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Contains
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge 5015
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge 5026
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge GE-5026 Sample
Slim Rhodes - Maple Leaf G-203 Sample
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge 5034
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge GE-5034 Sample
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge 5044
Slim Rhodes - Gilt-Edge GE-5044 Sample
Gilt-Edge ET-114 Sample


Slim Rhodes
"SAVE A LITTLE LOVE FOR ME" - B.M.I - 2:20
Composer: - Slim Rhodes- Pee Wee Suggs
Publisher: - Music Clearance
Matrix number: - 3755
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - October 1950
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5015-A mono
SAVE A LITTLE LOVE FOR ME / SKUNK HOLLOW BOOGIE
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Vocal & Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

The first of Slim Rhodes' Gilt-Edge discs set a pattern, with this ''Save A Little Love For Me'' with this western swing vocal item backing a boogie instrumental, ''Skunk Hollow Boogie''. Slim Rhodes takes the vocal on this very pleasing swing number that owes rather more to Texas than to Tennessee. Vocal honours were shared in the Rhodes band with Dusty Rhodes, Dot Rhodes and Brad Suggs all doing their part. Surviving radio air shots from WMC dated December 1958 bear out this balance between the vocalists. They also show hos traditional fiddle solos by Dusty and the comedy sketches by Slim and Speck, where Slim is the ''Mayor of Skunk Holler'' and Speck his crazy side-kick who's always 'right back again', actually contributed as much to the group's  air time as did songs like this one.  (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5015-A 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"SKUNK HOLLOW BOOGIE" - B.M.I. - 2:45
Composer: - Slim Rhodes-Pee Wee Suggs-Dusty Rhodes-Speck Rhodes
Publisher: - Music Clearance
Matrix number: - 3757
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - October 1950
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5015-B mono
SKUNK HOLLOW BOOGIE / SAVE A LITTLE LOVE FOR ME
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

Slim Rhodes' Memphis recordings commenced in 1950 with this driving and bluesy instrumental ''Skunk Hollow Boogie''. It is really a showcase for the distinguished lead guitar of Brad Suggs, but both the steel guitar of Danny Holloway and the fiddle of Dusty Rhodes take excellent solos. Slim Rhodes played rhythm guitar and Speck Rhodes was on bass. This tune had been a Rhodes band staple for over a decade and it may be heard among the many traditional and current tunes the Rhodes band recorded for the lang-Worth transcription company in 1949 for radio broadcast. It is interesting that the repeated guitar lick we hear here was adapted by Scotty Moore for Elvis Presley's ''Good Rockin' Tonight'' some for years later. Sam Phillips may have been very new to recording for records when these sides were made, but the managed nevertheless to capture a powerful sound from the five-man Rhodes band. (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5015-B 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"SIXTY DAYS" - B.M.I. - 2:44
Composer: - Stevenson
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3969
Recorded: - Unknown Date December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - March 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge Records (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5026-A mono
SIXTY DAYS / MEMPHIS BOUNCE
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Vocal and Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

This interesting western swing item with its laconic vocal from Dusty Rhodes could almost have been a follow-up to the ''Hot Rod Race'' saga which had been started by Arkie Shibley on Gilt-Edge. The straight-as-an-arrow vocal contrasts nicely with the jazz lead guitar. The composer, W.S. Stevenson, was 4-Star/Gilt-Edge owner Bill McCall, who bought songs from down-on-their-luck hillbillies. Odds are, he didn't make his money back on this one.  (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5026-A 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"SIXTY DAYS" - B.M.I. - 2:44
Composer: - Stevenson
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3969
Recorded: - Unknown Date December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - March 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge Records (S) 78rpm promo sample GE-5026-A mono
SIXTY DAYS / MEMPHIS BOUNCE

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Vocal and Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Gilt-Edge GE-5026-A 78rpm (White Label Promotion Sample)


Slim Rhodes
"SIXTY DAYS" - B.M.I. - 2:44
Composer: - Stevenson
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3969
Recorded: - Unknown Date December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Maple Leaf Records (S) 78rpm promo sample G 203-A mono
SIXTY DAYS / MEMPHIS BOUNCE

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Vocal and Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Maple Leaf G 203-A 78rpm (Rare Canadian Edition)


Slim Rhodes
"MEMPHIS BOUNCE" - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3972
Recorded: - Unknown Date December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - March 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge Records (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5026-B mono
MEMPHIS BOUNCE / SIXTY DAYS
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

The second Gilt-Edge release contained another grabby instrumental theme, this time played in unison by the take-off guitar of Brad Suggs and the steel guitar of Danny Holloway. Suggs's solo has a hint of jazz, and he then settles into a riff on the bass strings through the steel and fiddle solos. This is music of some urbanity and charm, certainly in a different league from the hillbilly recordings Rhodes would make later on Sun.  (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5026-B 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"MEMPHIS BOUNCE" - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3972
Recorded: - Unknown Date December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - March 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge Records (S) 78rpm promo sample GE-5026-B mono
MEMPHIS BOUNCE / SIXTY DAYS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Gilt-Edge GE-5026-B 78rpm (White Label Promotion Sample)


