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Wings of an angel
Studio takes from the 60's

01 I Need Your Love Tonight --- Take 1 - 15
02 Miky White Way --- Take 1 - 5
03 His Hand In Mine --- Take 1 - 5
04 Echoes Of Love --- Take 2 - 7 & 9
05 Please Don't Drag That String Around --- Take 1 - 4
06 U.S. Male --- Take 1
07 Wings Of An Angel(Prisoners song)
08 U.S. Male Take --- 2 - 4
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when this CD was released in 1993 the outtakes were brand new to collectors. in spite that the cassette source was not in the right speed the fans were glad with this new alternates

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I had this CD in the past with a different cover. When I compare the two CD's with the same title on www.elvisoncd.com I notice that the wrong cover is used for this CD.

the information is right but the cover is wrong.
the CD Wings of an angel with this cover contains different tracks.


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The prisoner's song aka Wings of angel

The original version was recorded on 13-08-24 by Vernon Dalhart. He recorded the songat least 18 times and they were released by several record companies on 53 record labels in the USA
It seems that the song is based on a old folk tune "Meet me tonight by the moonlight" with re-written lyrics.
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I'll add a few scans + recording information:

13-08-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Victor 19427);
20-06-25 - Miami Marimba Band (Vocalion 15054);
26-06-25 - Nat Shilkret International Novelty Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Victor 19714);
04-08-25 - Paul van Loan & his Orchestra (Cameo 767);
22-10-25 - Eddie Peabody's Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Banner 1638 / Domino 3609 / Regal 9943);
22-10-25 - Continental Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Oriole 516);
00-00-25 - Moonlight Merry makers (Bell 392);
04-01-26 - Ross Gorman's Earl Carroll Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Columbia 563D);
25-01-26 - The Yellow Jackets with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Okeh 40549);
00-01-26 - Better Music dance orchestra with vocal Charles Harrison (Pathe 36383);
00-02-26 - Imperial Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Banner 1690);


More recordings in the update.


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This is the Song List for the cover. The cover and cd are by German Records.

1. US Male
2. Blue Suede Shoes
3. Pocketful of Rainbows
4. Guitar Man
5. Wings Of An Angel
6. Follow That Dream
7. What's She Really Like
8. What A wonderful Life
9. A Whistling Tune
10. Milk White Way
11. Wooden Heart
12. Tonight Is So Right For Love
13. Frankfort Special
14. i Need Your Love Tonight
15. Stay Away
16. Shoppin' Around
17. G. I Blues
18. Please Don't Drag That String
19. Echoes Of Love
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this is the right tracklist for this cover and CD release as showed.



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The prisoner's song

Here an update for the recordings in 1924/1926; Vernon Dalhart recorded the song for many labels with many names:

13-08-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Victor 19427);
15-10-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Edison cylinder Blue Amberol 4954 / Edison Diamond Disc 51459-R);
00-10-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Perfect 12164 / Pathe 32085);
25-10-24 - Charles Harrison (Gennett 5588);
28-10-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Champion 15073 / Buddy 8013 / Gennett 3030 / Silvertone 3030 / Challenge 163 - 319 / Herwin 75505);
13-11-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Columbia - unreleased);
15-11-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Columbia 257 D);
00-12-24 - Vernon Dalhart (Regal 9795 / Challenge 784 / Emerson 10850 / Banner 1496 / Bell 340);
00-12-24 - Bob White ( = Vernon Dalhart) (Domino 3466);
00-12-24 - Dick Morse ( = Vernon Dalhart) (Oriole 355) ;
00-12-24 - Joe Cummings ( = Vernon Dalhart) (Madison 1601);
00-00-24 - Casino Dance Orchestra (Starck 383);
00-00-24 - Milton Charles - organ version (Paramount 4004 / Edison Bell Winner 4389 / Silvertone 3589);
00-01-25 - Vernon Dalhart (Grey Gull 4070 / Radiex 4070);
24-02-25 - George Reneau (Vocalion 14991) aka George Hobson (Silvertone 3045);
07-03-25 - Vernon Dalhart (Cameo 703 & 1385 / Romeo 241 / Lincoln 2335);
00-03-25 - Tobe Little (baritone) aka Vernon Delhart (Okeh 40328);
00-06-25 - Vernon Dalhart (Brunswick 2900 / Supertone 2000);
26-06-25 - Nat Shilkret International Novelty Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Victor 19714);
22-10-25 - Eddie Peabody's Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Banner 1638 / Domino 3609 / Regal 9943);
22-10-25 - Continental Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Oriole 516);
16-12-25 - Vernon Dalhart & Kaplan Melodists (Edison cylinder Blue Amberol / Edison Diamond Disc 51666-R);
00-00-25 - Moonlight Merry makers (Bell 392);
04-01-26 - Ross Gorman's Earl Carroll Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Columbia 563D);
20-01-26 - Harold Leonard - violin version (Gennett 3240);
22-01-26 - The Harmonians with vocal Irving Kaufman (Harmony 105 H);
25-01-26 - The Yellow Jackets with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Okeh 40549);
00-01-26 - Better Music dance orchestra with vocal Charles Harrison (Pathe 36383 / Perfect 14564);
00-02-26 - Imperial Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Banner 1690 / Domino 3663);
a.k.a.Hollywood Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Regal 8000);
07-02-26 - Harry Snodgrass (piano version) (Brunswick 318)
25-02-26 - Regent Club Orchestra (Brunswick 3093);
25-02-26 - Jesse Crawford (organ version) (Victor 19980);
00-02-26 - Puritan Dance Orchestra with vocal Vernon Dalhart (Puritan 11440); (diff. matrix opposite the other feb. 1926 recording)
05-03-26 - Eugene Ormandy (violin version) (Cameo 889);
16-03-26 - Vernon Dalhart (Victor 24281 = re-recording)
00-03-26 - Fred Stone (Emerson 3002) aka Andy Sanella's Orchestra (Grey Gull 1339).
00-04-26 - Vernon Dalhart (Emerson 3013);
14-04-26 - Jose Moriche (Victor ); the recording is lost or destroyed.
15-04-26 - Reinald Werrenrath (Victor --); the recording is lost or destroyed.
21-04-26 - Ben Black & his Orchestra with vocal Drury Lenington (Victor 20049);
30-04-26 - Reinald Werrenrath (Victor 1159).



I think the recordings on the same date are the same masters.

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The prisoner's song


here a scan of an unidentified record from late 20's.

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I recently found more scans of the song.



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Again some scans

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here two more scans.


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Three more scans




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The prisoner's song

I recently found this one by Vernon Dalhart aka Bob White.


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More scans


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here is a clip with the original version by Vernon Dalhart.


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More scans


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More scans.



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New scan



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Vernon Dalhart recorded the song on 16-10-24; besides the release on Edison Diamond disc 51459-R is was released on Edison cylinder BA 4954.


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Here a scan on Bell label - unknown date. I think it's a re-release from Bell 340.


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Another scan.


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Recently discovered scans.


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Another scan.


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Another scan again.


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