S O N   H O U S E   1970; photographer: Giuseppe Pino
Son House 1970; photographer: Giuseppe Pino
S O N   H O U S E June 1970; photographer: Les Astrella
Son House June 1970   photographer: Les Astrella
Son House
Edward James House, Jr.
b. March 21, 1902 in Riverton, Mississippi
d. Oktober 19, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan
 
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

Son House 78 rpm / EP / LPs / CDs
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
11930Son House

- Dry Spell Blues - part 1 (L-425-4)   @ youtube
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2 (L-426-2)   @ youtube

rec. May 28, 1930 in Grafton, WI; Son House, voc, g



Paramount 12990
1a1930Son House

- Preachin' The Blues - part 1 (L-410-1)   @ youtube
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2 (L-411-1)   @ youtube

rec. May 28, 1930 in Grafton, WI; Son House, voc, g

only copy known to exist owned by Richard Nevins

Paramount 13013
1b1930Son House

- My Black Mama - part 1 (L-408-2)   @ youtube
- My Black Mama - part 2 (L-409-2)   @ youtube

rec. May 28, 1930 in Grafton, WI; Son House, voc, g
best copy owned by Richard Nevins

Paramount 13042
1c1930Son House

- Mississippi County Farm Blues (L-401)   @ youtube
- Clarksdale Moan (L-407)   @ youtube

rec. May 28, 1930 in Grafton, WI; Son House, voc, g



Paramount 13096

Yazoo CD 2202 (2006)

   

- Walkin' Blues (9/2#1) []   @ youtube
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

rec. May 28, 1930 in Grafton, WI; Son House, voc, g; [] Willie Brown, g

[] test pressing found in 1985, now in the possession of Richard Nevins

Paramount unissued ?

[] Document 532 (1988)
    Document 5002 (1990)

1d1962Negro Blues And Hollers
From the Archive of Folk Song

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


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

- Low Down, Dirty Dog Blues. Sung and played by Son House With Guitar At Robinsonville, Ms, 1942

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



Library of Congress
AFS L59
21962Really! The Country Blues 1927-1933

Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues
William Moore
- Old Country Rock

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- France Blues
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues

Sam Collins
- The Jail House Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama
Henry Sims
- Tell Me Man Blues
Buster Johnson
- Undertaker Blues
Henry Thomas
- Don't Ease Me In
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues, Parts 1 and 2


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Origin Library OJL-2

2a1963The Mississippi Blues 1927-1940

Bukka White
- The Panama Limited
- Special Streamline
Willie Brown
- Future Blues
- M & O Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- I Do Blues

Mississippi John Hurt
- Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied
- Louis Collins
William Harris
- Bullfrog Blues
- Hot Time Blues
Skip James
- If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

Son House
- Preachin The Blues - part 1
- Preachin The Blues - part 2

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OJL-5

OJL discography

31963Son House & J.D. Short:
Blues From The Mississippi Delta


Son House
- My Black Woman [6607-B-3(a) Walking Blues]
- Sun Goin Down [6607-A-1 Low Down Dirty Dog Blues]
- I Aint Goin To Cry No More [6607-A-2(a) Depot Blues]
- This War Will Last You For Years [6607-B-1(a) American Defense]
- Was I Right Or Wrong [6607-B-2 Am I Right Or Wrong]
- County Farm Blues

J.D. Short
- So Much Wine
- Train, Bring My Baby Back
- You Been Cheating Me
- Fighting For Dear Old Uncle Sam


rec. August 1942 by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress
J. D. Short tracks rec. July 3rd, 1962, in St. Louis

Folkways FA 2467




= Folkways FTS 31028 (1968)
"Delta Blues"


= XTRA 1080 (UK 1969)


= Verve/Folkways FV-9035
"Blues from the Mississippi
Delta"


Son House "rediscovery" on June 23, 1964
photo taken in front of 61 Greig Street (Corn Hill neighborhood), Rochester, New York,
where Son House lived with his wife Evie in a third floor walk-up apartment (#9)

Nick Perls, Dick Waterman, Son House, Phil Spiro
Nick Perls, Dick Waterman, Son House, Phil Spiro
source: Eric von Schmidt & Jim Rooney: Baby, let me follow you down.
The illustrated story of the Cambridge folk years.- New York 1979, p. 194
photographer: Mrs. House using Dick Waterman's camera

Phil Spiro: How we found Son House

Phil Spiro: How we found Son House; source: The Broadside Vol. III # 11 (1964) 'Newport issue', pp. 2, 4
The Broadside of Boston Vol. III # 11 (1964) "Newport issue", pp. 2, 4


Rebecca Davis: Child is Father to the Man
How Al Wilson taught Son House how to play Son House
with photos by Dick Waterman

click to enlarge !   click to read article !
source: Blues Access # 35 (Fall 1989), pp. 40-43

41965The Mississippi Blues Number 2

Son House
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues
- Long Ways From Home
Charlie Patton
- Rattlesnake Blues
- Screamin And Hollerin The Blues
Jaydee Short
- Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake
- Telephone Arguin' Blues

Blind Willie Reynolds
- 3rd Street Woman Blues
- Nehi Blues
Robert Wilkins
- I'll Go With Her Blues
- Get Away Blues
Hi Henry Brown
- Titanic Blues
- Preacher Blues
Joe Calicott
- Fare Thee Well Blues
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues

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Origin Library OJL-11

51965The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues

- Death Letter
- Pearline
- Louise McGhee
- John The Revelator
- Empire State Express *

- Preachin' Blues
- Grinning In Your Face
- Sundown
- Levee Camp Moan #

rec. April 12/14, 1965 in Boston; Son House, voc, g; Al Wilson, * second g, # hca; prod. by John Hammond [Sr.]
front cover photo by Dick Waterman
notes by Dick Waterman



Columbia CL 2417
= CBS 62604
= SBC Sony Sopj94 (Jp)


= Edsel ED167 (1985)
"Death Letter"

61965The Newport Folk Festival 1965

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Mellow Down Easy
The Lilly Brothers (with Tex Logan & Don Stover)
- Black Mountain Rag

Son House
- Sundown Blues
Ishangi Dance Troupe
- Washwoman
Moving Star Hall Singers
- Been In The Storm So Long
Eric Von Schmidt (with Fritz Richmond, Mel Lyman, Geoff Muldaur & Maria d'Amato)
- My Love Comes Rolling Down

Bill Keith & Jim Rooney
- Banjo Medley
John Koerner (with Tony Glover, hca)
- Duncan And Brady
Maria d'Amato (with Geoff Muldaur, g)
- Trick Ain't Walkin' No More

Son House
- Death Letter Blues
Chambers Brothers
- Bottle Music
- I Got It
Mel Lyman, hca
- Rock Of Ages


rec. July 24/25, 1965 Newport, Ri.
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Vanguard VRS 9225 (mono)
VSD 79225 (stereo)
71966Son House & Robert Pete Williams: Live!

Son House (1965)
- Depot Agent Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- Death Letter Blues

Robert Pete Williams (1966)
- I'm A Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
- Workin' Woman Blues
- I'm Down On My Knees
- Oh Lord Please Help Me On My Way
- I'm Drunk Now


rec. live 1964, Rochester, NY



Roots SL 501 (Austria)
= Autogram SL 501 (2005)
81967Son House

- The Pony Blues (6608-A-2(a))
- The Jinx Blues (No. 1) (6609-A-3)

rec. July 17, 1942 by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress



Herwin 92401

Roots RL 332
Roots RSE 1
Folklyric 9002

Herwin discography

91967Willie Brown / Son House

Willie Brown
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (4781-A-3)

Son House
- Shetland Pony Blues (4781-A-1)

rec. August 24 - 31, 1941 by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress



Herwin 92404

Willie Brown track:
Roots RL 332
Roots RSE 5
Flyright FLY 541

Son House track:
Roots RL 332
Roots RSE 1
Folklyric 9002

101967Living Legends
Son House, Skip James, Bukka White, Big Joe Williams

Son House
- Levee Camp Moan *
Bukka White
- Black Bottom
- Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Whiskey-Headed Woman

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
- I'm So Glad
Big Joe Williams
- So Soon
- Somebody Evil
Bukka White
- Thunderbird Blues
- Poor Boy


