L I L   G R E E N; from front cover of RCA LPV-574
source: front cover of RCA LPV-574
Lil Green with Milt Larkin in front of their touring bus circa 1943; source: back cover of Rosetta RR 1310; click to enlarge !
Lil Green with Milt Larkin in front of their touring bus circa 1943
The 15 additional men are the members of the orchestra

source: back cover of Rosetta RR 1310

Lil Green
Lillian Green
b. December 22, 1901 in Port Gibson, Mississippi

d. April 14, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois
discography

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

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Lil Green 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11940Lil Green

- Cherry Tree Blues (044973- )
- Just Rockin' (044975-1)

rec. May 9, 1940 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8464
21940Lil Green

- Romance In The Dark (044974-1)
- What Have I Done? (044976-1)

rec. May 9, 1940 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb

Bluebird B8524
31941Lil Green

- Give Your Mama One Smile (059150-1)
- My Mellow Man (059151-1)

rec. January 21, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8640
41941Lil Green

- Knockin' Myself Out (059152-1)
- I Won't Sell My Love (059153-1) #

rec. January 21, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb; # group voc

Bluebird B8659
51941Lil Green

- Why Don't You Do Right? (064130-1)
- Love Me (064131-1)

rec. April 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb





Bluebird B8714
61941Lil Green

- What's The Matter With Love? (064133-1)
- Country Boy Blues (064134-1)

rec. April 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8754
71941Lil Green

- I'm Going To Copyright Your Kisses (064132- )
- How Can I Go On (064135-1)

rec. April 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8790
81941Lil Green

- Because I Love My Daddy So (064730- )
- You're Just Full Of Jive (064732- )

rec. July 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8826
91941Lil Green

- If I Didn't Love You (064728-1)
- Hello Babe (064727- )

rec. July 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb

Bluebird B8865
101941Lil Green

- I'm Going To Start A Racket (064731- )
- Let's Be Friends (064729- )

rec. July 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8895
111942Lil Green

- Keep Your Hand On Your Heart (070799-1)
- Don't Know What I Will Do (070797-1A)

rec. January 21, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8949
121942Lil Green

- If I'm A Fool (070802-1)
- I Have A Place To Go (070800- )

rec. January 21, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B8985
131942Lil Green

- I'm Wasting My Time On You (070803-1)
- You Got Me To The Place (070798-1A)

rec. January 21, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B9010
141942Lil Green

- 99 Blues (070796-1)
- If You Want To Share Your Love (070801-1A)

rec. January 21, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B9030
15194?

Doctor Clayton
- Watch Out, Mama

Lil Green
- What Have I Done? (044976-1)

Eddie Condon's Jazz Band with Hot Lips Page
- Uncle Sam Blues
12 inch 78 rpm

Victory Disc VDisc 191
161945Lil Green

- No, Baby, Nobody But You (D5AB325)
- Boy Friend (D5AB326)

rec. April 17, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Sam Casimir, g; Robert Montgomery, b



Bluebird 34-0728
171945Lil Green

- Mr. Jackson From Jacksonville (D5AB328)
- Now What Do You Think (D5AB327)

rec. April 17, 1945 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Sam Casimir, g; Robert Montgomery, b

Bluebird 34-0733
181946Lil Green and her Orchestra

- Blowtop Blues (D6VB2522-1)
- It's Bad With My Man And Me (D6VB2521)

rec. July 23, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Julius 'Billy' Brooks, Howard Callender, Alonzo Fox, Frederick Nelly, Ben Stout, tp; Stanford Frier, Henry Stratham, James Whitney, tb; Richard Fox, Richard Overton, as; Howard Robertson, Elmer Williams, ts; Vincent McCleary, ts; Jimmy Nelson, p; Walter Johnson, b; Morey Field, Albert Saunders, dr



RCA Victor 20-1957
191946Lil Green and her Orchestra

- Last Go Round Blues (D6VB2559)
- That Old Feeling (D6VB2558)

rec. July 31,1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Richard Fox, Richard Overton, as; Elmer Williams, ts; Jimmy Nelson, p; Walter Johnson, b; Albert Saunders, dr



RCA Victor 20-2102
201946Lil Green

- Romance In The Dark (044974-1) #
- My Mellow Man (059151-1) *

# rec. May 9, 1940 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb
* rec. January 21, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb

RCA Victor 20-2161
211946Lil Green and her Orchestra

- How Come You Do Me Like You Do (D6VB2557)
- No Good Man (D6VB2560)

rec. July 31,1946 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Richard Fox, Richard Overton, as; Elmer Williams, ts; Jimmy Nelson, p; Walter Johnson, b; Albert Saunders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2214
221947Lil Green

- You've Been A Good Old Wagon (D7BV271) #
- Take Me Back To Little Rock (D7BV800) *

# rec. April 18, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Chester Grimes, Lem Johnson, saxes; Luther Henderson, , p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr
* May 8, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Lem Johnson, Budd Johnson, saxes; Roy Parker, p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr

