T O M M Y   M c C L E N N A N; source:
Tommy
McClennan

b. January 4, 1905 [April 8, 1908]1) in Durant, Mississippi
d. May 9, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois
discography

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
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Tommy McClennan 78 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11939Tommy McClennan

- You Can Mistreat Me Here (044239-1)   @ Spotify
- New "Shake 'Em On Down" (044240-1)   @ Spotify

rec. November 22, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g

Bluebird B8347

= Montgomery Ward M8786

21939Tommy McClennan

- Whiskey Head Woman (044242-1)   @ Spotify
- Bottle It Up And Go (044241-1)   @ Spotify

rec. November 22, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g



Bluebird B8373


= Montgomery Ward M8787

31939Tommy McClennan

- Baby, Don't You Want To Go? (044245-1)   @ Spotify
- Cotton Patch Blues (044244-1)   @ Spotify

rec. November 22, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb



Bluebird B8408

= Montgomery Ward M8788

41939Tommy McClennan

- Brown Skin Girl (044243-1)   @ Spotify
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me (044246-1)   @ Spotify

rec. November 22, 1939 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g



Bluebird B8444

= Montgomery Ward M8789

51940Tommy McClennan

- New Highway No. 51 (044986-1) #   @ Spotify
- I'm Goin', Don't You Know (044985-1)   @ Spotify

rec. May 10, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb

Bluebird B8499

= Montgomery Ward M8920

# Victor 20-2931

61940Tommy McClennan

- My Baby's Doggin' Me (044991-1)   @ Spotify
- She's A Good Looking Mama (044992-1)   @ Spotify

rec. May 10, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb



Bluebird B8545

= Montgomery Ward M8921

71940Tommy McClennan

- She's Just Good Huggin' Size (044987-1)   @ Spotify
- My Little Girl (044988-1)   @ Spotify

rec. May 10, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb



Bluebird B8605

= Montgomery Ward M8922

81940Tommy McClennan

- My Baby's Gone (044989-1)   @ Spotify
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome (044990-1)   @ Spotify

rec. May 10, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb



Bluebird B8669

= Montgomery Ward M8923

91940Tommy McClennan

- Katy Mae Blues (053739-1)   @ Spotify
- Love With A Feeling (053740-1)   @ Spotify

rec. December 12, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g



Bluebird B8689
101940Tommy McClennan

- Whiskey Head Man (053736-1)   @ Spotify
- New Sugar Mama (053737-1)   @ Spotify

rec. December 12, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g

Bluebird B8760
111940Tommy McClennan

- Black Minnie (053742-1)   @ Spotify
- Drop Down Mama (053741-1)   @ Spotify

rec. December 12, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g



Bluebird B8704
121940Tommy McClennan

- Elsie Blues (053743-1)   @ Spotify
- Down To Skin And Bones (053738-1)   @ Spotify

rec. December 12, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g

Bluebird B8725
131941Tommy McClennan

- Classy Mae Blues (064886-1)   @ Spotify
- Des'e My Blues (064884-1)   @ Spotify

rec. September 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb



Bluebird B8853
141941Tommy McClennan

- Cross Cut Saw Blues (064885-1)   @ Spotify
- You Can't Read My Mind (064887-1)   @ Spotify

rec. September 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb

Bluebird B8897
   

- Cross Cut Saw Blues (064885-2)   @ Spotify

rec. September 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb
Bluebird unissued
151941Tommy McClennan

- Travelin' Highway Man (064888-1) #   @ Spotify
- I'm A Guitar King (064890-1)   @ Spotify

rec. September 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb



Bluebird B8957

# Victor 20-2931

161942Robert Petway

- Boogie Woogie Woman (074111-1) *   @ Spotify
- Hollow Log Blues (0074112-1-1)   @ Spotify

rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Robert Petway, voc, g; Alfred Elkins, imb; * poss. Tommy McClennan, voc, sp

Robert Petway discography




Bluebird B8987
171941Tommy McClennan

- Deep Blue Sea Blues 064889-1)   @ Spotify
- It's A Cryin' Pity (064891-1)   @ Spotify

rec. September 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb



Bluebird B9005
181942Tommy McClennan

- Mozelle Blues (074100-1)   @ Spotify
- Mr. So And So Blues (074102-1)   @ Spotify

rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B9015
191942Tommy McClennan

- Blues Trip Me This Morning (074101-1)   @ Spotify
- Bluebird Blues (074107-1)  

rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, sb

ALL "Bluebird Blues" at Spotify are take 2, even if explicitely labelled "take 1" !!!




