Opry Transcriptions
by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: April 12, 1958
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #966

Hank Snow (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Oh Lonesome Me - 2:22(Don Gibson)
b. I Can't Stop Loving You - 2:12(Don Gibson)
Both titles unissued.

Date: June 7, 1958
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #974

Hawkshaw Hawkins (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Oh Lonesome Me - 2:02(Don Gibson)
b. I Can't Stop Loving You - 2:05(Don Gibson)
Both titles unissued.

Date: September 13, 1958
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #988

Ernest Tubb (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Look Who's Blue - 1:55(Don Gibson)
b. Give Myself A Party - 2:20(Don Gibson)
Both titles unissued.

Date: December 5, 1958
Location: WSM Studios & 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Nashville & New York
NBC Bandstand

Marvin Hughes (dir, con), Don Gibson (v, acg), Anita Kerr Singers, The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland (eg), WSM Orchestra (acc)

a. Oh Lonesome Me - 2:33(Don Gibson)
b. Give Myself A Party - 2:32(Don Gibson)
Both titles unissued.


Note: hosted by Bert Parks with Skitch Henderson and Dody Goodman, this episode commemorates the one thousandth broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry. This broadcast is a live split between Nashville (performers) and New York (announcers).


Date: January 10, 1959
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1005

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Del Wood (p), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Who Cares (For Me) - 1:52(Don Gibson)
b. Where No One Stands Alone - 2:44(Mosie Lister)
c. A Stranger To Me - 1:58(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Del Wood (p) on c.


Date: April 4, 1959
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1017

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland (eg), Del Wood (p), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Who Cares (For Me) - 1:54(Don Gibson)
b. Taller Than Trees - 2:18(Lee Ferebee)
c. A Stranger To Me - 1:58(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Hank Garland (eg) on a; Del Wood (p) on b-c.


Date: June 27, 1959
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1029

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Del Wood (p), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 1:50(Don Gibson)
b. Taller Than Trees - 1:48(Lee Ferebee)
c. The Proof Is In The Puffing (Promo) - 0:45
d. Heartbreak Avenue - 2:25(Mel Foree)
All titles unissued.

The Jordanaires (bkv) on a-b, d; Chet Atkins (eg) on a, d; Del Wood (p) on b, d.


Note: "The Proof Is In The Puffing" is a pre-recorded jingle that promotes Prince Albert tobacco. This is the first known appearance of Gibson's rendition, also included in subsequent broadcasts hosted by the artist. Several Opry stars recorded versions that were programmed for the broadcasts they hosted.


Date: August 8, 1959
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1035

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 2:06(Don Gibson)
b. Where No One Stands Alone - 1:31(Mosie Lister)
c. Heartbreak Avenue - 2:22(Mel Foree)
All titles unissued.


Note: the disc label is dated September 7, 1959 although the Country Music Hall of Fame confirms a broadcast date of August 8, 1959.


Date: November 14, 1959
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1049

Hank Snow (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Oh Lonesome Me - 2:29(Don Gibson)
unissued


Note: this was the 34th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, and the broadcast aired during the eighth annual WSM Country Music Disc Jockey Festival.


Date: January 2, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1056

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. I'm Movin' On - 1:29(Hank Snow)
b. Where No One Stands Alone - 2:44(Mosie Lister)
c. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 2:04(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Date: January 8, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry

Don Gibson (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. I'm Movin' On - 2:08(Hank Snow)
b. Heartbreak Avenue - 2:16(Mel Foree)
c. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 2:06(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Date: February 13, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1062

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Just One Time - 2:22(Don Gibson)
b. Where Else Would I Want To Be - 1:46(Dave Rich)
c. I May Never Get To Heaven - 2:17(Buddy Killen, Bill Anderson)
All titles unissued.

Date: May 27, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry

Don Gibson (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Just One Time - 2:11(Don Gibson)
b. If I Can Stay Away Long Enough - 2:21(Benny E. Martin)
c. Didn't Work Out, Did It?(Dave Rich)
All titles unissued.

Date: June 4, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1078

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Just One Time - 2:08(Don Gibson)
b. Lord, I'm Coming Home - 1:23(William J. Kirkpatrick)
c. If I Can Stay Away Long Enough - 2:07(Benny E. Martin)
All titles unissued.

Date: August 5, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry

Don Gibson (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Jimmie Selph (rg, stg), Hank Garland (eg), Tommy Jackson (fdl), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. Oh Lonesome Me - 1:23(Don Gibson)
b. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time - 1:57(Don Gibson)
c. Just One Time - 2:11(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Jimmie Selph (rg) on a, c, (stg) on b.


Date: August 20, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1089

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Far Far Away - 1:55(Don Gibson)
b. Lord, I'm Coming Home - 2:10(William J. Kirkpatrick)
c. Just One Time - 2:15(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Date: September 30, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry

Don Gibson (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Far Far Away - 2:02(Don Gibson)
b. A Stranger To Me - 2:06(Don Gibson)
c. Just One Time - 2:13(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Date: October 15, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1097

Don Gibson (ldr), Don Gibson (v, acg), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Far Far Away - 1:58(Don Gibson)
b. Where No One Stands Alone - 3:02(Mosie Lister)
c. Sweet Dreams (Of You) - 2:20(Don Gibson)
All titles unissued.

Chet Atkins (eg) on a-b.


Sessions Reported: 18

Performances Reported: 49

Unique Songs Reported: 21