LINK DAVIS ( 07/08/14-02/05/72)

 

Based on the first Link’s disco issued by Ray Topping, with the great help of Kevin Coffey / Andrew Brown ,Link Davis Sr

Bruce Bastin, Marc Savoy and my own researches.

Any additions really welcome !!!!

 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS RAMBLERS                                                                                                                                                                                     Dallas, June 19, 1937

 

Vcl-1/fiddle with Joe Holley, fiddle; Earl Driver, alto sax; Loran Mitchell, piano;

J B Brinkley, guitar/vocal-2; Morris Deason, guitar/tenor banjo/vocal; Jimmie McAdoo, bass.

 

DAL-371-2           TIRED OF ME-1                                                                                                                                                                                     VOCALION 03707

DAL-376-1           TELL ME PRETTY MAMA-2                                                                                                                                               VOCALION 03707

 

Note: Other sides from this session feature Davis on fiddle only.

 

 

LINK DAVIS and the Blue Bonnet Play boys                                                                                                                                                    Houston warehouse ?,early 47

 

Vcl-1/fiddle with Lee Bell, elec. gtr /vcl-2; Clyde Brewer, fiddle/elec. mandolin; Joe Davis, guitar;

Shang Kennedy, bass; Jack Kennedy, piano; Merle Powell, drums..

 

IF 9 PRETTY BLONDE -1                                                                                                                                                                                                 IMPERIAL 8004, BACM 307

IF10 TIRED OF BEING LONESOME -2                                                                                                                                                   IMPERIAL 8008, BACM 307

IF11 BORN TO LOVE YOU -2                                                                                                                                                                                   IMPERIAL 8004, BACM 307

IF12 WHY DID YOU GO AWAY ? -2                                                                                                                                                               IMPERIAL 8008, BACM 307

 

 

LINK DAVIS and the Blue Bonnet Playboys                                                                                                                                                       KRIC radio station,Beaumont,1947

 

Vcl-1/fiddle with Lee Bell, elec. gtr /vcl-2; Clyde Brewer, fiddle/elec. mandolin; Joe Davis, guitar;

Shang Kennedy, bass; Jack Kennedy, piano; Merle Powell, drums.

 

IF 17  I’M TIRED -2                                                                                                                                                                                                                   IMPERIAL 8009, BACM 307

IF 18  I’M WAITING FOR YOU -1                                                                                                                                                                      IMPERAIL 8009, BACM 307

 

 

Vcl/fiddle with Lee Bell, gtr/ ; Clyde Brewer, fiddle/electric mandolin; Mancel Tierney, piano;

Deacon Anderson or Ted Hardy, steel guitar; Shang Kennedy, bass; Merle Powell, drums.

 

 

IF 35  RICE AND GRAVY BLUES                                                                                                                                                                        IMPERIAL 8018, KK CD06,COL CD5341/5594, BACM307

IF 38  RICE AND GRAVY BOOGIE                                                                                                                                                                 IMPERIAL 8018, KK CD06, BACM 307

 

 

Vcl-1/fiddle with possibly Clyde Brewer, fiddle; Lee Bell, gtr/vcl-2; possibly Deacon Anderson, steel guitar;

Mancel Tierney, piano; Shang Kennedy, bass; Merle Powell, drums.

 

IF 36  BROKEN HEART -1                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BAYOU 3001, BACM 307

IF 37  YOU PLAYED AROUND -2                                                                                                                                                                  BAYOU 3001, KK CD06, COL CD5594, BACM 307

 

 

Vcl/fiddle with Lee Bell, elec. gtr ; Clyde Brewer, elec. mandolin; Harris Dodd, steel guitar;

Cotton Erwin, tenor sax; Mancel Tierney, piano; Shang Kennedy, bass; Merle Powell, drums.

 

IF 39   STEEL GUITAR JUMP                                                                                                                                                                                   IMPERIAL 8030, KK CD06, BACM 307

IF 40   LEAVE MY BLUES BEHIND                                                                                                                                                                unissued

IF 41  YOU LOWDOWN CONCEITED DOG                                                                                                                                      IMPERIAL 8030, BACM 307

IF 42   TEXAS SWING                                                                                                                                                                                                             unissued, KK CD24, BACM 307

 

 

LINK DAVIS and the Blue Bonnet Playboys                                                                                                                                                  KRIC radio station, Beaumont, 1947

 

Vcl/fiddle with Lee Bell, gtr /vcl; other details uncertain. 

