D O C T O R   R O S S; source: Front cover of Testament LP 2206; photographer: Pete Welding
source: Front cover of Testament LP 2206
photographer: Pete Welding

D O C T O R   R O S S; source:
ad for appearance at 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, W 1, London, on May 23, 1972


Doctor Ross
Charles Isaiah Ross
b. October 21, 1925 in Tunica, Mississippi
d. May 28, 1993 in Flint, Michigan

discography
D O C T O R   R O S S; source: Back cover of Ornament LP CH-7.101
source: Back cover of Ornament LP CH-7.101
photographer: Norbert Hess
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

Doctor Ross 78 rpm / 45 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
13/1952DOCTOR ROSS And His Jump And Jive Boys

- Country Clown (F-1012)   @ youtube
- Doctor Ross Boogie (F-1013)   @ youtube

rec. November 29, 1951 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, foot stomping; Wiley Galatin, g; prod. by Sam Philips



Chess 1504
   - Country Clown (tk 1) #
- Little Soldier Boy (tk 1) *
- Little Soldier Boy (tk 2) §
- Shake A My Hand *
- That's Alright (Goin' Back South) [] *

rec. November 29, 1951 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc (except []), hca, foot stomping; Wiley Galatin, g, [] voc; prod. by Sam Philips
Sun unissued

# Sun CD 27

* Arhoolie 1065

§ Sun CD box 7

[] Krazy Kat KK 7427

   - Left Job Boogie #
- Shake 'Em On Down (tk 1) *
- Shake 'Em On Down (tk 2) §
- Shake 'Em On Down (tk 3) []
- Down South Blues §
- My Be-Bop Gal §
- Polly Put The Cattle On $

rec. 1952 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; Henry Hill, p; Reuben Martin, washboard; prod. by Sam Philips
Sun inissued

# Sun Box 105

* Sun CD Box 7

§ Arhoolie 1065

[] Sun CD 37

$ Sun CD 27

212/1953DOCTOR ROSS

- Come Back Baby (U90) #   @ youtube
- Chicago Breakdown (U91, tk 3)   @ youtube

rec. October 3, 1953 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; Reuben Martin, washboard; prod. by Sam Philips







Sun 193

some of the label pictures above
might stem from repro pressings!

= Sun 193 repro (2013)

London HAS 8265

Charly CR 30125

# Sun Box 105

P-Vine PLP-352

   - Texas Hop (tk 1) #
- Texas Hop (tk 2) *
- Chicago Breakdown (tk 1) #
- Dr. Ross Breakdown (Chicago Breakdown) (tk 2) §
- Cat Squirrel (Mississippi Blues) §
- Terra Mae (Taylor Mae) []
- Terra Mae (alt tk) {}
- Turkey Leg Woman §
- 1953 Jump

rec. October 3, 1953 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; Reuben Martin, washboard; prod. by Sam Philips
Sun inissued

# Sun CD Box 7

* Charly CR 30127

§ Arhoolie 1065

[] Sun Box 105

{} Sun CD 37

311/1954DOCTOR ROSS

- The Boogie Disease (U 136, tk 4) §   @ youtube
- Juke Box Boogie (U 137, tk 3)   @ youtube

rec. c. July 1954 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; Tom Troy, g; Bobby Parker, dr; prod. by Sam Philips







Sun 212

some of the label pictures above
might stem from repro pressings!

= Sun 212 repro

Charly CR 30114

Charly CR 30125

§ Sun Box 105

P-Vine PLP-352

   - Boogie Disease (tk 5) #
- Boogie Disease (tk 6) *
- Dr. Ross Boogie §
- Downtown Boogie (tk 2) [] {}
- Juke Box Boogie (tk 1) (Memphis Boogie) {}
- Juke Box Boogie (tk 2) (Memphis Blues) //
- Feel So Sad (tk 2) # §

rec. c. July 1954 in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; Tom Troy, g; Bobby Parker, dr; prod. by Sam Philips
Sun unissued

# Arhoolie CD 371

§ Sun CD 27

[] Arhoolie 1012 (repress)

{} Rounder SS 29

// Arhoolie 1965

   - Industrial Boogie (1 of 2 tks) # §
- Going To The River *
- Good Thing Blues [] *
- Industrial Avenue Boogie §

rec. 1954? in Memphis, TN; Doctor Ross, voc, g, [] hca; prod. by Sam Philips
Sun unissued

# Sun CD 37

* Arhoolie 1065

§ Arhoolie CD 371

41958"DOCTOR" ROSS

- Industrial Boogie (D-1001, KB 1191B)
- Thirty-Two Twenty (D-1002, KB 1191A) #

rec. December 1958 in Flint, Michigan; Doctor Ross, voc, g, dr, # hca








DIR A101 / B102
[Doctor Isaiah Ross]

# Blues Classics 12

51960DOCTOR ROSS THE HARMONICA BOSS

Doctor Ross The Harmonica Boss with Tony Valla & The Alamos
- Sugar Mama (F537) #   @ youtube

Doctor Ross The Harmonica Boss with the Disciples
- I'd Rather Be An Old Woman's Baby Than A Young Girl's Slave (F538)   @ youtube

rec. 19?? in Detroit, MI; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; # org; g; b; dr





Fortune 538 [Devora &
Jack Brown's label]
   

- Good Things Come To Mind
- Baby Stop Crying
- My Black Name Is Ringing
- Going Away Baby
- General Motors Blues
- Cat Squirrel
- Biscuit Baking Woman
- Miss Ledora Blues
- I Am Not Dead
- Mean Old World
- Industrial Blues

rec. 19?? in Detroit, MI; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; p; g; b; dr
Fortune unissued

Fortune F-3011 (1971)

61961DOCTOR ROSS and THE ORBITS

- Cat Squirrel (F 221)
- The Sunnyland (F 222)

rec. Detroit 1959; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; g; b; dr



Fortune 857
71963DOCTOR ROSS

- Cannonball (H 68)
- Numbers Blues (H 69)

rec. Detroit 1961; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g with Little Joe's Band: g; b; dr



Hi-Q 5027
[subsidiary of Fortune label]
81963DOCTOR ROSS

- Call The Doctor (H 83)
- New York Breakdown (H 84) #

rec. Detroit 1963; Doctor Ross, hca, g, dr, # voc; unknown voc, handclaps



Hi-Q 5033
91965Doctor Ross: Call The Doctor
Breakdowns And Blues By Mississippi One-Man Band Dr. Isaiah Ross

- Cat Squirrel
- Blues & Trouble
- Freight Train
- Illinois Blues
- Hobo Blues
- Mama Blues
- My Little Woman
- Dr. Ross' Rock

- 32-20
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Chicago Breakdown
- China Blues
- Blues In The Night
- Going To The River
- Drifting Blues
- Fox Chase

CD bonus track:
- Jivin' Blues

rec. February 1965 in Flint, MI by Norman Dayron; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g, dr; prod. by Peter J. Welding

photos: Peter J. Welding (front cover), Ray Flerlage (back cover)
notes by
Peter J. Welding







Testament T-2206

notes by Pete Welding





= Bounty BY 6020
(UK 1966)


(=) Testament TCD 5009 (1994)

Testament discography

101965Ramblin' On My Mind
Classic Train and Travel Blues

Johnny Youngwith Little Walter Jacobs, Jimmy Walker
- Hear That Whistle Blow
Carl Hodges
- Standing At The Greyhound Station
Leroy 'Country' Dallas
- She Caught The M&O
Jimmy Brewer
- Pea Vine Whistle
Honeyboy Edwards
- Highway 61
Big Joe Williams
- Ramblin' On My Mind

Blind Connie Williams
- Key To The Highway

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Hobo Blues #   @ youtube
John Lee Grandison
- My Home Ain't Here
Bill Jackson
- Freight Train Blues
Elijah Brown
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay
W. B. 'Piano Bill' Bryson
- Mean Old Train


# rec. February 1965 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding and Norman Dayron; Doctor Ross, voc, g, dr
cover photograph by Walker Evans

notes by Pete Welding













Milestone MLP-3002
Milestone MSP-93002

Milestone discography

111965

Doctor Ross: The Flying Eagle   @ dailymotion

Blue Horizon LP1 track sequence:
- Flying Eagle Boogie *   @ youtube
- Goin' Down Slow *
- Something To Tell You, Want All My Friends To Know *
- Tommy Dorsey Boogie *
- Hobo Blues *
- Mother Before This Time Another Year *

- Bad Whiskey, Bad Women *
- Decoration Day *
- Too Close Together *
- Rollin' And Tumblin' *
- Mean Old World *
- Rock Me *

* rec. October 20, 1965 in London, UK



unissued tracks from same session:
- Call The Doctor °°
- The Fox Chase °°

°° bonus tracks on Orbis CD 089 (1997)



XTRA 1038 track sequence:
- Bad Whiskey, Bad Women *
- Decoration Day *
- Rollin' And Tumblin' *
- Something To Tell You, Want All My Friends To Know*
- Flying Eagle Boogie *

- Miss Elvira #
- After Hours Blues #
- Sugar Gal #
- Sweet Black Angel #
- Stop Cryin' #
- Train Fare Home #

* rec. October 20, 1965 in London, UK
# rec. January 1966 in Flint, Michigan

notes by Bob Yates



Blue Horizon LP 1


Blue Horizon discography

notes by Neil Slaven









(=) XTRA 1038 (1966)
"Doctor Ross"

XTRA discography

= Orbis CD 089 (1997)

= Blue Horizon CD 1 (2000)

123/1966




The Blues Came Down From Memphis

LP track sequence:
Dr. Ross
The Boogie Disease [Sun 212]
James Cotton
- Cotton Crop Blues
Willie Nix
- Baker Shop Boogie
Rufus "Hound Dog" Thomas
- Bear Cat
Jimmy DeBerry
- Take A Little Chance

Dr. Ross
- Juke Box Boogie [Sun 212]
Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo
- I Feel So Worried

Little Milton
- If You Love Me
Jimmy DeBerry
- Time Has Made A Change

Dr. Ross
- Come Back Baby [Sun 193]
Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo
- So Long
Rufus Thomas Jr.
- Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle)
Willie Nix
- Seems Like A Million Years

Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown [Sun 193]

compiled by Michael Vernon

CD track sequence:
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- She May Be Yours - Joe Hill Louis
- Keep Your Arms Around Me - Joe Hill Louis
- Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) - Rufus Thomas

- Come Back Baby - Doctor Ross
- That Ain't Right - Doctor Ross
- Take a Little Chance - Jimmy DeBerry
- Wolf Call Boogie - DeBerry/Horton
- Easy - Jimmy DeBerry & Walter Horton
- West Winds Are Blowing - Big Walter Horton
- Walter's Instrumental - Big Walter Horton
- Seems Like a Million Years - Willie Nix
- Baker Shop Boogie - Willie Nix
- Take a Little Walk With Me - Willie Nix
- Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
- Feelin' Good - Little Junior's Blue Flames
- Mystery Train - Little Junior's Blue Flames
- Love My Baby - Little Junior's Blue Flames
- Carry My Business On - Houston Boines
- I Feel So Worried - Sammy Lewis
- So Long Baby Goodbye - Willie Johnson


compiled by Bez Turner


notes by Neil Slaven

London HAS 8265
(UK 3/1965)

notes by Neil Slaven

= Charly CR 30125
(UK 9/1977)


= Charly 33/3E-CHART-
7021 (Greece 1977)




= Charly CR 30125
(UK 19??)

