R O B E R T   W I L K I N S; source: Cover of Piedmont 13162; photographer: G.L. Moore
source: Cover of Piedmont 13162; photographer: G.L. Moore

Rev. Robert
Tim(othy) Wilkins
b. January 16, 1895 in Hernando (or maybe Nesbit), MS
d. May 26, 1987 at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee

buried at Memphis National Cemetery
discography
1929 [?] Brunswick ad; source: Blues Images Vol. 7 (2010)
1929 [?] Brunswick ad; source: Blues Images Vol. 7 (2010)
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

Robert Wilkins 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
   

- I Told My Rider - Part 1 (45494-2)
- I Told My Rider - Part 2 (45495-2)

rec. September 7, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g
Victor unissued
11/1929Robert Wilkins

- Rolling Stone–Part 1 (45496-1)   @ youtube
- Rolling Stone–Part 2 (45497-2)   @ youtube

rec. September 7, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g
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Victor 21741
21929Robert Wilkins

- That's No Way To Get Along (M-189-)   @ youtube
- Falling Down Blues (M-192-)   @ youtube

rec. c. September 23, 1929 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g
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Brunswick 7125
31930Robert Wilkins

- Police Sergeant Blues (MEM-741-A)   @ youtube
- Nashville Stonewall Blues (MEM-740-A)   @ youtube

rec. c. February 1930 in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g
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Brunswick 7168
41930Robert Wilkins

- I'll Go With Her Blues (MEM-743)   @ youtube
- Get Away Blues (MEM-742-B)   @ youtube

rec. c. February 1930 in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g
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Brunswick 7158
51930Robert Wilkins

- Long Train Blues (M-191-)   @ youtube
- Alabama Blues (M-190-)   @ youtube

rec. c. September 23, 1929 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g
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Brunswick 7205
62/1933Robert Wilkins

- Jail House Blues (45499-2)   @ youtube
- I Do Blues (47000-2)   @ youtube

rec. September 7, 1928 in Memphis, TN; Robert Wilkins, voc; acc. own g

Victor 23379
6a1936MINNIE WALLACE and her NIGHT HAWKS

- Field Mouse Stomp (Jax-114-1)   @ youtube
- The Cockeyed World (Jax-113-2)   @ youtube

rec. October 12, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Minnie Wallace, voc and Her Nighthawks: Will Shade, hca; unknown, p; Robert Wilkins, g; 'Kid Spoons', spoons
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Vocalion 03106
6b1936MINNIE WALLACE and her NIGHT HAWKS

- Let's All Do That Thing (Jax-115-2) #
- Pick 'Em Up And Put 'Em Down (Jax-148-1) *

# rec. October 12, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Minnie Wallace, voc and Her Nighthawks: Will Shade, hca; unknown, p; Robert Wilkins, g; 'KidSpoons', spoons
* rec. October 14, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Minnie Wallace, voc and Her Nighthawks: Will Shade, hca; unknow, p; Robert Wilkins, g; 'Kid Spoons', spoons
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Vocalion 03154
   

- Cincinnati Blues (Jax-116-2) #
- Love Is A Powerful Thing (Jax-119-2) #
- Mr. Posthole Digger (Jax-120-2)

rec. October 12, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Minnie Wallace, voc and Her Nighthawks: # Will Shade, hca; unknown, p; Robert Wilkins, g; # 'Kid Spoons', spoons
Vocalion unissued
   

- Farmer's Blues (Jax-147- )
- You Can't Hide Love (Jax-149- )
- Go On Old Papa And Keep You Black Face Clean (Jax-150- )
- Farish Street Stomp (Jax-151- )
- Jackson Stomp (Jax-152- )

rec. October 14, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Minnie Wallace, voc and Her Nighthawks: Will Shade, hca; unknown, p; Robert Wilkins, g; 'Kid Spoons', spoons
Vocalion unissued
71936Tim Wilkins

- Black Rat Blues (Jax-105-1) #   @ youtube
- Losin' Out Blues (Jax-118-2)   @ youtube

rec. October 10/12, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Tim Wilkins, voc; acc. own g; # Son Joe, g; 'Kid Spoons', spoons

Vocalion 03176
81936Tim Wilkins

- New Stock Yard Blues (Jax-107- )   @ youtube
- Dirty Deal Blues (Jax-104- )   @ youtube

rec. October 10/12, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Tim Wilkins, voc; acc. own g; Son Joe, g; 'Kid Spoons', spoons
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Vocalion 03223
   

- Old Jim Canan's (Jax-117- )   @ youtube

rec. October 10/12, 1935 in Jackson, MS; Tim Wilkins, voc; acc. own g; 'Kid Spoons', spoons
Vocalion unissued

(test pressing existing)


LP / CD compilations
91963The Mississippi Blues, 1927-1940

Bukka White
- The Panama Limited
- Special Streamline
Willie Brown
- Future Blues
- M & O Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues

Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]

