only known photo of  L U K E   J O R D A N; from 78 Quarterly 7 (1992), p. 72
Luke Jordan in the 1940s
only known photo; photographer: Henry Smith
source: 78 Quarterly 7 (1992), p. 72

Luke
Jordan

b. January 28, 1892 in Bluefield, West Virginia
d. June 25, 1952 in Lynchburg, Virginia

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

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Luke Jordan 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
  

- Church Bells Blues (39819-1)   @ Spotify
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (39820-1)   @ Spotify

rec. August 16, 1927 in Charlotte, NC; Luke Jordan, voc, g

Victor unissued

RCA INT 1175 (1970)

11927Luke Jordan

- Pick Poor Robin Clean (39820-2)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Traveling Coon (39822-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 16, 1927 in Charlotte, NC; Luke Jordan, voc, g





Victor 20957
21927Luke Jordan

- Church Bells Blues (39819-2)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Cocaine Blues (39821-2)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 16, 1927 in Charlotte, NC; Luke Jordan, voc, g



Victor 21076
31929Luke Jordan

- My Gal's Done Quit Me (57703-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Won't You Be Kind? (57704-3)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. November 18, 1929 in New York City; Luke Jordan, voc, g



Victor 38564
41929Luke Jordan

- If I Call You Mama (57705- )   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell (57707- )   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. November 19, 1929 in New York City; Luke Jordan, voc, g

Victor 23400

[only one known copy]

   

- Look Up, Look Down (57706-2)
- That's A Plenty (57708-2)

rec. November 19, 1929 in New York City; Luke Jordan, voc, g

Victor unissued

LP / CD compilations
51964The Country Blues Volume Two

Texas Alexander
- Levee Camp Moan
Peg Leg Howell
- Tishamingo Blues
Henry Townsend
- Mistreated Blues
Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band
- Poole County Blues
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Papa's Lawdy Lawdy Blues
"Georgia Bill"
- Scarey Day Blues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues

Bo Carter
- I'm An Old Bumble Bee
Charlie Lincoln
- Jealous Hearted Blues
Bukka White
- Strange Place Blues
Blind Boy Fuller with Sonny Terry
- Bye Bye Baby Blues
Charlie Pickett
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
Brownsville Son Bonds
- Weary Worried
Big Maceo with Tampa Red
- Maceo's 32 - 20


Compiled and edited by Samuel Charters







RBF 9

RBF discography

61968The East Coast States (1927-1940)
Georgia - Carolinas - Virginia

Peg Leg Howell
- Ball And Chain Blues
- Away From Home
Kokomo Arnold
- A Salty Dog
Lonnie Coleman
- Wild About My Loving
Sylvester Weaver & Walter Beasley
- St. Louis Blues
- Bottleneck Blues
Will Bennett
- Railroad Bill
Buddy Moss
- Gravy Server

Andrew & Jim Baxter
- Bamalong Blues
Lil McClintock
- Don't Think I'm Santa Claus
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight
Blind Boy Fuller
- Crooked Woman Blues
- Somebody's Been Talkin'

Luke Jordan
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
William Moore
- Ragtime Crazy



Roots RL 318

Roots discography

7196?The East Coast States Vol. 2 (1924-1938)
Georgia - Carolinas - Virginia

Sylvester Weaver
- I'm Busy And You Can't Come In
- Guitar Rag
Curley Weaver
- Oh Lawdy Mama
- Fried Pie Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
Julius Daniels & Bubba Lee Torrence
- I'm Gonna Tell God How You Doin'
- My Mamma Was A Sailor
Willie Baker
- Bad Luck Moan

Joe Linthecome
- Pretty Mama Blues
Virgil Childers
- Travellin' Man
- Preacher And The Bear
Barbecue Bob
- Poor Boy A Long Way From Home
Andrew & Jim Baxter
- K. C. Railroad Blues

Luke Jordan
- Traveling Coon
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Cocaine Blues

Roots RL 326

Roots discography

81970Travellin' This Lonesome Road
An Anthology Of The Victor/Bluebird Catalogues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean #
Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- She Stays Out All Night Long
James Rachel
- Sweet Mama
Clifford Gibson
- Jive Me Blues
- She Rolls It Slow
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pretty Mama Blues

