Finding Aid for the Charlie Brill Collection of Country Music Sound Recordings

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Charlie Brill Collection of Country Music Sound Recordings
Collection number: 900-M
Creator: Brill, Charlie
Extent: 52 sound recordings
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection consists of 52 78 r.p.m. sound recordings featuring early, country music artists such as Hank Williams, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Bill Monroe. The collection is arranged alphabetically by work title.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charlie Brill Collection of Country Music Sound Recordings, 900-M, Performing Arts Special Collections , University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

52 78 r.p.m. sound recordings featuring early, country music artists such as Hank Williams, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Bill Monroe.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Brill Series One
  • Series 2. Brill Series Two
  • Series 3. Brill Series Three

Container List

Box 1

Alabama Waltz

Composer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46236
Box 1

Angels Rock Me To Sleep

Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46325
Box 1

Anticipation Blues

Composer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 57-40258
Box 1

Bloodshot Eyes

Composer: Penny
Composer: Hall
Performer: Penny, Hank
Publisher: King
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 828
Box 1

Blue Grass Breakdown

Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20552
Box 1

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20370
Box 1

Boat of Love

Composer: Smith, James B.
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46254
Box 1

Boiled Beef

Performer: Cohen, Myron
Publisher: Banner
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: B 2049
Box 1

Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women

Composer: Kirk, Eddie
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Starlighters
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1174
Box 1

Certainly Baby

Composer: Slay, Frank Jr.
Composer: Crewe, Bob
Performer: Charlie and Ray
Publisher: Herald
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: H 454
Box 1

China Doll

Composer: Cannan, Gerald
Composer: Cannan, Guna
Performer: Stone, Cliffie
Performer: Preston, Terry
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1861
Box 1

Christmas Time's A-Coming

Composer: Logan, Tex
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46386
Box 1

Cincinnati Dancing Pig

Composer: Wood, Guy
Composer: Lewis, Al
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Starlighters
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1174
Box 1

Cold Cold Heart

Composer: Williams
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 10904
Box 1

Cool, Cool Kisses

Composer: Martin, Cal
Composer: Ford, Ernest
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: O'Connell, Helen
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1809
Box 1

The Cry of the Wild Goose

Composer: Gilkyson, Terry
Creator/Collector: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 40280
Box 1

Dear John

Composer: Ritter
Composer: Gass
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 10904
Box 1

Dear Old Dixie

Composer: Flatt
Composer: Scruggs
Performer: Flatt, Lester
Performer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Foggy Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21125
Box 1

Dearest One

Composer: Jones, Charles
Performer: Charlie and Ray
Publisher: Herald
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: H 454
Box 1

The Donkey Serenade

Composer: Friml
Composer: Stothart
Composer: Wright
Composer: Forrest
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 40280
Box 1

Fatback Louisiana, U.S.A.

Composer: Freberg, Stan
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Cliffie Stone's Orchestra
Performer: Howard, Paul Mason
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 2066
Box 1

The First Whippoorwill

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 28045
Box 1

The First Whippoorwill

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46386
Box 1

Foggy Mountain Chimes

Composer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Flatt, Lester
Performer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Seckler, Curly
Performer: Foggy Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21179
Box 1

Footprints in the Snow

Arranger: Lane, B.
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20080
Box 1

Good Morning to You

Composer: Monroe, Charlie
Performer: Monroe, Charlie
Performer: Kentucky Pardners
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21-0417
Box 1

Goodbye Old Pal

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20370
Box 1

Hey, Good Looking

Composer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: O'Connell, Helen
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1809
Box 1

The Highest Bidder

Composer: Snow
Composer: Church
Composer: Bryant
Performer: Snow, Hank
Performer: Rainbow Ranch Boys
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20-4346
Box 1

Hominy Grits

Composer: Burnette
Performer: Burnette, Smiley
Performer: Sunshine Girls
Publisher: ARA
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: RM 4005A
Box 1

I Gott Have My Baby Back

Composer: Tillman, Floyd
Performer: Allen, Rex
Performer: Arizona Wranglers
Performer: Byrd, Jerry
Publisher: Mercury
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 6228
Box 1

