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Spivey Records
discography

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

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1001
(196?)
Buddy Tate invites you
"to dig" A Basket Of Blues
Victoria Spivey, Lucille Hegamin, Hannah Sylvester

Buddy Tate Band
- Swingin' Away
Hannah Sylvester
- A Basket Of Blues
Lucille Hegamin
- Number 12
Victoria Spivey
- My Debts
Hannah Sylvester
- Mr. Cab
Lucille Hegamin
- He May Be Your Man

Victoria Spivey
- Got The Best Of Me
Lucille Hegamin
- Brown Skin
Hannah Sylvester
- Big Black Limousine
Victoria Spivey
- Blues For Robert Calvin
- Slimy Serpent
Hannah Sylvester
- Hey Big Texas

rec. between February and August 1962; Victoria Spivey, voc, p, ukelele, org; Lucille Hegamin, voc; Hannah Sylvester, voc; Buddy Tate, ts; Eddie Barefield, as, cl; Dick Vance, tp; Sadik Hakim, p; Ed Swanston, org; Lloyd Buchanon, b; Clarence Donaldson, dr; Pat Wilson, dr
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Spivey 1001
1002
(196?)
Victoria Spivey & Her Blues

- Grant Spivey
- When I Was Seven
- Talk About Moanin'
- Mr. Daddy
- So Long Buddy
- From Broadway To 7th Ave.

- Brooklyn Bridge
- Thirteen Years
- Cool Papa
- New York Moan
- New York Tombs
- Buddy Tate

rec. February 12, 1962; Victoria Spivey, voc, p, organ, ukelele; with Eddie Barefield, cl, as; Pat Wilson, dr
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Spivey 1002

1003
(1964)
Chicago Blues
A Bonanza All Star Blues LP

Sunnyland Slim
- Won't Do That No More (194) []
John Henry Barbee
- Early In The Morning *
St. Louis Jimmy
- Goody Goody Goody (181) §§
Willie Dixon
- Weak Brain! Narrow Mind! (211) \\
Homesick James
- Can't Hold Out (185) #
Cocoa Taylor
- What Kind Of Man Is This? {}

Homesick James
- Queen's Rock (188) #
John Henry Barbee
- No Pickin', No Pullin' (18) *
Sunnyland Slim
- Drinking (196) []
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow (179) §
Cocoa Taylor
- Which-A-Way To Go {}
Willie Dixon
- So Long! (200) //



unissued tracks from same sessions:
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow (178) §
- Goody Goody Goody (180) §
Sunnyland Slim
- untitled instrumental (197) []



# rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Homesick James, voc, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

* rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Henry Barbee, voc, g; Homesick James, g; Washboard Sam, dr

§ rec. March 25, 1964 in Chicago, IL; St. Louis Jimmy, voc; §§ Willie Dixon, voc; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

[] rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Sunnyland Slim, voc, org; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

// rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Dixon, voc; John Henry Barbee, g; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Washboard Sam, dr

\\ rec. April 4, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Dixon, voc

{} rec. March 26, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Koko Taylor, voc; Homesick James, g; Evans Spencer, g; Willie Dixon, tamb

prod. by Len Kunstadt and Victoria Spivey; supervised by Willie Dixon
cover and photos by Len Kunstadt
notes by Victoria Spivey
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Spivey 1003
1004
(196?)
Three Kings And The Queen

Roosevelt Sykes
- This Is A New World
Lonnie Johnson
- Mr. Johnson’s Guitar Talks
Big Joe Williams & Bob Dylan
- Sitting On Top Of The World   @ dailymotion
Victoria Spivey
- All You Men   @ youtube
Roosevelt Sykes
- Lake Charles Stomp
Big Joe Williams
- Strange Girl Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Stick By Me Baby
Victoria Spivey
- Turpentine

Roosevelt Sykes
- Let’s Play Mommy And Daddy
Big Joe Williams & Bob Dylan
- Wichita
Victoria Spivey
- Brown Skin
Lonnie Johnson
- Stop Talking
Big Joe Williams
- No Partnership Woman
Victoria Spivey
- Blues For Robert Calvin No. 2
Lonnie Johnson
- Four Shots Of Gin
Sykes & Spivey
- Thirteen Hours
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Spivey 1004
1005
(1964)
Introducing Mr. Shortstuff
His 1st Recordings

- I Want To Love (215) #
- Moanin (216) #   @ youtube
- Didn't Know Right From Wrong (222) *
- Cotton Pickin (217) #
- Old Grey Mule (213) #
- What Makes A Broke Man Sleep So Sound (231) *

