I S H M O N   B R A C E Y; source: Blues Unlimited No. 142, Summer 1982 ('courtesy Gayle Dean Wardlow')
source: Blues Unlimited No. 142, Summer 1982
("courtesy Gayle Dean Wardlow")

Ishmon
Bracey

a/k/a Ishman Bracey 1)
b. January 9, 1901 in Byram, Mississippi
d. February 12, 1970 in Jackson, Mississippi

discography

1) "Bracey's first name is Ishmon, not Ishman, his wife Annie said.
She said he was named after an Old Testament character."
(Gayle Dean Wardlow 1998, p. 45)

2) The guitar Bracey's holding is a Stromberg (with an asymmetrical headstock - lower string side more "protruding" than higher string side!), which signifies that the originally published photo actually must have been flipped on its way to publication. That doesn't necessarily mean that Bracey was a left-handed guitar player, because we also have a Big Joe Williams photo (undisputed a right-hand player!) holding his guitar equally "wrong way round" for a photo shooting!

I S H M O N   B R A C E Y; source: Front cover of Yazoo CD 2002
source: Front cover of Yazoo CD 2002, mirror imaged by Stefan Wirz 2)

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

Ishmon Bracey 78 rpm / EP / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
Since this ain't no museum, my aim is not to depict actually existing specimen of 78 rpm records,
but to show the labels as pristine as workmanlike possible

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11928Ishman Bracey

- Saturday Blues (41842-1)   @ youtube
- Left Alone Blues (41843-2)   @ youtube

rec. February 4, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, TN; Ishman Bracey, voc, g; Charlie McCoy, g



Victor 21349
 1928Rosie Mae Moore

- School Girl Blues (41832-2)   @ youtube
- Stranger Blues (41833-2)
#   @ youtube

rec. February 3, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, TN; Rosie Mae Moore, voc; Charlie McCoy [# Ishman Bracey], g

Victor 21408
21928Ishman Bracy [sic]

- Brown Mamma [sic] Blues (45459-2) #   @ youtube
- Trouble-Hearted Blues (45460-1) *   @ youtube

rec. August 31, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Ishman Bracey, voc, g; # Charlie McCoy, mandolin; unknown (poss. Charlie McCoy), sp



Victor 21691
31928Ishman Bracey

- Leavin' Town Blues (45458-2) #   @ youtube
- The Four Day Blues (45461-1,-2) *   @ youtube

rec. August 31, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Ishman Bracey, voc, g; # Charlie McCoy, mandolin; unknown (poss. Charlie McCoy), sp

Victor V38560
   

- Leavin' Town Blues (45458-1) #
- Brown Mamma Blues (45459-1) #
- Trouble Hearted Blues (45460-2) *

rec. August 31, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Ishman Bracey, voc, g; # Charlie McCoy, mandolin; unknown (poss. Charlie McCoy), sp
Victor unissued
41929Ishman Bracey And New Orleans Nehi Boys

- Jake Liquor Blues (L-225-3)   @ youtube
- Family Stirving [sic = striving] (L-226-1) #   @ youtube

rec. November/December 1929 in Grafton, Wis.; Ishman Bracey, voc, g; 'Kid' Ernest Moliere, cl; Charles Taylor, p, # sp

Paramount 12941
51929Charley Taylor and Ishman Bracey

- Where My Shoes At (L-254-1) #   @ Spotify
- Too Damp To Be Wet (L-253-1)   @ Spotify

rec. November/December 1929 in Grafton, Wis.; Charles Taylor, voc, p, # sp; # Ishman Bracey, sp



Paramount 12949
61930Ishman Bracey

- Woman Woman Blues (L-239-2)   @ youtube
- Suitcase Full Of Blues (L-240-1)   @ youtube

rec. c.January 1930 in Grafton, Wis.; Ishman Bracey, voc, g

Paramount 12970
71930New Orleans Nehi Boys

- Mobile Stomp (L-233-1) #   @ youtube
- Farish St. Rag (L-234-1)   @ youtube

rec. c.January 1930 in Grafton, Wis.; 'Kid' Ernest Moliere, cl; Charles Taylor, p; Ishman Bracey, g, # voc

