OBC Records
discography
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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.

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release
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(Please do not comment until I'm stumped, i.e. until this piece of advice has disappeared ;-)
501
(1960)
Willie Dixon: Willie's Blues

- Nervous
- Good Understanding
- That's My Baby
- Slim's Thing
- That's All I Want Baby
- Don't You Tell Nobody

- Youth To You
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
- Built For Comfort
- I Got A Razor
- Go Easy
- Move me

+ Wally Richardson,
Memphis Slim,
Al Ashby,
Gus Johnson

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Bluesville BV 1003

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= Status ST 1003

= OBCCD-501-2

= Ace CDCH 349

502
(1960)
Blues by Lonnie Johnson

- Don't Ever Love
- No Love for Sale
- There's No Love
- I Don't Hurt Anymore
- She-Devil
- One-Sided Love Affair
- Big Leg Woman
- There Must Be a Way
- She's Drunk Again
- Blues 'Round My Door
- You Don't Move Me
- You Will Need Me
+ Hal Singer,
Claude Hopkins,
Wendell Marshall,
Bobby Donaldson

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Bluesville BV 1007

= OBCCD 502-2

503
(1961)
Sonny Terry: Sonny's Story

- I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More
- My Baby Done Gone
- Worried Blues
- High Powered Woman
- Pepperheaded Woman

- Sonny's Story
- I'm Gonna Get On My Feets Afterwhile
- Four O'Clock Blues
- Telephone Blues
- Great Tall Engine
+ J. C. Burris, harm
Sticks McGhee, g
Belton Evans, dr

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Bluesville BV 1025

= OBCCD-503-2

504
(1961)
Pink Anderson: Vol. 1 Carolina Bluesman

- My Baby Left Me This Morning
- Baby, Please Don't Go
- Mama Where Did You Stay Last Night
- Big House Blues
- Meet Me In The Bottom

- Weeping Willow Blues
- Baby I'm Going Away
- Thousand Woman Blues
- I Had My Fun
- Every Day In The Week

(- Try Some Of That)

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Bluesville BV 1038

= OBCCD-504-2

Pink Anderson
discography

505
(1962)
Brownie McGhee: Brownie's Blues

- Jump, Little Children
- Lonesome Day
- One Thing For Sure
- The Killin' Floor
- Little Black Engine

- I Don't Know The Reason
- Trouble In Mind
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Door To Success

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Bluesville BV 1042

= OBCCD-505-2

506
(1962)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Blues In My Bottle

- Buddy Brown's Blues
- Wine Spodee-O-Dee
- Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
- DC-7
- Death Bells
- Goin' To Dallas To See My Pony Run
- Jailhouse Blues
- Blues In The Bottle
- Beans, Beans, Beans
- Catfish Blues
- My Grandpa Is Old Too!
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Bluesville BV 1045

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= XTRA 5036 (UK 1968)

= OBCCD-506-2

= Ace CH 290
www.acerecords.co.uk

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= Ace CD CHD 930
(along with BVLP 1057)

= Prestige/Bluesville 4406
The Complete Prestige/
Bluesville Recordings

7 CD set

507
(1962)
Memphis Slim: All Kinds Of Blues

- Blues Is Troubles
- Grinder Man Blues
- Three-In-One Boogie
- Letter Home
- Churnin' Man Blues

- Two Of A Kind
- The Blacks
- If You See Kay
- Frankie And Johnny Boogie
- Mother Earth
Memphis Slim, vocals & piano

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Bluesville 1053

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= XTRA 5060 (UK 1968)

= OBCCD-507-2

508
(1962)
Chicago - The Living Legends
South Side Blues

featuring Mama Yancey and Little Brother Montgomery

- A Wonderful Thing ||
- Four O'Clock Blues *
- New Satellite Blues #
- How Long Blues *
- Jelly, Jelly //

- I Knew You Were Kiddin' All The Time ||
- Mama Yancey's Blues *
- Jelly Roll Baker //
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor *
- Things 'Bout Coming My Way ||

rec. September 6 & 8, 1961 live at The Birdhouse in Chicago, IL; prod. by Chris Albertson

# Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Ted Butterman, cor; Bob Gordon, cl; Rufus Brown, ts; Mike McKendrick, bj

* Mama Yancey, voc; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Sam Hill, g; Pops Foster, b; Earl Watkins, dr

// Harry Benson, voc, hca; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Walter Vinson, g; Pops Foster, b; Earl Watkins, dr

|| Mississippi Sheiks: Walter Vinson, voc, g; Jesse Coleman, p; George "Pops" Foster, b; Earl Watkins, dr

Little Brother Montgomery discography

Mississippi Sheiks discography

notes by Chris Albertson







Riverside RLP 403 (mono)
= RS-9403 (stereo)

notes by Chris Albertson





= OBC 508

notes by Chris Albertson



= OBC OBCCD-508-2

509
(19??)
Odetta And The Blues

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Riverside R-9417


= OBCCD-509-2

510
(19??)
Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders

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Riverside R-9418


= OBCCD-510-2

511
(19??)
Jimmy Witherspoon: Evenin' Blues

- Money's Gettin' Cheaper
- Grab Me A Freight
- Don't Let Go!
- I've Been Treated Wrong
- Evenin'

- Cane River
- Baby, How Long
- Good Rockin' Man
- Kansas City
- Drinking Beer

CD bonus tracks:
- Don't Let Go! (alt. tk.)
- I've Been Treated Wrong (alt. tk.)
- Evenin' (alt. tk.)
- Cane River (alt. tk.)
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Prestige 7300 (8/1963)


= OBCCD-511-2

512
(1987)
King Curtis: Trouble In Mind

- Trouble In Mind
- Jivin' Time
- Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
- Bad Bad Whiskey
- I Have To Worry
- Woke Up This Morning

- But That's Alright
- Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
- Don't Deceive Me
- Deep Fry

notes by Joe Goldberg
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Tru-Sound TR-15001
(US 1961)

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= Red Lightnin' RL0042 (1983)
"That's Alright"

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= OBC LP 512 (1987)

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= OBCCD-512-2 (1992)

513
(19??)
Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland
It's The Blues Man!


- I Tried (3301) #
- Man Of Stone (3302) #
- Train Gone Done (3304) #
- I'm Going To Keep Lovin' You (3305) #
- Something's Gone Wrong In My Life (3306) #
- Baby You Know It's True (3307) #

- Saturday Night Stomp (3423) *
- I'm Gonna Forget You (3424) *
- Down On My Knees (3425) *
- Don't Take My Heart (3426) *
- Daddy, Please Don't Cry (3427) *
- Have Mercy On Me (3428) *

# rec. December 8, 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; King Curtis, Oliver Nelson, ts; Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, voc, hca, g; Herman Foster, p; Billy Butler, g; Jimmy Lewis, b; Frank Shea, dr
* rec. March 9, 1962 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; King Curtis, Oliver Nelson, ts; Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, voc, hca, g; George Stubbs, p; Billy Butler, g; Jimmy Lewis, b; Ray Lucas, dr

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Tru-Sound TR-15010
(US 1962)
[Prestige subsidiary]

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= Vogue SLVLXP513 (Fr)
"Anthologie du Blues
Vol. 10"

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= Red Lightnin' RL0041
(UK 1983) "The Way It Was"

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= OBC LP 513 (1987)

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= OBCCD-513-2 (1999)

= P-Vine PCD-5244 (Jp 199?)