- I Want A Little Bit (214) #
- Great Big Legs (218) #
- If You Can't Fly A Plane (226) *
- Don't Want (219) #
- No Special Woman (220) #   @ youtube
- Toledo To Buffalo (228) *

rec. May 23, 1964 in New York; John Wesley Macon, g, # voc, Big Joe Williams, g, sp, * voc

front and back cover photographs by Len Kunstadt

Mr. Shortstuff discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1005
1006
(1965)
Victoria Spivey: Queen and Her Knights

- How He's Gone (Victoria Spivey)
- New Black Snake Blues (Little Brother Montgomery)
- Just A Rank Stud (Victoria Spivey)
- Somebody's Got To Go (Victoria Spivey with Lonnie Johnson)
- 1965 (Victoria Spivey)
- TB Blues (Memphis Slim)

- Every Dog Has His Day (Victoria Spivey)
- West Texas Blues (Little Brother Montgomery)
- Dig Me (Victoria Spivey)
- My Baby Isn't Here (Lonnie Johnson)
- We Both Got To Die (Victoria Spivey)
- I'm A Tigress (Victoria Spivey with Memphis Slim)

featuring two cuts each by Lonnie Johnson, g (one w/ Victoria Spivey, voc) and Memphis Slim, voc, p (one with Victoria Spivey, voc), Sonny Greer, dr, plus two cuts by Little Brother Montgomery

Little Brother Montgomery discography

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Spivey 1006
1007
(1966)
Louis Metcalf: I've Got The Peace Brother Blues
= Louis Metcalf at the Ali Baba

- Little Charlie *
- Jay Jay *
- Nagasaki *
- Moonlight In Vermont *
- Four Sons *

- Junior's Dance #
- I've Got The Peace Brother Blues #
- Savannah Is Something Else #
- Who Care? Nobody!! []
- Patrick's Mood #

Louis Metcalf, trumpet, # voc; Sonny White, p; Jerome Patterson, g; Al Matthews, b; Struttin' Sam, dr, * voc; [] Victoria Spivey, voc
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Spivey 1007
1008
(1966)
The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band

Band
- Chicago Slide
Luther Johnson
- Creepin’ Snake
George Smith
- Lookout Victoria
Otis Spann
- You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey
- Take Webster’s Word For It   @ youtube
Band
- Theme

Otis Spann
- Ain’t Nobody’s Business What I Do
Luther Johnson
- Born In Georgia
Victoria Spivey
- Trouble Hurts
Band
- Watermelon Man
George Smith
- Old Ugly Man Like Me
Victoria Spivey
- Gave It All To Me

P-Vine CD bonus tracks
Otis Spann
- You Know You Don't Love Me Baby
- Why Don't You Leave Me Alone

Victoria Spivey, voc; Otis Spann, voc, p, org; George Smith, voc, hca; Luther Johnson, voc, g; Samuel Lawhorn, g; Francis Clay, dr
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Spivey 1008

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1009
(1968)
Encore! for the Chicago Blues

Muddy Waters Blues Men
- Yes Sir! Boss   @ youtube
Harvey Hill
- I Feel So Good   @ youtube
Koko Taylor
- I'm Looking For A Man   @ youtube
Memphis Slim
- Chicago To Paris   @ youtube
Babe Stovall
- My Brown Is A Mistreater   @ youtube
Big Joe Williams (with Short Stuff Macon)
- Move Your Hand   @ youtube
Olive Brown
- Woman's Lament   @ youtube
J.B. Lenoir
- Korea Blues   @ youtube

Washboard Sam's Band
- Chicago Rock   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey
- T B Blues   @ youtube
Willie Dixon
- Brooklyn Going To Be My Home   @ youtube
John Hammond
- Squeeze My Lemon
John Henry Barbee
- Six Week Old Blues   @ youtube
Viola Wells
- See See Rider   @ youtube
Homesick James
- Somebody's Been Talkin'   @ youtube
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother Fuyer   @ youtube

John Henry Barbee discographyJohn Hammond discography

Homesick James discographyJ.B. Lenoir discography

Shortstuff Macon discographyBabe Stovall discography

Roosevelt Sykes discographyBig Joe Williams discography

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Spivey 1009
1010
(1968)
The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band, vol. 2
with Otis Spann, Lucille Spann, Luther Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn, Little Sonny Wimberley, S.P. Leary, Paul Oscher, Pee Wee Madison, Willie Smith

