Drawing: R. Crumb

This is a list of LPs and CDs issued by
YAZOO
Records

YAZOO RECORDS, INC.  addresses on back covers:

Belzona Records: 390 East 8th Street, NY 10009
1001 to 1016: 390 East 8th Street, NY 10009
1017 to 1033: 54 King Street, NY 10014
1034 to 1036: 9 West 20th Street, NY 10011
1037 to 1073: 245 Waverly Place, NY 10014
1080/81 to 1082 /83: no address
later re-releases: P.O. Box 810, Newton New Jersey 07860
 
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Belzona: 1001 to 1006

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red: 1034 to 1053
plus re-releases

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violet / blue: re-releases

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black: 1001 to 1033

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orange: 1054 to 1058
plus re-releases

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multi-color: 1059 to 1083
plus re-releases
  Yazoo Records has been founded (initially as "Belzona Records") in New York in 1967 by Nick Perls (†) (Sister label: Blue Goose Records). In 1987 the label has been bought by Shanachie Records, who kept the spirit alive by issueing a great part of the Yazoo catalogue on CD.
 
 
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1000 LP series (plus CD reissues)
 

L-1001
1968Mississippi Blues 1927 - 1941

Harvey Hull
- Gang Of Brownskin Women
Henry Sims
- Be True, Be True Blues
William Harris
- I'm Leavin' Town
Skip James
- Special Rider Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues
Charley Patton
- Hang It On The Wall
Geechie Wiley
- Eagles On A Half

Mattie Delaney
- Tallahatchie River Blues
John Byrd
- Billy Goat Blues
Charley Patton
- Mean Black Moan
- Pea Vine Blues
Bobby Grant
- Nappy Head Blues
Son House
- Delta Blues
Robert Johnson
- Dead Shrimp Blues

notes by Bradley Sweet
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Belzona L-1001

notes by Bradley Sweet
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= Yazoo 1001HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-1002196810 Years In Memphis 1927-1937

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

George Torey
- Married Woman Blues
- Lonesome Man Blues
Gus Cannon
- Poor Boy
Allen Shaw
- Moanin' The Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Jailhouse Blues
- Falling Down Blues
Big Boy Cleveland
- Goin' To Leave You Blues

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Belzona L-1002

notes by Don Kent
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= Yazoo L-1002 (19??)

L-10031968St. Louis Town 1929-1933

Henry Spaulding
- Cairo Blues
Henry Townsend
- Long Ago
Hi Henry Brown
- Skin Man
Charley Jordan
- Hunkie Tunkie
- Spoonful Blues
Teddy Darby
- Built Right On The Ground
- Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues

Jim Jackson
- St. Louis Blues
Hi Henry Brown
- Nut Factory
Charley Jordan
- Keep It Clean - No. 2
- You Run And Tell Your Daddy
Joe Stone
- It's Hard Time
Jelly Jaw Short
- Barefoot Blues
- Snake Doctor Blues

notes by Don Kent
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Belzona L 1003

notes by Don Kent
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L-10041968Tex-Arkana-Louisiana Country 1929-1933

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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= Yazoo L-1004 (19??)
"Don't Leave Me Here"
The Blues of Texas,
Arkansas, & Louisiana
1927-1932

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= Yazoo CD 1004 YAZ
(1991)

L-10051968Blind Willie McTell 1927-1933
The Early Years

- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Mama 'Tain't Long 'Fore Day
- Georgia Rag
- Love Changing Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Stomp Down Rider

- Travelin' Blues
- Drive Away Blues
- Warm It Up To Me
- Three Women Blues
- Writing Paper Blues
- Southern Can Is Mine
- Talkin' To Myself

Blind Willie McTell discography

notes by Stephen Calt
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Belzona L-1005

notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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= Yazoo L-1005

notes by David Evans
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(1989)

= Yazoo 1005HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10061968The Blues Of Alabama 1927-1931

Clifford Gibson
- Keep Your Windows Pinned
- Don't Put That Thing On Me
Edward Thompson
- Showers Of Rain Blues
- West Virginia Blues
Jay Bird Coleman
- Coffee Grinder Blues
Marshall Owens
- Try Me One More Time
- Texas Blues

Edward Thompson
- Seven Sister Blues
- Florida Bound
George 'Bullet' Williams
- The Escaped Convict
Ed Bell
- Mean Conductor Blues
Barefoot Bill
- Snigglin' Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Tired Of Being Mistreated - part 2
- Whiskey Moan Blues
notes by
"Humphrey Higgins"

Belzona L-1006
cover says Belzona but the record
has a (black) Yazoo label

notes by
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"Alabama Blues"



Following the release of Belzona 1006, the Scottish country dance label "Beltona", operating since the 1930's, lodged an injunction
against the name "Belzona" on the grounds that it would confuse distributors customers due to the similarity of names.
Nick Perls then changed the label's name to "Yazoo" and re-released Belzona 1001-1006 as Yazoo 1001-1006 with minor changes.

 

L-10071968Jackson Blues 1928-1938

Ishmon Bracey
- Trouble Hearted Blues
Charlie McCoy
- Last Time Blues
Walter Vincent
- Overtime Blues
Arthur Pettis
- Two Time Blues
Bo Carter
- Old Devil
Tommy Johnson
- Lonesome Home Blues
- Black Mare Blues

Willie Lofton
- Dark Road Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Stop And Listen Blues
Mississippi Mudder
- Going Back Home
Tommy Johnson
- Bye Bye Blues
Willie Harris
- Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door
Ishman Bracey
- The Fore Day Blues
- Pay Me No Mind Blues
notes by Dave Evans


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= Yazoo CD 1007 YAZ
(1991)


= Yazoo HLP 1007 (180 g)

L-10081968Frank Stokes' Dream 1927-1931

Tom Dickson
- Labor Blues
Frank Stokes
- Frank Stokes' Dream
- Take Me Back
Pearl Dickson
- Twelve Pound Daddy
Furry Lewis
- Black Gypsy Blues
- Creeper's Blues
Noah Lewis
- Devil In The Woodpile

Will Weldon
- Turpentine Blues
Furry Lewis
- I Will Turn Your Money Green
- Judge Harsh Blues
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe
- 'Frisco Town
- I Don't Want That Junk Outta You
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Noah's Blues
Frank Stokes
- Last Go Round

notes by Fritz Peterson
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= Yazoo CD 1008 YAZ
(1992?)

L-10091968Mississippi Moaners 1927-1942

Mississippi John Hurt
- Big Leg Blues
Washington White
- The New 'Frisco Train
Mattie Delaney
- Down The Big Road Blues
Rube Lacey
- Ham Hound Crave
Skip James
- Cherry Ball Blues
Uncle Bud Walker
- Stand Up Suitcase Blues
Charley Patton
- Devil Sent The Rain Blues

Son House
- Special Rider Blues
Bobby Grant
- Lonesome Atlanta Blues
Mae Glover
- Gas Man Blues
Papa Harvey Hull
- Two Little Tommies Blues
Joe Calicot
- Traveling Mama Blues
The Mississippi Moaner
- Mississippi Moan
Blind Willie Reynolds
- Married Man Blues
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Yazoo L-1009

notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1009 (1978?)

notes by Brad Sweet
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Yazoo CD 1009 (1991)

= Yazoo 1008HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10101968Buddy Boy Hawkins & his Buddies 1927-1934

Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Snatch It And Grab It
- Number Three Blues
- How Come Mama Blues
- A Rag
- Snatch It Back Blues
- Raggin' The Blues
- Voice Throwin' Blues

Will Day
- Central Avenue Blues
Texas Alexander
- Easy Rider Blues
Willie Reed
- Texas Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Hurry Blues
- Rollin' from Side To Side
'Funny Paper' Smith
- Fool's Blues
Blind Percy and his Blind Band
- Coal River Blues

front cover photograph by Ben Shahn
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Yazoo L-1010
L-10111968The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1935

- Brownskin Shuffle
- Eagle Ridin' Papa
- Starvation Blues
- Long Tall Mama
- Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
- Skoodle Do Do
- Banker's Blues

- Saturday Night Rub
- I Can't Be Satisfied
- Mississippi River Blues
- Hip Shakin' Strut
- How You Want It Done?
- Hokum Stomp
- Stove Pipe Stomp

notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1011

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Yazoo L-1011

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L-10121968The 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

notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls & Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1012

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= Vivid VSCD-1156 (Jp)

L-10131968?East Coast Blues 1926-1935

Willie Walker
- South Carolina Rag - take 2
- Dupree Blues
Blind Blake
- Blind Arthur's Breakdown
William Moore
- Barbershop Rag
- Raggin' The Blues
Carl Martin
- Old Time Blues
- Crow Jane

Tarter & Gay
- Unknown Blues
- Brownie Blues
Bo Weavil Jackson
- Pistol Blues
Bayless Rose
- Original Blues
- Black Dog Blues
Chicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton
- Myrtle Avenue Stomp
- D. C. Rag
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls & Michael
Stewart
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Yazoo L-1013

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Yazoo CD 1013 (1992)

L-10141968?Bo Carter - Greatest Hits 1930-1940

- Who's Been Here?
- Tellin' You 'Bout It
- Dinner Blues
- The Ins And Outs Of My Girl
- Country Fool
- Bootlegger's Blues
- Let's Get Drunk Again

- Bo Carter's Advice
- Arrangement For Me Blues
- The New Stop And Listen Blues
- Beans
- I Want You To Know
- Your Biscuits Are Big Enough For Me
- Pales Tax

notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
Perls & Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1014 (US 1968)

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L-10151969Favorite Country Blues Piano-Guitar Duets 1929-1937

Willie Harris
- West Side Blues
Charlie Spand
- Good Gal
- Back To The Woods Blues
Leroy Carr
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
Roosevelt Sykes "& Clifford Gibson"
- Tired Of Being Mistreated
Springback James
- Poor Coal Passer
Leola Manning
- The Blues Is All Wrong

Joe Evans
- Down In Black Bottom
- Shook Woman Blues
Blind Blake
- Poker Woman Blues
Walter Davis
- Sloppy Drunk Again
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Monkey Man Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- New Orleans Stop Time
Buddy Woods
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away

front cover drawing by Rory Block
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart



Yazoo L-1015


= Yazoo CD 1015

L-10161969Guitar Wizards 1926-1935

Carl Martin
- Farewell To You Baby
- Badly Mistreated Man
Billy Bird
- Mill Man Blues
Blind Blake
- You Gonna Quit Me Blues
- Wabash Rag
Tampa Red
- Boogie Woogie Dance
- Bumble Bee Blues

Blind Blake
- Guitar Chimes
- Panther Squall Blues
Sam Butler
- Poor Boy Blues
- Jefferson County Blues
- Some Scream High Yellow
Wiliam Moore
- Ragtime Millionaire
Carl Martin
- Joe Louis Blues
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls & Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1016

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L-10171969Bessie Jackson and Walter Roland 1927-1935

Jolly Two
- Guitar Stomp
Bessie Jackson
- Sweet Patunis.
- Baking Powder Blues
- Barbecue Bess
Walter Roland
- Jookit Jookit
- T Model Blues
- Early This Morning No. 2

Jolly Two
- Railroad Stomp
Bessie Jackson
- Levee Blues
- Jump Steady Daddy
Walter Roland
- Penniless Blues
Bessie Jackson
- Jim Tampa Blues
Walter Roland
- Big Mama
Bessie Jackson
- They Ain't Walkin' No More

notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1017 (1969)

notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1017 (197?)

notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
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"Lucille Bogan & Walter
Roland: Jookit Jookit"

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CD 1017 YAZ [1992]

L-10181969Going 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
- New Stockyard Blues
William McCoy
- Central Tracks Blues
Uncle Bud Walker
- Look Here Mama Blues
Elvie Thomas & Geeshie Wiley
- Over To My House
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= CD 1018 YAZ [1992]

L-10191970The Virtuoso Guitar of Scrapper Blackwell

Scrapper Blackwell
- Penal Farm Blues
- Trouble Blues Part 1
- Trouble Blues Part 2
- Blue Day Blues
Leroy Carr
- Good Woman Blues
Black Bottom McPhail
- My Dream Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Hard Time Blues

Black Bottom McPhail
- Down In Black Bottom
- Whiskey Man Blues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Kokomo Blues
- Down South Blues
- Back Door Blues
Tommie Bradley
- Pack Up Her Trunk Blues
Leroy Carr
- Barrelhouse Woman No. 2

Scrapper Blackwell discography

notes by Stephen Calt
Jerry Epstein, Nick Perls
& Michael Stewart





Yazoo L-1019


= Yazoo CD 1019 YAZ (1991?)

= Yazoo 1019HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10201970Charley Patton
Founder of the Delta Blues

Yazoo L-1020 track sequence (28 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
- Down The Dirt Road Blues
- Pony Blues
- Banty Rooster Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Tom Rushen Blues

- A Spoonful Blues
- Shake It And Break It
- Going To Move To Alabama
- Elder Green Blues
- Frankie And Albert #
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone
- Green River Blues


- Hammer Blues
- When Your Way Gets Dark
- High Water Everywhere Part 1
- High Water Everywhere Part 2
- Rattlesnake Blues #
- Running Wild Blues #
- Dry Well Blues

- Moon Going Down
- Bird Nest Bound
- High Sheriff Blues
- Stone Pony Blues
- 34 Blues
- Revenue Man Blues #
- Poor Me

# tracks not on Yazoo CD 1020

Yazoo L-1020 (1st release 1970) gatefold
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Yazoo CD 1020 track sequence (24 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
- Down The Dirt Road Blues
- Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
- Green River Blues
- A Spoonful Blues
- Moon Going Down
- Tom Rushen Blues
- Elder Green Blues
- When Your Way Gets Dark
- Dry Well Blues
- High Water Everywhere Part 1
- High Water Everywhere Part 2
- Shake It And Break It
- Pony Blues
- Bird Nest Bound
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone
- Banty Rooster Blues
- 34 Blues
- High Sheriff Blues
- Stone Pony Blues
- Hammer Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Going To Move To Alabama
- Poor Me

Yazoo CD 2001 track sequence (23 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Revenue Man Blues (2:43)
- Some Summer Day (3:01)
- Hang It On The Wall (2:46)
- You Gonna Need Somebody When You Die (2:59)
- Jim Lee Blues (Part 1) (3:05)
- Pea Vine Blues (3:06)
- Elder Greene Blues (unissued tk 2) (2:59)
- Love My Stuff (2:59)
- Hammer Blues (unissued tk 1) (3:14)
- Rattlesnake Blues (2:47)
- I'm Goin' Home (3:05)
- Jersey Bull Blues (3:13)
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone (unissued tk 1) (2:54)
- Lord I'm Discouraged (3:08)
- Oh Death (2:52)
- Running Wild Blues (2:57)
- Prayer Of Death (Part 1) (3:06)
- Prayer Of Death (Part 2) (2:50)
- Some Happy Day (3:11)
- Troubled 'Bout My Mother (2:57)
- I Shall Not Be Moved (3:05)
- Mean Black Cat Blues (2:58)
- Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker (2:55)

Yazoo CD 2010 track sequence (26 tracks):
remastered by Richard Nevins
- Down The Dirt Road Blues (2:57)
- Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues (3:08)
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues (3:07)
- Stone Pony Blues (2:53)
- It Won't Be Long (3:24)
- Shake It And Break It (3:11)
- Magnolia Blues (3:12)
- Dry Well Blues (3:21)
- High Water Everywhere Part I (3:08)
- High Water Everywhere Part II (3:07)
- Green River Blues (3:10)
- Bird Nest Bound (3:13)
- High Sheriff Blues (3:12)
- A Spoonful Blues (3:14)
- Moon Going Down (3:18)
- Pony Blues (3:01)
- Elder Green Blues (3:04)
- Banty Rooster Blues (3:05)
- Some Of These Days (3:18)
- Tom Rushen Blues (3:08)
- 34 Blues (2:59)
- Going To Move To Alabama (3:01)
- Hammer Blues (3:16)
- Poor Me (2:59)
- When Your Ways Get Dark (3:07)
- Devil Sent The Rain (3:08)

Charley Patton discography

DLP
inner gatefold plus
8 page booklet containing
notes & lyrics by Stephen
Calt, Jerry Epstein, John
Fahey, Don Kent, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
& Alan Wilson
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Yazoo L-1020 (1st rel. 1970) [28 tracks]

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= Yazoo L-1020
(2nd rel. 198?) [28 tracks]

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= Yazoo 1020 cassette
[28 tracks]

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(=) Yazoo CD 1020 [1989]
[24 tracks only!]

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= Vivid VSCD-1085 (Jp 1989)

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(=) Yazoo CD 2001 (1991)
"King Of The Delta Blues"
[23 tracks!]

notes by Stephen Calt
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(=) Yazoo CD 2010 (1995)
"Founder of The Delta Blues"
[26 tracks!]

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(=) Yazoo 1020HLP (2011)
[180g DLP, no gatefold]
[28 tracks]

L-10211970Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936

Will Batts
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Ain't No Use You Tryin' To Tell On Me
Hattie Hart
- Coldest Stuff In Town
Yank Rachell & Dan Smith
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Soo Cow Soo
The Two Charlies
- I Couldn't Stay Here
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Joliet Bound

Memphis Minnie
- Drunken Barrel House Blues
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Memphis Minnie
- That'll Be Alright
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Something Gonna Happen To You
Gus Cannon
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson & Co.
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree
San Townsend
- Lily Kimball Blues
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Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1021

= CD 1021 YAZ [1991]
Shanachie Blues
"Out of Production"

L-10221970Ten Years Of Black Country Religion 1926 - 1936

Charley Patton
- Lord I'm Discouraged
Kid Prince Moore
- Church Bells
- Sign Of Judgement
Blind Willie Davis
- I've Got A Key To The Kingdom
- Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
Lonnie Mcintorsh
- Arise And Shine
Bo Weavil Jackson
- I'm On My Way To The Kingdom Land

Jaybird Coleman
- I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some Of These Days
Charley Patton
- Prayer Of Death - part 1
- Prayer Of Death - part 2
Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers
- Go I'll Send Thee
- Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Where Shall I Be ?
- All I Want Is That Pure Religion
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Nick Perls & Michael
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L-10231970Reverend Gary Davis 1935 - 1939

- The Angel's Message To Me
- The Great Change In Me
- I'm Throwin Up My Hand
- You Got To Go Down
- I Can't Bear My Burden By Myself
- I Belong To The Band
- I Am The True Vine

- Lord, Stand By Me
- Twelve Gates To The City
- Have More Faith In Jesus
- 0 Lord, Search My Heart
- You Can Go Home
- Meet Me At The Station
- Cross And Evil Woman Bluesbr>
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"The Complete Early
Recordings"

L-10241970Mister Charlie's Blues (1926-1938)

Wesley Long
- They Are Wild Over Me
Herschel Brown
- Spanish Rag
Dick Justice
- Black Dog Blues
Sam McGee
- Buck Dancer's Choice
Buster & Jack
- Cross Tie Blues
Larry Hensely
- Match Box Blues
South Georgia Highballers
- Blue Grass Twist

Allen Brothers
- Maybe Next-Week Sometime
Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland
- Just Pickin'
Dick Justice
- Cocaine
Sam McGee
- Franklin Blues
Buster & Jack
- Pouring Down Blues
Anglin Brothers
- Southern Whoopie Song
South Georgia Highballers
- Bibb County Grind

Nick Perls in blackface (the whiteface guy is *not* Larry Johnson)
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Yazoo L-1024
L-10251970Cripple Clarence Lofton & Walter Davis

Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Juke Joint Stomp
- I Don't Know
- State Street Blues
- Change My Mind Blues
- Streamline Train
- South Side Mess Around
- Brown Skin Girls

Walter Davis
- Why Should I Be Blues
- Santa Claus
- Jacksonville - part 2
- Call Your Name
- Please Don't Mistreat Me
- I Can Tell By The Way You Smell
- Can't See Your Face
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Jerome Epstein. Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1025
L-10261971?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
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls, Mike Stewart
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Yazoo L-1026

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Yazoo CD 1026 [1991?]

