C A L V I N   F R A Z I E R; source: Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who, p. 183
source: Harris: Blues Who's Who, p. 183
("Courtesy Barrelhouse Records / Living Blues Magazine")

Calvin Frazier
Calvin H. Frazier
b. February 16, 1913 in Ashport, Lauderdale County, Tennessee or 1915 in Osceola, Arkansas 1)
d. September 23, 1972 at Zieger Osteopathic Hospital in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
buried at United Memorial Gardens in Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
discography

1) shown as aged 6 in 1920 (suggesting 1913), other reports give 1915
both 1920 and 1930 census show his birth state as Tennessee, other reports give Osceola, Arkansas
(Eagle & LeBlanc, 2013, pp. 208, 452)


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

Calvin Frazier 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
   

- This Old World's In A Tangle (2478-A)

rec. October 15, 1938 in Detroit by Alan Lomax; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; Sampson Pittman, g
Library of Congress
unissued
  Sampson Pittman

- John Henry (2479-A)
- Cotton Farmer Blues (2479-B)

rec. October 15, 1938 in Detroit by Alan Lomax; Sampson Pittman, voc, g; Calvin Frazier, g
Library of Congress
unissued
   

- This Old World's In A Tangle (fragment) (2474-A-1)
- I'm In The Highway Man (fragment) (2474-A-2)
- Lily Mae (fragment) (2474-A-3)
- Lily Mae (fragment) (2474-B-1)
- Lily Mae Blues (2475-A)
- Welfare Blues (2475-B)

rec. October 16, 1938 in Detroit by Alan Lomax; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; Sampson Pittman, g
Library of Congress
unissued

Laurie LCD 7001

   

- Joe Louis (2476-A)
- Welfare Blues (2476-B)
- I Been Down In The Circle Before (2477-A)
- Levee Camp Story (2477-B)

rec. October 16, 1938 in Detroit by Alan Lomax; Sampson Pittman, voc, g; Calvin Frazier, g
Library of Congress
unissued
   

- Highway 61 Blues (2482-A)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2482-B)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2483-A)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2483-B)

rec. November 1, 1938 in Detroit by Alan Lomax; Sampson Pittman, voc, g; Calvin Frazier, g
Library of Congress
unissued
   

- Blues (2484-A)
- She's A Double Crossing Woman (2484-B)   @ youtube
- The Dirty Dozens (2485-A)
- Boogie Woogie (2485-B)
- Lily Mae (2486-A)
- Highway 51 (2486-B)

rec. November 1, 1938 in Detroit by Alan Lomax; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; Sampson Pittman, g
Library of Congress
unissued

Laurie LCD 7001

11949Calvin Frazier

- Sweet Lucy (Drinking Women) (A)
- Be-Bop Boogie (B)

rec. c.1949 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; 2 ts; p; b; dr



Alben 106
21951Calvin Frazier (His Guitar) And Band / Barry Harris

Calvin Frazier and Band
- I Need Love (MBI120 A) #
Barry Harris
- Rising Tide *


# rec. 1951 in Toledo; Calvin Frazier, g; Barbara Brown, voc; ts; p; b; dr


New Song 120
[Porter Roberts' label]
31951Calvin Frazier (His Guitar) And Band

- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To (BMI121 A) #
- Rock House (4)

rec. 1951 in Toledo; Calvin Frazier, g, # voc; ts; # p; # b; dr


New Song 121
   

- Lillie Mae

rec. 1951 in Toledo; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; dr
New Song unissued

T-R-H CD 8001

   

- Yes I Know (DTJ9540)
- Oo-La-La (DTJ9541)

rec. March 28, 1952 in Detroit; T.J. Fowler, p; John Lawton, tp; Lee Gross, as; Walter Cox, ts; Calvin Frazier, g; Henry Ivory, b; Clarence Stamps, dr
Savoy unissued

Savoy SJL 1187

41952T.J. Fowler His Piano And Orchestra

- Night Crawler (DTJ9542)
- Fowler's Boogie (DTJ9543)

rec. March 28, 1952 in Detroit; T.J. Fowler, p; John Lawton, tp; Lee Gross, as; Walter Cox, ts; Calvin Frazier, g; Henry Ivory, b; Clarence Stamps, dr