- Blues Trot (Otis Spann, p)   @ youtube
- Diving Mama (Otis Spann & Victoria Spivey, voc)   @ youtube
- Been Hurt (Luther Johnson, voc)   @ youtube
- Last Night (Pee Wee Madison, voc)   @ youtube
- Blues For Spivey (Otis Spann, p)   @ youtube

- Wonder Why (Lucille & Otis Spann, voc) #   @ youtube
- Funky Broadway (Little Sonny Wimberly, voc)   @ youtube
- Mother and Son (Otis Spann & Victoria Spivey, voc)   @ youtube
- How Much More (Sammy Lawhorn, voc)   @ youtube
- She's My Baby (Otis Spann, voc, p)   @ youtube

P-Vine CD bonus tracks
- Yes Sir! Boss (Muddy Waters Blues Men)
- Take Webster's Word For It (alt.tk.) (Victoria Spivey & Muddy Waters Blues Men)
- I'm A Bad Boy (Otis Spann)
- Going Back Home (Otis Spann)
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Spivey 1010

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1011
(1970)
Victoria Spivey Presents The All Stars BLUES WORLD of Spivey Records in Stereo

Roosevelt Sykes & His Koochie Koochie Men
Roosevelt Sykes
- Fat Daddy Jump
- Dresser Drawers
John Hammond
- I'm Leaving #
Victoria Spivey
- Black Gal []
Smokey Hogg & His Washboard Trio
Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg]
- Smokey’s West Texas
- Laura So Sweet

Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg]
- My Baby Left Me
Washboard Doc
- Doctor Of The Washboard
Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg]
- Bells Are Toning   @ youtube
Willie Dixon Chicago Blues All Stars
Willie Dixon
- Down In The Bass-Ment
Sunnyland Slim
- Blues Drove Me Out Of My Mind
Marie Dixon
- Three O’Clock In The Morning
Johnny Shines
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues

rec. May 1969 in Willie Dixon’s basement in Chicago, IL

Roosevelt Sykes & His Koochie Koochie Men: Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; John Hammond, g, # voc; Bill Dicey, hca; Bob Malenky, flute; Washboard Doc, washb; [] Victoria Spivey, guest voc
Smokey Hogg & His Washboard Trio: Hogg, Wasboard Doc & Benny Jefferson
Willie Dixon Chicago Blues All Stars: Willie Dixon, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Shines, Clifton James & Cryin’ Marie Dixon

the "Smokey Hogg" on this LP is not Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg, but Willie Anderson 'Smokey' Hogg, who - nine years after Andrew Hogg's death - claimed to be the 'authentic' and 'original' Smokey Hogg

S M O K E Y   (Willie Anderson)   H O G G; source: Front cover of Spivey 1011; photographer most likely Len Kunstadt
Smokey (Willie Anderson) Hogg
source: Front cover of Spivey 1011; photographer most likely Len Kunstadt

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Spivey 1011
1012
(1970)
Spivey's Blues Parade

Spivey's Blues Paraders
- Overture Rouser #
Benny Jefferson
- Life Is A Feeling
Pat Blackman
- Get Yourself Another Monkey
Sugar Blue & His Harmonica
- Sugar Really Has The Blues
Sippie Wallace
- I’m A Mighty Tight Woman
Billie Mitchell
- My Mama And My Papa
Walter "Shakey" Horton (+ Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines)
- Inter-Mission Taste § ("Hotel Alvin Blues Party")
Victoria Spivey (+ Lonnie Johnson, Little Brother Montgomery & Sonny Greer)
- Jet   @ youtube

Carolina Rose
- Wine Drinkin’ Man
Sonny Boy Williamson [actually Victoria Spivey, accompanied by SBW]
- Black Snake Swinger (158) |||   @ youtube
Nita Washington
- Rich Man Blues //
Washboard Bill
- You Are My Sunshine
Littly Sonny Parker
- Love Is Got Me Down
Delsey MacCay (+ Horton & Sunnyland Slim)
- Just Deserts * ("Hotel Alvin Blues Party")
Papa Comb & His Ukelele Mama
- Struggle Buggy Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Lonnie’s Traveling Light



unissued tracks from September 28, 1963 session:
- Careless Love (156) ||
- St. Louis Blues (157) |||