 

IF 57   YOU LOVE ME TOO LATE                                                                                                                                                                    IMPERIAL 8025, BACM 307

IF 58   I’M GRIEVING OVER YOU                                                                                                                                                                  IMPERIAL 8025, BACM 307

IF 59   I DON’T NEED YOU NOW                                                                                                                                                                  unissued

IF 60   THE DAY IS SURE TO COME                                                                                                                                                           unissued

 

Note : IF 55-56 are Lee Bell numbers

 

 

CLIFF BRUNER & his Texas Wanderers                                                                                                                                                                ACA studio,Houston, Aug 1, 1949

 

Cliff Bruner, fiddle; Dewey Lee Bell, gtr; Gerald Henry “Cotton” Erwin,clt; John Wallace, string bass;

Robert Lee “Bob” Dunn, steel gtr; John Courville, drums ;Link Davis,vcl/fiddle

 

ACA 1176 UNFAITHFUL ONE ( Vcl:Cliff Bruner )                                                                                                                AYO 103,MODERN 20-698

ACA 1177 SAN ANTONIO BLUES ( Vcl:Link Davis )                                                                                                           AYO 103, MODERN 20-698, BF BCD15932,ACE CDCHD893

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Quinn Recording Co., Houston, Dec 49/early Jan 50

 

Vcl/sax with Harry Choates, fiddle; Carrol Broussard, steel guitar; Arthur “Art” Diorio, piano;

B.D. Williams or Sue Romero, bass; Herschel Marson, drums.

 

670-B  HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS                                                                                                                                                   GOLDSTAR 670; KK CD06,BF BCD 16355 BH

670-A  JOE TURNER                                                                                                                                                                                                                GOLDSTAR 670, KK CD06, BF BCD 16355BH

 

 

LINK DAVIS with Benny Leader’s Bayou Billies                                                                                                                                       ACA studio,Houston,Dec 2, 1952

 

Vcl/fiddle with Frank Juricek, steel guitar; Bill Buckner, gtr; Ernest D.”Ernie”Hunter,fiddle+;

Clyde Brewer, piano;Benny Leaders, bass; group vocal*

 

CO 48591  BIG MAMOU*                                                                                                                                                                                                OKEH 18001,EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

CO 48592  PRETTY LITTLE DEMON*                                                                                                                                                        OKEH 18001,EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

CO 48593  LAFAYETTE WEDDING*                                                                                                                                                            Okeh unissued, BF BCD 16523AR

CO 48594  RICE AND GRAVY BLUES+                                                                                                                                                   Okeh unissued                        BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

LINK DAVIS and his Benny Leader’s Bayou Billies                                                                                                                              Radio station KLEE,Houston,early 1950’s

 

Vcl with personnel similar to above.

 

ALL THE WORLD IS LONELY NOW                                                                                                                                                               KK CD06

 

 

LINK DAVIS and his Benny Leader’s Bayou Billies                                                                                                                              ACA studio,Houston, March 20, 1953

 

Vcl/fiddle with John Truman “Tweedle-O” Williams, lead guitar; Ernest `Deacon’ Evans, steel guitar;

Clyde Brewer, piano; Benny Leader, bass.

 

ACA 2412-CO 49109  CHERE PETITE (DEAR LITTLE ONE)                                                                              OKEH unissued, BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2413CO 49110  PORT ARTHUR                                                                                                                                                           OKEH unissued                   , ,                      ---------

ACA 2414-CO 49111  LONELY HEART                                                                                                                                                      OKEH 18011,EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2415-CO 49112  TIME WILL TELL                                                                                                                                                   OKEH 18011,EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

 

 

 

LINK DAVIS and his Bayou Billies                                                                                                                                                                                      ACA Studio,Houston,10/21/53

 

Vcl/fiddle with Steve Hester, guitar; Herb Remington, steel guitar; Ralph C. “Smitty” Smith, piano;

Walter `Buck’ Henson, bass; Basil `Rusty’ Alfred, drums, group vocal*

 

ACA 2691-CO 50337   MAMOU WALTZ                                                                                                                                                   OKEH 18025,EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2692-CO 50338   HEY GARCON                                                                                                                                                          OKEH 18025,EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2493-CO 50339   FALLING FOR YOU*                                                                                                                                    OKEH 18035,EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2494_CO 50340   GUMBO YA YA (EVERYBODY TALKS AT ONCE)                                       OKEH 18035,EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ACA Studio, Houston,04/17/54