Slim Rhodes
"MEMPHIS BOUNCE" - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3972
Recorded: - Unknown Date December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Maple Leaf Records (S) 78rpm promo sample G 203-B mono
MEMPHIS BOUNCE / SIXTY DAYS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Maple Leaf G 203-B 78rpm (Rare Canadian Edition)


Slim Rhodes
"TIME MARCHES ON" - B.M.I. - 2:33
Composer: - Daniels
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3970
Recorded: - December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5034-A mono
TIME MARCHES ON / HOT FOOT RAG
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Vocal and Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

Maintaining the bouncy ballad style of the vocal sides of his records, Slim Rhodes here again stepped before the mike on ''Time Marches On'', and to render the philosophical statement penned by the little-known Gail Daniels, who also recorded the song for Gilt-Edge's parent label, 4-Star. Brad Suggs plays some dazzling guitar fills behind Slim's vocal. (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5034-A 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"TIME MARCHES ON" - B.M.I. - 2:33
Composer: - Daniels
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3970
Recorded: - December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm promo sample GE-5034-A mono
TIME MARCHES ON / HOT FOOT RAG

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Vocal and Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Gilt-Edge GE-5034-A 78rpm (White Label Ptomotion Sample)


Slim Rhodes
"HOT FOOT RAG" - B.M.I. - 2:22
Composer: - Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3971
Recorded: - December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5034-B mono
HOT FOOT RAG / TIME MARCHES ON
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

Again it was probably more than a coincidence that on ''Hot Foot Rag'' bears a passing similarity to ''Hot Rod Race''. This is another powerful guitar-led piece by Brad Suggs who plays some jazzy licks that came from the Belgian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, either direct or via the nifty descending runs of Arthur ''Guitar Boogie'' Smith. (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5034-B 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"HOT FOOT RAG" - B.M.I. - 2:22
Composer: - Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 3971
Recorded: - December 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm promo sample GE-5034-B mono
HOT FOOT RAG / TIME MARCHES ON

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Gilt-Edge GE-5034-B 78rpm (White Label Promotion Sample)


Slim Rhodes
"RED, WHITE AND BLUE" - B.M.I. - 2:21
Composer: - Pee Wee Suggs-Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 4099
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1950
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5044-A mono
RED, WHITE AND BLUE / OZARK BOOGIE
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Vocal and Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

Musicians, like politicians, were fond of extolling the virtue of military service while their asses were safe at home, and Slim Rhodes was no exception. (It was though, just a matter of months before Brad Suggs departed for the service). Departing somewhat from their usual format, here we find Dusty and the Rhodes Boys on ''Red White And Blue'' in patriotic mood. The Korean War had just started and there were many songs like this (''They Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain'', etc), most of them in the country marked. It marked the last Rhodes release on Gilt-Edge although some titles were repackaged on 4-Star Records' disc jockey albums. (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5044-A 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"RED, WHITE AND BLUE" - B.M.I. - 2:21
Composer: - Pee Wee Suggs-Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 4099
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1950
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm promo sample GE-5044-A mono
RED, WHITE AND BLUE / OZARK BOOGIE

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Vocal and Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Gilt-Edge GE-5044-A 78rpm (White Label Promotion Sample)


Slim Rhodes
"OZARK BOOGIE" - B.M.I. - 2:30
Composer: - Pee Wee Suggs-Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 5000
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1950
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm standard single Gilt-Edge 5044-B mono
OZARK BOOGIE / RED, WHITE AND BLUES
Reissued: - 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar

Apparently recorded on this first Rhodes session along with Gilt-Edge 5015, this title was not issued until 1951. This is somewhat surprising since it is arguably the best jukebox material here. Brad Suggs again provides the boogie dynamics while Speck and Slim lay down a powerful rhythm foundation. Dusty gives us some gypsy fiddle in-between two strong steel guitar solos. (CE)(HD)(MH)
Gilt-Edge 5044-B 78rpm


Slim Rhodes
"OZARK BOOGIE" - B.M.I. - 2:30
Composer: - Pee Wee Suggs-Slim Rhodes
Publisher: - 4-Star Sales
Matrix number: - 5000
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1950
First appearance: - Gilt-Edge (S) 78rpm promo sample GE-5044-B mono
OZARK BOOGIE / RED, WHITE AND BLUES

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Slim Rhodes - Guitar
Dusty Rhodes - Fiddle
Pee Wee Suggs - Guitar
Speck Rhodes - Bass
Danny Holloway - Steel Guitar
Gilt-Edge GE-5044-B 78rpm (White Label Promotion Sample)

Gilt-Edge ET-114 78rpm (White Label Promotion Sampler Including Slim Rhodes' ''Skunk Hollow Boogie'')




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