Mississippi John Hurt
- Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied
- Louis Collins
William Harris
- Bullfrog Blues
- Hot Time Blues
Skip James
- If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
Son House
- Preachin the Blues, Part 1
- Preachin the Blues, Part 2


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OJL-5

OJL discography

101964Rev. Robert Wilkins: Memphis Gospel Singer   @ youtube
The Original 1964 Recordings

- Jesus Will Fix It Allright
- Thank You, Jesus
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- Do Lord Remember Me
- Here Am I, Send Me

- The Prodigal Son
- Jesus Said If You Go
- I'm Going Home To My Heavenly King

rec. February 13 & 16, 1964 at Wynwood Recording Studio in Washington, D.C. by Peter V. Kuykendall; prod. by Music Research, Inc.
Piedmont PLP 13162 cover photo of Robert Wilkins by Seth Beckerman (1st issue) resp. G.L. Moore (2nd issue), liner photo by Pete Grant
OJL 8052 cover photos of Robert Wilkins by Ray Flerlage
notes by Dick Spottswood
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Piedmont PLP 13162

notes by Dick Spottswood
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= Piedmont PLP 13162

6-page booklet "Father
To 'The Prodigal Son'"
by Mark Humphrey
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= Origin Jazz Library
OJL 8052 (1984)
"The Prodigal Son"

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= Origin Jazz Library
OJL 8052 (19??)
"The Legendary Piedmont
Recordings"

OJL discography

Bear Family BCD16629

111965Blues at Newport 1964 - Part 2

Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Bye And Bye I Will See Jesus
- Talking Casey
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Sick Bed Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues


Rev. Robert Wilkins
- The Prodigal Son   @ youtube
Elizabeth Cotten
- Freight Train
- Oh Baby It Ain't No Lie
Willie Doss
- Coal Black Mare
- I Had A Woman
- Hobo Blues


rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, RI

Newport Folk Festival discography

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Vanguard VRS 9181 (mono)
= VSD 79181 (stereo)

2 CD set
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King/Vanguard KICP 2118/9
(Jp 1991)
The Blues at Newport
1964 part 1 and 2

121965Traditional Music at Newport 1964 - Part 2

Clayton McMichen with Frank Wakefield
- Old Joe Clark
- Bile Them Cabbage Down
Phipps Family
- Anchored His Love
- God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign
Robert Pete Williams
- Bull Dog Blues
Seamus Ennis
- Did The Rum-Do-Daddy
- Piper On The Hearth
- What'll Ye Do
- Father's Maid
Prank Proffitt
- My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
- Poor Man
Georgia Sea Island Singers
- Down In The Mire

Mississippi John Hurt
- Coffee Blues
Glenn Ohrlin
- Montana Is My Home
- The Chickens They Grow Tall
Jean Ritchie
- 'Tis The Gift To Be Simple
- Goin' To Boston
Almeda Riddle
- The Hangman
Phoeba and Roscoe Parsons
- Sourwood Mountain
- Shortening Bread

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down   @ youtube
- Thank You Jesus (with the Georgia Sea Island Singers)   @ youtube

rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, RI

Newport Folk Festival discography

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Vanguard VRS 9183 (mono)
= VSD 79183 (stereo)
131965Country Blues Classics Vol. 1

Willie Baker
- No No Blues
Fred McMullen
- De Kalb Chain Gang
Curley Weaver
- Ticket Agent
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Brown Skin Girls
Black Ivory King
- Flying Crow
John Lee
- Blind's Blues
Munroe Moe Jackson
- Go Away From My Door
Elmo James
- Dust My Broom

Joe McCoy
- Evil Devil Woman
Jim Jackson
- I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop
Jesse James
- Southern Casey Jones
Black Ivory King
- Southern Casey Jones

Tim Wilkins
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
Tommie Bradley & Cole
- Window Pane Blues
Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- T'aint Nobody's Business
Tony Hollins
- Stamp Blues





Blues Classics BC 5


Blues Classics discography

141965The Mississippi Blues No. 2: The Delta 1929-32
16 Previously Unreissued Sides In The Mississippi Delta Style By A Cadre Of Prophetic Bluesmen Who Voiced The Full, Raw Language Of This Area's Rich Musical Argot!

Son House
- Dry Spell Blues
Louise Johnson
- All Night Long Blues
- Long Ways From Home
Charlie Patton
- Rattlesnake Blues
- Screamin And Hollerin The Blues
Jaydee Short
- Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake
- Telephone Arguin' Blues

Blind Willie Reynolds
- 3rd Street Woman Blues
- Nehi Blues

Robert Wilkins
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
Hi Henry Brown
- Titanic Blues
- Preacher Blues
Joe Calicott [sic]
- Fare Thee Well Blues
Garfield Akers
- Dough Roller Blues


notes by David Evans
and Bill Givens
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-11

OJL discography

151967Mississippi Blues Vol. 1 (1927-1942)

Jelly Jaw Short (J.D. Short)
- Snake Doctor Blues
Blind Joe Amos
- C & O Blues
William Harris
- Early Mornin' Blues
Sam Collins
- Signifyin' Blues
Charley Patton & Henry Sims
- Mean Black Moan
- Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker

Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone, part 1 & 2 [Victor 21741]

Isaiah Nettles (The Mississippi Moaner)
- Mississippi Moan
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Son House
- The Jinx Blues - No. 2
Bukka White
- Black Train Blues
Jelly Jaw Short (J.D. Short)
- Barefoot Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Left Alone Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
- Blue Harvest Blues
Robert Johnson
- Kind-Hearted Woman No. 2


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Roots RL 302

Roots discography

161968The Memphis Area - 1927-1932

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Madison Street Rag
- Hollywood Rag
Sleepy John Estes
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Black Mattie Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Nobody Knows What The Good Deacon Does
- Burse & Stephen
- Tappin' That Thing
"Poor Jab"
- Come Along, Little Children
Frank Stokes
- It Won't Be Long Now - tk. 2

Memphis Minnie
- Garage Fire Blues
Noah Lewis' Jug Band
- Bad Luck's My Buddy
Sleepy John Estes
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues

Robert Wilkins
- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
Memphis Jug Band
- Kansas City Blues





Roots RL 307

Roots discography

17196810 Years In Memphis 1927-1937
George Torey
- Married Woman Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues
Gus Cannon
- Poor Boy
Allen Shaw
- Moanin' The Blues

Robert Wilkins
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]
Big Boy Cleveland
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
Furry Lewis
- Billy Lyons And Stack O 'Lee
- Big Chief Blues
Frank Stokes
- What's The Matter Blues
- Jazzin' The Blues
Tom Dickson
- Happy Blues
- Death Bell Blues
Kansas Joe
- Pile Drivin' Blues

notes by Don Kent
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Belzona L 1002

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= Yazoo L 1002

Yazoo discography

181968This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix
the gospel according to ...

Rev. Dr. J. Gordon McPherson
- This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix (excerpts from sermon)

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Old Time Religion (4:19) #   @ youtube
- I Wish I Was In Heaven (3:44) #
- Holy Ghost Train (3:47) #   @ youtube
- The Gamblin' Man (3:15) #
Fred McDowell
- Jesus Is On The Main Line
- See What My Lord Has Done
Skip James
- Let Jesus Lead You

Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Jordan
Sam Collins
- Devil In The Lion's Den
Rev. Moses Mason
- Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream
Washington Phillips
- You Can't Stop A Tattler
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- I Want to Be Like Jesus in My Heart
- All I Want Is That Pure Religion
- He Arose From The Dead


# rec. 1964 (Piedmont session); Robert Wilkins, voc, g; prod. by Arnold S. Caplin
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Biograph BLP 12027

Biograph discography

# Bear Family BCD16629

191968The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival

Nathan Beauregard
- Highway 61
- Kid Gal Blues
Bukka White
- Hello Central, Give Me 49
- Baby, Please Don't Go
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues


Rev. Robert Wilkins
- In Heaven, Sitting Down #
- What Do You Think About Jesus? #
Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Great Long Ways From Home
Bukka White
- My Mother Died


# rec. at the Municipal Shell, Overton Park, Memphis, Saturday, July 20th, 1968; Robert Wilkins, voc, g with Douglas Wilkins, voc, cymbals, tambourine; John Wilkins, b; M.C.: Jim Crosthwait; prod. by Mike Vernon, exec. producer: Seymour Stein (Sire Records)
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Sire SES 97003

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= Blue Horizon 7-63210

(=) Blue Horizon CD
82876851232 (2006)

201968They Sang The Blues 1927 - 1934

Jelly Roll Anderson
- Free Women Blues

Robert Wilkins
- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
Skip James
- 22-20 Blues

Big Boy Cleveland
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
- Quill Blues
Willie Baker
- Sweet Patunia
Furry Lewis
- Why Don't You Come Home
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
Pinewood Tom (Joshua White)
- Welfare Blues
- Stormy Weather Blues


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Historical ASC-22
= ASC-5829-22

Historical discography

 
The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet.- London / Decca 1968
including a cover of Rev. Wilkins' 'Prodigal Son'
211969Going Away Blues 1926 - 1935

Lottie Beaman
- Going Away Blues
- Rolling Log Blues
George 'Big Boy' Owens
- Kentucky Blues
Charlie Kyle
- Kyle's Worried Blues
Jelly Jaw Short
- Grand Daddy Blues
Frank Stokes
- Right Now Blues
George 'Bullet' Williams
- Frisco Leaving Birmingham

Charley Jordan
- Stack O'Dollar Blues
Henry Thomas
- Railroadin' Some

Robert Wilkins
- Old Jim Canaan [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- New Stockyard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
William McCoy
- Central Tracks Blues
Uncle Bud Walker
- Look Here Mama Blues
Elvie Thomas & Geeshie Wiley
- Over To My House


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Yazoo L 1018

= CD 1018 YAZ [1992]

Yazoo discograpy

221969?The Blues In Memphis 1927-1939

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- Married Woman Blues
Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It

