H E N R Y   T H O M A S; from front cover of OJL 3
source: front cover of Origin Jazz Library OJL 3
There is no photo of this artist known to exist

Henry
Thomas
a/k/a  "Ragtime Texas"
b. 1874 in Big Sandy, Texas
date and location of death unknown

discography
H E N R Y   T H O M A S; from Paramount ad in Chicago Defender; source: Charters 1967, p. 194
from Vocalion ad in Chicago Defender
shown on left column
source: Charters 1967, p. 194

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

Henry Thomas 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

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

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

- The Fox And The Hounds (C-1021/22/23)

rec. June 30, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g, quills

Vocalion unissued
11927Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- John Henry (C-1024/25) #   @ youtube
- Cottonfield Blues (C-1024/25)   @ youtube

rec. June 30, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g, # quills






Vocalion 1094
21927Henry Thomas "Rag Time Texas"

- The Fox And The Hounds (C-1198/99)   @ youtube
- Red River Blues (C-1205/06/07)   @ youtube

rec. October 5, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; quills



Vocalion 1137
31927Henry Thomas "Rag Time Texas"

- The Little Red Caboose (C-1200/01)   @ youtube
- Bob McKinney (C-1202/03/04)   @ youtube

rec. October 5, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; # quills

Vocalion 1138
41927Henry Thomas "Rag Time Texas"

- Shanty Blues (C-1224/25)   @ youtube
- Woodhouse Blues (C-1226/27)   @ youtube

rec. October 7, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g

Vocalion 1139
51927Henry Thomas "Rag Time Texas"

- Jonah In The Wilderness (C-1228/2   @ youtube
- When The Train Comes Along (C-1230/31)   @ youtube

rec. October 7, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g



Vocalion 1140
61927Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance? (C-1220/21)   @ youtube
- Run, Mollie, Run (C-1222/23)   @ youtube

rec. October 7, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; quills

Vocalion 1141
71928Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- Don't Ease Me In (C-2000- )   @ youtube
- Texas Easy Street Blues (C-2001- )   @ youtube

rec. June 13, 1928 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g



Vocalion 1197
81928Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- Bull-Doze Blues (C-1999- )   @ youtube
- Old Country Stomp (C-2008- )   @ youtube

rec. June 13, 1928 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; quills

Vocalion 1230
91928Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- Texas Worried Blues (C-2002- )   @ youtube
- Fishing Blues (C-2003- ) #   @ youtube

rec. June 13, 1928 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; # quills

Vocalion 1249
101928Henry Thomas / Georgia Tom and Tampa Red

Henry Thomas
- Arkansas (C-1028/29) #   @ youtube
Georgia Tom and Tampa Red
- Lonesome Man Blues (C-2324- ) *   @ Spotify


# rec. July 1, 1927 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g
* rec. September 20, 1928 in Chicago, IL; Georgia Tom, voc; Tampa Red, g



Vocalion 1286

= Supertone S2216

111929Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- Railroadin' Some (C-4623- )   @ youtube
- Don't Leave Me Here (C-4624- )   @ youtube

rec. October 7, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; quills

Vocalion 1443
121929Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"

- Charmin' Betsy (C-4621- ) #   @ youtube
- Lovin' Babe (C-4622- )   @ youtube

rec. October 7, 1929 in Chicago, IL; Henry Thomas, voc, g; # quills

Vocalion 1468
  Henry Thomas

- She's Got What I Want (77310-1)
- My Sweet Candy (77311-1)

rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Henry Townsend, voc. g; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Henry Townsend discography

Bluebird B5343
= Sunrise S3424
  Henry Thomas / Walter Davis

- Sick With The Blues (77314-1) *
- Stormy Weather Blues No. 2 (77286-1) (Walter Davis)

* rec. December 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL; Henry Townsend, voc. g; Roosevelt Sykes, p

Henry Townsend discography

Bluebird B5411

LP / CD compilations
131952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume Two: Social Music


