Monday, February 15, 2021

Abbie Neal (+ Her Ranch Girls)

 Esther Abbie Neal, *04-04-1918 Brookville, PA, +15-02-2004
Ranch Girls:
Abbie Neal – leader/Vocals/Guitar/Fiddle/Steel guitar
June Mayes -  Guitar/Drums
Joni Lee - Accordion
Lois Floyd - Bass Fiddle/Rhythm Guitar
Betty Brent - Lead And Rhythm Guitar
Jaye Hartley - Guitar

By Thieu Van DeVorst,
SESSIONS
1953 Wheeling Recording Co, Wheeling, WV - Abbie Neal and Her Ranch Girls (vcl: Pat Steele [-1], Grace “Gay” Franzi [-2]
001 FORGIVE -1 Wheeling 1100
002 IT'S NO JOKE -2 1100
003 1101-A-238 TROUBLED MIND, A TORTURED HEART 1101
004 1101-AA-238 WON'T YOU BELIEVE ME 1101
Ca May 1956 unknown , WV - Abbie Neal and Her Ranch Girls (Abbie Neal [vcl-5/steel],  Betty Brent [vcl-1/ld gt], June Mayes [vcl-2/gt], Lois Floyd [bass], Jini Lee [accordion-3], ? [sax-4])
005 45-4-1356-B I'LL TAKE BACK THAT HEARTACHE -1 Admiral 45-15000 /CLCD 4409 WLP 8866
006 45-4-1356-A HILLBILLY BEAT -4 Admiral 45-15000
007 45-4-1256-A HE WEARS MY WEDDING BAND -1-3-5 45-1001
008 45-4-1256-B NEWTON'S LAW -2-3 45-1001
COLLECTOR WLP 8866 ROCK AND ROLL GIRLS (NED, 1983);  COLLECTOR CLCD 4409 GREAT ROCKING GIRLS (NED, 1992)
November 1957 unknown, WV - Abbie Neal [1], and Her Ranch Girls [2] (Abbie Neal [vcl.fiddle],  ? [duet vcl-2], ? [gt], ? [rh gt], ? [bass]
009 11457A IF AGAIN -2 45-1006 /WLP 8899
010 11457B UNTIL I DREAM -1  45-1006
COLLECTOR WLP 8899 MORE RARE ROCKING GIRLS (NED, 1986)
Unknown [live] unknown - Abbie Neal and Her Ranch Girls
01001 I CAN’T HELP IT  Dragon Street CD 70101 Roller Coaster 3049
DRAGON STREET CD 70101  GUYS AND GALS OF BIG D JAMBOREE (2002, 2 CD, UK issue on ROLLERCOASTER 3049)


ALBUMS
Lou Christie LC 4951 America‘s Favorite All Girl Western Band:
Ridin‘ Down To Santa Fe (Theme); Hey Good Lookin‘; Talking; Crying Steel Guitar; Talking; I’ve Been Rthinking; Talking; Black Mountain Rag; Talking; Cool Water; Down In The Little Green Valley; Rocky Mountain Express; Rock-A-Bye Boogie; Texas Tornado; Beautiful Brown Eyes; Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes; Ridin‘ Down To Santa Fe (Theme); Maui Chimes; Steel Guitar Rag; Orange Blossom Special; If Again (w. Doug Kershaw); Hillbilly Bear ; Hearts of Stone; Recitation; Forgive Me; Accordion – Traditional Mussette; Last TV Show Before Heading West; Ridin‘ Down To Santa Fe (Theme); Night Time In Nevada; Hoping That You’re Hoping; Indian Love Call; Oh Lonesome Me; Just Before Dawn; Happy Birthday; Squaws Along The Yukon; Talking; Draddin‘ The Bow; Talking;; He Taught Me How To Yodel; Talking; May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You; Ridin‘ Down To Santa Fe (Theme) – 02 (old recordings, radio + TV shows; concert tape from Japan;  TV show from WJAC-TV Johnstown, PA)


SINGLES
Wheeling (1953)
1100 Forgive /  It's No Joke – 53
1101 Troubled Mind, A Tortured Heart / Won't You Believe Me – 11-53
Admiral (1956-57)
45-1001 He Wears My Wedding Band / Newton's Law – 12-04-56
45-15000 I'll Take Back That Heartache / Hillbilly Beat – 13-05-56
45-1006 If Again / Until I Dream – 04-11-57


