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Black Bob Hudson Discography

Posted in - Discography on June 3rd 2013 3 Comments

Antique PianoOne of the most prolific sideman during the 30s, pianist Black Bob Hudson recorded with musicians like Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, Lil Johnson and Washboard Sam. His style was unique, mixing ragtime, blues and boogie woogie and becoming a trademark on Big Bill and Lil Johnson records. Probably, Black Bob Hudson didn’t grow up stylistically in the Chicago area. In his piano style we don’t found those characteristic elements of the Chicago pianists of the previous decade and from which he could draw inspiration and ideas.
I am referring to Jimmy Blyhte, Alex Hill or Clarence Johnson to name a few.
His style is personal, limited and well recognizable by the use of musical phrases that became his trademark, but which are not attributable to any pianist in Chicago during the 20’s. It’s likely that he was older than average of other musicians. From the analysis of his recorded works during his activity, We notice that there hasn’t been a real stylistic growth.
A fact confirmed by the maturity of his first recordings with the Memphis Nighthawks. Listening them, you have the feeling that Black Bob was a pianist stylistically ‘adult and mature’, with its own style, that will not change substantially in the years to come.

Black Bob Hudson Discography is a continuos work in progress due to the fact that he recorded with a huge number of musicians and often linear notes do not credit him as pianist on many sides.

UPDATES :

August 2 2013 : According to Daniel Gugolz, we’ve concluded that Black Bob Hudson credits on Ruth Ladson And The Three Shadows session of 30 June 1941 were wrong.
Correct Three Shadows line-up was : Ruth Ladson, vcl; Simeon Henry, p; Lonnie Johnson, g; Ransom Knowling, sb.

“… Like Black Bob, pianist Simeon Henry uses classic stride-like piano licks, similarly, but his touch and phrasing is different…. unlike Black Bob, Simeon Henry NEVER “rocks”…. he always sticks to a somewhat more sophisticated style…. Black Bob could ‘accommodate’ better to the appropriate artist he was accompanying…. if you listen to the Washboard Sam session (31 Jan 1941), the piano accompaniment would have needed, to my taste, to be much more ‘basical’ and ‘rootsy’ – just like Black Bob could do…. what Simeon Henry plays here does not take off with Washboard Sam’s gritty style…” – Daniel Gugolz

 

Black Bob Hudson Discography

 

1932

Georgia Grind with Memphis Nighthawks 11612-2 Or 8136 New York, March 29 1932
Slow Drag Blues with Memphis Nighthawks 11613-1-2 Rejected New York, March 29 1932
Baby, If You Can’t Do Better with Memphis Nighthawks 11614-1-2 Rejected New York, March 29 1932
Shangai Honeymoon with Memphis Nighthawks 11615-1 Voc 2593 New York, March 29 1932
Beedle-Um-Bum with Memphis Nighthawks 11616-1-2 Rejected New York, March 29 1932
Biscuit Roller with Memphis Nighthawks 11618-2 Voc 1744 New York, March 30 1932
Rukus Juice Shuffle with Memphis Nighthawks 11619-2 Or 8136 New York, March 30 1932
Dirty Dozen’s Cousins with Memphis Nighthawks 11620-1 ARC 7-01-63 New York, March 30 1932
Nancy Jane with Memphis Nighthawks 11621-1 ARC 7-01-63 New York, March 30 1932
Jockey Stomp with Memphis Nighthawks 11622-2 Or 8229 New York, March 30 1932
Wild Man Stomp with Memphis Nighthawks 11623-1 Voc 2593 New York, March 30 1932
M And O Blues with Big Bill And His Jug Busters 11624-2-Ro 5138 New York, March 30 1932
Block And Tackle The Black Diamonds Twins 11625-3-Or 8137 New York, March 31 1932
Thirty-Eight And Plus Bob Hudson – piano solo 11626-1-2-3 rejected New York, March 31 1932
Come On In, Baby with Memphis Nighthawks 11627-2 Voc 1744 New York, March 31 1932
Stomp That Thing with Memphis Nighthawks 11628-2 Or 8229 New York, March 31 1932
Endurance Stomp with Memphis Nighthawks 11629-1 Or 8137 New York, March 31 1932
Mississippi Stomp as Bob and Roy under ARC files (with Roy Palmer on tb) 11630-1-2-3 rejected New York, March 31 1932
The Trombone Slide as Bob and Roy under ARC files (with Roy Palmer on tb) 11631-1-2-3 rejected New York, March 31 1932
Rukus Juice Blues with Big Bill And His Jug Busters 11632-2-Pe 0223 New York, March 31 1932
Sweet Feet with Memphis Nighthawks 11633-1 Voc 1736 New York, March 31 1932
Weary Way Blues with Memphis Nighthawks 11634-1-2 Rejected New York, March 31 1932
My Gal Sal with Chick Bullock ARC unissued T0-1125 New York, March 31 1932
Darktown Strutters’ Ball with Chick Bullock ARC unissued T0-1126 New York, March 31 1932

