B L I N D   W I L L I E   M c T e l l; source: cover of Orbis BLU NC 043; click to enlarge !
source: cover of  Orbis BLU NC 043
Blind

Willie McTell
William Samuel McTell
b. William Samuel McTier, May 5, 1903 in Thomson, Georgia
d. August 19, 1959 in Milledgeville, Georgia
discography
This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Blind Willie McTell 78 rpm / EP / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11927Blind Willie McTell

- Stole Rider Blues (40309-2)
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (40311-2)

rec. October 21, 1927 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g



Victor 21124
21927Blind Willie McTell

- Writing Paper Blues (40308-1)
- Mamma, Tain't Long Fo' Day (40310-1)

rec. October 21, 1927 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g



Victor 21474
   

- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (40311-1)

rec. October 21, 1927 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
Victor unissued

RCA International
INT 1175 (US 1970)

Wolf WSE-102 (Austria 1982)

31928Blind Willie McTell

- Three Women Blues (47185-2)
- Statesboro Blues (47187-3)

rec. October 17, 1928 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Victor V38001
41928Blind Willie McTell

- Dark Night Blues (47186-1)
- Loving Talking Blues (47188-3)

rec. October 17, 1928 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g



Victor V38032
51929BLIND SAMMIE

- Atlanta Strut (149299-2) #
- Kind Mama (149319-2) *

# rec. October 30, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
* rec. October 31, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Columbia 14657-D
61929BLIND SAMMIE

- Travelin' Blues (149300-1)
- Come On Around To My House Mama (149302-2)

rec. October 30, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g



Columbia 14484-D
   

- Cigarette Blues (149301-1) #
- Real Jazz Mama (149318-1) *

# rec. October 30, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
* rec. October 31, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
Columbia unissued
71929Blind Willie McTell

- Drive Away Blues (56599-1) #
- Love Changing Blues (56635-1) *

# rec. November 26, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
* rec. November 29, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g



Victor V38580
81929Alfoncy and Bethenea Harris

- Teasing Brown (56597-1) #
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (56610-1) *

# rec. November 25, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Alfoncy Harris, Bethenea Harris, voc duet; William Shorter, bj; Blind Willie McTell, g
* rec. November 27, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Alfoncy Harris, Bethenea Harris, voc duet; Blind Willie McTell, g

Victor V38594
   

- Lucaloosa Blue Front Blues (56596-2) #
- Get Back Blues (56609-2) *
- What Do I Care? (56611-2) *
- Learn Something Blues (56612-2) *

# rec. November 25, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Alfoncy Harris, Bethenea Harris, voc duet; Alfoncy Harris, cl; William Shorter, bj; Blind Willie McTell, g
* rec. November 27, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Alfoncy Harris, Bethenea Harris, voc duet; Blind Willie McTell, g
Victor unissued
   

- Death Room Blues (56598-2) #
- Hard Working Mama (56600-2) #
- Blue Sea Blues (56631-2) *
- South Georgia Bound Blues (56632-2) *
- Mr. McTell's Sorrowful Moan (56633-2) *
- Weary-Hearted Blues (56634-2) *

# rec. November 26, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
* rec. November 29, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
Victor unissued
91930BLIND SAMMIE

- Talking To Myself (150257-2)
- Razor Ball (150258-2)

rec. April 17, 1930 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Columbia 14551-D
101931BLIND SAMMIE

- Southern Can Is Mine (151904-1)
- Broke Down Engine Blues (151905-1)

rec. October 23, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Columbia 14632-D
111931RUTH DAY

- Experiance Blues (15906-1)
- Painful Blues (151907-1)

rec. October 23, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc; Blind Willie McTell, g, sp

Columbia 14642-D
121931MARY WILLIS

- Rough Alley Blues (405004-1) #
- Low Down Blues (405086-1) *

# rec. October 23, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc; Blind Willie McTell, g, # voc
* rec. October 31, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc; Blind Willie McTell, g; Curley Weaver, g

OKeh 8921
131931GEORGIA BILL

- Low Rider's Blues (405084-1) #
- Georgia Rag (405085-1)

rec. October 31, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g, # sp

OKeh 8924
141931MARY WILLIS

- Talkin' To You Wimmin' About The Blues (405005-1) #
- Merciful Blues (405087-1) *

# rec. October 23, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc, Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
* rec. October 31, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc, Blind Willie McTell, g; Curley Weaver, 2nd g

OKeh 8932
151931GEORGIA BILL

- Stomp Down Rider (405002-1)
- Scarey Day Blues (405003-1)

rec. October 23, 1931 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

OKeh 8936
161932Ruby Glaze - Hot Shot Willie

- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You (71605- )
- Rollin' Mama Blues (71603- ) #

rec. February 22, 1932 in Atlanta, GA; Ruby Glaze [Kate McTell?] 1), Blind Willie McTell, voc duet; Blind Willie McTell, g; # poss. Ruby Glaze, g

1) in later interviews Kate McTell claims to have been "Ruby Glaze"; DIXON, GODRICH & RYE (1997): "It appears possible that Ruby Glaze is a pseudonym for Kate McTell."

Victor 23328

= Bluebird B5362


= Bluebird B6007 (as by
Ruby Glaze–Blind Willie)

= Sunrise S3443

171932Ruby Glaze - Hot Shot Willie

- Lonesome Day Blues (71604-1) #
- Searching The Desert For The Blues (71606-1)

rec. February 22, 1932 in Atlanta, GA; Ruby Glaze [Kate McTell?] 1), Blind Willie McTell, voc duet; Blind Willie McTell, g; # poss. Ruby Glaze, g

1) in later interviews Kate McTell claims to have been "Ruby Glaze"; DIXON, GODRICH & RYE (1997): "It appears possible that Ruby Glaze is a pseudonym for Kate McTell."

Victor 23353

= Bluebird B5391

   

- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave (14007- )
- It's Your Time To Worry (14009-2) #

# rec. September 14, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
Vocalion unissued

# JEMF JEMF-106 (1979)

181933Blind Willie

- Savannah Mama (14035-1) '
- B And O Blues No. 2 (14066-1) *

# rec. September 18, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
* rec. September 21, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g

Vocalion 02568
191933Blind Willie

- Broke Down Engine (14036-2) '
- Death Cell Blues (14049-1) *

# rec. September 18, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
* rec. September 19, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g

Vocalion 02577
201933Blind Willie

- Warm It Up To Me (14008-2) #
- Runnin' Me Crazy (14070-1) *

# rec. September 14, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, voc, g
* rec. September 21, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g



Vocalion 02595
211933Blind Willie

- It's A Good Little Thing (14010-1) #
- Southern Can Mama (14069-2) *

# rec. September 14, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, voc, g
* rec. September 21, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g

Vocalion 02622
221933Blind Willie and Partner

- Lord Have Mercy, If You Please (14027-1) #
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change (14034-1) *
rec. September 18, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, # g, * voc



Vocalion 02623
231933Blind Willie

- My Baby's Gone (14038-2) #
- Weary Hearted Blues (14067-1) *

# rec. September 18, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, voc, g
* rec. September 21, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g

Vocalion 02668
   

Broke Down Engine No. 2 (14037-1) #
Broke Down Engine No. 2 (14037-3) *

rec. September 18, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
Vocalion unissued

# Document DOCD-5411
* JEMF JEMF-106 (1979)

   

- Love-Makin' Mama (14045-1) *
- Love-Makin' Mama (14045-2) #
- Let Me Play With Your Yo-Yo (14046- ) ==
- Hard To Get (14047- ) ==
- Death Room Blues (14048-1) [] //
- Death Room Blues (14048-2) *
- Lord, Send Me An Angel (14050-1) * [] //
- Snatch That Thing (14059- )

rec. September 19, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
rec. September 19, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; == Buddy Moss or Curley Weaver, g
Vocalion unissued

# Document DOCD-5411
* JEMF JEMF-106 (1979)
[] Columbia C2K 53234
// Document DOCD-5321

   

- B And O Blues No. 2 (14066-2)
- Bell Street Lightnin' (14068-1)
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well) (14071-1)

rec. September 21, 1933 in New York City; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
Vocalion unissued

JEMF JEMF-106 (1979)

241935Curley Weaver

- Tricks Ain't Walking No More (C-9938-A)
- Early Morning Blues (C-9942-A)

rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Curley Weaver, voc, g; Blind Willie McTell, g

Curley Weaver discography


Decca 7077
251935Curley Weaver

- Sometime Mama (C-9939-B)
- Two-Faced Woman (C-9941-A) #

rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Curley Weaver, voc, g; # Blind Willie McTell, g

Curley Weaver discography


Champion 50065

= Decca 7906

261935Curley Weaver

- Oh Lawdy Mama (C-9940-A)
- Fried Pie Blues (C-9943-A)

rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Curley Weaver, voc, g; Blind Willie McTell, g

Curley Weaver discography


Champion 50077


= Decca 7664

271935BLIND WILLIE McTELL and KATE McTELL

- Bell Street Blues (C-9946-A) #
- Ticket Agent Blues (C-9954-A) *

# rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Curley Weaver, g
* rec. April 25, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Kate McTell, voc

Decca 7078
   

- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around (C-9936-A) #
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad (C-9937-A) *

rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Kate McTell, voc; Curley Weaver, g
Decca unissued

MCA 1368 (US 1983)

# MCA 3523 (Jp 1976)

* MCA 3530 (Jp 1976)

281935BLIND WILLIE McTELL and KATE McTELL

- Dying Gambler (C-9944-A)
- God Don't Like It (C-9945- )

rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Kate McTell, voc; Curley Weaver, g

Decca 7093
291935BLIND WILLIE McTELL and KATE McTELL

- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian (C-9934-A) #
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (C-9935-A, -B)

rec. April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; # Kate McTell, voc; Curley Weaver, g

Decca 7130
301935BLIND WILLIE McTELL

- Your Time To Worry (C-9957-A)
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues (C-9959-A)

rec. April 25, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Decca 7117
311935BLIND WILLIE McTELL

- Cold Winter Day (C-9956-A) #
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave (C-9952-A)

rec. April 25, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; # Curley Weaver, g



Decca 7810
   

- Death Room Blues (C-9953- ) ??
- Dying Doubter Blues (C-9955- ) ??
- Cooling Board Blues (C-9958-A) #

rec. April 25, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; # Curley Weaver, g; ?? Curley Weaver, g ??
Decca unissued

# MCA 3523 (Jp 1976)

# MCA 1368 (US 1983)

  Piano Red And Partner

- What Makes You Worry Me So? (AUG-114- )
- Pushing That Thing (AUG-115- )

rec. June 26, 1936 in Augusta, Ga.; Willie Perryman, voc, p; Blind Willie McTell, g
Vocalion unissued
  Blind Willie And Piano Red

- Married Life's A Pain (AUG-123- )

rec. June 26, 1936 in Augusta, Ga.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Willie Perryman, voc, p;
Vocalion unissued
  Blind Willie And Piano Red

- Undertaker's Blues (AUG-156- )
- Mama Keep Steppin' (AUG-157- )
- Maybe Some Day (AUG-158- )

rec. July 1, 1936 in Augusta, Ga.; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g; Willie Perryman, voc, p;
Vocalion unissued
   

- Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die (4069-B-1)
- Climbing High Mountains, Tryin' To Get Home (4069-B-2)
- Monologue On Accidents (4069-B-3)
- Boll Weevil (4070-A-1) #
- Delia (4070-A-2)
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues (4070-B-1)
- Will Fox (4070-B-2)
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan (4071-A-2)
- Monologue On Old Songs ; Old Time Religion, Amen (4071-B-2)
- Amazing Grace (4071-B-3)
- Monologue On The History Of The Blues (4072-A-1)
- Monologue On Life As Maker Of Records (4072-A-2)
- Monologue On Himself (4072-A-3)
- King Edward Blues (4072-B-1)
- Murderer's Home Blues (4072-B-2)
- Kill-it-kid Rag (4073-A-1)
- King Edward Blues (4073-B-1)
- Chainey (4073-B-1)
- I Got To Cross De River O' Jordan (4073-B-2)

rec. November 5, 1940 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, sp, g
Library of Congress

# Archive of Folk Song
AAFS L51 (1958) [excerpt]

Melodeon 7323 (1966)
Storyville 186 (1967)
RST BDCD 6001 (1990)

321949Curley Weaver

- My Baby's Gone (C2042)
- Ticket Agent (C2043)

rec. c.October 1949 at a studio on Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA; Curley Weaver, voc, g; Blind Willie McTell, g

Sittin' In With 547

Document 6014 (1990)

 1949Curley Weaver

- Some Rainy Day (J481)
- Trixie (J482)

rec. c.October 1949 at a studio on Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA; Curley Weaver, voc, g



Sittin' In With 646
331/1950BARRELHOUSE SAMMY (The Country Boy)

- Kill It Kid (A 320)
- Broke-Down Engine Blues (A 323)

rec. c. November 1949; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Atlantic 891
   

- The Razor Ball (A 321)
- Little Delia (A 322)
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues (A 324)
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (A 325)
- Blues Around Midnight (A 326)
- On The Cooling Board (A 327)
- Motherless Children Have A Hard Time (A 328)
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan (A 329)
- You Got To Die (A 330)
- Ain't It Grand To Live A Christian (A 331)
- Pearly Gates (A 332)
- Soon This Morning (A 333)
- Last Dime Blues (A 334)

rec. c. November 1949; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
Atlantic unissued

Atlantic SD-7224

341950BLIND WILLIE

- River Jordan (R1283)
- How About You (R1284)

rec. May 1950 [not c. November 19491)] in Atlanta, Ga. by Fred Mendelsohn; Willie Samuel McTell, voc, g

Regal 3260
[no copy ever been found]

Delmark DE-755 (2002)
Document 6014 (2008)

351950BLIND WILLIE

- It's My Desire (R1285)
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom (R1286)

rec. May 1950 [not c. November 19491)] in Atlanta, Ga. by Fred Mendelsohn; Willie Samuel McTell, voc, g





Regal 3272

Delmark DE-755 (2002)
Document 6014 (2008)

361950Pig 'N' Whistle Band

- Love Changing Blues (R1270-1) #
- Talkin' To You Mama (R1272-1)

rec. May 1950 [not c. November 19491)] in Atlanta, Ga. by Fred Mendelsohn; Willie Samuel McTell, voc, g; # Curley Weaver, voc, g

Regal 3277


Document 6014 (2008)

   

- Don't Forget It (R1266) #
- A To Z Blues (R1267) []
- Good Little Thing (R1268) #
- You Can't Get Stuff No More (R1269) #
- Savannah Mama (R1271-1) *
- East St. Louis (R1273-1) *
- Wee Midnight Hours (R1274-1) *
- Brown Skin Woman (R1275) == {}
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More (R1276) == []
- I Keep On Drinkin' (R1277) == {}
- Pal Of Mine - take 1 (R1278-1) *
- Pal Of Mine - take 2 (R1278) #
- Honey It Must Be Love (R1279) #
- Sending Up My Timber (R1280-1) #
- Sending Up My Timber (R1280-2) #
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please (R1281) #
- Trying To Get Home (R1282) #
- It's My Desire (alt take) //

rec. May 1950 [not c. November 19491)] in Atlanta, Ga. by Fred Mendelsohn; Willie Samuel McTell, voc (except ==), g; Curley Weaver, g, == voc
Regal unissued

[] Savoy 1600 (c.1960)
# Biograph 12008 (1969)
{} Biograph 12009 (1969)
* Biograph 12035 (1971)
// Delmark DE-755 (2002)

Document 6014 (2008)

   

- Baby, It Must Be Love #
- The Dying Crapshooter's Blues #
- Pal Of Mine #
- Don't Forget It #
- Kill It Kid #
- That Will Never Happen No More #
- My Blue Heaven
- Beedle Um Bum #
- A Married Man's A Fool #
- A To Z Blues #
- Goodbye Blues #
- Basin Street Blues
- Salty Dog #
- Wabash Cannonball #
- St. James Infirmary
- If I Had Wings
- instrumental blues
- Early Life #

additional tracks remaining unreleased (acc to GRAY 2007, p. 368):
- Warm Up
- More About Life
- Request for My Blue Heaven
- Some Talk About Drinking
- Talk About Salty Dog
- Talk About New Orleans
- Talk

rec. September 1956 in Atlanta by record store owner Ed Rhodes
# Bluesville 1040 (1962)

EP / LP / CD compilations
371957Blind Willie Johnson: His Story
Told, Annotated and Documented by Samuel B. Charters

- Remembrances
- Interview
- Angeline Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson
- If I Had My Way, I'd Tear That Building Down
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
- Jesus is Coming Soon
- Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Match Box Blues

Blind Willie (?) [McTell] and partner [Curley Weaver]
- It's A Good Little Thing [Vocalion 02622]
Blind Boy Fuller
- Little Woman You're So Sweet
click to enlarge!

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Folkways FG 3585


custom CD from
www.folkways.si.edu

381958John A. Lomax The Ballad Hunter Parts V and VI

Part V:
"Two Sailors: Sea Shanties and Canal Boat Ballads"
Excerpts from:
- Old Woman Under the Hill (Captain Pearl R. Nye)
- Haul Away My Rosy (John M. (Sailor Dad) Hunt)
- When Jones's Ale Was New (John M. (Sailor Dad) Hunt)
- Trip on the Canal (Captain Pearl R. Nye)
- Interview with Captain Pearl R. Nye
- Dark-Eyed Canaler (Captain Pearl R. Nye)
- Barbara Allen (Captain Pearl R. Nye)


Part VI:
"Boll Weevil: Songs about the Little Bug that Challenged King Cotton"
Excerpts from seven Boll Weevil songs sung by: Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Guthrie, John Lomax, Finous (Flatfoot) Rockmore, Willie George King, Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Vera Hall, and Blind Willie McTell (4070-A-1)

Parts V and VI of Lomax's 10 volume radio-lecture series commissioned by the Library of Congress in 1941

Library of Congress
Recording Laboratory
AAFS L51
(Archive of Folk Culture)
391959The Country Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Matchbox Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Careless Love
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
Peg Leg Howell
- Low Down Rounder's Blues

Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues [Victor V38001]
Memphis Jug Band
- Stealin' Stealin'
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
- Fixin' To Die
Tommy McClennan
- I'm A Guitar King
Robert Johnson
- Preachin' 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

401960The 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 [Vocalion 02622]
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 by Sam Charters

notes by Samuel B. Charters



RBF RF 202

2 LP set
RBF 202X (1964)

RBF discography


= XTRA 1035

= Fontana 982.099

411964Living With The Blues

Savoy MG-16000 / Realm/Oriole RM 209 / CBS 52209 tracks
(source: http://www.jazzdisco.org/savoy/14000-cat/a/#mg-16000):

Brownie McGhee (g, voc), Ernie Hayes (p), Roy Gaines, Carl Lynch, Al Lucas (b), Bobby Donaldson (d)
NYC, December 22, 1958
- Living With The Blues (SBM70332)
Memphis Minnie (g, voc), Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), unknown (d)
Chicago, IL, 1950
- Kidman Blues (1217)
John Lee Hooker (g, voc), Eddie Kirkland (g), unknown (b) unknown (d)
New Jersey, 1954
- When My Wife Quit Me
Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), unknown (d), St. Louis Jimmy (voc)
Chicago, IL, 1950
- Tryin' To Change My Ways
Pee Wee Hughes (hca, voc), unknown (g), unknown (d)
New Orleans, LA, 1949
- I'm A Country Boy (1012)
Curley Weaver (g, voc) a.o. same location, date
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More

Sunnyland Slim (p, voc), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (d), unknown (ts)
Chicago, IL, April 19, 1949? or 1951
- Orphan Boy Blues (R1513)
Dennis McMillon (g, voc)
Linden, NJ, 1950
- Poor Little Angel (AM1056)
Frank Edwards (voc, g, hca), Curley Weaver, g ("Atlanta, GA, 1950")
- Gotta Get A Gettin' [actually "Gotta Get Together"] [Regal unissued]

Peg [sic] N' Whistle Red (g, voc) (Willie McTell)
Atlanta, GA, 1949
- A To Z Blues (1267)
David Wylie (g, voc)
circa 1950???
- You're Gonna Weep And Moan (1263)
Papa Lightfoot
- That Mean Old Train


Savoy MG-16000 album cover by "Harvey"; prod. by Fred Mendelsohn

Muse MR 5212 / Tobacco Road B2537 tracks:
Frank Edwards
- Gotta Get A Gettin' [actually "Gotta Get Together"] [Regal unissued]

Pig N' Whistle Red (Willie McTell)
- A To Z Blues
Curley Weaver
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More
Dennis McMillan
- Poor Little Angel Girl
David Wylie
- You're Gonna Weep And Moan
John Lee Hooker
- When My Wife Quit Me

Memphis Minnie
- Kid Man Blues
Pee Wee Hughes
- I'm A Country Boy
Blind Billy Tate
- Cryin' In The Morning
St Louis Jimmy
- Trying To Change My Ways
Sunnyland Slim
- Orphan Boy Blues
Blind Billy Tate
- Ooh Wee Baby

reissue prepared and edited by Fred Seibert; cover photo and design by Ron Warwell; "Some compositions previously released on Savoy MG-16000"

Musidisc 30CV955 tracks:
Brownie McGhee
- Livin' With The Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Kid Man Blues
John Lee Hooker
- When My Wife Quit Me
St Louis Jimmy
- Trying To Change My Ways
Pee Wee Hughes
- I'm A Country Boy
Curley Weaver
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More

Sunnyland Slim
- Orphan Boy Blues
Dennis McMillan
- Poor Little Angel Girl
Frank Edwards
- Gotta Get A Gettin' [actually "Gotta Get Together"] [Regal unissued]

Peg [sic] n' Whistle Red (Willie McTell)
- A To Z Blues
David Wylie
- You're Gonna Weep And Moan
Papa Lightfoot
- That Mean Old Train


