L I T T L E   B R O T H E R   M O N T G O M E R Y; Foto Axel Küstner
source: Red Lightnin' RL0033
photographer: Axel Küstner
Little Brother Montgomery 1931     Little Brother Montgomery 1976
Little Brother Montgomery 1931                   ... and 1976

Little Brother
Montgomery
Eurreal Wilford Montgomery
b. April 18, 1906 in Kentwood, Louisiana
d. September 6, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois

buried at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
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

Little Brother Montgomery 78 rpm / 45 rpm
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

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

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11930Little Brother Montgomery

Paramount 13006
- Vicksburg Blues (L-502-1)
- No Special Rider Blues (L-501-1)

Century 4011 / Jazz Collector L44
- Vicksburg Blues (L-502-1)
- No Special Rider (L-501-1)

rec. c. September 1930 in Grafton, WI; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p



Paramount 13006




= Century 4011 (1947)


= Jazz Collector L44
(UK 1950)

21931"E" Montgomery

- Louisiana Blues (C-6879-A) #   @ Spotify
- Frisco Hi-Ball Blues (C-6880-B)   @ Spotify

rec. January 5, 1931 at Furniture Mart Building, 666 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; # Hicks, g; # prob. Minnie Hicks, sp



Melotone M12548


= Vocalion 02706

   

- Louisiana Blues (C-6879-B)   @ Spotify

rec. January 5, 1931 at Furniture Mart Building, 666 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Hicks, g
Vocalion unissued

Document BDCD 6045

31935Little Brother Montgomery

- Vicksburg Blues No. 2 (94420-1) #
- Mama You Don't Mean Me No Good (94421-1)

rec. August 10, 1935 in New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Jesse Coleman (Monkey Joe), sp

Bluebird B6072

# Bluebird 7970

41935Little Brother Montgomery

- The Woman I Love Blues (94418-1)
- Pleading Blues (94419-1)

rec. August 10, 1935 in New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Walter Vinson, g; Jesse Coleman (Monkey Joe), sp



Bluebird B6140
51936Little Brother

- Chinese Man Blues (02655-1)
- Something Keeps A-Worryin' Me (02648-1)

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p

Bluebird B6658
61936Little Brother

- Louisiana Blues–Part 2 (02646-1)   @ Spotify
- Vicksburg Blues–Part 3 (02645-1)

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p







Bluebird B6697

= Montgomery Ward M7111

71936Creole George Guesnon / Robert Hill

Creole George Guesnon
- Goodbye, Luck To You (02659-1) #   @ youtube
Robert Hill
- Pal, How I Miss You Tonight (02608-1) *


* rec. October 15, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, LA; Robert Hill, voc, hca; Sonny Boy Nelson, g; prob. Willie Harris, 2nd g

# rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, LA; Creole George Guesnon, voc; Little Brother Montgomery, p

Bluebird B6706
81936Annie Turner

- Black Pony Blues (02637-1)   @ Spotify
- Hard On You (02640-1)   @ Spotify

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Annie Turner, voc, Little Brother Montgomery, p; Walter Vinson, g

Bluebird B6707


= Bluebird B7156

91936Little Brother

Bluebird B6733
- Crescent City Blues (02657-1)   @ Spotify
- Shreveport Farewell (02658-1)   @ Spotify

Bluebird B10953
- Shreveport Farewell (02658-1)
- Crescent City Blues (02657-1)

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, p

Bluebird B6733




= Bluebird B10953

101936Little Brother

- Tantalizing Blues (02644-1)
- The First Time I Met You (02642-1) [wrong title - should have been "The First Time I Met The Blues"]

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p



Bluebird B6766

= Montgomery Ward M7112

111936Annie Turner

- Deceived Blues (02638-1)   @ Spotify
- Workhouse Blues (02639-1)   @ Spotify

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Annie Turner, voc, Little Brother Montgomery, p; Walter Vinson, g

Bluebird B6788
121936Little Brother

- A. & V. Railroad Blues (02643-1)
- Santa Fe Blues (02647-1)

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p

Bluebird B6811
131936Tampa Red / Little Brother

Tampa Red
- Someday I'm Bound To Win (01880-1) *

Little Brother
- Never Go Wrong Blues (02652-1) #

# rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p
* rec. December 21, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, p; Willie B. James. g





Bluebird B6825
141937?Mack and Mack / Little Brother

Mack and Mack
- You Gotta Quit Your Low Down Ways (01898-1) *

Little Brother
- Farish Street Jive (02656-1) #

# rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, p
* rec. December 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL; Billy and Mary Mack, voc duet; poss. Albert Ammons, p

Bluebird B6894

# = Bluebird 10177

151936Little Brother

- Out West Blues (02649-1)
- Leaving Town Blues (02650-1)

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p



Bluebird B6916
161936Little Brother

- West Texas Blues (02651-1)
- Mistreatin' Woman Blues (02654-1)

rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p

Bluebird B7178
171937?Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band / Little Brother

Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band
- Goin' Back To Alabama (013021-1) *   @ youtube

Little Brother
- Sorrowful Blues (02653-1) #

* rec. August 6, 1937 in Charlotte, N.C.; Eddie Kelly, voc; unknown, hca; unknown, kazoo; unknown, g; unknown, washboard # rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p

Bluebird B7277
181938Little Brother / One Arm Slim

Little Brother
- Misled Blues (02641-1) #
One Arm Slim
- Howling Man Blues (020166-1) *


# rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p
* rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora. Ill.;One Arm Slim (Lovell Alexander), voc, poss. own p; unknown, g; unknown, sb



Bluebird B7806
19193?Pinetop and Lindberg / Little Brother

Pinetop and Lindberg
- East Chicago Blues (71623-1) *

Little Brother
- Farish Street Jive (02656-1) #

* rec. February 25, 1932 in Atlanta, Ga. Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks, p; Milton 'Lindberg' Sparks, voc, sp
# rec. October 16, 1936 at St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA; Little Brother Montgomery, p
# Bluebird B6894




Bluebird 10177

201938Little Brother / Leroy Carr

Little Brother
- Vicksburg Blues No. 2 [Bluebird B6072]
Leroy Carr
- Big Four Blues (85-498-1) [Bluebird B5915] *


* rec. February 25, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Leroy Carr, voc, p; Scrapper Blackwell, g

Leroy Carr discography




Bluebird B7970
211947"LITTLE BROTHER" MONTGOMERY'S QUINTET Featuring LEE COLLINS, Trumpet

- Long Time Ago
- El Ritmo

rec. early 1947 by Robert Stendahl; Lee Collins, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Oliver Alcorn, ts, cl; Ernest Crawford, b; Jerome 'Pork Chops' Smith, dr

Century 4009
221947"LITTLE BROTHER" MONTGOMERY'S QUINTET Featuring LEE COLLINS, Trumpet

- Swingin' With Lee
- Woman That I Love

rec. early 1947 by Robert Stendahl; Lee Collins, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Oliver Alcorn, ts, cl; Ernest Crawford, b; Jerome 'Pork Chops' Smith, dr



Century 4010
231952LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY And His Vicksburgers

- Cow Cow Blues (A)
- Vicksburg Blues (B)

rec. 1952 in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Oliver Alcorn, ts; Jack Cooley, dr



Ebony 78-1000
241952LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY And His Vicksburg Boys

- If It's All Night Long (A)
- New Vicksburg Blues (B)

rec. 1952 in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Oliver Alcorn, ts; Jack Cooley, dr



Ebony 78-1000
25195?LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY AND HIS VICKSBURGERS

- Fever (A)
- Cow Cow Blues (B) *

rec. 1950s in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Ransom Knowling, b; Booker T. Washington, dr; * George Blunt, shouting



Ebony 78-1002
26195? 

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY AND HIS BOGALUSA BOYS WITH BROTHER GEORGE BLUNT CALLING THE LICKS
- Pinetops [sic] Boogie (Ureal [sic] Montgomery Adaptation) (A) *

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY AND HIS BOGALUSA BOYS
- Arkansas Blues (Vocal Southbound Special) (B) #

rec. 1950s in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, p, # voc; Ransom Knowling, b; Booker T. Washington, dr; * George Blunt, shouting



Ebony 78-1005
27195? 

