Ella Mae Morse

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Ella Mae Morse

Born: September 12, 1924 Mansfield, TX

Died: October 16, 1999 Bullhead City, AZ

Jazz, Vocals, Jump Blues, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Rock, Boogie, Barrelhouse – 40’s, 50’s

Discography:

Discogs:

Albums

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His Orchestra* – Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues ◄ (2 versions)

Capitol Records 1954

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His Orchestra* – Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues ‎ (LP, Mono)

Capitol Records 1955

The Morse Code

‎ (LP, Album, Mono)

Capitol Records 1957

Herbie Mann, Ella Mae Morse and Jimmy GiuffreSessions, Live ‎ (LP, Album)

Calliope (3) 1976

Singles & EPs

The Patty Cake Man / Invitation To The Blues

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1944

Freddie Slack With Rhythm Section* And Ella Mae Morse With Don RayeThe House Of Blue Lights / Hey Mr. Postman ‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1946

Ella Mae Morse And Freddie Slack With Rhythm Section* – Your Conscience Tells You So / Pig Foot Pete ‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1946

A Little Further Down The Road A Piece / Bombo B. Bailey

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1948

The Blacksmith Blues / Love Me Or Leave Me

◄ (2 versions)

Capitol Records 1952

Oakie Boogie

‎ (7″)

Capitol Records 1952

Greyhound

‎ (7″)

Capitol Records 1953

What Good’ll It Do Me / Mister Memory Maker

‎ (7″, Promo)

Capitol Records 1957

Tennessee Ernie* And Ella Mae Morse With Cliffie Stone’s Orchestra* – I’m Hog-Tied Over You / False Hearted Girl ◄ (2 versions)

Capitol Records Unknown

Happy Habit / Goodnight, Sweetheart Godnight

‎ (7″, Single)

Capitol Records Unknown

A’Sleepin’ At The Foot Of The Bed / Male Call

‎ (Shellac, 10″, Promo)

Capitol Records Unknown

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His MusicRazzle-Dazzle / Seventeen ‎ (7″)

Capitol Records Unknown

An Occasional Man

‎ (7″)

Capitol Records Unknown

Ella Mae Morse With Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraBig Mamou / Is It Any Wonder ‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records Unknown

Connee Boswell* / Ella Mae MorseStormy Weather / Invitation To The Blues / Cow Cow Boogie ‎ (Shellac, 12″)

V Disc Unknown

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His MusicRazzle-Dazzle / Seventeen ‎ (10″)

Capitol Records Unknown

Compilations

Ella Mae Morse / Freddie SlackThe Hits Of ◄ (3 versions)

Capitol Records 1962

Ella Mae Morse / Freddie SlackRockin’ Brew ‎ (LP, Comp)

Ember Records 1969

Sensational

‎ (LP, Comp)

Capitol Records 1985

Ella Mae Morse

‎ (7″, EP, Comp)

Discographia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseDiscografia1.htm

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseDiscografia2.htm

Honking Duck:

http://honkingduck.com/discography/artist/ella_mae_morse

http://honkingduck.com/discography/artist/ella_mae_morse_and_f._slack

http://honkingduck.com/discography/artist/ella_mae_morse_and_her_boogie_woogie_seven

Videos:

Discographia – Filmografia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseFilmografia.htm

Search Zik:

http://searchzik.com/all_ella+mae+morse.html

Cow Cow Boogie – From Reveille with Beverly 1943:

Nevermore? – From Ghost Catchers 1944-

Blacksmith Blues w Donald Duck 1952:

Also appeared in feature films – The Sky’s the Limit (1943), South of Dixie (1944), How Doooo you Do (trailer w ella singin a little here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmKg4WxUmGQ&noredirect=1) – (1945), and Hit and Run (1957) –

On TV – Songs for sale (1952), Ed Sullivan Show (1955), and Startime (1960) – and in the Soundie Swing High, Swing Low (1946) – Hopefully some of these have survived.

