R O B E R T    S H A W; source: Blues Unlimited 129 (1978), p. 13; photographer: Mike Rowe
source: Blues Unlimited 129 (1978), p. 13
photographer: Mike Rowe

Robert Shaw
a/k/a "Fud"
b. August 9, 1907 in Stafford, Texas

d. May 16, 1985 in Austin, Texas
discography

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Robert Shaw LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11963?

 

 

Robert Shaw: Texas Barrelhouse Piano

Almanac 10 track sequence:
- Whores Is Funky
- The Cows (instr)
- Here I Come With My Dirty, Dirty Duckins On   @ youtube
- The Clinton (instr)
- Black Gal

- Put Me In The Alley
- Groceries On My Shelf
- People, People
- The Ma Grinder (instr)   @ youtube
- Hattie Green

Arhoolie 1010 track sequence:
- The Cows (instr)
- Whores Is Funky
- Here I Come With My Dirty, Dirty Duckins On   @ youtube
- Black Gal
- Put Me In The Alley

- Groceries On My Shelf
- The Clinton (instr)
- People, People
- The Ma Grinder (instr)   @ youtube
- Hattie Green

rec. March 8, June 10, August 9, 1963 in Austin, TX by Mack McCormick; Robert Shaw, voc, p

8-page booklet
by Mack McCormick





Almanac 10
(Mack McCormick's "Almanac
Book and Recording Company")

notes by Mack McCormick



= Arhoolie 1010 (1967?)

Arhoolie discography

Arhoolie CD 377

   

- Rock Island Blues
- Piggly Wiggly
- Someday Baby
- Rent Man Blues
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- It Came Out Of L.A.
- Jump Steady
- Ain't Nobody Got It Like She's Got It
- Can I Go Home With You

rec. March 8, June 10, August 9, 1963 in Austin, TX by Mack McCormick
Almanac unissued
2196?Blues n' Trouble   Volume 2

Ligtning Hopkins
- Wine Drinking Woman
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- Yellow-Brown Woman
Little Son Willis
- Nothing But The Blues
Blind James Phillips
- Night Is Falling
Lil' Son Jackson
- Bad Whiskey - Bad Women
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- B & O Blues

Mercy Dee
- Sugar Daddy
Big Joe Williams
- Little Machine
Paul McZiel Zydeco Band
- I'm Sad And I'm Blue
Blind James Campbell
- Sittin' Here Drinking

Robert Shaw
- Turn Loose My Tongue #

# rec. March 8, June 10, August 9, 1963 in Austin, TX by Mack McCormick
notes by Chris A. Strachwitz
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click to read notes !

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Arhoolie F 1012

Arhoolie discography

31968Texas Blues   Volume 2

Manny Nichols
- Long Skinny Mama
Mance Lipscomb
- You Don't Mean No Good
Black Ace
- Beer Drinking Wooman
Rattlesnake Cooper
- I'm Leaving Town
Isam Hisam
- I'm Feeling Bad
Mercy Dee
- Ebony Baby
Lightning Hopkins
- Esther

Manny Nichols
- Walking Talking Blues
Billy Bizor
- Tom Moore
Alex Moore
- Chock House Boogie
Smokey Hogg
- Hello Baby

Robert Shaw
- The Fives #
Lightning Hopkins
- Hurricane Carla
Mercy Dee / K.C. Douglas / Otis Cherry
- 8th Wonder Of The World


# rec. March 8, June 10, August 9, 1963 in Austin, TX by Mack McCormick
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Arhoolie F 1017

Arhoolie discography

41968The Roots Of America's Music

Robert Shaw
- The Ma Grinder
2-disc package



Arhoolie R2001/2002
= Stateside/Toshiba SR
-9323B (Jp 1972)
51969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott
- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White and Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith
- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson

- The Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - Little Willie Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

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"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"

two record set
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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

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= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

61972Rod Kennedy Presents
Kerrville Folk Festival 1972
1972 Highlights Recorded "Live" at Kerrville, Texas

