Sylvester
Weaver  
b. July 25, 1896 in Louisville, Kentucky
d. April 4, 1960 in Louisville, Kentucky
discography
S Y L V E S T E R   W E A V E R   w i t h   S a r a   M a r t i n c. 1920s; source: Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, Winter 1995 newsletter ('Photo Courtesy of Kyana Blues Society Collection')
Sylvester Weaver with Sara Martin c. 1920s
 
source: Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop - Winter 1995 newsletter  
("Photo Courtesy of Kyana Blues Society Collection")  

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

Sylvester Weaver 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11923Sara Martin

- Roamin' Blues (71998-A) #
- I've Got To Go And Leave My Daddy Blues(71981-A) *

* rec. prob. October 24, 1923 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g
# rec. November 2, 1923 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g




OKeh 8104
21923Sylvester Weaver

- Guitar Blues (71996-B)
- Guitar Rag (71997-B)

rec. November 2, 1923 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, g solo




OKeh 8109
31923Sara Martin

- Good-Bye Blues (71999-B) #
- Longing For Daddy Blues (71980-A) *

* rec. prob. October 24, 1923 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g
# rec. November 2, 1923 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g




OKeh 8117
3a1924Virginia Liston

- Jail House Blues (72265-A, -B) #
- Shreveport Blues (72102-B)

# rec. January 10, 1924 in New York; Virginia Liston, voc; "Guitar accomp. by Sidney Bechet, g"; poss. Sylvester Weaver, g
* rec. September 24, 1923 in New York; Virginia Liston, voc; Clarence Williams, p


OKeh 8122

sound clips

41924Sara Martin

- Everybody's Got The Blues (8582-A)
- My Man Blues (8583-A)

rec. March 19, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, bj




OKeh 8136
51924Sara Martin

- Every Woman Needs A Man (8585-B) *
- Got To Leave My Home Blues (8595-B) #

* rec. March 19, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g
# rec. March 21, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8146
61924Sylvester Weaver

- Smoketown Strut (72585-A) *
- I'm Busy And You Can't Come In (72591-A) #

* rec. c. May 28, 1924 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, g solo
# rec. c. June 1, 1924 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, g solo




OKeh 8152
71924Sara Martin

- Pleading Blues (8584-B) *
- If I Don't Find My Brown I Won't Be Back At All (72586-A) #

* rec. March 19, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g
# rec. May 29, 1924 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8161
81924Sylvester Weaver

- Weaver's Blues (72582-A) *
- Mixing Them Up In C (72590-A) #

* rec. c. May 28, 1924 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, g solo
# rec. c. June 1, 1924 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, g solo


OKeh 8207
91925Sara Martin

- Can't Find Nobody To Do Like My Old Daddy Do (9023-A)
- Strange Lovin' Blues (9029-A) #

rec. c. mid-March, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g; Charles Washington, bj; # E.L. Coleman, violin


OKeh 8214
101925E.L. Coleman

- Steel String Blues (9027-A) *
- Blue Feelin' Blues (9028-A) #

* rec. April, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri; Instrumental Trio: E.L. Coleman, violin, Charles Washington, bj, Sylvester Weaver, g
# rec. April, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri; E.L. Coleman, violin solo, Clarence Williams, p


OKeh 8216
111924Sara Martin

- Poor Me Blues (8596-B) *
- Some Blues (No Name Blues) (72847-B) #

* rec. March 21, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g
# rec. September 24, 1924 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Lemuel Fowler, p


OKeh 8226
121925Sara Martin

- Daddy, Ease This Pain Of Mine (9025-A)
- I Can Always Tell When A Man Is Treatin' Me Cool Blues (9030-A) #

rec. c. mid-March, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g; Charles Washington, bj; # E.L. Coleman, violin


OKeh 8237
131925Sara Martin

- I'm Sorry Blues (9024-A) *
- Old Fashioned Sara Blues (72853-B) #

* rec. c. mid-March, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri; Sara Martin, voc; Sylvester Weaver, g; Charles Washington, bj; # E.L. Coleman, violin
# rec. September 29, 1924 in New York City; Sara Martin, voc; Clarence Williams, p




OKeh 8249
141927Sylvester Weaver

- True Love Blues (80720-B)
- Poor Boy Blues (80721-B)

rec. April 12, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g




OKeh 8460
  Sylvester Weaver

- Six-String Banjo Piece (80722-B) [on Earl BD-615 retitled "Weaver Stomp"]

rec. April 12, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, bj solo

test pressing

OKeh unissued

Library of Congress
LBC 14 (1978)

Earl BD-615

151927Sylvester Weaver

- Damfino Stump [sic] (80723-A ) *
- Guitar Rag (80727-A) #

* rec. April 12, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, bj solo
# rec. April 13, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, g solo

"Damfino" was the name of Buster Keaton's boat in his 1921 short "The Boat"


OKeh 8480
161927Sally Roberts

- Gonna Ramble Blues (80704-A)
- Teasing Brown Blues (80705-B)

rec. April 6, 1927 in New York City; Sara Martin, Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8485
171927Sally Roberts

