D A V I D   'H O N E Y B O Y'   E D W A R D S ; from front cover of  of Folkways FS 3539
source: front cover of Folkways FS 3539
photographer: Anton J. Mikofsky

David
'Honeyboy'
Edwards
b. June 28, 1915, in Shaw, Mississippi
d. August 29, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois

discography

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
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Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- Worried Life Blues #
- Spread My Raincoat Down * §
- Water Coast Blues [Watercourse Blues] * §
- The Army Blues [] * §
- Alan Lomax introduces David Edwards §
- Roamin' And Ramblin' Blues §
- You Got To Roll (Levee Camp Song) [Chain Gang Song] (a capella version) §
- You Got To Roll (version with guitar) §
- Water Coast Blues [Water Course Blues] §
- Stagolee §
- Just A Spoonful §
- Spread My Raincoat Down §
- Hellatakin' Blues §
- Wind Howlin' Blues §
- Worried Life Blues §
- Tear It Down [Tear It Down Rag] §
- The Army Blues §

rec. July 20, 1942 at Coahoma Co. Agricultural School in Clarksdale, MS; David Edwards, voc, g, hca
Library of Congress
unissued

# LoC AFS L59 (1962)

[] LoC LBC 10 (1978)

* Flyright 541 (1979)

§ Earwig CD 4922 (1992)

   

- Wind Howlin' Blues * §
- Roamin' And Ramblin' Blues * §

rec. July 22. 1942 at Delta Tourist Camp near Clarksdale (?), MS; David Edwards, voc, g, hca
Library of Congress
unissued

* Flyright 541 (1979)

§ Earwig CD 4922 (1992)

11950MR. HONEY

- Build A Cave (102A)   @ youtube
- Who May Your Regular Be (ACA-1666) *   @ youtube

rec. 1950 in Houston, TX; David Edwards, voc, g; * Wilson 'Thunder' Smith, p

Wilson 'Thunder' Smith discography

10 inch 78 rpm



ARC 102
[Artist Record Co.,
Lola Anne Cullum's label,
Houston, Texas]
   

- Early In The Morning (ACA-1665)
- Who Could Be Loving You Tonight? (ACA-1667)

rec. 1950 in Houston, TX; David Edwards, voc, g

ARC unissued
   

- Sweet Home Chicago (tk. 1) *

- Sweet Home Chicago (tk. 2) #

rec 1952/53 in Memphis, TN; Honeyboy Edwards, voc, g; Albert Williams, p; poss. Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Dickie Houston, dr; James Walker, washb
Sun unissued

* Charly CD Sun 7
(1988)

# Charly CR 30127 (1977),
Charly Sun Box 105 (1985)

   

- Drop Down Mama (U-4339) #

- Sweet Home Chicago (U-4340)
- Santa Fe (U-4341)
- Frisco Line (U-4342)

rec. January 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Honeyboy Edwards, voc, g; Gus Jenkins, p; poss. Willie Nix, dr
Chess unissued

# Chess LP 411 (1970)

21962Negro Blues And Hollers
From the Archive of Folk Song

- Camp Hollers. Sung by an Unidentified Singer [Son House] At Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1941
- Cornfield Hollers. Sung by Charley Berry At Clarksdale, Ms.
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord. Sung by The Congregation Of Silent Grove Baptist Church With Trombone And Guitar At Clarksdale, Ms.
- I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard For My King. Sung by The Congregation Of The Church Of God In Christ At Moorehead Plantation, Lula, Ms.

- Worried Life Blues. Sung by David Edwards (Honey Boy Edwards) With Guitar At Clarksdale, Ms.
- Ragged And Dirty. Sung by William Brown With Guitar At Clarksdale, Ms.

- Special Rider Blues. Sung and played by Son House With Guitar At Robinsonville, Ms.
- Depot Blues. Sung and played by Son House With Guitar At Robinsonville, Ms.
- Mississippi Blues. Sung by William Brown With Guitar At Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas, 1942
- Four O'Clock Blues. Sung and played by Willie Blackwell And William Brown With Guitar At Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas, 1942
- East St. Louis Blues. Sung by William Brown With Guitar At Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas, 1942
- Low Down, Dirty Dog Blues. Sung and played by Son House With Guitar At Robinsonville, Ms, 1942


ed. by Marshall W. Stearns
notes by
Marshall W. Stearns



Library of Congress
AFS L59
31965Ramblin' On My Mind
Classic Train and Travel Blues

Johnny Young with 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
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. March 17, 1964 in Chicago, IL; David Edwards, voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca; prod. by Pete Welding and Norman Dayron

notes by Pete Welding





Milestone MLP-3002

Milestone discography

   

- My Baby's Gone
- Angel Child
- Love Me Over Slow

rec. March 17, 1964 in Chicago, IL; David Edwards, voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca; prod. by Pete Welding and Norman Dayron
Testament unissued

