A R C H I E   E D W A R D SD; lithograph 'Barbershop Blues' by Neil Harpe
source: Original mylar® lithograph "Barbershop Blues" by Neil Harpe
(originally a sepia drawing, it has been colorized (without Harpe's knowledge or permission)
to appear on the front cover of Mapleshade 56952)

Archie
Edwards

 b. September 4, 1918 near Union Hall, Virginia
 d. June 18, 1998 in Seat Pleasant, Maryland

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

Archie Edwards LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11977Archie Edwards

- The Road Is Rough And Rocky #
- Circle Line Boat *

rec. at Edgewood Studios; Archie Edwards, voc, g; unknown, dr

# Mississippi John Hurt style !!!
* Chuck Berry style !!!

7 inch 45 rpm

SRI NR 5328-2
21980

 
 
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Living Country Blues USA
The Introduction


LP 1:
Guitar Frank
- Lonesome Road Blues
Memphis Piano Red
- The Train Is Coming
Flora Molton & The Truth Band
- What's The Matter Now
- The Titanic
Lottie Murell
- Trouble Late Last Night
Sam Chatmon
- Sittin' On Top Of The World

James "Son" Thomas
- Rock Me Mama
Hammie Nixon
- Corinna, Corinna
Cora Fluker & Ola Mae Bell
- Talkin' 'Bout Jesus
Walter Brown
- So Hard To See

Archie Edwards
- Bear Cat Mama Blues


LP 2:
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Reno Factory
Lonnie Pitchford
- My Babe
Sam "Stretch" Fields
- Bluebird Blues
Joe Savage
- Mean Ol' Frisco
Arzo Youngblood
- I Can't Be Successful

CeDell "Big G" Davis
- I Don't Know Why
Othar Turner & the Rising Star Five & Drum Band
- Tango Twist
Guitar Slim
- Come On In My Kitchen
- Lula's Back In Town
Boyd Rivers
- You Got To Move
Boogie Bill Webb
- Big Road Blues


recorded 1980 by Siegfried A. Christmann
photos by Axel Küstner

"none of the takes included in this double album will re-appear in further releases"

= on Evidence 3 CD set (1999)

DLP
notes by Axel Küstner
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L+R 42.030

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some tracks reissued on
Evidence ECD 26105-2
(US 1999)
Living Country Blues
- An Anthology

2 CD set
notes by Axel Küstner
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[CD notes do *not* contain
liner photos that were part of
the original LP release!]


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= Bellaphon CDLR 711921
(Germany 2008)

= Bellaphon LR 713014
(2014) (180 g DLP)
(includes download code)

L+R discography

31982Living Country Blues USA   Vol. 6
Archie Edwards: The Road Is Rough And Rocky


- That Won't Do
- My Old Schoolmates #
- I Called My Baby Long Distance
- Pittsburgh Blues
- Baby Please Give Me A Break #
- Duffle Bag Blues

- Lovin' Spoonful
- The Road Is Rough And Rocky #
- Jinky Lou
- Stagg-O-Lee
- T For Texas #
- Do Lord Remember Me #

rec. 1980 by Siegfried A. Christmann and Axel Küstner

# reissued on Evidence ECD 26105-2

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L + R 42.036

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some tracks reissued
on Evidence ECD 26105-2
(1999)
Living Country Blues
- An Anthology

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= L+R LRCD 712621 (2008)

L + R discography

41982Living Country Blues USA   Vol. 10
Country Boogie


Lottie Murrell
- Spoonful
Napoleon Strickland
- That's The Boogie
Guitar Slim
- Lovin' Blues
James "Son" Thomas
- Mama Don't 'Low No Guitar Playin' Here
Othar Turner & the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
- Bouncin' Ball
Lonnie Pitchford
- One String Boogie

Bowling Green John & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Burn Your Bridges
Memphis Piano Red
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

Archie Edwards
- Sellin' That Stuff
Lonnie Pitchford
- Shake Your Moneymaker
Cora Fluker
- Swing, Swing
Cedell "Big G" Davis
- You Got To Do The Boogie Woogie

rec. 1980 by Siegfried A. Christmann and Axel Küstner

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L+R 42.040

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= L+R LRCD 712225 (2008)

