J O S H   W H I T E; source: Wald 2000, p. following 140 ('Courtesy of Lawrence Cohn')
Josh White c. 1933
source: Wald 2000, p. following 140
("Courtesy of Lawrence Cohn")
Perfect Records advertisement, c. 1933; source: Wald 2000, p. following 140 ('Courtesy of Lawrence Cohn')
  Perfect Records ad

Josh White
Joshua Daniel White   a/k/a "Pinewood Tom"
b. February 11, 1914 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
d. September 5, 1969 at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, Nassau County, New York

buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
discography

Josh White Jr. at www.joshwhitejr.com

J O S H   W H I T E (promotion picture)

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

Josh White 78 rpm, 45 rpm, EPs, LPs, CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
Since this ain't no museum, my aim is not to depict actually existing specimen of 78 rpm records,
but to show the labels as pristine as workmanlike possible

even if this - in some cases - takes a whole lot of my time to photoshop process the initial data
11928Blind Joe Taggart

- I've Crossed The Separation (Line) (20943-5)   @ youtube
- There's A Hand Writing On The Wall (20940-4)   @ youtube

rec. c. October 1928 in Chicago, IL; Blind Joe Taggart, voc, g; Joshua White, voc, g
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Paramount 12717

= Broadway 5089
(as by Blind Joe Donnell)

= Herwin 93029 (as by
Blind Jeremiah Taylor)

1a1928Blind Joe Taggart

- Religion Is Something Within You (21040-1)   @ youtube
- Mother's Love (21041-1) #   @ youtube

rec. c. December 1928 in Chicago, IL; Blind Joe Taggart, voc, g; prob. Joshua White, g, # 2nd voc

Paramount 12744

= Herwin 93027 (as by
Blind Jeremiah Taylor)

= Jazz Collector L129

= Tempo R55

1b1928 

Blind Joe Taggart and Joshua White
- Scandalous And A Shame (20942-4)   @ youtube
Blind Joe Taggart
- Lord, Don't Drive Me Away (20944-4)   @ youtube

rec. c. October 1928 in Chicago, IL; Blind Joe Taggart, voc, g; Joshua White, voc, g
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Paramount 12780
1c1929Carver Boys / Carver Boys & Joshua White

Carver Boys
- Sisco Harmonica Blues (15556)   @ youtube

Carver Boys & Joshua White
- Wang Wang Harmonica Blues (15555)   @ youtube

rec. c. September 6, 1929 in Richmond, IN; Warner Carver, hca; Noble 'Uncle Bozo' Carver, Robert V. Carver, g; Joshua White, g

Paramount 12822

= Broadway 8151
(as by Carver Boys)

1d1929Blind Joe Taggart

- Wonder Will My Trouble Then Be Over (L-217-2)   @ youtube
- Waded In The Water Trying To Get Home (L-220-1) #   @ youtube

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Blind Joe Taggart, voc, g; prob. Joshua White, g, # voc

Although L-217 is a vocal duet according to the label of Paramount 13020, there is no second voice to be heard on this title

Paramount 13020
1e1929Blind Joe Taggart

- Strange Things Happen In The Land (L-218-1) #   @ youtube
- I Ain't No Sinner Now (L-701-1)   @ youtube

rec. c. December 1929 in Grafton, WI; Blind Joe Taggart, voc, g; # prob. Joshua White, g, voc

Paramount 13094


1932 - 1936
Banner, Melotone, Oriole, Perfect, Romeo
were (until 1935) the cheap 'dime store labels' (S. H. Kress, McCrory)
of the American Record Corporation (ARC)
("three for a dollar")
21932Joshua White

- Black And Evil Blues (11656-1)   @ youtube
- Little Brother Blues (11657-1)   @ youtube

rec. April 6, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 32631

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= Melotone M12537

= Oriole 8184
= Perfect 0219
= Romeo 5184

31932Joshua White

- Baby, Won't You Doodle-Doo-Doo (11658-1) #   @ youtube
- High Brown Cheater (11694-1) *   @ youtube

# rec. April 6, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 32795
= Melotone M12728
= Oriole 8241
= Perfect 0244
= Romeo 5141

* Vocalion 1742
(as by Tippy Barton)

41932Joshua White

- Howling Wolf Blues (11659-1) #   @ youtube
- Bad Depression Blues (11689-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. April 6, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. April 11, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 32437
# Conqueror 8245
= Oriole 8139

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= Perfect 0208

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= Romeo 5139

51932Joshua White

- Crying Blues (11676-1) #   @ youtube
- Double Crossing Woman (11695-1) *   @ youtube

# rec. April 8, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 32794
= Melotone M12727
= Oriole 8240
= Perfect 0243
= Romeo 5240

* Vocalion 1742
(as by Tippy Barton)

61932Joshua White

- Things About Coming My Way (11688-1) #   @ youtube
- So Sweet, So Sweet (11696-1) *   @ youtube

# rec. April 11, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 32438
= Oriole 8140

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= Perfect 0209

= Romeo 5140

71932Pinewood Tom

- Good Gal (11691-2) *   @ youtube
- Greenville Sheik (11690-2) #

# rec. April 11, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Melotone 6-05-63
= Perfect 6-05-63
81933Pinewood Tom

- Broad Players Blues (11693-2) #
- Big House Blues (13790-1) *

# rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. August 15, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 32982
= Melotone M12932
= Oriole 8309
= Perfect 0270
= Romeo 5309
91932Joshua White

- Lazy Black Snake Blues (11697-3)   @ youtube
- Downhearted Man Blues (11699-1) #   @ youtube

rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 32527
# Conqueror 8245

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= Oriole 8159

= Perfect 0213

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= Romeo 5159

   

- Too Tight (11698)
- Lonesome Night Blues (11700)

rec. April 12, 1932 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
ARC unissued
101933Joshua White

- Low Cotton (13791-1)   @ youtube
- Blood Red River (13792-1) #   @ youtube

rec. August 15, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 32858
= Melotone M12785
# Conqueror 8244
= Oriole 8267


= Perfect 0257

= Romeo 5267

= Paramount 9001
(as by Jimmy Walker)

111933Joshua White

- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed (13793-1) #   @ youtube
- Motherless Children (13794-1)

rec. August 15, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 32859

# Conqueror 8244

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= Melotone M12786

= Oriole 8268

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= Perfect 0258

= Romeo 5268

11a1933JOSHUA WHITE

- Blood Red River [Banner 32858]
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed [Banner 32859]

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Conqueror 8244
11b1933JOSHUA WHITE

- Howling Wolf Blues [Banner 32437]
- Downhearted Man Blues [Banner 32527]

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Conqueror 8245
121933Joshua White

- Pure Religion Hallilu (14306-1/-2) #
- I Don't Intend To Die In Egyptland (14307-1)

rec. November 13, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 32905
# Conqueror 8356
= Melotone M12846
= Oriole 8286
= Perfect 0263
= Romeo 5286
131933Joshua White

- There's A Man Goin' Around Taking Names (14309-1) #
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave (14310-1)

rec. November 13, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 32918
# Conqueror 8271
= Melotone M12861
= Oriole 8289
= Perfect 0264

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= Romeo 5289

141933Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- This Heart Of Mine (14308-1) #
- My Father Is A Husbandman (14376-1) *

# rec. November 13, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. November 24, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 33330
= Melotone M13297
= Oriole 8427
= Perfect 0311
= Romeo 5427
151934Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- Lord, I Want To Die Easy (14375-2) #
- Can't Help But Crying Sometime (14897-1) *

# rec. November 24, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. March 6, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 33095

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= Conqueror 8455

= Melotone M13059
= Oriole 8350
= Perfect 0285
= Romeo 5350

161934Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- Death's Coming Back After You (14377-1) #
- Four And Twenty Elders (14898-2) *

# rec. November 24, 1933 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. March 6, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 33135

= Conqueror 8458
= Melotone M13102
= Oriole 8469
= Perfect 0292
= Romeo 5369

171934Joshua White

- Down On Me (14900-1)
- You Sinner You (14901-1)

rec. March 6, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
Banner 33046
= Melotone M13008
= Oriole 8332
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= Perfect 0277

= Romeo 5332

181934Joshua White

- Welfare Blues (14902-2)
- Stormy Weather No. 1 (14903-1)

rec. March 6, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 33024
= Conqueror 8354
= Melotone M12983
= Oriole 8326
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= Perfect 0276

= Romeo 5326

191934Pinewood Tom

- Friendless City Blues (15502-1)
- I Believe I'll Make A Change (15499-2)

rec. August 1, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Banner 33229
= Conqueror 8450
= Melotone M13196
= Oriole 8388
= Perfect 0299

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= Romeo 5388

201934Pinewood Tom and his Blue Hounds

- Gone Mother Blues (15597-2)
- Evil Man Blues (15599-2)

rec. March 13, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, prob. g; Leroy Carr, p
Banner 33268
= Melotone M13235
= Oriole 8303

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= Perfect 0303

= Romeo 5303

211934Pinewood Tom and his Blue Hounds

- Mean Mistreater Mama (15598-1)
- She's Alright With Me (15600-1)

Paramount 9002
Paul La France
- The New Mean Mistreater Blues (13598-1)
- She's Right With Me (13600-1)

rec. March 13, 1934 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, prob. g; Leroy Carr, p; prob. Scrapper Blackwell, g

Banner 33148
= Conqueror 8451
= Melotone M13115

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= Oriole 8374

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= Perfect 0294

= Romeo 5374

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= Paramount 9002
(as by Paul La France)

221935Pinewood Tom

- Milk Cow Blues (16850-1)
- Black Gal (16849-1)

rec. February 13, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Clarence Williams, p
Banner 33361

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= Conqueror 8479

= Melotone M13328
= Oriole 8440

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= Perfect 0316

= Romeo 5440

231935Pinewood Tom

- D.B.A. Blues (16899-2)
- New Mean Mistreater Blues (16900-1)

rec. February 20, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Clarence Williams, p
Banner 33389

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= Conqueror 8492

= Melotone M13356
= Oriole 8450
= Perfect 0318
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= Romeo 5450

241935Pinewood Tom

- Badly Mistreated Man (16901-1) #   @ youtube
- Pigmeat And Whiskey Blues (17093-1) *   @ youtube

# rec. February 20, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Clarence Williams, p
* rec. March 19, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p

Melotone 35-09-26
= Perfect35-09-26
= Oriole 35-09-26
= Romeo 35-09-26
251935Pinewood Tom

- Bed Springs Blues (17042-1) #   @ youtube
- Sissy Man (17083-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. March 14, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
* rec. March 18, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
Banner 33404

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= Conqueror 8499

= Melotone M13371
= Oriole 8456
= Perfect 0320
= Romeo 5456

261935Pinewood Tom

- Black Man (17043-2) #   @ youtube
- Gone Dry Blues (17094-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. March 14, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
* rec. March 19, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p

Banner 33489
= Melotone M13456
= Oriole 8493
= Perfect 0334
= Romeo 5493
271935Pinewood Tom

- New Milk Cow Blues (17044-1) #   @ youtube
- New D.B.A. Blues (17082-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. March 14, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
* rec. March 18, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
Banner 33460

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= Conqueror 8563

= Melotone M13427
= Oriole 8479

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= Perfect 0330

= Romeo 5479

281935Pinewood Tom

- Homeless And Hungry Blues (17084-2) #   @ youtube
- Prodigal Son (17156-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. March 18, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
* rec. March 20, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p

Banner 33447

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= Conqueror 8525

= Melotone M13414
= Oriole 8473
= Perfect 0328
= Romeo 5473

291935Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- I Got A Home In That Rock (17085-1)   @ youtube
- Paul And Silas Bound In Jail (17086-2)   @ youtube

rec. March 18, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p

Banner 33419
= Conqueror 8498
= Melotone M13386
= Oriole 8463
= Perfect 0324
= Romeo 5463
301935Pinewood Tom

- Cherry Picker (17091-2)
- Tweet Tweet Mama Blues (17092-2)

rec. March 19, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
Banner 33418
= Melotone M13385
= Oriole 8462
= Perfect 0323
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= Romeo 5462
311935Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- While The Blood Runs Warm In Your Veins (18003-1)
- Got A Key To The Kingdom (18005-1)

rec. August 24, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Buddy Moss, g

Melotone 5-11-60
= Perfect 5-11-60
= Oriole 5-11-60
= Romeo 5-11-60
= Conqueror 8590
321935Pinewood Tom

- Jet Black Woman (17090-1) #
- When The Sun Goes Down (18099-1) *

# rec. March 19, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
* rec. September 24, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g

Melotone 5-12-51
= Perfect 5-12-51
= Romeo 5-12-51

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= Conqueror 8579

   

- Trying To Get Home (18004-1)

rec. August 24, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Walter Roland, p
ARC unissued

Flyright FLYLP 107
Earl BD 619
Document DOCD 5196

331935Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- My Soul Is Gonna Live With God (18006-2) #
- Did You Read That Letter? (18028-2) *   @ youtube

# rec. August 24, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Buddy Moss, g
* rec. August 28, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
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Oriole 6-04-57
341935Joshua White (The Singing Christian)

- On My Way (18011-2)
- How About You? (18012-2)

rec. August 26, 1935 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g; Buddy Moss, voc, g
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Perfect 6-02-57
351935Buddy Moss and Pinewood Tom / Pinewood Tom

- You Got To Give Me Some Of It (18023-1) #
- Talking About My Time (18013-1) *

# rec. New York City, August 28, 1935; Buddy Moss, voc, g; Joshua White, voc, g
* rec. New York City, August 26, 1935; Joshua White, voc, g; Buddy Moss, g

Melotone 5-11-59
= Perfect 5-11-59
= Romeo 5-11-59
361936PINEWOOD TOM

- No More Ball And Chain (18732-2)
- Silicosis Is Killin' Me (18733-2)   @ youtube

rec. February 26, 1936 in New York City; Joshua White, voc, g
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Oriole 6-05-51

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= Perfect 6-05-51

= Conqueror 8673

371940


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Josh White: Harlem Blues

248
- Careless Love (673- )   @ youtube
- Prison Bound (674- )   @ youtube

249
- Hard Time Blues (676-A)   @ youtube
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (675-B) #   @ youtube

250
- Motherless Children Part 1 (677- )   @ youtube
- Motherless Children Part 2 (678- )   @ youtube (2:50)

rec. March 7, 1940 in New York City; Josh White, voc, g; Wilson Myers, sb; # Bill White, voc duet


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Musicraft 248

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Musicraft 249

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Musicraft 250


set of three 78 rpm records
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Musicraft album N 3
"Night Life in New York"

set of three 78 rpm records
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Musicraft album N 3
(= 248, 249, 250)

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Musicraft 248

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Musicraft 249

381940Joshua White Trio

- Careless Love (671-A)
- Milk Cow Blues (672- )

rec. March 7, 1940 in New York City; Josh White, voc, g; Sidney Bechet, cl; Wilson Myers, sb

12 inch masters
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Blue Note 23
397/1940Joshua White and his Carolinians: Chain Gang

35559
- Nine Foot Shovel (27415-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Chain Gang Boun' (27414-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

35560
- Trouble (27416-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Goin' Home Boys (27418-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

35561
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part I) (27419-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part II) (27420-1)   @ youtube (2:50)   @ Spotify

35562
- Told My Cap'n (27417-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Jerry (27421-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. June 4, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc; Leonard de Paur, cond; prod. by John Hammond
cover artwork by Alex Steinweiss


from liner notes:
"Columbia Records proudly presents what is perhaps the most genuine folk music of our times...seven Negro laments of the chain gang sung by Joshua White and his Carolinians"

Sam Gary discography

set of four 78 rpm records
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Columbia album C-22

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Columbia 35559 (C22-1/-2)

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Columbia 35560 (C22-3/-4)

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Columbia 35561 (C22-5/-6)

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Columbia 35562 (C22-7/-8)

421940Joshua White and his Carolinians

- Glory To His Name (27807-1)   @ Spotify
- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming (27809-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. June 4, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc
Columbia 36202

431940Joshua White and his Carolinians

- Lord Have Mercy (27808-1)
- I Want Jesus To Walk With Me (27813-1)

rec. June 4, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc
Columbia 36237

  Joshua White

- Instrumental
- How Long #   @ youtube
- Silicosis Blues #   @ youtube

rec. December 20, 1940 at Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (Emancipation Celebration) by Alain Locke, Sterling Brown, Alan Lomax; Josh White, g, # voc
Library of Congress
AFS 06092 - 06095

Bridge CD (2002)
"Freedom"

  Joshua White And The Golden Gate Quartet

- Poor Lazarus   @ youtube
- John Henry #   @ youtube
- Trouble   @ youtube

rec. December 20, 1940 at Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (Emancipation Celebration) by Alain Locke, Sterling Brown, Alan Lomax; Josh White, g, # voc; Willie Johnson, Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Orlandus 'Dad' Wilson, voc
Library of Congress
AFS 06092 - 06095

Bridge CD (2002)
"Freedom"

  The Golden Gate Quartet And Joshua White

- Old Dan Tucker   @ youtube
- Mr. Rabbit, You Ear's Mighty Long   @ youtube
- Rock My Soul In The Bosom Of Abraham   @ youtube
- Run Sinner Run   @ youtube

rec. December 20, 1940 at Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (Emancipation Celebration) by Alain Locke, Sterling Brown, Alan Lomax; Willie Johnson, Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Orlandus 'Dad' Wilson, voc; Josh White, g
Library of Congress
AFS 06092 - 06095

Bridge CD (2002)
"Freedom"

441941Joshua White

- I Lay A-Dreamin' (30482-1)
- Gotta Go (30483-1)


Conqueror 9959
451941Joshua White

- Eve's Apple Tree
- She's A Married Woman

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Conqueror 9960
465/1941



Songs For John Doe by the Almanac Singers

1101-A/-B
- The Strange Death Of John Doe (A-1)
- Billy Boy (A-5) #

1102-A/-B
- C For Conscription / Washington Breakdown (A-6)
- Liza Jane (A-4) #

1103-A/-B
- Ballad Of October 16 (A-3)
- Plow Under (A-2AA)

rec. late March to early April 1941 at an unidentified Central Park West studio in New York City; Pete Seeger, voc, banjo; Lee Hays, voc; Millard Lampell, voc; Josh White, g, # voc; Sam Gary, voc; prod. by Keynote label owner Eric Bernay (né Bernstein)

"[Eric] Bernay released the album in May 1941. Fearing political repercussions, he was reluctant to release it on Keynote, so 'Songs for John Doe' appeared on the 'Almanac' label. On June 22, 1941, Hitler's armies invaded the Soviet Union. With the non-agression pact broken, pacifism was out of the question. Bernay quickly pulled 'Songs for John Doe' and Paul Robeson's Spring Song from distribution and reportedly destroyed the remaining inventory. The songs that launched the Almanac Singers just four months earlier were now hopelessly out of date."