Testament CD 6002 (1997)

   

- Blue And Lonesome
- Ida Lou Blues

rec. March 17, 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Lee Henley, voc, hca; David Edwards, g; prod. by Pete Welding and Norman Dayron
Testament unissued

Testament CD 6002 (1997)

   

- Just Like Jesse James #
- Sweet Home Chicago #
- Blues Like Showers Of Rain #
- Long Tall Woman Blues #
- Love Me Over Slow #
- Crawling Kingsnake #
- Skin And Bones Blues #
- Bull Cow Blues #
- Honeyboy speaks with Pete Welding about Robert Johnson and Tommy Johnson #

- Worryin' Woman Blues []

rec. July 29, 1967 in Chicago, IL, by Pete Welding; David "Honeyboy" Edwards voc, g
Testament unissued

# Testament CD 6002 (1997)

[] Testament CD 5021 (1995)

41969Fleetwood Mac: Blues Jam At Chess / In Chicago

- Watch Out
- Ooh Baby
- South Indiana - take 1
- South Indiana - take 2
- Last Night

- Red Hot Jam #

- Worlds In A Tangle
- Talk With You
- Like It This Way
- Someday Soon Baby
- Hungry Country Girl


- I'm Worried
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Madison Blues
- I Can't Hold Out
- I Need Your Love
- I Got The Blues


- Black Jack Blues #
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Rockin' Boogie #
- Sugar Mama
- Homework


CD bonus tracks:
- Drifting
- Fleetwood Mac




2004 expanded edition, Volume One:
- Watch Out
- Ooh Baby
- South Indiana (tk 1)
- South Indiana (tk 2)
- Last Night
- Red Hot Jam (tk 1)
- Red Hot Jam
- I'm Worried
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Madison Blues
- I Can't Hold Out
- Bobby's Rock
- I Need Your Love (tk 2)
- Horton's Boogie Woogie (tk 1)
- I Got The Blues


2004 expanded edition, Volume Two:
- World's In A Tangle
- Talk With You
- Like It This Way
- Someday Soon Baby
- Hungry Country Girl
- Black Jack Blues
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Rockin' Boogie

- My Baby's Gone #
- Sugar Mama (tk 1)
- Sugar Mama
- Homework

- Honey Boy Blues #
- I Need Your Love (tk 1)
- Horton's Boogie Woogie (tk 2)
- Have A Good Time
- That's Wrong
- Rock Me Baby


rec. January 4, 1969 in Chicago, IL; # with David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, g

prod. by Mike Vernon and Marshall Chess


Honeyboy Edwards (sitting in the background)
with J.T. Brown & Jeremy Spencer
source: Front cover of Blue Horizon BH 4803/4805

DLP



Blue Horizon 7-66227 (UK)

2 LPs

Blue Horizon BH 4803/4805
(US 1969)


= Sire SASH-3715 (1975)
"Fleetwood Mac
In Chicago"


= Epic 88591 (1982)
"Blues Jam In Chicago"

   

- My Baby's Gone #

- Honeyboy Blues (instr.) []

rec. January 4, 1969 in Chicago, IL

# Honeyboy Edwards, voc, g; Peter Green, g; Buddy Guy, g; Willie Dixon, b; Mick Fleetwood, dr

[] Honeyboy Edwards, g; Walter Horton, hca; Buddy Guy, g; Willie Dixon, b; Mick Fleetwood, dr
Blue Horizon unissued

# Columbia CD 488992
(1997)

[] Columbia CD 494641
(1999)

51969Really Chicago Bluesyoutube playlist

LP 1:
Johnny Shines/Sunnyland Slim/Backwards Sam Firk
- Two Long Freight Trains   @ youtube
John Lee Granderson/Big Joe Williams/Firk
- Girl At The Bottom   @ youtube
Slim/Shines/Firk
- Rolling And Tumbling   @ youtube

Honeyboy Edwards/Firk
- Hot Springs Blues #   @ youtube
Williams/Granderson/Firk
- If You Can't Shimmy-She-Wobble   @ youtube
Shines/Slim/Firk/Williams
- As Long As The World Stands   @ youtube


Shines/Edwards/Walter Horton
- For The Love Of Mike [sic] (aka "Love Of Mine")   @ youtube
Honeyboy Edwards
- Jersey Bull Blues   @ youtube
Williams/Granderson/Firk
- You're An Old Lady   @ youtube
Shines/Slim/Firk/Williams
- Poor Man's Tonic   @ youtube

Horton/Edwards/Shines
- Way 'Cross Town   @ youtube
Williams/Shines/Slim
- Jook House Blues   @ youtube