Savoy 843
51952T.J. Fowler His Piano And Orchestra

- Wine Cooler (STJ4214)
- Back Biter (STJ4213)

rec. July 25, 1952 in Detroit; T.J. Fowler, p; Elliott Escoe, tp; Lee Gross, as; Walter Cox, ts; Calvin Frazier, g; James Murphy, b; Clarence Stamps, dr







Savoy 857
   

- Say Baby Say

rec. July 25, 1952 in Detroit; T.J. Fowler, p; Alberta Adams, voc; Elliott Escoe, tp; Lee Gross, as; Walter Cox, ts; Calvin Frazier, g; James Murphy, b; Clarence Stamps, dr
Savoy unissued

Savoy SJL 1187

61952Calvin Frazier with T.J. Fowler Orchestra

- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To (SCF 4215)
- Little Baby Child (SCF 4216)

rec. July 25, 1952 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; Elliott Escoe, tp; Walter Cox, ts, Lee Gross, as/bs; T.J. Fowler, p; John Murphy, b; Clarence Stamps, dr




Savoy 858
71953T.J. Fowler His Piano And Orchestra

- Camel Walk [Hip Hop] (STJ4302)
- Gold Rush (STJ4303)

rec. January 16, 1953 in Detroit; T.J. Fowler, p; Dezie McCullers, tp; Jeremiah 'Frank' Taylor, as; Walter Cox, ts; Calvin Frazier, g; Henry Ivory, b; Clarence Stamps, dr [Varetta Dillard, voc]



Savoy 885
   

- Bumpin'

rec. January 16, 1953 in Detroit; T.J. Fowler, p; Dezie McCullers, tp; Jeremiah 'Frank' Taylor, as; Walter Cox, ts; Calvin Frazier, g; Henry Ivory, b; Clarence Stamps, dr
Savoy unissued

Regent MG 6042

81954Rhythm and Blues Volume 2

Big Jay McNeely
- The Deacon's Hop (SLA502-1)
Milt Buckner
- Lights Out (S3366)


T.J. Fowler
- Back Biter (STJ4213)
Sir Charles Thompson et al.
- Cooking With Cookie (B904)
7 inch EP

Savoy XP 8050
9195?Jimmy Milner And His Blue Ribbon Band

- Hard Luck Blues (A) #
- Booty Green (B) *

rec. 1951 in Detroit; Jimmy Milner, dr; # Alonzo Tucker, voc, b; Jimmy Harris tp; # Big Jeff, ts; * Duke Coates, ts; # Calvin Frazier, g; Bill Brewer, p; * Henry White, b

Fortune 130
9a1954JIMMY MILLNER [sic] And His Blue Rhythm Band

JIMMY MILLNER And His Blue Rhythm Band Featuring DUKE COATES on Tenor Sax
- Longing For You (A) *

JIMMY MILLNER And His Blue Rhythm Band Featuring CALVIN FRAZER [sic] on Vocal And Guitar
- Sweet Bread Baby (B) #

* rec. 1951 in Detroit; Jimmy Milner, dr; Jimmy Harris tp; Bill Brewer, p
# rec. 1952 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; ts; p; b; dr



Fortune 806
   

- Lilly Mae

rec. 1952 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; dr
Fortune unissued

Fortune FTS 3012

101954Baby Boy Warren

- Mattie Mae (54-113)
- Santa Fe (54-114)

rec. 1954 in Detroit [Chicago?]; Baby Boy Warren, voc, g; Boogie Woogie Red, p; Calvin Frazier, g; Washboard Willie, washb





Blue Lake 106
[Al Benson's label]
   

- Rock House

rec. live c.1955 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, g; Washboard Willie, dr; unknown, b
Modern unissued

Ace CDCHD 813

111956Lena Hall with Washboard Willie and His Super Suds Of Rhythm

- What You Gona [sic] Do (A)
- Five Long Years (B)

rec. 1956 in Detroit; Lena Hall, voc; Calvin Frazier, g; Washboard Willie, washb

J-V-B 48
121956Calvin Frazier

- Rock House (A)
- We'll Meet Again (B)

rec. 1956 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; b; Washboard Willie, washb, dr



