Arhoolie Records label    
Arhoolie Records
discography (emphasis on vinyl)

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

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Man at Work !!!
(Please do not comment until I'm stumped, i.e. until this piece of advice has disappeared ;-)
 
1000 series
 
1001
(1960)
Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster

- Freddie (2:35) #
- Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now (2:00) #
- Going Down Slow (3:00) #
- Baby Please Don't Go (1:45) #
- Rock Me All Night Long (3:10)
- Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo (1:55)
- Jack O'Diamonds Is A Hard Card To Play (3:55) #

- Shake, Shake, Mama (2:50) #
- Ella Speed (2:30) #
- One Thin Dime (2:55) #
- Going To Louisiana (See See Rider) (2:10)
- Mama Don't Allow (2:20) #
- Ain't It Hard (3:10) #
- Bout A Spoonful (3:20) #

rec. August 11, 1960 at Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz and Mack McCormick; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g

photographs by Chris Strachwitz

Mance Lipscomb discography

notes & lyrics booklet
by Mack McCormick
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Arhoolie F 1001

# Arhoolie CD 306 (1993)

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(=) Arhoolie / City Hall
Records F 1001 (2012)
(reissue without notes and lyrics;
includes download card)

1002
(1960)
Big Joe Williams: Tough Times

- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Yo Yo Blues
- President Roosevelt
- Forty-Four Blues
- Greystone Blues
- I Want My Crown [with Mary Williams]

- Mean Stepfather
- Brother James
- Shake Your Boogie
- Vitamin A Blues
- She Left Me A Mule To Ride
- So Glad

rec. 1959/1960

Big Joe Williams discography

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Arhoolie 1002
= Arhoolie AR 19026 (D)

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= Fontana 688 800 ZL (1961)
(Folk Blues USA series)

Fontana discography

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= Trio PA-3051 (Jp 1974)

re-released (along with most
of Arhoolie 1053) on
Arhoolie CD 315 "Shake
Your Boogie"

1003
(1960)
The Black Ace
BK Turner and his Steel Guitar

Arhoolie tracks:
- I Am The Black Ace
- Bad Times Stomp
- Drink On Little Girl
- Santa Fe Blues
- New Triflin' Woman
- Farther Along
- Evil Woman

- 'Fore Day Creep
- Litle Augie
- Your Leg's Too Little
- No Good Woman
- Santa Claus Blues
- Golden Slipper

rec. by Chris Strachwitz in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1960

Black Ace discography




Arhoolie F 1003




= Heritage HLP 1006 (1962)

 



= Arhoolie F 1003 (1975)
read Paul Oliver's notes

1004
(1960)
Lil Son Jackson

- Blues Come To Texas
- Cairo Blues
- Ticket Agent
- Louise Blues
- Sugar Mama
- The Girl I Love
- Santa Fe Blues
- Turn Your Lamp Down Low

- Groundhog Blues
- Gambler Blues
- Charley Cherry (take 1)
- Charley Cherry (take 2)
- West Dallas Blues
- Rollin' Mill Went Down
- Red River Blues
- Roberta Blues

rec. 1960 in Dallas, Tx. by Chris Strachwitz

Lil' Son Jackson discography

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1004




Arhoolie F 1004 (19??)

1005
(1960)
I Have To Paint My Face

F 1005 (1960) track list:
Sam Chatman
- I Have To Paint My Face [lyrics]
- You Shall Be Free (When The Good Lord Sets You Free) *
- I Stand And Wonder
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Forty-Four Blues #
Jasper Love
- Desert Blues
Sam Chatmon
- Lay My Burden Down (Glory Hallelujah) *
Kathryn Pitman and group
- Save A Seat For Me

Wade Walton & R. C. Smith
- Barbershop Rhythm
R.C. Smith
- Going Back To Texas
Jasper Love & Columbus Jones
- The Slop
R. C. Smith
- Lost Love Blues
- Lonely Widow
Wade Walton
- Rooster Blues
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Butch's Blues

rec. 1960 by Chris A. Strachwitz with assistance from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oliver

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Arhoolie F 1005 (1960) notes by Mack McCormick

F 1005 (1969) track list:
Sam Chatman
- I Have To Paint My Face [lyrics]
K. C. Douglas
- Big Road Blues #
Sam Chatman
- I Stand And Wonder
Big Joe Williams
- Texas Blues #
Bukka White
- Drifting Blues #

Wade Walton & R. C. Smith
- Barbershop Rhythm
R. C. Smith
- Going Back To Texas
K. C. Douglas & Sidney Maiden
- Blues And Trouble #
R. C. Smith
- Lonely Widow
Wade Walton
- Rooster Blues
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Butch's Blues

* omitted from 1969 and 1980 remastered LP versions; not included in CD 432
# on remastered LP version only

notes by Mack McCormick
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Arhoolie F 1005 (1960)

notes by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie F 1005 (1969)
subtitled "A Random Collection of
Mississippi Blues"

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partly reissued on Arhoolie
CD 432 (1995)
"Mississippi Blues 1960"

1006
(1961)
Blues 'n Trouble

Big Joe Williams
- Married Woman Blues
Lil' Son Jackson
- Johnny Mae
Lowell Fulson
- Good Woman Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Back Water Blues
Jasper Love
- Jove's Honeydripper
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- One Thin Dime #

Sam Chatman
- God Don't Like Ugly
"Whistling" Alex Moore
- Wake Up Old Lady
Black Ace
- Hitchhiking Woman
Robert Curtis Smith
- Stella Ruth
Mercy Dee
- I Been A Fool
Sidney Maiden
- Chicago Blues *
Fat Boy Hayes [aka 'Jelly Belly']
- Goin' Back South *

* on 1980 remastered LP version only

on CD 432 only: Sam Chatmon
- Hollandale Blues

# rec. August 7, 1960 by Chris Strachwitz

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Arhoolie FS 101

notes by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie F 1006

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partly reissued on Arhoolie
CD 432 (1995)
"Mississippi Blues 1960"

1007
(196?)
Mercy Dee

- Mercy's Troubles
- Jack Engine
- Lady Luck
- Red Light
- Walked Down So Many Turnrows
- Call The Asylum
- Troublesome Mind
- Betty Jean
- Mercy's Party

Mercy Dee, voc, p; K. C. Douglas, g; Sidney Maiden, hca; Otis Cherry, dr

Mercy Dee Walton discography







Arhoolie 1007
1008
(196?)
Alex Moore

- Whistling Alex Moore's Blues
- Pretty Woman With A Sack Dress On
- Rubber Tired Hack
- From North Dallas To The East Side
- Black Eyed Peas And Hog Jowls
- Going Back To Froggy Bottom

- West Texas Woman
- Frisky Gal
- You Say I'm A Bad Feller
- Miss No-Good Weed
- Boogie In The Barrel
- July Boogie

Alex Moore discography


Arhoolie 1008
1009
(1967)
Zydeco

Paul McZiel
- Alons A Lafayette
- Tap Dance
Sidney Babineaux
- One Step
- Original Zydeco
Albert Chevallier
- L'Haricot Sont Pas Sale
- Mont Ma Coucher
Willie Green
- Green's Zydeco
Herbert Sam
- They Call Me Good Rockin'
Amade Ardon
- La Valse De Amities
- Les Blues De Voyages
Leadbelly
- Corn Bread Rough
Lightning Hopkins
- Zydeco
Clifton Chenier
- Clifton's Blues
- Louisiana Stomp
Clarence Garlow
Bon Ton Roulet

Arhoolie 1009
1010
(196?)
Robert Shaw: Texas Barrelhouse Piano

- The Cows
- Whores Is Funky
- Here I Come With My Dirty, Dirty Duckins On
- Black Gal
- Put Me In The Alley

- Griceries On My Shelf
- The Clinton
- People, People
- The Ma Grinder
- Hattie Green

Robert Shaw discography




Arhoolie 1010
1011
(1962)
Lightnin' Sam Hopkins 1961-62

- Meet You At The Chicken Shack
- Once Was A Gambler
- Speedin' Boogie
- Ice Storm Blues

- California Showers
- Burnin' In La
- Do The Boogie
- Bald Headed Woman
- Goin' Out

rec. December 1961 in Berkeley and January 1962 in Houston; Lightnin' Hopkins, voc, g & p; Spider Kilpatrick, dr on 3 tracks; all other tracks: Gino Lantry, b & Victor Leonard, dr


Arhoolie F 1011


= Fontana 688 801 ZL

Fontana discography

1012
(196?)
Blues n' Trouble Vol. 2

Ligtning Hopkins
- Wine Drinking Woman
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- Yellow-Brown Woman
Little Son Willis
- Nothing But The Blues
Blind James Phillips
- Night Is Falling
Lil' Son Jackson
- Bad Whiskey - Bad Women
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- B & O Blues

Mercy Dee
- Sugar Daddy
Big Joe Williams
- Little Machine
Paul McZiel Zydeco Band
- I'm Sad And I'm Blue
Blind James Campbell
- Sittin' Here Drinking
Robert Shaw
- Turn Loose My Tongue
notes by Chris A. Strachwitz
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Arhoolie F 1012
1013
(196?)
New Orleans Jazz At The Kitty Halls

- Shake It And Break It - Punch Miller's New Orleans Band
- Maggie - Kid Thomas' Algiers Stompers
- I Ain't Good Looking - Billie & DeDe Pierce
- Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Jane's Alley Six
- High Society - Kid Clayton's Happy Pals
- Shiek Of Araby - Kid Sheik's Storyville Ramblers
- Nelly Gray - Kid Howard's La Vida Band
- Savoy Blues - George Guesnon's New Orleans Stompers
- Hindustan - John Handy's Louisiana Shakers

Arhoolie F 1013
1014
(196?)
An Evening With Rev. Louis Overstreet - His Guitar, His Four Sons, and The Congregation of St. Luke Powerhouse Church of God in Christ

- A Prayer
- I'm A Soldier
- Working On The Building
- Yeah, Lord

- Getting Richer
- Is There Anybody Here?
- Holiness Danc

rec. live in 1962 at St. Luke Powerhouse Church of God in Christ in Phoenix, Arizona






Arhoolie F-1014
1015
(196?)
Blind James Campbell And His Nashville Street Band

- Have I Stayed Away Too Long
- I'm Crazy About You Baby
- Buffalo Gal
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- The Moon May Rise In Blood
- John Henry

- Baby Please Don't Go
- Jimmy's Blues
- Monkey Man Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- Detroit Blues
- Beauford's Breakdown

rec. 1963 by Chris Strachwitz; some tracks include tuba and trumpet




Arhoolie F 1015
1016
(196?)
Kid Thomas Valentine Creole Jazz Band

- Panama
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- On A Coconut Island
- Maryland, My Maryland
- I Believe I Can Make It By Myself