LP 2:
Slim/Shines/Firk
- Cuttin' Out Blues   @ youtube

Honeyboy Edwards/Firk
- Howling Wind #   @ youtube
Shines/Slim/Williams/Firk
- Evening Sun   @ youtube
Granderson/Williams/Firk
- Going 'Round The World   @ youtube
Williams/Slim/Shines/Firk
- Mama Don't Allow Me   @ youtube

Slim/Shines/Firk
- She Got A Thing Going On   @ youtube
Granderson/Williams/Firk
- Stop Breaking Down   @ youtube

Honeyboy Edwards
- Sweet Home Chicago   @ youtube
Granderson/Williams/Firk
- Yellow Box Blues   @ youtube
Slim/Williams/Shines/Firk
- Bye Bye Baby   @ youtube


all tracks rec. September 1969 in Chicago, IL; prod. by Gene Rosenthal

 

Backwards Sam Firk (Michael Stewart) discography

John Lee Granderson discography

Johnny Shines discography

Big Joe Williams discography

DLP
notes by G. L. Moore







Adelphi AD 1005




= Echo ECB 803 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 3"
"Real Chicago Blues"




= Echo ECB 804 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 4"
"More From Chicago"

# Genes GCD 9914

Adelphi discography

61970Drop Down Mama

Johnny Shines
- So Glad I Found You
Robert Nighthawk
- Sweet Black Angel
- Anna Lee
Big Boy Spires
- One Of These Days

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- Drop Down Mama [Chess unissued] #
Floyd Jones
- Playhouse
Big Boy Spires
- Murmur Low

Floyd Jones
- You Can’t Live Long
Johnny Shines
- Joliet Blues
Robert Nighthawk
- Jackson Gal Blues
- Return Mail Blues
Claude Smith
- Crying
- Sad Story
Floyd Jones
Dark Road


# rec. January 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Honeyboy Edwards, voc, g; Gus Jenkins, p; poss. Willie Nix, dr



Chess 411






= P-Vine PLP 807 (Jp)


= MCA Chess CHD-93002

7197?Juke Joint Blues

Eddie Burns
- Bad Woman Blues
Ernest "Buddy" Lewis
- Lonesome Bedroom
Harvey Hill Jr.
- She Fooled Me

Mr. Honey (David Edwards)
- Build A Cave
L. C. Williams
- The Lazy J
Lightning Leon
- Reposession Blues
Alvin Smith
- On My Way

Dr. Hepcat
- Hattie Green
Sonny Boy Holmes
- The $64 Question
Arthur "Big Boy" Spires
- Which One Do I Love
Sonny Terry
- Harmonica Train
Sonny Boy Holmes
- T N T Woman
Jimmy Wilson
- Trouble, Trouble
Square Walton
- Bad Hangover


rec. 1948 - 1959



Blues Classics BC 23


Blues Classics discography

8197?Water Coast Blues

Flyright 4704 tracks:
Wright Holmes
- Good Road Blues
The Sugarman
- She's Gone With The Wind
- Which Woman Do I Love
James Tisdom
- Model T Boogie
- Last Affair Blues
- I Feel So Good
- Overhaul Blues

Luther Stoneham
- January 11, 1949 Blues
- Sittin' Here Wonderin'
Sunny James
- Please Mam Forgive Me
- Excuse Me Baby
Sonny Boy Holmes
- I Got Them Blues
- Walking And Crying Blues

Mr. Honey (Honeboy Edwards)
- Who May Your Regular Be

Krazy Kat 7445 tracks:
Leroy 'Country' Johnson
- No One To Love Me
The Sugarman
- She's Gone With The Wind
- Which Woman Do I Love
James Tisdom
- Model T Boogie
- Last Affair Blues
- I Feel So Good
- Overhaul Blues
- Winehead Swing
- Throw This Old Dog A Bone
Luther Stoneham
- January 11, 1949 Blues
- Sittin' Here Wonderin'
Sunny James
- Please Mam Forgive Me
- Excuse Me Baby
Sonny Boy Holmes
- I Got Them Blues
- Walking And Crying Blues

Mr. Honey (Honeboy Edwards)
- Who May Your Regular Be
Krazy Kat KK 7445 remastered by John R.T. Davis




Flyright LP 4704

Flyright discography

notes by Chris Bentley



(=) Krazy Kat KK 7445
(UK 1989)

91975Honeyboy Edwards:
Blues Blues Blues


- Catfish Blues
- Bad Rooster
- Blues Blues
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Key To The Highway
- Bumble Bee

- Louise
- Kansas City
- Drop Down Mama
- I Love You Baby
- Take Me In Your Arms
- When You Get Lonesome



Roots SL-518


= Document DOCD 32-20-08
(2005) "Blues Blues:
December 10th 1975"