LP 1:
- Sail Away Lady - Uncle Bunt Stephens
- The Wild Wagoner - Jilson Setters
- Wake Up Jacob - Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers
- La Danseuse - Delma Lachney And Blind Uncle Gaspard
- Georgia Stomp - Andrew And Jim Baxter
- Brilliancy Medley - Eck Robertson
- Indian War Whoop - Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers


- Old Country Stomp - Henry Thomas
- Old Dog Blue - Jim Jackson
- Saut Crapaud - Columbus Fruge
- Acadian One-Step - Joseph Falcon
- Home Sweet Home - Breaux Freres
- Newport Blues - Cincinnati Jug Band
- Moonshiner's Dance (part one) - Frank Cloutier And The Victoria Cafe Orchestra


LP 2:
- You Must Be Born Again - Rev. J.M. Gates
- Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting - Rev. J.M. Gates
- Rocky Road - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
- Present Joys - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
- This Song Of Love - Middle Georgia Singing Conv. No. 1
- Judgement - Sister Mary Nelson
- He Got Better Things For You - Memphis Sanctified Singers

- Since I Laid My Burden Down - Elders McIntorsh & Edwards' Sanctified Singers
- John The Baptist - Rev. Moses Mason
- Dry Bones - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
- John The Revelator - Blind Willie Johnson
- Little Moses - Carter Family
- Shine On Me - Ernest Phipps & Holiness Singers
- Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room - Rev. F.W. McGee
- In The Battlefield For My Lord - Rev. D.C. Rice And Congregation


edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
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Folkways FP-252

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= Folkways FA 2952


1997 re-released as 6 CD
box set by Smithsonian
Folkways

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY626 (It 2009)

141952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume Three: Songs


LP 1:
- The Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley
- East Virginia - Buell Kazee
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
- I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford

- Mountaineer's Courtship - Ernest and Hattie Stoneman
- The Spanish Merchant's Daughter - The Stoneman Family
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
- Single Girl, Married Girl - The Carter Family
- Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Clemo Breaux and Joseph Falcon
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell


LP 2:
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- 99 Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- C'est Si Triste Sans Lui - Cleoma and Orphy Breaux w/ Joe Falcon

- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon
- Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave Macon
- Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt [OKeh 8692]
- K.C. Moan - The Memphis Jug Band
- Train On The Island - J.P. Nestor
- The Lone Star Trail - Ken Manyard

- Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas

edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
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Folkways FP-253

2 LP set
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= Folkways FA 2953


1997 re-released as 6 CD
box set by Smithsonian
Folkways

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY627 (It 2009)

151962Really! The Country Blues 1927-1933

Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell Blues
William Moore
- Old Country Rock
Son House
- My Black Mama, Parts 1 and 2
Sunny Boy and His Pals
- France Blues
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Ishman Bracey
- Woman Woman Blues

Sam Collins
- The Jail House Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Touch Me Light Mama
Henry Sims
- Tell Me Man Blues
Buster Johnson
- Undertaker Blues

Henry Thomas
- Don't Ease Me In
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues, Parts 1 and 2

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OJL 2

OJL discography

161962Henry Thomas Sings The Texas Blues!

- John Henry #
- Cottonfield Blues #
- Arkansas
- The Fox And The Hounds #
- Red River Blues #

- The Little Red Caboose #
- Bob McKinney #
- Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance? #
- Run, Mollie, Run #
- Shanty Blues #
- Woodhouse Blues #


- Jonah In The Wilderness
- When The Train Comes Along #
- Bull Doze Blues #
- Don't Ease Me In
- Texas Easy Street #
- Texas Worried Blues #

- Fishing Blues
- Old Country Stomp
- Charmin' Betsy
- Lovin' Babe
- Railroadin' Some
- Don't Leave Me Here

# tracks on OJL 3

Herwin H 209 notes in pages bound into gatefold cover





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Origin Jazz Library OJL 3
(1962) "Henry Thomas
Sings The Texas Blues!"