Biographies:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Mae_Morse

Solid!:

http://www.parabrisas.com/d_morseem.php

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ella-mae-morse-mn0000797881

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ella+Mae+Morse

Last.Fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Ella+Mae+Morse

Texas State Historical Association:

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmobx

Discographia (In Spanish):

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseBiografia.htm

Page From “Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock & Roll” p.27, 34-35, 38, 2224, 228, 343-345, 349:

http://books.google.com/books?id=yJes-jdk5kEC&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=ella+mae+morse&source=bl&ots=FerTVIQWDM&sig=rIZp0Fb_hiXRi2ecmN17XzlbLis&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zf6LUoK8MIPDigK0x4HADQ&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBDjmAQ#v=onepage&q=ella%20mae%20morse&f=false

Page From “All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music p. 40-42:

http://books.google.com/books?id=y5iPO9n4qtQC&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=ella+mae+morse&source=bl&ots=3r11B2cmTY&sig=jqD_i1FKQiYEfzwVCt4eHJifZ9E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ofiLUoLaFcK6igLZqoHABw&ved=0CGgQ6AEwCDiMAQ#v=onepage&q=ella%20mae%20morse&f=false

Around the Web:

Her Sons Webpage for Ella Mae Morse:

http://www.prescottlink.com/morse/ella.html

Planet Barbarella Blog – Featuring “Swingin’ at the House of Blue Lights”
by Don Charles Hampton:

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2010/11/jump-back-honey-its-ella-mae-morse.html

1996 Dallas Observer Article:

http://www.dallasobserver.com/1996-03-21/music/the-morse-code/

http://www.dallasobserver.com/1996-03-21/music/the-morse-code/2/

NPR Article 2011:

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/21/132051999/ella-may-morse-the-voice-of-capitol-s-first-hits:

Feminist Music Geek Blog:

http://feministmusicgeek.com/2009/12/02/gone-but-not-forgotten-ella-mae-morse-another-rock-originator/

yahoodi.com:

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/175789/happy-birthday-ella-mae-morse/

From the Vaults:

http://fromthevaults-boppinbob.blogspot.com/2013/09/ella-mae-morse-born-12-september-1924.html

Mostly Music Blog:

http://laramusicblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/smack-dab-in-the-middle-ella-mae-morse-1955/

Pop Culture Cantina:

http://popculturecantina.blogspot.com/2007/05/ella-mae-morse-part-one.html

http://popculturecantina.blogspot.com/2007/05/ella-mae-morse-part-two.html

Now thats what I call bullshit:

http://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=ella-mae-morse

The Rockin Gipsy:

http://therockingipsy.blogspot.com/2010/06/ella-mae-morse-jumpin-and-jivin.html

Hub Pages:

http://billrrrr.hubpages.com/hub/The-Greatest-Female-Vocalist-Youve-Never-Heard

Aaron Munter:

http://www.aaronmunter.com/archives/89

A noodle in a haystack:

http://noodleinahaystack.blogspot.com/2009/08/texas-gals-part-iii-ella-mae-morse.html

A little bird told me:

http://www.sativapeterson.com/wordpress/index.php/2010/11/ella-mae-morse/

Music liner notes:

http://musiclinernotes.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/ella-mae-morse/

eclectic synthetic:

http://eclecticsynthetic.blogspot.com/2009/10/ella-mae-morse-barrelhouse-boogie-blues.html

Forties Fashions:

http://fortiesfashions.blogspot.com/2010/06/cow-cow-boogie-ella-mae-morse.html

Du Chant a la Une:

http://duchantalaune.blogspot.com/2012/11/ella-mae-morse-first-white-female-of.html

South Eastern Cushman Club Collect:

http://www.southeasterncushmanclubconnect.com/2013/11/15/new-post-series-this-weeks-favourite-female-singer-2/

The Gronmark Blog:

http://scottgronmark.blogspot.com/2012/07/freddie-daddy-slack-and-ella-mae-morse.html

Swing, Jazz, Blues – Scene from  Ghost Catchers (1944):

http://swingjazzblues.blogspot.com/2007/07/ella-mae-morse-ghost-catchers.html

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607595/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607595/bio

NYT Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/18/arts/ella-mae-morse-75-vocalist-who-transcended-pop-genres.html

The Guardian Obituary:

http://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/nov/01/guardianobituaries

