S P E C K L E D   R E D; source: Jazz Journal 13, #6 (June 1960), p. 3; photographer: David Mangurian
source: Jazz Journal 13, #6 (June 1960), p. 3
photographer: David Mangurian

Speckled
Red

real name Rufus George Perryman
b. October 23, 1899 in Hampton, Georgia
d. January 2, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri

discography
S P E C K L E D   R E D; source: Tropic #6 (September 1960), p. 43; photographer: Valerie Wilmer
source: Tropic #6 (September 1960), p. 43
photographer: Valerie Wilmer

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

Speckled Red 78 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

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

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11929SPECKLED RED

- The Dirty Dozen (M-187-C) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Wilkins Street Stomp (M-188-D) *   @ Spotify

rec. September 22, 1929 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN; Speckled Red, voc, p



Brunswick 7116

# = Brunswick 80020
* = Brunswick 80021

21929SPECKLED RED / BOB CALL

Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues (M-184- ) #
BOB CALL
- 31 Blues (C-5028- ) *   @ youtube


# rec. September 22, 1929 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN; Speckled Red, voc, p

* rec. December 13, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Bob Call, p solo



Brunswick 7137
   

- Shake Your Can (M-183)

rec. September 22, 1929 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN; Speckled Red, voc, p
Brunswick unissued
31930SPECKLED RED

- The Dirty Dozen - No. 2 (C-5584 1/2-C) #
- The Right String - But The Wrong Yo Yo (C-5590-)

rec. April 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p

Brunswick 7151

# = Brunswick 80020

41930SPECKLED RED

- Speckled Red's Blues (C-5588-)
- Lonesome Mind Blues (C-5591-)

rec. April 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p

Brunswick 7164
51930JIM THOMPKINS / SPECKLED RED

JIM THOMPKINS
- Bedside Blues (MEM-780- ) #   @ youtube

SPECKLED RED
- We Got To Get That Thing Fixed (C-5585 1/2- ) *

# rec. February 21, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Jim Thompkins, voc, g

* rec. April 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p

Brunswick 7200
   

- The Dirty Dozen - No. 3 (C-5589)

rec. April 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p
Brunswick unissued
61939Sonny Boy Williamson

- Low Down Ways (030853-1)
- Bluebird Blues Part 2 (030851-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Speckled Red, p; prob. Willie Hatcher, mand; prob. Robert Lee McCoy, g

Bluebird B7979
71939Speckled Red / Speckled Red Trio

Speckled Red
- Do The Georgia (030840-1)
Speckled Red Trio
- St. Louis Stomp (instr) (030846-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Robert Lee McCoy, g; Willie Hatcher, mand



Bluebird B7985
7a1939Sonny Boy Williamson

- Susie-Q (030850-1) #
- Goodbye Red (030854-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Speckled Red, p; # prob. Willie Hatcher, mand; prob. Robert Lee McCoy, g

Bluebird B7995
7b1939Willie Hatcher

- They're Mean To Me (030866-1)
- So Unkind (030867-1)   @ youtube

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Willie Hatcher, voc, mand; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Speckled Red, p; Robert Lee McCoy, g

Bluebird B8003
81939Sonny Boy Williamson

- Little Girl Blues (030852-1)
- Number Five Blues (030848-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Speckled Red, p; prob. Willie Hatcher, mand; prob. Robert Lee McCoy, g



Bluebird B8010
91939Speckled Red

- Try Me One More Time (030843-1)
- Louise Baltimore Blues (030844-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Robert Lee McCoy, g; Willie Hatcher, mand



Bluebird B8012
101939Sonny Boy Williamson

- The Right Kind Of Life (030855-1)
- Insurance Man Blues (030856-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Speckled Red, p; prob. Willie Hatcher, mand; prob. Robert Lee McCoy, g

Bluebird B8034
111939Speckled Red

- Take It Easy (030842-1)
- You Got To Fix It (030847-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Robert Lee McCoy, g; Willie Hatcher, mand

Bluebird B8036
121939Speckled Red

- Welfare Blues (030838-1)
- Early In The Morning (030841-1) #

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Robert Lee McCoy, g; # Willie Hatcher, mand

Bluebird B8069
131939Sonny Boy Williamson

- Christmas Morning Blues (030849-1)
- Rainy Day Blues (030857-)1

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Speckled Red, p; prob. Willie Hatcher, mand; prob. Robert Lee McCoy, g

