dinsdag 27 mei 2014
Alla En El Rancho Grande (1926) / El Rancho Grande (1934) / (Give Me) My Ranch (1938) / El Rancho Rock (1958) / Auf Meiner Ranch Bin Ich König (1962) / Ik Heb Een Truck Als Mijn Woning (1981)
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE
There's some doubt about who actually wrote the song.
Fact is Silvano Ramos is mentioned as the composer of the earliest recorded version in 1926.
Emilio Donato Uranga (music) and Juan (Díez) del Moral (Spanish lyrics) were mentioned on a 1927 recording.
And even John and Alan Lomax were part of a lawsuit regarding this song.
John and Alan Lomax included this song in their 1934 book "American Ballads and Folk Songs".
Before Lomax in 1934 the song was mentioned in 1931 by Joaquin Moro on page 119 of "Songs the Vaqueros Sing" in Volume IX of 'Southwestern Lore' by James Frank Dobie. Published for the Texas folk-lore society, 1931.
But as I said the song was already recorded in 1926:
(o) Cantantes de la Orquesta Tipica Mexicana (1926)
Recorded November 26, 1926 in New York
Personnel Cantantes De La Orquesta Típica Mexicana:
José Briseño (director)
Samuel Pedrazo (vocalist: tenor vocal)
Silvano R. Ramos (vocalist)
Ángel Soto (vocalist: tenor vocal)
Adolfo Villegas (vocalist: baritone vocal)
Arturo Mondragón (vocalist: baritone vocal)
Matrix BVE 36966-2 Allá En El Rancho Grande-Canción (Silvano R. Ramos)
Released on Victor 79066
On the next link you can listen to a sample:
Allá En El Rancho Grande - Cantantes De La Orquesta Típica Mexicana | Frontera Project
(c) Rubio Y Martinez (1926)
Recorded December 1926 in New York
Released on Columbia 2555-X
(c) Pilar Arcos and Juan Pulido (1927)
Recorded April 5, 1927 in New York.
First released on Brunswick 40203.
A Vocalion master of the same date was assigned August 24, 1927 for Vocalion 8114.
(c) Orquesta Tipica Mexicana Lerdo (1928)
Directed by Miguel Lerdo de Tejada
Recorded in New York in April 1928
Released on Columbia 3043-X, 380-M, MC-3235 and Vocalion 9098
The same recording (matrix 96409) was re-released on Okeh 9098.
Listen to a sample here:
(c) Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orch. (1933)
Vocals by Pearl Bailey
Recorded August 15, 1933 in New York.
Released on Victor 24673
(c) Emilio Caceres y su Orquesta del Club Aguila 1934
Herrera and Quiroga (vocals)
Recorded in a San Antonio – Texas Hotel – Supervised by Eli Oberstein on April 4, 1934
Released on Victor 32141; Victor [Mex] 75093; Bluebird B-5582; Gramófono [Spain] AE 4396
(c) The Westerners (1934) (as "El Rancho Grande")
Curt Massey, f/v; Larry Wellington, ac; Allen Massey, g/v; Milt Mabie, sb; Louise Massey, v.
Recorded in Chicago, IL on November 6, 1934
Released on Banner 33446, Melotone M13413, Oriole 8472, Perfect 13146, Romeo 5472 and Vocalion/Okeh 04223,
Listen here: (at 24 min and 50 seconds in the playlist on the next link)
(c) Milton Brown and his Brownies (1935) (as "In El Rancho Grande")
Cecil Brower, f/v; Bob Dunn, esg; Fred Calhoun, p; Ocie Stockard, tbj; Derwood Brown, g/v; Wanna Coffman, sb;
Recorded in Chicago, IL on January 27, 1935
Released on Decca 5071.
(c) Tito Guizar (1936)
From the movie "Alla En El Rancho Grande".