J-V-B 49
131956Washboard Willie and His Super Suds Of Rhythm

- Cherry Red Blues (A)
- Washboard Shuffle (B)

rec.1956 in Detroit; Washboard Willie, voc, washb; Calvin Frazier, g







J-V-B 59 [# has been used
for two different records]
141956Washboard Willie and His Super Suds Of Rhythm

- Washboard's Blues Part 1 (A)
- Washboard's Blues Part 2 (B)

rec. 1956 in Detroit; Washboard Willie, voc, washb; Calvin Frazier, g



J-V-B 70
151958?Calvin Frazier

- Have Blues Must Travel (A) *
- Lilly Mae (B) #

# rec. 1956 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; b; Washboard Willie, washb, dr

* rec. 1958 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, g; ts; p; b; dr; hand-claps



J-V-B 86

* = Checker 908

161958?Calvin Frazier

- Have Blues Must Travel (86AX) *
- Track Down (86BX) #

# rec. 1956 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, voc, g; b; Washboard Willie, washb, dr

* rec. 1958 in Detroit; Calvin Frazier, g; ts; p; b; dr; hand-claps



Checker 908
17196?Wash Board Willie

- A Fool On A Mule In The Middle Of The Road (A) #
- Ham Bone (B)

rec.1962/64 in Detroit; Washboard Willie, voc, washb, dr; # Calvin Frazier, g; # Chuck Smith, b



Von 702
18196?The All Stars

- 2-2-5 Special Part 1   @ youtube
- 2-2-5 Special Part 2   @ youtube (2:42)

Calvin Frazier, g; sax; org; Washboard Willie, dr



Von 704
19196?Washboard Willie

- Washboard Willie's After Hours pt. 1 (A)
- Washboard Willie's After Hours pt. 2 (B)

rec.1962/64 in Detroit; Washboard Willie, voc, washb, dr; Calvin Frazier, g; Chuck Smith, b; Boogie Woogie Red, p

Von 721

LP / CD compilations
201956Rock And Roll Party # 2

Big Jay McNeely
- The Deacon's Hop (SLA502-1)
Paul Williams
- Rocks Socks
- Gabardine Groove
Hal Singer
- Down For Dean
Little Sylvia (Vanderpool) with Haywood Henry Orchestra
- Bump Bump Bump (Bumpin') (SA4117)

The Hot Shots
- Groovin' Grind

T.J. Fowler
- Hip Hop [Camel Walk]
- Gold Rush [Varetta Dillard]
Nappy Brown
- Don't Be Angry (SNB4660)
Little Esther
- 'T Ain't Whatcha Say (SLE6848)

Regent MG 6042
 1966Detroit 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
Bobo Jenkins
- 10 Below Zero
- Baby Don't You Want To Go
Eddie Kirkland
- No Shoes

Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera
L. C. Green
- Remember Way Back
Big Maceo
- Big City Blues
John Lee Hooker
- House Rent Boogie
One String Sam
- O Need $100
Brother Will Hairston
- Alabama Bus


though claimed on back cover Calvin Frazier is not present on these Baby Boy Warren recordings
notes by Paul Oliver



Blues Classics BC 12

Blues Classics discography

211969Washboard Willie
Whippin' That Board


Barrelhouse BH-001 track sequence
- Shake Your Moneymaker, Honey
- 10/20 Special Blues
- Washboard Willie's After Hours Pt. I #
- No Name Blues
- Summer [sic] Ridge Drive #
- A Fool On A Mule

- Hambone Blues
- Move After Hours #
- C. C. Rider
- Struttin' That Stuff #
- Washboard Willie's After Hours Pt. II #
- Dupree Blues

JSP 1036 track sequence
- C.C. Rider
- Move After Hours
- Summit Ridge Drive
- Dupree Blues
- Struttin' That Stuff

- 10-20 Special
- Calvin's Blues
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- No Name Blues
- Fool On A Mule

rec.1962/64; William Paden Hensley, voc, washb, dr; Calvin Frazier, g; Chuck Smith, b; # Boogie Woogie Red, p
click to enlarge !

