B I G   M A C E O; source: Front cover of RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506
source: Front cover of RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506
Bluebird B8827-B 'Worried Life Blues'
Big Maceo
Merriweather
b. (Major Merriweather) March 31, 1905 in Atlanta, Georgia
d. February 26, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois

buried at the Detroit Memorial Cemetery in Warren, Michigan
discography

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Big Maceo Merriweather 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
Since this ain't no museum, my aim is not to depict actually existing specimen of 78 rpm records,
but to show the labels as pristine as workmanlike possible

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11941Big Maceo

- Can't You Read (064193-1)
- So Long Baby (064194-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8772
21941Big Maceo

- Ramblin' Mind Blues (064191-1)
- County Jail Blues (064192-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8798
31941Big Maceo

- Texas Blues (064195-1)
- Worried Life Blues (064190-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b



Bluebird B8827
41941Tampa Red

- You'd Better Be Ready To Go (064187-1)
- No Baby No (064188-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8890
51941Tampa Red

- Georgia, Georgia Blues (064182-1)
- It's A Low Down Shame (064186-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8919
61941Big Maceo

- I Got The Blues (070634-1)
- Why Should I Hang Around? (070637-1)

rec. December 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B8939
71941Tampa Red

- She's Love Crazy (064185-1)
- So Far, So Good (064189-1)

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8962
81941Big Maceo

- It's All Up To You (070635-1)
- Tuff Luck Blues (070633-1)

rec. December 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B8973
91941Tampa Red

- I Got A Right To Be Blue (064183-1) *
- Don't Deal With The Devil (064184-1) #

rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, * kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Ransom Knowling, b

Bluebird B8991

# RCA Victor 20-2791

101942Tampa Red

- Gin Head Woman (074043-1)
- Don't Jive It Mama (074044-1)

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

Bluebird B9009
111941Big Maceo

- Bye, Bye, Baby (070636-1)
- Poor Kelly Blues (070638-1)

rec. December 15, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B9012
121942Tampa Red

- She Want To Sell My Monkey (074049-1) #
- Mean And Evil Woman (074047-1)

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g; Big Maceo Merriweather, p, # sp; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

Bluebird B9024
131942Tampa Red

- Let Me Play With Your Poodle (074048-1)
- My First Love Blues (074042-1) #

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

Bluebird 34-0700

# Jazz Society AA556 (Fr)

   

- Gypsy Lady Blues (074045-1) #
- She Can't Make Up Her Mind (074046-1)

rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, # kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr
Bluebird unissued

# RCA 89588
Document DOCD-5212

141942Big Maceo

- Anytime For You (074639-1)
- Since You Been Gone (074641-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Clifford Jones, dr



Bluebird 34-0703
151942Tampa Red

- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (074634-1)
- I Ain't Fur It (074636-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr



Bluebird B34-0711
   

- I Got My Habits On (074635-1)
- Mary Lou Blues (074637-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr
Bluebird unissued
   

- Some Sweet Day (074638-1)
- My Last Go Round (074640-1)

rec. July 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Clifford Jones, dr
Bluebird unissued

Bluebird AXM2-5506-1
(1975)

161945BIG BILL

- Oh Baby (C 4384) #
- When I Get To Thinkin' (C 4414) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

OKeh 6739 (1945)

= Columbia 30021 (1947)

= Columbia 37454

171945BIG BILL

- Humble Blues (C 4383) #
- Roll Dem Bones (C 4415) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

Columbia 30002 (1945)


= Columbia 36879 (1946)

181945BIG BILL

- Cell No. 13 Blues (C 4385) #
- You Got The Best Go (C 4417) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

Columbia 30009 (1945)


= Columbia 37164
(late 1946/early 1947)

   

- Doing The Best I Can (C 4380) #
- Where The Blues Began (C 4382) *
- Believe Me What I Say (C 4386)
- 1944 Blues (C 4387)

rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr
Columbia unissued

# Blues Document
BDCD-6042


* Document DOCD-5525

   

- Flyin' Boogie (C 4387-2NG)

rec. February 19, 1945 at (the above) Big Bill Broonzy session in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr
Columbia unissued

Blues Classics BC 29

Columbia CK47911 (CD)

   

- Letter To Tojo (C 4416)

rec. February 24, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr
Columbia unissued
191945Big Maceo

- Kid Man Blues (D5AB 316) #
- Things Have Changed (D5AB 318)

rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

Bluebird 34-0735

# = RCA Victor 20-2687

201945Tampa Red

- Better Let My Gal Alone (D5AB 349) #
- Mercy Mama (D5AB 346-1)

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr

Bluebird 34-0740
211945Big Maceo

- Chicago Breakdown (D5AB 1207)
- Winter Time Blues (D5AB 1204)

rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr



Bluebird 34-0743
221945Big Maceo

- Big Road Blues (D5AB 1206)
- Won't Be A Fool No More (D5AB 1205)

rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr



RCA Victor 20-1870
231945Sonny Boy Williamson

- You're An Old Lady (D5AB 399)
- Early In The Morning (D5AB 396)

rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Tampa Red, g; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-1875
241946Jazz Gillum

- Keep On Sailing (D6AB 1819)
- Fast Woman Blues (D6AB 1817)

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b



RCA Victor 34-0747
(Bluebird series)
251946Tampa Red / Memphis Jimmy

Tampa Red
- I Can't Get Along With You (D5AB 347) #
Memphis Jimmy
- Drifting (D6AB 1838) *


# rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL; James (Beale Street) Clark, voc, Leonard Caston, p; Ollie Crawford, g; Alfred Elkins, b

Bluebird 34-0748
(Bluebird series
261946Tampa Red / Memphis Jimmy

Tampa Red
- Mercy Mama (D5AB 346-1) #
Memphis Jimmy
- Drifting (D6AB 1838) *


# rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL; James (Beale Street) Clark, voc, Leonard Caston, p; Ollie Crawford, g; Alfred Elkins, b

RCA Victor 20-1887
271946Jazz Gillum

- Reckless Rider Blues (D6AB 1816)
- Look On Yonder Wall (D6AB 1820)

rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b

RCA Victor 20-1974
281946Tampa Red

- Crying Won't Help You (D6VB 1828-1A)
- Maybe Some Day (D6VB 1827)

rec. February 19, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Alfred Elkins, b

RCA Victor 20-1988
   

- Give Me Mine Now (D5AB 348-1A)

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Tyrell Dixon, dr
RCA Victor / Bluebird unissued

RCA Bluebird AXM2-5501

291946Big Maceo

- Maceo's 32-20 (D5AB 350)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Texas Stomp (D5AB 352) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g, # sp; Tyrell Dixon, dr



RCA Victor 20-2028
301946Jazz Gillum

- I'm Not The Lad (D6VB 1952) *
- Long Razor Blues (D6AB 1821) #

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b

* rec. September 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Jazz Gillum, voc; James Clark, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-2120
311946Tampa Red

- I'll Be Up Some Day (D5AB 1200)
- I Oughta Bite You (D5AB 1201)

rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2147
321946Big Maceo

- Detroit Jump (D5AB 353) #
- Come On Home (D5AB 351)

rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g, # sp; Tyrell Dixon, dr

RCA Victor 20-2173
331946Jazz Gillum

- Can't Trust Myself (D6VB 1951) *
- All In All Blues (D6AB 1818) #

# rec. February 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Leonard Caston, g; Alfred Elkins, b

* rec. September 18, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Jazz Gillum, voc, hca; James Clark, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-2232
341946Tampa Red

- Play Proof Woman [Play Proof Mama] (D5AB 1203-1A) #
- Please Be Careful (D6VB 1829) *

# rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. February 19, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Alfred Elkins, b



RCA Victor 20-2249
 
In the sommer of 1946 Merriweather suffered a stroke that paralysed his right side
From then on other pianists (Eddie Boyd, Johnny Jones and James Watkins) played piano, at least the right hand parts, on his recordings
 
351947Big Maceo

- My Own Troubles (D5AB 319) #
- I Lost My Little Woman (D7VB 341) *

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr





RCA Victor 20-2353
361947Tampa Red

- Corinne Blues (D5AB 1202) #
- New Bad Luck Blues (D6VB 1948) *

rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. September 16, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Oett "Sax" Mallard, cl/as; Blind John Davis, p; Big Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2432
371947Big Maceo

- I'm So Worried (D5AB 317) #
- It's All Over Now (D7VB 340) *

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr



RCA Victor 20-2505
381947Tampa Red

- Let's Try It Again (D6VB 1826) #
- She's A Solid Killer Diller (D6VB 1946) *

# rec. February 19, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo, p, # voc; Alfred Elkins, b

* rec. September 16, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Oett "Sax" Mallard, cl/as; Blind John Davis, p; Big Crawford, b; Jump Jackson, dr

