Monday, April 10, 2017

Ray Pennington



*1933 Clay County, KY
3rd version
by Praguefrank and Michel Ruppli, Thieu Van De Vorst, Günter Diebel

with help of RCS Discography.com
SESSIONS see also Swing Shift Band
ca. May 1956 poss. Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington and His Western Rhythm Boys
001 CP-1076 I'M IN LOVE AGAIN Lee 502
002 CP-1077 BOOGIE WOOGIE COUNTRY GIRL Lee 502/Buffalo Bop CD-55077 Collector CD-4417
Fall 1956 poss. Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington aka Ray's Western Rhythm Boys
003 G08W-0363 FANCY FREE Ruby RU-290/Cactus CD-5007
004 G08W-0364 YOU'LL WANT ME BACK, BUT I WON'T CARE Ruby RU-290
ca. 1957 unknown, OH – Ray Pennington aka Johnny Steel and His Western Rhythm Boys
005 9241 FRAULEIN Gateway 1228
006 9242 MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU Gateway 1228
ca. July 1958 poss. Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington and His Western Rhythm Boys
007 MY STEADY BABY Lee 504/ Chief CD 1156506 Club LP 021 Collector CD 4417 Esoldun LP 2010 Lee LP 409 Rundell LP 006
008 THEY TOOK THE STARS OUT OF HEAVEN Lee 504/Blend CD 2 Blend LP 82006 Chief CD 1156501 Collector CD 4417
1950s [detail unknown] – Ray Pennington
009 A BIG HUNK O’LOVE Collector CD 4417
010 JEEP A’MOVIN’ Collector CD 4417
011 SMOOTH OPERATOR Collector CD 4417
ca. January 1960 poss. Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington aka Ray Starr
012 505B BILLY JO Lee 505 [alt.] Lee LP 409
013 505A I'M FALLING OUT OF LOVE (WITH YOU) Lee 505
Lee 409 CINCINNATI ROCK and ROLL 1950S (1979); Blend BLR 82006 ROCK and ROLL COLLECTION, VOL. 6 (1983, BEL); Esoldun RR 2010 BOP BABY BOP (1987, FRA); Rundell RUN 006 CINCINNATI ROCK and ROLL (1987, GER);Chief CCD 1156501ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY'S, VOL. 1 (1992, NED); Chief CCD 1156506 ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY'S, VOL. 6 (1993, NED); Collector CLCD 4417 GREAT ROCKERS FROM CINCINNATI (1993); Blend 2 BEST OF BLEND ROCK and ROLL COLLECTION, VOL. 2 (1995, BEL); Buffalo Bop BB-CD 55077 DRY RUN (1999, GER); CactusCD 5007 ROCKIN' HILLBILLY, VOL. 8 Club 021 GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL. 21 (UK);
15 July 1960 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - Ray Pennington aka Ray Starr
014 K4914 THREE HEARTS IN A TANGLE Federal 45-12393
015 K4915 DONNA LOU Federal 45-12393
2 May 1962 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington aka Ray Starr
016 K11189 I HAVE TO LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING 45-5652
017 K11190 (CAUGHT) IN THE MIDDLE OF TWO HEARTS 45-5652
018 K11191 HONKY TONK HEAVEN unissued
019 K11192 JUST ABOUT THEN unissued
24 June 1963 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington
020 K11609 YOUR DIARY 45-5783
021 K11610 THE FIRST STEP DOWN IS THE LONGEST 45-5783
ca. April 1964 poss. King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Ray Pennington aka Ray Starr
022 R4KM-6164 HOW DO YOU LIKE THE PAIN Fraternity F-927
023 R4KM-6165 PLEASE, SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME Fraternity F-927
1964 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Walter L. Follmer)
024 1152-45-1560 JUST ONE MORE TIME Dome 45-1560
025 1152-45-1561 RED ROSES (A SYMBOL OF TRUE LOVE) Dome 45-1560
26 July 1966 [no 13099] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Marvin Hughes)
026 54229-14 WHO'S BEEN MOWING THE LAWN (WHILE I WAS GONE) Capitol 5751
027 54231-7 I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS HOUSE ANYMORE 5751
