G U S   C A N N O N   ca. 1920; source: Oakley 1981, p. 208; click to enlarge!
Gus Cannon ca. 1920
source: Oakley 1981, p 208

Gus Cannon
b. September 12, 1884 on a Plantation
    near Red Banks, Marshall County, Mississippi

d. October 15, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee
discography
G U S   C A N N O N, Memhis, Tennessee, 1971; source: Wilmer 1983; click to enlarge!
Gus Cannon, Memphis, Tennessee, 1971
source: Valerie Wilmer 1983

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.

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Gus Cannon / Cannon's Jug Stompers 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11927Blind Blake

Paramount 12565:
Blind Blake
- He's In The Jailhouse Now (20147-1) *
- Southern Rag (20123-1) #

Broadway 5053:
Blind George Martin
- He's In The Jailhouse (20147-1) *
- Southern Rag (20123-1) #

# rec. c. October 1927 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Blake, g, sp
* rec. c. November 1927 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Blake, voc, g; Gus Cannon, bj

Blind Blake discography


Paramount 12565

= Broadway 5053

# = Tempo R 40

21927Banjo Joe

- Can You Blame The Colored Man (20148-2)
- Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home (20144-2)

rec. c. November 1927 in Chicago, IL; Gus Cannon (Banjo Joe), voc, bj; Arthur Blake, g

Paramount 12571
31927Banjo Joe

- Jonestown Blues (20140-2) #
- Madison Street Rag (20145-2) *

rec. c. November 1927 in Chicago, IL; Gus Cannon (Banjo Joe), # voc, * sp, * bj, * whistling; Arthur Blake, * g

Paramount 12588

= Broadway 5054

41927Banjo Joe

- Jazz Gypsy Blues (20146-2) *
- My Money Never Runs Out (20149-2) #

rec. c. November 1927 in Chicago, IL; Gus Cannon (Banjo Joe), bj, # voc, * kazoo; Arthur Blake, g

Paramount 12604
51928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Minglewood Blues (41803-2) #
- Madison Street Rag (41805-1) *

rec. January 30, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium in Memphis, Tenn; Gus Cannon, bj, * voc, # jug, * whistling, * sp; Ashley Thompson, g, # voc; Noah Lewis, hca



Victor 21267

# = Bluebird 1850
# = Bluebird B5030
# = Sunrise S3117

61928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Big Railroad Blues (41804-2) #
- Springdale Blues (41806-1) *

rec. January 30, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, * voc, * bj, #* jug; Ashley Thompson, g, # voc; Noah Lewis, hca

Victor 21351

# = Bluebird B5287
# = Sunrise S3368

* = Bluebird B5413

71928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Bugle Call Rag (47065-1) *
- Pig Ankle Strut (45481-1) #

# rec. September 5, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Elijah Avery, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo

Victor 38006

* = Bluebird B5389

81928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Feather Bed (47002-2) #
- Riley's Wagon (47067-2) *

# rec. September 9, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Elijah Avery, g; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo

Victor 38515
91928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Heart Breakin' Blues (47001-2) #
- Viola Lee Blues (47066-1) *

# rec. September 9, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Elijah Avery, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo

Victor 38523

* = Bluebird 1850
* = Bluebird B5030
* = Sunrise S3117

   

- Viola Lee Blues (47066-2)

rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo
Victor unissued

RCA RCX202
Herwin LP 208
Document DOCD 5032

101928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Noah's Blues (45482-2)
- Ripley Blues (45480-1) #

rec. September 5, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Elijah Avery, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca



Victor 38539

# = Bluebird B5287
# = Sunrise S3368

111928Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Cairo Rag (47064-2) *
- Hollywood Rag (45483-2) #

# rec. September 5, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, g; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo

Victor 38566
121929CANNON and WOODS "The Beale Street Boys"

- Fourth And Beale (C-4338- ) *
- Last Chance Blues (C-4337- ) #

rec. September 12, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Gus Cannon, bj, voc; Hosea Woods, g, # voc, * sp



Brunswick 7138
131929Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Pretty Mama Blues (56342-2) *
- Going To Germany (56318-2) #

# rec. October 1, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. October 3, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca

Victor 38585

* = Bluebird B5413

141929Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Last Chance Blues (56316-1) #
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues (56340-1) *

# rec. October 1, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. October 3, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca

Victor 38593
151929Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Mule Get Up In The Alley (56339-2) *
- Walk Right In (56319-2) #

# rec. October 1, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. October 3, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca



Victor 38611
161929Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Tired Chicken Blues (56317-2) #
- Jonestown Blues (56341-1) *

# rec. October 1, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. October 3, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca



Victor 38629
171930Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Bring It With You When You Come (64708-2) #
- Money Never Runs Out (64746-2) *

# rec. November 24, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca; unknown, jug
* rec. November 28, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca; unknown, jug

Victor 23262
181930Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Wolf River Blues (64709-2) #
- Prison Wall Blues (64747-2) *

# rec. November 24, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca; unknown, jug
* rec. November 28, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca; unknown, jug

Victor 23272
191933Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Viola Lee Blues (47066-1) *
- Minglewood Blues (41803-2) #

# rec. January 30, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium in Memphis, Tenn; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Ashley Thompson, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo
Victor 21267 / V38523


Bluebird 1850




= Bluebird B5030 (1933)
[in May 1933 Bluebird changed
from 1800 to 5000 series]

= Sunrise S3117

20193?Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Big Railroad Blues (41804-2) #
- Ripley Blues (45480-1) *

# rec. January 30, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, jug; Ashley Thompson, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. September 5, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Elijah Avery, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
Victor 21351 / V38539


Bluebird B5287

= Sunrise S3368

21193?Washboard Rhythm Kings / Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Sloppy Drunk Blues (71793-1) *
- Bugle Call Rag (47065-1) #

# rec. September 20, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug; Elijah Avery, bj, g; Noah Lewis, hca; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo
* rec. November 23, 1932; Washboard Rhythm Kings
Victor 38006/23380