LITTLE BROTHER "Big Head" MONTGOMERY with Brother George Blunt Calling the Licks
- Pinetops [sic] Boogie Blues (A) *

LITTLE BROTHER "Big Head" MONTGOMERY AND HIS JUKE BAND From New Orleans
- Cow Cow Blues (B) #

rec. 1950s in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, p, # voc; Ransom Knowling, b; Booker T. Washington, dr; * George Blunt, shouting



Ebony 1000
281959 

"CALDONIA" PALMER AND "BROTHER" JOHN SELLERS with Little Brother And His Jazz Blues Band
- Busy Bootin And You Can't Come In (A) #
CAL "CALDONIA" PALMER with Little Brother Montgomery's Blues Band
- Michigan Water Blues (B) *

# rec. c. 1959 in Chicago; Lil Palmore, voc; John Sellers, voc; Le Roi Nabors, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jack Cooley, dr
* rec. c. 1959 in Chicago; Lil Palmore, voc; Verna "Baby Sis" Rogers, voc; Le Roi Nabors, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; b; dr

Brother John Sellers discography

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Ebony MMF 1040
("South Center Records")

# Ebony EB-1095

291959 

BROTHER JOHN SELLERS AND HIS TAMBOURINE WITH SONNY ARCHER
- Shakin That Thing (A) #
BROTHER JOHN SELLERS AND HIS TAMBOURINE WITH SOUL SISTER CALDONIA
- Busy Bootin (B) * [Ebony MMF 1040]

# rec. 1959 in Chicago, IL; John Sellers, voc; Sonny Archer, voc; Le Roi Nabors, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jack Cooley, dr
* rec. c. 1959 in Chicago, IL; Lil Palmore, voc; John Sellers, voc; Le Roi Nabors, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jack Cooley, dr

Brother John Sellers discography

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Ebony EB-1095

LP / CD compilations
11954Natty Dominique / Little Brother Montgomery

Natty Dominique and his New Orleans Hot Six
- Big Butter And Egg Man
- Touching Blues
- Someday Sweetheart
- You Rascal You


Little Brother Montgomery - piano solos
- Mule Face Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Crescent City Blues

rec. Chicago, 1954
10 inch LP







Windin' Ball WS 104

scan of  Windin' Ball WS 102

21960Sunnyland Slim and Little Brother Montgomery: Chicago Blues Session

- One Room Country Shack a)
- Trembling Blues b)
- Prison Bound c)
- My Electronical Invention Blues d)
- Brownskin Woman a)
- La Salle St. Boogie e)


- That's Why I Keep Drinkin' d)
- I Got The Blues About My Baby a)
- Bob Martin Blues b)
- Devil Is A Busy Man a)
- No Special Rider f)
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin' c)

a) Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; Corky Robertson, b; Armund 'Jump' Jackson, dr
b) Little Brother Montgomery, p
c) Sunnyland Slim, voc; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Corky Robertson, b; Armund 'Jump' Jackson, dr
d) Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Corky Robertson, b; Armund 'Jump' Jackson, dr
e) Sunnyland Slim, p; Corky Robertson, b; Armund 'Jump' Jackson, dr
f) Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p

Wolf CD bonus tracks:
- I Keep On Drinkin'
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
- Cow Cow Blues
- New Vicksburg Blues
- Farrish St. Jive
- Chinese Man Blues

Southland CD bonus tracks:
Sunnyland Slim
- Depression Blues
- Sad And Lonesome
- Disc Jockey Special
- Vicksburg Blues


rec. July 14, 1960 in Chicago; session arranged and supervised by Paul Oliver

notes by Paul Oliver
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77 Records LA 12/21

77 Records discography

notes by Paul Oliver
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= Int. Polydor 423212 (19??)

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= Redita RLP 133 (NL 1989)

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Wolf CD 120.296 (1992)
"The La Salle Chicago
Blues Recordings,
Vol. 1"

notes by Paul Oliver

= Southland SCD-010 (1994)
(+ 4 bonus tracks)

Southland discography

31960Little Brother Montgomery: Tasty Blues

- Tasty Blues   @ youtube
- Santa Fe   @ youtube
- How Long, Brother?
- Pleading Blues   @ youtube
- No Special Rider
- Brother's Boogie   @ youtube

- Sneaky Pete Blues
- Something Keeps Worrying Me
- Cry, Cry Baby
- Satellite Blues
- Deep Fried
- Vicksburg Blues

rec. July 1, 1960 in New York City; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; Julian Euell, b

Roosevelt Sykes tracks on Fantasy 24717:
Roosevelt Sykes
- Drivin' Wheel
- Long, Lonesome Night
- Set The Meat Outdoors   @ youtube
- Coming Home
- Stompin' The Boogie
- Number Nine   @ youtube

- Calcutta
- Selfish Woman
- Hangover
- Night Time Is The Right Time   @ youtube
- Runnin' The Boogie   @ youtube
- Hey Big Momma

Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; Clarence Perry, Jr., ts; Frank Ingalls, g; Floyd Ball, g; Armond "Jump" Jackson, dr

Lafayette Thomas discography

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Fantasy 24717 gatefold; notes by Paul Oliver

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Bluesville BVLP 1012

Bluesville discography

notes by Frank Driggs
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= Status ST 1012

notes by Frank Driggs
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= Prestige 7807


= OBCCD-554-2

OBC discography

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(=) Fantasy 24717 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1006)
"Urban Blues"

41961Little Brother
Little Brother Montgomery plays and sings

- I Keep On Drinkin' #$
- Just The Blues *
- Farish Street Jive - Take 1
- New Vicksburg Blues
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie §
- I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll *

- Cow Cow Blues
- Chinese Man Blues
- Farish Street Jive, Take 3
- Old Man Blues #4
- Canadian Sunset
- Buddy Bolden's Blues *

rec. August 18-20, 1960 in London; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; * Ken Colyer, tpt; § Jack Fallon, b; # Alexis Korner, g; $ Bob Guthrie, dr



Columbia 33SX 1289 (UK)
(Lansdowne Jazz Series)
4a1961LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY

- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie §
- Cow Cow Blues

rec. August 18-20, 1960 in London; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; § Jack Fallon, b


Columbia 45-DB 4595 (UK)
51961Little Brother Montgomery: Blues

- Pleading Blues
- Vicksburg 44 (instr)
- Early One Morning
- Now About That Prisoner
- Crescent City Blues (instr)
- Pallet On The Floor
- West 46th Street Boogie (instr)

- Louisiana Rag (instr)
- I Ain't No Bulldog
- Mean Old Mama
- London Shout (instr)
- Storyville Blues
- L&N Boogie (instr)
- It's All Over Now

rec. 1960 in New York; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; prod. by Rudi Blesh
notes by Rudi Blesh




click to read notes (pdf) at Smithsonian Folkways
Folkways FG 3527
61962Chicago - The Living Legends
South Side Blues

featuring Mama Yancey and Little Brother Montgomery

- A Wonderful Thing #
- Four O'Clock Blues
- New Satellite Blues
- How Long Blues
- Jelly, Jelly

- I Knew You Were Kiddin' #
- All the Time
- Mama Yancey's Blues
- Jelly Roll Baker
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way #

CD bonus track:
- Santa Fe Blues

rec. September 6 & 8, 1961 live at The Birdhouse in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Ted Butterman, cor; Bob Gordon, cl; Rufus Brown, ts; Mike McKendrick, bj; Sam Hill, g; Earl Watkins, dr; Mama Yancey, voc; Jesse Coleman, p; Harry Benson, voc, hca; Walter Vinson, voc, g

# rec. September 8, 1961 live at The Birdhouse in Chicago, IL; Walter Vinson, voc, g; Jesse Coleman, p; George "Pops" Foster, b; Earl Watkins, dr



Riverside RLP 403 (mono)
= RS-9403 (stereo)

= OBC 508


= OBC OBCCD-508-2

71962Chicago - The Living Legends
Little Brother Montgomery

Piano, Vocal, And Band Blues

- Home Again Blues
- Up The Country Blues
- Saturday Night Function
- Michigan Water Blues
- Sweet Daddy (Your Mama's Done Gone Mad)

- Prescription For The Blues
- 44 Vicksburg
- Trouble In Mind
- Riverside Boogie
- Oh, Daddy
- Somethin' Keep Worryin' Me Blues

CD bonus track:
- Cooter Crawl

rec. September 6, 1961 live at The Birdhouse in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Ted Butterman, cor; Bob Gordon, cl; Rufus Brown, ts; Mike McKendrick, bj; Elaine McFarland, voc



Riverside RLP 410 (mono)
= RS-9410 (stereo)


= OBC 525

= Ace CH 263


= OBC OBCCD-525-2

81963Chicago - The Living Legends

Lil Hardin Armstrong and her Orchestra - Bugle Blues
Franz Jackson's Original Jass All Stars - Hotter Than That
Earl Fatha Hines and His Band - Sister Kate
Al Wynn's Gut Bucket Seven - I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of this Jelly Roll
Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders - Gillian Stomp

Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders - Downhearted Blues

Little Brother Montgomery and Friends - Somethin Keep Worryin Me Blues
The Mississippi Sheiks - Things Bout Comin My Way
Mama Yancey - The Santa Fe Blues


Blind John Davis with Al Wynn's Gut Bucket Seven - How Long Blues
Lil Hardin Armstrong Trio - Boogie Me
June Cobb's Hometown Band - I'm Gonna Have You
Franz Jackson's Original Jass All Stars - 1919 Rag

Little Brother Montgomery and Friends - Cooter Crawl

Lil Hardin Armstrong and her Orchestra - Muskrat Ramble
Little Brother Montgomery and Friends - Saturday Night Function
Junie Cobb's New Hometown Band - Once or Twice
Earl Fatha Hines and His Band - Caution Blues
Alberta Hunter with Lil's Hot Shots - After All These Years


DLP

Riverside 9389/90

DLP

= Riverside/Victor
SR-7038/9 (Jp)

91964Little Brother Montgomery 1936
Treasury Of Jazz Vol. 45


- Crescent City Blues
- The First Time I Met You [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]

- Shreveport Farewell
- Tantalizing Blues

7 inch EP 45 rpm

RCA 86.395 (Fr)
101965Victoria Spivey: Queen and Her Knights

featuring two cuts each by Lonnie Johnson, g (one w/ Victoria Spivey, voc) and Memphis Slim, voc, p (one with Victoria Spivey, voc), Sonny Greer, dr, plus two cuts by Little Brother Montgomery

- How He's Gone
Little Brother Montgomery
- New Black Snake Blues
- Just A Rank Stud
- Somebody's Got To Go
- 1965
- TB Blues

- Every Dog Has His Day

Little Brother Montgomery
- West Texas Blues
- Dig Me
- My Baby Isn't Here
- We Both Got To Die
- I'm A Tigress

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Spivey 1006

Spivey discography

121965Conversation With The Blues
A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver

LP tracks:
Boogie Woogie Red - So Much Good Feeling (spoken, with own piano)
Willie Thomas - A Little Different spoken
James Butch Cage & Willie Thomas - Kill That Nigger Dead (Cage, vocal and fiddle; Thomas, vocal and guitar)
Lil' Son Jackson - The Onliest Way (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - My Father's Style (guitar solo)
J.B. Lenoir - So It Rocked On (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - Move To Kansas City (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - When She Comes Back (spoken)
Otis Spann - Poor Country Boy (vocal, with own piano)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Ain't No Easy Thing (spoken)
Mance Lipscomb - Evil Heart Blues (vocal and own piano)
Blind Arvella Gray - A Roughneck (spoken)
Roosevelt Sykes - West Helena Blues (vocal and guitar)
Will Shade - Days Of Nineteen-Hundred (spoken)
Will Shade - Newport News Blues (vocal and own guitar)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Whistling Alex Moore - Come and Get Me (vocal and own piano)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Brother John Sellers - Move Back For What? (spoken)
J. B. Lenoir - I Been Down So Long (vocal and own guitar)

Jasper Love - Santa Fé Blues (vocal and piano)
John Lee Hooker - Somewhere Down The Line (spoken)
Robert Curtis Smith - I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - Only Places They Can Go (spoken)
Otis Spann - People Calls Me Lucky (vocal and own piano)
Henry Townsend - What Have I Committed (spoken)
James Butch Cage - Tween Midnight And Day (vocal and own guitar)

Little Brother Montgomery - Walking Basses (spoken) #
Little Brother Montgomery - Dud Low Joe (piano solo) #
Little Brother Montgomery - It's A Barrelhouse Blues (spoken) # []
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues (vocal with piano) #
Little Brother Montgomery - They Beat Me To Chicago (spoken) # []
Roosevelt Sykes - They All Called Him 'Pork Chops' (spoken)
Roosevelt Sykes - Forty-Four Blues (vocal and own piano)
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Doctor Clayton And Me (spoken) []
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Take A Little Walk With Me (vocal with own electric guitar, with Sunnyland Slim, piano) []
Edwin Buster Pickens - To Have The Blues Within (spoken)
Mance Lipscomb - Blues In The Bottle (vocal and own guitar)

CD tracks:
- So Much Good Feeling - Boogie Woogie Red
- A Little Different - Willie Thomas
- Kill That Nigger Dead - James "Butch" Cage & Willie Thomas
- The Onliest Way - Lil Son Jackson
- My Father's Style / So It Rocked On / Move To Kansas City - J.B. Lenoir
- When She Come Back / Poor Country Boy - Otis Spann
- Ain't No Easy Thing - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Evil Heart Blues - Mance Lipscomb
- A Roughneck - Blind Arvella Gray
- West Helena Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Days of 1900 / Newport News Blues - Will Shade
- Chock House Days / Come and Get Me - Whistling Alex Moore
- Move Back! For What? - Brother John Sellers
- Been Down So Long - J.B. Lenoir
- A Place They Call Boots' - James "Stump" Johnson []
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown []
- They Called Us Gandy Dancers / Work Songs / John Henry - Blind Arvella Gray with Blind James Brewer []
- Santa Fe Train - Edwin "Buster" Pickens
- Most Reason I Sing - Robert Curtis Smith
- Santa Fe Blues - Jasper Love
- Somewhere Down The Line - John Lee Hooker
- I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change - Robert Curtis Smith
- Only Places They Can Go / People Call Me Lucky - Otis Spann
- What Have I Committed? - Henry Townsend
- 'Tween Midnight And Day - James "Butch" Cage

- Walking Basses / Dud Low Joe / The First Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery #
- They Call Him "Pork Chops" / Forty-Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Blues In The Bottle - Mance Lipscomb
- To Have The Blues Within - Edward "Buster" Pickens
- Colorado Springs Blues - Edwin "Buster" Pickens []

# rec. July 14, 1960 in Chicago, IL; LP resp. CD accompanying Paul Oliver's book by the same title

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

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Decca LK 4664

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2nd ed. (1997) of book
(with enclosed CD)

12a1965Piano Blues 1927-1933

- Midnight Rambler's Blues - Bert M. Mays
- Oh-Oh Blues - Bert M. Mays
- Larceny Woman Blues - Rudy Foster
- Dying Pickpocket Blues - Rudy Foster
- Black Gal Makes Thunder - Jack O'Diamonds
- Corn Trimmer Blues - Jack O'Diamonds
- The Ducks Yas Yas - James Bat Robinson
- Humming Blues - James Bat Robinson

- On The Wall - Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars - Louise Johnson

- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Polock Blues - Jabo Williams
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
- Graveyard Blues - Turner Parrish
- Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More - Turner Parrish

notes by Paul Oliver



Riverside RM/RLP 8809

= Pierre Cardin presente
93518 (Fr 1975)

131965Little Brother Montgomery: Spirituals

Xtra 1018 track sequence:
- Rock Of Ages
- Zion To God
- Come Out The Wilderness
- I Got A Father
- This Train
- When The Saints Go Marchin' In
- God Be With You

- Just Got Over
- It Pays To Serve Jesus
- Down By The Riverside
- On The Evergreen Shore
- In The Blood
- She Has Gone To Heaven #
- I'll Be There

Folkways FTS 31042 track sequence:
- Rock Of Ages
- Zion Of God
- Wilderness
- He'll Understand # []
- I Got A Father
- This Train
- Now When The Saints Go Marching In
- God Be With You

- Veil Of Beulah [on back cover: Benlah] (p solo) []
- Down By The Riverside
- Over On The Evergreen Shore
- In The Blood
- Just Got Over At Last [track not mentioned on front & back cover]
- It Pays To Serve Jesus
- She Has Gone To Heaven #
- I'll Be There

[] tracks not included on XTRA 1018

rec. 1961 in Chicago by Moses Asch; Little Brother Montgomery. voc, p; # Booker T. Washington, voc; # Gladys Hawthorne, voc; Mike McKendrick, voc, g; Bill Martin, tp
Folkways FTS 31042: tape mastered by Nick Perls; compiled by David A. Jasen


= XTRA 1018 (UK 1965)
"Spirituals"

XTRA discography

notes by Stephen Calt


click to read notes (pdf) at Smithsonian Folkways
Folkways FTS 31042 (1975)
"Church Songs played on
the piano and sung by ..."

