H A M M I E   N I X O N; source: Front cover of High Water LP 1003 (1984)
source: Front cover of High Water LP 1003 (1984)
photographer: Art Grider
Hammie
Nixon
H A M M I E   N I X O N; source: Front cover of Rhythm & Blues Panorama #23 (2-1963); photographer: Georges Adins
source: Front cover of Rhythm & Blues Panorama #23 (2-1963)
photographer: Georges Adins (1962)
né Hammie Davis, a/k/a Hammie Nickerson
b. January 22, 1908 in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee
d. August 17, 1984 on Jackson-Madison Highway in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee

buried at Rosenwald Cemetery, Brownsville, Tennessee
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

Hammie Nixon 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
11934BROWNSVILLE SON BONDS

- All Night Long (C-9396--)
- She Walks Like My Woman (C-9397--)

rec. September 6, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Son Bonds, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca

Decca 7022
21934BROWNSVIVLLE [sic] "SON" BONDS

- Weary Worried Blues (C-9403-A)   @ youtube
- Back and Side Blues (C-9404-A)

rec. September 6, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Son Bonds, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca



Champion 50064
31934BROTHER SON BONDS

- Give Me That Old Time Religion (C-9414- )   @ youtube
- In My Father's House (C-9415- ) #   @ youtube

rec. September 8, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Son Bonds, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, jug, # voc



Decca 7024
41934BROTHER SON BONDS

- I Want To Live So God Can Use Me (C-9412-B)   @ youtube
- Ain't That News? (C-9413- )   @ youtube

rec. September 8, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Son Bonds, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, voc, jug



Decca 7039
51934HAMMIE AND SON

- Trouble Trouble Blues (C-9444- )
- Tennessee Worried Blues (C-9445-)

rec. September 11, 1934 in Chicago, IL; Son Bonds, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca



Decca 7040
61935Sleepy John Estes

- Down South Blues (90094-A) #
- Stop That Thing (90095-A)

rec. Chicago, July 9, 1935; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, # sp

Champion 50001




= Decca 7325

71935Sleepy John Estes

- Someday Baby Blues (90096-A)
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Blues (90097-A)

rec. Chicago, July 9, 1935; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca
Champion 50068




= Decca 7279

81935Sleepy John Estes

- Married Woman Blues (90175-A)   @ youtube
- Drop Down Mama (90176-A)   @ youtube

rec. July 17, 1935 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca



Champion 50048

= Decca 7289




= Brunswick (E) 03562




= Decca (E) 03562

91937Sleepy John Estes

- I Wanta Tear It All The Time (62462-A) #
- Vernita Blues (62463-A)

rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g; # Lee Brown, kazoo



Decca 7342
101937LEE GREEN (Pork Chops)

- The Way I Feel (62486-A)
- You May Be Beautiful But You Got To Die (62483-A or -B) #

rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Lee Green, voc, p; # poss. Sleepy John Estes or Charlie Pickett, g; # poss. Hammie Nixon, jug

Decca 7346
111937Sleepy John Estes

- Airplane Blues (62482)
- Hobo Jungle Blues (62481-A)

rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g

Decca 7354
121937Sleepy John Estes

- Jack And Jill Blues (62479-A) *
- Need More Blues (62466-A) #

# rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g
* rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g



Decca 7365
131937LEE GREEN (Pork Chops)

- (Good Morning Susie) I'm Gonna Beat Your Bread (62484-A) #   @ youtube
- Sealskin Black Woman (62472-A) *

# rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Lee Green, voc, p; poss. Sleepy John Estes or Charlie Pickett, g; poss. Hammie Nixon, jug

* rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Lee Green, voc, p



Decca 7368
141937Sleepy John Estes

- Government Money (62461-A)
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More (62464-A) #

rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g; # Lee Brown, kazoo



Decca 7414
 1937Lee Green (Pork Chops)

- Whip It Up And Down (62485-A) #   @ Spotify
- Country Gal Blues (62471-A or -B) *   @ Spotify

# rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Lee Green, voc, p; poss. Sleepy John Estes or Charlie Pickett, g; poss. Hammie Nixon, jug [jug not audible despite the label description!]

* rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Lee Green, voc, p

Decca 7437
151937Sleepy John Estes

- Poor Man's Friend (T Model) (62480-A) *
- Floating Bridge (62465-A) #

# rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g
* rec. August 3, 1937 in New York City; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Charlie Pickett, g



Decca 7442
161937Charlie Pickett

- Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal (62467-A)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Trembling Blues (62468-A) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 2, 1937 in New York City; Charlie Pickett, voc, g; Lee Brown, p; # prob. Hammie Nixon, hca

Decca 7762
  John Estes

- Harlem Bound # *
- Stone Blind #

rec. Chicago 1948; John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; unk washtub b

Ora-Nelle unissued

# Barrelhouse BH-004
and P-Vine PLP-6714 (Jp)

* St. George STG 1001


LP / CD compilations
1781962The Legend of Sleepy John Estes

- Rats In My Kitchen § []
- Someday Baby #
- Stop That Thing $ []
- Diving Duck Blues $ []
- Death Valley Blues # []
- Married Woman Blues * []

- Down South Blues # []
- Who's Been Telling You, Buddy Brown § []
- Drop Down Mama * []
- You Got To Go * []
- Milk Cow Blues #
- I'd Been Well Warned * []

# rec. March 24, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; [] Ed Wilkenson, b
* rec. June 3, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; [] Ed Wilkenson, b
$ rec. June 4, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; John 'Knocky' Parker, p; [] Ed Wilkenson, b
notes by Bob Koester
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Delmar DL-603

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Delmark DL-603 (mono)
Delmark DS-603 (stereo)

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= Trio PA-6212 (Jp 1973)
= Trio PA-6212 (Jp 1980)

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= P-Vine PLP-377 (Jp 1988)

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= Delmark CD DE-603

181962?
1966?
Sleepy John's Got The Blues

- Rats In My Kitchen
- Who's Been Telling You, Buddy Brown

- Diving Duck Blues
- Stop That Thing

rec. June 4, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; John 'Knocky' Parker, p; Ed Wilkenson, b
7 inch 45 rpm EP
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Delmark djb 3
19196?The Original Sleepy John Estes with His "Jug Buddy" Hammie Nix & "Father Jazz" Booker T. Washington