# rec. May 1969 in Willie Dixon’s basement in Chicago, IL; Bill Dicey, hca; Roosevelt Sykes, p; John Hammond, g; Bob Malenky, flute; Washboard Doc, washb
|| rec. September 28, 1963 (during AFBF '63) at Stephanie Wiesand's home in Baden-Baden, Germany; Victoria Spivey, voc, uke; ||| Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Günter Boas, p
§ rec. 1969/70 in New York City; Walter Horton, hca; Sunnyland Slim, p; Johnny Shines, g; Victoria Spivey, voc chorus
* rec. 1969/70 in New York City; Delsey McKay, voc; Walter Horton, hca; Sunnyland Slim, chatter
// rec. February 1970 in New York City; Nita Washington, voc; Bob Malenky, fl; Roosevelt Sykes, p; John Hammond, g; Joseph "Washboard Doc" Doctor, wb
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Spivey 1012
1013
(1969)


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The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann
with Otis Spann, Johnny Young, Luther Johnson, Peter Malick, SP Leary

- I'm A Bad Boy
- You're Going To Miss Me When I'm Gone
- Let Me Ride Your Mule #
- Number 12 And 10 Train #

- You Know You Don't Love Me Baby
- Why Don't You Leave Me Alone
- Where Is My Wife?
- Going Back Home

# rec. April 1969 in New York City; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Otis Spann, p; S.P. Leary, dr
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Spivey 1013
1014
(1970)
Kings and the Queen   Volume Two

Memphis Slim
- Everything I Do Is Wrong
Lonnie Johnson
- Feelings From The Fingers
Roosevelt Sykes
- Sleeping All Day Blues
Victoria Spivey, Big Joe Williams, Bob Dylan
- Big Joe, Dylan and Victoria
Victoria Spivey
- A Bum Can't Do You No Good
Memphis Slim
- European Blues

Victoria Spivey
- Go Tell My Other Man
Big Joe Williams
- Drifting Blues
Roosevelt Sykes, John Hammond
- Bicycle Riding Mama #
Lonnie Johnson
- Be Careful
Victoria Spivey, Bob Dylan
- It's Dangerous
Memphis Slim
- Slim's Organ Boogie For Victoria

# rec. May 1969 in Willie Dixon’s basement in Chicago, IL; Roosevelt Sykes & His Koochie Koochie Men: Roosevelt Sykes, voc, p; John Hammond, g; Bill Dicey, hca; Bob Malenky, flute; Washboard Doc, washb

John Hammond discography

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Spivey 1014
1015
(1970)
Spivey's Blues Cavalcade

Bill Dicey’s High Street Blues Band
- Evil Spirit
Larry Johnson
- Worried Life Blues
Brooklyn Blues Busters
- Talk To Me Baby
Danny Russo
- Cross My Heart
Washboard Bill
- All Ask For Me
Homesick James
- I Got To Move
Mark Ross & John Brenner
- Black Snake Moan
John Hammond
- I’m Tore Down

Johnny Shines, Big Walter Horton & Sunnyland Slim
- Midnight Darling
Bukka White
- Brownsville Tennessee
Bill Dicey & Sugar Blue
- Spivey’s Hoe Down
Ralph Rush
- Chump Man Blues
Harvey Hill
- When I’ve Been Drinking
Louisiana Red
- Rock Me Mama
Victoria Spivey
- Closed Door

John Hammond discographyLarry Johnson discography

Bukka White discography

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Spivey 1015
1016
(1973)


Victoria Spivey presents
The All Star Blues World of Maestro Willie Dixon and his Chicago Blues Band
featuring Carey Bell, Buster Benton, Lafayette Leake, Willie Dixon & guests Larry Johnson and Prof. King; Victoria Spivey

Willie Dixon Band
- Intro, Maestro
Buster Benton
- I Must Have A Hole In My Head   @ youtube
Lafayette Leake
- Leake's Trouble Trouble   @ youtube
Larry Johnson
- My Hoodoo Doctor   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey
- I'm Taking Over   @ youtube
Carey Bell
- When The Evening Sun Goes Down   @ youtube

Buster Benton
- Every Day I Have The Blues   @ youtube
Lafayette Leake
- Fine Little Girl   @ youtube
Larry Johnson
- Put It All In There   @ youtube
Carey Bell
- One Day You're Going To Get Lucky   @ youtube
Victoria Spivey
- It's A Mighty Poor Rat That Ain't Got But One Hole   @ youtube
Buster Benton
- The Thrill Is Gone   @ youtube


Larry Johnson discography
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Spivey LP 1016
1017
(1975)
Spivey's Blues Showcase

