Sunday, August 7, 2016

Vin Bruce



Ervin Joseph “Vin” Bruce, *25-04-1932 Cut Off, LA
4th version
by Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst, Wolf Ruediger Sommer, Will Agenant, Lillie Ohlsson, Richard Weize, Mario Manciotti

SESSIONS
13 February 1952 [14:00-17:00] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/gt], Grady Martin [mandolin], poss. Shot Jackson [steel], Owen Bradley [piano], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Don Law)
001 CO 47686/NASH 1423 FILLE DE LA VILLE (GIRL OF THE TOWN) 4-20923/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
002 CO 47687/NASH 1424 DANS LA LOUISIANNE (IN LOUISIANA) 4-20923/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
003 CO 47688/NASH 1425 SWEET LOVE 4-20973/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
004 CO 47689/NASH 1426 I TRUSTED YOU 4-20973/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
10 August 1952 [15:00-18:00] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/ac ld gt], Chet Atkins [el gt], Grady Martin [el gt/mandolin/fiddle], Bob Foster [steel], poss. Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson Jr [fiddle], Owen Bradley [piano]. Producer: Don Law)
005 CO 48309/NASH 1546 CLAIRE DE LUNE (LIGHT IF THE MOON) 4-21077/ BCD 16895
006 CO 48310/NASH 1547 JE LASSEZ MON COUER 4-21077/ BCD 16895
007 CO 48311/NASH 1548 ARE YOU FORGETTING? 4-21027/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
008 CO 48312/NASH 1549 KNOCKIN‘ ON THE DOOR 4-21027/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
18 February 1953 [18:00-22:00] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/ac ld gt], Grady Martin [el gt/mandolin], Jack Shook [gt], Bob Foster [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], Papa John Gordy [piano]. Producer Don Law)
009 CO 49038/NASH 1626 GOODBYE TO A SWEETHEART 4-21157/ Mountain Laurel 7504 LP-5032
010 CO 49039/NASH 1627 I’M GONNA STEAL MY BABY BACK 4-21157/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032
011 CO 49040/NASH 1628 MY MAMA SAID 4-21120/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
012 CO 49041/NASH 1629 I’LL STAY SINGLE 4-21120/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
013 CO 49042/NASH 1630 LA VALSE DE ST. MARIE 4-21189/ BCD 16895
014 CO 49043/NASH 1631 OH MA BELLE 4-21189/BCD 16895
14 May 1954 [11:00-15:00] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/gt], Chet Atkins [gt], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Donald Helms [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Jerry Rivers [fiddle], Papa John Gordy [piano]. Producer Don Law)
015 CO 51573/NASH 1854/ZSP-32146 LE DÉLECE unissued/ BCD 16895
016 CO 51574/NASH 1855/ZSP-32147 SI TOI TU M'AIME unissued/ BCD 16895
017 CO 51575/NASH 1856/ZSP-32148 OVER AN OCEAN OF GOLDEN DREAMS 4-21336/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
018 CO 51576/NASH 1857/ZSP-32149 I TRIED 4-21271/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
019 CO 51577/NASH 1858/ZSP-32150 HERE IS THE BOTTLE 4-21271/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
020 CO 51578/NASH 1859/ZSP-32151 TOO MANY GIRLS 4-21336/Mountain Laurel 7504 Cowgirlboy LP-5032 BCD 16895
1961 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
021 LE DELAYSAY Swallow 45-10119/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
022 LA FILLE DE CAMPAIGNE Swallow 45-10119/SWAL 6163
023 SI TU M'AIMES 45-10123/LP-1006 SWAL 6163
024 JE VAIS ALLER A TA NOCE 45-10123