- Some Day Baby (A)
- Sleepy John's Blues (B)

rec. c. 1964 in Chicago, IL; (John Estes, voc, g); Hammie Nixon, hca; Booker T. Washington, dr
(The above are actually pre-war masters of a 1938 Decca coupling of "New Someday Baby" / "Brownsville Blues" with Nixon and Washington added, probably in late 1964)

Ebony 1020
20196?Jimmy Oden / Sleepy John Estes with Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers

Jimmy Oden with Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers
- Going Down Slow (A)

Sleepy John Estes with Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers
- Some Day Baby (B) #

# rec. c. 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Booker T. Washington, dr

Ebony 1000
211964The 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 Blues
Big Maceo with Tampa Red
- Maceo's 32 - 20


compiled and edited by Samuel Charters







RBF 9

RBF discography

221964Yank Rachell And His Tennessee Jug Busters: Mandolin Blues

Delmark DS/DL 606 track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Up And Down The Line *
- Shout Baby Shout
- Bye Bye Baby *
- Stop Knockin On My Door *

- Move Your Hand * #
- Doorbell Blues *
- Lonesome Blues
- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Get Your Morning Exercise *

77 LA12/23 track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Shout Baby Shout
- Lonesome Blues
- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Up And Down The Line *

- Bye Bye Baby *
- Stop Knockin On My Door *
- Move Your Hand * #
- Doorbell Blues *
- Get Your Morning Exercise *

CD track sequence:
- Texas Tony
- Girl Of My Dreams
- Do The Boogie Mama (take 3)
- Starvation In My Kitchen

- I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning
- Lonesome Blues
- Shout Baby Shout
- Rocky Mountain Blues
- Do The Boogie Mama (take 2)

- Stop Knocking On My Door *
- Doorbell Blues *
- Move Your Hand *
- Get Your Morning Exercise *
- When My Baby Comes Back Home *
- Up And Down The Line *
- Bye Bye Baby *

red = previously unissued

rec. March 6 & 31, 1963 in private homes in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Hammie Nixon, jug, hca; Sleepy John Estes, g; * Big Joe Williams, 9-str g, # voc; * Mike Bloomfield, g; album production and supervision: Robert G. Koester; cover design by Peter J. Welding

notes by Bob Koester
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= Delmark DL-606 (US mono)

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77 Records LA 12/23

notes by Bob Koester
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= Delmark DS-606 (stereo)

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= Goody GY 10010 (D 198?)
"Super Black Blues Vol. 5"

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= Delmark CD DD-608 (1995)

231964Sleepy John Estes: Broke And Hungry
The Tennessee Jug Busters

- Broke And Hungry # []
- Black Mattie #
- 3:00 Morning Blues # []
- Beale Street Sugar # []
- Olie Blues #

- So Glad I'm Livin'
- Freedom Loan # []
- The Girl I Love #
- Electric Chair #
- Sleepy John's Twist #

CD DD 608 bonus tracks:
- Everybody Oughta Change # []
- Al Rawls #

rec. March 3, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; # Yank Rachell, mand; # Hammie Nixon, hca; [] Mike Bloomfield, g
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77 LA 12-27 (UK 1964)

notes by Bob Koester
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= Delmar(k) DE-608 (US)

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= Delmark DL-608

= Delmark DS-9608 (stereo)
later Delmark DS-608

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= Trio PA-3048 (Jp 1974)

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= Trio PA-6207 (Jp 1978)

notes by Bob Koester
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click to read notes !
= Goody GY 10008 (D 198?)
"Super Black Blues Vol. 3"

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= Delmark CD DD-608
(1995)

241964





(labels & back cover of 2nd and 3rd pressing)(3rd pressing)

Sleepy John Estes: Portraits In Blues Vol. 10

- Needmore Blues #
- Who's Been Tellin' You *
- Airplane Blues #
- Vernita *
- Denmark Blues #
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy * []

- You Stayed Away Too Long *
- Drop Down Mama *
- The Woman I Love, She Got Long Black Curley Hair *
- You Oughtn't Do That * []
- Easin' Back To Tennessee #

# rec. October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
* rec. October 24, 1964 in London, UK; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, [] jug

Sleepy John Estes discography

notes by Paul Oliver

Storyville SLP 172
(Dk 1964) (1st pressing)


Storyville SLP 172
(Dk 196?) (2nd pressing)

notes by Paul Oliver





= Storyville 671172
(Germany 1968)

Storyville discography

Delmark DL-611

25196?American Folk Blues Festival '64

Sonnyboy Williamson
- I'm Trying To Make London My Home
- Dissatisfied
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- Ain't It A Pity
- Baby Please Don't Go


Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy #
John Henry Barbee
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
Hubert Sumlin / Sunnyland Slim
- No Title Boogie
Sugar Pie Desanto
- Slip In Mules
Howlin' Wolf
- Dust My Broom


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca

 

insert notes of Fontana 681 522 TL [in German !]

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notes by Georges Adins,
Joachim E. Behrend,
Jacques Demêtre
Bob Koester, Horst
Lippmann, Paul Oliver
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Fontana 681 522 TL (mono)
= Fontana 885 411 MY (stereo)


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= Fontana TL 5225

[not = Amiga 850043 !!!]


= Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7385 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 63-64

notes by Willy Leiser
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L + R 42.024 (1981)

= LR CD-2024
L + R discography

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= disc 4 of Evidence 5 CD set
ECD 26200

261965The Blues at Newport 1964 Part 1

Fred McDowell
- Lord I'm Going Down South
- Highway 61
- If The River Was Whiskey

Sleepy John Estes
- Sleepy John's Twist #
- Mailman Blues #
- Drop Down Mama #
- Clean Up At Home #

Doc Reese
- Old Hannah
- Hey Rattler
- Oh My Lord
Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
- On My Way From Texas
- Midnight Boogie


# rec. July 25, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug; Yank Rachell, mand
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Vanguard VRS 9180 (mono)
= VSD 79180 (stereo)

= King SR-187 (Jp 1968)

271965Newport Folk Festival 1964
Evening Concerts Vol. 1


Pete Seeger
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep
- Never Wed an Old Man

Sleepy John Estes (with Hammy Nixon and Yank Rachell)
- Corinna
Buffy Sainte-Marie
- Melora
- Cod'ine
Jose Feliciano
- La Bamba
- El Pastor
- I'm Satisfied With My Babe

Rodriguez Brothers
- Yo Soy Negro
Phil Ochs
- The Power and the Glory
- Draft Dodger Rag
Frank Proffitt
- Tom Dooley
- Moonshine Still
Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band
- I'm a Woman
- Sadie Green
- My Gal


rec. live at the Newport Folk Festival July 23-26, 1964
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Vanguard VRS-9184 (mono)
VSD-79184 (stereo)

click to read notes !
= Fontana TFL 6050 (UK)

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= King/Vanguard SH-225
(Jp)

281965Sleepy John Estes in Europe

- Needmore Blues #
- Who's Been Tellin' You *
- Airplane Blues #
- Vernita *
- Denmark Blues #

- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy * []
- I Stayed Away Too Long *
- Drop Down Mama *
- The Woman I Love She Got Long Black Curly Hair *
- You Oughtn't Do That * []
- Easin' Back To Tennessee #

CD bonus tracks:
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy (alt. tk.) * []
- Blues For JFK *

# rec. October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
* rec. October 24, 1964 in London; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, [] jug
notes by Bob Koester

Delmark DL-611 (mono)


Delmark DS-9611 (stereo)


= Delmark DS-611


Delmark CD DD-611

291965Sleepy John Estes'
Brownsville Blues


Institutions
- The Girl I Love #
- City Hall Blues *
- Government Money //
- Working Man Blues #
- Mailman Blues #
- Mary Come On Home #

People
- Pat Mann *
- Vassie Williams #
- Young Lawyer $
- Al Rawls #
- Lawyer Clark #
- Martha Hardin $

CD bonus tracks:
- 38 Pistol #
- Time Is Drawing Near #
- God Can Use Me #
- I'd Been Well Warned #
- Drop Down Mamma #
- Rats In My Kitchen #

# rec. March 24, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
* rec. June 3, 1962 in Saukville, WS; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Ed Wilkenson, b
$ rec. October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g
// rec. February 27, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand; Ransom Knowling, b
notes by Bob Koester
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Delmark DS-613

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= Delmark CD DD-613

301967John Henry Barbee & Sleepy John Estes: Blues Live

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- I'd Been Well Warned
- Stop That Thing #
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Bottle Up And Go #
- Mountain Cat Blues

John Henry Barbee
- Hey Woman
- Backwater Blues
- Boll Weevil
- Somebody Done Change The Lock On My Door
- That's All Right

CD bonus tracks:
- Tell Me Baby
- John Henry
- Dust My Broom


Estes tracks rec. live October 8, 1964 in Copenhagen; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, # jug
Barbee tracks rec. live October 8, 1964 at the Folk Club of Denmark in Copenhagen; John Henry Barbee, voc, g
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 4074

Storyville discography


Storyville STCD 8051 (2000)

311969Up The Country !
Blues People

Robert Pete Williams
- Don't the Moon Look Lonesome

Yank Rachell
- Yellow Jam Blues *
Sippie Wallace
- Up The Country

Sleepy John Estes
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy #
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Back Door Friend
Roosevelt Sykes
- Boot That Thing

Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time
Sippie Wallce
- Women Be Wise
Magic Sam Blues Band
- Feeling Good
Joe Turner
- Chains Of Love
Joe Turner with Otis Rush's Blues Band
- Well Oh Well


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany (American Folk Blues Festival '64); Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca
* rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Sleepy John Estes, g



Scout Sc-3

Scout discography

321974Chicago Blues

Barrelhouse BH-004 track sequence
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 1 #
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 2
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 1 #
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 2
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 1 *
- Money Takin Woman, take 2
Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues *

Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
- Little Store Blues, take 2
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
- Thinkin' Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind
Johnny Temple
- Olds "98" Blues


St. George STG-1001 track sequence
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 1 #
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 1 #
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 1 *
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
Johnny Temple
- Olds 98 Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Stone Blind

Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues *
Boll Weevil
- Thinkin' Blues
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman, take 2
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues, take 2
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues, take 1
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her, take 2

Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound

rec. 1947/48 in Bernard and Red Abrams' Maxwell Street record shop for the Ora Nelle label
# previously issued as Ora Nelle 711 (= Chance 1116)
* previously issued as Ora Nelle 712

all other tracks previously unissued



Barrelhouse BH-004


= St. George STG-1001 (1983)
"Chicago Boogie 1947"
improved sound


= P-Vine PLP-6714 (1998)

Barrelhouse discography

St. George discography

331974


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Blues Oggi

Booker T. Washington White - I'm Getting Ready   @ youtube
Dewey Corley - I Feel So Bad   @ youtube
Laura Dukes - Laura's Blues   @ youtube
Mose Vinson - Vicksburg Blues   @ youtube

Hammie Nixon - I Told You Baby Long Time Ago #   @ youtube
Dewey Corley - Yes, My Baby's Just Like A Dresser   @youtube
Sleepy John Estes - Corrina, Corrina *   @ youtube

Laura Dukes - Got To Get Myself Somebody To Love   @ youtube
Sleepy John Estes - I Got A Pretty Little Flower   @ youtube
John "Piano Red" Williams - Baby I Need Your Love So Bad   @ youtube

Sleepy John Estes - I'll Be Glad When You Dead (You Rascal You) §   @ youtube
John "Piano Red" Williams - Red Boogie   @ youtube
Booker T. Washington White - Brownsville, Tennessee   @ youtube


# rec. December, 20, 23 or 31, 1972 at John Estes' house in Brownsville, TN; Hammie Nixon, voc, hca; Sleepy John Estes, g
* rec. December 23, 1972 in Brownsville, TN; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, voc, kazoo
§ rec. December 1972 poss. in Brownsville, TN; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, voc, kazoo
ed. by Franco Coggiola; photos by Gianni Marcucci
notes (24 pages booklet)
by Gianni Marcucci
and Lucio Maniscalchi
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I Dischi Del Sole DS
526/28 (Italy 1974)