- Eh La Bas
- I Can Excape From You
- When My Dreamboat Comes Home
- Stingaree Blues
- Siboney

Arhoolie 1016
1017
(1968)
Texas Blues Volume 2

Manny Nichols
- Long Skinny Mama
Mance Lipscomb
- You Don't Mean No Good
Black Ace
- Beer Drinking Wooman
Rattlesnake Cooper
- I'm Leaving Town
Otis Cherry
- Ebony Baby
Mercy Dee
- Isam Hisam
Isam Hisam & Lightning Hopkins
- I'm Feeling Bad

Manny Nichols
- Walking Talking Blues
Billy Bizor
- Tom Moore
Alex Moore
- Chock House Boogie
Smokey Hogg
- Hello Baby
Robert Shaw
- The Fives
Lightning Hopkins
- Hurricanes Carla & Esther
Mercy Dee / K.C. Douglas / Otis Cherry
- 8th Wonder Of The World
notes by Paul Oliver
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Arhoolie F 1017
1018
(196?)
Bad Luck N' Trouble

Clifton Chenier
- Why Did You Go Last Night
R.C. Smith
- Don't Drive Me Away
Mercy Dee
- Bird Brain Baby
Lightning Hopkins & Spider Kilpatrick
- Candy Wagon
James Phillips
- No Lovin'
Little Son Willis
- Bad Luck N' Trouble
K.C. Douglas
- I Know You Didn't Want Me

Fred McDowell
- Fred's Rambling Blues
Little Son Willis
- Harlem Blues
Detroit Slim
- Nelly Mae
Essie Jenkins
- Influenza Blues
Bukka White
- Midnight Blues
Manny Nichols
- Throw A Little Boogie

on front cover: Sleepy John Estes' hands
cropped from a 1962 photo by Georges Adins




Arhoolie F-1018
1019
(1965)
Bukka White: Sky Songs

Arhoolie F 1019 tracks:
- My Baby *
- Alabama Blues // #

- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World (7:35) //
- Sugar Hill (18:45) []

* rec. November 8, 1963 in Berkeley, CA; Bukka White, voc, p
[] rec. November 25, 1963 in Berkeley, CA; Bukka White, voc, p
// rec. November 26, 1963 in Berkeley, CA; Bukka White, voc, g; # Big Willie (Wayne Pope), washboard

Fontana 688 804 tracks:
- Alabama Blues [Arhoolie F1019]
- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World [Arhoolie F1019]

- Georgia Skin Game [Arhoolie F1020]
- Bald Eagle Train [Arhoolie F1020]
- Single Man
[Arhoolie F1020]

Bukka White discography

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1019


(=) Fontana 688 804 ZL (1966)

Fontana discography

(=) Arhoolie CD C-323
(1990) (along with F 1020)

1020
(1965)
Bukka White: Sky Songs Vol. 2

Arhoolie F 1020 tracks:
- Bald Eagle Train
- Single Man Blues
- Georgia Skin Game

- Mixed Water (monologue)

rec. November 1963 in Berkeley, CA; Bukka White, voc, p

Fontana 688 804 tracks:
- Alabama Blues [Arhoolie F1019]
- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World
[Arhoolie F1019]

- Georgia Skin Game [Arhoolie F1020]
- Bald Eagle Train [Arhoolie F1020]
- Single Man [Arhoolie F1020]

Bukka White discography

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1020


(=) Fontana 688 804 ZL (1966)

Fontana discography

(=) Arhoolie CD C-323
(1990) (along with F 1020)

1021
(1964)
Fred McDowell: Mississippi Delta Blues

- Write Me A Few Lines
- Louise
- I Heard Somebody Call
- 61 Highway
- Mama Don't Allow Me
- Kokomo Blues

- Fred's Worried Life Blues
- You Gonna Be Sorry
- Shake 'Em On Down
- My Trouble Blues
- Black Minnie
- That's Alright
- When I Lay My Burden Down

rec. Como, Mississippi, Feb. 13, 1964 with Annie Mae McDowell

Fred McDowell discography

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Arhoolie F-1021
= Arhoolie AR 19025 (D)
= Trio PA-3052 (Jp 1974)

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= Fontana 688 806 ZL (UK)

Fontana discography

1022
(1966)
Lightnin' Hopkins

(with his brothers Joel and John Henry)
- I'm Gonna See About My Brother John Henry
- Black Hannah
- I Walked From Dallas
- Hot Blooded Woman Blues
- Going Back To Baden-Baden

(with Barbara Dane)
- Sometimes She Loves Me
- You Got Another Man
- I'm Going Back, Baby
- Mother Earth
- Jesus Won't You Come By Here

rec. 1964

Barbara Dane discography




Arhoolie 1022

= Fontana 688 807 ZL

Fontana discography

1023
(1964)
Mance Lipscomb: Texas Songster Volume 2

- Joe Turner Killed A Man
- Bumble Bee
- Silver City
- If I Miss The Train
- Alabama Jubilee
- God Moves On The Water (The Titanic)

- Come Back Baby
- Charlie James
- Boogie In A
- Key To The Highway
- Cocaine Done Killed My Baby
- Spanish Flang Dang
- You Got To Reap What You Sow

rec. May 2, 1964 in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie F 1023

Arhoolie discography

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= Pacific Jazz / Fontana (UK)
688 805 ZL (1967)
"Texas Songster"

Fontana discography

1024
(1965)
Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Blues And Zydeco

- Eh, 'Tite Fille
- Banana Man
- Hot Rod
- It's Hard
- I Can Look Down At Your Woman
- I Can't Stand

- Zydeco Et Pas Sale
- LaFayette Waltz
- Louisiana Two Step
- Clifton's Waltz
- Louisiana Blues

rec. in Houston, Tx., May 11, 1965
notes by Chris Strachwitz





Arhoolie F 1024
1025
(1965)
John Jackson
Blues And Country Dance Tunes From Virginia


track sequence of Arhoolie F 1025 (mono 1965):
- Nobody's Business But My Own
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn
- Black Snake Moan
- Flat Foot & Buck Dance
- If Hattie Wanna Lu, Let Her Lu Like A Man
- T.B. Blues
- I Am A Bad, Bad Man

- Rattlesnakin' Daddy
- Poor Boy
- Boats Up the River
- Steamboat Whistle Blues
- John's Rag
- Cindy
- John Henry

track sequence of Arhoolie F 1025 (remastered version 1970) / Arhoolie AR 19034:
- Nobody's Business But Mine
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn
- Black Snake Moan
- If Hattie Wants To Lu, Let Her Lu Like A Man
- I Am A Bad, Bad Man
- John's Rag
- Cindy
- John Henry

- Rattlesnakin' Daddy #
- T.B. Blues #
- Flat Foot & Buck Dance #
- Steamboat Whistle Blues #
- Boats Up The River #
- Poor Boy #

side A rec. April 19, 1965 in Fairfax, Virginia (in mono)
side B rec. Oct. 23, 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany (in stereo) [# new versions of same titles on 1965 mono LP]
by Chris Strachwitz

John Jackson discography

notes by Chuck Perdue



Arhoolie F 1025 (mono)

notes Chuck Perdue



Arhoolie F 1025
(remastered version 1970)

notes Chuck Perdue



= Arhoolie AR 19034

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= Trio PA-6026 (Jp)

1026
(1965)
Mance Lipscomb Vol. 3
Texas Songster in a Live Performance

- Take Me Back Baby #
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- Rag In G #
- Heel And Toe Polka
- Big Boss Man #
- You Gonna Quit Me #
- Blues In G #

- Mama Don't Dog Me #
- Willie Poor Boy #
- Polly Wolly Doodle All Day
- Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night #
- Knocking Down Windows #
- Nobody's Fault But Mine #
- Motherless Children #

Mance Lipscomb discography

notes by Paul Oliver
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Arhoolie F 1026

# Arhoolie CD 306

1027
(1966)
Fred McDowell, Vol. 2

- I Ain't Gonna Be Bad No More
- Where Were You
- I Looked At The Sun
- Do My Baby Ever Think Of Me
- Brooks Run Into The Ocean *
- Bull Dog Blues *

- I Walked All The Way From East St. Louis
- Red Cross Store Blues
- Gravel Road Blues
- Frisco Lines
- You Got To Move
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sittin Down

# rec. February 13/14 191964 in Como, Miss.; Fred McDowell, voc, g

* rec. March 1965 in Holly Springs, Miss.; Fred McDowell, voc, g; Eli Green, voc

[] rec. May 2, 1965, Fred McDowell, voc, g; Annie Mae McDowell, voc; Hunter's Chapel Spiritual Singers, vocals
// rec. July 5, 1965 in Berkeley, Ca.; Fred McDowell, voc, g

cover photo by Jim Marshall

Fred McDowell discography

notes by Pete Welding
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Arhoolie F-1027
1028
(196?)
Big Mama Thornton
In Europe


- Swing It On Home *
- Sweet Little Angel *
- The Place
- Little Red Rooster *
- Unlucky Girl *
- Hound Dog *
- My Heavy Load * #
- School Boy * #
- Down Home Shakedown
- Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be *
- Session Blues

rec. October 20, 1965 in London; Big Mama Thornton, voc, hca; Eddie Boyd, keyb; Buddy Guy, g; Big Walter Horton, hca; # Mississippi Fred McDowell, g; Fred Below, dr; Jimmie Lee Robinson, b

* on Arhoolie CD 305


Arhoolie F-1028


= Stateside/ISP 80525 (Jp)


= Arhoolie CD 305 (1989)
"Ball And Chain"

1029
(1966)
Johnny Young And His Chicago Blues Band

Arhoolie F 1029 track sequence:
- Wild, Wild Woman   @ youtube
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
- I'm Having A Ball   @ youtube
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- I'm Doing All Right
- Stealin'

- Keep On Drinking   @ youtube
- Hot Dog!
- Come Early In The Morning
- Moaning And Groaning
- Crosscut Saw
- Slam Hammer (instr)   @ youtube

rec. November 11 [22 on back cover], 1965 at Sound Studios in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; Johnny Young, voc, g, mand; Otis Spann, p; James Cotton, hca; Jimmy Lee Morris, b; S.P. Larey, dr; prod. by Chris Strachwitz
cover photo by Pete Welding



Arhoolie CD 325 / P-Vine PCD-2504 track sequence:
- Wild, Wild Woman   @ youtube
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
- I'm Having A Ball   @ youtube
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- I'm Doing All Right
- Stealin'
- Keep On Drinking   @ youtube
- Hot Dog!
- Come Early In The Morning
- Moaning And Groaning
- Cross-Cut Saw
- Slam Hammer   @ youtube
- Strange Girl
- Ring Around My Heart   @ youtube
- Sometimes I Cry
- Don't You Lie To Me   @ youtube
- On The Road Again
- Walter's Boogie
- Stockyard Blues
- Drinking Straight Whiskey   @ youtube

additional tracks on P-Vine PCD-2504:
- Sleeping With The Devil
- Fumbling Around

Johnny Young discography






Arhoolie F 1029


= Fontana 688 809 ZL

Fontana discography

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Arhoolie CD 325 (1990)
(along with most of
Arhoolie F 1037)

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= P-Vine PCD-24106
(Jp 2002)




(=) P-Vine PCD-2504 (Jp)
(along with all of
Arhoolie F 1037)

1030
(1966)
Lightning Hopkins, Clifton Chenier, Mance Lipscomb: the 2nd annual Berkeley Blues Festival
Concert & Dance

Mance Lipscomb
- Stop Time
- I Ain't Got Nobody
- Take Your Arms From Around My Neck, Sugarbabe
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Clifton Chenier
- Clifton's Rock
- After Hours
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Lightning Hopkins
- Last Night
- Going To Louisiana
- Black Cadillac
- Short Haired Woman
- Lightning's Boogie

rec. Berkeley, April 15, 1966

Mance Lipscomb discography






Arhoolie F 1030

re-released 2000
on Arhoolie CD 484

1031
(1967)
Clifton Chenier Vol. 2: Bon Ton Roulet!