* rec. August 9, 1966 in New York City; all others rec. live at the Cafe Au Go Go, New York, Nov. 24-27, 1966; prod. by Jerry Schoenbaum
notes by
Brian Van der Horst
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Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3010
111967Mississippi Blues Vol. 1 (1927-1942)

Jelly Jaw Short (J.D. Short)
- Snake Doctor Blues
Blind Joe Amos
- C & O Blues
William Harris
- Early Mornin' Blues
Sam Collins
- Signifyin' Blues
Charley Patton & Henry Sims
- Mean Black Moan
- Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker
Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone, part 1 & 2

Isaiah Nettles (The Mississippi Moaner)
- Mississippi Moan
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues

Son House
- The Jinx Blues - No. 2
Bukka White
- Black Train Blues
Jelly Jaw Short (J.D. Short)
- Barefoot Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Left Alone Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
- Blue Harvest Blues
Robert Johnson
- Kind-Hearted Woman No. 2
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Roots RL 302
121968Mississippi Blues 1927 - 1941

Harvey Hull
- Gang Of Brownskin Women
Henry Sims
- Be True, Be True Blues
William Harris
- I'm Leavin' Town
Skip James
- Special Rider Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
Charley Patton
- Hang It On The Wall
Geechie Wiley
- Eagles On A Half

Mattie Delaney
- Tallahatchie River Blues
John Byrd
- Billy Goat Blues
Charley Patton
- Mean Black Moan
- Pea Vine Blues
Bobby Grant
- Nappy Head Blue
s
Son House
- Delta Blues
Robert Johnson
- Dead Shrimp Blues
notes by Bradley Sweet
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Belzona L 1001

click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo L 1001

Yazoo discograpy

131968Mississippi Moaners 1927-1942

Mississippi John Hurt
- Big Leg Blues
Washington White
- The New 'Frisco Train
Mattie Delaney
- Down The Big Road Blues
Rube Lacey
- Ham Hound Crave
Skip James
- Cherry Ball Blues
Uncle Bud Walker
- Stand Up Suitcase Blues
Charley Patton
- Devil Sent The Rain Blues


Son House
- Special Rider Blues
Bobby Grant
- Lonesome Atlanta Blues
Mae Glover
- Gas Man Blues
Papa Harvey Hull
- Two Little Tommies Blues
Joe Calicot
- Traveling Mama Blues
The Mississippi Moaner
- Mississippi Moan
Blind Willie Reynolds
- Married Man Blues
notes by Brad Sweet
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Yazoo L 1009

notes by Stephen Calt
click to enlarge!

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Yazoo L 1009 (1978?)

notes by Brad Sweet
click to enlarge!
Yazoo CD 1009 (1991)

Yazoo discography

141968American Folk Blues Festival '67

Bukka White
- Aberdeen Blues
Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Dillard Crume, Odie Payne
- The Sky Is Crying
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Rock Island Line

Son House
- Got A Letter This Morning
Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Dillard Crume, Odie Payne
- You Be So Fine
Koko Taylor
- Wang Dang Doodle
Skip James
- Hard Luck Child
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- I'm Gonna Move Across The River
Koko Taylor
- What Kind Of Man Is This
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Walk On


rec. October 15, 1967 at Kongress-Halle, Berlin
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= Fontana 885.433 TY

= L + R 42.070 (198?)

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= L+R CD-2070

Bellaphon CDLR 726322

L+R discograpy

151972Son House: The Legendary 1941-1942 Recordings In Chronological Sequence

- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- The Key Of Minor

- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues - part 1
- The Jinx Blues - part 2

rec. by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress

Roots RSE 1 (A)
(Special edition)




= Folklyric 9002


= Arhoolie 9002 (1969)


= Autogram RSE-1 (2006)
(Collector's series)

15a1973Legendary Sessions - Delta Style
The Famous Paramount Recordings in Chronological Order

Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues
- Long Ways From Home

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
Willie Brown
- M&O Blues
- Future Blues

Louise Johnson
- On The Wall
- By The Moon And Stars

Son House
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Son House, Willie Brown
- Fo' Clock Blues #
Willie Brown
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor #
Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Willie Brown, Leroy Williams
- Goin' To Fishing #

# "supplements to RSE-1 (Son House 1941-42 Library of Congress Sessions)"
Roots RSE-5 (A)
(Special edition)




= Autogram RSE-5
(Collector's series)

161969The Vocal Intensity Of Son House
King Of Mississippi Blues Singers

- Son's Blues
- Yonder Comes My Mother
- Shetland Pony Blues

- Preachin' The Blues
- Empire State Express
- Grinnin' In Your Face (with Evie House, tambourine)
- Sun Goin' Down (alt tk)

rec. Sept. 22/23/24, 1969, Rochester, NY.

Roots/Saydisc SL-504 (A)
171970Son House: John The Revelator

- Monologue: The Blues #
- Between Midnight And Day *[]
- I Want To Go Home On The Morning Train *[]
- Levee Camp Moan *
- This Little Light Of Mine *

- Monologue: Thinkin' Strong *
- Death Letter #
- How To Treat A Man ##
- Grinnin' In Your Face #
- John The Revelator #

* rec. June 30, 1970 live at the 100 Club, London; *[] with Al Wilson, hca
# rec. July 14, 1970 live at the 100 Club, London; ## with Delta Dave (Kelly), g
notes by Chris Trimming
and Ron Watts



Liberty LBS 83391 (UK)

notes by Alan Balfour


liner notes by Alan Balfour, part I; click to enlarge !

liner notes by Alan Balfour, part II; click to enlarge !
= Sequel NEXCD 207
(UK 1992)

notes by David Evans

= Capitol CDP 7243 8
31830 29 (1995)
"Delta Blues & Spirituals"
(Capitol Blues Selection
series)

181970Stefan Grossman
The Ragtime Cowboy Jew


- So They Say
- Sound Techniques Recording Blues
- The Birthday Song (People Get Ready)
- Odyssey

- The Alibi (Hush My Babe)
- Georgia Camp Meeting
- A Prairie Song
- Waterfalls

- New Pony Blues (Son House, voc; Stefan Grossman, g) #
- Bye And Bye


- Matesa
- Morning Blues
- Satisfied And Tickled Too
- High Society
- Soldier's March
- Fat Man
- Kokomo
- Belzona Blues

- Orphan Sunday
- Little Sally Walker
- Make Believe Stunt
- Roseberry Hill

- Yonder Comes The Blues (Son House, voc; Stefan Grossman, g; Paul Rowan, harm) #
- A Pretty Little Tune (more info)

# rec. July 1970 in London
DLP
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Transatlantic TRA(E) 223
191970Cream Of The Crop

Son House
- Shetland Pony Blues
Willie Brown
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Bukka White
- Sic 'Em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
William Harris
- Kitchen Range Blues
Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers
- Go I'll Send Thee
- Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime
Bo Weavil Jackson (Sam Butler)
- Why Do You Moan?


Son House
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues - part 1
Alfred Lewis
- Mississippi Swamp Moan
Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins
- Workin' On The Railroad
- Yellow Woman Blues
Richard (Rabbit) Brown
- James Alley Blues
The Beale Street Sheiks
- Rockin' On The Hill Blues



Roots RL 332
20197?Delta Blues
Skip James, Son House, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
- Ramblin' On My Mind
- Come On In My Kitchen
- Phonograph Blues
- Cross Road Blues
- Little Queen Of Spades
- Drunken Hearted Man
- Stop Breakin' Down
- Love In Vain

Charley Patton
Skip James
Son House
- Sundown (R-26-1) *

* rec. Sept. 23, 1969 in Rochester, NY



Roots RL 339 (A)
211972Blind Lemon Jefferson / Son House

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- Delta Blues *

Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Wartime Blues
- Weary Dog Blues
- Gone Dead On You Blues
- One Dime Blues
- Lemon's Cannonball Moan
- Eagle Eyed Mama
- Dynamite Blues
- Big Night Blues


Eddie James House, Jr. (Son House), voc, g; * Leroy Williams, hca
Blind Lemon Jefferson, voc, g
notes by Arnold S. Caplin





Biograph BLP-12040
221972Deep South Country Blues

Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues part 1
- Cottonfield Blues part 2
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues
Willie Brown
- M & O Blues
- Future Blues
William Harris
- Bull Frog Blues

Son House
- My Black Mama part I
- My Black Mama part II
Harvey Hull
- ...
Buster Johnson
- Undertaker Blues
William Moore
- One Way Gal
- Old Country Rock
Henry Sims
- Tell Me Man Blues
George "Bullet" Williams
- ...

