N E H E M I A H   'S K I P'   J A M E S; source: 'The Swamper's (Wayne T 'Tom' Helfrich) flickr photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamper/2327707001/ ('courtesy of John Blackie'); photographer: Lawrence Shustack
Skip James at the 1964
Newport Folk Festival

source: "The Swamper"'s (Wayne T
'Tom' Helfrich) flickr photostream
at http://www.flickr.com/
photos/swamper/2327707001/

("courtesy of John Blackie")
photographer: Lawrence Shustack

Skip James
Nehemiah Curtis James
b. June 9, 1902 on Woodbine Plantation near Bentonia, Mississippi
d. October 3, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

discography
N E H E M I A H   'S K I P'   J A M E S; source: front cover of Vanguard VPD 20001; photographer: Dick Waterman
source: front cover of Vanguard VPD 20001    
photographer: Dick Waterman    
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

Skip James 78rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11931Skip James

- Cherry Ball Blues (L-748-2)
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues (L-752-2)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g

Paramount 13065

78 Quarterly # 6:
2 known copies

21931Skip James

- 22-20 Blues (L-765-1)
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road (L-766-1)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, p
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Paramount 13066

78 Quarterly # 6:
between 5 and 10
known copies

31931Skip James

- Illinois Blues (L-749-1)
- Yola My Blues Away (L-753-1)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g

Paramount 13072

78 Quarterly # 6:
2 known copies

41931Skip James

- How Long "Buck" (L-761-1)
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues (L-763-1)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, p

Paramount 13085

78 Quarterly # 6:
2, maybe 3 known copies

51931Skip James

- Devil Got My Woman (L-746-1)
- Cypress Grove Blues (L-747-2)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g
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Paramount 13088

78 Quarterly # 6:
8 known copies

61931Skip James

- I'm So Glad (L-759-1)
- Special Rider Blues (L-760-2)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g

Paramount 13098

78 Quarterly # 6:
2 known copies

71931Skip James

- Four O'Clock Blues (L-750-1)
- Hard-Luck Child (L-751-2)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g

Paramount 13106

78 Quarterly # 6:
4 known copies

81931Skip James

- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader (L-754-1)
- Be Ready When He Comes (L-755-2)

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g

Paramount 13108

78 Quarterly # 6:
3 known copies

91931Skip James

- Drunken Spree ((L-758-2)
- What Am I To Do (L-764-1) #

rec. Grafton, Wisc. c. February 1931; Skip James, voc, g, # p

Paramount 13111

78 Quarterly # 6:
1 known copy

101944?
1948?


Skip James (p, voc)
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues #
Jabo Williams (p, voc)
- Fat Mama Blues *


# rec. Grafton, Wisconsin, c. February 1931, originally released on Paramount 13085
* rec. Grafton, Wisconsin, c. March 1932, originally released on Paramount 13130

from Paramount test-pressings
"The first country blues to be reissued for the white collector's market"
10 inch 78rpm
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Steiner-Davis SD 110

SD Records discography

111962Really! The Country Blues 1927-1933

Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues
William Moore
- Old Country Rock
Son House
- My Black Mama, Parts 1 and 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 Jazz Library OJL-2

OJL discography

121963The 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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Origin Jazz Library OJL-5

OJL discography

131960The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

RF-202 tracks:
Will Shade
- I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newburn
- Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson
- From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis
- You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
L'il Son Jackson
- Roberta Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bad Luck And Trouble
Blind Boy Fuller
- Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues
Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett
- Down The Highway

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


Lightnin' Hopkins
- One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis
- John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis
- Warm Up
Bukka White
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
John Hurt
- Frankie
Blind Willie McTell
- Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Airy Man Blues

Skip James
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
- New How Long Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohuna Blues

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



RBF RF-202 (X)

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

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=XTRA 1035 (2 LP boxed
set UK)

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=XTRA 1035 (DLP UK 1966)

= Fontana 982.099

RBF discograpy

   

- All Night Long
- Broke & Hungry
- I'm So Glad
- Bad Whiskey
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Catfish
- Goin' Away To Stay
- Crow Jane
- Devil Got My Woman
- She Lyin' [Sea Lion]
- Drunken Spree
- Black Gal
- Illinois Blues
- Worried Blues
- Look Down The Road

rec. August 13 & 20, 1964 at Adelphi Studios in Silver Springs, Md. by John Fahey, Bill Barth & ED Denson; engineer: Gene Rosenthal; Skip James, voc, g
rec. 1964 live at the Ontario Place Coffee House in Washington, D.C. by Gene Rosenthal; Skip James, voc, g
unissued

Genes GCD 9901 (1993)

   

- All Night Long
- Rock Island Blues
- Little Boy, How Old Are You
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Black Gal
- Little Cow And Calf
- How Long Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Lazy Bones
- Walking The Sea
- 22-20 Blues
- Special Rider Blues #

rec. October 29/30, 1964 in Cambridge, Ma.; Skip James, voc, p; # unknown g
unissued

Genes GCD 9910 (1996)

141964Skip James

- Four O'Clock Blues (L-756A)
- How Long Blues (L-764A)

rec. November 1964 in Boston by Bernard Klatzko; Skip James, voc, p
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Herwin 92402

Document DOCD 5149

Herwin discography

151964Skip James

- Drunken Spree (L-758A)
- Illinois Blues (L-757A)

rec. November 1964 in Boston by Bernard Klatzko; Skip James, voc, g
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Herwin 92403

Document DOCD 5149

Herwin discography

161965Blues at Newport 1964 - Part 2

Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Bye And Bye I Will See Jesus
- Talking Casey

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman (3:23) #
- Cherry Ball Blues #
- Sick Bed Blues #
- Cypress Grove Blues #

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- The Prodigal Son
Elizabeth Cotten
- Freight Train
- Oh Baby It Ain't No Lie
Willie Doss
- Coal Black Mare
- I Had A Woman
- Hobo Blues


# rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Skip James, voc, g
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Vanguard VRS 9181 (mono)
= VSD 79181 (stereo)

2 CD set
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King/Vanguard KICP 2118/9
(Jp 1991)
The Blues at Newport
1964 part 1 and 2

1711/1965Skip James
Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers


- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Sick Bed Blues
- Washington D. C. Hospital Center Blues
- Devil Got My Woman (6:17)

- Illinois Blues
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
- Cherry Ball Blues
- All Night Long

rec. "16. Dec. 1964" in Falls Church, VA ("first session since 1931") [Calt (1994): "The sessions (held at Spottwood's home) were formally completed on July 28, 1965."]; prod. by Dick Spottswood and Louisa Spottswood
notes by Ed Morris
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Melodeon MLP 7321

notes by Ed Morris
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Melodeon MLP 7321
("Biograph" reissue 197?)

