Melodeon Records label    
Melodeon
discography

founded and run by Richard K. Spottswood,
in 1970 acquired by Arnold S. Caplin's Biograph Records

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

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year of
release
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7321
(11/1965)
Skip James: Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers

- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Sick Bed Blues
- Washington D. C. Hospital Center Blues
- Devil Got My Woman

- Illinois Blues
- I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Out All Night Long
- Cherry Ball Blues
- All Night Long

rec. "16. Dec. 1964" ("first session since 1931") in Falls Church, VA [Calt (1994): "The sessions (held at Spottwood's home) were formally completed on July 28, 1965."]; prod. by Dick Spottswood and Louisa Spottswood

Skip James discography

notes by Ed Morris
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Melodeon MLP 7321

notes by Ed Morris
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Melodeon MLP 7321
("Biograph" reissue 197?)




= Storyville SLP 185
= Storyville 670.185

Storyville discography

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Biograph CD 30169 (1992)

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Biograph CD 30169 (2003)

Biograph discography

7322
(1966)
The Stanley Brothers: Their Original Recordings

- Little Maggie
- Little Glass Of Wine
- Are You Waiting Just For Me
- The Jealous Lover
- The Little Girl And Dreadful Snake
- Death Is Only A Dream
- The Girl Behind The Bar

- The Rambler's Blues
- Molly And Tenbrooks
- Our Darling's Gone
- Mother No Longer Awaits Me At Home
- I Can Tell You The Time
- Little Birdie
- Little Glass Of Wine

Rich-R-Tone recordings


Melodeon MLP 7322
7323
(1966)
Blind 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



Melodeon MLP 7323
("Biograph" reissue 197?)




= Storyville 670.186 (1967)
= Storyville SLP 186

Storyville discography


= Blue Moon BMLP 1.049

Blind Willie McTell
discography

7324
(1966)
The Party Blues

Dennis McMillon
- Paper Wooden Daddy   @ youtube
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Bed Springs Blues   @ youtube
Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
- It's Tight Like That   @ youtube
- How Long How Long Blues   @ youtube
- She Loves So Good   @ youtube
Red Nelson ["Dirty Red"]
- Mother Fuyer   @ Spotify
Soldier Boy Houston
- Western Rider Blues   @ youtube

Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band
- Don't Drink It In Here   @ Spotify
Memphis Jug Band
- Oh Ambulance Man   @ youtube
- Cave Man Blues   @ youtube
Jim Hill & Eddie Anthony
- Wringing That Thing   @ youtube
Mississippi John Hurt
- Candy Man Blues   @ youtube
Bo Carter
- All Around Man   @ youtube
Blind Blake
- Diddie Wa Diddie   @ youtube

prod. by Richard Spottswood





Melodeon MLP 7324




Melodeon MLP 7324
("Biograph" reissue 197?)

7325
(1965)
The Solid Bluegrass Sound Of The Kentuckians
featuring Red Allen

- Froggie Went A-Courtin'
- Sad And Lonesome Day
- Journey's End
- Those Gone And Left Me Blues
- No Blind Ones There

- Family Who Prays
- Worry My Life Away
- Down Where The River Bends
- Hello City Limits
- Out On The Ocean

Melodeon MLP 7325

(=) REB-CD-1127 "Red
Allen: Keep On Going"

(The Rebel and Melodeon
Recordings)

7326
(196?)
Jabbo Smith: The Trumpet Ace Of The Twenties Vol. 1

- Jazz Battle
- Till Times Get Better
- Croonin' The Blues
- Charleston Is The Best Dance After All
- That's My Stuff No. 1
- Dyin' With The Blues
- Let's Get Together
- Sau Sha Stomp

- Little Willie Blues
- Michigander Blues
- Lina Blues
- Ready Hokum
- St. James' Infirmary
- Wake Up, Sinners
- Tanguay Blues
- Band Box Stomp

Melodeon MLP 7326


Melodeon MLP 7326
("Biograph" reissue 197?)