514
(1959)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis showcases
Al Smith: Hear My Blues

- Night Time Is The Right Time
- Pledging My Love   @ youtube
- I've Got A Girl   @ youtube
- I'll Be Alright

- Come On Pretty Baby   @ youtube
- Tears In My Eyes   @ youtube
- Never Let Me Go
- I've Got The Right Kind Of Lovin'

rec. September 20, 1959 in New York City by Rudy Van Gelder; Al Smith, voc; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, sax; Shirley Scott, org; Wendell Marshall, b; Arthur Edgehill, dr
front cover photo by Ewing Galloway
notes by Dale Wright
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Bluesville BVLP 1001
(1959)

= Bluesville BVLP 1069
(1964)

notes by Dale Wright
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= OBC OBC-514 (1987)

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= OBC OBCCD-514-2
(1996)

515
(1987)
Curtis Jones: Trouble Blues

- Lonesome Bedroom Blues   @ Spotify
- Whole Lot Of Talk For You   @ Spotify
- Suicide Blues   @ Spotify
- Please Say Yes   @ Spotify
- Weekend Blues   @ Spotify
- Good Woman Blues   @ Spotify

- Trouble Blues   @ Spotify
- Love Season   @ Spotify
- Low Down Worried Blues   @ Spotify
- Good Time Special   @ Spotify
- Fool Blues   @ Spotify
CD bonus track:
- Pinetop Boogie   @ Spotify

Curtis Jones, voc, p; Robert Banks, org; Johnny "Moose John" Walker, g; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr
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Bluesville BVLP 1022
(1961)

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= OBC OBC-515 (1987)

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(=) OBC OBCCD-515-2 (1992)

516
(1961)
Tampa Red: Donít Tampa With The Blues

- I'm A Stranger Here   @ youtube
- Let Me Play With Your Poodle   @ youtube
- Goodbye, Baby
- Things About Coming My Way
- Kansas City Blues

- You Better Do Right
- Louise Blues   @ youtube
- It's Tight Like That
- You Got To Love Her With A Feeling
- Boogie Woogie Woman

rec. 1960 in Chicago, IL by Rudy Van Gelder; Tampa Red, voc, g & kazoo; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein
album design by Don Schlitten; photo by Esmond Edwards

Tampa Red discography

notes by Martin Williams
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Bluesville BV/BVLP 1030

Bluesville discography

notes by Martin Williams
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= OBC OBC-516 (1987)

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= OBC OBCCD-516-2

517
(1987)
Blind Willie McTell: Last Session

- Baby, It Must Be Love   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- The Dying Crapshooter's Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Don't Forget It   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Kill It Kid   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- That Will Never Happen No More   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Goodbye Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify

- Salty Dog   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Early Life   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Beedle Um Bum   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- A Married Man's A Fool   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- A To Z Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Wabash Cannonball   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Pal Of Mine   @ youtube   @ Spotify

CD bonus tracks:
- Kill It Kid [Atlantic 891]   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Broke-Down Engine Blues [Atlantic 891]   @ youtube   @ Spotify

unissued tracks:
- My Blue Heaven
- Basin Street Blues
- St. James Infirmary
- If I Had Wings
- instrumental blues

additional tracks remaining unreleased (acc to GRAY 2007, p. 368):
- Warm Up
- More About Life
- Request for My Blue Heaven
- Some Talk About Drinking
- Talk About Salty Dog
- Talk About New Orleans
- Talk

rec. September 1956 in Atlanta's Peachtree Street by record store owner Ed Rhodes

Blind Willie McTell discography

notes by Samuel B. Charters
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Bluesville BV/BVLP 1040
(US 1961)

Bluesville discography

notes by Samuel B. Charters



= Prestige PR-7809
(US 1966)

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= Transatlantic PR 1040
(UK 1966)

notes by Samuel B. Charters







= Prestige/Fantasy PR/PRT-
7809 (US 1972)

notes by Samuel B. Charters



= Prestige HBS 8008
(It 1982)

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= OBC OBC-517 (1987)

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(=) OBC OBCCD-517-2
(1992)

notes by Peter Eden



= Blue Planet BPLP 1003

518
(1962)
Lonnie Johnson with Victoria Spivey: Idle Hours

- Darling I Miss You So
- Long Time Blues *
- You Are My Life
- Or Yes, Baby
- Please Baby
- Leave Me Or Love Me

- Idle Hours *
- You Have No Love In Your Heart
- Good Luck Darling
- No More Cryin'
- I Got The Blues So Bad *
- End It All

rec. July 13, 1961; Lonnie Johnson, voc (except side B #5), g (except side A, #5 and side B, #5); Victoria Spivey, * voc and p (on side B, #5); Cliff Jackson, p (except side B, #3 and #5)
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Bluesville BV 1044

= OBCCD-518-2

519
(1962)
Reverend Gary Davis: Say No To The Devil

- Say No To The Devil #   @ youtube
- Time Is Drawing Near *
- Hold To God's Unchanging Hand []
- Bad Company Brought Me Here #
- I Decided To Go Down #   @ youtube

- Lord I Looked Down The Road #
- Little Bitty Baby #
- No One Can Do Me Like Jesus []
- Lost Boy In The Wilderness (instr with sp) *
- Trying To Get To Heaven In Due Time #

rec. 1961 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy van Gelder; Gary Davis, voc, # 6-str g, * 12-str g, [] hca; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein

cover photo by Don Schlitten
notes by Larry Cohn







Bluesville BVLP 1049 (1962)

Bluesville discography

notes by Larry Cohn







= XTRA 5014 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

notes by Larry Cohn



= OBC LP 519 (1987)
(remastered)




= OBCCD 519-2 (1990)

520
(1987)




Alberta Hunter / Lucille Hegamin / Victoria Spivey
Songs We Taught Your Mother


Alberta Hunter - I Got Myself A Workin' Man   @ youtube
Lucille Hegamin - St. Louis Blues   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues   @ youtube
Alberta Hunter - I Got A Mind To Ramble   @ youtube
Lucille Hegamin - You'll Want My Love   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey - Going Blues   @ youtube

Alberta Hunter - You Gotta Reap Just What You Sow   @ youtube
Lucille Hegamin - Arkansas Blues   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey - I Got The Blues So Bad   @ youtube
Alberta Hunter - Chirpin' The Blues   @ youtube
Lucille Hegamin - Has Anybody Seen My Corine   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey - Let Him Beat Me   @ youtube

rec. August 16, 1961 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy Van Gelder; Alberta Hunter, voc; Lucille Hegamin, voc; Victoria Spivey, voc; Cecil Scott, cl, ts; Buster Bailey, cl; Sidney DeParis, tp, tuba; Henry Goodwin, tp; J.C. Higginbotham, tb; Cliff Jackson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, p; Gene Brooks, Zutty Singleton, dr

front cover photo by Don Schlitten (Front row, l to r: Willie "The Lion" Smith, Victoria Spivey, J. C. Higginbotham, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Rushing, Lucille Hegamin and Zutty Singleton. Back row, l to r: Gene Brooks, Sidney DeParis, Henry Goodwin, Buster Bailey and Cecil Scott. Picture taken August 16, 1961 outside of Rudy Van Gelder's studio during the making of "Songs We TaughtYour Mother")
notes by Chris Albertson

Bluesville BV/BVLP 1052 (US 1962)

Bluesville discography

notes by Chris Albertson

= OBC OBC-520 (US 1987)






= OBC OBCCD-520-2 (1992)


= Prestige JV 221 / OBC
OBCCD-520-2 (US 2004)
(Jazz Voice series)

521
(1987)
Sonny Terry: Sonny Is King

- One Monkey Don't Stop The Show   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Changed The Lock On My Door   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Tater Pie   @ Spotify
- She's So Sweet   @ Spotify
- Diggin' My Potatoes   @ Spotify

- Sonny's Coming   @ Spotify
- Ida Mae   @ Spotify
- Callin' My Mama   @ Spotify
- Bad Luck   @ Spotify
- Blues From The Bottom   @ Spotify

Analogue Productions AJAZ 1059 track sequence:
- One Monkey Don't Stop The Show
- Changed The Lock On My Door

