B I G   M A C E O; source: front cover of RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506
source: front cover of RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506
Bluebird B8827-B 'Worried Life Blues'
Big Maceo
Merriweather
b. (Major Merriweather) March 31, 1905 in Atlanta, Georgia
d. February 26, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois

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

Big Maceo Merriweather 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
11941Big Maceo

- Can't You Read (064193-1)
- So Long Baby (064194-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8772
21941Big Maceo

- Ramblin' Mind Blues (064191-1)
- County Jail Blues (064192-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8798
31941Big Maceo

- Texas Blues (064195-1)
- Worried Life Blues (064190-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b



Bluebird B8827
41941Tampa Red

- You'd Better Be Ready To Go (064187-1)
- No Baby No (064188-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8890
51941Tampa Red

- Georgia, Georgia Blues (064182-1)
- It's A Low Down Shame (064186-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8919
61941Big Maceo

- I Got The Blues (070634-1)
- Why Should I Hang Around? (070637-1)

rec. December 15, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B8939
71941Tampa Red

- She's Love Crazy (064185-1)
- So Far, So Good (064189-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8962
81941Big Maceo

- It's All Up To You (070635-1)
- Tuff Luck Blues (070633-1)

rec. December 15, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B8973
91941Tampa Red

- I Got A Right To Be Blue (064183-1) *
- Don't Deal With The Devil (064184-1) #

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, * kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8991

# RCA Victor 20-2791

101942Tampa Red

- Gin Head Woman (074043-1)
- Don't Jive It Mama (074044-1)

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

Bluebird B9009
111941Big Maceo

- Bye, Bye, Baby (070636-1)
- Poor Kelly Blues (070638-1)

rec. December 15, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B9012
121942Tampa Red

- She Want To Sell My Monkey (074049-1) #
- Mean And Evil Woman (074047-1)

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g; Big Maceo Merriweather, p, # sp; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

Bluebird B9024
131942Tampa Red

- Let Me Play With Your Poodle (074048-1)
- My First Love Blues (074042-1) #

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

Bluebird 34-0700

# Jazz Society AA556 (Fr)

   

- Gypsy Lady Blues (074045-1) #
- She Can't Make Up Her Mind (074046-1)

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, # kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr
Bluebird unissued

# RCA 89588
Document DOCD-5212

141942Big Maceo

- Anytime For You (074639-1)
- Since You Been Gone (074641-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Clifford Jones, dr



Bluebird 34-0703
151942Tampa Red

- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (074634-1)
- I Ain't Fur It (074636-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr



Bluebird B34-0711
   

- I Got My Habits On (074635-1)
- Mary Lou Blues (074637-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr
Bluebird unissued
   

- Some Sweet Day (074638-1)
- My Last Go Round (074640-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Clifford Jones, dr
Bluebird unissued

Bluebird AXM2-5506-1
(1975)

161945BIG BILL

- Oh Baby (C 4384) #
- When I Get To Thinkin' (C 4414) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

OKeh 6739 (1945)

= Columbia 30021 (1947)

= Columbia 37454

171945BIG BILL

- Humble Blues (C 4383) #
- Roll Dem Bones (C 4415) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

Columbia 30002 (1945)


= Columbia 36879 (1946)

181945BIG BILL

- Cell No. 13 Blues (C 4385) #
- You Got The Best Go (C 4417) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

Columbia 30009 (1945)


= Columbia 37164
(late 1946/early 1947)

   

- Doing The Best I Can (C 4380) #
- Where The Blues Began (C 4382) *
- Believe Me What I Say (C 4386)
- 1944 Blues (C 4387)

rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr
Columbia unissued

# Blues Document
BDCD-6042


* Document DOCD-5525

   

- Flyin' Boogie (C 4387-2NG)

rec. February 19, 1945 at (the above) Big Bill Broonzy session in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr
Columbia unissued

Blues Classics BC 29

Columbia CK47911 (CD)

   

- Letter To Tojo (C 4416)

rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr
Columbia unissued
191945Big Maceo

- Kid Man Blues (D5AB 316) #
- Things Have Changed (D5AB 318)

rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

Bluebird 34-0735

# = RCA Victor 20-2687

201945Tampa Red

- Better Let My Gal Alone (D5AB 349) #
- Mercy Mama (D5AB 346-1)

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr

Bluebird 34-0740
211945Big Maceo

- Chicago Breakdown (D5AB 1207)
- Winter Time Blues (D5AB 1204)

rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr



Bluebird 34-0743
221945Big Maceo

- Big Road Blues (D5AB 1206)
- Won't Be A Fool No More (D5AB 1205)

rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr



RCA Victor 20-1870
231945Sonny Boy Williamson

- You're An Old Lady (D5AB 399)
- Early In The Morning (D5AB 396)

rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Tampa Red, g; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-1875
241946Jazz Gillum

- Keep On Sailing (D6AB 1819)
- Fast Woman Blues (D6AB 1817)

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b



RCA Victor 34-0747
(Bluebird series)
251946Tampa Red / Memphis Jimmy

Tampa Red
- I Can't Get Along With You (D5AB 347) #
Memphis Jimmy
- Drifting (D6AB 1838) *


# rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; James (Beale Street) Clark, voc, Leonard Caston, p; Ollie Crawford, g; Alfred Elkins, b

Bluebird 34-0748
(Bluebird series
261946Tampa Red / Memphis Jimmy

Tampa Red
- Mercy Mama (D5AB 346-1) #
Memphis Jimmy
- Drifting (D6AB 1838) *


# rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; James (Beale Street) Clark, voc, Leonard Caston, p; Ollie Crawford, g; Alfred Elkins, b

RCA Victor 20-1887
271946Jazz Gillum

- Reckless Rider Blues (D6AB 1816)
- Look On Yonder Wall (D6AB 1820)

rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b

RCA Victor 20-1974
281946Tampa Red

- Crying Won't Help You (D6VB 1828-1A)
- Maybe Some Day (D6VB 1827)

rec. February 19, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Alfred Elkins, b

RCA Victor 20-1988
   

- Give Me Mine Now (D5AB 348-1A)

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr
RCA Victor / Bluebird unissued

RCA Bluebird AXM2-5501

291946Big Maceo

- Maceo's 32-20 (D5AB 350)
- Texas Stomp (D5AB 352) #

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g, # sp; Tyrell Dixon, dr



RCA Victor 20-2028
301946Jazz Gillum

- I'm Not The Lad (D6VB 1952) *
- Long Razor Blues (D6AB 1821) #

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b

* rec. September 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Gillum, voc; James Clark, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-2120
311945Tampa Red

- I'll Be Up Some Day (D5AB 1200)
- I Oughta Bite You (D5AB 1201)

rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2147
321945?Big Maceo

- Detroit Jump (D5AB 353) #
- Come On Home (D5AB 351)

