SESSIONOGRAPHY



Logo Columbia Delmore Brothers

1931

Wednesday, October 28; Columbia Phonograph Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia 1

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon)
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

W-151976GOT THE KANSAS CITY BLUES (1) (Alton Delmore)Co-15724-D 2OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-A
W-151977ALABAMA LULLABY (1) (Alton Delmore)Co-15724-D 2OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-A

1. According to Alton, two other songs was recorded this day: “The Girls Don’t Worry My Mind” and “Smoky Mountain Bill and His Song”.     2. Released December 31, 1931. No “A” or “B” side on this 78 rpm.

Logo Bluebird Delmore Brothers

1933

Wednesday, December 6; RCA Victor Company, Chicago, Illinois

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

BS 77218-2I AIN’T GOT NOWHERE TO TRAVEL (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-5467 AOHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77219-1RAMBLIN’ MINDED BLUES (Delmore)Bb-B-5467 BCD JSP-7765-A
BS 77220-1SMOKY MOUNTAIN BILL AND HIS SONG (Carson Robison, adapt. Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5589 BOHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77221-2GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5299 BSu-S-3380 B, El-2170 B, MW-M-4420 A, Cty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A, CD OH-4160
BS 77222-1LONESOME YODEL BLUES (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5299 ASu-S-3380 A, El-2170 A, MW-M-4420 B, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77223-1I AIN’T GONNA STAY HERE LONG (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5653 BCD JSP-7765-A
BS 77224-1BROWN’S FERRY BLUES (1) (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5403 A 1 MW-M-4750 A 1, LPM-6015, Cty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77225-1I’M MISSISSIPPI BOUND (Alton Delmore)Bb B-5653 AOHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77226-1I’M GOIN’ BACK TO ALABAMA (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5358 BSu-S-3439 B, MW-M-4459 B, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 77227-1I’M LEAVING YOU (1) (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5358 ASu-S-3439 A, MW-M-4459 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 77228-1I’VE GOT THE BIG RIVER BLUES (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5531 ACty-402, CD RCA-8417-2-R, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77229-1 2THE GIRLS DON’T WORRY MY MIND (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5589 AOHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-A

1. “B” side by the Allen Brothers.     2. Masters BS 77230 to BS 77251 by the Vagabonds, the Prairie Ramblers, Salty Holmes and Ruby Blevins (Patsy Montana).

Thursday, December 7; RCA Victor Company, Chicago, Illinois

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

BS 77252-1BURY ME OUT ON THE PRAIRIE 1 (Traditional)Bb-B-5338 BSu-S-3419 B, MW-M-4060 A 2, MW-M-4458 B, MS-45008, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77253-1THE FROZEN GIRL 3 (1) (Traditional, arr. Alton and Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-5338 ASu-S-3419 A, MW-M-4458 A, OHCS-153, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77254-2LONESOME JAILHOUSE BLUES (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5741 AOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77255-1BLUE RAILROAD TRAIN (Alton Delmore)Bb B-5531-BCAL-898, Cty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A
BS 77256-1BY THE BANKS OF THE RIO GRANDE (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5741 BCD JSP-7765-A

1. Aka "I've Got No Use for the Women".     2. “B” side by Bud Billings.     3. Aka "Young Charlotte".

1935

Thursday, January 22; New Orleans, Louisiana

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singing and yodeling with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, or vocal harmony R; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or lead vocal R; tenor guitar)

BVE 87660-2DON’T LET ME BE IN THE WAY (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6120 ACD JSP-7765-A
BVE 87661-2WHEN IT’S SUMMERTIME IN A SOUTHERN CLIME (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5957 AOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-A
BVE 87662-1HEY! HEY! I’M MEMPHIS BOUND (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5857 AMW-M-4553 A, NW-223, CD JSP-7765-A
BVE 87663-2I GUESS I’VE GOT TO BE GOIN’ (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6002 ACD JSP-7765-A
BVE 87664-1BLOW YO’ WHISTLE, FREIGHT TRAIN (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5925 ACAL-898, OHCS-154, CD RCA-8417-2-R, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A
BVE 87665-1DOWN SOUTH (Unidentified)Bb-B-6034 AMW-M-4751 B, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-A
BVE 87666-1BROWN’S FERRY BLUES-Part 2 (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5893 A OHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-A
BVE 87667-1I GOT THE KANSAS CITY BLUES (2) (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6002 BCD JSP-7784-A
BVE 87668-2I KNOW I’LL BE HAPPY IN HEAVEN (Delmore)Bb-B-6120 BCD JSP-7765-A
BVE 87669-1KEEP THE CAMP FIRES BURNING (Delmore)Bb-B-6019 AMW-M-4752 A, CD JSP-7784-A
BVE 87670-1ALABAMA LULLABY (2) (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6034 BMW-M-4751 A, CD JSP-7784-A
BVE 87671-1THE FUGITIVE’S LAMENT (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6019 BMW-M-4752 B, Cty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-A
BVE 87672-1I BELIEVE IT FOR MY MOTHER TOLD ME SO (Paul Dresser)Bb-B-5857 BMW-M-4552 A, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7765-A
BVE 87673-1I’M GOING AWAY R (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5893 BMW-M-4542 B, OHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-A
BVE 87674-1I LONG TO SEE MY MOTHER (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-5957 BMW-M-4552 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-A, CD OH-4160
BVE 87675-1LORENA, THE SLAVE (Traditional)Bb-B-5925 BMW-M-4552 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-A

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ARTHUR SMITH “Fiddlin’ with guitars”
Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (fiddle), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar)

BVE 87676-2LOST TRAIN BLUES (Traditional, arr. Arthur Smith)Bb-B-5858 A 1 Cty-546
BVE 87677-1FIDDLER’S DREAM (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-5843 A 1 Cty-547
BVE 87678-1SPRING STREET WALTZ (Unidentified)Bb-B-5858 B 1
BVE 87679-1SMITH WALTZ (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-5896 A 1 CD JSP-7784-B
BVE 87680-1BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM (Traditional)Bb-B-5896 B 1 Cty-547
BVE 87681-1MOCKING BIRD (Unidentified)Bb-B-5843 B 1 El-2434 A 2, CD JSP-7784-B
BVE 87682-2DOIN’ THE GOOFUS (Gus Kahn)Bb-B-5928 A 1 MW-M-4906 A, CD JSP-7784-B
BVE 87683-1RED APPLE RAG (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-5928 B 1 El-2434 B 3, MW-M-4906 B, Cty-547, CD CO-3526

1. Label only credits Arthur Smith.     2. Issued as “El Sinsonte” by Arturo Muniz.     3. Issued as “Manzana Roja” by Arturo Muniz.

In the evening

UNCLE DAVE MACON (The Dixie Drewdrop) “Singing with banjo and guitars”
Uncle Dave MACON (lead vocal, 5-string banjo), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus, or response 1 and vocal chorus A; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus, tenor guitar)

BVE 87684-1OVER THE MOUNTAIN (William Scanlon)Bb-B-5926 A 2 Ve-101, OHCS-183, CD CCS-115
BVE 87685-?WHEN THE HARVEST DAYS ARE OVER (Unidentified)Bb-B-5842 A 2 MW-M-4819 A 2, OHCS-183
BVE 87686-1ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS A (Thomas Westendorf -James Husey)Bb-B-5842 B 2 MW-M-4819 B 2, HLP-8006, OHCS-183, CD CCS-115
BVE 87687-?JUST ONE WAY TO THE PEARLY GATES (Howe-James D. Vaughan)Bb-B-5926 B 2 Cty-521, CD CCS-115

1. "Response" used relatively to the term "call-and-response" employed in gospel tradition.     2. Label only credits Uncle Dave Macon.

1936

Monday, February 17; Charlotte, North Carolina

Probably in the morning

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singing and yodeling with guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, or response 1 and lead vocal A; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or lead vocal R, or call 1 and vocal harmony A, or vocal harmony and yodel A+; tenor guitar), Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (fiddle f )

BS 99171-1THE NASHVILLE BLUES (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6312 BMW-M-4753 B, Cty-402, CD RCA-8417-2-R, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99172-2THE LOVER’S WARNING (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6522 BCD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99173-1I’M WORRIED NOW (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6349 BMW-M-4754 B, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99174-2TAKE AWAY THIS LONESOME DAY A (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6998 AOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99175-1PROMISE ME YOU’LL ALWAYS BE FAITHFULL R (Delmore)Bb-B-8637 BOHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99176-1DON’T YOU SEE THAT TRAIN (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6522 ACty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99177-2IT’S TAKIN’ ME DOWN (Delmore)Bb-B-6312 AMW-M-4753 A, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99178-1-2THAT YODELIN’ GAL, MISS JULIE A+ (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8687 AOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99179-1-2I’M GONNA CHANGE MY WAY (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6349 AMW-M-4754 A, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-B, CD OH-4160
BS 99180-1GAMBLER’S YODEL (1) (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Unissued
BS 99181-1HAPPY HICKEY, THE HOBO A+ (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6386 BOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99182-1LONESOME YODEL BLUES-Part 2 (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6386 AOHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99183-1PUT ME ON THE TRAIL TO CAROLINA f (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6401 AOHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99184-1CARRY ME BACK TO ALABAMA f (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6401 BCD JSP-7765-A
BS 99185-1-2MY SMOKEY MOUNTAIN GAL f (Delmore)Bb-B-7778 BMW-M-7849 B, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 99186-1TAKE ME BACK TO THE RANGE f (Delmore)Bb-B-8687 BOHCS-161, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-B

1. "Call" and "response" used relatively to the term "call-and-response" employed in gospel tradition.

2:30 - 3:30 and 6:00 - 6:25 p.m.

ARTHUR SMITH TRIO “Violin and guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars”
Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (vocal S, or lead vocal S+; fiddle), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar)

BS 99187-1CHEATHAM COUNTY BREAKDOWN (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6369 ACty-546, CD CO-3526
BS 99188-1DICKSON COUNTY BLUES (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6369 BCD CO-3526
BS 99189-1-2THERE’S MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE S+ D
(Traditional, adapt. Alton Delmore-Arthur Smith)
Bb-B-6322 BMW-M-4822 B, LPV-507, Cty-547, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 99190-1SUGAR TREE STOMP (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6927 BCty-547
BS 99191-1-2CHITTLIN’ COOKIN’ TIME IN CHEATHAM COUNTY S 1
(Traditional, rewrit. Kirk McGhee-Arthur Smith)
Bb-B-6322 AVi-27495 B, MW-M-4822 A, LPV-507, Cty-547
BS 99192-1 2FIDDLER’S BLUES (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6442 B 3 Cty-546, CD CO-3526
BS 99203-1LITTLE DARLING THEY HAVE TAKEN YOU FROM ME S (Unidentified)Bb-B-6514 BMW-M-4859 A, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 99204-1BONAPARTE’S RETREAT (Traditional)Bb-B-6387 B 3 4Cty-546, CD CO-3526, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 99205-1TAKE ME BACK TO TENNESSEE S+ D 5 (Traditional, rewrit. Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6514 A MW-M-4859 B, Cty-546, CD CO-3526

1. "St. James Infirmary Blues" tune based on 18th century traditional English folk song "The Unfortunate Rake".     2. Masters between 99192 and 99203 by Monroe Brothers.     3. “A” side by the Dixie Ramblers.     4. Issued under the name of Smoky Mountain Fiddler Trio.     5. "Careless Love" tune.

