Mance
Lipscomb

Bowdie Glenn1) Lipscomb, as a youth took the name of  'Mance'
b. April 9, 1895 in the Brazos bottoms near Navasota, Texas
d. January 30, 1976 in Navasota, Texas

discography
M A N C E   L I P S C O M B; source: front cover of Arhoolie F 1001; photograph Chris Strachwitz
source: front cover of Arhoolie F 1001
photographer: Chris Strachwitz
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

Mance Lipscomb LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11960A Treasury Of Field Recordings Vol. 2
Regional And Personalized Song

- Hammer Ring (R.G. Williams and Group)
- Night Herding Song (Harry Stephens)
- Anything From A Foot Race To A Resting Place (Jealous James Stanchell)
- The Slop (Jack Jackson & Lightnin' Hopkins)
- Deep Ellum Blues (Paul Elliott)
- This Old World Is In A Terrible Condition (George Coleman)

- Goin' To The River (Gozy Kilpatrick)
- Oh, What A Time (A History of World War II) (Percy Wilborn Quartet)
- Atomic Energy (Jimmy Womack)

- Tom Moore's Farm (4:54) (Anonymous [= Mance Lipscomb]) #   @ youtube
- Tom Moore's Farm (Lightnin' Hopkins)
- Ain't No More Cane On The Brazos (John Lomax Jr:)
- The Boogie Woogie Machine (William Spross & Harvey Krueger)
- Tin Can Alley (R.C. Forest & Gozy Kilpatrick)
- The Waco Girl (John Q. Anderson)


compiled by Robert 'Mack' McCormick

# rec. June 30, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; "Anonymous" [= Mance Lipscomb], voc, g
notes (18 pages booklet,
March 1960) by Mack
McCormick with additions
and corrections by Paul
Oliver
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77 LA 12/3

77 Records discography

21960Various unidentified Texas, New York and British Artists
The Unexpurgated Folk Songs Of Men


- The Ring-A-Rang-A-Roo
- Keeper Of The Eddystone Light
- Mamie Had A Baby
- Cocaine Bill And Morphine Sue
- Take A Whiff On Me
- The Bastard King Of England
- No Balls At All
- Barnacle Bill The Sailor
- Big Jim Folsom
- Cristoforo Columbo
- Monk Of Priory Hall
- Hootchy Kootchy Dance
- Always In The Hallway
- Merry Cuckold
- In Crawled One-Hung-Low
- Who Stole My Beer?
- Dicky Dido
- Shine And The Titanic

- You Be Kind To Me [Mance Lipscomb] #
- Boar Hog Blues [Buster Pickens]
- Grubbing Hoe
- Uncle Bud
- The Girl I Left Behind Me
- There's A Skeeter

- Stavin' Chain [Mance Lipscomb] #
- You Got Good Business [Buster Pickens]
- Dirty Dozens [Lightnin' Hopkins]
- Limericks
- Ball Of Kirriemuir
- Change The Name Of Arkansas


# rec. August 11, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g

"… An informal song-swapping session with a group of Texans, New Yorkers, and Englishmen exchanging bawdy songs and lore, presented without expurgation …"
collected by Robert 'Mack' McCormick
14-page booklet
by Mack McCormick
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without any printing, label
name 'ufsom' being the
master name printed on the
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= Raglan R 51 (1960?)

= Arhoolie LP 4006 (197?)
[according to 1976 Arhoolie catalog]

31960Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster

- Freddie (2:35) # *   @ Spotify
- Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now (2:00) # *   @ Spotify
- Going Down Slow (3:00) # *   @ Spotify
- Baby Please Don't Go (1:45) # *   @ Spotify
- Rock Me All Night Long (3:10) #   @ Spotify
- Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo (1:55) //
- Jack O'Diamonds Is A Hard Card To Play (3:55) # *   @ Spotify

- Shake, Shake, Mama (2:50) # *   @ Spotify
- Ella Speed (2:30) # *   @ Spotify
- One Thin Dime (2:55) # *   @ Spotify
- Going To Louisiana (See See Rider) (2:10) \\   @ Spotify
- Mama Don't Allow (2:20) # *   @ Spotify
- Ain't It Hard (3:10) # *   @ Spotify
- Bout A Spoonful (3:20) \\ *   @ youtube   @ Spotify

# rec. August 11, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g

// rec. August 12, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g

\\ rec. August 13, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g



originally unissued tracks from August 11, 1960 session:
- Alabama Jubilee
- Tom Moore's Farm (tk 2) []   @ Spotify
- Out And Down
- Keep A Knocking
- Casey Jones
- St. James Infirmary
- Motherless Children
- Harvest Moon
- untitled instrumental

originally unissued tracks from August 12, 1960 session:
- Want To Do Something For You
- Shorty George (26) []   @ Spotify
- untitled instrumental
- Angel Child (28) []   @ Spotify
- Hen House Blues
- Alabama Jubilee - Parson Brown
- I Love My Baby
- Goin' Up North To See My Pony Run
- Have To Let You Go
- Black Rat (35) []   @ Spotify
- Round The Bend I See A Steamer Come
- Caledonia
- All Night Long
- Ain't You Sorry
originally unissued tracks from August 13, 1960 session:
- Foggy Bottom Blues (43) []   @ Spotify
- Heel And Toe Polka - Little Brown Jug (44) []   @ Spotify
- Silver City - I'm Going Back To Houston
- Back Water Blues ||
- Going Back To Georgia (47) []   @ Spotify
- You Got To Reap Just What You Sow
- Baby You Don't Mean Me No Good
- Everybody Went Fishing
- Knocking Down Windows And Tearing Down Doors
- God Moves On The Water
- Easy Rider Blues (53) []   @ Spotify
- Why Did You Leave Me? (54) []   @ Spotify
- Mance's Boogie (instr)
- Me And My Baby (58) []   @ Spotify
- Mance's Talking Blues (59) []   @ Spotify
- Segregation Done Past (speech) []   @ Spotify
- Evil Heart Blues §
- Blues In The Bottle §
- Polly Wolly Doodle
- Sugar Babe

|| released on Arhoolie LP 101 / F 1006 (1960)
§ released on Decca LK 4664 (1965)
[] released on Arhoolie CD 465 (1999)

photographs by Chris Strachwitz
notes & lyrics booklet
by Mack McCormick
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Arhoolie F 1001

