Y A N K   R A C H E L L; from back cover of Blind Pig BP-1986
Hamburg, Germany, February 1978
source: Blues Forum Nr. 11 (1983), p. 8
photographer: Axel Küstner
Y A N K   R A C H E L L; source: Cohn 1993, p. 75 (Frank Driggs collection)
source: Cohn 1993, p. 75 (Frank Driggs collection)
Yank Rachell
James "Yank" Rachell
b. March 16, 1910 in Brownsville, Tennessee
d. April 9, 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana

discography
Y A N K   R A C H E L L; from back cover of Blind Pig BP-1986
source: back cover of Blind Pig BP-1986
photographer: Ira Landgarten

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

Yank Rachell 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
   

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too (55531-2)

rec. September 17, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
11929John Estes

- Diving Duck Blues (55596-2) *
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair (55581-1) #

# rec. September 24, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Johnny Hardge, p; James Rachell, mand
* rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography




Victor V38549


# = Bluebird B7849
(Rev. by Sonny
Boy Nelson)

* = Bluebird B7677

21929John Estes

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too (55531-3) #
- Black Mattie Blues (36335-1) *

# rec. Memphis, TN, September 26, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. October 2, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; "Tee", hca; James Rachell, mand

Sleepy John Estes discography




Victor V38582
31929John Estes - James Rachel

- T-Bone Steak Blues (56336-2) *
- Little Sarah (55597-2) #

# rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; James Rachell, voc, mand; John Estes, g; 'Tee', Jab Jones, p (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. October 2, 1929 in Memphis, TN; James Rachell, voc, mand; John Estes, g; "Tee", hca

Victor V38595
41930John Estes

- Milk Cow Blues (59918-2) #
- Street Car Blues (59919-2)

rec. May 13, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor V38614


# = Bluebird B7677

51930Noah Lewis

- New Minglewood Blues (64737-2) #
- Bad Luck's My Buddy (64739-2) *

# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; James Rachell, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. November 28, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; Ham Lewis, j

Victor 23266
61930Noah Lewis / Memphis Jug Band

Noah Lewis
- Ticket Agent Blues (64736-2) #
Memphis Jug Band
- Stonewall Blues (62542- ) *


# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; James Rachell, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. May 29, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Will Shade, voc, g; Ben Ramey, kazoo; Charlie Burse, g; Hambone Lewis, j

Bluebird B5675
71930John Estes

- Expressman Blues (59934-2) #
- Sweet Mama (62550-2) *

# rec. May 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. May 30, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor 23318
   

- Wadie Green Blues (59935-2)


rec. May 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
81930John Estes

- Whatcha doin'? (59967-2)
- Poor John Blues (59968-2)

rec. May 21, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor 38628
91930John Estes

- Stack O' Dollars (62547-2)
- My Black Gal Blues (62548-2)

rec. May 30, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor 23397
   

- Ninety Pound Mama (62549-2)

rec. May 30, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
10193?John Estes

- Milk Cow Blues (59918-2) #
- Diving Duck Blues (55596-2) *

# rec. May 13, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand
* rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand
(* This reissue may use a different take than the original Victor V38549)

Sleepy John Estes discography

# Victor V38614
* Victor V38549


Bluebird B7677

11193?John Estes / Sonny Boy Nelson

- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair (55581-1) #
- Long Tall Woman (02597-1) *

# rec. September 24, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Johnny Hardge, p; James Rachell, mand
(This reissue may use a different take than the original Victor V38549)
* rec. October 15, 1936 in New Orleans; Sonny Boy Nelson, voc, g; Willie Harris Jr, g

Sleepy John Estes discography


# Victor V38549


Bluebird B7849

121934Poor Jim with Dan Jackson

- Stack O'Dollars Blues (14789-2)
- Sugar Farm Blues (14788-1)   @ youtube

rec. February 6, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Dan Smith, g

Banner 33007

= Conqueror 8355

= Melodeon 12958
= Oriole 8319

Perfect 0273
Romeo 5319
131934Poor Jim

- Blue And Worried Woman (14779-1) #
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues (14792-2) *

# rec. February 5, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc; self or Dan Smith, g
* rec. February 6, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Dan Smith, g

Banner 33047
= Melodeon 13009
= Oriole 8333
Perfect 0278


= Romeo 5333

141934Yank Rachel and Dan Smith

- Night Latch Blues (14791-1)
- Gravel Road Woman (14793-2)

rec. February 6, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Dan Smith, g

Dan Smith discography




Vocalion 02649
151938Sonny Boy Williamson

- My Little Cornelius (020110- )
- Sunny Land (020115- ) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Walter Davis, p; Yank Rachell, mand, # poss sp; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7500

= Montgomery Ward
M7504

161938Walter Davis

- I Hear My Baby Crying (020106-1)
- Walking The Avenue (020107-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; # Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7512

= Montgomery Ward
M7507

171938Yank Rachell

- J.L. Dairy Blues (020126- ) *
- Rachel Blues (020127- )

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; * Elijah Jones, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

Bluebird B7525
181938Elijah Jones / Washboard Sam

Elijah Jones
- Stuff Stomp (020125-1) #
Washboard Sam
- Down At The Old Village Store (020148-1) *


# rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Elijah Jones, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, voc interjections
* rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Arnett Nelson, cl; Black Bob, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; George Barnes, eg; Washboard Sam, voc, washb

Bluebird B7526

= Montgomery Ward
M7500

191938Sonny Boy Williamson

- You Can Lead Me (020112- ) *
- I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away (020116- ) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, * mand, # g; * Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7536

* Montgomery Ward
M7765

201938Walter Davis

- If You Only Understand (020105-1) * []
- Easy Goin' Mama (020108-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, # g, [] mand

Bluebird B7551

= Bluebird B7996

* Montgomery Ward
M7506

211938Elijah Jones

- Big Boat (020121-1)
- Only Boy Child (020122-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Elijah Jones, voc, g; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7565
221938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Miss Louisa Blues (020114- )
- Until My Love Come Down (020119- ) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand, poss sp; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7576

# Montgomery Ward
M7766

231938Walter Davis

- When Nights Are Lonesome (020102-1)
- Million-Dollar Baby (020103-1)

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7589
241938Yank Rachell / Washboard Sam

Yank Rachell - I'm Wild And Crazy As Can Be (020129- ) *
Washboard Sam
- My Woman's A Sender (020141-1) #


* rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; * unknown, 2nd voc
# rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Arnett Nelson, cl; Black Bob, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; Washboard, Sam, voc, washb
* Bluebird B7602


Montgomery Ward
M7498

251938Yank Rachell

- Lake Michigan Blues (020128- ) #
- I'm Wild And Crazy As Can Be (020129- ) *

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, # mand, * g; # Elijah Jones, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; * unknown, 2nd voc

Bluebird B7602

* Montgomery Ward
M7498

261938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Moonshine (020113-1) #
- Beauty Parlor (020118- ) *

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, g, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7603

# Montgomery Ward
M7765

* Montgomery Ward
M7766

271938Elijah Jones

- Katy Fly (020120-1)
- Mean Actin' Mama (020124-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Elijah Jones, voc, g; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7616
281938Walter Davis

- I Did Everything I Could (020101-1) #
- Candy Man (020104-1) *

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; # Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7643

* Montgomery Ward
M7506

291938Elijah Jones / Washboard Sam

Elijah Jones
- Lonesome Man (020123-1) #
Washboard Sam
- The Gal I Love (020149-1) *


# rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Elijah Jones, voc, g; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Yank Rachell, mand
* rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Black Bob, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; George Barnes, eg; unknown, imb; Washboard Sam, voc, washb

Bluebird B7655

= Montgomery Ward
M7939

301938Walter Davis

- If You Ever Get Lonesome (020100-1)
- Friendless (020109-1)

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7663
311938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Decoration Blues (020111- )
- Down South (020117-1)

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7665
321938Walter Davis

- Angel Child - Part 2 (020834-1)
- 13 Highway (020835-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7693

= Montgomery Ward
M7762

331938Yank Rachell

- It's All Over (020852-1)
- My Mind Got Bad (020853-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; prob Joe Williams, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

Bluebird B7694
341938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Honey Bee Blues (020842-1) #
- Whiskey Headed Blues (020844-1) *

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; # Walter Davis, p; Yank Rachell, # g, * mand, * poss sp; Joe Williams, g, * poss sp

Bluebird B7707

Montgomery Ward
M7940

351938Joe Williams

- Get You Head Trimmed Down (020854-1)
- Haven't Seen No Whiskey (020856-1) #

rec. June 17, 1938 in Aurora, Il.; 'Jackson' Joe Williams, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, sp; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca
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Bluebird B7719
361938Yank Rachel

