' S L E E P Y'   J O H N   E S T E S; source: http://www.franastat.com/jb/bands3.htm (from the collection of E.D. Nunn)
from the collection of E.D. Nunn

'Sleepy'
John Estes

John Adam Estes
b. January 25, 1899 in Ripley, Tennessee
d. June 5, 1977 in Brownsville, Tennessee

discography
' S L E E P Y'   J O H N   E S T E S with wife and one of their children; source: Charly Sun Box 105 booklet; photographer: Georges Adins
John Estes 1962 with wife and one of their children
source: Charly Sun Box 105 booklet; photographer: Georges Adins
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

Sleepy John Estes 78 rpm
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too (55531-2)

rec. Memphis, TN, September 17, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
11929John Estes

- Diving Duck Blues (55596-2) *
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair (55581-1) #

# rec. Memphis, TN, September 24, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Johnny Hardge, p; James Rachell, mand
* rec. Memphis, TN, September 26, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)



Victor V38549


# = Bluebird B7849
(Rev. by Sonny
Boy Nelson)

* = Bluebird B7677

21929John Estes

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too (55531-3) #
- Black Mattie Blues (36335-1) *

# rec. Memphis, TN, September 26, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. Memphis, TN, October 2, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; "Tee", hca; James Rachell, mand



Victor V38582
31929John Estes - James Rachel

- T-Bone Steak Blues (56336-2) *
- Little Sarah (55597-2) #

# rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; James Rachell, voc, mand; John Estes, g; 'Tee', Jab Jones, p (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. October 2, 1929 in Memphis, TN; James Rachell, voc, mand; John Estes, g; "Tee", hca

Victor V38595
41930John Estes

- Milk Cow Blues (59918-2) #
- Street Car Blues (59919-2)

rec. Memphis, TN, May 13, 1930; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor V38614


# = Bluebird B7677

51930Noah Lewis

- New Minglewood Blues (64737-2) #
- Bad Luck's My Buddy (64739-2) *

# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; James Rachell, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. November 28, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; Ham Lewis, j

Victor 23266
5a1930Noah Lewis / Memphis Jug Band

Noah Lewis
- Ticket Agent Blues (64736-2) #
Memphis Jug Band
- Stonewall Blues (62542- ) *


# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; James Rachell, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. May 29, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Will Shade, voc, g; Ben Ramey, kazoo; Charlie Burse, g; Hambone Lewis, j

Bluebird B5675
5b1930John Estes

- Expressman Blues (59934-2) #
- Sweet Mama (62550-2) *

# rec. Memphis, TN, May 17, 1930; John Estes, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. Memphis, TN, May 30, 1930; John Estes, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor 23318
5c1930Carolina Peanut Boys

- Selling The Jelly (64738-2) #
- Spider's Nest Blues (62581-2) *

# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Ms. Van Zula Carter Hunt, voc; Noah Lewis, hca; John Estes, g; unknown, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. June 5, 1930 in Memphis, TN; (Memphis Jug Band:) Hattie Hart, voc; Will Shade, g; Ben Ramey, kazoo; Charlie Burse, g; Hambone Lewis, j

Victor 23319
   

- Wadie Green Blues (59935-2)

rec. Memphis, TN, May 17, 1930; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
61930John Estes

- Whatcha doin'? (59967-2)
- Poor John Blues (59968-2)

* rec. Memphis, TN, May 21, 1930; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor 38628
71930John Estes

- Stack O' Dollars (62547-2)
- My Black Gal Blues (62548-2)

rec. Memphis, TN, May 30, 1930; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor 23397
   

- Ninety Pound Mama (62549-2)

rec. Memphis, TN, May 30, 1930; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
81935Sleepy John Estes

- Down South Blues (90094-A) #
- Stop That Thing (90095-A)

rec. Chicago, July 9, 1935; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, # sp

Champion 50001




= Decca 7325

91935Sleepy John Estes

- Someday Baby Blues (90096-A)
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Blues (90097-A)

rec. Chicago, July 9, 1935; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca
Champion 50068




= Decca 7279

101935Sleepy John Estes

- Married Woman Blues (90175-A)   @ youtube
- Drop Down Mama (90176-A)   @ youtube

rec. July 17, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca



Champion 50048

= Decca 7289




= Brunswick (E) 03562




= Decca 03562 (UK)

111937Sleepy John Estes

- I Wanta Tear It All The Time (62462-A) #
- Vernita Blues (62463-A)

rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g; # Lee Brown, kazoo



Decca 7342
121937Sleepy John Estes

- Airplane Blues (62482)
- Hobo Jungle Blues (62481-A)

rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g

Decca 7354
131937Sleepy John Estes

- Jack And Jill Blues (62479-A) *
- Need More Blues (62466-A) #

# rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g
* rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g



Decca 7365
141937Sleepy John Estes

- Government Money (62461-A)
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More (62464-A) #

rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g; # Lee Brown, kazoo



Decca 7414
151937Sleepy John Estes

- Poor Man's Friend (T Model) (62480-A) *
- Floating Bridge (62465-A) #

# rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g
* rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g



Decca 7442
161938Sleepy John Estes

- New Someday Baby (63652-A)
- Brownsville Blues (63653-A)

# rec. New York City, April 22, 1938; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Son Bonds or Charlie Pickett, g

Decca 7473
171938Sleepy John Estes

- Liquor Store Blues (63648-A)
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues) (63654-A)

# rec. New York City, April 22, 1938; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Son Bonds or Charlie Pickett, g

Decca 7491
181938Sleepy John Estes

- Easin' Back To Tennessee (63649-A)
- Clean Up At Home (63651-A,-B)

# rec. New York City, April 22, 1938; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Son Bonds or Charlie Pickett, g



Decca 7516
191938Sleepy John Estes

- Everybody Oughta Make A Change (63647-A)
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin) (63650-A)

rec. April 22, 1938 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Son Bonds or Charlie Pickett, g



Decca 7571
201940Sleepy John Estes

- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here) (93009-A)
- Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues) (93008-A)

rec. June 4, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Robert Lee McCoy, hca; unknown, wb



Decca 7766
211940Sleepy John Estes

- Mailman Blues (93004-A) #
- Time Is Drawing Near (93005-A)

rec. June 4, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc; Robert Lee McCoy, g, # hca



Decca 7789
221940Sleepy John Estes

- Mary Come On Home (93006-A) #
- Jailhouse Blues (93007-A) *

# rec. Chicago, June 4, 1940; Sleepy John Estes, voc, * g; Robert Lee McCoy, # g, * harm



Decca 7814
2319??John Estes

- Milk Cow Blues (59918-2) #
- Diving Duck Blues (55596-2) *

# rec. May 13, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand
* rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand
(* This reissue may use a different take than the original Victor V38549)
# Victor V38614
* Victor V38549


Bluebird B7677

2419??John Estes / Sonny Boy Nelson

- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair (55581-1) #
- Long Tall Woman (02597-1) *

# rec. Memphis, TN, September 24, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Johnny Hardge, p; James Rachell, mand
(This reissue may use a different take than the original Victor V38549)
* rec. New Orleans, October 15, 1936; Sonny Boy Nelson, voc, g; Willie Harris Jr, g

= Victor V38549


Bluebird B7849

251941The Delta Boys

- You Shouldn't Do That (064916-1) #
- Black Gal Swing (064918- ) *

rec. Chicago, September 24, 1941; Sleepy John Estes, # lead voc, g; Son Bonds, * lead voc, kazoo, Raymond Thomas, imb
Each singer joins in choruses on each tune

Bluebird B8852
261941"Sleepy" John Estes

- Little Laura Blues (064925-A1   @youtube
- Lawyer Clark (064924-1)

# rec. Chicago, September 24, 1941; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Son Bonds, g, Raymond Thomas, imb



Bluebird B8871
271941The Delta Boys

- When The Saints Go Marching In (064917-1) #
- Every Time My Heart Beats (064920-1) *

# rec. Chicago, September 24, 1941; Sleepy John Estes, # lead voc, g; Son Bonds, * lead voc, kazoo, Raymond Thomas, imb
Each singer joins in choruses on each tune

Bluebird B8891
281941The Delta Boys

- Don't You Want To Know (064915-1) #
- Get Up And Go (064919-1) *

# rec. Chicago, September 24, 1941; Sleepy John Estes, # lead voc, g; Son Bonds, * lead voc, kazoo, Raymond Thomas, imb
Each singer joins in choruses on each tune

Bluebird B8915
291941"Sleepy" John Estes / Son Bond [sic]

"Sleepy" John Estes
- Working Man Blues (064926-1) #
Son Bond
- Come Back Home - Blues (064923-1) *

# rec. Chicago, September 24, 1941; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Son Bonds, g, sp; Raymond Thomas, imb
* rec. Chicago, September 24, 1941; Son Bonds, voc, g; Sleepy John Estes, g; Raymond Thomas, imb



Bluebird B8950
  John Estes

- Harlem Bound # *
- Stone Blind #

rec. Chicago 1948; John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; unk washtub b

Ora-Nelle unissued

# Barrelhouse BH-004 (1974)
and P-Vine PLP-6714 (Jp 1998)

* St. George STG 1001 (1983)

 

Sleepy John Estes 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
301952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume Three: Songs


LP 1:
- The Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley
- East Virginia - Buell Kazee
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
- I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford

- Mountaineer's Courtship - Ernest and Hattie Stoneman
- The Spanish Merchant's Daughter - The Stoneman Family
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
- Single Girl, Married Girl - The Carter Family
- Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Clemo Breaux and Joseph Falcon
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell


LP 2:
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- 99 Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- C'est Si Triste Sans Lui - Cleoma and Orphy Breaux w/ Joe Falcon

- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon
- Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave Macon
- Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt [OKeh 8692]
- K.C. Moan - The Memphis Jug Band
- Train On The Island - J.P. Nestor
- The Lone Star Trail - Ken Manyard
- Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas


edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
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Folkways FP-253

2 LP set
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= Folkways FA 2953


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

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY627 (It 2009)

311960Bad Luck Blues
A Blues Anthology / une anthologie du blues

Lonnie Johnson
- Blue Ghost Blues
Red Nelson
- Crying Mother Blues
Kokomo Arnold
- Bad Luck Blues
Cecil Gant
- Playin' Myself The Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Someday Baby Blues
Lem Johnson
- Candy Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Highway Blues


Sleepy John Estes
- Jailhouse Blues
Pleasant Joe
- Bad Luck Blues
Kokomo Arnold
- Red Beans And Rice
Joe Turner
- Blues On Central Avenue
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Road Tramp Blues


compiled by Jacques Demêtre
cover drawing by R. Saingt
notes (French)
by Jacques Demêtre





Brunswick 87 504 selection
(Fr)

notes (English) by Nat
Henthoff,   notes (German)
by Dr. Dietrich Schulz-Köhn



= Brunswick LPBM 87 504
(Germany)

notes (English) by Nat
Henthoff,   notes (German!)
by Dr. Dietrich Schulz-Köhn





= Fonit LPB. 87504 (It)

