Baby Tate
Charles Henry Tate
b. January 28, 1916 in Elberton, Georgia
d. August 17, 1972 in Columbia, South Carolina

discography
Charles Henry 'B A B Y'    TA T E; from front cover of
source: Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who
photographer: Sudy L. Bristol
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Baby Tate 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
    Baby Tate




early 1950s Atlanta sessions
for Dave Kapp
(08/07/1904-03/01/1976)
[ever issued?]
11962Pink Anderson: Carolina Medicine Show Hokum & Blues
with Baby Tate

Pink Anderson
- You Don't Know My Mind
- That's No Way To Do
- Weeping Willow Blues
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- I Got A Woman 'cross Town
- Greasy Greens

- Boweevil
- Chicken
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- The Titanic
- The Boys Of Your Uncle Sam

Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done #   @ youtube

# rec. August 14, 1961 in Spartanburg, SC by Samuel Charters; Baby Tate, voc, g

Pink Anderson discography

notes by Samuel Charters
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Folkways Records FS 3588
21963The Blues of Baby Tate: See What You Done Done

- See What You Done Done   @ youtube
- Dupree Blues
- What Have I Done To You?
- Baby, I'm Going
- Hey Mama, Hey Pretty Girl
- When Your Woman Don't Want You Around

- My Baby Don't Treat Me Kind
- Trucking Them Blues Away
- Baby, You Just Don't Know
- Lonesome Over There
- Thousand Woman Blues [sic ]   @ youtube
- I Ain't Got No Loving Baby Now

rec. August 14, 1961 in Spartanburg, SC by Samuel Charters; Baby Tate, voc, g; LP prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein


OBCCD-567-2 notes

notes by
Samuel B. Charters
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Prestige/Bluesville 1072

Bluesville discography

notes by
Samuel B. Charters

= OBCCD-567-2

OBC discography

31967The Blues
Music from the Documentary Film by Samuel Charters

J.D. Short & Memphis Willie B.
- Alone in the Evening Blues
J.D. Short
- Slidin' Delta
Pink Anderson
- Old Cotton Fields of Home
Furry Lewis
- John Henry

Baby Tate
- Bad Blues (instr) #   @ youtube

Memphis Willie B. & Gus Cannon
- Sitting Here Thinking
Sleepy John Estes
- Lonesome Ground

Baby Tate
- If I Could Holler Like A Mountain Jack #
- When I First Started Hoboing #
Pink Anderson
- Weeping Willow Blues


# rec. July 1962 in Spartanburg, SC; Baby Tate, voc, g
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Asch A-101
=Folkways FA AS101
=Folkways F-ASCH101

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= Blue Angel / Asch BA20011
(Zweitausendeins 1967 G)

www.folkways.si.edu

download liner notes/
sound clips at
Smithsonian Global
Sound

   

- Smokey Mountain Blues (001) *
- Rag Mama Rag (003)
- Ride To Your Funeral In A V8 (004) *
- Down On Your Hands Again (005)
- Married Woman Blues (007) #
- Baby Please Don't Go (008)
- Tate's Lonesome Blues (009)
- See What You Done Done (010)
- I Can't Be Satisfied (011)
- So Sweet, So Sweet (012)
- Truckin' My Blues Away (013)
- Careless Love (015)
- Mamie (016)
- Sugar Bee/Babe [?] (019)
- Skinny Woman Blues (020) #
- Rock Me (021) #

rec. August 2, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g, # hca; * McKinley Ellis, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca, [] voc

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Trix label (should have been
LP 3313, but wasn't released)

Trix discography

   

- See What You Done Done (045) [Trix 4502]
- Bad Gasiline Blues (049) [Flyright 528]
- Rasselin' Jacob (059)
- I'll Fly Away (060) []

rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca, [] voc

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Trix label (should have been
LP 3313, but wasn't released)

Trix discography

   

- When The Saints Go Marchin' In (070)
- My Hook's In The Water (071)
- You Can Always Tell (074) [Flyright 528]
- Bumble Bee (075)

rec. August 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Trix label (should have been
LP 3313, but wasn't released)

Trix discography

   

- Who's That Left Here While Ago (072)
- Bad Whiskey Blues (077)

rec. August 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Peg Leg Sam, voc, hca; Baby Tate, voc, g
Trix unissued

Trix discography

   

- Shotgun (080)
- Weeping Willow (081)
- I Ain't Got No Lover Now (082)
- I Can Lay It On Down (083)
- I Feel So Good (084)
- Poor Boy, Long Way From Home (085)
- Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do (087)
- Whiskey Headed Woman (088)
- I Got News For You (089)
- Sugar Bee (090)
- Red River Blues (091)
- You Got To Go Down 095)
- Don't Try To Mistreat Me (098)
- Police Dog Blues (099)

rec. August 15, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Trix label (should have been
LP 3313, but wasn't released)

Trix discography

   

- Meet Me In The Bottom (115)
- Weeping Willow (116)
- I Got Mine (17)
- I Feel So Good (118)
- Bad Gasoline Blues (119)
- Tate's Boogie (120)
- Wild & Reckless (121)
- Late In The Evening (122)
- Police Dog Blues(123)

rec. December 30, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Trix label (should have been
LP 3313, but wasn't released)