Bluebird B8094
141939Speckled Red

- What Makes You Treat Me Mean? (030845-1) #
- Down On The Levee (030839-1)

rec. December 17, 1938 in the Leland Hotel in Aurora, IL; Speckled Red, voc, p; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Robert Lee McCoy, g; # Willie Hatcher, mand



Bluebird B8113

EP / LP / CD compilations
151943Boogie Woogie Piano
Historic Recordings by Pioneer Piano Men

Montana Taylor
- Detroit Rocks (80019 A)
- Indiana Avenue Stomp (80019 B)


Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozen No. 1 (80020 A) [Brunswick 7116]
- The Dirty Dozen No. 2 (80020 B) [Brunswick 7151]

Romeo Nelson
- Head Rag Hop (80021 A)

Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp (80021 B) [Brunswick 7116]

Cow Cow Davenport
- Cow Cow Blues (80022 A)
- State Street Ave (80022 B)


10" record set

Brunswick Album No. B- 1005 (Collector's Series)

10 inch LP
notes by Eugene Williams



(=) Brunswick 58018 (1950)

161957Primitive Piano

Tone 1 LP / Collector JGN 1001:
Speckled Red
- Dad's Piece #
- Early In The Morning #
- Oh Red #
Billie Pierce
- Get A Working Man
- Panama Rag
- In The Racket

James 'The Bat' Robinson
- Bat's Blues
- Four ='Clock
Doug Suggs
- Doug's Jump
- Sweet Patootie


The Sirens CD:
- Dad's Piece - Speckled Red #
- Early In the Morning - Speckled Red #
- Oh Red - Speckled Red #
- Doug's Jump - Doug Suggs
- Sweet Patootie - Doug Suggs
- Bat's Blues - James Robinson
- Four O' Clock - James Robinson
- Keep A Knockin - Billie Pierce
- See See Rider - Billie Pierce
- Florida Blues - Billie Pierce
- By and By - Billie and DeDe Pierce
- By and By - Billie and DeDe Pierce
- Smoke Like Lightning - Doug Suggs
- Slow and Low - Doug Suggs
- Interview with Doug Suggs by Erwin Helfer


rec. 1956/57 by Erwin Helfer and William Russell

# rec. September 2, 1956 in the home of John Phillips in St. Louis by Erwin Helfer; Speckled Red, voc, p





Tone 1 LP (US 1957)


= Collector ABC 1




= Collector JGN 1001
(UK 196?)


(=) The Sirens CD SR5005

171957Piano Jazz Vol. 1 - Barrel House And Boogie Woogie

Vogue Coral LVA 9069 (1957):
- Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp - Montana Taylor

- The Dirty Dozen, No. 1 - Speckled Red [Brunswick 7116]
- The Dirty Dozen, No. 2 - Speckled Red [Brunswick 7151]
- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red [Brunswick 7116]
- Head Rag Hop - Romeo Nelson

- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Smith
- Pinetop's Blues - Pinetop Smith
- Jump Steady Blues - Pinetop Smith
- I'm Sober Now - Pinetop Smith
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- State Street Jive - Cow Cow Davenport


Swaggie S1326 (1981):
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Smith
- Pine Top's Blues - Pinetop Smith
- Jump Steady Blues - Pinetop Smith
- I'm Sober Now - Pinetop Smith
- Now I Ain't Got Nothin' At All - Pinetop Smith
- I've Got More Sense Than That - Pinetop Smith
- Big Boy They Can't Do That - Pinetop Smith
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Pinetop Smith

- Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp - Montana Taylor

- The Dirty Dozen - Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozen - No. 2 - Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red
- Head Rag Hop - Romeo Nelson
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- State Street Jive - Cow Cow Davenport



Vogue Coral LVA 9069
(UK 1957)


(=) Swaggie S1326 (Australia
1981) "Piano Jazz: Boogie Woogie Pianists   1928-1930"

181960Speckled Red: The Dirty Dozen

Storyville SLP 117 / SLP 4038 tracks:
- The Dirty Dozen
- Little Girl
- I Had My Fun
- Caldonia
- Speckled Red Talks
- Early One Morning
- Oh! Red!

