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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Malcolm Yelvington discography II

Malcolm Yelvington Discography, Part II: Session Discography

In many ways, the following session discograhy is redundant to the first part of the Malcolm Yelvington discography. However, it contains more detailed info on the recording sessions, including originally unreleased recordings and also recordings which were recorded by Yelvington as a backup musician or as part of a group. Additions and corrections are appreciated.
Malcolm Yelvington and the Star Rhythm Boys, from left to right: Miles Winn, Gordon Mashburn, Malcolm Yelvington, Jake Riles, unknown, early 1950s.
Recorded October 10, 1954, at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Gordon Mashburn (ld gtr), Miles Winn (st gtr), Reece (or Lavern) Fleming (pno/vcl), Jake Riles (bs)

"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" (Sticks McGee; J. Williams) - Sun 211
"Just Rolling Along" (Reece Fleming) - Sun 211

Recorded January 12, 1955, at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Gordon Mashburn (ld gtr), Miles Winn (st gtr), prob. Reece Fleming (pno), Jake Riles (bs)

"Yakety Yak" [version 1] (Reece Fleming; Gordon Mashburn) - Sun unissued
"Yakety Yak" [version 2] (Reece Fleming; Gordon Mashburn) - Sun unissued
"Blues in the Bottom of My Shoes (I've Got the Blues" [version 1] (Reece Fleming) - Sun unissued
"Blues in the Bottom of My Shoes (I've Got the Blues" [version 2] (Reece Fleming) - Sun unissued

Recorded 1955 at Meteor Studio (1794 Chelsea Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Miles Winn (st gtr), Frank Tolley (pno), Jake Riles (bs/vcl)

"A Gal Named Joe" (Reece Fleming) - Meteor 5022
"Yakety Yak" (Reece Fleming; Gordon Mashburn) - Meteor 5022

Recorded 1956 in Covington, Tennessee
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl) with unknown musicians

"It's Me Baby" [demo] (Reece Fleming) - unissued
"Rockin' with My Baby" [demo] (Malcolm Yelvington) - unissued

Recorded February 2, 1956, at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Gordon Mashburn (ld gtr), Frank Tolley (pno), Jake Riles (bs),  Billy Weirs (dms)

"It's Me Baby" (Reece Fleming) - Sun 246
"It's Me Baby" [alternate take] (Reece Fleming) - Sun unissued
"Rockin' with My Baby" (Malcolm Yelvington) - Sun 246
"Rockin' with My Baby" [alternate take 1] (Malcolm Yelvington) - Sun unissued
"Rockin' with My Baby" [alternate take 2] (Malcolm Yelvington) - Sun unissued
"Gonna Have Myself a Ball" (Reece Fleming) - Sun unissued

Recorded July 22, 1957, and October 5, 1957, at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Roland Janes (ld gtr), unk (pno/bs), Jimmy Van Eaton (dms)

"First and Last Love" [version 1] (unknown) - Sun unissued
"First and Last Love" [version 2] (unknown) - Sun unissued
"It's My Trumpet (And I'm Gonna Blow It)" [version 1] (Louie Moore) - Sun unissued
"It's My Trumpet (And I'm Gonna Blow It)" [version 2] (Louie Moore) - Sun unissued
"It's My Trumpet (And I'm Gonna Blow It)" [version 3] (Louie Moore) - Sun unissued
"Mr. Blues" [version 1] (Louie Moore) - Sun unissued
"Mr. Blues" [version 2] (Louie Moore) - Sun unissued
"Did I Ask You to Stay" [version 1] (unknown) - Sun unissued
"Did I Ask You to Stay" [version 2] (unknown) - Sun unissued
"Goodbye Marie" [version 1] (Reece Fleming) - Sun unissued
"Goodbye Marie" [version 2] (Reece Fleming) - Sun unissued

Recorded ca.1957/1958 at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr)

"Ocean (Goin' to the Sea)" (unknown) - Sun unissued
"Let the Moon Say Goodbye" (unknown) - Sun unissued

Recorded 1971 at Chelsea Studio (Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl) with unknown musicians

"Disappointed" (Malcolm Yelvington) - unissued

Recorded 1974 at Glo-Lite Studio (Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Bubba Feathers (ld gtr), Red Hadley (pno/vcl), Charlie Feathers (bs)², Marcus Van Story (bs/h³), Leslie Van Story (dms)

