Friday, July 22, 2022

Jimmy and Johnny

 By Richard Weize, Praguefrank, Wolf-Ruediger Sommer
SESSIONS see also Jimmy Lee Fautheree, Country Johnny Mathis

6 March 1952 [no. 2561] Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl], Chet Atkins [gt], Robert Foster [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
001 9849 DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER F3012/BCD 15771
late May 1954 Jay Miller Studo, M and S Electric Co., 218 N. Parkerson, Crowley, LA = Jimmy Lee and Johnny Mathis with Abe Manuel and the Louisiana Hillbillies (Jimmy Lee [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt], Dorothy “Dottie” Vincent [rh gt], Bradley Stutes [steel], prob. Merton Thibodeaux [steel], Abe Manuel [fiddle], poss Herold “Popeye” or Benjamin “Benny” Fruge [iano].Producer: J.D. “Jay” Miller)
002 IF YOU DON’T SOMEBOBY ELSE WILL Feature 45-1092 Blue Ribbon 3S-52/Bear Family BCD-15771
003 I’M BEGINNING TO REMEMBER Feature 45-1092
14 June 1954 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt], James “Sonny” Trammell [steel], Tillman Franks [bass], A.J. “Ace” Lewis [drums],poss. Douglas “Dobber” Johnson [fiddle], ? [fiddle], Harland “Sonny” Harville [piano])
004 U-7671 I’M BEGINNING TO REMEMBER Chess 4859/Bear Family BCD-15771
005 U-7672 IF YOU DON’T SOMEBODY ELSE WILL Chess 4859/Chess PLP-6025/6, Bear Family BCD-15771Time-Life CTR-15
006 U-9885-2 FLYING (TO YOUR HEART) unissued/Bear Family BCD-15771
007 U-9886-2 ALL DAY LONG unissued/Bear Family BCD-15771
1954 [demo session] Dee Marais Studio, Shreveport, LA - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt], James “Sonny” Trammell or Jimmy Day [steel], Thomas “Curly” Harris [bass], poss. Douglas “Dobber” Johnson [fiddle], ? [fiddle], Floyd Cramer [piano])
00701 NOBODY KNOWS WHERE YOU GO White Label WLP-8896 Collector CLCD-4446
January 1955 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt], James “Sonny” Trammell [steel], Curly Harris [bass], D.J. Fontana [drums], poss. Douglas “Dobber” Johnson [fiddle], Floyd Cramer [piano])
008 U-7713 CAN’T YOU - WON’T YOU Chess 4862/Bear Family BCD-15771
009 U-7714 THE FUN IS OVER 4862/BCD-15771
010 U-9883-2 DEAR MR.DISC JOCKEY unissued/BCD-15771
011 U-9884-4 WAIT A MINUTE BABY unissued/BCD-15771
On some copies of CHESS 4862 matrix no. U-7713 is shown as “CAN’T YOU - WANT YOU”.
Spring 1955 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA - Jimmy Lee and Wayne Walker (Jimmy Lee [vcl/ld gt], Wayne Paul Walker [vcl/rh gt], James “Sonny” Harville [steel],Tillman Franks [bass], D.J. Fontana [drums], poss. Douglas “Dobber” Johnson [fiddle], Floyd Cramer [piano])
012 U-7768-1 LIPS THAT KISS SO SWEETLY Chess 4863 (DJ)/Bear Family BCD-15771 [t.-2] Chess 4863/Bear Family BCD-15771 Bark Log 4 Bark Log CD 4-5
013 U-7769-1 LOVE ME Chess 4863 (DJ)/Bear Family BCD-15771 [t.-2] Chess 4863/Bop-A-Rama BOP-004, Chess PLP-6025/6 Chess CH-9173 Detour DLP-204 Folkline CD -274-164 PRT CXMP-2054 Mustang MUST-5 Vogue LP-522016 Vogue CD-670076 Proper PROPERBOX 103 Bear Family BCD-15771 BCD-16123
June 1955 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas, Shreveport, LA - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree, Johnny Mathis
014 SWEET SINGING DADDY unissued-lost
015 YOU'RE NOT PLAY LOVE unissued-lost
29 October 1955 Bradley Studios, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/gt], Lynn Fautheree [vcl/gt], Hank Garland [gt], Sonny Burnette [steel], Tom Pritchard [bass], Tommy Jackson or Dale Potter [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
016 88858/NA 9210 SWEET SINGING DADDY Decca 9-29772// BCD-15771
017 88859/NA 9211 TRUST ME 9-29772/ BCD-15771
23 February 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/gt], Lynn Fautheree [vcl/gt], Hank Garland [gt], Sonny Burnette [steel], Tom Pritchard [bass], Tommy Jackson or Dale Potter [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
018 89430/NA 9300-3 'TIL THE END OF THE WORLD 9-29954/ BCD-15771
019 89431/NA 9301-20 IMAGINATION 9-30061/ BCD-15771
020 89432/NA 9302-23 ANOTHER MAN'S NAME 9-29954/ BCD-15771
25 July 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/gt], Lynn Fautheree [vcl/gt], Buddy Killen [bass], ? [drums]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
021 100348/NA 9460 SWEET LOVE ON MY MIND Decca 9-30061/MCA MCFM-2697
30 November 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/gt], Hank Garland [gt], Joe Vincent [steel], Buddy Killen [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
022 101140/NA 9600 HERE COMES MY BABY 9-30278/ BCD-15771
023 101141/NA 9601 DON'T GIVE ME THAT LOOK 9-30278/ BCD-15771
024 EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY unissued
10 July 1957 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/gt], Lynn Fautheree [vcl/gt], Hank Garland [gt], Grady Martin [gt], Buddy Killen [bass], Buddy Harman or Farris Coursey[drums],Tommy Jackson or Dale Potter [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
025 102914/NA 9871 I'LL DO IT EVERYTIME 9-30410/ BCD-15771
026 102915/NA 9872 WHAT'CHA DOIN' TO ME 9-30410/ BCD-15771
8 February 1958 Gold Star Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX - Jimmie and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/ac gt], Johnny Mathis [vc;], Harold “Hal” Harris [ld gt],? [steel], Tillman Franks [bass], William “Bill” Kimbrough [drums], poss Charles “Doc” Lewis [piano], Producer: Harold W. “Pappy” Daily)
027 1008 I CAN’T FIND THE DOORKNOB D 45-1004 Sparton 4-613/Ace 10CH-16 CH-25 CHA-218 CH-45, CDCHD-311 CHCHD-815 Bear Family BCD-15771 Bear Family BCD-15832 BCD-16408 Bop BOPCD-006 Chief CCD-1156512 Folkline CD-274-164
028 1009 KEEP TELLING ME D 45-1004 Sparton 4-613/Wyncote WS-9016 Bear Family BCD-15771 BCD-15832
ca. December 1958 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas, Shreveport, LA - Jimmy and Johnny aka Jimmy Lee (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt], James Burton [gt], Don Davis [bass], D.J. Fontana [drums], ? [piano])
029 S 202 LOOK WHAT LOVE WILL DO D 1010/ BCD-15771 Rock and Country RC-1019 Westside WESA-809
030 S 203 I AIN'T WORRIED ABOUT TOMORROW D 1010/ BCD-15771 Rock and Country RC-1019 Westside WESA-809
1959 [demo session] Dee Marais Studio, Shreveport, LA - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Producer: H.G. “Dee” Marais)
03001 MY LITTLE BABY Ace CH-191 Ace CDCH-191
ca July 1959 Gold Star Studio, 5626 Brock St., Houston, TX - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt] + Hezzie Bryant [bass], Lawson "Al" Hagy [drums], Doc Lewis [piano]. Harold W. “Pappy” Daily)
031 1208 MY LITTLE BABY D 1089/Ace 10CH-18 CH-191 CDCH-191 Hop HB-HV-CD-003 Bear Family BCD-15771 BCD-15833
032 1209 ALL I NEED IS TIME D 1089/Bear Family BCD-15771 BCD-15833
ACE 10CH-18 - “KINGS OF ROCKABILLY” Vol.1., Ace CH-191/CDCH-191 - “ROCKABILLY SHAKEOUT”, HOPHB-HV-003 - “HILLBILLY HOP” Vol.3.
Late 1960 Murray Nash Studio, 115 ½ 3rd Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Jimmy and Johnny (Jimmy Lee Fautheree [vcl/ld gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl/rh gt] + poss. Wayne Moss [gt], Hargus Robbins [piano] + more unknown musicians. Producer: Troy Martin)
033 1040/▲38007X LET ME BE THE ONE Republic 2014/Bear Family BCD-15771
034 1041/▲38007 KNOCK ON WOOD 2014/BCD-15771 Hop HB-HV-003
035 I’M GONNA CRY (WHEN YOU CALL MY NAME) Republic unissued-lost
036 SAME OLD MISTAKES Republic unissued-lost