- St. Louis Stomp
- Milk Cow Blues
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Dad's Piece (instr)
- You've Got The Right String
- Red's Own Blues

Storyville CD 8011 tracks:
- The Dirty Dozen (3:04)
- Little Girl (3:58)
- I Had My Fun (3:37)
- Caldonia (4:09)
- Speckled Red Talks (3:04)
- Early Morning Blues (3:13)
- Oh! Red (2:46)
- St. Louis Stomp (2:31)
- Milk Cow Blues (4:25)
- Four O'Clock Blues (4:42)
- Dad's Piece (2:56)
- You've Got The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo (3:26)
- Red's Own Blues (4:02)
- Uncle Sam's Blues (3:22) [Storyville SLP 188]
- It Feels So Good (3:14) [Storyville SLP 214]
- How Long Blues (3:03) [Storyville SLP 187]
- Tain't Nobody's Biznezz [Storyville SLP 187]

rec. July 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Speckled Red, voc, p; prod. by Karl Emil Knudsen

cover photo [on Storyville SLP 117: reversed!] by Lennart Steen [not "Sten" as on back cover!]
notes by Tony Standish





Storyville SLP 117

notes by Tony Standish

= Storyville SLP 4038 (1981)
"Blues Roots Vol. 4"


= Storyville STCD 8011
(Den 1991)
"Blues Masters Vol. 11"

Storyville discography

191961Speckled Red: The Dirty Dozens

10 inch Delmar 108 [?]:
- The Dirty Dozens #
- The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo #
- If You've Ever Been Down #
- Wilkins Street Stomp (instr) #

- Cow Cow Blues #
- Red's Boogie Woogie (instr) #
- Highway 61 Blues #
- After Dinner Blues (instr) #

12 inch Delmar(k) DE 601:
- The Dirty Dozens #
- The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo #
- If You've Ever Been Down #
- Wilkins Street Stomp (instr) #
- Cow Cow Blues #

- Red's Boogie Woogie (instr) #
- Going Down Slow *
- Highway 61 Blues #
- After Dinner Blues (instr) #
- Cryin' In My Sleep *

Delmark CD DE 601:
- The Dirty Dozens #
- The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo #
- If You've Ever Been Down #
- Wilkins Street Stomp (instr) #
- Cow Cow Blues #
- Just Blues #
- Red's Boogie Woogie (instr) #
- Going Down Slow *
- Highway 61 Blues #
- After Dinner Blues (instr) #
- Cryin' In My Sleep *
- Early In The Morning []
- Love Is Like A Faucet []
- Speckled Red Speaks //
- Delmar Blues §
- Feel So Good #
- The Dirtier Dozens §
- The Dirtiest Dozens §

rec. in the home of John Phillips in St. Louis by Erwin Helfer; Speckled Red, voc, p; prod. & supervision by Robert G. Koester
[] rec. May 29, 1955
// rec. poss. December 31, 1955
# rec. September 2, 1956
* rec. June 4, 1957
§ rec. on one of the sessions above

front cover art work by William Bollender; back cover photo (Delmark DL-601) by David Mangurian

[label founder and owner Bob Koester in August 1958 moved his business from a location on the corner of Delmar and Oliver streets in St Louis to Chicago (http://www.delmark.com/delmark.history.htm)]

10 inch LP (St. Louis 1956?)
Delmar 108 (unissued)
"Speckled Red: Barrel
House Piano"

notes by Bob Koester





Delmar DL-601 (US)

notes by Robert Koester





Delmark DL-601 (US 1962)

notes by Robert Koester

= Esquire 32.190 (UK)

notes by Bob Koester

Delmark DL-601
(Esquire with Delmark overprint)

notes by Robert Koester

Delmark CD DE-601

201961The Barrel-House Blues of Speckled Red

- T'Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do (3:25)   @ youtube
- Uncle Sam's Blues (4:28)   @ youtube
- Cow Cow Blues (3:44)   @ youtube
- If I Could Be With You (2:51)   @ youtube
- It Feels So Good (3:53)   @ youtube
- Why Don't You Practice What You Preach? (3:42)   @ youtube

- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie (3:29)   @ youtube
- I've Got A Feeling That I'm Falling (4:06)   @ youtube
- How Long Blues (3:22)   @ youtube
- Baby Won't You Please Come Home? (3:38)   @ youtube
- If I Had A Million Dollars (4:53)   @ youtube
- You Ain't No Good (3:34)   @ youtube

rec. July 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Speckled Red, voc, p; prod. by Samuel Barclay Charters
notes by Samuel B. Charters











Folkways FG 3555
21196?Speckled Red: It Feels So Good
Blues Anthology Vol. 4

- 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness [Folkways FG 3555]
- Uncle Sam's Blues [Folkways FG 3555]