1937

Tuesday, February 17; Charlotte Hotel, 237 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

9:00 - 11:00

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singing and yodeling with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (fiddle f )

BS 07087-1NO DRUNKARD CAN ENTER THERE (James D. Vaughan)Bb-B-6915 AMW-M-7150 A, Cty-508, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-B, CD OH-4160
BS 07088-1SOUTHERN MOON (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6841 AMW-M-7151 B, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 07089-1FALSE HEARTED GIRL (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-6949 AMW-M-7153 A, OHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 07090-1THE BUDDED ROSE f (Traditional)Bb-B-7262 BMW-M-7154 B, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-B
BS 07091-1BLIND CHILD (Traditional, arr. Alton and Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-6915 BMW-M-7153 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-B, CD OH-4160
BS 07092-1ARE YOU MARCHING WITH THE SAVIOR? (Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-7029 AMW-M-7154 A, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-B, CD OH-4160
BS 07093-1I DON’T KNOW WHY I LOVE HER (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6841 BMW-M-7151 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 07094-1DON’T FORGET ME, DARLING (C.W. Vance-R.S. Crandall, arr. Alton Delmore)Bb-B-7029 BMW-M-7152 A, CD JSP-7765-A

ARTHUR SMITH TRIO “Violin and guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars” or “Violin and guitars with singing”
Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (lead vocal S, fiddle), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar)

BS 07095-1STRAW BREAKDOWN (Traditional)Bb-B-6844 ACty-546, CD CO-3526
BS 07096-1CHEATHAM COUNTY BREAKDOWN N° 2 (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7351 ACD JSP-7784-B
BS 07097-1LITTLE DARLING S D 1 (Traditional tune, unidentified rewrit.)Bb-B-6994 BMW-M-7157 B 2, CD CO-3526, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 07098-1THE GIRL I LOVE DON’T PAY NO MIND S D (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6913 AMW-M-7156 A 2, Cty-547
BS 07099-1THERE’S MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE-Part 2 S D
(Traditional tune, rewrit. Alton Delmore-Arthur Smith)
Bb-B-6869 AMW-M-7155 A 2, Cty-547

1. Mentioned on Montgomery Ward 78 rpm as “Kilby Jail”. Variant of the traditional "The Prisoner's Song".     2. Label only credits Delmore Brothers.     3. Masters BS 07100 to BS 07115 by the Southern Melody Boys and Walter Couch & Wilks Ramblers.

Probably in the afternoon

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

BS 07116-1MEMORIES OF MY CAROLINA GIRL (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-6949 BMW-M-7152 B, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 07117-1NO ONE (Delmore)Bb-B-6998 BMW-M-7150 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-B, CD OH-4160

ARTHUR SMITH TRIO “Violin and guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars” or “Violin and guitars with singing”
Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (vocal S, or lead vocal S+; fiddle), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar)

BS 07118-1DICKSON COUNTY BLUES N° 2 (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7351 BCty-546, CD CO-3526
BS 07119-1IT’S HARD TO PLEASE YOUR MIND S+ D (Alvin Pleasant Carter)Bb-B-6994 A 1MW-M-7157 A 2, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 07120-1LOVE LETTERS S 3 (J. Fred Coots-Nick Kenny-Charles Kenny)Bb-B-6913 BMW-M-7155 B 2, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 07121-1(SINGING THOSE) HOUSE OF DAVID BLUES S (Elmer Schoebel-Billy Meyers-Irving Mills)Bb-B-6927 AMW-M-7156 B 2, Cty-547
BS 07122-1-2WALKING IN MY SLEEP S+ D (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7043 BCD JSP-7784-B
BS 07123-1NEVER ALONE S+ D (Unidentified)Bb-B-6869 BCD JSP-7784-B
BS 07124-1PIG AT HOME IN THE PEN S (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7043 ACty 547
BS 07125-1FLORIDA BLUES (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-6844 BCty 546
BS 07126-1SMITH’S BREAKDOWN (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7511 B

1. Label mentions Arthur Smith Trio, violin and guitars (no mention of singing).     2. Label only credits Delmore Brothers.     3. Aka "Love Letters in the Sand".

Tuesday, August 3; Charlotte Hotel, 237 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

4:20 - 6:30 p.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (fiddle f )

BS 011885-1LEAD ME (Unidentified)Bb-B-7337 BMW-M-7318 A, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 011886-1I NEED THE PRAYERS OF THOSE I LOVE (1) (James D. Vaughan)Bb-B-7672 BMW-M-7318 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 011887-1I’VE GOT THE RAILROAD BLUES (Delmore)Bb-B-7300 BMW-M-7319 A, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 011888-1WEARY LONESOME BLUES (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-7300 AMW-M-7319 B, OHCS-153, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 011889-1HEAVENLY LIGHT IS SHINING ON ME (Traditional, arr. Alton and Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-7337 AMW-M-7317 A, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 011890-1WONDERFUL THERE (James Rowe-Homer F. Morris)Bb-B-7672 AMW-M-7317 B, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-C, CD JSP-7765-A, CD OH-4160
BS 011891-1THE FARMER’S GIRL (Delmore)Bb-B-7383 AMW-M-7320 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 011892-1SINGING MY TROUBLES AWAY (Delmore)Bb-B-7129 BMW-M-7320 B, OHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 011893-1THEY SAY IT IS SINFUL TO FLIRT 1 (Traditional, arr. Alton and Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-7192 BMW-M-7321 A, LPV-548, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 011894-1TILL THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN 2
(Arthur W. French-George W. Persley, arr. Alton and Rabon Delmore)
Bb-B-7262 AMW-M-7321 B, Cty-402, OHCS-153, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 011895-1WHEN WE HELD OUR HYMN BOOKS TOGETHER (Delmore)Bb-B-7192 AMW-M-7322 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 011896-1HI-DE-HO-BABY MINE f (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-7129 A 3OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 011897-1LOOK UP, LOOK DOWN THE LONESOME ROAD f  4
(Gene Austin-Nathaniel Shilkret)
Bb-B-7383 B 3MW-M-7322 A, CD JSP-7765-A

1. Aka "Willie Down by the Pond.     2. Aka “When the Roses Come Again”.     3. Label only credits Delmore Brothers.     4. Aka "Lonesome Road".

ARTHUR SMITH TRIO“Violin and guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars” or “Singing with banjo and guitars”
Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (vocal S, or lead vocal S+; fiddle, banjo b), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar)

BS 011898-1BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES S+ D (Alton Delmore-Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7221 BMW-M-7343 A, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011899-1-2BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES S+ D (Unidentified)Bb-B-7203 BMW-M-7343 B, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011900-1BEAUTIFUL MABEL CLARE S+ D (Rosetta Lunt-A.J. Higgins)Bb-B-7203 AMW-M-7344 A, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011901-1NELLIE’S BLUE EYES S+ D (William J. Scanlan)Bb-B-7325 AMW-M-7344 B, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011902-1LONESOME FOR YOU S+ D 1 (James Kendis-James Brockman-Nat Vincent)Bb-B-7146 AMW-M-7345 A, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011903-1SWEET HEAVEN S+ D (Traditional)Bb-B-7146 BMW-M-7345 B, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011904-1ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS (1) S+ D 2
(Traditional, arr. Alton and Rabon Delmore)
Bb-B-7221 AMW-M-7346 A, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011905-1LONESOME RAMBLER’S BLUES S+ D (Unidentified)MW-M-7346 B3CD JSP-7784-B
BS 011906-1INDIAN CREEK (Traditional, arr. Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7511 AMW-M-7602 A, Cty-547, CD CO-3526
BS 011907-1FREIGHT TRAIN MOAN (Arthur Smith)Bb-B-8158 AMW-M-7602 B, Cty-547
BS 011908-1GOIN’ TO TOWN (Traditional)Bb-B-8101 A 4MW-M-7603 A, Cty-546, CD CO-3526
BS 011909-1I’M BOUND TO RIDE S b (Oddie McWinders)Bb-B-7325 BLPV-507, Cty-546, CD CO-3526

1. Aka "I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome".     2. Aka "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains".     3. No Bluebird Issue.     4. "B" side Arthur without the Delmores.

UNCLE DAVE MACON
“Uncle Dave” MACON (lead vocal, 5-string banjo), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, probably guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, possibly tenor guitar), unidentified (vocal harmony, or vocal chorus V, possibly guitar)

BS 011910-?ALL IN DOWN AND OUT BLUES (Cecil Mack-Chris Smith-Billy B. Johnson-Elmer Bowman)Bb-B-7350 ? 1 2MW-M-7347 A 1 2, RBF-51, CD CCS-115
BS 011911-1 3HONEST CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL (Dave Macon)Bb-B-7174 A 2MW-M-7348 A 1 2, OHCS-183, CD CCS-115
BS 011914-1FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO D V (Reverend W. M. Robertson)Bb-B-7174 B 2MW-M-7349 A 2 4, Ve-101, OHCS-183, CD CCS-115

1. Reverse side Dave Macon without the Delmores.     2. Label only credits “Uncle Dave” Macon.     3. Masters 011912 and 011913 by “Uncle Dave” Macon without the Delmores.     4. “B” side by Southern Melody Boys.

1938

Tuesday, January 25; Charlotte Hotel, 237 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

8:30 - 10:20 a.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

BS 018713-1AIN’T IT HARD TO LOVE (Alton and Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-7560 AMW-M-7853 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 018714-1BURY ME UNDER THE WEEPING WILLOW 1 (Traditional)Bb-B-7741 BMW-M-7853 B, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 018715-1BROTHER, TAKE WARNING (Delmore)Bb-B-7741 AMW-M-7475 B, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 018716-1-2ALCATRAZ ISLAND BLUES (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-7778 AMW-M-7849 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 018717-1-2GOODBYE BOOZE (Charlie Poole)Bb-B-7436 AOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 018718-1 2THERE’S A LONESOME ROAD (Delmore)Bb-B-8052 BMW-M-7475 A, CD JSP-7765-A

1. Aka "Weeping Willow Tree" or "Bury Me Beneath the Willow".     2. Masters BS 018719 to BS 018744 by the Heavenly Gospel Singers, the Pine State Playboys and Wiley, Zeke & Homer.

Wednesday, January 26; Charlotte Hotel, 237 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

4:45 - 6:15 p.m.