* Arhoolie CD 306 (1993)

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(=) Arhoolie / City Hall
Records F 1001 (2012)
(reissue without notes and lyrics;
includes download card)

Arhoolie discography

41960Blues 'n Trouble

Big Joe Williams
- Married Woman Blues
Lil' Son Jackson
- Johnny Mae
Lowell Fulson
- Good Woman Blues

Mance Lipscomb
- Back Water Blues || *
Jasper Love
- Jove's Honeydripper

Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- One Thin Dime
Sam Chatman
- God Don't Like Ugly
"Whistling" Alex Moore
- Wake Up Old Lady
Black Ace
- Hitchhiking Woman
Robert Curtis Smith
- Stella Ruth
Mercy Dee
- I Been A Fool


|| rec. August 13, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g

* unlike other tracks from F 1006 not reissued on Arhoolie CD 432
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Arhoolie FS 101

notes by Chris Strachwitz
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= Arhoolie F 1006

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partly reissued on Arhoolie
CD 432 (1995)
"Mississippi Blues 1960"

Arhoolie discography

51961Mance Lipscomb: Trouble in Mind
american folk song traditionalist

- Captain, Captain
- Careless Love
- When Death Come Creeping In Your Room (Run, Sinner, Run)
- Alabama Bound
- Buck Dance (Instrumental)
- Night Time Is The Right Time

- Rocks And Gravel Makes A Solid Road
- Johnnie Take A One On Me
- Motherless Children
- Which-A-Way Do Red River Run
- Trouble In Mind
- Ballad Of The Boll Weevil

rec. July 7 / 8 / 9, 1961 in Houston, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mac McCormick



originally unissued tracks from same sessions,
issued on Rhino CD RHM2 7829:

- Boogie In A (tk 1)
- Hattie Green (tk 2)
- Bumble Bee Blues (tk 6)
- Shine On Harvest Moon (tk 1)
- Cocaine Done Killed My Baby (tk 2)
- Hey Lawdy Mama (tk 1)
- Is You Gonna Quit Me Baby (tk 1)
- Frankie Was A Good Woman (tk 3)
- You Gonna Look Like A Monkey (tk 1)
- Black Gal (tk 1)
- Casey Jones (tk 1)
- After Hours (instr) (tk 1)
- Angel Child (tk 2)

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Reprise R-2012 (mono)

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Reprise R-2012
([exaggerated] stereo)

= Reprise RV2006 (Fr)

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= Reprise RS 6404 (1970)
([exaggerated] stereo)


= Collector's Issue C-5521
(Austria 198?) "Captain,
Captain And Other Songs"

20 page booklet
with original notes
by Mack McCormick
plus new notes by Bill Dahl
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Rhino CD RHM2 7829

6196?Texas Blues   Volume 2

Manny Nichols
- Long Skinny Mama

Mance Lipscomb
- You Don't Mean Me No Good #
Black Ace
- Beer Drinking Woman
Rattlesnake Cooper
- I'm Leaving Town
Mercy Dee & Otis Cherry
- Ebony Baby [never re-released on CD]
Isam Hisam & Lightning Hopkins
- I'm Feeling Bad
Manny Nichols
- Walking Talking Blues

Billy Bizor
- Tom Moore
Alex Moore
- Chock House Boogie
Smokey Hogg
- Hello Baby
Robert Shaw
- The Fives
Lightning Hopkins
- Hurricanes Carla & Esther
Mercy Dee / K.C. Douglas / Otis Cherry
- 8th Wonder Of The World [never re-released on CD]


# rec. May 2, 1964 in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g
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Arhoolie F 1017

Arhoolie discography

71964Mance Lipscomb: Texas Songster Volume 2

- Joe Turner Killed A Man
- Bumble Bee
- Silver City
- If I Miss The Train
- Alabama Jubilee
- God Moves On The Water (The Titanic) (tk 3)

- Come Back Baby
- Charlie James (tk 2)
- Boogie In A
- Key To The Highway (tk 1)
- Cocaine Done Killed My Baby
- Spanish Flang Dang
- You Got To Reap What You Sow

rec. May 2, 1964 in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g



originally unissued tracks from same session:
- So Different Blues []
- You Rascal You []
- Mama Don't Dog Me []
- Key To The Highway (tk 2)
- Long Way To Tipparary []
- Big Boss Man
- Angel Child
- Willie Poor Boy []
- Tall Angel At The Bar []
- I Looked Down The Road And I Wondered []
- Nobody's Fault
- You Gonna Quit Me Baby
- Tom Moore Blues []
- Tearing Down (inc)
- Missouri Waltz []
- Hattie Green []
- Police Station Blues []
- Sentimental Blues []
- Lord Thomas []
- You Don't Mean Me No Good ||

|| released on Arhoolie F 1017 (196?)
[] released on Arhoolie CD 398 (1993)
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Arhoolie discography

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= Pacific Jazz / Fontana (UK)
688 805 ZL (1967)
"Texas Songster"

Fontana discography

81965Conversation With The Blues
A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver

LP tracks:
Boogie Woogie Red - So Much Good Feeling (spoken, with own piano)
Willie Thomas - A Little Different spoken
James Butch Cage & Willie Thomas - Kill That Nigger Dead (Cage, vocal and fiddle; Thomas, vocal and guitar)
Lil' Son Jackson - The Onliest Way (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - My Father's Style (guitar solo)
J.B. Lenoir - So It Rocked On (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - Move To Kansas City (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - When She Comes Back (spoken)
Otis Spann - Poor Country Boy (vocal, with own piano)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Ain't No Easy Thing (spoken)

Mance Lipscomb - Evil Heart Blues (vocal and own piano) #
Blind Arvella Gray - A Roughneck (spoken)
Roosevelt Sykes - West Helena Blues (vocal and guitar)
Will Shade - Days Of Nineteen-Hundred (spoken)
Will Shade - Newport News Blues (vocal and own guitar)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Whistling Alex Moore - Come and Get Me (vocal and own piano)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Brother John Sellers - Move Back For What? (spoken)
J. B. Lenoir - I Been Down So Long (vocal and own guitar)