- Useless Blues (81293-B)
- Black Hearse Blues (81294-B)

rec. August 30, 1927 in New York City; Sara Martin, Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8500
181927Sylvester Weaver

- Can't Be Trusted Blues (81401-B)
- Penitentiary Bound Blues (81402-B)

rec. August 31, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g




OKeh 8504
191927Sara Martin

- Loving Is What I Crave (81292-A)
- Orn'ry Blues (81295-B)

rec. August 30, 1927 in New York City; Sara Martin, Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8513
201927Sylvester Weaver

- Dad's Blues (81299-B)
- What Makes A Man Blue (81400-A)

rec. August 31, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g


OKeh 8522
  Weaver and Beasley

- [Off Center Blues] (81403-B)
- [Soft Steel Piston] (81404-A)

rec. August 31, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g duet


OKeh unissued

Library of Congress
LBC 14 (1978)

211927Helen Humes

- Everybody Does It Now (81871-A) *
- Alligator Blues (81880-B) #

* rec. November 26, 1927 in New York City; Helen Humes, voc; J.C. Johnson, p
# rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Helen Humes, voc; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g


OKeh 8529
221927WEAVER AND BEASLEY

- Bottle Neck Blues (81883-A)
- St. Louis Blues (81884-B)

rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g duet

OKeh 8530
231927Sylvester Weaver

- Devil Blues (81878-A) *
- Black Spider Blues (81901-A) #

* rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g, Walter Beasley, g
# rec. November 30, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g, [ Walter Beasley, g ?]

OKeh 8534
241927Walter Beasley

- Georgia Skin (81897-B)
- Toad Frog Blues (81899-B)

rec. November 30, 1927 in New York City; Walter Beasley, voc, g; Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8540
251927Sylvester Weaver

- Chittlin Rag Blues (81868-C) *
- Rock Pile Blues (81877-B) #

* rec. November 26, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g, Walter Beasley, g
# rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g


OKeh 8549
261927Walter Beasley

- Southern Man Blues (81898-B)
- Sore Feet Blues (81900-B)

rec. November 30, 1927 in New York City; Walter Beasley, voc, g; Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8564
  Weaver and Beasley

- [Me And My Tapeworm] (Hungry Blues) (81876-A)

rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g duet


OKeh unissued

Library of Congress
LBC-11 (1978)

Earl BD-615

271927Sylvester Weaver

- Railroad Porter Blues (81875-B)
- Polecat Blues (81879-B)

rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Sylvester Weaver, voc, g; Walter Beasley, g


OKeh 8608
281927Martin - Weaver - Withers

- I Am Happy In Jesus (80703-A)
- Where Shall I Be (80700-A)

rec. April 6, 1927 in New York City; Sara Martin, Sylvester Weaver, Hayes B. Withers, vocal trio; Sylvester Weaver, g


OKeh 8661
  Martin - Weaver - Withers

- I'm Going To Wait On The Lord (80701-B)
- There's Plenty Room 'Way In The Kingdom (80702-B)

rec. April 6, 1927 in New York City; Sara Martin, Sylvester Weaver, Hayes B. Withers, vocal trio; Sylvester Weaver, g

OKeh unissued
291927Helen Humes

- Garlic Blues (81873-B) *
- Nappy Headed Blues (81881-B) #

* rec. November 26, 1927 in New York City; Helen Humes, voc; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g
# rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Helen Humes, voc; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g


OKeh 8674
301927Helen Humes

- Cross-Eyed Blues (81872-A,-B) *
- Race Horse Blues (81882-B) #

* rec. November 26, 1927 in New York City; Helen Humes, voc; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g
# rec. November 27, 1927 in New York City; Helen Humes, voc; Sylvester Weaver, Walter Beasley, g


OKeh 8825

LP / CD compilations
311961Nothin' But The Blues

Snitcher Roberts (James 'Stump' Johnson)
- Heart Is Right Blues [actually Low Moanin' Blues]
Barbecue Bob (Robert Hicks)
- Motherless Child Blues
Bessie Smith
- Dyin' By The Hour
Clara Smith
- Empty House Blues

Helen Humes
- Cross-Eyed Blues
Jack Kelly
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan)
- T & N O Blues
Ruby Smith
- Back Water Blues

Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds
- Four O'Clock Blues
Dixie Stompers
- Jackass Blues
Troy Floyd and his Shadowland Orchestra
- Dreamland Blues No. 1
Clarence Williams Washboard Band
- Log Cabin Blues
- Red River Blues
Trombone Red and his Blue Six
- B Flat Blues
Sonny Greer and his Memphis Men (Duke Ellington and his Orchestra)
- Beggar's Blues
J.C. Higginbotham and his Six Hicks
- Higginbotham Blues
notes by
Benny Green, Alexis
Korner & Max Harrison


click to read notes !
Fontana 682.073 TL

= Fontana TFL-5123 (UK)

321968?Classic Guitar Blues

Peg Leg Howell
- Rock And Gravel Blues
- Low Down Rounder Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- True Love Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
- Frankie
- Spike Driver Blues
Bo Carter
- Pencil Blues
- Backache Blues