"In summer 1942 the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- believing the Almanac Singers' seditious antiwar messages were still offered for sale -- began searching for the company behind its distribution. After months checking pressing plants around New York City, agents learned that the album was a Keynote production. 'When the FBI finally walked into the office of Keystone Records,' David King Dunaway wrote, 'the manager boldly told them the discs were collector's items: 'Things have changed since those were recorded.'"
(ebay auction)
set of three 78 rpm















Almanac Records 102
(a Keynote production)

(=) Bear Family BCD 15720
JL (Germany 1996)

477/1941The Almanac Singers: Talking Union

301
- Union Train (QB-1552)
- Talking Union (QB-1553)

302
- Which Side Are You On? (QB-1556)
- Get Thee Behind Me, Satan (QB-1557) (Lee Hays, lead voc)

303
- Union Maid (QB-1555)
- All I Want (QB-1554) (Pete Seeger, lead voc)

rec. prob. May 1941 at an unidentified Central Park West studio in New York City; Pete Seeger, voc, banjo; Lee Hays, voc; Millard Lampell, voc; Josh White, g, voc; Sam Gary, Carol White, Bess Lomax Hawes, voc; prod. by Keynote label owner Eric Bernay (nee Bernstein)

set of three 78 rpm records



Keynote album 106
(= 301 + 302 + 303)


Keynote 301

Keynote 302




Keynote 303

(=) Bear Family BCD 15720
JL (Germany 1996)

489/1941Southern Exposure
An Album Of Jim Crow Blues sung by Joshua White


514
- Southern Exposure (QB-1691)   @ youtube
- Uncle Sam Says (QB-1690)   @ youtube

515
- Jim Crow Train (QB-1692)   @ youtube
- Bad Housing Blues (QB-1688)   @ youtube

516
- Hard Times Blues (QB-1689)   @ youtube
- Defence Factory Blues (QB-1687)   @ youtube

rec. 1941 in New York City; Josh White, voc, g

All songs original compositions, collaborations between Josh White and the Harlem Renaissance poet Waring Cuney

Josh White and the Protest Blues by Elijah Wald

set of three 78 rpm records
notes by Richard Wright
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Keynote album 107
(= 514 + 515 +516)

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Keynote 514


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Keynote 515

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Keynote 516
4910/1944Strange Fruit - Songs by Josh White

541
- Strange Fruit (KJW12)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- John Henry (KJW10)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

542
- Evil Hearted Man (KJW9)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- House Of The Rising Sun (KJW11)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

543
- The Riddle Song (KJW7)   @ Spotify
- Whatcha Goin' To Do (KJW8)   @ Spotify

rec. 1941-42 (1947) in New York City; Josh White, voc, g

set of three 78 rpm records
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Keynote album 125
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Keynote 541


Keynote 542

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Keynote 543

501942Libby Holman: Blues Till Dawn
with guitar accompaniment by Josh White

- Fare Thee Well (18304)
- Baby, Baby (18304)

- Good Morning Blues (18305)
- When The Sun Goes Down (18305)

- House Of The Risin' Sun (18306)
- Hansome Winsome Johnny (18306)

rec. New York City, March 23, 1942

tracks on Jasmine CD:
- Who's That Knocking At My Door?
- There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears
- The Way He Loves... Is Just Too Bad
- Am I Blue?
- Moanin' Low
- Can't We Be Friends?
- I'm Doin' What I'm Doin' For Love
- I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful)
- Here Am I
- Cooking Breakfast For The One I Love
- When A Woman Loves A Man
- A Ship Without A Sail
- What Is This Thing Called Love?
- Body And Soul
- Something To Remember You By
- I’m One Of God's Children (Who Hasn’t Got Wings)
- Love For Sale
- You And The Night And The Music
- When You Love Only One

- Baby, Baby
- Hansom’ Winsome Johnny / On Top Of Old Smoky
- The House Of The Risin’ Sun
- When The Sun Goes Down Down
- Good Morning Blues
- Fare Well Honey / Fare Thee Well

set of three 78 rpm records
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Decca 316

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Decca 18305

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Jasmine JASCD 129 (2005)
"The Scandalous Libby
Holman
- Something To
Remember Her By"

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Monmouth-Evergreen
MES 7067
[Achtung: This LP by the
same title ("Something To
Remember Her By") does
not contain those 1942
tracks with Josh White !!!]

511944The Union Boys: Songs For Victory
Music for Political Action

346-1
- Hold The Fort We Shall Not Be Moved (The Union Boys, Burl Ives, g, Tom Glazer, g)
- Hold On (621) #

346-2
- UAW-CIO (The Union Boys, Pete Seeger, g)
- A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Any More (The Union Boys, Tom Glazer, g)

346-3
- Sally Don't You Grieve (Woody Guthrie, voc, g & Cisco Houston, voc)

- Jim Crow (613) *

rec. March 11, 1944 in New York, NY by Alan Lomax; "Sally ..." prob. 1944 in New York, NY
# The Union Boys: Josh White, voc, g; Pete Seeger, voc, banjo; Tom Glazer, voc, g; Burl Ives, voc
* The Union Boys: Josh White, voc, g; Burl Ives, voc; Tom Glazer, g; Alan Lomax, voc; Pete Seeger, voc
Brownie McGhee, voc, g; Sonny Terry, hca
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Asch Recordings 346

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346-1

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346-2

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346-3

521944Josh Whiteclick to enlarge !
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348-1
- I Got A Head Like A Rock (Ma 162)   @ youtube
- Fare Thee Well (Ma 64)   @ youtube

348-2
- Outskirts Of Town (Ma 159-1)   @ youtube
- One Meat Ball (Ma 170)   @ youtube


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- When I Lay Down And Die Do Die (Ma 60)   @ youtube
- The House I Live In (Ma 169)   @ youtube

front cover artwork by David Stone Martin

 

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Langston Hughes' liner notes ("Josh White Sings Easy")Langston Hughes' linernotes; click to enlarge !
"You could call Josh White the Minstrel of the Blues, except that he is more than a Minstrel of the Blues. The Blues are Negro music, but, although he is a Negro, Josh is a fine folk-singer of anybody's songs - southern Negro or southern white, plantation work-songs or modern union songs, English or Irish ballads - any songs that come from the heart of the people. (...)"

 

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Asch Recordings 348

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Asch 348-1

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Asch 348-3

531944Tom Glazer & Josh White: Songs Of Citizen C.I.O.
put out by the National War Relief Committee

349-1
- Citizen C.I.O. (A 155) (Tom Glazer, Josh White)   @ youtube
- No More Blues (MA 158) # (Josh White)   @ youtube

349-2
- We've Got A Plan (G.I. Joe & the C.I.O.) (MA 156-1) (Tom Glazer)   @ youtube
- Social Workers Talking Blues (MA 157) (Tom Glazer)


349-3
- I'm Gonna Put My Name Down (MA 153-1) (Tom Glazer)   @ youtube
- Freedom Road (MA 154) # (Josh White)   @ youtube

# rec. June 19, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g

photographs and cover design by James Greenbaum

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Asch Album 349
541944Folk Songs sung by Josh White

358-1
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (170)
- Motherless Children (Ma 148)

358-2
- St. James Infirmary Blues (171)
- No. 12 Train (174)

358-3
- Trouble (175)
- Jerry (173)

front cover artwork by David Stone Martin

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Asch International Stinson
Album A 358
551945American FOLKSAY   Ballads and Dances

432-1
- Mule Skinner Blues (work blues) (Ma 12) - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger   @ youtube
- 900 Miles (railroad song) (Ma 85) - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Baldwin Hawes, Bess Lomax   @ youtube

432-2
- Glory (spiritual) (688) - Sonny Terry, Alek, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston   @ youtube
- Poor Lazarus (bad man ballad) (Ma 56) - Woody Guthrie   @ youtube


432-3
- Don't Lie Buddy (answer back song) (Ma 63) - Josh White, Lead Belly   @ youtube
- Biggest Thing (nonsense ballad) (Ma 15) - Woody Guthrie   @ youtube

432-4
- Cindy (country dance) (Ma 52) - Pete Seeger and Orchestra   @ youtube
- Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet (Tennessee Mountain Song) (Ma 27) - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston   @ youtube


front cover artwork by David Stone Martin



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Asch Album A 432
561944BLUES

550-1
Josh White
- T.B. Blues   @ youtube
- Careless Love   @ youtube

550-2
Mary Lou Williams, Nora Lee King
- Until My Baby Comes Home   @ youtube
Champion Jack Dupree
- Too Evil To Cry   @ youtube

550-3
Sonny Terry
- Lonesome Train   @ youtube
Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
- Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way   @ youtube


front cover artwork by David Stone Martin


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Asch Album A 550
571945Josh White with Mary Lou Williams

- The Minute Man (780)   @ youtube
- Froggy Bottom (784) #   @ youtube

rec. December 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Mary Lou Williams, p, # sp; Bill Coleman, tp; Jimmy Butts, b; Eddie Dougherty, dr
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Asch 2001

581945JOSH WHITE

- Beloved Comrade (72662) #   @ youtube
- Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier (72664)   @ youtube



unissued tracks from same session:
- Letter From The Russian Front (72660)
- In The Dug Out (72661)



track from same session, released in 1947 on Decca Album No. A-611:
- Lord Randall, My Son (72663)



rec. December 28, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; # unknown, org; John Simmons, b; J.C. Heard, dr
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Decca 23416
58a1945JOSH WHITE

- Jelly Jelly (72625)   @ youtube
- Backwater Blues (72627)   @ youtube



unissued track from same session:
- Lass With The Delicate Air (72624)



tracks from same session, released in 1946 on Decca Album No. A-447:
- Evil Hearted Man (72626)
- Frankie And Johnny (72628)
- John Henry (72629)



rec. December 13, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; John Simmons, b; J.C. Heard, dr
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Decca 23582

591945?JOSH WHITE

- Joshua Fit The Battle (170) #
- Motherless Children (Ma 149) *

# rec. October 25, 1945 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g
* rec. June 9, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g
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Stinson 358-1

601945Josh White with Edmond Hall and his Orchestra

- (I) Left A Good Deal In Mobile (13128)   @ youtube
- Did You Ever Love A Woman (13129)   @ youtube

rec. November 14, 1945 in New York; Josh White, voc [no g!]; Irving Randolph, tp; Henderson Chambers, tb; Edmond Hall, cl; Eddie Williams, ts; Ellis Larkins, p; Al Casey, g; Johnny Williams, b; Arthur Trappier, dr
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"I Left A Good Deal In Mobile"
"Williams, bass; Arthur Trappier, drums" in last row

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"Left A Good Deal In Mobile"
"bass; Arthur Trappier, drums" in last row

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"Left A Good Deal In Mobile"
"Arthur Trappier, drums" in last row

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"Left A Good Deal In Mobile"
blue label, different typeface


Decca 23475

611945Josh White: Women Blues

3004
- Dupree (223)   @ youtube
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman (220)   @ youtube

3005
- Baby, Baby (222)   @ youtube
- Miss Otis Regrets (221)   @ youtube

rec. 1945 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g

front cover artwork by David Stone Martin

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Disc 3004 (223/220)Disc 3005 (222/221)

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Disc Album 661
621946Josh White: ballads and blues

JOSH WHITE and BILL WHITE 23651
- I Gave My Love A Cherry (73474) ||   @ youtube
- The Lass With The Delicate Air (73467) *   @ youtube

23652
- Evil Hearted Man (72626) []   @ youtube
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (73229) #   @ youtube

23653
- Frankie And Johnny (72628) []   @ youtube
- John Henry (72629) []   @ youtube

23654
- Sometime (73466) **   @ youtube
- Strange Fruit (73475) ||   @ youtube

[] rec. December 13, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; John Simmons, b; J.C. Heard, dr
# rec. December 10, 1945 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; John Simmons, b; Bill White, dr
* rec. March 21, 1946 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; ** Sonny Terry, hca; ** Brownie McGhee; John Simmons, b; J.C. Heard, dr
|| rec. March 26, 1946 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g

cover artwork by Ann Brennan Schabbehar (1916-1975)

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23653

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23654

set of four 78 rpm records
six page booklet with a bio
and song texts by Alan Lomax
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Decca Album No. A-447

Decca DL 5082 (US 1949)

Brunswick LA 8562
(UK 1952)

Decca DL 8665 (US 1958)

631947Josh White: Ballads & Blues Vol. 2

JOSH WHITE and BILL WHITE 24237
- Josh And Bill Blues (73905) #   @ youtube
- Dip His Finger In The Water (73903) #   @ youtube

JOSH WHITE 24238
- Watercress (73226) *   @ youtube
- Lord Randall My Son (73663) ||   @ youtube

JOSH WHITE 24239
- Molly Malone (73227) *   @ youtube
- Waltzing Matilda (73512) []   @ youtube

JOSH WHITE and BILL WHITE 24240
- Green Grass Growing All Around (73904) #   @ youtube
- Jim Crow (People's Song) (73906) #   @ youtube

# rec. May 6, 1947 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Bill White, 2nd voc; John Simmons, b; J.C. Heard, dr
* rec. December 10, 1946 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; John Simmons, b; Bill White, dr
|| rec. December 28, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; John Simmons, b; J.C. Heard, dr
[] rec. November 10, 1944 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; John Simmons, b

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Decca Album No. A-611
63a1947JOSH WHITE and his guitar

- Apples, Peaches And Cherries (C-2131)
- The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around (C-2133)   @ youtube

rec. June 12, 1947 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Al McKibbon, b; J.C. Heard, dr
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Apollo 157 [Ike and Bess Berman's
label, with Hy Siegel & Sam Schneider]
63aa1947JOSH WHITE and his guitar

- You Know, Baby (C-2137) #
- Bon Bons, Chocolates And Chewing Gum (C-2132) *

# rec. June 12, 1947 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Al McKibbon, b; J.C. Heard, dr
* rec. July 2, 1947 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Jimmy Jones, p; Al McKibbon, b; J.C. Heard, dr
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63b1949Joshua White and his Carolinians

- I Don't Care Where Dey Bury My Body (27806-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Moan, Chillun, Moan (27810-1) 1)

rec. August 6, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc

1) "Moan, Chillun, Moan" remains undiscovered. All copies of Harmony 1006 that were checked for reissue on Document DOCD-5405 played "King Jesus Knows I'm Coming" (same as Columbia 36202)
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Harmony 1006

63c1949Joshua White and his Carolinians

- I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train (27811-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Soon In De Mornin' (27812-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. June 4, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc
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Harmony 1013
641949Josh White: Ballads & Blues, Vol. 1

- I Gave My Love A Cherry
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Evil Hearted Man
- Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out

- Frankie And Johnny
- John Henry
- Sometime
- Strange Fruit

Decca Album No. A-447

10-inch album
notes by Alan Lomax
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Decca DL 5082

Brunswick LA 8562
(UK 1952)

Decca DL 8665 (US 1958)

651949Josh White: Strange Fruit

- Strange Fruit [Keynote 541]
- John Henry [Keynote 541]

- House Of The Rising Sun [Keynote 542]
- Evil Hearted Man [Keynote 542]

- The Riddle Song [Keynote 543]
- Whatcha Goin' To Do [Keynote 543]

set of three 78 rpm records

Mercury A 48
661949Josh White Sings

- Strange Fruit [Keynote 541]
- John Henry [Keynote 541]
- Evil Hearted Man [Keynote 542]
- Jim Crow Train [Keynote 515]

