source: Crumb - The Record Cover Collection, Amsterdam 1994
Robert Crumb drawing for a record cover commissioned by Barrelhouse Records, never published

Barrelhouse Records label; click to enlarge !

B A R R E L H O U S E
Records
discography

Record label founded and owned
in the 1970s by
George Paulus

 
LPs / CDs
##
(released)
artists/titlesannotations
BH-001
(1969)
Washboard Willie: Whippin' That Board

- Shake Your Moneymaker, Honey
- 10/20 Special Blues
- Washboard Willie's After Hours Pt. I #
- No Name Blues
- Summer [sic] Ridge Drive #
- A Fool On A Mule

- Hambone Blues
- Move After Hours #
- C. C. Rider
- Struttin' That Stuff #
- Washboard Willie's After Hours Pt. II #
- Dupree Blues

rec.1962/64; William Paden Hensley, voc, washb, dr; Calvin Frazier, g; Chuck Smith, b; # Boogie Woogie Red, p; cover drawing by George Paulus

Washboard Willie discography

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Barrelhouse BH-001
BH-002
(1969)
Big John Wrencher and his Maxwell Street Blues Boys
Maxwell Street Alley Blues


Barrelhouse LP BH-002 tracks:
- Maxwell Street Alley Blues   @ youtube
- Don't Want No Special Rider   @ youtube
- Rubbin' My Root   @ youtube
- No Good Weasel
- Gonna Bring Down All My Clothes   @ youtube
- Dust My Bed   @ youtube

- Mama Here Come Your Root Man
- John's Moonshine Blues   @ youtube
- Ha Ha Baby
- Conductor Took My Baby To Tennessee
- Rockin' Chair Blues

Blue Sting CD 028 / P-Vine PCD-1889 tracks:
- Maxwell Street Alley Blues
- Special Rider Blues [Don't Want No Special Rider]
- Back Porch Boogie #   @ youtube
- No Good Weasel
- Goin' Upstairs [Gonna Bring Down All My Clothes]
- Dust My Bed
- Root Man Blues [Mama Here Come Your Root Man]
- Moonshine Blues [John's Moonshine Blues]
- Ha-Ha Baby
- Conductor Blues [Conductor Took My Baby To Tennessee]
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- 12th Street Boogie #
- Rough/Tough Boogie #   @ youtube

# CD bonus tracks

rec. September 14, 15 & 19, 1969 in Chicago, IL by George Paulus & Dick Shurman; Big John Wrencher, voc, shouts, hca; Little Buddy Thomas, g; "Playboy" Vinson, dr; prod. by George Paulus
cover drawing by George Paulus (1st ed.) / Robert Crumb (later ed.)

Big John Wrencher discography

notes by George Paulus
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Barrelhouse BH-002
[1st ed. 1969]

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Barrelhouse BH-002
[2nd ed. 1974]

notes by George Paulus
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(=) Blue Sting CD 028
(Belgium 1992)

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= P-Vine PCD-1889 (Jp 2003)
Big John Wrencher and
His Chicago Blues Band

BH-003
Unknown Detroit Bluesmen Vol. 1

Obviously never published


source: Crumb - The Record Cover Collection, Amsterdam 1994; click to enlarge !
BH-003
(1974)
Charlie Feathers: Good Rockin' Tonight

- Good Rockin' Tonight
- Corrina
- Call Dog
- She's Gone
- Tongue - Tied Jill
- Break Song

- Baby Let's Play House
- Mound of Clay
- Blues Stay Away From Me
- Matchbox
- Two To Choose
- Rain Keeps On Falling
- She Sure Can Rock Me
- Kansas City

Charlie Feathers discography

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Barrelhouse BH-003

= P-Vine PCD-1887


re-released (along with
"Live in Memphis") on CD 1992:
Demon Records "Good Rockin'
Tonight & Live in Memphis"

re-released 1994
on Edsel EDCD 355

BH-004
(1974)
Chicago Boogie

Barrelhouse BH-004 track sequence:
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 1 #
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 2
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 1 #
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 2
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 1 *
- Money Takin Woman, take 2
Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues *

Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
- Little Store Blues, take 2
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
- Thinkin' Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind
Johnny Temple
- Olds "98" Blues

St. George STG-1001 track sequence:
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 1 #
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 1 #
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 1 *
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
Johnny Temple
- Olds 98 Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Stone Blind

Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues *
Boll Weevil
- Thinkin' Blues
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 2
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 2
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 2
Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound

rec. 1947 in Bernard and Red Abrams' Maxwell Street record shop for the Ora Nelle label
# previously issued as Ora Nelle 711 (= Chance 1116)
* previously issued as Ora Nelle 712
all other tracks previously unissued

artwork / design by George Paulus




Barrelhouse BH-004


= St. George STG-1001 (1983)
"Chicago Boogie 1947"
improved sound

St. George discography

notes by Kiyoshi Nagata
and George Paulus



= P-Vine PCD-1888
(Jp 1993)


= P-Vine PLP-6714
(Jp 1998)

BH-005
(1975)
Harmonica Frank Floyd
Blues That Made The Roosters Dance


- New Fangled Café
- Jack & Jill Blues
- Lucille Blues #
- Shampoo (The Whorehouse Special)
- Sweet Farm Girl
- Ditchin' Man Blues
- Beer Drinkin' Daddy
- What Key?

- Memphis To New Orleans
- Packin' That Stuff
- Shanghai Rooster Breakdown #
- Sittin' On Top Of The World []
- Snortin' The Blues []
- Tribute To Jimmy Rogers [sic]
- Ring Tail Tom Cat Rag
- Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'

rec. June 28, 1975 at Glass Finger Studios in Chicago, IL by George Paulus; Harmonica Frank Floyd, voc, g, # hca; or [] voc, hca
art and design by George Paulus

Harmonica Frank Floyd discography

notes by George Paulus
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Barrelhouse BH-005
BH-006
Ain't No Stopper On My Faucet, Mama! Unknown Detroit Blues

Obviously never published


source: Crumb - The Record Cover Collection, Amsterdam 1994; click to enlarge !
BH-006
(1976)
Charlie Feathers Live in Memphis, Tennessee

- Honky Tonk Man
- Shake, Rattle & Roll
- Rock N Roll Ruby
- It's All Over Now
- Tongue-Tied Jill
- Roll Over Beethoven

- Blueberry Hill
- I Got A Woman
- Wild Side Of Life
- Hello Josephine
- Send Me The Pillow
- Blue Moon Of Kentucky

rec. December 28, 1973 at Silver Dollar Bar before a live & drunk audience in Memphis, TN; Charlie Feathers, voc, rhythm g; Lawrence Feathers, voc; Bubba Feathers, el g; track A -3-4-5-6: Charlie Feathers, backgr voc; Memphis Mike, dr kit; Wanda Feathers: backgr voc, tamb
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Barrelhouse BH-006

re-released (along with
"Good Rockin' Tonight")
on CD 1992:
Demon Records "Good Rockin'
Tonight & Live in Memphis"

Charlie Feathers discography

BH-007
(1976)
Joe Carter and his Chicago Broomdusters: Mean & Evil Blues

- Take A Little Walk With Me
  (+ Big John Wrencher) *
- Honey Bee
- Rock Me
- I'm Worried #
- It Hurts Me Too

- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Sloppy Drunk
- Treat Me The Way You Do
- Dust My Broom
- Blow Wind Blow
- Hoochie Koochie Man

Joe Carter, voc, lead & slide g; Walter "Big Red" Smith, g; Johnny Junious, dr
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Barrelhouse BH-007

= P-Vine CD 5202 (1997)
more info


* Take A Little Walk With Me
re-released 1992 on Various
Artists: Blues Masters, Vol. 4:
Harmonica Classics.-
Rhino CD R2 71124


# I'm Worried
re-released 1998 on Various
Artists: Blues Masters, Vol. 18:
More Slide Guitar Classics.-
Rhino CD R2 75348