= Charly LP 10033
(Portugal 1985)






= Brasidisc 5040
(Brazil 1988)(Serie Rarity)

notes by Bez Turner

(=) Charly CD 67
(UK 1987)


(=) Charly CDGR 243
(UK 1998)

131966Lets Go Down South
Post War Blues as sung from Memphis down to Dallas

Baby Face Turner
- Blue Serenade
- Gonna Let You Go
Charley Booker
- Rabbit Blues
Clarence London
- One Rainy Morning
- Going Back To Mama
Lost John Hunter
- Cool Down Mama
- School Boy
Joe Hill Louis
- Goin' Down Slow

D.A. Hunt
- Lonesome Ol' Jail
- Greyhound Blues

Dr. Ross
- Country Clown [Chess 1504]
Country Paul
- Your Picture Done Fade
- Ain't It Sad
Joe Hill Louis
- Eyesight To The Blind
Big Charley Bradix
- Dollar Diggin' Woman
- Boogie Like You Wanna


prod. by John G. Allinson
notes by Mike Leadbitter





Neshoba N-11 (UK 1966)
[John Allison's label; limited
edition of 99 copies]
141966American Folk Blues Festival '65 - Studio Session

Fred McDowell
- Highway 61
J.B. Lenoir
- Slow Down
Walter Horton
- Christine
Roosevelt Sykes
- Come On Back Home
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- The Big Question

Jimmy Lee Robinson
- Rosalie
John Lee Hooker
- King Of The World
- Della Mae
Buddy Guy
- First Time I Met The Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Houn' Dog

Doctor Ross
- My Black Name Is Ringing #   @ Spotify

# rec. October 7, 1965 at a studio in Hamburg, Germany

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7386 track sequence:
John Lee Hooker - King Of The World (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della May [sic] (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell - Highway 61 (AFBF 1965)

Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing (AFBF 1965)
Jimmy Lee Robinson - Rosalie (AFBF 1965)
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues (AFBF 1966)

Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (AFBF 1965) [track sequence of side B?]
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question (AFBF 1965)
Junior Wells - Checkin' On My Baby (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Running The Boogie (AFBF 1966)
Little Brother Montgomery - I Keep On Drinking (AFBF 1966)
Sippie Wallace - Suitcase Blues (AFBF 1966)
Otis Rush - All Your Love or My Own Fault (actually "Sweet Little Angel") (AFBF 1966)

ACT CD 9204 track sequence:
Lost Blues Tapes Vol. 1 - American Folk Blues Festival [1963, 1964, 1965]

John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) (3:16) (AFBF 1965)
Big Mama Thornton -Hound Dog (outtake & at tk) (3:32) (AFBF 1965)
Muddy Waters - Captain, Captain (3:32) (AFBF 1963) (AFBF 1965)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - I Got To Cut Out (3:06) (AFBF 1964)
Big Walter Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle (3:26) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Strong Brain - Broad Mind (2:48) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Big Leg Women (2:44) (AFBF 1964)
Sugar Pie deSanto - You Keep Me Running (3:04) (AFBF 1964)
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump (2:55) (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky (3:05) (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell - Got A Letter This Morning (3:10) (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes -Sail On (3:00) (AFBF 1965)
Memphis Slim -Memphis Boogie (3:16) (AFBF 1963)
Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes - Your Best Friend's Gone (3:20) (AFBF 1964)

Doctor Ross - Farewell Baby (5:11) (AFBF 1965) #   @ youtube
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (outtake) (1:09) (AFBF 1965)

Evidence ECD 26100 track sequence:
disc 5: American Folk Blues Festival 'sixty five

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Highway 61
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down, Woman
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle °°
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton - Christine
Roosevelt Sykes - Come On Back Home
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question
Jimmie Lee Robinson - Rosa Lee
John Lee Hooker - King Of The World
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) °°
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (alt tk) °°
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump °°
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky °°
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Got A Letter This Morning °°
Roosevelt Sykes - Sail On °°

Doctor Ross - Farewell, Baby °°

°° bonus tracks (from ACT CD 9204)

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Horst Lippmann
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Fontana 885 422 TY
(Germany 1965)

notes by Horst Lippmann
click to enlarge !

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= Fontana 885 422 TY
("Special Edition")

notes by Horst Lippmann
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click to enlarge !
Fontana TL 5286
(UK 1965)






(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (Jp 1969)
American Folk Blues Festival 65-66

notes by Willy Leiser



= L+R 42.025 (Germany 1980)




= Optimism LR CD-2025
(US 1983)


= Optimism LRC-2025
(US 1983) (cassette)




= Bellaphon CDLR 42025
(Germany 1990)




ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)

5 CD set
notes by Bill Dahl
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(=) Evidence ECD 26100
(US 1995)

151966Detroit Blues - The Early 1950s

Baby Boy Warren
- Sanafee
- Baby Boy Blues
- Mattie Mae
- Chicken

Dr. Ross
- Thirty Two Twenty [DIR A101 / B102]
Bobo Jenkins
- 10 Below Zero
- Baby Don't You Want To Go
Eddie Kirkland
- No Shoes

Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera
L. C. Green
- Remember Way Back
Big Maceo
- Big City Blues
John Lee Hooker
- House Rent Boogie
One String Sam
- I Need $100
Brother Will Hairston
- Alabama Bus


cover photo by Jacques Demêtre
notes by Paul Oliver















Blues Classics BC 12

Blues Classics discography

162/1969The Mike Raven Blues Sampler

Leadbelly
- Little Children's Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Evenin'

Dr. Ross
- After Hours Blues [XTRA 1038]
Gary Davis
- Say No To The Devil
Big Joe Williams
- Bottle Up And Go
Memphis Slim
- Frankie and Johnny

Sonny Terry
- Louise
Jesse Fuller
- Brownskin Gal
Mabel Hillery
- It's So Hard To Be A Nigger
Blind Willie McTell
- Married Man's A Fool
Scraper
[sic] Blackwell
- "A" Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Blues In A Bottle



Transatlantic TRA SAM 5
click to enlarge !  
Cream: Fresh Cream.- Mercury / Polydor
(rec. July, Aug., Sept. 1966, rel. UK Dec. 1966, US Jan. 1967)
more info

17197?Dr. Ross: King Of The Memphis Boogie

- Boogie Disease [Sun 212]
- Juke Box Boogie [Sun 212]

- Chicago Breakdown [Sun 193]
- Come Back, Baby [Sun 193]
7 inch 45 rpm EP



Masked Clam MCR-32-20
181971Nothing But The Blues
The record companion to Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited

J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say
Juke Boy Bonner
- Runnin' Shoes

Doctor Ross
- Goin' Down Slow [Blue Horizon LP 1]
Model 'T' Slim
- Woman's The Glory Of Man
Little Mack Simmons
- Come Back
Johnny Shines
- Pipeline Blues

Boozoo Chavis
- Forty One Days
Hop Wilson
- That Wouldn't Satisfy
Big Walter
- My Tears
Lonesome Sundown
- I Stood By
Arthur Gunter
- Don't Leave Me Now
Rockin' Sydney
- Keep On Pushin'


B. B. King
- Eysight To The Blind
Otis Rush
- All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry (The Blues)
John Brim
- Lifetime Baby
Elmore James
- Goin' For Good
Magic Sam
- All Night Long

Lightnin' Slim
- Greyhound Blues
Slim Harpo
- Loving You (The Way I Do)
Otis Spann
- Can't Do Me No Good
Sunnyland Slim
- Midnight Jump
Johnny Young
- Moaning And Groaning
George Smith
- Telephone Blues

2 LP set
notes by Mike Leadbitter







CBS 66278 (UK)
191971DOCTOR ROSS   The Harmonica Boss
with THE DISCIPLES (MESSENGERS OF SOUL)

- I'd Rather Be An Old Woman's Baby Than A Young Woman's Slave [Fortune 538]
- Good Things Come To Mind
- Baby Stop Crying
- My Black Name Is Ringing
- Going Away Baby
- General Motors Blues

- Cat Squirrel
- Biscuit Baking Woman
- Miss Ledora Blues
- I Am Not Dead
- Mean Old World
- Industrial Blues

rec. 19?? in Detroit, MI; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; p; g; unknown, dr
notes by Devora Brown





Fortune F-3011 (mono)
= FS-3011 (stereo)

Fortune CD 3011-FS

201972Blues Sounds of the Hastings Street Era
(The Original Detroit Blues)

Doctor Ross
- San Francisco Breakdown #
Big Maceo Merriweather
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
John Lee Hooker
- Have Mercy On Poor Me
Gracie Brim
- Strange Man (alt tk)
Calvin Frazier
- Lilly Mae

The Richard Brothers
- Stolen Property
Henry Smith
- Dog Me Blues
Big Jack Reynolds
- Going Down Slow
Bobo Jenkins
- Seasick And Waterbound
Eddie Kirkland
- I Must Have Done Somebody Wrong


# rec. 1963 in Detroit, MI; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g; dr

compiled by Jack Brown
notes by Richard Pohrt







Fortune FTS 3012
211972Doctor Ross: Live + Well

- Chicago Breakdown
- 30:20 Blues
- Got Somethin' To Tell
- Mama Blues
- Hobo Blues
- Boogie Disease No. 3

- Trouble, Trouble
- Sweet Black Angel
- China Blues
- Little Schoolgirl
- Biscuit Bakin' Woman

rec. June 7, 1972 "live" at Rhein-Mosel-Halle Koblenz, Germany; Isaiah "Doctor" Ross, voc, g, hca, bass-drum, hi-hat cymbal

Ornament/ESCEHA CH-7.101 photos: Daisy von Allmen (front), Norbert Hess (back)
notes by S.A. Christmann