- Tater Pie
- She's So Sweet
- Diggin' My Potatoes

- Sonny's Coming
- Ida Mae
- Callin' My Mama

- Bad Luck
- Blues From The Bottom

side A rec. October 26, 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy Van Gelder: Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Lightnin' Hopkins, g; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein
side B rec. September 1962 in New York City by Fred Miles: Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, g; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein
album design by Don Schlitten; front cover photo by William Carter

Lightnin' Hopkins discography

notes by LeRoi Jones
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Bluesville BVLP 1059

Bluesville discography

notes by LeRoi Jones
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= Prestige PR 7802 (1970)

notes by LeRoi Jones
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= Prestige PR 7802 (1973)

notes by LeRoi Jones
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= OBC LP OBC-521 (1987)

notes by LeRoi Jones
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= OBCCD-521-2 (1990)

set of two 45 rpm 180 g LPs
notes by LeRoi Jones
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= Analogue Productions
AJAZ 1059 (US 2008)

522
(1963)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Goin' Away

- Wake Up Old Lady
- Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
- Stranger Here
- Little Sister's Boogie

- Goin' Away
- You Better Stop Her
- Business You're Doin'
- I'm Wit' It

Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins, voc & g; Leonard Gaskin, b; Herbie Lovelle, dr
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Bluesville BV 1073

= OBCCD-522-2

= Prestige/Bluesville 4406
The Complete Prestige/
Bluesville Recordings

7 CD set

523
(1963)
The Blues of Memphis Slim: Steady Rolling Blues

- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Soon One Morning
- Steady Rolling Blues
- Cella's Boogie
- Big Legged Woman
- Rock Me Baby
- Goin' Down Slow
- Sweet Root Man
- Mr. Freddie Boogie
- Three Women Blues
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Bluesville BV 1075

= OBCCD-523-2

524
(1961)
Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson:
American Street Songs


Pink Anderson: Carolina Street Ballads
- John Henry
- Everyday In The Week
- The Ship Titanic
- Greasy Greens
- Wreck Of The Old 97
- I've Got Mine
- He's In The Jailhouse Now

Rev. Gary Davis: Harlem Street Sprituals
- Blow, Gabriel
- Twelve Gates To The City
- Samson And Delilah
- Oh Lord, Search My Heart
- Get Right Church
- You Got To Go Down
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- There Was A Time That I Was Blind

Pink Anderson rec. May 29, 1950 by Paul Clayton
Rev. Gary Davis rec. Jan. 20, 1956 by Kenneth S. Goldstein
notes by
Daniel G. Hoffman
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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Riverside RLP 12-611

notes by
Daniel G. Hoffman
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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= Riverside RLP 148
"Gospel, Blues and
Street Songs
"

notes by
Daniel G. Hoffman
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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= OBC LP 524

notes by
Daniel G. Hoffman
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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= OBCCD-524-2 (1987)

525
(1962)
Chicago - The Living Legends
Little Brother Montgomery

Piano, Vocal, And Band Blues

- Home Again Blues
- Up The Country Blues
- Saturday Night Function
- Michigan Water Blues
- Sweet Daddy (Your Mama's Done Gone Mad)

- Prescription For The Blues
- 44 Vicksburg
- Trouble In Mind
- Riverside Boogie
- Oh, Daddy
- Somethin' Keep Worryin' Me Blues

CD bonus track:
- Cooter Crawl

rec. September 6, 1961 live at The Birdhouse in Chicago, Ill.; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Ted Butterman, cor; Bob Gordon, cl; Rufus Brown, ts; Mike McKendrick, bj; Elaine McFarland, voc

Riverside RLP 410 (mono)
= RS-9410 (stereo)


= OBC 525
= Ace CH 263


= OBC OBCCD-525-2

526
(1961)
Jesse Fuller: The Lone Cat
Sings And Plays Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals & Blues

- Leavin' Memphis Frisco Bound
- Take It Slow And Easy
- The Monkey And The Engineer
- New Corrine
- Guitar Blues
- Runnin' Wild

- Hey Hey
- In That Great Land
- The Way You Treat Me
- Down Home Waltz
- Beat It On Down The Line
- Buck And Wing

rec. Jan. 19, 25 [23?] & April 12, 1958 at Good Time Jazz studio in Los Angeles; prod. by Lester Koenig

Contemporary S-10039


Good Time Jazz M-12039
= Good Time Jazz SGA 5021


= Good Time Jazz S 10039 (Jp)


= OBCCD-526-2

527
(19??)
Jimmie Witherspoon: Baby, Baby, Baby

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Prestige PR 7290 (5/1963)

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= Prestige PR 7855
"Mean Old Frisco"


= OBCCD-527-2

528
(1965)
Jesse Fuller's Favorites

- Red River
- How Long Blues
- You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
- Key To The Highway
- Tickling The Strings
- Midnight Special

- Stranger Blues
- Fables Aren't Nothing But Doggone Lies
- Brownskin Gal I've Got My Eye On You
- Cincinnati Blues
- Hump In Your Back
- Trouble If I Don't Use My Head

rec. San Francisco, May 14, 1963




Prestige PR 7368
= Stateside SL 10154


= Transatlantic PR 7368
(UK pressing 1968)






reissued 1972 (along with
Prestige Folklore FL 14006)
on Fantasy DLP 24707
"Brother Lowdown"
read liner notes (pt. 1)
read liner notes (pt. 2)
by Michael Goodwin




= OBC-528 (1990)
read liner notes
by Samuel Charters


= Fantasy FCD 24707-2


= OBCCD-528-2

529
(1990)
Homesick James: Blues On The Southside

- The Woman I'm Lovin'
- She May Be Your Woman
- Goin' Down Swingin'
- Homesick's Shuffle
- Johnny Mae
- Gotta Move

- Lonesome Road
- Working With Homesick
- The Cloud Is Crying
- Homesick's Blues
- Crawlin'
- Stones In My Passway

rec. January 7, 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Homesick James Williamson, voc, g; Lafayette Leake, p; Lee Jackson, b; Clifton James, dr; prod. by Samuel B. Charters
notes by Pete Welding



Prestige PR 7388 (1965)

= Juke LP-J1 (196?)

notes by Pete Welding



= Bellaphon BJS 40107
(Germany 1972)

= Ace CH 257 (1989)

notes by Pete Welding
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= OBC LP 529 (1990)

notes by Pete Welding
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= OBCCD-529-2 (1991)

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= Concord 0602527229515
(2009)

530
(1992)
Otis Spann: The Blues Never Die

- The Blues Never Die
- I Got A Feeling
- One More Mile To Go # []
- Feeling Good #
- After Awhile
- Dust My Broom #

- Straighten Up Baby #
- Come On
- Must Have Been The Devil
- Lightnin' (inst.)
- Iím Ready # (no guitar)

rec. November 21, 1964 in Chicago; Otis Spann, voc, p; "Dirty Rivers" [Muddy Waters], g; James Cotton hca, # voc; James "Pee Wee" Madison, g; Milton Rector, b; SP Leary, dr; []band voc; prod. by Samuel Charters
notes by Pete Welding
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Prestige PR 7391 (US 1965)

notes by Pete Welding
= Stateside SL 10169
(UK 1966)

notes by Pete Welding
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= Prestige PR 7719
(US c.1972)

notes by Pete Welding
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= Bellaphon BJS 4053
(Ger 1974)

notes by Pete Welding
= Ace CHD 231 (UK 1988)

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= P-Vine PJ 117 (Jp 19??)

notes by Pete Welding
= OBC OBC-530 (1990)

notes by Pete Welding
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= OBC OBCCD-530-2 (1992)

= Concord CD (NL 2006)

531
(1960)
Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden: Blues & Ballads

- Haunted House
- Memories of You
- Blues for Chris
- I Found a Dream
- St. Louis Blues

- I'll Get Along Somehow
- Savoy Blues
- Backwater Blues
- Elmer's Blues
- Jelly Roll Baker
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Bluesville BV 1011

= OBC OBCCD 531-2

532
(1961)
the blues of Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin'

- Automobile Blues (2652) []   @ youtube
- You Better Watch Yourself (2653)   @ youtube
- Mean Old Frisco (2659)   @ youtube
- Shinin' Moon (2660)   @ Spotify
- Come Back Baby (2661)   @ youtube

- Thinkin' 'Bout An Old Friend (2654)   @ youtube
- The Walkin' Blues (2655) //   @ Spotify
- Back To New Orleans (2656) ||   @ youtube
- Katie Mae (2657) \\   @ youtube
- Down There Baby (2658)   @ youtube

rec. November 9, 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy Van Gelder; Lightnin' Hopkins, voc, g; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr
|| Bluesville 817
// Bluesville 821
\\ Bluesville 825
[] Prestige 343

notes by Joe Goldberg
click to enlarge !

