Monday, July 10, 2017

David Wills



David Williams Wills, *23-10-1951 Pulaski,TN
3rd version
by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Mario Manciotti, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS
ca August 1974 Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN – David Wills (Producer: Charlie Rich, Sy Rosenberg)
001 THERE'S A SONG ON THE JUKEBOX Epic 8-50036 15-2349/KE-33353
002 THE BARMAID Epic 8-50118/KE-33353
003 I CAN'T EVEN DRINK IT AWAY Epic 8-50036/KE-33353
004 SITTIN' AND THINKIN' Epic KE-33353
005 YOU’RE A BETTER MAN THAN ME KE-3353
006 MY MOUNTAIN DEW Epic KE-33353
007 FROM BARROOMS TO BEDROOMS Epic 8-50090 15-2349/KE-33353
008 GOD MADE WOMAN, DEVIL MADE MAN Epic KE-33353
009 MAKE ME HATE YOU Epic 8-50118/KE-33353
010 I'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY (TO SET YOU FREE) Epic 8-50090/KE-33353
ca August 1975 Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN – David Wills (+ Lloyd Green [steel] + unknown musicians + Laverna Moore, Diane Tidwell, The Nashville Edition: Hurshel Widington, Shed Kroner, Dolores Edgin, Joe Babcock, strings arr. by Bergen White.. Producer: Charlie Rich, Sy Rosenberg)
011 SHE DESERVES MY VERY BEST Epic 8-50154 /KE-33548
012 QUEEN OF THE STARLIGHT BALLROOM Epic 8-50188/KE-33548
013 LET'S GET NAKED Epic KE-33548
014 ALL OVER ME Epic KE-33548
015 THE SON OF H,ICKORY HOLLER'S TRAMP Epic KE-33548
016 YOU'RE ALL OVER THIS PLACE Epic KE-33548
017 I NEED A THING CALLED LOVE Epic KE-33548
018 YOU LOVE THE LEAVING OUT OF ME Epic KE-33548
019 LADY OF THE EVENING Epic 8-50154 /KE-33548
020 LONG TALL SALLY Epic 8-50188/KE-33548
ca March 1976 Nashville, TN – David Wills
021 WOMEN 8-50228
022 PAINT ME A PICTURE 8-50228
023 (I'M JUST POURING OUT) WHAT SHE BOTTLED UP IN ME 8-50260
024 THE HAPPY HOUR 8-50260
9 March 1977 Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN – David Wills (Producer: Stephen A. Davis)
025 18377 I'M GONNA SAVE IT FOR MY BABY XW988-Y XW1042
026 18378 THE BEST PART OF MY DAYS (ARE MY NIGHTS WITH YOU) XW988-Y
027 18379 CHEATIN'S TURN HER ON XW1042
028 18380 THE FOOL STRIKES AGAIN XW1097
6 September 1977 Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN – David Wills (Producer: Stephen A. Davis)
029 19236 DO YOU WANNA MAKE LOVE UA XW1097
030 19237 SOUL SEARCHIN’ unissued
031 19238 BEFORE I CHANGE MY CHEATIN’ WAYS  unissued
14 February 1978 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN – David Wills
032 19695 YOU SNAP YOUR FINGERS (AND I'M BACK IN YOUR HANDS) X1196-Y
033 19696 TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT X1196-Y
034 19697 WOMEN HAVE A FEELING ('BOUT THESE THINGS) UA-X1271-Y
31 October 1978 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN – David Wills
035 20284 I'M BEING GOOD UA-X1271-Y
036 20285 NEXT TIME I SEE YOU  unissued
037 20286 LONG LINE OF EMPTIES unissued
038 20288 HELLO BETTY unissued
039 20289 GO AWAY COME BACK unissued
11 June 1979 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN – David Wills
040 20625 YOUR SONG unissued
041 20626 A GREAT FUTURE BEHIND ME unissued
042 20627 ONE, TWO, THREE, WE WERE LOVERS UA-X1319-Y
12 June 1979 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN – David Wills
043 20628 EARLY FALL  unissued
044 20629 JUST ONE MORE OF YOUR GOODBYES unissued
045 20632 ENDLESS UA-X1319-Y
13 June 1979 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN – David Wills
046 20630 JUST A PHOTOGRAPH unissued
047 20631 TAKE IT BACK UA-X1350-Y
13 February 1980 Music City Recorders, 821 19th Ave. South, Nashville,  TN – David Wills
048 20958 SHE'S HANGIN' IN THERE (I'M HANGIN' OUT) UA-X1350-Y
049 20959 MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS UA-X1375-Y
050 20960 THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE (HAS GONE OUT AGAIN TONIGHT) UA-X1375-Y
ca. late 1982 Nashville, TN – David Wills (Producer: Blake Mevis)
051 THOSE NIGHTS, THESE DAYS RCA Victor PB-13460/MHL1-8516
052 TENNESSEE MOON RCA Victor PB-13460
ca. March 1983 Music City Music Hall, Nashville, TN – David Wills (David Wills [vcl], Fred Newell [ld gt], Robert Thompson [rh gt], Chip Young [rh gt], Jimmy Capps [rh gt], Sonny Garrish [steel], Larry Paxton or David Hungate [bass], Jerry Kroon [drums], Mitch Humphries or David Briggs [piano], Shane Keister [synthesizer] + Nashville String Machine + Donna hazard, Donna McElroy, Lisa Silver, Curtis Young [bck vcl]. Producer: Blake Mevis)
053 THE EYES OF A STRANGER PB-13541/MHL1-8516
054 GIVE HER HEART A BREAK PB-13541
ca. August 1983 Music City Music Hall, Nashville, TN – David Wills (David Wills [vcl], Fred Newell [ld gt], Robert Thompson [rh gt], Chip Young [rh gt], Jimmy Capps [rh gt], Sonny Garrish [steel], Larry Paxton or David Hungate [bass], Jerry Kroon [drums], Mitch Humphries or David Briggs [piano], Shane Keister [synthesizer] + Nashville String Machine + Donna hazard, Donna McElroy, Lisa Silver, Curtis Young [bck vcl]. Producer: Blake Mevis)
055 THE MISSUNDERSTANDING PB-13653 /MHL1-8516
056 FIRST TO MAKE IT PB-13653
055 THE MISSUNDERSTANDING PB-13653 /MHL1-8516
056 FIRST TO MAKE IT LAST PB-13653
057 TOO GOOD TO BE BLUE MHL1-8516
058 LADY IN WAITING PB-13737/MHL1-8516
059 FIRST TIME FEELING PB-13737
060 ONE MORE SHOT MHL1-8516
ca. April 1984 Nashville, TN – David Wills (Producer: Blake Mevis)
061 THANK GOD FOR FRIDAY PB-13833
062 RACIN' DOWN THE HIGHWAY PB-13833
ca. September 1984 Nashville, TN – David Wills (Producer: Blake Mevis)
063 MACON LOVE PB-13940
064 PAPER THIN WALLS PB-13940
1988 Nashville, TN – David Wills
065 PAPER THIN WALLS Epic 34-08043
066 HONEY BABY 34-08043
unknown info – David Wills
067 MAKAYLA’S EYES
1996 unknown – David Wills (Producer: Jim Frazier, David Wills)
068 LINE ON LOVE Gateway 70119
069 MOMMA PRAYED FOR US Gateway 70119
070 YOU DON’T KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE Gateway 70119
071 EL DIABLO ROAD Gateway 70119
072 GET RIHT OR GET LEFT Gateway 70119
073 NEON CROSS Gateway 70119
074 NEW WHITE ROBE Gateway 70119
075 A BETTER MAN Gateway 70119
076 THE BEST FRIEND LOVE EVER HAD Gateway 70119
077 ON THE RURAL ROUTE Gateway 70119

