Monday, August 15, 2016

Red Kirk



Claude Kirk, *24-05-1925, Knoxville, TN, +1999
3rd version


By Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS
April 1949 WCRK Radio Station,  Morristown, TN - Red Kirk (Red Kirk [vcl/rh gt], Zeke Turner [gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], poss. Louis Innis [bass], Buck Ryan [fiddle], Buddy Puffenbarger [accordion])
001 2392 A PACKAGE TIED IN BLUE Mercury 6189/ BACM CD D 233
002 2393 LOVESICK BLUES 6189/ BACM CD D 233
003 2394 GIVE ME ONE CHANCE unissued
004 2395 HONEYMOON WALTZ 6204-x45/ Cattle LP-115
005 2396 A TEAR FOR YOUR HEART 6204-x45/Cattle LP-115
ca. October 1949 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH- Red Kirk with Jerry Byrd and String Dusters /* vocal Judy Perkins added (Red Kirk [vcl], Judy Perkins [vcl*] + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
006 2640 WHY DO YOU CARE? 6242/ Cattle LP-115
007 2641 PLAYING FOR KEEPS unissued
008 2642 I WASTED A NICKEL (LAST NIGHT) 6223/ Cattle LP-115
009 2643 OVER AN OCEANS OF GOLDEN DREAMS 6257/ Cattle LP-115
010 2644 I WONDER WHO WE THINK WE'RE FOOLING* 6237/BACM CD D 187
011 2645 CRY BABY HEART 6223/ Cattle LP-115
BACM CD D 187 MERCURY LABEL (UK, 2007)
December 1949 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH - Red Kirk, *w. Judy Parkins (Red Kirk [vcl], Judy Perkins [vcl*] + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
012 2658 FAIRY TALES* 6237/ BACM CD D 233
013 2661 IT'S RAINING IN MY HEART  6242/LP-115 BACM CD D 233
ca. April 1950 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH - Red Kirk  (Red Kirk [vcl], + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
014 YW-7008-5 LOSE YOUR BLUES 6257-x45/Cattle LP-115
015 YW-7009-3 CHURCH BELLS CHIMED 6274-x45/LP-115
July 1950 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH - Red Kirk (Red Kirk [vcl], + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
016 YW-7034-3 MAD AT MY HEART 6332-x45/Cattle LP-115
017 YW-7035 COLD STEEL BLUES 6309-X45/LP-115 BACM CD D 233
018 YW-7036-1 NEVER BEEN SO LONESOME 6274-x45/LP-115 BCD 16286
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16286 HANK WILLIAMS SONGWRITER TO LEGEND (GER, 1998)
ca. October 1950 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH– Red Kirk (Red Kirk [vcl], + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
019 YW-7050 TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES 6288-X45/ Cattle LP-115 El Toro H 100
020 YW-7051 CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WOMAN (WHO CAN'T UNDERSTAND HER MAN) 6288-x45/ Cattle LP-115
EL TORO H-100 GRAVY TRAIN HILLBILLY MEETS R/B BEFORE ELVIS (ESP, 2002)
ca. January 1951 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH – Red Kirk (Red Kirk [vcl], + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
021 YW-7096 THREE'S CROWD 6309-x45/LP-115 BACM CD D 233
March or April 1951 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH – Red Kirk  (Red Kirk [vcl], + String Dusters: Zeke Turner [ld gt], Louie Innis [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Red Turner [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
022 YW-7224 SUGAR-COATED LOVE 6332-x45/LP-115 BACM CD D 233
ca. June or July 1951 poss. Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Red Kirk
023 YW-7260 ONLY ONE STEP MORE 6363-x45/BACM CD D 233
024 YW-7261 GENTLE HANDS 6363-x45/ BACM CD D 233
025 YW-7262 TRAIN TRACK SHUFFLE 6358-x45/ BACM CD D 233
026 YW-7263 SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY 6358-x45/ BACM CD D 233
June 1952 poss. Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Red Kirk
027 YW-7404 CARELESS MIND 6409-x45/ BACM CD D 233
028 YW-7405 WALKIN‘ ROUND IN CIRCLES 70044-x45/ BACM CD D 233
029 YW-7406 KNOCK OUT THE LIGHTS AND CALL THE LAW 6409-x45/ BACM CD D 233 CLCD 2874 CAT 1036
030 YW-7407 YOU PUT MY HEART IN PRISON 70044-x45/ BACM CD D 233
COLLECTOR CLCD 2874 SLEW FOOT BOPPING BILLIES (NED, 2005); CAT 1036 CALLING ALL ROCK AND ROLL COLLECTORS VOL. 4 (NED, 1994)
20 June 1954 Bradley Studios, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Chet Atkins, vcl Red Kirk [-1], vcl Eddie Kirk and Louie Innis [-2] (+ Jerry Byrd [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Buddy Harman [drums)
031 E4-VB-4716 SET A SPELL-1 RCA Victor 47-5956/BCD 15714
000 E4-VB-4717 MISTER MISERY -2 47-5813
032 E4-VB-4718 GET UP AND GO -1 unissued/BCD 15714
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15714 CHET ARKINS: GALOPING GUITAR THE EARLY YEARS  (GER, 1993)
ca. November 1955 poss. Bradley Studios, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Red Kirk (Producer: Murray Nash)
033 F8OW-4793 DAVY CROCKETT BLUES Republic 7120-F/ BACM CD D 233
034 F8OW-4794 RED LIPPED GIRL Republic 7120-F/ BACM CD D 233
ca. February 1957 unknown – Red Kirk
035 H8OW-2339/839* IT'S NOTHING TO ME Ring 45-1503 ABC 45-9814*/ BACM CD D 233
036 H8OW-2340/840* HOW STILL THE NIGHT Ring 45-1503 ABC 45-9814*/ BACM CD D 233
ca. January 1959 unknown – Red Kirk
037 ST-2035 DARK STREETS Starday 45-421
038 ST-2036 I WONDER 45-421
1964 poss. Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Red Kirk (arr. and cond. Harold Bradley. Producer: Don Bradford)
039 RK4M-7283? A GOOD NIGHT TO CRY Spot SP7-1119 DeWitt 5910
040 RK4M-7284 HURTIN’  ALL OVER Spot SP7-1119 DeWitt 5910
1967 Nashville, TN - Red Kirk
041 SW 106 IT’S NOTHING TO ME  Great 1075
042 SW 107 SLEEP, LITTLE BROTHER Great 1075 