1962 Radio Station KLFT, Golden Meadow, LA – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/gt], Luke Charpentier Jr. [ld spanish gt], Edbon Barrios [el gt], Harry Anselmi [steel], D.J. Collins [bass gt], Mack Cheramie [drums], Doc Guidry [fiddle], Wilbert Robichaux [fiddle])
025 JOLE BLON Swallow 45-10129/LP-6002 SWAL 6163
026 CHERE CHERIE Swallow LP-6002
027 TEE MAURICE Swallow LP-6002
028 J'AI PASSER D'VANT TA PORTE Swallow LP-6002
029 BIG TEXAS Swallow 45-10132/LP-6002
030 BIG MAMOU Swallow 45-10132/LP-6002
031 DANS LA LOUISIANNE [DANS LA LOUISIANNE]  45-10144/LP-6002 SWAL 6163
032 FILLE DE LA VILLE Swallow LP-6002 SWAL 6163
033 OH MA BELLE Swallow LP-6002 SWAL 6163
034 COEUR DE LA VILLE Swallow 45-10214/LP-6002 SWAL 6163
035 S-1064 LA VALSE DE ST. MARIE Swallow 45-10219/LP-6002 SWAL 6163
036 J'AI LAISSER MON COEUR Swallow LP-6002 SWAL 6163
037 THE BALLAD OF JEAN CALLAIS Swallow 45-10129/LP-6016 SWAL 6163
1962 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
038 CHRISTMAS WITH A BROKEN HEART Swallow 45-10137/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
039 CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU Swallow 45-10137
1963 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
040 I'M A POOR HOBO 45-10144/LP-6006
041 I LOST MY MIND 45-10153/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
042 I'LL BE A BACHELOR 45-10153/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
043 I'VE GOT FORGETTING TO DO 45-10156/LP-6016
044 GARDEN OF LOVE 45-10156/LP-6016
045 DANS LE CLAIRE DE LA LUNE 45-10157/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
046 JOLIE BRUNE 45-10157/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
ca 1965 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
047 VIEUX GARCON 45-10164
048 LA VALSE DE BAYOU 45-10164
ca 1966 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
049 THE MUSICIAN Swallow LP-6006 SWAL 6163
050 COLINDA Swallow 45-0183/LP-6006 SWAL 6163
051 JOLIE FILLE Swallow LP-6006 SWAL 6163
052 LE JOUR EST LA Swallow 45-10169/LP-6006
053 DEAR MOM 45-10169 Jin 231/LP-6016
ca 1966 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
054 LH 2525 OH, HEARTLESS ONE Jin 206/LP-6016
055 LH-2526 FORGOTTEN Jin 206/LP-6016
ca 1967 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
056 ONE MORE DANCE, MY CHERIE Jin 217/LP-6016
057 I'LL STAY SINGLE Jin 217/LP-6016
058 J11-14A ARE YOU FORGETTIN' Jin 223/LP-6016
059 J11-14B ANYONE CAN WRITE A LOVE SONG Jin 223
060 J-049-19A AND OLD FLAME Jin 231/LP-6016
ca  1968 Cosimo J+M Recording Studio, 525 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans,  LA – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/gt], Harry Anselmi [ld gt], Pat Curole [gt], Eldridge Comeaux [steel], Clifton Fonseca [bass], Billy Dufrene [drums], Doc Guidry [fiddle], Eldridge Robuicheaux [piano])
061 S-1063 VALSE D'AMITIE Swallow 45-10219/ LP-6015 SWAL 6163
062 VEUVE DE LA COULEE Swallow 45-10221/LP-6015
063 MADE A BIG MISTAKE Swallow LP-6015
064 FIFTY CENTS SONG Swallow LP-6015
065 DRUNKARD'S DREAM Swallow 45-10208/LP-6015 SWAL 6163
066 S-1038 THE CONVICT WALTZ Swallow 45-10204/LP-6015
067 THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE Swallow 45-10194/LP-6015 SWAL 6163
068 S-1031 MY BUCKET'S GOT A HOLE IN IT Swallow 45-10201/LP-6015
069 S-1032 A MAIDEN'S PRAYER Swallow 45-10201/LP-6015
070 COLD COLD HEART Swallow 45-10208/LP-6015
071 THE LAST LETTER Swallow 45-10204/LP-6015
072 WALK THROUGH THIS WORLD WITH ME Swallow 45-10194/LP-6015
ca 1968 unknown, LA – Vin Bruce
073 SECRET MEETING PLACE Swallow 45-10214/LP-6016
