Richard
(Rabbit) Brown
(c. 1880 - 1937)
discography
R I C H A R D   (R A B B I T)   B R O W N:   James Alley Blues.- Victor 20578
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

Richard (Rabbit) Brown 78 rpm
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
11927Richard (Rabbit) Brown

- JAMES ALLEY-Blues (38000-1)
- I'M NOT JEALOUS (38003-1)

rec. March 11, 1927 in New Orleans, LA; Richard (Rabbit) Brown, voc, g

Jane Alley --> Jane's Alley --> James Alley

10 inch 78 rpm



Victor 20578
   

- Great Northern Blues (38001-2)

rec. March 11, 1927 in New Orleans, LA; Richard (Rabbit) Brown, voc, g
Victor unissued
21927Richard ("Rabbit") Brown / Andrew & Jim Baxter

Richard ("Rabbit") Brown
- NEVER LET THE SAME BEE STING YOU TWICE (38002-1) #
Andrew & Jim Baxter
- THE MOORE GIRL (39786-2)


# rec. March 11, 1927 in New Orleans; Richard (Rabbit) Brown, voc, g
10 inch 78 rpm



Victor 21475
31927Richard (Rabbit) Brown

- MYSTERY OF THE DUNBAR'S CHILD (38004-1) (4:26)
- SINKING OF THE TITANIC (38005-1) (3:43)

rec. March 11, 1927 in New Orleans, LA; Richard (Rabbit) Brown, voc, g
12 inch 78 rpm



Victor 35840

 

Blind Willie Harris 78 rpm
who was probably Richard (Rabbit) Brown under a pseudonym
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
11929Blind Willie Harris

- Does Jesus Care? (NO-106)
- Where He Leads Me I Will Follow (NO-107)

rec. c. February 1929 in New Orleans, LA; Blind Willie Harris, voc, g
10 inch 78 rpm

Vocalion 1273

 

Richard (Rabbit) Brown LPs / CDs
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
111952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume Three: Songs


LP 1:
- The Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley
- East Virginia - Buell Kazee
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert

- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
- I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford

- Mountaineer's Courtship - Ernest and Hattie Stoneman
- The Spanish Merchant's Daughter - The Stoneman Family
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
- Single Girl, Married Girl - The Carter Family
- Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Clemo Breaux and Joseph Falcon
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell


LP 2:
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- 99 Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- C'est Si Triste Sans Lui - Cleoma and Orphy Breaux w/ Joe Falcon

- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon
- Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave Macon
- Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt [OKeh 8692]
- K.C. Moan - The Memphis Jug Band
- Train On The Island - J.P. Nestor
- The Lone Star Trail - Ken Manyard
- Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas


edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
click to enlarge !
Folkways FP-253

2 LP set
click to enlarge !
= Folkways FA 2953


1997 re-released as 6 CD
box set by Smithsonian
Folkways

2 LP set
click to enlarge !
= Doxy DOY627 (It 2009)


Richard (Rabbit) Brown cited as a favorite in the notes to first Bob Dylan album
(rec. Nov. 20, 1961, rel. Mar. 1962)
more info about that album
21968Nearer My God To Thee (1926-1942)
Sanctified Singers, Preachers & Congregations

Richard Rabbit Brown
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Sister Mary Nelson
- The Royal Telephone
Joe & Emma Taggart
- Mother's Love
Rev. F.W. McGhee
- Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale
Arizona Dranes
- Sweet heaven Is My Home
Blind Willie Johnson
- You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond

Bozie Sturdivant
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
Mississippi John Hurt
- Blessed Be The Mama Rev. F.W. McGhee
- With His Stripes We Are Healed
Arizona Dranes
- It's All Right Now
Blind Joe Taggart
- Religion Is Something Within You
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- He Arose From The Dead
Skip James
- Be Ready When He Comes
Barbecue Bob
- When The Saints Go Marching In


comp. and prod. by Evelyn Sperker
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Roots RL 304

Roots discography

31968Down South 1927-1941
Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama-Florida

Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Home Wreckin' Blues
Kid Cole
- Hard Hearted Mama Blues
- Niagra Fall Blues
Robert Johnson
- Milkcow's Calf Blues No. 2
Tommy McClennan
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
Fiddlin' Joe Martin - Son House - Willie Brown
- Fo' Clock Blues
Fiddlin' Joe - Willie Brown - Leroy Williams
- Going To Fishing