Flyright LP 102
231972Blues For Your Pocket

Blind Willie Johnson
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Son House
- New Pony Blues
Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
Big Bill Broonzy
- Guitar Shuffle
Brownie McGhee
- Sportin' Life Blues

Memphis Slim
- Boogie Woogie Piano Styles
Little Brother Montgomery
- Lonesome Mama
Sticks McGhee
- Drink Of Wine Mop Mop
J.D. Short
- So Much Wine
James 'Son' Thomas
- Beefsteak Blues
Fred McDowell
- Mojo Hand


compiled by Mike Leadbitter
notes by Mike Leadbitter
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Transatlatic TRA SAM 25

= Guimbarda 30111057 (Sp 1979)

23a1972The 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
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Vanguard VSD 25/26

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

(=) Vanguard CD 25/26 (1988)
www.vanguardrecords.com

241974Son House: The Real Delta Blues
14 Songs From The Man Who Taught Robert Johnson

- Milkcow's Calf Blues
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Rochester Blues [= 'Louise McGhee']
- Hobo [instr.]
- Lake Cormorant Blues [= 'Levee Camp Moan']
- Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
- Mississippi County Farm Blues [= Bl. Lemon Jefferson's 'See That My Grave ...']

- Pony Blues
- Trouble Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- A Down The Stuff [instr.]
- The D. T. Moan (instr)
- Lord Have Mercy When I Come To Die
- Soon In The Morning [= 'Pearline']

privately taped Rochester, NY, in the early 1960s by Nick Perls
notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose 2016

TB1,6

251976Great 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
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click to read track list !
Vanguard VSD 77/78

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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

261977Stefan Grossman
Country Blues Guitar
Festival

- Special Rider Blues * (Jo Ann Kelly, voc)
- Pallet On Your Floor (Sam Mitchell, 2nd g)

- New Pony Blues * (Son House, voc; Stefan Grossman, g) #
- One Kind Favour (Jo Ann Kelly, voc)
- Hollerin' For My Crow Jane *(Mike Cooper, voc + 2nd g)
- Hard Time Killin' Floor * (Jo Ann Kelly, voc)

- If You Haven't Any Hay ... * (Jo Ann Kelly, voc)
- Ragtime Mama Blues (Sam Mitchell, 2nd g)
- Someday Baby * (Jo Ann Kelly, voc)

- Yonder Comes The Blues * (Son House, voc; Stefan Grossman, g; Paul Rowan, harm) #
- Weeping Willow * (Mike Cooper, voc)
- Brownsville Blues (Jo Ann Kelly, voc)


# rec. July 1970 in London
* re-released 1990 on Shanachie CD 98001/2 ("How To Play Blues Guitar")
previously on
Transatlantic TRA 223

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Kicking Mule 145 [US]
= Sonet SNKF 129 [UK]
= Sonet 69056 [D]

271979Walking Blues

Son House
- Levee Camp Blues
- Goverment Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
Fiddlin' Joe Martin
- Fo' Clock Blues
Willie Brown
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Goin' To Fishing

Son House
- Special Rider Blues
Leroy Williams
- Uncle Sam Done Called
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus
David Edwards
- Spread My Raincoat Down
- Water Coast Blues
- Army Blues
- Wind Howlin' Blues
- Roamin And Ramblin Blues


rec. by Alan Lomax in the early 1940s
notes by John Cowley







Flyright FLY 541
281980John And Old Marster
Negro Folk Tales

Jim Daniels #
- The Champion Swimmer
Emmanuel Dunn
- John And The Owl

Emmanuel Dunn
- John And The Stones

Son House
- Two At The Gate *

* rec. April 24, 1965 Iowa City, Ia.
# rec. by Vincent Kohler, all others rec. by Harry Oster

accompanying booklet text taken from: Harry Oster: "Negro Humor: John and Old Marster." Journal of the Folklore Institute 5 (1968), pp. 42-57




Flyright FLY EP 01
291980Rare Blues

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- I Ain't Got Nobody

Son House
- Preachin' The Blues *
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

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


* rec. live at the University of Chicago, IL, Nov. 21, 1964 by Norman Dayron
notes by Norman Dayron
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Takoma TAK 7081

notes by Norman Dayron
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= Sonet SNTF 853
= Sonet RISLP-14115


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues"

Takoma discography

301981Son House In Concert

- It's So Hard (Levee Camp Moan)
- Judgement Day (Death Letter)
- New York Central (Empire State Express)
- A True Friend Is Hard To Find (Grinnin' In Your Face)

- Preachin' The Blues
- Change Your Mind (Son's Blues)

rec. 1965 at the Oberlin College, Oh.
notes by Robert Scherl

Stack-O-Hits 9004




= Blue Moon BMLP 1020

= Blue Moon CD 20 (1999)

(=) Varese Sarabande (2002)
= Fuel 2000 (2006)

311985Giants Of Country Blues Vol. 1 (1927-32)

Wolf WSE 116 tracks:
Willie Brown
- Future Blues
- M & O Blues
Bobby Grant
- Lonesome Atlanta Blues
- Nappy Head Blues
King Solomon Hill
- Down On Bended Knee - take 1
- Down On Bended Knee - take 2
- Gone Dead Train
- Tell Me Baby
- Whoopee Blues - take 1
- Whoopee Blues - take 2


Son House
- Dry Spell Blues-part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
Rube Lacy
- Ham Hound Crave
- Mississippi Jail House Groan

Wolf WSE CD 107 tracks:
Bobby Grant
- Nappy Head Blues
- Lonesome Atlanta Blues
Rube Lacy
- Mississippi Jail House Groan
- Ham Hound Crave
Willie Brown
- M & O Blues
- Future Blues
King Solomon Hill
- Whoopee Blues
- Whoopee Blues
- Down On My Bended Knee
- Down On My Bended Knee
- The Gone Dead Train
- Tell Me Baby

Son House
- My Black Mama (Part 1)
- My Black Mama (Part 2)
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 1)
- Preachin' The Blues (part 2)
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 1)
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 2)
- Walking Blues
John Henry Barbee
- Six Weeks Old Blues
- God Knows I Can't Help It
- You'll Work Down To Me Someday
- Against My Will




Wolf WSE 116


(=) Wolf WSE CD 107 (2002)

3219??Son House In Concert

- Pony Blues
- Motherless Children
- Preachin' Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- Infinity Blues
- Death Letter Blues

- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Levee Camp Moan
- Empire State Express
- Yonder Comes My Mother *
- Louise McGee *

rec. live at the Gaslight Cafe, New York City on Jan. 3, 1965
* rec. live at the Wabash College, Indiana on Nov. 23, 1964

Stefan Grossman
Guitar Workshop release
(cassette only)

Document DOCD-5663

331986The Roots Of Robert Johnson

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
Leroy Carr
- When The Sun Goes Down

Son House
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
Lonnie Johnson
- Life Saver Blues
Henry Thomas
- Red River Blues
Charley Patton
- Revenue Man Blues

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
Skip James
- 22-20 Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
The Mississippi Sheiks
- Sitting On Top Of The World
Scrapper Blackwell
- Kokomo Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Go Ahead, Buddy
Johnnie Temple
- Lead Pencil Blues


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Yazoo L 1073

Yazoo discography

341987Son House Vol. 1 (1965 - 1970)
Previously unissued material plus three bonus tracks

- Levee Camp Moan *
- Death Letter *
- I Had A Job On The Levee *
- Son's Blues - part 1 *
- Son's Blues - part 2 *
- I'm So Sorry Baby #
- Plantation Song #
- Mister Suzie-Q #
- Evening Train #

- Death Letter §
- John The Revelator §
- Preachin' The Blues §
- I Want To Live So God Can Use Me §
- Levee Camp Moan $
- Empire State Blues []
- New Pony Blues &
- Yonder Comes The Blues %