 

Vcl/fiddle with Cameron Hill, lead guitar; Floyd Tillman, guitar; Herb Remington, steel guitar;

Ralph C. Smith, piano; Clyde Brewer, bass;group vocal*

 

ACA2846-CO 51408   CRAWFISH CRAWL*                                                                                                                                      OKEH 18048, EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2847-CO 51409   YOU’RE LITTLE BUT YOU’RE CUTE                                                                            OKEH 18048, EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2848-CO 51410   MAMA SAY NO                                                                                                                                                        OKEH 18057, EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 2849-CO 51411   YOU SHOW UP MISSING*                                                                                                                  OKEH 18057, EDSEL ED 279, BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ACA Studio,Houston,11/16/54

 

Vcl/fiddle with Cameron Hill, guitar; Herb Remington, steel guitar; Ralph C. “Smitty” Smith, piano;

Walter `Buck’ Henson, bass; Earl Douglas “Doug” Hudson, drums; group vocal*

 

ACA 3017-CO 52833   EVERYTIME I PASS YOUR DOOR                                                                                        COLUMBIA 21431,EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 3018-CO 52834   CAJUN LOVE                                                                                                                                                     COLUMBIA 21431,EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 3019-CO 52835   VA T’ CACHER ( GO HIDE YOURSELF)*                                                                COLUMBIA 21350, EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

ACA 3020CO 52836   KAJALENA                                                                                                                                                              COLUMBIA 21350, EDSEL ED 279,BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Star Studio, Houston, c. 6/55

 

Vcl/fiddle with Floyd Tillman, guitar; Cameron Hill, guitar; Herb Remington, steel guitar;

Hub Sutter, clarinet/alto sax/harmony vocal; Ralph Smith, piano; Buck Henson, bass;

poss. Bill Kimbrough, drums.

 

GS 1667 / A-5117        MAGNIOLA GARDEN WALTZ (vcl :FLOYD TILLMAN )                             NUCRAFT 2026,COL CD5341/5594,KK CD06,BF BCD 16415

GS 1668 / A-5118        GRASSHOPPER                                                                                                                                                              NUCRAFT 2026,COL CD5341/5594,KK CD06,BF BCD 16415

 

Note: Nucraft 2026 reviewed in Billboard July 16, 1955.

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Floyd Tillman Studio, Houston,1955

 

Vcl/fiddle; Hubert “Hub” Sutter, harmony vocal/tenor saxophone/clarinet; with probably

Herb Remington, steel guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass; Ralph “Smitty” Smith, piano;

Darrell Newsome or Bill Kimbrough, drums.

 

ACA 136-1 BIG HOUSTON                                                                                                                                                                                             WESTERN 1072, SARG 136, COL CD 5594, BF BCD 16296

ACA 136-2 COCKROACH                                                                                                                                                                                                WESTERN 1073, SARG 136; COL CD 5594; BF BCD 16296

 

Note: Sarg 136 released July 27, 1956.                                                                                                          

NOTE: The WESTERN single was released as by Floyd Tillman with Link Davis & the Bayou Billies (1072)/Link Davis with Floyd Tillman & All The Boys (1073). SARG 136 & 137 were issued as simply by Link Davis (136) and Floyd Tillman (137). All four sides also issued on Bear Family BCD 16415

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Star Studio, Houston, February or March 1956

 

Vcl/ts –1 with probably Herb Remington, steel guitar;Harold “Hal” Harris, lead guitar ;

Charles “Doc” Lewis, piano;Walter “Buck” Henson, bass;Bill Kimbrough, drums

 

ST-2417   SIXTEEN CHICKS                                                                                                                                                                                        STARDAY 235,242; SPARTON 280, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2418   DEEP IN THE HEART OF A FOOL                                                                                                                                STARDAY 235, BF BCD 16523AR

 

Note: Starday 235 reviewed in Billboard April 21, 1956. 242 reviewed May 12, 1956.

 

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Star Studio, Houston, Spring 1956

 

Vcl/ts with probably Herb Remington, steel guitar;Harold F. Hal Harris, lead guitar;

Charles “Doc” Lewis, piano;Walter “Buck” Henson, bass;Bill Kimbrough, drums.