101977Union 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



Charly CR 30127
111978Songs Of War & History

Blue Sky Boys
- Great Grand Dad
John Bray
- Trench Blues
William and Versey Smith
- Everybody Help the Boys Come Home
Wladyslaw Polak
- W Amerykan'skiem Mies'cie
Wilmoth Houdini and His Humming Birds
- African Love Call
Antti Syrjäniemi
- Daytonin Apinajuttu
Oscar Ford
- Race Between A Ford And Chevrolet
Hiski Salomaa
- Värssyjä Sieltä Ja Täältä

Hazekiah Jenkins
- The Panic Is On
Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys
- Old Age Pension Check
Springback James
- New Red Cross Blues

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- The Army Blues
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Junior, A Jap Girl's Christmas For Her Santa Claus
Duke of Iron
- Convoy
L. W. [Lambert] and Harold [Tomlin] and the Carolina Neighbors
- The Battle In Korea
Lulu Belle and Scotty
- I'm No Communist
Louisiana Red
- Red's Dream


edited by Richard K. Spottswood
notes by Judith R. Harway,
Pekka Gronow, Donald R. Hill

Library of Congress LBC 10
121978Honeyboy Edwards: I've Been Around

- Pony Blues (Patton) $
- Sad & Lonesome (Edwards) #
  + Walter Horton, hca
- Hambone Blues (Lacey) *
- Ride With Me Tonight (Burnett) $
  + Eddie El, 2nd g
- I'm A Country Man (Edwards) §
- Banty Rooster (Patton) $
- Take Me In Your Arms (Edwards) #
  + Walter Horton, hca

- You're Gonna Miss Me (Edwards) §
- I Feel So Good Today (Edwards) #
  + Walter Horton, hca
- Things Have Changed (Edwards) $
  + Eddie El, 2nd g
- Big Fat Mama (Johnson) $
- Eyes Full Of Tears (Edwards) §
- The Woman I'm Loving (Edwards) $
  + Eddie El, 2nd g
- Big Road Blues (Johnson) #
  + Walter Horton, hca

* May 25 1974
# June 12 1975
§ June 15 1975
$ May 10 1977
notes by Amy O'Neal
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Trix 3319

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= Trix CD 3319 (1995)

click to enlarge !
= 32 Blues 32185 (2000)

= Savoy Jazz 17297 (2003)

review

Trix discography

131979David 'Honeyboy' Edwards: Mississippi Delta Bluesman

- Big Fat Mama
- Catfish Blues
- Sweet Home Chicago / Dust My Broom
- Blue World All The Time
- Ride With Me Tonight
- Next Time You See Me
- Remarks by Honeyboy

- Pony Blues
- Things Gonna Be Allright
- I Feel So Good Today
- Further On Up The Road
- You're The One For Me
- Bumble Bee
- Remarks by Honeyboy

rec. March 9, 1979 at India Navigation, NYC; prod. by Verna Gillis
notes by Robert Palmer



Folkways FS 3539

notes by Barry Lee Pearson

= Smithsonian Folkways
40132 (2001)

download liner notes
at Smithsonian Global Sound

141979Walking Blues

Son House
- Levee Camp Blues
- Goverment Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
Fiddlin' Joe Martin
- Fo' Clock Blues
Willie Brown
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Goin' To Fishing
Son House
- Special Rider Blues
Leroy Williams
- Uncle Sam Done Called
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus

David Edwards *
- Spread My Raincoat Down   @ youtube
- Water Coast Blues [Watercourse Blues]
- The Army Blues
- Wind Howlin' Blues
- Roamin' And Ramblin' Blues

* rec. July 20 & 22, 1942 by Alan Lomax
notes by John Cowley







Flyright FLY 541

Flyright discography

151981David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter Horton, Kansas City Red, Floyd Jones: Old Friends

- Apron Strings
- Gamblin' Man
- 43rd Street Jump
- The War Is Over *
- When I Came In
- Banty Rooster
- Mr. Freddy Blues
- Over The Sea Blues *
- I'm A Prisoner
- Freedom Train
- Lightin' Struck The Roor House
- Linda Lu *
- Lula Mae *
- That's All Right I'll Be Around *
- Heartache
- Sometimes I Worry *
- I'm Going Back Home

rec. 1979

* CD bonus tracks
notes by Jim O'Neal



Earwig 4902


= Earwig CD 4902

161985Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1956

record six:
side 11 - Hoo Doo Man

L.B. Lawson
- Can't Love Me And My Money Too

Honeyboy Edwards
- Sweet Home Chicago #
Albert Williams
- Rhumba Chillen
- Hoo Doo Man
Joe Hill Louis
- When I'm Gone
- We All Gotta Go Sometime
- She May Be Yours
- Keep Your Arms Around Me

side 12 - Mistreatin' Boogie
Mose Vinson
- Mistreatin' Boogie
- Worry You Off My Mind
Joe Hill Louis
- Hydramatic Woman
- Tiger Man
Mose, Joe & Walter
- Shine Boy
Mose Vinson
- Reap What You Sow
- 44 Blues
- Come See Me


