source: Front cover of Milestone MLP 2009
source: Front cover of Milestone MLP 2009
There is no photo of this artist known to exist

Charles
Avery

apparently Charles Anderson Avery
b. February 5, 1892 in Brighton, Alabama
in 1942 he was teaching at Crane High School, Chicago
d. after 1942, exact date and location unknown

discography

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

Charles Avery 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
   

- Mean Man Blues (C-3312-B)
- Worried Mind Blues (C-3313-B)

rec. April 18, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Lil Johnson [Liza Johnson], voc; Charles Avery, p; unknown, g
Vocalion unissued
11929Lil Johnson

- Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Do (C-3355- )
- You'll Never Miss Your Jelly Till Your Jelly Roller's Gone (C-3356- )

rec. April , 1929 in Chicago, IL; Lil Johnson, voc; Charles Avery, p; unknown, g



Vocalion 1299

= Supertone S2256

   

- Rock That Thing (C-3738-B)

rec. June 27, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Lil Johnson, voc; Charles Avery, p
Vocalion unissued
21929Lil Johnson

- House Rent Scuffle (C-3749- ) #
- Rock That Thing (C-3895- ) *

# rec. June 27, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Lil Johnson, voc; Charles Avery, p; Tampa Red, g

* rec. July 16, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Lil Johnson, voc; Charles Avery, p

Vocalion 1410
31929Meade Lux Lewis / Charles Avery

Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues (20246-2) #

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown (21438-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. c. December 1927 in Chicago, IL; Meade Lux Lewis, p solo

* rec. c. October 1929 in Chicago, IL; Charles Avery, p solo



Paramount 12896

= Broadway 5063   (as by
Hatch Seward [Lewis] resp.
Billie Barnes [Avery])

   

- Dear Born Street Stomp (21438-1)

rec. c. October 1929 in Chicago, IL; Charles Avery, p solo
Paramount unissued

Third Man USB-stick
(2014) (from a test pressing)

   

- Dirty No Gooder (C-5353-B)

rec. February 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson, voc; Charles Avery, p
Brunswick unissued
   

- 63rd Street Stomp (C5354-B)

rec. February 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Charles Avery, p solo
Vocalion unissued
41930LUCILLE BOGAN

- My Georgia Grind (C-5547- )
- Whiskey Selling Woman C-5548- )

rec. late March 1930 in Chicago, IL; Lucille Bogan, voc, Charles Avery, p

Brunswick 7145
51930Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson

- Dirty No Gooder (C-5560- )
- You Gonna Miss Me Blues (C-5561- )

rec. February 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson, voc; Charles Avery, p

Brunswick 7152
61930LUCILLE BOGAN

- They Ain't Walking No More (C-5549- 9)
- Dirty Treatin' Blues (C-5550- 9)

rec. late March 1930 in Chicago, IL; Lucille Bogan, voc, Charles Avery, p

Brunswick 7163
71930Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson

- I Ain't Sleepy (C-6063- )
- Freddie's Got The Blues (C-6064- )

rec. August 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson, voc; Charles Avery, p

Brunswick 7204
81930Lucille Bogan

- Sloppy Drunk Blues (C-5562-A)
- Alley Boogie (C-6653-A)

rec. late March 1930 in Chicago, IL; Lucille Bogan, voc, Charles Avery, p

Brunswick 7210

= Banner 32290
= Melotone M12484
= Oriole 8122

= Perfect 198

= Romeo 5122
(all as by Bessie Jackson)

91930Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson / Judson Brown

Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson
- Tee Roller's Rub (C-5356-A) #
Judson Brown
- You Don't Know My Mind Blues (C-4487-A)


# rec. February 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson, voc; Charles Avery, p
* rec. May 13, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Judson Brown, voc, p

Brunswick 7220
101931Victoria Spivey

- Nebraska Blues (VO-147- ) #
- He Wants Too Much (VO-148- ) *

rec. March 20, 1931 in Chicago, IL; Victoria Spivey, voc; # poss. Charles Avery, p; * Georgia Tom Dorsey, p; * prob. Tampa Red, g

Vocalion 1606
   

- Detroit Special (90297- )
- Long Ago Blues (90298- )
- Grand Trunk Blues (90299- )
- Slave Man Blues (90300- )

rec. September 4, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Red Nelson (Wilborn), voc; Charles Avery, p; poss. Willie Bee James, g
Decca unissued
111935Red Nelson

