J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Back cover of Amiga 856281
source: Back cover of Amiga 856281
photographer: Hans Harzheim

John Henry
Barbee

claimed to be born "William George Tucker"
b. November 14, 1905 in Henning, Tennessee
d. November 3, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois

buried in the Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois
discography
J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E,   Munich, Germany, October 12, 1964; source: German Blues Circle 41a (1980), photo # 21; photographer: Karl Schneider
John Henry Barbee, Munich, Germany, October 12, 1964
source: German Blues Circle 41a (1980), photo # 21
photographer: Karl Schneider
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

John Henry Barbee 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11938John Henry Barbee

- Six Weeks Old Blues [sic] (C-2304-1) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
or
- Six Weeks Old Blues [sic] (C-2304-2)   @ Spotify
- God Knows I Can't Help It (C-2305-1)   @ Spotify

rec. September 8, 1938 in Chicago, IL; John Henry Barbee, voc., g; Willie Bee James, g; unknown, sb



Vocalion 04417

# Blues Classics BC 14

Document DLP 520
Document DOCD 5159

   

- You'll Work Down To Me Someday (C-2306-2)   @ Spotify
- Against My Will (C-2307-2)   @ Spotify

rec. September 8, 1938 in Chicago, IL; John Henry Barbee, voc., g; Willie Bee James, g; unknown, sb
Vocalion unissued

Document DLP 520
Document DOCD 5159

21964Chicago Blues
A Bonanza All Star Blues LP

Sunnyland Slim
- Won't Do That No More (194) []

John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning *
St. Louis Jimmy
- Goody Goody Goody (181) §§
Willie Dixon
- Weak Brain! Narrow Mind! (211) \\
Homesick James
- Can't Hold Out (185) #
Cocoa Taylor
- What Kind Of Man Is This? {}

Homesick James
- Queen's Rock (188) #

John Henry Barbee
- No Pickin', No Pullin' (18) *
Sunnyland Slim
- Drinking (196) []
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow (179) §
Cocoa Taylor
- Which-A-Way To Go {}

Willie Dixon
- So Long! (200) //



unissued tracks from same sessions:
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow (178) §
- Goody Goody Goody (180) §
Sunnyland Slim
- untitled instrumental (197) []




# rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Homesick James, voc, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

* rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Henry Barbee, voc, g; Homesick James, g; Washboard Sam, dr

§ rec. March 25, 1964 in Chicago, IL; St. Louis Jimmy, voc; §§ Willie Dixon, voc; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

[] rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Sunnyland Slim, voc, org; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr


// rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Dixon, voc; John Henry Barbee, g; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

\\ rec. April 4, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Dixon, voc

{} rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Koko Taylor, voc; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Willie Dixon, tamb


prod. by Len Kunstadt and Victoria Spivey; supervised by Willie Dixon
cover and photos by Len Kunstadt
notes by Victoria Spivey
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Spivey 1003

Spivey discography

3196?Encore For The Chicago Blues

Muddy Waters Blues Men
- Yes Sir! Boss
Harvey Hill
- I Feel So Good
Koko Taylor
- I'm Looking For A Man
Memphis Slim
- Chicago To Paris
Babe Stovall
- My Brown Is A Mistraeter
Big Joe Williams
- Move Your Hand
Olive Brown
- Woman's Lament
J.B. Lenoir
- Korea Blues

Washboard Sam's Band
- Chicago Rock
Victoria Spivey
- T B Blues
Willie Dixon
- Brooklyn Going To Be My Home
John Hammond
- Squeeze My Lemon

John Henry Barbee
- Six Week Old Blues [sic] #
Viola Wells
- See See Rider
Homesick James
- Somebody's Been Talkin'
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother Fuyer


# rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Henry Barbee, voc, g: Willie Dixon, perc
notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1009

Spivey discography

41964American Folk Blues Festival '64

Sonnyboy Williamson
- I'm Trying To Make London My Home
- Dissatisfied
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- Ain't It A Pity
- Baby Please Don't Go

Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy

John Henry Barbee
- Cotton Pickin' Blues #   @ youtube
Hubert Sumlin / Sunnyland Slim
- No Title Boogie
Sugar Pie Desanto
- Slip In Mules
Howlin' Wolf
- Dust My Broom


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle Hamburg, Germany; John Henry Barbee, voc, g

 

insert notes of Fontana 681 522 TL [in German !]