028 54232-10 NOW THAT WE'RE TOGETHER unissued
13 December 1966 [no 13122] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington [*overdub session July 31,1967]
029 54294 YOU TURNED THE LIGHTS O* 2006
030 54295-12 RAMBLIN' MAN 5855
031 54296-13 LET GO 5855
13 March 1967 [no 13137] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington [overdub session March 16, ** March 31, July 31]
032 54347-14 MY HEART’S GONNA RISE AGAIN 5909
033 54348-10* THE WOMAN IN TOWN 5909
034 54349-8 SOMEDAY YOU'LL FALL BACK TO ME** 2118
31 July 1967 [no 13168] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Billy Graves)
035 54455-7 BIG OPERATOR unissued
036 54456-3 WHO'S GONNA WALK THE DOG 2006
037 54457 EVERYTHING EXCEPT OOUR LOVE (SEEMS TO BE ALL RIGHT) unissued
038 54458-6 YOU BE MY WOMAN (I'LL BE YOUR MAN) unissued
23 January 1968 [no 13198] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington
039 54550-14 YOU BE MY WOMAN (I'LL BE YOUR MAN) unissued
040 54551-12 HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE 2118
041 54552-7 GIT UP MULE unissued
September 1968 Fred Foster Sound Studio, Nashville, 319 17th Ave. North, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Fred Foster)
042 G9W-2427 AFTER I'M NUMBER ONE 45-1134
043 G9W-2428 COLD, GREY LIGHT OF DAWN Monument 45-1134
044 G9W-2429 DENVER 45-1145
September 1968 Fred Foster Sound Studio, Nashville, 319 17th Ave. North, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Fred Foster)
045 G9W-2430 WHAT EVA DOESN'T HATE 45-1145
046 G9W-2431 RAININ' IN MY HEART 45-1109
047 G9W-2432 MY MIND IS NO MATCH FOR YOUR MEMORY 45-1109
July 1969 Fred Foster Sound Studio, Nashville, 319 17th Ave. North, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Fred Foster)
048 H7W-2830 THIS SONG DON'T CARE 45-1170/SLP-18145
049 H7W-2831 I WOULDN'T TREAT A DOGGONE DOG (THE WAY YOU'RE TREATIN' ME) 45-1170/SLP-18145
050 H7W-2835 DON'T BUILD NO FENCES FOR ME 45-1231/SLP-18145
January 1970 Monument Recording Studio, 114 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Fred Foster)
051 I1W-3145 YOU DON'T KNOW ME 45-1194/SLP-18145
052 I1W-3146 I KNOW LOVE 45-1208/SLP-18145
053 GRAZIN' 'N GREENER PASTURES SLP-18145
054 IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW SLP-18145
055 I1W-3149 THE OTHER WOMAN 45-1208/SLP-18145
056 HAPPY TIMES SLP-18145
057 I1W-3151 COUNTRY BLUES 45-1194/SLP-18145
058 FADED LOVE SLP-18145
059 WE COULD SLP-18145
ca. October 1970 Monument Recording Studio, 114 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Fred Foster)
060 I10W-3276 BUBBLES IN MY BEER 45-1231
ca. October 1971 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington
061 THE BEST WORST THING ZS7-8527
062 MY DADDY WAS A TRAVELING MAN ZS7-8527
063 MY CHURCH ZS7-8537
ca. April 1972 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington
064 WOMAN GO ON HOME ZS7-8540
065 DARK-HAIRED WOMAN ZS7-8540
ca. September 1972 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington
066 LET THEM TALK ZS7-8553
067 HAPPY TIMES ZS7-8553
1976 Nashville, TN– Ray Pennington (Producer: Dave Kirby, Ray Pennington)
068 Z6JS-3003 I CAN'T GET UP BY MYSELF Zodiac ZS-1003
069 Z6JS-3005 GOOD OLE DAYS ARE RIGHT NOW ZS-1010
070 Z6JS-3008 STEPPIN' ASIDE JUST AIN'T MY STYLE Zodiac ZS-1003 ZS-1010
ca. March 1978 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington
071 LUCY NEEDS A FRIEND MRC MR-1015
072 IF THIS IS LIVING MRC MR-1015
ca. July 1978 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington, * and Brenda Kaye Perry
073 LYING TOGETHER* MR-1019
074 SHE WANTED A LITTLE BIT MORE MR-1022