Jasper Love - Santa Fé Blues (vocal and piano)
John Lee Hooker - Somewhere Down The Line (spoken)
Robert Curtis Smith - I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - Only Places They Can Go (spoken)
Otis Spann - People Calls Me Lucky (vocal and own piano)
Henry Townsend - What Have I Committed (spoken)
James Butch Cage - Tween Midnight And Day (vocal and own guitar)
Little Brother Montgomery - Walking Basses (spoken)
Little Brother Montgomery - Dud Low Joe (piano solo)
Little Brother Montgomery - It's A Barrelhouse Blues (spoken) []
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues (vocal with piano)
Little Brother Montgomery - They Beat Me To Chicago (spoken) []
Roosevelt Sykes - They All Called Him 'Pork Chops' (spoken)
Roosevelt Sykes - Forty-Four Blues (vocal and own piano)
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Doctor Clayton And Me (spoken) []
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Take A Little Walk With Me (vocal with own electric guitar, with Sunnyland Slim, piano) []
Edwin Buster Pickens - To Have The Blues Within (spoken)

Mance Lipscomb - Blues In The Bottle (vocal and own guitar) #

CD tracks:
- So Much Good Feeling - Boogie Woogie Red
- A Little Different - Willie Thomas
- Kill That Nigger Dead - James "Butch" Cage & Willie Thomas
- The Onliest Way - Lil Son Jackson
- My Father's Style / So It Rocked On / Move To Kansas City - J.B. Lenoir
- When She Come Back / Poor Country Boy - Otis Spann
- Ain't No Easy Thing - Lightnin' Hopkins

- Evil Heart Blues - Mance Lipscomb #
- A Roughneck - Blind Arvella Gray
- West Helena Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Days of 1900 / Newport News Blues - Will Shade
- Chock House Days / Come and Get Me - Whistling Alex Moore
- Move Back! For What? - Brother John Sellers
- Been Down So Long - J.B. Lenoir
- A Place They Call Boots' - James "Stump" Johnson []
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown []
- They Called Us Gandy Dancers / Work Songs / John Henry - Blind Arvella Gray with Blind James Brewer []
- Santa Fe Train - Edwin "Buster" Pickens
- Most Reason I Sing - Robert Curtis Smith
- Santa Fe Blues - Jasper Love
- Somewhere Down The Line - John Lee Hooker
- I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change - Robert Curtis Smith
- Only Places They Can Go / People Call Me Lucky - Otis Spann
- What Have I Committed? - Henry Townsend
- 'Tween Midnight And Day - James "Butch" Cage
- Walking Basses / Dud Low Joe / The First Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- They Call Him "Pork Chops" / Forty-Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes

- Blues In The Bottle - Mance Lipscomb #
- To Have The Blues Within - Edward "Buster" Pickens
- Colorado Springs Blues - Edwin "Buster" Pickens []

# rec. August 13, 1960 in Navasota, TX; LP resp. CD accompanying Paul Oliver's book by the same title

[] = not on LP resp. CD !!!

notes by Paul Oliver
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Decca LK 4664

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(with enclosed CD)

91965Mance Lipscomb Vol. 3
Texas Songster in a Live Performance

- Take Me Back Baby (L-95) *
- Shine On Harvest Moon (L-63)
- Rag In G (L-126) *
- Heel And Toe Polka
- Big Boss Man (L-74) *
- You Gonna Quit Me (L-75) *
- Blues In G (L-65) *

- Mama Don't Dog Me (L-49) *
- Willie Poor Boy (L-53) *
- Polly Wolly Doodle All Day (Tra-La-Ra-La ...) (L-97)
- Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night *
- Knocking Down Windows (L-105) *
- Nobody's Fault But Mine (L-35) *
- Motherless Children (L-36) *

rec. November 25-29, 1964 by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g



originally unissued tracks from November 25, 1964 session:
- Shine On Harvest Moon (L-1)
- Ella Speed (L-2)
- A One On Me (L-3)
- Motherless Children (L-4)
- Goin' Down Slow (L-5)
- Key To The Highway (L-6)
- Baby Please Don't Go (L-7)
- Spoonful (L-8)
- Darktown Strutter's Ball (L-9)
- I Ain't Got Nobody (L-10)
- Bottle Up And Go (L-11)
- Mama Don't Allow (L-12)
- Sugar Babe (L-13)
- Freddie (L-14)
- Jack O'Diamonds (L-15)
- Rock Me Mama (L-16)
- Tra-Ra-La Doodle All Day (L-17)
- Blues In G (44 Blues) (L-18)
- Shorty George (L-19)
- Titanic (L-20)
- Buck Dance (Stop Time) (L-21)
- Angel Child (L-22)
- Willie Poor Boy (L-23)
- Spanish Flang Dang (L-24)
- Mean Boss Man (L-25)
- It Ain't Gonna Rain No More (L-26) []

originally unissued tracks from November 26, 1964 session:
- Trouble In Mind (L-27) []
- Ella Speed (L-28)
- Tom Moore's Farm (L-29) (3:40) # []   @ youtube
- Bumble Bee (L-30)
- Alabama Jubilee (L-31)
- Come Back Baby (L-32)
- Meet Me In The Bottom (L33) #
- Run, Sinner, Run (L-34)
- Albert And Frankie (L-37)
- Shake Shake Mama (L-38)
- You Know I Love You (L-39)
- You Gonna Miss Me (L-40) []
- Keep On Truckin' (L-41) []
- Black Rat (L-42)
- Charlie James (L-43)
- improvised fast blues (L-44)
- Mance's Short Haired Woman (L-45) []
- Wake Up In The Morning (L-46)
- Key To The Highway (L-47)
- Sailin' Down Cheaspeake Bay (L-58)

originally unissued tracks from November 27, 1964 session:
- Night Time Is The Right Time (L-50)
- Rocks And Gravel (L-51)
- Skinny Minnie (L-52)
- Joe Turner Blues (L-54) #
- Spanish Flang Dang (L-55)
- Trouble In Mind (L-56)
- Keep On Trucking (L-57) §
- Baby Please Don't Go (L-58)
- Spoonful (L-59)
- Buck Dance (L-60)
- Alabama Bound (L-61) #
- Come Back Baby (L-62) #
- You Got To See Your Mama Every Night (L-64) #
- Run, Sinner, Run (L-66) §
- The Titanic (L-7)
- Out And Down (L-68) #
- Alabama Jubilee (L-69)
- Angel Child (L-70) #
- Frankie And Albert (L-71)