- This Will Be Lable - Peter Yarrow
- A Little Bit Late - Allen Damron
- Summertime Jacket - Carolyn Hester
- Long John - John A. Lomax Jr
- Drunken Lady Of The Morning - Country Fever (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
- Texas Blues - Mance Lipscomb

- Orange Blossom Special - Dick Barrett
- Candy Creek Reunion And Picnic - Segle Fry

- Put Me In The Alley - Robert Shaw #   @ Spotify
- Birds And Wolverines - Steve Fromholz
- Tennessee Green - Bill & Bonnie Hearne
- When Day Is Done - Peter Yarrow


# rec. June 1-3, 1972 live at Kerrville Municipal Auditorium, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

PSG PSG-20
71973Rod Kennedy Presents
Kerrville Folk Festival 1973 - Vol. 2
1973 Highlights Recorded "Live" at Kerrville, Texas

- Waitin' For A Train Lable - Kenneth Threadgill
- Muddy Boggy Banjo Man - Bill And Bonnie Hearne
- Kansas City Kitty Jacket - Dick Barrett

- Here I Come With My Dirty Duckins On - Robert Shaw #
- Deep In The West Country - Ewing Street Times (Shake Russell)
- Amen - Bill Moss

- Charlie Dunn - Jerry Jeff Walker & The Lost Gonzo Band
- Nancy Whiskey - Allen Damron
- Take Away - Sunny Schulman
- Tecumseh Valley - Townes Van Zandt
- This Land Is Your Land - Peter Yarrow & Allen Damron


# rec. 1973 live at Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

PSG PSG-25
81975Rod Kennedy Presents
Kerrville Folk Festival 1975
1975 Highlights Recorded "Live" at Kerrville, Texas

- Gypsy Songman - Johnny Vandiver
- Convict Hill - T&M Express
- Snavely The One Armed Snake - Dave Houston
- Arkansas - Hickory
- Somewhere I Hear Angel Singing The San Antonio Rose - Red River Dave
- Slow Movin Outlaw - Dee Moeller
- I've Had The Blues - Juke Boy Bonner
- Seven Bridges Road - Wheatfield

- Anyhow I Love You - Guy Clark
- Easy Feeling - Carol Cisneros
- True Love And Ladies - T. Gosney Thornton
- Another Loney Night In Austin - Rick Stein
- Irish Cobblers Song - Allen Damron
- Marihoochie High - Lou-Roy
- Poncho And Lefty - Townes Van Zandt


- Starmaker - Bobby Bridger
- Theres Nothin I Can Do - Plum Nelly
- Wolverillo Rap - Steve Fromholz
- Let Your Colors Fly - Denim
- Dont Touch Me - Carolyn Hester

- Shorty George - Robert Shaw #
- Great Balls Of Fire - Bluegrass Revue

- My Creole Bell - Segle Fry
- New Freedom March - Mike Seeger
- Dear Darcy - Bill & Bonnie Hearne
- Heavy World - Don Sanders
- Mississippi Moon - Kenneth Threadgill
- Red Riding Hood - Terry Waldo
- Jazz Bo Dancer Ray - Wiley Hubbard
- Down To Mexico - Augie Meyer


# rec. May 22-25, 1975 live at the Outdoor Theatre, Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p
DLP

PSG PSG-68
91981Rod Kennedy Presents
Kerrville Folk Festival 1981a
Highlights Recorded "Live" at Kerrville, Texas

- Heartbroke Lable - Guy Clark
- Looking For The You - Bob Gibson
- Ascending Woman - Carolyn Hester

- Piggly Wiggly - Robert Shaw #
- When I Stop Dreaming - Country Tennessee Gentlemen
- Hat On The Wall - Jim Ritchey & Be Jae Fleming

- River Of Stone - Peter Rowan
- Maria Consuela - Tim Henderson
- The Kid Riders In The Sky - Jimmie Kenneth Threadgill
- Drowning In Pearl Harbor - Pecos Bill Doak Snead
- Take My Hand - Odetta