Barefoot Bill
- Big Rock Jail
Wiley Barner
- If You Want A Good Woman
Clifford Gibson
- Hard-Headed Woman Blues
- Levee Camp Moan
Jaybird Coleman
- Save Your Money
- Let These Women Go
- Man Trouble Blues
Tallahassee Tight
- Black Snake
Blind Blake
- Depression's Gone From Me Blues

Roots RL 313

Roots discography

41969Up And Down The Mississippi

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
- I'm Not Jealous Roots
Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Jail House Fire Blues
- Shaggy Dog Blues
Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown
Mae Glover & John Byrd
- Pig Meat Papa
Jim Thompkins
- Bedside Blues
Bertha Lee & Charley Patton
- Mind Reader Blues

Robert Lee McCoy
- Friar's Point Blues
Mississippi Bracey
- You Scolded Me And Drove Me From Your Door
- I'll Overcome Someday
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy (And Drive Me Like A Mule)
Little Buddy Doyle
- Grief Will Kill You
- Bad In Mind Blues
Lane Hardin
- California Desert Blues
Henry Townsend
- Henry's Worry Blues



Roots RL 319

Roots discography

51970Cream Of The Crop

Son House
- Shetland Pony Blues
Willie Brown
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Bukka White
- Sic 'Em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
William Harris
- Kitchen Range Blues
Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers
- Go I'll Send Thee
- Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime
Bo Weavil Jackson (Sam Butler)
- Why Do You Moan?

Son House
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues - part 1
Alfred Lewis
- Mississippi Swamp Moan
Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins
- Workin' On The Railroad
- Yellow Woman Blues

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- James Alley Blues
The Beale Street Sheiks
- Rockin' On The Hill Blues



Roots RL 332

Roots discography

61980Gambler's Lament
Old Time Songs and Ballads from the Southern States

Zack Hurt
- Gambler's Lament
Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Baker
- On The Banks Of The Old Tennessee
Green Bailey
- Shut Up In The Mines At Coal Creek
- The Wreck Of Number 4
Virginia Dandies (Walter Smith & Norman Woodlieff)
- The Cabin With The Roses
Bascom Lamar Lunsford
- Italy
Prof. & Mrs. I. G. Greer
- Sweet William & Fair Ellen parts 1 & 2

Carver Boys
- Tom Brooks [Molly And Tenbrooks]
Posey Rorer and the North Carolina Ramblers
- As We Sat Benath The Maple On The Hill
Blind Andy (Andrew Jenkins)
- Frank Dupree
[Frank] Wheeler & [Monroe] Lamb
- Jim Blake The Engineer [Jim Blake's Message]
Shortbuckle Roark and Family
- Gambler's Lament
Oda Roark (with George Roark)
- I Truly Understand You Love Another Man

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
notes by Pat Conte, Frank
Mare & Barbara Beamon

Country Turtle CT-6001

Country Turtle discography

71972Blues From The Western States 1927-1949

King Solomon Hill
- Down On My Bended Knee
Will Day
- Sunrise Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- Lock And Key Blues
Jesse Baby Face Thomas
- No Good Woman Blues
Willie Lane
- Howling Wolf Blues

Rabbit Brown
- James Alley Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Cherry Street Blues

Otis Harris
- You'll Like My Loving
Oscar Woods
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
Little Hat Jones
- Little Hat Blues
Jesse Baby Face Thomas
- Blue Goose Blues
Willie Lane
- Black Cat Rag
Texas Alexander
- Double Crossing Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Cross The Water Blues



Yazoo L-1032

Yazoo discography

81974Il Blues Rurale - Country Blues

Richard Rabbit Brown
- James Alley Blues
Blind Boy Fuller,
- Three Ball Blues
Willie Baker
- Sweet Patunia
Willie Reed
- Leaving Home
Leadbelly
- See See Rider
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Pneumonia Blues
Texas Alexander
- Water Bound Blues
Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues

Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Bessie Tucker
- Penitentiary
Sleepy John Estes
- Diving Duck Blues
Charley Patton
- High Water Everywhere
Robert Wilkins
- National Stonewall Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Robert Johnson
- Hellhound On My Trail
Big Joe Williams
- Rooting Ground Hog

Albatros VPA 8187
= Albatros VC 0775
(cassette)


(=) Albatros ALB 8
3LP = VPA 8187/88/89
"Il Blues Rurale/Jazzistico/
Urbano"

