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Biograph Records
discography

Record label founded and run by Arnold S. Caplin (1929 - 2009)

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

#
year of
release
titlenotes

Man at Work !!!
 

1000 series
Piano Rolls on LP

1001
(19??)
Parlor Piano 1917-27
Blues and Stomps

- Haitian Blues - Fats Waller
- Dixieland Blues - J. Russell Robinson
- You Got Everything A Sweet Mama Needs - Lemuel Fowler
- Eccentricity - James P. Johnson
- Papa-De-Da-Da - Clarence Williams
- One Step Medley No. 2 - Jelly Roll Morton

- Railroad Man - James P. Johnson
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- Gulf Coast Blues - Clarence Johnson
- Hock Shop Blues - Cliff Jackson
- He Used To Be Your Man - J. Lawrence Cook
- Mo'lasses - Luckey Roberts

Biograph BLP-1001Q
1002
(19??)
Fats Waller 1923-1924
Parlor Piano Solos

- Got To Cool My Doggies Now
- Laughing Crying Blues
- Your Time Now
- Snake Hips
- 'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do

- Papa Better Watch Your Step
- Haitian Blues
- Mama's Got The Blues
- Midnight Blues
- Last Go Round Blues
- You Can't Do What My Last Man Did


Biograph BLP-1002Q
1003
(19??)
James P. Johnson 1917-1921
Parlor Piano Solos   Vol. 1

- Carolina Shout 1918
- Carolina Shout 1921
- Eccentricity
- Don't Tell Your Monkey Man
- It Takes To Cure The Heart's Disease
- Loveless Love

- Doctor Jazzes Raz-Ma-Taz
- Roumania
- If You've Never Been Vamped By A Brown Skin, You've Never Been Vamped At All
- Arkansas Blues
- Cry Baby Blues


Biograph BLP-1003Q
1004
(1970)
Jelly Roll Morton 1924-1926
Blues and Stomps from Rare Piano Rolls




Biograph BLP-1004Q
1005
(197?)
Fats Waller: Piano Rolls

- Wild Cat Blues
- The Clearing House Blues
- Jail House Blues
- Do It Mr. So-And-So
- Don't Try To Take My Man Away
- 18th Street Strut

- If I Could Be With You
- Squeeze Me
- A New Kind Of Man
- I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby
- I'm Coming Virginia
- Nobody But My Baby


Biograph BLP-1005Q
1006
(197?)
Scott Joplin - 1916



Biograph BLP-1006Q
1007
(197?)
Broadway Rhythms
Rare Piano Roll Versions from the Musical Comedies of the 20's and 30's



Biograph BLP-1007Q
1008
(197?)
Scott Joplin: Ragtime Volume 2

- The Cascades
- The Favorit
- The Strenuous Life
- Gladiolus Rag
- Nonpareil
- Felicity Rag
- Fig Leaf Rag

- Search Light Rag
- Rose Leaf Rag
- Swipesy
- Peacherine Rag
- Something Doing
- The Sycamore
- Stoptime Rag


Biograph BLP-1008Q
1009
(197?)
James P. Johnson 1917 Vol. 2




Biograph BLP-1009Q
1010
(197?)
Scott Joplin: Ragtime



Biograph BLP-1010Q
1011
(197?)
Eubie Blake: Blues And Rags

- Charleston Rag
- Somebody Done Me Wrong
- Goodnight Angeline
- Shubert Gaieties of 1919
- Gee, I Wish I Had Someone To Rock Me

- Broadway Blues
- Crazy Blues
- Strut Miss Lizzie
- Home Again Blues
- It's Right Here For You
- Fare Thee Honey Blues

Biograph BLP-1011Q
1012
(1972)
Eubie Blake 1921 Vol. 2

- The Good Fellow Blues
- Don't Tell Your Monkey Man
- Boll Weevil Blues
- If You Don't Want Me Blues
- Negro Spirituals

- Wang-Wang Blues
- Roumania
- The Memphis Blues
- Dangerous Blues
- Arkansas Blues
- The Down Home Blues

Biograph BLP-1012Q
1013
(1974)
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls Vol. 4



Biograph BLP-1013Q
1014
(197?)
Scott Joplin: Elite Syncopations
Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls Vol. 5



Biograph BLP-1014Q
1015
(1975)
Fats Waller
Rare Piano Roll Solos Vol. 3



Biograph BLP-1015Q
1016
(1975)
James Scott
Classic Ragtime Rare Piano Rolls



Biograph BLP-1016Q
1017
(1975)
Beautiful Dangerous Rhythm
from Movie Musicals 1934-1947

- The Continental - from "The Gay Divorcee"
- Lullaby Of Broadway - from "Gold Diggers of 1935"
- The Way You Look Tonight - from "Swing Time"
- Sweet Leilani from "Waikiki Wedding"
- Thanks For The Memory from "The Big Broadcast Of 1938"
- Over The Rainbow from "Wizard Of Oz"
- When You Wish Upon A Star from "Pinocchio"

- The Last Time I Saw Paris from "Lady Be Good"
- White Christmas from "Holiday Inn"
- You'll Never Know from "Hello, Frisco, Hello"
- Swinging On A Star from"Going My Way"
- It Might As Well Be Spring from "State Fair"
- On The Atchinson, Topeka And The Santa Fe from "The Harvey Girls"
- Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from "Song From The South"