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Barrelhouse BH-001
Barrelhouse discography


JSP 1036 (1982)
"Motor Town Boogie"


= P-Vine PCD 23894 (Jp 2007)
"Motor Town Boogie"

22197?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
231977Blues Guitar Killers - Detroit 1950's

L.C. Green & Sam Kelly
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Mary Ann Blues
- Goin' To The River, take two
- Hastings Street Boogie
- Things Is Goin' So Tough Today
- Shine My Light

Johnny Howard
- Natural Man Blues
- Dark Night Blues
Rocky Fuller
- Early Evening Blues
Henry Smith
- Kansas City Blues
Eddie Burns
- I Ain't Cheatin'
- Sunnyland Blues

P-Vine PCD 5416 bonus tracks:
Eddie Burns
- I Am Leaving
- Wig Wearing Woman
- You Better Cut That Out
- You Say That You're Leaving

Calvin Frazier
- We'll Meet Again
- Rock House
Bobo Jenkins
- Decoration Day Blues, take 1
- Decoration Day Blues, take 2


rec. mid-1950s in Detroit, MI; original sessions prod. by Joe Von Battle; album prod. by George Paulus
front cover: Rabbit Johnson, Detroit, early 1950s ("George Paulus Collection")
back cover of P-Vine PCD-5416: Bobo Jenkins ("George Paulus Collection")
notes by George Paulus
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

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Barrelhouse BH-012
Barrelhouse discography

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
(=) P-Vine PCD-5416
(Jp 2001)

241980Calvin Frazier & Sampson Pittman: I'm In The Highway Man
1938 Detroit Field Recordings

- World's In A Tangle
- Cotton Farmer Blues
- Mary Don't You Weep
- Highway Man
- Welfare Blues (2x)
- Joe Louis
- I Been Down In The Circle
- Highway 61 Blues
- Brother Low-Down
- Double Crossing Woman
- The Dirty Dozen
- Boogie Woogie
- Lilly Mae
- Highway 51
notes by John Cowley



Flyright FLY 542

Flyright discography

251987T.J. Fowler and his Rockin' Jump Band
featuring Calvin Frazier

- T. J. Boogie
- What's The Matter Now
- Red Hot Blues
- Harmony Grits
- Pleas For Love

- Yes I Know
- Oo-la-La
- Night Crawler

- Fowler's Boogie
- Back Biter
- Wine Cooler
- Little Baby Child
- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To
- Say Baby Say
- Gold Rush
- Hip Hop (Camel Walk)

Savoy SJL-1187

notes by Peter B. Lowry
= Savoy Jazz ZDS-1187 (1999)

261989T.J. Fowler & His Band: Early Detroit R&B

- T.J. Boogie
- What's The Matter Now
- Midnight Clipper Pt I
- Midnight Clipper Pt II
- Harmony Grits
- Red Hot Blues
- Hot Sauce
- Blue Lullaby

- Night Crawler
- Fowler's Boogie
- Back Biter
- Wine Cooler
- Camel Walk
- Gold Rush
- The Queen
- Tell Me What's The Matter
notes by Kurt Mohr

Official 6044 (Dk)
271989Blues For Big Town

Big Ed & His Combo
- Biscuit Baking Mama [Checker 790]
- Superstition [Checker 790]
Bobo Jenkins
- Democrat Blues [Chess 1565]
- Bad Luck And Trouble [Chess 1565]
Eddie Burns
- Treat Me Like I Treat You [Chess 1672]
- Don't Cha Leave Me Baby [Chess 1672]
Texas Red & Jimmy
- Black Snake Blues [Checker 879]

John Lee Hooker
- Walkin' The Boogie (alt. tk.)
- Blues For Big Town
- Big Fine Mama [Elmor 303]
- Blues For Christmas [Elmor 303]

Calvin Frazier
- Lilly Mae [Checker 908]
- Have Blues Will Travel [Checker 908]
Katie Watkins
- Trying To Get You Off My Mind [Checker 877]

Chess GCH 8119




= P-Vine PLP-6061

281992Sampson Pittman: The Devil Is Busy
The Library of Congress Field Recordings

- I Been Down In The Circle Before
- Interview
- Levee Camp Story
- Highway 61 Blues
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad, Pts. 1, 2, & 3
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad [version 2]
- Cotton Farmer Blues
- Interview
- Welfare Blues
- Interview
- Joe Louis
- Interview
- John Henry
includes
36 page booklet
by Julie Anne Schwartz

Laurie LCD 7000 [7002?]
291993Calvin Frazier: This Old World's In A Tangle
The Library of Congress Field Recordings

