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Washington
Phillips
b. January 11, 1880 (1882?) in Texas
d. September 20, 1954 in Teague, Texas
discography  
Columbia 14277-D; click to enlarge !
Columbia 14277-D  

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Washington Phillips 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#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
11927WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There (145305-1)
- Lift Him Up That's All (145307-2)

rec. December 2, 1927; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither



Columbia 14277-D
21927WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- Denomination Blues - part 1 (145330-1)
- Denomination Blues - part 2 (145331-1)

rec. December 5, 1927; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither



Columbia 14333-D
31927WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- Mother's Last Word To Her Son (145304-2)
- Paul And Silas In Jail (145306-2)

rec. December 2, 1927



Columbia 14369-D
41928WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- Jesus Is My Friend (147574-1)
- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today (147575-1)

rec. December 5, 1928; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither



Columbia 14404-D
51928WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel (147560-2)
- Train Your Child (147561-1)

rec. December 4, 1928; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither



Columbia 14448-D
61929WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter (149500-2)
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom (149501-1)

rec. December 2, 1929; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither



Columbia 14511-D
   

- The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere - part 1 (149502-2)
- The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere - part 2 (149503-2)
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - Part 1 (149504-2)
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - Part 2 (149505-2)

rec. December 2, 1929; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither
Columbia unissued
71929WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

- I Had A Good Father And Mother (149506-2)
- The Church Needs Good Deacons (149507-2)

rec. December 2, 1929; Dallas, Tx.; Washington Phillips, voc, zither



Columbia 14566-D

LP / CD compilations
81966In The Spirit Volume 1

Bukka White
- I Am In The Heavenly Way
Skip James
- Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
Charlie Patton
- You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die
Blind Joe Taggart
- The Storm Is Passing Over
Patton and Lee
- Oh Death
Rev. D.C. Rice
- No Night There
McIntorsh and Edwards
- Take A Stand
Elder Richard Bryant
- Watch Ye, Therefore, You Know Not The Day

Rev. F.W. McGee
- He Is The Saviour For Me
Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers
- Sinner, I'd Make A Change
Rev. D.C. Rice
- Sure Foundation
Blind Mamie Forehand
- Honey In The Rock
Duckett and Norwood
- I Want To Go Where Jesus Is
Mother McCollum
- When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
Alfred G. Karnes
- I Am Bound For The Promised Land

Washington Phillips
- I Had A Good Father And Mother

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-12

OJL discography

91966In The Spirit Volume 2

Bukka White
- Promise True And Grand
Blind Willie Davis
- Rock Of Ages
Charlie Patton
- Some Happy Day
Sister Cally Fancy
- Hold To God's Unchanging Hand
Patton and Lee
- Troubled Bout My Mother
Elder Curry
- Memphis Flu
Elder Richard Bryant
- How Much I Owe For Love Devine
McIntorsh and Edwards
- The Latter Rain Is Fall

McIntorsh and Edwards
- The 1927 Flood
Rev. D.C. Rice
- I'm Pressing On
Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers
- Thou Carest Lord For Me
Blind Roosevelt Graves
- When I Lay My Burden Down
Mother McCallum
- Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane
William and Versey Smith
- Sinners You'll Need King Jesus
Blind Willie Johnson
- Sweeter As The Years Roll By

Washington Phillips
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There

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Origin Jazz Library OJL-13

OJL discography

101968This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix
the gospel according to ...

Rev. Dr. J. Gordon McPherson
- This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix (excerpts from sermon)
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Old Time Religion
- I Wish I Was In Heaven
- Holy Ghost Train
- The Gamblin' Man
Fred McDowell
- Jesus Is On The Main Line
- See What My Lord Has Done
Skip James
- Let Jesus Lead You

Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Jordan
Sam Collins
- Devil In The Lion's Den
Rev. Moses Mason
- Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream

Washington Phillips
- You Can't Stop A Tattler
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- I Want to Be Like Jesus in My Heart
- All I Want Is That Pure Religion
- He Arose From The Dead
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Biograph BLP 12027