- Southern Exposure [Keynote 514]
- Hard Times Blues [Keynote 516]
- Bad Housing Blues [Keynote 515]
- House Of The Rising Sun [Keynote 542]
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Mercury LAB 25014

10-inch album
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= Mercury MG 25014

10-inch album
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= Mercury MG 25014
"Strange Fruit"

10-inch album
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= EmArcy 26010 (1954)
"Strange Fruit"
= Mercury MG 26010

67195?Josh WhiteSings: Ballads And Blues

- I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
- The Lass With The Delicate Air

- Evil Hearted Man
- Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out


- Frankie & Johnny
- John Henry

- Sometime
- Strange Fruit

"These recordings are also available on Decca Long Play Record DL 5082 (33 1/3 RPM)"
two record 45 rpm set
notes by Alan Lomax
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Decca ED 721
681950Josh White: Ballads & Blues Volume Two

- Josh And Bill Blues
- Dip His Fingers In The Water
- Watercress
- Lord Randall, My Son

- Molly Malone
- Waltzing Matilda
- Green Grass Growing All Around
- Jim Crow (People's Songs)

American Folk Music Series, edited by Alan Lomax
10-inch LP
notes by Alan Lomax
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Decca DL 5247 (US 1950)

10-inch LP
notes by Alan Lomax
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= Brunswick LA 8653
(UK 1954)

691950Josh White Sings The Blues

- Baby, Baby [Disc 3005]
- Miss Otis Regrets [Disc 3005]
- Dupree [Disc 3004]
- Fare Thee Well [Asch 348-1]
- Number Twelve Train [Asch 348]
- Mean Mistreating Woman [Disc 3004]

- When I Lay Down And Die Do Die [Asch 348-3]
- I Got A Head Like A Rock [Asch 348]
- Cotton-Eyed Joe [Asch 348-1]
- Jim Crow Train [Keynote K515 !]
- Strange Fruit [Keynote K541 !]

reissues 1940's material originally on 78s
10-inch album
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Stinson SLP 14
[Herbert Harris' label]

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= Stinson SLP 14

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= Stinson SLP 14 (1963)

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= Stinson SLP 14

reissued 1995 on
Collectables CD 5602
(along with SLP 15)

701950Josh White

- Take A Gal Like You (DR 15306)
- Wanderings (DR 15307)

rec. London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; Jack Fallon, b; Norman Burns, dr
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London L 739 (UK)
711950JOSH WHITE

- Foggy, Foggy Dew (DR 15305) #
- Like A Natural Man (DR 15308)

rec. London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; # Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; # Jack Fallon, b; # Norman Burns, dr
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London L 810 (UK)
721950JOSH WHITE

- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (DR 15303)
- Hard Time Blues (DR 15310)

rec. London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; Jack Fallon, b; Norman Burns, dr
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London L 828 (UK)
731950JOSH WHITE

- TB Blues (DR 15302)
- Molly Malone (DR 15304)

rec. London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; Jack Fallon, b; Norman Burns, dr
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London L 907 (UK)
73a11/1950JOSH WHITE

- Mean Mistreatin' Woman (MEL D220) [Disc 3004]
- Baby Baby (MEL D222) [Disc 3005]

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Melodisc 8008 (UK)
73b4/1951JOSH WHITE

- Fare Thee Well (MEL 64) [Asch 348-1]
- Outskirts Of Town (MEL 159) [Asch 348-2]

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Melodisc 1145 (UK)
73c4/1951JOSH WHITE

- The House I Live In (MEL 169) [Asch 348-3]
- When I Lay Down And Die Do Die (MEL 60) [Asch 348-3]

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Melodisc 1146 (UK)
73d4/1951JOSH WHITE

- Dupree (MEL D223) [Disc 3004]
- Miss Otis Regrets (MEL D221) [Disc 3005]

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741951Josh White

- Black Gal (DR 15964)
- On Top Of Old Smokey (DR 15965)

rec. London, March 20, 1951; Josh White, voc; Bill Hill's Orchestra; The Stargazers, voc grp
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London L 1028 (UK)
   

- Free And Equal Blues Part 1 (DR 15966)
- Free And Equal Blues Part 2 (DR 15967)

rec. London, March 20, 1951; Josh White, voc, g; Bill Hill's Orchestra; The Stargazers, voc grp
London unissued
751951Josh White

- Barbara Allen (DR 15948)
- The Lass With The Most Delicate Air (DR 15950)

rec. London March 15, 1951; Josh White, voc, g; Chick Laval, g; Jack Fallon, b

London L 1138 (UK)
761951Josh White

- Lonesome Road (DR 15947)
- He Never Said A Mumbling Word (DR 15951)

rec. London March 15, 1951; Josh White, voc, g; Chick Laval, g; Jack Fallon, b
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771951Josh White

- I Want You And I Need You (DR 15946)
- Call Me Darling (DR 15949)

rec. London March 15, 1951; Josh White, voc, g; Chick Laval, g; Jack Fallon, b

London L 1143 (UK)
781951Josh White

- Apples, Peaches And Cherries (DR 15311) #
- Waltzing Matilda (DR 15945) *

# rec. London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; Jack Fallon, b; Norman Burns, dr
* rec. London March 15, 1951; Josh White, voc, g; Chick Laval, g; Jack Fallon, b

London L 1144 (UK)
791952Josh & Beverly White

- The Butterfly Song (CA 21953) *
- I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues (CA 21957) # *

rec. October 16 [17?], 1951 in London, UK; Josh White, voc, g; # Beverly White, voc; * Orch led by Norrie Paramor

Columbia DB 3108 (UK)
   

- Fly Home Little Bluebird (CA 21954) *
- Sunshine Kisses (CA 21955) #
- Molly Malone (CA 21956) #
- How Long (CA 21958) #

rec. October 16 [17?], 1951 in London, UK; Josh White, voc, g; # Beverly White, voc; * Orch led by Norrie Paramor
Columbia (UK) unissued

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79a1952JOSH WHITE: Spirituals and Ballads

W 3001:
- The Lord's Prayer (1B)
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen (7B)

W 3002:
- Joshva [sic] Fought The Battle Of Jerrico [sic] (2B)
- Riddle Song (8B)

W 3003:
- Sam Holl [sic] (9B)
- Molly Malone (10B)

W 3004:
- Jelly, Jelly, Jelly (3B)
- One Meat Ball (4B)

W 3005:
- Yerry [sic] The Mule (5B) [aka Timber]
- Waltzing Matilda (6B)

rec. December 21, 1951 in Milan, Italy; Josh White, voc, g
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801952Josh White Sings Vol. II

- One Meat Ball
- Motherless Child
- St. James Infirmary
- Careless Love
- Outskirts Of Town

- Well, Well, Well
- T. B. Blues
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Hard Times
- Evil Hearted Man

reissues 1940's material originally on 78s
10-inch album
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Stinson SLP 15

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Stinson SLP 15

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= Stinson SLP 15

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= Stinson SLP 15

reissued 1995 on
Collectables CD 5602
(along with SLP 14)

80a1952Josh White: Ballads and Blues

- I Gave My Love A Cherry
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Evil Hearted Man
- Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out

- Frankie And Johnny
- John Henry
- Sometime (with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
- Strange Fruit

Decca Album No. A-447

Decca DL 5082

10-inch LP
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Brunswick LA 8562
(UK 1952)

8119??Strange Fruit - Songs by Josh White

- Strange Fruit [Keynote 541]
- John Henry [Keynote 541]

- Evil Hearted Man [Keynote 542]
- Jim Crow Train [Keynote 515]

7 inch EP
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EmArcy EP-1-6019
8219??Josh White Sings

- Southern Exposure [Keynote 514]
- Hard Times Blues [Keynote 516]

- Bad Housing Blues [Keynote 515]
- House Of The Rising Sun [Keynote 542]

7 inch EP
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EmArcy EP-1-6020
831954?A Josh White Program

- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (DR 15303)
- Molly Malone (DR 15304)
- Foggy, Foggy Dew (DR 15305)
- Take A Gal Like You (DR 15306)

- Wanderings (DR 15307)
- Like A Natural Man (DR 15308)
- Hard Time Blues (DR 15310)
- Apple, Peaches And Cherries (DR 15311)

rec. London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; Jack Fallon, b; Norman Burns, dr

Super Majestic SBBH 1600 track list:
- Call Me Darling
- Like A Natural Man
- The Lass With The Most Delicate Air
- Barbara Allen
- Foggy Foggy Dew
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- On Top Of Old Smokey

- Apples, Peaches And Cherries
- Take A Girl Like You
- Waltzing Matilda
- Lonesome Road
- Molly Malone
- He Never Said A Mumbling Word
- I Want You And I Need You

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London H-APB 1005 (UK)

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= London LB 338 "Ballads"

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(=) Super Majestic SBBH 1600
(1973)

841954?Josh White sings Volume 2

London H-APB 1032 / LB-1057 track list:
- Barbara Allen (DR 15948)
- Waltzing Matilda (DR 15945)
- Lonesome Road (DR 15947)
- He Never Said A Mumbling Word (DR 15951)

- Call Me Darling (DR 15949)
- I Want You And I Need You (DR 15946)
- The Lass With The Delicate Air (DR 15950)
- On Top Of Old Smokey (DR 15965)

London LL-1341 (US) track list:
- Barbara Allen (DR 15948)
- Waltzing Matilda (DR 15945)
- Lonesome Road (DR 15947)
- The Lass With The Delicate Air (DR 15950)
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (DR 15303)
- Molly Malone (DR 15304)

- Foggy, Foggy Dew (DR 15305)
- Take A Gal Like You (DR 15306)
- Call Me Darling (DR 15949)
- He Never Said A Mumbling Word (DR 15951)
- Like A Natural Man (DR 15308)
- Apples, Peaches And Cherries (DR 15311)

Super Majestic SBBH 1600 track list:
- Call Me Darling
- Like A Natural Man
- The Lass With The Most Delicate Air
- Barbara Allen
- Foggy Foggy Dew
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- On Top Of Old Smokey

- Apples, Peaches And Cherries
- Take A Girl Like You
- Waltzing Matilda
- Lonesome Road
- Molly Malone
- He Never Said A Mumbling Word
- I Want You And I Need You

10-inch album

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London H-APB 1032 (UK)

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= London LB-1057 (UK)

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(=) London LL-1341 (US)
"A Josh White Program"

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(=) Super Majestic SBBH 1600
(1973)

85195?Josh White Sings

- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Careless Love
- Motherless Children
- T.B. Blues

- St. James Infirmary
- Well, Well Well
- One Meat Ball
- Outskirt Of Town

10-inch album
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Folksay FLP 15

David Stone Martin page

871955The Jazz Greats Folk Blues Volume IV featuring Josh White and Big Bill Broonzy

Josh White
- Strange Fruit [Keynote 541]
- John Henry [Keynote 541]
- Evil Hearted Man [Keynote 542]
- Jim Crow Train [Keynote 515]
- Southern Exposure [Keynote 514]
- Hard Times Blues [Keynote 516]

Big Bill Broonzy
- Bill Baley
- Blue Tail Fly
- Back Water Blues
- In The Evening
- Trouble In Mind
- John Henry


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EmArcy MG-36052
881955Almanac Singers with Pete Seeger & Chorus: The Original Talking Union & Other Union Songs

- We Shall Not Be Moved
- Roll The Union On
- Casey Jones (Union version)
- Miner's Lifeguard
- Solidarity Forever
- You've Got To Go Down And Join The Union

- Hold The Fort
- Get Thee Behind Me Satan
- The Union Maid
- All I Want
- Talking Union
- The Union Train
- Which Side Are You On?

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Folkways FH-5285/FP85-1
891955Josh White: The Story Of John Henry & Ballads, Blues And Other Songs

LP 1: The Story Of John Henry - A musical narrative
- The Story Of John Henry - First Part

- The Story Of John Henry - Conclusion


LP 2: Ballads, Blues and other songs
- Black Girl
- Free And Equal Blues
- Live The Life
- Sam Hall

- Where Were You Baby?
- Delia's Gone
- Run Mona Run
- You Don't Know My Mind

rec. 1954/55 in New York City, NY; Josh White, voc, g
The Story Of John Henry: Words by Roark Bradford, music by Jacques Wolfe; conceived & performed by Josh White
artwork by W.S. Harvey



10 inch 33 1/3 rpm DLP
notes by
Kenneth S. Goldstein
and Jac Holzman







= Elektra JH-701 (US)

(=) Elektra EKL 123 (1957)

90195?American Folksay Ballads and Dances, Vol. 3

10 inch Stinson SLP-9:
- I've A Pretty Flower - Leadbelly / Josh White
- Casey Jones
- Hard Traveling - Woody Guthrie
- Bile Dem Cabbage Down - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston & Sonny Terry

- Yellow Gal - Leadbelly
- Lost John - Woody Guthrie & Sonny Terry
- The Roving Gambler - Cisco Houston
- Railroad Whistle - Sonny Terry & Woody Guthrie

12 inch Stinson SLPX-9:
- Yellow Gal - Leadbelly
- Hard Traveling - Woody Guthrie
- The Roving Gambler - Cisco Houston
- Lost John - Woody Guthrie & Sonny Terry
- Casey Jones
- Railroad Whistle - Sonny Terry & Woody Guthrie

- I've A Pretty Flower - Leadbelly / Josh White
- Bile Dem Cabbage Down - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston & Sonny Terry

- Shenandoah
- Bennington Riffleman
- Cumberland
- Mountain Bear Chase
- Stewball
- Sowing On The Mountain
- Down In The Willow Garden
- T For Texas
- Cripple Creek


10 inch LP
notes by Ken Goldstein



Stinson SLP-9

12 inch LP

(=) Stinson SLPX-9

911956Folk Festival

- John Henry



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Elektra SMP 2 (mono)
921956Josh White Comes A-Visitin'

Livingston 1085 / Period SPL 1115 / London H-APB 1038 track list:
- Come Along Charlie
- Bury Me High
- Evil-Hearted Man #
- Go Away From My Window

- Bonbons, Chocolate And Chewing Gum
- You Know, Baby
- She's Too Much For Me
- When The Dark Clouds Roll Away

Period SPL 1209 track list:
Josh White comes a-visitin'
- Bonbons, Chocolate, And Chewing Gum
- You Know Baby
- She's Too Much For Me
- When The Dark Clouds Roll By
- Come Along Charlie
- Bury Me High
- Evil-Hearted Man #
- Go Away From My Window

Big Bill Broonzy sings
- Hey Bud Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Letter To My Baby
- Do Right Blues
- Make My Getaway
- Backwater Blues
- Lowland Blues
- Hollerin' And Cryin' The Blues


rec. New York 1956; Josh White, voc, g; Sam Benskin, org; Al Hall, b; Jimmy Crawford, dr; Beverley White, Bill White, Sam Gary, voc grp (except #)

10 inch LP
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Livingston 1085 (US)

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= Period SPL 1115 (US)

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= London H-APB 1038 (UK)

12 inch LP
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(=) Period SPL 1209 (1958)
along with (on side 2)
"Big Bill Broonzy sings"
(from Period SPL 1114)

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931956Josh White

- Bon Bons
- What I Want From You
- Git Along Home Cindy
- So Soon

- Green Corn
- Bury Me High
- Evil Hearted Me
- Go Way From My Window

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Archive of Folk Music FS-209
= Everest EVFS-209


= JOC 30 FS 109 (Fr)


= Everest / Columbia SL 5016
(1970) "Blues" Josh White

941956Josh White: Stories

- Boll Weevil
- Watercress
- What You Gonna Do?
- I'm A Mean Mistreater
- Frankie And Johnnie
- The House Of The Rising Sun

- Dupree
- Cottoneye Joe
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- When I Lay Down
- Hard Times Blues
- He Never Said A Mumbling Word

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ABC Paramount/Sparton 124
= HMV CLP 1150 (UK)
951956Josh At Midnight

- St. James Infirmary
- Raise A Rukus *
- Scandalize My Name **
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
- Timber (Jerry The Mule) *
- Jelly, Jelly*

- One Meat Ball *
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho **
- Don't Lie Buddy *
- Number Twelve Train
- Peter *
- Takin' Names

rec. 1955 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Al Hall, b; * Sam Gary, backing voc; ** Sam Gary, lead voc
artwork by W.S. Harvey
notes by Nina Merrick
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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accompanying booklet; click to enlarge !
= Elektra EKL 102

= Ducrete-Thomson
310 V 018 (Fr)

= Vogue MDEKL9342 (Fr 1965)

notes by Nina Merrick
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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Bounty 6001 (UK 1966)

(=) Rhino Handmade (2004)

95a1956Sam Gary Sings

- Red Sun *
- Go Down Moses *
- Troubles Of The World (a cappella with forge hammer)
- Motherless Child *

- Go Way From My Window *
- Whirl And Twirl Me ||   @ youtube
- His Eye Is On The Sparrow (a cappella)   @ youtube
- Scandalize My Name * #
- A Closer Walk With Thee *   @ youtube
- Shenandoah ||

rec. December 12, 1955 in Boston, MA; prod. by Dean Laurence [Dean Gitter]; Sam Gary, voc; Josh White, * g, # voc responses; || Dean Laurence, g
Transition trlp F-1 cover art and photographs by Nick Dean

"... Sam Gary Sings, the only solo recording of Josh (White)'s longtime friend and musical partner. Issued on London's Esquire Records and in the States on the short-lived Transition label, it purports to feature one Dean Laurence on guitar, and to have been recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but Laurence plays on only two cuts, and the dates would seem to place Josh and Gary in England. Wherever the record was made, most of it features Josh, tastefully framing Gary's vocals and adding vocal responses on 'Scandalize My Name,' a rewrite of 'Scandalous and a Shame', the song with which Josh had made his recording debute at age fourteen. Josh often backed Gary at parties and gave him solo spots on stage, but this was the only time Gary stepped out of his sideman role on disc." (Elijah Wald: Josh White - Society Blues.- p. 244)

liner notes; click to read pdf-file !
Transition trlp F-1 booklet

Sam Gary discography

notes by Dean Laurence
[Dean Gitter]
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Esquire 32-017 mono (UK)
= Esquire 52-017 stereo

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Transition trlp F-1 (US 1957)

Transition Records
founded by Tom Wilson

961957Folk Pops 'n Jazz Sampler

- Midnight Special

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Elektra SMP 3 (mono)
971957Josh White: Blues And ....

