J A M E S   'K O K O M O'   A R N O L D; Kokomo Arnold in his home in Chicago 1959; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Edition<br>Atlas) 1993, p. 81; photographer: Jacques Demetre
Kokomo Arnold in his home in Chicago 1959
source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Edition
Atlas) 1993, p. 81; photographer: Jacques Demêtre
click to enlarge !
Kokomo Arnold 1930s
from 193? Decca Records flyer
source: Yazoo CD 2067/68 "Times Ain't Like They Used To Be" Vol. 7/8
Kokomo
Arnold

James Arnold   a/k/a Gitfiddle Jim
b. February 15, 1901 in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia
d. November 8, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois

discography
source: The Afro American, March 30, 1935
1935 "Milk Cow Blues" ad
source: The Afro American, March 30, 1935

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

Kokomo Arnold 78 rpm
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
Since this ain't no museum, my aim is not to depict actually existing specimen of 78 rpm records,
but to show the labels as pristine as workmanlike possible

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11930Gitfiddle Jim

- Paddlin' Blues (59939-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Rainy Night Blues (59938-2)   @ Spotify

rec. May 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Victor 23268
21934KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Milk Cow Blues (C-9428-B)
- Old Original Kokomo Blues (C-9429-B)

rec. September 10, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7026




= Decca 48000

31934KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Back To The Woods (C-9434-A)
- Sagefield Woman Blues (C-9435-A)

rec. September 10, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7044
41934KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues) (C-9653-A)
- Sissy Man Blues (C-9654-A)

rec. January 15, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7050
51935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Milk Cow Blues - No. 2 (C-9774-A)
- Biscuit Roller Blues (C-9775-A,B)

rec. January 15, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7059
61935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Black Money Blues (C-9865-A) #
- Chain Gang Blues (C-9792-A) *

* rec. February 12, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
# rec. January 15, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g

Decca 7069
71935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- How Long How Long Blues (C-9794-A)
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way (C-9795-A,-B)

rec. February 12, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g

Decca 7070
81935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- The Twelves (The Dirty Dozen) (C-9671-A)
- Feels So Good (C-9672-A)

rec. January 18, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7083
91935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Slop Jar Blues (C-9776-A)
- Black Annie (C-9777-A)

rec. February 5, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7092
   

- Lonesome Southern Blues (C-9864-)   @ youtube
- Hobo Blues (C-9866-)   @ youtube

rec. March 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g

Decca unissued

MCA 3528

101935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- 'Cause You're Dirty 90029-C)
- Tonic Head Blues (90030-C, -D or -E)

rec. June 14, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g

Decca 7103
111935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Big Leg Mama (John Russel Blues) (90314-A)
- Milk Cow Blues - No 3 (90315-A)

rec. September 11, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7116
121935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Monday Morning Blues (C-9793-A) *
- You Should Not 'A Done It (Gettin' It Fixed) (C-9863-A) #

* rec. February 12, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
# rec. March 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g

Decca 7133
131935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Busy Bootin' C-9923-A)
- Southern Railroad Blues C-9921-A)

rec. April 18. 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7139
141935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Policy Wheel Blues (90158-A)
- Traveling Rambler Blues (90159-A)

rec. July 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7147
151934KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Front Door Blues (3220 Blues) (C-9655-A)
- Back Door Blues (C-9656-A)

rec. January 15, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7156
161936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- When I Get My Bonus (Things Will Be Coming My Way) (60511-A)
- Coon Can Shorty (60512-A)

rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7159
171936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- Dirty Mother For You (Don't You Know) (60503-A, -D) #   @ youtube
- She Left Me Cold In Hand (60508-C)

rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Kokomo Arnold, g

Roosevelt Sykes discography


Decca 7160
181935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Milk Cow Blues No. 4 (90316-A)
- Down And Out Blues (90317-A)

rec. September 11, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7163
191936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- The Honey Dripper (60546-A) #
- Second Floor Blues (60513-A) *

# rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p

Roosevelt Sykes discography


Decca 7164
201936KOKOMO ARNOLD

- I Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff (60516-A)
- Desert Blues (60517-A)

rec. February 18, 1935 in New York City; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g

Decca 7165
211936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- The First Shall Be Last And The Last Shall Be First (60523-A) #
- Deep Sea Love (60539-A) *

# rec. February 19, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Peetie Wheatstraw discography


Decca 7167
221936KOKOMO ARNOLD

- I'll Be Up Some Day (60515-A)
- Sundown Blues (60519-A)

rec. February 18, 1935 in New York City; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7172
231936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Kidnappers Blues (60527-A) #
- Poor Millionaire Blues (60538-A) *

# rec. February 19, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7177
241935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Stop Look And Listen (90201-A)
- Doin' The Doopididy (90202-A)

rec. July 23, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g, unknown, p



Decca 7181
251936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Old Good Whiskey Blues (60532-A) *
- Meat Cutter Blues (60522-A) #

# rec. February 19, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Peetie Wheatstraw discography


Decca 7187
261936THE HONEY DRIPPER (Roosevelt Sykes)

- The Cannon Ball (60504-A)
- Jet Black Snake (60505-A) #

rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; # Kokomo Arnold, g

Roosevelt Sykes discography




Decca 7188
271936ALICE MOORE

- Grass Cutter Blues (90744-A)
- Telephone Blues (90745-A)

rec. May 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Alice Moore, voc, Peetie Wheatstraw, p; Kokomo Arnold, g



Decca 7190
281936KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Let Your Money Talk (C-9924-A)
- Bo Weavil Blues (C-9922-A)

rec. April 18, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7191
   

- Policy Wheel Blues (90044- ) #
- Traveling Rambler Blues (90045- )

rec. June 20, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
Decca unissued

# Collector's Classics
CC25 (UK)
Document DOCD 5038

291935KOKOMO ARNOLD

- The Mule Laid Down And Died (90313-A)
- Model "T" Woman Blues (90318-A)

rec. September 11, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7198
   

- Milk Cow Blues - No. 5 (60514-A)

rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
Decca unissued

Document DOCD-5150

301936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Working Man (Doing The Best I Can) (60506-A)
- Low Down Rascal (60507-A)

rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7200
311936OSCAR'S CHICAGO SWINGERS

- Try Some Of That (90796-B)
- My Gal's Been Foolin' Me (90797-B)

rec. July 9, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Sam Theard, voc; Odell Rand, cl; prob. Kokomo Arnold, g; unknown g; unknown b; unknown dr



Decca 7201
321936KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Shake That Thing (90795-A) *
- Bull Headed Woman Blues (60518-A) #

# rec. February 18, 1936 in New York City; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
* rec. July 9, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; poss. Peetie Wheatstraw, p



Decca 7212
331936ALICE MOORE

- Dark Angel (90746-A)
- Money Tree Man (90747-A)

rec. May 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Alice Moore, voc, Peetie Wheatstraw, p; Kokomo Arnold, g



Decca 7227
341936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Drinking Man Blues (60540-A) #
- Country Fool Blues (60544-A) *

# rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. February 20, 1936 in New York City; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7228
351936KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Running Drunk Again (90954-A)
- Coffin Blues (90955-A)

rec. October 24, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p, unknown, sb

Decca 7242
361936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- When A Man Gets Down (90961-A) *
- False Hearted Woman (90963-A) #

rec. October 26, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; # Kokomo Arnold, g; * unknown (prob. different), g; unknown, sb

Peetie Wheatstraw discography


Decca 7243
371936ALICE MOORE

- I'm Going Fishing Too (90752-A)
- Three Men (90754-A)

rec. May 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Alice Moore, voc, Peetie Wheatstraw, p; Kokomo Arnold, g

Decca 7253
381936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- I Don't Want No Pretty Faced Woman (90962-A) *
- Little House (I'm Gonna Chase These Peppers) (90964-A) #

rec. October 26, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; # Kokomo Arnold, g, g; unknown, sb

