T E S T A M E N T   R E C O R D S
Testament Records
discography

Testament Records was founded in 1963
by Pete Welding (1935-1995)

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

#
year of
release
titlenotes
S-01
(1964)


"5851 Blackstone Avenue/Chicago 37, Illinois"
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"577 Levering Avenue/Los Angeles, Calif./90024"
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Can't Keep From Crying
Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy

Big Joe Williams
- A Man Amongst Men   @ youtube
James & Fannie Brewer
- I Want To Know Why
John Lee Granderson
- A Man For The Nation   @ youtube
Otis Spann
- Sad Day In Texas   @ youtube
Mary Ross
- President Kennedy Gave His Life
Bill Jackson
- The 22nd Day Of November

James Brewer
- Why Did He Have To Go?
Johnny Young
- I Tried Not To Cry
Avery Brady
- Poor Kennedy   @ youtube
Fannie Brewer
- When We Got The Message
Jimmy Brown
- He Was Loved By All The People   @ youtube

CD bonus tracks:
Johnny Young
- Tribute To J.F.K.   @ youtube
Avery Brady
- Poor Kennedy no. 2

rec. in Chicago, IL in the weeks immediately following JFK's death on November 22, 1963 by Norman Dayron and Peter J. Welding; prod. by Peter J. Welding

cover photo of Big Joe Williams by Lars Swanberg

printed on LP's back cover: "TESTAMENT RECORDS, P.O. Box 1813, Chicago, Illinois 60690"
later additionally stamped "New address: 577 Levering, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024"


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Testament S-01 (US 1964)

notes by Peter J. Welding
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= Bounty BY 6035
(UK 1967)

notes by Peter J. Welding
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(=) Testament TCD-5007
(US 1994)

200 / 2200 series
Testament T-201
(1963)


3-page additional notes accompanying Testament T-201

Bill Jackson: Long Steel Rail
Blues by Maryland Songster Bill Jackson

- Old Rounder Blues   @ Spotify
- Long Steel Rail   @ Spotify
- Last Go Round   @ Spotify
- Careless Love   @ Spotify
- Titanic Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Freight Train Runs So Slow   @ Spotify

- Blues In The Morning   @ Spotify
- You Ain't No Woman   @ Spotify
- Freight Train Blues   @ Spotify
- Moaning Guitar Blues   @ Spotify
- Goin' Back South   @ Spotify
- Blood Red River   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Don't Put Your Hands On Me   @ Spotify

CD bonus tracks:
- Jailhouse Blues   @ Spotify
- Key To The Highway   @ Spotify
- Master & John   @ Spotify
- Monkey, Baboon & Ape   @ Spotify

address on label:
Testament T-201: "7 West Grand/Chicago, Illinois"


rec. January 1 & 3, 1962 in Philadelphia, PA by Pete Welding; Bill Jackson, voc, 6 & 12 str g (b. February 22, 1906 in Granite, Maryland)

 

notes by Pete Welding





Testament T-201 (1963)

notes by Pete Welding






(=) Testament TCD-5014
(1994)

Testament T-2202
(1964)
Jimmy Walker & Erwin Helfer: Rough & Ready

- Rough And Ready
- Give Me 5 Cents Worth Of Love
- Goin' Back To Texas
- Give Me 10 Cents Worth Of Love
- Sneaky Pete
- Walkin' With Walker
- Mama Told Me

- Soul Woogie #
- Rough And Ready no. 2 #
- Makin' The Changes
- Ella Mae
- Fringe Benefit
- Sweet Patootie
- Mr. Freddie
- Four O'clock Blues
- On Your Way
- Mean And Evil #
- Dirty Dozens #
- One Step Beyond #
- Four O'Clock Blues (alt tk) #

# CD bonus tracks

rec. 1964 in Chicago, IL; Jimmy Walker, voc, p; Erwin Helfer, p; Lillian Walker, voc, Willie Dixon, b
cover photo by Ted Williams
notes by Pete Welding



Testament T-2202

notes by Pete Welding

= Testament TCD-5011
(1994)

Testament T-2203
(1964)

"P.O. Box 1813/Chicago, Illinois, 60690"


"577 Levering Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024"


"Los Angeles, Calif."

Modern Chicago Blues

Johnny Young - My Baby Walked Out In 1954
Wilbert Jenkins - Married Woman Blues
Johnny Young - You Make Me Feel So Good
Maxwell St. Jimmy - Crying Won't Make Me Stay
Big Walter Horton - Everybody's Fishing
Johnny Young - Money Talking Woman
Robert Nighthawk - Blues Before Sunrise
Johnny Young - Back To Chicago
John Lee Granderson - Bumble Bee °°
Maxwell Street Jimmy - I've Got My Eyes on You °°

Johnny Young - Bad Blood
John Wrencher - I'm Going To Detroit
Maxwell St. Jimmy - Hanging Around My Door
Johnny Young - Tired Of You Smiling
Wilbert Jenkins - Crawling King Snake
Johnny Young - Let Me Ride Your Mule
Big Walter Horton - Hard-Hearted Woman
Johnny Young - I Don't Feel Good
Maxwell Street Jimmy - Long Haired Doney °°
John Lee Granderson - That's All Right °°
William Mack - Hideaway °°

°° CD bonus tracks

rec. by Norman Dayron, Norman Goodis, or Peter J. Welding
Testament LP/CD front cover drawing by George Roth; Bounty/Polydor LPs front cover photo by Ray Flerlage; back liner photos by Peter. J. Welding


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Testament T-2203 (1964)








Testament T-2203 (re-
release by OJL 196?)

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= Bounty BY 6025
(UK 1966)




= Polydor 545 031
(UK 19??)





(=) Testament TCD-5008
(US 1994)

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= P-Vine PCD-5566
(Jp 1999)

Testament T-204/T-2204
(1964)
The Legendary Peg Leg Howell

- Blood Red River
- John Henry
- Uncle Sam Blues
- Jack Rabbit Blues
- Worried Blues

- Jelly Roll Blues
- Jo Jo Blues
- Skin Game Blues
- Coal Man Blues
- Let Me Play With Your Yo-Yo

rec. April 11, 1963 in Atlanta, GA by George Mitchell; Peg Leg Howell, voc, g

originally supposed to come out on Delmark Records
addresses on labels:
Testament T-204: "5851 Blackstone Avenue/Chicago 37, Illinois"
Testament T-2204 repressing: "Los Angeles, Calif."

Peg Leg Howell discography

notes by Pete Welding







Testament T-204 / T-2204

no CD release !!!