Bluebird B9037
   

- Bluebird Blues (074107-2)   @ Spotify

rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, sb
Bluebird unissued

201942Tommy McClennan

- Roll Me, Baby (074103-1)   @ Spotify
- Blue As I Can Be (074106-1)   @ Spotify

rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B34-0706
211942Tommy McClennan

- I Love My Baby (074104-1)   @ Spotify
- Shake It Up And Go (074105-1)   @ Spotify

rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B34-0716
22194?Tommy McClennan

- New Highway No. 51 (044986-1) *   @ Spotify
- Travelin' Highway Man (064888-1) #   @ Spotify

* rec. May 10, 1940 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; unknown sb
# rec. September 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tommy McClennan, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb
Bluebird B8499 /
Bluebird B8957




RCA Victor 20-2931


EP / LP / CD compilations
231959The Country Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Matchbox Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Careless Love
Cannonís Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
Peg Leg Howell
- Low Down Rounderís Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- Stealiní Stealiní
Blind Willie Johnson
- You Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Leroy Carr
- Alabama Woman
Sleepy John Estes
- Special Agent
Big Bill Broonzy
- Key To The Highway
Bukka White
- Fixiní To Die

Tommy McClennan
- Iím A Guitar King
Robert Johnson
- Preachiní Blues
Washboard Sam
- I Been Treated Wrong


edited by Samuel B. Charters
8-page booklet
by Samuel B. Charters







RBF RF 1 (1959)








= RBF RF 1 (1966)

RBF discography

241960The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

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

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

Tommy McClennan
- New Highway 51
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Penitentiary Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse
- Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln
- My Wife Drove Me From My Door
Peg Leg Howell
- Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Come Go Home With Me
- Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson
- Standing At The Crossroads
Lightnin' Hopkins
- One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis
- John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis
- Warm Up
Bukka White
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
John Hurt
- Frankie
Blind Willie McTell
- Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Airy Man Blues
Skip James
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
- New How Long Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohuna Blues
Sonny Terry and Oh Red
- Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes
- Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins
- Solo
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy
- Mama Don't Love It
Moochie Reeves
- Key To The Highway

compiled and annotated
by Samuel B. Charters



RBF RF-202 (X)

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

click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (2 LP boxed
set UK)

click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (DLP UK 1966)

= Fontana 982.099

RBF discography

251961Tommy McClennan
Treasury of Jazz series Vol. 5

- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- New "Shake 'em On Down"
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Whiskey Head Woman
- My Baby's Gone

- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Roll Me, Baby
- Blue As I Can Be
- Bluebird Blues
10 inch LP

RCA 130-274 (Fr)
261962Hudba černého lidu (Black Folk Music)

LP 1: Blues
Ma Rainey
- Traveling Blues
Bessie Smithivá [sic]
- A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Match Box Blues

Tommy McClennan
- I'm A Guitar King
Bukka White
- Fixin' To Die Blues
Washboard Sam
- I've Been Treated Wrong
Red Willie Smith
- Salty Dog Blues

Huddie Ledbetter
- Leaving Blues
Sonny Terry
Memphis Slim
Jim Jam Band
Memphis Jug Band
The Mobile Strugglers
Orchestr Tommy Ladniera


LP 2: Hudba New Orleansu (New Orleans Music)
Billie PiercovŠ
Punch Miller
Louis Armstrong
Kid Clayton


Hovorí (announcements): Zdenek Štepánek & Jirí Šrámek
2 LP







Supraphon DV 15134 G
(Cz) [Folkways origin]
271965Bluebird Blues 1933-46

Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
- Mean Mistreater Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Blues
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine


Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues (tk 1)
- Brown Skin Girl
Sleepy John Estes
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
Arthur Crudup
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jersey Belle Blues
- Crowing Rooster Blues


reissue prod. by Brad McCuen
notes by Lawrence Cohn
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
RCA Victor LPV-518
= RCA RD-7786
281966Blues Roots / Mississippi