Robert Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
Yank Rachell
- Gravel Road Woman
Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
Beale Street Shieks
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- That Will Be Alright
- Goin' Back To Texas
Vol Stevens
- Vol Stevens Blues
Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
Jack Kelly
- Flower Blues
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule


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Origin Jazz Library OJL-21

OJL discography

231970Kings Of Memphis Town (1927-1930)

Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Why Don't You Come Home
- Furry's Blues
- Kassie Jones - pt. 1
- Kassie Jones - pt. 2

Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]

Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- Hunting Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Expressman Blues
Lonnie McIntorsh
- Sleep On Mother, Sleep On - The Lion And The Tribes Of Judah


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Roots RL 333

Roots discography

241970Recording The Blues

Lucille Bogan
- Skin Game Blues
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill (with Louis Armstrong)
- Kid Man Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Rabbit Foot Blues
Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Blue Bloomer Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Crooked Woman Blues
Georgia Cotton Pickers
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day
Rev. J. M. Gates
- Death's Black Train Is Coming
Mississippi Sheiks
- Loose Like That

Blind Willie Johnson
- When The War Was On
Allan Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It

Tim Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
Bumble Bee Slim
- Bricks In My Pillow
Big Bill
- Detroit Special
Lil Johnson
- Press My Button (Ring My Bell)
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Ain't It A Pity And A Shame
Pinetop Burks
- Fannie Mae Blues


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CBS M 52797 (UK)
Epic Sony ECPJ-23 (Jp)
251971Robert Wilkins: Before The Reverence

- Rolling Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]

- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]

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Spokane discography

Magpie PY 1800
(UK 1976)

261973?Low Down Memphis Barrelhouse Blues

Hattie Hart
- I Let My Daddy Do That
Will Shade
- Better Let That Stuff Alone

Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
South Memphis Jug Band
- Policy Rag
- Doctor Medicine
Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- Shake Mattie
- My Washwoman's Gone

Mooch Richardson
- T and T Blues
John Estes
- My Black Gal Blues
Jack Kelly
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Mooch Richardson
- Burying Ground Blues
Jim Jackson
- Bootlegging Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Reachin' Pete
Mooch Richardson
- Low Down Barrelhouse Blues pt. 1


rec. 1928 - 1935



Mamlish S 3803

Mamlish discography

271974Il Blues Rurale - Country Blues

Richard Rabbit Brown
- James Alley Blues
Blind Boy Fuller,
- Three Ball Blues
Willie Baker
- Sweet Patunia
Willie Reed
- Leaving Home
Leadbelly
- See See Rider
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Pneumonia Blues
Texas Alexander
- Water Bound Blues
Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues

Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Bessie Tucker
- Penitentiary
Sleepy John Estes
- Diving Duck Blues
Charley Patton
- High Water Everywhere

Robert Wilkins
- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Robert Johnson
- Hellhound On My Trail
Big Joe Williams
- Rooting Ground Hog



Albatros VPA 8187
= Albatros VC 0775
(cassette)


(=) Albatros ALB 8
3LP = VPA 8187/88/89
"Il Blues Rurale/Jazzistico/
Urbano"

Albatros discograpy

281976Blues 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 [Brunswick 7125]
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)
291976Robert Wilkins 1928 - 1935
Before The Reverence

Vintage Country Blues

- Rolling Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]

- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]

Spokane SPL 1002

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Magpie PY 1800 (UK)

Magpie discography

301978Rare Gems

Little Brother Montgomery
- Ain't Nobody Here But Me #
- Buddy Bolden's Blues #
- Prescription For The Blues #
- Salty Dog #
John Lee Granderson
- Bumble Bee #
Robert Nighthawk
- Murderin' Blues #
- Medley: Annie Lee & Sweet Black Angel #
Otis Spann
- Hotel Lorraine #
- Blues For Martin Luther King #
Johnnie Jones * with Billy Boy Arnold
- Worried Life Blues #
- I Hear My Black Name Ringing # *

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Glory Glory Hallelujah #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Moan #
- Screamin' And Cryin' #
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop *, Paul Butterfield $ and Billy Boy Arnold +
- So Glad You're Mine # *
- Diggin' My Potatoes # *$
- Three Harp Boogie # *$+
Robert Pete Williams
- Ugly Man Blues #
J. B. Lenoir
- My Dear Old Mother
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Someday Baby #


# on Rounder CD
prod. by Norman Dayron
early to mid 1960s
in Chicago

= Roots TR 1005 (US)
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= TK Records TKR 82539
(UK)

notes by Pete Welding
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reissued on Bullseye/
Rounder CD BEYE9530
(1993) "Rare Chicago Blues
1962-68"

www.rounder.com

311979?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 [Brunswick 7125]
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

321980Robert Wilkins: The Original Rolling Stone

- I'll Go With Her [Brunswick 7158]
- Rollin' Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]

- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- Losin' Out Blues [Vocalion 03176]
- Rollin' Stone - Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- Nashville Stonewall [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]

notes by Steve Calt
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Herwin 215

= Yazoo L 1077 (1989)

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= Yazoo CD 1077 (1991)

