Y A N K   R A C H E L L; from back cover of Blind Pig BP-1986
Hamburg, Germany, February 1978
source: Blues Forum Nr. 11 (1983), p. 8
photographer: Axel Küstner
Y A N K   R A C H E L L; source: Cohn 1993, p. 75 (Frank Driggs collection)
source: Cohn 1993, p. 75 (Frank Driggs collection)

Yank Rachell
James "Yank" Rachell
b. March 16, 1910 in Brownsville, Tennessee
d. April 9, 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana

discography
Y A N K   R A C H E L L; source: Back cover of Blind Pig BP-1986
source: Back cover of Blind Pig BP-1986
photographer: Ira Landgarten

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

Yank Rachell 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
   

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too (55531-2)

rec. September 17, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
11929John Estes

- Diving Duck Blues (55596-2) *
- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair (55581-1) #

# rec. September 24, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Johnny Hardge, p; James Rachell, mand
* rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography




Victor V38549


# = Bluebird B7849
(Rev. by Sonny
Boy Nelson)

* = Bluebird B7677

21929John Estes

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too (55531-3) #
- Black Mattie Blues (36335-1) *

# rec. Memphis, TN, September 26, 1929; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. October 2, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; "Tee", hca; James Rachell, mand

Sleepy John Estes discography




Victor V38582
31929John Estes - James Rachel

- T-Bone Steak Blues (56336-2) *
- Little Sarah (55597-2) #

# rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; James Rachell, voc, mand; John Estes, g; 'Tee', Jab Jones, p (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. October 2, 1929 in Memphis, TN; James Rachell, voc, mand; John Estes, g; "Tee", hca

Victor V38595
41930John Estes

- Milk Cow Blues (59918-2) #
- Street Car Blues (59919-2)

rec. May 13, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor V38614


# = Bluebird B7677

51930Noah Lewis

- New Minglewood Blues (64737-2) #
- Bad Luck's My Buddy (64739-2) *

# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; James Rachell, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. November 28, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; Ham Lewis, j

Victor 23266
61930John Estes

- Expressman Blues (59934-2) #
- Sweet Mama (62550-2) *

# rec. May 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)
* rec. May 30, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor 23318
   

- Wadie Green Blues (59935-2)


rec. May 17, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
71930John Estes

- Whatcha doin'? (59967-2)
- Poor John Blues (59968-2)

rec. May 21, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor 38628
81930John Estes

- Stack O' Dollars (62547-2)
- My Black Gal Blues (62548-2)

rec. May 30, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Sleepy John Estes discography


Victor 23397
   

- Ninety Pound Mama (62549-2)

rec. May 30, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, voc, mand (Three J's Jug Band)

Victor unissued
91934?The Memphis Jug Band / Noah Lewis and his Jug Band

The Memphis Jug Band
- Stonewall Blues (62542- ) *   @ youtube

Noah Lewis and his Jug Band
- Ticket Agent Blues (64736-2) #   @ youtube

# rec. November 26, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Noah Lewis, voc, hca; John Estes, g; James Rachell, mand; Ham Lewis, j
* rec. May 29, 1930 in Memphis, TN; Will Shade, voc, g; Ben Ramey, kazoo; Charlie Burse, g; Hambone Lewis, j



Bluebird B5675
10193?John Estes

- Milk Cow Blues (59918-2) #
- Diving Duck Blues (55596-2) *

# rec. May 13, 1930 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand
* rec. September 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Jab Jones, p; James Rachell, mand
(* This reissue may use a different take than the original Victor V38549)

Sleepy John Estes discography

# Victor V38614
* Victor V38549


Bluebird B7677

11193?John Estes / Sonny Boy Nelson

- The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair (55581-1) #
- Long Tall Woman (02597-1) *

# rec. September 24, 1929 in Memphis, TN; John Estes, voc, g; Johnny Hardge, p; James Rachell, mand
(This reissue may use a different take than the original Victor V38549)
* rec. October 15, 1936 in New Orleans; Sonny Boy Nelson, voc, g; Willie Harris Jr, g

Sleepy John Estes discography


# Victor V38549


Bluebird B7849

121934Poor Jim with Dan Jackson

- Stack O'Dollars Blues (14789-2)
- Sugar Farm Blues (14788-1)   @ youtube

rec. February 6, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Dan Smith, g

Dan Smith discography


Banner 33007


= Conqueror 8355


= Melodeon 12958

= Oriole 8319

Perfect 0273

Romeo 5319

131934Poor Jim

- Blue And Worried Woman (14779-1) #
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues (14792-2) *

# rec. February 5, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc; self or Dan Smith, g
* rec. February 6, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Dan Smith, g

Dan Smith discography


Banner 33047
= Melodeon 13009
= Oriole 8333
Perfect 0278


= Romeo 5333

141934Yank Rachel and Dan Smith

- Night Latch Blues (14791-1)
- Gravel Road Woman (14793-2)

rec. February 6, 1934 in New York City; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Dan Smith, g

Dan Smith discography




Vocalion 02649
151938Sonny Boy Williamson

- My Little Cornelius (020110- )
- Sunny Land (020115- ) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Walter Davis, p; Yank Rachell, mand, # poss sp; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7500

= Montgomery Ward
M7504

161938Walter Davis

- I Hear My Baby Crying (020106-1)
- Walking The Avenue (020107-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; # Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7512

= Montgomery Ward
M7507

171938Yank Rachell

- J.L. Dairy Blues (020126- ) *
- Rachel Blues (020127- )

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; * Elijah Jones, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

Bluebird B7525
181938Elijah Jones / Washboard Sam

Elijah Jones
- Stuff Stomp (020125-1) #
Washboard Sam
- Down At The Old Village Store (020148-1) *


# rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Elijah Jones, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, voc interjections
* rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Arnett Nelson, cl; Black Bob, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; George Barnes, eg; Washboard Sam, voc, washb

Bluebird B7526

= Montgomery Ward
M7500

191938Sonny Boy Williamson

- You Can Lead Me (020112- ) *
- I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away (020116- ) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, * mand, # g; * Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7536

* Montgomery Ward
M7765

201938Walter Davis

- If You Only Understand (020105-1) * []
- Easy Goin' Mama (020108-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, # g, [] mand

Bluebird B7551

= Bluebird B7996

* Montgomery Ward
M7506

211938Elijah Jones

- Big Boat (020121-1)
- Only Boy Child (020122-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Elijah Jones, voc, g; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7565
221938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Miss Louisa Blues (020114- )
- Until My Love Come Down (020119- ) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand, poss sp; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7576

# Montgomery Ward
M7766

231938Walter Davis

- When Nights Are Lonesome (020102-1)
- Million-Dollar Baby (020103-1)

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7589
241938Yank Rachell / Washboard Sam

Yank Rachell - I'm Wild And Crazy As Can Be (020129- ) *
Washboard Sam
- My Woman's A Sender (020141-1) #


* rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; * unknown, 2nd voc
# rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Arnett Nelson, cl; Black Bob, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; Washboard, Sam, voc, washb
* Bluebird B7602


Montgomery Ward
M7498

251938Yank Rachell

- Lake Michigan Blues (020128- ) #
- I'm Wild And Crazy As Can Be (020129- ) *

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, # mand, * g; # Elijah Jones, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; * unknown, 2nd voc

Bluebird B7602

* Montgomery Ward
M7498

261938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Moonshine (020113-1) #
- Beauty Parlor (020118- ) *

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, g, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7603

# Montgomery Ward
M7765

* Montgomery Ward
M7766

271938Elijah Jones

- Katy Fly (020120-1)
- Mean Actin' Mama (020124-1) #

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Elijah Jones, voc, g; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7616
281938Walter Davis

- I Did Everything I Could (020101-1) #
- Candy Man (020104-1) *

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; # Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7643

* Montgomery Ward
M7506

291938Elijah Jones / Washboard Sam

Elijah Jones
- Lonesome Man (020123-1) #
Washboard Sam
- The Gal I Love (020149-1) *


# rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Elijah Jones, voc, g; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Yank Rachell, mand
* rec. March 14, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Black Bob, p; Big Bill Broonzy, g; George Barnes, eg; unknown, imb; Washboard Sam, voc, washb

Bluebird B7655

= Montgomery Ward
M7939

301938Walter Davis

- If You Ever Get Lonesome (020100-1)
- Friendless (020109-1)

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7663
311938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Decoration Blues (020111- )
- Down South (020117-1)

rec. March 13, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7665
321938Walter Davis

- Angel Child - Part 2 (020834-1)
- 13 Highway (020835-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7693

= Montgomery Ward
M7762

331938Yank Rachell

- It's All Over (020852-1)
- My Mind Got Bad (020853-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; prob Joe Williams, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

Bluebird B7694
341938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Honey Bee Blues (020842-1) #
- Whiskey Headed Blues (020844-1) *

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; # Walter Davis, p; Yank Rachell, # g, * mand, * poss sp; Joe Williams, g, * poss sp

Bluebird B7707

Montgomery Ward
M7940

351938Joe Williams

- Get Your Head Trimmed Down (020854-1)   @ youtube
- Haven't Seen No Whiskey (020856-1) #   @ youtube

rec. June 17, 1938 in Aurora, Il.; 'Jackson' Joe Williams, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, sp; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

this is not the musician known as "Big Joe Williams"!