- How Long Blues [Folkways FG 3555]
- It Feels So Good [Folkways FG 3555]

rec. July 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Speckled Red, voc, p
cover photo (reversed!) by Lennart Steen

Storyville SEP 384
221963Barrelhouse Blues & Boogie Vol. 1

Jack Dupree
- Drive 'Em Down Special
- Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
- Back Door Special
Dink Johnson
- Las Vegas Stomp
- The Stella Blues
Meade Lux Lewis
- Glendale Glide
- Randini's Boogie

Jimmy Yancey
- Assembly Call Boogie
- Barber Shop Drag
Memphis Slim
- Boogie Woogie For Piano And Celeste
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
- Medium And Rare

Speckled Red
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie [Folkways FG 3555]
Jimmy Yancey
- Everlasting Blues



Storyville SLP 155








Storyville SLP 155 S
(Fr 1963)   "festival"








= Storyville 671155 (1968)

Storyville discography

231963Piano Blues

Otis Spann
- The Skies Are Blue
- Keep Your Hand Out Of My Pocket

Speckled Red
- Cow Cow Blues [Folkways FG 3555]
Memphis Slim
- A Letter Home
Sunnyland Slim
- Women Trouble Blues #
- Sittin' Here Thinkin' #

Champion Jack Dupree
- Don't Ever Believe
- I Just Want To Be Free
Memphis Slim
- Rebecca Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- T.V. Mama

# rec. October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Sunnyland Slim, voc, p
notes by Paul Oliver







Storyville SLP 168

DLP

(=) Storyville ST 21013 (Fr)
(along with SLP 187)

Storyville discography

241964?Speckled Red Trio (1938)
Treasury of Jazz No 42

- Doin' The Georgia
- Try Me One More Time

- St. Louis Stomp
- Louise Baltimore Blues

EP

RCA 86.381 (Fr)
251965?Piano Jazz: Rent Party Style
Jazz Collector Series 33 1/3

Montana Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp

Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Frank Melrose
- Pass The Jug


Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozens No. 1
Frank Melrose
- Jelly Roll Stomp
Mary Lou Williams
- Drag 'EM


33 rpm EP
notes by Bill Haesler





Swaggie JCS-33746 (Australia)
261965Collector's Classics   Volume Two
Jazz Collector Series 33 1/3

Dewey Jackson's Peacock Orchestra
- Capitol Blues
- Go'Won To Town

Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozen - No. 2

King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators
- Speakeasy Blues
- Snag It To No. 2 (tk 1)
Romeo Nelson
- Head Rag Hop


33 1/3 rpm EP
notes by Bill Haesler



Swaggie JCS-33748 (Australia)
27196?Barrelhouse Blues & Boogie Woogie Vol. 2

Jimmy Yancey
- Yancey Special
Champion Jack Dupree
- Shirley Mae

Speckled Red
- You Ain't No Good [Folkways FG 3555]
Henry Brown
- Becky Thatcher Blues
- St. Louis Sweet Patootie

Memphis Slim
- Celeste Boogie
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dog Finger Blue
Champion Jack Dupree
- Daybreak Blues
Pete Johnson
- 4 0'Clock Blues
Boogie Woogie Trio (Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis)
- Dupree Blues
Albert Ammons
- Monday Struggle
notes by Paul Oliver

Storyville SLP 183

notes by Paul Oliver







= Storyville 670183

Storyville discography

281966Piano Blues   Vol. 2

Champion Jack Dupree
- Blues Before Sunrise (alt. tk.)

Speckled Red
- 'Taint Nobody's Business [Folkways FG 3555]
Champion Jack Dupree
- You Got Me Way Down Here
Henry Brown
- Deep Morgan Blues
Roosevelt Sykes
- Under-Eyed Woman
Memphis Slim
- Worries All The Time

Memphis Slim
- Gone Mother Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Please Send Me Someone To Love
Roosevelt Sykes
- 9 Hour Call
Henry Brown
- New Eastern Chimes
Champion Jack Dupree
- Work House Blues

Speckled Red
- How Long Blues [Folkways FG 3555]

notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 187

= Storyville 670187

DLP

(=) Storyville ST 21013
(along with SLP 168)

Storyville discography

28a1966The Mike Raven Blues Show

- Levee Camp Moan - Texas Alexander
- Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Walk Right In - Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Four Till Late - Robert Johnson