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7257
391936KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Mister Charlie (90958-A)
- Lonesome Road Blues (90956-A)

rec. October 24, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p, unknown, sb



Decca 7261
   

- Sorry Hearted Blues ((90957- )

rec. October 24, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p, unknown, sb
Decca unissued
401937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Salty Dog (91071-A)
- Cold Winter Blues (91072-A)

rec. Januiary 12, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g





Decca 7267
411936PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Fairasee Woman (Memphis Woman) (90965-A)
- Beggar Man Blues (90966-A)

rec. October 26, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g; unknown, sb

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7272
421937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Sister Jane Cross The Hall (91073-A)
- Fool Man Blues (91069-A)

rec. Januiary 12, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7275
431937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Wild Water Blues (91134-A)
- Laugh And Grin Blues (91135-A)

rec. March 12, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7285
441937SIGNIFYING MARY JOHNSON

- I Just Can't Take It (90755-A) *   @ Spotify
- Delmar Avenue (90749-A) #   @ Spotify

# rec. May 22, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Mary Johnson, voc; unknown, p; prob. Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. May 23, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Mary Johnson, voc; prob. Peetie Wheatstraw, p



Decca 7305
451937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Backfence Picket Blues (91068-A)
- Long And Tall (91070-A)

rec. January 12, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7306
461937PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Would You Would You Mama (91155-A) *
- Working On The Project (91164-A) #

# rec. March 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. March 26, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; poss. Charlie Jordan, g; unknown, sb

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7311
471937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Black Mattie (91233-A)
- Grandpa Got Drunk (91232-A)

rec. May 7, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7319
481937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Red Beans And Rice (91162-A)
- Mean Old Twister (91161-A)

rec. March 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7347
491937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Set Down Gal (91166-A)
- Big Ship Blues (91167-A)

rec. March 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; prob. Peetie Wheatstraw, p



Decca 7361
   

- Bad Luck Child (91231- )

rec. May 7, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
Decca unissued
501937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Shine On Moon (Shine Shine On) (91334-A)
- Back On The Job (91333-A)

rec. November 3, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p

Decca 7390
511937PEETIE WHEATSTRAW (The Devil's Son-In-Law)

- Give Me Black Or Brown (91163-A) #
- Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp No. 2 (91153-A) *

# rec. March 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; Kokomo Arnold, g
* rec. March 26, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Peetie Wheatstraw, voc, p; poss. Charlie Jordan, g; unknown, sb

Peetie Wheatstraw discography




Decca 7391
521937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Head Cuttin' Blues (91331-A)
- Broke Man Blues (91332-A)

rec. November 3, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p



Decca 7417
531937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Neck Bone Blues (91298-A) *
- Crying Blues (91230-A) #

# rec. May 7, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g
* rec. October 23, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7431
451937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Buddie Brown Blues (Rolling Time) (91299-A)
- Rocky Road Blues (91300-A)

rec. October 23, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g



Decca 7449
551937KOKOMO ARNOLD

- High Mountain Blues (91330- )

rec. November 3, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p
Decca unissued
561938KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Kid Man Blues (63754-A) *
- Tired Of Runnin' From Door To Door (63746-A) #

# rec. May 11, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, sb
* rec. May 12, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, p; unknown, sb

Decca 7464
571938KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Goin' Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me) (63751-A)
- Something's Hot (63755-A)

rec. May 12, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, p; unknown, sb



Decca 7485
581938KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Your Ways And Actions (63744-A) #
- Midnight Blues 63750-A) *

# rec. May 11, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, imb
* rec. May 12, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, p; unknown, imb



Decca 7510
591938KOKOMO ARNOLD

- Bad Luck Blues (63753-A) *
- My Well Is Dry (63748-A) #

# rec. May 11, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, imb
* rec. May 12, 1938 in Chicago, IL; Kokomo Arnold, voc, g; unknown, p; unknown, sb



Decca 7540

 

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Advertisement for Kokomo Arnold's most famous record
(source: Paul Oliver: Early Blues Songbook.- London/New York/Sidney 1982, p. 40)
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Elvis Presley "Milkcow Blues Boogie" (Arnold) / "You're A Heartbreaker" (Jack Sallee)
rec. Sun Studios, Memphis, Dec. 20, 1954

Sun 215 (78/45); rel. Jan. 1955

RCA Victor 47-6383 (45), 20-6382 (78); rel. Dec. 1955

 

Kokomo Arnold LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
601960Bad Luck Blues
A Blues Anthology

Lonnie Johnson
- Blue Ghost Blues
Red Nelson
- Crying Mother Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Bad Luck Blues
Cecil Gant
- Playin' Myself The Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Someday Baby Blues
Lem Johnson
- Candy Blues
Lightening Hopkins [sic!]
- Highway Blues

Joe Turner
- Blues On Central Avenue
Lonnie Johnson
- New Falling Rain Blues
Lightning Hopkins
- Bad Things On My Mind
Sleepy John Estes
- Jailhouse Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Red Beans And Rice
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Road Tramp Blues
Pleasant Joe
- Evolution Blues


compiled by Jacques Demêtre
notes by Nat Henthoff



Brunswick LPBM 87 504 (G)

= Fonit LPB. 87504 (It)

611960The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

RF-202 tracks:
Will Shade
- I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newburn
- Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson
- From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis
- You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
L'il Son Jackson
- Roberta Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bad Luck And Trouble
Blind Boy Fuller
- Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues
Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett
- Down The Highway


Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
Blind Willie Johnson
- Take Your Burden To The Lord
Tommy McClennan
- New Highway 51
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Penitentiary Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse
- Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln
- My Wife Drove Me From My Door
Peg Leg Howell
- Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Come Go Home With Me
- Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson
- Standing At The Crossroads


Lightnin' Hopkins
- One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis
- John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis
- Warm Up
Bukka White
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
John Hurt
- Frankie
Blind Willie McTell
- Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Airy Man Blues
Skip James
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
- New How Long Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohuna Blues

Sonny Terry and Oh Red
- Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes
- Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins
- Solo
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy
- Mama Don't Love It
Moochie Reeves
- Key To The Highway
compiled and annotated
by Samuel B. Charters



RBF RF-202 (X)

The 1. ed. of this record,
RF-202, featured only
extracts of most of the
recordings on 202X

click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (2 LP boxed
set UK)

click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (DLP UK 1966)

= Fontana 982.099

RBF discography

621964Kokomo Arnold

- Old Black Cat Blues
- Sissy Man Blues
- Front Door Blues
- Back Door Blues
- Policy Wheel Blues
- Milk Cow Blues - No 4

- Shake That Thing
- Mister Charlie
- Long And Tall
- Mean Old Twister
- Buddie Brown Blues [aka "Rolling Time"]
- My Well Is Dry

"In December 1964 a jazz-and-blues-loving executive for German Brunswick Records pressed some limited vinyl reissues of material he liked to give as holiday presents. This is one of them, pressed in strictly limited quantity (I have heard both 50 and 35 copies) one time only. The records were distributed in plain inner sleeves - there is no art cover for this. A mimeographed play list, headed with "Special Pressing Brunswick Nr. 004 626" and the date on the bottom, neatly folded in two was inserted into the sleeve and given away with the disks." (ebay seller 'bazanaki')







Brunswick 004.626 (Ger)
("Sonderauflage")
631964Blues Classics
by Kokomo Arnold / Peetie Wheatstraw


Kokomo Arnold
- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- Mean Old Twister
- Front Door Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Head Cuttin Blues
- Let Your Money Talk
- Red Beans And Rice
- Stop Look And Listen

