78s – New Bourbon

New Bourbon records were recorded in Hollywood in the mid to late 1940s.  They feature Jack Burke on piano on most sides; some feature a harpist or small jazz band.  All are ten inch releases except where indicated.  Most feature a black label with silver printing, except where indicated.

AAA (12″). The Raid – Part 1
AAA (12″). The Raid – Part 2
Issued with a white label and black printing.

AAA (12″)  The Wedding – Part 1
AAA (12″)  The Wedding – Part 2
Issued with a white label and black printing.

100-A  Mrs. Tom Maynard’s Chickens
100-B  Mrs. Tom Maynard’s Dogs
Identified on the label as being by Bill Barclay, the record features Barclay in two routines with Ray.  Barclay was a friend of Ray’s in Hollywood who would make prank phone calls to Hollywood insiders.  This disc recreates two of Barclay’s phone pranks.

101-A  The Bourbon Motif
unnumbered – Bourbon to the Cleaners
101-B  Strong, Solid, Sensational
Copies have been seen of this record with either “The Bourbon Motif” or “Bourbon to the Cleaners” on the “a” side.  “Bourbon to the Cleaners” is unnumbered on the label, but has “109” in the matrix.

102-A  Vacation in Nevada
102-B  Give, Sister, Give

102-A  (12″) Irma’s Week End (Part 1)
102-B  (12″) Irma’s Week End (Part 2)

103-A  Mr. Wong
103-B  Mrs. Bevington Swope

201-A  I Had a Piece
201-B  We’ve Got to Have a Union

101 A  Gentleman’s Gentleman
101 B  The Rehearsal

107  The Model
108  Sahara

110  Professor Yussell
113  Family Tree

New Bourbon – Album Set (World’s Foremost Female Impersonators formerly of Finocchio’s of San Francisco)

This ten-inch 78 record set sold at auction on eBay in 2015.  Only the first side of the set features Ray.

135 – (Side 1) Bourbon Talks (Ray Bourbon)
125 – (Side 2) Chloe (Carol Davis with Jerry Tuber and his band)

123 – (Side 3) Tired (Jackie Maye with Jerry Tuber and his band)
122 – (Side 4) Porgy (Jackie Maye with Jerry Tuber and his band)

124 – (Side 5) Mr Morton (Johnnie Mangum)
130 – (Side 6) Permanent Wave (Johnnie Mangum)

134 – (Side 7) Taking in Tourists (Francis Russell)
115 – (Side 8) Just a Dame (Francis Russell)