J A Y B I R D   C O L E M A N; source: Cather 1968
source: CATHER 1968, p. 5

Jaybird
Coleman
Burl C. Coleman
b. May 20, 1896 in Gainesville, Alabama

d. June 26, 1950 in Tuskegee, Alabama
discography

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Jaybird Coleman 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
   

- Mill Log Blues (GEX-693-A)
- Mean Trouble Blues (GEX-694- )
- Ah'm Sick And Tired Of Telling You (To Wiggle That Thing) (GEX-698- ) #

rec. July 8, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca; # R.D. Norwood, g
Gennett unissued
   

- Black Mule Horse Blues (GEX-695- )
- Clouds Done Get Darkened - B'lieve It's Gonna Rain (GEX-696- ) #

rec. July 8, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; R.D. Norwood, voc, prob. own g; # Jaybird Coleman, voc, jazz horn
Gennett unissued
11927Jay Bird Coleman / Jelly Roll Anderson

Jay Bird Coleman
- Mill Log Blues (GEX-767- ) #   @ Spotify
Jelly Roll Anderson
- Salt Tear Blues (12720-B)   @ Spotify


# rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca
* rec. April 19, 1927 in Chicago, IL or Richmond, IN; Jelly Roll Anderson, voc; Henry Johnson vn; James Johnson, p; Henry Moon or George Thomas, g

Gennett 6226

# = Champion 15339
(as by
Rabbits Foot Williams)

21927Bertha Ross

- Blues Rode Me All Night Long (GEX-762-B)   @ Spotify
- My Jelly Blues (GEX-763- ) #   @ Spotify

rec. August 1, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Bertha Ross, voc; Bessemer Blue Pickers: Vance Patterson, p; # prob. Jaybird Coleman, hca; unknown, whistling

Gennettt 6227

= Champion 15360

31927Jaybird Coleman

- Trunk Busted - Suitcase Full Of Holes (GEX-772-A) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Man Trouble Blues (GEX-771- ) *   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca

Gennett 6245

# = Champion 15339
* = Champion 15379
(as by
Rabbits Foot Williams)

# = Conqueror 7268
(as by George Alexander)

   

- Money Mama Blues (GEX-768-A)
- May Be My Last Time, I Don't Know (GEX-776- )

rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca
Gennett unissued
41927Jay Bird Coleman

- Ah'm Sick An' Tired Of Tellin' you (To Wiggle That Thing) (GEX-770-A) #   @ Spotify
- No More Good Water - 'Cause The Pond Is Dry (GEX-800- ) *   @ youtube   @ Spotify

# rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca
* rec. August 13, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca



Gennett 6276

# = Champion 15379
(as by
Rabbits Foot Williams)

# = Conqueror 7268
(as by George Alexander)

   

- Times Gettin' Hard - Work's Been Gettin' Scarce (GEX-857- )
- Passenger Train (GEX-858-A) #

rec. August 30, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca, # hca solo
Gennett unissued
 

Some of the Gennett recordings were later reissued on subsidiary labels like Challenge, Champion, Conqueror, Silvertone, Superior, Supertone, Bell and Buddy - often using a pseudonym for the artist or group to avoid paying the musicians royalties (source: http://www.starrgennett.org/stories/history/4.htm)
 

51927Rabbits Foot Williams

- Mistreatin' Mama (GEX-801-A)   @ Spotify
- Save Your Money - Let These Women Go (GEX-802-B) #   @ Spotify

rec. August 13, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca

Black Patti 8052

# = Paramount 12680

61927Jaybird Coleman

- Boll Weevil (GEX-769-A) #   @ Spotify
- You Heard Me Whistle (Oughta Know Me Blow) (GEX-799-A) *   @ Spotify

# rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca
* rec. August 13, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca

Black Patti 8055
7192?Rabbits Foot Williams

- Mill-Log Blues (GEX-767- )   @ Spotify
- Trunk Busted - Suitcase Full Of Holes (GEX-772-A)   @ Spotify

rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca

Champion 15339
8192?Rabbits Foot Williams

- Ah'm Sick An' Tired Of Telling You (To Wiggle That Thing) (GEX-770-A)
- Man Trouble Blues (GEX-771- )

rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca

Champion 15379
9192?George Alexander

- Trunk Busted - Suitcase Full of Holes (GEX-772-A)
- I'm Sick and Tired of Telling You (To Wiggle That Thing) (GEX-770-A)

rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca

Conqueror 7268
10192? Rabbits Foot Williams / Jim Foster

Rabbits Foot Williams
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some 'O These Days (GEX-775-A) #
Jim Foster
- I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart (13036) *   @ Spotify


# rec. August 5, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca; Ollis Martin, 2nd hca
* rec. c. September 17, 1927 in Richmond, IN; Sam Collins, voc, g

Sam Collins discography


Silvertone 5172
111928?Jaybird Coleman / George 'Bullet' Williams

Jaybird Coleman #
- Save Your Money - Let These Women Go (GEX-802-B) #   @ Spotify
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama (20590-2) *   @ Spotify


# rec. August 13, 1927 in Birmingham, AL; Jaybird Coleman, voc, hca (labelled "Middlin' Blues by George 'Bullet' Williams" (20596-1,-4), both matrix numbers in the wax)
* rec. c. May 1928 in Chicago, IL; George 'Bullet' Williams, hca solo, sp; unknown, voc

Paramount 12680
[at least one copy known]
121929Frank Palmes

Paramount 12893
Frank Palmes
- Troubled 'Bout My Soul (21413-2)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down (21412-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Herwin 92038
Frank Johnson
- Troubled 'Bout My Soul (21413-2)
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down (21412-1)

rec. c. September 1929 in Chicago, IL; Frank Palmes, voc, hca
Dixon, Godrich & Rye 1997: "From aural evidence this seems very likely to be Jaybird Coleman" [being doubted by others]

Paramount 12893




= Herwin 92038

   

- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down (21412-2)   @ Spotify

rec. c. September 1929 in Chicago, IL; Frank Palmes, voc, hca
Dixon, Godrich & Rye 1997: "From aural evidence this seems very likely to be Jaybird Coleman" [being doubted by others]
Paramount unissued

Blues Images 2010 calendar
Classic Blues from the 1920s Vol. 7
(from test pressing)

131930Jaybird Coleman

- Coffee Grinder Blues (15360-2)   @ Spotify
- Man Trouble Blues (15361-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. April 22, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga.; Jaybird Coleman, hca; unknown, p

Columbia 14534-D
141930Birmingham Jug Band

- German Blues (404677-B)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Gettin' Ready For Trial (404682-C)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. December 11, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga.; unknown, hca, mand, g, jug, voc; Big Joe Williams gives the following personnel: poss. Jaybird Coleman, hca [???]; Joe Williams, 'One-Armed Dave' (Dave Miles), 'Dr. Scott', Bogus Ben Covington, g, mand; 'Honeycup', jug; 'New Orleans Slide', washboard

OKeh 8856
151930Birmingham Jug Band

- Cane Brake Blues (404679-B)   @ Spotify
- Kickin' Mule Blues (404684-B)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. December 11, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga.; unknown, hca, mand, g, jug, voc; Big Joe Williams gives the following personnel: poss. Jaybird Coleman, hca [???]; Joe Williams, 'One-Armed Dave' (Dave Miles), 'Dr. Scott', Bogus Ben Covington, g, mand; 'Honeycup', jug; 'New Orleans Slide', washboard

OKeh 8866
161930Birmingham Jug Band

- Bill Wilson (404681-B) #   @ Spotify
- Birmingham Blues (404682-B) []   @ Spotify

rec. December 11, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga.; unknown, hca, mand, g, jug, # voc, [] sp; Big Joe Williams gives the following personnel: poss. Jaybird Coleman, hca [???]; Joe Williams, 'One-Armed Dave' (Dave Miles), 'Dr. Scott', Bogus Ben Covington, g, mand; 'Honeycup', jug; 'New Orleans Slide', washboard