Biograph discography

111968Negro Religious Music Vol. 2
The Sanctified Singers Part 2

Blind Willie Johnson
- Take Your Burden To The Lord
Blind Mamie Forehand
- Wouldn't Mind Dying

Washington Phillips
- Denomination Blues - pt. 1 & 2
Arizona Dranes
- Just Look
Brother George
- I See The Sign Of The Judgement
Willie Mae Williams
- When The Sun Never Goes Down
- Don't Want To Go There
Smokey Hogg
- He Knows How Much We Can Bear
Lightning Hopkins
- Needed Time
Two Gospel Keys
- You've Got To Move
Sister Terrell
- The Gambling Man
Rev' Utah Smith
- Take A Trip
- Two Wings

Blues Classics BC 18

Blues Classics
discography

121968Nearer My God To Thee (1926-1942)
Sanctified Singers, Preachers & Congregations

Richard Rabbit Brown
- Sinking Of The Titanic
Sister Mary Nelson
- The Royal Telephone
Joe & Emma Taggart
- Mother's Love
Rev. F.W. McGee
- Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale

Washington Phillips
- Lift Him Up That's All
Mississippi John Hurt
- Praying On The Old Camp Ground
Arizona Dranes
- Sweet heaven Is My Home
Blind Willie Johnson
- You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond

Bozie Sturdivant
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
Mississippi John Hurt
- Blessed Be The Mama
Rev. F.W. McGee
- With His Stripes We Are Healed
Arizona Dranes
- It's All Right Now
Blind Joe Taggart
- Religion Is Something Within You
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- He Arose From The Dead
Skip James
- Be Ready When He Comes
Barbecue Bob
- When The Saints Go Marching In

compiled and produced by Evelyn Sperker

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Roots RL-304

Roots discography

131968Screening The Blues
Aspects Of The Blues Tradition

Jack Ranger
- Thieving Blues
Butterbeans And Susie
- Papa Ain't No Santa Claus (Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree)

Washington Phillips
- Denomination Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Nobody Knows (what The Good Deacon Does)
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- Policy Dream Blues
Memphis Minnie
- He's In The Ring (Doing The Same Old Thing)

Memphis Minnie
- Joe Louis Strut
George Noble
- Sissy Man Blues
Robert Johnson
- Phonograph Blues
Clara Smith
- It's Tight Like That
Bertha Idaho
- Down On Pennsylvania Avenue
Curley Weaver
- Sweet Petunia
Bessie Jackson
- Shave 'em Dry
Lucille Bogan
- Shave 'em Dry
notes by Paul Oliver



CBS 63 288

= CBS/Sony ECPJ-24

141970Southern Sanctified Singers

Blind Willie Johnson
- Go With Me To That Land

Washington Phillips
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
Bessie Johnson
- The Great Reaping Day
Bozie Sturdivant (Silent Grove Baptist Church)
- When I've Done The Best I Can, I Want My Crown
Sam Butler
- Christians Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
- Your Enimy Cannot Harm You (But Watch Your Best Friend)
Arizona Dranes
- In That Day
Blind Willie Davis
- When The Saints Go Marching In

Henry Thomas
- Jonah In The Wilderness

Washington Phillips
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
Rev. J.C. Burnett
- Put Your Trust In Jesus
Sam Butler
- Heaven Is My View
Blind Joe Taggart
- I'll Be Satisfied
Nugrape Twins
- There's A City Built On Mansions
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
- The Gospel Train Is Coming
Elder Otis Jones
- Holy Mountain





Roots RL 328

Roots discography

151977Next Week Sometime
a compilation of "pre-war" blues 1927-1940

Alec Johnson
- Miss Meal Cramp Blues
- Sister Maud Mule
- Sundown Blues
- Next Week Sometime
- Mysterious Coon
- Toodle Doo
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Long Gone Lost John
- I'm Looking For A Woman Who Knoes How To Treat Me Right

Charley Lincoln
- Gamblin' Charley
- Ugly Papa
Biliken Johnson & Neal Roberts
- Frisco Blues
Lewis Black
- Gravel Camp Blues
Bo Carter
- What You Want Your Daddy To Do?
Tampa Red
- Blue And Evil Blues