OJL discography

DLP
notes by Mack McCormick



= Herwin H 209
"Henry Thomas - Ragtime
Texas
: Complete Works
- 1927 to 1929 in
Chronological Order"

Herwin discography

notes by Steven Calt
and Mack McCormick



= Yazoo L 1080/81 (1990)
"Texas Worried Blues"


= Yazoo CD 1080/81 (1993)
"Texas Worried Blues"

Yazoo discography

171968Tex-Arkana-Louisiana Country 1927-1933

Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Awful Fix

Henry Thomas
- Don't Leave Me Here
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Hot Dogs
Little Hat Jones
- Bye Eye Baby Blues
Six Cylinder Smith
- Oh Oh Lonesome
Sammy Hill
- Needin' My Women
King Solomon Hill
- The Gone Dead Train

Willie Reed
- Dreaming Blues

Henry Thomas
- Lovin' Babe
Texas Alexander
- 98 Degree Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Kentucky Blues
Sammy Hill
- Cryin' For You
King Solomon Hill
- Tell Me Baby
Six Cylinder Smith
- Pennsylvania Woman Blues
notes by
Horace Butterworth
(= Stephen Calt)
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Belzona L-1004

notes by Stephen Calt
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notes by Stephen Calt
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= Yazoo L-1004 ("Don't
Leave Me Here"
The Blues
of Texas, Arkansas, &
Louisiana 1927-1932)

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= Yazoo CD 1004 YAZ
(1991)

Yazoo discography

181968Texas Country Music Vol. 1 (1927-1936)

Henry Thomas
- Arkansas
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Sunshine Special - take 1
Bernice Edwards
- Hot Mattress Stomp
J.T. "Funny Paper" Smith
- Before Long
Texas Tommy
- Jail Break Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- No Job Blues
- Back Gnawing Blues
Billiken Johnson & Neal Roberts
- Frisco Blues

Coley Jones
- Sweet Mama Blues
Dallas String Band
- Dallas Rag
Blind Willie Johnson
- When The War Was On
- Praise God I'm Satisfied
Texas Alexander
- Section Gand Blues
- No More Woman Blues
- Sittin' On A Log
Jesse James
- Sweet Patuni

Roots RL-312




= Autogram RL-312
(Germany 2010)
"Texas Country Blues
Music Vol. 1"

Roots discography

191968Texas Country Music Vol. 2
1927-1937

Henry Thomas
- Charmin Betsy
Coley Jones
- The Elders He's My Man
Blind Willie Johnson
- If It Had Not Been For Jesus
Will Day
- Sunrise Blues
Texas Alexander
- Corn Bread Blues & Long Lonesome Blues
"Little Brother"
- Blues [Up And Down Building K.C. Line]
Andrew Hogg
- Family Trouble Blues

Litlle Hat Jones
- Corpus Blues
Billiken Johnson & Neal Roberts
- Wild Jack Blues
Blind Willie Johnson
- The Soul Of Man & Take Your Stand
Jack Ranger
- T.P. Window Blues
Whistlin' Alex Moore
- It Wouldn't Be So Hard
Leadbelly
- Packin' Trunk Blues & All Out & Down
Texas Alexander
- Long Lonesome Day Blues
- Corn-Bread Blues



Roots RL-315




= Autogram RL-315
(Germany 2010)
"Texas Country Blues
Music Vol. 2

Roots discography

201970Southern Sanctified Singers

Blind Willie Johnson
- Go With Me To That Land
Washington Phillips
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
Bessie Johnson
- The Great Reaping Day
Bozie Sturdivant (Silent Grove Baptist Church)
- When I've Done The Best I Can, I Want My Crown
Sam Butler
- Christians Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
- Your Enimy Cannot Harm You (But Watch Your Best Friend)
Arizona Dranes
- In That Day
Blind Willie Davis
- When The Saints Go Marching In


Henry Thomas
- Jonah In The Wilderness
Washington Phillips
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
Rev. J.C. Burnett
- Put Your Trust In Jesus
Sam Butler
- Heaven Is My View
Blind Joe Taggart
- I'll Be Satisfied
Nugrape Twins
- There's A City Built On Mansions
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
- The Gospel Train Is Coming
Elder Otis Jones
- Holy Mountain





Roots RL 328 (UK)