ARTHUR SMITH TRIO “Violin and guitars” or “Singing with violin and guitars”
Fiddlin’ Arthur SMITH (vocal S, or lead vocal S+; fiddle), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar)

BS 018745-1THE ANSWER TO “MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE” S+ D
(Traditional tune, rewr. Alton Delmore-Arthur Smith)
Bb-B-7437 AMW-M-7476 A 1
BS 018746-1HEN-PECKED HUSBAND BLUES S+ D 2 (Alton Delmore-poss. Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7498 AMW-M-7476 B 1, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 018747-1STOOD ON THE BRIDGE AT MIDNIGHT S (Traditional)Bb-B-7437 BMW-M-7477 A 1
BS 018748-1MORE LIKE HIS DAD EVERY DAY S (Unidentified)Bb-B-7498 BMW-M-7477-B 1, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 018749-1LOST LOVE S+ D (Alton Delmore-Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7651 BMW-M-7478 A 1, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 018750-1A LONESOME DAY TODAY S (Traditional)Bb-B-7547 BMW-M-7478 B 1, Cty-546
BS 018751-1HER LITTLE BROWN HAND S (Unidentified)Bb-B-7547 AMW-M-7479 A 1, CD JSP-7784-B
BS 018752-1ADIEU FALSE HEART S (Traditional, arr. Alton Delmore-Arthur Smith)Bb-B-7651 AMW-M-7479 B 1, Cty-546, CD CO-3526
BS 018753-1PARIS WALTZ (Traditional)Bb-B-8158 BMW-M-7603 B, CD CO-3526, CD JSP-7784-B

1. Label only credits Delmore Brothers.     2. "Brown's Ferry Blues" tune.

6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

BS 018754-1‘CAUSE I DON’T MEAN TO CRY WHEN YOU’RE GONE (Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-7496 BMW-M-7474 A, CD JSP-7784-A
BS 018755-1CARELESS LOVE (BRING MY BABY BACK) (Traditional)Bb-B-7436 BMW-M-7473 B, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 018756-1IN THAT VINE COVERED CHAPEL IN THE VALLEY (Fred Rose-Fred Fisher)Bb-B-7496 AMW-M-7473 A, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 018757-1BIG BALL IN TEXAS (Bob Miller)Bb-B-7560 BMW-M-7474 B

Thursday, September 29; Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina

7:10 - 9:30 p.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singing with guitars and bass” or “Singing with guitars, fiddle and bass” or “Singing with violin, guitars and bass”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony or vocal chorus C; tenor guitar), Smiley O’BRIEN (vocal chorus C, possibly guitar g), Chuck MAUDLIN (fiddle f ), Joe ZINKAN (string bass)

BS 027642-1LEAVIN’ ON THAT TRAIN (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-7913 AMW-M-7677 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 027643-1THE CANNON BALL f (Traditional, arr. A. P. Carter)Bb-B-7991 AMW-M-7677 B, LPV-532, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 027644-1-2MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS (2) (Traditional)Bb-B-8247 AMW-M-7678 A, CD JSP-7765-A
BS 027645-1-2FIFTEEN MILES FROM BIRMINGHAM f (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8031 AMW-M-7678 B, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 027646-1I’M ALABAMA BOUND f (Traditional)Bb-B-8264 AMW-M-7695 A, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027647-1-2NOTHING BUT THE BLUES f (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8247 BMW-M-7695 B, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027648-1SOME OF THESE DAYS YOU’RE GONNA BE SAD (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-7957 AMW-M-7696 A, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027649-1 1WHERE IS MY SAILOR BOY 2 (Traditional)Bb-B-7957 BMW-M-7679 A, OHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 027671-1-2HEART OF SORROW (Delmore)Bb-B-8637 AMW-M-7696 B, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027672-?QUIT TREATIN’ ME MEAN f (Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-8031 BMW-M-7697 A, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027673-1-2JUST THE SAME SWEET THING TO ME (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8290 BMW-M-7698 A, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-C, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027674-?THE ONLY STAR (Gene Autry)Bb-B-7991 BMW-M-7679 B, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 027675-?A BETTER RANGE IS HOME C g (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8290 AMW-M-7698 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-C, CD OH-4160
BS 027676-?GIT ALONG f  3 (Traditional)Bb-B-7913 BMW-M-7697 B, CD JSP-7784-A

1. Master numbers between BS 027649 and BS 027671 by Walter Hurdt and also Arthur Smith & the Carolina Crackerjacks. Smith, who was going to become the creator of the instrumental hillbilly boogie (the former attempts were not typically hillbilly boogie) and the Delmores, who were going to be the creators of the singing hillbilly boogie, are crossed themselves this September 29, 1938!     2. Aka "What Does the Deep Sea Say?".     3. Aka "Cindy".

1939

Sunday, February 5; Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singin’ with guitars, violin and bass” or “Assisted by Smiley O’Brien, Singing with guitars, violin and bass” (BS 032678)
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, or vocal chorus D; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal chorus D; tenor guitar), Smiley O’BRIEN (lead vocal O, possibly guitar), Chuck MAUDLIN (fiddle), Joe ZINKAN (string bass)

BS 032669-1DON’T LET MY RAMBLIN’ (BOTHER YOUR MIND) (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8177 AMW-M-7852 A, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 032670-1-2BABY YOU’RE THROWING ME DOWN (Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-8177 BMW-M-7852 B, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 032671-1GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR-Part 2 (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8215 ACD JSP-7765-B
BS 032672-1BROWN’S FERRY BLUES-Part 3 (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8230 BCD JSP-7765-B
BS 032673-1I LOVED YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNEW (Johnnie Carrol)Bb-B-8215 BMW-M-7851 B, OT-126, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 032674-1GOIN’ BACK TO GEORGIA (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8264 BMW-M-7850 A, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 032675-1HOME ON THE RIVER (Unidentified)Bb-B-8052 AMW-M-7851 A, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 032676-1GAMBLER’S YODEL (2) (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-8230 ACD JSP-7765-B
BS 032677-1WABASH BLUES (Fred Meinken-Dave Ringle)Bb-B-8204 AMW-M-7850 B, OHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-C
BS 032678-1GO EASY MABEL O D (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-8204 BOHCS-154, CD JSP-7727-C

1940

Monday, February 6; Atlanta, Georgia

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), unidentified (hawaiian guitar s)

BS 047551-1THE WABASH CANNON BALL BLUES s (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8404 AMW-M-8685 A, OT-126, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 047552-1OVER THE HILLS s (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8451 AMW-M-8686 A, OHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-D, CD OH-4160
BS 047553-1THE DYING TRUCKDRIVER s (Delmore)Bb-B-8451 BMW-M-8686 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-D, CD OH-4160
BS 047554-1SCATTERBRAIN MAMA s (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8404 BMW-M-8685 B, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-D
BS 047555-1HAPPY ON THE MISSISSIPPI SHORE (1) (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8613 BMW-M-8687 B, Cty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-D
BS 047556-1THAT’S HOW I FEEL, SO GOODBYE (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8557 AMW-M-8688 A, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 047557-1RAININ’ ON THE MOUNTAIN (Alton Delmore)Bb-B-8557 BMW-M-8688 B, OHCS-161, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-D
BS 047558-1SEE THAT COON IN A HICKORY TREE (Delmore)Bb-B-8418 AMW-M-8687 A, OHCS-154, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-D
BS 047559-1THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN (Traditional, arr. Alvin Pleasant Carter)Bb-B-8613 AMW-M-8689 A, OHCS-161, CD JSP-7727-D, CD JSP-7765-B
BS 047560-1BACK TO BIRMINGHAM (Rabon Delmore)Bb-B-8418 BMW-M-8689 B, Cty-402, CD CCS-116, CD JSP-7727-D
BS 047561-1THE EASTERN GATE (Isaiah G. Martin)Bb-B-8488 BMW-M-8690 B, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-D, CD OH-4160
BS 047562-1GOD PUT A RAINBOW IN THE CLOUDS (Reverend Andrew Jenkins-Irene Spain)Bb-B-8488 AMW-M-8690 A, OHCS-160, CD JSP-7727-D, CD OH-4160

Logo Decca Delmore Brothers

Wednesday, September 11; Decca Records, New York, New York

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony; tenor guitar)

68069-ATHERE’S TROUBLE ON MY MIND TODAY (Alton Delmore)De-5878 BVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D
68070-AASILVER DOLLAR (Georgia South)De-5878 AVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D
68071-AOLD MOUNTAIN DEW 1 (Bascom Lamar Lunsford)De-5890 AVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D
68072-AIN THE BLUE HILLS OF VIRGINIA (Bob Miller-Louis Klein)De-5890 BVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D
68073-AMAKE ROOM IN THE LIFEBOAT FOR ME (Georgia South)De-5897 AVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D, CD OH-4160
68074-AWHEN IT’S TIME FOR THE WHIPPOORWILL TO SING (Alton Delmore)De-5925 AOHCS-153, CD JSP-7727-D
68075-AWILL YOU BE LONESOME TOO? (Alton Delmore)De-5925 BVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D
68076-ABROKEN HEARTED LOVER (Alton Delmore)De-5907 BCty-402, TLCW-05, CD JSP-7727-D
68077-ASHE WON’T BE MY LITTLE DARLING (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)De-5907 AVIM-4017, CD JSP-7765-B
68078-AGATHERING FLOWERS FROM THE HILLSIDE
(Traditional, arr. Alvin Pleasant Carter)
De-5897-BVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7765-B

1. Aka "Mountain Dew".

1941

Tuesday, July 16; Decca Records, New York, New York

DELMORE BROTHERS (Alton & Rabon) “Singing with guitars” or “Singing with guitars, banjo and bass” or “Singing with guitars and bass” or “Singing with instrumental accompaniment”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), unidentified (banjo b), poss. Zeke PHILLIPS (string bass)

69508-AI NOW HAVE A BUGLE TO PLAY (Alton Delmore)De-6000 AVIM-4017, CD JSP-7727-D
69509-ALAST NIGHT I WAS YOUR ONLY DARLING b (Alton Delmore)De-6000 BVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7765-B
69510-ABABY GIRL (Al Clauser)De-6051 AVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D
69511-ANEW FALSE HEARTED GIRL (Alton Delmore)De-6080 BCD JSP-7765-B
69512-AI WONDER WHERE MY DARLING IS TONIGHT (Alton Delmore)De-6051 BVIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7765-B, CD JSP-7784-A
69513-APRECIOUS JEWEL (Roy Acuff)De-5970 ADe-46049, VIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7765-B
69514-AGOSPEL CANNON BALL 1 (Traditional)De-5970 BDe-46049, VIM-4017, OTC-6002, CD JSP-7727-D, CD OH-4160
69515-AI’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN b (Rabon Delmore)De-6080 ACD JSP-7765-B
69516-AHONEY I’M RAMBLIN’ AWAY (Alton Delmore)De-46043 BCty-402, CD JSP-7727-D
69517-AI’M LEAVIN’ YOU (2) (Alton Delmore)De-46043 ACD JSP-7765-B
69518-AYOU AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ I CAN’T DO WITHOUT (Delmore)Unissued

1. Wade Mainer adaptation of the traditional "Wabash Cannonball".

On August 1, 1942, the American Federation of Musicians, at the instigation of union president James Petrillo, started a strike against the major American recording companies. It ended in the Autumn of 1943 for Decca and Capitol, and until November 1944 for Victor and Columbia

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1944

Circa January; Dayton, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Duet with Singing”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

K-1772PRISONER’S FAREWELL (1) (Jean Ruhe) 1Ki-503 A 2
K-1774 3SWEET SWEET THING (1) (Jean Ruhe) 1Ki-503 B 2

1. Jean Ruhe is a pseudonym for Alton, cause he was under contract to Sylvester Cross, owner of the American Music publishing company.     2. “A” side is “Prisoner’s Farewell”.     3. Master K-1773 unidentified.