074 LAND, SKY AND WATER Swallow 45-10221/LP-6016
075 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY 45-10183- SWAL 6163
1973 LaLouisiane Recording Studio, 711 Stevenson St., Lafayette, LA – Vin Bruce (Producer: Carl J. rachou)
076 LE SUD DE LA LOUSIANNE LL 8136/LL 134
077 DANS LA LOUISIANNE LL 134
078 J'AI LAISSE MON COEUR A LA MAISON LL 134
079 JOLIE BLONDE LL 134
080 CLAIR DE LA LUNE LL 134
081 TEALA'S WALTZ LL 8136/LL 134
082 LA FILLE DE LA VILLE LL 134
083 TE PETITE A TE MEON LL 134
084 CHERE CHERIE LL 134
085 J'AI PASSE DEVANT TA PORTE LL 134
086 BAYOU LA FOURCHE LL 134
087 LA VALSE DE STE. MARIE LL 134
1975 unknown – Vin Bruce
088 LH 13700 SOMEBODY LOVES YOU BCS BC-500 /SP-CD-11
089 LH 13701 THE HURT  BCS BC-500/SP-CD-11
Unknown info – Vin Bruce
090 CAMPAIGN SONG  Francis Dugas No. 43
091 CAMPAIGN SONG (FRENCH) Francis Dugas No. 43
1979 Pott’s Recording Barn, Raceland, LA  – Vin Bruce And The Acadians (Producer: Pott Folse, Leroy Martin)
092 VFMRP 1324 CITOYEN DE L'ANNEE (CITIZEN OF THE YEAR) Starbarn 45-2013 093 VFMRP 1325 NOTRE VIEILLE AMOUR (FADED LOVE)  Starbarn 45-2013
Around 1980 Faxs Recording Co., 814 E. Main, Houma, LA – Vin Bruce And The Acadians (Producer: Leroy Martin)
094 100-1 ONLY ONE HEART Nu-Fax 100
095 100-2 MY HEART DON'T UNDERSTAND  Nu-Fax 100 -  w. The Acadians
1993 Sound Center Recorders, Church Point, LA – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vl/ac gt], Junior Martin [steel], Beau Ledet [bass], Gerald Melancon [drums], Tony Thiboudeaux [fiddle], Blake Mouton [accordion]. Producer: Lee Lavergne)
096 LES CADJINS DU BAYOU Lanor LRCD 1040 MG 1105
097 HE' JOLIE! Lanor LRCD 1040  MG 1105
098 LA VALSE DE LA BELLE RIVIERE Lanor LRCD 1040 MG 1105  
099 LA CLE' DE MON COEUR Lanor LRCD 1040 MG 1105
100 LA DELAISSE Lanor LRCD 1040 MG 1105
101 TROLER Lanor LRCD 1040  MG 1105
102 APPELLE MOI SUR LE TELEPHONE Lanor LRCD 1040 MG 1105
103 MA VIE DE MUSICIEN Lanor LRCD 1040  MG 1105
104 C'EST MALHEUREUX Lanor LRCD 1040 MG 1105
105 MA BELLE DU BAYOU Lanor LRCD 1040
106 PRENDS CES CHAINES DE MON COEUR Lanor LRCD 1040
107 SI J'AURAIS DEA AILES Lanor LRCD 1040  MG 1105
1997 unknown – Vin Bruce
108 BEAU BAYOU L'OURS  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105
109 IT'S YOUT TURN TO CRY  Lanor LR 1066
110 LET'S WALTZ AGAIN  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105  
111 PAPA JOE  Lanor LR 1066  MG 1105
112 VIN BRUCE SONG  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105
113 WRONG ROAD OF LOVE  Lanor LR 1066  MG 1105  
114 A DREAM I'LL NEVER FORGET  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105
115 EVERY SECOND EVERY MINUTE EVERY HOUR  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105
116 THE GOOD OLD DAYS  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105
117 LET'S START A NEW LOVE  Lanor LR 1066
118 PALMETTO WALTZ  Lanor LR 1066 MG 1105
119 WHERE IS LOVE  Lanor LR 1066  MG 1105
2000 unknown – Vin Bruce (Vin Bruce [vcl/ac gt], Harry Anselmi [gt],  Tab Benoit [gt/drums]. Producer: Tab Benoit)
120 I LOVE YOU MORE TODAY  LRHR 9302 Spoon SP-CD-11  
121 GIFT OF LOVE  LRHR 9302
122 SWEET AND LOW  LRHR 9302
123 CAROUSEL FOR TWO  LRHR 9302  Spoon SP-CD-11
124 NOTHING BUT SMILES  LRHR 9302
125 WHERE IS LOVE  LRHR 9302
126 YOUR DREAM'S NOT OVER (UNTIL YOU STOP DREAMING)  LRHR 9302
127 WHISPERS AND SHADOWS  LRHR 9302
128 BLUE LAKES  LRHR 9302
129 THE HURT INSIDE OF ME  LRHR 9302
130 PAY PHONE  LRHR 9302
131 GOD'S ONLY SON  LRHR 9302  
Btw 1975-2004– unknown – Vin Bruce