Peetie Wheatstraw
- Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp
- Mama's Advice
- Ice And Snow Blues
- Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp #2
- Road Tramp Blues
- Working On The Project
- Shack Bully Stomp
- Working Man

picture on front cover does not show Peetie Wheatstraw, but Herman / Harmon Ray ("Peetie Wheatstraw's Buddy")
from Paul Garon: The Devil's Son-In-Law - The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and his Songs.- Studio Vista, London 1971, p. 63:

Herman / Harmon Ray photograph; source: Paul Garon: The Devil's Son-In-Law - The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and his Songs.- Studio Vista, London 1971, p. 63; click to enlarge
Herman / Harmon Ray






Blues Classics BC 4


Blues Classics discography

641964Out Came The Blues (1934 - 1939)

Lightning Hopkins
- Bad Things on My Mind
Georgia White
- The Blues Ain't Nuthin' But ...
Cousin Joe and Sam Price Trio
- Beggin' Woman

Kokomo Arnold
- Wild Water Blues
Red Nelson with Cripple Clarence Lofton, Piano
- Sweetest Thing Born
Memphis Minnie
- Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing)
Oscar Woods (The Lone Wolf)
- Lone Wolf Blues

Big Joe Turner and the Pete Johnson Trio
- Little Bittie Gal's Blues
Trixie Smith
- Freight Train Blues
Johnnie Temple
- Louise Louise Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- No Good Woman Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw (The Devil's Son-in-Law)
- Crazy With The Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Vernita Blues
Rosetta Crawford with Jimmy Johnson's Band
- My Man Jumped Salty On Me
notes by Stanley Dance
& Yannick Bruynoghe

= Ace of Hearts H 0072
(UK 1964)

notes by Stanley Dance
& Yannick Bruynoghe







= Coral CP 58 (UK 1970)


= MCA 1352 (US 1982)
(Jazz Heritage Series)

651968Down With The Game Vol. 4

Kokomo Arnold
- Shine On, Moon
Walter Davis
- Root Man Blues
- I Can Tell By The Way You Smell
- Moonlight Is My Spread
- West Coast Blues
- My Babe
- Frisco Blues
Alice Moore
- Three Men
Booker T. Washington
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Tennessee Peaches Blues
- Don't Feel Welcome Blues
- Long Lonsome Drive
- The Last Dime
- More Good Whiskey Blues




Down With The Game D 204

DWTG discography

661968The Georgia Blues 1927-1933

Fred McMullen
- Wait And Listen

Gitfiddle Jim
- Paddlin' Blues [Paddlin' Madeline Blues]
George Carter
- Rising River Blues
- Hot Jelly Roll Blues

Gitfiddle Jim
- Rainy Night Blues
Peg Leg Nowell
- Rolling Mill Blues
Willie Baker
- Weak-Minded Blues

Blind Blake
- Police Dog Blues
- That'll Never Happen No More
Bumble Bee Slim
- No Woman No Nickel
Charlie Lincoln
- Doodle Hole Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Unnamed Blues
Willie Baker
- Crooked Woman Blues
Sylvester Weaver
- Can't Be Trusted Blues
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls & Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L 1012

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= CD 1012 YAZ (1992)

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= Vivid VSCD-1156 (Jp)

Yazoo discography

671968The East Coast States (1927-1940)
Georgia - Carolinas - Virginia

Peg Leg Howell
- Ball And Chain Blues
- Away From Home

Kokomo Arnold
- A Salty Dog
Lonnie Coleman
- Wild About My Loving
Sylvester Weaver & Walter Beasley
- St. Louis Blues
- Bottleneck Blues
Will Bennett
- Railroad Bill
Buddy Moss
- Gravy Server

Andrew & Jim Baxter
- Bamalong Blues
Lil McClintock
- Don't Think I'm Santa Claus
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight
Blind Boy Fuller
- Crooked Woman Blues
- Somebody's Been Talkin'
Luke Jordan
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
William Moore
- Ragtime Crazy



Roots RL 318

Roots discography

681968The Blues In St. Louis 1929-1937

Henry Townsend
- Henry's Worry Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Set Down Gal
Barrel House Buck
- I Got To Go Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- C & A Blues
Henry Spaulding
- Biddle Street Blues
Bessie Mae Smith
- St. Louis Daddy
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition

Walter Davis
- Sloppy Drunk Again
Charley Jordan
- Tight Haired Mama Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Sleepless Night Blues
Teddy Darby
- Deceiving Blues
Alice Moore
- Black Evil Blues
Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw and His Blues-Blowers
- Throw Me In The Alley
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-20

OJL discography

691969Kokomo Arnold

- Tired Of Running From Door To Door (1938)
- Kid Man Blues (1938)
- The Twelves (1938)
- Midnight Blues (1938)
- Big Leg Mama (1935)
- Your Ways And Actions (1938)
- I'll Be Up Someday (1936)

- Back On The Job (1937)
- Set Down Gal (1937)
- Southern Railroad Blues (1935)
- Big Ship Blues (1937)
- Busy Bootin' (1935)
- Slop Jar Blues (1935)
- Black Annie (1935)
notes by David Harrison



Saydisc Matchbox SDR 163




= Magpie PY 1802 (1976)
"Set Down Gal, Quit Your
Low Down Ways"
(1935-
1938 vintage country blues)

Magpie discography

701969Georgia Guitar 1927-38

Kokomo Arnold
- Going Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me)
- Something's Hot
Barbecue Bob
- It Just Won't Hay
- It's Just Too Bad
Fred McMullen
- Poor Stranger Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- It's A Good Little Thing
Buddy Moss
- Cold Country Blues
- My Baby Don't Pay Me No Mind
- Stop Hanging Around
Tampa Red
- Sugar Mama Blues no. 2
- Black Angel Blues
Curley Weaver
- No No Blues
Sylvester Weaver
- Penitentiary Bound Blues
- Devil Blues
- Black Spider Blues


"Kokomo Records produced by Ted Griffiths & Trev Huyton"

Kokomo K-1004

Kokomo discography

711969Let's Go Riding
Guitar Rags! Blues! Hokum! All The Good-Time Music From The Good Old Days!
14 rare numbers for easy listening: 1924-1936

Mr. Freddie
- Let's Go Riding
Willie Walker
- South Carolina Rag
Will Bennett
- Railroad Bill
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight
Bill Moore
- Ragtime Crazy
Walter Hawkins
- A Rag Blues
Sylvester Weaver
- I'm Busy and You Can't Come In

Hambone Willie Newbern
- Way Down In Arkansas
Ellis Williams
- Buttermilk Blues
Bo Carter
- Sue Cow
Carl Martin
- Morning, Judge
Peg Leg Howell and His Gang
- Peg Leg Stomp
Blind Blake
- Southern Rag

Gitfiddle Jim
- Paddlin Madeline Blues
notes by David Evans
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 18

OJL discography

721970?Kokomo Arnold: Masters Of The Blues Vol. 4

- Old Black Cat Blues
- Sissy Man Blues
- Back Door Blues
- Policy Wheel Blues
- Milk Cow Blues - No 4
- Shake That Thing
- Mister Charlie

- Long And Tall
- Laugh And Grin Blues
- Buddie Brown Blues (Rolling Time)
- Rocky Road Blues
- Broke Man Blues
- My Well Is Dry
- Bad Luck Blues




Collector's Classics CC 25
731974Kokomo Arnold: Bad Luck Blues (1934-1938)

- Milk Cow Blues
- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues)
- Milk Cow Blues - No. 2
- Biscuit Roller Blues
- Chain Gang Blues
- How Long How Long Blues
- Bo Weavil Blues

- I'll Be Up Someday
- Bull Headed Woman Blues
- Cold Winter Blues
- Wild Water Blues
- Laugh And Grin Blues
- Red Beans And Rice
- Crying Blues
- Bad Luck Blues

notes by Jacques Demêtre



MCA 510.116 (Fr)
741975Casey Bill Weldon & Kokomo Arnold:
Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters Of The 1930s


