Wednesday, May 22, 2024

(Big) Bill Johnson

 William Joseph Johnson, *1927 Augusta, TX, +02-12-2006
3rd version
by Dick Grant, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Thisu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS

1956 Louisville, KY – Bill Johnson and The Kentucky Drifters with Buddy Meredith band and String Band accmp. (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Wayne Johnson [ld gt], Eddie Yokley [steel], Lonnie Pierce [bass], Bobby Meredith [fiddle])
001 45-1350A THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE YOU THE BEST ACME 1112 1275/Collector CLCD-2858
002 45-1350B IT'S ALL UP TO YOU ACME 1112 1275
COLLECTOR CLCD-2858 BOPPIN‘ HILLBILLY VOL. 58/KICKIN‘ THE BILLY (NED)
ca February 1958 Leo Catholic School, Highland Park, Louisville, KY - Bill Johnson and The Dabblers (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Wayne Johnson [ld gt], Eddie Yokley [steel], Lonnie Pierce [bass], Bobby Meredith [fiddle])
003 *ST-6452 UMM BOY, YOU'RE MY BABY Starday Custom 45-699 *Nashville NV 5139/Ace CH-44 CDCHD-311 CD D 494
004 *45699 LONESOME DADDY BLUES Starday Custom 45-699 Nashville NV 5150*/Dixie CD-5555
ACE CH-44 RAREST ROCKABILLY AND HILLBILLY BOOGIE (UK, 1982);  ACE CDCHD-311 ROCKABILLY, RAREST ROCKABILLY AND HILLBILLY BOOGIE-THE BEST OF ACE ROCKABILLY (UK,1991);  DIXIE CD-5555 DIXIE BOPPIN’ HILLBILLIES 1955-1958 (NED, 1995); BACM CD D 494 CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY VOL. 8 – DIXIE (UK, 2015)
Ca late 1950s unknown – Bill Johnson
005 ONE NIGHT’S LOVE BACM CD D 494
1959 unknown – Bill Johnson
005a JUDAS BETRAYED JESUS Everglade 45-798
005b MY DADDY IS A DRUNKYARD 45-798
Note: I am not sure if this is Big Bill Johnson
March 1963 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Bill Johnson (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Kelso Herston [ld gt], Pete Drake [steel], Junior Huskey [bass], ? [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
007 ST-6156 WASTED LIVES Nashville NV 5139
008 ST-6157 BIG BILL JOHNSON 5117
009 ST-6158 PITCHIN' WOO NV 5117/Bb-CD-55189
010 ST-6159/ZTSB-83424 ALIMONY NV 5150/BACM CD D 475
BUFFALO BOB Bb-CD-55189 HEP CAT ROCKABILLY (GER, 2008); BACM CD D 475 KENTUCKY ROUND UP (UK, 2015)
1964 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - "Big" Bill Johnson
011 SoN 4081 HOT ROD CAR Blue Angel BA 2004/Buffalo bop Bb-CD 55044 Collector CLCD 4469 Folkline 274-424-CD True Blue Rockabilly TBR002
012 SoN 4082 BIG BURLEY Blue Angel BA 2004/CLCD-4469
BLUE ANGEL RECORDS was based at Route 2, Smith Grove, Kentucky
BUFFALO BOP Bb-CD-55044 HOT ROD RUMBLE (GER, 1996);  COLLECTOR CLCD-4469 ROCKABILLY HOODLUMS, Vol.4. (NED, 2002);  FOLKLINE 274-424-CD HOT-ROD ROCKABILL (UK); TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY TBR002 TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY, Vol.2
1965 Louisville, KY- "Big" Bill Johnson
013 1218-45-2008-A I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU Blue Angel BA 2008
014 1218-45-2008-B BLAME LONELINESS Blue Angel BA 2008
1965 Lexington, KY - Big Bill Johnson with The Haycraft Sisters
015 SoN-17221WE CAN'T SAY HELLO REM 45-363
016 SoN 17222 SILVER QUEEN REM 45-363
1966 Lexington, KY - Big Bill Johnson (Producer: Bob Mooney)
017 REM-406-A COPS AND ROBBERS REM 406
018 REM-406-B FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE REM 406
1966 unknown – Big Bill Johsn (+ Bill Masden [organ])
019 TK4M-3890 FOR THE CHILDREN’S SAKE 828M-3890
020 TK4M-3891 DEAR ANN 828M-3890
1967 Louisville, KY - "Big" Bill Johnson
021 SN-017-1 JEFFERSON COUNTRY JAIL Snap 017 Blue Angel BA 1011
022 SN-017-2 THE HOUSE WHERE I USED TO LIVE Snap 017 Blue Angel BA 1011
1967 Spar Recording Studio, Baker Building. 110 21st Ave. South, Nashville, TN - "Big" Bill Johnson (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Joseph “Joe“ Edwards [ld gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], D. J. Fontana [drums])
023 BA-1014-A BEER BELLY BLUES Blue Angel BA 1014
024 BA-1014-B I KISSED MY GAL LAST NIGHT Blue Angel BA 1014
1969 Lexington, KY - "Big" Bill Johnson  (Producer: Bob Mooney)
025 9116 SET LT. CALLEY FREE REM 45-467
026 9117 PITCHIN' WOO 450467
1969 Lexington, KY - "Big" Bill Johnson
027 9438 KENTUCKY ANNA (YOU'RE THE BELLE OF LOUISVILLE) REM 45-469
028 9439 BIG BILL JOHNSON 45-469
1970 Louisville, KY– Big Bill Johnson
029 PRP 22011 GOODBYE Marigold MG 004
030 PRP 22012 ALIMONY Marigold MG 004
MARIGOLD RECORDS based at P.O.Box 7192, Louisville, Kentucky
1981 Fuiltz Recording Studio, Fairdale, KY – Big Bill Johnson
031 AVON LADY Billy 100
032 AVON LADY (INSTRUMENTAL)  Billy 100
1981 unknown – Big Bill Johnson
033 WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE SEWER BLEW SN 0510
034 I CAN DO IT SN 0510
there is also album The Leader Of The Band – details unknown

