The RCA Victor Years, Part I (1957-1962)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: February 25, 1957 [19:00-22:00]
Location: RCA Victor Studio, 1525 McGavock Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), Luke Brandon (rg), Summie Hendricks (stg), Tommy Jackson, Tommy Vaden (fdl), Junior Huskey (b), Walter Lenk (d)

a. H2WB 0654-3 I Love You Still - 2:13(Melvin Endsley)
RCA Victor 78/456860 — I Love You Still / I Can't Leave   (1957)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
b. H2WB 0655-3 Everything Turns Out For The Best - 2:16(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/456942 — Everything Turns Out For The Best / Sittin' Here Cryin'   (1957)
Country Stars CD55552 — His Kind Of Country   (2009)
c. H2WB 0656-3 I Can't Leave - 2:18(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/456860 — I Love You Still / I Can't Leave   (1957)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
d. H2WB 0657-5 Sittin' Here Cryin' - 2:19(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/456942 — Everything Turns Out For The Best / Sittin' Here Cryin'   (1957)
Country Classics Library LP1107 — Rockin' Rollin' Gibson   (1982)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)

Date: June 26, 1957 [20:00-23:30]
Location: RCA Victor Studio, 1525 McGavock Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires (bkv), Floyd Cramer (p, org), Junior Huskey (b), Troy Hatcher (d)

a. H2WB 0764-8 Too Soon To Know - 2:32(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/457010 — Blue Blue Day / Too Soon To Know   (1957)
RCA Victor LP1743 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
RCA Italiana 450796 — Sweet Sweet Girl / Too Soon To Know   (1959)
b. H2WB 0765-6 Pretty Rainbow - 1:49(Vaughn Horton)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
c. H2WB 0766-7 Blue Blue Day - 1:53(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/457010 — Blue Blue Day / Too Soon To Know   (1957)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75458 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
RCA Victor EP4323 — Blue Blue Day   (1958)
d. H2WB 0767-3rejected Tell It Like It Is - 2:23(Don Gibson)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)

Floyd Cramer (p) on a, d, (org) on b-c.

1. Rejected Masters
The rejected designation is for masters that were recorded without fault but withheld from release by RCA Victor. In all cases, Gibson re-recorded these songs a short time later. With few exceptions, the arrangements heard on the new recordings are nearly identical to the originals, with only minor changes in personnel or style.

2. The Jordanaires
This group consists of Gordon Stoker (tenor, manager), Neal Matthews, Jr. (tenor, leader), Hoyt Hawkins (baritone) and Hugh Jarrett (bass). Ray Walker replaces Hugh Jarrett effective June 24, 1958.


Date: December 3, 1957 [09:30-13:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Troy Hatcher (d)

a. H2WB 7340 Oh Lonesome Me - 2:29(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/457133 — Oh Lonesome Me / I Can't Stop Loving You   (1957)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75458 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
RCA Victor LP1743 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
b. H2WB 7341 I Can't Stop Loving You - 2:36(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 78/457133 — Oh Lonesome Me / I Can't Stop Loving You   (1957)
RCA Victor LP1743 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
c. H2WB 7342rejected Tell It Like It Is - 2:11(Don Gibson)
Bear Family LP15097 — Rockin' Rollin' Vol. 2   (1982)
d. H2WB 7343-3 It Has To Be - 2:25(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP2038 — That Gibson Boy   (1959)
BMG CD99791 — RCA Country Legends   (2001)
BMG CD59628 — Anthology   (2004)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)

Date: February 27, 1958 #1 [09:30-12:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Oh Lonesome Me (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Rusty Kershaw, Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 0432rejected Give Myself A Party - 2:28(Don Gibson)
Country Stars CD55470 — Blue Blue Day   (2001)
Golden Stars CD5471 — Sweet Dreams: Early Years / Later Years   (2008)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
b. J2WB 0433-3 Look Who's Blue - 2:22(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457330 — Give Myself A Party / Look Who's Blue   (1958)
RCA Victor EP5114 — Blue And Lonesome   (1959)
RCA Victor LP2633 — Honest To Goodness Country Music Hits, Vol. 2   (1963)
c. J2WB 0434 Bad Bad Day - 2:35(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75458 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
RCA Victor EP4323 — Blue Blue Day   (1958)
RCA Victor LP1743 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
d. J2WB 0435 I Can't Leave - 2:12(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP1743 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
Collectables CD5874 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1998)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
Righteous CD2351 — Look Who's Blue / Oh Lonesome Me   (2011)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Country Stars CD55552 — His Kind Of Country   (2009)