Biograph BLP-1017Q
1018
(1977)
Makin' Whoopee

- Makin' Whoopee - Max Kortlander
- Luiu's Back In Town - J. Lawrence Cook
- The Lady In Red - George H. Snowhill
- I'm In The Mood For Love - J. Lawrence Cook
- Three Little Words - J. Lawrence Cook
- You Made Me Love You - J. Lawrence Cook
- You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me - J. Lawrence Cook

- I Can't Give You Anything But Love - J. Lawrence Cook
- Love In Bloom - J. Lawrence Cook
- Carioca - J. Lawrence Cook
- Button Up Your Overcoat - J. Lawrence Cook
- Jeepers Creepers - J. Lawrence Cook
- Sweet Georgia Brown - Pete Wendling
- Ain't Misbehavin' - J. Lawrence Cook

from the ORIGINAL PIANO ROLLS, played by Max Kortlander, J. Lawrence Cook, George, H. Snowhill, and Pete Wendling
notes by Joel Bernstein

Biograph BLP-1018Q
1019
(1977)
Thanks For The Memory
Musical Nostalgia from Flicks and Show Biz

- Thanks For The Memory - from "The Big Broadcast Of 1938"
- Two Sleepy People - from "Thanks For The Memory"
- Blue Hawaii - from "Waikiki Wedding"
- On The Good Ship Lollipop from "Bright Eyes"
- My Own True Love (Tara Theme) from "Gone With The Wind"
- Stardust from "Stardust"
- For Me And My Gal from "For Me And My Gal"

- As Time Goes By from "Everybody's Welcome"
- These Foolish Things from "Spread It Abroad"
- It's Only A Paper Moon from "Take A Chance"
- Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from"Buck Privates"
- Chattanooga Choo Choo from "Sun Valley Seranade"
- Stormy Weather from "Stormy Weather"

Biograph BLP-1019Q
 

BLP-12000 series
 

12000
(1968)
Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926-29


notes by Lawrence Cohn

Biograph BLP-12000

= Biograph 6370 901 (F)

12001
(1968)
Ma Rainey: Blues The World Forgot 1924-28


notes by Lawrence Cohn

Biograph BLP-12001
12002
(1968)
O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders: Back Alley Rub 1924-26



Biograph BLP-12002
12003
(1968)
Blake Blind: Bootleg Rum Dum Blues 1926-1930

- Come On Boys, Let's Do That Messin' Around
- Skeedle Loo Doo Blues
- Bucktown Blues
- Black Dog Blues
- Bad Feeling Blues
- That Will Never Happen No More

- Brownskin Mama Blues
- Hey Hey Daddy Blues
- Low Down Loving Gal
- Bootleg Rum Dum Blues
- Playing Policy Blues
- Righteous Blues

Blind Blake discography

notes by Arnold S. Caplin

Biograph BLP-12003

= Blue Moon BMLP 1.044
(UK)

12004
(1968)
Ramblin' Thomas 1928
Chicago Blues

- No Job Blues
- Back Gnawing Blues
- Sawmill Moan
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- Hard To Rule Woman Blues
- No Baby Blues

- Poor Boy Blues
- Ramblin' Man
- Jig Head Blues
- Hard Dallas Blues
- Good Time Blues
- New Way Of Living Blues

Ramblin' Thomas discography

notes by Arnold S. Caplin



Biograph BLP 12004
12005
(1968)
Chicago Jazz 1923-1929



Biograph BLP-12005
12006
(1968)
Clarence Williams' Orchestra 1927-1929


notes by Tom Lord

Biograph BLP-12006

Biograph 6370 908 (F)

12007
(1969)
New York To Chicago 1923-1928


notes by Arnold S. Caplin

Biograph BLP-12007

= Biograph 6370 902 (F)

12008
(1969)
Blind Willie McTell 1949: Trying To Get Home

- Hide Me In The Bosom (R1286)
- Honey It Must Be Love (R1279)
- Sending Up My Timber (R1280-1)
- Sending Up My Timber (R1280-2)
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please (R1281)
- It's My Desire (R1285)

- Trying To Get Home (R1282)
- Don't Forget It (R1266)
- Good Little Thing (R1268)
- You Can't Get Stuff No More (R1269)
- Pal Of Mine - take 2 (R1278)

Blind Willie McTell discography


Biograph BLP-12008
12009
(1969)
Sugar Mama Blues
1949 Postwar Blues

David Wylie (Little David)
- Baby, You Don't Mean Me No Good
- Baby, You're Gonna Change Your Mind
- Shackles Around My Body
Frank Edwards
- Love My Baby ((R-1264) *
Pee Wee Hughes
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Santa Fe Blues
- Shreveport Blues

Curley Weaver
- Brown Skin Woman
- I Keep On Drinkin'
Dennis McMillan
- Woke Up One Morning (tk. 1)
- Woke Up One Morning, (tk. 2)
- Poor Little Angel Girl
- Paper Wooden Daddy (tk. 1)
- Paper Wooden Daddy (tk. 2)

* rec. Aug. 1949 in Atlanta for Regal label; Frank Edwards, voc, g, hca; Curley Weaver, g

Frank Edwards discography

Curley Weaver discography

notes by Chris Albertson



Biograph BLP-12009
12010
(1969)
St. Louis Jimmy / Sunnyland Slim / Little Brother Montgomery: After Hour Blues

St. Louis Jimmy
- Hard Work Boogie
- Your Evil Ways
- I Sit Up All Night
- State Street Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- When I Was Young (Shake It Baby, tk.1)
- When I Was Young (Shake It Baby, tk.2)

Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues #
- A & B Blues #
- After Hour Blues #
- Little Brother Stomp #
- No Special Rider *
- Vicksburg Blues *