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

Robert Johnson
- I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
- Honeymoon Blues
Charlie McCoy
- That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away

Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Man
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Miss Louisa Blues
- Until My Love Come Down
compiled and annotated
by Samuel Charters

RBF RF 14

RBF discography

291967Down With The Game Vol. 1

Little Buddy Doyle
- Three-Sixty-Nine Blues
- Sweet Man Blues
Tommy Griffin
- Miserable Life Blues
Charley Jordan
- Cutting My A B C's
- Chifferobe
Little David
- Original Sweet Patunia (Patootie Blues)
- Standing By A Lampost
[sic]

Memphis Minnie
- Memphis Minnie-jitis Blues
- Frankie Jean ((That Trottin' Fool)

Robert Petway
- Boogie Woogie Woman
Bukka White
- When Can I Change My Clothes
- High Fever Blues
Joe Williams
- Please Don't Go
- Break 'Em On Down



Down With The Game D 200

Down With The Game
discography

301968Tommy McClennan: Cross Cut Saw Blues
(1939-1941)

- Baby Don't You Want To Go
- I'm Goin' Don't You Know
- She's Just Good Huggin' Size
- My Little Girl
- My Baby's Doggin' Me
- She's A Good Looking Mama
- New Sugar Mama
- Down To Skin And Bones Blues

- Katy Mae Blues
- Love With A Feeling
- Drop Down Mama
- Black Minnie
- Elsie Blues
- Cross Cut Saw Blues
- You Can't Read My Mind
- It's A Crying Pity



Roots RL-305

Roots discography


= Best of Blues BOB 16
(1989/90?) "Tommy
McClennan 1931-1941"

311968Down South 1927-1941
Louisiana - Mississippi - Alabama - Florida

Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Home Wreckin' Blues
Kid Cole
- Hard Hearted Mama Blues
- Niagra Fall Blues
Robert Johnson
- Milkcow's Calf Blues No. 2

Tommy McClennan
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
Fiddlin' Joe Martin - Son House - Willie Brown
- Fo' Clock Blues
Fiddlin' Joe - Willie Brown - Leroy Williams
- Going To Fishing

Barefoot Bill
- Big Rock Jail
Wiley Barner
- If You Want A Good Woman
Clifford Gibson
- Hard-Headed Woman Blues
- Levee Camp Moan
Jaybird Coleman
- Save Your Money
- Let These Women Go
- Man Trouble Blues
Tallahassee Tight
- Black Snake
Blind Blake
- Depression's Gone From Me Blues

Roots RL-313

Roots discography

321968Mississippi Blues Vol. 3 1928-1942

Arthur Petties
- Out On The Santa Fe Blues
Bo Carter
- I Want You To Know
Poor Boy Lofton
- Jake Leg Blues
- My Mean Baby Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Jail Bird Love Song
- Yodeling Fiddling Blues
Big Joe McCoy
- I'm Through With You
- When You Said Goodbye

Robert Johnson
- Drunken Hearted Man
Mr. Freddie Spruell
- Let's Go Riding
Robert Petway
- My Baby Left Me
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
- Stack O'Lee Blues
Mississippi Jook Band
- Dangerous Woman

Tommy McClennan
- Mozelle Blues
- Mr. So And So Blues


compiled and produced by Evelyn Sperker

Roots RL 314

Roots discography

331971Blues 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)

341975Bluebird Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Son Bonds
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
- Wild Cow Blues

Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Brown Skin Girl
- Bluebird Blues (tk 1)
Clifford Gibson
- She Rolls It Slow


Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Gonna Hit The Highway
Big Maceo
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump

Arthur "Big Boy"Crudup
- That's All Right
- Mean Old Frisco
- Rock Me Mama
Doctor Clayton
- Copper Colored Mama
Doctor Clayton's Buddy
- Nappy Head Woman
- Walking With The Blues
2 LP set

RCA RVC RA-9054/55 (Jp)
351975Tommy McClennan: Travelin' Highway Man

- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- New Shake 'Em On Down
- Bottle Up And Go
- Whiskey Head Woman
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome

- De'se My Blues
- Classy Mae Blues
- Travelin' Highway Man
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Roll Me, Baby
- I Love My Baby
- Sjake It Up And Go
- Blue As I Can Be

Flyright LP 112

Flyright discography

notes by Alan Balfour



= Travelin' Man TM-804
"Cotton Patch Blues"
(1984) [remastered]

notes by Ray Templeton

(=) Travelin' Man TMCD 06
(1990)

Travelin' Man
discography

361975Mississippi Blues In The 40s

Tommy McClennan
- New Shake 'Em On Down
- My Baby's Gone
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Roll Me, Baby
- Blue As I Can Be
Robert Lockwood
- Black Spider Blues
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby

Robert Lockwood
- Little Boy Blue
Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky
Robert Petway
- Ride 'Em On Down
- Left My Baby Crying
- Sleepy Woman Blues
- Bertha Lee Blues
- In The Evening


album conception by Toyo Nakamura
notes (in Japanese)
by Yasufumi Higuarsi

RCA RVC RA-5708 (Jp 1975)
371977The Blues

LP 1, side 1
Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues
Will Weldon
- I's Just A Bad Luck Man
Big Bill Broonzy
- Friendless Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A

Tommy McClennan
- Mozelle Blues
Johnny Temple
- Big Woman Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- When You Feel Low-Down
Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky

LP 1, side 2 [track sequence?]
Leroy Carr
- Rocks In My Bed
Walter Davis
Lil Green
- What Have I Done
Pete Johnson
- Cuttin' The Boogie
Robert Lockwood
- Black Spider Blues
Memphis Slim
- Caught The Old Coon At Last
Victoria Spivey
- Moaning The Blues
Washboard Sam
- She's Making A Fool Out Of Me
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Devil's Son-In-Law
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Jivin' The Blues
- My Black Name Blues
Jimmy Yancey
- Slow And Easy Blues

prod. by Jean-Paul Guitier
3 LP set
notes (in French)
by Michael Walter
(translated by
Don Waterhouse)



RCA PM 42039 (Fr)
381977Tommy McClennan: Mississippi Blues
Bluebird series No. 12

- New "Shake 'em On Down"
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- Katy Mae Blues
- Love With A Feeling
- Des'e My Blues

- Classy Mae Blues
- You Can't Read My Mind
- I'm A Guitar King
- Mozelle Blues
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Blue As I Can Be
- Bluebird Blues
notes by
Jacques Morgantini

RCA PM 42040 (Fr)
391978Let's Get Loose
Folk and Popular Blues Styles from the Beginning to the Eraly 1940s

Yank Rachell & Sonny Boy Williamson
- Peach Tree Blues
Pillie Browning
- Brownskin Woman
Johnson Boys
- Violin Blues
Modern Jazz Quartet of Norfolk
- What's The Matter Now
Buck Mountain Band
- Yodeling Blues
Hattie Hudson & Willie Tyson
- Doggone My Good Luck Soul
Clara Smith
- Let's Get Loose
George O'Connor
- Nigger Blues

Tyus & Tyus
- Dad's Old Mule
Rufus & Ben Quillan
- Keep It Clean
Leroy Carr
- Blue Night Blues
Walter Roland
- House Lady Blues
Wilbur "Joe" McCoy & Herb Morand
- I'm Cuttin' Out

Tommy McClennan
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson & Big Bill Broonzy
- Love Me Baby
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues


compiled by David Evans
notes by David Evans





New World 290
401979Blues Giants
Masters of Jazz Vol. 15

LP 1
- Southern Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Jasper's Gal - Memphis Slim
- Anytime Is The Right Time - Roosevelt Sykes

- New Shake 'Em On Down - Tommy McClennan
- Willow Tree Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Anna Lou Blues - Tampa Red
- Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
- Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo

- Early In The Morning - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Milk Cow Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Pleading Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Get Yourself Together - Lonnie Johnson
- Walkin' And Drinkin' - Roosevelt Sykes
- Evil Blues - Washboard Sam
- Let Me In Your Saddle - Walter Davis
- Key To The Highway - William 'Jazz' Gillum