RCA Victor 20-2417
231947Lil Green

- I Want A Good Man Bad (D7BV270) #
- Outside Of That (D7BV803) *

# rec. April 18, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Chester Grimes, Lem Johnson, saxes; Luther Henderson, , p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr
* May 8, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Lem Johnson, Budd Johnson, saxes; Roy Parker, p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr



RCA Victor 20-2589
241947Lil Green and her Orchestra

- Aggravatin' Papa (D7BV801) *
- Lonely Woman (D7BV273) #

# rec. April 18, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Chester Grimes, Lem Johnson, saxes; Luther Henderson, , p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr
* May 8, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Lem Johnson, Budd Johnson, saxes; Roy Parker, p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr

RCA Victor 20-2809
251947Lil Green and her Orchestra

- I Gotta Have It (D7VB2317)
- Them There Eyes (D7VB2320)

rec. December 2, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Dave Young, ts; Simeon Henry, p; Hurley Ramey, g; Bill Settles, b; Curtis Walker, dr



RCA Victor 20-2999
261947Lil Green

- Daddy Daddy Blues (D7VB802) #
- Rock Me Baby (D7VB2319) *

# May 8, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Lem Johnson, Budd Johnson, saxes; Roy Parker, p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr
* rec. December 2, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Dave Young, ts; Simeon Henry, p; Hurley Ramey, g; Bill Settles, b; Curtis Walker, dr

RCA Victor 20-3153
271947Lil Green

- Knockin' Myself Out (059152-1) #
- Why Don't You Do Right? (064130-1) *

# rec. January 21, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb
* rec. April 23, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Simeon Henry, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g, Ransom Knowling, sb

RCA Victor 20-3283
281947Lil Green and her Orchestra

- Walkin' And Talkin' (And Cryin' My Blues Away) (D7VB2318) *
- I Want A Man (D7BV272) #

# rec. April 18, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Howard Callender, tp; Steve Madrick,, Russel Banzer, Chester Grimes, Lem Johnson, saxes; Luther Henderson, p; Danny Perri, g; Al Hall, b; Denzil Best, dr
* rec. December 2, 1947 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; Dave Young, ts; Simeon Henry, p; Hurley Ramey, g; Bill Settles, b; Curtis Walker, dr

RCA Victor 22-0008
291949Lil Green and Her Band

- Running Around In Circles (RR000-3)
- My Be Bop Daddy (RR001-2)

rec. November 14, 1949 in Chicago, Ill.; Lil Green, voc; ts, p, g, b, dr

Aladdin 3042
301951Lil Green with Howard Biggs Orchestra

- Every Time (A633)
- I've Got That Feeling (A636)

rec. September 19, 1951 in New York; Lil Green, voc; saxes, p, g, b, dr

Atlantic 951
  

- Tonight's The Night (A634) #
- Please Be Mine (A635)
- I Feel So Good (A637)

rec. September 19, 1951 in New York; Lil Green, voc; saxes, p, g, b, dr (Howard Biggs Orchestra)
Atlantic unissued

# Atlantic 81696 (1986) [???]

311956Lil Green

- Romance In The Dark (DOVB-0141)
- Why Don't You Do Right


Groove G-5004
[RCA subsidiary]

45 rpm / LP / CD compilations
321960Singin' The Blues

Leadbelly
- Good Morning Blues
Lizzie Miles
- Yellow Dog Gal Blues
Hot Lips Page Trio, Hot Lips Page, voc
- Just Another Woman

Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right
Fats Waller and his Rhythm, Fats Waller, voc
- Bessie, Bessie, Bessie
Wingy Manone and his Orchestra, Wingy Manone, voc
- How Long Blues

Louis Armstrong and his All Stars with Jack Teagarden, voc
- Fifty-Fifty Blues
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers with Billy Valentine, voc
- How Blue Can You Get
Earl Hines and his Orchstra with Billy Eckstine, voc
- Jelly, Jelly
Count Basie and his Orchstra with Jimmy Rushing, voc
- Walking Slow Behind You
Charlie Ventura and his Orchestra with Lucy Reed, voc
- You've Got A Date With The Blues
Sextet of the Rhythm Club of London with Hazel Scott, voc
- Mighty Like The Blues
notes by Leonard Feathers


click to read notes !
Camden CAL 588 (US)

= Camden CDN-147
(UK 1960)

331963Original Rhythm & Blues Hits By Rhythm & Blues Stars

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- So Glad You're Mine
The Four Clefs
- Dig These Blues
Big Maceo
- Chicago Breakdown
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Elevator Woman
Mickey & Sylvia
- Love Is Strange

Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right?
Tampa Red
- Early In The Morning
Washboard Sam
- Gonna Hit The Highway



Camden CAL 740
33a1964Lil Green

- Romance In The Dark (RPKM-7061)
- Why Don't You Do Right (RPKM-7062)