Elayne Otterson

By Praguefrank, Thieu Van DeVorst
SESSIONS

20 February 1986 Champ Studios, Nashville, TN – Elayne Otterson (Elayne Otterson [vcl], Charlie Vaughn [gt/fiddle], Jim Baker [steel/dobro], Tommy Floyd [bass], Diana Franklin [drums], Bunky Keels [piano])
001 NORTH DAKOTA WINTER LP 8610
002 FLOWERS IN THE SPRING LP-8610
003 I'D RATHER BE ONE LP-8610
004 ALL MY LOVE IS ALWAYS YOURS LP-8610
005 THERE'S POISON IN YOUR HEART LP-8610
006 PRISONERS OF HEARTACHE LP-8610  
007 HONKY TONK HEROES U 22145/LP-8610  
008 MAKE AN HONEST WOMAN OUT OF ME LP-8610  
008 I JUST CALLED IT QUITS LP-8610  
009 MIDWAY LP-8610
010 THE LONESOME STREETS OF TOWN LP 8610 LP 3004
011 I'D LIKE TO RIDE THIS TRAIN U-22145/LP-8610 LP 3004  
012 I HEARD THE JUKEBOX PLAYING LP-8610
24 October 1989 Merit Studio, Nashville, TN – Elayne Otterson (Elayne Otterson [vcl], D├íle Sellers [gt], Jim Baker [steel/dobro], Bob Dean [drums], Buddy Spicher [fiddle],  Hargus Robbins [piano], The Calaways [bck vcl])
013 HILLBILLY BABY U-24936/LP 3004  
014 HOMELESS ANGEL LP 3004  
015 THANKS A LOT FOR NOTHIN' LP 3004  
016 PLEASE DON'T EVER STOP LOVING ME LP 3004  
017 IT'S THE SAME OLD STORY LP 3004  
018 THANK YOU LORD LP 3004  
019 I'M TRYIN ONE MORE TIME LP 3004  
020 THERE'LL COME THE TIME U-24936/LP 3004  
021 TOMORROW I'LL BE GONE LP 3004
022 RIDIN' HIGH LP 3004  
1991 Nashville, TN – Elayne Otterson
023 HONKY TONK ANGELS EP-101
024 MOTHER’S MEMORIES ep 101
1993 Nashville, TN – Elayne
025 MANSION ON THE HILL U 38605/ EPCDS 83194  
026 MONEY, MARBLES, AND CHALK EPCDS 83194
027 DAUGHTERS OF THE SIXTIES U-38605/EPCDS 83194  
028 THIS PRISON I'M IN EPCDS 83194  
029 HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY EPCDS 83194
030 MAILBOX IN HEAVEN EPCDS 83194  
031 BLUES AT MIDNIGHT EPCDS 83194
032 IF TEARDROPS WERE PENNIES EPCDS 83194  
033 A PLAN FOR BROKEN HEARTS EPCDS 83194  
034 ONCE A DAY EPCDS 83194   
1998 Merit Studio, Nashville, TN – Elayne Otterson (Elayne Otterson [vcl], Leo Jackson [ac gt], Gregg Galbraith [ld gt], Sonny Garrish [steel], David Smith [bass], Milton Sledge [drums], Rob Hajacos [fiddle], Rodger Morris [piano], Margie Cates, Chip Davis, Monty Lane Allen)
035 DON’T COME HOME A DRINKIN‘ BRI-CD-0498  
036 HONKY TONK ANGELS BRI-CD-0498  
037 MAKE AN HONEST WOMAN BRI-CD-0498
038 POISON IN YOUR HEART BRI-CD-0498  
039 LET’S GO ALL THE WAY BRI-CD-0498  
040 I HEARD THE JUKE BOX PLAYING BRI-CD-0498   
041 COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES BRI-CD-0498   
042 TOMORROW I’LL BE GONE BRI-CD-0498  
043 ONCE A DAY BRI-CD-0498   
044 ONE DAY AT A TIME BRI-CD-0498    


ALBUMS
Elayne Prod. LP 8610 The Lonesome Streets Of Town
: The Lonesome Streets Of Town; North Dakota Winter; Flowers In The Spring; I'd Rather Be One; All My Love Is Always Yours; There's Poison In Your Heart; Prisoners Of Heartache; Honky Tonk Heroes; Make An Honest Woman Out Of Me; I Just Called It Quits; Midway; I'd Like To Ride This Train; I Heard The Jukebox Playing – 24-11-86
Lucky Lady [GER] LP 3004 The Feelings Of A Country Girl:     Hillbilly Baby; Homeless Angel; Thanks A Lot For Nothin'; Please Don't Ever Stop Loving Me; It's The Same Old Story; Thank You Lord; I'm Tryin One More Time; There'll Come The Time; Tomorrow I'll Be Gone; Ridin' High; Lonesome Streets Of Town; I'd Like To Ride This Train – 90
Elayne Prod. EPCDS 83194  Deep In The Heart Of  Country: Mansion On The Hill; Money, Marbles, And Chalk; Daughters Of The Sixties; This Prison I'm In; Have I Told You Lately; Mailbox In Heaven; Blues At Midnight; If Teardrops Were Pennies; A Plan For Broken Hearts; Once A Day – 31-08-94   Elayne
Broadland Int. BRI-CD-0498 Memories Forever – Carved In Gold: Don’t Come Home A Drinkin‘; Honky Tonk Angels; Make An Honest Woman; Poison In Your Heart; Let’s Go All The Way; I Heard The Juke Box Playing; Columbus Stockade Blues; Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone; Once A Day; One Day At A Time – 98