LP 2
- Beer Drinking Woman - Memphis Slim
- Crawlin' Kingsnake - Big Joe Williams
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Louisiana Blues part 2 - Little Brother Montgomery
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Look On Yonder Blues - William 'Jazz' Gillum
- Coal And Iceman Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- My Stove Don't Work - Casey Bill Weldon

- Big Time Woman - Roosevelt Sykes

- Katy Mae Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Good Jelly - Big Bill Broonzy
- When Things Go Wrong With You - Tampa Red
- 'Way Down In Louisiana - Casey Bill Weldon
- Teasin' Brown Skin - Walter Davis
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Lazy Woman Blues - Lonnie Johnson
DLP







RCA CL 42858 (UK)
411983?Robert Petway:
Complete Recordings in Chronological Order (1941-42)


- Catfish Blues
- Ride 'Em On Down
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- My Little Girl
- Let Me Be Your Boss
- Left My Baby Crying
- Sleepy Woman Blues

- Don't Go Down Baby
- Bertha Lee Blues

- Boogie Woogie Woman
- Hollow Log Blues
- In The Evening
- My Baby Left Me
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
notes by Paul Oliver

Wolf WSE 108

BF10,28

421987Mississippi Country Blues, Vol. 2 (1938-1942)
"Delta Blues In Chicago"

Tommy McClennan
- Brown Skin Girl
- New Highway No. 51
- Whiskey Head Man
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
- I'm A Guitar King
- Mozelle Blues
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Bluebird Blues (tk 1)
John Henry Barbee
- Six Weeks Old Blues
- God Knows I Can't Help It

Willie "61" Blackwell
- She's Young And Wild
- Noiseless Motor Blues
- Don't Misuse Me, Baby
- Bald Eagle Blues
- Four O'Clock Flower Blues
- Chalk My To
- Machine Gun Blue
- Rampaw Street Blue
John Henry Barbee
- You'll Work Down To Me Someday
- Against My Will



Document DLP 520

Document discography

4319??Stompin' The Country Blues
Volume 22

Freddy King
- That's What You Think
Dennis McMillion
- Going Back Home
Harmonica Frank
- Rock A Little Baby
Jesse Belvin
- Goin' Away Baby

Tommy McClennan
- I Love My Baby
Albert & Charles
- Weird
Clifford King
- Chicken Shack Boogie
J&J Deuce
- Sweet Woman Blues

Clifford King
- Want To Jump With You Baby
Jesse Pipkin
- Work With It
Clear Waters
- Hillbilly Blues
Emright
- One Of These Days
Morris Pejoe
- Tired Of Crying Over You
Country Paul
- Sidewalk Boogie
Richard Bros
- Drunk Drivers Coming
Elmon Mickle
- Jackson Blues

Stompin' ST 122

Stompin' discography

441990Tommy McClennan: Travelin' Highway Man
1939 - 1942

- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- New Shake 'Em On Down
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Whiskey Head Woman
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Baby Please Don't Tell On Me
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- Des'e My Blues
- Classy Mae Blues
- Travelin' Highway Man
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Roll Me Baby
- I Love My Baby
- Shake It Up And Go
- Blue As I Can Be
- New Highway No 51
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Whiskey Head Man
- Boogie Woogie Woman
Travelin' Man TM-804

notes by Ray Templeton

Travelin' Man TMCD 06

Travelin' Man
discography

451991Mississippi Blues (1935-1951)
The Complete Recorded Works Of Otto Virgial, Robert Petway, Robert Lockwood

Robert Lockwood
- Black Spider Blues
- Dust My Broom
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby
- Little Boy Blue
- Take A Walk With Me
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues

- Boogie Woogie Woman
- Catfish Blues
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Don't Go Down Baby
- Hollow Log Blues
- In The Evening
- Left My Baby Crying
- Let Me Be Your Boss
- My Baby Left Me
- My Little Girl
- Ride 'Em On Down
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- Sleepy Woman Blues
Otto Virgial
- Bad Notion Blues
- Got The Blues About Rome
- Little Girl In Rome
- Seven Year Itch
notes by Alan Balfour