- Grand Trunk Blues (90465-A)
- Slave Man Blues (90466-A)

rec. November 20, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Red Nelson, voc, poss. g; Charles Avery, p

Decca 7136
121935Red Nelson

- Long Ago Blues (90467-A)
- Detroit Special (90468-A)

rec. November 20, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Red Nelson, voc, poss. g; Charles Avery, p

Decca 7154

LP / CD compilations
131955Pioneers of Boogie Woogie   Volume 2

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown
Jabo Williams
- Polack Blues
- Fat Mama Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- Chimes Blues

Henry Brown
- Eastern Chimes Blues
- Deep Morgan Blues
Charlie Spand
- Mississippi Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- Atlanta Rag


10 inch LP

Riverside RLP 1034
(US 1955)


= London AL 3537
(UK 1955)

London discography

141964Honky Tonk Train

Cow Cow Davenport
- Chimes Blues
Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues
Will Ezell
- Barrel House Woman
Henry Brown
- Henry Brown Blues

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown
Blind Boy Garnett
- Chain 'em Down
Wesley Wallace
- No. 29
Jabo Williams
- Jab Blues

Will Ezell
- Heifer Dust
Cow Cow Davenport
- Slow Drag
- Atlanta Rag
Blind Boy Garnett
- Louisiana Glide
Henry Brown
- Deep Morgan Blues
- Eastern Chimes Blues
Wesley Wallace
- Fanny Lee Blues
Jabo Williams
- Pratt City Blues


booklet notes by H.R.R.
[Hans R. Rookmaaker]



Riverside RM/RLP 8806


= Pierre Cardin presente
PC 93.509 (Fr 1975)

= Mercury 6332 989 (Fr)


= BASF 10 29846-9 (Fr)

= Music Parade LEL 189

= Classic Jazz Masters
88503 (NL)

= Classic Jazz Masters
22026 (Ger)

151966Rare Blues Of The Twenties No. 2

Iva Smith
- Third Alley Blues
- Sad And Blue
Memphis Minnie
- I'm Talking About You No. 1
- I'm Talking About You No. 2

Lil Johnson
- You'll Never Miss Your Jelly #
- Never Let Your Left Hand Know #
St. Louis Bessie
- Sugar Man Blues - part 1

St. Louis Bessie
- Sugar Man Blues - part 2
Hound Head Henry
- My Silver Dollar Mama
- Low Down Hound Blues
Jean Campbell
- Wandering Blues
- Robbin and Stealing Blues
Jake Jones with Gold Front Boys
- Southern Sea Blues
- Monkeyin' Around


# with Charles Avery, p

Historical ASC-2 (No. 2)

notes (review)
by Stanley Dance



= Historical ASC-5829-2

notes (review)
by Stanley Dance

= Historical HLP-2 (Vol. 2)

Historical discography

161968Lucille Bogan and Walter Roland (1930-1935)
Alabama Blues

- My Georgia Grind
- Sloppy Drunk Blues #
- Alley Boogie #
- T & N O Blues
- You Got To Die Some Day
- Lonesome Midnight Blues
- My Man Is Boogan Me

- Pig Iron Sally
- Tired As I Can Be
- Reckless Woman
- Down In Boogie Alley
- Man Stealer Blues
- Stew Meat Blues
- Skin Game Blues


# with Charles Avery, p

Roots RL-317

Roots discography

171969Bessie Jackson and Walter Roland   1927-1935

Jolly Two
- Guitar Stomp
Bessie Jackson
- Sweet Patunis
- Baking Powder Blues
- Barbecue Bess
Walter Roland
- Jookit Jookit
- T Model Blues
- Early This Morning No. 2

Jolly Two
- Railroad Stomp
Bessie Jackson
- Levee Blues
- Jump Steady Daddy
Walter Roland
- Penniless Blues
Bessie Jackson
- Jim Tampa Blues
Walter Roland
- Big Mama

Bessie Jackson
- They Ain't Walkin' No More #

# with Charles Avery, p
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
Yazoo L-1017

notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
click to enlarge!

click to read notes !
= Yazoo L-1017 (19??)

click to enlarge!
CD 1017 YAZ [1992]