Testament T-2205
(1964)
Big Joe Williams
Back To The Country


- Ain't Gonna Be Your Lowdown Dog
- Annie Mae
- You Can Stay Out
- Mean Backstabber
- Worry You Off My Mind
- Miss Ida B
- Put On Your Nightcap
- Woody Woodpecker
- I Got My Ticket
- Saturday Night Ball #

- Shake Your Boogie
- See See Rider
- Blues Everywhere I Go
- Worried And Lonesome
- My Black Woman
- The Moon Is Rising
- Down The Line
- My Baby Left Me A Mule To Ride
- Desert Blues
- Breakdown (instr)
- Goin' Back Home #

# CD bonus tracks

with Jimmy Brown, fiddle, g; Willie Lee Harris, hca

Big Joe Williams discography

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Testament T 2205

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= Bounty BY 6018 (UK 1966)

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= Testament TCD-5013 (1994)

Testament T-2206
(1965)
Doctor Ross: Call The Doctor
Breakdowns And Blues By Mississippi One-Man Band Dr. Isaiah Ross

- Cat Squirrel
- Blues & Trouble
- Freight Train
- Illinois Blues
- Hobo Blues
- Mama Blues
- My Little Woman
- Dr. Ross' Rock

- 32-20
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Chicago Breakdown
- China Blues
- Blues In The Night
- Going To The River
- Drifting Blues
- Fox Chase

CD bonus track:
- Jivin' Blues

rec. February 1965 in Flint, MI; Doctor Ross, voc, hca, g, dr; prod. by Peter J. Welding

photos: Peter J. Welding (front cover), Ray Flerlage (back cover)

Doctor Ross discography

notes by Peter J. Welding







Testament T-2206

notes by Pete Welding





= Bounty BY 6020
(UK 1966)


(=) Testament TCD 5009 (1994)

Testament T-2207
(1973)
Chicago Blues: The Beginning
12 Previously Unissued 1946 Recordings In The Newly Developed Modern Blues Styles

Muddy Waters & Homer Harris
- Hard Day Blues
Johnny Shines
- Delta Pine Blues
James Clark with Homer Harris & Muddy Waters
- Come To Me Baby
Homer Harris & Muddy Waters
- Atomic Bomb Blues
Johnny Shines
- Ride, Ride, Mama
Muddy Waters & Homer Harris
- Jitterbug Blues

Homer Harris & Muddy Waters
- I'm Gonna Cut Your Head
Johnny Shines
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
Muddy Waters & Homer Harris
- Burying Ground Blues
James Clark with Homer Harris & Muddy Waters
- You Can't Make The Grade
Johnny Shines
- Tennessee Woman Blues
Homer Harris & Muddy Waters
- Tomorrow Will Be Too Late

notes by Pete Welding







Testament T-2207
Testament T-2208
(1964)


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My Home Is In The Delta - Blues and Spirituals by Fred and Annie Mae McDowell

- Waiting For My Baby #
- I'm In Jail Again #
- The Girl I'm Loving #
- Going Down South, Carrying My Whip #
- Diving Duck Blues #
- The Sun Rose This Morning #

- Get Right Church *
- Amazing Grace *
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed *
- Where Could I Go *
- The Lord Will Make A Way *
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning *
- When The Saints *

CD bonus tracks:
- Six White Horses #
- Down on Dankin's Farm #
- Big Road Blues *
- When I Lay My Burden Down *

# rec. November 24, 1963 in Como, MS by Norman Dayron and Pete Welding; Fred McDowell, voc, g
* rec Febuary 24, 1964 in Como, MS by Norman Dayron and Pete Welding; Fred McDowell, voc, g; Annie Mae McDowell, voc

Testament T-2208 (1st press) / Testament TCD-5019 cover photo by Raeburn Flerlage
Testament T-2208 (2nd press) back liner photo by Brad Barrett (Fred McDowell at the Ash Grove, Los Angeles, December 29, 1968)
Bounty BY 6022 / Polydor 236.570 cover photo by Valerie Wilmer
Mississippi Fred McDowell discography

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Testament T-2208 (1964)

notes by Peter J. Welding
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= Testament T-2208
(2nd press by OJL, 1969?)

notes by Peter J. Welding
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= Bounty BY 6022
(UK 1966)

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= Polydor 236.570
(UK 1970)
"Going Down South"

notes by Peter J. Welding
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= Testament TCD-5019
(US 1995)

180 gram vinyl
notes by Peter J. Welding
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= Sutro Park SP-1025 (2013)

two CD set

(=) Floating World
7261872 (UK 2013)
along with "Amazing Grace"

Testament T-2209
(1966)


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The Sound Of The Delta
A Mississippi Blues Anthology

Ruby McCoy - Black Mary
Elijah Brown - Won't Be Troubled Long
Big Joe Williams - Your Close Friend #
Avery Brady - Goin' Home With My Baby °°
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Kokomo
Bert Logan - Don't You Want To Be A Member?
Elijah Brown - Pearline   @ youtube
Arthur Weston - Uncle Sam Called Me (I Got To Go)
Avery Brady - Bad Weather

Big Joe Williams - Walkin' Blues °°
Ruby McCoy - Rising Sun, Shine On   @ youtube
Arthur Weston - Early In The Morning
Big Joe Williams - Walkin' Ground Hog *
Elijah Brown - Winding Ball   @ youtube
Avery Brady - Uncle Sam's Own Ship °°
Russ Logan - Annie Mae
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Louise
Avery Brady - Let Me Drive Your Ford   @ youtube
Andrew Cauthen - Canary Bird

°° CD bonus tracks

prod. by Sammy and Pete Welding; engineered by Norman Dayron or Big Joe Williams
Big Joe Williams tracks rec. 1964 in Chicago, IL; Big Joe Williams, voc, g; # Bill Foster, g; * Jimmy Brown, violin
back liner photograph [of Elijah Brown] by Pete Welding

notes by Pete Welding
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Testament T-2209
(US 1966)

notes by Pete Welding
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= Bounty BY 6033
(UK 1967)

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Testament TCD-5012
(US 1994)

Testament T-2210
(1966)
Muddy Waters: Down On Stovall's Plantation
His First Recordings: The Celebrated 1941-42 Library Of Congress Recordings, with The Son Sims Four

- I Be's Troubled
- Rambling Kid Blues
- You Got To Take Sick And Die Some Of These Days
- Burr Clover Blues
- Pearlie Mae Blues
- Country Blues No. 1

- Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You?
- Country Blues No. 2, Take A
- Walk With Me
- Joe Turner
- You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Dead And Gone
- I Be Bound To Write To You

rec. 1941/42 for the Library of Congress by Alan Lomax



Testament T-2210


= Bounty BY 6031


(=) MCA/Chess CD 9344
(1993) "The Complete
Plantation Recordings
1941-42"


(=) Universe LUNV111 (It)

Testament T-2211
(1966)
Otis Spann's Chicago Blues: Nobody Knows My Troubles

- Get Your Hands Out Of My Pocket
- Nobody Knows My Troubles
- Sarah Street
- Worried Life Blues
- You Can't Hide
- Jack-Knife
- What's On Your Worried Mind?

- Vicksburg Blues
- Who's Out There?
- Spann's Boogie Woogie
- See See Rider
- Lovin' You
- One-Room Country Shack
- Mr. Jelly-Roll Baker

CD bonus track:
- G.B. Blues 
Otis Spann, voc, p; James Cotten, hca; Johnny Young, g; Jimmy Lee Morris, b; S. P. Leary, dr
notes by Pete Welding






Testament T-2211


= Testament TCD-5005
(1994)

Testament T-2212
(1966)
The Johnny Shines Band
Masters Of Modern Blues Volume 1

- Rollin' & Tumblin'
- Trouble Is All I See
- Mr. Tom Green's Farm
- My Black Mare
- What Kind Of Little Girl Are You?