- Bon Ton Roulet
- Frog Legs
- If I Ever Get Lucky
- Black Gal
- Long Toes
- Baby Please Don't Go

- Ma Negresse
- Sweet Little Doll
- Jole Blonde
- Ay Ai Ai
- Can't Stop Loving You
- Keep On Scratching





Arhoolie 1031
1032
(196?)
Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey
with the Chicago Blues Band

- I'm Feeling Alright
- Sometimes I Have A Heartache
- Black Rat
- Life Goes On
- Everything Gonna Be Alright

- Bumble Bee
- Gimme A Penny
- Looking The World Over
- I Feel The Way I Feel
- My Love

rec. April 25, 1966 in San Francisco, Ca.; Big Mama Thornton, voc, hca, dr; James Cotton, hca; Otis Spann, p; Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, g; Luther Johnson, b; Francis Clay, dr



Arhoolie 1032
1033
(1967)
Mance Lipscomb Vol. 4

- Captain Captain
- Night Time Is The Right Time
- I Want To Do Something For You
- So Different Blues
- A Rag
- Ain't You Sorry

- Mr. Tom
- Long Tall Girl Got Stuck On Me
- Keep On Trucking
- Run, Sinner, Run
- and Stories From Home

Mance Lipscomb discography

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Arhoolie F 1033
1034
(1968)
Lightning Hopkins: The Texas Bluesman

- Tom Moore Blues
- Watch My Fingers
- Little Antoinette
- Love Is Like A Hydrant
- Cut Me Out Baby

- Take A Walk
- Slavery
- I Would If I Could
- Bud Russell Blues
- At Home Blues

rec. December 18, 1967 in Houston, Texas by Chris Stachwitz; Lightning Hopkins, voc and electric g


Arhoolie F 1034
1035
(1968)
John Jackson Vol. 2
More Blues And Country Dance Tunes From Virginia


- Bear Cat Blues
- Death Of Blind Boy Fuller
- Reuben
- Rocks And Gravel
- You Left Me
- Going Down The Road Feeling Bad

- Police Dog Blues
- Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
- Muleskinner Blues
- Near The Cross
- Going Up North
- Lay Down My Old Guitar

rec. December 8, 1967 in Fairfax Station, Virginia by Chris Strachwitz

John Jackson discography

notes by Chuck Perdue



Arhoolie F 1035 (stereo)
1036
(1968)
Juke Boy Bonner: I'm Going Back To The Country
Where They Don't Burn The Buildings Down

- Going Back To The Country
- Sad-Sad Sound
- She Turns Me On
- Hard Luck
- Trying To Be Contented
- Working With Juke Boy #

- Life Is A Nightmare
- It's Time To Make A Change
- Jumpin' At The Zydeco #
- My Blues
- Stay Off Lyons Avenue
- I'm Getting Tired

rec. December 1967 & January 1968

Juke Boy Bonner discography

notes by Larry Skoog



Arhoolie F 1036

Arhoolie CD 375
(except #)

1037
(1968)
Johnny Young And Big Walter: Chicago Blues

Arhoolie F 1037 track sequence:
- Strange Girl
- Ring Around My Heart
- Sometimes I Cry
- Don't You Lie To Me
- On The Road Again

- Drinking Straight Whiskey   @ youtube
- Walter's Boogie
- Stockyard Blues   @ youtube
- Sleeping With The Devil #
- Fumbling Around #

# not reissued on Arhoolie CD 325

rec. November 27, 1967 at Stereosonic Studios in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca; Lafayette Leake, p; Jimmy Dawkins, lead g; Ernest Gatewood, b; Lester Dorsie, dr; prod. by Chris Strachwitz and Willie Dixon
cover photo by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie CD 325 / P-Vine PCD-2504 track sequence:
- Wild, Wild Woman
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
- I'm Having A Ball   @ youtube
- My Trainfare Out Of Town   @ youtube
- I'm Doing All Right
- Stealin'
- Keep On Drinking   @ youtube
- Hot Dog!
- Come Early In The Morning
- Moaning And Groaning
- Cross-Cut Saw
- Slam Hammer
- Strange Girl
- Ring Around My Heart   @ youtube
- Sometimes I Cry
- Don't You Lie To Me
- On The Road Again
- Walter's Boogie
- Stockyard Blues
- Drinking Straight Whiskey   @ youtube

additional tracks on P-Vine PCD-2504:
- Sleeping With The Devil
- Fumbling Around

Johnny Young discography

notes (April 1968)
by Pete Welding



Arhoolie F 1037

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Arhoolie CD 325 (1990)
(along with all of
Arhoolie F 1029)




(=) P-Vine PCD-2504 (Jp)
(all of Arhoolie F 1029
and Arhoolie F 1037)

1038
(1968)
Clifton Chenier: Black Snake Blues

- Black Snake Blues
- Let's Talk It Over
- Walking To Louisiana
- Things Ain't What They Used To Be
- Wrap It Up

- Monifique
- Johnny Can't Dance
- I Lost My Baby (in french)
- Can't Go Home No More
- I Got A Little Girl

rec. October 10, 1967 at Sierra Sound Labatories in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Clifton Chenier, voc, acc; Cleveland Chenier, rubboard; Felix James Benoit, g; Joe Morris, b; Robert St. Judy, dr
cover photo by Chris Strachwitz
notes by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 1038

notes by Chris Strachwitz







= Arhoolie AR 19024 (EUR)

1039
(1968)
Ball And Chain
Big Mama Thornton - Lightning Hopkins - Larry Williams

Big Mama Thornton
- Ball And Chain
- Wade In The Water
- My Love #
Larry Williams [aka "Larry O'Williams"]
- So Much Trouble   @ youtube
- That's My Girl   @ youtube
- I Know You Here Me Calling   @ youtube

Lightning Hopkins
- Come On Baby
- Money Taker
- Prison Blues #
- Mama's Flight
- My Woman
- Gabriel

# on 1974 repress only !
notes by Pete Welding



Arhoolie 1039 (1968)

= Arhoolie AR 19022
(EUR 1970)


Arhoolie 1039
(1974 repress)

1040
(196?)
George Coleman: "Bongo Joe"

- I Wish I Could Sing
- Innocent Little Doggy
- Cool It

- Listen At That Bull
- Transistor Radio
- Eloise
- Dog Eat Dog

rec. 1968 on the streets of San Antonio by Chris Strachwitz; Coleman plays a 55-gallon steel drum


Arhoolie 1040
1041
(1969)
Mississippi Delta Blues   Vol. 1

Napoleon Strickland
- Oh Baby
Do Boy Diamond
- Long Haired Doney
Johnny Woods & Fred McDowell
- Three O'Clock In The Morning
Walter Miller
- Stuttgart, Ark
Tom Turner
- Gonna Bring Her Right Back Home
Furry Lewis
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Robert Diggs
- Drink, Drink, Drink
Do Boy Diamond
- Going Away Blues
Dewey Corley
- Fishing In The Dark
Teddy Williams
- Down Home Blues
Houston Stackhouse
- Canned Heat
Peck Curtis
- The Death Of Sonny Boy Williamson

rec. 1967 by George Mitchell and Roger Brown; edited & produced by Chris Strachwitz; all photographs by George Mitchell

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Do Boy Diamond discography Dewey Corley discography

Johnny Woods discography Fred McDowell discography

Walter Miller discography Furry Lewis discography

notes (adapted from
"Blow my Blues away")
by George Mitchell
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Arhoolie ST 1041

(=) Arhoolie CD 401 (1994)

1042
(1969)
Mississippi Delta Blues   Vol. 2

R. L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie
- Long Haired Doney
- Going Down South
- Skinny Woman
- I's Be Troubled
- Catfish Blues
Rosa Lee Hill
- Pork And Beans

Joe Callicott
- Lonesome Katy Blues
- Come Home To Me Baby
- Fare You Well Baby Blues
- Country Blues
- Laughing To Keep From Crying
- Love Me Baby Blues (= France Chance)

rec. 1967 by George Mitchell and Roger Brown; edited & produced by Chris Strachwitz; all photographs by George Mitchell

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R.L. Burnside discography

Joe Callicott discography

notes by George Mitchell
(adapted from "Blow my Blues
away")
and David Evans
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Arhoolie 1042

(=) Arhoolie CD 402 (1994)

1043
(196?)
John Littlejohn's Chicago Blues Stars

- What In The World You Goin' To Do
- Treat Me Wrong
- Catfish
- Kiddeo
- Slidin' Home
- Dream

- Reelin' And Rockin'
- Been Around The World
- How Much More Long
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- I'm Tired
- Nowhere To Lay My Head

rec. November 14, 1968 in Chicago; John Littlejohn, voc, g; Monroe Jones, g; Alvin Nichols, b, backgr voc; Robert Pulliam, ts, backgr voc; Booker Sidgrave, dr; Willie Young, ts, backgr voc; prod. by Chris Strachwitz and Willie Dixon

John Littlejohn discography




Arhoolie 1043


= Trio PA-3050 (Jp)


= P-Vine PCD-2107 (Jp 1991)