originally unissued tracks from November 28, 1964 session:
- Brown Skin Woman (L-72)
- You Rascal You (L-73) #
- After Hours (L-76)
- Long Way To Tipparary (L-77)
- Sugar Babe (L-78)
- St. Louis Blues (L-79)
- Charlie James (L-80)
- Shake, Shake, Mama (L-81)
- You Are My Sunshine (L-82)
- Baby, Don't You Lay It On Me (L-83) #
- One Thin Dime (L-84)
- Tall Angel At The Bar (L-85) #
- The Titanic (L-86)
- Willie Poor Boy (L-87)
- Angel Child (L-88)
- Skinny Minnie / Trial Blues (L-89)
- Back Water Blues (L-90)
- Baby Please Don't Go (L-91)
- Red River (L-92)
- Nobody's Fault But Mine (L-93)
- Ain't It Hard (L-94)
- Goin' Down Slow (L-96)
- Key To The Highway (L-98) []
- A Good Man Is Hard To Find (L-99)
- I Ain't Got Nobody (L-100)
- Blues In G (L-101)
- untitled instrumental (L-102)
- Mama Don't Allow (L-103)
- Oh You Beautiful Doll (L-104)
- Spoonful (L-106)
- Motherless Children (L-107)
- Johnny Take A One On Me (L-108) #
- Buck Dance (L-109) #
- Police Blues (L-110)
- Rock Me Mama (L-111) []

originally unissued tracks from November 29, 1964 session:
- ...

§ released on Arhoolie LP 1033 (1967)
# released on Arhoolie LP 1077 (1978)
[] released on Arhoolie CD 482 (1998)
notes by Paul Oliver
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# Arhoolie CD 306

Arhoolie discography

101966Lightning Hopkins, Clifton Chenier, Mance Lipscomb:
the 2nd annual Berkeley Blues Festival

Concert & Dance

Mance Lipscomb
- Stop Time (instr) (151)
- I Ain't Got Nobody (-)
- Take Your Arms From Around My Neck (-)
- Sugar Babe (-)
- When The Saints Go Marching In (-)
Clifton Chenier
- Clifton's Rock
- After Hours
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

Lightning Hopkins
- Last Night
- Going To Louisiana
- Black Cadillac
- Short Haired Woman
- Lightning's Boogie


rec. April 15, 1966 at a concert in the Harmon Gymnasium on the University of California campus in Berkeley, CA by Radio station KAL; edited by Dan McClosky and Chris Strachwitz





Arhoolie F 1030

(=) Arhoolie CD 484 (2000)

Arhoolie discography

111967Mance Lipscomb Vol. 4

- Captain Captain (River Blues) (144)
- Ain't You Sorry (147)
- Night Time Is The Right Time (158)
- Mr. Tom (instr) (155)
- I Want To Do Something For You (156)
- So Different Blues (157)
- A Rag (She Got Good Booty) (153)

- Long Tall Girl Got Stuck On Me (162)
- Keep On Trucking (L-57)
- Run, Sinner, Run (L-66)
- Reminiscences At Home / Farewell (Farewell Blues) (161)

cover photo by Les Blank
notes by Pete Welding
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Arhoolie F 1033

Arhoolie discography

121968(?)Texas Blues "The Early '50s"

Smokey Hogg
- Penitentiary Blues
- Penitentiary Blues, part 2
Mercy Dee
- Lonesome Cabin Blues
Frankie Lee Sims
- Lucy Mae Blues
John Hogg
- West Texas Blues
- Black Snake Blues
Frankie Lee Sims
- I'm Long, Long Gone
Buddy Chiles
- Mistreated Blues

Anonymous [Mance Lipscomb]
- Tom Moore's Farm # (5:34)   @ youtube
L.C. Williams
- Trying, Trying
Texas Alexander
- Crossroads
L.C. Williams
- Hole In The Wall
Lightning Hopkins
- Late In The Evening


# rec. May 2, 1964 in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g [assuming this is the same recording as on Arhoolie CD 398]
note by Paul Oliver>br>


Blues Classics BC-16


Blues Classics discography

131968The Roots Of America's Music

Mance Lipscomb
- Sugar Babe
2-disc package

Arhoolie R2001/2002
= Stateside/Toshiba SR-
9323B (Jp 1972)

Arhoolie discography

141969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott
- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White and Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith

- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson
- Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - Little Willie Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

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"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"

two record set
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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

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= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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= Tomato CD TOM 3001
(2002)

151970Mance Lipscomb Vol. 5
Texas Blues and 3 Other Songs

- Black Gal
- Texas Blues
- Oh, Baby #
- Blues In The Bottle *
- Angel Child *

- Mance's Blues
- Whiskey Blues
- Long Way From Tipperary
- Haunted House Blues
- Mother Had A Sick Child
- I'm Looking For My Jesus

* rec. December 5, 1968 at Mance Lipscomb's house in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; Frank Lipscomb, b; Wayne Davis, dr

all other tracks rec. November 20 & 22, 1969 at Sierra Sound Studios in Berkeley, CA; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; # Mark Birnbaum, 2nd g; prod. by Chris Strachwitz

cover photos by Kelly Hart
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Arhoolie 1049

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= AR 19007 (Eur)

Arhoolie discography

161972The Great Blues Men

Homesick James
- Set A Date
John Lee Hooker
- Dusty Road
Sleepy John Estes
- Corinna #
Muddy Waters
- Nineteen Years Old
Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues

Mance Lipscomb
- Blues In G
Rev. Gary Davis
- If I Had My Way #

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Key To The Highway
Otis Spann
- Burning Fire
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Cotton Field Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- Louise, Louise Blues
Johnny Young
- Tighten Up On It
James Cotton
- Ain't Nobody's Business


Mississippi John Hurt
- Moanin' The Blues
Junior Wells
- Stormy Mnday Blues #
Johnny Shines
- Dynaflow Blues
Son House (+ Al Wilson)
- Empire State Blues #
Sonny Terry
- Mountain Blues
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- It's All Right, Baby

Jimmy Rushing
- How Long, How Long Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
J. B. Hutto
- Please Help
Fred McDowell
- Fred's Ramblin' Blues
Ida Cox
- Four Day Creep #
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
Otis Rush
- I't's A Mean Old World

# not on CD
DLP
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Vanguard VSD 25/26

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

(=) Vanguard CD 25/26 (1988)

