S H I R L E Y   G R I F F I T H; from cover of Blue Goose 2011
source: cover of  Blue Goose 2011
photographer's name not given

Shirley
Griffith

b. April 26, 1907 near Brandon, Mississippi
d. June 18, 1974 in Indianapolis, Indiana

discography

S H I R L E Y   G R I F F I T H; from cover of Flyright LP 523
source: cover of  Flyright 523; photographer: Art Rosenbaum

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

Shirley Griffith LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11964The Blues of J. T. Adams and Shirley Griffith
indiana ave. blues


- Walkin' Blues #
- Match Box Blues *   @ youtube
- Indiana Avenue Blues (instr)
- In The Evening #
- "A" Jump (instr)

- Oh Mama How I Love You #
- Kansas City *
- Bright Street Jump (instr)
- Done Changed The Lock On My Door #
- Blind Lemon's Blues *
- Naptown Boogie (instr)

rec. 1961 in Indianapolis, IN by Arthur Rosenbaum; Shirley Griffith, g, # voc; J. T. Adams, g, * voc

= re-released on Prestige PRCD-9917-2 (1999)

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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Bluesville BVLP 1077

Bluesville discography

21965The Blues of Shirley Griffith: saturday blues

- Meet Me In The Bottom
- River Line Blues   @ youtube
- Shirley's Jump (instr)   @ youtube
- Take Me Back to Mama
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues

- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues   @ youtube
- Hard Pill To Swallow   @ youtube
- Maggie Campbell Blues   @ youtube
- My Baby's Gone

rec. c.July 1961 in Indianapolis, IN by Arthur Rosenbaum; Shirley Griffith, voc, g

= re-released on Dust-to-Digital DTD-08 (2007)

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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Bluesville BVLP 1087

Bluesville discography

31973Shirley Griffith: Mississippi Blues

- Shaggy Hound Blues   @ youtube
- Big Road Blues
- Going Away Blues
- River Line Blues
- Mean Mistreater Mama
- Delta Haze Blues [aka Shirley's Jump] (instr)
- Cool Kind Papa From New Orleans

- One Room Country Shack
- Bad Luck Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- King Of Spades
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Flying Eagle Blues

rec. around 1972 ín Indianapolis, IN by Nick Perls; Shirley Griffith, voc, g
notes by Stephen Calt
[having almost nothing to do
with Shirley Griffith]

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Blue Goose 2011

Blue Goose discography

41977Indianapolis Jump

Shirley Griffith & J.T. Adams
- Maggie Campbell #
- Saturday Blues #   @ youtube
- Indianapolis Jump (instr) #
- Big Road Blues #
Yank Rachell & Shirley Griffith
- Mandolin Jump (instr) []
J.T. Adams & Shirley Griffith
- Kill It Kid (instr) §
- I Don't Feel Welcome *
- The Hop Joint (instr) §
- Kentucky Guitar Blues *

Pete Franklin
- Lowdown Dirty Ways
- The Fives
- Penal Farm Blues
Bertha Lee Jones
- Spanish Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Little Girl Blues
- Cherry
James Easly
- Big Leg Woman


rec. in Indianapolis, IN by Art Rosenbaum; photographs by Art Rosenbaum
# rec. September 1960; Shirley Griffith, voc, g; J. T. Adams, g
* rec. September 1960; J. T. Adams, g, sp; Shirley Griffith, sp
[] rec. June 17, 1964; Yank Rachell, mand, sp; Shirley Griffith, g
§ rec. June 1, 1966; J. T. Adams, g; Shirley Griffith, g

= re-released on Dust-to-Digital DTD-06 (2006), Dust-to-Digital DTD-12 (2009), Dixiefrog DFGCD8697 (2010)

Scrapper Blackwell discography

Pete Franklin discography

Yank Rachell discography

notes by Art Rosenbaum



Flyright LP 523

Flyright discography

51999Down the Country Way
The Bluesville Years   Volume Nine

J.T. Adams And Shirley Griffith
- Match Box Blues [Bluesville BVLP 1077]
- O Mama How I Love You [Bluesville BVLP 1077]
Robert Curtis Smith
- Get A Real Young Woman
- I'm Going Away
Smoky Babe
- Hottest Brand Goin'
- Locomotive Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Free Again
- Rolling Stone
Wade Walton
- Rock Me, Mamma
- Blues, Stay Away From Me
Big Joe Williams
- Jockey Ride Blues
- Coal And Iceman Blues
Pete Franklin
- I Got To Find My Baby
- Black Gal
Scrapper Blackwell
- Blues Before Sunrise
- A Blues
Blind Willie Mctell
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Don't Forget It
Tampa Red
- Dark And Stormy Night
- You Better Let My Gal Alone