OKeh 8895
171930Birmingham Jug Band

- The Wild Cat Squawl (404680-A)   @ Spotify
- Giving It Away (404683-A)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. December 11, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga.; unknown, hca, mand, g, jug, voc; Big Joe Williams gives the following personnel: poss. Jaybird Coleman, hca [???]; Joe Williams, 'One-Armed Dave' (Dave Miles), 'Dr. Scott', Bogus Ben Covington, g, mand; 'Honeycup', jug; 'New Orleans Slide', washboard



OKeh 8908
   

- Airplane Blues (404678-B)

rec. December 11, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga.; unknown, hca, mand, g, jug, voc; Big Joe Williams gives the following personnel: poss. Jaybird Coleman, hca [???]; Joe Williams, 'One-Armed Dave' (Dave Miles), 'Dr. Scott', Bogus Ben Covington, g, mand; 'Honeycup', jug; 'New Orleans Slide', washboard
OKeh unissued

EP / LP / CD compilations
181962The Great Jug Bands

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Goin' To Germanys
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 Shieks
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
notes by Sam Charters
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OJL 4

OJL discography

191964Country Blues & Gospel
Willie Lofton
- Dark Road Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues

Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues

Blind Willie Davis
- Rock Of Ages
The Guitar Evangelist
- Death Is Only A Dream
Blind Willie Johnson
- Jesus Goin' To Make Up My Dyin' Bed
7 inch EP, 33 1/3 rpm

Heritage H-302

Heritage discography

201964/5?Blues Classics
by The Jug, Jook and Washboard Bands


Memphis Jug Band
- Rukus Juice And Chittlin
Dallas Jug Band
- Elm Street Woman Blues
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Hen Party Blues
Walter Taylor
- 38
Mississippi Jook Band
- Hitting The Bottle Stomp
Chasey Collins
- Atlanta Town
Washboard Sam
- Buckets Got A Hole In It
Washboard Rhythm Kings
- Brown Skin Mama
Memphis Jug Band
- Cocaine Habit

Birmingham Jug Band
- Wild Cat Squall
Ed Kelly
- Shim Shamming
Memphis Jug Band
- Stonewall Blues
Washboard Sam
- Sophisticated Mama
Memphis Jug Band
- Jazzbo Stomp
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Blues Classics BC 2


Blues Classics discography

211965Country 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

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-8

OJL discography

221967Alabama Country 1927-1931

Barefoot Bill
- Squabblin Blues
- From Now On
- My Crime

Jaybird Coleman
- No More Good Water
Two Poor Boys
- John Henry
- Two White Horses In A Line

Jaybird Coleman
- Mistreatin Mama

Ed Bell
- Frisco Whistle Blues
- Mamlish Blues
- Hambone Blues
Ollis Martin
- Police & High Sheriff
Wiley Barner
- My Gal Mistreats Me
Whistlin Pete and Daddy Stovepipe
- Tuxedo Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham
notes by Jacques Roche
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 14

OJL discography

231968The Blues Of Alabama 1927-1931

Clifford Gibson
- Keep Your Windows Pinned
- Don't Put That Thing On Me
Edward Thompson
- Showers Of Rain Blues
- West Virginia Blues

Jay Bird Coleman
- Coffee Grinder Blues
Marshall Owens
- Try Me One More Time
- Texas Blues

Edward Thompson
- Seven Sister Blues
- Florida Bound
George 'Bullet' Williams
- The Escaped Convict
Ed Bell
- Mean Conductor Blues
Barefoot Bill
- Snigglin' Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Tired Of Being Mistreated - part 2
- Whiskey Moan Blues
notes by
"Humphrey Higgins"

Belzona L 1006

notes by
"Humphrey Higgins"



= Yazoo L 1006

Yazoo discography

241968Down South 1927-1941
Louisiana-Mississippi-A)labama-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