Paramount 12980
81930Ishman Bracey And New Orleans Nehi Boys

- Bust Up Blues (L-241-2)   @ youtube
- Pay Me No Mind (L-242-2)   @ youtube

rec. c.January 1930 in Grafton, Wis.; Ishman Bracey, voc, g; 'Kid' Ernest Moliere, cl; Charles Taylor, p

Paramount 13038
91930Ishman Bracey

- Low Down Blues
- Run To Me At Night

rec. c.January 1930 in Grafton, Wis.; Ishman Bracey, voc, g

Paramount ??????
[record never surfaced]
101930Chocolate Brown / Charles Taylor

Chocolate Brown
- You've Got What I Want (L-348-2 ???) #

Charles Taylor
- P.C. Railroad Blues *

# rec. May 28, 1930 in Grafton, Wis.; Irene Scruggs, voc, Blind Blake, g
* rec. c.December 1929 in Grafton, Wis.; Charles Taylor, voc, prob. own p; prob. 'Kid' Ernest Moliere, cl; prob. Ishman Bracey and/or Tommy Johnson, g

Paramount 13121
[record never surfaced]

EP / LP / CD compilations
111953Kings of the blues
backgrounds of jazz vol. 3

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- This Morning She Was Gone
Furry Lewis
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Dry Land Blues

Frank Stokes
- Down Town Blues
- T'ain't Nobody's Business

Ishman Bracey
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mamma Blues


10 inch LP
notes by Bill Grauer, Jr.
and Orrin Keepnews
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
RCA "X" LVA-3032
12c.1962Really! The Country Blues 1927-1933

Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues
William Moore
- Old Country Rock
Son House
- My Black Mama, Parts 1 and 2
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- France Blues
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman

Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues

Sam Collins
- The Jail House Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama
Henry Sims
- Tell Me Man Blues
Buster Johnson
- Undertaker Blues
Henry Thomas
- Don't Ease Me In
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - part 2
notes by
Gayle Dean Wardlow
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Origin Jazz Library OJL-2

OJL discography

13c.1965Country Blues Encores 1927-1935

Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
Henry Sims
- Farrell Blues
Rube Lacey
- Mississippi Jailhouse Groan
Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues
John Byrd
- Old Timbrook Blues
Skip James
- I'm So Glad

Red Hot Old Man Mose
- Molly Man
Garfield Akers
- Jumpin And Shoutin Blues
Charlie Jordan
- Keep It Clean
Bill Wilber
- My Babe, My Babe
The Mississippi Moaner
- It's Cold In China Blues
Big Bill and Thomps
- House Rent Stomp
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- Don't You Leave Me Here
Bill Moore
- One Way Gal
notes by
Gayle Dean Wardlow
click to enlarge !
Origin Jazz Library OJL-8

OJL discography

141965Ishman Bracey
Victor Race Series Vol. 1

- Leavin' Town Blues (45458-1)
- Brown Mamma Blues (45459-1)

- Trouble Hearted Blues (45460-2)
- The Four Day Blues (45461-2)
7 inch EP
notes by Michael Vernon
click to enlarge !


RCA RCX 7167

RCA RCX discography

151967Mississippi Blues Vol. 1 (1927-1942)

Jelly Jaw Short (J.D. Short)
- Snake Doctor Blues
Blind Joe Amos
- C & O Blues
William Harris
- Early Mornin' Blues
Sam Collins
- Signifyin' Blues
Charley Patton & Henry Sims
- Mean Black Moan
- Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker
Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone, part 1 & 2

Isaiah Nettles (The Mississippi Moaner)
- Mississippi Moan
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Son House
- The Jinx Blues - No. 2
Bukka White
- Black Train Blues
Jelly Jaw Short (J.D. Short)
- Barefoot Blues

Ishman Bracey
- Left Alone Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
- Blue Harvest Blues
Robert Johnson
- Kind-Hearted Woman No. 2
click to enlarge !
Roots RL 302

Roots discography

161968Jackson Blues 1928-1938

Ishmon Bracey
- Trouble Hearted Blues
Charlie McCoy
- Last Time Blues
Walter Vincent
- Overtime Blues
Arthur Pettis
- Two Time Blues
Bo Carter
- Old Devil
Tommy Johnson
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Black Mare Blues

Willie Lofton
- Dark Road Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Stop And Listen Blues
Mississippi Mudder
- Going Back Home
Tommy Johnson
- Bye Bye Blues
Willie Harris
- Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door

Ishman Bracey
- The Fore Day Blues
- Pay Me No Mind Blues
notes by Dave Evans


click to read notes !