Albatros discograpy

9197?Guitar Evangelists Vol. 1 1927-1936

Blind Willie Johnson
- Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
- If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Mother McCollum
- I Want To See Him
Rev. I. B. Ware
You Better Quit Drinking Shine
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn, The Guitar Evangelist
- Death Is Only A Dream
Blind Benny Paris and wife
- I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me
- Hide Me In The Blood of Jesus

Blind Roger Hays
- On My Way To Heaven
- I Must Be Blind, I Cannot See
Bessie Johnson
- He Got Better Things For You
Rev. Moses Mason
- John the Baptist
Rev. I. B. Ware
- I Wouldn't Mind Dying (But I Gotta Go By Myself)

Blind Willie Harris
- Does Jesus Care?
Blind Roosevelt Graves
- Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
Rev. D.C. Rice
- The Angels Rolled The Stone Away





Truth TLP 1002 (Austria)
101972Guitar Evangelists. Vol. 2 1927-1941

Blind Willie Johnson
- John The Revelator
- You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond

Blind Willie Harris
- Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
Kid Prince Moore
- Church Bells
- Sign Of Judgement
Blind Joe Taggart - I've Crossed The Separation Line
- Scandalous And A Shame
Elders (Lonnie) McIntorsh & Edwards
- Since I Laid My Burden Down

Rev. Johnnie Blakey
- Warmin By The Devil's Fire
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
- Let That Lie Alone
- Jesus Will Make It All Right
Blind Gary Davis
- I Am The Light Of The World
Blind Willie Davis
- I Belive I'll Go Back Home
Sleepy John Estes
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Blind Joe Taggart
- There's A Hand Writing On The Wall
- Lord Don't Drive Me Away





Truth TLP 1003 (Austria)
111980opus musicum: Jazz

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- James Alley Blues

comp. by Wolfgang Sandner & Reimer von Essen
3 LP set

Opus Musicum OM 128/30
(Cologne, Germany)
121981Papa Harvey Hull & Long Cleve Reed, Richard (Rabbit) Brown: Complete Recordings
Country Blues - The First Generation

Papa Harvey Hull & Long Cleve Reed
- Gang Of Brown Skin Women
- France Blues
- Two Little Tommie Blues
- Don't You Leave Me Here
- Mama You Don't Know How
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues


Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- James Alley Blues
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
- I'm Not Jealous
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
- Sinking Of The Titanic



Matchbox Bluesmaster
MSE 201

Matchbox discography

321990?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)

141990The Greatest Songsters (1927-1929)

Richard (Rabbit) Brown (1927)
- James Alley Blues
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
- I'm Not Jealous
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Mississippi John Hurt (1928)
- Frankie
- Nobody's Dirty Business
- Ain't No Tellin'
- Louis Collins
- Avalon Blues
- Big Leg Blues
- Stack O'Lee Blues
- Candy Man Blues
- Got The Blues Can't Be Satified
- Blessed Be The Name
- Praying on the Old Camp Ground
- Blue harvest Blues
- Spike Driver Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern (1929)
- She Could Toodle-Oo
- Nobody Knows
- Shelby County Workhouse Blues
- Way Down In Arkansas
- Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues
- Roll and Tumble Blues
notes by Chris Smith

Document DOCD 5003

= P-Vine PCD 2259 (2003)

151990Guitar Evangelists 1928 - 1951

Blind Penny Paris And Wife (1928)
- I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me
- Hide Me In The Blood Of Jesus
Rev. I. B. Ware With Wife And Son (1928)
- I Wouldn't Mind Dying (But I Gotta Go By Myself)
- You Better Quit Drinking Shine

Blind Willie Harris (1929)
- Does Jesus Care?
- Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
Eddie Head And His Family (1930)
- Down On Me
- Lord I'm The True Vine
- Tryin' To Get Home
- Within My Mind
Mother McCollum (1930)
- I Want To See Him
- When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
- You Can't Hide
- Jesus Is My Air-o-plane
- Oh Lord I'm Your Child
- Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Dennis Crumpton And Robert Summers (1936)
- Go I'll Send Thee
- Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime
Sister Mathews (1948)
- Stand By Me
Rev. Charles White (1948)
- How Long
Willie Mae Williams (1950)
- Don't Want To Go There
- Where The Sun Never Goes Down
Brother Willie Eason (1951)
- There'll Be No Grumblers There
- I Want To Live (So God Can Use Me)
Sister Elizabeth Phillips (50s)
- A Little Old-Fashioned
- There's Nothing Like The Holy Spirit

