T O M M Y   J O H N S O N
Tommy Johnson
b. c. 1896 near Terry, Mississippi
d. November 1, 1956 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi
discography

source: www.tefteller.com
Robert Crumb's Heroes of the Blues card series # 34: T O M M Y   J O H N S O N
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

Tommy Johnson 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11928Tommy Johnson

- Cool Drink Of Water Blues (41836-2)   @ youtube
- Big Road Blues (41837-2)   @ youtube

rec. February 3, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, TN; Tommy Johnson, voc, g; Charlie McCoy, g



Victor 21279
21928Tommy Johnson

- Bye Bye Blues (41838-1)   @ youtube
- Maggie Campbell Blues (41839-2)   @ youtube

rec. February 4, 1928 at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, TN; Tommy Johnson, voc, g; Charlie McCoy, g



Victor 21409
31928Tommy Johnson

- Canned Heat Blues (45462-2)   @ youtube
- Big Fat Mama Blues (45465-1)   @ youtube

rec. August 31, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Tommy Johnson, voc, g

Victor V-38535
   

- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1) # []   @ youtube
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2) #   @ youtube
- Louisiana Blues (45464-2)

rec. August 31, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Tommy Johnson, voc, g
Victor unissued

# Historical HLP 31
Roots RL 330
Wolf WSE 104
Swingtime BT 2010
Document DOCD 5001
Wolf WSE CD 104


[] Yazoo CD 2002

41929Tommy Johnson

- Alcohol And Jake Blues (L-250-2) ["Canned Heat Blues" remake] #   @ youtube
- Ridin' Horse (L-249-1) ["Maggie Campbell Blues" remake]   @ youtube

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Tommy Johnson, voc, g; [# poss. Tommy Johnson, voc; Ishmon Bracey, g, sp]

currently [09/20/2013] there's a specimen offered at ebay




Paramount 12950
   

- I Want Someone To Love Me (L-227-1, -2)   @ youtube

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Tommy Johnson, voc, g

two sided test pressing discovered 2001 in Wisconsin, purchased by John Tefteller for over $12,000; John Tefteller: "The takes are virtually identical. I cannot discern any difference between the two."
Paramount unissued
test pressing

Classic Blues Artwork
from the 1920s Vol. 1
2004 Calendar

51929Tommy Johnson

- Slidin' Delta (L-229-2)   @ youtube
- I Wonder To Myself (L-228-1) #   @ youtube

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, Wis.; Tommy Johnson, voc, g; # unknown, kazoo



Paramount 12975
61929Tommy Johnson / Tommy Johnson And New Orleans Nehi Boys

Tommy Johnson
- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2) #   @ youtube
Tommy Johnson And New Orleans Nehi Boys
- Black Mare Blues (L-245-2) *   @ Spotify

# rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Tommy Johnson, voc, g

* rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Tommy Johnson, voc, g; Kid Ernest Moliere [or Michall], cl; Charley '44' Taylor, p; unknown, perc

Paramount 13000
   

- Black Mare Blues (L-245-1)   @ Spotify

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Tommy Johnson, voc, g; Kid Ernest Moliere [or Michall], cl; Charley '44' Taylor, p; unknown, perc

test pressing
Paramount unissued
test pressing

Document DLP 532
Document DOCD 5001

   

- "Morning Prayer" (Blues) (L-231-1)* ["Button Up Shoes"]   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- "Bogaloosa Woman" [sic] (L-231-2)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Tommy Johnson, voc, g

test pressing discovered November 1985 in Waukegan, IL
Paramount unissued
test pressing

Document DLP 532
Document DOCD 5001

* Yazoo CD 2002


LP / CD compilations
7c.1962Really! 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 - part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - part 2


compiled by Bill Givens; edited by Pete Whelan; lyrics transcribed by Bill Givens and David Evans

Rory Block: "Stefan [Grossman] gave me a record called 'Really The Country Blues' and that was the beginning of my love affair with the music”.

insert brochure notes
by Gayle Dean Wardlow
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 2

OJL discography

8c.1965Country 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


notes by
Gayle Dean Wardlow
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 8

OJL discography

91966Blues Roots / Mississippi

Tommy Johnson
- Canned Heat Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- Big Road Blues
Mississippi Jook Band
- Barbecue Bust
Joe Williams
- My Grey Pony
Bo Carter
- Cigarette Blues
- All Around Man