1044
(5/1969)
Earl Hooker:
Two Bugs And A Roach


- Anna Lee
- Off The Hook
- Love Ain't A Plaything
- You Don't Want Me

- Two Bugs And A Roach
- Wah Wah Blues
- You Don't Love Me
- Earl Hooker Blues

rec. November 12, 14 & 15, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, voc, g; Geno Skaggs, b; Joe Willie Perkins, p, org; Levi Warren, dr; Fred Roulette, steel g; Andrew Odom, voc; Carey Bell, voc, hca; Louis Myers, hca

Earl Hooker discography

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1044

= Arhoolie AR 19003 (F)


= Trio PA-3058


(=) Arhoolie CD 324 (1990)


= P-Vine PCD 24110 (2001)

1045
(1969)
Juke Boy Bonner: The Struggle

- Struggle Here In Houston
- Railroad Tracks
- Watch Your Buddies
- I Got My Passport
- When The Deal Goes Down
- Being Black And I'm Proud

- I'm In The Big City
- Houston, The Action Town
- Over Ten Years Ago
- Running Shoes
- Just A Blues
- It Don't Take Too Much

rec. November & May 1969

Juke Boy Bonner discography

notes by Larry Skoog



Arhoolie ST 1045 (US)
= Arhoolie AR 19002 (D)

Arhoolie CD 375

1046
(1969)
Fred McDowell And His Blues Boys

- My Baby
- Levee Camp Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Diamond Ring
- Dankin's Farm

- Big Stars Falling *
- You Ain't Treating Me Right
- Meet Me Down In Froggy Bottom
- Ethel Mae Blues

Fred McDowell discography

rec. Aug. 19, 20, and 21, 1969
in Berkeley, CA at
Sierra Sound Studios
* rec. July 5, 1965 in Berkeley
Fred McDowell, voc, g
Mike Russo, g
John Kahn, b
Bob Jones, dr

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Arhoolie F-1046
= Arhoolie AR 19001 (D)

1047
(1970)
John Jackson In Europe

- I Bring My Money
- John's Ragtime
- Red River Blues
- Knife Blues
- Trucking Little Baby
- Blind Blake's Rag
- Goodbye Booze

- Too Tight
- You Ain't No Woman
- Early Morning Blues
- Graveyard Blues
- All Around The Water Tank
- Don't You Want To Go Up There
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee

rec. October 23, 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany by Chris Strachwitz

John Jackson discography

notes by
Chuck & Nan Perdue



Arhoolie 1047 (stereo)
1048
(1970)
Alex Moore in Europe

- Boogiein' In Strassburg
- Alex Thinking
- New Blue Bloomer Blues
- Rock And Roll Bed Blues

- Flossie Mae
- Just A Blues
- Rolling Around Dallas
- Having Fun Here And There

rec. October 23, 1969 live in Stuttgart, Germany; Alex Moore, voc, p

Alex Moore discography

notes by Paul Oliver



Arhoolie 1048 (US)

= Arhoolie AR 19004
(Europe)

1049
(1970)
Mance Lipscomb Vol. 5
Texas Blues and 3 Other
Songs

- Black Gal
- Texas Blues
- Oh, Baby #
- Blues In The Bottle *
- Angel Child *

- Mance's Blues
- Whiskey Blues
- Long Way From Tipperary
- Haunted House Blues
- Mother Had A Sick Child
- I'm Looking For My Jesus

* rec. December 5, 1968 at Mance Lipscomb's house in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; Frank Lipscomb, b; Wayne Davis, dr

all other tracks rec. November 20 & 22, 1969 at Sierra Sound Studios in Berkeley, CA; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; # Mark Birnbaum, 2nd g; prod. by Chris Strachwitz

cover photos by Kelly Hart

Mance Lipscomb discography

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Arhoolie 1049

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= AR 19007 (Eur)

1050
(196?)
Bee Houston

- You Think I'm Your Good Thing
- Busy Bee
- Be Proud To Be A Black Man
- The Hustler
- Break Away

- Things Gonna Get Better
- Never
- Lovesick Man
- Freddy's Bag
- Any Time


Arhoolie 1050
1051
(1975)
Earl Hooker: Hooker and Steve

- The Moon Is Rising
- Earl's Blues
- Conversion Blues
- Guitar Rag

- Hooker N' Steve
- I'm Your Main Man
- New Riviera
- Strung-Out Woman Blues

rec. 1969 with Louis Myers, Geno Skaggs & Bobby Johnson

Earl Hooker discography




Arhoolie 1051
1052
(1970)
Clifton Chenier: King Of The Bayous

- Tu Le Ton Son Ton
- Hard To Love Someone
- Who Can Your Good Man Be
- Zodico Two Step
- Going La Maison
- I Believe I'll Go Back Home

- Release Me
- Big Mamou
- Ton Na Na
- I Am Coming Home
- Josephine Par Se Ma Femme
- It's Christmas Time

rec. in Houston, Tx., May 5, 1970 & Nov. 6, 1969

Arhoolie 1052
= Arhoolie AR 19020 (D)
1053
(1969)
Big Joe Williams
Thinking Of What They Did To Me


- Louisiana Bound
- Killing Floor Blues
- Throw The Boogie Woogie
- Dirt Road Blues
- Montreal Blues
- Take Me Out Of The Bottom
- Thinking Of What They Did To Me

- The Death Of Dr. Martin Luther King []
- Army Man In Vietnam []
- Creole Queen
- Remember Way Back
- Bad Living #
- Trouble For Everybody [] #
- King Jesus []

rec. December 14, 1969 at Arhoolie House in Berkeley, Ca. by Chris Strachwitz; Big Joe Williams, voc, g; [] Charlie Musselwhite, hca

# not reissued on Arhoolie CD 315
"Trouble For Everybody" reissued on Charlie Musselwhite: The Blues Never Die (Vanguard CD 153/54-2, 1994)

Big Joe Williams discography

notes by Pete Welding
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Arhoolie 1053

= Arhoolie AR 19009 (EUR)

most tracks re-released
(along with Arhoolie 1053)
on Arhoolie CD 315 "Shake
Your Boogie"

1054
(1970)
Louisiana Blues
Arthur 'Guitar' Kelley, Silas Hogan, Henry Gray, Moses 'Whispering' Smith, Clarence Edwards

Henry Gray
- The Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest
- Lucky, Lucky Man
Guitar Kelly
- If I Ever Get Back Home
- Talk To Be Baby
- I Got A Funny Feeling

Silas Hogan
- Rats And Roaches In My Kitchen
Henry Gray
- Cold Chills
Clarence Edwards
- Hear That Rumbling
- How Many More Years
Moses "Whispering" Smith
- On The Dark Road Crying

rec. 1970 in Baton Rouge by Tracy Pattison and Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie 1054


= Arhoolie AR 19011 (D)

1055
(196?)
Johnie Lewis: Alabama Slide Guitar

- Hobo Blues
- He Met Me On A Thursday Morning
- Uncle Sam
- Can't Hardly Get Along
- My Little Gal
- North Carolina Blues

- I'm Gonna Quit My Baby
- Baby, Listen To Me Howl
- You Gonna Miss Me ("Martin Luther King")
- Mistake In Life
- I Got To Climb A High Mountain
- My Mother Often Told Me




Arhoolie 1055
1056
(196?)
Charlie Musselwhite: Takin' My Time

- It Ain't Right
- Love Me Or Leave Me
- Finger Lickin' Good
- Two Little Girls
- Up And Down The Avenue

- Highway Blues
- Wild Wild Woman
- Takin' My Time

rec. January & February 1971

Arhoolie 1056
1057
(196?)
Roosevelt Holts and his friends

Roosevelt Holts
- Barrelhouse Blues
- Packing Up Her Trunk To Leave
- I'll Catch The Train And Ride
- Leaving This Time. Won't Be Back Til Fall
Esau Weary
- Bogalousa Boogie
- Big Leg Woman

Boogie Bill Webb
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Drinking And Stinking
Eli Owens
- Railroad Blues
- Memphis Mail
Blind Pete Burrell
- I'll Fly Away

Arhoolie 1057
1058
(1971)
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra

- Creole Belles
- Black And White Rag
- Purple Rose Of Cairo
- War Cloud
- Maple Leaf Rag
- High Society

- The Entertainer
- The Ragtime Dance
- New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
- My Maryland
- The Chrysanthemum
- Panama


Arhoolie 1058
1059
(1972)
Clifton Chenier "Live"

- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Cher Catin
- Going Home Blues & Mess Around
- New Ma Negress

- Tighten Up Zydeco
- Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then)
- You're My Mule
- Zydeco Cha Cha


Arhoolie 1059
1060
(1972)
Herman E. Johnson: Louisiana Country Blues

- I Just Keeps On Wanting You
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Motherless Children
- Depression Blues
- She's A-Looking For Me

- She Had Been Drinking
- I'm Growing Older
- Po' Boy
- Leavin' Blues
- Piano Blues
- Where The Mansion's Prepared For Me

rec. November 3, 1960 until May 12, 1961 in Baton Rouge, La. by Harry Oster

Herman E. Johnson discography

notes by Harry Oster
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Arhoolie 1060

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(=) Arhoolie CD 440

1061
(1970)
Joseph Spence: Good Morning Mr. Walker

- Out On The Rolling Sea
- I See Mary And Joseph
- Oh, How I Love Jesus
- Lay Down My Brother
- Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer

- Good Morning Mr. Walker
- The Glory Of Love
- Don't Let Nobody Burn Down Burma Road
- Sloop John B
- Be A Friend To Jesus
- Mary Ann

rec. 1971 by Chris Strachwitz & Dick Waterman

Jseph Spence discography

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Arhoolie 1061

reissued
Arhoolie CD 349

1062
(197?)
L. C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson: Ups And Downs

- Mojo In My Hand
- Ups And Downs
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
- Across The Bay Blues
- L. C.'s Shuffle

- I've Got To Go
- Stop And Jump
- She Got It From The Start
- Things' So Bad In California
- New Train Time

rec.in San Francisco, Ca., Aug. & Dec. 1971



Arhoolie 1062
1063
(197?)
Lightning Hopkins in Berkeley

- Please Settle In Viet Nam
- Up On Telegraph
- Wipe Your Feet On The Floor
- Send My Child Home To Me
- Selling Wine
- Brand New Look

- Have You Ever Loved A Woman
- Little And Low
- Hold Up Your Head
- Good Times Here
- Annie's Boogie
- Black And Evil

with Francis Clay, dr on side 2

Arhoolie 1063
1064
(197?)
Piano Red: "Dr. Feelgood" All Alone With His Piano

- Ten Cent Shot
- Pushing That Thing
- Atlanta Bounce
- Red's How Long Blue
- Corrine, Corrina