Roots discography

211972Texas Blues 1927-1952

Henry Thomas
- Old Country Stomp
- Fishing Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Match Box Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Little Hat Blues
- New Two Sixteen Blues
- Two String Blues
Texas Bill Day
- Don't Get Love In Your Mind
Black Ace
- Lowing Heifer

Texas Alexander
- Yellow Girl Blues
- I Am Calling Blues
- Broken Yo-Yo
- Katy Crossing Blues
Oscar Woods
- Lone Wolf Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Another Fool In Town
- Sad News From Korea
Smoky Hogg
- Penitentiary Blues - part 1
- Penitentiary Blues - part 2



Paltram PL-102 (Austria)


= Autogram PL-102 (G)

Paltram discography

221975Blues, Boogie And Beat

- Don't Ease Me In - Henry Thomas
- Need More Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Prison Bound Blues - Leroy Carr
- Cold Winter Day - Blind Willie McTell
- Chickasaw Train Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Shack Bully Stomp - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Bad Things On My Mind - Lightnin' Hopkins

- The Storm Is Passing Over - Blind Joe Taggart
- Chariot's Coming Down - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- Didn't It Rain - Norfork Jubilee Singers
- Take My Hand, Pracious Lord - Selah Jubilee Singers
- God's Gonna Separate - Mahalia Jackson
- I Feel My Time Ain't Long - Blue Jay Singers
- Motherless Children Had Hard Times - Dixie Hummingbirds


- Pinetop's Boogie - Pinetop Smith
- Boogie Woogie Stomp - Albert Ammons
- Death Ray Boogie - Pete Johnson
- Boogie Woogie Cocktail - Andy Kirk
- Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton
- Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
- I'm Wild About You, Baby - Lightnin' Hopkins

- Hey Ba-Ba-Ra-Bap - Lionel Hampton
- Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
- Treat Your Daddy Well - T-Bone Walker
- Talkin' All Out My Head - Little Esther
- The Ladder Of Love - The Flamingos
- Shake, Rattle And Roll - Joe Turner
- Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley

DLP

MCA / Victor 3521/22 (Jp)

= MCA / Victor VIM-4636/37
(Jp 1981)

231976Blues In The Twenties

Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown
Furry Lewis
- Sweet Papa Moan

Henry Thomas
- Cottonfield Blues
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- It's Tight Like That
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
- Trouble In Mind
Leroy Carr
- How Long How Long Blues - no. 2
Pine Top Smith
- Nobody Knows You When You'r Down And Out

Henry Spaulding
- Cairo Blues
Henry Brown
- Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks
Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
- Last Chance Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Jim Jackson
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree - part 1
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree - part 2
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues
"Funny Paper" Smith
- Howlin' Wolf Blues no. 1

MCA MCA-3525 (Jp)
241979?The Roots Of Rock

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
- When The Levee Breaks
Charley Patton
- A Spoonful Blues
Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down
Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Bo Carter
- Corrine Corrine.
Blind Blake
- Diddie Wa Diddie
Blind Willie McTell
- Statesboro Blues


Henry Thomas
- Bull Doze Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds
- Outside Woman Blues
Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
Blind Blake
- That Will Never Happen No More
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Walk Right In
notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo 1063

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Yazoo CD 1063 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

251984Songsters & Saints
Vocal Traditions on Race Records Vol. 2

Medicine Show Songsters
Papa Charlie Jackson
- I'm Alabama Bound
- Long Gone Lost John
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- My Money Never Runs Out
Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson
- Bye, Bye, Policeman
- My Monday Woman Blues
- Old Dog Blue
Beale Street Sheiks (Stokes and Sane)
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It
- Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon


Songsters East Ann West
Stovepipe No. 1 and David Crockett
- A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around
- A Woman Get's Tired Of The Same Man All The Time

Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"
- Old Country Stomp
- Bob McKinney
- Arkansas
Luke Jordan
- Traveling Coon
- Cocaine Blues
Blind Blake
- He's In The Jail House Now
- West Coast Blues / Dry Bone Shuffle [?]