= Ala Bianca CD
128553718 (Italy 1996)
341975The Harmonica Blues of Sonny Terry, Doctor Ross, Hammie Nixon, Sonny Boy Williamson

Sonny Terry, Copenhagen, 1971
- The Sweetest Girl I Know
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Copenhagen, 1971
- Blues With A Whoop
- I Woke Up With The Blues
Doctor Ross, no date, London
- Mother Before This Time Another Year
- Going Down Slow


Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes, Copenhagen, 1964
- I'm Going Home
- Minnie's Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson with Matt Murphy, Copenhagen, 1963
- Down And Out (take 1)
- Down And Out (take 2)
Sonny Boy Williamson with Matt Murphy & Memphis Slim, Copenhagen, 1963
- Early One Morning



Storyville SLP 4008


= Storyville ST 21021

Storyville discography

351975The Blues Box - Country Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Baby Doo
- The Death Of Walter Barnes
Scrapper Blackwell
- Motherless Boy Blues
Dot Rice & Frankie Black
- Texas Stomp

Son Bonds
- Trouble Trouble Blues
Walter Coleman
- I'm Going To Cincinnati
- Smack That Thing
Blind Teddy Darby
- The Girl I Left Behind

Bumble Bee Slim
- Bleeding Heart Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- I Ain't No Iceman
- Railroad Blues
Big Boy Teddy Edwards
- W-P-A Blues
- Louisiana
Blind Boy Fuller
- Stingy Mama
- Working Man Blues
Gene Gilmore
- Natchez Fire

Black Ace
Bill Gaither
Jimmie Gordon
Lee Green
Harlem Hamfats
Honey Hill
Frank James
Lonnie Johnson
Mary Johnson
Charlie McCoy
Kansas Joe McCoy
Robert Lee McCoy
Charlie McFadden
Barrel House Buck McFarland
Arthur McKay
Blind Willie McTell

Alice Moore
- Telephone Blues
Shorty Bob Parker
Charlie Pickett
Red Nelson
Sloke and Ike
Johnnie Strauss
Roosevelt Sykes
Johnny Temple
Curley Weaver
Peetie Wheatstraw
Georgia White
Oscar Woods



coll. by Robert "Bob" Hertwig (TELDEC product manager)
4 LP set
liner notes (in German and
English) by Robert Hertwig



MCA Coral 6.30106 (G)
= 6.30106 FK
= RCOX 7526/1-4

= MCA Coral 82.024 (G)

(=) Bob CD 203 (2006)

361976Gospel Music Vol. 1 (1926-1940)

- God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From The Tares - Blind Joe Taggart
- When I Stand Before The King - Blind Joe Taggart & Bertha Taggart
- The Gospel Train Is Coming - Edward W. Clayburn
- You Enemy Cannot Harm You - Edward W. Clayburn
- I Got Religion, I'm So Glad - Blind Willie McTell & Kate McTell> [Decca unissued]

- Ain't That News? - Son Bonds & Hammie Nixon
- Give Me That Old Time Religion - Son Bonds

- Downfall Of Nebuchadnezzar - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- When The Evening Sun Goes Down - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- Amaging Grace - Rev. J.C. Burnett
- If I Have To Run - Charles Beck
- Death Train Is Coming - Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Jesus Is Making Up My Dying Bed - Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Pure Religion - Norfolk Jubilee Quartet



MCA 3530 (Jp)
371976Hammie Nixon
Tennessee Blues Vol. 3

- You're So Fine
- Nix's Boogie
- Sweet Old Kokomo
- My Babe
- But Someday Baby
- Yeller Yams
- Yeller Yams (n. 2)

- You Know I Don't Want No Woman
- Somebody Done Changed That Little Lock On My Door
- Sweet Old Kokomo (n. 2)
- Sugar Mama
- So Long
- She Keeps Me Worried And Bothered All The Time
- Holy Spirit Don't Leave Me

On-the-field-recordings by Lucio Maniscalchi & Gianni Marcucci
notes by Diego Carpitella



Albatros VPA 8277
= Albatros VC 0757 (cass)




reissued (along with
VPA 8285)
by Dom disques Fr 1997
as Albatros CD DAF 102
"Tennessee Blues Vol. 2"

381977Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon with Yuka Dan: Blues Is A-Live

- Mary, Come On Home *
- Rats In My Kitchen *
- Potato Digging Man // *
- Fox Chase *
- Sleepy John's Twist # § *

- Careless Love # *
- I've Been Well Warned #
- 80 Highway #
- Going To Brownsville # *
- Jesus On The Mainline # // *

rec. December 16, 1976 live at Nippon Seinenkan Hall, Tokyo, Japan & December 24, 1976 live at Circus, Tokyo, Japan; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, // voc, § jug; # with Yuka Dan (Japanese Acoustic Blues Band): Hidekatsu Kimura, Kantarou Uchida, g; Kenji Hanaoka, b; Kazuo Shimada, dr; prod. by Steve Tomaskofsky











Trio 3A-2025 (Jp)


= TDK TDCD 1073 (Jp)




= Trio SWAX-107 (Jp 1999)
"Showboat" "Art Union"

Trio discography

* Delmark 835

39197?The Blues of Sleepy John Estes, Vol. 1 1934-37

- Stop That Thing
- Down South Blues
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown Eyes [sic]
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- I Want To Tear It All The Time

- Vernita Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues

rec. Chicago 1934 & 1937; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca; Son Bonds, g; Charlie Pickett, g, kazoo
notes by Bill Haesler





Swaggie 1219 (Australia)
40197?The Blues of Sleepy John Estes, Vol. 2

- Easin' Back To Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean It Up At Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change

- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come On Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It
- I Don't Feel Welcome Here
- Liquor Store Blues

notes by Bill Haesler





Swaggie 1220 (Australia)
411979


Way Back Yonder ...
Original Country Blues Volume 1
Memphis & Brownsville, Tennessee (1976-1978)

