Adelphi Records label    
adelphi records
discography   (1000 series)

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This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

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year of
release
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AD 1001
(1968)
Backwards Sam Firk: The True Blues And Gospel

- I'm Glad Blues
- East St. Louis Dry Land Blues
- Hey Hey Hey
- Cigarette
- Candy Man Blues
- If You Don't Want Me That Freight Train Whistle's Gonna Blow, Momma
- Old Reliable One-Way Gal [One Way Gal] #   @ youtube
- Be Ready When He Comes

- Old Country Dump [Old Country Rock]
- Get Back Old Devil
- Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home
- West Side Blues
- I Be's Troubled
- Babe's Piece
- Fixin' To Die
- The Unbroken Circle

CD bonus tracks:
- 1951 Blues []
- Spanish Flangdang []
- Saturday Night Friction

Backwards Sam Firk (Mike Stewart), voc, g; # Fang (Tom Hoskins), voc, g; # Delta X (Stephan Michelson), spoons; prod. by Gene Rosenthal
cover art: Joel Slotnikoff

[] from Adelphi AD 1006
notes (4-page leaflet)
by Backwards Sam Firk
& Willum de Hartgarden









Adelphi AD 1001


(=) Stella STCD 002

= Prospect CD 1103

AD 1002
(1969)
Suni McGrath: Cornflower Suite

- Cornflower Suite (McGrath)
- Picnic On The Moor (McGrath)
- Garden Of Afternoon (McGrath)

- Winged Sandal (McGrath)
- Pea Plucker's Pavane (McGrath)
- Xopo (McGrath)
- Blue Domes Of Isfahan (McGrath)
- Parting Dance (McGrath)

rec. at Adelphi Studios; Suni McGrath, 6 & 12 string guitars, 6 string electric guitar; Raymond Biase, bass drum, traps & tablas; editing by Gene Rosenthal & Suni McGrath; prod. by Gene Rosenthal

Suni McGrath discography

notes by Suni McGrath
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Adelphi AD 1002S
AD 1003
(1969)
Little Brother Montgomery with Jeanne Carroll:
No Special Rider


- No Special Rider
- Prisoner Bound Blues
- You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night
- Cow Cow Blues
- Gin House Blues

- New Vicksburg Blues
- London Shout
- Oh, Daddy
- Little Brother’s Early Pieces and History
- No Special Boogie

- Farrish Street Jive *
- Muleface Blues *

* on CD only

rec. Chicago Sept. 1, 1969; L. Br. Montgomery, p, voc; Jeanne Carroll, voc; B. Sam Firk, National steel g

Little Brother Montgomery discography

notes by Mike Stewart



Adelphi AD 1003S


(=) Adelphi GCD 9913 (1999)

AD 1004
(1970)
George And Ethel McCoy:
Early In The Morning


- Mary
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Way Down South
- Rocky Mountain Blues
- Santa Fe Blues
- Rainy Day Blues

- Juanita Stomp
- Miss Baker's Blues
- Meningitis Blues
- Early In The Morning
- Going Down Slow
- Childhood Dream Blues

rec. September 9 & 12, 1969 in East St. Louis; George McCoy, voc, g; Ethel McCoy, voc, g; Jimmie Brown, bass can; Catherine McCoy, rub-board; B. Sam Firk, g; prod. by Gene Rosenthal
notes by Gene Rosenthal



Adelphi AD 1004
AD 1005
(1969)
Really Chicago Bluesyoutube playlist

LP 1:
Johnny Shines/Sunnyland Slim/Backwards Sam Firk
- Two Long Freight Trains   @ youtube
John Lee Granderson/Big Joe Williams/Firk
- Girl At The Bottom   @ youtube
Slim/Shines/Firk
- Rolling And Tumbling   @ youtube
Honeyboy Edwards/Firk
- Hot Springs Blues #   @ youtube
Williams/Granderson/Firk
- If You Can't Shimmy-She-Wobble   @ youtube
Shines/Slim/Firk/Williams
- As Long As The World Stands   @ youtube

Shines/Edwards/Walter Horton
- For The Love Of Mike [sic] (aka "Love Of Mine")   @ youtube
Honeyboy Edwards
- Jersey Bull Blues   @ youtube
Williams/Granderson/Firk
- You're An Old Lady   @ youtube
Shines/Slim/Firk/Williams
- Poor Man's Tonic   @ youtube
Horton/Edwards/Shines
- Way 'Cross Town   @ youtube
Williams/Shines/Slim
- Jook House Blues   @ youtube