7 inch 45 rpm



RCA Victor 47-8449
341971Lil Green: Romance In The Dark
1940-1946

- Romance In The Dark
- Just Rockin'
- What Have I Done
- Give Your Mama One Smile
- My Mellow Man
- Knockin' Myself Out
- What's The Matter With Love
- Love Me

- Why Don't You Do Right
- How Can I Go On
- Country Boy Blues
- If I Didn't Love You
- I'm Wasting My Time On You
- If I'm A Fool
- Now What Do You Think
- Blowtop Blues

prod. by Don Schlitten
notes by Leonard Feathers







RCA LPV-574
35197?Lil Green / Big Maceo

Lil Green
- Romance In The Dark
Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues



RCA Victor 447-0914
361972?Great Blues of the 30's & 40's

Lil Green
- My Mellow Man
Thomas "Fats" Waller
- Sugar Blues
Mildred Bailey
- Downhearted Blues
Oran "Hot Lips" Page
- My Fightin' Gal
Billie Holiday
- Billie's Blues
Jimmy Rushing
- Don't You Miss Your Baby?

Dinah Washington
- Evil Gal Blues
"Pappa" Snow White
- Blood On The Moon
Wini Beatty
- That Ain't Right, Baby
Pleasant Joe
- Levee Blues
Julia Lee
- I Was Wrong
Wynonie "Blues" Harris
- Baby, Look At You

Tulip TLP 103
371976Pipe, Spoon, Pot And Jug

- Kickin' The Gong Around - Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
- Pipe Dream Blues - Hazel Meyers
- Junker's Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Reefer Man - Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
- Dopey Joe - Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart
- You'se A Viper - Stuff Smith And His Onyx Club Boys
- Plastic Jesus - Mantanooska Thunderbuck


- Knockin' Myself Out - Lil Green
- Dope Head Blues - Victoria Spivey
- Cocaine Habit Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Take A Whiff On Me - Huddie Leadbetter
- Selling That Stuff - Mckinney's Cotton Pickers
- Harlem Gin Blues - Sam Price And His Texas Blusicians
- Don't You Make Me High - Blue Lu Barker and Danny Barker's Fly Cats

Stash ST 102

Stash discography

381977The Blues

Volume 1: Country and City Blues
- Working Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- I'se Just A Bad Luck Man - Casey Bill Weldon
- Friendless Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Vitamin A - Big Joe Williams
- Mozelle Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Big Woman Blues - Johnny Temple
- When You Feel Down - Lonny Johnson
- If I Get Lucky - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

- For B.B. King - T-Bone Walker
- Mercy Mama - Tampa Red
- Devil's Son-In-Law - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Black Spider Blues - Robert Lockwood Jr.

- What Have I Done - Lil Green
- My Black Name Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- She's Making A Fool Out Of Me - Washboard Sam
- You Got To Run Me Down - William 'Jazz' Gillum



Volume 2: Blues Pianists, Boogie Woogie and Blues Shouters
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo
- Sunny Road - Roosevelt Sykes
- Just One More Time - Walter Davis
- Rocks In My Bed - Leroy Carr
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Jivin' The Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Eddie's Blues - Eddie Boyd
- Chicago Breakdown - Big Maceo

- Slow And Easy Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Cuttin' The Boogie - Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons
- Bye Bye Baby - Jimmy Rushing
- How Long How Long Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Cleanhead Blues - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
- Hootie Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Thirsty Mama Blues - Hot Lips Page
- Moaning The Blues - Victoria Spivey



Volume 3: When The Jazzmen Play The Blues
- Back O'Town Blues - Louis Armstrong
- Winnin' [sic] Boy Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning - Sidney Bechet
- If You See Me Comin' - Mezzrow Ladnier Quintet
- Across The Track Blues - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
- House Rent Boogie - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
- Ride My Blues Away - Harlan Leonard & His Rockets

- That's The Blues Old Man - Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra
- Mobile Bay - Rex Stewart
- Rangoon - Cootie Williams
- A Tiny Bit Of Blues - Big Maceo
- Fats Waller's Original E Flat Blues - Fats Waller
- Low Bottom no 2 - Wild Bill Davis
- Hey Ba-Ba Re-Bop / Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra


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







RCA PM 42039 (Fr 1977)
391980Mean Mothers
Independant Women's Blues Volume 1

Martha Copeland
- Good Time Mama (1927)
Bessie Brown
- Ain't Much Good In The Best Of Men Nowdays (1926)
Maggie Jones
- You Ain't Gonna Feed In My Pasture Now (1926)
Susie Edwards
- Oh Yeah (1927)
Bernice Edwards
- Long Tall Mama (1928)
Gladys Bently
- How Much Can I Stand? (1928)
Mary Dixon
- You Can't Sleep In My Bed (1929)
Bertha Idaho
- Move It On Over Here (1929)

Rosa Henderson
- Can't Be Bothered With No Sheik (1931)
Harlem Hannah
- Keep Your Nose Out Of Mama's Business (1933)
Lil Armstrong
- Or Leave Me Alone (1936)
Blue Lou Barker
- I Don't Dig You Jack (1939)
Rosetta Howard
- Come Easy,Go Easy( 1939)
Ida Cox
- One Hour Mama (1939)

Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right? (1941)
Billie Holiday
- Baby Get Lost (1949)
notes by Rosetta Reitz







Rosetta RR 1300

= Rosetta CD 1300 (1991)

Rosetta discography

401981A Very Special Stash
The Best Of Reefer Songs

Claude Jones & Dan Redmond
- Reefer Man
Bea Foote
- Weed
Barney Bigard Sextet with Joe Thomas
- Sweet Marijuana Brown
The Harlem Hamfats
- Weed Smoker's Dream
Fats Waller
- Reefer Song
Buck Washington
- Save The Roach For Me
Lil Green
- Knockin' Myself Out

Harlan Lattimore Orchestra
- Reefer Man [?]
Buster Bailey's Orchestra
- Light Up [?]
Sidney Bechet
- Viper Mad
Julia Lee
- Lotus Blossom [?]
Benny Goodman
- [?]
Champion Jack Dupree
- Junker's Blues
[?]

taken from seven Stash albums

Stash ST 120

Stash discography

411983Easin' In
Women Sing The Blues 1924-1941

Bessie Jackson
- Tired As I Can Be
- Reckless Woman Blues
Bobbie Cadillac
- Easin' In
Mae Glover
- Good Hearted Woman
Hattie Bolton
- Move That Thing
Memphis Minnie
- You Can't Rule Me
Mary Harris
- No Christmas Blues
Clara Smith
- Don't Advertise Your Man

Willie Mae McKenzie
- Get Business On Your Mind
Bessie Jackson
- Drinking Blues
Elizabeth Washington
- My Low Down Brown

Lil Green
- I Won't Sell My Love
Ruth Willis
- I'm Still Sloppy Drunk
Wiley And Wiley
- Irenes Bakershop Blues
Bessie Jackson
- That's What My Baby Likes
Coot Grant
- Deceiving Man Blues
notes by Frank Scott
and Nancy Noennig



Muskadine M 105

Muskadine discography

421985Lil Green Chicago 1940-1947
Foremothers Volume 5

- Hello Babe
- If You Want To Share Your Love
- I Won't Sell My Love
- Romance In The Dark
- How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
- Now What Do You Think?
- What's The Matter With Love
- Why Don't You Do Right?

- You're Just Full Of Jive
- I Want A Good Man Bad
- Give Your Mama One Smile
- Let's Be Friends
- My Mellow Man
- I Have A Place To Go
- Outside Of That
- That Old Feeling
notes by Rosetta Reitz







Rosetta RR 1310

Rosetta discography

431985Going Back On The Farm
Blues in Chicago 1940-1942

Roosevelt Sykes
- Let The Black Have His Way
Baby Doo
- I'm Gonna Walk Your Log
Big Bill Broonzy
- Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues

Lil Green
- 99 Blues
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Machine Gun Blues
The Florida Kid
- I'm Going Back On The Farm
Little Bill Gaither
- Life Of Leroy Carr
Big Joe & His Rhythm
- What Will I Do

Yank Rachell
- Katy Lee Blues
Gene Gilmore
- She Got Something There
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues
Frank Edwards
- Three Women Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw's Buddy
- Sleeping By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Kind Lover Blues
Peter Chatman & His Washboard Band
- The Jive Blues
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Good Old Cabbage Greens
notes by John Cowley



Travelin' Man TM-809


Travelin' Man discography

441986Atlantic Blues: Vocalists

- You Got To Know How - Sippie Wallace #
- Suitcase Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Trouble In Mind - Jimmy Witherspoon
- In The Evening - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) - Lavern Baker
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor - Mama Yancey #
- How Long Blues - Mama Yancey

- St. Louis Blues - Big Joe Turner #
- Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop - Big Joe Turner

- I've Got That Feelin' - Lil Green
- Every Time - Lil Green
- Destination Love - Wynonie Harris
- Tell A Whale Of A Tale - Wynonie Harris
- Rain Is A Bringdown - Ruth Brown
- R.B. Blues - Ruth Brown #


- I Don't Want To Be President - Percy Mayfield #
- Nothing Stays The Same Forever - Percy Mayfield
- River's Invitation - Percy Mayfield
- Just Like A Fish - Esther Phillips
- Pouring Water On A Drowning Man - Otis Clay
- Did You Ever Love A Woman - Rufus Thomas
- Baby Girl, pts. 1 & 2 - Titus Turner

- Ain't That Loving You - Bobby 'Blue' Bland
- It's My Own Tears That's Being Wasted - Johnny Copeland
- Cheatin' Woman - Eldridge Holmes
- I Had A Dream - Johnny Taylor
- Takin' Another Man's Place - Aretha Franklin
- It's A Hang Up Baby - Z.Z. Hill
- Home Ain't Home At Suppertime - Z.Z. Hill #

# not on CD
2 LP set

Atlantic 7-81696-1


also part of 8 LP set (1986)
"Atlantic Blues"


(=) Atlantic CD 81696-2 (1990)