- When You Feel Down And Out (020850-1)
- Texas Tommy (020851-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; prob Joe Williams, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

Bluebird B7731
371938Walter Davis

- Just Tell Me Your Trouble (020840-1)
- Call Me Anytime (020841-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7745

= Montgomery Ward
M7764

381938Sonny Boy Williamson

- You Give An Account (020846-1)
- You've Been Foolin' Round Town (020848-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7756

Montgomery Ward
M7941

391938Joe Williams

- Peach Orchard Mama (020855-1) #
- Goin' Up The Mountain (020857-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 in Aurora, Ill.; 'Jackson' Joe Williams, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, sp; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca
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Bluebird B7770
401938Walter Davis

- What Is Wrong With You (020838-1)
- Love Will Kill You (020839-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7792

= Montgomery Ward
M7763

411938Sonny Boy Williamson

- My Baby I've Been Your Slave (020843- ) #
- Deep Down In The Ground (020849-1) *

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; # Walter Davis, p; Yank Rachell, * g, # mand; # Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7805

Montgomery Ward
M7592

421938Walter Davis

- Homesick (020836-1)
- If You Treat Me Right (020837-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7836

= Montgomery Ward
M7591

431938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Lord, Oh Lord Blues (020845-1)
- Shannon Street Blues (020847-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, Ill.; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7847

Montgomery Ward
M7589

441941Yank Rachell

- It Seem Like A Dream (064105-1) #
- 38 Pistol Blues (064107-1) *

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca. # voc, * sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; * unknown, sp

Bluebird B8732

* RCA Victor 20-2955

451941Yank Rachell

- Hobo Blues (064104-1) *
- Biscuit Baking Woman (064109-1)

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, * sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb

Bluebird B8768
461941Yank Rachell

- Insurance Man Blues (064110-1)   @ youtube
- Up North Blues (There's A Reason) (064111-1) *

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, * sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; unknown, sp

Bluebird B8796
461941Yank Rachell

- Army Man Blues (064106-1)
- Worried Blues (064108-1)

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; unknown, sp

Bluebird B8840
481941Yank Rachell

- Tappin' That Thing (070471-1)
- Yellow Yam Blues (070470-1)   @ youtube

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb

Bluebird B8951
491941Yank Rachell

- Loudella Blues (070476-1) *
- Rainy Day Blues (070472-1)   @ youtube

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, * sp; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb



Bluebird B8993
501941Yank Rachell

- Peach Tree Blues (070473-1)
- She Loves Who She Please (070474-1)

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb

Bluebird B9033
511941Yank Rachell

- Bye Bye Blues (070475-1)
- Katy Lee Blues (070477-1)

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb



Bluebird B34-0715
521941Yank Rachell

- 38 Pistol Blues (064107-1) #
- Tappin' That Thing (070471-1) *

# rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, # sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; # unknown, sp
* rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb
# Bluebird B8732
* Bluebird B8951


RCA Victor 20-2955


EP / LP / CD compilations
531952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume Three: Songs


LP 1:
- The Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley
- East Virginia - Buell Kazee
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
- I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford

- Mountaineer's Courtship - Ernest and Hattie Stoneman
- The Spanish Merchant's Daughter - The Stoneman Family
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
- Single Girl, Married Girl - The Carter Family
- Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Clemo Breaux and Joseph Falcon
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell


LP 2:
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- 99 Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- C'est Si Triste Sans Lui - Cleoma and Orphy Breaux w/ Joe Falcon

- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon
- Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave Macon
- Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt [OKeh 8692]
- K.C. Moan - The Memphis Jug Band
- Train On The Island - J.P. Nestor
- The Lone Star Trail - Ken Manyard
- Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas


edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
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Folkways FP-253

2 LP set
click to enlarge !
= Folkways FA 2953


1997 re-released as 6 CD
box set by Smithsonian
Folkways

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY627 (It 2009)

53a1962The Great Jug Bands

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Goin' To Germany
Memphis Minnie and Her Jug Band
- Grandpa And Grandma Blues
Birmingham Jug Band
- Getting Ready For Trial
- German Blues
Jack Kelly and His South Memphis Jug Band
- Cold Iron Bed
- Red Ripe Tomatoes
Whistler and His Jug Band
- The Jug Band Special

Memphis Jug Band
- Coal Oil Blues
- Jug Band Waltz
Elder Richard Bryant's Sanctified Singers
- Come Over Here
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Garden Of Joy Blues
Kentucky Jug Band
- Walkin' Cane Stomp

Noah Lewis's Jug Band
- New Minglewood Blues #
- Ticket Agent Blues #
Memphis Sheiks
- He's In The Jailhouse Now


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Sam Charters
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 4

OJL discography

53b196?Blues Classics
by Sonny Boy Williamson


- Groundhog Blues
- Collector Man

- Until My Love Come Down #
- You Give An Account #
- Western Union Man
- Shotgun Blues
- Welfare Store
- She Don't Love Me That Way

- Black Panter Blues
- Bad Luck Blues
- My Black Name
- Jivin' The Blues
- My Little Machine
- Joe Louis And John Henry
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Check Up On My Baby


# with Yank Rachell

Blues Classics BC 3


Blues Classics discography

541964Yank Rachell And His Tennessee Jug Busters: Mandolin Blues

Delmark DS/DL 606 track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Up And Down The Line *
- Shout Baby Shout
- Bye Bye Baby *
- Stop Knockin On My Door *

- Move Your Hand * #
- Doorbell Blues *
- Lonesome Blues
- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Get Your Morning Exercise *

77 LA12/23 track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Shout Baby Shout
- Lonesome Blues
- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Up And Down The Line *

- Bye Bye Baby *
- Stop Knockin On My Door *
- Move Your Hand * #
- Doorbell Blues *
- Get Your Morning Exercise *

CD track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Girl Of My Dreams
- Do The Boogie Mama (take 3)
- Starvation In My Kitchen

- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Lonesome Blues
- Shout Baby Shout
- Rocky Mountain Blues
- Do The Boogie Mama (take 2)

- Stop Knocking On My Door *
- Doorbell Blues *
- Move Your Hand *
- Get Your Morning Exercise *
- When My Baby Comes Back Home *
- Up And Down The Line *
- Bye Bye Baby *

red = previously unissued

rec. March 6 & 31, 1963 in private homes in Chicago; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Hammie Nixon, jug, hca; Sleepy John Estes, g; * Big Joe Williams, 9-str g, # voc; * Mike Bloomfield, g; album production and supervision: Robert G. Koester; cover design by Peter J. Welding
Front cover photo by Ray Flerlage

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77 LA 12-27 (UK 1964)

77 Records discography

notes by Bob Koester
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= Delmar(k) DE-608 (US)

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= Delmark DL-608

= Delmark DS-9608 (stereo)
later Delmark DS-608

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= Trio PA-3048 (Jp 1974)

click to enlarge !
= Trio PA-6207 (Jp 1978)

notes by Bob Koester
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= Goody GY 10008 (D 198?)
"Super Black Blues Vol. 3"

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= Delmark CD DD-608
(1995)

54a1964Sleepy John Estes: Broke And Hungry
The Tennessee Jug Busters

- Broke And Hungry # []
- Black Mattie #
- 3:00 Morning Blues # []
- Beale Street Sugar # []
- Olie Blues #

- So Glad I'm Livin'
- Freedom Loan # []
- The Girl I Love #
- Electric Chair #
- Sleepy John's Twist #

CD DD 608 bonus tracks:
- Everybody Oughta Change # [] [previously unissued]
- Al Rawls # [previously unissued]

rec. March 3, 1964 in Chicago; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; # Yank Rachell, mand; # Hammie Nixon, hca; [] Mike Bloomfield, g; prod. by Robert G. Koester

Sleepy John Estes discography

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77 LA 12-27 (UK 1964)

77 discography

notes by Bob Koester
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= Delmar(k) DE-608 (US)

click to enlarge !
= Delmark DL-608

= Delmark DS-9608 (stereo)
later Delmark DS-608

click to enlarge !
= Trio PA-3048 (Jp 1974)

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= Trio PA-6207 (Jp 1978)

notes by Bob Koester
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= Goody GY 10008 (D 198?)
"Super Black Blues Vol. 3"

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= Delmark CD DD-608
(1995)

551965Sleepy John Estes'
Brownsville Blues


Institutions
- The Girl I Love #
- City Hall Blues *

- Government Money //
- Working Man Blues #
- Mailman Blues #
- Mary Come On Home #


People
- Pat Mann *
- Vassie Williams #
- Young Lawyer $
- Al Rawls #
- Lawyer Clark #
- Martha Hardin $