Melodeon discography




= Storyville SLP 185
= Storyville 670.185

Storyville discography

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Biograph CD 30169 (2003)

Biograph discography

181965A Tribute to Skip James - Volume One

- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
- All Night Long
- Worried Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues

- Catfish
- Motherless And Fatherless
- Drunken Spree
- Illinois Blues
rec. Falls Church, Va., "16. Dec. 1964" [Calt (1994): "The sessions (held at Spottwood's home) were formally completed on July 28, 1965."]
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Biograph BLP-12016

Biograph CD 122 (1992)

Biograph CD 30169
(2003)

Biograph discography

191965Country Blues Encores 1927-1935

Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
Henry Sims
- Farrell Blues
Rube Lacey
- Mississippi Jailhouse Groan
Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues
John Byrd
- Old Timbrook Blues

Skip James
- I'm So Glad

Red Hot Old Man Mose
- Molly Man
Garfield Akers
- Jumpin And Shoutin Blues
Charlie Jordan
- Keep It Clean
Bill Wilber
- My Babe, My Babe
The Mississippi Moaner
- It's Cold In China Blues
Big Bill and Thomps
- House Rent Stomp
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- Don't You Leave Me Here
Bill Moore
- One Way Gal

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-8

OJL discography

201965?The Male Blues Singers Vol. 1

Casey Bill
- Red Hot Blues
- Worried About That Woman
Barbeque Bob
- Yo-Yo Blues No. 2
Alec Johnson
- Miss Meal Cramp Blues
- Next Week Sometime
Mississippi Sheiks
- I've Got Blood In My Eyes For You
- The World Is Going Wrong
Barefoot Bill
- Bad Boy Blues


Skip James
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Big Boy Teddy Edwards
- Louise
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
- Sleepy Man Blues
Jim Jackson
- Long Gone / Travelin' Man
Otis Harris
- You'll Like My Loving
Charley Lincoln
- Jealous Hearted Blues
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Collector's Classics CC 3
(Dk)
211966In The Spirit Volume 1

Bukka White
- I Am In The Heavenly Way

Skip James
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
Charlie Patton
- You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die
Blind Joe Taggart
- The Storm Is Passing Over
Patton and Lee
- Oh Death
Rev. D.C. Rice
- No Night There
McIntorsh and Edwards
- Take A Stand
Elder Richard Bryant
- Watch Ye, Therefore, You Know Not The Day

Rev. F.W. McGee
- He Is The Saviour For Me
Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers
- Sinner, I'd Make A Change
Rev. D.C. Rice
- Sure Foundation
Blind Mamie Forehand
- Honey In The Rock
Duckett and Norwood
- I Want To Go Where Jesus Is
Mother McCollum
- When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
Alfred G. Karnes
- I Am Bound For The Promised Land
Washington Phillips
- I Had A Good Father And Mother

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-12

OJL discography

221966Skip James: Today!

- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
- Crow Jane
- Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Drunken Spree
- Cherryball

- How Long #
- All Night Long
- Cypress Grove
- Look Down the Road
- My Gal
- I'm So Glad

rec. January 9/10, 1966 in New York City; Skip James, voc, g; # Russ Savakus, b

Vanguard VSD 79219 (US)
= Vanguard SVRL 19001 (UK 1967)


Vanguard VMLP 5310 (1988)


= Vanguard CD 79219-2 (1991)

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Cream: Fresh Cream.- Mercury / Polydor
(rec. July, Aug., Sept. 1966, rel. UK Dec. 1966, US Jan. 1967)
more info

231967Living Legends
Son House, Skip James, Bukka White, Big Joe Williams

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


- Devil Got My Woman (100804) (6:08) - Skip James
- I'm So Glad (100805) (2:18) - Skip James
- So Soon - Big Joe Williams
- Somebody Evil - Big Joe Williams
- Thunderbird Blues - Bukka White
- Poor Boy - Bukka White


rec. August 9, 1966 live at the Cafe Au Go Go, New York; prod. by Jerry Schoenbaum
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Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3010
241967Mississippi 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

Roots discography

251967Mississippi Blues Vol. 2

Charley Patton
- Prayer Of Death, pts. 1 & 2
- Heart Like Railroad Steel
- Jersey Bull Blues
- Lord, I'm Discouraged
- Love My Stuff
- Hank It On The Wall
- 34 Blues

Sam Collins
- Dark Cloudy Blues
- Pork Chop Blues

Skip James
- How Long "Buck"
- 22-20 Blues
Bukka White
- Pinebluff Arkansas
- Shake 'Em On Down
- District Attorney Blues
- Parchman Farm Blues
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Roots RL 303

Roots discography

261968Nearer My God To Thee (1926-1942)
Sanctified Singers, Preachers & Congregations

Richard Rabbit Brown
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Sister Mary Nelson
- The Royal Telephone
Joe & Emma Taggart
- Mother's Love
Rev. F.W. McGhee
- Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale
Arizona Dranes
- Sweet heaven Is My Home
Blind Willie Johnson
- You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond

Bozie Sturdivant
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
Mississippi John Hurt
- Blessed Be The Mama Rev. F.W. McGhee
- With His Stripes We Are Healed
Arizona Dranes
- It's All Right Now
Blind Joe Taggart
- Religion Is Something Within You
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- He Arose From The Dead

Skip James
- Be Ready When He Comes
Barbecue Bob
- When The Saints Go Marching In

comp. and prod. by Evelyn Sperker
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Roots RL 304

Roots discography

271968Skip James: Devil Got My Woman

- Good Road Camp Blues (3:47)
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blue (3:20) #
- Devil Got My Woman (5:10)   @ youtube
- Look At The People Standing At The Judgement (2:58)
- Worried Blues (5:55)
- 22-20 Blues (3:50)

- Mistreating Child Blues (3:54) #
- Sickbed Blues (4:05)
- Catfish Blues (4:35)
- Lorenzo Blues (4:17)
- Careless Love (3:59) #
- Illinois Blues (3:15)

rec. March 22-24, 1967 in New York City; Skip James, voc, g, # p
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Vanguard VSD 79273


= Vanguard CD 79273-2 (1991)

281968American 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
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Fontana 885.433 TY

Fontana discography

= L + R 42.070 (198?)

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= L+R CD-2070

L+R discography

291968?Rugged Piano Classics 1927-1939

Skip James
- 22-20 Blues
Jim Clark
- Fat Fanny Stomp
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Henry Brown
- Stomp Em Down To The Bricks
Black Diamond Twins
- Block & Tackle
Blythe and Burton
- Block & Tackle Blues
Blythe and Clark
- Don't Break Down

Cow Cow Davenport
- Alabama Strut
Sammy Brown
- The Jockey Blues
Romeo Nelson
- Gettin' Dirty Just Shakin' That Thing
James Wiggins
- Frisco Bound
- 44 Blues
Jessie James
- Lonesome Day Blues
Frank Melrose
- Pass The Jug


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Origin Jazz Library OJL-15

OJL discography

301968This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix
the gospel according to ...