Yazoo discography

181969?Boogie Woogie Rarities   1927-1932

Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues [original version]
- Molasses Sopper Blues [accompanying George Hannah]
Wesley Wallace
- Number 29
Blind Leroy Garnet
- Chain 'em Down
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- On The Wall [accompanying Louise Johnson]
Will Ezell
- Playing The Dozens
- Just Can't Stay Here

Charlie Spand
- Hastings Street (with Blind Blake)
- Levee Camp Man
Jabo Williams
- Jab Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- Chimes Blues
- New Cow Cow Blues (with B.T. Wingfield)
Henry Brown
- Deep Morgan

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown
notes by Mait Edey

Milestone MLP 2009

Milestone discography

191973Tampa Red: Bottleneck Guitar   1928-1937

Frankie Jaxon
- It's Heated
Tampa Red
- You Got To Reap What You Sow
Tampa Red
- What Is It That Tastes Like Gravy
- Black Eye Blues (20898-1)
Tampa Red
- The Duck Yas Yas Yas
Madlyn Davis
- It's Red Hot
Georgia Tom
- If You Want Me To Love You

Tampa Red
- No Matter How She Done It
Tampa Red
- Through Train Blues
Tampa Red
- Seminole Blues
Madlyn Davis
- Too Black Bad
Tampa Red
- Come On Mama Do That Dance
Tampa Red
- Denver Blues

Lil Johnson
- House Rent Scuffle #

# with Charles Avery, p
notes by John Miller
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
Yazoo L-1039

Yazoo discography

201975?Blues & Boogie Vol. 1   1928-1936

Coletha Simpson
- Riverside Blues (C-3225- )
Robert Peeples
- Mama's Boy (L-191-2)
Kingfish Bill Tomlin
- Dupree Blues (L-618-2)
- Mean And Unkind Blues (L-621-1)
Alura Mack
- Monkey blues (16862-B)
Nolan Welsh
- Chicago Women Blues (21009-2)
Jabo Williams
- Ko Ko Mo Blues - part 1 (L-1401-2)
Pretty Boy Walker
- Hog-Love Blues (11486-A)

Tampa Red
- Black Hearted Blues (C-5563 1/2- )

Freddie "Redd" Nicholson
- Freddie's Got The Blues (C-6064- ) #
John Oscar
- Other Man Blues (C-9401-A)
Kansas City Kitty
- Christmas Morning Blues (80958-1)
- Double Trouble Blues (80959-1)
Walter Roland
- House Lady Blues (13593-2)
Eddie Miller
- Whoopie (C-1666-2)
Monkey Joe
- Gonna Beat It Back To Memphis, Tennessee (94415-1)


# with Charles Avery, p



Whoopee 103

Whoopee discography

211977Paramount   1929-1930
'whip it to a jelly' (The Piano Blues Vol. 1)

Charlie Spand
- Moanin' The Blues
- Mississippi Blues
Blind Leroy Garnett
- Chain 'Em Down
- Louisiana Glide
Little Brother
- No Special Rider
- Vicksburg Blues
Wesley Wallace
- Fanny Lee Blues
- No. 29

Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars
- All Night Long Blues
Will Ezell
- Pitchin' Boogie
- Heifer Dust

Charles Avery
- Dearborn St. Breakdown
James Wiggins
- Forty-Four Blues
Henry Brown
- Henry Brown Blues
Blind Blake / Spand
- Hastings St.
foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett



Magpie PY 4401

(=) Magpie PYCD 01

Magpie discography

221977Brunswick   1928-1930
'nothing but a worried mind' (The Piano Blues Vol. 2)

Lucille Bogan
- Alley Boogie #
- New Way Blues #
'Speck' Pertum
- Gamblers Blues
- Weak Eyed Blues
- Harvest Moon
John Oscar
- Whoopee Mama Blues
Freddie Nicholson
- You Gonna Miss Me Blues
- Freddie's Got The Blues

Eddie Miller
- Freight Train Blues
- Good Jelly Blues
- School Day Blues
Shorty George
- Jones Law Blues
Bob Call
- 31 Blues
Henry Brown
- Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks
Mary Johnson
- Dawn Of Day Blues
Mozelle Alderson
- Tight In Chicago


# with Charles Avery, p
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett

Magpie PY 4402

Magpie discography

231977Vocalion   1928-1930
'shake your wicked knees' (The Piano Blues Vol. 3)