# rec. 1952/53 in Memphis, TN
9 LP box set







Charly Sun Box 105

Sun Bluesbox discography

171987Memphis Aggressive Guitars Vol. 2

Earl Hooker
- Earl's Boogie Woogie
Charlie Booker
- Walked All Night Long
- Baby, I'm Coming Home
Walter Bradford
- Too Blue To Cry
Earl Hooker
- The Hucklebuck
Boyd Gilmore
- Believe I'll Stelle Down
Earl Hooker
- Call My Name (Goin' On Down The Line)
- Guitar Rag No. 2

Raymond Hill
- I'm Back Pretty Baby
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
L.B. Lawson
- Can't Love Me And My Money, Too
- Got My Call Car
d
Honeyboy Edwards
- Sweet Home Chicago
Albert Williams
- Rhumba Chillen
- Hoodoo Man
Earl Hooker
- Earl's Shuffle

P-Vine PLP-341 (Jp)
181988From Helena To Chicago
Chicago Blues Sessions Vol. 8

Honeyboy Edwards
- West Helena Blues
Eddie C. Campbell
- My Sister Told Me
Johnny B. Moore
- Straighten Up Woman

Honeyboy Edwards
- Build Myself A Cave
Eddie C. Campbell
- Rock Me

Honeyboy Edwards
- Just Walking

Honeyboy Edwards
- Drop Down Mama
Eddie C. Campbell
- Last Affair

Honeyboy Edwards with Johnny B. Moore
- Sweet Home Chicago
Johnny B. Moore
- Mean Old Frisco

Honeyboy Edwards
- Little Boy Blue
Eddie C. Campbell
- Jump, Jump, Jump


rec. in Vienna, Austria


Wolf 120.854


= Wolf CD 120.854

BR40

18a1988Black Music Originals Vol. 3
The Sun CD Collection

Honeyboy Edwards
- Sweet Home Chicago (tk. 1)


Charly CD Sun 7
191989David 'Honeyboy' Edwards: White Windows

- West Helena Blues
- Don't Say I Don't Love You
- Build Myself A Cave
- Don't You Lie To Me
- 61 Highway
- Drop Down Mama
- It's Been So Long Sinced I Laughed & Talked With You *
- Shake 'em Down
- Take A Little Walk
- The War Is Over
- Roll & Tumble Blues
- Goin' Down Slow
- Lay My Burden Down

* bonus track on Evidence CD

prod. by Gregory Oatis, John Gibbs Rockwood, Robert Seeman
reissue producer: Jerry Gordon



Blue Suit 102

notes by
John Anthony Brisbin

= Evidence CD 26039 (1993)

19a1990Mississippi Blues: Library of Congress Recordings 1940-1942

- Uncle Sam Done Called - Leroy Williams
- Water Coast Blues - Honeyboy Edwards
- Army Blues - Honeyboy Edwards
- Going To Fishing - Fiddlin' Joe Martin
- Spread My Raincoat Down - Honeyboy Edwards
- Wind Howlin' Blues - Honeyboy Edwards
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor - Willie Brown
- Roamin' & Ramblin' Blues - Honeyboy Edwards
- High Lonesome Hill - Lucious Curtis
- Payday - Willie Ford
- Train Blues - Lucious Curtis
- Lonesome Highway Blues - Lucious Curtis
- Mississippi River Blues - Lucious Curtis
- Stagolee - Lucious Curtis
- Farmin' Man Blues - Lucious Curtis
- Santa Field Blues [sic] - Willie Ford
- Sto' Gallery Blues - Willie Ford
- Rubber Ball Blues - Lucious Curtis
- Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus [sic] - Willie Blackwell


Travelin' Man TMCD 07

Travelin' Man
discography

201991An Early Chess Blues Anthology 1947-1953

disc 1
Sunnyland Slim
- Johnson Machine Gun
- Flyright Little Girl
Ethel Mae & Robert Nigthawk
- Down The Line
- Handsome Lover
Leroy Foster
- Shady Grove Blues
Forest City Joe
- Memory Of Sonny Boy
- Sawdust Bottom
- Lonesome Day Blues
Baby Face Leroy
- My Head Can't Rest Anymore
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Robert Nighthawk
- Sweet Black Angel
- Anna Lee
- Return Mail Blues
Little Johnny Jones
- Big Town Playboy
- Shelby County Blues
Robert Nighthawk
- Six-Three-O
- Prison Bound
- Jackson Town Gal


disc 2
Shoe Shine Johnny Shines
- Joliet Blues
- So Glad I Found You
Floyd Jones
- Dark Road
- Big World
- Overseas
- Playhouse
Doctor Ross
- Country Clown
Big Boy Spires
- One Of These Days
- Murmur Low
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Tears
Woodrow Adams
- Pretty Baby
Blue Smitty
- Crying
- Sad Story
- Elgin Movements
Floyd Jones
- You Can't Live Long

