SWEET THING was written by Walter Callahan
Recorded on April 27, 1941 by the Callahan Brothers at the Biggs Studio, Dallas, TX
Walter Callahan [vcl/gt]
Homer Callahan [gt],
Paul Buskirk [mandolin],
? [string bass]
Released on Decca 5952 (Matrix 93687)
(c) Cowboy Copas 1946 - "Sweet Thing"
Recorded ca August 1946 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH –
Cowboy Copas (Producer: Syd Nathan)
Released in 1946 on King 630 (78) and released in 1961 on King 5571 (45)
ON THE ORIGINAL LABEL OF THE CALLAHAN BROTHERS LABEL CREDITS READ: WALTER CALLAHAN,
BUT ON THE LABEL OF COWBOY COPAS AND ALL THE FOLLOWING LABELS IT SAYS
COMPOSED BY BUDDY STARCHER ?????
AND ON THE OSBORNE BROTHERS RELEASE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO RUFUS BRIDEY, ????
In 1933 Whistlin Rufus (=Rufus Bridey) recorded "Sweet Thing" for the Bluebird-label, but that is a totally different song:
(c) Fiddlin' Arthur Smith 1947 ("Sweet Thing")
Recorded 10 October 1947 [no.716] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood 38, CA Arthur Smith & His Dixie-Liners
Released on Capitol 40086
(c) T Texas Tyler 1948 ("Sweet Thing")
Recorded ca. December 1947 poss. Associated Studio, 305 S. Fairoaks Ave., Pasadena, CA -
T. Texas Tyler (T.Texas Tyler [vcl/gt], Porky Freeman [ld gt], Roy Wiggins [steel], ? [bass], Reuben Daniel Alguire [trumpet])
Released on 4 Star 1228
(c) Stanley Brothers 1959 ("Sweet Thing")
Recorded September 15, 1959 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH -
Stanley Brothers (Carter Stanley [vcl/gt], Ralph Stanley [vcl/banjo], Bill Napier [mandolin], George Shuffler [bass]
Released in 1960 on the album "The Stanley Brothers Sing Everybody's Country Favorites" (King KS-690)
(c) September 25, 1959 : TRINI LOPEZ is at the King studio in Cincinnati to record six tracks. "Sweet Thing" (matrix K4375) coupled with "Chain of Love" is released in the first week of 1960 on King 5304.
(c) Reno & Smiley 1961 ("Sweet Thing")
Recorded 24 April 1961 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH –
Reno and Smiley,
(Don Reno [vcl/banjo], Red Smiley [vcl/rh gt], Steve Chapman [el gt], Ronnie Reno [mandolin], Ray Pennington [drums], Mack Magaha [fiddle/percussion])
Released on the album "Reno & Smiley (King LP-794) (withdrawn shortly after release)
Than rereleased on the album "Variety Show" (King KS-932)
Listen to a sample here:
(c) Osborne Brothers(1963) ("Sweet Thing")
Recorded January 11, 1963 [19:00-22:00] Columbia Recording Studio B, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN Recording Date:1963-01-11
Composer: Rufus Bridey ????????
Instruments: Sonny Osborne-bj; Bob Osborne-m; Grady Martin-g; Benny Birchfield-g; Jerry Byrd-bs; Willie Ackerman-drums
Vocals: Sonny. Osborne, Bob Osborne and Benny Birchfield
Producer: Wesley Rose & Jim Vienneau)
Released on the album "Cuttin' Grass - The Osborne Brothers Style"(MGM SE 4149)
(c) Rob de Nijs 1964 (Liefste (Ik schrijf je een brief)).
Dutch singer Rob de Nijs covered "Sweet Thing" (Buddy Starcher / Dutch lyrics by Lodewijk Post) (as "Liefste (Ik Schrijf Je Een Brief)" on the B-side of "Loop Naar De Maan"
(c) Steve Young 1976 (on album "Renegade Picker")
(c) Bluegrass Blend (1979)
(c) The Lost Kentuckians With Joe Meadows (1981)
(c) Dave Evans And River Bend (1984)
NOT to be confused with "Sweet Thing" on the next link, contrary to what is being said.
And also NOT to be confused with "Sweet Thing" composed by Van Morrison (covered by ao Jeff Buckley and by The Waterboys, "Sweet Thing" composed by David Bowie, "Sweet Thing" composed by Chaka Khan (covered by Mary J Blige) or "Sweet Thing" composed by Mick Jagger.
And also NOT to be confused with "Sweet Thing" composed in 1926 by Ralph Williams, Herman Kahn and Joe Verges