Columbia 10-inch Album Discography, Part 7:
American Folk Music Series
(HL 9001 to HL 9027) 1949-1954

By Randy Watts, Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: September 3, 2009

This was Columbia's 10" "American Folk Music" series. Most of these would be classified as Country and Western. With only 27 albums over six years, it gives a good indication of just how much Columbia was not a Country & Western powerhouse back then. Many of the country records were released on their subsidiary labels like Okeh and Harmony.

This series used the usual early Columbia label design. The label was dark red with gold print. The label name was in large capital letters bending around the top of the label edge. Bending around the bottom edge was "LONG PLAYING MICROGROOVE" with the Lp logo between the words "playing" and "microgroove."

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now is an information web page and is not connected in any way to Columbia Records or Sony Music. All of these records are out of print and we have none of these records for sale. If you are interested in obtaining copies of any of these, we'd suggest you follow the suggestions found on our "Frequently Asked Questions" page. This story and discography are copyright 2009 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

HL-9001 - Gene Autry's Western Classics, Vol. 1 - Gene Autry [1949] Reissue of CL- 6020. Back In The Saddle Again/Home On The Range/Mexicali Rose/Twilight On The Trail//Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Red River Valley/South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)/Ridin' Down The Canyon

HL-9002 - Gene Autry's Western Classics, Vol. 2 - Gene Autry [1949] The Last Roundup/Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle/There's A Gold Mine In The Sky/Rounded Up In Glory//When It's Round-Up Time In Heaven/Ole Faithful/There's An Empty Cot In The Bunkhouse Tonight/Cowboy's Heaven

HL-9003 - Bob Wills Roundup - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys [1949] Tommy Duncan, vocals. New San Antonio Rose/Trouble In Mind/Take Me Back To Tulsa/I Can't Go On This Way//Big Beaver/Time Changes Everything/Roly-Poly/Miss Molly

HL-9004 - Songs of the Smoky Mountains - Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys [1949] Wreck On The Highway/Fire Ball Mail/The Precious Jewel/Pins And Needles (In My Heart)//Wabash Cannon Ball/Freight Train Blues/Wait For The Light To Shine/Low And Lonely

HL-9005 - Songs of the Southwest - Al Dexter & His Troopers [1949] I Waited Too Long/Why Did It Have To Be/Texas Waltz/Two Broken Hearts//I Told My Heart/Can This Love Be Real/Pistol Packin' Mama/Rosalita

HL-9006 - Early American Folk Songs - Bob Atcher [1949] Barbary Allen/De Ladies' Man/Methodist Pie//Devilish Mary/Young Rogers The Miller/Old Smoky/The Hunters Of Kentucky

HL-9007 - Sagebrush Swing - Spade Cooley & His Orchestra [1949] Devil's Dream/Yodeling Polka/Steel Guitar Rag/Cow Bell Polka//Oklahoma Stomp/Shame On You/Spadella/Three Way Boogie

HL-9008 - Current Country Hits, No. 1 - Various Artists [1949] Candy Kisses - George Morgan/Panhandle Rag - Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band/Take An Old Cold 'Tater - Little Jimmy Dickens/I Love You So Much It Hurts - Floyd Tillman//The Bible On The Table (And The Flag Upon The Wall) - Gene Autry/Careless Hands - Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band/Tennessee Saturday Night - Johnny Bond/Please Don't Let Me Love You - George Morgan

HL-9009 - Swing Your Partner - Arkie the Arkansas Woodchopper & His Square Dance Band [1949] Arkansas Traveler (Calls, "The Bird In The Cage")/Mississippi Sawyer (Calls, "Forward Up And Split The Ring")/Soldiers Joy (Calls, "Forward Up Six And Back")/Sallie Goodwin (Calls, "Sallie Goodwin")//Walkin' Up Town (Calls, "Circle Two Step")/Wagoner (Calls, "Right Hand Lady By The Right")/My Love Is But A Lassie 'O (Calls, "Lady Round The Two, Gent Cut Through")/Light Foot Bill (Calls, "Form A Star")

HL-9010 - Old Time Barn Dance - Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys [1949] Dance Around Molly/Black Mountain Rag/Pretty Little Widow/Smoky Mountain Rag//Gray Eagle/Lonesome Indian/Bully Of The Town/Polk County Breakdown

HL-9011 - Current Country Hits, No. 2 - Various Artists [1949] Room Full Of Roses - George Morgan/Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me - Bob Atcher/Slipping Around - Floyd Tillman/I'll Be Back A-Sunday - Little Jimmy Dickens//County Boy - "Little" Jimmie Dickens/This Cold War With You - Floyd Tillman/I'm Throwing Rice - Ray Smith/Saturday Night Boogie - Al Dexter & His Troopers

HL-9012 - Country Christmas Songs - Various Artists [1949] Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) - Gene Autry/An Old Christmas Card - Ray Smith/He's A Chubby Little Fellow - Gene Autry/An Old-Fashioned Tree - Gene Autry//Santa, Santa, Santa - Gene Autry/Jingle Bells - Hoosier Hot Shots/Jolly Old Saint Nicholas - Ray Smith/Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - American Novelty Orchestra