Walter Davis
- Travellin' This Lonesome Road
- Sad And Lonesome Blues
Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Joe Williams
- Get Your Head Trimmed Down
- Peach Orchard Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Early In The Morning
- Project Highway


# previously unissued first takes
notes by Neil Slaven


click to read liner notes !
RCA International (Camden)
INT 1175
= RCA 731.046
91978Virginia Traditions - Western Piedmont Blues

Clayton Horsley
- My Little Woman
John Tinsley
- Penitentiary Blues
James Lowry
- Tampa Blues
Marvin Foddrell
- Who's Been Fooling You

Luke Jordan
- Won't You Be Kind
Lewis "Rabbit" Muse
- Jailhouse Blues
Richard Wright
- Peakesville Boogie
Turner Foddrell
- Slow Drag

James Lowry
- Karo Street Blues

Luke Jordan
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
Turner Foddrell
- Going Up To The Country
Lewis "Rabbit" Muse
- Rabbit Stomp
Marvin Foddrell
- Looking For My Woman
John Tinsley
- Red River Blues
Clayton Horsley
- Don't The Moon Look Pretty
James Lowry
- Early Morning Blues
Herbert Richardson/William Richardson
- Tell Me Baby



Blue Ridge Institute
BRI 003


= Global Village C 1003
(cassette 1993)


= Global Village CD 1003
(1995)

101979Reefer Madness

- Weed - Bea Foote
- Cocaine - Dick Justice
- Willie The Chimney Sweeper - Ernest Rodgers
- Reefer Head Woman - Jazz Gillum & His Jazz Boys
- The Mess Is Here - Cow Cow Davenport
- Pipe Dream Blues - Josie Miles
- Willie The Weeper - Frankie 'Half Pint' Jackson

- Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan
- Save The Roach For Me - Buck Washington
- Muggles - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
- Kokey Joe - Mills Blue Rhythm Band
- Sendin' The Vipers - Mezz Mezzrow & His Orchestra
- Viper's Drag - Fats Waller
- Viper's Dream - Quintette of the Hot Club of France
- Chant Of The Weed - Don Redman & His Orchestra
- Blue Reefer Blues - Richard Jones & His Jazz Wizards


prod. by Bernard Brightman
notes (April 1979)
by Larry Sloman



Stash ST 119

Stash discography

111984Songsters & Saints
Vocal Traditions on Race Records Vol. 2

Medicine Show Songsters
Papa Charlie Jackson
- I'm Alabama Bound
- Long Gone Lost John
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- My Money Never Runs Out
Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson
- Bye, Bye, Policeman
- My Monday Woman Blues
- Old Dog Blue
Beale Street Sheiks (Stokes and Sane)
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It
- Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon


Songsters East Ann West
Stovepipe No. 1 and David Crockett
- A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around
- A Woman Get's Tired Of The Same Man All The Time
Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"
- Old Country Stomp
- Bob McKinney
- Arkansas

Luke Jordan
- Traveling Coon
- Cocaine Blues
Blind Blake
- He's In The Jail House Now
- West Coast Blues / Dry Bone Shuffle [?]



The Straining Preachers
Rev. J.C. Burnett
- The Donfall Of Nebuchadnezzar
- The Gambler's Doom
Rev. J.M. Gates
- Yonder Comes My Lord With A Bible In His Hand
- God's Wrath In The St. Louis Cyclone
- The Eagle Stirs Her Nest
Rev. F.W. McGee
- The Half Ain't Never Been Told
- Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale
Rev. D.C. Rice
- Come And See
- We Got The Same Kind Of Power Over Here

Arizona Dranes
- It's All Right Now
- Just Look
Blind Joe Taggart
- God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From Tares
- There's A Hand Writing On The Wall
Blind Willie Johnson
- If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down
- God Moves On The Water
- The Rain Don't Fall On Me
Elders McIntosh and Edwards
- The Latter Rain Is Fall
Memphis Sanctified Singers
- He Got Better Things For You
DLP


click to read track listing !
Matchbox MSEX 2003/2004

Matchbox discography

121990The Songster Tradition

Papa Harvey Hull & 'Long Cleve' Reed
- Gang Of Brown Skin Women
- Hey! Lawdy Mama - The France Blues
- Two Little Tommie Blues
- Don't You Leave Me Here
- Mama You Don't Know How
- Original Stack O'lee Blue
- Quill Blues
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
William & Versey Smith
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home
- When That Great Ship Went Down
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home
- Sinner You'll Need King Jesus

