Charles Henry 'B A B Y'    T A T E; source: Valerie Wilmer 1991, photo page no #
source: Valerie Wilmer 1991, no pagination
photographer: Valerie Wilmer

Baby Tate
Charles Henry 'B A B Y'    TA T E; from front cover of
source: Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who, p. 492
photographer: Sudy L. Bristol ("Courtesy Peter B. Lowry")
Charles Henry Tate
b. January 28, (1916) 1920 in (Elberton) Magnolia Township, Abbeville County, Georgia
d. August 17, 1972 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina

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

Baby Tate 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
    Baby Tate




early 1950s Atlanta
sessions for Dave Kapp
(08/07/1904 - 03/01/1976)
[ever issued?]
11962Pink Anderson: Carolina Medicine Show Hokum & Blues
with Baby Tate

Pink Anderson
- You Don't Know My Mind
- That's No Way To Do
- Weeping Willow Blues
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- I Got A Woman 'cross Town
- Greasy Greens

- Boweevil
- Chicken
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- The Titanic
- The Boys Of Your Uncle Sam

Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done (2:30) #   @ youtube

# rec. August 14, 1961 in Spartanburg, SC by Samuel Charters; Baby Tate, voc, g
cover photo by Samuel Charters

Pink Anderson discography

notes by Samuel Charters
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Folkways FS 3588
21963


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The Blues of Baby Tate: See What You Done Done

- See What You Done Done   [Folkways FS 3588] @ youtube
- Dupree Blues   @ youtube
- What Have I Done To You?   @ youtube
- Baby, I'm Going   @ youtube
- Hey Mama, Hey Pretty Girl   @ youtube
- When Your Woman Don't Want You Around   @ youtube

- My Baby Don't Treat Me Kind   @ youtube
- Trucking Them Blues Away   @ Spotify
- Baby, You Just Don't Know   @ youtube
- Lonesome Over There   @ youtube
- Thousand Woman Blues [sic]   @ youtube
- I Ain't Got No Loving Baby Now   @ youtube

rec. August 14, 1961 in Spartanburg, SC by Samuel Charters; Baby Tate, voc, g; LP prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein

OBCCD-567-2 notes

 

 

notes by
Samuel B. Charters
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Prestige/Bluesville 1072

Bluesville discography

notes by
Samuel B. Charters

= OBCCD-567-2 (1994)

OBC discography

31967


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The Blues
Music from the Documentary Film by Samuel Charters

J.D. Short
- Introduction
Memphis Willie B.
- Alone In The Evening Blues (instr) @ Spotify
J.D. Short
- Slidin' Delta   @ Spotify
Pink Anderson (with son "Little Pink")
- Old Cotton Fields Of Home   @ Spotify
Furry Lewis
- John Henry   @ Spotify

Baby Tate
- Bad Blues (instr) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Memphis Willie B. & Gus Cannon
- Sitting Here Thinking   @ Spotify
Sleepy John Estes
- Lonesome Ground   @ Spotify

Baby Tate
- If I Could Holler Like A Mountain Jack #   @ Spotify
- When I First Started Hoboing #   @ Spotify
Pink Anderson
- Weeping Willow Blues   @ Spotify


rec. in the summer of 1962 by Samuel Barclay Charters with Ann Charters, technical assistant. "The Blues" was finished early in 1963, and was premiered at the University of Chicago Folk Festival in January, 1963.
# rec. July 1962 in Spartanburg, SC; Baby Tate, voc, g
photography by Ann Charters


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notes by Samuel Charters
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Asch A-101 (US 1967)
= Folkways FA AS101

notes by Samuel Charters
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= Blue Angel BA20011
(Germany 1978/79?)
(Zweitausendeins)

CDr
notes by Samuel Charters
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= Smithsonian Folkways
FW-ASCH101-CCD
(US 2007)

   

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

rec. August 2, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g, # hca; * McKinley Ellis, g; Peg Leg Sam, hca, [] voc

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

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

Trix discography

   

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

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

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

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

Trix discography

   

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

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

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

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

Trix discography

   

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

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

Trix discography

   

- Shotgun (080)
- Weeping Willow (081)
- I Ain't Got No Lover Now (082)
- I Can Lay It On Down (083)
- I Feel So Good (084)
- Poor Boy, Long Way From Home (085)
- Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do (087)
- Whiskey Headed Woman (088)
- I Got News For You (089)
- Sugar Bee (090)
- Red River Blues (091)
- You Got To Go Down 095)
- Don't Try To Mistreat Me (098)
- Police Dog Blues (099)

rec. August 15, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

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

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

Trix discography

   