I Love You Madly

Composer: Jones, Charles
Performer: Charlie and Ray
Publisher: Herald
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: H 438
Box 1

I Love You So Much it Hurts

Composer: Tillman
Performer: Tillman, Floyd
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 204
Box 1

I Should Have Known

Composer: Dale
Composer: Insetta
Performer: Dale, Jimmie
Performer: Prides of the Prairie
Publisher: Continental
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: C-8035
Box 1

I Was Satisfied

Composer: Penny, Hank
Performer: Penny, Hank
Publisher: King
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 828
Box 1

If I Should Wander Back Tonight

Composer: Flatt
Composer: Scruggs
Performer: Flatt, Lester
Performer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Froggy Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21125
Box 1

I'll Go Stepping Too

Composer: James, T.
Composer: Organ
Performer: Flatt, Lester
Performer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Foggy Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21179
Box 1

I'll Take What I Can Get

Composer: Tillman
Performer: Tillman, Floyd
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20430
Box 1

I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome

Composer: Smith, James B.
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46254
Box 1

I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20612
Box 1

I'm Head Over Heals in Love

Composer: Flatt
Performer: Flatt, Lester
Performer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Foggy Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20805
Box 1

I'm On My Way to the Old Home

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 28045
Box 1

I'm Walking the Dog

Composer: Grimsley
Performer: Pierce, Webb
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 28834
Box 1

(Our Own) Jole Blon

Composer: Acuff, Roy
Performer: Acuff, Roy
Performer: Smoky Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20106
Box 1

Kaw Liga

Composer: Williams
Composer: Rose
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 11416
Box 1

Kentucky Waltz

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1470
Box 1

Kentucky Waltz

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20013
Box 1

Kissin' Bug Boogie

Composer: Roberts, Allan
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1775
Box 1

The Last Mile

Composer: Autry
Composer: Rose, Fred
Composer: Haldman
Performer: Autry, Gene
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 37816
Box 1

The Leaf of Love

Composer: Williams
Composer: Newman
Performer: Autry, Gene
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 37816
Box 1

Letter From My Darlin

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46392
Box 1

Lovesick Blues

Composer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 10352
Box 1

Molly and Tenbrooks

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20612
Box 1

Mule Boogie

Composer: Boyd, Bill
Composer: McRight, Leonard
Performer: Boyd, Jim
Performer: Men of the West
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21 0301
Box 1

Mule Train

Composer: Glickman
Composer: Lange
Composer: Heath
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 57-40258
Box 1

Music Makin' Mama from Memphis

Composer: Snow, Clarence E.
Performer: Snow, Hank
Performer: Rainbow Ranch Boys
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20-4346
Box 1

My Heart Would Know

Composer: Williams
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 11000
Box 1

My Rose of Old Kentucky

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20423
Box 1

Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone

Composer: Williams, Hank
Composer: Foree, Mel
Performer: Monroe, Charlie
Performer: Kentucky Pardners
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21-0417
Box 1

Never Again (Will I Knock on Your Door)

Composer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 10352
Box 1

The Old Fiddler

Composer: Ashley, Hugh
Composer: Wright, Ira
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46236
Box 1

A Petal From a Faded Rose

Composer: Travis
Composer: Rusk
Performer: Allen, Rex
Performer: Arizona Wranglers
Performer: Byrd, Jerry
Publisher: Mercury
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 6228
Box 1

Pore Ol Koo Liger

Composer: Williams, Hank
Composer: Rose, Fred
Performer: Homer and Jethro
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20-5280
Box 1

Raw Hide

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46392
Box 1

The Rhumba Boogie

Composer: Snow, Clarence E.
Performer: Snow, Hank
Performer: Rainbow Ranch Boys
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21-0431
Box 1

Rock City Boogie

Composer: Allison, Joe
Composer: Kern, Anita
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Dinning Sisters
Performer: Cliffie Stone's Music
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1911
Box 1

Rocky Road Blues

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20013
Box 1

A Room Full of Roses

Composer: Spencer, Ken
Performer: Cousin Abner
Publisher: Talent
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 747
Box 1

Sailor's Plea

Composer: Rodgers, Jimmie
Composer: McWilliams, Elsie
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 28183
Box 1

