W A L T E R   'F U R R Y'   L E W I S; Foto Axel Küstner
source: David Harrison: Die Legenden des Blues.- Königswinter 1995, p. 54
photographer: Axel Küstner

Furry Lewis
Walter E. Lewis
b. March 6, 1899 in Greenwood, Mississippi
d. September 14, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee

discography

Furry Lewis in the 1920s
source: 1927 Vocalion Race catalogue supplement
as 'published' on Mark Berresford Rare Records face-
book page, a bit photoshop treated by Stefan Wirz
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

Furry Lewis 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
Since this ain't no museum, my aim is not to depict actually existing specimen of 78 rpm records,
but to show the labels as pristine as workmanlike possible

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11927Furry Lewis

- Rock Island Blues (C-754/5)
- Everybody's Blues (C-748/9) #

rec. April 20, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, voc; Landers Waller, g; # Charles Johnson, md
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Vocalion 1111
21927Furry Lewis

- Jellyroll (C-761/2/3)
- Mr. Furry's Blues (C-750/1) #

rec. April 20, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, voc; Landers Waller, g; # Charles Johnson, md
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Vocalion 1115
31927Furry Lewis

- Sweet Papa Moan (C-752/3) #
- C & O Blues (Blind Joe Amos) (C-1009-1)

# rec. April 20, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, voc; Landers Waller, g; Charles Johnson, md
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Vocalion 1116
  
- The Panic's On (C-764/5)

rec. April 20, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, voc; Landers Waller, g
Vocalion unissued
41927Furry Lewis

- Good Looking Girl Blues (C-1246/47)
- Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee (C-1244/45)

rec. October 9, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
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Vocalion 1132
51927Furry Lewis

- Falling Down Blues (C1250/51)
- Big Chief Blues (C-1252/53)

rec. October 9, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g


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Vocalion 1133
  
- Casey Jones Blues (C 12656/7)

rec. October 9, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
Vocalion unissued
61927Furry Lewis

- Mean Old Bedbug Blues (C-1258/59)
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues (C-1248/49)

rec. October 9, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
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Vocalion 1134
  
- I Will Turn Your Money Green (45425-1)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
Victor unissued

RCA "X" LVA-3032

Yazoo 1050

RCA NL 89276

  
- Judge Harsh Blues (45433-1)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
Victor unissued

Yazoo 1050

71928Furry Lewis

- Judge Harsh Blues (445433-2)
- I Will Turn Your Money Green (42425-2)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
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Victor V38506
81928Furry Lewis

- Mistreatin' Mamma (45428-2)
- Furry's Blues (45424-1)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
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Victor V38519
91928Furry Lewis

- Dry Land Blues (45429-1)
- Cannon Ball Blues (45430-2)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g

there seems to be only a vinyl test of both sides known to exist
Victor 23345
 

- Cannon Ball Blues (45430-1?)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
Victor unissued

Blues Images no 8
(2010)

101928Furry Lewis

- Kassie Jones - pt. 1 (45431-2)
- Kassie Jones - pt. 2 (45432-1)

rec. August 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
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Victor 21664
111929Furry Lewis

- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - pt. 1 (M-181- )
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - pt. 2 (M-182- )

rec. September 22, 1929 at Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
Vocalion 1474
121929Furry Lewis

- Black Gypsy Blues (M-185- )
- Creeper's Blues (M-186- )

rec. September 22, 1929 at Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, acc. prob. own g
Vocalion 1547
131947Listen To Our Story
A Panorama Of American Ballads

Buell Kazee
- Lady Gay
Bascom Lamar Lunsford
- The Derby Ram

Dick Reinhart
- The Girl I Left Behind Me
Doc Boggs
- Pretty Polly

Uncle Dave Macon
- The Death Of John Henry
- Rock About, Saro Jane

Reverend Edward Clayburn
- True Religion [80092a = Vocalion 1121 "Then We'll Need That True Religion"]

Furry Lewis
- Stackerlee [80092b = Vocalion 1132 "Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee"]

compiled by Alan Lomax with the support of Decca's Dave Kapp
four 10 inch 78 rpm set
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Brunswick B-1024
(American Folk Music series)

including:

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Brunswick 80092

= Brunswick BL-59001
(10 inch LP 10/1950)


LP / CD compilations
141952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume One: Ballads


LP 1:
- Henry Lee - Dick Justice
- Fatal Flower Garden - Nelstone's Hawaiians
- The House Carpenter - Clarence Ashley
- Drunkard's Special - Coley Jones
- Old Lady and the Devil - Bill & Belle Reed
- The Butcher's Boy - Buell Kazee
- The Waggoner's Lad - Buell Kazee

- King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O - Chubby Parker
- Old Shoes And Leggins - Uncle Eck Dunford
- Willie Moore - Burnett & Rutherford
- A Lazy Farmer Boy - Buster Carter & Preston Young
- Peg and Awl - The Carolina Tar Heels
- Ommie Wise - G. B. Grayson
- My Name Is John Johanna - Kelly Harrell


LP 2:
- Bandit Cole Younger - Edward L. Crain
- Charles Guiteau - Kelly Harrell
- John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man - The Carter Family
- Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand - Wiliamson Brothers & Curry
- Stackalee - Frank Hutchison
- White House Blues - Charlie Poole w/ North Carolina Ramblers
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt [OKeh 8560]

- When That Great Ship Went Down - William & Versey Smith
- Engine 143 - The Carter Family

- Kassie Jones - Furry Lewis
- Down On Penny's Farm - The Bently Boys
- Mississippi Boweavil Blues - The Masked Marvel
- Got the Farm Land Blues - The Carolina Tar Heels


edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
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Folkways FP-251

2 LP set
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= Folkways FA 2951


1997 re-released as 6 CD
box set by Smithsonian
Folkways

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY625 (It 2009)

151953Kings of the blues
backgrounds of jazz vol. 3

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- This Morning She Was Gone

Furry Lewis
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Dry Land Blues

Frank Stokes
- Down Town Blues
- T'ain't Nobody's Business
Ishman Bracey
- Leavin' Town Blues
- Brown Mamma Blues


10 inch LP
notes by Bill Grauer, Jr.
and Orrin Keepnews
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RCA "X" LVA-3032
161959Furry Lewis

- Longing Blues
- John Henry
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Early Recording Career (FL talking)
- Pearlee Blues

- Judge Boushay Blues
- I'm Going To Brownsville *
- The Medicine Shows (FL talking)
- Casey Jones
- East St. Louis Blues

rec. October 3, 1959 in Memphis, TN by Samuel Charters; Furry Lewis, voc, g

* rec. February 18, 1959 in Memphis, TN by Samuel Charters; Furry Lewis, voc, g

Cover photo by A.R. Danberg (later Ann Charters)

Catalog number FS 3823 on cover, FA 3823 on labels and booklet
notes by Samuel B. Charters











Folkways FA/FS 3823 (US)

notes condensed
from original notes
by Sam Charters
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= XTRA 1116 (UK 1971)

XTRA discography

171960The 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


# rec. October 3, 1959 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, voc, g
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 discography

181961Furry Lewis: Back On My Feet Again

- John Henry
- When My Baby Left Me
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Big Chief Blues
- Old Blue

- I'm Going To Brownsville
- Back On My Feet Again
- White Lightnin'
- Roberta
- St. Louis Blues

rec. April 3 & 4, 1961 in Memphis , TN

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Fantasy DLP F-24703 back cover
(photographer: Jim Marshall)

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Fantasy DLP F-24703 gatefold notes by Pete Welding

notes by Samuel B. Charters



Prestige/Bluesville 1036

Bluesville discography

notes by Samuel B. Charters



= Prestige 7810 (1973)

notes by Pete Welding
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(=) Fantasy DLP F-24703
(along with BVLP 1037
"Done Changed My Mind")

= Ace CDCH 486

= P-Vine PCD-1967

191961Furry Lewis: Done Changed My Mind

- Baby You Don't Want Me
- Done Changed My Mind
- Goin' to Kansas City
- Judge Boushay Blues
- Casey Jones

- This Time Tomorrow
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Frankie and Johnnie
- Longing Blues
- Long Tall Gal Blues

rec. May 1961 in Memphis, TN

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Fantasy DLP F-24703 back cover

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Fantasy DLP F-24703 gatefold notes by Pete Welding

notes by Samuel B. Charters
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Prestige/Bluesville 1037

Bluesville discography


= Ace CH 260 (1988)

notes by Pete Welding
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(=) Fantasy DLP F-24703
(along with BVLP 1036
"Shake 'Em On Down")

= Ace CDCH 486

201962Alexis Korner presents
Kings Of The Blues Vol. 3


Big Joe Williams
- Ain't Seen No Whiskey
Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky

Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues

Furry Lewis
- Cannon Ball Blues
EP
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RCA RCX 204
211965Music Down Home
An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, USA

