Friday, December 20, 2019

Clarence (Tom) Ashley


Clarence Earl McCurry (“ Tom“ Clarence Ashley), *29-09-1895 Bristol, TN, +02-06-1967
4th version
By Tony Russell, Henk Scholts, Praguefrank, Alan Young
SESSIONS (see also Carolina Tar Heels)
2 February 1928 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN – Thomas C. Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/gt], Dwight Bell [banjo-1])
001 G13419 OHIO LOVERS -1 unissued
002 G13420-A DRUNKARD'S DREAM -1 rejected
003 G13421 YOU'RE A LITTLE TOO SMALL -1 Gennett 6404 Champion 15525 Challenge 391/CO-CD-3520
004 G13422 FOUR NIGHTS EXPERIENCE Gennett 6404 Challenge 405
23 October 1929 Johnson City, TN – Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots (Byrd Moore [vcl/gt], Clarence Ashley [vcl/gt], Clarence Greene [vcl/fiddle]
H01 W149240-1 FRANKIE SILVER 15536-D/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
H02 W149241-1 THE HILLS OF TENNESSEE 15536-D/JSP 77186
H03 W149242-1-2 CARELESS LOVE 15496-D/JSP 7186
H04 W149243-1 THREE MEN WENT A HUNTING 15496-D/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
23 October 1929 Johnson City, TN – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/banjo])
005 W149250-2 DARK HOLLER BLUES Columbia 15489 D/County 502 525 CO-CD-3504 CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
006 W149251-2 THE COO COO BIRD 15489 D/CO-CD-3520 CO-CD-3533 JSP 77186
007 W149252-2 LITTLE SADIE 15522/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
008 W149253-2 NAOMI WISE 15522 D/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
COUNTY 502 A COLELCTION OF MOUNTAIN BALLADS (1964); COUNTY 525  A FIDDLERS' CONVENTION IN MOUNTAIN CITY, TENNESSEE (1924-1930 RECORDINGS) (1972); COUNTY CO-CD-3504 OLD TIME MOUNTAIN BALLADS (1995); COUNTY CO-CD-3533 OLD TIME MOUNTAIN BANJO (2005)
14 April 1930 Atlanta, GA – Clarence Ashley  (Clarence Ashley [vcl/banjo])
009 W150210-1/194982 THE HOUSE CARPENTER 15654 D/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
010 W150211-1/194983 OLD JOHN HARDY 15654 D/County 525 CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
011 W150212 AIN‘T FOT NO MONEY BABE unissued
012 W150213 BITTER PILL BLUES unissued
013 W150214 DEAR, I LOVE YOU unissued
014 W150215 I ONCE KNEW A LITTLE GIRL unissued
30 November 1931 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City - Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
* Tom Ashley (Tom Ashley [vcl/gt] + unknown others)
B01 11035 THERE WILL COME A TIME unissued
 * Ashley and Greene (Tom Ashley [vcl/gt], Clarence Greene [vcl/fiddle], Gwen Foster [gt/hmny vcl], poss. Walter Davis [gt])
B02 11036-3 PENITENTIARY BOUND Conqueror 8149/JSP 77186
 * Tom Ashley (Tom Ashley [vcl/gt], Gwen Foster [gt/hmny vcl])
B03 11037-1 DRUNK MAN BLUES Banner 32630 Melotone M-12538 Perfect 12864 Oriole 8183 Romeo 5153/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
* Walter Davis (Walter Davis [vcl/gt], Gwen Foster [gt/hmny vcl])
B04 11038-1 CROOKED CREEK BLUES Banner 32630 Melotone M-12538 Perfect 12864 Oriole 8183 Romeo 5153