RCA Victor 20-2597
391947Big Maceo

- Broke And Hungry Blues (D7VB 338) *
- Kid Man Blues (D5AB 316) #

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2687
401947Big Maceo

- If You Ever Change Your Ways (D7VB 339) *
- Chicago Breakdown (D5AB 1207) #

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

* rec. February 27, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc; Eddie Boyd, p; Tampa Red, g; Ernest "Big" Crawford, b; Charles Sanders, dr

RCA Victor 20-2910






= RCA Victor 50-0002
(1949)

411947?Sonny Boy Williamson

- Stop Breaking Down (D5AB 398) #
- Rub A Dub (D7VB 1155) *

# rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Tampa Red, g; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. November 12, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Blind John Davis, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-3047
421947?Sonny Boy Williamson

- The Big Boat (D5AB 397) #
- Better Cut That Out (D7VB 1156) *

# rec. October 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Big Maceo, p; Tampa Red, g; Charles Sanders, dr

* rec. November 12, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Blind John Davis, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-3218
431949BIG BILL

- Partnership Woman (C 4381) #
- Stop Lying Woman (CCO 4950) *

# rec. February 19, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Buster Bennett, as; Big Maceo, p; Tyrell Dixon, dr

* rec. December 19, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Big Bill Broonzy, voc, g; Sax Mallard, as; Bill Casimir, ts; Johnny Morton, tp; Bob Call, p; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



Columbia 30143
441949BIG MACEO

- Do You Remember (BM3)
- Big City Blues (BM4)

rec. April 14, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc; Johnny Jones, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr

Specialty 320
451949BIG MACEO

- One Sunday Morning (BM1)
- Just Tell Me Baby (MB2)

rec. April 14, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc; Johnny Jones, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Specialty 346
461950BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER

- Leaving Blues (A)
- Have You Heard About It? (B)

rec. c.1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr



Fortune 137
471950JOHN BRIM COMBO

- Strange Man (A)
- Mean Man Blues (B)

rec. 1950 in Detroit; Grace Brim, voc, hca; John Brim, g; Big Maceo Merriweather, James Watkins, p

Fortune 801
   

- Strange Man (alt. tk)

rec. c.1950 in Detroit; Grace Brim, voc, hca; John Brim, g; Big Maceo Merryweather, James Watkins, p
Fortune unissued

Fortune FTS 3012

   

- Bus Driver

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit; John Brim, voc, g; Big Maceo Merryweather, p
Fortune unissued

Fortune LP 8018
(cancelled)

Fantastic Voyage FVTD070
(2010)

481950BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER

- Worried Life Blues No. 2 (A)
- Strange To Me Blues (B)

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr



Fortune 805
   

- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing #
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool *

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr
Fortune unissued

# Fortune FTS 3002
* Fortune FTS 3012

   

- Boogie Jump (4777)
- Goin' Back (4778)
- Mellow Chick (4779)
- untitled (4780)

rec. c. January 1952 in Chicago, IL
Mercury unissued
491955?TEXAS BLUE SERENADERS

- First Love Blues (074042-1) [Bluebird 34-0700] #
- Texas Stomp [RCA Victor 20-2028] *

# rec. February 6, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Tampa Red, voc, g, kazoo; Big Maceo Merriweather, p; Clifford 'Snags' Jones, dr

* rec. July 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g, sp; Tyrell Dixon, dr
10 inch 78 rpm



Jazz Society AA556 (Fr)

Jazz Society discography

5019??Big Maceo

- Chicago Breakdown (D5AB 1207) #
- Worried Life Blues (064190-1) *

* rec. June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Ransom Knowling, b

# rec. February 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Big Maceo, voc, p; Tampa Red, g; Melvin Draper, dr

7 inch 45 rpm

RCA Victor 447-0003


= Groove 4G-5001
(UK 19??)


LP / CD compilations
50a1955?Lonnie Johnson Blues Album

Tampa Red
- My First Love Blues #
Texas Alexander
- Work Ox Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- St. Louis Cyclone Blues
- Away Down In The Alley Blues


Big Maceo with Tampa Red
- Texas Stomp #
Texas Alexander
- 'Frisco Train Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Blues In G
- Sweet Woman


# Big Maceo, p
limited edition of 100 copies
10 inch LP



Jazz Society L-P 14 (Fr!)

Jazz Society discography

50b1955?Big Bill Broonzy

- Medicine Man Blues
- Midnight Steppers
- What's Wrong With Me
- Bad Acting Woman

- Night Watchman Blues
- I'm Woke Up Now

- Cell No. 13 Blues #
- You Got The Best Go #

# with Big Maceo, p
10 inch LP



Jazz Society L-P 16 (Sw!)

Jazz Society discography

50c19?????

Tampa Red
- My First Love Blues #


# with Big Maceo, p

Club des Amateurs de
Disques 2053 (Fr)
511961Big Maceo
Collection "Jazz Classics" No 22

- Chicago Breakdown
- County Jail Blues
- Texas Stomp
- Maceo's 32-20

- Big Road Blues
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Tuff Luck Blues

10 inch LP
notes by Hugues Panassié






RCA 130.246 (Fr)
521963Original Rhythm & Blues Hits By Rhythm & Blues Stars

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- So Glad You're Mine
The Four Clefs
- Dig These Blues

Big Maceo
- Chicago Breakdown
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Elevator Woman
Mickey & Sylvia
- Love Is Strange
Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right?
Tampa Red
- Early In The Morning
Washboard Sam
- Gonna Hit The Highway





Camden CAL 740
531964Big Maceo   (1941-45)
Treasury of Jazz No 47

- Worried Life Blues
- Kid Man Blues

- My Own Troubles
- Come On Home




RCA Victor 86.397M (Fr)
541962Alexis Korner presents Kings Of The Blues   volume two

Big Maceo
- Chicago Breakdown
Jazz Gillum
- Gonna Take My Rap

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam
- Dissatisfied Blues


notes by Alexis Korner



RCA RCX-203 (UK)
551964The Country Blues Volume Two

Texas Alexander
- Levee Camp Moan
Peg Leg Howell
- Tishamingo Blues
Henry Townsend
- Mistreated Blues
Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band
- Poole County Blues
Papa Charlie Jackson
- Papa's Lawdy Lawdy Blues
"Georgia Bill"
- Scarey Day Blues
Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues

Bo Carter
- I'm An Old Bumble Bee
Charlie Lincoln
- Jealous Hearted Blues
Bukka White
- Strange Place Blues
Blind Boy Fuller with Sonny Terry
- Bye Bye Baby Blues
Charlie Pickett
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
Brownsville Son Bonds
- Weary Worried

Big Maceo with Tampa Red
- Maceo's 32 - 20

Compiled and edited by Samuel Charters







RBF 9

RBF discography

561966


Detroit Blues - The Early 1950s

Baby Boy Warren
- Sanafee [J-V-B 26]
- Baby Boy Blues [J-V-B 59]
- Mattie Mae [Hallo Stranger] [J-V-B 26]
- Chicken [J-V-B 59]
Dr. Ross
- Thirty Two Twenty [DIR A101 / B102]
Bobo Jenkins
- 10 Below Zero [Fortune 838, 78 rpm!]
- Baby Don't You Want To Go [Fortune 838, 78 rpm!]
Eddie Kirkland
- No Shoes

Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera
L.C. Green
- Remember Way Back

Big Maceo
- Big City Blues [Specialty 320]
John Lee Hooker
- House Rent Boogie
One String Sam
- I Need $100
Brother Will Hairston
- Alabama Bus (Parts 1 & 2)


cover photo by Jacques Demêtre
notes by Paul Oliver









Blues Classics BC 12


Blues Classics discography


Peter Moody: Big Maceo: Chicago blues pianist, 1905 - 1953
his life and recording history.- Bristol 1968, 22 pp.
571969Big Maceo
Black & White Vol. 9

- Chicago Breakdown
- I Got The Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Texas Stomp
- Anytime For You
- Maceo's 32-20
- Since You Been Gone

- Worried Life Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- Detroit Jump
- I Lost My Little Woman
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues

notes by Michel Audibert

RCA 730.577 (Fr)

notes by
Jacques Morgantini




RCA FXM1 7218 (Fr)
(Bluebird No 4)

581970Big Maceo with Tampa Red in Chicago 1941 - 1946

- Worried Life Blues
- Texas Blues
- Bye Bye Baby
- Poor Kelly Blues
- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
- I Ain't Fur It
- Anytime For You

- Since You Been Gone
- Mercy Mama
- Better Leave [sic] My Gal Alone
- Wintertime Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Let's Try It Again