321956Guide To Jazz

Louis Armstrong
- Some Sweet Day
Count Basie
- One O'Clock Boogie
Sidney Bechet
- Shake It and Brake It
Johnny Dodds
- Heah' Me Talkin'

"Sleepy" John Estes
- Working Man Blues
Duke Ellington
- Black and Tan Fantasie
Lionel Hampton
- Don't Be That Way
Coleman Hawkins
- My Blue Heaven

Fletcher Henderson
- Sugar Foot Stomp
Earl Hines
- Grand Terrace Shuffle
Ladnier-Mezzrow
- Really The Blues
Jimmy Lunceford
- Swingin' Uptown
Jelly Roll Morton
- Black Bottom Stomp
King Oliver
- Sweet Like This
"Fats" Waller
- Black Raspberry Jam
Jimmy Yancey
- The Mellow Blues

LP accompanying book
by Hugues Panassie &
Madeleine Gautier:
Guide to Jazz.- Houghton
-Mifflin, Boston 1956
(translation of "Dictionnaire
du Jazz", Robert Laffont
1954)




RCA LPM-1393 (G)

331957Dictionary Of Jazz

Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues
Jimmy Yancey
- The Mellow Blues
Jimmy Lunceford
- Swingin' Uptown
Lionel Hampton
- Don't Be That Way

Count Basie
- One O'Clock Boogie
Coleman Hawkins
- My Blue Heaven
Fats Waller
- Black Raspberry Jam
Louis Armstrong
- Some Day You'll Be Sorry
10 inch LP accompanying
book of the same title
by Hughues Panassie &
Madeleine Gautier


RCA RC 24002 (UK)

341959The Country Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Matchbox Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Careless Love
Cannon’s Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
Peg Leg Howell
- Low Down Rounder’s Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Stealin’ Stealin’
Blind Willie Johnson
- You Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Leroy Carr
- Alabama Woman

Sleepy John Estes
- Special Agent
Big Bill Broonzy
- Key To The Highway
Bukka White
- Fixin’ To Die
Tommy McClennan
- I’m A Guitar King
Robert Johnson
- Preachin’ Blues
Washboard Sam
- I Been Treated Wrong


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







RBF RF 1 (1959)








= RBF RF 1 (1966)

RBF discography

351960The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

RF-202 tracks:
Will Shade
- I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newburn
- Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson
- From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis
- You Can Leave, Baby

Sleepy John Estes
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
L'il Son Jackson
- Roberta Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bad Luck And Trouble
Blind Boy Fuller
- Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues
Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett
- Down The Highway

Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
Blind Willie Johnson
- Take Your Burden To The Lord
Tommy McClennan
- New Highway 51
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Penitentiary Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse
- Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln
- My Wife Drove Me From My Door
Peg Leg Howell
- Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Come Go Home With Me
- Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson
- Standing At The Crossroads


Lightnin' Hopkins
- One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis
- John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis
- Warm Up
Bukka White
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
John Hurt
- Frankie
Blind Willie McTell
- Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Airy Man Blues
Skip James
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
- New How Long Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohuna Blues

Sonny Terry and Oh Red
- Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes
- Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins
- Solo
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy
- Mama Don't Love It
Moochie Reeves
- Key To The Highway
compiled and annotated
by Samuel B. Charters



RBF RF-202 (X)

The 1. ed. of this record,
RF-202, featured only
extracts of most of the
recordings on 202X

click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (2 LP boxed
set UK)

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=XTRA 1035 (DLP UK 1966)

= Fontana 982.099

RBF discography

3619??Sleepy John Estes and Son Bond [sic]
Treasury of Jazz 30

- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues

- Working Man Blues
- Come Back Home
7 inch 45rpm EP

RCA Victor 75.752 S
371962Alexis Korner presents
Kings Of The Blues Vol. 3


Big Joe Williams
- Ain't Seen No Whiskey
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- If I Get Lucky


Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues
Furry Lewis
- Cannon Ball Blues
7 inch 45rpm EP
notes by Alexis Korner
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RCA RCX 204
381962The Legend of Sleepy John Estes

- Rats In My Kitchen § []
- Someday Baby #
- Stop That Thing $ []
- Diving Duck Blues $ []
- Death Valley Blues # []
- Married Woman Blues * []

- Down South Blues # []
- Who's Been Telling You, Buddy Brown § []
- Drop Down Mama * []
- You Got To Go * []
- Milk Cow Blues #
- I'd Been Well Warned * []

# rec. March 24, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; [] Ed Wilkenson, b
* rec. June 3, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; [] Ed Wilkenson, b
$ rec. June 4, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; John 'Knocky' Parker, p; [] Ed Wilkenson, b
front cover photo by Lars Swanberg
notes by Bob Koester
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Delmar DL-603 (US 1962)

notes by Robert Koester
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Esquire 32-195 (UK 1962)

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Delmark DS-603 (stereo)
Delmark DL-603 (mono
1968?)

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= Trio PA-6212 (Jp 1973)
= Trio PA-6212 (Jp 1980)

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= P-Vine PLP-377 (Jp 1988)

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= Delmark CD DE-603

38a1962The Great Jug Bands

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

Memphis Jug Band
- Coal Oil Blues
- Jug Band Waltz
Elder Richard Bryant's Sanctified Singers
- Come Over Here
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Garden Of Joy Blues
Kentucky Jug Band
- Walkin' Cane Stomp

Noah Lewis's Jug Band
- New Minglewood Blues [Victor 23266]
- Ticket Agent Blues [Bluebird B5675]
Memphis Shieks
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
notes by Sam Charters
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 4

OJL discography

391966Sleepy John's Got The Blues
(on label: "Sleepy John And Friends"

- Rats In My Kitchen
- Who's Been Telling You, Buddy Brown

- Diving Duck Blues
- Stop That Thing

rec. June 4, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; John 'Knocky' Parker, p; Ed Wilkenson, b
7 inch 45 rpm EP
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Delmark DJB 3 (UK!)
40196?Blues Classics Volume 3

Lonnie Coleman
- Old Rock Island Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Little Boy Blue
Wright Holmes
- Alley Blues

The Delta Boys
- You Shouldn't Say That
- Black Gal Swing
Barbeque Bob
- Ease It To Me Blues
Walter Roland
- 45 Pistol Blues
- Every Morning Blues
Willie McTell
- Kill It Kid

Kid Stormy Weather
- Short Haired Blues
Casey Bill
-WPA Blues
Harmonika Frank
- Tom Cat Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Bumble Bee Blues
Black Boy Shine
- Sugarland Blues
Son Bond
- 80 Highway
Willie McTell
- Broke Down Engine

Blues Classics BC 7


Blues Classics discography

41196?The Original Sleepy John Estes with His "Jug Buddy" Hammie Nix & "Father Jazz" Booker T. Washington

- Some Day Baby (A)
- Sleepy John's Blues (B)

rec. c. 1964 in Chicago, IL; (John Estes, voc, g); Hammie Nixon, hca; Booker T. Washington, dr
(The above are actually pre-war masters of a 1938 Decca coupling of "New Someday Baby" / "Brownsville Blues" with Nixon and Washington added, probably in late 1964)

Ebony 1020
42196?Jimmy Oden / Sleepy John Estes with Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers

Jimmy Oden with Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers
- Going Down Slow (A)

Sleepy John Estes with Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers
- Some Day Baby (B) #

# rec. c. 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Booker T. Washington, dr

Ebony 1000
421964Out Came The Blues (1934 - 1939)

Lightning Hopkins
- Bad Things on My Mind
Georgia White
- The Blues Ain't Nuthin' But ...
Cousin Joe and Sam Price Trio
- Beggin' Woman
Kokomo Arnold
- Wild Water Blues
Red Nelson with Cripple Clarence Lofton, Piano
- Sweetest Thing Born
Memphis Minnie
- Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing)
Oscar Woods (The Lone Wolf)
- Lone Wolf Blues

Big Joe Turner and the Pete Johnson Trio
- Little Bittie Gal's Blues
Trixie Smith
- Freight Train Blues
Johnnie Temple
- Louise Louise Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- No Good Woman Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw (The Devil's Son-in-Law)
- Crazy With The Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Vernita Blues
Rosetta Crawford with Jimmy Johnson's Band
- My Man Jumped Salty On Me
notes by Stanley Dance
& Yannick Bruynoghe



Decca DL 4434 (US 1964)

notes by Stanley Dance
& Yannick Bruynoghe

= Ace of Hearts H 0072
(UK 1964)

notes by Stanley Dance
& Yannick Bruynoghe







= Coral CP 58 (UK 1970)


= MCA 1352 (US 1982)
(Jazz Heritage Series)

441964Sleepy John Estes 1929-1940

1929-1930
- Divin' Duck Blues
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Street Car Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
1930-1940
- Jack And Jill Blues
- New Someday Baby

- Floating Bridge
- Brownsville Blues
- Need More Blues
- Jailhouse Blues
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Working Man Blues

Compiled by Samuel Charters
notes by Samuel Charters






RBF 8

RBF discography

44a1964Yank Rachell And His Tennessee Jug Busters: Mandolin Blues

Delmark DS/DL 606 track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Up And Down The Line *
- Shout Baby Shout
- Bye Bye Baby *
- Stop Knockin On My Door *

- Move Your Hand * #
- Doorbell Blues *
- Lonesome Blues
- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Get Your Morning Exercise *

77 LA12/23 track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Shout Baby Shout
- Lonesome Blues
- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Up And Down The Line *

- Bye Bye Baby *
- Stop Knockin On My Door *
- Move Your Hand * #
- Doorbell Blues *
- Get Your Morning Exercise *

CD track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Girl Of My Dreams
- Do The Boogie Mama (take 3)
- Starvation In My Kitchen

- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Lonesome Blues
- Shout Baby Shout
- Rocky Mountain Blues
- Do The Boogie Mama (take 2)

- Stop Knocking On My Door *
- Doorbell Blues *
- Move Your Hand *
- Get Your Morning Exercise *
- When My Baby Comes Back Home *
- Up And Down The Line *
- Bye Bye Baby *

red = previously unissued

rec. March 6 & 31, 1963 in private homes in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Hammie Nixon, jug, hca; Sleepy John Estes, g; * Big Joe Williams, 9-str g, # voc; * Mike Bloomfield, g; album production and supervision: Robert G. Koester; cover design by Peter J. Welding

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Delmark DL-606 (US mono)

click to enlarge !
77 Records LA 12/23

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Delmark DS-606 (stereo)

click to enlarge !
= Goody GY 10010 (D 198?)
"Super Black Blues Vol. 5"

click to enlarge !
= Delmark CD DD-608 (1995)

451964Sleepy John Estes: Broke And Hungry
The Tennessee Jug Busters

- Broke And Hungry # []
- Black Mattie #
- 3:00 Morning Blues # []
- Beale Street Sugar # []
- Olie Blues #

- So Glad I'm Livin'
- Freedom Loan # []
- The Girl I Love #
- Electric Chair #
- Sleepy John's Twist #