Robert Johnson
- I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
- Honeymoon Blues
Charlie McCoy
- That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away
Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Man
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Miss Louisa Blues
- Until My Love Come Down


compiled and annotated
by Samuel Charters

RBF RF 14

RBF discography

101968Jackson Blues 1928-1938

Ishmon Bracey
- Trouble Hearted Blues
Charlie McCoy
- Last Time Blues
Walter Vincent
- Overtime Blues
Arthur Pettis
- Two Time Blues
Bo Carter
- Old Devil

Tommy Johnson
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Black Mare Blues

Willie Lofton
- Dark Road Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Stop And Listen Blues
Mississippi Mudder
- Going Back Home

Tommy Johnson
- Bye Bye Blues
Willie Harris
- Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door
Ishman Bracey
- The Fore Day Blues
- Pay Me No Mind Blues


notes by Dave Evans


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Yazoo 1007



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= Yazoo CD 1007 YAZ
(1991)


= Yazoo HLP 1007 (180 g)

Yazoo discography

111969Masters Of The Blues 1928-1940

Robert Johnson (recorded Dallas, June 20, 1937)
- Little Queen Of Spades
- Love In Vain Blues
Curley Weaver accompanied by Blind Willie McTell (recorded Chicago, April 23, 1935)
- Sometime Mama
- Two Faced Woman
Little Bill Gaither (recorded Chicago, June 12, 1940)
- Georgia Barrel House
Blind Boy Fuller (recorded Chicago, June 12, 1940)
- You Got To Have Your Dollar
Robert Hill (recorded New Orleans, Oct 15, 1936)
- I Had A Gal For The Last Fifteen Years


Tommy Johnson (recorded Memphis, August 31, 1928)
- Lonesome Blues (45463-1) unissued
- Lonesome Blues (45463-2) unissued
- Canned Heat Blues
Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton) with Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell (NY, March 16, 1932)
- I'm Waitin' On You
Frank Stokes (recorded Memphis, Feb 2, 1928)
- Downtown Blues (unissued take)
Texas Alexander (recorded San Antonio, March 10, 1928) with Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson
- Yellow Girl Blues
- I Am Calling Blues


notes by Chris Albertson



Historical HLP-31

Historical discography

121970The Famous 1928 Tommy Johnson - Ishman Bracey Session

Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2)
- Big Fat Mama Blues

Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- My Brown Mamma Blues
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues


compiled and edited by Evelyn Parth

source: Melody Maker April 1970; click to read article !
source: Melody Maker April 1970




Roots RL-330 (Au)




Saydisc Roots RL-330 (UK)

= Autogram 3141 (D)

Roots discography

131970Some Cold Rainy Day

Tommy Johnson
- Slidin' Delta
- I Wonder To Myself
Georgia Cotton Pickers (Buddy Moss, Curley Weaver, Fred McMullen)
- I'm On My Way Down Home
- Diddle-Da-Diddle
- She Looks So Good
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day (two speeds)
Curly Weaver & Ruth Willis
- Some Cold Rainy Day

Fred McMullen & Ruth Willis
- Just Can't Stand It
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain
- My Baby Got A Yo-Yo
- Mill Man Blues
Beale Street Sheiks (Frank Stokes & Das Sane)
- Fillin' In Blues pts. 1 & 2
Charlie 'Dad' Nelson
- Cleveland Stomp
- Scoville Ave. Blues


compiled by Jeff Tarrer







Southern Preservation
Records S.P.R. 2


= Flyright LP 114 (1974/5?)

Flyright discography

141971Blues 1920-40

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

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Loving
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Frank Stokes
- T'Ain't Nobody's Business
- Frank Stoke's Dream
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Lawyer Clark Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Don't Want No Woman



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

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



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

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


3 LP box

RCA Victor RA-5433/5 (Jp)








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

151979?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

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Yazoo CD 1063 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

161983Tommy Johnson (1928-30)
Complete Recordings in Chronological order

- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)

- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2)
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta
- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2)
- Black Mare Blues

notes by Paul Oliver

Wolf WSE 104

= Wolf WSE CD 104 (1998)

171988Delta 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]
Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues [L-239-1-unissued Pm Test] [L-239-2]