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Yazoo 1007



click to emlarge !
= Yazoo CD 1007 YAZ
(1991)


= Yazoo HLP 1007 (180 g)

Yazoo discography

171969I'm Wild About My Lovin' 1928-1930

Memphis Minnie
- Georgia Skin
- I'm Goin' Back Home
Joe McCoy
- Botherin' That Thing
- I'm Wild About Stuff

Ishman Bracey
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
Whistlin' Alex Moore
- West Texas Woman
- It Wouldn't Be So Hard

Curley Weaver
- No No Blues
- Sweet Petunia
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Shelby County Workhouse Blues
Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- This Mornin' She Was Gone
Little Hat Jones
- New Two Sixteen Blues
- Two String Blues
notes by Chris Albertson



Historical HLP-32

Historical discography

181970The Famous 1928 Tommy Johnson - Ishman Bracey Session

Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues


Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- My Brown Mamma Blues
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues

compiled and edited by Evelyn Parth

source: Melody Maker April 1970; click to read article !
source: Melody Maker April 1970




Roots RL-330 (Au)




Saydisc Roots RL-330 (UK)

= Autogram 3141 (D)

Roots discography

191971Blues 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)

201972Bukka White sings Sic 'em Dogs On Me 1927 to 1939

Elizabeth Johnson
- Be My Kid Blues (1928)
- Sobbin' Woman Blues (1928)
Mae Glover
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None (1929)
Washington (Barrelhouse) White
- Po' Boy (1939)
- Sic 'Em Dogs On Me (1939)

Ishman Bracey
- Suitcase Full Of Blues (1930)
Rosie Mae Moore
- Ha Ha Blues (1928)
De Ford Bailey
- John Henry Blues (1928)
D.H. Bilbro
- Chester Blues (1931)

Louie Lasky
- How You Want Your Rollin' Done (1935)
- Teasin' Brown Blues (1935)
Willie Baker
- Weak Minded Blues (1929)
- Rag Baby (1929)
Long "Cleve" Reed & The Downhome Boys
- Mama You Don't Know How (1927)
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues (1927)
Mississipi John Hurt
- Stack O'Lee Blues (1928)
Furry Lewis
- John Henry Blues-Part 1 (1929)
Charley Patton
- Heart Like Railroad Steel (1929)
click to enlarge !


Herwin H 201

Herwin discography

211973Fillin' In Blues

Rare Country Blues: 1928-1930
- Hesitation Blues - Jim Jackson 1930
- John Henry - part 2 - Furry Lewis 1929
- Last Chance Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929
- The Rooster Crowing Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929
- Narrow Face Blues - Washboard Walter 1930
- Insurance Man Blues - Washboard Walter 1930
- It's Tight Like That - Slim Bartin And Eddie Mapp 1929
- Sweet Bunch Of Daisies - El Watson 1928

Obscure Barrelhouse Piano: 1928-1930
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport 1928
- Struttin' The Blues - Cow Cow Davenport 1929
- Corinne Corinna Blues - James 'Boodle It' Wiggins 1930
- Gotta Shave 'Em Dry - James 'Boodle It' Wiggins 1930
- Give Us Another Jug - Piano Kid Edwards 1930
- Piano Kid Special - Piano Kid Edwards 1930

- Bust Blues - Ishman Bracey 1930
- Louisiana Bound - Charley Taylor 1930
- Too Damp To Be Wet - Charley Taylor 1930
- Where My Shoes At? - Charley Taylor 1930
click to enlarge !
Herwin H-205

Herwin discography

221977Jake Walk Blues

Allen Brothers
- Jake Walk Blues
Ray Brothers
- Jake Leg Wobble
Byrd Moore
- Jake Legs Blues
Willie Lofton
- Jake Leg Blues
Narmour & Smith
- Limber Neck Rag
Asa Martin
- Jake Walk Papa
Blace Ace
- Beer Drinkin Woman
Gene Autry
- Bear Cat Papa Blues


Ishman Bracey
- Jake Liquor Blues
Lemuel Turner
- Jake Bottle Blues
Ray Brothers
- Got The Jake Leg Too
Mississippi Sheiks
- Jake Leg Blues
Maynard Britton
- Jake Leg Blues
Narmour & Smith
- Jake Leg Rag
Maynard Britton
- Jake Walk Blues



