Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Roy Harvey - Goodbye Mary Dear - Champ 16331

This song was recorded June 3, 1931 in Richmond, IN.

Roy Harvey - guitar, vox
Jess Johnston - fiddle
Bernice Coleman - fiddle
Ernest Branch - banjo, vox

In all Roy Harvey reissues that have been done, this side has never showed up nor has it been listed in the Harvey discographies. On page 411 in Tony Russell's "Country Music Records," this side (17783) is listed as Goodbye Maggie, Goodbye Darling. However the song before that, "By a Cottage in the Twilight" (17782), is the same song as "Goodbye Maggie, Goodbye Darling." So somewhere along the way 17783 got mislabeled in the discography. Maybe that is why this song has never showed up in any reissues. There is a possibility that this is the only known copy of this record as well, and the illegibility of the label could have easily caused it to be mistaken for "Goodbye Maggie, Goodbye Darling."

Anyway, here it is and I hope you'll enjoy it even though it is very rough and has a skip in the middle of the second verse.


  1. The Champion discography by the Online Discographical Project lists this as "Goodbye Mary Dear": http://www.78discography.com/Champ160.htm

  2. Is it included in the two volume reissue CD set on the Document label?

    Doubting Thomas

  3. Thank you Mellow. I had not checked there. It must have been on oversight in Russell's book.

    This version of Goodbye Mary Dear does not show up on the Harvey Document set which is 4 volume set. There is an earlier cut of this song on there, but it was cut Feb. 16, 1928.


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