- So Cold In Vietnam
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Walkin' Blues
- Black Panther
- Two Trains Runnin'

no CD bonus tracks

The Johnny Shines Band with Otis Spann, Big Walter Horton, Lee Jackson, Fred Below

Johnny Shines discography

notes by Pete Welding

Testament T-2212

notes by Pete Welding

= Testament TCD-5002
(1994) "Masters Of
Modern Blues"

= P-Vine PCD-5565

Testament T-2213
(196?)
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
Masters of Modern Blues Volume 2

- Dust My Broom
- Mistake In Life
- Goin' Down Slow
- Lulubelle's Here
- She's So Sweet

- My Kind Of Woman
- Pet Cream Man
- Blues Stay Away From Me
- The Girl I Love
- Sloppy Drunk

TCD 5020 bonus tracks:
- Wild Wild Woman
- Bluebird

J.B. Hutto & The Hawks with Johnny Young, Big Walter Horton, Lee Jackson, Fred Below

Testament T-2213


= Testament TCD-5020
(1995)


(=) Retroworld 165
(along with TCD-5010)

Testament T-2214
(1966)






special re-release by OJL

Floyd Jones - Eddie Taylor
Masters of Modern Blues Volume 3

Floyd Jones
- Rising Wind   @ youtube
- Stockyard Blues   @ youtube
- M&O Blues   @ youtube
- Dark Road   @ youtube
- Hard Times   @ youtube

Eddie Taylor
- Big Town Playboy   @ youtube
- Peach Tree Blues   @ youtube
- Bad Boy   @ youtube
- Train Fare Home   @ youtube
- Take Your Hand Down   @ youtube
- After Hours   @ youtube

CD track sequence:
Floyd Jones
- Rising Wind
- Dark Road
- Stockyard Blues
- Sweet Talkin' Woman [Testament 2218]   @ youtube
Eddie Taylor
- Train Fare Home
- Big Town Playboy
- Peach Tree Blues
- Bad Boy
Floyd Jones
- Hard Times
- M & O Blues
- Playhouse Blues [Testament 2218]   @ youtube
- Dark Road (alt tk) [previously unissued]   @ youtube
Eddie Taylor
- I Feel So Bad [Testament 2218]   @ youtube
- After Hours
- Take Your Hand Down
- Bad Boy (alt tk) [previously unissued]

rec. June 1966 in Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron; Floyd Jones, voc, g; Eddie Taylor voc, g; Big Walter Horton, hca; Otis Spann, p; Fred Below, dr; prod. by Pete Welding
cover photo line resolution by Brad Barrett from a photo by Pete Welding; back cover photos by Frank Scott

Floyd Jones discography

notes by Pete Welding





Testament T-2214

notes by Pete Welding



= Testament TCD-5001
(1994)

Testament T-2215
(1967)




Robert Nighthawk / Houston Stackhouse
Masters of Modern Blues Volume 4

Robert Nighthawk
- Black Angel Blues   @ youtube
- Maggie Campbell   @ youtube
- Crowing Rooster Blues   @ youtube
- I'm Getting Tired   @ youtube
- Bricks In My Pillow   @ youtube
- Merry Christmas Baby   @ youtube

Robert Nighthawk
- Crying Won't Help You   @ youtube
- Kansas City Blues   @ youtube
- Kidman Blues °°   @ youtube
- Bricks In My Pillow (alt tk) °°   @ Spotify
Houston Stackhouse with Robert Nighthawk
- Big Road Blues   @ youtube
- Cool Water Blues   @ youtube
- Big Fat Mama Blues   @ youtube
- Take A Little Walk With Me   @ youtube
- Bye Bye Blues °°   @ youtube
- Mean Old World °°   @ youtube
- The Wrong Man °°   @ youtube
- Kansas City Blues # °°   @ youtube

Robert Nighthawk tracks rec. October 14, 1964 in Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron & Pete Welding; Robert Nighthawk, voc, g; Big John Wrencher, hca; Johnny Young, mand

Houston Stackhouse tracks rec. August 28, 1967 in Dundee, MS by George Mitchell; Houston Stackhouse, g or hca; Robert Nighthawk, g, # voc; Peck Curtis, dr

cover photo line resolution by Brad Barrett from a photo by Pete Welding

°° TCD 5010 bonus tracks
notes by Pete Welding



Testament T-2215

notes by Pete Welding



Testament T-2215 (re-
release by OJL)

notes by Pete Welding



= Testament TCD-5010
(1994)


(=) Retroworld 165
(along with TCD-5020)

Testament T-2216
(1995)

Bottleneck Blues

Napoleon Strickland
- Key To The Bushes
Big Joe Williams
- Talking About Bottleneck
- Traveling Blues
Robert Night Hawk
- Crying Won't Help You
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Six White Horses
Mott Willis
- Knife Instrumental
Robert Lee Granderson
- Flora Blues
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- Wild Wild Woman
Blind Connie Williams
- St. Louis Blues
David Honeyboy Edwards
- Worryin' Woman Blues
Robert Johnson
- I'm Coming, Lord, Please Don't Drive Me Away
Chicago Blues Band
- Verna Lee Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Wouldn't Mind Dying
John Littlejohn
- Dust My Broom
Blind Connie Williams
- Trouble In Mind
Big Joe Williams
- How Do You Want Your Rollin' Done
Mott Willis
- M & O Blues
Johnny Shines
- Crucial Moment
Jack Owens
- Train Time
Robert Johnson
- I Don't Know When Death Is Gonna Call Me
Herb Quinn
- Casey, You Can't Ride This Train
Napoleon Strickland
- Skake 'Em Down

[Testament T-2216
announced, but not issued]

notes by David Evans





Testament TCD-5021
(1995)

= P-Vine PCD-5576 (Jp)

Testament T-2217
(1969)
Johnny Shines with Big Walter Horton
Electrifying Performances By Two Masters Of Modern Chicago Blues, With Luther Allison

- Hello Central
- You Don't Have To Go
- Sneakin' And Hidin'
- 'Til I Made My Tonsils Sore
- Fat Mama

- Worried Life Blues
- I Cry, I Cry
- If It Ain't Me
- I Want To Warn You, Baby
- G.B. Blues

Testament TCD-5015 bonus tracks:
- I Cry, I Cry (alt tk)
- Sneakin' And Hidin' Part 2

Floating World 2CD tracks:
CD 1:
- Hello Central
- You Don't Have To Go
- Sneakin' And Hidin'
- Till I Make My Tonsils Sore
- Fat Mama
- G.B. Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- I Cry I Cry
- If It Ain't Me
- I Want To Warn You
- I Cry I Cry (alt tk)
- Sneakin' And Hidin' (Part 2)

CD 2:
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Milk Cow's Troubles
- Death Hearse Blues
- Drunken Man's Prayer
- Hoo Doo Snake Doctor's Blues
- It's A Lowdown Dirty Shame
- How Long
- Crying Black Angel
- Down In Spirit
- Your Troubles Can't Be Like Mine
- Kind-Hearted Woman
- Baby Sister Blues
- My Rat
- Don't Take A Country Woman
- Kind-Hearted Woman
- Death Hearse Blues


rec. 1966 in Chicago and 1969 in Los Angeles; Johnny Shines, voc, g; Big Walter Horton, hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Jackson, b; Fred Below, dr; Luther Allison, g; Prince Candy, b; Bill Brown, dr

Johnny Shines discography

notes by Pete Welding



Testament T-2217


(=) Testament TCD-5015
(1994)

