Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bill Kirchen



*29-06-1948 Bridgeport, CT
3rd version
by Praguefrank, Michal Gololobov
SESSIONS see also Commander Cody, Twangbangers, also member of Moonlighters, recorded with Nick Lowe
1991 unknown – Austin De Lone and Bill Kirchen
001 BIG BIG FUN
1993 Washington, DC - Bill Kirchen (Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt], Buddy Charleton [steel], Jeff Sarli [bass], Dave Elliot [drums]. Producer: Ed Eastridge)
002 BOTTLE BABY BOOGIE Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
003 TOMBSTONE EVERY MILE Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
004 ROCKABILLY FUNERAL Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
005 FOOL ON A STOOL Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
006 ONE WOMAN MAN Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
007 LOVIN' CAJUN STYLE Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
008 THINK IT OVER Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
009 LOVER'S ROCK Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
010 COOL LOVIN' BABY Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
011 SECRETS OF LOVE Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
012 TELL ME THE REASON Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
013 WITHOUT LOVE Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
014 ALL TORE UP Black Top 1109 Demon CD-725
ca May 1995 Fredericksburg, VA - Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun (Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt/ trombone/six-string bass], Johnny Castle [vcl/bass/shaker], Jack O'Dell [drums/ tambourine/ Cajun spoons/bck vcl], + Peter Bonta [ac gt/ accordion/ piano/ Wurlitzer electric piano/ Hammond B-3 organ/bck vcl], Jeff Covert [slide gt], Buddy Charleton [steel], Austin de Lone [piano], Chris Watling [sax], Alan MacEwen [trumpet]. Producer: Ed Eastridge)
015 WOMB TO THE TOMB Black Top 1130
016 WHICH CAME FIRST Black Top 1130
017 DON'T BE TRUE Black Top 1130
018 HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL Black Top 1130
019 HIGH SNAKES IN DEEP WATER Black Top 1130
020 SWINGIN' TEARDROPS Black Top 1130
021 WHO'S THAT WHO Black Top 1130
022 RED CAJUN GIRL Black Top 1130
023 I HEARD THE HIGHWAY Black Top 1130
024 NITRO EXPRESS Black Top 1130
025 HEART IS A MUSCLE Black Top 1130
026 WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE MILL? Black Top 1130
027 SWING FEVER Black Top 1130
028 I DON'T LIKE TO WORK Black Top 1130
21/23 February 1997 [live] Globe Theater, Berlin, MD - Bill Kirchen (Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt], Johnny Castle [bass], Jack O¢ Dell [drums]. Producer: Peter Bonta and Bill Kirchen)
02801 BIG MACK'S OFF THE BLOCKS Hightone HCD-8085
02802 LOOKING AT THE WORLD THROUGH A WINDSHIELD Hightone HCD-8085 HCD-8186
02803 TOO MUCH FUN Hightone HCD-8085
02804 HOT ROD LINCOLN Hightone HCD-8085 HCD-8186
02805 SECRETS OF LOVE Hightone HCD-8085
02806 COLD COUNTRY BLUES Hightone HCD-8085
02807 SOMETIMES I THINK Hightone HCD-8085
02808 SWING FEVER Hightone HCD-8085
02809 WOMB TO THE TOMB Hightone HCD-8085 HCD-8186
02810 TELL ME THE REASON Hightone HCD-8085
02811 ROCKIN' OVER CHINA Hightone HCD-8085
02812 FINGER Hightone HCD-8085