251969The Great Harmonica Players Vol. 1

Blues Birdhead
- Mean Low Blues
- Harmonica Blues
Palmer McAbee
- Lost Boy Blues
- McAbee's Railroad Piece
William Francis & Richard Sowell
- John Henry Blues
- Roubin Blues
George "Bullet" Williams
- Middlin' Blues
Noah Lewis
- Chicasaw Special

Slim Barton And Eddie Mapp
- I'm Hot Like That
- Careless Love
De Ford Bailey
- Ice Water Blues
- Davidson County Blues
The Two Of Spades (Herbert Leonard & Harry Mays)
- Meddlin' With The Blues
- Harmonica Blues

Jaybird Coleman
- Ah'm Sick And Tired Of Tellin' You (To Wiggle That Thing)
Whistlin' Pete & Daddy Stovepipe
- Black Snake Blues



Roots RL-320

Roots discography

261969More 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 Blues
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

271970Ten Years Of Black Country Religion 1926-36

Charley Patton
- Lord I'm Discouraged
Kid Prince Moore
- Church Bells
- Sign Of Judgement
Blind Willie Davis
- I've Got A Key To The Kingdom
- Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
Lonnie Mcintorsh
- Arise And Shine
Bo Weavil Jackson
- I'm On My Way To The Kingdom Land

Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some Of These Days
Charley Patton
- Prayer Of Death - part 1
- Prayer Of Death - part 2
Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers
- Go I'll Send Thee
- Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Where Shall I Be ?
- All I Want Is That Pure Religion
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1022

Yazoo discography

281972The World's Rarest Country Blues Records

Blind Willie McTell
- B And O Blues No 2 (New York Sep. 21 1933)
King Solomon Hill
- Down On My Bended Knee (Grafton, WI c. Jan 1932)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Disgusted Blues (Chicago, IL c. Jan 1929)
- The Cheaters Spell (Richmond IN Sep 24 1929)
Sluefoot Joe
- She's A Fool (Long Island City, N.Y. Apr 1929)
- House Top Blues (Long Island City, N.Y. Apr 1929)

Jaybird Coleman
- Trunk Busted Suitcase Full Of Holes (Birmingham Alabama c. Aug. 1927)
Ruby Paul
- Last Farewell Blues (Chicago, IL Dec. 1927)
Blind Willie Davis
- Trust In God And Do Right. Grafton WI c. Jan 1930)

William Harris
- Electric Chair Blues
- Kansas City Blues (Richmond IN Oct. 9th 1928)
Geeshie Wiley
- Last Kind Words Blues
- Skinny Leg Blues (Grafton, WI c. April 1930)
Skip James
- Hard-Luck Child
- 4 O'Clock Blues (Grafton WI c. Feb. 1931)
Charley Patton
- Circle Round The Moon
- Magnolia Blues
- Mean Black Cat Blues (Grafton WI Nov. 1929)

Strictly limited edition (150 Copies). Plain white cover white Separate Typed Listing Sheet.
Note: "Every title presented on this lp has been dubbed from the only copy known to exist in the world. The makers have done their best to make these extremely rare and worn out 78's audible!"


For Specialists Only FSO-001 (Austria [Roots])
291976Harmonica Blues
Great Harmonica Performances of the 1920s and '30s

Freeman Stowers
- Railroad Blues
State Street Boys
- Crazy About You
Carver Boys
- Wang Wang Harmonica Blues
Lee Brown
- My Driving Wheel
Ashley & Foster
- Bay Rum Blues
Robert Hill
- I'm Going To Write And Tell Mother
Chuck Darling
- Blowin' The Blues
- Harmonica Rag

Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues
Jazz Gillum
- I Want You By My Side
Alfred Lewis
- Friday Moan Blues
Chicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton
- House Snake Blues Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
- Need More Blues
De Ford Bailey
- Davidson County Blues

notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L 1053

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= CD 1053 YAZ

Yazoo discography

301988Alabama Harmonica Kings 1927-30

Jaybird Coleman
- Mill Log Blues
- Ah'm Sick And Tired Of Tellin' You (To Wiggle That Thing)
- Man Trouble Blues
- Trunk Busted - Suitcase Full Of Holes
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan - Some O' Theses Days
- No More Good Water ('Cause The Pond Is Dry)
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Save Your Money - Let These Women Go
- Coffee Grinder Blues
- Man Trouble Blues
Frank Palmes
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'ligion Down
- Troubled 'bout My Soul

