T H O M A S   S H A W  1971; source: front cover of Testament TCD 5027; photographer: Frank Scott
photographer: Frank Scott

Thomas
'Tom' Shaw
Thomas Edgar Shaw
b. March 4, 1908 in Brenham, Texas
d. February 24, 1977 in San Diego, California

discography

T H O M A S   S H A W  at De Bajes, Amstelveen, December 16, 1972; photographer: Bart van Lienden
Thomas Shaw at De Bajes, Amstelveen
December 16, 1972; photographer: Bart van Lienden

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.

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Thomas Shaw LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11972Thomas Shaw: Born In Texas

LP track sequence:
- Born In Texas   @ youtube
- Stop And Listen
- Worried Blues
- Hungry Wolf
- Motherless Children   @ youtube

- Richard Nixon's Welfare Blues
- Tom Shaw's Penitentiary Blues
- Let's Rock
- Old Original Penitentiary Blues
- Worried Life
- Dirty Mistreater

CD track sequence:
- Born In Texas
- Stop And Listen
- Worried Blues
- Hungry Wolf
- Last Year Was A Mighty Fine Year #   @ youtube
- Working Man Blues #
- Motherless Children
- Richard Nixon's Welfare Blues
- Tom Shaw's Penitentiary Blues
- Let's Rock
- Sinners Prayers #
- All Out And Down #   @ youtube
- Old Original Penitentiary Blues
- Worried Life
- Dirty Mistreater
- Milky Highway #
- If Jesus Had To Pray #
- Stocking Feet Blues #
- Mocking The Trains #

# CD bonus tracks

rec. 1971/72; Thomas Shaw, voc, g; prod. by Frank Scott
notes by Frank Scott
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Advent 2801 (US 1972)

Advent discography

= XTRA 1132 (UK 1973?)

XTRA discography

original notes
by Frank Scott
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click to read track list !

click to read track list !
(=) Testament TCD 5027
(US 1995)

Testament discography

21972Tom Shaw ... Blind Lemon's Buddy

- Baby Be A Boy Child Named Him After Me (Tom Shaw)   @ youtube
- Stop In The Valley (Tom Shaw)
- Some Men Like Doggin' (Alexander-arr. Tom Shaw)
- Just Can't Keep From Crying (Blind Willie Johnson, arr. Tom Shaw)   @ youtube
- Match Box Blues (Lemon Jefferson)   @ youtube
- Rock (Tom Shaw)

- Samson And Delilah (trad. arr. Tom Shaw)   @ youtube
- Howling Wolf Blues (J.T. Smith, arr. Tom Shaw)
- Martin Luther King (Tom Shaw)
- Ella Speed (trad. arr. Tom Shaw)
- Broke And Ain't Got A Dime (Lemon Jefferson, arr. Tom Shaw)
- Prowling Ground Hog (Tom Shaw)   @ youtube

rec. poss. April 1, 1972 in New York by Nick Perls; Thomas Shaw, voc, g; engineering & production by Nick Perls; cover photo by Nick Perls
notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose 2008

Blue Goose discography

31973Thomas Shaw: Do Lord Remember Me

Blues Beacon 1932 123 tracks:
- Let's Rock
- Folks You Don't Know What The Lord Has Done For Me
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Dedicated To My Friends (Blind Lemon and Funny Paper Smith)
- Roll Me Baby
- Do Lord, Do Remember Me

- I'm A Lonely Woman *
- She's My Gal
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long
- Tom's Special Blues
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Two White Horses In A Line)
- Texas Blues
- E.J. Blues *

* tracks not on Blues Beacon 63 1001 (1981)

Blues Beacon 631001 tracks:
- Let's Rock
- Folks You Don't Know What The Lord Has Done For Me
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Dedicated To My Friends
- Roll Me Baby
- Do Lord, Do Remember Me

- She's My Gal
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long
- Tom's Special Blues
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- Texas Blues

rec. December 17, 1972 at B.B.C. Studios, Baambrugge, The Netherlands; Thomas Shaw, voc, ac g

Side Two track 1 ("I'm A Lonely Woman", on Blues Beacon 1932 123 only) rec. c. December 17, 1972 live at Bajes Blues Club, Amsterdam-Amstelveen, The Netherlands; Thomas Shaw, voc, el g

prod. by Peter Gleissner








Blues Beacon 1932 123
(G 1973) [subsidiary
of Enja Records]

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Blues Beacon 631001
(G 1981)