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues (unissued) #
- Church Bells Blues
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (unissued) #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Cocaine Blues
- Travelin' Coon
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
- Won't You Be Kind
Eli Framer
- Framer's Blues
- God Didn't Make Me No Monkey Man
Louie Lasky
- How You Want Your Rollin' Done
- Teasin' Brown Blues
- Caroline


# "unissued" on 78 rpm, but previously issued on RCA International INT 1175 !!!

Document DOCD 5045
131996The Blues Collection Vol. 84 - East Coast Blues

Bobbie Leecan's Need-More Band
- Wash-Board Cut Out
Julius Daniels
- Ninety-Nine Year Blues
Blind Blake
- Southern Rag

Luke Jordan
- If I Call You Mama [Victor 23400]
Jack Gowdlock
- Poor Jane Blues
Peg Leg Howell & Eddie Anthony
- Turkey Buzzard Blues

Luke Jordan
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
Jack Gowdlock
- Rollin' Dough Blues
Julius Daniels & Bubba Lee Torrence
- Slippin' And Slidin' Up The Golden Street

Luke Jordan
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell [Victor 23400]
Blind Blake
- Depression's Gone From Me Blues
Blind Boy Fuller
- Walking And Looking Blues
Boy Green
- Play My Juke Box
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Carolina Blues
Gabriel Brown
- Down In The Bottom
Skoodle Dum Doo & Sheffield Seth Richard(s)
- Gas Ration Blues
Marylin Scott
- I Got What My Daddy Likes
Boy Green
- A And B Blues
Sunny Jones
- Don't Want Pretty Women
Skoodle Dum Doo & Sheffield Seth Richard(s)
- Tampa Blues


prod. by Tony Russell; remastering: John R.T. Davis





Orbis BLU NC084
141996Before The Blues Vol. 3 - The Early American Black Music Scene
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

Luke Jordan
- Pick Poor Robin Clean

Yazoo CD 2017
151996The Roots Of Rap
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

Blind Willie Johnson - If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down
Luke Jordan - Cocaine Blues
Allen Brothers - Bow Wow Blues
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon - Jive Man Blues
Henry Thomas - Jonah In The Wilderness
Willie Walker - South Carolina Rag
Memphis Jug Band - Whitewash Station
Red Henderson - Automobile Ride Through Alabama
Speckled Re - The Dirty Dozen No. 2
Butterbeans & Susie - 'Tain't None O' Your Business
Beale Street Sheiks - It's A Good Thing
Jimmie Davis - She's A Hum Dum Dinger
Leroy Carr - Papa's On The House Top
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - Let That Liar Alone
Frank Hutchinson - Back In My Home Town
T.C.I Section Crew - Track Linin
Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta Strut
Lonnie Glosson - Arkansas Hard Luck Blues
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom - How Can You Have The Blues?
Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles - Pickin' Off Peanuts
Pine Top Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Dixieland Jug Blowers - When I Stopped Running I Was At Home
Memphis Minnie - Frankie Jean

Yazoo CD 2018
161997Raggin' The Blues - East Coast Blues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bell Blues
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Cocaine Blues

Indigo IGOCD 2044
171998Too Late, Too Late Vol. 8

- Who Broke Lock - Unique Quartette
- Those Worrying Blues - Unknown Female Singer
- Mama Goes Where Papa Goes - Unknown Female Singer
- Ain't Trustin' Nobody No More - Billy Higgins & Alberta Perkins
- Nobody Else Can Take Your Place - Billy Higgins & Alberta Perkins
- Say Mister! Have You Met Rosie's Sister! - Missouri-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Quartette
- Medley OF Southern Songs - Missouri-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Quartette
- Curious Blues - Dorothy & Hezekiah Jenkins
- Miserable Blues - Dorothy & Hezekiah Jenkins
- Southern Shout (Take 2) - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Jail Break Blues - Texas Tommy
- Trinity River Bottom Blues - Texas Tommy