ALBUMS
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15771 If You Don't, Somebody Else Will:
Don't Forget To Remember; Wait A Minute Baby; If You Don't, Somebody Else Will; I'm Beginning To Remember; Flying; All Day Long; Can't You, Won't You; The Fun Is Over; Dear Mr. Disc Jockey; Love Me; Lips That Kiss So Sweetly; Sweet Singing Daddy; Trust Me; 'til The End Of The World; Imagination; Another Man's Name; Sweet Love On My Mind; Here Comes My Baby; Don't Give Me That Look; I'll Do It Everytime; What'cha Doin' To Me; I Can't Find The Door Knob; Keep Telling Me; Look What Love Will Do; I Ain't Worried About Tomorrow; My Little Baby; All I Need Is Time; Let Me Be The One; Knock On Wood; If You Don't, Somebody Else Will; I'm Beginning To Remember; Lips That Kiss So Sweetly; Love Me - 97

SINGLES
Capitol (1952)
F3012 Don't Forget To Remember / (Jimmy Lee Fautheree:) Open For Trade - 12-54
Feature (1954, leased to Chess)
1092 If You Don't Somebody Else Will / I'm Beginning To Remember - 54 (reissued on Chess 4859 in 08-54)
Chess (1955)
4862 Can't You Won't You / The Fun Is Over - 55
4863 Lips That Kiss So Sweetly / Love Me - 04-55 (note: DJ version icludes alternative takes)
Decca (1955-57)
9-29772 Sweet Singing Daddy / Trust Me - 16-01-56
9-29954 'Til The End Of The World / Another Man's Name - 02-07-56
9-30061 Imagination / Sweet Love On My Mind - 01-10-56
9-30278 Here Comes My Baby / Don't Give Me That Look - 08-04-57
9-30410 What 'Cha Doin' To Me / I'll Do It Everytime - 12-08-57
Vin (1958)
1010 Look What Love Will Do / I Ain't Worried About Tomorrow - 58
D (1958-59)
45-1004 I Can't Find The Door Knob / Keep Telling Me - 20-05-58
1089 My Little Baby / All I Need Is Time - 09-59
Republic (1961)
2014 Let Me Be The One / Knock On Wood - 04-61


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