L-10271972Clifford Gibson: Beat You Doing It

- Hard Hearted Blues
- Blues Without A Dime
- Tired Of Being Mistreated Pt 1
- lee And Snow Blues
- Brooklyn Blues
- Bad Luck Dice
- Sunshine Moan

- Levee Camp Moan
- Jive Me Blues
- Society Blues
- Old Time Rider
- Beat You Doing It
- Drayman Blues
- Stop Your Rambling

Clifford Gibson discography

notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls, Mike Stewart



Yazoo L-1027
L-10281972Barrelhouse Blues 1927 - 1936

Bob Call
- Thirty-One Blues
Barelhouse Welsh
- Dying Pickpocket Blues
Joe Dean
- I'm So Glad I'm Twenty-One Years Old Today
George Noble
- Seminole Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Sam, You're Just A Rat
Louise Johnson
- On The Wall
Montana Taylor
- Indiana Avenue Stomp

Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues No. 2
Charley Taylor
- Heavy Suitcase Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- State Street Jive
Jabo Williams
- Polack Blues
Jesse James
- Ramrod
Raymond Barrow
- Walking Blues
Will Ezell
- Barrelhouse Woman Take 2
notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick Perls
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Yazoo 1028
L-10291972Papa Charlie Jackson: Fat Mouth 1924 - 1927

- Airy Man Blues
- Baby Please Loan Me Your Heart
- I'm Alabama Bound
- Shave 'Em Dry
- Texas Blues
- The Faking Blues
- Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Me

- Drop That Sack
- Salty Dog Blues
- Up The Way Bound
- Coffee Pot Blues
- She Belongs To Me
- Shake That Thing
- Fat Mouth Blues

Papa Charlie Jackson discography

notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
Perls & Michael Stewart



Yazoo L-1029
L-10301972St. Louis Blues 1929-1935
The Depression


Henry Townsend
- Sick With The Blues
Charley Jordan
- Gasoline Blues
Hi Henry Brown
- Preachers Blues
Henry Townsend
- Mistreated Blues
Charley Jordan
- Raidin' Squad Blues
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition
Georgia Boyd
- Never Mind Blues

Hi Henry Brown
- Titanic Blues
Henry Townsend
- Henry's Worried Blues
Charley Jordan
- Big Four Blues
Joe Stone
- Back Door Blues
Henry Townsend
- Poor Man Blues
Charley Jordan
- Keep It Clean
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Sleepless Nights Blues
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls & Mike
Stewart
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Yazoo L-1030

= CD 1030 YAZ [1991]

L-10311972Funny Papa Smith
The Original Howling Wolf 1930 - 1931


- Honey Blues
- Seven Sisters Blues part 1 (lyrics)
- Seven Sisters Blues part 2 (lyrics)
- Hungry Wolf
- Mama's Quittin' And Leavin' part 1 (and Magnolia Harris)
- Mama's Quittin' And Leavin' part 2 (and Magnolia Harris)
- County Jail Blues

- Howling Wolf Blues part 1
- Howling Wolf Blues part 2
- Corn Whiskey Blues
- Hoppin' Toad Frog
- Good Coffee Blues
- Tell It To The Judge part 1 (and Dessa Foster)
- Tell It To The Judge part 2 (and Dessa Foster)

Funny Papa Smith discography

notes by Stephen Calt,
Woody Mann, Nick Perls
& Michael Stewart
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Yazoo L-1031

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= Yazoo CD 1031 (199?)

L-10321972Blues From The Western States 1927 - 1949

King Solomon Hill
- Down On My Bended Knee
Will Day
- Sunrise Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- Lock And Key Blues
Jesse Baby Face Thomas
- No Good Woman Blues
Willie Lane
- Howling Wolf Blues
Rabbit Brown
- James Alley Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Cherry Street Blues

Otis Harris
- You'll Like My Loving
Oscar Woods
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
Little Hat Jones
- Little Hat Blues
Jesse Baby Face Thomas
- Blue Goose Blues
Willie Lane
- Black Cat Rag
Texas Alexander
- Double Crossing Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Cross The Water Blues
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls, Michael Stewart



Yazoo L-1032
L-10331972Roosevelt Sykes:
The Country Blues Piano Ace (1929-1932)


Roosevelt Sykes
- You So Dumb
- No Good Woman Blues
- Hard Luck Man Blues
- Don't Put The Lights Out
- All My Money Gone
- Mr. Sykes Blues
James 'Stump' Johnson
- Barrel Of Whiskey Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Highway 61 Blues
- Kelly's Special
- As True As I've Been To You
- Kelly's 44 Blues
- The Way I Feel Blues
- Skeet And Garret
- Poor Boy Blues

Roosevelt Sykes discography

notes by Stephen Calt,
Jerome Epstein, Nick Perls
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Yazoo L-1033
L-10341973Bo Carter: Twist It Babe 1931-1940

- The Law Gonna Step On You
- Honey
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Rolling Blues
- Howlin' Tom-Cat Blues
- Policy Blues
- My Baby

- Twist It Baby
- Some Day
- Doubled Up In A Knot
- I Get The Blues
- Let Me Roll Your-Lemon
- Pussy Cat Blues
- Bo Carter Special
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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Yazoo L-1034
L-10351973Big Bill Broonzy
Do That Guitar Rag 1928-1935


- Pig Meat Strut
- Down In The Basement
- Terrible Operation Blues
- Big Bill Blues
- Leave My Man Alone
- Bull Cow Blues
- Grandma's Farm

- Guitar Rag
- Pussy Cat Blues
- Mr. Conductor Man
- Worrying You Off My Mind Part I
- Double Trouble Blues
- Skoodle Do Do
- C&A Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
and Woody Mann
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Yazoo L-1035
L-10361973Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
Naptown Blues 1929-1934


- Carried Water For The Elephant
- Low Down Dog Blues
- Papa Wants A Cookie
- Naptown Blues
- Bread Baker
- I Keep The Blues
- Gettin' All Wet

- What More Can I Do
- Longing For My Sugar
- Fore Day Rider
- How About Me?
- Memphis Town
- Hold Them Puppies
- Papa Wants To Knock A Jug

Leroy Carr discography

Scrapper Blackwell discography

notes by Stephen Calt
& Mike Stewart



Yazoo L-1036

= Yazoo 1036HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10371974Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935
Doin' That Atlanta Strut

- Ticket Agent Blues
- B & O Blues No. 2
- It's A Good Little Thing
- Cold Winter Day 0
- Kind Mama
- Experience Blues (Ruth Day, voc)
- Southern Can Mama

- My Baby's Gone
- Painful Blues (Ruth Day, voc)
- Razor Ball
- Stole Rider Blues
- God Don't Like It
- Scarey Day Blues
- Atlanta Strut

Blind Willie McTell discography

notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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= Yazoo L-1037

= Yazoo 1037HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10381974Lonesome Road Blues
15 Years in the Mississippi Delta 1926 - 1941

Big Joe Williams
- Little Leg Woman
Arthur Pettis
- Good Boy Blues
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Street Walkin'
Mississippi Bracey
- Stered Gal
- Cherry Ball
Sam Collins
- My Road Is Rough And Rocky
- Lonesome Road Blues

Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
Freddie Spruell
- Milk Cow Blues
- Tom Cat Blues
Skip James
- I'm So Glad
Robert Lockwood
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Johnny Temple
- The Evil Devil Blues
The Mississippi Moaner
- It's Cold In China Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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Yazoo L-1038

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= Yazoo CD 1038 (1992?)

L-10391973Tampa Red
Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937


Frankie Jaxon
- It's Heated
Tampa Red
- You Got To Reap What You Sow
Tampa Red
- What Is It That Tastes Like Gravy
- Black Eye Blues (20898-1)
Tampa Red
- The Duck Yas Yas Yas
Madlyn Davis
- It's Red Hot
Georgia Tom
- If You Want Me To Love You

Tampa Red
- No Matter How She Done It
Tampa Red
- Through Train Blues
Tampa Red
- Seminole Blues
Madlyn Davis
- Too Black Bad
Tampa Red
- Come On Mama Do That Dance
Tampa Red
- Denver Blues
Lil Johnson
- House Rent Scuffle
notes by John Miller
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Yazoo L-1039
L-10401974Mama Let Me Lay It On You 1926-1936

Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
- Whiskey And Gin Blues
Irene Scruggs
- Itching Heel
Smith And Harper
- Poor Girl
Willie Walker
- South Carolina Rag - take 1
Blind Blake
- Chump Man Blues
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Every Day In The Week Blues
Walter Coleman
- Mama Let Me Lay It On You

Josh White
- Good Gal
Leola B. Wilson
- Wilson Dam
- Black And Tan
Spark Plug Smith
- Vampire Women
Blind Blake
- Sweet Jivin' Mama
Smith And Harper
- Insurance Policy Blues
Charlie Manson
- Nineteen Women Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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Yazoo 1040

= Yazoo CD 1040 [1991]

L-10411974Georgia Tom Dorsey 1928 -1932
Come On Mama Do That Dance


Tom Dorsey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues
Frankie Jaxon
- Jive Man Blues
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
- How Can You Have The Blues?
Jane Lucas & Georgia Tom
- Come On Mama
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
- The Doctor's Blues
Georgia Tom & Tampa Red
- Crow Jane Alley
Georgia Tom Dorsey
- If You See My Saviour

Bertha Chippie Hill
- Some Cold Rainy Day
Georgia Tom Dorsey
- Rollin' Mill Blues
Stovepipe Johnson
- Devilish Blues
Georgia Tom Dorsey
- Second-handed Woman Blues
Georgia Tom Dorsey
- How About You?
Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom
- Gym's Too Much For Me
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
- But They Got It Fixed Right On

cover artwork by Garry Bready
notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1041
L-10421974Uptown Blues
A Decade Of Guitar-Piano Duets 1927-1937

Big Bill Broonzy
- Mountain Blues
Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Sweet Miss Stella Blues
Bo Carter
- When You Left
Charlie Campbell
- Goin' Away Blues
Teddy Darby
- My Leona Blues
Down Home Blues
- You Do It
Leola Manning
- He Fans Me

Rufus & Ben Quillian
- Good Feeling Blues
Watson's Pullman Porters
- Barbecue Blues
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Policy Blues
Willie Harris
- What Makes A Tom Cat Blue?
Mack Rhinehart & Brownie Stubblefield
- Uptown Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
- Papa's On The Housetop
Charley Spand
- Ain't Gonna Stand For That

cover artwork by Garry Bready
notes by Stephen Calt
and John Miller
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Yazoo L-1042

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= Yazoo CD 1042 YAZ
(1993)

L-10431974Please Warm My Weiner
Old Time Hokum Blues

Whistling Bob Howe & Franke Griggs
- The Coldest Stuff In Town [actually "The Hottest Stuff In Town"]
Tommie Bradley & James Cole
- Adam And Eve
Buddie Burton
- Ham Fatchet Blues Part 1
Georgia Tom & Tampa Red
- The Alley Crap Game
Rufus K Ben Quillian
- Satisfaction Blues
Hokum Boys
- I Had To Give Up Gym
Papa Charlie Jackson
- You Put It In, I'll Take It Out
Butterbeans & Susie
- Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama
Robert & Charlie Hicks
- Darktown Gambling - The Crap Game
The Yazoo All Stars[actually "The Paramount All Stars"]
- Hometown Skiffle Part 1
- Hometown Skiffle Part 2
Memphis Minnie
- Banana Man Blues
Leola B & Kid Wesley Wilson
- Uncle Joe
Bo Carter
- Please Warm My Weiner



Yazoo L-1043

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1321 (Jp 2007)

= Yazoo 1043HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10441974Fred Van Eps & Vess L. Ossman
Kings Of The Banjo Ragtime


Vess L. Ossman
- Smoky Mokes
- Peaceful Henry
- Yankee Land
- The Smiler
- Popularity
- Rusty Rags Medley
- St. Louis Tickle

Fred van Eps
- Red Pepper Rag
- Black Diamond Rag
- Whipped Cream Rag
- Ragtime Oriole
- Junk Man Rag
- Policy King
- White Wash Man

cover artwork by Garry Bready
notes by David A. Jasen
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Yazoo L-1044
L-10451974?String Ragtime
- To Do This You Got To Know How


Jim & Bob
- Sweet Georgia Brown
Nap Hayes & Martin Prater
- Somethin' Doin'
East Texas Serenaders
- Arizona Stomp
Chauncey C Lee
- Banjo Rag
Robert Maxwell
- Spaghetti Rag
John Dilleshaw & The String Marvell
- Cotton Patch Rag
Lonnie Johnson
- To Do This You Got To Know How

David Apollon
- Mandolin Blues
- Russian Rag
Walker's Corbin Ramblers
- E Rag
Herald Goodman and his Tennessee Valley Boys
- Banjo Rag
Bob Roberts
- Persian Lamb Rag
Louie Blue & Ted Bogan
- State Street Rag
Dallas String Band
- Dallas Rag

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong
notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1045
L-10461975The Voice Of The Blues
Bottleneck Guitar Masterpieces

Barbecue Bob
- Goin' Up The Country
The Georgia Browns
- Decatur Street 81
Ramblin' Thomas
- Ground Hog Blues
Tampa Kid
- Keep On Trying
The Hokum Boys
- Selling That Stuff
The Too Bad Boys
- Corrine Corrine Blues
Sister O. M. Terrell
- I Want You To Lead Me On
Sam Butler
- Jefferson County Blues
Oscar "Buddy" Woods
- Come On Over To My House Baby
- Laughing Rag
Irene Scruggs
- The Voice Of The Blues
Jimmie Davis
- She's A Hum Dum Dinger From Dingersville
Blind Willie Davis
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Georgia Cotton Pickers
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy

cover and back liner artwork by Robert Armstrong
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Yazoo 1046

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Yazoo CD 1046 [1992]

10471975Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir

- I'm A Bear In A Ladies Boudoir
- Hard Hearted Hannah
- For No Good Reason At All
- I'll See You In My Dreams
- Charley, My Boyl
- Whole The Meanest Gal In Town, Josephine
- Stack O'Lee Part 1

- Stack O'Lee Part 2
- Insufficient Sweetie
- Alabamy Bound
- It Had To Be You
- I Want To Walk In Again Blues
- California
- I'm Going To Give It To Mary With Love

cover artwork by R. Crumb
notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo 1047

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1322 (Jp 2007)

L-10481975Harry Reser
Banjo Crackerjax 1922-1930


- Lollypops
- Frosted Chocolate
- Heebe Jeebes
- Send Back My Honeyman
- The Cat And The Dog
- Crazy Jol
- Flaperette

- Crackerjack
- Kitten On The Keys
- Easy Goin'
- Sugar Blues
- The Old Town Pump
- Pickin's
- Fair And Warmer

cover artwork by Bob Armstrong
notes by David Jasen
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Yazoo L-1048
L-10491975Casey Bill Weldon & Kokomo Arnold:
Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters Of The 1930s


Casey Bill Weldon
- You Just As Well Let Her Go
- Go Ahead, Buddy
- Lady Doctor Blues
- The Big Boat
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Back Door Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- The Twelves (The Dirty Dozens)
- I'll Be Up Someday
- Busy Bootin'
- Sagefield Woman Blues
- Back To The Woods ca
- Salty Dog
- Feels So Good

cover artwork by R. Crumb

Kokomo Arnold discography

Casey Bill Weldon discography

notes by Stephen Calt
& John Miller
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Yazoo L-1049

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo CD 1049 YAZ (1992)??)

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1323 (Jp 2007)

= Yazoo 1049HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10501975Furry Lewis: In His Prime 1927-1928

- Good Looking Girl Blues
- Falling Down Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues
- Furry's Blues
- Mistreatin' Mamma
- Cannonball Blues
- I Will Turn Your Money Green (alt tk)

- Jellyroll
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues
- Kassis Jones Part 1
- Kassis Jones Part 2
- Everybody's Blues
- Rock Island Blues
- Judge Harsh Blues (alt tk)

Furry Lewis discography

notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1050

= CD 1050 YAZ

L-10511975The Hokum Boys
You Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff


- You Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff
- Gambler's Blues
- Put Your Mind On It
- Went To His Head
- We Don't Sell It Here No More
- I Was Afraid Of That Ptl
- Let Me Have It

- Hokum Blues
- Pat-A-Foot Blues
- Only The Blues (uniss)
- Selling That Stuff
- Ain't Goin' That Way
- It's All Gone Now
- I Was Afraid Of That Part 2

cover artwork by R. Crumb

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Yazoo L-1051

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1324 (Jp 2007)

= Yazoo 1051HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10521976?Roy Smeck plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukelele and Guitar (1926 - 1949)

- 12th Street Rag
- Frettin' Blues
- Shuffle Off To Buffalo
- Limehouse Blues
- Nifty Pickin'
- Tough Pickin'
- Slippery Fingers

- Steel Guitar Rag
- Tiger Rag
- Guitarese
- Farewell Blues
- Ukelele Bounce
- Bugle Call Rag
- Laughing Rag

cover art design by R. Crumb
notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1052
L-10531976Harmonica Blues
Great Harmonica Performances of the 1920s and '30s

Freeman Stowers
- Railroad Blues
State Street Boys
- Crazy About You
Carver Boys
- Wang Wang Harmonica Blues
Lee Brown
- My Driving Wheel
Ashley & Foster
- Bay Rum Blues
Robert Hill
- I'm Going To Write And Tell Mother
Chuck Darling
- Blowin' The Blues

Chuck Darling
- Harmonica Rag
Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues
Jazz Gillum
- I Want You By My Side
Alfred Lewis
- Friday Moan Blues
Chicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton
- House Snake Blues
Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
- Need More Blues
De Ford Bailey
- Davidson County Blues

cover artwork by R. Crumb

notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1053

click to enlarge!
= Yazoo CD 1053 YAZ
(19??)

