Monday, February 6, 2017

Clay Blaker



Randall Clay Blaker, *27-05-1950 Houston, TX
2nd version
By Lillies Ohlsson, Mario Manciotti, Praguefrank
SESSIONS
1978 unknown – Clay Blaker and The Texas Honky Tonk Band (Producer: Knut Leopold and Clay Blaker)
001 GOIN' HOME TO TEXAS Diamondhead 960/Early
002 I DON'T KNOW WHAT SELLS THE RECORDS Diamondhead 960/Early
5-14 June 1979 [live] Ali's Barn, Hurrel, GER - Clay Blaker And the Texax Honky Tonk Band (Clay Blaker, Allene Blaker, Jimmy Day, Donnis Hammond, Jack Shelby) / E.L. Hillbillies (Hermann Lammers-Meyer, Ulli Möhring, Marion Lammers-Meyer, Klaus Hagemann, Heini Sürken, Herbert Führs, Hans Schleinhege) / Lisa Morales / Rich Helt.
00201 LET'S GET DRUNK AND PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG  BFX 15035
00202 FOOL SUCH AS I  BFX 15035
00203 LONE STAR GAL  BFX 15035
00204 TEXAS ARIZONA HIGHWAY  BFX 15035
00205 ONLY THING THAT I HAVE LEFT  BFX 15035
00206 DIAMONDHEAD  BFX 15035
00207 SUPERKICKER  BFX 15035
00208 CRAZY  BFX 15035
00209 YOU DROVE ME BACK TO DRINKIN'  BFX 15035
00210 GONE A MILLION MILES  BFX 15035
00211 TAPEDECK IN HIS TRACTOR  BFX 15035
00212 SWEET BABY JILL  BFX 15035
1980 unknown, TX – Clay Blaker and The Texas Honky Tonk Band (Producer: Producer: A.V.Mittelstedt)
003 VRRNP-1754 THE ONLY THING I HAVE LEFT D 1319/Early
004 VRRNP-1755 TEXAS HONKY-TONK D 1319/Early
ca 1980 unknown, TX – Clay Blaker and The Texas Honky Tonk Band (Producer: Producer: A.V.Mittelstedt)
005 MY DRINKIN' MADE ME STUMBLE (BUT HER LEAVIN' MADE ME FALL) Paid PAD-148/Early
006 WHAT A WAY TO LIVE Paid PAD-148/Early
Tracks above licensed by Glad Music
1981 [live] unknown, GER – Clay Blaker and The Band
00601 UNDO THE WRONG   JA 7032
00602 MY DRINKING MADE ME STUMBLE (BUT HER LEAVING MADE ME FALL) JA 7032
00603 I'M STILL GOING STRONG   JA 7032
00604 LONELIEST SINGER IN TOWN
April 1981 Flowertree Studio, Groningen, NED – Clay Blaker (Clay Blaker [vcl], Dan McCoy [vcl], Michal Ballew [hmny vcl], Maurits Hitjahubessy [ld gt], Nils Tuxen [el/ac gt/steel], Koos Biel/Bob Kelly [steel], Peter Kreynen [upright/al bass gt], Knut Henriksen [6-string bass gt], Steve Mendell [el bass gt], Dik Boer [drums], Ton Trossel [fiddle], Dolf DeVries [piano], Robert Kramer [harmonica]. Producer: Jellle Bick) [overdub sessions in Austin, TX and Gilley’s Studio, Houston, TX]
007 WHAT A WAY TO LIVE TM-382/Early
008 LONE STAR BEER AND BOB WILLS MUSIC TM-382
009 RAY PRICE MEDLEY: TOUCH MY HEART/THE OTHER WOMAN/ANOTHER BRIDGE TO BURN TM-382
010 MERRY GO ROUND TM-382
011 UNDER THE X IN TEXAS TM-382
012 DARKNESS ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH TM-382/Early
013 TONIGHT I’LL FORGOT HER AGAIN TM-382
014 RHODES-BUD BOOGIE TM-382
015 PLAYIN’AROUND (FIDDLIN‘ AROUND) TM-382
1986 Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, TX – Clay Blaker (Clay Blaker [vcl/ac rh gt], Dan McCoy [ld ac gt/el gt], Bob Kelly [steel], Allene Blaker [bass], Ken Kelly [drums], Bryan Duckworth [fiddle], Ronnie Huckaby [piano], Bugs Henderson [intro 016], John Anderson [horns 016], Dave Tanner, Trella Hart [hmny vcl]. Producer: Clay Blaker)
016 SOUTH OF THE BORDER TM-6153/TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709 Early
017 HONKY TONK HEART AND HILLBILLY SOUL TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709 Early