Washington Phillips
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2





Nugrape CBR-001
(Australia)
161980Washington Phillips: Denomination Blues

- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Lift Him Up That's All
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- Train Your Child

- Jesus Is My Friend
- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 2
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
notes by Guido van Rijn
and Hans Vergeer

Agram 2006
171984Trouble Done Bore Me Down

Barbecue Bob
- Good Time Rounder
- Trouble Done Bore Me Down
Charley Jordan
- Doin' Wrong Blues
Walter Vinson
- That's It
- Same Thing The Cats Fight About
- Times Is Tight Like That
Jim Jackson
- Policy Blues
Lucille Bogan
- House Top Blues
- Superstitious Blues


Washington Phillips
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- Paul And Silas In Jail
James Stump Johnson
- Baby B. Blues
- Worried Man Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Springtime Blues
- Mix That Thing
Texas Alexander
- Thirty Day Blues
Sylvester Weaver
- Gonna Ramble Blues
- Teasing Brown Blues
notes by Guido van Rijn
and Hans Vergeer

Agram 2011
181984Songsters & Saints
Vocal Traditions on Race Records Vol. 1

Dances And Traveling Shows
Peg Leg Howell and Eddie Anthony
- Turkey Buzzard Blues
Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight
"Beans" Hambone - El Morrow
- Beans
Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
- Under The Chicken Tree
Alec Johnson
- Mysterious Coon
"Big Boy" George Owens
- The Coon Crap Game
Memphis Sheiks
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
Charley Patton
- Elder Greene Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Way Down In Arkansas

Comment, Parodies And Ballad Heroes
Lil McClintock
- Furniture Man
Julius Daniels
- Can't Put The Bridle On That Mule This Morning
Hezekiah Jenkins
- The Panic Is On
Bogus Ben Covington
- I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop
Johnson - Nelson - Porkchop
- G. Burns Is Gonna Rise Again
Bo Chatman
- Good Old Turnip Greens
Two Poor Boys
- John Henry Blues
Will Bennett
- Railroad Bill
Kid Coley
- Clair And Pearley Blues



Baptists And Sanctified Preachers
Rev. Jim Beale
- The Hand Of The Lord Was Upon Me
Rev. A.W. Nix
- After The Ball Is Over
Rev. Isaiah Shelton
- As The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest
Rev. J.M. Milton
- Silk Worms And Boll Weevils
Rev. H.M. Massey
- Old Time Baptism - part 2
Rev. J.T. Burch
- Baptised By Water, and Baptism By The Holy Ghost
Rev. E.S (Shy) Moore
- The Solemn Warning
Elder Curry
- Prove All Things
Rev. Leora Ross
- God's Mercy To Colonel Lindbergh


Gospel Soloists And Evangelists
Missionary Josephine Miles and Sister Elizabeth Cooper
- You Have Lost Jesus
Mother McCollum
- When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
Eddie Head and his Family
- Down On Me

Washington Phillips
- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
Blind Roosevelt Graves and Brother
- Telephone To Glory
The Guitar Evangelist
- Death Is Only A Dream
Blind Willie Davis
- Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
Blind Nesbit
- Pure Religion
William and Versey Smith
- When That Great Ship Went Down
DLP


click to read track listing !
Matchbox MSEX 2001/2002

Matchbox discography

191990?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
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RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
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= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

201991Washington Phillips: I Am Born To Preach The Gospel

- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- Left Him Up That's All
- Jesus Is My Friend
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- Train Your Child
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 2
notes by Pat Conte

Yazoo CD 2003
20a1992The Roots 'n Blues
Retrospective 1925 - 1950


disc 1:
Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers – Whitehouse Blues
Aiken County String Band – High Sheriff
Frank Hutchison – The Last Scene Of The Titanic
Hersal Thomas – Suitcase Blues
Reverend J.M. Gates – Death's Black Train Is Coming
Dora Carr – Cow-Cow Blues
Vance's Tennessee Breakdowners – Washington County Fox Chase
Fiddlin' John Carson – I'm Going To Take The Train To Charlotte
Ernest V. Stoneman's Trio – Untitled
Whistler And His Jug Band – Low Down Blues