(=?) CD BLU-1001


Blues Beacon discography

41974San Diego Blues Jam

Tom Courtney & Henry Ford Thompson
- Somebody's Been Knockin'
Bob Jefferey & Sam Chatmon
- Watergate Blues

Thomas Shaw
- Jack of Diamonds
Sam Chatmon
- She's My Baby
Bob Jefferey
- Toe Shakin' #
- Handsome Stranger #
Tom Courtney & Louis Major
- Early One Morning
Bonnie Jefferson
- Take Me Back
Louis Major
- Handy Brandy

Thomas Shaw
- Hey Mr. Nixon
Tom Courtney and Henry Ford Thompson
- Dust My Blues #
Sam Chatmon
- Sweet Old San Diego #
Bonnie Jefferson
- Got The Blues So Bad
Bob Jefferey
- 73 Hop
Louis Major
- Shotgun Blues
Bob Jefferey & Sam Chatmon
- Ashtray Taxi
Bonnie Jefferson - Crow Rooster Crow #
Tom Courtney & Henry Ford Thompson
- Just Goes To Show You (The World Is Mad)
Sam Chatmon & Bob Jefferey
- Shake 'Em All Down #

# CD bonus tracks

notes by Lou Curtiss



Advent 2804

Advent discography

original notes
by Lou Curtiss
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(=) Testament TCD 5029
(1995)

Testament discography

51992Ultimate Blues Collection Volume 3

CD 1:
Karen Carroll
- Little Red Rooster
- Woke Up This Morning
- Big Boss Man
- Sweet Home Chicago
Maisha Grant
- Help Me Through The Day
- Mellow Down Easy
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Please Love Me
The Cat
- Tin Roof Rules
Katie Webster
- When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
- Misty Blue


CD 2:
Thomas Shaw
- I'm Broke And I Haven't Got A Dime #
- Sail Along Little Girl #
Joanna Connor
- Guitar Woman #
- The Sky Is Crying #
VGO / Ed Morris
- Talking Hard Luck Blues #
James 'Son' Thomas
- Bull Cow Blues #
Luther Allison
- Fight
- Freedom

Thomas Shaw
- Smokey Mountain #
- Mini Blues #
Sam Chatmon
- Sittin' On Top Of The World #


CD 3:
Willie Mabon
- Klickety Klock
- Lover Girl
- Dorsey's Boogie
- The Seventh Son
The Cat
- I Love My Baby
- Came Home This Morning
- Rockin' The Subway
'Big Moose' Walker
- Don't Cry Baby
Little Willie Littlefield
- Adam Come And Get Your Bone
- Prisoner For Tonight
Tommy Tucker
- Trouble In Mind
#

# previously unreleased
3 CD set





Chrisly CM 11003
("Chrisly Blues Box")

Ornament discography



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Simon A. Napier, Steve LaVere, Lou Curtiss: Thomas Shaw.- Blues Unlimited 75 (1970), p. 14
- Lou Curtiss: Tom Shaw Talks.- Living Blues 9 (1972), pp. 24-27
- Lou Curtiss: Tom Shaw.- Living Blues 33 (1977), p. 5
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 877
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who.- New York 1979, p. 456
- Frank Scott: Thomas Shaw's Born In Texas.- Boogie Woogie & Blues Collector 30 (1973), p. 12
- Guido van Rijn: From The Vaults ... Thomas Shaw Interview.- Blues & Rhythm 193 (2004), pp. 4-8
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources
Lou Curtiss Lou Curtiss is the owner of San Diego's Folk Arts Rare Records store

source of left column photo: cover of Advent 2801; photographer: Frank Scott

thanks to 'blues4sale' for additional colour picture

 

T H O M A S   S H A W  at De Bajes, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, December 16, 1972; source: Block 97 (1996), p. 35; photographer: Bart van Lienden
Thomas Shaw at De Bajes, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, December 16, 1972

source: Block 97 (1996), p. 35; photographer: Bart van Lienden

 

http://www.jazzland.at/archiv/stor0102.htm


Thomas Shaw at the Jazzland, Vienna, Austria, 1972

 

front cover of Blues Link # 1 (1973); photo by Gerben Kroese; click to enlarge !
front cover of Blues Link # 1 (1973)
photographer: Gerben Kroese

front cover of Blues & Rhythm # 193 (2004); click to enlarge !
front cover of Blues & Rhythm # 193 (2004)
photographer: Frank Scott

 

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