BH-008
(1976)
Blind Joe Hill: Boogie In The Dark

- Boogie In The Dark
- Tin Pan Alley
- Hideaway
- One Room Country Shack
- Manish Boy

- She Fool Me
- Hey Hey
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Rock The Night Baby
- She Gotta Go

rec. 1976 at Glass Finger Studios in Chicago, IL by George Paulus; Blind Joe Hill, voc, g, hca, dr, hi-hat, cymbals, tamb
"The One Man Blues Band, Blind Joe plays honest blues with his hands, his feet, his voice and his heart"

cover photo by Amy O'Neal

Blind Joe Hill discography

notes by
Thomas 'Mit' Schuller
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Barrelhouse BH-008
BH-009
(1976)
Bring Me Another Half-A-Pint
Harmonica Blues Bands

Kansas City Red
- Mean Black Spider
- Money Tree
- K.C. Red's In Town
Easy Baby
- Good Morning Mr. Blues
Nate Armstrong
- Red Light Boogie

Sonny Boy McGhee
- Bluebird Blues
- Train Fare Home
Earl Payton
- Too Late
- I Got To Go
Billy Branch
- Hoochie Coochie Man
- Billy's Boogie

rec. March 22 & 29, April 12, 1975 in Chicago, IL; prod. by Steve Wisner

cover artwork by R. Crumb; liner photographs by Jim and Amy O'Neal
notes by George Paulus
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Barrelhouse BH-009
BH-010
(1977)
Robert Richard: Banty Rooster Blues

- Banty Rooster Blues
- Wine Bottle Boogie
- Motherless Children
- Motor City Blues
- Bird Nest Blues
- Roll Me Baby
- Take You With Me This Time
- Death Bell Blues

- Key to the Highway
- Black Widow Spider
- Down In Mississippi
- Junkyard Stomp
- Black Snake Blues
- Old Detroit
- Honey, What's Wrong With You
- Shake My Thing

rec. February 23, 1975 and May 1, 1977 in Detroit, MI on the Barrelhouse Mobile Unit by George Paulus; Robert Richard, voc, hca, el g; James "Rabbit" Johnson, el g
cover photo by Sven Ahlstrom
notes by George Paulus
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Barrelhouse BH-010

= P-Vine PCD 5205

BH-011
(1977)
Marcus Van Story: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee!

- Milkcow Blues Boogie
- Shim Sham Shimmy
- Shot Gun Boogie
- My Baby Left Me
- Drinkin' Wine Spo-de-oh-dee

- I Forgot To Remember To Forget
- Blue Suede Shoes
- Memphis Blues
- Mystery Train
- Hound Dog
- Tutti Frutti
- The Signifyin' Monkey

rec. Spring 1974 at Quentin Claunch Studios and May 15, 1976 at Globe Studios in Memphis, TN; mixed & prod. by George Paulus
artwork & design by George Paulus; cover photography by Sven Ahlstrom

Malcolm Yelvingston & His Memphis Nighthawks:
Malcolm Yelvingston, voc; Marcus Van Story, voc, hca; Charlie Feathers, ac rhythm g; Choctaw, el b; Memphis Cat, dr

Marcus Van Story & His Memphis Meteors:
Marcus Van Story, voc, ac rhythm g, hca, train whistle; Johnny Lee Forester, el lead g; The Hawk, b; Les Van Story, dr
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Barrelhouse BH-011
BH-012
(1977)
Blues Guitar Killers
Detroit 1950's

L.C. Green & Sam Kelly
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Mary Ann Blues
- Goin' To The River - take two
- Hastings Street Boogie
- Things Is Goin' So Tough Today
- Shine My Light

Johnny Howard
- Natural Man Blues
- Dark Night Blues
Rocky Fuller
- Early Evening Blues
Henry Smith
- Kansas City Blues
Eddie Burns
- I Ain't Cheatin'
- Sunnyland Blues