Wolf WBCD-005
46199?Mississippi Blues Vol. 3
Complete Recordings of Robert Petway, Mississippi Matilda & Sonny Boy Nelson

Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
- Ride 'em On Down
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- My Little Girl
- Let Me Be Your Boss
- Left My Baby Crying
- Sleepy Woman Blues
- Don't Go Down Baby
- Bertha Lee Blues

- Boogie Woogie Woman
- Hollow Log Blues
- In The Evening
- My Baby Left Me
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
Mississippi Matilda
- A & V Blues
- Hard Working Woman
- Happy Home Blues
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Long Tall Woman
- Low Down
- Lovin' Blues
- Street Walkin'
- If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving Baby
- Pony Blues
notes by Chris Smith

Document DOCD 5671
471997Tommy McClennan & Robert Petway:
A Guitar King 1939-1942


Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Whiskey Head Woman
- New "Shake 'Em On Down"
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me
- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- Katy Mae Blues
- Black Minnie
- Love With A Feeling
- Elsie Blues
- Cross Cut Saw Blues
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
- Travellin' Highway Man
- I'm A Guitar King
- I Love My Baby
- Mozelle Blues
- Bluebird Blues
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues

- Boogie Woogie Woman

EPM / Blues Collection
158702 (Fr)

BR120,28

481997Tommy McClennan: The Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942

disc 1
- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- New "Shake 'Em On Down"
- Bottle It Up and Go
- Whisky Head Woman
- Brown Skin Girl
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Baby Don't You Want To Go?
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me?
- I'm Going Don't You Know
- New Highway
- She's Just Good Huggin' Size
- My Little Girl
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- My Baby's Doggin' Me
- She's A Good Looking Mama
- Whiskey Head Man
- New Sugar Mama
- Down To Skin And Bones Blues
- Katy Mae Blues
- Love With A Feeling

disc 2
- Drop Down Mama
- Black Minnie
- Elsie Blues
- Des'e My Blues
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (alt. take)
- Cross Cut Saw Blues
- Classy Mae Blues
- You Can't Read My Mind
- Travelin' Highway Man
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
- I'm A Guitar King
- It's a Crying Pity
- Mozelle Blues
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Roll Me, Baby
- I Love My Baby
- Shake It Up And Go
- Blue As I Can Be
- Bluebird Blues (tk 2)
- Boogie Woogie Woman
2 CD set
notes by
Mary Katherine Aldin

RCA 0786367430-2
49199?Tommy McClennan:
The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1939-1940)


- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- New Shake 'Em On Down
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Whiskey Head Woman
- Brown Skin Girl
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Baby Don't You Want To Go
- Baby Please Don't Tell On Me
- I'm Going Don't You Know
- New Highway 51
- She's Just Good Huggin' Size
- My Little Girl
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- My Baby's Doggin' Me
- She's A Good Looking Mama
- Whiskey Head Man
- New Sugar Mama
- Down To Skin and Bones Blues
- Katy Mae Blues
- Love With A Feeling
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5669
50199?Tommy McClennan:
The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1940-1942)


- Drop Down Mama
- Black Minnie
- Elsie Blues
- Des'e My Blues
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (take 1)
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (take 2)
- Classy Mae Blues
- You Can't Read My Mind
- Travelin' Highway Man
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
- I'm A Guitar King
- It's A Crying Pity
- Mozelle Blues
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Roll Me, Baby
- I Love My Baby
- Shake It Up And Go
- Blues As I Can Be
- Bluebird Blues
- Bluebird Blues (take 2)
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5670
511998Too Late, Too Late Vol. 8

- Who Broke Lock - Unique Quartette
- Those Worrying Blues - Unknown Female Singer
- Mama Goes Where Papa Goes - Unknown Female Singer
- Ain't Trustin' Nobody No More - Billy Higgins & Alberta Perkins
- Nobody Else Can Take Your Place - Billy Higgins & Alberta Perkins
- Say Mister! Have You Met Rosie's Sister! - Missouri-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Quartette
- Medley OF Southern Songs - Missouri-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Quartette
- Curious Blues - Dorothy & Hezekiah Jenkins
- Miserable Blues - Dorothy & Hezekiah Jenkins
- Southern Shout (Take 2) - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Jail Break Blues - Texas Tommy
- Trinity River Bottom Blues - Texas Tommy
- If I Call You Mama [Victor 23400] - Luke Jordan
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell [Victor 23400] - Luke Jordan
- Stand By Me - Sister Clara Hudmon
- I Want To See Jesus - Sister Clara Hudmon
- Poor Jane Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Rollin' Dough Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Early In The Morning - Jazz Gillum
- Harmonica Stomp - Jazz Gillum
- Gone Dry Blues - Joshua White
- I See My Great MisTake (tk 2) - Memphis Slim
- Lend Me Your Love (tk 2) - Memphis Slim

