Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN; source: http://dlynx.rhodes.edu/jspui/handle/10267/257
source: http://dlynx.rhodes.edu/jspui/handle/10267/257
There is no photo of this artist
known to exist


Kid
Bailey

date and location of birth unknown
date and location of death unknown
discography


There are folks claiming that "Kid Bailey" actually is Willie Brown (accompanied by Charley Patton)!
Evident via listening to the songs played at a speed of 78.5 rpm instead of the usual 78 rpm

 

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

Kid Bailey 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
112/1929
or
1/1930
Kid Bailey

- Mississippi Bottom Blues (M-209/10)   @ youtube
- Rowdy Blues (M-211)   @ youtube

rec. September 25, 1929 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN; Kid Bailey, voc, g; unknown g
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Brunswick 7114

LP / CD compilations
21963


Origin Jazz Library OJL-5
(original 1963 release)


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The Mississippi Blues 1927-1940

Bukka White
- The Panama Limited
- Special Streamline
Willie Brown
- Future Blues
- M & O Blues

Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- I Do Blues

Mississippi John Hurt
- Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied
- Louis Collins
William Harris
- Bullfrog Blues
- Hot Time Blues
Skip James
- If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
Son House
- Preachin The Blues - part 1
- Preachin The Blues - part 2


brochure notes by
Gayle Dean Wardlow
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-5

notes by Gayle Dean
Wardlow (biographies)
and David Evans (lyric
transcriptions)
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= OJL-5 (1966)

OJL discography

31972Deep South Country Blues

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues part 1
- Cottonfield Blues part 2
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues

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

Flyright LP 102

Flyright discography

41972Legendary Sessions - Memphis Style

Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues
Garfield Akers + Joe Callicott
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
- Dough Roller Blues
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Joe Callicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues
- Traveling Mama Blues
Jim Thomkins
- Bedside Blues
Bukka White
- The New 'Frisco Train
- The Panama Limited
- I Am In The Heavenly Way
- Promise True And Grand
- Sic 'EM Dogs On
- Po' Boy
Blind Willie Reynolds
- Married Man Blues
- Third Street Woman Blues
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Roots RSE 2

= Monogram (Autogram)
Roots special edition
Collector's Series RSE-2
(D 198?)

Roots discography

51988Delta Blues Vol. 2 (1929-1939)

Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues
Garfield Akers + Joe Callicott
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
- Dough Roller Blues
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Joe Callicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues
- Traveling Mama Blues

Jim Thomkins
- Bedside Blues
Bukka White
- The New 'Frisco Train
- The Panama Limited
- I Am In The Heavenly Way
- Promise True And Grand
- Sic 'EM Dogs On
- Po' Boy
Sam Collins
- Graveyard Digger's Blues
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Document DLP 533
5a1990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- My Black Momma Part I - Son House
- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


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


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James

- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins


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

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

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

61990Son House And The Great Delta Blues Singers (1928-1929)

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

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





Document DOCD-5002
71991Masters Of The Delta Blues: The Friends Of Charlie Patton

- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Tommy Johnson
- I Am In The Heavenly Way - Bukka White
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Brown Mama Blues - Ishman Bracey
- On The Wall - Louise Johnson
- Walking Blues (Unissued Test) - Son House
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Promise True And Grand - Bukka White

- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson
- My Black Mama (Part 1) - Son House
- My Black Mama (Part 2) - Son House
- Yellow Bee - Bertha Lee
- Long Way From Home - Louise Johnson
- M And O Blues - Willie Brown
- Button Up Shoes (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Mind Reader Blues - Bertha Lee
- Lonesome Home Blues (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 2) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 2) - Son House

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2002
81999Broke, 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)
92001Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

disc 6: Charley's Orbit - Songs
- Booze And Blues - Ma Rainey
- The Crowing Rooster - Walter Rhodes
- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacy
- Bye Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell - Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Kansas City Blues - William Harris

- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Cold Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Just A Spoonful - Charley Jordan
- Banty Rooster - Blind Pete And George Ryan
- My Grey Pony - Big Joe Williams
- Dark Road Blues - Willie Lofton Trio
- Blues - Unknown Convict
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- Po' Boy - Bukka White
- Make Me A Pallet on the Floor - Willie Brown
- County Farm Blues - Son House
- Saddle My Pony - The Howlin' Wolf
- Forty Four - The Howlin' Wolf
- Too Close - Roebuck "Pops" Staples & Staple Singers

7-CD album

Revenant RVN-CD-212
1011/2013Peabody Blues

Furry Lewis
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Walter Vinson
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 1
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 2
- Overtime Blues
Charlie McCoy
- It Ain't No Good - Part 1
- It Ain't No Good - Part 2
Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jenny Pope
- Whiskey Drinking Blues
- Doggin' Me Around Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
Jed Davenport
- How Long How Long Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
Joe Williams
- I Want It Awful Bad
- Mr. Devil Blues

Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues


Nehi NEH01 (UK)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 
Other artist's covers of Kid Bailey songs
#year
of
release
Artist:
Record Title

- featured Kid Bailey song
label # / notes
11968Blues Like Showers Of Rain

- Bulldog Blues - Mike Cooper
- A Few Short Lines - Dave Kelly
- Say No To The Devil - Steve Rye
- Nothin' In Ramblin' - Jo Ann Kelly
- Cottonfield Blues - Ian Anderson
- Whitewash Station - Panama Limited Jug Band
- Searchin' The Desert For The Blues - Al Jones
- Dark Road Blues - Missouri Compromise
- Spoonful - Wizz Jones
- Meeting House Ray - Mike Cooper
- Blues Walking Like A Man - Dave Kelly
- Stop Breaking Down - Prager, Rye & Hall

- Rowdy Blues - Ian Anderson
- Wildcat - Panama Limited Jug Band
- Travelin' Blues - Dave Kelly
- Bread Of Heaven - Steve Rye
- Black Snake Moan - Mike Cooper
- Cocaine Habit Blues - Panama Limited Jug Band
- Friday Evening Blues - Ian Anderson
- If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day - Missouri Compromise
- Black Mary - Jo Ann Kelly
- The Inverted World - Ian Anderson
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Saydisk Matchbox SDM 142


= Village Thing VT-SAM 16
"Matchbox Days"

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Big Beat CDWIKD 168 (1997)

21975Nick Katzman & Ruby Green
Mississippi River Bottom Blues


- Tin Silver
- Moon's Going Down
- Snapping Turtle

- Rowdy Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Fantasy
- You Gonna Quit Me Baby
- Hommage To Rev. Gary Davis

- I'm Going Away
- Panic When The Sun Goes Down
- Careless Love
- Wabash Rag
- Laughing Gas
- I Had A Notion

- Mississippi River Bottom Blues

'Ruby Green' is Terry Garthwaite

back covers of Sonet SNKF 112 (both versions) and Kicking Mule KM 111 are (almost) identical

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Kicking Mule KM 111

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= Sonet SNKF 112 (1976)
"How To Play Delta Blues
Guitar"

also under the title "Panic
When The Sun Goes Down":

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= Sonet SNKF 112

Kicking Mule
discography

31995Rory Block:
When A Woman Gets The Blues


- Preaching Blues
- Peavine Blues
- Joliet Bound
- Tallahatchie Blues
- I Let My Daddy Do That
- Be Ready When He Comes
- Hellhound On My Trail
- Sweet Sunny South

- Rowdy Blues
- Tain't Long For Day
- On The Wall
- Cypress Grove
- Take My Heart Again
- Railroadin' Some
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Rounder CD 3139
41996Rory Block: Tornado

- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Pictures Of You
- That's All Right
- Like A Shotgun
- You Didn't Mind
- Tornado
- Gone Woman Blues
- The Last Leviathan
- Indian Ernie
- Rosaline
- Bright Spirit
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Rounder CD 3140
52003The Be Good Tanyas: Chinatown

- It's Not Happening
- Waiting Around To Die
- Junkie Song
- Ship Out On The Sea
- Dogsong 2

- Rowdy Blues
- Reuben
- House Of The Rising Sun
- In Spite Of All The Damage
- Lonesome Blues
- In My Time Of Dying
- I Wish My Baby Was Born
- Horses
- Midnight Moonlight

EMI 5814632
= Nettwerk 30304
62005Jeremy Lyons & The Deltabilly Boys:
Live At The Dragon's Den


- Enter The Dragon's Den / Why Do I Lie To Myself About You?
- Preachin' Blues - Up Jumped The Devil
- You're Not The Only Oyster In The Stew
- Guitar Swing
- Jack The Ripper
- Shake Your Hips
- Sugar Blues
- Hellhound On My Trail
- Butterfingers Rag
- Blood On The Saddle
- El Toro
- I've Got My Fingers Crossed
- You Gonna Need My Help
- Blue Jumped A Rabbit
- Coffee Rag

- Rowdy Blues
- (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

Five Eighths Music
72007Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie:
Blues From The Forbidden Plateau


- Life Changing Blues
- France Blues
- Reconsider Baby
- Birdland
- Done Changed My Way Of Living
- Black Girl
- Fish Pond Holler
- John The Revelator
- Diving Duck Blues
- Wee Wee Hours

- Mississippi Bottom Blues

Snoozeyouloseblues
82007Thomasina Winslow & Nick Katzman: Rowdy Blues

Thomasina Winslow & Nick Katzman: Rowdy Blues

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 52
- John Cowley: Kid Bailey and copyright.- Blues & Rhythm 51 (1988), p. 16
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of Peabody Hotel postcard: http://www.memphisheritage.org/MHIHost/LostMemphis.html
source of left column label picture: http://www.tefteller.com/html/78_kid_bailey.html

thanks to Gayle Dean Wardlow for additional info

 

Stefan Wirz


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