132 MY HEART WON'T LET YOU GO Spoon SP-CD-11
133 INTRODUCTION BY DON HELMS Spoon SP-CD-11
134 LET'S TURN BACK THE YEARS Spoon SP-CD-11
135 ALONE WITH YOU DARLING Spoon SP-CD-11
136 THE DREAMS I DREAM Spoon SP-CD-11
137 LETTERS HAVER NO ARMS Spoon SP-CD-11
138 DO YOU MIND Spoon SP-CD-11
139 THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT Spoon SP-CD-11  

ALBUMS
Swallow LP-6002 Vin Bruce Sings Jole Blon And Other Cajun Classics: Jole Blon; Chere Cherie; Tee Maurice; J'ai Passer D'vant Ta Porte; Big Texas; Big Mamou; Dans La Louisianne; Fille De La Ville; Oh Ma Belle; Coeur De La Ville; La Valse De St. Marie; J'ai Laisser Mon Coeur – 62 (MX SLP-102/3)
Swallow LP-6006 Vin Bruce's Greatest Hits: Dans Le Claire De La Lune; The Musician; Colinda; I'll Be A Bachelor; Le Delaysay; Si Tu M'aime; Jolie Fille; I Lost My Mind; I'm A Poor Hobo; Jolie Brun; Christmas With A Broken Heart; Le Jour Est La – 66
Swallow LP-6015 Vin Bruce’s Cajun Country: Valse d'amitie; Veuve de la coulee; Made a Big Mistake; Fifty Cents Song;Drunkard's Dream;Convict Waltz; Wild Side Of Life;My Bucket's Got A Hole In It; Maiden's Prayer; Cold Cold Heart; Last Letter; Walk Through This World With Me – 68
Swallow LP-6016 Vin Bruce Sings Country: Garden Of Love; Just One More Dance; Oh Heartless One; I’ll Stay Single; Are You Forgetting; Forgotten; Secret Meeting Place; Ballad Of Jean Callais; Land, Sky And Water; An Old Flame; I’ve Got Forgetting To Do; Dear Mom – 68
La Louisianne LL-134 Cajun Country's Greatest: Le sud de la Lousianne; Dans la Louisianne; J'ai laisse mon coeur a la maison; Jolie blonde; Clair de la lune; Teala's waltz; La fille de la ville; Te petite a te meon; Chere cherie; J'ai passe devant ta porte; Bayou la fourche; La valse de Ste. Marie - 73
Mountain Laurel 7504 Country Songs From Louisiana: Knockin' On The Door; Are You Forgetting; Fille De La Ville; Dans La Louisianne; Sweet Love; I Trusted You; Goodbye To A Sweetheart; I'm Gonna Steal My Baby Back; Over An Ocean Of Golden Dreams; Too Many Girls; My Mama Said; I'll Stay Single; I Tried; Here Is The Bottle - 75 (reissued on Cowgirlboy LP-5032 in 1990)
Lanor LRCD-1040 Chante les cadjins du bayou: Les cadjins du bayou; He' jolie!; La valse de la belle riviere; La cle' de mon coeur; La delaisse; Troler; Appelle moi sur le telephone; Ma vie de musicien; C'est malheureux; Ma belle du bayou; Prends ces chaines de mon coeur; Si j'aurais dea ailes – 93 (reissued in Portugal, 1995 on Cajunsound Soc. 90251)
Lanor LR-1066 Beau bayou l'ours: Beau bayou l'ours; It's Yout Turn To Cry; Let's Watlz Again; Papa Joe; Vin Bruce Song; Wrong Road Of Love; A Dream I'll Never Forget; Every Second Every Minute Every Hour; The Good Old Days; Let's Start A New Love; Palmetto Waltz; Where Is Love - 97
Swallow SWAL 6163 Essential Collection: Fille de Campaigne; It's My Birthday; Dans le Claire de la Lune; The Musician; I'll be a Bachelor; Delaysay; Jolie Brun; I Lost My Mind; Jolie Fille; Si Tu m'Aime; Colinda; Ballad of Jean Callais; Dans la Louisianne; Fille de la Ville; Oh My Belle; Couer de la Ville; La Valse de St. Marie; J'ai Laissez Mon Coeur; Jolie Blonde; La Valse d'Amitie; Drunkards Dream; Wild Side of Life; Christmas with a Broken Heart – 06-06-00 (recorded 1961-70)
Louisiana Red Hot LRHR 9302 Carousel For Two: I Love You More Today; Gift Of Love; Sweet And Low; Carousel For Two; Nothing But Smiles; Where Is Love; Your Dream's Not Over (Until You Stop Dreaming); Whispers And Shadows; Blue Lakes; The Hurt Inside Of Me; Pay Phone; God's Only Son – 17-10-00