Stash 110
231977?Jackson Blue Boys (And two from New Orleans)
Sixteens classics of blues, jazz, hokum and minstrelsy 1928 - 1940

New Orleans Nehi Boys
- Mobile Stomp
- Farish Street Rag
Mississippi Blacksnakes
- Blue Sky Blues
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Low Down
Willie Lofton
- It's Killing Me
- Poor Boy Blues
Alec Johnson
- Mysterious Coon

Bo Carter
- County Farm Blues
- Border Of New Mexico
Charlie McCoy
- It Ain't No Good part 1
Arthur Pettis
- Thart Won't Do
Walter Vincson
- Losing Blues
Jackson Blue Boys
- Hidin' On Me
- Sweet Alberta
Johnny Temple
- Snapping Cat
notes by Chris Smith



Policy Wheel PW 4593

Policy Wheel discography

241983Ishman Bracey   1928-30
Complete Recordings in Chronological Order

Wolf WSE LP 105 tracks:
Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues (41842-1)
- Left Alone Blues (41843-2)
- Leavin' Town Blues (45458-1)
- My Brown Mamma Blues (45459-1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (45460-1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (45460-2)
- The Four Day Blues (45461-1)
- The Four Day Blues (45461-2)

- Jake Liquor Blues (L-225-3)
- Family Stirving (L-226-1)
New Orleans Nehi Boys
- Mobile Stomp (L-233-1)
- Farish Street Rag (L-234-1)
Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues (L-239-1) 1)
- Suitcase Full Of Blues (L-240-1)
- Bust Up Blues (L-241-2)
- Pay Me No Mind (L-242-2)

Wolf CD-WSE 105 tracks:
Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues (41842-1)
- Left Alone Blues (41843-2)
- Leavin' Town Blues (45458-1)
- Leavin' Town Blues (45458-2)
- My Brown Mamma Blues (45459-1)
- My Brown Mamma Blues (45459-2)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (45460-1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (45460-2)
- The Four Day Blues (45461-1)
- The Four Day Blues (45461-2)
- Jake Liquor Blues (L-225-3)
- Family Stirving (L-226-1)
New Orleans Nehi Boys
- Mobile Stomp (L-233-1)
- Farish Street Rag (L-234-1)
Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues (L-239-1) 1)
- Woman Woman Blues (L-239-2)
- Suitcase Full Of Blues (L-240-1)
- Bust Up Blues (L-241-2)
- Pay Me No Mind (L-242-2)

1) DIXON, GODRICH & RYE 1997: "The 'alternative take' of L-239 [...] is now reported identical to matrix L-239-2"
notes by Paul Oliver

Wolf WSE 105

notes by Paul Oliver

(=) Wolf CD-WSE 105 (1998)

251984Charlie McCoy & Walter Vincson   1928-1936

Ishman Bracey & Charlie McCoy
- Leavin' Town Blues (tk. 2)
- Brown Mamma Blues (tk. 2)
Jackson Blue Boys
- Hidin' On Me
- Sweet Alberta
Walter Vincson
- Overtime Blues
Charlie McCoy & Bo Carter
- The Northern Starvers Are Returning Home
- Mississippi I'm Longing For You
Mississippi Blacksnakes
- Blue Sky Blues
- Grind So Fine

Mississippi Blacksnakes
- It's All Over Now
- It's So Nice And Warm
"Sam Hill" from Louisville & Walter Vincson
- It's Gonna Stare You In The Face
- Near The End
Mississippi Blacksnakes
- Easy Going Woman Blues
Charlie McCoy
- Charity Blues
Walter Vincson
- Losin' Blues
Papa Charlie's Boys (McCoy)
- Gypsy Woman Blues
- You Can't Play Me Cheap




Earl Archives BD 612
261988Delta Blues – Vol. 1   1929-1930

Charley Patton
- Elder Greene Blues [L-38-2-unissued Pm Test]
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone [L-43-1-unissued Pm Test]
- Hammer Blues [L-47-1-unissued Pm Test]
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues [L-398-1]
- Long Ways From Home [L-399-2]
- On The Wall [L-419-1]
- By The Moon And Stars [L-420-2]