Ornament CH-7.101
(Germany 1972)

notes by S.A. Christmann



= ESCEHA CH-7.101
(Germany 11/1977)

notes by S.A. Christmann

= CMA/Ornament CD
CM 8006 (1991)
"Blues And Boogie From
Detroit"

notes by S.A. Christmann

= Chrisly CD CM-30006
(2000)

Ornament discography

221972Doctor Ross: His First Recordings

- Shake 'Em On Down *
- Down South Blues *
- Shake A My Hand #
- Little Soldier Boy #
- Mississippi Blues %
- Going Back South (aka That's Alright) []
- Dr. Ross Breakdown %

- Going To The River §
- Good Thing Blues §
- Turkey Leg Woman %
- Country Clown #
- My BeBop Gal *
- Memphis Boogie $

rec. 1951-1954 for the Sun label; [] unknown [Wiley Galatin ?, Reubin Martin ?], voc
front cover photo by Jim Marshall; liner photos by Doctor Ross and Tom Pohrt
notes by Steve LaVere
and Bob Eagle







Arhoolie F 1065

Arhoolie discography

231972Doctor Ross Live At Montreux

- Doctor Ross Rockin'
- Freight Train
- Mama Blues
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- General Motors Blues

- Got Something To Tell You #
- Hobo Blues #
- Let's Boogie All Night Long #
- Honey Bee Blues #
- My Airplane Chick #

rec. June 18, 1972 live at Montreux, Switzerland; # with Louis Myers, g; Lafayette Leake, p; Dave Myers, b







Atlantic / Polydor 2460 169

= Big Bear 18 (1973)

Big Bear discography

249/1972

Montreux Blues Festival

Excello EX 28026 track sequence:
LP 1:
Doctor Ross
- Freight Train   @ youtube
- Chicago Breakdown   @ youtube
Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- Lonesome Cabin Blues   @ youtube
- Just Imagination   @ youtube
- Caress Me Baby   @ youtube
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do   @ youtube

Bessie Griffin with The Johnny Thompson Singers
- Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross   @ youtube
Jimmy Dawkins
- Casino Trick Stick   @ youtube
- Five Long Years   @ youtube
- Dust My Broom / Sweet Home Chicago   @ youtube


LP 2:
Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- I Want You To Love Me   @ youtube
- You Got Me Dizzy   @ youtube
- Nobody Loves Me But My Mother   @ youtube
- My Starter Won't Work   @ youtube
- Storm In Texas   @ youtube

Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- Got My Mojo Working   @ youtube
Jimmy Dawkins
- Whole Lotta Lovin'   @ youtube
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town   @ youtube
- You Don't Love Me   @ youtube
- Close Down Boogie


Verve 2610 006 track sequence:
LP 1:
Bessie Griffin with The Johnny Thompson Singers
- Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross
Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- Lonesome Cabin Blues
- Just Imagination
- Caress Me Baby
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do


Doctor Ross
- Freight Train
- Chicago Breakdown
Jimmy Dawkins
- Casino Trick Stick
- Five Long Years
- Dust My Broom / Sweet Home Chicago


LP 2:
Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- I Want You To Love Me
- You Got Me Dizzy
- Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
- My Starter Won't Work
- Storm In Texas

Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- Got My Mojo Working
Jimmy Dawkins
- Whole Lotta Lovin'
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- You Don't Love Me
- Close Down Boogie


rec. June 18, 1972 at the Pavillon, Montreux, Switzerland

Verve 2610 006 has some tracks on sides A and B of LP 1 interchanged!
Verve 2610 006 front photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir

DLP
notes by Mike Vernon
and Chris Turner







Excello EX 28026
(US 1972)

Excello discography

DLP
notes by Mike Vernon
and Chris Turner







(=) Verve 2610 006
(Germany 1972)
"Blues Night - Live from
Montreux"

251972The Harmonica Blues of Sonny Terry, Doctor Ross, Hammie Nixon, Sonny Boy Williamson

Sonny Terry, Copenhagen, 1971
- The Sweetest Girl I Know
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Copenhagen, 1971
- Blues With A Whoop
- I Woke Up With The Blues

Doctor Ross, no date, London
- Mother Before This Time Another Year
- Going Down Slow

Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes, Copenhagen, 1964
- I'm Going Home
- Minnie's Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson with Matt Murphy, Copenhagen, 1963
- Down And Out (take 1)
- Down And Out (take 2)
Sonny Boy Williamson with Matt Murphy & Memphis Slim, Copenhagen, 1963
- Early One Morning
notes by
Derrick Stewart-Baxter







Storyville SLP 222
(Dk 1972)

notes by
Derrick Stewart-Baxter

= Storyville ST 21021 (Fr)

= PGP RTB 2221497
(Yugoslavia 1983)

notes by
Derrick Stewart-Baxter



Storyville SLP 4008
(US 1975)

Storyville discography

25a1973Genesis Vol. 2
The Beginnings of Rock: From Memphis to Chicago

Album 1 (6499 432)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Work With Me
- Don't Start Me To Talking
- All My Love In Vain
- Good Evening Everybody
- You Killing Me (On My Feet)
- Let Me Explain
- I Know What Love Is All About

Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Wonder Why
- Your Imagination
Elmore James
- Country Boogie
- My Best Friend
- I See My Baby
- She Just Won't Do Right
- Muddy Shoes


Album 2 (6499 433)
Ethel Mae
- Down The Line
- Handsome Lover
- Sugar Papa
Robert Nighthawk
- Good News
- Six Three O
- Prison Bound
Forrest City Joe
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman

Forrest City Joe
- Lonesome Day Blues
Howlin' Wolf
- I'm Not Joking
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- All Night Long
- No Place To Go


Album 3 (6499 434)
Jackie Brenston
- Rocket "88"

Doctor Ross
- Country Clown
- Doctor Ross Boogie
Willie Nix
- Truckin' Little Woman
- Just One Mistake
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Open Your Book
- Tears In My Eyes (C-1023 [alt.])

Woodrow Adams
- Pretty Baby Blues
- She's Done Come And Gone
Joe Hill Louis
- Dorothy Mae
- When I Am Gone
Harmonica Frank
- Swamp Root
- Howlin' Tomcat
- She Done Moved


Album 4 (6499 435)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Keep It To Yourself
- Please Forgive (Keep It To Yourself)
- The Key To Your Love
Howlin' Wolf
- Baby How Long
- Evil Is Goin' On
- Forty Four
- Who Will Be Next

Howlin' Wolf
- I Have A Little Girl
- Come To Me Baby
- Don't Mess With My Baby
- Smokestack Lightning
- You Can't Be Beat
- So Glad
- Break Of Day


compiled by Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven
4 LP box set




Chess 6641 125
(UK Phonogram)

261974The American Blues Legends '74

Big John Wrencher
- Big Johns Boogie
- I'm A Roots Man
- How Many More Years #
Cousin Joe Pleasant
- I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use
- Problems

Doctor Ross
- It Seems Like A Dream
- On My Way To School
- Boogie Disease No. 2 #

Eddie "Playboy" Taylor
- I Used To Have Some Friends
- I Know My Baby
- You Don't Love Me
G.P. Jackson
- 12th Street Boogie
- Letter Dressed In Red
- Leavin' Kansas City
Cousin Joe Pleasant
- Railroad Avenue
- Blues Legends 1974


rec. & mixed February & March 1974 at Chalk Farm Studios, London, England; prod. by Jim Simpson
# CD bonus tracks



Munich BM 150 202


= Big Bear BEAR 1


= Big Bear / Indigo CD 2527
(2002; 2 CD set)
"American Blues Legends
1973 / 1974"

Big Bear discography

271974Doctor Ross: The Harmonica Boss

- Boogie Disease No. 2   @ youtube
- Baby Please Don't Go   @ youtube
- Harmonica Boogie   @ youtube
- Decoration Day   @ youtube
- How Much More Long   @ youtube
- Don't Worry About The Bear   @ youtube

- That's All Right Mama   @ youtube
- Blues In The Night   @ youtube
- Do The Boogie Woogie #   @ youtube
- Rockin' After Midnight   @ youtube
- Ethel Mae   @ youtube
- San Francisco Breakdown   @ youtube

rec. November 1972 live at Chalk Farm, London, UK
# with Bob Hall, p; prod. by Jim Simpson







Big Bear BEAR 2








= Munich BM 150201

= Big Bear / Intercord
INT 146.403 (D)

notes in Italian





= Blues Project BRP 2013
(It 1981)

Big Bear discography

281974Doctor Ross: Jivin' The Blues

- Blues For Illinois
- Reconsider Baby *
- Jivin' The Blues
- I'm A Mannish Boy
- Step Back Woman #

- Big Boat
- Harley Street Special *
- That's All Right Mama
- Come One & Shake Your Boogie #
- Stop Crying #

rec. at Chalk Farm Studios, London; prod. by Jim Simpson
* with Bob Hall, p; # with The Blueshounds (Bob Hall, p; Pat Grover, g; Bob Brunning, b; John Hunt, dr)
Big Bear BEAR 15








= Big Bear / Intercord
INT 146.409 (1979)

Big Bear discography

291975The Blues
The Blues Music in early 50's

Sunnyland Slim
- Johnson Machine
Muddy Waters
- Little Anna Mae
Forrest City Joe
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
Ethel Mae
- Sugar Papa
Robert Nighthawk
- 6-3-0
- Prison Bound

Howlin' Wolf
- Mama Died And Left Me
Muddy Waters
- Where Is My Woman Been

Doctor Ross
- Doctor Ross Boogie
Willie Nix
- Just One Mistake
Memphis Minnie
- Broken Heart
Howlin' Wolf
- Come To Me Baby







Victor LWG-1089
(Jp promo)
301976Sun Blues
The Roots Of Rock Vol. 7

Handy Jackson
- Got My Application Baby
- Trouble (Will Bring You Down)
Willie Nix
- Seems Like A Million Years
- Baker Shop Boogie
Little Junior's Blue Flames
- Feelin' Good
- Fussin' And Fightin' Blues
Rufus Thomas
- Tiger Man
- Save That Money

Hot Shot Love
- Wolf Call Boogie
- Harmonica Jam
James Cotton
- Cotton Crop Blues
- Hold Me In Your Arms

Doctor Ross
- Boogie Disease
- Juke Box Boogie
Eddie Snow
- Ain't That Right
- Bring Your Love Back To Me





Charly CR 30114
   

- My Little Woman (5:28)
- Cat Squirrel (4:43)

rec. November 21, 1977 at Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany; Doctor Ross, voc, g, bass drum, hi-hat cymbal
originally unissued