- Take This Hammer Lead Belly
- Field Call Annie Grace Horn Dodson
- Children's Call Annie Grace Horn Dodson
- Complaint Call Enoch Brown
- Water On The Wheel Annie Dodson
- Railroad, 1 Rich Amerson
- Move Members Move Rosie Hibler and Family
- Go Pray Ye Annie Dodson
- The Day Is Past Dorothy Melton
- Prayer Song Dock Reed and Vera Hall
- King David Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Colema

- Rockin' Jerusalem Fisk Jubilee Singers
- Just Got Over at Last Little Brother Montgomery
- Mama's Goin' to Buy Him a Little Lap Dog Vera Hall Ward
- Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard and Brother Rabbit Rich Amerson
- I'm Goin' Up North Satisfied Children of East York School
- Railroad, 2 Rich Amerson
- Lost John Sonny Terry
- Lost John Prison Farm Work Group


- I'm Goin' to Pack Up My Things Mozelle Moore
- Careless Love Brownie McGhee
- Let Me Go Home, Whiskey Snooks Eaglin
- You're My Man - Slick Chick Blues Victoria Spivey
- I Wonder When I'll Get to Be Called a Man Big Bill Broonzy
- Mule Ridin', Talking Blues Big Bill Broonzy
- Black Woman Rich Amerson

- Old John Booker - You Call That Gone Gus Cannon

- John Henry Furry Lewis [Folkways FA/FS 3823]
- Take Your Fingers Off It Gus Cannon, Charlie Burse, and Will Shade
- 44 Blues Willie Thomas and Butch Cage
- Sonny's Jump Sonny Terry's Washboard Band
- Birmingham Jail Lead Belly
- I'm So Glad Montgomery Gospel Trio


ed. by Charles Edward Smith
2 LP box

Folkways FA 2691

www.folkways.si.edu

download liner notes
at Smithsonian Global Sound

221966Blues Rediscoveries
compiled and edited by Samuel Charters

Mississippi John Hurt
- Ain't No Tellin'
- Avalon Blues
Bukka White
- Sleepy Man Blues
- Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
Henry Townsend
- Poor Man Blues
John Estes
- Poor Man's Friend
- Liquor Store Blues

Blind Gary Davis
- Oh Lord Search My Heart
- You Got to Go Down
Peg Leg Howell
- Doin' Wrong

Furry Lewis
- Jelly Roll
- Sweet Papa Moan
Big Joe Williams
- Highway 49
- Someday Baby
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RBF 11

RBF discography

231967The Blues
Music from the Documentary Film by Samuel Charters

J.D. Short & Memphis Willie B.
- Alone in the Evening Blues
J.D. Short
- Slidin' Delta
Pink Anderson
- Old Cotton Fields of Home

Furry Lewis
- John Henry
Baby Tate
- Bad Blues

Memphis Willie B. & Gus Cannon
- Sitting Here Thinking
Sleepy John Estes
- Lonesome Ground
Baby Tate
- If I Could Holler Like a Mountain Jack
- When I First Started Hoboing
Pink Anderson
- Weeping Willow Blues


rec. Jul. 1962
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Asch A-101
=Folkways FA AS101
=Folkways F-ASCH101

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= Blue Angel / Asch BA20011
(Zweitausendeins 1967 G)

www.folkways.si.edu

download liner notes/
sound clips at
Smithsonian Global
Sound

241967Vintage Country Blues Vol. 2

Bo Carter
- Pussy Cat Blues
- Flea On Me
- Sue Cow
Walter Davis
- Think You Need A Shot

Furry Lewis
- Everybody's Blues
- Rock Island Blues
Willie Lofton
- Dirty Mistreater
- Rainey Day Blues
Robert Lee McCoy
- Prowlin' Night-Hawk
- CNA
Walter Roland
- Red Cross Blues No. 2
Sonny Scott
- No Good Biddie
Casey Bill Weldon
- Somebody Changed The Lock On That Door
- We Gonna Move (To The Outskirts Of Town)
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Down With The Game D 201

Down With The Game
discography

251968The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival

Nathan Beauregard
- Highway 61
- Kid Gal Blues
Bukka White
- Hello Central, Give Me 49
- Baby, Please Don't Go

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- In Heaven, Sitting Down
- What Do You Think About Jesus?
Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Great Long Ways From Home
Bukka White
- My Mother Died


rec. at the Municipal Shell, Overton Park, Memphis, Saturday, July 20th, 1968; Furry Lewis, voc, g; M.C.: Jim Crosthwait; prod. by Mike Vernon, exec. producer: Seymour Stein (Sire Records)
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Sire SES 97003

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= Blue Horizon 7-63210

(=) Blue Horizon CD
82876851232 (2006)

261968They 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

27196810 Years In Memphis 1927-1937
George Torey
- Married Woman Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues
Gus Cannon
- Poor Boy
Allen Shaw
- Moanin' The Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Jailhouse Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Big Boy Cleveland
- Goin' To Leave You Blues


Furry Lewis
- Billy Lyons And Stack O 'Lee
- Big Chief Blues
Frank Stokes
- What's The Matter Blues
- Jazzin' The Blues
Tom Dickson
- Happy Blues
- Death Bell Blues
Kansas Joe
- Pile Drivin' Blues

notes by Don Kent
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Belzona L 1002

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= Yazoo L 1002

Yazoo discography

281968Frank Stokes' Dream 1927-1931

Tom Dickson
- Labor Blues
Frank Stokes
- Frank Stokes' Dream
- Take Me Back
Pearl Dickson
- Twelve Pound Daddy

Furry Lewis
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Noah Lewis
- Devil In The Woodpile

Will Weldon
- Turpentine Blues

Furry Lewis
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Judge Harsh Blues
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe
- 'Frisco Town
- I Don't Want That Junk Outta You
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Noah's Blues
Frank Stokes
- Last Go Round

notes by Fritz Peterson
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Yazoo L 1008
CD 1008 YAZ [1992?]
Shanachie Blues

Yazoo discography

29196?Mississippi Delta Blues - Vol. 1

Napoleon Strickland
- Oh Baby
Do Boy Diamond
- Long Haired Doney
- Going Away Blues
Johnny Woods & Fred McDowell
- Three O'Clock In The Morning
Walter Miller
- Stuttgart, Ark
Tom Turner
- Gonna Bring Her Right Back Home


Furry Lewis
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Robert Diggs
- Drink, Drink, Drink
Dewey Corley
- Fishing In The Dark
Teddy Williams
- Down Home Blues
Houston Stackhouse
- Canned Heat
Peck Curtis
- The Death Of Sonny Boy Williamson


rec. 1967 in Memphis, TN by George Mitchell

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Arhoolie 1041

Furry Lewis track not
re-released on
Arhoolie CD 401 !!!

Arhoolie discography

301969presenting the country blues
Furry Lewis

- Grand Central Station [actually "Judge Harsh Blues"]
- Let’s Shake Hand In Hand
- Waiting For A Train
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- Big Chief Blues

- Casey Jones
- Take Your Time Rag
- John Henry
- Skinny Woman
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- Glory Hallelujah, When I Lay My Burden Down

rec. July 21, 1968 at Ardent Studios, Memphis; prod. by Mike Vernon

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notes by Paul Oliver
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Blue Horizon 7-63228 (UK)

notes by Paul Oliver
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= Blue Horizon BM 4605 (US)
"Blues Masters Vol. 5" (1972)

(=) Sony / Blue Horizon CD
88697041792 (2007)

311969Furry Lewis: On The Road Again
with Bukka White and Gus Cannon

- On The Road Again (Lewis)
- My Wife Is Getting Old (White)
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues (Lewis)
- Lela (Cannon)
- Oh Babe (Lewis)

- I've Got A Bird To Whistle (Lewis)   @ youtube
- Give Me an Old Lady (White)
- Furry's Worried Blues (Lewis)
- Gibson Hill (White)

- Goin' Back (To Memphis, TN) (Cannon) *

* on CD only

Backwards Sam Firk (Michael Stewart) discography

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Adelphi AD 1007S

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= Genes CD 9918 (1999)

Adelphi discography

321969Memphis Swamp Jam

Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp

Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues
- 'Bout A Spoonful
Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long



Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
- Walking Blues
Fred McDowell
- Shake Em On Down
- Fred's Blues
Napoleon Strickland
- Back Water Rising

- Other's Piece
- Shimmy She Wobble
Watson & Jones [John Fahey & Bill Barth]
- Memphis Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Praying On The Old Campground

click to enlarge left page of inner gatefold !click to enlarge right page of inner gatefold and read track list !
inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

click to read first and second column of inner sleeve A !click to read third and fourth column of inner sleeve A ! click to read first column of inner sleeve B !click to read second column of inner sleeve B !click to read third column of inner sleeve B !
inner sleeves of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

DLP
notes by Pete Welding
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click to read track list !
Blue Thumb BTS 6000
= King SR-481 (Jp 1971)

(=) Arhoolie 1084 (1979)
"Kings Of Country Blues
Vol. 1"

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and
Arhoolie 1085 (1979)
"Kings Of Country Blues
Vol. 2"


(=) Arhoolie CD 385


(=) Arhoolie CD 386
"Mississippi Delta Blues
Jam In Memphis
Vol. 1 & 2"