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Bluebird B7719
361938Yank Rachel

- When You Feel Down And Out (020850-1)
- Texas Tommy (020851-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; prob Joe Williams, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

Bluebird B7731
371938Walter Davis

- Just Tell Me Your Trouble (020840-1)
- Call Me Anytime (020841-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7745

= Montgomery Ward
M7764

381938Sonny Boy Williamson

- You Give An Account (020846-1)
- You've Been Foolin' Round Town (020848-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7756

Montgomery Ward
M7941

391938Joe Williams

- Peach Orchard Mama (020855-1) #   @ Spotify
- Goin' Up The Mountain (020857-1)   @ Spotify

rec. June 17, 1938 in Aurora, IL; 'Jackson' Joe Williams, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, sp; # Sonny Boy Williamson, hca

this is not the musician known as "Big Joe Williams"!

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Bluebird B7770
401938Walter Davis

- What Is Wrong With You (020838-1)
- Love Will Kill You (020839-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, mand

Bluebird B7792

= Montgomery Ward
M7763

411938Sonny Boy Williamson

- My Baby I've Been Your Slave (020843- ) #
- Deep Down In The Ground (020849-1) *

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; # Walter Davis, p; Yank Rachell, * g, # mand; # Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7805

Montgomery Ward
M7592

421938Walter Davis

- Homesick (020836-1)
- If You Treat Me Right (020837-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Walter Davis, voc, p; Yank Rachell, g

Bluebird B7836

= Montgomery Ward
M7591

431938Sonny Boy Williamson

- Lord, Oh Lord Blues (020845-1)
- Shannon Street Blues (020847-1)

rec. June 17, 1938 at Leland Hotel, Aurora, IL; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Yank Rachell, mand; Joe Williams, g

Bluebird B7847

Montgomery Ward
M7589

441941Yank Rachell

- It Seem Like A Dream (064105-1) #
- 38 Pistol Blues (064107-1) *

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca. # voc, * sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; * unknown, sp

Bluebird B8732

* RCA Victor 20-2955

451941Yank Rachell

- Hobo Blues (064104-1) *
- Biscuit Baking Woman (064109-1)

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, * sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb

Bluebird B8768
461941Yank Rachell

- Insurance Man Blues (064110-1)   @ youtube
- Up North Blues (There's A Reason) (064111-1) *

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, * sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; unknown, sp

Bluebird B8796
461941Yank Rachell

- Army Man Blues (064106-1)
- Worried Blues (064108-1)

rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; unknown, sp

Bluebird B8840
481941Yank Rachell

- Tappin' That Thing (070471-1)
- Yellow Yam Blues (070470-1)   @ youtube

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb

Bluebird B8951
491941Yank Rachell

- Loudella Blues (070476-1) *
- Rainy Day Blues (070472-1)   @ youtube

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, * sp; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb



Bluebird B8993
501941Yank Rachell

- Peach Tree Blues (070473-1)
- She Loves Who She Please (070474-1)

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb

Bluebird B9033
511941Yank Rachell

- Bye Bye Blues (070475-1)
- Katy Lee Blues (070477-1)

rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb



Bluebird B34-0715
521941Yank Rachell

- 38 Pistol Blues (064107-1) #
- Tappin' That Thing (070471-1) *

# rec. April 3, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca, # sp; William Mitchell, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb; # unknown, sp
* rec. December 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Alfred Elkins, b cano; Washboard Sam, washb
# Bluebird B8732
* Bluebird B8951


RCA Victor 20-2955


EP / LP / CD compilations
531952Anthology Of American Folk Music
Volume Three: Songs


LP 1:
- The Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley
- East Virginia - Buell Kazee
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
- I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford

- Mountaineer's Courtship - Ernest and Hattie Stoneman
- The Spanish Merchant's Daughter - The Stoneman Family
- Bob Lee Junior Blues - The Memphis Jug Band
- Single Girl, Married Girl - The Carter Family
- Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Clemo Breaux and Joseph Falcon
- Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

- Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell


LP 2:
- Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
- Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- 99 Year Blues - Julius Daniels
- Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- C'est Si Triste Sans Lui - Cleoma and Orphy Breaux w/ Joe Falcon

- Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon
- Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave Macon
- Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt [OKeh 8692]
- K.C. Moan - The Memphis Jug Band
- Train On The Island - J.P. Nestor
- The Lone Star Trail - Ken Manyard
- Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas


edited by Harry Smith
2 LP set
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Folkways FP-253

2 LP set
click to enlarge !
= Folkways FA 2953


1997 re-released as 6 CD
box set by Smithsonian
Folkways

2 LP set
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= Doxy DOY627 (It 2009)

53a1962The Great Jug Bands

Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Heart Breakin' Blues
- Goin' To Germany
Memphis Minnie and Her Jug Band
- Grandpa And Grandma Blues
Birmingham Jug Band
- Getting Ready For Trial
- German Blues
Jack Kelly and His South Memphis Jug Band
- Cold Iron Bed
- Red Ripe Tomatoes
Whistler and His Jug Band
- The Jug Band Special

Memphis Jug Band
- Coal Oil Blues
- Jug Band Waltz
Elder Richard Bryant's Sanctified Singers
- Come Over Here
Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Garden Of Joy Blues
Kentucky Jug Band
- Walkin' Cane Stomp

Noah Lewis's Jug Band
- New Minglewood Blues #
- Ticket Agent Blues #
Memphis Sheiks
- He's In The Jailhouse Now


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Sam Charters
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Origin Jazz Library OJL 4

OJL discography

53b196?Blues Classics
by Sonny Boy Williamson


- Groundhog Blues
- Collector Man

- Until My Love Come Down #
- You Give An Account #
- Western Union Man
- Shotgun Blues
- Welfare Store
- She Don't Love Me That Way

- Black Panter Blues
- Bad Luck Blues
- My Black Name
- Jivin' The Blues
- My Little Machine
- Joe Louis And John Henry
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Check Up On My Baby


# with Yank Rachell

Blues Classics BC 3


Blues Classics discography

541964Yank 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; 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
Front cover photo by Ray Flerlage

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77 LA 12-27 (UK 1964)

77 Records discography

notes by Bob Koester
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click to enlarge !
= Delmar(k) DE-608 (US)

click to enlarge !
= Delmark DL-608

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

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= Trio PA-3048 (Jp 1974)

click to enlarge !
= 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)

54a1964Sleepy 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 # [] [previously unissued]
- Al Rawls # [previously unissued]

rec. March 3, 1964 in Chicago; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; # Yank Rachell, mand; # Hammie Nixon, hca; [] Mike Bloomfield, g; prod. by Robert G. Koester

Sleepy John Estes discography

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77 LA 12-27 (UK 1964)

77 discography

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

click to enlarge !
= Delmark DL-608

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

click to enlarge !
= Trio PA-3048 (Jp 1974)

click to enlarge !
= 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)

551965Sleepy 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; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand; Ransom Knowling, b

Sleepy John Estes discography

notes by Bob Koester
click to enlarge !
Delmark DS-613

click to enlarge !
(=) Delmark CD DD-613

561965Walter Davis

- If You Ever Get Lonesome
- I Did Everything I Could

- I Hear My Baby Crying
- Easy Goin' Mama

notes by Michael Vernon



RCA RCX 7169
56a1965The 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

Newport Folk Festival discography

click to enlarge !
Vanguard VRS 9180 (mono)
= VSD 79180 (stereo)

= King SR-187 (Jp 1968)

56b1965Newport Folk Festival 1964
Evening Concerts Vol. 1


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

Sleepy John Estes
- 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. July 25, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug; Yank Rachell, mand

Newport Folk Festival discography

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Vanguard VRS-9184 (mono)
VSD-79184 (stereo)

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

click to enlarge !
= King/Vanguard SH-225
(Jp)

56c1965Bluebird Blues 1933-46

RCA Victor LPV-518 / RCA RD-7786 track sequence:
Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
- Mean Mistreater Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Blues
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff °°
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine

Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues °°
- Brown Skin Girl

Sleepy John Estes
- Lawyer Clark Blues °°
- Little Laura Blues °°
Arthur Crudup
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jersey Belle Blues
- Crowing Rooster Blues


reissue prod. by Brad McCuen; °° = tracks not on RCA 430.701

RCA 430.701 track sequence:
Frank Stokes
- It Won't Be Long Now °°
Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
- Mean Mistreater Blues
Leroy Carr
- Ain't It A Shame °°
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Blues
Curtis Jones
- Drinking And Thinking Blues °°

Curtis Jones
- School Mate Blues °°
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
Tommy McClennan
- Brown Skin Girl
Arthur Crudup and Joe McCoy
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jersey Belle Blues
- Crowing Rooster Blues


compiled by Bert Bradfield; °° = tracks not on RCA Victor LPV-518 / RCA RD-7786
notes by Lawrence Cohn
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RCA Victor LPV-518 (1965)

notes by Lawrence Cohn
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

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= RCA RD-7786 (UK 1965)

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click to enlarge !
(not =) RCA 430.701
(Fr 1966)
"Blue Bird Blues (1928-
1942)"
(Treasury Of Jazz #61)

56d1966Blues Roots / Mississippi

Tommy Johnson
- Canned Heat Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- Big Road Blues
Mississippi Jook Band
- Barbecue Bust
Joe Williams
- My Grey Pony
Bo Carter
- Cigarette Blues
- All Around Man