Herwin discography

331980Rare Blues

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- I Ain't Got Nobody
Son House
- Preachin' The Blues

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

Little Brother Montgomery
- The Pleadin' Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- Lend Me Your Love
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Two Trains Running
Big Joe Williams
- Whistling Pines

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- O Lord I Want You To Help Me

notes by Norman Dayron
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Takoma TAK 7081

notes by Norman Dayron
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= Sonet SNTF 853
= Sonet RISLP-14115


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues"

Takoma discography

341983Robert Wilkins: 1928 - 35
Complete Recordings in Chronological Order
Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone - Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]

- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Black Rat Blues [Vocalion 03176]
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- Losin' Out Blues [Vocalion 03176]

CD bonus tracks:
Gus Cannon
- Jonestown Blues
- Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
- Madison Street Rag
- Jazz Gypsy Blues
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
- My Money Never Runs Out


notes by Paul Oliver
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Wolf WSE-111

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(=) Wolf CD WSE 108
"Memphis Blues"

351984Memphis Blues (1928 - 1930)
(Jazz Tribune No. 51)

Frank Stokes
- How Long?
- 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do Part 2
- It Won't Be Long Now
- Right Now Blues
Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Lovin'
- I'm Gonna Move To Louisiana Part 1
- I'm Gonna Move To Louisiana Part 2
- This Mornin' She Was Gone

Furry Lewis
- Kassie Jones Part 1
- Dry Land Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Mistreatin' Mama

Robert Wilkins
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- Rolling Stone Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]


Memphis Jug Band
- Sun Brimmer Blues
- Snitchin' Gambler Blues
- Peaches In The Springtime
- A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
Minnie Wallac
- Dirty Butter
- The Old Folks Started It
Hattie Hart
- Won't You Be Kind To Me?
- You Wouldn't, Would You Papa?

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Big Railroad Blues
- Feather Bed
- Viola Lee Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
Memphis Minnie
- I'm Going back home
- I Never Told A Lie
Joe McCoy and Joe Johnson
- Don't Want No woman
Memphis Minnie
- Georgia Skin


DLP

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RCA NL 89276

= BMG/RCA CD 74321264092
(1995)

361987Memphis Blues (1927 - 1937)

Ollie Rupert
- I Raised My Window And Looked At The Rising Sun
- Ain't Goin' To Be Your Low Down Dog
Big Boy Cleveland
- Quill Blues
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
Walter Rhodes
- The Crowing Rooster
- Leaving Home Blues
Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
Tom Dickson
- Death Bell Blues
- Worry Blues

Tom Dickson
- Happy Blues
- Labor Blues

Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone - Part 2 (take 1 [?]) [Victor 21741]
Sam Townsend
- I'm Missing That
- Lily Kimball Blues
Allen Shaw
- I Coundn't Help It
- Moanin' The Blues
George Torey
- Married Woman Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues


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HK Records HK 4002

HK discography

371990?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 [Brunswick 7125]
- 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)

381991Robert Wilkins - Tom Dickson - Allen Shaw: Memphis Blues (1928 - 1935)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

Robert Wilkins (1928 - 1935)
- Rolling Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone - Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]
- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Black Rat Blues [Vocalion 03176]
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- Losin' Out Blues [Vocalion 03176]
Tom Dickson (1928)
- Death Bell Blues
- Worry Blues
- Happy Blues
- Labor Blues
Allen Shaw (1934)
- I Couldn't Help It
- Moanin' The Blues


notes by Alan Balfour
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Document DOCD-5014

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Document DOCD-5014
(2003)
"Memphis Blues Vol. 1"

39199?Robert Wilkins: 1964

Newport, R.I.
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down [Vanguard VRS 9183]
- Thank You Jesus (+ Georgia Sea Island Singers) [Vanguard VRS 9183]
- The Prodigal Son [Vanguard VRS 9181]
Chicago, Ill.
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee [Roots TR 1005]
- Glory Glory Hallelujah [Roots TR 1005]

Chicago, Ill.
- Oh Lord I Want You To Help Me [Takoma TAK 7081]
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down [Takoma TAK 7081]
Washington, D.C.
- The Gamblin' Man [Biograph BLP 12027]
- Old Time Religion [Biograph BLP 12027]
- Holy Ghost Train [Biograph BLP 12027]
- I Wish I Was In Heaven [Biograph BLP 12027]

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Private Records PR 4 (A)
401991Blues At Newport
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival 1959-64

Mississippi John Hurt
- Candy Man
- Coffee Blues
- Stagolee
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Long Gone
- Key To The Highway
Reverend Gary Davis
- Samson And Delilah
- I Wonít Be Back No More

Reverend Robert Wilkins
- The Prodigal Son
- (I Wish I Was In) Heaven Sitting Down
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachel & Hammy Nixon
- Clean Up At Home
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
- Bulldog Blues
Jesse Fuller
- I Double Double Do Love You
- San Francisco Bay Blues
John Hammond
- Me And The Devil
John Lee Hooker
- Sometimes You Make Me Feel So Bad
- Hobo Blues
Dave Van Ronk
- That Will Never Happen No More