* film soundtrack 1968, previously unissued
# private recordings, Rochester, 1969, previously unissued
§ TV show Seattle, 1969, previously unissued
$ TV show Newport, 1965, previously unissued
[] Newport, R.I., 1965
& 1966/67
% London, 1979

Private Records PR1 (A)
351987Son House Vol. 2 (1964 - 1974)

- Preachin' The Blues *
- Son's Blues #
- Death Letter Blues #
- Pony Blues #
- Levee Camp Moan §

- Got A Letter This Morning $
- Sundown []
- Walking Blues &
- untitled original &

* Chicago concert, 1964
# Newport, R.I., 1965
§ Café Au Go Go, NYC, 1966
$ AFBF, Berlin, W. Germany, 1967
[] private recordings, Rochester, NY, 1969
& last performance, Toronto Island, 1974

Private Records PR2 (A)
361988Delta Blues Vol. 1   1929-1930

Charley Patton
- Elder Greene Blues [L-38-2-unissued Pm Test]
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone [L-43-1-unissued Pm Test]
- Hammer Blues [L-47-1-unissued Pm Test]
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues [L-398-1-unissued Pm Test]
- Long Ways From Home [L-399-2-unissued Pm Test]
- On The Wall [L-419-1-unissued Pm Test]
- By The Moon And Stars [L-420-2-unissued Pm Test]


Son House
- Walkin' Blues [unissued Pm Test]
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues [L-398-2-unissued Pm Test]
Tommy Johnson
- Morning Prayer [Unissued Pm Test]
- Boogaloosa Woman [Unissued Pm Test]
- Black Mare Blues [L-245-1-unissued Pm Test]
Alura Mack
- Woman Woman Blues [L-239-1-unissued Pm Test]





Document DLP 532
371988Giants Of Country Blues Guitar
(1967 - 1981)


Jessie Mae Hemphill #
- Eagle Bird #
- Shame, Shame #


Son House
- Baby Please Don't Dog Me 'Round
Sam Chatmon
- Stoop Down Baby
- Baby Please Come Back To Me
- Stop And Listen
Eugene Powell
- 44 Blues
- Suitcase Full Of Troubles
- Texas - Santa Fe
Furry Lewis
- Going To Brownsville

Jack Owens
- Hard Times
- Cherry Ball
- Give Me Your Money
- Devil Blues
Mager Johnson / Carey 'Ditty' Mason
- Traveling Man Blues
Mott Willis
- Traveling Man Blues
- Someday Blues
- Bad Night Blues

# rec. 1991 (on CD only)

Wolf 120.911


= Wolf CD 120.911
"Giants Of Country Blues
Guitar Vol. 1 (1967 - 1991)"

www.wolfrec.com

37a1990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds

- My Black Momma Part I - Son House
- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


LP 2
- Devil Got The Woman - Skip James
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
- The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins
- Touch Me Light Momma - George "Bullet" Williams
- Mothers Love - Blind Joe Taggart
- Skin Man Blues - "Hi" Henry Brown
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
- K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- McAbee Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee
- The Gone Dead Train - King Soloman Hill
- Hastings St. - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins


compiled by Johnny Parth
3 LP set
20 page booklet notes
by Paul Oliver
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RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
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= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

381990Stefan Grossman
How To Play Blues Guitar


- Yonder Comes The Blues (Son House, voc; Stefan Grossman, g; Paul Rowan, harm) #
- Police Dog Blues
- Easy Street
- Ragtime Mama Blues
- Corrina, Corrina
- If You Haven't Any Hay
- Don't Get On Down The Road
- Man Of My Own
- Assassination Of John Fahey
- Moon Goin' Down
- Ragged And Dirty
- Crow Jane
- Pallet On Your Floor
- Mississippi Blues no. 3

- New Pony Blues (Son House, voc; Stefan Grossman, g) #
- You Got The Pocket Book, I Got The Key
- Someday Baby
- Juicy Lucy
- Hard Time Killin' Floor
- Belzona Blues
- Oh, Babe It Ain't No Lie
- Special Rider Blues
- Weeping Willow
- Wake Up Mama


# rec. July 1970 in London, UK
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Shanachie CD 98001/2
391990Son House And The Great Delta Blues Singers (1928-1929)

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin" The Blues - part 1
- Preachin" The Blues - part 2
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- Walking Blues
Willie Brown
- M&O Blues
- Future Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - part 2
- Dough Roller Blues
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues
Joe Callicott
- Fare Tree Well Blues
- Traveling Mama Blues
Jim Thompkins
- Bedside Blues
Blind Joe (Willie) Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
- Nehi Blues
- Married Man Blues
- Third street Woman Blue
Rube Lacy
- Mississippi Jail House Blues
- Ham Hound Crave


notes by Bob Groom





Document DOCD-5002
39a1990The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives, & Steel Vol. 1

- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- untitled - Barbecue Bob
- God Don't Never Change - Blind Willie Johnson
- Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground) - Blind Willie Johnson
- St. Louis Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Experience Blues - Blind Willie McTell, Ruth Mary Willis
- Guitar Rag - Sylvester Weaver
- You Can't Get That Stuff No More - Tampa Red
- High Sheriff Blues - Charley Patton
- Homesick and Lonesome Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- Packin' Trunk Blues - Leadbelly
- I Believe I'll Make a Change - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Muscat Hill Blues - Buddy Woods
- Traveling Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Special Streamline - Bukka White
- Swing Low, Chariot - Sister O.M. Terrell

- Pearline - Son House


CBS LP
= CBS 268.064 (Br)

CBS CD 46725-2
= CBS CD CK 46218

401991Son House: Delta Blues
The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942

- Levee Camp Blues
- Goverment Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- Country Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues


Biograph BCD 118
411992Son House: Father Of The Delta Blues
The Complete 1965 Sessions

disc 1
- Death Letter
- Perline
- Louise McGhee
- John The Revelator
- Empire State Express *
- Preachin' Blues
- Grinnin' In Your Face
- Sundown
- Levee Camp Moan #

disc 2
- Death Letter
- Levee Camp Moan #
- Grinnin' In Your Face
- John The Revelator
- Preachin' Blues
- President Kennedy
- A Down The Staff
- Motherless Children
- Younder Comes My Mother *
- Shake It And Break It
- Pony Blues
- Downhearted Blues

rec. Boston, April 12/14, 1965; prod. by John Hammond [Sr.]
Son House, voc, g; Al Wilson, * second g, # hca
notes by Lawrence Cohn





Columbia/Legacy C2K 48867
= Sony SRCS 5958~9
421992Son House "At Home"
The Legendary 1969 Rochester sessions

- Son's Blues
- Yonder Comes My Mother
- Shetland Pony Blues
- I'm Sorry Baby
- Plantation Song
- Mister Suzie-Q
- Evening Train
- Sundown
- Preachin' The Blues
- Empire Sate Express
- Never Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face
- Sun Goin' Down
- A Spoken Message

notes by Bob Groom



Document DOCD-5148
431993Blues With A Feeling
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival

Mississippi John Hurt
- Here I Am Lord Send Me
- Pallet On Your Floor


Vanguard VCD2-77005
(box set)

www.vanguardrecords.com

441994Son House: The Oberlin College Concert

introduction by Dick Waterman
intro by Son House
- Levee Camp Moan

Monologue
- Death Letter
Monologue
- Empire State Express


Monologue
- Grinnin' In Your Face
- Preachin' Blues

tuning up
- Son's Blues
- Levee Camp Moan
- John The Revelator

Stack-O-Hits 9004 (1981)
= Blue Moon BMLP 1020

DLP gatefold

King Bee KB 1001


(=) Blue Moon CD 20 (1999)
= Varese Sarabande (2002)
= Fuel 2000 (2006)

451995Capitol Blues Collection

Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Terry
- Wimmin From Coast To Coast
Lil' Son Jackson
- Ticket Agent Blues
Sonny Terry
- Telephone Blues
Memphis Slim
- All This Piano Boogie

T-Bone Walker
- I'm Gonna Find My Baby
Sonny Terry
- Whoopin' The Blues
Muddy Waters
- Rock Me

Son House
- Death Letter Blues

10 inch LP
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Capitol (promotional LP)
45a1995Gospel at Newport