- You Ain't Got A Chance
- My Baby Left Me
- Let's Get It On
- Red's Boogie
- Rockin' with Red
- Wrong Yo-Yo

rec. in Macon, Ga., May 7, 1972

Arhoolie 1064
1065
(1972)
Doctor Ross: His First Recordings

- Shake 'Em On Down *
- Down South Blues *
- Shake A My Hand #
- Little Soldier Boy #
- Mississippi Blues %
- Going Back South []
- Dr. Ross Breakdown %

- Going To The River §
- Good Thing Blues §
- Turkey Leg Woman %
- Country Clown #
- My BeBop Gal *
- Memphis Boogie $

rec. 1951-1954 for the Sun label

Doctor Ross discography

notes by Steve LaVere
and Bob Eagle



Arhoolie F 1065
1066
(197?)
Earl Hooker: His First and Last Recordings

- The Hook
- New Sweet Black Angel
- Going Down The Line
- Original Sweet Black Angel
- Guitar Rag

- Earl's Boogie Woogie
- Improvisations on Dust My Broom
- Improvisations on Frosty

rec. 1952, 1953, 1968 & 1969; with Louis Myers, Geno Skaggs, Joe Willie "Pine Top" Perkins, unknown dr & hca, Eddie Taylor

Earl Hooker discography




Arhoolie 1066
1067
(1972)
Dave Alexander: The Rattler

- The Sky Is Crying
- Swanee River Boogie
- I Needd A Little Spirit
- Good Home Cooking
- The Rattler

- There Ought To Be A Law
- Lonesome Train Blues
- A Tribue To My Father
- 13 Is My Number
- The Judgement


Arhoolie 1067
1068
(1973)
Fred McDowell: Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning

- Introduction
- I Heard Somebody Calling
- Amazing Grace
- Where Could I Go But To The Lord
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- Bye And Bye
- Dig My Grave With A Silver Spade

- Don't Look For Me On A Sunday
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Little Girl, Little Girl
- Levee Camp Blues

rec. 1964-69

Fred McDowell discography

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Arhoolie F-1068
1069
(1974)
Mance Lipscomb Volume 6

- Does She Ever Think Of Me
- I Just Hang Down My Head And Cry
- Rag In F
- Wonder Where My Easy Rider Gone #
- Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night
- Corinne, Corinna

- Evil Blues
- Mama, Let Me Lay It On You
- Louise
- When Death Comes Creeping In Your Room
- Sometimes I Feel Like

rec. May 1973 at Arhoolie House in Berkeley, CA by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; # Charlie Pritchard, g; prod. by Chris Strachwitz

cover photo by Jim Crockett; back liner photos by Chris Strachwitz

Mance Lipscomb discography

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Arhoolie 1069
1070
(1974)
Boisec: La Musique Creole
Alphonse "Boisec" Ardoin with Canray Contenant & The Ardoin Brothers

- Home Sweet Home
- Laccasine Breakdown
- Les Barres De La Prison
- Chere Ici Chere La Bas
- Opelousas Waltz
- Canray's One Step

- Petite Et La Grosse
- Ses Parents Ne Veulent Plus Le Voir
- Joe Pitre A Deux Femmes
- Le Boss
- Jupe Courte
- Jolie Catin

rec. in the early 1970s near Mamou, La. by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 1070
1071
(1973)
Dave Alexander: The Dirt On The Ground

- Sundown
- Blue Tumbleweed
- Suffering With The Lowdown Blues
- Cold Feeling
- Strange Woman

- So You Want To Be A Man
- Dirt On The Ground
- Jimmy, Is That You?
- Hoodoo Man
- St. James Infirmary




Arhoolie 1071
1072
(197?)
Clifton Chenier: Out West

- I'm On The Wonder
- The Hucklebuck
- You Know It Ain't Fair
- Calinda
- You're The One For Me

- You're Fussin' Too Much
- Just Like A Woman
- All Your Love
- C. C. Special
- I'm A Hog For You

prod. by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 1072
1073
(1974)
K. C. Douglas: The Country Boy

LP track sequence
- Fanny Lou
- Hear Me Howling
- Your Crying Won't Make Me Stay
- Country Girl
- Black Cat Bone
- Good Looking Women

- Woke Up This Morning
- High Water Rising
- Mercury Boogie
- My Mind's Going Back To 1929
- Catfish Blues

rec. on portable equipment at Arhoolie House by Chris Strachwitz; Side A: November 16, 1973; K.C. Douglas, voc, g; Richard Riggins, hca; Side B: January 26, 1974; K.C. Douglas, voc, g; Richard Riggins, hca; Ron Thompson, lead g; Jim Marshall, dr

CD track sequence
- Mercury Blues
- My Mind's Going Back To 1929
- Catfish Blues
- High Water Rising
- Woke Up This Morning
- Somebody Done Stole My Gal (previously unreleased)
- Fanny Lou (previously unreleased)
- I Don't Want No Woman To Love Me (previously unreleased)
- Married Woman Blues (previously unreleased)
- Black Cat Bone (previously unreleased)
- Good Looking Woman (previously unreleased)
- Richard's Ride (previously unreleased)
- Hear Me Howling (previously unreleased)
- I'm Gonna Build Me A Web (previously unreleased)
- Make Your Coffee (previously unreleased)
- Night Shift Blues (previously unreleased)
- Canned Heat (previously unreleased)
- Your Crying Won't Make Me Stay
- Country Girl
- Black Cat Bone
- Good Looking Women
- Fanny Lou

rec. between 1960 and 1974
"previously unreleased" = CD bonus tracks

K.C. Douglas discography

notes by Tom Mazzolini



Arhoolie 1073

notes by Tom Mazzolini
and Chris Strachwitz

(=) Arhoolie CD 475 (1998)
"Mercury Blues"

1074
(197?)
Charlie Musselwhite: Goin' Back Down South
with Lafayette Leake and Robben Ford

- Crazy For My Baby
- Blue Steel
- Take Me Back
- Blue Stu

- This Old Night Line
- Taylor's Arkansas
- Cut You Loose
- If Trouble Was Money
- On The Spot Boogie

rec. 1971 (2 tracks) and 1974, Charlie Musselwhite, voc, hca; Lafayette Leake, p; Skip Rose, p; Robben Ford, g & sax; Tim Kaihatsu, g; Larry Martin, dr; Pat Ford, dr; Karl Sevareid, b; Gerald Pedersen, b

Arhoolie 1074
1075
(1976)
J. C. Burris: One Of These Mornings

- Hold Me Tight
- Loneliness
- River Of Life
- She Can't Be Right Always Doing Wrong
- Mr. Jack's Dance

- One Of These Mornings
- Inflation Blues
- Hand Jive
- You Got To Roam
- Highway Blues

rec. 1975 at the Northeast Community Center in San Francisco, Ca. and at West Dakota in Berkeley, Ca. by Chris Strachwitz; J.C. Burris, voc, hca, bones
notes by Tom Mazzolini



Arhoolie 1075
1076
(1976)
Clifton Chenier: Bogalusa Boogie

- One Step At A Time
- Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy)
- Quelque Chose Sur Mon Idee (Something On My Mind)
- Ride 'Em Cowboy
- Ma Mama Ma Dit (My Mama Told Me)
- Je Me Reveiller Ce Matin (I Woke Up This Morning)

- Allons A Grand Coteau
- Je Suis En Recolteur (I'm A Farmer)
- Ti Na Na
- Come Go Along With Me
- Bogalusa Boogie

rec. October 27, 1975 at Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, La; Clifton Chenier, voc, accordion, hca; John Hart, ts; Paul Senegal, g; Joe Bruchet, b; Robert Peter, dr; Cleveland Chenier, rubboard; prod by Chris Strachwitz
notes by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 1076
1077
(1978)
Mance Lipscomb: You'll Never Find Another Man Like Mance

- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Tom Moore's Farm
- Keep On Trucking
- Joe Turner Blues
- Alabama Bound
- You Got To See Your Mama Every Night
- Out And Down
- Angel Child

- You Rascal You
- Mance's St. Louis Blues
- Baby, Don't Lay It On Me
- Tall Angel At The Bar
- Willie Poor Boy
- Johnny Take A One On Me
- plus two segments of Mance talking with the audience

Mance Lipscomb discography

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Arhoolie 1077
1078
(197?)
Clifton Chenier And His Red Hot Louisiana Band

- Grand Prix
- Hungry Man Blues
- Parti De Paris
- Take Off Your Dress
- Paty Down (at the Blue Angel Club)

- Falksy Girl
- Easy, Easy Baby
- Tante Na Na
- Do Right Sometime
- Highway Blues

rec. 1975 & 1977

Arhoolie 1078
1079
(1978)
Tom McFarland: Travelin' With The Blues

- Travelin' With The Blues
- You Can't Take It With You
- Gasoline Blues
- You're Killing Me
- Going Back To Oakland

- Street Walking Woman
- Juicer's Blues
- Blues Got Me
- Blues Up And Gone
- Telephone Blues


Arhoolie 1079
1080
(1979)
Big Joe Duskin: Cincinnati Stomp

- Mean Old Frisco # []
- Roll 'em Pete
- Stormin' In Texas
- Cicinnati Stomp #
- Little Red Rooster
- The Tribute

- Down The Road Apiece
- Well,Well Baby
- Honky Tonk Train
- Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar
- Tender Hearted Woman #
- Stoop Down Baby #

rec. February 28 & August, 1977 at 5th Floor Studios, Cincinnati; Big Joe Duskin, voc, p
# rec. February 28, 1978 at Acme Studio, Chicago; Big Joe Duskin, voc, p; [] Jimmy Johnson, g; Bob Margolin, g; Truck Parham, b; S.P. Leary, [] Ben Sandmel, dr; prod. by Ben Sandmel and Chris Strachwitz
notes by Ben Sandmel



Arhoolie 1080
1081
(1979)
Sam Bros. 5
With Daddy 'Good Rockin' Sam

- Going Down To Big Mary
- Sugar Cane Patch
- I'm A Hog For You
- Lafayette Zydeco
- Country Boy
- S.B. 5

- Lafayette Special
- La La Waltz
- Mama
- Roll Me Baby
- Good Rockin' Sam's Boogie
- S.A.M.

