Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ronnie Self


*05-07-1938 Springfield, MO – +28-08-1981
3rd version
by Richard Weize, Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst, Forest
SESSIONS
ca. May 1956 Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (unknown musicians. Producer. Felton Jarvis)
001 1011 PRETTY BAD BLUES 45-9714/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 CCD 1156508 BCD 15972 SCCD 1125
002 1012 THREE HEARTS LATER 45-9714/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
003 1033 SWEET LOVE 45-9768
004 1034 ALONE 45-9768
CHIEF CCD 1156508 ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY’S VOL.8 (NED, 1993); BEAR FAMILY BCD 15972 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT VOL.13  (GER, 2003); SMITH SCCD 1125 GREAT ROCKABILLY JUST ABOUT (NED, 2007, 2CD)
1956 [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
00401 BOPPIN‘ THE BLUES Hydra BCK 27113 CTJCD 3
COTTON TOWN JUBILEE CTJCD 3 HONKY TONK ROCKABILLIES VOL.1 (GER, 1997)
16 February 1957 [17:30-20:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (Grady Martin [gt], Hank Garland [gt], Lightnin¢ Chance [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Don Law)
005 CO 57495/OB 1293/JZSP-39661 BIG FOOL 4-40875/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 BT 5710 CDCHT 786 BCD 16722
006 CO 57496/OB 1294/JZSP-39662 FLAME OF LOVE 4-40875/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
007 CO 57497/OB 1295/JZSP-39663 BLACK NIGHT BLUES unissued/ BCD-15436
BIG TONE BT 5710 CBS ROCKABILLY CLASSICS VOL.1  (UK, 1993); ACE CHCHD 785 COLUMBIA ROCKABILLY VOL.1 (UK, 2000);  BEAR FAMILY BCD 16725 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT VOL.25 (GER, 2005); ACE CHCHD 786 COLUMBIA ROCKABILLY VOL.2  (UK, 2000)
29 June 1957 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (unknown musicians. Producer: Don Law)
008 CO 58484/OB 1391/JZSP-41881 AIN'T I'M A DOG 4-40989/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 BT 5710 CDCHD 785 BCD 16725
009 CO 58485/OB 1392/JZSP-41882 TOO MANY LOVERS unissued/ BCD-15436
010 CO 58486/OB 1393/JZSP-41883 ROCKY ROAD BLUES 4-40989/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 BT 5710 EPC 22100 CDCHD 786 CTJCD 3 BCD 16722
011 CO 58487/OB 1394/JZSP-41884 DO IT NOW unissued/ BCD-15436
ACE CHCHD 785 COLUMBIA ROCKABILLY VOL.1 (UK, 2000);
1957 [live] unknown – Ronnie Self
01101 SHORT FAT FANNIE BCK 27113 CTJCD 3
01102 FLAME OF LOVE BCK 27113
01103 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN BCK 27113 CTJCD 3
01104 ROCKY ROAD BLUES BCK 27113
01105 BOPPIN‘ THE BLUES BCK 27113
16 December 1957 [14:00-17:00] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (John Hill [gt], Ray Edenton [gt], Ike Inman [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Marvin Hughes [piano]. Producer: Don Law)
012 CO 60047/OB 1468/JZSP-42815 BOP A LENA 4-41101/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 BT 5710 CDCHD 786 CTJCD 3 CTJCD 4 BCD 16722 LP 012
013 CO 60048/OB 1469/JZSP-42816 I AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE 4-41101/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
014 CO 60049/OB 1470/JZSP 42817 YOU'RE SO RIGHT FOR ME 4-41241/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 CDLR 802 CDCHD 785
EPIC EPC 22116 ROCKABILLY STARS VOL.2 (1981, 2LP); ACE CDCHD 800 GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK AND ROLL VOL.9  (UK, 2001); ACE CHCHD 815 THEM ROCKABILLY CATS!  (UK, 2001); COTTON TOWN JUBILEE CTJCD 4 HONKY TONK ROCKABILLIES VOL.2  (GER, 1997); FLAME 012 DESPARATE ROCK AND ROLL VOL.2 (UK, 1990); LUCKY CDLR802 ROCKABILLY GOLD VOL.2 (UK, 1996)
1958 [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
01401 GRANDMA’S ROCKIN‘  Redita R 139 BCK 27113
01402 MONEY HONEY Redita R 139 BCK 27113
01403 KEEP A KNOCKIN‘  Redita R 139 BCK 27113
01404 LONG TRAIN TO MEMPHIS Redita R 139 BCK 27113
1958 [live] unknown – Ronnie Self
01405 BOP A LENA  BCK 27113  [alt.] BCK 27113
01406 I WANT YOU TO KNOW BCK 27113
01407 SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN BCK 27113 CTJCD 3
1958 [live/Philip Morris Road Show] unknown – Ronnie Self
01408 BOP-A-LENA Norton EP 024
01409 ROCKY ROAD BLUES Norton EP 024
01410 FLAME OF LOVE Norton EP 024
25 March 1958 [19:30-22:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Ronnie Self (Ronnie Self [vcl],John Hill [gt], Joseph Zinkan [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Don Law)
015 CO 60794/OB 1529/JZSP-43420 DATE BAIT 4-41166/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 BT 5711 BCD 16725
016 CO 60795/OB 1530/JZSP-43421 BIG BLON' BABY 4-41166/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
017 CO 60796/OB 1531/JZSP 43422 PETRIFIED 4-41241/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 BT 5711 BCD 16725
BIG TONE BT 5711 CBS ROCKABILLY CLASSICS VOL.2 (UK, 1993); BEAR FAMILY BCD 16725 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT VOL.25 (HER, 2005);
17 July 1959 [18:00-21:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (Ronnie Self [vcl], Hank Garland [gt], Jack pruett [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Owen Bradley)
018 107788/NA 10793 BIG TOWN 9-30958/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
019 107789/NA 10794 THIS MUST BE THE PLACE 9-30958/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436 MCA 25089 BT 5716
MCA MCA-25089 ROCKABILLY CLASSICS VOL.2  (1987); UK BIG TONE CT 5716 MCA ROCKABILLIES VOL.4  (UK, 1993)
26 May 1960 [23:30-02:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (Ronnie Self [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Hank Garland [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Owen Bradley)
020 109251/NA 11162 SO HIGH 9-31131/ BCD-15436
021 109252/NA 11163 I'VE BEEN THERE 9-31131/ BCD-15436
15 November 1960 [12:15-15:15] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (Ronnie Self [vcl], Hank Garland [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano] + vocal chorus. Producer: Owen Bradley)
022 109872/NA 11311 UGLY STICK unissued/ BCD-15436
023 109873/NA 11312 SOME OTHER WORLD unissued/ BCD-15436
024 109874/NA 11313 GO GO CANNIBAL unissued/ BCD-15436
13 September 1961 [19:15-23:15] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (Ronnie Self [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Ray Edenton [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Boots Randolph [sax], Bill McElhiney [trumpet], Cam Mullins [trumpet], Karl Gavin [trumpet] + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Owen Bradley)
025 111083/NA 11708 INSTANT MAN 31351/ BCD-15436
026 111084/NA 11709 SOME THINGS YOU CAN'T CHANGE 31351/ BCD-15436
027 111085/NA 11710 MOON BURN unissued/ BCD-15436
15 August 1962 [19:00-22:15] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (Ronnie Self [vcl], Jerry Kennedy [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Ray Edenton [gt], Joseph Zinkan [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano] + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Owen Bradley)
028 112512/NA 12156 OH ME OH MY 31431/ BCD-15436
029 112513/NA 12157 WHISTLING WORDS unissued/ BCD-15436
030 112514/NA 12158 PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 31431/ BCD-15436
10 June 1963 Sun Custom Recording Studio, 319 17th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Ronnie Self (unknown musicians)
031 K-7054 BLESS MY BROKEN HEART K-546/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
032 K-7055 HOUDINI K-546/ Colde 2014 BCD-15436
Mid 1960s [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
03201 ABOUR CURED Redita R 139 BCK 27113
03202 I CAN’T KICK YOU Redita R 139
03203 HAIR OF THE DOG BCK 27113
03204 THE HURT IS FREE BCK 27113
03205 HOW CARELESS OF ME BCK 27113
Ca September 1965 poss. Springfield, MO – Ronnie Self as Wavie Self
033 SK4M-2735 KENTUCKY Skipper 2735
034 SK4M-2736 THOSE WORDS Skipper 2735
1967 unknown, MO – Ronnie Self
035 U4KM-9701 LONG DISTANCE KISS Scratch 828R-9701/BCK 27113
036 U4KM-9702 AIN'T I A DANDY Scratch 828R-9701/BCK 27113
1968 unknown – Ronnie Self (Producer: Dale Hawkins)
037 8559-BW HIGH ON LIFE Amy 11009/BCK 27113
038 8560-BW THE ROADS KEEP WINDING Amy 11009/Redita R-139 BCK 27113
Late 1960s [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
03801 WHEN HE FLIES AWAY  Redita R 139 BCK 27113
03802 GET OUT OF MY LIFE Redita R 139
03803 THAT WOMAN Redita R 139
03804 BEAT, BROKE AND BLUE  Redita R 139
Late 1960s or early 1970s [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
03805 HOME IN YOUR HAND Redita R 139
03806 BIGGEST DOG IN TOWN Redita R 139
03807 HAIR OF THE DOG Redita R 139
03808 MY OWN KICK GOING Redita R 139 BCK 27113
03809 THE BOSS DAUGHTER Redita R 139
03810 WILD AND WOOLY LIFE Redita R 139 BCK 27113
03811 AIN’T THAT GOOD WOOD Redita R 139
1978 [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
03812 I’M GONNA TRY YOU BCK 27113
03813 HERE COMES AUTHORITY BCK 27113
03814 I STARTED THE WORLD WAR I  BCK 27113
03815 I’VE BEEN BROUGHT DOWN BCK 27113
June 1981 [demo sessions] unknown – Ronnie Self
03816 WAITIN‘ FOR THE GIN TO HIT ME BCK 27113