Late this year; Dayton, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Duet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

K-1772 1PRISONER’S FAREWELL (2) (Jim Scott) 2Ki-503 B 3CD KSCD-3831
K-1774 1SWEET SWEET THING (2) (Jim Scott) 2Ki-503 A 3

1. Same master number as first issue.     2. The name of the composer is changing. In the same way that for Jean Ruhe, Jim Scott is a pseudonym for Alton.     3. Second issue with different versions. “A” side is “Sweet Sweet Thing”, opposite of the first issue.

1945

Early this year; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Duet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

K-1772 1PRISONER’S FAREWELL (3) (Jim Scott)Ki-503 B 2CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1774 1SWEET SWEET THING (3) (Jim Scott)Ki-503 A 2Ki LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-45-5866, Ki LP-983, PMR-289, CD JSP-7765-C

1. Same master number as first and second issue.     2. Third issue with different versions.

Circa August; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Duet with Guitars” or “Vocal with Guitars” or “ Singing with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, or vocal on 1st and 3rd verses D; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on 2nd verse D; tenor guitar), unidentified (string bass)

K-1928THE LAST OLD SHOVEL (Jim Scott)Ki-509 ACCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1929WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME, DEAR (Jim Scott)Ki-514 BCD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1930I’VE FOUND AN ANGEL (Jim Scott)Ki-525 BCD JSP-7765-C
K-1931LONELY MOON (Alton Delmore)Ki-518 BCD JSP-7765-C
K-1932MIDNITE SPECIAL (Traditional, arr. Jim Scott)Ki-514 AKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-869, Ki-LP-983, KS-1090, SLP-962, CD KSCD-3831, CD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1933BE MY LITTLE PET (Alton Delmore)Ki-518 ACD JSP-7765-C
K-1934REMEMBER I FEEL LONESOME TOO (Jim Scott)Ki-509 BCCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1935FAST EXPRESS D (Jim Scott)Ki-525 ACD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-C

1946

Circa January; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 1

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with Guitars” or “Vocal with Instrumental Trio” (K-1972) or “Vocal with String Band” or “Vocal Duet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on verses R; tenor guitar), probably Louis INNIS (rhythm guitar), Roy STARKEY (string bass)

K-1971 2I’M SORRY I CAUSED YOU TO CRY (Alton Delmore)Ki-527 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1972HILLBILLY BOOGIE R (Rabon Delmore)Ki-527 AKi-EP-222, Ki-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-983, KS-1090, PMR-289, SLP-962, BFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1973I’M LONESOME WITHOUT YOU (Alton Delmore) 3Ki-533 BCCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1974(WHEN I’M GONE) DON’T TALK ABOUT ME (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)CD CHD-1074 4
K-1975I WON’T BE WORRIED LONG 5 (Alton Delmore)Ki-1053 BKi-LP-887, CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD CHD-1074
K-1976DON’T FORGET ME (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-548 BCD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C

1. Usually mentioned: Radio Recorder, Hollywood, California. But acetates K-1971 to K-1982 read: Cincinnati, Ohio.     2. Masters K-1969 and K-1970 by Roy Starkey.     3. On LP County CCS-110, Charles K. Wolfe mentions Merle Travis doing the standard guitar fills. There is no guitar in the Merle's style!     4. No King issue.     5. Always on the County LP CCS-110 Charles K. Wolfe mentions a Bluebird first version. There's no Bluebird version!

BROWN'S FERRY FOUR “Quartet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone lead vocal on verses A, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor vocal, tenor guitar), Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JONES (baritone vocal), Clyde Julian “Red” FOLEY (bass vocal) 1

K-1977WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN A
(Ada Habershon-Charles H. Gabriel-rewrit. Alvin Pleasant Carter)
Ki-530 AKi-EP-320, Ki-LP-590, Ki-LP-807, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, SD-3017, CD KCD-590, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD 3506-2-2, CD KSCD-3831, CD GT7-0961-2
K-1978JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS (Cleavant Derricks)Ki-530 BKi-EP-320, Ki-LP-590, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2

1. On many occasions, Charles K. Wolfe mentions Merle Travis singing and playing guitar on this two Brown’s Ferry Four titles. Merle is not present on this session. The bass singer is Red Foley and the two guitars are the ones of the Delmores.

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with Guitars” or “Singing with Guitars” or “Vocal with String Band” or “Vocal Duet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, or vocal on 2nd and 4th verses D; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on 1st and 3rd verses D; tenor guitar), probably Louis INNIS (rhythm guitar), Roy STARKEY (string bass)

K-1979SHE LEFT ME STANDING ON THE MOUNTAIN (Alton Delmore)Ki-533 ACCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1980SOMEBODY ELSE’S DARLING D (Alton Delmore)Ki-570 BCD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1981KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN (Alton Delmore)Ki-1005 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-920, Ki-LP-983, CCS-110, CD CH-455, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-1982 1MIDNIGHT TRAIN 2 (Alton Delmore)Ki-548 AKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-983, PMR-289, CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C

1. Masters K-1983 and K-1984 by Cliff Carlisle. Masters K-1985 to K-1988 and K-1993 to K-1994 by Grandpa Jones with Merle Travis on electric guitar on February 22. Masters K-1989 to K-1992 by Hank Penny.     2. Charles K. Wolfe mentions Merle Travis taking a 12-string guitar break on “Midnight Train” (again on LP County CCS 110). There is no 12-string guitar on this title!

September; E.T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 1

DELMORE BROTHERS “Duet with Guitars” or “Vocal with Guitars” or “ Singing with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal A, or vocal on verses A+, or vocal chorus D C; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal R, or vocal on verses R+, or vocal chorus D C; tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (vocal W, lead vocal W+, or lead vocal on choruses A+, or vocal chorus C; harmonica h), probably Roy LANHAM (electric guitar e), possibly Kenneth C. “Jethro” BURNS (guitar), possibly Roy STARKEY (string bass)

K-2092SOME DAY YOU’LL PAY A h (Jim Scott)Ki-873 AKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2093GOIN’ BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS A h (Jim Scott)Ki-803 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-920, Ki-LP-983, CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7765-C
K-2094MY HEART WILL BE CRYIN’ R+ h (Jim Scott)Ki-873 BCD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2095TAKE IT TO THE CAPTAIN A h 2 (Traditional, arr. Jim Scott)Ki-718 BKi-LP-785, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2096LEAVIN’ TOWN R e (Jim Scott)OHCS-154 3CD CHD-1074
K-2097ROUNDER’S BLUES A h (Jim Scott)Ki-643 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7765-C
K-2098THE WRATH OF GOD W+ D h (Jim Scott-Wayne Raney-Bob Nobar) 4Ki-769 A 5Gl-SS-1001, Ki-LP-556, Ki-LP-807, CD KCD-556, CD JSP-7765-C
K-2099CALLING TO THAT OTHER SHORE A+ D (Jim Scott)Ki-769 BKi-EP-313, Ki-LP-910, PMR-218, CD JSP-7765-C
K-2100FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE A h e (Jim Scott-Bob Nobar)Ki-570 AKi-EP-222, Ki-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-45-5866, KS-1090, PMR-289, SG-110, SLP-962, BFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD KSCD-3831, CD JSP-7765-C, CD JASM-3588
K-2101BOOGIE WOOGIE BABY R+ e (Jim Scott-Bob Nobar)Ki-599 ABFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2102SHAME ON ME R+ h e (Bob Nobar)Ki-751 BCD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-C
K-2103BORN TO BE BLUE A e (Bob Nobar)Ki-599 BKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-983, PMR-289, CD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2104WAITIN’ FOR THAT TRAIN A h (Jim Scott)Ki-680 BCD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2105HARMONICA BLUES W h (Wayne Raney)Ki-643 A 5CD JSP-7765-D, CD JASM-3588
K-2106THE LOVE I CAST AWAY A C h 6 (Wayne Raney)Ki-LP-1006
K-2107 7MISSISSIPPI SHORE (2) A h 8 (Alton Delmore)Ki-592 BKi-LP-920, CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-D

1. 1. On “Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity” 2nd edition, Charles Wolfe mentions February 2, 1946; but on “Everybody’s Grandpa”, he quotes the Grandpa’s recordings with masters numbers K-1985 to K-1994 on March! For this session, September seems more probable in regard both to the master numbers and the release dates. Concerning location, Wayne Raney remembers his first recording with the Delmore Brothers in Cincinnati.     2. Aka "Take This Hammer".     3. No King issue.     4. Bob Nobar is a pseudonym for Rabon.     5. Label only credits Delmore Brothers.     6. Only commercially issued short cut, but exists complete on acetate Audiodisc.     7. Masters K-2108 to K-2123 by Bill Carlisle.     8. Already recorded at Bluebird with the title "Happy on the Mississippi Shore".