Casey Bill Weldon
- You Just As Well Let Her Go
- Go Ahead, Buddy
- Lady Doctor Blues
- The Big Boat
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Back Door Blues


Kokomo Arnold
- The Twelves (The Dirty Dozens)
- I'll Be Up Someday
- Busy Bootin'
- Sagefield Woman Blues
- Back To The Woods ca
- Salty Dog
- Feels So Good
notes by Stephen Calt
& John Miller
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Yazoo L 1049

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo CD 1049 YAZ (1992)

Yazoo discography

751975Blues In The Thirties

The Mississippi Mudder (Joe & Charlie McCoy)
- Going Back Home Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Dirty Mother For You

Kokomo Arnold
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues)
Blind Willie McTell
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
Frankie Black (Scrapper Blackwell) & Dot Rice
- No Good Woman Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Someday Baby Blues

The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes) & Kokomo Arnold
- The Honey Dripper

Jesse James
- Lonesome Day Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- Green Country Gal (No More To Say)
Johnny Temple
- Louise Louise Blues
Alex Moore
- Bull Cow Blues
Andrew Hogg
- Family Trouble Blues
Blind Boy Fuller
- Some Day You're Gonna Be Sorry
Peetie Wheatstraw & Lonnie Johnson
- What More Can A Man Do?



MCA 3526 (Jp)
761975Slide Guitar Blues 1934-1937

Oscar Woods
- Lone Wolf Blues
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
Black Ace
- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Someday
- Whiskey And Women

Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues
- Lowing Heifer

Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
- Lonesome Southern Blues [Decca unissued]
- Hobo Blues [Decca unissued]
- Sundown Blues
- Neck Bone Blues

notes by Tashiaki Tanaka









MCA / Victor MCA-3528
(Jp 1975)
771975The Blues Box - Country Blues

record 1:
Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Baby Doo
- The Death Of Walter Barnes
Scrapper Blackwell
- Motherless Boy Blues
Dot Rice & Frankie Black
- Texas Stomp
Son Bonds
- Trouble Trouble Blues
Walter Coleman
- I'm Going To Cincinnati
- Smack That Thing
Blind Teddy Darby
- The Girl I Left Behind

Bumble Bee Slim
- Bleeding Heart Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- I Ain't No Iceman
- Railroad Blues
Big Boy Teddy Edwards
- W-P-A Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- Louisiana
Blind Boy Fuller
- Stingy Mama
- Working Man Blues
Gene Gilmore
- Natchez Fire



record 2:
Bill Gaither
- Pains In My Heart
- In The Wee Wee Hours
Jimmie Gordon
- Graveyard Blues
- Sweet Jelly Rollin'
The Harlem Hamfats
- Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes
- Let Me Feel It
Honey Hill
- Boogie Woogie
- Set 'Em

Springback James
- Stingaree Mama Blues
- Rusty Can Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Flood Water Blues
- Blue Ghost Blues
Signifying Mary Johnson
- Peepin' At The Risin' Sun
- Black Gal Blues
Charlie McCoy
- Candy Man Blues
- Baltimore Blues



record 3:
Joe McCoy
- I Got To Have A Little More
- Please Baby
Robert Lee McCoy
- Gonna Keep It For Me Daddy
- Mama Don't Allow Me To Stay Out All Night Long
Charlie McFadden
- People People
Leothus "Lee" Green
- 44 Blues
Barrel House Buck McFarland
- Mercy Mercy Blues
- Weeoing Willow Blues

Arthur McKay
- Central Limited Blues
- She Squeezed My Lemon
Blind Willie McTell
- Let Me Play With Your Yo-Yo
- Ticket Agent Blues
Alice Moore
- Telephone Blues
- Don't Deny Me Baby
Shorty Bob Parker
- The Death Of Slim Green
- So Cold In China



record 4:
Johnny Temple
- Louise Louise Blues
Black Ace
- Whiskey And Woman
Curley Weaver
- Oh lawdy Mama
Peetie Wheatstraw
- These Times
Georgia White
- Daddy Let Me Lay It On You
- Dead Man's Blues
Oscar Woods
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
- Don't Sell It-Don't Give It Away

Charlie Pickett
- Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal
- Trembling Blues
Red Nelson
- Detroit Special
- Streamline Train
Sloke And Ike
- Slocum Blues
- Chocolate Candy Blues
Johnnie Strauss
- Hard Working Woman
Roosevelt Sykes
- Soft And Mellow


compiled by Robert "Bob" Hertwig (TELDEC product manager)
4 LP set
notes (in German and
English) by Robert Hertwig



MCA Coral 6.30106
(Germany 1975)

= 6.30106 FK
= RCOX 7526/1-4

= MCA Coral 82.024 (G)

(=) Bob CD 203 (2006)

781976Bawdy Blues 1935-1940

Rosetta Howard and Charlie McCoy
- Let Your Linen Hang Low
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother For You
Blind Blues Darby
- Spike Driver Blues
Rosetta Howard with The Harlem Hamfats
- The Candy Man
Victoria Spivey
- Black Snake Swing
Sweet Pease Spivey
- Double Dozens
Alex Moore
- Blue Bloomer Blues


Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Charles Piekett
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
Jesse James
- Sweet Patuni
Peetie Wheatstraw
- What's That?
Old Ced Odom
- It's Your Yas Yas Yas

Kokomo Arnold
- Sissy Man Blues
Trixie Smith
- My Daddy Rocks Me



MCA MCA-3539 (Jp 1976)
791977AC-DC Blues: Gay Jazz Reissues, Volume One

- Buffet Flat Story - Ruby Smith & Chris Albertson
- Sissy Man Blues - Connie McLean's Rhythm Boys
- Foolish Man Blues - Bessie Smith
- Garbage Man - Harlem Ham Fats
- It's Tight Like That - Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
- Prove It On Me Blues - Ma Rainey

- Sissy Man Blues - Kokomo Arnold

- Boy In The Boat - George Hannah
- Freakish Man Blues - George Hannah
- B.D. Woman's Blues - Bessie Jackson
- Dirty Dozens - Speckled Red
- Ain't That A Mess - Al Miller And His Swing Stompers
- Fairey Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Freakish Rider Blues - Bert (Snake Root) Hatton
- Sissy Man Blues - George Noble





Stash ST-106

Stash discography

801986The Roots Of Robert Johnson

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman

Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
Leroy Carr
- When The Sun Goes Down
Son House
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
Lonnie Johnson
- Life Saver Blues
Henry Thomas
- Red River Blues
Charley Patton
- Revenue Man Blues
Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
Skip James
- 22-20 Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
The Mississippi Sheiks
- Sitting On Top Of The World
Scrapper Blackwell
- Kokomo Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Go Ahead, Buddy
Johnnie Temple
- Lead Pencil Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L 1073

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo CD 1073 YAZ

Yazoo discography

811987Kokomo Arnold:
1930-38 Master Of The Bottleneck Guitar


- Rainy Night Blues (A)
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues (A)
- Black Money Blues (B)
- 'Cause You're Dirty (C)
- Tonic Head Blues (C)
- Doin' The Doopididy (D)
- The Mule Laid Down And Died (E)
- Delmar Avenue (F)
- Running Drunk Again (G)

- Coffin Blues (G)
- Lonesome Road Blues (G)
- Fool Man Blues (H)
- Sister Jane Cross The Hall (H)
- Grandpa Got Drunk (I)
- Black Mattie (I)
- Shine On, Moon (J)
- Goin' Down In Galilee (K)
- Something's Hot (K)

A) Gitfiddle Jim: Kokomo Arnold,vcl/gtr.; B) Kokomo Arnold; C) Kokomo Arnold; D) Kokomo Arnold;. E) Kokomo Arnold;. F) Signifying Mary Johnson, vcl; acc. prob. Peetie Wheatstraw, pnp; Kokomo Arnold, gtr. G) Kokomo Arnold, vcl/gtr; Peetie Wheatstraw, pno; unknown, sbs. H & I) Kokomo Arnold ; J) Kokomo Arnold, vcl/gtr; Peetie Wheatstraw, pno; K) Kokomo Arnold, vcl/gtr; unknown, pno.