141966American Folk Blues Festival '66

Vol. 1: Amiga 855114
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love

Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking
Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It
Big Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete

Junior Wells
- Sheckin' On My Baby [sic!]
- Vietnam Blues #
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie #
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly

Vol. 2: Amiga 855126
Otis Rush
- It Takes Time #
Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time #
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault [actually "Sweet Little Angel"]

Little Brother Montgomery
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie #
Sleepy John Estes
- Yellow Jam Blues #

Junior Wells
- Over Yonders Walls #
Sippie Wallace
- Women Keep Your Mouth Shut #
Junior Wells
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Feeling Happy #

# not on Fontana 885 431 BY

Fontana 885 431 BY
Roosevelt Sykes@ youtube
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love

Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking
Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault [actually "Sweet Little Angel"]

Junior Wells@ youtube
- Checkin' On My Baby
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- Roll 'Em Pete


rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 1 Amiga 855114
(GDR 1969)

click to enlarge !
= Amiga 855114 (GDR 1979)

click to enlarge !
= Amiga CD 82876-63060-2
(2004)

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 2 Amiga 855126
(GDR 1969)

click to enlarge !
= Amiga 855126 (GDR 1979)

click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
= Amiga CD 82876-63061-2
(2004)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana 885 431 BY


Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 65-66


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

L + R discography

151966Piano Blues

Walter Roland
- Big Mama
- Dice's Blues
Sylvester Palmer
- Broke Man Blues
Mississippi Jook Band
- Skippy Whippy
Wesley Wallace
- Fanny Les Blues
- Number 29
Jabbo Williams
- Pratt City Blues

Walter Davis
- M & O Blues
Romeo Nelson
- Dyin' Rider Blues
Louise Johnson
- On The Wall
Roosevelt Sykes
- Lost All I Had Blues

Little Brother Montgomery
- The First Time I Met You [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]
Jabbo Williams
- Jab Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Good Woman Blues
compiled and edited
by Samuel Charters

RBF 12

read notes

RBF discography

161966"Little Brother" MONTGOMERY

- All My Love (A)
- She's My One And All Desire (B)

7 inch 45 rpm

FM 1000
16a1967LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY TRIO

- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (0103) (instr)
- The Rocks (0306) (= Farish Street Jive) (instr)

rec. November 19, 1967 at Sound Studios in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Charles "Truck" Parham, b; Jim Herndon, dr
session recorded for Lakco; "From LP 12005 'Blind & Dumb Man Blues'"

Blackbird 705
   

- First Time I Met The Blues (0204/5) (2 tks)
- I Ain't No Bulldog (0408/9) (2 tks)
- No Special Rider Boogie (0510/12) (3 tks) #
- Blind And Dumb Man (0613/16) (4 tks)

rec. November 19, 1967 at Sound Studios in Chicago, IL; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Charles "Truck" Parham, b; Jim Herndon, dr
session recorded for Lakco
Lakco unissued

# Earwig LP 4918

171966The Little Brother Montgomery Trio
featuring "Red" Saunders, dr; "Truck" Parham, b; Jeanne Carrol, voc

- New Vicksburg Blues
- Oh Daddy
7 inch 45 rpm



FM 1001
17a196?The Little Brother Montgomery Trio
featuring "Red" Saunders, dr; "Truck" Parham, b

- Mini-Skirt Blues
- Brother Red's Boogie
7 inch 45 rpm



FM 1002
181968Little Brother Montgomery: Farro Street Jive

- Lonesome Mama (instr)
- Alabama Bound
- Sweet Momma Your Daddy's Done Gone Mad (instr)
- I Don't Feel Welcome Here (Stingaree Blues) [on XTRA 1115: alt tk]
- Farro Street Jive (Farish St. (instr)
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (instr)

- No Special Rider Blues
- St. Louis Blues (instr)
- Up The Country Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Dangerous Blues

rec. 1960 in New York by Raeburn Flerlage; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p
cover drawing and design by Craig Mierop
notes by Raeburn Flerlage


click to read notes (pdf) at Smithsonian Folkways
Folkways FT 1014 (mono)
= FTS 31014 (stereo)


= XTRA 1115 (UK)

191969Little Brother Montgomery
with Jeanne Carroll:
No Special Rider


- No Special Rider
- Prisoner Bound Blues
- You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night
- Cow Cow Blues
- Gin House Blues

- New Vicksburg Blues
- London Shout
- Oh, Daddy
- Little Brother’s Early Pieces and History
- No Special Boogie

- Farrish Street Jive *
- Muleface Blues *

* on CD only

rec. September 1, 1969 in Chicago; L. Br. Montgomery, p, voc; Jeanne Carroll, voc; B. Sam Firk, National steel g

Adelphi AD 1003


Adelphi GCD 9913 (1999)

Adelphi discography

201969St. Louis Jimmy / Sunnyland Slim / Little Brother Montgomery: After Hour Blues

St. Louis Jimmy
- Hard Work Boogie
- Your Evil Ways
- I Sit Up All Night
- State Street Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- When I Was Young (Shake It Baby, tk.1)
- When I Was Young (Shake It Baby, tk.2)


Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues #
- A & B Blues #
- After Hour Blues #
- Little Brother Stomp #
- No Special Rider *
- Vicksburg Blues *

# rec. Chicago, 04/19/1949

* rec. Grafton, Wis. c. Sept., 1930 (Paramount 13006)



Biograph BLP 12010

Biograph discography


= Blue Moon BMLP 1.067
(1989)

20a1969Blues Piano
The various roles of the Piano in Early Blues

Cripple Clarence Lofton
- I Don't Know
- Policy Blues
Blind Roosevelt Graves
- Crazy Bout My Baby
- Bustin' The Jug
Shorty Bob Parker
- So Cold In China
- Rain And Snow

- Little Brother Montgomery
- Farish Street Jive

Springback James
- Texas Heifer Blues
- Stingaree Mama Blues
Mississippi Jook Band
- Skippy Whippy
- Dangerous Woman
Lee Brown
- Down By the M and O
- Jeff Davis Highway
Pinetop & Lindberg
- East Chicago Blues





Saydisc Matchbox SDR 146

Savoy Brown: Blue Matter.- Decca LK 4994 1969
including a cover of Little Brother Montgomery's 'Vicksburg Blues'
Bob Hall, p & Chris Youlden, voc; rec. March 19-21, 1968
20b1970John Jeremy's Film
Blues Like Showers Of Rain
@ youtube

Gus Cannon
- My Money Never Runs Out
J.B. Lenoir
- It Hurts Me So Bad (Someday Baby)
Willie Thomas, James 'Butch' Cage & Grandson
- Little Red Rooster

Little Brother Montgomery
- Trembling Blues
J.B. Lenoir
- I Feel Like Playing My Box
Sunnyland Slim & Robert Lockwood
- Take a Little Walk With Me
Wade Walton & R.C. Smith
- Barbershop Rhythm
J.B. Lenoir
- I Been Don So Long [from Decca 4664]
Otis Spann
- People Call Me Lucky
Willie Thomas & James 'Butch' Cage
- Penitentiary Blues
Sunnyland Slim & Robert Lockwood Jr.
- Prison Bound
J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say (Stand By Me)
Willie Thomas & James 'Butch' Cage
- Kill That Nigger Dead
J.B. Lenoir
- It Hurts Me So Bad (Someday Baby)
Robert Curtis Smith
- Blues
click to enlarge !
Kay 014 KJ (1979)
(30 minutes)

click to enlarge !
= Rhapsody 8022 (1986)

click to enlarge !
(=) Vestapol DVD 13003
(2003 "bonus track")
"Legends of Country
Blues Guitar Vol. 1"

211971Little Brother Montgomery:
Rare Recordings 1930 - 1969


- No Special Rider Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Louisiana Blues
- Frisco Hi
- Ball Blues
- Something Keeps A-Worrying Me
- Chinese Man Blues
- Louisiana Blues pt. 2
- Muleface Rag
- Cow Cow Blues

- Vicksburg Blues
- In The Evening
- Michigan Water Blues
- Winding Ball Blues
- New Vicksburg Blues (Jeanne Caroll, voc)
- O Daddy
- Brother Red's Boogie
notes by
Derrick Stewart-Baxter



Saydisk/Matchbox SDR-213




= Autogram (Monogram)
RSE-03 (D 1987)

221971Blues 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)

231972Barrelhouse Blues 1927-1936

Bob Call
- Thirty-One Blues
Barelhouse Welsh
- Dying Pickpocket Blues
Joe Dean
- I'm So Glad I'm Twenty-One Years Old Today
George Noble
- Seminole Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Sam, You're Just A Rat
Louise Johnson
- On The Wall
Montana Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp


Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues No. 2
Charley Taylor
- Heavy Suitcase Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- State Street Jive
Jabo Williams
- Polack Blues
Jesse James
- Ramrod
Raymond Barrow
- Walking Blues
Will Ezell
- Barrelhouse Woman Take 2
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick Perls
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
Yazoo 1028