Washington Phillips – Paul & Silas In Jail
Barbecue Bob – Blind Pig Blues
Austin & Lee Allen – Chattanooga Blues
Sherman Tedder – Untitled
Dallas String Band With Coley Jones – Hokum Blues
Gladys Bentley – Worried Blues
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 1
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 2
South Georgia Highballers – Blue Grass Twist
Charlie Bowman And His Brothers – Moonshiner And His Money
Clarence Green – Johnson City Blues
Reverend Johnny Blakey assisted by The Sanctified Singers – Warming By The Devil's Fire
Papa Too Sweet & Harry Jones – (Honey) It's Tight Like That
Mississippi John Hurt – Big Leg Blues
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers – Hallelujah


disc 2:
Hershel Brown and His Happy Five – Liberty
Mamie Smith – My Sportin' Man
Blues Birdhead – Mean Low Blues
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley – C.C. & O. Blues
The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers – Ortonville
Slim Doucet – Dear Black Eyes (Chere Yeux Noirs)
Roosevelt Sykes – Roosevelt Blues
The Hokum Boys – Gin Mill Blues
Joe Falcon acc. by Clemo Breaux & Ophy Breaux – Osson
W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith – Sweet Milk And Peaches (Breakdown)
Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen – Soldier's Joy
Whistlin' Alex Moore – They May Not Be My Toes
Mississippi Sheiks – The Jazz Fiddler
Lonnie Johnson – I Have To Do My Time
Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton – Lonesome Frisco Line
Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland – Back To The Blue Ridge
Buster Carter & Preston Young – Darn Good Girl
Bo Carter – West Jackson Blues
Lonnie Johnson & Violet Green – You Had Too Much
Silver Leaf Quartet – Oh! Glory Glory
Freeny's Barn Dance Band – Don't You Remember The Time
Pelican Wildcats – Walkin' Georgia Rose
Peetie Wheatstraw – Police Station Blues
Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers – Hallelujah Side
Will Batts – Highway # 61 Blues


disc 3:
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 1
W. Lee O'Daniel And His Hillbilly Boys – Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 2
Blind Willie – Bell Street Lightnin'
Charlie Patton – Jersey Bull Blues
Walter Roland – Every Morning Blues
Blue Ridge Ramblers – D Blues
Breaux Freres – La Valse Des Yeux Bleus
Bessie Jackson – Skin Game Blues
Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell – Good Woman Blues
Pinewood Tom – Sissy Man
The Rhythm Wreckers – Blue Yodel # 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)
The Anglin Twins – Just Inside The Pearly Gates
Bumble Bee Slim – Hard Rocks In My Bed
The Two Charlies – Tired Feelin' Blues
Eldon Baker And His Brown County Revelers – One Eyed Sam
A'nt Idy Harper And The Coon Creek Girls – Poor Naomi Wise
Kid Prince Moore – South Bound Blues
Big Bill Broonzy – C & A Blues
George Curry – My Last Five Dollars
The Nite Owls – Memphis Blues
The Alley Boys Of Abbeville – Pourquoi tu m'aime pas
Reverend Benny Campbell – Have Mercy On Me
Albert Ammons – Shout For Joy
Jack Kelly – Flower Blues
Bob Clifford – Onion Eating Mama
Callahan Bros. – Brown's Ferry Blues # 2
Little Buddy Doyle – Slick Capers Blues
Bill McKinley – Poor Boy Blues