Date: February 27, 1958 #2 [14:00-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Oh Lonesome Me (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Rusty Kershaw, Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 0436 Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) - 2:31(Boudleaux Bryant)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
b. J2WB 0437 Heartbreak Avenue - 2:42(Mel Foree)
RCA Victor EP4323 — Blue Blue Day   (1958)
c. J2WB 0438 We Could - 2:29(Felice Bryant)
d. J2WB 0439 If You Don't Know It - 2:10(Don Gibson)
Country Classics Library LP1107 — Rockin' Rollin' Gibson   (1982)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
Bear Family CD15401 — A Legend In My Time   (1988)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
e. J2WB 0440 Sweet Sweet Girl - 1:50(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75458 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
RCA Victor EP4323 — Blue Blue Day   (1958)
RCA Italiana 450796 — Sweet Sweet Girl / Too Soon To Know   (1959)
f. J2WB 0441* Blues In My Heart - 2:37(Jenny Lou Carson, Red Foley)
Complete Country CD005 — Lonesome Singer Songwriter   (2011)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP1743 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1958)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Collectables CD5874 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1998)

Richard Weize reports J2WB 0401 for "Blues In My Heart" and notes the break in master numbers; most likely a transcription error that should be J2WB 0441.


Date: April 30, 1958 [13:00-16:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Autry Inman, Velma Smith (g), Grady Martin (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 3202-7 Give Myself A Party - 2:37(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457330 — Give Myself A Party / Look Who's Blue   (1958)
RCA Camden LP852 — A Blue Million Tears   (1965)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)

1. Split Session
This was a split session with Autry Inman.

2. The Anita Kerr Singers
This group consists of Anita Kerr (soprano, leader), Dottie Dillard (alto), Guilford Wright (tenor) and Louis Nunley (baritone) for Don Gibson's recording sessions.


Date: June 24, 1958 [10:30-13:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Where No One Stands Alone (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 3267-11 Taller Than Trees - 2:20(Lee Ferebee)
RCA Victor LP1918 — Where No One Stands Alone   (1958)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
b. J2WB 3268-5rejected Satisfied - 2:19(Martha Carson)
c. J2WB 3269-13 Wait For The Light To Shine - 1:59(Fred Rose)
RCA Victor LP1918 — Where No One Stands Alone   (1958)
RCA Camden LP2317 — My God Is Real   (1969)
Collectables CD7319 — My God Is Real / I Walk Alone   (2004)
d. J2WB 3270-10 Canaan's Land - 1:49(Traditional)
RCA Victor EP4335 — That Lonesome Valley   (1958)
RCA Victor LP1918 — Where No One Stands Alone   (1958)
RCA Camden LP2317 — My God Is Real   (1969)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)