Bo Carter
- Boot It
- I've Got A Case Of Mashin' It
Carl Martin
- Farewell To You Baby
- You Can't Play My Cheap
- Badly Mistreated Man
- Good Morning, Judge
Curley Weaver
- Sometime Mama
- Two Faced Woman



Confidential CLP 002 (Fr)
331968The Georgia Blues 1927-1933

Fred McMullen
- Wait And Listen
Gitfiddle Jim
- Paddlin' Blues
George Carter
- Rising River Blues
- Hot Jelly Roll Blues
Gitfiddle Jim
- Rainy Night Blues
Peg Leg Howell
- Rolling Mill Blues
Willie Baker
- Weak-Minded Blues

Blind Blake
- Police Dog Blues
- That'll Never Happen No More
Bumble Bee Slim
- No Woman No Nickel
Charlie Lincoln
- Doodle Hole Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Unnamed Blues
Willie Baker
- Crooked Woman Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- Can't Be Trusted Blues
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls & Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L 1012

click to enlarge!
= CD 1012 YAZ (1992)

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= Vivid VSCD-1156 (Jp)

Yazoo discography

341968The East Coast States (1927-1940)
Georgia - Carolinas - Virginia

Peg Leg Howell
- Ball And Chain Blues
- Away From Home
Kokomo Arnold
- A Salty Dog
Lonnie Coleman
- Wild About My Loving

Sylvester Weaver & Walter Beasley
- St. Louis Blues
- Bottleneck Blues
Will Bennett
- Railroad Bill
Buddy Moss
- Gravy Server

Andrew & Jim Baxter
- Bamalong Blues
Lil McClintock
- Don't Think I'm Santa Claus
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight
Blind Boy Fuller
- Crooked Woman Blues
- Somebody's Been Talkin'
Luke Jordan
- My Gal's Done Quit Me
William Moore
- Ragtime Crazy



Roots RL 318

Roots discography

35196?The East Coast States Vol. 2 (1924-1938)
Georgia - Carolinas - Virginia

Sylvester Weaver
- I'm Busy And You Can't Come In
- Guitar Rag
Curley Weaver
- Oh Lawdy Mama
- Fried Pie Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Hillbilly Willie's Blues
Julius Daniels & Bubba Lee Torrence
- I'm Gonna Tell God How You Doin'
- My Mamma Was A Sailor
Willie Baker
- Bad Luck Moan

Joe Linthecome
- Pretty Mama Blues
Virgil Childers
- Travellin' Man
- Preacher And The Bear
Barbecue Bob
- Poor Boy A Long Way From Home
Andrew & Jim Baxter
- K. C. Railroad Blues
Luke Jordan
- Traveling Coon
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Cocaine Blues



Roots RL 326

Roots discography

361969Georgia Guitar 1927-38

Kokomo Arnold
- Going Down In Galilee (Swing Along With Me)
- Something's Hot
Barbecue Bob
- It Just Won't Hay
- It's Just Too Bad
Fred McMullen
- Poor Stranger Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- It's A Good Little Thing
Buddy Moss
- Cold Country Blues
- My Baby Don't Pay Me No Mind
- Stop Hanging Around
Tampa Red
- Sugar Mama Blues no. 2
- Black Angel Blues
Curley Weaver
- No No Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- Penitentiary Bound Blues
- Devil Blues
- Black Spider Blues

"Kokomo Records produced by Ted Griffiths & Trev Huyton"


Kokomo K-1004

Kokomo discography

371969Let's Go Riding
Guitar Rags! Blues! Hokum! All The Good-Time Music From The Good Old Days!
14 rare numbers for easy listening: 1924-1936

Mr. Freddie
- Let's Go Riding
Willie Walker
- South Carolina Rag
Will Bennett
- Railroad Bill
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Gonna Tip Out Tonight
Bill Moore
- Ragtime Crazy
Walter Hawkins
- A Rag Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- I'm Busy and You Can't Come In

Hambone Willie Newbern
- Way Down In Arkansas
Ellis Williams
- Buttermilk Blues
Bo Carter
- Sue Cow
Carl Martin
- Morning, Judge
Peg Leg Howell and His Gang
- Peg Leg Stomp
Blind Blake
- Southern Rag
Gitfiddle Jim
- Paddlin Madeline Blues

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Origin Jazz Library OJL 18

OJL discography

37a1971?Bottleneck Blues Guitar Classics 1926-37

King Solomon Hill
- Whoopie Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Atlanta Moan
Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Fence Breakin' Blues
Robert Johnson
- Milkcow's Calf Blues Take 2
Black Ace
- Black Ace
Ruth Willis
- Man Of My Own
Jim & Bob
- St. Louis Blues
Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown

Weaver & Beasley
- Bottleneck Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- So Lonesome
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
- My Wash Woman's Gone

Oscar Woods
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
Bukka White
- The Panama Limited
Irene Scruggs
- My Back To The Wall
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Yazoo L-1026

click to enlarge !
Yazoo CD 1026 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