January 1999 Actiondale Studio, Annandale, VA/ Groovetown USA, Washington DC/ Tommy Detamore's Cherry Ridge Studio, Floresville, TX – Bill Kirchen (Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt/ trombone], Louise Kirchen [vcl], Tommy Detamore [gt/steel], Austin DeLone [gt/ piano/ organ], Clay Blaker [ac gt], Johnny Castle [bass], Jack O'Dell [drums], Bobby Flores [fiddle], Flaco Jiménez [accordion], Lewis Bustos [sax/horns], Al Gomez [horns], Audio Mixers: Austin DeLone; Tommy Detamore. Liner Note Author: Bill Kirchen. Producer: Austin DeLone)
029 GIRLFRIEND Hightone HCD-8100
030 FLY ON YOUR JACKET Hightone HCD-8100
031 RAISE A RUCKUS Hightone HCD-8100
032 MAN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL Hightone HCD-8100
033 LITTLE BITTY RECORD Hightone HCD-8100 HCD-8186
034 BIG HAT/NO CATTLE Hightone HCD-8100
035 FLIP FLOP Hightone HCD-8100
036 DREAMWORLD Hightone HCD-8100
037 LET THE FIRE BURN OUT Hightone HCD-8100
038 SHE'S A YUM YUM Hightone HCD-8100
039 MY HEART HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN Hightone HCD-8100
040 LIVIN' DANGEROUSLY Hightone HCD-8100
041 TRUE LOVER'S THE TREASURE Hightone HCD-8100
042 INTERSTATE Hightone HCD-8100
2001 The Site, Marin County, CA/Wally Cleaver's, Fredericksburg, VA/Cherry Ridge, Floresville, TX/Rose Studios, Bowie, MD - Bill Kirchen (Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt], Peter Bonta [gt/piano], Jeff Covert [gt/bck vcl], Blackie Farrell [gt], Bobby Black/Tommy Detamore [steel], Austin De Lone [piano/vibraphone], Johnny Castle [bass/bck vcl], Jack O'Dell [drums/bck vcl]. Producer: Bill Kirchen)
043 TRUCK STOP AT THE END OF THE WORLD Hightone HCD-8138 HCD-8186
044 QUIT FEELIN' SORRY FOR YOU Hightone HCD-8138
045 ROLL TRUCK ROLL Hightone HCD-8138
046 DIM LIGHTS THICK SMOKE Hightone HCD-8138 HCD-8186
047 ONE MORE HOUR OF BLUES Hightone HCD-8138
048 TRYIN' TO TURN HER MEMORY OFF Hightone HCD-8138
049 HILLBILLY TRUCK DRIVIN' MAN Hightone HCD-8138
050 TIED TO THE WHEEL Hightone HCD-8138
051 PRISON BAND Hightone HCD-8138
052 POULTRY IN MOTION Hightone HCD-8138
053 HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE Hightone HCD-8138
054 JUST LIKE TOM THUMB'S BLUES Hightone HCD-8138 HCD-8186
2003 [sessions fot Guitarland] unknown – Joel Hamilton and Bill Kirchen
055 TENNESSEE
2006 unknown - Bill Kirchen (Bill Kirchen [vl/gt], Paul Riley [bass gt], Robert Trehern [drums], Austin DeLone [keyboards/bck vcl], + Sarah Carroll, Phil McCleod, Suzannah Espie, Trish Anderson [cello] + Nick Lowe [bck vcl] + Chris Gaffney [vcl], Dave Gonzales [vcl] Cindy Cashdollar [steel], Danny Levin [fiddle])
056 HAMMER OF THE HONKY-TONK GODS Proper American PRPACD 105
057 ROCKS INTO SAND Proper American PRPACD 105
058 GET A LITTLE GONER Proper American PRPACD 105
059 SKID ROW IN MY MIND Proper American PRPACD 105
060 WORKING MAN Proper American PRPACD 105
061 SOUL CRUISIN' Proper American PRPACD 105
062 TRUTH BE TOLD Proper American PRPACD 105
063 DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS Proper American PRPACD 105
064 ONE MORE DAY Proper American PRPACD 105
065 HEART OF GOLD Proper American PRPACD 105
066 IF IT'S REALLY GOT TO BE THIS WAY Proper American PRPACD 105
2006 unknown – Austin De Longe and Bill Kirchen
067 LET’S ROCK
2008 [live] unknown – Bill Kirchen
068 HOT ROD LINCOLN