LP 2:
Slim/Shines/Firk
- Cuttin' Out Blues   @ youtube
Honeyboy Edwards/Firk
- Howling Wind #   @ youtube
Shines/Slim/Williams/Firk
- Evening Sun   @ youtube
Granderson/Williams/Firk
- Going 'Round The World   @ youtube
Williams/Slim/Shines/Firk
- Mama Don't Allow Me   @ youtube

Slim/Shines/Firk
- She Got A Thing Going On   @ youtube
Granderson/Williams/Firk
- Stop Breaking Down   @ youtube
Honeyboy Edwards
- Sweet Home Chicago   @ youtube
Granderson/Williams/Firk
- Yellow Box Blues   @ youtube
Slim/Williams/Shines/Firk
- Bye Bye Baby   @ youtube

all tracks rec. September 1969 in Chicago, IL; prod. by Gene Rosenthal

 

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards discography

Backwards Sam Firk (Michael Stewart) discography

John Lee Granderson discography

Johnny Shines discography

Big Joe Williams discography

DLP
notes by G. L. Moore







Adelphi AD 1005




= Echo ECB 803 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 3"
"Real Chicago Blues"




= Echo ECB 804 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 4"
"More From Chicago"

# Genes GCD 9914

AD 1006
(1969)
Backwards Sam Firk & Delta X: Deadly Duo

- Preacher Blues
- Drunken Barrel-House Blues
- Roll And Tumble Blues
- Sweet Jivin' Mama
- Spanish Flangdang #

- Nineteen Fifty-One Blues #
- Ain't But Sweet Sixteen
- Downtown Stomp
- Crazy Crying Blues
- Rolling Log Blues
- Candy Men

# reissued on Stella STCD 002

Backwards Sam Firk (Mike Stewart), g, voc; Delta X (Stephan Michelson), g, voc, washboard; Fang (Tom Hoskins), g, voc; prod. by Gene Rosenthal; front cover photograph by Joel Slotnikoff; back cover photograph by Gene Rosenthal



Adelphi AD 1006


# (=) Stella STCD 002

AD 1007
(1969)
Furry Lewis with Bukka White and Gus Cannon:
On The Road Again


- On The Road Again (Lewis)
- My Wife Is Getting Old (White)
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues (Lewis)
- Lela (Cannon)
- Oh! Babe (Lewis)

- I've Got A Bird To Whistle (Lewis)
- Give Me an Old Lady (White)
- Furry's Worried Blues (Lewis)
- Gibson Hill (White)

CD bonus track:
- Goin' Back (To Memphis, TN) (Cannon)

rec. in Memphis, October 7 & 10, 1969; Furry Lewis, voc, g; Bukka White, voc, g; Gus Cannon, voc, banjo; Dewey Corley, kazoo, bass can; B. Sam Firk, g; prod. by Gene Rosenthal

Gus Cannon discography

Furry Lewis discography

Bukka White discography

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Adelphi AD 1007

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(=) Adelphi GCD 9918 (1999)

AD 1008
(1973)

Adelphi AD 1008 inner gatefold

Rev. Gary Davis: O, Glory
The Apostolic Studio Sessions

- Right Now || # §
- Sun Goin' Down #
- Lo, I'll Be With You Always #
- God Will Take Care Of You §

- Mornin' Train #
- Birmingham Special
- Out On The Ocean Sailing
- Soon My Work Will All Be Done || §
- O, Glory

tracks on CD:
- Let's Get Together *
- Sun Goin' Down
- Slippin' Til' My Gal Get In *
- Lo, I'll Be With You Always
- God Will Take Care Of You
- Mornin' Train
- Out On The Ocean Sailing
- Right Now
- Birmingham Special
- There's Destruction in That Land *
- O, Glory
- Soon My Work Will All Be Done

* CD bonus tracks

rec. March 1969 at Apostolic Studios ("The Apostolic Studio Sessions"); Rev. Gary Davis, voc, g, bj, hca; || Annie Davis, voc; # Larry Johnson, hca; § The Apostolic Family (John Townley, Monica Boscia, Jerry Novac, Bobby Brooks), chorus; prod. by John Townley

session photos by John Townley; liner photos by Dave Gahr
notes by John Townley
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Adelphi AD 1008

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(=) Adelphi GCD 9908
(US 1996)

