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LUKE GORDON
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY - PART 4

NOTE THAT SOME TITLES ARE ADJUSTED!

NOTE THAT TOTAL PLAYING TIME REFERRING TO THE ORIGINAL RELEASE.
PLAYING TIME MIGHT BE DIFFERENT FOR LATER RELEASES OF THE SAME SONG.

Late 1954/Early 1955
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Bernarr Graham “Buzz” Busbice (mandolin *); John Humbird Duffey (dobro); Calvin Scott “Scotty” Stoneman (fiddle);
Oscar James “Jimmy” Stoneman (stg. bass)
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman
CP-4571GOIN’ CRAZY - #1A (Luke Gordon)
(1A master) Total playing time 2:27.8
L&C LP-0014

GOIN’ CRAZY - #1B (Luke Gordon)
(1B - as 1A master, but sped up) Total playing time 2:21
Spin-O-Rama S/M-137
CP-4572GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD *
Total playing time 2:27.6
L&C LP-0014
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS-156
Spin-O-Rama M/S-137
Premier PM/PS-9037
Coronet CXS-246
Dixie CD-5555 (NL)
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
One Media Publishing (digital)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-4572TAKE ME FOR THE FOOL THAT I AM - #1 (Luke Gordon) *
Total playing time 2:21.8
L&C LP-0014
Spin-O-Rama M/S-108
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS-156
Premier PM/PS-9041
CP-4571ON THE BANKS OF THE OLD PONTCHARTRAIN (Ramona Vincent/Hank Williams) *
Total playing time 2:44.5
L&C LP-0014
World Artists Prod. WACD-106
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-4572IS IT WRONG - #1A
(1A master) Total playing time 2:06.4
L&C LP-0014
CP-4572IS IT WRONG - #1B
(1B - as 1A master, but sped up) Total playing time 2:01.2
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
1955
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.
(This session went on all day, mainly repeating the songs from the first session & some new ones – according to the late Ric Nelson)

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Bernarr Graham “Buzz” Busbice (mandolin); Ric Nelson (dobro); Calvin Scott “Scotty” Stoneman (fiddle);
Oscar James “Jimmy” Stoneman (stg. bass)
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman
CP-4572DON’T SAY GOODBYE IF YOU LOVE ME (Luke Gordon)
(A1 master) Total playing time 3:02.4
L&C LP-0014
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-4572DON’T SAY GOODBYE IF YOU LOVE ME (Luke Gordon)
(A2 - as A1 master, but sped up) Total playing time 2:55.0
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
GOIN' CRAZY - #2 (Luke Gordon)Unissued
Possible GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BADUnissued
Possible TAKE ME FOR THE FOOL THAT I AMUnissued
Possible ON THE BANKS OF THE OLD PONTCHARTRAINUnissued
Possible IS IT WRONGUnissued
Possible other unknown titlesUnissued
1955
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Bernarr Graham “Buzz” Busbice (mandolin); Homer “Curley” Smith (fiddle); Donald “Don” West (stl gtr); Oscar James “Jimmy” Stoneman (stg. bass)
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman
CP-4571I BELIEVE I’M ENTITLED TO YOU (Cliff Carlisle/Mel Foree/Chester Rice)
Total playing time 2:42.4
L&C LP-0014
World Artists Prod. WACD-104
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-4572SWING WIDE YOUR GATE OF LOVE (Hank Thompson)
Total playing time 2:18.6
L&C LP-0014
World Artists Prod. WACD-104
World Artists Prod. WACD-106
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-4571LET THIS KISS BID YOU GOODBYE - #1A (Luke Gordon)
(1A master) Total playing time 2:21.6
L&C LP-0014

LET THIS KISS BID YOU GOODBYE - #1B (Luke Gordon)
(1B - as 1A master, but sped up) Total playing time 2:15.8
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-4571WHEN IT’S TIME (FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS TO SING) - #1A (Alton Delmore - arr. Luke Gordon)
(1A master) Total playing time 2:22.2
L&C LP-0014