CD DD 608 bonus tracks:
- Everybody Oughta Change # [] [previously unissued]
- Al Rawls # [previously unissued]

rec. March 3, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; # Yank Rachell, mand; # Hammie Nixon, hca; [] Mike Bloomfield, g; album production and supervision: Robert G. Koester; cover design by Peter J. Welding
Front cover photo by Ray Flerlage
click to enlarge !
77 LA 12-27 (UK 1964)

77 Records discography

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Delmar(k) DE-608 (US)

click to enlarge !
= Delmark DL-608

= Delmark DS-9608 (stereo)
later Delmark DS-608

click to enlarge !
= Trio PA-3048 (Jp 1974)

click to enlarge !
= Trio PA-6207 (Jp 1978)

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !

click to read notes !
= Goody GY 10008 (D 198?)
"Super Black Blues Vol. 3"

click to enlarge !
= Delmark CD DD-608
(1995)

461964Sleepy John Estes with Hammie Nixon
Portraits In Blues Vol. 10

- Needmore Blues
- Who's Been Tellin' You
- Airplane Blues
- Vernita
- Denmark Blues
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy

- You Stayed Away Too Long
- Drop Down Mama
- The Woman I Love, She Got Long Black Curley Hair
- You Oughtn't Do That
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
notes by Paul Oliver

Storyville SLP 172


= Storyville 671172

Storyville discography

471964La storia del Jazz: The Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues

RCA LPM 10041 (I)
= RCA LJ 50013 (I)
48196?American Folk Blues Festival '64

Sonnyboy Williamson
- I'm Trying To Make London My Home
- Dissatisfied
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- Ain't It A Pity
- Baby Please Don't Go


Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy #
John Henry Barbee
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
Hubert Sumlin / Sunnyland Slim
- No Title Boogie
Sugar Pie Desanto
- Slip In Mules
Howlin' Wolf
- Dust My Broom


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca

 

insert notes of Fontana 681 522 TL [in German !]

click to enlarge !click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !click to enlarge !click to enlarge !

notes by Georges Adins,
Joachim E. Behrend,
Jacques Demêtre
Bob Koester, Horst
Lippmann, Paul Oliver
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Fontana 681 522 TL (mono)
= Fontana 885 411 MY (stereo)


click to enlarge !
= Fontana TL 5225

[not = Amiga 850043 !!!]


= Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7385 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 63-64

notes by Willy Leiser
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
L + R 42.024 (1981)

= LR CD-2024
L + R discography

click to enlarge !
= disc 4 of Evidence 5 CD set
ECD 26200

491965The Blues at Newport 1964 Part 1

Fred McDowell
- Lord I'm Going Down South
- Highway 61
- If The River Was Whiskey

Sleepy John Estes
- Sleepy John's Twist #
- Mailman Blues #
- Drop Down Mama #
- Clean Up At Home #

Doc Reese
- Old Hannah
- Hey Rattler
- Oh My Lord
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
- On My Way From Texas
- Midnight Boogie


# rec. July 25, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug; Yank Rachell, mand
click to enlarge !
Vanguard VRS 9180 (mono)
= VSD 79180 (stereo)

= King SR-187 (Jp 1968)

501965Newport Folk Festival 1964
Evening Concerts Vol. 1


Pete Seeger
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep
- Never Wed an Old Man

Sleepy John Estes (with Hammy Nixon and Yank Rachell)
- Corinna
Buffy Sainte-Marie
- Melora
- Cod'ine
Jose Feliciano
- La Bamba
- El Pastor
- I'm Satisfied With My Babe

Rodriguez Brothers
- Yo Soy Negro
Phil Ochs
- The Power and the Glory
- Draft Dodger Rag
Frank Proffitt
- Tom Dooley
- Moonshine Still
Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band
- I'm a Woman
- Sadie Green
- My Gal


rec. live at the Newport Folk Festival July 23-26, 1964
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Vanguard VRS-9184 (mono)
VSD-79184 (stereo)

click to read notes !
= Fontana TFL 6050 (UK)

click to enlarge !
= King/Vanguard SH-225
(Jp)

511965Bluebird Blues 1933-46

Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
- Mean Mistreater Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Blues
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine

Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues
- Brown Skin Girl

Sleepy John Estes
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
Arthur Crudup
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jersey Belle Blues
- Crowing Rooster Blues


reissue prod. by Brad McCuen
notes by Lawrence Cohn
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RCA Victor LPV-518
= RCA RD-7786
521965Sleepy John Estes in Europe

- Needmore Blues #
- Who's Been Tellin' You *
- Airplane Blues #
- Vernita *
- Denmark Blues #

- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy * []
- I Stayed Away Too Long *
- Drop Down Mama *
- The Woman I Love She Got Long Black Curly Hair *
- You Oughtn't Do That * []
- Easin' Back To Tennessee #

CD bonus tracks:
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy (alt. tk.) * []
- Blues For JFK *

# rec. October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
* rec. October 24, 1964 in London; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, [] jug
notes by Bob Koester

Delmark DL-611 (mono)


Delmark DS-9611 (stereo)


= Delmark DS-611


Delmark CD DD-611

531965Sleepy John Estes'
Brownsville Blues


Institutions
- The Girl I Love #
- City Hall Blues *
- Government Money //
- Working Man Blues #
- Mailman Blues #
- Mary Come On Home #

People
- Pat Mann *
- Vassie Williams #
- Young Lawyer $
- Al Rawls #
- Lawyer Clark #
- Martha Hardin $

CD bonus tracks:
- 38 Pistol #
- Time Is Drawing Near #
- God Can Use Me #
- I'd Been Well Warned #
- Drop Down Mamma #
- Rats In My Kitchen #

# rec. March 24, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
* rec. June 3, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Ed Wilkenson, b
$ rec. October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
// rec. February 27, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand; Ransom Knowling, b
front cover photo of Delmark LP DS-613 by Lars Swanberg
front cover photo of Delmark CD DD-613 by Jerry DeMuth
notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Delmark DS-613

click to enlarge !
= Delmark CD DD-613

541966Blues Rediscoveries

Mississippi John Hurt
- Ain't No Tellin'
- Avalon Blues
Bukka White
- Sleepy Man Blues
- Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
Henry Townsend
- Poor Man Blues

John Estes
- Poor Man's Friend
- Liquor Store Blues

Blind Gary Davis
- Oh Lord Search My Heart
- You Got to Go Down
Peg Leg Howell
- Doin' Wrong
Furry Lewis
- Jelly Roll
- Sweet Papa Moan
Big Joe Williams
- Highway 49
- Someday Baby


Compiled and edited
by Samuel Charters
click to enlarge !
RBF 11

RBF discography

551966American Folk Blues Festival '66

Vol. 1: Amiga 855114
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking

Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It #
Big Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete

Junior Wells
- Sheckin' On My Baby [sic]
- Vietnam Blues []
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie []
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly

Vol. 2: Amiga 855126
Otis Rush
- It Takes Time []
Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time []
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault (actually "Sweet Little Angel")
Little Brother Montgomery
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie []

Yank Rachell with Sleepy John Estes, g
- Yellow Jam Blues [] #

Junior Wells
- Over Yonders Walls []
Sippie Wallace
- Women Keep Your Mouth Shut []
Junior Wells
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Feeling Happy []


[] not on Fontana 885 431 BY

Fontana 885 431 BY
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking

Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It #
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault [actually "Sweet Little Angel"]

Junior Wells
- Checkin' On My Baby
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- Roll 'Em Pete


# rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, voc, mand

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 1 Amiga 855114
(DDR 1969)

= Amiga CD 82876-63060-2
(2004)

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 2 Amiga 855126
(DDR 1969)

click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
= Amiga CD 82876-63061-2
(2004)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana 885 431 BY


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


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

L + R discography

561967The Blues
Music from the Documentary Film by Samuel Charters

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

Memphis Willie B. & Gus Cannon
- Sitting Here Thinking

Sleepy John Estes
- Lonesome Ground
Baby Tate
- If I Could Holler Like a Mountain Jack
- When I First Started Hoboing
Pink Anderson
- Weeping Willow Blues


rec. July 1962
click to enlarge !

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Asch A-101
=Folkways FA AS101
=Folkways F-ASCH101

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

57196?The Best of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes
Speckled Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel

Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues
John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy & M. Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes

Storyville SLP 188
= Storyville 671188

= Teichiku ULS-1819-R
(Jp 1975)




= Storyville SLP 4023 (1981)

Storyville discography

581967John Henry Barbee & Sleepy John Estes: Blues Live

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- I'd Been Well Warned
- Stop That Thing #
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Bottle Up And Go #
- Mountain Cat Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Hey Woman
- Backwater Blues
- Boll Weevil
- Somebody Done Change The Lock On My Door
- That's All Right

CD bonus tracks:
- Tell Me Baby
- John Henry
- Dust My Broom


Estes tracks rec. live October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, # jug
Barbee tracks rec. live October 8, 1964 at the Folk Club of Denmark in Copenhagen; John Henry Barbee, voc, g
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 4074

Storyville discography


Storyville STCD 8051 (2000)

591968The Memphis Area - 1927-1932

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Madison Street Rag
- Hollywood Rag

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

Memphis Minnie
- Garage Fire Blues

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





Roots RL 307

Roots discography

601968Sleepy John Estes:
Electric Sleep


- I Ain't Gonna Sell It
- Everybody's Got To Change Sometime
- Walking Down Beale Street []
- If The River Was Whiskey #
- Needmore Has Harmed Many A Man

- May West #
- Laura Had A Dream []
- How To Sing These Blues
- Sweet Little Flower #
- Drop Down Mama, Let Your Papa See

CD bonus tracks:
- Newport Blues #
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Airplane

rec. December 3 & 5, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Carey Bell, hca, [] b; Sunnyland Slim, p; Jimmy 'Fast Fingers' Dawkins, g; Joe Harper, b; # Earl Hooker, b; Odie Payne Jr., dr
notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !

click to read notes !
Delmark DS-619

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !
= Goody GY 10003 (D 198?)
"Electric Blues, Chicago
Style Vol. 3"

click to enlarge !
= Delmark CD DD-619

611969Memphis Swamp Jam

Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp

Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues
- 'Bout A Spoonful

Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues #
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long #


Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
- Walking Blues
Fred McDowell
- Shake Em On Down
- Fred's Blues
Napoleon Strickland
- Back Water Rising

- Other's Piece
- Shimmy She Wobble
Watson & Jones [John Fahey & Bill Barth]
- Memphis Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Praying On The Old Campground


# Sleepy John Estes, voc, el g; Tom Gary, hca; Mike Stewart, g

click to enlarge left page of inner gatefold !click to enlarge right page of inner gatefold and read track list !
inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

click to read first and second column of inner sleeve A !click to read third and fourth column of inner sleeve A ! click to read first column of inner sleeve B !click to read second column of inner sleeve B !click to read third column of inner sleeve B !
inner sleeves of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