018 THE ONLY THING I HAVE LEFT TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709/Early
019 GREEN SNAKES ON THE CEILING TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709
020 LONESOME RODEO COWBOY TM-6153/TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709 Early
021 SOONER OR LATER TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709
022 HERE IN FRISCO TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709
023 DON'T STAY OUT ON A LONELY NIGHT ALONE TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709
024 LAST TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709
025 BIG RIVER TM-383 Neobilly NB 2709
1987 unknown, TX – Clay Blaker
026 HONKY TONK HEART Rain Forest 120187
027 ONLY THING THAT I HAD LEFT Rain Forest 120187
1993 unknown, TX – Clay Blaker
028 SHE LAYS ALL ON THE LINE TM-368
029 FOREVER BE MINE TM-368
030 I CAN’T CONVINCE MY HEART TM-368
031 I’M NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO TM-368
032 KING OF FOOLS TM-368
033 LONG GONE MAMA TM-368
034 THE DARK SIDE OF TOWN TM-368
035 THOSE LONELY HANDS OF MINE TM-368
036 TOUCH ME TM-368
037 YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEART TM-368
1997 Prob. Cherry Ridge Studio, Floresville, TX – Clay Blaker and The Texas Honky Tonk Band (Clay Blaker [vcl/ac gt], Jim Lauderdale [vcl], Jon Carroll [ac gt/el gt/12-str.gt], Tommy Detamore [steel/ac gt], John Owens [drums/bck vcl], Ronnie Huckaby [piano], Bobby Flores [fiddle]. Producer Clay Blaker)
038 DISTANCE Neobilly NR-709
039 IT´S ONLY BECAUSE YOU´RE LONELY Neobilly NR-709
040 I´LL PAY Neobilly NR-709
041 LIVIN´ EVERY DAY LIKE IT´S SATURDAY NIGHT Neobilly NR-709
042 I MAY BE A FOOL Neobilly NR-709
043 RUMOR TOWN Neobilly NR-709
044 ANYWAY Neobilly NR-709
045 HEART OF GLASS Neobilly NR-709
046 NOTHING BUT A MEMORY Neobilly NR-709
047 WE MUST BE LOVING RIGHT Neobilly NR-709
2000 Cherry Ridge Studio, Floresville, TX – Clay Blaker (Clay Blaker [vcl/ac gt], Lisa Morales [vcl-4], John Carroll [el gt/6-string bass/12-string gt], Tommy Detamore [ac gt/steel], Al Quaid [bass gt], Phil Dalmolin [drums], John Owens [drums and bck vcl-2], Bobby Flores [fiddle/gut-string gt-3/bck vcl], David Lee Garza [accordion-1], Ronnie Huckaby [keyboards], Producer Clay Blaker)
048 WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND -2 Neobilly 1709
049 THIS HEART´S NOT MINE Neobilly 1709
050 IT´S NOT TOO LATE Neobilly 1709
051 A DAY LATE AND A DARLIN´ SHORT Neobilly 1709
052 BROWN EYES OF MEXICO -1,3 Neobilly 1709
053 HELPLESS HEART Neobilly 1709
054 THIS HOUSE HAS NO DOORS Neobilly 1709
055 NO MEMORIES HANGIN´ ROUND -4 NeoBilly 1709
056 I DON´T REALLY KNOW ME ANYMORE Neobilly 1709
057 I NEVER KNEW I COULD FEEL THIS WAY Neobilly 1709
2014 unknown – Clay Blaker
058 YOU DON'T CALL
059 IN THE NAME OF LOVE
060 LONESOME TRAIN
061 MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS
062 NOT FADE AWAY
063 MISS MA BABY BLUES*
064 MY HEARTY HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN*
Tracks above issued on EP Still Rockin’/*Still Swingin’
CA 2015 [live] Bad Zwischenahn, GER – Clay Blaker
06401 CORRINE, CORRINA
06402 MILK COW BLUES
06403 BOOGIE 'TIL THE COWS COME HOME
Tracks above issued on EP Still Swingin’
2015 unknown – Clay Blaker
065 TAKE IT TO A HONKY TONK
066 WAITING TIME
067 JOURNEY OF THE HEART
068 DARK SIDE OF TOWN
069 HEARTBREAK HIGHWAY
Tracks above issued on EP Still Country
           