331969?The Blues In Memphis 1927-1939

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- Married Woman Blues
Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It
Robert Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues
Yank Rachell
- Gravel Road Woman

Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
Beale Street Shieks
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- That Will Be Alright
- Goin' Back To Texas
Vol Stevens
- Vol Stevens Blues
Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
Jack Kelly
- Flower Blues
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-21

OJL discography

341969Memphis Blues

Johnson Boys
- Prater Blues
Frank Stokes
- 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do - part 1
Ollie Rupert
- I Raised My Window
Ollie Rupert
- Ain't Gonna Be Your Low Down Dog
Hambone Willie Newbern
- She Could Toodle
William & Versey Smith
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home

Furry Lewis
- Mr. Furry's Blues
- Mistreatin' Mama

Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It
Tom Dickson
- Worry Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
Rosie Mae Moore
- School Girl Blues
Jim Jackson
- Bootlegging Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- You Got Me Rollin'
Washboard Rhythm Kings
- Shoot 'Em
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Roots RL 323

Roots discography

351970The Memphis Blues Of Furry Lewis

Matchbox SDR 190 / Roots SL 505 tracks:
- St. Louis Blues (St. Louis And Memphis Moan)
- Furry Lewis' Blues (Memphis Guitar Blues)
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- Kassie Jones (Railroad Rambling Blues)
- Going To Brownsville (Brownsville Roll And Tumble Blues)
- Skinny Woman (Furry's Woman Blues)

- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (One Kind Favor)
- John Henry (The Ballad Of John Henry)
- Furry Lewis Rag (Frank Stokes' Blues - Furry's Steptime Dance)
- Careless Love (Love, Oh Careless Love)
- My Blue Heaven
- Old Dog Blue (Jim Jackson's Old Dog Blues)
- Spanish Flang Dang
- Highway 61
- Toast (Furry's Poem)

(song titles in brackets = alternative titles on Roots SL 505 labels)

- Glory Hallelujah [unissued]
- Nearer My God To Thee [unissued]
- Turkey In The Straw [unissued]

Autogram ALCD-5805 tracks:
- East St. Louis Blues
- Furry Lewis' Blues
- When I Lay My Burden Down (omitted)
- Kassie Jones
- Going To Brownsville
- Skinny Woman
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- John Henry
- Furry Lewis Rag
- Careless Love Blues
- My Blue Heaven
- Old Dog Blue
- Spanish Flang Dang
- Highway 61
- Toast

rec. September 6, 1968 at 247 South Fourth Street (Furry Lewis' home) in Memphis, TN by Karl Gert zur Heide; Furry Lewis, voc, g; prod by Gef Lucena
photos by Karl Gert zur Heide

notes by
Karl Gert zur Heide
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Matchbox SDR 190
(UK 1970)

notes by
Karl Gert zur Heide
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= Roots SL 505 (Continental
Europe 1970)

Roots discography

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= Autogram ALLP 265
(Germany 1994)
"at home in Memphis" 1968

(most of the) notes
by Karl Gert zur Heide
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= Autogram ALCD-5805
(Germany 2010)
"at home in Memphis" 1968

361970Stars Of The 1969-1970 Memphis Country Blues Festival

Furry Lewis
- Judge Boyshoy [sic] Blues * [actually "Judge Harsh Blues" aka "Grand Central Station"] [Blue Horizon 7-63228]
- John Henry * [Blue Horizon 7-63228]
Joe Callicott
- Hoist Your Window \\ [Blue Horizon 7-63227]
- On My Last Go Round \\ [Blue Horizon 7-63227]
Champion Jack Dupree
- Right Now § [Decca SKL 4871]

Champion Jack Dupree
- Troubles § ° [Decca SKL 4871]
Bukka White
- Big Boat Blues // [actually "Drifting Blues"] [Blue Horizon 7-63229]
- Old Man Tom // [Blue Horizon 7-63229]
Fred McDowell
- Diving Duck Blues # [Transatlantic TRA 194]
- I Don't Need No Healer [actually "Heater"] # [Transatlantic TRA 194]


* rec. July 21, 1968 at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN by Mike Vernon; Furry Lewis, voc, g
\\ rec. July 21, 1968 at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN by Mike Vernon; Joe Callicott, voc, g
§ rec. April 4 & 5, 1967 in London, UK by Mike Vernon; Champion Jack Dupree, voc, p; Albert Hall, tp; Rx Morris, Bob Efford, ts; Harry Klein, bs; Mickey Baker, g, tamb, ° voc; John Baldwin, b; Ronnie Verrell, dr
// rec. July 21, 1968 at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN by Mike Vernon; Bukka White, voc, g
# rec. March 8, 1969 in London, UK by the National Blues Federation; Fred McDowell, voc, g
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Sire SES 97015 (US 1970)
371970Memphis Blues (1927-1939) Vol. 2

Memphis Minnie
- Squat It
Kansas Joe McCoy
- Someday I'll Be In The Clay
Jack Kelly's South Memphis Jug Band
- Highway 61 Blues - No. 2
Blind Clyde Church
- Number Nine Blues
- Pneumatic Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- Mad Dog Blues
Little Buddy Doyle
- Hard Scufflin' Blues
- Renewed Love Blues

Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
- Sweet Mama

Furry Lewis
- Good Looking Girl Blues
Will Batts
- Country Woman
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Blues Everywhere I Go
- Somebody's Got To Go
The Three Stripped Gears
- 1931 Depression Blues


compiled and produced by Evelyn Parth
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Roots RL 329

Roots discography

381970Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936

Will Batts
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Ain't No Use You Tryin' To Tell On Me
Hattie Hart
- Coldest Stuff In Town
Yank Rachell & Dan Smith
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Soo Cow Soo
The Two Charlies
- I Couldn't Stay Here
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Joliet Bound
Memphis Minnie
- Drunken Barrel House Blues

Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Memphis Minnie
- That'll Be Alright
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Something Gonna Happen To You
Gus Cannon
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson & Co.
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree
San Townsend
- Lily Kimball Blues
notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L 1021

= CD 1021 YAZ [1991]
Shanachie Blues
"Out of Production"

Yazoo discography

391970Kings Of Memphis Town (1927-1930)

Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Why Don't You Come Home
- Furry's Blues
- Kassie Jones - pt. 1
- Kassie Jones - pt. 2
Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues

Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- Hunting Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Expressman Blues
Lonnie McIntorsh
- Sleep On Mother, Sleep On
- The Lion And The Tribes Of Judah
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Roots RL 333

Roots discography

401970Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis:
When I Lay My Burden Down


Fred McDowell (rec. Febr., 1969)
- If You See My Baby
- John Henry
- Louise
- 61 Highway
- Big Fat Mama
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- Dankin's Farm


Furry Lewis (rec. Nov., 1968)
- Casey Jones (Ramblin' Mind)
- Every Day Of The Week
- Grieve My Mind
- Casey Jones (Ramblin' Mind)
- Beale Street Blues
- When I Lay My Burden Down
notes by Ernest F. Dyson
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Biograph BLP 12017

= Blue Moon BMLP 1.047
(UK 1988)

Biograph discography

411970How Blue Can We Get?

Fleetwood Mac
- Watch Out
Jellybread
- Don't Pay Them No Mind
Top Topham
- Mini-Minor-Mo
Duster Bennett
- What A Dream
Bacon Fat
- Boom, Boom (Out Goes The Lights)
Chicken Shack
- Evelyn

Christine Perfect
- And That's Saying A Lot
Bacon Fat
- Small's On 53rd
Fleetwood Mac
- I'm Worried
Chicken Shack
- The Way It Is
Jellybread
- No Brag, Just Facts (parts 1 and 2)
Fleetwood Mac
- Rambling Pony


Elmore James
- Hand In Hand
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- That's Alright
Magic Sam
- All Your Love
Larry Johnson
- Catfish Blues
Otis Spann
- My Love Depends On You

Furry Lewis
- Casey Jones
Champion Jack Dupree
- Grandma (You're A Bit Too Slow)

George Smith
- No Time For Jive
Johnny Young
- Deal The Cards
Roosevelt Holts
- Little Bitty Woman
Bukka White
- Bed Spring Blues
Mississippi Joe Callicott
- On My Last Go Round
Otis Rush
- Jump Sister Bessie
DLP
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Blue Horizon SPR 45/46
421971Furry Lewis live at the Gaslight
at the Au Go Go


- Introduction
- Paer Lee [sic!]
- My Dog Got The Measles
- Nero [sic!] My God To Thee
- The Accident
- East St. Louis
- Waiting For A Train
- When I Lay My Burdon [Eric?] Down
- Introduction For Ward Schaffer
- Move To Kansas City

- Pallet On The Floor
- Brownsville
- Furry's Blues
- The President
- John Henry
- Turn Your Money Green
- K.C. Jones

rec. 1971 at the Gaslight, New York City
notes by Michael Cuscuna
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Ampex A-10140

notes by Michael Cuscuna
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= Collector's Issue C-5525

431971The Memphis Blues Again, Vol. 1

Nathan Beauregard
- Nobody's Business But My Own
- Lonesome To Myself
Sam Clark & Dewey Corley and Richard Harney
- Sunnyland Train Blues
Earl Bell & Marshall "Memphis Sonny Boy" Jones
- Catfish Blues
Mose Vinson & Backwards Sam Firk and Dewey Corley
- You Ain't Too Old
Mose Vinson & Backwards Sam Firk
- Bullfrog Blues
Sweet Charlene Peeples & Mose Vinson
- Tin Pan Alley
- Scood Up Be Doop Day


Furry Lewis
- Natural Born Eastman No. 2
Furry Lewis & Willie Morris and Dewey Corley
- New Turn Your Money Green
Joe Dobbins & Backwards Sam Firk
- Basin Street Blues
- Sweet Patricia
Gus Cannon
- Mule Gallop

Dewey Corley & Willie Morris and Furry Lewis
- Dewey's Walkin' Blues
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller
- Step It Up And Go


rec. in Memphis in October, 1969 and at the Peabody Hotel (Memphis) in June, 1970; prod. by Gene Rosenthal; cover drawing by Dick Bangham

notes by Stephan Michaelson & Steve LaVere; click to enlarge !Nathan Beauregard; click to enlarge !

Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon, Sam Clark; click to enlarge !Dewey Corley, Mose Vinson, Sweet Charlene; click to enlarge !

Earl Bell & Memphis Sonny Boy, Joe Dobbing; click to enlarge !notes by Steve LaVere, track list; click to enlarge !
gatefold notes of Adelphi AD 1009

notes by Stephan
Michaelson and Steve
LaVere with assistance
by Nick Perls and
Michael Stewart
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Adelphi AD 1009

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= Echo Music 801 (1985)
"Blues Anthology Vol. 1"
"Memphis Blues"

Adelphi discography

441971Blues 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)

451971Furry Lewis: Beale Street Blues (Barclay) / Fourth And Beale (Blue Star)
House of the Blues Vol. 2

- Going To Brownsville
- John Henry
- Casey Jones
- St. Louis Blues

- Judge Boushe Blues
- Just A Little Fun
- Going Back To Gary
- When The Saints Go Marchin' Home
- A Dog Named Blue

Lucky Seven / Fontana CD bonus tracks:
- Baby That's All Right
- Lay My Burden Down
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- Furry's Rag (Take Your Time, Baby)
- Water Tank
- God Be with Us 'Till We Meet Again

rec. March 5, 1969 at Furry Lewis' house near Fourth and Beale streets in Memphis, TN by Terry Manning
"Furry performed with his guitar, in bed, leg off. Recorded with two Sony C-37 condensor microphones and a Crown CX-800 recording machine, utilising Scotch 202 low noise tape, and transferred directly to disc."

front cover artwork of Lucky Seven CD by Fred Carlson
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Barclay XBLY 920.352 T

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= Blue Star 80602 (1974)
= Barclay 21666
= King GXF-18 (Jp 1975)

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Verve CD 519 726-2
(Fr 1993)

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= Lucky Seven CD 9202 (1995)

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= Fontana CD 982241 (2006)
= Sunnyside SSC 3050
= Maison De Blues SSC 3050

461971Don Nix: In God We Trust

- In God We Trust
- Golden Mansions
- I'll Fly Away
- He Never Lived A Day Without Jesus
- Nearer My God To Thee

- Amos Burke - Long Way To Nowhere

- Luka
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- I've Tried (Trucker's Lament)
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Shelter SHE 8902
= Nippon BT-5357 (Jp 1979)
471971Beale Street Mess-Around

Revival / Barclay tracks:
Dewey Corley
- Just A Dream I Had On My Mind *
- Tri-State-Bus *
- Back To The Country *
- I'm Going Home #
- Four O'Clock In The Morning *
# + Walter Miller, g
* + Johnny Woods, harm; Earl Bell, g

Will Shade & Abe McNeil
- Beale Street Mess-Around

Will Shade & Furry Lewis
- Muscle Shoals Blues
Charlie Burse & Will Shade
- Kansas City Blues
Will Shade
- Dirty Dozen
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' Round
Will Shade
- I Can't Stand It

Rounder tracks:
Will Shade & Abe McNeil
- Beale Street Mess-Around

Will Shade & Furry Lewis
- Muscle Shoals Blues
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' Round

Furry Lewis
- Pearlee
Will Shade
- Dirty Dozen

Furry Lewis
- Old Original Furry Lewis Blues
Will Shade & Catherine Porter
- Let Me Ride With You Tonight
Walter Miller & Dewey Corley
- I'm Going Home

Will Shade & Charlie Burse
- Kansas City Blues
Will Shade
- Newport News
Earl Bell
- Jump On Down

Furry Lewis
- U.S. Waltz
Will Shade
- I'll Get A Break

Will Shade, Charley Burse, Furry Lewis
- Eleven Light City
Furry Lewis
- Hello, Judge

recorded 1963, 1967, and 1968 in Memphis by George Mitchell and Roger Brown

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Revival RVS 1004
Revival discography

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= Barclay 920414 (Fr)




(=) Rounder 2006

4197?Old Original Tennessee Blues

Furry Lewis
- Good Morning, Baby
- Hello, Judge
- Old Original Furry Lewis Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Glory, Hallelujah

Sleepy John Estes (rec. Memphis, 1967)
- Floating Bridge
- Mr. Pat
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Special Agent
Will Shade
- Newport News
- I'll get A Break
rec. Memphis 1963 & 1967
by George Mitchell




Revival RVS 1008 (UK)

Revival discography

491971Don Nix: Living By The Days


- Narration


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Elektra EKS 74101 (US)
= Elektra KA 2096 (UK)
= East West CD AMCY-2609
(Jp 1998)
501972Furry Lewis & Bukka White at home with friends

Bukka White
- Please, Ma'm
- Little Woman's Bed
- Hambone Blues
- Bukka's Goodtime Swing
- Grey-Haired Woman
- Hello, Central, Give Me 49


Furry Lewis
- John Henry
- Skinny Woman
- Mama's Fish
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- Kassie Jones
- A Message From Furry

rec. July 1968 in Furry Lewis' apartment in Memphis, TN by Bob West; Furry Lewis, voc, g; prod. by Bob Graf and Bob West

Collector's Issue C-5524 has only 4 Bukka White tracks and 5 Furry Lewis tracks !!! combines two tracks [3 & 4] on each album side, making it look as if there'd be only 4 Bukka White tracks and 5 Furry Lewis tracks
notes by Mike Duffy
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ASP 1




= Collector's Issue C-5524
"Furry & Bukka (1968)"

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(=) Arcola ACD 1001
(+ additional 30 minutes)

511972Bukka White sings Sic 'em Dogs On Me 1927 to 1939

Elizabeth Johnson
- Be My Kid Blues (1928)
- Sobbin' Woman Blues (1928)
Mae Glover
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None (1929)
Washington (Barrelhouse) White
- Po' Boy (1939)
- Sic 'Em Dogs On Me (1939)
Ishman Bracey
- Suitcase Full Of Blues (1930)
Rosie Mae Moore
- Ha Ha Blues (1928)
De Ford Bailey
- John Henry Blues (1928)
D.H. Bilbro
- Chester Blues (1931)

Louie Lasky
- How You Want Your Rollin' Done (1935)
- Teasin' Brown Blues (1935)
Willie Baker
- Weak Minded Blues (1929)
- Rag Baby (1929)
Long "Cleve" Reed & The Downhome Boys
- Mama You Don't Know How (1927)
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues (1927)
Mississipi John Hurt
- Stack O'Lee Blues (1928)

Furry Lewis
- John Henry Blues-Part 1 (1929)
Charley Patton
- Heart Like Railroad Steel (1929)
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Herwin H 201

Herwin discography

521972The Alabama State Troupers Road Show
featuring Don Nix, Jeanie Greene, Furry Lewis and The Mt. Zion Band & Choir

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
- Brownsville
- I'm Black
- A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird

- Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Don Nix, voc)
- Amos Burke (Don Nix, voc)
- Mighty Time (Jeanie Greene, voc)
- Jesus On The Mainline (Brenda Patterson, voc)
- Mary Louise (Don Nix, voc)
- Yes, I Do Understand (Jeanie Greene, voc)


- Opening (Don Nix, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Wayne Perkins, voc)
- Living In The Country (Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Wayne Perkins, voc)
- Joa-Bim (Jeanie Greene, voc)
- Dixie (Jeanie Greene, voc)
- Heavy Makes You Happy (Marianne Watkins, Carolyn Watkins, Mary Anderson, Brenda Patterson, voc)
- Iuka (Don Nix, voc)


Furry Lewis
- Furry's Rap
- Asphalt Outlaw Hero (Don Nix, voc)
- Olena (Don Nix, voc)
- My Father's House (Jeanie Greene, voc)
- Going Down (Don Nix, voc)


rec. October 15, 1971 at Long Beach Civic Auditorium, Long Beach, CA, and October 17, 1971 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA
two record set
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Elektra EKS-75022
531972Blues For Your Pocket

Blind Willie Johnson
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Son House
- New Pony Blues