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g, # sp; Tyrell Dixon, dr

RCA Victor 20-2173
331946Jazz Gillum

- Can't Trust Myself (D6VB 1951) *
- All In All Blues (D6AB 1818) #

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b

* rec. September 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; James Clark, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-2232
341946Tampa Red

- Play Proof Woman [Play Proof Mama] (D5AB 1203-1A) #
- Please Be Careful (D6VB 1829) *

# rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. February 19, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Alfred Elkins, b



RCA Victor 20-2249
351947Big Maceo

- My Own Troubles (D5AB 319) #
- I Lost My Little Woman (D7VB 341) *

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr





RCA Victor 20-2353
361946Tampa Red

- Corinne Blues (D5AB 1202) #
- New Bad Luck Blues (D6VB 1948) *

rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. September 16, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Oett "Sax" Mallard, cl/as; Blind John Davis, p; Big Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2432
371947Big Maceo

- I'm So Worried (D5AB 317) #
- It's All Over Now (D7VB 340) *

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr



RCA Victor 20-2505
381946Tampa Red

- Let's Try It Again (D6VB 1826) #
- She's A Solid Killer Diller (D6VB 1946) *

# rec. February 19, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Alfred Elkins, b

* rec. September 16, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Oett "Sax" Mallard, cl/as; Blind John Davis, p; Big Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2597
391947Big Maceo

- Broke And Hungry Blues (D7VB 338) *
- Kid Man Blues (D5AB 316) #

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2687
401947Big Maceo

- If You Ever Change Your Ways (D7VB 339) *
- Chicago Breakdown (D5AB 1207) #

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2910






= RCA Victor 50-0002
(1949)

411947?Sonny Boy Williamson

- Stop Breaking Down (D5AB 398) #
- Rub A Dub (D7VB 1155) *

# rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Tampa Red, g; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. November 12, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Blind John Davis, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-3047
421947?Sonny Boy Williamson

- The Big Boat (D5AB 397) #
- Better Cut That Out (D7VB 1156) *

# rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Tampa Red, g; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. November 12, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Blind John Davis, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-3218
431949BIG BILL

- Partnership Woman (C 4381) #
- Stop Lying Woman (CCO 4950) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. December 19, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Sax Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Johnny Morton, tp; Bob Call, p; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



Columbia 30143
441949BIG MACEO

- Do You Remember (BM3)
- Big City Blues (BM4)

rec. April 14, 1949 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc; Johnny Jones, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr

Specialty 320
451949BIG MACEO

- One Sunday Morning (BM1)
- Just Tell Me Baby (MB2)

rec. April 14, 1949 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc; Johnny Jones, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Specialty 346
461950BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER

- Leaving Blues (A)
- Have You Heard About It? (B)

rec. c.1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr



Fortune 137
471950JOHN BRIM COMBO

- Strange Man (A)
- Mean Man Blues (B)

rec. 1950 in Detroit; Grace Brim, voc, hca; John Brim, g; Big Maceo Merriweather, James Watkins, p

Fortune 801
   

- Strange Man (alt. tk)

rec. c.1950 in Detroit; Grace Brim, voc, hca; John Brim, g; Big Maceo Merryweather, James Watkins, p
Fortune unissued

Fortune FTS 3012

   

- Bus Driver

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit; John Brim, voc, g; Big Maceo Merryweather, p
Fortune unissued

Fortune LP 8018
(cancelled)

Fantastic Voyage FVTD070
(2010)

481950BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER

- Worried Life Blues No. 2 (A)
- Strange To Me Blues (B)

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr



Fortune 805
   

- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing #
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool *

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr
Fortune unissued

# Fortune FTS 3002
* Fortune FTS 3012

   

- Boogie Jump (4777)
- Goin' Back (4778)
- Mellow Chick (4779)
- untitled (4780)

rec. c. January 1952 in Chicago, Ill.
Mercury unissued
491955?TEXAS BLUE SERENADERS

- First Love Blues (074042-1) [Bluebird 34-0700] #
- Texas Stomp [RCA Victor 20-2028] *

# rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

* rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g, sp; Tyrell Dixon, dr
10 inch 78 rpm



Jazz Society AA556 (Fr)
5019??Big Maceo

- Chicago Breakdown (D5AB 1207) #
- Worried Life Blues (064190-1) *

* rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

7 inch 45 rpm

RCA Victor 447-0003


= Groove 4G-5001
(UK 19??)


LP / CD compilations
50a1955?Lonnie Johnson / Tampa Red

Lonnie Johnson
- Sweet Woman You Can't Go Wrong
- St. Louis Cyclone Blues
- Away Down In The Alley Blues
- Blues In G
Texas Alexander
- Work Ox Blues
- 'Frisco Train Blues

Tampa Red
- My First Love Blues #
- ??? [postwar title]


8 tracks; # with Big Maceo, p
10 inch LP

Jazz Society LP 14 (Fr)
50b1955?Big Bill Broonzy

- Medicine Man Blues
- Midnight Steppers
- What's Wrong With Me
- Bad Acting Woman

- Night Watchman Blues
- I'm Woke Up Now

- Cell No. 13 Blues #
- You Got The Best Go #

# with Big Maceo, p
10 inch LP

Jazz Society LP 16 (Fr)
50c19?????

Tampa Red
- My First Love Blues #


# with Big Maceo, p

Club des Amateurs de
Disques 2053 (Fr)
511961Big Maceo
Collection "Jazz Classics" No 22

- Chicago Breakdown
- County Jail Blues
- Texas Stomp
- Maceo's 32-20

- Big Road Blues
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Tuff Luck Blues

10 inch LP
notes by Hugues Panassiι






RCA 130.246 (Fr)
521963Original Rhythm & Blues Hits By Rhythm & Blues Stars

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- So Glad You're Mine
The Four Clefs
- Dig These Blues

Big Maceo
- Chicago Breakdown
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Elevator Woman
Mickey & Sylvia
- Love Is Strange
Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right?
Tampa Red
- Early In The Morning
Washboard Sam
- Gonna Hit The Highway





Camden CAL 740
531964Big Maceo   (1941-45)
Treasury of Jazz No 47

- Worried Life Blues
- Kid Man Blues

- My Own Troubles
- Come On Home




RCA Victor 86.397M (Fr)
541962Alexis Korner presents Kings Of The Blues   volume two

Big Maceo
- Chicago Breakdown
Jazz Gillum
- Gonna Take My Rap

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam
- Dissatisfied Blues


notes by Alexis Korner



RCA RCX-203 (UK)
551964The Country Blues Volume Two

Texas Alexander
- Levee Camp Moan
Peg Leg Howell
- Tishamingo Blues
Henry Townsend
- Mistreated Blues
Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band
- Poole County Blues
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Papa's Lawdy Lawdy Blues
"Georgia Bill"
- Scarey Day Blues
Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues

Bo Carter
- I'm An Old Bumble Bee
Charlie Lincoln
- Jealous Hearted Blues
Bukka White
- Strange Place Blues
Blind Boy Fuller with Sonny Terry
- Bye Bye Baby Blues
Charlie Pickett
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
Brownsville Son Bonds
- Weary Worried

Big Maceo with Tampa Red
- Maceo's 32 - 20

Compiled and edited by Samuel Charters







RBF 9

RBF discography

561966Detroit Blues - The Early 1950s

Baby Boy Warren
- Sanafee
- Baby Boy Blues
- Mattie Mae
- Chicken
Dr. Ross
- Thirty Two Twenty
Bobo Jenkins
- 10 Below Zero
- Baby Don't You Want To Go
Eddie Kirkland
- No Shoes

Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera
L. C. Green
- Remember Way Back

Big Maceo
- Big City Blues [Specialty 320]
John Lee Hooker
- House Rent Boogie
One String Sam
- O Need $100
Brother Will Hairston
- Alabama Bus


notes by Paul Oliver



Blues Classics BC 12


Blues Classics discography


Peter Moody: Big Maceo: Chicago blues pianist, 1905 - 1953
his life and recording history.- Bristol 1968, 22 pp.
571969Big Maceo
Black & White Vol. 9

- Chicago Breakdown
- I Got The Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Texas Stomp
- Anytime For You
- Maceo's 32-20
- Since You Been Gone

- Worried Life Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- Detroit Jump
- I Lost My Little Woman
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues

notes by Michel Audibert

RCA 730.577 (Fr)

notes by
Jacques Morgantini



RCA FXM1 7218 (Fr)
(Bluebird No 4)

581970Big Maceo with Tampa Red in Chicago 1941 - 1946

- Worried Life Blues
- Texas Blues
- Bye Bye Baby
- Poor Kelly Blues
- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
- I Ain't Fur It
- Anytime For You

- Since You Been Gone
- Mercy Mama
- Better Leave [sic] My Gal Alone
- Wintertime Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Let's Try It Again







Sunflower without # (UK)

Sunflower discography

591971Big Maceo Merriweather and John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault
- Juke Bug
- Blues For Big Town
- Big Fine Woman
- Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)


Big Maceo Merriweather
- Leaving Blues #
- Have You Heard About It #
- Strange To Me #
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 #
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing # []
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool # []

# rec. c.1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; [] Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr

"Eloise..." listed by Fancourt & McGrath as released on FTS 3002, but actuallly included on Fortune LP FTS 3012






Fortune FTS 3002
60197?Blues Sounds of the Hastings Street Era
(The Original Detroit Blues)

Doctor Ross
- San Francisco Breakdown

Big Maceo Merriweather
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
John Lee Hooker
- Have Mercy On Poor Me
Gracie Brim
- Strange Man (alt. tk.)
Calvin Frazier
- Lilly Mae

The Richard Brothers
- Stolen Property
Henry Smith
- Dog Me Blues
Big Jack Reynolds
- Going Down Slow
Bobo Jenkins
- Seasick And Waterbound
Eddie Kirkland
- I Must Have Done Somebody Wrong


compiled by Jack Brown
notes by Richard Pohrt

Fortune FTS 3012
60a197?big bill broonzy

- Too Many Drivers
- Shine On,Shine On
- My Little Flower
- Sweet Honey Bee
- Double Trouble
- Why Should I Spend My Money
- I Feel So Good
- She's Gone With The Wind


- Humble Blues #
- Oh Baby #
- When I Get To Thinkin' #
- Roll Dem Bones #
- I Can Fix It
- Old Man Blues
- What Can I Do
- Saturday Evening Blues


# with Big Maceo, p





Queen-disc Q-023 (It)
611971Blues 1920-40

LP 1
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Dark Night Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Drayman Blues
Bukka White
- The Panama Ltd.

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Loving
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Frank Stokes
- T'Ain't Nobody's Business
- Frank Stoke's Dream
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Lawyer Clark Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Don't Want No Woman



LP 2
Memphis Jug Band
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Going Back To Memphis
- Jug Band Waltz
Gus Cannon
- Viola Lee Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Daddy Stovepipe
- The Spasm

Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Woman
- De'se My Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Highway 49
- Peach Orchard Mama
Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Take A Little Walk With Me



LP 3
Leroy Carr
- Rocks In My Bed
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Devil's Son-In-Law
- Peetie Wheatstraw
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - part 3

Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues
Joe Pullum
- Hard Working Man Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Friendless Blues
- The Southern Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
Robert Lee McCoy
- Tough Luck
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning Schoolgirl
- Early In The Morning
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
3 LP box

RCA Victor RA-5433/5 (Jp)








= RCA Victor RA-9051/3
(Jp 1975)

621972The City Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Homesick Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- Strange Angel
- Lonesome Trail Blues
Jesse Thomas
- Jack O'Diamonds [Specialty 419]
Mercy Dee
- The Drifter
- Dark Muddy Bottom

Big Maceo Merriweather
- Just Tell Me Baby [Specialty 346]

Honeyboy
- Blood Stains On The Wall
- My Time Ain't Long
Gus Jenkins
- Cold Love
- Worries & Troubles
Frankie Lee Sims
- Yeh Baby [Specialty 478]
Mercy Dee & Thelma
- Rent Man Blues
Joe Turner
- Still In The Dark



Specialty SNTF 5015 (UK)
631974Down Home Blues

- Big City Blues - Big Maceo
- Lonesome Old Feeling - Bumble Bee Slim
- I'll Get Along Somehow - Frankie Lee Sims [Specialty 487]
- My Woman Knows The Score - Mercy Dee [Specialty 458]
- Cryin' For My Baby - Pete McKinley
- I'm Through With You - Smokey Hogg [Specialty 334]
- I Ate The Wrong Part - Little Temple And His "88"


- One Sunday Morning - Big Maceo [Specialty 346]
- Goin' Back To Mama - Clarence London
- One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee [Specialty 458]
- Ida Red - Bumble Bee Slim
- Yeh, Baby! - Frankie Lee Sims [Specialty 478]
- Mean Black - Pete McKinley
- Ay-Tete Fee - Clifton Chenier
notes by Bez Turner

Specialty SNTF 5024 (UK)

= Specialty SPY 28092
(Fr 1977)

641974Dark Muddy Bottom Blues

John Lee Hooker
Pinebluff Pete
Big Joe Williams
Lightnin' Hopkins
Clarence London
Country Jim
Smokey Hogg

Big Maceo
- One Sunday Morning [Specialty 346]
Mercy Dee
Frankie Lee Sims
- Lucy Mae Blues
- Jelly Roll Baker



