Monday, December 13, 2021

Betsy Gay

 Elizabeth Ann Gunst,  *02-02-1929 Waterford, CT
2nd version
by Uwe Hollihn, Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Steve Hathaway, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS
also recorded with (a non-related) Mary Lou as The Gay Sisters
Spring 1946 Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay
001 BELLE OF THE OLD BARN DANCE Superior 107/ BACM CD D 421
002 SLAM MY DOOR WHEN YOU GO OUT Superior 107/ BACM CD D 421
BACM CD D 421 COWGIRL SHUFFLE (UK, 2013)
18 February 1949 [no.1206] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Andy Parker [-1] and Betsy Gay [-2] (Frank DeVol And His Rhythm Busters)
000 3991-Z I AIN'T GOT NOTHIN' TO LOSE -1 Capitol 15421
003 3992-Y I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED -1-2  Capitol 15421
12 May 1949 [no.1264] poss. Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay [-1], Andy Parker [-2] and The Plainsmen with Frank DeVol and His Rhythm Busters)
004 4188-Z CIGARS, CIGARETTES, SOUVENIRS -1, -2 57-40189
005 4189-Y DARLIN‘, DON’T DO IT TO ME DARLIN‘-1 57-40189
26 May 1949 [no.1352] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay with Andy Parker and His Plainsmen with Frank DeVol and His Rhythm Busters)
006 4512 WHOA SAILOR 57-40250
007 4513 THAT AIN'T IN ANY CATALOG 57-40250
008 4188[remake] CIGARS, CIGARETTES, SOUVENIRS
6 April 1950 Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay
009 5827-Z HONKY TONKIN‘ F1017
010 5828-Y DOIN‘ WHAT COMES NATURLLY F1017
13 January 1951, Decca Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA - Russ Morgan and The Gay Sisters (Betsy Gay, Mary Lou)
G01 L 5980 MOCKIN‘ BIRD HILL  Decca 27444
28 February 1951 Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Russ Morgan and The Gay Sisters (Betsy Gay, Mary Lou)
G02 L 6115 METRO POLKA Decca 9-27528
20 May 1951 RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore St., Hollywood, CA – Dinah Shore and The Gay Sisters (Betsy Gay, Mary Lou) with Henri René and his Orchestra
G03 TEN THOUSAND MILES 20/47-4175
25 February 1952 Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA –Russ Morgan and Betsy Gay
011 L 6665 THERE'S A CLOUD IN MY VALLEY OF SUNSHINE Decca 28063
012 L 6666 THE NIGHTINGALE REMEMBERS Decca 28063
1953 Los Angeles, CA - Betsy Gay with Lew Raymond and his Orchestra
013 RICOCHET (RICK-O-SHAY) TOPS 383
ca. March 1953 unknown - Al Trace and his Little Tracers (vcl: Betsy Gay. Producer: Herman Lubinsky) [purchased masters]
014 53-S-6044/ 53 XY 162 YOU‘RE ONLY A PART-TIME SWEETHEART MGM K11560
015 53-S-6045/ 53-XY-163 LET ME BE YOUR HONEY, HONEY MGM K11482
016 53-S-6046/ 53-XY-164 CRAZY, CRAZY MGM K11482
017 53-S-6047/ 53 XY 165 MOCKING BIRD BOOGIE MGM K11560
18 March 1953 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay (Joe Maphis [gt], Merle Travis [gt] + unknown musicians)
018 RR 2103 X HOUND DOG Intro 45-6070/WLP 2804 HBR 032 PROPERBOX 75 PROPERBOX 100 JASMCD-3550
019 RR 2104 Q THIS IS MY LAST NIGHT IN TOWN Intro 45-6070/HBR 032 JASCD-3550
COLLECTOR WLP 2804 BOPPIN' HILLBILLY VOL.4 (NED, 1988); HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBR 032 INTRO #1 EDDIE HAZELWOOD / BETSY GAY (UK, 2001); PROPER PROPERBOX 75 SWINGING HOLLYWOOD HILLBILLY COWBOYS (UK, 2004, 4CD); PROPER  PROPERBOX 100 WE'RE GONNA ROCK WE'RE GONNA ROLL (UK, 2005, 4CD); JASMINE JASMCD-3550 TREATING HER WRONG (UK, 2006)
14 August 1953 Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA –Russ Morgan (vcl:Betsy Gay)
020 L 7298 THE TENNESSEE WIG-WALK Decca 9-28846
1 September 1953 probably Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Tex Beneke and His Orchestra (vcl: Betsy Gay)
021 L 7345 CIMARRON (ROLL ON) Coral 61115
1954 unknown – Betsy Gay (Teddy Phillips Orchestra)
022 D-990 RIDIN‘ TO TENNESSEE Derby 841
9 September 1954 Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay
023 L 7870 BACKFIRE  unissued
024 L 7871 BIG BOY BLUE unissued
025 L 7872 COOL MAN Decca 9-29340
026 L 7873 SWEET Decca 9-29340
027 L 7874 FORK IT OVER BABY - unissued
20 September 1954 Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Spade Cooley (vcl: Betsy Gay)
028 L 7907 YOU CLOBBERED ME Decca 9-29309/ Charly CR-30239
12 October 1954 probably Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Betsy Gay
029 L 8049 CAN'T DO WITHOUT YOU  unissued
030 L 8050 GIMME WHAT CHA' GOT  unissued
031 L 8051 SOMEONE  unissued
032 L 8052 DON'T LET YOUR BABY GO TO MIAMI  unissued
033 L 8053 ON THE BEACH AT CONEY ISLAND unissued
1956 unknown – Betsy Gay with Al Trace Orchestra
034 IN 2690 X/△10163/AL 3327-X BIG BOY BLUE Intro 45-6092
035 IN 2691 Q/△10164/AL 3327-Q CONEY ISLAND Intro 45-6092
1956 unknown – Betsy Gay, with. The Four Fellows [-1],  The Toppers [-2] (Lew Raymond and his Orchestra)
036 LOVE ME TO PIECES TOPS R 310
037 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL -1 TOPS R 285
038 SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL TOPS R 289/TOPS 16-101-189 TOPS L 1583
039 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY -2 TOPS R 297
TOPS 16-101-189 TOPS PARADE OF HITS! 16 COMPLETE FULL LENGTH LATEST TOP HIT TUNES [BOX SET] (1956); TOPS L 1583 FOR MEN ONLY (1958)
1956 unknown – Betsy Gay (with Sid Nierman Orchestra)
040 G9OW-3847 BACKFIRE Regis U 3103
1956 unknown – Spike Jones (vcl: Betsy Gay)
041 PAL-YAT-CHEE Verve V-4005
VERVE MG V-4005  SPIKE JONES: DINNER MUSIC FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN'T VERY HUNGRY
late 1950s unknown - Betsy Gay and Pat Farwell (Dave Bohme and Orchstra)
042 TC29A/B MAKE BELIEVE COWBOY  Tops for Toots TC 29
043 A TRIP IN A ROCKET SHIP 45-R 1034-49  E 533
044 WEE WILLIE AND THE WHALE 45-R 1034-49  E 533
045 THE ZEBRA WHO LOST HER STRIPEE 45-R 1034-49  E 533
046 SMARTY CAT AND THE FIDDLE 45-R 1034-49  E 533
047 BENNY THE HUNGRY GOAT 45-R-1037-49
048  POOLA DOES THE HULA 45-R-1037-49
late 1950s unknown - Betsy Gay, with Gene Gulkisen, *and Pat Farrell
049 THE CUCKOO POLKA 45-R-1035-49
050 THE HAPPY CLOCKS  45-R-1035-49
051 THE MAGIC FLYING SONG*  45-R-1035-49
late 1950s unknown - Betsy Gay, *and Johnny Holiday
052 THE TRAFFIC LIGHT 45-R-1036-49
053 MAMA'S LITTLE HELPER 45-R-1036-49
054 GOLDIE THE GOLDFISH  45-R-1036-49
055 MONKEY DOODLE DOO* 45-R-1036-49
056 PUSS, PUSS, PUSSY CAT* 45-R-1036-49
057 THREE WISE MONKEYS* 45-R-1036-49
TOPS tracks above are mainly spoken chlidren’s recordings