Chrisly CM 11001
("Chrisly Blues Box")

311977Union Avenue Breakdown
The Roots Of Rock Vol. 12

Jimmy DeBerry
- Party Line Blues
Joe Hill Louis
- Treat Me Mean And Evil
Willie Nix
- Prison Bound Blues
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Walter Horton
- Walter's Boogie
Honeyboy Edwards [mistakenly credited to Albert (Joiner) Williams]
- Sweet Home Chicago
Albert (Joiner) Williams
- Rhumba Chillen

Woodrow Adams
- The Train Is Coming
William Stewart
- Rattlesnakin' Mama
- The Call Me Talkin' Boy

Dr. Ross with Henry Hill
- That Ain't Right
Dr. Ross
- Texas Hop
Pinetop Perkins
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Chris Booker
- Walked All Night
Boyd Gilmore & Earl Hooker
- Believe I'll Settle Down
notes by Martin Hawkins







Charly CR 30127
31a19??Jumpin' Vol. 1

- Shake Your Hips - Slim Harpo
- New York Breakdown - Doctor Ross
- How About It Baby - Emmet Davis

- Georgia Slop - Jimmy McCraklin [sic]
- I'm Gonna Love You - Eddie Taylor
- Papa Lou & Gran - Little Victor


45 rpm EP

Jumpin JEP 001
321980The Sun Box

Dr. Ross
- The Boogie Disease

3 LP set

Charly SUNBOX 100
331980Chicago Breakdown

Little Brother Montgomery
- Hesitatin' Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Minglewood Town

Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown #
Big Joe Williams
- I Feel So Worried
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- V 8 Ford Blues
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay

Little Brother Montgomery with Michael Bloomfield
- Michigan Water Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl

Dr. Ross
- Hobo Blues #
Big Joe Williams and Paul Butterfield
- Stack O' Dollars
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- Polly Put The Kettle On
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years


# rec. January 30, 1965 live at the University Of Chicago; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g
cover photo by Norman Dayron
notes by Norman Dayron
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Takoma TAK 7071

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= Sonet SNTF 863

= Takoma TAK 502
(Greece 1980)

= Sonet/Edison 608 109
(Portugal 1982)

all LP releases have same front cover!


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues" (1998)
(along with Takoma
7081)

Takoma discography

341980Rare Blues

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl #
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- I Ain't Got Nobody
Son House
- Preachin' The Blues
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

Little Brother Montgomery
- The Pleadin' Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- Lend Me Your Love
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Two Trains Running
Big Joe Williams
- Whistling Pines
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- O Lord I Want You To Help Me


# rec. January 30, 1965 live at the University Of Chicago; Doctor Ross, voc, hca

cover photo of Maxwell Street Jimmy (playing in his aprons outside the greasy spoon cafe where he worked) by Norman Dayron
notes by Norman Dayron
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Takoma TAK 7081

notes by Norman Dayron
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= Sonet SNTF 853
(UK 1980)

= CFE 532222/23
(Sp 1980)

= Sonet RISLP-14115
(Portugal 1980)

all LP releases have same front cover!

Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues" (1998)
(along with Takoma TAK 7071)

Takoma discography

35198?Dr. Ross: One Man Band

- Dr. Ross's Rock
- My Little Woman
- Mama Blues
- 32/20
- Chicago Breakdown [Takoma TAK 7071]

- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [Takoma TAK 7081]
- Hobo Blues [Takoma TAK 7071]
- Fox Chase
- Goin' Down Slow
- The Boogie Woogie



unissued track from same session:
- Blues For Illinois

released on Testament CD 6011 (1998)



rec. January 30, 1965 live at the University Of Chicago; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g
notes by Pete Welding
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Takoma TAK 7087

= Sonet SNTF 862 (1981)

= Takoma TAKCD 7087

Takoma discography

361983Red Hot & Blue

Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats - Rocket 88
Dewey Phillips - Red Hot And Blue
Billy The Kid Emerson - Red Hot
Billy Love - Gee I Wish
Guitar Red - Baby Please Don't Go
Little Junior's Blue Flames - Love Me Baby
Rosco Gordon - Bop With Me Baby
Earl Hooker - The Hucklebuck
Tiny Kennedy - Strange Kinda Feeling
Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat
Eddie Snow - Ain't That Right
Pat Hare - It Ain't Gonna Be That Way
Howlin' Wolf - Oh Red
Little Junior's Blue Flames - Mystery Train

Doctor Ross - Doctor Ross' Boogie (alt.)
Pinetop Perkins - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Tiny Kennedy - Blues Disease

Charly CRB 1061
36a3/1984DOCTOR ROSS & THE ORBITS

- Cat Squirrel [Fortune 857]
- New York Breakdown [Hi-Q 5033]




Northwood NW45 004
(UK 1984)
371985Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1956

record four:
side 7 - Gospel Train

Brewsteraires
- Where Shall I Be (When That First Trumpet Sounds)
- (The Lord Gave Me) Wings For My Soul
Southern Jubilees
- There's A Man In Jerusalem
- Forgive Me Lord
- He Never Left Me Alone
Prisonaires
- A Prisoner's Prayer -
Jones Brothers
- Amazing Grace
- Gospel Train
- Look To Jesus


side 8 - Feel So Worried
Doctor Ross
- That Ain't Right (with Henry Hill) #
- Left Job Boogie #
- Terra Mae #
- Come Back Baby #
Sammy Lewis - Willie Johnson Combo
- Gonna Leave You Baby
- I Feel So Worried (tk 1)
- I Feel So Worried (tk 2)
- So Long Baby Goodbye


# rec. 1953/54 in Memphis, Tenn.
9 LP box set







Charly Sun Box 105

Sun Blues Box discography

381985Memphis Blues
Unissued tracks from the 1950's

Woodrow Adams
- The Last Time

Dr. Ross
- Cat Squirrel
- That's Alright
William Steart
- Black Snake Boogie
- 44
Willie Carr
- Outside Friends
Raymond Hill
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
Kenneth Banks
- High

Johnny O'Neal
- Peg Leg Baby
Little Milton
- Oo-Wee Baby
Eddie Snow
- Stay With Me Baby
Rufus Thomas
- I'm Off That Stuff
Eddie Snow
- I'm All Alone
Sherman "Blues" Johnson
- Blues Jumped A Rabbit
- Hello Pretty Baby
Phineas Newborn Sr.
- Phineas' Boogie
- The Joint Is Jumping



Krazy Kat KK 7427
391986National Downhome Blues Festival - Volume Four

Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown
- That's All Right, Mama
- Biscuit Baking Woman
Booker T. Laury
- Woman I Love Lives In Memphis, Tennessee
- Disco Strut

Son Thomas
- Roll And Tumble
Henry & Vernell Townsend
- The Tears Come Rolling Down
Henry Townsend
- Standing Looking Out The Window
Larry Johnson
- The Wrong Woman
- Can't You Hear The Angels Singing?
Hezekiah & The Houserockers
- Downhome Blues


rec. October 19-24, 1984 live at the Moonshadow, Atlanta, GA; festival coordinator: George Mitchell; associate coordinator: David Evans; edited by George Mitchell
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Southland SLP-24

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(=) Southland SCD-22
(2001)
(along with Southland SLP-23)

Southland discography

401986Memphis: Beale Street Breakdown
Chess Blues Archives Vol. 3

Doctor Ross
- Doctor Ross Boogie
- Country Clown
Walter Horton
- Walter's Boogie
- West Winds Are Blowing
Willie Nix
- Truckin Little Woman
- Just One Mistake
Harmonica Frank
- Swamp Root [Chess 1475]

Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Walkin' [Chess 1475]
- Howlin' Tomcat [Chess 1494]
- She Done Moved [Chess 1494]
Joe Hill Louis
- When I'm Gone
- Dorothy Mae
LJ Thomas
- Baby Take A Chance With Me
- Sam's Drag







P-Vine PLP-6073
(Jp 1986)
411987Mempis Harp & Piano Jam [sic]

Hot Shot Love
- Harmonica Jam
- Wolf Call Boogie
Woodrow Adams
- Pretty Baby Blues
- She Done Moved
Dr. Ross
- Down Town Boogie
Woodrow Adams
- Last Time
- Train Time
Mose, Joe And Walter
- Shine Boy

Lost John Hunter
- Cool Down Mama
- School Boy
Charlie Burse
- Shorty The Barber (unissued)
Mose Vinson
- Mistreatin' Boogie (unissued)
- Worry You Off My Mind (unissued)
Pinetop Perkins
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Mose Vinson
- 44 Blues (unissued)
- Come See Me (unissued)




P-Vine PLP 350 (Jp)
421987Doctor Ross: Memphis Breakdown

- Chicago Breakdown
- Boogie Disease
- Polly Put The Kettle On
- Juke Box Boogie
- Terra Mae
- Feel So Sad
- Texas Hop

- That's All Right
- Cat's Squirrel
- Industrial Boogie
- Left Job Boogie
- That Ain't Right
- 1953 Jump
- Come Back Baby

rec. 1951-54 in Memphis, TN







P-Vine PLP-352 (Jp)
431988Rumble Chillen

Albert Williams
- Rhumba Chille
Rosco Gordon
- I'm Gonna Shake It
Jackie Brenston
- Tuckered Out
Little Junior's Blue Flames
- Love Me Baby

Doctor Ross
- Left Job Boogie
The Prisonaires
- Don't Say Tomorrow
Charlie Booker
- Walked All Night
Johnny O'Neal
- Ugly Woman

'Hot Shot' Love
- Wolf Call Boogie
Howlin' Wolf
- Everybody's In The Mood
Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson
- I Feel So Worried
Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
- Shim Sham Shimmy
Billy Love
- Gee I Wish
James Cotton
- Hold Me In Your Arms

Doctor Ross
- Terra Mae
Joe Hill Louis
- Gotta Let You Go

Charly/Sun CRM 2033
43a1989Sun Records Harmonica Classics

Jimmy & Walter
- Easy
Walter Horton
- West Winds Are Blowing
- In The Mood

Doctor Ross
- Jukebox Boogie
- Country Clown
- Downtown Boogie

Hot Shot Love
- Wolf Call Boogie
- Harmonica Jam
- Wolf Call Boogie
Sammy Lewis - Willie Johnson Combo
- So Long Baby Goodbye
Joe Hill Louis
- Keep Your Arms Around Me Mama
- Got Me A New Woman
- She May Be Yours


notes by Colin Escott







Rounder SS 29




= Rounder CD SS-29

Rounder discography

441991Doctor Ross: I Want All My Friends To Know
Live at the Burnley Blues Festival 1991

