Monday, February 13, 2017

Leon Smith





*02-08-1942 Altus, OK
By Praguefrank, Thieu Van DeVorst
SESSIONS
Ca February 1959 Eugene, OR – Leon Smith, *with Ponsbony Sisters (Leon Smith [vcl], Ron Wise [gt], Keith Parker [bass], Gary Van Ornum [drums])
001 LITTLE FORTY FORD Willamette 101 Epic 5-9326/2004-1 CAT 1033 BB-CD-55044 A 37984 506010 BCD 16723 EPC 22100
002 ONCE I HAD A HEART* Willamette 101 Epic 5-9326/2004-1
CAT 1033 CALLING ALL ROCK AND ROLL COLLECTORS VOL.1 (NED, 1993); BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55044 HOT ROD RAMBLE (GER, 1996); SONY  A 37984 ROCKABILLY STARS VOL.3 (1992); STARCLUB 506010 ROCKING ROLLING WHEELIN’ (SWE, 1995); BEAR FAMILY BCD 16723 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT VOL.23 COLUMBIA (GER, 2006);  EPIC EPC 22100 ROCKABILLY STARS VOL.3 (1982, 2LP)
Spring 1959 unknown – Leon Smith/*Jackie Johnson with Leon Smith and his Guitar
003 STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT* 102
004 PLEASE PLEASE 102
Ca late 1959 unknown – Leon Smith
005 Δ33984 HONEY, HONEY 105/2004-1 BB-CD-55175 LP 2017 Big H 79103
006 Δ33985 THAT'S THE WAY 105/2004-1 LP 2017 BB-CD-55175
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55175 KNOCK OUT (GER, 2005); ESOLDUN 2017 HOT BOPPING CATS (1987); BIG H 79103 VINTAGE ROCK AND ROLL COLLECTOR ITEMS VOL.3 (1979)
Spring 1960 unknown – Leon Smith and The Orbit Rockers
007 1 WINDFALL –instr- 106 /2004-1 BB-CD-55174
008 2 DYNAMIC –instr.- 106/2004-1 BB-CD-55174
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55174 STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL VOL.8 (GER, 2005)
Mid 1960 unknon – Leon Smith
009 E 6094X SWEET LOVE 109/2004-1
010 E 6095X FLIP, FLOP AND FLY 109/2004-1
1961 unknon – Leon Smith and The Basics
011 BASIC SURF Lavender R 1851 /2004-1
012 JAILER BRING ME WATER R 1851/2004-1
Btw 1958-1963 unknon – Leon Smith
013 IN THE AREA Williamette 2004-1
014 ROCK IT Williamette 2004-1
1963 uknown – The Basics (Leon Smith [vcl])
015 OH LONELY ME  Lavender LR 2002 Williamette 2004-1

ALBUMS
Williamette 2004-1 Leon Smith 1958-1963: Oh Lonely Me; Sweet Love; Flip, Flop and Fly; Jailer Bring Me Water;Basic Surf; In the Area; Rock It; Honey Honey; Windfall; That's the Way; Once I Had a Heart; Dynamic; Little Forty Ford -  04

SINGLES
Willamette
101-45 Little Forty Ford / Once I Had A Heart (w. The Ponsbony Sisters) – 02-05-59 (reissued in July 1959 on Epic 5-9326, rev. Aug. 3)
102 Starlight, Starbright / Please Please – 05-59 Jackie Johnson with Leon Smith and His Guitar
105 Honey, Honey / That's The Way – 02-60
106 Dynamic / Windfall – 04-60 w. The Orbit Rockers
109 Flip, Flop And Fly / Sweet Love – 07-60
Lavender
R-1851 Basic Surf / Jailer Bring Me Water – 61 w. The Basics
LR 2002 [The Basics:] Oh Lonely Me / [Don Orbison With The Basics:] Time - 63
 

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