Bluebird B5389

22193?Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Going To Germany (56318-2) *
- Springdale Blues (41806-1) #

# rec. January 30, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, voc, bj, jug; Ashley Thompson, g; Noah Lewis, hca
* rec. October 1, 1929 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, bj, jug, voc; Hosea Woods, g, voc; Noah Lewis, hca
Victor 21351


Bluebird B5413


EP / LP / CD compilations
231952Anthology 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
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Folkways FP-253

2 LP set
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= Folkways FA 2953


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

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY627 (It 2009)

241957American Skiffle Bands

The Mobile Strugglers
- Raise A Ruckus Tonight
- Rock Me, Baby
- My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
- Trouble, Trouble Followed Me All Of My Days
Virgil Perkins
- Interview
Virgil Perkins & Jack Sims
- Goin' Around The Mountain, Darlin' Bessie
- John Henry

The Memphis Jug Band
- Harmonica Blues
- Tippin' Around

Gus Cannon
- Interview #
- Old John Booker, You Call That Gone #
- Kansas City Blues #
The Memphis Jug Band
- What You Gonna Do, Baby, When Your Troubles Get Like Mine
Will Shade & Charlie Burse
- Interview
The Memphis Jug Band
- Take Your Fingers Off It


album rec. by Samuel B. Charters

# rec. December 5, 1956 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, voc, bj







Folkways FA 2610
251959The Country Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Matchbox Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Careless Love

Cannon’s Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
Peg Leg Howell
- Low Down Rounder’s Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Stealin’ Stealin’
Blind Willie Johnson
- You Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Leroy Carr
- Alabama Woman
Sleepy John Estes
- Special Agent
Big Bill Broonzy
- Key To The Highway
Bukka White
- Fixin’ To Die
Tommy McClennan
- I’m A Guitar King
Robert Johnson
- Preachin’ Blues
Washboard Sam
- I Been Treated Wrong


edited by Samuel B. Charters
8-page booklet
by Samuel B. Charters







RBF RF 1 (1959)








= RBF RF 1 (1966)

RBF discography

261962The Great Jug Bands

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Goin' To Germany
Memphis Minnie and Her Jug Band
- Grandpa And Grandma Blues
Birmingham Jug Band
- Getting Ready For Trial
- German Blues
Jack Kelly and His South Memphis Jug Band
- Cold Iron Bed
- Red Ripe Tomatoes
Whistler and His Jug Band
- The Jug Band Special

Memphis Jug Band
- Coal Oil Blues
- Jug Band Waltz
Elder Richard Bryant's Sanctified Singers
- Come Over Here
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Garden Of Joy Blues
Kentucky Jug Band
- Walkin' Cane Stomp
Noah Lewis's Jug Band
- New Minglewood Blues
- Ticket Agent Blues
Memphis Sheiks
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
notes by Sam Charters
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 4

OJL discography

271962Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers
Kings of the Blues Vol. 1

- Ripley's Blues
- Viola Lee Blues (tk. 2)

- Big Railroad Blues
- Springdale Blues
7 inch EP
notes by Alexis Korner



RCA RCX 202 (UK)
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The Rooftop Singers' "Walk Right In" 1962/63
on Fontana 271 700 TF, Vanguard VRS-35017 (7 inch 45 rpm) & Vanguard VRS-9123 (LP)
(credited to "Erik Darling - Willard Svanoe")
287/17/1963Gus Cannon: Walk Right In

- Narration
- Kill It
- Walk Right In
- Salty Dog
- Going Around The Mountain
- Ol' Hen
- Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight

- Ain't Gonna Rain No More
- Boll-Weevil
- Come On Down To My House
- Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
- Get Up In The Morning Soon
- Crawdad Hole

rec. March 24 March 23, June 10, 1963 in Memphis, TN; Gus Cannon, voc, bj; poss. Sam Lindsay, g; Will Shade, jug; Milton Roby, wb
notes by Bob Altshuler





Stax 702 (US)
[only 500 copies pressed]




= Collector's Issue C-552
(Austria 199?)
"Gus Cannon 1963"

Collector's Issue
discography

original notes
by Bob Altshuler
and new notes
by Bengt Olsson





= Stax SCD-8603-2
(UK 1999)

291964The Jug Bands

The Old Southern Jug Band
- Blues Just Blues
- Thats All
- Hatchet Head Blues
The Birmingham Jug Band
- Bill Wilson
King Davids Jug Band
- Rising Sun Blues
- Whats That Tastes Like Gravy

Cannons Jug Stompers
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
Cliffords Louisville Jug Band
- Struttin The Blues

Memphis Jug Band
- Overseas Stomp
- Whitewash Station
- She Done Sold It Out
The Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Florida Blues
- Banjoreno
- Carpet Alley
- House Rent Rag







RBF RF 6

RBF discography

301965Music Down Home
An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, USA

- Take This Hammer - Lead Belly
- Field Call - Annie Grace Horn Dodson
- Children's Call - Annie Grace Horn Dodson
- Complaint Call - Enoch Brown
- Water On The Wheel - Annie Dodson
- Railroad, 1 - Rich Amerson
- Move Members Move - Rosie Hibler and Family
- Go Pray Ye - Annie Dodson
- The Day Is Past - Dorothy Melton
- Prayer Song - Dock Reed and Vera Hall
- King David - Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Colema

- Rockin' Jerusalem - Fisk Jubilee Singers
- Just Got Over at Last - Little Brother Montgomery
- Mama's Goin' to Buy Him a Little Lap Dog - Vera Hall Ward
- Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard and Brother Rabbit - Rich Amerson
- I'm Goin' Up North Satisfied - Children of East York School
- Railroad, 2 - Rich Amerson
- Lost John S- onny Terry
- Lost John - Prison Farm Work Group


