B L I N D   T E D D Y   D A R B Y;
Teddy Darby in front of his East St. Louis home
source: Garon 1971, p. 16; photographer: Diane Allmen

Blind
Teddy Darby

Theodore Roosevelt Darby
a/k/a "Blind Blues" a/k/a "Blind Squire Turner"
b. March 2, 1906 in Henderson, Kentucky
d. December 1975 in East Saint Louis, Ill. 1)

discography

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Blind Teddy Darby 78 rpm / EP / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11929Teddy Darby

- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues (15566) [Double M Blues]
- My Laona Blues (15565) [some copies titled 'My Leona Blues']

rec. September 7, 1929 in Richmond, IN; Teddy Darby, voc, g; poss. Roosevelt Sykes, p
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Paramount 12828
21929Teddy Darby

- Lose Your Mind (15564)
- What Am I To Do (15567-A) *

rec. September 7, 1929 in Richmond, IN; Teddy Darby, voc, g; prob. Baby Jay, cornet; prob. Ike Rodgers, trombone; * poss. Roosevelt Sykes, p

Paramount 12907
31931Teddy Darby

- Deceiving Blues (67583-1)
- Built Right On The Ground (67584-1)

rec. September 29, 1931 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g
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Victor 23311
41933Blind Squire Turner

- She Thinks She's Slick (77288-1)
- Don't Like The Way You Do (77290-1)

rec. December 9, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Tom Webb, p, poss. voc

Bluebird B5307
= Sunrise S33388
51933Blind Squire Turner

- Low Mellow (77289-1)
- Bought A Bottle Of Gin (77292-1)

rec. December 9, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Tom Webb, p, poss. voc
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Bluebird B5412
61933Blind Squire Turner

- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine (77291-1)
- Pitty-Pat Blues (772993-1)

rec. December 9, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Tom Webb, p, poss. voc
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Bluebird B5491
71935Blind Darby

- I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight (Vee Eight Blues) Part 1 (C-931-A)
- I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight (Vee Eight Blues) Part 2 (C-931-B)

rec. March 25, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Casey Bill Weldon, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p

Vocalion 02953
81935Blind Darby

- Meat And Bread Blues (Relief Blues) (C-930-A) *
- Pokino Blues (C-942-B) #

* rec. March 25, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Casey Bill Weldon, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p
# rec. March 26, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Casey Bill Weldon, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p

Vocalion 02988
91935Blind Darby

- Decoration Day Blues (C-929-B) *
- Sweet Memories Blues (C-941-B) #

* rec. March 25, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc; Casey Bill Weldon, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p
# rec. March 26, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc, g; Casey Bill Weldon, g; Peetie Wheatstraw, p
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Vocalion 03177
101937Blind Blues Darby

- The Girl I Left Behind (91211-A)
- Heart Trouble Blues (91212-A)

rec. April 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc; poss. Roosevelt Sykes, p [Mike Rowe's notes to DOCD-6042: prob. Tom Webb]; unknown sb
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Decca 7328
111937Blind Blues Darby

- Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More (91213-A)
- Spike Driver (91210-A)

rec. April 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL; Teddy Darby, voc; poss. Roosevelt Sykes, p [Mike Rowe's notes to DOCD-6042: prob. Tom Webb]; unknown sb
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Decca 7816

EP / LP / CD compilations
   

- Decoration Day Blues (1)
- Back South Blues (2)
- The Right Man's Going To Pay Off After Awhile (3)
- God Moves In The Wind (4)
- My House Burnt Down (5)
- Vee-Eight Ford Blues (6)
- Don't Watch Your Enemies Like You Watch Your Bosom Friend (7)
- Deceiving Blues (8)
- Pokino Blues (9)
- Rollin' And Tumblin' Blues (10)
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues (11)
- She Thinks She's Sick (12)
- Heart Trouble Blues (13)
- Stackolee (14)
- Trouble In Mind (15)
- Low Mellow (16)

rec. October 10, 1960 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; Theodore Darby, voc, g; Big Joe Williams, g
Testament unissued
121960the country blues: vol. two

Big Boy Cleveland
- Going To Leave You
Willie Baker
- No No Blues


Teddy Darby
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues
Bayless Rose
- Black Dog Blues
EP   notes
by Tony Standish