= Yazoo CD 1028 YAZ

Yazoo discography

241972Blues Piano - Chicago Plus
Blues Originals Vol. 4

Little Johnny Jones
- Chicago Blues
Floyd Dixon
- When I Get Lucky

Little Brother Montgomery
- Shreveport Farewell
Little Johnny Jones
- Hoy Hoy
Floyd Dixon
- Floyd's Blues

Little Brother Montgomery
- Talkin' boogie
Frank Sweet Williams
- Sweet's slow blues

Meade Lux Lewis
- Riff Boogie

Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Floyd Dixon
- Hey Bartender
Little Johnny Jones
- Wait Baby

Little Brother Montgomery
- Farish Street Jive
Floyd Dixon
- Two Piano Blues
Little Johnny Jones
- Up The Line


programmed by Pete Lowry


Atlantic SD-7227 inner gatefold

notes by Pete Lowry



Atlantic SD-7227




= Atlantic P-6187 A (Jp)

251972Blues Piano Orgy

Speckled Red
- Blues Hurt My Tongue To Talk
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dresser Drawers
- Concentration Blues
- Kickin' Motor Scooter
- (New Year's) Resolution Blues #
Sunnyland Slim
- My Baby's Coming With A Marriage License
- Poor Boy #
- Every Time I Get To Drinkin'
- Depression Blues #

Little Brother Montgomery *
- Stendahl Stomp
- Tremblin' Blues
- No Special Rider
- Bass Key Boogie
Memphis Slim
- Five O'Clock Blues
- Nat Dee Special #
Curtis Jones
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues #
- Takin' Off #
- Tin Pan Alley Blues
Otis Spann
- Three-In-One Blues


* all 4 of the 1947 sides, originally meant to be issued on Disc Records

# tracks on CD only
notes by Bob Koester

Delmark 626

= Trio PA-3046 (Jp 1975)


= Trio PA-6211 (Jp 1978)

notes by Bob Koester

Delmark DE-626 (1996)

261972Little Brother Montgomery: Bajez Copper Station
Live at Amsterdam

- Pinetop's Boogie
- Cow Cow Blues
- Doctor, Write Me A Prescription For The Blues
- Farrish Street Jive

- Vicksburg Blues
- Up The Country
- Big Flat Boogie
- Conny Vaughn Tremblin' Blues

CD bonus tracks:
- No Special Rider Blues
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Keep On Drinkin'

rec. live at the Bajes Blues Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands on Oct. 7, 1972






Blues Beacon 1932 113 (D)




Blues Beacon 63. 1002
(D 1982)


= CD BLU-1002 (1993)
(incl. 3 bonus tracks)

= Yazoo CD 1028 YAZ

Blues Bacon discography

271972Little Brother Montgomery
Home Again

Chicago 1972, with Jan Montgomery

- Lonesome Mama Blues
- Tremblin' Blues
- Aggravatin' Papa
- No Special Boogie
- Jan
- St. Louis Blues

- Home Again Blues
- Dangerous Blues
- Up The Country
- I Was So In Love With You
- History Of Little Brother
- After You'Ve Gone

Matchbox SDM-223

Matchbox discography

27a1972Blues For Your Pocket

Blind Willie Johnson
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Son House
- New Pony Blues
Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
Big Bill Broonzy
- Guitar Shuffle
Brownie McGhee
- Sportin' Life Blues

Memphis Slim
- Boogie Woogie Piano Styles

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


compiled by Mike Leadbitter
notes by Mike Leadbitter
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Transatlatic TRA SAM 25

= Guimbarda 30111057 (Sp 1979)

281973Little Brother Montgomery's State Street Swingers: Goodbye Mister Blues
featuring Preston Jackson and Ikey Robinson

- Goodbye Mr. Blues
- South Rampart St. Parade
- Tishomingo Blues
- I Must Get Mine In Front
- Struttin' With Some Barbecue
- Boy In The Boat
- Riverside Blues
- Old Maid Blues
- Saturday Night Function
- Glitsy's Blues
- Wailing Blues
- Goodbye Mr. Blues (alternate)
- Panama Rag

Delmark 663


Delmark DE-663

291973Little Brother Montgomery: Deep South Piano

- I Must Get Mine In Front
- Willie Anderson's Blues
- Jim Jam Blues
- Vanado Anderson Blues
- The 44 (Vicksburg) Blues #
- Hesitatin' Blues

- Bob Martin Blues #
- Mama, You Don't Mean Me No Good #
- Cooney Vaughn's Tremblin' Blues
- Hard, Oh Lord
- Miles Davis Blues
- Yodlin' Blues
- Shreveport Farewell #

# on CD only

rec. September 19, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark; supervision: Karl Emil Knudsen



Storyville SLP 228
= Storyville ST 21204 (Fr)


= Storyville CD 8007 (1991)
"Blues Masters Vol. 7"

Storyville discography

301975Little Brother Montgomery:
Blues Live!

3rd Blues Festival

- Blue Monday Blues
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- I Love You Baby, But You Don't Treat Me No Good
- Cow Cow Blues
- Hesitation Blues
- Chinese Man Blues

- Loomis Gibson Blues
- Going Up The Country Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
- Ii The Evening
- First Time I Met The Blues

rec. July 20 & 29, 1975 live at Hibiya-Yagai-Ongaku-Do, Tokyo, Japan

Trio PA-3087

= Vivid Sound VSCD-011
(1999)

30a1976Edith Wilson with Little Brother Montgomery and the State Street Ramblers: He May Be Your Man... But He Comes To See Me Sometime!

- Mistreatin' Blues
- Hesitating Blues
- He May Be Your Man
- Easin' Away From Me
- That Same Dog
- Hey! Hey! Boogie

- Poppa-Mama Blues
- Slow Creepin' Blues
- My Handy Man Ain't Handy Anymore
- Twiddlin'
- Put A Little Love In Everything You Do

rec. July 5, 1973 at Sound Studios Chicago, IL
notes by Paige Van Vorst



Delmark DS 637

= Delmark DD 637 (1993)

311976The Devil's Music
from the BBC T.V. series

Mississippi and Memphis Blues
Sam Chatmon
- Stop And Listen
Big Joe Williams
- Highway 49
Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Drink Of Water
Sam Chatmon
- Sam's Rag
Big Joe Williams
- Watergate Blues
Sam Chatmon
- Who Gonna Love You Tonight
Booker White
- Aberdeen Mississippi

Mose Vinson
- When You Got Rid Of My Mule
Sonny Blake
- One Room Country Shack
- Bring It On Home To Me
Joe Wilkins
- Mr. Downchild
Houston Stackhouse
- Mean Red Spider
Mose Vinson
- Bugle Call Blues
Laura Dukes
- Crawdad


Chicago Blues
The Aces
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Billy Boy Arnold
- Somebody Help Me
Fenton Robinson
- Somebody Loan Me A Dime
Good Rockin' Charles
- Don't Start Me To Talkin'
Fenton Robinson
- You Don't Know What Love Is
Joe Carter
- It Hurts Me Too

Billy Boy Arnold
- She Fooled Me
The Aces
- Blue Shadows
Good Rockin' Charles
- Shake Your Boogie

Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Edith Wilson
- Yankee Doodle Blues

Little Brother Montgomery
- I Ain't Got No Special Rider Now
DLP
notes by Giles Oakley
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Red Lightnin' RL0033

click to enlarge !
= Indigo IGOTCD 2537
(2003; 3 CDs)

31a19??Dealing With The Devil  Volume 2
The Devil's Music as sung and played by ...