451986Viper Mad Blues
16 Songs of Dope and Depravity

- Kickin' The Gong Around - Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra
- Dope Head Blues - Victoria Spivey
- Cocaine Habit Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
- Pipe Dream Blues - Hazel Meyers
- Smoking Reefers - Larry Adler
- Take A Whiff On Me - Leadbelly
- Killin' Jive - The Cats & The Fiddle
- You'se A Viper - Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys

- The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow - Cleo Brown
- Reefer Man - Baron Lee & The Blue Rhythm Band
- The Onyx Hop - Frankie Newton & His Uptown Serenaders

- Knockin' Myself Out - Lil Green
- Junker's Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Reefer Hound Blues - Curtis Jones
- The Reefer Song - Fats Waller
- I'm Feeling High And Happy - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra


CD bonus tracks:
- When I Get Low, I Get High - Chick Webb & His Orchestra
- Ol' Man River (Smoke A Little Tea) - Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutter
- Blue Reefer Blues - Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards
- Cocaine - Dick Justice
- Reefer Head Woman - Jazz Gillum & His Jazz Boys
- Willie The Weeper - Frankie 'Halfpint' Jaxon
- Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan
- Blue Drag - Freddy Taylor & His Swing Men From Harlem
- A Viper's Moan - Willie Bryant & His Orchestra



Jass 4

Stash/Jass discography


= Jass CD 4
"25 songs ..."


= Mojo MOJ 306 (1996)

461987The RCA Victor Blues & Rhythm Revue

- Romance In The Dark - Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right? - Lil Green
- After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
- Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines & His Orchestra (v – Billy Eckstine)
- Jelly, Jelly - Earl Hines & His Orchestra (v- Billy Eckstine)
- I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - Etta Jones
- Hot Rod - Illinois Jacquet

- Dry Bones - The Delta Rhythm Boys
- Take The "A" Train - The Delta Rhythm Boys
- Rock With It - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
- Two Guitar Boogie - Rene Hall
- Rooming House Boogie - Cab Calloway & His Cab Jivers
- Moanin' The Blues - Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra (v- Annisteen Allen)
- Hey, Pretty Baby - Count Basie & His Orchestra (v – Jimmy Rushing)


- Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Count Basie & His Orchestra
. D'Natural Blues - Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
- Cole Slaw - Jesse Stone & His Orchestra
- Butcher Boy - Mr Sad Head
- Reliefin' Blues - Blow-Top Lynn & His House Rockers
- Get Rich Quick - Little Richard
- Squeeze Me - Milt Trenier & His Solid Six

- Thinkin' 'Bout My Mother - Little Richard
- Rockin' Daddy-O - The Heartbreakers
- All Night Baby - The Robins
- Bam Balam - The Du Droppers
- Boot 'Em Up - The Du Droppers
- Open Up - King Curtis
- Shout (Parts 1 and 2) - The Isley Brothers


compiled by Gregg Geller
2 LP set

RCA 6279 (US)




= RCA PL 86279(2) (G)

471988Female Blues 1940-1942

Lil Green
- Cherry Tree Blues
- I'm Going To Copyright Your Kisses
- Because I Love My Daddy So
- I'm Going To Start A Racket
- 99 Blues
- Don't Know What I Will Do
- You Got Me To The Place
- Keep Your Hand On Your Heart

Streamline Mae
- Streamline Blues (21.1.1941)
- School Boy Blues (21.1.1941)
- Romance In The Dark (21.1.1941)
- Blues Blues (21.1.1941)
Clara Morris
- Cry On,Daddy (27.3.1941)
- I Stagger In My Sleep (27.3.1941)
- I'm Blue Daddy (27.3.1941)
- Poker Playing Daddy (27.3.1941)



Document DLP 548

Document discography

481990Lil Green

- Romance In The Dark
- Let's Be Friends
7 inch 45 rpm

Collectables 4585
491991Atlantic Blues Box

disc 1: Guitar (81694-2)
- Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell
- Shake 'Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- My Baby Don't Love Me - John Lee Hooker
- Tall Pretty Woman - Stick McGhee
- The Blues Rock - Texas Johnny Brown
- There Goes The Blues - Texas Johnny Brown
- Bongo Boogie - Texas Johnny Brown
- Two Bones And A Pick - T-Bone Walker
- Let Me Know - Chuck Norris
- Down Through The Years - Guitar Slim
- Okie Dokie Stomp - Cornell Dupree
- TV Mama - Big Joe Turner
- Reconsider Baby - Al King
- Midnight Midnight - Mickey Baker
- I Smell Trouble - Ike & Tina Turner
- Why I Sing The Blues - B.B. King
- Crosscut Saw - Albert King
- Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
- Shake For Me - John Hammond Jr.
- Flood Down In Texas - Stevie Ray Vaughan