The Straining Preachers
Rev. J.C. Burnett
- The Donfall Of Nebuchadnezzar
- The Gambler's Doom
Rev. J.M. Gates
- Yonder Comes My Lord With A Bible In His Hand
- God's Wrath In The St. Louis Cyclone
- The Eagle Stirs Her Nest
Rev. F.W. McGee
- The Half Ain't Never Been Told
- Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale
Rev. D.C. Rice
- Come And See
- We Got The Same Kind Of Power Over Here

Arizona Dranes
- It's All Right Now
- Just Look
Blind Joe Taggart
- God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From Tares
- There's A Hand Writing On The Wall
Blind Willie Johnson
- If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down
- God Moves On The Water
- The Rain Don't Fall On Me
Elders McIntosh and Edwards
- The Latter Rain Is Fall
Memphis Sanctified Singers
- He Got Better Things For You
DLP


click to read track listing !
Matchbox MSEX 2003/2004

Matchbox discography

25a1990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- My Black Momma Part I - Son House

- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


LP 2
- Devil Got The Woman - Skip James
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
- The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins
- Touch Me Light Momma - George "Bullet" Williams
- Mothers Love - Blind Joe Taggart
- Skin Man Blues - "Hi" Henry Brown
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
- K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- McAbee Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee
- The Gone Dead Train - King Soloman Hill
- Hastings St. - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins


compiled by Johnny Parth
3 LP set
20 page booklet notes
by Paul Oliver
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RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
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= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
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= 1201 Music (1999)

261992Henry Thomas: The Complete Recordings

- John Henry
- Cottonfield Blues
- Arkansas
- The Fox And The Hounds
- The Little Red Caboose
- Bob McKinney
- Red River Blues
- Honey, Won’t You Allow Me One More Chance?
- Run, Mollie, Run
- Shanty Blues
- Woodhouse Blues
- Jonah In The Wilderness
- When The Train Comes Along
- Bull Doze Blues
- Don’t Ease Me In
- Texas Easy Street Blues
- Texas Worried Blues
- Fishing Blues
- Old Country Stomp
- Charmin’ Betsy
- Lovin’ Babe
- Railroadin’ Some
- Don’t Leave Me Here

notes by Yoshio Nakayama



P-Vine PCD-2265 (Jp 1992)
King of the Blues # 10


= P-Vine PCD-20079
(Jp 2011)

271996Before The Blues
The Early American Black Music Scene

- Bamalong Blues - Andrew And Jim Baxter
- Run Mollie Run - Henry Thomas
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Jackson Stomp - Missippi Mud Steppers
- On Jordan's Stormy Banks We Stand - Seventh Day Adventist Choir
- Mississippi Jail House Groan - Rube Lacy
- Forked Deer - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
- Bye Bye Baby Blues - Little Hat Jones
- Pretty Polly - B.F. Shelton
- Soft Steel Piston - Weaver & Beasley
- Two White Horses In A Line - Evans & Mcclain
- Jamestown Exhibition - Bayless Rose
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- France Blues - Papa Harvey Hull
- Dying Mother And Her Child - Rev. Gates & Congregation
- John Hardy - Buell Kazee
- Wayward Girl Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Newport Blues - Cincinnati Jug Band
- Tom Sherman's Barroom - Dick Devall
- Stack O'Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Teddy Darby
- I'll Go With Her Blues - Robert Wilkins
- Christian Soldier - Denson Quartet


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Yazoo CD 2015
281996The Roots Of Rap
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

Blind Willie Johnson - If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down
Luke Jordan - Cocaine Blues
Allen Brothers - Bow Wow Blues
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon - Jive Man Blues

Henry Thomas - Jonah In The Wilderness
Willie Walker - South Carolina Rag
Memphis Jug Band - Whitewash Station
Red Henderson - Automobile Ride Through Alabama
Speckled Re - The Dirty Dozen No. 2
Butterbeans & Susie - 'Tain't None O' Your Business
Beale Street Sheiks - It's A Good Thing
Jimmie Davis - She's A Hum Dum Dinger
Leroy Carr - Papa's On The House Top
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - Let That Liar Alone
Frank Hutchinson - Back In My Home Town
T.C.I Section Crew - Track Linin
Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta Strut
Lonnie Glosson - Arkansas Hard Luck Blues
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom - How Can You Have The Blues?
Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles - Pickin' Off Peanuts
Pine Top Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Dixieland Jug Blowers - When I Stopped Running I Was At Home
Memphis Minnie - Frankie Jean