* Ashley and Greene (Tom Ashley [vcl/gt], Clarence Greene [vcl/fiddle], Gwen Foster [gt/hmny vcl], poss. Walter Davis [gt])
B05 11039-2 SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE Banner 32427 Perfect 12800 Conqueror 8149 Oriole 8129 Romeo 5129/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
 *Ashley and Foster (Tom Ashley [vcl/gt], Gwen Foster [vcl/gt], Clarence Green [fiddle])
B06 11040-2 BABY, ALL NIGHT LONG* Vocalion 02780/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
1 December 1931 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers [1] /Tom Ashley [2], Tom Ashley and Gwyn Foster [3] (Clarence Ashley [vcl-1/gt], Gwen Foster [vcl-2/gt/harmonica], Clarence Greene [fiddle], Will Abernathy [harmonica])
B06 11041-3 CINCINATTI BREAKDOWN [1] Banner 32432 Perfect 12805 Oriole 8134 Romeo 5134/JSP 77186
B07 11042-2 HONEYSUCKLE RAG [1] Banner 32432 Perfect 12805 Oriole 8134 Romeo 5134/JSP 77186
B08 11043-1 OVER AT TOM'S HOUSE [2] -1 Conqueror 8103/JSP 77186
B09 11044-2 THE FIDDLER'S CONTEST [2] -1 Conqueror 8103 /JSP 77186
B10 11045-1 WASHINGTON AND LEE SWING [1] Conqueror 7942 Banner 32356 Perfect 12782 Oriole 8116 Romeo 5116/JSP 77186
B11 11046-2 GOODNIGHT WALTZ[1]  Conqueror 7942 Banner 32356 Perfect 12782 Oriole 8116 Romeo 5116/JSP 77186
B12 11047-2 MY SWEET FARM GIRL  [2] -1 Conqueor 7939 Vocalion 02780 Perfect 12779 Melotone M-12425 Oriole 8113 Romeo5113/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
B13 11048-3 I HAVE NO LOVIN' MAMA NOW [3]  -1-2 Banner 32478 Melotone M-12425 Perfect 12822 Oriole 8152 Romeo 5152
matrix 11048 on Perfect 12822; Romeo 5152; Melotone M-12425  (at least) as by Tom Ashley and Gwin Foster / on Banner Gwyn Foster
2 December 1931 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Tom Ashley and Clarence Green [1] / Tom Ashley [2]/Ashley and Abernathy [3]/  Blueridge Mountain Enetrtainers [4], Gwen Foster [5]
(Clarence Ashley [vcl-1/gt], Gwen Foster [vcl-2/gt/harmonica], Clarence Greene [vcl-3/fiddle], Will Abernathy [vcl-4/harmonica/autoharp]
015 11049 NINE POUND HAMMER [1] -3 unissued
016 11050-1 HAUNTED ROAD BLUES [2]  -1-2 Conqueror 7939 Banner 32353 Perfect 12779 Oriole 8113 Romeo 5113/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
017 11051-2 CORRINA, CORINNA [3] -1-4 Banner 32427 Perfect 12800 Oriole 8129 Romeo 5129/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
B14 11052-2 BRING ME A LEAF FROM SEA [4] -2-4 Banner 32478 Melotone M-12425 Perfect 12822 Oriole 8152 Romeo 5152
018 11053 FAR ACROSS THE DEEP BLUE SEA [2]  -1 unissued
019 11054 HAM AND EGGS [5] -2 unissued
6 September 1933 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Clarence Ashley and Gwen Foster as Ashley and Foster (Clarence Ashley [vcl/gt], Gwen Foster [vcl-1/gt/harmonica])
020 13959-2 SIDELINE BLUES Vocalion 02611/JSP 77186
021 13960-1 RISING SUN BLUES Vocalion 02576/JSP 77186
022 13961-1 SADIE RAY -1 Vocalion 02900/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
023 13962-1 GREENBACK DOLLAR Vocalion 02554 Conqueror 9112/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