Date: July 17, 1958 #1 [14:00-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Where No One Stands Alone (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Hank Garland (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 3285 (Prayer Is The Key To Heaven) Faith Unlocks The Door - 2:31(Samuel T. Scott, Robert L. Sands)
RCA Camden LP2317 — My God Is Real   (1969)
Collectables CD7319 — My God Is Real / I Walk Alone   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. J2WB 3286 Evening Prayer - 2:27(Charles Gabriel, C.M. Battersby)
RCA Victor EP4335 — That Lonesome Valley   (1958)
c. J2WB 3287 Lord, I'm Coming Home - 2:34(William J. Kirkpatrick)
RCA Camden LP2317 — My God Is Real   (1969)
Collectables CD7319 — My God Is Real / I Walk Alone   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
d. J2WB 3288 Satisfied - 2:21(Martha Carson)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
RCA Victor 459395 — Where No One Stands Alone / Satisfied   (1967)
RCA Camden LP2317 — My God Is Real   (1969)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP1918 — Where No One Stands Alone   (1958)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: July 17, 1958 #2 [18:30-22:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Where No One Stands Alone (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Hank Garland (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 3280 Climbing Up The Mountain - 1:57(Mosie Lister)
RCA Victor EP4335 — That Lonesome Valley   (1958)
b. J2WB 3281 Where No One Stands Alone - 2:45(Mosie Lister)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
RCA Victor 459395 — Where No One Stands Alone / Satisfied   (1967)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
c. J2WB 3282 Known Only To Him - 2:52(Stuart Hamblen)
d. J2WB 3283 My God Is Real - 2:31(Kenneth Morris)
e. J2WB 3284 That Lonesome Valley - 1:58(Kenneth Morris)
RCA Victor EP4335 — That Lonesome Valley   (1958)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
Country Stars CD55552 — His Kind Of Country   (2009)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP1918 — Where No One Stands Alone   (1958)
RCA Camden LP2317 — My God Is Real   (1969)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)

Date: September 26, 1958 [10:30-14:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Ray Edenton (rg), Hank Garland (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 3398rejected Who Cares (For Me) - 2:20(Don Gibson)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
Country Stars CD55470 — Blue Blue Day   (2001)
BMG CD59628 — Anthology   (2004)
Golden Stars CD5471 — Sweet Dreams: Early Years / Later Years   (2008)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
b. J2WB 3399-8 When Will This Ever End - 2:05(Don Gibson)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
c. J2WB 3400-10 Sweet Sweet Girl - 2:06(Don Gibson)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
d. J2WB 6901-5rejected A Stranger To Me - 2:33(Don Gibson)
e. J2WB 6902-8 Won't Cha Come Back To Me - 1:31(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP2038 — That Gibson Boy   (1959)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75574 — Even Tho'   (1960)
RCA Victor (GB) EP214 — That Gibson Boy   (1962)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)

Richard Weize takes note of the break in matrix numbers between performances c-d. but does not give an explanation. Victor may have requested a change in designation after J2WB 3400.


Date: December 7, 1958 [10:00-14:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Rusty Kershaw (g), Jimmie Selph (rg), Hank Garland (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. J2WB 6956 A Stranger To Me - 2:03(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457437 — Who Cares (For Me) / A Stranger To Me   (1959)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
b. J2WB 6957-8 As Much - 1:59(Mel Tillis)
RCA Victor LP2038 — That Gibson Boy   (1959)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
c. J2WB 6958 Who Cares (For Me) - 2:12(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457437 — Who Cares (For Me) / A Stranger To Me   (1959)
RCA Victor EP5114 — Blue And Lonesome   (1959)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
d. J2WB 6959backing tr Love Will Find Out The Way(Robert Goldman, Glenn Paxton, George Weiss)
unissued

Don Gibson (v) on a-c.

No vocal recorded for "Love Will Find Out The Way" and the master was abandoned.