Yazoo CD 2018
292000The Early Blues Roots of Bob Dylan
Under The Influence, Vol. 4

- Ragged And Dirty - Sleepy John Estes
- Blood In My Eyes - Mississippi Sheiks
- Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell
- Stack-O-Lee - Mississippi John Hurt
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Rev. J. C. Burnett
- Frankie And Albert - Mississippi John Hurt
- Sittin' On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Step It Up And Go - Blind Boy Fuller
- It Hurts Me Too - Tampa Red
- Corrina Corrina - Bo Carter

- Honey Allow Me One More Chance - Texas Henry Thomas
- Fixin' To Die - Bukka White
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Railroad Bill - Will Bennett
- Motherless Children - Blind Willie Johnson
- Grasshoppers In My Pillow - Leadbelly
- Poor Lazarus - Josh White
- Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
- Po' Boy - Bukka White
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed - Blind Willie Johnson

Catfish CD 168

Catfish discography

302000Henry Thomas: "Ragtime Texas"
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1927-1929

- John Henry
- Cottonfield Blues
- Arkansas
- The Fox And The Hounds
- The Little Red Caboose
- Bob McKinney
- Red River Blues
- Honey, Don’t You Allow Me One More Chance?
- Run, Mollie, Run
- Shanty Blues
- Woodhouse Blues
- Jonah In The Wilderness
- When The Train Comes Along
- Bull-Doze Blues
- Don’t Ease Me In
- Texas Easy Street Blues
- Fishing Blues
- Old Country Stomp
- Charmin‘ Betsy
- Lovin‘ Babe
- Railroadin‘ Some
- Don’t Leave Me Here
notes
by Ken Romanowski



Document DOCD 5665
312004Texas Blues: Early Blues Masters From The Lone Star State

disc 1
Henry Thomas
- John Henry
- Cottonfield Blues
- Arkansas
- The Fox And The Hounds
- The Little Red Caboose
- Bob McKinney
- Red River Blues
- Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance
- Run, Mollie, Run
- Shanty Blues
- Woodhouse Blues
- Jonah In The Wilderness
- When The Train Comes Along
- Bull Doze Blues
- Don't Ease Me In
- Texas Easy Street
- Texas Worried Blues
- Fishing Blues
- Old Country Stomp
- Charmin' Betsy
- Lovin' Babe
- Railroadin' Some
- Don't Leave Me Here
Pete Harris
- Jack O'Diamonds
- Is You Mad At Me
- Blind Lemon's Song
- Carrie


disc 2
Ramblin' Thomas
- So Lonesome
- Hard To Rule Woman Blues
- Lock And Key Blues
- Sawmill Moan
- No Baby Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- No Job Blues
- Back Gnawing Blues
- Jig Head Blues
- Hard Dallas Blues
- Hard Dallas Blues (Take 4)
- Ramblin' Man
- Poor Boy Blues
- Good Time Blues
- New Way Of Living Blues
- Ground Hog Blues
- Shake It Gal
- Ground Hog Blues No. 2
- Little Old Mama Blues
Willie Reed
- Dreaming Blues
- Texas Blues
- Leavin' Home
- Goin' Back To My Baby
- Some Low Down Groundhog Blues
- All Worn Out And Dry Blue


disc 3
Oscar Woods
Fence Breakin' Blues
Home Wreckin' Blues
Evil Hearted Woman Blues
Lone Wolf Blues
Don't Sell It - Don't Give It Away
Muscat Hill Blues
Don't Sell It (Don't Give it Away)
Baton Rouge Rag
Jam Session Blues
Low Life Blues
Token Blues
Come On Over To My House Baby
Look Here Baby, One Thing I Got To Say
Sometimes I Get To Thinkin' (Take 1)
Don't Sell It
Sometimes I Get To Thinkin' (Take 2)
Boll Weevil Blues
Smith Casey
Shorty George
Santa Fe Blues
Hesitating Blues
Two White Horses Standing In Line
Jack O'Diamonds
Mournful Blues
East Texas Rag