7327
(196?)
Jabbo Smith: The Trumpet Ace Of The Twenties Vol. 2

- Take Your Time
- Sweet And Low Blues
- Decatur Street Tutti
- You Ain't The One
- I'm Going Away Just To Wear You Off My Mind
- That's My Stuff
- Boston Skuffle
- Take Me To The River

- Ace Of Rhythms
- I Got The Stranger
- Moanful Blues
- Got Butter On It
- Rub Me Some More
- South Bound
- Tougaloo Shout
- Sleepy Time Blues
Melodeon MLP 7327


Melodeon MLP 7327
("Biograph" reissue 197?)

7328
(196?)
Bill Dodge & His Orchestra: Swinging '34 Vol. 1

- Junk Man
- Dinah
- I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
- Love Is The Sweetest Thing
- I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby
- Ol' Pappy

- Old Man Harlem
- Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'
- Nobody's Sweetheart Now
- Ain'tcha Glad?
- Basin Street Blues
- Tappin' The Barrel

Bunny Berigan & Mannie Klein, tr; Jack Jenney, tb; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Art Rollini, ts; Arthur Schutt, p; Dick McDonough, g; Artie Bernstein, b; Gene Krupa (all but last 2 songs) or Stan King (last 2 songs), dr; Red McKenzie, voc on the first 4 songs




Melodeon MLP 7328
7329
(196?)
Bill Dodge & His Orchestra: Swinging '34 Vol. 2

- Dr. Heckle And Mr. Jibe
- Georgia Jubilee
- Texas Tea Party
- Honeysuckle Rose
- Holiday
- Emaline

- Sweet Sue, Just You
- A Hunded Years From Today
- Riffin' The Scotch
- Your Mother's Son-In-Law
- Love Me Or Leave Me
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby



Melodeon MLP 7329
7330
(1966)
Alphonse 'Bois Sec' Ardoin & Canray Fontenot::
Cajun Blues / Les Blues du Bayou


- Les Blues Du Voyageur
- Jolie Bassette
- Quo' Faire ?
- Le Chicot à Bois-Sec
- Bon Soir, Moreau
- La Robe Barrée
- 'Tit Monde
- Valse à Canray

- La Valse De La Prison
- La Danse De La Misère
- La Valse d'Oberlin
- Les Haricots
- Fais Pas Ça!
- Duralde Ramble
- 'Tit Galop
- Allez-Vous-En

Melodeon MLP 7330




Melodeon MLP 7330
("Biograph" reissue 197?)


= Arhoolie 1070 (197?)
"Boisec: La Musique
Creole"


= Blue Moon BMLP 1.045
(UK 198?)

7331
(1966)
The Poplin Family
Gwine Back To Sumter


Folkways FA 2306 tracks:
- Goin' Back To Sumter
- Hannamariah
- Sit At Home
- Sumter Rag
- River Of Jordan
- Catfish
- I Don't Want To Get Married
- Somebody's Been Beating My Time
- Crawdad Song
- The Preacher And The Bear
- Sweet Kiss Waltz
- Just Because

- Eyes Like Cherries
- The Blues Don't Mean A Thing
- Cindy Gal
- I Don't Drink Your Whisky
- Panhandle Rag
- Hammer Ring
- Steel Guitar Rag
- You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night
- Brown's Ferry Blues
- Old Reuben
- Fingers On Fire
- My Home Is Not In South Carolina

Melodeon MLP 7331 tracks:
- Goin' Back To Sumter
- Hie Away
- Columbus Stockade
- Reuben
- Maggie
- Mississippi Sawyer
- Sugar Babe

- Memory Lane
- Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
- Whatsit
- Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy
- Ain't Gwine Drink-A No More
- My Pretty Quadroon
- Boll Weevil

rec. November 26 & 27, 1965; prod by Richard Spottswood


Folkways FA 2306 (1963)

notes by Jack Tottle

Melodeon MLP 7331

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Stephen Calt:: I'd Rather be the Devil - Skip James + the Blues.- New York (Da Capo) 1994
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Ray Templeton for additional info

 

 

Stefan Wirz


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