Document DLP 532

Document discography

181989Tommy Johnson / Sleepy John Estes 1928-1930

Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2)
- Big Fat Mama Blues

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


notes by Ricardo Reccioni
[= Alan Balfour]



Bluetime BT 2010 (Dk/I)
191990?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)

201990The Deep South (1927-1937)

Al Miller's String Band
- Saturday Night Hymn
Beale Street Sheiks
- You Shall
Bessie Tucker
- My Man Has Quit Me
Edward Thompson
- Up On The Hill Blues
- When You Dream Of Muddy Water

Tommy Johnson
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol And Jake Blues

Tommy Settlers
- Low Down Blues Moon - part 1
- Low Down Blues Moon - part 2
- Shaking Weed Blues
- Big Bed Bug (Bed Bug Blues)
- Pearlie Mae Blues
- Don't Want You No More
- You Don't Mean No Good
- Blaze Face Blues





Document DLP 600

Document discography

211990Tommy Johnson 1928 - 1929

- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2)
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta
- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2)
- Boogaloosa Woman
- Morning Prayer
- Black Mare Blues (take 1)
- Black Mare Blues (take 2)
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol And Jake Blues

notes by Paul Oliver



Document DOCD 5001
221991Masters Of The Delta Blues: The Friends Of Charlie Patton

- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Tommy Johnson
- I Am In The Heavenly Way - Bukka White
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Brown Mama Blues - Ishman Bracey
- On The Wall - Louise Johnson
- Walking Blues (Unissued Test) - Son House

- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Promise True And Grand - Bukka White
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey

- Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson
- My Black Mama (Part 1) - Son House
- My Black Mama (Part 2) - Son House
- Yellow Bee - Bertha Lee
- Long Way From Home - Louise Johnson
- M And O Blues - Willie Brown

- Button Up Shoes (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Mind Reader Blues - Bertha Lee
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1) - Tommy Johnson
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 2) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 2) - Son House


notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2002
231992Canned Heat Blues
Masters of the Delta Blues

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
- I Will Turn Your Momney Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Dry Land Blues
- Cannon Ball Blues
- Kassie Jones Part 1
- Kassie Jones Part 2
- Judge Harsh Blues

Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mama Blues
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues





RCA / BMG CD 61047-2
(Bluebird Heritage series)
241995Suitcase 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 Fom 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 Te 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
251998Memphis Blues Singers, Vol. 1

Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- Bedtime Blues
- What's The Matter Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- Staggering Blues
- Ha-Ha Blues
- School Girl Blues
- Stranger Blues

Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Saturday Blues
- Left Alone Blues
Frank Stokes
- Mistreatin' Blues
- It Won't Be Long Now
- Nehi Mamma Blues
- I Got Mine
- Stomp That Thing
- 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Pt. 1
- 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Pt. 2
- Take Me Back
- How Long


remastered by John R.T. Davies
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Frog CD 21
261998Memphis Blues Singers, Vol. 2

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Dry Land Blues
- Cannon Ball Blues
- Kassie Jones - Part 1
- Kassie Jones - Part 2
- Judge Harsh Blues
Ishman Bracy
- Leavin' Town Blues (Pt. 1)
- Brown Mama Blues (Pt. 1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues

Tommy Johnson
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone - Part 1
- Rolling Stone - Part 2
- Jail House Blues
- I Do Blues


remastered by John R.T. Davies
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Frog CD 22
271998My Rough And Rowdy Ways
Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs
Classic Recordings of the 1920 and 30s - Vol. I

- Tell It To Me - Grant Brothers
- Little Sadie - Clarence Ashley
- Bad Luck Dice - Clifford Gibson
- Way Up On Clinch Mountain - Jilson Setters
- Frankie - Dykes Magic City Trio

- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Got The Jake Leg Too - Ray Brothers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- Kentucky Blues - 'Little Hat' Jones
- Prisoner's Dream - Allen Brothers
- John Hardy - Sweet Brothers/Ernest Stoneman
- Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon/Sam McGee
- The Fate Of Talmedge Osborn - Ernest Stoneman/Kahle Brewer
- Viola Lee Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Rock House Gamblers - Cleve Chaffin/The McClung Brothers
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- All Bound Down - Haywood County Ramblers
- Low Down Rounder Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Stack-O-Lee - Fruit Jar Guzzlers
- My Crime Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Jesse James - Ken Maynard
- Chain Gang Special - Watts & Wilson