- My Little Woman   @ Spotify
- Cat Squirrel   @ Spotify
- I Want All My Friends To Know   @ Spotify
- Boogie For The Doctor   @ Spotify
- Hobo Blues   @ Spotify
- Break 'Em Down   @ Spotify
- G.M. Blues   @ Spotify
- Baby Please Don't Go   @ Spotify
- That's Alright Mama   @ Spotify
- Burnley Boogie (instr)   @ Spotify
- Little Schoolgirl   @ Spotify

rec. March 29, 1991 live at the Burnley Blues Festival, UK; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g, perc.
notes by John Stedman



JSP CD 243 (UK 1991)

notes by John Stedman

= JSP CD 810 (UK 1999)

451992Doctor Ross: Boogie Disease

- Boogie Disease (tk 5)
- Going To The River
- Good Thing Blues
- Turkey Leg Woman
- Country Clown
- My Bebop Gal
- Memphis Boogie (Juke Box Boogie) (tk 1)
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Down South Blues
- Shake A My Hand
- Little Soldier Boy
- Mississippi Blues (Cat Squirrel)
- Going Back South
- Dr. Ross (Chicago) Break Down (tk 2)
- Taylor Mae
- Texas Hop
- Chicago Breakdown (tk 3)
- Juke Box Boogie (tk 2)
- Feel So Sad
- Polly Put The Kettle On
- Industrial Avenue Boogie
- Downtown Boogie

rec. 1951-54; with Wiley Gatlin; g, voc; Henry Hill, p; Reubin Martin, washboard; Barber Parker, dr
notes by Steve LaVere
and Bob Eagle

Arhoolie CD 371 (1992)


Arhoolie C-371 (1992)
(cassette)

Arhoolie discography

45a1992The Ultimate Blues Collection Volume 1

CD 1:
Big Joe Williams
- Bull Cow Blues
- When The Saints Go Marchin' In

Doctor Ross
- My Little Woman (5:28) # [previously unissued]
- Cat Squirrel (4:43) # [previously unissued]
Blind John Davis
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Limehouse Blues
John Lee Hooker
- You're So Fine
- It Serve Me Right To Suffer
Guitar Slim
- Early Mornin' Blues
Tommy Tucker
- Come Back Baby / What Did I Say
- Hi Heel Sneakers
Tommy Tucker & Louisiana Red
- Early Morning Blues


CD 2:
Guitar Slim
- Outdoor Weather Blues
Richard Bargel
- Dancing Up That Country Road
Guitar Slim
- Hard Headed Blues
Richard Bargel
- Blue Steel
- Me And The Devil Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Down In The Bottom
- Boogie Woogie All Night Long
- I'm Gonna Do It This Time, Ain't Gonna Do It No Mo'
- In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
- In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down

Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown (4:23) [CMA/Ornament CM 8006]
- 30:20 Blues (4:40) [CMA/Ornament CM 8006]
- Sweet Black Angel (7:19) [CMA/Ornament CM 8006]
- China Blues (3:15) [CMA/Ornament CM 8006]

CD 3:
Memphis Piano Red
- Rocky Mountain Blues
- Red's Boogie
- My Life Is So Meserable
Champion Jack Dupree
- I Ain't Good Lookin'
- Reminscing Fats W.
Blind John Davis
- Dippermouth Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
- Moanin' The Blues
Big Moose Walker
- Would You Baby
- Somebody Got To Go


# rec. November 21, 1977 at Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany; Doctor Ross, voc, g, bass drum, hi-hat cymbal
3 CD set







      CD 1: CM 11001


      CD 2: CM 11004


      CD 3: CM 11007
Chrisly CM 11001
("Chrisly Blues Box")
45b1992Lost Blues Tapes   Vol. 1
American Folk Blues Festival [1963, 1964, 1965]

John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) (3:16) (AFBF 1965)
Big Mama Thornton -Hound Dog (outtake & at tk) (3:32) (AFBF 1965)
Muddy Waters - Captain, Captain (3:32) (AFBF 1963) (AFBF 1965)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - I Got To Cut Out (3:06) (AFBF 1964)
Big Walter Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle (3:26) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Strong Brain - Broad Mind (2:48) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Big Leg Women (2:44) (AFBF 1964)
Sugar Pie deSanto - You Keep Me Running (3:04) (AFBF 1964)
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump (2:55) (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky (3:05) (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell -Got A Letter This Morning (3:10) (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes -Sail On (3:00) (AFBF 1965)
Memphis Slim -Memphis Boogie (3:16) (AFBF 1963)
Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes - Your Best Friend's Gone (3:20) (AFBF 1964)

Doctor Ross - Farewell Baby (5:11) (AFBF 1965) #   @ youtube
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (outtake) (1:09) (AFBF 1965)

# rec. October 7, 1965 at a studio in Hamburg, Germany; prod. by Siegfried Loch



ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)
461995Doctor Ross: The Harmonica Boss

- Cat Squirrel [Fortune 857]
- Biscuit Baking Woman [Fortune 3011]
- Miss Ledora Blues [Fortune 3011]
- I Am Not Dead [Fortune 3011]
- Mean Old World [Fortune 3011]
- Industrial Blues [Fortune 3011]
- I'd Rather Be An Old Woman's Baby [Fortune 538]
- Good Things Come To My Mind [Fortune 3011]
- Baby Stop Crying [Fortune 3011]
- My Black Name Ringing [Fortune 3011]
- Going Away Baby [Fortune 3011]
- General Motor Blues [Fortune 3011]
- Industrial Boogie [DIR 101/102]
- Thirty-Two-Twenty [DIR 101/102]
- New York Breakdown [Hi-Q 5033]
- Call The Doctor [Hi-Q 5033]
- Numbers Blues [Hi-Q 5027]
- Cannon Ball [Hi-Q 5027]
- The Sunnyland [Fortune 857]
- Sugar Mama [Fortune 538]
- San Francisco Breakdown [Fortune 3012]
- Boogie Disease [live at the '73 Ann Arbor Festival]





Official / Fortune 3011-FS
471995Testament Records Sampler

- Pet Cream Man - J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- A Man For The Nation - John Lee Granderson
- Railroad Blues - The Chicago String Band
- Nobody Knows My Troubles - Otis Spann
- Jesus Is On The Mainline - Fred McDowell & The Hunter's Chapel Singers
- Peach Tree Blues - Eddie Taylor
- I'm Talking 'Bout You - Eddie Lee "Mustright" Jones

- Cat Squirrel - Dr. Isaiah Ross
- I'm Gettin' Tired - Robert Nighthawk
- Going Back To Texas - Jimmy Walker & His Western Stars/Erwin Helfer
- Black Mary - Ruby McCoy
- So Cold In Vietnam - Johnny Shines
- Titanic Blues - Bill Jackson
- Don't Start Me To Talkin' - A Feeling / Johnny Turner & Blues With A Feeling
- All My Money Gone - Johnny Young
- One Thin Dime - Blind Connie Williams
- Goin' Down South - Fred McDowell
- I'm Going To Detroit - John Wrencher
- Annie Mae - Big Joe Williams
- My Babe - Napoleon Strickland Fife & Drum Band
- Hoodoo Snake Doctor Blues - Johnny Shines
- Dust My Broom - Johnny Littlejohn
- Pleading And Crying - Billy Boy Arnold
notes by Pete Welding



Testament TCD-4001

Testament discography

47a1995Ain't Times Hard
Modern Blues Anthology

CD 1:
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Well That's All Right - Howlin' Wolf
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
- Seems Like A Million Years - Willie Nix
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Mojo Boogie - J.B. Lenoir
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- Easy - Big Walter Horton
- Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog) - Rufus Thomas
- Take A Little Chance - Jimmy De Berry
- Feelin' Good - Junior Parker
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker

- The Boogie Disease - Doctor Ross
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Ain't Times Hard - Floyd Jones
- Combination Boogie - J.B. Hutto
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed
- Bad Boy - Eddie Taylor
- Aw Baby (Sweet Home Chicago) - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- So Long Baby, Goodbye - Willie Johnson


cd 2:
- I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
- Big Town Playboy - Eddie Taylor
- Hands Off - Priscilla Bowman
- I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold
- Every Woman I Know (Crazy About Automobiles) - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
- Judgement Day - Snooky Pryor
- I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
- Have A Good Time - Big Walter Horton
- The Telephone Is Ringing - Pee Wee Crayton
- Going Back Home - Big Joe Williams
- It's You Baby - Sunnyland Slim
- Fishin' In My Pond - Lee Jackson
- The Twelve Year Old Boy - Elmore James
- All Your Love - Magic Sam
- Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed
- Blues Get Off My Shoulder - Bobby Parker
- Mama, You Got A Daughter - John Lee Hooker
- Double Trouble - Otis Rush
- Row Your Boat - Charles Clark
- Roll You Moneymaker - Shakey Jake
- This Is The End - Buddy Guy
- Number Nine Train - Tarheel Slim
- Kansas City - Jimmy Witherspoon
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker


cd 3:
- Bad Luck And Trouble - Boogie Jake
- No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
- Rockin' The House - Memphis Slim
- Just A Little Bit - Rosco Gordon
- Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
- Somebody's Doin' Me Wrong - Edgar Blanchard
- Little By Little - Junior Wells
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight? - Lillian Offitt
- You Don't Have To Go - Sam Myers
- Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells
- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Sittin' Here Drinkin' - Christine Kitrell
- You Don't Love Me - Willie Cobbs
- Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
- Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
- Got Me A Louisiana Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
- Mean Old Frisco - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- My Baby's Sweet - Homesick James
- It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
- Too Many Cooks - Jesse Fortune
- Cut You A-Loose - Rick Allen
- You Better Stop - Andrew Brown


cd 4:
- Rough Dried Woman, Pt. 1 - Big Mac
- Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry - Polka Dot Slim
- Figure Head - Lonnie Brooks
- The Way I Feel - Detroit Junior
- Southern Country Boy - Carter Brothers
- Out Of Bad Luck - Magic Sam
- Ride With Your Daddy Tonight - Frank Frost
- Say You're Leavin' - Fenton Robinson
- She's Crazy 'bout Entertainers - Jerry Mccain
- Hard Times - Young, Mighty Joe
- Rambling Woman - Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker
- Put It All In There - George 'Wild Child' Butler
- Long Way From Home - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Rock Me Baby - Ike And Tina Turner
- Cummins Prison Farm - Calvin Leavy
- Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
- Shakin' Hands With The Judge - Little Joe Blue
- My Baby - Lowell Fulson
- High Cost Of Livin' - Al King
- It's My Fault Darling - Little Johnny Taylor
- Go And Help Yourself - Albert Washington
- Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man, Pt. 1 - Bobby Rush
- Spider In My Stew - Buster Benton
- Food Stamp Blues - Eddie Lang


compiled by Les Fancourt
4 CD set

Charly CD 3 (UK)
481996Motor City Blues - Please Mr. Foreman
(The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival Vol. 1)