- How Long Blues
- Careless Love
- Oh, Lula
- St. Louis Blues
- Kansas City Blues

- I Had To Stoop To Conquer You
- I Know How To Do It
- Dink's Blues
- Mint Julep
- Good Morning Blues




Nixa NJL 2
981957Josh White Sings Ballads And Blues

- Midnight Special
- Miss Otis Regrets
- Hallelu
- Woman Sure Is A Curious Critter
- Prison Bound Blues
- Gloomy Sunday

- Ball And Chain Blues
- One For My Baby
- Jim Crow Train
- Told My Captain
- So Soon In The Morning
- Bury My Body

Josh White, voc, g; Al Hall, b; Sonny Greer, dr, brushes
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Elektra EKL 114
991957Josh White 25th Anniversary Album
The Story Of John Henry


- The Story Of John Henry

- Black Girl
- Free And Equal Blues
- Live The Life
- Sam Hall
- Where Were You, Baby?
- Delia's Gone
- Run Mona Run
- You Don't Know My Mind

single 12 inch edition of the
10 inch DLP EKL 701
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Elektra EKL 123 (US)

= Mode Disques
MDEKL9436 (Fr)

1001958Josh White: Chain Gang Songs

- Trouble
- 'Twas On A Monday
- Going Home Boys
- Nine Foot Shovel
- Crying Who? Crying You

- Dip Your Fingers In The Water
- The Old Ship Of Zion
- Mary Had A Baby
- Did You Ever Love A Woman
- Every Time I Feel The Spirit

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Elektra EKL 158 (mono)
EKS 7158 (stereo)

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= Mode Disques MDINT 9122

1011958Josh White

- I Gave My Love A Cherry
- Molly Malone
- Green Grass Growing All Around
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Lord Randall, My Son
- Watercress
- Waltzing Matilda
- John Henry

- Strange Fruit
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Evil-Hearted Man
- Jelly, Jelly
- Sometime
- Frankie And Johnny
- Back Water Blues
- Josh And Bill Blues (with Bill White)

front cover artwork by David Stone Martin

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notes by Alan Lomax
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Decca DL 8665

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= Decca DL 8665
(rainbow band label)

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= Ace Of Hearts AH 65
(UK 1963)

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= Coral CP 66 (UK 1971)

1021958Josh White: Southern Blues

- Evil Hearted Man
- Jim Crow Train

- Southern Exposure
- Strange Fruit
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Mercury YEP 9504
1031958Josh White: Stories Vol. II

- Good Morning, Blues
- The Grey Goose
- You Won't Let Me Go
- Don't Smoke In Bed
- Trouble In Mind
- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

- Two Little Fishes (And Five Loaves Of Bread)
- I Know Moonlight
- Red River
- I Had A Woman
- Fine And Mellow
- Strange Fruit

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ABC Paramount/Sparton 166

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MFP 1139 (UK) (1957)
"The Josh White Stories
Good Morning Blues"

= HMV CLP 1175 (UK)

1041958Folk Sampler Five

- A Maid Goin's To Comber - Tom Kines
- Bulerias - Cuarda Flamenco

- Nine Foot Shovel - Josh White
- Hora Heachzut - Oranim Zabar Israeli Troupe
- Mary Had A Baby (Marily Child) - Glenn Yarbrough
- Beryuzoviye Kalyechke - Theodore Bikel
- Swannanoa Tunnel - Erik Darling
- Steel Meringue - The Original Trinidad Steel Band

- Kum Aher du Filozop - Theodore Bikel
- Johnson Boys - The Shanty Boys
- Ankaranin Tasina Bak - Cynthia Gooding
- Michael, Row The Boat Ashore - Pete Seeger
- Il Est Petit - Gene and Francesca
- Which Is The Properest Day To Drink - Randolph Singers
- Stay Away From The Girls - Paul Clayton
- Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) - Lord Foodoo


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Elektra SMP 5 (mono)
1051959Tall Tom & Pinewood Tom::
The Male Blues Vol. 4


Tall Tom (Teddy Moss)
- You Broke My Heart
- Easy Papa


Pinewood Tom (Josh White)
- D.B.A. Blues
- New Mean Mistreater Blues
7 inch 45 rpm EP
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Jazz Collector JEL 5


Jazz Collector discography

1061959Josh White: Blues And ... Part One

- How Long, How Long Blues
- Kansas City Blues

- I Had To Stop To Conquer You
- Mint Julep

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Nixa NJE 1057
1071959Josh White: Blues And ... Part Two

- Careless Love

- Dink's Blues


Nixa NJE 1058
1081959Josh White: Blues And ... Part Three

- Oh Lula
- St. Louis Blues

- I Know How To Do It
- Good Morning Blues


Nixa NJE 1059
1091959Josh White Stories

- Dupree Blues
- Frankie And Johnny
- Cotton-Eyed Joe

HMV 7EG 8465
1101960american folklore sung by josh white and big bill broonzy

Josh White
- Strange Fruit [Keynote 541]
- John Henry [Keynote 541]

Big Bill Broonzy
- John Henry
- Trouble In Mind


7 inch EP
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Mercury EP (G)
1111960Josh White: Spirituals And Blues

- Southern Exposure
- Red Sun - Silicosis Blues
- Black Snake
- Things About Coming My Way

- I've Got That Pure Religion
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
- I Know King Jesus
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- I Don't Intend To Die In Egypt

Josh White, voc, g; Bill Lee, b; Walter Perkins, dr
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Bounty BY 6014 (UK)

= Elektra EKL 193 (mono)
EKS 7193 (stereo)

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Storyville SLP 165

Storyville discography

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= Mode Disques MDINT 9139

1121960Josh White: The House I Live In

- Good Morning Blues
- Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
- Waltzing Matilda
- When I Lay Down And Die
- Mean Mistreater

- Blind Man Stood On The Road And Cried
- Freedom Road
- Man Who Couldn't Walk Around
- T. B. Blues
- House I Live In
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Elektra EKL 203 (mono)
EKS 7203 (stereo)


= Storyville SLP 173 (196?)

1131961Josh White At Town Hall

- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- I Know Where I'm Going
- Foggy, Foggy Dew
- House Of The Rising Sun
- Hard Times Blues

- The Lass With The Most Delicate Air
- Half As Much
- Pastures Of Plenty
- What Ya Gonna Do?
- Green Grass Growing All Around
  (Josh White and Family)

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Mercury MG 20672
= 134564 MFY (G)
1141961Josh White Live 1961

- Betty And Dupree
- Wandering
- Got A Head Like A Rock
- Apples, Peaches And Cherries
- You Know, Baby

- Freedom Road
- Scarlet Ribbons
- The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around
- Where Were You Baby When My Heart Went Out
- Sam Hall
- Strange Fruit

rec. April 1, 1961 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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ABC Paramount/Sparton 407
1151962Josh White: Empty Bed Blues

- Empty Bed Blues
- Mother On That Train
- Bottle Up And Go
- Backwater Blues
- Baby Baby Blues

- Lord Have Mercy
- Home In That Rock
- Paul And Silas
- His Eye Is On The Sparrow
- That Suits Me

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Elektra EKL 211 (mono)
EKS 7211 (stereo)

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= PYE Golden Guinea GGL 0160

= Mode Disques MDINT 9126

= Sepia Tone CD 14

1161962Josh White

- Bon Bons   @ youtube
- He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

prod. by Quincy Jones
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Mercury 71934
1171962Josh White: Blues Singer And Balladeer

- Mean Mistreating Woman
- Miss Otis Regrets
- When I Lay Down And Die, Do Die
- Motherless Children
- St. James Infirmary
- Hard Times
- One Meat Ball

- Baby Baby
- Number 12 Train
- I Got A Head Like A Rock
- Cotton Eyed Joe
- Strange Fruit
- Well Well Well
- T. B. Blues
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho

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Storyville SLP 123 (Dk)

Storyville discography

11819??Josh White: Blues Singer And Balladeer
Portraits In Blues

- Molly Malone
- Joshua Fought The Battle
- Waltzing Mathilda
- Jerry The Mule
- Lord‘s Prayer
- Jelly Jelly

- One Meat Ball
- Nobody Knows The Troubles
- Sam Hall
- Riddle Song
- Jim Crow Train
- Evil Hearted Man

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Storyville ST 21007 (F)

Storyville discography

1191962Josh White: Blues Singer And Balladeer

- Midnight Special
- Free And Equal Blues

- Miss Otis Regrets
- Waltzing Matilda

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Storyville SEP 522

Storyville discography

120196?Josh White: City Blues Storyville Blues Anthology vol. 8

- Jim Crow Train
- Evil Hearted Man
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Storyville A 45058

Storyville discography

120a1963Josh White: The Beginning

- In The Evening *
- Keys To The Kingdom []
- Howlin' Wolf *
- Job: 19 [] §
- Hoe Boys, Can't You Line 'Em *

- Evil-Hearted Man *
- My Father Is A Husband Man #
- Blues Come From Texas *
- Sit Down Servant #
- 'Lijah * §

* rec. Chicago January 4/5 & 7/8, 1963 at the Universal Recording Studio on the Near North Side of Chicago; Josh White, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Floyd Morris, p; Herb Brown, b; Eddie Williams, dr; § unknown, 2nd voc; prod. by Frank Fried; musical director Alan Ribback (owner of the Gate of Horn)
# rec. January 16/19, 1963 at the Great Northern Hotel in New York; Josh White, voc, g; Bobby Scott, p; Richard Davis, b
[] rec. January 16/19, 1963 at the Great Northern Hotel in New York; Josh White, voc, g; Herb Brown, b; § unknown 2nd voc
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Mercury MG 20724 (mono)
= SR 60724 (stereo)


= Mercury 20039 MCL
(UK 1964)

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= Mercury 125301 MCL
(NL 196?)

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= Mercury 134566 MFY
(Germany 1970)

1211975Collector's History Of Classic Jazz

LP 3: The Blues
- Mean Old Bed Bug Blues – Bessie Smith
- Boll Weevil Blues – Leadbelly
- Blues For The Lowlands – Brownie & Sonny
- Goin' Back Home – Lightnin' Hopkins
- Chain Gang Blues – Big Joe Williams

- Go Way From My Window – Josh White

- Feelin' Lowdown – Big Bill Broonzy
- Hobo Blues – John Lee Hooker
- Ain't That Fine – Ray Charles
- My Man – Billie Holiday
- Three Woman Blues – Memphis Slim
- Hush Hush - Jimmy Reed


5 LP set
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Murray Hill 927942
122196?Folk Singing Greats

Leadbelly
- Bill Brady
- John Hardy
- In New Orleans

Josh White
- Hollorin' Timber
- Lord, I'm Troubled
- I've Got A Head Like A Rock
Michael Strange
- The Riddle Song
- The Fox
- Keeper Of The Eddystone Light
- Most Chivalrous Shark
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Rondo Records R-2021
1231963Josh White: The Beginning Vol. 2

- You Don't Know My Mind *
- Paul And Silas #
- Hard-Headed Woman *
- Lula *
- Heaven In My View []

- How Long *
- Tap 'em Up Solid *
- How About You #
- Goin' Down Slow *
- Death's Comin' Back After You *

* rec. Chicago January 4/5 & 7/8, 1963 at the Universal Recording Studio on the Near North Side of Chicago; Josh White, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Floyd Morris, p; Herb Brown, b; Eddie Williams, dr; prod. by Frank Fried; musical director Alan Ribback (owner of the Gate of Horn)
# rec. January 16/19, 1963 at the Great Northern Hotel in New York; Josh White, voc, g; Bobby Scott, p; Richard Davis, b
[] rec. January 16/19, 1963 at the Great Northern Hotel in New York; Josh White, voc, g; Herb Brown, b; unknown 2nd voc
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Mercury MG 20821
= SR 60821 (stereo)
1241963Josh White

- I Gave My Love A Cherrie
- Molly Malone
- Green Grass Grows All Around
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Lord Randall, My Son
- Watercross
- Waltzing Matilda
- John Henry
- Strange Fruit
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Evil Hearted Man
- Jelly, Jelly
- Sometimes
- Frankie And Johnny
- Back Water Blues
- Josh And Bill Blues


Ace Of Hearts AH 65 (UK)
1251963Hootenanny

The Limeliters
Josh White
- John Henry
Theodore Bikel
Bob Gibson
Bud & Travis
Oscar Brand
Judy Collins
Ed McCurdy
Judy Henske
The Dillards
The Travelers 3
Will Holt


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Crestview CRV 806
(Elektra subsidiary)
1261963The Original Hootenanny Volume 2

Gibson & Camp
Limelighters
Theodore Bikel
Hoyt Axton
Judy Henske

Josh White
- Trouble
Juan Serrano
Dian & The Greenbriar Boys
Clara Ward Singers
Erik Darling
Yarbrough & Child
The Travelors 3


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Crestview CRV 807
(Elektra subsidiary)
12701/64
4 LP set
The Folk Box

- Timber
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin Bed
- Southern Exposure


Elektra EKL 9001
= EUK 2512/2 (UK)
128196?Josh White: Singer Supreme

- Boll Weevil
- Water Cress
- What You Gonna Do When Your Meat Gives Out
- Mean Mistreater
- Frankie & Johnny
- House Of The Risin' Sun

- Dupree
- Cotton Eyed Joe
- Nobody Knows When You‘re Down And Out
- Die Do Die
- Hard Times Blues
- Mumbling Word

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World Record Club T298
128a1964Josh White

- Jelly, Jelly
- John Henry

taken from 1958 Decca DL 8665 "Josh White"
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Decca 25627 (UK 1964)
1291965Josh White and Carl Sandburg

Josh White
- Motherless Children (part 1)
- Hard Time Blues
- Monday Tuesday Wednesday
- Prison Road
- Motherless Children (part 2)

Carl Sandburg
- Boll Weevil Song
- Careless Love
- Woven Spirituals
- Foggy Foggy Dew
- The Gallows Song


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Society SOC 988
130196?Josh White's Blues

- Careless Love
- Oh Lula
- Mint Julip
- How Long How Long Blues
- St. Louis BLues

- Kansas City Blues
- I Had To Stoop To Conquer You Baby
- I Know How To Do It
- Dink's Blues
- Good Morning Blues

Josh White, voc, g; Kenny Baker, tp; Bertie King, as; Fred Hartz, ts; Benny Green bs; Jack Fallon, b; Phil Seamen, dr
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Mercury MG 20203
1311965Josh White And His Guitar

- Motherless Child
- Hard Time Blues

- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Prison Road

7 inch 33 rpm EP
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ARC 72 (UK 1965)
13219??Josh White Sings Great Folk Songs

- Motherless Children
- Hard Time Blues
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Prison Bound

- Careless Love
- Sally Brown
- Gay Spanish Maid
- Down By The Greenwood Landing
- Drummer Boy Of Waterloo

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Sutton SU 291
13319??Josh White / The Ronnie Sisters:
Blues & Spirituals


Josh White
- Bonbons, Chocolate, And Chewing Gum
- You Know Baby
The Ronnie Sisters
- Twelve Gates To The City
- More Than All

Josh White
- She's Too Much For Me
- When The Dark Clouds Roll By
The Ronnie Sisters
- He'll Understand


Josh White
- Come Along Charlie
- Bury Me High
The Ronnie Sisters
- Won't It Be Wonderful There
- Lord Don't Leave Me

Josh White
- Evil-Hearted Me
- Go Away From My Window
The Ronnie Sisters
- He's Mine


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13419??Folk Concert

- Thunder'n' Lightnin - Hoyt Axton
- Young Man - Hoyt Axton
- If I had A Hammer - Barry McGuire
- Ride Ride Ride - Barbara Dane
- The Things I've Said - Travis Edmondson


- Jelly Jelly Blues - Josh White
- Land Of Odin - Travelers 3
- Sailing Song - Shanandoah Trio

