P E G   L E G   S A M; source: Still from 'Born for Hard Luck'
source: Screen capture from "Born for Hard Luck"
P E G   L E G   S A M; source:
1976 film "Born for Hard Luck: Peg Leg Sam Jackson"

Peg Leg Sam
real name: Arthur Jackson
b. December 18, 1911 on a farm west of Jonesville, South Carolina
d. October 27, 1977 in Jonesville, South Carolina

discography
P E G   L E G   S A M; source: Front cover of 32 Blues CD 32211; photographer: Jim O'Neal
source: Front cover of 32 Blues CD 32211; photographer: Jim O'Neal

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

Peg Leg Sam 45 rpm / LPs / CDs

LP / CD compilations
   

- Smokey Mountain Blues (001) *
- Rag Mama Rag (003)
- Ride To Your Funeral In A V8 (004) *
- Down On Your Hands Again (005)
- Married Woman Blues (007) #
- Baby Please Don't Go (008)
- Tate's Lonesome Blues (009)
- See What You Done Done (010)
- I Can't Be Satisfied (011)
- So Sweet, So Sweet (012)
- Truckin' My Blues Away (013)
- Careless Love (015)
- Mamie (016)
- Sugar Bee/Babe [?] (019)
- Skinny Woman Blues (020) #
- Rock Me (021) #

rec. August 2, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Pete Lowry (l/k/a Peter B. Lowry); Baby Tate, voc, g, # hca; * McKinley Ellis, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Baby Tate discography


Trix label (should have
been LP 3313, but wasn't
released)

Trix discography

   

- See What You Done Done (045) [Trix 4502]
- Bad Gasiline Blues (049) [Flyright 528]
- Rasselin' Jacob (059)
- I'll Fly Away (060) []

rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Pete Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca, [] voc

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Baby Tate discography


Trix label (should have
been LP 3313, but wasn't
released)

Trix discography

   

- When The Saints Go Marchin' In (070)
- My Hook's In The Water (071)
- You Can Always Tell (074) [Flyright 528]
- Bumble Bee (075)

rec. August 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca

Peter B. Lowry Febr. 09, 2003: "possible titles for proposed album"

Baby Tate discography


Trix label (should have
been LP 3313, but wasn't
released)

Trix discography

   

- Who's That Left Here While Ago (072)
- Bad Whiskey Blues (077)

rec. August 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Pete Lowry; Peg Leg Sam, voc, hca; Baby Tate, voc, g
Trix unissued

Trix discography

11973Peg Leg Sam: Medicine Show Man

- Who's That Left Here 'While Ago # ||   @ youtube
- Greasy Greens *
- Reuben *
- Irene, Tell Me, Who Do You Love * //
- Skinny Woman Blues # ||
- Lost John *
- Ode To Bad Bill *   @ youtube

- Ain't But One Thing Give A Man The Blues §
- Easy Ridin' Buggy # ||
- Peg's Fox Chase *   @ youtube
- Before You Give It All Away $ //
- Fast Freight Train # ||
- Nasty Old Trail §
- Born In Hard Luck *

Peg Leg Sam, voc, hca; || Charles Henry "Baby" Tate, g, voc; // Henry "Rufe" Johnson, g, voc
# rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Pete Lowry
* rec. October 15/16, 1972 in Jonesville, SC by Pete Lowry
§ rec. November 11 or 16, 1972 in Jonesville, SC by Pete Lowry
$ rec. December 11, 1972 in Jonesville, SC by Pete Lowry
cover photos by Jim O'Neil; liner photos by Pete Lowry
notes by Pete Lowry
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Trix 3302












= Trix CD 3302 (1993)

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= 32 Blues CD 32211 (2000)
"Kickin' It" (after Joel Dorn took over the Trix recordings)

Trix discography

21973Henry Johnson: The Union County Flash

- Join The Army (476)
- Who's Going Home With You (597)