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Vanguard CD 70115-2

Newport Folk Festival
discography

411991Legends Of The Blues - Volume Two

- Henry Ford Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Ninety-Eight Degree Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- Trinity River Blues - T-Bone Walker
- She Shook Her Gin - Barbecue Bob
- Turpentine Blues - Tampa Red
- No No Blues - Curley Weaver
- Bo-Easy Blues - Bessie Jackson
- School Boy Blues - Walter Roland
- Cold Blooded Murder No. 2 - Bumble Bee Slim
- My Baby Won't Pay Me No Mind - Buddy Moss

- Old Jim Canan's - Robert Wilkins [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- Take It Easy Greasy - Lil Johnson
- Two Timin' Woman - Casey Bill Weldon
- Down Hill Pull - Victoria Spivey
- Down in the Slums - Curtis Jones
- Separation Blues - Merline Johnson
- Soon This Morning No. 2 - Charlie Spand
- Is That a Monkey You Got? - Jazz Gillum
- Hurry Down Sunshine - Champion Jack Dupree
- Goodbye Now Brownie - Brownie McGhee


booklet notes
by Pete Welding
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CBS CD CT-47467
421993Rev. Robert Wilkins: ...Remember Me

- Jesus Said If You Go
- (Jesus Will Fix It) Alright
- You Gotta Move
- Streamline 'Frisco Limited
- Pray For Me
- Don't Let Nobody Turn You 'Round
- Why Don't You Do It?
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- Rock Of Ages
- Remember Me
- You've Got To Stand Your Test In Judgement
- When The Saints Go Marchin' In
- In The Army Of The Lord #

# rec. live at the 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival
notes by Robert Palmer
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Genes GCD 9902

Adelphi discography

notes by Robert Palmer
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= Edsel EDCD 380 (UK 1993)

431993Blues With A Feeling

Robert Wilkins
- Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Round   @ youtube
Fred and Annie Mae McDowell with Robert Wilkins
- What Do You Think About Jesus?   @ youtube


Vanguard VCD2-77005
(Recorded live at the
Newport Folk Festival)

Newport Folk Festival
discography

441994Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis, Robert Wilkins:
When I Lay My Burden Down


Fred McDowell (1969)
- If You See My Baby
- John Henry
- Louise
- 61 Highway
- Big Fat Mama
- When I Lay My Burden Down
- Dankin' Farm
- Jesus Is On The Main Line
- See What My Lord Has Done
Furry Lewis (1968)
- Casey Jones (Ramblin' Mind)
- Harry Furry Blues
- Every Day Of The Week
- Grieve My Mind
- Beale Street Blues
- When I Lay My Burden Down

Robert Wilkins (1960)
- Old Time Religion # [Biograph BLP 12027]
- I Wish I Was in Heaven # [Biograph BLP 12027]
- Rock Of Ages # [previously unissued]
- When I Lay My Burden Down # [previously unissued]

# rec. February 13 & 16, 1964 (Piedmont session); Robert Wilkins, voc, g; prod. by Arnold S. Caplin
notes by Peter Aschoff
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Biograph BCD 130

Wilkins tracks not on
Biograph BLP 12017 (1970)
= Blue Moon BMLP 1.047
  (1988)

Biograph discography

451994Memphis Country Blues
Greatest Hits Vol. 1


Robert Wilkins
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]

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Memphis Archives 7001
461996Blues Classics

Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way to Get Along [Brunswick 7125]

three-disc box set

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MCA CD 11441

471996Before 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 [Brunswick 7158]
- Christian Soldier - Denson Quartet

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Yazoo CD 2015
481997Walk Right In
The Essential Recordings of Memphis Blues

Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone, Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone, Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- That's No Way to Get Along [Brunswick 7125]

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Indigo CD 2038
491998Early Soul Gospel

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was Heaven Sitting Down

Early 1960s Newport Folk Festival LP reissue material
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Vanguard CD 79505

www.vanguardrecords.com

501998Memphis Blues Singers, Vol. 2

Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Mistreatin' Mama
- Dry Land Blues
- Cannon Ball Blues
- Kassie Jones - Part 1
- Kassie Jones - Part 2
- Judge Harsh Blues
Ishman Bracy
- Leavin' Town Blues (Pt. 1)
- Brown Mama Blues (Pt. 1)
- Trouble Hearted Blues
- The Four Day Blues
Tommy Johnson
- Canned Heat Blues
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues

Robert Wilkins
- Rolling Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone - Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]

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Frog CD 22
511999The Greatest In Country Blues

Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
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1201 Music 7002
52200020th Century Blues

Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]

four-disc box set

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Catfish CD 1

532001Guitar Blues:

Robert Wilkins
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]

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Hallmark CD 1014
542001Yonder Come The Blues

Robert Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]

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Document CD 32201
552002 Country Blues - the essential