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

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


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

= Guimbarda 30111057 (Sp 1979)

541972
2 LP
Blues Selection

- Goin' To Kansas City
- I'm Going To Brownsville
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Bellaphon/Fantasy BJS 4071
55197?Furry Lewis: the Early Years
Original 1927-9 Recordings

28th. May 1927
- Rock Island Blues
- Everybody's Blues
- Jellyroll
- Mr. Furry's Blues
- Sweet Papa Moan
October 1927
- Billy Lyons and Stack O' Lee
- Big Chief Blues

28.th. August 1928
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Dryland Blues
- Kassie Jones pt. 1&2
- Judge Harsh Blues
22nd. September 1929
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
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Spokane SPL 1004 (UK)

Spokane discography

56197?La Ballata Afro-Americana
Afro-American Ballads   La Ballade Afro-Américaine


- Dying Crapshoot Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Casey Jones (Kassie Jones, part 1) - Furry Lewis
- Casey Jones (Kassie Jones, part 2) - Furry Lewis
- Casey Jones (Southern Casey Jones) - Jesse James
- Boll Weevil - Leadbelly
- Bettie And Dupree (Dupree Blues) - Willie Walker
- Brady And Duncan (Bill Brady) - Leadbelly

- Ella Speed - Leadbelly
- John Henry - Willie Turner

- John Henry - Furry Lewis
- Titanic (Titanic Blues) - Hi Henry Brown
- Delia (Little Delia) - Blind Willie McTell
- Frankie And Albert (Frankie) - Mississippi John Hurt

- Stackolee (Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee) - Furry Lewis


notes by Alessandro Roffeni

Albatros VPA 8437
= VC 4934 (cassette)

Albatros discography

571973The Fabulous Furry Lewis
American Blues Heritage Series ... Volume 3

- Good Mornin' Blues
- Take Your Time, Baby
- Judge Boushe
- Take Me Back, Baby
- B-L-A-C-K

- Every Day In The Week
- Sara Lee [= Pearlee]
- Kansas City
- My Baby Don't Want Me
- Glory Glory Hallelujah

rec. March 6, 1973 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, voc, g
notes by Harry E. Godwin







Southland SLP-3

Southland discography

581973Fillin' In Blues

Rare Country Blues: 1928-1930
- Hesitation Blues - Jim Jackson 1930
- John Henry - part 2 - Furry Lewis 1929
- Last Chance Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929
- The Rooster Crowing Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929
- Narrow Face Blues - Washboard Walter 1930
- Insurance Man Blues - Washboard Walter 1930
- It's Tight Like That - Slim Bartin And Eddie Mapp 1929
- Sweet Bunch Of Daisies - El Watson 1928

Obscure Barrelhouse Piano: 1928-1930
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport 1928
- Struttin' The Blues - Cow Cow Davenport 1929
- Corinne Corinna Blues - James 'Boodle It' Wiggins 1930
- Gotta Shave 'Em Dry - James 'Boodle It' Wiggins 1930
- Give Us Another Jug - Piano Kid Edwards 1930
- Piano Kid Special - Piano Kid Edwards 1930
- Bust Blues - Ishman Bracey 1930
- Louisiana Bound - Charley Taylor 1930
- Too Damp To Be Wet - Charley Taylor 1930
- Where My Shoes At? - Charley Taylor 1930
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Herwin H-205

Herwin discography

591973Don Nix: Hobos, Heroes and Street Corner Clowns

- She's A Friend Of Mine
- The Train Don't Stop Here No More
- Black Cat Moan
- Rainy Night In Paris (Memphis Reject)

- When I Lay My Burden Down

- Sweet Sweet Surrender
- We Gotta Move (Keep On Rolling)
- Miss Eleana
- I Need You
- Look What The Years Have Done

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Stax/Enterprise ENS-1032
= P-Vine PCD-5175 (Jp 1997)
601974Il 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 discograpy

611975Furry Lewis: In His Prime 1927-1928

- Good Looking Girl Blues
- Falling Down Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Furry's Blues
- Mistreatin' Mamma
- Cannonball Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green (alt tk)

- Jellyroll
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues
- Kassis Jones Part 1
- Kassis Jones Part 2
- Everybody's Blues
- Rock Island Blues
- Judge Harsh Blues (alt tk)


notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1050

= CD 1050 YAZ

Yazoo discography

61a1975Sorrow, Come Pass Me Around
A Survey Of Rural Black Religious Music

Ephram Carter and his Fife & Drum Band
- Sorrow, Come Pass Me Around
Willard Artis 'Blind Pete' Burrell
- Do Remember Me
Babe Stovall
- The Ship Is At The Landing
Annie Lee & Oscar Crawford
- You Don't Know What The Lord Has Done For Me
Rev. Rubin Lacey
- Talk About A Child That Do Love Jesus
Robert 'Nighthawk' Johnson
- Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Dorothy Lee, Norma Jean & Shirley Marie Johnson
- You Got To Give An Account
Katie Mae Young
- By The Grace Of My Lord, I've Come A Long Way

Eddie Lee 'Mustright' Jones
- My Sun Don't Never Go Down
Robert 'Nighthawk' Johnson
- Climbing High Mountains

Chester Davis and Congregation; Compton Jones & Group; Furry Lewis
- Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Willard Artis 'Blind Pete' Burrell
- A Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right
Pattie Rosemon
- I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
Babe Stovall
- When The Circle Be Unbroken
Napoleon Strickland
- Motherless Children
Willard Artis 'Blind Pete' Burrell
- I Shall Not Be Moved


rec. by David Evans

"Among my more treasured possessions is a general survey of black rural religious singing, which he produced several years before the disc under consideration. It is called Sorrow Come Pass Me Around, and in terms of superb it is completely off the scale. If nobody has had the foresight to re-issue that LP, and you happen to see it in some expensive second-hand vinyl catalogue, do not pause to worry about how you are going to raise the asking price. Once you have the disc home and on your turntable, all qualms about the bank you so rashly decided to stick up, will be utterly dissipated."

Fred McCormick - 9.3.01

notes (November 1974,
12 pages brochure)
by David Evans




read enclosed booklet




Advent 2805


= P-Vine PCD 2104 (Jp 1991)

16 page booklet
by David Evans

= Dust-To-Digital PT-3001
(2013)

621976Blues In The Twenties

Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown

Furry Lewis
- Sweet Papa Moan
Henry Thomas
- Cottonfield Blues
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- It's Tight Like That
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
- Trouble In Mind
Leroy Carr
- How Long How Long Blues - no. 2
Pine Top Smith
- Nobody Knows You When You'r Down And Out

Henry Spaulding
- Cairo Blues
Henry Brown
- Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks
Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
- Last Chance Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Jim Jackson
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree - part 1
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree - part 2
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues
"Funny Paper" Smith
- Howlin' Wolf Blues no. 1

MCA MCA-3525 (Jp)
631976Jumping On The Hill

The Beale Street Sheiks
- Jumping On The Hill
Memphis Jug Band
- My Love Is Cold

Furry Lewis
- Cannon Ball Blues
Kaiser Clifton
- She'll Be Back Some Day
The Delta Boys
- Don't You Want To Know?
Jim Jackson
- Old Dog Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Little Green Slippers
Too Tight Henry
- Squinch Owl Moan

Tom Dickson
- Worry Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Fishin' In The Dark
Little Buddy Doyle
- She's Got Good Dry Goods
Kaiser Clifton
- Teach Me Right From Wrong
Hattie Hart
- Won't You Be Kind To Me?
Jim Jackson
- Santa Fe Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Jug Band Quartette
Too Tight Henry
- The Way I Do
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Policy Wheel PW 459-1

Policy Wheel discography

641976?Beale Street Mess-Around

Will Shade & Abe McNeil
- Beale Street Mess Around
Will Shade
- Dirty Dozens
- Newport News
- I'll Get A Break

Furry Lewis & Will Shade
- Muscle Shoals Blues
Furry Lewis
- Perolee [sic] Blues
- Old Original Furry Lewis Blues
- U.S. Waltz
- Hello Judge
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' 'Round
Charlie Burse & Will Shade
- Kansas City Blues

Charlie Burse, Furry Lewis & Will Shade
- Eleven Light City
Catherine Porter & Will Shade
- Let Me Ride With You Tonight
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller
- I'm Going Home
Earl Bell
- Jump On Down
recorded 1963, 1967
in Memphis by George Mitchell


Rounder 2006 (US)

651978Tennessee: The Folk Heritage
Volume 1: The Delta

Beale Street Originals - Mr. Crump Don't 'Low
Grandma Dixie Davis - Memphis Blues
Sonny Blake Combo – One Room Country Shack
Roosevelt Sykes - Backyard Blues
Sam Clark Combo - Jammin The Blues
Choir Of The Lambert Church Of God In Christ, Memphis - Keep Me With A Mind

Memphis Slim - Memphis On The Mississippi

Furry Lewis - My Baby Don't Want Me # [Southland SLP-3]
Joe Dobbins - Good Morning Blues
Dewey Corley Combo - Dewey's Blues #
Memphis Minnie Lawler - Nothin' In Ramblin'
Choir Of The Lambert Church Of God In Christ, Memphis - I Love The Lord