381974Rough Alley Blues
Blues from Georgia 1924-1931

Mary Willis & B. W. McTell
- Rough Alley Blues
Ed Andrews
- Time Ain't Gonna Make Me Stay

Sylvester Weaver
- Chittlin Rag Blues
Bert Bilbro
- C. & N. W. Blues
Irene Scruggs
- Itching Heel Blues
Wash Board Walter (Taylor) & John Byrd
- Disconnected Mama
Andrew & Jim Baxter
- Forty Drops

Walter Beasley
- Toad Frog Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- Rock Pile Blues
Sloppy Henry
- Canned Heat Blues
Barbecue Bob
- California Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohana Blues
Mary Willis & B. W. McTell
- Low Down Blues
Ed Andrews
- Barrelhouse Blues

Walter Beasley
- Georgia Skin
Leola B. Wilson
- Ashley St. Blues

prod. by Yngve Nordström

notes by Bengt Olsson





Magnolia MLP 502 (Sw)

Magnolia discography

391976Folk Music In America Vol. 11
Songs Of Humor And Hilarity


Maddox Bros. And Rose
- I'll Make Sweet Love To You
Ted Johnson And His Scandinavian Orchestra
- Nikolina
The Ozarkers
- The Arkansas Hotel

Sylvester Weaver
- Me And My Tapeworm #
Smith, Fairley, Thomas and Smith
- Old Cold 'Tater
Atilla and The Lion
- Mamaguille
W. A. Lindsey And Alvin Conder
- I Surely Am Living A Ragtime Life
Claude Boone
- Down Where The Watermelons Grow
"Beans" Hambone-El Morrow
- "Beans"

Amos Easton (Bumble Bee Slim)
- Everybody's Fishin'
The Clovers
- Derbytown
Bruno Rudzinski
- Przyszedl Chlop Do Karczmy
Gail Gardner
- The Moonshine Steer
New Arkansas Travelers
- Handy Man
Harilaos
- To Sapounakj
Mrs. Juze Dereskeviciene
- Fordukas
Jimmie Strothers
- Tennessee Dog
Fiddlin' John Carson
- Ain't No Bugs On Me

# from Dick Spottswood's notes: "This gourmand's confession is one of several intriguing and previously undocumented recordings which have emerged from the CBS archives. No information in their extensive files revealed its existence; a sample pressing was made to determine what the music was. Though we are certain about the performers' identities, the title of the song is taken from song's words."

notes by Dick Spottswood

Library of Congress
LBC-11
401976Folk Music In America Vol. 14
Solo And Display Music


- Soft Steel Piston - Weaver and Beasley
- St. Louis Blues - Sam Bowles
- 6/88 Glide, and Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers - Lonnie Johnson
- The Fox Chase - Uncle Dave Macon
- Polka Ciacia Lala - Joe Davidenko
- Mandolin Twist - Buzz Busby

- Six-String Banjo Piece - Sylvester Weaver
- Ragtime Medley - Vess L. Ossman

- Hallay - Reuben Sarkisian
- Drunken Hiccoughs - Tommy Jarrell
- Medley - Harmonica Duet
- Two Step de Eunice - Amede Ardoin
- Pork and Beans - James P. Johnson
- Piano Solo - Montana Taylor
- Mainer's Jew's Harp - J. E. Mainer
- Quill Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
notes by Dick Spottswood

Library of Congress
LBC-14
411983Sylvester Weaver: Smoketown Strut

- Guitar Blues
- Guitar Rag
- Every Woman Needs A Man (Sara Martin)
- Got To Leave My Home Blues (Sara Martin)
- Smoketown Strut
- Steel String Blues
- I Am Happy In Jesus (Sara Martin)
- Damfino Stump

- Dad's Blues
- What Makes A Man Blues
- Railroad Porter Blues
- Polecat Blues
- Nappy Headed Blues (Helen Humes)
- Race Horse Blues (Helen Humes)
- Southern Man Blues (Walter Beasley)
- Sore Feet Blues (Walter Beasley)
notes by Guido van Rijn
and Hans Vergeer

Agram 2010
421983Sylvester Weaver (1924-1927)

- I'm Busy And You Can't Come In
- Chittlin Rag Blues
- True Love Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
- Weaver Stomp [80722 'Six-String Banjo Piece']
- Guitar Rag [80727]
- Can't Be Trusted Blues
- Penitentiary Bound Blues
- Soft Steel Piston

- Where Shall I Be? (Martin-Weaver-Withers)
- Me And My Tapeworm (Hungry Blues)
- Rock Pile Blues
- Devil Blues
- Bottleneck Blues
- St. Louis Blues
- Georgia Skin Blues (Walter Beasley, voc)
- Toad Frog Blues (Walter Beasley, voc)
- Black Spider Blues

Earl Archives BD-615
42a1984Trouble Done Bore Me Down

Barbecue Bob
- Good Time Rounder
- Trouble Done Bore Me Down
Charley Jordan
- Doin' Wrong Blues
Walter Vinson
- That's It
- Same Thing The Cats Fight About
- Times Is Tight Like That
Jim Jackson
- Policy Blues
Lucille Bogan
- House Top Blues
- Superstitious Blues