- I'm Goin' to Pack Up My Things - Mozelle Moore
- Careless Love - Brownie McGhee
- Let Me Go Home, Whiskey - Snooks Eaglin
- You're My Man - Slick Chick Blues - Victoria Spivey
- I Wonder When I'll Get to Be Called a Man - Big Bill Broonzy
- Mule Ridin', Talking Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Black Woman - Rich Amerson


- Old John Booker, You Call That Gone - Gus Cannon
- John Henry - Furry Lewis
- Take Your Fingers Off It - Gus Cannon, Charlie Burse, and Will Shade
- 44 Blues - Willie Thomas and Butch Cage
- Sonny's Jump - Sonny Terry's Washboard Band
- Birmingham Jail - Lead Belly
- I'm So Glad - Montgomery Gospel Trio


ed. by Charles Edward Smith
2 LP box

Folkways FA 2691

www.folkways.si.edu

download liner notes
at Smithsonian Global Sound

311966Cannon's Jug Stompers / Clifford's Louisville Jug Band

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Cairo Rag
- Riley's Wagon
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Jonestown Blues

Clifford's Louisville Jug Band
- Dancin' The Blues
- I Don't Want You Blues
- Get It Fixed Blues
- Wakin' Up Blues


10 inch LP

Tax LP 2 (Sweden)
321966The Mike Raven Blues Show

- Levee Camp Moan - Texas Alexander
- Natch Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Walk Right In - Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Four Till Late - Robert Johnson
- Cow Cow Blues - Speckled Red
- Low Friends - Victoria Spivey

- See See Rider - Leadbelly
- Willie May Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- The SKy Is Crying - Sonny Boy Williamson
- I'm Gonna Lay Down - Brownie McGhee
- Don't Treat That Man - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Kocking At Your Door - Elmore James





XTRA 1047 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

331967The Blues
Music from the Documentary Film by Samuel Charters

J.D. Short & Memphis Willie B.
- Alone in the Evening Blues
J.D. Short
- Slidin' Delta
Pink Anderson
- Old Cotton Fields of Home
Furry Lewis
- John Henry
Baby Tate
- Bad Blues


Memphis Willie B. & Gus Cannon
- Sitting Here Thinking
Sleepy John Estes
- Lonesome Ground
Baby Tate
- If I Could Holler Like a Mountain Jack
- When I First Started Hoboing
Pink Anderson
- Weeping Willow Blues


rec. July 1962
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Asch A-101
=Folkways FA AS101
=Folkways F-ASCH101

click to enlarge !
= Blue Angel / Asch BA20011
(Zweitausendeins 1967 G)

www.folkways.si.edu

download liner notes/
sound clips at
Smithsonian Global
Sound

341967Rare And Hot 1923-1930
Vocals with accompaniment

Cannon And Woods
- Last Chance Blues
- Forth And Beals
Jenny Pope
- Bull Frog Blues
- Tennessee Workhouse Blues
Lena Henry
- Low Down Despondent Blues
Blind Roosevelt Graves
- New York Blues
- Guitar Boogie

Lucille Bogan
- Pot Hound Blues
- Coffee Grindin' Blues
- Black Angel Blues
- Tricks Ain't Walking No More
Margaret Carter
- Come Get Me Papa Before I Faint
- I Want Plenty Grease In My Frying
Anna Jones
- Trixie Blues
Rosa Henderson
- Get It Fixed


notes by Chris Albertson

Historical ASC-15
= Historical ASC-5829-15


= Historical HLP-15
"Pot Hound Blues"

Historical discography

351967The Jug Bands Vol. 1

Memphis Jug Band
- Sometimes I Think I Love You
- Memphis Boy Blues


Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pig Ankle Strut
- Bugle Call Rag

7 inch 33 rpm EP



Natchez NEP-701
(Argentine)

Natchez discography

36196810 Years In Memphis 1927-1937 The Jug Bands Vol. 1

George Torey
- Married Woman Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues

Gus Cannon
- Poor Boy
Allen Shaw
- Moanin' The Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Jailhouse Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Big Boy Cleveland
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
Furry Lewis
- Billy Lyons And Stack O 'Lee
- Big Chief Blues
Frank Stokes
- What's The Matter Blues
- Jazzin' The Blues
Tom Dickson
- Happy Blues
- Death Bell Blues
Kansas Joe
- Pile Drivin' Blues


notes by Don Kent
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Belzona L 1002

notes by Don Kent
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= Yazoo L 1002

Yazoo discography

371968Frank Stokes' Dream 1927-1931

Tom Dickson
- Labor Blues
Frank Stokes
- Frank Stokes' Dream
- Take Me Back
Pearl Dickson
- Twelve Pound Daddy
Furry Lewis
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Noah Lewis
- Devil In The Woodpile

Will Weldon
- Turpentine Blues
Furry Lewis
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Judge Harsh Blues
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe
- 'Frisco Town
- I Don't Want That Junk Outta You

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Noah's Blues
Frank Stokes
- Last Go Round


notes by Fritz Peterson
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Yazoo L 1008

= Yazoo CD 1008 YAZ
(1992?)

Yazoo discography

381968The Memphis Area - 1927-1932

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Madison Street Rag
- Hollywood Rag
Sleepy John Estes
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Black Mattie Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Nobody Knows What The Good Deacon Does
Burse & Stephen
- Tappin' That Thing
"Poor Jab"
- Come Along, Little Children
Frank Stokes
- It Won't Be Long Now - tk. 2

Memphis Minnie
- Garage Fire Blues
Noah Lewis' Jug Band
- Bad Luck's My Buddy
Sleepy John Estes
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Nashville Stonewall Blues
- Police Sergeant Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Kansas City Blues





Roots RL 307

Roots discography

391968Missouri and Tennessee 1924-1937

Missouri
Charley Jordan
- Raidin' Squad
The Two Charlies
- Got Your Water On
- Don't Put Your Dirty Hands On Me
Henry Spaulding
- Biddle Street Blues
Stovepipe No. 1
- Lonesome John
- Fisher's Hornpipe
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition
Stovepipe No. 1 & David Crockett
- A Woman Gets Tired Of The Same Man All The Time