Sunflower without # (UK)

Sunflower discography

591971Big Maceo Merriweather and John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault
- Juke Bug
- Blues For Big Town
- Big Fine Woman
- Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)


Big Maceo Merriweather
- Leaving Blues #
- Have You Heard About It #
- Strange To Me #
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 #
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing # []
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool # []

# rec. c.1950 in Detroit; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; [] Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr

"Eloise..." listed by Fancourt & McGrath as released on FTS 3002, but actuallly included on Fortune LP FTS 3012






Fortune FTS 3002
60197?Blues Sounds of the Hastings Street Era
(The Original Detroit Blues)

Doctor Ross
- San Francisco Breakdown

Big Maceo Merriweather
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
John Lee Hooker
- Have Mercy On Poor Me
Gracie Brim
- Strange Man (alt. tk.)
Calvin Frazier
- Lilly Mae

The Richard Brothers
- Stolen Property
Henry Smith
- Dog Me Blues
Big Jack Reynolds
- Going Down Slow
Bobo Jenkins
- Seasick And Waterbound
Eddie Kirkland
- I Must Have Done Somebody Wrong


compiled by Jack Brown
notes by Richard Pohrt







Fortune FTS 3012
60a197?big bill broonzy

- Too Many Drivers
- Shine On,Shine On
- My Little Flower
- Sweet Honey Bee
- Double Trouble
- Why Should I Spend My Money
- I Feel So Good
- She's Gone With The Wind


- Humble Blues #
- Oh Baby #
- When I Get To Thinkin' #
- Roll Dem Bones #
- I Can Fix It
- Old Man Blues
- What Can I Do
- Saturday Evening Blues


# with Big Maceo, p





Queen-disc Q-023 (It)
611971





Blues 1920-40

LP track sequence:
LP 1
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Dark Night Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Drayman Blues
Bukka White
- The Panama Ltd.

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Loving
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Frank Stokes
- T'Ain't Nobody's Business
- Frank Stokes' Dream
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Lawyer Clark Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Don't Want No Woman



LP 2
Memphis Jug Band
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Going Back To Memphis
- Jug Band Waltz
Gus Cannon
- Viola Lee Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Daddy Stovepipe
- The Spasm

Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Woman
- De'se My Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Highway 49
- Peach Orchard Mama
Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Take A Little Walk With Me



LP 3
Leroy Carr
- Rocks In My Bed
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Devil's Son-In-Law
- Peetie Wheatstraw
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - part 3

Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues
Joe Pullum
- Hard Working Man Blues [Bluebird B6276]

Big Bill Broonzy
- Friendless Blues
- The Southern Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
Robert Lee McCoy
- Tough Luck
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning Schoolgirl
- Early In The Morning
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway



CD track sequence:
CD 1
Early Years of Country Blues
Tommy Johnson - Road Blues (3:18)
Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues (3:37)
Ishman Bracey - Trouble-Hearted Blues (3:24)
Blind Willie McTell - Dark Night Blues (2:49)
Blind Willie McTell - Loving Talking Blues (2:34)
Clifford Gibson - Drayman Blues (2:59)
Clifford Gibson - She Rolls It Slow (2:44) °°
Bukka White - The Panama Ltd. (3:08)
Memphis Blues
Jim Jackson - I'm Wild About My Loving (3:11)
Furry Lewis - Dry Land Blues (3:05)
Frank Stokes - 'Taint Nobody's Business (3:11)
Frank Stokes - Frank Stokes' Dream (2:52)
Sleepy John Estes - The Girl I Love, She Got ... (2:56)
Sleepy John Estes - Poor John Blues (2:52) °°
Sleepy John Estes - Lawyer Clark Blues (3:09)
Son Bonds - A Hard Pill To Swallow (2:58) °°
Memphis Minnie - Don't Want No Woman (3:13)
Jug Band
Memphis Jug Band - Memphis Jug Blues (3:30)
Memphis Jug Band - Going Back To Memphis (2:20)
Memphis Jug Band - Jug Band Waltz (2:49)
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Viola Lee Blues (3:08)
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Going To Germany (2:32)
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Walk Right In (2:52)
Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah - The Spasm (2:54)
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band - Gonna Hit The Highway (3:09) °°

CD 2
Mississippi Blues In The 30's
Tommy McClennan - Whisky Head Woman (3:00)
Tommy McClennan - Des'e My Blues (3:17)
Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go (3:21)
Big Joe Williams - Highway 49 (3:12)
Big Joe Williams - Peach Orchard Mama (2:46)
Robert Petway - Catfish Blues (2:52)
Robert Lockwood - Take A Little Walk With Me (2:55)
Piano Blues
Leroy Carr - Rocks In My Bed (3:11)
Leroy Carr - Six Cold Feet In The Ground (3:06)
Peetie Wheatstraw - Devil's Son-In-Law (3:22)
Peetie Wheatstraw - Pete Wheatstraw (3:15)
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues Part 3 (3:07)

Big Maceo - Worried Life Blues (2:57)
Big Maceo - Detroit Jump (2:47) °°
Joe Pullum with Andy Boy - Hard Working Man Blues (3:35)
City Blues
Big Bill Broonzy - Friendless Blues (3:22)
Big Bill Broonzy - The Southern Blues (3:32)
Tampa Red - Kingfish Blues (3:11)
Robert Lee McCoy - Tough Luck (3:04)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Good Morning Schoolgirl (3:01)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Elevator Woman (2:38) °°
Sonny Boy Williamson - Early In The Morning (2:58)
Jazz Gillum - Key To The Highway (2:40)
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right (2:54) °°


compiled by Yasufumi Higurashi, Toyo Nakamura & Hiroshi Suzuki; manufactured from Master Recordings of RCA corporation

°° CD has seven additional tracks!

3 LP folding box
with 30-page booklet





















RCA Victor RA-5433/5
(Jp 1971)

3 LP slide-in box
with 30-page booklet



















= RCA Victor RA-9051/3
(Jp 1975)

 

2 CD set, notes by Hiroshi
Suzuki, Toyo Nakamura,
Yasufumi Higurashi, Hisa-
mitsu Noguchi & Shoichi
Yui



= RCA BVCP-8733/4
(Jp 1994) "Blues 1927-46"

2 CD set



= RCA BVCM-37530/1
(Jp 2004) "Blues 1927-46"

621972The City Blues

Roosevelt Sykes
- Homesick Blues
Bumble Bee Slim
- Strange Angel
- Lonesome Trail Blues
Jesse Thomas
- Jack O'Diamonds [Specialty 419]
Mercy Dee
- The Drifter
- Dark Muddy Bottom

Big Maceo Merriweather
- Just Tell Me Baby [Specialty 346]

Honeyboy
- Blood Stains On The Wall
- My Time Ain't Long
Gus Jenkins
- Cold Love
- Worries & Troubles
Frankie Lee Sims
- Yeh Baby [Specialty 478]
Mercy Dee & Thelma
- Rent Man Blues
Joe Turner
- Still In The Dark



Specialty SNTF 5015 (UK)
631974Down Home Blues

- Big City Blues - Big Maceo
- Lonesome Old Feeling - Bumble Bee Slim
- I'll Get Along Somehow - Frankie Lee Sims [Specialty 487]
- My Woman Knows The Score - Mercy Dee [Specialty 458]
- Cryin' For My Baby - Pete McKinley
- I'm Through With You - Smokey Hogg [Specialty 334]
- I Ate The Wrong Part - Little Temple And His "88"


- One Sunday Morning - Big Maceo [Specialty 346]
- Goin' Back To Mama - Clarence London
- One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee [Specialty 458]
- Ida Red - Bumble Bee Slim
- Yeh, Baby! - Frankie Lee Sims [Specialty 478]
- Mean Black - Pete McKinley
- Ay-Tete Fee - Clifton Chenier
notes by Bez Turner

Specialty SNTF 5024 (UK)

= Specialty SPY 28092
(Fr 1977)

641974Dark Muddy Bottom Blues

John Lee Hooker
Pinebluff Pete
Big Joe Williams
Lightnin' Hopkins
Clarence London
Country Jim
Smokey Hogg

Big Maceo
- One Sunday Morning [Specialty 346]
Mercy Dee
Frankie Lee Sims
- Lucy Mae Blues
- Jelly Roll Baker



Columbia/Specialty SL-5089
-SP (Jp 1974)
651975Tampa Red: Guitar Wizard

- I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move)
- If I Let You Get Away With It (You'll Do It All The Time)
- Kingfish Blues
- Nobody's Sweetheart Now
- Grievin' And Worryin' Blues
- Give It Up Buddy And Get Goin'
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing
- Mean Mistreater Blues