Leon Sam (15 years old), lead voc, accordion; Carl Sam (18), g; Rodney Sam (16), dr; Glen Sam (13), b; Calvin Sam (11), rubboard; (Father) Herbert 'Good Rockin' Sam, voc, accordion on two tracks; prod. by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 1081

= Arhoolie CD 9044
"Sam (Get Down)"

1082
(1979)
Clifton Chenier: Classic Clifton

- Zydeco Sont Pas Sale
- Louisiana Blues
- Zydeco Cha Cha
- Black Gal
- I'm a Hog For You
- Alons a Grand Coteau

- Tu Le Ton Son Ton
- Black Snake Blues
- Big Mamou
- Sa M'Appel Fou
- I'm on the Wonder
- Party Down


Arhoolie 1082
1083
(197?)
John Delafose: Zydeco Man

- Joe Pete Got Two Women
- No Good Woman
- One Hour Too Late
- Lonesome Road
- Madame Sosthene
- Prudhomme Stomp
- Co-Fe?
- Valse de Freole
- You Took My Heartache
- Bye Bye Mo Neg
- Rag Around Your Head
- I Just Want To Be Your Lovin'Man
- Petite et la Grosse


Arhoolie 1083
1084
(1979)
Kings Of Country Blues Vol. 1

Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp

Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues
- 'Bout A Spoonful
Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long


Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
- Walking Blues
Fred McDowell
- Shake Em On Down
- Fred's Blues
Napoleon Strickland
- Back Water Rising

- Other's Piece
- Shimmy She Wobble
Watson & Jones [John Fahey & Bill Barth]
- Memphis Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Praying On The Old Campground

rec. June 12, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee

click to enlarge left page of inner gatefold !click to enlarge right page of inner gatefold and read track list !
inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

click to read first and second column of inner sleeve A !click to read third and fourth column of inner sleeve A ! click to read first column of inner sleeve B !click to read second column of inner sleeve B !click to read third column of inner sleeve B !
inner sleeves of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

DLP
notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to read track list !
Blue Thumb BTS 6000
"Memphis Swamp Jam"
= King SR-481 (Jp 1971)

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
(=) Arhoolie 1084

and Arhoolie 1085 "Kings
Of Country Blues Vol. 2"

1085
(1979)
Kings Of
Country Blues Vol. 2


Booker White
- Christmas Eve Blues
- Columbus, Miss. Blues
- Sad Day Blues
Piano Red
- Mobile Blues
- Abel Street Stomp

Nathan Beauregard
- Nathan's Bumble Bee Blues
- 'Bout A Spoonful
Sleepy John Estes
- Need More Blues
- President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long



Furry Lewis
- Judge Boushay Blues
- Walking Blues
Fred McDowell
- Shake Em On Down
- Fred's Blues
Napoleon Strickland
- Back Water Rising

- Other's Piece
- Shimmy She Wobble
Watson & Jones [John Fahey & Bill Barth]
- Memphis Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Praying On The Old Campground

rec. June 12, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee

click to enlarge !click to enlarge !
inner gatefold of Blue Thumb BTS 6000

DLP
notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Blue Thumb BTS 6000 (1969)
"Memphis Swamp Jam"
= King SR-481 (Jp 1971)

(=) Arhoolie 1084 "Kings Of
Country Blues Vol. 1"

click to enlarge !
and
Arhoolie 1085

1086
(196?)
Clifton Chenier: The King Of Zydeco

- Jambalaya
- You're Fussin' Too Much
- Boogie Woogie
- Ay Tete Fee
- Cher Catin

- Money
- I'm On the Wonder
- Woo Woo
- Hush, Hush
- Calinda

rec. live at Montreux, Switzerland

Arhoolie 1086
1087
(1981)
Lightning Hopkins: Po' Lightning

LP tracks:
- My Baby's Gone [1961; previously unissued]
- Candy Kitchen [1961; previously unissued]
- My Starter Won't Start This Morning
- One Kind Favor I Ask Of You
- Little Girl, Little Girl
- It's Better Down The Road (Good Times Here)
- Mojo Hand
- Hello Central
- Ain't It Crazy
- Baby Please Don't Go

CD tracks:
- Ice Storm Blues
- Speeding Boogie
- Wine Drinking Woman
- Do The Boogie

- My Baby's Gone
- Wake Up Old Maid
- Jesus Will You Come By Here (Jesus Won't You Come By Here)

- Candy Kitchen
- Gin Bottle Blues
- Hurricanes Carla & Esther
- Wipe Your Feet On The Floor
- Please Settle In Vietnam
- Up On Telegraph Avenue
- California Showers
- Burnin' In L.A.
- Selling Wine In Arizona
- Brand New Lock
- I'm Leaving You Now
- Goin' Out Number

notes by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 1087


(=) Arhoolie CD 403

1088
(1982)
John Delafose: Uncle Bud Zydeco

- Oh, Negresse
- Valse De Freole
- Hippity Hop
- Oh, Petite Fille
- Jolie Blonde
- One Hour Too Late
- Joe Pete Lost His Two Women
- Crying In The Streets
- Mardi Gras Song
- Mother's Day Blues
- Arthritis Two-Step
- Grand Mamou
- Uncle Bud Zydeco


Arhoolie 1088
1089
(1984)
Elizabeth Cotten Live

- Freight Train
- Washington Blues
- Jumpin' Jack
- Sugaree
- Sugaree / Banjo Story, Rattler

- Vastopol
- Guitar Story
- Babe, It Ain't No Lie
- Elizabeth Story, et al.
  Honey Babe, Your Papa Cares For You
- Spanish Flangdang
- 'Til We Meet Again




Arhoolie 1089
1090
(1985)
Zydeco Vol. 2

Preston Frank and the Swallow Band
- Shake What You Got
- Bals de Lake Charles
- Mon chere 'tite monde
- Tante Na-Na
- Ton Aller la bas
- Font Kilo
- Why Do You Want to Make Me Cry?

Ambrose Sam's Old Time Zydeco
- Oh Yes, I'm Going Away
- Santa Fe Blues
- I'm Gone In The Country
- Ma negress la bas
- Baby, Please Don't Go
- Old Time Zydeco


Arhoolie 1090
1091
(198?)
Lawrence "Black" Ardoin and his French Band

- Bayou Two Step
- You Used To Call Me
- Haunted House
- Cofair
- Matilda
- I've Been There

- Every Now And Then (tu le ton son ton)
- Walking Down the Interstate
- Lonely Waltz
- Midland Two Step
- My Baby Don't Wear No Clothes
- Talk To Your Daughter


Arhoolie 1091
1092
(198?)
Rebirth Jazz Band of New Orleans: Here To Stay

- Going To The Mardi Gras
- Chameleon
- Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good To Me
- Blue Monk
- It Ain't My Fault
- Shake Your Booty
- Sweet Georgia Brown
- The Law
- Let's Tear It Up
- Here To Stay


Arhoolie 1092
1093
(1985)
Clifton Chenier Live at S. F. Blues Festival

- Rock House
- New Orleans Beat
- Clifton's Zydeco
- Let The Good Times Roll
- Rock Me Mama
- Party Down

- Louisiana Two-Step
- Calinda
- I'm Coming Home
- What'd I Say
- Cher Catin (Dear Baby)
- I'm The Zydeco Man


Arhoolie 1093
1094
(1985)
Katie Webster with Hot Links: You Know That's Right

- I Know That's Right
- Jimmy Jimmy
- Don't Accuse Me
- Snatch It And Grab It
- Katie's Boogie Woogie (live)

- Po Jenkins
- Voodoo Bliss
- I Want You To Love Me
- Million Dollar Secret
- Jesus Loves Me

CD bonus tracks:
- Shake, Rattle, And Roll (live)
- When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (live)
- Only A Look
- Misty Blue (live)

rec. January 8, 1985 at Bear West Studio, San Francisco, Ca.; live tracks November 30 & December 1, 1984 at the Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, Ca.; November 25, 1985 at the Arhoolie Records 25th Anniversary Party, Albany Veterans Memorial Hall, Albany, Ca.; Katie Webster, voc, p; John Lumsdaine, g; Clay Cotton, org; Bruce Unsworth, as; Nancy Wright, ts; Steve Ehrmann, b; Steve Griffith, dr (Hot Links)

Arhoolie 1094

(=) Arhoolie CD 393 (1993)
"I Know That's Right"

1095
(1985)
Howard Armstrong: Louie Bluie
Film sound track

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

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

CD bonus tracks:
- Vine Street Drag (The Tennessee Chocolate Drops)
- The Girl I Love
- Milk Cow Blues (Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachell)
- When You Feel Down And Out (Yank Rachell)

notes by Marty Pahls



Arhoolie 1095


(=) Arhoolie CD 470 (1998)

1096
(198?)
Chris Thomas: The Beginning

- The Blues Is Back
- Soon This Morning Blues
- Cheatin' Woman Blues
- Cocaine (Snow White)
- Mary Jane

- Take Yo Time
- Going Home To Louisiana
- South Side Shuffle
- You'll Be Sorry Baby
- Don't Work To Hard


Arhoolie 1096
1097
(1987)
Clifton Chenier Sings The Blues

- Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is The Same)
- Rosemary
- Brown Skinned Woman
- Done Got Over
- Gone A La Maison
- Be My Little Chauffeur

- My Little Angel
- Paper In My Shoe
- Blues After Hours
- Trouble In Mind
- In The Mood
- Worried Life Blues


Arhoolie 1097
1098
(198?)
C.J. Chenier: Let Me In Your Heart

- Check Out My Zydeco
- I'm Coming Home
- She's My Woman
- Blue Flame Blues
- My Baby Won't Wear No Shoes
- Let Me In Your Heart
- Bow Legged Woman
- Banana Man
- I'm All Shook Up
- Used And Abused
- I'll Be Long Gone

with Cleveland Chenier, rub board & Selwyn Cooper, g

Arhoolie 1098
 
2000 series
 
2001/02
(1968)
The Roots Of America's Music

LP 1:
Fred McDowell
- Shake 'Em On Down
Mance Lipscomb
- Sugar Babe
Black Ace
- New Triflin' Woman
Alex Moore
- July Boogie
Big Joe Williams
- Greystone Blues
Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
John Jackson
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- No More Hard Times
Lowell Fulson
- River Blues

Mercy Dee
- Walked Down So Many Turnrows
Juke Boy Bonner
- Going Back To The Country
Lightning Hopkins
- Tom Moore Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Unlucky Girl
Clifton Chenier
- Louisiana Blues
Larry Williams
- I Know You Hear Me Calling
Johnny Young
- Wild Wild Woman


LP 2:
Bukka White
- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World
Jesse Fuller
- Amazing Grace
Rev. Overstreet
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
Robert Shaw
- The Ma Grinder
Kid Thomas
- Eh La Bas
Joe Turner
- Old Piney Brown's Gone
Luna
- Nisaba In The Grass