- Cross Cut Saw Blues (tk 2) - Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues (tk 2) - Tommy McClennan



Document DOCD 5574
521999Broke, Black And Blue
An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities

disc 1
Up Country Blues
- Barrel House Blues - Ed Andrews
- Georgia Stockade Blues - Tom Delaney
- Sun Brimmers Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Goin' To Leave You Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- Dry Bone Shuffle - Blind Blake
- Up Country Blues - DeFord Bailey
- Dead Drunk Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - Long 'Cleve' Reed
- Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name - Barbecue Bob
- Bo Lita - Kid Brown
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home - William & Versey Smith
- Church Bells Blues - Luke Jordan
- Two Ways To Texas - Emery Glen
- It Won't Be Long Now - Barbecue Bob & Laughing Charley
- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Rock Island Blues - Lewis Black
- Midnight Blues - Bill Moore
- Fare Thee Blues - Johnnie Head
- My Monday Woman Blues - Jim Jackson
- What's The Matter Blues - Frank Stokes
- School Girl Blues - Rosie Mae Moore
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Left Alone Blues - Ishman Bracey
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- TC Johnson Blues - T. C. Johnson


disc 2
Broke & Hungry Blues
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacey
- No More Women Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- How Long, How Long Blues - Willie Jackson
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Chicken Wilson Blues - Chicken Wilson
- Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Broke And Hungry Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Funny Feathers - Victoria Spivey
- Pitchin' Boogie - William Ezell
- Mr- Devil Blues - Jed Davenport
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Weary Heart Blues - James Wiggins
- Poor Man Blues - Henry Townsend
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- Trinity River Blues - T-Bone Walker
- Heavy Suitcase Blues - Charley Taylor
- Traveling Mama Blues - Joe Calicott
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues - Garfield Akers
- Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins
- Walking Blues - Son House
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Long Ways from Home - Louise Johnson
- Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
- Good Boy Blues - Arthur Petties
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery


disc 3
Good Whiskey Blues
- Married Man Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
- Never Mind Blues - Georgia Boyd
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens) - Kokomo Arnold
- Little Leg Woman - Big Joe Williams
- That's What My Baby Likes - Bessie Jackson
- Good Whiskey Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Strut That Thing - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Teasin' Brown Blues - Louie Lasky
- Cold Blooded Murder, No.2 - Bumble Bee Slim
- Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ashes In My Whiskey - Walter Davis
- It's Cold in China Blues - The Mississippi Moaner
- Jockey Blues - Jazz Gillum
- Prisoner Blues - George Clarke
- Back Door Blues - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Hard Scufflin' Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Jersey Belle Blues - Lonnie Johnson

- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me - Tommy McClennan

disc 4
Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame
- East St.Louis Blues - Faber Smith, Jimmy Yancey
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Can't You Read - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Life Is Like That - Memphis Slim
- Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forrest City Joe
- Horse Shoe Boogie - Lee Brown
- Ruby Moore Blues - Lee Brown
- Low Land Blues - Lee Brown
- Round The World Blues - Lee Brown
- Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon
- Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon
- Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon
- I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon
- Chain Gang Blues - Johnny Temple
- Yum, Yum, Yum - Johnny Temple
- My Baby's Acting Funny - Jimmie Gordon
- It's Time To Go - Jimmie Gordon
- That Woman's A Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon
- Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon
- I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - Johnny Temple
- Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill - Johnny Temple
- Dixie Flyer - Johnny Temple
- Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out - Johnny Temple
- Rhythm Mama - Johnny Temple
- New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown


4 CD set,   40 page
booklet by Joop Visser





Proper CDBOX 7 (UK 1999)
532001Roots of Canned Heat

- Roll And Tumble Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Bullfrog Blues - William Harris
- Goin' Down Slow - St. Louis Jimmy Oden
- Catfish Blues - Robert Petway
- Dust My Broom - Robert Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Statesboro' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Turpentine Blues - Casey Bill Weldon

- Whiskey Head Man - Tommy McClennan
- Pony Blues - Charley Patton
- Squablin' Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
- It Hurts Me Too - Tampa Red
- Tell Me Man - Henry Sims
- Bulldoze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Two White Horses - Two Poor Boys
- Streamline Train - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Shake It, Break It - Charley Patton
- That's All Right Mama - Arthur Crudup
- 34 Blues - Charley Patton
- Future Blues - Willie Brown

Catfish CD 174
542003Tommy McClennan & Robert Petway:
Cotton Pickin' Blues


Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues

Tommy McClennan
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Whiskey Head Woman
Robert Petway
- Ride 'Em On Down

Tommy McClennan
- Cross Cut Saw Blues
Robert Petway
- Let Me Be Your Boss

Tommy McClennan
- Des'e My Blues
- Brown Skin Girl
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues

Tommy McClennan
- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- Classy Mae Blues
Robert Petway
- Boogie Woogie Woman

Tommy McClennan
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- New Shake 'em On Down
- My Little Girl
- It's A Crying Pity
- Travelin' Highway Man
Robert Petway
- In The Evening

Tommy McClennan
- Mozelle Blues
- Mr So And So Blues
- I'm A Guitar King
Robert Petway
- Rocking Chair Blues

Tommy McClennan
- New Highway No. 51 Blues
- Roll Me Baby



Acrobat CD 188
552004Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues

disc 3
Tommy McClennan
- You Can Mistreat Me Here
- New Shake 'Em On Down
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Whiskey Head Woman
- Brown Skin Girl
- Cotton Patch Blues
- Baby Don't You Want To Go
- Baby Please Don't Tell On Me
- I'm Going Don't You Know
- New Highway 51
- She's Just Good Huggin' Size
- My Little Girl
- My Baby's Gone
- It's Hard To Be Lonesome
- My Baby's Doggin' Me
- She's A Good Looking Mama
- Whiskey Head Man
- New Sugar Mama
- Down To Skin and Bones Blues
- Katy Mae Blues
- Love With A Feeling
- Drop Down Mama
- Black Minnie
- Elsie Blues
- Des'e My Blues

disc 4
Tommy McClennan
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (take 1)
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (take 2)
- Classy Mae Blues
- You Can't Read My Mind
- Travelin' Highway Man
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
- I'm A Guitar King
- It's A Crying Pity
- Mozelle Blues
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Mr. So And So Blues
- Roll Me, Baby
- I Love My Baby
- Shake It Up And Go
- Blues As I Can Be
- Bluebird Blues
- Bluebird Blues (take 2)
- Boogie Woogie Woman
Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
- Ride 'Em On Down
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- My Little Girl
- Let Me Be Your Boss
- Left My Baby Crying
- Sleepy Woman Blues
5 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7719


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- GŲrgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 557-558
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Document DOCD 5670

thanks to Alan Balfour [once again], Ulf Bergenblad, and Patrice Champarou for additional info / scans

1) "Tommy McClennan was born in Yazoo City in April of 1908, according to Big Bill Broonzy in his book "Big Bill Blues." However, McClennan's death certificate cites his birthplace as Durant (Holmes County) and the date as January 4, 1905." (source: www.msbluestrail.org)

 

from left: Elmore James, Sonnyboy Williamson, Tommy McClennan, Little Walter
Elmore James, Sonnyboy Williamson, Earl Phillips [not Tommy McClennan]***, Little Walter; Chicago prob. 1953
(photo Big Bill Broonzy, courtesy Yannick Bruynoghe; source: Soul Bag 1983)
*** as was found out by Scott Dirks asking Jody Williams (who was there when it happened ;-)

 

   
Paul Oliver: "Screening The Blues" (with accompanying LP CBS 63288)
have Tommy McClennan portrait on their covers

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