Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dick Thomas


Richard Thomas Goldhahn, *04-09-1915 Philadelphia, PA, +22-11-2003
4th version
By Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Henk Scholts, Mario Manciotti, Tony Middleton, Al Turner, Thieu Van De Vorst with help of www.siouxcitysue.com
SESSIONS

16 February 1944 [no.2] Empire Broadcasting, 480 Lexington, New York City - Dick Thomas with Frankie Novak And The Sourwood Mountain Boys/Esmereldy with Frankie Novak And The Sourwood Mountain Boys [-2] (Dick Thomas [vcl-5], Esmereldy (Verna Sherrill) [vcl-2], Frankie Novak [organ/occarine-1/violin -3/arranger/conductor], Andy Sanella [gt/steel-4], Keith Pittman [bass], Chas Magnante [accordion], Johnny Cali [vibraharp])
Dick Thomas (Frank Novak and Sourwood Boys)
001 5118-1 THE LAST ROUND-UP -5 Musicraft 300 Album 63/ VKS 8803 BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
002 5119-1 (TAKE ME BACK TO) MY BOOTS AND SADDLE -5 298 Album 63/ VKS 8803 BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
003 5120-2 BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE -5 299 Album 63/Sutton SSU 284 VKS 8803 JASCD-675 [take-1] unissued
004 5121-2 OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL -1-5 299 Album 63/ Sutton SSU 284 VKS 8803 JASCD-675 [take-1] unissued
000 5122-4 BILLY BOY -1-2 300 Album 60/ Sutton SSU 284 [takes 1-2-3] unissued
000 5123-3 ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY -2 289 Album 60 [takes 1-2] unissued
000 5124-1 DON’T MAKE ME GO TO BED AND I’LL BE GOOD -2 289 Album 60
005 5125-1 HOME ON THE RANGE -5 301/ JASCD-675 Sutton SSU 284 VKS 8803
Notes on recording sheets state 5122 dubbed master made
6 March 1944 [no.6] Empire Broadcasting, 480 Lexington, New York City - Red River Dave With Frankie Novak And The Sourwood Mountain Boys [-1]; Esmereldy And Dick Thomas With Frankie Novak And The Sourwood Mountain Boys [-2] (Frankie Novak [arranger/conductor], Johnny Cali [gt], Keith Pittman [bass], Frank Pinero [violin], Chas Magnenta [accordion],; Red River Dave [vcl],; Esmerledy (Verna Sherrill) [vcl-2])
000 5145-1 SINNER’S PRAYER -1 unissued
000 5146-1 LITTLE RED CABOOSE BEHIND THE TRAIN -1 Musicraft 285 Album 60
000 5147-1 I WISH I HAD MY FIRST WIFE BACK -1 286 Album 60
000 5148-2 THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE -1 285 Album 60 [take-1] unissued
000 5149-1 SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ROUND THE MOUNTAIN -1 287
000 5150-1 THE DEATH OF FLOYD COLLINS -1 286 Album 60
000 5151-2 TWENTY ONE YEARS -1 287 Album 60 [take-1] unissued
006 5152-1 SEVEN YEARS WITH THE WRONG WOMAN -2 288 Album 60/ VKS 8803 JASCD-675
007 5153-1 COWBOY JACK -2 298 Album 63/ VKS 8803 JASCD-675 Sutton SSU 284
008 5154-1 RED RIVER VALLEY -2 301 Album 63/ VKS 8803 JASCD-675
000 5155-1 ALTOONA FREIGHT WRECK -1 288
note by Tony Middleton: slightly different spelling of accordion players surname. 298B issued as Esmerely and Frank Novak. 301B issued as Dick Thomas with Frankie Novak and the Sourwood Boy,
Summer 1944 New York City - Dick Thomas
009 BH-100 YOU NEVER LOVED ME National 5001/CCD-256 JASCD-675
010 BH-101 BROKEN HEART National 5001/CCD-256 JASCD-675
011 BH-102 DOWN IN OLD WYOMIN' National 5004/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
012 BH-103 A COWBOY IN KHAKI National 5002/CCD-256
013 BH-104 IF MEMORIES WERE MONEY National 5003/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
014 BH-105 MAKE ME HAPPY National 5006
015 BH-106 BUDS BEGIN TO BLOSSOM National 5006
016 BH-107 SAN ANTONIO SERENADE National 5002/CCD-256
10 September 1944 New York City - Dick Thomas
017 NSC-5 AS LONG AS I LIVE I WILL LOVE YOU National 5005/CCD-256 JASCD-675