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1325 (Jp 2007)

= Yazoo 1053HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10541976Clifford Hayes and The Dixieland Jug Blowers

Dixieland Jug Blowers
- You'd Better Leave Me Alone Sweet
Clifford Hayes
- Everybody Wants My Tootelum
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- National Blues (tk3)
Clifford Hayes
- Clef Club Stomp
Ben Ferguson
- Please Don't Holler Mama
Clifford Hayes
- Dance Hall Shuffle
- Barefoot Stomp

Ben Ferguson
- Try And Treat Her Right
Clifford Hayes
- You're Ticklin' Me (tkl)
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Love Blues
Clifford Hayes
- Bye Bye Blues
- Heyl I Am Blue
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- If You Can't Make It Easy (tkl)
Clifford Hayes
- Blue Guitar Stomp

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong
notes by Fred E. Cox
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Yazoo L-1054
L-10551976?Hawaiian Guitar Hot Shots

King Benny Nawahi
- Tickling The Strings *
Sol Hoopii
- In Ma-la-ka-mo-ka-lu
Kane's Hawaiians
- Hilo
Jim And Bob
- By The Waters Of The Minnetonka
Hauulea Entertainers
- 12th Street Rag
Pale K Lua
- Kohala March
Hauulea Entertainers
- Railroad Blues

Roy Smeck
- My Little Grass Shack
King Queen And Jack
- Stack-o-lee Blues
Hanapi Trio
- Indiana March
Franchini And Dettborn
- Palakiko Blues Cn
Hauulea Entertainers
- Ellis March F3
Master's Hawaiian's
- Hawaiian Stormy Weather
Sol Hoopii
- Right Or Wrong

cover and liner artwork by Robert Armstrong
notes by Robert Armstrong
and Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1055

* re-released on CD
King Bennie Nawahi:
"Hawaiian String Virtuoso /
Classic Acoustic Steel Guitar
Recordings of the 1920's"
Shanachie CD

L-10561977Frank Stokes
Creator Of The Memphis Blues


- Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon
- Memphis Rounders Blues
- Unnamed Blues
- Stomp That Thing
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It
- Nehi Mamma Blues
- It's A Good Thing
- You Shall
- It Won't Be Long Now
- Mistreatin' Blues
- Wasn't That Doggin' Me
- 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do Part 2
- Sweet To Mama
- Beale Town Bound

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong

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Yazoo L-1056
L-10571977?Pioneers Of The Jazz Guitar

Lonnie Johnson And Eddie Lang
- Handful Of Riffs
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress
- Feeling My Way
Nick Lucas
- Teasing The Frets
John Cali & Tony Guttuso
- A Study In Brown
Carl Kress & Dick McDonough
- Heat Wave
Dick McDonough
- Dick Bernstein Ramble
John Cali & Tony Guttuso
- Hittin' On All Six

Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang
- Hot Fingers
Carl Kress & Dick McDonough
- Stage Fright
Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang
- Have To Change Keys To Play These Blues
John Cali & Tony Guttuso
- Satan Takes A Holiday
Nick Lucas Picking
- The Guitar
Dick McDonough
- Chasing A Buck
Carl Kress & Dick McDonough
- Chicken A La Swing

cover and liner artwork by Bob Armstrong
notes by Stephen Calt,
Woody Mann & John
Miller
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Yazoo L-1057
L-10581977?Blind Willie Johnson: Praise God I'm Satisfied

- Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
- Dark Was The Night-Cold Was The Ground
- Praise God I'm Satisfied
- Bye And Bye I'm Going To-See The King
- You're Gonna Need Somebody On YourBond
- When The War Was On
- God Moves On The'Water

- I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
- God Don't Never Change
- The Rain Don't Fall On Me
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Jesus Is Coming Soon
- Mother's Children Have A Hard Time

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong

Blind Willie Johnson discography

notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1058

= Yazoo CD 1058 YAZ [1989]

= Yazoo 1058HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10591977?Eddie Lang: Jazz Guitar Virtuoso

- Prelude (Rachmaninoff Op 3. No 2)
- Pickin' My Way
- Rainbow Dreams
- Blue Guitars
- April Kisses
- I'll Never Be The Same
- Blue Room

- Eddie's Twister
- Midnight Call Blues
- Perfect
- A Little Love, A Little Kiss
- Melody Man's Dream
- Feeling My Way
- Church Street Sobbin' Blues

cover artwork by Robert Crumb
notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1059
L-10601979?Blind Boy Fuller: Truckin' My Blues Away

- Truckin' My Blues Away
- Untrue Blues
- Homesick And Lonesome Blues
- You Never Can Tell
- Mamie
- Jivin' Woman Blues
- Funny Feeling Blues

- I Crave My Pigmeat
- Meat Shakin' Woman
- Walking My Troubles Away
- Painful Hearted Man
- Corrine What Makes You Treat Me So?
- Sweet Honey Hole
- Weeping Willow

cover artwork by R. Crumb
notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1060

= Yazoo 1060HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10611979?Fun On The Frets
Early Jazz Guitar

Carl Kress & Tony Mottola
- Fun On The Frets
- Jazz In G
- Sarong Number
- The Camel Walks
- Blonde On The Loose
- Serenade
- Squeeze Box Swing
- Sharp As A Tack
- Nobody's Idea
- Boogie Woogle For Guitar

Carl Kress & Dick McDonough
- Danzon
- I've Got A Feeling You're Fooling
Carl Kress
- Peg Leg Shuffle W
- Sutton Mutton (Taking It On The Lamb)
George van Eps
- I Wrote It For Jo
- Kay's Fantasy
- Tea For Two
- Once In A While

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong

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Yazoo L-1061
L-10621979?Joe Venuti
1927 to 1934 Violin Jazz


- Sensation
- Apple Blossoms
- Raggin' The Scale
- Satan's Holiday
- A Mug Of Ale
- Hey! Young Fella
- Wild Cat

- The Wild Dog
- Sweet Lorraine
- Kickin' The Cat
- Jig Saw Puzzle Blues
- Hiawatha's Lullaby
- Four String Joe
- Goin' Places

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong
notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1062
L-10631979?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

- 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

cover artwork by Michael Kanarek
notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo 1063

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Yazoo CD 1063 [1991?]

L-10641970Bo Carter: Banana In Your Fruit Basket
Red Hot Blues 1931-36

- All Around Man
- Banana In Your Fruit Basket
- Pig Meat Is What I Crave
- Pussy Cat Blues
- My Pencil Won't Write No More
- Ants In My Pants
- Cigarette Blues

- Howling Tom Cat Blues
- What Kind Of Scent Is-This?
- Mashing That Thing
- Blue Runner Blues
- Don't Mash My Digger So Deep
- Pin In Your Cushion
- Ram Rod Daddy

cover artwork by Robert Crumb
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Yazoo L-1064

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= Yazoo CD 1064

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1326 (Jp 2007)

= Yazoo 1064HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10651979Mississippi John Hurt
1928 Sessions


- Got The Blues Can't Be Satisfied
- Louis Collins
- Blue Harvest Blues
- Avalon Blues
- Blessed Be The Name
- Nobody's Dirty Business
- Frankie

- Ain't No Tellin'
- Big Leg Blues
- Stack 0 Lee Blues
- Praying On The Old Camp Ground
- Spike Driver Blues
- Candy Man Blues

mastering and production: Nick Perls
cover artwork by Robert Burger

Mississippi John Hurt discography

notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1065

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= Yazoo CD 1065

= Yazoo 1065HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10661980?Dave Apollon
Mandolin Virtuoso


- Who
- Perfidia
- Two Guitars
- St. Louis Blues
- A Media Luz
- Czardas
- Star Duet
- Mandolin Blues

- Russian Rag
- Begin The Beguine
- Love Me Or Leave Me
- Spanish Fantasy
- Gypsy Aire
- No Te Enganes Corazon
- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Dark Eyes

cover artwork by Michael Kanarek
notes by David Grisman
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Yazoo L-1066
L-10671981Memphis Jug Band

Yazoo DLP 1067 / Air Mail AIRAC-1327/28 track sequence:
- I'll See You In The Spring, When The Birds Begin To Sing #
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Cave Man Blues 1-3 #
- Gator Wobble
- Beale Street Mess Around
- Memphis Yo Yo Blues #
- Stealin' Stealin'

- Lindberg Hop
- Fourth St. Mess Around
- Memphis Boy Blues
- Taking Your Place
- On The Road Again
- Tired Of You Driving Me #
- Cocaine Habit Blues


- Oh Ambulance Man
- K.C. Moan
- You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back
- The Old Folks Started It
- Newport News Blues - take 1
- Everybody's Talking About Sadie Green
- Little Green Slippers

- Spider's Nest Blues #
- Sometimes I Think I Love You
- She Stays Out All Night Long
- Insane Crazy Blues
- Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
- What's The Matter?
- Whitewash Station Blues

# not on Yazoo CD 1067



Yazoo CD 1067 YAZ track sequence (23 tracks only):
- Lindberg Hop
- On The Road Again
- Stealin' Stealin'
- Insane Crazy Blues
- K.C. Moan
- Cocaine Habit Blues
- Newport News Blues - take 1
- Whitewash Station Blues
- The Old Folks Started It
- Everybody's Talking About Sadie Green
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Gator Wobble
- Little Green Slippers
- Taking Your Place
- Sometimes I Think I Love You
- Memphis Boy Blues
- Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
- What's The Matter?
- Oh Ambulance Man
- Beale Street Mess Around
- She Stays Out All Night Long
- You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back
- Fourth St. Mess Around

cover artwork by R. Crumb

Memphis Jug Band discography

DLP
notes by Bengt Olsson
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Yazoo L 1067

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(=) Yazoo CD 1067 YAZ
(1990) [23 tracks only !]

Original notes by Bengt
Olsson + Japanese notes
by Kazunari Sugano
& Shinichi Ogawa
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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1327/28 (Jp 2007)
[28 tracks !]

= Yazoo 1067HLP
[180g reissue DLP]

L-10681984Blind Blake
Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker


- Blind Arthur's Breakdown
- C.C. Pill Blues
- Black Biting Bee Blues (Leola B. Wilson)
- Hard Pushing Papa
- Black Dog Blues
- Georgia Bound
- Hastings St.

- Skeedle Loo Doo Blues
- Rope Stretching Blues - Part 1
- Chump Man Blues
- Diddie Wa Diddie
- Sweet Jivin' Mama
- Itching Reel (Irene Scruggs)
- Too Tight Blues No. 2


- Southern Rag
- One Time Blues
- Playing Policy Blues
- Hey Hey Daddy Blues
- Sweet Papa Low Down
- Police Dog Blues
- Wilson Dam (Leola B. Wilson)

- Come On Boys Lets Do That Messin' Around
- You Gonna Quit Me Blues
- Let Your Love Come Down (Bertha Henderson)
- Bad Feeling Blues
- Righteous Blues
- Down The Country Blues (Leola B. Wilson)
- Seaboard Stomp

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong

Blind Blake discography

DLP
notes by Steve Calt
and Woody Mann
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Yazoo L-1068

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= CD 1068 YAZ (1990)

L-10691984Blind Lemon Jefferson
King Of The Country Blues


- Broke And Hungry
- Stocking Feet Blues
- Lonesome House Blues
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
- Got The Blues
- Black Horse Blues

- One Dime Blues
- Corrina Blues
- Rabbit Foot Blues
- Oil Well Blues
- Shuckin' Sugar Blues
- He Arose From The Dead
- That Crawlin' Baby Blues


- Match Box Blues
- Easy Rider Blues
- Booger Rooger Blues
- Right Of Way Blues
- Big Might Blues
- Booster Blues
- Dry Southern Blues

- Bad Luck Blues
- Prison Cell Blues
- Rambler Blues
- Gone Dead On You Blues
- Wartime Blues
- Beggin' Back
- Long Lonesome Blues

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong
notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1069

= CD 1069 YAZ (1990)

L-10701984?Yazoo's History Of Jazz

James P. Johnson - Carolina Shout
Jimmy Noone & Earl Hines - Monday Date
Mary Lou Williams - Night Life
King Oliver - Chimes Blues
Jasper Taylor - Stomp Time Blues
Junie Cobb - Chicago Buzz
Jabbo Smith & Ikey Robinson - Jazz Battle
Albert Wynn - Parkway Stomp

Muggsy Spanier & Sidney Bechet - That's A Plenty
Fletcher Henderson - Hay Foot, Straw Foot
Dennis Notin - Kansas City Shuffle
Bix Beiderbecke - Clementine
Jelly Roll Morton - Sweet Peter
Duke Ellington - Past And Furious
Benny Goodman - Muskrat Ramble
Thomas "Fats" Waller - Lookin' Good But Feelin' Bad

cover and back artwork by Robert Crumb
notes by David Jasen
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Yazoo L-1070

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1329 (Jp 2007)

L-10711985Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

- "Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom
- Don't Fish In My Sea
- Booze And Blues
- Farewell Daddy Blues
- Stack O'Lee Blues
- Black Eye Blues
- Oh Papa Blues

- Blues Oh Blues
- Shave 'Em Dry Blues
- Lucky Rock Blues
- Screech Owl Blues
- Georgia Cake Walk
- Sleep Talking Blues
- Yonder Come The Blues

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong

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Yazoo L-1071

= CD 1071 YAZ [1991]

L-10721986Skip James: The Complete 1931 Session

- Devil Got My Woman
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
- Hard Luck Child
- Drunken Spree
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- Be Ready When He Comes
- How Long "Buck"
- I'm So Glad
- Cherry Ball Blues

- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- 4 O'Clock Blues
- Jesus Is A MIghty Good Leader
- Yola My Blues Away
- What Am I To Do Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues

cover artwork by George Underwood

Skip James discography

notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L-1072

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Yazoo CD 2009 (1994)
"The Complete Early
Recordings - 1930"

= Yazoo 1072HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10731986The Roots Of Robert Johnson

Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
Leroy Carr
- When The Sun Goes Down
Son House
- Preachin' The Blues - part 1
Lonnie Johnson
- Life Saver Blues
- Red River Blues
Charley Patton
- Revenue Man Blues

Son House
- My Black Mama - part 1
Skip James
- 22-20 Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Roll And Tumble Blues
The Mississippi Sheiks
- Sitting On Top Of The World
Scrapper Blackwell
- Kokomo Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Go Ahead, Buddy
Johnnie Temple
- Lead Pencil Blues

cover artwork by Malcolm Kirton

Robert Johnson discography

notes by Stephen Calt
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Yazoo L-1073
L-10741986?King Bennie Nawahi
Hot Hawaiian Guitar
1928 to ca. 1949

- Ukelele Benny *
- Singing In The Bathtub *
- Tickling The Strings *
- I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All
- California Blues *
- Wiggle Yo Toes *
- Honolulu Bound *
- May Day Is Lei Day In Hawaii *
- I've Seen My Baby (And It Won't Be Long Now) *
- My Girl From The South Sea Isles *
- Hawaiian Capers *
- Black Boy Blues *
- Guitar Rhythm *
- My Little Brownie *
- Mauna Kea *
- The Big Feet Rag *

cover artwork by Robert Armstrong

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Yazoo L-1074

* re-released on CD
King Bennie Nawahi:
"Hawaiian String Virtuoso /
Classic Acoustic Steel Guitar
Recordings of the 1920's"

L-1075  never issued
L-1076  never issued
10771989Robert Wilkins: The Original Rolling Stone

- I'll Go With Her
- Rollin' Stone - Part 1
- Get Away Blues
- Alabama Blues
- I Do Blues
- Long Train Blues
- That's No Way To Get Along

- Fallin' Down Blues
- Jailhouse Blues
- Losin' Out Blues
- Rollin' Stone - Part 2
- Old Jim Canan's
- Nashville Stonewall
- Police Sergeant Blues

cover artwork by Michael Kanarek

Robert Wilkins discography

notes by Steve Calt
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Herwin 215 (1980)

= Yazoo L-1077 (1989)

= Yazoo CD 1077 (1991)

10781990Blind Willie Johnson:
Sweeter As The Years Go By


- John The Revelator
- You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond
- Let Your Light Shine On Me
- Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
- Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying
- If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down
- If It Had Not Been For Jesus
- Church, I'm Fully Saved Today

- Soul Of Man
- I'm Gonna Run To The City of Refuge
- Can't Nobody Hide From God
- Sweeter As The Years Go By
- Go With Me To That Land
- Trouble Will Soon Be Over
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It
- Take Your Stand

front cover artwork by Fred Carlson

Blind Willie Johnson discography

notes by David Evans
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Yazoo CD 1078 YAZ
Yazoo 1078 (cassette)
10791990Crying Sam Collins and his Git-Fiddle: Jailhouse Blues

- Devil In The Lion's Den
- Slow Mama Slow
- The Jailhouse Blues
- Riverside Blues
- New Salty Dog
- Yellow Dog Blues
- Pork Chop Blues
- Dark Cloudy Blues

- Hesitation Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Do That Thing
- I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart
- Loving Lady Blues
- Midnight Special Blues
- Lead Me All The Way
- Graveyard Digger's Blues

Crying Sam Collins discography

notes by Chris Smith
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Yazoo 1079
L-1080/811990Henry Thomas Sings The Texas Blues!

OJL 3 track sequenze:
- John Henry
- Cottonfield Blues
- 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
- When The Train Comes Along
- Bull Doze Blues
- Texas Easy Street
- Texas Worried Blues

Herwin / Yazoo DLP track sequence:
- 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

Yazoo cover artwork by Fred Carlson

Herwin H 209 inner gatefold

Henry Thomas discography




OJL 3 (1962)
OJL discography

DLP
notes by Mack McCormick



= Herwin H 209 (1975)
"Henry Thomas"
Herwin discography

notes by Mack McCormick



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


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

1082/831989 

Herwin H 208 gatefold / notes

Cannon's Jug Stompers
The Complete Works In Chronological Order 1927-1930 including Gus Cannon as Banjo Joe

Herwin / Yazoo DLP track sequence:
- 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 #
- Minglewood Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Madison Street Rag

- Springdale Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Pig Ankel Strut
- Noah's Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Feather Bed
- Cairo Rag
- Bugle Call Rag


- Viola Lee Blues - 1
- Viola Lee Blues - 2 #
- Riley's Wagon #
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beale #
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In

- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues

# not on Yazoo CD

Yazoo CD track sequence:
- Minglewood Blues
- Walk Right In
- Going To Germany
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Bugle Call Rag
- Prison Wall Blues
- Feather Bed
- Noah's Blues
- Wolf River Blues
- Madison Street Rag
- Viola Lee Blues
- Cairo Rag
- Last Chance Blues
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Money Never Runs Out
- Pig Ankel Strut
- Jonestown Blues
- The Rooster Crowing Blues
- Hollywood Rag
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Big Railroad Blues

Yazoo cover design and hand lettering by Fred Carlson

Cannon's Jug Stompers discography

DLP
notes by Bengt Olsson



Herwin H 208

Herwin discography

DLP [no gatefold]
notes by Bengt Olsson
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notes by Bengt Olsson
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2000 CD series
 

CD 20011991Charley Patton
Founder of the Delta Blues

Yazoo L-1020 track sequence (28 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
- Down The Dirt Road Blues
- Pony Blues
- Banty Rooster Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Tom Rushen Blues

- A Spoonful Blues
- Shake It And Break It
- Going To Move To Alabama
- Elder Green Blues
- Frankie And Albert #
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone
- Green River Blues


- Hammer Blues
- When Your Way Gets Dark
- High Water Everywhere Part 1
- High Water Everywhere Part 2
- Rattlesnake Blues #
- Running Wild Blues #
- Dry Well Blues

- Moon Going Down
- Bird Nest Bound
- High Sheriff Blues
- Stone Pony Blues
- 34 Blues
- Revenue Man Blues #
- Poor Me

# tracks not on Yazoo CD 1020

Yazoo L-1020 (1st release 1970) gatefold
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Yazoo L-1020 (2nd release 198?) gatefold
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Yazoo CD 1020 track sequence (24 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
- Down The Dirt Road Blues
- Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
- Green River Blues
- A Spoonful Blues
- Moon Going Down
- Tom Rushen Blues
- Elder Green Blues
- When Your Way Gets Dark
- Dry Well Blues
- High Water Everywhere Part 1
- High Water Everywhere Part 2
- Shake It And Break It
- Pony Blues
- Bird Nest Bound
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone
- Banty Rooster Blues
- 34 Blues
- High Sheriff Blues
- Stone Pony Blues
- Hammer Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Going To Move To Alabama
- Poor Me

Yazoo CD 2001 track sequence (23 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Revenue Man Blues (2:43)
- Some Summer Day (3:01)
- Hang It On The Wall (2:46)
- You Gonna Need Somebody When You Die (2:59)
- Jim Lee Blues (Part 1) (3:05)
- Pea Vine Blues (3:06)
- Elder Greene Blues (unissued tk 2) (2:59)
- Love My Stuff (2:59)
- Hammer Blues (unissued tk 1) (3:14)
- Rattlesnake Blues (2:47)
- I'm Goin' Home (3:05)
- Jersey Bull Blues (3:13)
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone (unissued tk 1) (2:54)
- Lord I'm Discouraged (3:08)
- Oh Death (2:52)
- Running Wild Blues (2:57)
- Prayer Of Death (Part 1) (3:06)
- Prayer Of Death (Part 2) (2:50)
- Some Happy Day (3:11)
- Troubled 'Bout My Mother (2:57)
- I Shall Not Be Moved (3:05)
- Mean Black Cat Blues (2:58)
- Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker (2:55)

Yazoo CD 2010 track sequence (26 tracks):
remastered by Richard Nevins
- Down The Dirt Road Blues (2:57)
- Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues (3:08)
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues (3:07)
- Stone Pony Blues (2:53)
- It Won't Be Long (3:24)
- Shake It And Break It (3:11)
- Magnolia Blues (3:12)
- Dry Well Blues (3:21)
- High Water Everywhere Part I (3:08)
- High Water Everywhere Part II (3:07)
- Green River Blues (3:10)
- Bird Nest Bound (3:13)
- High Sheriff Blues (3:12)
- A Spoonful Blues (3:14)
- Moon Going Down (3:18)
- Pony Blues (3:01)
- Elder Green Blues (3:04)
- Banty Rooster Blues (3:05)
- Some Of These Days (3:18)
- Tom Rushen Blues (3:08)
- 34 Blues (2:59)
- Going To Move To Alabama (3:01)
- Hammer Blues (3:16)
- Poor Me (2:59)
- When Your Ways Get Dark (3:07)
- Devil Sent The Rain (3:08)

Charley Patton discography

DLP
inner gatefold plus
8 page booklet containing
notes & lyrics by Stephen
Calt, Jerry Epstein, John
Fahey, Don Kent, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
& Alan Wilson
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= Yazoo L-1020
(2nd rel. 198?) [28 tracks]

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= Yazoo 1020 cassette
[28 tracks]

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(=) Yazoo CD 1020 [1989]
[24 tracks only!]