Jimmy Cotton
- Dealing With The Devil
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Rockin And Whoopin
- Born With The Blues

Little Brother Montgomery
- New Vicksburgh Blues
Roosevelt Sykes
- Hot Nuts
Jimmy Rushing
- St. Louis Blues


Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinkin'
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Jet Plane Blues

Little Brother Montgomery
- Farrish St. Jive
Roosevelt Sykes
- Sweet Old Chicago
Jimmy Rushing
- Am I Blue

EMI (One-Up) OU 2192
321976Juke Joint Blues Piano

Walter Davis
- M&O Blues
- Don't You Want To Go
Charlie McFadden
- Piggly Wiggly Blues
'Stump' Johnson
- Money Blues
Memphis Slim
- Grinder Man Blues
Ida Mae Mack
- Goodbye Rider
Curtis Henry
- G-Man Blues


Little Brother Montgomery
- The First Time I Met You [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]
- Out West Blues
Tommy Griffin
- Young Heifer Blues
Frank Tannehill
- Rollin' Stone
Robert Cooper
- West Dallas Drag
Andy Boy
- Church Street Blues
- Evil Blues



RCA RA 5709 (Jp 1976)


= MCA/Victor MCA-3537 (Jp)

331977Little Brother Montgomery:
Crescent City Blues


- The Woman I Love Blues
- Pleading Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Mama You Don't Mean Me No Good
- Misled Blues
- The First Time I Met The Blues
- A & V Railroad Blues
- Tantalizing Blues

- Vicksburg Blues Part III
- Louisiana Blues
- Santa Fe Blues
- Something Keeps A-Worrying Me
- Out West Blues
- Leaving Town Blues
- West Texas Blues
- Never Go Wrong Blues


- Sweet Petunia Stomp ("Monkey Joe" Coleman, voc)
- Gonna Beat It Back To Memphis (Coleman)
- Monkey Joe Got The Blues (Coleman)
- Hard Time Blues (Coleman)
- Black Pony Blues (Annie Turner, voc)
- Deceived Blues (Turner)
- Workhouse Blues (Turner)
- Hard On You (Turner)

- Sorrowful Blues
- Mistreatin' Man Blues
- Chinese Man Blues
- Farish Street Jive
- Crescent City Blues
- Shreveport Farewell
- Goodbye, Luck To You (George Guesnon, voc)

rec. 1935-1937
DLP
notes by Jim O'Neal



RCA / Bluebird AXM2-5522
341977Paramount 1929-1930
'whip it to a jelly' (The Piano Blues Vol. 1)

Charlie Spand
- Moanin' The Blues
- Mississippi Blues
Blind Leroy Garnett
- Chain 'Em Down
- Louisiana Glide

Little Brother
- No Special Rider
- Vicksburg Blues
Wesley Wallace
- Fanny Lee Blues
- No. 29

Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars
- All Night Long Blues
Will Ezell
- Pitchin' Boogie
- Heifer Dust
Charles Avery
- Dearborn St. Breakdown
James Wiggins
- Forty-Four Blues
Henry Brown
- Henry Brown Blues
Blind Blake / Spand
- Hastings St.

foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett



Magpie PY 4401

= Magpie PYCD 01
(four add'l tracks)

Magpie discography

351977Postscripts, 1927-33
The Piano Blues Vol. 5

Little Brother Montgomery
- Frisco Hi-Ball
Turner Parrish
- Trenches
Roosevelt Sykes
- 44 Blues
Mozelle Alderson
- Tight Whoopee
Sammy Brown
- Jockey Blues
Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jame Robinson
- Humming Blues
Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Holy Roll

Cow Cow Davenport
- Atlanta Rag
Pinetop & Lindberg
- 4-11-44
Lonnie Clark
- Down In Tennessee
Skip James
- If You Haven't Any Hay
Charlie Spand
- Soon This Morning No 2
Herve Duerson
- Avenue Strut
Stump Johnson
- Bound To Be A Monkey
Kingfish Bill Tomlin
- Hot Box

Magpie PY 4405

Magpie discography

361978Little Brother Montgomery:
Little Brother


- I Keep Drinkin'
- Just The Blues
- Farish street Jive - Take One
- New Vicksburg Blues
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
- I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll

- Cow Cow Blues
- Chinese Man Blues
- Farish Street Jive - Take Three
- Old Maid Blues
- Canadian Sunset
- Buddy Bolden's Blues

rec. 1960 in England



Aves 0059.012


= Aves/Intercord 146.502 (D)

371978Rare Gems

Little Brother Montgomery
- Ain't Nobody Here But Me #
- Buddy Bolden's Blues #
- Prescription For The Blues #
- Salty Dog #
John Lee Granderson
- Bumble Bee #
Robert Nighthawk
- Murderin' Blues #
- Medley: Annie Lee & Sweet Black Angel #
Otis Spann
- Hotel Lorraine #
- Blues For Martin Luther King #
Johnnie Jones * with Billy Boy Arnold
- Worried Life Blues #
- I Hear My Black Name Ringing # *
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Glory Glory Hallelujah #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Moan #
- Screamin' And Cryin' #
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop *, Paul Butterfield $ and Billy Boy Arnold +
- So Glad You're Mine # *
- Diggin' My Potatoes # *$
- Three Harp Boogie # *$+
Robert Pete Williams
- Ugly Man Blues #
J. B. Lenoir
- My Dear Old Mother
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Someday Baby #


# on Rounder CD

rec. early to mid 1960s in Chicago; prod. by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !
Roots TR 1005 (US)
= TK Records TKR 82539
(UK)

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
reissued on Bullseye/
Rounder CD BEYE9530
(1993) "Rare Chicago Blues
1962-68"

381979Big Four 1933-1941
'will satisfy your mind' (The Piano Blues Vol. 12)

Little Brother
- Farrish Street Jive
- Vicksburg Blues - part 3
- Shreveport Farewell
- Louisiana Blues - part 2
Walter Davis
- Big Jack Engine
- I Can Tell
- Sweet Sixteen
- Frisco Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Big Legs Ida
- Low As A Toad
- Let Me Hang My Stocking
Stingback James
- Bad Luck Ever Change?
- New Red Cross
- Snake Hip Blues
- See For Yourself
- Poor Coal Loader
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett

Magpie PY 4412

Magpie discography

38a1979Blues Giants
Masters of Jazz Vol. 15

LP 1
- Southern Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Jasper's Gal - Memphis Slim
- Anytime Is The Right Time - Roosevelt Sykes
- New Shake 'Em On Down - Tommy McClennan
- Willow Tree Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Anna Lou Blues - Tampa Red
- Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
- Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo

- Early In The Morning - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Milk Cow Blues - Big Bill Broonzy

- Pleading Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Get Yourself Together - Lonnie Johnson
- Walkin' And Drinkin' - Roosevelt Sykes
- Evil Blues - Washboard Sam
- Let Me In Your Saddle - Walter Davis
- Key To The Highway - William 'Jazz' Gillum



LP 2
- Beer Drinking Woman - Memphis Slim
- Crawlin' Kingsnake - Big Joe Williams
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather

- Louisiana Blues part 2 - Little Brother Montgomery
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Look On Yonder Blues - William 'Jazz' Gillum
- Coal And Iceman Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- My Stove Don't Work - Casey Bill Weldon

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







RCA CL 42858 (UK)
391980Chicago Breakdown

Little Brother Montgomery
- Hesitatin' Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Minglewood Town
Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown
Big Joe Williams
- I Feel So Worried
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- V 8 Ford Blues
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay


Little Brother Montgomery with Michael Bloomfield
- Michigan Water Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
Dr. Ross
- Hobo Blues
Big Joe Williams and Paul Butterfield
- Stack O' Dollars
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- Polly Put The Kettle On
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
notes by Norman Dayron
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Takoma TAK 7071

click to enlarge !
= Sonet SNTF 863


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues"

Takoma discography

401980Rare Blues

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- I Ain't Got Nobody
Son House
- Preachin' The Blues
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down


Little Brother Montgomery
- The Pleadin' Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- Lend Me Your Love
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Two Trains Running
Big Joe Williams
- Whistling Pines
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- O Lord I Want You To Help Me
notes by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Takoma TAK 7081

notes by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Sonet SNTF 853
= Sonet RISLP-14115


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues"

Takoma discography

411980Little Brother Montgomery: Tishomingo Blues

- No Special Rider
- I Would Not Dring No Whisky
- Twelfth Street Rag
- Tishomingo Blues
- I'm Sure Of Everything But You
- The Chinese Man Blues
- Brother's Boogie Woogie

- Cow Cow Blues
- Mule Face Blues
- Home Again Blues
- Farrish Street Jive
- Tremblin' Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Shreveport Farewell

rec. March 1980 at 100 Club, London; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; prod. by John Stedman
notes by Tony Russell



JSP 1015

JSP discography

421981Big Joe Williams, Memphis Slim, Little Brother Montgomery

Big Joe Williams
- Cottage Grove
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Bessemer Baby
- Baby Please Don't Go (tks. 1 & 2)
- Highway 49
- Shake Your Boogie
- Jump Baby Jump

Big Joe Williams
- Mean Mistreater
- Prison Bound

Little Brother Montgomery
- Keep Drinkin'
- Boogie
Memphis Slim
- I Wonder What's The Matter
- Best Girl I Ever Had
notes by Alan Balfour



Flyright 577

(=) Flyright CD 31 (1990)
Chicago piano 1951-58
from JOB & Cobra

Flyright discography

431981Chicago Blues - A Quarter Century

LP 1
Big Road To Chicago
Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
- Fish Tail
- Cool Driver
- Ain't Doin' No Good
Floyd Jones
- Dark Road
Moody Jones
- Rough Treatment
- Why Should I Worry
- Please Somebody


5 Long Years At Steel Mill
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- Hard Head Woman
J.T. Brown
- My Gal Went Away
- Soup Line
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
Son Joe
- I'd Write A Letter

Little Brother Montgomery
- Keep On Drinkin'
Memphis Slim
- Black Cat Crossed My Trail



LP 2
Chicago Blues Is Killing Me
Baby Face Leroy
- Blues Is Killing Me
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Pet Rabbit
John Lee Henley
- Knockin' On Lula Mae's Door
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie
J.B. Lenoir
- Let It Roll
John Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow


Just Blowing
Louis Meyers
- Just Wailing
- Bluesy
Big Walter Horton
- Have A Good Time
- Need My Baby
Little Willie Foster
- Crying The Blues
- Little Girl
Junior Wells with Earl Hooker
- Calling All Blues



LP 3
Down Home Child Grown Up
Sunnyland Slim
- Down Home Child
- Over Night
- Highway 61
Lee Jackson
- Fishin' In My Pond
- I'll Just Keep Walking
Arbee Stidham
- When I Find My Baby
Homesick James
- Crossroads


Rather Fight Than Switch
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry
- Try To Quit You Baby
Shakey Jake with Magic Sam
- Call Me If You Need Me
Jesse Fortune
- Too Many Cooks
- Heavy Heart Beat
A.C. Reed
- I'd Rather Fight Than Switch
Ricky Allen
- Ouch!