018 NSC-6 THEY'LL NEVER TAKE TEXAS OUT OF ME National 5004/CCD-256 JASCD-675
019 NSC-7 SEND THIS PURPLE HEART TO MY SWEETHEART National 5004/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
020 NSC-8 I DON'T WANT A MILLION SWEETHEARTS National 5005/CCD-256 JASCD-675
ca 5/6 February 1945 New York City - Dick Thomas
021 NSC-37 RIDIN' NEATH THE ARIZONA MOON National 5009/Jasmine JASBOX 13-4
022 NSC-38 WEARY NIGHTS AND BROKEN DREAMS National 5009/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
023 NSC-39 TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS National 5007/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
024 NSC-40 RAGTIME COWBOY FROM SANTA FE National 5012/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
JASMINE JASBOX 13-4  A COWBOY'S LIFE IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME / 100 SONGS OF THE PLAINS AND LIFE IN THE WEST (UK, 2005, 4CD BOX)
ca 5/6 February 1945 New York City - Dick Thomas
025 NSC-41 HALF WAY TO MONTANA National 5008/ Jasmine JASBOX 13-4
026 NSC-42 SOMEDAY DARLIN' National 5010
027 NSC-43 HONESTLY National 5008/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
028 NSC-44 SIOUX CITY SUE National 5007 5010/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
December 1945 New York City - Dick Thomas
029 NSC-93 I'M GOIN' TO DRY UP MY TEARS National 5013/ JASCD-675
030 NSC-94 (I CAN'T GET BACK) TOO SOON TO TUCSON National 5011/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
031 NSC-95 MOANIN' IN THE MORNIN' BLUES GRIEVIN‘ IN THE EVENIN‘  BLUES National 5011/CCD-256 JASCD-675
032 NSC-96 SLEEPY HEAD National 5012/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
March 1946 New York City - Dick Thomas and Santa Fe Rangers
033 NSC-135 I'VE GOT A GAL IN LARAMIE National 5013/ JASCD-675
034 NSC-136 RIDIN’ HIGH IN MY SADDLE unissued
035 NSC-137 WHO ELSE unissued
036 NSC-138 A LONELY COWBOY'S DREAM National 5014
037 NSC-139 I'M FIRST IN SOMEONE'S HEART unissued
October 1946 New York City - Dick Thomas and Santa Fe Rangers
038 NSC-186 SHOULD I LOSE MY MIND OVER YOU unissued
039 NSC-187 ROSE OF THE ALAMO National 5014/CCD-256
040 NSC-188 BET YOUR BOOTS AND SADDLE unissued
041 NSC-189 I FELL IN LOVE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE'S DARLIN' unissued
042 NSC-190 I'VE GOT A GAL IN LARAMEE rejected
14 December 1947 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Dick Thomas
043 74263/N-511? THE SISTER OF SIOUX CITY SUE Decca 46147/CCD-256 JASCD-675
044 74264/N-512? CAN'T YOU TAKE IT BACK AND CHANGE IT FOR A BOY? 46114/CCD-256 JASCD-675
15 December 1947 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Dick Thomas
045 74271/N-519? ROSALINDA Decca 46114/CCD-256 JASCD-675
046 74272/N-520? TWO CAR GARAGE 46132/CCD-256 JASCD-675
047 74273/N-521? SLEEPY OLD TOWN 46157/CCD-256 JASCD-675
048 74274/N-522? ROSES HAVE THORNS (SO THEY TELL ME) 46118/CCD-256 JASCD-675
049 74275/N-523? THE LAST THING I WANT IS YOUR PITY unissued
050 74276/N-524? I'M TYING THE LEAVES 9-46301/BACM CD D 240
051 74277/N-525? BORN TO LOSE 46127/BACM CD D 240
052 74278/N-526? MY GUITAR IS MY SWEETHEART 46118/CCD-256 JASCD-675
053 74279/N-527? WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN 46127/BACM CD D 240
17 December 1947 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Dick Thomas and His Nashville Ramblers
054 74358/N-549 ESMERALDY 9-46301
055 74359/N-550 GIVE ME BACK MY HEART 9-46156/CCD-256 JASCD-675
056 74360/N-551 THE BEAUT FROM BUTTE 46132/CCD-256 JASCD-675
057 74361/N-552 CHARLOTTE BELLE (CAROLINA WALTZ) 46147/CCD-256 JASCD-675
18 December 1947 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Red Foley/* and Dick Thomas (Cumberland Valley Boys. Producer: Paul Cohen)