Columbia/Specialty SL-5089
-SP (Jp 1974)
651975Tampa Red: Guitar Wizard

- I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move)
- If I Let You Get Away With It (You'll Do It All The Time)
- Kingfish Blues
- Nobody's Sweetheart Now
- Grievin' And Worryin' Blues
- Give It Up Buddy And Get Goin'
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing
- Mean Mistreater Blues

- Witchin' Hour Blues
- Stockyard Fire
- I'm Betting On You
- When I Take My Vacation In Harlem
- When You Were A Gal Of Seven
- Nutty And Buggy Blues
- You Got Me Worryin'
- Travel On



- Rock It In Rhythm
- Mr. Rhythm Man
- Anna Lou Blues
- Don't You Lie To Me
- The Way To Get The Low Down
- The Jitter Jump
- She's Love Crazy
- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone


- Mercy Mama Blues
- Give Me Mine Now [RCA Victor/Bluebird unissued]
- Play Proof Woman
- Cryin' Won't Help You
- When Things Go Wrong With You
- Love Her With A Feeling
- Go Crazy About You Baby
- Rambler's Blues


2 LP set
notes by Jim O'Neal

RCA Bluebird AXM2-5501
661975Big Maceo: Chicago Breakdown

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues

- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day [Bluebird unissued]
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round [Bluebird unissued]
- Since You Been Gone


- Kidman Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump

- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman


RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506 gatefold notes by Mike Rowe

2 LP set
notes by Mike Rowe



RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506


= RCA RA-5702-3 (Jp 1975)

(=) Blues Classics BC 28/
Blues Classics BC 29

671975Bluebird Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Son Bonds
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
- Wild Cow Blues
Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Brown Skin Girl
- Bluebird Blues
Clifford Gibson
- She Rolls It Slow


Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Gonna Hit The Highway

Big Maceo
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump

Arthur "Big Boy"Crudup
- That's All Right
- Mean Old Frisco
- Rock Me Mama
Doctor Clayton
- Copper Colored Mama
Doctor Clayton's Buddy
- Nappy Head Woman
- Walking With The Blues
2 LP set

RCA RVC RA-9054/55 (Jp)
681975Tampa Red - The Guitar Wizard 1935-1953

- You Missed A Good Man
- Love With A Feeling
- Bessemer Blues
- It Hurts Me Too
- She's Love Crazy
- Hard Road Blues
- She Want To Sell My Monkey

- Detroit Blues
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle

- Crying Won't Help You #
- Sweet Little Angel
- But I Forgive You
- So Much Trouble
- Big Stars Falling Blues


# with Big Maceo, p
notes by Jim O'Neal



Blues Classics BC 25


Blues Classics discography

691975Tampa Red: Guitar Wizard


- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone #

# with Big Maceo, p

RCA 5706 (Jp 197?)
701976Big Maceo   Vol. 1

- Ramblin' Mind Blues           track sequence ?
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- My Last Go Round

- Kidman Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Come On Home
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now

notes by
Jacques Morgantini

= RCA FXM1 7204 (Fr 1976)
"Big Maceo Vol. 1"
(Bluebird No 2)
711976/77?Tampa Red   Vol. 1

- Kingfish Blues
- Grievin' and Worryin'
- Witchin' Hour Blues
- My Gal Is Gone
- When the One You Love Is Gone
- Delta Woman Blues
- Deceitful Friend Blues
- Travel On

- Why Should I Care?
- Got to Leave My Woman
- Anna Lou Blues

- It's a Low Down Shame #
- So Far, So Good #
- My First Love Blues #
- I Can't Get Along With You
- When Things Go Wrong With You


# with Big Maceo, p

RCA PM 42029 (Fr)
(Bluebird no 11)
721977Tampa Red 1932-1953
You Can't Get That Stuff No More


- You Can't Get That Stuff No More
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 2
- Black Angel Blues

- I Got A Right To Be Blue #
- Don't Deal With The Devil #
- I Ain't Fur It #
- Better Leave My Gal Alone #
- I'll Be Up Again Some Day #
- I Oughta Bite You #

- Let's Try It Again #
- Please Be Careful #
- She's A Solid Killer Diller
- I Know My Baby Loves Me
- Roaming And Rambling
- She's A Cool Operator
- Green And Lucky Blues
- If She Don't Come Back
- Evalena


# with Big Maceo
notes by Leo W. Bruin

Oldie Blues OL 2816

Oldie Blues discography

73197?Lil Green / Big Maceo

Lil Green
- Romance In The Dark

Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues

Lil Green discography




RCA Victor 447-0914
741979Blues Giants
Masters of Jazz Vol. 15

LP 1
- Southern Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Jasper's Gal - Memphis Slim
- Anytime Is The Right Time - Roosevelt Sykes
- New Shake 'Em On Down - Tommy McClennan
- Willow Tree Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Anna Lou Blues - Tampa Red
- Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams

- Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo

- Early In The Morning - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Milk Cow Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Pleading Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Get Yourself Together - Lonnie Johnson
- Walkin' And Drinkin' - Roosevelt Sykes
- Evil Blues - Washboard Sam
- Let Me In Your Saddle - Walter Davis
- Key To The Highway - William 'Jazz' Gillum



LP 2
- Beer Drinking Woman - Memphis Slim
- Crawlin' Kingsnake - Big Joe Williams

- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Louisiana Blues part 2 - Little Brother Montgomery
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Look On Yonder Blues - William 'Jazz' Gillum
- Coal And Iceman Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- My Stove Don't Work - Casey Bill Weldon

- Big Time Woman - Roosevelt Sykes
- Katy Mae Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Good Jelly - Big Bill Broonzy
- When Things Go Wrong With You - Tampa Red
- 'Way Down In Louisiana - Casey Bill Weldon
- Teasin' Brown Skin - Walter Davis
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Lazy Woman Blues - Lonnie Johnson
DLP







RCA CL 42858 (G)
751981Vintage Blues

Big Maceo
- Kid Man Blues
Dr. Clayton
- Cheating And Lying Blues
Arthur Crudup
- Who's Been Fooling You
- The War Is Over
Jazz Gillum
- Whiskey Headed Buddies
Lonnie Johnson
- Some Day Baby
- My Love Is Down
Piano Red
- Sober
St. Louis Jimmy
- My Story Blues
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sunnyland Slim
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke & Hungry
Roosevelt Sykes
- Bobby Sox Blues
- Her Little Machine

Tampa Red
- Give Me Mine Now #
- Better Leave [sic] My Gal Alone #
Big Joe Williams
- Drop Down Blues
- Wanita [actually plays "Somebody's Been Borrowing"]
Sonny Boy Williamson
- We Got To Win
- Sonny Boy's Jump


compiled by John Stretton; # with Big Maceo
notes by John Stretton
click to enlarge !