- Meet Me In The Bottom (115)
- Weeping Willow (116)
- I Got Mine (17)
- I Feel So Good (118)
- Bad Gasoline Blues (119)
- Tate's Boogie (120)
- Wild & Reckless (121)
- Late In The Evening (122) [Trix 4502]
- Police Dog Blues(123)

rec. December 30, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

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

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

Trix discography

41970/71"BABY" TATE
- Late In The Evening (122) (2:20) #   @ youtube
- See What You Done Done (045) (2:35) *   @ youtube

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

Peg Leg Sam discography

7 inch 45 rpm
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Trix 4502

Trix discography

51978Another Man Done Gone

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


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


# rec. August 7, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g

* rec. August 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Baby Tate, voc, g
16 page booklet (Febr.
1978) by Bruce Bastin







Flyright LP 528

Flyright discography

61973


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Peg Leg Sam: Medicine Show Man

- Who's That Left Here 'While Ago #   @ youtube
- Greasy Greens
- Reuben
- Irene, Tell Me, Who Do You Love *

- Skinny Woman Blues #
- Lost John
- Ode to Bad Bill

- Ain't But One Thing Give A Man The Blues

- Easy Ridin' Buggy #
- Peg's Fox Chase
- Before You Give It All Away *

- Fast Freight Train #
- Nasty Old Trail
- Born in Hard Luck


rec. August 7 & 8, 1970 in Spartanburg, SC by Peter B. Lowry; Peg Leg Sam, hca, voc; # Charles Henry "Baby" Tate, g, voc; * Henry "Rufe" Johnson, g, voc

Peg Leg Sam discography




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notes by Pete Lowry
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Trix 3302








= Trix CD 3302 (1993)

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= 32 Blues CD 32211
(US 2000) "Kickin' It"

Trix discography

71988


read liner notes, part 1read liner notes, part 2

Bluesville Volume 1   "Folk Blues"

Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
Memphis Willie B.
- Country Girl Blues
K.C. Douglas
- Big Road Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Levee Camp Blues
Robert Curtis Smith
- Catfish Blues
Memphis Willie B
- Highway 61 (CD only)
Furry Lewis
- Shake 'em On Down (CD only)
Sidney Maiden
- San Quentin Blues
Wade Walton
- Big Fat Mama
Pete Franklin
- Grievin' Me
Blind Willie McTell
- Dying Crapshooter's Blues
Blind Snooks Eaglin
- Alberta (CD only)
Lonnie Johnson
- Fine Booze and Heavy Dues
Scrapper Blackwell
- Blues Before Sunrise
Doug Quattlebaum
- You Is One Black Rat
Reverend Gary Davis
- You Got to Move
Blind Snooks Eaglin
- Brown Skin Woman

Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done (CD only) [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
Scrapper Blackwell
- Goin' Where The Monon Crosses The Yellow Dog (CD only)
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
- Pawn Shop
Lightnin' Hopkins (LP only)
- T-Model Blues

compiled by Ray Topping
notes by John H Cowley

Ace CH 247 (1988)








Ace CD 247 (1988)

Bluesville discography

81996The Bluesville Years Vol. 6   "Blues Sweet Carolina Blues"

Pink Anderson
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Baby I'm Going Away
- Mama Where Did You Stay Last Night
- Baby, Please Don't Go

Baby Tate
- See What You Done Done [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
- Baby, You Just Don't Know [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
- Hey Mama [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
- Hey Pretty Girl [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
- What Have I Done To You? [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
Sonny Terry
- Callin' My Mama
- Ida Mae

Baby Tate
- Trucking Them Blues Away [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
- Lonesome Over There [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
- Dupree Blues [Prestige/Bluesville 1072]
Pink Anderson
- That's No Way To Do
- Weeping Willow Blues
- My Baby Left Me This Morning
- Ain't Nobody Home But Me
Reverend Gary Davis
- The Boy Was Kissing The Girl (And Playing The Guitar At The Same Time)
- Candy Man
Larry Johnson
- Tell You Women 'Bout Me
- Whiskey Store Blues
- Take These Blues Off My Mind
Brownie McGhee
- One Thing For Sure