= P-Vine PCD-5586

two CD set

= Floating World 2816717
(UK 2013) along with
"Standing At The
Crossroads"

Testament T-2218
(196?)
Goin' To Chicago

LP tracks:
Sam Lay Blues Band
- Tell Me, Mama
- Walking By Myself
- I Can't Be Satisfied
Billy Boy Arnold Band
- I Left My Happy Home
- Billy Boy's Jump
- Crying And Pleading

J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- Wild, Wild Woman [Testament TCD-5020]
- Bluebird [Testament TCD-5020]
Floyd Jones - Eddie Taylor Band
- Playhouse Blues [Testament TCD-5001]
- I Feel So Bad [Testament TCD-5001]
- Sweet Talkin' Woman [Testament TCD-5001]

CD tracks:
Billy Boy Arnold Band
- Left My Happy Home
- Billy Boy's Jump
- Cryin' and Pleadin'
- Left My Happy Home (alt tk)
- Baby Jane
- Rock 'n' Roll
- Baby Left Me A Mule to Ride
- Hello Baby
- I Love Only You
- Evalina
- Come See Me Early in the Morning (tk 1)
- Why Is Everybody Down On Me
- Come See Me Early in the Morning (tk 2)
- Somebody Help Me With These Blues




Testament T-2218


(=) Testament TCD-5018
(1995)

Testament T-2219
(1964)
Fred McDowell And The Hunter's Chapel Singers: Amazing Grace

- Jesus Is On The Mainline
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- I'm So Glad (I Got Good Religion)
- Going Over The Hill
- I Know I've Been Converted
- Just A Little More Faith
- Back Back Train (Fred McDowell, solo)
- You Got To Move

- Amazing Grace
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Tell The Angels
- When You Come Out Of The Wilderness
- It's A Blessing
- This Little Light Of Mine

CD track sequence:
- Jesus Is On The Mainline
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- I'm So Glad (I Got Good Religion)
- Going Over The Hill
- I Know I've Been Converted
- Just A Little More Faith
- Back Back Train (Fred McDowell, solo)
- You Got To Move
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed °°
- Amazing Grace
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Tell The Angels
- When You Come Out Of The Wilderness
- The Lord Will Make A Way °° (Fred McDowell, solo)
- It's A Blessing
- This Little Light Of Mine

°° CD bonus tracks

rec. February 6, 1966 in Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron & Pete Welding; Fred McDowell, g, voc; Fannie Davis, voc; Annie Mae McDowell [née Collins], voc; Grace Bowden, voc; James Collins, voc
photo by Raeburn Flerlage

Mississippi Fred McDowell discography

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Testament T-2219

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= Testament TCD-5004

= Sutro Park SP1015
(US 2012)

two CD set

(=) Floating World
7261872 (UK 2013)
along with "My Home Is
In The Delta"

= Sutro Park SP1015
(US 2015)

Testament T-2220
(1970)
The Chicago String Band
Carl Martin, Johnny Young, John Lee Granderson, John Wrencher

- The Sun Is Sinking Low
- Trouble On Your Hands
- Weeping And Moaning
- You Know I Do
- Hoodoo Blues
- You Got Good Business

- Take It Easy Baby °°
- I Got To Find That Woman
- Clean Cut Mama
- Railroad Blues
- Don't Sic Your Dog On Me
- John Henry
- Memphis, Tenn., 1939 Blues
- Bye Bye Pete °°

rec. June 18, 1966 in Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron; Carl Martin, voc, g, violin; Johnny Young, voc, g, mand; John Lee Granderson, voc, g; John Wrencher, vocm hca

°° CD bonus tracks

John Lee Granderson discographyCarl Martin discography

John Wrencher discographyJohnny Young discography



notes by Pete Welding





Testament T-2220


= Testament T-2220
(re-release by OJL)


= Testament TCD-5006
(1994)

Testament T-2221
(1971)
Johnny Shines: Standing At The Crossroads
Classic Mississippi Delta Blues Performances

Testament T-2221 / TCD-5022 tracks:
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Milk Cow's Troubles
- Death Hearse Blues
- Drunken Man's Prayer
- Hoo-Doo Snake Doctor Blues
- It's A Lowdown Dirty Shame

- How Long #
- Crying Black Angel #
- Down In Spirit #
- Your Troubles Can't Be Like Mine
- Kind-Hearted Woman
- Baby Sister Blues
- My Rat
- Don't Take A Country Woman
- Kind-Hearted Woman (alt.) #
- Death Hearse Blues (alt.) #

# CD bonus tracks

Floating World 2CD tracks:
CD 1:
- Hello Central
- You Don't Have To Go
- Sneakin' And Hidin'
- Till I Make My Tonsils Sore
- Fat Mama
- G.B. Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- I Cry I Cry
- If It Ain't Me
- I Want To Warn You
- I Cry I Cry
- Sneakin' And Hidin' (Part 2)


CD 2:
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Milk Cow's Troubles
- Death Hearse Blues
- Drunken Man's Prayer
- Hoo Doo Snake Doctor's Blues
- It's A Lowdown Dirty Shame
- How Long
- Crying Black Angel
- Down In Spirit
- Your Troubles Can't Be Like Mine
- Kind-Hearted Woman
- Baby Sister Blues
- My Rat
- Don't Take A Country Woman
- Kind-Hearted Woman
- Death Hearse Blues

rec. November 11 & 17, 1970 in Altadena, CA by Pete Welding; Johnny Shines, voc, g
front cover photo (1st ed.) by Brad Barrett; front cover photo (2nd ed.) by Pete Welding [? - definitively not by Brad Barrett; 2nd ed. uses same back cover as 1st ed. without changing the photographer credit!]; liner photo by Ray Flerlage

Johnny Shines discography

notes by Pete Welding







Testament T-2221 (1st ed.)








= Testament T-2221
(2nd ed.)






= Testament T-2221
("Special Re-Release by OJL")


= Testament TCD-5022
(1995)


= Pure Pleasure PPAN
T-2221 (UK 2013, 180 g)

two CD set

= Floating World 2816717
(2013) "With Big Walter
Horton & Standing At The
Crossroads"

Testament T-2222
(1971)
It Must Have Been The Devil
Mississippi Country Blues by Jack Owens & Bud Spires


- Can't See, Baby
- Jack Ain't Had No Water
- Cherry Ball #
- Nothin' But Notes
- Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
- I Love My Baby #

- Catfish Blues
- It Must Have Been The Devil
- Hard Times #
- Ain't No Lovin', Ain't No Gettin' Along #
- I Won't Be Bad No More #


# CD bonus tracks

rec. September 7, 1970 in Bentonia, MS by David Evans

Jack Owens discography

notes by David Evans
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Testament T-2222


= Testament TCD-5016
(1995)

Testament T-2223
(1974)
Traveling Through The Jungle
Negro Five & Drum Bands

Ephram Carter, J.W. Jones, James Jones, Floyd Bussey
- Old Hen Cackled, Laid A Double Egg
- Unknown Piece
- Shout, Lula With The Red Dress On
- Buck Dance
- I Love Jesus, Yes, I Do
J.W. Jones
- Wake Up, Sal, Day Done Come, Let Me Chew Your Rosin Some
Ephram Carter, J.W. Jones, James Jones, Floyd Bussey
- Old Lady Dinah Sitting By The Fire
Sid Hemphill Band
- Jesse James
Alec Askew
- Come On, Boys, Let's Go To The Ball
Sid Hemphill Band
- The Death March
- Emmaline, Take Your Time
- The Sidewalks Of New York