Son House
- Walkin' Blues [unissued Pm Test]
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues [L-398-2-unissued Pm Test]
Tommy Johnson
- Morning Prayer [Unissued Pm Test]
- Boogaloosa Woman [Unissued Pm Test]
- Black Mare Blues [L-245-1-unissued Pm Test]

Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues [L-239-1-unissued Pm Test] [actually L-239-2]



Document DLP 532
26a1990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- My Black Momma Part I - Son House
- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson

- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


LP 2
- Devil Got The Woman - Skip James
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
- The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins
- Touch Me Light Momma - George "Bullet" Williams
- Mothers Love - Blind Joe Taggart
- Skin Man Blues - "Hi" Henry Brown
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
- K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- McAbee Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee
- The Gone Dead Train - King Soloman Hill
- Hastings St. - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins


compiled by Johnny Parth
3 LP set
20 page booklet notes
by Paul Oliver
click to enlarge !
RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= 1201 Music (1999)

26b1991Masters Of The Delta Blues: The Friends Of Charlie Patton

- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Tommy Johnson
- I Am In The Heavenly Way - Bukka White
- Future Blues - Willie Brown

- Brown Mama Blues - Ishman Bracey
- On The Wall - Louise Johnson
- Walking Blues (Unissued Test) - Son House
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Promise True And Grand - Bukka White
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson
- My Black Mama (Part 1) - Son House
- My Black Mama (Part 2) - Son House
- Yellow Bee - Bertha Lee
- Long Way From Home - Louise Johnson
- M And O Blues - Willie Brown
- Button Up Shoes (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Mind Reader Blues - Bertha Lee
- Lonesome Home Blues (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 2) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 2) - Son House
notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2002
271992Canned Heat Blues
Masters of the Delta Blues

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
- I Will Turn Your Momney Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Dry Land Blues
- Cannon Ball Blues
- Kassie Jones Part 1
- Kassie Jones Part 2
- Judge Harsh Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues

Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues



RCA / BMG CD 61047-2
(Bluebird Heritage series)
281995Suitcase Full of Blues

- The Gone Dead Train - King Solomon Hill
- Frisco Whistle Blues - Ed Bell
- Ramblin' Man - Ramblin' Thomas
- Going Away Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Poor Boy, Long Ways Fom Home - Gus Cannon
- Florida Bound - Edward Thompson
- Pea Vine Blues - Charley Patton
- Rambler Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Up the Way Bound - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham - George "Bullet" Williams
- Slidin' Delta - Tommy Johnson
- Down Te Country - Leola B. Wilson
- M and O Blues - Willie Brown
- Georgia Bound - Blind Blake
- Number Three Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Sunshine Special - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Illinois Blues - Skip James
- I Wonder To Myself - Tommy Johnson
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Mean Conductor Blues - Ed Bell

- Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishman Bracey
cover art
by Tony Mostrom

Black Swan HCD-23
29199?Ishman Bracey & Charley Taylor 1928 - 1929

- Stranger Blues (Rosie Mae Moore, voc)
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues (take 1)
- Leavin' Town Blues (take 2)
- Brown Mamma Blues (take 1)
- Brown Mama Blues (take 2)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (take 1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (take 2)
- The Four Day Blues (take 1)
- The Four Day Blues (take 2)
- Jake Liquor Blues
- Family Stirving
- Mobile Stomp (New Orleans Nehi Boys)
- Farish St. Rag (New Orleans Nehi Boys)
- Woman Woman Blues
- Suitcase Full Of Blues
- Bust Up Blues
- Pay Me No Mind
Charley Taylor
- Heavy Suitcase Blues
- Louisiana Bound

Taylor & Bracey
- Too Damp To Be Wet
- Where My Shoes At?

notes by Paul Oliver

Document DOCD 5049
301998Memphis Blues Singers, Vol. 1

Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- Bedtime Blues
- What's The Matter Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- Staggering Blues
- Ha-Ha Blues
- School Girl Blues
- Stranger Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues

Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
Frank Stokes
- Mistreatin' Blues
- It Won't Be Long Now
- Nehi Mamma Blues
- I Got Mine
- Stomp That Thing
- 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Pt. 1
- 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Pt. 2
- Take Me Back
- How Long

remastered by John R.T. Davies

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Frog CD 21
311999Tommy Johnson & Associates

- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Bye-Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson
- I Wonder To Myself - Tommy Johnson
- Slidin' Delta - Tommy Johnson
- Lonesome Home Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Stop and Listen Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Down The Big Road Blues - Mattie Delaney
- Jake Leg Blues - Willie Lofton
- Dirty Mistreater - Willie Lofton
- Stop Look And Listen - Kokomo Arnold
- Sad And Lonesome - Bumble Bee Slim
- Rough Road Blues - Bumble Bee Slim
- Going Back Home Blues - Missisipi Mudder
- Bo Carter's Advice - Bo Carter
- Ten Pound Hammer - Mose Andrews
- Joliet Bound - Kansas Joe
- Wait And Listen - Fred McMullen

- Saturday Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey



Catfish CD 118
31a1999Broke, Black And Blue
An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities

disc 1
Up Country Blues
- Barrel House Blues - Ed Andrews
- Georgia Stockade Blues - Tom Delaney
- Sun Brimmers Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Goin' To Leave You Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- Dry Bone Shuffle - Blind Blake
- Up Country Blues - DeFord Bailey
- Dead Drunk Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - Long 'Cleve' Reed
- Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name - Barbecue Bob
- Bo Lita - Kid Brown
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home - William & Versey Smith
- Church Bells Blues - Luke Jordan
- Two Ways To Texas - Emery Glen
- It Won't Be Long Now - Barbecue Bob & Laughing Charley
- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Rock Island Blues - Lewis Black
- Midnight Blues - Bill Moore
- Fare Thee Blues - Johnnie Head
- My Monday Woman Blues - Jim Jackson
- What's The Matter Blues - Frank Stokes
- School Girl Blues - Rosie Mae Moore
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson

- Left Alone Blues - Ishman Bracey
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- TC Johnson Blues - T. C. Johnson


disc 2
Broke & Hungry Blues
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacey
- No More Women Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- How Long, How Long Blues - Willie Jackson
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Chicken Wilson Blues - Chicken Wilson
- Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Broke And Hungry Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Funny Feathers - Victoria Spivey
- Pitchin' Boogie - William Ezell
- Mr- Devil Blues - Jed Davenport
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Weary Heart Blues - James Wiggins
- Poor Man Blues - Henry Townsend
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- Trinity River Blues - T-Bone Walker
- Heavy Suitcase Blues - Charley Taylor
- Traveling Mama Blues - Joe Calicott
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues - Garfield Akers
- Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins
- Walking Blues - Son House
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Long Ways from Home - Louise Johnson
- Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
- Good Boy Blues - Arthur Petties
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery


disc 3
Good Whiskey Blues
- Married Man Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
- Never Mind Blues - Georgia Boyd
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens) - Kokomo Arnold
- Little Leg Woman - Big Joe Williams
- That's What My Baby Likes - Bessie Jackson
- Good Whiskey Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Strut That Thing - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Teasin' Brown Blues - Louie Lasky
- Cold Blooded Murder, No.2 - Bumble Bee Slim
- Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ashes In My Whiskey - Walter Davis
- It's Cold in China Blues - The Mississippi Moaner
- Jockey Blues - Jazz Gillum
- Prisoner Blues - George Clarke
- Back Door Blues - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Hard Scufflin' Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Jersey Belle Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me - Tommy McClennan


disc 4
Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame
- East St.Louis Blues - Faber Smith, Jimmy Yancey
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Can't You Read - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Life Is Like That - Memphis Slim
- Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forrest City Joe
- Horse Shoe Boogie - Lee Brown
- Ruby Moore Blues - Lee Brown
- Low Land Blues - Lee Brown
- Round The World Blues - Lee Brown
- Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon
- Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon
- Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon
- I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon
- Chain Gang Blues - Johnny Temple
- Yum, Yum, Yum - Johnny Temple
- My Baby's Acting Funny - Jimmie Gordon
- It's Time To Go - Jimmie Gordon
- That Woman's A Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon
- Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon
- I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - Johnny Temple
- Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill - Johnny Temple
- Dixie Flyer - Johnny Temple
- Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out - Johnny Temple
- Rhythm Mama - Johnny Temple
- New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown


4 CD set,   40 page
booklet by Joop Visser





Proper CDBOX 7 (UK 1999)
31b2000The Great Race Record Labels, Vol. 1: Paramount Records