Robert Johnson
- I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
- Honeymoon Blues
Charlie McCoy
- That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away
Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Man
Robert Petway
- Bertha Lee Blues

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Miss Louisa Blues #
- Until My Love Come Down #

# with Yank Rachell
compiled and annotated
by Samuel Charters

RBF RF 14

RBF discography

571966American Folk Blues Festival '66

Vol. 1: Amiga 855114
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking

Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It #
Big Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete

Junior Wells
- Sheckin' On My Baby [sic]
- Vietnam Blues []
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie []
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly

Vol. 2: Amiga 855126
Otis Rush
- It Takes Time []
Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time []
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault (actually "Sweet Little Angel")
Little Brother Montgomery
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie []

Yank Rachell with Sleepy John Estes, g
- Yellow Jam Blues [] #

Junior Wells
- Over Yonders Walls []
Sippie Wallace
- Women Keep Your Mouth Shut []
Junior Wells
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Feeling Happy []


[] not on Fontana 885 431 BY

Fontana 885 431 BY
Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking

Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It #
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault [actually "Sweet Little Angel"]

Junior Wells
- Checkin' On My Baby
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- Roll 'Em Pete


# rec. October 16, 1966 at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, voc, mand

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 1 Amiga 855114
(DDR 1969)

= Amiga CD 82876-63060-2
(2004)

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
click to enlarge !

click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 2 Amiga 855126
(DDR 1969)

click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
= Amiga CD 82876-63061-2
(2004)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana 885 431 BY

= Fontana 681 533 TL


Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 65-66


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

L + R discography

581968The Chicago House Bands

Frank Tannehill
- Door Bell Blues
- Parted Down Blues
Tampa Red
- I'll Try To Forget
- She Loves Just Right
- The Woman I Love
- Lulu Mae
Washboard Sam
- Every Tub Stands On Its Own Bottom

Washboard Sam
- Brown And Yellow Woman Blues
- She Belongs To The Devil
William 'Jazz' Gillum
- No Friend Blues
- From Now On
- Long Razor Blues

Yank Rachel
- Peach Tree Blues
- She Loves Who She Pleases



Sunflower ET-1401

Sunflower discography

591968Missouri and Tennessee 1924-1937

Missouri
Charley Jordan
- Raidin' Squad
The Two Charlies
- Got Your Water On
- Don't Put Your Dirty Hands On Me
Henry Spaulding
- Biddle Street Blues
Stovepipe No. 1
- Lonesome John
- Fisher's Hornpipe
Henry Townsend
- She's Got A Mean Disposition
Stovepipe No. 1 & David Crockett
- A Woman Gets Tired Of The Same Man All The Time


Tennessee
Hambone Willie Newbern
- Hambone Willie's Dreamy-eyed Woman's Blues
- Way Down In Arkansas
Banjo Joe
- My Money Never Runs Out
Rosie Mae Moore
- Staggering Blues

James "Yank" Rachel
- Little Sarah
- T-Bone Steak Blues
Charlie Pickett
- Crazy 'bout My Black Gal

Memphis Jug Band
- Evergreen Money Blues



Roots RL 310

Roots discography

601968Down With The Game Vol. 3

Big Bill (Broonzy)
- C & A Blues
Devil's Daddy In Law (Floyd Council)
- Lookin' For My Baby
Sonny Boy Nelson
- Low Down

Yank Rachell & Dan Smith
- Night Latch Blues
- Gravel Road Blues
Frank Stokes
- Mistreatin' Blues
(Big) Joe Williams
- Meet Me Around The Corner

Walter Roland
- Piano Stomp
Will Batts
- Cheatin' Woman
- Cadillac Baby
Lucille Bogan
- Shave 'Em Dry
Devil's Daddy In Law (Floyd Council)
- I Don't Want No Hungry Woman
Sam Montgomery
- I'm Through With You
Charlie Pickett
- Trembling Blues







Down With The Game
D 203

DWTG discography

611968Down With The Game Vol. 5
Vintage Country Blues

Walter Roland
- Cold Blooded Murder
Sam Montgomery
- Honey Dripper
- Mercy Mercy Blues
Jazz Gillum
- Sarah Jane
- I Want You By My Side
George Noble
- New Milk Cow Blues
Hattie Hudson
- Doggone My Good Luck Soul

J. T. 'Funny Papa' Smith
- Howling Wolf Blues part 1
- Howling Wolf Blues part 2
Walter Roland
- Sail On Little Girl No.2
George Noble
- Dozing Blues

Yank Rachel
- Lake Michigan Blues
Albert Clemens
- Policy Blues
Big Bill Broonzy (with George Barnes lead guitar)
- You Know I Got A Reason









Down With The Game D 205

DWTG discography

621969Vintage Country Blues Vol. 6

Scrapper Blackwell
Big Bill Broonzy
- Something Good
Bumble Bee Slim
- Everybody's Fishing
Tommy Griffin
- Mistreatin' Papa
- Snake Hipping Blues
Frank James
- Springback Papa


Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Robert Petway
- Let Me Be Your Boss
Josh White
- Cherry Picker
- Pigmeat And Whiskey Blues
Joe Williams
- Crawlin' King Snake
Blind Squire Turner
- She Ain't No Girl Of Mine
- Pitty-Pat Blues

Down With The Game D 206

DWTG discography

631969Up 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

647/1969Sonny Boy Williamson: Sonny Boy And His Pals

- Tell Me Baby (with Walter Davis & Big Bill Broonzy)
- Honey Bee Blues (with Walter Davis & Big Bill Broonzy)
- Decoration Day Blues No. 2 (with Joshua Altheimer & Fred Williams)
- Love Me Baby (with Big Bill Broonzy, Blind John Davis & Alfred Elkins)
- I'm Gonna Catch You Soon (with Ransom Knowling & Blind John Davis)
- Miss Stella Brown Blues (with Blind John Davis, Ted Summitt & Armand Jump Jackson)
- Desperado Woman Blues (with Blind John Davis, Ted Summitt & Armand Jump Jackson)


- Lonesome Man Blues (with Elijah Jones, Yank Rachell & unknown accompanist)
- I'm Wild and Crazy As I Can Be (with Elijah Jones & Yank Rachell)
- Army Man Blues (with Yank Rachell, William Mitchell & Washboard Sam)
- Tappin' That Thing (with Yank Rachell, Alfred Elkins & Washboard Sam)
- Worried Blues (with Yank Rachell, William Mitchell & Washboard Sam)
- 38 Pistol (with Yank Rachell, William Mitchell & Washboard Sam)
- Vitamin A Blues (with Joe Williams & Jump Jackson)

notes by David Harrison
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Saydisk Matchbox SDR 169
651969?The Blues In Memphis 1927-1939

Sleepy John Estes
- Drop Down Mama
- Married Woman Blues
Allen Shaw
- I Couldn't Help It
Robert Wilkins
- New Stock Yard Blues

Yank Rachell
- Gravel Road Woman
Furry Lewis
- Falling Down Blues
Beale Street Shieks
- Mr. Crump Don't Like It

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
- That Will Be Alright
- Goin' Back To Texas
Vol Stevens
- Vol Stevens Blues
Minnie Wallace
- The Old Folks Started It
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Viola Lee Blues
Jack Kelly
- Flower Blues
Will Weldon
- Hitch Me To Your Buggy And Drive Me Like A Mule


front cover design by Marina Bokelman
notes by Dave [sic] Evans
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Origin Jazz Library OJL-21

OJL discography

661970Travellin' This Lonesome Road
An Anthology Of The Victor/Bluebird Catalogues

Luke Jordan
- Church Bells Blues #
- Pick Poor Robin Clean #
Blind Willie McTell
- Mr. McTell's Got The Blues
Memphis Jug Band
- She Stays Out All Night Long

James Rachel
- Sweet Mama
Clifford Gibson
- Jive Me Blues
- She Rolls It Slow
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Pretty Mama Blues

Walter Davis
- Travellin' This Lonesome Road
- Sad And Lonesome Blues

Elijah Jones
- Katy Fly
- Mean Actin' Mama
Joe Williams
- Get Your Head Trimmed Down
- Peach Orchard Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Early In The Morning
- Project Highway


# previously unissued first takes
notes by Neil Slaven


click to read liner notes !
RCA International (Camden)
INT 1175
= RCA 731.046 (Fr)
66a1970Sonny Boy Williamson: Bluebird Blues

- Honey Bee Blues #
- Whiskey Headed Blues #
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues #
- Shannon Street Blues #
- You've Been Foolin' Round Downstairs #
- Deep Down In The Ground #
- Number Five Blues
- Christmas Morning Blues

- Susie Q
- Bluebird Blues Part 2
- Little Girl Blues
- Low Down Ways
- Goodbye Red
- The Right Kind Of Life
- Insurance Man Blues
- Rainy Day Blues


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Neil Slaven

RCA Int 1088 (G)

= RCA 731.014 (Fr)

671970Memphis Blues (1927-1939) Vol. 2

Memphis Minnie
- Squat It
Kansas Joe McCoy
- Someday I'll Be In The Clay
Jack Kelly's South Memphis Jug Band
- Highway 61 Blues - No. 2
Blind Clyde Church
- Number Nine Blues
- Pneumatic Blues
Rosie Mae Moore
- Mad Dog Blues
Little Buddy Doyle
- Hard Scufflin' Blues
- Renewed Love Blues


Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
- Sweet Mama
Furry Lewis
- Good Looking Girl Blues
Will Batts
- Country Woman
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never Runs Out
- Prison Wall Blues
Casey Bill Weldon
- Blues Everywhere I Go
- Somebody's Got To Go
The Three Stripped Gears
- 1931 Depression Blues
click to enlarge !
Roots RL 329

Roots discography

681970Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936

Will Batts
- Highway No. 61 Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Ain't No Use You Tryin' To Tell On Me
Hattie Hart
- Coldest Stuff In Town

Yank Rachell & Dan Smith
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Soo Cow Soo
The Two Charlies
- I Couldn't Stay Here
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Joliet Bound
Memphis Minnie
- Drunken Barrel House Blues
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Memphis Minnie
- That'll Be Alright
Kansas Joe Mccoy
- Something Gonna Happen To You
Gus Cannon
- Can You Blame The Colored Man
Jim Jackson & Co.
- Jim Jackson's Jamboree
San Townsend
- Lily Kimball Blues
notes by Stephen Calt, Nick
Perls, Michael Stewart
click to enlarge!

click to enlarge!
Yazoo L 1021

= CD 1021 YAZ [1991]
Shanachie Blues
"Out of Production"

Yazoo discography

69197?Hometown Skiffle
Early Folk Blues   Vol. 2

Beale Street Sheiks
- You Shall
Excelsior Quartette
- Jelly Roll Blues
Mississippi Sheiks
- Too Long
Napoleon Fletcher
- She Showed It All
Hokum Boys
- I'm Gonna Get It
Ol Ced Odom & Lil "Diamonds" Hardaway
- Derbytown
Paramount All Stars
- Hometown Skiffle - part 1
- Hometown Skiffle - part 2

Beale Street Sheiks
- It's A Good Thing
Excelsior Quartette
- Kitchen Mechanic Blues
Winston Holmes and Charlie Turner
- Skinner
Bumble Bee Slim
- Slave Man Blues
Hokum Boys
- Keep Your Mind On It
Tampa Red and The Chicago Five
- Stop Truckin' And Suzi-Q

Yank Rachell
- Texas Tommy
The Delta Boys
- Every Time My Heart Beats



Matchbox SDR 206
70197?Lake Michigan Blues 1934-1941

Robert Nighthawk
- Don't Mistreat Your Woman

Yank Rachell
- Lake Michigan Blues
Tampa Red
- Worried Devil Blues

Elijah Jones
- Stuff Stomp
Robert Nighthawk
- Lonesome World
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Bluebird Blues
Tampa Kid
- Baby Please Don't Go
Robert Nighthawk
- Take It Easy Baby

Robert Nighthawk
- G Man
Milton Sparks
- I Wake Up In The Morning
Tampa Red
- She Don't Know My Mind, Pt. 2

Yank Rachell
- I'm Wild And Crazy As I Can Be
Robert Nighthawk
- Sweet Pepper Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Jackson Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Little Boy Blue
Robert Nighthawk
- Friar's Point Blues



Nighthawk 105

Nighthawk discography

711973Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachell: 1929-30 Sessions

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Milk Cow Blues

- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O'dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama

Sleepy John Estes discography


Roots RSE 4

Roots discography

721973Yank Rachell

- Tappin' That Thing * []
- Pack My Clothes And Go #
- Skinny Woman Blues #
- Matchbox Blues #
- Texas Tony * []
- Des Moines, Iowa #

- Shotgun Blues * []
- Sugar Farm Blues #
- Diving Duck Blues * []
- Wadie Green #
- Peach Tree Blues *

rec. 1973 in Indianapolis, IN; James Rachell, voc, # g, * mand; [] Backwards Sam Firks (Michael Stewart), g
click read notes !

click read notes !
Blue Goose BG 2010

Blue Goose discography


= Random Chance RCD-2
(US 1999)   [Label owner Rick
Congress: "Unfortunately, the
licenses I bought for two Yank
Rachell albums have long expired."
]

72a1975Windy City Blues
The Transition: 1935 to 1953

Pinetop [Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks]
- Every Day I Have The Blues
State Street Boys
- Sweet To Mama
Washboard Sam
- Easy Ridin' Mama
Robert Lee McCoy
- Prowlin' Nighthawk

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Sunnyland #
- My Little Cornelius #
Robert Lockwood
- Black Spider Blues
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby

Guitar Pete Franklin
- Down Behind The Rise
- Casey Brown Blues
Tampa Red
- Green And Lucky Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Dust My Broom
Tony Hollins
- Fishin' Blues
- Wino Woman
Johnny Shines
- Please Don't


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Leroy Pierson


click to read liner notes !




Nighthawk 101

Nighthawk discography

72b1976Great Bluesmen Newport

Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie
- Levee Camp Blues
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
- My Baby Done Changed The Lock On The Door
John Lee Hooker with Bill Lee on bass
- Tupelo
- Bus Station Blues
Son House
- Son Blues
- Death Letter Blues #
- Pony Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Mailman Blues
- Clean Up At Home
Doc Reese
- Hey Rattler / Oh My Lord
Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Trouble, I've Had It All My Day
Skip James
- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
- Cherry Ball Blues
- Illinois Blues
The Reverend Gary Davis
- Death Don't Have No Mercy
Willie Doss
- Catfish Blues
- I Had A Woman
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Lord, I'm Going Down South
- If The River Was Whiskey
Lightnin' Hopkins with Samuel Lay
- Cotten Fields Blues
- Shake That Thing

gatefold inner sleeve, left side; click to enlarge !gatefold inner sleeve, right side; click to read Maynard Solomon notes !
gatefold inner sleeve of Vanguard VSD 77/78

# note on CD 77/78: "due to compact disc time restrictions some songs on the original album are not included in this package"

Newport Folk Festival discography

DLP
notes by Maynard Solomon
click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
Vanguard VSD 77/78

click to enlarge !
King/Vanguard LAX-155
(Jp 1976)

notes by Samuel Charters
click to enlarge !
= Vanguard CD 77/78 (1991)
2 LPs on 1 CD #
Great Bluesmen At
Newport 1959-1965

72c197?Real Bluesmen & Folksingers

LP 1:
- Dog Me Around - Howlin' Wolf
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Curtis Jones
- Red River - Sonny Terry
- See See Rider - Lightnin' Hopkins

- Texas Tony - Yank Rachell

- Bad Boy - John Lee Hooker
- In The Wee Wee Hours - Junior Wells
- Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do - Big Joe Williams
- The Gallis Pole - Leadbelly
- Pretty Boy Floyd - Woody Guthrie
- Dust My Blues - Elmore James



LP 2:
- Prison Blues Come Down On Me - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Baby, Please Lend Me Your Love - Otis Spann, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- Crying At Daybreak - Howlin' Wolf
- The House Carpenter - Pete Seeger

- Buffalo Skinners - Woody Guthrie
- Rambling On My Mind - 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Gonna Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- So Glad I'm Livin' - Sleepy John Estes
- Looky, Looky Younder - Leadbelly
- Johnny Hard - Cisco Houston


BYG 20 A inner gatefold

DLP





BYG 20 A (Fr)
72d1977Indianapolis Jump@ youtube (full album playlist)

Shirley Griffith & J.T. Adams
- Maggie Campbell #   @ youtube
- Saturday Blues #   @ youtube
- Indianapolis Jump (instr) #   @ youtube
- Big Road Blues #   @ youtube

Yank Rachell & Shirley Griffith
- Mandolin Stomp (instr) []   @ youtube
J.T. Adams & Shirley Griffith
- Kill It Kid (instr) §   @ youtube
- I Don't Feel Welcome *   @ youtube
- The Hop Joint (instr) §   @ youtube
- Kentucky Guitar Blues (instr) **   @ youtube

Pete Franklin
- Lowdown Dirty Ways |||   @ youtube
- The Fives |||   @ youtube
- Penal Farm Blues ||||   @ youtube
Bertha Lee Jones
- Spanish Blues °°   @ youtube
Scrapper Blackwell
- Little Girl Blues \\   @ youtube
- Cherry (instr) \\   @ youtube
James Easley
- Big Leg Woman //   @ youtube


all tracks rec. in Indianapolis, IN by Art Rosenbaum
# rec. September 1960; Shirley Griffith, voc, g; J.T. Adams, g
[] rec. June 17, 1964; Yank Rachell, mand, sp; Shirley Griffith, g
§ rec. June 1, 1966; J.T. Adams, g; Shirley Griffith, g
* rec. September 1960; J.T. Adams, g, * voc, ** sp; Shirley Griffith, * g, ** sp
|| rec. December 24, 1963 in Indianapolis; Guitar Pete Franklin, voc, ||| p, |||| g
°° rec. June 17. 1961; Bertha Lee Jones, g
\\ rec. June 4, 1958; Scrapper Blackwell, voc, g
// rec. June 17, 1961 in Indianapolis; James Easley, voc, hca; Guitar Pete Franklin, g; Raymond Holloway, g

all photographs by Art Rosenbaum

= re-released on Dust-to-Digital DTD-06 (2006), Dust-to-Digital DTD-12 (2009), Dixiefrog DFGCD8697 (2010)

Shirley Griffith discography

Pete Franklin discographyScrapper Blackwell discography

notes by Art Rosenbaum









Flyright LP 523 (UK 1977)