LP 4
Hard Times Follow Me
Fenton Robinson
- From My Heart
- Say You're Leavin'
Mighty Joe Young
- Hard Times
Earl Hooker
- Blues In D Natural
Lonnie Brooks
- Figure Head
Reggie Boyd
- Nothing But Poison
Andrew Brown
- You Better Stop


Sing The Way I Feel
Koko Taylor
- Honky Tonky
Big Moose
- Rambling Woman
- Foot Race
Big Mac
- Rough Dried Woman
Detroit Jr.
- The Way I Feel
- Call My Job
Bobby Rush
- I Don't Know
Buster Benton
- Money Is The Name Of The Game
4 LP set
click to enlarge !

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P-Vine PLP-9022-9025 (Jp)
441983Piano Blues Legends

Professor Longhair
- P.L. Bounce
Lyin' Joe Holley
- Sea-Sick & Waterbound
- With You On My Mind
- Mother Fuyer
- Goin' Down Slow

Little Brother Montgomery
- St. Louis Blues

Otis Spann
- T.99
- Blood Stains On The Wall
- Why Should I Cry
- Blues Ain't Nothing' But A Botheration
- I Got A Gal

JSP 1056

JSP discography

44a1983Little Brother Montgomery And The Jazz All Stars

- How Long Blues
- Oh Daddy!
- Chicago Town Blues
- She's My One And All Desire
- All Of My Love

- Little Brother's Boogie
- Your Love Is So Incredible
- Tishomingo Blues
- Mule Face



FM 2001
44b1986Atlantic Blues: Piano

- Yancey Special - Jimmy Yancey
- Talkin' Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- Mournful Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Farish Street Jive - Little Brother Montgomery *
- Salute To Pinetop - Jimmy Yancey
- Vicksburg Blues 1951 - Little Brother Montgomery *
- Shave 'Em Dry - Jimmy Yancey

- Frankie And Johnny - Champion Jack Dupree
- T.B. Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Strollin' - Champion Jack Dupree
- Ball The Wall - Professor Longhair *
- Tipitina - Professor Longhair
- Blue Sender - Vann Piano Man Walls
- After Midnight - Vann Piano Man Walls


- Roll 'Em Pete - Joe Turner with Pete Johnson, p
- 'Fore Day Rider - Jay McShann
- Cherry Red - Jay McShann Joe Turner with Pete Johnson, p *
- My Chile - Jay McShann
- Cow Cow Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Albert's Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis

- Ray's Blues - Ray Charles *
- Low Society - Ray Charles
- A Bit Of Soul - Ray Charles *
- Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon
- Floyd's Blues - Floyd Dixon
- After Hours Blues - Texas Johnny Brown
- Junco Partner - Doctor John
- I Don't Know - Willie Mabon


* not included on CD reissue
2 LP set
notes by Jim O'Neal

Atlantic 7-81694-1

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"

451987Little Brother Montgomery:
These Are What I Like

Unissued Recordings Vol. 1

- Mr. Freddie Blues
- Railroad Blues
- Old Louisiana Blues
- Trembling Blues
- I Ain't No Bulldog
- Trumpets Farm Blues
- Farish Street Jive

- Pinetop's Boogie
- The Fives
- No Special Rider Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Up The Country
- Suitcase Blues

rec. 1960 by Francis Wilford Smith
notes by Francis Smith
and Bob Hall



Magpie PY 4451

= Magpie PYCD 04

Magpie discography

461988Little Brother Montgomery
Those I Liked I Learned

Unissued Recordings Vol. 2

- Wang Wang Blues
- Prescription For The Blues
- Caldonia No. 1 and No. 2
- Kansas City Kitty
- Careless Love
- Ain't Nobody's Business
- You Shall

- Do Right Mama
- Black Snake Blues
- Golf Coast Blues
- Lonesome Mama Blues
- The Cooter Crawl
- Hesitation Blues
- Lonesome Road Blues
- Trouble In Mind

rec. 1960 by Francis Wilford Smith
notes by Paul Oliver

Magpie PY 4452

= Magpie PYCD 05

Magpie discography

47198?Little Brother Montgomery:
Masters Of The Blues Vol. 9
- The Woman I Love Blues
- Pleading Blues
- Vicksburg Blues. No. 2
- Mama You Don't Mena Me No Good
- The First Time I Met You # [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]
- Farish Street Jive #
- Crescent City Blues #

- Vicksburg Blues No. 3 #
- Out West Blues #
- Leaving Town Blues #
- West Texas Blues #
- Never Go Wrong Blues #
- Mistreatin' Woman Blues #
- Shreveport Blues #

rec. New Orleans, Aug. 10, 1935

# rec. Oct. 16, 1936



Collector's Classics CC 35
47a1989Roots Of The Postwar Blues

- New Little Pretty Mama (Tee-Ninecy Mama) - Leroy's Buddy
- Crawling King Snake - Tony Hollins
- If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home) - Memphis Minnie
- A Hard Pill To Swallow - Son Bond
- Beer Drinking Woman - Memphis Slim
- Sweet Man Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- West Coast Blues - Walter Davis
- Mattie Mae Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Tired Of Your Low Down Ways - Leroy Carr
- Piggly Wiggly - Charlie McFadden
- My Little Machine - Sonny Boy Williamson

- First Time I Met You - Little Brother Montgomery [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]
- Black Angel Blues - Bessie Jackson
- Renewed Love Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Rough Treatment - Bumble Bee Slim
- She Fooled Me - Washboard Sam


notes by Tom Carter
[= Mike Rowe]

Swingtime/Bluetime BT 2015
(Dk)
481990Grinder Man Blues
Masters of the Blues Piano

Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues No. 2
- Mama, You Don’t Mean Me No Good
- Santa Fe Blues
- Chinese Man Blues
- Farish Street Jive
- Shreveport Farewell
Memphis Slim
- Beer Drinking Woman
- Grinder Man Blues
- You Got To Help Me Some
- Me, Myself And I
- Whiskey And Gin Blues
- Lend Me Your Love
Big Maceo Merriweather
- Worried Life Blues
- County Jail Blues
- So Long Baby
- Texas Stomp
- Kid Man Blues
- Chicago Breakdown



RCA CD 2098-2-R
491990Little Brother Montgomery At Home

- The Rocks   @ Spotify
- Louisiana Blues   @ Spotify
- Brother Red's Boogie   @ Spotify
- Without You Sweetheart #   @ Spotify
- Suitcase Blues   @ Spotify
- Jan   @ Spotify
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie   @ Spotify

- Hard, Oh Lord   @ Spotify
- I'm Gonna Build My Bed on the Bottom of The Deep Blue Sea   @ Spotify
- Yankee Doodle Blues #   @ Spotify
- I'm Going Back To Old Tennessee   @ Spotify
- No Special Rider Blues   @ Spotify
- Mini Skirt Blues   @ Spotify
- Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans   @ Spotify

rec. 1967 - 1982

# Jan Montgomery, voc

Earwig LP/CD 4918
49a1990Chicago Piano 1951 - 1958 from Cobra and JOB

Sunnyland Slim
- Highway 61
- It's You Baby
- Over Night
- That Woman
- 'Fore Day Bounce
Floyd Jones
- Big World
Sunnyland Slim
- Mary Lee
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- Hard Headed Woman
- It's Miserable To Be Alone
Charles Clark
- Row Your Boat
Memphis Slim
- I Wonder What's The Matter
- I Can't Live Without You
- Best Gal I Ever Had
- So Tired
- Need My Baby