BROWN’S FERRY FOUR “Sacred” or “Quartet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone lead vocal on verses A, or baritone vocal; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor lead vocal on verses R, or tenor vocal; tenor guitar g), Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JONES (baritone lead vocal on verses J, or baritone vocal), Clyde Julian “Red” FOLEY (bass vocal)

K-2124ROCKIN’ ON THE WAVES (A. B. Sebren)Ki-577 AKi-LP-551, Ki-EP-320, PMR-251, PMR-299, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2125IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN R (Albert E. Brumley)Ki-577 BKi-EP-237, Ki-LP-590, PMR-250, SD-3017, CD KCD-590, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2126I’ll FLY AWAY (Albert E. Brumley)Ki-785 AKi-LP-551, Ki EP-320, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2127THE LORD IS WATCHING (OVER ME) (B. N. Hultsman)Ki-631 BKi-EP-238, Ki-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD KCD-590, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2128EVERYBODY WILL BE HAPPY (OVER THERE) (E. M. Bartlett)Ki-631 AKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD KCD-590, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2129HALLELUJAH MORNING g (Alton Delmore-Reverend Clifford R. Lanman)Ki-750 AKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, PMR-299, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2130OLD CAMP MEETING J g (Adger M. Pace)Ki-593 AKi-EP-237, Ki-LP-551, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2131THERE’S A LIGHT GUIDING ME A (John Newton-Clyde J. Foley 1)Ki-593 BKi-EP-238, Ki-LP-551, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2132SALVATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT DOWN (Albert E. Brumley)Ki-662 AKi-EP-238, Ki-LP-551, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2133WHEN THE GOOD LORD CARES (Alton Delmore)Ki-662 BKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD KCD-590, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2134OVER IN THE GLORY LAND (James W. Acuff -Emmett S. Dean)Ki-799 BKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD KCD-590, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2135ON THE JERICHO ROAD (1) A (Don McCrossman-Marguerete McCrossman)Ki-832 AGl-SS-1001, Ki-LP-551, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C

1. Aka Red Foley.

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal Duet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar)

K-2136BROWN’S FERRY BLUES (2) 1 (Alton Delmore)Ki-592 AKi-EP-222, Ki-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-887, Ki-LP-910, LPM-6015, KS-1090, PMR-218, PMR-289, CD CH-455, CD CCS-110, CD KSCD-3831, CD JSP-7765-D

1. Possibly recorded at WSM Radio Station, Nashville, in regard of the Raney recordings with masters K-2137 to K-2139.

September; probably WSM Radio Station, Nashville, Tennessee 1

WAYNE RANEY “Harmonica Solo” or “Harmonica with String Band” or “Harmonica with Talking”
Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar or comments D), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar or comments D)

K-2137GREEN VALLEY WALTZ (Traditional)Ki-676 BKi-EP-315, RLP-490, CD JSP-7784-D, CD GT7-2228-2
K-2138UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE (J. F. Wagner-Arr. Wayne Raney)Ki-856 BKi-EP-315, RLP-490, CD JSP-7784-D
K-2139FOX CHASE D (Traditional)Ki-676 AKi-EP-235, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D

1. According to Wayne Raney, a 4th instrumental was recorded in WSM Radio Station the same day: “The New Deal Blues”.

1947

Friday, August 1; probably King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 1

DELMORE BROTHERS “Singing with Guitars” or “Vocal with String Band” or “Vocal Duet”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on verses R; tenor guitar), Wayne RANEY (harmonica h), possibly Roy LANHAM (electric guitar e), possibly Al STRICKLAND (steel guitar), unidentified (fiddle f ), unidentified (string bass)

K-2520MOBILE BOOGIE e (Norman King-Thomas Neeley) 1Ki-680 AKi-LP-785, BFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2521STOP THAT BOOGIE R h e f (Norman King-Thomas Neeley)Ki-751 ABFX-15167, CD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2522WEARY DAY h s f (Norman King-Thomas Neeley)Ki-784 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-910, Ki-LP-983, PMR-218, CCS-110, CD CH-455, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2523USED CAR BLUES R h f (Norman King-Thomas Neeley)Ki-664-BBFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2524 2BARNYARD BOOGIE R h e 3 (Master) (Norman King-Thomas Neeley-Lois Mann 4)Ki-664-AKS-1090, SLP-962, BFX-15167, CD JSP-7765-D
BARNYARD BOOGIE R h e 3 (Alternate take)CD CHD-1074

1. Pseudonyms for respectively Rabon and Alton.        2. Unissued masters of K-2525 and K-2526 by Buster "Buck" Glosson, brother of Lonnie Glosson, probably with the Delmores: "1-2-3-4-5" and "Fan It/Bugle Call Rag medley".      3. With farm sound effect and Alton’s introduction All right boys, one, two, three, four... and conclusion It’s the silliest thing we ever did play! 4. Pseudonym for Sydney Nathan (the owner of King records): it is the maiden name of his wife.

Tuesday, October 7; probably King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Singing with Guitars” or “Vocal with String Band” or “Vocal Duet”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, or vocal on 2nd verse D, or vocal on 1st verse D+, or vocal on 1st and 3rd verses D++; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on 1st and 3rd verses D, or vocal on 2nd verse D+ D++; tenor guitar)

K-2592YOU CAN’T DO WRONG AND GET BY D (David Akeman 1)Ki-EP-313Ki-LP-910, PMR-218, PMR-299, CD CH-455, CD CCS-110, CD KSCD-3831
K-2593LONG JOURNEY HOME 2 (Traditional)Ki-EP-322Ki-LP-910, PMR-218, CD CHD-1074
K-2594‘DIS TRAIN (Traditional)Ki-EP-313Ki-LP-920, CD CCS-110, CD KSCD-3831, CD CHD-1074
K-2595FROZEN GIRL (2) 3 (Traditional, arr. Alton & Rabon Delmore)Ki-EP-322Ki-LP-920, OHCS-160, CCS-110, CD CCS-110, CD OH-4160
K-2596RED RIVER VALLEY 2 (Traditional)Ki-EP-322Ki-LP-887, Ki-LP-910, PMR-218, CD KSCD-3831, CD CHD-1074
K-2597SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD D+ (Eben Eugene Rexford-Hart Pease Danks)Ki-45-5407Ki-LP-910, PMR-218, CD Cattle-299
K-2598OH SUSANNAH D++ 3 (Stephen C. Foster)Ki-EP-322Ki-LP-920, CD Cattle-299
K-2599GIVE ME YOUR HAND (Albert Brumley Jr)Ki-EP-313Ki-LP-910, PMR-218, CD CHD-1074

1. Aka Stringbean.     2. Introduction by Alton.     3. Introduction by Rabon (on the County LP CCS-110, Charles Wolfe mentions “Frozen Girl” with Alton’s introduction!!).

BROWN’S FERRY FOUR “Sacred Singing with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone lead vocal on verses A, or baritone vocal; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor vocal, tenor guitar), Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JONES (baritone vocal), Merle Robert TRAVIS (bass vocal, guitar probably D-28 Martin)

K-2600ON THE JERICHO ROAD (2) A (Don McCrossman-Marguerete McCrossman)2CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2601HIS BOUNDLESS LOVE A (Luther G. Presley)Ki-760 BKi-LP-551, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2602ROCK OF AGES HIDE THOU ME (B. N. Hultsman)Ki-700 BKi-EP-238, Ki-LP-551, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-251, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2603WHEN HE BLESSED MY SOUL (Master) (Cleavant Derricks)Ki-750 BKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, CD JSP-7784-C
WHEN HE BLESSED MY SOUL (Alternate take)2CD KH-3506-2-2CD GT7-0961-2
K-2604I’VE GOT THAT OLD TIME RELIGION IN MY HEART (Hurdist Milsap)Ki-760 AKi-LP-551, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-2605I’M NATURALIZED FOR HEAVEN (Otis L. McCoy-Adger M. Pace)Ki-832 BKi-LP-590, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2606WHEN HE CALLS HIS REAPERS (Luther G. Presley)Ki-933 AKi-LP-590, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2607I’VE MADE A COVENANT WITH MY LORD (Robert E. Arnold)Ki-785 BKi-EP-237, Ki-LP-551, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2608THRONE ETERNAL (Albert E. Brumley)Ki-933 BKi-LP-590, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2609AFTER THE SUNRISE (J. R. Baxter Jr-Eugene Wright)Ki-799 AKi-LP-551, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2610I’LL MEET YOU IN THE MORNING (Albert E. Brumley)Ki-854 AGl-SS-1001, Ki-LP-590, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-2611JESUS HOLD MY HAND (Albert E. Brumley)Ki-854 BKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-2612 1KEEP ON THE FIRING LINE (Alphus LeFevre)Ki-700 AKi-EP-237, Ki-LP-551, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-251, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2

1. Masters K-2613 to K-2616 by Grandpa Jones with Merle Travis on electric guitar.

Circa November; probably King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), probably Roy LANHAM (electric guitar e), unidentified (string bass)

K-2653 1FIFTY MILES TO TRAVEL e (Master) (Thomas Neeley) 2Ki-739 BCD JSP-7765-D
FIFTY MILES TO TRAVEL e (Alternate take)CD CHD-1074
K-2654NOW I’M FREE e (Thomas Neeley) 2Ki-739 AKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2655LONESOME DAY (Jim Scott)Ki-946 BCD JSP-7765-D
K-2656LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE e (Master) (Jim Scott)Ki-45-5407Ki-LP-920, CD Cattle-299
LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE e (Alternate take)CD CHD-1074

1. Masters K-2645 to K-2652 by Grandpa Jones. About the eventual Delmores’ part on these numbers, none of their guitars are detectable and on “I Guess You Don’t Remember Now” the chorus is too much covered by the Grandpa’s voice to certifiy the Delmores’ presence. Wayne Raney is present, but exceptionally not on the following Delmore’s titles (K-2653 to K-2662).     2. Copyrighted Thomas Neeley but mentioned Jim Scott on 78 rpm.

GRANDPA JONES and DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JONES (vocal on 1st, 2nd and 5th verses J, or vocal on 1st verse G; 5-string banjo), William Alton DELMORE (vocal on 4th verse J, or vocal on 3rd verse D; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal on 3rd verse J, or vocal on 2nd verse D; tenor guitar)

DARBY’S RAM J (Traditional) (Take 1)CD CHD-1098
K-2657DARBY’S RAM J (Take 3, master)Ki-708 AKi-LP-809, Ki-LP-967, CD CHD-1098, CD JSP-7784-A
TAKE IT ON OUT THE DOOR G (Thomas Neeley-Norman King-Louis M. Jones 1) (Incompl. 2)CD CHD-1098 3
K-2658TAKE IT ON OUT THE DOOR G D (Thomas Neeley-Norman King-L.M. Jones) (Master)Ki-708 BKi-LP-809, Ki-LP-967, CD Ki-KS-5102, CD CHD-1098, CD JSP-7784-A

1. Aka Grandpa Jones.     2. Aborted after one minute.     3. On the same #9 track than "Darby's Ram".

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, or vocal on 2nd verse D; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on verses R, or vocal on 1st and 3rd verses D; tenor guitar), Roy LANHAM (electric guitar e), possibly Zeke Turner 1 (electric guitar e+)

K-2659DOWN HOME BOOGIE e e+ (Thomas Neeley-Norman King-Phil Rickey 2 )Ki-784 ABFX-15167, CD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2660PEACH TREE STREET BOOGIE R e e+ (Thomas Neeley-Norman King-Phil Rickey)Ki-718 ABFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7765-D
K-2661GOTTA’ HAVE SOME LOVIN’ D (Alton Delmore)Ki-935 BCD JSP-7784-A, CD JASM-3588
K-2662BEALE STREET BOOGIE e e+ (Roy Lanham -Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)OHCS-154 3BFX-15167, CD CHD-854