Ollis Martin
- Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down

Bertha Ross
- My Jelly Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham (tk. 2)
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham (tk. 3)
- The Escaped Convict
- Middlin' Blues

Wolf WSE 127

(=) Wolf WSE 113 (1998)

30a1990?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
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RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
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= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

311992Jaybird Coleman & The Birmingham Jug Band 1927-30

Jaybird Coleman
- My Jelly Blues (Bertha Ross, voc) - Mill Log Blues
- Boll Weevil
- Ah'm Sick And Tired Of Tellin' You
- Man Trouble Blues
- Trunk Busted - Suitcase Full Of Holes
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan - Some O' These Days
- You Heard Me Whistle
- No More Good Water - 'cause The Pond Is Dry
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Save Your Money - Let These Women Go
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'ligion Down (Frank Palmes)
- Troubled 'bout My Soul (Frank Palmes)
- Coffee Grinder Blues
- Man Trouble Blue
The Birmingham Jug Band
- German Blues
- Cane Brake Blues
- The Wild Cat Squawl
- Bill Wilson
- Birmingham Blues
- Gettin' Ready For Trial
- Giving It Away
- Kickin' Mule Blues
notes by Kip Lornell

Document DOCD-5140
321997American Primitive   Vol. 1
Raw Pre-War Gospel (1926-36)

- I Believe I'll Go Back Home - Blind Willie Davis
- Down On Me - Eddie Head and His Family
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand

- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some O'These Days - Jaybird Coleman
- Oh Death - Bertha Lee/Charley Patton/Bertha Lee
- You Better Quit Drinking Shine - Rev. I.B. Ware
- Been Listening All the Day - Blind Joe Taggart

- Sinner You'll Need King Jesus - William Smith/Versey Smith/William & Versey Smith
- This Time Another Year You May Be Gone - Rev. Edward Clayborn
- Lord I'm The True Vine - Eddie Head and His Family
- Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Jesus) - Blind Roosevelt Graves
- Holy Mountain - Elder Otis Jones
- I Wouldn't Mind Dying (But I Gotta Go by Myself) - Rev. I.B. Ware


- Everybody Help The Boy Come Home - William Smith/Versey Smith/William & Versey Smith
- Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime - Rob Summers/Dennis Crumpton/Robert Summers
- Tryin' To Get Home - Eddie Head and His Family
- I'll Be Rested (When the Roll Is Called) - Blind Roosevelt Graves
- I'm On My Way To The Kingdom Land - Bo Weavil Jackson

- Troubled 'Bout My Soul - Frank Palmes
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William Smith/Versey Smith/William & Versey Smith

- I Am In The Heavenly Way - Washington White
- Good Lord (Run Old Jeremiah) - Little Joe Washington/Austin Coleman
- Jesus Is Getting Us Ready for That Great Day - Luther Magby
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home - William Smith/Versey Smith/William & Versey Smith
- Prayer Of Death, Pt. 1 - Elder J.J. Hadley
- Prayer Of Death, Pt. 2 - Elder J.J. Hadley

DLP / CD
notes by Gayle Dean
Wardlow and John Fahey

Revenant Rev 206 (US)

= Revenant Rev 6005
(US 2005)

331998Alabama Blues (1927 - 1930)

George "Bullet" Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham
- The Escaped Convict
- Middlin' Blues
Ollis Martin
- Police And High Sheriff Come Riding Down

Frank Palmes
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down
- Troubled 'Bout My Soul
Bertha Ross
- My Jelly Blues
Jaybird Coleman
- Mill Log Blues
- Ah'm Sick And Tired Of Tellin' You (To Wiggle That Thing)
- My Trouble Blues
- Trunk Busted - Suitcase Full of Holes
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan - Some O These Days
- No More Good Water (Cause The Pond Is Dry)
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Save Your Money - Let These Women Go
- Coffee Grinder Blues
- Man Trouble Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Keep Your Windows Pinned
- Don't Put That Thing On Me
- Tired Of Being Mistreated Part 2
- Whiskey Moan Blues