Lefty Dizz
- We're Gonna Boogie   @ youtube
- That's All Right
Sparky Rucker
- Black Snake Moan
- Kind Hearted Woman
Otis Spann
- If I Could Hear My Mother

Ralph Rush
- Smuggling Man
Danny Russo
- Blues Before Sunrise
Victoria Spivey
- TB Blues
Band
- Kazoo Jump
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Spivey 1017
1018
(1975)
New York Really Has The "Blues Stars"
(Vol. 1)

Paul Oscher's Breakdown Blues Band featuring Rose Melody and Ola Dixon
- Double Trouble
- Gone And Started Raining
- Shades Of Blue
- Charles
- Rhythm Rockin'
Sugar Blue (James Whiting) feat. Cecile Ballif and Paul Cooper
- Beggin' The Girl To Go
- Pontiac Blues
- I'm Dark And I'm Hungry

Dicey-Ross Blues Band
- Don't Start Me Talking
- Key To The Highway
Washboard Doc and Friends (Bobby Foster, Carolina Rose, Smokey Hogg [Willie Anderson Hogg], Piano Tuner Papa (Ben Jackson)
- Under Your Hood
- Please Throw A Poor Dog A Bone
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
Victoria Spivey
- No Body

the "Smokey Hogg" on this LP is not Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg, but Willie Anderson 'Smokey' Hogg, who - nine years after Andrew Hogg's death - claimed to be the 'authentic' and 'original' Smokey Hogg

S M O K E Y   (Willie Anderson)   H O G G; source: Blues Unlimited 62 (May 1969), p. 20 ('courtesy Mike Vernon')
Smokey (Willie Anderson) Hogg
source: Blues Unlimited 62 (May 1969), p. 20 ("courtesy Mike Vernon")

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Spivey 1018
1019Buddy Tate All Stars

never issued
due to Victoria Spivey's
death on October 3, 1976
1020
(1978)
Joe Turner: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
and the Bill Dicey-Robert Ross Band with Washboard Doc
Introducing Brenda Bell

- I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
- Let Me Be Your Dog
- Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do (with Brenda Bell)
- Red Sails In The Sunset (with Brenda Bell)

- Boss Of The House
- Little Birdie Tweet-Tweet-Tweet

Brenda Bell discography

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Spivey 1020
1021
(1979)
Washboard Doc's Hep 3
with Lucky and the Flash

- Flip Flop And Fly
- Bright Lights Big City
- One Two Three Four
- You Don’t Have To Go
- Wait And See
- Shake Rattle And Roll

- Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes
- Worried Life Blues
- Driftin’ Blues
- Josephine
- I Told You I Love You
- Doc Lucky And The Flash

Doc (Joseph Doctor), washboard; Lucky (Cab Lucky), voc, hca, g; Flash (John Whitner), voc, humazoo, washtub bass
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Spivey 1021
1022
(1979)
Eunice Davis and her Spivey Low-down Blues Privacy Invaders
What Is The Blues ?!! (A Cryin' Ache) - Rowdy, Raunchy, Ready & Real

- Don't Mind You Havin' Fun
- What Is The Blues ?!! (A Cryin' Ache)
- Moanin' Low
- My Baby
- I've Got News For You Baby!
- Are You For Me (Or agin' me)?
- (About) My Love Life

rec. May 28, 1978 in New York, NY; Eunice Davis, voc; Bill Dicey, hca; Bob Ross, Andy Story, gs; Jon Dreschler, b; George Morales, dr; Washboard Doc, washboard, perc
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Spivey 1022
1023
(1980)
The All Star Blues World from Spivey Records presents
Victoria Spivey and her Danny Boy   Danny Russo
with Danny Russo Band plus Lefty Dizz and Larry Johnson

- I've Got The Blues So Bad - Victoria Spivey
- Imagination - Danny Russo #
- Fishing At 14 1/2 Cents A Pund - Victoria Spivey
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Danny Russo []
- T.B. Blues - Victoria Spivey & Danny Russo

- Jelly Oh Jelly - Victoria Spivey
- Two Trains Running - Danny Russo
- Don't You Wink Your Goo Goo Eyes At Me (I've Got A Baseball For You!) - Victoria Spivey & Danny Russo
- Little Boy Blue - Danny Russo
- Easy Blues For Victoria - Danny Russo & Joe Berson

rec. March 24, 1974 - October 22, 1977; Victoriy Spivey, voc, ukulele; Danny Russo, voc, hca; Joe Berson, hca; Seth Handleman, ts; Dane Mygind, p; Charlie Colatta, g; Ralph Rush, g; # Larry Johnson, g; [] Lefty Dizz, g; Tony Melio, g; Brian Bisesi, g; Ted Stilles, g; Barry S. Daggers, b; Dave Rosenthal, Harris Rosenfeld (Johnny Harris), Ralph Sobol, dr
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Spivey 1023
1024
(1980)
Brenda Bell Sings The Blues Of Victoria Spivey

