Sunday, November 6, 2016

Skeeter Bonn



Junior Lewis Boughan, *06-04-1923 Sugarville, Fulton County, IL, +06-11-1994
2nd version
by Al Turner, Dick Grant, Steve Hathaway, Mario Manciotti, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS
early 1954 United Studio, Chicago, IL - Skeeter Bonn (Skeeter Bonn [vcl/gt], Jimmy Hutchinson [rh gt], Jimmy Gross [steel], Holly Swanson [bass], Toby Nix [fiddle], Augie Klein [piano]) [masters purchased by RCA Victor on April 4, 1954]
001 54-5441/E4-VB-4677 HONEY BABY Amijo 933 RCA Victor 47-5814/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
002 54-5442/E4-VB-4678 I'VE BEEN DOWN THAT ROAD BEFORE Amijo 933 RCA Victor 47-5814/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
003 E4-VB-4679 FEELING SO BLUE Amijo unissued RCA 47-5861
004 E4-VB-4680 YOU CAN NEVER BE MY DARLING Amijo unissued RCA 47-5861
18 November 1954 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN - Skeeter Bonn (Skeeter Bonn [vcl/gt], Chet Atkins [gt], Bud Isaacs [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], John Gordy [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
005 E4-VB-6025 MY SON, MY SON 47-5967/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
006 E4-VB-6026 MY BABYDOLL 47-5967/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
007 E4-VB-6027 YODELIN' MAN 47-6115/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
008 E4-VB-6028 SECOND CHOICE 47-6115/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
4 February 1955 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist TV, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN - Skeeter Bonn (Skeeter Bonn [vcl/gt], Sam Pruett [el gt], Jack Shook [rh gt], Bud Isaacs [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], Dale Potter [fiddle]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
009 F2-WB-0248 NUMBER ONE IN YOUR HEART 47-6052Castle LP-8210 /Cowgirlboy LP-5111
010 F2-WB-0249 CONSCIENCE (SET ME FREE) 47-6052/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
011 F2-WB-0250 PLAY A WAITING GAME 47-6229/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
012 F2-WB-0251 LIFE WITHOUT YOU 47-6229/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
7 November 1955 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN - Skeeter Bonn (Skeeter Bonn [vcl/gt], Cindy Parks [vcl*], Kennedy Jones Jr. [el gt], Coy Martin [steel], Donald Jones [bass], Charles Linville [fiddle], Marvin Monoban [fiddle]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
013 F2-WB-6527 THE YODELING BIRD* 47-6473/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111 JASMCD 3566
014 F2-WB-6528 ROCK-A-BYE-BABY 47-6352/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111 Proper BOX 103 BCD 15622 CAT 1035
015 F2-WB-6529 THERE’S NO USE NOW 47-6352/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
016 F2-WB-6530 SOMEBODY NEW* 47-6473/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
Note: RCA Victor log has the notation that RCA Victor 20/47-6473 was withdrawn on the 23rd March 1956.
Proper BOX 103 BOPPIN' HILLBILLY TO RED HOT ROCKABILLY (2006, UK, 4CD); JASMINE JASMCD 3566 CHIME BELLS-THE BEST OF COUNTRY YODEL VOL. 3 (UK, 2008); BEAR FAMILY BCD 15622 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT VOL.1 ROCKABILLY FROM THE VAULTS OF RCA RECORDS (GER, 1993); CAT 1035 CALLING ALL ROCK AND ROLL COLLECTORS VOL.3 (NED, 1994)
1957 poss. Wheeling, WV - Skeeter Bonn and His Pickin' and Singin' Boys
017 CHAINED Admiral 1007 Regency 628 (CAN) Town and Country TAC-12957/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
018 LOVE CALL Admiral 1007 Regency 628 (CAN) Town and Country TAC-12957/Castle LP-8210 Cowgirlboy LP-5111
August 1963 unknown - Skeeter Bonn/*Shirley Starr
019 6514 FOR SALE* Nashville NV 5145 Memory MR 100
000 6515 OLD MEMORIES Nashville NV 5145 Memory MR 100
1966 unknown - Skeeter Bonn
020 TURN ME LOOSE Sims 274
021 THE HAPPY BIRD Sims 274
Note: SIMS 274 has the notation ‘Performed at “The Cave” Livingstone. Montana’ and “FROM THE FANTASTIC SKEETER BONN SHOW”.
1967 unknown - Skeeter Bonn
022 LET ME BE THE ONE Sims 325
023 OFF TO VIET NAM (IN THE GREEN) Sims 325


ALBUMS
Castle [GER] LP 8210 The Yodelin' Boy, Star Of The Wheeling Jamboree: The Yodeling Bird; Somebody New; My Baby Doll; My Son, My Son; Play A Waiting Game; Life Without You (Won’t Be The Same); Yodeling Man; Second Choice; Love Call; Chained; There’s No Use Now; Rock-A-Bye Baby; Honey Baby; I’ve Been Down That Road Before; Number One In Your Heart; Conscience (Set Me Free) - 82 (reissued in 1993 on Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5111 Skeeter Bonn - Star Of The Wheeling Jamboreel)


SINGLES
Amijo (1954)
933 Honey Baby / I've Been Down That Road Before - 54 (reissued on RCA 47-5814 )
RCA Victor (1954-)
47-5814 I've Been Down That Road Before / Honey Baby – 08-54 (reissue of Amijo 933, rev. Aug. 7)
47-5861 Feeling So Blue / You Can Never Be My Darling - 09-54 (rev. Oct. 16)
47-5967 My Son, My Son / My Baby Doll - 12-54 (rev. Jan. 1, 1955)
47-6052 Number One In Your Heart / Conscience (Set me Free)  - 02-55 (rev. March 5)
47-6115 Second Choice / Yodelin' Man - 05-55
47-6229 Life Without You / Play A Waiting Game - 08-55
47-6352 Rock-A-Bye Baby / There's No Use Now - 12-55 (rev. Dec. 31)
47-6473 Somebody New / The Yodeling Bird - 03-56
Admiral (1957)
45-1007 Chained / Love Call - 57 (reissued on Town and Country TAC-12957)
Nashville (1963)
NV-5145 For Sale / Old Memories - 63 w. Shirley Starr
Sims (1966)
274 Turn Me Loose / The Happy Bird - 66
325 Let Me Be The One / Off To Viet Nam (In The Green) - 67

1 comment:

  1. Artists real name Junior Wells Bougham born 6.4.23 died in Nashville 6.11.94. He also recorded The Hick From Hickory Crich (Sims 275A)/Metracal (Sims 275B) as "The Hick". Mtx for "Chained" 12957-A and "Love Call" 12957-B

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