Flyright discography

731977Songs of Love, Courtship, and Marriage
Folk music in America Vol. 2

- Love Is A Song - Lonnie Johnson
- That's All Right, Baby - Mose "Clear Rock" Platt
- Two Menominee Flute Songs - John Okimase

- Little Sarah - James Rachel, John Estes
- Going To Richmond - Jimmie Strothers
- Come Back To Me In My Dreams - Bill Monroe
- María, María - Lydia Mendoza Y Cuarteto Mendoza
- If One Won't, Another One Will - Carter Family
- Joe Bowers - J.C. White
- Renewed Love Blues - Little Buddy Doyle
- Your Small And Sweet - Segura And Herbert
- You Are A Little Too Small - Carolina Tar Heels
- Lily Monroe - Uncle Alex Dunford
- Midnight On The Stormy Deep - Blue Sky Boys
- The Married Man - Emry Arthur
- Emily - Sam Manning
- Three Nights In A Bar Room - Wade Mainer


ed. by Richard K. Spottswood

Library of Congress LBC 2
741978Let's Get Loose
Folk and Popular Blues Styles from the Beginning to the Early 1940s

Yank Rachell & Sonny Boy Williamson
- Peach Tree Blues
Pillie Browning
- Brownskin Woman
Johnson Boys
- Violin Blues
Modern Jazz Quartet of Norfolk
- What's The Matter Now
Buck Mountain Band
- Yodeling Blues
Hattie Hudson & Willie Tyson
- Doggone My Good Luck Soul
Clara Smith
- Let's Get Loose
George O'Connor
- Nigger Blues

Tyus & Tyus
- Dad's Old Mule
Rufus & Ben Quillan
- Keep It Clean
Leroy Carr
- Blue Night Blues
Walter Roland
- House Lady Blues
Wilbur "Joe" McCoy & Herb Morand
- I'm Cuttin' Out
Tommy McClennan
- Deep Blue Sea Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson & Big Bill Broonzy
- Love Me Baby
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues


compiled by David Evans
notes by David Evans





New World 290
74a1980Henry Townsend: "Mule"

- Bad Luck Dice
- Nothing But Trouble

- Things Have Changed #
- The Old Man's Soul
- Tears Come Rollin' Down
- It's A Hard Toad To Travel

- Talkin' Guitar Blues *

- I'm Just An Ordinary Man
- Alley Strut
- Can't You See

- Dark Clouds Rising #
- The Train Is At The Station
- Overstayed My Time


rec. 1979 in St. Louis, MO; Henry Townsend, voc, p, g; Yank Rachell, # mand, * g; Vernell Townsend, voc; Norman Merritt, g

Henry Townsend discography

Nighthawk 201 notes


notes by Leroy Pierson







Nighthawk 201


= Nighthawk NHCD-201
(1993)

Nighthawk discography

74b1982Big City Blues

Bumble Bee Slim
- Burned Down Mill
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning, School Girl
Rosetta Howard
- Let Your Linen Hang Low
Curtis Jones
- Gold Digger Blues
Doctor Clayton
- On The Killin' Floor
Jazz Gillum
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Peg Leg Howell
- Sadie Lee Blues
Texas Alexander
- Sabine River Blues

Martha Copeland
- Stole My Man Blues
Cousin Joe
- Bad Luck Blues

Walter Davis
- I Did Everything I Could
Lonnie Johnson
- Mr. Johnson Swing
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Chicago Mill Blues
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow
Jim Jackson
- My Monday Woman Blues
Leroy Carr
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground



Albatros VPA 8473

= Albatros: VC 5021 (cassette)

Albatros discography

751983James "Yank" Rachel   Vol. 1   (1934-38)
Complete recordings in chronological order

Yank Rachell with Dan Smith
- Blue And Worried Woman
- Sugar Farm Blues
- Stack O'Dollars Blues
- Night Latch Blues
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
- Gravel Road Woman
Elijah Jones with Yank Rachell
- Katy Fly
- Big Boat
- Only Boy Child
- Lonesome Man

Elijah Jones with Yank Rachell
- Mean Actin' Mama
- Stuff Stomp
Yank Rachell
- J.L. Dairy Blues
- Rachel Blues
- Lake Michigan Blues
- I'm Wild And Crazy As I Can Be
- When You Feel Down And Out
- Texas Tommy
- It's All Over
- My Mind Got Bad

notes by Paul Oliver



Wolf WSE 106

notes by Paul Oliver

= Wolf WBCD-006 (1991)

761983James "Yank" Rachel   Vol. 2   (1938-41)
Complete recordings in chronological order

- Get Your Head Trimmed Down
- Peach Orchard Mama
- Haven't Seen No Whiskey
- Goin' Up The Mountain
- Hobo Blues
- It Seems Like A Dream
- Army Man Blues
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Worried Blues
- Biscuit Baking Woman

- Insurance Man Blues
- Up North Blues (There's A Reason)
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Tappin' That Thing
- Rainy Day Blues
- Peach Tree Blues
- She Loves Who She Pleases
- Bye-bye Blues
- Loudella Blues
- Katy Lee Blues


notes by Paul Oliver



Wolf WSE 107

notes by Paul Oliver

= Wolf WBCD-007 (1991)

76a1983Memphis Harmonica Kings 1929-30
The Complete Recordings in Chronological Order of Noah Lewis and Jed Davenport

Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special (56337-2)
- Devil In The Woodpile (56338-2)
- Like I Want To Be (64734-2)

- Ticket Agent Blues (64736) #
- New Minglewood Blues (64737-2) #
- Selling The Jelly (64738)
- Bad Luck's My Buddy (64739-2)
Jed Davenport
- Selling The Jelly (C-6438)
- Talkin' Bout My Buddy (C-64739-2)

- How Long How Long Blues (m-197)
- Cow Cow Blues (M-198)
- Beale Street Breakdown (Mem-734)
- You Ought To Move Out Of Town (Mem-735)
- The Dirty Dozen (Mem-763)
- Jug Blues (Mem-764)
- Save Me Some (Mem-774)
- Piccolo Blues (Mem-775)


# with Yank Rachell

Matchbox MSE-213

Matchbox discography

771985Howard Armstrong: Louie Bluie
Film sound track

- New State Street Rag
- Nothing In This World For Me
- That'll Never Happen No More
- Ted's Stomp
- My Four Reasons
- Barushka

- 38 Pistol Blues #
- Darktown Strutter's Ball

- When He Calls Me I Will Answer
- Vine Street Drag
- My Gal Sal Medley
- State Street Rag
- Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
- Railroad Blues
- Cacklin' Hen
- Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams


CD bonus tracks:
- Vine Street Drag (The Tennessee Chocolate Drops)
- The Girl I Love

- Milk Cow Blues (Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachell) #
- When You Feel Down And Out (Yank Rachell) #

# Yank Rachell, voc, mand
notes by Marty Pahls



Arhoolie 1095


(=) Arhoolie CD 470 (1998)

Arhoolie discography

781985Going Back On The Farm
Blues in Chicago   1940-1942

Roosevelt Sykes
- Let The Black Have His Way
Baby Doo
- I'm Gonna Walk Your Log
Big Bill Broonzy
- Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues
Lil Green
- 99 Blues
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Machine Gun Blues
The Florida Kid
- I'm Going Back On The Farm
Little Bill Gaither
- Life Of Leroy Carr
Big Joe & His Rhythm
- What Will I Do


Yank Rachell
- Katy Lee Blues
Gene Gilmore
- She Got Something There
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues
Frank Edwards
- Three Women Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw's Buddy
- Sleeping By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Kind Lover Blues
Peter Chatman & His Washboard Band
- The Jive Blues
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Good Old Cabbage Greens
notes by John Cowley



Travelin' Man TM-809


Travelin' Man discography

79198?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 Hinterbrühl, Austria; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand., § voc
# rec. 1974; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, [] Sam Chatmon

Sleepy John Estes discography


Wolf 120.913
801986Yank Rachell: Blues Mandolin Man

- My Baby's Gone *
- Moonshine Whiskey *
- She Changed The Lock #
- Bugle Call (instr) § *
- Dreamy Eyed Woman *

- Cigarette Blues #
- Make My Love Come Down *
- Black Snake *
- Des Moines, Iowa *

Random Chance RCD-1 bonus track:
- Wadie Green []

rec. 1986 at TRC Studios, Indianapolis, Ind.; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, § sp; Peter Roller, ac & el g; # Peter "Madcat" Ruth, hca; * Sheena Rachell (Yank's granddaughter), b; * Leonard Marsh Jr., dr

[] rec. 1983 in Bloomington, Ind.; James Rachell, voc, mand; Peter Roller, g
notes by Peter Roller



Blind Pig BP 1986


(=) Random Chance RCD-1
(1999)   [Label owner Rick
Congress: "Unfortunately, the
licenses I bought for two Yank
Rachell albums have long expired."
]


= Blind Pig CD 8012 (2011)

80a1987Walter Davis   1937-1941

- Fifth Avenue Blues
- West Coast Blues
- Good Gal
- Holiday Blues
- Streamline Woman
- My Babe

- Walking The Avenue #
- Friendless Blues #
- 13 Highway #

- Homesick #
- Just Tell Me You Troubles #
- I Like The Way You Spread Your Wings
- Doctor Blues
- Cotton Farm Blues
- Come Back Baby
- No Place To Go
- I Just Can't Remember
- All My Money Gone