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Bluesville 1019 (1961)

notes by Joe Goldberg
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Bluesville BV 1019

notes by Joe Goldberg
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= Prestige PR 7811 (1970)
("electronically remastered
for stereo")

= OBC OBC-532 (1989)

click to enlarge !
= OBC OBCCD-532-2 (1991)

= Prestige/Bluesville 4406
The Complete Prestige/
Bluesville Recordings

7 CD set

533
(1961)
K. C. Douglas: K. C.'s Blues

- Broken Heart
- Henhouse Blues
- Wake Up
- Workin' Woman
- Rootin' Ground Hog
- Meanest Woman

- Born In The Country
- Love Me All Night Long
- Tell Me
- No More Cryin'
- K.C.'s Doctor Blues
- You Got A Thing Now
- Watch Dog Blues
notes by Larry Cohn
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Bluesville 1023

notes by Larry Cohn
click to enlarge !
= OBC OBC-533 (1990)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBC OBCCD-533-2

534
(19??)
Billie & DeDe Pierce: New Orleans: The Living Legends
Vocal Blues and Cornet in the Classic Tradition

- St. Louis Blues
- Goodbye Daddy Blues
- Careless Love
- Brickhouse Blues

- Algiers Hoodoo Blues
- Slow Tonk Blues
- Gulf Coast Blues
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Love Song Of The Nile

Riverside R-370 (1961)


= OBC OBC-534 (198??)


= OBC OBCCD-534-2 (1990)

535
(1990)
Long Way From Home - The Blues Of Fred McDowell

- The Train I Ride (4:09)   @ youtube
- Poor Boy Long Way From Home (3:52)   @ Spotify
- Milk Cow Blues (3:31)   @ youtube
- John Henry (3:53)   @ Spotify
- Gravel Road Blues (3:44)   @ Spotify

- Millionaire's Daughter Blues (3:29)   @ youtube
- Big Fat Mama (4:39)   @ Spotify
- You Drove Me From Your Door (5:29)   @ youtube
- Sail On, Little Girl (4:37)   @ Spotify

rec. November 12, 1966 at the University of California in Los Angeles, CA by Pete Welding with the assistance of David Evans; Fred McDowell, voc, g
cover photo by David Gahr

Mississippi Fred McDowell discography

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
Milestone MLP 3003 (mono)

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Milestone MSP 93003
(stereo)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

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= CBS 63735 (UK 1969)

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Pathé Marconi 2 C 062-
93702 (Fr 1973)

click to enlarge !
= Milestone HBS 8017
(It 1982)

Milestone discography

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBC OBC-535 (1990)

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

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click to enlarge !

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= OBC OBCCD-535 (1990)

536
(199?)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee at Sugar Hill


Fantasy F-8091
= Fantasy F-3340
= America 30AM6071 (Fr)
= Amiga 856152 (GDR)


= OBC OBCCD-536-2

537
(199?)
Jesse Fuller: San Francisco Bay Blues
The Amazing One Man Band

- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Jesse's New Midnight Special
- Morning Blues
- Little Black Train
- Midnight Cold
- Whoa Mule

- John Henry
- I Got A Mind To Ramble
- Crazy About A Woman
- Where Could I Go But To The Lord
- Stealin' Back To My Old Time Used To Be
- Brownskin Gal (I've Got My Eye On You)

rec. Los Angeles, 1963

Contemporary S-10051

= Good Time Jazz M-12051


= Good Time Jazz LAG 574

= Ace CH 226 (1987)


= OBC 537 (1992)


= OBCCD 537

538
(199?)
John Lee Hooker: That's My Story


Riverside R-321
= Fantasy DLP 24722
= Ace 259
= Ace CD 927


= OBCCD-538-2

539
(19??)
Ernestine Allen: Let It Roll


Tru-Sound TR-15004


= OBCCD-539-2

540
(199?)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Soul Blues


Prestige 7377
= Fantasy DLP 24702
= Prestige 68.391/93(Fr)


= OBCCD-540-2

541
(19??)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee: Just A Closer Walk With Thee


Fantasy F-3296


= OBCCD-541-2

542
1991
The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker

- Black Snake
- How Long Blues
- Wobblin' Baby
- She's Long, She's Tall, She Weeps Like A Willow Tree
- Pea Vine Special
- Tupelo Blues
- I'm Prison Bound

- I Rowed A Little Boat
- Water Boy
- Church Bell Tone
- Bundle Up And Go
- Good Mornin', Lil' School Girl
- Behind The Plow

rec. April 1959 in Detroit, MI; John Lee Hooker, voc, g; prod. by Bill Grauer
notes by Orrin Keepnews
click to enlarge!

click to read notes!

click to read notes!

click to read notes!
Riverside RLP 12-838
(US 1959) "The Country
Blues of ..."
[on front cover] /
"The Folk-Blues of ..."

[on back cover & label]

click to enlarge !

click to read notes !
= Battle BLP 6114 (1963)
"How Long Blues"


= Fontana 688 700 ZL (1964)

click to enlarge !
(=) Fantasy DLP 24722 (1972)
"Black Snake" (along
with Riverside RLP 12-321
"That's My Story")

click to enlarge !
(=) Ace CD 927 (1990)
"That's My Story / The
Folk Blues of ..."

(4 tracks missing from LPs)

notes by Orrin Keepnews
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBC OBC-542 (1991)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-542-2 (1991)

543
(199?)
Lonnie Johnson: Losing Game

- New Orleans Blues   @ youtube
- My Little Kitten Susi   @ youtube
- Evil Woman #   @ youtube
- What A Difference A Day Makes   @ youtube
- Moaning Blues   @ youtube
- Summertime   @ youtube
- Lines In My Face   @ youtube
- Losing Game   @ youtube
- New Year's Blues   @ youtube
- Slow And Easy   @ youtube
- Four Walls And Me   @ youtube
- You Won't Let Me Go   @ youtube

rec. December 28, 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy Van Gelder; Lonnie Johnson, voc, g, # p
design by Don Schlitten; photo by Esmond Edwards

Lonnie Johnson discography

notes by
Martin T. Williams
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Bluesville BV/BVLP 1024

notes by
Martin T. Williams
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Prestige PR 7724

Bluesville discography

notes by
Martin T. Williams
click to enlarge !
= OBC OBCCD-543-2

544
(1991)


click to enlarge ! click to enlarge ! click to enlarge !

