Saturday, June 2, 2018

Chester Lester


Chester “Butch” Lester, *10-09-1944 Upper Kelly’s Creek, Charleston, WV
3rd version
By Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst,  Russell Rosen, John S. Newbraugh, Lennart Gustavsson
SESSIONS

Ca early 1965 Charleston, WV – Butch Lester (Producer: Buddy Starcher)
001 ROSIE BES 45-86 
002 I’VE GOT TO GET OVER YOU BES 45-86 
003 THE CAR AND THE KEYS BES 45-89
004 PATCHES BES 45-89
1965 Charleston, WV – Chester Lester (Producer: Buddy Starcher)
005 1088-45-90B I’D RATHER SWITCH THAN FIGHT (ANY PLACE BUT HERE) BES 45-90
006 1088-45-90A ANY TIME BUT NOW BES 45-90
Ca 1972 Nashville, TN – Butch Lester
007 HELLO GUITAR Artic 444
008 BROTHER JESUS Artic 444
1979 Nashville, TN – Chester Lester (Producer: Bill Walker)
009 MAMA, MAKE UP MY ROOM Con Brio CBK 148/GMV Nashville  
010 HIGH ON LOVE CBK 148/GMV Nashville
011 IF ONLY WE COULD Con Brio CBK 154/GMV Nashville  
012 WOMAN FROM KENTUCKY CBK 154/GMV Nashville  
013 THAT LONESOME OLD SOUND  GMV Nashville  
014 DON'T BOTHER TO FORGIVE GMV Nashville 
Ca 1987 Nashville, TN – Chester Lester
015 JOHNNY NEVER CAME MARCHING HOME Winsong WS 002
Ca 1988 Hendersonville, TN – Ches Lester  (Producer: Chester Lester)
016 TOO CLOSE TO CALL InterVision 3001/BGR 2001 CMCD 801
Ca 1988 Hendersonville, TN – Chester Lester  (Producer: Chester Lester)
017 MAKIN’ IT EASY (AIN’T MAKIN IT RIGHT) BGR-008
1988-1989 unknown – Chester Lester (Chester Lester [vcl], Greg Jennings [gt], Randy Layne [gt/steel], John Hughey/ Weldon Myrick [steel], Jimmy Carter/ Paul Gregg [bass],     John Dedrick/ Kenny Janson [drums],  Jimmy Murrell [fiddle/harp],  Cathrine Styron [piano/kayboards],  C.C. Dubois, Diana Murrell, Mony Smith [bck vcl]. Producer: Chester Lester)
018 THE PILLOW NEXT TO ME BGR 2001 CMCD 801
019 HIDE-AWAY HEAVEN BGR 2001 CMCD 801
020 WHEN I KNEW HER WHEN BGR 2001 CMCD 801
021 HOW LONG CAN FOREVER BE BGR 2001 CMCD 801
022 HEAVEN BOUND BGR 2001 CMCD 801
023 SIGHT FOR SORE EYES BGR 2001 CMCD 801
024 THE MAN IN THE MIRROR BGR 2001 CMCD 801
025 HELLO SUNSHINE BGR 2001 CMCD 801
026 JUST FOR A MUNUTE THERE BGR 2001 CMCD 801
027 ROCKIN‘ A ROLLIN’STONE CMCD 801  
028 SOME MEN HAVE SURE GOT SOME NERVE CMCD 801  
029 THE PIPER CAME TODAY CMCD 801  
030 YOUNG MEN IN A HURRY CMCD 801
Ca 1990-1991 unknown – Chester Lester
031 HEARTACHES IN DISGUISE Music By Mail 03-91 [cassette]
032 KICKIN‘  SATURDAY NIHT Sound Of Country 06 [cassette 1992]
Track above released by Staffan Öberg [Sweden], courtesy of Bob Grady Records
Around 2000 Buck’s Place, Hendersonville, TN / Mike Schrimpf Sound Studio, Hendersonville, TN – Chester Lester (Chester Lester [vcl], Mike Baker [ld gt/ac gt], John Hughey [steel], Makr Powelson [bass], Kenny Johnson [drums], David Russell [fiddle], Mike Schrimpf [keyboards/ harmonica]. Producer: Chester Lester)
033 IT‘S HARD TO YOU’RE GONE BGR 9522
034 LONELY LADY BGR 9522
035 IF YOU TWO TIME MOE ONE TIME BGR 9522
036 AIN’T IT FUNNY HOW THOSE COUNTRY SONGS COME TRUE BGR 9522
037 I’M DRINKING DOUBLES BGR 9522
038 HOW I WISH THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR ME BGR 9522
039 ABILENE BGR 9522
040 I KNOW FOOL WELL BGR 9522
041 A MEMORY WALKS THE FLOOR BGR 9522
042 TRYING TO LIVE HIS LIFE IN A SONG BGR 9522
043 LET OLD SLEEPIN’  MEMORIES LIE BGR 9522
044 I CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE BGR 9522
2007 unknown – Chester Lester
045 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK
046 I KNOW FOOL WELL
047 IF YOU TWO TIME ME ONE TIME
048 ONE SORRY ME
049 TONIGHT LETS CROSS THE BRIDGE
050 I KNOW IT BY HEART
051 LET OLD SLEEPING MEMORIES LIE
052 CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE
053 LETS LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE
054 I'M DRINKIN' DOUBLES
Tracks above issued on album Some Guys Have All The Luck
2010 unknown – Chester Lester
055 COMMON GROUND digital single [rel. March 28, 2011]