- Witchin' Hour Blues
- Stockyard Fire
- I'm Betting On You
- When I Take My Vacation In Harlem
- When You Were A Gal Of Seven
- Nutty And Buggy Blues
- You Got Me Worryin'
- Travel On



- Rock It In Rhythm
- Mr. Rhythm Man
- Anna Lou Blues
- Don't You Lie To Me
- The Way To Get The Low Down
- The Jitter Jump
- She's Love Crazy
- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone


- Mercy Mama Blues
- Give Me Mine Now [RCA Victor/Bluebird unissued]
- Play Proof Woman
- Cryin' Won't Help You
- When Things Go Wrong With You
- Love Her With A Feeling
- Go Crazy About You Baby
- Rambler's Blues


2 LP set
notes by Jim O'Neal

RCA Bluebird AXM2-5501
661975Big Maceo: Chicago Breakdown

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues

- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day [Bluebird unissued]
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round [Bluebird unissued]
- Since You Been Gone


- Kidman Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump

- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman


RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506 gatefold notes by Mike Rowe

2 LP set
notes by Mike Rowe



RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506


= RCA RA-5702-3 (Jp 1975)

(=) Blues Classics BC 28/
Blues Classics BC 29

671975Bluebird Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Son Bonds
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
- Wild Cow Blues
Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Brown Skin Girl
- Bluebird Blues
Clifford Gibson
- She Rolls It Slow


Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Gonna Hit The Highway

Big Maceo
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump

Arthur "Big Boy"Crudup
- That's All Right
- Mean Old Frisco
- Rock Me Mama
Doctor Clayton
- Copper Colored Mama
Doctor Clayton's Buddy
- Nappy Head Woman
- Walking With The Blues


2 LP set





RCA RVC RA-9054/55
(Jp 1975)
681975Tampa Red - The Guitar Wizard 1935-1953

- You Missed A Good Man
- Love With A Feeling
- Bessemer Blues
- It Hurts Me Too
- She's Love Crazy
- Hard Road Blues
- She Want To Sell My Monkey

- Detroit Blues
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle

- Crying Won't Help You #
- Sweet Little Angel
- But I Forgive You
- So Much Trouble
- Big Stars Falling Blues


# with Big Maceo, p
notes by Jim O'Neal



Blues Classics BC 25


Blues Classics discography

691975Tampa Red: Guitar Wizard


- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone #

# with Big Maceo, p

RCA 5706 (Jp 197?)
701976Big Maceo   Vol. 1

- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- My Last Go Round

- Kidman Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Come On Home
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now

notes by
Jacques Morgantini



= RCA FXM1 7204 (Fr 1976)
"Big Maceo Vol. 1"
(Bluebird No 2)
711976/77?Tampa Red   Vol. 1

- Kingfish Blues
- Grievin' and Worryin'
- Witchin' Hour Blues
- My Gal Is Gone
- When the One You Love Is Gone
- Delta Woman Blues
- Deceitful Friend Blues
- Travel On

- Why Should I Care?
- Got to Leave My Woman
- Anna Lou Blues

- It's a Low Down Shame #
- So Far, So Good #
- My First Love Blues #
- I Can't Get Along With You
- When Things Go Wrong With You


# with Big Maceo, p

RCA PM 42029 (Fr)
(Bluebird no 11)
721977Tampa Red 1932-1953
You Can't Get That Stuff No More


- You Can't Get That Stuff No More
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 2
- Black Angel Blues

- I Got A Right To Be Blue #
- Don't Deal With The Devil #
- I Ain't Fur It #
- Better Leave My Gal Alone #
- I'll Be Up Again Some Day #
- I Oughta Bite You #

- Let's Try It Again #
- Please Be Careful #
- She's A Solid Killer Diller
- I Know My Baby Loves Me
- Roaming And Rambling
- She's A Cool Operator
- Green And Lucky Blues
- If She Don't Come Back
- Evalena


# with Big Maceo
notes by Leo W. Bruin

Oldie Blues OL 2816

Oldie Blues discography

72a1977The Blues

Volume 1: Country and City Blues
- Working Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- I'se Just A Bad Luck Man - Casey Bill Weldon
- Friendless Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Vitamin A - Big Joe Williams
- Mozelle Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Big Woman Blues - Johnny Temple
- When You Feel Down - Lonny Johnson
- If I Get Lucky - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

- For B.B. King - T-Bone Walker
- Mercy Mama - Tampa Red
- Devil's Son-In-Law - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Black Spider Blues - Robert Lockwood Jr.
- What Have I Done - Lil Green
- My Black Name Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- She's Making A Fool Out Of Me - Washboard Sam
- You Got To Run Me Down - William 'Jazz' Gillum



Volume 2: Blues Pianists, Boogie Woogie and Blues Shouters
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo
- Sunny Road - Roosevelt Sykes
- Just One More Time - Walter Davis
- Rocks In My Bed - Leroy Carr
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Jivin' The Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Eddie's Blues - Eddie Boyd

- Chicago Breakdown - Big Maceo

- Slow And Easy Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Cuttin' The Boogie - Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons
- Bye Bye Baby - Jimmy Rushing
- How Long How Long Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Cleanhead Blues - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
- Hootie Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Thirsty Mama Blues - Hot Lips Page
- Moaning The Blues - Victoria Spivey



Volume 3: When The Jazzmen Play The Blues
- Back O'Town Blues - Louis Armstrong
- Winnin' [sic] Boy Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning - Sidney Bechet
- If You See Me Comin' - Mezzrow Ladnier Quintet
- Across The Track Blues - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
- House Rent Boogie - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
- Ride My Blues Away - Harlan Leonard & His Rockets

- That's The Blues Old Man - Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra
- Mobile Bay - Rex Stewart
- Rangoon - Cootie Williams

- A Tiny Bit Of Blues - Big Maceo
- Fats Waller's Original E Flat Blues - Fats Waller
- Low Bottom no 2 - Wild Bill Davis
- Hey Ba-Ba Re-Bop / Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra


prod. by Jean-Paul Guitier
boxed set of 3 LPs
notes by Michael Walter
(translated by
Don Waterhouse)





RCA PM 42039 (Fr 1977)
73197?Lil Green / Big Maceo

Lil Green
- Romance In The Dark

Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues

Lil Green discography




RCA Victor 447-0914
741979Blues Giants
Masters of Jazz Vol. 15

LP 1
- Southern Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Jasper's Gal - Memphis Slim
- Anytime Is The Right Time - Roosevelt Sykes
- New Shake 'Em On Down - Tommy McClennan
- Willow Tree Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Anna Lou Blues - Tampa Red
- Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams

- Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo

- Early In The Morning - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Milk Cow Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Pleading Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- Get Yourself Together - Lonnie Johnson
- Walkin' And Drinkin' - Roosevelt Sykes
- Evil Blues - Washboard Sam
- Let Me In Your Saddle - Walter Davis
- Key To The Highway - William 'Jazz' Gillum



LP 2
- Beer Drinking Woman - Memphis Slim
- Crawlin' Kingsnake - Big Joe Williams

- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather
- Louisiana Blues part 2 - Little Brother Montgomery
- Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam
- Look On Yonder Blues - William 'Jazz' Gillum
- Coal And Iceman Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- My Stove Don't Work - Casey Bill Weldon

- Big Time Woman - Roosevelt Sykes
- Katy Mae Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Good Jelly - Big Bill Broonzy
- When Things Go Wrong With You - Tampa Red
- 'Way Down In Louisiana - Casey Bill Weldon
- Teasin' Brown Skin - Walter Davis
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Lazy Woman Blues - Lonnie Johnson
DLP







RCA CL 42858 (G)
751981Vintage Blues

Big Maceo
- Kid Man Blues
Dr. Clayton
- Cheating And Lying Blues
Arthur Crudup
- Who's Been Fooling You
- The War Is Over
Jazz Gillum
- Whiskey Headed Buddies
Lonnie Johnson
- Some Day Baby
- My Love Is Down
Piano Red
- Sober
St. Louis Jimmy
- My Story Blues
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sunnyland Slim
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke & Hungry
Roosevelt Sykes
- Bobby Sox Blues
- Her Little Machine

Tampa Red
- Give Me Mine Now #
- Better Leave [sic] My Gal Alone #
Big Joe Williams
- Drop Down Blues
- Wanita [actually plays "Somebody's Been Borrowing"]
Sonny Boy Williamson
- We Got To Win
- Sonny Boy's Jump


compiled by John Stretton; # with Big Maceo
notes by John Stretton
click to enlarge !

click to read notes !
RCA INTS 5099
= RCA NL 43607
761982Tampa Red 1944-1952
featuring Johnny Jones