Washington Phillips
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- Paul And Silas In Jail
James Stump Johnson
- Baby B. Blues
- Worried Man Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Springtime Blues
- Mix That Thing
Texas Alexander
- Thirty Day Blues

Sylvester Weaver
- Gonna Ramble Blues
- Teasing Brown Blues
notes by Guido van Rijn
and Hans Vergeer

Agram 2011
43a1986Sidney Bechet & The Blues Singers 1923-5 Vol. 2

Margaret Johnson
Clarence Williams Blue Five
Eva Taylor
Lawrence Lomax
Virginia Liston
- Jail House Blues
Maureen Englin
Clarence Williams' Harmonizers
Sippie Wallace
Clarence Williams' Trio
notes by Johnson McRee Jr.



Fat Cats Jazz FCJ 014
43b1987Georgia Blues 1924-1935
The Complete Recordings in Chronological Order of Ed Andrews, Emery Glen, George Carter, Blind Gussie Nesbit, plus alternative takes by Babecue Bob and Blind Willie McTell, and the Remaining Titles of Sylvester Weaver

Ed Andrews
- Barrel House Blues
- Time Ain't Gonna Make Me Blue

Sylvester Weaver
- Weaver's Blues
- Mixing The Up In C
Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues
Emery Glen
- Back Door Blues
- Two Ways To Texas
- Fifth Street Blues
- Blue Blazes Blues

George Carter
- Rising River Blues
- Hot Jelly Roll Blues
- Weeping Willow Blues
- Ghost Woman Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Chocolate To The Bone
Blind Gussie Nesbit
- Pure Religion
- Canaan Land
- Motherless Children
- I'll Just Stand And Wring My Hands And Cry



HK 4005

HK discography

43c1987Helen Humes: New Million Dollar Secret

- Garlic Blues
- Blue Prelude
- I Don't Know His Name
- Did You Ever Love A Man
- Drive Me Daddy
- He May Be Your Man
- See,See Rider
- Hard Driving Mama
- I Cried For You
- New Million Dollar Secret
- I Ain't In The Mood
- Unlucky Woman
- Living My Life My Way
- Mean Way Of Lovin'
- Wheel Of Fortune
- All I Ask Is Your Love
- Woojamacooja



Whiskey, Woman, and ...
KM 707 (Sweden)
441988Sylvester Weaver: The Accompanist (1923-1927)

Sara Martin
- Longing For Daddy Blues
- I've Got To Go And Leave My Daddy Behind
- Roamin' Blues
- Good-Bye Blues
- Can't Find Nobody To Do Like My Old Daddy Do
- I'm Sorry Blues
- Daddy Ease This Pain Of Mine
- Strange Lovin' Blues
- I Can Always Tell When A Man Is Treatin' Me Cool

- Gonna Ramble Blues
- Teasing Brown Blues
- Loving Is What I Crave
- Useless Blues
- Black Hearse Blues
- Orn'ry Blues
Helen Humes
- Cross-Eyed Blues
- Garlic Blues
- Alligator Blues



RST Blues Documents
BD-2026
451990The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives & Steel Vol. 1

- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- untitled - Barbecue Bob
- God Don't Never Change - Blind Willie Johnson
- Dark Was The Night (Cold Was the Ground) - Blind Willie Johnson

- St. Louis Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Experience Blues - Blind Willie McTell, Ruth Mary Willis
- Guitar Rag - Sylvester Weaver
- You Can't Get That Stuff No More - Tampa Red
- High Sheriff Blues - Charley Patton
- Homesick And Lonesome Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- Packin' Trunk Blues - Leadbelly
- I Believe I'll Make A Change - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Muscat Hill Blues - Buddy Woods
- Traveling Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Special Streamline - Bukka White
- Swing Low, Chariot - Sister O.M. Terrell
- Pearline - Son House
notes by
Richard Spottswood

CBS LP
= CBS 268.064 (Br)

CBS CD 46725-2
= CBS CD CK46218

461991The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives & Steel Vol. 2

- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Slow Mama Slow - Sam Collins
- Decatur Street 81 - The Georgia Browns
- Where The Sweet Old Oranges Grow - Sam Montgomery
- Low In Mind Blues - Sam Montgomery
- Midnight Weeping Blues - Nellie Florence
- Dead Cats On The Line - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way - Tampa Red
- Caught Us Doing It - The Hokum Boys

- Cross-Eyed Blues - Helen Humes
- Alligator Blues - Helen Humes
- Jealous Hearted Man - Buddy Moss
- Hard Times Blues - Buddy Moss
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way No. 2 - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- No Matter How She Done It - Tampa Red & Georgia Tom

- Toad Frog Blues - Walter Beasley
- Hard Road Blues - Buddy Moss
- Big Fat Mama - Papa Too Sweet
- Western Bound Blues - Tampa Red
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 1 - Tampa Red