- Boogie Baby (602) # *   @ youtube
- Rufe's Impromptu Rag (479)
- My Mother's Grave Will Be Found (593)   @ youtube
- My Baby's House (475)
- Be Glad When You're Dead (589)   @ youtube

- Little Sally Jones (606) *
- John Henry (596)
- Crow Jane (478)

- My Dog's Blues (604) # *
- Old Home Town (588)
- The Sign Of The Judgement (480)


Henry 'Rufe' Johnson, voc, g; # Peg Leg Sam, hca

rec. November 10, 1972, and December 9, 1972 in Union, South Carolina by Pete Lowry

* rec. December 11, 1972 in Jonesville, South Carolina by Pete Lowry

Henry Johnson discography

notes by Pete Lowry
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Trix 3304

notes by Peter B. Lowry
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= Trix CD 3304 (1993)

Trix discography

 1973Blues Come To Chapel Hill

Eddie Kirkland
- Louise
Tommy Lee Russell
- Dupree Blues
Frank Edwards
- Chicken Raid
Roy Dunn
- Everything I Get Hold To
Tommy Lee Russell
- After Hours
Roy Dunn
- Rollin' Mill

Frank Edwards
- Love My Baby
Roy Dunn
- Tired Of Living A Batchelor
Tarheel Slim
- Cold Rainy Day
Tommy Lee Russell
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / Draggin' The Blues
Tarheel Slim
- No Time At All
Frank Edwards
- Throw'd Your Time Away
Tarheel Slim
- Number 9 Train

rec. March 29-31, 1973 live at the Fine Arts Festival, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC by Pete Lowry

cover design by Bert A. Bevis; photo top left: Guitar Shorty's (John Henry Fortescue) guitar;
photo bottom: Tarheel Slim & Peg Leg Sam; photographer: Kip Lornell
notes by Bruce Bastin







Flyright LP 504

Flyright discography

31973Carolina Country Blues

Henry Johnson
- Crow Jane
Guitar Shorty
- Hold On Baby
Henry Johnson
- My Mother's Grave Must Be Found

Peg Leg Sam
- Fox Chase
Willie Trice
- Baby, Baby
Henry Johnson
- Hey, Noah
- Had A Little Woman

Henry Johnson
- Union County Slide (instr.)
Willie Trice
- Shine On
Henry Johnson
- Step It Up And Went
Guitar Shorty
- Scat Boogie
Henry Johnson
- Me And My Dog
Willie Trice
- Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
Elester Anderson
- Further Down The Road
Henry Johnson
- Sittin' Down Thinkin'


rec. March 1973 live at Chapel Hill Festival, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC by Pete Lowry
notes by Bruce Bastin







Flyright LP 505

Flyright discography

41973Chief Thundercloud & Peg Leg Sam: The Last Medicine Show

LP 1:
Peg Leg Sam
- John Henry
- Greasy Greens

- Straighten Up And Flyright


LP 2:
- Hand Me Down

- Who's That Left Here A While Ago?
- One Mint Julep


Peg Leg Sam and The Chief
Monologues [aren't listed with the album sleevenotes]
- medicine show intro monologue
- snake oil pitch
- corn solvent & black salve pitch
- final sale pitch for all products

rec. September 15 & 16, 1972 in Pittsboro, NC by Pete Lowry; Peg Leg Sam, voc, hca; Chief Thundercloud (Potawatomi Indian, real name: Leo Kahdot, died in April 1973), sp

"I'd love one day to release a two-CD set of the two nights of med show I recorded in 1972. 'Someday, baby!'" (Peter B. Lowry, 2008)

DLP
notes by Bruce Bastin









Flyright FLY 507/508

Flyright discography

51974"Baby" Tate
- Late In The Evening #   @ youtube
- See What You Done Done *   @ youtube

* rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Pete Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g, Peg Leg Sam, hca
# rec. December 30, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Pete Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