disc 4:
Frank Edwards – We Got To Get Together
Sweet Violet Boys – You Got To See Mama Every Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)
The Humbard Family – I'll Fly Away
Tony Hollins – Cross Cut Saw Blues
Peter Cleighton – Black Snake Blues
Black Cats And The Kitten – Step It Up And Go
Bob And Randall Atcher – Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad
Adolf Hofner And His San Antonians – Cotton-Eyed Joe
Poor Boy Burke – Old Vets Blues
Little Son Joe – Black Rat Swing
Big Maceo Merriweather – Maceo Special
The Light Crust Doughboys with J.B. Brinkley – It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do
Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys – Army Blues
James "Beal Street" Clark – Who But You
Homer Harris – Tomorrow May Be Too Late
McKinley Morganfield – Burying Ground Blues
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys – Goodbye Old Pal
Gene Autry – Dixie Cannonball
Bill Landford & The Landfordaires – Run On For A Long Time
Joe Williams – Baby, Please Don't Go
Sister Myrtle Fields acc. by The Austin McCoy Trio – I'm Toiling
Willie "Boodle It" Right – Two By Four Blues
Bailes Bros. – You Can't Go Halfway (And Get In)
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks – Heaven's Radio
Rosetta Howard – Plow Hand Blues
Memphis Seven – Grunt Meat Blues
Deep South Boys – Until I Found The Lord
Brother Porter & Brother Cook – I Know My Jesus Won't Deny Me

compiled by Lawrence Cohn
4 disc set
notes by Lawrence Cohn
and Pete Welding

Columbia Legacy
47911/47912-15
211994Washington Phillips, A.C. Forehand, Blind Mamie Forehand, Luther Magby: Storefront & Streetcorner Gospel 1927 - 1929

Washington Phillips
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Lift Him Up That's All
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- Train Your Child
- Jesus Is My Friend
- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 2
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
A.C. Forehand & Blind Mamie
- Mother's Prayer (take 1)
- Mother's Prayer (take 2)
- I'm So Glad Today (take 1)
- I'm So Glad Today (take 2)
- Honey In The Rock
- Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All (part 1)
- Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All (part 2)
Luther Magby
- Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
- Jesus Is Getting Us Ready For The Great Day
notes by Guido van Rijn

Document DOCD-5054
222004Spreading The Word
Early Gospel Recordings

disc 2
Washington Phillips
- Mother's Last Words To Her Son
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Lift Him Up That's All
- Denomination Blues: Part 1
- Denomination Blues: Part 2
- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- Train Your Child
- Jesus Is My Friend
- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
- A Mother's Last Words To Her Daughter
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- You Can't Stop A Tattler: Part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler: Part 2
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
Bessie Johnson With Her Sanctified Singers
- No Room At The Hotel
- Key To The Kingdom
- One Day
- The Whole World In His Hand
- The Great Reaping Day
- He Got Better Things For You
Brother Williams Memphis Sanctified Singers
- He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
- I Will Meet You At The Station
Texas Jubilee Singers
- He's The Lily Of The Valley
- He's Coming Soon
4 CD set

JSP JSPCD 7733 (UK)
232005Washington Phillips:
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?


- Train Your Child
- Paul and Silas In Jail
- I Was Born To Preach the Gospel
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- You Can't Stop The Tattler - part 2
- Take Your Burden To The Lord

- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- I Had A Good Mother And Father
- Lift Him Up, That's All
- Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter

Mississippi Records MR-006
[vinyl LP]
242005Washington Phillips: The Key To The Kingdom

Washington Phillips
- Lift Him Up That's All
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
- Jesus Is My Friend
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- Train Your Child
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 2
- Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All
Blind Mamie and A.C. Forehand
- I'm So Glad Today, Today
- Honey In The Rock
- Mother's Prayer
new notes by Pat Conte

Yazoo CD 2073

[new remastering]

252006Washington Phillips

- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There

7 inch 45 rpm

notes by sonic boom



The Great Pop Supplement
gps 12
(limited pressing of 220)



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 

Other artist's Covers of Washington Phillips songs
#year
of release
Artistlabel # / notes
11972Ry Cooder: Into The Purple Valley

- How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too)
- Billy The Kid
- Money Honey
- F.D.R. In Trinidad
- Teardrops Will Fall

- Denomination Blues

- On A Monday
- Hey Porter
- Great Dream From Heaven
- Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Us All
- Vigilante Man

Reprise K44142
21974Ry Cooder: Paradise And Lunch

- Tamp 'Em Up Solid
- Tattler
- Married Man's A Fool
- Jesus On The Mainline
- It's All Over Now