DLP
notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
Blue Thumb BTS 6000
= King SR-481 (Jp 1971)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
(=) Arhoolie 1084 (1979)
"Kings Of Country Blues
Vol. 1"

and Arhoolie 1085 (1979)
"Kings Of Country Blues
Vol. 2"


(=) Arhoolie CD 385
www.arhoolie.com

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Arhoolie CD 386 (1993)
www.arhoolie.com
"Mississippi Delta Blues
Jam In Memphis
Vol. 1 & 2"

61a1969Up The Country !
Blues People

Robert Pete Williams
- Don't the Moon Look Lonesome

Yank Rachell
- Yellow Jam Blues *
Sippie Wallace
- Up The Country

Sleepy John Estes
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy #
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Back Door Friend
Roosevelt Sykes
- Boot That Thing

Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time
Sippie Wallce
- Women Be Wise
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Feeling Good
Joe Turner
- Chains Of Love
Joe Turner with Otis Rush's Blues Band
- Well Oh Well


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany (American Folk Blues Festival '64); Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca
* rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Sleepy John Estes, g



Scout Sc-3

Scout discography

61b1969?More Of That Jug Band Sound 1927-1939

Memphis Jug Band
- Sometimes I Think I Love You

Noah Lewis's Carolina Peanut Boys
- Selling The Jelly [Victor 23319]
Vol Stevens
- Baby Got The Rickets, Mama's Got The Mobile Blues
Jed Davenport and His Beale Street Jug Band
- Beale St. Breakdown
- Save Me Some
Tommy Bradley
- Adam And Eve
- Four Days Blue
Cincinnati Jug Band
- George St. Stomp

Jack Kelly
- Betty Sue
- Man Fooler Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Gator Wobble
- On The Road Again
Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
- Louisville Special
Daddy Stovepipe and Mississippi Sarah
- Greenville Strut
Birmingham Jug Band
- Giving It Away
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Wolf River Blues
notes by Henry Vestine
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Origin Jazz Library OJL 19

OJL discography

621969?The Blues In Memphis 1927-1939

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

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- That Will Be Alright
- Goin' Back To Texas
Vol Stevens
- Vol Stevens Blues
Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
Jack Kelly
- Flower Blues
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Origin Jazz Library OJL-21

OJL discography

631969Memphis Blues

Johnson Boys
- Prater Blues
Frank Stokes
- 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do - part 1
Ollie Rupert
- I Raised My Window
- Ain't Gonna Be Your Low Down Dog
Hambone Willie Newbern
- She Could Toodle
William & Versey Smith
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home
Furry Lewis
- Mr. Furry's Blues
- Mistreatin' Mama

Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It
Tom Dickson
- Worry Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
Rosie Mae Moore
- School Girl Blues
Jim Jackson
- Bootlegging Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- You Got Me Rollin'
Washboard Rhythm Kings
- Shoot 'Em


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Roots RL 323

Roots discography

641970Travellin' This Lonesome Road
An Anthology Of The Victor/Bluebird Catalogues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean #
Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- She Stays Out All Night Long

James Rachel
- Sweet Mama
Clifford Gibson
- Jive Me Blues
- She Rolls It Slow
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pretty Mama Blues

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


# previously unissued first takes
notes by Neil Slaven


click to read liner notes !
RCA International (Camden)
INT 1175
= RCA 731.046
651970Sleepy John Estes: Down South Blues (1935-1940)

- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues

- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Fire Department Blues
- New Someday Baby
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Jailhouse Blues
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)

MCA 1339
("Jazz Heritage" series)

= MCA 510.091 (Fr)

661970Memphis Blues (1927-1939) Vol. 2

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


Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
- Sweet Mama
Furry Lewis
- Good Looking Girl Blues
Will Batts
- Country Woman
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Blues Everywhere I Go
- Somebody's Got To Go
The Three Stripped Gears
- 1931 Depression Blues


click to enlarge !
Roots RL 329

Roots discography

671970Kings Of Memphis Town (1927-1930)

Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Why Don't You Come Home
- Furry's Blues
- Kassie Jones - pt. 1
- Kassie Jones - pt. 2
Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues

Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- Hunting Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Expressman Blues
Lonnie McIntorsh
- Sleep On Mother, Sleep On
- The Lion And The Tribes Of Judah


click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Roots RL 333

Roots discography

681977The Blues

Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky
Lil Green
- What Have I Done?

Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues

prod. by Jean-Paul Guitier
boxed set of 3 LPs
notes by Michael Walter
(transl. by Don Waterhouse)

RCA PM 42039 (Fr)
691970Early Folk Blues Vol. 2 Hometown Skiffle

Beale Street Sheiks
- You Shall
Excelsior Quartette
- Jelly Roll Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Too Long
Napoleon Fletcher
- She Showed It All
Hokum Boys
- I'm Gonna Get It
Ol Ced Odom & Lil "Diamonds" Hardaway
- Derbytown
Paramount All Stars
- Hometown Skiffle - part 1
- Hometown Skiffle - part 2

Beale Street Sheiks
- It's A Good Thing
Excelsior Quartette
- Kitchen Mechanic Blues
Winston Holmes and Charlie Turner
- Skinner
Bumble Bee Slim
- Slave Man Blues
Hokum Boys
- Keep Your Mind On It
Tampa Red and The Chicago Five
- Stop Truckin' And Suzi-Q
Yank Rachell
- Texas Tommy

The Delta Boys
- Every Time My Heart Beats


Matchbox SDR 206
701971Blues 1920-40

LP 1
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Dark Night Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Drayman Blues
Bukka White
- The Panama Ltd.

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Loving
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Frank Stokes
- T'Ain't Nobody's Business
- Frank Stoke's Dream

Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Lawyer Clark Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Don't Want No Woman



LP 2
Memphis Jug Band
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Going Back To Memphis
- Jug Band Waltz
Gus Cannon
- Viola Lee Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Daddy Stovepipe
- The Spasm

Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Woman
- De'se My Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Highway 49
- Peach Orchard Mama
Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Take A Little Walk With Me



LP 3
Leroy Carr
- Rocks In My Bed
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Devil's Son-In-Law
- Peetie Wheatstraw
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - part 3
Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues
Joe Pullum
- Hard Working Man Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Friendless Blues
- The Southern Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
Robert Lee McCoy
- Tough Luck
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning Schoolgirl
- Early In The Morning
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
3 LP box

RCA Victor RA-5433/5 (Jp)








= RCA Victor RA-9051/3
(Jp 1975)

711971Bluesin Juuret (Blues Roots)

Sleepy John Estes
- Milk Cow Blues

Finnish Blues Society
FBS-2
721971The Memphis Blues Again Vol. 2

Bukka White
- Fried Chicken
Willie Morris, g, voc & Dewey Corley, b
- New Stop And Listen Blues
Willie Morris
- My Good Woman Has Quit Me
Hacksaw Harney & Dewey Corley, b
- Hacksaw's Down South Blues
- Can Can

Walter Miller, voc & Willie Morris, g and Mose Vinson, p
- I Don't Care What You Do
Memphis Piano Red John Williams
- Me And My Pal

Sleepy John Estes & Tom Gary, hca
- Drop Down Mama
Van Hunt & Mose Vinson, p
- Jelly Selling Woman
Van Hunt & Mose Vinson, p and Dewey Corley, b
- Lonesome Road Blues


prod. by Gene Rosenthal



Adelphi AD 1010

click to enlarge !
= Echo Music 802 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 2"
"More Memphis Blues"

Adelphi discography

731972Guitar Evangelists. Vol. II 1927-1941

Blind Willie Johnson
- John The Revelator
- You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Blind Willie Harris
- Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
Kid Prince Moore
- Church Bells
- Sign Of Judgement
Blind Joe Taggart
- I've Crossed The Separation Line
- Scandalous And A Shame
Elders (Lonnie) McIntorsh & Edwards
- Since I Laid My Burden Down

Rev. Johnnie Blakey
- Warmin By The Devil's Fire
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
- Let That Lie Alone
- Jesus Will Make It All Right
Blind Gary Davis
- I Am The Light Of The World
Blind Willie Davis
- I Belive I'll Go Back Home

Sleepy John Estes
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Blind Joe Taggart
- There's A Hand Writing On The Wall
- Lord Don't Drive Me Away



Truth TLP 1003 (Austria)

Truth discography

741972The Great Blues Men

Homesick James
- Set A Date
John Lee Hooker
- Dusty Road

Sleepy John Estes
- Corinna #
Muddy Waters
- Nineteen Years Old
Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Blues In G
Rev. Gary Davis
- If I Had My Way #

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Key To The Highway
Otis Spann
- Burning Fire
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Cotton Field Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- Louise, Louise Blues
Johnny Young
- Tighten Up On It
James Cotton
- Ain't Nobody's Business


Mississippi John Hurt
- Moanin' The Blues
Junior Wells
- Stormy Mnday Blues #
Johnny Shines
- Dynaflow Blues
Son House (+ Al Wilson)
- Empire State Blues #
Sonny Terry
- Mountain Blues
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- It's All Right, Baby

Jimmy Rushing
- How Long, How Long Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
J. B. Hutto
- Please Help
Fred McDowell
- Fred's Ramblin' Blues
Ida Cox
- Four Day Creep #
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
Otis Rush
- I't's A Mean Old World


# not on CD
DLP
click to enlarge !
Vanguard VSD 25/26

Vanguard / King GW-203/4
(Jp 1972)

(=) Vanguard CD 25/26 (1988)

751972Ry Cooder: Boomer's Story

- Boomer's Story
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Crow Black Chicken
- Ax Sweet Mama (Estes)
- Maria Elena

- Dark End Of The Street
- Rally 'Round The Flag
- Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer

- President Kennedy (Sleepy John Estes, voc, g)
- Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man

Reprise K44224
761973Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachell: 1929-30 Sessions

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Milk Cow Blues

- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O'dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama


Roots RSE 4

Roots discography

771974Delmark Blues Masterpiece

- All Of Your Love - Magic Sam
- Indiana Woman Blues - Big Joe Williams
- If You Change Your Mind - J.B. Hutto
- Little Angel Child - Jimmy Dawkins
- All Days Are Good Days - Roosevelt Sykes
- Sad Dreams - Carey Bell

- Steady Rollin' Man - Robert Jr. Lockwood

- Diving Duck Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- All Pretty Wimmins - Jo Jo Williams
- Coal Black Mare - Arthur Crudup
- You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now - Luther Allison
- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red
- Early In The Morning - Junior Wells


"Special Album" (promotion LP)



Delmark/Trio TD6 (Jp)
78197?Low Down Memphis Barrelhouse Blues

Hattie Hart
- I Let My Daddy Do That
Will Shade
- Better Let That Stuff Alone
Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues
South Memphis Jug Band
- Policy Rag
- Doctor Medicine
Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- Shake Mattie
- My Washwoman's Gone