Charley Sangster
- The Dirty Dozen (2:07)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Peach Tree Blues (2:11)   @ Spotify

Hammie Nixon
- Viola Lee Blues (2:55)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Walter Cooper
- Baby Please Don't Go (2:26)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Hammie Nixon
- Ida Mae (4:21)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Lum Guffin
- Roll And Tumble Blues (4:36)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Casey Jones (3:06)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Willie Borum
- 61 Highway (2:44)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
John (Memphis Piano Red) Williams
- Cow Cow Blues (2:45)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- How Long Blues (4:16)   @ youtube     @ Spotify


originally unissued track from same session:
John (Memphis Piano Red) Williams
- William's Boogie (3:29)   @ youtube     @ Spotify


Willie Borum discographyLum Guffin discography

notes by Gianni Marcucci

Albatros VPA 5458
(It 1979)






(=) Albatros ALB 13
"Way Back Yonder...
Original Country Blues
Volumes 1, 2 & 3"

(It 1979)

Albatros discography

41a1980Delta Blues Festival '79

Napoleon Strickland Fife and Drum Band (Jesse Mae Hemphill, Abe Young)
- Shimmy Shawhaha
Boyd Rivers
- Grow Sick And Die @ youtube.com
Clyde Maxwell
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- Tell Me Mama

Harmonica Medley:
Napoleon Strickland
- Fox Chase
- Let's Boogie

Hammie Nixon
- Rock Me Mama
- Mule To Ride
Sam Chatmon & Eugene Powell
- How Long

Johnny Shines
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Sam Myers
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Sylvia Embry
- Goin' To New York
Betty Fikes & Johnny Shines Band
- Rock Me Baby
Lefty Dizz
- You Might Have Made Your Move Too Soon


rec. September 8, 1979 in Freedom Village (outside Greenville), Mississippi, by Worth Long in cooperation with Mississippi Action for Community Education (MACE)







Delta Blues DBF 79
41aa1980Mississippi Delta Blues

Boyd Rivers   @ youtube
- You Got To Take Sick And Die One Of These Days
- When I Cross Over
Clyde Maxwell   @ youtube
- I Left Alabama

Hammie Nixon [& Napoleon Strickland]   @ youtube
- I'm A Tatta [actually "(Po)Tato"] Digging Man [Nixon]
- Fox Hound [Strickland]
- Sent My Baby A Brand New Twenty Dollar Bill [Nixon]
- Let's Boogie [Strickland]
- Rock Me Baby [Nixon]
Big Joe Williams   @ youtube
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Don't You Wish Your Woman Was Tailored Made Like Mine [actually "Tailor Made"]
- Came Home This Morning
Sam Chatmon & Eugene Powell   @ youtube
- We Going Round The Mountain
- How Long That Evening Train Been Gone
Johnny Shines   @ youtube
- You Got To Pay The Cost
- I Walked All The Way From East St. Louis Today
Betty Fikes   @ youtube
- Rock Me Baby, Rock Me All Night Long
Johnny Shines with Robert Lockwood Jr.   @ youtube
- They Call Me Little Wolf
Sylvia Embry   @ youtube
- I'm Going To New York, Even If I Have To Walk
Lefty Dizz
- Make Your Move Too Soon


filmed September 8, 1979 live at the 1st [*not* 2nd (1980), as the VHS' notes claim!] Mississippi Delta Blues Festival at Freedom Village (outside Greenville), Mississippi; hosted by Willie Dixon; VHS 60 min, colour, mono



Kay Jazz KJ 081
(UK 1980)

41b1980

 
 
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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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= Bellaphon CDLR 711921
(Germany 2008)

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

L+R discography

41c1981Living Country Blues USA Vol. 4
Tennessee Blues


Hammie Nixon & Walter Cooper
- Someday Baby
Lottie Murrell
- I Got A Gal Cross The Bottom

Hammie Nixon
- Louise Blues
Memphis Piano Red
- Cow Cow Blues
- Goin' To Chicago
Charlie Sangster
- She's Taylor [sic] Made
Memphis Piano Red
- Mr. Freddy

Memphis Piano Red
- Hangover

Hammie Nixon
- Viola Lee Blues
Memphis Piano Red
- Good Patuni
Lottie Murrell
- Rollin' And Tumblin'

Charlie Sangster & Hammie Nixon
- Moanin' The Blues
Memphis Piano Red
- Mother-In-Law Blues

Hammie Nixon & Walter Cooper
- Soon One Mornin'

rec. by Siegfried Christmann and Axel Küstner

= on Evidence 3 CD set (1999)

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

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= L+R LRCD 712829 (2008)

L+R discography

421982Sleepy John Estes 1935-37

- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Vernita Blues
- Need More Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend
- Everybody Ought To Make A Change
- Fire Department Blues
- New Someday Baby
- Mail Man Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Jail House Blues
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)

with Hammie Nixon and Robert Lee McCoy

MCA 1339
431982Leothus "Lee" Green: Blues and Barrelhouse Piano   1929 - 1937

- Pork Chomp Stomp
- Washboard Rub
- Number Forty-Four Blues (C-4097)
- Railroad Blues
- Dud-Low Joe
- All My Money Gone Blues
- Memphis Fives (C-5178)
- Better Bring It Right Away
- Train Number 44

- Maltese Cat Blues
- Doctorin' Fool Blues
- Southern Blues
- Memphis Fives (C-9342-A)
- 44 Blues (C-9343-A)
- Sealskin Black Woman

- You May Be Beautiful But You Got To Die
- (Good Morning Susie) I'm Gonna Beat Your Bread
- The Way I Feel




Earl Archives Blues
Documents BD-609
(Austria)
44198?Sleepy John Estes recorded live
featuring James 'Yank' Rachel [sic] and Hammie Nixon 1966 / 1974

- Blues For Johnny *
- Mailman Blues *
- Three Little Flowers * §
- You Shouldn't Say That *
- You Don't Mean Me No Good * §
- I've Been Well-Warned *
- Divin' Duck Blues *
- Clean Up At Home *


- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead #
- Rats In My Kitchen # []
- Sleepy John's Twist #
- Diving Duck Blues #
- Stop That Thing #
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time #
- Corinne, Corinna #
- Holy Spirit Don't Leave Me #