Bawdy Blues

Memphis Slim - Sweet Root Man
Tampa Red - Let Me Play With Your Poodle
Victoria Spivey - I'm A Red Hot Mama
Lonnie Johnson - Jelly Roll Bakerclick to enlarge !
Memphis Slim - Churning Man Blues
Pink Anderson - Try Some Of That

Memphis Slim - Steady Rollin' Blues
Tampa Red - Jelly Whipping Blues
Victoria Spivey - That Man
Memphis Willie B. - Car Machine Blues
Memphis Slim - If You See Kay
Blind Willie McTell - Beedle Um Bum [Bluesville 1040]click to enlarge !

rec. between 1956 and 1961
design and collage: Christos Gianakos
notes by John Greenway
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV/BVLP 1055

Bluesville discography

notes by John Greenway
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-544 (1991)

545
(199?)
Big Joe Williams
Classic Delta Blues


- Rollin' and Tumblin'
- Hellhound On My Trail
- Bird's Nest Bound
- Crossroads Blues
- Special Rider
- Pony Blues

- Pea Vine Special
- Walking Blues
- Dirt Road Blues
- Banty Rooster Blues
- Terraplane Blues
- Jinx Blues

prod. Pete Welding

click to enlarge !
Milestone MLP 3001
= CBS 63813 (UK)


= OBCCD-545-2

546
(199?)
The Return Of Roosevelt Sykes

- Drivin' Wheel
- Long, Lonesome Night
- Set The Meat Outdoors
- Coming Home
- Stompin' The Boogie
- Number Nine

- Calcutta
- Selfish Woman
- Hangover
- Night Time Is the Right Time
- Runnin' The Boogie
- Hey Big Momma
+ Clarence Perry, Jr., t sax
Frank Ingalls, g
Floyd Ball, g
Armond "Jump" Jackson, dr

click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1006

= OBCCD-546-2

click to enlarge !
= Fantasy 24717 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1012)
"Urban Blues"

547
(199?)
Reverend Gary Davis: Harlem Street Singer

- Samson And Delilah
- Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
- I Belong To The Band
- Pure Religion
- Great Chance Since I Been Born
- Death Don't Have No Mercy

- Twelve Gates To The City
- Goin' To Sit Down On The Banks Of The River
- Tryin' To Get Home
- Lo, I Be With You Always
- I Am The Light Of This World
- Lord, I Feel Like Just Goin' On
click to enlarge !
Fantasy 24704
(back cover)
 
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1015

= Prestige PR 14028
= Prestige PR 7805

click to enlarge !
= Fantasy 24704 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1032)
"When I Die I'll Live Again"

548
(199?)
Lightnin' Hopkins with Sonny Terry: Last Night Blues

- Rocky Mountain Blues (2623)   @ youtube
- Got To Move Your Baby (2624) || []   @ youtube
- So Sorry To Leave You (2625) ||   @ youtube
- Take A Trip With Me (2626)   @ youtube

- Last Night Blues (2627) \\   @ youtube
- Lightnin's Stroke (instr) (2628)   @ youtube
- Hard To Love A Woman (2629) //   @ youtube
- Conversation Blues (2630) #   @ youtube

Not Now NOT3CD128 bonus tracks:
- Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes
- Worried Life Blues
- Happy Blues For John Glenn
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

rec. October 26, 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ by Rudy Van Gelder; Lightnin' Hopkins, voc, g; Sonny Terry, hca, # voc; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr
Bluesville BV 1029 front cover design by Don Schlitten
|| Bluesville 813
// Bluesville 817
\\ Bluesville 821
[] Prestige 391

notes by Mack McCormick
click to enlarge !

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Bluesville BV 1029

(=) Bluesville BV 1081 (1965)

Bluesville discography

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Fontana 688 301 ZL
(UK 1965)

Fontana discography

click to enlarge !
= Bluesville BV SP101

notes by Mack McCormick
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBC CD-548-2 (1992)

7 CD set
(=) Prestige/Bluesville 4406
The Complete Prestige/
Bluesville Recordings

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
(=) Not Now NOT3CD128
"Bluesville Story 1960-1962"

549
(199?)
Tampa Red: Don't Jive Me

- How Long   @ Spotify
- Gin Headed Woman #   @ Spotify
- Don't Jive Me #   @ Spotify
- You Better Let My Gal Alone   @ Spotify
- Dark And Stormy Night #   @ Spotify

- Don't You Lie To Me   @ Spotify
- Georgia, Georgia #   @ Spotify
- Jelly Whippin' Blues   @ Spotify
- Chicago Moan Blues   @ Spotify
- Don't Dog Your Woman   @ Spotify
- Drinkin' My Blues Away #   @ Spotify

rec. 1960 in Chicago, IL by Rudy Van Gelder; Tampa Red, voc, g, # kazoo; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein
album design by Don Schlitten; photo by Esmond Edwards

Tampa Red discography

notes by
Samuel B. Charters
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Bluesville BV/BVLP 1043

Bluesville discography

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= OBC OBCCD-549-2
(1992)

550
(199?)
Lonnie Johnson: Another Night To Cry

- Another Night To Cry
- I Got News For You, Baby
- Blues After Hours
- You Didn't Mean What You Said
- Fine Booze And Heavy Dues

- I've Got To Get Rid Of You
- Bow Legged Baby
- Make Love To Me, Baby
- Lots Of Loving
- A Story About Barbara
- Goodbye Kitten
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1062

= OBCCD 550-2

551
(199?)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Smokes Like Lightning

- T Model Blues
- Jackstropper Blues
- You Cook All Right, My Black Name
- You Never Miss Your Water

- Let's Do the Susie-Q
- Ida Mae
- Smokes Like Lightning
- Prison Farm Blues
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1070

= OBCCD-551-2
www.fantasyjazz.com
www.acerecords.co.uk

click to enlarge !
= Ace CH 409
(along with BVLP 1057
and BVLP 1061)
"How Many More Years I Got"
= Fantasy FCD-24725-2

= Prestige/Bluesville 4406
The Complete Prestige/
Bluesville Recordings

7 CD set

552
(199?)
Mercy Dee Walton: A Pity And A Shame

- Pity And A Shame *
- Your Friend And Woman
- Five Card Hand *
- Have You Ever Been Out In The Country
- After The Fight*

- One Room Country Shack
- My Little Angel *
- Shady Lane
- The Drunkard *
Mercy Dee Walton, voc & p
Sidney Maiden, hca*
Otis Cherry, dr

click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1039

= OBCCD-552-2

553
(199?)
Robert Pete Williams: Free Again

- Free Again
- Almost Dead Blues
- Rolling Stone
- Two Wings
- A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

- Thumbing A Ride
- I've Grown So Ugly
- Death Blues
- Hobo Worried Blues
- Hay Cutting Song
rec. by Dr. Harry Oster

click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1026

= Prestige PR 7808


= Ace CD CHD 705
(along with BVLP 1046)
"Rural Blues"

Robert Pete Williams
discography

554
(1960)
Little Brother Montgomery: Tasty Blues

- Tasty Blues
- Santa Fe
- How Long, Brother?
- Pleading Blues
- No Special Rider
- Brother's Boogie

- Sneaky Pete Blues
- Something Keeps Worrying Me
- Cry, Cry Baby
- Satellite Blues
- Deep Fried
- Vicksburg Blues

rec. July 1, 1960; + Julian Euell, Lafayette Thomas

Little Brother Montgomery discography
click to enlarge !
Fantasy 24717
(back cover)
 

click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1012

= OBCCD-554-2

click to enlarge !
= Fantasy 24717 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1006)
"Urban Blues"

555
(19??)
John Lee Hooker: Burning Hell

- Burning Hell
- Graveyard Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Jackson, Tennessee
- You Live Your Life and I'll Live Mine
- Smokestack Lightnin'

- How Can You Do It?
- I Don't Want No Woman If Her Hair Ain't No Longer Than Mine
- I Rolled and Turned and Cried The Whole Night Long
- Blues For My Baby
- Key To The Highway
- Natchez Fire

rec. April 20, 1959 in Detroit; John Lee Hooker, voc, g; prod. by Bill Grauer
notes by Alan Bates
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Riverside RLP-008 (UK 1964)

notes by Alan Bates
click to enlarge !
= OBC LP 555

notes by Alan Bates
click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-555-2 (1992)

556
(19??)
Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis showcases
Mildred Anderson: Person To Person