CD bonus tracks:
- 38 Pistol #
- Time Is Drawing Near #
- God Can Use Me> #
- I'd Been Well Warned #
- Drop Down Mamma #
- Rats In My Kitchen
#

# rec. March 24, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
* rec. June 3, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Ed Wilkenson, b
$ rec. October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g

// rec. February 27, 1965 in Chicago; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand; Ransom Knowling, b

Sleepy John Estes discography

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !
Delmark DS-613

click to enlarge !
(=) Delmark CD DD-613

561965Walter Davis

- If You Ever Get Lonesome
- I Did Everything I Could

- I Hear My Baby Crying
- Easy Goin' Mama

notes by Michael Vernon



RCA RCX 7169
56a1965The Blues at Newport 1964 Part 1

Fred McDowell
- Lord I'm Going Down South
- Highway 61
- If The River Was Whiskey

Sleepy John Estes
- Sleepy John's Twist #
- Mailman Blues #
- Drop Down Mama #
- Clean Up At Home #

Doc Reese
- Old Hannah
- Hey Rattler
- Oh My Lord
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
- On My Way From Texas
- Midnight Boogie


# rec. July 25, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug; Yank Rachell, mand

Newport Folk Festival discography

click to enlarge !
Vanguard VRS 9180 (mono)
= VSD 79180 (stereo)

= King SR-187 (Jp 1968)

56b1965Newport Folk Festival 1964
Evening Concerts Vol. 1


Pete Seeger
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep
- Never Wed an Old Man

Sleepy John Estes
- Corinna #
Buffy Sainte-Marie
- Melora
- Cod'ine
Jose Feliciano
- La Bamba
- El Pastor
- I'm Satisfied With My Babe

Rodriguez Brothers
- Yo Soy Negro
Phil Ochs
- The Power and the Glory
- Draft Dodger Rag
Frank Proffitt
- Tom Dooley
- Moonshine Still
Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band
- I'm a Woman
- Sadie Green
- My Gal


# rec. July 25, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug; Yank Rachell, mand

Newport Folk Festival discography

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Vanguard VRS-9184 (mono)
VSD-79184 (stereo)

click to read notes !
= Fontana TFL 6050 (UK)

click to enlarge !
= King/Vanguard SH-225
(Jp)

56c1965Bluebird Blues 1933-46

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

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine

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


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

click to enlarge !
RCA Victor LPV-518

= RCA RD-7786

= RCA 430.701 (Fr)

= RCA RA-9055 (Jp)

56d1966Blues Roots / Mississippi

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

Robert Johnson
- I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
- Honeymoon Blues
Charlie McCoy
- That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away
Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Man
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Miss Louisa Blues #
- Until My Love Come Down #

# with Yank Rachell
compiled and annotated
by Samuel Charters

RBF RF 14

RBF discography

571966American 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 []

Yank Rachell with Sleepy John Estes, g
- 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
- 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
- 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; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, voc, mand

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

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

= Amiga CD 82876-63060-2
(2004)

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

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

click to enlarge !

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

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana 885 431 BY

= Fontana 681 533 TL


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


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

L + R discography

581968The Chicago House Bands

Frank Tannehill
- Door Bell Blues
- Parted Down Blues
Tampa Red
- I'll Try To Forget
- She Loves Just Right
- The Woman I Love
- Lulu Mae
Washboard Sam
- Every Tub Stands On Its Own Bottom

Washboard Sam
- Brown And Yellow Woman Blues
- She Belongs To The Devil
William 'Jazz' Gillum
- No Friend Blues
- From Now On
- Long Razor Blues

Yank Rachel
- Peach Tree Blues
- She Loves Who She Pleases



Sunflower ET-1401

Sunflower discography

591968Missouri and Tennessee 1924-1937

Missouri
Charley Jordan
- Raidin' Squad
The Two Charlies
- Got Your Water On
- Don't Put Your Dirty Hands On Me
Henry Spaulding
- Biddle Street Blues
Stovepipe No. 1
- Lonesome John
- Fisher's Hornpipe
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition
Stovepipe No. 1 & David Crockett
- A Woman Gets Tired Of The Same Man All The Time


Tennessee
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-eyed Woman's Blues
- Way Down In Arkansas
Banjo Joe
- My Money Never Runs Out
Rosie Mae Moore
- Staggering Blues

James "Yank" Rachel
- Little Sarah
- T-Bone Steak Blues
Charlie Pickett
- Crazy 'bout My Black Gal

Memphis Jug Band
- Evergreen Money Blues



Roots RL 310

Roots discography

601968Down With The Game Vol. 3

Will Batts
- Cheatin' Woman
- Cadillac Baby
Lucille Bogan
- Shave 'Em Dry
Big Bill Broonzy
- C & A Blues
Dipper Boy Council
- I Don't Want No Hungry Woman
- Lookin' For My Baby
Sam Montgomery
- I'm Through With You

Sonny Boy Nelson
- Low Down
Charlie Pickett
- Trembling Blues

Yank Rachell with Dan Smith
- Night Latch Blues
- Gravel Road Blues
Walter Roland
- Piano Stomp
Frank Stokes
- Mistreatin' Blues

Down With The Game
D 203

DWTG discography

611968Down With The Game Vol. 5
Vintage Country Blues

Walter Roland
- Cold Blooded Murder
Sam Montgomery
- Honey Dripper
- Mercy Mercy Blues
Jazz Gillum
- Sarah Jane
- I Want You By My Side
George Noble
- New Milk Cow Blues
Hattie Hudson
- Doggone My Good Luck Soul

J. T. 'Funny Papa' Smith
- Howling Wolf Blues part 1
- Howling Wolf Blues part 2
Walter Roland
- Sail On Little Girl No.2
George Noble
- Dozing Blues

Yank Rachel
- Lake Michigan Blues
Albert Clemens
- Policy Blues
Big Bill Broonzy (with George Barnes lead guitar)
- You Know I Got A Reason





Down With The Game D 205

DWTG discography

621969Vintage Country Blues Vol. 6

Scrapper Blackwell
Big Bill Broonzy
- Something Good
Bumble Bee Slim
- Everybody's Fishing
Tommy Griffin
- Mistreatin' Papa
- Snake Hipping Blues
Frank James
- Springback Papa


Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Robert Petway
- Let Me Be Your Boss
Josh White
- Cherry Picker
- Pigmeat And Whiskey Blues
Joe Williams
- Crawlin' King Snake
Blind Squire Turner
- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine
- Pitty-Pat Blues

Down With The Game D 206

DWTG discography

631969Up The Country !
Blues People

Robert Pete Williams
- Don't the Moon Look Lonesome

Yank Rachell
- Yellow Jam Blues *
Sippie Wallace
- Up The Country
Sleepy John Estes
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy #
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Back Door Friend
Roosevelt Sykes
- Boot That Thing

Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time
Sippie Wallce
- Women Be Wise
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Feeling Good
Joe Turner
- Chains Of Love
Joe Turner with Otis Rush's Blues Band
- Well Oh Well


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany (American Folk Blues Festival '64); Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca
* rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Sleepy John Estes, g



Scout Sc-3

Scout discography

647/1969Sonny Boy Williamson: Sonny Boy And His Pals

- Tell Me Baby (with Walter Davis & Big Bill Broonzy)
- Honey Bee Blues (with Walter Davis & Big Bill Broonzy)
- Decoration Day Blues No. 2 (with Joshua Altheimer & Fred Williams)
- Love Me Baby (with Big Bill Broonzy, Blind John Davis & Alfred Elkins)
- I'm Gonna Catch You Soon (with Ransom Knowling & Blind John Davis)
- Miss Stella Brown Blues (with Blind John Davis, Ted Summitt & Armand Jump Jackson)
- Desperado Woman Blues (with Blind John Davis, Ted Summitt & Armand Jump Jackson)


- Lonesome Man Blues (with Elijah Jones, Yank Rachell & unknown accompanist)
- I'm Wild and Crazy As I Can Be (with Elijah Jones & Yank Rachell)
- Army Man Blues (with Yank Rachell, William Mitchell & Washboard Sam)
- Tappin' That Thing (with Yank Rachell, Alfred Elkins & Washboard Sam)
- Worried Blues (with Yank Rachell, William Mitchell & Washboard Sam)
- 38 Pistol (with Yank Rachell, William Mitchell & Washboard Sam)
- Vitamin A Blues (with Joe Williams & Jump Jackson)

notes by David Harrison
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Saydisk Matchbox SDR 169
651969?The Blues In Memphis 1927-1939

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- Married Woman Blues
Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It
Robert Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues

Yank Rachell
- Gravel Road Woman
Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
Beale Street Shieks
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- That Will Be Alright
- Goin' Back To Texas
Vol Stevens
- Vol Stevens Blues
Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
Jack Kelly
- Flower Blues
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Origin Jazz Library OJL-21