Date: January 19, 1959 #1 [09:15-12:15]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
That Gibson Boy (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Jimmie Selph (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. K2WB 0413 I Wish It Had Been A Dream - 2:40(Ira Louvin, Charles Louvin)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
b. K2WB 0414 Ages And Ages Ago - 2:18(Fred Rose, Gene Autry, Ray Whitley)
c. K2WB 0415 Even Tho' - 1:55(Willie Jones, Curt Peeples)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75574 — Even Tho'   (1960)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9029 — Hillbilly IX   (1961)
RCA Victor (GB) EP214 — That Gibson Boy   (1962)
Country Classics Library LP1107 — Rockin' Rollin' Gibson   (1982)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
d. K2WB 0416 Didn't Work Out, Did It? - 2:18(Dave Rich)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75574 — Even Tho'   (1960)
RCA Victor (GB) EP214 — That Gibson Boy   (1962)
Country Classics Library LP1107 — Rockin' Rollin' Gibson   (1982)
e. K2WB 0417 It's My Way - 2:06(Wayne Walker)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
Pickwick LP7028 — Great!   (1976)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2038 — That Gibson Boy   (1959)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: January 19, 1959 #2 [20:00-23:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
That Gibson Boy (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Jimmie Selph (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. K2WB 0418 Almost - 3:09(Vic McAlpin, Jack Toombs)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9029 — Hillbilly IX   (1961)
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
b. K2WB 0419 Do You Think - 1:59(Lee Emerson)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
c. K2WB 0420 Foggy River - 1:59(Fred Rose)
RCA Victor (FR) EP75574 — Even Tho'   (1960)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9029 — Hillbilly IX   (1961)
RCA Victor (GB) EP214 — That Gibson Boy   (1962)
d. K2WB 0421 Midnight - 2:11(Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9029 — Hillbilly IX   (1961)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2038 — That Gibson Boy   (1959)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: March 16, 1959 #1 [09:00-12:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, g), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland, Velma Smith (g), Ray Edenton (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. K2WB 1401-28 Lonesome Old House - 2:09(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457505 — Lonesome Old House / I Couldn't Care Less   (1959)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor LP2838 — 15 Great Hits   (1978)

Date: March 16, 1959 #2 [14:00-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland, Velma Smith (g), Ray Edenton (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. K2WB 1402-9rejected Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 2:10(Don Gibson)
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
b. K2WB 1403-17 I Couldn't Care Less - 2:04(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457505 — Lonesome Old House / I Couldn't Care Less   (1959)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
Bear Family CD15401 — A Legend In My Time   (1988)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)
Both titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Fab Four CD233125 — Hillbilly Hitmaker   (2010)
Primo CD6137 — The Essential Recordings   (2012)

Date: July 15, 1959 [10:30-13:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Ray Edenton (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Buddy Harman (d), Jimmie Riddle (h)

a. K2WB 0567-8 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - 2:15(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor LP2838 — 15 Great Hits   (1978)
RCA Victor (GB) LP5184 — 20 Of The Best   (1981)
b. K2WB 0568-8 Heartbreak Avenue - 2:22(Mel Foree)
Both titles on: RCA Victor 457566 — Don't Tell Me Your Troubles / Heartbreak Avenue   (1959)
RCA CD2295 — All-Time Greatest Hits   (1990)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Complete Country CD005 — Lonesome Singer Songwriter   (2011)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)

Date: October 8, 1959 [13:30-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Look Who's Blue (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Culley Holt (v, bkv), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Jimmie Selph (g), Hank Garland (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. K2WB 1510 Big Hearted Me - 2:15(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457629 — I'm Movin' On / Big Hearted Me   (1959)
RCA Victor LP2184 — Look Who's Blue   (1960)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
b. K2WB 1511-4 Maybe Tomorrow - 2:25(Don Everly)
RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
c. K2WB 1512 Everybody But Me - 1:54(Dave Burgess)
RCA Victor LP2184 — Look Who's Blue   (1960)
RCA Victor (GB) EP213 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
Bear Family LP15097 — Rockin' Rollin' Vol. 2   (1982)
Righteous CD2351 — Look Who's Blue / Oh Lonesome Me   (2011)
d. K2WB 1513-4 I'm Movin' On - 2:08(Hank Snow)
RCA Victor 457629 — I'm Movin' On / Big Hearted Me   (1959)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor LP2838 — 15 Great Hits   (1978)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Culley Holt (v) on b, (bkv) on a, c-d.


Date: January 3, 1960 [10:00-13:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Look Who's Blue (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, g), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires, Marijohn Wilkin (bkv), Ray Edenton, Hank Garland (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. L2WB 0001-6 Just One Time - 2:45(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP2184 — Look Who's Blue   (1960)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
RCA Victor (AU) EP20339 — I Can't Stop Loving You   (1965)
b. L2WB 0002-9 I May Never Get To Heaven - 2:40(Buddy Killen, Bill Anderson)
RCA Camden LP852 — A Blue Million Tears   (1965)
Both titles on: RCA Victor 457690 — Just One Time / I May Never Get To Heaven   (1960)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)