# rec. Chicago, 04/19/1949
* rec. Grafton, Wis. c. Sept., 1930 (Paramount 13006)

Little Brother Mo0ntgomery discography

notes by Chris Albertson



Biograph BLP 12010


= Blue Moon BMLP 1.067
(UK 1989)

12011
(1969)
Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Jazz Band: Oh My Babe Blues
Volume 2

- Jealousy Blues
- Shave 'em Dry
- Farewell Daddy Blues
- Oh My Babe Blues
- Don't Fish In My Sea
- Soon This Morning

- Countin' The Blues (tk. 3)
- Sissy Blues
- Log Camp Blues
- Hustlin' Blues
- Ma & Pa Poorhouse Blues
- Big Feelin' Blues
notes by Chris Albertson

Biograph BLP-12011

= Blue Moon BMLP 1.048
(UK)

12012
(1969)
The Red Onion Jazz Band:
There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight !!




Biograph BLP-12012
12013
(1969)
Early Leadbelly: Good Morning Blues
narrated by Woody Guthrie


notes by Chris Albertson

Biograph BLP-12013

=Blue Moon BMLP 1.038
(UK)

12014
(1969)
The Princeton Triangle Jazz Band
College Jazz in the Twenties


1923-32 recordings from this early jazz group which began at Princeton College. Members include Phil Nash, Squirrel Ashcraft & Herb Sanford
notes by Herb Sanford

Biograph BLP-12014
12015
(1969)
Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926-29
Vol. 2: Master Of The Blues

- Deceitful Brownskin Woman
- Lectric Chair Blues
- Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues
- Rambler Blues
- Maltese Cat Blues
- Where Shall I Be
- Booger Rooger Blues
- ...

notes by Chris Albertson



Biograph BLP-12015

= Blue Moon BMLP 1.050
(UK)

12016
(196?)
A Tribute to Skip James
Volume One

- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
- All Night Long
- Worried Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues

- Catfish
- Motherless And Fatherless
- Drunken Spree
- Illinois Blues

rec. Falls Church, Va., 16. Dec. 1964

Skip James discography

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Biograph BLP-12016

Biograph CD 122 (1992)

Biograph CD 30169
(2003)

12017
(1970)
Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis:
When I Lay My Burden Down


Fred McDowell (rec. Febr., 1969)
- If You See My Baby
- John Henry
- Louise
- 61 Highway
- Big Fat Mama
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- Dankin's Farm

Furry Lewis (rec. Nov., 1968)
- Casey Jones (Ramblin' Mind)
- Every Day Of The Week
- Grieve My Mind
- Casey Jones (Ramblin' Mind)
- Beale Street Blues
- When I Lay My Burden Down

Mississippi Fred McDowell discography
Furry Lewis discography
notes by Ernest F. Dyson
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Biograph BLP 12017

= Blue Moon BMLP 1.047
(UK 1988)

12018
(1970)
Tom Winslow: It's The Clear Water

- Hey Looka Yonder (It's The Clearwater)
- When I Get To Glory, I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
- Let Us Sing Together
- Preacher And The Slave
- Fayette County
- Hide Me In The Bosom

- My Dirty Stream (Sailing Down My Dirty Stream)
- If You Love Your Uncle Sam
- God's Gonna Cut You Down
- My God Is Real
- Death Come Creeping
- There's A Bright Side Somewhere
- One Two Three

Biograph BLP-12018
12019
(1970)
Buddy Moss: Rediscovery

- Hurry Home #
- Red River Blues #
- Pushin' It #
- Comin' Back #
- How I Feel Today #
- That'll Never Happen No More #
- Oh Lordy Mama #

- Sitting On Top Of The World *
- Kansas City *
- It Was In The Weary Hour Night
- Chesterfield
- I've Got To Keep To The Highway
- Come On Around To My House *
- Step It Up And Go *

- Everyday Seems Like Sunday
- I Got A Woman, Don't Mean Me No Good *
- Betty And Dupree *
- Every Day, Every Day *

rec. on June 10, 1966 at a Washington, D.C. concert for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Buddy Moss, voc, g with Jeff Espina on harmonica;
* John Jackson (billed as "J.J.") second guitar on some tracks
"Liner Notes: Pete Lowrey, Blue Unlimited" [sic]

# on CD only (additional live tracks from elsewhere)

Buddy Moss discography

notes by Pete Lowry and
Chuck & Nan Perdue



Biograph BLP-12019


= Biograph BCD-139 (1995)
"Atlanta Blues Legend"

12020
(1970)
The California Ramblers 1925-1927
Miss Annabelle Lee




Biograph BLP-12020
12021
(1970)
Hallelujah! Here Comes The California Ramblers 1925-1929



Biograph BLP-12021
12022
(1970)
Ethel Waters: Oh Daddy! 1921-1924


notes by Chris Albertson

Biograph BLP-12022

= Biograph 6370900 (F)

12023
(1970)
Blind Blake: Search Warrant Blues 1926-32
Volume Two

- Blake's Worried Blues
- Tampa Bound
- Southern Rag
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- Search Warrant Blues
- Sweet Papa Low Down

- Doin' A Strech
- Poker Woman Blues
- Police Dog Blues
- Diddle Wa Diddle
- Depression Has Gone From Me Blues
- Champagne Charlie Is My Name