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notes by Georges Adins,
Joachim E. Behrend,
Jacques Demêtre
Bob Koester,
Horst
Lippmann, Paul Oliver
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Fontana 681 522 TL (mono)
= Fontana 885 411 MY (stereo)


click to enlarge !
= Fontana TL 5225

[not = Amiga 850043 !!!]


(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7385 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 63-64

notes by Willy Leiser
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L + R 42.024 (1981)

= LR CD-2024

L + R discography

click to enlarge !
= disc 4 of Evidence
5 CD set ECD 26200

51965Guitar Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Wild Ox Moan
- Juanita Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Walkin' The Streets
- Mussy Haired Woman

John Henry Barbee
- Your Friend #
- Backwater Blues #

Lonnie Johnson
- My Bay Is Gone
- You Don't Know What Love Is
Math. Murphy
- Gravel Road
John Lee Hooker
- Stand By My Baby
- Baby Please Don't Go


# rec. October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; John Henry Barbee, voc, g
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 166

# Storyville STCD 8003

Storyville discography

61966John Henry Barbee:
Portraits in Blues Vol. 9
  @ youtube

- Dust My Broom   @ youtube
- Hey Baby   @ youtube
- That's Alright
- Early Morning Blues   @ youtube
- I Heard My Baby   @ youtube

- I Ain't Gonna Pick No More Cotton   @ youtube
- Worried Life Blues
- Miss Nelly Grey   @ youtube
- Tell Me Baby
- John Henry

rec. October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; John Henry Barbee, voc, g
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 171 (Dk 1966)
"Portraits in Blues Vol. 9"

notes by Paul Oliver



= Storyville 671171
"Portraits in Blues Vol. 9"




= Storyville Special 616 013
(UK 196?) "I Ain't Gonna
Pick No More Cotton"


= Teichiku/Storyville
ULS-1814-R (Jp 1975)
"I Ain't Gonna Pick No
More Cotton"

notes by Manfred Miller







= Teldec/Storyville 6.23701
AG (Germany 1979)
"Blues Roots Vol. 2
Guitar Blues From The
Memphis Area"

notes (Serbo-Croatian)
by Manfred Miller







= PGP RTB 2220636
(Yugoslavia 1981)
"Blues Roots Vol. 2
Guitar Blues From The
Memphis Area"

notes by Paul Oliver,
updated 1980 by Chris
Albertson





= Storyville SLP 4037 (1981)
"Blues Roots Vol. 3
I Ain't Gonna Pick No
More Cotton"

Storyville discography

notes by Theo Lehmann







Amiga 856281 (GDR 1989)
"Blues Collection Vol. 11"

Storyville STCD 8003

7196?The Best of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes
Speckled Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel
Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning #
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy & M. Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes


# rec. October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; John Henry Barbee, voc, g







Storyville SLP 188 (Dk 196?)








= Teldec/Storyville 671188
(Germany 196?)

notes by Paul Oliver





= Storyville SLP 4023
(1981)

# Storyville STCD 8003

Storyville discography

81967Country Blues Classics   Volume 4

Leroy Dallas
- I'm Going Away
- Good Morning Blues
- I'm Down Now
- Jump Little Children
Joe Williams
- His Spirit Lives On
Peter Warfield
- Morning Train Blues
Dennis McMillon
- Going Back Home


John Henry Barbee
- Six Week [sic] Old Blues [Vocalion 04417]
Carl Martin
- Lets Have A New Deal
Sonny Boy Johnson
- Swimming Pool Blues
Gabriel Brown
- Black Jack Blues
Lost John Hunter
- YM & V Blues
James Cain
- Good Mr. Roosevelt
Peter McKinley
- Mean Black Snake





Blues Classics BC 14


Blues Classics discography

91972A Festival Of Blues
Recorded in Europe

Champion Jack Dupree
- Sporting Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession

John Henry Barbee
- That's Alright (alt. tk.) [previously unissued] #
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blue
Roosevelt Sykes
- No Money Down
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession
- St. Louis Blues