Document DOCD 5101
161996New Orleans Blues 1923-1940

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- James Alley Blues

EPM Musique 157612
171996Blind Willie Johnson and the Guitar Evangelists

Blind Willie Harris
- Does Jesus Care?
- Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
4 CD box set


JSP 7737

182000Times Ain't Like They Used To Be
Classic Recordings of the 1920's and 30's, Vol. 1

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- Sinking Of The Titanic

Yazoo CD 2028

www.yazoorecords.com

191997Times Ain't Like They Used To Be
Classic Recordings of the 1920's and 30's, Vol. 2

- John Henry Blues - Earl Johnson
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Lonesome Road Blues - Ernest Stoneman / Kahle Brewer
- Washboard Cut Out - Bobby Leecan & His Need More Band
- Bob McKinney - Henry Thomas
- Swanee River - Fiddling John Carson & His Virginia...

- James Alley Blues - Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- Sail Away Ladies - Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar...
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Tallapoosa Bound - A.A. Gray / John Dilleshaw
- Billy Grimes, The Rover - Shelor Family
- Brown Skin Girl Down the Lane - Massey Family
- You Know You Done Me Wrong - Joe McCoy
- Old Joe - Sid Harkreader / Gradey Moore
- Beware - Blind Alfred Reed
- Knocking Down Casey Jones - Wilmer Watts / Lonely Eagles
- Four Day Blues - Tommy Bradley
- Riley The Furniture Man - Georgia Crackers
- Piney Woods Girl - Emmett Lundy / Ernest Stoneman
- State Street Rag - Louie Bluie
- Sugar In The Ground - Tweedy Brothers
- Then I'll Move To Town - Southern Moonlight Entertainers
- Lord Keep Me With A Mind - D.C. Rice



Yazoo CD 2029
202002New Orleans Blues

Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- James Alley Blues
- I'm Not Jealous

Acrobat CD 140
212003Goodbye, Babylon

Blind Willie Harris
- Where He Leads Me I Will Follow (disc 4, # 108)
6 CD box set

Dust-To-Digital DTD 01
222003Mississippi John Hurt
King Of The Blues Vol. 4

with Richard 'Rabbit' Brown & Hambone Willie Newbern

Mississippi John Hurt
- Frankie
- Nobody's Dirty Business
- Ain't No Tellin'
- Louis Collins
- Avalon Blues
- Big Leg Blues
- Stack O Lee Blues
- Candy Man Blues
- Got The Blues Can't Be Satisfied
- Blessed Be The Name
- Praying On The Old Camp Ground
- Blue Harvest Blues
- Spike Driver Blues

Richard 'Rabbit' Brown
- James Alley Blues
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
- I'm Not Jealous
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Hambone Willie Newbern
- She Could Toodle-Oo
- Nobody Knows (What The Good Deacon Does)
- Shelby County Workhouse Blues
- Way Down In Arkansas
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues
- Roll And Tumble Blues


The Reissue Project Cooperated by Johnny Parth, Document Records, Vienna, Austria
Document DOCD 5003
(1990)




P-Vine PCD 2259

232005Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
Blues, Ballads, Rags and Gospel in the Songster Tradition

disc 1:
Richard 'Rabbit' Brown
- James Alley
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
- I'm Not Jealous
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Papa Harvey Hull
- Gang Of Brown Skin Women
- Hey! Lawdy Mama (The France Blues)
- Two Little Tommie Blues
- Don't You Leave Me Here
Big Boy Cleveland
- Quill Blues
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home
- Original Stack O' Lee Blues
William Smith
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home
- When That Great Ship Went Down
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home
- Sinner, You'll Need King Jesus
Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues (tk 1)
- Church Bells Blues (tk 2)
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (tk 1)
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (tk 2)
- Cocaine Blues
- Traveling Coon
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
- Won't You Be Kind?