- In The Pines - Josh White
- Someplace Green - Rod McKuen

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Springboard SP-4016

13519??Here Is Your Hootenanny

Sheldon & James
- Turn Around
Inman & Ira
- Jimbo

Josh White
- In The Evening
The Courriers
- Kilgary Mountain
Anita Carter
- Fair And Tender Ladies

The Knoblick Upper 10,000
- The Cukoo
The Yeomen
- Corey, Corey
Flatt & Scruggs
- Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Smothers Brothers
- Black Is The Colour (Of My True Love's Hair)


narrated by Ray Van Steen
prod. by Lou Reizner

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Mercury MGD-17

1361966?A Treasury Of Folk Music with Leadbelly - Big Bill Broonzy & Josh White

Leadbelly
How Long
Ain't You Glad

Leadbelly & Josh White
Don't Lie Buddy
Leadbelly & Sonny Terry
John Henry
Big Bill Broonzy
Letter To My Baby
Baby Please Don't Go

Josh White
St. James Infirmary
Lass With The Delicate Air
When I Lay Down And Die Do Die
Early Morning Blues

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137196?Three Of A Kind: Leadbelly - Bill Broonzy - Josh White
Top Stars Of Folk

Leadbelly & Josh White
- Don't Lie Buddy
Leadbelly
- Ain't You Glad
Big Bill Broonzy
- Letter To My Baby
Leadbelly
- How Long
Leadbelly & Sonny Terry
- John Henry


Josh White
- St. James Infirmary Blues
- Lass With The Delicate Air
- When I Lay Down And Die Do Die
- Early Morning Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- Baby Please Don't Go


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Design DLP-903
138195?Josh White

- I Gave My Love A Cherry
- Molly Malone
- Green Grass Growing All Around
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Lord Randall, My Son
- Watercress
- Waltzing Matilda
- John Henry

- Strange Fruit
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Evil-Hearted Man
- Jelly, Jelly
- Sometime
- Frankie And Johnny
- Back Water Blues
- Josh And Bill Blues (with Bill White)




Festival FL-7042
(Australia)


= Festival DL 33367
(Australia 1966)

1391968Something To Sing About

Josh White - St. James Infirmary
Ian & Sylvia - Four Strong Winds
Odetta Holmes - John Henry
Mississippi John Hurt - Candy Man Blues
John Denver - The Wagoner Lad
The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In
Arlo Guthrie - The Motorcycle Song
Judy Collins - The Cruel Mother
Joan Baez & Bob Gibson - The Virgin Mary Had One Son
The Weavers - When the Saints Go Marching In
The Weavers - Wimoweh
Mary Travers - Motherless Child (Without a Country)
Peter Yarrow - I Don't Want Your Millions Mister & East Virginia
Noel Paul Stookey - Minstrel Boy
Ian & Sylvia - When First Unto This Country
Joan Baez - All My Trials
Tom Paxton - Little Mohee
Tom Paxton - The Marvelous Toy
The Smothers Brothers - The Fox
Milton Okun - Hush, Little Baby
Jean Ritchie - March Down to Old Tennessee
John Denver - Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Phil Ochs - The Power and the Glory
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - More Pretty Girls Than One
The Chad Mitchell Trio - The Virgin Mary
The Chad Mitchell Trio - Forest Lawn
The Chad Mitchell Trio - The Bonnie Streets of Fyvie-O
The Chad Mitchell Trio - The Battle Hymn of the Republic Brought Down to Date
Theodore Bikel - Peat Bog Soldiers
Glenn Yarbrough - Johnny, I Hardly Knew You
Jean Ritchie - The Day Is Past and Gone
Ronnie Gilbert - Go From My Window
Tom Paxton - Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
Tom Paxton - Danville Girl
Tom Paxton - Shenandoah
Jean Ritchie - Pretty Polly
Jean Ritchie - Dear Companion
John Denver - The Great Silkie


produced by Milton Okun

accompanying LP set to book of the same title "Something To Sing About
- the personal choices of America's folk singers".- New York: Macmillan Co. 1968
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3 LP box set
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no label
1401968They Sang The Blues

Jelly Roll Anderson
- Free Women Blues
- I.C. Blues
Robert Wilkins
- Alabama Blues
- Long Train Blues
- Nashville Stonewall Blues
- Police Sergeant Blues
Skip James
- 22-20 Blues

Big Boy Cleveland
- Quill Blues
- Goin' To Leave You Blues
Willie Jones (Wllie Baker)
- Sweet Patunia
- Mama, Don't Rush Me Blues
Furry Lewis
- Why Don't You Come Home Blues
- Mean Old Bedbug Blues

Joshua White (Pinewood Tom)
- Welfare Blues
- Stormy Weather Blues

Historical ASC-22
= Historical ASC-5829-22

notes by Larry Cohn



= Historical HLP-22

Historical discography

1411968Josh White & Leadbelly With Their Guitars


Saga 8027 (UK)
= Presto 638
1421969Down With The Game Vol. 6

Scrapper Blackwell       [track sequence?]
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

1431969The Legend Of Leadbelly

- In New Orleans
- Goodnight Irene
- Where Did You Sleep Last Night
- How Long (with Sonny Terry)
- John Hardy

- When The Boys Were On The Western Plains
- Pretty Flower In Your Backyard
- Roberta

- I've A Pretty Flower (with Josh White)
- Yellow Gal

guest artists: Josh White and Sonny Terry
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Tradition/Everest TLP 2093
1441969The World Of Josh White

- Foggy, Foggy Dew
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- Call Me Darling
- Like A Natural Man
- Lass With The Delicate Air
- Barbara Allen

- Take A Gal Like You
- Waltzing Matilda
- Lonesome Road
- Molly Malone
- He Never Said A Mumblin' Word
- Apples, Peaches And Cherries


Decca SPA 44
1451971
DLP
The Best Of Josh White

LP 1:
- Free And Equal Blues
- Where Were You, Baby?
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Sam Hall
- Run, Mona, Run
- Timber
- Takin' Names
- St James Infirmary

- One Meat Ball
- Peter
- Jelly, Jelly
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
- Hallelu
- Prison Bound Blues


LP 2:
- Midnight Special
- Told My Captain
- Going Home Boys
- Trouble
- Silicosis Blues
- Southern Exposure
- Empty Bed Blues

- The Story Of John Henry

rec. between 1955 and 1962 by Jac Holzman with occasional selections produced by Mark Abramson
front cover illustration by Peter Green; inside illustration by William S. Harvey

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DLP
notes by Jac Holzman
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inner sleeve

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Elektra EKS 75008 (stereo)
1461971
3 LP
Garden Of Delights

- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed


Elektra S3 10 (stereo)
= Elektra ESP 9001 (UK; DLP)

more info

1471972Piedmont Blues

Cedar Creek Sheik
- She's Totin' Something Good
Julius Daniels
- Ninety-Nine Year Blues
Curley Weaver
- Tippin' Tom
Buddy Moss & poss. Fred McMullen
- Bye-Bye Mama
'Roosevelt' Antrim
- No Use Of Worryin'
Fred McMullen & Curley Weaver
- Rolling Mama

Joshua White
- Baby, Won't You Doodle-Doo-Doo

Blind Boy Fuller & Dipper Boy Council, Bull City Red
- Sweet Honey Hole
'Roosevelt' Antrim
- Station Boy Blues
Brownie McGhee & Jordan Webb, 'Oh Red'
- I'm Calling Daisy
Curley Weaver
- Birmingham Gambler
Cedar Creek Sheik
- I Believe Somebody's Ridin' My Mule
Buddy Moss & Fred McMullen
- Jealous Hearted Man

Buddy Moss & Joshua White
- You Got To Give Me Some Of It

"Flyright Records are produced by Robin L. Gosden, Simon A. Napier and Bruce Bastin"







Flyright LP 104

Flyright discography

1481972The Folk Scene

The Travellers Three - Bowling Green (1:58)
Josh White - Red Sun (4:11)
Ed McCurdy - Gypsy Laddie (2:06)
Judy Collins - Pretty Saro (3:02)
Jack Elliott - Talking Dust Bowl (2:30)
E. Weissberg & M. Brickman - Flop-Eared Mule (1:17)
Casey Anderson - Grizzly Bear (2:55)

Bob Grossman - Bonnie Highland Laddie (2:21)
The Limeliters - Greenland Fisheries (2:26)
Theodore Bikel - One Sunday Morning (1:37)
Cynthia Gooding - Lowlands Of Holland (2:02)
Bob Gibson - Gilgarry Mountain (2:20)
Sandy Paton - Daily Growing (4:20)
Oscar Brand - Squid Jiggin' Ground (1:50)


Elektra SMP 6 inner sleeve
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Elektra SMP 6
149197?In Memoriam Josh White

- Foggy Foggy Dew #
- Outskirts Of Town #
- Like A Natural Man #
- Take A Gal Like You #
- Molly Malone #

- Call Me Darling *
- The Lass With The Delicate Air *
- Barbara Allen *
- Waltzing Matilda *
- Lonesome Road *

# London July 31, 1950; Josh White, voc, g; Steve Race, p & celeste; Fitzroy Coleman, g; Jack Fallon, b; Norman Burns, dr
* London 1951; Josh White voc, g; Chuck Laval, g; Jack Fallon, b

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Everest/Tradition TR 2094
1501973?Piedmont Blues Vol. 2

Virgil Childers
- Red River Blues
Curley Weaver
- Baby Boogie Woogie
Floyd Council
- Poor And Ain't Got A Dime
Bull City Red
- Now I'm Talkin' About You
Buddy Moss
- Prowling Woman

Joshua White
- Greenville Sheik
Sonny Terry
- Harmonica Blues

Virgil Childers
- Dago Blues
Buddy Moss
- When I'm Dead And Gone
Pink Anderson
- C.C. And O. Blues
Sonny Jones
- Won't Somebody Pacify My Mind
Bull City Red
- Richmond Blues
Curley Weaver
- Wild Cat Kitten

Joshua White
- Trying To Get Home

notes by Bruce Bastin



Flyright LP 107

Flyright discography

1511974
3LP set
The Bitter End Years

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Roxbury Records RLX 300
1521974Mama Let Me Lay It On You 1926-1936

Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
- Whiskey And Gin Blues
Irene Scruggs
- Itching Heel
Smith And Harper
- Poor Girl
Willie Walker
- South Carolina Rag - take 1
Blind Blake
- Chump Man Blues
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
- Every Day In The Week Blues
Walter Coleman
- Mama Let Me Lay It On You


Josh White
- Good Gal
Leola B. Wilson
- Wilson Dam
Blind Boy Fuller
- Black And Tan
Spark Plug Smith
- Vampire Women
Blind Blake
- Sweet Jivin' Mama
Smith And Harper
- Insurance Policy Blues
Charlie Manson
- Nineteen Women Blues


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Yazoo 1040

= Yazoo CD 1040 [1991]

Yazoo discography

153197?Hard Times

- We Sure Got Hard Times - Barbecue Bob
- Warehouse Man Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Racketter's Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- When The Soldiers Get Their Bonus - Red Nelson

- Silicosis Is Killin' Me - Pinewood Tom
- Samuel - Bert Williams
- Sadie's Servant Room Blues - Hattie Burleson
- Starvation Blues - Charlie Jordan

- Section Gang Blues - "Texas" Alexander
- Broadway St. Woman Blues - Alice Moore
- Big Boy, They Can't Do That - "Pine Top" Smith
- Give Me A 32-20 - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Unemployment Blues [alt. tk.] - Smokey Hogg
- Sales Tax Boogie - Piano Red
- Black Evil Blues - Alice Moore


selections by Dick Spottswood
notes by Archie Green
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Rounder 4007
1541976Harmonica Blues
Great Harmonica Performances of the 1920s and '30s

Freeman Stowers
- Railroad Blues
State Street Boys
- Crazy About You

Carver Boys
- Wang Wang Harmonica Blues
Lee Brown
- My Driving Wheel
Ashley & Foster
- Bay Rum Blues
Robert Hill
- I'm Going To Write And Tell Mother
Chuck Darling
- Blowin' The Blues
- Harmonica Rag
Jaybird Coleman
- Man Trouble Blues
Jazz Gillum
- I Want You By My Side
Alfred Lewis
- Friday Moan Blues
Chicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton
- House Snake Blues Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
- Need More Blues
De Ford Bailey
- Davidson County Blues



notes by Steve Calt
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Yazoo L 1053

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= CD 1053 YAZ

Yazoo discography

154a197?Folk Box Vol. 2
Including Instrumental Folk Music

Pete Seeger click to enlarge !
Glen Campbell - Bull Durem
record 2:
Glenn Yarbrough

record 4:
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem


Josh White - ???
Carlos Montoya
Mason Williams
Rod McKuen
Bob Gibson - 12-String Guitar Rag


4 LP box set + insert
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Yorkshire YR 27005
15519??Josh White: In Memoriam

- How Long, How Long Blues
- Careless Love
- Oh Lula
- St. Louis Blues
- Kansas City Blues

- I Had To Stoop To Conquer You
- I Know How To Do It
- Dink's Blues
- Mint Julep
- Good Morning Blues

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Marble Arch MAL 1208 (mono)
= MALS 1208 (stereo)
1561982Joshua White First Recording Sessions Vol. 1 (1932-1933)

- Black And Evil Blues
- Little Brother Blues
- Baby, Won't You Doodle-Doo-Doo
- Howling Wolf Blues
- Things About Coming My Way
- Bad Depression Blues Earl
- Greenville Sheik
- Good Gal
- High Brown Cheater
- So Sweet, So Sweet
- Downhearted Man Blues
- Low Cotton
- Blood Red River
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
- Pickin' Low Cotton On
- There's A Man Goin' Around Taking Names
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
- Lord, I Want To Die Easy
- Death's Coming Back After You

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Earl Archives BD-606
1571980?Living Humble - A Gospel Compilation

- While The Blood Runs Warm In Your Veins
- Got A Key To The Kingdom


Nugrape CBR-002
157a1983Buddy Moss: Georgia Blues
1930 - 1935 Vol. 1

Buddy Moss With The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- I'm On My Way Down Home
- Diddle-Da-Diddle
- She Looks So Good
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day
- Bye Bye Mama
- Cold Country Blues
- Prowling Woman
- When I'm Dead And Gone

- Jealous Hearted Man
Buddy Moss With The Georgia Browns
- It Must Have Been Her
- Joker Man
- Back To My Used To Be *
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 *
- Some Lonesome Day *

- My Baby Won't Pay Me No Mind #
- Stop Hanging Around #

Muddy Moss, voc, g; # with Josh White, g
* previously unissued take
notes by Bruce Bastin







Travelin' Man TM 800

Travelin' Man TMCD 05


Travelin' Man discography

157b1984Buddy Moss: Red River Blues
1933 - 1941 Vol. 2

- Red River Blues *
- Prowlin' Gambler Blues *
- Tampa Strut []
- Who Stole The Lock []
- When The Hearse Rolls Me []
- Insane Blues []
- Dough Rolling Papa []
- Some Lonesome Day []

- Jinx Man Blues []
- Evil Hearted Woman []
- Worrysome Woman []

- Mistreated Boy #
- You Need A Woman #
- Joy Rag #
- I'm Sittin' Here Tonight #
- Unfinished Business #

Buddy Moss, voc, g; * Brownie McGhee, g & Sonny Terry, hca; [] Buddy Moss and the Georgia Browns; # with Josh White, g
reissue of Kokomo K 1003
(pitch errors rectified)

notes by Bruce Bastin







Travelin' Man TM 802

Travelin' Man TMCD 05


Travelin' Man discography

1581987Them Dirty Blues
A Five Record Copulation Compilation

record 1:
- Bring On Home To Grandma - Mississippi Mud Mashers
- (Good Mornin' Susie) I'm Gonna Heat Your Bread - Lee Green
- Keep It To Yourself - Lonnie Johnson And Spencer Williams
- Worn Out Engine Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
- She Done Sold It Out - Memphis Jug Band
- Big Leg Mama - Kokomo Arnold
- Daddy, You've Got Everything - Mary Dixon
- Take A Pro - Unidentified Armed Forces Radio Orchestra

- Yas Yas Yas No.1 - Jimmy Strange, The Yas Yas Man
- The Hottest Stuff In Town - Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Every Morning Blues - Walter Roland
- Ram Rod Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Ash Can Blues - Bob Clifford
- Caught Us Doing It - Hokum Boys
- Blue Bloomer Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore
- Mister Mary Blues - Speedy Holmes


record 2:
- Wet It - Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
- I Want Some Of Your Pie - Blind Boy Fuller
- You Can't Sleep In My Bed - Mary Dixon
- Messin' Around - Bud Jackson's Swannee Serenaders
- The Coldest Stuff In Town - Whistling Bob Howe and Frankie Griggs
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing - Holmes And Howard
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Empty Bed Blues, Part One - Bessie Smith