disc 4
Coley Jones
- My Mule In No Man's Land
- Traveling Man
- Drunkard's Special
- The Elder's He's My Man
Little Hat Jones
- New Two Sixteen Blues
- Two String Blues
- Rolled From Side To Side Blues
- Hurry Blues
- Little Hat Blues
- Corpus Blues
- Kentucky Blues
- Bye Bye Baby Blues
- Cross The Water Blue
- Cherry Street Blues
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas
- Down In Texas Blues
- My Heart's A Rolling Stone
- Blue Goose Blues
- No Good Woman Blues
Black Ace
- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Some Day
- Whiskey And Women
- Christmas Time Blues
- Lowing Heifer
4 CD box set

JSP JSPCD 7730
322012Henry Thomas: Bull Doze Blues

- Bull Doze Blues
- Dont Ease Me In
- Railroadin Some
- Shanty Blues
- Fox And The Hounds
- Fishing Blues

- Lovin Babe
- Old Country Stomp
- Red River Blues
- Texas Worried Blues
- Honey Wont You Allow Me One More Chance
- Jonah In The Wilderness

mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk





Mississippi / Little Axe
MRL-004
332012The Return of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1:
Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys - L And N Rag
Hambone Willie Newburn - Roll And Tumble Blues
Appalachia Vagabond (Hayes Shepherd) - Hard For To Love
Washington (Bukka) White - The Panama Limited
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers - John Henry Blues
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
Carter Brothers & Son - Old Jaw Bone
B.F. Shelton - Oh Molly Dear
Charley Patton - High Water Everywhere – Part 1
Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer - Lonesome Road Blues
Ishman Bracey - Woman Woman Blues
Fiddling Powers & Family - Old Molly Hair
Ashley’s Melody Men - Bath House Blues
Dennis McGee & Sady Courville - Mon Chere Bebe Creole
Willie Walker - Dupree Blues
Packie Dolan & His Boys - Irish Girl/Blue Breeches
Cartwright Brothers - Texas Ranger
L.O. Birkhead & A.E. Ward - Robinson County
Robert Wilkins - That’s No Way To Get Along
Lewis Brothers - Bull At The Wagon
Karola Stocha & S. Bachleda - Koscieliska
Fruit Jar Guzzlers - Stack-O-Lee
Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers - Sail Away Ladies


disc 2:
Mississippi Possum Hunters - The Last Shot Got Him
George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers - My Ozark Mountain Home

Henry Thomas - Charmin Betsey
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers - Milwaukee Blues
Eck Robertson & Family - Texas Wagoner
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain - Two White Horses
Leo Soileau & Mayuse Lafleur - Basile Waltz
Lottie Kimbrough - Rolling Log Blues
Luke Hignight & His Ozark Strutters - Fort Smith Breakdown
Carver Boys - Tim Brook
Blind Willie Johnson - Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee
J.P. Nester & Norman Edmonds - Train On The Island
Tommy Johnson - Lonesome Home Blues
Orkiestra Majkuta - Wsciekla Polka
Lulu Jackson - Little Rosewood Casket
E. Mullaney & P. Stack - Maid In A Cherry Tree
Elder Golden P. Harris - I’ll Lead A Christian Life
Fiddling Sam Long - Seneca Square Dance
Blind Blake - Sun To Sun Blues
Blue Ridge Mountain Singers - The Letter That Never Came
Charley Patton - Some These Days I’ll Be Gone
Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers - I’m A Long Time Traveling Away From Home