Rev. Dr. J. Gordon McPherson
- This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix (excerpts from sermon)
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Old Time Religion
- I Wish I Was In Heaven
- Holy Ghost Train
- The Gamblin' Man
Fred McDowell
- Jesus Is On The Main Line
- See What My Lord Has Done

Skip James
- Let Jesus Lead You (3:10)

Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Jordan
Sam Collins
- Devil In The Lion's Den
Rev. Moses Mason
- Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream
Washington Phillips
- You Can't Stop A Tattler
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- I Want to Be Like Jesus in My Heart
- All I Want Is That Pure Religion
- He Arose From The Dead
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Biograph BLP 12027

Biograph discography

311968They Sang The Blues 1927 - 1934

Jelly Roll Anderson
- Free Women Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues

Skip James
- 22-20 Blues

Big Boy Cleveland
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
- Quill Blues
Willie Baker
- Sweet Patunia
Furry Lewis
- Why Don't You Come Home
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
Pinewood Tom (Joshua White)
- Welfare Blues
- Stormy Weather Blues
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Historical ASC-22
= ASC-5829-22

Historical discography

321968Skip James: King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Early Blues Recordings 1931

- Throw Me Down
- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader

- Be Ready When He Comes
- Little Cow & Calf
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay
- Special Rider Blues *
- I'm So Glad *

"Recordings Dates:
All in Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931, except 'Throw Me Down' which is from a test pressing, previously unissued, bearing Skip James' name. According to the master number, the recording date is approximately Oct., 1928.
* 'Special Rider Blues' and 'I'm So Glad' were recorded December 16, 1964"

[The attribution of "Throw Me Down" to Skip James is a mistake!]
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Biograph BLP-12029

Biograph discography

331968Mississippi 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 Blues
Son House
- Delta Blues
Robert Johnson
- Dead Shrimp Blues
notes by Bradley Sweet
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Belzona L 1001

notes by Bradley Sweet
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= Yazoo L 1001

Yazoo discography

341968Mississippi 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 Callicott
- 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
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Yazoo L 1009 (1978?)

notes by Brad Sweet
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Yazoo CD 1009 (1991)

Yazoo discography

351969?The Mississippi Blues No. 3: Transition, 1926-1937

Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll and Tumble Blues
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues
Robert Johnson
- I'm A Steady Rollin Man
- Sweet Home Chicago
Johnnie Temple
- Big Boat Whistle
Blind Joe Amos
- C & O Blues

Skip James
- Cherry Ball Blues
Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown

Big Joe Williams
- Stepfather Blues
- 49 Highway Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
- Stack O Lee Blues
Mississippi Bracey
- You Scolded Me And Drove Me From Your Door
- I'll Overcome Someday
Mary Butler
- Mad Dog Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- School Girl Blues
Bertha Lee
- Mind Reader Blues
notes by Dave Evans [sic]
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-17

OJL discography

361971Skip James: In The Beginning
The Original 1930-31 Recordings

- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
- Be Ready When He Comes

- I'm So Glad
- Special Rider Blues
- How Long "Buck"
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
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Spokane 901 (UK)

= Spokane SPL 1003 (UK) [?]

Spokane discography

371972The 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)

381972The World's Rarest Country Blues Records

Blind Willie McTell
- B And O Blues No 2 (New York Sep. 21 1933)
King Solomon Hill
- Down On My Bended Knee (Grafton, Wis. c. Jan 1932)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Disgusted Blues (Chicago, Ill. c. Jan 1929)
- The Cheaters Spell (Richmond Ind. Sep 24 1929)
Sluefoot Joe
- She's A Fool (Long Island City, N.Y. Apr 1929)
- House Top Blues (Long Island City, N.Y. Apr 1929)
Jaybird Coleman
- Trunk Busted Suitcase Full Of Holes (Birmingham Alabama c. Aug. 1927)
Ruby Paul
- Last Farewell Blues (Chicago, Ill. Dec. 1927)
Blind Willie Davis
- Trust In God And Do Right. Grafton Wis. c. Jan 1930)

William Harris
- Electric Chair Blues
- Kansas City Blues (Richmond Ind. Oct. 9th 1928)
Geeshie Wiley
- Last Kind Words Blues
- Skinny Leg Blues (Grafton, Wis. c. April 1930)

Skip James
- Hard-Luck Child
- 4 O'Clock Blues (Grafton Wis. c. Feb. 1931)
Charley Patton
- Circle Round The Moon
- Magnolia Blues
- Mean Black Cat Blues (Grafton Wis. Nov. 1929)


Strictly limited edition (150 Copies). Plain white cover white Separate Typed Listing Sheet.
Note: "Every title presented on this lp has been dubbed from the only copy known to exist in the world. The makers have done their best to make these extremely rare and worn out 78's audible!"

For Specialists Only FSO-001
(Austria [Roots])
391973?Early Male Blues Singers - Volume 26

Blind Lemon Jefferson
Blind Blake
Big Bill Broonzy
Georgia Tom
Dobby Bragg
Charlie MacFadden
Little Brother Montgomery
Roosevelt Sykes
Jimmy Oden

Skip James
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
DLP
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Monkey MY 40.026 (DLP F)
401974Lonesome Road Blues
15 Years in the Mississippi Delta 1926 - 1941

Big Joe Williams
- Little Leg Woman
Arthur Pettis
- Good Boy Blues
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Street Walkin'
Mississippi Bracey
- Stered Gal
- Cherry Ball
Sam Collins
- My Road Is Rough And Rocky
- Lobesome Road Blues

Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
Freddie Spruell
- Milk Cow Blues
- Tom Cat Blues

Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Robert Lockwood
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Johnny Temple
- The Evil Devil Blues
The Mississippi Moaner
- It's Cold In China Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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Yazoo 1038

= CD 1038 YAZ [1992?]