Listen here at 1 hour and 21 minutes and 19 seconds in the movie below:
And here's Tito Guizar's recording for Victor:
(c) Tune Wranglers (1936)
Tune Wranglers (Buster Coward [vcl/gt], Red Brown [vcl/banjo], Curley Williams [vcl/bass], Tom Dickey [fiddle], Eddie Whitley [piano])
Recorded February 27, 1936 San Antonio, TX –
Released on Bluebird B-6554.
(c) Nite Owls (1938) (as "Rancho Grande (My Ranch)"
Recorded May 12, 1938 in Dallas, TX
Released on Vocalion 04372 and in 1947 on Columbia 37635
(c) Dick Robertson (1938) (Nr 5 USA) (as "Rancho Grande")
Dick Robertson and His Orchestra with vocal chorus by the Alvarez Brothers.
Recorded in New York City on June 30, 1938
Released on Decca 1979 A
(c) Bing Crosby (1939) (as "El Rancho Grande")
Bing Crosby assisted by the Foursome on vocals and directed by John Scott Trotter.
Recorded in Los Angeles on April 3, 1939
Released on Decca 2494 A
(c) Tommy Dorsey (1939) (as "Alla En El Rancho Grande")
Vocals by Hughie Prince.
Recorded August 28, 1939 in NYC
Released on Victor 26370
Here is a scan of a re-release from 1948
Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven - Alla En El Rancho Grande (My Ranch) / Chinatown, My Chinatown (Shellac) at Discogs
(c) Al Bowlly (1939) (as "Give Me My Ranch")
Recorded December 21, 1939.
Released on His Master's Voice BD 805
(c) Het Ramblers Dansorkest (1939) (as "Give Me My Ranch (El Rancho Grande)")
Vocals: Marcel Thielemans.
Recorded March 1940 in Hilversum
Released on the Panachord-label (# H 1090)
(c) Gene Autry (1940)
Oliver Tudor [gt], Frank Marvin [steel], Walter Jecker [bass], Carl Cotner [fiddle], Spade Cooley [fiddle], Paul Sells [piano/accordion]
Recorded on March 12, 1940 in CBS Studio (Radio Station KNX), 6121 Gower & Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA –
Released on Vocalion 05513
Also in the 1940 movie "Rancho Grande".
(c) Willy Derby (1940) (as "Geef Mij M'n Huis En M'n Tuintje")
With Egon Kaiser Orchestra
Dutch lyrics by Jacques van Tol
Released on Polydor 11486
Matrix # 8629 1/2 GD 9
Recorded around June 1940
The following 1942 Billboard ad gives an idea of the popularity of the song:
(c) Pedro Infante (1947)
In the movie "Soy charro De Rancho Grande".
And here's Pedro Infante's 1946 recording for Peerless:
Recorded on December 7, 1945.
(c) Santiago Jimenez Y Sus Valedores (around 1948)
Santiago Jimenez - accordion
Lorenzo Caballero - guitarra
Ismael Gonzalez - contrabajo
(c) Jorge Negrete (1949)
From the movie "Alla En El Rancho Grande".
Here's the complete 1949 movie:
(c) Ronnie Hilton (1956) (as "Give Me My Ranch")
Released on His Master's Voice POP 221 and HMV 7M 413.
(c) Bobby Jaan (=Bobbejaan Schoepen) (1957) (as "El Rancho Grande")
(c) Champs (1958) (as "El Rancho Rock")
(c) Ria Valk (1961) (as "El Rancho Grande")
(c) Peter Hinnen (1962) (as "Auf Meiner Ranch Bin Ich König") (No 5 Hit Germany)
(c) Will Tura (1966) (as "Op Mijn Ranch Ben Ik Koning")
(c) Duane Eddy (1966) (as "El Rancho Grande")
(c) Elvis Presley (1970)
Recorded by Elvis on Wednesday, 15 July 1970, during rehearsals for the film "That's The Way It Is" in Culver City, CA.
(c) Freddy Fender (1975) (as "I Love My Rancho Grande")
B-side of his million-selling "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights".