- Empty Bed Blues, Part Two - Bessie Smith
- Big Mama - Walter Roland
- Loose Like That - The Mississippi Sheiks
- Once Or Twice - Lonnie Johnson and Spencer Williams
- Shake It, Baby - Blind Boy Fuller
- I Can't Use That Thing - Connie Mcclean's Rhythm Boys
- She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra
- Tricks Ain't Walkin' - Jimmy Rushing


record 3:
- Somebody's Been Using That Thing, No.2 - The Hokum Boys
- Shave 'em Dry - Papa Charlie Jackson

- Sissy Man - Pinewood Tom
- Sissy Blues - Ma Rainey with Her Georgia Band
- Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed - Monette Moore with Her Swing Shop Boys
- Rollin Mama Blues Ruby Glaze and Hot Shot Willie
- Windy City Blues - Ruth Ladson with The Three Shadows
- Stew Meat Blues - Lucille Bogan

- Toothache Blues - Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson
- Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage? - Maggie Jones with Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson
- Take Your Hand Off It - Lil Johnson
- I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted - Washboard Sam and His Washboard Band
- I'm A Mighty Tight Woman - Sippie Wallace
- Gas Man Blues - Mae Glover
- Black Snake Blues - Victoria Spivey
- I Got What It Takes - Blanch Galloway with Her Joy Boys


record 4:
- The Candy Man - Rosetta Howard
- Tired As I Can Be - Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan)
- You've Got To Save That Thing - Ora Alexander
- Ants In My Pants - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Don't Tear My Clothes - The Chicago Black Swans
- My Ba (Squeeze Me Again) - Lil Johnson
- She Showed It All - Napoleon Fletcher
- Honey, You're So Good To Me - Lil Johnson

- You've Gotta Have That Thing - The Dallas Jug Band
- If You Don't Give Me What I Want - Lil Johnson
- Please Warm My Weiner - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- Try And Get It - Bea Foote
- Grinding Mill - Johnny Temple
- If You See My Rooster - Memphis Minnie
- I Don't Want No Skinny Woman - Blind Boy Fuller
- Take It Easy, Greasy - Lil Johnson


record 5:
- Get 'em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) - Georgia White
- Southern Can Mama - Blind Willie and Partner
- Let Me Pat That Thing - The Hokum Boys
- My Handy Man - Ethel Waters
- Six Or Seven Times - The Chocolate Dandies
- The Duck's Yas-yas-yas - James "Stump" Johnson
- My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - Miss Edith Wilson
- I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woggie Now - Oscar's Chicago Swingers

- What's That Smells Like Fish? - Blind Boy Fuller
- How Do They Do It That Way? - Victoria Spivey
- Papa's Got Your Water On - The Memphis Jug Band
- Honey Dripper Blues - Hattie North (Edith North Johnson)
- All Around Man - Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
- (Easy Rider) I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone - Tampa Red and his Hokum Jug Band
- Uncle Ned, Don't Use Your Head - Lonnie Johnson
- I'm Wild About That Thing - Bessie Smith


5 LP box set



Jass Box One
1591989Josh White: Early recordings Vol. 2 (1929-1935)

- Crying Blues
- Double Crossing Woman
- Motherless Children
- Welfare Blues
- Stormy Weathy
- D.B.A. Blues
- New Mean Mistreater Blues
- Bed Springs Blues

- New Milk Cow Blues
- Sissy Man
- I've Got A Home In That Rock
- Paul And Silas
- Jet Black Woman
- While The Blood Runs Warm In Your Veins
- Tryin' To Get Home
- Got A Key To The Kingdom
- On My Way
- How About You?

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Earl Archives BD-619
1601983?Historical Ballads Of The Tennessee Valley

- Silicosis Is Killin' Me


Tennessee Folklore Society
TFS 105
1611984Bleecker And MacDougal
(The Folk Scene Of The 1960's)

- One Meat Ball
- Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
- Free And Equal Blues

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Elektra 60381-1-V
1621986?
6 LP set
The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet

- Careless Love
- Milk Cow Blues


Mosaic MR 6-110
1631989Joshua White 1933 - 1941

- Silicosis Is Killin' Me
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Chain Gang Boun'
- Nine Foot Shovel
- Trouble
- Told My Cap'n
- Goin' Home, Boys
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You (part 1)
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You (part 2)
- Jerry

- I Don't Care Where Dey Bury My Body
- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming
- I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train
- Soon In De Mornin'
- Defense Factory Blues
- Bad Housing Blues
- Hard Times Blues
- Uncle Sam Says
- Southern Exposure
- Jim Crow Train


Best of Blues B.o.B. 11


= BOB CD 7 (1994)

16419??Sidney Bechet: Basin Street Blues

- Milk Cow Blues


Blue Note K23P-9283 (J)
= Blue Note BST-89902 (US)
1651989Sissy Man Blues

- Sissy Man Blues (Pinewood Tom)


Jass JAS13
= Stash ST 118
1661990Legends Of The Blues Vol. 1

- St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
- Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Ain't No Tellin' - Mississippi John Hurt
- Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying - Blind Willie Johnson
- Pigmeat Is What I Crave - Bo Carter
- Southern Can Is Mine - Blind Willie McTell
- Low Down St. Louis Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- Revenue Man Blues Patton - Charley Patton
- Stormy Night Blues - Leroy Carr

- I Believe I'll Make A Change - Josh White
- Forth Worth And Dallas Blues - Leadbelly
- Sweet Home Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Stop Breakin' Down Blues - Robert Johnson
- Truckin' My Blues Away, #2 - Blind Boy Fuller
- Spreadin' Snakes Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Nothing In Ramblin' - Memphis Minnie
- Fixin' To Die Blues - Bukka White
- Hard Day Blues - Muddy Waters


notes by Paul Oliver
Columbia C 46215


= Columbia/Legacy CK 46215

1671990Josh White 1929-1941

- Sisco Harmonica Blues
- Lazy Black Snake Blues
- New D.D.A. Blues
- My Soul Is Gonna Live With God
- Did You Read That Letter?
- When The Sun Goes Down
- No More Ball And Chain
- Careless Love

- Milk Cow Blues
- Careless Love
- Prison Bound
- Hard Time Blues
- Motherless Children - Part 1
- Motherless Children - Part 2
- Glory To His Name
- I Lay A-Dreamin'
- Gotta Go




Document DLP 597

Document discography

1681990Josh White 1934-1941

- Can't Help But Crying Sometimes
- Four And Twenty Elders
- Down On Me
- You Sinner You
- I Believe I'll Make A Change
- Friendless City Blues
- Mean Mistreater Mama
- Evil Man Blues
- She's Alright With Me

- Black Gal
- Milk Cow Blues
- Badly Mistreated Man
- Homeless And Hungry
- Pigmeat And Whiskey
- Prodigal Son
- Talking About My Time
- Eve's Apple Tree
- She's A Married Woman


RST BD-2089
1691991Folk Song America - A 20th Century Revival - Volume 1

- The House I Live In

4 CD set
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The Smithsonian Collection of
Recordings.- Sony Music Special
Products RD 046-2
1701992The Roots 'n Blues
Retrospective 1925 - 1950


disc 1:
Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers – Whitehouse Blues
Aiken County String Band – High Sheriff
Frank Hutchison – The Last Scene Of The Titanic
Hersal Thomas – Suitcase Blues
Reverend J.M. Gates – Death's Black Train Is Coming
Dora Carr – Cow-Cow Blues
Vance's Tennessee Breakdowners – Washington County Fox Chase
Fiddlin' John Carson – I'm Going To Take The Train To Charlotte
Ernest V. Stoneman's Trio – Untitled
Whistler And His Jug Band – Low Down Blues
Washington Phillips – Paul & Silas In Jail
Barbecue Bob – Blind Pig Blues
Austin & Lee Allen – Chattanooga Blues
Sherman Tedder – Untitled
Dallas String Band With Coley Jones – Hokum Blues
Gladys Bentley – Worried Blues
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 1
Elizabeth Johnson – Empty Bed Blues Part 2
South Georgia Highballers – Blue Grass Twist
Charlie Bowman And His Brothers – Moonshiner And His Money
Clarence Green – Johnson City Blues
Reverend Johnny Blakey assisted by The Sanctified Singers – Warming By The Devil's Fire
Papa Too Sweet & Harry Jones – (Honey) It's Tight Like That
Mississippi John Hurt – Big Leg Blues
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers – Hallelujah


disc 2:
Hershel Brown and His Happy Five – Liberty
Mamie Smith – My Sportin' Man
Blues Birdhead – Mean Low Blues
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley – C.C. & O. Blues
The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers – Ortonville
Slim Doucet – Dear Black Eyes (Chere Yeux Noirs)
Roosevelt Sykes – Roosevelt Blues
The Hokum Boys – Gin Mill Blues
Joe Falcon acc. by Clemo Breaux & Ophy Breaux – Osson
W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith – Sweet Milk And Peaches (Breakdown)
Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen – Soldier's Joy
Whistlin' Alex Moore – They May Not Be My Toes
Mississippi Sheiks – The Jazz Fiddler
Lonnie Johnson – I Have To Do My Time
Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton – Lonesome Frisco Line
Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland – Back To The Blue Ridge
Buster Carter & Preston Young – Darn Good Girl
Bo Carter – West Jackson Blues
Lonnie Johnson & Violet Green – You Had Too Much
Silver Leaf Quartet – Oh! Glory Glory
Freeny's Barn Dance Band – Don't You Remember The Time
Pelican Wildcats – Walkin' Georgia Rose
Peetie Wheatstraw – Police Station Blues
Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers – Hallelujah Side
Will Batts – Highway # 61 Blues


disc 3:
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 1
W. Lee O'Daniel And His Hillbilly Boys – Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)
W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys – Doughboys Theme Song # 2
Blind Willie – Bell Street Lightnin'
Charlie Patton – Jersey Bull Blues
Walter Roland – Every Morning Blues
Blue Ridge Ramblers – D Blues
Breaux Freres – La Valse Des Yeux Bleus
Bessie Jackson – Skin Game Blues
Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell – Good Woman Blues

Pinewood Tom – Sissy Man
The Rhythm Wreckers – Blue Yodel # 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)
The Anglin Twins – Just Inside The Pearly Gates
Bumble Bee Slim – Hard Rocks In My Bed
The Two Charlies – Tired Feelin' Blues
Eldon Baker And His Brown County Revelers – One Eyed Sam
A'nt Idy Harper And The Coon Creek Girls – Poor Naomi Wise
Kid Prince Moore – South Bound Blues
Big Bill Broonzy – C & A Blues
George Curry – My Last Five Dollars
The Nite Owls – Memphis Blues
The Alley Boys Of Abbeville – Pourquoi tu m'aime pas
Reverend Benny Campbell – Have Mercy On Me
Albert Ammons – Shout For Joy
Jack Kelly – Flower Blues
Bob Clifford – Onion Eating Mama
Callahan Bros. – Brown's Ferry Blues # 2
Little Buddy Doyle – Slick Capers Blues
Bill McKinley – Poor Boy Blues


disc 4:
Frank Edwards – We Got To Get Together
Sweet Violet Boys – You Got To See Mama Every Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)
The Humbard Family – I'll Fly Away
Tony Hollins – Cross Cut Saw Blues
Peter Cleighton – Black Snake Blues
Black Cats And The Kitten – Step It Up And Go
Bob And Randall Atcher – Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad
Adolf Hofner And His San Antonians – Cotton-Eyed Joe
Poor Boy Burke – Old Vets Blues
Little Son Joe – Black Rat Swing
Big Maceo Merriweather – Maceo Special
The Light Crust Doughboys with J.B. Brinkley – It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do
Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys – Army Blues
James "Beal Street" Clark – Who But You
Homer Harris – Tomorrow May Be Too Late
McKinley Morganfield – Burying Ground Blues
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys – Goodbye Old Pal
Gene Autry – Dixie Cannonball
Bill Landford & The Landfordaires – Run On For A Long Time
Joe Williams – Baby, Please Don't Go
Sister Myrtle Fields acc. by The Austin McCoy Trio – I'm Toiling
Willie "Boodle It" Right – Two By Four Blues
Bailes Bros. – You Can't Go Halfway (And Get In)
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks – Heaven's Radio
Rosetta Howard – Plow Hand Blues
Memphis Seven – Grunt Meat Blues
Deep South Boys – Until I Found The Lord
Brother Porter & Brother Cook – I Know My Jesus Won't Deny Me


compiled by Lawrence Cohn
4 disc set
notes by Lawrence Cohn
and Pete Welding

Columbia Legacy
47911/47912-15
1711993Josh White Vol. 1 1929 - 1940

- Wang Wang Harmonica Blues (Carver Boys)
- Sisco Harmonica Blues (Carver Boys)
- Black And Evil Blues
- Little Brother Blues
- Baby, Won't You Doodle-Doo-Doo
- Howling Wolf Blues
- Crying Blues
- Things About Coming My Way
- Bad Depression Blues
- Greenville Sheik
- Good Gal High Brown Cheater
- Double Crossing Women
- So Sweet, So Sweet
- Lazy Black Snake Blues
- Downhearted Man Blues
- Low Cotton
- Blood Red River
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
- Motherless Children
- Pure Religion Hallilu (tk. 1)
- Pure Religion Hallilu (tk. 2)
- I Don't Intend To Die In Egyptland
- This Heart Of Mine
- There's A Man Goin' Around Taking Names
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave


Document DOCD 5194
1721993Josh White Vol. 2 1933 - 1935

- Lord, I Want To Die Easy
- My Father Is A Husbandman
- Death's Coming Back After You
- Can't Help But Crying Sometimes
- Four And Twent
- Elders
- Down On Me
- You Sinner You
- Welfare Blues
- Stormy Weather No. 1
- I Believe I'll Make A Change
- Friendless City Blues
- Gone Mother Blues
- Mean Mistreater Mama
- Evil Man Blues
- She's Alright With Me
- Black Gal
- Milk Cow Blues
- D.B.A. Blues
- New Mean Mistreater Blues
- Badly Mistreated Man
- Bed Springs Blues
- New Milk Cow Blues
- New D.B.A. Blues
- Sissy Man
- Homeless And Hungry Blues


Document DOCD 5195
1731993Josh White Vol. 3   1935 - 1940

- I Got A Home In That Rock
- Paul And Silas Bound In Jail
- Jet Black Woman
- Pigmeat And Whiskey Blues
- Prodigal Son
- While The Blood Runs Warm In Your Veins
- Trying To Get Home
- Got A Key To The Kingdom
- My Soul Is Gonna Live With God
- On My Way
- How About You
- Talking About My Time
- Did You Read That Letter?
- When The Sun Goes Down
- No More Ball And Chain
- Silicosis Is Killin' Me
- Careless Love
- Milk Cow Blues
- Careless Love
- Prison Bound
- Hard Time Blues
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Motherless Children - Part 1
- Motherless Children - Part 2


Document CD DOCD 5196
1741994Josh White: Blues Singer (1932-1936)

- New Milk Cow Blues
- Milk Cow Blues
- Black Man
- Friendless City Blues
- Lord, I Want To Die Easy
- Did You Read That Letter?
- My Father Is A Husbandman
- Paul And Silas Bound In Jail
- Black And Evil Blues
- Howling Wolf Blues
- Greenville Sheik
- Double Crossing Woman
- Lazy Black Snake Blues
- Downhearted Man Blues
- Low Cotto
- Welfare Blues
- Stormy Weather No. 1
- Silicosis Is Killin' Me
- Badly Mistreated Man
- Bed Springs Blues


Columbia Legacy CK 67001
1751994Josh White / Big Bill Broonzy:
The Roots Of The Blues


Big Bill Broonzy
- Ridin' On Down
- Feelin' Lowdown
- Baby Please Don't Go
- In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
- All I Got Belongs To You
- Treat Everybody Right
- I Got Up One Mornin' Blues
- See See Rider

Josh White
- Bon Bons
- What I Want From You
- Git Along Home Cindy
- So Soon
- Green Corn
- Bury Me High
- Evil Hearted Man
- Go Away From My Window


Legacy 406
1751994Alone With The Blues

- I've Got A Pretty Flower (Leadbelly/Josh White)


Drive Archive 41044
1761994Too Late Too Late Vol. 2   1897 - 1935

Cousins & De Moss
- Pour Mourner
Jim Jackson
- Jim Jackson's Affinity (negro Vaudeville Sketch)
Unknown
- Turkey In The Straw (negro shout)
Male Quartette
- Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield>
Blind Blake
- West Coast Blues (2669)
- Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around (tk 1)
Booker Orchestra
- Salty Dog
Bantley & Williams
- Big Fat Mamma
Rev. Moses Mason
- John The Baptist
- Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream (tk 2)
Ma Rainey
- Traveling Blues (tk 2)
Charley Patton
- Lord I'm Discouraged
- I'm Goin' Home
Gene Campbell
- Toby Woman Blues
- Turned Out Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jelly Killed Old Sam
- The Faults Of All Women And Men
Kansas Joe
- I'm Going Crazy
- Dresser Drawer Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- Ground Hog Blues No. 2 [Victor 23365]
- Little Old Mama Blues [Victor 23365]

Joshua White
- Broad Players Blues
- Big House Blues
Bo Carter
- Backache Blues (82610)
- Nobody Knows My Baby
Kokomo Arnold
- Policy Wheel Blues (90158)


notes by Guido van Rijn



Document DOCD 5216
1771994Too Late Too Late Vol. 3 1926 - 1960's

- Cherry Picker (1935)
- Tweet Tweet Mama Blues (1935)