disc 2: Piano (81695-2)
- Yancey Special - Jimmy Yancey
- Talkin' Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- Mournful Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Salute to Pinetop - Jimmy Yancey
- Shave 'Em Dry - Jimmy Yancey
- Frankie & Johnny - Jack Dupree
- T.B. Blues - Jack Dupree
- Strollin' - Jack Dupree
- Tipitina - Professor Longhair
- Blue Sender - Vann 'Piano Man' Walls
- After Midnight - Vann 'Piano Man' Walls
- Roll 'Em Pete - Joe Turner
- Fore Day Rider - Jay McShann
- My Chile - Jay McShann
- Cow Cow Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Albert's Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Low Society - Ray Charles
- Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon
- Floyd's Blues - Floyd Dixon
- After Hours Blues - Texas Johnny Brown
- Junco Partner - Doctor John
- I Don't Know - Willie Mabon


disc 3: Vocalists (81696-2)
- Suitcase Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Trouble In Mind - Jimmy Witherspoon
- In The Evenin' - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Gimme A Pigfoot - LaVern Baker
- How Long Blues - Mama Yancey
- Oke-She-Make-Me-Pop - Joe Turner

- I've Got That Feelin' - Lil Green
- Every Time - Lil Green
- Destination Love - Wynonie Harris
- Tell A Whale Of A Tale - Wynonie Harris
- Rain Is A Bringdown - Ruth Brown
- Nothing Stays The Same Forever - Percy Mayfield
- River's Invitation - Ted Taylor
- Just Like A Fish - Esther Phillips
- Pouring Water On A Drowning Man - Otis Clay
- Did You Ever Love A Woman - Rufus Thomas
- Baby Girl Parts 1 & 2 - Titus Turner
- Ain't That Lovin' You - Bobby Bland
- It's My Own Tears That's Bein' Wasted - Johnny Copeland
- Cheatin' Woman - Eldridge Holmes
- I Had A Dream - Johnny Taylor
- Takin' Another Man's Place - Aretha Franklin
- It's A Hang-Up Baby - Z.Z. Hill


disc 4: Chicago (81697-2)
- Chicago Blues - Johnny Jones
- Poor Man's Plea - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- My Baby She Left Me - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- T-Bone Shuffle - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- I Wonder Why - Freddie King
- Play It Cool - Freddie King
- Wake Up This Morning - Freddie King
- Gambler's Blues - Otis Rush
- Feel So Bad - Otis Rush
- Reap What You Sow - Otis Rush
- Highway 49 - Howlin' Wolf
- Honey Bee - Muddy Waters
- Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
- Dust My Broom - Johnny Shines
- Please Send Me Someone To Love - Luther Allison
- Walkin' The Dog - Luther Johnson
- I Feel So Good - J.B. Hutto


compiled by Bob Porter
LP-sized 4 CD box set

Atlantic CD 82309
48a1993Reefer Songs
23 Original Jazz & Blues Vocals

- Reefer Man - By Harlen Lattimore and his Connie’s Inn Orchestra
- The Man From Harlem - Cab Calloway Orchestra
- Here Comes The Man With The Jive - Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys
- If You’re A Viper - Bob Howard and his Boys
- Texas Tea Party - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
- Light Up - Buster Bailey’s Rhythm Busters
- Jack, I’m Mellow - Trixie Smith
- Sweet Marijuana Brown - Barney Bigard Sextet

- Viper Mad - Sidney Bechet With Noble Sister’s Swingers
- Weed Smokers Dream - The Harlem Hamfats
- The “G” Man Got The “T” Man - Cp Johnson And Band
- All The Jive Is Gone - A. Kirk And His 12 Clouds Of Joy
- The Stuff Is Here - Georgia White
- Wackey Dust - Chick Webb And His Orchestra
- Who Put The Bensedrine In Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine - Harry Gibson
- Jerry The Junker - Clarence Williams And His Orchestra


CD bonus tracks:
- Reefer Song - Fats Waller
- Lotus Blossom - Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends
- Willie The Chimney Sweeper - Ernest Rodgers
- Weed - Bea Foote
- Save The Roach For Me - Buck Washington

- Knockin' Myself Out - Lillian 'Lil' Green
- Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club

Stash ST 100 (1976)
"Reefer Songs
16 Original Jazz Classics"


(=) Jass CD 7

Stash discography

501995Lil Green: Why Don't You Do Right? 1940-1942

- Romance In The Dark
- Just Rockin'
- Cherry Tree Blues
- What Have I Done?
- Give Your Mama One Smile
- My Mellow Man
- Knockin' Myself Out
- I Won't Sell My Love
- Why Don't You Do Right?
- What's The Matter With Love?
- Love Me
- Country Boy Blues
- How Can I Go On
- Hello Babe
- If I Didn't Love You
- Because I Love My Daddy So
- I'm Going To Start A Racket
- 99 Blues
- Don't Know What I Will Do
- You Got Me To The Place
- If You Want To Share Your Love
- If I'm A Fool
- I'm Wasting My Time On You
notes by Jean Buzelin

