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Garfield Akers
b. 1901 in Brights, Mississippi
d. around the end of the 1950's or the beginning of the 1960's,
possibly in Memphis, Tennessee

discography

source: http://www.tefteller.com/html/78_gar_ack.html
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.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Garfield Akers 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11/1930Garfield Akers

- Cottonfield Blues - part 1 (M-201- )   @ youtube
- Cottonfield Blues - part 2 (M-202-A)   @ youtube

rec. c. September 23, 1929 Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tenn.; Garfield Akers, voc, g; Joe Callicott, 2nd g
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Vocalion 1442
21930Garfield Akers

- Dough Roller Blues (MEM-776- )   @ youtube
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues (MEM-777-A)   @ youtube

rec. c. February 21, 1930, Memphis, Tenn.; Garfield Akers, voc, g;

Vocalion 1481

LP / CD compilations
31962Really! The Country Blues 1927-1933

Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues
William Moore
- Old Country Rock
Son House
- My Black Mama, Parts 1 and 2
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- France Blues
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues

Sam Collins
- The Jail House Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama
Henry Sims
- Tell Me Man Blues
Buster Johnson
- Undertaker Blues
Henry Thomas
- Don't Ease Me In

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - part 2

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-2

OJL discography

41965Country Blues Encores 1927-1935

Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
Henry Sims
- Farrell Blues
Rube Lacey
- Mississippi Jailhouse Groan
Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues
John Byrd
- Old Timbrook Blues
Skip James
- I'm So Glad

Red Hot Old Man Mose
- Molly Man

Garfield Akers
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Charlie Jordan
- Keep It Clean
Bill Wilber
- My Babe, My Babe
The Mississippi Moaner
- It's Cold In China Blues
Big Bill and Thomps
- House Rent Stomp
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- Don't You Leave Me Here
Bill Moore
- One Way Gal
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-8

OJL discography

51965The Mississippi Blues No. 2
Delta 1929 - 30

Son House
- Dry Spell Blues
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues
- Long Ways From Home
Charlie Patton
- Rattlesnake Blues
- Screamin And Hollerin The Blues
Jaydee Short
- Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake
- Telephone Arguin' Blues

Blind Willie Reynolds
- 3rd Street Woman Blues
- Nehi Blues
Robert Wilkins
- I'll Go With Her Blues
- Get Away Blues
Hi Henry Brown
- Titanic Blues
- Preacher Blues
Joe Calicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues

Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-11

OJL discography

61972Goin' Away Walking

Philips track list:
- Gravel Camp Blues – Lewis Black (Dallas - 10/12/27)
- Starvation Farm Blues – Bob Campbell (1934)
- Chocolate To The Bone – Barbecue Bob (Atlanta – 13/4/28)
- Court Street Blues - Stovepipe No. 1 and David Crockett (Atlanta 1927)
- When You Get To Thinking – "Texas" Alexander and Lonnie Johnson (Chicago – 1929)
- Tallahassee Blues- Tallahassee Tight (1934)
- Skin Game Blues – Peg Leg Howell (Atlanta 1927)

- Elm Street Blues – Texas Bill Day, Billiken Johnson (Dallas 1929)
- Bad Boy – Barefoot Bill (Atlanta 1930)
- When The Levee Breaks – Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie (1929)
- When You Are Gone – Blind Boy Fuller (Chicago 1940)
- Strange Place Blues – Bukka White (Chicago 1940)
- Lonesome Blues – Henry Williams and Eddie Anthony (Atlanta 1928)
- Walking Blues – Otis Harris (Dallas 1928)

Flyright track list:
Lewis Black
- Gravel Camp Blues (Memphis 1927)
Bob Campbell
- Starvation Farm Blues (New York 1934)
Stovepipe No. 1 & David Crockett
- Court Street Blues (St. Louis 1927)
"Texas" Alexander & Lonnie Johnson
- When You Get To Thinking (San Antonio 1929)
Tallahassee Tight
- Tallahassee Women (New York 1934)
Peg Leg Howell
- Skin Game Blues (Atlanta 1927)
Texas Bill Day & Billiken Johnson
- Elm Street Blues (Dallas 1929)

Otis Harris
- Walking Blues (Dallas 1928)
Barefoot Bill
- Bad Boy (Atlanta 1930)
Henry Williams & Eddie Anthony
- Lonesome Blues (Atlanta 1928)
Charlie Campbell
- Goin' Away Blues (Birmingham Ala 1937)

Garfield Akers
- Jumpin' and Shoutin' Blues (Memphis 1930)
Sunny Boy & His Pals
- Don't You Leave Me Here (Chicago 1927)
Bill Moore
- One Way Gal (Chicago 1928)

notes by Paul Oliver



Philips BBL 7369 (1960)
"Blues Fell This Morning"