Blind Blake discography

notes by Ernest F. Dyson

Biograph BLP-12023
12024
(1970)
Johnny Dodds & Tommy Ladnier 1923-1928


notes by Chris Albertson

Biograph BLP-12024
12025
(197?)
Sam Wooding & his Chocolate Dandies

Berlin 1925
- O Katharina #
- Shanghai Shuffle #
- Alabamy Bound tk 1 #
- Alabamy Bound tk 2 #
- By The Waters Of Minnetonka #
Barcelona 1929
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Freddy Johnson, voc)
- Bull Foot Stomp (Freddy Johnson, voc)
- Carrie (Willie Lewis, Jerry Blake, Freddy Johnson, Tom Fields, voc)

- Tiger Rag
- Sweet Black Blues (Bobby Martin, Willie Lewis, Jerry Blake, voc)
- Indian Love (Tom Fields, voc)
- Ready For The River (Jerry Blake, voc)
- Mammy's Prayer (Willie Lewis, voc)
- My Pal Called Sal (Willie Lewis, voc)
- Krazy Kat (Willie Lewis, voc)
Paris 1963
- I Got Rhythm

Sam Wooding, p; # Tommy Ladnier, cornet; Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, tr; Gene Sedric, ten clarinet; Willie Lewis, alt clarinet; Albert Wynn, tromb; Bobby Martin, cornet, tr




Biograph BLP-12025
12026
(1971)
Ethel Waters: Jazzin' Babies Blues 1921-1927
Vol. 2

- The N.y. Glide
- At The New Jump Steady Ball
- Dying With The Blues
- Kiss Your Pretty Baby Nice
- Jazzin' Babies' Blues
- Kind Lovin' Blues
- Kind Lovin' Blues

- Brown Baby
- Ain't Goin' Marry
- You'll Need Me When I'm Long Gone
- I Want Somebody All My Own
- Black Spatch Blues
- One Sweet Letter From You

Albury's Blue & Jazz Seven; Ethel Water's Jazz Masters; Fletcher Henderson; Joe Smith's Jazz Masters; Lovie Austin

notes by Chris Albertson

Biograph BLP-12026
12027
(19??)
This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix
the gospel according to ...

Rev. Dr. J. Gordon McPherson
- This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix (excerpts from sermon)
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Old Time Religion
- I Wish I Was In Heaven
- Holy Ghost Train
- The Gamblin' Man
Fred McDowell
- Jesus Is On The Main Line
- See What My Lord Has Done
Skip James
- Let Jesus Lead You

Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Jordan
Sam Collins
- Devil In The Lion's Den
Rev. Moses Mason
- Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream
Washington Phillips
- You Can't Stop A Tattler
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- I Want to Be Like Jesus in My Heart
- All I Want Is That Pure Religion
- He Arose From The Dead
notes by
Richard K. Spottswood
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Biograph BLP 12027

more info

12028
(1974)
Larry Johnson:
Country Blues


- Blood Red River
- One Room Country Shack
- Saturday Evening Blues
- Peace Breakin' People
- Walking Blues
- Mama-Less Rag

- Red River Dam Blues
- Nobody's Biz-Ness
- Midnight Hour Blues
- When Things Go Wrong
- Tell Me Mama

rec. Febr. 2, 1971; prod. by Arnold S. Caplin; Larry Johnson, voc, g; John Hammond, hca & national steel g; vocal duet track 5

Larry Johnson discography

notes by Chris Albertson
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Biograph BLP-12028


= Biograph CD 138 (1995)
Midnight Hour Blues

more info / liner notes

12029
(19??)
Skip James: King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Early Blues Recordings 1931

- Throw Me Down
- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader

- Be Ready When He Comes
- Little Cow & Calf
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay
- Special Rider Blues *
- I'm So Glad *

"Recordings Dates:
All in Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931, except 'Throw Me Down' which is from a test pressing, previously unissued, bearing Skip James' name. According to the master number, the recording date is approximately Oct., 1928.
* 'Special Rider Blues' and 'I'm So Glad' were recorded December 16, 1964"

[The attribution of "Throw Me Down" to Skip James is a mistake!]

Skip James discography

notes by Stephen Calt
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Biograph BLP-12029
12030
(1971)
The Legendary Reverend Gary Davis: New Blues and Gospel

- How Happy I Am (5:13)
- I Heard The Angels Singing (4:00)
- Samson And Delilah (4:48)
- Children Of Zion (4:00)
- Soon My Work Will Be All Done (4:09)

- Talk On The Corner (4:01)
- Sally, Where'd You Get Your Whiskey?(4:15)
- Hesitation Blues (4:54)
- Whistling Blues (5:14)
- Lost John (3:42) #

rec. March 17, 1971 at Sherman Fairchild Studio in New York City, NY; Gary Davis, voc, g, # hca solo
front cover photo by Arnold S. Caplin
notes by Stephan [sic] Calt









Biograph BLP-12030

notes by Stephan [sic] Calt







= Blue Moon BMLP 1.040
(UK 1987)




= Sutro Park SP-1018
(2011, 180 g LP)

12031
(1971)
Blind Blake: No Dough Blues 1926-29
Volume Three

- West Coast Blues
- Early Morning Blues
- Too Tight
- Stonewall Street Blues
- Hard Road Blues
- Sea Bord Stomp

- No Dough Blues
- Panther Squall Blues
- Walking Across The Country
- Notoriety Woman Blues
- Hokworm Blues
- Slippery Rag

Blind Blake discography

notes by Stephen Calt


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Biograph BLP-12031
12032
(1971)
Ma Rainey: Queen Of The Blues Volume 3


notes by Barbara
and Arnold Caplin

Biograph BLP-12032

= Biograph (6370 903 F)
= Riverside RM 8807
= Pierre Cardin PC 93.516
= Mercury 6332.985 (F)