1. Real name James C. Grishaw.     2. Aka Hank Penny.     3. No King issue.

Tuesday, December 30; KWEM Radio Station, West Memphis, Arkansas 1

WAYNE RANEY “Sacred” or “Vocal with String Band” or “Vocal with Guitars and Harmonica”
Wayne T. RANEY (lead vocal except M N, harmonica), possibly William Alton DELMORE (guitar g), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus C, tenor guitar), Maxine “Mac” LUNA (lead vocal M, or vocal chorus L C; possibly guitar, probably mandolin m), Norman LUNA (lead vocal N, or vocal chorus L, or vocal harmony M)

K-2825GATHERING IN THE SKY L (Wayne Raney)Ki-759 AKi-LP-556, Ki-45-5327, Ki-LP-965, RLP-492, OHCS-305, CD KCD-556
K-2826THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS L (Wayne Raney)Ki-759 BKi-45-5327, Ki-LP-807, Ki-LP-965, Ki-LP-1023, RLP-492, OHCS-305
K-2827I WANT TO LIVE WITH MOMMY THERE L (Mac Luna-Norman Luna)Ki-887 A
K-2828STORY OF THE ORPHAN L (Mac Luna-Norman Luna)Ki-887 BRLP-491
K-2829THOUGHTS OF MOTHER (Wayne Raney-Thomas Neeley)Unissued
K-2830THE HUNTER (Mac Luna-Norman Luna)Unissued
K-2831FAST TRAIN THROUGH ARKANSAS N C g (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-856 AKi-LP-813, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-2832JOLE BLON’S GHOST L g (Wayne Raney-Norman King)Ki-719 ACD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-2833JACK AND JILL BOOGIE M g (Mac Luna-Norman Luna)Ki-732 AKi-LP-588, BFX-15167, CR-30247, CD KCD-588, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D, CD JASM-3588
K-2834NIGHT AND DAY BOOGIE (Wayne Raney)Unissued
K-2835LONESOME WIND BLUES L m (Wayne Raney)Ki-732 BKi-EP-235, Ki-LP-588, Ki-45-5639, Ki LP-710, RLP-491, CR-30263, CD KCD-588, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-2836LOST JOHN BOOGIE L g (Wayne Raney)Ki-719 BKi-EP-235, Ki-LP-588, Ki-45-5639, RLP-491, BFX-15167, CR-30247, CD KCD-588, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D, CD JASM-3588

1. According to Wayne Raney the session was engineered by Alton Delmore and Vernon Deliplane at KWEM Radio Station, Memphis, Tennessee, the night before a ban was imposed on recordings until further notice. Actually, the American Federation of Musicians called a new recording strike beginning on January 1, 1948. The strike ended on December 14, 1948.

1949

Thursday, May 5; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 1

From 9:00 a.m.

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, or lead vocal W; harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), Louis Innis (string bass)

K-2907WHY DON’T YOU HAUL OFF AND LOVE ME (Wayne Raney-Lonnie Glosson)Ki-791 AKi-EP-235, Ki-LP-537, Ki-LP-588, SLP-164, SLP-279, CL-2668, Ki-LP-1027, NLP-2084, PMR-214, GTV-108, GT-0006, GT4-2197, CR-30263, CD KCD-588, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D, CD JASM 3588, CD GT7-2228-2
K-2908DEL RIO BOOGIE (Alton Delmore-Wayne Raney-Rabon Delmore)Ki-840 BBFX-15167, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D, CD JASM-3588
K-2909RED BALL TO NATCHEZ W D (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore-Louie Clark 2)Ki-824 BBFX-15167, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-2910DON’T KNOW WHY W D (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore-Wayne Raney)Ki-791 BCD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D

1. Possibly E.T. Studio, 811 Race Street, Cincinnati on Friday May 6.     2. Louie Clark (or Louis Clark) is a boyhood pal of Wayne Raney.

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, or vocal chorus C; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on verses R, or vocal chorus C; tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (vocal chorus C, harmonica), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), Zeke TURNER (electric guitar), Louis Innis (string bass)

K-2911PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE R (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-826 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, KS-1090, SLP-962, BFX-15167, CD CH-455, CD KSCD-3831, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2912SAND MOUNTAIN BLUES (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-849 AKi-LP-920, CCS-110, CD CH-455, CD CCS-110, CD JSP-7784-A
K-2913I SWEAR BY THE STARS (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-849 BKi-LP-920, CD JSP-7784-A
BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME C (Take 1)
(Alton Delmore-Wayne Raney-Rabon Delmore-Henry Glover 1)
CD CHD-1074
K-2914BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME C (Take 3, master)Ki-803 AKi-EP-222, Ki-LP-537, Ki-LP-589, Ki-45-5675, S-164, HV-1124, Ki-LP-910, SLP-291, Ki-LP-983, CL-2668, SK-8022, KS-1090, SLP-9-451, PMR-218, PMR-289, PMR-291, SG-110, SLP-962, GTV-108, GT-0006, TLCW-05, CD CH-455, CD KS-3831, CD CHD-1074, CD JSP-7765-D, CD JASM-3588

1. Henry Glover is a black pianist, trumpet player, songwriter and King arranger and A & R producer.

Logo Decca Delmore Brothers

Wednesday, August 24; Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee

LONNIE GLOSSON “Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment”
Lonnie GLOSSON (lead vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), unidentified (string bass)

75211DOWN AT THE BURYING GROUND D (Lonnie Glosson-Alton Delmore)De-46190 1
75212I'VE GOT THE JITTERS OVER YOU (Lonnie Glosson-Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)De-46190CD JASM-3588
75213I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU D (Alton Delmore-Lonnie Glosson)De-46361 1CD JASM-3588
75214I'LL LOVE YOU TILL THE COWS COME HOME
(Alton Delmore-Lonnie Glosson-Rabon Delmore)
De-46361JASM-3588

1. No “A” or “B” side on the Decca 78 rpm of this period.

Logo King Delmore Brothers

Monday, September 19; Sellers Transcription Company, 2102 Jackson Street, Dallas, Texas

WAYNE RANEY
Wayne T. RANEY (lead vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), unidentified (string bass)

K-2938 1I FEEL A STREAK OF LOVE COMING ON (Wayne Raney)Unissued
K-2939 1I’M SQUARE DAB FROM THE COUNTRY (AND THE COUNTRY’S STILL IN ME)
(Wayne Raney-Jean Branch)
Unissued

1. Matrices recut at the Cincinnati studios on October 14, the same master numbers being used. The issued titles are probably from the second session.

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus, tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (vocal chorus, harmonica), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), probably Zeke Turner (electric guitar)

K-2941 1TROUBLE AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES (1) 2
(Alton Delmore-Wayne Raney-Rabon Delmore-Henry Bernard 3)
Ki LP-785Ki LP-983, KS-1090, SLP-962, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7765-D

1. Matrice supposed to be recut at the Cincinnati studios on October 14, the same master number being used. According to Tony Rounce, “Fast Train Through Arkansas” by the Delmores does not exist. The acetate for K-2940 is just a re-dubbing of Maxine “Mac” Luna’s cut K-2831.     2. They are 2 issued versions of “Trouble Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues”: one with medium tempo and equal voices, another slower with the voice of Wayne Raney more important. It is not sure which one was recorded the first. It is possible, too, that the 2 versions came from the second session.     3. Aka Henry Glover.

Friday, October 14; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (lead vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), unidentified (string bass)

K-2938I FEEL A STREAK OF LOVE COMING ON (Wayne Raney)Ki-840 ACD CHD-857
K-2939I’M SQUARE DAB FROM THE COUNTRY (AND THE COUNTRY’S STILL IN ME)
(Wayne Raney-Jean Branch)
Ki-824 AKi-LP-847, CD CHD-857

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (lead vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus, tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), probably Zeke Turner (electric guitar)

K-2941TROUBLE AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES (2)
(Alton Delmore-Wayne Raney-Rabon Delmore-Henry Bernard)
Ki-826 AKi-LP-697, Ki-45-5675

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1950

Thursday, January 5; Possibly Decca Records, New York, New York

Lonnie GLOSSON “Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment” or “Harmonica Solo With Instrumental Accompaniment”
Lonnie GLOSSON (lead vocal G, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), unidentified (vocal harmony G), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), probably Zeke TURNER (electric guitar)

75697TROUBLE AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES G
(Alton Delmore-Wayne Raney-Rabon Delmore-Henry Bernard)
De-46215 1CD JASM-3588
75698PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE G (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)De-46215CD JASM-3588
75699STEEL GUITAR RAG (Leon McAuliffe)De-46227 1
75700DEL RIO BLUES (Lonnie Glosson-Rabon Delmore)De-46227CD JASM-3588

1. No “A” or “B” side on the Decca 78 rpm of this period.

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Circa January; location uncertain

LONESOME WILLIE EVANS 1 “Vocal with Instr. Accomp.” or “With Harmonica and String Accompaniment”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal W, harmonica h), Lonnie GLOSSON (lead vocal G, harmonica h+), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), unidentified (vocal harmony G), possibly Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), probably Roy LANHAM (electric guitar), unidentified (string bass)

DLG-50235HILLBILLY FEVER W h+ 2 (George Vaughn)Ld-16019 ALd-30086 A, CD JASM-3588
DLG-50236900 MILES FROM HOME G h (Loys Southerland) 3Ld-16019 BLd-30086 B

1. Pseudonym for Wayne Raney.     2. Probably the original version with composer George Vaughn Horton being present.     3. Pen name for Wayne Raney. Maiden name of his wife.

HALLELUJAH TRIO “Vocal, with Instrumental Accompaniment”
Probably George Vaughn HORTON (lead vocal V, mandolin), Lonnie GLOSSON (lead vocal G, possibly harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus, guitar), possibly Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), possibly Wayne T. RANEY (vocal chorus, harmonica), probably Roy LANHAM (electric guitar), unidentified (string bass)

DLG-50237WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN V (George Vaughn) sic 1Ld-16020 ACD JASM-3588
DLG-50238THIS TRAIN WILL SOON BE LEAVING G (Lonnie Glosson-Hank Dalton)Ld-16020 BCD JASM-3588

1. Actually Ada Habershon-Charles H. Gabriel and rewriting Alvin Pleasant Carter.

Circa March; location uncertain

LONESOME WILLIE EVANS “Vocal, with Harmonica and String Accompaniment”
Wayne T. RANEY (Lead vocal, harmonica h), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus A, guitar), possibly Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus R, tenor guitar), unidentified (vocal chorus), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica h+), probably Roy LANHAM (electric guitar), unidentified (string bass)

DLG-50278THE SUN HAS GONE DOWN (ON THE ONLY ONE I LOVE) A (Loys Southerland)Ld-16025 A
DLG-50279 LONESOME RAILROAD BLUES R h h+ (Loys Southerland) 3Ld-16025 BCD JASM-3588

1. Masters DLG-50280 to DLG-50293 by Claire "Shanty" Hogan and Teddy Phillips & his Orchestra.

HANK DALTON 1 AND THE BRAKEMEN “Vocal, with Instr. Accomp.”
Probable Ray SMITH (lead vocal S, chœur), Lonnie GLOSSON (lead vocal G, vocal chorus; harmonica h), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus, guitar), probably Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), possibly George Vaughn HORTON (mandoline), probably Roy LANHAM (electric guitar), unidentified (string bass)

DLG-50294HUMMINGBIRD SPECIAL S h (George Vaughn)Ld-16032 2Ld-30085 A, CD JASM-3588
DLG-50295LITTLE GIRL, YOU’RE MEAN TO ME G m (Lonnie Glosson-Hank Dalton)Ld-16032 2Ld-30085 B, CD JASM-3588

1. Pseudonym at once for Alton and a number of artists including Lonnie Glosson and Ray Smith (nothing to do with the Sun artist). There’s no presence of Alton in others Hank Dalton’s sessions.     2. No “A” or “B” side on this 78 rpm.