171974Mance Lipscomb Volume 6

- Does She Ever Think Of Me
- I Just Hang Down My Head And Cry
- Rag In F
- Wonder Where My Easy Rider Gone #
- Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night
- Corinne, Corinna

- Evil Blues
- Mama, Let Me Lay It On You
- Louise
- When Death Comes Creeping In Your Room
- Sometimes I Feel Like

rec. May 1973 at Arhoolie House in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; # Charlie Pritchard, g; prod. by Chris Strachwitz

cover photo by Jim Crockett; back liner photos by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie 1069

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181976Great Bluesmen Newport

Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie
- Levee Camp Blues
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
- My Baby Done Changed The Lock On The Door
John Lee Hooker with Bill Lee on bass
- Tupelo
- Bus Station Blues


Son House
- Son's Blues
- Death Letter Blues #

- Pony Blues (with Mance Lipscomb, 2nd g)
Sleepy John Estes
- Mailman Blues
- Clean Up At Home
Doc Reese
- Hey Rattler / Oh My Lord


Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Trouble, I've Had It All My Day
Skip James
- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues #
- Illinois Blues
The Reverend Gary Davis
- Death Don't Have No Mercy

Willie Doss
- Catfish Blues
- I Had A Woman
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Lord, I'm Going Down South
- If The River Was Whiskey
Lightnin' Hopkins with Samuel Lay
- Cotten Fields Blues
- Shake That Thing

inner gatefold of Vanguard VSD 77/78
gatefold inner sleeve, left side; click to enlarge !gatefold inner sleeve, right side; click to read Maynard Solomon notes !

# note on CD 77/78: "due to compact disc time restrictions some songs on the original album are not included in this package"

DLP
notes by Maynard Solomon
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click to read track list !
Vanguard VSD 77/78

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King/Vanguard LAX-155
(Jp 1976)

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

191978Mance Lipscomb: You'll Never Find Another Man Like Mance

- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Tom Moore's Farm (3:40)   @ youtube
- Playing Music in Texas (speech)
- Keep On Trucking
- Joe Turner Blues
- Alabama Bound
- You Got To See Your Mama Every Night
- Out And Down

- Angel Child
- Playing Dances in Texas (speech)
- You Rascal You
- Mance's St. Louis Blues
- Baby, Don't Lay It On Me
- Tall Angel At The Bar
- Johnny Take A One On Me & Buck Dance

rec. November 26-28, 1964 before an audience at the old Cabale in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g

front cover photo by Jim Marshall
notes by Chris Strachwitz
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click to read notes !
Arhoolie 1077

Arhoolie discography

201993Mance Lipscomb: So Different Blues

- So Different Blues
- See You Mama Every Night
- Late Hours Blues
- Nobody Cares For Me
- Shorty George Cut Down
- Corrina, Corrina
- Rock Me Mama
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- Good As I Am To You
- Long Way To Tipperary
- Get Away Blues
- Trouble In Mind
- Going Down Slow
- Baby Please Don't Go

rec. 1965 in Navasota, TX by Roy C. Ames; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g



unissued tracks from same session:
- After Hours
- I Ain't Got Nobody To Care For Me
- Ella Speed
- Sugar Babe
- Dark Town Strutters Ball
- Night Time
- Mama Don't Allow
- Motherless Children
- Baby You Goin' To Quit Me
- What Time Of Day
- Missouri Waltz
- Heel & Toe Polka
- Boogie Woogie
notes by Bo Svensson
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Collectables CD COL-5289
211993Mance Lipscomb: Texas Songster

- Sugar Babe (It's All Over Now) #
- Going Down Slow #
- Freddie #
- Jack O' Diamonds #
- Baby Please Don't Go #
- One Thin Dime #
- Shake, Shake, Mama #
- Ella Speed #
- Mama Don't Allow #
- Ain't It Hard #
- Bout A Spoonful #
- Take Me Back Babe *
- Rag In G *
- Big Boss Man *
- You Ain't Gonna Quit Me *
- Blues In G *
- Mama, Don't Dog Me *
- Willie Poor Boy *
- Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night *
- Knocking Down Windows *
- Nobody's Fault But Mine *
- Motherless Children *

rec. 1960-64; contains tracks from Arhoolie F 1001 (#) and F 1026 (*)

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Arhoolie CD 306

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221993Mance Lipscomb:
You Got To Reap What You Sow

Texas Songster Vol. 2

- Charlie James
- Come Back Baby
- Spanish Flang Dang
- You Got To Reap What You Sow
- Cocaine Done Killed My Baby
- Joe Turner Killed A Man
- Bumble Bee
- Boogie In A
- Hattie Green (previously unreleased)
- Silver City
- The Titanic
- If I Miss The Train
- Lord Thomas (previously unreleased)
- Tom Moore Blues ("previously unreleased") [actually Blues Classics BC-16] #
- So Different Blues (previously unreleased)
- Tall Angel At The Bar (prev. unreleased)
- Mama, Don't Dog Me (previously unreleased)
- Long Way To Tipperary (prev. unreleased)
- Willie Poor Boy (previously unreleased)
- You Rascal You (previously unreleased)
- I Looked Down The Road And I Wondered (previously unreleased)
- Sentimental Blues (previously unreleased)
- Police Station Blues (previously unreleased)
- Missouri Waltz (previously unreleased)

expanded version of F 1023 with 13 previously unissued songs

# rec. May 2, 1964 in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g
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Arhoolie CD 398

Arhoolie discography

231994Mance Lipscomb: Texas Blues Guitar

- Ain't It Hard
- Big Boss Man
- Bout A Spoonful
- Freddie
- Knockin' Down Windows
- Mama Don't Allow
- Mama, Let Me Lay It On You
- Motherless Children
- Rag In G
- Shake, Shake Mama (Cherry Ball)
- So Different Blues
- Sugar Babe
- Take Me Back
- Willie Poor Boy
- You Got To Reap What You Sow

An Arhoolie Special Product release produced for Mel Bay Publications as a companion to their book "Mance Lipscomb: Texas Blues Guitar Solos" which contains lyrics and guitar ranscriptions to all fifteen songs heard on this CD
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Arhoolie CD 001

Arhoolie discography

241995Folk Music at Newport, Vol. 1

- The Sinking Of The Titanic
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Vanguard CD 77007
251996Mance Lipscomb: Mama Don't Allow