Honeyboy Edwards
- Drop Down Mama
Gus Jenkins
- Eight Ball
Little Henry
- Matchbox Blues
2 CD set

Vogue VG 660531 (Fr)
211992Roots of Rhythm & Blues
A Tribute to the Robert Johnson Era


Johnny 'Ned' Shines & Kent DuChaine & ensemble
- Sweet Home Chicago
Lonnie Pitchford
- Come On In My Kitchen
Moving Star Hall Singers
- You've Got To Move
Henry Townsend
- All My Money's Gone
Robert Jr. Lockwood & Gene Schwartz, b
- How Long, How Long Blues

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- That's Alright
Jesse Mae Hemphill
- Train, Train
Elder Roma Wilson
- This Train
Phil Wiggins
- Silver Comet Train
Railroad Maintenance Crew
- Captain Can't Read
Johnny 'Ned' Shines
- Satisfied
- Watermelons
David Savage
- I'm Going Home
John Cephas & Phil Wiggins
- Brownsville Blues
Johnny 'Ned' Shines & ensemble
- Loved And Lost
Lonnie Pitchford
- Walking Blues
Johnny 'Ned' Shines
- Tell Me Daddy, How You Want Your Rolling Done
David Savage
- Bertha
Moving Star Hall Singers
- If You Miss Me
Johnny 'Ned' Shines & ensemble
- Moon Is Rising
Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Kindhearted Woman Blues
Toshi Reagon
- I Hate To See The Sun Go Down
Lonnie Pitchford
- Terraplane Blues
Johnny 'Ned' Shines & ensemble
- Milk Cow Blues
- Fat Mama
notes by
Barry Lee Pearson
with introduction by
Bernice Johnson Reagon
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CBS 48584
221992David 'Honeyboy' Edwards: Delta Bluesman

- Alan Lomax introduces David Edwards *
- Roamin' And Ramblin' Blues *
- I'm from the Library of Congress (interview) #
- You Got To Roll (Levee Camp Song) [Chain Gang Song] [a capella version] *
- You Got To Roll [version with guitar] *
- Water Coast Blues [Water Course Blues] *
- Stagolee *
- Just A Spoonful *
- Spread My Raincoat Down *
- Hellatakin' Blues *
- Wind Howlin' Blues *
- Worried Life Blues *
- Tear It Down [Tear It Down Rag] *
- The Army Blues *
- They called it Big Kate (interview) #
- Big Katie Allen #
- Black Cat #
- I met Peetie Wheatstraw in '39 (interview) #
- Number 12 At The Station #
- When I came to Memphis (interview) #
- Rocks In My Pillow #
- We used to sing that when I was a kid (interview) #
- Decoration Day #
- Who May Your Regular Be #
- I Studied up that song myself (interview) #
- Eyes Full Of Tears #
- Bad Whiskey And Cocaine []

* 1942 Library of Congress recordings
# 1991 recordings featuring Carey Bell, hca; Sunnyland Slim, p; Aron Burton, b; Robert Plunkett, dr
[] 1979 recording

Earwig CD 4922 (US)
= Indigo IGOCD 2003 (UK)
231995Hannibal: African Portraits
Hannibal Lokumbe (Hannibal Marvin Peterson) and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim

1. Libation: Harvest, Griot: "Dafengba!"
2. Chorus: "Duwa beh"
3. Attack / Subjugation
4. The Middle Passage
5. Auction: Potter's Mart, Charleston, South Carolina (1833)
6. Wailing Song
7. Victor Nelson's Cotton Field, Elgin, Texas (1940)

8. Music Man, Shaw, Missisippi, Delta Swamp (1945) #
9. The Three Deuces Club, 52nd Street, New York City (1952)
10. Chorus: "You Can Find A Way"
11. 400 years ago today - Living inside the clear glass cell, Bensonhurst, New York (1989)
12. Redemption
13. Epilogue. Kora

with Alhaji Papa Bumka Susso, Barton Green, David van Abbema, Theodore Jones, Brain Schmith, Jevetta Steele,
# David Edwards, Eye Plus One Drummers, Hannibal Lokumbe, Ron Burton, Cecil McBee

= Teldec CD 98802
241995Bottleneck Blues

Napoleon Strickland
- Key To The Bushes
Big Joe Williams
- Talking About Bottleneck
- Traveling Blues
Robert Night Hawk
- Crying Won't Help You
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Six White Horses
Mott Willis
- Knife Instrumental
Robert Lee Granderson
- Flora Blues
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- Wild Wild Woman
Blind Connie Williams
- St. Louis Blues