- Connections
- I'm Free
- Please Don't Go
- Hello Little Boy

- Person To Person
- Cool Kind Of Poppa
- Kidney Stew
- I Didn't Have A Chance

Mildred Anderson, voc; Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, sax; Shirley Scott, org; Arthur Edgehill, dr; George Duvivier, b
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1004 (1960)

= OBCCD-556-2

557
(19??)
Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper

- Miss Ida B.
- Mislead Mother
- Yes Lawd

- I Hate To Be Alone
- Jailbait
- Lonely Day
- Satellite Baby
- Pocketful Of Money
- She Ain't For Nobody

rec. September 14, 1960 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; King Curtis, ts; Robert Banks, org; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1014 (1961)

click to enlarge !
= Prestige PRST 7722 (196?)

click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-557-2 (1993)

558
(19??)
the blues of Sunnyland Slim: Slimís Shout

- I'm Prison Bound
- Slim's Shout
- The Devil Is A Busy Man
- Brownskin Woman
- Shake It

- Decoration Day
- Baby How Long
- Sunnyland Special
- Harlem Can't Be Heaven
- It's You Baby

CD bonus tracks:
- Everytime I Get To Drinking (take 3)
- Tired Of You Clowning

rec. September 15, 1960 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; King Curtis, ts; Robert Banks, org; Leonard Gaskin, b; Belton Evans, dr
notes by Nat Hentoff
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Bluesville BVLP 1016 (1961)

notes by Nat Hentoff
click to enlarge !
Status ST 1016 (196?)

notes by Nat Hentoff
click to enlarge !
= Prestige PR 7723 (1969)

notes by Nat Hentoff
click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-558-2 (1993)

559
(1961)
Shakey Jake: Mouth Harp Blues

- Mouth Harp Blues
- Love Me Baby
- Jake's Cha Cha
- Gimme A Smile
- My Broken Heart

- Angry Lover
- Things Is Alright
- Easy Baby
- Things Are Different Baby
- It Won't Happen Again
+ Robert Banks,
Jimmie Lee,
Leonard Gaskin,
Junior Blackmon

click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1027

= OBCCD-559-2

560
(1993)


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The Blues of Pete Franklin: guitar pete's blues

- I Got To Find My Baby   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Prison Bound   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Black Gal #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Grievin' Me   @ youtube   @ Spotify

- Rocky Mountains   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Six White Horses   @ youtube #   @ Spotify
- Sail On   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- My Old Lonesome Blues #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Guitar Pete's Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. July 12, 1961 in Indianapolis, IN; Pete Franklin, voc, g, # p; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein & Art Rosenbaum


click to read notes !

Guitar Pete Franklin discography

notes by Art Rosenbaum
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BVLP 1068
(US 1962)

Bluesville discography

original notes
by Art Rosenbaum



= OBC OBCCD-560-2
(US 1993)

561
(1962)
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry at the 2nd Fret

- Evil Hearted Me**
- Sick Man *
- Barking Bull Dog **
- Spread The News Around *
- Backwater Blues **

- Custard Pie *
- Wholesale Dealin' Papa **
- Motorcycle Blues *
- Hand In Hand **
- I Woke Up One Morning And I Could Hardly See **
rec. live April 1962
Sonny Terry, voc * & hca
Brownie McGhee, voc ** & g

click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1058

= Prestige PR 7803

= OBCCD-561-2

562
(1993)


click to enlarge ! click to enlarge ! click to enlarge !
Prestige PR 7389 and Prestige PRST 7389 back covers are identical

Billy Boy Arnold: More Blues On The South Side   @ youtube

- School Time [Bluesville 45-827-B]   @ youtubeclick to enlarge !
- Goin' By The River   @ youtube
- You Don't Love Me No More   @ youtube
- You're My Girl [Bluesville 45-827-A]   @ youtube
- Oh Baby   @ youtube
- Evaleena   @ youtube

- I Love Only You   @ youtube
- Two Drinks Of Wine   @ youtube
- I'll Forget About You   @ youtube
- Billy Boy's Blues   @ youtube
- You Better Cut That Out   @ youtube
- Get Out Of Here   @ youtube

OBCCD-562-2 bonus track:
- Playing With The Blues   @ youtube

rec. December 30, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Billy Boy Arnold, voc, hca; Mighty Joe Young, g; Lafayette Leake, p; Jerome Arnold, b; Junior Blackmon, dr; prod. by Samuel Charters
photography by Ray Flerlage

Billy Boy Arnold discography


click to enlarge ! click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Prestige P-7389 and Prestige PR 7389 front and back covers are identical

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge ! click to enlarge !

notes (Feb. 1965)
by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
Prestige PR 7389
(US 1965) (mono)

click to enlarge !
Prestige PRST 7389
(US 1965) (stereo sticker)

notes (Feb. 1965)
by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Bellaphon/Prestige BJS
40108 (Germany 1972?)

click to enlarge !
= Prestige P-7389
(US 19??)

notes (Feb. 1965)
by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
= Ace CH253 (UK 1989)

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
= OBC OBCCD-562-2
(US 1993)

563
(19??)
Lightnin' Hopkins: The Swarthmore Concert



= OBCCD-563-2

564
(1958)
Jesse Fuller: Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals & Blues

- Take This Hammer
- Linin' Track
- I'm Going To Meet My Lovin' Mother
- Tiger Rag
- Memphis Boogie
- Raise A Ruckus

- Bye And Bye
- Fingerbuster
- Stagolee
- 99 Years
- Hesitation Blues

rec. Jan. 19, 25 [23?] & April 12, 1958 at the Good Time Jazz studio in Los Angeles; prod. by Lester Koenig


Contemporary S-10031


= Good Time Jazz L-12031
(mono)



= Good Time Jazz L-12031
(stereo)

= Good Time Jazz
LAG 12159


= OBCCD-564-2

565
(1993)
Odetta: The Tin Angel

Fantasy EP-4017
- Payday At Coal Creek *
- No More Cane On The Brazos #
- The Tailor Boy *

- Water Boy #
- 10,000 Years Ago # *

Fantasy EP-4018
- John Henry #
- The Frozen Logger #
- I'll Tickle Nancy *
- The Car-Car Song #
[- 5th track ? track sequence ?]

Fantasy 3-15
- Car Car (Woody Guthrie) #
- I'll Tickle Nancy (Uncle Dave Macon) *
- Rock Island Line (Huddie Ledbetter) # *
- John Henry #
- Old Blue *
- Old Cotton Fields At Home (Huddie Ledbetter) # *

- Payday At Coal Creek (Pete Steele) *
- No More Cane Along The Brazos #
- The Tailor Boy *
- Water Boy #
- The Tin Angel Brag [I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago / The Biggest Thing]

Fantasy 8354 & 3252
- John Henry #
- Old Cotton Fields At Home # *
- The Frozen Logger #
- Run, Come See Jerusalem #
- Old Blue *
- Water Boy #
- Santy Ana # *

- I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago / The Biggest Thing [Just The Facts, Ma'am] # *
- The Car-Car Song #
- No More Cane On The Brazos #
- Pay Day At Coal Creek *
- I've Been 'Buked And I've Been Scorned #
- Rock Island Line # *
bonus tracks on OBC OBCCD-565-2
- Another Man Don' Gone #
- Children Go Where I Send Thee #
- I Know Where I'm Going #
- He's Got The Whole World In His Hands #
- Timber #
- Wade In The Water #

rec. 1953 & 1954 partially live at the Tin Angel Bar, San Francisco; # Odetta Felious, voc, g; * Larry Mohr, voc, bj

7 inch 45 rpm
click to enlarge !
Fantasy EP-4017 (US 1954)
(pressed on blue wax)
("the tin angel presents
odetta & larry Vol. 1"
)