(=) Flyright LP 103
(UK 1972)

Flyright discography

71972Legendary Sessions - Memphis Style 1929 - 39

Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues

Garfield Akers & Joe Callicott
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Joe Callicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues
- Traveling Mama Blues
Jim Thomkins
- Bedside Blues
Bukka White
- The New 'Frisco Train
- The Panama Limited
- I Am In The Heavenly Way
- Promise True And Grand
- Sic 'Em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
Blind Willie Reynolds
- Married Man Blues
- Third Street Woman Blues
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Roots RSE 2
= Monogram (Autogram)
Roots special edition
Collector's Series RSE-2
(D 198?)

Roots discography

81972Deep South Country Blues

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues part 1
- Cottonfield Blues part 2
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues
Willie Brown
- M & O Blues
- Future Blues
William Harris
- Bull Frog Blues
Son House
- My Black Mama part I
- My Black Mama part II
Harvey Hull
- Hey Lawdy Mama - The France Blues
Buster Johnson
- Undertaker Blues
William Moore
- One Way Gal
- Old Country Rock
Henry Sims
- Tell Me Man Blues
George "Bullet" Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama

Flyright LP 102

Flyright discography

91988Delta Blues Vol. 2 (1929-1939)

Kid Bailey
- MIssissippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues

Garfield Akers with Joe Callicott
- Cottonfield Blues part 1
- Cottonfield Blues part 2
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Joe Callicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues
- Traveling Mama Blues

Jim Thompkins
- Bedside Blues
Bukka White
- The New Frisco Train
- The Panama Limited
- I Am in the Heavenly Way
- Promise True and Grand
- Sic Em Dogs On
- Po Boy
Sam Collins
- Graveyard Digger's Blues
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Document DLP 533
101990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- My Black Momma Part I - Son House
- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


LP 2
- Devil Got The Woman - Skip James
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
- The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins
- Touch Me Light Momma - George "Bullet" Williams
- Mothers Love - Blind Joe Taggart
- Skin Man Blues - "Hi" Henry Brown
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
- K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- McAbee Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee
- The Gone Dead Train - King Soloman Hill
- Hastings St. - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins


compiled by Johnny Parth
3 LP set
20 page booklet notes
by Paul Oliver
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RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
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= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

111990Son House And The Great Delta Blues Singers (1928-1929)

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin" The Blues - part 1
- Preachin" The Blues - part 2
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- Walking Blues
Willie Brown
- M&O Blues
- Future Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - part 2
- Dough Roller Blues
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
-Joe Callicott
- Fare Tree Well Blues
- Traveling Mama Blues
Jim Thompkins
- Bedside Blues
Blind Joe (Willie) Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
- Nehi Blues
- Married Man Blues
- Third street Woman Blue
Rube Lacy
- Mississippi Jail House Blues
- Ham Hound Crave
notes by Bob Groom





Document DOCD-5002
121994Mississippi Masters
Early American Blues Classics 1927 - 35

Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues (1930)
William Harris
- Kansas City Blues (1928)
Otto Virgial
- Litle Girl In Rome (1935)
Mattie Delaney
- Tallahatchie River Blues (1930)
Geeshie Wiley
- Last Kind Words (1930)
Joe Calicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues (1930)
Williams Harris
- Bullfrog Blues (1928)
John D. Fox
- The Moaning Blues (1927)
Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (1931)
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues (1930)
King Solomon Hill
- Gone Dead Train (1932)

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues Part 1 (1929)
- Cottonfield Blues Part 2 (1929)
Williams Harris
- Hot Time Blues (1928)
Geeshie Wiley
- Skinny Leg Blues (1930)
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Third Street Woman Blues (1930)
John D. Fox
- Worried Man Blues (1927)
Mattie Delaney
- Down The Big Road Blues (1930)
King Solomon Hill
- Whoopee Blues (1932)
Elvie Thomas
- Motherless Child Blues (1930)
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Yazoo CD 2007
12a1999Broke, Black And Blue
An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities

disc 1
Up Country Blues
- Barrel House Blues - Ed Andrews
- Georgia Stockade Blues - Tom Delaney
- Sun Brimmers Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Goin' To Leave You Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- Dry Bone Shuffle - Blind Blake
- Up Country Blues - DeFord Bailey
- Dead Drunk Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - Long 'Cleve' Reed
- Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name - Barbecue Bob
- Bo Lita - Kid Brown
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home - William & Versey Smith
- Church Bells Blues - Luke Jordan
- Two Ways To Texas - Emery Glen
- It Won't Be Long Now - Barbecue Bob & Laughing Charley
- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Rock Island Blues - Lewis Black
- Midnight Blues - Bill Moore
- Fare Thee Blues - Johnnie Head
- My Monday Woman Blues - Jim Jackson
- What's The Matter Blues - Frank Stokes
- School Girl Blues - Rosie Mae Moore
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Left Alone Blues - Ishman Bracey
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- TC Johnson Blues - T. C. Johnson


disc 2
Broke & Hungry Blues
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacey
- No More Women Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- How Long, How Long Blues - Willie Jackson
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Chicken Wilson Blues - Chicken Wilson
- Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Broke And Hungry Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Funny Feathers - Victoria Spivey
- Pitchin' Boogie - William Ezell
- Mr- Devil Blues - Jed Davenport
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Weary Heart Blues - James Wiggins
- Poor Man Blues - Henry Townsend
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- Trinity River Blues - T-Bone Walker
- Heavy Suitcase Blues - Charley Taylor
- Traveling Mama Blues - Joe Calicott

- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues - Garfield Akers
- Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins
- Walking Blues - Son House
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Long Ways from Home - Louise Johnson
- Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
- Good Boy Blues - Arthur Petties
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery


disc 3
Good Whiskey Blues
- Married Man Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
- Never Mind Blues - Georgia Boyd
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens) - Kokomo Arnold
- Little Leg Woman - Big Joe Williams
- That's What My Baby Likes - Bessie Jackson
- Good Whiskey Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Strut That Thing - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Teasin' Brown Blues - Louie Lasky
- Cold Blooded Murder, No.2 - Bumble Bee Slim
- Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ashes In My Whiskey - Walter Davis
- It's Cold in China Blues - The Mississippi Moaner
- Jockey Blues - Jazz Gillum
- Prisoner Blues - George Clarke
- Back Door Blues - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Hard Scufflin' Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Jersey Belle Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me - Tommy McClennan


disc 4
Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame
- East St.Louis Blues - Faber Smith, Jimmy Yancey
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Can't You Read - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Life Is Like That - Memphis Slim
- Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forrest City Joe
- Horse Shoe Boogie - Lee Brown
- Ruby Moore Blues - Lee Brown
- Low Land Blues - Lee Brown
- Round The World Blues - Lee Brown
- Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon
- Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon
- Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon
- I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon
- Chain Gang Blues - Johnny Temple
- Yum, Yum, Yum - Johnny Temple
- My Baby's Acting Funny - Jimmie Gordon
- It's Time To Go - Jimmie Gordon
- That Woman's A Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon
- Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon
- I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - Johnny Temple
- Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill - Johnny Temple
- Dixie Flyer - Johnny Temple
- Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out - Johnny Temple
- Rhythm Mama - Johnny Temple
- New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown


4 CD set,   40 page
booklet by Joop Visser





Proper CDBOX 7 (UK 1999)
132003The Best There Ever Was
The Legendary Early Blues Performers Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 30s

Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Son House
- My Black Mamma - part 1
Mississippi John Hurt
- Ain't No Tellin
Skip James
- Cypress Grove
Blind Willie Johnson
- I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
Blind Willie McTell
- Mama Tain't Long Fo' Day
Jaydee Short
- Barefoot Blues
Robert Wilkins
- I'll Go With Her Blues
Ed Bell
- Squabblin Blues
Charlie Patton
- It Won't Be Long
Frank Stokes
- What's The Matter Blues
Geeshie Wiley
- Last Kind Word Blues
Williams Harris
- Bullfrog Blues
Blind Blake
- You Gonna Quit Me Blues
King Solomon Hill
- The Gone Dead Train
Memphis Minnie
- Outdoor Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Prison Cell Blues
Sam Collins
- Graveyard Digger's Blues
Furry Lewis
- Big Chief Blues
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Yazoo CD 3002
1411/2013Peabody Blues

Furry Lewis
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Walter Vinson
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 1
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 2
- Overtime Blues
Charlie McCoy
- It Ain't No Good - Part 1
- It Ain't No Good - Part 2
Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jenny Pope
- Whiskey Drinking Blues
- Doggin' Me Around Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues
- Falling Down Blues

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
Jed Davenport
- How Long How Long Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
Joe Williams
- I Want It Awful Bad
- Mr. Devil Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues



Nehi NEH01 (UK)
Sources:
- own record collection
- Gφrgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 32
- http://www.tefteller.com/html/78_gar_ack.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column: http://www.tefteller.com/html/78_gar_ack.html

Thanks to Gayle Dean Wardlow for additional info

 

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_Akers

 

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