"Goodbye Marie" (Reece Fleming) - Shelby County EP 001
"Way Down Blues" ² ³ (Reece Fleming) - Shelby County EP 001
"Rockin' with Red" (William Lee Perryman; Red Hadley) - Shelby County EP 001

Recorded 1974 at Quinton Claunch Studios (Memphis, Tennessee) and May 15, 1976 at Globe Studios (Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Marcus Van Story (vcl), Bubba Feathers (ld gtr), Charlie Feathers (bs), 'Choctaw' (bs), 'Memphis Cat' (dms)

"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee" (Sticks McGhee; J. Williams) - Barrelhouse LP BH011
"Shim Sham Shimmy" () - Barrelhouse LP BH011
"Shot Gun Boogie" (Tennessee Ernie Ford) - Barrelhouse LP BH011

Recorded 1980 at Sam Phillips Recording Service (639 Madison Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl) with unknown musicians

"Goin' Downtown" (Reece Fleming) - LP RB1001


Recorded 1988 live in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr),
Eddie Jones (ld gtr), Dave Travis (gtr), Terry Keating (st gtr), Alan Wilson (bs), Howard Tible (dms), Teddy Redell (pno/vcl)

"Move It On Over" (Hank Williams) - Collector CD CLCD 4403
"(Gonna) Have Myself a Ball" (Malcolm Yelvington; Reece Fleming)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Goodbye Marie" (Reece Fleming)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Disapointed" (Malcolm Yelvington)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Trumpet" (Louie Moore)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Hey, Good Lookin'" (Hank Williams)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Tennessee Saturday Night" (Billy Hughes)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" (Stick McGhee; J. Williams)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Mr. Blues" (Malcolm Yelvington)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"A Gal Named Joe" (Reece Fleming)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Yakety Yak" (Gordon Mashburn; Reece Fleming)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"It's Me, Baby" (Reece Fleming)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"With Me Baby" (Malcolm Yelvington)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" (Sticks McGhee; J. Williams)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"Yakety Yak" (Gordon Mashburn; Reece Fleming)
- Collector CD CLCD 4403
"I'll Fly Away"
(Trad.; arr. Malcolm Yelvington; Tedy Redell) - Collector CD CLCD 4403

Recorded 1993 at unknown recording place
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl) with the Carpenter Crew

"I'm Thankful For" () - cassette label no.#

Recorded February 1992 at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Carl Perkins (vcl/gtr), Scotty Moore (ld gtr), Malcolm Yelvington (bs), Stan Perkins, Greg Perkins, D.J. Fontana, Paul Burlison, James Lott, Donnie Baer, Johnny Black, Willie Rainsford, Joe Schenk , Marcus Van Story

unknown tracks - Belle Meade CD BMCD-192

Note: Yelvington played bass on several track recorded on this session but it is not clear on which he participates. Also, it is not clear which musicians of the above mentioned perform which instruments.

Recorded July 30, 1995, in Memphis, Tennessee
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl/gtr), Mack Stevens (vcl/gtr/bs), Fuzzy Whitener (gtr)


"Gal Named Joe" (Reece Fleming) - Freedonia EP-102
"There's a Little Life Left in This Old Boy Yet" (Mack Stevens) - Freedonia EP-102
"Goodbye Marie" (Reece Fleming) - Freedonia EP-102

Recorded 1991-1997 at Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee)
Malcolm Yelvington (vcl), unk (ld gtr/pno/bs/dms)

"Yakety Yak" (Gordon Mashburn; Reece Fleming) - 706 CD 70397
"It's Me Baby" (Reece Fleming)
- 706 CD 70397
"You're the One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"Fast Living" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"Disappointed" (Malcolm Yelvington)
- 706 CD 70397
"Rocking With My Baby" (Malcolm Yelvington)
- 706 CD 70397
"Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy" (Harry Stone; Jack Stapp)
- 706 CD 70397
"Make Yourself At Home In My Heart" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"Love Me Tender" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"Hillbilly Rocking Man" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"There's a Little Life Left in This Old Boy Yet" (Mack Stevens)
- 706 CD 70397
"My Happitiness" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)" (Merle Travis; Tex Williams)
- 706 CD 70397
"Little Girl of Four" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"Walk Talk Sing" ()
- 706 CD 70397
"I'm Thankful" ()
- 706 CD 70397

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