075 SILENA MR-1022
ca. November 1979 Nashville, TN – Bluestone (Ray Pennington, Jerry McBee. Producer: Ray Pennington)
B01 HAVEN'T I LOVED YOU SOMEWHERE BEFORE Dimension DS-1002
ca. October 1982 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Ray Pennington)
076 205 FOR CHRISTMAS DS-1039 EMH-0027
077 DON'T LET ME LIE AGAIN DS-1039
ca. February 1983 Hilltop Recording Studio, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (+Buddy Emmons, Dave Kirby, Dale Sellers, Gene Chrisman, Bunky Keels, Tommy Cogbill, Steve Chapman. Producer: Ray Pennington)
078 THE MEMORIES THAT LAST EMH-0022/Dimension DLP-5007
079 TILL THE FEAR SLIPS AWAY EMH-0029/ Dimension DLP-5007
080 I'LL GO TO A STRANGER Dimension DLP-5007
081 I CAN FORGET ABOUT YOU Dimension DS-1046/DLP-5007
082 THEN I CAN FACE YOUR MEMORY Dimension DLP-5007
083 YOU SAVED ME FROM ME EMH-101/ Dimension DLP-5007
084 NOTHING'S CHANGED, NOTHING'S NEW EMH-0033/ Dimension DLP-5007
085 THE DEVIL'S DEN EMH-0033/ Dimension DLP-5007
086 I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO Dimension DLP-5007 1
087 NOTHING TO GO ON EMH-0022/ Dimension DLP-5007
088 SWEET, SWEET WOMAN Dimension DLP-5007
089 WHILE I AS SLIPPIN' IN (SHE WAS STEPPIN' OUT) Dimension DS-1046/DLP-5007
ca. October 1983 Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (Producer: Ray Pennington)
090 DARK-HAIRED WOMAN EMH-0027
091 DROWNIN' MY TROUBLES EMH-0029
1984 Hilltop Recording Studio,  Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons (Buddy Emmons, Bunky Keels, Dale Sellers, Gene Chrisman, Wade Kirby, Terry Mead, Sam Levine, Rob hajacos, Dave Kirby, Joe Allen, David Smith, Dennis Wilson, John Rommel, Ernie Collins. Producer: Buddy Emmons & Ray Pennington)
092 STEEL GUITAR RAG SOR-0003 
093 HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME SOR-0003 
094 SAN ANTONIO ROSE SOR-0003 
095 RIGHT OR WRONG SOR-0003 
096 IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW SOR-0003 
097 PAN HANDLE RAG SOR-345/SOR-0003 
098 HEART TO HEART TALK SOR-0003 
099 STEPPIN' UP SOR-345/SOR-0003 
100 WALKING ON THE NEW GRASS SOR-0003 
101 THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER SOR-0003 
102 OKLAHOMA STOMP SOR-0003 
103 TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING SOR-0003 
104 U 13076 FADED LOVE SOR 340/SOR-0003 
105 U 12740  B. BOWMAN HOP SOR-339/SOR-0003 
106 NOTHING'S CHANGED, NOTHING'S NEW SOR-0003 
107 BUBBLES IN MY BEER SOR-0003 
108 MAIDEN'S PRAYER SOR-0003 
109 U 12740  BIG BEAVER SOR-339/SOR-0003 
110 U 13076 DEEP WATER SOR 340/SOR-0003 
111 BEFORE YOU TURN ME DOWN SOR-0003 
112 FIVE FINGERS SOR-0003 
113 CINCINNATI BLUES SOR-0003
1986 Reflections Studio, 2741 Larmon Drive, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons (Buddy Emmons, Bunky Keels, Rob Hajacos, Dave Smith, Dave Kirby, Wade Kirby, Buddy Spicher, Jimmy Capps, Sam Levine, Chris McDonald, Mike Haynes, Dennis Solee, Rex Peer, John Rommell, Gregg Galbraith, Jerry Kroon. Producer: Buddy Emmons, Ray Pennington)
114 IN THE MOOD SOR-0015 
115 CARELESS HANDS SOR-0015 
116 COUNTRY CLUB SOR-0015 
117 THE KIND OF LOVE I CAN'T FORGET SOR-0015 
118 DON'T WORRY (I'M NOT STAYING VERY LONG) SOR-0015 
119 TUXEDO JUNCTION SOR-0015 
120 GOOD OLE COUNTRY MOOD SOR-0015 
121 STRING OF PEARLS SOR-0015 
122 MY KIND OF GIRL SOR-0015 
123 CURTAIN CALL SOR-0015 
124 WHEN YOU'VE SEEN ONE BROKEN HEART (YOU'VE SEEN THEM ALL) SOR-0015 
125 UNDECIDED SOR-0015 
126 HOME IN SAN ANTONE SOR-0015 