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= Vivid VSCD-1085 (Jp 1989)

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(=) Yazoo CD 2001 (1991)
"King Of The Delta Blues"
[23 tracks!]

notes by Stephen Calt
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(=) Yazoo CD 2010 (1995)
"Founder of The Delta Blues"
[26 tracks!]

notes by Stephen Calt
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(=) Yazoo 1020HLP (2011)
[180g DLP, no gatefold]
[28 tracks]

CD 20021991Masters Of The Delta Blues: The Friends Of Charlie Patton

- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Tommy Johnson
- I Am In The Heavenly Way - Bukka White
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Brown Mama Blues - Ishman Bracey
- On The Wall - Louise Johnson
- Walking Blues (Unissued Test) - Son House
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Promise True And Grand - Bukka White
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson
- My Black Mama (Part 1) - Son House
- My Black Mama (Part 2) - Son House
- Yellow Bee - Bertha Lee
- Long Way From Home - Louise Johnson
- M And O Blues - Willie Brown
- Button Up Shoes (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Mind Reader Blues - Bertha Lee
- Lonesome Home Blues (Take 1, Unissued Test) - Tommy Johnson
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Dry Spell Blues (Part 2) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 1) - Son House
- Preachin' The Blues (Part 2) - Son House

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2002
CD 20031991Washington Phillips: I Am Born To Preach The Gospel

- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- Left Him Up That's All
- Jesus Is My Friend
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- Train Your Child
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 2

Washington Phillips discography

notes by Pat Conte

Yazoo CD 2003
CD 20041991Sleepy John Estes: I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More

- Milk Cow Blues
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
- Someday Baby Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Black Mattie Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Drop Down Mama
- Street Car Blues
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Blues
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Poor John Blues
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Diving Duck Blues
- Down South Blues
- Clean Up At Home
- Floating Bridge

Sleepy John Estes discography

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2004
CD 20051992Barbeque Bob: Chocolate To The Bone

- Motherless Child Blues
- Spider And The Fly
- Yo Yo Blues
- Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
- California Blues
- She's Coming
- Barbecue Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Ease It To Me Blues
- Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home
- Diddle-Da-Diddle
- Going Up The Country
- Atlanta Moan
- Good Time Rounder
- It's Just Too Bad
- Twistin' Your Stuff
- Chocolate To The Bone
- Black Skunk Blues
- Jacksonville Blues
- She Shook Her Gin

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Yazoo CD 2005
CD 20061992The Mississippi Sheiks: Stop And Listen

- Stop And Listen Blues
- Lonely One In This Town
- The World Is Going Wrong
- She Ain't No Good
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Too Long
- That's It
- Bootleggers' Blues
- Somebody's Got To Help You
- Jail Bird Love Song
- Shooting High Dice
- Tell Me To Do It Right
- Sales Tax
- Livin' In A Strain ("unissued", Agram AB 2003)
- Sweet Maggie
- She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
- Please Baby
- I've Got Blood In My Eyes For You
- Kind Treatment
- He Calls That Religion

prod. by Don Kent, Stefan Grossman & Richard Nevins; remastered by Richard Nevins
front cover art work by Frederick Carlson

Mississippi Sheiks discography

notes by
Stephen Calt, Don Kent
and Michael Stewart
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Yazoo CD 2006
CD 20071994Mississippi Masters
Early American Blues Classics 1927 - 35

Garfield Akers - Dough Roller Blues
William Harris - Kansas City Blues
Otto Virgial - Litle Girl In Rome
Mattie Delaney - Tallahatchie River Blues
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words
Joe Calicott - Fare Thee Well Blues
Williams Harris - Bullfrog Blues
John D. Fox - The Moaning Blues
Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas - Pick Poor Robin Clean
Blind Joe Reynolds - Outside Woman Blues
King Solomon Hill - Gone Dead Train
Garfield Akers - Cottonfield Blues Part 1
Garfield Akers - Cottonfield Blues Part 2
Williams Harris - Hot Time Blues
Geeshie Wiley - Skinny Leg Blues
Blind Joe Reynolds - Third Street Woman Blues
John D. Fox- Worried Man Blues
Mattie Delaney - Down The Big Road Blues
King Solomon Hill - Whoopee Blues
Elvie Thomas - Motherless Child Blues

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Yazoo CD 2007
CD 20081994Memphis Masters
Early American Blues Classics   1927-1934

- Country Woman - Will Batts
- Death Bell Blues - Tom Dickson
- Billy Lyons and Stackolee - Furry Lewis
- Pile Driver Blues - Joe McCoy
- I'm Going Away Blues - Frank Stokes
- Little Rock Blues - Pearl Dickson
- Beale Street Breakdown - Jed Davenport
- Where Is My Good Man At? - Memphis Minnie
- Doctor Medicine - South Memphis Jug Band
- Poor Boy A Long Way From Home - Gus Cannon
- Red Ripe Tomatoes - Jack Kelly
- Downtown Blues - Frank Stokes
- Last Chance Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
- Won't You Be Kind? - Hattie Hart
- Cadillac Baby - Will Batts
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- T And T Blues - Mooch Richardson
- I Let My Daddy Do That - Hattie Hart
- Old Sometime Blues - Frank Stokes

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2008
CD 20091994The Complete Early Recordings Of Skip James

- Devil Got My Woman
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
- Hard Luck Child
- Drunken Spree
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- Be Ready When He Comes
- How Long "Buck"
- I'm So Glad
- Cherry Ball Blues

- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- 4 O'Clock Blues
- Jesus Is A MIghty Good Leader
- Yola My Blues Away
- What Am I To Do Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Cypress Grove Blues

Skip James discography

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Yazoo L 1072 (1986)
"The Complete 1931 Session"

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"The Complete Early
Recordings - 1930"

CD 20101995Charley Patton
Founder of the Delta Blues

Yazoo L-1020 track sequence (28 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
- Down The Dirt Road Blues
- Pony Blues
- Banty Rooster Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Tom Rushen Blues

- A Spoonful Blues
- Shake It And Break It
- Going To Move To Alabama
- Elder Green Blues
- Frankie And Albert #
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone
- Green River Blues


- Hammer Blues
- When Your Way Gets Dark
- High Water Everywhere Part 1
- High Water Everywhere Part 2
- Rattlesnake Blues #
- Running Wild Blues #
- Dry Well Blues

- Moon Going Down
- Bird Nest Bound
- High Sheriff Blues
- Stone Pony Blues
- 34 Blues
- Revenue Man Blues #
- Poor Me

# tracks not on Yazoo CD 1020

Yazoo L-1020 (1st release 1970) gatefold
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Yazoo CD 1020 track sequence (24 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
- Down The Dirt Road Blues
- Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
- Green River Blues
- A Spoonful Blues
- Moon Going Down
- Tom Rushen Blues
- Elder Green Blues
- When Your Way Gets Dark
- Dry Well Blues
- High Water Everywhere Part 1
- High Water Everywhere Part 2
- Shake It And Break It
- Pony Blues
- Bird Nest Bound
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone
- Banty Rooster Blues
- 34 Blues
- High Sheriff Blues
- Stone Pony Blues
- Hammer Blues
- It Won't Be Long
- Going To Move To Alabama
- Poor Me

Yazoo CD 2001 track sequence (23 tracks):
mastered by Nick Perls
- Revenue Man Blues (2:43)
- Some Summer Day (3:01)
- Hang It On The Wall (2:46)
- You Gonna Need Somebody When You Die (2:59)
- Jim Lee Blues (Part 1) (3:05)
- Pea Vine Blues (3:06)
- Elder Greene Blues (unissued tk 2) (2:59)
- Love My Stuff (2:59)
- Hammer Blues (unissued tk 1) (3:14)
- Rattlesnake Blues (2:47)
- I'm Goin' Home (3:05)
- Jersey Bull Blues (3:13)
- Some These Days I'll Be Gone (unissued tk 1) (2:54)
- Lord I'm Discouraged (3:08)
- Oh Death (2:52)
- Running Wild Blues (2:57)
- Prayer Of Death (Part 1) (3:06)
- Prayer Of Death (Part 2) (2:50)
- Some Happy Day (3:11)
- Troubled 'Bout My Mother (2:57)
- I Shall Not Be Moved (3:05)
- Mean Black Cat Blues (2:58)
- Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker (2:55)

Yazoo CD 2010 track sequence (26 tracks):
remastered by Richard Nevins
- Down The Dirt Road Blues (2:57)
- Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues (3:08)
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues (3:07)
- Stone Pony Blues (2:53)
- It Won't Be Long (3:24)
- Shake It And Break It (3:11)
- Magnolia Blues (3:12)
- Dry Well Blues (3:21)
- High Water Everywhere Part I (3:08)
- High Water Everywhere Part II (3:07)
- Green River Blues (3:10)
- Bird Nest Bound (3:13)
- High Sheriff Blues (3:12)
- A Spoonful Blues (3:14)
- Moon Going Down (3:18)
- Pony Blues (3:01)
- Elder Green Blues (3:04)
- Banty Rooster Blues (3:05)
- Some Of These Days (3:18)
- Tom Rushen Blues (3:08)
- 34 Blues (2:59)
- Going To Move To Alabama (3:01)
- Hammer Blues (3:16)
- Poor Me (2:59)
- When Your Ways Get Dark (3:07)
- Devil Sent The Rain (3:08)

Charley Patton discography

DLP
inner gatefold plus
8 page booklet containing
notes & lyrics by Stephen
Calt, Jerry Epstein, John
Fahey, Don Kent, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
& Alan Wilson
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Yazoo L-1020 (1st rel. 1970) [28 tracks]

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= Yazoo L-1020
(2nd rel. 198?) [28 tracks]

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= Yazoo 1020 cassette
[28 tracks]

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(=) Yazoo CD 1020 [1989]
[24 tracks only!]

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= Vivid VSCD-1085 (Jp 1989)

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(=) Yazoo CD 2001 (1991)
"King Of The Delta Blues"
[23 tracks!]

notes by Stephen Calt
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(=) Yazoo CD 2010 (1995)
"Founder of The Delta Blues"
[26 tracks!]

notes by Stephen Calt
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(=) Yazoo 1020HLP (2011)
[180g DLP, no gatefold]
[28 tracks]

CD 20111994The Complete Early Recordings of Rev. Gary Davis

- I Belong To The Band, Hallelujah!
- The Great Change In Me
- The Angel's Message To Me
- I Saw The Light
- Lord, Stand By Me
- I Am The Light
- O Lord, Search My Heart
- Have More Faith In Jesus
- You Got To Go Down
- I Am The True Vine
- Twelve Gates To The City
- You Can Go Home
- I'm Throwin' Up My Hands (Ain't Gonna Work)
- Cross And Evil Woman Blues
- I Cannot Bear My Burden By Myself
- Meet Me At The Station

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Yazoo CD 2011
CD 20121994The Complete Early Recordings of Dennis McGee

- Mon Chère Bébé Créole
- Madame Young
- Two step de la ville platte
- Allons à Tassone
- Blues de Texas
- Happy one-step
- La valse à pop
- La valse de vacher
- One step de Mamou
- Courville and McGee waltz
- La danse carrée
- La valse pénitentiaire
- Danse des Belaires
- Jeunes gens de la campagne
- Vous m'avez donné votre parole
- One step de Chupic
- Two step de Grand Marais
- Myself
- La valse de lance au paille
- La valse des Reids
- Reel Cajun
- Desez goodbye à votre mère
- Adieu, Rosa
- La valse de Rosalie
- La valse de la puit d'huile
- On step des McGees

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Yazoo CD 2012
CD 20131995The Music of Kentucky   Vol. 1

Alfred Karnes - Called to the Foreign Field
B.F. Shelton - Pretty Polly
W.M. Stepp - The Ways of the World
Kentucky Ramblers - The Unfortunate Brakeman
Ernest Phipps and his Holiness Quartet - I Want To Go Where Jesus Is
Alex Hood's Railroad Boys - L and N Rag
Alfred Karnes - I Am Bound For The Promised Land
W.M. Stepp - Bonaparte's Retreat
Kentucky Ramblers - With My Mother Dead And Gone
Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers - A Little Talk With Jesus
Walker's Corbin Ramblers - Ned Went a Fishin'
B.F. Shelton - Darling Cora
W.M. Stepp - Callahan
Kentucky Ramblers - Ginseng Blues
Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers - If The Light Has Gone Out Of Your Soul
Alfred Karnes - We Shall All Be Reunited
W.M. Stepp and Mae Puckett - The Old Hen She Cackled
Kentucky Ramblers - Do Not Wait Till I'm Laid Beneath The Clay
B.F. Shelton - Oh Molly Dear
Ernest Phipps and his Holiness Singers - Don't Grieve On Me
W.M. Stepp and Walter Williams - Mud Fence
Alfred Karnes - Where We'll Never Grow Old
Walker's Corbin Ramblers - Ruffles And Bustles
Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers - Shine On Me
W.M. Stepp - Silver Strand
Kentucky Ramblers - Glory To The Lamb


Yazoo CD 2013
CD 20141995The Music Of Kentucky   Vol. 2

- Hard For To Love - Hayes Shepherd
- Reuben Oh Reuben - Emry Arthur
- Glory In The Meeting House - Luther Strong
- The Lady Of Carlisle - Basil May
- Tim Brook - Carver Boys
- The Hog Eyed Man - Luther Strong
- The Peddler And His Wife - Hayes Shepherd
- Man Of Constant Sorrow - Emry Arthur
- Sleeping Lula - Carver Boys
- Pretty Polly - John Hammond
- The Last Of Sizemore - Luther Strong
- The Brave Engineer - Carver Boys
- The Romish Lady - Monroe Gevedon
- The Hog Went Throught The Fence Yoke And All - Luther Strong
- My Mama Always Talked To Me - John Hammond
- Short Life Of Trouble - Emry Arthur
- Bonaparte's Retreat - Luther Strong
- I'm Anchored In Love Divine - Carver Boys
- Two Italians / Red Bird - Monroe Gevedon
- She Lied To Me - Emry Arthur
- Hickory Jack - Luther Strong
- The Two Soldiers - Monroe Gevedon
- Sisco Harmonica Blues - Carver Boys
- Little Birdie - John Hammond
- Nig Inch Along - Luther Strong
- Bound Steel Blues - Bill Shepherd
- Aunt Jane Blues - Bill Shepherd

notes by Charles Wolfe
and Guthrie Meade
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Yazoo CD 2014
CD 20151996Before The Blues   Vol. 1
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
CD 20161996Before The Blues   Vol. 2
The Early American Black Music Scene

Dallas String Band - Dallas Rag
Frank Stokes - How Long
Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues
Memphis Jug Band - K.C. Moan
Charley Jordan - Just A Spoonful
Hattie Hudson - Doggone My Good Luck Soul
Eck Robertson - There's A Brown Skin Girl Down The Road Somewhere
Lulu Jackson - You're Going To Leave The Old Home Jim!
Tommy McClennan - Deep Blue Sea Blues
South Street Trio - Cold Morning Shout
Blind Joe Taggart - Been Listening All The Day
Charley Patton - Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues
Golden P- Harris - I'll Lead A Christian Life
Minnie Wallace - The Old Folks Started It
Tennessee Chocolate Drops - Vine Street Drag
Blind Willie Johnson - It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
Roland & Scott - Guitar Stomp
Blind Lemond Jefferson - Jack O'diamond Blues
Emry Arthur - Reuben Oh Reuben
Blue Boys - Memphis Stomp
Louise Johnson - On The Wall
Frank Jenkins - Roving Cowboy

notes by Don Kent
and Richard Nevins
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Yazoo CD 2016
CD 20171996Before The Blues   Vol. 3
The Early American Black Music Scene

- Frisco Town - Memphis Minnie
- Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Fox And The Hounds - Henry Thomas
- A Lazy Farmer Boy - Buster Carter / Preston Young
- Pick Poor Robin Clean - Luke Jordan
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Sourwood Mountain - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- John Henry Blues - Joe Evans / Arthur McClain
- Coming To Christ - Biddleville Quintette
- House Carpenter - Clarence Ashley
- Furniture Man - Lil McClintock
- Alabama Strut - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- Kassie Jones, Pt. 1 - Furry Lewis
- Thousand Woman Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- Champaign Charlie Is My Name - Blind Blake
- Molly Man - Moses Mason
- Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon - Frank Stokes
- Little Birdie - John Hammond
- Black Skunk Blues - Barbecue Bob
- Drunkard's Special - Coley Jones
- Easy Winner - Blue Boys


Yazoo CD 2017
CD 20181996The 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
CD 20191996Harmonica Masters

