Roy Hogsed

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Roy Hogsed
Born (1919-12-24)December 24, 1919
Flippin, Arkansas
Origin San Diego, California
Died March 13, 1978(1978-03-13) (aged 58)
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1947-1954
Labels Capitol

Roy Hogsed (born December 24, 1919 in Flippin, Arkansas; died March 1978) was an American country music and rockabilly singer. He is best known for his song "Cocaine Blues", which he took to number 15 on the country music charts in 1948.[1] Although he was active in the music business for only seven years, "Cocaine Blues" has been widely covered.[2]

Recordings[edit]

20 May 1947  [19:30-22:00] Universal Recorders, 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Charles Washburn)  
1 1/9 DAISY MAE Coast 261/ BCD-16191
2 1/9 THE LOAFRS SONG Coast 262/ LP-5015
003 350 RED SILK STOCKINGS AND GREEN PERFUME Coast 261/ BCD-16191
4 1/9 COCAINE BLUES Coast 262 Capitol 40120 F40274 F1635/ LP-5015 BCD-16191
22 September 1947 [17:30-20:30] Universal Recorders, 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Charles Washburn) 

 

005 356 DON'T TELEPHONE, DON'T TELEGRAPH, TELL A WOMAN Coast 265
6 1/9 THE SHORT CUT CUTIE POLKA Coast 266 Capitol 40133/ LP-5015
7 1/9 BABY WON'T YOU SETTLE DOWN Coast 266/ BCD-16191
008 359 I CAN'T GET MY FOOT OFF THE RAIL Coast 265
9 1/9 RAINBOW POLKA Capitol 40286/ LP-5015
010 361 BARN DANCE unissued-lost
22 December 1947  

  [15:30-18:30] Universal Recorders, 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Jimmy Kersey [rh gt], Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Charles Washburn)

11 1/9 TAKE THE SLOW TRAIN THRU ARKANSAS Capitol 40141
12 1/9 25 CHICKENS, 33 COWS (THE POULTRY POLKA) Capitol 40141/LP-5015
13 1/9 FISHTAIL BOOGIE Capitol 40120 F40274 F1635/ BCD-16191
14 1/9 COME ON AND SET A SPELL Coast 271/ LP-5015
015 370 unknown title unissued-lost  
016 371 THE BIRTHDAY POLKA Coast 271/ LP-5015
29 December 1947 [15:30-18:30] Universal Recorders, 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Jimmy Kersey [rh gt], Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Charles Washburn)    
17 1/9 FANCY LITTLE DANCE Coast unissued
18 1/9 EASY PAYMENT BLUES Capitol 40133/ LP-5015
19 1/9 THE COUNTRY GROCERY STORE unissued
20 1/9 OKIE GAL WITH THE BLUE BONNET EYES unissued
20 July 1949 [no. 1396, 20:30-24:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Lee Gillette)    
021 4676 DILL PICKLES 57-40220/ LP-5015
022 4677 HOT ROD unissued/ BCD-16191
023 4687 POCO TEMPO F 1529/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
024 4688 LET'S GO DANCIN' 57-40220/LP-5015 BCD-16191
10 January 1950 [no. 1591, 12:00-15:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Lee Gillette)    
025 5379 GYPSY POLKA unissued
026 5380 SHUFFLEBOARD SHUFFLE F1529/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
027 5381 TONIGHT I'M ALL ALONE unissued/ BCD-16191
028 5382 RAG MOP F40286/ LP-5015
25 August 1950 [no. 1894, 21:00-24:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Lee Gillette)    
029 6546 THE RED WE WANT IS THE RED WE'VE GOT F 1201/ CD-9004
030 6547 DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT'S FEEDING YOU F 1201/ CD-9004
19 June 1951 [no. 2197, 20:15-23:15] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Jasper Hogsed [gt/fiddle], Rusty Nitz [bass], Thomas Mills [drums], Denny Drazkowski [accordion]. Producer: Ken Nelson)    
031 7673 FREE SAMPLES F 1721/ BCD-16191
032 7674 I WISH I WUZ F 1721/ BCD-16191
033 7675 I'M GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU F 1854/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
034 7676 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL unissued/ BCD-16191
8 October 1951 no. 2339, 20:30-22:30 Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Jasper Hogsed [gt/fiddle], Rusty Nitz [bass], Muddy Berry [drums], Denny Drazkowski [accordion]. Producer: Ken Nelson)    
035 9127 IT'S MORE FUN THAT WAY F 2468/ LP-5015 BCD-16191
036 9128 SHE'S A MEAN, MEAN WOMAN F 1987/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
037 9129 SNAKE DANCE BOOGIE F 1854/CD-9004 BCD-16191
038 9130 PUT SOME SUGAR IN YOUR SHOES F 2083/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
28 January 1952 [no.2509, 20:00-23:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Jasper Hogsed [gt/fiddle], Rusty Nitz [bass], Milton Berry/Pee Wee Adams [drums], Denny Drazkowski [accordion]. Producer: Ken Nelson)    
039 9661 WHERE HAS MY LITTLE LOVE GONE unissued
040 9662 STRETCHIN' A POINT OR TWO F 2083/ BCD-16191
041 9663 LET YOUR PENDULUM SWING F 1987/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
042 9664 ROLL 'EM DICE F 2350/ LP-5015 BCD-16191
17 November 1952 [no. 2806, 16:30-19:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Jasper Hogsed [gt/fiddle], Phil Ransom [bass], Roy Harte [drums], Myron Sautter [piano]. Producer: Kenny Nelson)    
043 10799 FLAT TOP unissued/ BCD-16191
044 10800 AIN'T A BUMP IN THE ROAD F 2350/ LP-5015 BCD-16191
045 10801 SO COLD, SO DEADM SO SOON unissued/ BCD-16191
046 10802 RED WING F 2468/ LP-5015 BCD-16191
28 December 1953 [no. 3274, 15:00-18:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Roy Harte [drums], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Ken Nelson)    
047 12186 WHO P-P-P-T-T-T TOBACK? Unissued/ BCD-16191
048 12187 YOU'RE JUST MY STYLE F 2807/ CD-9004
049 12188 BABIES AND BACON F 2720/ CD-9004
050 12189 TOO MANY CHIEFS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS F 2807/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
051 12194 WHO WROTE THAT LETTER TO JOHN F 2720/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
19 October 1954 [no. 3559, 19:00-22:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA - Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Lee Hughes [drums], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Ken Nelson)    
052 13106 I'M HURTIN' AGAIN F 3007/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
053 13107 YES HE DID unissued/ BCD-16191
054 13108 DO YOU CALL THAT A SWEETHEART? F 3007/ CD-9004 BCD-16191
055 13109 GONNA BUILD A FENCE AROUND YOU unissued/ BCD-16191

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
US Country
1948 "Cocaine Blues" 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 191. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Proefrock, Stacia. "Roy Hogsed biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 August 2011.