# with Yank Rachell

Best of Blues B.o.B. 5
80b1987Sonny Boy Williamson   1937-45

- Sugar Mama Blues
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues

- My Little Cornelius #
- Decoration Blues' #
- Miss Louisa Blue #s
- Sunny Land #

- My Baby I've Been Your Slave #
- Doggin' My Love Around
- Little Low Woman Blues
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 2
- Good Gravy
- Tell Me, Baby
- Honey Bee Blues
- I'm Gonna Catch You Soon
- Elevator Woman


# with Yank Rachell

Old Tramp 1205 (NL)
80c1987Yank Rachell - Chicago Style

- Depression Blues
- Roll Me Over Baby
- Check Up On My Baby
- Early In The Morning

- Diving Duck
- Let Me Tangle In Your Vines
- I Don't Believe You Love Me No More
- Going To St. Louis

CD bonus track:
- Sugar Mama

rec. August 16, 1979 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, hca, g, mand; Pete Crawford, g; Floyd Jones, b; Odie Payne, dr



Delmark DS-649

= Delmark 800649 (Fr)


(=) Delmark CD DD-649
(1993)

80d1987Sonny Boy Williamson: Bluebird Blues

- Up The Contry Blues
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Collector Man Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues
- Early In The Morning
- Project Highway


- Honey Bee Blues #
- My Baby I've Been Your Slave #
- Whiskey Headed Blues #
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues #
- You Give An Account #
- Shannon Street Blues #
- You've Been Foolin' Round Town #
- Deep Down In The Ground #

# with Yank Rachell
notes by Terry Ohmer
[Neil Slaven]

Bluetime BT 2006 (Den)
811988Country Blues Live!

Mississippi John Hurt
- I Shall Not Be Moved # [never re-released]   @ youtube
- Avalon Blues # [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down # [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- Payday # [never re-released]   @ youtube
- Casey Jones # [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- Spanish Flang Dang # [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- Welcome (Address) # [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube

Robert Pete Williams
- I'm So Worried || [never re-released]   @ youtube
John Jackson
- John Henry * [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- Poor Boy * [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- Buck Dancer's Choice * [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- Tell Me Pretty Mama * [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube

Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy § [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube
- 80 Highway § [never re-released]   @ youtube
- Mailman Blues § [Document DOCD-5697]   @ youtube

# rec. 1960s at Joel Jacobson's in Washington, D.C.
|| rec. October 1966 at Johnny [Parth]'s in Hinterbrühl, Austria
* rec. prob. 1966 at the Washington Folk Festival in Washington, DC; John Jackson, voc, g

§ rec. October 1966 at a TV show in Vienna, Austria







Document DLP 525
Limited Edition

Document DOCD-5697
(UK 2013)

Document discography

81a1988Sonny Boy Williamson: Rare Sonny Boy   1937-1947

- Sugar Mama Blues
- Skinny Woman
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues
- Early In The Morning

- My Little Cornelius #
- Decoration Blues #

- You Can Lead Me #
- Miss Louisa Blues #
- Sunnyland #
- I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away #
- Beauty Parlor #
- My Baby I've Been Your Slave #
- Doggin' My Love Around
- Little Low Woman Blues
- Sugar Mama Blues No.2


- Good Gravy
- Good Gal Blues
- I'm Not Pleasing You
- Tell Me, Baby
- Honey Bee Blues
- I'm Gonna Catch You Soon
- Blues That Made Me Drunk
- Elevator Woman
- Mellow Chick Swing

- Lacey Belle
- Apple Tree Swing
- Sugar Gal
- No Friend Blues
- I Love You For Myself
- Bring Another Half A Pint
- Southern Dream
- Better Cut That Out


# with Yank Rachell
DLP
notes (in French & English)
(transl. by Don Waterhouse)
by Jean Buzelin

RCA NL 90027 (Fr)

= RCA CD NL 90027 (1995)

821989Sleepy John Estes

- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Broken-Hearted, Raged And Dirty Too
- Diving Duck Blues
- Little Sarah (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues (Yank Rachell, voc)
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues

- Whatcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O' Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Come Back Home, Little Girl]
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues

with Yank Rachell and Son Bonds

Sleepy John Estes discography


Document DLP 564
82a1989Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Joe Williams: Throw A Boogie Woogie

- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Got The Bottle Up And Gone
- Early In The Morning
- Black Gal Blues

- Moonshine #
- Whiskey Headed Blues #
- You Give An Account #

- Rootin' Ground Hog
- Brother James
- Peach Orchard Mama
- Crawling King Snake
- Highway 49
- Please Don't Go
- North Wind Blues
- Throw A Boogie Woogie


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Bill Altman

RCA NL 90320 (G)
= RCA CD ND 90320
= RCA cassette NK 90320

= RCA CD 9599


= Roslin CD (2010)

82b1990Gus Cannon & Noah Lewis: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Volume 2
(12 September 1929 to 28 November 1930)

Cannon And Woods (The Beale Street Boys)
- Last Chance Blues
- Fourth And Beal
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Last Chance Blues
- Tired Chicken Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Noah Lewis
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil In The Woodpile
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Mule Get Up In The Alley
- The Rooster's Crowing Blues
- Jonestown Blues
- Pretty Mama Blues
- Bring It With You When You Come
- Wolf River Blue
Noah Lewis
- Like I Want To Be

Noah Lewis' Jug Band
- Ticket Agent Blues #
- New Minglewood Blues #
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy
Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Money Never
- Prison Wall Blues


# with Yank Rachell
notes by Chris Smith



Document DOCD 5033
831993Live Blues
Live from the Slippery Noodle Inn   Volume 1

Yank Rachell - Yank Rachell's Blues # []
Red Beans & Rice - Just U Wait Nc
Bangkok Rooster - My Number Is Up
Studebaker John And The Hawks - Shake
David Morgan - Last Steam Engine Train
Southside Denny - Breaks My Heart
Mean Weenies - Santa Cruz
Glenn Davis & Blues Commission - High Cost Of Loving
Rebirth Blues Band - Never Trust A Man
Studebaker John & Hawks - New Way Of Walkin'
Bangkok Rooster - Rattlesnake Shake
Mean Weenies - Don't Let Go
Rebirth Blues Band - Wet Match
Southside Denny - Food For Thought
Red Beans & Rice - Someone Like You
David Morgan - She Caught The Katy

Yank Rachell - Mandolin Blues #
Glenn Davis & Blues Commission - Nightlife

rec. November 11-14, 1993 live at the Slippery Noodle Inn in Indianapolis, IN; # Yank Rachell, voc, mand; Red Beans & Rice: Yun Hui Percifield, kbds; Robert Coleman Jr., g; Tom Becklöehimer, b: Bill Young, dr; [] unknown MC

Slippery Noodle SNS 0001
83a1994Walter Davis   Volume 3
Complete recorded works in chronological order
5 May 1937 to 17 June 1938

- Good Gal
- Holiday Blues
- Streamline Woman
- Big Jack Engine Blues
- Guiding Rod
- Talk's All Over Town
- My Babe
- If You Ever Get Lonesome
- I Did Everything I Could

- When Nights Are Lonesome #
- Million-Dollar Baby #
- Candy Man #
- If You Only Understand #
- I Hear My Baby Crying #
- Walking The Avenue #
- Easy Goin' Mama #
- Friendless #
- Angel Child - Part 2 #
- 13 Highway #
- Homesick
- If You Treat Me Right #
- What Is Wrong With You? #
- Love Will Kill You #

# with Yank Rachell

Document DOCD-5283
83b1994Walter Davis   Volume 4
Complete recorded works in chronological order
17 June 1938 to 21 July 1939

- Just Tell Me Your Trouble #
- Call Me Anytime #
- I Like The Way You Spread Your Wings
- Cuttin' Off My Days
- You Don't Know Right From Wrong
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Smoky Mountain
- Your Time Is Comin'
- Everything Is O.k.
- Troubled And Weary
- Early This Mornin'
- Mercy Blues
- Corrine
- New Orleans
- Big Four Blues
- Airplane Blues Let Me In Your Saddle
- Green And Lucky
- I Love You More And More
- Bachelor Blues
- Just Another Day
- Froggy Bottom
- Down And Out


# with Yank Rachell

Document DOCD-5284
83c1994Sleepy John Estes: First Recordings

- Broken Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Divin' Duck Blues
- Little Sarah
- Black Mattie Blues
- T-Bone Steak Blues
- Chickasaw Special
- Devil I The Woodpile
- Milk Cow Blues
- Street Car Blues
- Expressman Blues
- Watcha Doin'?
- Poor John Blues
- Stack O'Dollars
- My Black Gal Blues
- Sweet Mama
- Like I Want To Be
- Ticket Agent Blues
- New Minglewood
- Selling The Jelly
- Bad Luck's My Buddy

Sleepy John Estes discography


JSP CD 601

notes by Keith Briggs

= JSP CD 3406 (2002)
2 CD set along with "Gus
Cannon & His Jug Stompers"
(JSP 610; 1994)
remastered by
John R.T. Davies