CBS CD CK52725
471991Female Blues Singers Vol. H / I / J

Mattie Hite
- Graveyard Dream Blues
- Mason-Dixon Blues
- An Awful Moanin' Blues
- If You Don't, I Know Who Will
- Black Man Be On Your Way
- Do Right Blues
- St. Joe's Infirmary
- Texas Twist
Minnie Hicks
- Monkey Man Blues
- Sweet Rider

Rosa Holley
- Dark And Cloudy Blues
- Lookin' For The Blues

Helen Humes
- If Papa Has Outside Lovin
- Do What You Did Last Night

- Everybody Does It Now
Bertha Idaho
- Graveyard Love
- You've Got The Right Eye, But You're Peeping At The Wrong Keyhole
- Down On Pennsylvania Avenue
- Move It On Out Of Here
Zaidee Jackson
- I'm Mad Because I Turned My Baby Down
- Something's Gonna Happen To You



Selmerphone SHN-4025
481992Sylvester Weaver Vol. 1 1923 - 1927

- Guitar Blues
- Guitar Rag (71997)
- Weaver`s Blues
- Smoketown Strut
- Mixing Them Up In C
- I`m Busy And You Can`t Come In
- Steel String Blues (E. L. Coleman -Instrumental Trio)
- Where Shall I Be? (Martin-Weaver-Withers)
- I Am Happy In Jesus (Martin-Weaver-Withers)
- Gonna Ramble Blues (Sara Martin, Vocal)
- Teasing Brown Blues (Sara Martin, Vocal)
- True Love Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
- Six-string Banjo Piece
- Damfino Stump
- Guitar Rag (80727)
- Loving Is What I Crave (Sara Martin, Vocal)
- Useless Blues (Sara Martin, Vocal)
- Black Hearse Blues (Sara Martin, Vocal)
- Orn`ry Blues (Sara Martin, Vocal)
- Dad`s Blues
- What Makes A Man Blue?
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5112
491992Sylvester Weaver Vol. 2 1927

- Can`t Be Trusted Blues
- Penitentiary Bound Blues
- Soft Steel Piston (Weaver & Beasley)
- Chittlin Rag Blues (Weaver & Beasley)
- Cross-Eyed Blues (Helen Humes, vocal)
- Garlic Blues (Helen Humes, vocal)
- Railroad Porter Blues
- Me And My Tapeworm
- Rock Pile Blues
- Devil Blues
- Polecat Blues
- Alligator Blues (Helen Humes, vocal)
- Nappy Headed Blues (Helen Humes, vocal)
- Race Horse Blues (Helen Humes, vocal)
- Bottleneck Blues (Weaver & Beasley)
- St. Louis Blues (Weaver & Beasley)
- Georgia Skin (Walter Beasley, vocal)
- Southern Man blues (Walter Beasley, vocal)
- Toad Frog Blues (Walter Beasley, vocal)
- Sore Feet Blues (Walter Beasley, vocal)
- Black Spider Blues
notes by Keith Briggs

Document DOCD 5113
501995Sara Martin: Complete Works Vol. 2 1923-1924

- Ye Shall Reap Just What You Sow
- New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
- Uncle Sam Blues
- Sweet Man Was The Cause Of It All
- Sympathizing Blues
- Mistreated Mama Blues
- Runnin' 'Round With The Blues
- Blind Man Blues
- Atlanta Blues
- My Good Man's Blues (Mahalia's Blues)
- Jelly's Blues
- Troubled Blues
- I'm Satisfied
- Blue Gum Blues
- Slow Down Sweet Papa Mama's Catching Up With You
- Graveyard Dream Blues
- A Green Gal Can't Catch On (Blues)
- Longing For Daddy Blues

- I've Got To Go And Leave My Daddy Behind
- Roamin' Blues
- Good-Bye Blues
- Everybody's Got The Blues
- My Man Blues
notes by Pen Bogert

Document DOCD 5396
511995Sara Martin: Complete Works Vol. 3 1924-1925

- Pleading Blues
- Every Woman Needs A Man
- Got To Leave My Home Blues
- Poor Me Blues
- If I Don't Find My Brown I Won't Be Back At All (Take A)
- Too Late Now To Get Your Baby Back
- He's Never Gonna Throw Me Down
- What Kinda Man Is You
- Some Blues (No Name Blues)
- Old Fashioned Sara Blues
- Sobbin' Hearted Blues
- I'd Rather Be Blue Than Green
- Cage Of Apes
- Things Done Got Too Thick
- Eagle Rock Me, Papa

- Can't Find Nobody To Do Like My Old Daddy Do
- I'm Sorry Blues
- Daddy, Ease This Paine Of Mine
- Strange Lovin' Blues
- I Can Always Tell When A Man Is Treatin' Me Cool
- Down At The Razor Ball
- Mournful Blues
- Georgia Stockade Blues
- I'm Gonna Hoodoo You
notes by Pen Bogert

Document DOCD 5397
51a1996Virginia Liston Vol. 1: 1923-1924

- Bed Time Blues
- You Thought I Was Blind But Now I See
- You Don't Know My Mind Blues
- Sally Long Blues
- Don't Agitate Me Blues
- Happy Shout
- House Rent Stomp
- Shreveport Blues
- You Can Have It (I Don't Want It) (Sam Gray)
- Just Take One Long Last Lingering Look (Sam Gray)
- I Don't Love Nobody
- 'Tain't A Doggone Thing But The Blues