WHEN IT’S TIME (FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS TO SING) - #1B (Alton Delmore - arr. Luke Gordon)
(1B - as 1A master, but sped up) Total playing time 2:15.8
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
CP-4572LONELY HEARTACHE (Luke Gordon)
(A1 master - Long version with compl. instr. break) Ca. 2:34.5 (Instr. break ca. 0:58)
L&C LP-0014
S-1336LONELY HEARTACHE (Luke Gordon)
(A2 - Short version with speed slowed down & instr. break cut-off ca. 30 seconds at the end of break compared to A1)
Ca. 2:10
Empire 45-512
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)

LONELY HEARTACHE (Luke Gordon)
(A3 - as A1 master, but with added echo) Ca. 2:33
Spin-O-Rama M/S-108
Mount Vernon Music MVM/MVS-156
Premier PM/PS-9041
World Artists WACD-106

LONELY HEARTACHE (Luke Gordon)
(A4 - as A1 master, but sped up) Ca. 2:29
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
April 16, 1955
Capital Transcriptions, 11th & G Street N.W., Washington D.C.

Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman

GOIN' CRAZY - #3 (Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 3:11.0
L&C 45-550
Starday 45-550
Dixie CD-5555 (NL)
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
Starday Custom, Vol. 2 (bootleg)
B.A.C.M. CD D 385 (UK)
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
One Media Publishing (digital)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)

MARRIED LIFE (Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 2:41.6
L&C 45-550
Starday 45-550
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
1955
Capital Transcriptions, 11th & G Street N.W., Washington D.C.

Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman

LET THIS KISS BID YOU GOODBYE - #2 (Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 3:03.3
Starday 45-555M
Ace LTD 603 (DE)

BABY’S GONE (Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 2:16.9
Starday 45-555
Ace LTD 603 (UK)
Dixie CD-5555 (NL)
Starday LP-218 (bootleg)
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
Cactus OFF-CD-5065
Starday Custom, Vol. 2 (bootleg)
B.A.C.M. CD D 285 (UK)
One Media Publishing (digital)
1955
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Frederick Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. (lead guitar); Vernon "Ray Vernon" Wray (guitar); John "Johnny" "Pancake" Norris (steel guitar); Unknown (stg. bass)
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman

CHRISTMAS IN TENNESSEE (Harlow/Williams)
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS -156
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
Dec. 31, 1955
Live, Capital Arena, 14th Street, WashingtonD.C. – “TOWN & COUNTRY JAMBOREE” - WMAL-TV

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); James Ray "Jimmy" Dean (accordion); Walter "Buck" Ryan (fiddle); Herbert "Herbie" Jones (rhythm guitar); Marcin Carroll (steel guitar); Mary Klick (stg. bass)

HONKY TONKIN' (Hank Williams)
World Artists Prod. WACD-102

HANK WILLIAMS MEDLEY:

01) A MANSION ON THE HILL (Fred Rose/Hank Williams)
02) NEVER AGAIN (WILL I KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR) (Hank Williams)
03) MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS (Hank Williams)
04) (I HEARD THAT) LONESOME WHISTLE - #1 (Hank Williams/Jimmie Davis)
05) HONKY TONK BLUES (Hank Williams)
06) I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU (Hank Williams)
07) COLD, COLD HEART (Hank Williams)
08) KAW-LIGA (Hank Williams/Fred Rose)
09) YOUR CHEATIN' HEART (Hank Williams)
10) LOVESICK BLUES (Irving Mills/Cliff Friend)

World Artists Prod. WACD-102

FADED LOVE AND WINTER ROSES - #1 (Fred Rose)
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
1955-56
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Dub Howington or Harold "Harry" Wade or Wade Holmes (el. guitar); Don West or Michael "Mickey" Woodeard (steel guitar); Curley Smith or Walter "Buck" Ryan or Marvin West (fiddle); John Humbird (dobro)
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman

CHANGING COMPANY - #1 (Luke Gordon)
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS -156
Spin-O-Rama M/S -137
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)

PASTURES GREEN - #1 (Luke Gordon)
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS -156
Spin-O-Rama M/S -137
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
1955-56
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Wade Holmes (lead guitar); Don Howington (el. guitar); Don West (steel guitar); Unknown (stg. bass)
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman

RACETRACK BLUES - #1 (Luke Gordon)
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS -156
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)

THE DARK YEARS AHEAD (Luke Gordon)
Mount Vernon MVM/MVS -156
World Artists Prod. WACD-101
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
Ca. April 1956
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); poss. Curley Smith (fiddle); others unknown
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman
ST-45-565-ABIG NEW DANCE (Luke Gordon)
Starday 45-565
Dixie CD-5555 (NL)
World Artists WACD-102
Starday Custom, Vol. 2 (bootleg)
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
ST-45-565-BJUST DOIN’ WHAT’S RIGHT (Luke Gordon)
Starday 45-565
Ace LTD 603 (UK)
World Artists WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
Ca. June 1956
Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); poss. Curley Smith (fiddle); others unknown
Producer Benjamin “Ben” Adelman
HO-577-AIS IT WRONG - #2 (Luke Gordon)
Starday 45-577
HO-577-BWHAT CAN YOU DO? (Luke Gordon)
Starday 45-577
Dixie CD-5555 (NL)
Starday Custom, Vol. 2 (bootleg)
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
1956
Rite Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Willie Murray "Billy" Adams (ac. rhythm guitar); Charles "Charlie" Adams (el. lead guitar); Curtis May (stg. bass)
CP-1331DON’T CRAMP MY STYLE - #1 (Luke Gordon/Billy Adams)
Quincy 932
World Artists Prod. WACD-104
June 1958
Falls Church, VA (Luke had a small studio on the 2nd floor on a gasoline station near Fairfax, VA - just a few miles from Falls Church - maybe this studio was used)

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Dub Howington (el. guitar); Don West (steel guitar); Unknown (stg. bass)
Producer Gordon R. Brown
CP-1559THE FOOL THAT I AM - #2 (Luke Gordon) Quincy 933
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
CP-1560MUSTACHE ON THE CABBAGE HEAD - #1 (Luke Gordon) Quincy 933
Collector CLCD-4464 (NL)
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Collector (NL – digital) Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
October/November 1958
Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Scotty Stoneman (fiddle/twin fiddle overdub); Donna LaVerne Stoneman (mandolin); Peggy Brain Stoneman (dobro); Jimmy Stoneman (stg. bass)
Producer Don Owens
CP-4571DARK HOLLOW - #1 (Bill Browning)
Total playing time 2:52.4
L&C LP-0014
45-5803DARK HOLLOW - #2 (Bill Browning)
Total playing time 2:52.0
Blue Ridge 502
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
45-5804YOU MAY BE SOMEONE (WHERE YOU COME FROM) - #1 (Don Owens)
Total playing time 2:09.8
Blue Ridge 502
Bark Log BL-6 (UK)
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
1959
Falls Church, VA (Luke had a small studio on the 2nd floor on a gasoline station near Fairfax, VA - just a few miles from Falls Church - maybe this studio was used)

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Dub Howington or Harry Wade or Wade Holmes (el. guitar); Don West or Mickey Woodward (steel guitar); Curley Smith or Buck Ryan (fiddle); Marvin West or John Humbird Duffey (dobro)

WHEN YOU CROSS YOUR HEART (Clairborne/Davis/Dean/Stone) Spin-O-Rama M/S-108
Mount Vernon Music MVM/MVS -156
Premier PM/PS-9041
World Artists Prod. WACD-106
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)