L + R discography

51982Living Country Blues USA   Vol. 12
East Coast Blues


Bowling Green John Cephas
- Reno Factory
Guitar Slim
- Lula's Back In Town
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Louise

Archie Edwards
- Three Times Seven
Guitar Frank
- 90 Goin' North

Archie Edwards
- Everybody's Blues

Guitar Frank
- Trouble In Mind

Archie Edwards
- East Virginia John Henry
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
Guitar Slim
- Won't You Spread Some Flowers On My Grave
Guitar Frank
- Mama Don't Allow
- Key To The Highway

rec. 1980 by Siegfried A. Christmann and Axel Küstner

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L + R 42042

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= L+R LRCD 712027 (2008)

L + R discography

61982American Folk Blues Festival 1982
Program and LP Album with all participating artists

James 'Son' Thomas
- Cairo Blues

Archie Edwards
- The Road Is Rough And Rocky
Bowling Green & John Cephas
- Bye Bye Baby
Carey Bell & Billy Brach
- Tribute To Big Walter

Lurrie Bell & Billy Brach
- The Train I Ride
Carey Bell's Blues Harp Band
- Goin' On Main Street
Margie Evans, Cash McCall et al.
- Mistreated Woman

tracks from other L+R LPs, unissued tracks, and demo recordings

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L + R 50.001

L + R discography

71982American Folk Blues Festival
Blues Live '82


James "Son" Thomas
- Beefsteak Blues
- Catfish Blues

Archie Edwards
- How Long Blues
- That Won't Do
- Take Me Back Baby
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Big Boss Man

Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Burn Your Bridges
- Worried Man Blues *
Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch
- Detroit, Michigan
- Tribute To Little Walter


Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Running And Hiding
James "Son" Thomas
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Standing At The Crossroads *
- Stormy Moonday Blues
Carey Bell
- Goin' On Main Street

Carey Bell
- Blues Harp by Three
Margie Evans
- That Dirty Black Rat
- Sometimes I'll Be Gone
- Bye Bye Baby


* not on CD

rec. November 15, 1982 at Palmengarten, Frankfurt a. M., Germany and November 24, 1982 at Siegerlandhalle, Siegen, Germany

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DLP
notes by
Siegfried A. Christmann
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L+R 42.052 (1983)

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(=) L+R CD 42.052 (1991)


reissued on Bellaphon
CDLR 726024 (2002)
3-CD-Box
American Folk Blues
Festival 1982/1983/1985

L + R discography

81982American Folk Blues Festival '82

Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch
- Breaking Up Somebody's Home (6:53)
Margie Evans & Carey Bell
- Oh Lawdy Lord (5:25) [= It Hurts Me Too]
Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Carey Bell, Billy Branch
- Tribute To Little Walter (7:28)   @ youtube
James 'Son' Thomas
- Catfish Blues (3:27)

Chicago's Young Blues Generation & J. W. Williams
- Sweet Little Angel (4:55)

Archie Edwards
- The Road Is Rough And Rocky (3:28)
Carey Bell & Lurrie Bell
- Easy To Love (8:18)
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Last Fair Deal (4:27)   @ youtube


rec. November 6, 1982 at Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach-Konzerthalle, Frankfurt/Oder, GDR; prod by Horst Jurczok of Berliner Rundfunk, Redaktion: Jürgen Lahrtz
photos by Otto Sill

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Herbert Flügge







Amiga 8 56 016 (GDR)
91989Archie Edwards: Blues 'N Bones

- John Henry
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- I Called My Baby Long Distance
- That Won't Do
- My Old School Mates
- Hen's Cackle
- Saturday Night Hop
- Baby, Please Gimme A Break
- T For Texas
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Payday
- Take Me Back Baby
- Little Girl