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= Yazoo CD 1038

Yazoo discography

411974Il Blues Rurale - Country Blues

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

Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Bessie Tucker
- Penitentiary
Sleepy John Estes
- Diving Duck Blues
Charley Patton
- High Water Everywhere
Robert Wilkins
- National Stonewall Blues

Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Robert Johnson
- Hellhound On My Trail
Big Joe Williams
- Rooting Ground Hog

Albatros VPA 8187
= Albatros VC 0775
(cassette)


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

Albatros discography

41a19??Festival of American Folklife Vol. 1

Riendeau Family
- The Old Man And The Old Woman
Grandpa Jones
- Old Rattler
Chet Parker
- medley: Fisher's Hornpipe; Chicken Reel
Rodriguez Brothers
- Tambor De Yuca
Muddy Waters Blues Band
- Long Distance Call
Aliquippa Tamburitzan
- Sjaj Mjesece
Jimmy Driftwood
- What Is The Color Of The Soul Of Man

Antonio Mosquera
- Carmela Reno Con Chinto
Cajun Bands, Elton Basile
- Bosco Stomp
Bernice Reagon
- 't Ain't But Me One
Ed, G.D. And Lonnie Young
- Jim And John
The Monroe Brothers
- I Know My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out
Bill Monroe And The Blue Grass Boys
- Uncle Pen

Skip James
- Cherry Ball Blues
Turkish Cabaret Ensemble
- Cadirimin Ustune (The Top Of My Tent)
Billie And Dede Pierce And The Preservation Hall Band
- Hindustan
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The Smithsonian Institution
SI 100
421976Great 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's 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, left side; click to enlarge !gatefold inner sleeve, right side; click to read Maynard Solomon notes !
gatefold inner sleeve of Vanguard VSD 77/78

# rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Skip James, voc, g

[] 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

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

notes by Samuel Charters
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(=) Vanguard CD 77/78
(1991)  2 LPs on 1 CD []
Great Bluesmen At
Newport 1959-1965

431977Postscript 1927-1935
'hot box is on my mind' ( The Piano Blues Vol. 5)

Little Brother Montgomery
- Frisco Hi-Ball
Turner Parrish
- Trenches
Roosevelt Sykes
- 44 Blues
Mozelle Alderson
- Tight Whoopee
Sammy Brown
- Jockey Blues
Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jame Robinson
- Humming Blues
Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Holy Roll

Cow Cow Davenport
- Atlanta Rag
Pinetop & Lindberg
- 4-11-44
Lonnie Clark
- Down In Tennessee

Skip James
- If You Haven't Any Hay
Charlie Spand
- Soon This Morning No 2
Herve Duerson
- Avenue Strut
Stump Johnson
- Bound To Be A Monkey
Kingfish Bill Tomlin
- Hot Box
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Magpie PY 4405

Magpie discography

441978Skip James: I'm So Glad

- Cypress Grove
- Drunken Spree
- Down The Road
- My Gal
- All Night Long
- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues

- Crow Jane
- I'm So Glad
- Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- How Long, How Long (+ Russ Savakus, b)
- Cherryball


- Good Road Camp Blues
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blue
- Devil Got My Woman
- Look At The People Standing ...
- Worried Blues
- 22-20 Blues

- Mistreating Child Blues
- Sickbed Blues
- Catfish Blues
- Lorenzo Blues
- Careless Love
- Illinois Blues

compilation of LPs "Today!" (Vanguard VSD 79219) and "Devil Got My Woman" (Vanguard VSD 79273)

photos: front, Dick Waterman, inside, David Gahr

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inner gatefold of Vanguard VPD 20001

Dec. 1978 Melody Maker review by Max Jones; click to enlarge !
Dec. 1978 Melody Maker review by Max Jones

DLP
notes by Chris Smith
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Vanguard VPD 20001 (UK)
451979Delta Blues Heavy Hitters 1927 - 1931

William Harris
- I'm Leavin' Town
- Early Mornin' Blues
- Hot Time Blues
- Kitchen Range Blues
- Bull Frog blues
- Keep Your Man Out Of Birmingham
- Electric Chair Blues
- Kansas City Blues

Blind Joe/Willie Reynolds
- Married Man Blues
- Thiord Street Woman Blues
- Outside Woman Blues
- Nehi Blues

Skip James
- Illinois Blues [Paramount 13072]
- Yola My Blues Away [Paramount 13072]
- Devil Got My Woman

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Herwin H-214

Herwin discography

461979?The Roots Of Rock

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
- When The Levee Breaks
Charley Patton
- A Spoonful Blues
Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down

Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Bo Carter
- Corrine Corrine.
Blind Blake
- Diddie Wa Diddie
Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues

Henry Thomas
- Bull Doze Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Blind Blake
- That Will Never Happen No More
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo 1063

click to enlarge !
Yazoo CD 1063 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

471982Skip James

- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Four O'Clock
- 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 On Down The Road
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Matchbox Bluesmaster
MSE 207 (UK)

Matchbox discography

481982Paramount Vol. 2 : 1927-1932
'raised in the alley' (The Piano Blues Vol. 17)

Jabo Williams
- Pratt City Blues
Henry Brown
- Eastern Chimes Blues
Freddie Brown
- Raised In The Alley Blues

Skip James
- 22-20 Blues
Raymond Barrow
- Walking Blues
Charley Taylor
- Heavy Suitcase Blues
Barrel House Welch
- Dying Pickpocket Blues
Louise Johnson
- Long Way From Home

Louise Johnson
- On The Wall
Charley Taylor
- Louisiana Bound
Barrel House Welch
- Larceny Woman Blues
Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues
Will Ezell
- Playing The Dozen
Freddie Brown
- Whip It To A Jelly
Henry Brown
- Deep Morgan Blues
Jabo Williams
- Jab Blues
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett
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Magpie PY 4417
= Magpie PYCD 05

Magpie discography

491986Skip James
The Complete 1931 Session


- Devil Got My Woman
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
- Hard Luck Child
- Drunken Spree
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- Be Ready When He Comes
- How Long "Buck"
- I'm So Glad
- Cherry Ball Blues

- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- 4 O'Clock Blues
- Jesus Is A MIghty Good Leader
- Yola My Blues Away
- What Am I To Do Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
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Yazoo L 1072

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= Yazoo CD 2009 (1994)
"The Complete Early
Recordings - 1930"

Yazoo discography

501986The 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

 1987Piano Blues - Vol. 1 : The Twenties (1923-1930)

Unknown (Skip James)
- Throw Me Down
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Document DLP 513

notes by Howard Rye
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(=) Document DOCD 5220
(1994)

521987Skip James Live! (1964 - 1967)

Boston, 1964
- Illinois Blues [Herwin 92403]
- How Long Blues [Herwin 92402]
- Drunken Spree [Herwin 92403]
- Four O'Clock Blues [Herwin 92402]
Falls Church, Va. 1964
- Special Rider Blues [Biograph BLP 12016 or 12029]
- Let Jesus Lead You [Biograph BLP 12027]
- I'm So Glad [Biograph BLP 12029]
AFBF, Berlin, 1967
- Hard Luck Child [Fontana 885.433 TY]

Newport, R.I., 1964
- Devil Got My Woman (3:23) [Vanguard VRS 9181 / VSD 79181]
- Cherry Ball Blues [Vanguard VRS 9181 / VSD 79181]
- Sickbed Blues [Vanguard VRS 9181 / VSD 79181]
- Cypress Grove Blues [Vanguard VRS 9181 / VSD 79181]
- Illinois Blues [Vanguard VSD 77/78]
- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues [Vanguard VSD 77/78]
Café Au Go Go, N.Y.C., 1966
- I'm So Glad [Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3010]
- Devil Got My Woman [Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3010]