Yazoo CD 2039
281999Tommy Johnson & Associates

- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Bye-Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson
- I Wonder To Myself - Tommy Johnson
- Slidin' Delta - Tommy Johnson
- Lonesome Home Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Stop and Listen Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Down The Big Road Blues - Mattie Delaney
- Jake Leg Blues - Willie Lofton
- Dirty Mistreater - Willie Lofton
- Stop Look And Listen - Kokomo Arnold
- Sad And Lonesome - Bumble Bee Slim
- Rough Road Blues - Bumble Bee Slim
- Going Back Home Blues - Missisipi Mudder
- Bo Carter's Advice - Bo Carter
- Ten Pound Hammer - Mose Andrews
- Joliet Bound - Kansas Joe
- Wait And Listen - Fred Mc Mullen
- Saturday Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey





Catfish CD 118

Catfish discography

291999Broke, 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)
302000The 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

Catfish discography

312001Screamin' 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 - Bukka 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
322002Walk Right In
When The Sun Goes Down Vol. 1
'The Secret History of Rock & Roll' series

Robert Petway - Catfish Blues
Big Joe Williams - Baby, Please Don't Go
Leadbelly - Ham An' Eggs
Big Bill Broonzy - Mississippi River Blues
Trixie Butler - Just A Good Woman Through With The Blues
Milton Brown And His Brownies - Garbage Man Blues
Bukka White - The Panama Limited

Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink Of Water Blues
Leadbelly - The Midnight Special
The Carter Family - Worried Man Blues
Amédé Ardoin & Denus McGee - Les Blues De Voyage
Andrew and Jim Baxter - K.C. Railroad Blues
Rev. J.M. Gates & Congregation "Three Ladies And Two Men In Outfit" - Somebody's Been Stealin'
Alberta Hunter - Beele Street Blues
Noah Lewis - Devil In The Wood Pile
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Walk Right In
Julius Daniels - Ninety-Nine Year Blues
Bessie Tucker - Got Cut All To Pieces
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Feather Bed
Julius Daniels - Can't Put A Bridle On That Mule This Morning
De Ford Bailey - Davidson County Blues
Frank Crumit - Frankie And Johnny
Taskiana Four - Dixie Bo-Bo
Paul Robeson - Sometime I Feel LIke A Motherless Child
Hall Johnson Choir - St.Louis Blues





RCA Victor 63986
332002That's All Right
When The Sun Goes Down Vol. 4
'The Secret History of Rock & Roll' series

Victoria Spivey - Telephoning The Blues
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Viola Lee Blues
Genevieve Davis - Haven't Got A Dollar To Pay Your House Rent Man
Ishman Bracey - Saturday Blues
Jim Jackson - When I Woke Up This Morning She Was Gone

Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues
Blind Willie McTell - Statesboro Blues
Memphis Jug Band - Stealin', Stealin'
Furry Lewis - Judge Harsh Blues
Edna Winston - Rent Man Blues
Harris And Harris - I Don't Care What You Say
Lizzie Miles With Jelly Roll Morton - I Hate A Man Like You
Frank Stokes - "Taint Nobody's Business If I Do-Part I
Sippie Wallace - I'm A Mighty Tight Woman
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Yodel #9
Sleepy John Estes - The Girl I Love, She Got Long, Curly Hair
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe - Don't Want No Woman (Have T' Give My Money To)
Memphis Jug Band - Cocaine Habit Blues
Blind Willie Reynolds - Married Woman Blues
Jimmie Davis - Red Nightgown Blues
Mississippi Matilda - Hardworking Woman
Bo Carter - Doubled In A Knot
Daddy Stovepipe And Mississippi Sarah - If You Want Me Baby
Little Brother Montgomery - The First Time I Met The Blues
Mississippi Sheiks with Bo Carter - Sales Tax





RCA Victor 63987
342003Tommy Johnson: King Of The Blues Vol. 5

- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2)
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta
- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2)
- Black Mare Blues
- Black Mare Blues
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol And Jake Blues