ALBUMS
Epic KE-33353 Barrooms To Bedrooms:
There's A Song On The Jukebox; The Barmaid; I Can't Even Drink It Away; Sittin' And Thinkin'; My Mountain Dew; From Barrooms To Bedrooms; You’re A Better Man Than Me; God Made Woman, Devil Made Man; Make Me Hate You; I'll Be More Than Happy (To Set You Free) – 02-75
Epic KE-33548 Everybody's Country: She Deserves My Very Best; Queen Of The Starlight Ballroom; Let's Get Naked; All Over Me; The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp; You're All Over This Place; I Need A Thing Called Love; You Love The Leaving Out Of Me; Lady Of The Evening; Long Tall Sally – 11-75
RCA Victor MHL1-8516 New Beginnings: Miss Understanding; Too Good To Be Blue; Lady In Waiting; Eyes Of A Stranger; Those Nights, These Days; One More Shot – 16-01-84 (originally issued in 1983 as part of promo album DW 1183 including also Wynonna and Naomi – The Judds)
Gateway Ent. 70119 Line On Love: Line On love; Momma Prayed For Us; You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are; El Diablo Road; Get Riht Or get Left; Neon Cross; New White Robe; A Better Man; The Best Friend Love Ever Had; On The Rural Route - 96

SINGLES
Epic (1974-76)
8-50036 There's A Song On The Jukebox / I Can't Drink It Away - 10-74
8-50090 From Barrooms To Bedrooms / I'll Be More Than Happy (To Set You Free) - 02-75 (rev. Feb. 8)
8-50118 The Barmaid / Make Me Hate You - 06-76
8-50154 She Deserves My Very Best / Lady Of The Evening - 10-75
8-50188 Queen Of The Starlight Ballroom / Long Tall Sally - 02-76
8-50228 Woman / Paint Me A Picture - 05-76
8-50260 The Happy Hour  / (I'm Just Pouring Out) What She Bottled Up In Me  - 08-76
15-2349 From Barrooms To Bedrooms / There's A Song On The Jukebox - 77 (reissue)
United Artists (1977-80)
UA-XW988-Y The Best Part Of My Days (Are My Nights With You) / I'm Gonna Save It For My Baby - 05-77
UA-X1042 Cheatin' Turns Her On / I'm Gonna Save It For My Baby - 08-77
UA-X1097 Do You Wanna Make Love / The Fool Strikes Again - 10-77
UA-X1196-Y You Snap Your Fingers (And I'm Back In Your Hands) / To Make A Long Story Short – 23-06-78
UA-X1271-Y I'm Being Good / Women Have A Feeling ('Bout These Things) – 15-01-79
UA-X1319-Y Endless / One, Two, Three, We Were Lovers – 27-08-79 (rev. Sept. 15]
UA-X1350-Y She's Hangin' In There (I'm Hangin' Out) / Take It Back – 05-05--80
UA-X1375-Y The Light Of My Life (Has Gone Out Again Tonight) / Marriage On The Rocks – 18-08-80  (rev Aug. 30)
RCA Victor (1982-84)
PB-13460 The Those Nights, These Days / Tennessee Moon - 02-83 (rev. Feb. 26)
PB-13541 Eyes Of A Stranger / Give Her Heart A Break - 05-83
PB-13653 Miss Understanding / First To Make It Last - 10-83
PB-13737 Lady In Waiting / First Time Feeling - 02-84
PB-13833 Thank God For Friday / Racin' Down The Highway – 20-07-84
PB-13940 Macon Love / Paper Thin Walls - 11-84
Epic (1988)
34-08043 Paper Thin Walls / Honey Baby -08-88

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