ALBUMS
Bob Grady BGR 2001/NR-17939 Too Close To Call:  Too Close To Fall; The Pillow Next To Me; Hide-Away Heaven; When I Knew Her When; How Long Can Forever Be; Heaven Bound; A Sight For Sore Eyes; The Man In the Mirror; Hello Sunshine; Just For A Munute There -  89 (see also CMCD 801)
CMC [SWE] CMCD 801 The Songwriter: Too Close To Fall; The Pillow Next To Me; Hide-Away Heaven; When I Knew Her When; How Long Can Forever Be; Heaven Bound; A Sight For Sore Eyes; The Man In the Mirror; Hello Sunshine; Just For A Munute There; Rockin‘ A Rollin’ Stone; Some Men Have Sure Got Some Nerve; The Piper Came Today; Young Men In A Hurry -  98 (reissued in March 2007 on CLM 0001)
Bob Grady BGR 9522 Lonely Lady: It‘s Hard To You’re Gone; Lonely lady; If You Two Time Moe One Time; Ain’t It Funny How Those Country Songs Come True; I’m Drinking Doubles; How I Wish The Same Could Be Said For Me; Abilene; I Know Fool Well; A Memory Walks The Floor; Trying To Live His Life In A Song; Let Old Sleepin’  Memories Lie; I Can’t Get There From Here – ca 01
CLM ? (UPC634479578717) Some Guys Have All The Luck: Some Guys Have All the Luck; I Know Fool Well; If You Two Time Me One Time; One Sorry Me; Tonight Lets Cross the Bridge; I Know It By Heart; Let Old Sleeping Memories Lie; Can't Get There From Here; Lets Leave Well Enough Alone; I'm Drinkin' Doubles – 02-07-07
GMV Nashville [UK] ? Undiscovered Country Hits: [Jan Howard:]  To Love A Rolling Stone;  I'll Hold You In My Heart;  My Coloring Book; I Thought I Had Him; Let's Sing Together;  Better Off Alone; [Chester Lester:]  If Only We Could;  That Lonesome Old Sound;  Don't Bother To Forgive; Mama Make Up My Room;  Woman From Kentucky;  High On Love; [Sheila Tilton:] Let Your Lovin' Do The Talkin‘; I'm Beginning To See The Light;  I'll Be Whatever You Say; Brass Buckles;  Half As Much;  Little Man; [Scott Summer:]  Flip Side Of Today; I Don't Wanna Want You;  Country Lovin' In The City;  Old Fashioned Lady;  Almost Someone;  I'm In Love – 02-10-14