click to read notes !
RCA INTS 5099
= RCA NL 43607
761982Tampa Red 1944-1952
featuring Johnny Jones

- It's A Brand New Boogey
- Corrine Blues #
- New Bad Luck Blues
- Come On If You're Coming
- Sure Enough I Do
- Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
- Look A There Look A There
- Sugar Baby

- New Deal Blues
- I'll Never Let You Go
- Don't Blame Shorty For That
- Too Late Too Long
- 1950 Blues
- I'm Gonna Put You Down
- Got A Mind To Leave This Town


# with Big Maceo
notes by Chris Bentley

Krazy Kat KK 7411
771983Tampa Red   1928-1942
It's Tight Like That

- It's Tight Like That
- Big Fat Mama
- Juicy Lemon Blues
- Uncle Bud
- How Long,How Long Blues
- It's Tight Like That
- Kunjine Baby
- Friendless Gal Blues
- Death Cell Blues

- Have You Ever Been Worried In Mind
- Part 1 & 2
- You Rascal You
- Boogie Woogie Dance
- Bumble Bee Blues
- Stop And Listen Blues
- Down In Spirit Blues
- Mean Old Tom Cat Blues

- Don't Jive It Mama #

Comp. & prod. by Riki Parth; # with Big Maceo, p

Blues Documents BD-2001
(Austria 1983)




= RST Blues Documents
BD-2001 (Austria 1987)

= Story of the Blues
CD 3505-2 (Austria)

781984The Best Of Big Maceo   Volume One

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues

- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone


RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506

notes by Mike Rowe

Blues Classics BC 28

= Arhoolie C-210   (cassette
only; along with Blues
Classics BC 29)


Blues Classics discography

791984The Best Of Big Maceo   Volume Two

- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump
- Flyin' Boogie [previously unreleased]

- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman


RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506

notes by Mike Rowe

Blues Classics BC 29

= Arhoolie C-210   (cassette
only; along with Blues
Classics BC 28)


Blues Classics discography

801985Chicago Blues

Jazz Gillum
- Don't You Scandalizw My Name
- Sarah Jane
- Gillum's Windy Blues
- Mule Blues
- Against My Will
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning, School Girl
- Blue Bird Blues
- Jackson Blues
- Got The Bottle Up And Gone

Big Bill Broonzy
- I Can't Make You Satisfied
- Bad Luck Blues
- Keep Your Hands Off Her
- Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
Tampa Red
- That's The Way I Do
- Your One And Only
- She Said It
- Just You And I Alone



Tampa Red
- Georgia, Georgia Blues #
- No Baby No #
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go #
- Gypsy Lady Blues [previously unissued] #
- Gin Head Woman #
Robert Brown
- When My Love Change
- River Hip Mama
Jack Dupree & Big Bill Broonzy
- Good Old Cabbage Greens
Charles Segar & Robert Brown
- Stop And Fix It

Joe McCoy
- Let's Try It Again
Harmon Ray
- Come Over And See Me
- Sleeping By Myself
Joe McCoy
- It Ain't No Lie
Johnny Temple
- Big Woman Blues
- Jinks Lee Blues
- Sundown Blues
- What Is That She Got?


# with Big Maceo
DLP



RCA NL 89588
811986Tampa Red 1935-1942
The Guitar Wizard

- Keep On Dealin'
- Maybe It's Someone Else You Love
- I Wonder What's The Matter
- You Stole My Heart
- Stop Truckin' And Suzi-Q
- Your One And Only
- I See You Can't Take It
- Oh Babe,Oh Baby
- Whoopee Mama

- That May Get It Now
- That Don't Matter Now
- Grouchy Hearted Woman
- Hellish Old Feeling
- You Say It's Love
- Please Don't Throw Me Down
- Tired Of Your Reckless Ways
- I Want To Swing

- Gin Head Woman #

# with Big Maceo



Old Tramp 1201 (NL)
821986Big Bill Broonzy: Midnight Steppers

- That Number Of Mine
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- Midnight Steppers
- Hit The Right Lick
- Bad Acting Woman
- Why Did You Do That
- Please Believe Me


- You Got The Best Go #
- Partnership Woman #
- Cell No 13 Blues #
- Stop Lying Woman
- Bad Luck Man
- Summertime Blues
- Ramblin' Bill


# with Big Maceo, p
notes by Jacques Demêtre

Bluetime BT-2001 (Denmark)


= Contact/Bluetime BT 2001
(It)

= Charly/Bluetime BT-2001
(UK)

831987"Jazz" Gillum   (1935-1946)

- Mobile and Western Line
- Crazy About You
- I Want You By My Side
- Jockey Blues
- She Keeps On Rickin'
- I Went To The Gypsy
- My Old Lizzie
- My Old Suitcase
- Get Away Old Woman

- Stavin' Chain
- Somebody Been Talking To You
- One Time Blues
- Big Katy Adams
- Get Your Business Straight
- That's What Worries Me
- My Big Money
- Deep Water Blues

- Fast Woman #

# with Big Maceo, p

Best of Blues BOB 4 (A)

= Best of Blues CD 14
(A 1998)

841988Jazz Gillum   (1935-1947)
The Remaining Titles

- Midnight Special
- She Keeps On Rickin'
- I Went To The Gypsy
- Alberta Blues
- Birmingham Blues
- Just Like Jesse James
- New "Sail On,Little Girl"
- Worried And Bothered
- Uncertain Blues
- Good Old 51 Highway
- Hard Drivin' Woman
- Longest Train Blues
- Whiskey Headed Buddies

- Keep On Sailing #
- Chauffeur Blues
- Hand Reader Blues
- Take A Little Walk With Me



# with Big Maceo, p

Document DLP 522 (Austria)
851989Tampa Red / Big Maceo: get it cats!

- Let's Try It Again
- Mercy Mama Blues
- She's Love Crazy
- Georgia, Georgia Blues
- Gypsy Lady Blues
- Cryin' Won't Help You
- It's A Low Down Shame
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle

- Give Me Mine Now
- I Can't Get Along With You
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- Better Let My Gal Alone
- She Want To Sell My Monkey
- No Baby No
- My First Love Blues
- Don't Jive Me Mama

notes by Roy Neary



Swingtime BT 2014 (Dk)
861991Tampa Red   Vol. 12   (1941-1945)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Georgia, Georgia Blues
- I Got A Right To Be Blue
- Don't Deal With The Devil
- She's Love Crazy
- It's A Low Down Shame
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- No Baby No
- So Far, So Good
- My First Love Blues
- Gin Head Woman
- Don't Jive It Mama
- Gypsy Lady Blues
- Mean And Evil Woman
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle
- She Want To Sell My Monkey
- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
- I Ain't Fur It
- The Woman I Love
- Detroit Blues
- Sure Enough I Do
- Lulu Mae
- Mercy Mama
- I Can't Get Along With You

notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD-5212
871991Tampa Red   Vol. 13   (1945-1946)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Give Me Mine Now
- Better Leave My Gal Alone
- I'll Be Up Again Some Day
- I Oughta Bite You
- Corrine Blues
- Play Proof Mama [sic]
- Let's Try It Again
- Maybe, Someday
- Crying Won't Help You
- Please Be Careful
- You May Be Down Someday
- She's A Solid Killer Diller
- Poor Stranger Blues
- New Bad Luck Blues
- I Know My Baby Loves Me
- Blue And All Alone
- You Better Woo Your Baby
- Grieving Blues
- Sugar Baby
- Keep Jumping
- I'll Dig You Sooner Or Later
- Roaming And Rambling


notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD-5213
881992The Roots 'n Blues
Retrospective 1925 - 1950


disc 1:
Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers – Whitehouse Blues
Aiken County String Band – High Sheriff
Frank Hutchison – The Last Scene Of The Titanic
Hersal Thomas – Suitcase Blues
Reverend J.M. Gates – Death's Black Train Is Coming
Dora Carr – Cow-Cow Blues
Vance's Tennessee Breakdowners – Washington County Fox Chase
Fiddlin' John Carson – I'm Going To Take The Train To Charlotte
Ernest V. Stoneman's Trio – Untitled
Whistler And His Jug Band – Low Down Blues
Washington Phillips – Paul & Silas In Jail
Barbecue Bob – Blind Pig Blues
Austin & Lee Allen – Chattanooga Blues
Sherman Tedder – Untitled
Dallas String Band With Coley Jones – Hokum Blues
Gladys Bentley – Worried Blues
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 1
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 2
South Georgia Highballers – Blue Grass Twist
Charlie Bowman And His Brothers – Moonshiner And His Money
Clarence Green – Johnson City Blues
Reverend Johnny Blakey assisted by The Sanctified Singers – Warming By The Devil's Fire
Papa Too Sweet & Harry Jones – (Honey) It's Tight Like That
Mississippi John Hurt – Big Leg Blues
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers – Hallelujah


disc 2:
Hershel Brown and His Happy Five – Liberty
Mamie Smith – My Sportin' Man
Blues Birdhead – Mean Low Blues
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley – C.C. & O. Blues
The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers – Ortonville
Slim Doucet – Dear Black Eyes (Chere Yeux Noirs)
Roosevelt Sykes – Roosevelt Blues
The Hokum Boys – Gin Mill Blues
Joe Falcon acc. by Clemo Breaux & Ophy Breaux – Osson
W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith – Sweet Milk And Peaches (Breakdown)
Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen – Soldier's Joy
Whistlin' Alex Moore – They May Not Be My Toes
Mississippi Sheiks – The Jazz Fiddler
Lonnie Johnson – I Have To Do My Time
Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton – Lonesome Frisco Line
Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland – Back To The Blue Ridge
Buster Carter & Preston Young – Darn Good Girl
Bo Carter – West Jackson Blues
Lonnie Johnson & Violet Green – You Had Too Much
Silver Leaf Quartet – Oh! Glory Glory
Freeny's Barn Dance Band – Don't You Remember The Time
Pelican Wildcats – Walkin' Georgia Rose
Peetie Wheatstraw – Police Station Blues
Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers – Hallelujah Side
Will Batts – Highway # 61 Blues


disc 3:
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 1
W. Lee O'Daniel And His Hillbilly Boys – Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 2
Blind Willie – Bell Street Lightnin'
Charlie Patton – Jersey Bull Blues
Walter Roland – Every Morning Blues
Blue Ridge Ramblers – D Blues
Breaux Freres – La Valse Des Yeux Bleus
Bessie Jackson – Skin Game Blues
Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell – Good Woman Blues
Pinewood Tom – Sissy Man
The Rhythm Wreckers – Blue Yodel # 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)
The Anglin Twins – Just Inside The Pearly Gates
Bumble Bee Slim – Hard Rocks In My Bed
The Two Charlies – Tired Feelin' Blues
Eldon Baker And His Brown County Revelers – One Eyed Sam
A'nt Idy Harper And The Coon Creek Girls – Poor Naomi Wise
Kid Prince Moore – South Bound Blues
Big Bill Broonzy – C & A Blues
George Curry – My Last Five Dollars
The Nite Owls – Memphis Blues
The Alley Boys Of Abbeville – Pourquoi tu m'aime pas
Reverend Benny Campbell – Have Mercy On Me
Albert Ammons – Shout For Joy
Jack Kelly – Flower Blues
Bob Clifford – Onion Eating Mama
Callahan Bros. – Brown's Ferry Blues # 2
Little Buddy Doyle – Slick Capers Blues
Bill McKinley – Poor Boy Blues


disc 4:
Frank Edwards – We Got To Get Together
Sweet Violet Boys – You Got To See Mama Every Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)
The Humbard Family – I'll Fly Away
Tony Hollins – Cross Cut Saw Blues
Peter Cleighton – Black Snake Blues
Black Cats And The Kitten – Step It Up And Go
Bob And Randall Atcher – Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad
Adolf Hofner And His San Antonians – Cotton-Eyed Joe
Poor Boy Burke – Old Vets Blues
Little Son Joe – Black Rat Swing

Big Maceo Merriweather – Maceo Special
The Light Crust Doughboys with J.B. Brinkley – It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do
Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys – Army Blues
James "Beal Street" Clark – Who But You
Homer Harris – Tomorrow May Be Too Late
McKinley Morganfield – Burying Ground Blues
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys – Goodbye Old Pal
Gene Autry – Dixie Cannonball
Bill Landford & The Landfordaires – Run On For A Long Time
Joe Williams – Baby, Please Don't Go
Sister Myrtle Fields acc. by The Austin McCoy Trio – I'm Toiling
Willie "Boodle It" Right – Two By Four Blues
Bailes Bros. – You Can't Go Halfway (And Get In)
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks – Heaven's Radio
Rosetta Howard – Plow Hand Blues
Memphis Seven – Grunt Meat Blues
Deep South Boys – Until I Found The Lord
Brother Porter & Brother Cook – I Know My Jesus Won't Deny Me

compiled by Lawrence Cohn
4 disc set
notes by Lawrence Cohn
and Pete Welding

Columbia Legacy
47911/47912-15
891993Big Maceo: The King Of Chicago Blues Piano

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- Bye Bye Baby
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone
- Kidman Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Texas Stomp
- Winter Time Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown


Arhoolie CD 7009
901994Charlie Spand - Big Maceo

Charlie Spand
- Gold Tooth Mama
- Big Alley Rat Blues
- Hoodoo Woman Blues
- Soon This Morning No. 2
- Rock And Rye
- She's A Squabblin' Woman
- Alabama Blues
- Gone Mother Blues