- If I Call You Mama [Victor 23400] - Luke Jordan
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell [Victor 23400] - Luke Jordan
- Stand By Me - Sister Clara Hudmon
- I Want To See Jesus - Sister Clara Hudmon
- Poor Jane Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Rollin' Dough Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Early In The Morning - Jazz Gillum
- Harmonica Stomp - Jazz Gillum
- Gone Dry Blues - Joshua White
- I See My Great MisTake (tk 2) - Memphis Slim
- Lend Me Your Love (tk 2) - Memphis Slim
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (tk 2) - Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues (tk 2) - Tommy McClennan



Document DOCD 5574
181999Broke, 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)
19200?The Songsters Tradition
Before The Blues

Dick Justice
- Cocaine

Luke Jordan
- Pick Poor Robin Clean

Saga CD 11
202001East Coast Blues

disc 1
- Crow Jane - Julius Daniels
- My Mamma Was A Sailor - Julius Daniels
- Georgia Stomp - Andrew And Jim Baxter
- Shake That Shimmy - Blind Boy Fuller
- Poor And Ain't Got A Dime - Floyd Council
- Blood Red River Blues - Josh White
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight - Pink Anderson

- Won't You Be Kind - Luke Jordan
- Long And Tall - Kokomo Arnold
- Georgia Rag - Blind Willie McTell
- Waycross Georgia Blues - Barbecue Bob
- Next Door Man - Georgia Browns
- Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More - Curley Weaver
- You Got To Give Me Some Of It - Buddy Moss/Josh White
- Daddy Don't Care - Buddy Moss
- Me And My Dog Blues - Brownie McGhee
- Let's Have A New Deal - Carl Martin
- Champagne Charlie Is My Name - Blind Blake
- Please Ma'am - Peg Leg Howell
- Ball And Chain Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Georgia Crawl - Henry Williams/Eddie Anthony
- Ragtime Millionaire - William Moore
- Barbershop Rag - William Moore

disc 2
- South Carolina Rag - Willie Walker
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- Poor Jane Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Rollin' Dough Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Royal Palm Special Blues - Sloppy Henry
- Long, Tall Disconnected Mama - Sloppy Henry
- Decatur Street Drag - Guy Lumpkin
- Chain Gang Trouble - Charlie Lincoln
- Jealous Hearted Blues - Charlie Lincoln
- Rag Baby - Willie Baker
- Rolling Mama - Fred McMullen
- Poor Stranger Blues - Fred McMullen
- Hot Jelly Roll - George Carter
- Ghost Woman Blues - George Carter
- Come On In Here Mama - Richard And Welly Trice
- Trembling Bed Spring Blues - Richard And Welly Trice
- Harmonica And Washboard Breakdown - Sonny Terry
- Georgia Skin - Walter Beasley
- Southern Man Blues - Walter Beasley
- Unknown Blues - Tarter And Gay
- Brownie Blues - Tarter And Gay
- Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed - Troy Ferguson
- Tampa Blues - Skoodle Dum Doo And Sheffield
2 CD set

Catfish KATCD 178

Catfish discography

212001Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey

Luke Jordan
- Church Bell Blues

Document DOCD-32-20-02
222002 Country Blues - the essential

CD 1
- Weeping Willow - Blind Boy Fuller
- Little Rock Blues - Pearl Dickson
- Weak-Minded Woman - Willie Baker
- Saturday Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Rolling Log Blues - Lottie Kimborough
- Starvation Farm Blues - Bob Campbell
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Fence Breakin' Blues - Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Mississippi Jailhouse Groan - Rube Lacey
- Charming Betsy - Henry Thomas
- Mamlish Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Easy Rider Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Davidson County Blues - De Ford Baily
- Kentucky Blues - Little Hat Jones

- Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan
- Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed - Troy Ferguson
- One Way Gal - William Moore
- Two Time Blues - Arthur Petties


CD 2
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Police Sargeant Blues - Robert Wilkins
- Penal Farm Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
- Ghost Woman Blues - George Carter
- Indian Squaw Blues - Freezone
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Nehi Mamma Blues - Frank Stokes
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None - Mae Glover
- Happy Blues - Tom Dickson
- Cairo Blues - Henry Spaulding
- C.C. & O Blues - Pink Anderson and Simmy Dooley
- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- John Henry Blues - Evans & Mcclain
- Jealous Hearted Blues - Charlie Lincoln
- Last Kind Words Blues - Geeshie Wiley
- Devil In The Woodpile - Noah Lewis
- Bye Bye Mama - Buddy Moss
- Jailhouse Fire Blues - Walter 'Buddy Boy' Hawkins
2 CD set
notes by Gary Atkinson
click to enlarge!
Document CBL-200008
232005Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
Blues, Ballads, Rags and Gospel in the Songster Tradition