Chinner Mitchell / Mack Collins: Introductions
Little Junior: I Got My Eyes On You
Joe L.: Please Mr. Foreman
Bobo Jenkins: 24 Years
One String Sam: I Need $100
Johnnie Mae Matthews: Send You Back To Georgia
Washboard Willie: Wee Baby Blues

Dr. Ross: Boogie Disease
Boogie Woogie Red: The Viper Song
Baby Boy Warren: Too Many Drivers
Eddie "Guitar" Burns: Better Watch What You're Doing
Mr. Bo: Don't Want No Woman
Eddie Kirkland: I Got The Blues
Bobo Jenkins: Reelin' & Rockin'
Baby Boy Warren: She's Fine
Boogie Woogie Red: Red's Boogie
Joe L.: In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
One String Sam: I Got To Go
The Partymakers Inc.: Move It
John Sinclair: Interviewed by Fred Flame


rec. at the Otis Spann Memorial Field, Sept. 8, 1973

Sequel NEXCD 274


= P-Vine PCD-1978 (Jp)

491997Dr. Ross: The Flying Eagle
The Blues Collection

- Flying Eagle Boogie
- Goin' Down Slow
- Something To Tell You, Want All My Friends To Know
- Tommy Dorsey Boogie
- Hobo Blues
- Bad Whiskey, Bad Women
- Too Close Together
- Mother Before This Time Another Year
- Decoration Day
- Call The Doctor #
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- The Fox Chase #
- Mean Old World
- Rock Me

# bonus tracks, previously unissued
Blue Horizon LP 1 (1965)

(=) XTRA 1038 (1966)




Orbis CD 089

49a1997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 1

- 609 Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Cat Squirrel - Dr. Ross
- Ten Below Zero (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Cry Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Love You Baby - John Lee Hooker

- Call The Doctor - Dr. Ross
- Worried Life Blues - Maceo Merriweather
- I Must've Done Something Wrong - Eddie Kirkland

- New York Breakdown - Dr. Ross
- I Had A Little Dog - Big Jack Reynolds
- Whiskey & Women - John Lee Hooker
- Strange Man - Grace Brim

- Industrial Boogie - Dr. Ross
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Have Mercy On Poor Me - John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker
- Have You Heard About It - Maceo Merriweather
- Poker Playing Baby - Harry Willis
- Why Did You Leave - Big Blue Carson
- Take Two Steps Back - Earl Chapman

- Cannonball - Dr. Ross
- Crazy 'Bout That Walk - Sir John Lee Hooker
- I'm On My Merry Way - Joe Weaver

Regency CD RR 119 (Ca)
49b1997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 2

Dr. Ross - San Francisco Breakdown
John Lee Hooker - Big Fine Woman
Bobo Jenkins - Tell Me Who
Jimmy Milner - Noble's Jump

Dr. Ross - Thirty Two Twenty
James Walton - Miss Jesse James
John Lee Hooker - Blues For Christmas
Big Blue Carson - The Night You Left
Maceo Merriweather - Eloise
John Lee Hooker - Blues For The Big Town
Big Jack Reynolds - Going Down Slow
John Lee Hooker - Juke Hop

Dr. Ross - Sunnyland
Chet Oliver - Going Back To Chicago
Earl Chapman - Lave You Baby

Dr. Ross - Numbers Boogie
Eddie Kirkland - I Need You Baby
Maceo Merriweather - Without You Life Don't Mean A Thing
John Lee Hooker - We're All God's Chillun
Henry Smith - Dog Me Blues
Calvin Frazier - Lillie Mae
James Walton - Leaving Blues
Bobo Jenkins - Nothing But Love
Big Jack Reynolds - You Won't Treat Me Right
John Lee Hooker - Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)

Regency CD RR 120 (Ca)
501998Takoma Eclectic Sampler

Bukka White
- World Boogie
Canned Heat With Harvey Mandel
- She's Lookin' Good
Sir Douglas Quintet
- I Keep Wishing For You
Maria Muldaur
- Just Like An Eagle
Ronnie Barron
- Cha Dooky-doo

Dr. Ross
- Mama Blues
Cal Hand
- Ferns
Rose Maddox
- Heart Of A Country Song (Aka Rose's Song)
Ron Thompson & The Resistors
- I'm Shakin'
Swamp Dogg
- Wine, Women & Rock N' Roll
Ron Cuccia & The Jazz Poetry Group
- My Darlin' New Orleans
Colin Winski
- Tennessee Rock N' Roll
Spencer Davis
- Crossfire
Michael Bloomfield
- Your Friends
John Fahey
- Indian-Pacific R.R. Blues
Charles Bukowski
- Last Days Of The Suicide Kid
The Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round
- Turkey In The Straw

Takoma TAKCD 8904

Takoma discography

511998Takoma Blues

Little Brother Montgomery
- Hesitating Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Minglewood Town

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Chicago Breakdown
Big Joe Williams
- I Feel So Worried
James Cotton
- V-8 Ford Blues
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay
Little Brother Montgomery
- Michigan Water Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Hobo Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Stack O' Dollars
James Cotton
- Polly Put The Kettle On
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- I Ain't Got Nobody
Son House
- Preachin' Blues
Rev. Robert Wikins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
Little Brother Montgomery
- Pleadin' Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- Lend Me Your Love
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Two Trains Running
Big Joe Williams
- Whistling Pines
Rev. Robert Wikins
- O Lord I Want You To Help me


cover photo of Maxwell Street Jimmy (playing in his aprons outside the greasy spoon cafe where he worked) by Norman Dayron

Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2

Takoma discography

521998Motor City Blues
Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1973

Doctor Ross
- Boogie Disease
- Chicago Breakdown

Total Energy NER-3019
52a1998Down Home Harp

- Blue Mood - Big Walter Horton
- We All Got To Go - Billy Boy Arnold
- Billy Boy's Jump - Billy Boy Arnold
- Borrow Love And Go - James 'Bat' Robinson
- You Know I Love You Big - John Wrencher
- Thinkin' About Your Apples - Coot Venson
- Sweet Woman Blues - George Robertson
- Canadian Sunset - Harmonica Slim Willis Quartet
- Last Night Blues - Andrew Cauthen
- Blue As I Can Be - Willie Lee Harris
- Fox Chase - Snake Hippin' - Careless Love - John Lee Henley
- Sweet Little Woman - Robert Nighthawk With Little Walter
- Slow Train Through Arkansas - Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle
- T-Model And The Train - Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle
- Morning Rock - Coot Venson

- Blues For Illinois - Dr. Ross #
- Mattie Mae - Billy Boy Arnold
- Where The Southern Crosses The Dog - Coot Venson
- Goin' Down To The Station - Andrew Cauthen
- Walter's Boogie - Big Walter Horton
- John Henry - James 'Bat' Robinson
- Baby, You Don't Have To Go - Johnny Young With Little Walter


# rec. January 30, 1965 live at the University Of Chicago; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g

Testament TCD 6011

Testament discography

532000Doctor Isaiah Ross: The Flying Eagle
Doctor Ross  The Harmonica Boss

- Flying Eagle Boogie
- Goin' Down Slow
- Something To Tell You, Want All My Friends To Know
- Tommy Dorsey Boogie
- Hobo Blues
- Mother Before This Time Another Year
- Bad Whiskey, Bad Women
- Decoration Day
- Too Close Together
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Mean Old World
- Rock Me
- Miss Elvira #
- After Hour Blues #
- Sugar Gal #
- Sweet Black Angel #
- Stop Cryin' #
- Train Fair Home #

rec. October 20, 1965 in London
# rec. January 1966 in Flint, Michigan
Blue Horizon LP 1 /
XTRA 1038


Blue Horizon CD-1

542001National Downhome Blues Festival - Volume Two

John Jackson
- Bad Water Blues
- Rocks & Gravel
- I'm A Bad Man
Albert Macon & Robert Thomas
- She Wanna Do The Boogie Woogie
- My Baby Don't Wear No Drawers
Robert Lockwood
- Big Legged Woman
Snooky Pryor & Homesick James
- Why You Want To Treat Me Like That
- Boogie Twist
Piano Red
- Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo
- Lowdown Dog
Eddie Kirkland
- I Got My Eyes On You


Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown
- That's All Right, Mama
- Biscuit Baking Woman
Booker T. Laury
- Woman I Love Lives In Memphis, Tennessee
- Disco Strut
Son Thomas
- Roll And Tumble
Henry & Vernell Townsend
- The Tears Come Rolling Down
Henry Townsend
- Standing Looking Out The Window
Larry Johnson
- The Wrong Woman
- Can't You Hear The Angels Singing?
Hezekiah & The Houserockers
- Downhome Blues
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Southland SCD-22

Southland discography

552001Mississippi Blues - New Orleans To Chicago Vol. One
One Man Boogie

Doctor Ross
- Cat Squirrel
- I Want All My Friends To Know
- Boogie For The Doctor
- Hobo Blues
- Break 'Em On Down
- G.M. Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go
- That's Alright Mama
- Little School Girl
Blind Joe Hill
- Boogie In The Dark
- Tin Pan Alley
- Rock The Night Away
- She Fool Me
- Walkin' By Myself
- Mannish Boy
- Hey Little Girl
- Key To The Highway
- She's Bad

St. Clair
55a2002Don't Worry 'bout The Bear

disc 1
- Shake Your Boogie - Snooky Pryor
- After You There Won't Be Nobody Else - Snooky Pryor
- Crossroads - Homesick James
- Highway 51 - Homesick James
- Honeydripper - Big John Wrencher
- Seems Like A Million Years - Eddie "Playboy" Taylor
- Ready For Eddie - Eddie "Playboy" Taylor

