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

Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc), Hank Snow (mc)

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

Hank Snow declares this to be Gibson's first appearance as a regular Opry member.


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

Don Gibson (v, g), unknown (acc), Hawkshaw Hawkins (mc)

a. rt Oh Lonesome Me - 2:02(Don Gibson)
b. rt 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

Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc), Ernest Tubb (mc)

a. rt Look Who's Blue - 1:55(Don Gibson)
b. rt 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

Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers, The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland (eg), others unknown (acc), Marvin Hughes (dir), Dody Goodman, Skitch Henderson, Bert Parks (mc)

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

Hosted by Bert Parks with Skitch Henderson and Dody Goodman, this episode commemorates the one thousandth broadcast of the "Grand Ole Opry". The live broadcast was 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Del Wood (p), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Who Cares (For Me) - 1:52(Don Gibson)
b. rt Where No One Stands Alone - 2:44(Mosie Lister)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland (eg), Del Wood (p), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Who Cares (For Me) - 1:54(Don Gibson)
b. rt Taller Than Trees - 2:18(Lee Ferebee)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), Del Wood (p), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 1:50(Don Gibson)
b. rt Taller Than Trees - 1:48(Lee Ferebee)
c. rt Heartbreak Avenue - 2:25(Mel Foree)
All titles unissued.

Chet Atkins (eg) on a, c; Del Wood (p) on b-c.

A pre-recorded jingle for Prince Albert tobacco titled "The Proof Is In The Puffing" is first heard on this transcription, and is included on all subsequent Prince Albert broadcasts hosted by Gibson.


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

Don Gibson (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc)

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

The disc label is dated 7 September 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

Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc), Hank Snow (mc)

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

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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), others unknown (acc)

a. rt I'm Movin' On - 1:29(Hank Snow)
b. rt Where No One Stands Alone - 2:44(Mosie Lister)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. rt I'm Movin' On - 2:08(Hank Snow)
b. rt Heartbreak Avenue - 2:16(Mel Foree)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Just One Time - 2:22(Don Gibson)
b. rt Where Else Would I Want To Be - 1:46(Dave Rich)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Just One Time - 2:11(Don Gibson)
b. rt If I Can Stay Away Long Enough - 2:21(Benny E. Martin)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Just One Time - 2:08(Don Gibson)
b. rt Lord, I'm Coming Home - 1:23(William J. Kirkpatrick)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Jimmie Selph (rg, stg), Hank Garland (eg), Tommy Jackson (fdl), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. rt Oh Lonesome Me - 1:23(Don Gibson)
b. rt (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time - 1:57(Don Gibson)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Far Far Away - 1:55(Don Gibson)
b. rt Lord, I'm Coming Home - 2:10(William J. Kirkpatrick)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Far Far Away - 2:02(Don Gibson)
b. rt A Stranger To Me - 2:06(Don Gibson)
c. rt 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 (v, g, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), Chet Atkins (eg), others unknown (acc)

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

Chet Atkins (eg) on a-b.


Sessions Reported: 18

Performances Reported: 48

Unique Songs Reported: 20