Document DLP 512

Document discography

821987Them Dirty Blues
A Five Record Copulation Compilation

record 1:
- Bring On Home To Grandma - Mississippi Mud Mashers
- (Good Mornin' Susie) I'm Gonna Heat Your Bread - Lee Green
- Keep It To Yourself - Lonnie Johnson And Spencer Williams
- Worn Out Engine Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- She Done Sold It Out - Memphis Jug Band

- Big Leg Mama - Kokomo Arnold
- Daddy, You've Got Everything - Mary Dixon
- Take A Pro - Unidentified Armed Forces Radio Orchestra

- Yas Yas Yas No.1 - Jimmy Strange, The Yas Yas Man
- The Hottest Stuff In Town - Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Every Morning Blues - Walter Roland
- Ram Rod Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Ash Can Blues - Bob Clifford
- Caught Us Doing It - Hokum Boys
- Blue Bloomer Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Mister Mary Blues - Speedy Holmes


record 2:
- Wet It - Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
- I Want Some Of Your Pie - Blind Boy Fuller
- You Can't Sleep In My Bed - Mary Dixon
- Messin' Around - Bud Jackson's Swannee Serenaders
- The Coldest Stuff In Town - Whistling Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing - Holmes And Howard
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Empty Bed Blues, Part One - Bessie Smith

- Empty Bed Blues, Part Two - Bessie Smith
- Big Mama - Walter Roland
- Loose Like That - The Mississippi Sheiks
- Once Or Twice - Lonnie Johnson and Spencer Williams
- Shake It, Baby - Blind Boy Fuller
- I Can't Use That Thing - Connie Mcclean's Rhythm Boys
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Tricks Ain't Walkin' - Jimmy Rushing


record 3:
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing, No.2 - The Hokum Boys
- Shave 'em Dry - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Sissy Man - Pinewood Tom
- Sissy Blues - Ma Rainey with Her Georgia Band
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed - Monette Moore with Her Swing Shop Boys
- Rollin Mama Blues Ruby Glaze and Hot Shot Willie
- Windy City Blues - Ruth Ladson with The Three Shadows
- Stew Meat Blues - Lucille Bogan

- Toothache Blues - Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson
- Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage? - Maggie Jones with Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson
- Take Your Hand Off It - Lil Johnson
- I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted - Washboard Sam and His Washboard Band
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman - Sippie Wallace
- Gas Man Blues - Mae Glover
- Black Snake Blues - Victoria Spivey
- I Got What It Takes - Blanch Galloway with Her Joy Boys


record 4:
- The Candy Man - Rosetta Howard
- Tired As I Can Be - Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan)
- You've Got To Save That Thing - Ora Alexander
- Ants In My Pants - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Don't Tear My Clothes - The Chicago Black Swans
- My Ba (Squeeze Me Again) - Lil Johnson
- She Showed It All - Napoleon Fletcher
- Honey, You're So Good To Me - Lil Johnson

- You've Gotta Have That Thing - The Dallas Jug Band
- If You Don't Give Me What I Want - Lil Johnson
- Please Warm My Weiner - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Try And Get It - Bea Foote
- Grinding Mill - Johnny Temple
- If You See My Rooster - Memphis Minnie
- I Don't Want No Skinny Woman - Blind Boy Fuller
- Take It Easy, Greasy - Lil Johnson


record 5:
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) - Georgia White
- Southern Can Mama - Blind Willie and Partner
- Let Me Pat That Thing - The Hokum Boys
- My Handy Man - Ethel Waters
- Six Or Seven Times - The Chocolate Dandies
- The Duck's Yas-yas-yas - James "Stump" Johnson
- My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - Miss Edith Wilson
- I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woggie Now - Oscar's Chicago Swingers

- What's That Smells Like Fish? - Blind Boy Fuller
- How Do They Do It That Way? - Victoria Spivey
- Papa's Got Your Water On - The Memphis Jug Band
- Honey Dripper Blues - Hattie North (Edith North Johnson)
- All Around Man - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- (Easy Rider) I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone - Tampa Red and his Hokum Jug Band
- Uncle Ned, Don't Use Your Head - Lonnie Johnson
- I'm Wild About That Thing - Bessie Smith


5 LP box set



Jass Box One

Stash/Jazz discography

831988OJL's GA - The Black Country Music Of Georgia 1927-36

Tampa Red
- Down In Spirit Blues
Buddy Moss
- Jealous Hearted Man
Lillie Mae
- Wise Like That
Sam Montgomery
- King Of Knaves No. 2
Sylvester Weaver
- Rock Pile Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- Hey Lawdy Mama
Charlie Lincoln
- Ugly Papa

Rufus & Ben Quilian
- Keep It Clean
Eddie Head & Family
- Lord, I'm The True Vine

Kokomo Arnold
- Model "T" Woman Blues
Georgia Tom
- Hear Me Beefing At You
Sara Martin
- Useless Blues
Barbeque Bob
- Crooked Woman Blues
Luther Magby
- Jesus Is Getting Ready For The Great Day
Rev. Gates
- David & Uriah

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Origin OJL-25

OJL discography

841990Kokomo Arnold: Down And Out Blues

- Monday Morning Blues
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way
- You Should Not 'Done It (Gettin' It Fixed)
- Lonesome Southern Blues
- Hobo Blues
- Traveling Rambler Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Down And Out Blues
- Model "T" Woman Blues

- I Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff
- Desert Blues
- Sundown Blues
- Grass Cutter Blues
- Telephone Blues
- I'm Going Fishing Too
- Three Men
- Backfence Picket Blues
- Neck Bone Blues



Agram AB 2015
851990?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
click to enlarge !
= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= 1201 Music (1999)

861991Kokomo Arnold: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1930-1935)

- Rainy Night Blues
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- Back To The Woods
- Sagefied Woman Blues
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues)
- Sissy Man Blues
- Front Door Blues (32 20 Blues)
- Back Door Blues
- The Twelves (Dirty Dozens)
- Feels So Good
- Milk Cow Blues - No. 2
- Biscuit Roller Blues
- Slop Jar Blues
- Black Annie
- Chain Gang Blues
- Monday Morning Blues
- How Long How Long Blues
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way
- You Should Not A'Done It (Gettin' It Fixed)
- Lonesome Southern Blues
- Black Money Blues
- Hobo Blues
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5037
871991Kokomo Arnold: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 2 (1935-1936)

- Southern Railroad Blues
- Bo Weavil Blues
- Busy Bootin'
- Let Your Money Talk
- 'Cause You're Dirty
- Tonic Head Blues
- Policy Wheel Blues (90044)
- Traveling Rambler Blues
- Stop, Look And Listen
- Doin' The Doopididy
- The Mule Laid Down And Died
- Big Leg Mama (John Russell Blues)
- Milk Cow Blues - No. 3
- Milk Cow Blues - No. 4
- Down And Out Blues
- Model 'T' Woman Blues
- Jet Black Snake
- I'll Be Up Someday
- I Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff
- Desert Blues
- Bull Headed Woman Blues
- Sundown Blues
- The Honey Dripper
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5038
881991Kokomo Arnold: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 3 (1936-1937)

- Grass Cutter Blues
- Telephone Blues
- Dark Angel
- Money Tree Man
- Delmar Avenue
- I'm Going Fishing Too
- Three Men
- Shake That Thing
- Try Some Of That
- My Gal's Been Foolin' Me
- Running Drunk Again
- Coffin Blues
- Lonesome Road Blues
- Mister Charlie
- Backfence Picket Blues
- Fool Man Blues
- Long And Tall
- Salty Dog
- Cold Winter Blues
- Sister Jane Cross The Hall
- Wild Water Blues
- Laugh And Grin Blues
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5039
891991Kokomo Arnold: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 4 (1937-1938)