Fantasy EP-4018 (US 1954)
("the tin angel presents
odetta & larry Vol. 2"
)

10 inch 33 rpm
click to enlarge !
Fantasy 3-15 (US 1954)
(pressed on blue wax)
("the tin angel presents
Odetta and Larry"
)

click to enlarge !
Fantasy 8345 (1957)
("Odetta")

click to enlarge !
Fantasy 3252 (US 1959)
(pressed on red wax)
("Odetta - The Tin Angel")

= Vogue / Vocalion LAE-541
(UK 1963)

= Fantasy 16004 (Arg)

click to enlarge !

click to read liner notes !
= America 30AM6066 (Fr)
"Folks Songs by the
Greatest, Odetta"

click to enlarge !
= OBCCD-565-2

www.concordmusicgroup.com

566
(1962)
Victoria Spivey: Woman Blues

- Christmas Without Santa Claus
- A Big One
- Let's Ride Tonight
- What Is This Thing They're Talking About
- I'm A Red Hot Mama

- Grow Old Together
- Beautiful World
- I Got Men All Over This Town
- That Man
- Thursday Girl
click to enlarge !
Bluesville BV 1054

= OBCCD-566-2

567
(1963)
The Blues of Baby Tate:
See What You Done Done


- See What You Done Done
- Dupree Blues
- What Have I Done To You?
- Baby, I'm Going
- Hey Mama, Hey Pretty Girl
- When Your Woman Don't Want You Around

- My Baby Don't Treat Me Kind
- Trucking Them Blues Away
- Baby, You Just Don't Know Lonesome Over There
- Thousand Woman Blues
- I Ain't Got No Loving Baby Now

rec. August 14, 1961 in Spartanburg, SC by Samuel Charters; Baby Tate, voc, g; LP prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein

Baby Tate discography



OBCCD-567-2 notes

notes by
Samuel B. Charters
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

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Prestige/Bluesville 1072

Bluesville discography

notes by
Samuel B. Charters

= OBCCD-567-2

568
(1962)
Blind Snooks Eaglin: That's All Right

- Don't You Tear My Clothes
- Mailman Passed
- I'm A Country Boy
- I Got A Woman
- Alberta
- Brown Skinned Woman
- Don't You Lie To Me
- That's All Right
- Goin' Down Slow
- Bottle Up And Go
- The Walkin' Blues
- One More Drink
- Fly Right, Baby

rec. by Dr. Harry Oster

Snooks Eaglin discography

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Bluesville 1046

= XTRA 5051 (UK 1968)


= P-Vine PCD-1046 (Jp)


= OBCCD-568-2
www.fantasyjazz.com

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= Fantasy F24716 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1026
Robert Pete Williams)
"Rural Blues"


= Ace CD CHD 705

Snooks Eaglin
discography

569
(1962)
K. C. Douglas: Big Road Blues

- Big Road Blues
- Howling Blues
- Move To Kansas City
- Buck Dance
- Tore Your Playhouse Down
- Bottle Up And Go

- Whiskey Headed Woman
- Catfish Blues
- K.C.'s Blues
- Canned Heat
- Key To The Highway

rec. February 5, 12 & 22, 1961 in Stockton, CA by Chris Strachwitz; K.C. Douglas, voc, g

K.C. Douglas discography

notes by Larry Cohn
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Bluesville 1050

notes by Larry Cohn
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= Ace CH 254 (1988)

notes by Larry Cohn
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= OBCCD-569-2 (1994)

570
(19??)
Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowdon: Blues, Ballads And Jumpin' Jazz Vol. 2



= OBCCD-570-2

571
(19??)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Hootin' The Blues



= OBCCD-571-2

572
(1960)
Shakey Jake: Good Times

- Worried Blues
- My Foolish Heart
- Sunset Blues
- You Spoiled Your Baby
- Tear Drops
- Just Shakey

- Jake's Blues
- Still Your Fool
- Keep A-Loving Me Baby
- Call Me When You Need Me
- Huffin and Puffin
- Good Times
+ Brother Jack McDuff, org
Bill Jennings, g

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Bluesville BV 1008

= OBCCD-572-2

573
(1961)
Introducing Memphis Willie B

- Brownsville Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Country Girl Blues #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Highway 61   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Bad Girl Blues #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- The Stuff Is Here #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Overseas Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify

- Stop Cryin' Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Worried Man Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Mailman Blues #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Everyday I Have The Blues  @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Mattie Mae #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Grief Will Kill You   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 12, 1961 in Memphis, TN; Memphis Willie B., voc, g, # hca; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein & Samuel B. Charters
front cover photograph by Samuel B. Charters

Memphis Willie B. discography

notes by Sam Charters
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Prestige/Bluesville 1034

Bluesville discography

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= OBCCD-573-2 (1994)

574
(1961)
Sidney Maiden: Trouble An' Blues

- Buy Me An Airplane
- Sweet Little Woman
- My Black Name
- Sidney's Fox Chase
- San Quentin Blues
- Tell Me, Somebody

- Blues An' Trouble
- Hand-Me-Down Baby
- Sidney's Worried Life Blues
- Me And My Chauffeur
- Coal Black Mare
- I'm Goin' Back Home

Sidney Maiden, voc & hca; K.C. Douglas, g

Sidney Maiden discography

notes by Larry Cohn
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Bluesville 1035

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= OBCCD-574-2 (1990)

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= Analogue Productions
APR 3011 Stereo (US)
(Audiophile 180 g LP)

575
(19??)
Jimmy Witherspoon: Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues

- Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues
- Everytime I Think About You
- I Never Will Marry
- I Wanna Be Around
- Teardrops For My Eyes
- And The Angels Sing

- Who's Sorry Now
- I'm Comin' With The Blues
- You're Next
- Happy Blues
- That's Why I'm Leaving
- One Last Chance
notes by Gene Lees
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Prestige 7356 (US 1964)

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= Stateside SL 10114 (UK 1964)


= OBCCD-575-2

576
(19??)
Jimmy Witherspoon: Blues Around The Clock

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Prestige 7314 (1963)


= OBCCD-576-2

577
(1963)
The Blues Of Pink Anderson: Ballad & Folksinger, Vol. 3

- The Titanic
- Boweevil
- John Henry
- Betty And Dupree

- Sugar Babe
- The Wreck Of The Old 97
- I Will Fly Away
- The Kaiser
- In The Evening

Pink Anderson discography

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Bluesville BV 1071

= OBCCD 577-1

578
(1962)
Memphis Willie B: Hard Working Man Blues

- Lonesome Home Blues   @ Spotify
- L & N Blues #   @ Spotify
- Hardworking Man Blues   @ Spotify
- Dying Mother Blues   @ Spotify
- Honey Maker Blues #   @ Spotify
- P 38 Blues   @ Spotify

- Funny Caper Blues   @ Spotify
- Good Potatoes   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- I Have Found Something New   @ Spotify
- Uncle Sam Blues   @ youtube #   @ Spotify
- Wine Drinking Woman   @ Spotify
- Car Machine Blues   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 12, 1961 in Memphis, TN; Memphis Willie B., voc, g, # hca; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein & Samuel B. Charters
front cover photograph by Samuel B. Charters

Memphis Willie B. discography

notes by Sam Charters
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click to read liner notes !