Cow Cow Davenport
- Back In The Alley
Bert M. Mays
- Michigan River Blues
Joe Dean
- I'm So Glad I'm Twenty-One Years Old Today
Lee Green
- Memphis Fives
Jim Clarke
- Fat Fanny Stomp
Cow Cow Davenport
- Cow Cow Blues
Romeo Nelson
- Gettin' Dirty Just Shakin' That Thing
Dan Stewart
- New Orleans Blues


Lil Johnson
- House Rent Scuffle #
Montana Taylor
- Detroit Rocks
Tampa Red
- Black Hearted Blues
Pinetop Smith
- Jump Steady Blues
Joe Dean
- Mexico Bound Blues
Romeo Nelson
- Head Rag Hop
Cow Cow Davenport
- Texas Shout
Montana Taylor & The Jazoo Boys
- Whoop And Holler Stomp


# with Charles Avery, p
foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett

Magpie PY 4403

= Magpie PYCD 03

Magpie discography

241977Blues Of The Twenties

Cow Cow Davenport
- Chimes Blues
- Slow Drag
- Atlanta Rag

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown
Hokum Boys and Jane Lucas
- Hip Shakin' Strut
Georgia Tom
- Been Mistreated Blues

Jane Lucas with Georgia Tom & Big Bill Broonzy
- Double, Trouble Blues
- Leave My Man Alone
Ma Rainey
- Lost Wandering Blues
- Dream Blues
- South Bound Blues
- Lawd, Send Me A Man Blues


compiled by Rolf Enoch; tracks from Riverside RM 8803, RM 8806, and RM 8807 respectively, that were excluded from their "Jazz Story" counterparts, Blues Story 40.001, 40.003, and 40.005
notes by Michael Henkels



Metronome Blues Story
40.032
251980Lucille Bogan: Women Won't Need No Men

- Lonesome Daddy Blues
- Kind Stella Blues
- War Time Man Blues
- Cravin' Whiskey Blues
- Nice And Kind Blues
- Women Won't Need No Men'

- Whiskey Selling Woman #
- Dirty Treatin' Blues #

- Red Cross Man
- My Baby Come Back
- Forty-Two Hundred Blues
- Walkin' Blues
- Grocieries On The Shelf
- Roll And Rattler
- Mean Twister
- That's What My Baby Likes


# with Charles Avery, p

Agram 2005
261983Boogie Blues
Women Sing & Play Boogie Woogie

Lil Armstrong - Original Boogie
Georgia White - Territory Blues
Helen Humes - Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie

Lucille Bogan - Alley Boogie #
Hazel Scott - Brown Bee Boogie
Merline Johnson - Want To Woogie Some More
Sweet Georgia Brown - The Low Down Lonely Blues
Gladys Bentley - Before Midnight

Dorothy Donegan - Piano Boogie
Christine Chatman - The Boogie Woogie Girl
Ella Fitzgerald - Cow Cow Boogie
Memphis Minnie - Shout The Boogie
Hadda Brooks - Bully Wully Boogie
Myrtle Jenkins & Bumble Bee Slim - When Somebody Loses
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Strange Things Happening Every Day
Mary Lou Williams - Boogie Misterioso


# with Charles Avery, p

Rosetta RR 1309

Rosetta discography

271984Barrelhouse Women   1925-1933
'play it for your mama' (The Piano Blues Vol. 19)

Davenport & Smith
- State Street Jive
Doretha Trowbridge
- Slavin' Mama Blues
Margaret Thornton
- Texas Bound Blues
Elzadie Robinson
- St. Louis Cyclone
- The Santa Claus Crave
Mary Johnson
- Mean Black Man Blues
- Black Men Blues
- Morning Sun Blues

Lucille Bogan
- Coffee Grindin' Blues
Margaret Whitmire
- That Thing
Ida May Mack
- Good-Bye Rider
Lillian Miller
- Kitchen Blues
Alderson & Beck
- State Street Special
Evelyn Brickey
- Down In The Valley Blues
Elizabeth Washington
- Riot Call Blues

Lil Johnson
- Never Miss Your Jelly #

# with Charles Avery, p
foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett

Magpie PY 4419

Magpie discography

281984The Pioneers of Boogie Woogie
Original Masterpieces Vol. 1

Pine Top Smith - Pinetop's Blues
Pine Top Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Pine Top Smith - Jump Steady Blues
Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues
Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozen No. 2
Henry Brown - Deep Morgan
Cripple Clarence Lofton - In The Morning
Speckled Red - Jim Jackson's Jamboree