Baby Tate discography

7 inch 45 rpm
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Trix 4502

Trix discography

61975Peg Leg Sam: Going Train Blues
featuring Louisiana Red

- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (3:30) *
- Navaho Trail (4:47) *
- John Henry (5:53)
- Going Train Blues (3:13) #
- Mr. Ditty Wa Ditty (4:21) *

- Strollin' (4:50) *
- I Got A Home (4:50)
- Dog Chase (2:58)
- Early In The Morning (2:57) *
- Poor Boy (3:40) *

rec. February 10, 1975 in White Plains, NY; Peg Leg Sam, voc, hca; Louisiana Red, # voc, * g
photography by Emily Moris
notes by Kent Cooper







Blue Labor BL 105 (1975)




= Interfusion L 35894
(Australia 1976)

notes by Kent Cooper



= Tomato CD 2696652
(EUR 1989) "Joshua"

notes by Kent Cooper





= Blues Alliance CD
TBA2-13003 (US 1996)
"Early In The Morning"

71978Another Man Done Gone

Baby Tate
- You Can Always Tell
Jack Harp
- After A While
Guitar Shorty
- Mother's Dead And Gone
Willie Rockmore & Bruce Upshaw
- Got The Stuff Right Here
Buddy Boy Jenkins
- Greasy Greens
Henry Johnson
- Rock Tonight Baby
Willie Moore
- Born In The Country
Jack Harp
- You Got To Move
Elbert Freeman & Nathaniel Ford
- Worried Blues


Baby Tate with Peg Leg Sam
- Bad Gasoline
Jack Harp
- Glory Glory Hallelujah
Willie Moore
- Goin' Away To Leave You
Bud Grant
- Rattlesnake Moan
Bill Bryant
- Black & Tan
Ed Green
South Carolina Blues
Dave Dickerson
- When The War is Over
Henry Johnson
- Can't Keep From Cryin'
Elbert Freeman & Nathaniel Ford
- John Henry
- Old Hen Cackled


notes (16 page booklet)
by Bruce Bastin







Flyright FLY 528

Flyright discography

81989The Great Tomato Blues Package

CD 1:
Johnny Shines - Too Wet To Plow (4:24)
Mississippi Fred McDowell - You Got To Move (2:52)

Peg Leg Sam - Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (3:20)
Louisiana Red - Sweet Blood Call (3:00)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Cryin' Shame (2:33)
Sonny Terry - Playing With The Thing (2:39)
Sonny Boy Williams - Fattening Frogs For Snakes (2:24)
Roosevelt Sykes - Music Is My Business (2:41)
Jelly Roll Morton - Dead Man Blues (3:17)
Louis Armstrong - St. Louis Blues (3:05)
Bessie Smith - Alexander's Ragtime Band (3:03)
Champion Jack Dupree - Shake Baby Shake (2:29)
Willie Mabon - Poison Ivy (2:54)
Billie Holiday - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (1:56)
Charlie Parker - Parker's Mood (3:05)
'Big Mama' Thornton* - Ball & Chain (7:00)
Little Walter - Juke (2:45)
Howlin' Wolf - Little Red Rooster (2:27)
Buster Brown - Fanny Mae (2:59)
Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying (2:45)
Aretha Franklin - There Is A Fountain - 4:28)
Ray Charles - Blues Is My Middle Name (3:08)

CD 2:
Ike & Tina Turner - Poor Fool (2:36) B.B. King - The Other Night Blues (3:37)
Brownie McGhee - The Blues Had A Baby (2:54)
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (2:29)
Little Richard - Lucille (2:28)
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind (2:37)
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City (2:25)
Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy (2:58)
Jimmy Reed - Take Out Some Insurance (2:26)
Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle (3:02)
Chuck Berry - In The Wee Wee Hours (3:05)
'Fats' Domino - Blue Monday (2:44)
Don Garner & Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Lovin' (2:17)
Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care (2:14)
Percy Sledge - When A Man Needs A Woman (2:59)
Carl Perkins - Honey Don't (2:50)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (5:04)
John Lee Hooker - Tupelo (7:25)
Albert King - Angel Of Mercy (5:54)
Rocky Hill & Johnny Winter - Bad Girl Blues (2:49)
Townes Van Zandt - Nothin' (2:51)
Robert Cray - Too Many Cooks (2:47)
Leadbelly - Midnight Special (2:54)