disc 1:
Richard 'Rabbit' Brown
- James Alley
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
- I'm Not Jealous
- Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Papa Harvey Hull
- Gang Of Brown Skin Women
- Hey! Lawdy Mama (The France Blues)
- Two Little Tommie Blues
- Don't You Leave Me Here
Big Boy Cleveland
- Quill Blues
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home
- Original Stack O' Lee Blues
William Smith
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home
- When That Great Ship Went Down
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home
- Sinner, You'll Need King Jesus

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues (tk 1)
- Church Bells Blues (tk 2)
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (tk 1)
- Pick Poor Robin Clean (tk 2)
- Cocaine Blues
- Traveling Coon
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
- Won't You Be Kind?

disc 2:
Luke Jordan
- If I Call You Mama
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell
Mississippi John Hurt
- Frankie
- Nobody's Dirty Business
- Ain't No Tellin'
- Louis Collins
- Avalon Blues
- Big Leg Blues
- Stack O' Lee Blues
- Candy Man Blues
- Got The Blues Can't Be Satisfied
- Blessed Be The Name
- Praying On The Old Camp Ground
- Blue Harvest Blues
- Spike Driver Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- She Could Toodle-Oo
- Nobody Knows (What The Good Deacon Does)
- Shelby County Workhouse
- Way Down In Arkansas
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy Eyed Woman's Blues
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Eli Framer
- Framer's Blues
- God Didn't Make No Monkey Man
Louie Lasky
- How You Want Your Rollin' Done
- Teasin' Brown Blues
- Caroline


disc 3:
Cedar Creek Sheik
- Ford V-8
- Watch The Fords Go By
- Mary Had A Little Lamb
- She's Totin' Something Good
- What A Pity
- I Believe Somebody's Ridin' My Mule
- Don't Use That Stuff
- Buy It From The Poultry Man
- Don't Credit My Stuff
- Jimmy Shut His Store Doors
Robert Hill
- I Had A Gal For The Last Fifteen Years
- Tell Me What's Wrong With You
- You Gonna Look Like A Monkey When You Get Old
- G Blues
- Just Smilin'
- Pal, How I Miss You Tonight
- Lumber-Yard Blues
- I'm Going To Write And Tell My Mother
- It Is So Good
- Hill's Hot Sauce
Virgil Childers
- Dago Blues
- Red River Blues
- Who's That Knockin' At My Door
- Somebody Stole My Jane
- Travelin' Man
- Preacher And The Bear



Document DOCD-5678
242006The 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 [Victor 23400]
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

Tom Mug's Blog

Stefan Grossman's
Guitar Workshop

www.amazon.com

 
Other artist's Covers of Luke Jordan songs
#year
of release
Artist:
Record Title

- featured Luke Jordan song
label # / notes
11929Dick Justice

- Cocaine (C3516)
- Old Black Dog (C3513)

rec. in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 1929

10 inch 78 rpm


Brunswick 395

Brunswick 100 series

21931Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Eagles On A Half

rec. in Grafton, Wisconsin, c. march 1931

10 inch 78 rpm


Paramount 13074

31961?Ralph Willis: Alabama Blues

- Lazy Woman Blues
- Goodbye Blues


- Church Bell Blues
- Tell Me Pretty Baby

Esquire EP 241
41964The Country Girls! 1927 - 1935

Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
- Last Kind Words
- Motherless Child Blues

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-6

OJL discography

51971Larry Johnson:
Fast And Funky



- Keep It Clean
- Charley Stone
- Four Women Blues
- Nobody's Business If I Do

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Up North Blues
- The Beat From Rampart Street

- Spoonful Blues
- Two White Horses
- Ragged And Dirty
- Cookbook
- Frisco Blues
- My Game Blues *
- Lordy Good Lord

* + Nick Perls, guitar

rec. April 1970
prod. Nick Perls

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Blue Goose 2001

Blue Goose
discography

click to enlarge !
re-released 1997 on CD by
Baltimore Blues Society

Larry Johnson
discography

6197?Ralph Willis:
Carolina Blues

with Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry

- So Many Days
- That Gal's No Good
- I Will Never Love Again
- Goin' To Chatanooga