Heritage RE-105

Heritage discography

131968The Blues In St. Louis 1929-1937

Henry Townsend
- Henry's Worry Blues
Kokomo Arnold
- Set Down Gal
Barrel House Buck
- I Got To Go Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- C & A Blues
Henry Spaulding
- Biddle Street Blues
Bessie Mae Smith
- St. Louis Daddy
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition

Walter Davis
- Sloppy Drunk Again
Charley Jordan
- Tight Haired Mama Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Sleepless Night Blues

Teddy Darby
- Deceiving Blues
Alice Moore
- Black Evil Blues
Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw and His Blues-Blowers
- Throw Me In The Alley

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-20

OJL discography

141968St. Louis Town 1929-1933

Henry Spaulding
- Cairo Blues
Henry Townsend
- Long Ago
Hi Henry Brown
- Skin Man
Charley Jordan
- Hunkie Tunkie
- Spoonful Blues

Teddy Darby
- Built Right On The Ground
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues

Jim Jackson
- St. Louis Blues
Hi Henry Brown
- Nut Factory
Charley Jordan
- Keep It Clean - No. 2
- You Run And Tell Your Daddy
Joe Stone
- It's Hard Time
Jelly Jaw Short
- Barefoot Blues
- Snake Doctor Blues
notes by Don Kent
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Belzona L 1003

notes by Don Kent
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo L 1003

= Yazoo CD 1003 YAZ
[1991] with different
liner notes !

Yazoo discography

151968Hard Time Blues - St. Louis 1933-1940

Lane Hardin
- Hard Times Blues (1935)
Aaron “Pinetop” Sparks
- Workhouse Blues (1935)
Mary Harris
- Happy New Year Blues (1935)
Roosevelt Sykes
- Drunken Gambler (1937)
Henry Townsend
- Don’t Love That Woman (1934)
Charly Jordan
- Tight Time Blues (1934)
Walter Davis
- Just Thinking (1940)


Blind Teddy Darby
- Pitty Pat Blues (1933)
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Third Streets Going Down (1937)
Alice Moore
- Blue Black and Evil Blues (1935)
Charlie McFadden
- Times Are So Tight (1933)
Leroy Henderson
- Good Scuffler Blues (1935)
Milton Parks
- Grinder Blues (1935)
Lane Hardin
- California Desert Blues (1935)
notes by Michael Stewart
and Don Kent



Mamlish S-3806

Mamlish discography

161969Vintage Country Blues Vol. 6

Scrapper Blackwell
Big Bill Broonzy
- Something Good
Bumble Bee Slim
- Everybody's Fishing
Tommy Griffin
- Mistreatin' Papa
- Snake Hipping Blues
Frank James
- Springback Papa
Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Robert Petway
- Let Me Be Your Boss
Josh White
- Cherry Picker
- Pigmeat And Whiskey Blues
Joe Williams
- Crawlin' King Snake

Blind Squire Turner
- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine
- Pitty-Pat Blues

Down With The Game D 206

Down With The Game
discography

171970Savannah Syncopators
African Retentions In The Blues

Blind Teddy Darby
- Meat And Bread Blues (Relief Blues)
Ladzekpo And Ewe Drum Orchestra
- Agbekor
Mamprusi Tribesmen
- Ring Dance
The Como Drum Band
- Oh Baby
Orchstra Of Bour Fodé Diouf
- Wong (war chant)
George 'Bongo Joe' Coleman
- Eloise
Hassan Danlado Griots
- Bako
Elder Richard Bryant's Sanctified Singers
- Lord, Lord, He Sure Is Good To Me

Kunaal and Sosira
- Praise Song
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Forty-Four Blues
Thiam Sy Griots
- Halam Improvisation
Lonnie Coleman
- Wild About My Loving
Lanyare and Lobi Tribesmen
- Sabere (festival for harvest)
Walter Roland
- Jookit Jookit
Maïkaï
- Babaï
Robert Johnson
- Stop Breakin' Down
notes by Paul Oliver



CBS (UK) M 52799
181974Uptown Blues
A Decade Of Guitar-Piano Duets 1927-1937

Big Bill Broonzy
- Mountain Blues
Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Sweet Miss Stella Blues
Bo Carter
- When You Left
Charlie Campbell
- Goin' Away Blues

Teddy Darby
- My Leona Blues
Down Home Blues
- You Do It
Leola Manning
- He Fans Me

Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Good Feeling Blues
Watson's Pulman Porters
- Barbecue Blues
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Policy Blues
Willie Harris
- What Makes A Tom Cat Blue?
Mack Rhinehart & Brownie Stubblefield
- Uptown Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
- Papa's On The Housetop
Charley Spand
- Ain't Gonna Stand For That


cover art by Garry Bready
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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Yazoo L 1042

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= Yazoo CD 1042 YAZ [1993]

Yazoo discography

191975The Blues Box - Country Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Baby Doo
- The Death Of Walter Barnes
Scrapper Blackwell
- Motherless Boy Blues
Dot Rice & Frankie Black
- Texas Stomp
Son Bonds
- Trouble Trouble Blues
Walter Coleman
- I'm Going To Cincinnati
- Smack That Thing

Blind Teddy Darby
- The Girl I Left Behind

Bumble Bee Slim
- Bleeding Heart Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- I Ain't No Iceman
- Railroad Blues
Big Boy Teddy Edwards
- W-P-A Blues
- Louisiana
Blind Boy Fuller
- Stingy Mama
- Working Man Blues
Gene Gilmore
- Natchez Fire

Black Ace
Bill Gaither
Jimmie Gordon
Lee Green
Harlem Hamfats
Honey Hill
Frank James
Lonnie Johnson
Mary Johnson
Charlie McCoy
Kansas Joe McCoy
Robert Lee McCoy
Charlie McFadden
Barrel House Buck McFarland
Arthur McKay
Blind Willie McTell

Alice Moore
- Telephone Blues
Shorty Bob Parker
Charlie Pickett
Red Nelson
Sloke and Ike
Johnnie Strauss
Roosevelt Sykes
Johnny Temple
Curley Weaver
Peetie Wheatstraw
Georgia White
Oscar Woods


coll. by Robert "Bob" Hertwig (TELDEC product manager); liner notes (in German and English) by Robert Hertwig
4 LP set



MCA Coral 6.30106 (G)
= 6.30106 FK
= RCOX 7526/1-4

= MCA Coral 82.024 (G)

(=) Bob CD 203 (2006)

201976Bawdy Blues 1935-1940

Rosetta Howard and Charlie McCoy
- Let Your Linen Hang Low
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother For You

Blind Blues Darby
- Spike Driver Blues
Rosetta Howard with The Harlem Hamfats
- The Candy Man
Victoria Spivey
- Black Snake Swing
Sweet Pease Spivey
- Double Dozens
Alex Moore
- Blue Bloomer Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Charles Piekett
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
Jesse James
- Sweet Patuni
Peetie Wheatstraw
- What's That?
Old Ced Odom
- It's Your Yas Yas Yas
Kokomo Arnold
- Sissy Man Blues
Trixie Smith
- My Daddy Rocks Me



MCA MCA-3539 (Jp)
211980The Accompanist 1933-1941
'play it for me' (The Piano Blues Vol. 14)

Bumblebee Slim
- New Bricks In My Pillow
- New Orleans Stop Time
- Any Time A Night
- Rough Treatment
- When Somebody Loses
Johnson & Trowbridge
- Steady Grindin'
Lil Johnson
- I Lost My Baby
- Keep On Knocking

Carl Rafferty
- Dresser With The Drawers
Bill Gaither
- Georgia Woman Stomp
Charlie McFadden
- Times Are So Tight
Johnny Temple
- What Is That She Got
Mary Johnson
- Deceitful Woman

Blind Squire Turner
- Pitty Pat
Trowbridge
- Bad Luck Blues
Kansas City Kitty
- Christmas Mornin'
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett

Magpie PY 4414

Magpie discography

221984Blind Teddy Darby: St. Louis Country Blues   (1929-1937)

- My Laona Blues
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues
- Deceiving Blues
- Built Right On The Ground
- Low Mellow
- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine
- Bought A Bottle Of Gin

- Pitty-Pat Blues
- Meat And Bread Blues (Relief Blues)
- I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight - Part 1
- Spike Driver
- The Girl I Left Behind
- Heart Trouble Blues
- Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More