Jimmy Yancey - Yancey Special
Jimmy Yancey - White Sox Stomp
Jimmy Yancey - The Fives
Jimmy Yancey - South Side Stuff
Romeo Nelson - Head Rag Hop
Montana Taylor - Indiana Avenue Stomp

Charles Avery - Dearborn Street Breakdown


Joker SM 4081 (It)

6 LP set
(=) Joker SM 9416 (It)
(boxed set of Joker SM
4081 to SM 4086)

291988Piano Blues & Boogie Woogie   1929-1935

Lil Johnson
- Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Do #
- You'll Never Miss Your Jelly Till Your Jelly Roller's Gone #
- House Rent Scuffle #
- Rock That Thing #
Charles Avery
- Dearborn St. Breakdown
Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson
- Tee Roller's Rub #
- Dirty No Gooder #
- You Gonna Miss Me Blues #
- I Ain't Sleepy #
- Freddie's Got The Blues #

'Jabo' Williams
- Ko Ko Mo Blues - part 1
- Ko Ko Mo Blues - part 2
- House Lady Blues
- Jab Blues
- My Woman Blues
- Polock Blues
- Pratt City Blues
- Fat Mama Blues


# with Charles Avery, p



Blues Documents
RST BD 2034
301989Boogie Woogie Masterpieces

Cow Cow Davenport - State Street Jive
Pinetop Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Montana Taylor - Detroit Rocks

Charles Avery - Dearborn St. Breakdown
Romeo Nelson - Head Rag Hop
Wesley Wallace - No. 29
Meade Lux Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues
Count Basie Quintet - Boogie Woogie

Count Basie - Boogie Woogie
Albert Ammons - Shout For Joy
Pete Johnson - Roll 'em Pete
Jimmy Yancey - Yancey Stomp
Big Maceo - Chicago Breakdown
Joe Hunter - Nasty Neighbourhood
Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie
Pete Johnson - Dive Bomber


notes by Kurt Mohr



Official 3031 (Dk)

(=) Official CD 83031

311989?Lucille Bogan   1923-1935

- Chirpin' The Blues
- Triflin' Blues
- Don't Mean You No Good Blues
- Doggone Wicked Blues

- My Georgia Grind #
- Sloppy Drunk Blues #
- Alley Boogie #
- T & N.O. Blues
- You Got To Die Some Day

- Lonesome Midnight Blues
- My Man Is Boogan Me
- Pig Iron Sally
- Tired As I Can Be
- Sweet Man,Sweet Man
- Reckless Woman
- Shave 'em Dry Take 2
- Man Stealer Blues
- Skin Game Blues


# with Charles Avery, p

Best of Blues BOB 17
321990Red Nelson   1935-1938

- Long Ago Blues #
- Detroit Special #
- What A Time I'm Havin'
- Empty Bed Blues
- Gravel In My Bed
- Gambling Man
- The Girl I Left Behind
- Who Put This Jinx On Me
- Eva Mae Blues
- Working Man Blues

- Relief Blues
- Back Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Black Gal Stomp
- Woman Friend Blues
- Huntsman Blues
- Chills And Fever
- Prowling Groundhog No. 2
- Don't Tear My Clothes No. 3


# with Charles Avery, p

Document DLP 545

Document discography

331990Victoria Spivey   1926-1931

- Santa Fe Blues
- Steady Grind
- Idle Hour Blues
- No. 12 Let Me Roam
- T-b Blues
- Garter Snake Blues
- Christmas Morning Blues
- Blood Thirsty Blues

- Nightmare Blues
- Your Worries Ain't Like Mine
- A Good Man Is Hard To Find
- My Handy Man
- Organ Grinder Blues
- Mosquito, Fly And Flea
- Lonesome With The Blues
- Showered With The Blues

- Nebraska Blues #

# with Charles Avery, p

Document DLP 590

Document discography

341991The Paramount Piano Blues Vol. 1   1928-1932

- Evil Woman Blues - James Wiggins
- Forty-Four Blues - James Wiggins
- Chain 'Em Down - James Wiggins
- Lousianna Glide - Blind Leroy Garnett
- Mississippi Blues - Charlie Spand
- Moanin' The Blues - Charlie Spand
- Hastings Street - Charlie Spand
- Pitchin' Boogie - Baby Jay
- Heifer Dust - William Ezell
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown
- Down In Tennessee - Lonnie Clark