- Ice Water Blues - DeFord Bailey
- Lost Boy Blues - Palmer McAbee
- Mississippi Swamp Moan - Alfred Lewis
- Choking Blues - Kyle Wooten
- Chickasaw Special - Noah Lewis
- Pennsylvania Woman Blues - Six Cylinder Smith
- Take Your Foot Out Of The Mud & Put It In - Dr. Humphrey Bates' Possum Hunters
- Don't Mistreat Your Good Boy Friend - Bubbling Over Five
- The Downfall Of Paris - Murphy Brothers Harp Band
- Touch Me Light Mama - George Williams
- Booneville Stomp - Dutch Coleman / Red Whitehead
- How Long Blues - Jed Davenport
- East Virginia Blues - Clarence Ashley / Gwen Foster
- Goin' Cross The Sea - Crook Brothers
- Just It - William McCoy
- Wilkes County Blues - Gwen Foster
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- I Want My Mama - Salty Holmes
- Gastonia Gallop - David McCarn
- Don't Let Your Head Hang Down - Bobby Leecan / Robert Cooksey
- Sisco Harmonica Blues - Carver Boys
- Down South Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Medley Of Blues - Freeman Stowers

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Yazoo CD 2019
CD 20201996How Can I Keep From Singing   Vol. 1

- My Heart Keeps Singing - Elder Burch and Congregation
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves and Brother
- Standing On The Promises - Tennessee Mountaineers
- I Can Tell The World About This - Laura Henton
- Walking In Sunlight - Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers
- This Song Of Love - Middle Georgia Singing Convention
- It Won't Be Long Till My Grave Is Made - Walter Smith / Norman Woodlieff
- I'm Gonna Cross The River of Jordan Some Day - Jaybird Coleman
- My Loved Ones Are Waiting - Carolina Ladies Quartette
- True Friendship - Rev. Burnett
- Weeping Pilgrim - Allison's Sacred Harp Singers
- Sleep On, Mother Sleep On - Lonnie McIntorsh
- My Christian Friends In Bonds Of Love - Elder Golden Harris
- He's Got Better Things For You - Memphis Sanctified Singers
- God Leads His Dear Children Along - Rev. Joseph Callender
- Coronation - Daniels - Deason Sacred Harp Singers
- I Want To Go Where Jesus Is - Slim Ducket / Pig Norwood
- The Great Transaction's Done - Rev. J.O. Hanes and Choir
- Every Time I Feel The Spirit - Rev. H.B Jackson
- Come Let Us Eat Together - Rev. E.D. Campbell and Congregation
- Bringing In The Sheeves - Mountain Singers Male Quartette
- Will David Play His Harp For Me - Rev. Edward Boone / Mrs. Edward Boone
- Who'll Join This Union? - Nazarene Congregational Church Choir of Brooklyn
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Yazoo CD 2020
CD 20211996How Can I Keep From Singing   Vol. 2

- What Shall Our Answer Be - George Long & His Singers
- I've Got A Home in Beulah Land - Brothers Wright and Williams
- Rock Of Ages - Blind Willie Davis
- Weeping Mary - Roswell Sacred Harp Quartette
- I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart - Sam Collins
- He Rose Unknown - Morris Family
- Will My Mother Know Me There? - L.V. Jones & His Virginia Singing
- Memphis Flu - Elder Curry and Congregation
- Jesus Is My Friend - Washington Phillips
- Job - Golden Gate Quartet
- Hallelujah To The Lamb - Ridgel's Fountain Citians
- There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood - Copperhill Male Quartet
- Silver Slippers - Shands Superior Jubilee Singers
- Light In The Valley - Mrs. L Reed / Mrs. T.A. Duncans
- Shine On Me - Cliff Carlisle Quaret
- Oh Death - Pace Jubilee Singers
- Thou Carest Lord - Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers
- My Loving Brother - Ed McConnell and Family
- Take Thy Burden To The Lord - Seventh Day Adventists Choir
- Lonely Tomb - Wade Mainer & Sons Of The
- Goin' To Rest Where Jesus Is - Blind Joe Taggart
- Lonesome Valley - David Miller
- Prayer Meeting - Rev. J.F. Forest and Congregation

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Yazoo CD 2021
CD 20221996When I Was A Cowboy   Vol. 1

- Utah Carroll - Cartwright Brothers
- Bandit Cole Younger - Edward L. Crain
- Bill Was A Texas Lad - J.D. Farley
- 'Longside The Santa Fe Trail - Jules Allen
- The Mormon Cowboy - Carl T. Sprague
- The Roundup In The Spring - Martin & Roberts
- The Lone Star Trail - Ken Maynard
- Wild West Rambler - Crowder Brothers
- Sam Bass - Harry McClintock
- The Wandering Cowboy - Patt Patterson & His Champion Rep Riders
- Texas Ranger - Cartwright Brothers
- I'm A Texas Cowboy - Arkansas Woodchopper
- The Last Longhorn - Carl T. Sprague
- Wild Hog In The Woods - Lonesome Luke & His Farm Hands
- Lonely Cowboy Pt.1 - Arthur Miles
- Lonely Cowboy Pt.2 - Arthur Miles
- Goodbye Old Paint - Harry McClintock
- Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail - Powder River Jack / Kitty Lee
- Haunted Hunter - Billie Maxwell
- The Dixie Cowboy - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
- Out On The Lone Star Cow Trail - Dick Devall
- The Cowboy's Lament - Ken Maynard
- The Sporting Cowboy - Watts & Wilson

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Yazoo CD 2022
CD 20231996When I Was A Cowboy   Vol. 2

- Cowboy's Home Sweet Home - Jimmie Davis
- Jesse James - Harry McClintock
- Get Along Little Dogies - Cartwright Brothers
- The Night Guard - Jack Webb
- Back To My Wyoming Home - Gerald & Dixon
- The Cowboy - Carl T. Sprague
- The Gal I Left Behind Me - Jules Allen
- The Strawberry Roan - Paul Hamblin
- I'm A Wandering Bronco Rider - Rowdy Wright
- The Dying Ranger - Cartwright Brothers
- The Fugitive's Lament - Delmore Brothers
- Buffalo Galls Medley - Crockett Family
- Billy Venero, Pt. 1 - Billie Maxwell
- Billy Venero, Pt. 2 - Billie Maxwell
- I'm A Lone Star Cowboy - J.D. Farley
- The Cowboy Trail - Buell Kazee
- My Love Is A Cowboy - Powder River Jack / Kitty Lee
- Snow Covered Face - Patt Patterson / Lois Dexter
- The Burial Of Wild Bill - Frank Jenkins & His Pilot
- Tom Sherman's Barroom - Dick Devall
- I'm A Jolly Cowboy - Rowdy Wright
- Home On The Range - Ken Maynard
- Cowboy's Dream - McGinty's Oklahoma Cowboy Band

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Yazoo CD 2023
CD 20241996Jazz The World Forgot   Vol. 1

- To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa - Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight
- Happy Pal Stomp - Roy Johnson's Happy Pals
- Goin' Crazy with the Blues - Mamie Smith
- Over In The Gloryland - Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
- Mojo Strut - Pickett Parham Apollo Syncopaters
- Four Four Rhythm - Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats
- The Boy In The Boat - Charlie Johnson and His Paradise Band
- She's Sweeter Than Sugar - Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
- Florida Rhythm - Ross De Luxe Syncopaters
- Texas And Pacific Blues - Frenchys String Band
- Everybody Loves My Baby - Taylors Dixie Serenaders
- Kansas City Stomps - Jelly Roll Mortons Red Hot Peppers
- Hot And Heavy - Ben Tobier and His California Cyclones
- Percolatin' Blues - Fowler's Favourites
- Slowin' Down Blues - Oliver Naylor's Orchestra
- While You're Sneaking Out (Somebody Else Is Eazin' In) - George McClennon's Jazz Devils
- Hard Luck - Floyd Mills and His Marylanders
- Postage Stomp - Maynard Baird and His Orchestra
- Mabel's Dream - King Oliver's Jazz Band
- I'll Fly To Hawaii - Gowan's Rhapsody Makers
- Arkansas Shou - Sammie Lewis with His Bamville Syncopaters
- Lot's O - The Hotentots
Somebody Stole My Gal - Frankie Franko and His Louisianians

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Yazoo CD 2024
CD 20251996Jazz The World Forgot   Vol. 2

- Auburn Avenue Stomp - J. Neal Montgomery and His Orchestra
- Everybody's Talking About Sammy - Sam Morgan Jazz Band
- Rush Inn Blues - The Whoopee Makers
- I Found A New Baby - Andy Preer and The Cotton Club Orchestra
- New Orleans Wiggle - George McClennon's Jazz Devils
- Pail In My Hand - Edna Winston
- Pretty Audrey - Louis Dumaine Jazzola Eight
- Wild Cat Blues - Clarence Williams Blue Five
- Crazy Quilt - Vance Dixon Jazz Maniacs
- Don't You Wanna Know? - Ross De Luxe Syncopaters
- The Ramble - Paul Howard Quality Serenaders
- Kater Street Rag - Bennie Moten Kansas City Orchestra
- Big Ben - Bennett's Swamplanders
- Ain't Got No Gal Now - Phil Baxter and His Orchestra
- The Mess - Thomas Morris and His Seven Hot Babie
- The Swing - Johnny De Droit and His New Orleans Orchestra
- Merry Widow's Got a Sweetie Now - Lou Weimer's Gold and Black Aces
- My Mammy's Blues - Reb Spikes Majors and Minors
- Butter Finger Blues - Charles Creath's Jazz-O-Maniacs
- Sobbin' Blues - King Oliver Jazz Band
- Goofus - Slim Lamar's Southerners
- Alabama Shuffle - Five Hot Chocolates
- White Ghost Shivers - New Orleans Owls

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Yazoo CD 2025
CD 20261997I Can't Be Satisfied   Vol. 1: Country

- Lonesome Day Blues - Ruby Glaze
- Papa's Got Your Bath Water On - Hattie Hart / Memphis Jug Band
- Black Hand Blues - Hattie Hudson
- Going Away Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Mind Reader Blues - Bertha Lee
- Outdoor Blues - Memphis Minnie
- That Lonesome Rave - Bertha Henderson
- I Ain't Givin' Nobody None - Mae Glover
- School Girl Blues - Rosie Mae Moore
- Dead Drunk Blues - Lillian Miller
- My Low Down Brown - Lizzie Washington
- My Back To The Wall - Irene Scruggs
- Eagles On A Half - Geeshie Wiley
- Penitentiary - Bessie Tucker
- Rolling Log Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- State Of Tennessee Blues - Jennie Clayton / Memphis Jug Band
- Shake It Daddy - Mae Glover
- Twelve Pound Daddy - Pearl Dickson
- The Voice Of The Blues - Irene Scruggs
- Be My Kid Blues - Elizabeth Johnson
- Pick Poor Robin Clean - Geeshie Wiley
- Yellow Bee - Bertha Lee
- Down The Big Road Blues - Mattie Delaney

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Yazoo CD 2026
CD 20271997I Can't Be Satisfied   Vol. 2: Town

- Dirty T.B. Blues - Victoria Spivey
- Strugglin' Woman's Blues - Clara Smith
- Everybody Does It Now - Martha Copeland
- Pay Roll Blues - Lucille Bogan
- Forget Me Not Blues - Sara Martin
- Section Hand Blues - Sippie Wallace
- Good Chib Blues - Edith North Johnson
- Traveling Blues - Ma Rainey
- Do Dirty Blues - Bertha "Chippie" Hill
- I Helped You, Sick Man, When You Were Down - Katherine Baker
- He's Never Gonna Throw Me Down - Sara Martin
- Blood Hound Blues - Victoria Spivey
- Dead Drunk Blues - Margaret Johnson
- Parlor Social de Luxe - Sippie Wallace
- Bye Bye Baby - Hattie Burleson
- Winter Blues - Madlyn Davis
- My Own Man Blues - Ivy Smith
- Jim Nappy - Hattie Burleson
- How Long - Alberta Brown
- Trouble in Mind - Bertha "Chippie" Hill
- Walking Blues - Ma Rainey
- Mistreatin' Man Blues - Sara Martin
- Trouble Everywhere I Roam - Sippie Wallace

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Yazoo CD 2027
CD 20281997Times Ain't What They Used To Be   Vol 1
Classic Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Prince Albert Hunt - Blues In A Bottle
Charlie Jordan - Dollar Bill Blues
Bascom Lamar Lundsford - Lost John Dean
A.A. Gray & Seven Foot Dilly - Streak of Lean, Streak of Fat
Richard "Rabbit" Brown - Sinking Of The Titanic
Dykes Magic City Trio - Tennessee Girls
Bob Campbell - Shotgun Blues
J.P. Nestor & Norman Edmonds - Train On The Island
The Four Wanderers - The Fault's In Me
Happy Hayseeds - The Tail Of Halley's Comet
Oaks Family - Wake Up You Drowsy Sleeper
Louie Lasky - How You Want Your Rollin' Done
Frank Blevins & His Tar Heel Rattlers - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Memphis Jug Band - On The Road Again
Buell Kazee - The Dying Soldier
Buddy Boy Hawkins - Voice Throwin' Blues
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles - Been On The Job Too Long
Ken Maynard - Fannie Moore
Nugrape Twins - I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape
Carson Brothers & Sprinkle - The Old Miller's Will
Winston Holmes & Charlie Turner - Skinner
Southern Moonlight Entertainers - How To Make Love
Grayson & Whitter - Old Jimmie Sutton


Yazoo CD 2028
CD 20291997Times Ain't Like It Used To Be   Vol. 2

- John Henry Blues - Earl Johnson
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Lonesome Road Blues - Ernest Stoneman / Kahle Brewer
- Washboard Cut Out - Bobby Leecan & His Need More Band
- Bob McKinney - Henry Thomas
- Swanee River - Fiddling John Carson & His Virginia...
- James Alley Blues - Richard Brown
- Sail Away Ladies - Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar...
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Tallapoosa Bound - A.A. Gray / John Dilleshaw
- Billy Grimes, The Rover - Shelor Family
- Brown Skin Girl Down the Lane - Massey Family
- You Know You Done Me Wrong - Joe McCoy
- Old Joe - Sid Harkreader / Gradey Moore
- Beware - Blind Alfred Reed
- Knocking Down Casey Jones - Wilmer Watts / Lonely Eagles
- Four Day Blues - Tommy Bradley
- Riley The Furniture Man - Georgia Crackers
- Piney Woods Girl - Emmett Lundy / Ernest Stoneman
- State Street Rag - Louie Bluie
- Sugar In The Ground - Tweedy Brothers
- Then I'll Move To Town - Southern Moonlight Entertainers
- Lord Keep Me With A Mind - D.C. Rice

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Yazoo CD 2029
CD 20301997The Rose Grew Round The Briar   Vol. 1
Early American Rural Love Songs
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

- I Went to See My Sweetheart - Walter Smith/Lewis McDaniel & Walter Smith
- Dark Holler Blues - Clarence Ashley
- I Do Blues - Robert Wilkins
- What Will I Do, for My Money Is All Gone - Hattie Stoneman/Uncle Eck Dunford/Eck Dunford & Hattie Stoneman
- The Old Fashioned Cottage - Alfred Reed/Alfred & Orville Reed
- Lonesome Man Blues - George Torey
- Little Maggie With a Dram Glass in Her Hand - Grayson & Whitter
- False Hearted Lover's Blues - Dock Boggs
- Brooklyn Blues (45th Street Blues) - Clifford Gibson
- Stolen Love - Red Fox Chasers
- Shady Grove - The Kentucky Thorobreds
- Down on My Bended Knee - King Solomon Hill
- I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man - Shortbuckle Roark & Family
- A Pretty Gal's Love - Whitter/Hendly-Whitter-Small
- Drive Away Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- A Short Life of Trouble - Buell Kazee
- Going to Germany - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Dark Eyes - Morris Family
- Lulu Wall - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Don't Say Goodbye - Leroy Carr
- Hobo from the T & P Line, Pt. 2 - Almoth Hodges
- Barbara Allen - Bradley Kincaid

remastered by Richard Nevins
notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2030
CD 20311997The Rose Grew Round The Briar   Vol. 2
Early American Rural Love Songs
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

- Old Time Rider - Clifford Gibson
- Handsome Molly - Grayson & Whitter
- Last Gold Dollar - Ephraim Woodie
- Built Right On The Ground - Blind Teddy Darby
- George Collins - Roy Harvey
- It's Hard To Leave You Sweet Love - Lewis McDaniel
- Cheatin' Women - Will Batts
- Little Sweetheart Pal Of Mine - The Red Fox Chasers
- Grave In The Pines - Clayton McMichen
- Tired Of You Driving Me - Memphis Jug Band
- Little Bunch Of Roses - Murphy Brothers Harp Band
- You'll Miss Me - Alfred & Orville Reed
- Experience Blues - Ruth Day
- Once I Loved A Railroad Flagman - Frank Jenkins
- I'll Remember Your Love In My Prayers - Blue Ridge Mountain Singers
- Saro - Warren Capplinger
- Teasin Brown Blues - Louis Lasky
- Lost Love Blues - Dock Boggs
- Look On & Cry - Wade Mainer
- My Man Left Me - Katherine Baker
- Tombigbee River Farewell - Karl & Harty
- Baby Will You Please Come Home - Lonnie Johnson
- You Are My Sunshine - Wilf "Montana Slim" Carter

remastered by Richard Nevins
notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2031
CD 20321998Ruckus Juice & Chitlins   Vol. 1
The Great Jug Bands

- Low Down Blues - Whistler & His Jug Band
- Giving It Away - Birmingham Jug Band
- Cocaine Habit Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- Try And Treat Her Right - Ben Ferguson
- Glad And Sorry Blues - John Harris
- What's That Tastes Like Gravy? - King David's Jug Band
- Newport Blues - Cincinnati Jug Band
- Big Railroad Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Fourth Street Mess Around - Memphis Jug Band
- Banjoreno - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Tear It Down - King David's Jug Band
- Ticket Agent Blues - Noah Lewis's Jug Band
- You Ought To Move Out Of Town - Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug
- Cold Iron Bed - Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug...
- Bill Wilson - Birmingham Jug Band
- Cash Money Blues - Kaiser Clifton
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It - Walter Family
- Spider's Nest Blues - Memphis Jug Band
- She's In The Graveyard Now - Earl McDonald's Original Louisville...
- Please Don't Holler, Mama - Ben Ferguson
- The Vamps Of '28 - Whistler & His Jug Band
- Rukus Juice And Chittlin' - Memphis Jug Band

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Yazoo CD 2032
CD 20331998Ruckus Juice & Chitlins   Vol. 2
The Great Jug Bands

- Bring It With You When You Come - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- German Blues - Birmingham Jug Band
- Selling The Jelly - Noah Lewis's Jug Band
- You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back - Memphis Jug Band
- Walkin' Cane Stomp - Kentucky Jug Band
- Rising Sun Blues - King David's Jug Band
- The Old Folks Started It - Minnie Wallace
- Memphis Shake - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Stealin' Stealin' - Memphis Jug Band
- Sweet Potato Blues - King David's Jug Band
- R.F.C. Blues - Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band
- Brown Jug Blues - Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revelers
- Last Chance Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- He's In The Jailhouse Now - Memphis Jug Band
- George Street Stomp - Cincinnati Jug Band
- Casey Bill - Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band>
- Greenville Strut - Mississippi Sarah & Daddy Stovepipe
- Boodle-Am-Shake - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Jug Band Special - Whistler's Jug Band
- Smackin' The Sax - Phillip's Louisville Jug Band
- What Makes My Baby Cry - Five Harmaniacs
- Piccolo Blues - Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band
- Jug Rag - Prairie Ramblers