1987 Reflections Studio, 2741 Larmon Drive, Nashville, TN – Ray Pennington (+ vocals: The Cates, Laverna Moore, Dennis Wilson, Harry Kizer, Johnyn Mcduffee, Fred Schott + Musicians: Gregg Galbraith, Buddy Emmons, Dave Kriby, Bunky Keels, Kenny Malone, Jimmy Capps, Dale Sellers. Producer: Buddy Emmons, Ray Pennington)
127 I'VE CHANGED (SINCE I'VE BEEN UNCHAINED) SOR-0022  
128 LOVE HE HAS FOR ME SOR-0022 
129 REDEEMED OF THE AGES WILL SING SOR-0022 
130 TURN ON YOUR LIGHT AND LET IT SHINE SOR-0022  
131 WHAT DID THE CARPENTER BUILD SOR-0022  
132 NOTHING CAN STAND IN MY WAY SOR-0022  
133 DEAR LORD SOR-0022  
134 I CAN'T GET UP BY MYSELF SOR-0022  
135 YOU SAVED ME FROM ME SOR-0022  
136 GOD WILL BLESS YOU BY AND BY SOR-0022  
137 SOMETHING GOOD WAS GOING ON IN GALILEE SOR-0022  
138 ONE SPLENDID DAY SOR-0022  
139 MY HOME THAT LIES BEYOND JORDAN SOR-0022  
140 OVER THERE SOR-0022
2005 unknown – Ray Pennington
141 TURN ME LOOSE AND LET ME SWING BSW 1275  
142 THE MEMORIES THAT LAST BSW 1275   
143 THE NEXT BEST THING BSW 1275  
144 FIVE FINGERS BSW 1275   
145 WHERE I'M CONCERNED BSW 1275  
146 SO MANY WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE BSW 1275
147 NOTHING'S CHANGED NOTHING'S NEW BSW 1275  
148 NO GOODBYES BSW 1275  
149 THE GOOD OLE DAYS ARE RIGHT NOW BSW 1275  
150 YOU PUSHED ME TO THE LIMIT BSW 1275   
151 ONE AWAY FROM ONE TOO MANY BSW 1275  
152 MY WEAKNESS IS TOO STRONG BSW 1275  




ALBUMS
Monument SLP-18145 Ray Pennington Sings For The Other Woman:
Grazin' 'N Greener Pastures; Don't Build No Fences For Me; Country Blues; I Wouldn't Treat A Doggone Dog (The Way You're Treatin' Me); This Song Don't Care Who Sings It; Happy Times; It Makes No Difference Now; Faded Love; We Could; You Don't Know Me; I Know Love; The Other Woman – 70
Dimension DLP-5007 Memories: The Memories That Last; Till The Fear Slips Away; I'll Go To A Stranger; I Can Forget About You; Then I Can Face Your Memory; You Saved Me From Me; Nothing's Changed, Nothing's New; The Devil's Den; I'll Never Let You Go; Nothing To Go On; Sweet, Sweet Woman; While I As Slippin' In (She Was Steppin' Out) – 05-83 (reissued on EMH EMH-LP-001 the same year)
Step One SOR-0003 Swingin' From The 40's Thru The 80's: Steel Guitar Rag; Hang Your Head In Shame; San Antonio Rose; Right Or Wrong; It Makes No Difference Now; Pan Handle Rag; Heart To Heart Talk; Steppin' Up; Walking On The New Grass; There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder; Oklahoma Stomp; Time Changes Everything; Faded Love; B. Bowman Hop; Nothing's Changed, Nothing's New; Bubbles In My Beer; Maiden's Prayer; Big Beaver; Deep Water; Before You Turn Me Down; Five Fingers; Cincinnati Blues – 84 Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons
Step One SOR-0015 In The Mood For Swinging With Buddy Emmons and Ray Pennington: In The Mood; Careless Hands; Country Club; The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget; Don't Worry (I'm Not Staying Very Long); Tuxedo Junction; Good Ole Country Mood; String Of Pearls; My Kind Of Girl; Curtain Call; When You've Seen One Broken Heart (You've Seen Them All); Undecided; Home In San Antone – 86 Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons
Step One SOR-0022 Dear Lord, I've Changed Since I've Been Unchained:  I've Changed (Since I've Been Unchained);  Love He Has For Me; Redeemed Of The Ages Will Sing; Turn On Your Light And Let It Shine;  What Did The Carpenter Build;  Nothing Can Stand In My Way;  Dear Lord;  I Can't Get Up By Myself;  You Saved Me From Me;  God Will Bless You By And By;  Something Good Was Going On In Galilee;  One Splendid Day;  My Home That Lies Beyond Jordan;  Over There - 87