841996Yank Rachell / David Morgan: Pig Trader Blues

- I Love My Woman
- My First Mandolin #
- Slammin' Doors In My Face
- Sloppy Drunk
- Jump In C
- Mistreated Blues
- She Caught The Katy
- Yank Rachell Boogie
- Dark Cloud Rising
- I Don't Care How Long You Been Gone
- I Can't Go Down That Road By Myself
- Yellow Yams

rec. November 1994 to March 1995 in Indianapolis, IN; # Yank Rachell, voc, mand, # sp only; David Morgan, g

Slippery Noodle SNS 0007
851996John Sebastian & the J Band: I Want My Roots

- Mobile Line
- I Want My Roots
- Goin' To German
- Big Road Blues
- Just Don't Stop 'Till You're All Worn Out
- Ain't Nowhere To Hobo Anymore
- Milk Cow Blues
- Rain, Hey, Rain
- Statesboro Blues
- New Jug Band Waltz

- Tapping That Thing #
- Yank Rachell's Boogie #
- Divin' Duck #
- K.C. Moan

# rec. 1996 in Indianapolis, IN; Yank Rachell, voc, mand; John Sebastian, bj, g; Jimmy Vivino, g; Fritz Richmond, jug, washb

Music Masters 01612-65137
861997Mandolin Blues

Yank Rachell
- Dig My Buddy #
- Smokey Joe #
- Rainy Day Blues # //
- My Baby's Gonna Jump And Shout # //
Carl Martin
- Every Day I Have The Blues *
- Grave Digger Blues *
Will Hatcher
- Garbage Man Blues
- Crawdad
- Waiting Just For You
Ted Bogan
- Mary, Run To The Window
Johnny Young
- Highway 61
- Jumpin' On Eight
- Stealin'
- Mandolin Rock
- I Tried To Get You Off My Mind
- Bumble Bee
- Crawling King Snake


# rec. February 12, 1967 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Taj Mahal, g, // hca; Sleepy John Estes, g

* rec. June 6, 1966 [actually May 31, 1966] in Chicago, IL; Carl Martin, voc, fiddle, g, mand; Johnny Young, g
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD 6004
871998Yank Rachell: Too Hot For The Devil
Acoustic Blues

- Bring It Back Home
- Too Hot For The Devil
- 38 Pistol
- Going To St. Louis
- Decoration Day (intro)
- Decoration Day
- Worried Blues
- Pat Webb Blues
- Yank and Allen talk about Sleepy John Estes and Hammy Nixon
- Yank Rachell Boogie
- Wadie Green
- Roll Me Over Slow
- Leave Here Walkin'
- Potato Diggin' Man
- Blues For Allen Stratyner
- Yank talks about Sonny Boy Williamson

rec. 1997 in Indianapolis, IN; James 'Yank' Rachell, voc, mand; Allen Stratyner, hca; Pat Webb, g; Chris Webb, g; snare dr; C.J. Watson, g; Warren Lacey, b

Flat Rock 16
881999John Sebastian & the J Band: Chasin' Gus' Ghost

- Stealin'
- Minglewood Blues
- Fare Thee Well
- Write Me A Few Of Your Lines
- My Passing Fantasy
- Jug Band Music
- One Step Forward
- Viola Lee
- Got No Automobiles
- Wild About My Lovin'
- Kansas City

- Yank Rachell Intro # *
- Laundromat Blues #
- Tap That Thing #
- My Baby Left Town #

# rec. January 25, 1996 live in Indianapolis, IN; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, * sp; John Sebastian, bj, g; Jimmy Vivino, g; Fritz Richmond, jug; James Wormworth, dr, washb

Hollywood HR-62227
88a1999I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume One

CD One:
Willie Mabon
- Michelle
- I'm Hungry
- I Don't Know
- New Orleans Blues
- I'm The Fixer
James Brewer
- I Know A Woman, She Lives Up The Hill
- Big Road Blues
- Blues In The Morning, Blues Every Turn Around
- Poor Kelly Blues
- I Don't No Woman, She Got Hair Like Drops Of Rain
Eddie Boyd (+ Mike Bloomfield)
- Five Long Years
- Early Grave
- The Big Question
- Look Over Younder Wall

Yank Rachell
- Going To Pack Up My Things And Go #
- Every Night And Day, I Hear My Baby Call My Name #
- My Baby Rocks Me #
- My Baby's Gone, Soon I'll Be Gone Myself #


CD Two:
Johnny Young (+ Slim Willis, Otis Spann, Robert Whitehead)
- Why Did You Break My Heart
- Better Cut It Out
- My Baby Walked Out And Left
- Step By, Baby
- Monkey-Face Woman
Sunnyland Slim (+ Mike Bloomfield)
- Brownskin Woman - It's You Baby
- One Room Country Shack
- Sunnyland's Jump
- Rock Me
Big Walter Horton (+ Robert Nighthawk)
- Let's Have A Good Time
- Mean Mistreater
- I'm In The Mood
- Louise, Louise
- You Don't Mistreat Me
- Trouble In Mind

Interviews
Willie Mabon
James Brewer
Eddie Boyd

Yank Rachell

# rec. May 16, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Mike Bloomfield, p; John Lee Granderson, g



Yank Rachell
- Texas Tony (takes 1 to 3) # [unissued]
- Bye Bye Baby # [unissued]
- Sometimes I Believe My Baby Treats Me Wrong # [unissued]
- My Rock Is My Steady Pistol # [unissued]
2 CD set



Jefferson Records
SBACD 12653/4
892002Sleepy 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
- New York City Breakdown *
- City Hall Blues
- Worried Mind Blues *
- I Wanta Tear It All The Time
- Government Money *
- Poor Mother's Child
- New Doorbell Blues #

rec. July 28, 1964 in New York; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Yank Rachell, mand, g, p, # voc; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug, * voc

Sleepy John Estes discography


Delmark DE 639
902006The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

disc 1
Freeny's Barn Dance Band: Croquet Habits
Son House: Mississippi County Farm Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Up Jumped The Rabbit
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy: I'm Going Back Home
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles: Fightin' In The War With Spain
John Byrd: Old Timbrook Blues
Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers: A Little Talk With Jesus
Tommy Johnson: Slidin' Delta
The Three Striped Gears: Alabama Blues
Jack Gowdlock: Rollin Dough Blues
Kentucky Ramblers: Ginseng Blues
Ollis Martin: Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down
Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston And The West Virginia Ramblers: John Hardy Blues
Long "Cleeve" Reed & Little Harvey Hull - The Down Home Boys: Original Stack O' Lee Blues
Amedie Ardoin & Dennis McGee: Two Step De La Prairie Soileau
Andrew & Jim Baxter: Operator Blues
J.D. Harris: The Grey Eagle
Memphis Jug Band: Jim Strainer Blues
Grayson County Railsplitters: Ain't That Trouble In Mind (unissued)
Dock Boggs: Old Rub Alcohol Blues
Jaybird Coleman: Mistreatin' Mama
Henry Whitter: It's A Rough Road To Georgia (unissued)
Rev. B.L. Wightman with Lottie Kimbrough & Congregation: Live The Life


disc 2
Yank Rachel with Sleepy John Estes & Jab Jones: Sweet Mama
Crowder Brothers: We All Love Mother (unissued)
Son House: Clarksdale Moan
Ashley & Foster: Bull Dog Sal (unissued)
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas: Down In Texas Blues
Georgia Pot Lickers: Chicken Don't Roost Too High
William Harris: I'm Leavin' Town (But I Sho' Don't Wanna Go)
Asa Martin & Roy Hobbs: Wild Cat Rag
King Solomon Hill: Whoopee Blues (Alternate Take)
Chubby Parker: Davey Crockett
Geeshie Wiley: Skinny Leg Blues
Sweet Brothers: I'm Gonna Marry That Pretty Little Girl
Blind Roosevelt Graves & Varoy Graves: I Shall Not Be Moved
Smith & Irvine: Lonesome Road Blues
Luke Jordon: If I Call You Mama
Grayson & Whitter: My Mind Is To Marry (unissued)
Osey Helton: Green River
Lottie Kimbrough: Don't Speak To Me
Wade Ward: Married Man's Blues (unissued)
Ken Maynard: Sweet Betsey From Pike (unissued)
Jaybird Coleman: Boll Weevil
Bill Shepherd with Hayes Shepherd & Ed Webb: Bound Steel Blues
Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1: Bells Of Love
double CD

Yazoo YAZ CD 2202

street date: April 4th, 2006

more info:
http://www.venerablemusic.com/myspacejpg/rcrub.pdf

Tom Mug's Blog

Stefan Grossman's
Guitar Workshop

912007Sleepy John Estes: Legendary Country Blues Artists
also featuring Yank Rachell, 'Brownsville' Son Bonds, Charlie Pickett

disc 1:
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair #
- Broken-Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too #
- Divin' Duck Blues #
- Little Sarah #
- Black Mattie Blues #
- T-Bone Steak Blues #
- Milk Cow Blues #
- Street Car Blues #
- Expressman Blues #
- Whatcha Doin? #
- Poor John Blues #
- Stack O' Dollars #
- My Black Gal Blues #
- Sweet Mama #
- Down South Blues
- Stop That Thing
- Someday Baby Blues
- Who's Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues
- Married Woman Blues
- Drop Down Mama
- Government Money
- I Wanna Tear It All the Time
- Vernita Blues
- I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More
- Floating Bridge