ALBUMS
Sabine River UC0073 The Leader Of The Band: (details unknown) - cassette

SINGLES
ACME (1956)
1112 That's The Way I Like You The Best / It's All Up To You – 56 (reissued on ACME 1275)
Starday Custom (1958)
45-699 Umm Boy You're My Baby / Lonesome Daddy Blues – 05-58
Everglade (1959-Starday Custom)
45-798 Judas Betrayed Jesus / My Daddy Is A Drunkyard – 09-58
Nashville (1963)
NV 5117 Big Bill Johnson / Pitchin’ Woo – 05-63
NV 5139 Umm, Boy, You're My Baby / Wasted Lives – 08-63
NV 5150 Alimony / Lonesome Daddy – 11-63
Blue Angel
BA-2004 Hot Rod Car / Big Burley – 64
BA-2008 I'm In Love With You / Blame Loneliness – 65
REM
363 We Can't Say Hello / Silver Queen - 65
406 Cops And Robbers / For Just A Little While – 66
Music Mountain (1966)
828M-3890 For The Children’s Sake / Dear Ann - 66
Snap (1967)
017 Jefferson Country Jail / The House Where I Used To Live – 67 (reissued on Blue Angel BA-1011)
Blue Angel (1967)
BA-1014 Beer Belly Blues / I Kissed My Gal Last Night - 67
Marigold (1970)
004 Goodbye / Alimony – 70
Billy (1981)
100 Avon Lady / Avon Lady (instrumental) – 81
Snap
SN 0510 Where Were You When The Sewer Blew / I Can Do It - 81