BSW 1275 Let’s Swing: Turn Me Loose And Let Me Swing;  The Memories That Last;  The Next Best Thing;  Five Fingers;  Where I'm Concerned;  So Many Ways To Say Goodbye;  Nothing's Changed Nothing's New;  No Goodbyes;  The Good Ole Days Are Right Now;  You Pushed Me To The Limit;  One Away From One Too Many;  My Weakness Is Too Strong – 01-09-05


SINGLES
Lee (1956)
502 Boogie Woogie Country Girl / I'm In Love Again – 06-56
Ruby (1957)
RU:290 Fancy Free / You'll Want Me Back, But I Won't Care – 11-56
Gateway (unknown, ca. 1957 or 1958)
1228 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Fraulein
Lee (1958)  as Ray Starr
504 My Steady Baby / They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven – 08-58
505 I'm Falling Out Of Love (With You) / Billy Jo – 03-60
King (1960-63) as Ray Starr
Federal 45-12393 Donna Lou / Three Hearts In A Tangle – 11-60
45-5652 I Have To Laugh To Keep From Crying / In The Middle Of Two Hearts – 05-62
45-5783 The First Step Down Is Longest / Your Diary - 08-63 (rev. Aug. 10)
Fraternity (1964) as Ray Starr
F-927 How Do You Like The Pain / Please, Save Your Love For Me – 05-64
Dome (ca 1964)
45-1560 Red Roses (A Symbol Of True Love) / Just One More Time – 64
Capitol (1966-67)
5751 Who's Been Mowing The Lawn (While I Was Gone) / I Don't Feel At Home  In This House Anymore - 09-66
5855 Ramblin' Man / Let Go - 03-67
5909 My Heart's Gonna Rise Again / The Woman In Town - 05-67 (rev. May 27)
2006 Who's Gonna Walk The Dog (And Put Out The Cat) / You Turned The Lights On - 10-67
2118 Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte / Someday You'll Fall Back To Me - 01-68
Monument (1968-72)
45-1109 Rainin' In My Heart / My Mind Is No Match For Your Heart – 01-11-68
45-1134 After I'm Number One / Cold, Gray Light Of Dawn - 03-69 (rev. March 15)
45-1145 What Eva Doesn't Have / Denver - 07-69
45-1170 This Song Don't Care Who Sings It / I Wouldn't Treat A Doggone Dog (The Way You’re Treatin’Me) - 10-69
45-1194 You Don't Know Me / Country Blues - 03-70
45-1208 The Other Woman / I Know Love - 06-70
45-1231 Bubbles In My Beer / Don't Build No Fences For Me - 12-70
ZS7-8527 The Best Worst Thing / My Daddy Was A Traveling Man – ca. 11-71
ZS7-8537 My Church / This Song Don't Care Who Sings It - 02-72
ZS7-8540 Woman Go On Home / Dark-Haired Woman - 05-72 (rev. May 20)
ZS7-8553 Let Them Talk / Happy Times - 10-72
Zodiac (1976)
ZS-1003 I Can't Get Up By Myself / Steppin' Aside Just Ain't My Style - 76
ZS-1010 The Good Ole Days Are Right Now / Steppin' Aside Just Ain't My Style -76
MRC (1978)
MR-1015 Lucy Needs A Friend / If This Is Living – 13-04-78
MR-1019 Lying Together / ? - 08-78 w.Brenda Kaye Perry
MR-1022 She Wanted A Little Bit More / Silena - 09-78
Dimension (1980-83)
DS-1002 Haven't I Loved You Somewhere Before / ? - 01-80 w. Jerry McBee as by Bluestone
DS-1039 For Christmas / Don't Let Me Lie Again - 11-82
DS-1043 While I Was Slippin' In / I Can Forget About You – 03-83 (rev. March 26)
EMH (1983-84)
EMH-0022 Memories That Last / Nothing To Go On – ca. 08-83
EMH-0027 Dark-Haired Woman / For Christmas - 11-83
EMH-0029 Drownin' My Troubles / Till The Fear Slips Away - 12-83
EMH-0033 Nothing's Changed Nothing's New / Devil's Den – ca. 08-84
101 You Saved Me From Me / ?
Step One (1985)
SOR-339 Big Beaver / B.Bowman Hop - 85
SOR-340 Deep Water / Faded Love – ca. 04-85
SOR-343 Cincinnati Blues / Before You Turn Me Down - 08-85
SOR-362 In The Mood / Good Ole Country Mood – ca. 08-86

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