- Nobody Cares For Me
- Good As I Am To You
- Goin' Down Slow
- Rock Me Mama
- So Different Blues
- Late Hours Blues
- Shorty George Cut Down
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- See You Mama Every Night
- Corrina, Corrina
- Long Way To Tipperary
- Trouble In Mind
- Get Away Blues
- Goin' Down Slow
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Mama Don't Allow
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Magnum CD 73
261996Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 1
15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

- Frisco Line - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Lightning Hopkins
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn - John Jackson
- Cairo Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson

- 'bout A Spoonful - Mance Lipscomb
- Drink On Little Girl - Black Ace
- Country Boy Down In New Orleans - Snooks Eaglin
- Columbus, Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down - Dr. Ross
- Just Trippin' In - Robert Pete Williams
- Hump In My Back - Jesse Fuller
- Brother James - Big Joe Williams
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry - Smoky Babe
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas



Arhoolie CD 101

Arhoolie discography

27199?Mance Lipscomb At Home in Texas





Catfish CD CTF 100?

Catfish discography

281993Ruff Stuff
The Roots of Texas Blues Guitar

Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes
- Jack Of Diamonds Is A Hard Card To Play
Lee Mackey
- Out And Down
- Jay Bird Blues

Willie Menifee & Mance Lipscomb
- If I Get Lucky, Mama
Mance Lipscomb
- Angel Child
Mance Lipscomb & Teodar Jackson
- Reconsider Baby
Bill Neely
. Matchbox Blues
Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes
- What's Wrong, Baby

Babe Stovall
- Worried Blues
- Dirty Mistreater
T.J. Jackson
- Out And Down
- Corrina Corrina
Oscar "Preacher" Nelson & Newton "Hoss" Nelson
- Broke And Ain't Got A Dime
- Alcohol Blues
Jimmy Nelson
- West Texas Blues


rec. 1964-1966 by Tary Owens
notes by Tary Owens
& Julie Howell
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click to read liner notes !
Catfish CD CTF 1003

Catfish discography

28a1996Mance Lipscomb   Songster

- Corrine, Corrina (2:55)   @ youtube
- Captain, Captain (3:10)
- Alabama Jubilee (2:01)   @ youtube
- I Wan't To Do Something For You (2:35)   @ youtube
- Evil Blues (3:07)   @ youtube
- Mr. Tom (2:08)   @ youtube
- Mother Had A Sick Child (3:07)   @ youtube
- Texas Blues (4:07)   @ youtube
- Long Way From Tipperari (2:22)   @ youtube
- Haunted House Blues (2:54)
- Wonder Where My Easy Rider Gone (3:03)   @ youtube
- A Rag (1:29)
- Louise (4:33)
- Ain't You Sorry (2:20)   @ youtube
- Joe Turner Killed A Man (3:06)   @ youtube
- Alabama Bound (1:59)   @ youtube
- Tom Moore's Farm (live) (3:40)   @ youtube
- Baby Don't You Lay It On Me (2:23)   @ youtube
- Johnny Take A One On Me & Buck Dance (3:25)   @ youtube
- Farewell (3:49)   @ youtube

rec. between 1964 and 1973; compiled by Tony Russell
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Orbis BLU NC 085
291998Mance Lipscomb Live! at The Cabale
Texas Songster Vol. 4

- Baby Don't You Lay It On Me
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- You Gonna Miss Me
- Keep On Truckin'
- Trouble In Mind
- Tom Moore's Farm (live) (3:40)   @ youtube
- Mance's Short Haired Woman
- Tra-La-Ra-La Doodle All Day
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- Run Sinner, Run
- Key To The Highway
- Rock Me Mama
- Wonder Where My Easy Rider Done Gone
- Late Night Blues & Boogie Woogie
- Early Days Back Home (talking)
- Cocaine Done Killed My Baby
- I Wonder Why
- It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
- You Gonna Quit Me Baby
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Mother Had A Sick Child

rec. 1964 & 1972
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Arhoolie CD 482

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301999Mance Lipscomb: Captain Captain!
Texas Songster Vol. 3

- Captain, Captain!
- Ain't You Sorry
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Mr. Tom's Rag (guitar solo)
- I Want To Do Something For You
- Long Tall Girl Got Stuck On Me
- Rag In A (guitar solo)
- Goin' Up North To See My Pony Run (previously unreleased)
- Santa Fe Blues (previously unreleased)
- Frankie And Albert (previously unreleased)
- Sentimental Piece In G (previously unreleased, guitar solo)
- Farewell Blues
- Shorty George (previously unreleased)
- Angel Child (previously unreleased)
- Black Rat (previously unreleased)
- Tom Moore's Farm (M-7; previously unreleased, tk 2) (3:30) #   @ Spotify
- Foggy Bottom Blues (previously unreleased)
- Heel And Toe Polka (previously unreleased)
- Going Back To Georgia (previously unreleased)
- Easy Rider Blues (previously unreleased)
- Why Did You Leave Me? (previously unreleased
- Me And My Baby (previously unreleased)
- Mance's Talking Blues (previously unreleased)
- Segregation Done Past (previously unreleased, story)

rec. summer 1960 in Navasota and April 1966 in Berkeley (some of it on F 1033)
# rec. June 30, 1960 in Navasota, TX

cover photo by Kelly Hart
notes by Pete Welding
and Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie CD 465

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311999Blues At Kerrville

Dave Van Ronk
- Another Time And Place
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
- Sometimes I Feel Myself Slippin'
Roy Book Binder
- Kentucky Blues
Marcia Ball
- My Man Is A Two Timer
Josh White Jr.
- I Can Be Had
Angela Strehli
- Telephone Blues
Marcia Ball
- Under Love's Spell
Tom Ball/Kenny Sultan
- Honey Bee

Mance Lipscomb
- Texas Blues
Robert Shaw
- Put Me In The Alley
Juke Boy Bonner
- I've Had The Blues
Spider John Kelmer
- Midnight Special
Kenneth Threadgill
- Mississippi Delta Blues

Silverwolf CD 1016
322000Clifton Chenier, Mance Lipscomb, Lightning Hopkins
Live! At the 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival”