Mooch Richardson
- T and T Blues

John Estes
- My Black Gal Blues
Jack Kelly
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Mooch Richardson
- Burying Ground Blues
Jim Jackson
- Bootlegging Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Reachin' Pete
Mooch Richardson
- Low Down Barrelhouse Blues pt. 1


rec. 1928 - 1935
notes by Michael
Stewart and Don Kent



Mamlish S-3803

Mamlish discography

79197?Old Original Tennessee Blues

Furry Lewis
- Good Morning, Baby
- Hello, Judge
- Old Original Furry Lewis Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Glory, Hallelujah


Sleepy John Estes (rec. Memphis, 1967)
- Floating Bridge
- Mr. Pat
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Special Agent
Will Shade
- Newport News
- I'll get A Break

rec. 1963 & 1967 in Memphis, TN by George Mitchell




Revival RVS 1008

Revival discography

801974Chicago Blues

Barrelhouse BH-004 track sequence
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 1 #
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 2
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 1 #
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 2
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 1 *
- Money Takin Woman, take 2
Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues *

Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
- Little Store Blues, take 2
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
- Thinkin' Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind
Johnny Temple
- Olds "98" Blues

St. George STG-1001 track sequence
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 1 #
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 1 #
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 1 *
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
Johnny Temple
- Olds 98 Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Stone Blind

Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues *
Boll Weevil
- Thinkin' Blues
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 2
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 2
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 2

Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound

rec. 1947/48 in Bernard and Red Abrams' Maxwell Street record shop for the Ora Nelle label
# previously issued as Ora Nelle 711 (= Chance 1116)
* previously issued as Ora Nelle 712

all other tracks previously unissued

artwork / design by George Paulus




Barrelhouse BH-004
(US 1974)

Barrelhouse discography


= St. George STG-1001 (1983)
"Chicago Boogie 1947"
improved sound

St. George discography

notes by Kiyoshi Nagata
and George Paulus



= P-Vine PCD-1888
(Jp 1993)


= P-Vine PLP-6714
(Jp 1998)

811974Il Blues Rurale - Country Blues

Richard Rabbit Brown
- James Alley Blues
Blind Boy Fuller,
- Three Ball Blues
Willie Baker
- Sweet Patunia
Willie Reed
- Leaving Home
Leadbelly
- See See Rider
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Pneumonia Blues
Texas Alexander
- Water Bound Blues
Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues

Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Bessie Tucker
- Penitentiary

Sleepy John Estes
- Diving Duck Blues
Charley Patton
- High Water Everywhere
Robert Wilkins
- National Stonewall Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Robert Johnson
- Hellhound On My Trail
Big Joe Williams
- Rooting Ground Hog



Albatros VPA 8187

= Albatros VC 0775
(cassette)


(=) Albatros ALB 8
3LP = VPA 8187/88/89
"Il Blues Rurale/Jazzistico/
Urbano"

Albatros discography

821974Blues Oggi

Booker T. Washington White
- I'm Getting Ready
Dewey Corley
- I Feel So Bad
Laura Dukes
- Laura's Blues
Mose Vinson
- Vicksburg Blues
Hammie Nixon
- I Told You Baby Long Time Ago
Dewey Corley
- Yes, My Baby's Just Like A Dresser

Sleepy John Estes
- Corrina, Corrina #

Laura Dukes
- Got To Get Myself Somebody To Love

Sleepy John Estes
- I Got A Pretty Little Flower *
John "Piano Red" Williams
- Baby I Need Your Love So Bad

Sleepy John Estes
- I'll Be Glad When You Dead (You Rascal You) §
John "Piano Red" Williams
- Red Boogie
Booker T. Washington White
- Brownsville, Tennessee


ed. by Lucio Maniscalchi & Gianni Marcucci

# rec. December 23, 1972 in Brownsville, TN. by Lucio Maniscalchi & Gianni Marcucci; Sleepy Johns Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, voc, kazoo

* rec. c. December 22, 1972 in Memphis, TN by Lucio Maniscalchi & Gianni Marcucci; Sleepy Johns Estes, voc, g; John 'Memphis Piano Red' Williams, p

§ rec. December 1972 poss. in Brownsville, TN by Lucio Maniscalchi & Gianni Marcucci; Sleepy Johns Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, voc, kazoo
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I Dischi Del Sole DS 526/28
(Italy)

click to enlarge !
= Ala Bianca CD 12855718
(It 1996)

831975Blues In The Thirties

The Mississippi Mudder (Joe & Charlie McCoy)
- Going Back Home Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Dirty Mother For You
Kokomo Arnold
- Old Black Cat Blues (Jinx Blues)
Blind Willie McTell
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
Frankie Black (Scrapper Blackwell) & Dot Rice
- No Good Woman Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Someday Baby Blues
The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes) & Kokomo Arnold
- The Honey Dripper

Jesse James
- Lonesome Day Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- Green Country Gal (No More To Say)
Johnny Temple
- Louise Louise Blues
Alex Moore
- Bull Cow Blues
Andrew Hogg
- Family Trouble Blues
Blind Boy Fuller
- Some Day You're Gonna Be Sorry
Peetie Wheatstraw & Lonnie Johnson
- What More Can A Man Do?





MCA 3526 (Jp)
841975Blues, Boogie And Beat

Sleepy John Estes
- Needmore Blues

DLP

MCA / Victor 3521/22 (Jp)

= MCA / Victor VIM-4636/37
(Jp 1981)

851975The 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

Storyville SLP 4008


= Storyville ST 21021

Storyville discography

861975Bluebird Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Son Bonds
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
- Wild Cow Blues
Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Brown Skin Girl
- Bluebird Blues
Clifford Gibson
- She Rolls It Slow


Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Gonna Hit The Highway
Big Maceo
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump

Arthur "Big Boy"Crudup
- That's All Right
- Mean Old Frisco
- Rock Me Mama
Doctor Clayton
- Copper Colored Mama
Doctor Clayton's Buddy
- Nappy Head Woman
- Walking With The Blues


2 LP set

RCA RVC RA-9054/55 (Jp)
871975Sleepy John Estes 1935-37

- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Goverment Money
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time

- Vernita Blues
- Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friends
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues


MCA / Victor MCA-3517 (Jp)
881975Sleepy John Estes 1938-40

- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean Up At Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues

- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come On Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)


MCA / Victor MCA-3518 (Jp)
891975Sleepy John Estes: Broken Hearted

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Diving Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expresman Blues
- Whatch Doin'?
- Sweet Mama

- Don't You Want To Know
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Black Gal Swing
- Get Up And Go
- Every Time My Heart Beats
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Working Man Blues


RCA / RVC RA-5704 (Jp)
901976Great Bluesmen Newport

Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie
- Levee Camp Blues
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
- My Baby Done Changed The Lock On The Door
John Lee Hooker with Bill Lee on bass
- Tupelo
- Bus Station Blues
Son House
- Son Blues
- Death Letter Blues #
- Pony Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Mailman Blues
- Clean Up At Home
Doc Reese
- Hey Rattler / Oh My Lord
Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Trouble, I've Had It All My Day
Skip James
- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues #
- Illinois Blues
The Reverend Gary Davis
- Death Don't Have No Mercy
Willie Doss
- Catfish Blues
- I Had A Woman
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Lord, I'm Going Down South
- If The River Was Whiskey
Lightnin' Hopkins with Samuel Lay
- Cotten Fields Blues
- Shake That Thing


gatefold inner sleeve of Vanguard VSD 77/78
gatefold inner sleeve, left side; click to enlarge !gatefold inner sleeve, right side; click to read Maynard Solomon notes !

# note on CD 77/78: "due to compact disc time restrictions some songs on the original album are not included in this package"

DLP
notes by Maynard Solomon
click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
Vanguard VSD 77/78

click to enlarge !
King/Vanguard LAX-155
(Jp 1976)

notes by Samuel Charters
click to enlarge !
= Vanguard CD 77/78 (1991)
2 LPs on 1 CD #
Great Bluesmen At
Newport 1959-1965

911976Jumping On The Hill

The Beale Street Sheiks
- Jumping On The Hill
Memphis Jug Band
- My Love Is Cold
Furry Lewis
- Cannon Ball Blues
Kaiser Clifton
- She'll Be Back Some Day

The Delta Boys
- Don't You Want To Know?
Jim Jackson
- Old Dog Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Little Green Slippers
Too Tight Henry
- Squinch Owl Moan

Tom Dickson
- Worry Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Fishin' In The Dark
Little Buddy Doyle
- She's Got Good Dry Goods
Kaiser Clifton
- Teach Me Right From Wrong
Hattie Hart
- Won't You Be Kind To Me?
Jim Jackson
- Santa Fe Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Jug Band Quartette
Too Tight Henry
- The Way I Do


click to enlarge !
Policy Wheel PW 459-1

Policy Wheel discography

921976Blues Live! Sleepy & Hammie Meet Japanese People

- Corinna # // §
- Broke And Hungry //
- You Shouldn't Do That # //
- Tin Pan Alley //
- Holy Spirit, Don't You Leave Me # //

- You Rascal You # * §
- Stop That Thing // *
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair //
- Diving Duck Blues //
- When Your Mother Is Gone # //
- When The Saints Go Marching In # //

rec. November 27 & 28, 1974 live at 1. Blues Festival, Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, # voc, // hca, * jug, § kazoo

bonus record (TD-8, 7 inch 45rpm)
- Corina Corina
- President Kennedy

rec. November 27 & 28, 1974 live at 1. Blues Festival, Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, # voc, // hca, * jug, § kazoo



Trio PA 6059 (Jp)

Trio discography


(=) P-Vine PCD-24342
(Jp 2014)

Delmark 835 (US 2014)

931976'Sleepy' John Adam Estes
Tennessee Blues Vol. 4

- Lord Have Mercy
- Clean That Home
- When You Lose Your Eyesight
- I Wanna Tear It All The Time
- Poor Man's Friend
- I'm Twist
- Broke And Hungry
- She Was A Dreamer
- Someday Baby Blues
- Mailman
- Kansas City Blues
- Mailman
- Kansas City Blues
- Need More
- President Kennedy
- I Came For To Do It
- John & Hammie's Blues
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair

rec. March 26, 1976 in Brownsville, TN by Lucio Maniscalchi
&
Gianni Marcucci

Albatros VPA 8285

= Albatros VC 0766 (cassette)




reissued (along with
VPA 8277)
by Dom disques Fr 1997
as Albatros CD DAF 102
"Tennessee Blues Vol. 2"

Albatros discography

941977Sun - The Roots of Rock, Vol. 1: Catalyst

Howlin' Wolf
- Highway Man

Sleepy John Estes
- Registration Day #
Rosco Gordon
- T-Model Boogie
Junior Parker
- Mystery Train
Jimmy DeBerry
- Take A Little Chance
Smokey Joe Baugh
- The Signifying Monkey
Jerry Lee Lewis
- Hello Hello Baby
Billy Adams
- Reconsider Baby
Johnny Cash
- Give My Love To Rose
Carl Perkins
- I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
Billy Lee Riley
- Rock With Me Baby
Jack Earls
- Crawdad Hole
Roy Orbison
- You're My Baby
Ray Smith & Charlie Rich
- Sail Away
Charlie Rich
- Closed For Repair


