Charles Henry 'B A B Y'    TA T E; source: Wilmer 1991, photo page no #
source: Wilmer 1991, photo page no #
photographer: Valerie Wilmer

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

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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   @ youtube
- What Have I Done To You?   @ youtube
- Baby, I'm Going   @ youtube
- 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 (1994)

OBC discography

31967


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The Blues
Music from the Documentary Film by Samuel Charters

J.D. Short
- Introduction
Memphis Willie B.
- Alone In The Evening Blues (instr) @ Spotify
J.D. Short
- Slidin' Delta   @ Spotify
Pink Anderson (with son "Little Pink")
- Old Cotton Fields Of Home   @ Spotify
Furry Lewis
- John Henry   @ Spotify

Baby Tate
- Bad Blues #   @ youtube   @ Spotify

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

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


rec. in the summer of 1962 by Samuel Barclay Charters with Ann Charters, technical assistant. "The Blues" was finished early in 1963, and was premiered at the University of Chicago Folk Festival in January, 1963.
# rec. July 1962 in Spartanburg, SC; Baby Tate, voc, g
photography by Ann Charters


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notes by Samuel Charters
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Asch A-101 (US 1967)
= Folkways FA AS101

notes by Samuel Charters
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= Blue Angel BA20011
(Germany 1978/79?)
(Zweitausendeins)

CDr
notes by Samuel Charters
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= Smithsonian Folkways
FW-ASCH101-CCD
(US 2007)

   

- 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

41970/71"BABY" TATE
- See What You Done Done *
- Late In The Evening #

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

Trix discography

51973Another 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

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contains 12 page booklet







Flyright LP 528

Flyright discography

61973Peg Leg Sam: Medicine Show Man

- Who's That Left Here 'While Ago #   @ youtube
- 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

Peg Leg Sam discography

notes by Pete Lowry
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Trix 3302












= Trix CD 3302 (1993)

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= 32 Blues CD 32211 (2000)
"Kickin' It"

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
- Val Wilmer: Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This - My Life in the Jazz World.- London (The Women's Press) 1991
- 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

 

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