Tennessee
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues
- Way Down In Arkansas

Banjo Joe
- My Money Never Runs Out
Rosie Mae Moore
- Staggering Blues
James "Yank" Rachel
- Little Sarah
- T-Bone Steak Blues
Charlie Pickett
- Crazy 'bout My Black Gal
Memphis Jug Band
- Evergreen Money Blues





Roots RL 310

Roots discography

401968Harmonicas, Washboards, Fiddles & Jugs (1926-1933)

Bobby Leecan's Need-More Band
- Apaloosa Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Peaches In The Springtime
- Feed Your Friend With A Long-Handled Spoon
- I Whipped My Woman With A Single-Tree
- I Packed My Suitcase, Started To The Train
Jack Kelly's Jug Band
- Believe I'll Go Back Home
- Ko-Ko-Mo Blues

Banjo Joe (Cannon & Blake)
- Jazz Gypsy Blues

Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
- Black Cat Bone Blues
- Dirty Guitar Blues
James Cole
- Mistreated The Only Friend You Had
- Nobody's Business If I Do
Kansas City Blues Strummers
- String Band Blues
King David's Jug Band
- Sweet Potato Blues
- I Can Deal Worry
Whistler's Jug Band
- Pig Meat Blues



Roots RL-311

Roots discography

411969Furry Lewis: On The Road Again
with Bukka White and Gus Cannon

- On The Road Again (Lewis)
- My Wife Is Getting Old (White)
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues (Lewis)

- Lela (Cannon)
- Oh Babe (Lewis)

- I've Got A Bird To Whistle (Lewis)
- Give Me an Old Lady (White)
- Furry's Worried Blues (Lewis)
- Gibson Hill (White)


- Goin' Back (To Memphis, TN) (Cannon) *

* on CD only
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Adelphi AD 1007S

notes by Denise Tapp
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= Genes CD 9918 (1999)

Adelphi discography

421969?More Of That Jug Band Sound   1927-1939

Memphis Jug Band
- Sometimes I Think I Love You
Noah Lewis's Carolina Peanut Boys
- Selling The Jelly
Vol Stevens
- Baby Got The Rickets, Mama's Got The Mobile Blues
Jed Davenport and His Beale Street Jug Band
- Beale St. Breakdown
- Save Me Some
Tommy Bradley
- Adam And Eve
- Four Days Blue
Cincinnati Jug Band
- George St. Stomp

Jack Kelly
- Betty Sue
- Man Fooler Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Gator Wobble
- On The Road Again
Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
- Louisville Special
Daddy Stovepipe and Mississippi Sarah
- Greenville Strut
Birmingham Jug Band
- Giving It Away

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Wolf River Blues

notes by Henry Vestine
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 19

OJL discography

431969?The Blues In Memphis 1927-1939

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- Married Woman Blues
Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It
Robert Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues
Yank Rachell
- Gravel Road Woman
Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
Beale Street Shieks
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- That Will Be Alright
- Goin' Back To Texas
Vol Stevens
- Vol Stevens Blues
Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
Jack Kelly
- Flower Blues
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule
notes by David Evans
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-21

OJL discography

441970Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936

Will Batts
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Ain't No Use You Tryin' To Tell On Me
Hattie Hart
- Coldest Stuff In Town
Yank Rachell & Dan Smith
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Soo Cow Soo
The Two Charlies
- I Couldn't Stay Here
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Joliet Bound
Memphis Minnie
- Drunken Barrel House Blues
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Memphis Minnie
- That'll Be Alright
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Something Gonna Happen To You

Gus Cannon
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson & Co.
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree
San Townsend
- Lily Kimball Blues
notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
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click to enlarge!
Yazoo L 1021

= Yazoo CD 1021 YAZ
(1991)

Yazoo discography

451970Skoodle Um Skoo
Early Folk Blues Volume 1

Stovepipe No. 1 (Sam Jones)
- I've Got Salvation In My Heart (1924)
- Lord Don't You Know I Have No Friend Like You? (1924)
- Cripple Creek And Sourwood Mountain Take 1 (1925)
- Turkey In The Straw (1925)
Charlie Jackson
- Mama Don't Allow It (1925)
- Take Me Back Blues (1925)
- Shave Em Dry (1925)
- Coffee Pot Blues (1925)
- Skoodle Um Skoo (1927)


Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon & Blind Blake)
- Jonestown Blues (1927)
- Madison Street Rag (1927)
- Can You Blame The Colored Man (1927)
Joe Joe (Joe Linthecome)
- Humming Blues (1927)
Winston Holmes and Charlie Turner
- The Kansas City Call (1929)
- Rounders Lament (1929)
Walter Jacobs and The Carter Brothers
- Sheiks Special (1930)
- Dear Little Girl (1930)
Billy James and his Guitar (Blind Blake)
- Champagne Charlie Is My Name (1932)

compiled by David Harrison; prod. by Gef Lucena

notes by Tony Russell



Saydisc Matchbox SDR 199
461970Memphis Blues (1927-1939) Vol. 2

Memphis Minnie
- Squat It
Kansas Joe McCoy
- Someday I'll Be In The Clay
Jack Kelly's South Memphis Jug Band
- Highway 61 Blues - No. 2
Blind Clyde Church
- Number Nine Blues
- Pneumatic Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- Mad Dog Blues
Little Buddy Doyle
- Hard Scufflin' Blues
- Renewed Love Blues

Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
- Sweet Mama
Furry Lewis
- Good Looking Girl Blues
Will Batts
- Country Woman

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Blues Everywhere I Go
- Somebody's Got To Go
The Three Stripped Gears
- 1931 Depression Blues


compiled and produced by Evelyn Parth
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Roots RL 329

Roots discography

471970Travellin' This Lonesome Road
An Anthology Of The Victor/Bluebird Catalogues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean #
Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- She Stays Out All Night Long
James Rachel
- Sweet Mama
Clifford Gibson
- Jive Me Blues
- She Rolls It Slow