- Cow Cow Blues - Speckled Red
- Low Friends - Victoria Spivey

- See See Rider - Leadbelly
- Willie May Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- The Sky Is Crying - Sonny Boy Williamson
- I'm Gonna Lay Down - Brownie McGhee
- Don't Treat That Man - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Kocking At Your Door - Elmore James


notes (1st November, 1966)
by Mike Raven











XTRA 1047 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

291967Barrelhouse Blues & Stomps   Vol. 5

Speckled Red
- Blues On My Brain #
Charlie Rasch
- Deep Jungle
James Crutchfield
- Black Woman
John Bentley
- Greenville Rocks
Henry Brown
- 21 Street Stomp
Dink Johnson
- Miss Clementine From New Orleans


Speckled Red
- All On Account Of You #
Charlie Rasch
- Whip It To A Jelly
James Crutchfield
- How Long Blues
John Bentley
- West Texas Shout
Buster Wilson
- Egyptian Fantasy
Dink Johnson
- Exactly Like You


# rec. on one of the 1955 to 1957 sessions in St. Louis by Erwin Helfer; Speckled Red, voc, p





Euphonic ESR 1204
301967Barrelhouse Blues & Stomps   Vol. 4

Lawrence 'Smokey Joe' Henry
- Sweet Georgia Brown
Henry Brown
- Pickin 'Em Out Again
James Crutchfield
- Levee Blues
John Bentley with Roosevelt Sykes, voc
- Over At Hattie's Barrelhouse
James 'Stump' Johnson
- The Snitcher's Blues

Speckled Red
- Ain't Gonna Cry No More #

Speckled Red
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie #
Cyril Bennett
- Gin Mill Blues
Lawrence 'Smokey Joe' Henry
- Nagasaki
Dink Johnson
- Dink's Final Blues


# rec. October 1970 in St. Louis, MO; Speckled Red, voc, p
notes by Paul E. Affeldt





Euphonic ESR 1205
311969The Blues In St. Louis, 1929-1937

Henry Townsend
- Henry's Worry Blues
Kokomo Arnold
- Set Down Gal
Barrel House Buck
- I Got To Go Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- C & A Blues
Henry Spaulding
- Biddle Street Blues
Bessie Mae Smith
- St. Louis Daddy
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition

Walter Davis
- Sloppy Drunk Again
Charley Jordan
- Tight Haired Mama Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Sleepless Night Blues
Teddy Darby
- Deceiving Blues
Alice Moore
- Black Evil Blues

Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw and His Blues-Blowers
- Throw Me In The Alley


notes by Pete Welding
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 20

OJL discography

321970Sonny Boy Williamson: Bluebird Blues

- Honey Bee Blues
- Whiskey Headed Blues
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues
- Shannon Street Blues
- You've Been Foolin' Round Downtown
- 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

notes by Neil Slaven

RCA INT 1088 (UK 1970)

notes by Neil Slaven



= RCA 731.014 (Fr 1970)

331971Speckled Red: Oh! Red

- Woke Up This Morning
- Dirty Mistreater
- I've Had My Fun
- Caldonia
- It Feels So Good
- Oh Red

- Milk Cow Blues
- Bugle Call Stomp
- Early In The Morning
- Blu-Della Boogie
- Dad's Piece
- T'aint Nobody's Bizness If I Do

rec. June 1960 in London, England by Roy Clarke; Speckled Red, voc, p
notes by Steve Lane





VJM LC 11
3419??The Best Of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes

Speckled Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues [Folkways FG 3555]
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel
Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues
John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy & M. Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes









Storyville SLP 188 (Dk 196?)








= Teldec/Storyville 671188
(Germany 196?)

notes by Paul Oliver





= Storyville SLP 4023
(1981)

Storyville discography

351972A Festival Of Blues
Recorded in Europe

Champion Jack Dupree
- Sporting Life Blues
- Number Nine
John Henry Barbee
- Worried Life Blues (alt. tk.)
- That's Alright (alt. tk.)
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession
- St. Louis Blues
- Lonesome Blues
Sippie Wallace
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Suitcase Blue

Speckled Red
- It Feels So Good [Folkways FG 3555]
Roosevelt Sykes
- No Money Down
- Baby Child