- Christian's Automobile - The Dixie Hummingbirds #
- Only Believe - Swan Silvertone Singers #
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning - Rev. Pearly Brown & Mrs. Christine Brown #
- Gonna Lay Down My Sword And Shield - Joseph Spence #
- Swing Down Chariot - Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes #
- Jesus Hear My Prayer - Swan Silvertone Singers #
- I've Got So Much To Shout About - The Dixie Hummingbirds #
- Trouble In The Land Will Soon Be Over - Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes #
- You Better Mind - Bessie Jones, Janie Hunter #
- See God's Ark A-Moving - Moving Star Hall Singers
- What A Time - Rev. Pearly Brown & Mrs Christine Brown #
- Highway To Heaven - Rev. Alex Bradford & The Stone Temple Baptist Church Singers #
- Samson And Delilah - Reverend Gary Davis
- This Little Light Of Mine - The Freedom Singers #

- John The Revelator - Son House #
- Every Day Will Be Sunday By And By - Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee - The Chambers Brothers/Joan Baez #
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep - Swan Silvertone Singers
- Pray On My Child - The Staple Singers


rec. live at the Newport Folk Festivals 1959, 1963-66

# previously unreleased

Vanguard
45b1996?Son House 1964 - 1970

TV Film-Soundtrack 'Mississippi Blues', Unknown date
- Introduction
- Untitled Blues
- Talking
- Death Letter Blues
TV Film-Soundtrack c. 1965
- Levee Camp Moan
- Death Letter
- The 'B-L-U-E-S' (Talking)
- I Had A Job On The Levee
- Talking
- Son's Blues - part 1
- Son's Blues - part 2
TV Show Seattle, Wa, 1969
- Death Letter
- John The Revelator
- Preachin' The Blues
- I Want To Live So Go Can Use Me
TV Show, Concert, Newport, RI, July 1965
- Levee Camp Moan (incomplete)
Live Concert, Newport, RI, July 1965
- Empire State Blues
London, July 1970
- New Pony Blues
- Yonder Comes The Blues
Concert, Chicago, November 21, 1964
- Preachin' The Blues
Live at Café 'Au Go Go', New York City, August 9, 1966
- Levee Camp Moan

20 copies worldwide
strictly limited edition
not for sale



Document no #
461997Blues With A Feeling Vol. 1

Dick Waterman
- Introduction

Son House
- Preaching Blues
- Death Letter Blues
- Empire State Express
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Louise
Reverend Robert Wilkins
- Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Round
Reverend Pearly Brown/Mrs. Christine Brown
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Mississippi Fred McDowell / Annie Mae McDowell / Rev. Robert Wilkins
- What Do You Think About Jesus
Sam 'Lightnin'' Hopkins
- The Woman I'm Loving She's Taken My Appetite
- Come On Baby
- Baby Please Don't Go
Mance Lipscomb
- Freddie
- So Different Blues
- God Moves On The Water (The Sinking Of The Titanic)



Vanguard VCD 73133

www.vanguardrecords.com

471998Son House: The Original Delta Blues

- Death Letter
- Pearline
- Louise McGhee
- John The Revelator
- Empire State Express
- Preachin' Blues
- Grinning In Your Face
- Sundown
- Levee Camp Moan
- Pony Blues
- Downhearted Blues


SME SRCS 9459
(digitally remastered)
481999Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House:
Been Here And Gone


- 4 O'Clock #
- Sun Going Down #
- Tacit - Green River
- Come To Die #
- Tacit - Been Here And Gone
- Henry Miller's Dream *
- Jo's Mistreating Blues *
- Bothering That Thing *
- Tacit - Travelling Solo

- King Street #
- Baby Where You Been *
- Tacit - For Son

- Blues Ain't Nothin' #
- Come To Die - Son's Take #
- Tacit - Slow Motion
- Rolling Log *
- Pigmeat *
- Tacit - Sour Jive
- New Stockyard Blues *
- Drunken Barrelhouse *
- Tacit - Coda For Jo


Woody Mann, g, rec. 1999
* Woody Mann, g, with Jo Ann Kelly, voc, g
# Woody Mann, g, with Son House, voc; rec. 1966
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Acoustic Music Records
319.1174.2 [D]

= Catfish CD 126 (2001)

www.woodymann.com

491999American Folk Blues Festival 1965/1966/1967/1969

Disc 3:   American Folk Blues Festival '67

Bukka White
- Aberdeen Blues
Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Dillard Crume, Odie Payne
- The Sky Is Crying
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Rock Island Line

Son House
- Got A Letter This Morning
Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Dillard Crume, Odie Payne
- You Be So Fine
Koko Taylor
- Wang Dang Doodle
Skip James
- Hard Luck Child
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- I'm Gonna Move Across The River
Koko Taylor
- What Kind Of Man Is This
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Walk On


rec. October 15, 1967 at Kongress-Halle, Berlin; Germany
4-CD-Box
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Bellaphon CDLR 726322
(45 Tracks, 165:59)
501999Son House: Preachin' The Blues

- Walking Blues
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down The Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- County Farm Blues
- Pony Blues
- Jinx Blues


Catfish CD 112
511990Son House: The Complete Library Of Congress Sessions 1941-1942

- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Fo' Clock Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- The Key Of Minor
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- Country Farm Music
- The Pony Blues
- Jinx Blues - part 1
- Jinx Blues - part 2

notes by Ray Templeton



Travelin' Man TMCD 02
51a1999Broke, Black And Blue
An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities

disc 1
Up Country Blues
- Barrel House Blues - Ed Andrews
- Georgia Stockade Blues - Tom Delaney
- Sun Brimmers Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Goin' To Leave You Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- Dry Bone Shuffle - Blind Blake
- Up Country Blues - DeFord Bailey
- Dead Drunk Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - Long 'Cleve' Reed
- Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name - Barbecue Bob
- Bo Lita - Kid Brown
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home - William & Versey Smith
- Church Bells Blues - Luke Jordan
- Two Ways To Texas - Emery Glen
- It Won't Be Long Now - Barbecue Bob & Laughing Charley
- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Rock Island Blues - Lewis Black
- Midnight Blues - Bill Moore
- Fare Thee Blues - Johnnie Head
- My Monday Woman Blues - Jim Jackson
- What's The Matter Blues - Frank Stokes
- School Girl Blues - Rosie Mae Moore
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Left Alone Blues - Ishman Bracey
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- TC Johnson Blues - T. C. Johnson


disc 2
Broke & Hungry Blues
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacey
- No More Women Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- How Long, How Long Blues - Willie Jackson
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Chicken Wilson Blues - Chicken Wilson
- Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Broke And Hungry Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Funny Feathers - Victoria Spivey
- Pitchin' Boogie - William Ezell
- Mr- Devil Blues - Jed Davenport
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Weary Heart Blues - James Wiggins
- Poor Man Blues - Henry Townsend
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- Trinity River Blues - T-Bone Walker
- Heavy Suitcase Blues - Charley Taylor
- Traveling Mama Blues - Joe Calicott
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues - Garfield Akers
- Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins

- Walking Blues - Son House
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Long Ways from Home - Louise Johnson
- Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
- Good Boy Blues - Arthur Petties
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery


disc 3
Good Whiskey Blues
- Married Man Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
- Never Mind Blues - Georgia Boyd
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens) - Kokomo Arnold
- Little Leg Woman - Big Joe Williams
- That's What My Baby Likes - Bessie Jackson
- Good Whiskey Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Strut That Thing - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Teasin' Brown Blues - Louie Lasky
- Cold Blooded Murder, No.2 - Bumble Bee Slim
- Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ashes In My Whiskey - Walter Davis
- It's Cold in China Blues - The Mississippi Moaner
- Jockey Blues - Jazz Gillum
- Prisoner Blues - George Clarke
- Back Door Blues - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Hard Scufflin' Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Jersey Belle Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me - Tommy McClennan


disc 4
Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame
- East St.Louis Blues - Faber Smith, Jimmy Yancey
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Can't You Read - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Life Is Like That - Memphis Slim
- Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forrest City Joe
- Horse Shoe Boogie - Lee Brown
- Ruby Moore Blues - Lee Brown
- Low Land Blues - Lee Brown
- Round The World Blues - Lee Brown
- Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon
- Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon
- Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon
- I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon
- Chain Gang Blues - Johnny Temple
- Yum, Yum, Yum - Johnny Temple
- My Baby's Acting Funny - Jimmie Gordon
- It's Time To Go - Jimmie Gordon
- That Woman's A Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon
- Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon
- I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - Johnny Temple
- Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill - Johnny Temple
- Dixie Flyer - Johnny Temple
- Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out - Johnny Temple
- Rhythm Mama - Johnny Temple
- New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown


4 CD set,   40 page
booklet by Joop Visser





Proper CDBOX 7 (UK 1999)
51b2000Son House: Live At The Gaslight Cafe

- Pony Blues
- Motherless Children
- Preachin' The Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- Son's Blues
- Death Letter Blues - (incomplete)
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Levee Camp Moan
- Empire State Express
- Pearline
- Yonder Comes My Mother (When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder) *
- Louise McGhee - (incomplete) *

rec. live at The Gaslight Cafe, New York, New York on January 3, 1965
* rec. live at the Wabash College, Indiana on Nov. 23, 1964
notes by
Ken Romanowski



Document DOCD-5663
522000Son House: Delta Blues

- Delta Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Levee Camp Blues
- Walking Blues
- Fo' Clock Blues
- Depot Blues
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- American Defence
- Special Rider Blues
- Walking Blues
- Country Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues

Library Of Congress Sessions 1941-1942

Arpeggio ARB 004
532001Negro Blues And Hollers
The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture

Son House, Willie Brown & Fiddlin' Joe Martin
- Camp Hollers
Charley Berry
- Cornfield Hollers
Silent Grove Baptist Church Conregation
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
Church of God Christ Congregation
- I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard For My King
David Edwards
- Worried Life Blues
William Brown
- Ragged And Dirty

Son House
- Special Rider Blues
- Depot Blues
William Brown
- Mississippi Blues
William Blackwell & William Brown
- Four O'Clock Flower Blues
William Brown
- East St. Louis Blues

Son House
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues


Rounder CD 1501
53a2001Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

disc 6: Charley's Orbit - Songs
- Booze And Blues - Ma Rainey
- The Crowing Rooster - Walter Rhodes
- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacy
- Bye Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell - Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Kansas City Blues - William Harris
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Cold Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Just A Spoonful - Charley Jordan
- Banty Rooster - Blind Pete And George Ryan
- My Grey Pony - Big Joe Williams
- Dark Road Blues - Willie Lofton Trio
- Blues - Unknown Convict
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - 9Bukka White
- Po' Boy - Bukka White
- Make Me A Pallet on the Floor - Willie Brown

- County Farm Blues - Son House
- Saddle My Pony - The Howlin' Wolf
- Forty Four - The Howlin' Wolf
- Too Close - Roebuck "Pops" Staples & Staple Singers


7-CD album

Revenant RVN-CD-212
542002Son House: Low Down Dirty Dog Blues

- Depot Blues
- Am I Right Or Wrong?
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- American Defense
- Special Rider Blues - part 1
- Special Rider Blues - part 2
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues - part 1
- The Jinx Blues - part 2
- Delta Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Levee Camp Blues
- Walking Blues
- Fo' Clock Blues


ABM CD 1240
552002Son House, Charlie Patton, Willie Brown, Louise Johnson: The Legendary Delta Blues Session

Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues
- Long Ways From Home

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
Willie Brown
- M&O Blues
- Future Blues
Louise Johnson
- On The Wall
- By The Moon And Stars

Son House
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
Charley Patton
- Dry Well Blues
- Some Summer Day - part 1
- Moon Going Down
- Bird Nest Bound



P-Vine PCD-2250
562002Son House Revisited

disc 1 (Oberlin College)
Introduction by Dick Waterman
Monologue by Son House
- Levee Camp Moan
Monologue by Son House
- Death Letter
Monologue by Son House
- Empire State Express
Monologue by Son House
- Grinnin' In Your Face
Monologue by Son House
- Preachin' Blues
Monologue by Son House
- Son's Blues
- Levee Camp Moan, version 2
Monologue by Son House
- John The Revelator

disc 2 (Gaslight Cafe / Wabash College)
- Pony Blues
- Motherless Children
- Preachin' Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- Infinity Blues
- Death Letter Blues
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Levee Camp Moan
- Empire State Express
- Yonder Comes My Mother
- Louise McGee

Stack-O-Hits 9004 (1981)
= Blue Moon BMLP 1020
(=) King Bee KB 1001(1994)
Blue Moon CD 20 (1999)

2 CD set
notes by Bill Dahl
Varese Sarabande
CD 061249 (2002)




= Fuel 2000 (2006)

572002Muddy Waters and Son House: the field recordings 1941/42

Muddy Waters
- Country Blues
- I Be's Troubled
- Ramblin' Kid
- Rosalie
- Take A Walk With Me
- Burr Clover Blues
- I Be Bound To Write To You Soon
- You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
- You Got To Take Sick And Die
- Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
- Country Blues

Son House
- Levee Camp Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues


ZirconBleu / Disque Blue CD
582003Son House: Delta Blues

- Delta Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Levee Camp Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues
- The Jinx Blues

Library Of Congress Sessions 1941-1942

Shout DK 30170
(Biograph series)

www.shoutfactory.com

592003The Very Best Of Son House
Heroes of the Blues series

- My Black Mama - part 1
- Walking Blues - (unissued test)
- Dry Spell Blues
- Country Farm Blues
- Levee Camp Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues (Death Letter)
- Grinnin' In Your Face
- Empire State Express
- John The Revelator

rec. between 1930 & 1965
notes by Mark Humphrey

Shout DK 30251

www.shoutfactory.com

602003Martin Scorsese presents the Blues: Son House

- My Black Mama - part 1
- Preachin' Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Levee Camp Blues
- Walking Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Pony Blues
- Death Letter *
- Pearline *

* from: The Legendary Son House: The Father Of The Blues

Sony CD 90485

= Sony Jazz 5125742 (2004)

612003Son House: Delta Blues

- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- Jinx Blues - part 1
- Jinx Blues - part 2

Library Of Congress Sessions 1941-1942

Biograph CD 30170
61a2003Alan Lomax - Blues Songbook

disc: 1
- Goin' Down The River - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Rolled And Tumbled - Rosalie Hill
- Cherry Ball Blues - Jack Owens & Bud Spires
- Dust My Broom - Howlin' Wolf
- Boogie Children - Joe Lee
- Stagolee - Lucious Curtis
- Stop All The Buses - Cecil Augusta
- Worried Life Blues - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards

- The Pony Blues - Son House
- Tangle Eye Blues - Walter 'Tangle Eye' Jackson
- Trouble So Hard - Vera Ward Hall
- Worried Blues - Sonny Terry
- Beggin' The Blues - Bessie Jones
- John Henry - Gabriel Brown
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- Cherry Ball Blues - Skip James
- I Hate A Man Like You - Jelly Roll Morton
- Roll 'Em - Pete Johnson
- Kokomo - The Memphis Jug Band
- Life Is Like That - Big Bill Broonzy


disc: 2
- I Could Hear My Name A Ringin' - Big Bill Broonzy
- Dimples In Your Jaws - Joe Lee
- Catfish Blues - Jack Owens & Bud Spires<
- Kill-It-Kid Rag - Blind Willie McTell
- You're Gonna Need My Help - Elinor Boyer
- The Army Blues - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- Blues De La Prison - Canray Fontenot
- I Been Drinnkin' - Vera Ward Hall
- I Been A Bad, Bad Girl - Ozella Jones
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- Boogie Instrumental - R.L. Burnside
- Blind Lemon Blues - Lead Belly
- Sweet Patootie Blues - Albert Ammons
- The Last Time - Sam Chatmon
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Desert Blues - Hattie Ellis
- Joe Turner - Hobart Smith
- Joe Turner - Miles
- Joe Turner - Big Bill Broonzy
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Hobart Smith
- How Long Blues - Sonny Terry


2 CD set

Rounder CD 1866
622004Son House: New York Central Live !