P-Vine PCD 2260
352003Times Ain't Like They Used To Be Vol. 8
Early American Rural Music - Classis Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Vaughan Quartet
- It's Just Like Heaven
Red Headed Fiddler
- The Steeley Rag
"Gitfiddle Jim"
- Paddlin' Blues
Dilly & His Dill Pickles
- Sand Mountain Drag
Dock Boggs
- Sugar Baby
King Solomon Hill
- My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon
Stripling Brothers
- The Lost Child
Frank Hutchison
The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
Bo Weaviil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown
Wright Brothers Quartet
- Mother Is With The Angels
Dick Reinhart
- Rambling Lover
Skip James
- 4 O'clock Blues
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters
- Yellow Rose Of Texas
Johnny Barfield
- Gonna Ride Till The Sun Goes Down
Ed Bell
- Mamlish Blues
"Ted" Sharp, Hinman, & Sharp
- Robinson County
Dennis McGee
- Valse Des Vachers
David Miller
- Jailhouse Rag

Tommy Johnson
- I Want Someone To Love Me (L-227-1, -2)
Uncle Dave Macon & McGee Bros.
- Tennessee Tornado
Frank Jenkins
- Roving Cowboy
Shelor Family
- Big Bend Gal
Rev. W.M. Mosley
- Yes! Tis Me



Yazoo CD 2068
362003Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 1
2004 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- He’s In The Jailhouse Now - Blind Blake
- No Job Blues - Ramblin’ Thomas
- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Rising High Water Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Down The Dirt Road Blues - Charley Patton
- Death Cell Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Rough Rugged Road - Bumble Bee Slim
- Dry Spell Blues - Son House
- Bad Feeling Blues - Blind Blake
- Beale Town Bound - The Beale Street Sheiks
- Black Snake Dream - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Dead Drunk Blues - Ma Rainey


Supplementary CD tracks:
- I Want Someone To Love Me - Tommy Johnson (L-227-1, -2)
- Cold Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Times Has Done Got Hard - King Solomon Hill

Blues Images no #
372003The Best There Ever Was
The Legendary Early Blues Performers Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 30s

Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues

Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Son House
- My Black Mamma - part 1
Mississippi John Hurt
- Ain't No Tellin
Skip James
- Cypress Grove
Blind Willie Johnson
- I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
Blind Willie McTell
- Mama Tain't Long Fo' Day
Jaydee Short
- Barefoot Blues
Robert Wilkins
- I'll Go With Her Blues
Ed Bell
- Squabblin Blues
Charlie Patton
- It Won't Be Long
Frank Stokes
- What's The Matter Blues
Geeshie Wiley
- Last Kind Word Blues
William Harris
- Bullfrog Blues
Blind Blake
- You Gonna Quit Me Blues
King Solomon Hill
- The Gone Dead Train
Memphis Minnie
- Outdoor Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Prison Cell Blues
Sam Collins
- Graveyard Digger's Blues
Furry Lewis
- Big Chief Blues


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Yazoo CD 3002
382006The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1
Freeny's Barn Dance Band: Croquet Habits
Son House: Mississippi County Farm Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Up Jumped The Rabbit
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy: I'm Going Back Home
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles: Fightin' In The War With Spain
John Byrd: Old Timbrook Blues
Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers: A Little Talk With Jesus

Tommy Johnson: Slidin' Delta
The Three Striped Gears: Alabama Blues
Jack Gowdlock: Rollin Dough Blues
Kentucky Ramblers: Ginseng Blues
Ollis Martin: Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down
Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston And The West Virginia Ramblers: John Hardy Blues
Long "Cleeve" Reed & Little Harvey Hull - The Down Home Boys: Original Stack O' Lee Blues
Amedie Ardoin & Dennis McGee: Two Step De La Prairie Soileau
Andrew & Jim Baxter: Operator Blues
J.D. Harris: The Grey Eagle
Memphis Jug Band: Jim Strainer Blues
Grayson County Railsplitters: Ain't That Trouble In Mind (unissued)
Dock Boggs: Old Rub Alcohol Blues
Jaybird Coleman: Mistreatin' Mama
Henry Whitter: It's A Rough Road To Georgia (unissued)
Rev. B.L. Wightman with Lottie Kimbrough & Congregation: Live The Life


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

double CD

Yazoo YAZ CD 2202

street date: April 4th, 2006

more info:
http://www.venerablemusic.com/myspacejpg/rcrub.pdf

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Stefan Grossman's
Guitar Workshop

392006Legends 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 (45463-1)
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-2)
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta Buy
- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2)
- 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
402009Tommy Johnson: Big Road Blues

- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- I Want Someone To Love Me (L-227-1, -2)
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin' Delta
- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2)
- Untitled Song - take 1 (Morning Prayer Blues)
- Untitled Song - take 2 (Boogaloosa Woman)
- Black Mare Blues (take 1)
- Black Mare Blues (take 2)
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol And Jake Blues


P-Vine PCD-15032
412010Classic 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

422010Tommy Johnson: Cool Drink Of Water Blues

- Cool Drink Of Water Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)

- Lonesome Home Blues (45463-1)
- Big Fat Mamma Blues
- I Wonder To Myself
- Slidin Delta


- Lonesome Home Blues (L-230-2)
- Untitled Song (tk 1 (Morning Prayer Blues))
- Untitled Song (tk 2 (Boogaloosa Woman))
- Black Mare Blues (tk 1)

- Black Mare Blues (tk 2)
- Ridin' Horse
- Alcohol & Jake Blues

DLP



Monk 3201
432012The Return of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1:
Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys - L And N Rag
Hambone Willie Newburn - Roll And Tumble Blues
Appalachia Vagabond (Hayes Shepherd) - Hard For To Love
Washington (Bukka) White - The Panama Limited
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers - John Henry Blues
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
Carter Brothers & Son - Old Jaw Bone
B.F. Shelton - Oh Molly Dear
Charley Patton - High Water Everywhere – Part 1
Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer - Lonesome Road Blues
Ishman Bracey - Woman Woman Blues
Fiddling Powers & Family - Old Molly Hair
Ashley’s Melody Men - Bath House Blues
Dennis McGee & Sady Courville - Mon Chere Bebe Creole
Willie Walker - Dupree Blues
Packie Dolan & His Boys - Irish Girl/Blue Breeches
Cartwright Brothers - Texas Ranger
L.O. Birkhead & A.E. Ward - Robinson County
Robert Wilkins - That’s No Way To Get Along
Lewis Brothers - Bull At The Wagon
Karola Stocha & S. Bachleda - Koscieliska
Fruit Jar Guzzlers - Stack-O-Lee
Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers - Sail Away Ladies


disc 2:
Mississippi Possum Hunters - The Last Shot Got Him
George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers - My Ozark Mountain Home
Henry Thomas - Charmin Betsey
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers - Milwaukee Blues
Eck Robertson & Family - Texas Wagoner
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain - Two White Horses
Leo Soileau & Mayuse Lafleur - Basile Waltz
Lottie Kimbrough - Rolling Log Blues
Luke Hignight & His Ozark Strutters - Fort Smith Breakdown
Carver Boys - Tim Brook
Blind Willie Johnson - Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee
J.P. Nester & Norman Edmonds - Train On The Island

Tommy Johnson - Lonesome Home Blues
Orkiestra Majkuta - Wsciekla Polka
Lulu Jackson - Little Rosewood Casket
E. Mullaney & P. Stack - Maid In A Cherry Tree
Elder Golden P. Harris - I’ll Lead A Christian Life
Fiddling Sam Long - Seneca Square Dance
Blind Blake - Sun To Sun Blues
Blue Ridge Mountain Singers - The Letter That Never Came
Charley Patton - Some These Days I’ll Be Gone
Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers - I’m A Long Time Traveling Away From Home



Yazoo CD 2203
441/2014Jackson Stomp
The Charlie McCoy Story

Charlie McCoy - Last Time Blues
Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink Of Water Blues
Johnnie Temple - Lead Pencil Blues (It Just Won’t Write)
Charlie McCoy - That Lonesome Train That Took My Baby Away
Mississippi Mud Steppers - Jackson Stomp
Alec Johnson - Miss Meal Cramp
Curtis Jones - Palace Blues
Jackson Blue Boys - Hidin’ On Me
Jackson Blue Boys - Sweet Alberta
Will Weldon - Gonna Take My Time
Charlie McCoy (Papa Charlie’s Boys) - Gypsy Woman Blues
Harlem Hamfats - Oh! Red
Sonny Boy Williamson - Black Panther Blues
Charlie McCoy (Papa Charlie’s Boys) - Too Long
Bo Carter - East Jackson Blues
Ishmon Bracey - Leavin’ Town Blues
Mississippi Black Snakes - Blue Sky Blues
Charlie McCoy (The Mississippi Mudder) - Candy Man Blues
Memphis Minnie - Long As I Can See You Smile
Charlie McCoy And Bo Carter - Corrine Corrina
Charlie McCoy (The Mississippi Mudder) - Charity Blues
Walter Vinson - It’s Gonna Stare You In The Face
Monkey Joe - Preach, Pray And Moan
Kansas Joe McCoy - Dresser Drawer Blues
Charlie McCoy (The Mississippi Mudder) - Motherless & Fatherless
Mississippi Mud Steppers - Sunset Waltz