Musidisc 30CV955 cover photo (John Lee Hooker) by J.P. Leloir

notes by Fred Mendelsohn





Savoy MG 16000

notes by Chris Whent



= Realm/Oriole RM 209
(1964)
"Livin' With The Blues"

notes by Chris Whent



= CBS 52209
CBS Realm Jazz series
"Livin' With The Blues"

notes by Ed Salamon



= Muse MR 5212
"Cryin' In The Morning"


= Tobacco Road B/2537
(Germany 1976?)
"What Is The Thing Called
Blues?"
(American Jazz &
Blues History Vol. 37)


= Happy Bird B 90084
(Germany 1979)
"Cryin' In The Morning"


= Muse MR 5212
(Australia 1981)
"Cryin' In The Morning"



click to read liner notes !
= Musidisc 30CV955 (Fr)
"Living With The Blues"

42196?The Country Blues Volume 2
Compiled and Edited by Samuel Charters

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

"Georgia Bill"
- Scarey Day Blues [OKeh 8936]
Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues

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

RBF 9

RBF discography

431963Kings Of The Twelve String

Blind Willie McTell
- Dark Night Blues [Victor V38032]
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You [Victor 23328]
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian [Decca 7130]
- Loving Talking Blues [Victor V38032]
Seth Richard
- Skoodeldum Doo
- Lonely Seth Blues
Willie Baker
- No No Blues

Barbecue Bob
- How Long Pretty Mama
- Barbecue Blues
George Carter
- Ghost Woman Blues
- Weeping Willow Woman [real title: Weeping Willow Blues]

Charlie Turner ["Winston Holmes & Charlie Turner"]
- Kansas City Dog Walk
Charlie Lincoln [real name: Charlie Hicks]

- Depot Blues
- Mama Don't Rush Me

presented by Robin L. Gosden, Simon A. Napier and Bruce Bastin


Piedmont PLP 13159 (1963)


= Gryphon GLP 13159 (196?)
= Chesapeake CLP 13159




= Flyright LP 101 (1973)


= Flyright LP 101 (1978)

Flyright discography

441961Blind Willie McTell: Last Session

- Baby, It Must Be Love
- The Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Don't Forget It
- Kill It Kid
- That Will Never Happen No More
- Goodbye Blues

- Salty Dog
- Early Life
- Beedle Um Bum
- A Married Man's A Fool
- A To Z Blues
- Wabash Cannonball
- Pal Of Mine

CD bonus tracks:
- Kill It Kid [Atlantic 891]
- Broke-Down Engine Blues [Atlantic 891]

unissued tracks:
- My Blue Heaven
- Basin Street Blues
- St. James Infirmary
- If I Had Wings
- instrumental blues

additional tracks remaining unreleased (acc to GRAY 2007, p. 368):
- Warm Up
- More About Life
- Request for My Blue Heaven
- Some Talk About Drinking
- Talk About Salty Dog
- Talk About New Orleans
- Talk

rec. September 1956 in Atlanta's Peachtree Street by record store owner Ed Rhodes

notes by Samuel B. Charters
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1040 (US 1961)

notes by Samuel B. Charters



= Prestige PR 7809 (US 1966)

click to enlarge !
= Transatlantic PR 1040
(UK 1966)

click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-517-2 (1992)

notes by Peter Eden



= Blue Planet BPLP 1003

451962Memphis Slim / Tampa Red / Lonnie Johnson: Bawdy Blues

Memphis Slim
- Sweet Root Man
Tampa Red
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle
Victoria Spivey
- I'm A Red Hot Mama
Lonnie Johnson
- Jelly Roll Baker
Memphis Slim
- Churning Man Blues
Pink Anderson
- Try Some Of That

Memphis Slim
- Steady Rollin' Blues
Tampa Red
- Jelly Whipping Blues
Victoria Spivey
- That Man
Memphis Willie B.
- Car Machine Blues
Memphis Slim
- If You See Kay

Blind Willie McTell
- Beedle Um Bum [Bluesville 1040]
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1055

= OBCCD-544 (1992)

461964Country Blues & Gospel
Willie Lofton
- Dark Road Blues

Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues [Victor 23353]
Jaybird Coleman

Blind Willie Davis
- Rock Of Ages
The Guitar Evangelist
- Death Is Only A Dream
Blind Willie Johnson
- Jesus Goin' To Make Up My Dyin' Bed
7 inch EP, 33 1/3 rpm


Heritage H-302

Heritage discography

471965Bluebird Blues 1933-46

Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues [Victor 23353]
- Searching The Desert For The Blues [Victor 23353]
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
- 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
481966The Atlanta Blues

Barbecue Bob
- Motherless Child Blues
- She's Gone Blues
- Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name
Lonnie Coleman
- Old Rock Island Blues
Tampa Red
- Boogie Woogie Dance

Blind Willie McTell
- Death Cell Blues [Vocalion 02577]
- Broke Down Engine [Vocalion 02577]

Charlie Lincoln
- Country Breakdown
- Mojoe Blues
Peg Leg Howell
- Please Ma'am
Peg Leg Howell And His Gang
- Beaver Slide Rag
Alec Johnson
- Sundown Blues
Buddy Moss
- Hard Road Blues
- Daddy Don't Care
compiled and annotated
by Samuel Charters



RBF RF15

RBF discography

491966Blind Willie McTell: 1940
The Legendary Library of Congress Session

- Chainey
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill-It-Kid Rag
- I Got To Cross De River O' Jordan
- monologue on history of the blues
- monologue on old songs; Old Time Religion, Amen

- Will Fox
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Amazing Grace
- monologue on accidents
- Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die;
  Climbing High Mountains, Tryin' To Get Home
- King Edward Blues
- Delia
- Boll Weevil
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
notes by
Richard Spottswood
and John A. Lomax





Melodeon MLP 7323 (1966)

Melodeon discography




= Storyville SLP 186 (1967)




= Storyville 670.186

Storyville discography


= Blue Moon BMLP 1.049
(198?)

RST BDCD 6001 (1990)

501966Blues Classics Volume 3

Lonnie Coleman
- Old Rock Island Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Little Boy Blue
Wright Holmes
- Alley Blues
The Delta Boys
- You Shouldn't Say That
- Black Gal Swing
Barbeque Bob
- Ease It To Me Blues
Walter Roland
- 45 Pistol Blues
- Every Morning Blues

Willie McTell
- Kill It Kid [Atlantic 891]

Kid Stormy Weather
- Short Haired Blues
Casey Bill
-WPA Blues
Harmonika Frank
- Tom Cat Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Bumble Bee Blues
Black Boy Shine
- Sugarland Blues
Son Bond
- 80 Highway

Willie McTell
- Broke Down Engine [Atlantic 891]

Blues Classics BC 7


Blues Classics discography

511968Blind Willie McTell 1927-1933
The Early Years

- Broke Down Engine Blues [Columbia 14632-D]
- Mama 'Tain't Long 'Fore Day [Victor 21474]
- Georgia Rag [OKeh 8924]
- Love Changing Blues [Victor V38580]
- Statesboro Blues [Victor V38001]
- Stomp Down Rider [OKeh 8936]

- Travelin' Blues [Columbia 14484-D]
- Drive Away Blues [Victor V38580]
- Warm It Up To Me [Vocalion 02595]
- Three Women Blues [Victor V38001]
- Writing Paper Blues [Victor 21474]
- Southern Can Is Mine [Columbia 14632-D]
- Talkin' To Myself [Columbia 14551-D]
click to enlarge!
Belzona L 1005 (US 1968)

notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo L 1005 (US 1968)

Yazoo discography

521968Blues From Georgia 1926-1931

Barbecue Bob
- Cold Wave Blues
- Beggin' For Love
- Jesus' Blood Can Make Me Whole
Charlie Lincoln
- Ugly Papa
- If It Looks Like Jelly
- Chain Gang Trouble
- Hard Luck Blues
- Gamblin' Charley


Blind Willie McTell
- Stole Rider Blues [Victor 21124]
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues [Victor 21124]
- Low Rider's Blues [OKeh 8924]
Peg Leg Howell
- Rock And Gravel Blues
- Walkin' Blues
- Turtle Dove Blues
- Fo' Day Blues
- New Prison Blues



Roots RL-309

Roots discography

531969Georgia Guitar 1927-38

Kokomo Arnold
- Going Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me)
- Something's Hot
Barbecue Bob
- It Just Won't Hay
- It's Just Too Bad
Fred McMullen
- Poor Stranger Blues

Blind Willie McTell
- It's A Good Little Thing [Vocalion 02622]
Buddy Moss
- Cold Country Blues
- My Baby Don't Pay Me No Mind
- Stop Hanging Around
Tampa Red
- Sugar Mama Blues no. 2
- Black Angel Blues
Curley Weaver
- No No Blues
Sylvester Weaver
- Penitentiary Bound Blues
- Devil Blues
- Black Spider Blues

"Kokomo Records produced by Ted Griffiths & Trev Huyton"


Kokomo K-1004

Kokomo discography

541969Blind Willie McTell 1949:
Trying To Get Home


- Hide Me In Thy Bosom [Regal 3272]
- Honey It Must Be Love [R1279, Regal unissued]
- Sending Up My Timber [R1280-1, Regal unissued]
- Sending Up My Timber [R1280-2, Regal unissued]
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please [R1281, Regal unissued]
- It's My Desire [Regal 3272]

- Trying To Get Home [R1282, Regal unissued]
- Don't Forget It [R1266, Regal unissued]
- Good Little Thing [R1268, Regal unissued]
- You Can't Get Stuff No More [R1269, Regal unissued]
- Pal Of Mine - take 2 [R1278, Regal unissued]

rec. May 1950 [not c. November 1949] in Atlanta, Ga.
notes by Chris Albertson



Biograph BLP-12008

Biograph discography

551969Sugar Mama Blues
1949 Postwar Blues

David Wylie (Little David)
- Baby, You Don't Mean Me No Good
- Baby, You're Gonna Change Your Mind
- Shackles Around My Body
Frank Edwards
- Love My Baby ((R-1264) *
Pee Wee Hughes
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Santa Fe Blues
- Shreveport Blues


Curley Weaver
- Brown Skin Woman
- I Keep On Drinkin'
Dennis McMillan
- Woke Up One Morning (tk. 1)
- Woke Up One Morning, (tk. 2)
- Poor Little Angel Girl
- Paper Wooden Daddy (tk. 1)
- Paper Wooden Daddy (tk. 2)



Biograph BLP 12009

Biograph discography

561969Blind Willie McTell: King Of The Georgia Blues Singers   (1929-1935)

- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Razor Ball
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change?
- My Baby's Gone
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Runnin' Me Crazy

- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry



Roots RL-324

Roots discography

571969Masters Of The Blues   1928-1940

Robert Johnson (recorded Dallas, June 20, 1937)
- Little Queen Of Spades
- Love In Vain Blues

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

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



Historical HLP-31

Historical discography

581969The Story Of The Blues

Fra-Fra Tribesmen
- Yarum Praise Songs
Mississippi John Hurt
- Stack O' Lee Blues