- Intro / It's So Hard
- Judgement Day
- New York Central
- True Friend Is Hard To Find
- Preachin' Blues
- Change Your Mind


SRI CD 312532 (Fr)
632004Son House: Father Of Folk Blues


MHCP 419 (Jp)
642005Son House: King Of The Delta Blues

- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- Demonstration Of Concert Guitar Tuning (The Key Of Minor)
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- Jinx Blues - part 1
- Jinx Blues - part 2

Library Of Congress Sessions 1941-1942

Fuel 2000 CD 61511
652005Son House: Delta Blues

- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues- 2
- Low Down The Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong?
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The jinx blues -part 1
- The jinx blues - part 2




Proper CD 2016
662005Son House: Delta Blues

- Walkin' Blues
- My Black Mama - part 1
- My Black Mama - part 2
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
- Preachin' The Blues - part 2
- Dry Spell Blues - part 1
- Dry Spell Blues - part 2
- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Camp Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- .Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues




Snapper Music Group CD 2
672005Skip James: Hard Time Killin' Floor

Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Devil Got My Woman
- I'm So Glad
- Cherrry Ball Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
- Hard Luck Child
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Drunken Spree
- Four O'clock Blues
- How Long Buck
- Yola My Blues Away
- Be Ready When He Comes
- What Am I To Do Blues

Son House
- My Black Mama, Pt. 1 #
- My Black Mama, Pt. 2 #
- Walkin' Blues #
- Dry Spell Blues, Pt. 1 #

# "bonus tracks", remastered by Richard Nevins
notes by Brett J. Bonner
click to enlarge !
Yazoo CD 2075
682006The 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


remastered by Richard Nevins
double CD

Yazoo YAZ CD 2202
692006Legends Of Country Blues

disc 1
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Hall Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Hard Luck Child
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Yola My Blues Away
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
- Be Ready When He Comes
- Drunken Spree
- I'm So Glad
- Special Rider Blues
- How Long Buck
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- What Am I To Do Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay, Get Down The Road

Son House
- Walkin' Blues
- My Black Mama Part 1
- My Black Mama Part 2
- Preachin' The Blues Part 1
- Preachin' The Blues Part 2
- Dry Spell Part 1
- Dry Spell Part 2

disc 2
- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Fo' Clock Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- The Key Of Minor
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues Part 1
- The Jinx Blues Part 2

disc 3
Bukka White
- The New Frisco Train
- The Panama Limited
- I Am In The Heavenly Way
- Promised True And Grand
- Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Sic 'Em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
- Black Train
- Strange Place Blues
- When Can I Change My Clothes
- Sleepy Man Blues
- Parchman Farm Blues
- Good Gin Blues
- High Fever Blues
- District Attorney Blues
- Fixin' To Die Blues
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
- Bukka's Jitterbug Blues
- Special Stream Line


disc 4
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta Buy
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Morning Prayer Blues
- Boogaloosa Woman
- Black Mare Blues (take 1)
- Black Mare Blues (take 2)
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol And Jake Blues


disc 5
Ishman Bracey
- Stranger Blues
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues
- The Four Day Blues
- Jake Liquor Blues
- Family Stirving
- Mobile Stomp
- Farish Street Rag
- Woman, Woman Blues
- Suitcase Full Of Blues
- Bust Up Blues
- Pay Me No Mind
- Heavy Suitcase Blues
- Louisiana Bound
- Too Damp To Be Wet
- Where My Shoes At?


5 CD box



JSP CD 7715
702006Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 4
2007 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Dope Head Blues - Victoria Spivey
- Cocaine Habit Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Gonna Move To Alabama - Charley Patton
- Texas Blues - Marshall Owens
- 'fore Day Creep - Ida Cox
- Black Snake Moan No. 2 - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Jazzin' The Blues - Beale Street Sheiks
- Back To The Woods Blues - Charlie Spand
- Chain Gang Bound - Bumble Bee Slim
- Don't Wake It Up - Mississippi Sheiks
- Blues The World Forgot - parts I & II - Ma Rainey
- Lonesome Christmas Blues - Blind Blake


Supplementary CD tracks:
- Try Me One More Time - Marshall Owens
- Stingaree Man Blues - Chocolate Brown

- Mississippi County Farm Blues - Son House
- Clarksdale Moan - Son House

remastered by Richard Nevins

Blues Images Vol. 4 (2007)

Blues Images

712011Son House in Seattle 1968

disc 1: Concert
- Intro - Son House talking
- Death Letter Blues
- Son House talking
- Government Fleet Blues
- Son House talking
- Empire State Express
- Son House talking
- I Want To Live So God Can Use
- Son House talking
- Preachin' Blues
- Son House talking
- Louise McGhee

disc 2: Interview
- My Black Mama pt. 1 (1930)
- Interview
- All Night Long Blues - Louise Johnson
- Interview
- Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues - Charlie Patton
- Interview
- M & O Blues - Willie Brown
- Interview
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacy
- Interview
- Terraplane Blues - Robert Johnson
- Interview
- My Black Mama pt. 2 (1930)

rec. March 1968 in Seattle, WA; Son House, voc, g
2 CD set
notes by Dick Waterman
and Bob Groom

Arcola ACD 1008

www.arcolarecords.com

722011Son House: Raw Delta Blues

LP 1:
- Death Letter Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Delta Blues
- American Defense
- Government Camp Blues
- Depot Blues

- My Black Mama
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Am I Right Or Wrong?
- The Jinx Blues (Part 1)
- The Jinx Blues (Part 2)

LP 2:
- County Farm Blues
- Dry Spell Blues
- Levee Camp Blues
- Preachin' The Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Walking Blues
- The Pony Blues
- Clarksdale Moan
- John The Revelator
- Camp Hollers
- I Shall Not Be Moved



CD 1:
- Death Letter Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Delta Blues
- American Defense
- Government Camp Blues
- Depot Blues
- My Black Mama
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Am I Right Or Wrong?
- The Jinx Blues (Part 1)
- The Jinx Blues (Part 2)
- County Farm Blues
- Dry Spell Blues
- Levee Camp Blues
- Preachin' The Blues
- Walkin' Blues (alt version)

CD 2:
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Four O'clock Blues
- Walking Blues
- The Pony Blues
- Clarksdale Moan
- John The Revelator
- Camp Hollers
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Louise McGhee
- Motherless Children
- Pearline
- Son's Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- Yonder Comes My Mother
- Empire State Express
- The Pony Blues (alt version)

2 (180g) LP set

Not Now Music NOT2LP138

2 CD set

(=) Not Now Music
NOT2CD415

736/2013Son House: Clarksdale Moan (1930-1942)

CD 1:
The Library of Congress sessions   1941 and 1942
rec. at Klack’s Store, Lake Cormorant, MS between 24th & 31st August 1941
- Levee Camp Blues
- Government Fleet Blues
- Walking Blues
- Shetland Pony Blues
- Fo’ Clock Blues
- Camp Hollers
- Delta Blues
rec. in Robinsonville, MS on 17th July 1942
- Special Rider Blues (test)
- Special Rider Blues
- Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
- Depot Blues
- Alan Lomax talking
- American Defense
- Am I Right Or Wrong
- Walking Blues
- County Farm Blues
- The Pony Blues
- The Jinx Blues - part 1
- The Jinx Blues - part 2
rec. by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress

CD 2:
The Complete Paramount recordings May 28th 1930 Grafton Wisconsin
"Restored & Remastered [whatever this means] by Patrick Bird at PSB Music (London) Ltd"
- Dry Spell Blues Part 1
- Dry Spell Blues Part 2
- Preachin' the Blues Part 1
- Preachin' the Blues Part 1
- My Black Mama Part 1
- My Black Mama Part 2
- Clarksdale Moan (B side to Mississippi Blues)
- Mississippi County Farm Blues
- Walking Blues



10 inch LP:
The Complete Paramount recordings May 28th 1930 Grafton Wisconsin
"Restored & Remastered [whatever this means] by Patrick Bird at PSB Music (London) Ltd"
- My Black Mama Part 1
- My Black Mama Part 2
- Preachin' The Blues Part 1
- Preachin' The Blues Part 1

- Dry Spell Blues Part 1
- Dry Spell Blues Part 2
- Walking Blues
- Clarksdale Moan
- Mississippi County Farm Blues

the "vintage" Son House photo on the front cover is a hoax, most likely photoshopped from the 1965 Columbia CL 2417 front cover photo by Dick Waterman !!!
2 CD set
essay by Dick Porter

The Devils Tunes
DEVICD001

10 inch vinyl
essay by Dick Porter



The Devils Tunes
DEVILP001

 