OJL discography

661970Travellin' This Lonesome Road
An Anthology Of The Victor/Bluebird Catalogues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean #
Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- She Stays Out All Night Long

James Rachel
- Sweet Mama
Clifford Gibson
- Jive Me Blues
- She Rolls It Slow
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pretty Mama Blues

Walter Davis
- Travellin' This Lonesome Road
- Sad And Lonesome Blues

Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Joe Williams
- Get Your Head Trimmed Down
- Peach Orchard Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Early In The Morning
- Project Highway


# previously unissued first takes
notes by Neil Slaven


click to read liner notes !
RCA International (Camden)
INT 1175
= RCA 731.046 (Fr)
66a1970Sonny Boy Williamson: Bluebird Blues

- Honey Bee Blues #
- Whiskey Headed Blues #
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues #
- Shannon Street Blues #
- You've Been Foolin' Round Downstairs #
- Deep Down In The Ground #
- Number Five Blues
- Christmas Morning Blues

- Susie Q
- Bluebird Blues Part 2
- Little Girl Blues
- Low Down Ways
- Goodbye Red
- The Right Kind Of Life
- Insurance Man Blues
- Rainy Day Blues


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Neil Slaven

RCA Int 1088 (G)

= RCA 731.014 (Fr)

671970Memphis Blues (1927-1939) Vol. 2

Memphis Minnie
- Squat It
Kansas Joe McCoy
- Someday I'll Be In The Clay
Jack Kelly's South Memphis Jug Band
- Highway 61 Blues - No. 2
Blind Clyde Church
- Number Nine Blues
- Pneumatic Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- Mad Dog Blues
Little Buddy Doyle
- Hard Scufflin' Blues
- Renewed Love Blues


Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
- Sweet Mama
Furry Lewis
- Good Looking Girl Blues
Will Batts
- Country Woman
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Blues Everywhere I Go
- Somebody's Got To Go
The Three Stripped Gears
- 1931 Depression Blues
click to enlarge !
Roots RL 329

Roots discography

681970Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936

Will Batts
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Ain't No Use You Tryin' To Tell On Me
Hattie Hart
- Coldest Stuff In Town

Yank Rachell & Dan Smith
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Soo Cow Soo
The Two Charlies
- I Couldn't Stay Here
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Joliet Bound
Memphis Minnie
- Drunken Barrel House Blues
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Memphis Minnie
- That'll Be Alright
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Something Gonna Happen To You
Gus Cannon
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson & Co.
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree
San Townsend
- Lily Kimball Blues
notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
Yazoo L 1021

= CD 1021 YAZ [1991]
Shanachie Blues
"Out of Production"

Yazoo discography

69197?Hometown Skiffle
Early Folk Blues   Vol. 2

Beale Street Sheiks
- You Shall
Excelsior Quartette
- Jelly Roll Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Too Long
Napoleon Fletcher
- She Showed It All
Hokum Boys
- I'm Gonna Get It
Ol Ced Odom & Lil "Diamonds" Hardaway
- Derbytown
Paramount All Stars
- Hometown Skiffle - part 1
- Hometown Skiffle - part 2

Beale Street Sheiks
- It's A Good Thing
Excelsior Quartette
- Kitchen Mechanic Blues
Winston Holmes and Charlie Turner
- Skinner
Bumble Bee Slim
- Slave Man Blues
Hokum Boys
- Keep Your Mind On It
Tampa Red and The Chicago Five
- Stop Truckin' And Suzi-Q

Yank Rachell
- Texas Tommy
The Delta Boys
- Every Time My Heart Beats

Matchbox SDR 206
70197?Lake Michigan Blues 1934-1941

Robert Nighthawk
- Don't Mistreat Your Woman

Yank Rachell
- Lake Michigan Blues
Tampa Red
- Worried Devil Blues

Elijah Jones
- Stuff Stomp
Robert Nighthawk
- Lonesome World
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Bluebird Blues
Tampa Kid
- Baby Please Don't Go
Robert Nighthawk
- Take It Easy Baby

Robert Nighthawk
- G Man
Milton Sparks
- I Wake Up In The Morning
Tampa Red
- She Don't Know My Mind, Pt. 2

Yank Rachell
- I'm Wild And Crazy As I Can Be
Robert Nighthawk
- Sweet Pepper Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Jackson Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Little Boy Blue
Robert Nighthawk
- Friar's Point Blues



Nighthawk 105

Nighthawk discography

711973Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachell: 1929-30 Sessions

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Milk Cow Blues

- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O'dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama

Sleepy John Estes discography


Roots RSE 4

Roots discography

721973Yank Rachell

- Tappin' That Thing * []
- Pack My Clothes And Go #
- Skinny Woman Blues #
- Matchbox Blues #
- Texas Tony * []
- Des Moines, Iowa #

- Shotgun Blues * []
- Sugar Farm Blues #
- Diving Duck Blues * []
- Wadie Green #
- Peach Tree Blues *

rec. 1973 in Indianapolis, IN; James Rachell, voc, # g, * mand; [] Backwards Sam Firks (Michael Stewart), g
click read notes !

click read notes !
Blue Goose BG 2010

Blue Goose discography


= Random Chance RCD-2
(1999)   [Label owner Rick
Congress: "Unfortunately, the
licenses I bought for two Yank
Rachell albums have long expired."
]

72a1975Windy City Blues
The Transition: 1935 to 1953

Pinetop [Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks]
- Every Day I Have The Blues
State Street Boys
- Sweet To Mama
Washboard Sam
- Easy Ridin' Mama
Robert Lee McCoy
- Prowlin' Nighthawk

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Sunnyland #
- My Little Cornelius #
Robert Lockwood
- Black Spider Blues
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby

Guitar Pete Franklin
- Down Behind The Rise
- Casey Brown Blues
Tampa Red
- Green And Lucky Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Dust My Broom
Tony Hollins
- Fishin' Blues
- Wino Woman
Johnny Shines
- Please Don't


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Leroy Pierson



Nighthawk 101

Nighthawk discography

72b1976Great Bluesmen Newport

Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie
- Levee Camp Blues
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
- My Baby Done Changed The Lock On The Door
John Lee Hooker with Bill Lee on bass
- Tupelo
- Bus Station Blues
Son House
- Son Blues
- Death Letter Blues #
- Pony Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Mailman Blues
- Clean Up At Home
Doc Reese
- Hey Rattler / Oh My Lord
Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Trouble, I've Had It All My Day
Skip James
- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Illinois Blues
The Reverend Gary Davis
- Death Don't Have No Mercy
Willie Doss
- Catfish Blues
- I Had A Woman
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Lord, I'm Going Down South
- If The River Was Whiskey
Lightnin' Hopkins with Samuel Lay
- Cotten Fields Blues
- Shake That Thing

gatefold inner sleeve, left side; click to enlarge !gatefold inner sleeve, right side; click to read Maynard Solomon notes !
gatefold inner sleeve of Vanguard VSD 77/78

# note on CD 77/78: "due to compact disc time restrictions some songs on the original album are not included in this package"

Newport Folk Festival discography

DLP
notes by Maynard Solomon
click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
Vanguard VSD 77/78

click to enlarge !
King/Vanguard LAX-155
(Jp 1976)

notes by Samuel Charters
click to enlarge !
= Vanguard CD 77/78 (1991)
2 LPs on 1 CD #
Great Bluesmen At
Newport 1959-1965

72b1977Indianapolis Jump

Shirley Griffith & J.T. Adams
- Maggie Campbell
- Saturday Blues
- Indianapolis Jump
- Big Road Blues

Yank Rachell
- Mandolin Jump []
J.T. Adams & Shirley Griffith
- Kill It Kid
- I Don't Feel Welcome
- The Hop Joint
- Kentucky Guitar Blues

Pete Franklin
- Lowdown Dirty Ways # *
- The Fives # *
- Penal Farm Blues # §
Bertha Lee Jones
- Spanish Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Little Girl Blues
- Cherry
James Easley
- Big Leg Woman //


[] rec. June 17, 1974 in Indianapolis, IN; Yank Rachell, sp, mand; Shirley Griffith, g
# rec. December 24, 1963 in Indianapolis; Guitar Pete Franklin, voc, * p, § g
// rec. June 17, 1961 in Indianapolis; James Easley, voc, hca; Guitar Pete Franklin, g; Raymond Holloway, g
notes by Art Rosenbaum



Flyright 523

Flyright discography

731977Songs of Love, Courtship, and Marriage
Folk music in America Vol. 2

- Love Is A Song - Lonnie Johnson
- That's All Right, Baby - Mose "Clear Rock" Platt
- Two Menominee Flute Songs - John Okimase