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6001548

Bear Records Page:

http://www.bear-family.com/en/rock-n-roll/rock-roll/morse-ella-mae-ella-mae-rocks.html

Cherry Red Records:

http://www.cherryred.co.uk/revola-exd.asp?id=2096

Digital Citizen:

http://digitalcitizen.ca/?s=ella+mae+morse

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/ella-mae-morse

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ella-Mae-Morse/109528122399339

Songs:

Internet Archive Page:

https://archive.org/details/EllaMaeMorse-01-60

Mister Five by Five – 1942:

Get on Board Little Chillun – 1942:

The Patty Cake Man 1942:

Old Rob Roy – 1943:

Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quite – 1943:

Solid Potato Salad – 1943:

Hello, Suzanne – 1944:

Buzz Me -1945:

Rip Van Winkle – 1945:

Captain Kid – 1945:

Your Conscience Says it’s So – 1946:

House of Blue Lights – w Freddie Slack- 1945:

First Rock Song?, First use of the word “homey” in a song?

Invitation to the Blues -1946:

Pig Foot Pete – 1947:

Old Shanks Mare – 1947:

Get Off it and Go -1947:

Tennessee Saturday Night – 1951:

Oakey Boogie – 1951:

Blacksmith Blues – 1952:

It’s Rainin’ Tear Drops From My Eyes – 1953:

Male Call – 1952:

False Hearted Girl  w Tennessee Ernie Ford – 1952:

I’m Hog Tied over You – 1952:

Jump Back – 1952:

I’m a Rich Woman –  1953:

Money Honey – 1954:

40 Cups of Coffee – 1954:

How Can You Leave a Man Like This? – 1954:

Rock Me All Night Long – 1954:

5-10-15 Hours – 1954:

Have Mercy on Me Baby – 1954:

Down in Mexico – 1956:

When Boy Kiss Girl Its Love – 1955:

Smack Dab in the Middle -1955:

Razzle Dazzle – 1955:

Piddily Patter Patter – 1955:

Livin’ Livin’ Livin’ – 1955:

Give Me Love – 1956:

What Good’ll it do Me – 1957:

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive – 1957:

Rose Maddox

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from 1933 oakland tribune-

 

Rose Maddox

 

Born Roselea Arbana “Rose” Maddox on August 15th, 1925 Boaz, Alabama

Died April 15th 1998, Ashland, Oregon

Vocals, Fiddle, Bass

Country, Folk, Western, West Coast County, Rockabilly, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country Boogie, Bakersfield Sound

40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s

Maddox Brothers and Rose 1937-1956

  • Cliff Maddox (born 1912 Boaz, Alabama – died 1949)- mandolin
  • Cal Maddox (born November 3, 1915, Boaz, Alabama – died 1968) – guitar and harmonica
  • Fred Maddox (born July 3, 1919 Boaz, Alabama – died October 29, 1992)
  • Don Maddox (born December 7, 1922 Boaz, Alabama) – fiddle and vocal
  • Rose Maddox (born August 15, 1925 Boaz, Alabama – died April 15, 1998)
  • Henry Maddox –  (born March 19, 1928 Boaz, Alabama – died 1974) mandolin and guitar
  • Ben Duncan – steel guitar
  • Jimmy Winkle, Roy Nichols, or Gene Breeden – guitar

 

1949 Ad for tour:

90 Second Ad

 

Discography:

Albums[edit]

Maddox Brothers and Rose

  • America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band v.1 (Arhoolie Records, 1976/1993)
  • America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band v.2 (Arhoolie, 1995)
  • On The Air (Arhoolie, 1983/1996)
  • Live On The Radio (1996)
  • The Hillbilly Boogie Years (Rockateer, 1996)
  • A Collection of Standard Sacred Songs (King, 1956)
  • The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America (Bear Family, 1998)