Nehi NEH 02
452014The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No. 3
The Musicians, the Records and the Music of the 78 rpm era

Jasper Taylor & his State Street Boys - Stomp Time Blues
Roberta Dudley - Krooked Blues
Moanin’ Bernice Edwards - Low Down Dirty Shame Blues
The Washingtonians - Choo Choo
Julia Lee - Won’t You Come Over To My House?
Fate Marable’s Society Syncopaters - Pianoflage
Lottie Kimborough & Winston Holmes - Lost Lover Blues
Lottie Kimborough & Winston Holmes - Wayward Girl Blues

Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues
Big Bill Broonzy - San Antonio Blues
South Memphis Jug Band - Doctor Medicine
Charlie Burse & his Memphis Mudcats - Beale Street Blues
Jelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppers - Sidewalk Blues #2
Freddy Keppard’s Jazz Cardinals –Salty Dog #2
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven - Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra - Knockin’ A Jug
The Hokum Trio - You Do It
Ruth Willis - Experience Blues
Poor Boy Lofton - Dark Road Blues
Cow Cow Davenport - Alabama Strut
Doc Cook & his Orchestra - Hot Tamale Man
Lee Collins & the Hangover All Stars - I Found A New Baby
Leadbelly - Mississippi River
Wilson 'Thunder' Smith - Mr. Freddie's Blues
Cow Cow & Congregation - Do You Call That Religion?


CD accompanying The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No. 3



Frog FB&JA3


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Tommy Johnson 'tribute' albums
#year
of
release
Artist:
Record Title

- featured song
label # / notes
11968Roosevelt Holts:
Presenting The Country Blues


- Prison Bound Blues (MBHL 10139)
- Maggie Campbell Blues (MBHL 10140)
- Feelin' Sad And Blue (MBHL 10141) *
- I'm Going To Build Right On That Shore (MBHL 10142)
- Lead Pencil Blues (MBHL 10143)
- Another Mule Kickin' In My Stall (MBHL 10144)

- Little Bitty Woman (MBHL 10145) #
- The Good Book Teach You (MBHL 10146) [] #
- Big Road Blues (MBHL 10147)
- Let's Talk It All Over Again (MBHL 10148)
- Red River Blues (MBHL 10149)
- She Put Me Outdoors (MBHL 10150) #

* rec. January 27, 1966 in Franklinton, La.; Roosevelt Holts, voc, g; Babe Stovall, g

rec. February 3, 1966 in New Orleans; Roosevelt Holts, voc, g

# rec. August 28, 1966 in Bogalusa, La.; Roosevelt Holts, voc, g; [] L.H. Lane, hca

Roosevelt Holts discography

notes by David Evans



Blue Horizon 7-63201 (UK)

notes by David Evans



= Blue Horizon BH 7704 (US)

21968Goin' Up The Country

Roosevelt Holts
- My Phone Keeps Ringing
Isaiah Chattman
- Found My Baby Gone
Arzo Youngblood
- Bye And Bye Blues
Cornelius Bright
- My Baby's Gone
Herb Quinn
- Casey, You Can't Ride This Train
Arzo Youngblood
- Four Women Blues
L.V. Conerly
- Bad Luck And Trouble
Mager Johnson
- Travelling Blues

O.D. Jones & Babe Stovall
- Got The Blues This Morning
Jack Owens
- B & O Blues
Bill "Boogie Bill" Webb
- Dooleyville Blues
Roosevelt Holts
- Nowhere To Go
Mager Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Cornelius Bright
- Devil Got My Woman
Jack Owens
- Devil Got My Woman

"Got The Blues ..." rec. in New Orleans Aug. 14, 1966 by David Evans




Decca LK 4931 (UK)

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= Rounder 2012 (US 1975)