- Mean Old Twister
- Red Beans And Rice
- Set Down Gal
- Big Ship Blues
- Crying Blues
- Grandpa Got Drunk
- Black Mattie
- Neck Bone Blues
- Buddie Brown Blues (Rolling Time)
- Rocky Road Blues
- Head Cuttin' Blues
- Broke Man Blues
- Back On The Job
- Shine On, Moon (Shine On, Shine On)
- Your Ways And Actions
- Tired Of Runnin' From Door To Door
- My Well Is Dry
- Midnight Blues
- Goin' Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me)
- Bad Luck Blues
- Kid Man Blues
- Something's Hot
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5040
90199?Too Late, Too Late Blues Vol. 1
Newly Discovered Titles & Alternative Takes

Blind Blake
- Early Morning Blues (3057-2)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Lock Step Blues (20750)
- Hangman's Blues (20751-2)
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham (tk. 3)
Bessie Tucker
- My Man Has Quit Me (tk. 2)
Memphis Jug Band
- Stealin', Stealin' (tk. 3)
Willie Baker
- Weak-Minded Woman (14782 - Test)
Rev. D C Rice
- Will They Welcome Me There?
Charlie Spand
- Levee Camp Man (-6) (breakdown)
- Mississippi Blues (-v6)
Robert Peeples
- Worry Blues
Charley Patton
- I Shall Not Be Moved (tk. 2)
Big Bill Broonzy
- Bow Leg Baby
Frank Brasswell
- Mountain Girl Blues (16575)
Memphis Minnie
- Memphis Minnie-Jitis Blues (tk. B)
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
- Do It Some More
Kansas City Kitty
- Knife Man Blues
Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- New Auto Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- Worried In Mind Blues
'Kansas Joe' Mccoy
- Meat Cutter Blues (alt. tk.)
- What's The Matter With You?
Memphis Minnie
- Reachin' Pete (tk. B)

Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues No. 5
Memphis Minnie
- Running And Dodging Blues (tk. 2 - Test)
Little Buddy Doyle
- Slick Capers Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- The Victim Of Love
notes by Roger Misiewicz

Document DOCD 5150
911991Kokomo Arnold: King Of The Bottleneck Guitar (1934-1937)

- Milk Cow Blues
- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- Back To The Woods
- Sagefield Woman Blues
- Old Black Cat Blues
- Sissy Man Blues
- Front Door Blues
- Back Door Blues
- The Twelves (Dirty Dozens)
- Buiscet Roller Blues - Chain Gang Blues
- How Long How Long Blues
- Bo-Weavil Blues
- Busy Bootin'
- Policy Wheel Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Model "T" Woman Blues
- I'll Be Up Someday
- Mister Charlie
- Back Fence Picket Blues
- Wild Water Blues
- Red Beans And Rice
- Buddy Brown Blues





Black & Blue 59250
921994Too Late Too Late Vol. 2 (1897-1935)
More Newly Discovered Titles & Alternative Takes

Cousins & De Moss
- Pour Mourner
Jim Jackson
- Jim Jackson's Affinity (negro Vaudeville Sketch)
Unknown
- Turkey In The Straw (negro shout)
Male Quartette
- Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield>
Blind Blake
- West Coast Blues (2669)
- Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around (tk 1)
Booker Orchestra
- Salty Dog
Bantley & Williams
- Big Fat Mamma
Rev. Moses Mason
- John The Baptist
- Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream (tk 2)
Ma Rainey
- Traveling Blues (tk 2)
Charley Patton
- Lord I'm Discouraged
- I'm Goin' Home
Gene Campbell
- Toby Woman Blues
- Turned Out Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jelly Killed Old Sam
- The Faults Of All Women And Men
Kansas Joe
- I'm Going Crazy
- Dresser Drawer Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- Ground Hog Blues No. 2 [Victor 23365]
- Little Old Mama Blues [Victor 23365]
Joshua White
- Broad Players Blues
- Big House Blues
Bo Carter
- Backache Blues (82610)
- Nobody Knows My Baby

Kokomo Arnold
- Policy Wheel Blues (90158)

notes by Guido van Rijn



Document DOCD 5216
931997Kokomo Arnold: Blues Classics, Vol. 1

- Rainy Night Blues
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- Old Black Cat Blues
- Back Door Blues
- Hobo Blues
- Bo Weavil Blues
- Stop, Look And Listen
- Milk Cow Blues - No. 3
- Down And Out Blues
- Sundown Blues
- Shake That Thing
- Lonesome Road Blues
- Cold Winter Blues
- Black Mattie
- Rocky Road Blues
- Midnight Blues
- Bad Luck Blues
- Kid Man Blues
notes by Klaus Kilian

Wolf BC001
941997Kokomo Arnold: Old Original Kokomo Blues

- Milk Cow Blues (3:11)
- Old Original Kokomo Blues (2:54)
- Back To The Woods (3:06)
- Sagefield Woman Blues (3:05)
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues) (3:24)
- Sissy Man Blues (3:10)
- Front Door Blues (32-20 Blues) (3:23)
- Back Door Blues (3:26)
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens) (3:12)
- Biscuit Roller Blues (3:15)
- Chain Gang Blues (3:05)
- How Long How Long Blues (3:14)
- Bo Weavil Blues (3:07)
- Busy Bootin' (2:30)
- Let Your Money Talk (2:50)
- Policy Wheel Blues (2:58)
- Stop, Look And Listen (3:07)
- Big Leg Mama (John Russell Blues) (2:43)
- I'll Be Up Someday (3:07)
- Red Beans And Rice (3:05)
- Set Down Gal (2:43)
- Bad Luck Blues (2:50)
- Rainy Night Blues (2:58)
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues (3:16)




P-Vine CD 5727 (Jp)
951998Kokomo Arnold: Original Kokomo Blues 1934-1938
Blues Collection / Historic Recordings

- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Back To The Woods
- Sissy Man Blues
- Front Door Blues
- The Twelves (Dirty Dozens)
- Feels So Good
- Chain Gang Blues
- How Long How Long Blues
- Busy Bootin'
- Policy Wheel Blues
- I'll Be Up Someday
- Bull Headed Woman Blues
- Dark Angel
- Mister Charlie
- Cold Winter Blues
- Salty Dog
- Working At The Project
- Crying Blues
- Bad Luck Blues

EMP Musique 59302
961999Kokomo Arnold: Old Original Kokomo Blues

- Mr. Charlie
- Sagefield Woman Blues
- Mean Old Twister
- Monday Morning Blues
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens)
- Salty Dog
- Policy Wheel Blues
- Travelin' Rambler Blues
- Honeydripper
- Front Door Blues
- Lonesome Southern Blues
- I'll Be up Someday
- Sissy Man Blues
- Back Door Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues
- Long and Tall
- Old Original Kokomo Blues
- How Long, How Long Blues
- You Should Not A' Done It
- Big Leg Mama
- 'Cause You're Dirty
- Fool Man Blues
notes by Michael Heatley

Catfish CD 102
971999Broke, 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)
982000Kokomo Arnold: Midnight Blues

CD 1
- Backfence Picket Blues
- Fool Man Blues
- Long And Tall
- Salty Dog
- Cold Winter Blues
- Sister Jane Cross The Hall
- Wild Water Blues
- Laugh And Grin Blues
- Mean Old Twister
- Red Beans and Rice
- Set Down Gal
- Big Ship Blues
- Crying Blues
- Grandpa Got Drunk
- Black Mattie