- Jail House Blues
- Mississippi Blues
- I Never Knew What The Blues Were (Until You Went Away)
- San Francisco Blues
- Pineland Blues
- Weeping Willow Blues
- Early In The Morning
- You've Got the Right Key, But The Wrong Keyhole
- Give It To Me Good
- Bill Draw
- Monkey Jungle Blues
notes by Steve Tracy

Document DOCD 5446
51b1996Before 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
521998Slide Guitar - The Streamline Special

- Country Blues - Taj Mahal
- Packin' Trunk Blues - Leadbellly
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Don't Sell It - Buddy Woods, Kitty Gray
- Two Timin' Woman - Casey Bill Weldon
- Homesick & Lonesome Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- Special Streamline - Bukka White

- Bottleneck Blues - Sylvester Weaver
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- High Sheriff Blues - Charley Patton
- Diddle-Da-Diddle - Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Decatur St. 81 - The Georgia Browns
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- No Matter How She Done It - Tampa Red, Georgia Tom
- Hard Times - Curley Weaver, Buddy Moss
- You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond - Blind Willie Johnson
- Preachin' Blues - Son House
- I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters
- Come On In My Kitchen - Jo-Ann Kelly
- I Can Stand To See You Die - Shuggie Otis
- I Feel So Bad - Michael Bloomfield And Friends
- Am I Wrong - Keb' Mo'

Columbia CK 65518
52a1999Broke, Black And Blue
An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities

disc 1
Up Country Blues
- Barrel House Blues - Ed Andrews
- Georgia Stockade Blues - Tom Delaney
- Sun Brimmers Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Goin' To Leave You Blues - Big Boy Cleveland
- Dry Bone Shuffle - Blind Blake
- Up Country Blues - DeFord Bailey
- Dead Drunk Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Original Stack O'Lee Blues - Long 'Cleve' Reed
- Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name - Barbecue Bob
- Bo Lita - Kid Brown
- Everybody Help The Boys Come Home - William & Versey Smith
- Church Bells Blues - Luke Jordan
- Two Ways To Texas - Emery Glen
- It Won't Be Long Now - Barbecue Bob & Laughing Charley

- Bottleneck Blues - Weaver & Beasley
- Rock Island Blues - Lewis Black
- Midnight Blues - Bill Moore
- Fare Thee Blues - Johnnie Head
- My Monday Woman Blues - Jim Jackson
- What's The Matter Blues - Frank Stokes
- School Girl Blues - Rosie Mae Moore
- Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Left Alone Blues - Ishman Bracey
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- TC Johnson Blues - T. C. Johnson


disc 2
Broke & Hungry Blues
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacey
- No More Women Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- How Long, How Long Blues - Willie Jackson
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Chicken Wilson Blues - Chicken Wilson
- Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Broke And Hungry Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Funny Feathers - Victoria Spivey
- Pitchin' Boogie - William Ezell
- Mr- Devil Blues - Jed Davenport
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Weary Heart Blues - James Wiggins
- Poor Man Blues - Henry Townsend
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- Trinity River Blues - T-Bone Walker
- Heavy Suitcase Blues - Charley Taylor
- Traveling Mama Blues - Joe Calicott
- Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues - Garfield Akers
- Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins
- Walking Blues - Son House
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Long Ways from Home - Louise Johnson
- Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
- Good Boy Blues - Arthur Petties
- No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery


disc 3
Good Whiskey Blues
- Married Man Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- 22-20 Blues - Skip James
- Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Fat Mama Blues - Jabo Williams
- Never Mind Blues - Georgia Boyd
- Twelves (Dirty Dozens) - Kokomo Arnold
- Little Leg Woman - Big Joe Williams
- That's What My Baby Likes - Bessie Jackson
- Good Whiskey Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Strut That Thing - Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Teasin' Brown Blues - Louie Lasky
- Cold Blooded Murder, No.2 - Bumble Bee Slim
- Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ashes In My Whiskey - Walter Davis
- It's Cold in China Blues - The Mississippi Moaner
- Jockey Blues - Jazz Gillum
- Prisoner Blues - George Clarke
- Back Door Blues - Casey Bill Weldon
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Hard Scufflin' Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Jersey Belle Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me - Tommy McClennan


disc 4
Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame
- East St.Louis Blues - Faber Smith, Jimmy Yancey
- Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - Bukka White
- Can't You Read - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Life Is Like That - Memphis Slim
- Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forrest City Joe
- Horse Shoe Boogie - Lee Brown
- Ruby Moore Blues - Lee Brown
- Low Land Blues - Lee Brown
- Round The World Blues - Lee Brown
- Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon
- Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon
- Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon
- I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon
- Chain Gang Blues - Johnny Temple
- Yum, Yum, Yum - Johnny Temple
- My Baby's Acting Funny - Jimmie Gordon
- It's Time To Go - Jimmie Gordon
- That Woman's A Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon
- Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon
- I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - Johnny Temple
- Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill - Johnny Temple
- Dixie Flyer - Johnny Temple
- Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out - Johnny Temple
- Rhythm Mama - Johnny Temple
- New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown


4 CD set,   40 page
booklet by Joop Visser





Proper CDBOX 7 (UK 1999)
532000The Great Race Record Labels Vol. 3: OKeh

- I Am Calling Blues - Texas Alexander
- Sorry Feeling Blues - Bo Carter
- Gamblin' Man Blues - Jack Dupree
- Life Saver Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Kentucky Blues - Little Hat Jones
- You Gonna Need Me - Charlie McCoy
- Born For Bad Luck - Brownie McGhee
- She's A Bad Girl - Mississippi Sheiks
- Struggle Buggie - Buddy Moss
- Shelby County Workhouse Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith
- Way Back Down Home - Freddie Spruell
- Caldonia Blues - Sippie Wallace

- Chitlin' Rag Blues - Sylvester Weaver
- Roaming Gambler - Doc Clayton
- The Jive Blues - Memphis Slim
- Sweet Man Blues - Frank Edwards
- Money Green - Alfried Fields
- Lost Lover Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- Married Woman Blues - Tony Hollins
- Worry Blues - Tom Dickson
- Insane Crazy Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Me & My Chauffeur Blues - Memphis Minnie

Catfish KATCD167
542000Sliding On The Frets
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon

Kanui & Lula
- My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua
Bezos' Hawaiian Orchestra
- Pame Sti Honoloulou
Oscar Woods
- Don't Sell It - Don't Give It Away
Rodney Rogers' Red Peppers
- Milenberg Joys
Jimmie Tarlton
- My Little Blue Heaven
Emery Cournard
- Why My Craf Vex With Me
Eddy's Hawaiian Serenaders
- Down In Waikiki
H.M. Barnes & His Blue Ridge Serenaders
- Honolulu Stomp
Tau Moe's Hawaiian Jazzites
- U Like, Noa Like
Honolulu Players
- Mindinao March
King Oliver & His Orchestra
- Everybody Does It In Hawaii
Truett And George
- Ghost Dance
Nelstone's Hawaiians
- You'll Never Find A Daddy Like Me
Les Loups
- La Portena Es Una Papa
Casey Bill
- Has My Gal Been Here
Jimmy Yates' Boll Weevils
- Smiles
Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio
- Clowin' The Frets
Gino Bordin Hawaiian Orchestra
- Carresses Venitiennes

Sylvester Weaver
- Guitar Rag
Patt Patterson & His Champion Pep Riders
- The Cat's Whiskers
Hawaiian Songbirds
- Happy Hawaiian Blues
Lawson's Hawaiians
- Drifting And Dreaming
Andy Sannella
- Sliding On The Frets

Yazoo CD 2056
54a2001Prison Blues

- Chain Gang Blues - Kokomo Arnold
- Big Rock Jail - Ed Bell
- He's In The Jailhouse Now - Jim Jackson
- Prison Blues - Alice Moore, Ike Rodgers
- Jailhouse Fire Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Christmas In Jail, Ain't That a Pain - Leroy Carr

- Penitentiary Bound Blues - Sylvester Weaver
- Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Midnight Special - Leadbelly
- County Jail Special - Champion Jack Dupree
- The County Farm Blues - Mae Glover, James Parker
- New Prison Blues - Howell, Peg Leg
- Dekalb Chain Gang - Fred McMullen
- The County Farm Blues - Bo Carter
- Alabama Prison Blues - Jesse Wadley
- County Jail - Big Maceo, Tampa Red
- Crime Don't Pay - Merline Johnson
- County Jail Blues - "Funny Paper" Smith
- Big House Bound - Blind Boy Fuller
- Ninety-Nine Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Doin' A Stretch - Blind Blake, Alex Robinson
- Parchman Farm Blues - Bukka White, Washboard Sam
- Prisoner Bound - Frank Busby, Honey Hill

Catfish KATCD 179
552002Sylvester Weaver: Guitar Blues

- Guitar Blues
- Guitar Rag
- Roamin' Blues
- Smoketown Strut
- I'm Busy And You Can't Come In
- Poor Boy Blues
- Damfino Stump
- Useless Blues
- What Makes A Man Blue
- Can't Be Trusted Blues
- Penitentiary Bound Blues
- Cross-Eyed Blues
- Garlic Blues
- Me And My Tapeworm
- Rock Pile Blues
- Polecat Blues
- Nappy Headed Blues
- Race Horse Blues
- Bottleneck Blues
- St. Louis Blues
- Georgian Skin
- Southern Man Blues
- Toad Frog Blues
- Sore Feet Blues
- Black Spider Blues

P-Vine CD 5774 (Jp)


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

I herewith confess
that I do not have the ambition to list each and every CD anthology / compilation
containing only one (or two ;-) Sylvester Weaver track(s) !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 65, 164, 346-347, 497-502, 815-816
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Cover of Document DOCD 5112

thanks to Alan Balfour and Izumi Kinoshita for label scans

 

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