Prestige PRCD-9917-2

Bluesville discography

611/2006Art Of Field Recording Sampler CD

- Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down - Rev. Willie Mae Eberhard/Sister Fleeta Mitchell/Rev. Willie Eberhand
- Fred Adams - Ray Rhodes
- Grondeuse, La (The Scolding Woman) - Fidel Martin
- Big Foot Feller - Buell Kazee
- Blues - Eddie Bowles
- Tony Gave a Picnic - Ralph Sheckel
- 12th Street Rag - Frosty Lamb/Buzz Fountain
- Eve and Adam (Pickin' Up Leaves) - McIntosh County Shouters
- Five to My Five - Rev. Howard Finster
- Carabina Treinta-Treinta (30-30 Rifle) - Epifanio Sanchez and Group
- I'm Dying, Mother - Bert Hare
- Eternal Day - Georgia Sacred Harp Convention
- Tom Watson Tune - Mabel Cawthorn
- Danish Galop - Dwight Lamb
- Billy in the Low Ground - Smokey Joe Miller/Gordon Tanner
- Who Killed Poor Robin? - Ollie Gilbert
- Georgia Blues - Cecil Barfield
- Free Go Lily - Doc & Lucy Barnes
- Miller's Will, The - Dr. C.B. Skelton
- Brickyard Joe - John W. Summers
- Old John Henry Died on the Mountain - Henry Grady Terrell

- Big Road Blues - Shirley Griffith [Flyright LP 523)]
- Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Gal - Vaughn Eller/Lawrence Eller
- Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad - Golden River Grass



Dust-to-Digital DTD-06

dust-digital.com

711/2007Art Of Field Recording Volume I
50 Years of Traditional American Music documented by Art Rosenbaum

disc 3:
- Georgia Bottleneck Blues - Cecil Barfield   @ youtube
- Carroll County Blues - Gordon Tanner, Smokey Joe Miller & Uncle John Patterson
- Brooks' Blues - Brooks Berry & Scrapper Blackwell
- Key To The Highway - Neal Patman & Bill Giles
- Red River Blues - J. T. Adams
- Nobody's Business - George Childers
- Bowles' Blues - Eddie Bowles
- Got The Blues So Bad - Cliff Sheats
- Guitar Pete's Blues - Guitar Pete Franklin

- Peach Orchard Mama - James Yank Rachel & Shirley Griffith [] [previously unreleased]
- Big Leg Women - James Easley, Guitar Pete Franklin & Raymond Holloway
- Leaving Here, Don't Know Where I'm Going - Joe K. Rakestraw & Art Rosenbaum
- The Mogul - Neal Patman
- Deep Ellum Blues - Buford Boyd & Willard Benson

- River Line Blues - Shirley Griffith [Bluesville BVLP 1087]
- Going Down The Road Feeling Bad - Jake Staggers
- I Cried All Night Long - Harvie Sims

- Maggie Campbell Blues - Shirley Griffith [Bluesville BVLP 1087]
- How Long Blues - Guitar Pete Franklin
- "A" Blues - Scrapper Blackwell


disc 3:
76 (4) Fair and Tender Maidens Lomax, Mary 2:08 Sound Clip for Fair and Tender Maidens from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 77 (4) The Bird's Song Sandage, Virgil 1:07 Sound Clip for The Bird's Song from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 78 (4) The Elfin Knight Underhill, Anna Sandage 2:37 Sound Clip for The Elfin Knight from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 79 (4) Gypsy Davy Gilliam, Stan 1:19 Sound Clip for Gypsy Davy from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 80 (4) Black Jack Davy Lomax, Mary 2:05 Sound Clip for Black Jack Davy from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 81 (4) Black Jack Davy Rhodes, Ray 1:09 Sound Clip for Black Jack Davy from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 82 (4) The Battle of Stone River Parks, Oscar 3:57 Sound Clip for The Battle of Stone River from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 83 (4) Froggy Went A-Courting Phillips Wonders 1:44 Sound Clip for Froggy Went A-Courting from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 84 (4) The Factory Girl Heekin, Mary 2:41 Sound Clip for The Factory Girl from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 85 (4) I'm a Noble Soldier Cook, Jim 1:50 Sound Clip for I'm a Noble Soldier from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 86 (4) The Young Man's Lament Underhill, Anna Sandage 2:36 Sound Clip for The Young Man's Lament from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 87 (4) The Butcher's Boy Smelser, Vern 1:46 Sound Clip for The Butcher's Boy from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 88 (4) Lady Lye Gilbert, Ollie 2:24 Sound Clip for Lady Lye from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 89 (4) Lullabies Gilliam, Stan :45 Sound Clip for Lullabies from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 90 (4) Utah Carl Gilbert, Ollie 6:09 Sound Clip for Utah Carl from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 91 (4) Billy Button Moore, Mary Ruth 2:11 Sound Clip for Billy Button from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 92 (4) Ring Plays Ellison, Oneitha & Group 4:31 Sound Clip for Ring Plays from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 93 (4) Mohawk Love Song Lazore, Misterr & Missus 1:57 Sound Clip for Mohawk Love Song from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 94 (4) Shenandoah Gerrard, Alice 1:43 Sound Clip for Shenandoah from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 95 (4) Two Little Boys Brown, Greg [16] & Lala 3:34 Sound Clip for Two Little Boys from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 96 (4) Down in the Arkansas Lomax, Mary 1:32 Sound Clip for Down in the Arkansas from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 97 (4) I'll Drink and Be Jolly Loggins, Bonnie 1:13 Sound Clip for I'll Drink and Be Jolly from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 98 (4) We'll March Around the Wall Barnes, Brady "Doc" 1:32 Sound Clip for We'll March Around the Wall from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 99 (4) John Came Home Smelser, Vern 3:09 Sound Clip for John Came Home from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 100 (4) The Farm Out West Kimmett, Margaret 2:09 Sound Clip for The Farm Out West from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 101 (4) Frankie and Johnny Rhodes, Ray 1:55 Sound Clip for Frankie and Johnny from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 102 (4) The Farmer's Son Reedy, Della Mae 2:11 Sound Clip for The Farmer's Son from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 103 (4) The Famous Wedding Thacker, Maude 1:28 Sound Clip for The Famous Wedding from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 104 (4) Sail Away, Lady/Greenback [Medley] Gilliam, Stan 1:42 Sound Clip for Sail Away, Lady/Greenback [Medley] from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 105 (4) The Lame Soldier Parks, Sudie 2:31 Sound Clip for The Lame Soldier from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 106 (4) Pearl Bryan Parks, Oscar 3:54 Sound Clip for Pearl Bryan from Art of Field Recording, Volume II (4 CD Box) 107 (4) Sing, Sing, What'll I Sing? Loggins, Bonnie James 'Yank' Rachell & Shirley Griffith
-
- Mandolin Stomp (instr) (aka Mandolin Jump) [] [Flyright LP 523]
[] rec. June 17, 1964; Yank Rachell, voc/sp, mand; Shirley Griffith, g

