Origin Jazz Library OJL 1 "Charlie Patton! 1929-32" (US 4/1961)
5 page booklet notes by Bernard Klatzko Origin Jazz Library OJL 1 (US 1962)
5 page booklet notes by Bernard Klatzko Origin Jazz Library OJL 1 (US 1964?)
notes by David Evans (reprinted from Blues World Booklet No. 2, 1969; revised 1977) Origin Jazz Library OJL 1 (US 1977)
Charley Patton discography
Rory Block: "Stefan [Grossman] gave me a record called 'Really The Country Blues' and that was the beginning of my love affair with the music".
insert brochure notes by Gayle Dean Wardlow Origin Jazz Library OJL 2 (US 1962, 1st ed.)
notes by Bill Givens and Pete Whelan = Origin Jazz Library OJL 2
notes by Bill Givens and Pete Whelan on three stapled A4 copy sheets = Origin Jazz Library OJL 2
= Soundmark 48172 (2011, download only)
Origin Jazz Library OJL 3 (US 1962) "Henry Thomas Sings The Texas Blues!"
DLPbound in notes by Mack McCormick = Herwin H 209 (US 1974) "Henry Thomas - Ragtime Texas: Complete Works - 1927 to 1929 in Chronological Order"
DLPnotes by Steven Calt & Mack McCormick front cover drawing by Frederick Carlson = Yazoo L 1080/81 (US 1989) "Texas Worried Blues"
= Yazoo CD 1080/81 (US 1993) "Texas Worried Blues"
DLPnotes by Steven Calt & Mack McCormick= Yazoo L 1080/81 (US 2013) 180g "Texas Worried Blues"
Yazoo Records discographyHerwin Records discography
notes by Sam Charters Origin Jazz Library OJL 4
original 1963 release
brochure notes by Gayle Dean WardlowOrigin Jazz Library OJL-5 (US 1963)
Origin Jazz Library OJL-5
Origin Jazz Library OJL-5
notes by Gayle Dean Wardlow (biographies) and David Evans (lyric transcriptions) Origin Jazz Library OJL-5 (US 1966)
the woman on the front cover of OJL 6 is not Geeshie Wiley !!! The photo depicts a Gullah woman; "photo by Doris Ulmann, from 'Roll, Jordan, Roll', by Julia Peterkin & Doris Ulmann (New York, Robert O. Ballou, 1934), p. 101." [Chris Smith] "A photo of a Gullah woman may have been chosen because the album included material by Geeshie, on the basis that the name 'Geeshie' was thought to indicate a GA/SC origin for her - whereas it turns out she came from Texas." [Bob Eagle]
notes by Nancy Grace Whelan or Origin Jazz Library OJL 6
booklet notes by Bernard Klatzko or Origin Jazz Library OJL 7 (US 1964)
notes by David Evans (reprinted from Blues World Booklet No. 2, 1969; revised 1977) Origin Jazz Library OJL 7 (US 1977)
notes by Gayle Dean Wardlow or Origin Jazz Library OJL 8
Origin Jazz Library OJL 9
Sam Collins discography
King Solomon Hill discography
notes by Pete Whelan Origin Jazz Library OJL 10
notes by David Evans and Bill Givens Origin Jazz Library OJL-11
Origin Jazz Library OJL-11
broschure notes (for Nos. 1 & 2) by Bernard Klatzko & Gayle Dean Wardlowlater: new notes (leaflet) by Pete Welding later Origin Jazz Library OJL 12 (US 1966 ff.)
notes by Pete Welding = Origin Jazz Library OJL 12 (US 19??)