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Private Records PR 3 (A)
531988Skip James: Live at "The 2nd Fret", Philadelphia 1966

- Hard Luck Child
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
- Loretta Blues
- Special Lover Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues

- Washington D. C. Hospital Center Blues
- Hard Luck Child (No. 2)
- Look At The People
- Mary Don't You Weep
- Someday You Gotta Die [= Crow Jane]
- I'm So Glad
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Document DLP 523
541989Skip James / Blind Willie McTell / Bukka White: Three Shades Of Blues

Bukka White (rec. 1974, from Biograph 12049)
- Mama Don't Low
- Jelly Roll Workin' Blues
- Black Crepe Blues
- Glory Bound Train

Skip James (rec. 1964, from Biograph 12016)
- Drunken Spree
- Special Rider Blues
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
Blind Willie McTell (rec. 1949 for Regal label)
- Love Changin' Blues
- Savannah Mama
- Talkin' To You, Mama
- East St.Louis
- Wee MIdnight Hours (Curley Weaver, voc)
- Pal Of Mine


Biograph BCD 107

Biograph discography

551990Skip James: I'm So Glad
The Complete 1931 Paramount Recordings

- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball 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 On Down The Road
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Document DOCD 5005

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Document DOCD 5005
(remastered 2002)

www.document-records.com

561990?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
click to enlarge !
= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

57199150 Years: Mississippi Blues In Bentonia 1931 - 1981: Skip James and Jack Owens

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Illinois Blues
- 4 O'Clock Blues
- Hard-Luck Child
- Hard Time Killing 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 Little Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- What Am I To Do Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay, Don't Get On The Road
Jack Owens
- Hard Times
- Cherry Ball
- Give Me Your Money
- Devil Blues
- Leavin' Blues

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Wolf WBJ-CD-009

sound clips

581991The Paramount Piano Blues 1928-32, Vol. 1

- Evil Woman Blues - James Wiggins
- Forty-Four Blues - James Wiggins
- Chain 'Em Down - James Wiggins
- Lousianna Glide - Blind Leroy Garnett
- Mississippi Blues - Charlie Spand
- Moanin' The Blues - Charlie Spand
- Hastings Street - Charlie Spand
- Pitchin' Boogie - Baby Jay
- Heifer Dust - William Ezell
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown
- Down In Tennessee - Lonnie Clark
- Dearborn St. Breakdown - Charles Avery
- All Night Long Blues - Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars - Louise Johnson
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Fanny Lee Blues - Wesley Wallace
- No. 29 - Wesley Wallace

- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Skip James
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
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Black Swan HCD-11
591991Blues At Newport
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival 1959-64

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

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman (3:23) [Vanguard VRS 9181 / VSD 79181]
Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachel & Hammy Nixon
- Clean Up At Home
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
- Bulldog Blues
Jesse Fuller
- I Double Double Do Love You
- San Francisco Bay Blues
John Hammond
- Me And The Devil
John Lee Hooker
- Sometimes You Make Me Feel So Bad
- Hobo Blues
Dave Van Ronk
- That Will Never Happen No More
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Vanguard CD 70115-2
601992Skip James: Hardtime Killing Floor Blues

- Catfish Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Devil Got My Woman
- All Night Long
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Sickbed Blues
- Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
- Don't Want a Woman to Stay up All Night Long
- Skip's Worried Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Motherless & Fatherless
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Biograph CD 122

Biograph CD 30169 (2003)

Biograph discography

611993Blues With A Feeling
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival

disc 1
- Introduction
Son House
- Preachin' Blues
- Death Letter
- Empire State Express
Mance Lipscomb
- God Moves On The Water (The Sinking Of The Titanic)

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman (4:52) [previously unreleased] #
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues []
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Louise Louise
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You 'round
Rev. Pearly Brown & Mrs. Christine Brown
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Mississippi Fred Mcdowell & Rev. Robert Wilkins
- What Do You Think About Jesus
Lightnin' Hopkins
- The Woman I'm Loving, She's Taken My Appetite (Monkey Faced Woman)
- Come On Baby
- Baby Please Don't Go
Mance Lipscomb
- Freddie
- So Different Blues


disc 2
Elizabeth Cotten
- Freight Train
Mississippi John Hurt
- Here I Am Lord, Send Me
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues []
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Born In Chicago
John Lee Hooker
- I Can't Quit You Now Blues
Muddy Waters
- Walkin' Blues
- I Can't Be Satisfied
Willie Dixon & Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
Willie Dixon & Lafayette Leake
- Wrinkles
Dave Van Ronk
- Cocaine
John Hammond
- Drop Down Mama
Eric Von Schmidt
- Grizzly Bear
John Koerner
- Traveling Blues
The Chambers Brothers
- See See Rider
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Blues With A Feeling
- Look Over Yonders Wall


all tracks previously unreleased except []

# rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Skip James, voc, g [longer (4:52) version from afternoon "Blues Workshop"; not the shorter, several times previously released "Evening Concert" version!]
2 CD set

Vanguard VCD2-77005

(=)
Vanguard VCD 73133-2/
Vanguard VCD 73134-2

621993Skip James: She Lyin'

- All Night Long
- Broke & Hungry
- I'm So Glad
- Bad Whiskey
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Catfish
- Goin' Away To Stay
- Crow Jane
- Devil Got My Woman
- She Lyin' [Sea Lion]
- Drunken Spree
- Black Gal
- Illinois Blues
- Worried Blues
- Look Down The Road

rec. August 13 & 20, 1964 at Adelphi Studios in Silver Springs, Md. by John Fahey, Bill Barth & ED Denson; Skip James, voc, g; engineer: Gene Rosenthal
rec. 1964 "live" at the Ontario Place Coffee House in Washington, D.C. by Gene Rosenthal; Skip James, voc, g
notes by Dick Spottswood
and Larry Hoffman
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Genes GCD 9901
"Blues Vault"
631994The Paramount Piano Blues 1927 - 1932, Vol. 2

Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Old Mill Blues - Will Ezell
- Larceny Woman Blues - Barrel House Welch
- Dying Pickpocket Blues - Will Ezell
- Playing The Dozen - Will Ezell
- Walking Blues - Raymond Barrow
- Weary Heart Blues - James Wiggins & Blind Leroy Garnett
- Raised In The Alley Blues - Freddie Brown
- Whip It To A Jelly - Freddie Brown
- Blind Boy Blues - Henry Brown & Ike Rodgers
- Louisiana Bound - Charley Taylor
- Heavy Suitcase Blues - Charley Taylor
- Eastern Chimes Blues - Henry Brown
- Deep Morgan Blues - Henry Brown
- Long Ways From Home - Louise Johnson
- On The Wall - Louise Johnson

- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Pratt City Blues - "Jabo" Williams
- Jab Blues - "Jabo" Williams
- Polock Blues - "Jabo" Williams
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Black Swan HCD-12
641994The Paramount Piano Blues Vol. 3

