Piedmont Records label    
Piedmont
discography

founded and run by Richard K. Spottswood


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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year of
release
titlenotes
13157
(1963)



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 studio
in the basement of his parents' house in Silver Spring, Maryland)

Mississippi John Hurt: Folk Songs And Blues

- Avalon Blues
- Richland Women Blues
- Spike Driver Blues
- Salty Dog
- Cow Hooking Blues
- Spanish Fangdang

- Casey Jones $
- Louis Collins
- Candy Man Blues
- My Creole Bell
- Liza Jane (God's Unchanging Hands) #
- Joe Turner Blues

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!


Piedmont/OJL PLP 13157 cover photos by Raeburn Flerlage; cover design by Pete Welding



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

Origin Jazz Library (OJL) discography

notes by Dick Spottswood

Piedmont PLP 13157 (1st
press 1963) "presenting, Mississippi John Hurt
Folk Songs and Blues"

notes by Dick Spottswood

Piedmont 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 Dick
Spottswood; additional
notes by Lawrence Cohn
(1964 Sing Out! article)





= Piedmont PLP 13157
reissued and distributed
19?? by OJL
"Mississippi John Hurt,
1963
(Volume I of the
Original 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)

13158
(196?)
Ragtime
A Recorded Documentary 1899-1929

- Vega March - Messrs. Cullen and Collins
- Whistling Rufus - Members of Sousa's Band
- Cupid's Arrow - Stuber and Weaver
- Sounds From Africa - Vess L. Osman
- Happy Go Lucky - Vess L. Osman
- Ethiopian Mardi Gras - Vess L. Osman
- Elper's Whiskers - Columbia Orchestra
- Every Darky Had A Raglan On - Arthur Collins
- Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - Dan W. Quinn
- Creole Belles - Vess L. Osman
- Cakewalk In The Sky - Victor Dance Orchestra

- Dixie Girl - Osman-Dudley Trio
- St. Louis Tickle - Osman-Dudley Trio
- Maple Leaf Rag - Vess L. Osman
- Blaze Away - Mike Bernard
- Whippin' The Keys - Sam Goold
- Nightingale Rag Blues - Hitch's Happy Harmonists
- Easy Winner - Nap Hayes and Matthew Prater
- Georgia Camp Meeting - Leake County Revelers

4-page insert

Piedmont PLP 13158
13159
(1963)
Kings Of The Twelve String

Blind Willie McTell
- Dark Night Blues
- Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
- Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
- Loving Talking Blues
Seth Richard
- Skoodeldum Doo
- Lonely Seth Blues
Willie Baker
- No No Blues

Barbecue Bob
- How Long Pretty Mama
- Barbecue Blues
George Carter
- Ghost Woman Blues
- Weeping Willow Woman [real title: Weeping Willow Blues]
Charlie Turner ["Winston Holmes & Charlie Turner"]
- Kansas City Dog Walk
Charlie Lincoln [real name: Charlie Hicks]
- Depot Blues
- Mama Don't Rush Me

cover illustration of Piedmont PLP 13159 by Anne H. Spottswood

Flyright 101 "presented by Robin L. Gosden, Simon A. Napier and Bruce Bastin"

In case anybody wonders why the 1978 edition of the Flyright LP has "(p) 1973" on its labels: The "need for putting '(P) 1973' on the label comes about because of the passage of the amending 1978 US copyright act" (Bob Eagle):
§ 303. Duration of copyright: Works created but not published or copyrighted before January 1, 1978
(a) Copyright in a work created before January 1, 1978, but not theretofore in the public domain or copyrighted, subsists from January 1, 1978, and endures for the term provided by section 302. In no case, however, shall the term of copyright in such a work expire before December 31, 2002; and, if the work is published on or before December 31, 2002, the term of copyright shall not expire before December 31, 2047.
12 page booklet









Piedmont PLP 13159 (1963)

12 page booklet







= Gryphon GLP 13159 (on
cover), Chesapeake CLP
13159 (on label), Richland
(on notes) (1964)
[Dick Spottswood label founded
soon after he "left" Music Research,
Inc./Piedmont Records]

Piedmont discography








= Flyright LP 101 (UK 1973)






= Flyright LP 101 (1978)

Flyright discography

13160
(196?)
Jolly Joe And His Jug Band
First new jug band in the traditional style .....

- Borrow Love And Go (Trad.) #
- Jug In The Shade (Coltman-Bussard) #
- Cider Time Rag (Coltman-Bussard) #
- Black Cat Moan (Coltman) #
- Coal Tipple Blues (Coltman-Bussard) #
- Scattin' Rag (Coltman-Bussard) #

- High Sheriff Blues (Bussard)
- Goofus Rag (Coltman-Bussard)
- Jolly Jug Blues (Bussard)
- Careless Love Blues (Trad.)
- What She's Got (Bussard) #
- Basement Blues (Coltman-Bussard) #

Joe Bussard (Jolly Joe), Bob Coltman, Oscar Myers, Jerry Marcum

# on Fonotone CDs

Fonotone 78 rpm




Piedmont PLP 13160

5 CD set

Dust To Digital CD

www.fonotone.com

13161
(1964)
Mississippi John Hurt
Worried Blues


- Lazy Blues
- Farther Along
- Sliding Delta
- Nobody Cares For Me
- Cow Hooking Blues No. 2

- Talking Casey
- Weeping And Wailing
- Worried Blues
- Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
- I Been Cryin' Since You Been Gone

rec. by P.V. Kuykendall, Wynwood Recording Studio, on March 14, 15 and 21, 1964; produced by Dick Spottswood

Mississippi John Hurt discography

notes by Robert Shelton
and Dick Spottswood



Piedmont PLP 13161

notes by Robert Shelton
and Dick Spottswood



= Chesapeake CLP 13161
[Dick Spottswood label founded
soon after he "left" Music Research,
Inc./Piedmont Records]

original notes by Robert
Shelton and Dick Spottswood



reissued and distributed
19?? by OJL
"Mississippi John Hurt,
1964
(Volume II of the
Original Recordings
'Worried Blues')"

notes by Eric Park

= OJL 8054

notes by David Brown

= Rounder CD 1082 (1991)
"Worried Blues 1963"
["1963" ?]

www.rounder.com


= Vivid Sound VSCD-131
(Jp 2001)

13162
(1964)
Rev. Robert Wilkins
Memphis Gospel Singer

The Original 1964 Recordings

- Jesus Will Fix It Allright
- Thank You, Jesus
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- Do Lord Remember Me
- Here Am I, Send Me

- The Prodigal Son
- Jesus Said If You Go
- I'm Going Home To My Heavenly King

rec. by Peter V. Kuykendall, Wynwood Recording Studio; prod. by Music Research, Inc.

Robert Wilkins discography

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Piedmont PLP 13162

notes by Dick Spottswood
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Piedmont PLP 13162

click to enlarge !
= Origin Jazz Library
OJL 8052 (1984)
"The Prodigal Son"

click to enlarge !
= Origin Jazz Library
OJL 8052 (19??)
"The Legendary Piedmont
Recordings"



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour and Max Hoeffner for additional info /scans

Dick Spottswood with Mississippi John Hurt; Front cover of Steve Cushing's forthcoming [July 2014] book 'Pioneers of the Blues Revival'; click to enlarge !
Dick Spottswood with Mississippi John Hurt
Front cover of Steve Cushing's forthcoming [July 2014] book "Pioneers of the Blues Revival"

 

Stefan Wirz


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