Yazoo CD 2203
349/2013Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 11
2014 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues (Vocalion 1230)
Furry Lewis - Good Looking Girl Blues (Vocalion 1132)
Charley Patton - Mean Black Cat (Paramount 12943)
The Mississippi Sheiks - Crackin' Them Things (Okeh 8810)
Blind Blake - Miss Emma Liza (Paramount 13115)
Luella Miller - Rattlesnake Groan (Vocalion 1081)
Reverend E.W. Clayborn - Your Enemies Cannot Harm You, But Watch Your Close Friends (Vocalion 1082)
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Long, Lonesome Blues (Paramount 12354)
Washboard Walter - She's A Long, Tall, Disconnected Mama (Paramount 12991)
Bessie Smith - Blue Spirit Blues (Columbia 14527)
Papa Charlie Jackson - Let's Get Along (Paramount 12358)
Mother McCollum - Jesus Is My Air-O-Plan (Vocalion 1616)


Supplementary CD tracks:
Blind Gussie Nesbitt - He's The Joy Of My Salvation (Decca 7113)
Blind Gussie Nesbitt - God Is Worried At Your Wicked Ways (Decca 7113)
Jim Thompkins - Bedside Blues (Brunswick 7200)
George Carter - Ghost Woman Blues (Paramount 12769)
George Carter - Weeping Willow (Paramount 12769)
Blind Percy And His Blind Band - Fourteenth Street Blues (Paramount 12584)
Blind Percy And His Blind Band - Coal River Blues (Paramount 12584)
Washboard Walter - Overall Cheater Blues (Paramount 12991)
Tenderfoot Edwards - When You Dream Of Muddy Water (Paramount 12952)
Tenderfoot Edwards Paramount - Up On The Hill Blues (Paramount 12952)
Blind Blake - Dissatisfied Blues (Paramount 13115)
Charley Patton - Magnolia Blues (Paramount 12943)



Blues Images Vol. 11 (2013)

Blues Images



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 
Other artist's Covers of Henry Thomas songs
#year
of
release
Artist: Record Title
- featured Henry Thomas song
label # / notes
11966The Grateful Dead

- Stealin' (Garcia)
- Don't Ease Me In (Garcia)   @ youtube




Scorpio 201
211/1968Canned Heat: Living the Blues

- Pony Blues (Charley Patton)
- My Mistake (Alan Wilson)
- Sandy's Blues (Bob Hite)

- Going Up The Country (Wilson)   @ youtube
- Walking By Myself (Jimmy Rogers)
- Boogie Music (L.T. Tatman III)
- One Kind Favor (Tatman)

- Parthenogenesis (Medley) (Canned Heat)


- Refried Boogie Part I (Canned Heat)

- Refried Boogie Part II (Canned Heat)


"The flute part in 'Going Up the Country' was inspired by 'Bull Doze Blues' recorded by Henry Thomas in the late 1920s. Thomas accompanied himself on guitar and quills, an early Afro-American instrument similar to panpipes. The melody that Thomas played on the quills was reproduced on the flute by multi-instrumentalist Jim Horn for the recording of 'Going Up the Country'." (wikipedia.org 05/27/2012)
DLP

Liberty LST-27200
= LBS 83210 X (Ger 1969)
31971Taj Mahal: The Real Thing
Live at Fillmore East

- Fishin' Blues   @ Spotify
- Ain't Gwine To Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')
- Sweet Mama Janisse

- Going Up To The Country And Paint My Mailbox Blue
- Big Kneed Gal
- You're Going To Need Somebody On Your Bond


- Tom And Sally Drake
- Diving Duck Blues
- John, Ain' It Hard
- She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride

- You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff

with Howard Johnson (double B flat, F), Bob Stewart (double C), Joseph Dailey (double B flat), and Earle McIntyre (E flat), tubas
DLP



CBS S 66288

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Samuel Charters: The Bluesmen.- New York (Oak Publications) 1967
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 222, 917-918
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Samuel Charters: The Bluesmen.- New York (Oak Publications) 1967, p. 194

thanks to Al Haug, Eric Simkin, Daniel Wheeler and John Heneghan for additional info / label scans

 

Henry Thomas advertisement; source: Samuel Charters: The Bluesmen.- New York (Oak Publications) 1967, p. 194; click to enlarge !
Henry Thomas advertisement
source: Samuel Charters: The Bluesmen
New York (Oak Publications) 1967, p. 194

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