Mance Lipscomb
- Stop Time
- I Ain't Got Nobody
- Downtown Blues
- Shake, Shake, Mama
- The Sinking Of The Titanic (God Moves On The Water)
- Take Your Arms From Around My Neck, Sugar Babe
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Clifton Chenier
- Intro & Louisiana Shuffle
- French Zydeco
- Clifton's After Hours
- Scratch My Back
- Everybody Calls Me Crazy
- What'd I Say
- Old Country Waltz
- Louisiana Waltz
- Clifton's Boogie Woogie
Lightning Hopkins
- If You Don't Want Me
- I Feel So Good
- Last Night
- Goin' To Louisiana
- Black Cadillac
- Short Haired Woman
- Lightnin's Boogie

Arhoolie F 1030 (1966)

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Arhoolie CD 484

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332000Mance Lipscomb: Trouble In Mind

- Corrina, Corrina
- Rock Me Mama
- Mama Don't Allow
- Get Away Blues
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- Good As I Am To You
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Get Away Blues
- Trouble In Mind
- Going Down Slow
- Night Time Is the Right Time
- Long Way To Tipperary
- So Different Blues
- Ella Speed
- See You Mama Every Night
- Late Hours Blues
- Nobody Cares For Me
- Shorty George Cut Down

rec 1964 at Mance Lipscomb's home in Navasota, TX; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g
photographer: Roy C. Ames
notes by Amanda Sulak
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Aim CD 1306 (Australia)
342000Catfish, Carp, and Diamonds
35 Years of Texas Blues

- Way Out On The Desert - Grey Ghost
- Write My Mama One More Letter - Dave Tippen with Group
- Stewball - Ebbie Veasley with Group
- The Titanic ; The Signifyin' Monkey - Ebbie Veasley
- Jack Of Diamonds Is A Hard Card To Play - Tommy Wright
- May The Circle Be Unbroken - Alfred "Snuff" Johnson
- Let The Church Roll On - Eugene Grigsby and Group
- Stand By Me - James Thomas and Group
- The Jives Of Dr. Hepcat - Rev. Lavada Durst, "Dr. Hepcat"
- Watchin' Every Devil - Grey Ghost

- Tom Moore Blues - Mance Lipscomb
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Frank Robinson
- Navasota Blues - "Guitar" Curtis Colter
- 24 Hours A Day - T.D. Bell
- Erbie's Bounce - Erbie Bowser
- You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You - Grey Ghost


rec. c. 1965-1999 at various locations in Texas by Tary Owens
notes by Tary Owens

Catfish CD CTF 1004

Catfish discography

352001Newport Folk Festival
Best of the Blues 1959-68


disc 1
Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Candy Man
- Coffee Blues
- Stagger Lee
- Here I Am Lord Send Me
- Pallet On Your Floor
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
Son House
- Preaching Blues
- Death Letter Blues
- Empire State Express
- Son Blues
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Louise
- If The River Was Whiskey
Muddy Waters
- Walkin' Blues
- I Can't Be Satisfied


disc 2
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
- Midnight Boogie
- On My Way From Texas

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


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


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

Vanguard 3VCD193/95-2
362002Mance Lipscomb: Texas Contry Blues Vol. 5

- Texas Blues
- Black Gal
- Oh, Baby! (You Don't Have To Go)
- Whiskey Blues
- Haunted House Blues
- Mance's Blues
- Does She Ever Think Of Me
- I Just Hang Down My Head And I Cry
- Rag In F
- Wonder Where My Easy Rider Gone
- Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night
- Corrine, Corrina
- Evil Blues
- Mama, Let Me Lay It On You
- Louise
- Sometimes I Feel Like
- Blues In The Bottle
- Angel Child

from previous Arhoolie LPs
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Arhoolie CD 9026

Arhoolie discography

372003Mance Lipscomb: American Folk Song Traditionalist Sings Trouble In Mind

- Captain, Captain
- Careless Love
- When Death Come Creeping In Your Room
  (Run, Sinner, Run)
- Alabama Bound
- Buck Dance (instrumental)
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Rocks And Gravel Makes A Solid Road
- Johnnie Take A One On Me
- Motherless Children
- Which-A-Way Do Red River Run
- Trouble In Mind
- Ballad Of The Boll Weevil

+ CD bonus tracks:
- Boogie In 'A' (instrumental)
- Hattie Green
- Bumble Bee Blues
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- Cocaine Done Kill My Baby
- Hey Lawdy Mama
- Is You Gonna Quit Me Baby
- Frankie Was A Good Woman
- You Gonna Look Like A Monkey
- Black Gal
- Casey Jones
- After Hours (instrumental)
- Angel Child

expanded, remastered version of 'Trouble In Mind', the first-ever reissue since the album’s original Reprise pressing, features another 13 performances from those same 1961 sessions
20 page booklet
with original notes
by Mack McCormick
plus new notes
by Bill Dahl
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Rhino CD RHM2 7829
382003Roots of the Blues

- Keep On Truckin' Mama
- Freddie
3-CD Set
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Vanguard CD 79715
39200?Mance Lipscomb: Mance's Boogie

- Had My Fun   @ youtube
- ???

2000: "soon to be released"
(first issues of 30 volume
Tary Owens collection)

read more

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Antones CD 54
[obviously never happened]

402005Blues With A Message

- I Have To Paint My Face - Sam Chatman
- John Henry - John Jackson
- Walked Down So Many Turn Rows - Mercy Dee

- Tom Moore's Farm (live) - Mance Lipscomb (3:40) [Arhoolie 1077]
- Tom Moore Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- River Blues - Lowell Fulson
- Levee Camp Blues - Fred McDowell
- The 1919 Influenza Blues - Essie Jenkins
- Why I Like Roosevelt - Willie Eason
- Little Soldier Boy - Doctor Ross
- Prisoner's Talking Blues - Robert Pete Williams
- I Got To Climb A High Mountain - Johnie Lewis
- Depression Blues - Herman E. Johnson
- Stockyard Blues - Johnny Young/Big Walter Horton
- What Will I Tell The Children - Juke Boy Bonner
- It's Enough - Juke Boy Bonner
- Things Gonna Get Better - Bee Houston
- Back Home Blues - Big Joe Williams
notes by Paul Oliver