 

ST-2440-DON’ T BIG SHOT ME                                                                                                                                                                            STARDAY 255, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2441-GRASSHOPPER ROCK                                                                                                                                                                          STARDAY 242, SPARTON 280, BF BCD 16523AR

 

Note: Starday 255 reviewed in Billboard August 4, 1956.

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Star Studio, Houston, Aug. 4, 1956

 

Vcl/ts, personnel similar to above

ST-2461   ROCK AND ROLL WITH JOLE BLON                                                                                                                        Unissued/lost

ST-2462   TRUCKER FROM TENNESSEE                                                                                                                                            STARDAY 255, ACE CHCHD 311, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2463   BUMBLE BEE BOP                                                                                                                                                                                   Unissued/lost

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Star Studio, Houston, late 1956

 

Vcl/fiddle with probably Ernest D. “Ernie” Hunter, fiddle; Charles “Doc” Lewis, piano; Harold F.”Hal” Harris, lead guitar;

Herb Remington, steel guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass; Bill Kimbrough, drums.

 

ST-2499   BAYOU BUFFALO                                                                                                                                                                                      STARDAY 275, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2499 (alt.)   BAYOU BUFFALO                                                                                                                                                                    STARDAY unissued, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2500   WOULD YOU BE WAITING                                                                                                                                                         STARDAY 275, BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Star Studio, Houston, Early 1957

 

Vcl/fiddle with probably  Harold F.”Hal” Harris,acoustic lead guitar*/electric lead guitar**;

Charles “Doc” Lewis,piano;Walter “Buck” Henson, bass; Bill Kimbrough, drums;unknown harmony vocal#.

 

ST-2553   SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ SOMETIMES  *#                                                                                                              STARDAY 293, ACE CDCH191, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2553  (alt.) SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ SOMETIMES*#                                                                                                STARDAY unissued , BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2554   ALLONS A LAFAYETTE**                                                                                                                                                             STARDAY 293, BF BCD 16523AR

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gold Star Studio, Houston, Spring 57

 

Vcl/fiddle with Sidney Brown, accordion, Wilbur “Pee Wee” Maples,guitar ; Ray Holder, drums.

 

ST-2669   WALTZ OF THE JAMBALAYA                                                                                                                                                 STARDAY 331,D 1135,BF BCD 15834, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2670   BIG COONIE (Two-step )                                                                                                                                                                  STARDAY 331,D 1135,BF BCD 15834, BF BCD 16523AR

ST-2670  (alt.) BIG COONIE (Two-step )                                                                                                                                                  STARDAY unissued, BF BCD 16523AR   

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Houston,1958

 

Vcl/ts with Junior Beck, lead guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass; Ray Holder, drums;

prob. Bucky Meadows or Wiley Barkdull, piano; the Echoes, backing vocal.

 

J80W 7411   BON-TA-RU-LA ( LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL )                                                                      ALL STAR 7171, COL CD 5594, KK CD06

J80W 7412   MEMORIES WITH YOU                                                                                                                                                            ALL STAR 7171

 

Note: Allstar 7171 reviewed in Billboard October 6, 1958.

 

 

LINK DAVIS and the Cajuns                                                                                                                                                                                                          prob. Gold Star Studio, Houston, 1959

 

Vcl with Junior Beck, lead guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass; Ray Holder, drums;

prob. Bucky Meadows or Wiley Barkdull, piano.

 

TA-101   PERMIT BLUES                                                                                                                                                                                                TANKER 715, COL CD 5594, KK CD06

TA-102   AIRLINER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TANKER 715, COL CD 5594, KK CD06

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Houston, early 1959

 

Vcl/ts -1.; Junior Beck, lead guitar; Buck Henson, bass; Ray Holder, drums;

prob. Bucky Meadows or Wiley Barkdull, piano.

 

A-1002   BALLAD OF JOLE BLON                                                                                                                                                                   ALL STAR 7185

A-1003   VISIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ALL STAR 7185

 

Note: Allstar 7185 reviewed in Billboard May 18, 1959.

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Houston, late 1959/early 1960

 

Vcl/fiddle with possibly Junior Beck or Joey Long, electric/ acoustic guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass;

Ray Holder, drums.

