Friday, October 28, 2016

Al Jones



*1932 Grayson Country, VA
2nd version
By Praguefrank, Dick Grant
SESSIONS
Early 1965 Unknown - Al Jones and the Spruce Mountain Boys
001 OUT IN THE COUNTRY Glenmar 1000
002 REACHING FOR THE SUN  Glenmar 1000
fall 1965 unknown - Al Jones and the Spruce Mountain Boys
003 12265 SPRUCE MOUNTAIN SLIDE Rebel  F-254
004 12365 HOW THE STORY HAD TO END  F-254
early 1966 unknown - Al Jones and the Spruce Mountain Boys
005 3866 SPRUCE MOUNTAIN FIDDLE  F-260
006 3966 DREAMIN AND GRIEVON‘  F-260
1967 unknown - Al Jones and the Spruce Mountain Boys
007 TEARDROPS MIXED WITH RAIN  F-271
008 BANJO SHUFFLE  F-271
ca. 1975 Paragon Sound Studio, Silver Spring, MD - Al Jones, Frank Necessary and Spruce Mountain Boys (Frank Necessary [vcl/banjo], Al Jones [vcl/gt], Buddy Davis [vcl/mandolin], James Thomas [bass], Billy Baker [fiddle])
009 YOU'RE NOT EASY TO FORGET   Rounder 0050 
011 I'D RATHER BE ALONE  Rounder 0050                                                 
012 LOST TO A STRANGER  Rounder 0050                                                  
013 HOW THE STORY HAD TO END  Rounder 0050                                             
014 SKIP HOP AND WOBBLE   Rounder 0050                                                
015 BLUE EYED DARLING   Rounder 0050                                                  
016 COME BACK TO ME IN MY DREAMS     Rounder 0050                                     
017 LET THOSE BROWN EYES SMILE AT ME   Rounder 0050                                   
018 HEY HEY HEY   Rounder 0050                                                         
019 NO ONE BUT YOU  Rounder 0050                                                      
020 LONG GONE  Rounder 0050                                                           
021 LETTERS HAVE NO ARMS Rounder 0050                                                  
022 GOING HOME  Rounder 0050                                                           
1979 Old Homestead Studio, Brighton, MI – Buzz Busby, Al Jones, Frank Necessary (Buzz Busby [ld vcl-4/baritone vcl-1/ mandolin], Frank Necessary [ld vcl-6/tenor vcl-3/ banjo], Al Jones [ld vcl-2/ tenor vcl-5/ gt])
023 WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HEARTACHES  -1-2-3 Old Homestead OHS-90145
023 DON’T COME RUNNING BACK TO ME  -1-3-4  Old Homestead OHS-90145         
024 MARCHING THROUGH DIXIE  -instr.- Old Homestead OHS-90145                   
025 STONE WALL -1-2-3 Old Homestead OHS-90145                               
026 QUINCY’S SPECIAL –instr.- Old Homestead OHS-90145                         
027 STONY MOUNTAIN, WEST VIRGINIA -1-5-6 Old Homestead OHS-90145             
028 SILVER DEW ON THE BLUEGRASS  -3-6 Old Homestead OHS-90145             
029 SOUTH TO OLD MEXICO -1-5-6 Old Homestead OHS-90145                      
030 NOBODY’S DARLING BUT MINE -1-5-6 Old Homestead OHS-90145                
031 IT’S A LONG LONG WAY -4-5  Old Homestead OHS-90145                     
032 BANJO RIFF-instr.-  Old Homestead OHS-90145                              
033 LONG BLACK  LIMOUSINE -1-4-5  Old Homestead OHS-90145                   
034 SHE’S JUST A CUTE THING -1-2-3 Old Homestead OHS-90145                   
035 PLANT SOME FLOWERS BY MY GRAVESIDE -1-2-3   Old Homestead OHS-90145     
1984 Webco Recording Studio, 8705 Deanna Drive, Gaithersburg, MD - Al Jones, Frank Necessary and Spruce Mountain Boys (Al Jones [ld vcl-1/gt], Frank Necessary [ld vcl-/banjo], Karen Spence [high baritone vcl-3/bass], Buzz Busby [mandolin])
036 MY FRIEND DON RENO -1-3 Webco WLPS-0113
037 STEPPIN' OUT ON YOU -1 Webco WLPS-0113
038 TEAR DROPS MIXED WITH RAIN -1 Webco WLPS-0113
039 OUT IN THE COUNTRY -1 Webco WLPS-0113
040 YELLOW STONE GAP KENTUCKY Webco WLPS-0113
041 FORGOTTEN HOW TO PRAY -2 Webco WLPS-0113
042 CROSSING THE SUMMIT Webco WLPS-0113
043 DREAMIN' AND GRIEVIN' -1 Webco WLPS-0113
044 YOU DON'T LOVE ME ANYMORE -2 Webco WLPS-0113
045 SHUFFLE OF MY FEET -1 Webco WLPS-0113
046 REACHING FOR THE SUN -1 Webco WLPS-0113
047 GIVE MOTHER MY CROWN -2 Webco WLPS-0113
2013 Al Jones And The Spruce Mountain Boys (Al Jones [vcl/gt], Tom Mindte [vcl/mandolin], Russ Hooper [dobro], Tom Neal [banjo], Jerry Steinberg [bass], Patrick McAvenue [fiddle])
048 CALLING YOUR NAME Patuxent CD 249
049 CHEAP LOVE AFFAIR Patuxent CD 249
050 NANCY Patuxent CD 249
051 HOMESICK Patuxent CD 249  
052 LOVE AND WEALTH Patuxent CD 249
053 RAINBOW Patuxent CD 249  
054 I CAN NEVER SHED ANOTHER TEAR MY DARLING Patuxent CD 249  
055 AS LONG AS I LIVE Patuxent CD 249
056 IRON CURTAIN Patuxent CD 249
057 STONE WALL Patuxent CD 249  
058 MY FRIEND FRANK Patuxent CD 249
059 THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME Patuxent CD 249