* rec. October 1966 in Hinterbruhl; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand., § voc

# rec. 1974; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, [] Sam Chatmon

Wolf 120.913
451988Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon / Sonny Boy Nelson: Southern Blues

Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon *@ youtube (side A)
- You Rascal You **/***
- I Ain't Gonna Sell It
- Someday Baby You Ain't Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
- The Death Of President Kennedy
- Tear It Down (Tearing Little Daddy) **
- Mama Don't Allow Me To Stay Out All Night Long
- 80 Highway
- Mama Won't You Do That Thing **

Sonny Boy Nelson (Eugene Powell) #@ youtube (side B)
- "44" Blues
- Pony Blues
- Don't Cry Baby
- M&O Blues
- Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
- G Rag
- My Gal's Got A Heart Like A Rock Cast In The Sea
- I Just Keep On Working
- Blues On My Mind


* rec. 1974 live at El Mocombo, Toronto, Ca; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, ** kazoo, *** voc
# rec. 1985 in Greenville, MS; Sonny Boy Nelson, voc, g







Wolf 120.916
46198?Hammie Nixon

- It's A Good Place To Go (MSU-5)
- Bottle Up And Go (MSU-6) #


High Water 416

HMG CD 6509 (1998)

471984Hammie Nixon: Tappin' That Thing

High Water LP 1003 tracks:
- Kansas City Blues
- You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (Oh, Baby)
- Skinny Mama
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Sugar Mama Blues

- Tappin' That Thing
- The Judge He Pleaded (Viola Lee Blues)
- My Baby Left Town
- Brownsville Blues
- You're Gonna Look Like A Monkey When You Get Old
- Holy Spirit, Don't Leave Me

High Water / Hightone HMG CD 6509 tracks:
- It's A Good Place To Go [High Water 416]
- Bottle Up And Go [High Water 416]
- Kansas City Blues
- You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (Oh, Baby)
- Skinny Mama
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Tappin' That Thing
- The Judge He Pleaded (Viola Lee Blues)
- My Baby Left Town
- Brownsville Blues
- You're Gonna Look Like A Monkey When You Get Old
- Hammie's Windy Blues
- Corrina, Corrina
- Jesus On The Mainline
- Holy Spirit, Don't Leave Me

rec. at Harris Auditorium, The University Of Memphis (06/08/1982-01/13/1984); Old Chapel Hall, Free (06/08/1982-01/13/1984); University Of Memphis (06/08/1982-01/13/1984); Hammie Nixon, voc, g, hca, kazoo; David Evans, voc, g; John Hunninen, Richard Hite, g; prod. by Dr. David Evans
photos by Art Grider, Memphis State University Photo Services







High Water LP 1003


(=) High Water / Hightone
HMG CD 6509 (1998)

High Water discography

481987Them Dirty Blues
A Five Record Copulation Compilation

record 1:
- Bring On Home To Grandma - Mississippi Mud Mashers
- (Good Mornin' Susie) I'm Gonna Heat Your Bread - Lee Green
- Keep It To Yourself - Lonnie Johnson And Spencer Williams
- Worn Out Engine Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- She Done Sold It Out - Memphis Jug Band
- Big Leg Mama - Kokomo Arnold
- Daddy, You've Got Everything - Mary Dixon
- Take A Pro - Unidentified Armed Forces Radio Orchestra

- Yas Yas Yas No.1 - Jimmy Strange, The Yas Yas Man
- The Hottest Stuff In Town - Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Every Morning Blues - Walter Roland
- Ram Rod Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Ash Can Blues - Bob Clifford
- Caught Us Doing It - Hokum Boys
- Blue Bloomer Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Mister Mary Blues - Speedy Holmes


record 2:
- Wet It - Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
- I Want Some Of Your Pie - Blind Boy Fuller
- You Can't Sleep In My Bed - Mary Dixon
- Messin' Around - Bud Jackson's Swannee Serenaders
- The Coldest Stuff In Town - Whistling Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing - Holmes And Howard
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Empty Bed Blues, Part One - Bessie Smith

- Empty Bed Blues, Part Two - Bessie Smith
- Big Mama - Walter Roland
- Loose Like That - The Mississippi Sheiks
- Once Or Twice - Lonnie Johnson and Spencer Williams
- Shake It, Baby - Blind Boy Fuller
- I Can't Use That Thing - Connie Mcclean's Rhythm Boys
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Tricks Ain't Walkin' - Jimmy Rushing


record 3:
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing, No.2 - The Hokum Boys
- Shave 'em Dry - Papa Charlie Jackson
- Sissy Man - Pinewood Tom
- Sissy Blues - Ma Rainey with Her Georgia Band
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed - Monette Moore with Her Swing Shop Boys
- Rollin Mama Blues Ruby Glaze and Hot Shot Willie
- Windy City Blues - Ruth Ladson with The Three Shadows
- Stew Meat Blues - Lucille Bogan

- Toothache Blues - Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson
- Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage? - Maggie Jones with Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson
- Take Your Hand Off It - Lil Johnson
- I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted - Washboard Sam and His Washboard Band
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman - Sippie Wallace
- Gas Man Blues - Mae Glover
- Black Snake Blues - Victoria Spivey
- I Got What It Takes - Blanch Galloway with Her Joy Boys


record 4:
- The Candy Man - Rosetta Howard
- Tired As I Can Be - Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan)
- You've Got To Save That Thing - Ora Alexander
- Ants In My Pants - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Don't Tear My Clothes - The Chicago Black Swans
- My Ba (Squeeze Me Again) - Lil Johnson
- She Showed It All - Napoleon Fletcher
- Honey, You're So Good To Me - Lil Johnson

- You've Gotta Have That Thing - The Dallas Jug Band
- If You Don't Give Me What I Want - Lil Johnson
- Please Warm My Weiner - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Try And Get It - Bea Foote
- Grinding Mill - Johnny Temple
- If You See My Rooster - Memphis Minnie
- I Don't Want No Skinny Woman - Blind Boy Fuller
- Take It Easy, Greasy - Lil Johnson


record 5:
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) - Georgia White
- Southern Can Mama - Blind Willie and Partner
- Let Me Pat That Thing - The Hokum Boys
- My Handy Man - Ethel Waters
- Six Or Seven Times - The Chocolate Dandies
- The Duck's Yas-yas-yas - James "Stump" Johnson
- My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - Miss Edith Wilson
- I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woggie Now - Oscar's Chicago Swingers