SINGLES
B*E*S (1965) 
45-86  Rosie / I’ve Got To get Over You – 02-65
45-89 The Car and The Keys / Patches - 65
45-90 Any Time But Now (Any Place But Here) / I’d Rather Switch Than Fight – 65
Artic Records (ca 1972) Butch Lester
444 Hello Guitar / Brother Jesus – ca 72
Con Brio (1979)
CBK 148 Mama, Make Up My Room / High On Love - 79
CBK 154 If Only We Could / Woman From Kentucky – 79
Winsong Records (ca 1987)
WS 002 Johnny Never Came Marching Home – 87 (promo)
InterVision (ca 1988) Ches Lester
3001 Too Close To Call -  ca 88 (promo)
Bob Grady (1980s)
BGR-008 Makin’ It Easy (Ain’t Makin It Right) – 8-  – (Promo)
 

Mail Pouch Express



By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
1979 Helfrich Recording Labs, Allentown, PA – Mail Pouch Express (Bruce Doll [vcl/gt], Dave Stever [vcl/mandolin/ fiddle], Thomas Harhart [banjo/dobro], Richard Bird [vcl/bass])
001 NEVER AGAIN  STLP 1501   
002 SNOOPY  STLP 1501   
003 DARLING CORY  STLP 1501   
004 YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE  STLP 1501   
005 MIGHTY DARK TO TRAVEL  STLP 1501   
006 JOHNNY THE BLACKSMITH  STLP 1501   
007 LITTLE LOG CABIN IN THE LANE  STLP 1501   
008 SLEW FOOT  STLP 1501   
009 LOAFER'S GLORY  STLP 1501   
010 BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG  STLP 1501   
011 HANDSOME MOLLY  STLP 1501   
012 RED LICORICE RAG  STLP 1501
1981 Helfrich Recording Labs, Allentown, PA – Mail Pouch Express (Bruce Doll [vcl/gt], Dave Stever [vcl/mandolin/ fiddle], Thomas Harhart [banjo/dobro], Richard Bird [vcl/bass])
013 HEAR THE CURFEW BLOW  STLP 1502 
014 ST. ANN'S REEL  STLP 1502 
015 BIG OLE GEORGIA MOON  STLP 1502 
016 DYLAN'S DREAM  STLP 1502 
017 RABBIT  STLP 1502
018 WAY UP YONDER  STLP 1502
019 ROLL ON BUDDY  STLP 1502 
020 CLOCKS AND SPOONS  STLP 1502
021 INTOXICATED RAT  STLP 1502 
022 ON AND ON  STLP 1502 
023 COUNTY HOME  STLP 1502  
024 BLUE WATER HORNPIPE  STLP 1502


ALBUMS
Mail Pouch Express STLP 1501 Timepiece:  Never Again;  Snoopy;  Darling Cory;  You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone;  Mighty Dark To Travel;  Johnny The Blacksmith;  Little Log Cabin In The Lane;  Slew Foot;  Loafer's Glory;  Black Mountain Rag;  Handsome Molly;  Red Licorice Rag - 79
Mail Pouch Express STLP 1502 On Down The Road:  Hear The Curfew Blow;  St. Ann's Reel;  Big Ole Georgia Moon;  Dylan's Dream;  Rabbit;  Way Up Yonder; Roll On Buddy;  Clocks And Spoons; Intoxicated Rat;  On And On;  County Home;  Blue Water Hornpipe - 81