Son House June 1970; from front cover of Liberty LBS 83391; photographer: Les Astrella
Son House June 1970
source: front cover of Liberty LBS 83391; photographer: Les Astrella

 

Son House videos / DVDs
#year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
11991Bukka White and Son House
Masters of the Country Blues

Son House
introduction by Taj Mahal
- Death Letter
- John The Revelator
- Preachin' Blues
- I Want To Live So God Can Use Me
Bukka White
introduction by Taj Mahal
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
- Mama Don't Allow
- My Baby
- Broken Down Blues
- Poor Boy
- Old Time Boogie

rec. in the 1960s by John Ullman (Seattle Folklore Society)


Yazoo 500 (video & dvd)

www.yazoorecords.com

21994Legends of Country Blues Guitar

Mance Lipscomb
- Angel Child
Big Bill Broonzy
- Blues In E
- Blues Like Showers Of Rain
Henry Townsend
- Cairo Blues
Reverend Gary Davies
- Children Of Zion
- Death Don't Have No Mercy

Son House
- Death Letter Blues #
Brownie McGhee
- Don't Kid Me
Big Bill Broonzy
- Hey, Hey
- How You Want It Done

Son House
- I Had A Woman In Hughes *
Mississippi John Hurt
- I'm Going To Walk That Lonesome Valley Blues
Josh White
- Jelly Jelly
Big Bill Broonzy
- John Henry
Robert Pete Williams
- Mamie
Mance Liscomb
- Silver City
Mississippi John Hurt
- Spike Driver
Big Bill Broonzy
- Worried Man Blues

# rec. 1968; from Camera Three (CBS studio New York)
* rec. 1972, BBC


Omnibus Video OV11231
Vestapol 13003
(video & dvd)

www.guitarvideos.com
(VHS "no longer available")

31994Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar

Fred McDowell
- Break 'Em On Down
Furry Lewis
- Brownsville Blues

Son House
- Death Letter Blues *
Jesse Fuller
- Hark From The Tomb
Fred McDowell
- I Heard Somebody Call
Jesse Fuller
- I'm Glad Salvation's Free
- John Henry
Fred McDowell
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning

Son House
- Levee Camp Moan #
Fred McDowell
- Louise
Mance Lipscomb
- Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
Johnny Shines
- Mr. Tom Green's Farm
Fred McDowell
- My Babe
Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
- Tell Me Mama

* march 1968; from the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archive
# rec. 1968; from Camera Three (CBS studio New York)


Omnibus Video OV11233
Vestapol 13002
(video & dvd)

www.guitarvideos.com
(VHS "no longer available")

41994Legends of Country Blues Guitar Vol. 2

Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Sam Chatmon
- Big Road Blues
Rev. Gary Davis
- Buck Dance
Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Drink Of Water
Lead Belly
- Goodnight Irene - take 1
- Goodnight Irene - take 2
Rev. Gary Davis
- Hard Walking Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Highway 49
Rev. Gary Davis
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Make Believe Stunt
Lead Belly
- Pick A Bale Of Cotton
Bukka White
- Poor Boy
Big Joe Williams
- Providence Help The Poor People
Sam Chatmon
- Sam's Rag
Big Joe Williams
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
Lead Belly
- Take This Hammer
Sam Chatmon
- That's All Right
Lead Belly
- The Grey Goose

Son House
- Yonder Comes The Blues

Omnibus Video OV11283
Vestapol 13016
(video & dvd)

www.guitarvideos.com

51995Legends Of The Delta Blues

Son House
- Don't Mind People Grinning In Your Face
- Empire State Express
Bukka White
- Freight Train Blues
Johnny Shines
- Going To Algiers
- I Don't Know

Son House
- I Had The Blues This Morning
John Lee Hooker
- I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
Bukka White
- I'm Going Settle Down
John Lee Hooker
- It Serves Me Right To Suffer
Johnny Shines
- Kindhearted Woman

Son House
- Levee Camp Moan
Shines, Edwards, and Horton
- Love Of Mine
Bukka White
- Old Lady
Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
Johnny Shines
- Sweet Home Chicago

Son House
- Talk About the Blues
Johnny Shines
- Tell Me How You Want Your Rolling Done



Omnibus Video OV11337
Vestapol 13038
(video & dvd)

www.guitarvideos.com

619??Devil Got My Woman
Blues at Newport 1966

Bukka White
- 100th Man
- Baby You're Killing Me
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Howlin' Wolf
- Dust My Broom

Son House
- Forever On My Mind
Howlin' Wolf
- How Many More Years
Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Rev. Pearly Brown
- It's A Mean Old World
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Howlin' Wolf
- Meet Me In The Bottom
Bukka White
- Old Lady Blues
- Please Don't Put Your Daddy Outdoors
Rev. Pearly Brown
- Pure Religion
Skip James
- Worried Blues

filmed by Alan Lomax at the Newport Folk Festival 1966


Omnibus Video OV11395
Vestapol 13049
(video & dvd)

P-Vine PHV-35

www.guitarvideos.com
(VHS "no longer available")

71997Delta Blues - Cajun Two-Step

Alphonse Ardoin & Canary Fontenot
- Two Step de Eunice
- La Valse de la Prison
- Bon Soir Moreau
- Laccasine Breakdown
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
- Tombstone Blues
Ed & Lonnie Young
- Oree
Interview
Skip James
- Cherry Ball Blues

Son House
Talk on the Blues

filmed by Alan Lomax at the Newport Folk Festival 1966


Omnibus Video OV11422
Vestapol 13050 (video)

www.guitarvideos.com

819??Son House with Buddy Guy

Son House
- Levee Camp Moan   @ youtube
Buddy Guy
- Nothin' But the Blues   @ youtube

Son House
- Death Letter   @ youtube
Monologue
- Levee Camp Moan   @ youtube
Buddy Guy
- Stormy Monday Blues   @ youtube

Son House
Monologue
Son House & Buddy Guy
- My Black Mama   @ youtube

rec. 1968; from Camera Three (CBS studio New York); third (invisible) guitarist is Jerry Ricks


(30 minutes)
919??Son House: Clips from the Festival Movie

rec. 1966

(5 minutes)
1019??Son House: 1974 - New York / Toronto

rec. 1974

(60 minutes)
1119??Son House: Preachin' The Blues

PBS TV 1977

(30 minutes)
1219??Son House: Masters Of Traditional American Music

prod. 1978

(20 minutes)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~raindog/Blues/person/sonhouse.html
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 340-341
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 247-249
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1966 - A complete guide to 20 years of recorded blues.- London/New York 1968.- p. 148
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 617-619
- Graham Marsh & Barrie Lewis (Ed.): The Blues Album Cover Art.- Chronicle, San Francisco, 1996
- John Cowley: Son House 1902 - 1988, A Historical Appreciation.- Blues & Rhythm 41 (1988), p. 8-10
- Rebecca Davis: Child is father to the man, How Al Wilson taught Son House to play Son House.- Blues Access 35 (1998), p. 40-43 (with photos by Dick Waterman)
- http://bluesimages.com/museum-78s/HTML-By-Label/Paramount-Paramount13.html
- http://www.msbluestrail.org/blues-trail-markers/son-house
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Son House poster by Grego (based on Guiseppe Pino photo)

thanks to Alan Balfour, Paul Russell, Robert Ford, Erwin Bosman, Ulf Bergenblad and John Tefteller for additional info / scans

 

Eddie   'Son'   House; from front cover of Columbia CL 2417; photographer: Dick Waterman 
source: front cover of Columbia CL 2417
photographer: Dick Waterman

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cover of Blues Unlimited Collectors Classics 14 (Son House by Al Wilson)
(scan courtesy Alan Balfour)

 

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Son House signature on OJL11 (1965)
(other signatur is Booker White)

 

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Ash Grove handbill: Son House march 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10, 1968

 

Avalon Ballroom posters
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Quicksilver Messenger Service,
Buddy Guy, Son House
february 23-25, 1968
(Paul Zavorskas)
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Blood, Sweat & Tears,
John Handy and Son House
march 15-17, 1968
(Stanley Mouse)

 

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Son House in Concert at St. Pancras Town Hall, Euston Road, London 1970
(scan courtesy Alan Balfour)

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