058 74368/N-559 THE LAST THING I WANT IS YOUR PITY 46123
30 August 1948 Nashville, TN - Dick Thomas
059 74594 MEMORIES OF FRANCE 46141/CCD-256 JASCD-675
060 74595 MY DADDY IS ONLY A PICTURE 46141/CCD-256 JASCD-675
14 April 1949 unknown - Dick Thomas
061 74841 SWISS LULLABY 46163/BACM CD D 240
062 74842 QUEEN OF THE POCONOS 46163/BACM CD D 240
29 September 1949 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH - Dick Thomas (Producer: Paul Cohen)
063 75380/CIN 208 YOU BETTER STOP TELLIN' LIES ABOUT ME 46229/CCD-256
064 75381/CIN 209 FOOLISH TEARS 46191/CCD-256 JASCD-675
065 75385/CIN 210 TENNESSEE LOCAL 46191/CCD-256 JASCD-675
066 75386/CIN 211 ONE MAN'S LOSS IS ANOTHER MAN'S GAIN 46229/CCD-256
12 January 1950 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Dick Thomas and Eileen Wilson (Roy Ross Orchestra)
067 75701 THE GODS WERE ANGRY WITH ME 9-24880/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
068 75702 BROKEN DOWN MERRY-GO-ROUND 9-24880/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
1950 unknown – Dick Thomas
069 IF TEARS COULD BRONG BACK YOU London
070 I HAD SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE I HAD YOU (AND I’LL HAVE SOMEONE ELSE AFTER YOU’RE GONE) London
15 February 1952 New York City - Dick Thomas (+ Townsmen)
071 YW-4914 MISTAKES Mercury 5808-X45/ JASCD-675
072 YW-4915 THE LITTLE BOY I KNEW 5808-X45/ JASCD-675
073 YW-4916 WONDER 5864-X45
074 YW-4917 DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY 5864-X45
ca November 1952 New York City - Dick Thomas [piano, organ]
075 JB-126 A STOLEN WALTZ Jubilee 45-6026/ JASCD-675
076 JB-127 RAINDROPS Jubilee 45-6026/ JASCD-675
ca late 1952 New York City - Dick Thomas
079 JB-176 MY LITTLE RED WAGON Jubilee 45-9000/ JASCD-675
077 JB-179 I'M GOIN' 45-9003/BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
ca. March 1953 New York City - Ken Curtis and Dick Thomas
078 53-S-241 BRASS RING LOVE K11510
30 April 1953 New York City - Dick Thomas [piano, organ]
080 JB-411 ANYTIME IS LOVIN' TIME 45-9000 45-5208/ JASCD-675
081 JB-412 WHEN UNCLE JOE PLAYS A RAG ON HIS OLD BANJO 45-9003 45-5208 BACM CD D 240 JASCD-675
1953 New York City - Dick Thomas
082 I LOST MY GAL FROM GALVASTON ON THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK Smart unissued
1 September 1954 New York City - Dick Thomas
083 TINY BABY SHOES Polo 7000 R 116/ JASCD-675
084 MAKING EXCUSES Polo 7000/R 116/ JASCD-675
4 January 1955 New York City - Dick Thomas
085 503 DON'T KEEP IT A SECRET Rita R-113/ JASCD-675
086 603 SIDE TRACKED Rita R-113/ JASCD-675
ca. February 1955 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Pinetoppers and Dick Thomas
087 87470 FORGETFUL Decca 9-29824/JASCD-675
Spring 1960 New York City – Dick Thomas
088 NUMBER ONE DOLL Karen 45-1010
089 IS THERE ANYONE SO LOVELY Karen 45-1010
1968 Associated Recording Studio, New York City– Dick Thomas
090 THE YELLOW BERETS Associated Recording Studio CI-6-3126
1968 unknown – Dick Thomas (with The Travelaires. Producer: Rex Zario)
091 RZ-112-S SIOUX CITY SUE Arzee RZ-112
092 RZ-112-C CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY Arzee RZ-112
1968 unknown – Dick Thomas
093 RZ-122T TWO CAR GARAGE Arzee RZ-122
094 RZ-122C CRYING MYSELF TO SLEEP Arzee RZ-122



ALBUMS
Sutton SU/SSU-284 Red River Dave Featuring Esmeraldy And Dick Thomas:
Coming Round The Mountain [-1]; Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie [-2]; Home On The Range [-2]; The Convict And The Rose [-1]; Red River Valley [-1]; Old Chrisholm Trail [-2]; Cowboy Jack [-3]; Twenty One Years [-1]; Billy Boy [-3]; Clementine [-3] – ca 65 Red River Dave [-1], Dick Thomas [-2], Esmereldy [-3]