ALBUMS
Rounder 0050 Al Jones, Frank Necessary and Spruce Mt. Boys:  You're Not Easy To Forget; Crying My Heart Out Over You; I'd Rather Be Alone; Lost To A Stranger; How The Story Had To End; Skip Hop And Wobble; Blue Eyed Darling;  Come Back To Me In My Dreams; Let Those Brown Eyes Smile At Me; Hey Hey Hey; No One But You; Long Gone;  Letters Have No Arms; Going Home - 76   
Old Homestead OHS-90145 Al Jones and Buzz Busby and Frank Necessary:  What Do You Know About Heartaches; Don't Come Running; Marching Through Dixie; Stone Wall; Quincy's Special; Stoney Mountain West Virginia; Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight; South To Old Mexico; Nobody's Darling But Mine; It's A Long Long Way; Banjo Riff; Long Black Limousine; She's Just A Cute Thing; Plant Some Flowers By My Grave - 81                                      
Webco WLPS-0113 Traditional Bluegrass At Its Best: My Friend Don Reno; Steppin' Out On You; Tear Drops Mixed With Rain; Out In The Country; Yellow Stone Gap Kentucky; Forgotten How To Pray; Crossing The Summit; Dreamin' And Grievin' ; You Don't Love Me Anymore; Shuffle Of My Feet; Reaching For The Sun; Give Mother My Crown – 85 w. Frank Necessary
Patuxent Music CD 249 Hard Core Bluegrass: Calling Your Name; Cheap Love Affair; Nancy;  Homesick;  Love and Wealth;  Rainbow;  I Can Never Shed Another Tear My Darling;  As Long as I Live; Iron Curtain; Stone Wall;  My Friend Frank; This World Is Not My Home – 21-02-14

SINGLES
Glenmar                                 
1000  Out In The Country  / Reaching For The Sun - 65                         
Rebel                                  
F 254  Spruce Mountain Slide / How The Story Had To End - 65 
F 260  Spruce Mountain Fiddle / Dreamin' and Grievin' - 03-66 
F 271  Teardrops Mixed With Rain/Banjo Shuffle - 67                          

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