- Blind Arthur's Breakdown - Blind Blake
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Dry Spell Blues, Pt. 1 - Son House
- Salty Dog Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Drunken Spree - Skip James
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Little Low Mama Blues - Ma Rainey
- High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 - Charley Patton
- Pratt City - Jabo Williams
- St. Louis Cyclone Blues - Elzadie Robinson
- Mecca Flat Blues - Priscilla Stewart
- Farrell Blues - Henry "Son" Sims
- Soon This Morning Blues - Charlie Spand
- Ramblin' Mind Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Down In The Basement Blues - Big Bill Broonzy

- Jake Liquor Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home - Gus Cannon
- Mr. Man, Pt. 1 - Ida Cox
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Blind Teddy Darby
- Off The Wall - Louise Johnson
- Honey Bee Blues - Bumble Bee Slim
- West Coast Rag - William Ezell
- Ridin' Horse - Tommy Johnson
- Midnight Blues - Gary Moore



Catfish CD 160
322002 Country Blues - the essential

CD 1
- Weeping Willow - Blind Boy Fuller
- Little Rock Blues - Pearl Dickson
- Weak-Minded Woman - Willie Baker

- Saturday Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Rolling Log Blues - Lottie Kimborough
- Starvation Farm Blues - Bob Campbell
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Fence Breakin' Blues - Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Mississippi Jailhouse Groan - Rube Lacey
- Charming Betsy - Henry Thomas
- Mamlish Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Easy Rider Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Davidson County Blues - De Ford Baily
- Kentucky Blues - Little Hat Jones
- Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan
- Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed - Troy Ferguson
- One Way Gal - William Moore
- Two Time Blues - Arthur Petties


CD 2
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Police Sargeant Blues - Robert Wilkins
- Penal Farm Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
- Ghost Woman Blues - George Carter
- Indian Squaw Blues - Freezone
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Nehi Mamma Blues - Frank Stokes
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None - Mae Glover
- Happy Blues - Tom Dickson
- Cairo Blues - Henry Spaulding
- C.C. & O Blues - Pink Anderson and Simmy Dooley
- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- John Henry Blues - Evans & Mcclain
- Jealous Hearted Blues - Charlie Lincoln
- Last Kind Words Blues - Geeshie Wiley
- Devil In The Woodpile - Noah Lewis
- Bye Bye Mama - Buddy Moss
- Jailhouse Fire Blues - Walter 'Buddy Boy' Hawkins
2 CD set
notes by Gary Atkinson
click to enlarge!
Document CBL-200008
332003Legends Of Country Blues

disc A
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Hall Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Hard Luck Child
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Yola My Blues Away
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
- Be Ready When He Comes
- Drunken Spree
- I'm So Glad
- Special Rider Blues
- How Long Buck
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- What Am I To Do Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay, Get Down The Road
Son House
- Walkin' Blues
- My Black Mama Part 1
- My Black Mama Part 2
- Preachin' The Blues Part 1
- Preachin' The Blues Part 2
- Dry Spell Part 1
- Dry Spell Part 2


disc B
- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Fo' Clock Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- The Key Of Minor
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues Part 1
- The Jinx Blues Part 2


disc C
Bukka White
- The New Frisco Train
- The Panama Limited
- I Am In The Heavenly Way
- Promised True And Grand
- Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Sic 'Em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
- Black Train
- Strange Place Blues
- When Can I Change My Clothes
- Sleepy Man Blues
- Parchman Farm Blues
- Good Gin Blues
- High Fever Blues
- District Attorney Blues
- Fixin' To Die Blues
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
- Bukka's Jitterbug Blues
- Special Stream Line


disc D
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta Buy
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Morning Prayer Blues
- Boogaloosa Woman
- Black Mare Blues (take 1)
- Black Mare Blues (take 2)
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol And Jake Blues


disc E
Ishman Bracey
- Stranger Blues
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues
- The Four Day Blues
- Jake Liquor Blues
- Family Stirving
- Mobile Stomp
- Farish Street Rag
- Woman, Woman Blues
- Suitcase Full Of Blues
- Bust Up Blues
- Pay Me No Mind
- Heavy Suitcase Blues
- Louisiana Bound
- Too Damp To Be Wet
- Where My Shoes At?
5 CD box