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Yazoo CD 2033
CD 20341998Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here
Strutting The Dozens

- Trenches - Turner Parrish
- Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- Atlanta Rag - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- Avenue Strut - Herve Duerson
- Mixed up Rag - William Ezell
- Louisiana Glide - Blind Leroy Garnett
- Windy City - Arnold 'Doc' Wiley
- Slum Gullion Stomp - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- Old Mill Blues - William Ezell
- Wilkins Street Blues - Speckled Red
- Easy Drag - Herve Duerson
- Texas Shout - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- The Fives - Turner Parrish
- Arnold Wiley Rag - Arnold 'Doc' Wiley
- Playing the Dozen - William Ezell
- Chain 'Em Down - Blind Leroy Garnett
- Alabama Strut - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- Heifer Dust - William Ezell
- Walking Blues - Raymond Barrow
- The Dirty Dozen - Speckled Red
- The Dirty Dozen No. 2 - Speckled Red
- Chimin' the Blues - Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
- Oh You Devil You - Oliver Brown

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Yazoo CD 2034
CD 20351998Shake Your Wicked Knees - Rent Parties And Good Times
Classic Piano Rags, Blues & Stomps 1928-43

- Head Rag Hop - Romeo Nelson
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie - Pine Top Smith
- Pine Top's Blues - Pine Top Smith
- Back In The Alley - Cow Cow Davenport
- I'm So Glad I'm 21 Years Old Today - Joe Dean
- Pitchin' Boogie - Will Ezell
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Dearborn Street Breakdown - Charles Avery
- Fat Fanny Stomp - Jim Clarke
- Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- Hip Shakin' Strut - Hokum Boys & Jane Lucas
- House Rent Scuffle - Lil Johnson
- Gettin' Dirty Just Shakin' That Thing - Romeo Nelson
- Jump Steady Blues - Pine Top Smith
- Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor
- Whoop And Holler Stomp - Montana Taylor
- I'm Sober Now - Pine Top Smith
- Indiana Avenue Stomp - Montana Taylor
- Stomp 'em Down To The Bricks - Henry Brown
- Hokum Stomp - Hokum Boys & Jane Lucas
- Jimmy's Rocks - Jimmy Yancey
- Mooch Piddle - Cow Cow Davenport
- Tight Whoopee - Mozelle Alderson

notes by Bob Hall

Yazoo CD 2035
CD 20361998Hard Times Come Again No More   Vol. 1
Rural Songs of Hard Times and Hardships
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

The Bentley Boys - Down On Penny's Farm
Blind Alfred Reed - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
Lane Hardin - Hard Time Blues >[Bluebird B6242]
Ernest Stoneman - All I Got's Gone
Slim Smith - Bread Line Blues
Alec Johnson - Miss Meal Cramp Blues
Kelly Harrell - My Name Is John Johanna
Dave McCarn - Serves 'em Fine
J.D. Short - It's Hard Time
Uncle Dave Macon - All In Down And Out
Rutherford & Foster - Richmond Blues
Elder Curry & His Congregation - Hard Times
Cofer Brothers - Beorgia Hobo1 Blind Lemon Jefferson - One Dime Blues
Fiddlin' John Carson - Dixie Boll Weevil
Chubby Parker - See The Black Clouds A'Breakin' Over Yonder
Scrapper Blackwell - Down And Out Blues
Edward L. Crain - Starving To Death On A Government Claim
Barbecue Bob - We Sure Got Hard Times
Samantha Bumgarner - Georgia Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Blue Harvest Blues
Dixon Brothers - Weaver's Life
Graham Brothers - Hard Times Come Again No More


Yazoo CD 2036
CD 20371998Hard Times Come Again No More   Vol. 2
Rural Songs of Hard Times and Hardships
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

- Price Of Cotton Blues - Allen Brothers
- The Keno Rent Man - Cofer Brothers
- Bad Time Blues - Barbecue Bob
- Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravey Train - Sam McGee
- The Arkansas Sheik - Clayton McMichen / Riley Puckett / Calyton McMichen
- Away From Home - Jim Hill / Peg Leg Howell/Jim Hill
- I'm Satisfied - Earl Johnson
- Got The Farm Land Blues - The Carolina Tar Heels
- Times Is Tight Like That - Walter Vinson / Bo Carter
- Weave Room Blues - Fisher Hendley
- Boll Weevil - Alvin Conder / W.A. Lindsey / Alvin Conder
- Providence Help The Poor People - Joe Williams
- The Tramp - McGee Brothers
- Cotton Mill Colic - David McCarn
- Starvation Blues - Charley Jordan
- Broke Down Section Hand - Ernest V. Stoneman
- Little Old Sod Shanty - Jules Allen
- Down South Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- No One's Hard Up But Me - Red Brush Rowdies
- Cotton Mill Blues - Lee Brothers
- No Dough Blues - Blind Blake
- The Northern Starvers Are Returning Home - Charlie McCoy / Bo Carter / Charlie McCoy / Bob Carter
- Them Good Old Times Are Coming Back Again - Jim Baird

digitally remastered by Richard Nevins from original 78s
notes by Charles Wolfe

Yazoo CD 2037
CD 2038  


Yazoo CD 2038
obviously never released!
CD 20391998My Rough And Rowdy Ways   Vol. 1
Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs
Classic Recordings of the 1920 and 30s

- Tell It To Me - Grant Brothers
- Little Sadie - Clarence Ashley
- Bad Luck Dice - Clifford Gibson
- Way Up On Clinch Mountain - Jilson Setters
- Frankie - Dykes Magic City Trio
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Got The Jake Leg Too - Ray Brothers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- Kentucky Blues - Little Hat Jones
- Prisoner's Dream - Allen Brothers
- John Hardy - Sweet Brothers/Ernest Stoneman
- Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon/Sam McGee
- The Fate Of Talmedge Osborn - Ernest Stoneman/Kahle Brewer
- Viola Lee Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Rock House Gamblers - Cleve Chaffin/The McClung Brothers
- Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
- All Bound Down - Haywood County Ramblers
- Low Down Rounder Blues - Peg Leg Howell
- Stack-O-Lee - Fruit Jar Guzzlers
- My Crime Blues - Barefoot Bill
- Jesse James - Ken Maynard
- Chain Gang Special - Watts & Wilson

digitally remastered from the original recordings by Richard Nevins
notes by Charles Wolfe



Yazoo CD 2039
CD 20401998My Rough & Rowdy Ways Vol. 2

Dick Justice - Cocaine
Carolina Buddies - Otto Wood The Bandit
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
Uncle Dave Macon - Railroadin' And Gamblin'
David Miller - That Bad Man Stackolee
Sloppy Henry - Canned Heat Blues
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers - Ain't Nobody's Business
Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues
Uncle Dave Macon & Sam Mcgee - Late Last Night When Willie Come Home
Bob Campbell - Dice's Blues
Haskell Wolfenbarger - Sailing Out On The Ocean
Hickory Nuts - Louisville Burglar
Robert Wilkins - Old Jim Canan's
Vernon Dalhart - Billy The Kid
Georgia Crackers - Georgia Black Bottom
Emry Arthur - Ethan Lang
Hall Brothers - The Wrong Road
Eva Davis - Wild Bill Jones
Lee Green - Bad Man Napper
George Reneau - Jesse James
Bill Cox - My Rough And Rowdy Ways
Bill Broonzy - Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
Garland Jubilee Singers - This Train

Yazoo CD 2040
CD 20411999The Early Recordings of Leo Soileau
Early American Cajun Music

- La valse de Josephine
- Mama, Where You At?
- Easy Rider Blues
- Grosse mama
- La valse à moreau
- Demain c'est pas dimanche
- C'est pas la peine tu pleures
- The Criminal Waltz
- Je t'ai recontre dans le brouillard
- Your Father Put Me Out
- Ma mauvaise fille
- La valse de pacaniere
- Le blues de nèg' Francais
- Allons, tous boir un coup
- Ma chère 'tite fille
- La valse pénitentiaire
- Sur le chemin chez moi
- Je veux marier

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Yazoo CD 2041
CD 20421999Blind Uncle Gaspard, John Bertrand, Delma Lachney
Early American Cajun Music

- Le bebe et le gambleur (The Baby and the Gambler) - Delma Lachney
- Sur la bord de l'eau (By The Water's Edge) - Blind Uncle Gaspard
- Cousinne Lilly - John Bertrand
- Baoille - Delma Lachney
- Natchitoches - Blind Uncle Gaspard
- Miserable - John Bertrand
- La danseuse (The Dancer) (instr) - Delma Lachney
- Assi dans la fenetre da ma chambre (Sitting In The Window Of My Room) - Blind Uncle Gaspard
- The Swallows - John Bertrand
- Je m'en vas dans le chemin (Going Down The Road) - Delma Lachney
- The Rabbit Stole The Pumpkin (instr) - John Bertrand
- Avoyelles (Parish Name) (instr) - Delma Lachney
- Upstairs - John Bertrand
- Cher ami ma vie est ruini (Dear Friend My Life Is Ruined) - Delma Lachney
- La valse de Gueydan - John Bertrand
- La Louisiana (Louisiana) (instr) - Delma Lachney
- Le fille du geolier (The Jailer's Daughter) - John Bertrand
- Riviere Rouge (Red River) (instr) - Delma Lachney
- Le soldat fatigue (The Tired Soldier) - John Bertrand
- Mercredi soir passé (Last Wednesday Night) - Blind Uncle Gaspard
- Le pont de Nante (The North Bridge) - John Bertrand
- L' aurevoir d'une mère (Mother's Farewell) - Delma Lachney
- La delaisser (The Abandonment) - John Bertrand
- Je me trouve une jolie fille (I Find A Pretty Girl) - Delma Lachney

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Yazoo CD 2042
CD 20431999Down In Black Bottom - Lowdown Barrelhouse Piano
Classic Piano Rags, Blues & Stomps from the 1920s & 1930s

- Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More - Turner Parrish
- You Gonna Miss Me Blues - Freddie Nicolson
- Freddie's Got The Blues - Freddie Nicholson
- New Orleans Blues - Dan Stewart
- The Right String, But The Wrong Yo Yo - Speckled Red
- 31 Blues - Bob Call
- You Can't Come In - Bert Mays
- Michigan River Blues - Bert Mays
- Humming Blues - Bat The Humming Bird
- Black Hearted Blues - Tampa Red
- Mexico Bound Blues - Joe Dean
- Louisiana Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Frisco Hi-Ball Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Down In Tennessee - Lonnie Clark
- West Side Blues - Willie Harris
- Broke Down Engine Blues - Lonnie Clark
- Mean Blues - Sylvester Palmer
- Whoopee Mama Blues - John Oscar
- Chimes Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
- Graveyard Blues - Turner Parrish
- The Jockey Blues - Sammy Brown
- Shook It This Morning Blues - Joe Evans
- Down In Black Bottom - Joe Evans

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith

Yazoo CD 2043
CD 20441999Barrelhouse Mamas - Born in the Alley, Raised Up in the Slum
Classic Piano Rags, Blues & Stomps from the 1920s & 1930s

- State Street Jive - Cow Cow Davenport / Ivy Smith
- Dawn Of Day Blues - Mary Johnson
- Meat Cutter Blues - St. Louis Bessie
- Alley Boogie - Lucille Bogan
- Sloppy Drunk Blues - Lucille Bogan
- They Ain't Walking No More - Lucille Bogan
- Steady Grinding Blues - Dorothy Baker
- Fort Worth And Denver Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Key To The Mountain Blues - Mary Johnson
- Santa Claus Crave - Elzadie Robinson
- Texas Bound Blues - Margaret Thornton
- Good-Bye Rider - Ida May Mack
- 'Tain't a Cow In Texas - Margaret Whitmire
- Jockey Blues - Margaret Thornton
- Whip It To A Jelly - Freddy Brown
- Raised In The Alley Blues - Freddy Brown
- Satan Is Busy In Knoxville - Leola Manning
- Evil Man Blues - Lil Johnson
- Bad Luck Blues - Dorethea Trowbridge
- Riot Call Blues - Elizabeth Washington
- He Treats Me Like A Dog - St. Louis Bessie
- Morning Sun Blues - Mary Johnson
- Tight In Chicago - Mozelle Alderson

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith
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Yazoo CD 2044
CD 20451999The Cornshuckers Frolic   Vol. 1
Downhome Music and Entertainment from the American Countryside

Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers - Little Rabbit & Rabbit Where's Your Mammy?
Freeny's Barn Dance Band - Mississippi Square Dance - Part 2
Andrew & Jim Baxter - Forty Drops
Stoneman's Blue Ridge Cornshuckers - Serenade In The Mountains - Part 2
Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Kidder Cole
Henry Thomas - Old Country Stomp
Fiddlin' Powers & Family - Old Virginia Reel - Part 1
Fiddlin' Powers & Family - Old Virginia Reel - Part 2
Hambone Willie Newbern - Way Down In Arkansas
Lewis Brothers - Bull At The Wagon
Red Headed Fiddlers - Fire In The Mountain
James Cole's String Band - Bill Cheatem
Charlie Parker - Rabbit Chase
Judge Sturdy's Orchestra - Moselle
Evans & McClain - Old Hen Cackle
Reeves White County Ramblers - Flying Engine
Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers - I'll Rise When The Rooster Crows
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Soldier's Joy
Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles - Sand Mountain Drag
Winston Holmes & Charlie Turner - Kansas City Hall
Pigmeat Pete & Catjuice Charley - On Our Turpentine Farm
Coon's Joy Boys - Husking Bee
Calloway's West Virginia Mountaineers - The Cornshuckers Frolic

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Yazoo CD 2045
CD 20461999The Cornshuckers Frolic   Vol. 2
Downhome Music and Entertainment from the American Countryside

- The Grape Vine Twist - Steve & His Hot Shots
- They Don't Roost Too High For Me - Earl Johnson
- Mule Get Up in the Alley - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Leather Britches - The Leake County Revelers
- Possum Trot School Exhibition (Pt. 2) - Stoneman's Blue Ridge Cornshuckers
- Beaver Slide Rag - Eddie Anthony / Peg Leg Howell
- Kitty Hill - Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers
- Practice Night at Chicken Bristle (Pt. 2) - Bob Miller & His Hinky Dinkers
- Georgia Stomp - Andrew & Jim Baxter
- A Fiddler's Tryout in Georgia (Pt. 1) - Joe Brown / John Dilleshaw / Seven Foot Dilly / A.A. Gray
- A Fiddler's Tryout in Georgia (Pt. 2) - Joe Brown / John Dilleshaw / Seven Foot Dilly / A.A. Gray
- Charmin' Betsy - Henry Thomas
- Durang's Hornpipe - The Massey Family
- Rock That Cradle Lucy - The Cofer Brothers
- Blind Arthur's Breakdown - Blind Blake
- Darneo - The Blue Ridge Highballers
- Lynchburg - Uncle Jimmy Thompson
- Memphis Shakedown - Memphis Jug Band
- Old Molly Hare - Fiddlin' Powers & Family
- John Brown's Dream - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters
- Hot Dogs - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Old Fashioned Square Dance - Billy Milton
- You Shall - Dan Sane / Frank Stokes

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Yazoo CD 2046
CD 20471999Times Ain't Like It Used To Be   Vol. 3
Early American Rural Music Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

- Good Time Blues - Jelly Roll Anderson
- Sal Got A Meatskin - Bill Carlisle
- I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole - Blind Willie Johnson
- Worried Blues - Frank Hutchinson
- Bath House Blues - Ashley's Melody Men
- Steel Driving Man - Fruit Jat Guzzlers
- I'm So Glad - Skip James
- Mean Black Cat - Charlie Patton
- Streetcar Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Snake Doctor Blues - Jelly Jaw Short
- Rock About My Sara Jane - Uncle Dave Macon & his Fruit Jar Drinkers
- Billy In The Lowground - Lowe Stokes
- Acorn Stomp - East Texas Serenders
- Walking Blues - Son House
- Sweet Rivers - Allison's Sacred Harp Singers
- I'm Taking My Audition To Sing Up In The Sky - Cap, Andy, and Flip
- Sleepy Desert - Wilmer Watts & his Lonely Eagles
- Fort Smith Breakdown - Luke Highnight & his Ozark Strutters
- Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over - Fiddling John Carson
- Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand - Williamson Brothers & Curry

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Yazoo CD 2047
CD 20481999Times Ain't Like It Used To Be   Vol. 4
Early American Rural Music Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

- Lowe Bonnie - Jimmie Tarlton
- Early Morning Blues - William Harris
- Billy In The Lowground - Burnett & Rutherford
- Rambling Gambler - Dixon Brothers
- Every Day In The Week Blues - Pink Anderson/Simmie Dooley
- I Got A Bulldog - Sweet Brothers
- Tom Cat Blues - Cliff Carlisle
- Preacher Blues - Hi Henry Brown
- Salt River - Kessinger Brothers
- Blushing Bride - Golden Melody Boys
- Kiss Me Quick - Georgia Yellow Hammers
- Magnolia Blues - Charlie Patton
- Perrodin Two Step - Angelas Le Jeunne
- Bachelor's Hall - Fiddling John Carson
- Walking Shoes (Button Up Shoes) - Tommy Johnson
- Wolves Howling - Stripling Brothers
- Mistreated The Only Friend You Had - James Cole & His Washboard Band
- Havana River Glide - Martin & Hobbs
- I Want Two Wings To Veil My Face - Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers
- Make Down The Bed And We'll All Sleep Together - Jess Hillard & His West Virginia Hillbillies
- Special Rider Blues - Skip James
- Walk Right In Belmont - Watts & Wilson
- Leaving All To Follow Jesus - Rev. Rice & Congregation




Yazoo CD 2048
CD 20491999The Half Ain't Never Been Told   Vol. 1
Early American Rural Religious Music

- Am Bound For The Promised Land - Alfred G. Karnes
- Happy On The Way - Fa Sol La Singers
- There's A Beautiful City Called Heaven - Virginia Dandies
- I'll Be Rested - Roosevelt Graves & Brother
- I Want My Life To Testify - Hendersonville Double Quartet
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter - Washington Phillips
- Shall We Gather At The River - Uncle Dave Macon
- Religion Is A Fortune - The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
- He's The One - Rev. H.B. Jackson
- I Know That Jesus Set Me Free - Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers
- Don't Make It Too Late - Mrs. L. Reed & Mrs. T.A. Duncans
- Certainly Lord - Pace Jubilee Singers
- I'm Gonna Sail Away - Jones Brothers Trio
- The Good Lord Has Set Me Free - Elder Curry & Congregation
- Turn Away - Lubbock Texas Quartet
- We'll Understand It Better Bye And Bye - Kentucky Mountain Chorusters
- Blessed Be The Tie That Binds - Primitive Baptist Choir Of North Carolina
- Let Your Light Shine On Me - Blind Willie Johnson
- I'll Lead A Christian Life - Golden P. Harris
- I'll Be Satisfied - Bryant's Jubilee Quartette
- Lower My Dying Head - Rev. B. J. Hill
- The Christian's Fight - Lee Wells & His Jasper Alabama Scared Harp Singers
- Is Not This The Land Of Beulah - Rev. Wm McKinley Dawkins

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Yazoo CD 2049
CD 20501999The Half Ain't Never Been Told   Vol. 2
Early American Rural Religious Music