David Honeyboy Edwards
- Worryin' Woman Blues #
Robert Johnson
- I'm Coming, Lord, Please Don't Drive Me Away
Chicago Blues Band
- Verna Lee Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Wouldn't Mind Dying
John Littlejohn
- Dust My Broom
Blind Connie Williams
- Trouble In Mind
Big Joe Williams
- How Do You Want Your Rollin' Done
Mott Willis
- M & O Blues
Johnny Shines
- Crucial Moment
Jack Owens
- Train Time
Robert Johnson
- I Don't Know When Death Is Gonna Call Me
Herb Quinn
- Casey, You Can't Ride This Train
Napoleon Strickland
- Skake 'Em Down


# rec. July 29, 1967 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; David "Honeyboy" Edwards voc, g
(Testament 2216
announced, but not issued)


Testament TCD 5021

= P-Vine PCD-5576 (Jp)

251996Uncle Sam Blues

- Army Blues - Bukka White
- G.I. Blues - Lightnin' Slim
- Red's Dream - Louisiana Red
- Vietnam Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- Stormy Desert - Cooper Terry
- Overseas Blues - Memphis Willie Borum
- Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man - Snooky Pryor
- Back To Korea Blues - Sunnyland Slim
- Vietcong Blues - Junior Wells
- Million Lonesome Women - Brownie McGhee
- '41 Blues - Dr. Clayton
- Pearl Harbour Blues - Dr. Clayton
- Give Me A 32-30 - Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- Win The War Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson

- The Army Blues - David Edwards
- Atomic Bomb Blues - Homer Harris
- So Cold In Vietnam - Johnny Shines
- Sad News From Korea - Lightnin' Hopkins



Blues Encore CD 52043
261997David 'Honeyboy' Edwards:
Crawling Kingsnake


- Just Like Jesse James *
- Sweet Home Chicago *
- Blues Like Showers Of Rain *
- Long Tall Woman Blues *
- Love Me Over Slow *
- Crawling Kingsnake *
- Skin And Bones Blues *
- Bull Cow Blues *
- Blue And Lonesome # []
- My Baby's Gone #
- Ida Lou Blues # []
- Angel Child #
- Love Me Over Slow #
- Honeyboy speaks with Pete Welding about Robert Johnson and Tommy Johnson *

* rec. July 29, 1967 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; David "Honeyboy" Edwards voc, g
# rec. March 17, 1964 in Chicago, Ill., by Pete Welding; David "Honeyboy" Edwards voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca, [] voc
prod. by Pete Welding
notes by Frank Scott



Testament CD 6002
271997David Honeyboy Edwards:
The World Don't Owe Me Nothing


- West Helena Blues
- Walkin Blues
- Robert Johnson Story
- Catfish Blues
- Every Now And Then
- My Mama Told Me
- Cross Roads
- Too Many Drivers
- Robert Nighthawk Story
- You're The One
- Comin' To Chicago Story
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Carey Bell Story
- So Hard To Leave You
- Hide Away

rec. live 1996-97 with Carey Bell and Rick Sherry, hca

Earwig CD 4940
281997The Blue Horizon Story 1965-1970 Vol. 1

Honeyboy Edwards
- My Baby's Gone (SBH 10499)

rec. January 4, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Honeyboy Edwards, voc, g; Peter Green, g; Buddy Guy, g; Willie Dixon, b; Mick Fleetwood, dr
3 CD set
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Columbia 488992-2
291998Down Home Slide

- That's All Right - Robert Nighthawk
- I Know She Didn't Love Me - John Henry Barbee
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed - Mississippi Fred McDowell, Annie Mae McDowell
- Roll Me Over Slow - Big Joe Williams
- Everything Gonna Be Alright - Robert Nighthawk
- John Henry - Elijah Brown
- Jackson Town - Eddie Taylor
- Mad & Evil - George Coleman (with Homesick James)
- I'm On My Way To Canaan Land - Blind Connie Williams
- Which Way My Baby Go - Big Joe Williams
- Hoodoo Snake Doctor Blues - Johnny Shines
- Slidin' - John Littlejohn
- Walk On, Little Girl - Big Joe Williams
- Poor Boy Long Way From Home - Arthur Weston
- Anna Lee - Robert Nighthawk

- Sweet Home Chicago - David Honeyboy Edwards
- I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- My Lonesome Bed - Big Joe Williams
- Key To The Highway - Blind Connie Williams


Testament CD 6009
301999David 'Honeyboy' Edwards:
Don't Mistreat A Fool


- Myrtle Mae
- Bull Cow Blues no. 2
- Hot Springs (Arkansas) Blues [Adelphi AD 1005]
- Must I Break ‘Em On Down
- 61 Highway no. 2
- Little Boy Blue
- You Gonna Catch Trouble
- B & O Blues
- Love Honeyboy Slow
- Don’t Mistreat A Fool
- Howlin’ Wind [Adelphi AD 1005]
- You’re The One
- (Meet The) Mornin’ Train