Blind Willie McTell
- Travelin' Blues
Charley Patton
- Stone Pony Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Black Snake Moan
Leadbelly
- Pig Meat Papa
Texas Alexander
- Broken Yo-yo
Peg Leg Howell
- Broke And Hungry Blues
Barbecue Bob
- It Won't Be Long Now
Henry Williams
- Georgia Crawl
Mississippi Jook Band
- Dangerous Woman
Memphis Jug Band
- Gator Wobble
Bessie Smith
- In The House Blues
Lillian Glinn
- Shake It Down
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill
- Pratt City Blues
Butterbeans And Susie
- What It Takes To Bring You Back (Mama Keeps It All The Time)


Leroy Carr
- Midnight Hour Blues
Faber Smith
- East St Louis Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Good Whiskey Blues
Casey Bill
- W.P.A. Blues
Bo Carter
- Sorry Feeling Blues
Robert Johnson
- Little Queen Of Spades
Bukka White
- Parchman Farm Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Me And My Chauffeur Blues

Blind Boy Fuller
- I Want Some Of Your Pie
Brownie McGhee
- Million Lonesome Woman
Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Moan
Big Bill Broonzy
- All By Myself
Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete
Otis Spann
- Bloody Murder
Elmore James
- Sunnyland
Johnny Shines
- I Don't Know
DLP
comp. by Paul Oliver



CBS 22135
591969?The East Coast States   Vol. 2   (1924-1938)
Georgia - Carolinas - Virginia

Sylvester Weaver
- I'm Busy And You Can't Come In
- Guitar Rag
Curley Weaver
- Oh Lawdy Mama
- Fried Pie Blues

Blind Willie McTell
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
Julius Daniels & Bubba Lee Torrence
- I'm Gonna Tell God How You Doin'
- My Mamma Was A Sailor
Willie Baker
- Bad Luck Moan

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



Roots RL 326

Roots discography

601970Travellin' This Lonesome Road
An Anthology Of The Victor/Bluebird Catalogues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean #

Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues [40311-1, Victor unissued]
Memphis Jug Band
- She Stays Out All Night Long
James Rachel
- Sweet Mama
Clifford Gibson
- Jive Me Blues
- She Rolls It Slow
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pretty Mama Blues

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

# previously unissued first takes

notes by Neil Slaven


click to read liner notes !
RCA International (Camden)
INT 1175
= RCA 731.046
611971Blind Willie McTell & Memphis Minnie:
Love Changin' Blues


Blind Willie McTell
- Love Changing Blues [Regal 3277] #
- Savannah Mama [R1271-1, Regal unissued] #
- Talkin' To You Mama [Regal 3277] #
- East St. Louis [R1273-1, Regal unissued] #
- Wee Midnight Hours [R1274-1, Regal unissued] #
- Pal Of Mine - take 1 [R1278-1, Regal unissued] #

Memphis Minnie
- Down Home Girl (R1214-1) *
- Night Watchman Blues - take 1 (R1215-1) *
- Night Watchman Blues - take 2 (R1215-2) *
- Why Did I Make You Cry (R1216-1) *
- Kid Man Blues (R1217-2) *
Jimmy Rogers
- Ludella (R1218-2) []


# rec. c. August 1949 in Atlanta (Regal)
* rec. 1949/1950 in Chicago (Regal)
[] rec. 1949 in Chicago (Regal)
notes by Don Kent





Biograph BLP-12035

= Blue Moon 1.073
(UK 1989)

(=) Biograph BCD 124

Biograph discography

621971Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn

Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers (featuring Frankie Half-Pint Jaxon and Punch Miller)
- Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn
- She's Coming 'Round The Mountain
Blind Willie Johnson
- The Soul Of A Man
- Take Your Stand
Blind Mamie Forehand & A.C. Forehand
- Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All
- Mothers Prayer
- I'm So Glad Today, Today
Laura Henton
- He's Coming Soon


Blind Willie McTell
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
Arizona Dranes
- He Is My Story
- I Shall Wear A Crown
Edward W. Clayborn
- Jesus Will Make It Allright
Rooseveldt Graves & Brother
- I'll Be Rested (When The Roll Is Called)
- Wake Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
notes by
Richard K. Spottswood
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
Historical HLP-34

Historical discography

631971Blues 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)

641972Blind Willie McTell: Atlanta Twelve String

- Kill It Kid [Atlantic 891]
- The Razor Ball [A 321, Atlantic unissued]
- Little Delia [A 322, Atlantic unissued]
- Broke Down Engine Blues [Atlantic 891]
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues [A 324, Atlantic unissued]
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie [A 325, Atlantic unissued]
- Blues Around Midnight [A 326, Atlantic unissued]
- Last Dime Blues [A 334, Atlantic unissued]

- On The Cooling Board [A 327, Atlantic unissued]
- Motherless Children Have A Hard Time [A 328, Atlantic unissued]
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan [A 329, Atlantic unissued]
- You Got To Die [A 330, Atlantic unissued]
- Ain't It Grand To Live A Christian [A 331, Atlantic unissued]
- Pearly Gates [A 332, Atlantic unissued]
- Soon This Morning [A 333, Atlantic unissued]

rec. c. November 1949 in Atlanta, GA; prod. by Ahmet Ertegun & Herb Abramson; album research & compilation: Pete Lowry & Ilhan Mimaroglu; series concept: Pete Lowry

notes by Simon A. Napier



Atlantic SD 7224


= Atlantic CD 82366 (1992)

651972The World's Rarest Country Blues Records

Blind Willie McTell
- B And O Blues No 2 (New York Sep. 21 1933)
King Solomon Hill
- Down On My Bended Knee (Grafton, Wis. c. Jan 1932)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Disgusted Blues (Chicago, Ill. c. Jan 1929)
- The Cheaters Spell (Richmond Ind. Sep 24 1929)
Sluefoot Joe
- She's A Fool (Long Island City, N.Y. Apr 1929)
- House Top Blues (Long Island City, N.Y. Apr 1929)
Jaybird Coleman
- Trunk Busted Suitcase Full Of Holes (Birmingham Alabama c. Aug. 1927)
Ruby Paul
- Last Farewell Blues (Chicago, Ill. Dec. 1927)
Blind Willie Davis
- Trust In God And Do Right. Grafton Wis. c. Jan 1930)

William Harris
- Electric Chair Blues
- Kansas City Blues (Richmond Ind. Oct. 9th 1928)
Geeshie Wiley
- Last Kind Words Blues
- Skinny Leg Blues (Grafton, Wis. c. April 1930)
Skip James
- Hard-Luck Child
- 4 O'Clock Blues (Grafton Wis. c. Feb. 1931)
Charley Patton
- Circle Round The Moon
- Magnolia Blues
- Mean Black Cat Blues (Grafton Wis. Nov. 1929)

Strictly limited edition (150 Copies). Plain white cover white Separate Typed Listing Sheet.
Note: "Every title presented on this lp has been dubbed from the only copy known to exist in the world. The makers have done their best to make these extremely rare and worn out 78's audible!"


For Specialists Only FSO-001
(Austria [Roots])
661973Blind Willie McTell: Death Cell Blues
1929 - 1933

- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Kind Mama
- Talkin' To Myself
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues

- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Warm It Up To Me
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Death Cell Blues
- Southern Can Mama

notes by Anonymous
(transmitted from Melodeon 7323)







Biograph BLP-C14

Biograph discography

671974Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935
Doin' That Atlanta Strut

- Ticket Agent Blues
- B & O Blues No. 2
- It's A Good Little Thing
- Cold Winter Day 0
- Kind Mama
- Experience Blues (Ruth Day, voc)
- Southern Can Mama

- My Baby's Gone
- Painful Blues (Ruth Day, voc)
- Razor Ball
- Stole Rider Blues
- God Don't Like It
- Scarey Day Blues
- Atlanta Strut
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo L 1037

Yazoo discography

681974Rough Alley Blues
Blues from Georgia 1924-1931

Mary Willis & B. W. McTell
- Rough Alley Blues
Ed Andrews
- Time Ain't Gonna Make Me Stay
Sylvester Weaver
- Chittlin Rag Blues
Bert Bilbro
- C. & N. W. Blues
Irene Scruggs
- Itching Heel Blues
Wash Board Walter (Taylor) & John Byrd
- Disconnected Mama
Andrew & Jim Baxter
- Forty Drops
Walter Beasley
- Toad Frog Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- Rock Pile Blues
Sloppy Henry
- Canned Heat Blues
Barbecue Bob
- California Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohana Blues

Mary Willis & B. W. McTell
- Low Down Blues
Ed Andrews
- Barrelhouse Blues
Walter Beasley
- Georgia Skin
Leola B. Wilson
- Ashley St. Blues

prod. by Yngve Nordström

notes by Bengt Olsson





Magnolia MLP 502 (Sw)

Magnolia discography

691975Bluebird 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
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)
701975The Blues Box - Country Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Baby Doo
Black Ace
Scrapper Blackwell
Son Bonds
Bumble Bee Slim
Walter Coleman
Blind Teddy Darby
- The Girl I Left Behind
Cow Cow Davenport
Big Boy Teddy Edwards
Blind Boy Fuller
Bill Gaither
Gene Gilmore
Jimmie Gordon
Lee Green
Harlem Hamfats
Honey Hill
Frank James
Lonnie Johnson
Mary Johnson
Charlie McCoy
Kansas Joe McCoy
Robert Lee McCoy
Charlie McFadden
Barrel House Buck McFarland
Arthur McKay

Blind Willie McTell
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Ticket Agent Blues
Alice Moore
- Telephone Blues
Shorty Bob Parker
Charlie Pickett
Red Nelson
Sloke and Ike
Johnnie Strauss
Roosevelt Sykes
Johnny Temple
Curley Weaver
Peetie Wheatstraw
Georgia White
Oscar Woods

coll. by Robert "Bob" Hertwig (TELDEC product manager); liner notes (in German and English) by Robert Hertwig

4 LP set



MCA Coral 6.30106 (G)
= 6.30106 FK
= RCOX 7526/1-4

= MCA Coral 82.024 (G)

(=) Bob CD 203 (2006)

711976Maple Leaf Rag
Ragtime in Rural America

Dallas String Band
- Dallas Rag
Blind Blake
- Southern Rag
Sugar Underwood
- Dew Drop Alley
Blind Boy Fuller
- Piccolo Rag
Cow Cow Davenport
- Atlanta Rag

Blind Willie McTell
- Kill-It-Kid
Bunk Johnson and his Band
- The Entertainer
Rev. Gary Davis
- Maple Leaf Rag

Jimmie Tarlton
- Mexican Rag
Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers
- Hawkins Rag
Roy Harvey and Jess Johnson
- Guitar Rag
Spooney Five
- Chinese Rag
Bill Boyd and his Cowboy Ramblers
- Barn Dance Rag
China Poplin
- Sunter Rag / Steel Guitar Rag
Merle Travis
- Cannon Ball Rag / Bugle Call Rag
notes by Larry Cohn



New World 235
721976Blind Boy Fuller / Blind Willie McTell

Blind Boy Fuller
- If You See My Pigmeat
- Stingy Mama
- You Never Can Tell
- Put You Back In The Jail
- Walking And Looking Blues
- Where My Woman Usta Lay
- Working Man Blues