- Church Bells
- Cold Chills
- Mama Mama Blues
- Amen Blues
- Good Bye Blues
- Salty Dog
- Blues Blues Blues
- Cool That Thing
- Every Day I Weep And Moan
- Income Tax Blues
rec. 1946 - 1952


Blues Classics BC 22

Blues Classics
discography

71972John Miller:
First Degree Blues


- Church Bell Blues
- I Never Cried
- Policy Blues
- First Degree Blues
- Sue Cow
- Doing A Stretch
- Spanish Breakdown
- Mistake In Life

- Shady Lane
- Dirty Deeds
- Who's Been Here
- Rope Strechting Blues
- Titanic
- Policy Blues
- Chester County
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Blue Goose 2007


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1021

Blue Goose
discography

John Miller
discography

81974David Bromberg:
Wanted Dead or Alive



- The Holdup
- Someone Else's Blues
- Danger Man
- The Main Street Moan

- Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
- Statesboro Blues /
Church Bell Blues
- Wallflower
- Kansas City
- The New Lee Highway Blues
click to blow up !
Columbia 32717

David Bromberg
discography

91977Bob Baxter's Guitar Workshop

- Stridin' Blues
- Candyman

- Church Bell Blues
- Winding Boy
- Rake And Garden Hoe
- Military March

- Wilson Rag
- Railroad Blues
- Early Morning Blues
- Blue Smoke
- Weeping Willow Blues
- Freight Train
- Diddie Wa Diddie
click to enlarge !
Kicking Mule KM 136

Kicking Mule
discography

101978David Bromberg:
My Own House



- My Own House (Medley)
  My Own House (Me Ain Hoose)
  Hangman's Reel
- Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Medley)
  Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  Roanoke
  Possum Up A Gum Stump
  Mississippi Sawyer
- Early This Morning
- Sheebeg And Sheemore

- Cocaine Blues
- To Know Her Is To Love Her

- Georgia On My Mind
- Chump Man Blues
- Kitchen Girl
- Spanish Johnny
- Black And Tan
- Lower Left Hand Corner Of The Night
click to blow up !
Fantasy 9572


re-released on CD:
Fantasy CD 24752

David Bromberg
discography

111979Roy Bookbinder:
Goin' Back To Tampa


- Goin' Back To Tampa
- Hunkie Tunkie

- Church Bell Blues
- Biscuits
- Scandalous And A Shame
- Oh Glory, How Happy I Am

- Keep It Clean
- Kentucky Blues
- Travelin' Man
- Cocaine Habit
- Every Day Of The Week
- Friend Of Mine
click to enlarge !
Flying Fish FF-098

available on cassette

Roy Book Binder
discography

1219??Roy Book Binder:
The Tampa Sessions 1979

(with Knocky Parker)

- Keep It Clean
- Every Day Of The Week
- David Travis Rag

- Church Bell Blues
- Biscuits
- Scandalous And A Shame
- Friend Of Mine
- Travelin' Man
- Kentucky Blues
- Hunkie Tunke Blues
- Goin' Back To Tampa
- Babe I Want You To Know
- The Cocaine Habit
- Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
click to enlarge !
PegLeg CD 7001-2

more info

CD available
at the Book Store

Roy Book Binder
discography

12a1986Viper Mad Blues
16 Songs of Dope and Depravity

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

- You'se A Viper - Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys
- The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow - Cleo Brown
- Reefer Man - Baron Lee & The Blue Rhythm Band
- The Onyx Hop - Frankie Newton & His Uptown Serenaders
- Knockin' Myself Out - Lil Green
- Junker's Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Reefer Hound Blues - Curtis Jones
- The Reefer Song - Fats Waller
- I'm Feeling High And Happy - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra


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

- Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan
- Blue Drag - Freddy Taylor & His Swing Men From Harlem
- A Viper's Moan - Willie Bryant & His Orchestra

Jass 4


= Jass CD 4
"25 songs ..."