- I Am Going Home - Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1
- God's Getting Worried - Virginia Dandies
- It's Nobody's Fault But Mine - Blind Willie Johnson
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son - Washington Phillips
- Coming To Christ - Biddleville Quintette
- Take Time To Be Holy - Hendersonville Quartet
- Glory Glory Glory Glory To The Lamb - Kentucky Ramblers
- Oh What A Change Took Place In My Heart - Megginson Female Quartette
- Leaning On The Everlasting Arms - Mcghee & Cogar
- Prayer Of Death Part 1 - Charlie Patton
- Journey Home - Allison's Sacred Harp Singers
- Been Listening All The Day - Blind Joe Taggart
- Beyond The River - Carolina Gospel Singers
- Babylon Is Fallen Down - Cleve Chaffin & The McClung Brothers
- Dry Bones - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
- O Lord I'm Your Child - Elder Otis Jones
- Have You Got Good Religion - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- If Jesus Leads This Army - Howard Haney
- Baptize Me - Rev. J. M. Gates & Congregation
- We Are Journeying On - Price Family Sacred Singers
- Leaning On The Lord - Utica Institute Jubilee Singers
- The Half Ain't Never Been Told - Blind Joe & James Taggart
- Don't You Want To Go - Dixie Sacred Trio

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Yazoo CD 2050
CD 20512000The Story That The Crow Told Me   Vol. 1
Early American Rural Children's Songs

- I Am Just What I Am - Homer Briarhopper
- Poor Little Thing Cried Mammy - Three Georgia Crackers
- Barnyard Tumble - Bill Carlisle
- Old Molly Hare - Clayton McMichen / Riley Puckett
- Animals Coming In - Four Wanderers
- Johnny Booker - Cousin Emmy
- The Old Grey Goose Is Dead - The Pickard Family
- Pretty Little Pink - Bradley Kincaid
- Free Little Bird - Dykes Magic City Trio
- King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O - Chubby Parker
- Hop Along Peter - Fisher Hendley / His Aristocratic Pigs
- Horsie Keep Your Tail Up - Lew Childre
- The Nick Nack Song - Ridgel's Fountain Citians
- The Story That The Crow Told Me - The Carolina Buddies
- Sue Cow - Bo Carter
- Skip To Ma Lou, My Darling - Uncle Eck Dunford
- Cindy - Gene Austin

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Yazoo CD 2051
CD 20522000The Story That The Crow Told Me   Vol. 2
Early American Rural Children's Songs

Bill Carlisle - Little Honey Bee
Lake Howard - Chewing Chewing Gum
Anna & Julietta Canova - The Frog Went A-Courtin
Skillet Lickers - Devilish Mary
Kelly Harrell - Charley, He's A Good Old Man
Jack Reedy & His Walker Mountain String Band - Groundhog
A. A. Gray & Seven Foot Dilly - The Old Ark's A Moving
Henry Thomas - The Little Red Caboose
Carolina Tar Heels - Somebody's Tall And Handsome
Bucklebusters - Chuck Old Hen
McGee Brothers & Todd - Charming Bill
Prairie Ramblers - Beaver Creek
Bradley Kincaid - A Paper Of Pins
Ford & Grace - Kiss Me Cindy
Leroy Carr - Carried Water For The Elephant
Arthur Smith Trio - Pig At Home In The Pen
Chubby Parker - Get Away Old Maids Get Away
North Carolina Cooper Boys - Daniel In The Den Of Lions
Bradley Kincaid - Sourwood Mountain
Leake County Revelers - Molly Put The Kettle On
Joe Reed Family - Little David Play On Your Harp
Land Norris - I Love Somebody
Vernon Dalhart - Jesus Loves Me

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Yazoo CD 2052
CD 20532000Juke Joint Saturday Night - Piano Blues, Rags & Stomps
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

'Jabo' Williams - Pratt City Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Jab's Blues
Louise Johnson - On The Wall
Skip James - If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
Charley Taylor - Heavy Suitcase Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues
Little Brother Montgomery - No Special Rider Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Polock Blues
Louise Johnson - By The Moon And Stars
Charley Taylor - Louisiana Bound
James Wiggins - Gotta Shave 'Em Dry
Skip James - 22-20 Blues
James Wiggins - Forty-Four Blues
'Jabo' Williams - Fat Mama Blues
'Boodle It' Wiggins - Evil Woman Blues
Louise Johnson - Long Ways From Home
Louise Johnson - All Night Long Blues
Rudy Foster - Black Gal Makes Thunder
Rudy Foster - Corn Trimmer Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Army Blues
Kingfish Bill Tomlin - Hot Box
Roosevelt Sykes - 3-6 & 9
Piano Kid Edwards - Gamblin' Man's Prayer

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith
booklet by Bob Hall

Yazoo CD 2053
CD 20542000Dallas Alley Drag

- Frisco Blues - Billiken Johnson / Neal Roberts
- Heart Wrecked Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Doggone My Good Luck Soul - Hattie Hudson
- Elm Street Blues - Texas Bill Day / Billiken Johnson
- When You Lose Your Daddy - Ida Mae Mack
- Elm Street Blues - Ida Mae Mack
- Goin' Back To My Baby - Texas Bill Day
- Blue Bloomer Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Good Mornin' Blues - Texas Bill Day
- They May Not Be My Toes - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- T.P. Window Blues - Jack Ranger
- Billiken's Weary Blues - Texas Bill Day / Billiken Johnson
- Fort Worth And Denver Blues - Bessie Tucker
- My Man Has Quit Me - Bessie Tucker
- Interurban Blues - Billiken Johnson / Fred Adams
- West Texas Woman - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Carbolic Acid Blues - Bobby Cadillac
- Burn The Trestle Down - Texas Bill Day
- Wild Jack Blues - Billiken Johnson / Neal Roberts
- Ice Pick Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- The Katy - Bessie Tucker
- Thieving Blues - Jack Ranger
- Sun Beam Blues - Billiken Johnson / Fred Adams


Yazoo CD 2054
CD 20552000Bennie Nawahi: Hawaiian String Virtuoso

- Hawaiian Capers - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- Singin' In The Bathtub - Four Hawaiian Guitars
- Ukulele Benny - Georgia Jumpers
- May Day Is Lei Day In Hawaii - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- Dinah - Red Devils
- Mauna Kea - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- Honolulu Bound - Hawaiian Beach Combers
- My Little A-1 Brownie - Charles B. Smith
- Big Feet Rag - Georgia Jumpers
- My Girl From The South Sea Isles - Hawaiian Beach Combers
- Ticklin' the Strings - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- Black Boy Blues - Four Hawaiian Guitars
- California Blues - Georgia Jumpers
- I've Seen My Baby - Q R S Boys
- Waikiki Blues - Hawaiian Beach Combers
- I Went To Hilo - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- Guitar Rhythm - Georgia Jumpers
- Hawaiian Melody - Hawaiian Beach Combers
- Aloha Means I Love You - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- Wiggle Yo Toes - Q R S Boys
- Otto Wood, The Bandit - Slim Smith
- Maui No La Ka Oi - King Nawahi's Hawaiians
- I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All - Hawaiian Beach Combers

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Yazoo CD 2055
CD 20562000Sliding 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
CD 20572000The Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Match Box Blues
- That Crawlin' Baby Blues
- Hot Dogs
- Corrina Blues
- Rambler Blues
- Rabbit Foot Blues
- Dry Southern Blues
- 'Lectric Chair Blues
- One Dime Blues
- Got The Blues [Paramount 12608; unlike Yazoo L-1069]
- See That My Grave's [rather: "... Grave Is ..."] Kept Clean [Paramount 12608; Yazoo L-1069]
- He Arose From The Dead
- Black Horse Blues
- Prison Cell Blues
- Booster Blues
- Bed Spring Blues
- Jack O'Diamond Blues
- Beggin Back
- Wartime Blues
- Easy Rider Blues
- How Long How Long
- Long Lonesome Blues [Paramount 12608; unlike Yazoo L-1069]
- I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart


Yazoo CD 2057
CD 20582000The Best of Blind Blake
Classic Recordings of the 1920s

- Southern Rag
- Georgia Bound
- Blind Arthur's Breakdown
- Too Tight Blues No. 2
- Dry Bone Shuffle
- Rope Stretching Blues Part 1
- Panther Squall Blues
- Skeedle Loo Doo Blues
- You Gonna Quit Me Blues
- Seaboard Stomp
- No Dough Blues
- West Coast Blues
- Depression's Gone From Me Blues
- Come On Boys, Let's Do That Messin' Around
- Wabash Rag
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- Diddie Wa Diddie No. 2
- Blake's Worried Blues
- Ice Man Blues
- Doggin' Me Mama Blues
- Chump Man Blues
- Guitar Chimes
- Early Morning Blues

compiled by Richard Nevins

Yazoo CD 2058
CD 20592001The Best Of The Memphis Jug Band

- Tired Of You Driving Me
- Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
- Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
- Papa's Got Your Bath Water On
- On The Road Again
- K.C. Moan
- Cocaine Habit Blues
- Coal Oil Blues
- You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back
- Memphis Yo Yo Blues
- Memphis Shakedown
- She Stays Out All Night Long
- Meningitis Blues
- Stealin' Stealin'
- He's in The Jailhouse Now
- Taking Your Place
- Ambulance Man
- Beale Street Mess Around
- Going Back To Memphis
- State Of Tennessee Blues
- Insane Crazy Blues
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Got A Letter From My Darlin'

compiled by Richard Nevins

Yazoo CD 2059
CD 20602001The Best Of Cannon's Jug Stompers

- Feather Bed
- Last Chance Blues
- Big Railroad Blues
- Going to Germany
- Minglewood Blues
- Mule Get up in the Alley
- Viola Lee Blues
- Walk Right In
- Noah's Blues
- Wolf River Blues
- Riley's Wagon
- Madison Street Rag
- Bring It With You When You Come
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Pig Ankle
- Money Never Runs Out
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Springdale Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Prison Wall Blues
- Ripley Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues

Yazoo CD 2060
CD 20612001Twenty First St. Stomp - The Piano Blues of St. Louis
Classic Piano from the 1920s and 30s

Stump Johnson - Kind Babe Blues
Henry Brown - Henry Brown Blues
Mary Johnson - Black Men Blues
Sparks Brothers - "4-11-44"
Eddie Miller - Good Jelly Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw - Ice And Snow Blues
Charles 'Speck' Pertum - Harvest Moon Blues
Charlie McFadden - Low Down Rounders Blues
Roosevelt Sykes - Drinkin' Woman Blues
Walter Davis - West Coast Blues
Stump Johnson - Don't Give My Lard Away
Stump Johnson - Bound To Be A Monkey
Henry Brown - Twenty First St. Stomp
Eddie Miller - Whoopee
Sparks Brothers - East Chicago Blues
James Gordon - Neck Bone Blues
Dorothy Baker - Steady Grinding Blues
Robert Peeples - Fat Greasy Baby
Mary Johnson - No Good Town Blues
Mary Johnson - Death Cell Blues
Tecumseh McDowell - So Called Friend Blues
Milton Sparks - Grinder Man Blues
Sparks Brothers - 61 Highway


Yazoo CD 2061
CD 20622002Dreaming The Blues - The Best of Charlie Spand
Classic Piano from the 1920s and 30s

- Introduction from Hometown Skiffle
- Good Gal
- Got To Have My Sweetbread
- Back To The Woods Blues
- Soon This Morning Blues
- Moanin' The Blues
- Mistreatment Blues
- Ain't Gonna Stand For That
- Dreamin' The Blues
- Levee Camp Man
- Fetch Your Water
- In The Barrel Blues
- Hastings St.
- Thirsty Woman Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- Mississippi Blues
- She's Got Good Stuff
- Evil Woman Spell
- Soon This Morning # 2
- Room Rent Blues
- 45th St. Blues
- Georgia Mule Blues
- Hard Time Blues

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith
notes by Bob Hall



Yazoo CD 2062
CD 20632002Times Ain't Like They Used To Be Vol. 5

- Railroad Blues - Sam McGee
- Step Stone - Floyd County Ramblers
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues - Skip James
- Greenback Dollar - Weems String Band
- Doggone That Train - Jimmie Davis
- Framer's Blues - Eli Framer
- No Room For a Tramp - Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston
- Just Over The River - Garland Brothers & Grinstead
- Mule Skinner Moan - Ben Covington
- Shortening Bread - Reaves White County Ramblers
- Black-Eyed Susie - J.P. Nestor & Norman Edmonds
- A Rag Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins
- Railroad Blues - Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston
- Way Down In North Carolina - Grayson County Railsplitters
- Citaco - The Swamp Rooters (A.A. Gray & Lowe Stokes)
- Pistol Blues - Unknown Artist
- Boat Song March - Murphy Brothers Band
- I've Got No Honey Babe Now - Frank Blevins and his Tar Heels Rattlers
- Bonnie Bess - Wilmer Watts and the Lonely Eagles
- Cold Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Hamilton's Special Breakdown - Wyzee, Tucker & Lecroy
- Johnny Goodwin - Bull Mountain Moonshiners
- Some Happy Day - Charley Patton

Yazoo CD 2063
CD 20642002Times Ain't Like They Used To Be Vol. 6

- Robinson County - Birkhead & Lane
- Aunt Dina's Quilting Party - The Floyd County Ramblers
- It's Cold in China - The Mississippi Moaner
- Sail Away Lady - Parker/Dodd
- I'm Goin' Away in the Morn - Uncle Dave Macon
- Seven Sister Blues - Tenderfoot Edwards
- Cousin Sally Brown - Virginia Mountain Boomers
- Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo Git Along Little Doggies - Girls Of The Golden West
- Cherry Ball Blues - Skip James
- Milwaukee Blues - Roy Harvey/Jess Johnston
- Davy - Weems String Band
- God Didn't Make Me No Monkey Man - Eli Framer
- Sally Gooden - Eck Robertson
- My Trouble Blues - Jess Johnston/Byrd Moore
- Prayer of Death - part 2 - Charley Patton
- Cheat 'Em - Red Headed Fiddlers
- Jesus Paved the Way - Dewey
- Caroline - Louie Lasky
- Swamp Cat Rag - The Swamp Rooters
- Ten Cent Piece - Reaves White County Ramblers
- Ninety Nine Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Rolling River - Jess Hillard & His West Virginia Hill Billies
- At the Cross - Turney Brothers

Yazoo CD 2064
CD 20652003Down On The Levee - The Piano Blues of St. Louis   Vol. 2
Classic Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Henry Brown - Stomp 'Em Down To The Bricks
Henry Brown - Deep Morgan Blues
Pinetop & Lindberg - Louisiana Bound
Henry Brown - Eastern Chimes Blues
Mary Johnson - Those Blackman Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw - Don't Feel Welcome
Blind Squire Turner - Pitty Pat
Roosevelt Sykes - Cotton Seed Blues
Eddie Miller - Freight Train Blues
Doretha Trowbridge - Slavin' Mama Blues
Lonnie Johnson - She Don't Know Who She Wants
Specks Pertum - Weak Eyed Blues
Wesley Wallace - Fanny Lee Blues
Wesley Wallace - No. 29
El-Zee Floyd - Snowbound And Blue
Pinetop & Lindberg - Believe I'll Make A Change
Stump Johnson - Steady Grindin'
Sparks Brothers - Down On The Levee
St. Louis Jimmy - That's All I Think
Alice Moore - Tomorrow Blues
Stump Johnson - Money Johnson
Sparks Brothers - Chicago's Too Much For Me
Pinetop - Tell Her About Me


Yazoo CD 2065
CD 20662003Roosevelt Sykes & Lee Green: The Way I Feel:

Roosevelt Sykes
- Roosevelt's Blues
- The Way I Feel
- '44' Blues
- Ten And Four Blues
- All My Money Gone Blues
- Lost All I Had Blue
- Henry Ford Blues
- Poor Boy Blues
Lee Green
- Train Number 44
- Death Alley Blues
- All My Money Gone
- Death Bell Blues
- Maltese Cat
- Memphis Fives
- Number 44 Blues
- The Way I Feel
Roosevelt Sykes
- 32 - 20 Blues
- Hard Luck Man Blues
- Give Me Your Change
- Kelly's Special
- No Settled Mind Blues
- Kelly's 44 Blues
- You So Dumb

prod. by Francis Wilford-Smith; remastered by Richard Nevins; original recordings from the collection of Francis Wilford-Smith

Roosevelt Sykes discography


Yazoo CD 2066
CD 20672003Times Ain't What They Used To Be   Vol. 7
Early American Rural Music
Classis Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Dilly & His Dill Pickles - Bust Down Stomp
Jimmie Tarlton - Dixie Mail
King Solomon Hill - Times Has Done Got Hard
East Texas Serenaders - Mineola Rag
Sheffield Male Quartet - Christ Arose
"Gitfiddle Jim" - Rainy Night Blues
Three Tobacco Tags - Good Gal Remember Me
Red Headed Fiddlers - Texas Quickstep
Ed Bell - Ham Bone Blues
David Miller - Cannonball Rag
Fiddlin John Carson & His Virginia Reelers - Little More Sugar In The Coffee / Peter Went A'Fishin'
Bo Weavil Jackson - Devil And My Brown Shoes
Stripling Brothers - Horseshoe Bend
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers - Primrose Hill
Skip James - Hard Luck Child
Uncle Dave Macon & Sam McGee - Go On, Nora Lee
Dennis McGee - Jeunes Gens Campagnard
Jay Bird Coleman - I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some Of These Days
Uncle Pete & Louise - Only A Tramp
Ben Jarrel & Frank Jenkins - Jack Of Diamonds
Son House - Dry Spell Blues - part 1
"Ted" Sharp, Hinman & Sharp - Pike's Peak
Old Southern Sacred Singers - I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go

prod. & remastered by Richard Nevins







Yazoo CD 2067
CD 20682003Times Ain't What They Used To Be   Vol. 8
Early American Rural Music
Classis Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Vaughan Quartet - It's Just Like Heaven
Red Headed Fiddler - The Steeley Rag
"Gitfiddle Jim" - Paddlin' Blues
Dilly & His Dill Pickles - Sand Mountain Drag
Dock Boggs - Sugar Baby
King Solomon Hill - My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon
Stripling Brothers - The Lost Child
Frank Hutchison - The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
Bo Weavil Jackson - You Can't Keep No Brown
Wright Brothers Quartet - Mother Is With The Angels
Dick Reinhart - Rambling Lover
Skip James - 4 O'Clock Blues
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters - Yellow Rose Of Texas
Johnny Barfield - Gonna Ride Till The Sun Goes Down
Ed Bell - Mamlish Blues
"Ted" Sharp, Hinman & Sharp - Robinson County
Dennis McGee - Valse Des Vachers
David Miller - Jailhouse Rag
Tommy Johnson - I Want Someone To Love Me
Uncle Dave Macon & McGee Bros. - Tennessee Tornado
Frank Jenkins - Roving Cowboy
Shelor Family - Big Bend Gal
Rev. W.M. Mosley - Yes! Tis Me

prod. & remastered by Richard Nevins





Yazoo CD 2068
CD 20692003The Best of Charlie Patton

- Down The Dirt Road Blues (2:56)
- It Won't Be Long (3:22)
- High Water Everywhere Pt. 1 (3:07)
- High Sheriff Blues (3:10)
- Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues (3:08)
- Lord I'm Discouraged (3:08)
- Shake It And Break It (3:10)
- Rattlesnake Blues (2:47)
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues (3:06)
- A Spoonful Blues (3:13)
- Pony Blues (3:00)
- Magnolia Blues (3:11)
- Moon Going Down (3:16)
- I'm Goin' Home (3:05)
- Elder Green Blues (3:02)
- Jim Lee Blues Pt. 1 (3:04)
- Banty Rooster Blues (3:04)
- Jersey Bull Blues (3:09)
- I Shall Not Be Moved (3:05)
- Going To Move To Alabama (3:02)
- Pea Vine Blues (3:05)
- Green River Blues (3:09)
- Bird Nest Bound (3:09)