 

M-1270   LITTLE PEOPLE                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALL STAR 7203

M-1271   TEE MAMOU                                                                                                                                                                                                             ALL STAR 7203

 

Note: Allstar 7203 probably released May, 1960.

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Houston, early 1961

 

Vcl with possibly Joey Long or Johnny Spain, lead guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass;

prob. Bucky Meadows or Wiley Barkdull, piano; unknown drums

 

 

1470  COME DANCE WITH ME                                                                                                                                                                          D 1191, BF BCD 15835

1471  FIVE MILES FROM TOWN                                                                                                                                                                        D 1191, BF BCD 15835

 

Note: D 1191 released March 31, 1961

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Houston, c.1961

 

Vcl/ts(1) with Joey Long, lead guitar; Walter “Buck” Henson, bass; prob. Bucky Meadows

or Wiley Barkdull, piano; unknown drums

 

LINK 1500  FERRY RIDE                                                                                                                                                                                                 AL’S 1500

LINK 1501  RICE & GRAVY                                                                                                                                                                                       AL’S 1501, KK CD06

 

AL’S 1510  JOHNNY BE GOOD                                                                                                                                                                           AL’S 1503, WESTERN 1001

AL’S 1511 MY LAST GOOD-BYE -1                                                                                                                                                                 AL’S 1503, WESTERN 1001

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Houston, 1963

 

Vcl with unknown personnel

 

ZG-69011   LITTLE RED BOAT                                                                                                                                                                             ALL BOY 8505, COL CD5341, 5594

ZG-69012   FORGET-ME-NOTS                                                                                                                                                                             ALL BOY 8505

 

Note:1962,July 17:”Guy from Big Mamou” and “Little Red Boat” contracts  with LONGHORN Music BMI.

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Houston, July 1963

 

Vcl /fiddle (-1),ts (-2) with unknown personnel

 

Δ 48084-ZG 69017 JOLE BLONDE -1                                                                                                                                                          ALL BOY 8508                     

Δ 48084X-ZG 69018 GUY FROM BIG MAMOU -2                                                                                                                 ALL BOY 8508, COL CD5341

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gold Star studios ,Houston, 1963

Vcl with accdn (-1),guitar,bass and drums

 

ACA-5466   YOU WERE ONLY PULLING MY LEG                                                                                                              PARADISE 1007

YOU WERE ONLY PULLING MY LEG-without backing vocals                                 COL CD5594

ACA-5467   WHENEVER YOU FIND YOUR LOVE MY LOVE                                                                              PARADISE 1007, COL CD 5594

AG-5972            ORANGE BLOSSOMS                                                                                                                                                                    PARADISE 1014, COL CD 5594

AG-5973            FEU FOLLET                                                                                                                                                                                              PARADISE 1014

AG-5973            FEU FOLLET (-1)                                                                                                                                                                               COL CD5594

 

Note: PARADISE 1014 was not mastered as a single until July 9,1965

 

 

LINK DAVIS –the man with the buzzing sax                                                                                                                                                      Houston, 1964

 

Vcl/ts-1 with Bobby Welborn, tp; Joey Long, gtr; Sammy Jay (Jaramillo),F/bs; Link Davis Jr, dms 

 

M-4225   I KEEP WAITING YOU MORE                                                                                                                                                KOOL 1026

M-4226   BEATLE BUG ( inst )                                                                                                                                                                                 KOOL 1026, COL CD5341/5594, KK CD06

 

Note:1964,March 2:contract with ALL STAR BMI.

         Nationally released by March 9,1964

 

 

The lonely fiddle of LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                           Houston, late 1964

 

Fiddle with unknown personnel

 

LH-1227  IF IT’S WRONG TO LOVE YOU                                                                                                                                          PRINCESS 4038

LH-1228  I LOVE YOU A THOUSAND WAYS                                                                                                                                PRINCESS 4038

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Houston, c. 1965

 

Vcl/fiddle with unknown personnel

 

 

M-4913   BIG MAMOU                                                                                                                                                                                                        ALL STAR 7305, COL CD5594

M-4914   LOUISIANA WALTZ                                                                                                                                                                                    ALL STAR 7305

 

Note:1964,Sept.2:contract with ALL STAR.