Date: January 15, 1960 [14:00-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Look Who's Blue (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Ray Edenton (rg), Jimmy Day (stg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Doug Kirkham (d)

a. L2WB 0029-4 Lonely Street - 2:28(Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S. Stevenson)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9018 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. L2WB 0030-3 On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain - 2:39(Hank Williams, Ramona Vincent)
c. L2WB 0031-7 Why Don't You Love Me - 1:48(Hank Williams)
RCA Victor (GB) EP213 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
Bear Family LP15097 — Rockin' Rollin' Vol. 2   (1982)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
d. L2WB 0032-5 If I Can Stay Away Long Enough - 2:32(Benny E. Martin)
e. L2WB 0033-3 Never Love Again - 1:56(Rusty Kershaw, Doug Kershaw)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2184 — Look Who's Blue   (1960)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Righteous CD2351 — Look Who's Blue / Oh Lonesome Me   (2011)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Leon Sutton (g) on b-c, e; Chet Atkins (eg) on c; Jimmy Day (stg) on a, d-e.


Date: January 16, 1960 [09:15-12:15]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Look Who's Blue (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Leon Sutton (g), Ray Edenton (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. L2WB 0034-3 The Streets Of Laredo - 3:18(Traditional)
RCA Victor (GB) EP213 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9018 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
Complete Country CD005 — Lonesome Singer Songwriter   (2011)
b. L2WB 0035-4 My Love For You - 2:36(Warner Mack)
c. L2WB 0036-3 My Hands Are Tied - 1:57(Vic McAlpin, Roy Drusky)
RCA Victor (GB) EP213 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
RCA CD2295 — All-Time Greatest Hits   (1990)
d. L2WB 0037-4 It Only Hurts For A Little While - 2:12(Mack David, Fred Spielman)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2184 — Look Who's Blue   (1960)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Righteous CD2351 — Look Who's Blue / Oh Lonesome Me   (2011)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Leon Sutton (g) on a, d; Chet Atkins (eg) on b-c.


Date: May 23, 1960 [21:00-00:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Sweet Dreams (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, g), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires, Marijohn Wilkin (bkv), Hank Garland, Jimmie Selph (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. L2WB 0167 (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time - 2:33(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
Pickwick LP7028 — Great!   (1976)
BMG CD44675 — Country Gems   (1998)
BMG CD99791 — RCA Country Legends   (2001)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
b. L2WB 0168-4 Far Far Away - 2:08(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor LP2838 — 15 Great Hits   (1978)
Country Classics Library LP1107 — Rockin' Rollin' Gibson   (1982)
Both titles on: RCA Victor 457762 — Far Far Away / (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time   (1960)
RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
RCA Victor (GB) LP5184 — 20 Of The Best   (1981)

Date: July 22, 1960 #1 [10:00-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Sweet Dreams (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Troy Hatcher (d)

a. L2WW 0233-4 Foolish Me - 2:11(Tom A. LeMay)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. L2WW 0234-4 My Tears Don't Show - 2:28(Carl Butler)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
c. L2WW 0235-4 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise - 2:38(Eugene Lockhart, Ernest Seitz)
RCA Victor 457841 — What About Me / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise   (1961)
RCA Victor (AU) EP20292 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1963)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: July 22, 1960 #2 [14:30-17:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Sweet Dreams (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, g, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Troy Hatcher (d)

a. L2WW 0236-9 What About Me - 2:11(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 457841 — What About Me / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise   (1961)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor LP2838 — 15 Great Hits   (1978)
b. L2WW 0237-4 The Next Voice You Hear - 3:06(Cindy Walker)
RCA Camden LP2392 — Lovin' Lies   (1970)
Collectables CD7318 — Am I That Easy To Forget / Lovin' Lies   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
c. L2WW 0238-6 Hurtin' Inside - 2:14(Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, Cirino Colacrai, Teddy Randazzo)
RCA Camden LP2101 — Hurtin' Inside   (1966)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Chet Atkins (g) on a, (eg) on b-c.