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pretty Mama Blues

Walter Davis
- Travellin' This Lonesome Road
- Sad And Lonesome Blues
Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Joe Williams
- Get Your Head Trimmed Down
- Peach Orchard Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Early In The Morning
- Project Highway

# previously unissued first takes

notes by Neil Slaven


click to read liner notes !
RCA International (Camden)
INT 1175
= RCA 731.046
481970John Jeremy's Film
Blues Like Showers Of Rain


Gus Cannon
- My Money Never Runs Out
J.B. Lenoir
- It Hurts Me So Bad (Someday Baby)
Willie Thomas, James 'Butch' Cage & Grandson
- Little Red Rooster
Little Brother Montgomery
- Trembling Blues
J.B. Lenoir
- I Feel Like Playing My Box
Sunnyland Slim & Robert Lockwood
- Take a Little Walk With Me
Wade Walton & R.C. Smith
- Barbershop Rhythm
J.B. Lenoir
- I Been Don So Long [from Decca 4664]
Otis Spann
- People Call Me Lucky
Willie Thomas & James 'Butch' Cage
- Penitentiary Blues
Sunnyland Slim & Robert Lockwood Jr.
- Prison Bound
J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say (Stand By Me)
Willie Thomas & James 'Butch' Cage
- Kill That Nigger Dead
J.B. Lenoir
- It Hurts Me So Bad (Someday Baby)
Robert Curtis Smith
- Blues
click to enlarge !
Kay 014 KJ (1979)
(30 minutes)

click to enlarge !
= Rhapsody 8022 (1986)

click to enlarge !
(=) Vestapol DVD 13003
(2003 "bonus track")
"Legends of Country
Blues Guitar Vol. 1"

491971Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Minglewood Blues
- Pig Ankle Strut
- Feather Bed
- Cairo Rag
- Bugle Call Rag
- Viola Lee Blues
- Riley's Wagon
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beale
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Walk Right In
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come



Roots RL-336

Roots discography

501971The Great Jug Bands 1926-1934
never before on LP

Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band
- Save Me Some
- You Ought To Move Out Of Town
- Beale Street Breakdown
- The Dirty Dozen

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues

Phillips Louisville Jug Band
- Soldier Boy Blues
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Florida Blues
- Louisville Stomp
- Skip, Skat, Doodle-Do
Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
- Rockin' Chair Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Mary Anna Cut Off
- Memphis Shakedown
- Papa Long Blues
notes by Dick Spottswood

Historical HLP-36

Historical discography

511971The Memphis Blues Again, Vol. 1

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

Furry Lewis
- Natural Born Eastman No. 2
Furry Lewis & Willie Morris and Dewey Corley
- New Turn Your Money Green
Joe Dobbins & Backwards Sam Firk
- Basin Street Blues
- Sweet Patricia

Gus Cannon
- Mule Gallop
Dewey Corley & Willie Morris and Furry Lewis
- Dewey's Walkin' Blues
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller
- Step It Up And Go

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

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

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

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

notes by Stephan
Michaelson and Steve
LaVere with assistance
by Nick Perls and
Michael Stewart
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Adelphi AD 1009

click to enlarge !
= Echo Music 801 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 1"
"Memphis Blues"

Adelphi discography

521971Blues 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)

; click to enlarge!
The Rooftop Singers' "Walk Right In" - reissue 1972
on Eric 6502 (7 inch 45 rpm)
(credited to "Erik Darling - Willard Svanoe - Gus Cannon - Hosia [sic] Woods")
531973Fillin' 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

541975 

Herwin H 208 gatefold / notes

Cannon's Jug Stompers
The Complete Works In Chronological Order 1927-1930 including Gus Cannon as Banjo Joe

Herwin / Yazoo DLP track sequence:
- Jonestown Blues #
- Poor Boy Long Ways From Home #
- Madison Street Rag #
- Jazz Gypsy Blues #
- Can You Blame The Colored Man #
- My Money Never Runs Out #
- Minglewood Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Madison Street Rag

- Springdale Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Pig Ankel Strut
- Noah's Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Feather Bed
- Cairo Rag
- Bugle Call Rag


- Viola Lee Blues - 1
- Viola Lee Blues - 2 #
- Riley's Wagon #
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beale #
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In

- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues

# not on Yazoo CD

Yazoo CD track sequence:
- Minglewood Blues
- Walk Right In
- Going To Germany
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Bugle Call Rag
- Prison Wall Blues
- Feather Bed
- Noah's Blues
- Wolf River Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Viola Lee Blues
- Cairo Rag
- Last Chance Blues
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Money Never Runs Out
- Pig Ankel Strut
- Jonestown Blues
- The Rooster Crowing Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Big Railroad Blues

front cover artwork of Yazoo releases by Fred Carlson

DLP
notes by Bengt Olsson



Herwin H 208

Herwin discography

DLP [no gatefold]
notes by Bengt Olsson
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo 1082/83 (19??)

notes by Bengt Olsson
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo CD 1082/83 (1989)

Yazoo discography

551976Blues In The Twenties

Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown
Furry Lewis
- Sweet Papa Moan
Henry Thomas
- Cottonfield Blues
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- It's Tight Like That
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
- Trouble In Mind
Leroy Carr
- How Long How Long Blues - no. 2
Pine Top Smith
- Nobody Knows You When You'r Down And Out

Henry Spaulding
- Cairo Blues
Henry Brown
- Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks

Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
- Last Chance Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Jim Jackson
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree - part 1
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree - part 2
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues
"Funny Paper" Smith
- Howlin' Wolf Blues no. 1

MCA MCA-3525 (Jp)
561979?The Roots Of Rock

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
- When The Levee Breaks
Charley Patton
- A Spoonful Blues
Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down
Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Bo Carter
- Corrine Corrine
Blind Blake
- Diddie Wa Diddie
Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues

Henry Thomas
- Bull Doze Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Blind Blake
- That Will Never Happen No More

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
notes by Steve Calt
click to enlarge !