Earl Archives BD-611
231987Casey Bill Weldon: Master Of The Steel Guitar

- Somebody Changed The Lock On That Door
- Flood Water Blues - Part 2
- Keyhole Blues
- Streamline Woman
- Two-Timin' Woman
- You Talk In Your Sleep
- We Gonna Move (To The Outskirts Of Town)
- Front Door Blues
- I'll Get A Break Someday

- I've Bee Tricked
- No Good Woman
- Sales Lady
- Casey Bill's New W.P.A.
- Rooster Blues
- New Round And Round
- Keyhole Blues
- Streamline Woman

Blind Darby
- Pokino Blues

Casey Bill Weldon discography


Old Tramp OT 1206 (NL)
241988The Blues From St. Louis   (1929-1935)

Blind Teddy Darby
- Lose Your Mind
- What Am I To Do?
- I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight - Part 2
James "Stump" Johnson
- Bound To Be A Monkey
- Jones Law Blues
- Low Moanin' Blues
- Baby B. Blues
- Steady Grindin'
Leroy Henderson
- Good Grinder Blues

Clifford Gibson
- Whiskey Moan Blues
- Tired Of Being Mistreated Part 2
- Don't Put That Thing On Me
- Keep Your Windows Pinned
- She Rolls It Slow
- Railroad Man Blues
Dorothy Baker
- Steady Grinding Blues
Pretty Boy Walker
- The Break I'm Gettin'
- Hog-Love Blues

RST Blues Documents
BD-2017 (Austria)
251989Show Me What You Got
Blue Blues From The Thirties

Napoleon Fletcher
- She Showed It All
Carl Rafferty
- Dresser With The Drawers
The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Hard Lead Penicil
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
- Show Me What You Got

Blind Squire Turner
- She Thinks She's Slick [sound clip]
Little Davis
- New Sweet Patuni
Lizzie Miles
- My Man O'War
Alex Moore
- Blue Bloomer Blues

Jimmy Gordon
- Little Red Dress (Mary Usta Wear)
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
- Fish House Blues
Georgia Pine Boy
- One More Greasing
Dorothy Baker
- Steady Grinding Blues

Blind Squire Turner
- Don't Like The Way You Do
Walter Davis
- Dentist Blues
Lizzie Miles
- Electrician Blues
Uncle Skipper
- Chifferobe

Blue Time BT 2016
("Denmark")
261989Country Blues Collector Items   Vol. 2   (1931 - 1937)

Spark Plug Smith
- Mama's Doughnut
- Motherless Boy
- Stopped Clock Blues
- Deserted Man Blues
- You Put That Thing On Me
- Sweet Evening Breeze
- In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
- Vampire Woman
- New Blue Heaven
- Make It Tight

Blind Squire Turner
- She Thinks She's Slick [sound clip]
- Don't Like The Way You Do
Sophisticated Jimmy La Rue
- Sweet Violets
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed
- Money Truckin' Blues
"Papa" Charlie McCoy
- Times Ain't What They Used To Be
Andrew "Smokey" Hogg
- Family Trouble Blues
- Kind-Hearted Blues
Jimmie Rodgers & Clifford Gibson
- Let Me Be Your Sidetrack (tk. 2)

RST Blues Documents
BD-2057 (Austria)
271993?Blind Teddy Darby: Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More

- Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More
- Heart Troubles Blues
- The Girl I Left Behind
- Spike Driver
- Im Gonna Wreck You Vee Eight - part 1
- Meat & Bread Blues (Relief Blues)
- Pitty-Pat Blues

- My Laona Blues
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues
- Deceiving Blues
- Built Right On The Ground
- Low Mellow
- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine
- Bought A Bottle Of Gin

Blue Planet BPLP101
= Blue Planet BPCD 1001
281993Blind Teddy Darby   1929 - 1937
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Lose Your Mind
- My Laona Blues
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues
- What Am I To Do
- Deceiving Blues
- Built Right On The Ground
- She Thinks She's Slick [sound clip]
- Low Mellow
- Don't Like The Way You Do
- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine
- Bought A Bottle Of Gin
- Pitty-Pat Blues
- Meat And Bread Blues (Relief Blues)
- I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight - Part 1
- I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight - Part 2
- Pokino Blues
- Spike Driver
- The Girl I Left Behind
- Heart Trouble Blues
- Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More