- Don't Worry 'Bout the Bear - Doctor Ross
- I'm A Mannish Boy - Doctor Ross
- Got Something To Tell You [live] - Doctor Ross, Chicago Aces
- Sneaky Pete - Erwin Helfer
- Homage To AA And PJ - Erwin Helfer, Bob Hall
- Texas Flood - Whispering Smith
- Walkin' In The Park - Lightnin' Slim
- 12th Street Boogie - G.P. Jackson
- Meet Me In The Alley - Johnny Mars, Boogie Woogie Red & Baby Boy Warren


disc 2
- She's in L.A. - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- Do It If You Wanna - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- Viper Song - Boogie Woogie Red
- I Wish You Would - Arnold, Billy Boy
- It's My Own Fault - Johnny Mars
- I've Been Down So Long - Johnny Mars
- Klickety Klock - Willie Mabon
- Blues Fell This Morning - Mickey Baker
- I'll Always Be In Love With You - Mickey Baker
- Alimony - Tommy Tucker
- Buzzard Luck - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
- Blues For My Baby - Charles Brown
- So Tired - Gene "The Mighty Flea" Connors
- Let The Good Times Roll - Gene "The Mighty Flea" Connors
- Honky Tonk - Gene "The Mighty Flea" Connors
- When A Woman Loves A Man - Cousin Joe
2 CD set
notes by Jim Simpson

Indigo IGOXDCD 2503 (UK)


= Sanctuary CD 81268 (2003)


= Castle CD 36170 (US 2005)

562003Blowing The Blues
A History Of Blues Harmonica 1926-2002
three discs: 'Pre-War Acoustic Harmonica', '1946-52 The Harp Goes Electric', & 'Into The Rock Era & Beyond'
1. Sun Brimmers Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
2.Need More Blues - Robert Cooksey
3.Up Country Blues - De Ford Bailey
4.Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
5.Greenville Strut - Mississippi Sarah & Daddy Stovepipe
6.Chickasaw Special - Noah Lewis
7.The Old Folks Started It - Minni Wallace
8.Touch Me Light Mama - George Bullet Williams
9.Fourth Avenue Blues - Slim Barton & Eddie Mapp
10.El Watsons Fox Chase - Wl Watson
11.Medley Of Blues - Freeman Stowers
12.Beale Street Breakdown - Jed Davenport & His Beale St Jug Ba
13.Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin Down - Ollis Martin
14.Bumble Bee Blues - Memphis Minnie
15.Mean Low Blues - Blues Birdhead
16.Mississippi Swamp Moan - Alfred Lewis
17.Tampa Strut - The Georgia Browns
18.Harmonica Stomp - Jazz Gillum
19.Im A Stranger Here - Blind Boy Fuller
20.Blues In The Rain - Eddie Kellys Washboard Band
21.You Can Lead Me - Sonny Boy Williamson
22.Slick Capers Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
23.Blowing The Blues - Sonny Terry
24. Frank Edwards
- We Got To Get Together
25.Tampa Blues - Skoodle Dum Doo & Sheffield
26.King Biscuit Stom - Big Joe Williams
27.Pet Milk Blues - Walter Mitchell
28.Better Get Reaky - Elder Roma Wilson
29.Bring Another Half A Pint - Sonny Boy Williamson
30.Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forest City Joe
31.Im A Country Boy - Pee Wee Hughes & His Delta Duo
32.Wig Wearing Woman - Robert Richard
33.Boogy Fool - Snooky Pryour
34.Creole Gal Blues - Edgar Blanchard & The Gondoliers
35.Wailin Willie - Rhythm Willie
36.Winehead Seing - James Tisdom
37.Evans Shuffle - Muddy Waters
38.Gotta Go Baby - Joe Hill Louis
39.Moanin At Midnight - Howling Wolf
40.Jumpin Blues - Walter Horton
41.Me & My Chauffeur - Memphis Minnie
42.Down South Blues - Driftin Slim
43.Juke - Little Walter
44.Glad To Be Back Home - Sunny Blair
45.After While (Blue Lights) - Papa Lightfoot
46.Man Around My Door - Grace Brim

47.Doctor Ross Boogie - Doctor Ross And His Jump & Jive Boys
48.The Woman Is Killing Me - Sonny Terry
49.Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
50.Dont Come Back - Little Mac
51.Gonna Have A Good Time - Snooky Pryor
52.Juke - Little Walter
53.Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells
54.Dont Start Me Talking - Good Rockin Charles
55.Sonny Boy Williamson - Paul Jones & Jack Bruce

56.Got Something To Tell You - Doctor Ross
57.99 - Sonny Boy Williamson
58.Last Night - Paul Butterfield
59.Down At The Grocery Store - Jimmy Reed
60.Fresh Country Jam - Duster Bennett
61.Key To The Highway - Charlie Musselwhite
62.Easy - Walter Horton
63.Hoodoo Party - King Biscuit Boy
64.You Went Away Baby - Carey Bell
65.Why Worry - John Mayall
66.Honeydripper - Big John Wrencher
67.Back Door Friend - Billy Boy Arnold
68.Rode Myself Crazy - Paul Delay
69.Bring It On Home - Sonny Blake
70.Texas Flood - Whispering Smith
71.Hootin And Screamin - Paul Lamb
3 CD box

Indigo/Sanctuary
IGOTD 2536
572003Harmonica Blues, Vol. 2: 1946-1952

CD 1
- Hoodoo Hoodoo John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
- Boogy Fool Snooky Pryor
- Take One More Chance With Me Jazz Gillum
- Mellow Chick Swing John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
- Woman On Every Street Forest City Joe
- Pontiac Blues Sonny Boy Williamson

- My Bebop Gal Doctor Ross
- Little Boy Blue Big Walter Horton
- Love My Baby Frank Edwards
- Mercury Boogie
- Cadillac Blues J. D.Horton
- Better Get Ready Elder Roma Wilson
- Brazos Blues Billy Brazos
- Santa Fe Blues Pee Wee Hughes
- Rambling Around My Blues Sam Kelly
- Walkin' Talkin' Blues Joe Hill Louis
- Now Tell Me Baby Big Walter Horton
- Mr. Downchild Sonny Boy Williamson
- Harmonica Boogie Pete Lewis

CD 2
- Down South Blues Drifting Slim
- Blue Midnight Little Walter
- Going to New Orleans Little Sam Davis
- Harmonica Rhumba Sonny Terry
- Riding in the Moonlight Howlin' Wolf
- Scratchin' Pete Lewis
- Baby, Let's Have Some Fun Sonny Terry
- Honeydripper Papa Lightfoot
- Come Home and Go With Me Sonny Boy Johnson
- Stop Mess Around
- Jumpin' With Jarvis Papa Lightfoot,
- Man Around My Door Grace Brim,
- Little Milton's Boogie Little Milton
- Five Foot Three Sunny Blair
- Wailin' Willie Rhythm Willie
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- Sad Hours Little Walter


Fremeaux CD FA 5059
582005Blues With A Message

- I Have To Paint My Face - Sam Chatman
- John Henry - John Jackson
- Walked Down So Many Turn Rows - Mercy Dee
- Tom Moore's Farm - Mance Lipscomb
- Tom Moore Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- River Blues - Lowell Fulson
- Levee Camp Blues - Fred McDowell
- The 1919 Influenza Blues - Essie Jenkins
- Why I Like Roosevelt - Willie Eason

- Little Soldier Boy - Doctor Ross
- Prisoner's Talking Blues - Robert Pete Williams
- I Got To Climb A High Mountain - Johnie Lewis
- Depression Blues - Herman E. Johnson
- Stockyard Blues - Johnny Young/Big Walter Horton
- What Will I Tell The Children - Juke Boy Bonner
- It's Enough - Juke Boy Bonner
- Things Gonna Get Better - Bee Houston
- Back Home Blues - Big Joe Williams


notes by Paul Oliver

Arhoolie CD 510
592006Memphis Blues
Important Postwar Blues

disc 1:
- Gotta Let You Go - Joe Hill Louis
- Boogie in the Park - Joe Hill Louis
- That Ain't Right (tk 1) - Henry Hill

- Little Soldier Boy (tk 2) - Doctor Ross
- Country Clown (tk 1) - Doctor Ross
- County Farm Blues - William Stewart
- They Call Me Talkin' Boy - William Stewart
- Easy - Jimmy & Walter
- Before Long - Jimmy & Walter
- Lonesome Ol' Jail - D.A. Hunt
- Greyhound Blues - D.A. Hunt
- Registration Day Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Rats in My Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes
- Rattlesnake Mama - William Stewart
- Forty Four Blues - William Stewart
- I Feel Like a Million - Joe Hill Louis
- Heartache Baby - Joe Hill Louis
- Shorty the Barber - Charlie Burse
- Last Time, The - Woodrow Wilson Adams
- Train Is Comin' - Woodrow Wilson Adams
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Perkins
- Wolf Call Boogie - Sleepy John Estes
- Harmonica Jam - Coy "Hot Shot" Love
- Policy Man Blues (tk 1) - Coy "Hot Shot" Love
- Take a Little Chance - Jimmy DeBerry

- Tailor Made - Doctor Ross
- The Boogie Disease - Doctor Ross

disc 2:
- Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
- Bluebird - Howlin' Wolf
- Move on Down the Line - Earl Hooker
- Hucklebuck, The - Earl Hooker
- Walter's Instrumental - Walter Horton
- Grandmother Got Grandfather Told - Walter Horton
- Midnight Showers of Rain - Willie Nix
- Prison Bound Blues - Willie Nix
- Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas
- Married Woman - Rufus Thomas
- Roscoe's Boogie - Rosco Gordon
- City Women - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, Baby - Earl Forest
- Rock the Bottle - Earl Forest
- Bad Women, Bad Whiskey - Little Parker, Jr.
- You're My Angel - Little Parker, Jr.
- Good Lovin' - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Drifting from Town to Town - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- My Baby - James Anthony Cotton
- Straighten Up Baby - James Anthony Cotton
- Work with Her Boy - Shy Guy Douglas
- Detroit Arrow Blues - Shy Guy Douglas
- Carry My Business On (tk 1) - Houston Boines
- Crying in the Courthouse (tk 1) - Houston Boines
- Walked All Night - Charley Booker
- Baby I'm Coming Home - Charley Booker
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- Bonus Pay - Pat Hare


disc 3:
- T Model Boogie - Rosco Gordon
- Saddled the Cow (And Milked the Horse) - Rosco Gordon
- Seems Like a Million Years (tk 1) - Willie Nix
- Riding in the Moonlight - Willie Nix
- Can't Love Me and My Money Too - L.B. Lawson
- Flypaper Boogie - L.B. Lawson
- Somebody Told Me - Little Milton
- If You Love Me Baby - Little Milton
- Feelin' Good - Little Junior
- Fussin' and Fightin' Blues - Little Junior
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Blues Leave Me Alone - Billy Love
- She Comes to See Me Sometime (tk 1) - Joe Hill Louis
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Sweet Home Chicago (tk 1) - David Honeyboy Edwards
- Mistreating Boogie - Mose Vinson
- Worry You Off My Mind - Mose Vinson
- Lucy Done Moved - L.C. Hubert
- Don't Dog Me Around - Eddie Snow
- Skin and Bone (tk 1) - Eddie Snow
- Dead Letter Blues (tk 1) - Johnny O'Neal
- Ugly Woman (tk 3) - Johnny O'Neal
- You'll Be Sorry - Houston Stokes
- Blue and Lonesome - Houston Stokes
- Long Gone Raymond - Raymond Hill
- I'm Back Pretty Baby - Raymond Hill
- Blue Man (tk 1) - Kenneth Banks
- High (tk 1) - Kenneth Banks