# rec. Memphis, TN, April 24, 1952

Charly CR 30101
951977Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon with Yuka Dan:
Blues Is A-Live


- Mary, Come On Home *
- Rats In My Kitchen *
- Potato Digging Man // *
- Fox Chase *
- Sleepy John's Twist # § *

- Careless Love # *
- I've Been Well Warned #
- 80 Highway #
- Going To Brownsville # *
- Jesus On The Mainline # // *

rec. December 16, 1976 live at Nippon Seinenkan Hall, Tokyo, Japan & December 24, 1976 live at Circus, Tokyo, Japan; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, // voc, § jug; # with Yuka Dan (Japanese Acoustic Blues Band): Hidekatsu Kimura, Kantarou Uchida, g; Kenji Hanaoka, b; Kazuo Shimada, dr; prod. by Steve Tomaskofsky











Trio 3A-2025 (Jp)


= TDK TDCD 1073 (Jp)




= Trio SWAX-107 (Jp 1999)
"Showboat" "Art Union"

Trio discography

* Delmark 835

961979The Memphis Development Foundation Presents
Beale Street Saturday Night

Sid Selvidge
- Walkin' Down Beale Street
Fred Ford
- Hernando Horn

Grandma Dixie Davis
- Beale Street Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Big Fat Mama / Liquor Store
Prince Gabe
- Ol' Beale Street Blues
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
Teenie Hodges
- Rock Me Baby

Alex
[Teal]
- Rock Me Baby
Thomas Pinkston
- "Ben Griffin Was Killed In The Monarch ..." (narration)
Johnny Woods
- Frisco Blow
Mud Boy & the Neutrons
- On The Road Again
Thomas Pinkston
- "W. C. Handy Told Me 50 Years Ago ..." (narration)
Furry Lewis
- Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird
Grandma Dixie Davis
- Roll On, Mississippi


rec. October 1, 1978 at "The Tennessee Waltz", Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN; mixed at Sam Phillips Recording Studio & Ardent Sudios; prod. by James Luther Dickinson
notes by Stanley Booth
cover photograph
by William Eggleston
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Orpheum O-101
97197?The Blues of Sleepy John Estes, Vol. 1 1934-37

- Stop That Thing
- Down South Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Eyes [sic]
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- I Want To Tear It All The Time

- Vernita Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues

rec. Chicago 1934 & 1937; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Son Bonds, g; Charlie Pickett, g, kazoo
notes by Bill Haesler



Swaggie 1219 (Australia)
98197?The Blues of Sleepy John Estes, Vol. 2

- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean It Up At Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change

- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come On Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It
- I Don't Feel Welcome Here
- Liquor Store Blues

notes by Bill Haesler



Swaggie 1220 (Australia)
99197?Sleepy John Estes   Volume One

- Stop That Thing
- Down South Blues
- Someday Baby Blues

- Who's Been Telling You Buddy Brown Eyes
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama


Swaggie JCS-33782
(Australia)
100197?Sleepy John Estes   Volume Two

- Government Money
- I Wanto Tear It All The Time
- Vernita Blues

- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues

Swaggie JCS-33798
(Australia)
101197?Sleepy John Estes   Volume Three

- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend
- Hobo Jungle Blues

- Airplane Blues
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues


Swaggie JCS-33799
(Australia)
101a197?Sleepy John Estes   Volume Four

- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues
- Clean Up At Home

- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent Blues

Swaggie JCS-112
(Australia)
101b197?Sleepy John Estes   Volume Five

- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come On Home

- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me All About It
- I Don't Feel Welcome Here


Swaggie JCS-113
(Australia)
101c197?Sleepy John Estes
Masters of the Blues Vol. 3

- Government Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Down South Blues
- Floating Bridge
- Someday Baby Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Stop That Thing
- ...



Collector's Classics CC 24 (Dk)
1021982Sleepy John Estes 1935-37

- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Fire Department Blues
- New Someday Baby
- Mail Man Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Jail House Blues
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)

with Hammie Nixon and Robert Lee McCoy

MCA 1339
1031983Chicago Boogie 1947

Little Walter
- Just Keep Loving Her (take 1)
Othum Brown
- Ora-Nelle Blues (take 1)
Jimmy Rogers
- Little Store Blues (take 1)
Johnny Young
- Money Takin' Woman (take 1)
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
Johnnie "Geechie" Temple
- Old "98" Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Stone Blind Blues

Johnnie Williams
- Worried Man Blues
Boll Weevil
- Thinkin' Blues
Johnny Young
- Money Takin' Woman (take 2)
Othum Brown
- Ora-Nelle Blues (take 2)
Jimmy Rogers
- Little Store Blues (take 2)
Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her (take 2)

Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound #

# rec. 1948 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; unk washtub b (originally rec. for Ora-Nelle Records)

St. George STG 1001

St. George discography

1041983Movin' On Up - The Story Of Afro-American Music

Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge

MCA / Victor VIM-5/7 (Jp)
1051983The Blues Classics

Sleepy John Estes
- Someday Baby Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
3 LP set

MCA / Victor VIM-20/2 (Jp)

= MCA CD (1996) (3 CD set)

105a1983Memphis Harmonica Kings 1929-30
The Complete Recordings in Chronological Order of Noah Lewis and Jed Davenport

Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special (56337-2)
- Devil In The Woodpile (56338-2)
- Like I Want To Be (64734-2)

- Ticket Agent Blues (64736)
- New Minglewood Blues (64737-2)
- Selling The Jelly (64738)
- Bad Luck's My Buddy (64739-2)
Jed Davenport
- Selling The Jelly (C-6438)
- Talkin' Bout My Buddy (C-64739-2)

- How Long How Long Blues (m-197)
- Cow Cow Blues (M-198)
- Beale Street Breakdown (Mem-734)
- You Ought To Move Out Of Town (Mem-735)
- The Dirty Dozen (Mem-763)
- Jug Blues (Mem-764)
- Save Me Some (Mem-774)
- Piccolo Blues (Mem-775)



Matchbox MSE-213

Matchbox discography

1061985Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1956

record one:
side 1 - Boogie In The Park

Lost John Hunter & The Blind Bats
- Cool Down Mama
- School Boy
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 #

side 2 - Highway Man
Howlin' Wolf
- Highway Man
- My Troubles And Me
- Everybody's In The Mood
- Decoration Day Blues
- Bluebird Blues
- Well That's Alright
- My Baby Walked Off
- Come Back Home


# rec. April 24, 1952 in Memphis, TN
9 LP box set







Charly Sun Box 105

Sun Bluesbox discography

1071985Tennessee Legends

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

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

rec. 1962-63 in Memphis, TN by George Mitchell & Roger Brown

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Southland SLP-14

Southland discography

108198?Sleepy John Estes recorded live
featuring James 'Yank' Rachel [sic] and Hammie Nixon 1966 / 1974

- Blues For Johnny *
- Mailman Blues *
- Three Little Flowers * §
- You Shouldn't Say That *
- You Don't Mean Me No Good * §
- I've Been Well-Warned *
- Divin' Duck Blues *
- Clean Up At Home *

- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead #
- Rats In My Kitchen # []
- Sleepy John's Twist #
- Diving Duck Blues #
- Stop That Thing #
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time #
- Corinne, Corinna #
- Holy Spirit Don't Leave Me #


* rec. October 1966 in Hinterbruhl; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand., § voc
# rec. 1974; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, [] Sam Chatmon

Wolf 120.913
109198?Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon / Sonny Boy Nelson:
Southern Blues


Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon *
- You Rascal You
- I Ain't Gonna Sell It
- Someday Baby You Ain't Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
- The Death Of President Kennedy
- Tear It Down (Tearing Little Daddy)
- Mama Don't Allow Me To Stay Out All Night Long
- 80 Highway
- Mama Won't You Do That Thing

Sonny Boy Nelson (Eugene Powell) #
- "44" Blues
- Pony Blues
- Don't Cry Baby
- M&O Blues
- Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
- G Rag
- My Gal's Got A Heart Like A Rock Cast In The Sea
- I Just Keep On Working
- Blues On My Mind


* rec. live at El Mocombo, Toronto, 1974
# rec. in Greenville, Miss., 1985



Wolf 120.916
1101987Memphis Country Blues In The 50's

Sleepy John Estes
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Registration Day Blues
- Runnin' Around
- Police Man
D.A. Hunt
- Greyhound Blues
- Lonesome Ol' Jail
William Stewart
- They Call Me Talkin' Boy
- 44

William Stewart
- Rattlesnakin' Mama
- Country Farm Blues
Willie Carr
- Outside Friends
Jimmy DeBerry
- Before Long
- Party Line Blues
- Take A Little Chance
- Time Has Made A Change





Sun / P-Vine PLP-347 (Jp)
1111988DXCV1 Down Home Delta Experimental Projects Compilation Vol. 1: The Blues

- Baby Please (unknown)
- Roll Me Over Slow (Alex Teal, Chopping Wood)
- Old Hucklebuck (Johnny Woods, Lee Baker)
- I'm Black (Furry Lewis)
- Jes' Like A Monkey (Johnny Woods)

- Holy Spirit (Hammy Nixon, Sleepy John Estes, Bobby Ray Watson, Ry Cooder (mandolin), Lee Baker, James Luther Dickinson)
- Dozens (Thomas Pinkston)
- Ol' Man Mose (Johnny Woods, Verlina Woods, Bobby Ray Watson, Lee Baker, Jimmy Crosthwait, James Luther Dickinson)
- Same Man All The Time (Thomas Pinkston)
- Policy Talk (Thomas Pinkston)

- Blind Man In The Tear Gas (Sleepy John Estes, Ry Cooder, James Luther Dickinson)

- Not Now (Furry Lewis)
- Blue Moon (Johnny Woods)


rec. and comp. by James Luther Dickinson
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Fan Club FC 044

more info

click to enlarge !
= Fan Club FC064cd

1121988Country Blues Live

Mississippi John Hurt (recorded at Joel Jacobson's, Washington, D.C., 1960's)
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Avalon Blues
- I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down
- Payday
- Casey Jones
- Spanish Flang Dang
- Welcome
Robert Pete Williams (at Johnny's, Hinterbruhl, Austria, October 1966)
- I'm So Worried

John Jackson (at Washington Folk Festival)
- John Henry
- Poor Boy
- Buck Dancer's Choice
- Tell Me Pretty Mama

Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell (In Vienna, Austria, October 1966, TV show)
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
- 80 Highway
- Mailman Blues


Document DLP 525
Limited Edition
1131988The Delta Boys 1934-1941 Complete Recordings in Chronological Order
Son Bonds with Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon

Brownsville Son Bonds
- All Night Long
- She Walks Like My Woman
- Weary Worried Blues
- Back And Side Blues
Brother Son Bonds
- I Want To Live So God Can Use Me
- Ain't That News ?
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
- I My Father's House
Hammie And Son
- Trouble Trouble Blues
- Tennessee Worried Blues