Wolf WSE 113
342003Times Ain't What They Used To Be Vol. 7
Early American Rural Music - Classis Recordings of the 1920s and 30s,

Dilly & Hil Dill Pickles
- Bust Down Stomp
Jimmie Tarlton
- Dixie Mail
King Solomon Hill
- Times Has Done Got Hard
East Texas Serenaders
- Mineola Rag
Sheffield Male Quartet
- Christ Arose
"Gitfiddle Jim"
- Rainy Night Blues
Three Tobacco Tags
- Good Gal Remember Me
Red Headed Fiddlers
- Texas Quickstep
Ed Bell
- Ham Bone Blues
David Miller
- Cannonball Rag
Fiddlin John Carson & His Virginia Reelers
- Little More Sugar In The Coffee / Peter Went A'Fishin'
Bo Weavil Jackson
- Devil And My Brown Shoes
Stripling Brothers
- Horseshoe Bend
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers
- Primrose Hill
Skip James
- Hard Luck Child
Uncle Dave Macon & Sam McGee
- Go On, Nora Lee
Dennis McGee
- Jeunes Gens Campagnard

Jay Bird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some Of These Days
Uncle Pete & Louise
- Only A Tramp
Ben Jarrel & Frank Jenkins
- Jack Of Diamonds
Son House
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
"Ted" Sharp, Hinman & Sharp
- Pike's Peak
Old Southern Sacred Singers
- I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go

Yazoo 2067
352003Goodbye, Babylon

Frank Palmes
- Troubled 'Bout My Soul (disc 1, # 21)
Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross the River of Jordan (disc 2, # 38)
6 CD box set

Dust-To-Digital DTD 01
362006The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1
Freeny's Barn Dance Band: Croquet Habits
Son House: Mississippi County Farm Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Up Jumped The Rabbit
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy: I'm Going Back Home
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles: Fightin' In The War With Spain
John Byrd: Old Timbrook Blues
Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers: A Little Talk With Jesus
Tommy Johnson: Slidin' Delta
The Three Striped Gears: Alabama Blues
Jack Gowdlock: Rollin Dough Blues
Kentucky Ramblers: Ginseng Blues
Ollis Martin: Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down
Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston And The West Virginia Ramblers: John Hardy Blues
Long "Cleeve" Reed & Little Harvey Hull - The Down Home Boys: Original Stack O' Lee Blues
Amedie Ardoin & Dennis McGee: Two Step De La Prairie Soileau
Andrew & Jim Baxter: Operator Blues
J.D. Harris: The Grey Eagle
Memphis Jug Band: Jim Strainer Blues
Grayson County Railsplitters: Ain't That Trouble In Mind (unissued)
Dock Boggs: Old Rub Alcohol Blues

Jaybird Coleman: Mistreatin' Mama
Henry Whitter: It's A Rough Road To Georgia (unissued)
Rev. B.L. Wightman with Lottie Kimbrough & Congregation: Live The Life

disc 2
Yank Rachel with Sleepy John Estes & Jab Jones: Sweet Mama
Crowder Brothers: We All Love Mother (unissued)
Son House: Clarksdale Moan
Ashley & Foster: Bull Dog Sal (unissued)
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas: Down In Texas Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Chicken Don't Roost Too High
William Harris: I'm Leavin' Town (But I Sho' Don't Wanna Go)
Asa Martin & Roy Hobbs: Wild Cat Rag
King Solomon Hill: Whoopee Blues (Alternate Take)
Chubby Parker: Davey Crockett
Geeshie Wiley: Skinny Leg Blues
Sweet Brothers: I'm Gonna Marry That Pretty Little Girl
Blind Roosevelt Graves & Varoy Graves: I Shall Not Be Moved
Smith & Irvine: Lonesome Road Blues
Luke Jordon: If I Call You Mama
Grayson & Whitter: My Mind Is To Marry (unissued)
Osey Helton: Green River
Lottie Kimbrough: Don't Speak To Me
Wade Ward: Married Man's Blues (unissued)
Ken Maynard: Sweet Betsey From Pike (unissued)
Jaybird Coleman: Boll Weevil
Bill Shepherd with Hayes Shepherd & Ed Webb: Bound Steel Blues
Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1: Bells Of Love
double CD