Jake Binegar



*1993 Marietta, OH
By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
2016 Nashville, TN – Jake Binegar
001 LOVE ON FIRE  Take That Road  Just Hangin On
002 I WASN'T ME Take That Road  Just Hangin On
003 MEET MY MOMMA  Take That Road  Just Hangin On
004 EVERYTHING'S CHANGING BUT ME Take That Road
005 TAKE THAT ROAD Take That Road  Just Hangin On
006 WHERE I LET GO Take That Road
2017 Nashville, TN – Jake Binegar
007 SMOKIN' Just Hangin On
008 ROPE ON THE RIVERBANK Just Hangin On
009 TAKE THAT ROAD Just Hangin On
010 SHES GOT MY NUMBER Just Hangin On
011 WHEN I WANNA GET HIGH; MY FAVORITE SONG Just Hangin On


ALBUMS
Jake Binegar ? (UPC192914251781) Just Hangin' On: Love on Fire; Smokin'; I Wasn't Me; Meet My Mama; Rope on the Riverbank; Take That Road; Shes Got My Number; When I Wanna Get High; My Favorite Song - 11-05-18

EPs
Jake Binegar ? (UPC190394629861) Take That Road: Love on Fire; I Wasn't Me; Meet My Momma; Everything's Changing but Me; Take That Road; Where I Let Go - 01-06-16
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Womenfolk



Jean Amos, Elaine Gealer, Joyce James, Leni Ashmore, Babs Cooper, Judy Fine
By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
1963 [live] The Icehouse, Pasadena, CA – The Womenfolk, *with The Villagers
00001 WOMENFOLK RCA LSP 2821
00002 A HUNDRED MILES RCA LSP 2821
00003 JANE JANE RCA LSP 2821
00004 TURN AROUND RCA LSP 2821
00005 MRS. MCGRATH RCA LSP 2821
00006 HARD TIMES COTTONMILL GIRLS RCA LSP 2821
00007 DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE* RCA LSP 2821
October 1963 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – The Womenfolk
001 PPA3-4559 LOVE COMES A-TRICKLING DOWN RCA 47-8301/LSP 2832
October/November 1963 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – The Womenfolk
002 DON'T YOU ROCK EM DADDY-O RCA LSP 2832
003 LITTLE RAG DOLL RCA LSP 2832
004 PARA BAILAR LA BAMBA RCA LSP 2832
005 ONE MAN'S HANDS RCA LSP 2832
006 WHISTLING GYPSY ROVER RCA LSP 2832
007 GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS RCA LSP 2832
008 SKIP TO MY LOU RCA LSP 2832
009 OLD MAID'S LAMENT RCA LSP 2832
010 RICKETY TICKETY TIN RCA LSP 2832
011 GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW RCA LSP 2832
November 1963 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – The Womenfolk
012 PPA3-5891 LITTLE BOXES RCA47-8301/ LSP 2832
1964 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – The Womenfolk
013 DAVEY'S COME HOME RCA LSP 2919
014 THE BEST IS YET TO COME RCA LSP 2919
015 TEN O'CLOCK ALL IS WELL RCA LSP 2919
016 MORNING DEW RCA LSP 2919
017 I WISH YOU WERE HERE RCA LSP 2919
018 JIKA JING RCA LSP 2919
019 YOUNG MAN RCA LSP 2919
020 TWO FAIR MAIDS RCA LSP 2919
021 WHITE LILACS RCA LSP 2919
022 ONE BY ONE RCA LSP 2919
023 ONCE UPON A SPRINGTIME RCA LSP 2919
024 BRING ME A ROSE RCA LSP 2919 
February 1965 The Hungry I, 599 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA – The Womenfolk
02401 WOMENFOLK RCA LSP 2991
02402 HEY NELLY, NELLY RCA LSP 2991
02403 FIRST BATTALION RCA LSP 2991
02404 WATER WHEEL RCA LSP 2991
02405 OUR LOVE IS SPECIAL RCA LSP 2991
02406 THE BALLAD OF MURDER, INCORPORATED RCA LSP 2991
02407 GEORGIA ROAD RCA LSP 2991
02408 DA DA DA DA DUM DA RCA LSP 2991
02409 JANE JANE RCA LSP 2991
02410 NEVER WED AN OLD MAN RCA LSP 2991
02411 SILVER DAGGERS RCA LSP 2991
02412 FAREWELL BROTHER RCA LSP 2991  - 65
Ca March 1965 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – The Womenfolk
025 SPA3-2236 MY HEART TELLS ME TO BELIEVE 47-8562
026 SPA3-2237 unknown title
027 SPA3-2238 THE WAY I FEEL 47-8562
1966 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – The Womenfolk
028 RENO NEVADA RCA LSP 3527  
029 THE MAYBE SONG RCA LSP 3527  
030 BABY, WHAT YOU DO TO ME RCA LSP 3527  
031 YESTERDAY RCA LSP 3527  
032 THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' RCA LSP 3527  
033 SUNRISE, SUNSET RCA LSP 3527  
034 THERE IS BEAUTY IN THE WORLD RCA LSP 3527  
035 SPA3-7364 MEDITATION RCA LSP 3527  
036 SPA3-7365 THE LAST THING ON MY MIND RCA LSP 3527  
037 MAN, OH, MAN RCA LSP 3527
038 HOW EASY WE FORGET RCA LSP 3527  
039 QUITTIN' TIME RCA LSP 3527  