Sixteen Tons

Composer: Travis, Merle
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Conductor: Fascinato, Jack
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 3262
Box 1

Snowshoe Thompson

Composer: Howard, Paul Mason
Composer: Ebsen, Buddy
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Cliffie Stone's Orchestra
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 2066
Box 1

Stack O Lee

Composer: Busch, Lou
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Carr, Joe "Fingers"
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1349
Box 1

The Strange Little Girl

Composer: Ross, Jerry
Composer: Adler, Richard
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1470
Box 1

Streamlined Cannon Ball

Composer: Acuff, Roy
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Dinning Sisters
Performer: Cliffie Stone's Music
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1911
Box 1

Summertime is Past and Gone

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20503
Box 1

Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20423
Box 1

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 46325
Box 1

Tailor Made Woman

Composer: Bryand, Jimmy
Composer: Kemp, Bill
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Performer: Carr, Joe "Fingers"
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1349
Box 1

Ten Gallon Hat

Composer: Burnette
Composer: Penny
Composer: Wills
Performer: Burnette, Smiley
Performer: Sunshine Girls
Publisher: ARA
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: RM 4005B

Note

From the Columbia picture, "Powder River."
Box 1

Tennessee Central (Number 9)

Composer: Smith, B.
Performer: Acuff, Roy
Performer: Smoky Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20106
Box 1

Tennessee Central (Number 9)

Composer: Smith, Beasley
Performer: Stone, Cliffie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1861
Box 1

Texas Brags

Composer: Johnson, Elsie
Performer: Cousin Abner
Publisher: Talent
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 747
Box 1

(How Much) Is That Hound Dog in the Window

Composer: Merrill, Bob
Performer: Homer and Jethro
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20-5280
Box 1

(How Much) Is That Hound Dog

Composer: Merrill, Bob
Performer: Homer and Jethro
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20-5280
Box 1

There Stands the Glass

Composer: Hull, Russ
Composer: Shurtz, Mary Jean
Composer: Greisham, Autry
Performer: Pierce, Webb
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 28834
Box 1

tin Pan Polka

Composer: Walker, Cindy
Performer: Penny, Hank
Publisher: King
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 891
Box 1

Toy Heart

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20552
Box 1

True Life Blues

Composer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20080
Box 1

We Can't Be Darlings Any More

Composer: Flatt
Composer: Sechler
Performer: Flatt, Lester
Performer: Scruggs, Earl
Performer: Foggy Mountain Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20805
Box 1

We Were Maried

Composer: Coben, Cy
Performer: Boyd, Jim
Performer: Men of the West
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21 0301
Box 1

What You've Got

Composer: Walker, Cindy
Performer: Penny, Hank
Publisher: King
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 891
Box 1

When the Cactus is in Bloom

Composer: Rogers, Jimmie
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Decca
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 28183
Box 1

Wicked Path of Sin

Composer: Monroe
Performer: Monroe, Bill
Performer: Blue Grass Boys
Publisher: Columbia
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 20503
Box 1

Woman is a Five Letter Word

Composer: Zaret
Composer: Singer
Composer: Shaw
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 1775
Box 1

Wreck of the Old 97

Composer: Whittier
Composer: Noell
Composer: Lewey
Performer: Dale, Jimmie
Performer: Prides of the Prairie
Publisher: Continental
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: C-8035
Box 1

You Don't Have to be a Baby to Cry

Composer: Merrill, Bob
Composer: Shand, Terry
Performer: Tennessee Ernie
Conductor: Fascinato, Jack
Publisher: Capitol
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 3262
Box 1

You Pass Me By

Composer: Nesbitt
Composer: Snow
Performer: Snow, Hank
Performer: Rainbow Ranch Boys
Publisher: RCA Victor
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 21-0431
Box 1

Your Cheatin Heart

Composer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Williams, Hank
Performer: Drifting Cowboys
Publisher: MGM
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 11416
Box 1

You're To Blame

Composer: Jones, Charles
Performer: Charlie and Ray
Publisher: Herald
Physical Description: 78 rpm

Additional Note

Publisher no.: H 438