= Edsel EDCD 482 (UK 1996)

AD 1009
(1971)
The Memphis Blues Again, Vol. 1

Nathan Beauregard
- Nobody's Business But My Own
- Lonesome To Myself
Sam Clark & Dewey Corley and Richard Harney
- Sunnyland Train Blues
Earl Bell & Marshall "Memphis Sonny Boy" Jones
- Catfish Blues
Mose Vinson & Backwards Sam Firk and Dewey Corley
- You Ain't Too Old
Mose Vinson & Backwards Sam Firk
- Bullfrog Blues
Sweet Charlene Peeples & Mose Vinson
- Tin Pan Alley
- Scood Up Be Doop Day

Furry Lewis
- Natural Born Eastman No. 2
Furry Lewis & Willie Morris and Dewey Corley
- New Turn Your Money Green
Joe Dobbins & Backwards Sam Firk
- Basin Street Blues
- Sweet Patricia
Gus Cannon
- Mule Gallop
Dewey Corley & Willie Morris and Furry Lewis
- Dewey's Walkin' Blues
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller
- Step It Up And Go

rec. in Memphis in October, 1969 and at the Peabody Hotel (Memphis) in June, 1970; prod. by Gene Rosenthal; cover drawing by Dick Bangham

notes by Stephan Michaelson & Steve LaVere; click to enlarge !Nathan Beauregard; click to enlarge !

Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon, Sam Clark; click to enlarge !Dewey Corley, Mose Vinson, Sweet Charlene; click to enlarge !

Earl Bell & Memphis Sonny Boy, Joe Dobbing; click to enlarge !notes by Steve LaVere, track list; click to enlarge !
gatefold notes of Adelphi AD 1009

notes by Stephan
Michaelson and Steve
LaVere with assistance
by Nick Perls and
Michael Stewart
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Adelphi AD 1009

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= Echo Music 801 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 1"
"Memphis Blues"

AD 1010
(1971)
The Memphis Blues Again Vol. 2

Bukka White
- Fried Chicken
Willie Morris, g, voc & Dewey Corley, b
- New Stop And Listen Blues
Willie Morris
- My Good Woman Has Quit Me
Hacksaw Harney & Dewey Corley, b
- Hacksaw's Down South Blues
- Can Can

Walter Miller, voc & Willie Morris, g and Mose Vinson, p
- I Don't Care What You Do
Memphis Piano Red John Williams
- Me And My Pal
Sleepy John Estes & Tom Gary, harm
- Drop Down Mama
Van Hunt & Mose Vinson, p
- Jelly Selling Woman
Van Hunt & Mose Vinson, p and Dewey Corley, b
- Lonesome Road Blues

notes by Steve LaVere; click to enlarge !Bukka White; click to enlarge !

Tom Gary, Sleepy John Estes, Willie Morris; click to enlarge !Walter Miller, Memphis Piano Red; click to enlarge !

Van Hunt, Richard Harney; click to enlarge !track list; click to enlarge !
gatefold notes of Adelphi AD 1010

notes by Steve LaVere



Adelphi AD 1010

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= Echo Music 802 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 2"
"More Memphis Blues"

AD 1012
(197?)
Things Have Changed
an anthology of today's blues from St. Louis

Henry Townsend
- Cairo Blues
Arthur Weston
- Uncle Sam Called Me
George McCoy
- Things Have Changed
Jimmy Brown
- Two Trains
Ethel McCoy
- Bumble Bee
Henry Brown
- Webster's Blues

George McCoy
- Train
Arthur Weston
- Highway 49
Henry Townsend
- Christmas Blues
Clarence Johnson
- Baby Let Me Come Back Home
Henry Townsend
- Tired Of Being Mistreated
Henry Brown
- Henry's Jive

rec. in East St. Louis, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri in September 1969; prod. by Gene Rosenthal
notes by Don Kent
and Stephen Calt





Adelphi AD 1012

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= Echo Music 805 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 5"
"Blues From St. Louis"

AD 1013
(1972)
Neil Harpe

- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Big Leg Blues
- Risin' Sun Blues
- Blind Blake Blues
- My Good Gal
- Big Chief Blues
- New Kind Hearted Woman

- Ragtime Millionaire
- Patuxent River Flood Plain Blues
- No Way To Get Along
- Gang of Brownskin Woman
- I'm Satisfied
- Shake It & Break It