Napoleon Strickland, Othar Turner, R.L. Boyce
- My Babe
Napoleon Strickland, Fred McDowell
- Traveling Through The Jungle
Compton Jones, Othar Turner
- Sitting On Top Of The World
Othar Turner, Arthur Williams, R.L. Boyce
- Late At Midnight, Just A Little 'fore Day
Napoleon Strickland, Othar Turner, R.L. Boyce
- Granny, Will Your Dog Bite?
Compton Jones
- Number Five
Napoleon Strickland, Jimmy Buford, R.L. Boyce
- When The Saints Go Marching In

CD bonus tracks:
- Fife and Drum Piece
- I'm So Worried
- Baseball Bat
- Rollin' and Tumblin'

rec. 1969 & 1970

Testament T-2223


= Testament TCD-5017
(1995)

Testament T-2224
(1974)
Eddie Lee Jones: Yonder Go That Old Black Dog
Blues, Spirituals and Folksongs from Rural Georgia by Eddie Lee Jones and Family

- Yonder Go That Old Black Dog
- Baby Please Don't Go
- She's Mine She's Yours
- Oh Graveyard You Can't Hold Me Alway
- You're Gonna Need My Help Someday
- Slide Instrumental
- Stop And Listen
- I May Never See You Anymore

- I Got A Yellow Gal
- John Henry
- I Won't Be Troubled No More
- I'm Talking 'bout You
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Instrumental
- Let That Liar Alone
- Which Way Does The Blood Red River Run

no CD bonus tracks

rec. in Lexington, Georgia in 1965 by a graduate student completing his dissertation - Bill Koon



Testament T-2224


= Testament TCD-5023
(1995)

Testament T-2225
(1974)
Blind Connie Williams: Philadelphia Street Singer

- St. Louis Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Careless Love   @ youtube
- Trouble In Mind   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt   @ youtube
- See See Rider   @ youtube
- One Thin Dime [Storyville SLP 181]   @ youtube
- Stop By The Woodside   @ youtube
- John Henry   @ youtube

- Crossed The Separated Line   @ youtube
- I Can See Everybody's Mother, Can't See Mine   @ youtube
- Take Your Burden To The Lord []   @ youtube
- Oh What A Time   @ youtube
- Mother Left Me Standing On The Highway   @ youtube
- Through The Years I Keep On Toiling   @ youtube
- Motherless Children []   @ youtube
- I Shall Not Be Moved   @ youtube

CD track sequence:
- St. Louis Blues
- Careless Love
- Trouble In Mind
- Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt
- See See Rider
- One Thin Dime
- Stop By The Woodside
- John Henry
- Crossed The Separated Line
- I Can See Everybody's Mother, Can't See Mine
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken [previously unissued]   @ youtube
- Take Your Burden To The Lord []
- Oh What A Time
- Mother Left Me Standing On The Highway
- Through The Years I Keep On Toiling
- Motherless Children []
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Milky White Way [previously unissued]   @ youtube
- Gonna Talk For My Savior [previously unissued]   @ youtube
- When The Saints Go Marching In [previously unissued]
- He Watches Down Over Me [] [previously unissued]   @ youtube
- I'll Fly Away [previously unissued]
- He's The Lily Of The Valley [previously unissued]

rec. May 5, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA by Pete Welding; Blind Connie Williams, voc, g, [] accordion

Blind Connie Williams discography

notes by Pete Welding







Testament T-2225

notes by Pete Welding





(=) Testament TCD-5024
(1995)

Testament T-2226
(197?)
Johnny Young & His Friends

- Prison Bound
- Sugar Farm Blues
- All My Money Gone
- My Home Ain't Here
- Did You Get That Letter?
- I'm Leaving Baby
- I Got It

- Meet Me In The Bottom
- You Made Me Feel So Good
- Blues And Trouble
- Kid Man Blues #
- Humpty Dumpty
- Instrumental #
- Forty-Four Blues
- Whoop It Up

# CD bonus tracks

Johnny Young discography




Testament T-2226


= Testament TCD-5003
(1994)

Testament T-2227
(1977)
Johnny Turner & Zaven Jambazian: Blues With A Feeling

- Checkin’ On My Baby #
- Hard Luck Blues
- Can't Hold Out Much Longer #
- She's Mine All Mine
- Tennessee Woman Blues

- Tomorrow Night #
- You’re So Fine
- Last Night
- Don’t Start Me To Talking #
- You Don't Have To Go

no CD bonus tracks

# Jake Leg JL-100 tracks

rec. May 25, 1976 at The Raven & The Rose in Sierra Madre, CA.; Johnny Turner, voc, g; Zaven Jambazian, hca; Tony Manriquez, b; Stu Perry, dr; originally prod. by Zaven Jambazian, LP prod. by Zaven Jambazian and Pete Welding
Jake Leg JL-100 (1976)
(7 inch 4 track EP)




Testament T-2227


= Testament TCD-5025
(1995)

3300 series
Testament T-3301
(196?)
Nancy, Dorsey & Howard Dixon: Babies In The Mill

- Babies In The Mill
- Weave Room Blues - (duet with Howard)
- I Saw The Wood
- Across The Shining River
- Hard Times In Here - (solo by Nancy)
- Hard Times In Here
- Christmas Cake
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- Be At Home Soon Tonight
- Pin Ball Machine
- Wreck Of The Old '97
- Factory Girl - (solo by Nancy)
- Factory Girl
- Weaver's Life - (duet with Howard)
- Burglar Man
- Wreck On The Highway
- Somebody Touched Me
- Our Johnny
- Girl I Left In Danville - (duet with Howard)

rec. East Rockimgham, NC, August 6-8, 1962; Dorsey Dixon, voc, g; Howard Dixon, Nancy Dixon

Dixon Brothers discography

notes by Archie Green

Testament T-3301


= HMG2502-CD

Testament T-3302
(1967)
Jimmy Tarlton: Steel Guitar Rag

- John Henry
- Banks Of The Ohio
- Steel Guitar Rag
- Jimmie's Blue Heaven
- All Bound Down In Birmingham Jail
- Put-together Blues
- Pretty Little Girl
- Never Get Drunk Anymore
- Down In Florida On A Hog

- Fort Benning Blues
- Lowe Bonnie
- Uncle Joe And His Hounds
- Ain't It A Sin To Gamble On A Sunday
- Joe Bowers
- Hawaiian March
- Administration Blues
- Cowboy Johnny
- Brown Eyes
- Rollie Dixon

prod. by Eugene Earle
notes by Ann
& Norman Cohen

Testament T-3302


= HMG-2503-CD (1998)

4400 series
Testament T-4401
(1972)
Pete Robinson: Dialogues For Piano And Reeds

- St. Louis Views
- Dark Boy
- Motes
- Handles
- Entrance
- Blues Connotation

- Cloud Song For Zina
- R.U.R
- Serpentine Lament
- Oblique Freight
- Mouth Piece

rec. 1972; Pete Robinson, Ernie Watts, Alan Praskin, Charles Orena

Testament T-4401
Testament T-4402
(1973)
New Music By The New Phil Woods Quartet

- Charity
- Cumulus
Medley:
   - Nefertiti
   - Riot
- Yesterdays #

rec. 1973 in Los Angeles; Phil Woods, asax; Pete Robinson, p, synth; Henry 'The Skipper' Franklin, b; Brian Moffatt, dr
# rec. live (poss. at Donte's Jazz Club, 4269 Lankershim Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif.)