Son Bonds
- I'll Work Up To You Someday
- Old Bachelor Blues

The Delta Boys
- Don't You Want To Know
- You Shouldn't Do That
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Black Gal Swing
- Get Up And Go
- Every Time My Heart Beats
Son Bonds
- 80 Highway Blues
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
notes by Paul Oliver



Wolf WSE 129


(=) Wolf WBCD-003 (1991)
"Son Bonds & Charlie Pickett: Brownsville Blues"

1141989Tommy Johnson / Sleepy John Estes 1928-1930

Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues take 1
- Lonesome Home Blues take 2
- Big Fat Mama Blues


Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Sweet Mama

notes by Ricardo Reccioni
[= Alan Balfour]



Bluetime BT 2010 (Dk/I)
1151989Sleepy John Estes

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Raged And Dirty Too
- Diving Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues

- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Come Back Home, Little Girl]
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues

with Yank Rachell and Son Bonds

Document DLP 564

Document discography

1161990Sleepy John Estes
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1: 1927 - 1937


- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time

notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5015
1171990Sleepy John Estes
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 2: 1937 - 1941


- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean Up At Home New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come On Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
- Don`t You Want To Know (The Delta Boys)
- You Shouldn`t Do That (The Delta Boys)
- When The Saints Go Marching In (The Delta Boys)
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blue
- Working Man Blues

notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5016
117a1990Gus Cannon & Noah Lewis: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Volume 2
(12 September 1929 to 28 November 1930)

Cannon And Woods (The Beale Street Boys)
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beal
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil In The Woodpile
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blue
Noah Lewis
- Like I Want To Be

Noah Lewis' Jug Band
- Ticket Agent Blues
- New Minglewood Blues
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never
- Prison Wall Blues

notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5033
1181991Blues At Newport
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival 1959-64

Mississippi John Hurt
- Candy Man
- Coffee Blues
- Stagolee
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Long Gone
- Key To The Highway
Reverend Gary Davis
- Samson And Delilah
- I Won’t Be Back No More
Reverend Robert Wilkins
- The Prodigal Son
- (I Wish I Was In) Heaven Sitting Down
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman

Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachel & Hammy Nixon
- Clean Up At Home
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
- Bulldog Blues
Jesse Fuller
- I Double Double Do Love You
- San Francisco Bay Blues
John Hammond
- Me And The Devil
John Lee Hooker
- Sometimes You Make Me Feel So Bad
- Hobo Blues
Dave Van Ronk
- That Will Never Happen No More


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Vanguard CD 70115-2
1191991Sleepy John Estes: I Ain’t Gonna Be Worried No More, 1929-1941

- Milk Cow Blues
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
- Someday Baby Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Black Mattie Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Drop Down Mama
- Street Car Blues
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Blues
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Poor John Blues
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Diving Duck Blues
- Down South Blues
- Clean Up At Home
- Floating Bridge

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2004

Yazoo discography

1201994Sleepy John Estes: First Recordings

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil I The Woodpile
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Watcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O'Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Like I Want To Be
- Ticket Agent Blues
- New Minglewood
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy


JSP CD 601

notes by Keith Briggs

= JSP CD 3406 (2002)
2 CD set along with "Gus
Cannon & His Jug Stompers"
(JSP 610; 1994)
remastered by
John R.T. Davies

1211994Memphis Blues Caravan, Vol. 1

Sam Chatmon
- Forgive Me Too
Big Sam Clark
- I Fell in Love With This Woman
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Pony Blues
Earl Bell
- Travelin' Blues

Sleepy John Estes / Hammie Nixon
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long
- Yellow Yam Blues
Bukka White
- Bed Springs Blues
Furry Lewis
- Mary Tell-Blues/Mother Story
Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Happy
Houston Stackhouse
- Crying Won't Help You
Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Biscuit Boys
- Me And The Devil Blues
click to enlarge !
Memphis Archives
CD 7008
121a1994Lost Blues Tapes Vol. 1
American Folk Blues Festival 1963-65

- Della Mae - John Lee Hooker
- Hound Dog - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton
- Captain Captain - Muddy Waters
- I Got To Cut Out - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Blues Harp Shuffle - 'Big' Walter Horton
- Strong Brain Broad Mind - Willie Dixon
- Big Leg Woman - Willie Dixon
- You Got Me Runnin' - Sugar Pie Desanto
- South Side Jump - Buddy Guy
- If I Get Lucky - J. B. Lenoir
- Got A Letter This Morning - 'Mississippi' Fred McDowell
- Sail On - Roosevelt Sykes
- Memphis Boogie - Memphis Slim

- Your Best Friend's Gone - John Estes & Hammie Nixon #
- Farewell Baby - Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Della Mae - John Lee Hooker


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, jug
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ACT CD 9204
1221995Sleepy John Estes: Drop Down Mama
The Blues Collection

- Someday Baby Blues
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Stop That Thing
- Drop Down Mama
- Married Woman Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Working Man Blues
- Special Agent
- Down South Blues
- Clean Up At Home
- Milk Cow Blues
- Diving Duck Blues
- Street Car Blues
- The Girl I Love, She's Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Watcha Doin‘?




BLU NC 053
1231996Sleepy John Estes: Someday Baby

- The Girl I Love, She's Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues)
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Working Man Blues

notes by Les Fancourt

Indigo IGOCD 2041
1241996Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1958

Sleepy John Estes
- Registration Day Blues
- Policy Man (Burial Insurance Blues)
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Runnin' Around

rec. Memphis, TN, April 24, 1952
8 CD box set


Charly CDSUNBOX 7

1251996Blues Classics

Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge
3 CD set

MCA 11441
1261996Sun - 60 Originals
Authentic Blues, Rockabilly, Rock and Roll

Sleepy John Estes
- Registration Day Blues

3 CD box set


Hallmark

1271998Bukka White / Sleppy John Estes:
Tennessee Blues


Bukka White
- The New Frisco Train
- Pinebluff, Arkansas
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Sic 'Em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
- Parchman Farm Blues
- High Fever Blues
- Fixin' to Die Blues
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing

Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Milk Cow Blues
- My Black Gal Blues
- Down South Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Airplane Blues
- Liquor Store Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Mailman Blues
- Jailhouse Blues
- Working Man Blues


Wolf CD WBJ 015
127a1998Mandolin Blues

Yank Rachell
- Dig My Buddy, Joe
- Smokey Joe
- Rainy Day Blues #
- My Baby's Gonna Jump And Shout #
Carl Martin
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Grave Digger Blues
Will Hatcher
- Garbage Man Blues
- Crawdad
- Waiting Just For You
Ted Bogan
- Mary, Run To The Window
Johnny Young
- Highway 61
- Jumpin' On Eight
- Stealin'
- Mandolin Rock
- I Tried To Get You Off My Mind
- Bumble Bee
- Crawling King Snake


Rachell tracks rec. February 12, 1967 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Taj Mahal, g, # hca; Sleppy John Estes, g
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD 6004

Testament discography

1281998Sleepy John Estes: Goin' To Brownsville

- Bring Me My 38 Pistol
- Bye And Bye When The Morning Comes
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Floating Bridge
- Freedom Loan
- Goin' To Brownsville
- I'm Goin' Home
- In My Father's House
- It Was A Dream
- Lost My Eyesight
- Married Woman Blues
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Run Around
- Sleepy John Estes interviewed by Pete Welding
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Street Car Blues
- Sweet Sugar Mama
- Try Him And See
- Vernita Blues
- Working Man Blues

rec. April 19 & 22, 1962 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD 6008

Testament discography

1291999Sleepy John Estes: The Man Who Cried The Blues
Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon 1929-1941

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Black Mattie Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Watcha Doin'?
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- Vernita Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Jailhouse Blues
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Black Gal Swing
- Come Back Little Girl
- Little Laura Blues


EPM Musique 159402
1301999Sleepy John Estes: Stone Blind Blues

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Floating Bridge
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Harlem Bound
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Liquor Store Blues
- Watcha Doin'
- Working Man Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
- Special Agent Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Stone Blind Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Clean Up At Home
- Tell Me How About It
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Jack And Jill Blues
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Stop That Thing
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Drop Down
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Time Is Drawing Near


Catfish CD 117

Catfish discography

1311999Sleepy John Estes: Brownsville Blues




Wolf BC 003
131a2000Blind Willie McTell / Sleepy John Estes: Jailhouse Blues

disc 1:
Blind Willie McTell
- Georgia Rag
- Rough Alley Blues
- Low Riders Blues
- Painful Blues
- Experience Blues
- Low Down Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- Rollin Mama Blues (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- Searching The Desert For The Blues (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- It's Your Time To Worry
- Warm It Up To Me
- You Was Born To Die
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- It's A Good Little Thing
- Savannah Mama
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- My Baby's Gone
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- Love-makin Mama
- Death Room Blues
- Death Cell Blues
- Lord, Send Me An Angel


disc 2:
Sleepy John Estes
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- New Someday Blues
- Liquor Store Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Everybody Outta Make A Change
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Clean Up At Home
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
- Jailhouse Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Mary Come On Home
- Working Man Blues
- Don't You Want To Know (The Delta Boys)
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- You Should'nt Do That (The Delta Boys)
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In (The Delta Boys)

2 CD set

History CD 20.1942-HI (G)
(Nothing But The Blues
series)
1322001The Essential Sleepy John Estes

- Special Agent
- Milk Cow Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- Watcha Doin‘?
- Down South Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store
- Drop Down Mama
- Vernila Blues
- Mary Come On Home
- Floating Bridge
- Black Gal Swing (The Delta Boys)
- Working Man Blues
- Mailman Blues
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- You Shouldn't Do That (The Delta Boys)
- Airplane Blues
- Stop That Thing

- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues (with Yank Rachell)
- New Someday Baby
- Government Money
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Sweet Mama (with Yank Rachell)
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time
- Fire Department Blues (with Martha Hardin)
- Every Time My Heart Beats (The Delta Boys)
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Easin` Back To Tennessee
- Clean Up At Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- I Ain`t Gonna Be Worried No More
- Who`s Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues
- Little Laura Blues

2 CD set
notes by Gary Atkinson

Document CBL 200009
1332001Newport Folk Festival
Best of Blues 1959-68


Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
- Midnight Boogie
- On My Way From Texas
Mance Lipscomb
- Freddie
- So Different Blues
- God Moves On The Water
Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- I Double Double Do Love You
The Reverend Gary Davis
- Samson & Delilah
- I Won't Be Back No More
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
The Train is Leaving
- Drink Muddy Water
- Long Gone
- Key To The Highway
- My Baby Done Changed

Sleepy John Estes
- Clean Up At Home

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Vanguard CD 70193-2
1342002Sleepy John Estes: Newport Blues

- Intro
- Special Agent
- Wadie Green Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Up & Down
- Need More Blues
- Newport Blues
- B K Blues
- 80 Highway
- Mary Come On Home
- NYC Breakdown
- City Hall Blues
- Worried Mind Blues
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time
- Government Money
- Poor Mother's Child
- New Doorbell Blues

Never before released 1964 session with Yank Rachell (mandolin, guitar, piano and one vocal) and Hammie Nixon (harmonica, jug and two vocals)