= Mojo MOJ 306 (1996)

131988Mississippi Girls (1928-1931)

Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
- Last Kind Words
- Skinny Leg Blues
- Motherless Child Blues
- Over To My House

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Eagles On A Half

RST Blues Documents
BD-2018


= Story Of Blues CD
SB 3515 (1991)

141992Roy Book Binder:
The Hillbilly Blues Cats

(with Rock Bottom and Billy Ochoa)

- She Did You A Favor
- Babe, I Want You To Know
- Anywhere You Go
- Tired Of Bein' Mistreated
- Over To My House
- One Meatball
- T-Man Blues #2
- Talks All Over Town
- Statesboro Blues

- Won't You Be Kind
- I Got Mine
- Mississippi John
click to enlarge !
Rounder CD 3121

more info

CD available
at the Book Store

Roy Book Binder
discography

151994Ralph Willis:
Complete Works Vol. 2


- Blues, Blues, Blues
- I Got A Letter
- Income Tax Blues
- Bed Tick

- Church Bell Blues
- Tell Me Pretty Baby
- Tell Me Pretty Baby
- Goodbye Blues
- Lazy Woman Blues
- Old Home Blues
- Salty Dog
- Cold Chills
- Amen
- Gonna Hop On Down The Line
- Do Right
- Door Bell Blues
- Why'd You Do It
- I'm Down Now But I Won't Be Down Always
- Jump Little Children Jump
- Good Morning Blues
- I'm Going Away
- Your Sweet Man's Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go Back To New Orleans
- Sweet Man Blues
- She Caught the M & O

Document DOCD 5257

Ralph Willis
discography

161994Mississippi Blues: Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1

Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
- Last Kind Words
- Skinny Leg Blues

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Eagles On A Half
click to enlarge !
Document DOCD 5157
171994Mississippi Masters
Early American Blues Classics 1927 - 35

Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
- Last Kind Words
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
click to enlarge !
Yazoo CD 2007
181995Andy Cohen & David Rice:
Grinnin' In Your Face


- Davidson County Blues
- Jelly Roll
- Crow Jane
- Come Let Us March
- High Society
- Coffee Blues
- Pea Vine
- Freeman Stowers
- Grinnin’ In Your Face
- Riley & Spencer
- Till The Last Train
- Comes Along

- Keep The Statesboro Church Bell Blues Clean
- None Of Yer Bizness
- Carroll County Blues
- West Coast Blues
- Mussel Shoals Blues
- Johnny Booker
- Silver Bells
- Cool Iron Bed

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- I Had A Good Mother And Father
- - Last Chance Blues

Marimac (cassette) 8008

Andy Cohen
discography

18a1995Crumb (the soundtrack album)

Craig Ventresco, guitar
- Cocaine "(Dick Justice)"
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Rykodisc RCD 10322
1911/96Koerner, Ray & Glover:
One Foot In The Groove


- Black Jack Davy
- Shout Sister Shout
- Shenandoah
- Terra Mae
- Shortnin' Bread
- With Body and Soul
- Deliah's Gone
- France Blues
- Dodger
- Way Back Down Home
- Power Tool

- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Boys Were Shooting It Out
- You Got to Move
- I Ain't Blue
click to enlarge !
Tim/Kerr Records
TK 96CD137

Koerner, Ray & Glover
discography

20199?My Rough & Rowdy Ways Vol. 2

Dick Justice
- Cocaine

Yazoo CD 2040
211997Old-Time Music from West Virginia (1927-1929)

The Williamson Brothers
- Cumberland Gap
- Warfield
- Fun's All Over
- Lonesome Road Blues
- Old Arm Chair
The Williamson Brothers & Curry
- Gonna Die With My Hammer in My Hand

Dick Justice
- Old Black Dog
- Little Lulie
- Brown Skin Blues

- Cocaine
- Guian Valley Waltz
- Poor Girl's Waltz
- Poca River Blues
- Muskrat Rag
- Henry Lee
- One Cold December Day
Frank Hutchison
- Chevrolet Six
- Cumberland Gap
- Deal
- Railroad Bill
- Johnny and Jane, Pt. 1
- Johnny and Jane, Pt. 1
- Cannon Ball Blues
- K.C. Blues

rec. in Chicago, May 20, 1929 for Brunswick [that's two years after Luke Jordan recorded]

notes by Tony Russell


Document DOCD 8004

221998Franklin & Harpe:
Doin' The Dozens


- Pick Poor Robin Clean
Rick Franklin & Neil Harpe


Patuxent CD HB 1001

232000Old-Time Music of West Virginia Vol. 2
Ballads, Blues and Breakdowns

Dick Justice
- Black Dog
- Cocaine

County CD 3519
242000Elijah Wald:
Street Corner Cowboys


- Pick Poor Robin Clean
cover painting: Howard Armstrong; click to enlarge!
FOLKWALD 111111