Viking [AUS] VK 803/VKS 8803  Dick Thomas Sings Cowboy Favorites: Home On The Range; Old Chrisholm Trail; Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie; Red River Valley; Cowboy Jack; The Last Round-Up; (Take Me Back To My) Boots And Saddle; Seven Years With The Wrong Woman; The Letter Edged In Black*; Carry Me Back To Old Virginny* - 6-  (Musicraft tracks; *sung by unknown artist)
Cattle Compact [GER] CCD-256 Dick Thomas and His Nashville Ramblers: Tennesse Local; Tennessee Local; Give Me Back My Heart; One Man's Lost Is Another Man's Gain; The Beaut From Butte; My Daddy is Only A Picture; You Better Syop Tellin' Lies About Me; Memories Of France; Two Car Garage; My Guitar Is My sweetheart; Roses Have Thorns (So They Tell Me); Can't You Take It Back And Change It For A Boy; Rosalinda; Charlotte Belle; The Sister Of Sioux City Sue; Foolish Tears; Sleepy Old Time; A Cowboy In Khaki; San Antonio Serenade; Broken Heart; You Never Loved Me; They'll Never Take The Texas Out Of Me; As Long As I Live I Will Love You; I Don't Want A Million Sweethearts; Moanin' In The Mornin' Grieving In The Evening Blues; Rose Of the Alamo - 02
BACM [UK] CD D 240 Sioux City Sue: Down In Old Wyoming; If Memories Were Money; Send This Purple Heart To My Sweetheart; Sioux City Sue; Tumblin' Tumbleweeds; Honestly; Weary Nights And Broken Dreams; Can't Get Back Too Soon To Tucson; Ragtime Cowboy From Santa Fe; Sleepy Head; Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle; The Last Roundup; A Broken Down Merry Go Round; The Gods Were Angry With Me; When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again; Born To Lose; Swiss Lullaby; Queen Of The Poconos; I'm Tying The Leaves So They Won't Come Down; Esmereldy; When Uncle Joe PlaysThe Rag On His Old Banjo; I'm Goin' - 28-07-08
Jasmine JASCD-675 Country Ragtime Rockin' Hillbilly and Cowboy Music: Sioux City Sue;  Forgetful;  Rosalinda;  Weary Nights And Broken Dreams;  Don't Keep It A Secret;  Old Chisholm Trail;  Cowboy Jack;  Sidetracked;  Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon;  If Memories Were Money;  Tumbling Tumbleweeds;  Raindrops;  Ragtime Cowboy From Santa Fe;  A Stolen Waltz;  Any Time Is Loving Time;  Tiny Baby Shoes;  As Long As I Live I Will Love You;  Making Excuses;  Honestly;  I Don't Want A Million Sweethearts;  Give Me Back My Heart;  Sleepy Head;  Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle;  A Broken Down Merry Go Round;  Sleepy Old Town;  Can't You Take It Back And Change It For A Boy;  Red River Valley;  I'm Gonna Dry Up My Tears;  When Uncle Joe Plays The Rag On His Old Banjo;  Roses Have Thorns;  Too Soon To Tucson;  Moanin' In The Mornin' Grievin' In The Evenin' Blues;  My Guitar Is My Sweetheart;  Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie;  Charlotte Belle; Tennessee Local;  Memories Of France;  Two Car Garage;  My Daddy Is Only A Picture;  The Beaut From Butte;  The Little Boy I Knew;  Foolish Tears;  Mistakes; The Last Roundup;  You Never Loved Me; Broken Heart;  Home On The Range;  Seven Years With The Wrong Woman;  They'll Never Take The Texas Out Of Me;  Send This Purple Heart To My Sweetheart;  I'm Goin';  The Gods Were Angry With Me;  Down In Old Wyomin';  Sister Of Sioux City Sue;  I've Got A Gal In Laramie – 11-06-10 (double)


SINGLES
Musicraft (1944)
288 Seven Years With The Wrong Woman / [Red River Dave and Frank Novak:] Altoona Freight Wreck – 04-44 (rev. May 13)
298 Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle / Cowboy Jack (w. Esmereldy) - 44
299 Old Chisholm Trail / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie – 06-44
300 The Last Round-up / (Esmereldy:) Billy Boy - 44
301 Home On The Range / [Red River Dave:] Red River Valley - 44 w. Frank Novak
National (1944-45)