Document DOCD 5276
1781995American Folksay Ballads And Dances, Volumes 1-4

- Don't Lie Buddy (Josh White/Leadbelly)
- I've A Pretty Flower (Leadbelly/Josh White)

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Collectables COL 5600
1791995Party Songs & Sings And Plays (With Woody Guthrie, Josh White & Cisco Houston)

- Don't Lie Buddy (Josh White/Leadbelly)
- I've A Pretty Flower (Leadbelly/Josh White)
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Collectables COL 5609
1801995Josh White Sings The Blues
& Sings Volume 1 & 2


- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
- Fare Thee Well
- Miss Otis Regrets
- When I Lay Down
- Jim Crow Train
- Baby Baby
- Number 12 Train
- Dupree
- I Got A Head Like A Rock / Cotton Eyed Joe
- Strange Fruit
- One Meatball
- Motherless Children
- St. James Infirmary
- Careless Love
- Evil Hearted Man
- Outskirts of Town
- Well, Well, Well
- T. B. Blues
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Hard Time Blues

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Collectables CD 5602

reissue of Stinson SLP 14
and SLP 15

1811995Josh White Vol. 4 1940 - 1941

- Chain Gang Boun'
- Nine Foot Shovel
- Trouble
- Told My Cap'n
- Goin' Home, Boys
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part 1)
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part 2)
- Jerry
- I Don't Care Where Dey Bury My Body
- Glory To His Name
- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming
- I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train
- Soon In De Mornin'
- I Lay A-Dreamin'
- Gotta Go
- Eve's Apple Tree
- She's A Married Woman
- Defense Factory Blues
- Bad Housing Blues
- Hard Times Blues
- Uncle Sam Says
- Southern Exposure
- Jim Crow Train

notes by Dave Moore

Document DOCD 5405
1821996The Legendary Josh White

- John Henry
- Cotton Eyed Joe
- One Meatball
- Careless Love
- Motherless Children
- Prison Bound
- Hard Time Blues
- St. James Infirmary
- Pure Religion Hallilu
- Waltzing Matilda
- Miss Otis Regrets
- Told My Captain
- Jerry
- Number 12 Train
- Trouble
- The Riddle Song
- The House I Live In
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho

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Collector's Edition MCC34
1831996Too Late Too Late Vol. 6 1924 - 1946

- I Know A Great Saviour, I Do - Emma E. Beacham
- I'm Going Through With Jesus - Emma E. Beacham
- You've Got To Quit Your Low Down Ways - Billy Mack
- Death's Black Train Is Coming - Rev. J.M. Gates
- Amazing Grace - Rev. J.M. Gates
- Don't You Leave Me Here - Laura Smith
- If You Don't Like My Potatoes - Laura Smith
- Tell It To The Judge No. 2 (Take A) - Dessa Foster
- Blackberry Rag - Three Stripped Gears
- Alabama Blues - Three Stripped Gears
- Beedle Um Bum - Memphis Nighthawks
- Ko-Ko-Mo Blues (Take 2) - Jack Kelly
- Happy Am I (TO-1373) - Elder Lightfoot

- Black Man - Josh White
- Poor Millionaire Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Decoration Day Blues (Take 2) - Curtis Jones
- Crap Shootin' Blues (Take 1) - One Arm Slim
- I'm In Buddy's Wagon - Charlie Burse
- Radio Blues - Charlie Burse
- Hell's Highway - Charlie Burse
- Grey Goose (Take 2) - Leadbelly
- Soldiers Joy Nashville - Washboard Band
- Old Joe Nashville - Washboard Band
- We Shall Be Free (alternate version) - Leadbelly
- 4, 5 and 9 - Leadbelly


Document DOCD 5461
1841996Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection

- Freedom Road


Smithsonian Folkways
CD 40062
1851996Booze & The Blues

- You Drink Too Much - State Sweet Swingers
- Cherry Wine Woman - Charley Jordan
- Drunken Barrel House Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Bootlegger's Blues - Mississippi Sheiks
- Me and My Whiskey - Robert Hicks
- Bug Juice Blues - Kid Prince Moore
- Rock and Rye - Charlie Spand
- Rukus Juice and Chittlin' - Memphis Jug Band
- Bad Whiskey Blues - Merline Johnson
- I Keep on Drinkin (To Drive My Blues Away), Pt. I - Amos Easton
- I Keep on Drinkin (To Drive My Blues Away), Pt. II - Amos Easton
- Moonshine by the Keg - Bill Gaither
- Drinking Blues - Lucille Bogan
- More Good Whiskey Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw

- Pigmeat and Whiskey Blues - Joshua "Pinewood Tom" White
- Give Me Another Shot - Casey Bill Weldon
- When I Been Drinking - Rosetta Howard
- Corn Liquor Blues - Lewis Black
- Canned Heat Blues - Sloppy Henry
- When I Been Drinking - Big Bill Broonzy
- Blackberry Wine - Jack Newman
- Drinking Shine - Rev. W.M. Mosley


notes by
Mark A. Humphrey



Legacy CK 067002
1861996That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folk Song Movement

- Freedom Road (Josh White)
- Billy Boy (Almanac Singers/Josh White)
- Plow Under (Almanac Singers/Josh White)
- Citizen C.I.O. (Union Boys/Tom Glazer/Josh White)
- The Führer (Josh White)

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Smithsonian Folkways
CD SF 40021
1871996Stirring With Soul

Foster & Larue
- John Henry

Josh White
- Evil Hearted Me
Jimmy Witherspoon
- I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep

Josh White
- Bon Bons
Foster & Larue
- Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name

Josh White
- What I Want From You
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Deep River
Foster & Larue
- Follow The Drinking Gourd
- Raise A Ruckus

Josh White
- Get Along Little Cindy
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Foster & Larue
- Hold On
Jimmy Witherspoon
- The Time Has Come



Rykodisc/Tradition 1040
1881996Songs For Political Action
Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left - 1926-1953

Disc One - The Leftist Roots of the Folk Revival
Carl Sandburg, John Allison, Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger, Aunt Molly Jackson, Sara Ogan Gunning, Tilman Cadle, John Handcox, Bob Miller, The New Singers and The Manhattan Chorus
Disc Two - Theater and Cabaret Performers 1936-1941
Mordecai Bauman, Earl Robinson, Paul Robeson, Tony Kraber, Saul Aaron, Harrison Dowd and Josh White
Disc Three - The Almanac Singers - July 1941
Songs for John Doe, Talking Union, Sod Buster Ballads, and Deep Sea Chanteys
Disc Four - Fighting the Fascists 1942-1944
The Almanac Singers, The Priority Ramblers, Songs of the Lincoln Brigade and The Union Boys
Disc Five - World War II and the Folk Revival
Earl Robinson, Dooley Wilson, Sir Lancelot, Vern Partlow, Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston, and Citizen C.I.O.

Disc Six - The People's Songs Era 1945-1949
Josh White, Lee Hays, Bob Claiborne, Bernie Asbel, Lord Invader, Brownie McGhee, Sis Cunningham, Malvina Reynolds, Bill Oliver, The Berries, Mario Casetta, Vern Partlow, Dick Blakeslee and others
Disc Seven - Pete Seeger: 1946-48
with Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Hally Wood and others
Disc Eight - Charter Records 1946-1949
Sir Lancelot, Goodson and Vale, People's Songs Chorus, The Berries, Pete Seeger, Mario Casetta, Betty Sanders, The Weavers and The Peekskill Story

Disc Nine - Campaign Songs: 1944-1949
1944 Roosevelt campaign: Earl Robinson, Josh White and Bill Oliver. 1946 F.T.A./Cannery Workers campaign: Vern Partlow and Mara Alexander. 1948 Henry Wallace/Glen Taylor Presidential campaign: Richard Huey, Royal Harmonaires, Abigail Alvarez, Paul Robeson, Michael Loring, Sis Cunningham, Bill Oliver, Malvina Reynolds, Sir Lancelot, Alan Lomax, and others. 1949 Mayoral campaigns: The Weavers, Hope Foye, Laura Duncan, and others
Disc Ten - An Era Closes
Camp Unity's Freedom Theater, Gerald Gallant, Fred Hellerman, The Weavers, Ernie Lieberman, Hope Foye, Laura Duncan, Betty Sanders, Osborne Smith, Jewish Young Folksingers, Joe Glazer, Bill Friedland and Woody Guthrie

Josh White
- Nine Foot Shovel
- Chain Gang Boun'
- Trouble
- Goin' Home Boys
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (parts 1 & 2)
- Told My Captain
- Jerry
- Southern Exposure
- Uncle Sam Says
- Jim Crow Train
- Bad Housing Blues
- Hard Times Blues Defense Factory Blues
Josh White & The Boys
- Little Man On A Fence
Tom Glazer & Josh White
- Citizen C.I.O.
Josh White
- No More Blues
- Freedom Road
- Landlord
- Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
- Beloved Comrade
- The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around
- I'm The Guy
- Little Man Sitting On A Fence
- No More Blues

10 CD set
incl. 200 page book

Bear Family BCD 15720 JL
(Germany 1996)
1891997
3CD set
Blues Hits

- Blood Red River

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Columbia River VMK-1118
1901998Josh White Vol. 5 1944

- When I Lay Down And Die
- Fare Thee Well
- Motherless Children
- Freedom Road
- No More Blues
- Outskirts Of Town
- I Got A Head Like A Rock
- The House I Live In
- One Meat Ball
- Hard Times
- Strange Fruit
- Jim Crow Train
- Evil Hearted Man
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- St. James Infirmary
- Jerry
- No. 12 Train
- Trouble
- Waltzing Matilda
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Blues In Berlin
- TB Blues
- Careless Love
- Well Well Well
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
- Miss Otis Regrets


Document DOCD 5571
1911998Josh White Vol 6 1944 - 1945

- Baby, Baby
- Dupree
- Waltzing Matilda (72512)
- House Of The Rising Sun
- Cotton Eyed Joe
- One Meat Ball
- Jelly Jelly
- Evil Hearted Man
- Backwater Blues
- Frankie And Johnnie
- John Henry
- Beloved Comrade
- Lord Randall, My Son
- Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
- I Want You, I Need You
- Waltzing Matilda (AFRS 128)
- The Riddle Song (I Gave My Love A Cherry)
- The House I Live In (That's America To Me)
- I Left A Good Deal In Mobile
- Did You Ever Love A Woman?
- Watercress
- Molly Malone
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out




Document DOCD-5572
1921998Too Late Too Late Vol. 8 (c.1895/96-1942)

- Who Broke Lock - Unique Quartette
- Those Worrying Blues - Unknown Female Singer
- Mama Goes Where Papa Goes - Unknown Female Singer
- Ain't Trustin' Nobody No More - Billy Higgins & Alberta Perkins
- Nobody Else Can Take Your Place - Billy Higgins & Alberta Perkins
- Say Mister! Have You Met Rosie's Sister! - Missouri-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Quartette
- Medley OF Southern Songs - Missouri-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Quartette
- Curious Blues - Dorothy & Hezekiah Jenkins
- Miserable Blues - Dorothy & Hezekiah Jenkins
- Southern Shout (tk 2) - Dixieland Jug Blowers
- Jail Break Blues - Texas Tommy
- Trinity River Bottom Blues - Texas Tommy
- If I Call You Mama [Victor 23400] - Luke Jordan
- Tom Brown Sits In His Prison Cell [Victor 23400] - Luke Jordan
- Stand By Me - Sister Clara Hudmon
- I Want To See Jesus - Sister Clara Hudmon
- Poor Jane Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Rollin' Dough Blues - Jack Gowdlock
- Early In The Morning - Jazz Gillum
- Harmonica Stomp - Jazz Gillum

- Gone Dry Blues - Joshua White
- I See My Great Mistake (tk 2) - Memphis Slim
- Lend Me Your Love (tk 2) - Memphis Slim
- Cross Cut Saw Blues (tk 2) - Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues (tk 2) - Tommy McClennan



Document DOCD-5574
1931998Blues And... 1956 live

- How Long Blues
- Careless Love
- Oh Lula
- St. Louis Blues
- Kansas City Blues
- I Had to Stoop to Conquer You
- I Know How to Do It
- Dink's Blues
- Mint Julep
- Good Morning Blues

Nixa NJL 2


Wooded Hill 16

1941998Josh White: Free And Equal Blues

- One Meat Ball
- In My Time of Dying
- Free and Equal Blues
- Number 12 Train
- Jim Crow
- Landlord
- Betty And Dupree
- Trouble
- Beloved Comrade
- Hold On
- Jelly Jelly
- When I Lay Down
- Fuhrer
- Minute Man
- Take a Gal Like You
- Whatcha Gonna Do (Sometime)
- Don't Lie Buddy
- Motherless Children
- No More Blues (No More Bread Lines)
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
- Freedom Road
- Miss Otis Regrets
- Careless Love
- T. B. Blues
- Outskirts of Town


Smithsonian Folkways 40081

liner notes

1951999Josh White The Remaining Titles 1941 - 1947

- The Riddle Song
- Whatcha Goin' To Do
- Evil Hearted Man
- John Henry
- House Of The Rising Sun
- Strange Fruit
- Baby, Baby (Libby Holman, voc)
- Fare Thee Well (Libby Holman, voc)
- Move Into Germany (Union Boys)
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Prison Bound (Early Morning Blues)
- Citizen C.I.O. (Union Boys)
- Little Man Sitting On A Fence
- I'm The Guy
- The Fuhrer
- Landlord
- Sometime
- Lass With The Delicate Air
- I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
- Strange Fruit
- Dip His Fingers In The Water
- Green Grass Growing All Around
- Josh And Bill Blues
- Jim Crow (People's Song)
- The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around

notes by Dave Moore

Document DOCD 1013
1961999Josh White: Southern Exposure

- John Henry
- One Meat Ball
- Southern Exposure
- Did You Ever Love A Woman
- Billy Boy
- Beloved Comrade
- No More Blues
- Frankie And Johnny
- Milk Cow Blues
- Hard Time Blues
- Lord Randall, My Son
- Jelly, Jelly
- Watercress
- Evil Hearted Man
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
- Miss Otis Regrets
- Baby, Baby
- Dupree
- Left A Good Deal In Mobile
- Lass With The Delicate Air
- Back Water Blues
- House I Live In
- Strange Fruit
- Jim Crow Train
- Outskirts Of Town


Pearl 7810
1971999The Best Of Josh White

- Foggy Foggy Dew
- Outskirts Of Town
- Like A Natural Man
- Take A Gal Like You
- Molly Malone
- Call Me Darling
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Barbara Allen
- Waltzing Matilda
- Lonesome Road

Josh White voc, g
Steve Race p & celeste
Fitzroy Coleman g
Jack Fallon b
Norman Burns dr
Chick Laval g


Tradition TCD 1082

198199?Leadbelly / Josh White 1937 - 1946

Leadbelly (1937-1946)
- Untitled (LC)
- Introduction (WNYC B'cast)
- Ain't Going Down (WNYC B'cast)
- Don't You Love Your Daddy No More (NBC Chamber Music B'cast)
- You Can't Lose Me Charlie (NBC Chamber Music B'cast)
- When You Get To Sleep, Please Don't Sleep Too Long (WNYC B'cast)
- Uncle Sam Says (Bottle Up And Go)
- Dear Mr. President - President Roosevelt (LC)
- If You Want To Do Your Part
- Hitler Song
- Rock Island Line (AFRS Jubilee 107)
- Jim Crow Blues (AFRS Jubilee 107)
- Careless Love (w. S. Terry & B. McGhee)

Josh White (1944-1946)
- Hold On (The Union Boys)
- Motherless Children (alt. take 1)
- Motherless Children (alt. take 2)
- Number 12 Train (alt. take)
- When I Lay Down (alt. take)
- Don't Lie Buddy
- No More Blues (No More Bread Lines) (alt. take)
- One Meat Ball (alt. take)
- In My Time Of Dying
- Evil Hearted Man (AFRS Jubilee 219)
- One Meat Ball (AFRS Jubilee 219)
- Take A Gal Like You
- Jelly Jelly
- Whatcha Gonna D (Sometime)
- Trouble (alt. take)
- Beloved Comrade
- Free And Equal Blues


Document DOCD 1018
1992000Josh White: Hard Time Blues

- John Henry
- Cotton Eyed Joe
- One Meatball
- Careless Love
- Motherless Children
- Prison Bound
- Hard Time Blues
- St. James Infirmary
- Pyre Religion Hallilu
- Waltzing Matilda
- Miss Otis Regrets
- Told My Captain
- Jerry
- Number 12 Train
- Trouble
- The Riddle Song
- The House I Live In
- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho


Columbia River 120010
2002000
5 CD set
ELEKTRA The First 50 Years
- Limited Edition Promotional Box Set -

- One Meatball

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Elektra PRCD-1533-2
2012001
3-CD box
Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom (1950-1970)

