Nathan
'Beauregard'
b. Nathan Bogard, July 2, 1892 [1863/67/69]
in Colbert [Ashland], Mississippi

d. May 15, 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee
discography
N A T H A N   B E A U R E G A R D; from inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000; photographer: Jim Marshall
  source: Inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000; photographer: Jim Marshall      
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

Nathan 'Beauregard' LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11968The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival

Nathan Beauregard
- Highway 61
- Kid Gal Blues
Bukka White
- Hello Central, Give Me 49
- Baby, Please Don't Go
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- In Heaven, Sitting Down
- What Do You Think About Jesus?
Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Great Long Ways From Home
Bukka White
- My Mother Died

rec. at the Municipal Shell, Overton Park, Memphis, Saturday, July 20th, 1968; Nathan Beauregard, voc, amplified g; M.C.: Jim Crosthwait; prod. by Mike Vernon, exec. producer: Seymour Stein (Sire Records)

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Sire SES 97003

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= Blue Horizon 7-63210

(=) Blue Horizon CD
82876851232 (2006)

21969Memphis Swamp Jam

Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp


Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues #   @ youtube
- 'Bout A Spoonful #   @ youtube
Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long


Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
- Walking Blues
Fred McDowell
- Shake Em On Down
- Fred's Blues
Napoleon Strickland
- Back Water Rising

- Other's Piece
- Shimmy She Wobble
Watson & Jones [John Fahey & Bill Barth]
- Memphis Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Praying On The Old Campground


# rec. June 9, 1969 at Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee; Nathan Beauregard, voc, el g [right channel]; Mike Stewart, ac g [left channel]; all sessions supervised by Chris Strachwitz; prod. by Chris Strachwitz; assistant producers: John Fahey and Bill Barth

front cover photo of Blue Thumb BTS 6000 / Arhoolie 1084 taken at the Memphis Blues Festival by Jim Marshall

click to enlarge left page of inner gatefold !click to enlarge right page of inner gatefold and read track list !
inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

click to read first and second column of inner sleeve A !click to read third and fourth column of inner sleeve A ! click to read first column of inner sleeve B !click to read second column of inner sleeve B !click to read third column of inner sleeve B !
inner sleeves of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

DLP
notes by Pete Welding
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click to read track list !
Blue Thumb BTS 6000
= King SR-481 (Jp 1971)

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(=) Arhoolie 1084 (1979)
"Kings Of Country Blues
Vol. 1"

and Arhoolie 1085 (1979)
"Kings Of Country Blues
Vol. 2"


(=) Arhoolie CD 385


(=) Arhoolie CD 386
"Mississippi Delta Blues
Jam In Memphis
Vol. 1 & 2"

31971The Memphis Blues Again, Vol. 1

Nathan Beauregard
- Nobody's Business But My Own # *
- Lonesome To Myself #
Sam Clark & Dewey Corley and Richard Harney
- Sunnyland Train Blues
Earl Bell & Marshall "Memphis Sonny Boy" Jones
- Catfish Blues
Mose Vinson & Backwards Sam Firk and Dewey Corley
- You Ain't Too Old
Mose Vinson & Backwards Sam Firk
- Bullfrog Blues
Sweet Charlene Peeples & Mose Vinson
- Tin Pan Alley
- Scood Up Be Doop Day

Furry Lewis
- Natural Born Eastman No. 2
Furry Lewis & Willie Morris and Dewey Corley
- New Turn Your Money Green
Joe Dobbins & Backwards Sam Firk
- Basin Street Blues
- Sweet Patricia
Gus Cannon
- Mule Gallop
Dewey Corley & Willie Morris and Furry Lewis
- Dewey's Walkin' Blues
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller
- Step It Up And Go

# rec. October, 1969 in Memphis (* with Mike Stewart, g) and at the Peabody Hotel (Memphis) in June, 1970; prod. by Gene Rosenthal; cover drawing by Dick Bangham

notes by Stephan Michaelson & Steve LaVere; click to enlarge !Nathan Beauregard; click to enlarge !

Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon, Sam Clark; click to enlarge !Dewey Corley, Mose Vinson, Sweet Charlene; click to enlarge !