- Medley: Fool For A Cigarette / Feelin' Good
- If Walls Could Talk
- Mexican Divorce
- Ditty Wah Ditty

Reprise 44260
31975Barry McGuire & 2nd Chapter Of Acts: To The Bride

disc 1:
- Intro
- Come To Praise The Lord
- Little Bitty Dude
- He's Comin' Back
- Sad Song
- Happy Road
- Acts Intro

- Which Way's The Light
- Love, Peace, Joy
- Layers
- I Wonder
- Ogre
- Am I Seeing You

- Denomination Blues
- A Friend
- Jimmy's Song
- Snow White
- Prince Song



disc 2:
- He Alone Is Worthy
- Easter Song
- He Is Coming
- Anyone But Jesus
- The Only Way
- Sing The Melody
- Shock Absorbers
- Chosen Generation

- Jesus People
- I Walked A Mile
- Dolphins
- Callin' Me Home
- Each Other
- Doesn't That Bible Say
- Brainwashed
- Doesn't That Bible Say
2 LP set

Myrrh MSX-6548
41976Linda Ronstadt: Hasten Down The Wind

- Lose Again
- The Tattler (Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman & Washington Phillips) [sic]
- If He's Ever Near
- That'll Be The Day
- Lo Siento Mi Vida
- Hasten Down The Wind

- Rivers Of Babylon
- Give One Heart
- Try Me Again
- Crazy
- Down So Low
- Someone To Lay Down Beside Me



Asylum 7E-1072
51977David Soul: Playing To An Audience Of One

- Silver Lady
- Can't We Just Down And Talk It Over

- Tattler (Cooder / Phillips / Titelman)
- I Wish I Was
- Rider
- Going In With My Eyes Open

- Playing To An Audience Of One
- Tomorrow Child
- By The Devil (I Was Tempted)
- Nobody But A Fool Or A Preacher
- Mary's Fancy
- Don't Give Us On Us

Private Stock 7001
61981Andy Cohen & Joe LaRose:
Tuxedo Blues


- Cheatham County Breakdown (Arthur Smith)
- My Money Never Runs Out (Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers)
- One-Eyed Sam/ Winkin' Eye (Fields Ward)
- Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay (Jean C. Havez - George Botsford)
- Texas Easy Street (Henry Thomas)
- Tuxedo Blues (Whistling Pete/Daddy Stovepipe)
- Carolina Shout (James P. Johnson)

- Seaboard Train Blues (Larry Johnson)
- Lost John
- I'm Satisfied (Mississippi John Hurt)

- Bye & Bye I'm Gonna See The King (Washington Phillips)
- Squabblin' Blues (Wiley Barner / Joe LaRose)
- Ragged But Right
- Airy Man (Papa Charlie Jackson)



Green Linnet SIF 1033
71982The 77's: Ping Pong Over The Abyss

- A Different Kind Of Light
- How Can You Love
- It's So Sad
- Falling Down A Hole

- Someone New
- Renaissance Man
- Ping Pong Over The Abyss
- Time Is Slipping Away

- Denomination Blues (That's All)

- A Different Kind Of Light (live)
- How Can You Love (4-track demo)
- It's So Sad (live)
- Falling Down A Hole (live)
- Ping Pong Over The Abyss (4-track demo)

- Denomination Blues (That's All) (live)

Exit

The Discography 123 Box Set

81992Marianne Antonsen: Pickin' Up The Spirit

- Little Boy
- Gamblin' Man
- Jesus On The Main Line
- I'M Willing
- Nobody Knows

- Denomination Blues
- Wonders And Things
- Motherless Children
- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
- Anyhow
- Go Down Moses
- I Bid You Good Night
- I Don't Feel Noways Tired

Kulturverkstedt GFXCD-116
91993Andy Cohen with William Lee Ellis & Eleanor Ellis:
Preachin' In That Wilderness

- John The Revelator
- C.C. & O. Blues (Simmie Dooley / >Pink Anderson)
- In My Girlish Days (Memphis Minnie)
- Your Up Is Down (Bill Ellis)