disc 2:
Luke Jordan
- If I Call You Mama
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell
Mississippi John Hurt
- Frankie
- Nobody's Dirty Business
- Ain't No Tellin'
- Louis Collins
- Avalon Blues
- Big Leg Blues
- Stack O' Lee Blues
- Candy Man Blues
- Got The Blues Can't Be Satisfied
- Blessed Be The Name
- Praying On The Old Camp Ground
- Blue Harvest Blues
- Spike Driver Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- She Could Toodle-Oo
- Nobody Knows (What The Good Deacon Does)
- Shelby County Workhouse
- Way Down In Arkansas
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy Eyed Woman's Blues
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Eli Framer
- Framer's Blues
- God Didn't Make No Monkey Man
Louie Lasky
- How You Want Your Rollin' Done
- Teasin' Brown Blues
- Caroline


disc 3:
Cedar Creek Sheik
- Ford V-8
- Watch The Fords Go By
- Mary Had A Little Lamb
- She's Totin' Something Good
- What A Pity
- I Believe Somebody's Ridin' My Mule
- Don't Use That Stuff
- Buy It From The Poultry Man
- Don't Credit My Stuff
- Jimmy Shut His Store Doors
Robert Hill
- I Had A Gal For The Last Fifteen Years
- Tell Me What's Wrong With You
- You Gonna Look Like A Monkey When You Get Old
- G Blues
- Just Smilin'
- Pal, How I Miss You Tonight
- Lumber-Yard Blues
- I'm Going To Write And Tell My Mother
- It Is So Good
- Hill's Hot Sauce
Virgil Childers
- Dago Blues
- Red River Blues
- Who's That Knockin' At My Door
- Somebody Stole My Jane
- Travelin' Man
- Preacher And The Bear


notes by Chris Smith

Document DOCD-5678
 

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 
Other artist's Covers of Richard (Rabbit) Brown songs
#year
of
release
Artist:
Record Title

- featured Richard (Rabbit) Brown song
label # / notes
11964Alice Stuart: All The Good Times

- Leavin' Home
- I'll Pawn You My Gold Watch And Chain
- Beatnik
- Seven Daffodils
- Black Jack David

- James Alley Blues
- Everyday Dirt

- Once I Had A Sweetheart
- Stackerlee
- Bad Girl
- Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman
- I Can't Help But Wonder
- All the Good Times


CD bonus tracks:
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Follow Me Honey, I'll Turn Your Money Green
- Lady Margaret
- Kassie Jones
- Take It Slow And Easy
- Three Jolly Rogues
- Woman Blue
- Frankie And Johnny



Arhoolie 4002


= Arhoolie CD 9034 (2002)

21966Judy Roderick
Woman Blue


- Someone To Talk My Troubles To (Weissman)
- Born In The Country (Traditional)
- Rock Me Baby (Traditional)
- Walking Slow Behind You (Heath/Lange)
- Young Girl's Dream (Drew/Jean)
- Mistreated (Traditional)
- Louisville Lou (Ager/Yellen)
- Country Girl Blues
- Contemporary Blues (Hendricks)
- Black And Blue (Brooks/Razaf/Waller)
- You Were on My Mind (Fricker)
- Two Hoboes (Gellert/Weissman)
- Woman Blue (Traditional)

CD bonus tracks:
- Jelly Roll Lord
- Me and My Chauffeur (Memphis Minnie)
- Mama Keeps Her Man at Home (Roderick)
- Long Old Road (Smith)


Vanguard VRS-9197 (mono)
VSD-79197 (stereo)
= Fontana TFL 6078 (UK)

click to blow up !
re-released 1993 on CD:
Vanguard VCD 19197

www.vanguardrecords.com

Judy Roderick
discography

31969The Lyman Family with Lisa Kindred
American Avatar

Love Comes Rolling Down

- California Water - take 1 (Trad.)
- James Alley Blues (Rabbit Brown)
- Good Shepherd (Trad.)
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (Trad.)

- It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Man To Cry (Bob Dylan)
- My Love Comes Rolling Down (Eric von Schmidt)
- California Water - take 2
click to enlarge !
Reprise 6353

more info

Lisa Kindred discography
Jim Kweskin discography

41976Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard

- Let That Liar Alone
- When I Loved You
- Working Girl Blues
- West Virginia My Home
- Mama's Gonna Stay
- Montana Cowboy
- Mean Papa Blues
- Nice Like That
- Mary Johnson
- Ramblin' Woman
- Beaufort County Jail
- Banjo Picking Girl

- James Alley Blues
- True Life Blues

Rounder 0054


= Rounder CD 0054 (1998)

51991Philadelphia Jerry Ricks:
True Blues


- Got The Blues and Can't Be Satisfied
- Shakes Blues
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- Homeless Blues
- Ain't No Tellin' (Blue Harvest)
- Casey Jones
- Goin' Home
- Break Of Dawn
- Let Me Be
- Take Me To The River
- No Crazy Woman

- James Alley Blues
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Traditional Line CD TL 1314