- Little Sarah - James Rachel, John Estes
- Going To Richmond - Jimmie Strothers
- Come Back To Me In My Dreams - Bill Monroe
- María, María - Lydia Mendoza Y Cuarteto Mendoza
- If One Won't, Another One Will - Carter Family
- Joe Bowers - J.C. White
- Renewed Love Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Your Small And Sweet - Segura And Herbert
- You Are A Little Too Small - Carolina Tar Heels
- Lily Monroe - Uncle Alex Dunford
- Midnight On The Stormy Deep - Blue Sky Boys
- The Married Man - Emry Arthur
- Emily - Sam Manning
- Three Nights In A Bar Room - Wade Mainer


ed. by Richard K. Spottswood

Library of Congress LBC 2
741978Let's Get Loose
Folk and Popular Blues Styles from the Beginning to the Early 1940s

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

Tyus & Tyus
- Dad's Old Mule
Rufus & Ben Quillan
- Keep It Clean
Leroy Carr
- Blue Night Blues
Walter Roland
- House Lady Blues
Wilbur "Joe" McCoy & Herb Morand
- I'm Cuttin' Out
Tommy McClennan
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson & Big Bill Broonzy
- Love Me Baby
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues


compiled by David Evans
notes by David Evans





New World 290
74a1980Henry Townsend: "Mule"

- Bad Luck Dice
- Nothing But Trouble

- Things Have Changed #
- The Old Man's Soul
- Tears Come Rollin' Down
- It's A Hard Toad To Travel

- Talkin' Guitar Blues *

- I'm Just An Ordinary Man
- Alley Strut
- Can't You See

- Dark Clouds Rising #
- The Train Is At The Station
- Overstayed My Time


rec. 1979 in St. Louis, MO; Henry Townsend, voc, p, g; Yank Rachell, # mand, * g; Vernell Townsend, voc; Norman Merritt, g

Henry Townsend discography


Nighthawk NH-201


= Nighthawk CD NH-201
(1993)

Nighthawk discography

74b1982Big City Blues

Bumble Bee Slim
- Burned Down Mill
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning, School Girl
Rosetta Howard
- Let Your Linen Hang Low
Curtis Jones
- Gold Digger Blues
Doctor Clayton
- On The Killin' Floor
Jazz Gillum
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Peg Leg Howell
- Sadie Lee Blues
Texas Alexander
- Sabine River Blues

Martha Copeland
- Stole My Man Blues
Cousin Joe
- Bad Luck Blues

Walter Davis
- I Did Everything I Could
Lonnie Johnson
- Mr. Johnson Swing
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Chicago Mill Blues
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow
Jim Jackson
- My Monday Woman Blues
Leroy Carr
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground



Albatros VPA 8473

= Albatros: VC 5021 (cassette)

Albatros discography

751983James "Yank" Rachel   Vol. 1   (1934-38)
Complete recordings in chronological order

Yank Rachell with Dan Smith
- Blue And Worried Woman
- Sugar Farm Blues
- Stack O'Dollars Blues
- Night Latch Blues
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
- Gravel Road Woman
Elijah Jones with Yank Rachell
- Katy Fly
- Big Boat
- Only Boy Child
- Lonesome Man

Elijah Jones with Yank Rachell
- Mean Actin' Mama
- Stuff Stomp
Yank Rachell
- J.L. Dairy Blues
- Rachel Blues
- Lake Michigan Blues
- I'm Wild And Crazy As I Can Be
- When You Feel Down And Out
- Texas Tommy
- It's All Over
- My Mind Got Bad

notes by Paul Oliver



Wolf WSE 106

notes by Paul Oliver

= Wolf WBCD-006 (1991)

761983James "Yank" Rachel   Vol. 2   (1938-41)
Complete recordings in chronological order

- Get Your Head Trimmed Down
- Peach Orchard Mama
- Haven't Seen No Whiskey
- Goin' Up The Mountain
- Hobo Blues
- It Seems Like A Dream
- Army Man Blues
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Worried Blues
- Biscuit Baking Woman

- Insurance Man Blues
- Up North Blues (There's A Reason)
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Tappin' That Thing
- Rainy Day Blues
- Peach Tree Blues
- She Loves Who She Pleases
- Bye-bye Blues
- Loudella Blues
- Katy Lee Blues


notes by Paul Oliver



Wolf WSE 107

notes by Paul Oliver

= Wolf WBCD-007 (1991)

76a1983Memphis Harmonica Kings 1929-30
The Complete Recordings in Chronological Order of Noah Lewis and Jed Davenport

Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special (56337-2)
- Devil In The Woodpile (56338-2)
- Like I Want To Be (64734-2)

- Ticket Agent Blues (64736) #
- New Minglewood Blues (64737-2) #
- Selling The Jelly (64738)
- Bad Luck's My Buddy (64739-2)
Jed Davenport
- Selling The Jelly (C-6438)
- Talkin' Bout My Buddy (C-64739-2)

- How Long How Long Blues (m-197)
- Cow Cow Blues (M-198)
- Beale Street Breakdown (Mem-734)
- You Ought To Move Out Of Town (Mem-735)
- The Dirty Dozen (Mem-763)
- Jug Blues (Mem-764)
- Save Me Some (Mem-774)
- Piccolo Blues (Mem-775)


# with Yank Rachell

Matchbox MSE-213

Matchbox discography

771985Howard Armstrong: Louie Bluie
Film sound track

- New State Street Rag
- Nothing In This World For Me
- That'll Never Happen No More
- Ted's Stomp
- My Four Reasons
- Barushka

- 38 Pistol Blues #
- Darktown Strutter's Ball

- When He Calls Me I Will Answer
- Vine Street Drag
- My Gal Sal Medley
- State Street Rag
- Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
- Railroad Blues
- Cacklin' Hen
- Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams


CD bonus tracks:
- Vine Street Drag (The Tennessee Chocolate Drops)
- The Girl I Love

- Milk Cow Blues (Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachell) #
- When You Feel Down And Out (Yank Rachell) #

# Yank Rachell, voc, mand
notes by Marty Pahls



Arhoolie 1095


(=) Arhoolie CD 470 (1998)

Arhoolie discography

781985Going Back On The Farm
Blues in Chicago   1940-1942

Roosevelt Sykes
- Let The Black Have His Way
Baby Doo
- I'm Gonna Walk Your Log
Big Bill Broonzy
- Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues
Lil Green
- 99 Blues
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Machine Gun Blues
The Florida Kid
- I'm Going Back On The Farm
Little Bill Gaither
- Life Of Leroy Carr
Big Joe & His Rhythm
- What Will I Do


Yank Rachell
- Katy Lee Blues
Gene Gilmore
- She Got Something There
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues
Frank Edwards
- Three Women Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw's Buddy
- Sleeping By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Kind Lover Blues
Peter Chatman & His Washboard Band
- The Jive Blues
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Good Old Cabbage Greens
notes by John Cowley



Travelin' Man TM-809


Travelin' Man discography

79198?Sleepy John Estes recorded live
featuring James 'Yank' Rachel [sic] and Hammie Nixon 1966 / 1974

- Blues For Johnny *
- Mailman Blues *
- Three Little Flowers * §
- You Shouldn't Say That *
- You Don't Mean Me No Good * §
- I've Been Well-Warned *
- Divin' Duck Blues *
- Clean Up At Home *

- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead #
- Rats In My Kitchen # []
- Sleepy John's Twist #
- Diving Duck Blues #
- Stop That Thing #
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time #
- Corinne, Corinna #
- Holy Spirit Don't Leave Me #


* rec. October 1966 in Hinterbrühl, Austria; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand., § voc
# rec. 1974; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, [] Sam Chatmon

Sleepy John Estes discography


Wolf 120.913
801986Yank Rachell: Blues Mandolin Man

- My Baby's Gone *
- Moonshine Whiskey *
- She Changed The Lock #
- Bugle Call (instr) § *
- Dreamy Eyed Woman *

- Cigarette Blues #
- Make My Love Come Down *
- Black Snake *
- Des Moines, Iowa *

Random Chance RCD-1 bonus track:
- Wadie Green []

rec. 1986 at TRC Studios, Indianapolis, Ind.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, § sp; Peter Roller, ac & el g; # Peter "Madcat" Ruth, hca; * Sheena Rachell (Yank's granddaughter), b; * Leonard Marsh Jr., dr

[] rec. 1983 in Bloomington, Ind.; James Rachell, voc, mand; Peter Roller, g
notes by Peter Roller



Blind Pig BP 1986


(=) Random Chance RCD-1
(1999)   [Label owner Rick
Congress: "Unfortunately, the
licenses I bought for two Yank
Rachell albums have long expired."
]