- This Old World's In A Tangle (Fragment)
- I'm In The Highway, Man
- Lilly Mae (Version 1)
- Blues
- She's A Double Crossin' Woman
- Interview
- The Dirty Dozens
- Interview
- Boogie-Woogie
- Lilly Mae (Version 2)
- This Old World's In A Tangle
- Highway 51 Blues
includes
40 page booklet
by Julie Anne Schwartz

Laurie LCD 7001
301995Mississippi Blues & Gospel
1934-1942 Field Recordings

Church Of God In Christ (1941) - No Condemnation
Rev. McGhee (1942)
- Testimony (One Day Lord I'll Give Up This World For You)
- Jesus Is My Everything
Charles Berry (1942)
- Cornfield Holler (6629-A-4)
- Cornfield Holler (6629-B-5)
Willie 61 Blackwell (1942)
- Four O'Clock (Flower) Blues
William Brown (1942)
- Mississippi Blues
- East St. Louis Blues
- Ragged And Dirty
George Boldwin (1940)
- Country Girl Blues
- Lucious Curtis (1940)
- Guitar Picking Song
- Time Is Gittin' Hard
- Nobody's Business
Willie Ford (1940)
Bukka White (1939)
- Sic 'em Dogs On
- Po' Boy
Frazier Family (1938)
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep

Calvin Frazier
- Welfare Blues (2475-B)
Blind Pete & Partner (1934)
- Booker
- Stagolee
- Cacklin' Hen
- Black Bayou Ain't Got No Bottom
- Banty Rooster (fragment) (243-A-2)
- Blues (fragment)
- Banty Rooster (243-B 1)
- Banty Rooster (243-B-2)
notes by Howard Rye



Document DOCD 5320
311997A 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
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
John Lee Hooker - We're All God's Chillum
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)
321998Vintage Toledo Blues 1950-1980

Little Walter Jr.
- Watercoast Blues
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Shadyland Blues
Big Jack Reynolds
- Made It Up In Your Mind
- You Don't Treat Me Right

Calvin Frazier
- Rock House
- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To
- I Need Love (Barbara Brown, voc)
- Lillie Mae
Fred Harris
- Uptown
- Sad Man Blues
Red Tops Organ Trio
- Organ Rocker
- In Love With A Woman
Dave Parker
- Don't Make Me Cry
Blues Rockers
- 4 O'Clock Blues
Mr. Blues Carson
- Sittin' By The Window
- Leave Me Alone
Eddie (Big Blues) Carson
- The Devastating Bombs
The Organics
Try For The Future
Arthur Griswold
- Main Street Beat
- What The Judge Did To Me


24 page booklet



T-R-H CD 8001
[Timothy R. Healy]
332001Blues Screamers & Gospel Moaners!
Detroit Blues Rarities Vol. 3

Washboard Willie
- Washboard Blues - part 1
- Washboard Blues - part 2
Lena Hall
- Five Long Years
- What You Gonna Do
Tye Tongue Hanley
- You Got My Nose Wide Open
- Iíll Try To Understand
Danny Kirkland
- They Were Rockiní
- Stop Mambo
Bob Smith
- Iím A Lookiní
- I Love You Baby
Brother Will Hairston
- The Alabama Bus parts 1 & 2
- Seems Like A Dream
- Mighty Wind
- The Bible Is Right
Spiritual Wonders
- You Got To Move
- None But The Rightous
The Flying Clouds
- I Know It Was The Blood
- Ainít Got Long To Stay Here
- My Mother
- When They Ring The Golden Bells

P-Vine PCD-5418 (Jp)
342001The Traveling Record Man
Historic Down South Recording Trips Of Joe Bihari & Ike Turner

- Blue Serenade - Baby Face Turner
- My Sweet Woman - Driftin' Slim
- No Ridin' Blues - Charlie Booker
- Numbered Days (previously unreleased) - Big Charlie Bradix
- Riding In The Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf
- I'm Gonna Find Your Trick - Smokey Hogg
- Baby Please Don't Go - Pinetop Slim
- Cairo Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- Good Morning Little Angel - Joe Hill Louis
- Tiny's Down Home - Tiny Webb
- Tomorrow I May Be Gone - Jesse Thomas
- Please Send My Baby Back Home aka Step Back Baby - Sunny Blair
- If I Lose You Woman - Alexander Moore
- My Little Machine - Driftin' Slim
- My Baby's Gone - Elmore James