2 CD set
21-page booklet
by Pete Welding



Tomato 2696 152 (NL 1989)

= Tomato 598.0015.23
(US 1989)


= Tomato TOM-3008
(US 2002)

92000Drivin' Blues

- Hawaiian Boogie - Homesick James
- Who's That Left There 'While Ago - Peg Leg Sam
- I Ain't Got You - Jimmy Reed
- Winnie Widow Brown - Big Maybelle
- Drivin' Woman Blues - Willie Willis
- Let The Good Times Roll - Memphis Slim
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz - Elmore James
- C.C. Rider - John Lee Hooker
- My Baby's Gone - Tarheel Slim
- Red Top - Robert Lockwood, Jr.
- 7th Son - Mose Allison
- Blues 5 - Les McCann
- Louise - Big Chief Ellis
- Georgie Woman - Eddie Kirkland
- Sweet Rhode Island Red - Ike & Tina Turner
- Ride With Me Tonight - Honeyboy Edwards
- White Feathers In The Coop - Dan DelSanto
- Further On Down The Line - Roy Dunn [Trix LP 3312]

- Fast Freight Train - Peg Leg Sam


32 Blues CD 32201
102010Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

- My Baby's Gone - Sticks McGhee
- Louise Blues - Big Chief Ellis with Cephas and Wiggins
- Sitting on Top of the World - Doc Watson
- Railroad Bill - John Jackson   @ youtube
- Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Bill Williams
- You Don't Know My Mind - Pink Anderson
- Blues Around My Bed - J. C. Burris
- Hesitation Blues - Reverend Gary Davis
- Pawn Shop Blues - Brownie McGhee
- The Road is Rough and Rocky - Archie Edwards
- Hoodoo Blues - Martin, Bogan and Armstrong
- Red River Blues - Lesley Riddle

- Walking Cane - Peg Leg Sam Jackson #   @ youtube
- One Dime Blues - Etta Baker
- Mississippi Heavy Water Blues - Roscoe Holcomb
- Outskirts of Town - Josh White
- See What You Done Done - Baby Tate
- I Got a Woman - Marvin and Turner Foddrell
- Girl Dressed in Green - John Tinsley
- Blues in the Morning - E.C. Ball
- Wine Blues (Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee) - Sticks McGhee


# rec. July 3, 1976 live at the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington, DC.; Peg Leg Sam, voc, hca

compiled by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place
notes by Barry Lee
Pearson and Jeff Place

Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40198
[read notes]


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues.- Paris, France (Filipacci) 1977, pp. 203-204
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 288
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, pp. 505-506
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 792-793
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 792-7932011, pp. 348-349
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York (Da Capo Press) 1987, p. 261
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Screen capture from 1976 film "Born for Hard Luck"

 

P E G   L E G   S A M; source: Bruce Bastin: Red River Blues (1986), between pp. 286 & 287; photographer: Kip Lornell
Peg Leg Sam 1973
source: Bruce Bastin: Red River Blues (1986), between pp. 286 & 287
photographer: Kip Lornell

 

P E G   L E G   S A M; source: Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues (1977), p. 203; photographer's name not given (Emily Moris)
source: Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues (1977), p. 203
photographer's name not given (Emily Moris)

 

P E G   L E G   S A M   cat-walking; source: Screen capture from 'Born for Hard Luck'
Peg Leg Sam cat-walking
source: Screen capture from "Born for Hard Luck"

 

P E G   L E G   S A M   scene in the movie Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain' (director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Peg Leg Sam scene in 2001 French movie "Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain"
(director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

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