# rec. March 6, 1973 in Memphis, TN; Furry Lewis, voc, g

produced, compiled & edited by Harry E. Godwin; cover painting by Stephen Longstreet
notes by Harry E. Godwin
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Tennessee Folklore Society
TFS-102
661979The Memphis Development Foundation Presents
Beale Street Saturday Night

Sid Selvidge
- Walkin' Down Beale Street
Fred Ford
- Hernando Horn
Grandma Dixie Davis
- Beale Street Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Big Fat Mama / Liquor Store
Prince Gabe
- Ol' Beale Street Blues

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
Teenie Hodges
- Rock Me Baby

Alex
[Teal]
- Rock Me Baby
Thomas Pinkston
- "Ben Griffin Was Killed In The Monarch ..." (narration)
Johnny Woods
- Frisco Blow
Mud Boy & the Neutrons
- On The Road Again
Thomas Pinkston
- "W. C. Handy Told Me 50 Years Ago ..." (narration)

Furry Lewis
- Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird
Grandma Dixie Davis
- Roll On, Mississippi


Notes by Stanley Booth, cover photograph by William Eggleston. Recorded at "The Tennessee Waltz",Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN, on October 1, 1978; mixed at Sam Phillips Recording Studio & Ardent Sudios

prod. by James Luther
Dickinson

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Orpheum O-101

671982Furry Lewis 1927 - 1929
The Remaining Titles


- Mr. Furry's Blues
- Sweet Papa Moan
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee
- Big Chief Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green

- Dry Land Blues
- Judge Harsh Blues
- John Henry Pt. 1
- John Henry Pt. 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
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Wolf  WSE101
681983The Blues Classics

Furry Lewis
- Sweet Papa Moan

MCA VIM-20/2 (Jp)
691983Rebirth of Beale St.

Lou Rawls
- Birth Of The Blues
- Rebirth Of Beale Street
Handy's Orchestra
- Memphis Blues
- St. Louis Blues
Charlie Williamsons Beale St. Frolic Orchestra
- Midnight Frolic Drag

Furry Lewis
- Judge Harsh Blues
Illinois Central Glee Club
So Glad Trouble
Memphis Jug Band
- Fourth Street Mass Around
BB King
- Three O'Clock Blues

Sunset Travelers
- Yes, Yes, I've Done My Duty
Little Junior's Blue Flames
- Mystery Train
Elvis Presley
- Mystery Train
- That's All Right
Rufus Thomas
- Walking The Dog
Lou Rawls
- Birth Of The Blues
- Rebirth Of Beale Street


rec. at Shoe Productions, Memphis, Tennessee; prod. by Ron Tate & Wayne Crook
notes by Ron Tate
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A commemorative album
owned by The City of
Memphis, Richard C.
Hackett, Mayor, not for sale
(limited edition of 1000)
701984Memphis Blues (1928 - 1930)
(Jazz Tribune No. 51)

Frank Stokes
- How Long?
- 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do Part 2
- It Won't Be Long Now
- Right Now Blues
Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- I'm Gonna Move To Louisiana Part 1
- I'm Gonna Move To Louisiana Part 2
- This Mornin' She Was Gone


Furry Lewis
- Kassie Jones Part 1
- Dry Land Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
Robert Wilkins
- Jailhouse Blues
- Rolling Stone Part 1
- Rolling Stone Part 2
- I Do Blues


Memphis Jug Band
- Sun Brimmer Blues
- Snitchin' Gambler Blues
- Peaches In The Springtime
- A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
Minnie Wallac
- Dirty Butter
- The Old Folks Started It
Hattie Hart
- Won't You Be Kind To Me?
- You Wouldn't, Would You Papa?

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Big Railroad Blues
- Feather Bed
- Viola Lee Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
Memphis Minnie
- I'm Going back home
- I Never Told A Lie
Joe McCoy and Joe Johnson
- Don't Want No woman
Memphis Minnie
- Georgia Skin
DLP

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RCA NL 89276

RCA (Fr) discography

= BMG/RCA CD 74321264092
(1995)

711985Tennessee Legends

Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge
- Special Agent
- Mr. Pat
- Rats In My Kitchen

Furry Lewis
- Brownsville Blues
- Mistreatin' Woman
- Fare-Thee-Well Blues

Will Shade
- Kansas City Blues

Will Shade & Furry Lewis
- The Train
Gus Cannon
- Boll Weevil Blues
Will Shade
- Wine-Headed Man

Furry Lewis & Will Shade
- Furry Lewis Rag
Charlie Burse & Will Shade
- Beale Street Shuffle
Jennie Mae Clayton & Will Shade
- What Must I Do?
Will Shade
- Jump And Jive
rec. 1962-63 in Memphis, Tn.
by George Mitchell
& Roger Brown

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Southland SLP-14

Southland discography

721988Giants Of Country Blues Guitar
(1967 - 1981)


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

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

Furry Lewis
- Going To Brownsville

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

# rec. 1991 (on CD only)

Wolf 120.911


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

731988DXCV1 Down Home Delta Experimental Projects Compilation Vol. 1: The Blues

- Baby Please (unknown)
- Roll Me Over Slow (Alex Teal, Chopping Wood)
- Old Hucklebuck (Johnny Woods, Lee Baker)

- I'm Black (Furry Lewis)
- Jes' Like A Monkey (Johnny Woods)
- Holy Spirit (Hammy Nixon, Sleepy John Estes, Bobby Ray Watson, Ry Cooder (mandolin), Lee Baker, James Luther Dickinson)
- Dozens (Thomas Pinkston)
- Ol' Man Mose (Johnny Woods, Verlina Woods, Bobby Ray Watson, Lee Baker, Jimmy Crosthwait, James Luther Dickinson)
- Same Man All The Time (Thomas Pinkston)
- Policy Talk (Thomas Pinkston)
- Blind Man In The Tear Gas (Sleepy John Estes, Ry Cooder, James Luther Dickinson)

- Not Now (Furry Lewis)
- Blue Moon (Johnny Woods)
rec. and comp. by James
Luther Dickinson

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Fan Club FC 044

more info

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= Fan Club FC064cd

741988Bluesville Vol. 1
"Folk Blues"


Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
Memphis Willie B.
- Country Girl Blues
K.C. Douglas
- Big Road Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
Robert Curtis Smith
- Catfish Blues
Memphis Willie B
- Highway 61 (CD only)

Furry Lewis
- Shake 'em On Down (CD only)
Sidney Maiden
- San Quentin Blues
Wade Walton
- Big Fat Mama
Pete Franklin
- Grievin' Me
Blind Willie McTell
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
Blind Snooks Eaglin
- Alberta (CD only)
Lonnie Johnson
- Fine Booze and Heavy Dues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Blues Before Sunrise
Doug Quattlebaum
- You Is One Black Rat
Reverend Gary Davis
- You Got to Move
Blind Snooks Eaglin
- Brown Skin Woman
Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done (CD only)
Scrapper Blackwell
- Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog (CD only)
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
- Pawn Shop
Lightnin' Hopkins (LP only)
- T-Model Blues


read liner notes, part 1read liner notes, part 2
Ace CH 247


Ace CD 247

Bluesville discography

751990?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)

761991Furry Lewis: 1927 - 1929
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order

- Everybody's Blues
- Mr. Furry's Blues
- Sweet Papa Moan
- Rock Island Blues
- Jelly Roll
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee
- Good Looking Girl Blues
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues
- Falling Down Blues
- Big Chief Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Furry's Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green (tk. 1)
- I Will Turn Your Money Green (tk. 2)
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Dry Land Blues
- Cannon Ball Blues
- Kassie Jones, Pt. 1
- Kassie Jones, Pt. 2
- Judge Harsh Blues (tk. 1)
- Judge Harsh Blues (tk. 2)
- John Henry - 1
- John Henry - 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
notes by Chris Smith
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Document DOCD-5004
771992Canned Heat Blues
Masters of Memphis Blues

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- 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


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RCA / BMG CD 61047-2
(Bluebird Heritage series)
781994Memphis Blues Caravan, Vol. 1

Sam Chatmon
- Forgive Me Too
Big Sam Clark
- I Fell in Love With This Woman
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Pony Blues
Earl Bell
- Travelin' Blues
Sleepy John Estes / Hammie Nixon
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long
- Yellow Yam Blues
Bukka White
- Bed Springs Blues

Furry Lewis
- Mary Tell-Blues/Mother Story
Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Happy
Houston Stackhouse
- Crying Won't Help You
Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Biscuit Boys
- Me And The Devil Blues
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Memphis Archives
CD 7008
791994Memphis 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 Biscuit 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
80199?Memphis Sessions (1956 - 1961)

Will Shade (1956)
- I Can't Stand It

Furry Lewis (1959)
- Slide guitar instrumental [Warm Up] [RBF 202]
- You Can Leave [Me] Baby [RBF 202]
Gus Cannon
- I Met Mr. Toad #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Dirty Mother For You #
Will Shade
- You Send Me John (No. 2) #
- The Woman I'm Lovin' #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Salty Water #
- He's Knocking On My Door #
Gus Cannon
- Show Me The Way To Go Home #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- He's Gone #

Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Shanghai Blues #
Gus Cannon
- Walk Right In (No. 1) #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Nobody Loves Me #
Will Shade
- You Send Me John (No. 2) #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- I˜m Goin Down To Lucy Maes #
Charles Hicks (voc, g)
- Lucille #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Haunted House Blues #
Will Shade
- Dirty, Dirty Dozen #
Mary Mitchell (with Will Shade, g)
- I'm Drifting #
Little Laura Dukes (with Gus Cannon, bj & Will Shade, g; tub b)
- Laura Blues #

# rec. July 18 / 19, 1961 at a private party in Memphis, Tenn. by Don Hill



Wolf 120.920
811997The Blue Horizon Story 1965-1970 Vol. 1


- Judge Harsh
3 CD Set
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Columbia 488992-2

more info

821998Memphis 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

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Frog CD 22
831999Furry Lewis: Take Your Time

- Judge Boushay Blues
- Take Your Time Rag
- East St. Louis Blues
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- St. Louis Blues
- If You Follow Me Babe
- Glory Hallelujah
- Natural Born Eastman (= Kassie Jones)
- Bugle Waltz
- How Long?
- John Henry
rec. Oct., 1969
with Lee Baker, Jr.