John Henry Barbee
- Worried Life Blues (alt. tk.) [previously unissued] #
Memphis Slim
- Lonesome Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Number Nine
Sippie Wallace
- You Don't Know My Mind
Speckled Red
- It Feels So Good
Roosevelt Sykes
- Baby Child


# rec. October 8/9, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; John Henry Barbee, voc, g



Storyville SLP 214

# Storyville STCD 8003

Storyville discography

101974The Best Of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes
Spreckled [sic] Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel
Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy Williamson & Memphis Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes


Champion Jack Dupree & Mogens Seidelin
- Sporting Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession

John Henry Barbee
- That's Alright
Sippie Wallace & Little Brother Montgomery
- Suitcase Blues
Roosevelt Sykes
- No Money Down
Memphis Slim
- St. Louis Blues


John Henry Barbee
- Worried Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Lonesome Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Number Nine
Sippie Wallace & Roosevelt Sykes
- You Don't Know My Mind
Speckled Red
- It Feels So Good
Roosevelt Sykes
- Baby Child


DLP

Storyville SLPD5








= Storyville DALP 2/1946

Storyville discography

111979Chicago Blues - Live at the Fickle Pickle   @ youtube

Johnny Jones & Willie Dixon
- Johnny's Boogie
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Long Haired Doney

John Henry Barbee
- Baby I Need Your Love #   @ youtube (5:50)
Blind James Brewer
- Big Road Blues
- Poor Kelly
Big Joe Williams
- Sugar Mama

Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Make Some Love To Me
- Smokestack Lightnin'

John Henry Barbee
- Tell Me Baby #   @ youtube (33:50)
Johnny Jones & Billy Boy Arnold
- Sloppy Drunk
- Early In The Morning
- My Little Machine
- Going To The River




unissued tracks from same session:
- Outskirts Of Town #
- un-named song no. 1 #
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl #
- John Henry #
- Dust My Broom #

# rec. 1963 live at the Fickle Pickle, Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron; John Henry Barbee, voc, g; concert promoters: George Mitchell & Michael Bloomfield
notes by George Mitchell
(May 1979) & Bruce Bastin
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Flyright LP 549

Flyright discography

121985John Henry Barbee / Sleepy John Estes: Blues Live

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- I'd Been Well Warned
- Stop That Thing #
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Bottle Up And Go #
- Mountain Cat Blues


John Henry Barbee
- Hey Woman   @ Spotify
- Backwater Blues   @ Spotify
- Boll Weevil   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Somebody Done Change The Lock On My Door   @ Spotify
- That's All Right   @ Spotify

CD bonus tracks:
- Tell Me Baby   @ Spotify
- John Henry   @ Spotify
- Dust My Broom   @ Spotify

Estes tracks rec. live October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, # jug
Barbee tracks rec. October 8, 1964 live at the Folk Club of Denmark in Copenhagen, Denmark; John Henry Barbee, voc, g
notes by Paul Oliver







Storyville SLP 4074


Storyville STCD 8051 (2000)

Storyville discography

131987Mississippi Country Blues, Vol. 2 (1938-1942)
"Delta Blues In Chicago"

Tommy McClennan
- Brown Skin Girl
- New Highway No. 51
- Whiskey Head Man
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
- I'm A Guitar King
- Mozelle Blues
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Bluebird Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Six Weeks Old Blues [Vocalion 04417]
- God Knows I Can't Help It [Vocalion 04417]

Willie "61" Blackwell
- She's Young And Wild
- Noiseless Motor Blues
- Don't Misuse Me, Baby
- Bald Eagle Blues
- Four O'Clock Flower Blues
- Chalk My To
- Machine Gun Blue
- Rampaw Street Blue

John Henry Barbee
- You'll Work Down To Me Someday [Vocalion unissued]
- Against My Will [Vocalion unissued]