Steve ’n’ Seagulls

 by Praguefrank
SESSIONS

2011 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls
001 ANNA MULLE PIISKAA STEVE 11
002 POKERFACE STEVE 11
003 BOYS STEVE 11
2012 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls
004 KAIKKI NUORET TYYPIT STEVE 12
005 THRILLER STEVE 12
2014 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls
006 GRAND OPENING Spinefarm 4716288
007 BLACK DOG Spinefarm 4716288
008 THUNDERSTRUCK Spinefarm 4716288
009 THE TROOPER Spinefarm 4716288  
010 ICH WILL Spinefarm 4716288  
011 NOTHING ELSE MATTERS Spinefarm 4716288 .
012 OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY Spinefarm 4716288 .
013 SEEK AND DESTROY Spinefarm 4716288  
014 HOLY DIVER Spinefarm 4716288  
015 RUN TO THE HILLS Spinefarm 4716288
016 YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG Spinefarm 4716288  
017 CEMETERY GATES Spinefarm 4716288
2016 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls
018 ACES HIGH SPINE 795602  
019 SAD BUT TRUE SPINE 795602  
020 WISHMASTER SPINE 795602  
021 IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP (IF YOU WANNA ROCK'N'ROLL) SPINE 795602
022 YOU COULD BE MINE SPINE 795602
023 NOVEMBER RAIN SPINE 795602
024 IN BLOOM SPINE 795602
025 SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION SPINE 795602
026 FILL UP THE TANK SPINE 795602  
027 BURN SPINE 795602  
028 THE PRETENDER SPINE 795602 .
029 SELF ESTEEM SPINE 795602  
030 OUT IN THE FIELDS SPINE 795602
031 BORN TO BE WILD SPINE 795602
032 WISHMASTER (MISHEARD LYRICS) SPINE 795602 [lp only]
2017 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls
033 ANTISOCIAL digital single [rel. Aug. 9] 

034 ANTISOCIAL [English version:] digital single [rel. Oct. 20]
2018 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls (Remmel [vcl/ac gt/ balalaika/ mandolin], Herman [vcl/banjo/ac gt], Pukki [vcl/bass],   Puikkonen [vcl/drums/percussion], Hiltunen [accordion/ kantele/ mandolin/ keyboards/ flute]. Producer: Jarkko Viinam√§ki)
35 ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY SPINE 755882  
036 DIGGING THE GRAVE SPINE 755882   
037 PANAMA SPINE 755882   
038 I'M BROKEN SPINE 755882   
039 ALIVE SPINE 755882   
040 I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU SPINE 755882  
041 GHOST TOWN SPINE 755882   
042 SABOTAGE SPINE 755882   
043 DOWN TO THE RIVER SPINE 755882   
044 GIMME ALL YOUR LOVIN’ SPINE 755882  \
045 FASTER THAN LIGHT SPINE 755882  
046 VOODOO CHILD SPINE 755882
Early 2020 unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls  (Remmel [vcl/ac gt/ balalaika/ mandolin], Herman [vcl/banjo/ac gt], Jamppa [vcl/bass/fiddle],   Skubu [vcl/drums/percussion], Hiltunen [accordion/ kantele/ mandolin/ keyboards/ flute]
047 MASTER OF PUPPETS PMF 172  
048 JOE'S LITTLE BABY PMF 172  
049 UPRISING PMF 172  
050 SWEET MARIA PMF 172   
051 MONEYTALKS PMF 172   
052 MY SHARONA PMF 172   
053 LION TAMER PMF 172   
054 PERFECT STRANGERS PMF 172   
055 RECKLESS WRECKING BALL PMF 172   
056 CARRY ON WAYWARD SON PMF 172   
057 PIECE OF YOUR HEART PMF 172  
2022  unknown, FIN - Steve’n’Seagulls
058 STILL LOVING YOU digital single [rel. March 25]
2024 E-Studio, Stortr√§skintie 25, 04130 Sipoo, FIN- Steve’n’Seagulls
059 THE SIGNALS FROM THE PAST digital single [rel. Feb. 23, 2024]
+ 8 more tracks for unknown album








ALBUMS
Spinefarm [FIN] 4716288 Farm Machine
:  Grand Opening; Black Dog; Thunderstruck; The Trooper;  Ich Will;  Nothing Else Matters; . Over The Hills And Far Away; . Seek And Destroy;  Holy Diver;  Run To The Hills; You Shook Me All Night Long;  Cemetery Gates – 08-05-15
Spinefarm [FIN] SPINE 795606[2 lps]/ SPINE 795605 Brothers In Farms:  Aces High;  Sad But True;  Wishmaster;  It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock'N'Roll);  You Could Be Mine; November Rain; In Bloom; Symphony Of Destruction; Fill Up The Tank;  Burn;  The Pretender; . Self Esteem;  Out In The Fields;  Born to Be Wild – 09-09-16 (LP version contains bonus track Wishmaster)
Spinefarm [FIN] SPINE 764598/SPINE 755882 Grainsville: Are You Gonna Go My Way; Digging The Grave;  Panama;  I'm Broken;  Alive;  I Was Made For Loving You; Ghost Town;  Sabotage;  Down To The River;  Gimme All Your Lovin’; Faster Than Light; Voodoo Child – 31-08-18
Playground Music [FIN] PMF 172 Another Miracle:  Master of Puppets; Joe's Little Baby; Uprising; Sweet Maria;  Moneytalks;  My Sharona;  Lion Tamer;  Perfect Strangers;  Reckless Wrecking Ball;  Carry on Wayward Son;  Piece of Your Heart – 20-11-20