HL-9013 - Songs of the Saddle: Traditional Cowboy Songs - Bob Atcher [1949] Home On The Range/Red River Valley/The Strawberry Roan/Little Joe The Wrangler//Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie/The Cowboy's Dream/I've No Use For Women/The Old Chisholm Trail

HL-9014 - Square Dances, Vol. 2 - Lawrence V. Loy, caller, with Wilbur Waite & His Pokeberry Promenaders [1949] Just Because/Wait For The Wagon/San Antonio Rose/Georgia Peach//Yankee Doodle/Hinkey Dinkey Parlez-Vous/The Four Leaf Clover/Listen To The Mocking Bird

HL-9015 - Favorite Country Hymns - Chuck Wagon Gang [1950] A Beautiful Life/I've Found A Hiding Place/Kneel At The Cross/The Church In The Wildwood//If We Never Meet Again/I'd Rather Have Jesus/I'll Fly Away/Looking For A City

HL-9016 - Current Country Hits, No. 3 - Various Artists [1950] Birmingham Bounce - Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band/I Love You Because - Gene Autry/What, Where And When - Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band/Hillbilly Fever - Little Jimmy Dickens//I Can't Get Enough Of That Ah-Ha - Johnny Hicks & His Troubadors/Guilty Conscience - Carl Smith/Love Song In 32 Bars - Johnny Bond & His Red River Boys/Bonaparte's Retreat - Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band

HL-9017 - Dude Ranch Dances - Adolph Hofner & His San Antonians [1950] Cotton Eyed Joe/Put Your Little Foot/Dude Ranch Schottische/Seven Step Polka//Little Brown Jug/Rye Waltz/Ten Pretty Girls/Herr Schmidt

HL-9018 - Square Dances, Vol. 3 - Lawrence V. Loy, caller, with Wilbur Waite & His Pokeberry Promenaders [1951] East Meets West (Portland Fancy)/The Zig Zag Trail (McNamara's Band)/Country Style (I Like Mountain Music)/Chain Down The Line (It's Nice To Get Up In The Morning)//Three's A Crowd (Golden Slippers)/Wabash Wagon Wheel (Wabash Cannon Ball)/Massachusetts Mixture (Jingle Bells)/Neophyte's Delight (I Only Want A Buddy, Not A Sweetheart)

HL-9019 - Songs of Jimmie Rodgers - Lefty Frizzell [1951] Blue Yodel No. 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)/Treasure Untold/Brakeman's Blues/My Old Pal//Blue Yodel No. 6/Travelin' Blues/My Rough And Rowdy Ways/Lullaby Yodel

HL-9020 - Current Country Hits, No. 4 - Various Artists [1952] Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold) - Lefty Frizzell/(When You Feel Like You're In Love) Don't Just Stand There - Carl Smith/I've Got To Hurry, Hurry, Hurry - Ray Price/There's No Reason - Neal Burris//Almost - George Morgan/Hot Diggity Dog - Little Jimmy Dickens/It's A Lovely, Lovely World - Carl Smith/Sad Singin', Slow Ridin' - Polly Possum & Joe Wolverton with Dog Patch Boys

HL-9021 - Listen to Lefty - Lefty Frizzell [1952] If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time/I Want To Be With You Always/Always Late (With Your Kisses)/Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold)//If You Can Spare The Time (I Won't Miss The Money)/Mom And Dad's Waltz/I Love You A Thousand Ways/Look What Thoughts Will Do

HL-9022 - Gospel Gems - Chuck Wagon Gang [1952] I'm Telling The World About His Love/Travelling On/Camping In Canaan's Land/Shall We Gather At The River//Come Unto Me/My Home, Sweet Home/On And On We Walk Together/When The Saints Go Marching In

HL-9023 - Sentimental Songs - Carl Smith [1953] Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way/It's A Lovely, Lovely World/Mr. Moon/Let's Live A Little//Our Honeymoon/Don't Just Stand There/Are You Teasing Me/I Overlooked An Orchid

HL-9024 - Square Dances, Vol. 4 - Lawrence V. Loy, caller, with Wilbur Waite & His Pokeberry Promenaders [1953] Makin' Hay/Sugarloaf Shuffle/Fred's Favorite/Beantown Breakdown//Promenade And Sing/Sammy's Chain/Ninepin/Haymaker's Jig

HL-9025 - Old Country Church - Little Jimmy Dickens [1954] No Tears In Heaven/He Spoke Not A Word/That Little Old Country Church House/Take Up Thy Cross//Just A Closer Walk With Thee/The Old Country Preacher/Take My Hand, Precious Lord/I Shall Not Be Moved

HL-9026 - Softly and Tenderly - Carl Smith with Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle [1954] The Nail-Scarred Hand/We Shall Meet Someday/How About You/The Blood That Stained The Old Rugged Cross//Gethsemane/Softly And Tenderly/Amazing Grace/I'll Be List'ning

HL-9027 - Joy to the World: Christmas Carols - Chuck Wagon Gang [1954] Joy To The World/Silent Night, Holy Night/The First Nowell/Hark, The Herald Angels Sing//O Little Town Of Bethlehem/O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)/It Came Upon The Midnight Clear/While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Thanks to Bernd Kratochwil.

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