- It's A Brand New Boogey
- Corrine Blues # [Victor 20-2432]
- New Bad Luck Blues
- Come On If You're Coming
- Sure Enough I Do
- Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
- Look A There Look A There
- Sugar Baby

- New Deal Blues
- I'll Never Let You Go
- Don't Blame Shorty For That
- Too Late Too Long
- 1950 Blues
- I'm Gonna Put You Down
- Got A Mind To Leave This Town


# with Big Maceo

Little Johnny Jones discography

Big Maceo discography

notes by Chris Bentley







Krazy Kat KK 7411

Krazy Kat discography

771983Tampa Red   1928-1942
It's Tight Like That

- It's Tight Like That
- Big Fat Mama
- Juicy Lemon Blues
- Uncle Bud
- How Long,How Long Blues
- It's Tight Like That
- Kunjine Baby
- Friendless Gal Blues
- Death Cell Blues

- Have You Ever Been Worried In Mind
- Part 1 & 2
- You Rascal You
- Boogie Woogie Dance
- Bumble Bee Blues
- Stop And Listen Blues
- Down In Spirit Blues
- Mean Old Tom Cat Blues

- Don't Jive It Mama #

Comp. & prod. by Riki Parth; # with Big Maceo, p

Blues Documents BD-2001
(Austria 1983)




= RST Blues Documents
BD-2001 (Austria 1987)

= Story of the Blues
CD 3505-2 (Austria)

781984The Best Of Big Maceo   Volume One

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues

- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone


RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506

notes by Mike Rowe

Blues Classics BC 28

= Arhoolie C-210   (cassette
only; along with Blues
Classics BC 29)


Blues Classics discography

791984The Best Of Big Maceo   Volume Two

- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump
- Flyin' Boogie [previously unreleased]

- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman


RCA Bluebird AXM2-5506

notes by Mike Rowe

Blues Classics BC 29

= Arhoolie C-210   (cassette
only; along with Blues
Classics BC 28)


Blues Classics discography

801985Chicago Blues

Jazz Gillum
- Don't You Scandalizw My Name
- Sarah Jane
- Gillum's Windy Blues
- Mule Blues
- Against My Will
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning, School Girl
- Blue Bird Blues
- Jackson Blues
- Got The Bottle Up And Gone

Big Bill Broonzy
- I Can't Make You Satisfied
- Bad Luck Blues
- Keep Your Hands Off Her
- Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
Tampa Red
- That's The Way I Do
- Your One And Only
- She Said It
- Just You And I Alone



Tampa Red
- Georgia, Georgia Blues #
- No Baby No #
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go #
- Gypsy Lady Blues [previously unissued] #
- Gin Head Woman #
Robert Brown
- When My Love Change
- River Hip Mama
Jack Dupree & Big Bill Broonzy
- Good Old Cabbage Greens
Charles Segar & Robert Brown
- Stop And Fix It

Joe McCoy
- Let's Try It Again
Harmon Ray
- Come Over And See Me
- Sleeping By Myself
Joe McCoy
- It Ain't No Lie
Johnny Temple
- Big Woman Blues
- Jinks Lee Blues
- Sundown Blues
- What Is That She Got?


# with Big Maceo
DLP



RCA NL 89588
811986Tampa Red 1935-1942
The Guitar Wizard

- Keep On Dealin'
- Maybe It's Someone Else You Love
- I Wonder What's The Matter
- You Stole My Heart
- Stop Truckin' And Suzi-Q
- Your One And Only
- I See You Can't Take It
- Oh Babe,Oh Baby
- Whoopee Mama

- That May Get It Now
- That Don't Matter Now
- Grouchy Hearted Woman
- Hellish Old Feeling
- You Say It's Love
- Please Don't Throw Me Down
- Tired Of Your Reckless Ways
- I Want To Swing

- Gin Head Woman #

# with Big Maceo



Old Tramp 1201 (NL)
821986Big Bill Broonzy: Midnight Steppers

- That Number Of Mine
- Rockin' Chair Blues
- Midnight Steppers
- Hit The Right Lick
- Bad Acting Woman
- Why Did You Do That
- Please Believe Me


- You Got The Best Go #
- Partnership Woman #
- Cell No 13 Blues #
- Stop Lying Woman
- Bad Luck Man
- Summertime Blues
- Ramblin' Bill


# with Big Maceo, p
notes by Jacques Demêtre

Bluetime BT-2001 (Denmark)


= Contact/Bluetime BT 2001
(It)

= Charly/Bluetime BT-2001
(UK)

831987"Jazz" Gillum   (1935-1946)

- Mobile and Western Line
- Crazy About You
- I Want You By My Side
- Jockey Blues
- She Keeps On Rickin'
- I Went To The Gypsy
- My Old Lizzie
- My Old Suitcase
- Get Away Old Woman

- Stavin' Chain
- Somebody Been Talking To You
- One Time Blues
- Big Katy Adams
- Get Your Business Straight
- That's What Worries Me
- My Big Money
- Deep Water Blues

- Fast Woman #

# with Big Maceo, p

Best of Blues BOB 4 (A)

= Best of Blues CD 14
(A 1998)

841988Jazz Gillum   (1935-1947)
The Remaining Titles

- Midnight Special
- She Keeps On Rickin'
- I Went To The Gypsy
- Alberta Blues
- Birmingham Blues
- Just Like Jesse James
- New "Sail On,Little Girl"
- Worried And Bothered
- Uncertain Blues
- Good Old 51 Highway
- Hard Drivin' Woman
- Longest Train Blues
- Whiskey Headed Buddies

- Keep On Sailing #
- Chauffeur Blues
- Hand Reader Blues
- Take A Little Walk With Me



# with Big Maceo, p

Document DLP 522 (Austria)
851989Tampa Red / Big Maceo: get it cats!

- Let's Try It Again
- Mercy Mama Blues
- She's Love Crazy
- Georgia, Georgia Blues
- Gypsy Lady Blues
- Cryin' Won't Help You
- It's A Low Down Shame
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle

- Give Me Mine Now
- I Can't Get Along With You
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- Better Let My Gal Alone
- She Want To Sell My Monkey
- No Baby No
- My First Love Blues
- Don't Jive Me Mama

notes by Roy Neary



Swingtime BT 2014 (Dk)
861991Tampa Red   Vol. 12   (1941-1945)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Georgia, Georgia Blues
- I Got A Right To Be Blue
- Don't Deal With The Devil
- She's Love Crazy
- It's A Low Down Shame
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- No Baby No
- So Far, So Good
- My First Love Blues
- Gin Head Woman
- Don't Jive It Mama
- Gypsy Lady Blues
- Mean And Evil Woman
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle
- She Want To Sell My Monkey
- You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
- I Ain't Fur It
- The Woman I Love
- Detroit Blues
- Sure Enough I Do
- Lulu Mae
- Mercy Mama
- I Can't Get Along With You

notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD-5212
871991Tampa Red   Vol. 13   (1945-1946)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Give Me Mine Now
- Better Leave My Gal Alone
- I'll Be Up Again Some Day
- I Oughta Bite You
- Corrine Blues
- Play Proof Mama [sic]
- Let's Try It Again
- Maybe, Someday
- Crying Won't Help You
- Please Be Careful
- You May Be Down Someday
- She's A Solid Killer Diller
- Poor Stranger Blues
- New Bad Luck Blues
- I Know My Baby Loves Me
- Blue And All Alone
- You Better Woo Your Baby
- Grieving Blues
- Sugar Baby
- Keep Jumping
- I'll Dig You Sooner Or Later
- Roaming And Rambling


notes by Alan Balfour

Document DOCD-5213
881992The Roots 'n Blues
Retrospective 1925 - 1950


disc 1:
Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers – Whitehouse Blues
Aiken County String Band – High Sheriff
Frank Hutchison – The Last Scene Of The Titanic
Hersal Thomas – Suitcase Blues
Reverend J.M. Gates – Death's Black Train Is Coming
Dora Carr – Cow-Cow Blues
Vance's Tennessee Breakdowners – Washington County Fox Chase
Fiddlin' John Carson – I'm Going To Take The Train To Charlotte
Ernest V. Stoneman's Trio – Untitled
Whistler And His Jug Band – Low Down Blues
Washington Phillips – Paul & Silas In Jail
Barbecue Bob – Blind Pig Blues
Austin & Lee Allen – Chattanooga Blues
Sherman Tedder – Untitled
Dallas String Band With Coley Jones – Hokum Blues
Gladys Bentley – Worried Blues
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 1
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 2
South Georgia Highballers – Blue Grass Twist
Charlie Bowman And His Brothers – Moonshiner And His Money
Clarence Green – Johnson City Blues
Reverend Johnny Blakey assisted by The Sanctified Singers – Warming By The Devil's Fire
Papa Too Sweet & Harry Jones – (Honey) It's Tight Like That
Mississippi John Hurt – Big Leg Blues
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers – Hallelujah