"previously unissued 1969 session"; includes accompaniments by Big Joe Williams, Big Walter Horton, Johnny Shines and Michael Stewart
Adelphi AD 1005


Genes GCD 9914

311999Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967-1969

CD 5: Blues Jam in Chicago Vol. 2
Honeyboy Edwards
- Honeyboy Blues

rec. January 4, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Honeyboy Edwards, g; Walter Horton, hca; Buddy Guy, g; Willie Dixon, b; Mick Fleetwood, dr
6 CD set
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Columbia 494641
312000David 'Honeyboy' Edwards:
Shake 'Em On Down


- High Water Everywhere
- Drop Down Mama *
- Monkey Face Woman
- Shake 'Em On Down *
- Louise Louise Blues
- Pony Blues
- Anna Lee *
- Standing On The Corner
- West Memphis Blues #
- Bald Headed Woman
- Bullfrog Blues #
- Gambling Man
- Take Me In Your Arms
- Interview
- Lord I Got To Go

rec. 1999; David Edwards, voc, g; * Madison Slim, hca; # Jimmy D. Lane, g

APO CD 2010
322000Peter Green Splinter Group:
Hot Foot Powder


- I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
- From Four Until Late
- Dead Shrimp Blues
- Little Queen Of Spades
- They're Red Hot
- Preachin' Blues
- Hellhound On My Trail

- Traveling Riverside Blues #
- Malted Milk
- Milkcow's Calf Blues
- Drunken Hearted Man
- Cross Road Blues
- Come On In My Kitchen


Peter Green's Splinter Group featuring Nigel Watson. Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, and Joe Louis Walker, # David 'Honeyboy' Edwards

Snapper CD 164 (UK)
Artisan SMACD 828 (US)
332002Rock Me, Shake Me
Field Recordings Vol. 15 - Mississippi 1941-1942

Asa Ware
- The Boll Weevil

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- I Love My Jelly Roll [previously unissued]
Charley Berry
- Holler
- Interview
- Holler
- Interview
Unidentified Man
- Hitler Toast
Manuel Casey
- Rock Me, Shake Me
Roxie Threadgill
- Witness For The Lord
- I'm Goin' Lean On The Lord
Mrs. Johnson
- Done Taken My Lord Away
Roxie Threadgill
- Rock, Daniel
Mrs. Johnson
- Shout For Joy
Roxie Threadgill
- You Got To Stand Your Test In Judgement
- Low Down Your Chariot And Let Me Ride
Mrs. Johnson
- Father, I Stretch My Hand To Thee
Sid Hemphill
- Interview
- The Roguish Man (part 1)
- The Roguish Man (part 2)
- The Boll Weevil
Alec Askew
- Interview and tuning of 4-hole quills
Sid Hemphill
- So Soon I'll Be At Home
notes by Bob Groom

Document DOCD 5672
342004Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues

disc 5
Robert Petway
- Don't Go Down Baby
- Bertha Lee Blues
- Hollow Log Blues
- In The Evening
- My Baby Left Me
- Cotton Pickin' Blues

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- Roamin' And Ramblin' Blues
- You Got To Roll (Levee Camp Song)
- You Got To Roll
- Water Coast Blues
- Stagolee
- Just A Spoonful
- Spread My Raincoat Down
- Hellatakin' Blues
- Wind Howlin' Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- Tear It Down Rag
- The Army Blues
Willie 'Poor Boy' Lofton
- It's Killin' Me
- Poor Boy Blues
- Jake Leg Blues
- My Mean Baby Blues
- Dirty Mistreater
- Rainy Day Blues
- Beer Garden Blues
- Dark Road Blues
5 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7719 (UK)
352006Memphis 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
- Boogie Disease, The - 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)
362008Honeyboy Edwards: Roamin' And Ramblin'

- Apron Strings
- Crawling Kingsnake
- Trouble Everywhere
- I Was In New Orleans Last Night
- How Long
- Maxwell Street Shuffle
- The Army Blues
- Roamin' And Ramblin'
- Talking About Little Walter
- Smoky Mountains
- Strollin' Down Highway 61
- Low Down Dog
- Little Boy Blue
- Freight Train Tale
- Riding The Rails
- She Worries Me All The Time
- Boogie Rambler
- Shufflin' The Blues Conversation
- Jump Out


Earwig CD 4953


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, pp. 221-222
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 241-242
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 143-144, 206
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- pp. 169-170
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1966 - A complete guide to 20 years of recorded blues.- London/New York 1968.- p. 82
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- pp. 389-390
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of APO CD 2010

thanks to Alan Balfour, Joe Louis, and Erwin Bosman for additional scans

 

www.davidhoneyboyedwards.com

www.honeyboyfilm.com

 

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