RYAN, CHARLIE

RyanHomebase: Spokane, WA.
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Misc Notes: Charles S. Ryan (1915-2008) hailed from Graceville, Minnesota, where he bought his first guitar from his older brother for four dollars. Then, as a fifteen year-old he built the first ever hot rod automobile in Browns Valley. After that his family moved to Polson, Montana, where he took on the stage-name of Charley “The Chicago Kid” Ryan and began performing on Kalispel’s KGEZ radio station. Then he formed the Montana Range Riders -- Sylvester “Tex” Hansen (guitar), Ray Woods (fiddle / banjo / bass), and Walter “Slim” Kursawe (accordion) -- easily found gigs and as early as 1935 they traveled as far as Spokane where they played at The Bell Tavern (427 W First Street). After meeting Ruth “Ruthie” Scheffler back in Polson, they married in 1937 and had three children – and then, after serving with the U.S. Army during WWII, he was discharged in 1946 and moved his young family to Spokane. After forming Charley Ryan and the Cross Country Cowboys, they cut his debut disc for Keyboard Records in 1951. Further radio appearances were made on KFIO in Spokane, KRLC in Lewiston, Idaho, and KWAL in Wallace, Idaho. Ryan and the Livingston brothers recorded his "Hot Rod Lincoln" in Spokane, released it as a single on his own Souvenir label, and then after rerecording it for 4 Star Records (as credited to the Timberline Riders), it became a sizable hit and many more car-related songs would follow.

 

 

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  • Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Side Car Cycle
  • Hot Rod Hades
  • Burlington Chase
  • Hot Rod Harley
  • I Married The Gal (With The Cycle)
  • Hot Rod Race
  • The Doggone Recession
  • Thru The Mill
  • Chicken House Boogie
  • The Dart and the Lincoln
  • Steel Rock

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 rpm
DISC NOTES: monaural

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  • Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Glittering Steel
  • Cadillac Bounce
  • Seat Belt Charlie
  • Hot Rod Race
  • The Dart and the Lincoln
  • Burlington Chase
  • Hot Rod Harley
  • Hot Rod Hades
  • Hot Rod Guitar
  • Steel Rock
  • Side Car Cycle

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 rpm
DISC NOTES: Issued in mono (JM-6006) and rechanneled stereo (JS-6006)

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MISC NOTES: This is the circa 1960 re-recording of "Hot Rod Lincoln" that came after the original version had been issued in Spokane on the Souvenir label. This same recording was also issued on a 4-Star label crediting Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders.

LOCATION: Los Angeles?
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Charlie Ryan (vocal);
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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: 7047-K
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A-SIDE MATRIX:24821
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: RITE  1490 24821  2
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Jack Stanley & Charlie Ryan
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Noxon Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 24822
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: RITE  1490 24822  2   6-17-69   LB
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Charlie Ryan
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Noxon Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES: This was a latter-day rerecording of two of Ryan's previous tunes from the 1960s.

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A-SIDE MATRIX: 1001-A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:1001
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A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Opryland Music Group (BMI)

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MISC NOTES:

  1. Meet Mr. Honky Tonk
  2. Tryin' to Walk Away My Blues
  3. Honky Tonk Baby
  4. Daddy Can I Night Herd in the Sky
  5. Spirit of the Lake
  6. My Old Home in Sunny Tennessee
  7. Stand Up & Be Counted
  8. Steel Rock
  9. Mountains of Montana
  10. Gypsy Queen
  11. Doggone Doghouse Blues
  12. Through the Mill
  13. Glittering Steel
  14. Hank Williams Goodbye
  15. Hot Rod Lincoln
  16. Side Car Cycle

 

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MISC NOTES: Sixteen-song album.

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