ALBUMS
Colde 2014 Ronnie Self:
Pretty Bad Blues; Three Hearts Later; Big Fool; Flame Of Loves; Ain't I'm A Dog; Rocky Road Blues; Bop A Lena; I Ain't Goin' Nowhere; Date Bait; Big Blon' Baby; You're So Right For Me; Petrified;This Must Be The Place; Big Town; Houdini; Bless My Broken Heart – 77 (reissued in Spain on Alligator 56.0077 in 1986)
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15436 Bop-A-Lena: Bop A Lena; I Ain't Goin' Nowhere; You're So Right For Me; Ain't I'm A Dog;Too Many Lovers; Date Bait; Big Blon' Baby; Petrified; Flame Of Loves; Big Fool; Black Night Blues; Pretty Bad Blues; Three Hearts Later; Rocky Road Blues; Do It Now; Bless My Broken Heart; This Must Be The Place; Big Town; Some Other World; Instant Man; Oh Me Oh My; Whistling Words; Past Present And Future; So High; I've Been There; Moon Burn; Some Things Can't Change; Houdini; Go Go The Cannibal; Ugly Stick – 15-07-90
Redita [NED] R-139 Rockin' Ronnie Self: Home In Your Hand (demo late sixties/early seventies);  Biggest Dog In Town (demo late sixties/early seventies); Hair Of The Dog (demo mid sixties); My Own Kick Going (demo late sixties/early seventies); The Boss' Daughter (demo late sixties/early seventies); Wild And Wooly Life (demo late sixties/early seventies); Ain't That Good Wood (demo late sixties/early seventies); About Cured? (demo mid sixties); I Can't Kick You (demo mid sixties); Grandma's Rockin' (demo 1958); Money Honey (demo 1958); Keep A Knockin' (demo 1958); Long Train To Memphis (demo 1958); When He Flies Away (demo late sixties); Get Out Of My Life (demo late sixties); That Woman (demo late sixties); Beat, Broke And Blue (demo late sixties); The Road Keeps Winding (Amy 11009) - 99
Hydra [GER] BCK 27113 Mr. Frantic Is Boppin' The Blues: Introduction by Biff Collie; Bop A Lena (live 1958); Short Fat Fannie (live 1957); Flame Of Love (live 1957); Roll Over Beethoven (live 1957); Grandma's Rockin' (demo 1958); Money Honey (demo 1958); Boppin' The Blues (demo 1956); About Cured (demo mid sixties); Hair Of The Dog (demo mid sixties); Rocky Road Blues (live 1957); I Want You To Know (live 1958); Sweet Little Sixteen (live 1958); Keep A Knockin' (demo 1958); Long Train To Memphis (demo 1958); High On Life (Amy 11009); The Road Keeps Winding (Amy 11009); When He Flies Away (demo late sixties); I'm Gonna Try You (demo 1978); Boppin' The Blues (live 1957); Bop A Lena (live 1958); The Hurt Is Free (demo mid sixties); How Careless Of Me (demo mid sixties); Long Distance Kiss (Scratch 828R-9701); Ain't I A Dandy (Scratch 828R-9701); Here Comes Authority (demo 1978); I Started World War I. (demo 1978); I've Been Brought Down (demo 1978); My Own Kick Going (demo late sixties/early seventies); Wild And Wooly Life (demo late sixties/early seventies); Waitin' For The Gin To Hit Me (demo 1981) - 01