Yazoo YAZ CD 2202

372007A Richer Tradition - Country Blues & String Band Music 1923 - 1942

disc 1
- Guitar Blues - Sylvester Weaver
- Time Ain't Gonna Make Me Stay - Ed Andrews
- Sundown Blues - Daddy Stovepipe
- Salt Lake City Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Whiskey And Gin Blues - South Street Trio
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Goin' To Leave You Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- Hey Lawdy Mama - The France Blues - Papa Harvey Hull/Long "Cleve" Reed
- A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around - Stovepipe No.1/David Crockett
- Bamalong Blues - Andrew & Jim Baxter

- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- Blue Coat Blues - "Blue Coat" Tom Nelson
- Frisco Whistle Blues - Ed Bell
- Two Ways To Texas - Emery Glen
- Gravel Camp Blues - Lewis Black
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- Death Bell Blues - Tom Dickson
- C.C. & O. Blues - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Middlin' Blues - George "Bullet" Williams
- Rolling Log Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Kyle's Worried Blues - Charlie Kyle
- Bull Frog Blues - William Harris
- Sobbin' Woman Blues - Elizabeth Johnson
- Miss Meal Cramp Blues - Alec Johnson
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay


disc 2
- Jail House Blues - Whistler & His Jug Band
- Blues, Just Blues, That's All - Old Southern Jug Band
- String Band Blues - Kansas City Blues Strummers
- Black Cat Blues - Old Pal Smoke Shop Four
- Dirty Guitar Blues - Leecan & Cooksey
- Boodle-Am-Shake - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Quill Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- The Jug Band Special - Whistler & His Jug Band
- Cold Morning Shout - South Street Trio
- Violin Blues - Johnson Boys
- Easy Winner - The Blue Boys
- G. Burns Is Gonna Rise Again - Johnson/Nelson/Porkchop
- I Got A Gal - James Cole's String Band
- The Jazz Fiddler - Walter Jacobs/Lonnie Carter
- Knox Couty Stomp - Tennessee Chocolate Drops
- Adam And Eve - Tommie Bradley
- Runnin' Wild - James Cole's Washboard Four
- Giving It Away - Birmingham Jug Band
- Jackson Stomp - Mississippi Mud Steppers
- Old Hen Cackle - Coleman & Harper
- Travelin' Railroad Man Blues - Alabama Sheiks
- Old Hen Cackle - Coleman & Harper
- Ted's Stomp - Louie Blue/Ted Bogan
- Dusting The Frets - Dallas Jamboree Jug Band
- Arkansas Traveller - Nashville Washboard Band


disc 3
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - "Long Cleve" Reed/Little Harvey Hull
- Tuxedo Blues - Whistlin' Pete & Daddy Stovepipe
- Mean Conductor Blues - Ed Bell
- Back Door Blues - Emery Glen
- Spanish Blues - Lewis Black
- Helena Blues - Mooch Richardson
- I Heard the Voice Of a Pork Chop - Bogus Ben Covington
- Rising River Blues - George Carter
- She Could Toodle-Oo - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Weak Minded Woman - Willie Baker
- Old Rock Island Blues - Lonnie Coleman
- Cairo Blues - Henry Spaulding
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None - Mae Glover
- Showers Of Rain Blues - Edward Thompson
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- If I Call You Mama - Luke Jordan
- Never Drive a Stranger From Your Door - Willie Harris
- Mississippi Swamp Moan - Alfred Lewis
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Shaking Weed Blues - Tommy Settlers
- South Carolina Rag - Willie Walker
- Beans - El Morrow/Beans Hambone
- Poor Jane Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Window Pane Blues - Tommie Bradley
- Hot Jelly Roll Blues - George Carter