- A Mother's Last Words To Her Son (Washington Phillips)
- Wee Midnight Hours (Willie McTell / Curley Weaver)
- Bill's Blues (Andy Cohen)
- Worried Blues Henry Thomas)
- You Jes' Well Let Her Go (Casey Bill Weldon)

- Lift Him Up (Washington Phillips)

- Cookbook (Larry Johnson)
- You Got My Money (Bill Ellis)
- Spanish Flangdang
- Jonah (Henry Thomas)
- Hawkins' Rag
- New Cat Blues
- Leavin' Trunk (Sleepy John Estes)
- Jump Little Children (Brownie McGhee)
- Shack Rouster Song
- Spoonful (Mance Lipscomb)
- Hungry Blues (Langston Hughes / James P. Johnson)
- Poor Boy (Gus Cannon)

Marimac 8006-C
(cassette)

williamleeellis.com

2005 re-released on
Riverlark RL 10107 CD

www.riverlark.com

101993Palace Brothers: There Is No One What Will Take Care Of You

- Idle Hands Are The Devil's Playthings
- Long Before
- I Tried To Stay Health For You
- The Cellar Song
- (I Was Drunk At The) Pulpit
- There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You
- O Lord Are You In Need?
- Merida
- King Me

- I Had A Good Mother And Father
- Riding
- O Paul

Drag City DC-34CD

= Domino 008 (2001)

111994Kate Wolf: Looking Back At You

- The Old Street Singer
- I Had A Good Father and Mother (Traditional)
- Hold On To Me Babe (Tom Paxton)
- Rock Salt And Nails (Bruce "Utah" Phillips)
- The Lover's Return (Traditional)
- Looking Back At You
- Bird On A Wire (Leonard Cohen)
- Springfield Mountain Coal Miner (Cyrus Clarke)
- These Days (Jackson Browne)
- Traveling Day (Lyrics by Jack Aldridge, Music by Kate Wolf)

Rhino 71613

www.katewolf.com

121996Michael Hakanson-Stacy: Sanctuary Blues

- Creepin'
- You Drink Too Much
- Blues In The Belfry
- Pizza Blues
- 1944 Blues
- Sanctuary Blues
- God's Gonna Cut 'em Down
- Death Don't Have No Mercy

- Denomination Blues - part II
- Ring Him Up Easy
- Old Time Religion
- Delchytown Blues
- New Pony Blues
- Wiscassett Narrow Line
- Eutychus' Dream



Time & Strike T&S 7780
131999Geoff Bartley: Hear That Wind Howl

- If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
- Grinnin' In Your Face
- The Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- Papa's On The Housetop
- Prize Your Reputation
- Crossroads Blues
- Lemonade
- When You Got A Good Friend
- Everything They Told Me
- Peaceable Street
- The Fullerton Street Strut
- No Money Down
- Duncan And Brady

- Denomination Blues
- Come On In My Kitchen

Waterbug CD 52

www.geoffbartley.com

141999Charles Walker: I'm Available

- Homewrecker Legs
- Leavin' This Old Town
- Fleetwood Cadillac
- Make It Rain
- Nothing A Young Girl Can Do
- Need Somebody
- I'm Available
- Judge Of Hearts
- Monkey Song
- You Got The Walk

- The Tattler
- When I'm Gone
- Very Thing That Makes You Rich

rec. at Three Little Pigs Studio, Nashville, Tennessee in March 1999; Charles Walker, voc; Johnny Jones, voc, g; Fred James, g, p; Dennis Taylor, tenor & baritone sax; Phil Rugh, org; Rusty Russell, b; Herb Shucher, dr; prod by Fred James


Black Magic 9040


= Cannonball 29115
(2000)