Big Maceo
- It's All Up To You
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Macy Special
- Come On Home
- Winter Time Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman
- Big City Blues
- Do You Remember?
- Just Tell Me Baby
- One Sunday Morning
- Leavin' Blues [Fortune 137]
- Have You Heard About It [Fortune 137]
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 [Fortune 805]
- Strange To Me Blues [Fortune 805]
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune LP3002]

Old Tramp OTCD-04
911994Jazz Gillum   Vol. 3   (1941-1946)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- I Got Somebody Else
- Maybe You'll Love Me Too
- It Looks Bad For You
- Me And My Buddy
- It's All Over Now
- War Time Blues
- You Are Doing Me Wrong
- One Letter Home
- Down South Blues
- You Drink Too Much Whiskey
- No Friend Blues
- From Now On
- I'm Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town
- I Couldn't Help It Blues
- My Big Money
- Woke Up Cold In Hand
- Water Pipe Blues
- Tell Me, Mama
- Deep Water Blues
- You're Tearing Your Playhouse Down
- Go Back To The Country
- Five Feet Four
- Afraid To Trust Them
- Whiskey Head Buddies

- Reckless Rider Blues

notes by Keith Briggs



Document CD 5199
921994Jazz Gillum   Vol. 4   (1946-1949)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Fast Woman
- All In All Blues
- Keep On Sailing
- Look On Younder Wall
- Long Razor Blues
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby
- Roll Dem Bones
- Can't Trust Myself
- I'm Not The Lad
- Blues What Am
- Gonna Take My Rap
- You Got To Run Me Down
- Chauffer Blues
- Hand Reader Blues
- Country Woman Blues
- You Should Give Some Away
- Take A Little Walk With Me
- What A Gal
- Signifying Woman
- Devil Blues
- Jazz Gillum's Blues
- Take One More Chance With Me
- Gonna Be Some Shooting
- Look What You Are Today
- A Lie Is Dangerous


notes by Keith Briggs

Document CD 5200
931994The Specialty Story 1944–1964

Big Maceo
- Big City Blues

5 CD set
notes by Billy Vera

Ace / Specialty
5SPCD-4412-2
941995Big Maceo: Worried Life Blues
The Blues Collection Nr. 38

- County Jail Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Anytime For You
- Since You Been Gone
- I Got The Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- Have You Heard About It
- Strange To Me
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Leaving Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing

ed. by Tony Russell



Orbis BLU NC 038
951996Too Late, Too Late   Vol. 5   (1927-64)

Sister Morgan (1927)
- Hurry Down, Sunshine, And See What Tomorrow Brings
Lonnie Johnson (1927)
- Handfull O' Keys
- Searchin' For Flats
Cow Cow Davenport (1928)
- Cow Cow Blues (take B)
Elizabeth Johnson (1928)
- Be My Kid Blues
- Sobbin' Woman Blues
Leroy Carr (1928)
- Box Car Blues
Frank Stokes (1929)
- I'm Going Away Blues
- Old Sometime Blues
Henry Townsend (1931)
- Doctor, Oh Doctor
- Jack Of Diamonds Georgia Rub
Blind Wille McTell (1933)
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 1)
- Love Makin' Mama (take 2)
John (Big Nig) Bray (1934)
- Trench Blues. Leadbelly (1940)
- Didn't Ol' John Cross The Water?
Sonny Terry (1944/45)
- I Have Had My Fun
- Keys To The Highway
Leadbelly (1945)
- Eagle Rock Rag (alt. take)
James 'Jack Of All Trades' McCain (1945)
- Good Mr. Roosevelt
Montana Taylor (1946)
- Lowdown Bugle (take B)
- Detroit Rocks

Big Maceo (c.1950)
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool [Fortune FTS 3012]
Scrapper Blackwell (1959)
- How Long No. 2
Rev. Lonnie Farris (1964)
- Peace In The Valley (Proverb 1001)


notes by Guido van Rijn

Document DOCD 5411
961997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 1

- 609 Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Cat Squirrel - Dr. Ross
- Ten Below Zero (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Cry Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Love You Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Call The Doctor - Dr. Ross

- Worried Life Blues - Maceo Merriweather [Fortune 805]
- I Must've Done Something Wrong - Eddie Kirkland
- New York Breakdown - Dr. Ross
- I Had A Little Dog - Big Jack Reynolds
- Whiskey & Women - John Lee Hooker
- Strange Man - Grace Brim
- Industrial Boogie - Dr. Ross
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Have Mercy On Poor Me - John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker

- Have You Heard About It - Maceo Merriweather [Fortune 137]
- Poker Playing Baby - Harry Willis
- Why Did You Leave - Big Blue Carson
- Take Two Steps Back - Earl Chapman
- Cannonball - Dr. Ross
- Crazy 'Bout That Walk - Sir John Lee Hooker
- I'm On My Merry Way - Joe Weaver

Regency CD RR 119 (Ca)
971997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 2

Dr. Ross - San Francisco Breakdown
John Lee Hooker - Big Fine Woman
Bobo Jenkins - Tell Me Who
Jimmy Milner - Noble's Jump
Dr. Ross - Thirty Two Twenty
James Walton - Miss Jesse James
John Lee Hooker - Blues For Christmas
Big Blue Carson - The Night You Left

Maceo Merriweather - Eloise [Fortune FTS 3012]
John Lee Hooker - Blues For The Big Town
Big Jack Reynolds - Going Down Slow
John Lee Hooker - Juke Hop
Dr. Ross - Sunnyland
Chet Oliver - Going Back To Chicago
Earl Chapman - Lave You Baby
Dr. Ross - Numbers Boogie
Eddie Kirkland - I Need You Baby

Maceo Merriweather - Without You Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune FTS 3002]
John Lee Hooker - We're All God's Chillun
Henry Smith - Dog Me Blues
Calvin Frazier - Lillie Mae
James Walton - Leaving Blues
Bobo Jenkins - Nothing But Love
Big Jack Reynolds - You Won't Treat Me Right
John Lee Hooker - Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)

Regency CD RR 120 (Ca)
981997Big Maceo: The Bluebird Recordings   1941-1942

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone


RCA CD 66715
991997Big Maceo: The Bluebird Recordings   1945-1947

- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Stomp
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman


RCA CD 66716
1001999Tampa Red: Voice Of The Blues

- Uncle Bud
- But They Got It Fixed Right On
- Grievin' And Worryin'
- Turpentine Blues

- Let Me Play With Your Poodle #
- Hard Road Blues
- Boogie Woogie Dance
- Voice Of The Blues
- Give It Up Buddy
- This Ain't No Place For Me
- You Got To Reap What You Sow
- Seminole Blues
- I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move)
- She Said It
- She Loves Just Right
- Bumble Bee
- Taking It And Make My Getaway
- Travel On
- Moanin' Heart Blues
- I Want To Swing
- Prison Bound Blues
- Mean Old Tom Cat Blues (tk 3)
- The Way To Get The Low Down
- Western Bound Blues