Archie Edwards, g, voc; Richard Thomas, bones; Mark Wenner, hca




Mapleshade 56952
9a1992The Ultimate Blues Collection Volume 2

CD 1:
Willie Mabon
- I Don't Know
- Rainy Night In Georgia
Carey Bell
- She's Nineteen Years Old
Fernest Arcenaux
- The Things I Used To Do

Archie Edwards
- Boogie Woogie Mama #
Big Jay McNeely
- Pretty Girls
- Country Boy
Detroit Gary Wiggins
- That What You Doin' To Me
Luther Allison
- The Dock Of The Bay
- Let's Try It Again


CD 2:
John Lee Hooker
- Introduction
- Goin' To California
- Black Night Is Falling
- Crawlin' Kingsnake
John Cephas
- Richmond Blues #
- St. James Infirmary #
Louisiana Red
- Louisiana Boogie
- When My Mama Was Livin'
- Got Sad News
- Stop Doggin' Me Around
Sam Chatmon
- I Gets The Blues #
- St. Louis Blues
#

CD 3:
Champion Jack Dupree
- Wine, Wine, Wine
- You Can Make It
Memphis Piano Red
- Mother-In-Law Blues #
- Barrelhouse Blues #
Erwin Helfer and The Chicago Allstars
- Sneaky Pete
- 4 O'clock Blues
Tommy Tucker
- Blues Had A Baby
- Hard Luck Blues
- Five Long Years #
- Drifting Blues
#

# previously unreleased
3 CD set



Chrisly CM 11002
("Chrisly Blues Box")

Ornament discography

101999Living Country Blues: An Anthology

Disc 1:   Mississippi Moan

Disc 2:   Lonesome Road Blues (East Coast)
- Lonesome Road Blues (Guitar Frank)
- Baby Please Give Me A Break (Archie Edwards)
- Road Is Rough And Rocky (Archie Edwards)
- Come On In My Kitchen (Guitar Slim)
- Bye And Bye, I'm Going To See The King (Flora Molton & The Truth Band)
- Chimney Hill Breakdown (Guitar Frank)
- Railroad Bill (GuitarFrank, )
- Chicken Can't Roost Too High For Me (John Cephas)
- Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (John Cephas, / Phil Wiggins)

- Do Lord Remember Me (Archie Edwards)
- Jelly Roll Baker (Guitar Frank)
- I'm Feelin' Lonesome (Guitar Slim)

- My Old Schoolmates (Archie Edwards)
- Lonesome Home Blues (Guitar Slim)
- T For Texas (Archie Edwards)
- Diggin' My Potatoes (Guitar Frank)

Disc 3:   You Got To Move (Tennessee, Arkansas & More)

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Evidence ECD 26105-2
3 CD set
112001Archie Edwards: The Toronto Sessions, Vol. 1

- I Had A Little Girl
- One Thin Dime Blues
- I'm Down Today
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- That Won't Do
- Greyhound Bus Blues
- I Called My Baby Long Distance
- Take Me Back Baby
- Easy Rider
- How Long Blues
- Pittsburgh Blues
- Poor Me
- Meet Me In The Bottom

rec. 1986 in Toronto


Northernblues NBM0006
122002American Folk Blues Festival 1982/1983/1985

Disc 1: 1982 Festival
James "Son" Thomas
- Beefsteak Blues
- Catfish Blues
- Announcement by John Cephas

Archie Edwards
- How Long Blues
- That Won't Do
- Take Me Back Baby
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Big Boss Man
- Burn Your Bridges
Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch
- Detroit, Michigan
- Tribute To Big Walter
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Running And Hiding
James "Son" Thomas
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Stormy Monday Blues
Carey Bell
- Goin' On Main Street
- Blues Harp Blues by Three
Margie Evans
- That Dirty Black Rat
- Sometimes I'll Be Gone
- Bye Bye Baby

Disc 2: 1983 Festival

Disc 3: 1985 Festival


Bellaphon CDLR 726024
3-CD-Box


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Mapleshade 56952 liner notes

 

Archie Edwards in his Barbershop, photography by Neil Harpe
source: photography by Neil Harpe, Blues Review 43 (1998), p. 72

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

An Archie Edwards page

Stefan Wirz


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