Trix discography

41973Another Man Done Gone

Baby Tate
- You Can Always Tell *
Jack Harp
- After A While
Guitar Shorty
- Mother's Dead And Gone
Willie Rockmore & Bruce Upshaw
- Got The Stuff Right Here
Buddy Boy Jenkins
- Greasy Greens
Henry Johnson
- Rock Tonight Baby
Willie Moore
- Born In The Country
Jack Harp
- You Got To Move
Elbert Freeman & Nathaniel Ford
- Worried Blues


Baby Tate with Peg Leg Sam
- Bad Gasoline #
Jack Harp
- Glory Glory Hallelujah
Willie Moore
- Goin' Away To Leave You
Bud Grant
- Rattlesnake Moan
Bill Bryant
- Black & Tan
Ed Green
South Carolina Blues
Dave Dickerson
- When The War is Over
Henry Johnson
- Can't Keep From Cryin'
Elbert Freeman & Nathaniel Ford
- John Henry
- Old Hen Cackled


#rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

* rec. August 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g
contains 12 page booklet







Flyright LP 528

Flyright discography

51973Peg Leg Sam: Medicine Show Man

- Who's That Left Here 'While Ago #
- Greasy Greens
- Reuben
- Irene, Tell Me, Who Do You Love *

- Skinny Woman Blues #
- Lost John
- Ode to Bad Bill

- Ain't But One Thing Give A Man The Blues

- Easy Ridin' Buggy #
- Peg's Fox Chase
- Before You Give It All Away *

- Fast Freight Train #
- Nasty Old Trail
- Born in Hard Luck


rec. August 7, 1970 by Peter B. Lowry; Peg Leg Sam, hca, voc; # Charles Henry "Baby" Tate, g, voc; * Henry "Rufe" Johnson, g, voc
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Trix LP 3302


re-released 1993 on CD

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re-released 2000 on CD
32 Blues 32211
'Kickin' It'

film 'Born For Hard Luck'

Trix discography

61974"Baby" Tate
- See What You Done Done (+ Peg Leg Sam) *
- Late In The Evening #

* rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g
# rec. December 30, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g
7 inch 45 rpm
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Trix 4502

Trix discography

71988Bluesville Vol. 1   "Folk Blues"

Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
Memphis Willie B.
- Country Girl Blues
K.C. Douglas
- Big Road Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
Robert Curtis Smith
- Catfish Blues
Memphis Willie B
- Highway 61 (CD only)
Furry Lewis
- Shake 'em On Down (CD only)
Sidney Maiden
- San Quentin Blues
Wade Walton
- Big Fat Mama
Pete Franklin
- Grievin' Me
Blind Willie McTell
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
Blind Snooks Eaglin
- Alberta (CD only)
Lonnie Johnson
- Fine Booze and Heavy Dues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Blues Before Sunrise
Doug Quattlebaum
- You Is One Black Rat
Reverend Gary Davis
- You Got to Move
Blind Snooks Eaglin
- Brown Skin Woman

Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done (CD only)
Scrapper Blackwell
- Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog (CD only)
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
- Pawn Shop
Lightnin' Hopkins (LP only)
- T-Model Blues


read liner notes, part 1read liner notes, part 2
Ace CH 247


Ace CD 247

Bluesville discography

81996The Bluesville Years, Vol. 6
"Blues Sweet Carolina Blues"


Pink Anderson
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Baby I'm Going Away
- Mama Where Did You Stay Last Night
- Baby, Please Don't Go

Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done
- Baby, You Just Don't Know
- Hey Mama
- Hey Pretty Girl
- What Have I Done To You?
Sonny Terry
- Callin' My Mama
- Ida Mae

Baby Tate
- Trucking Them Blues Away
- Lonesome Over There
- Dupree Blues
Pink Anderson
- That's No Way To Do
- Weeping Willow Blues
- My Baby Left Me This Morning
- Ain't Nobody Home But Me
Reverend Gary Davis
- The Boy Was Kissing The Girl (And Playing The Guitar At The Same Time)
- Candy Man
Larry Johnson
- Tell You Women 'Bout Me
- Whiskey Store Blues
- Take These Blues Off My Mind
Brownie McGhee
- One Thing For Sure

Prestige PRCD-9914-2

Bluesville discography



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Bruce Bastin: Crying for the Carolines.- London (Studio Vista) 1971
- Bruce Bastin: Red River Blues - The Blues Tradition in the Southeast.- Chicago (University of Illinois Press) 1986
- Bruce Bastin: Truckin' My Blues Away - East Coast Piedmont Styles.- in: Lawrence Cohn: Nothing But The Blues - The Music and the Musicians.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 205 - 231
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 436-437, 518-519
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 492
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Prestige/Bluesville 1072; photographer: Samuel Charters

thanks to Peter B. Lowry for info on the unissued Trix 3313

 

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Baby Tate
source: Bruce Bastin: Crying for the Carolines, p. 75;
photographer: Peter B. Lowry

 

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Baby Tate
source: Front cover of OBCCD-567-2
photographer: Samuel B. Charters

 

Southeast Blues further reading

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Bastin, Bruce: Crying for the Carolines.- London (Studio Vista) 1971

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Bastin, Bruce: Red River Blues - The Blues Tradition in the Southeast.- Chicago (University of Illinois Press) 1986

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Bastin, Bruce: Truckin' My Blues Away - East Coast Piedmont Styles.- in: Cohn, Lawrence: Nothing But The Blues - The Music and the Musicians.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 205 - 231

 

Stefan Wirz


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