- Dearborn St. Breakdown - Charles Avery
- All Night Long Blues - Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars - Louise Johnson
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery<
- Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery<
- Fanny Lee Blues - Wesley Wallace
- No. 29 - Wesley Wallace
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Skip James
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
click to enlarge !
Black Swan HCD-11
351992Boogie Woogie & Barrelhouse Piano Vol. 1   1928-1932

Pine Top Smith
- Pine Top Blues (tk A)
- Pine Top Blues (tk B)
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie (tk A)
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie(tk B)
- I Got More Sense Than That
- I'm Sober Now
- Big Boy They Can't Do That
- Jump Steady Blues (tk A)
- Jump Steady Blues (tk B)
- Ain't Got Nothin' At All
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown
Freddie 'Redd' Nicholson
- Tee Roller's Rub
- Dirty No Gooder
- You Gonna Miss Me Blues
- I Ain't Sleepy
- Freddie's Got The Blues
'Jabo' Williams
- Ko Ko Mo Blues - part 1
- Ko Mo Blues - part 2
- House Lady Blues
- Jab Blues
- My Woman Blues
- Polock Blues
- Pratt City Blues
- Fat Mama Blues



Document DOCD 5102
361993Lucille Bogan Vol. 1   1923-1930

- The Pawn Shop Blues
- Lonesome Daddy Blues
- Chirpin' The Blues
- Triflin' Blues
- Don't Mean You No Good Blues
- Sweet Patunia
- Levee Blues
- Kind Stella Blues
- Jim Tampa Blues
- War Time Man Blues
- Cravin' Whiskey Blues
- Nice And Kind Blues
- Women Won't Need No Men
- Doggone Wicked Blues
- Oklahoma Man Blues
- New Way Blues
- Pay Roll Blues
- Coffee Grindin' Blues
- Pot Hound Blues

- My Georgia Grind #
- Whiskey Selling Woman #

# with Charles Avery, p
notes by Keith Briggs

Document BDCD 6036
371993Lucille Bogan Vol. 2   1930-1933

- They Ain't Walking No More #
- Dirty Treatin' Blues #
- Sloppy Drunk Blues #
- Alley Boogie #
- Crawlin' Lizard Blues
- Struttin' My Stuff
- Black Angel Blues
- Tricks Ain't Walking No More
- Red Cross Man
- T & N O Blues
- My Baby Come Back
- Forty-Two Hundred Blues
- Walkin' Blues
- House Top Blues
- Baking Powder Blues
- Groceries On The Shelf
- Seaboard Blues
- Roll And Rattler
- Superstitious Blues
- Mean Twister
- Troubled Mind
- New Muscle Shoals Blues


# with Charles Avery, p
notes by Keith Briggs

Document BDCD 6037
381995Lil Johnson Vol. 1   1929-1936

- Minor Blues
- Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Do #
- You'll Never Miss Your Jelly Till Your Jelly Roller's Gone #
- House Rent Scuffle #
- Rock That Thing #
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)
- Anybody Want To Buy My Cabbage?
- Shake Man Blues
- Evil Man Blues
- Keep On Knocking
- I Lost My Baby
- If You Can Dish It (I Can Take It)
- I'm Bettin' On You
- Press My Button (Ring My Bell)
- Take It Easy Greasy
- You Can't Bet On Love
- That Bonus Done Gone Thru (tk. 1)
- That Bonus Done Gone Thru (tk. 2)
- Winner Joe (The Knock-out King)
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) (C-1287)
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (The New Hot Nuts) (C-1288-1)
- Sam The Hot Dog Man
- Rug Cutter's Function
- Honey You're So Good To Me


# with Charles Avery, p
notes by Howard Rye

Document DOCD 5307
391995Victoria Spivey Vol. 3   1929-1936

Victoria Spivey
- Blood Hound Blues
- Dirty T.B. Blues
- Moaning The Blues
- Telephoning The Blues
- New York Blues
- Lonesome With The Blues
- Showered With The Blues
- Haunted By The Blues
Victoria Spivey and Porter Grainger (vocal duet)
- You've Gotta Have What It Takes - part 1
- You've Gotta Have What It Take - part 2
- Baulin' Water Blues - part 1
- Baulin' Water Blues - part 2
Magnolia Harris (prob. Victoria Spivey; J.T. "Funny Paper" Smith)
- Mama's Quittin' And Leavin' - part 1
- Mama's Quittin' And Leavin' - part 2