Prestige PRCD-9914-2

Bluesville discography

92010Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

- My Baby's Gone - Sticks McGhee
- Louise Blues - Big Chief Ellis with Cephas and Wiggins
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Doc Watson
- Railroad Bill - John Jackson   @ youtube
- Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Bill Williams
- You Don't Know My Mind - Pink Anderson
- Blues Around My Bed - J.C. Burris
- Hesitation Blues - Reverend Gary Davis
- Pawn Shop Blues - Brownie McGhee
- The Road Is Rough and Rocky - Archie Edwards
- Hoodoo Blues - Martin, Bogan and Armstrong
- Red River Blues - Lesley Riddle
- Walking Cane - Peg Leg Sam Jackson
- One Dime Blues - Etta Baker
- Mississippi Heavy Water Blues - Roscoe Holcomb
- Outskirts Of Town - Josh White

- See What You Done Done - Baby Tate # [Folkways FS 3588]
- I Got A Woman - Marvin and Turner Foddrell
- Girl Dressed In Green - John Tinsley
- Blues In The Morning - E.C. Ball
- Wine Blues (Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee) - Sticks McGhee


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

Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40198
[read notes]


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Bruce Bastin: Crying for the Carolines.- London (Studio Vista) 1971
- Bruce Bastin: Red River Blues - The Blues Tradition in the Southeast.- Chicago (University of Illinois Press) 1986
- Bruce Bastin: Truckin' My Blues Away - East Coast Piedmont Styles.- in: Lawrence Cohn: Nothing But The Blues - The Music and the Musicians.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 205 - 231
- Ann Charters & Samuel Barclay Charters: Blues Faces - A Portrait of the Blues.- Boston (Imago Mundi Book) 2000
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 289
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 436-437, 518-519
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 492
- Valerie Wilmer: The Face of Black Music.- New York (Da Capo Press) 1983, no pagination
- Val Wilmer: Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This - My Life in the Jazz World.- London (The Women's Press) 1991
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Prestige/Bluesville 1072; photographer: Samuel Charters

thanks to Peter B. Lowry and Klaus Kilian for further info / scans

 

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source: Front cover of OBCCD-567-2; photographer: Samuel B. Charters
Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962; source: Ann & Samuel Charters 2000, p. 44; photographer: Ann Charters; click to enlarge!
source: Ann & Samuel Charters 2000, p. 44; photographer: Ann Charters
Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962
(the guitar is a 1950s "Orpheum Leader", manufactured by Kay)

 

Baby Tate with his wife and son, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962; source: Front cover of Asch LP A-101; photographer: Ann Charters; the guitar is a 1950s 'Orpheum Leader', manufactured by Kay; click to enlarge!
source: Front cover of Asch LP A-101; photographer: Ann Charters
Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962; source: Ann & Samuel Charters 2000, p. 44; photographer: Ann Charters; click to enlarge!
source: Ann & Samuel Charters 2000, p. 44; photographer: Ann Charters
Baby Tate with his wife and son, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962
(the guitar is a 1950s "Orpheum Leader", manufactured by Kay)

 

Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970; source: Bruce Bastin: Crying for the Carolines, p. 75; photographer: Pete Lowry; click to enlarge !
source: Bruce Bastin: Crying for the Carolines, p. 75
photographer: Pete Lowry
Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970; source: Back cover of Trix LP 3302; photographer: Pete Lowry; click to enlarge!
source: Back cover of Trix LP 3302
photographer: Pete Lowry
Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970
(the guitar is Pete Lowry's Gibson SJ)

 

Peg Leg Sam and Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970; source: Bruce Bastin 1986, photo pp. between p. 286 and p. 287 without pagination; photographer: Pete Lowry; click to enlarge !
Peg Leg Sam and Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970
source: Bruce Bastin 1986, photo pp. between p. 286 and p. 287 without pagination
photographer: Pete Lowry
Roosevelt 'Baby' Brooks with Baby Tate in the background, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970; source: Bruce Bastin 1971, p. 73; photographer: Pete Lowry; click to enlarge!
Roosevelt 'Baby' Brooks with Baby Tate in the
background, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970

source: Bruce Bastin 1971, p. 73; photographer: Pete Lowry

 

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Baby Tate, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1972
source: Wilmer 1983, no pagination; photographer: Valerie Wilmer

 

 

Southeast Blues further reading

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Bastin, Bruce: Crying for the Carolines.- London (Studio Vista) 1971

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Bastin, Bruce: Red River Blues - The Blues Tradition in the Southeast.- Chicago (University of Illinois Press) 1986

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Bastin, Bruce: Truckin' My Blues Away - East Coast Piedmont Styles.- in: Cohn, Lawrence: Nothing But The Blues - The Music and the Musicians.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 205 - 231

 

Stefan Wirz


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