2009 Anne and Herbert's Hit Shack, Lottsburg, VA/ Charlie Irwin's, Austin, TX/ Collar City Sound, Troy, NY/ Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH/ Goldtop Studio, London, UK/ M and P Productions, Owings, MD/ Red Hill, Charlottesville, VA/ Specific Sound, London, UK;/ Studio D, Sausalito, CA/ The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, BC/ Yellow Teapot, San Francisco, CA – Bill Kirchen (Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt], Austin DeLone [vcl/ac gt/ piano/ el piano/ organ], Dan Hicks [vcl/ac gt], Blackie Farrell [vcl/ac gt], Jack O'Dell [vcl/drums], Chris O'Connell, Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack, Elvis Costello, Maria Muldaur [vcl], Peter Bonta [mandolin/ accordion], Paul Riley [bass gt/ bck vcl], Norton Buffalo [harmonica], Commander Cody [piano], Lisa Best, Bucky Lindsey, Louise Kirchen [bck vcl)
069 BUMP WOOD PRPACD 011
070 SHELLY'S WINTER LOVE PRPACD 011
071 MAN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL PRPACD 011
072 I DON'T WORK THAT CHEAP PRPACD 011
073 TIME WILL TELL THE STORY PRPACD 011
074 HUSBANDS AND WIVES PRPACD 011
075 OPEN RANGE PRPACD 011
076 ARKANSAS DIAMOND PRPACD 011
077 WORD TO THE WISE PRPACD 011
078 AIN'T GOT TIME FOR THE BLUES PRPACD 011
079 VALLEY OF THE MOON  PRPACD 011
2011 Cinderella Studios, Nashville, TN – The Carpenter Ants and Bill Kirchen
080 I'M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY
081 LITTLE BITTY CITY (CHARLESTON W-V-A)
082 NOBODY CAN TURN ME AROUND
083 THE MUSIC'S HOT
084 THEY WANT YOUR MONKEY
085 FAITH, TRUST AND LOVE
086 WHICHA WAY DID IT GO
087 BUMBLEBEE
088 LING-TING-TONG
089 ANTS IN YOUR PANTS
090 IT'S A BLESSING
091 MOONSHINE
092 HE SAVED MY SOUL
093 THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME
Tracks above issued on album Ants and Uncles
2013 unknown – Yvette Landry and Bill Kirchen
094 THIS HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
095 WHAT IN THE HELL THEY DID BACK THEN
2013 Specific Sound, London, UK/ Treehouse Productions, Austin, TX – Bill Kirchen ( Bill Kirchen [vcl/gt], Maurice Cridlin [el bass], Jack O'Dell [drums/ percussion], Austin DeLone [piano/organ])
096 TOO MUCH FUN Proper 112
097 TELL ME THE REASON Proper 112
098 DOWN TO SEEDS AND STEMS AGAIN Proper 112
099 SEMI-TRUCK Proper 112
100 ROCKABILLY FUNERAL Proper 112
101 WOMB TO THE TOMB Proper 112
102 FLIP FLOP Proper 112
103 SWING FEVER Proper 112
104 IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY Proper 112
105 TRUCK STOP AT THE END OF THE WORLD Proper 112
106 MAMA HATED DIESELS Proper 112
107 HOT ROD LINCOLN Proper 112
108 TALKIN' ABOUT CHICKEN Proper 112
2016 M + P Studio, Austin, TX/ Studio D, Sausalito, CA/ The Site, Marin County, CA. – Bill Kirchen and Austin De Lone
109 HOUNDS OF THE BAKERSFIELD Red House RHRCD 296
110 WINE, WINE, WINE Red House RHRCD 296
111 LET'S ROCK Red House RHRCD 296
112 OXBLOOD Red House RHRCD 296
113 THINK IT OVER Red House RHRCD 296
114 WARM AND TENDER LOVE Red House RHRCD 296
115 NO NEED FOR KNOCKING Red House RHRCD 296
116 ALL TORE UP Red House RHRCD 296
117 ALREADY WALKING Red House RHRCD 296
118 BACK IN THE DAY Red House RHRCD 296
119 SOMEBODY'S GOING HOME Red House RHRCD 296
120 THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' Red House RHRCD 296

121 LOSING HANDS*
122 SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE (THAT CIGARETTE)*
*bonus tracks on 2017 reissue
 


ALBUMS
Demon [UK] CD-725 Tombstone Every Mile:
Bottle Baby Boogie; Tombstone Every Mile; Rockabilly Funeral; Fool On A Stool; One Woman Man; Lovin' Cajun Style; Think It Over; Lover's Rock; Cool Lovin' Baby; Secrets Of Love; Tell Me The Reason; Without Love; All Tore Up - 93 (US issue on Blacktop BT-1109 in 1994)