5001 Broken Heart / You Never Loved Me - 01-04-44
5002 San Antonio Serenade / Cowboy In Khaki - 01-04-44
5003 If Memories Were Money / Down In Old Wyomin' 01-04-44
5004 Send This Purple Heart to My Sweetheart / They'll Never Take Texas Out of Me - 01-04-44
5005 As Long As I Live I Will Love You / I Don't Want a Million Sweethearts – 44?
5007 Sioux City Sue / Tumbling Tumbleweeds – 05-45 (rev. July 14)
5008 Half Way To Montana / Honestly - 09-45 (rev. Sept. 15)
5009 Ridin' Neath the Arizona Moon / Weary Nights And Broken Dreams – 11-45 (rev. Dec. 1)
5010 Sioux City Sue / Someday Darlin' - 45
5011 Moanin' in the Mornin' Blues / (I Can't Get Back) Too Soon To Tucson – 03-46 (rev. March 23)
5012 Ragtime Cowboy From Santa Fe / Sleepyhead – 05-46 (rev. May 18)
5013 I've Got A Gal In Laramie / I'm Goin' To Dry Up My Tears – 10-46 (rev. Nov. 2)
5014 Rose of the Alamo / A Lonely Cowboy's Dream – 01-47 w. The Santa Fe Rangers (rev. Jan. 11)
Decca (1947-50)
46114 Can't You Take It Back And Change It For A Boy / Rosalinda -  01-48 (rev. Feb. 14)
46118 My Guitar Is My Sweetheart / Roses Have Thorns (So They Tell Me) -  03-48 (rev. Apr. 3)
46127 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Born To Lose - 05-48 (rev May 29)
46132 The Beaut From Butte / Two Car Garage - 07-48 (rev. July 31)
46141 Memories Of France / My Daddy Is Only A Picture - 10-48 (rev. Oct. 30)
46147 The Sister Of Sioux City Sue / Charlotte Belle - 01-49
46156 Sleepy Old Town / Give Me Back My Heart -  03-49
46163 Swiss Lullaby / Queen Of The Poconos - 05-49 (rev. May 21)
9-46191 Foolish Tears / Tennessee Local - 11-49
9-24880 The Gods Were Angry With Me / Broke Down Merry-Go-Down - 02-50 w. Eileen Wilson
9-46229 One Man's Loss Is Another Man's Gain / You Better Stop Tellin' Lies About Me -  04-50
9-46301 I'm Tying The Leaves So They Won't Come Down / Esmereldy - 03-51
9-29824 Forgetful / (Vaughn Horton:) Bye Bye My Baby - 01-56
Mercury (1952)
5808-X45 The Little Boy I Knew / Mistakes - 03-52 (rev. March 29)
5864-X45 Wonder / Don't Believe A Word They Say - 05-52 (rev. May 24)
MGM (1953)
K 11510 [Dick Thomas:] Brass Ring Love / [Ken Curtis:] The Call of the Far-Away Hills - 05-53 (rev. June 13)
Jubilee (1953)
45-6026 A Stolen Waltz / Raindrops - 12-52 (rev. Dec. 27)
45-9000 My Little Red Wagon / Anytime Is Lovin' Time – 05-53 (rev. May 23)
45-9003 When Uncle Joe Plays A Rag On His Old Banjo / I’m Goin‘ – 04-54 (rev April 4)
45-5208 When Uncle Joe Plays A Rag On His Old Banjo / Anytime Is Lovin' Time – 08-55 (rev. Aug. 6)
Polo (1954)
7000 Tiny Baby Shoes / Making Excuses - ca. 10-54 (reissued on Rita R 116 in 05-57, rev. May 6)
Rita (1955)
R-113 Side Tracked / Don't Keep It A Secret - 03-55 (rev. Apr. 23)
Karen
45-1010 Number One Doll / Is There Anyone So Lovely – 06-60 (rev. Cashbox June 25)
Associated Recording Studio
CI-6-3126 The Yellow Berets / The Yellow Berets – ca 66
Arzee (1968)
RZ-112 Sioux City Sue / Christmas In The Country - 68
RZ-122 Two Car Garage / Crying Myself To Sleep - 68



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