ALBUMS
RCA Victor LPM/LSP 2821 We Give A Hoot!: [The Womenfolk:] Womenfolk; A Hundred Miles; Jane Jane; Turn Around; Mrs. McGrath; Hard Times Cottonmill Girls; [The Villagers:] Run Molly; Land Of Odin; Sing Early In The Morning; Kum Ba Ya; [The Womenfolk and The Villagers:] Down By The Riverside – 12-63 (MX: PPR, 4521/1(m); PPRS 4523/4(s))
RCA Victor LPM/LSP 2832  The Womenfolk: Don't You Rock Em Daddy-O; Little Rag Doll; Para Bailar La Bamba; One Man's Hands; Whistling Gypsy Rover; Green Mountain Boys; Skip To My Lou; Love Comes A-Trickling Down; Little Boxes; Old Maid's Lament; Rickety Tickety Tin; Good Old Mountain Dew – 02-64 (MX:PPRM 5915/6(m); PPRS-5917/8(s))
RCA Victor LPM/LSP 2919 Never Underestimate the Power of The Womenfolk: Davey's Come Home; The Best Is Yet To Come; Ten O'clock All Is Well; Morning Dew; I Wish You Were Here; Jika Jing; Young Man; Two Fair Maids; White Lilacs; One By One; Once Upon A Springtime; Bring Me A Rose – 08-64 (MX: RPRM-0425/6(m); RPRS-0427/8(s))
RCA Victor LPM/LSP 2991 The Womenfolk Live at the Hungry I: Womenfolk; Hey Nelly, Nelly; First Battalion; Water Wheel; Our Love Is Special; The Ballad Of Murder, Incorporated; Georgia Road; Da Da Da Da Dum Da; Jane Jane; Never Wed An Old Man; Silver Daggers; Farewell Brother - 65
RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3527 Man Oh Man!: Reno Nevada; The Maybe Song; The Last Thing On My Mind; Baby, What You Do To Me; Yesterday; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Sunrise, Sunset; There Is Beauty In The World; Meditation; Man, Oh, Man; How Easy We Forget; Quittin' Time – 08-66

SINGLES
RCA Victor
47-8301 Little Boxes  / Love Come A-Tricklin' Down  - 02-64
RCA 1439 Turn Around / One Man's Hands ‎ - 12-02-65 (UK issue)
47-8562 My Heart Tells Me To Believe  /  The Way I Feel - 04-65  
47-8784 The Last Thing On My Mind  /  Meditation – 03-66