CD 1
- Weeping Willow - Blind Boy Fuller
- Little Rock Blues - Pearl Dickson
- Weak-Minded Woman - Willie Baker
- Saturday Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Rolling Log Blues - Lottie Kimborough
- Starvation Farm Blues - Bob Campbell
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Fence Breakin' Blues - Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Mississippi Jailhouse Groan - Rube Lacey
- Charming Betsy - Henry Thomas
- Mamlish Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Easy Rider Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Davidson County Blues - De Ford Baily
- Kentucky Blues - Little Hat Jones
- Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan
- Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed - Troy Ferguson
- One Way Gal - William Moore
- Two Time Blues - Arthur Petties


CD 2
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
- Police Sergeant Blues - Robert Wilkins [Brunswick 7168]
- Penal Farm Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
- Ghost Woman Blues - George Carter
- Indian Squaw Blues - Freezone
- Unknown Blues - Tarter & Gay
- Nehi Mamma Blues - Frank Stokes
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None - Mae Glover
- Happy Blues - Tom Dickson
- Cairo Blues - Henry Spaulding
- C.C. & O Blues - Pink Anderson and Simmy Dooley
- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- John Henry Blues - Evans & Mcclain
- Jealous Hearted Blues - Charlie Lincoln
- Last Kind Words Blues - Geeshie Wiley
- Devil In The Woodpile - Noah Lewis
- Bye Bye Mama - Buddy Moss
- Jailhouse Fire Blues - Walter 'Buddy Boy' Hawkins


2 CD set
notes by Gary Atkinson
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Document CBL-200008
55a2001"Ghost World"
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff (of 'Crumb' fame))

- Jaan Pehechaan Ho - Mohammed Rafi
- Graduation Rap - Vanilla, Jade and Ebony
- Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
- I Must Have It - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Miranda - Lionel Belasco
- Pickin' Cotton Blues - Blueshammer
- Let's Go Riding - Mr. Freddie
- Georgia On My Mind - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Las Palmas De Maracaibo - Lionel Belasco
- Clarice - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Scalding Hot Coffee Rag - Craig Ventresco
- You're Just My Type - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
- Venezuela - Lionel Belasco
- Fare Thee Well Blues - Joe Calicott
- C.C. & O Blues - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- C-h-i-c-k-e-n Spells Chicken - McGee Bros.

- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins [Brunswick 7125]
- So Tired - Dallas String Band
- Bye Bye Baby Blues - Little Hat Jones
- Theme From Ghost World - David Kitay



Shanachie CD 6056
562003Robert Wilkins: Prodigal Son

- Rolling Stone - Part 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone - Part 2 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- That's No Way To Get Along (Prodigal Son) [Brunswick 7125]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]
- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Black Rat Blues [Vocalion 03176]
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- Losin' Out Blues [Vocalion 03176]

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P-Vine PCD-2251 (Jp)
572006The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival
with Bukka White: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions


disc 1:
Nathan Beauregard
- Highway 61
- Kid Gal Blues
Bukka White
- Hello Central, Give Me 49
- Baby, Please Don't Go
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- In Heaven, Sitting Down # [Sire SES 97003 / Blue Horizon 7-63210]
- What Do You Think About Jesus? # [Sire SES 97003 / Blue Horizon 7-63210]
Joe Callicott
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Great Long Ways From Home
Bukka White
- My Mother Died


# rec. at the Municipal Shell, Overton Park, Memphis, Saturday, July 20th, 1968; Robert Wilkins, voc, g with Douglas Wilkins, voc, cymbals, tambourine; John Wilkins, b; M.C.: Jim Crosthwait; prod. by Mike Vernon, exec. producer: Seymour Stein (Sire Records)


disc 2:
Bukka White
- Bed Spring Blues #
- Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues #
- Drifting Blues #
- (Brand New) Decoration Day #
- Baby Please Don't Go #
- Give Me An Old, Old Lady #
- Got Sick And Tired #
- World Boogie #
- School Learning #
- Old Man Tom #
- Gibson Town #
- Drifting Blues * [master version without reverb]
- Old Man Tom * [complete master version without reverb]

reissue (remastered)
of 1968 Sire SES 97003 /
Blue Horizon 7-63210
"The 1968 Memphis
Country Blues Festival"

and Blue Horizon 7-63229
"Memphis Hot Shots"

2 CD set
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Blue Horizon CD
82876851232

582009I Woke Up One Morning In May

Cryin' Sam Collins - Lonesome Road
Lottie Kimbrough (The Kansas City Butterball) - Lost Lover Blues
Henry Spaulding - Cairo Blues
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy - Can't I Do It For You?
Buster Johnson - Undertaker Blues
Elvie Thomas - Motherless Child Blues
Little Hat Jones - Bye Bye Baby Blues


Robert Wilkins - I'll Go With Her [Brunswick 7158]
Willie Baker - Rag Baby
Blind Blake - Rope Stretchin' Blues
Louie Lasky - How You Want Your Rolling Done?
Charlie McCoy - Keep It Clean
Lottie Kimbrough - Wayward Girl Blues
Joe Callicott - Fare Thee Well Blues


12 inch LP

Mississippi MR 033
592009Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s Volume 7
2010 Calendar with free CD