CD 2
- Neck Bone Blues
- Buddie Brown Blues (Rolling Time)
- Rocky Road Blues
- Head Cuttin' Blues
- Broke Man Blues
- Back On The Job
- Shine On, Moon (Shine On, Shine On)
- Your Ways and Actions
- Tired of Runnin' From Door To Door
- My Well Is Dry
- Midnight Blues
- Goin' Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me)
- Bad Luck Blues
- Kid Man Blues
- Something's Hot
2 CD set

History CD 20.1934-HI
(Germany)
992001The Essential Kokomo Arnold

- Busy Bootin' (2:30)
- Long And Tall (2:48)
- Milk Cow Blues (3:10)
- Dark Angel (3:10)
- Cold Winter Blues (3:11)
- Back To The Woods (3:05)
- Little House (I'm Gonna Chase These Peppers) (2:44)
- Back Door Blues (3:25)
- Jet Black Snake (3:22)
- Shake That Thing (2:40)
- Black Mattie (3:12)
- Mister Charlie (2:44)
- Salty Dog (2:50)
- Bad Luck Blues (2:49)
- Set Down Gal (2:43)
- Sagefield Woman Blues (3:04)
- Delmar Avenue (3:05)
- Wild Water Blues (3:11)

- Mean Old Twister (2:59)
- Feels So Good (3:14)
- Twelves (Dirty Dozen) (3:11)
- Red Beans And Rice (3:05)
- Laugh And Grin Blues (3:10)
- Working On The Project (3:04)
- Policy Wheel Blues (2:57)
- Hobo Blues (3:12)
- Stop, Look And Listen (3:07)
- Grass Cutter Blues (2:57)
- Fool Man Blues (3:08)
- Milk Cow Blues No. 4 (2:56)
- Honey Dripper (2:49)
- Feels So Good (3:14)
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues) (3:23)
- Try Some Of That (3:00)
- Bull Headed Woman Blues (2:56)
- Bad Luck Blues (2:46)

2 CD set
notes by Keith Briggs



Document CBL-200023
1002001East Coast Blues

disc 1
1. Crow Jane - Julius Daniels
- My Mamma Was A Sailor - Julius Daniels
- Georgia Stomp - Andrew And Jim Baxter
- Shake That Shimmy - Blind Boy Fuller
- Poor And Ain't Got A Dime - Floyd Council
- Blood Red River Blues - Josh White
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight - Pink Anderson
- Won't You Be Kind - Luke Jordan

- Long And Tall - Kokomo Arnold
- George Rag - Blind Willie McTell
- Waycross Georgia Blues - Barbecue Bob
- Next Door Man - Georgia Browns
- Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More - Curley Weaver
- You Got To Give Me Some Of It - Buddy Moss/Josh White
- Daddy Don't Care - Buddy Moss
- Me And My Dog Blues - Brownie McGhee
- Let's Have A New Deal - Carl Martin
- Champagne Charlie Is My Name - Blind Blake
- Please Ma'am - Peg Leg Howell
- Ball And Chain Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Georgia Crawl - Henry Williams/Eddie Anthony
- Ragtime Millionaire - William Moore
- Barbershop Rag - William Moore

disc 2
- South Carolina Rag - Willie Walker
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- Poor Jane Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Rollin' Dough Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Royal Palm Special Blues - Sloppy Henry
- Long, Tall Disconnected Mama - Sloppy Henry
- Decatur Street Drag - Guy Lumpkin
- Chain Gang Trouble - Charlie Lincoln
- Jealous Hearted Blues - Charlie Lincoln
- Rag Baby - Willie Baker
- Rolling Mama - Fred McMullen
- Poor Stranger Blues - Fred McMullen
- Hot Jelly Roll - George Carter
- Ghost Woman Blues - George Carter
- Come On In Here Mama - Richard And Welly Trice
- Trembling Bed Spring Blues - Richard And Welly Trice
- Harmonica And Washboard Breakdown - Sonny Terry
- Georgia Skin - Walter Beasley
- Southern Man Blues - Walter Beasley
- Unknown Blues - Tarter And Gay
- Brownie Blues - Tarter And Gay
- Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed - Troy Ferguson
- Tampa Blues - Skoodle Dum Doo And Sheffield


2 CD set

Catfish KATCD 178 (UK)
1012001Prison Blues

- Chain Gang Blues - Kokomo Arnold
- Big Rock Jail - Ed Bell
- He's In The Jailhouse Now - Jim Jackson
- Prison Blues - Alice Moore, Ike Rodgers
- Jailhouse Fire Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Christmas In Jail, Ain't That a Pain - Leroy Carr
- Penitentiary Bound Blues - Sylvester Weaver
- Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Midnight Special - Leadbelly
- County Jail Special - Champion Jack Dupree
- The County Farm Blues - Mae Glover, James Parker
- New Prison Blues - Howell, Peg Leg
- Dekalb Chain Gang - Fred McMullen
- The County Farm Blues - Bo Carter
- Alabama Prison Blues - Jesse Wadley
- County Jail - Big Maceo, Tampa Red
- Crime Don't Pay - Merline Johnson
- County Jail Blues - "Funny Paper" Smith
- Big House Bound - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ninety-Nine Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Doin' A Stretch - Blind Blake, Alex Robinson
- Parchman Farm Blues - Bukka White, Washboard Sam
- Prisoner Bound - Frank Busby, Honey Hill

Catfish KATCD 179 (UK)
1022003Down In The Basement
Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s   1926-1937

- The Lost Child - Stripling Brothers
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill
- The (New) Call Of The Freaks - Luis Russell & His Orchestra
- The School House Fire - Dixon Brothers
- Greenback Dollar - Weems String Band
- You Got To Go Down - Blind Gary
- The Old Ark's A'Moving - A.A. Gray And Seven-Foot Dilly
- Runnin' Wild - James Cole's Washboard Four
- Keep It Clean - Charley Jordan
- Get The "L" On Down The Road - Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band
- I Got A Bulldog - Sweet Brothers & Ernest Stoneman
- Old Hen Cackle - Colman & Harper
- Song From A Cotton Field - Bessie Brown
- Atlanta Bound - Gene Autry
- Easy Rider Blues - Soileau And Robin
- Hot Lips - Bill Brown And His Brownies
- Uncle Dave's Beloved Solo - Uncle Dave Macon
- Hastings Street - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand
- Ain't That Trouble In Mind - Fields Ward & The Grayson County Railsplitters
- Give The World A Smile - The Corley Family
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - Long Cleve Reed And Little Harvey Hull (Down Home Boys)
- Hot Town - Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra

- Paddlin' Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Plow Boy Hop - Grinnell Giggers

compiled by Marshall Wyatt

Old Hat RCD-1004

www.oldhatrecords.com

1032004Kokomo Arnold
The Story Of The Blues

CD 1: Shake That Thing
- Try Some Of That
- Mister Charlie
- Cutter Blues (Alice Moore, voc)
- Money Tree Man (Alice Moore, voc)
- Delmar Avenue (Mary Johnson, voc)
- Shake That Thing
- Backfence Picket Blues
- Fool Man Blues
- Long And Tall
- Salty Dog
- Cold Winter Blues
- Sister Jane Cross The Hall
- Wild Water Blues
- Laugh And Grin Blues
- Mean Old Twister
- Red Beans And Rice
- Set Down Gal


CD 2: Back On The Job
- Big Ship Blues
- Crying Blues
- Grandpa Got Drunk
- Black Mattie
- Neck Bone Blues
- Buddie Brown Blues (Rolling Time)
- Rocky Road Blues
- Head Cuttin' Blues
- Broke Man Blues
- Back On The Job
- Shine On, Moon (Shine On, Shine On)
- Your Ways And Actions
- Tired Of Runnin' From Door To Door
- My Well Is Dry
- Midnight Blues
- Goin' Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me)
- Bad Luck Blues
- Kid Man Blues
- Something's Hot
2 CD set



archive blues 222067
(Membran Music)
1042003Times Ain't What They Used To Be Vol. 7
Early American Rural Music
Classis Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Dilly & His Dill Pickles
- Bust Down Stomp
Jimmie Tarlton
- Dixie Mail
King Solomon Hill
- Times Has Done Got Hard
East Texas Serenaders
- Mineola Rag
Sheffield Male Quartet
- Christ Arose