Storyville SLP 214

Storyville discography

35a1972Blues Piano Orgy

Speckled Red
- Blues Hurt My Tongue To Talk
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dresser Drawers
- Concentration Blues
- Kickin' Motor Scooter
- (New Year's) Resolution Blues #
Sunnyland Slim
- My Baby's Coming With A Marriage License
- Poor Boy #
- Every Time I Get To Drinkin'
- Depression Blues #
Little Brother Montgomery
- Stendahl Stomp
- Tremblin' Blues
- No Special Rider
- Bass Key Boogie
Memphis Slim
- Five O'Clock Blues
- Nat Dee Special #
Curtis Jones
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues #
- Takin' Off #
- Tin Pan Alley Blues
Otis Spann
- Three-In-One Blues


# tracks on CD only

Delmark DL/DS-626

= Trio PA-3046 (Jp 1975)
= Trio PA-6211 (Jp 1978)


Delmark DE-626 (1996)

361974The Best Of The Blues

Big Bill Broonzy
- Diggin' My Potatoes

Spreckled[sic] Red
- Uncle Sam's Blues [Folkways FG 3555]
Memphis Slim
- Bertha May
Champion Jack Dupree
- Christina, Christina Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Vitamin A Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Don't Cry Baby

Roosevelt Sykes
- The Way I Feel
Sleepy John Estes
- City Hall Blues
John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack
Sonny Boy Williamson & Memphis Slim
- Copenhagen Woman
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes


Champion Jack Dupree & Mogens Seidelin
- Sporting Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Blues Confession
John Henry Barbee
- That's Alright
Sippie Wallace & Little Brother Montgomery
- Suitcase Blues
Roosevelt Sykes
- No Money Down
Memphis Slim
- St. Louis Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Worried Life Blues
Memphis Slim
- Lonesome Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Number Nine
Sippie Wallace & Roosevelt Sykes
- You Don't Know My Mind

Speckled Red
- It Feels So Good [Folkways FG 3555]
Roosevelt Sykes
- Baby Child


DLP

Storyville SLPD5








= Storyville DALP 2/1946

Storyville discography

371974Il Blues Urbano - Urban Blues

Jesse James - Lonesome Day Blues
Blind Blake - Doing A Stretch

Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozens
Kokomo Arnold - Bad Luck Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - No Special Rider Blues
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy - She Put Me Outdoors
Red Nelson - Crying Mother Blues
Lonnie Johnson - New Falling Rain Blues

Georgia Tom - Don't Leave Me Here
Jimmy Yancey - Yancey Stomp
Big Bill Broonzy - Night Time Is The Right Time
Lucille Bogan - Pot Hound Blues
Leroy Carr - Blues Before Sunrise
Peetie Wheatstraw - Road Tramp Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson - Bluebird Blues n. 2
Roosevelt Sykes - You Can't Fix It Back





Albatros VPA 8189
Albatros VC 0777 (cass)

notes / sound clips


(=) Albatros ALB 8
3LP = VPA 8187/88/89
"Il Blues Rurale /
Jazzistico / Urbano"

Albatros discography

37a1975Piano In Style   2   "Black Fingers"   1928-1938

Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport
- Cow Cow Blues
- State Street Jive
Montana Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp
- Detroit Rocks
Romeo Nelson
- Head Rag Hop

Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozen (No.1)
- Wilkins Street Stomp
- The Dirty Dozen (No.2)

Alex Hill
- Stompin' Em Down
- Tack Head Blues
Robert "Bob" Call
- Thirty-One Blues
Honey Hill
- Boogie Woogie
Mary-Lou Williams
- Night Life (instr)
- Drag 'Em
- Isabelle
- Clean Pickin'


notes by
Pierre-François Cangardel



MCA 510.122 (Fr)
(Jazz Heritage series)
37b197?Barrelhouse Piano


Cow Cow Davenport
- Cow Cow Blues
- State Street Jive
- Alabama Strut
- Back In The Alley
- Mootch Piddle
Henry Brown
- Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks

Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp

Speckled Red
- Dirty Dozen No. 2
Montana Taylor
- Whoop And Holler Stomp
- Hayride Stomp
- Indiana Avenue Stomp
- Detroit Rocks
Romeo Nelson
- Head Rag Hop
- Gettin' Dirty Just Shakin' That Thing
- The Midnight Special







Jazz Piano JP-5007
38197?Delmark Blues Masterpiece

- All Of Your Love - Magic Sam
- Indiana Woman Blues - Big Joe Williams
- If You Change Your Mind - J.B. Hutto
- Little Angel Child - Jimmy Dawkins
- All Days Are Good Days - Roosevelt Sykes
- Sad Dreams - Carey Bell

- Steady Rollin' Man - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Diving Duck Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- All Pretty Wimmins - Jo Jo Williams
- Coal Black Mare - Arthur Crudup
- You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now - Luther Allison

- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red
- Early In The Morning - Junior Wells

"Special Album" (promotion LP)



Delmark/Trio TD6 (Jp)
38a1978Postscripts, 1927-33
The Piano Blues Vol. 5

Little Brother Montgomery
- Frisco Hi-Ball
Turner Parrish
- Trenches
Roosevelt Sykes
- 44 Blues
Mozelle Alderson
- Tight Whoopee
Sammy Brown
- Jockey Blues

Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jame Robinson
- Humming Blues
Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Holy Roll

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


foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall
and Richard Noblett







Magpie PY 4405

Magpie discography

391979Blues Roots: Give Me The Blues

Smoky Babe
- Boogy
Avery Brady
- I Don't Want You No More
Doug Quattlebaum
- Good Woman Blues
Huddie Ledbetter
- Frankie And Albert, parts 1 + 2
[Jimmy Brewer
- Big Road Blues
Even though shown on the cover as well as on the label track listing and even though there's a picture and a short bio of Jim Brewer in the liner notes - this Jim Brewer track is actually / erraneously? not included; instead there's the following Arthur Weston track !!!]

Arthur Weston
- Someday Baby
Big Joe Williams
- Long Road Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- You Better Mind

Clarence Edwards
- Mean Old Frisco
Bert Logan, Russ Logan, Big Joe Williams
- Four O'Clock In The Morning
Big Joe Henry Miller, Jimmy Lee Miller
- Down Here By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires
- 21 Below Zero
Johnny Young
- Green Door Blues
Arthur Weston
- Roll Me Over Slow


Champion Jack Dupree
- Back Door Special
Roosevelt Sykes
- Southern Style Piano
Henry Brown
- Low Down Drag
Memphis Slim
- Funky Blues
Jimmy Yancey
- Yancey Special
Sunnyland Slim
- Sunnyland's Boogie


Speckled Red
- Cow Cow Blues [Folkways FG 3555]
Otis Spann
- The Skies Are Blue
Memphis Slim
- A Letter Home
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes
Memphis Slim
- Rebecca Blues
Willie Mabon
- I'm The Fixer
Champion Jack Dupree
- I Just Want To Be Free
DLP






Storyville 6.28470
= PGP RTB 2LP 3220044

to read liner notes
click on pictures of covers
G = German / E = English
text has been black/white
reversed to improve readability

Storyville discography

401984Barrelhouse Years 1928-1933
'some piano player, I'll tell you that' (The Piano Blues Vol. 20)

Pine Top Smith
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie (-B)
- Pine Top Blues (-B)
Pinetop & Lindberg
- Down On The Levee
- Louisiana Bound
- East Chicago Blues

Speckled Red
- The Right String
- The Dirty Dozen - no. 2
'Boodle It' Wiggins
- Evil Woman Blues

Turner Parrish
- Fives
Lonnie Clark
- Broke Down Engine
Davenport
- Slum Gullion Stomp
'Montana' Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp
'Jabo' Williams
- Fat Mama Blues
Henry Brown
- Blind Boy Blues
Bert M. Mays
- You Can't Come In
Davenport & Smith
- Alabama Strut


mastered by John R. T. Davies
foreword by Francis Smith
notes by Bob Hall







Magpie PY 4420

Magpie discography

40a1984The Pioneers of Boogie Woogie
Original Masterpieces Vol. 1

Pine Top Smith - Pinetop's Blues
Pine Top Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Pine Top Smith - Jump Steady Blues
Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues
Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozen No. 2
Henry Brown - Deep Morgan
Cripple Clarence Lofton - In The Morning

Speckled Red - Jim Jackson's Jamboree

Jimmy Yancey - Yancey Special
Jimmy Yancey - White Sox Stomp
Jimmy Yancey - The Fives
Jimmy Yancey - South Side Stuff
Romeo Nelson - Head Rag Hop
Montana Taylor - Indiana Avenue Stomp
Charles Avery - Dearborn Street Breakdown





Joker SM 4081 (It)

6 LP set
(=) Joker SM 9416 (It)
(boxed set of Joker SM
4081 to SM 4086)

411984Speckled Red (1929-38)
Complete Recordings in Chronological Order

- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
- The Dirty Dozen - No. 2
- We Got To Get That Fixed
- Speckled Red's Blues
- The Right String-But The Wrong Yo Yo
- Lonesome Mind Blues
- Welfare Blues