Date: July 22, 1960 #3 [19:30-23:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Sweet Dreams (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr, eg), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Brenton Banks (org), Junior Huskey (b), Troy Hatcher (d)

a. L2WW 0239-7alt Sweet Dreams (Of You) - 1:55(Don Gibson)
b. L2WW 0239-8 Sweet Dreams (Of You) - 1:52(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
BMG CD44675 — Country Gems   (1998)
BMG CD59628 — Anthology   (2004)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
c. L2WW 0240-5 Time Hurts (As Well As It Heals) - 2:11(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
d. L2WW 0241-3 What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You - 1:57(Earl Hatch, Pinky Tomlin, Coy Poe, Jimmy Grier)
RCA Victor LP2269 — Sweet Dreams   (1961)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)

Date: September 12, 1960 [14:00-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires (bkv), Hank Garland, Velma Smith (g), Harold Harper (rg), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d, tam)

a. L2WW 0272 Sweet Dreams (Of You) - 2:18(Don Gibson)
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor LP2838 — 15 Great Hits   (1978)
b. L2WW 0273-11 The Same Street - 2:23(Don Gibson)
Bear Family CD Box15475 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1949-1960   (1991)
BMG CD59628 — Anthology   (2004)
Both titles on: RCA Victor 457805 — Sweet Dreams (Of You) / The Same Street   (1960)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)

Buddy Harman (tam) on a.


Date: April 5, 1961 [09:30-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, g), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Harold Bradley, Hank Garland (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. M2WW 0618 I Think It's Best (To Forget Me) - 2:23(Don Gibson) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor 457890 — Sea Of Heartbreak / I Think It's Best (To Forget Me)   (1961)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9018 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
RCA Victor LP2361 — Girls, Guitars And Gibson   (1961)
b. M2WW 0619rejected That's How It Goes - 2:24(Tompall Glaser) / arr: Anita Kerr
c. M2WW 0620 Sea Of Heartbreak - 2:38(Hal David, Paul Hampton) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor 457890 — Sea Of Heartbreak / I Think It's Best (To Forget Me)   (1961)
RCA Victor (DE) EP9018 — Look Who's Blue   (1961)
RCA Victor (AU) EP20292 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1963)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)

Date: May 1, 1961 #1 [09:30-12:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Girls, Guitars And Gibson (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Harold Bradley, Hank Garland, Johnny Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. M2WW 0636 No One Will Ever Know - 2:57(Fred Rose, Mel Foree) / arr: Anita Kerr
b. M2WW 0637 Born To Lose - 2:33(Frankie Brown) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
c. M2WW 0638 Beautiful Dreamer - 2:44(Stephen Foster) / arr: Anita Kerr
d. M2WW 0639 Camptown Races - 1:55(Stephen Foster) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor (AU) EP20292 — Oh Lonesome Me   (1963)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
BMG CD99791 — RCA Country Legends   (2001)
BMG CD59628 — Anthology   (2004)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2361 — Girls, Guitars And Gibson   (1961)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: May 1, 1961 #2 [14:30-17:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Girls, Guitars And Gibson (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Harold Bradley, Hank Garland, Johnny Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. M2WW 0640 Fireball Mail - 1:53(Floyd Jenkins) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor 458367 — Oh, Such A Stranger / Fireball Mail   (1964)
RCA Camden LP2392 — Lovin' Lies   (1970)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
Collectables CD7318 — Am I That Easy To Forget / Lovin' Lies   (2004)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. M2WW 0641 The Last Letter - 3:30(Rex Griffin) / arr: Anita Kerr
c. M2WW 0642 White Silver Sands - 2:49(Chuck Matthews, Gladys Reinhardt) / arr: Anita Kerr
d. M2WW 0643 Driftwood On The River - 2:56(Bob Miller, John Klenner) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2361 — Girls, Guitars And Gibson   (1961)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: May 2, 1961 [09:45-12:45]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Girls, Guitars And Gibson (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Harold Bradley, Hank Garland, Johnny Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. M2WW 0644 Lonesome Road - 2:54(Nathaniel Shilkret, Gene Austin) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Camden LP2392 — Lovin' Lies   (1970)
Collectables CD7318 — Am I That Easy To Forget / Lovin' Lies   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. M2WW 0645 Above And Beyond - 2:11(Harlan Howard) / arr: Anita Kerr
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
c. M2WW 0646 Cute Little Girls - 1:56(Pearl Woods) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Camden LP2392 — Lovin' Lies   (1970)
Bear Family LP15097 — Rockin' Rollin' Vol. 2   (1982)
Collectables CD7318 — Am I That Easy To Forget / Lovin' Lies   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2361 — Girls, Guitars And Gibson   (1961)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: September 28, 1961 [10:30-13:30]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (bkv), Harold Bradley, Grady Martin, Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. M2WW 0984 I Sat Back And Let It Happen - 2:41(Paul Hampton) / arr: Anita Kerr
Bear Family LP15089 — Rockin' Rollin'   (1982)
Bear Family CD15401 — A Legend In My Time   (1988)
Bear Family CD16991 — Don Rocks   (2008)
b. M2WW 0985 I Know The Score - 2:51(Don Gibson) / arr: Anita Kerr
Bear Family LP15097 — Rockin' Rollin' Vol. 2   (1982)
c. M2WW 0986 The Same Old Trouble - 2:05(Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor 457959 — Lonesome Number One / The Same Old Trouble   (1961)
RCA Victor (GB) LP5184 — 20 Of The Best   (1981)
Country Classics Library LP1107 — Rockin' Rollin' Gibson   (1982)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)