- Brenda Introduces the Fellows
- From Broadway To 7th Ave. To Fulton St.
- Go Tell My Other Man
- Black Snake Blues
- You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now

- Now He's Gone
- Trouble Hurts
- A Basket Of Blues
- TB Blues
- Brenda's Eulogy for Victoria
- No. 12 Let Me Roam (Victoria Spivey, voc and uke)

Brenda Bell, voc; Danny Russo, hca; Bo Wise, g; Eric Lesselbaum, p; Louis Metcalf, tb; William "Buck" Jones, b

Brenda Bell discography

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Spivey 1024
1025
(1980)
Let's Boogie - The All Stars Blues World of Spivey Records
with Beulah Bryant, Washboard Doc, Lucky & the Flash, Clem Moorman; Victoria Spivey with Eddie Barefield and Pat Wilson

- Intro A La Blues
- Going To T Town
- Mama Don't Allow
- Play With My Poodle
- Sweet Papa

- Kansas City
- Come On To My House
- St. Louis Blues
- Blues Suite For Piano no.1
- Encore T Town
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Spivey 1025
1026
(1980)
New York Really Has The "Blues Stars"
(Vol. 2)

Larry Johnson
- Big Boss Man
Andy Story
- Sweet Little Angel
Larry Johnson
- Memphis Fives
Nat Riddles
- You Killing Me

Larry Johnson
- Out With Wrong Woman
Brenda Bell with Bob Shatkin (hca)
- Stormy Monday   @ youtube
Nat Riddles
- Sonny Boy's Jump   @ youtube
Andy Story
- Story Of Andy (guitar solo)
Victoria Spivey & Muddy Waters Blues Band
- Take Webster's Word For It


prod. by Len Kunstadt

cover artwork & design by Nat Riddles
photos by Len Kunstadt

Brenda Bell discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1026
1027
(1980)
The Imagery of Louisiana Red and Brenda Bell

Louisiana Red
- Dedicated To The Queen, Brenda & Pop Muddy
Brenda Bell
- Let Me Tell You A Story About West Virginia
Louisiana Red
- Red's In Prison
Red & Brenda
- Stick With Me Brenda, Stick With Me Red

Red & Brenda
- Let Me Tell You A Story About Victoria Spivey
Louisiana Red
- I Got Friends Out There
Victoria Spivey with Lonnie Johnson, Little Brother Montgomery & Sonny Greer
- Every Dog Has His Day

Brenda Bell discography

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Spivey 1027
1028
(1980)
Bill Dicey: Caught In The Act
Recorded Live At Dan Lynch In NYC

- Greyhound Boogie * \\
- Check Up On My Baby * \\
- Careless Love //

- Mystery Train * [] § \\
- Fever * [] § \\
- The Thrill Is Gone * [] \\
- Roller Coaster # [] \\

Bill Dicey, voc, hca; // Victoria Spivey, voc; § Tom Nielsen, g; [] Andy Story, g; # Claude Richardson, b; * Horace Evans, b; \\ Charles 'Honey Boy' Otis, dr; prod. by Bill Dicey & Len Kunstadt
notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1028
1029
(1980)
New York Really Has The "Blues Stars" Vol. 3

Uncle Boogie & the "Swingin'" Boogie Men (Sternberg , Sprocket & Kogan)
Bluzioso for Electric Piano on themes of Yancey Blues:
- Take The "A" Train
- How Long Blues
- Every Day I Have The Blues
Bill Dicey
- That's All Right
Texas Slim
- Sweet Little Angel

Marty Fink
- Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Nat Riddles
- Pontiac Blues   @ youtube
Brenda Bell
- Black Snake Blues
- Shake Rattle & Roll
Victoria Spivey with Danny Russo
- Organ Grinder Blues

Brenda Bell discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1029
1030
(198?)
Victoria Spivey and her Blues, vol. 2
Victoria Spivey, vocals and piano, organ, and uke; with Bob Melenky, flute; Bill Dicey, guitar; Tony Soll, bass guitar; Tom Pasle, guitar; Eddie Barefield, clarinet; Pat Wilson, drums