Document DLP 520

Document discography

141994John Henry Barbee: Blues Masters Vol. 3

- Dust My Broom [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- Hey Baby [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- That's All Right [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- Early Morning Blues, No. 1 [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- I Heard My Baby [Storyville SLP 171]   @ youtube
- I Ain't Gonna Pick No More Cotton [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- Worried Life Blues, No. 2 [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- Miss Nelly Grey [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- Tell Me Baby [Storyville SLP 171]   @ Spotify
- John Henry [Storyville SLP 171]   @ youtube
- Your Friend [Storyville SLP 166]   @ youtube
- Backwater Blues [Storyville SLP 166]   @ youtube
- Early in the Morning, No. 2 [Storyville SLP 188]   @ Spotify
- Jump Blues [previously unissued]   @ Spotify
- Worried Life Blues, No. 1 [Storyville SLP 214]   @ Spotify
- That's All Right, No. 2 [Storyville SLP 214]   @ Spotify

photo by Jan Persson
notes by Paul Oliver,
updated 1980 by Chris
Albertson



Storyville STCD 8003

Storyville discography

151993Memphis Blues 1927 - 1938

Ollie Rupert (1927)
- I Raised My Window And Looked At The Risin' Sun
Ain't Goin' To Be Your Low Down Dog
Walter Rhodes (1927)
- The Crowing Rooster
- Leaving Home Blues
Pearl Dickson (1927)
- Twelve Pound Daddy
- Little Rock Blues
Madelyn James (1930)
- Stinging Snake Blues
- Long Time Blues
Charlie Bozo Nickerson (1930)
- What's The Matter Now? - Part 1
- What's The Matter Now? - Part 2
- Bozo's Blues - Part 1
- Bozo's Blues - Part 2
Sam Townsend (1930)
- I'm Missing That
- Lily Kimball Blues
Hattie Hart (1934)
- I'm Missing That Thing
- I Let My Daddy Do That
- Coldest Stuff In Town (Duet w. Allen Shaw)
- Happy-Go-Lucky Blues
George Torey (1937)
- Married Woman Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues

John Henry Barbee (1938)
- Six Weeks Old Blues (tk 1) [Vocalion 04417]
- Six Weeks Old Blues (tk 2) [Vocalion 04417]
- God Knows I Can't Help It [Vocalion 04417]
- You'll Work Down To Me Someday [Vocalion unissued, Document DLP 520]
- Against My Will [Vocalion unissued, Document DLP 520]

notes by Kip Lornell



Document DOCD 5159
161998Down Home Slide

- That's All Right - Robert Nighthawk
- I Know She Didn't Love Me - John Henry Barbee #
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed - Mississippi Fred McDowell, Annie Mae McDowell
- Roll Me Over Slow - Big Joe Williams
- Everything Gonna Be Alright - Robert Nighthawk
- John Henry - Elijah Brown
- Jackson Town Eddie Taylor
- Mad & Evil - George Coleman
- I'm On My Way To Canaan Land - Blind Connie Williams
- Which Way My Baby Go - Big Joe Williams
- Hoodoo Snake Doctor Blues Johnny Shines
- Slidin' John Littlejohn
- Walk On, Little Girl - Big Joe Williams
- Poor Boy Long Way From Home Arthur Weston
- Anna Lee - Robert Nighthawk
- Sweet Home Chicago David Honeyboy Edwards
- I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- My Lonesome Bed - Big Joe Williams
- Key To The Highway - Blind Connie Williams


# rec. May 12, 1963 in Chicago, IL; John Henry Barbee, voc, g

Testament CD 6009

Testament discography

172002Giants Of Country Blues Vol. 1 (1927-32)

Wolf WSE 116 tracks:
Willie Brown
- Future Blues
- M & O Blues
Bobby Grant
- Lonesome Atlanta Blues
- Nappy Head Blues
King Solomon Hill
- Down On Bended Knee - take 1
- Down On Bended Knee - take 2
- Gone Dead Train
- Tell Me Baby
- Whoopee Blues - take 1
- Whoopee Blues - take 2

Son House
- Dry Spell Blues-part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
Rube Lacy
- Ham Hound Crave
- Mississippi Jail House Groan

Wolf WSE CD 107 tracks:
Bobby Grant
- Nappy Head Blues
- Lonesome Atlanta Blues
Rube Lacy
- Mississippi Jail House Groan
- Ham Hound Crave
Willie Brown
- M & O Blues
- Future Blues
King Solomon Hill
- Whoopee Blues
- Whoopee Blues
- Down On My Bended Knee
- Down On My Bended Knee
- The Gone Dead Train
- Tell Me Baby
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