disc 2:
Hershel Brown and His Happy Five – Liberty
Mamie Smith – My Sportin' Man
Blues Birdhead – Mean Low Blues
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley – C.C. & O. Blues
The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers – Ortonville
Slim Doucet – Dear Black Eyes (Chere Yeux Noirs)
Roosevelt Sykes – Roosevelt Blues
The Hokum Boys – Gin Mill Blues
Joe Falcon acc. by Clemo Breaux & Ophy Breaux – Osson
W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith – Sweet Milk And Peaches (Breakdown)
Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen – Soldier's Joy
Whistlin' Alex Moore – They May Not Be My Toes
Mississippi Sheiks – The Jazz Fiddler
Lonnie Johnson – I Have To Do My Time
Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton – Lonesome Frisco Line
Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland – Back To The Blue Ridge
Buster Carter & Preston Young – Darn Good Girl
Bo Carter – West Jackson Blues
Lonnie Johnson & Violet Green – You Had Too Much
Silver Leaf Quartet – Oh! Glory Glory
Freeny's Barn Dance Band – Don't You Remember The Time
Pelican Wildcats – Walkin' Georgia Rose
Peetie Wheatstraw – Police Station Blues
Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers – Hallelujah Side
Will Batts – Highway # 61 Blues


disc 3:
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 1
W. Lee O'Daniel And His Hillbilly Boys – Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 2
Blind Willie – Bell Street Lightnin'
Charlie Patton – Jersey Bull Blues
Walter Roland – Every Morning Blues
Blue Ridge Ramblers – D Blues
Breaux Freres – La Valse Des Yeux Bleus
Bessie Jackson – Skin Game Blues
Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell – Good Woman Blues
Pinewood Tom – Sissy Man
The Rhythm Wreckers – Blue Yodel # 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)
The Anglin Twins – Just Inside The Pearly Gates
Bumble Bee Slim – Hard Rocks In My Bed
The Two Charlies – Tired Feelin' Blues
Eldon Baker And His Brown County Revelers – One Eyed Sam
A'nt Idy Harper And The Coon Creek Girls – Poor Naomi Wise
Kid Prince Moore – South Bound Blues
Big Bill Broonzy – C & A Blues
George Curry – My Last Five Dollars
The Nite Owls – Memphis Blues
The Alley Boys Of Abbeville – Pourquoi tu m'aime pas
Reverend Benny Campbell – Have Mercy On Me
Albert Ammons – Shout For Joy
Jack Kelly – Flower Blues
Bob Clifford – Onion Eating Mama
Callahan Bros. – Brown's Ferry Blues # 2
Little Buddy Doyle – Slick Capers Blues
Bill McKinley – Poor Boy Blues


disc 4:
Frank Edwards – We Got To Get Together
Sweet Violet Boys – You Got To See Mama Every Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)
The Humbard Family – I'll Fly Away
Tony Hollins – Cross Cut Saw Blues
Peter Cleighton – Black Snake Blues
Black Cats And The Kitten – Step It Up And Go
Bob And Randall Atcher – Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad
Adolf Hofner And His San Antonians – Cotton-Eyed Joe
Poor Boy Burke – Old Vets Blues
Little Son Joe – Black Rat Swing

Big Maceo Merriweather – Maceo Special [previously unissued]
The Light Crust Doughboys with J.B. Brinkley – It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do
Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys – Army Blues
James "Beal Street" Clark – Who But You
Homer Harris – Tomorrow May Be Too Late
McKinley Morganfield – Burying Ground Blues
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys – Goodbye Old Pal
Gene Autry – Dixie Cannonball
Bill Landford & The Landfordaires – Run On For A Long Time
Joe Williams – Baby, Please Don't Go
Sister Myrtle Fields acc. by The Austin McCoy Trio – I'm Toiling
Willie "Boodle It" Right – Two By Four Blues
Bailes Bros. – You Can't Go Halfway (And Get In)
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks – Heaven's Radio
Rosetta Howard – Plow Hand Blues
Memphis Seven – Grunt Meat Blues
Deep South Boys – Until I Found The Lord
Brother Porter & Brother Cook – I Know My Jesus Won't Deny Me

compiled by Lawrence Cohn
4 disc set
notes by Lawrence Cohn
and Pete Welding

Columbia Legacy
47911/47912-15
891993Big Maceo: The King Of Chicago Blues Piano

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- Bye Bye Baby
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone
- Kidman Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Texas Stomp
- Winter Time Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown


Arhoolie CD 7009
901994Charlie Spand - Big Maceo

Charlie Spand
- Gold Tooth Mama
- Big Alley Rat Blues
- Hoodoo Woman Blues
- Soon This Morning No. 2
- Rock And Rye
- She's A Squabblin' Woman
- Alabama Blues
- Gone Mother Blues

Big Maceo
- It's All Up To You
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Macy Special
- Come On Home
- Winter Time Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman
- Big City Blues
- Do You Remember?
- Just Tell Me Baby
- One Sunday Morning
- Leavin' Blues [Fortune 137]
- Have You Heard About It [Fortune 137]
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 [Fortune 805]
- Strange To Me Blues [Fortune 805]
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune LP3002]

Old Tramp OTCD-04
911994Jazz Gillum   Vol. 3   (1941-1946)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- I Got Somebody Else
- Maybe You'll Love Me Too
- It Looks Bad For You
- Me And My Buddy
- It's All Over Now
- War Time Blues
- You Are Doing Me Wrong
- One Letter Home
- Down South Blues
- You Drink Too Much Whiskey
- No Friend Blues
- From Now On
- I'm Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town
- I Couldn't Help It Blues
- My Big Money
- Woke Up Cold In Hand
- Water Pipe Blues
- Tell Me, Mama
- Deep Water Blues
- You're Tearing Your Playhouse Down
- Go Back To The Country
- Five Feet Four
- Afraid To Trust Them
- Whiskey Head Buddies

- Reckless Rider Blues

notes by Keith Briggs



Document CD 5199
921994Jazz Gillum   Vol. 4   (1946-1949)
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

- Fast Woman
- All In All Blues
- Keep On Sailing
- Look On Younder Wall
- Long Razor Blues
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby
- Roll Dem Bones
- Can't Trust Myself
- I'm Not The Lad
- Blues What Am
- Gonna Take My Rap
- You Got To Run Me Down
- Chauffer Blues
- Hand Reader Blues
- Country Woman Blues
- You Should Give Some Away
- Take A Little Walk With Me
- What A Gal
- Signifying Woman
- Devil Blues
- Jazz Gillum's Blues
- Take One More Chance With Me
- Gonna Be Some Shooting
- Look What You Are Today
- A Lie Is Dangerous


notes by Keith Briggs

Document CD 5200
931994The Specialty Story 1944–1964

disc 1:
- Boogie #1 - The Sepia Tones
- Voo-It! Voo-It! - The Blues Woman (Marion Abernathy)
- Milton's Boogie - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- R.M. Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- True Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Thrill Me - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Everything I Do Is Wrong - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Hop Skip Jump - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Information Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- The Hucklebuck - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Rainy Day Blues - Armand Jump Jackson
- Ice Cream Freezer - The Blues Man (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Rockin' Boogie - Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats
- Teardrop Blues - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- Cadillac Boogie - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- Careful Love - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- Don't Put Me Down - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
- X-Temporaneous Boogie - Camille Howard
- You Don't Love Me - Camille Howard
- Fiesta In Old Mexico - Camille Howard
- Fat Meat - Jim Wynn