024 13963-2 EAST VIRGINIA BLUES Vocalion 02576
025 13964-1-2 YOU‘RE GOING TO LEAVE THE OLD HOME, JIM -1 unissued
7 September 1933 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City –  Ashley and Foster [1]/Gwyn Foster [2]  (Clarence Ashley [vcl-1/gt], Gwen Foster [vcl-2/gt-3/harmonica])
026 13967-1 ONE DARK AND STORMY NIGHT [1] -1-2-3 Vocalion 02750/JSP 77186
027 13968-1 FADED ROSES [1]  -1-2 Vocalion 02666
028 13969-1 THE OLD ARM CHAIR [1] -1-2-3 Vocalion 02647/JSP 77186
029 13970-2 LET HIM GO GOD BLESS HIM [1]  -1-3 Vocalion 02666
030 13971-2 BAY RUM BLUE [1]  -1 Vocalion 02611/JSP 77186
031 13972-2 MY NORTH CAROLINA HOME [2]  -2-3 Vocalion 02900/JSP 77186
8 September 1933 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City –Ashley and Foster  [1], Gwyn Foster [2] (Clarence Ashley [vcl-1/gt], Gwen Foster [vcl-2/gt/harmonica], ? [mandolin-3])
032 13975-1 AIN'T NO USE TO HIGH HAT ME [1]  -1 Vocalion 02789/JSP 77186
033 13976-1-2 WHEN I HAD BUT FIFTY CENTS [1]  -1 unissued
034 13977-1 TIMES AIN'T LIKE THEY USED TO BE [1] -1 Vocalion 02554 Conqueror 9112 Panachord 25616/CO-CD-3520 JSP 77186
035 13978 WE COURTED IN THE RAIN [1] -1-3 unissued
036 13979-1 DOWN AT THE OLD MAN'S HOUSE [2]  -2 Vocalion 02750 Panachord 25642
037 13980-1 GO 'WAY AND LET ME SLEEP [1]  -1 Vocalion 02789/JSP 77186
038 13981 I LOVE MY BABY [2]  -2 unissued
039 13982 BULL DOG SAL [1] -1 unissued
040 13983-2 FRANKIE SILVERS [1]  -1Vocalion 02647
041 13984 MY MOTHER SCOLDS ME FOR FLIRTING [1] -1 unissued
September 1960 Saltville, VA – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl], Doc Watson [gt], Clint Howard [gt], Jack Johnson [banjo])
042 HONEY BABE BLUES Folkways FA 2355 Smithsonian Folkways SF 40029/30
Prob. September 1960 unknown – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl], Doc Watson [vcl-1/gt], Eva Ashley Moore [unacc. vcl-2],  Stella Gulbert [unacc vcl-3])
043 GOD’S GONNA EASE MY TROUBLIN’ MIND-1  FA-2355, SF-40029/30
044 CLAUDE ALLEN  FA-2355
045 THE HAUNTED WOODS-2  FA-2355
046 THE LOUISIANA EARTHQUAKE-3  FA-2355
25 March 1961 [live- Friends of Old Time Music concert] New York City – Clarence Ashley [vcl/banjo], Doc Watson [gt])
04601 DARK HOLLER BLUES  Folkways FA-2390
04602 THE COO COO BIRD  Smithsonian Folkways SF-CD-40160
June 1961 Clarence Ashley’s farm,  Shouns, TN - Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/unacc vcl-2/banjo], Doc Watson [vcl-1/gt-3], Fred Price [fiddle])
047 PEG AND AWL-1  SF-40029/30
048 WAYFARING PILGRIM-2  SF-40029/30
049 CLUCK OLD HEN-3 - SF-40029/30
July 1961 Saltsville, VA – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/gt], Jack Burchett [vcl-2/banjo-1],)
050 SHADY GROVE-1  Folkways FA-2359 SF-40029/30
051 SHOUT LULU-1  SF-40029/30
052 CUMBERLAND GAP-2  SF-40029/30
053 RAMBLING HOBO –instr.-  -2  SF-40029/30
054 CHILLY WINDS (LONESOME ROAD BLUES)-2  SF-40029/30
055 WALKING BOSS   FA-2359  SF-40029/30
July 1961 Saltsville, VA – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [ld vcl], Garley Foster [vcl/gt/ harmonica/ bird call], Doc Walsh [vcl/banjo], Doc Watson [gt])