"Gitfiddle Jim"
- Rainy Night Blues
Three Tobacco Tags
- Good Gal Remember Me
Red Headed Fiddlers
- Texas Quickstep
Ed Bell
- Ham Bone Blues
David Miller
- Cannonball Rag
Fiddlin John Carson & His Virginia Reelers
- Little More Sugar In The Coffee / Peter Went A'Fishin'
Bo Weavil Jackson
- Devil And My Brown Shoes
Stripling Brothers
- Horseshoe Bend
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers
- Primrose Hill
Skip James
- Hard Luck Child
Uncle Dave Macon & Sam McGee
- Go On, Nora Lee
Dennis McGee
- Jeunes Gens Campagnard
Jay Bird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some Of These Days
Uncle Pete & Louise
- Only A Tramp
Ben Jarrel & Frank Jenkins
- Jack Of Diamonds
Son House
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
"Ted" Sharp, Hinman & Sharp
- Pike's Peak
Old Southern Sacred Singers
- I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go


prod. & remastered by Richard Nevins







Yazoo CD 2067
1052003Times Ain't What They Used To Be Vol. 8
Early American Rural Music
Classis Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Vaughan Quartet
- It's Just Like Heaven
Red Headed Fiddler
- The Steeley Rag

"Gitfiddle Jim"
- Paddlin' Blues
Dilly & His Dill Pickles
- Sand Mountain Drag
Dock Boggs
- Sugar Baby
King Solomon Hill
- My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon
Stripling Brothers
- The Lost Child
Frank Hutchison
- The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown
Wright Brothers Quartet
- Mother Is With The Angels
Dick Reinhart
- Rambling Lover
Skip James
- 4 O'Clock Blues
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters
- Yellow Rose Of Texas
Johnny Barfield
- Gonna Ride Till The Sun Goes Down
Ed Bell
- Mamlish Blues
"Ted" Sharp, Hinman & Sharp
- Robinson County
Dennis McGee
- Valse Des Vachers
David Miller
- Jailhouse Rag
Tommy Johnson
- I Want Someone To Love Me
Uncle Dave Macon & McGee Bros.
- Tennessee Tornado
Frank Jenkins
- Roving Cowboy
Shelor Family
- Big Bend Gal
Rev. W.M. Mosley
- Yes! Tis Me


prod. & remastered by Richard Nevins





Yazoo CD 2068
1062006Woke Up Dis Mornin'
A Collection Of Rare Blues Recordings

CD 1 Country Blues 1934 - 1938
- Peepin' At The Risin' Sun - Mary Johnson
- Trouble Trouble - Son Bonds
- Got To Have A Little More - Joe McCoy
- Hard Working Woman - Johnnie Strauss
- Motherless Boy - Scrapper Blackwell
- Bleeding Heart - Bumble Bee Slim
- Pains In My Heart - Bill Gaither
- Ticket Agent - Blind Willie McTell

- Shake That Thing - Kokomo Arnold
- Louisiana - Big Teddy Boy Edwards
- Telephone Blues - Alice Moore
- Streamline Train - Red Nelson
- Soft And Mellow - Roosevelt Sykes
- Evil Hearted Woman - Oscar Woods
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away - Oscar Woods
- The Girl I Left Behind - Blind Blues Darby
- Stingy Mama - Blind Boy Fuller
- In The Wee Wee Hours - Bill Gaither
- Flood Water Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal - Charlie Pickett
- Slocum Blues - Sloke and Ike
- Boogie Woogie - Honey Hill
- So Cold In China - Shorty Bob Parker
- Daddy Let Me Lay It On You - Georgia White



CD 2 City Blues 1936 - 1942
- Sissy Man Blues - Connie McLeans' Rhythm Boys
- T B's Got Me - Victoria Spivey
- Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes - The Harlem Hamfats
- She Walks Like A Kangaroo - Olli Shepard's Kentucky Boys
- Railroad Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- Evil Hearted Woman - Oscar Woods
- Jack I'm Mellow - Trixie Smith
- Uncle Joe - Grant and Wilson
- Part Time Papa - The Bandana Girls
- A Brown Skin Gal Is The Best Gal After All - Fat Hayden
- Fine And Mellow - Alberta Hunter
- Blues At Midnight - Helen Proctor
- Lucille - Lee Brown
- Put Me Back In - The Alley Mae Hopkins with Wingy Carpenter And His Wingies
- I Don't Want You - George Davis
- Let Me Ride Your Train - Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon
- Oh Red! - Sam Price Blusicians
- Jive Me Baby - Johnny Temple
- The Low Down Lonely Blues - Sweet Georgia Brown
- Doggin' The Dog - Big Joe Turner
- Uncle Sam Come And Get Him - Bea Booze
- Gonna Buy Me A Telephone - Helen Humes with the Pete Brown Band
- Cannon Ball - Nora Lee King
- Me And My Chauffeur - Mabel Robinson

from 1975
MCA Coral 6.30106
(Blues Box Vol. 1)

and 1976
MCA Coral 30109
= MCA Coral 82.040
(Blues Box Vol. 2)


2 CD set

Bob CD 203
(Robert "Bob" Hertwig's
label)

1072010Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 8
2011 Calendar with free CD

January to December artwork
- Sissy Man Blues - Kokomo Arnold
- Pea Vine Blues - Charley Patton
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Labor Blues - Tom Dickson
- Dentist Chair Blues – Parts 1 & 2 - Hattie McDaniel and Charlie Jackson
- Cherry Ball Blues - Skip James
- Hey! Lawdy Mama – The France Blues - Papa Harvey Hull and Long Cleve Reed (The Down Home Boys)
- I'll Be Gone, Long Gone - Mississippi Sheiks
- Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues - Ma Rainey
- Ko Ko Mo Blues – Parts 1 & 2 - Jabo Williams
- Will The Coffin Be Your Santa Claus? - Reverend J. M. Gates


bonus tracks (artwork doesn't exist for these songs):
- Tom Rushen Blues - Charley Patton
- Cannon Ball Blues (alt tk, previously unissued) - Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues - Furry Lewis
- Lonesome Home Blues (test, previously unissued) - Tommy Johnson
- Save Your Money – Let These Women Go - Rabbits Foot Williams
- Mistreatin' Mama - Rabbits Foot Williams



Blues Images no 8

Blues Images



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Lawrence Cohn: Nothing But The Blues.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, pp. 226-228
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 25-28, 468-469, 655, 915, 1009-110
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p.
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Magpie PY 1802

thanks to Alan Balfour, Joël Eveno, Peter Brown, Frits Segers and Helge Thygesen for additional info / scans

 

click to enlarge !
Kokomo Arnold blues musician and bootlegger
source: Booklet of archive blues 222067, p. 4
photo [acc. to Cohn 1993] from Frank Driggs collection

 

click to enlarge !
Kokomo Arnold relaxes in a Chicago club
source: Paul Oliver: Die Story des Blues.- Hamburg 1978, p. 192;
photographer's name not given

 

click to enlarge ! click to enlarge !
Leon Terjanian: "Kokomo Arnold"
Blues Link No. 2 (Oct/Nov 1973), p. 27-30

The article above is 'published' here for private research only. While of historical interest, it may contain factual errors only revealed by later research. Be advised that more recent reference works should be consulted regarding factual points such as spelling of names, dates of birth, dates of recordings.

 

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