- Big City Blues - Big Maceo
- I Want a Roller - Smokey Hogg
- The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- Rag Mop - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers

disc 2:
- Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- Junior Jives - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Where There Is No Love - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Everything's Gonna Be All Right Tonight - King Perry & His Pied Pipers
- Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield
- Strange Things Happening - Percy Mayfield
- Little Joe's Boogie - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- Oh Babe! - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Lost Love - Percy Mayfield
- Frankie Lee - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
- What I Fool I Was - Percy Mayfield
- Money Blues - Camille Howard
- It's Later Than You Think - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- T-Town Twist - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- I Have New For You - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Prayin' For Your Return - Percy Mayfield
- Strange Angel - Amos Easton (Bumble Bee Slim)
- Best Wishes - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Cry Baby - Percy Mayfield
- Love Will Make You A Slave - Lil Greenwood
- I Can't Loose With The Stuff I Loose - Lester Williams
- The - The Four Flames Wheel of Fortune
- The Big Question - Percy Mayfield
- Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
- So Tired - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- Night And Day (I Miss You So) - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders

disc 3:
- Oooh Oooh Oooh - Lloyd Price
- Restless Heart - Lloyd Price
- Dream Girl - Jesse & Marvin
- Tell Me Pretty Baby - Lloyd Price
- Ain't It A Shame? - Lloyd Price
- Frantic - Frank Motley & His Crew
- Too Close To Heaven - Prof. Alex Bradford
- I'm Coming Home - The Swan Silvertones
- I've Got A New Home - Pilgrim Travelers
- One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee Walton
- Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
- Early In The Morning - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
- She's Been Gone - H-Bomb Ferguson
- Hard Living Alone - Floyd Dixon
- Drunk - Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music
- I Ate The Wrong Part - Little Temple & His 88
- Blood Stains On The Wall - Honey Boy
- Baby Doll - Marvin & Johnny
- The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
- I'm Your Best Bet Baby - Earl King
- No Room In The Hotel - Lou Rawls / Chosen Gospel Singers
- I'm Mad - John Lee Hooker
- Something's Going On In My Room - Daddy Cleanhead
- Zindy Lou - The Chimes
- One More River - Sam Cooke/The Soul Stirrers
- Where's My Girl - Jesse Belvin

disc 4:
- Nite Owl - Tony Allen & the Champs
- Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
- Eternity - Ernest Kador
- Rich Woman - Li'l Millet & His Creoles
- Squeeze Box Boogie - Clifton Chenier
- Touch The Hem Of His Garment - Sam Cooke / The Soul Stirrers
- Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
- Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') - Little Richard
- Oh-Rooba-Lee - Arthur Lee Maye & the Crowns
- Gloria - Arthur Lee Maye & the Crowns
- Cherokee Dance - Willie Joe & His Unitar/Bob Landers
- Rip It Up - Little Richard
- Ready Teddy - Little Richard
- Sweet Breeze - Vernon Green & the Phantoms
- (Every Time I Hear That) - Roy Montrell Mellow Saxophone
- She's Got It - Little Richard
- Heeby-Jeebies - Little Richard
- Should I Ever Love Again? - Sister Wynona Carr
- Just To Hold My Hand - Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez
- The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
- All Around The World - Little Richard
- Oooh-Whee Baby - Art Neville
- Just Because - Larry Williams
- Lucille - Little Richard
- Send Me Some Lovin' - Little Richard
- Open Up Your Heart - Eugene Church

disc 5:
- Our Romance - Clydie King
- Jenny Jenny - Little Richard
- Miss Ann - Little Richard
- Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
- Leavin' It All Up To You - Don & Dewey
- Keep a-Knockin' - Little Richard
- Bony Maronie - Larry Williams
- Twitchy - Willie Joe/Rene Hall
- I'll Come Running Back To You - Sam Cooke
- Miss Molly - Little Richard Good Golly
- Slow Down - Larry Williams
- Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams Dizzy
- Justine - Don & Dewey
- True Fine Mama - Little Richard
- Ooh! My Soul - Little Richard
- Lights Out - Jerry Byrne
- The Love Of God - Johnnie Taylor / The Soul Stirrers
- Koko Joe - Don & Dewey
- Baby Face - Little Richard
- There's A Moose On The Loose - Roddy Jackson
- Haunted House - Johnny Fuller
- "Yeah" - Larry Williams She Said
- Bad Boy - Larry Williams
- Farmer John - Don & Dewey
- Big Boy Pete - Don & Dewey
- Bama Lama Bama Loo - Little Richard


compiled by Billy Vera
5 CD set
notes by Billy Vera

Ace / Specialty
5SPCD-4412-2
941995Big Maceo: Worried Life Blues
The Blues Collection Nr. 38

- County Jail Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Anytime For You
- Since You Been Gone
- I Got The Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- Have You Heard About It
- Strange To Me
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Leaving Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing

ed. by Tony Russell



Orbis BLU NC 038
951996Too Late, Too Late   Vol. 5   (1927-64)

Sister Morgan (1927)
- Hurry Down, Sunshine, And See What Tomorrow Brings
Lonnie Johnson (1927)
- Handfull O' Keys
- Searchin' For Flats
Cow Cow Davenport (1928)
- Cow Cow Blues (take B)
Elizabeth Johnson (1928)
- Be My Kid Blues
- Sobbin' Woman Blues
Leroy Carr (1928)
- Box Car Blues
Frank Stokes (1929)
- I'm Going Away Blues
- Old Sometime Blues
Henry Townsend (1931)
- Doctor, Oh Doctor
- Jack Of Diamonds Georgia Rub
Blind Wille McTell (1933)
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 1)
- Love Makin' Mama (take 2)
John (Big Nig) Bray (1934)
- Trench Blues. Leadbelly (1940)
- Didn't Ol' John Cross The Water?
Sonny Terry (1944/45)
- I Have Had My Fun
- Keys To The Highway
Leadbelly (1945)
- Eagle Rock Rag (alt. take)
James 'Jack Of All Trades' McCain (1945)
- Good Mr. Roosevelt
Montana Taylor (1946)
- Lowdown Bugle (take B)
- Detroit Rocks

Big Maceo (c.1950)
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool [Fortune FTS 3012]
Scrapper Blackwell (1959)
- How Long No. 2
Rev. Lonnie Farris (1964)
- Peace In The Valley (Proverb 1001)


notes by Guido van Rijn

Document DOCD 5411
961997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 1

- 609 Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Cat Squirrel - Dr. Ross
- Ten Below Zero (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Cry Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Love You Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Call The Doctor - Dr. Ross

- Worried Life Blues - Maceo Merriweather [Fortune 805]
- I Must've Done Something Wrong - Eddie Kirkland
- New York Breakdown - Dr. Ross
- I Had A Little Dog - Big Jack Reynolds
- Whiskey & Women - John Lee Hooker
- Strange Man - Grace Brim
- Industrial Boogie - Dr. Ross
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Have Mercy On Poor Me - John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker

- Have You Heard About It - Maceo Merriweather [Fortune 137]
- Poker Playing Baby - Harry Willis
- Why Did You Leave - Big Blue Carson
- Take Two Steps Back - Earl Chapman
- Cannonball - Dr. Ross
- Crazy 'Bout That Walk - Sir John Lee Hooker
- I'm On My Merry Way - Joe Weaver

Regency CD RR 119 (Ca)
971997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 2

Dr. Ross - San Francisco Breakdown
John Lee Hooker - Big Fine Woman
Bobo Jenkins - Tell Me Who
Jimmy Milner - Noble's Jump
Dr. Ross - Thirty Two Twenty
James Walton - Miss Jesse James
John Lee Hooker - Blues For Christmas
Big Blue Carson - The Night You Left

Maceo Merriweather - Eloise [Fortune FTS 3012]
John Lee Hooker - Blues For The Big Town
Big Jack Reynolds - Going Down Slow
John Lee Hooker - Juke Hop
Dr. Ross - Sunnyland
Chet Oliver - Going Back To Chicago
Earl Chapman - Lave You Baby
Dr. Ross - Numbers Boogie
Eddie Kirkland - I Need You Baby

Maceo Merriweather - Without You Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune FTS 3002]
John Lee Hooker - We're All God's Chillun
Henry Smith - Dog Me Blues
Calvin Frazier - Lillie Mae
James Walton - Leaving Blues
Bobo Jenkins - Nothing But Love
Big Jack Reynolds - You Won't Treat Me Right
John Lee Hooker - Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)

Regency CD RR 120 (Ca)
981997Big Maceo: The Bluebird Recordings   1941-1942

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- It's All Up To You
- Bye Bye Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone


RCA CD 66715
991997Big Maceo: The Bluebird Recordings   1945-1947

- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Stomp
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman


RCA CD 66716
1001999Tampa Red: Voice Of The Blues

- Uncle Bud
- But They Got It Fixed Right On
- Grievin' And Worryin'
- Turpentine Blues

- Let Me Play With Your Poodle #
- Hard Road Blues
- Boogie Woogie Dance
- Voice Of The Blues
- Give It Up Buddy
- This Ain't No Place For Me
- You Got To Reap What You Sow
- Seminole Blues
- I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move)
- She Said It
- She Loves Just Right
- Bumble Bee
- Taking It And Make My Getaway
- Travel On
- Moanin' Heart Blues
- I Want To Swing
- Prison Bound Blues
- Mean Old Tom Cat Blues (tk 3)
- The Way To Get The Low Down
- Western Bound Blues


# with Big Maceo, p
notes by Keith Briggs



Catfish CD 116
1011999The Essential Recordings of
Tampa Red and Big Maceo
Guitar & Piano Duets

- I Got A Right To Be Blue
- She's Love Crazy
- So Long Baby
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- Can't You Read
- No Baby No
- It's All Up To You
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Gin Head Woman
- Don't Jive It Mama
- Anytime For You
- I Ain't For It
- Kid Man Blues
- I Can't Get Along With You
- Give Me Mine Now
- Come On Home
- I Oughta Bite You
- Corrine Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Play Proof Woman
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Let's Try It Again
- Please Be Careful


Indigo IGCD 2115
1022000Big Maceo: Chicago Breakdown

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Kid Man Blues - I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Stomp
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman

compiled by Joop Visser



Culture Press CP 018 /
Blue Boar CDBB1026 (Fr)
1032001The Best of Big Maceo
with Tampa Red

- Big Road Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- It's All Over Now
- Chicago Breakdown
- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- My Own Troubles
- Maceo's 32-20
- Since You Been Gone
- Anytime For You
- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- So Long Baby
- Bye Bye Baby
- I Got The Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around?