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
- Run Mountain
Del McCoury
- Dreams
The Hodges Brothers
- Carroll County Blues
Luderin Darbone
- Crowley Waltz
Nathan Abshire
- Cajun Two Step
Alice Stuart
- Once I Had A Sweetheart
Crabgrass
- Charles Giteau
James Campbell
- Baby Please Don't Go

compilation of tracks previously on Arhoolie LPs; no previously unissued tracks
2-disc package



Arhoolie R2001/2002

= Stateside/Toshiba
SR-9323B (Jp 1972)

2003
(196?)
Lowell Fulson

LP tracks:
- Three O'Clock Blues
- Western Union Blues
- Lazy Woman Blues
- River Blues I
- River Blues II
- I Walked All Night
- Between Midnight And Day

- The Blues Is Killing Me
- Did You Ever Feel Lucky
- I'm Wild About You
- Blues With A Feeling
- Why Can't You Cry For Me
- There Is A Time For Everything
- Lowell Jumps One

CD tracks:
- Western Union Blues
- Lazy Woman Blues
- River Blues I
- River Blues II
- I Walked All Night
- Between Midnight And Day
- The Blues Is Killing Me
- Did You Ever Feel Lucky
- I'm Wild About You
- Three O'Clock Blues
- Crying Blues (Street Walking Woman) #
- You're Gonna Miss Me #
- Miss Katy Lee Blues #
- Rambling Blues #
- Fulson Blues #
- San Francisco Blues #
- I Want To See My Baby #
- Trouble Blues #
- Don't Be So Evil #
- Black Widow Spider Blues #
- I'm Prison Bound #
- My Baby Left Me #
- Blues With A Feeling
- Why Can't You Cry For Me
- There Is A Time For Everything
- Lowell Jumps One (Cash Box Boogie)

rec. between 1946 and 1951 in San Francisco, Ca.
# CD bonus tracks
notes by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie 2003

= Arhoolie AR 19014


(=) Arhoolie CD 443 (1997)
" My Fir

2004
(196?)
Joe Turner : Jumpin' The Blues
with Pete Johnson's Orchestra

- Wine-O-Baby Boogie
- B&O Blues
- Rocket Boogie "88" - part I
- Old Piney Brown's Gone
- Baby, Won't You Marry Me
- Skid Row Boogie

- Christmas Date Boogie
- Radar Blues
- Tell Me Pretty Baby
- Rocket Boogie "88" - part II
- Trouble Blues
- Half Tight Boogie

notes by Rolph Fairchild



Arhoolie 2004


= Fontana 688 802 ZL

Fontana discography

2005
(196?)
Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly

- No More Hard Times
- Working Man Blues
- Mike And Jerry
- Christmas Time Blues
- Bad Acting Woman
- Snowing And Raining Blues
- Why Oh Why
- Ups And Downs Blues

- South Carolina Blues
- Big Trouble Blues
- Jail And Buddy Blues
- Railroad Blues
- Travelin' Blues
- Right And Wrong Women
- Betty And Dupree

Alec Seward & Louis Hayes
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie R 2005
2006
(196?)
Texas Blues Vol. 1

Lil' Son Jackson
- Gambling Blues
- Homeless Blues
Lee Hunter
- Back To Santa Fe
L.C. Williams
- Strike Blues
Leroy Ervin
- Blue, Black And Evil
- Rock Island Blues
Lightning Hopkins
- Grievance Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go *

L.C. Williams
- You Never Miss The Water
Thunder Smith
- Santa Fe Blues
- Big Stars Are Falling
Lightning Hopkins
- Big Mama Jump
L.C. Williams
- I Wonder
Lightning Hopkins
- Death Bells
L.C. Williams
- I Won't Be Here Long
- Black Woman *

* later release bonus tracks (not indicated on sleeve nor label of first re-release!)
notes by Paul Oliver





Arhoolie 2006

notes by Paul Oliver



(=) Arhoolie 2006 (19??)
(first re-release)

Arhoolie 2006 (19??)
(second re-release)

2007
(196?)
Lightning Hopkins: Early Recordings

- Bluebird Blues [Glory B. Blues, previously unreleased]
- Walking Blues [Gold Star 634]
- Unkind Blues [Gold Star 664]
- Mad With You [Gold Star 652]
- Somebody's Got To Go [Goodbye Blues, previously unreleased]
- Automobile Blues [Gold Star 666]
- Seems Funny Baby [previously unreleased]
- Coolin' Board Blues [Thunder And Lightnin' Blues, previously unreleased]

- Airplane Blues [Gold Star 652]
- Loretta Blues [previously unreleased]
- Whiskey Blues [previously unreleased]
- You Don't Know [Gold Star 640]
- Organ Boogie [previously unreleased]
- What Can It Be [Gold Star 616]
- Ida Mae [Gold Star 613]
- Goin' Back And Talk To Mama [Going Home Blues, previously unreleased]

rec. late 1940s in Houston, Tx.; reissued from Gold Star masters
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie 2007 (196?)
"Early Recordings"

notes by Chris Strachwitz



= Fontana 688 803 ZL

Fontana discography

2008
(1970)
Oakland Blues

KC Douglas
- Mercury Boogie
Sidney Maiden
- Eclipse Of The Sun
Willie B. Huff
- Beggar Man Blues
Juke Boy Bonner
- Well Baby
Mercy Dee Walton
- Trailing My Baby
LC Good Rockin' Robinson
- Why Don't You Write To Me
Juke Boy Bonner
- Rock With Me Baby

Johnny Fuller
- Train, Train Blues
- First Stage of the Blues
Jimmy McCracklin
- When I'm Gone
Jimmy Wilson
- Tin Pan Alley
- A Woman Is To Blame
- Blues At Sundown
- Frisco Bay

notes by Lee Hildebrand



Arhoolie 2008

= Trio PA-3063 (Jp 1975)

2009
(1967)
Frisco Bound! with Jesse Fuller

- Leavin' Memphis Frisco Bound
- Got A Date Half Past Eight
- Hump In My Back
- Flavor In My Cream
- Finger Twister #
- Just Like A Ship On The Deep Blue Sea #

- Motherless Children
- Amazing Grace
- Hark From The Tomb
- As Long As I Can Feel The Spirit
- Cincinnati Blues #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee #

# on Cavalier 6009, Folk Art 5005 and Arhoolie F 2009 only

rec. Oakland, Ca, April 22, 1955; prod. by Tom Spinoza

reissued 1993 on Arhoolie CD 360

 

other 'Folk Art' releases (http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/hankdavisbio11.htm): FLP 5001: Rev. Anthony Campbell, Calvin Morris, Hank Davis 'God Made The Blues'
45 FLP 5002: Rev. Anthony Campbell, Calvin Morris, Hank Davis 'How Long Have You Been A Negro? / Hit 'Em Again Lord' ( 7 inch 45 rpm)
FLP 5003: Lightnin' Hopkins 'In Town'
FLP 5004: Leadbelly 'I'm Never Gone

Jesse Fuller discography

10 inch LP
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Cavalier CAV 5006 (1955)
(red vinyl)

12 inch LP





(=) Cavalier CVLP6009 (1957)
(black vinyl)


(=) Folk Art FLP 5005
"God Made the Blues
Volume 2"
(1964)




(=) Arhoolie F 2009 (7/1967)

2010
(1971)
Lightning Hopkins: Early Recordings Vol. 2

- Short Haired Woman
- Old Woman Blues
- Untrue Blues
- T-Model Blues
- Jailhouse Blues
- Trying To Find A Friend
- Can't Be Successful
- Tom Moore Blues

- Fast Life Woman
- Grosebeck Blues - Take 2
- Grosebeck Blues - Take 3
- Rollin' Woman Blues
- Ain't It A Shame
- Somebody's Got To Go
- Automobile Blues
- All I Got Is Gone

rec. in late 40s, Houston, Tx., for Gold Star Records

Joel Hopkins discography

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie 2010
2011
(1970)
Robert Pete Williams, Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey: Angola Prisoners' Blues

Robert Pete Williams
- Levee Camp Blues §
- Prisoner's Talking Blues #
- Motherless Children Have A Hard Time §
- Some Got Six Months #
- I'm Lonesome Blues #
Hogman Maxey
- Stagolee #
- Black Night Fallin' #
Guitar Welch
- Electric Chair Blues #
- I'm Gonna Leave You Mama #


rec. 1959 Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana, by Harry Oster

§ on Arhoolie CD 394
# on Arhoolie CD 419

Robert Pete Williams discography


Louisiana Folklore Society
LFS A-3

= Collector JGN 1003
(UK 1961)


= Arhoolie R 2011 (1970)
Angola Prisoner's Blues


Arhoolie CD 419

2012
(19??)
Prison Worksongs

Rodney Mason, Rev. Rogers & Roosevelt Charles
- Berta
Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Andy Mosley
- Take This Hammer
Rev. Rogers, Rodney Mason & Smith
- Stewball
Odea Mathews
- Five Long Years for One Man
Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Andy Mosley
- Alberta Let Your Bangs Grow Long
James Russel & Gang
- I Had Five Long Years
Johnny Butler & Gang
- Early In The Mornin'

Roosevelt Charles, Davis & Rodney Mason
- All Teamed Up in Angola's Mule Lot
Willy Rafus & Gang
- I Got a Hurtin' In My Right Side
Rodney Mason, Willy Rafus & Davis
- Let Your Hammer Ring
Willy Rafus, Andy Mosley & Johnny Butler
- Cleaning This Highway
Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Robert Pete Williams
- John Henry
Odea Mathews
- Something Within Me
Murray Macon
- Jesus Cares

on CD only:
Emanuel Dunn
- Working On The Levee (Part 1)
- Working On The Levee (Part 2)
Big Louisiana
- Take This Hammer
Creola Scott/Ceola Scott
- Pickin' Cotton All Day Long
Emanuel Dunn
- My Mule "Grey"

rec. 1959 Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana, by Harry Oster

Dr. Harry Oster discography

notes by Harry Oster
& Chris Strachwitz

Louisiana Folklore Society
LFS A-5


= Collector JGN 1006
(UK 196?)