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Yazoo 1063

click to enlarge !
= Yazoo CD 1063 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

571984Memphis Blues (1928 - 1930)
(Jazz Tribune No. 51)

Frank Stokes
- How Long?
- 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do Part 2
- It Won't Be Long Now
- Right Now Blues
Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- I'm Gonna Move To Louisiana Part 1
- I'm Gonna Move To Louisiana Part 2
- This Mornin' She Was Gone

Furry Lewis
- Kassie Jones Part 1
- Dry Land Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
Robert Wilkins
- Jailhouse Blues
- Rolling Stone Part 1
- Rolling Stone Part 2
- I Do Blues


Memphis Jug Band
- Sun Brimmer Blues
- Snitchin' Gambler Blues
- Peaches In The Springtime
- A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
Minnie Wallace
- Dirty Butter
- The Old Folks Started It
Hattie Hart
- Won't You Be Kind To Me?
- You Wouldn't, Would You Papa?


Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Big Railroad Blues
- Feather Bed
- Viola Lee Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
Memphis Minnie
- I'm Going Back Home
- I Never Told A Lie
Joe McCoy and Joe Johnson
- Don't Want No woman
Memphis Minnie
- Georgia Skin
DLP
click to enlarge !
RCA NL 89276 (Fr)

= BMG/RCA CD
74321264092 (1995)

581984Songsters & Saints
Vocal Traditions on Race Records Vol. 2

Medicine Show Songsters
Papa Charlie Jackson
- I'm Alabama Bound
- Long Gone Lost John

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- My Money Never Runs Out
Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson
- Bye, Bye, Policeman
- My Monday Woman Blues
- Old Dog Blue
Beale Street Sheiks (Stokes and Sane)
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It
- Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon


Songsters East and West
Stovepipe No. 1 and David Crockett
- A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around
- A Woman Get's Tired Of The Same Man All The Time
Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"
- Old Country Stomp
- Bob McKinney
- Arkansas
Luke Jordan
- Traveling Coon
- Cocaine Blues
Blind Blake
- He's In The Jail House Now
- West Coast Blues



The Straining Preachers
Rev. J.C. Burnett
- The Donfall Of Nebuchadnezzar
- The Gambler's Doom
Rev. J.M. Gates
- Yonder Comes My Lord With A Bible In His Hand
- God's Wrath In The St. Louis Cyclone
- The Eagle Stirs Her Nest
Rev. F.W. McGee
- The Half Ain't Never Been Told
- Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale
Rev. D.C. Rice
- Come And See
- We Got The Same Kind Of Power Over Here

Arizona Dranes
- It's All Right Now
- Just Look
Blind Joe Taggart
- God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From Tares
- There's A Hand Writing On The Wall
Blind Willie Johnson
- If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down
- God Moves On The Water
- The Rain Don't Fall On Me
Elders McIntosh and Edwards
- The Latter Rain Is Fall
Memphis Sanctified Singers
- He Got Better Things For You
DLP


click to read track listing !
Matchbox MSEX 2003/2004

Matchbox discography

591985Tennessee Legends

Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge
- Special Agent
- Mr. Pat
- Rats In My Kitchen
Furry Lewis
- Brownsville Blues
- Mistreatin' Woman
- Fare-Thee-Well Blues

Will Shade
- Kansas City Blues
Will Shade & Furry Lewis
- The Train

Gus Cannon
- Boll Weevil Blues
Will Shade
- Wine-Headed Man
Furry Lewis & Will Shade
- Furry Lewis Rag
Charlie Burse & Will Shade
- Beale Street Shuffle
Jennie Mae Clayton & Will Shade
- What Must I Do?
Will Shade
- Jump And Jive


rec. 1962-63 in Memphis, TN by George Mitchell & Roger Brown
notes by Roger S. Brown
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Southland SLP 14

Southland discography

click to enlarge !
= Fat Possum FP 1092-2
"Tennessee Recordings:
The George Mitchell
Collection"

BR220,36

601989Will Shade & Gus Cannon 1961

- Kansas City Blues
- Can't Stay I've Got To Go []

- Carry Me Back To West Virginia #
- Can I Ride With You Tonight?
- I Can't Stand It

- Goin' Round The Mountain #
- You Send Me John
- I'm Sitting Beside The Water []

- Son Brimmer's Blues
- Stingy Woman Blues
- Newport News Blues
- Stella
- I'll Get A Break Before Long

- Walk Right In (No. 2) #
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Train

- Banjo Rag #

rec. July 18 / 19, 1961 "with Friends at a Private Party in Memphis, Tenn."; Will Shade, voc, g; [] Laura Dukes, voc, banjolele # Gus Cannon, voc, bj, jug

Laura Dukes discography


Document DLP 561

Document discography

611990?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)

621990Gus Cannon: Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 1
(November 1927 to 20 September 1930)

Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
- Jonestown Blues
- Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home
- Madison Street Rag
- Jazz Gypsy Blues
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
- My Money Never Runs Out
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Minglewood Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Springdale Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Pig Ankle Strut
- Noah's Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart-breakin' Blues
- Feather Bed
- Cairo Rag
- Bugle Call Rag
- Viola Lee Blues (tk. 1)
- Viola Lee Blues (tk. 2)
- Riley's Wagon
notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5032
631990Gus Cannon & Noah Lewis: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Volume 2
(12 September 1929 to 28 November 1930)

Cannon And Woods (The Beale Street Boys)
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beal
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil In The Woodpile

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blue
Noah Lewis
- Like I Want To Be
Noah Lewis' Jug Band
- Ticket Agent Blues
- New Minglewood Blues
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never
- Prison Wall Blues
notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5033
641991Wild About My Lovin'
Beale Street Blues 1928-30