JSP CD 7715
342003Ishman Bracey
King Of The Blues Vol. 12

- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues (tk. 1)
- Leavin' Town Blues (tk. 2)
- Brown Mamma Blues (tk. 1)
- Brown Mamma Blues (tk. 2)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (tk. 1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues (tk. 2)
- Four Day Blues (tk. 1)
- Four Day Blues (tk. 2)
- Jake Liquor Blues
- Family Stirving
- Mobile Stomp
- Farish St. Rag
- Woman Woman Blues
- Suitcase Full Of Blues
- Bust Up Blues
- Pay Me No Mind
- Stranger Blues


P-Vine PCD 2433 (Jp)
352010Ishman Bracey: Suitcase Full Of Blues 1928-1929

- Stranger Blues (Rosie Mae Moore, voc)
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues

- Brown Mama Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four day Blues


- Jake Liquor Blues (Ishman Bracey & New Orleans Nehi Boys)
- Family Stirving (Ishman Bracey & New Orleans Nehi Boys
- Mobile Stomp (New Orleans Nehi Boys)
- Farish St. Rag (New Orleans Nehi Boys)

- Woman Woman Blues
- Suitecase Full Of Blues
- Bust Up Blues (Ishman Bracey & New Orleans Nehi Boys)
- Pay Me No Mind
DLP



Monk 322
362012The Return of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1:
Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys - L And N Rag
Hambone Willie Newburn - Roll And Tumble Blues
Appalachia Vagabond (Hayes Shepherd) - Hard For To Love
Washington (Bukka) White - The Panama Limited
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers - John Henry Blues
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
Carter Brothers & Son - Old Jaw Bone
B.F. Shelton - Oh Molly Dear
Charley Patton - High Water Everywhere – Part 1
Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer - Lonesome Road Blues

Ishman Bracey - Woman Woman Blues
Fiddling Powers & Family - Old Molly Hair
Ashley’s Melody Men - Bath House Blues
Dennis McGee & Sady Courville - Mon Chere Bebe Creole
Willie Walker - Dupree Blues
Packie Dolan & His Boys - Irish Girl/Blue Breeches
Cartwright Brothers - Texas Ranger
L.O. Birkhead & A.E. Ward - Robinson County
Robert Wilkins - That’s No Way To Get Along
Lewis Brothers - Bull At The Wagon
Karola Stocha & S. Bachleda - Koscieliska
Fruit Jar Guzzlers - Stack-O-Lee
Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers - Sail Away Ladies


disc 2:
Mississippi Possum Hunters - The Last Shot Got Him
George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers - My Ozark Mountain Home
Henry Thomas - Charmin Betsey
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers - Milwaukee Blues
Eck Robertson & Family - Texas Wagoner
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain - Two White Horses
Leo Soileau & Mayuse Lafleur - Basile Waltz
Lottie Kimbrough - Rolling Log Blues
Luke Hignight & His Ozark Strutters - Fort Smith Breakdown
Carver Boys - Tim Brook
Blind Willie Johnson - Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee
J.P. Nester & Norman Edmonds - Train On The Island
Tommy Johnson - Lonesome Home Blues
Orkiestra Majkuta - Wsciekla Polka
Lulu Jackson - Little Rosewood Casket
E. Mullaney & P. Stack - Maid In A Cherry Tree
Elder Golden P. Harris - I’ll Lead A Christian Life
Fiddling Sam Long - Seneca Square Dance
Blind Blake - Sun To Sun Blues
Blue Ridge Mountain Singers - The Letter That Never Came
Charley Patton - Some These Days I’ll Be Gone
Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers - I’m A Long Time Traveling Away From Home



Yazoo CD 2203


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. 97-98, 661, 677, 893-894
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 167, 767, 947
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 64
- Gayle Dean Wardlow: Chasin' That Devil Music.- San Francisco (Backbeat Books) 1998
- http://paramountshome.creativeconnectionarts.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2
- http://bluesimages.com/html/museum_html/78_ishman_bracey.html
- http://www.earlyblues.com/essay_pc%20railroad.htm
- http://bluesimages.com/museum-78s/HTML-By-Label/Paramount-Paramount13.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Document DOCD 5049

thanks to Alan Balfour, Akira Blake Kikuchi and Neil Harpe for additional info / scans

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