Blind Willie McTell
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues [Decca unissued]
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You 'Round [Decca unissued]

MCA 3523 (Jp)
731976Gospel Music Vol. 1 (1926-1940)

- God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From The Tares - Blind Joe Taggart
- When I Stand Before The King - Blind Joe Taggart & Bertha Taggart
- The Gospel Train Is Coming - Edward W. Clayburn
- You Enemy Cannot Harm You - Edward W. Clayburn

- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad - Blind Willie McTell & Kate McTell [Decca unissued]
- Ain't That News? - Son Bonds & Hammie Nixon
- Give Me That Old Time Religion - Son Bonds

- Downfall Of Nebuchadnezzar - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- When The Evening Sun Goes Down - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- Amaging Grace - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- If I Have To Run - Charles Beck
- Death Train Is Coming - Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Jesus Is Making Up My Dying Bed - Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Pure Religion - Norfolk Jubilee Quartet



MCA 3530 (Jp)
73a197?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
click to enlarge !
Albatros VPA 8437
= VC 4934 (cassette)

Albatros discography

741979Atlanta Blues 1933
A Collection Of Previously Unissued Recordings

Georgia Browns
- Next Door Man

Blind Willie McTell and Curley Weaver
- It's Your Time To Worry
Curley Weaver and Blind Willie McTell
- You Was Born To Die
Curley Weaver and Buddy Moss
- Dirty Mistreater
Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver
- Back To My Used To Be
- Can't Use You No More

Blind Willie McTell
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- Love Makin' Mama

Blind Willie McTell and Curley Weaver
- Death Room Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Lord, Send Me An Angel
Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
Curley Weaver and Buddy Moss
- Empty Room Blues
Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver
- Some Lonesome Day

Blind Willie McTell and Curley Weaver
- B And O Blues No. 2
- Bell Street Lightnin'
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
notes by Bruce Bastin
& David Evans



JEMF 106

JEMF discography

751979Straight And Gay

Victoria Spivey And Lonnie Johnson
- Toothache Blues
Maggie Jones
- Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage
Lil Johnson
- Take Your Hand Off It
Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band
- I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted
Sippie Wallace
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman
Mae Glover
- Gas Man Blues
Victoria Spivey
- Black Snake Blues
Blanch Calloway And Her Joy Boys
- I Got What It Takes

The Hokum Boys
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing
Charlie Jackson
- Shave Em Dry
Pinewood Tom
- Sissy Man
Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band
- Sissy Blues
Monette Moore And Her Swing Shop Boys
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed

Ruby Glaze And Blind Willie McTell
- Rollin' Mama Blues
Ruth Ladson And Three Shadows
- Windy City Blues
Lucille Bogan
- Stew Meat Blues

Stash St-118

Stash discography

761979?The Roots Of Rock

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
- When The Levee Breaks
Charley Patton
- A Spoonful Blues
Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down
Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Bo Carter
- Corrine Corrine.
Blind Blake
- Diddie Wa Diddie

Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues

Henry Thomas
- Bull Doze Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Blind Blake
- That Will Never Happen No More
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
notes by Steve Calt
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Yazoo 1063

click to enlarge !
Yazoo CD 1063 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

771982Blind Willie McTell: 1927–1949 The Remaining Titles

- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues

- Broke Down Engine
- Death Cell Blues
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You 'Round
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
- A To Z Blues







Wolf WSE 102
781983Blind Willie McTell: Blues In The Dark

- Let Me Play With Your Yo-Yo
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- Cooling Board Blues
- Dying Gambler

- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
- I Got Religion
- I'm So Glad
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Round
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Bell Street Blues

"transferred from the original 78 rpm Decca metal parts"

notes by Richard James Hite

MCA MCA-1368 (US)
(Jazz Heritage Series)

In 1983 Bob Dylan recorded "(Nobody Can Sing The Blues Like) Blind Willie McTell" for his album "Infidels".
It hasn't been officially released until 1991 ("The Bootleg Series 1-3")
791985Georgia Blues 1924-1935
The Complete Recordings in Chronological Order of Ed Andrews, Emery Glen, George Carter, Blind Gussie Nesbit, plus alternative takes by Babecue Bob and Blind Willie McTell, and the Remaining Titles of Sylvester Weaver

Ed Andrews
- Barrel House Blues
- Time Ain't Gonna Make Me Blue
Sylvester Weaver
- Weaver's Blues
- Mixing The Up In C

Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
Emery Glen
- Back Door Blues
- Two Ways To Texas
- Fifth Street Blues
- Blue Blazes Blues

George Carter
- Rising River Blues
- Hot Jelly Roll Blues
- Weeping Willow Blues
- Ghost Woman Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Chocolate To The Bone
Blind Gussie Nesbit - Pure Religion
- Canaan Land
- Motherless Children
- I'll Just Stand And Wring My Hands And Cry



HK 4005

HK discography

801986Atlantic Blues: Guitar

- Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell
- Shake 'Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- My Baby Don't Love Me - John Lee Hooker
- Guitar Lovin' Man - John Lee Hooker *
- Tall Pretty Woman - Sticks McGhee
- The Blues Rock - Texas Johnny Brown

- There Goes The Blues - Texas Johnny Brown
- Bongo Boogie - Texas Johnny Brown
- Two Bones And A Pick - T-Bone Walker
- Mean Ol' World - T-Bone Walker *
- Let Me Know - Chuck Norris
- It Hurts To Love Someone - Guitar Slim *


- Down Through The Years - Guitar Slim
- Okie Dokie Stomp - Cornell Dupree
- Blue Nocturne - Cornell Dupree *
- TV Mama - Big Joe Turner
- Reconsider Baby - Al King
- Midnight Midnight - Mickey Baker

- I Smell Trouble - Ike & Tina Turner
- Why I Sing The Blues - B.B. King
- Crosscut Saw - Albert King
- Angels Of Mercy - Albert King *
- Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King #
- Can't Be Satisfied - John Hammond, Jr. *
- Shake For Me - John Hammond, Jr. #
- Flood Down In Texas - Stevie Ray Vaughan

* not included on CD reissue
# on CD reissue only
2 LP set

Atlantic 7-81695-1

part of "Atlantic Blues:
Guitar, Piano, Vocalists,
Chicago"
(8 LP box)

Atlantic 7-81713-1

4 CD set

(=) Atlantic CD 82309 (1990)
"Atlantic Blues: Guitar,
Piano, Vocalists, Chicago"

811986?Copulatin' Rhythm Vol. 2
Sixteen More Blues And Jazz Rarities

- Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) - Georgia White
- Southern Can Mama - Blind Willie And Partner
- Let Me Pat That Thing - The Hokum Boys
- My Handy Man - Ethel Waters
- Six Or Seven Times - The Chocolate Dandies
- The Duck's Yas-Yas-Yas - James "Stump" Johnson
- My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - Miss Edith Wilson
- I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now - Oscar's Chicago Swingers

- What's That Smells Like Fish? - Blind Boy Fuller
- How Do They Do It That Way? - Victoria Spivey
- Papa's Got Your Water On - The Memphis Jug Band
- Honey Dripper Blues - Hattie North
- All Around Man - Bo Carter
- (Easy Rider) I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone - Tampa Red And His Hokum Jug Band
- Uncle Ned, Don't Use Your Head - Lonnie Johnson
- I'm Wild About That Thing - Bessie Smith






Jass Five

Stash/Jass discography

821987Them Dirty Blues
A Five Record Copulation Compilation

record 1:
- Bring On Home To Grandma - Mississippi Mud Mashers
- (Good Mornin' Susie) I'm Gonna Heat Your Bread - Lee Green
- Keep It To Yourself - Lonnie Johnson And Spencer Williams
- Worn Out Engine Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- She Done Sold It Out - Memphis Jug Band
- Big Leg Mama - Kokomo Arnold
- Daddy, You've Got Everything - Mary Dixon
- Take A Pro - Unidentified Armed Forces Radio Orchestra
- Yas Yas Yas No.1 - Jimmy Strange, The Yas Yas Man
- The Hottest Stuff In Town - Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Every Morning Blues - Walter Roland
- Ram Rod Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Ash Can Blues - Bob Clifford
- Caught Us Doing It - Hokum Boys
- Blue Bloomer Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Mister Mary Blues - Speedy Holmes


record 2:
- Wet It - Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
- I Want Some Of Your Pie - Blind Boy Fuller
- You Can't Sleep In My Bed - Mary Dixon
- Messin' Around - Bud Jackson's Swannee Serenaders
- The Coldest Stuff In Town - Whistling Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing - Holmes And Howard
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Empty Bed Blues, Part One - Bessie Smith
- Empty Bed Blues, Part Two - Bessie Smith
- Big Mama - Walter Roland
- Loose Like That - The Mississippi Sheiks
- Once Or Twice - Lonnie Johnson and Spencer Williams
- Shake It, Baby - Blind Boy Fuller
- I Can't Use That Thing - Connie Mcclean's Rhythm Boys
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Tricks Ain't Walkin' - Jimmy Rushing


record 3:
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing, No.2 - The Hokum Boys
- Shave 'em Dry - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Sissy Man - Pinewood Tom
- Sissy Blues - Ma Rainey with Her Georgia Band
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed - Monette Moore with Her Swing Shop Boys

- Rollin Mama Blues Ruby Glaze and Hot Shot Willie
- Windy City Blues - Ruth Ladson with The Three Shadows
- Stew Meat Blues - Lucille Bogan
- Toothache Blues - Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson
- Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage? - Maggie Jones with Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson
- Take Your Hand Off It - Lil Johnson
- I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted - Washboard Sam and His Washboard Band
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman - Sippie Wallace
- Gas Man Blues Mae Glover
- Black Snake Blues - Victoria Spivey
- I Got What It Takes - Blanch Galloway with Her Joy Boys


record 4:
- The Candy Man - Rosetta Howard
- Tired As I Can Be - Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan)
- You've Got To Save That Thing - Ora Alexander
- Ants In My Pants - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Don't Tear My Clothes - The Chicago Black Swans
- My Ba (Squeeze Me Again) - Lil Johnson
- She Showed It All - Napoleon Fletcher
- Honey, You're So Good To Me - Lil Johnson

- You've Gotta Have That Thing - The Dallas Jug Band
- If You Don't Give Me What I Want - Lil Johnson
- Please Warm My Weiner - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Try And Get It - Bea Foote
- Grinding Mill - Johnny Temple
- If You See My Rooster - Memphis Minnie
- I Don't Want No Skinny Woman - Blind Boy Fuller
- Take It Easy, Greasy - Lil Johnson


record 5:
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) - Georgia White
- Southern Can Mama - Blind Willie and Partner
- Let Me Pat That Thing - The Hokum Boys
- My Handy Man - Ethel Waters
- Six Or Seven Times - The Chocolate Dandies
- The Duck's Yas-yas-yas - James "Stump" Johnson
- My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - Miss Edith Wilson
- I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woggie Now - Oscar's Chicago Swingers