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Genes GCD 9911

841999Furry Lewis: Blues Magician

- Baby That's All Right
- M For Memphis / Worried Blues
- Lay My Burden Down
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- Furry's Rag (Take Your Time Baby)
- Furry Talking
- Water Tank
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- The Bugle Song
- How Furry's Doin'
- Fourth & Beale (F&T Rag)
- God Be With Us 'Til We Meet Again
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Lucky Seven CD 9206
85200?Mississippi Delta Blues Jam in Memphis, Vol. 1

Napoleon Strickland with The Como Drum Band
- Back Water Rising
Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Fred's Blues
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Otha Turner with The Como Drum Band
- Otha's Piece
Napoleon Strickland with The Como Drum Band
- Shimmy She Wobble
Fred McDowell
- Write Me A Few Of Your Lines
- A Dark Cloud Rising

Furry Lewis
- Furry Lewis' Blues (previously unreleased)
- Walking Blues
- Judge Bushay Blues
R.L. Watson & Josiah Jones [= John Fahey & Bill Barth]
- Memphis Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Praying On The Old Campground / Lonesome Blues
Memphis Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp

rec. June 1969
Includes all of Arhoolie LP
1085, part of 1084 and several
previously unissued cuts. LPs
1084 & 1085 were once available
as "Swamp Blues", a double LP
originally released on Blue Thumb

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Arhoolie CD 385

862001The Roots Of Johnny Cash

Furry Lewis
- Kassie Jones pt. 1
- Kassie Jones pt. 2
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Catfish KATCD191
872001Furry Lewis, Bukka White & Friends:
Party! At Home


Bukka White
- Hello, Central, Give Me 49
- Grey-Haired Woman
- Little Woman's Bed
- Tip And Eight Boogie
- Talking
- Hambone Blues
- I'm Drifting
- Bukka's Goodtime Swing
- Please, Ma'm
- Talking

Furry Lewis
- Going Away Blues
- John Henry
- Talking
- Skinny Woman
- Talking
- Old Dog Blue
- Talking
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- Talking
- Farewell to Thee
- Mama's Fish
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- Kassie Jones and a Message
rec. Memphis 1968
previously ASP1 (1972)

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Arcola ACD 1001

882001Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

disc 6: Charley's Orbit - Songs
- Booze And Blues - Ma Rainey
- The Crowing Rooster - Walter Rhodes

- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacy
- Bye Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell - Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Kansas City Blues - William Harris
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Cold Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Just A Spoonful - Charley Jordan
- Banty Rooster - Blind Pete And George Ryan
- My Grey Pony - Big Joe Williams
- Dark Road Blues - Willie Lofton Trio
- Blues - Unknown Convict
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - 9Bukka White
- Po' Boy - Bukka White
- Make Me A Pallet on the Floor - Willie Brown
- County Farm Blues - Son House
- Saddle My Pony - The Howlin' Wolf
- Forty Four - The Howlin' Wolf
- Too Close - Roebuck "Pops" Staples & Staple Singers
7-CD album

Revenant RVN-CD-212
892002Country 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
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Document CBL-200008
902003Furry Lewis: Furry's Blues

- Casey Jones Part 1
- Casey Jones Part 2
- Rock Island Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Cannonball Blues
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues
- Jellyroll
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Good Looking Girl Blues
- Judge Harsh Blues
- Falling Down Blues
- Everybody's Blues
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Going for a Song CD
912003Furry Lewis: Good Morning Judge

- Good Morning Judge [Revival 1008, "Hello Judge"]
- Worried Blues [Revival 1008, "Old Original Furry Lewis Blues"]
- Blues Around My Bed # [Southland SLP 14, "Mistreatin' Woman"]
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues * [previously unissued]
- Don't You Wish Your Mama [previously unissued]
- Furry Lewis Rag # [] [Southland SLP 14]
- Roll And Tumble Blues # [Southland SLP 14, "Brownsville Blues"]
- Old Hobo [previously unissued]
- Farewell, I'm Growing Old [previously unissued]
- Furry Lewis's Careless Love [Arhoolie 1041, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"]

# rec. summer 1962 in Memphis, TN by George Mitchell
all others rec. August 1967 in Memphis, TN by George Mitchell; Furry Lewis, voc, g
* Furry Lewis, voc, g; Dewey Corley, washtub bass
[] Furry Lewis, voc, g; Will Shade, oil can bass

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notes by Matthew Johnson
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Fat Possum CD 80374
922003Furry Lewis: King Of The Blues, Vol. 3





P-Vine PCD 2258 (Jp)
932003The Very Best Of Furry Lewis
Heroes Of The Blues

- If You Follow Me Babe
- Long Tall Gal Blues
- Natural Born Eastman
- Judge Harsh Blues
- Judge Boushé
- Take Your Time
- St. Louis Blues
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- John Henry
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues
- Baby That's All Right
- Shake 'Em On Down
- I'm Going To Brownsville
- Baby You Don't Want Me
- Furry's Blues
- Cannon Ball Blues

Shout! Factory CD DK 30248
942003Jim Dickinson Field Recordings: Delta Experimental Project Vol. 3

Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
- My Babe
Mose Vinson
- Old Blue Jumped A Rabbit

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Broke & Hungry
Alec Teal & Butter Biscuit
- Roll Me Over Slow
Johnny Woods
- So Many Cold Mornings

Furry Lewis
- Turkey In The Straw
Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge
Johnny Woods
- Lonesome Feelin'
Mose Vinson
- Barrel House Blues
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay
Sleepy John Estes & Hammy Nixon
- Race That You Don't Run
Tate County Singers
- Jesus Is On The Mainline

Birdman BMR 047
952004I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume Three

CD One
Snooks Eaglin
- Yours Truly
- Pine Top´s Boogie Woogie
- My Babe
- Let Me Go Home, Whiskey
- Careless Love
- Rock Island Line
- CC Rider
- I`m Looking For A Woman
- Hello Dolly
- Lonesome Road
Babe Stovall
- Good Morning Blues
- Candy Man
- Fo´ Day Blues
- Gonna Move To Kansas City
Johnny Moment
- Keep Our Business To Yourself
- You Got To Mind How To Treat Someone Else
Will Shade
- I Got The Blues So Bad
- I Can´t Stand It

Furry Lewis
- Baby, I Know You Don´t Love Me
Earl Bell
- Travellin´ Man
- Terraplane Blues
Moose Williams
- Mother Keep Your Light Burning High In The Window



CD Two
Willie Mabon
- Somebody´s Got To Pay
Big Walter Horton
- West Side Blues
- Tin Pan Alley
- This Is It
Sunnyland Slim
- Prison Bound
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Hot Potatoes
- One Room Country Shack
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Johnny Young
- You Got Bad Blood, I Think You Need A Shoot
Washboard Sam
- Mama Don´t Allow
Big Joe Williams
- Rootin´ Groundhog
- Southern Blues
- King´s Highway Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Improvisations and Interview
- Drive 'em Down Special
- Improvisations and Interview
- I Feel Like A Millionaire
- Improvisations and Interview
- Barrelhouse Woman
- Improvisations and Interview
2 CD set




Jefferson Records
SBACD 12658/9

95a2005The Alabama State Troupers Live For A Moment
featuring Don Nix, Jeanie Greene and Furry Lewis
and The Mt. Zion Band & Choir

The Alabama State Troupers
- I Been A Long Time Gone (2:34)
- Oh What A Mighty Time (5:34)
- I Saw The Light (3:21)
- Jesus On The Mainline (3:44)
- Mary Louise (3:08)
- The Lord Be Right (2:16)
- Christian Cowboy (2:49)
- Living In The Country (2:30)   @ youtube
- My Train Done Come & Gone (5:02)   @ youtube
- Oh Yes I Do Understand (3:19)
- Let The Children Know (2:35)
- Going To Make You Happy (3:31)