Solo/Compilations

  • Precious Memories (Columbia, 1958)
  • The One Rose (Capitol, 1960)
  • Glorybound Train (Capitol, 1961)
  • A Big Bouquet of Roses (Capitol, 1961)
  • Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass (Capitol, 1962/1996)
  • Alone with You (Capitol, 1963)
  • Rosie (Starday, 1970)
  • Reckless Love & Bold Adventure (Takoma, 1977)
  • Rose of the West Coast Country (Arhoolie, 1980)
  • This is Rose Maddox (Arhoolie, 1982)
  • A Beautiful Bouquet (Arhoolie, 1983)
  • Queen of the West (Varrick, 1984)
  • California Rose (See for Miles, 1989)
  • $35 And A Dream (Arhoolie, 1994)
  • The One Rose: The Capitol Years (Bear Family, 1994)
  • The Moon is Rising (Country Town Music, 1996)
  • The Legendary Queen Of The West (Boothill, 2000)

 

Rocky 52:

http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursm/maddox_r.htm

Praugefrank’s Country Discography:

http://countrydiscography.blogspot.com/2012/05/rose-maddox.html

http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2013/03/rose-maddox-pt-1-by-dick-grant-1940-1949.html

Discografia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/MaddoxBrothersAndRoseDiscografia1.htm

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/MaddoxBrothersAndRoseDiscografia2.htm

Rockin Country Style:

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=madd6200

 

Videos:

Mashpedia:

http://www.mashpedia.com/Maddox_Brothers_and_Rose

50’s ? Footage from women of country 1993:

Down, Down Down w Emmylou Harris 1983:

Tramp on the street, Molly and Tenbrooks:

Blue Moon of Kentucky:

A chat with Jann and Rose:

Honky Tonkin’ 1987:

Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down 1992:

Fly Away Western Berlin Saloon 1993:

 

Biographies:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Maddox

Cowgirls:

http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/maddox.htm

AllMusic:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rose-maddox-mn0000290414/biography

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-maddox-brothers-rose-mn0000193160/biography

Discogs:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/maddox.htm

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Maddox+Brothers+and+Rose

Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Rose+Maddox

http://www.last.fm/music/Maddox+Brothers+&+Rose

Oldies.com:

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Rose-Maddox.html

Answers.com

http://www.answers.com/topic/rose-maddox

Country Music Database:

http://www.rolandnote.com/people.php?scode=timeline&keyword=Rose+Maddox&page=1

Modesto Radio Museum:

http://www.modestoradiomuseum.org/maddox%20brothers.html

Arhoolie Records Page:

http://www.arhoolie.com/country-bluegrass-old-timey/the-maddox-brothers-and-rose-americas-most-colorful-hillbilly-band-vol-1.html?sl=EN

Sing365:

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Rose-Maddox-Biography/EB7BF0EF532CAB3A48256FB800295FB6

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/rose-maddox

CMT:

http://www.cmt.com/artists/rose-maddox/biography/

http://www.cmt.com/artists/maddox-brothers-rose/biography/

Slipcue:

http://www.slipcue.com/music/country/countryartists/rose.html

 

Around the Web:

Saving Country Music (1952 country music’s original year of the woman and 1992 don maddox interview):

http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/tag/rose-maddox

Forum Rock City Boogie:

http://fifties-lovers.goodforum.net/t3866-rose-maddox

Honkytonks:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/maddox.htm

Boppin Blog:

http://www.bopping.org/maddox-brothers-rose/

WFMU Blog:

http://wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2013/09/rose-maddox-month.html

Flying Shoes Blog:

http://flyinshoes.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-maddox-brothers-and-sister

Rockabilly Romp Blog:

http://rockabillyromp.com/rockabilly-artists/leading-up-to-rockabilly-with-the-maddox-brothers-and-rose/

just a little ole’ rockin’ gal Blog

http://justalittleolerockingal.blogspot.com/2011/01/maddox-brothers-and-rose-i-salute-you.html

Cliffie’s Archive:

http://www.cliffiestone.com/Cliffie/archives/photo28.html

http://www.cliffiestone.com/Cliffie/archives/photo03_23.html

Dayna Wills Blog:

http://www.daynawills.com/article-rose-maddox.html

Howdy Neighbor Howdy Blog:

http://howdyneighborhowdy.wordpress.com/rose-maddox/

Planet Barberella Blog:

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rosepart-1.html

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rose-part-2.html

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rose-part-3.html

Roots of Rock and Roll Blog:

http://www.fusion45.com/roots-of-rock-maddox-brothers-and-sister-roses-ugly-and-slouchy/