EPs
Steve’n’Seagulls [FIN] STEVE 11 Anna Mulle Piiskaa: Anna Mulle Piiskaa; Pokerface; Boys – 11

SINGLES
Steve’n’Seagulls [FIN] [CD]
STEVE 12 Kaikki Nuoret Tyypit; Thriller - 12


Austin Gilliam

 *Kyle, TX
by Praguefrank
SESSIONS 
also member of Scott Wiggins Band, The Cutters, Buster Jiggs
2012 poss. Austin, TX – Austin Gilliam  (Austin Gilliam [vcl/gt], Bob Driver [bass gt], Miles Ston [drums] + more unknown musicians. Producer: Austin Gilliam)
001 MAYBE I'M OK
002 STRAWBERRY LEMONADE
003 CONVENIENT
004 NEXT STOP
005 SUNSHINE
tracks above issued on EP Sunshine
October 2012 [Austin Gibson Bootleg Session] Austin, TX – Austin Gilliam, *with Midnight River Choir
00501 NEXT STOP
00502 MAYBE I’M OK
00503 STRAWBERRY LEMONADE*
2023 Austin, TX – Austin Gilliam (Producer: David Beck)
006 A LITTLE DIRT
007 I’M SORRY
008 RUNNIN’
009 I’M FINE
010 NEVER GONNA DIE
tracks above issued on EP I’m Sorry I’m Fine

EPs
Austin Gilliam ? Sunshine:  Maybe I'm Ok;  Strawberry Lemonade;  Convenient;  Next Stop;  Sunshine – 30-10-12
Austin Gilliam ? I’m Sorry, I’m Fine:  A Little Dirt;  I’m Sorry;  Runnin’;  I’m Fine;  Never Gonna Die – 26-05-23


Tune Hash

 by Praguefrank
SESSIONS

April 2021  The Tractor Shed, Goodlettsville, TN – Tune Hash (Mark Kilianski [vcl/gt], Frank Evans [vcl/banjo], Hasee Ciaccio [vcl/bass], George Jackson [fiddle/ banjo], Amy Alvey [vcl/fiddle])
001 RABBIT IN THE PEA PATCH Vol 1  
002 NO CORN ON TYGART Vol 1  
003 LONESOME POLLY ANN Vol 1  
004 LITTLE BLACK TRAIN Vol 1
005 SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN Vol 1  
006 EIGHTH OF JANUARY Vol 1  
007 FONTAINE'S FERRY Vol 1  
008 SALT RIVER REEL Vol 1
009 LITTLE BOY WORKING ON THE ROAD Vol 1  
010 HANNAHMARIAH Vol 1  
011 CUMBERLAND GAP Vol 1
012 WACO Vol 2  
013 HANDSOME JOHNNY Vol 2
014 THE CANNON BALL Vol 2  
015 DICKSON COUNTY BLUES Vol 2  
016 TEXAS JOHN Vol 2
017 DUCKS ON THE MILLPOND Vol 2  
018 GEORGIE Vol 2  
019 FORKED DEER Vol 2
020 RED PRAIRIE DAWN Vol 2  
021 SCOLDING WIFE Vol 2  
022 POLECAT BLUES Vol 2



ALBUMS
Tune Hash ? Tune Hash Vol. 1: Smothered: 
Rabbit in the Pea Patch;  No Corn on Tygart;  Lonesome Polly Ann;  Little Black Train;  Sourwood Mountain;  Eighth of January;  Fontaine's Ferry;  Salt River Reel;  Little Boy Working on the Road;  Hannahmariah;  Cumberland Gap – 18-03-22 (also issued on album vol. ½)
Tune Hash ? Tune Hash Vol. 2: Covered:  Waco;  Handsome Johnny;  The Cannon Ball;  Dickson County Blues;  Texas John; Ducks on the Millpond;  Georgie;  Forked Deer;  Red Prairie Dawn;  Scolding Wife;  Polecat Blues – 22-04-22 (also issued on album vol. ½)