= Arhoolie R 2012


Arhoolie CD 448

2014
(1971)
Snooks Eaglin / Lucius Bridges / Brother Randolph: New Orleans Washboard Blues

Folk-Lyric FL 107 (I) / Arhoolie 2014 tracks:
- Possum Up A Simmon Tree
- That's All Right
- Veal Chop And Pork Chop
- I Ain't Gonna Study War No More
- Model T And The Train
- Jack O'Diamonds
- Death Valley Blues
- This Train

- Bottle Up And Go
- Mardi Gras Mambo
- Rock Me Mama
- John Henry
- Locomotive Train
- I Had A Little Woman
- Don't Leave Me Mama

Folk-Lyric FL 107 (II) tracks:
- Possum Up A Simmon Tree
- That's All Right
- Veal Chop And Pork Chop
- Down By The Riverside
- Model T And The Train
- Jack O'Diamonds

- Death Valley Blues
- Rock Me Mama
- John Henry
- Locomotive Train
- I Had A Little Woman
- Rock Me Mama

rec. 1958 by Harry Oster

Snooks Eaglin discography

Dr. Harry Oster discography




Folk-Lyric FL 107 (I) (1959)




Folk-Lyric FL 107 (II)
"Possum Up A Simmon Tree"


= Arhoolie 2014 (1971)


= Storyville SLP 179
"New Orleans Blues"

re-released 1991 on
Arhoolie CD 348
"Country Boy Down
In New Orleans"

Storyville discography

2015
(19??)
Robert Pete Williams: Those Prison Blues

Folk Lyric FL 109 = 77 LA 12/17
- I'll Be Glad When I'm From Behind Iron Walls
- Louise #
- Blue In Me §
- Come Here Baby, Tell Me What Is Wrong With You #
- I Got The Blues So Bad §
- Boogy Woman (+ Hogman Maxey, 12-str. g)

- Pardon Renied Again #
- Army Blues (+ Hogman Maxey, 12-str. g)
- Blues In The Dark
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Angola Special #

Arhoolie R 2015
- Pardon Denied Again #
- This Wild Old Life #
- Texas Blues #
- Up And Down Blues #
- I'm Blue As A Man Can Be #
- Louise #
- Blue In Me §
- I Got The Blues So Bad §
- Come Here Baby, Tell Me What Is Wrong With You #

green = track on both LPs
# on Arhoolie CD 394
§ on Arhoolie CD 395


rec. 1959 & 1960 Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana, by Harry Oster; Robert Pete Williams, voc, 6- or 12-str. g

Robert Pete Williams discography

Dr. Harry Oster discography

notes by Harry Oster





Folk Lyric FL 109

click to enlarge !
= 77 LA 12/17 (UK 1963)




Arhoolie R 2015 (1971)


Arhoolie CD 394
“I'm Blue as a Man Can Be”


Arhoolie CD 395
"When A Man Takes The Blues"

2016
(1971)
Billie & DeDe Pierce
New Orleans Music


- Eh La Bas
- Gulf Coast Blues
- Some Of These Days
- You Can Depend On Me
- The Peanut Vendor
- Jelly Roll

- Mama Don't Allow
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Going Back To Florida
- Panama
- St. James Infirmary
- John Henry

CD bonus tracks:
- Get A Working Man
- Panama Rag
- In The Racket

rec. 1959 in New Orleans, LA by Harry Oster and Richard Allen

Dr. Harry Oster discography


Folk-Lyric FL 110 (1960?)
"New Orleans Jazz"

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Arhoolie 2016 (1971)
"New Orleans Music"


Storyville SLP 178 (1975)
"New Orleans Jazz"

Storyville discography


= Storyville 670 178
"New Orleans Jazz"

click to enlarge !
= Arhoolie CD 488 (2000)
"Gulf Coast Blues"

2017
(1976)
Rev. Pearly Brown: Georgia Street Singer

- God Don't Never Change
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion
- Savior, Don't You Pass Me By
- Motherless Children
- Oh What A Morning
- I Must See Jesus
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
- I Know It Was The Blood
- By And By (I'm Gonna See The King)
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- If I Never See You Anymore
- Ninety-Nine And A Half Won't Do
- It's A Mean Old World
- The Great Speckled Bird

CD bonus tracks (not recorded by Harry Oster):
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
- You Gotta Move
- I'm On My Way To The Canaan Land
- Good By
- What A Morning

Dr. Harry Oster discography

rec. 1961 by Harry Oster
and Richard Allen

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Folk-Lyric FL 108

= Arhoolie 2017 (1976)

click to enlarge !
= Arhoolie CD 9025
"You're Gonna Need
That Pure Religion"

2018
(19??)
Country Negro Jam Session

Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- 44 Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
Clarence Edwards
- Smokes Like Lightning
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Who Broke The Lock
Clarence Edwards
- You Don't Love Me
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- It's The Sign Of The Judgement
Ben Douglas
- Foxhunt


Sally Dotson with Smoky Babe & Hillary Blunt
- Your Dice Won't Pass
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Jelly Roll
Rebecca Smith etc.
- I've Got Religion

Smoky Babe
- Going Downtown Boogie
Clarence Edwards
- Stack O' Dollars
Willie Thomas & Butch Cage
- Brown Skin Woman
Leon Strickland with Lucius Bridges
- I Won't Be Your Low Down Dog No More


additional tracks on CD:
Butch Cage & Willie B Thomas
- The Piano Blues

Smoky Babe
- Cotton Field Blues
Otis Webster
- The Farm Blues
- The Boss Man Blues
Butch Cage & Willie B Thomas
- Whoa Mule!
Otis Webster
- Boll Weevil Blues
Clarence Edwards/Cornelius Edwards/Butch Cage
- Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Butch Cage & Willie B. Thomas
- Dead And Gone
- Called For You Yesterday
- Me & My Chauffeur
- Baby Please Don't Go


rec. in southwest Louisiana during the late 1950s and early 1960s by Harry Oster
cover photo of Butch Cage and Willie Thomas with their wives by Harry Oster

Butch Cage & Willie Thomas discography

Dr. Harry Oster discography




Folk-Lyric FL 111




= Arhoolie R 2018

= Trio PA-6028 (Jp 1974)


Arhoolie CD 372
notes by Chris Strachwitz

2019
(197?)
Smoky Babe and his friends: Hot Blues

track list of 77-LA-12-12
- Rabbit Blues
- Too Many Women
- Two Wings
- Mississippi River So Deep & Wide
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry
- My Baby She Told Me

- Black Ghost
- Ain't Got No Rabbit Dog
- Bad Whiskey
- Black Gal
- My Baby Put Me Down
- Going Back Home

track list of Arhoolie R 2019
- Too Many Women
- Two Wings
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry
- Mississippi River
- My Baby She Told Me
- Rabbit Blues

- Black Ghost
- Ain't Got No Rabbit Dog
- Bad Whiskey
- My Baby Put Me Down
- Going Back Home

rec. Scotlandville, La. in 1960 by Harry Oster; Smoky Babe, voc, g with Sally and William Dotson, Henry Thomas [= Lazy Lester], and Clyde Causey

Smokya Babe discography

Dr. Harry Oster discography

notes by Harry Oster
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Folk-Lyric FL 118

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= 77 LA 12-12 (1962)
77 Records discography

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= Arhoolie R 2019 (197?)
"Hot Blues"

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= Arhoolie CD 440

2020
(19??)
Sonnyboy Williamson: King Biscuit Time

- Do It If You Wanna
- Cool Cool Blues
- Come On Back Home
- Stop Crying
- Eyesight To The Blind
- West Memphis Blues
- I Cross My Heart
- Crazy About You Baby

- Nine Below Zero
- Mighty Long Time
- She Brought Life Back To The Dead
- Stop Now Baby
- Mr. Downchild
- Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues
- Pontiac Blues
- Too Close Together

Sonny Boy Williamson's first records for the Trumpet label



Arhoolie 2020
 
3000 series
 

 
4000 series
 

4003
(1969)
Mike Russo

- Flat Top Fling
- Blues For Fred
- The Gallis Pole
- De Kalb Blues
- Delia's Fling
- Red Cross Store Blues
- Buck Dancer's Choice

- It Must Be The End Of Time
- Nights Of Gladness
- Blues Run In My Family
- Sixth Avenue Stomp
- Stack O'Lee
- I Feel So Good

cover photo by Wes Taft
notes by Wes Taft







Arhoolie 4003
 
5000 series
 

 
8000 series
 

 
9000 series
 

 
CDs
 

CD 401
(1994)
Mississippi Delta Blues: Blow My Blues Away   Vol. 1

- Oh Baby - Napoleon Strickland
- Como Breakdown - Napoleon Strickland
- Three O'Clock In The Morning - Johnny Woods & Fred McDowell
- My Jack Don't Need No Water (Long Haired Doney) - Johnny Woods & Fred McDowell
- Catfish Blues - Teddy Williams
- Down Home Blues - Teddy Williams
- Long Haired Doney (My Jack Don't Need No Water) - Do-Boy Diamond
- Hard Time Blues - Do-Boy Diamond
- The Shaggy Hound - Do-Boy Diamond
- Going Away Blues - Do-Boy Diamond
- Stuttgart, Arkansas - Walter Miller [Arhoolie 1041]
- Vicksburg Blues - Walter Miller [Arhoolie unissued]   @ youtube
- Mississippi Goin' To Be My Home - Robert Diggs
- Dangerous Slim - Robert Diggs
- Drink, Drink, Drink - Robert Diggs
- Pork & Beans - Rosa Lee Hill
- Fishing In The Dark - Dewey Corley & Walter Miller # [Arhoolie 1041]
- Tri-State Bus - Dewey Corley # [Revival 1004]
- Gonna Bring Her Right Back Home - Tom Turner
- The Death of Sonny Boy Williamson - Peck Curtis
- Nighthawk Boogie - Robert Nighthawk
- You Call Yourself A Cadillac - Robert Nighthawk
- Blues Before Midnight - Robert Nighthawk

notes (adapted from
"Blow my Blues away")
by George Mitchell






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Arhoolie CD 401

Arhoolie discography

CD 402
(1994)
Mississippi Delta Blues
"Blow My Blues Away"   Vol. 2


Joe Callicott
- Lonesome Katy Blues
- Come Home To Me Baby
- Fare You Well Baby Blues
- Country Blues
- Laughing To Keep From Crying
- Love Me Baby Blues
- I Rolled And I Tumbled *
- Old Bo Weevil *
- Up Town Blues *
- Traveling Mama Blues []
- Fare Thee Well Blues []
R. L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie
- Long Haired Doney
- Going Down South
- Skinny Woman
- I's Be Troubled
- Catfish Blues
- See My Jumper Hangin' Out on the Line *
- I Rolled And I Tumbled *
- Walking Blues *
- Nightmare Blues *
Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Water Blues *
- Big Road Blues *
- Right Around The Corner *
- Canned Heat

* previously unissued on Arhoolie
[] recorded in 1930 and originally issued on Brunswick 7166 (78 rpm)

notes by George Mitchell
and David Evans (1969)
1993 update
by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie CD 402


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- http://rocky-52.net/chanteursc/chenier_c.htm
- http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/katiewebster.htm
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

Thanks to Alan Balfour, Jennings Falcon and Görgen Antonsson for additional info / scans

 

 

Stefan Wirz


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