Black Top BT-1130 Have Love, Will Travel: Womb To The Tomb; Which Came First; Don't Be True; Have Love Will Travel; High Snakes In Deep Water; Swingin' Teardrops; Who's That Who; Red Cajun Girl; I Heard The Highway; Nitro Express; The Heart Is A Muscle; What's The Matter With The Mill; Swing Fever; I Don't Like To Work - 03-96
Hightone HCD-8085 Hot Rod Lincoln Live !: Big Mack's Off The Blocks; Looking At The World Through A Windshield; Too Much Fun; Hot Rod Lincon; Secrets Of Love; Cold Country Blues; Sometimes I Think; Swing Fever; Womb To The Tomb; Tell Me The Reason; Rockin' Over China; The Finger - 09-97
Hightone HCD-8100 Raise A Ruckus: Girlfriend; Fly On Your Jacket; Raise A Ruckus; Man In The Bottom Of The Well; Little Bitty Record; Big Hat - No Cattle; Flip Flop; Dreamworld; Let The Fire Burn Out; She's A Yum Yum; My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own; Livin' Dangerously; True Love's The Treasure; Interstate - 04-99
Hightone HCD-8138 Tied To The Wheel: Truck Stop At The End Of The World; Quit Feelin' Sorry For You; Roll Truck Roll; Dim Lights, Thick Smoke; One More Hour Of Blues; Tryin' To Turn Her Memory Off; Hillbilly Truck Driving Man; Tied To The Wheel; Prison Band; Poultry In Motion; How Mountain Girls Can Love; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - 08-01
Hightone HCD-8186 King Of Dieselbilly: Classic Kirchen: Hot Rod Lincoln Truck Stop At The End Of The World; Looking At The World Throuh A Windshield; Rocket In My Pocket (With The Twangbangers); Dim Lights, Thick Smoke; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues; Rockabilly Funeral (With The Twangbangers); Little Bitty Record; Womb To The Tomb; Hot Rod Lincoln (With The Twangbangers) - 25-10-05 (Sampler)
Proper American PRPACD 105 Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods: Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods; Rocks Into Sand; Get A Little Goner; Skid Row In My Mind; Working Man; Soul Cruisin'; Truth Be Told; Devil With The Blue Dress; One More Day; Heart Of Gold; If It's Really Got To Be This Way - 30-01-07
Proper American PRPACD 011 Word To The Wise: Bump Wood; Shelly's Winter Love; Man in the Bottom of the Well; I Don't Work That Cheap; Time Will Tell the Story; Husbands And Wives; Open Range; Arkansas Diamond; Word to the Wise; Ain't Got Time For the Blues; Valley of the Moon – 25-05-10 (UK issue on Proper 700138)
Alpo ?  Ants And Uncles: I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday; Little Bitty City (Charleston W-V-A); Nobody Can Turn Me Around;  The Music's Hot;  They Want Your Monkey;  Faith, Trust and Love; Whicha Way Did It Go;  Bumblebee;  Ling-Ting-Tong;  Ants in Your Pants;  It's a Blessing;  Moonshine;  He Saved My Soul;  This World Is Not My Home - 05-01-12 w. Carpenter Ants
Proper American PRPACD 112 Seeds And Stems: Too Much Fun; Tell Me The Reason; Down to Seeds and Stems Again; Semi-Truck; Rockabilly Funeral; Womb To The Tomb; Flip Flop; Swing Fever; It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry; Truck Stop at the End of the World; Mama Hated Diesels; Hot Rod Lincoln; Talkin' About Chicken -18-06-13
Red House RHR-CD-296 Transatlaticana: Hounds of the Bakersfield;  Wine, Wine, Wine;  Let's Rock;  Oxblood;  Think It Over;  Warm and Tender Love;  No Need for Knocking;  All Tore Up;  Already Walking; Back in the Day;  Somebody's Going Home;  The Times They Are a-Changin' – 26-08-16 w. Austin DeLone  (reissued in 2017 onThe Last Music Co. with bonus tracks Losing Hand; Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette))

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