Document DOCD-6042
291996Before The Blues
The Early American Black Music Scene

- Bamalong Blues - Andrew And Jim Baxter
- Run Mollie Run - Henry Thomas
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Jackson Stomp - Missippi Mud Steppers
- On Jordan's Stormy Banks We Stand - Seventh Day Adventist Choir
- Mississippi Jail House Groan - Rube Lacy
- Forked Deer - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
- Bye Bye Baby Blues - Little Hat Jones
- Pretty Polly - B.F. Shelton
- Soft Steel Piston - Weaver & Beasley
- Two White Horses In A Line - Evans & Mcclain
- Jamestown Exhibition - Bayless Rose
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- France Blues - Papa Harvey Hull
- Dying Mother And Her Child - Rev. Gates & Congregation
- John Hardy - Buell Kazee
- Wayward Girl Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Newport Blues - Cincinnati Jug Band
- Tom Sherman's Barroom - Dick Devall
- Stack O'Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt

- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Teddy Darby
- I'll Go With Her Blues - Robert Wilkins
- Christian Soldier - Denson Quartet


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Yazoo CD 2015
301996St. Louis Blues 1925-1941

Blind Teddy Darby
- Built Right On The Ground

EPM Musique BC158392
311997Rose Grew Round The Briar   Vol. 2

Blind Teddy Darby
- Built Right On The Ground

Yazoo CD 2031
322000The 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 (UK)

Catfish discography

332000Down On The Levee
The Piano Blues of St. Louis, Vol. 2
Classic Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Henry Brown
- Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks
- Deep Morgan Blues
Pinetop & Lindberg
- Louisiana Bound
Henry Brown
- Eastern Chimes Blues
Mary Johnson
- Those Blackman Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Don't Feel Welcome

Blind Squire Turner
- Pitty Pat
Roosevelt Sykes
- Cotton Seed Blues
Eddie Miller
- Freight Train Blues
Doretha Trowbridge
- Slavin' Mama Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- She Don't Know Who She Wants
Specks Pertum
- Weak Eyed Blues
Wesley Wallace
- Fanny Lee Blues
Wesley Wallace
- No. 29
El-Zee Floyd
- Snowbound And Blue
Pinetop & Lindberg
- Believe I'll Make A Change
Stump Johnson
- Steady Grindin'
Sparks Brothers
- Down On The Levee
St. Louis Jimmy
- That's All I Think
Alice Moore
- Tomorrow Blues
Stump Johnson
- Money Johnson
Sparks Brothers
- Chicago's Too Much For Me
Pinetop
- Tell Her About Me

Yazoo CD 2065
34200?Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
The Ultimate Rude Blues Collection

Blind Squire Turner
- Don't Like The Way You Do
2 CD set

RSK/BMG CD GVC2012

www.rudeblues.com

352006Woke Up Dis Mornin'
A Collection Of Rare Blues Recordings

CD 1 Country Blues 1934 - 1938
1. Peepin' At The Risin' Sun - Mary Johnson
2. Trouble Trouble - Son Bonds
3. Got To Have A Little More - Joe McCoy
4. Hard Working Woman - Johnnie Strauss
5. Motherless Boy - Scrapper Blackwell
6. Bleeding Heart - Bumble Bee Slim
7. Pains In My Heart - Bill Gaither
8. Ticket Agent - Blind Willie McTell
9. Shake That Thing - Kokomo Arnold
10. Louisiana - Big Teddy Boy Edwards
11. Telephone Blues - Alice Moore
12. Streamline Train - Red Nelson
13. Soft And Mellow - Roosevelt Sykes
14. Evil Hearted Woman - Oscar Woods
15. Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away - Oscar Woods

16. The Girl I Left Behind - Blind Blues Darby
17. Stingy Mama - Blind Boy Fuller
18. In The Wee Wee Hours - Bill Gaither
19. Flood Water Blues - Lonnie Johnson
20. Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal - Charlie Pickett
21. Slocum Blues - Sloke and Ike
22. Boogie Woogie - Honey Hill
23. So Cold In China - Shorty Bob Parker
24. Daddy Let Me Lay It On You - Georgia White