- Frog-I-More Rag - Jelly Roll Morton
- Selling That Stuff - Take One - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom

- Little Cow and Calf Is Gonna Die Blues - Skip James
- 35th Street Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- Too Black Bad - Madlyn Davis & Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- Muddy Water Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- Beedle Um Bum - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- Barrel House Woman - Will Ezell
- Death Bell Blues - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom & Madlyn Davis
- Mamanita - Jelly Roll Morton

- How Long Buck - Skip James
- Big Fat Ham - Jelly Roll Morton
- West Coast Rag - Will Ezell
- Gold Tooth Papa Blues - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom & Madlyn Davis
- London Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- It's Red Hot - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom & Madlyn Davis
- Barrel House Man - Will Ezell
- Mr. Jelly Lord - Jelly Roll Morton
- Selling That Stuff - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- Steady Roll - Jelly Roll Morton's Stomps Kings
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Black Swan HCD-13
651994Memphis Blues Caravan, Vol. 2

Memphis Piano Red
- Blues Like Showers Of Rain

Skip James
- Crow Jane
Little Red Holmes
- Peach Tree Blues
Joe Dobbins
- Satchel Blues
Bukka White
- Uncle Sam Blues
Furry Lewis
- Furry Lewis' Blues
Johnny Shines
- Mr. Tom Green's Farm
Joe Willie Wilkins
- Hard Headed Woman
Roland Boy Blue Hayes
- Cold Chills
Charlie Booker with Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Buiscuit Boys
- New Moonrise Blues
Big Daddy Rucker with T-Bone Terrell & His Band
- Sweet Little Angel


prod. by Steve LaVere
notes by Steve LaVere
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Memphis Archives CD 7009
661995Suitcase Full of Blues

- The Gone Dead Train - King Solomon Hill
- Frisco Whistle Blues - Ed Bell
- Ramblin' Man - Ramblin' Thomas
- Going Away Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home - Gus Cannon
- Florida Bound - Edward Thompson
- Pea Vine Blues - Charley Patton
- Rambler Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Up the Way Bound - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham - George "Bullet" Williams
- Slidin' Delta - Tommy Johnson
- Down the Country - Leola B. Wilson
- M and O Blues - Willie Brown
- Georgia Bound - Blind Blake
- Number Three Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Sunshine Special - Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Illinois Blues - Skip James
- I Wonder to Myself - Tommy Johnson
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Mean Conductor Blues - Ed Bell
- Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishman Bracey
cover art
by Tony Mostrom

Black Swan HCD-23
671996Skip James: Skip's Piano Blues

- All Night Long
- Rock Island Blues
- Little Boy, How Old Are You
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Black Gal
- Little Cow And Calf
- How Long Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Lazy Bones
- Walking The Sea
- 22-20 Blues
- Special Rider Blues

rec. October 29/30, 1964 in Cambridge, Ma.; Skip James, voc, p; unknown g
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Genes GCD 9910
"Blues Vault"
67a2007Blues With A Feeling - part one

Dick Waterman
- Introduction
Son House
- Preaching Blues
- Death Letter Blues
- Empire State Express

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman (4:52)
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 And Mrs. Christine Brown
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Mississippi Fred McDowell, Annie Mae McDowell And Reverend 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 73133-2
681998Skip James: Rare And Unreleased

- Backwater Blues
- Everybody Ought To Live Right
- Want To Be More Like Jesus
- Jack Of Diamonds
- My Last Boogie
- Lazy Bones
- Let My Jesus Lead You
- My Own Blues
- Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep
- Omaha Blues
- Bumble Bee
- One Dime Was All I Had
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Somebody Gonna Wish They Had Religion
- Somebody Loves You
- Sorry For To Leave You
- Sporting Life Blues
- They Are Waiting For Me
- Walking The Sea
rec. 1967

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Vanguard CD 79715-2

691998Skip James: Blues From The Delta

- I'm So Glad *
- Little Cow and Calf Is Gonna Die Blues #
- Devil Got My Woman #
- 22-20 Blues #
- Special Rider Blues *
- Mistreating Child Abuse #
- Sickbed Blues #
- Catfish Blues #
- Lorenzo Blues #
- Careless Love #
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues *
- Crow Jane *
- Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues *
- How Long Blues *
- Cherry Ball Blues *
- Cypress Grove Blues *
- Look Down The Road *
- She's All The World To Me §
- Everybody Leaving Here §
- Good Road Camp Blues #

* from the album Today! (VSD 79219)
# from the album Devil Got My Woman (VSD 79273)
§ previously unreleased
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Vanguard CD 79517-2
69a1999Broke, 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)
69b2000The Great Race Record Labels, Vol. 1: Paramount Records

- Blind Arthur's Breakdown - Blind Blake
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Dry Spell Blues, Pt. 1 - Son House
- Salty Dog Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson

- Drunken Spree - Skip James
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Little Low Mama Blues - Ma Rainey
- High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 - Charley Patton
- Pratt City - Jabo Williams
- St. Louis Cyclone Blues - Elzadie Robinson
- Mecca Flat Blues - Priscilla Stewart
- Farrell Blues - Henry "Son" Sims
- Soon This Morning Blues - Charlie Spand
- Ramblin' Mind Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Down In The Basement Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Jake Liquor Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home - Gus Cannon
- Mr. Man, Pt. 1 - Ida Cox
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Blind Teddy Darby
- Off The Wall - Louise Johnson
- Honey Bee Blues - Bumble Bee Slim
- West Coast Rag - William Ezell
- Ridin' Horse - Tommy Johnson
- Midnight Blues - Gary Moore



Catfish CD 160
69c2000Juke Joint Saturday Night - Piano Blues, Rags & Stomps
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

'Jabo' Williams - Pratt City Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Jab's Blues
Louise Johnson - On The Wall

Skip James - If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
Charley Taylor - Heavy Suitcase Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - No Special Rider Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Polock Blues
Louise Johnson - By The Moon And Stars
Charley Taylor - Louisiana Bound
James Wiggins - Gotta Shave 'Em Dry

Skip James - 22-20 Blues
James Wiggins - Forty-Four Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Fat Mama Blues

'Boodle It' Wiggins - Evil Woman Blues
Louise Johnson - Long Ways From Home
Louise Johnson - All Night Long Blues
Rudy Foster - Black Gal Makes Thunder
Rudy Foster - Corn Trimmer Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Army Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Hot Box
Roosevelt Sykes - 3-6 & 9
Piano Kid Edwards - Gamblin' Man's Prayer


prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith
booklet by Bob Hall

Yazoo CD 2053
70200?Skip James: Boston 1964 & Philadelphia 1966

Boston 1964
- Illinois Blues
- How Long Blues
- Drunken Spree
- Four 'O Clock Blues

