Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunshine Boys (early)



2nd version
By Henk Scholts, Tony Russell, Dave Schroeder
SESSIONS

4 May 1940 Burrus Sawmill Studio, Saginaw, TX – The Sunshine Boys (Merle Shelton [gt], Billy Mack (McNew) [el steel],  Grundy 'Slim' Harbert [vcl-3/bass], Jimmy Thomason [vcl-1/fiddle], Aubrey 'Moon' Mullican [vcl-2/piano], band [vcl-4])
001 DAL-1132-1 PIPELINER BLUES – 2 Okeh 05669 Conqueror 9730/LP 5144 Proper PVCD-106
002 DAL-1133-1 LAY ME DOWN BESIDE MY DARLING -2 05880 9729/LP 5144
003 DAL-1134-1 WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH DEEP ELM -3-4 05810 9728/LP 5144 PROPERBOX 6  PVCD-106
004 DAL-1135-1 TELL ME WITH YOUR BLUE EYES -1-3  05612
005 DAL-1136-1 IT'S A WEARY WORLD WITHOUT MY BLUE EYES -3 05880 9729
006 DAL-1137-1 IT'S HARD TO PLEASE YOUR MIND -1-3 05612
007 DAL-1138-2 COO-SE-COO -1-3 05669 9730
008 DAL-1139-2 FORGIVE AND FORGET – 3 05810  9728
8 March 1941 WBAP Studio, Blackstone Hotel, 601 Main St., Fort Worth, TX – The Sunshine Boys (Merle Shelton [gt], Bruce Roscoe Pierce [banjo], Grundy 'Slim' Harbert [vcl-2/bass], Jimmy Thomason [vcl-1/fiddle], prob. Moon Mullican  [piano])
009 DAL-1251-1 TWO AND TWO STILL MAKE FOUR -1-2 06150 CQ 9851
010 DAL-1252-1 NO GOOD FOR NOTHIN' BLUES -2 06338/PVCD-106
011 DAL-1253-1,-2 BLUE AND LONESOME -1?-2? unissued
012 DAL-1254-1,-2 I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU -1-2 unissued
013 DAL-1255-2 I'M CHECKING OUT -2 06195 Columbia 37659/LP 5144
014 DAL-1256-1 SITTIN' ON THE DOORSTEP – 2 06240/LP 5144
13 March 1941 WBAP Studio, Blackstone Hotel, 601 Main St., Fort Worth, TX – The Sunshine Boys (Merle Shelton [gt], Bruce Roscoe Pierce [banjo], Grundy 'Slim' Harbert [vcl-3/bass], Jimmy Thomason [fiddle-1/mandolin-2], prob. Moon Mullican  [piano], band [vcl-4])
015 DAL-1317-1 SHE'S A ROUNDER -1-2-3 06540 37426/LP 5144
016 DAL-1318-1,-2 MY MIND WON'T BE WORRIED ANYMORE! unissued
017 DAL-1319-2 I'LL DUMP YOUR APPLE CART – 2-3  06603
018 DAL-1320 WANT A LITTLE HOME TO GO TO unissued
019 DAL-1321-1 WHO'S GONNA CHOP MY BABY'S KINDLIN' -1-3 06240/LP 5144
020 DAL-1322-2 GONNA GET TIGHT -1-3-4 06540 CO 37426/LP 5144 PROPERBOX 6 PVCD-106
18 March 1941 WBAP Studio, Blackstone Hotel, 601 Main St., Fort Worth, TX – The Sunshine Boys (Merle Shelton [gt], Bruce Roscoe Pierce [vcl-2/banjo], Grundy 'Slim' Harbert [vcl-3/bass], Jimmy Thomason [vcl-1/fiddle], prob. Moon Mullican  [piano], band [vcl-4])
021 DAL-1359-1 DRINKIN' MADE A FOOL OUTA ME -1-3 06444
022 DAL-1360-1 THAT'S BAD -2-4 06603
023 DAL-1361-1 WHO'S BEEN TENDIN' TO MY BUSINESS -3  06338/LP 5144
024 DAL-1362-1 DON'T COME CRYIN' IN MY BEER -3  06150 9851/LP 5144
025 DAL-1363-1 MONKEY BUSINESS -3  06195 CO 37659/LP 5144
026 DAL-1364-1 WOMEN ARE MY WEAKNESS -3 06444
according to Tony Russell the pianist on all session except the first was Jack Hinson
3 March 1942 CBS Studio (Radio Station KNX) 6121 Gower and Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA –  Slim Harbert and His OKeh Boys [originally logged as The Sunshine Boys  (Grundy Harbert [vcl/accordion/bass], Dave Frazier [el gt], Bruce Pierce [tnr banjo],  Jimmy Thomason [fiddle],  Moon Mullican [piano])
027 H 710 FRUIT WAGON GAL  unissued
028 H 711 I‘VE GOT ENOUGN OF YOUR FOOLIN‘  unissued
029 H 712 LULA LOU unissued
030 H 713-1 BROWN BOTTLE BLUES unissued/EG-37324
031 H 714 ROSEY LEE  unissued
032 H 715 I‘M GONNA COOK YOUR GOOSE  unissued
033 H 716 HONEY THIS TIME I‘M GONE  unissued
034 H 717 AROUND THE CORNER AT SMOKEY JOE‘S  unissued
035 H 718 YOU‘RE ALL THE WORLD TO ME  unissued
036 H 719 DON‘T CHECK OUT ON ME  unissued
037 H 720 WHO COMES IN AT MY BACK DOOR  unissued
038 H 721 YOU BROUGHT SORROW TO MY HEART
039 H 722 CAN‘T WE START ALL OVER  unissued
040 H 723 LOOK WHO‘S SPAWKIN‘  unissued