12033
(1971)
Bob and Evelyne Beers, The Boyer Family, and Martha and Eric Nagler: The Seasons Of Peace
A Great Family Sings with Friends of Fiddler's Green
- Run Like A Deer
- The Seasons of Peace
- The Song of the Virgin
- The Blue Spring Rain
- Three Little Drummers From Africa
- I Got a Bird That Whistles
- The Ladybug Song
- Simple Gifts

- Fiddler's Green
- Two Foxes
- Kitty Alone
- Dumbarton's Drums
- Green Gravel
- The Peace Carol
- The Blackhawk Waltz

Bob & Evelyne Beers; Martha & Eric Nagler; The Boyer Family


Biograph BLP-12033
12034
(1971)
The Legendary Reverend Gary Davis: Blues and Gospel Vol. 2
Lord I Wish I Could See

- You Better Get Right (= "Sun Is Going Down") (3:48)
- Lord I Wish I Could See (= "There Was A Time When I Was Blind") (2:44)
- Be Mindfull Of Your Sacrament (= "Mind How You're Living") (5:53)
- Down By The River (2:44)

- Eagle Rocking Blues (3:48)
- Candy Man (instr) # (1:50)
- Crow Jane (instr) (2:41)
- Cocaine Blues (3:06)
- I'll Do My Last Singing (6:23)

rec. March 17, 1971 at Sherman Fairchild Studio in New York City, NY; Gary Davis, voc, g; # Larry Breezer, g
front cover photo by Arnold S. Caplin
notes by Don Kent







Biograph BLP-12034
12035
(1971)
Blind Willie McTell & Memphis Minnie:
Love Changin' Blues


Blind Willie McTell
- Love Changing Blues (R1270-1) #
- Savannah Mama (R1271-1) #
- Talkin' To You Mama (R1272-1) #
- East St. Louis (R1273-1) #
- Wee Midnight Hours (R1274-1) #
- Pal Of Mine - take 1 (R1277-1) #

Memphis Minnie
- Down Home Girl (R1214-1) *
- Night Watchman Blues - take 1 (R1215-1) *
- Night Watchman Blues - take 2 (R1215-2) *
- Why Did I Make You Cry (R1216-1) *
- Kid Man Blues (R1217-2) *
Jimmy Rogers
- Ludella (R1218-2)

Blind Willie McTell discography

notes by Don Kent





Biograph BLP-12035

= Blue Moon 1.073
(UK 1989)

12036
(1971)
Dan Smith: God Is Not Dead

- Life Is Sweet
- Do You Know The Lord Laid His Hand On You
- Seminary vs. Calgary
- This Is The Lord's House
- I'm Moving On
- Long Handle Spoon

- Babylon Is Falling Down
- Go Ye And Preach My Gospel
- Where Shall I Be When The First Trumpet Sounds
- At The Table With The Lord
- Jesus Is Coming Back
- Every Day Will Be Sunday
- God Is Not Dead



Biograph BLP-12036
12037
(1972)
Blind Blake: Rope Stretching Blues Vol. 4 1926-1931

- West Coast Blues (tk. 1)
- Early Morning Blues (tk. 2)
- Down The Country
- Black Biting Bee Blues
- One Time Blues
- Dry Bone Shuffle (4462-3)
- Doggin' Me Mama Blues
- Goodbye Mama Moan

- Lead Hearted Blues
- Let Your Love Come Down
- Fighting The Jug
- Hastings Street
- Too Tight Blues No. 2
- Georgia Bound
- Rope Stretchin' Blues, Part 1
- Rope Stretchin' Blues, Part 2

Blind Blake discography

notes by Arnold S. Caplin

Biograph BLP-12037
12038
(1972)
Clarence Williams Orchestra Vol. 2 1927-1928



Biograph BLP-12038
12039
(196?)
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra 1923-1927


notes by Walter C. Allen

Biograph BLP-12039

= Biograph 6370 909 (F)

12040
(1972)
Blind Lemon Jefferson / Son House

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
- Delta Blues *

Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Wartime Blues
- Weary Dog Blues
- Gone Dead On You Blues
- One Dime Blues
- Lemon's Cannonball Moan
- Eagle Eyed Mama
- Dynamite Blues
- Big Night Blues

Eddie James House, Jr. (Son House), voc, g; * Leroy Williams, hca
Blind Lemon Jefferson, voc, g

Son House discography

notes by Arnold S. Caplin





Biograph BLP-12040

= Blue Moon BMLP 1.037
(UK)

12041
(1972)
Mississippi & Beale Street Sheiks 1927 - 1932
Sittin' On Top Of The World

The Mississippi Sheiks
- I'll Be Gone, Long Gone
- Please Baby
- Don't Wake It Up
- Go Away Woman
- New Shake That Thing
- Isn't A Pain To Me
- The New Sittin' On Top Of The World
- The New Stop And Listen Blues

The Beale Street Sheiks
- Last Go Round
- Jazzin' The Blues
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It
- Blues In "D"
- You Shall
- It's A Good Thing
- Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon
- Sweet To Mama
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Biograph BLP-12041
12042
(1972)
Papa Charlie Jackson 192c. May 1928

- Coal Man Blues
- Maxwell Street Blues
- All I Want Is A Spoonful
- Butter And Egg Man Blues
- The Cat's Got The Measles
- Hot Papa Blues
- Skoodle-Um-Skoo

- Sheik Of Desplaines Street
- Ash Tray Blues
- No Need Of Knockin' On The Blind
- Jungle Man Blues
- I Got What It Takes But It Breaks My Heart To Give It Away
- Take Me Back Blues
- Mama Don't You Think I Know?