Testament T-4402
CDs without a Testament LP predecessor
Testament TCD 4001
(1995)
Testament Records Sampler

- Pet Cream Man - J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- A Man For The Nation - John Lee Granderson
- Railroad Blues - The Chicago String Band
- Nobody Knows My Troubles - Otis Spann
- Jesus Is On The Mainline - Fred McDowell & The Hunter's Chapel Singers
- Peach Tree Blues - Eddie Taylor
- I'm Talking 'Bout You - Eddie Lee "Mustright" Jones
- Cat Squirrel - Dr. Isaiah Ross
- I'm Gettin' Tired - Robert Nighthawk
- Going Back To Texas - Jimmy Walker & His Western Stars/Erwin Helfer
- Black Mary - Ruby McCoy
- So Cold In Vietnam - Johnny Shines
- Titanic Blues - Bill Jackson
- Don't Start Me To Talkin' - A Feeling / Johnny Turner & Blues With A Feeling
- All My Money Gone - Johnny Young
- One Thin Dime - Blind Connie Williams [Storyville SLP 181]
- Goin' Down South - Fred McDowell
- I'm Going To Detroit - John Wrencher
- Annie Mae - Big Joe Williams
- My Babe - Napoleon Strickland Fife & Drum Band
- Hoodoo Snake Doctor Blues - Johnny Shines
- Dust My Broom - Johnny Littlejohn
- Pleading And Crying - Billy Boy Arnold

notes by Pete Welding



Testament TCD-4001

Testament discography

TCD-5026
(1995)
Louis Myers: I'm A Southern Man

- I'm A Southern Man
- Short Haired Woman
- Woman's Lib
- Just Woke Up
- Woman Trouble

- Hello Stranger
- Southbound Blues
- All My Love In Vain
- Kind Hearted Woman
- Old Black Mattie

rec. March 1978 in Hollywood, CA; Louis Myers, voc, g, hca; Freddy Robinson, g; Tony Mathews, g; Larry Taylor, b; Dennis Walker, b; Nathaniel Dove, p; Buster Jones, dr; David Li, ts; Chuck Garbett, tp; prod. by Frank Scott
notes by Frank Scott



Advent 2809 (1978)

Advent discography


= Testament TCD-5026
(1995)

TCD-5027
(1995)
Thomas Shaw: Born In Texas

LP track sequence:
- Born In Texas   @ youtube
- Stop And Listen
- Worried Blues
- Hungry Wolf
- Motherless Children   @ youtube

- Richard Nixon's Welfare Blues
- Tom Shaw's Penitentiary Blues
- Let's Rock
- Old Original Penitentiary Blues
- Worried Life
- Dirty Mistreater

CD track sequence:
- Born In Texas
- Stop And Listen
- Worried Blues
- Hungry Wolf
- Last Year Was A Mighty Fine Year °°   @ youtube
- Working Man Blues °°
- Motherless Children
- Richard Nixon's Welfare Blues
- Tom Shaw's Penitentiary Blues
- Let's Rock
- Sinners Prayers °°
- All Out And Down °°   @ youtube
- Old Original Penitentiary Blues
- Worried Life
- Dirty Mistreater
- Milky Highway °°
- If Jesus Had To Pray °°
- Stocking Feet Blues °°
- Mocking The Trains °°

°° CD bonus tracks

rec. 1971/72; Thomas Shaw, voc, g; prod. by Frank Scott

Thomas Shaw discography

notes by Frank Scott
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Advent 2801 (US 1972)

Advent discography

notes by Frank Scott
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= XTRA 1132 (UK 1972)

XTRA discography

original notes
by Frank Scott
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click to read track list !

click to read track list !
(=) Testament TCD-5027
(US 1995)

TCD-5028
(1995)
Chicago Blues At Home

Louis Myers
- Going Back To The Ghetto
John Littlejohn
- Mean Old World
Eddie Taylor
- Greyhound Bus
Louis Myers
- Stop Breaking Down
Bob Myers
- Train Fare Home °°
Jimmy Rogers
- Ludella
Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'

John Littlejohn
- The Moon Is Rising °°
Homesick James Williamson
- Tell Me Who
Louis Myers
- Short Haired Woman °°
Jimmy Rogers
- Back Door Friend °°
Bob Myers
- Right Kind Of Life
John Littlejohn
- Slidin'
Louis Myers
- Mean Red Spider
- Just a Snap Boogie °°
Jimmy Rogers
- What Have I Done °°
Eddie Taylor
- Jackson Town
- Tell Me Baby °°

°° CD bonus tracks, previously unissued
notes by Frank Scott



Advent 2806 (1977)

Advent discography


(=) Testament TCD-5028
(1995)

Testament discography

TCD-5029
(1995)
San Diego Blues Jam

Tom Courtney & Henry Ford Thompson
- Somebody's Been Knockin'
Bob Jefferey & Sam Chatmon
- Watergate Blues
Thomas Shaw
- Jack of Diamonds
Sam Chatmon
- She's My Baby   @ youtube
Bob Jefferey
- Toe Shakin' °°
- Handsome Stranger °°
Tom Courtney & Louis Major
- Early One Morning
Bonnie Jefferson
- Take Me Back   @ youtube
Louis Major
- Handy Brandy
Thomas Shaw
- Hey Mr. Nixon
Tom Courtney and Henry Ford Thompson
- Dust My Blues °°
Sam Chatmon
- Sweet Old San Diego °°
Bonnie Jefferson
- Got The Blues So Bad
Bob Jefferey
- 73 Hop
Louis Major
- Shotgun Blues
Bob Jefferey & Sam Chatmon
- Ashtray Taxi
Bonnie Jefferson
- Crow Rooster Crow °°
Tom Courtney & Henry Ford Thompson
- Just Goes To Show You (The World Is Mad)
Sam Chatmon & Bob Jefferey
- Shake 'Em All Down °°

°° CD bonus tracks
notes by Lou Curtiss



Advent 2804 (US 1974)

Advent discography

original notes
by Lou Curtiss
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click to read track list !