Philadelphia 1966
- Hard Luck Child
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
- Loretta Blues
- Special Lover Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Washington D. C. Hospital Center Blues
- Hard Luck Child (No. 2)
- Look At The People
- Mary Don't You Weep
- Someday You Gotta Die [= Crow Jane]
- I'm So Glad
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Document DOCD 5149
71200?Skip James: Bloomington 1968 - Part 1

- Introduction by Peter Narváez
- Skip James Talking
- God Is Real
- Skip Talking
- Crow Jane
- Skip Talking
- Look Down The Road
- Skip Talking
- Lorenzo Blues
- Skip Talking
- Devil Got My Woman (6:15)   @ youtube
- Skip Talking
- I'm So Glad
- Skip Talking
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Skip Talking
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Skip Talking
- Sickbed Blues
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Document DOCD 5633
72200?Skip James: Bloomington 1968 - Part 2

- Skip James Talking
- Illinois Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Washington D. C. Hospital Center Blues
- Skip Talking
- Hard Headed Woman Blues
- Catfish Blues
- Hard-Luck Child
- Skip Talking
- Drunken Spree
- Back-Water Blues
- Look At The People
- Sorry For To Leave You
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
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Document DOCD 5634
732001Piano Blues - The Essential

disc 1:
- Head Rag Hop - Romeo Nelson
- Trenches - Turner Parrish
- Ain't It A Shame - Leroy Carr
- Big Mama - Walter Roland
- 44 Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Flying Crow Blues - Black Ivory King
- I Don't Know - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Rocks In My Pillow - Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton)
- Oh You Devil You - Oliver Brown
- Fat Fanny Stomp - Jim Clarke
- Playing The Dozen - Will Ezell
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Black Gal Makes Thunder - Rudy Foster
- All Night Long - Louise Johnson
- Whoopie - Eddie Miller
- Pine Tops Boogie - Pine Top Smith

- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Skip James
- The Dirty Dozen - Speckled Red

disc 2:
- I'm So Glad I'm 21 Years Old Today - Joe Dean
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade 'Lux' Lewis
- Think You Need A Shot - Walter Davis
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow (Charles) Davenport
- Keep A-knocking An You Can't Get In - James 'Boodle It' Wiggins
- No. 29 - Wesley Wallace
- 31 Blues - Bob Call
- Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Black Gal What Makes Your Head So Hard - Joe Pullum
- Joe Louis Strut - Memphis Minnie
- Dearborn Street Breakdown - Charles Avery
- Lonesome Man Blues - Sylvester Palmer
- East Chicago Blues - Sparks Brothers
- Pratt City Blues - 'Jabo' Williams
- Shack Bully Stomp - 'Jabo' Williams
- Soon This Morning - Charlie Spand
- 5 O'Clock Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor


compiled by Paul Swinton
double CD
notes by Gary Atkinson
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Document CBL-200004
74200?Skip James
Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers


- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Sick Bed Blues
- Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
- Devil Got My Woman
- Illinios Blues
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Up All Night Long
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Skip's Worried Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Catfish Blues
- Motherless & Fatherless
- All Night Long
rec. 1964

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Biograph BCD 122

Biograph discography

74a2001Newport Folk Festival
Best of the Blues 1959-68


disc 1
Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Candy Man
- Coffee Blues
- Stagger Lee
- Here I Am Lord Send Me
- Pallet On Your Floor

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman (3:23) [Vanguard VRS 9181 / VSD 79181]
- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
Son House
- Preaching Blues
- Death Letter Blues
- Empire State Express
- Son Blues
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Louise
- If The River Was Whiskey
Muddy Waters
- Walkin' Blues
- I Can't Be Satisfied


disc 2
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
- Midnight Boogie
- On My Way From Texas
Mance Lipscomb
- Freddie
- So Different Blues
- God Moves On The Water (The Sinking Of The Titanic)
Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Double Double Do Love You
Rev. Gary Davis
- Samson And Delilah
- I Won't Be Back No More
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Intro/The Train Is Leaving #
- Drink Muddy Water #
- Long Gone
- Key To The Highway
- My Baby Done Changed The Lock On The Door
Sleepy John Estes
- Clean Up At Home


disc 3
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Woman I'm Lovin' She's Taken My Appetite
- Baby Please Don't Go
Lightnin' Hopkins & Samuel Lay
- Shake That Thing
John Lee Hooker & Bill Lee
- Tupelo
- Bus Station Blues
- Let's Make It #
- Great Fire Of Natchez #
- Boom Boom #
- I Can't Quit You Baby / Stop Now Baby
Memphis Slim
- How Long #
- Black Cat Crossed My Path #
- Harlem Bound #
- Piano Instrumental #
Muddy Waters & Otis Spann
- Blow Wind Blow #
- Flood #
Chambers Brothers
- CC Rider
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Blues With A Feeling
- Born In Chicago #


# 12 previously unreleased tracks
3 CD set
painting by Meredith Steele
notes by John Milward

Vanguard 3VCD193/95-2
74b2002"Ghost World"
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff (of 'Crumb' fame))

- Jaan Pehechaan Ho - Mohammed Rafi
- Graduation Rap - Vanilla, Jade and Ebony

- Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
- I Must Have It - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Miranda - Lionel Belasco
- Pickin' Cotton Blues - Blueshammer
- Let's Go Riding - Mr. Freddie
- Georgia On My Mind - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Las Palmas De Maracaibo - Lionel Belasco
- Clarice - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Scalding Hot Coffee Rag -Craig Ventresco
- You're Just My Type - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Venezuela - Lionel Belasco
- Fare Thee Well Blues - Joe Calicott
- C.C. & O Blues - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- C-h-i-c-k-e-n Spells Chicken - McGee Bros.
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- So Tired - Dallas String Band

www.ghostworld-themovie.com

shanachie.com

752003Skip James: King Of The Blues - Vol. 8

- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball 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 "Back"
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- What Am I To Do Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road

P-Vine PCD 2263
762003Roots of the Blues

- I'm So Glad
- Devil Got My Woman
3-CD Set

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Vanguard CD 79715

www.vanguardrecords.com

772003The Soul Of A Man
(soundtrack to Wim Wenders film)

- Vietnam Blues (Cassandra Wilson)
- Down In Mississippi (Eagle-Eye Cherry, Vernon Reid And James 'Blood' Ulmer)

- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Lucinda Williams)
- Look Down The Road (Lou Reed)
- I Feel So Good (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
- Slow Down (Cassandra Wilson)
- Don't Dog Your Woman (T-Bone Burnett)
- Voodoo Music (Los Lobos)
- The Death Of J.B. Lenoir (John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers)
- Alabama Blues (J.B. Lenoir)
- God's Word (Shemekia Copeland)