                                 Glenn Barber claimed  to play on Big Mamou, but on which version ?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gold Star Studios,Houston, 1965-early 1966

 

Vcl/fiddle with Marc Savoy, accdn .;Rodney Lejeune, gtr; Lionel Blanchard, bass

Dallay Roy, dms; Huey Meaux, vcl shouts -1

 

       I DREAMED OF MY BUDDIES -1                                                                                                                                    CRAZY CAJUN 517

HMLD-2 DON’T LET GO ( LASH LA RA )-1                                                                                                                                      CRAZY CAJUN 517

LDMS-1  AIRMAIL                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CRAZY CAJUN 521

LDMS-2 RED BANDANA (Hobo Blues )                                                                                                                                                    CRAZY CAJUN 521, CC LP 1004, MERCURY LP SR 61243

LD3    ( Live With Me In ) BIG MAMOU                                                                                                                                                        CRAZY CAJUN 526,CC LP 1004,MERCURY LP SR 61243

LD4   CAJUN HONEY                                                                                                                                                                                                             CRAZY CAJUN 526, MERCURY LP SR 61243

 

Note: Crazy Cajun 517 credited to Link Davis-Huey Meaux.

 “I dreamed “  credited to Huey Meaux and does not feature Link Davis. 

                  “ Hobo Blues” starts with a dialog on the MERCURY lp version.

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Recording Service Studios,Pasadena, 1966-67

 

Vcl/fiddle/ts with Buck Henson, bass; Hank Flanagan, Joey Long, gtrs

Glenn Paul, steel gtr;Wiley Barkdull, pno; Jerry Shea, steel guitar;

Roger Greer, dms;

 

 

( Let’s  Go To ) BIG HOUSTON-short version                                                                                                                 CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004

( Let’s  Go To ) BIG HOUSTON-long version                                                                                                                   MERCURY LP SR 61243

I PASSED IN FRONT OF YOUR DOOR                                                                                                                                 CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004

( Rice & Gravy Fever ) BLUES FOR LOUISIANA                                                                                                  CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004, MERCURY LP SR 61243

I PLAYED THAT SONG FOR YOU                                                                                                                                                   CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004, MERCURY LP SR 61243

( My Pretty Blonde ) JOLE BLON                                                                                                                                                      CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004, MERCURY LP SR 61243

( Let’s Go Little Dee Don ) PRETTY LITTLE DEDON                                                                                       CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004, MERCURY LP SR 61243

LD4  FACE IN THE GLASS                                                                                                                                                                                           PRINCESS 4057

FACE IN THE GLASS ( without organ )                                                                                                                                   CRAZY CAJUN CC LP 1004

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Recording Service Studios,Pasadena, 1966-67

 

Vcl/fiddle/ts with David Carey, bass; Joey Long ,gtr; Jerry Shea /Glenn Paul, steel gtr

Wayne Talbert, organ; Wiley Barkdull, pno; Link Davis Jr/Bobby Jet, saxes; Don Lacy, dms;

 

LD3   ALBUQUERQUE                                                                                                                                                                                                           PRINCESS 4057,CRAZY CAJUN LP CC 1004

SUGAR BEE                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CRAZY CAJUN LP CC 1004,MERCURY LP SR 61243

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              , ?

 

Vcl with accdn; bass; dms

 

CAJUN BLUES ( Rice & Gravy Blues )                                                                                                                                                       COL CD-5594

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Recording Service Studios ,Pasadena,? 1966-67

 

Vcl/fiddle/ts with Buck Henson, bass; Hank Flanagan, Joey Long, gtrs

Glenn Paul, steel gtr; Wiley Barkdull, pno; Jerry Shea, steel guitar; Roger Greer, dms;

 

STROLLIN’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MERCURY LP SR 61243

KATALIN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MERCURY LP SR 61243

GOIN’ TO LAFAYETTE                                                                                                                                                                                                        MERCURY LP SR 61243

MY CONFESSION                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MERCURY LP SR 61243

THE DOCTOR KNOWS HIS BUSINESS (aka Operation Blues)                                                                           MERCURY LP SR 61243

 

Title of albums:  Cajun Crawdaddy - Mercury LP 61243 released c. mid 69.

                           Big Mamou – Crazy Cajun CC 1004 released posthumously.

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Houston, c. 1967

 

Vcl with unknown personnel

 

M 4913 BIG MAMOU                                                                                                                                                                                                             STONEWAY 1053

M 4914 LOUISIANA WALTZ                                                                                                                                                                                         STONEWAY 1053

 

Note: reissue of ALL STAR 7305 ? 