- What's That Smells Like Fish? - Blind Boy Fuller
- How Do They Do It That Way? - Victoria Spivey
- Papa's Got Your Water On - The Memphis Jug Band
- Honey Dripper Blues - Hattie North (Edith North Johnson)
- All Around Man - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- (Easy Rider) I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone - Tampa Red and his Hokum Jug Band
- Uncle Ned, Don't Use Your Head - Lonnie Johnson
- I'm Wild About That Thing - Bessie Smith


5 LP box set



Jass Box One

Stash/Jass discography

831988Bluesville 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

841988Blind Willie McTell   1929-1935

- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc) [Victor V38594]
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc) [Victor V38594]
- Rough Alley Blues (Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc)
- Low Down Blues (Ruth (Mary) Willis, voc)
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change

- Weary Hearted Blues
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (version A)
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (version B)
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Dying Gambler
- Bell Street Blues
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Your Time To Worry







Document DLP 531
851988Skip James / Blind Willie McTell / Bukka White: Three Shades Of Blues

Bukka White (rec. 1974, from Biograph BLP-12049)
- Mama Don't Low
- Jelly Roll Workin' Blues
- Black Crepe Blues
- Glory Bound Train
Skip James (rec. 1964, from Biograph BLP-12016)
- Drunken Spree
- Special Rider Blues
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long

Blind Willie McTell
- Love Changin' Blues [Regal 3277] #
- Savannah Mama [Biograph 12035] #
- Talkin' To You, Mama [Regal 3277] #
- East St.Louis [Biograph 12035] #
- Wee Midnight Hours (Curley Weaver, voc) [Biograph 12035] #
- Pal Of Mine [Biograph 12035] #

# rec. 1950 for Regal label
notes by Pete Lowry

Biograph BCD 107


= Collectables 6925 (2007)
(from the Archives of
Biograph Records)

861990Blind Willie McTell   Vol. 1   1927 - 1931

- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, 'tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (tk. 1)
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (tk. 2)
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Drive Away Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Love Changing Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD 5006
871990Blind Willie McTell   Vol. 2   1931 - 1933

- Rough Alley Blues (Ruth Willis, voc)
- Experience Blues (Ruth Willis, voc)
- Painful Blues (Ruth Willis, voc)
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues (Ruth Willis, voc)
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die (w. Curley Weaver)
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 3)
- My Baby's Gone
- Love-makin' Mama (take 1)
- Death Room Blues (take 2)
- Death Cell Blues
- Lord, Send Me An Angel (take 1)
notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD 5007
881990Blind Willie McTell   Vol. 3   1933 - 1935

- B And O Blues No. 2 (take 1)
- B And O Blues No. 2 (take 2)
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Bell Street Lightnin'
- Southern Can Mama
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (take A)
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (take B)
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD 5008
891990Blind Willie McTell   1940

- Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die; Climbing High Mountains, Tryin' To Get Home
- monologue on accidents
- Boll Weevil
- Delia
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Will Fox
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
- monologue on old songs; Old Time Religion, Amen
- Amazing Grace
- monologue on history of the blues
- monologue on life as maker of records
- monologue on himself
- King Edward Blues
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill-It-Kid Rag
- Chainey
- I Got To Cross De River O'Jordan
notes by Alan Balfour

RST Blues Documents
BDCD 6001

updated notes
by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD 6001
"Tryin' To Get Home"
(UK 2000, remastered)

901990?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
click to enlarge !
RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= 1201 Music (1999)

911990Legends Of The Blues Vol. 1

- St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
- Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Ain't No Tellin' - Mississippi John Hurt
- Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying - Blind Willie Johnson
- Pigmeat Is What I Crave - Bo Carter

- Southern Can Is Mine - Blind Willie McTell
- Low Down St. Louis Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Revenue Man Blues Patton - Charley Patton
- Stormy Night Blues - Leroy Carr
- I Believe I'll Make A Change - Josh White
- Forth Worth And Dallas Blues - Leadbelly
- Sweet Home Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Stop Breakin' Down Blues - Robert Johnson
- Truckin' My Blues Away, #2 - Blind Boy Fuller
- Spreadin' Snakes Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Nothing In Ramblin' - Memphis Minnie
- Fixin' To Die Blues - Bukka White
- Hard Day Blues - Muddy Waters
notes by Paul Oliver



Columbia C 46215


= Columbia / Legacy
CK 46215

921991Blind Willie McTell and Curley Weaver:
The Post-War Years
  1949-1950

1990 track sequence
- My Baby's Gone
- Ticket Agent
- Don't Forget It
- A To Z Blues
- Good Little Thing
- You Can't Get Stuff No More
- Love Changing Blues
- Savannah Mama
- Talkin' To You Mama
- East St. Louis
- Wee Midnight Hours
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More
- Brownskin Women
- I Keep On Drinking
- Pal Of Mine
- Pal Of Mine
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Sending Up My Timber
- Sending Up My Timber
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Trying To Get Home Climbing High Mountains
- It's My Desire
- Hide My Desire
- Some Rainy Day
- Trixie

2008 track sequence
- My Baby`s Gone
- Ticket Agent
- Some Rainy Day
- Trixie
- Don't Forget It
- A To Z Blues
- Good Little Thing
- You Can't Get Stuff No More
- Love Changin' Blues
- Savannah Mama
- Talkin' To You Mama
- East St. Louis
- Wee Midnight Hours
- Brownskin Woman Blues
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More
- I Keep On Drinking
- Pal Of Mine (take 1)
- Pal Of Mine (take 2)
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Sending Up My Timber (take 1)
- Sending Up My Timber (take 2)
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Trying To Get Home (Climbing High Mountains)
- River Jordan #
- How About You #
- It's My Desire (take 1)
- It's My Desire (take 2)
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom #

1950 Regal / Sittin' In With recordings; # 2008 additional tracks

notes by Alan Balfour

RST Blues Documents
BDCD 6014 (Austria 1990)

notes by David Evans
(extended to 6 pages)

Document BDCD 6014
(remastered 2008
3 additional tracks)
"Don't Forget It"
The Post-War Years 1949

931993?Blind Willie McTell:
No One Sings The Blues Like ...


- Chainey
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill It Kid Rag
- I Got To Cross De River Of Jordan
- Monologue
- Old Time Religion, Amen
- Will Fox

- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Amazing Grace
- Monologue
- Medley: Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die / Climbing High Mountains, Tryin to Get Home
- King Edward Blues
- Delia
- Boll Weevil
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan

Blue Planet BPLP
941993Blind Willie McTell: Pig 'n Whistle Red

- Don't Forget It
- Good Little Thing
- You Can't Get Stuff No More
- Love Changin' Blues
- Savannah Mama
- Talkin' To You Mama
- East St. Louis
- A To Z Blues
- Wee Midnight Hours
- Brown Skin Woman
- I Keep On Drinkin'
- Pal Of Mine (tk. 1)
- Pal Of Mine (tk. 2)
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Sending Up My Timber (tk. 2)
- Sending Up My Timber (tk. 2)
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Climbing High Mountains
- It's My Desire
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom
notes by Don Kent

Biograph BCD 126


= Shout Factory CD 30171
(2003)

951994The Definitive Blind Willie McTell

disc 1
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Talking To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Dirty Mistreater

disc 2
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- My Baby's Gone
- Love Makin' Mama - take 1
- Love Makin' Mama - take 2
- Death Room Blues - take 1
- Death Room Blues - take 2
- Death Cell Blues
- Lord Send Me An Angel - take 1
- Lord Send Me An Angel - take 2
- B & O Blues No. 2 - take 1
- B & O Blues No. 2 - take 2
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Bell St. Lightnin'
- Southern Can Mama
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
2 CD set
notes by David Evans

Sony Legacy C2K-53234
961995Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues
The Blues Collection # 43

- Statesboro Blues
- Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Drive Away Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Love Changing Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Three Women Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
magazine written
by Michael Gray



Orbis BLU NC 043
971995Too Late Too Late Vol. 4 c. 1892 - 1937

- Brudder Rasmus - Louis Vasnier
- Southern Blues - Unknowns
- I Got What It Takes But It Breaks My Heart To Give It Away (Take 1) - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Hot Papa Blues (Take 1) - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Mama, Don't You Think I Know? (Take 1) - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Gay Cattin' (Take 1) - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Teddy Bear Blues (Take 1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Mr. Moore Blues - Ida May Mack
- When You Lose Your Daddy (Take 1) - Ida May Mack
- You Got Me In This Mess (Take 2) - Georgie Tom
- Saturday Night Rub - Big Bill
- Pig Meat Strut - Big Bill
- All Night Long Blues (Alternate Take) - Louise Johnson
- Black Spider Blues - Sweet Papa Tadpole
- Weep And Moan When I'm Gone - Sweet Papa Tadpole
- Nok-Em All - Eddie And Oscar
- Flying Crow Blues - Eddie And Oscar

- Death Room Blues (Take 1) - Blind Willie McTell
- Lord, Send Me An Angel (Take 2) - Blind Willie McTell
- Doin' The Best I Can (Take A) - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Where The Sweet Old Oranges Grow - Sam Montgomery
- Keyhole Blues (Take 2) - Casey Bill Weldon
- Family Trouble Blues - Andrew Hogg
- Kind-Hearted Blues - Andrew Hogg
notes by Guido van Rijn

Document DOCD 5321
981996Too Late, Too Late Vol. 5 (1927-64)

Sister Morgan (1927)
- Hurry Down, Sunshine, And See What Tomorrow Brings
Lonnie Johnson (1927)
- Handfull O' Keys
- Searchin' For Flats
Cow Cow Davenport (1928)
- Cow Cow Blues (take B)
Elizabeth Johnson (1928)
- Be My Kid Blues
- Sobbin' Woman Blues
Leroy Carr (1928)
- Box Car Blues
Frank Stokes (1929)
- I'm Going Away Blues
- Old Sometime Blues
Henry Townsend (1931)
- Doctor, Oh Doctor
- Jack Of Diamonds Georgia Rub

Blind Wille McTell (1933)
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 1)
- Love Makin' Mama (take 2)
John (Big Nig) Bray (1934)
- Trench Blues. Leadbelly (1940)
- Didn't Ol' John Cross The Water?
Sonny Terry (1944/45)
- I Have Had My Fun
- Keys To The Highway
Leadbelly (1945)
- Eagle Rock Rag (alt. take)
James 'Jack Of All Trades' McCain (1945)
- Good Mr. Roosevelt
Montana Taylor (1946)
- Lowdown Bugle (take B)
- Detroit Rocks
Big Maceo (c.1950)
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
Scrapper Blackwell (1959)
- How Long No. 2
Rev. Lonnie Farris (1964)
- Peace In The Valley (Proverb 1001)

Document DOCD 5411
991996The Roots Of Rap
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

Blind Willie Johnson - If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down
Luke Jordan - Cocaine Blues
Allen Brothers - Bow Wow Blues
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon - Jive Man Blues
Henry Thomas - Jonah In The Wilderness
Willie Walker - South Carolina Rag
Memphis Jug Band - Whitewash Station
Red Henderson - Automobile Ride Through Alabama
Speckled Re - The Dirty Dozen No. 2
Butterbeans & Susie - 'Tain't None O' Your Business
Beale Street Sheiks - It's A Good Thing
Jimmie Davis - She's A Hum Dum Dinger
Leroy Carr - Papa's On The House Top
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - Let That Liar Alone
Frank Hutchinson - Back In My Home Town
T.C.I Section Crew - Track Linin

Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta Strut
Lonnie Glosson - Arkansas Hard Luck Blues
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom - How Can You Have The Blues?
Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles - Pickin' Off Peanuts
Pine Top Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Dixieland Jug Blowers - When I Stopped Running I Was At Home
Memphis Minnie - Frankie Jean

Yazoo CD 2018
1001999The Bluesville Years, Vol. 9
"Down the Country Way"


J.T. Adams And Shirley Griffith
- Match Box Blues
- O Mama How I Love You
Robert Curtis Smith
- Get A Real Young Woman
- I'm Going Away
Smoky Babe
- Hottest Brand Goin'
- Locomotive Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Free Again
- Rolling Stone
Wade Walton
- Rock Me, Mamma
- Blues, Stay Away From Me
Big Joe Williams
- Jockey Ride Blues
- Coal And Iceman Blues
Pete Franklin
- I Got To Find My Baby
- Black Gal
Scrapper Blackwell
- Blues Before Sunrise
- A Blues

Blind Willie McTell
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Don't Forget It
Tampa Red
- Dark And Stormy Night
- You Better Let My Gal Alone

Prestige PRCD-9917-2
1011999Blind Willie McTell: A To Z Blues

- Don't Forget It
- Good Little Thing
- You Can't Get Stuff No More
- Love Changin' Blues
- Savannah Mama
- Talkin' To You, Mama
- East St. Louis
- A To Z Blues
- Wee Midnight Hours
- Brown Skin Woman

- I Keep on Drinkin'
- Pal Of Mine - take 1
- Pal Of Mine - take 2
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Sending Up My Timber - take 1
- Sending Up My Timber - take 2
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Climbing High Mountains
- It's My Desire
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom

Regal recordings



Universe/Comet UVLP 112
(It 1999)
1022000The Early Blues Roots of Bob Dylan
Under The Influence, Vol. 4

- Ragged and Dirty - Sleepy John Estes
- Blood In My Eyes - Mississippi Sheiks

- Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell
- Stack-o-Lee - Mississippi John Hurt
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken -Rev. J. C. Burnett
- Frankie And Albert - Mississippi John Hurt
- Sittin' On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Step It Up And Go - Blind Boy Fuller
- It Hurts Me Too - Tampa Red
- Corrina Corrina - Bo Carter
- Honey Allow Me One More Chance - Texas Henry Thomas
- Fixin' To Die - Bukka White
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Railroad Bill - Will Bennett
- Motherless Children - Blind Willie Johnson
- Grasshoppers In My Pillow - Leadbelly
- Poor Lazarus - Josh White
- Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
- Po' Boy - Bukka White
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed - Blind Willie Johnson

Catfish CD 168

Catfish discography

1032000Blind Willie McTell / Sleepy John Estes: Jailhouse Blues

disc 1:
Blind Willie McTell
- Georgia Rag
- Rough Alley Blues
- Low Riders Blues
- Painful Blues
- Experience Blues
- Low Down Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- Rollin Mama Blues (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- Searching The Desert For The Blues (Ruby Glaze/Hot Shot Willie)
- It's Your Time To Worry
- Warm It Up To Me
- You Was Born To Die
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- It's A Good Little Thing
- Savannah Mama
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- My Baby's Gone
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- Love-makin Mama
- Death Room Blues
- Death Cell Blues
- Lord, Send Me An Angel

disc 2:
Sleepy John Estes
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- New Someday Blues
- Liquor Store Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Everybody Outta Make A Change
- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Clean Up At Home
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
- Jailhouse Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Mary Come On Home
- Working Man Blues
- Don't You Want To Know (The Delta Boys)
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- You Should'nt Do That (The Delta Boys)
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In (The Delta Boys)


2 CD set

History CD 20.1942-HI (G)
(Nothing But The Blues
series)
1042001East Coast Blues

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

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

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

Catfish KATCD 178

Catfish discography

1052001Blind Willie McTell:
Broke Down Engine Blues

1927-1935

- Writing Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mr. Mctell Got The Blues - take 1
- Three Women Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Razor Ball
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Scarey Day Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- Bando Blues - take 1
- East St. Louis Blues
- Southern Can Blues
- Dying Gambler
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-yo
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day

Wolf   900004
1062001The Essential Blind Willie McTell

disc 1
- Three Women Blues
- Boll Weevil
- Don't Forget It
- My Baby's Gone
- Atlanta Strut
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Stomp Down Rider
- Stole Rider Blues
- Chainey
- Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Painful Blues
- B & O Blues No. 2
- Amazing Grace
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Statesboro Blues
- God Don't Like It
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Mr. McTell Got the Blues

disc 2
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom
- Broke Down Engine
- Good Little Thing
- It's Your Time To Worry
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Dark Night Blues
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Georgia Rag
- You Was Born To Die
- Could Winter Day
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- Delia
- Talkin' To You, Mama
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
- Drive Away Blues
2 CD set
notes by Gary Atkinson

Document CBL-200007 (UK)
= Allegro CBL 200007 (US)
1072001Blind Willie McTell: Crapshooter's Blues

- Chainey
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill-It-Kid Rag
- I Got To Cross De River O'Jordan
- Interview with John Lomax
- Old Time Religion, Amen
- Will Fox
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Amazing Grace Newton
- Interview with John Lomax
- Medley: Just As Well Get Ready / Climbing High Mountains
- King Edward Blues McTell
- Delta Traditional
- Boll Weevil McTell
- I Got To Cross De River O'Jordan

notes by Niall Dunbar

TKO Magnum CBCD 022
1082002The Definitive Blind Willie McTell 1927–1935

disc 1
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, 'tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Drive Away Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Love Changing Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues

disc 2
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Dirty Mistreater
- Lord Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- My Baby's Gone
- Love-Makin' Mama
- Love-Makin' Mama
- Death Room Blues
- Death Room Blues
- Death Cell Blues

disc 3
- Lord, Send Me An Angel
- Lord, Send Me An Angel
- B And O Blues No. 2
- B And O Blues No. 2
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Bell Street Lightnin'
- Southern Can Mama
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- East St. Louis Blues
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
3 CD box set
notes by Keith Briggs

Catfish KATCD229

Catfish discography

= Recall RCLR 23 (Fr 2005)

1092002Blind Willie McTell: Experience Blues

- Willie McTell
- Searchin' The Desert For The Blues
- It's Your Time To Worry
- Lord, Send Me An Angel
- Love-Makin' Mama
- You Was Born To Die
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Death Cell Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Savannah Mama
- It's Good Little Thing
- Death Room Blues
- Experience Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Broke Down Engine

Our World OURW 308
1102002"Guitar Slim" Seward & "Jelly Belly" Hayes: The Back Porch Boys

Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- Big Hip Mamma
- Good Boy, Long Way From Home [previously unreleased]
- King Kong Blues
- Sweet Woman Blues
- Friday The Thirteenth Blues [previously unreleased]
- Sorry Woman Blues
- Be Kind Blues
- Water Trough Blues
- That's All Right With Me [previously unreleased]
- She Can Shake It [previously unreleased]
Champion Jack Dupree ["Duke Bayou & His Mystic Six"]
- Doomed [Apollo 440)
- Rub A Little Boogie [Apollo 440)
- Goin' Back Home [previously unreleased, alternate take)
- Big Hip Mamma [previously unreleased, alternate take)
- Sorry Woman Blues [previously unreleased, alternate take)
- Be Kind Blues [previously unreleased, alternate take)
Dennis McMillon
- Goin' Back Home

Blind Willie McTell
- It's My Desire [alt tk, previously unreleased] #
- River Jordan [R1283, previously unreleased] #
- How About You [R1284, previously unreleased] #
- It's My Desire [Regal 3272] #
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom [Regal 3272] #

# from original master tapes

notes by Kip Lornell

Delmark CD DE-755
(Apollo series)
1112003Blind Willie McTell: The Classic Years   1927–1940

disc 1
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Drive Away Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Love Changing Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues

disc 2
- Rough Alley Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2
- My Baby's Gone
- Love-Makin' Mama
- Death Room Blues
- Death Cell Blues
- Lord, Send Me An Angel

disc 3
- B And O Blues No. 2
- B And O Blues No. 2
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Bell Street Lightnin'
- Southern Can Mama
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues

disc 4
- Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die/Climbing High Mountains/Tryin' To Get Home
- Monologue On Accidents
- Boll Weevil
- Delia
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Will Fox
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
- Monologue On Old Songs/Old Time Religion/Amen
- Amazing Grace
- Monologues On: The History Of The Blues/Life As Maker Of Records/On Himself
- King Edward Blues
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill-It-Kid Rag
- Chainey
- I Got To Cross The River Of Jordan
4 CD box set

JSP JSPCD 7711
1122003Blind Willie McTell: King Of The Blues   Vol. 7

- Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Three Women BLues
- Travelin' Blues
- Kind Mama
- Love Changing Blues
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Love-Makin' Mama
- Death Cell Blues
- B And O Blues No.2
- Weary Hearted Blues
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Dying Gambler
- Bell Street Blues
- Cold Winter Day

P-Vine PVIN 2262 (Jp)
1132003Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1932

- Statesboro Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Love Talking Blues
- Drive Away Blues
- Love Changin' Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc) [Victor V38594]
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc) [Victor V38594]
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues - alt. take

prod. by Ralph S. Peer; Compilation producers: David Evans, Barry Feldman, Colin Escott, Joshua Sherman (Bluebird's When The Sun Goes Down: The Secret History Of Rock & Roll series)

notes by David Evans

RCA Bluebird 82876-55157
BMG Heritage
1142004The Best of Blind Willie McTell

- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Travelin' Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Three Women Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Writing Paper Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Scarey Day Blues
- Mama Let Me Scoop For You
- Mama, Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Death Cell Blues
- Kind Mama
- Low Rider's Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Drive Away Blues
- Love Changing Blues
- Southern Can Is Mine
- B And O Blues No. 2
- Stole Rider Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave

compilation producer: Richard Nevins

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2071
1152004Blind Willie McTell:
The Devil Can't Hide From Me

[Remaster]

- Just As Well Get Ready / You Got To Die / Climbing High Mountains / Tryin' To Get Home
- Monologue
- Boll Weevil
- Delia
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Will Fox
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
- Monologues
- Amazing Grace
- Monologues
- King Edward Blues
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill-It-Kid Rag
- Chainey
- I Got To Cross The River Of Jordon
notes by Bill Dahl

Fuel 2000 VSD 3020614412
1162004Blind Willie McTell:
Mr. McTell Got The Blues


disc 1
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, T'Ain't Long For Day
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues
- Three Women Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Kind Mama
- Drive Away Blues
- Love Changin' Blues
- Razor Ball
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues

disc 2
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's A Good Little Thing
- Lord Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- My Baby's Gone
- Love Makin' Mama
- Death Room Blues
- Lord, Send Me An Angel
- B&O Blues #2
- Weary Street Blues
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Cold Winter Day
- Cooling Board Blues
2 CD set