Little Brother Montgomery
- Keep Drinkin'
- Boogie
Moody Jones
- Please Somebody
J.T. Brown
- Short Dresses
notes by Chris Smith

Flyright FLYCD 31

Flyright discography


= Paula PCD-15 (1991 US)

49b1991The Paramount Piano Blues 1928-32, Vol. 1

- Evil Woman Blues - James Wiggins
- Forty-Four Blues - James Wiggins
- Chain 'Em Down - James Wiggins
- Lousianna Glide - Blind Leroy Garnett
- Mississippi Blues - Charlie Spand
- Moanin' The Blues - Charlie Spand
- Hastings Street - Charlie Spand
- Pitchin' Boogie - Baby Jay
- Heifer Dust - William Ezell
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown
- Down In Tennessee - Lonnie Clark
- Dearborn St. Breakdown - Charles Avery
- All Night Long Blues - Louise Johnson
- By The Moon And Stars - Louise Johnson

- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Fanny Lee Blues - Wesley Wallace
- No. 29 - Wesley Wallace
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Skip James
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
click to enlarge !
Black Swan HCD-11
501992Little Brother Montgomery:
Complete Recorded Works 1930-1936


- No Special Rider Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Louisiana Blues, tk A
- Louisiana Blues, tk B *
- Frisco Hi-Ball Blues
- The Woman I Love Blues
- Pleading Blues
- Vicksburg Blues No. 2
- Mama, You Don't Mean Me No Good
- Misled Blues
- The First Time I Met You [aka "The First Time I Met The Blues"]
- A. & V. Railroad Blues
- Tantalizing Blues
- Vicksburg Blues, pt. 3
- Louisiana Blues, pt. 2
- Santa Fe Blues
- Something Keeps A-Worryin' Me
- Out West Blues
- Leaving Town Blues
- West Texas Blues
- Never Go Wrong Blues
- Sorrowful Blues
- Mistreatin' Woman Blues
- Chinese Man Blues
- Farish Street Jive
- Crescent City Blues
- Shreveport Farewell

* on P-Vine CD only

Document DOCD 5109


= P-Vine 5758 (Jp 2002)

511994Little Brother Montgomery:
Complete Recorded Works 1930-1954

Vocal Accompaniments & Early Post-War Recordings 1930-1954

- Good Grinding (Irene Scruggs)
- Borrowed Love (Irene Scruggs)
- Must Get Mine In Front (Irene Scruggs)
- Back To The Wall (Irene Scruggs)
- Monkey Man Blues (Minnie Hicks)
- Sweet Rider (Minnie Hicks)
- Black Pony Blues (Annie Turner)
- Deceived Blues (Annie Turner)
- Workhouse Blues (Annie Turner)
- Hard On You (Annie Turner)
- Goodbye, Good Luck To You ("Creole" George Guesnon)
- El Ritmo
- Swingin' With Lee
- Long Time Ago
- Woman That I Love
- Vicksburg Blues
- A & B Blues
- After Hours Blues
- Little Brother Stomp
- Mule Face Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
- Vicksburg Blues
- Crescent City Blues
- Winding Ball Blues

Document DOCD 6034
51a1999Broke, Black And Blue
An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities

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


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

- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery

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


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


4 CD set,   40 page
booklet by Joop Visser





Proper CDBOX 7 (UK 1999)
51b2000Juke Joint Saturday Night - Piano Blues, Rags & Stomps
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

'Jabo' Williams - Pratt City Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Jab's Blues
Louise Johnson - On The Wall
Skip James - If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
Charley Taylor - Heavy Suitcase Blues

Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - No Special Rider Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Polock Blues
Louise Johnson - By The Moon And Stars
Charley Taylor - Louisiana Bound
James Wiggins - Gotta Shave 'Em Dry
Skip James - 22-20 Blues
James Wiggins - Forty-Four Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Fat Mama Blues
'Boodle It' Wiggins - Evil Woman Blues
Louise Johnson - Long Ways From Home
Louise Johnson - All Night Long Blues
Rudy Foster - Black Gal Makes Thunder
Rudy Foster - Corn Trimmer Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Army Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Hot Box
Roosevelt Sykes - 3-6 & 9
Piano Kid Edwards - Gamblin' Man's Prayer


prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith
booklet by Bob Hall

Yazoo CD 2053
522001Rough Treatment: The J.O.B. Records Story

disc 1
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- Late Hours At Midnight - Babyface Leroy
- Pet Rabbit - Babyface Leroy
- How Much More - J.B. Lenoir
- Mojo - J.B. Lenoir
- Boogie Fool - Snooky Pryor
- Crying Shame - Snooky Pryor
- Boogie Twist - Snooky Pryor
- Rough Treatment - Little Hudson
- Don't Hand Around - Little Hudson
- Sweet Woman From Maine - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Dust My Broom - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Dark Road - Floyd Jones,
- Skinny Mama - Floyd Jones
- Kissing In The Dark - Memphis Minnie
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
- Hard Pill To Swallow - John Brim
- Glad I Don't Worry No More - Fat Man
- Please Somebody - Moody Jones

- Keep Drinkin' - Little Brother Montgomery
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie - John Lee
- Man Around My Door - Grace Brim
- Down Home Child - Sunnyland Slim
- Ethel Bea - Little Son Joe
- Ramblin' - Johnny Shines
- Goin' Back To Memphis - Ernest Cotton


disc 2
- Aw Aw Baby - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Pearly B - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Leaving Your Town - Sunnyland Slim
- Overnight - Sunnyland Slim
- Trouble In The Morning - John Brim
- You've Got To Stop This Mess - Fat Man
- Eighty Nine Ten - Snooky Pryor
- Raising Sand - Snooky Pryor
- Things Going So Tough With Me - Little Hudson
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- Play A Little While - J.B. Lenoir
- People Are Meddling - J.B. Lenoir
- Knockin' On Lula's Mae's Door - John Lee
- Big World - Floyd Jones
- On The Road Again - Floyd Jones
- Brutal Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines
- Cool Driver - Johnny Shines
- Hospitality Blues - Grace Brim
- Louella - Babyface Leroy
- Blues Is Killing Me - Babyface Leroy
- Blue Coat Man - Eddie Boyd
- Little Too Late - Little Son Joe
- Why Should I Worry - Moody Jones

- Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- World Of Trouble - Memphis Minnie
- Drinking Woman - John Brim
- Uh'm Beautiful - Ernest Cotton
2 CD set

Westside CD WESD 233
532004I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume Three

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



CD Two
Willie Mabon
- Somebody´s Got To Pay
Big Walter Horton
- West Side Blues
- Tin Pan Alley
- This Is It
Sunnyland Slim
- Prison Bound
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Hot Potatoes
- One Room Country Shack

Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Johnny Young
- You Got Bad Blood, I Think You Need A Shoot
Washboard Sam
- Mama Don´t Allow
Big Joe Williams
- Rootin´ Groundhog
- Southern Blues
- King´s Highway Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Improvisations and Interview
- Drive 'em Down Special
- Improvisations and Interview
- I Feel Like A Millionaire
- Improvisations and Interview
- Barrelhouse Woman
- Improvisations and Interview
2 CD set



Jefferson Records
SBACD 12658/9


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943.- Oxford (Clarendon), 4th ed. 1997, pp. 144, 333, 651-652, 932
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, pp. 466-468
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/ebony.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/ebony1950s.html
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/l/montgome.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/r/sykes.htm

source of left column picture: Front cover of Earwig 4918

thanks to David J Costa, Russell Shore, Peter Brown, Rob van den Handel and Pauli Koivula for additional info / scans


Karl Gert Zur Heide:
Deep South Piano,
The Story Of Little Brother Montgomery
Studio Vista books, 1970

 


Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery'
[read more]

 

Performers of the 'Blues is a Woman' Concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, 1980; (standing, l to r): Koko Taylor, Linda Hopkins, George Wein, Rosetta Reitz, Adelaide Hall, Little Brother Montgomery, Big Mama Thornton, Beulah Bryant; (seated, l to r): Sharon Freeman, Sippie Wallace, Nell Carter; source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Reitz; photographer: Barbara Weinberg Barefield
Performers of the 'Blues is a Woman' Concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, 1980
(standing, l to r): Koko Taylor, Linda Hopkins, George Wein, Rosetta Reitz, Adelaide Hall, Little Brother Montgomery,
Big Mama Thornton, Beulah Bryant; (seated, l to r): Sharon Freeman, Sippie Wallace, Nell Carter

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Reitz; photographer: Barbara Weinberg Barefield

Little Brother Montgomery in Venice/Italy

Stefan Wirz


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