Delmark DE 639
1352002Sleepy John Estes: The Blues - From Memphis To Chicago 1929-1941

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Telling You Buddy Brown?
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- Vernita Blues
- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues
- Clean It Up At Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It
- Drop Down
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Working Man Blues

2 CD set

Fremeaux CD 258
1362002Sleepy John Estes: Blues For Ever
1935-1938

- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Telling You Buddy Brown Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- Vernita Blues
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Blues
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Air Plane Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean Up At Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)


Black & Blue CD 254
137200?Sleepy John Estes: Working Man Blues

- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken Hearted Raggedy And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Black Mattie Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Whatcha Doin'
- Poor John Blues
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Down South Blues
- Who's Been Tellin You Buddy Brown Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T-Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Mailman Blues
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues


Fabulous CD 112
1382003Jim Dickinson Field Recordings: Delta Experimental Project Vol. 3

Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
- My Babe
Mose Vinson
- Old Blue Jumped A Rabbit
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Broke & Hungry
Alec Teal & Butter Biscuit
- Roll Me Over Slow
Johnny Woods
- So Many Cold Mornings
Furry Lewis
- Turkey In The Straw

Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge
Johnny Woods
- Lonesome Feelin'
Mose Vinson
- Barrel House Blues
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay

Sleepy John Estes & Hammy Nixon
- Race That You Don't Run
Tate County Singers
- Jesus Is On The Mainline



Birdman BMR 047
1392004Sleepy John Estes: Someday Baby

- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Floating Bridge
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Harlem Bound
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Liquor Store Blues
- Watcha Doin'
- Working Man Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
- Special Agent Blues
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Stone Blind Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Clean Up At Home
- Tell Me How About It
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Jack And Jill Blues
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Stop That Thing
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Time Is Drawing Near


Snapper SBLUECD028
1402006The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

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


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

Yazoo YAZ CD 2202
140a2006Memphis 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)
1412007Sleepy John Estes: Legendary Country Blues Artists
also featuring Yank Rachell, 'Brownsville' Son Bonds, Charlie Pickett

disc 1:
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Whatcha Doin?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- I Wanna Tear It All the Time
- Vernita Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge

disc 2:
- Need More Blues
- Jack and Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make a Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back to Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean Up at Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come on Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It (Mr Tom's Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
- Don't You Want to Know
- You Shouldn't Do That
- When the Saints Go Marching In
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind

disc 3:
Yank Rachell
- Blue and Worried Woman
- Sugar Farm Blues
- Stack O' Dollars Blues
- Night Latch Blues
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
- Gravel Road Woman
- J.L. Dairy Blues
- Rachel Blues
- Lake Michigan Blues
- I'm Wild and Crazy as Can Be
- When You Feel Down and Out
- Texas Tommy
- It's All Over
- My Mind Got Bad
- Hobo Blues
- It Seems Like a Dream
- Army Man Blues
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Worried Blues
- Biscuit Baking Woman
- Insurance Man Blues
- Up North Blues
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Tappin' That Thing
- Rainy Day Blues
- Peach Tree Blues

disc 4:
- She Loves Who She Please
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Loudella Blues
- Katy Lee Blues
'Brownsville' Son Bonds
- All Night Long
- She Walks Like My Woman
- Weary Worried Blues
- Back and Side Blues
- I Want to Live So God Can Use Me
- Ain't That News?
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
- In My Father's House
- Trouble Trouble Blues
- Tennessee Worried Blues
- I'll Work Up to You Someday
- Old Bachelor Blues
- Black Gal Swing
- Get Up and Go
- Every Time My Heart Beats
- 80 Highway Blues
- Hard Pill to Swallow, A
- Come Back Home, Little Girl
- Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal
- Trembling Blues
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
- Down the Highway

4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7779
1422008Sleepy John Estes On 80 Highway
with Hammie Nixon

- Love Grows In Your Heart
- Potato Diggin' Man
- Talk
- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead
- Holy Spirit
- 80 Highway
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Corrine Corrina
- President Kennedy (take 14)
- IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance)
- T Model Ford
- Do Lord Remember Me
- Vernita Blues
- Mary Comes On Home
- President Kennedy (take 13)
- Talk
- Brownsville Blues

rec. July 19, 1974

Delmark DE 797
1432013The Blues Revival   Volume 1 (1963-1969)

Sleepy John Estes
- Mailman Blues
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
Brownie McGhee
- Everything Gonna Be Alright
Mississippi John Hurt
- Avalon Blues
- I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down
Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
- Bye Bye Bird
- Work With Me
John Jackson
- Buck Dancer's Choice
- John Henry
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Big Walter Horton (Shakey Horton)
- Mysterious Blues
- Baby I Need Your Love
Mississippi John Hurt
- Casey Jones
- Spanish Flang Dang
- Welcome Address
Sippie Wallace
- You Don't Know My Mind
Brownie McGhee
- Stop Using Me
Big Walter Horton (Shakey Horton)
- Medley:
a) When I Lost My Baby
b) St. Louis Blues
c) Careless Love
d) John Henry
- Shakey's Boogie
John Jackson
- Tell Me Pretty Mama
- Poor Boy
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
- Harmonica Piece


Document DLP 525

16 page booklet
by Gary Atkinson

Document DOCD-5697

1449/2013Live At Caffè Lena: Music From America’s Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013

disc one:
Intro by Lena Spencer / Guy Carawan - Cripple Creek (1970)
Hedy West - Shady Grove (1968)

Intro by Lena Spencer / Sleepy John Estes - Holy Spirit (1974)
Frank Wakefield and Friends - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1971)
Jean Ritchie - West Virginia Mine Disaster (1969)
Billy Faier - Hunt The Wren (1967)
Greenbriar Boys - Hit Parade of Love (1968)
Mike Seeger - O Death (1971)
Jacqui and Bridie - Hello Friend (1974)
Tom Paxton - Morning Again (1968)
David Amram - Little Mama (1974)
Patrick Sky - Reality Is Bad Enough (1971)
Rosalie Sorrels - Travelin’ Lady (1974)
Smoke Dawson - Devil’s Dream (1968)
Utah Phillips - The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia (1974)
Michael Cooney - Thyme It Is A Precious Thing (1974)
Kate McGarrigle and Roma Baran - Caffè Lena (1972)

disc two:
Intro by Lena Spencer / Dave Van Ronk - Gaslight Rag (1974)
Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr. Bojangles (1968)
Barbara Dane - Mama Yancey’s Advice / Love With a Feeling (1968)
Roy Book Binder - Ain’t Nobody Home But Me (1974)
Intro by Lena Spencer / David Bromberg - The Holdup (1972)
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Pretty Boy Floyd (1992)
Arlo Guthrie - City of New Orleans (2010)
Aztec Two Step - The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty (1989)
Happy And Artie Traum - Trials Of Jonathan (1974)
Rick Danko - It Makes No Difference (1988)
Paul Geremia - Something’s Gotta Be Arranged (1989)
Robin and Linda Williams - -S-A-V-E-D (1987)
John Herald - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (1991)
Pete Seeger - Somos El Barco (We Are the Boat)
(1985)

disc three:
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion - Folksong (2013)
Anais Mitchell - Wedding Song (2013)
Bill Morrissey - The Last Day Of The Furlough (1990)
Patty Larkin - Island Of Time (1992)
Greg Brown - Flat Stuff (1989)
Mary Gauthier - I Drink (2013)
Sean Rowe - Old Black Dodge (2013)
Tom Chapin - Cats In The Cradle (1987)
Intro by Lena Spencer / Christine Lavin - It’s A Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind (1987)
Bill Staines - Sweet Wyoming Home (1990)
Bucky and John Pizzarelli - I Like Jersey Best (1989)
Rory Block - That’s No Way To Get Along (1989)
Chris Smither - Killing The Blues (1989)
Tift Merritt - Traveling Alone (2013)
John Gorka - Down In The Milltown (1990)
Lena Spencer - Dear Little Cafe (1972)


unreleased performances
3 CD box set

Tompkins Square TSQ 2967
1453/2014Sleepy John Estes Live in Japan
with Hammie Nixon

- Corrina Corinna (3:53) [Trio PA 6059]
- Broke And Hungry (4:36) [Trio PA 6059]
- You Shouldn't Say That (3:38) [Trio PA 6059]
- Tin Pan Alley (6:06) [Trio PA 6059]
- Holy Spirit, Don't You Leave Me (1:26) [Trio PA 6059]
- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascall You (4:04) [Trio PA 6059]
- Stop That Thing (3:30) [Trio PA 6059]
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair (4:08) [Trio PA 6059]
- Divin' Duck Blues (4:18) [Trio PA 6059] [Trio PA 6059]
- When Your Mother Is Gone (2:12) [Trio PA 6059]
- When The Saints Go Marching In (2:10) [Trio PA 6059]
- Introduction (0:21)
- Mary Come On Home (5:40) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Rats In My Kitchen (5:11) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Potato Diggin' Man (2:43) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Fox Chase (1:40) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Sleepy John's Twist (3:07) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Welcome (0:20)
- Love Grows In Your Heart (aka "Careless Love") (6:28) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Brownsville Blues (6:02) [Trio 3A-2025]
- Jesus Is On The Mainline (1:43) [Trio 3A-2025]

rec. November 27 & 28, 1974 and December 16 & 24, 1976 at concerts in Tokyo, Japan
Trio PA 6059 (Jp 1976) /
Trio 3A-2025 (Jp 1977)

notes by
Steve Tomashefsky

Delmark DE 835



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, pp. 226-228
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 147-148
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 345-348
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, pp. 149-150
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- pp. 176-178
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970, Vol. 1: A to K.- London 1987, pp. 396-399
- http://sunsite.kth.se/feastlib/mrf/yinyue/pw/ESTJOH.HTM
- http://home.t-online.de/home/mueller.lorenz/yankdisc.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/s/sleepy.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/bluetime/bluetime.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/document/document4.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/stgeorge/stgeorge.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/wolf/wolf2.htm
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources
- own record collection

source of left column picture: Front cover of Collector's Classics CC 24

thanks to Alan Balfour, Phil Hawkins, Lex Jansen, Mark Sinclair Harris, Benoît Billot, Ray Templeton, Jim Clay for additional info / scans

 

' S L E E P Y'   J O H N   E S T E S; source: Front cover of Delmark DL-603; photographer: Lars Swanberg; click to enlarge !
source: Front cover of Delmark DL-603
photographer: Lars Swanberg

 

' S L E E P Y'   J O H N   E S T E S; source: Front cover of Delmark DS-613; photographer: Lars Swanberg; click to enlarge !
source: Front cover of Delmark DS-613
photographer: Lars Swanberg

 

' S L E E P Y'   J O H N   E S T E S with one of his children; source: ; photographer: Georges Adins; click to enlarge !
John Estes 1962 with one of his children
source: Rhythm & Blues Panorama #23 (2-1963), p. 48 (back cover)
photographer: Georges Adins

 

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