- One Meat Ball


Rhino R2 74264
2022001
2 CD set
Josh White - the essential

- Good Gal
- Barbecue Bess (with Lucille Bogan)
- School Boy Blues (with Walter Roland)
- Baby, Won't You Doodle - Doo - Doo
- Double Crossing Woman
- I Believe I'll Make A Change
- Good Woman Blues (with Leroy Carr)
- High Brown Cheater
- Oh Lordy Mama No 2 (with Buddy Moss)
- D.B.A. Blues
- Crying Blues
- Wang Wang Harmonica Blues (with The Carver Boys)
- Friendless City Blues
- Black Gal Blues
- You Got To Give Me Some Of It (with Buddy Moss)

- Blood Red River Blues
- Bed Spring Blues
- Pigmeat And Whiskey Blues
- Sail On Little Girl No 2 (with Walter Roland)
- Hustlers Blues (with Leroy Carr)
- Lazy Black Snake Blues
- Downhearted Man Blues
- Mistreated Boy (with Buddy Moss)
- Silicosis Is Killin' Me
- Badly Mistreated Man
- New Milk Cow Blues
- Sisco Harmonica Blues with (The Carver Boys)
- Sissy Man Blues
- Homeless And Hungry Blues
- 45 Pistol Blues (with Walter Roland)
- Prison Bound Blues
- Hard Time Blues
- There's A Man Goin' Around Taking Names


Document CBL 200005
2032002
2 CD set
Josh White: From New York To London: Classic Recordings

CD 1
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Sometime (with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)
- John Henry
- Back Water Blues
- Watercress
- Josh & Bill Blues (with Billy White)
- Dip His Finger In The Water (with Billy White)
- Frankie And Johnny
- Jelly, Jelly
- Green Grass Grows All Around - (with Billy White)
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- Waltzing Matilda
- Evil Hearted Man
- I Gave My Love A Cherry
- Lord Randall, My Son
- Molly Malone
- The House Of The Rising Sun
- Strange Fruit
- Jim Crow (with Billy White)
- Good Morning Blues (with Libby Holman)
- When The Sun Goes Down (with Libby Holman)

CD 2
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- Take A Gal Like You
- Like A Natural Man
- Hard Time Blues
- The Foggy, Foggy Dew
- The Lass With The Delicate Air - I Want You And I Need You
- Free And Equal Blues
- T.B. Blues
- On Top Of Old Smokey
- Barbara Allen
- Lonesome Road
- Waltzing Matilda
- Apples, Peaches & Cherries
- Call Me Darling
- Molly Malone
- Wanderings
- He Never Said A Mumblin' Word
- Black Girl
- The Butterfly Song
- I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues (with Beverly White)

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Jasmine 3004/05 (UK)
2042002The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (1940): Freedom

- Freedom - The Golden Gate Quartet
- The Negro Spiritual - Alain Locke
- Noah - The Golden Gate Quartet
- I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Always - The Golden Gate Quartet
- We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder - The Golden Gate Quartet
- Oh Mary, Don't You Weep - The Golden Gate Quartet
- Traveling Shoes - The Golden Gate Quartet

- How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone? - Josh White
- What Are the Blues? - Sterling Brown
- Poor Lazarus - Josh White, The Golden Gate Quartet
- John Henry - Josh White, The Golden Gate Quartet
- The Social Song - Sterling Brown
- Silicosis Blues - Josh White
- Trouble - Josh White, The Golden Gate Quartet
- Introduction with Juba Recitation - Alan Lomax, Willie Johnson
- Old Dan Tucker - The Golden Gate Quartet, Josh White
- Introduction to Mr. Rabbit - Alan Lomax
- Mr. Rabbit, Your Ear's Mighty Long - The Golden Gate Quartet, Josh White
- The Negro Work Song - Alan Lomax
- The Railroad Workers Camp - Alan Lomax, The Golden Gate Quartet
- Negro Song Afterword - Alan Lomax

- Rock My Soul In The Bosom Of Abraham - Josh White, The Golden Gate Quartet
- Run, Sinner, Run - Josh White, The Golden Gate Quartet

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Bridge CD 9114
204a2002Good News
100 Gospel Greats

disc 1:
- He Took My Sins Away (3:03) - The Birmingham Jubilee Singers
- Wonder Where Is The Gambling Man (3:11) - The Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Didn't It Rain (3:13) - The Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Everytime I Feel The Spirit (2:40) - The Bryant's Jubilee Quartet
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken (3:19) - The Silver Leaf Quartet Of Norfolk
- I Dreamed Of The Judgment Morning (2:40) - Dunham Jubilee Singers
- Clanka-A- Lanka (3:06) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- I'm Leaning On The Lord (3:11) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- Brother Jonah (2:46) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- I'm Bound For Canaan Land (3:16) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- Them Bones (2:59) - Mitchell's Christian Singers
- I'm Praying Humble (2:50) - Mitchell's Christian Singers
- Take My Hand (Precious Lord) (2:53) - Mitchell's Christian Singers
- Lead Me To The Rock (2:49) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- Walk In The Light (2:59) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- When The Gate Swings Open (2:26) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- Cheer The Weary Traveler (3:08) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- My Lord Is Writing All The Time (2:42) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- Have You Heard About The World (2:39) - Alphabetical Four
- I Saw The Light (2:43) - Selah Jubilee Singers
- He Knows Just How Much We Can Bear (3:01) - Selah Jubilee Singers

- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming (2:37) - Joshua White & His Carolinians
- Lord Give Me Wings (2:43) - Kings Of Harmony
- Rough And Rocky Road (2:19) - Stars Of Harmony
- Where Shall I Be (2:47) - Stars Of Harmony

disc 2:
- Golden Gate Gospel Train (2:34) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Gabriel Blows His Horn (2:20) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- John The Revelator (2:16) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Rock My Soul (2:00) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Every Time That I Feel The Spirit (2:46) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Noah (2:33) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Didn't It Rain (2:24) - Golden Gate Quartet
- Jesus Is A Rock In The Weary Land (2:38) - The Charioteers
- Don't Rock The Boat (2:44) - The Charioteers
- Wade In The Water (2:44) - The Charioteers
- Walk Together Chillun (2:53) - The Charioteers
- I'm Bound For The Promised Land (2:23) - The Charioteers
- Jubilee (1:58) - Charioteers
- Milky White Way (2:36) - The Trumpeteers
- Babylon's Fallen (1:59) - The Trumpeteers
- Gideon And The Sword (2:41) - The Trumpeteers
- Buckle My Shoe (2:56) - The Dixieaires
- Time's Winding Up (3:03) - The Dixieaires
- Friends, Let Me Tell You About Jesus (3:00) - The Dixieaires
- The Book Of The Seven Seas (2:10) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Every Knee Surely Must Bow (2:43) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Amazing Grace (2:45) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Don't You Want To Join That Number (2:33) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee (2:42) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Ezekiel Saw The Wheel (2:32) - The Dixie Hummingbirds

disc 3:
- Rock Me (2:33) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- That's All (2:32) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Precious Lord, Hold My Hand (3:01) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Strange Things Happen Every Day (2:48) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- This Train (2:48) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air (2:28) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- What Could I Do (2:56) - Mahalia Jackson
- Move On Up A Little Higher, Pt. 1 (2:40) - Mahalia Jackson
- Move On Up A Little Higher, Pt. 2 (3:19) - Mahalia Jackson
- Dig A Little Deeper (2:55) - Mahalia Jackson
- Get Away Jordan (2:36) - Mahalia Jackson
- Just Over The Hill, Pt.1 (2:41) - Mahalia Jackson
- Just Over The Hill, Pt.2 (2:42) - Mahalia Jackson
- The Lord's Prayer (3:06) - Mahalia Jackson
- My Record Will Be There (2:51) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow (2:58) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- God's Amazing Grace (2:55) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About (2:44) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- We Will Walk Through The Valley (2:55) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- Each Day (2:49) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- Everyday Will Be A Sunday (2:27) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coate - I'm Sealed (2:48) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates
- Just To Behold His Face (2:53) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates
- When I Reach My Heavenly Home (2:24) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates
- Get Away Jordan (2:45) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates

disc 4:
- I Want To Rest (3:03) - The Soul Stirrers
- This Is My Prayer (2:51) - The Soul Stirrers
- Jesus Prays For You And Me (2:08) - The Soul Stirrers
- Glory, Glory Hallelujah (2:23) - The Soul Stirrers
- Does Jesus Care (2:50) - The Soul Stirrers
- Peace In The Valley (2:41) - The Soul Stirrers
- I'm Standing On The Highway (2:14) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- The Old Rugged Cross (2:30) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- Mother Bowed (2:53) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (2:27) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (2:20) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- Satisfied With Jesus (2:33) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- I Want My Crown (2:03) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- I've An Interest Over There (3:15) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Living On Mother's Prayer (2:51) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Honey In The Rock (2:30) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabam
- Anyhow (2:19) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Canaan Land (3:17) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Jesus Traveled This Road Before (2:50) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Must Be A God Somewhere (2:24) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Something Within Me (2:31) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Jesus Gave Me Water (2:47) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- In The Wilderness (2:54) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- In This World Alone (2:48) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Search Me Lord (3:01) - Brother Joe May



4 CD set
incl. 48 page booklet

Proper Box 42
2052004Josh White - The Elektra Years

disc 1:
- St. James Infirmary
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Number Twelve Train
- Run, Mona, Run
- Silicosis Blues
- Red Sun
- Southern Exposure
- Timber
- One Meat Ball
- Gloomy Sunday
- Free And Equal Blues
- Jim Crow Train
- Live The Life
- Did You Ever Love A Woman?
- Delia's Gone
- So Soon In The Morning
- Halleleu
- Mother On That Train
- Taking Names
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Scandalize My Name
- Raise A Ruckus

disc 2:
- The Story Of John Henry
- Where Were You Baby
- Jelly Jelly
- Woman Sure Is A Curious Critter
- Empty Bed Blues
- Bottle Up And Go
- One For My Baby
- Sam Hall
- Prison Bound Blues
- Trouble
- Ball And Chain Blues
- 'Twas On A Monday
- Going Home Boys
- Told My Captain
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
- Bury My Body
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave

2 CD set
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Rhino handmade RHM2 7879
limited edition of 2500 Copies
2062004The Truman and Eisenhower Blues

- Josh White - The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around
- Jack Dupree - May God Bless Our New President!
- Cousin Joe - Post War Future Blues
- Smokey Hogg - High Priced Meat
- Jack McVea - Inflation Blues
- Willie Borum - Overseas Blues
- Golden Gate Quartet - Atom And Evil
- Pilgrim Travelers - Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb

- Josh White - Free And Equal Blues
- Andrew Tibbs - Bilbo Is Dead
- Tommie Jenkins - Freedom Choo Choo Blues
- Royal Harmonaires - Henry Wallace Is The Man
- Harmon Ray - President's Blues
- Gospel Pilgrims - I'm So Grateful To The N.A.A.C.P.
- Echoes Of Zion - Keep Still
- Louis Jordan - Jordan For President
- Homesick James - Wartime
- Max Bailey - Drive Soldiers Drive
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe - There's Peace In Korea
- Bobo Jenkins - Democrat Blues
- Memphis Slim - Four Years Of Torment
- J.B. Lenoir - Eisenhower Blues
- Dizzy Dixon - Soup Line
- Tommy Dean - Recession
- Chris Kenner - Rocket To The Moon
- Brother Will Hairston - The Alabama Bus parts 1 & 2


notes by Guido van Rijn



Agram ABCD 2018
2072005Josh White: Wanderings

- Apples, Peaches And Cherries
- Bon-Bons, Chocolate And Chewing Gum
- Careless Love (with Sidney Bechet)
- Dupree
- Evil Hearted Man
- Free And Equal Blues
- Hard Time Blues
- He Never Said A Mumblin' Word
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
- John Henry
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Like A Natural Man
- Lonesome Road
- Miss Otis Regrets
- One Meatball
- Sometime (with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)
- Strange Fruit
- Take A Gal Like You
- The Foggy, Foggy Dew
- The Lass With The Delicate Air
- The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around
- The Riddle Song
- Trouble
- Waltzing Matilda
- Wanderings

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Living Era 5551


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources:
- own record collection
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 288
- Jac Holzman & Gavan Daws: Follow The Music - The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture.- Santa Monica (FistMedia Books), 1998
- Tony Russell: Country Music Records - A Discography, 1921-1942 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), p. 196
- Robert Shelton, Walter Raim & Josh White: The Josh White Song Book.- Chicago 1963
- http://sunsite.kth.se/feastlib/mrf/yinyue/pw/WHITEJ.HTM (out of action!)
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/j/josh.htm (out of action!)
- http://www.jazzdisco.org/mercury-records/discography-1941-1944/
- ARC Blues & Gospel Records 1935-38. Compiled by Roger Misiewicz & Helge Thygesen
- Elijah Wald: Josh White - Society Blues --- not yet completely utilized (!)

Thanks to Elijah Wald, Rob Ford, Max Hoeffner, Frank Boyce, Mark Carlton, Cary Ginell, Tom Ellwanger, Tom Ball, Ray Templeton, Benoît Brière, Eric Simkin and Peter K. Siegel for additional info / scans

 
1945 Metropolitan Musical management ad for Josh White, with a photo of him and Libby Holman; click to enlarge !
1945 Metropolitan Musical management ad for Josh White,
with a photo of him and Libby Holman

 

 

The Josh White Guitar Method; click to enlarge !
Josh White & Ivor Mairants:
The Josh White Guitar Method
London, Boosey & Hawkes, 1956, 66 pp.
(Ivor Mairants = Ivor Marantz)
The Josh White Song Book; click to enlarge !
Robert Shelton, Walter Raim & Josh White:
The Josh White Song Book
Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1963, 191 pp.
Josh White with Son and Daughter: Negro Spirituals for Song, Piano and Guitar; click to enlarge ! Josh White with Son and Daughter: Negro Spirituals for Song, Piano and Guitar; click to enlarge !
Josh White with Son and Daughter: Negro Spirituals for Song, Piano and Guitar.- Southern Music 1963
Songs included are: Deep River, Were You There, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Oh Peter Go Ring Them Bells, Michael Rows the Boat, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, 'Zekiel Saw the Wheel, Go Down Moses, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, I Got a Robe, Roll Jordan Roll, Oh Dem Golden Slippers, March On, I'm a Rollin, Give Me That Old Time Religion, Down by the Riverside, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Dorothy Schainman Siegel: The Glory Road - The Story of Josh White; click to enlarge !
Dorothy Schainman Siegel:
The Glory Road - The Story of Josh White
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982, 160 pp.
(Shoe Tree Press, 1991)
Elijah Wald: Josh White - Society Blues
Elijah Wald:
Josh White - Society Blues
University Of Massachusetts Press, 2000, 327 pp.

Elijah Wald LP

Elijah Wald's Josh White pages

Josh White video 'Free and Equal Blues'; click to enlarge !

Elijah Wald's liner notes to Josh White video "Free and Equal Blues"

Josh White page in the MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music

Josh White, Sr. — Who was he? ....And why there are so many people who have never heard of him? by Herb Metoyer

 

FDC; click for more info !

 

'One Meat Ball' music sheet; click to enlarge !
1944 Music Sheet "One Meat Ball" by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer. Featured by Jimmy Savo of Cafe Society Uptown and by Josh White of Cafe Society Downtown. Presented by Barney Johnson at his famous Twin Edition Night Club. Cafe Society. Leeds Music Corp RKO Building, Radio City, New York.

Commentary by Robert Shelton (The Josh White Songbook, Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1963):
"The tragicomic song of a man without enough money to buy the meal he wanted. This version was adapted and composed by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer in 1944, and thereafter Josh was the chief popularizer of the song. According to the folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein, a Latin Professor at Harvard had written a ditty in 1850 called 'The Lay of One Fishball.' Twelve years later, Francis James Child, the great authority on British ballads, composed a burlesque operetta in Italian on the song, called 'Il Pesceballo.' The 'mock operetta' was translated into English by James Russell Lowell, the famous poet, and performed in Cambridge for the benefit of Union soldiers in the Civil War. The song and opera then dropped into obscurity, until 1944."

 

Al Hall, Sam Gary and Josh White; source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102; photographer: Jac Holzman; click to enlarge !
Al Hall, Sam Gary and Josh White
source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102; photographer: Jac Holzman

 

Sam Gary and Josh White; source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102: Jac Holzman; click to enlarge !
Sam Gary and Josh White
source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102; photographer: Jac Holzman

Holzman & Daws 1998 throughout their pages devoted to the Josh White recordings (pp. 24-27) erroneously give the name of White's companion as "Sam Hall", thus combining the names of bassist Al Hall with White's friend and bass vocalist Sam Gary!

 

Josh White Jr. promo photo

Josh White Jr. homepage

 

Bongi and Judy 45 rpm; click to enlarge !     Bongi and Judy 45 rpm; click to enlarge !
Bongi & Judy: "What Should A Young Girl Do" / "You're No Good For Me" on EPIC 45 # 10130 (1967)
(Bongi is Miriam Makeba's daughter, Judy is Josh White's daughter)
'Bongi and Judy' ad from 1967 Billboard magazine

 

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