- Down On The Levee
- Do The Georgia
- Early In The Morning
- Take It Easy
- Try Me One More Time
- Louise Baltimore Blues
- What Makes You Treat Me Mean?
- St. Louis Stomp
- You Got To Fix It


Wolf WSE 113

Wolf (WSE) discography

421993Speckled Red
Complete Recorded Works   1929-1938

- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
- The Dirty Dozen No. 2 (tk 2)
- We Got To Get That Fixed
- Speckled Red's Blues
- The Right String - But The Wrong Yo Yo
- Lonesome Mind Blues
- Welfare Blues
- Down On The Levee
- Do The Georgia
- Early In The Morning
- Take It Easy
- Try Me One More Time
- Louise Baltimore Blues
- What Makes You Treat Me Mean?
- St. Louis Stomp
- You Got To Fix It
- They're Mean To Me - (voc)
- So Unkind - (voc)
- Dad's Piece
- Oh Red
- Early In The Morning

notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD-5205
432000Biddle Street Barrelhousin'

- Oh, Red! - Speckled Red
- Dad's Piece - Speckled Red
- Goin' Down Slow - Speckled Red
- 21st Street Stomp - Henry Brown
- Levee Blues - James Crutchfield
- Blow North Wind - James Crutchfield
- How Long Blues - James Crutchfield

- Milk Cow Blues - Speckled Red
- Black Gal - Speckled Red
- Black Gal - James Crutchfield
- Ora-Nelle Blues - James Crutchfield
- Pearly Mae Blues - James Crutchfield
- Snitcher's Blues - James 'Stump' Johnson
- Blues For Lindy - James 'Stump' Johnson
- St. Louis Blues - Lawrence Henry
- Memphis Blues - Lawrence Henry
- Goin' Down To Becky Thatcher - Henry Brown

- All On Account Of You - Speckled Red
- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red

compiled by Paul Affeldt
notes by Bob Koester

Delmark DE-739
(Euphonic series)
442003Masters Of The Boogie Piano

- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red
- Bear Cat Crawl - Meade "Lux" Lewis
- A Boogie Woogie - Sir Charles Thompson
- North Gulfport Boogie - Roosevelt Sykes
- 66 Stomp - Pete Johnson / Dave Dexter, Jr.
- Clo Clo Boogie - Ken Saydak
- Hersal Blues - Albert Ammons
- Bye Bye Baby - Jule Styne
- Bass Key Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- Memories of Albert Ammons - Steve Behr
- Curtis Jones' Boogie Woogie - Curtis Jones
- Boogie Woogie Prayer - Albert Ammons / Pete Johnson / Meade "Lux" Lewis



Delmark DX 908
452007The 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
462009Speckled Red & Barrelhouse Buck McFarland

Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
- The Dirty Dozen - No. 2
- We Got To Get That Fixed
- Speckled Red's Blues
- The Right String - But The Wrong Yo Yo
- Lonesome Mind Blues
- Welfare Blues
- Down On The Levee
- Do The Georgia
- Early In The Morning
- Take It Easy
- Try Me One More Time
- Louise Baltimore Blues
- What Makes You Treat Me Mean?
- St. Louis Stomp
- You Got To Fix It
Barrelhouse Buck McFarland
- St. Louis Fire Blues
- I Got To Go Blues
- Lamp Post Blues
- Mercy Mercy Blues
- Weeping Willow Blues



Wolf CD WSE 116
4711/2013Peabody Blues

Furry Lewis
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Walter Vinson
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 1
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 2
- Overtime Blues
Charlie McCoy
- It Ain't No Good - Part 1
- It Ain't No Good - Part 2

Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jenny Pope
- Whiskey Drinking Blues
- Doggin' Me Around Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
Jed Davenport
- How Long How Long Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
Joe Williams
- I Want It Awful Bad
- Mr. Devil Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues



Nehi NEH01 (UK)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues.- Paris, France (Filipacci) 1977, p. 234-235
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, p. 349-350
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 365, 850-851, 1045
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 580-581
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 916-917
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York (Da Capo Press) 1987, p. 413-414
- Valerie Wilmer: Speckled Red.- Tropic #6 (September 1960), pp.43-44
- Michael Hortig: The Dirty Dozen. The life and music of Speckled Red.- Blues & Rhythm 241 (August 2009), pp. 4-6
- Discography Of The Delmar(k) Label
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Esquire 32.190

thanks to Paul Vernon for additional info / scans

 

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