ALBUMS
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP 5144  The Early Sunshine Boys (With Moon Mullican): She's A Rounder; Gonna Get Tight;  Who's Been Tendin' To My Business; What's The Matter With Deep Elm; Pipe Liner Blues; Lay Me Down Beside; If You Care For Me; I Wasn't Born To Be Happy; Sittin' On The Doorstep; Who's Gonna Chop My Baby's Kindlin'; Don't Come Crying In My Beer; I'm Checking Out; Monkey Business; My Darling Why Don't You Write; Old Joe Clark; Worried Man's Blues – ca 91

SINGLES
Columbia
OKeh /*Vocalion
*05612 Tell Me With Your Blue Eyes / It's Hard To Please Your Mind – 06-40
05669 Pipeliner Blues / Coo-Se-Coo – 07-40
05810 What's The Matter With Deep Elm / Forgive And Forget – 10-40
05880 Lay Me Down Beside My Darling / It's A Weary World Without My Blue Eyes – 12-40
06150 Two And Two Still Make Four / Don't Come Cryin' In My Beer – 04-41
06195 I'm Checking Out / Monkey Business – 05-41 (reissued in 1947 as Columbia 37659)
06240 Sittin' On The Doorstep / Who's Gonna Chop My Baby's Kindlin' – 06-42
06338 No Good For Nothin' Blues / Who's Been Tendin' To My Business – 08-41
06444 Drinkin' Made A Fool Outa Me / Women Are My Weakness – 10-41
06540 Gonna Get Tight / She’s A Rounder – 12-41 (reissued in 1947 as Columbia 37426)
06603 I'll Dump Your Apple Cart / That’s Bad – 02-42 (rev. March 14)
Conqueror
9851 Two And Two Still Make Four / Don't Come Cryin' In My Beer - 41
9728 What's The Matter With Deep Elm / Forgive And Forget - 42
9729 Lay Me Down Beside My Darling / It's A Weary World Without My Blue Eyes - 42
9730 Pipeliner Blues / Coo-Se-Coo – 42


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