Tumbling West:

http://tumblingwest.blogspot.com/2011/05/music-on-monday-quickie-grab-yourself.html

Rock a Billy Rock Blog:

http://rockabillyrock.blogspot.com/

Pop Matters:

http://www.popmatters.com/column/71323-americas-most-colorful-hillbilly-band/

ABC Country:

http://abccountry.net.au/artist/rose-maddox

The rockingispy blog:

http://therockingipsy.blogspot.com/2010/03/rose-maddox-bros-hillbilly-boogie-years.html

LA Times Article 1990:

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-08-17/entertainment/ca-963_1_traditional-country-music

Houston Press Blog:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/11/stuff_you_should_know_about_ma.php

Field Trip South:

http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/sfc/index.php/2013/04/06/visualizing-american-roots-music-maddox-brothers-and-rose/

U of Illinois article:

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/wordpress/?p=12422

Country Universe 100 Greatest Women: 31?, c’mon rose is top 5-

http://www.countryuniverse.net/2008/05/31/100-greatest-women-31-rose-maddox/

PBS Women who Rock:

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/welcometotheclub/rock.html

The Hound Blog:

http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/maddox-brothers-rose.html

Myspace:

https://myspace.com/rosemaddoxandmaddoxbros

Rockabilly Hall of Fame:

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MaddoxRose.html

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MaddoxRoseTRIB.html

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MoreMB&R.html

Bright:

http://www.briterevolution.com/features/article/youre-missing-maddox-brothers-rose/

Country Standard Time Article 1998:

http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/editorial.asp?xid=145

New York Times Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/18/arts/rose-maddox-72-country-singer-of-the-40-s.html

Independent Obituary:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/obituary-rose-maddox-1161000.html

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7088652

Southern Oregon History:

http://sohistory.org/content/maddox-rose

Rockin Country Style:

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=madd4900

Modesto Radio Museum Obituary:

http://www.modestoradiomuseum.org/rose%20madox%20obit.html

Dead Musicians Directory:

http://elvispelvis.com/rosemaddox.htm

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Maddox/108528125894110

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maddox-Brothers-and-Rose/39696573251

IMBD:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0534726/

 

Books:

Ramblin’ Rose: The Life and Career of Rose Maddox

Whiteside, J. (1997). Ramblin’ Rose: The life and career of Rose Maddox. Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation Press.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1061611.Ramblin_Rose

 

Songs:

Playlist.com

http://pl.ayli.st/Rose+Maddox

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/MaddoxBrothersAndRose-01-10

Radio Ads From 1949:

http://33records.cdbpdx.com/RadioAd/

Milk Cow Blues -1947:

Careless Driver – 1948:

Whoa Sailor – 1948

New Mule Skinner Blues – 1948:

Philadelphia Lawyer – 1948:

Bring it on Down to My House Honey – 1948?

Brown Eyes – 1948

Why Don’t You Haul Off and Love Me – 1949

Honky Tonkin” – 1949

You’ve Been Talking in Your Sleep – 1949

Goerge’s Playhouse Boogie – 1949

That’ll Learn Ya Durn Ya – 1949?

First Grand Ole Opry Appearance 2-19-1949

Gathering Flowers For the Master’s Bouquet, I Couldn’t Believe it was True

Dark as a Dungeon – 1950

Choc’late Ice Cream Cone – 1950:

It’s Only Human Nature – 1950 

I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again – 1951

South – 1951

I Want to Love and Love – 1951

Alimony – 1951

I’ll Fly Away – 1952

I’ll Make Sweet Love to You – 1952

Baby, You Should Live So Long – 1953

Wild Wild Young Men – 1955:

I’ve Got Four Big Brothers – 1955:

Words are Too Easy to Say – 1955:

I Gotta Go Get My Baby – 1955:

I’ll Go Steppin Too – 1957:

Old Man Blues – 1957:

Love is Strange – 1957:

Take A Gamble on Me – 1957:

Move it On Over – 1959

Ole Slew Foot – 1962:

The Bottom of a Glass – 1967:

The Key’s in the Mailbox – 1970:

California Rose – Laura Cantrell (About Rose Maddox)