Blues Forever CD 68013
1042003Big Maceo: Chicago Piano   Vol. 1

- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- Texas Blues
- I Got The Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Tuff Luck Blues
- It's All Up To You
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Bye Bye Baby
- Anytime For You
- Since You Been Gone


Fabulous FABCD171 (UK)
1052003Big Maceo: Chicago Piano   Vol. 2

- Kid Man Blues
- Things Have Changed
- Winter Time Bluies
- Chicago Breakdown
- Won't Be a Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Maceo's 32-20
- Texas Stomp
- Come on Home
- Detroit Jump
- My Own Troubles
- I Lost My Little Woman
- I'm So Worried
- It's All Ocer Now
- Broke and Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways


Fabulous FABCD172 (UK)
1062004Big Maceo: Flying Boogie
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order
Volume One   (1941-1945)

- Worried Life Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- County Jail Blues
- Can't You Read
- So Long Baby
- Texas Blue
- Tuff Luck Blues
- I Got The Blues
- It's All Up To You
- Bye, Bye, Baby
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Poor Kelly Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Anytime For You
- My Last Go Round
- My Last Go Round
- Since You Been Gone
- Macy Special (Flying Boogie)
- Kid Man Blues
- I'm So Worried
- Things Have Changed
- My Own Troubles

10 page booklet
by Gillian George

Document DOCD-5673
1072004Big Maceo: Big City Blues
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order
Volume Two   (1945-1950)

- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman
- One Sunday Morning
- Just Tell Me Baby
- Do You Remember?
- Big City Blues
- Leavin' Blues
- Have You Heard About It?
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Strange To Me Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool

6 page booklet
by Gillian George

Document DOCD-5674
1082005Detroit Blues

disc 1:
Calvin Frazier
- I'm In The Highway Man
- This Old World's In A Tangle (Fragment)
- Lilly Mae (1)
- Welfare Blues
- Blues
- She's A Double-Crossin' Woman
- Calvin Frazier Interview
- Dirty Dozens, The
- Calvin Frazier Interview
- Boogie-Woogie
- Lilly Mae (2)
- This Old World's In A Tangle
- Highway 51 Blues
Sampson Pittman
- John Henry
- Cotton Farmer Blues
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- Joe Louis
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- Welfare Blues
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- I Been Down In The Circle Before
- Sampson Pittman Interveiw
- Levee Camp Story
- Highway 61 Blues
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (1)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2)


disc 2:
John Lee Hooker
- Cold Chills (All Over Me)
- Rock Me Mama
- It Hurts Me So
- I Got Eyes For You
- Key To The Highway
- Bluebird Blues
- It's Been A Long Time Baby
- Ride 'Til I Die
- I Tried Hard
- Rock House Boogie
- It's Stormin' And Rainin'
- Let's Talk It Over
- Cool Little Car
- Lookin' For A Woman
- Boogie Rambler
- No More Doggin'
- Love Money Can't Buy
- Please Take Me Back
- My Baby Don't Love Me
- Pouring Down Rain
- Real, Real Gone
- Guitar Lovin' Man
- Stuttering Blues
- Too Much Boogie
- Need Somebody


disc 3:
Baby Boy Warren
- My Special Friend Blues
- Nervy Woman Blues
- Lonesome Cabin Blues
- Don't Want To Skinny Woman
- Forgive Me Darling
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
- I Got Lucky
- Let's Renew Our Love
- Taxi Driver
- Bad Lover Blues
- Sanafee
- Hello Stranger
- Chicken
- Baby Boy Blues
- Chuck-A-Luck
- Mattie Mae
- Santa Fe
- Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me
- Stop Breakin' Down
- It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done
Eddie Kirkland
- That's All Right
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
- No Shoes
- No Shoes
- Mistreated Woman
- Time For My Lovin' To Be Done


disc 4:
Eddie Burns
- Papa's Boogie
- Notoriety Woman
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee
- Dealing With The Devil
Henry Smith
- Lonesome Blues
- Good Rockin' Mama
L.C. Green
- Going Down To The River
Sam Kelly
- Ramblin' Around Blues
Robert Richard
- Cadillac Woman
- Wig Wearing Woman
- Root Hog
Walter Mitchell
- Stop Messing Around
- Pet Milk Blues
Joe Von Battle
- Looking For My Woman
Playboy Fuller
- Gonna Play My Guitar
- Sugar Cane Highway
John Brim Combo
- Strange Man
- Mean Man Blues

Big Maceo
- Leavin' Blues [Fortune 137]
- Have You Heard About It [Fortune 137]
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 [Fortune 805]
- Strange To Me Blues [Fortune 805]
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune FTS 3002]
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool [Fortune FTS 3012]
Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera: 1
- Hastings Street Opera: 2 - Detroit Count
4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7736 (UK)
1092015Tampa Red: Dynamite!
The Unsung King of the Blues

disc 1:
- Evalena (tk A)
- Big Stars Falling Blues
- Ramblers Blues
- If I Don't Find Another True Love
- So Crazy About You Baby
- If She Don't Come Back
- So Much Trouble
- I'll Never Let You Go
- Too Late Too Long
- Got A Mind To Leave This Town
- I'm Gonna Put You Down
- But I Forgive You
- Look A There, Look A There
- She's A Cool Operator
- I Won't Let Her Do It
- Green And Lucky Blues
- Early In The Morning
- She's Dynamite
- Pretty Baby Blues
- Sweet Little Angel
- Midnight Boogie
- I Miss My Lovin' Blues
- 1950 Blues
- Love Her With A Feeling
- It's Good Like That


disc 2:
- New Deal Blues
- That's Her Own Business
- It's Too Late Now
- It's A Brand New Boogey
- When Things Go Wrong With You (It Hurts Me Too)
- Please Try To See It My Way
- Keep Jumping
- I'll Dig You Sooner Or Later
- Roaming And Ramblin
- I Know My Baby Loves Me
- You Better Woo Your Baby
- Let's Try It Again
- Crying Won't Help You
- Play Proof Woman
- Corrine Blues
- Detroit Blues

- I Got My Habits On
- Mary Lou Blues
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle
- My First Love Blues
- She Want To Sell My Monkey
- Mean And Evil Woman
- Don't Deal With The Devil
- You'd Better Be Ready To Go
- Texas Stomp

later recordings for RCA Victor (1945-53) featuring Little Johnnie Jones, Big Maceo, Big Walter Horton and Sonny Boy Williamson II; compiled by Jim O'Neal & John Broven
four previously unissued tracks
2 CD set
essay by Jim O'Neal

Ace CDTOP2 1440

will be released
on July 7, 2015



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 69
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 29, 55, 517, 590
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 724-725
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, pp. 370-371
- David Harrison: Die Legenden des Blues.- Königswinter 1995
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/bennett.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: RCA 130.246

thanks to Alan Balfour, David Lund, John Clarke, Bob Eagle and Don Deering for additional info / scans

Big Maceo Merriweather, Rose Allen Broonzy, Big Bill Broonzy, Lil Green, 'Jimmy', Lucille Merriweather, Tyrell Dixon c. late 1940s; source: Harrison 1995, p. 25 ('courtesy Mike Rowe'/Lucy Kate Merriweather); damages cleared up by Stefan Wirz
left to right: Big Maceo Merriweather, Rose Allen Broonzy, Big Bill Broonzy,
Lil Green, "Jimmy", Lucille Merriweather, Tyrell Dixon c. late 1940s
source: Harrison 1995, p. 25 ("courtesy Mike Rowe"/Lucy Kate Merriweather); damages cleared up by Stefan Wirz
photo first published in Blues Unlimited 146 (autumn/winter 1984), p. 35

 

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