Adelphi AD 1013

www.toad.net/~harpe

AD 1014
(1971)
Suni McGrath:
The Call Of The Mourning Dove


- Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
  (L. Stead / W. Kirkpatrick; p.d. - arr. McGrath)
- In The Carriage House (McGrath)
- He Led Me Out Of The Darkness (McGrath)
- Kyrie (trad. arr. McGrath)
- The Call Of The Mourning Dove (McGrath)

- Ripe Figs (McGrath)
- The King Is Coming (McGrath)
- Hallelujah, I Belong To The Band (Gary Davis, arr. McGrath)
- Verbum Patris-Sanctus, Benedictus (trad. arr. McGrath)
- On The Riverpath She Waited (McGrath)

rec. 1971; Suni McGrath, 6 string acoustic guitar Jon Wallen, 2nd guitar on 'On The Riverpath ...'; June Symonds, violin on 'On The Riverpath...'

Suni McGrath discography

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Adelphi AD 1014
AD 1016
(1973)
Henry Townsend: Henry T. Music Man
Henry Townsend and Backwards Sam Firk with Henry Brown and Vernell Townsend

- Cairo Blues *
- Tired Of Being Mistreated *

- Biddle Street Blues
- She Walked Away
- Every Day of My Life
- Sloppy Drunk Again
- Why Do We Love Each Other
- Deep Morgan Stomp

- Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
- Heart Trouble
- Doing Better in Life
- Do You Remember Me?
- Now or Never!

* on CD only

Henry Townsend discography



Adelphi AD 1016


= Adelphi CD 9916
(1999) "Cairo Blues"

AD 1017
(1972)
Roy Bookbinder: Travelin' Man

- Travelin' Man (Pink Anderson)
- Delia (Rev. Gary Davies)
- Biscuts (Bo Carter)
- Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
- Weeping Willow Blues (Blind Boy Fuller)
- Cincinnati Flow Rag II Rev. Gary Davis)

- Baby It Must Be Love (Blind Willie McTell)
- Bye Bye Baby Blues (Little Hat Jones)
- Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door (Willie Harris)
- That'll Never Happen No More (Blind Blake)
- Bad Luck Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
- Mississippi Blues (Willie Brown)

- Candy Man (Rev. Gary Davis) *

* on CD only

rec. at Adelphi Studios, 1971; Roy Bookbinder, voc, g; prod. by Gene Rosenthal; cover drawing by Daniel Sadowski

Roy Book Binder discography

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Adelphi AD 1017

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(=) Adelphi GCD 1017 (1997)

AD 1020
(1973)
Paul Geremia: Hard Life Rockin' Chair

- Morning Song
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
- Come Back Baby
- I'll Be Goin'
- Long Tall Mama
- Bound To Lose

- Something Different
- Hard Life Rockin' Chair
- Early Mornin' Blues
- Jones, Oh Jones
- Seein' You Go
- Kick It In The Country
- Don't You Leave Me Here

Paul Geremia discography

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Adelphi AD 1020

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= Adelphi GCD 1020 (2000)

AD 1022
(1973)
Suni McGrath: Childgrove

- The Star Of County Down / Childgrove #
- Love Abides
- Zoe
- Lo, I'll Be with You Always (Gary Davis)
- The Harvest
- (Jesus Said) I Am The Resurrection

- The Lion Of Judah *
rec. March 1972 at Adelphi Studios; Suni McGrath, g; # * Jack Denlinger, g; * Ellen Matthews, voc

Suni McGrath discography

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Adelphi AD 1022
AD 1023
(1976)
Harmonica Frank Floyd

- Kansas City Blues
- Step It Up And Go
- Fox Chase []
- Moonshiner's Daughter
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Anniversary Blue Yodel
- Memphis To New Orleans #

- Rockin' Chair Daddy #
- Ring Tailed Tom
- Married Man's Blues []
- Sleepy Eyed John
- What Are You Squawkin About?
- Peckerwood Song
- Sittin' On Top Of The World []

rec. various dates 1972, 1973, 1974 at Adelphi Studios, Silver Spring, MD; Harmonica Frank Floyd, voc, g, # hca; or [] voc, hca; prod. by Steve LaVere and Gene Rosenthal
illustration by Bangham