Recall (UK) RECA 522
1172004Blind Willie McTell: Atlanta Strut

- Love Changing Blues
- Three Women Blues - Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Travelin' Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Statesboro Blues
- Death Cell Blues
- Drive Away Blues
- B & O Blues No. 2
- Mama 'Taint Long Fo' Day
- Atlanta Strut
- God Don't Like It
- Scarey Day Blues
- Lord, Send Me An Angel
- Stomp Down Rider
- Razor Ball
- Writin' Paper Blues
- I Got Religion And I'm So Glad

Snapper SNAP 11
1182005Blind Willie McTell: The Regal Country Blues

disc 1
Blind Willie McTell
- Don't Forget It
- A-Z Blues
- Good Little Thing
- You Can't Get Stuff No More
- Love Changin' Blues
- Savannah Mama
- Talkin' To You Mama
- East St Louis
- Wee Midnight Hours
- Pal Of Mine (Alt Take)
- Pal Of Mine (Alt Take)
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Sending Up My Timber
- Sending Up My Timber (Alt Take)
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Climbing High Mountains (Trying To Get Home)
- It's My Desire
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom

disc 2
Curly Weaver
- Brown Skin Woman
- Keep On Drinkin'
The Delta Duo
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Shreveport Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
- A&B Blues
- After Hour Blues
Mamie Smith And Her Jumping Boys
- Down Home Girl
- Nightwatchman Blues
- Nightwatchman Blues (Alt Take)
- Why Did I Make You Cry
- Kidman Blues
St Louis Jimmy
- Hard Work Boogie
- Your Evil Ways
- I Sit Up All Night
- State Street Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- When I Was Young Aka Shake It Baby
Jimmy Rogers
- Ludella
2 CD set

Acrobat ACBT 5015 (US)
1192005Blind Willie McTell: Georgia Rag

disc 1
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Kind Mama
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Dirty Mistreater
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Love Makin' Mama - take 1
- Death Room Blues - take 2
- Lord Send Me An Angel - take 1
- B & O Blues No. 2 - take 1
- Bell St. Lightnin'
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)

disc 2
- Southern Can Mama
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- I got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play with Yo' Yo-Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
- Boll Weevil
- Delia
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Will Fox
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
- Amazing Grace
- King Edward Blues
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill-It-Kid-Rag
- Chainey
- I Got To Cross The River Of Jordan
2 CD set

Universe UV1422CD
1202005Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues
The Early Years 1927 ~ 1935

disc 1:
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (take 1)
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (take 2)
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Love Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Teasing Brown
- Drive Away Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
- Love Changing Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues

disc 2:
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Warm It Up To Me
- It's Your Time To Worry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Dirty Mistreater
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change
- Savanah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 1)
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 2)
- My Baby's Gone
- Love Makin' Mama (take 1)
- Love Makin' Mama (take 2)
- Death Room Blues (take 1)
- Death Room Blues (take 2)
- Death Cell Blues

disc 3:
- Lord, Send Me An Angel (take 1)
- Lord, Send Me An Angel (take 2)
- B and O Blues No.2 (take 1)
- B and O Blues No.2 (take 2)
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Bell Street Lightnin'
- Southern Can Mama
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
- Ain't It Grand To Be Aa Christian
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (take 1)
- We Got To Meet Death One Day (take 2)
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues

Document DOCD-5677
1212007Blind Willie McTell: King Of The Georgia Blues
117 Classic Recordings On Six Discs

disc 1
- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Ride Blues
- Mamma Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr McTell Got The Blues 1
- Mr McTell Got The Blues 2
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Round To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Teasing Brown (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Drive Away Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread (Harris & Harris, voc)
- Love Changing Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine

disc 2
- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues
- Low Rider's Blues
- Georgia Rag
- Low Down Blues
- Rollin' Mama Blues
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Mama Let Me Scoop For You
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Warm It Up For Me
- It's Your Time To Hurry
- It's A Good Little Thing
- You Was Born To Die
- Dirty Mistreater
- Lord Mercy If You Please
- Don't You See How This World Made A Change

disc 3
- Savannah Mama
- Broke Down Engine
- Broke Down Engine 2
- Broke Down Engine 2
- My Baby's Gone
- Love Makin' Mama
- Love Makin' Mama
- Death Room Blues
- Death Room Blues
- Death Cell Blues
- Lord Send Me An Angel
- Lord Send Me An Angel
- B And Q Blues 2
- B And Q Blues 2
- Weary Hearted Blues
- Bell Street Lightnin'
- Southern Can Mama
- Runnin' Me Crazy
- East St Louis Blues (Fare Thee Well)
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian

disc 4
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- We Got To Meet Death One Day
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
- I Got Religion I'm So Sad
- Trick Ain't Working No More
- Oh Lawdy Mama
- Two Faced Woman
- Early Morning Blues
- Fried Pie Blues
- Dying Gambler
- God Don't Like It
- Bell Street Blues
- Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Ticket Agent Blues
- Cold Winter Day
- Your Time To Worry
- Cooling Board Blues
- Hilbilly Willie's Blues
- Just As Well Get Ready You Got To Die/Climbing High Mountains Trying To Get Home

disc 5
- Monologue On Accidents
- Boll Weevil
- Deli
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Will Fox
- I Got To Cross The River Jordan
- Monologue On Old Songs/Old Time Religion Amen
- Amazing Grace
- Monologue
- King Edward Blues
- Murderer's Home Blues
- Kill It Kid Rag
- Chainey
- I Got To Cross De River O' Jordan
- Don't Forget It
- A To Z Blues
- Good Little Thing
- You Can't Get Stuff No More
- Love Changin' Blues
- Savannah Mama

disc 6
- Talkin' To You Mama
- East St. Louis
- Wee Midnight Hours
- Brown Skin Woman
- I Keep On Drinkin'
- Pal Of Mine
- Pal Of Mine
- Honey It Must Be Love
- Sending Up My Timber
- Sending Up My Timber
- Lord Have Mercy If You Please
- Trying To Get Home
- River Jordan
- How About You
- It's My Desire
- It's My Desire
- Hide Me In Thy Bosom
6 CD box set

Snapper SBLUECD504X
1222007Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 5
2008 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- Range In My Kitchen Blues - Texas Alexander
- One Dime Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Mississippi Jail House Groan - Rube Lacey
- Nehi Mama Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Deep Moaning Blues - Ma Rainey
- Jail House Blues - Crying Sam Collins
- Madison Street Rag - Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
- Seaboard Stomp - Blind Blake
- The New Shake That Thing - Mississippi Sheiks
- Low Down Jail House - Blind Blake
- Cold And Blue - Ida Cox
- The Santa Claus Crave - Elzadie Robinson

Supplementary CD tracks:
- Ain't Gonna Do That No More - Blind Blake

- Talkin' To You Wimmin' About The Blues - Blind Willie McTell & Mary Willis
- Merciful Blues - Blind Willie McTell & Mary Willis
- Outside Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds

remastered by Richard Nevins


Blues Images Vol. 5 (2008)

Blues Images

 
scheduled
for
release
"summer
2007"
but
never
materialized
Blind Willie McTell: The Box Set
The Definite Limited Edition Luxury Box Set


source: www.cohndesilva.com
box set including 5 CDs, 1 DVD, 1 vinyl record, 1 book

prod. by Larry Cohn
notes by David Evans,
Larry Cohn, David Fulmer,
Neil Harpe, Bruce Bastin,
Luigi Monge

www.cohndesilva.com
(active 04/2003-08/2007)

1232/2008Blind Willie McTell: Atlanta Strut

- Stole Rider Blues
- Mr McTell Got The Blues
- Writing Paper Blues
- Mamma, Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Three Women Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Dark Night Blues

- Loving Talking Blues
- Travvelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Atlanta Strut
- Kind Mama
- Drive Away Blues
- Love Changing Blues
12 inch LP
notes by Richard Wellard



Rockwell RWLP 004
 2008Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long

Bukka White - Promised True And Grand
Kid Prince Moore - Sign Of The Judgement
Bessie Johnson - Great Reaping Day
Blind Joe Taggart - The Storm Is Passing Over
Blind Mamie Forehand - Wouldn't Mind Dying
Willie Williams - Where The Sun Never Goes Down

Bo Weavil Jackson - Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long
Mother McCollum - Take My Vacation In Heaven
Edward Clayborn - Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
McIntorsh And Edwards - Take A Stand
Alfred G. Karnes - Bound For The Promised Land
Louise And Joseph - Won't That Be A Happy Time

Willie McTell is subject of the cover photo, but does not appear as musical content of this album
12 inch LP

Mississippi MR-025
1242009Blind Willie McTell: Scarey Day Blues

- Writing Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mamma, Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (take 1)
- Mr McTell Got The Blues (take 2)
- Three Woman Blues
- Dark Night Blues

- Statesboro Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama


- Teasing Brown
- Drive Away Blues
- This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
- Love Changing Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Razor Ball
- Southern Can Is Mine

- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Stomp Down Rider
- Scarey Day Blues
- Rough Alley Blues
- Experience Blues
- Painful Blues

12 inch DLP

Monk MK309DLP
1252013Blind Willie McTell: The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order   Volume 1
October 18, 1927 to November 29, 1929

- Writin' Paper Blues
- Stole Rider Blues
- Mama, Tain’t Long Fo’ Day
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (tk 1)
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues (tk 2)
- Three Women Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Statesboro Blues

- Loving Talking Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Travelin' Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Kind Mama
- Drive Away Blues
- Love Changing Blues

edited "in conjunction with Document Records"; remastered by Gary Atkinson; artwork by Rob Jones
notes by Mick Middles



Third Man TMR 155
(180-gram vinyl)


Additional information appreciated !!!

I herewith confess
that I do not have the ambition to list each and every CD anthology / compilation
containing only one (or two ;-) Blind Willie McTell track(s) !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, pp. 489-492
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 590-594, 1046-1047
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 378-379; 565
- Michael Gray: Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes.- London 2007
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- pp. 269-270
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1966.- London/New York 1968.- pp. 227-228
- http://www.bluesimages.com/html/museum_html/78_blind_sammie.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

1) GRAY 2007, p. 292; FANCOURT & McGRATH 2006: rec. "c.August 1949" "(Matrices applied May 1950)"

left column picture: Blind Willie McTell and his wife Kate McTell (formerly Ruthy Kate Williams) in Atlanta, 1930s (not to be confused with Ruth Willis aka Ruth Day aka Mary Willis)

thanks to Alan Balfour and Mark Claes for additional info / scans

 

Blind Willie McTell; source: Atlantic SD 7224 gatefold    Blind Willie McTell; source: Atlantic SD 7224 gatefold4
Blind Willie McTell
source: Atlantic SD 7224 gatefold

Blind Willie McTell on the front cover of Blues Unlimited #125 (July/Aug. 1977); click to enlarge !
Blues Unlimited #125
(July/Aug. 1977)
Blind Willie McTell on the front cover of Blues Access #11 (fall 1982); click to enlarge !
Blues Access #11
(fall 1982)

 

Southeast Blues further reading

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

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

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

 

Stefan Wirz


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