Gaile Welker found the following SSN (Social Security Number) entry:
Name: Willie Doss
Last Residence: 36312 Ashford, Houston, Alabama, United States of America
Born: 28 Jan 1900
Died: 6 Jan 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Mississippi (1955)
rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI
# rec. July 25, 1964 (Saturday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael's School); Willie Doss, voc, g; ## hca
compiled and programmed with the assistance of Samuel Charters
photography by David Gahr
artist's name spelled "Willy Doss" on front cover
notes by Samuel Charters Vanguard VRS-9181 (mono) (US 7/1965)
notes by Samuel Charters = Vanguard VSD-79181 (stereo) (US 7/1965)
2 CD set(=) King/Vanguard KICP 2118/9 (Jp 1991) "The Blues at Newport 1964 part 1 & 2"
2 CD set (=) Vanguard CD 662247 (Fr 1993) "The Blues at Newport 1964 - Complete edition"
Newport Folk Festival discographyMississippi John Hurt discographyReverend Gary Davis discographyReverend Robert Wilkins discographySkip James discographySleepy John Estes discographyYank Rachell discographyHammie Nixon discographyRobert Pete Williams discographyJesse Fuller discographyJohn P. Hammond discographyDave Van Ronk discography
artist's name spelled "Willy Doss" on front and back cover
notes by Ralph Rinzler Vanguard VRS-9182 (mono) (US 1965)
notes by Ralph Rinzler = Vanguard VSD-79182 (stereo) (US 1965)
notes by Ralph Rinzler = Fontana TFL 6049 (UK 19??)
2 CD setKing/Vanguard KICP 2116/7 (Jp 1991) "Traditional Music at Newport 1964 part 1 & 2"
Newport Folk Festival discography
°° note on CD 77/78: "due to compact disc time restrictions some songs on the original album are not included in this package"
gatefold DLPnotes by Maynard Solomon Vanguard VSD-77/78 (US 1976)
gatefold DLPnotes by Maynard Solomon = Vanguard VSD-77/78 (Fr 1976)
= King/Vanguard LAX-155 (Jp 1976)
notes (December 1988) by Samuel Charters (=) Vanguard CD 77/78 (US 1989) (2 LPs on 1 CD) °° "Great Bluesmen At Newport 1959-1965"
PYE Golden Hour GH 879 (UK 1978)
thanks to Alan Balfour for further info / scans
Newport Folk Festival 1964 program
"Willie" or "Willy" Doss ?
Newport Folk Festival identification badgeon which someone (Willie / Willy Doss ?) has written "Willy Doss"partial enlargement of Ann Charters' photo of 'Willie' Doss
Len Kunstadt review of Newport Folk Festival, saturday afternoon July 25, 1964source: Record Research 63 (9/1964)