# with Yank Rachell

disc 2:
- Need More Blues
- Jack and Jill Blues
- Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
- Hobo Jungle Blues
- Airplane Blues
- Everybody Oughta Make a Change
- Liquor Store Blues
- Easin' Back to Tennessee
- Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
- Clean Up at Home
- New Someday Baby
- Brownsville Blues
- Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
- Mailman Blues
- Time Is Drawing Near
- Mary Come on Home
- Jailhouse Blues
- Tell Me How About It (Mr Tom's Blues)
- Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
- Don't You Want to Know
- You Shouldn't Do That
- When the Saints Go Marching In
- Lawyer Clark Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- Working Man Blues
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind


disc 3:
Yank Rachell
- Blue and Worried Woman
- Sugar Farm Blues
- Stack O' Dollars Blues
- Night Latch Blues
- Squeaky Work Bench Blues
- Gravel Road Woman
- J.L. Dairy Blues
- Rachel Blues
- Lake Michigan Blues
- I'm Wild and Crazy as Can Be
- When You Feel Down and Out
- Texas Tommy
- It's All Over
- My Mind Got Bad
- Hobo Blues
- It Seems Like a Dream
- Army Man Blues
- 38 Pistol Blues
- Worried Blues
- Biscuit Baking Woman
- Insurance Man Blues
- Up North Blues
- Yellow Yam Blues
- Tappin' That Thing
- Rainy Day Blues
- Peach Tree Blues

disc 4:
- She Loves Who She Please
- Bye-Bye Blues
- Loudella Blues
- Katy Lee Blues
'Brownsville' Son Bonds
- All Night Long
- She Walks Like My Woman
- Weary Worried Blues
- Back and Side Blues
- I Want to Live So God Can Use Me
- Ain't That News?
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
- In My Father's House
- Trouble Trouble Blues
- Tennessee Worried Blues
- I'll Work Up to You Someday
- Old Bachelor Blues
- Black Gal Swing
- Get Up and Go
- Every Time My Heart Beats
- 80 Highway Blues
- Hard Pill to Swallow, A
- Come Back Home, Little Girl
- Crazy 'Bout My Black Gal
- Trembling Blues
- Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon
- Down the Highway

Sleepy John Estes discography

4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7779
922007The Original Sonny Boy Williamson   Volume 1

disc 1:
- Good Morning, Little School Girl
- Blue Bird Blues
- Jackson Blues
- Got the Bottle Up And Gone
- Sugar Mama Blues
- Skinny Woman
- Tough Luck - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Prowling Night-Hawk - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Sweet Pepper Mama - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- I Know You Gonna Miss Me - (with Big Joe Williams)
- Rootin' Ground Hog - (with Big Joe Williams)
- Brother James - (with Big Joe Williams)
- I Won't Be In Hard Luck No More - (with Big Joe Williams)
- Up the Country Blues
- Worried Me Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- Collector Man Blues
- Frigidaire Blues
- Suzanna Blues
- Early In the Morning
- Project Highway
- My Friend Has Forsaken Me - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Mean Black Cat - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Brickyard - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Mamie Lee - (with Robert Lee McCoy)
- Take It Easy Baby - (with Robert Lee McCoy)


disc 2:
- I Have Spent My Bonus - Robert Lee McCoy
- CNA - Robert Lee McCoy
- Lose Your Man - Henry Townsend
- All I've Got's Gone - Henry Townsend
- A Ramblin' Mind - Henry Townsend
- Now I Stay Away - Henry Townsend
- My Little Cornelius
- Decoration Blues
- You Can Lead Me
- Moonshine
- Miss Louisa Blues
- Sunny Land
- I'm Tired Trucking My Blues Away
- Down South
- Beauty Parlor
- Until My Love Come Down

- Katy Fly - Elijah Jones
- Big Boat - Elijah Jones
- Only Boy Child - Elijah Jones
- Lonesome Man - Elijah Jones
- Mean Actin' Mama - Elijah Jones
- Stuff Stomp - Elijah Jones
- J.L. Dairy Blues - Yank Rachell
- Rachel Blues - Yank Rachell
- Lake Michigan Blues - Yank Rachell

disc 3:
- I'm Wild And Crazy As Can Be - Yank Rachell
- Honey Bee Blues
- My Baby I've Been Your Slave
- Whiskey Headed Blues
- Lord, Oh Lord Blues
- You Give An Account
- Shannon Street Blues
- You've Been Foolin' Round Town
- Deep Down In The Ground
- When You Feel Down And Out - Yank Rachell
- Texas Tommy - Yank Rachell
- It's All Over - Yank Rachell
- My Mind Got Bad - Yank Rachell
- Get Your Head Trimmed Down - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- Peach Orchard Mama - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- Haven't Seen No Whiskey - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- Goin' Up The Mountain - 'Jackson' Joe Williams
- You Got To Fix It - Speckled Red
- Number Five Blues
- Christmas Morning Blues
- Susie-Q
- Blue Bird Blues - Part 2
- Little Girl Blues
- Low Down Ways


disc 4:
- Goodbye Red
- Right Kind Of Life, The
- Insurance Man Blues
- Rainy Day Blues
- Next Door Neighbor - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Big Apple Blues - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Freight Train Blues - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Good Gamblin' - (with Rambling Bob (McCoy))
- Bad Luck Blues
- My Little Baby
- Doggin' My Love Around
- Little Low Woman Blues
- Good For Nothing Blues
- Sugar Mama Blues No. 2
- Good Gravy
- T.B. Blues
- Something Goin' On Wrong
- Good Gal Blues
- Joe Louis And John Henry Blues
- Thinking My Blues Away
- I'm Not Pleasing You
- New Jail House Blues
- Life Time Blues
- Miss Ida Lee
- Tell Me, Baby


4 CD set

JSP JSPCD 7797
9311/2007Art Of Field Recording Volume I
50 Years of Traditional American Music documented by Art Rosenbaum

James 'Yank' Rachell & Shirley Griffith
- Peach Orchard Mama []
- Mandolin Stomp (instr) []
Shirley Griffith
- River Line Blues
- Maggie Campbell Blues


[] rec. June 17, 1964; Yank Rachell, voc/sp, mand; Shirley Griffith, g
4 CD set
96 page book

Dust-to-Digital DTD-08

dust-digital.com

942010Dixiefrog presents Black & White
Recorded in the Field by Art Rosenbaum

Henry Grady Terrel - Old John Henry Died On The Mountain
The Chancey Brothers - I Wish I Was A Mode In The Ground
Mose Parker - John Henry
Silver Light Gospel Singers - Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'round
Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller - Devilish Mary

James "Yank" Rachell & Shirley Griffith - Mandolin Stomp [Flyright 523]
Lawrence Eller & Vaughn Eller - Down The Road
Golden River Grass - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Jake Staggers - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Brady Doc & Lucy Barnes - Free Go Lily
Ben Entrekin & Uncle John Patterson - Flat Foot Charlie
Cecil Barfield - Georgia Bottkeneck Blues
Lawrence McKiver & The McIntosh County Shouters - Jubilee
Marie Lomax - Lord Daniel
The Eller Brothers & Ross Brown - Don't Go Riding Down That Old Texas Trail
Guitar Pete Franklin - Guitar Pete's Blues
Albert Hash & Art Rosenbaum - Train 45
Eddie Bowles - Bowles' Blues
George Childers - Nobody's Business
Scrapper Blackwell - Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog
Fleeta & Rev. Nathaniel Mitchell - Brother, You Ought T've Been There
Tony Bryant - Broke Down Engine
Juanita & Oscar Shorty Shehan - Free Little Bird
The Balfa Brothers & Nathan Abshire - J'ai passé devant ta porte



Dixiefrog DFGCD8697


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

 

 
Other artist's Covers of Yank Rachell songs
#year
of
release
Artist
Record Title

- featured Yank Rachell song
label # / notes
12009A Tribute To The Legendary Blues Mandolin Man James "Yank" Rachell   1910-1997

- Texas Tony - Tim O'Brien@ Spotify (full album)
- Shotgun Blues - Rich DelGrosso
- She Caught The Katy - Karen Irwin
- Moonshine Whiskey - Jermoe Mills
- Sebastian Speaks - John Sebastian
- Tappin' That Thing - John Sebastian
- My Baby's Gone Andra Faye
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Peter Rowan & Lowell Levinger
- Divin' Duck - Greg Ashby
- Deep Elam [not "Flam"] Blues - Mike Seeger
- My Mind Got Bad - Karen Irwin
- Bluesy Little Tune - Stanley Smith
- Depression Blues - Steve Brown
- Gonna Get Up In The Morning - The Buckhannon Brothers
- Let Me Tangle In Your Potato Vines - Orville Johnson
- Brownsville Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Seems Like A Dream - Bert Deivert
- Wasie Green - Curtis Tipton
- Lake Michigan Blues - Sheena Rachell
- Cigarette Blues - Jean-Louis Mahjun
- Freedom - May Nell, Willa B. & Sheena Rachell


Yanksville YR-CD012708

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, pp. 309-310
- Lawrence Cohn: Nothing But The Blues.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 75
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, pp. 207, 489, 543-544, 736-737, 1044-1045
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 147-148, 453
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 819-820
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 201, pp. 368-369, 459
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Blind Pig CD 8012

thanks to Alan Balfour and Ken Brooks for additional info / scans

 


Richard Congress: Blues Mandolin Man - The Life and Music of Yank Rachell
University Press of Mississippi (2001)
(cover photograph by Patrick Schneider)

 


front cover of Living Blues # 79 (1988)

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