P-Vine PCD 5416 bonus tracks:
Eddie Burns
- I Am Leaving
- Wig Wearing Woman
- You Better Cut That Out
- You Say That You're Leaving
Calvin Frazier
- We'll Meet Again
- Rock House
Bobo Jenkins
- Decoration Day Blues, take 1
- Decoration Day Blues, take 2

rec. mid 1950s
notes by George Paulus
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Barrelhouse BH-012

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(=) P-Vine PCD 5416
(Jp 2001)

BH-013
(1977)
Easy Baby and his Houserockers
Sweet Home Chicago Blues


- Madison Street Boogie
- So Tired
- You Gonna Miss Me
- All My Life
- Eyesight To The Blind
- When My Left Eye Jumps

- Sweet Home Chicago
- Rock Me Baby
- Last Night
- If You Hear Me Howlin'
- Walking Thru The Park
- She's 19 Years Old

rec. March 28, 1977 at Acme Studio in Chicago, IL; Easy Baby (Alex Randle), voc, hca; Eddie Taylor, el g; Mac Thompson, b; Kansas City Red, dr; prod. by George Paulus
cover and back photographs by Joe Frogg
notes by George Paulus
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Barrelhouse BH-013

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= P-Vine PCD-5206 (Jp 1997)

BH-014
(1979)
Charlie Feathers: That Rock-A-Billy Cat

- Gone Gone Gone
- Tongue-tied Jill
- Wild Side Of Love
- Do You Know
- (She Knows How To) Rock Me
- Wide River
- Crazy Heart

- Uh Huh Honey
- Cold Dark Night
- Rain
- Mama Oh Mama
- Cherry Wine
- There Will Be Three
- I'm Movin' On

Charlie Feathers, voc, ac rhythm g; Troy Jones, g; Ramon Maupin, g; Marcus Van Story, slappin' string b, el b; Tiny Fuller, g; Bubba Fuller, dr

Charlie Feathers discography

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Barrelhouse BH-014

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= Norton CD ED-225 (1996)

BH-015
(1979)
Chicago Slim Blues Band: Love Me Or I'll Kill Ya

- I Know You're Smokin' Reefer
- Harpsucker!!!
- I Got A Rich Man's Woman
- Little Red Rooster
- Sweet Lovin' Woman
- Ride That Number 9

- Love Me...Or I'll Kill Ya!
- Knock 3 Times
- Boogie Till The Break Of Day
- Knee Deep In Trouble
- I Want You To Rape Me
- Better Buy This Record!

Chicago Slim, voc, hca, g; Bumble Bee Bob, g, horn; Ramblin' Roger, b; Cadillac Sam Burton, dr
notes by George Paulus

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Barrelhouse BH-015

= Blue Sting CD BS 027

BH-016
(1980?)
Roy 'The Hound' Hall & his Tennessee Rock-a-billies
Rockabilly Or Else!


- I'm Walkin'
- The Dirty Boogie
- Shake, Rattle And Roll
- Caldonia
- Bedspring Motel
- One Monkey Don't Stop The Show

- Lost My Woman
- Hello Josephine
- My Gal
- Flat Foot Sam   @ youtube
- Hi-Yo Silver

rec. September 23, 1979 and April 5, 1980
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Barrelhouse BH-016


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Thanks to Klaus Kilian, Görgen Antonsson, Bert Visscher, Mark Sinclair Harris, Benoît Billot and Eddie Lee Isaacs for additional information / scans

Stefan Wirz


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other George Paulus label:
St. George Records
1202 N-West 75th ST. #277, Downers Grove, IL. 60516
tel: (630)719-0168
fax: (630)719-1077

Elder Roma Wilson reissue 1983


Pretty Things/Yardbird Blues Band: The Chicago Blues Tapes 1991
(George Paulus-Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Liner Notes, Design, Mixing).- St. George STG-7701; = Demon FIENDCD???


Pretty Things/Yardbird Blues Band: Wine, Women & Wiskey.- Demon FIENDCD748 (1993)

 

George Paulus & Wanda Feathers (Charlie Feather's daughter); click to enlarge !
George Paulus & Wanda Feathers (Charlie Feather's daughter)

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