Harmonica Frank discography




Adelphi AD 1023
AD 1025
(1976)
The Starboard List: Songs Of The Tall Ships

- Early One Morning
- The 51st Highland Division's Farewell To Sicily
- The Bark Gay Head
- Wings Of A Gull
- Cape Cod Girls
- Farewell To Tarwathie
- Black Ball Line
- Classic Yankee Clipper
- Paddy Lay Back
- Columbia
- Whup Jamboree
- Ladies Gay
- The Royal Oak
- The Grey Funnel Line
- Leave Her Johnny Leave Her

Adelphi AD 1025


re-released 1996 on CD:
Adelphi GCD 1025/27

AD 1027
(1977)
The Starboard List: Cruising Round Yarmouth

- The Boarding House Song
- Yarmouth Town
- Bull Gine Run
- Bully In The Alley
- Black Nag
- Handsome Cabin Boy
- Greenland Whale Fisheries
- The Alabama
- Let Your Back & Sides Go Bare
- High Barbaree
- Emma, Emma
- Step Stately
- Banks Of Newfoundland
- Bold Princess Royal
- Cruising 'Round Yarmouth



Adelphi AD 1027


re-released 1996 on CD:
Adelphi GCD 1025/27

AD 1028
(1977)
Jaime Brockett: North Mountain Velvet

- No Spare Parts
- Rompin' Rovin' Days
- Second Hand Cowboy
- Dulcimer Dimension Duet
- South Coast
- Lost My Stash

- North Mountain Window Song
- The Ballad Of Darcy Farrow
- Rodeo Rider
- I'll Be Back In A Minute
- Just Stopper By To Get A Cup Of Coffee
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Adelphi AD 1028
AD 1029
(1978)
The Flying Cloud
Traditional Music From Ireland, England And Scotland

- Brave Old Donnelly
- Tibbie Dunbar
- American Stranger
- McNamara's
- Fitgerald's
- Dunlavin Green
- Charlie Piggot's
- Rattlin' Roaring Willie
- Ready Woman
- Farewell To Whiskey
- Lady Fair
- Tralee Gaol
- Galtee
- Duke Of Leinster
- Jack Orion
- Farewell To Ireland
- Master Roger's

Adelphi AD 1029
AD 1030
(1978)
The Holy Modal Rounders: Last Round

- Euphoria
- Poison Sugar
- Oriental Lady
- Cold Roll
- That Belly I Idolize
- August 1967
- If You Want To Be A Bird
- Pink Underwear
- God, What Am I Doing Here
- Sweet William
- Romping Through The Swamp
- Silly Boys

on CD only:
- TV Song
- Year of Jubilo
- Snappin' Pussy

Adelphi AD 1030


Adelphi GCD 1030

AD 1031
(1984)
Chris Smither: It Ain't Easy

- Footloose
- It Ain't Easy
- John Hurt Medley
- No Money Down
- Green Rocky Road
- Guilty
- Maybelline

- Rosalie
- One Plus One
- Ninety Nine Year Blues
- Glory of Love
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
- Once In A Very Blue Moon
- So Long, Harry Truman

Adelphi AD 1031


Adelphi GCD 1031

AD 1032
(1985)
John Townley & The Press Gang:
A Chesapeake Sailor's Companion


- We Be Three Poor Mariners
- Tobacco Is Like Love
- To Portsmouth
- While Up The Shrouds
- Saturday Night At Sea
- Tom Bowling
- The Jamestown Homeward Bound
- Norfolk Girls
- Running Down To Cuba
- The Old Virginia Lowlands
- Bound for Baltimore
- The Titanic
- Roseanna
- See You When The Sun Go Down
- Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay
- Mail Day

Adelphi AD 1032
= ADC-1032 (cassette)


Adelphi GCD 1032

GCD 1034
(2000)
John Harbison: Under The Sun

- You’ll Go Crazy
- Hesitation Blues
- That’s Alright Mama
- Under The Sun
- Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
- What The Gypsy Said
- I Know You Rider
- Big Bug In My Beer
- I’m A Fool For You
- Windin’ Boy
- Walk Me Home
- Shake, Rattle & Roll
- Blues In The Dark
- Sleepin’

Adelphi GCD 1034
GCD 1038
(2000)
John Harbison: Six String Christmas

- Silver Bells
- We Three Kings
- Frosty
- I Saw Three Ships
- Silent Night
- Greensleeves
- White Christmas
- Bells Of St. Mary's
- Christmas Past
- Midnight Clear
- First Noel
- Father Christmas
- Away In A Manger
- Joy To The World/Deck The Halls
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- Oh Tannenbaum
- Auld Lang Syne

Adelphi GCD 1038


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