 

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Houston, c.1969

 

Vcl with unknown personnel

 

LH-5560   I PLAYED THAT SONG FOR YOU                                                                                                                                VENUS 1447

LH-5561   STROLLING                                                                                                                                                                                                          VENUS 1447

 

Note: 1969,July:BMI clearence sheet. Signed on Sept.13,1969.

 

LINK DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Houston, c.1970

 

Vcl/ with unknown personnel

 

LH-7007   JOGGING                                                                                                                                                                                                               WESTERN 1004

LH-7008   YOU GAVE ME THIS BROKEN HEART                                                                                                                 WESTERN 1004

 

Note: Pressed in 1971

 

                                                                                                                                       

LINK DAVIS & band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Houston, c.1971

 

Vcl with unknown personnel

 

FORGET ME NOT                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ODLE 119

THE FACE IN THE GLASS                                                                                                                                                                                             ODLE 119

KALINDA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ODLE 119

CAJON DOLL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ODLE 119, COL CD5341

 

Note: 1971,June11:contract with Mary Francis Odle for these 4 songs.

Odle 119 may have been released posthumously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lps-Cds Listing

 

“TEXAS SWING” BACM 307

" BIG MAMOU BOOGIE-THE CRAZY CAJUN RECORDINGS " EDSEL ED 279

" CAJUN CRAWDADDY " MERCURY SR 61243

" BIG MAMOU " CRAZY CAJUN CC-LP-1004

" BIG MAMOU " BEAR FAMILY BCD 16523 AR

" THE GUYS FROM BIG MAMOU " COLLECTABLES COL CD-5341 

" CAJUN BLUES" COLLECTABLES COL CD-5594

" LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL " KRAZY KAT  KK CD 06

" DIGGIN’ TEXAS SWING 1946-1955 " KRAZY KAT  KK CD 24

" SWINGBILLIES:HILLBILLY AND WESTERN SWING ON MODERN,FLAIR,COLONIAL " ACE CDCHD 893

" ROCKABILLY SHAKE OUT  # 1" ACE CDCH191

" RAREST ROCKABILLY AND HILBILLY BOOGIE " ACE CDCHD 311

" TEXAS ROCKABILLY " ACE CDCHD36

" THE COMPLETE D SINGLES…. COLLECTION, VOL. 3 " BEAR FAMILY BCD 15834 DK

" THE COMPLETE D SINGLES…. COLLECTION, VOL. 4 " BEAR FAMILY BCD 15835 DK

" CLIFF BRUNNER & HIS TEXAS WANDERERS " BEAR FAMILY BCD 15932 DK

" THE SARG RECORDS STORY " BEAR FAMILY BCD 16296

HARRY CHOATES "DEVIL IN THE BAYOU " BEAR FAMILY BCD 16355 BH

FLOYD TILLMAN "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS " BEAR FAMILY BCD 16415

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

LABELS

 

ALL BOY / PARADISE

ALL STAR / KOOL    1958-1959: 2106 Orean Street, Houston 17, TX
                                                
1960: Allstar Music Enterprises, 8029 Gulf Freeway, Houston 17, TX
                                                
1961-1966: 1110 Washington, South Houston, TX

AL’S

AYO             1319 Leland Avenue, Houston 13, Texas

CRAZY CAJUN ( RECORDING SERVICE STUDIOS ) 227E. Sterling, Pasadena, TX.

EDMORAL, Box 1982,Abilene,TX

GOLDSTAR  ( SUGAR HILL ) 5626,Brock Street, Houston TX 77023

IMPERIAL  1217,129, North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

KOOL SALES, 1110, Washington, South Houston, TX

NUCRAFT,2019,Shepherd Dr. Houston TX

ODLE, 416 Freda Dr., South Houston TX77587

   PO Box 4065, Pasadena TX 77502

   PO Box 4335, Pasadena TX 77017

OKEH

PRINCESS, 227 E. Sterling, Pasadena, Tx.

SARG, 311E. Davis Street, Luling, Texas

STONEWAY ROY M. STONE 2817 Laura Koppe Houston TX 77016

TANKER, 3202 Lakewood Dr, Houston, 16, TX [Davis’s home]

VENUS, P.O. Box 629, Humble, Texas

VOCALION

WESTERN