Date: September 29, 1961 [10:00-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Grady Martin, Velma Smith (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Henry Strzelecki (b), Morris Palmer (d), Charlie McCoy (h)

a. M2WW 0987-7 So How Come (No One Loves Me) - 2:26(Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor 458085 — So How Come (No One Loves Me) / Baby, We're Really In Love   (1962)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)
SPV CD265142 — The Singles 1960-1969   (2013)
b. M2WW 0988-6 Lonesome Number One - 2:24(Don Gibson) / arr: Anita Kerr
RCA Victor 457959 — Lonesome Number One / The Same Old Trouble   (1961)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
RCA Victor (AU) EP20339 — I Can't Stop Loving You   (1965)
c. M2WW 0989rejected Let's Fall Out Of Love (Tonight) - 2:05(Melvin Endsley) / arr: Anita Kerr
Bear Family LP15097 — Rockin' Rollin' Vol. 2   (1982)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)

Date: February 9, 1962 [10:00-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Grady Martin, Sam Pruett, Jerry Reed (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d), Morris Wilson (hps)

a. N2WW 0573 I Let Her Get Lonely - 2:49(Carl Belew, Art Bishop, W.S. Stevenson)
RCA Victor 458017 — I Can Mend Your Broken Heart / I Let Her Get Lonely   (1962)
RCA Camden LP852 — A Blue Million Tears   (1965)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)
b. N2WW 0574 I Can Mend Your Broken Heart - 2:36(Don Gibson)
RCA Victor 458017 — I Can Mend Your Broken Heart / I Let Her Get Lonely   (1962)
RCA Victor LP42002 — Famous Country Music Makers   (1976)
RCA Victor (GB) LP5184 — 20 Of The Best   (1981)
c. N2WW 0575rejected (I'll Let My Heart Break) For A Little While - 2:13(Don Gibson)
d. N2WW 0576rejected That's How It Goes - 2:46(Tompall Glaser)
Bear Family LP15193 — Don Gibson & Los Indios Tabajaras   (1986)
All titles on: Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)

Richard Weize lists master number N2WW 0576 for "That's How It Goes" although he reports it was given N2WW 0575 in the official papers.