# rec. May 27, June 11 (?), 1981 live at Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

PSG PSG-81a
101988Deep Ellum Blues

- Deep Ellum Blues - Bill Neely
- Kansas City - Heat Waves of Swing

- Hurry Down - Robert Shaw #
- Matchbox Blues - Bill Neely
- Monkey Jump - Heat Waves of Swing
- How Long - Lavada Durst

- Graveyard Blues - Bill Neely
- Central Track Blues - Alex Moore<
- Walkin' to New Orleans - Heat Waves of Swing

- Santa Fe (= Santa Fe Blues & The Ma Grinder) - Robert Shaw #
- At the Jazz Band Ball - Hal Baker and the Gloomchasers
- Pinetop Boogie - Lavada Durst


prod. by Alan Govenar on location in Austin and Dallas between 1983 and 1986

# rec. August 1984 at Shaw's home in Austin, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p



Documentary Arts DA
(cassette)
111992Robert Shaw: The Ma Grinder

- The Ma Grinder
- Hattie Green
- The Fives
- Black Gal
- Put Me In The Alley
- Groceries On My Shelf (Piggly Wiggly)
- The Clinton
- People, People
- The Cows
- Whores Is Funky
- Here I Come With My Dirty, Dirty Duckings On
- Saturday Night Special - (prev. unreleased) *
- Jim Nappy - (previously unreleased) *
- Fast Santa Fe (Bear Cat) - (prev. unreleased) *
- Mobile And K.C. Line - (prev. unreleased) #
- Going Down To The Gulf - (prev. unreleased) #
- She Used To Be My Baby (Ma Grinder #2) - (previously unreleased) #

rec. March 8, June 10, August 9, 1963 in Austin, TX by Mack McCormick

# rec. April 23/24, 1973 in Austin, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

* rec. May 1, 1977 in Austin, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p
Arhoolie 1010


Arhoolie CD 377

12199?Giants of Country Blues Piano

Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Boogie Woogie
- You Leave Me Walkin'

Robert Shaw
- Piggly Wiggly Blues #
- People People #
- She Used To Be My Baby #
- Ma Grinder #
- Santa Fe Blues #
- Jim Nappy #
- Low Down Dirty Shame #

Lavada Durst (Dr. Hepcat)
- Love You Baby
- Blues
“Memphis” Piano Red
- Baby Please
- Stormy Monday
Mose Vinson
- How Long
- Memphis Stomp
Isaac Youngblood
- Jesus Never Says No
Trenton Cooper
- Blues
- I’m Goin’ To Chicago


# rec. October 21, 1981 in Dallas, TX by Michael Hortig; Robert Shaw, voc, p
notes by Michael Hortig



Wolf LP 120.910

Wolf CD 120.629

13199?Giants Of Country Blues Vol. 3

Jack Owens
- Leavin’ Blues
Eugene Powell
- Blues In Texas
Son Thomas
- Walking Cane
LV Conerly
- Hard Headed Woman
Roosevelt Holts
- Big Road Blues
Arzo Youngblood
- I Don’t Want No Woman
Sam Chatmon
- Talkin’ Bout My Girl
Wade Walton
- Catfish Blues
Isaac Youngblood
- Big Road Blues
Wade Walton
- Catfish Blues
Isaac Youngblood
- Big Road Blues
Mott Willis
- Long Tall Woman


Robert Shaw
- Ma Grinder Pt 2 #
- Mobile & KC Blues #
- The Cows #
- Rock Island #
Lavada Durst
- Boogie Woogie
Alex Moore
- Henry 6 Mike
Memphis Piano Red
- Mama Likes Good Whiskey
- After Hours
Mose Vinson
- Blues Jumped A Rabbit
- Four O’Clock Blues


# rec. October 21, 1981 in Dallas, TX by Michael Hortig; Robert Shaw, voc, p



Wolf LP 120.921

not identical with Wolf CD
120.918 with same title !!!