- It's A Mighty Po' Rat That Ain't Got But One Hole
- Falling Apart
- I'm Taking Over
- I'm Broke
- Fine Meat
- The Rising Sun

- Black Snake Blues
- Returning Home
- Gulf Coast Blues *
- Careless Love *
- TB Blues *

* live performances, with VS's introductions, at Kossuth Hall in NYC
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Spivey 1030
1031
(19??)
Otis Spann: Up in the Queen's Pad

- I Just Want A Little Bit
- I'm Accused
- Vicksburg Blues
- Five Long Years
- Black Gal
- Let's Look After Each Other
- Help Me Somebody

rec. at "Queen's Pad" (Spivey's Apartment), Albany Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, April 1969
Otis Spann, voc and p and percussive foot stomping; Sammy Lawhorn, g; Victoria Spivey, voc, incidental chatter and piano frets; "Guess Who", kazoo; Parakeets, Tweet and Chirp
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Spivey 1031
1032
(1980)
Brenda Bell and The 9th Street Stompers
If You Don't Like What I'm Doin' Go Tell My Other Man

Stompers
- That's A Plenty
Brenda Bell
- Go Tell My Other Man
Stompers
- China Boy
Brenda Bell
- I Caught No. 12
Brenda Bell & Champion Jack Dupree
- I'm Leavin' You, Jack!

Brenda Bell
- A Bum (Can't Do You No Good)
Stompers (Dan McCall, voc)
- Ice Scream
Brenda Bell
- Got My Mojo Working
Stompers
- Royal Garden Blues
Victoria Spivey
- (It's A Beautiful World But..) Everybody's Losing Their Mind

rec. Live At DAN LYNCH in NYC plus Special VIP performances from Columbia University of Champion Jack Dupree and Victoria Spivey

Brenda Bell discography

notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1032
1033
(1983)
Bill Dicey with the fabulous Holmes Brothers with Popsy
Operator! Operator! I'm Trying To Get In Touch With My Baby Again!

- Operator Operator I'm Trying To Get In Touch With My Baby Again!
- Bo Diddley
- Your Mind Is On Vacation
- I Don't Care

- Caress Me Baby
- Next Time You See Me
- One Way Out
- Will The Circle Remain Unbroken

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Spivey 1033
1034
(1983)
Larry Johnson and Nat Riddles

Larry Johnson (voc/guitar) & Nat Riddles (hca)
- I Believe (from Robert Johnson)   @ youtube
- Katie Mae (from Lightnin' Hopkins)
- Basin Free (Larry Johnson)
- Sally, Where You Get That Liquor From (from Gary Davis)
- Little Woman, You're So Sweet (from Blind Boy Fuller)
- John Henry (Trad.)

- Mama Don't Allow (from Chas. Davenport)
- Baby Let Me Lay It On You (from Gary Davis)
- Now You Have Two Hearts (from Chuck Bradford)
- Sundown Blues (from Alec Johnson)
- Cab Driver (from Carson Parks)
- Sugar Babe (from Roosevelt Sykes)
Victoria Spivey
- Good Sissages (V. Spivey)

Larry Johnson discography
Nat Riddles discography

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Spivey LP 1034
1035
(1983)
New York Really Has The "Blues Stars" Vol. 4

Johnny Allen
- I'm Bad
Murch
- I'm Going To Send You Back To Your Mother
Harry Holt
- Crosscut Saw
Louvet Jackson
- Please, Please, Please

Bill Dicey
- Walking Blues
Nat Riddles
- Cross My Heart   @ youtube
Chuck Hancock
- Cissy Strut
Victoria Spivey & The Muddy Waters Blues Band
- Gave It All To Me (alt tk) #

# rec. November 25, 1966 in New York; Victoria Spivey, voc; Otis Spann, p, org, voc; George Smith, hca, # whistling, voc; Luther "Georgia Boy - Snake" Johnson, b, voc; "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn, g; Francis Clay, dr
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Spivey 1035

Nat Riddles page & sound

1036
(1984)
The Art Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
with Washboard Doc's Trio and Nat Riddles

- Let Your Love, Little Darlin!, Come Back To Me
- It Took Your Kind Of Love
- Love Nobody But Me

- In My Dream
- Furburger
- I Want To Do It In A Cave!

rec. c. 1976 in New York City; Screaming Jay Hawkins, voc, p; Nat Riddles, hca; Cab Lucky, g; Flash(John Whitner), washtub-b; Washboard Doc (Joseph Doctor), washb





Spivey 1036
1037
(1984)
Brenda Bell: Ain't Nobody's Business What Brenda Bell May Do!