Rounder discography

31970South Mississippi Blues

Babe Stovall & Herb Quinn
- See See Rider
Eli Owens
- Rabbit On A Log
Roosevelt Holts
- Big Fat Mama Blues
Herb Quinn
- Casey
Babe Stovall
- Candy Man
O. D. Jones & Babe Stovall, Dink Brister
- Bye Bye Baby
Eli Owens
- Old Hen Cackle
Esau Weary
- You Don't Have To Go
Babe Stovall
- Do Lord, Remember Me
Roosevelt Holts
- Matchbox Blues

Roosevelt Holts
- Mean Conductor Blues
Eli Owens
- Muleskinner Blues
Babe Stovall
- Maypole March
Myrt Holmes
- Run Here, Fairo
Isaac Youngblood
- Hesitating Blues
Esau Weary
- Forty-Four Blues
Babe Stovall
- Boll Weevil
Eli Owens
- Ida Red - Sally Goodin'
Babe Stovall
- Sweet Bunch Of Daisies
Eli Owens
- Ways Like The Devil
Roosevelt Holts
- Home Town Skiffle

rec. by David Evans between 1965 and 1971

notes by David Evans



Rounder 2009

Rounder discography

(italian) notes by "D.V."



= Albatros VPA 8392
(It 1979) "See See Rider"

Albatros discography

41972The Legacy Of Tommy Johnson

Isaac Youngblood & Herb Quinn
- Big Road Blues
Mager Johnson
- Bye And Bye Blues
Isaac Youngblood
- Maggie Campbell Blues
John Henry 'Bubba' Brown
- Canned Heat Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Cool Water Blues
Isaac Youngblood
- Big Fat Mama Blues
Houston Stackhouse & Carey 'Ditty' Mason
- Pony Blues

Arzo Youngblood
- I Believe I'll Make Everything Alright
Boogie Bill Webb
- Show Me What You Got For Sale
Arzo Youngblood
- Prison Bound Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Maggie Campbell Blues
Arzo Youngblood
- The Old Folks Doing It And The Little Ones Trying
Babe Stovall & O.D. Jones, g, Dink Brister, mand
- Big Road Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Take Your Time
Roosevelt Holts
- Pine Top Boogie
Boogie Bill Webb
- Don't You Lie To Me
notes by David Evans





saydisc Matchbox SDM 224
5197?Roosevelt Holts and his friends

Roosevelt Holts
- Barrelhouse Blues
- Packing Up Her Trunk To Leave
- I'll Catch The Train And Ride
- Leaving This Time. Won't Be Back Til Fall
Esau Weary
- Bogalousa Boogie
- Big Leg Woman

Boogie Bill Webb
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Drinking And Stinking
Eli Owens
- Railroad Blues
- Memphis Mail
Blind Pete Burrell
- I'll Fly Away

Roosevelt Holts discography

notes by David Evans



Arhoolie 1057

Arhoolie discography

62001Chris Thomas King: The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Act I: Genesis 1900's-1990's

- O Brother, Where Art Thou
- Trouble Will Soon Be Over

- Canned Heat Blues
- Flooded In The Delta
- Watermelon Man
- John Law Burned Down The Liquor Store
- Red Shoes
- Bonnie & Clyde In D Minor
- Do Fries Go With That Shake
- O Brother, Where Art Thou (Reprise) - (with The Voodoo Dolls)
- Spread The Glory (Requiem) - (with The Voodoo Dolls)

Valley Entertainment 15156
 

see also James Brewer, K.C. Douglas, Shirley Griffith, Babe Stovall discographies

 



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 480-481
- http://www.tefteller.com/html/78_tommy_johnson.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column pictures (top to bottom): 1. Evans, David: Big Road Blues, Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues, p.  183 ("Reproduced from Victor Records publicity photo") --- 2. Robert Crumb's Heroes of the Blues card series # 34 --- 3. Front cover of Document DOCD 5001

thanks to Alan Balfour, 'andrew' and John Tefteller for scans / additional info

 

www.tommyjohnsonblues.com

 

Delta Blues further reading
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Evans, David: Tommy Johnson.- London (Studio Vista) 1971

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Evans, David: Big Road Blues - Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues.- left: Berkeley (University of California Press Hardback) 1982 / right: New York (Da Capo Paperback) 1987

 

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