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: Valery Wilmer
source: Tropic #6 (September 1960), p. 43
photographer: Valery 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
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
61939Speckled 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
71939Sonny 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
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 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 by Lennart Steen
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"

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

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

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


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

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 671155

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

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

Storyville SLP 183


= 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]


Storyville SLP 187

DLP

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

Storyville 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. 2

Speckled Red
- Ain't Gonna Cry No More #
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie #

Rasch
Crutchfield
Bentley

# rec. October 1970 in St. Louis, MO; Speckled Red, voc, p

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


click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
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
= Storyville 671188




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

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

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)
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


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. 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
- Valery 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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