Charley Patton discography






Yazoo CD 2069
CD 20702004Back To The Crossroads - The Roots of Robert Johnson

Peetie Wheatstraw - Police Station Blues (3:06)
Kokomo Arnold - Old Original Kokomo Blues (2:55)
Bumble Bee Slim - Cruel Hearted Woman (2:49)
Hambone Willie Newbern - Roll And Tumble Blues (3:04)
Lonnie Johnson - Life Saver Blues (3:09)
Mississippi Sheiks - Sitting On Top Of The World (3:16)
Mississippi Jook Band - Hittin' The Bottle Stomp (2:38)
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman (3:00)
Son House - My Black Mama, Pt. 1 (3:09)
Blind Blake - Georgia Bound (3:23)
Leroy Carr - When The Sun Goes Down (2:58)
Kokomo Arnold - Sissy Man Blues (3:09)
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - Your Enemy Cannot Harm You [as Rev. E.W. Clayborn] (3:02)
Johnnie Temple - Lead Pencil Blues (3:06)
Skip James - 22-20 Blues (2:52)
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Dry Southern Blues (2:5()
Scrapper Blackwell - Kokomo Blues (3:04)
Tampa Red - Things 'bout Coming My Way (3:28)
Peetie Wheatstraw - King Of Spades (3:08)
Harlem Hamfats - Oh Red (2:38)
Charley Patton - You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die (2:58)
Kokomo Arnold - Milk Cow Blues (3:10)
Son House - Preachin' The Blues (3:03)

remastered from original 78 recordings

Robert Johnson discography


Yazoo CD 2070
CD 20712004The Best of Blind Willie McTell

- Broke Down Engine Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Travelin' Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Dark Night Blues
- Three Women Blues
- Atlanta Strut
- Writing Paper Blues
- Come On Around To My House Mama
- Scarey Day Blues
- Mama Let Me Scoop For You
- Mama, Tain't Long Fo' Day
- Death Cell Blues
- Kind Mama
- Low Rider's Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
- Drive Away Blues
- Love Changing Blues
- Southern Can Is Mine
- B And O Blues No. 2
- Stole Rider Blues
- Talkin' To Myself
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave

compilation producer: Richard Nevins

Blind Willie McTell discography

notes by Don Kent

Yazoo CD 2071
CD 20722005The Best Of Frank Stokes

- Take Me Back
- Mistreatin' Blues
- You Shall
- What's The Matter Blues
- I'm Going Away Blues
- Memphis Rounders Blues
- It Won't Be Long Now
- It's a Good Thing (tk 1)
- Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do, Pt. 2 (tk 1)
- Old Sometime Blues
- I Got Mine
- Sweet To Mama
- Nehi Mama
- Downtown Blues
- How Long
- South Memphis Blues
- Frank Stokes' Dream
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It
- Bedtime Blues
- Jumpin' On The Hill
- Blues In "D"
- Right Now Blues

notes by Don Kent
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Yazoo CD 2072
CD 20732005Washington Phillips: The Key To The Kingdom

Washington Phillips
- Lift Him Up That's All
- Paul And Silas In Jail
- Mother's Last Word To Her Son
- The Church Needs Good Deacons
- Jesus Is My Friend
- A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
- I Had A Good Father And Mother
- I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
- Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
- Denomination Blues - part 1
- Denomination Blues - part 2
- What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
- I've Got The Key To The Kingdom
- Train Your Child
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 1
- You Can't Stop A Tattler - part 2
- Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All
Blind Mamie and A.C. Forehand
- I'm So Glad Today, Today
- Honey In The Rock
- Mother's Prayer

Washington Phillips discography

new notes by Pat Conte

Yazoo CD 2073

[new remastering]

CD 20742005Charlie Patton: Primeval Blues, Rags And Gospel Songs

- Revenue Man Blues
- Hang It On The Wall
- Prayer Of Death - Part 1
- High Water Everywhere - Part 2
- Stone Pony Blues
- Prayer Of Death - Part 2
- Mean Black Cat Blues
- 34 Blues
- You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die
- Elder Green Blues (tk 2 - previously unissued)
- Dry Well Blues
- Some Happy Day
- Love My Stuff
- Tom Rushen Blues
- Trouble Bout My Mother
- Some Summer Day
- Running Wild Blues
- Jesus Is A Dying Bedmaker
- Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone
- Hammer Blues
- Oh Death
- Poor Me
- Frankie And Albert

Eight tracks (1, 2, 5, 8, 13, 15, 21, 22) appear here for the first time at the correct speed, namely 1.4% faster than on earlier reissues.
remastered directly from 78s from the collections of Richard Nevins, John Tefteller, Pete Whelan, Don Kent, Sherwin Dunner, Gayle Wardlow, Kip Lornell and Dave Freeman

Charley Patton discography

notes by Don Kent
Richard Nevins,
Stephen Calt
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Yazoo CD 2074
CD 20752005Skip James: Hard Time Killin'Floor

- Cypress Grove Blues
- If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
- Special Rider Blues
- Devil Got My Woman
- I'm So Glad
- Cherry Ball Blues
- 22-20 Blues
- Jesus Is A Might Good Leader
- Hard Luck Child
- Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
- Illinois Blues
- Drunken Spree
- Four O'Clock Blues
- How Long Buck
- Yola My Blues Away
- Be Ready When He Comes
- What Am I Gonna Do Blues
- My Black Mama - Part 1
- My Black Mama - Part 2
- Walkin' Blues
- Dry Spell Blues - Part 1

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Yazoo CD 2075
CD 30012002Man Of Constant Sorrow and Other Timeless Mountain Ballads
Classic Recordings of the 1920s and 30s

Lewis McDaniel & Walter Smith - I Went To See My Sweetheart
B.F. Shelton - Oh Molly Dear
Burnett & Rutherford - Willie Moore
Jimmie Tarlton - Lowe Bonnie
G.B. Grayson - Ommie Wise
Blue Sky Boys - In The Hills Of Roana County
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers - John Henry Blues
Roy Harvey & North Carolina Ramblers - George Collins
Buell Kazee - John Hardy
Emry Arthur - Man Of Constant Sorrow
Hickory Nuts - Louisville Burglar
Parker & Woolbright - Will The Weaver
B.F. Shelton - Darling Cora
Grayson & Whitter - I've Always Been A Rambler
Cousin Emmy - Pretty Little Miss Out In The Garden
Charlie Poole & North Carolina Ramblers - He Rambled
Green Baily - The Fate Of Ellen Smith
Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer - Wreck Of The Old 97
Eck Robertson & Family - The Island Unknown - Part 1
Eck Robertson & Family - The Island Unknown - Part 2

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Yazoo CD 3001
CD 30022003The Best There Ever Was
The Legendary Early Blues Performers Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 30s

Garfield Akers - Dough Roller Blues
Tommy Johnson - Big Road Blues
Son House - My Black Mamma - part 1
Mississippi John Hurt - Ain't No Tellin
Skip James - Cypress Grove
Blind Willie Johnson - I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
Blind Willie McTell - Mama Tain't Long Fo' Day
Jaydee Short - Barefoot Blues
Robert Wilkins - I'll Go With Her Blues
Ed Bell - Squabblin Blues
Charlie Patton - It Won't Be Long
Frank Stokes - What's The Matter Blues
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Word Blues
William Harris - Bullfrog Blues
Blind Blake - You Gonna Quit Me Blues
King Solomon Hill - The Gone Dead Train
Memphis Minnie - Outdoor Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Prison Cell Blues
Sam Collins - Graveyard Digger's Blues
Furry Lewis - Big Chief Blues

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Yazoo CD 3002
CD 22002003Kentucky Mountain Music

disc 1:
Burnett & Rutherford - Ladies Of The Steamboat
Buell Kazee - The Dying Soldier
Crockett Family Mountaineers - Little Rabbit / Rabitt Where's Your Mammy
Shortbuckle Roarke & Family - I Truly Understand You Love Another Man
Ted Gossett's Band - Eighth Of January
Burnett & Rutherford - All Night Long Blues
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Shipping Port
Robert L. Day - The Rowan County Crew
Doc Roberts - Deer Walk
Rutherford & Foster - Let Her Go, I'll Meet Her
Walter Family - That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It
Martin & Roberts - Lillie Dale
Rutherford, Moore & Burnett - Cumberland Gap
James Howard - The Old Fish Song
Fort Thomas Group - The Red Hill Special
Green Bailey - If I Die A Railroad Man
J.W. Day - Grand Hornpipe
Walter Williams - East Virginia
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Forked Deer
Pete Steele - Pretty Polly
Justis Begley - Run Banjo
Kentucky Mountain Chorusters - We'll Understand It Better Bye And Bye

disc 2:
Burnett & Rutherford - Curley Headed Woman
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Gate To Go Through
Martin & Roberts - Hot Corn
Taylor, Burnett And Moore - Grandma's Rag
Rutherford & Foster - I'm As Free Little Birdie As Can Be
Ted Gossett's Band - Rocky Mountain Goat
Green Bailey - Shut Up In Coal Creek Mine
Crockett Family Mountaineers - Sugar In My Coffee (Medley)
Buell Kazee - The Butcher's Boy (The Railroad Boy)
Doc Roberts - New Money
Burnett & Rutherford - Pearl Bryan
Kentucky String Ticklers - Crooked John
Daw Henson - The Moonshiner
J.W. Day - Forked Deer
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - The Dixie Cowboy
Walter Williams - Mississippi Sawyer
Rutherford & Foster - Six Months Ain't Long
Ed Morrison - Blackberry Blossom
Theophilus Hoskins - Ellen Smith
Henry L. Bandy - Five Up
Pete Steele - Payday At Coal Creek
Justis Begley - Golden Willow Tree
Alice & Martha Williams & Elizabeth Flatt - The Last Appeal

disc 3:
J.W. Day - Way Up On Clinch Mountain
Ted Gossett's Band - Going To Jail
Rutherford & Foster - Richmond Blues
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Soap In The Washpan
McVay & Johnson - Ain't Going To Lay My Armor Down
Blue Ridge Mountaineers - Old Voile
Asa Martin - Gentle Annie
Burnett & Rutherford - Billy In The Low Ground
Daw Henson - Lady Margaret And Sweet William
Doc Roberts - And The Cat Came Back
Walter Williams - Pass Around The Bottle
Marion Underwood - Coal Creek March
Pete Steele - Johnny O Johnny
Rutherford & Foster - Taylor's Quickstep (Monroe County Quickstep)
Justis Begley - I've Been All Around This World
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Jenny Baker
Clay Walters - Come All You Roving Cowboys
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Soldier's Joy
Maynard Britton - I Came To This Country
Crockett Family Mountaineers - Medley Of Old Time Dance Tunes Part 1 (Husking Bee / Old Molly Hare / Wild Horse / Soldier's Joy / Arkansas Traveller)
Burnett & Rutherford - Rambling Reckless Hobo
Bill Stepp & Walter Williams - Wild Horse
Boyd Asher - Old Christmas
Ted Chesnut - The Rowan County Feud
Hatton Brothers - Wish I Had My Time Again

disc 4:
Blue Ridge Mountaineers - Old Flannigan
Burnett & Rutherford - Willie Moore
J.W. Day - The Wild Wagoner
Asa Martin - My Cabin Home Among The Hills
Ted Gossett's String Band - Bow Legged Irishman
Rutherford & Foster - There's No One Like The Old Folks
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Old Blind Dog
Buell Kazee - The Sporting Bachelors
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Sourwood Mountain
Justis Begley - The Roving Boy
Crocket Family Mountaineers - Medley Of Old Time Dance Tunes Part 2 (Sourwood Mountain / Sally In The Garden / Sally Goodin)
Pete Steele - Lack Fol Diddle I Day
Burnett & Rutherford - Lost John
Rutherford & Foster - There's More Pretty Girls Than One
Walter Family - Shaker Ben
Rev. Sherwin Sizemore & Church Of The Ten Elders - Jesus Walking Through The Land
Green's String Band - Pickaway
Daw Henson - Wallins Creek Girls
Ed Morrison - We'll All Go To Heaven When The Devil Goes Blind
Walter Williams - John Hardy
Hack's String Band - Wink The Other Eye
Boyd Asher - Hickory Jack
J.M. Mullins - Working's Too Hard
Henry L. Bandy - Sail Away Ladies
Kentucky Mountain Choruster - The Great Reaping Day

disc 5:
Crockett Family Mountaineers - Buffalo Gals (Medley)
Howard & Peak - Three Black Sheep
Clifford Gross - Run Them Coons In The Ground
Green Bailey - I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground
Ted Gossett's Band - Fire On The Mountain
Oaks Family - Wake Up You Drowsy Sleepers
Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies - Cuttin At The Point
Buell Kazee - The Cowboy Trail
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Drink More Cider
Rutherford & Foster - Two Faithful Lovers
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Maxwell Girl
Daw Henson - Swafford Branch Stills
Lonesome Luke & His Farm Boys - Wild Hog In The Woods
Marvin Thornton & Fort Thomas Group - The Soldier And The Lady
Kentucky Woodchoppers - Pine Tree
Green Maggard - Lord Daniel
Kentucky String Ticklers - Leaving Here Blues
James Howard - The Peddler And His Wife
Doc Roberts - Waynesburgh
Burnett & Rutherford - Little Stream Of Whiskey
Madisonville String Band - Next To Your Mother, Who Do You Love
Pete Steele - Little Birdie
Theophilus Hoskins - Hog Eyed Man
Walter Williams - (fragment)
McVay & Johnson - I'll Be Ready When The Bridegroom Comes

disc 6:
Mangrum & Shriver - Bill Cheatam
Buell Kazee - Short Life Of Trouble
Madisonville String Band - B Flat Rag
Green Bailey - The Fate Of Ellen Smith
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Washington Quadrille
Rutherford & Foster - Storms May Rule The Ocean
Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Gray Eagle
Crockett Family Mountaineers - Bile Dem Cabbage Down
Doc Roberts - Martha Campbell
Burnett & Rutherford - I'll Be With You When The Roses Bloom Again
Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies - Shelvin Rock
Buell Kazee - The Roving Cowboy
ed Gossett's Band - Fox Chase
Lonesome Luke & His Farm Boys - Dogs In The Ashcan
Green Maggard - Come All Ye Fair And Handsome Girls
Pete Steele - Rambling Hobo
Clifford Gross - Leather Breeches
Bill Bundy - Poison In A Glass Of Wine
Tom West - The Valentine
Walter Family - Flying Cloud Waltz
Ed Morrison - A Western Union Telegram
James Howard - My Little Carpenter
Hatton Brothers - Hook And Line
Oaks Family - Will It Pay

disc 7:
Clifford Gross - Rocky Mountain Goat
Buell Kazee - The Orphan Girl
Doc Roberts Trio - Honeymoon Stomp
George Roark - I Ain't A Bit Drunk
Mangrum & Shriver - Bacon And Cabbage
Howard & Peak - I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart
J.W. Day - Little Boy Working On The Road
Martin & Hobbs - I Must See My Mothers
Kentucky Woodchoppers - New Harmony Waltz
Crockett Family Mountaineers - Sugar Hill
Hack's String Band - Kentucky Plowboy's March
Oaks Family - You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
Kentucky String Ticklers - Tipple Blues
Ted Chesnut - He's Only A Miner Killed In The Ground
Doc Roberts - Rye Straw
Rutherford, Moore & Burnett - She's A Flower From The Fields Of Alabama
Jimmy Johnson's String Band - Ching Chow
Shortbuckle Roark & Family - My Mother's Hands
Madisonville String Band - My Pretty Snow Deer
Walter Family - Walter Family Waltz
Henry L. Bandy - Going Across The Sea
Taylor, Moore & Burnett - Knoxville Rag
Buell Kazee - I'm Rolling Along

remastered by Richard Nevins
original recordings from the collections of Richard Nevins, Frank Mare, Joe Bussard, Dave Freeman, Chris King and John Coffey
7 CD box
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Yazoo CD 2200
CD 22022006The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1
Freeny's Barn Dance Band: Croquet Habits
Son House: Mississippi County Farm Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Up Jumped The Rabbit
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy: I'm Going Back Home
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles: Fightin' In The War With Spain
John Byrd: Old Timbrook Blues
Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers: A Little Talk With Jesus
Tommy Johnson: Slidin' Delta
The Three Striped Gears: Alabama Blues
Jack Gowdlock: Rollin Dough Blues
Kentucky Ramblers: Ginseng Blues
Ollis Martin: Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down
Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston And The West Virginia Ramblers: John Hardy Blues
Long "Cleeve" Reed & Little Harvey Hull - The Down Home Boys: Original Stack O' Lee Blues
Amedie Ardoin & Dennis McGee: Two Step De La Prairie Soileau
Andrew & Jim Baxter: Operator Blues
J.D. Harris: The Grey Eagle
Memphis Jug Band: Jim Strainer Blues
Grayson County Railsplitters: Ain't That Trouble In Mind (unissued)
Dock Boggs: Old Rub Alcohol Blues
Jaybird Coleman: Mistreatin' Mama
Henry Whitter: It's A Rough Road To Georgia (unissued)
Rev. B.L. Wightman with Lottie Kimbrough & Congregation: Live The Life

disc 2
Yank Rachel with Sleepy John Estes & Jab Jones: Sweet Mama
Crowder Brothers: We All Love Mother (unissued)
Son House: Clarksdale Moan
Ashley & Foster: Bull Dog Sal (unissued)
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas: Down In Texas Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Chicken Don't Roost Too High
William Harris: I'm Leavin' Town (But I Sho' Don't Wanna Go)
Asa Martin & Roy Hobbs: Wild Cat Rag
King Solomon Hill: Whoopee Blues (Alternate Take)
Chubby Parker: Davey Crockett
Geeshie Wiley: Skinny Leg Blues
Sweet Brothers: I'm Gonna Marry That Pretty Little Girl
Blind Roosevelt Graves & Varoy Graves: I Shall Not Be Moved
Smith & Irvine: Lonesome Road Blues
Luke Jordon: If I Call You Mama
Grayson & Whitter: My Mind Is To Marry (unissued)
Osey Helton: Green River
Lottie Kimbrough: Don't Speak To Me
Wade Ward: Married Man's Blues (unissued)
Ken Maynard: Sweet Betsey From Pike (unissued)
Jaybird Coleman: Boll Weevil
Bill Shepherd with Hayes Shepherd & Ed Webb: Bound Steel Blues
Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1: Bells Of Love

double CD



Yazoo CD 2202
CD 22032012The 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


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Thanks to Görgen Antonsson, Marc Claes, Paul Vernon, 'jd' and Ulf Bergenblad for additional info / scans

 

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Ad in Blues Unlimited #108 (June/July 1974)

 

Yazoo Collector's Get-Together. NJ, summer '97
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(L-R) back: Chris Moreton, Pat Conte, Steve Calt (†), Bernie Klatzko (†), Don Kent, Sherwin Dunner, Howard Berg
front: Richard Nevins, Russ Shor, Ken Romanowski, Rob Fleder
(photo by John Cohen; source: Sing Out! Vol. 43 No. 3, p. 64)
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