WHY DO YOU TREAT ME THIS WAY (Hope Harlow/Link Wray) Spin-O-Rama M/S-108
Mount Vernon Music MVM/MVS -156
Premier PM/PS-9041
World Artists Prod. WACD-106
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
April 19, 1959
Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); others unknown
Producer Don Owens
45-6007EIGHT YEARS IN ATLANTA (Don F. Owens)
Total playing time 2:40.1
Blue Ridge 506
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
45-6008WHEN IT’S TIME (FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS TO SING) - #2 (Alton Delmore - arr. Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 2:43.1
Blue Ridge 506
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
1959
Live, Washington D.C. – “DON OWENS’ JAMBOREE” - WTTG-TV

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Donna LaVerne Stoneman (mandolin); Ric Nelson (dobro); Jack Cooke (stg. bass)

I’M FREE AT LAST (Ernest Tubb) World Artists Prod. WACD-101
World Artists Prod. WACD-105

I SAW THE LIGHT (Hank Williams) World Artists Prod. WACD-105

A MANSION ON THE HILL - #2 (Fred Rose/Hank Williams) World Artists Prod. WACD-105

WHEN IT’S TIME (FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS TO SING) - #3 (Alton Delmore - arr. Luke Gordon) World Artists Prod. WACD-105

JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) (Hank Williams) World Artists Prod. WACD-105

I’LL BE A BACHELOR ‘TIL I DIE (Hank Williams) World Artists Prod. WACD-105
Spring 1961
Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W., Washington D.C.

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Wade Holmes (el. guitar); Bill Yates (harmony vcl./stg. bass); Wayne Yates (harmony vcl./guitar); Curley Smith (fiddle)
Producer Don Owens
S-1335THIRTEEN STEPS AWAY - #1 (Merle Haggard/Eddie Burris) Empire 45-512
Spin-O-Rama M/S-108
Spin-O-Rama M/S-126
Premier PM/PS-9041
World Artists Prod. WACD-104
B.A.C.M. CD D 393 (UK)
Synergie OMP/The Orchard (digital)
July 4, 1961
Live, Oak Leaf Park, Luray, VA (a small handful invited to perform at Bill Clifton's first-ever one day Bluegrass Festival)

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); with Red Allen's band, incl. Franklin Delano Roosevelt "Frank" Wakefield (mandolin); William Hundley "Bill" Emmerson (5 stg. banjo)

WHEN IT’S TIME (FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS TO SING) - #4 (Alton Delmore - arr. Luke Gordon) Unissued

YOU MAY BE SOMEONE (WHERE YOU COME FROM) - #2 (Don Owens) Unissued

THE FOOL THAT I AM - #3 (Luke Gordon) Unissued

DARK HOLLOW - #3 (Bill Browning) Unissued

YOU’RE GONNA CHANGE (OR I’M GONNA LEAVE) (Hank Williams) Unissued

I CAN’T HELP IT (IF I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) (Hank Williams) Unissued
1965
Wynwood Studio, Falls Church, VA

Luke Gordon (vocal/acoustic guitar); Daniel Mark "Danny" Pendelton (steel guitar); Harry Wade (guitar); others unknown
Producer Pete Kuykendall
8018/
ZTSB-110852
LOVE’S FANTASY (Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 2:02.4
Nashville NV-5271
World Artists Prod. WACD-102
8019/
ZTSB-110853
THRESHOLD TO HEAVEN (Luke Gordon)
Total playing time 1:57.7
Nashville NV-5271
World Artists Prod. WACD-102





DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT; THE LATE LUKE GORDON; THE LATE RIC NELSON; AL TURNER; KENT HEINEMAN; DAVE SAX & SVEIN MARTIN PEDERSEN with thanks to Tom Mindte; Walt Saunders; Johan Lofstedt; Andy Brown; Tom Sims; Dave Penny; Tapio Väisänen; Phil Tricker; Adam Komorowski.

PART 1 - LUKE GORDON - LISTING OF HIS SONGS

PART 2 - LUKE GORDON 45s & EP LABEL SCANS

PART 3 - LUKE GORDON ALBUM SCANS


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