CD 2 City Blues 1936 - 1942
1. Sissy Man Blues - Connie McLeans' Rhythm Boys
2. T B´s Got Me - Victoria Spivey
3. Baby Don´t You Tear My Clothes - The Harlem Hamfats
4. She Walks Like A Kangaroo - Olli Shepard´s Kentucky Boys
5. Railroad Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
6. Evil Hearted Woman - Oscar Woods
7. Jack I'm Mellow - Trixie Smith
8. Uncle Joe - Grant and Wilson
9. Part Time Papa - The Bandana Girls
10. A Brown Skin Gal Is The Best Gal After All - Fat Hayden
11. Fine And Mellow - Alberta Hunter
12. Blues At Midnight - Helen Proctor
13. Lucille - Lee Brown
14. Put Me Back In - The Alley Mae Hopkins with Wingy Carpenter And His Wingies
15. I Don't Want You - George Davis
16. Let Me Ride Your Train - Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon
17. Oh Red! - Sam Price Blusicians
18. Jive Me Baby - Johnny Temple
19. The Low Down Lonely Blues - Sweet Georgia Brown
20. Doggin' The Dog - Big Joe Turner
21. Uncle Sam Come And Get Him - Bea Booze
22. Gonna Buy Me A Telephone - Helen Humes with the Pete Brown Band
23. Cannon Ball - Nora Lee King
24. Me And My Chauffeur - Mabel Robinson

from 1975
MCA Coral 6.30106
(Blues Box Vol. 1)

and 1976
MCA Coral 30109
= MCA Coral 82.040
(Blues Box Vol. 2)


2 CD set

Bob CD 203

www.bobsmusic.de
(Robert "Bob" Hertwig's
label)

362011Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 9
2012 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here, Version 1 - Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
- Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here, Version 2 - Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band with Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxson (voc)
- Big Chief Blues - Furry Lewis
- Jinx Blues - Ora Brown
- Jesus Is A Dying Bed Maker - Charley Patton
- Rope Stretchin' Blues - Parts I & II - Blind Blake
- Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Fogyism - Ida Cox
- Come On In (Ain't Nobody Here) - The Harum Scarums
- Evil Woman Spell - Charley Spand

- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Teddy Darby
- Papa Don't Tear Your Pants - Papa Charlie Jackson
- In That Pearly White City Above - Blind Joel Taggart

Supplementary CD tracks:
- Precious Lord - Blind Joel Taggart
- Little Black Train - Blind Joel Taggart
- Hard Time Blues - Lane Hardin [Bluebird B6242]
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin [Bluebird B6242]
- Cartey Blues - Lane Hardin [Pacific P-100]
- Mr. Postman Blues - Jenny Pope
- Rent Man Blues - Jenny Pope



Blues Images Vol. 9 (2011)

Blues Images



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 
Blind Teddy Darby as subject of other Artist's recordings
#year
of release
artist / title of songs label # / notes
11999Tom Waits: Mule Variations

- Pony

I've seen it all boys
I've been all over
Been everywhere in the
Whole wide world
I rode the high line
With old Blind Darby
I danced real slow
With Ida Jane

I was full of wonder
When I left Murfreesboro
Now I am full of hollow
On Maxwell street...
And I hope my Pony
I hope my Pony
I hope my Pony
Knows the way back home

AC: The song "Pony" has a lot of characters. These names, "Burn-Face Jake," "Blind Darby." I think you're in "Evelyn's Kitchen." Are these real people that live in these songs?
TW: "Evelyn's Kitchen," that's my Aunt Evelyn, who passed away during the making of the record. Her and my uncle had 10 kids and lived in a place called Gridley. I guess I've been far away from home, and have thought about her kitchen a lot and that a lot of people feel the same way when they've been far away from home. I dreamed about getting back home to her kitchen. That's why we put her in there -- a tribute to Evelyn. The other people are just different people I've come across over the years -- known, heard about, read about."
interview source: http://weeklywire.com/ww/04-26-99/austin_music_feature1.html

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Epitaph 86547

 
Other artist's Covers of Blind Teddy Darby songs
#year
of release
Artist:
Record Title

- featured Blind Teddy Darby song
label # / notes
11972John Miller: First Degree Blues

- Church Bell Blues
- I Never Cried
- Policy Blues
- First Degree Blues
- Sue Cow
- Doing A Stretch
- Spanish Breakdown
- Mistake In Life

- Shady Lane
- Dirty Deeds
- Who's Been Here
- Rope Strechting Blues
- Titanic
- Policy Blues
- Chester County

John Miller discography

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Blue Goose 2007


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1021


Blue Goose discography

21975Roy Bookbinder: Git-Fiddle Shuffle
(with Fats Kaplin)