056 MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS  FA-2359 SF-40029/30
Track above is probably from different session than preevious
February 1962 [live-Cgicago Folk Festival] Chicago, IL – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/banjo], Doc Watson [gt])
05601 LITTLE SADIE  FA-2359, SF-40029/30
05602 TOUGH LUCK  FA-2359, SF-40029/30
05603 THE COO-COO BIRD   FA-2359, SF-40029/30
05604 POOR OMIE WISE  FA 2359
April 1962 [live] The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA - Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/banjo], Doc Watson [gt-1/harmonica], Clint Howard [gt-2], jean Ricthie [vcl-3], Fred Price [vcl-4])
05605 RISING SUN BLUES-1 – FA-2359, SF-40029/30
05606 FREE LITTLE BIRD-2 – FA-2359, SF-40029/30
05607 BANKS OF THE OHIO-3 – SF-40029/30
05608 WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN-4 –SF-40029/30
26-28 July 1963 [live-Newport Folk Festival] Newport, RI – Clarence Ashley (Clarence Ashley [vcl/banjo], Doc Watson [gt-1])
05609 HOUSE CARPENTER  Vanguard VRS-9147 VSD-79147 VCD-77003
05610 LITTLE SADIE  VRS-9147 VSD-79147 VCD-77003
05611 COO-COO BIRD-1  VRS-9147 VSD-79147 VCD-77003
26-28 July 1963 [live-Newport Folk Festival] Newport, RI – Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson (Clarence Ashley [vcl/gt?-1], Doc Watson [vcl/gt-2], Clint Howard [vcl/prob harmonica-3], Fred Price [vcl], Jean Ritchie [vcl-4])
05612 THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND IN TENNESSEE-1,2,3  Vanguard VRS-9146 VSD-79146
05613 THE OLD ACCOUNT WAS SETTLED LONG AGO-2  VRS-9147 VSD-79147 VCD-77003
05614 AMAZING GRACE-4  VRS-9147 VSD-79147 VCD-77003



ALBUMS
Smithsonian-Folkways SF-40029 Original Folkways Recordings 1960-1962: Crawdad Song; Sittin' On Top Of The World; Lee Highway Blues; Free Little Bird; Cuckoo Bird; Rising Sun Blues; Looking T'ward Heaven; Rambling Hobo; Shady Grove; Cumberland Gap; Tough Luck; Humpbacked Mule; My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains; Way Downtown; Banks Of The Ohio; Little Sadie; Carroll County Blues; Cluck Old Hen; Chilly Winds (Lonesome Road Blues); Sweet Heaven When I Die; Fire On The Mountain; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; Daniel Prayed; Amazing Grace; Sally Ann; Richmond Blues; Old Ruben; Willie Moore; Walking Boss; Shout Lulu; Skillet Good And Greasy; Pretty Little Pink; Run Jimmie Run; Hicks' Farewell; Old Man At The Mill; Short Life Of Trouble; Brown's Dream; Footprints In The Snow; I'm Going Back To Jericho; Peg And Awl; Maggie Walker Blues; God's Gonna Ease My Troublin' Mind; I Saw A Man At The Close Of Day; Handsome Molly; John Henry; Honey Babe Blues; Wayfaring Pilgrim – 90 w.Clarence Ashley (Recorded between September 1960 and April 1962)
County CO-CD-3520 Greenback Dollar: Little Sadie;Greenback Dollar;Frankie Silvers Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots];Coo Coo; Rude And Rambling [Carolina Tar Heels]; Baby All Night Long; Drunk Man Blues; House Capenter; My Sweet Farm Girl; Short Life of Trouble; You Are a Little Too Small [Carolina Ter Heels]; Old John Hardy; Corrina Corrina; Sadie Ray; 3 Men Went a Huntin'; Naomi Wise; Haunted Road; Train Done Left Me [Carolina Tar Heels]; Dark Holler; Times Ain't What They Used to Be - 01-04-02