= Black Rose CD 1022

252000Little Rock Blues: The Essential Recordings of Country Girls

Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
- Last Kind Words
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Eagle On A Half
- Skinny Leg Blues

click to enlarge !
Indigo CD 2124
262001Nick Drake: Time Has Told Me

- Cocaine Blues (Luke Jordan)
2 CD set


27200?The Songsters Tradition
Before The Blues

Dick Justice
- Cocaine
Luke Jordan
- Pick Poor Robin Clean

Saga CD 11
282001Neil Harpe

- Pick Poor Robin Clean


Neil Harpe website
292002Robert McCoy: Bye Bye Baby

- Bye Bye Baby
- Let's Get Together
- Pratt City Special
- Goin' Down Slow

- Church Bell Blues
- Gone Mother Blues
- Jump Steady Blues
- Straight Alky Blues
- Washington Heights
- Rockin' With Red
- Louise Louise Blues
- You Got To Reap What You Sow
- Call The Wagon
- All In All Baby
- There'll Be Some Changes Made
- Lonesome And Blue
- Mr. Freddie Blues
- Love Hides All Faults
- Sent for You Yesterday
- Almighty Rambling
- Let's Go Get Stoned
previously on two early
1960s Vulcan LPs
(Pat Cather's label)


Delmark DE-759

302002Erin Harpe: Blues Roots

- Chauffer Blues (Memphis Minnie)
- Alligatoe Blues (Bessie Smith)
- One Thing I lIke About That Man of Mine (William Moore)
- Bye Bye Blues (Tommy Johnson)
- Big Bad Bill (Yellen/Ager)
- In My Girlish Days (Memphis Minnie)
- M & O Blues (Lucille Bogan)
- You Gonna Quit Me Blues (Blind Blake)
- Big Road Blues (Tommy Johnson)

- Pick Poor Robin Clean (Geechie Wiley)
- Future Blues (Willie Brown)
- Stop and Listen Blues (Eleanor Ellis)

Juicy Juju Records

www.cdbaby.com

312002Billy Goodman: Blues

- Church Bell Blues
- Kind Hearted Woman
- Jitterburg Swing
- Pallet On The Floor
- When You Got A Good Friend
- Easy Rider Blues
- Hesitation Blues
- Going Home
- Stones In My Passway
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Hellhound On My Trail
- Weststadt Bells

www.billygoodman.com

322003Jim Suhler: Dirt Road

- Swamp Call
- Holly Ridge
- Country Girl
- Walking On Water
- Texas Easy Street

- Church Bell Blues
- Shake Hands With The Blues
- Dallas
- Spanish Flagdang
- My Morning Prayer
- Out On The Western Plain
- High Cotton
- Tryin' To Get Back Home
- Lauri
- Dust Devil



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- http://www.unca.edu/~sinclair/piedmontblues/jordan.html
- Don Kent: On the Trail of Luke Jordan.- Blues Unlimited 66 (October 1969), p. 4-6
- Kip Lornell: Virginia's Blues, Country & Gospel Records, 1902-1943: An Annotated Discography. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1989
- Don Kent: First and last days in Lynchburg (A last look at Lynchburg Luke).- 78 Quarterly 5 (1992), p. 71 - 78 (Luke Jordan photo and label scans taken from that publication)
- http://www.deadbluesguys.com/dbgtour/jordan_luke.htm

source of left column picture: front cover of RCA INT 1175

thanks to 'Southside Bucky', 'Slack' , Montgomery Cleft, Alan Balfour and Snežana Lazarević for additional info / scans

 

Southeast Blues further reading

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Bastin, Bruce: Crying for the Carolines.- London (Studio Vista) 1971

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Bastin, Bruce: Red River Blues - The Blues Tradition in the Southeast.- Chicago (University of Illinois Press) 1986

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Bastin, Bruce: Truckin' My Blues Away - East Coast Piedmont Styles.- in: Cohn, Lawrence: Nothing But The Blues - The Music and the Musicians.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 205 - 231

 

Stefan Wirz


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