- Let's Get Drunk Again
- 'Lectric Chair Blues
- I Got Mine
- Hey, Hey Daddy

- Never Cried 'til My Baby Got On The Train
- 'Sweets' Petunia

- Take Me To The Land Of Jazz
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- Franklin Blues
- Bad Dream Blues
- Black Dog Blues
- Git-Fiddle Shuffle

Roy Book Binder discography

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Blue Goose 2018


Blue Goose discography

31980Howard Bursen: Cider In The Kitchen

- I Never Cried

Howard Bursen: "John Miller ... extracted this one from Blind Teddy Darby's 'Built On The Ground,' found on an album called The St. Louis Blues, 1929-33"
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Folk Legacy FSI-074
41996Phil Heywood: Local Joe

- Home Range (Heywood)
- Comin' In On A Wing and a Prayer (Jimmie McHugh & Harold Adamson)

- I Never Cried (Teddy Darby, arr. John Miller)
- Lighten Up (Heywood)
- Zulu Bob ( Heywood)
- Good Mornin' Miss Brown (Taj Mahal)
- Backwater (Heywood)
- Local Joe (Heywood)
- Year of the Rooster (Heywood)
- Sportin' Life (Trad., arr. Chuck Henderson)
- Waubonsie (Heywood)
- Steve's Song (Steve Arnold)
- Poor Howard (Huddie Ledbetter, arr. Heywood)
- Arlington (Michael Tillotson)
- When I Feel The Sea Beneath My Soul (Taj Mahal, arr. Heywood)

Atomic Theory 1118
51998Billy Goodman
Walk The Street Alone


- I Never Cried
  ("Blind Ted Darby, arr. Billy Goodman")
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Taxim CD TX 3011-2 AT

more info

6199?Pat Donohue
Big Blind Bluesy


- I Never Cried

Bluesky BSR 925
72002Tom Doughty: The Bell

- Banty Rooster
- Tell Me
- Under The Bright Moon
- Come On In My Kitchen
- Sleepwalk

- Built Right On The Ground
- Into The Bong
- Mama In The Kitchen
- Ben Hall
- Been On The Road So Long
- Come Back Baby
- I'll Make Love To You Anytime
- The Bell

Corker Music CCD001
82003Kieron Means with Sara Grey and Kate Lissauer: Run Mountain
North American Songs And Ballads

- Run Mountain
- John Lover
- Deep Ellum Blues
- Hard Killing Floor
- Shady Grove
- Red Rocking Chair
- Mountain Fields
- The Shark Song
- Boll Weevil
- Rain And Snow
- Edward

- I Never Cried
Kieron Means: "I learned this blues from Howie Bursen, a great singer, guitarist and banjo player from New England. He learned it from John Miller, a very talented musician who extracted it from Blind Teddy Darby's "Built Down Low To The Ground"
- Lonesome Robin
- Heart Aching Blues

The Living Tradition,
The Tradition Bearers
Series LTCD3004
92010Andy Cohen: Built Right On The Ground

- Built Right On The Ground
- Railroad Blues
- Cairo Blues
- Honky Tonk Train
- Soo Cow Soo
- Jim Dickinson Stomp
- My Old Pal
- Temptation Rag
- Mopper's Blues
- Miss The Mississippi And You
- Grandpa's Spells
- Me And My Chauffeur
- Shake-a-you-Boogie
- Mean Talkin' Blues
- Tennessee Blues

Andy Cohen discography


Earwig CD 4959

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902-1943.- Chigwell, 3rd ed. 1982
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 115
- Paul Garon: The Devil's Son-in-Law - The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and his Songs.- London (Studio Vista) 1971
- Leadbitter, Mike & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 312
- sunsite.kth.se/feastlib/mrf/yinyue/pw/DARTED.HTM (Görgen Antonsson)
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/bluesdocument/earl.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/bluetime/bluetime.htm
- Ebay auctions
- various other internet resources

source of left column picture: front cover of Document DOCD-6042

1) source: http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2153.0

thanks to Joe Lauro for additional info / label scans

B L I N D   T E D D Y   D A R B Y; from front cover of Blue Planet Bplp101 
Teddy Darby
source: front cover of Blue Planet BPLP 101

 

Teddy Darby lyrics discussion at weeniecampbell.com

 

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