Papa Charlie Jackson discography

notes by Don Kent

Biograph BLP 12042
12043
(1972)
Chicago Jazz 1925-1929 Volume 2



Biograph BLP-12043
12044
(1972)
Johnny Shines: Sitting On Top Of The World

LP track sequence:
- Delta Pine
- Pony Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Dynaflow Blues
- Glad Rags
- Pet Rabbit

- Ramblin' Blues
- Tell Me Mama
- Bumble Bee Blues
- It Ain't Nobody's Fault But Mine
- Arguing And Boodling
- Sittin' On Top Of The World

CD track sequence:
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Ramblin' Blues
- Tell Me Mama
- Bumble Bee Blues
- It Ain't Nobody's Fault But Mine
- Arguing And Boodling
- Delta Pine
- Pony Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Dynaflow Blues
- Glad Rags
- Pet Rabbit
- Little Wolf #
- Jim String #

# CD bonus tracks (from Biograph BLP 12048)

Johnny Shines discography

notes by Chris Lornell







Biograph BLP 12044


(=) Biograph CD 121 (1991)
"Traditional Delta Blues"

12045
(1972)
Bob & Evelyne Beers: Golden Skein



Biograph BLP-12045
12046
(1972)
Welcome To Caffe Lena

Michael Cooney
- Lena Won't You Open Your Door
Bill Vanaver
- Cluck Old Hen
Paul Geremia
- Elegant Hobo
Bob & Evelyne Beers
- Belles Of Cheyenne
Lou Killen
- The Blacksmith
High Level Ranters
- The Clog Hornpipe / Harvest Home

Rosalie Sorrels
- Come On Friend
Patrick Sky
- Giovani Montini, The Pope
Bottle Hill
- Blue Birds Singing In The Blue Ridge Mountains
Hedy West
- Whore's Lament
Bruce Phillips
- Daddy What's A Train
Lena Spencer
- Sweet Little Cafe In A Square
Frank Wakefield
- Tarry Not
notes by Michael Cooney
and Bill Spence



Biograph BLP-12046
12047
(1973?)
Black And White Ragtime



Biograph BLP-12047
12048
(1974)
Johnny Shines and Company
accompanied by Dave Bromberg and his band

LP track sequence:
- Little Wolf #
- Mr. Cover Shaker
- Shotgun Whupin'
- Lost Love Letter Blues *
- Stand By Me

- Blood Ran Like Wine
- Chief Tuscaloosa *
- I'm Getting Old
- Mother's Place
- Jim String #

# reissued on Biograph CD 121
* not reissued on CD

CD track sequence:
- Devil's Daughter #
- Look Behind The Door #
- Two Steps To Hell #
- Face In The Courthouse #
- Blood Ran Like Wine #
- May I Apologize #
- Blood Ran Like Wine
- I'm Getting Old
- Mother's Place
- Mr. Cover Shaker
- Shotgun Whupin'
- Stand By Me

# on CD only (from Biograph BLP 12044)

rec. at the Shaggy Dog Studio; Johnny Shines, voc, g; David Bromberg acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin; prod by David Bromberg

Johnny Shines discography

notes by Barbara Caplin
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click to blow up !
Biograph BLP-12048


Blue Moon BMLP 1.065
(UK 1988?)

notes by Brett J. Bonner

(=) Biograph CD 125 (1992)
"Mr. Cover Shaker"

12049
(1974)
Bukka White:
Big Daddy


- Black Cat Bone Blues
- 1936 Triggertoe
- Cryin` Holy Unto The Lord
- Shake My Hand Blues
- Sic `Em Dogs On
- Gibson Hill

- Mama Don` `Low
- Hot Springs Arkansas
- Jelly Roll Workin` Man
- Black Crepe Blues
- Glory Bound Train
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

on CD only:
- Hobo Blues

Bukka White discography



click to read liner notes !
Biograph BLP-12049


= Blue Moon BMLP 1039
(UK)


= Biograph CD 34010 (2004)

12050
(1975)
Blind Blake: That Lovin' I Crave 1926-1930

- Tottie Blues
- That Loving I Crave
- Chump Man Blues
- Baby Lou Blues
- Cold Love Blues
- Diddie Wa Diddie No. 2
- Hard Pushing Papa

- State Street Men Blues
- Wilson Dam
- Doggin' Me Mama Blues
- Itching Heel
- Good Gal
- I Was Afraid Of That, Part 2
- Hometown Skiffle, Part 1

Blind Blake discography

notes by Joel Bernstein


click to read notes !
Biograph BLP-12050
12051
(1975)
A Place To Be
Fox Hollow Festival 10th Anniversary Album Volume 1

Biograph 12051 (first edition 1975)
Len Chandler
- Lovin' People (1967) #
Pat Sky
- She's Up For Grabs (1968)
Michael Cooney
- Be Kind To Your Parents (1969) #
Dave Bromberg & John Hartford
- The Holdup (1971) #
Douglas Neidt
- Argentine Folk Dance (1971)
Dan Smith, Bessie Jones, Doris Frazier, Robert Caplin
- Something Down In Me (1971)
Lorre Wyatt
- Clearwater (1974) #
Lou & Sally Killen
- Thousand Or More (1973) #
Martha Nagler
- The Lone Pilgrim - (1971)
The Boys Of The Lough
- Lament (1973) #