EPs
TOPS R 285 I Want You To be My Girl (w. Four Fellows) + 3 tracks by other artists - 56
TOPS R 289 Sweet Old Fashioned Girl + 3 tracks by other artists - 56
TOPS R 297 Mutual Admiration Society + 3 tracks by other artists – 56
TOPS R 410 Love Me to Pieces  + 3 tracks by other artists – 57
TOPS 45-R 1034-49 [Pat Farwell and Betsy Gay:] Trip in a Rocket Ship; Wee Willie the Whale / [Betsy Gay and Pat Farrell:] The Zebra Who Lost Her Stripes; [Pat Farwell and Betsy Gay:] Smarty Cat and the Fiddle – 5-
TOPS 45-R 1035-49    The Cuckoo Polka(w. Gene Gulkisen); The Happy Clocks (w. Gene Gulkinsen) / The Magic Flying Song (w. Gene Gulkinsen and Pat Farwell) – 5-
TOPS 45-R 1036-49 The Traffic Light; Mama's Little Helper; Goldie the Goldfish / [Betsy Gay and Johnny Holiday:] Monkey Doodle Doo; Puss, Puss, Pussy Cat; Three Wise Monkeys- 5-
Tops 45-R-1037-49 [Johnny Holiday:] Circus Train / [Pat Farwell, Betsy Gay:] Benny The Hungry Goat; Poola Does The Hula – 5-
TOPS Masterpieces E 533 Kiddie Favorites (For Ages 3-8): [Pat Farwell, Betsy Gay:] A Trip In A Rocket Ship; Wee Willie The Whale / [Betsy Gay, Pat Farwell:] The Zebra Who Lost Her Stripes; [Pat Farwell, Betsy Gay:] Smarty Cat And The Fiddle – 5-