Memphis Jug Band
- Overseas Stomp
- Stealin' Stealin'
- K. C. Moan
- On The Road Again
- Jug Band Waltz
Jim Jackson
- My Monday Woman Blues
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- When I Woke Up This Morning She Was Gone
- I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
- Viola Lee Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Going To Germany
- Prison Wall Blues
Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- Taint Nobody's Business
- Taint Nobody's Business (Part II)
- Take Me Back


notes by Billy Altmann



RCA 2461-2-R (US)
; click to enlarge!
Forrest Gump soundtrack 1994
containing The Rooftop Singers' "Walk Right In"
651994Gus Cannon & His Jug Stompers
The Legendary 1928-1930 Recordings

- Minglewood Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Springdale Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Pig Ankle Strut
- Noah's Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Feather Bed
- Cairo Rag
- Bugle Call Rag
- Viola Lee Blues
- Riley's Wagon
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going to Germany
- Walk Right In
- Mule Get Up in the Alley
- Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It with You When You Come
- Wolf River Blues
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues

JSP CD 610

notes by Keith Briggs

= JSP CD 3406 (2002)
2 CD set along with
"Sleepy John Estes:
First Recordings"
(JSP 601; 1994)
remastered by
John R.T. Davies

661995Memphis Jug Bands: Walk Right In
The Blues Collection # 41

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Minglewood Blues
- Viola Lee Blues
- Pig Ankle Strut
- Walk Right In
- Ripley Blues
- Feather Bed
Memphis Jug Band
- Sun Brimmer's Blues
- Sugar Pudding
- K.C. Moan
- A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
- Cocaine Habit Blues
- On The Road Again
- Stealin' Stealin'
- Move That Thing
- Cave Man Blues
- It Won't Act Right
- He's In The Jailhouse Now


ed. by Tony Russell



Orbis BLU NC 0041
671995Memphis Masters
Early American Blues Classics   1927-1934

- Country Woman - Will Batts
- Death Bell Blues - Tom Dickson
- Billy Lyons and Stackolee - Furry Lewis
- Pile Driver Blues - Joe McCoy
- I'm Going Away Blues - Frank Stokes
- Little Rock Blues - Pearl Dickson
- Beale Street Breakdown - Jed Davenport
- Where Is My Good Man At? - Memphis Minnie
- Doctor Medicine - South Memphis Jug Band

- Poor Boy A Long Way From Home - Gus Cannon
- Red Ripe Tomatoes - Jack Kelly
- Downtown Blues - Frank Stokes

- Last Chance Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
- Won't You Be Kind? - Hattie Hart
- Cadillac Baby - Will Batts
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- I Let My Daddy Do That - Hattie Hart
- Old Sometime Blues - Frank Stokes


notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD
681998My Rough And Rowdy Ways
Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs
Classic Recordings of the 1920 and 30s - Vol. I

- Tell It To Me - Grant Brothers
- Little Sadie - Clarence Ashley
- Bad Luck Dice - Clifford Gibson
- Way Up On Clinch Mountain - Jilson Setters
- Frankie - Dykes Magic City Trio
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Got The Jake Leg Too - Ray Brothers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- Kentucky Blues - 'Little Hat' Jones
- Prisoner's Dream - Allen Brothers
- John Hardy - Sweet Brothers/Ernest Stoneman
- Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon/Sam McGee
- The Fate Of Talmedge Osborn - Ernest Stoneman/Kahle Brewer

- Viola Lee Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Rock House Gamblers - Cleve Chaffin/The McClung Brothers
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- All Bound Down - Haywood County Ramblers
- Low Down Rounder Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Stack-O-Lee - Fruit Jar Guzzlers
- My Crime Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Jesse James - Ken Maynard
- Chain Gang Special - Watts & Wilson





Yazoo CD 2039
69199?Memphis Sessions (1956 - 1961)

Will Shade (1956)
- I Can't Stand It
Furry Lewis (1959)
- Slide guitar instrumental [Warm Up] [RBF 202]
- You Can Leave [Me] Baby [RBF 202]

Gus Cannon
- I Met Mr. Toad #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Dirty Mother For You #
Will Shade
- You Send Me John (No. 2) #
- The Woman I'm Lovin' #

Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Salty Water #
- He's Knocking On My Door #
Gus Cannon
- Show Me The Way To Go Home #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- He's Gone #

Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Shanghai Blues #
Gus Cannon
- Walk Right In (No. 1) #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Nobody Loves Me #
Will Shade
- You Send Me John (No. 2) #

Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- I˜m Goin Down To Lucy Maes #
Charles Hicks (voc, g)
- Lucille #

Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Haunted House Blues #
Will Shade
- Dirty, Dirty Dozen #
Mary Mitchell (with Will Shade, g)
- I'm Drifting #

Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Laura Blues #

# rec. July 18 / 19, 1961 at a private party in Memphis, Tenn. by Don Hill

Laura Dukes discography




Wolf 120.920
702000The 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

Catfish discography

712001The Best Of Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Feather Bed
- Last Chance Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Going to Germany
- Minglewood Blues
- Mule Get up in the Alley
- Viola Lee Blues
- Walk Right In
- Noah's Blues
- Wolf River Blues
- Riley's Wagon
- Madison Street Rag
- Bring It With You When You Come
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Pig Ankle
- Money Never Runs Out
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Springdale Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Prison Wall Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues

Yazoo CD 2060
722005The Memphis Jug Band with Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

disc 1
- Sun Brimmers Blues
- Stingy Woman Blues
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Newport News Blues
- Sometimes I Think I Love You
- Sunshine Blues
- Memphis Boy Blues
- I'm Looking For The Bully Of The Town
- I Packed My Suitcase, Started To The Train
- State Of Tennessee Blues
- Bob Lee Junior Blues
- Kansas City Blues
- Beale Street Mess Around
- I'll See You In The Spring
- Turpentine Blues - Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule - Will Weldon
- Vol Stevens Blues - Vol Stevens
- Baby Got The Rickets (Mama's Got The Mobile Blues) - Vol Stevens
- Snitchin' Gambler Blues
- Evergreen Money Blues
- Coal Oil Blues
- Papa Long Blues
- Peaches In The Springtime
- She Stays Out All Night Long


disc 2
- Lindberg Hop
- Sugar Pudding
- A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
- On The Road Again
- Whitehouse Station Blues
- Stealin' Stealin'
- Jug Band Waltz
- Mississippi River Waltz
- Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
- She Stabbed Me With An Ice Pick - Will Shade
- I Can't Stand It
- What's The Matter
- Dirty Butter - Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It - Minnie Wallace
- Won't You Be Kind To Me - Hattie Hart
- You Wouldn't, Would You Papa? - Hattie Hart
- Feed Your Friend With A Long Handled Spoon
- I Can Beat You Plenty
- Taking Your Place
- Tired Of You Driving Me
- Memphis Yo Yo Blues
- K.C. Moan
- I Whipped My Woman With A Single Tree


disc 3
- Everybody's Talking About Sadie Green
- Oh Ambulance Man
- Cocaine Habit Blues
- Jim Strainer Blues
- Cave Man Blues
- Fourth Street Mess
- It Won't Act Right
- Bumble Bee Blues
- Meningitis Blues
- Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
- Stonewall Blues
- Spider's Nest Blues
- Papa's Got Your Water On
- Going Back To Memphis
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- Got A Letter From My Darlin'
- Round And Round
- You May Leave, But This Will Bring You Back
- Move That Thing
- You Got Me Rollin'
- Son Brimmers Blues
- Stingy Woman Blues
- Newport News Blues
- Snitchin' Gambler Blues
- Lindberg Hop


disc 4
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Minglewood Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Springdale Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Pig Ankle Strut
- Noah's Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Feather Bed
- Cairo Rag
- Bugle Call Rag
- Viola Lee Blues
- Riley's Wagon
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blues
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues

remastered by John R.T. Davies

4 CD set
notes by Keith Briggs

JSP JSPCD 7745
732005Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows 1926 - 1937

disc 1
- The Spasm - Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
- Tanner's Boarding House - Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett
- Don't Think I'm Santa Claus - Lil McClintock
- Hokum Blues - Dallas String Band with Coley Jones
- Jimbo Jambo Land - Shorty Godwin
- Gonna Swing On The Golden Gate - Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers
- Papa's 'Bout To Get Mad - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was A Married Man - Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright
- Bye, Bye, Policeman - Jim Jackson
- The Bald-Headed End Of A Broom - Walter Smith
- Bow Wow Blues - Allen Brothers
- Beans - Beans Hambone & El Morrow
- A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around - Stovepipe # 1 and David Crockett
- Tell It To Me - Grant Brothers & Their Music
- Ain't No Use Working So Hard - Carolina Tar Heels
- Mama Keep Your Yes Ma'am Clean - Walter Cole
- C-H-I-C-K-E-N Spells Chicken - Kirk McGee & Blythe Poteet
- My Money Never Runs Out - Banjo Joe
- Railroadin' Some - Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"
- Traveling Man - Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers
- G. Burns Is Gonna Rise Again - Johnson-Nelson-Porkchop
- Baby All Night Long - Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
- Born In Hard Luck - Chris Bouchillon
- He's In The Jailhouse Now - Memphis Sheiks


disc 2
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Chevrolet Car - Sam McGee
- It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' - Gid Tanner & His Skillet-Lickers

- Bring It With You When You Come - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Atlanta Strut - Blind Sammie
- Go Along Mule - Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers
- Casey Bill - Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
- I Got Mine - Frank Stokes
- Hannah - Chris Bouchillon
- Adam & Eve In The Garden - Bogus Ben Covington
- Mysterious Coon - Alec Johnson & His Band
- Her Name Was Hula Lou - Carolina Tar Heels
- Reno Blues - Three Tobacco Tags
- Scoodle Um Skoo - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Stackalee - Frank Hutchison
- The Cat's Got The Measles, The Dog's Got The Whooping Cough - Walter Smith
- Shout You Cats - Hezekiah Jenkins
- Nobody's Business If I Do - Tommie Bradley
- Sweet Sixteen - Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
- Ticklish Reuben - Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright
- I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop - Jim Jackson
- Shine - Dallas String Band with Coley Jones
- The Gypsy - Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers
- Kiss Me Cindy - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
2 CD set
notes by Marshall Wyatt
& Bengt Olsson

Old Hat CD 1005
742007Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 5
2008 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Range In My Kitchen Blues - Texas Alexander
- One Dime Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Mississippi Jail House Groan - Rube Lacey
- Nehi Mama Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Deep Moaning Blues - Ma Rainey
- Jail House Blues - Crying Sam Collins

- Madison Street Rag - Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
- Seaboard Stomp - Blind Blake
- The New Shake That Thing - Mississippi Sheiks
- Low Down Jail House - Blind Blake
- Cold And Blue - Ida Cox
- The Santa Claus Crave - Elzadie Robinson

Supplementary CD tracks:
- Ain't Gonna Do That No More - Blind Blake
- Talkin' To You Wimmin' About The Blues - Blind Willie McTell & Mary Willis
- Merciful Blues - Blind Willie McTell & Mary Willis
- Outside Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds


remastered by Richard Nevins

Blues Images Vol. 5 (2008)


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. 136-137
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 83-84
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 225-226
- Giles Oakley: Blues, die schwarze Musik (The Devil's Music).- Bergisch Gladbach (Gustav Lübbe) 1976
- Bengt Olsson: Memphis Blues.- London (Studio Vista) 1970
- Valerie Wilmer: The Face of Black Music.- New York (Da Capo Press) 2nd paperback printing 1983
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- http://www.angelfire.com/folk/longtimecoming/jugstompers/
- http://web.archive.org/web/20031004142639/http://www.ping.be/ml-cmb/cjsindex.htm
- www.redhotjazz.com/cjs.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Stax 702

thanks to Alan Balfour, Milosch Fürst jun., Max Hoeffner, Izumi Kinoshita and Chris Kimmer for additional info / scans

 

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