ALBUMS
Cattle [GER] LP-115 The Voice Of The Country:
A Tear For Your Heart; Can't Understand A Woman (Who Can't Understand A Man); Church Bells Chimed; Cold Steel Blues; Cry Baby Heart; Honeymoon Waltz; I Wasted A Nickel (Last Night).; It's Raining In My Heart; Lose Your Blues; Mad At My Heart; Never Been So Lonesome; Sugar-Coated Love; Teardrops From My Eyes; Three's A Crowd; Why Do You Care; Over An Ocean Of Golden Dreams – 87
BACM [UK] CD D 233 The Voice Of The Country: Only One Step More; Gentle Hands; Fairy Tales; You Put My Heart In Prison; Walking Round In Circles; Three's A Crowd; Cold Steel Blues; Sentimental Journey; Train Track Shuffle; Careless Mind; It's Raining In My Heart; Knock Out The Lights And Call The Law; Sugar Coated Love; Lovesick Blues; A Package Tied In Blue; It's Nothing To Me; How Still The Night; Davy Crockett Blues; Red Lipped Girl; Lazy Ranch Boys Radio Show – 02-06-08

SINGLES
Mercury (1949-52)
6189 Lovesick Blues / A Package Tied In Blue - 04-49 (rev. May 14)
6204 A Tear For Your Heart / Honeymoon Waltz - 06-49
6223 I Wasted A Nickel Last Night / Cry Baby Heart - 11-49 (rev. Dec. 24)
6237-X45 Fairy Tales / I Wonder Who We Think We're Fooling - 02-50 w. Judy Perkins (rev. Feb. 18)
6242-X45 Why Do You Care / It's Raining In My Heart - 03-50 w. Jerry Byrd
6257-X45 Lose Your Blues / Over An Ocean Of Golden Dreams - 04-50 w. Jerry Byrd
6274-X45 Church Bells Chimed / Never Been So Lonesome [or Never Be Lonely] - 08-50 w. Jerry Byrd (rev. Sept. 16)
6288-X45 Can't Understand A Woman / Teardrops From My Eyes - 10-50
6309-X45 Cold Steel Blues / Three's A Crowd - 02-51
6332-X45 Sugar Coated Love / Mad At My Heart – ca. 24-05-51 (rev. June 9)
6358-X45 Train Track Shuffle / Sentimental Journey – 09-51 (rev. Oct. 6)
6363-X45 Only One Step More / Gentle Hands - 10-51 (rev. Nov. 10)
6409-X45 Knock Out The Lights And Call The Law / Careless Mind – ca. 11-07-52 (rev. Aug. 2)
70044-X45 You Put My Heart In Prison / Walkin' 'Round In Circles - 12-52 (rev. Dec. 27)
RCA Victor (1954, Chet Atkins recordings)
47-5813 [Red Kirk and louie Innis:] Mr. Misery / [Chet Atkins:] San Antonio Rose – 08-54
47-5956 [Chet Atkins:] Mr.Sandman / [Red Kirk:] Set A Spell – 12-54
Republic (1955)
7120-F Davy Crockett Blues / Red Lipped Girl – 11-55
Ring (1957)
45-1503 It's Nothing To Me / How Still The Night – 57 (reissued on ABC 45-9814 in April 1957)
Starday (1959)
45-421 Dark Streets / I Wonder - 02-59 (rev. Feb. 16)
DeWitt (1964)
5910 Hurtin' All Over / Some Other Way - 64 (also on Spot SP7-1119)
Great (1967)
1075 Sleep Little Brother / It’s Nothing To Me - 67

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