Date: March 13, 1962 [10:00-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Some Favorites Of Mine (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Harold Bradley, Johnny Smith, Velma Smith, Joseph Tanner (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. N2WW 0664overdub It Makes No Difference Now - 3:04(Floyd Tillman, Jimmie Davis)
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. N2WW 0665overdub Settin' The Woods On Fire - 2:18(Fred Rose, Ed G. Nelson)
RCA Camden LP2392 — Lovin' Lies   (1970)
Collectables CD7318 — Am I That Easy To Forget / Lovin' Lies   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
c. N2WW 0667overdub Baby, We're Really In Love - 1:56(Hank Williams)
RCA Victor 458085 — So How Come (No One Loves Me) / Baby, We're Really In Love   (1962)
RCA Victor (GB) EP7122 — May You Never Be Alone   (1963)
BMG CD59628 — Anthology   (2004)
Jasmine CD3642 — Singles Collection 1956-1962   (2013)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2448 — Some Favorites Of Mine   (1962)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

1. Overdubs
The vocals for these performances were recorded March 17, 1962.

2. Backing Track
N2WW 0666 is a rejected backing track of "We Live In Two Different Worlds". A new performance of the song was recorded March 17, 1962.


Date: March 17, 1962 #1 [10:30-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Some Favorites Of Mine (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Harold Bradley, Sam Pruett, Jerry Reed (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. N2WW 0676 I Love You So Much It Hurts - 2:01(Floyd Tillman)
RCA Camden LP2246 — I Love You So Much It Hurts   (1968)
Collectables CD7315 — Hurtin' Inside / I Love You So Much It Hurts   (2004)
Collectables CD1144 — Only The Best   (2009)
b. N2WW 0677 It's A Sin - 2:33(Fred Rose, Zeb Turner)
RCA Victor LP3376 — The Best Of Don Gibson   (1965)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
c. N2WW 0678 I'm Sorry For You, My Friend - 2:53(Hank Williams)
Eagle Rock CD034 — The Masters: Don Gibson   (2002)
d. N2WW 0679 This Cold War With You - 2:45(Floyd Tillman)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2448 — Some Favorites Of Mine   (1962)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: March 17, 1962 #2 [14:00-17:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor
Some Favorites Of Mine (Album Sessions)

Chet Atkins (pdr), Don Gibson (v, g), The Jordanaires (bkv), Thumbs Carllile, Sam Pruett, Jerry Reed (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Morris Palmer (d)

a. N2WW 0680 Where Is Your Heart Tonight - 2:47(Benny E. Martin, Boudleaux Bryant, Robert Castlelow)
RCA Victor (GB) EP7122 — May You Never Be Alone   (1963)
b. N2WW 0681 Blue Dream - 3:05(Boudleaux Bryant)
c. N2WW 0682 How's The World Treating You? - 2:10(Boudleaux Bryant, Chet Atkins)
d. N2WW 0683 May You Never Be Alone - 2:40(Hank Williams)
RCA Victor (GB) EP7122 — May You Never Be Alone   (1963)
e. N2WW 0684 We Live In Two Different Worlds - 2:50(Fred Rose)
RCA Victor (GB) EP7122 — May You Never Be Alone   (1963)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2448 — Some Favorites Of Mine   (1962)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)
Real Gone (EU) CD Box088 — Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles   (2013)

Date: October 29, 1962 [09:30-13:00]
Location: RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville TN.
Label: RCA Victor

Chet Atkins (pdr, g), Don Gibson (v, g), Anita Kerr, Katie Lyell, Mary Lyell, The Jordanaires (bkv), Jerry Reed (g), Floyd Cramer (p), Junior Huskey (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. N2WW 0961 Old Ship Of Zion - 3:21(M.J. Cartwright, Donald Hustad, D.B. Towner) / arr: Anita Kerr
b. N2WW 0962 Then I Met The Master - 2:35(Mosie Lister) / arr: Anita Kerr
c. N2WW 0963 I'd Rather Have Jesus - 2:52(George Beverly Shea, Rhea Miller) / arr: Anita Kerr
d. N2WW 0964 Be Ready - 2:17(Audrey Allison) / arr: Anita Kerr
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2878 — God Walks These Hills   (1964)
Bear Family CD Box15664 — Don Gibson: The Singer, The Songwriter 1960-1966   (1993)

Sessions Reported: 36

Performances Reported: 128

Unique Songs Reported: 116

Unique Issues Reported: 86