SINGLES
Superior (1946)
107 Belle of the old Barn Dance / Slam My Door When You Go Out – 06-46 (rev. June 15)
Capitol
15421 I Ain’t Got Nothin’ To Lose [Andy Parker] / I Didn’t Know The Gun Was Loaded [Andy Parker and Betsy Gay] - 49
57-40189 Cigars, Cigarettes, Souvenirs (with Andy Parker)/ Darlin', Don't Do It To Me Darlin' – 07-49
57-50250 Whoa, Sailor/That Ain’t In Any Catalog – 10-49
F1017 Doin' What Comes Naturally / Honky Tonkin' – 05-50
Decca
9-27444 Mocking Bird Hill [Russ Morgan and The Gay Sisters] / Flying Eagle Poka [Russ Morgan] - 51
9-27528 Charlie Is My Darling [Russ Morgan] / Metro Polka [Russ Morgan and The Gay Sisters]  - 51
9-28063 The Nightingale Remembers / There's A Cloud In My Valley of Sunshine – 52 w. Russ Morgan
RCA Victor (1951)
20/47-4175 Ten Thousand Miles (Dinah Shore and The Gay Sisters) / How Many Times [Dinah Shore] – 51
MGM (1953)
K 11482 Let Me Be Your Honey, Honey / Crazy, Crazy - 04-53 w.Al Trace and his Little Tracers
K 11560 You‘re Only A Part-Time Sweetheart / Mocking Bird Boogie – 53 w.Al Trace and his Little Tracers
Intro (1953)
45-6070 Hound Dog / This Is My Last night In Town – 11-04-53
Decca
9-28846 On The Carousel [Russ Morgan] / The Tennessee Wig-Walk (w. Russ Morgan) – 53
9-29309 Break Up Down [Spade Cooley] / You Clobbered Me (w. Spade Cooley) - 15-11-54
9-29340 Cool Man / Sweet - 54
Coral
61115 Chattanooga Choo Choo [Tex Beneke] / Cimarron (Roll On) (w. Tex Beneke and His Orchestra) - 53
Derby (1954)
839 Ridin' To Tennessee (w.Teddy Phillips) / [Teddy Phillips, Clay Campbell] – 54 (UK issue on London HL 8032, October 1954)
Intro (1956)
45-6092 Big Boy Blue / Coney Island – 56 with Al Trace Orchestra
TOPS
R 310 Love Me To Pieces (w. Jerry Case) / [Tab Connors] – 5- w. Lew Ramond and his Orchestra
383 Ricochet / That’s Amore [Bud Roman] - w. Lew Ramond and his Orchestra - 53
Tops For Tots TC 29 Make Believe Cowboy (Double-sided children story) – 5-
Regis (Chicago)
U 3103/4 Backfire / Take Me Back [Sid Nierman Orchestra] – 05-56


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