Earl Bell & Memphis Sonny Boy, Joe Dobbing; click to enlarge !notes by Steve LaVere, track list; click to enlarge !
gatefold notes of Adelphi AD 1009

notes by Stephan
Michaelson and Steve
LaVere with assistance
by Nick Perls and
Michael Stewart
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Adelphi AD 1009

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= Echo Music 801 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 1"
"Memphis Blues"

Adelphi discography

41970All Day Thumb Sucker

Southwind
- Rootin & Tootin
Summy Lay
- Maggie's Farm
Fred McDowell
- Shake 'Em On Down
Robbie Basho
- Eagle Sails The Blue
Tyrannosaurus Rex
- Cat Black
Ike & Tina Turner
- Bold Soul Sister

Love
- Run To The Top

Nathan Beauregard
- 'Bout A Spoonful
Aynsley Dunbar
- Sugar On The Line
Albert Collins
- Frosty
Earl Hooker
- Cross Cut Saw
Chicago Bluestars
- Comin Home
Bossa Rio
- Blackbird

Blue Thumb BTS 8702




= Blue Thumb BTS 2000

[Blue Thumb BT3 7002
"All Day Thumb Sucker
Revisited" (1995) without
Nathan Beauregard track]

51979Kings Of Country Blues, Vol. 1

Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp


Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues #
- 'Bout A Spoonful #
Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long

# rec. June 9, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee; with Mike Stewart, g

reissue of LP 1 of (DLP)
Blue Thumb BTS 6000
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Arhoolie 1084


(=) Arhoolie CD 386
"Mississippi Delta Blues
Jam In Memphis Vol. 2"

61993Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis Vol. 2

Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues
- Little Laura #
- Rats #
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long

Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues *
- 'Bout A Spoonful *
Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
- Stuttgart, Ark # - Mixed Water

# previously unreleased

* rec. June 9, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee; with Mike Stewart, g


Arhoolie CD 386
71999Shake 'Em On Down
The Real Country Blues

- Shake 'Em On Down - Fred McDowell
- Sloppy Drunk Blues - Big Joe Williams
- Alabama Blues - Bukka White
- Need More Blues - Sleepy Joe Estes
- Judge Boushay Blues - Furry Lewis
- Pardon Denied Again - Robert Pete Williams
- Rabbit Blues - Smoky Babe
- Take Me Out Of The Bottom - Big Joe Williams
- Fred's Worried Life Blues - Fred McDowell
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Come Home To Me Baby - Joe Callicott
- Smokestack Lightning - Clarence Edwards
- Write Me A Few Lines - Fred McDowell
- Mississippi River - Smoky Babe
- Just Tippin' It - Robert Pete Williams
- She Left Me A Mule To Ride - Big Joe Williams
- Canned Heat - Houston Stackhouse
- Three O'Clock In The Morning - Johnny Woods

- 'Bout A Spoonful - Nathan Beauregard
- You Call Yourself A Cadillac - Robert Nighthawk
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business - Johnny Young & Otis Spann
- Oh Baby - Napeleon Strickland

Arhoolie/Ace CD 527
82006The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival
with Bukka White: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions


disc 1

Nathan Beauregard
- Highway 61
- Kid Gal Blues
Bukka White
- Hello Central, Give Me 49
- Baby, Please Don't Go
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- In Heaven, Sitting Down
- What Do You Think About Jesus?
Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Great Long Ways From Home
Bukka White
- My Mother Died


rec. at the Municipal Shell, Overton Park, Memphis, Saturday, July 20th, 1968; Nathan Beauregard, voc, amplified g; M.C.: Jim Crosthwait; prod. by Mike Vernon, exec. producer: Seymour Stein (Sire Records)


disc 2

Bukka White
- Bed Spring Blues
- Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
- Drifting Blues
- (Brand New) Decoration Day
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Give Me An Old, Old Lady
- Got Sick And Tired
- World Boogie
- School Learning
- Old Man Tom
- Gibson Town
- Drifting Blues [master version without reverb]
- Old Man Tom [complete master version without reverb]
reissue (remastered)
of 1968 Sire SES 97003 /
Blue Horizon 7-63210
"The 1968 Memphis
Country Blues Festival"

and Blue Horizon 7-63229
"Memphis Hot Shots"

2 CD set
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Blue Horizon CD
82876851232



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- Chris Smith: Trying to make a hundred (99 and a half ain't true).- Blues & Rhythm 217 (2007), p. 25
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Back cover of Blue Horizon 7-63210

thanks to Patrice Champarou for drawing my attention to the Chris Smith article ("99 1/2 ain't true")

 

Nathan Beauregard at the 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival; source: back cover of Blue Horizon 7-63210; click to enlarge !
Nathan 'Beauregard' at the
1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival
(source: back cover of Blue Horizon 7-63210)
Nathan Beauregard; source: front cover of Blue Thumb BTS 6000; click to enlarge !
Nathan 'Beauregard'
(source: front cover of Blue Thumb BTS 6000)
 

 

Bill Barth (1995):
The Real True Story of How I Found Nathan Beauregard
and Got Him to Play Music Again

Stefan Wirz


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