Circa July; location uncertain

HALLELUJAH TRIO
Rabon A. DELMORE (lead vocal R, vocal on 2nd verse D, vocal chorus; probably tenor guitar), William Alton DELMORE (vocal on 1st verse D, vocal chorus; probably guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (vocal on 3rd verse W, vocal chorus; harmonica), possibly George Vaughn HORTON (mandolin), unidentified (string bass)

DLG 50399JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE R (Traditional)Ld-16036 1
DLG 50400EVERYDAY RELIGION D W(George Vaughn)Ld-16036 1CD JASM-3588

1. No “A” or “B” side on this 78 rpm.

LONESOME WILLIE EVANS
Wayne T. RANEY (lead vocal, harmonica), probably William Alton DELMORE (guitar), possibly Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), possibly Roy LANHAM (electric guitar g), unidentified (fiddle f ), unidentified (string bass)

DLG-50401TROUBLE, THEN SATISFACTION g (Matthew Strange 1-George Vaughn)Ld-16035 2CD JASM-3588
DLG-50402WHIPPOORWILL SONG f (Matthew Strange 1-George Vaughn)Ld-16035 2

1. Pseudonym at once for Alton, Rabon and Raney.     2. No “A” or “B” side on this 78 rpm.

The Raney files mentions the following recorded titles for London: "Sweet memories", "Danced with the Bottle", "Mistreated Blues", "Today Is So Lonely Since You're Gone", "Little Bird", "Bayou Blues", "My Heart Fails Me", "Caroline Boogie Boy", "You'll Never Catch Me Cheatin' Anymore", "Blues in My Dreams", "My Home in the Skies".

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Tuesday, October 3; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), Louis Innis (string bass)

K-3099I’VE DONE AND SOLD MY SOUL (Lonnie Glosson-Wayne Raney)Ki-939 BKi-LP-588, CR-30263, CD KCD-588, CD JSP-7784-D, CD JASM-3588
K-3100PARDON MY WHISKERS (Wayne Raney-Lois Mann)Ki-910 BKi-EP-315, Ki-LP-588, RLP-489, CR-30263, CD KCD-588, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3101I LOVE MY LITTLE YO-YO (Wayne Raney)Ki-939 AKi-EP-315, Ki-LP-588, RLP-489, CD KCD-588, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3102 1OLD FASHIONED MATRIMONY IN MIND (Wayne Raney)Ki-910-ARLP-489, CR-30263, CD BACM-315

1. Masters K-3103 to K-3106 by Clyde Moody.

Thursday, October 5; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), unidentified (background vocal C), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), probably Zeke Turner (electric guitar), unidentified (fiddle), Louis Innis (string bass)

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K-3107EVERYBODY LOVES HER (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-946 AKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-983, PMR-289, CD JSP-7765-D
K-3108LIFE’S TOO SHORT (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-911 BKi-LP-910, PMR-218, CD JSP-7784-A
K-3109FIELD HAND MAN C (Alton Delmore-Lois Mann-Rabon Delmore)Ki-935 AKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-983, KS-1090, PMR-289, SLP-962, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7784-A
K-3110BLUES YOU NEVER LOSE C (Alton Delmore-Henry Glover-Rabon Delmore)Ki-911 AKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-920, Ki-LP-983, PMR-289, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7784-A

Monday, October 9; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (lead vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus, tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), probably Al MYERS (electric guitar), unidentified (fiddle)

K-3111I’M ON MY WAY (Henry Glover-Lois Mann-Eddie Smith 1)Ki-956 ARLP-491, CR-30247, CD BACM-315

1. Eddie Smith is a pianist and a King engineer.

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on verses R; tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), probably Al MYERS (electric guitar e), unidentified (fiddle), unidentified (string bass)

K-3112I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN CARRY ME ON e (Master)
(Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore-Lois Mann)
Ki-927 AKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, CD JSP-7765-D
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN CARRY ME ON e 1 (Alternate take)CD CHD-1074
K-3113PLEASE BE MY SUNSHINE R (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-927 BKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki-LP-983, PMR-289, CD JSP-7765-D

1. The voice heard before the track is that of Henry Glover.

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), Lonnie GLOSSON (harmonica), probably Al MYERS (electric guitar e), unidentified (steel guitar s), Henry GLOVER (piano p), unidentified (string bass), unidentified (fiddle)

K-3114THE FAMILY TREE MUSTA FELL ON ME (Wayne Raney-Lois Mann-Henry Glover)Ki-925 BRLP-491, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3115I AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A TOMCAT’S KITTEN e s (Wayne Raney)Ki-956 BRLP-491, CR-30263, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3116IF YOU’VE GOT THE MONEY, I’VE GOT THE TIME e s p (Lefty Frizzell)Ki-914 ARLP-491, GT4-2197, CR-30247, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3117MY ANNABELLE LEE s (Wayne Raney)Ki-925 AKi-LP-588, RLP-491, CD KCD-588, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3118REAL HOT BOOGIE s (Wayne Raney-Norman 1)Ki-914 BRLP-491, BFX-15167, CR-30247, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D, GT7-2228-2

1. Possibly Norman Luna.

1951

Monday, March 12; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 1

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal chorus C; tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (vocal chorus C, harmonica h), probably Al MYERS (electric guitar 2), unidentified (piano), unidentified (string bass)

K-3172WHO’S GONNA BE LONESOME FOR ME h (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-966 BKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-983, CD JSP-7765-D
K-3173THE GIRL BY THE RIVER C (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)Ki-981 AKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-871, Ki-LP-910, Ki-LP-983, PMR-218, CD JSP-7765-D

1. First session recorded on tape.     2. Played partly in Travis Picking on “Who’s Gonna Be Lonesome for Me”, but Al Myers was known to play in this style.

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band” or “Vocal by Wayne Raney and the Trio” (K-3176, K-3177)
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, or lead vocal W, or vocal chorus C; harmonica h), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus C W, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus C W, tenor guitar), probably Al MYERS (electric guitar), probably Henry GLOVER (piano), unidentified (string bass)

K-3174I HAD MY FINGERS CROSSED (Wayne Raney-Louie Clark)Ki-974 BRLP-489, CR-30247, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D, GT7-2228-2
K-3175YOU BETTER TREAT YOUR MAN RIGHT h (Wayne Raney)Ki-989 ARLP-489, CR-30247, CD CHD-857, GT7-2228-2
K-3176BLUES AT MY DOOR C h (Wayne Raney-Louie Clark)Ki-989 BRLP-489, CR-30247, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3177I WANT A HOME IN DIXIE W (Wayne Raney-Louie Clark)Ki-974 ARLP-489, CR-30263, CD BACM-315, GT7-2228-2

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), probably Al MYERS (electric guitar), probably Henry GLOVER (piano), unidentified (string bass), unidentified (drums)

K-3178THERE’S SOMETHING ‘BOUT LOVE (Rabon Delmore-Alton Delmore)Ki-981 BKi-LP-589, HV-1124, Ki LP-983, PMR-289, CD JSP-7765-D
K-3179TENNESSEE CHOO CHOO (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-966 AKi-LP-697, S-1090, SLP-962, CD JSP-7765-D

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Saturday, August 4; probably Jim Beck Studio, Dallas, Texas

MERCER BROTHERS
Charlie MERCER (vocal, guitar), Wallace MERCER (vocal, tenor guitar), probably Alton DELMORE 1 (guitar), Wayne RANEY (harmonica)

CO-46813IF NICKELS WERE DIMES (Boudleaux Bryant)Co-20871CD Cattle-275
CO-46814WISH BONE (Wallace Mercer)Co-20927CD Cattle-275
CO-46815YOU JUST WAIT AND SEE (Wallace Mercer)Co-20871CD Cattle-275
CO-46816NO PLACE TO HANG MY HAT (Wallace Mercer)Co-20927CD Cattle-275

1. Good friend of the Delmores, 1950s disc jockey and personality in Alabama, Bob McKinnon stated then that Alton played guitar and Wayne Raney harmonica on the 1951 and 1952 Columbia sessions of the Mercer Brothers.

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Sunday, October 21; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), possibly Roy LANHAM (electric guitar e), unidentified (string bass)

K-3262HEADS OR TAILS, I WIN e (Wayne Raney-Louie Clark-Alton Delmore)Ki-1058 BRLP-491, CR-30247, CD BACM-315
K-3263CATFISH BABY e (Wayne Raney)Ki-1058 AKi-LP-588, RLP-491, BFX-15167, CR-30247, CD KCD-588, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3264I’D FEEL JUST LIKE A MILLIONAIRE (Wayne Raney-Louie Clark)Ki-1036 BRLP-492, OHCS-305, CR-30263, CD BACM-315
K-3265REAL GOOD FEELIN’ e (Vediazella McGhee)Ki-1036 ARLP-492, OHCS-305, CR-30247, CD BACM-315

Monday, October 22; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal except R, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, or vocal on verses R; tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), probably Henry GLOVER (piano p), possibly Roy LANHAM (electric guitar), unidentified (string bass)

K-3266I’LL BE THERE (Henry Glover)Ki-1023 AKi-LP-589, HV-1124, KS-1090, PMR-289, SLP-962, CD JSP-7784-A
K-3267HEARTBREAK RIDGE R (Alton Delmore-Lois Mann-Henry Glover-Rabon Delmore)Ki-1005 ACD JSP-7784-A
K-3268GOOD TIME SATURDAY NIGHT p (Alton Delmore-Henry Glover-Rabon Delmore)Ki-1053 AKi-LP-589, HV-1124, PMR-289, CD JSP-7765-D
K-3269 1STEAMBOAT BILL BOOGIE (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-1023 BKi-LP-589, HV-1124, KI-LP-871, PMR-289, CD CH-455, CD JSP-7784-D

1. Masters K-3270 to K-3273 by Moon Mullican (piano instrumentals).

Sunday, October 28; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

BROWN’S FERRY FOUR “Sacred Singing”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone vocal, possibly guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor vocal), Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JONES (baritone vocal, 5-string banjo b), Ulysses “Red” TURNER (bass vocal; probably guitar, or mandolin m)