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Prestige/Bluesville 1048

Bluesville discography

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= OBCCD-578-2 (1994)

579
(1961)
Mildred Anderson: No More In Life

- Everybody's Got Somebody But Me
- I Ain't Mad At You
- Hard Times
- No More In Life
- Roll 'Em Pete
- What More Can A Woman Do
- That Ole Devil Called Love
- Mistreater
- I'm Lost
+ Al Sears,
Robert Banks,
Lord Westbrook,
Leonard Gaskin,
Bobby Donaldson

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Bluesville BV 1017

= OBCCD-579-2

580
(1963)
Big Joe Williams at Folk City

- Mink Coat Blues
- Burned Child Is Scared Of Fire
- Baby, I Ain't Gonna Let You Go
- Trouble Gonna Take Me To My Grave
- Bugle Blues
- Just Wanna Be Your Man

- I'm Gonna Do It This Time
- She's Doggin' Me
- How Do You Wnat Your Tollin' Done
- I Can't Sign My Name
- Bottle Up And Go
- I'm Tired Woman

rec. live at Gerde's Folk City, New York City; Feb. 26, 1962

Big Joe Williams discography

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Bluesville BV 1067

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= XTRA 5059 (UK 1968)

= OBCCD-580-2

581
(19??)
Memphis Slim: Alone With My friends



= OBCCD-581-2

582
(19??)
Memphis Slim / Willie Dixon In Paris: Baby, Please Come Home!



= OBCCD-582-2

583
(1960)
Al Smith: Midnight Special

- Five Long Years ('I've Been Mistreated')
- You're A Sweetheart
- Baby Don't Worry 'Bout Me

- Ride On Midnight Special
- The Bells
- Goin' To Alabama
- I'll Never Let You Go
- I Can't Make It By Myself
+ King Curtis,
Robert Banks,
Jimmy Lee Robinson,
Leonard Gaskin,
Bobby Donaldson

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Bluesville BV 1013

= OBCCD-583-2

584
(1961)
St. Louis Jimmy: Going Down Slow

- Poor Boy
- Nothin' But the Blues
- Mother's Day Blues
- Some Sweet Day
- Dog House Blues
- My Heart Is Loaded With Trouble
- I'm St. Louis Bound
- Goin' Down Slow
- Sweet As She Can Be
- Monkey Faced Woman
+ Jimmy Lee Robinson,
Robert Banks,
Leonard Gaskin,
Belton Evans

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Bluesville BV 1028

= OBCCD-584-2

585
(19??)
Jimmy Witherspoon: Blues For Easy Livers

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Prestige 7475 (1964)


= OBCCD-585-2

586
(19??)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Straight Blues



= OBCCD-586-2

587
(1962)
Pink Anderson: Vol. 2 Medicine Show Man

- I Got Mine
- Greasy Greens
- I Got A Woman 'Way Cross Town
- Travelin' Man
- Ain't Nobody Home But Me
- That's No Way To Do
- In The Jailhouse Now
- South Forest Boogie
- Chicken
- I'm Going To Walk Through the Streets Of...

Pink Anderson discography

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Bluesville BV 1051

= OBCCD-587-2

588
(1961)
Reverend Gary Davis: A Little More Faith

- You Got To Move
- Crucifixion
- I'm Glad I'm In That Number
- There's A Table Sittin' In Heaven
- Motherless Children
- There's A Bright Side Somewhere

- I'll Be All Right Some Day
- You Better Mind
- A Little More Faith
- I'll Fly Away
- God's Gonna Separate
- When I Die I'll Live Again
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Fantasy 24704
(back cover)
 
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Bluesville BV 1032

= XTRA 5042 (UK 1967)

= OBCCD-588-2

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= Fantasy 24704 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1015)
"When I Die I'll Live Again"

589
(19??)
Sonny Terry And His Mouth Harp



= OBCCD-589-2

590
(19??)
Driftin' Slim & His Blues Band
Somebody Hoo-Doo'd The Hoo-Doo Man


- Jackson Blues #
- How Many More Years? *
- Hoo-Doo Man Blues #
- Mama Blues *
- Standing Around Crying
- Give an Account #
- Jack O'Diamonds *

- My Little Machine *
- Mama Don't Tear My Clothes #
- This World Is None Of My Home *
- A Drip Of Snuff And A Narrow Escape *
- Till I Got Sixteen *
- Christine Blues #
- Jonah *
- I'm Hunting Somebody *

produced by Pete Welding
# rec. June 26, 1967 by Bruce and Mike Bromberg; Driftin' Slim, voc, hca; Jack Wall, el. g; Ike Parker, el. b; Guy Jones, dr
* rec. Dec. 3, 1966 and Jan. 7, 1967 at the Center for Comparitative Study of Folklore and Mythology, University of California, Los Angeles by Pete Welding with the assistance of Bruce Bromberg and Frank Scott; Driftin' Slim, voc, g, hca, dr

Driftin' Slim discography

notes by Pete Welding

Milestone MLP 3004




= Milestone MSP 93004


= OBC 590 (1999)

591
(19??)
Jimmy Witherspoon: Blue Spoon

- I Wonder
- It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
- Back To New Orleans
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- It's All In The Game

- Blues In The Morning
- I'll Never Be Free
- Once There Lived A Fool
- For Old Times Sake
- This Time Has Come
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Prestige PR 7327 (US 1964)

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= Stateside SL 10139 (UK 1064)


= OBCCD-591-2

592
(19??)
The Guitar And Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis



= OBCCD-592-2

593
(1961)
Arbee Stidham: Tired Of Wandering

- Last Goodbye Blues
- You Can't Live In This World By Yourself
- Pawnshop
- I'm Tired Of Wandering

- I Want To Belong To You
- Wee Baby Blues
- You Keep Me Yearning
- My Heart Will Always Belong To You
- People What Would You Do
- Teenage Kiss
+ King Curtis,
John Wright,
Leonard Gaskin and
Armond Jackson

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= OBC OBCCD 593-2

= P-Vine PCD-5619 (Jp)

594
(2001)


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Scrapper Blackwell: Mr. Scrapper's Blues

- Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog   @ youtubeclick to enlarge!
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out   @ youtube
- "A" Blues (instr)   @ youtube
- Little Girl Blues #   @ youtube
- George Street Blues   @ youtube

- Blues Before Sunrise   @ youtube
- Little Boy Blue   @ youtube
- "E" Blues (instr)   @ youtube
- Shady Lane   @ youtube
- Penal Farm Blues   @ youtube

rec. July 1961 in Indianapolis, IN by Arthur Rosenbaum; Scrapper Blackwell, voc, g, # p [no piano on "Shady Lane", as OBC notes claim!]

Scrapper Blackwell discography

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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Bluesville BVLP 1047
(US 1962)

Bluesville discography

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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= XTRA 5011 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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= Stateside MSL 6070
(New Zealand 19??)

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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= Ace CH 255 (UK 1988)

notes by Arthur Rosenbaum
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= OBC CD 594 (US 2001)


= P-Vine PCD-5771 (Jp 2002)

595
(1963)
The Blues of Smoky Babe: Hottest Brand Goin'

- Now Your Man Done Gone []
- Hottest Brand Goin' //
- Something Wrong With My Machine \\ ^^^
- Insect Blues §
- Long Way From Home #
- I'm Goin' Back To Mississippi #

- Melvanie Blues *
- Locomotive Blues * ^
- Ocean Blues *
- Boogy Woogy Rag *
- Coon Hunt * ^ ^^
- Cold, Cold Snow ||

all tracks rec. in Scotlandville, LA by Harry Oster
# rec. February 10, 1960; Smoky Babe, voc, g
[] rec. February 27, 1960; Smoky Babe, voc, g
* rec. February 10/25/27, 1960; Smoky Babe, voc, g; Clyde Causey, ^ hca, ^^ voc; ^^^ Henry Thomas [= Lazy Lester], hca
\\ rec. February 10, 1961; Smoky Babe, voc, g; Henry Thomas [= Lazy Lester], hca
// rec. March 10, 1961; Smoky Babe, voc, g
§ rec. March 27, 1961; Smoky Babe, voc, g
|| rec. June 14, 1961; Smoky Babe, voc, g

Smoky Babe discography

Dr. Harry Oster discography

notes by Harry Oster









Bluesville BV 1063

Bluesville discography






= Ace CH 261 (UK 1/1989)




= OBC OBCCD-595-2 (2001)



Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

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