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(=) Testament TCD 5029
(1995

TCD-5030
(1995)
The Blues of Clarence Clay & William Scott: The New Gospel Keys

Bluesville 1066 track sequence:
- Wait Till I Put On My Robe
- Every Knee Must Bow
- Wake Up In Glory
- Trouble Don't Last Always
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Wall
- In That Great Gettin' Up Morning

- Oh, What A Beautiful City!
- Marching To Zion
- I'm On My Way To The Kingdom Land
- Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
- Walk All Over God's Heaven
- All My Sins Are Taken Away

TCD-5030 track sequence:
- Walk All Over God's Heaven
- Every Knee Must Bow
- Wait Til I Put On My Robe
- Wake Up In Glory
- Marching To Zion
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Well
- I'm On My Way To The Kingdom
- In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'
- It Was His Blood
- Mother Left Me Standing On The Highway
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- Take Your Burdens To The Lord
- Get Together With The Lord
- On The Battlefield

rec. by Mel Kaiser; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein & Pete Welding
notes by Pete Welding
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Bluesville BV/BVLP 1066
(1963)

Bluesville discography

click to enlarge!
(=) Testament TCD-5030
"Standing On The Highway"

TCD-5031
(1998)
John Lee Granderson: Hard Luck John

- Minglewood Blues
- Hard Luck John
- Flora Blues
- Please Come Back To Me
- Death Valley Blues
- Texas Blues
- Rock Me All Night Long
- Cold Dark Evening
- County Farm Blues
- Decoration Day
- Aching Pain Blues
- This Is Your Last Chance
- That's Doggin' Me
- Watch Out, Girl
- Got To Bend You Over, Baby
- One Kind Favor

John Lee Granderson discography

notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD-5031
TCD-6001
(1997)
Otis Spann: Live The Life

- Been A Long, Long Time (4:23)
- Look Under My Bed (4:26)
- Tribute To Martin Luther King (4:40)
- Sarah Street (6:24)
- Worried Life Blues (4:00)
- Kansas City (4:11)
- Tin Pan Alley (7:29)
- 5 Long Years (7:32)
- Live The Life I Love (3:21)
- I Wanna Go Home (5:59)
- Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had (3:37)
- High Rising (4:36)
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright (2:09)
- What's On Your Worried Mind (2:27)
- Mean Old Train (3:03)
- My Baby Left Me (2:55)

notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD-6001
TCD-6002
(1997)
David 'Honeyboy' Edwards: Crawling Kingsnake

- Just Like Jesse James *
- Sweet Home Chicago *
- Blues Like Showers Of Rain *
- Long Tall Woman Blues *
- Love Me Over Slow *
- Crawling Kingsnake *
- Skin And Bones Blues *
- Bull Cow Blues *
- Blue And Lonesome # []
- My Baby's Gone #
- Ida Lou Blues # []
- Angel Child #
- Love Me Over Slow #
- Honeyboy speaks with Pete Welding about Robert Johnson and Tommy Johnson *

* rec. July 29, 1967 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; David "Honeyboy" Edwards voc, g
# rec. March 17, 1964 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; David "Honeyboy" Edwards voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca, [] voc
prod. by Pete Welding

David "Honeyboy" Edwards discography

notes by Frank Scott



Testament TCD-6002
TCD-6003
(1997)
Doug Quattlebaum: If You've Ever Been Mistreated

- Hard Luck Blues
- Good Woman Blues
- Baby, Please Don't Go
- Come Back, Baby
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do
- If You've Ever Been Mistreated
- Lizzie Lou
- Drifting Blues
- What'd I Say
- Kiddio
- It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
- Story Of Adam And Eve
- Come Over Here
- Honeydripper
- I've Been Working On My Baby
- Touch The Hem Of His Garment
- He May Not Come When You Want Him
- How Great Thou Art
- Quattlebaum's Boogie


rec. July 6, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA by Pete Welding; Doug Quattlebaum, voc, g
"issued here for the first time" [except for "Good Woman Blues"]

Doug Quattlebaum discography

[in the 1960s
announced to be issued
on the Heritage label,
but that never happened]

notes by Frank Scott



Testament TCD-6003

TCD-6004
(1997)
Mandolin Blues

Yank Rachell
- Dig My Buddy, Joe
- Smokey Joe
- Rainy Day Blues #
- My Baby's Gonna Jump And Shout #
Carl Martin
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Grave Digger Blues
Will Hatcher (with John Lee Granderson, g)
- Garbage Man Blues
- Crawdad
- Waiting Just For You
Ted Bogan
- Mary, Run To The Window
Johnny Young
- Highway 61
- Jumpin' On Eight
- Stealin'
- Mandolin Rock
- I Tried To Get You Off My Mind
- Bumble Bee
- Crawling King Snake

Rachell tracks rec. February 12, 1967 in Chicago; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Taj Mahal, g, # hca; Sleppy John Estes, g
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD-6004
TCD-6005
(1997)
Arthur Weston: Pea Vine Whistle

- Pea Vine Whistle
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay
- Stack O'dollars
- Roll Me Over Slow
- Poor Boy Long Way From Home
- Pure Religion
- Uncle Sam Called Me
- Throw Your Arms Around Me
- Indeed I Do
- Long Tall Woman
- Gonna Tell You
- I Love You, Baby
- Honey Blues
- Meet Me On The Bottom
- Tom Wilson's Place
- Decoration Day
- Dolly Mae
- Corinna
- Early In The Morning
- Uncle Sam Called Me (I Got To Go)

notes by Joel Slotnikoff

Testament TCD-6005
TCD-6006
(1997)
Carl Martin: Crow Jane Blues

- Crow Jane Blues
- Corrina, Corrina *
- Trouble On Your Hand No. 2 []
- State Street Pimp No. 2 *
- Gravedigger Blues *
- Worried All The Time #
- Liza Jane
- Good Morning Judge
- John Henry *
- West Virginia Blues #
- Trouble On Your Hand No. 1 []
- Everyday I Have The Blues *
- Frankie & Johnny *
- State Street Pimp No. 1 *
- Railroad Blues
- You Can't Beat The Syndicate (interview by Pete Welding)

rec. May 31, 1966 in Chicago, IL; Carl Martin, voc, fiddle, g, mand; Johnny Young, * g, [] mand

# rec. December 20, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Ted Bogan, voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca; Johnny Young, mand

Carl Martin discography

notes by Frank Scott



Testament TCD-6006
TCD-6007
(1998)
Fred McDowell: Levee Camp Blues
Fred McDowell 1968: The Early Days Recalled
A Folk-Blues Document - Never-Before-Issued!

- Levee Camp Blues
- Let Me Lay Down in Your Cool Iron Bed
- My Baby Don't Treat Me Like Humankind
- My Baby Has Eyes Like An Eagle (tk 2)
- Jim Steam Killed Lula
- Pea Vine Special

- Dark Clouds A-Rising
- My Baby Has Eyes Like An Eagle (tk 1)
- Will Me Your Gold Watch And Chain
- Won't Be Worried Long
- Down On Dankin's Farm
- Bye And Bye, Goin' To See The King

CD bonus tracks:
- Goin' Over The Hill #
- When I Lay My Burden Down #

rec. March 1968 in Los Angeles, CA by Pete Welding; Fred McDowell, voc, g
# rec. February 6, 1966 in Chicago; Fred McDowell, voc, g; Fannie Davis, voc; Annie Mae McDowell, voc; Grace Bowden, voc; James Collins, voc

Fred McDowell discography

notes by Pete Welding
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 8051

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(=) Testament TCD-6007
(1998)

TCD-6008
(1998)
Sleepy John Estes: Goin' To Brownsville

- Bring Me My 38 Pistol
- Bye And Bye When The Morning Comes
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Floating Bridge
- Freedom Loan
- Goin' To Brownsville
- I'm Goin' Home
- In My Father's House
- It Was A Dream
- Lost My Eyesight
- Married Woman Blues
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Run Around
- Sleepy John Estes interviewed by Pete Welding
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Street Car Blues
- Sweet Sugar Mama
- Try Him And See
- Vernita Blues
- Working Man Blues

rec. April 19 & 22, 1962 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g

Sleepy John Estes discography

notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD-6008
TCD-6009
(1998)
Down Home Slide