notes by Bernard Klatzko & Gayle Dean Wardlow Origin Jazz Library OJL 13
notes by Pete Welding Origin Jazz Library OJL 13
notes by Jacques Roche Origin Jazz Library OJL 14
notes by Tracy Nelson Origin Jazz Library OJL 15
Origin Jazz Library OJL 16
notes by David Evans Origin Jazz Library OJL 17
notes by Bill Givens and David Evans Origin Jazz Library OJL 18 (US 1969)
notes by Henry Vestine Origin Jazz Library OJL 19
Origin Jazz Library OJL 20
notes by Dave [sic] Evans Origin Jazz Library OJL-21
Peg Leg Howell discography
Origin Jazz Library OJL-22
notes by Lawrence Cohn Origin Jazz Library OJL 23
Origin Jazz Library OJL 24
notes by Don Kent Origin OJL-25
Mississippi Fred McDowell discography
notes by Bill Givensand Pete WeldingOrigin Jazz Library OJL8051 (US 1980)
notes by Pete Welding = Testament TCD-6007 (US 1998)
Testament Records discography
Robert Wilkins discography
Piedmont PLP 13162 (1964)
notes by Dick Spottswood = Piedmont PLP 13162
= Origin Jazz LibraryOJL 8052"The Prodigal Son"
= Origin Jazz LibraryOJL 8052 (19??)"The Legendary PiedmontRecordings"
on back cover: "Produced by Music Research, Incorporated, 2023 N Woodstock Street, Arlington 7, Virginia, U.S.A."(Arlington is where Dick and Louisa Spottswood lived at that time!)
on back cover: "Produced by Music Research, Incorporated, 2023 N Woodstock Street, Arlington 7, Virginia, U.S.A."
on back cover: "Produced by Gryphon, Spottswood Music Co, Inc., Box 7102, Arlington, Virginia, 22207, U.S.A."Gryphon Records, one of Dick Spottswood's labels founded soon after he "left" Music Research, Inc./Piedmont Records
on back cover: "Produced by Music Research, Inc., producers of Piedmont and Bullfrog records""Music Research, Inc., P.O.Box 288, Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A."(Gene Rosenthal [then working for Takoma Records] had built a recording studioin the basement of his parents' house in Silver Spring, Maryland)
Mississippi John Hurt, voc, g
$ Mississippi John Hurt, 12 string g
# Mississippi John Hurt, hca
"Recorded by P.V. Kuykendall, Peter Silitch and Sandy Fisher on March 24, 26, 29 and April 2, 1963 [at Sandy Fisher's house] in [Annapolis, near] Washington, D.C."; produced by Dick Spottswood
Piedmont PLP 13157 photos [of John Hurt playing Tom Hoskins' Gibson J-45] by Pete Grant; cover design by Tom Hoskins ("Fang")
the record number (13157) was meant to take up where Paramount records left off when they went out of business in 1931!
special reissue OJL 8053 produced by Bill Givens
On back sleeve: "This material reissued by special arrangement with Music Research, Inc., Tom Hoskins, Pres."
On labels: "(C)(P) Music Research, Piedmont Records - Bullfrog Music"
OJL 8053 front cover photo by Dick Waterman
Mississippi John Hurt discography
Piedmont Records discography
notes by Dick SpottswoodPiedmont PLP 13157 (1stpress 1963) "presenting, Mississippi John HurtFolk Songs and Blues"
notes by Dick SpottswoodPiedmont PLP 13157(2nd press 196?)
notes by Dick Spottswood= Gryphon GLP 13157(196?)
notes by Dick Spottswood= Piedmont PLP 13157(3rd press 1965?)
original notes by DickSpottswood; additionalnotes by Lawrence Cohn(1964 Sing Out! article) = Piedmont PLP 13157reissued and distributed19?? by OJL"Mississippi John Hurt,1963 (Volume I of theOriginal Recordings'Folksongs and Blues')"
notes by Bill Givens = OJL 8053 (196?)
notes by David Brown= Rounder CD 1081 (1991)"Avalon Blues 1963"
= Vivid Sound VSCD-130 (Jp 2001)
Mississippi John Hurt discography
notes by Robert Sheltonand Dick Spottswood Piedmont PLP 13161 (1964)
= Chesapeake CLP 13161
original notes by RobertShelton and Dick Spottswood reissued and distributed19?? by OJL"Mississippi John Hurt,1964 (Volume II of theOriginal Recordings'Worried Blues')"
= Origin Jazz LibraryOJL 8054
notes by Eric Park= OJL 8054
notes by David Brown= Rounder CD 1082 (1991)"Worried Blues 1963"["1963" ?]
= Vivid Sound VSCD-131 (Jp 2001)
Thanks to Robert Sacré, Brad Barrett, Rob Ford, Chris Smith, Bob Eagle, Hank Moore, Fernando Goin and Peter K. Siegel for additional information / scans