- What's That Smells Like Fish? - Blind Boy Fuller
- How Do They Do It That Way? - Victoria Spivey
- Papa's Got Your Water On - The Memphis Jug Band
- Honey Dripper Blues - Hattie North (Edith North Johnson)
- All Around Man - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- (Easy Rider) I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone - Tampa Red and his Hokum Jug Band
- Uncle Ned, Don't Use Your Head - Lonnie Johnson
- I'm Wild About That Thing - Bessie Smith


5 LP box set



Jass Box One
491988DXCV1 Down Home Delta Experimental Projects Compilation Vol. 1: The Blues

- Baby Please (unknown)
- Roll Me Over Slow (Alex Teal, Chopping Wood)
- Old Hucklebuck (Johnny Woods, Lee Baker)
- I'm Black (Furry Lewis)
- Jes' Like A Monkey (Johnny Woods)

- Holy Spirit (Hammy Nixon, Sleepy John Estes, Bobby Ray Watson, Ry Cooder (mandolin), Lee Baker, James Luther Dickinson)
- Dozens (Thomas Pinkston)
- Ol' Man Mose (Johnny Woods, Verlina Woods, Bobby Ray Watson, Lee Baker, Jimmy Crosthwait, James Luther Dickinson)
- Same Man All The Time (Thomas Pinkston)
- Policy Talk (Thomas Pinkston)
- Blind Man In The Tear Gas (Sleepy John Estes, Ry Cooder, James Luther Dickinson)
- Not Now (Furry Lewis)
- Blue Moon (Johnny Woods)


rec. and comp. by James Luther Dickinson
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Fan Club FC 044

more info

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= Fan Club FC064cd

501988The Delta Boys 1934-1941 Complete Recordings in Chronological Order
Son Bonds with Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon

Brownsville Son Bonds
- All Night Long
- She Walks Like My Woman
- Weary Worried Blues
- Back And Side Blues
Brother Son Bonds
- I Want To Live So God Can Use Me
- Ain't That News ?
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
- I My Father's House
Hammie And Son
- Trouble Trouble Blues
- Tennessee Worried Blues

Son Bonds
- I'll Work Up To You Someday
- Old Bachelor Blues
The Delta Boys
- Don't You Want To Know
- You Shouldn't Do That
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Black Gal Swing
- Get Up And Go
- Every Time My Heart Beats
Son Bonds
- 80 Highway Blues
- A Hard Pill To Swallow

notes by Paul Oliver



Wolf WSE 129


(=) Wolf WBCD-003 (1991)
"Son Bonds & Charlie Pickett: Brownsville Blues"

511991Blues At Newport
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival 1959-64

Mississippi John Hurt
- Candy Man
- Coffee Blues
- Stagolee
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Long Gone
- Key To The Highway
Reverend Gary Davis
- Samson And Delilah
- I Won’t Be Back No More
Reverend Robert Wilkins
- The Prodigal Son
- (I Wish I Was In) Heaven Sitting Down
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman

Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachel & Hammy Nixon
- Clean Up At Home
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
- Bulldog Blues
Jesse Fuller
- I Double Double Do Love You
- San Francisco Bay Blues
John Hammond
- Me And The Devil
John Lee Hooker
- Sometimes You Make Me Feel So Bad
- Hobo Blues
Dave Van Ronk
- That Will Never Happen No More


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521994Memphis Blues Caravan, Vol. 1

Sam Chatmon
- Forgive Me Too
Big Sam Clark
- I Fell in Love With This Woman
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Pony Blues
Earl Bell
- Travelin' Blues

Sleepy John Estes / Hammie Nixon
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long
- Yellow Yam Blues
Bukka White
- Bed Springs Blues
Furry Lewis
- Mary Tell-Blues/Mother Story
Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Happy
Houston Stackhouse
- Crying Won't Help You
Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Biscuit Boys
- Me And The Devil Blues


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CD 7008
531994Lost Blues Tapes Vol. 1
American Folk Blues Festival 1963-65

- Della Mae - John Lee Hooker
- Hound Dog - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton
- Captain Captain - Muddy Waters
- I Got To Cut Out - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Blues Harp Shuffle - 'Big' Walter Horton
- Strong Brain Broad Mind - Willie Dixon
- Big Leg Woman - Willie Dixon
- You Got Me Runnin' - Sugar Pie Desanto
- South Side Jump - Buddy Guy
- If I Get Lucky - J. B. Lenoir
- Got A Letter This Morning - 'Mississippi' Fred McDowell
- Sail On - Roosevelt Sykes
- Memphis Boogie - Memphis Slim

- Your Best Friend's Gone - John Estes & Hammie Nixon #
- Farewell Baby - Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Della Mae - John Lee Hooker


# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, jug
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ACT CD 9204
53a1995Harmonica Blues
Mississippi, Memphis, Chicago 1927-1941


disc 1:
Robert Cooksey - Shortnin' Bread
Robert Cooksey - Blue Harmonica
De Ford Bailey - Muscle Shoals Blues
De Ford Bailey - Pan American Blues
Will Shade & Memphis Jug Band - Kansas City Blues
El Watson - Bay Rum Blues
Noah Lewis - Devil In The Woodpile
Noah Lewis - Ticket Agent Blues
Blues Birdhead - Moon Low Blues
Jed Davenport - Save Me Some
Jed Davenport Beale Street Breakdown
Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble
Jaybird Coleman - Blues no. 2
Alfred Lewis - Mississippi Swamp Moon