CD and Calendar contents:
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins [Brunswick 7125]
- High Water Everywhere Parts 1 & 2 - Charley Patton
- Hard Luck Child - Skip James
- Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Mojo Hand Blues - Ida Cox
- She's Crazy 'Bout Her Lovin' - Mississippi Sheiks
- The Death Of Holmes' Mule Parts 1 & 2 - Charlie Turner and Winston Holmes
- Slow Driving Moan - Ma Rainey
- Early Morning Blues - Blind Blake
- Coal Man Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Sawmill Moan - Ramblin' Thomas
- This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix! - Rev. J. Gordon McPherson


Supplementary CD tracks:
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down tk. 1 - Frank Palmes
- Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down tk. 2 - Frank Palmes
- Married Man Blues - Test, tk. 2 - Irene Scruggs with Blind Blake
- Married Man Blues - Test, tk. 3 - Irene Scruggs with Blind Blake
- Doctor Oh Doctor - Henry Townsend
- Jack O' Diamonds-Georgia Rub - Henry Townsend


remastered by Richard Nevins

Blues Images Vol. 7 (2010)

Blues Images

602010Robert Wilkins: That's No Way To Get Along

- Rolling Stone, Pt. 1 [Victor 21741]
- Rolling Stone, Pt. 2 [Victor 21741]
- Jail House Blues [Victor 23369]
- I Do Blues [Victor 23369]
- That's No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
- Alabama Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Long Train Blues [Brunswick 7205]
- Falling Down Blues [Brunswick 7125]
- Nashville Stonewall Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Police Sergeant Blues [Brunswick 7168]
- Get Away Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- I'll Go With Her Blues [Brunswick 7158]
- Dirty Deal Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Black Rat Blues [Vocalion 03176]
- New Stock Yard Blues [Vocalion 03223]
- Old Jim Canan's [Vocalion unissued; test pressing]
- Losin' Out Blues [Vocalion 03176]

12 inch LP
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Monk MK 324 (It)
612012The 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 Ė Part 1
Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer - Lonesome Road Blues
Ishman Bracey - Woman Woman Blues
Fiddling Powers & Family - Old Molly Hair
Ashleyís 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 - Thatís No Way To Get Along [Brunswick 7125]
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 Edginís 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 OíLee
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 - Iíll 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 Iíll Be Gone
Allisonís Sacred Harp Singers - Iím A Long Time Traveling Away From Home



Yazoo CD 2203
6211/2013Peabody Blues

Furry Lewis
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1
- John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 2
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Walter Vinson
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 1
- You're Friend Gonna Use It Too - Part 2
- Overtime Blues
Charlie McCoy
- It Ain't No Good - Part 1
- It Ain't No Good - Part 2
Speckled Red
- House Dance Blues
- The Dirty Dozen
- Wilkins Street Stomp
Jenny Pope
- Whiskey Drinking Blues
- Doggin' Me Around Blues

Robert Wilkins
- That's No Way To Get Along
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Garfield Akers
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 1
- Cottonfield Blues - Part 2
Jed Davenport
- How Long How Long Blues
- Cow Cow Blues
Joe Williams
- I Want It Awful Bad
- Mr. Devil Blues
Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
- Rowdy Blues



Nehi NEH01 (UK)
632014Reverend Robert Wilkins: Prodigal Son

- Jesus Will Fix It Alright #
- Thank You, Jesus #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee #
- Do Lord Remember Me #
- Here Am I, Send Me #
- The Prodigal Son #
- Jesus Said If You Go #
- I'm Going Home To My Heavenly King #
- Old Time Religion *
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down *
- It Just Suits Me *
- The Gambling Man *
- biographical statement []

# from "Memphis Gospel Singer" Piedmont PLP 13162 (1964)
* from "This Old World's In A Hell Of A Fix" Biograph BLP 12027 (1968)
[] 2014

mastered by Chris Zwarg
Piedmont PLP 13162 /
Biograph BLP 12027

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28-page booklet/notes
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Additional information appreciated !!!

 

sources / further reading:
- own record collection
- http://sunsite.kth.se/feastlib/mrf/yinyue/pw/WILKRB.HTM
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/t/timwilki.htm
- http://www.blues.ru/BlackCat/rw.htm
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943.- Chigwell 1982 (3rd. ed.)
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943.- Oxford (Clarendon), 4th ed. 1997, pp. 979, 1028-1029
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, pp. 214-215
- Lane Wilkins: "1964, To Profit A Man".- Self-published by Rev. Wilkins' granddaughter
  (photocopied and tape/stapled bound)
- John Tefteller and Blues Images Collection - used with permission
- diverse other internet resources

thanks to Graeme Orr, Brian Henley, Alan Balfour and Jean-Marie Juif for additional information

 

Robert Wilkins bio
Robert Wilkins film snippet
Robert Wilkins Guitar Books, Records, Videos

 

Mary E. 'Lane' Wilkins internet page

Lane Wilkins at the '97 King Biscuit Blues Festival

 

Stefan Wirz


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