- Illinois Blues (Alvin Youngblood Hart)
- I'm So Glad (Beck)
- Special Rider Blues (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Marc Ribot)
- Devil Got My Woman (Bonnie Raitt)
- Crow Jane (Skip James)
- Washington, D.C. Hospital Blues (Garland Jeffreys)
- Soul Of A Man (Blind Willie Johnson)
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Lou Reed)

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Hip-O Records

www.hip-o.com

782003Skip James: Hard Time

- She's All The World To Me
- Everybody Leaving Here
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Drunken Spree
- All Night Long
- My Gal
- Look At The People Standing At The Judgement
- Worried Blues
- Devil Got My Woman
- My Last Boogie
- Lazy Bones
- My Own Blues
- Omaha Blues
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Somebody Loves You
- Sporting Life Blues
- They Are Waiting For Me
- Walking The Sea
- Jack Of Diamonds
- untitled track
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Universe
792003Heroes of the Blues:
The Very Best of Skip James


- 22-20 Blues
- Little Cow and Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- 61 Highway
- How Long Blues
- Sickbed Blues
- I Don't Want a Woman to Stay Up All Night Long
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Skip's Worried Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Crow Jane
- Everybody's Leaving Here
- I'm So Glad
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Shout Factory
802003Skip James: Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues #
- Sick Bed Blues #
- Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues #
- Devil Got My Woman #
- Illinois Blues #
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Up All Night Long #
- Cherry Ball Blues #
- Skip's Worried Blues
- Cypress Groove Blues
- Catfish Blues
- Motherless & Fatherless
- All Night Long #

# from Melodeon MLP 7321 (1964)
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Biograph CD 30169

Biograph discography

812004Skip James: The Complete 1931 Recordings

- Devil Got My Woman
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball 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 On Down The Road
notes by Neil Slaven
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Body & Soul 2544
822004Skip James: Illinois Blues

- Devil Got My Woman
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Hard Luck Child
- O'Clock Blues
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader
- Drunken Spree
- Yola My Blues Away
- Be Ready When He Comes
- I'm So Glad
- Special Rider Blues
- How Long "Buck"
- Little Cow and Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- What Am I to Do Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get Down the Road
- 22-20 Blues
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Universe
82a2004Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 2
2005 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Drunken Spree - Skip James
- My Black Mama Parts 1 & 2 - Son House
- Blues, Oh Blues - Ma Rainey
- Jungle Man Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Mamlish Blues - Ed Bell
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Pony Blues - Charley Patton
- Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake - Jaydee Short
- Depressions Gone From Me Blues - Blind Blake
- Midnight Hour Blues - Ida Cox
- Half Cup Of Tea - Beale Street Sheiks
- Christmas Eve Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

Supplementary CD tracks:
- My Buddy, Blind Papa Lemon - King Solomon Hill
- Ninety Nine Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- You Gotta Have That Thing - Memphis Jug Band
- Bottle It Up And Go - Memphis Jug Band


remastered by Richard Nevins

Blues Images Vol. 2 (2005)

Blues Images

832005Skip James: Cypress Grove Blues

- Devil Got My Woman
- Four O'clock Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Be Ready When He Comes
- Hard Luck Child
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Yola My Blues Away
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
- How Long 'buck'
- Drunken Spree
- I'm So Glad
- Special Rider Blues
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- What Am I To Do Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
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Snapper (UK)
842005Skip James: Hard Time Killin' Floor

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

# bonus tracks by Son House

notes by Brett J. Bonner
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Yazoo 2075
84a2005Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 3
2006 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
- Love My Stuff - Charley Patton
- M&O Blues - Willie Brown
- He Calls That Religion - Mississippi Sheiks
- Champagne Charlie's My Name - Blind Blake
- Lost Man Blues - Ida Cox
- The Gone Dead Train - King Solomon Hill
- War Time Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - Ma Rainey
- Skoodle Um Skoo - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Guitar Boogie - Blind Roosevelt Graves & Brother
- Christmas In Jail - Leroy Carr

Supplementary CD tracks:
- Tallahatchie River Blues - Mattie Delaney
- How You Want Your Rollin' Done - Louie Lasky
- Married Woman Blues - George Torey

- Cypress Grove Blues - Skip James

remastered by Richard Nevins

Blues Images Vol. 3 (2006)

Blues Images

852006Legends 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
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 JSPCD 7715
862008Skip James 1931 Sessions

- I'm So Glad
- Cypress Grove
- If You Haven't Any Hay (Get On Down The Road)
- Drunken Spree
- Yola My Blues Away
- Devil Got My Woman

- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
- Special Rider Blues
- How Long?
- Jesus Is Gonna Come
- Illinois Blues

12 inch LP
click to enlarge !
Mississippi MR-020
872010Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 8
2011 Calendar with free CD

January to December artwork:
- Sissy Man Blues - Kokomo Arnold
- Pea Vine Blues - Charley Patton
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Labor Blues - Tom Dickson
- Dentist Chair Blues – Parts 1 & 2 - Hattie McDaniel and Charlie Jackson

- Cherry Ball Blues - Skip James
- Hey! Lawdy Mama – The France Blues - Papa Harvey Hull and Long Cleve Reed (The Down Home Boys)
- I'll Be Gone, Long Gone - Mississippi Sheiks
- Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues - Ma Rainey
- Ko Ko Mo Blues – Parts 1 & 2 - Jabo Williams
- Will The Coffin Be Your Santa Claus? - Reverend J. M. Gates


bonus tracks (artwork doesn't exist for these songs):
- Tom Rushen Blues - Charley Patton
- Cannon Ball Blues (alt tk, previously unissued) - Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues - Furry Lewis
- Lonesome Home Blues (test, previously unissued) - Tommy Johnson
- Save Your Money – Let These Women Go - Rabbits Foot Williams
- Mistreatin' Mama - Rabbits Foot Williams



Blues Images no 8

Blues Images



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

sources / further reading:
- own record collection
- Stephen Calt: I'd Rather be the Devil - Skip James + the Blues.- New York (Da Capo) 1994
- Ebay auctions
- diverse other internet resources

Thanks to Alan Balfour, Robert Bernstein, Gene Rosenthal, Steve Franz and David J Costa for additional info / corrections / scans

 


Poster for two Skip James concerts 3/18-19/66
at the Jabberwock in Berkeley, CA

 

Stephen Calt: I'd Rather Be The Devil - Skip James + The Blues.- Capo Press, New York 1994; click to enlarge !
Stephen Calt: I'd Rather Be The Devil - Skip James + The Blues
Capo Press, New York 1994

 

Wim Wenders' "The Soul Of A Man"
(Tribute to Willie Johnson, Skip James and J.B. Lenoir)

 

Recommended Skip James Guitar Books, Records, Videos etc

 

 

Skip James' headstone
at Merion Memorial Park, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Skip James headstone
source: http://www.deadbluesguys.com/image_pages/james_nehemiah_im/james_nehemiah_001.htm

 

 

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