Drawing: R. Crumb

This is a list of LPs 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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L-10011968Mississippi 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

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Belzona L-1001

notes by Bradley Sweet
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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

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"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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= Yazoo CD 1005 YAZ
(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

notes by
"Humphrey Higgins"



= Yazoo L-1006
"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
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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 L-1008


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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
notes by Brad Sweet
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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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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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= Yazoo CD 1011 YAZ [1991]

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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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 (19??)

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

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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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= Yazoo CD 1016 (1991)

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





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= Yazoo CD 1019 YAZ (1991?)

= Yazoo 1019HLP
[180g reissue LP]

L-10201970Charley Patton
Founder of the Delta Blues

- 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
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

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= Yazoo 1020 (19??)

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= Yazoo cassette

CD 1020 YAZ [1990]
[24 tracks only!]

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CD 2001 YAZ
King Of The Delta Blues

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Founder of The Delta Blues

= Yazoo 1020HLP
[180g reissue DLP]

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
notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
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
notes by Stephen Calt,
Nick Perls & Michael
Stewart
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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
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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
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Nick Perls, Mike Stewart
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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
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Jerome Epstein, Nick Perls
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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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= 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
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

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= 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

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= 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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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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= 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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"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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* 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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= Yazoo CD 1082/83 (1992?)



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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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