= Blind Pig CD 8012 (2011)

80a1987Walter Davis   1937-1941

- Fifth Avenue Blues
- West Coast Blues
- Good Gal
- Holiday Blues
- Streamline Woman
- My Babe

- Walking The Avenue #
- Friendless Blues #
- 13 Highway #

- Homesick #
- Just Tell Me You Troubles #
- I Like The Way You Spread Your Wings
- Doctor Blues
- Cotton Farm Blues
- Come Back Baby
- No Place To Go
- I Just Can't Remember
- All My Money Gone


# with Yank Rachell

Best of Blues B.o.B. 5
80b1987Sonny Boy Williamson   1937-45

- Sugar Mama Blues
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues

- My Little Cornelius #
- Decoration Blues' #
- Miss Louisa Blue #s
- Sunny Land #

- My Baby I've Been Your Slave #
- Doggin' My Love Around
- Little Low Woman Blues
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 2
- Good Gravy
- Tell Me, Baby
- Honey Bee Blues
- I'm Gonna Catch You Soon
- Elevator Woman


# with Yank Rachell

Old Tramp 1205 (NL)
80c1987Yank Rachell - Chicago Style

- Depression Blues
- Roll Me Over Baby
- Check Up On My Baby
- Early In The Morning

- Diving Duck
- Let Me Tangle In Your Vines
- I Don't Believe You Love Me No More
- Going To St. Louis

CD bonus track:
- Sugar Mama

rec. August 16, 1979 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, hca, g, mand; Pete Crawford, g; Floyd Jones, b; Odie Payne, dr



Delmark DS-649

= Delmark 800649 (Fr)


(=) Delmark CD DD-649
(1993)

80d1987Sonny Boy Williamson: Bluebird Blues

- Up The Contry Blues
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Collector Man Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues
- Early In The Morning
- Project Highway


- Honey Bee Blues #
- My Baby I've Been Your Slave #
- Whiskey Headed Blues #
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues #
- You Give An Account #
- Shannon Street Blues #
- You've Been Foolin' Round Town #
- Deep Down In The Ground #

# with Yank Rachell
notes by Terry Ohmer
[Neil Slaven]

Bluetime BT 2006 (Den)
811988Country Blues Live

Mississippi John Hurt (recorded at Joel Jacobson's, Washington, D.C., 1960's)
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Avalon Blues
- I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down
- Payday
- Casey Jones
- Spanish Flang Dang
- Welcome
Robert Pete Williams (at Johnny's, Hinterbrühl, Austria, October 1966)
- I'm So Worried

John Jackson (at Washington Folk Festival)
- John Henry
- Poor Boy
- Buck Dancer's Choice
- Tell Me Pretty Mama

Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell (In Vienna, Austria, October 1966, TV show)
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
- 80 Highway
- Mailman Blues

Document DLP 525
Limited Edition
81a1988Sonny Boy Williamson: Rare Sonny Boy   1937-1947

- Sugar Mama Blues
- Skinny Woman
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues
- Early In The Morning

- My Little Cornelius #
- Decoration Blues #

- You Can Lead Me #
- Miss Louisa Blues #
- Sunnyland #
- I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away #
- Beauty Parlor #
- My Baby I've Been Your Slave #
- Doggin' My Love Around
- Little Low Woman Blues
- Sugar Mama Blues No.2


- Good Gravy
- Good Gal Blues
- I'm Not Pleasing You
- Tell Me, Baby
- Honey Bee Blues
- I'm Gonna Catch You Soon
- Blues That Made Me Drunk
- Elevator Woman
- Mellow Chick Swing

- Lacey Belle
- Apple Tree Swing
- Sugar Gal
- No Friend Blues
- I Love You For Myself
- Bring Another Half A Pint
- Southern Dream
- Better Cut That Out


# with Yank Rachell
DLP
notes (in French & English)
(transl. by Don Waterhouse)
by Jean Buzelin

RCA NL 90027 (Fr)

= RCA CD NL 90027 (1995)

821989Sleepy John Estes

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Raged And Dirty Too
- Diving Duck Blues
- Little Sarah (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues

- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Come Back Home, Little Girl]
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues

with Yank Rachell and Son Bonds

Sleepy John Estes discography


Document DLP 564
82a1989Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Joe Williams: Throw A Boogie Woogie

- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Got The Bottle Up And Gone
- Early In The Morning
- Black Gal Blues

- Moonshine #
- Whiskey Headed Blues #
- You Give An Account #

- Rootin' Ground Hog
- Brother James
- Peach Orchard Mama
- Crawling King Snake
- Highway 49
- Please Don't Go
- North Wind Blues
- Throw A Boogie Woogie


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Bill Altman

RCA NL 90320 (G)
= RCA CD ND 90320
= RCA cassette NK 90320

= RCA CD 9599


= Roslin CD (2010)

82b1990Gus Cannon & Noah Lewis: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Volume 2
(12 September 1929 to 28 November 1930)

Cannon And Woods (The Beale Street Boys)
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beal
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil In The Woodpile
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blue
Noah Lewis
- Like I Want To Be

Noah Lewis' Jug Band
- Ticket Agent Blues #
- New Minglewood Blues #
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never
- Prison Wall Blues


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5033
831993Live Blues
Live from the Slippery Noodle Inn   Volume 1

Yank Rachell - Yank Rachell's Blues # []
Red Beans & Rice - Just U Wait Nc
Bangkok Rooster - My Number Is Up
Studebaker John And The Hawks - Shake
David Morgan - Last Steam Engine Train
Southside Denny - Breaks My Heart
Mean Weenies - Santa Cruz
Glenn Davis & Blues Commission - High Cost Of Loving
Rebirth Blues Band - Never Trust A Man
Studebaker John & Hawks - New Way Of Walkin'
Bangkok Rooster - Rattlesnake Shake
Mean Weenies - Don't Let Go
Rebirth Blues Band - Wet Match
Southside Denny - Food For Thought
Red Beans & Rice - Someone Like You
David Morgan - She Caught The Katy

Yank Rachell - Mandolin Blues #
Glenn Davis & Blues Commission - Nightlife

rec. November 11-14, 1993 live at the Slippery Noodle Inn in Indianapolis, IN; # Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Red Beans & Rice: Yun Hui Percifield, kbds; Robert Coleman Jr., g; Tom Becklöehimer, b: Bill Young, dr; [] unknown MC

Slippery Noodle SNS 0001
83a1994Walter Davis   Volume 3
Complete recorded works in chronological order
5 May 1937 to 17 June 1938

- Good Gal
- Holiday Blues
- Streamline Woman
- Big Jack Engine Blues
- Guiding Rod
- Talk's All Over Town
- My Babe
- If You Ever Get Lonesome
- I Did Everything I Could

- When Nights Are Lonesome #
- Million-Dollar Baby #
- Candy Man #
- If You Only Understand #
- I Hear My Baby Crying #
- Walking The Avenue #
- Easy Goin' Mama #
- Friendless #
- Angel Child - Part 2 #
- 13 Highway #
- Homesick
- If You Treat Me Right #
- What Is Wrong With You? #
- Love Will Kill You #

# with Yank Rachell

Document DOCD-5283
83b1994Walter Davis   Volume 4
Complete recorded works in chronological order
17 June 1938 to 21 July 1939

- Just Tell Me Your Trouble #
- Call Me Anytime #
- I Like The Way You Spread Your Wings
- Cuttin' Off My Days
- You Don't Know Right From Wrong
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Smoky Mountain
- Your Time Is Comin'
- Everything Is O.k.
- Troubled And Weary
- Early This Mornin'
- Mercy Blues
- Corrine
- New Orleans
- Big Four Blues
- Airplane Blues Let Me In Your Saddle
- Green And Lucky
- I Love You More And More
- Bachelor Blues
- Just Another Day
- Froggy Bottom
- Down And Out


# with Yank Rachell

Document DOCD-5284
83c1994Sleepy John Estes: First Recordings

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil I The Woodpile
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Watcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O'Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Like I Want To Be
- Ticket Agent Blues
- New Minglewood
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy

Sleepy John Estes discography


JSP CD 601

notes by Keith Briggs

= JSP CD 3406 (2002)
2 CD set along with "Gus
Cannon & His Jug Stompers"
(JSP 610; 1994)
remastered by
John R.T. Davies

841996Yank Rachell / David Morgan: Pig Trader Blues

- I Love My Woman
- My First Mandolin #
- Slammin' Doors In My Face
- Sloppy Drunk
- Jump In C
- Mistreated Blues
- She Caught The Katy
- Yank Rachell Boogie
- Dark Cloud Rising
- I Don't Care How Long You Been Gone
- I Can't Go Down That Road By Myself
- Yellow Yams

rec. November 1994 to March 1995 in Indianapolis, IN; # Yank Rachell, voc, mand, # sp only; David Morgan, g