Wolf CD 120.629

14199715 Piano Blues & Boogie Classics

- Dollar Bill Boogie - Big Joe Duskin
- Have You Ever Been Out In The Country - Mercy Dee
- Whistling Alex Moore's Blue - Whistling Alex Moore
- Moaning And Groaning - Johnny Young/Otis Spann
- Katie's Boogie Woogie - Katie Webster
- Cruel Hearted Woman - Thunder Smith

- The Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Why Did You Go Last Night - Clifton Chenier/Elmore Nixon
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - L.C. "Good Rockin" Robinson/Pinetop Perkins
- San Francisco Can Be Such A Lonely Town - Omar Sharriff
- Rocket Boogie "88" - Pete Johnson
- Sugar Hill - Bukka White
- You Ain't Got A Chance - Piano Red
- Cold Chills - Henry Gray
- On The Spot Boogie - Charlie Musselwhite/Lafayette Leake



Arhoolie CD 108
151998Robert Shaw: The 1971 Party Tape   album @ Spotify

- Piggly Wiggly
- 11:30 Saturday Night
- Black Gal
- Jump Steady Blues
- Hattie Green #1
- Throw Me In The Alley
- Jim Nappy
- Don't Cry
- Melody In E Flat
- Woman, Oh Woman
- Wood In My Woodhouse
- Instrumental In G
- Dirty Duckins #1
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
- Saturday Night Special
- The Clinton
- The Girl I Used To Love
- Whores Is Funky
- Hattie Green #2
- Four O'clock Blues
- She Used To Be My Baby
- People, People
- Dirty Duckins #2
- Woke Up Early This Morning

rec. January 29, 1971 at Conroy's home in Austin, TX by Ben Conroy; Robert Shaw, voc, p
notes by Ben Conroy
& Konrad Nowakowski

Document DOCD 1014
161997Kerrville Folk Festival: Early Years 1972-1981

disc 1 (1972):
Robert Shaw
- Put Me In The Alley #   @ Spotify

disc 2 (1973):
Robert Shaw
- Here I Come With My Dirty, Dirty Duckings On *

disc 4 (1975):
Robert Shaw
- Shorty George §

disc 10 (1981):
Robert Shaw
- Piggly Wiggly []

# rec. June 1-3, 1972 live at Kerrville Municipal Auditorium, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

* rec. 1973 live at Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

§ rec. May 22-25, 1975 live at the Outdoor Theatre, Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

[] rec. May 27, June 11 (?), 1981 live at Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p
10 CD set
notes by Rod Kennedy

Silverwolf SWC 1009
171999Blues At Kerrville

Dave Van Ronk
- Another Time And Place
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
- Sometimes I Feel Myself Slippin'
Roy Book Binder
- Kentucky Blues
Marcia Ball
- My Man Is A Two Timer
Josh White Jr.
- I Can Be Had
Angela Strehli
- Telephone Blues
Marcia Ball
- Under Love's Spell
Tom Ball/Kenny Sultan
- Honey Bee
Mance Lipscomb
- Texas Blues

Robert Shaw
- Put Me In The Alley #   @ Spotify
Juke Boy Bonner
- I've Had The Blues
Spider John Kelmer
- Midnight Special
Kenneth Threadgill
- Mississippi Delta Blues


# rec. June 1-3, 1972 live at Kerrville Municipal Auditorium, Kerrville, TX; Robert Shaw, voc, p

Silverwolf SWC 1016
182001Giants of Texas Country Blues Piano

Robert Shaw
- Piggly Wiggly Blues
- She Used To Be My Baby
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Ma Grinder Pt II
- Mobile & K. C. Blues
- People, People
- The Cows
- Jim Nappy
- Rock Island
- Santa Fe Blues
- Ma Grinder
Lavada Durst (Dr. Hepcat)
- Love You Baby
- Blue
- Boogie Woogie
Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Boogie Woogie
- You Leave Me Walkin'
- Henry & Mike

Robert Shaw tracks rec. October 21, 1981 in Dallas, TX by Michael Hortig; Robert Shaw, voc, p

Wolf LP 120.910
Wolf LP 120.921


Wolf CD 120.629



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues.- Paris, France (Filipacci) 1977, p. 224
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, p. 329
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 483
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 558
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 876-877
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, pp. 405-406
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 455
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Cover of Arhoolie CD 377

thanks to Alan Balfour and Ray Templeton for additional info

 

Stefan Wirz


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