- Rock House - Calvin Frazier
- She Broke Up My Life (She Got Me Walking) - Joe Hill Louis
- Keep Away From Me Baby - Joe Hill Louis
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Willie Nix
- Talking Boogie - Lil' Son Jackson
- Long Tall Woman - Elmore James
- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You - "Arkansas Johnny Todd"
- Ramblin' On My Mind - Boyd Gilmore

Ace CDCHD 813
352002Alan Lomax Collection:
The Land Where The Blues Began


- Four O' Clock Flower Blues - William Blackwell & William Brown
- Interview with Willie '61' Blackwell
- Walking Blues - Eddie 'Son' House, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Willie Brown, Leroy Williams
- When I Lay My Burden Down - Turner Junior Johnson
- Strange Things Happening In The Land - Charles Haffer, Jr.
- Missionary Sermon By J.H. Terrell
- Rock Daniel - Reverend C. H. Savage
- Satisfied - Florence Stamp
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord - Congregation of the Church of God in Christ
- Sermon: Hell Is A Place - Reverend Ribbins
- The Preacher And The Bear - M.C. Orr
- Mississippi Sounding Calls - Joe Shores
- Roustabout Song - John Cameron
- The Toast To Bud Doggett - Willie Stark

- I Been Down In The Circle Before - Calvin Frazier, Sampson Pittman
- Rosie - Dobie Red
- Early In The Mornin' - 22, Tangle Eye, Hard Hair, Little Red
- I'm Goin' Home - D.W. "Bama" Stuart
- Go Down, Old Hannah - Ernest Williams
- John Henry - Sid Hemphill, Lucius Smith, Alec Askew, Will Head
- Emmaline, Take Your Time - Alex Askew
- Jim And John - Ed Young, G.D. Young, Lonnie Young
- Shake 'Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Wind Howling Blues - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- Country Blues - Muddy Waters
- Black, Brown And White - Big Bill Broonzy
- Life Is Like That - Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson
- She Lived Her Life Too Fast - Forrest City Joe

soundtrack to Alan Lomax's book of the same name
rec. between 1933 and 1959 by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones, John W. Work, John A. Lomax, and Herbert Halpert. Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original metal and acetate discs, and the original paper and acetate-backed tape recordings


Rounder CDROUN1861
362004The Chronological T.J. Fowler 1948 - 1953

- Play Sultry Moon
- Mango Blues
- T. J. Blues
- What´s The Matter Now
- Midnight Clipper - Part 1
- Midnight Clipper - Part 2
- Harmony Grits
- Pleas For Love
- Red Hot Blues
- Hot Sauce
- Blue Lullaby

- Yes I Know
- Oo-La-La
- Night Crawler
- Fowler´s Boogie
- Back Biter
- Wine Coolor
- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To
- Little Baby Child
- Say Baby Say
- Camel Walk
- Gold Rush
- The Queen
- Take Off
- Tell Me What´s The Matter
notes by Dave Penny

Classics CLRB 5103 (Fr)
372004Stompin' At The Savoy
The Original Indie Label 1944 - 1961

disc 3 "Things Have Changed"
Calvin Frazier
- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To [Savoy 858]
4 CD set

Savoy Jazz 17446
382005Detroit Blues

disk 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 Interview
- Levee Camp Story
- Highway 61 Blues
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (1)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2)

disk 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


disk 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


disk 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
- 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
Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera: 1
- Hastings Street Opera: 2 - Detroit Count
4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7736
392005Stompin' Vol. 27

Schoolboy Cleve
- She's Gone
Sunnyland Slim
- Going Back To Memphis
- It's You Baby

Calvin Frazier
- Track Down
Big Ed (Burns)
- Biscuit Baking Mama
McKinley James
- Ain't Gonna Pick No Cotton
Dr. Ross
- Industrial Boogie
John Lee (Henley)
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie
Clarence Johnson
- Baby Come Back To Me
- That's Not Right
Elmon Mickle
- Jackson Blues
- Lonesome Highway
Jimmy Rogers
- Sloppy Drunk
Joe Louis Hill
- Hydramatic Woman
Clear Waters
- Boogie Woogie Baby
Clifford King
- Chicken Shack Boogie