Victoria Spivey
- Nebraska Blues
- He Wants Too Much
- Low Down Man Blues
- Don't Trust Nobody Blues
- Dreaming 'bout My Man
- Sweet Pease
- Black Snake Swing
- I'll Never Fall In Love Again
- TB's Got Me


notes by Chris Smith

Document DOCD 5318
401998Shake Your Wicked Knees - Rent Parties And Good Times
Classic Piano Rags, Blues & Stomps 1928-43

- Head Rag Hop - Romeo Nelson
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie - Pine Top Smith
- Pine Top's Blues - Pine Top Smith
- Back In The Alley - Cow Cow Davenport
- I'm So Glad I'm 21 Years Old Today - Joe Dean
- Pitchin' Boogie - Will Ezell
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis

- Dearborn Street Breakdown - Charles Avery
- Fat Fanny Stomp - Jim Clarke
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- Hip Shakin' Strut - Hokum Boys & Jane Lucas
- House Rent Scuffle - Lil Johnson
- Gettin' Dirty Just Shakin' That Thing - Romeo Nelson
- Jump Steady Blues - Pine Top Smith
- Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor
- Whoop And Holler Stomp - Montana Taylor
- I'm Sober Now - Pine Top Smith
- Indiana Avenue Stomp - Montana Taylor
- Stomp 'em Down To The Bricks - Henry Brown
- Hokum Stomp - Hokum Boys & Jane Lucas
- Jimmy's Rocks - Jimmy Yancey
- Mooch Piddle - Cow Cow Davenport
- Tight Whoopee - Mozelle Alderson


notes by Bob Hall

Yazoo CD 2035
412001Piano Blues - The Essential

disc 1:
- Head Rag Hop - Romeo Nelson
- Trenches - Turner Parrish
- Ain't It A Shame - Leroy Carr
- Big Mama - Walter Roland
- 44 Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Flying Crow Blues - Black Ivory King
- I Don't Know - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Rocks In My Pillow - Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton)
- Oh You Devil You - Oliver Brown
- Fat Fanny Stomp - Jim Clarke
- Playing The Dozen - Will Ezell
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Black Gal Makes Thunder - Rudy Foster
- All Night Long - Louise Johnson
- Whoopie - Eddie Miller
- Pine Tops Boogie - Pine Top Smith
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Skip James
- The Dirty Dozen - Speckled Red


disc 2:
- I'm So Glad I'm 21 Years Old Today - Joe Dean
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade 'Lux' Lewis
- Think You Need A Shot - Walter Davis
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow (Charles) Davenport
- Keep A-knocking An You Can't Get In - James 'Boodle It' Wiggins
- No. 29 - Wesley Wallace
- 31 Blues - Bob Call
- Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Black Gal What Makes Your Head So Hard - Joe Pullum
- Joe Louis Strut - Memphis Minnie

- Dearborn Street Breakdown - Charles Avery
- Lonesome Man Blues - Sylvester Palmer
- East Chicago Blues - Sparks Brothers
- Pratt City Blues - 'Jabo' Williams
- Shack Bully Stomp - 'Jabo' Williams
- Soon This Morning - Charlie Spand
- 5 O'Clock Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor


compiled by Paul Swinton
double CD
notes by Gary Atkinson
click to enlarge !
Document CBL-200004
422014Paramount No. 2
The Rise and Fall of Paramount   1928 - 1932

Charles Avery
- Dearborn Street Breakdown [Paramount 12896]
- Dear Born Street Stomp [Paramount unissued]


 
I herewith confess
that I do not have the ambition to list each and every CD anthology / compilation
containing a Charles Avery track (be it as main artist or as accompanist) !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 29, 88; 112, 455, 679; 744-745, 855
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 43
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Milestone MLP 2009

thanks to David J. Costa for additional info

 

source: front cover of Document DOCD-5103
photo above of a barrelhouse piano player taken in Minglewood, TN in 1920
(Special Collections Photograph Archives of the University of Louisville)
source: front cover of Document DOCD-5103
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Stefan Wirz


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