Hammie Nixon & Son Bonds - Wary Worried Blues
Hammie Nixon & Son Bonds - Trouble Trouble Blues
Will Shade & Minnie Wallace - Field Mouse Stomp

disc 2:
Harper & Smith - Insurance Policy Blues
George Clarke - Prisoner's Blues
Jazz Gillum: Just Like Jesse James - Sweet Sweet Woman
Big Walter Horton & Little Buddy Doyle - Lost Baby Blues
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson - Sugar Mama Blues no. 2
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson - Mattie Mae Blues
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson - She Don't Love Me That Way
Rhythm Willie & Pete Wheatstraw - You Can't Stop Me From Drinking
Sonny Terry - Harmonica & Washboard Breakdown
Rhythm Willie - Bedroom Stomp
Sonny Boy Williamson & Yank Rachell - Hobo Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson & Yank Rachell - Lou Della Blues
Frank Edwards - Three Women Blues [Okeh 06493]
Robert Nighthawk & Big Joe McCoy - What Will I Do? Robert Nighthawk & Walter Vincson- She's Loving Me
Leroy Williams - Uncle Sam Called


2 CD set

Fremeaux CD FA040 (Fr)
541999Sleepy John Estes: The Man Who Cried The Blues
Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon 1929-1941

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Black Mattie Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Watcha Doin'?
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- Vernita Blues
- Jack And Jill Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make A Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Brownsville Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Jailhouse Blues
- You Shouldn't Do That
- Black Gal Swing
- Come Back Little Girl
- Little Laura Blues


EPM Musique 159402
54a1999Living Country Blues: An Anthology

disc 1:   Mississippi Moan
- Catfish Blues - James Thomas
- Bye Bye Blues - Arzo Youngblood
- Gonna Cut You Loose - Eddie Cusic
- You Gonna Take Sick And Die - Boyd Rivers
- Maggie Campbell Blues - Bill Webb
- Sittin' on Top Of The World - Sam Chatmon
- Move Daniel - Cora Fluker
- My Babe - Othar Turner
- Boogie Chillen - Lonnie Pitchford
- Bull Cow Blues - James Thomas
- Stop And Listen Blues - Sam Chatmon
- Swing, Swing - Arzo Youngblood
- Jazz Boogie Woogie - Stonewall Mays
- Jesus On The Mainline - Boyd Rivers
- Shake Your Money Maker - Lonnie Pitchford
- Rock Me Mama - James Thomas / Cleveland Jones
- Big Road Blues - Bill Webb
- My Daddy Was A Jockey - Sam Chatmon
- That's The Boogie - Napoleon Strickland
- Vicksburg Blues - Sam Chatmon
- Mississippi Moan - Walter Brown
- When I Lay Down My Burden - Othar Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band


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 - Guitar Frank
- 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)
- Vacation In Heaven - Flora Molton & The Truth Band
- Granny, Will Your Dog Bite? - Othar Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
- I Laid And I Wondered - James Thomas / Cleveland Jones
- I Can't Stand It - Flora Molton & The Truth Band
- Mr. Freddie Blues - Memphis Piano Red

- Corine, Corrina - Hammie Nixon
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Lottie Murrell
- She's Tailor Made - Charlie Sangster
- Hounds - Sam Shields
- You Got To Move - Boyd Rivers
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle - CeDell Davis

- Viola Lee Blues - Hammie Nixon
- Joe's Prison Camp Holler - Joe Savage
- When The Saints Go Marchin' In - Othar Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
- Spoonful - Lottie Murrell,
- You Got To Do The Boogie Woogie - CeDell Davis
- Trouble Late Last Night - Lottie Murrell
- Dry Bones In The Valley - Cora Fluker
- I Got a Gal 'Cross The Bottom - Lottie Murrell

- Soon One Mornin' - Hammie Nixon
- Levee Camp Holler - Walter Brown
- Precious Lord - Boyd Rivers


3 CD set
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Evidence ECD 26105-2

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with 48 page booklet
by Brett Bonner and
Axel Küstner

photos by Axel Küstner
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552002Sleepy John Estes: Newport Blues

- Intro
- Special Agent
- Wadie Green Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Up & Down
- Need More Blues
- Newport Blues
- B K Blues
- 80 Highway
- Mary Come On Home
- NYC Breakdown
- City Hall Blues
- Worried Mind Blues
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time
- Government Money
- Poor Mother's Child
- New Doorbell Blues

Never before released 1964 session with Yank Rachell (mand, g, piano and one voc) and Hammie Nixon (har, jug and two voc)

Delmark DE 639
562003Jim Dickinson Field Recordings: Delta Experimental Project Vol. 3

Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
- My Babe
Mose Vinson
- Old Blue Jumped A Rabbit
Furry Lewis
- Furry's Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Broke & Hungry
Alec Teal & Butter Biscuit
- Roll Me Over Slow
Johnny Woods
- So Many Cold Mornings
Furry Lewis
- Turkey In The Straw

Sleepy John Estes
- Floating Bridge
Johnny Woods
- Lonesome Feelin'
Mose Vinson
- Barrel House Blues
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay

Sleepy John Estes & Hammy Nixon
- Race That You Don't Run
Tate County Singers
- Jesus Is On The Mainline







Birdman BMR 047
572008Sleepy John Estes On 80 Highway
with Hammie Nixon

- Love Grows In Your Heart
- Potato Diggin' Man
- Talk
- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead
- Holy Spirit
- 80 Highway
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Corrine Corrina
- President Kennedy (take 14)
- IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance)
- T Model Ford
- Do Lord Remember Me
- Vernita Blues
- Mary Comes On Home
- President Kennedy (take 13)
- Talk
- Brownsville Blues

rec. July 19, 1974

Delmark DE 797
583/2014Sleepy John Estes Live in Japan '74
with Hammie Nixon


rec. November 1974 at concerts in Japan

Delmark DE 835


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, pp. 92, 247-248
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 242
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, pp. 179-181, 489
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, pp. 341-342
- http://bluesimages.com/museum-78s/HTML-By-Label/Conqueror-Decca.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: High Water LP 1003; photographer: Art Grider

thanks to Hank Moore and Max Hoeffner for additional info / scans

 

D E W E Y   C O R L E Y and Hammie Nixon; source: Back cover of Albatros VPA 8261; photographer: Gianni Marcucci
Dewey Corley and Hammie Nixon
source: Back cover of Albatros VPA 8261; photographer: Gianni Marcucci
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