Stompin' CD ST 327

Stompin' discography

402010Let Me Tell You About The Blues
The Evolution of Detroit Blues

CD 1:
- A Double Crossing Woman - Calvin Frazier
- Highway 61 Blues - Sampson Pittman
- Cadillac Woman - Robert Richard
- Street Opera (Part 1) - Detroit Count
- Stop Messin' Around - Walter Mitchell
- Notoriety Woman - Slim Pickens
- Root Hog - Robert Richard
- Pet Milk Blues - Walter Mitchell
- Sak-Relation Blues - Sylvester Cotton
- Lookin' For My Woman - Joe Von Battle
- Street Opera (Part 2) - Detroit Count
- Ugly Woman Blues - Sylvester Cotton
- Henry's Swing Club - John Lee Hooker
- Little Bitty Woman - James Taylor
- Sweet Lucy - Andrew Dunham
- My Special Friend Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Stormy Weather Blues - Sylvester Cotton
- Strange Man - John Brim [Fortune 801]
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 - Big Maceo
- Hattie Mae - Andrew Dunham
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing - Big Maceo
- Never Satisfied - John Lee Hooker
- That's All Right - Eddie Kirkland
- Mean Man Blues - John Brim [Fortune 801]
- Where Did You Stay Last Night - Eddie Burns


CD 2:
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker
- It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done - Eddie Kirkland
- Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry
- 38 Pistol Blues - L.C. Green
- I'm A Boogie Man - John Lee Hooker
- Sugar Cane Highway - Playboy Fuller
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee - Eddie Burns
- Hastings Street Boogie - L.C. Green
- Gonna Play My Guitar - Playboy Fuller
- Dealing With The Devil - Eddie Burns
- No Shoes - Eddie Kirkland
- Ramblin' Around Blues - Sam Kelly
- Goin' Down To The River Blues - L.C. Green
- Sanafee (Not Welcome Anymore) - Baby Boy Warren
- Natural Man Blues - Johnny Howard
- Bus Driver - John Brim [Fortune unissued]
- Hello Stranger - Baby Boy Warren
- Good Rockin' Mama - Henry Smith
- Dark Night Blues - Johnny Howard
- Lonesome Blues - Henry Smith
- Chicken - Baby Boy Warren
- I Need A $100.00 - One String Sam
- Washboard Blues (Part 1) - Washboard Willie

- Rock House - Calvin Frazier
- My Baby Ooo - One String Sam

CD 3:
- Thirty-Five-Thirty - Paul Williams
- We're Gonna Rock - Wild Bill Moore
- T.J. Boogie - T.J. Fowler
- The Hucklebuck - Paul Williams
- Red Hot Blues - T.J. Fowler
- Little Tillie Willie - Detroit Count
- Looky Ploot - Emmit Slay
- Burnt Toast - Wild Bill Moore
- It Ain't Right - Kitty Stevenson
- Beulah - Emmit Slay
- I Want To Rock - Little Miss Sharecropper
- The Rainy Day Blues - Sonny Wilson
- I Feel So Good - Maurice King & His Wolverines
- That's The Best I Can Do For You Blues - The Kool Kats
- I Want A Lavender Cadillac - Maurice King & His Wolverines

- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To - Calvin Frazier
- Say Baby Say - T.J. Fowler
- She Fool Me - Harvey Hill

- Little Baby Child - Calvin Frazier
- Remember - Alberta Adams
- J.B. Boogie - Joe Weaver & His Blue Notes
- I Do Like I Please - John Lee Hooker
- No One Monkey Goin' To Run My Show - Gip (Sandman) Roberts
- Five Long Years - Lena Hall
- No More Doggin' - John Lee Hooker


3 CD set

Fantastic Voyage FVTD070
417/2016Down Home Blues Detroit

CD 1:
- Miss Lorraine - John Lee Hooker
- Talkin' Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Come Back Sugar Mama - L.C. Green
- Little Machine - L.C. Green
- Papa's Boogie - Eddie Burns
- My Special Friend Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Nervy Woman Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Making A Fool Out Of Me - Eddie Burns
- Squeeze Me Baby - Eddie Burns
- Democrat Blues (Democrat Man) - Bobo Jenkins
- Bad Luck And Trouble - Bobo Jenkins