JSP 77186 A/B Clarence Ashley Country Music Pioneer Selected Sides 1927-1935:
The Coo Coo Bird; The House Carpenter;  Penitentiary Bound; Cincinnati Breakdown;
The Old Arm Chair; One Dark And Stormy Night; Little Sadie; Sideline Blues;Baby All Night Long; Washington And Lee Swing; Goodnight Waltz; Old John; Hardy; Naomi Wise;
Sadie Ray; Bay Rum Blues; Ain't No Use To High Hat Me; Drunk Man Blues;  Go 'Way And Let Me Sleep; My North Carolina Home; Honeysuckle Rag; Short Life Of Trouble; You Are A Little Too Small [Carolina Tar Heels]; Frankie Silvers [Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots]; Three Men Went A Huntin' [Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots]; Dark Holler Blues; Haunted Road Blues; Times Ain't Like They Used To Be; Corrina, Corrina; Rude And Rambling Man [Carolina Tar Heels]; The Train's Done Left Me [Carolina Tar Heels]; There's A Man Going 'Round Taking Names [Carolina Tar Heels]; Peg And Awl [Carolina Tar Heels];  The Hills Of Tennessee [Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots]; Careless Love [Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots]; Lay Down Baby, Take Your Rest [Carolina Tar Heels]; Can't You Remember When You're Heart Was Mine [Carolina Tar Heels]; Rising Sun Blues; The Old Grey Goose [Carolina Tar Heels]; Somebody's Tall And Handsome [Carolina Tar Heels]; I'll Be Washed [Carolina Tar Heels]; Over At Tom's House; Fiddler's Contest; My Sweet Farm Girl; Greenback Dollar -14 (double)


SINGLES
Gennett (1928)
6404 You're A Little Too Small / Four Nights Experience – 28
Champion
15525 You're A Little Too Small (As By Oscar Brown) / [H.K Hutchison - As By Dan Golden:] Good Old Turnip Greens - 28
Challenge
391 You're A Little Too Small (As By Tom Hutchinson) / [John Mcghee As By George Holden:] I Got Mine - 28
405 Four Nights Experience ( As By Tom Hutchinson)/ [Vernon Dalhart:] Cindy - 28
Columbia (1929-1930)
15489-D Dark Holler Blues / The Coo Coo Bird – 12-29
15496-D Careless Love / Three Men Went A Hunting - 12-29 Byrd Moore and His Hotshots
15522-D Little Sadie / Naomi Wise – 03-30
15536-D Frankie Silver / The Hills Of Tennessee – 04-30 Byrd Moore and His Hotshots
15654-D The House Carpenter / Old John Hardy – 02-31
ARC (1931-33)
Banner
32353 My Sweet Farm Girl / Haunted Road Blues – 01-32 (also Perfect 12779 Melotone M-12425 Oriole 8113 Romeo 5113) Tom Ashley
32356 Washington And Lee Swing / Goodnight Waltz - 01-32 (also Perfect 12782 Oriole 8116 Romeo 5116) Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
32427 Short Life Of Trouble [Ashley and Abernathy] / Corinne Corinna [Ashley and Green]  – 05-32 (also Perfect 12800, Conqueror 8149, Oriole 8129, Romeo 5129)
32432 Cincinatti Breakdown / Honeysuckle Rag - 05-32 (also Perfect 12805, Oriole 8134, Romeo 5134) Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