disc 4:
- Tiger Man - Rufus Thomas
- Save That Money - Rufus Thomas
- Lookin' for My Baby - Little Milton
- Homesick for My Baby - Little Milton
- Feel So Worried - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
- So Long Baby Goodbye - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Anthony Cotton
- Hold Me in Your Arms - James Anthony Cotton
- Come Back Home (tk 1) - Howlin' Wolf
- Chocolate Drop - Howlin' Wolf
- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Believe I'll Settle Down - Boyd Gilmore
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Walter Horton
- Off the Wall - Walter Horton
- Love My Baby - Little Junior
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker
- Dry Up Baby - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Crying All Night Long - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Way After Midnight (tk 1) - Billy Love
- Hey Now (tk 1) - Billy Love
- I Wronged a Woman - Earl Forest
- I Can't Forgive You - Earl Forest
- Midnight Hours Journey - Johnny Ace
- My Baby Left Me - Raymond Hill
- You're Driving Me Insane - Ike Turner
- Trouble and Heartaches - Ike Turner
- When It Rains It Pours - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
- Move Baby Move - Billy "The Kid" Emerson


4 CD set



JSP JSPCD 7777 (UK)
602013The Sun Blues Box   1950-1958

disc 1:
Lost John Hunter and the Blind Bats
- Cool Down Mamma
- Schoolboy
- Y-M And V Blues
- Boogie For Me Baby
Charlie Burse
- Shorty The Barber
Joe Hill Louis
- Boogie In The Park
- Gotta Let You Go
'Sleepy' John Estes
- Registration Day Blues
- Policy Man
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Runnin' Around

Doctor Ross & His Jump And Jive Boys
- Doctor Ross Boogie
- Country Clown
- Cat Squirrel
- Little Soldier Boy
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Down South Blues (aka Lacey Belle)
- Texas Hop
LB Lawson & James Scott Jr.
- Can't Love Me And My Money Too
- Flypaper Boogie
- Got My Call Card
- Scott's Boogie
William 'Talking Boy' Stewart
- They Call Me Talking Boy
- County Farm Blues
- Forty-Four Blues
- Rattlesnakin' Mama
Woodrow Adams & Three Bs
- Pretty Baby Blues
- She's Done Come And Gone
- If You Don't Want Me
- Last Time
- Train Time
- Train Is Comin'


10 CD box
184 page booklet



Bear Family BCD 17310
(Germany)
612013Dr. Ross - The Sensational Harmonica Boss
Six Historic Unissued Sun Records Masters

- Cat Squirrel
- My Bebop Gal

- Left Job Boogie
- Taylor Mae

- Turkey Leg Woman
- Polly Put Your Kettle On

Strictly limited (numbered from 001 to 500) and available strictly at record stores on Saturday 20th April, 2013 ("Record Store Day 2013")
special triple pack
of 7 inch 45 rpm
notes by Liam Large

Jukebox Jam JBJ 1044 (UK)
622013Doctor Ross And His Jump And Jive Boys: Juke Box Boogie
The Sun Years, Plus
The Memphis Recordings and the Michigan Singles

- Doctor Ross Boogie
- Country Clown
- Come Back Baby
- Chicago Breakdown
- The Boogie Disease
- Juke Box Boogie
- Cat Squirrel (Mississippi Blues)
- Shake A-My Hand
- Little Soldier Boy
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Polly Put The Kettle On
- Down South Blues
- My Be Bop Gal
- Texas Hop
- Deep Down In The Ground
- Turkey Bakin' Woman
- 1953 Jump
- Doctor Ross Boogie
- Downtown Boogie
- Feel So Sad
- Going To The River
- Good Thing Blues
- Industrial Boogie
- Thirty-Two Twenty
- Cat Squirrel (Mississippi Blues)
- The Sunnyland
- Cannonball
- Numbers Blues
- Call The Doctor
- New York Breakdown
- I'd Rather Be A Young Woman's Baby
- Sugar Mama

44-page booklet
by Martin Hawkins



Bear Family BCD16939
637/2016Down Home Blues Detroit

CD 1:
- Miss Lorraine - John Lee Hooker
- Talkin' Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Come Back Sugar Mama - L.C. Green
- Little Machine - L.C. Green
- Papa's Boogie - Eddie Burns
- My Special Friend Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Nervy Woman Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Making A Fool Out Of Me - Eddie Burns
- Squeeze Me Baby - Eddie Burns
- Democrat Blues (Democrat Man) - Bobo Jenkins
- Bad Luck And Trouble - Bobo Jenkins
- Lillie Mae (version 1) - Calvin Frazier
- Rockhouse - Calvin Frazier
- Bus Driver - John Brim
- When The Sun Is Shining - L.C. Green
- Hold Me In Your Arms - L.C. Green
- Rockin' Chair Boogie - Clarence Posey
- Nelly Mae - Detroit Slim
- Lonesome Cabin Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Don't Want No Skinny Woman - Baby Boy Warren
- Gangster Blues - Eddie Burns
- Grievin' Blues - Eddie Burns
- Ramblin' Around Blues - Sam Kelly
- Now I'll Have To Sing The Blues - Martee Bradley
- Winter Time Is Comin' - Martee Bradley
- Taxi Driver Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Bad Lover Blues - Baby Boy Warren


CD 2:
- Graveyard Blues - John Lee Hooker
- I Love To Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Little School Girl - L.C. Green
- Remember Way Back - L.C. Green
- Superstition - Eddie Burns
- Biscuit Baking Woman - Eddie Burns
- Forgive Me Darling - Baby Boy Warren
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey - Baby Boy Warren
- She Fool Me - Harvey Hill Jr.
- Boogie Woogie Woman - Harvey Hill Jr.
- Lilly Mae (version 2) - Calvin Frazier
- Dog Me Blues - Henry Smith
- Baby Don't You Want To Go - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero - Bobo Jenkins
- I Got Lucky - Baby Boy Warren
- Let's Renew Our Love - Baby Boy Warren
- Papa Doo - James Walton
- Loving You Baby - Earl Chatman
- Parrot Lounge - Detroit Count
- Detroit Boogie - Detroit Count
- Seasick And Waterbound - Bobo Jenkins
- Pitch A Boogie Woogie - Big Jack Reynolds
- Lilly Mae (version 3) - Calvin Frazier
- Mattie Mae - Baby Boy Warren
- Santa Fe - Baby Boy Warren
- Hastings Street After Hours - Little Sonny
- Love You Pretty Baby - Little Sonny
- Have Mercy On Me - John Lee Hooker


CD 3:
- Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me - Baby Boy Warren
- Stop Breaking Down - Baby Boy Warren
- Love Shock - Little Sonny
- I'll Love You Baby Until The Day I Die - Little Sonny
- I'll Move You Baby - Eddie Kirkland
- Mercy Mercy - Eddie Kirkland
- Miss Sadie Mae - John Lee Hooker
- 609 Boogie - John Lee Hooker

- Cat Squirrel - Doctor Ross
- The Sunnyland - Doctor Ross
- Nothing But Love - Bobo Jenkins
- Tell Me Who - Bobo Jenkins
- Orange Driver - Eddie Burns
- Hard Hearted Woman - Eddie Burns
- I Gotta Find My Baby - Little Sonny
- Hear My Woman Calling - Little Sonny
- Chuck-A-Luck (or Chicken) - Baby Boy Warren
- Baby Boy Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Done Somebody Wrong - Eddie Kirkland
- I Need You Baby - Eddie Kirkland
- She's My Baby - Bob Kelly
- The Thing To Do - Eddie Burns
- I Hear My Woman Callin' (alt tk) - Little Sonny

- Industrial Boogie - Doctor Ross
- Thirty Two Twenty- Doctor Ross
- Baby Don't You Want Me To Go (alt tk) - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero (alt) - Bobo Jenkins


3 CD set; 48 page
book by Mike Rowe



Wienerworld WNRCD5095
64?201?Doctor Ross Live At Interfolk



rec. Sept. 17, 1975 at the Interfolk Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

autogram ALCD 5811

in planning stages



Look at Pete Hoppula's site

for more Doctor Ross reissues on compilations, anthologies, etc. on CDs

Sources / Further reading:
- Alan Balfour: Doctor Isaiah Ross discography
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 469-470
- http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/doctorross.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/d/drross.htm
- http://www.sunrecords.biz/search/artist/drross.php
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/chess1.html
- http://www.rockabillyhall.com/Sun45s.html
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Esceha / Ornament CH-7.101

thanks to Alan Balfour, Flemming Nielsen, Paul Vernon and Hank Moore for additional info / scans

 

D O C T O R   R O S S' 1949 Union Card; source:
Isaiah Ross' Memphis Musicians Union Card, 1949
source: http://thejukejoint.com/dorobsi19mem.html

 

D O C T O R   R O S S; source: Back cover of Arhoolie F 1065 D O C T O R   R O S S' Military IDcard
D O C T O R   R O S S' Military IDcard
Private Isaiah Ross (Fort Hood, TX ?)
source: Back cover of Arhoolie F 1065
Military Identification Card, 1950
source: http://thejukejoint.com/dorobsi19mii.html

 

D O C T O R   R O S S' & family in Flint, MI, sitting on a moon-shaped prop in a Flint photographer's shop, 1955; source:
Isaiah Ross & family in Flint, MI, 1955
sitting on a moon-shaped prop in a Flint photographer's shop
source: http://www.706unionavenue.nl/64258508

 

D O C T O R   R O S S; source:
Isaiah Ross, painted by Shmuela Padnos, watercolor

 

American Folk Blues Festival 1965 ensemble: Big Mama Thornton, Big Walter Horton, J.B. Lenoir, Doctor Ross, John Lee Hooker & Mississippi Fred McDowell; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 12; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
American Folk Blues Festival 1965 ensemble: Big Mama Thornton, Big Walter Horton, J.B. Lenoir,
Doctor Ross, John Lee Hooker & Mississippi Fred McDowell

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 12; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir

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