EPs
Columbia B-2149 Big Fool; Flame Of Love / Ain't I'm A Dog;  Rocky Road Blues – 01-58
Norton EP 024 Mr. Frantic: Bop-A-Lena;  Rocky Road Blues /  Flame Of Love;  WTOL Radio Interview - 99
           

SINGLES
ABC Paramount (1956)
45-9714 Pretty Bad Blues / Three Hearts Later – 06-56 (rev. June 23)
45-9768 Sweet Love / Alone – 11-56 (probably unissued)
Columbia (1957-58)
4-40875-c Big Fool / Flame Of Love – 11-03-57 (rev. Apr. 13)
4-40989-c Ain't I'm A Dog / Rocky Road Blues – 19-08-57 (rev. Sept. 2)
4-41101 Bop-A-Lena / I Ain't Goin' Nowhere – 27-01-58
4-41166 Big Blon' Baby / Date Bait – 14-04-58 (rev. May 5)
4-41241 You're So Right For Me / Petrified – 08-58
Decca (1959-62)
9-30958 Big Town / This Must Be The Place - 08-59 (rev. Aug. 31)
9-31131 I've Been There / So High - 08-60 (rev. Aug. 8)
31351 Some Things You Can't Change / Instant Man - 01-62 (rev. Jan. 27)
31431 Oh Me, Oh My / Past, Present And Future - 10-62
Kapp (1963)
K-546 Houdini / Bless My Broken Heart - 08-63 (rev. Aug. 17)
Skipper (1965)
82R-2735 Kentucky / Those Words – 10-65 as by Wavie Self (BB mention Oct. 2)
Scratch (1967)
828R-9702 Long Distance Kiss / Ain't I A Dandy - 67
Amy (1968)
11,009 High On Life / The Road Keeps Winding – 03-68

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