John Henry Barbee
- Six Weeks Old Blues [Vocalion 04417]
- God Knows I Can't Help It [Vocalion 04417]
- You'll Work Down To Me Someday [Vocalion unissued, Document DLP 520]
- Against My Will [Vocalion unissued, Document DLP 520]




Wolf WSE 116 (1985)


(=) Wolf WSE CD 107 (2002)

18200?John Henry Barbee
The George Mitchell Collection Vol. 30

- That Ain't It     @ youtube
- Gonna Lose Your Mind   @ youtube

rec. 1963 live at the Fickle Pickle, Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron; John Henry Barbee, voc, g; concert promoters: George Mitchell & Michael Bloomfield
7 inch 33 rpm

Fat Possum 1076-7
82007George Mitchell Collection Volumes 1 - 45

disc 1
- Lucy Mae Blues - Cecil Barfield
- I Woke Up Crying - Cecil Barfield
- Love Blues - Cecil Barfield
- I Told You Not To Do That - Cecil Barfield
- In the Evening - Buddy Moss
- Hey Lawdy Mama - Buddy Moss
- Thousand Woman Blues - Buddy Moss
- Blue Shadow Falling - Buddy Moss
- Cold Rainy Day - Buddy Moss
- Amy - Buddy Moss
- Motherless Child - Leon Pinson
- Hush, Somebody is Calling My Name - Leon Pinson
- What God Can Do - Leon Pinson
- He'll Understand and Say Well Done - Leon Pinson
- Big Road Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Water Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Take a Little Walk With Me - Houston Stackhouse
- Everyone Got a Woman - Big Joe Williams
- What She Need With a Rooster - Big Joe Williams
- Sink or Swim - Big Joe Williams
- Prison Bound - Big Joe Williams
- Who's Gonna Be Your Man - John Lee Zeigler
- If I Lose Let Me Lose - John Lee Zeigler
- Black Woman - Othar Turner
- Bumble Bee - Othar Turner


disc 2
- Rabbit On a Log - Lonzie Thomas
- Raise a Ruckus Tonight - Lonzie Thomas
- My Three Women - Lonzie Thomas
- Red Cross Store - Lonzie Thomas
- Rats In the Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes
- Special Agent - Sleepy John Estes
- Trying To See - Sleepy John Estes
- Mail Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Down Home Blues - Teddy Williams
- Catfish Blues - Teddy Williams
- Black Mattie - Teddy Williams
- Sun Don't Shine - Teddy Williams
- Trouble Brought Me Down - Green Paschal
- My Lord - Green Paschal
- Mother is Dead - Green Paschal
- Lay My Burden Down - Green Paschal
- Your Close Friend - Green Paschal
- I'm Going To Leave It In the Hands of the Lord - Green Paschal
- Hard Time Blues - Do-Boy Diamond
- Just Want To Talk To You - Do-Boy Diamond
- Just a Dream I Got On My Mind - Dewey Corley / Walter Miller
- Memphis is a Wonderful City - Dewey Corey / Walter Miller
- Down To Arkansas - Dewey Corey / Walter Miller
- Rock Me Mama - Bud Grant
- Freight Train Blues - Bud Grant
- So Sweet - Bud Grant
- Bud Grant's Grunt - Bud Grant


disc 3
- Go Ahead On - Bud White
- You've Been Gone So Long - Bud White
- White Horses - Bud White
- When I'm Sober I'm Drunk Blues - George Henry Bussey
- Mean Mistreater - George Henry Bussey
- Blues Around My Bed - George Henry Bussey
- Looking For My Woman - George Henry Bussey
- Old Red #2 - Jim Bunkley
- Jack of Diamonds - Jim Bunkley
- Them Greasy Greens - Jim Bunkley
- Rocking Chair - Jim Bunkley
- Old Breakdown - Tom Turner
- Drop Down Mama No. 1 - Tom Turner
- Search Me Lord - James Shorter
- My Mother Died and Left Me - James Shorter
- Consolation - James Shorter
- Home Going - James Shorter
- Better Than Myself - Abe McNeil
- Steady Rollin' Man - Abe McNeil
- Drink Drink Drink - Abe McNeil
- Country Blues - Joe Callicott
- River Blues - Joe Callicott
- 3 O'Clock In the Morning - Johnny Woods
- I's Be Troubled - Johnny Woods