Slippery Noodle SNS 0007
851996John Sebastian & the J Band: I Want My Roots

- Mobile Line
- I Want My Roots
- Goin' To German
- Big Road Blues
- Just Don't Stop 'Till You're All Worn Out
- Ain't Nowhere To Hobo Anymore
- Milk Cow Blues
- Rain, Hey, Rain
- Statesboro Blues
- New Jug Band Waltz

- Tapping That Thing #
- Yank Rachell's Boogie #
- Divin' Duck #
- K.C. Moan

# rec. 1996 in Indianapolis, IN; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; John Sebastian, bj, g; Jimmy Vivino, g; Fritz Richmond, jug, washb

Music Masters 01612-65137
861997Mandolin Blues

Yank Rachell
- Dig My Buddy #
- Smokey Joe #
- Rainy Day Blues # //
- My Baby's Gonna Jump And Shout # //
Carl Martin
- Every Day I Have The Blues *
- Grave Digger Blues *
Will Hatcher
- Garbage Man Blues
- Crawdad
- Waiting Just For You
Ted Bogan
- Mary, Run To The Window
Johnny Young
- Highway 61
- Jumpin' On Eight
- Stealin'
- Mandolin Rock
- I Tried To Get You Off My Mind
- Bumble Bee
- Crawling King Snake


# rec. February 12, 1967 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Taj Mahal, g, // hca; Sleepy John Estes, g

* rec. June 6, 1966 [actually May 31, 1966] in Chicago, Ill.; Carl Martin, voc, fiddle, g, mand; Johnny Young, g
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD 6004
871998Yank Rachell: Too Hot For The Devil
Acoustic Blues

- Bring It Back Home
- Too Hot For The Devil
- 38 Pistol
- Going To St. Louis
- Decoration Day (intro)
- Decoration Day
- Worried Blues
- Pat Webb Blues
- Yank and Allen talk about Sleepy John Estes and Hammy Nixon
- Yank Rachell Boogie
- Wadie Green
- Roll Me Over Slow
- Leave Here Walkin'
- Potato Diggin' Man
- Blues For Allen Stratyner
- Yank talks about Sonny Boy Williamson

rec. 1997 in Indianapolis, IN; James 'Yank' Rachell, voc, mand; Allen Stratyner, hca; Pat Webb, g; Chris Webb, g; snare dr; C.J. Watson, g; Warren Lacey, b

Flat Rock 16
881999John Sebastian & the J Band: Chasin' Gus' Ghost

- Stealin'
- Minglewood Blues
- Fare Thee Well
- Write Me A Few Of Your Lines
- My Passing Fantasy
- Jug Band Music
- One Step Forward
- Viola Lee
- Got No Automobiles
- Wild About My Lovin'
- Kansas City

- Yank Rachell Intro # *
- Laundromat Blues #
- Tap That Thing #
- My Baby Left Town #

# rec. January 25, 1996 live in Indianapolis, IN; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, * sp; John Sebastian, bj, g; Jimmy Vivino, g; Fritz Richmond, jug; James Wormworth, dr, washb

Hollywood HR-62227
88a1999I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume One

CD One:
Willie Mabon
- Michelle
- I'm Hungry
- I Don't Know
- New Orleans Blues
- I'm The Fixer
James Brewer
- I Know A Woman, She Lives Up The Hill
- Big Road Blues
- Blues In The Morning, Blues Every Turn Around
- Poor Kelly Blues
- I Don't No Woman, She Got Hair Like Drops Of Rain
Eddie Boyd (+ Mike Bloomfield)
- Five Long Years
- Early Grave
- The Big Question
- Look Over Younder Wall

Yank Rachell
- Going To Pack Up My Things And Go #
- Every Night And Day, I Hear My Baby Call My Name #
- My Baby Rocks Me #
- My Baby's Gone, Soon I'll Be Gone Myself #


CD Two:
Johnny Young (+ Slim Willis, Otis Spann, Robert Whitehead)
- Why Did You Break My Heart
- Better Cut It Out
- My Baby Walked Out And Left
- Step By, Baby
- Monkey-Face Woman
Sunnyland Slim (+ Mike Bloomfield)
- Brownskin Woman - It's You Baby
- One Room Country Shack
- Sunnyland's Jump
- Rock Me
Big Walter Horton (+ Robert Nighthawk)
- Let's Have A Good Time
- Mean Mistreater
- I'm In The Mood
- Louise, Louise
- You Don't Mistreat Me
- Trouble In Mind

Interviews
Willie Mabon
James Brewer
Eddie Boyd

Yank Rachell

# rec. May 16, 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Mike Bloomfield, p; John Lee Granderson, g



Yank Rachell
- Texas Tony (takes 1 to 3) # [unissued]
- Bye Bye Baby # [unissued]
- Sometimes I Believe My Baby Treats Me Wrong # [unissued]
- My Rock Is My Steady Pistol # [unissued]
2 CD set



Jefferson Records
SBACD 12653/4
892002Sleepy John Estes: Newport Blues

- Intro
- Special Agent
- Wadie Green Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Up & Down
- Need More Blues
- Newport Blues
- B K Blues
- 80 Highway
- Mary Come On Home
- New York City Breakdown *
- City Hall Blues
- Worried Mind Blues *
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time
- Government Money *
- Poor Mother's Child
- New Doorbell Blues #

rec. July 28, 1964 in New York; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, g, p, # voc; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug, * voc

Sleepy John Estes discography


Delmark DE 639
902006The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1
Freeny's Barn Dance Band: Croquet Habits
Son House: Mississippi County Farm Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Up Jumped The Rabbit
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy: I'm Going Back Home
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles: Fightin' In The War With Spain
John Byrd: Old Timbrook Blues
Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers: A Little Talk With Jesus
Tommy Johnson: Slidin' Delta
The Three Striped Gears: Alabama Blues
Jack Gowdlock: Rollin Dough Blues
Kentucky Ramblers: Ginseng Blues
Ollis Martin: Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down
Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston And The West Virginia Ramblers: John Hardy Blues
Long "Cleeve" Reed & Little Harvey Hull - The Down Home Boys: Original Stack O' Lee Blues
Amedie Ardoin & Dennis McGee: Two Step De La Prairie Soileau
Andrew & Jim Baxter: Operator Blues
J.D. Harris: The Grey Eagle
Memphis Jug Band: Jim Strainer Blues
Grayson County Railsplitters: Ain't That Trouble In Mind (unissued)
Dock Boggs: Old Rub Alcohol Blues
Jaybird Coleman: Mistreatin' Mama
Henry Whitter: It's A Rough Road To Georgia (unissued)
Rev. B.L. Wightman with Lottie Kimbrough & Congregation: Live The Life


disc 2
Yank Rachel with Sleepy John Estes & Jab Jones: Sweet Mama
Crowder Brothers: We All Love Mother (unissued)
Son House: Clarksdale Moan
Ashley & Foster: Bull Dog Sal (unissued)
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas: Down In Texas Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Chicken Don't Roost Too High
William Harris: I'm Leavin' Town (But I Sho' Don't Wanna Go)
Asa Martin & Roy Hobbs: Wild Cat Rag
King Solomon Hill: Whoopee Blues (Alternate Take)
Chubby Parker: Davey Crockett
Geeshie Wiley: Skinny Leg Blues
Sweet Brothers: I'm Gonna Marry That Pretty Little Girl
Blind Roosevelt Graves & Varoy Graves: I Shall Not Be Moved
Smith & Irvine: Lonesome Road Blues
Luke Jordon: If I Call You Mama
Grayson & Whitter: My Mind Is To Marry (unissued)
Osey Helton: Green River
Lottie Kimbrough: Don't Speak To Me
Wade Ward: Married Man's Blues (unissued)
Ken Maynard: Sweet Betsey From Pike (unissued)
Jaybird Coleman: Boll Weevil
Bill Shepherd with Hayes Shepherd & Ed Webb: Bound Steel Blues
Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1: Bells Of Love
double CD

Yazoo YAZ CD 2202

street date: April 4th, 2006

more info:
http://www.venerablemusic.com/myspacejpg/rcrub.pdf

Tom Mug's Blog

Stefan Grossman's
Guitar Workshop

912007Sleepy John Estes: Legendary Country Blues Artists
also featuring Yank Rachell, 'Brownsville' Son Bonds, Charlie Pickett

disc 1:
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair #
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too #
- Divin' Duck Blues #
- Little Sarah #
- Black Mattie Blues #
- T-Bone Steak Blues #
- Milk Cow Blues #
- Street Car Blues #
- Expressman Blues #
- Whatcha Doin? #
- Poor John Blues #
- Stack O' Dollars #
- My Black Gal Blues #
- Sweet Mama #
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- I Wanna Tear It All the Time
- Vernita Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge


# with Yank Rachell

disc 2:
- Need More Blues
- Jack and Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make a Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back to Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean Up at Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come on Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It (Mr Tom's Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
- Don't You Want to Know
- You Shouldn't Do That
- When the Saints Go Marching In
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind


disc 3:
Yank Rachell
- Blue and Worried Woman
- Sugar Farm Blues
- Stack O' Dollars Blues
- Night Latch Blues
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
- Gravel Road Woman
- J.L. Dairy Blues
- Rachel Blues
- Lake Michigan Blues
- I'm Wild and Crazy as Can Be
- When You Feel Down and Out
- Texas Tommy
- It's All Over
- My Mind Got Bad
- Hobo Blues
- It Seems Like a Dream
- Army Man Blues
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Worried Blues
- Biscuit Baking Woman
- Insurance Man Blues
- Up North Blues
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Tappin' That Thing
- Rainy Day Blues
- Peach Tree Blues

disc 4:
- She Loves Who She Please
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Loudella Blues
- Katy Lee Blues
'Brownsville' Son Bonds
- All Night Long
- She Walks Like My Woman
- Weary Worried Blues
- Back and Side Blues
- I Want to Live So God Can Use Me
- Ain't That News?
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
- In My Father's House
- Trouble Trouble Blues
- Tennessee Worried Blues
- I'll Work Up to You Someday
- Old Bachelor Blues
- Black Gal Swing
- Get Up and Go
- Every Time My Heart Beats
- 80 Highway Blues
- Hard Pill to Swallow, A
- Come Back Home, Little Girl
- Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal
- Trembling Blues
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
- Down the Highway

Sleepy John Estes discography

4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7779
922007The Original Sonny Boy Williamson   Volume 1

disc 1:
- Good Morning, Little School Girl
- Blue Bird Blues
- Jackson Blues
- Got the Bottle Up And Gone
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Skinny Woman
- Tough Luck - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Prowling Night-Hawk - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Sweet Pepper Mama - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- I Know You Gonna Miss Me - (with Big Joe Williams)
- Rootin' Ground Hog - (with Big Joe Williams)
- Brother James - (with Big Joe Williams)
- I Won't Be In Hard Luck No More - (with Big Joe Williams)
- Up the Country Blues
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Collector Man Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues
- Early In the Morning
- Project Highway
- My Friend Has Forsaken Me - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Mean Black Cat - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Brickyard - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Mamie Lee - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Take It Easy Baby - (with Robert Lee McCoy)


disc 2:
- I Have Spent My Bonus - Robert Lee McCoy
- CNA - Robert Lee McCoy
- Lose Your Man - Henry Townsend
- All I've Got's Gone - Henry Townsend
- A Ramblin' Mind - Henry Townsend
- Now I Stay Away - Henry Townsend
- My Little Cornelius
- Decoration Blues
- You Can Lead Me
- Moonshine
- Miss Louisa Blues
- Sunny Land
- I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away
- Down South
- Beauty Parlor
- Until My Love Come Down

- Katy Fly - Elijah Jones
- Big Boat - Elijah Jones
- Only Boy Child - Elijah Jones
- Lonesome Man - Elijah Jones
- Mean Actin' Mama - Elijah Jones
- Stuff Stomp - Elijah Jones
- J.L. Dairy Blues - Yank Rachell
- Rachel Blues - Yank Rachell
- Lake Michigan Blues - Yank Rachell

disc 3:
- I'm Wild And Crazy As Can Be - Yank Rachell
- Honey Bee Blues
- My Baby I've Been Your Slave
- Whiskey Headed Blues
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues
- You Give An Account
- Shannon Street Blues
- You've Been Foolin' Round Town
- Deep Down In The Ground
- When You Feel Down And Out - Yank Rachell
- Texas Tommy - Yank Rachell
- It's All Over - Yank Rachell
- My Mind Got Bad - Yank Rachell
- Get Your Head Trimmed Down - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- Peach Orchard Mama - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- Haven't Seen No Whiskey - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- Goin' Up The Mountain - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- You Got To Fix It - Speckled Red
- Number Five Blues
- Christmas Morning Blues
- Susie-Q
- Blue Bird Blues - Part 2
- Little Girl Blues
- Low Down Ways


disc 4:
- Goodbye Red
- Right Kind Of Life, The
- Insurance Man Blues
- Rainy Day Blues
- Next Door Neighbor - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Big Apple Blues - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Freight Train Blues - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Good Gamblin' - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Bad Luck Blues
- My Little Baby
- Doggin' My Love Around
- Little Low Woman Blues
- Good For Nothing Blues
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 2
- Good Gravy
- T.B. Blues
- Something Goin' On Wrong
- Good Gal Blues
- Joe Louis And John Henry Blues
- Thinking My Blues Away
- I'm Not Pleasing You
- New Jail House Blues
- Life Time Blues
- Miss Ida Lee
- Tell Me, Baby


4 CD set

JSP JSPCD 7797
9311/2007Art Of Field Recording Volume I
50 Years of Traditional American Music documented by Art Rosenbaum

James 'Yank' Rachell & Shirley Griffith
- Peach Orchard Mama []
- Mandolin Stomp (instr) []
Shirley Griffith
- River Line Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues


[] rec. June 17, 1964; Yank Rachell, voc/sp, mand; Shirley Griffith, g
4 CD set
96 page book

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942010Dixiefrog presents Black & White
Recorded in the Field by Art Rosenbaum

Henry Grady Terrel - Old John Henry Died On The Mountain
The Chancey Brothers - I Wish I Was A Mode In The Ground
Mose Parker - John Henry
Silver Light Gospel Singers - Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'round
Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller - Devilish Mary

James "Yank" Rachell & Shirley Griffith - Mandolin Stomp
Lawrence Eller & Vaughn Eller - Down The Road
Golden River Grass - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Jake Staggers - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Brady Doc & Lucy Barnes - Free Go Lily
Ben Entrekin & Uncle John Patterson - Flat Foot Charlie
Cecil Barfield - Georgia Bottkeneck Blues
Lawrence McKiver & The McIntosh County Shouters - Jubilee
Marie Lomax - Lord Daniel
The Eller Brothers & Ross Brown - Don't Go Riding Down That Old Texas Trail
Guitar Pete Franklin - Guitar Pete's Blues
Albert Hash & Art Rosenbaum - Train 45
Eddie Bowles - Bowles' Blues
George Childers - Nobody's Business
Scrapper Blackwell - Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog
Fleeta & Rev. Nathaniel Mitchell - Brother, You Ought T've Been There
Tony Bryant - Broke Down Engine
Juanita & Oscar Shorty Shehan - Free Little Bird
The Balfa Brothers & Nathan Abshire - J'ai passé devant ta porte



Dixiefrog DFGCD8697


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

 

 
Other artist's Covers of Yank Rachell songs
#year
of
release
Artist
Record Title

- featured Yank Rachell song
label # / notes
12009A Tribute To The Legendary Blues Mandolin Man
James “Yank” Rachell
  1910-1997

- Texas Tony - Tim O'Brien
- Shotgun Blues - Rich DelGrosso
- She Caught The Katy - Karen Irwin
- Moonshine Whiskey - Jermoe Mills
- Sebastian Speaks - John Sebastian
- Tappin' That Thing - John Sebastian
- My Baby's Gone Andra Faye
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Peter Rowan & Lowell Levinger
- Divin' Duck - Greg Ashby
- Deep Flam Blues - Mike Seeger
- My Mind Got Bad - Karen Irwin
- Bluesy Little Tune - Stanley Smith
- Depression Blues - Steve Brown
- Gonna Get Up In The Morning - The Buckhannon Brothers
- Let Me Tangle In Your Potato Vines - Orville Johnson
- Brownsville Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Seems Like A Dream - Bert Deivert
- Wasie Green - Curtis Tipton
- Lake Michigan Blues - Sheena Rachell
- Cigarette Blues - Jean-Louis Mahjun
- Freedom - May Nell, Willa B. & Sheena Rachell


Yanksville YR-CD012708

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, pp. 309-310
- Lawrence Cohn: Nothing But The Blues.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 75
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 207, 489, 543-544, 736-737, 1044-1045
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 147-148, 453
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 819-820
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 201, pp. 368-369, 459
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Blind Pig CD 8012

thanks to Alan Balfour for additional info / scans

 


Richard Congress: Blues Mandolin Man - The Life and Music of Yank Rachell
University Press of Mississippi (2001)
(cover photograph by Patrick Schneider)

 


front cover of Living Blues # 79 (1988)

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