Furry Lewis (bonus tracks)
- Furry's Blues (3:01)
- Baby Make Me Stay / The Gypsy Told Me (9:40)
- Right Hand Road (4:18)
- Careless Love (2:33)
- Battle Hymn Of The Republic (1:22)
- When I Lay My Burden Down (hidden track; 2:30)   @ youtube

rec. live (Furry Lewis tracks in Seattle?); digitally mastered by Michael Worthington using ProTools at Rocking Horse Recording Studios, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
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AIM 1086 CD (Australia)
962006The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival
with Bukka White: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions


disc 1

Nathan Beauregard
- Highway 61
- Kid Gal Blues
Bukka White
- Hello Central, Give Me 49
- Baby, Please Don't Go

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- In Heaven, Sitting Down
- What Do You Think About Jesus?
Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Great Long Ways From Home
Bukka White
- My Mother Died


# rec. at the Municipal Shell, Overton Park, Memphis, Saturday, July 20th, 1968; Furry Lewis, voc, g; M.C.: Jim Crosthwait; prod. by Mike Vernon, exec. producer: Seymour Stein (Sire Records)


disc 2

Bukka White
- Bed Spring Blues #
- Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues #
- Drifting Blues #
- (Brand New) Decoration Day #
- Baby Please Don't Go #
- Give Me An Old, Old Lady #
- Got Sick And Tired #
- World Boogie #
- School Learning #
- Old Man Tom #
- Gibson Town #
- Drifting Blues * [master version without reverb]
- Old Man Tom * [complete master version without reverb]
reissue (remastered)
of 1968 Sire SES 97003 /
Blue Horizon 7-63210
"The 1968 Memphis
Country Blues Festival"

and Blue Horizon 7-63229
"Memphis Hot Shots"

2 CD set
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Blue Horizon CD
82876851232

972007Furry Lewis & Mississippi Joe Callicott:
The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions


disc 1
Furry Lewis
- Judge Harsh Blues ["Grand Central Station" on vinyl]
- Let's Shake Hand In Hand
- Waiting For A Train
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- Big Chief Blue
- Casey Jones
- Take Your Time Rag
- John Henry
- Skinny Woman
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- Glory Hallelujah, When I Lay My Burden Down
- Furry's Monday Woman Blues [in orig. notes: "Furry's Blues, take 1"]#
- Furry Lewis Blues [in orig. notes: "Furry's Blues, take 2"]#

# previously unreleased

rec. July 21, 1968 at Ardent Studios, Memphis; Walter 'Furry' Lewis, voc, g; prod by Mike Vernon

disc 2
Mississippi Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Dough Roller Blues
- War Time Blues
- Joe's Troubled Blues *
- On My Last Go Round
- Hoist Your Window And Let Your Curtain Down
- Married Woman Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
- Frankie And Albert (take 1) * #
- Frankie And Albert (take 2) * #
- Leavin' Town Blues #
- Going Away Blues * #
- Worried Now In A Tennessee Town [in orig. notes: "Memphis, Tennessee Blues"] #
- Lost My Money In Jim Kinnane's [in orig. notes: "Lost My Money in Gym Kanan"] #
- Worried Blues #
- You Don't Know My Mind (alt. take) #

# previously unreleased

rec. July 21, 1968 at Ardent Studios, Memphis; Joe Callicott, voc, g; * Bill Barth, g & Bukka White, whistling; prod. by Mike Vernon
reissue of
Blue Horizon 7-63228
and Blue Horizon 7-63227

2 CD set
notes (Sept. 2006)
by Mike Vernon



Sony / Blue Horizon CD
88697041792

982010Been Here All My Days

- Who's Gonna Be Your Man - John Lee Ziegler
- Bullying Well - Rosa Lee Hill
- Shake 'Em On Down - Fred McDowell
- What Makes Grandma Love Grandpa - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Old Country Rock #1 - James Davis
- Big Road Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Search Me Lord - James Shorter

- Home Going - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- Georgia Buck - Precious Bryant
- Country Blues - Joe Callicott
- Rabbit On A Log - Lonzie Thomas
- Trouble Brought Me Down - Greeb Paschal

- Good Morning Judge - Furry Lewis
- Hold My Body Down - Robert Johnson

"selections from the George Mitchell archive"

Mississippi MR-064
992010Classic 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

1002011Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 9
2012 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here, Version 1 - Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
- Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here, Version 2 - Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band with Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxson (voc)

- Big Chief Blues - Furry Lewis
- Jinx Blues - Ora Brown
- Jesus Is A Dying Bed Maker - Charley Patton
- Rope Stretchin' Blues - Parts I & II - Blind Blake
- Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Fogyism - Ida Cox
- Come On In (Ain't Nobody Here) - The Harum Scarums
- Evil Woman Spell - Charley Spand
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Teddy Darby
- Papa Don't Tear Your Pants - Papa Charlie Jackson
- In That Pearly White City Above - Blind Joel Taggart

Supplementary CD tracks:
- Precious Lord - Blind Joel Taggart
- Little Black Train - Blind Joel Taggart
- Hard Time Blues - Lane Hardin [Bluebird B6242]
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin [Bluebird B6242]
- Cartey Blues - Lane Hardin [Pacific P-100]
- Mr. Postman Blues - Jenny Pope
- Rent Man Blues - Jenny Pope



Blues Images Vol. 9 (2011)

Blues Images

1012012The 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
1029/2013Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 11
2014 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues (Vocalion 1230)
Furry Lewis - Good Looking Girl Blues (Vocalion 1132)
Charley Patton - Mean Black Cat (Paramount 12943)
The Mississippi Sheiks - Crackin' Them Things (Okeh 8810)
Blind Blake - Miss Emma Liza (Paramount 13115)
Luella Miller - Rattlesnake Groan (Vocalion 1081)
Reverend E.W. Clayborn - Your Enemies Cannot Harm You, But Watch Your Close Friends (Vocalion 1082)
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Long, Lonesome Blues (Paramount 12354)
Washboard Walter - She's A Long, Tall, Disconnected Mama (Paramount 12991)
Bessie Smith - Blue Spirit Blues (Columbia 14527)
Papa Charlie Jackson - Let's Get Along (Paramount 12358)
Mother McCollum - Jesus Is My Air-O-Plan (Vocalion 1616)


Supplementary CD tracks:
Blind Gussie Nesbitt - He's The Joy Of My Salvation (Decca 7113)
Blind Gussie Nesbitt - God Is Worried At Your Wicked Ways (Decca 7113)
Jim Thompkins - Bedside Blues (Brunswick 7200)
George Carter - Ghost Woman Blues (Paramount 12769)
George Carter - Weeping Willow (Paramount 12769)
Blind Percy And His Blind Band - Fourteenth Street Blues (Paramount 12584)
Blind Percy And His Blind Band - Coal River Blues (Paramount 12584)
Washboard Walter - Overall Cheater Blues (Paramount 12991)
Tenderfoot Edwards - When You Dream Of Muddy Water (Paramount 12952)
Tenderfoot Edwards Paramount - Up On The Hill Blues (Paramount 12952)
Blind Blake - Dissatisfied Blues (Paramount 13115)
Charley Patton - Magnolia Blues (Paramount 12943)



Blues Images Vol. 11 (2013)

Blues Images

10311/2013Peabody Blues

Furry Lewis
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Walter Vinson
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 1
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 2
- Overtime Blues
Charlie McCoy
- It Ain't No Good - Part 1
- It Ain't No Good - Part 2
Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jenny Pope
- Whiskey Drinking Blues
- Doggin' Me Around Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
Jed Davenport
- How Long How Long Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
Joe Williams
- I Want It Awful Bad
- Mr. Devil Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues



Nehi NEH01 (UK)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

sources / further reading:
- own record collection
- Teddy Doering: Furry Lewis discography.- Blues Forum 6 (1982), p. 20 - 21
- Teddy Doering et al.: Additions & corrections to Furry Lewis discography.- Blues Forum 10 (1983), p.20 - 21
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 371-373
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, p. 276
- http://sunsite.kth.se/feastlib/mrf/yinyue/pw/LEWFUR.HTM
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/f/lewis.htm
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- diverse other internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour, Milosch Fürst jun., 'GavinG', John Tefteller, Max Hoeffner, Helge Thygesen, Izumi Kinoshita and Eric Simkin for additional information / scans

Robert Crumb's 'Heroes Of The Blues' Trading Card #16
Robert Crumb's "Heroes Of The Blues" Trading Card #16

 

Furry Lewis bio

 

front cover of Playboy 17 #4 (1970) Stanley Booth: Furry's Blues.- Playboy 17 #4 (1970), p. 100-02, 104, 114, 193-194
Stanley Booth: Furry's Blues.- Playboy 17 #4 (1970),
pp. 100-02, 104, 114, 193-194

 

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Joni Mitchell: Hejira.- Asylum AS 53053 (1976)
incl. song "Furry Sings The Blues" [lyrics]

 

Tomb of Furry Lewis by Dan Ball

 

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