Arhoolie CD 510

Arhoolie discography

412009The Best Of Mance Lipscomb

- Baby, Don't Lay It On Me
- Charlie James
- So Different Blues
- Long Tall Girl Got Stuck On Me
- Joe Turner Killed A Man
- Willie Poor Boy
- Shake, Shake Mama
- The Titanic
- Mance's Blues
- Tom Moore's Farm (live) (3:40) [Arhoolie 1077]
- Rag in G
- Ain't It Hard
- Captain, Captain
- Freddie
- Take Me Back, Babe
- Jack O' Diamonds
- Sugar Babe
- Ain't You Sorry
- Run, Sinner, Run
- Angel Child
- Blues In The Bottle
- Texas Blues
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Arhoolie CD 537

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422010Hear Me Howling!
Blues, Ballads, and Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s

CD 1:
- Hump in My Back - Jesse Fuller *
- Brother Low Down - Jesse Fuller *
- Berkeley's Junko Partner - Skid Band *
- Tight Like That - Skid Band *
- Moose March - Bob Mielke's Bearcats +
- Highway 49 - Big Joe Williams *
- Oakland Blues - Big Joe Williams with Mary Williams *
- Greystone (Alameda County Jail) Blues - Big Joe Williams
- I Know You Didn't Want Me - K.C. Douglas and band +
- Night Shirt Blues - K.C. Douglas and band
- Stop Time - K.C. Douglas and band *
- Hear Me Howling - K.C. Douglas and band
- Stand Alone Blues - Lonnie Johnson *
- Brenda - Lonnie Johnson *
- Changed The Lock On My Door - Sonny Terry *
- Bald Eagle Train (tk 1) - Bukka White *
- Tom Moore's Farm - Lightning Hopkins *
- Up On Telegraph (Avenue) - Lightning Hopkins
- Lady Luck - Mercy Dee

CD 2:
- I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish +
- You Turned Your Back - Toni Brown +
- How Could I Stand It - Toni Brown +
- Don't Forget Me, Love - Toni Brown +
- Charles Giteau - Crabgrass +
- Midnight Blues - The Joy of Cooking *
- Depression Gone From Me - T.A. Talbott +
- Mr. Brakeman - T.A. Talbott *
- Who's Going To Be My Man? - Debbie Green *
- Come See - Bob Neuwirth *
- Lady Gay - Janet Smith +
- Talking Protest Blues - Merritt Herring +
- Black Jack David - Alice Stuart
- Eventually - Perry Lederman +
- Impressions Of John Henry - Perry Lederman +
- Deportees - Barbara Dane
- Grand Texas - Hackberry Ramblers *
- Jolie Blonde - Hackberry Ramblers *
- Turtle Tail - Hackberrry Ramblers *
- The Beatles Are In Town - The Fondettes +


CD 3:
- Willie Poor Boy - Mance Lipscomb   @ youtube
- The Titanic - Mance Lipscomb
- Mean Boss Man - Mance Lipscomb
- Sugar Babe - Mance Lipscomb
- Working on a Building - Rev. Louis Overstreet *
- The Old Ship Of Zion - Rev. Louis Overstreet *
- I'm A Soldier - Rev. Gary Davis *
- Floor Sweepin' Boy - Rev. Gary Davis *
- Courtin' Boy - Rev. Gary Davis *
- Shake 'Em On Down - Fred McDowell
- Louise - Fred McDowell
- Write Me A Few Of Your Lines - Fred McDowell *
- Low Down Dirty Things - Skip James *
- 22-20 Blues (Mr. Kress) - Skip James *
- Sea Walking Jesus - Skip James *
- No Special Lover - Skip James *
- Peace In The Valley - Skip James *
CD 4:
- Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong - Vern & Ray *
- The Touch Of God's Hand - Vern & Ray *
- 'Fore Day In The Mornin' - Big Mama Thornton *
- Ball And Chain - Big Mama Thornton *
- Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton *
- Monsieur Leonard - John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys *
- Chi Ca Nai - John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys +
- Bye Bye Rosa - John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys *
- Mr. Charlie - Clifton Chenier *
- Louisiana Rock - Clifton Chenier
- What Am I Doing Here? - Notes from the Underground +
- To Be A Thief - Stanley Willis *
- Pretty Good - NOW Creative Arts Ensemble +
- In The Breeze - Jerry Hahn
- To 'Trane (aka: Two Trains) - Smiley Winters
- The Beauty Of Isis - Sonny Simmons


* = previously unreleased
+ = first time on CD
136 page book
+ 4 CD set
notes by Adam Machado
click to enlarge !
Arhoolie CD 518
 

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

sources / further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 382-385
- Ebay auctions
- diverse other internet resources

1) Biographer Glen Alyn (from what he understood of Lipscomb's narrative) in his biography spelled Lipscomb's given name as "Bodyglin", which proved wrong, since the name actually had been "Bowdie Glenn", a derivation of "Beau de Glenn"

thanks to Michael Birnbaum, Anthony R. Glass and Steve Franz for additional information

 

Mance Lipscomb bio

Pictures of Mance Lipscomb and Michael Birnbaum

Mance Lipscomb: Captain Blues

Alyn, Glen: I Say Me For a Parable - The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lispcomb (W. W. Norton & Co. 1993); click to enlarge !
Alyn, Glen: I Say Me For a Parable
The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lispcomb
W. W. Norton & Co. 1993

video clip from 'A Well Spent Life' (Les Blank 1971)
Les Blank: A Well Spent Life.- 1971 film (Kay Jazz on Video 955); click to enlarge !
Les Blank's "A Well Spent Life" 1971 film (Kay Jazz on Video 955)

Masters of the Country Blues: Mance Lipscomb and Lightnin' Hopkins.- Yazoo video 502; click to enlarge !
Mance Lipscomb Guitar Books, Records, Videos
at www.torvund.net

Feb. 9-11, 1968 Avalon Ballroom poster, designed by Joel Beck
Poster used to promote a pair of shows featuring the Siegel Schwall Band, Buddy Guy, Hour Glass and Mance Lipscomb Feb. 9-11, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom San Francisco, designed by Joel Beck
Oct. 11-13, 1968 Avalon Ballroom poster, designed by Wes Wilson
Poster used to promote a pair of shows featuring the Grateful Dead, Lee Michaels, Mance Lipscomb and Linn County Oct. 11-13, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom San Francisco; designed by Wes Wilson
October, 1970 Armadillo World Headquarter handbill, artwork by Jim Franklin; click to enlarge !
Handbill used to advertise the October, 1970 concerts at the Armadillo World
Headquarters by Freddie King and Mance Lipscomb, artwork by Jim Franklin

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