ALBUMS
Bear Family BFX 15035 Texas Country Road Show: Let's Get Drunk And Party All Night Long; Fool Such As I; Lone Star Gal; Texas Arizona Highway; Only Thing That I Have Left; Diamondhead; Superkicker; Crazy; You Drove Me Back To Drinkin'; Gone A Million Miles; Tapedeck In His Tractor; Sweet Baby Jill – 79 Clay Blaker And the Texax Honky Tonk Band, E.L. Hillbillies, Lisa Morales ; Rich Helt
JA [GER] 7032 Texas Country Road Show, vol. 2-Back In town: Texas Country Road Show's Back In Town [with The Texas Honky Tonk Band]; Undo The Wrong [Clay Blaker]; Hey Nashville; Green Pastures; My Drinking Made Me Stumble (But Her Leaving Made Me Fall) [Clay Blaker]; If I Could Be In Texas Tonight; I'm Still Going Strong [Clay Blaker]; Barstool Paradise [with The Texas Honky Tonk Band]; Now That He's Gone; Loneliest Singer In Town [Clay Blaker]; Fat Gal; Lay Down - 81 Emsland Hillbillies + Clay Blaker + Texas Lone Star
Texas Music TM-382 What A Way To Live: What A Way To Live; Lone Star Beer And Bob Wills Music; Ray Price Medley: Touch My Heart/The Other Woman/Another Bridge To Burn; Merry Go Round; Under The X In Texas; Darkness On The Face Of The Earth; Tonight I’ll Forgot Her Again; Rhodes-Bud Boogie; Playin’Around (Fiddlin' Around) – 82
Texas Music TM-383 Sooner Or Later: South Of The Border; Honky Tonk Heart And Hillbilly Soul; Only Thing I Have Left; Green Snakes On The Ceiling; Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy; Sooner Or Later; Here In Frisco; Don't Stay Out On A Lonely Night Alone; Last Time For The First Time; Big River – 86 (reissued on Neobilly NB 2709)
Texas Music TM-368 Laying It All On The Line: She Lays All On The Line; Forever Be Mine; I Can’t Convince My Heart; I’m Never Gonna Let You Go; King Of Fools; Long Gone Mama; The Dark Side Of Town; Those Lonely Hands Of Mine; Touch Me; You Can’t Take The Heart – 01-06-93
Neobilly NR-709 Rumor Town: Distance; It´s Only Because You´re Lonely; I´ll Pay; Livin´ Every Day Like It´s Saturday Night; I May Be A Fool; Rumor Town; Anyway; Heart Of Glass; Nothing But A Memory; We Must Be Loving Right – 98
Neobilly NB-1709 Welcome To The Wasteland: Welcome To The Wasteland; This Heart´s Not Mine; It´s Not Too Late; A Day Late And A Darlin´ Short; Brown Eyes Of Mexico; Helpless Heart; This House Has No Doors; No Memories Hangin´ Round; I Don´t Really Know Me Anymore; I Never Knew I Could Feel This Way – 30-01-01
Neobilly ? The Early Singles: 1978-1987: Goin' Home to Texas; Don't Know What Sells the Records; Under the X in Texas; The Only Thing I Have Left; Darkness on the Face of the Earth; What a Way to Live; My Drinkin' Made Me Stumble;  South of the Border; Honky-Tonk Heart and a Hillbilly Soul; Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy; The Only Thing I Have Left (Version 2); Texas Honky-Tonk - 16


EPs
Neobilly ? Still Rockin’: You Don't Call; In the Name of Love; Lonesome Train; Mind Your Own Business; Not Fade Away- 03-03-15
Neobilly ? Still Swingin’: Miss My Baby Blues; My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own; Corrine, Corrina*; Milk Cow Blues*; Boogie 'Til the Cows Come Home* - 02-06-15 (*Live in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany)
Neobilly ? Still Country: Take it To a Honky Tonk; Waiting Time; Journey of the Heart; Dark Side of Town; Heartbreak Highway – 11-09-15

SINGLES
Diamondhead (1978)
# 960 Goin' Home To Texas / I Don't Know What Sells The Records - 78
D (1980)
1319 The Only Thing I Have Left / Texas Honky-Tonk – 11-07-80
Paid (1981)
PAD-148 My Drinkin' Made Me Stumble (But Her Leavin' Made Me Fall) / What A
Way To Live - 81
Texas Music (1981-86)
? Under The X In Texas / Darkness On The Face Of The Earth - 82
6153 South Of The Border / Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy - 04-87
Rain Forest (1987)
120187 A Honky Tonk Heart (And A Hillbilly Soul) / The Only Thing I Have Left - 01-12-87

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