[78-L] Max Morath - early recordings

Thomas Stern sternth at attglobal.net.invalid
Sat Apr 2 13:51:16 PDT 2016

additions/corrections please!  [listing is at end of post]

The first 10-inch GOLD CAMP Lp has a 5/51 date in the wax - Max Morath
has given a 1954 date. Can anyone resolve this ???  (perhaps I'm reading it

it was inscribed wrong ???  The 1954 date seems right.)

Does anyone have the compilation "Moochers, Gold Diggers and Cattle
Rustlers" on the SAN FRANCISCO label ???

In the liner notes to the first album, Sprague states that Max Morath was
making records in Texas - can anyone shed light on this ??? 

After these early recordings, Max Morath went on to record for
EPIC, VANGUARD (many albums), and lots of other labels. 

Max Morath did a number of memorably superb series on WWI songs and
Ragtime for NET/PBS - can someone
provide documentation of those programs ???

and for his early work on TV ???

Best wishes, Thomas.

GOLD CAMP RECORDINGS RMM-1001/1002          10" LP 5/51 RED jacket, green
translucent vinyl
[Box 592, Manitou Springs, Colorado]            45rpm EP ???

MAX MORATH plays and sings at the Gold Bar Boom Piano
Geo.Marvin, traps

liner notes: Marshall Sprague
cover design by Herman Raymond

Imperial Rag (Morath)
I Love Girls (Dodd)
The Sunshine of Paradise Alley (Bratton-Ford)
Row, Row, Row (Jerome-Monaco)
Original Rag (Joplin)
Bird in a Gilded Cage (Von Tilzer-Lamb)
Why Do They Always Say "No" (Nelson-Pease-Davis)
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
He'd Have To Get Under (Leslie-Clarke-Abrahams)
Comrades (McGlennon)

GOLD CAMP RECORDINGS KCMS-1091/1092       10" LP 4/56 YELLOW jacket, yellow
translucent vinyl
                                     *       45rpm extended play 
Volume II, summer 1956                   
Gold Bar Rag (Morath) *
Take Back Your Gold (Pritxkow-Rosenfeld)
Come After Breakfast (Smith-Burris)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Casey-Bernie-Pinkard) *
Hard-Hearted Hannah *
Gay Nineties Medley
   The Sidewalks of New York
   The Band Played On
   Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Take Your Girlie To The Movies (Wendling-Leslie-Kalmar)
I Love Girls (Dodd) *

GOLD CAMP RECORDINGS KCMS 1129/1130 [FPA 5/57]            LP 1957 yellow
* Available also on 45 rpm extended play
MAX MORATH plays and sings at the mighty gold bar piano
Imperial Hotel, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 1957
liner: Marshall Sprague
recording info C.M."Bud" Edmonds
Cover Design by Don Willis

Side I
Lies (Harry Barris)
Ace in the Hole (Dempsey, Mitchell)                         *
Row Row Row (Jerome, Monaco)
How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? (Donaldson, Lewis, Young) 
Gold Bar Rag (Morath)
Tearjerker" Medley:
   She May Have Seen Better Days 
   When the Garden of Roses Has Turned into Thorns
   She is More to be Pitied Than Censured
A Bird in a Gilded Cage (H.Von Tilzer, Lamb)

Wang Wang Blues (Mueller. Johnson, Busse)
Bedelia (I Wanna Steal Ya) Jerome, Schwartz)                *
Take Back Your Gold (Rosenfeld, Pritzkow)                   *
Spaghetti Rag (Lyons, Yosco)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Norworth, A. Von Tilzer)       *
The Curse of an Aching Heart (Fink, Piantadosi)
Music for the Melodrama (Morath).

label ???????????????????

TALKING MACHINE TM4                LP 1957
BARBARY COAST   BC/SLP-33004       LP 1959, 1960
Moochers, Gold Diggers and Cattle Rustlers    
Max Morath, mighty Gold Bar pianola, Imperial Hotel, Colorado Springs.
liner: Marshall Sprague & Al Levitt
cover design Don Willis
recorded by Bud Edmonds, owner operator KCMS-FM Manitou Springs, Colorado

A1 Gold Bar Rag
A2 Take Back Your Gold
A3 Spaghetti Rag
A4 Memories
A5 How You Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm
A6 Lies
A7 Medley
B1 Curse of An Aching Heart
B2 Twelfth Street Rag LABEL: Tiger Rag
B3 Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
B4 Bird in a Gilded Cage
B5 Sitting On Top of the World
B6 Wang Wang Blues
B7 Silent Movie

GOLD CAMP RECORDINGS KCMS-1147/1148             LP 1958
                                  * available on 45 rpm extended play
HONKY-TONK IN HI-FI      ""Max's 4th ragtime record""
Imperial Hotel Cripple Creek, Colorado
MAX MORATH at the Gold Bar Room piano.

liner notes: Marshall Sprague

KCMS 1147
I Want a Doll *
The Vindicator Rag *
Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway
Joe Howard Medley
    I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?
    Goodbye, My Lady Love
    Hello, Ma Baby
Raw Gin
When the Saints Go Marching In
KCMS 1148
Dill Pickles Rag *
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? *
Waltzes You May Have Forgotten
    Mother Was a Lady
    Little Annie Rooney
    Sunbonnet Sue
Cheyenne (Shy Ann)
Maple Leaf Rag

GOLD CAMP KCMS 1168/1169                         LP 1959
For the 1959 Imperial Hotel Melodrama Season Gold Camp Recordings proudly
KCMS 1168
St.Louis BLues
Much Obliged To You
The Anatomy of the Tearjerker
Crazy Bone Rag
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
KCMS 1169
Oceana Roll
Come after breakfast, bring your own lunch
Grace and Beauty Rag
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Waltzes that Willy undoubtedly waltzed to
Car-Barlick Acid 


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