SINGLES
Elayne Productions
U-22145 Honky Tonk Heroes / I'd Like To Ride This Train – 88
U-24936 My Hillbilly Baby / Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone – 89
EP-101 Honky Tonk Angels / Mother’s Memories – 91
U-38605 Daughter Of The Sixties / Mansion On The Hill - 93    
    

My Brave Love

 By Thieu Van DeVorst
SESSIONS

2008 January Sound Studio, 3341 Towerwood Dr # 206, Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX – My Brave Love (Michelle Wismer [vcl/el gt/ percussion], Kathy Nichols [vcl/bass gt/ percussion], Lisa Hammack [drums] + Milo Deering [ac gt/ steel/ fiddle/ mandolin], Jerry Matheny [el gt], George Anderson [bass], Dan Robins [drums], Tye Robison [drums/percussion], Johnny Case [piano], Mike Dawson [keyboards/synthesizer] + strings (arr. Mile Deering, George Anderson))
001 HEAVEN IN YOUR ARMS
002 OCEAN BLUE
003 I WANT TO KISS YOU
004 ANOTHER SOUVENIR
005 UNREQUITED LOVE
006 I'LL GET YOU
007 TELL ME WHY
008 AM I WRONG
009 IF YOU LET ME
010 COMIN' DOWN TO LOVE; YOU
Tracks above issued on album Heaven In Your Arms


ALBUMS
My Brave Love no # Heaven in Your Arms
: Heaven in Your Arms; Ocean Blue; I Want to Kiss You; Another Souvenir; Unrequited Love; I'll Get You; Tell Me Why; Am I Wrong; If You Let Me; Comin' Down to Love; You – 08-10-08


Sharon Nixon

 By Thieu Van DeVorst
SESSIONS

2004 Ashford Studios, Feeney, Co. Derry, NIR, UK – Sharon Nixon (Producer: Joe McNamee)
001 GRANDPA (TELL ME BOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS)
002 I’M ALRIGHT
003 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
004 STEAL AWAY AND PRAY
005 TRAVELIN‘ SOLDIER
006 MI VIDA LOCA
007 SATIN SHEETS
008 TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS
009 DADDY’S HANDS
010 BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS
011 TIL THIS RING TURNS GREEN
Tracks above issued on album Tell Me Bout The Good Old Days
2006 Ashford Studios, Feeney, Co. Derry, NIR, UK – Sharon Nixon (Sharon Nixon [vcl], Joe McNamee [ld gt/steel], Johnny Scott [ld gt/ ac gt/ mandolin/ sobro/ lap steel], Clive Culbertson [bass/keyboards], Tony Philips [drums], John Clarke [fiddle], Marty Pollock [piano], Clive Culbertson [hmny vcl]. Producer: Joe McNamee)
012 WEAKNESS FOR COWBOYS
013 MILLIE
014 COALMINER’S DAUGHTER
015 I’LL MEET IN CHURCH
016 COWBOY SWEET HEART
017 I’D RATHER BE THE ONE
018 WEST TEXAS WALTZ
019 I NEVER GO AROUND MIRRORS
020 LOVESICK BLUES
021 AFTER ALL
022 DON’T LET ME CROSS OVER
023 MY KINDA HAT
Tracks above issued on album Boots’n’Wranglers

ALBUMS
Sharon  Nixon [UK] no # Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days
: Grandpa (Tell Me Bout The Good Old Days); I’m Alright; Behind Closed Doors; Steal Away and Pray; Travelin‘ Soldier; Mi Vida Loca; Satin Sheets; Try A Little Kindness; Daddy’s Hands; Before The Next Teardrop Falls; Til This Ring Turns Green – 04
Sharon  Nixon [UK] no # Boots’n’Wranglers: Weakness For Cowboys; Millie; Coalminer’s Daughter; I’ll Meet In Church; Cowboy Sweet Heart; I’d Rather Be The One; West Texas Waltz; I Never Go Around Mirrors; Lovesick Blues; After All; Don’t Let Me Cross Over; My Kinda Hat - 06