- Lillie Mae (version 1) - Calvin Frazier
- Rockhouse - Calvin Frazier
- Bus Driver - John Brim
- When The Sun Is Shining - L.C. Green
- Hold Me In Your Arms - L.C. Green
- Rockin' Chair Boogie - Clarence Posey
- Nelly Mae - Detroit Slim
- Lonesome Cabin Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Don't Want No Skinny Woman - Baby Boy Warren
- Gangster Blues - Eddie Burns
- Grievin' Blues - Eddie Burns
- Ramblin' Around Blues - Sam Kelly
- Now I'll Have To Sing The Blues - Martee Bradley
- Winter Time Is Comin' - Martee Bradley
- Taxi Driver Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Bad Lover Blues - Baby Boy Warren


CD 2:
- Graveyard Blues - John Lee Hooker
- I Love To Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Little School Girl - L.C. Green
- Remember Way Back - L.C. Green
- Superstition - Eddie Burns
- Biscuit Baking Woman - Eddie Burns
- Forgive Me Darling - Baby Boy Warren
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey - Baby Boy Warren
- She Fool Me - Harvey Hill Jr.
- Boogie Woogie Woman - Harvey Hill Jr.

- Lilly Mae (version 2) - Calvin Frazier
- Dog Me Blues - Henry Smith
- Baby Don't You Want To Go - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero - Bobo Jenkins
- I Got Lucky - Baby Boy Warren
- Let's Renew Our Love - Baby Boy Warren
- Papa Doo - James Walton
- Loving You Baby - Earl Chatman
- Parrot Lounge - Detroit Count
- Detroit Boogie - Detroit Count
- Seasick And Waterbound - Bobo Jenkins
- Pitch A Boogie Woogie - Big Jack Reynolds

- Lilly Mae (version 3) - Calvin Frazier
- Mattie Mae - Baby Boy Warren
- Santa Fe - Baby Boy Warren
- Hastings Street After Hours - Little Sonny
- Love You Pretty Baby - Little Sonny
- Have Mercy On Me - John Lee Hooker


CD 3:
- Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me - Baby Boy Warren
- Stop Breaking Down - Baby Boy Warren
- Love Shock - Little Sonny
- I'll Love You Baby Until The Day I Die - Little Sonny
- I'll Move You Baby - Eddie Kirkland
- Mercy Mercy - Eddie Kirkland
- Miss Sadie Mae - John Lee Hooker
- 609 Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Cat Squirrel - Doctor Ross
- The Sunnyland - Doctor Ross
- Nothing But Love - Bobo Jenkins
- Tell Me Who - Bobo Jenkins
- Orange Driver - Eddie Burns
- Hard Hearted Woman - Eddie Burns
- I Gotta Find My Baby - Little Sonny
- Hear My Woman Calling - Little Sonny
- Chuck-A-Luck (or Chicken) - Baby Boy Warren
- Baby Boy Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Done Somebody Wrong - Eddie Kirkland
- I Need You Baby - Eddie Kirkland
- She's My Baby - Bob Kelly
- The Thing To Do - Eddie Burns
- I Hear My Woman Callin' (alt tk) - Little Sonny
- Industrial Boogie - Doctor Ross
- Thirty Two Twenty- Doctor Ross
- Baby Don't You Want Me To Go (alt tk) - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero (alt) - Bobo Jenkins


3 CD set; 48 page
book by Mike Rowe



Wienerworld WNRCD5095


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. 273-274 & 722-723
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 208
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 156
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 358-359
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 182-183
- http://www.jazzdocumentation.ch/buckner/discography/buckner1.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Flyright FLY LP 542

thanks to "blues4sale" & Gerrit Robs (both of them), Flemming Nielsen, Alan Balfour, Ron Weinstock, Hank Moore and T. DeWayne Moore for additional info / scans

 

C A L V I N   F R A Z I E R's headstone at United Memorial Gardens in Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan; source: http://www.detroitbluessociety.org/memorials.htm
Calvin Frazier's headstone at United Memorial Gardens
in Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
(erected in 2009 by Detroit Blues Society's "Memorial Headstone Project")
source: http://www.detroitbluessociety.org/memorials.htm

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