Michael Cooney
- Watermelon Song (1969) #
Sandy Paton & The Golden Ring
- Wild Mt. Thyme & The Hunt (1971)
John Hartford, Dave Brober, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, Alan Stowell
- Babe, You've Been On My Mind (1971) #
Gordon Bok
- Leaving Glen Aben (1972) #
Joe Hickerson
- Maid On The Shore (1974)
John Wright
- Jew's Harp Solo (1974)
Susan Boyer
- Bell Song (1974)
Evelyn Beers
- Green Gravel (1974)
R. U. Brown
- Highland Bagpipe Playing (1971)
Bob Beers
- Closing Speech (1971)


Biograph 12051 (revised edition 1976)
Roger Sprung
- June Apple (1967) #
Pat Sky
- She's Up For Grabs (1968)
John Jackson
- Bad Badman (1969) #
Sandy Paton & The Golden Ring
- Wild Mt. Thyme (1970)
Douglas Neidt
- Argentine Folk Dance (1971)
Dan Smith with Bessie Jones
- Something Down In Me (1971)
Bottle Hill
- Sittin' On Top Of The World (1972) #

Joe Hickerson
- Maid On The Shore (1972)
Craig Morton
- Go To Sea No More (1973) #
John Wright
- Jews Harp Solo (1974)
Susan Boyer
- Bell Song (1974)
Evelyne Beers
- Green Gravel (1974)
R. U. Brown
- Highland Bagpipe Playing (1971)
Bob Beers
- closing speech (1971)

# on first resp. revised edition only


Biograph BLP-12051
(first edition)




Biograph BLP-12051
(revised edition)

12052
(1975)
You Got Magic
Fox Hollow Festival 10th Anniversary Album Volume 2

Biograph 12052 (first edition 1975)
Bodie Wagner
- The Other Side Of Freedom #
Sparky Rucker
- Here Rattler
Jean Ritchie
- Charlies Neat & Charlies Sweet
Sweet Potato Pie: Doug and Lana Allen
- My Old Lady
Johnny Shines & David Bromberg
- Worried Blues
Bob Coltman
- Rocky Island
Jim Ringer, Jay Unger, Lynn Unger
- Baby Rocked Her Dolly #
Bruce "Utah" Phillips
- Children's Liberation Song
John Herald, ALan Stowell, Jay Unger, Saul Brody
- Ruby

Jane Voss
- Standing Behind Some Man #
Bodie Wagner
- Magic Mojo #
Tony Barrand, John Roberts, Cliff Haslam
- Three Jolly Lads #
Kenny Hall & Sweets Mill String Band
- Coldrush
Frankie Armstrong & Friends
- Lord Bateman
Holly Tannen, Alistair Anderson
- Lord Edgecomb #
Calliope's Children Stell Band & The Invermark Pipers
- Scotland the Brave
Bruce "Utah" Phillips
- Touch Me #


Biograph 12052 (revised edition 1976)
Sparky Rucker
- Here Rattler (1974)
Jean Ritchie
- Charlie's Neat & Charlie's Sweet (1974)
Doug Johnson & Lana Pettey
- My Old Lady (1973)
Johnny Shines
- Worried Blues (1973)
Bob Coltman
- Rocky Island (1974)
Bruce Phillips
- Children's Liberation Song (1974)
John Herald & Jay Unger
- Ruby (1973)

Kenny Hall & Sweets Mill String Band
- Goldrush (1973)
Frankie Armstrong
- Lord Bateman (1974)
Calliope's Children Steel Band & The Invermark Pipers
- Scotland The Brave (1974)
Ebenezer
- Sandy River Belle (1975) #
Gordon Bok
- Mister I Don't Mind (1975) #
Lorre Wyatt & John Guth
- A Toast To The Times (1975) #
Bill Stanies
- Happy Yodel (1975) #
Margaret Christl & Ian Robb
- Mingelay Boat Song (1975) #

# on first resp. revised edition only




Biograph BLP-12052
(revised edition)
12053
(1975)
Dan Smith: Now Is The Time

- Hop Light Miss Bell
- God Don't Like It
- Fox Chase
- Jews Harp
- Cotton Needs Picking
- Barb A Needle

- The Train
- Lining The Track
- Depressed
- Rockaby Baby
- Now Is The Time



Biograph BLP-12053
12054
(1977)
Eddie Cantor: Rare Early Recordings

- Margie
- I Wish That I'd Been Born In Borneo
- Don't Put A Tax On The Beautiful Girls
- You Don't Need Wine To Have A Wonderful Time
- I Never Knew
- Oh! The Last Rose Of Summer

- Dixie Made US Jazz Band Mad
- And She Gave Them All The Ha Ha Ha
- When It Comes To Loving The Girls, I'm Way Ahead Of The Times
- Anna In India
- You'd Be Suprised
- You Oughta See My Baby

Biograph BLP-12054
12055
(1977)
Earl 'Fatha' Hines: Solo Walk In Tokyo

- S'Wonderful
- Oh, Lady Be Good
- Night In Trinidad
- My Ship
- Honeysuckle Rose

- Ain't Misbehavin'
- I'll Follow You
- My Blues
- Tea For Two
- Embraceable You

Biograph BLP-12055
12056
(1977)
Earl 'Fatha' Hines In New Orleans



Biograph BLP-12056
12057
(197?)
Jazz In The Vertical Groove



Biograph BLP-12057
12058
(1978)
The New Sunshine Jazz Band: Too Much Mustard
Early Jazz & Ragtime Dances



