Sunday, June 25, 2017

Johnny Rion



*20-05-1916 Farmington, MO, +31-12-96
2nd version

by Michel Ruppli, Al Turner, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Carl LaFong,  Steve Hathaway, Thieu Van DeVorst

SESSIONS
ca. July 1949 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave, Cincinnati, OH – Johnny Rion (Johnny Rion [vcl], Zeke Turner [gt], Zeb Turner [gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
001 K2923  HANDPRINTS ON THE WINDOW PANE King 829
002 K2924  A PACKAGE TIED IN BLUE 810
003 K2925  CHILDREN¢S PRAYER  829
004 K2926  SUNNY TENNESSEE  810
Ca late 1949 [demo session] unknown – J. Rion
00401 HAPPY ANNIVERSAY TO YOU acetate-unissued
00402 I CAN’T FIND MY WAY (OUT OF YOUR HEART) acetate-unissued
Around 1950 unknown – Ann Rion
000 LOVE BUG BOOGIE Local Artists RC6-2
Reverse of RC6-2 is by Jerry Hassen
1950s unknown – Johnny Rion
005 A GOODNIGHT WALTZ Embassy 3801
006 CELL TWENTY FOUR  Embassy 3801
1950s unknown – Johnny Rion and Chubby Ann
007 10A HONEY PLEASE LISTEN TO ME Embassy 3802
008 11B I'M THINKING OF SETTLIN' DOWN Embassy 3802
15 January 1953* unknown - Johnny Rion
009 10389A/83821 THAT HEAVEN BOUND TRAIN Embassy no #  Coral 9-64148/JASMCD 3574
010 10389B/83822 WHEN YOU ARE AWAY  Embassy no # Coral 9-64148
*possibly mastering date
JASMINE JASMCD 3574 A TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS (UK, 2006)
early 1956 poss. Nashville, TN – Johnny Rion (Johnny Rion [vcl], Chet Atkins [ld gt], Van Howard [rh gt], Roy Wiggins [steel], Curly Rhodes [bass], Dale Potter [fiddle]. Producer: Red Sovine)
011 1009 YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME ABC 45-9694
012 1010 OUR LOVE IS JUST FADING AWAY ABC 45-9694
013 UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE WESTERN STARS unissued
014 A LITTLE MORE EACH DAY unissued
015 I CAN'T FIND MY WAY OUT OF YOUR HEART unissued
1959 unknown – Johnny Rion
016 13427A I WALKED IN THE FOOTSTEPS OG JESUS New Life 13427/LP 18165
017 13427B I WON’T HAVE TO CROSS JORDAN ALONE 13427 /LP 18165
Unknown info – Johnny Rion
014 A LITTLE MORE EACH DAY unissued
015 I CAN'T FIND MY WAY OUT OF YOUR HEART unissued
DEAR DAD [1]
GO HOME [2]
LIFE’S PRISON OF SIN [3]
[1] song copyrighted April 22, 1965
[2] song copyighted October 22, 1957
[3] song copyrighted April 5, 1965
1972 unknown – Johnny Rion, *with Anne Rion
SWEAT ON MY BROW* Open Road 17770 R 2760 New Life R 11913
A FADED GARDENIA Open Road 17770
IRON MOUNTAIN BABY SONG Open Road R2760  New Life R 11913
Ca 1974 and sooner unknown – Johnny Rion with guitar
LIFE’S PRISON OF SIN New Life LP 18165
THE PURPLE ROBE New Life LP 18165
WHERE COULD I GO New Life LP 18165
ZION’S HILL New Life LP 18165
SATAN’S IRON COURTAIN New Life LP 18165
MY LOVED ONES ARE WAITING FOR ME New Life LP 18165
SOMEONE I LOVE HAS GONE TO SLEEP New Life LP 18165
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS New Life LP 18165
IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN New Life LP 18165
ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD New Life LP 18165  
1970s unknown – Johnny Rion
W237 GOODBYE MOM W-237/W-238
W238 IT'S LATER THAN YOU REALIZE W-237/W-238



ALBUMS
New Life ? Hymn Time with Johnny Rion: (tracks unknown)
New Life LP 18165/R-2674  Johnny Rion With Guitar:  I Walked In The Footsteps Of jesus; I Won’t Have To Cross Jordan Alone; Life’s Prison Of Sin; The Purple Robe; Where Could I Go; Zion’s Hill; Satan’s Iron Courtain; My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me; Someone I Love Has Gone To Sleep; The Ten Commandments; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Are You Washed In The Blood  - ca 74
two more albums recorded on new Life

SINGLES
King (1949)
810  Sunny Tennessee / Package Tied In Blue – 10-49
829  Blind Child's Prayer / Handprints On The Window Pane – 12-49 (rev. Dec. 31)
Embassy (1950s)
No # That Heaven Bound Train / When You Are Away – 53? (reissued on Coral 9-64148, rev. March 21)
3801 Goodnight Waltz / Cell Twenty Four - 5-
3802 Honey, Please Listen To Me / I'm Thinking Of Settlin' Down – 5- w. Chubbie Annie
ABC (1956)
45-9694  Our Love Is Fading / You’re The One For Me – ca 04-56 (Canadian issue on Sparton 254)
New Life
13427 I Walked In The Footsteps Of Jesus / I Won’t Have To Cross Jordan Alone - 59
Open Road
17770 Sweat On My Brow (w. A. Rion) / A Faded Gardenia - 72   
R2760 Iron Mountain Baby Song / Sweat On My Brow (w. A. Rion)  - 7- 
New Life
R11913 Iron Mountain Baby Song / Sweat On My Brow (w. A Rion) – 7- Johnny Rion with Guitar  (reissue of Open Road R2760)
W-237/W-238 Goodbye Mom / It's Later Than You Realize


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