Yank Rachell discography

4 CD set
96 page book

Dust-to-Digital DTD-08

dust-digital.com

81/2009Art Of Field Recording Volume II
50 Years of Traditional American Music documented by Art Rosenbaum

Shirley Griffith
- Big Road Blues [Flyright LP 523]

4 CD set
96 page book

Dust-to-Digital DTD-12

dust-digital.com

92010Dixiefrog presents Black & White
Recorded in the Field by Art Rosenbaum

Henry Grady Terrel - Old John Henry Died On The Mountain
The Chancey Brothers - I Wish I Was A Mode In The Ground
Mose Parker - John Henry
Silver Light Gospel Singers - Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'round
Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller - Devilish Mary

James "Yank" Rachell & Shirley Griffith - Mandolin Stomp [Flyright LP 523]
Lawrence Eller & Vaughn Eller - Down The Road
Golden River Grass - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Jake Staggers - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Brady Doc & Lucy Barnes - Free Go Lily
Ben Entrekin & Uncle John Patterson - Flat Foot Charlie
Cecil Barfield - Georgia Bottkeneck Blues
Lawrence McKiver & The McIntosh County Shouters - Jubilee
Marie Lomax - Lord Daniel
The Eller Brothers & Ross Brown - Don't Go Riding Down That Old Texas Trail
Guitar Pete Franklin - Guitar Pete's Blues
Albert Hash & Art Rosenbaum - Train 45
Eddie Bowles - Bowles' Blues
George Childers - Nobody's Business
Scrapper Blackwell - Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog
Fleeta & Rev. Nathaniel Mitchell - Brother, You Ought T've Been There
Tony Bryant - Broke Down Engine
Juanita & Oscar Shorty Shehan - Free Little Bird
The Balfa Brothers & Nathan Abshire - J'ai passé devant ta porte


Yank Rachell discography


Dixiefrog DFGCD8697

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 3, 184, 453
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 202
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 17-18, 495
- "Shirley Griffith".- Living Blues 19 (Jan./Febr. 1975), p.3
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column photo: front cover of Bluesville BVLP 1087 (photographer: Art Rosenbaum)

thanks to Jennings Falcon for additional info

 

J.T. Adams and Shirley Griffith; from front cover of Bluesville BVLP 1077
J.T. Adams and Shirley Griffith; from front cover of Bluesville BVLP 1077
photographer: Art Rosenbaum

 

J.T. Adams and Shirley Griffith; source: eBay auction of photograph used on the front cover of Bluesville BVLP 1077
J.T. Adams and Shirley Griffith
source: eBay auction of photograph used on the
front cover of Bluesville BVLP 1077 (see picture above)
photographer: Art Rosenbaum

 

Shirley Griffith; source: eBay auction of photograph used on the front cover of Flyright LP 523
Shirley Griffith
source: eBay auction of photograph used on the
front cover of Flyright LP 523 (see picture at the top)
photographer: Art Rosenbaum

 

J.T. Adams and Shirley Griffith; source: back cover of Flyright LP 523
J.T. Adams and Shirley Griffith
source: back cover of Flyright LP 523
photographer: Art Rosenbaum

 

Shirley Griffith; source: back cover of Flyright LP 523
Shirley Griffith
source: back cover of Flyright LP 523
photographer: Art Rosenbaum
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