disc 4
- Someday Baby - Robert Diggs
- Racehorse Charleston - Robert Diggs
- Done Lost My Health - Robert Diggs
- Drive Your Car - Robert Diggs
- Woke Up This Morning - Cliff Scott
- Long Wavy Hair - Cliff Scott
- Please Come Home - Cliff Scott
- Pole Pattin' - Cliff Scott
- I Wanna Ramble - Jimmie Lee Harris
- Sitting Here Looking 1000 Miles Away - Jimmie Lee Harris
- Just Like A Bird Without A Feather - R.L. Burnside
- Skinny Woman - R.L. Burnside
- Goin' Down South - R.L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Hold My Body Down - Robert Johnson
- Trying To Make It Home - Robert Johnson
- Precious Lord - Robert Johnson
- He'll Make a Way - Robert Johnson
- Sugar Mama - Robert Longstreet
- Black Gal - Robert Longstreet
- Sloppy Drunk - Robert Longstreet
- Decoration Day - Robert Longstreet
- Shake Em' On Down - Fred McDowell
- Mama Says I'm Crazy - Fred McDowell


disc 5
- That Ain't It - John Henry Barbee #
- Gonna Lose Your Mind - John Henry Barbee #
- Flat Foot Boogie - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- Mama Can I Lay It Down - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- How Can You Do It - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- John Henry - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Goin' Up To the Country No. 1 - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Goin' Up To the Country No. 2 - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Dirty Dozens - Will Shade
- Won't You Send Me John - Will Shade
- Wine Headed Man - Will Shade
- K.C. Blues - Will Shade/Charlie Burse
- Every Time I Come Around - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- J.W.'S Special - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Old Hen Cackle - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Buck Dance - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Hey Freddie - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Late In the Evening - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Punky Tony - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Shimmy She Wa - Como Fife & Drum Band
- You Got Reap What You Sow - Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- That's the Way the Good Thing Go - Precious Bryant
- Georgia Buck - Precious Bryant
- When the Saints Go Marching In - Precious Bryant
- Pork & Beans - Rosa Lee Hill
- Count the Days I'm Gone - Rosa Lee Hill
- Roll & Tumble - Rosa Lee Hill
- Bullying Well - Rosa Lee Hill


disc 6
- Good Morning Judge - Furry Lewis
- Furry Lewis' Careless Love - Furry Lewis
- What Make Grandpa Love Grandma So - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Have You Ever Seen Peaches - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Hoboing Into Hollywood - J.W. Warren
- Sundown Blues - J.W. Warren
- Rabbit On a Log - J.W. Warren
- You're Gonna Miss Me - J.W. Warren
- House On the Hill - Eddie Harris
- I Have To Love Somebody - Eddie Harris
- Old Country Rock No. 1 - James Davis
- Instrumental No. 1 - James Davis
- Who Stole the Lock Off the Henhouse Door? - James Davis
- Instrumental No. 4 - James Davis
- Canned Heat - Robert Nighthawk
- Nighthawk Boogie - Robert Nighthawk
- Down By the Woodshed - Robert Nighthawk
- Home Going - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- I Want To Be Ready - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- Interview - Jessie Mae Hemphill


disc 7 (bonus CD - tracks not on 45s set!)
- Miss Maybelle - Jessie Lee Vortis
- When My Baby Got On Board - Jessie Lee Vortis
- Them Greasy Greens No. 1 - George Hollis
- Rock and Roll To Midgetville - George Hollis
- Black Rat Swing - Willie Rockomo
- Tease Me Baby No. 2 - Bruce Upshaw / Willie Rockomo
- Someday Baby No. 1 - Bruce Upshaw
- Wonder Why My Baby Treat Me So Bad - Bruce Upshaw
- Rosa Lee - Bruce Upshaw
- I Got a Woman - Buddy Hubbard
- So Sweet - Buddy Hubbard
- You're Gonna Miss Me - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- Mamie - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- I'm So Lonesome - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- Blood Red River - Eddie Hodge
- Sitting On Top of the World - Eddie Hodge
- Glory Hallelujah - Eddie Hodge
- Jesus is Coming Back To Me - Pettis Sisters
- Bound For Zion - Pettis Sisters
- You Told Me Baby - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Sweet As an Apple On a Tree - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Juke No. 2 - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Woke Up This Morning - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Tell Me You Love Me - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall


# rec. 1963 live at the Fickle Pickle, Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron; John Henry Barbee, voc, g; concert promoters: George Mitchell & Michael Bloomfield
7 CD set
[with 24 page booklet!]

or forty-five 45s
[without 7th bonus CD!]
notes by Sam Sweet
with George Mitchell



Fat Possum FP 1114
202009The Blues Box

CD 1:
Lonnie Johnson
Otis Spann

CD 2:
Speckled Red
Sunnyland Slim


CD 3:
Roosevelt Sykes
Sippie Wallace
Little Brother Montgomery

CD 4:
Big Joe Williams
Sleepy John Estes
Robert Pete Williams


CD 5:
Big Bill Broonzy
- Glory Of Love
- Careless Love
- I Gets The Blues When It Rains
- My Name Is Lee Conley Broonzy
- Take This Hammer
- See See Ride
- Diggin’ My Potatoes
- Midnight Special
- Keep Your Hands Off Her
- I Got A Girl
- You Better Mind
- I Love You So Much
- Sixteen Tons
- Black Brown And White
- Goodnight Irene

John Henry Barbee
- Dust My Broom
- I Heard My Baby
- I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton
- Miss Nelly Grey
- Tell Me Baby
- Jump Blues

CD 6:
Memphis Slim
Champion Jack Dupree
Eddie Boyd
Jay McShann

CD 7:
Sonnyboy Williamson
Sonny Terry
Brownie McGhee


DVD:
Champion Jack Dupree
Sonnyboy Williamson
Robert Lockwood Jr.
James Caroll Booker III
Henry Gray
Boogie Bill Webb, Harmonica Slim
Cousin Joe


7 CD + DVD set

Storyville 108 8604

Storyville discography



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 58
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943.- Oxford (Clarendon), 4th ed. 1997, p. 39
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 18-19
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 29
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 39
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 62
- Mike Rowe: The Old Swing-Masters.- Blues Unlimited 137/138 (1980), p. 4-24
. - http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/j/henrybar.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/document/document1.htm
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- Ebay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Sheldon Harris: Blues Who 's Who.- New Rochelle 4th ed. 1987, p. 39; photographer: Stephanie Wiesand

thanks to Roland Piehl, Bob Eagle and George Mitchell for additional info / scans

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Mike Rowe: The Old Swing-Masters.- Blues Unlimited 137/138 (1980), p. 4 ('courtesy Rev. Moody Jones')
(l. to r.) Ed Newman, b; John Henry Barbee, g; Moody Jones, g; James Kindle, bj - 1942
source: Mike Rowe: The Old Swing-Masters.- Blues Unlimited 137/138 (1980), p. 4 ("courtesy Rev. Moody Jones")

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Front cover of Fat Possum 1076-7; photographer: George Mitchell
John Henry Barbee 1963 at the Fickle Pickle, Chicago, IL
source: Front cover of Fat Possum 1076-7; photographer: George Mitchell

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Front cover of Storyville SLP 4037
source: Front cover of Storyville SLP 4037

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Front cover of Spivey LP 1003; photographer: Len Kunstadt
source: Front cover of Spivey LP 1003; photographer: Len Kunstadt

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Harris 1987, p. 39; photographer: Stephanie Wiesand
source: Harris 1987, p. 39; photographer: Stephanie Wiesand

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Back cover of Storyville/Teldec LP 6.23701; photographer: Jan Persson
source: Back cover of Storyville/Teldec LP 6.23701; photographer: Jan Persson

 

J O H N    H E N R Y   B A R B E E; source: Back cover of Storyville/Teldec LP 6.23701; photographer: Stephanie Wiesand
source: Back cover of Storyville/Teldec LP 6.23701; photographer: Stephanie Wiesand

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