152002Andrew M. Cohen: Dolceola Favorites

- Mother's Last Words (Washington Phillips)
- Precious Lord (Thomas A. Dorsey)
- All Night Long (Skip James)
- What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Rev. Charles A. Tindley)
- The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
- Oak Top Boogie (Jim Brewer)
- John Ate The Locust and the Honey (William Lee Ellis)
- Rock Island Line (Huddie Ledbetter)
- Organ Grinder Swing (Clarence Williams)
- What Are They Doin' In Heaven Today/Paul & Silas (Tindley)
- John Hurt Medley (Frankie/Creole Belle/Richland Woman) (Hurt/Lampe/Hurt)
- Take Your Burden To The Lord (Rev. Charles A. Tindley)
- Tipitina /
Denomination Blues (Roy Bird/ Phillips)
- La Valse Joyeuse (Jean Carignan)
- Teddy Bear's Picnic (Bratton/Kennedy)
- When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (Mills/McHugh/Austin)
- Goin' Home (Charlie Patton)
- Lord Franklin (Trad/Carthy)
- I Bid You Goodnight (Pindar Family)
- Bertha Mae (Memphis Slim (Peter Chatman)

Riverlark RL105-CD

andycohenmusic.com

www.riverlark.com

Dolceola pages

162003Gillian Welch: Soul Journey

- Look At Miss Ohio
- Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
- Wayside/Back In Time

- I Had A Real Good Mother And Father
- One Monkey
- No One Knows My Name
- Lowlands
- One Little Song
- I Made A Lovers Prayer
- Wrecking Ball



172003Jorma Kaukonen: Blue Country Heart

- Blue Railroad Train
- Just Because
- Blues Stay Away From Me
- Red River Blues
- Bread Line Blues
- Waiting For A Train
- Those Gambler's Blues
- Tom Cat Blues
- Big River Blues
- Prohibition Blues
- I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now
- You And My Old Guitar

- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?



182004Paul Rishell & Annie Raines: Goin' Home

- Hunkie Tunkie Blues (Charlie Jordan, with additional music by Rishell/Raines)
- You've Got It Made (Rishell/Raines)

- I Had A Good Mother and Father (Washington Phillips)
- I'm Goin' Home (Charley Patton)
- It Ain't Right (Rishell/Raines)
- Candy (David/Kramer/Whitney)
- Memphis Town (Carr/Blackwell)
- Black Horse Blues (Lemon Jefferson)
- Black Eye Blues (Ma Rainey)
- Ragtime Millionaire (William Moore)
- Custard Pie (Fulton Allen)
- Some of These Days (I'll be Gone) -live! (Charley Patton, arrangement by Paul Rishell)
- Lookin' Good -live! (Samuel Maghett, with additional music by Rishell/Raines)

Artemis CD 51570

= Rykodisc CD 17306

www.paulandannie.com

192006Voice Of The Spirit, Gospel Of The South

- By The Side Of The Road - Mac Wiseman
- Unclouded Day - Johnny Cash
- Twelve Gates To The City - Mavis Staples & Marty Stuart
- Over The Next Hill We'll Be Home - Connie Smith
- If I Be Lifted Up - Earl & Randy Scruggs
- My Lord Keeps A Record - Ronnie & Del McCoury
- We Will Overcome - Mighty Clouds Of Joy

- Denomination Blues - Rodney Crowell
- Leave It There - John Cowan & Tony Rice
- Diamonds In The Rough - Laura Cash & Larry Gatlin
- Where The Soul Of A Man Never Dies - Jon Randall & Jessi Alexander
- Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down - Fisk Jubilee Singers

- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? - Vince Gill

Dualtone CD 01228

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Gφrgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 590
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Cover of Yazoo CD 2073

thanks to Alan Balfour, Bob Riemenschneider and Eric Simkin for additional info / scans

 

Seems like one of the circulating portraits is laterally reversed, n'est-ce pas ?
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Washington Phillips
in Columbia New Race Records catalog
October 1929

source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/verylastexcitingmoment/3251921823/
click to enlarge !
Washington Phillips
on front cover of Yazoo CD 2003

 

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Wash Phillips at 70 in 1950
source: http://afroblues.seesaa.net/category/1841556-3.html
photo by Doris Neely

 

Exhuming The Legend Of Washington Phillips

by Michael Corcoran

 

WP section at www.fretlesszithers.com (Internet archive)

by Garry Harrison

 

The Instruments of Washington Phillips

by Gregg Miner and Kelly Williams
Stefan Wirz


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