32478 I Have No Lovin' Mama Now [Tom Ashley and Gwyn Foster]  / Bring Me A Leaf From Sea [Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers] – 06-32 (also Melotone M-12425 Perfect 12822 Oriole 8152 Romeo 5152)
32630 Drunk Man Blues [Tom Ashley] / Crooked Creek Blues [Walter Davis] - 12-32 (also Melotone M-12538, Perfect 12864, Oriole 8183, Romeo 5153)
Conqueror
7939 My Sweet Farm Girl / Haunted Road Blues - 32 Tom Ashley
7942 Washington And Lee Swing / Goodnight Waltz - 32 Blue Ridge Mountain
Broadway
4076 [Tom Sargent:] Haunted Road Blues / [The Lullaby Larkers:] Going Back To Alabama
Vocalion  (1933)  Ashley and Foster
Okeh 02554 Greenback Dollar / Times Ain’t Like They Used To Be - 33  (Reissued On Conqueror 9112)
02576 Rising Sun Blues / East Virginia Blues - 33
02611 Bay Rum Blue / Sideline Blues - 33
02647 The Old Arm Chair / Frankie Silvers – 33
02666 Faded Roses / Let Him Go God Bless Him - 34
02750 Down At The Old Man’s House [Gwyn Foster] / One Dark And Stormy Night – 34
02780 Baby, All Night Long / My Sweet Farm Girl - 34
02789 Ain‘T No Use To High Hat Me / Go ‘Way And Let Me Sleep – 10-34
02900 Sadie Ray / My North Carolina Home – 02-35
Conqueror
8103 Over At Tom's House / The Fiddler's Contest – 08-33 W. Gwynn Foster
8149 Penitentiary Bound / Short Life Of Trouble – 12-33 Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
Panachord
25616 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be / [Frank Welling and John Mcghee:] I Got Some Of That
25642 [Gwyn Foster:] Down At The Old Man's House / [Frankie Marvin:] Come Back To The Hills

Sam Coe


By Praguefrank
SESSIONS

2016 unknown, UK -  Sam Coe and The Long Shadows  

001 MOVING ON
002 SANTA FE
003 JEALOUSY
004 TELLIN' LIES
005 NO SYMPATHY
Tracks above issued on EP Santa Fe
2016 GingerDog Studios, Thetford Forest,Suffolk, UK -  Sam Coe and The Long Shadows  (Producer: Kevin Duncan)
006 FULL MOON
007 WHISKEY DREAMING
008 RHINESTONES
009 HEY HEART BREAKER
010 END IN TEARS
011 MOTEL CHEROKEE
012 TENNESSEE BLUE
013 SALVATION
014 A THOUSAND CONVERSATIONS
015 HOLDING ON TO YOU
016 SANTA FE
017 FIRE
Tracks above issued on album Full Moon
2017 [live] unknown, UK -  Sam Coe and The Long Shadows  
01701 ROCKING CHAIR REGRETS Full Moon
2019 poss. GingerDog Studios, Thetford Forest,Suffolk, UK -  Sam Coe
019 COMEBACK QUEEN
020 DEVIL DON'T CARE
021 IN THE MOMENTS
022 CONCRETE
023 BONFIRE
024 HARD TIME
025 THE TRUTH
026 CRUEL
027 SAFE AND SOUND
028 BURNT OUT
029 MERRY-GO-ROUND
Tracks above issued on album Comeback Queen
 


ALBUMS
GingerDog [UK] ? Full Moon:  Full Moon; Whiskey Dreaming;  Rhinestones;  Hey Heart Breaker;  End In Tears;  Motel Cherokee;  Tennessee Blue;  Salvation;  A Thousand Conversations;  Holding On To You;  Rocking Chair Regrets;  Santa Fe; Fire – 15-03-18
GingerDog [UK] ? Comeback Queen:  Comeback Queen;  Devil Don't Care;  In the Moments;  Concrete;  Bonfire;  Hard Time; The Truth;  Cruel;  Safe and Sound;  Burnt Out ;  Merry-Go-Round – 29-11-19

EPs
Long Shadow [UK] ?  Santa Fe:  Moving On; Santa Fe;  Jealousy;  Tellin' Lies;  No Sympathy – 03-03-17