EPM Musique
Blues Collection BC 158212
511996Lil Green: I Got The Blues

- Romance in the Dark
- Give Your Mama One Smile
- What Have I Done?
- What's the Matter With Love?
- Love Me
- How Can I Go On?
- Why Don't You Do Right?
- Just Rockin'
- Country Boy Blues
- I'm Wastin' My Time on You
- If I'm a Fool
- Knockin' Myself Out
- Let's Be Friends
- I Won't Sell My Love
- Hello Babe
- I Have a Place to Go
- If You Want to Share Your Love
- If I Didn't Love You

Collector's Edition 27
521996Blues Women
The Blues Collection # 73

- I've Got Ford Movements In My Hips - Cleo Gibson
- Chicksaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing) - Memphis Minnie
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman - Sippie Wallace
- Lock And Key - Bessie Smith
- Trouble In My Mind Blues - Bertha 'Chippie' Hill
- My Man O' War - Lizzie Miles
- Pig Iron Sally - Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan)
- Shipwrecked Blues - Clara Smith
- I've Got What It Takes (It Breaks My Heart To Give It Away) - Margaret Webster
- Doggone My Good Luck Soul - Hattie Hudson
- Muddy Creek Blues - Mary Johnson
- Second-Handed Blues - Margaret Johnson
- My Daddy Rocks Me - Trixie Smith
- Alley Boogie - Georgia White
- Minor Blues - Lil Johnson
- Love With A Feeling - Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson)
- Hard Time Blues - Ida Cox
- Cheatin' On Me - Maggie Jones

- Why Don't You Do Right ? - Lil Green
- Bootie Wah Bootie - Lillie Mae





Orbis BLU NC 073
531998Lil Green: Complete Recorded Works 1946-1951
in Chronological Order

- It's So Bad With My Man And Me
- Blow Top Blues
- How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
- That Old Feeling
- Last Go Round Blues
- No Good Man
- I Want A Good Man Bad
- You've Been A Good Old Wagon
- I Want A Man
- Lonely Woman
- Take Me Back To Little Rock
- Aggravatin' Papa
- Daddy Daddy Blues
- Outside Of That
- I Gotta Have It
- Walkin' And Talkin'
- Rock Me Baby
- Them There Eyes
- Running Around In Circles
- My Be Bop Daddy
- Every Time
- I've Got That Feelin'
notes by Steve Tracy

RST Blues Documents 1527
541998Female Blues - The Remaining Titles 1938-1949

Bea Foote
- Weeds
- Could Be You
- Baby Ain't You Satisfied
- Satisfied
Ruby Smith
- Back Water Blues (take 2)

Lil Green
- I'm Going To Copyright Your Kisses
- Let's Be Friends
- You're Just Full Of Jive
- Keep Your Hand On Your Heart
- I Have A Place To Go
- No Baby, No One But You
- Boy Friend
- Now What Do You Think
- Mr. Jackson From Jacksonville
Perline Ellison
- Razor Totin' Mama
- New That Ain't Right
Wee Bea Booze (Muriel Nicholls)
- These Young Men Blues
- So Good
- See See Rider
Monette Moore
- You Don't Live Here No More
- Peace, Sister, Peace
- Keep I'm Guessing
Lillie Mae Kirkman
- Lovin' Man Blues
- Lonesome
notes by Steve Tracy

RST Blues Documents 1528
552002Lil Green: Romance In The Dark

- Romance In The Dark
- Give Your Mama One Smile
- What Have I Done?
- What's The Matter With Love?
- Love Me
- How Can I Go On
- Why Don't You Do Right?
- Just Rockin'
- Country Boy Blues
- I'm Wasting My Time On You
- If I'm A Fool
- Knockin' Myself Out
- Let's Be Friends
- I Won't Sell My Love
- Hello Babe
- I Have A Place To Go
- If You Want To Share Your Love
- If I Didn't Love You

ABM 1297


= Fabulous 124 (2003)

562003Lil Green 1940-1941

- Cherry Tree Blues
- Romance In The Dark
- Just Rockin'
- What Have I Done
- Give Your Mama One Smile
- My Mellow Man
- Knockin' Myself Out
- I Won't Sell My Love
- Why Do You Do Right
- Love Me
- I'm Going To Copyright Your Kisses
- What's The Matter With Love
- Country Boy Blues
- How Can I Go On
- Hello Babe
- If I Didn't Love You
- Let's Be Friends
- Because I Love My Daddy So
- I'm Going To Start A Racket
- You're Just Full Of Jive

Classics CD 5072
572004Lil Green 1942-1946

- 99 Blues
- Don't Know What I Will Do
- You Got Me To The Place
- Keep Your Hand On Your Heart
- I Have A Place To Go
- If You Want To Share Your Love
- If I'm A Fool
- I'm Wasting My Time On You
- I'm Wasting My Time On You (faster version)
- No, Baby, Nobody But You
- Boy Friend
- Now What Do You Think
- Mr. Jackson From Jacksonville
- It's Bad With My Man And Me
- Blowtop Blues
- How Come You Do Me Like You Do
- That Old Feeling
- Last Go Round Blues
- No Good Man