disc 4
- Labor Blues - Tom Dickson
- Goin' Away Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- No Baby - Charlie Kyle
- Early Mornin' Blues - William Harris
- Dreaming Blues - Willie Reed
- Weeping Willow Blues - George Carter
- Way Down In Arkansas - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Wild About My Loving - Lonnie Coleman
- Indian Squaw Blues - Freezone
- Florida Bound - Edward Thompson
- God Didn't Make No Monkey Man - Eli Framer
- Tallahatchie River Blues - Mattie Delaney
- Diamond Ring Blues - Jim Jam (Walter Taylor)
- Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins
- Lonesome Midnight Dream - Willie Harris
- Billy Goat Blues - John Byrd
- That Won't Do - Arthur Pettis
- Ghost Woman Blues - George Carter
- 'Toby' Woman Blues - Gene Campbell
- Rollin' Dough Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Starvation Farm Blues - Bob Campbell
- Farewell To You Baby - Carl Martin
- Teasin' Brown Blues - Louie Lasky
- Married Woman Blues - George Torey
- Dago Blues - Virgil Childers
4 CD box

JSP JSPCD 7798
382009Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 7
2010 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- High Water Everywhere-Parts 1 & 2 - Charley Patton
- Hard Luck Child - Skip James
- Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Mojo Hand Blues - Ida Cox
- She's Crazy 'Bout Her Lovin' - Mississippi Sheiks
- The Death Of Holmes' Mule - Parts 1 & 2 - Charlie Turner and Winston Holmes
- Slow Driving Moan - Ma Rainey
- Early Morning Blues - Blind Blake
- Coal Man Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Sawmill Moan - Ramblin' Thomas
- This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix! - Rev. J. Gordon McPherson - The Black Billy Sunday


bonus tracks
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down - tk. 1 - Frank Palmes
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down - tk. 2 - Frank Palmes
Married Man Blues - test, tk. 2 - Irene Scruggs with Blind Blake
- Married Man Blues - test, tk. 3 - Irene Scruggs with Blind Blake
- Doctor Oh Doctor - Henry Townsend
- Jack O' Diamonds - Georgia Rub - Henry Townsend



Blues Images no 7

Blues Images

392010Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 8
2011 Calendar with free CD

January to December artwork:
- Sissy Man Blues - Kokomo Arnold
- Pea Vine Blues - Charley Patton
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Labor Blues - Tom Dickson
- Dentist Chair Blues – Parts 1 & 2 - Hattie McDaniel and Charlie Jackson
- Cherry Ball Blues - Skip James
- Hey! Lawdy Mama – The France Blues - Papa Harvey Hull and Long Cleve Reed (The Down Home Boys)
- I'll Be Gone, Long Gone - Mississippi Sheiks
- Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues - Ma Rainey
- Ko Ko Mo Blues – Parts 1 & 2 - Jabo Williams
- Will The Coffin Be Your Santa Claus? - Reverend J. M. Gates


bonus tracks (artwork doesn't exist for these songs):
- Tom Rushen Blues - Charley Patton
- Cannon Ball Blues (alt tk, previously unissued) - Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues - Furry Lewis
- Lonesome Home Blues (test, previously unissued) - Tommy Johnson

- Save Your Money – Let These Women Go - Rabbits Foot Williams
- Mistreatin' Mama - Rabbits Foot Williams


Blues Images no 8

Blues Images



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Pat Cather: Birmingham Blues - The Story of Jaybird Coleman.- in: Back Woods Blues (1968), p. 5-7
- Samuel Charters: The Bluesmen.- New York 1967
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 73, 169-170, 688, 702, 772
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 142, 263
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Robert Crumb's 'Heroes Of The Blues' - A set of 36 cards # 6 (Yazoo Records. Inc.)

thanks to Paul Vernon, Helge Thygesen, Joe Lauro and Eric Simkin for additional info / label scans


Jaybird Coleman advertisement
source: Charters: The Bluesmen, p. 158

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