Jerry Ricks discography

61994Bob Dylan:
Minnesota Party Tape (May 1961)

- James Alley Blues
3 CD set


Wanted Man
WMM 033/034/035

71995Joan Crane: Foothills

- Hard Time Killing Floor
- It Must Be Love
- Foothills
- Back To The Woods
- You Don't Know
- Come Back Baby
- Marked For Blues

- James Alley Blues
- Tired Of Being Mistreated

Three Rivers Prod. 0029
81997'Philadelphia' Jerry Ricks:
Deep In The Well


- James Alley Blues
- No Place For Me
- Down In Luck
- Empty Bottle Blues
- Change Your Ways
- Born With The Blues
- New Pallet On The Floor
- When A Man Gets In Trouble
- New Avalon
- Ain't Afraid Of These Blues
- Gary Davis Medley
- Troubles
- Troubled, Lord
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot
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Rooster CD R2636

www.roosterblues.com

Jerry Ricks discography

91998The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute To The Anthology Of American Folk Music

- East Virginia Blues - Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, And Jay Bennett
- I'm On The Battlefield For My Lord - Ethel Caffie-Austin
- John Henry - John Jackson
- A Lazy Farmer Boy - Greg Hooven String Band
- Old Dog Blue - Lonnie Pitchford
- Home Sweet Home - The New Lost City Ramblers
- The Butcher Boy - Ginny Hawker
- John The Revelator - Ethel Caffie-Austin
- His Tapes Roll On - Peter Stampfel
- Minglewood Blues - John Sebastian And The J-Band With Geoff Muldaur
- The Coo Coo Bird - Ella Jenkins
- Frankie And Johnny - John Jackson
- Sugar Baby - Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy And Jay Bennett
- Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Balfa Toujours
- Spike Driver Blues - Dave Van Ronk
- Darling Corey - Greg Hooven String Band
- The Coo Coo Bird - Toshi Reagon

- James Alley Blues - Jeff Tweedy, Roger McGuinn, And Jay Bennett
- Nothing - The Fugs

Smithsonian Folkways
CD 40085
101999Roger McGuinn's Folk Den Vol. 1

- Mighty Day
- Pushboat
- John The Revelator
- Bonny Ship The Diamond
- John Henry
- Handsome Cabin Boy
- Wayfaring Stranger
- Finnegan's Wake

- James Alley Blues
- Home On The Range
- Mary Had A Baby

mp3.com 2720
112000Rooster Blues Records
1980-2000 Sampler

'Philadelphia' Jerry Ricks
- James Alley Blues


Rooster CD 2637

Jerry Ricks discography

122000Bob Dylan: I Was So Much Younger
Second McKenzie Tape (March 1963)

- James Alley Blues
4 CD set

Scouser/Dandelion
075/076/077/078
132000David Johansen and the Harry Smiths

- James Alley Blues
- Darling, Do You Remember Me?
- Delia
- Little Geneva
- Well, I've Been To Memphis
- Katie Mae
- Old Dog Blue
- Somebody Buy Me A Drink
- Poor Boy Blues
- On The Wall
- Don't Start Me Talking
- Oh Death
- Richland Woman

Chesky JD 196
142000Baby Gramps: Same Ol' Timously

- Nuthin' But A Nuthin'
- Medley Of Heartwarming Worm Songs
- Shake It 'N' Break It

- James Alley Blues
- Uncontrovertible Facts
- St. James Infirmary
- Go Wash An Elephant
- A-Ba-Dic-A-Dabba-Buz
- Big Rock Candy Mountain
- Palindromes
- Let's All Be Fairies
- When A Body Is Out Of A Job
- 'Nuther Nuthin' But A Nuthin'
- How I Found My Teddy Bear
- Teddy Bears' Picnic

Grampophone CD 1
152004Roger McGuinn: Limited Edition

- If I Needed Someone
- Parade Of Lost Dreams
- Shady Grove

- James Alley Blues
- On And On
- Southbound 95
- Castanet Dance
- Shenandoah
- When The Saints Go Marching In

April First 0401
 

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 120-121
- http://sunsite.kth.se/feastlib/mrf/yinyue/pw/BROWNR.HTM
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Original 1952 liner notes of Folkways FP-253

thanks to Alan Balfour, 'Montgomery Cleft', John Miller, Joel Slotnikoff, Daniel Wheeler and Russell Shor for additional info / label scans

 

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Rabbit Brown, New Orleans Songster

by Kevin S. Fontenot

 

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