Classics 5099
582005Lil Green 1947-1951

- I Want A Good Man Bad
- You've Been A Good Old Wagon
- I Want A Man
- Lonely Woman
- Take Me Back To Little Rock
- Aggravatin' Papa
- Daddy Daddy Blues
- Outside Of That
- I Gotta Have It
- Walkin' And Talkin'
- Rock Me Baby
- Them There Eyes
- Running Around In Circles
- Mybe-bop Daddy
- Every Time
- I've Got That Feeling

Classics 5131
592007Atlantic Blues 1949-1970

disc 1:
- Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee - Stick McGhee
- Drank Up All The Wine Last Night - Stick McGhee
- The Razor Ball - Barrelhouse Sammy
- Last Dime Blues - Barrelhouse Sammy
- Mardi Gras In New Orleans - Roy 'Baldhead' Byrd
- Hey Now Baby - Professor Longhair
- She Walks Right In - Professor Longhair
- Tee-nah-nah - Harry Van Walls
- Let's Do It - Stick McGhee
- House Warmin' Boogie - Stick McGhee
- Dallas Bebop Blues - Lawyer Houston
- In The Army Since 1941 - Soldier Boy Houston
- Goodnight Irene - Leadbelly
- Vicksburg Blues '51 - Little Brother Montgomery
- Talkin' Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- Yancey Special - Jimmy Yancey
- Santa Fe Blues - Jimmy & Mama Yancey
- Monkey Woman Blues - Jimmy & Mama Yancey
- Worried Life Blues - Ray Charles
- All Night Lover Blues - Jimmy 'Baby Face' Lewis


disc 2:
- Jump, Everybody, Jump - Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade
- Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere - Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade
- I'm So Good To You (Pretty Baby) - Jimmy 'Baby Face' Lewis
- Rock Me Daddy - Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade
- Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! - Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade
- Chains Of Love - Joe Turner
- Bump Miss Susie - Joe Turner
- Let's Get Together And Make Some Love - Jimmy Lewis

- Every Time - Lil Green
- I've Got That Feelin' - Lil Green
- Sweet Sixteen - Joe Turner
- Alarm Clock Boogie - Odelle Turner
- Messin' Up - Chuck Norris
- Losing Hand - Ray Charles
- Feelin' Sad - Ray Charles
- Tv Mama - Joe Turner
- Oke-she-moke-she-pop - Joe Turner
- Last Call For Whiskey - Choker Campbell
- Tipitina - Professor Longhair
- Who's Been Fooling You - Professor Longhair


disc 3:
- Big Foot May - Hal Paige
- In The Evening - Joe Turner
- Roll Baby Roll - Floyd Dixon
- Wait Baby - Little Johnny Jones
- Hoy Hoy - Little Johnny Jones
- Chicago Blues - Little Johnny Jones
- Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon
- When I Get Lucky - Floyd Dixon
- Floyd's Blues - Floyd Dixon
- Papa Ain't Salty - T-Bone Walker
- Play On Little Girl - T-Bone Walker
- T-bone Blues Special - T-Bone Walker
- Roll 'em Pete - Joe Turner
- Piney Brown Blues - Joe Turner
- Down Through The Years - Guitar Slim
- It's Too Late - Chuck Willis
- Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon
- How Long Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon
- T-bone Blues - T-Bone Walker
- Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker


disc 4:
- After The Lights Go Down Low - Al Hibbler
- Empty Bed Blues - Lavern Baker
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Lavern Baker
- Preaching The Blues - Lavern Baker
- Nasty Boogie - Champion Jack Dupree
- Junker's Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Along About Midnight - Guitar Slim
- My Time Is Expensive - Guitar Slim
- Trouble In Mind - Jimmy Ricks
- Romance In The Dark - Jimmy Ricks
- Two Years Of Torture - Ray Charles
- I'm Gettin' 'long Alright - Esther Phillips
- Confessin' The Blues - Esther Phillips
- Cherry Red - Esther Phillips
- Going Down Slow - Aretha Franklin
- Today I Sing The Blues - Aretha Franklin
- River's Invitation - Aretha Franklin
- Play It Cool - Freddie King
- I Don't Know - Freddie King
- My Love For You Will Never Die - Otis Rush


prod. by Billy Vera
4 CD box set

Rhino Hand R2 7737
(limited edition)
 

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 328
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 180-181
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 386-387
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 200-201
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Cover of Fabulous CD 124

thanks to Alan Balfour and George Sweeny for additional information / scans

Lil Green; source: Cover of Blues Collection # 73; click to enlarge !
Lil Green
source: Cover of Blues Collection # 73

Lil Green; source: Gatefold of RCA LPV-574 (courtesy Burt Goldblatt); click to enlarge !
Lil Green
source: Gatefold of RCA LPV-574 ("courtesy Burt Goldblatt")

Lil Green; source: Gatefold of RCA LPV-574 (courtesy Charlie Fowlkes); click to enlarge !
Lil Green
source: Gatefold of RCA LPV-574 ("courtesy Charlie Fowlkes")

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