Spoon SP-CD-11 Somebody Loves You/The Country Side Of A Cajun Legend: Somebody Loves You; My Heart Won't Let You Go; Introduction By Don Helms; Let's Turn Back The Years; Alone With You Darling; The Hurt; I Love You More Today; The Dreams I Dream; Carousel For Two; Letters Haver No Arms; Do You Mind; There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight - 04
Mardi Gras MG 1105 Cajun Legend: Les Cadjins du Bayou; He' Jolie; Palmetto Waltz; Beau Bajou L' Ours; Let's Waltz Again; Vin Bruce Song; Papa Joe; Wrong Road of Love; A Dream I'll Never Forget; The Good Old Days; Where Is Love?; Every Second, Every Minute, Every Hour; Troler; Appelle, Moi Sur le Telephone; Ma Vie de Musicien; La Valse de la Belle Riviere; La Cle de Mon Coeur; La Delaisse; Si J' Aurais des Ailes; C'Est Malheureux – 15-08-06 (sampler, Lanor tracks)
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16895 Dans La Louisiane: Fille de la ville; Dans la Louisianne; Sweet Love; I Trusted You; Claire de la lune; Je laissez mon coer; Are You Forgetting; Knockin' On The Door; Goodbye To A Sweetheart; I'm Gonna Steal My Baby Back; My Mama Said; I'll Stay Single; La valse de St. Marie; Oh ma belle; Le délece; Si toi tu m'aime; Over An Ocean Of Golden Dreams; I Tried; Here Is The Bottle; Too Many Girls – 29-08-11

SINGLES
Columbia (1952-54)
4-20923 Fille De Ville / Dans La Louisianne - 04-52
4-20973 Sweet Love / I Trusted You - 07-52
4-21027 Knockin' On The Door / Are You Forgetting - 11-52
4-21077 Je Lassez Mon Couer / Claire De Lune - 02-53
4-21120 My Mama Said / I'll Stay Single - 06-53
4-21157 Goodbye To A Sweetheart / I'm Gonna Steal My Baby Back - 09-53
4-21189 Oh Ma Belle / La Valse De St.Marie - 12-53
4-21271 I Tried / Here Is The Bottle - 06-54
4-21336 Over An Ocean Of Golden Dreams / Too Many Girls - 12-54
Swallow (1961-66)
45-119 Le Delaysay / La Fille De Campaigne - 61
45-123 Si Tu M'aimes / Je Vais Aller A Ta Noce - 62
45-129 Jole Blon / The Ballad Of Jean Callais – 07-62
45-10132 Big Texas / Big Mamou - 62
45-10137 Christmas With A Broken Heart / Christmas On The Bayou – 11-62
45-10144 I'm A Poor Hobo / Dans La Louisiana - 63
45-10153 I Lost My Mind / I'll Be A Bachelor - 63
45-10156 I've Got Forgetting To Do / Garden Of Love - 63
45-10157 Dans Le Claire De La Lune / Jolie Brune -
45-10164 Vieux Garcon / La Valse De Bayou - 67
45-10169 Dear Mom (A Letter From Viet-Nam)  / Le Jour Est La – 67
Jin (1966-68)
45-206 Heartless One / Forgotten - 66
45-217 One More Dance, My Cherie / I'll Stay Single - 67
45-223 Are You Forgettin' / Anyone Can Write A Love Song - 67
45-231 Dear Mom / Old Flame - 68
Swallow (1968-?)
45-10183 It's My Birthday / Colinda - 68
45-10194 Walk Through This World With Me / The Wild Side Of Life – 69
45-10201 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / A Maiden's Prayer -
45-10204 The Last Letter / The Convict Waltz
45-10208 Drunkard's Dream / Cold, Cold Heart
45-10214 Coeur De La Villa / Secret Meeting Place – 77
45-10219 Valse D'amite / Valse De St. Marie
45-10221 Land, Sky And Water / Veuve De La Coulee
La Louisianne (1973)
LL-8136 Le Sud De La Louisianne / Teala's Waltz – 74
BCS (1975)
BC-500 Somebody Loves You / The Hurt - 75
Starbarn (1979)
45-2013 Citoyen De L'Annee (Citizen Of The Year) / Notre Vieille Amour (Faded Love)  - w. The Acadians  - 79
Nu-Fax
100 Only One Heart / My Heart Don't Understand  -  w. The Acadians
Francis Dugas For District Attorney
No. 43 Campaign Song /  Campaign Song (French)

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