K-3274THE JUDGEMENT DAY (Alton Delmore)2CD KH-3506-2-2
K-3275THERE’S A PAGE IN THE BIBLE b m (Alton Delmore)Ki-1059 AKi-LP-590, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3276WE SHOULD WALK TOGETHER (Alton Delmore)Ki-1059 BKi-LP-590, PMR-250, CD KCD-590, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-3277I AM A WEARY PILGRIM (Alton Delmore)Ki-1032 BKi-LP-943, PMR-220, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3278HEAVEN ETERNAL FOR ME (Louis M. Jones)Ki-1032 AKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3279 1I’M TRAVELING HOME (Alton Delmore)Unissued

1. Masters # 3280 to 3283 by Grandpa Jones on October 29.

Monday, October 29 1; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

HARLAN COUNTY FOUR “Sacred Singing with String Band” or “Sacred Singing”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone lead vocal A, or baritone vocal; possibly guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor lead vocal R, or tenor vocal), Zeke TURNER 2 (baritone vocal; possibly guitar, or string bass), Ulysses “Red” TURNER 2 (bass vocal; possibly guitar, or mandolin m)

K-3284SHOW ME THE WAY (Alton Delmore)Ki-1121 AAL-1557, CD JSP-7784-C
K-3285GOD WILL GUIDE YOU m (Alton Delmore)Ki-1121 BCD JSP-7784-C
K-3286THE ATOMIC TELEPHONE A (Eddie Smith-Henry Glover-Lois Mann)Ki-1016 BCD JSP-7784-C
K-3287THE TEN COMMANDMENTS R (Lois Mann-Henry Glover-Howie Kay)Ki-1016 AAL-1523, CD JSP-7784-C
K-3288MY FATHER’S MANSION m (Alton Delmore)Ki-1050 BCD JSP-7784-C
K-3289JOHN THREE SIXTEEN m 3 (Delmore-Ulysses Turner)Ki-1050 AAL-1518, NA-101, CD JSP-7784-C
K-3290START TO PRAYING A (Alton Delmore-Lois Mann)Ki-1068 BCD JSP-7784-C
K-3291I CRIED HOLY R (Nettie Dudley)Ki-1068 AAL-1504, CD JSP-7784-C

1. Possibly Tuesday, October 30.     2. No relation; they were at least 3 brothers acts named the Turner Brothers: Zeke & Zeb (real name Grishaw), Ulysses “Red” & Monroe “Lige” and Kenneth & Wayne.     3. In the King files as “John Three Sexteen”!

1952

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Monday, May 19; possibly Jim Beck Studio, Dallas, Texas

MERCER BROTHERS
Charlie MERCER (vocal, guitar), Wallace MERCER (vocal, tenor guitar), probably Alton DELMORE (guitar), Wayne RANEY (harmonica), Doyle STRICKLAND (fiddle)

CO-47983WHAT'S HE GOT THAT I AIN’T GOT (Wallace Mercer)Co-20978CD Cattle-275
CO-47984TELL ME WHO (Jack Logan-Felice Bryant)Co-21031CD Cattle-275
CO-47985IT AIN’T NO USE (Lonny Polk-Guy Willis)Co-21031CD Cattle-275
CO-47986ME AND MY BUSTED HEART (Shorty Long)Co-20978CD Cattle-275

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Wednesday, May 21; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, harmonica 1), William Alton DELMORE (guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor guitar), unidentified (string bass)

K-3383 2I’M REALLY NEEDIN’ YOU (Wayne Raney)Ki-1087 ARLP-489, CR-30263, CD BACM-315
K-3384UNDERTAKIN’ DADDY (Wayne Raney)Ki-1116 ARLP-489, CR-30247, CD CHD-857
UNDERTAKIN’ DADDY (Same take without dubbed harmonica)CD CHD 857

1. Enregistré en re-recording.     2.Marked K-3382 both on the single and on the 78 rpm King 1087.

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), unidentified (string bass)

K-3385HOW YOU GONNA GET YOUR LOVIN’ DONE (Alton Delmore)Ki-1113 ACD JSP-7784-A, CD JASM-3588

WAYNE RANEY “Vocal with String Band”
Wayne T. RANEY (vocal, or lead vocal W, harmonica), William Alton DELMORE (vocal chorus D, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal chorus D, tenor guitar), unidentified (string bass)

K-3386WHEN THEY LET THE HAMMER DOWN W D
(Wayne Raney-Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)
Ki-1116 BRLP-489, BFX-15167, CR-30263, CD CHD-857, CD JSP-7784-D
K-3387BEATIN’ ROUND THE BUSH (Wayne Raney-Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-1087 BRLP-492, OHCS-305, CR-30247, CD BACM-315

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), Wayne T. RANEY (harmonica), probably Zeke Turner (electric guitar), unidentified (string bass)

K-3388GOT NO WAY OF KNOWING (Alton Delmore)Ki 1084-B
K-3389I SAID GOODNIGHT MY DARLING (BUT YOU SAID GOODBYE TO ME)
(Alton Delmore)
Ki-1113 BCD JSP-7784-A
K-3390MUDDY WATER (Alton Delmore)Ki-1084 AKi-LP-589, Ki-45-5224, HV-1124, KS-1090, PMR-289, CD CH-455

1. Masters K-3391 to K-3394 by Randall Parker.

Friday, May 23; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

BROWN’S FERRY FOUR “Sacred Singing” or “Sacred Singing with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone lead vocal A, or baritone vocal; guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor vocal), unidentified (baritone vocal, probably guitar), Ulysses “Red” TURNER (bass vocal, mandolin)

K-3395THE ARM OF GOD A (Alton Delmore)Ki-1114 AKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-910 1, Ki-LP-943, PMR-218 1, PMR-220, PMR-222, PMR-299 1, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD 3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3396BOUND FOR THE SHORE (Mrs C. E. Delmore 2-Alton Delmore)Ki-1086 BKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3397ETERNITY WITHOUT HIM (Dolores Rader-Ulysses Turner-Alton Delmore)Ki-1086 AKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3398CAN’T YOU HEAR HIM CALLING (Ulysses Turner-Alton Delmore)Ki-1114 BKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-920, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, SD-3017, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2

1. Issued as Delmore Brothers.     2. Mrs C. E. Delmore is Alton and Rabon’s mother. Copyrighted in 1926.

Sunday, August 17; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

CLYDE MOODY AND BROWN’S FERRY FOUR “Sacred Singing”
Clyde MOODY (baritone lead vocal, probably guitar), William Alton DELMORE (baritone vocal, possibly guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor vocal, tenor guitar g), Ulysses “Red” TURNER (bass vocal, mandolin m)

K-3453I FEEL LIKE TRAVELING ON g (William Hunter-James D. Vaughan)Ki-1177 AGl-S-1002, AL-1518, NA-101, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-3454I NEED THE PRAYERS (2) 1 (James D. Vaughan)Ki-1133 AAL-1504, NA-103, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-3455THE UNCLOUDED DAY m (Reverend J. K. Alwood)Ki-1177 B2 CD KH-3506-2-2
K-3456 2THROUGH THE PEARLY GATE g (Clyde Moody)Ki-1133 BAL-1523, NA-102, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-299, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD GT7-0961-2

1. Recorded by the Delmores on August 3, 1937, as “I Need the Prayers of Those I Love”.     2. Masters K-3457 to K-3460 by Clyde Moody without the Delmore Brothers.

Thursday, August 28; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

BROWN’S FERRY FOUR “Sacred singing”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone lead vocal on verses A, or baritone vocal; probably guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (tenor lead vocal on verses R, or tenor vocal), unidentified (baritone vocal, possibly guitar), Ulysses “Red” TURNER (bass vocal, mandolin m)

K-3461WHEN THE REDEEMED ARE GATHERING IN m (Johnson Oatman Jr-W. H. Dutton)Ki-1209 ASD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD JSP-7784-C
K-3462PRAISE GOD! HE LOVES EVERYBODY A m (Alton Delmore)Ki-1153 BKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3463YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN R (Ulysses Turner)Ki-1153 AKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2
K-3464WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS m (Alton Delmore-Merrill R. Vaughn)Ki-1209 BKi-LP-822, Ki-LP-943, PMR-220, PMR-222, PMR-299, SD-3017, CD SD-3017-2, CD KCD-822, 2 CD KH-3506-2-2, CD KG-0551-2, CD GT7-0961-2

Friday, August 29; King Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

DELMORE BROTHERS “Vocal with String Band”
William Alton DELMORE (lead vocal, guitar), Rabon A. DELMORE (vocal harmony, tenor guitar), Ulysses “Red” TURNER (possibly response C, possibly string bass), Wayne RANEY (harmonica h), unidentified (electric guitar, possibly response C)

K-3465THAT OLD TRAIN h (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-1141 ACD BACM-044
K-3466THE TRAIL OF TIME (Alton Delmore)Ki-1158 AKi-LP-785, Ki-LP-920, Ki-LP-983, CD JSP-7765-D
K-3467I NEEDED YOU (Rabon Delmore)Ki-1141 BCD BACM-044
K-3468WHATCHA GONNA GIMME C h (Alton Delmore-Rabon Delmore)Ki-1158 B

Logo Acme Delmore Brothers

Probably at the end of the year; possibly Bristol, Tennessee

ALTON DELMORE AND THE BROWN'S FERRY FOUR “Quartet with Guitars”
William Alton DELMORE (baritone vocal, guitar), probably Clyde MOODY (baritone vocal), unidentified (tenor vocal), unidentified (bass vocal)

UnidentifiedTHE DEVIL IS MOUNTED 1 (Delmoer) sicAcme-1110 APMR-125, CD OH-4160
UnidentifiedGONNA ROWE MY BOAT (sic) 1 (Delmoer) sicAcme-1110 BPMR-125, PMR-299, CD OH-4160
UnidentifiedPEACEFUL HOME (A. L. Phipps) 2PMR-125PMR-299, CD OH-4160
UnidentifiedGONNA FLY AWAY WITH CHRIST (A. L. Phipps) 2PMR-125PMR-299, CD OH-4160

1. Composer credit is A. L. Phipps on PMR LP’s but is Delmoer (very probably Alton Delmore) on the original 78 rpm.     2. Composer credit is A. L. Phipps on PMR LP’s but it is probably Alton Delmore.

Logo Linco Delmore Brothers

Probably 1959

Unknown date; Fayetteville, Tennessee

ALTON DELMORE
William Alton DELMORE (vocal, guitar), unidentified (guitar), unidentified (drum d), unidentified (piano p)

K80W-8727THUNDER ACROSS THE BORDER d (Alton Delmore)Linco-1315 1
K80W-8728GOOD TIMES IN MEMPHIS p (Alton Delmore)Linco-1315 1

1. No “A” or “B” side on this single

Steam loco Delmore Brothers

Any addition or correction welcome. Your name quoted.