# with Big Maceo, p
notes by Keith Briggs



Catfish CD 116
1011999The Essential Recordings of
Tampa Red and Big Maceo
Guitar & Piano Duets

- I Got A Right To Be Blue
- She's Love Crazy
- So Long Baby
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- Can't You Read
- No Baby No
- It's All Up To You
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Gin Head Woman
- Don't Jive It Mama
- Anytime For You
- I Ain't For It
- Kid Man Blues
- I Can't Get Along With You
- Give Me Mine Now
- Come On Home
- I Oughta Bite You
- Corrine Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Play Proof Woman
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Let's Try It Again
- Please Be Careful


Indigo IGCD 2115
1022000Big Maceo: Chicago Breakdown

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Kid Man Blues - I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Stomp
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman

compiled by Joop Visser



Culture Press CP 018 /
Blue Boar CDBB1026 (Fr)
1032001The Best of Big Maceo
with Tampa Red

- Big Road Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- It's All Over Now
- Chicago Breakdown
- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Since You Been Gone
- Anytime For You
- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- So Long Baby
- Bye Bye Baby
- I Got The Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around?


Blues Forever CD 68013
1042003Big Maceo: Chicago Piano   Vol. 1

- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- Texas Blues
- I Got The Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Tuff Luck Blues
- It's All Up To You
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Bye Bye Baby
- Anytime For You
- Since You Been Gone


Fabulous FABCD171 (UK)
1052003Big Maceo: Chicago Piano   Vol. 2

- Kid Man Blues
- Things Have Changed
- Winter Time Bluies
- Chicago Breakdown
- Won't Be a Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Maceo's 32-20
- Texas Stomp
- Come on Home
- Detroit Jump
- My Own Troubles
- I Lost My Little Woman
- I'm So Worried
- It's All Ocer Now
- Broke and Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways


Fabulous FABCD172 (UK)
1062004Big Maceo: Flying Boogie
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order
Volume One   (1941-1945)

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blue
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- It's All Up To You
- Bye, Bye, Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone
- Macy Special (Flying Boogie)
- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles

10 page booklet
by Gillian George

Document DOCD-5673
1072004Big Maceo: Big City Blues
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order
Volume Two   (1945-1950)

- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman
- One Sunday Morning
- Just Tell Me Baby
- Do You Remember?
- Big City Blues
- Leavin' Blues
- Have You Heard About It?
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Strange To Me Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool

6 page booklet
by Gillian George

Document DOCD-5674
1082005Detroit Blues

disk 1
Calvin Frazier
- I'm In The Highway Man
- This Old World's In A Tangle (Fragment)
- Lilly Mae (1)
- Welfare Blues
- Blues
- She's A Double-Crossin' Woman
- Calvin Frazier Interview
- Dirty Dozens, The
- Calvin Frazier Interview
- Boogie-Woogie
- Lilly Mae (2)
- This Old World's In A Tangle
- Highway 51 Blues
Sampson Pittman
- John Henry
- Cotton Farmer Blues
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- Joe Louis
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- Welfare Blues
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- I Been Down In The Circle Before
- Sampson Pittman Interveiw
- Levee Camp Story
- Highway 61 Blues
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (1)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2)


disk 2
John Lee Hooker
- Cold Chills (All Over Me)
- Rock Me Mama
- It Hurts Me So
- I Got Eyes For You
- Key To The Highway
- Bluebird Blues
- It's Been A Long Time Baby
- Ride 'Til I Die
- I Tried Hard
- Rock House Boogie
- It's Stormin' And Rainin'
- Let's Talk It Over
- Cool Little Car
- Lookin' For A Woman
- Boogie Rambler
- No More Doggin'
- Love Money Can't Buy
- Please Take Me Back
- My Baby Don't Love Me
- Pouring Down Rain
- Real, Real Gone
- Guitar Lovin' Man
- Stuttering Blues
- Too Much Boogie
- Need Somebody


disk 3
Baby Boy Warren
- My Special Friend Blues
- Nervy Woman Blues
- Lonesome Cabin Blues
- Don't Want To Skinny Woman
- Forgive Me Darling
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
- I Got Lucky
- Let's Renew Our Love
- Taxi Driver
- Bad Lover Blues
- Sanafee
- Hello Stranger
- Chicken
- Baby Boy Blues
- Chuck-A-Luck
- Mattie Mae
- Santa Fe
- Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me
- Stop Breakin' Down
- It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done
Eddie Kirkland
- That's All Right
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
- No Shoes
- No Shoes
- Mistreated Woman
- Time For My Lovin' To Be Done


disk 4
Eddie Burns
- Papa's Boogie
- Notoriety Woman
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee
- Dealing With The Devil
Henry Smith
- Lonesome Blues
- Good Rockin' Mama
L.C. Green
- Going Down To The River
Sam Kelly
- Ramblin' Around Blues
Robert Richard
- Cadillac Woman
- Wig Wearing Woman
- Root Hog
Walter Mitchell
- Stop Messing Around
- Pet Milk Blues
Joe Von Battle
- Looking For My Woman
Playboy Fuller
- Gonna Play My Guitar
- Sugar Cane Highway
John Brim Combo
- Strange Man
- Mean Man Blues

Big Maceo
- Leavin' Blues [Fortune 137]
- Have You Heard About It [Fortune 137]
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 [Fortune 805]
- Strange To Me Blues [Fortune 805]
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune FTS 3002]
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool [Fortune FTS 3012]
Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera: 1
- Hastings Street Opera: 2 - Detroit Count
4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7736 (UK)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 69
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 29, 55, 517, 590
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 724-725
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, pp. 370-371
- David Harrison: Die Legenden des Blues.- Kφnigswinter 1995
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/bennett.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: RCA 130.246

thanks to Alan Balfour, David Lund, John Clarke and Bob Eagle for additional info / scans

Big Maceo Merriweather, Rose Allen Broonzy, Big Bill Broonzy, Lil Green, 'Jimmy', Lucille Merriweather, Tyrell Dixon c. late 1940s; source: Harrison 1995, p. 25 ('courtesy Mike Rowe'/Lucy Kate Merriweather); damages cleared up by Stefan Wirz
left to right: Big Maceo Merriweather, Rose Allen Broonzy, Big Bill Broonzy,
Lil Green, "Jimmy", Lucille Merriweather, Tyrell Dixon c. late 1940s
source: Harrison 1995, p. 25 ("courtesy Mike Rowe"/Lucy Kate Merriweather); damages cleared up by Stefan Wirz
photo first published in Blues Unlimited 146 (autumn/winter 1984), p. 35

 

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