- It Ain't Nobody's Business What Brenda Bell May Do! #
- Some Black Snakes Out There Suckin' On My Rider's Tongue *   @ youtube
- A Bum Can't Do You Or Me No Good #
- Sweet Lord, Sweet Chariot *
- She's A Rattler (Victoria Spivey and Kazoo Papa) []

# rec. c. 1984 in Brooklyn, NY; Brenda Bell, voc; Andy Story, Johnnie Allen, g; Jerry Dugger, b
* rec. c. 1984 in Brooklyn, NY; Brenda Bell, voc; Bill Dicey, hca; Joe Dicey, g; Dominic Vigliotti, b; Hal Squires, dr
[] rec. June 30, 1963 in New York City

Brenda Bell discography

notes by Len Kunstadt


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Spivey 1037
1038
(1985)
Andy's 'Natural Blues' Story
The Art Of Andy Story with Johnny Allen and Jerry Dugger

- Blue Shadows Falling #
- Man Or Mouse #
- The Sky Is Crying #
- Things That I Used To Do *

- Andy's Natural Blues #
- Stormy Monday (instr) #
- Saga of the Black Snake Blues ||

# Andy Story, voc, g; Johnny Allen, g; Jerry Dugger, b
* rec. November 3-8, 1983 live at the 46er Blues Café in Vienna, Austria; Andy Story, voc, g; Fritz Svacina, g; Peter Wollner, b; Michael Klein, dr
|| rec. March 28, 1976 at Victoria Spivey's Brooklyn based home recording studio; Victoria Spivey, voc; Andy Story, g; Chris Wright, b; Harris Rosenfeld, dr
notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 1038
1039
(198?)
The Art Of Nat Riddles

- Let's Send Lenny To The Store Blues
- Eyesight To The Blind
- Mellow Down Easy

- What Kind Of Place Can Richmond Be? (Riddles Blues)
- I'm About To Lose My Mind (Victoria Spivey)

rec. c. 1983 in Brooklyn, New York; Nat Riddles, voc, hca; Andy Story, Charlie Hilbert, gs

Nat Riddles discography








Spivey 1039

History Legacy Series

 

2001
(196?)
The Victoria Spivey Recorded Legacy of The Blues

- Detroit Moan   @ youtube
- Arkansas Road Blues   @ youtube
- How Do You Do It That Way?   @ youtube
- Don't Trust Nobody Blues   @ youtube
- Dreaming Of You (tk 1)   @ youtube
- The Alligator Pond Went Dry   @ youtube
- TB's Got Me   @ youtube

- Telephoning The Blues   @ youtube
- New Black Snake Blues   @ youtube
- Organ Grinder Blues (tk A)   @ youtube
- Murder In The First Degree   @ youtube
- Give It To Him (tk 2)   @ youtube
- I Can't Last Long   @ youtube
- I'll Never Fall In Love Again   @ youtube

with Henry "Red" Allen; Louis Armstrong; King Oliver; Georgia Tom Dorsey; Luis Russell; Clarence Williams; J.C. Higginbotham; Lonnie Johnson; Eddie Lang; Tampa Red; Pops Foster; and Zutty Singleton
front cover photo comes from King Vidor's film "Hallelujah"
notes by Len Kunstadt
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Spivey 2001
 

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

sources:
- own record collection
- http://www.jiubao.com/spiveyrecordslist.html by Jean Michel Borello
- eBay auctions

thanks to Jean Michel Borello, Stefan Weskott, Milosch Fuerst, jun., Gerard Herzhaft, Benoît Brière and Marc Claes for additional information / scans

 

www.spiveyrecords.com

 

Len Kunstadt page

at Charlie Hilbert's Homepage of Blues

 

Little Brother Montgomery, Victoria Spivey, Lonnie Johnson & Sonny Greer, June 21, 1965 in New York, after finishing recordings for Spivey LP 1006 'The Queen and her Knights'; source: Blues Forum Nr. 13 (1. Quartal 1984), p. 9; photographer: Len Kunstadt
Little Brother Montgomery, Victoria Spivey, Lonnie Johnson & Sonny Greer, June 21, 1965 in New York
after finishing recordings for Spivey LP 1006 "The Queen and her Knights"

source: Blues Forum Nr. 13 (1. Quartal 1984), p. 9; photographer: Len Kunstadt

 

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