- That's All Right - Robert Nighthawk
- I Know She Didn't Love Me - John Henry Barbee
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed - Mississippi Fred McDowell, Annie Mae McDowell
- Roll Me Over Slow - Big Joe Williams
- Everything Gonna Be Alright - Robert Nighthawk
- John Henry - Elijah Brown #
- Jackson Town - Eddie Taylor
- Mad & Evil - George Coleman
- I'm On My Way To Canaan Land - Blind Connie Williams
- Which Way My Baby Go - Big Joe Williams
- Hoodoo Snake Doctor Blues - Johnny Shines
- Slidin' - John Littlejohn
- Walk On, Little Girl - Big Joe Williams
- Poor Boy Long Way From Home - Arthur Weston
- Anna Lee - Robert Nighthawk
- Sweet Home Chicago - David Honeyboy Edwards
- I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- My Lonesome Bed - Big Joe Williams
- Key To The Highway - Blind Connie Williams

# rec. March 12, 1965 in East St. Louis, IL; Elijah Brown, voc, g
notes by Frank Scott







Testament TCD-6009
TCD-6010
(1998)
Big Joe Williams: These Are My Blues

- Baby Please Don't Go
- Man Amongst Men
- Sun Never Go Down
- Mellow Peaches
- '56 Plymouth
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- These Are My Blues (Gonna Sing 'Em For Myself)
- Put On Your Nightcap
- Highway 49
- Bottle Up And Go
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Vitamin A Blues
- You Are My Sunshine
- Boogie Chillen
- Don't Want No Arkansas Woman
- Rock Me Mama

rec. live at Rockford College in 1965

Big Joe Williams discography

notes by Frank Scott
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Testament TCD-6010
TCD-6011
(1998)
Down Home Harp

- Blue Mood - Big Walter Horton
- We All Got To Go - Billy Boy Arnold # [originally unissued]
- Billy Boy's Jump (instr) - Billy Boy Arnold # [Testament T-2218]
- Borrow Love And Go - James 'Bat' Robinson
- You Know I Love You - Big John Wrencher
- Thinkin' About Your Apples - Coot Venson
- Sweet Woman Blues - George Robertson
- Canadian Sunset - Harmonica Slim Willis Quartet
- Last Night Blues - Andrew Cauthen
- Blue As I Can Be - Willie Lee Harris
- Fox Chase - John Lee Henley
- Snake Hippin' - John Lee Henley
- Careless Love - John Lee Henley
- Sweet Little Woman - Robert Nighthawk With Little Walter
- Slow Train Through Arkansas - Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle
- T-Model And The Train - Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle
- Morning Rock - Coot Venson
- Blues For Illinois - Dr. Ross
- Mattie Mae - Billy Boy Arnold # [originally unissued]
- Where The Southern Crosses The Dog - Coot Venson
- Goin' Down To The Station - Andrew Cauthen
- Walter's Boogie - Big Walter Horton
- John Henry - James 'Bat' Robinson
- Baby, You Don't Have To Go - Johnny Young With Little Walter

# rec. April 15, 1962 in Chicago, IL; Billy Boy Arnold, voc, hca; Blind John Davis, p
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD-6011


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- http://www.atsf.co.uk/elektra/discography.php?from=5260&to=5640
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

Thanks to Alan Balfour, Brad Barrett, Jeff Peters, Max Hoeffner, Juan Urbano López, Jacques Depoorter and Tony Russell for additional info / scans

 

Testament CDpreceding LP
Testament TCD 5001 Masters Of Modern Blues, Floyd Jones & Eddie TaylorTestament T-2214
Testament TCD 5002 Masters Of Modern Blues, The Johnny Shines BandTestament T-2212
Testament TCD 5003 Johnny Young & His Friends, Johnny Young & His FriendsTestament T-2226
Testament TCD 5004 Amazing Grace, Fred McDowellTestament T-2219
Testament TCD 5005 Otis Spann's Chicago Blues, Otis SpannTestament T-2211
Testament TCD 5006 The Chicago String Band, The Chicago StringbandTestament T-2220
Testament TCD 5007 Can't Keep From Cryin'Testament S-01
Testament TCD 5008 Modern Chicago BluesTestament T-2203
Testament TCD 5009 Call The Doctor, Dr Isaiah RossTestament T-2206
Testament TCD 5010 Masters Of Modern Blues, Nighthawk & StackhouseTestament T-2215
Testament TCD 5011 Rough & Ready, Jimmy Walker / Erwin HelferTestament T-2202
Testament TCD 5012 The Sound Of The DeltaTestament T-2209
Testament TCD 5013 Back To The Country, Big Joe WilliamsTestament T-2205
Testament TCD 5014 Long Steel Rail, Bill JacksonTestament T-201/T-2201
Testament TCD 5015 Shines & Horton, Johnnny Shines & Big Walter HortonTestament T-2217
Testament TCD 5016 It Must Have Been The Devil, Jack Owens & Bud SpiresTestament T-2222
Testament TCD 5017 Travelling Trough The Jungle, Fife And Drum BandTestament T-2223
Testament TCD 5018 Goin' To Chicago, Billy Boy ArnoldTestament T-2218
Testament TCD 5019 My Home Is In The Delta, Fred McDowellTestament T-2208
Testament TCD 5020 Masters Of Modern Blues, JB Hutto & HawksTestament T-2213
Testament TCD 5021 Bottleneck Blues[Testament T-2216, not issued]
Testament TCD 5022 Standing At The Crossroads, Johnny ShinesTestament T-2221
Testament TCD 5023 Yonder Go That Old Black Dog , Eddie Lee JonesTestament T-2224
Testament TCD 5024 Philadelphia Street Singer, Blind Connie WilliamsTestament T-2225
Testament TCD 5025 Blues With A Feeling, Johnny TurnerTestament T-2227
Testament TCD 5026 I'm a Southern Man, Louis MyersAdvent 2809
Testament TCD 5027 Born in Texas, Thomas ShawAdvent 2801
Testament TCD 5028 Chicago Blues At HomeAdvent 2806
Testament TCD 5029 San Diego Blues JamAdvent 2804
Testament TCD 5030 Standing on the Highway, Clarence Clay & William ScottBluesville 1066
Testament TCD 5031 Hard Luck John, John Lee Granderson---
Testament TCD 6001 Live The Life, Otis Spann---
Testament TCD 6002 Crawling Kingsnake, David Honeyboy Edwards---
Testament TCD 6003 If You've Ever Been Mistreated, Doug Quattlebaum[Heritage, not issued]
Testament TCD 6004 Mandolin Blues---
Testament TCD 6005 Pea Vine Whistle, Arthur Weston---
Testament TCD 6006 Crow Jane Blues, Carl Martin---
Testament TCD 6007 Levee Camp Blues, Fred McDowellOrigin Jazz Library OJL 8051
Testament TCD 6008 Goin' To Brownsville, Sleepy John Estes---
Testament TCD 6009 Down Home Slide---
Testament TCD 6010 These Are My Blues, Big Joe Williams---
Testament TCD 6011 Down Home Harp---

 

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