Biograph BLP-12058
12059
(1978)
Thad Jones: Greetings & Salutations
with Mel Lewis and Jan Faddis



Biograph BLP-12059
12060
(1978)
Jimmy Rainey: Too Marvelous For Words



Biograph BLP-12060
12061
(1978)
Lucky Thompson: Lullabye In Rhythm



Biograph BLP-12061
12062
(1979)
Zoot Sims: One To Blow On



Biograph BLP-12062
12063
(1979)
Al Cohn: Be Loose



Biograph BLP-12063
12064
(1980)
Zoot Sims: The Big Stampede



Biograph BLP-12064
12065
(1980)
Randy Weston: How High The Moon



Biograph BLP-12065
12066
(1980)
Paul Quinchette: The Kid From Denver



Biograph BLP-12066

= Biograph CD 136

12067
(1980)
Oscar Brand & The Secret Band: American Dreamer



Biograph BLP-12067
12068
(1980)
Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Paul Quinchette:
Tenors Anyone?


- Skull Buster
- Ante Room
- In A Pinch
- These Foolish Things
- Blues For The Month Of May
- Along About This Time Of The Year


Biograph BLP-12068
 

RC-6000 series
 

6001
(1963?)
West Maryland Highballers

- I Get My Whiskey From Rockingham
- Rome, Georgia Bound
- Jolking Georgia Rag
- Ain't Gonna Lay My Armor Down
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- Do Lord Remember Me
- Death Of John Kennedy

- Susie
- Flat Pine Waltz
- All Account Of Somebody
- Bully Of The Town
- Atlanta Rag
- Rabbit In A Pea Patch
- Sourwood Mountain

This is the same group as Jolly Joe and his Jug Band, led by Joe Bussard and Bob Coltman; from Fonotone singles

Biograph RC-6001
6002
(1968)
Fields & Wade Ward: Country Music

- Riley And Spencer
- Winkin' Eye
- Little Birdie
- One Eyed Sam
- Sweet William
- Hobo John

- The Allen Clan
- Cold Icy Floor
- Cruel Slavery Days
- Round Town Girls
- John Hardy
- Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
- Wade's Fox Chase

notes by Richard Nevins

Biograph RC-6002
6003
(1968)
The Original Bogtrotters

- Jessie James
- Cold Icy Floor
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Ain't That Trouble In Mind
- Old Jimmy Sutton
- Shoo Fly
- Sugar Hill

- Who Broke The Lock
- John Henry
- Hop Up Ladies
- Western Country
- Fortune
- Deadheads And Suckers
- Piney Woods Girl Of North Carolina


Biograph RC-6003
6004
(19??)
Betsy Rutherford: Traditional Country Music

- Faded Coat Of Blue
- Rain And Snow
- John Hardy
- The West Virginia Mine Disaster
- Tramp On The Street

- Boys, Be Good To Dear Old Dad
- Drunkard's Doom
- Blue
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- Amazing Grace


Biograph RC-6004
6005
(19??)
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers



Biograph RC-6005
6006
(1972)
Bottle Hill: A Rumor In Their Own Time





Biograph RC-6006
6007
(197?)
Ebenezer: Tell It To Me



Biograph RC-6007
6008
(1976)
Fox Hollow Lodge String Band Festival Vol. 1 Comin' Home

Bottle Hill
Hotmud Family
Delaware Water Gap
- Golden Slippers
Wretched Refuse String Band
- Hell Among The Yearlings
- Down Yonder
Ebenezer
- Growling Old Man And Woman
- Polly Put The Kettle On


Biograph RC-6008
6009
(1976)
Bottle Hill: Light Our Way Along The Highway



Biograph RC-6009
6010
(1976)
Nick Seeger: Sail On Flying Dutchman



Biograph RC-6010
6011
(1981)
Nee Ningy Band!!: Get Nung!

- Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Have A Good Time
- The Pace-Egging Song
- Battle Cry Of Munster
- J'ai passé ta porte
- Annie Had A Baby

- Parade
- Bonaparte's Retreat
- Fiddler A Dram
- Bamako Bop
- La porte en arričre
- Groundhog Blues
- Danse Royale"

rec.1980-81 in the studios of WUNC Radio, Chapel Hill, NC (except for five live cuts)

Biograph RC-6011
 

BLP C series
 

BLP-C-14
(1973)
Blind Willie McTell: Death Cell Blues
1929 - 1933

- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Kind Mama
- Talkin' To Myself
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues

- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Warm It Up To Me
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Death Cell Blues
- Southern Can Mama

Blind Willie McTell discography

notes by Anonymous
(transmitted from Melodeon 7323)







Biograph BLP-C-14

Biograph discography

BLP-C-15
(1973)
Big Bill Broonzy: 1930s Blues

- Long Tall Mama (2:54)
- You Know I Gotta Reason (2:54)
- Oh Babe 3:04)
- Black Widow Spider (3:09)
- Cherry Hill (3:20)
- Come Up To My House (3:20)
- Get Away (2:59)

- Little Bug (3:09)
- Horny Frog (3:07)
- Hattie Blues (2:45) [previously unissued]
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (2:59)
- Tell Me Baby (3:03)
- Hard Hearted Woman 3:08)
- I'm Woke Up Now (3:03)

prod. by Arnold S. Caplin
notes by Kip Lornell







Biograph BLP-C-15


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Biograph ASC-4

thanks to Thomas Stern, Alan Balfour, Dan Vernhettes, Görgen Antonsson, Jan Thomas and Dave Ebel for additional information /scans

 

 

Stefan Wirz


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