(c) Henk Wijngaard (1981) (as "Ik Heb Een Truck Als Mijn Woning")
Crediting Fred Limpens & Johnny Hoes ??!!
woensdag 14 mei 2014
You Must Come In At The Door (1923) / So High (1926) / High, Low and Wide (1947) / So High, So Low (1959)
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - YOU MUST COME IN AT THE DOOR
The spiritual "You Must Come In At The Door" is found in the book: "Fifty-eight Spirituals for Choral Use" written by HW Loomis and edited by Hollis Dann.
Published in 1924 by C. Birchard Co in Boston
The title in this book is "Open Door".
In 1930 the song was published in the book "Green Pastures Spirituals".
In this book the song was titled "My God Is So High", arranged by Hall Johnson.
His Choir also sings his spiritual settings in 1930 in the musical Green Pastures (popular Bible stories retold with an all Black cast) on Broadway.
These early choir books generally identify the number as "traditional", which would mean the song is much older.
Other versions are titled "Heaven So High", "My Lord Is So High" or "You Must Come In Through The Lamb".
The first recording of this traditional spiritual I could find is:
(o) Bethel Jubilee Quartet (1923) (are in fact the Wiseman Quartet)
Rev. T. H. Wiseman
A. C. Brogdon
H. S. Allen
J. C. Eubanks
Recorded July 11, 1923 in Camden New Jersey.
Released on Victor 19119.
Also recorded by the same group in July 1923 and released on Rainbow 1095 (as the Wiseman Quartet)
(c) Sunset Four Jubilee Quartette (1924) (as "You Must Come In At The Door")
Recorded April 1925
Released on Paramount 12314
(c) St. Mark's Chanters (1926) (as "So High")
Recorded April 13, 1926 in New Orleans, La.
Released on Columbia 14198-D
(c) Belt Sacred Quartet (1929) (as "My Lord Is On High")
Recorded October 16, 1929 in Dallas, Texas
Released on Victor 38587
(c) Heavenly Gospel Singers (1938) (as "So High I Can't Get Over")
Recorded January 26, 1938 in Charlotte, N.C.
Released on Bluebird 7486 and Montgomery Ward 8556
(c) The Golden Gate Quartet (1947) (as "High, Low and Wide")
Recorded in April 1947
Released on Columbia 37499
(c) Inez Matthews (1953) (as "You Mus' Come In By An' Thro' De Lamb")
(c) LaVern Baker (1959) (as "So High, So Low")
LaVern Baker With Chuck Sagle's Orchestra
2 unknown (tp) Budd Johnson (ts, bars) unknown (p) Mickey Baker, Bill Suyker (g) Milt Hinton (b) Sticks Evans (d) LaVern Baker (vo) unknown (vocal group) Chuck Sagle (arr, dir)
Recorded NYC, May 14, 1959
Released on Atlantic 45-2033.
(c) Jimmy Jones and The Sensationals (1962) (as "So High")
Recorded January 30, 1962
Released on Savoy 4234
And on the album "Sensationals" (Savoy MG 14057)
The version by Jimmy Jones and the Sensationals is most likely the one that influenced Elvis Presley to record the song a few years later.
Listen to the Jimmy Jones version here:
(c) Kingston Trio (1964) (as "So Hi")
(An adaptation by Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane and John Stewart of the old spiritual "Heaven Is So High").
Recorded March 23/31 1964 live in The Hungry I, 599 Jackson St., North Beach, San Francisco, CA
Kingston Trio (John Stewart [vcl/gt/banjo], Nick Reynolds [vcl/gt], Bob Shane [vcl/gt] + Glen Campbell [gt], Dean Reilly [bass]. Producer: Voyle Gilmore)
Closely related in tune to "Rock My Soul", which probably began as a negro spiritual, published as early as 1863 in Slave Songs of the United States.
In 1965 Peter, Paul & Mary combined the 2 songs as "Oh, Rock My Soul"
Elvis Presley sang both versions: "So High" in 1966 and "Rock My Soul" (as "Bosom of abraham") in 1971.
(c) Elvis Presley (1966) (as "So High")
Recorded May 27, 1966 in Nashville, TN
(c) Elvis Presley (1971) (as "Bosom of Abraham")