1934

I’ll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move) with Tampa Red 80381-1-BB B5515 Chicago, March 22 1934
If I Let You Get Away With It (You’ll Do It All The Time) with Tampa Red 80382-1-BB B5515 Chicago, March 22 1934
I’ll Find My Way with Tampa Red 80383-1-BB B5450 Chicago, March 22 1934
You’ve Got To Do Better with Tampa Red 80384-1-BB B5450 Chicago, March 22 1934
Kingfish Blues with Tampa Red 80385-1-BB B5617 Chicago, March 22 1934
You Don’t Want Me Blues with Tampa Red 80386-1-BB B5617 Chicago, March 22 1934
Nobody’s Sweetheart Now with Tampa Red 80387-1-BB B8454 Chicago, March 22 1934
Friendless Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 80388-1-BB B5535 Chicago, March 23 1934
Milk Cow Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 80389-1-BB B5476 Chicago, March 23 1934
Hungry Man Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 80390-1-BB B5706 Chicago, March 23 1934
I’ll Be Back Home Again with Big Bill Broonzy 80391-1-BB B5674 Chicago, March 23 1934
Bull Cow Blues – Part 2 with Big Bill Broonzy 80392-1-BB B5476 Chicago, March 23 1934
Serve It To Me Right with Big Bill Broonzy 80393-1-BB B5674 Chicago, March 23 1934
Starvation Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 80394-1-BB B5706 Chicago, March 23 1934
Mississippi River Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 80395-1-BB B5535 Chicago, March 23 1934
Squalling Panther Blues with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) 80400-1-BB B5517 Chicago, March 23 1934
Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) 80401-1-BB B5475 Chicago, March 23 1934
Sad And Lonesome with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) 80406-1-BB B5563 Chicago, March 23 1934
Bye Bye Baby Blues with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) 80408-1-BB B5563 Chicago, March 23 1934
That Stuff Is Here with Tampa Red CP-1042-1-Cq 8862 Chicago, March 23 1934
Sugar Mama Blues No. 1 with Tampa Red CP-1043-1-Cq 8662 Chicago, March 23 1934
Sugar Mama Blues No. 2 with Tampa Red CP-1044-1-Vo 02753 Chicago, March 23 1934
Black Angel Blues with Tampa Red CP-1045-1-Vo 02753 Chicago, March 23 1934
Who Did You Give My Barbecue To? – Part 1 with Teddy Edwards 80605-1-BB B5628 Chicago, June 14 1934
Who Did You Give My Barbecue To? – Part 2 with Teddy Edwards 80606-1-BB B5628 Chicago, June 14 1934
I’m Gonna Tell My Mama On You with Teddy Edwards 80607-1-BB B5826 Chicago, June 14 1934
Louise with Teddy Edwards 80608-1-BB B5826 Chicago, June 14 1934
Love Will Provide For Me with Teddy Edwards 80609-1-BB B5813 Chicago, June 14 1934
If I Had A Girl Like You with Teddy Edwards 80610-1-BB B5813 Chicago, June 14 1934
Early In The Morning with Bill “Jazz” Gillum 80611-1-BB B5565 Chicago, June 14 1934
At The Break Of Day with Big Bill Broonzy 80613-1-BB B5571 Chicago, June 14 1934
I Want To Go Home with Big Bill Broonzy 80614-1-BB B5571 Chicago, June 14 1934
Hard Headed Woman with Big Bill Broonzy C-704-A-Ba 33314 Chicago, October 18 1934
Dying Day Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-705-A-ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
Dying Day Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-705-B-ARC 35-1031 Chicago, October 18 1934
Good Doing Daddy with Teddy Edwards C-706-A-Vo 03079 Chicago, October 18 1934
Good Doing Daddy with Teddy Edwards C-706-B-Vo unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
It Was No Dream with Teddy Edwards C-707-B-Vo 02884 Chicago, October 18 1934
Louise with Teddy Edwards C-708-A-Vo 02884 Chicago, October 18 1934
Dancing The Blues Away with Teddy Edwards C-709-B-Vo 03079 Chicago, October 18 1934
Hoodoo Blues with Teddy Edwards C-710-B-Vo 02932 Chicago, October 18 1934
Run Away Blues with Teddy Edwards C-711-B-Vo 02932 Chicago, October 18 1934
A Woman’s Blues with Irene Sanders C-712-A ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
I’m Gonna Tell My Mama On You with Irene Sanders C-713-B ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
Grieving And Leaving Blues with Irene Sanders C-714-B ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
Evil Blues with Irene Sanders C-715-B ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
My Pleading Blues with Irene Sanders C-716-B ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
Troublesome Mind with Irene Sanders C-717-A ARC unissued Chicago, October 18 1934
I Want To See My Baby with Big Bill Broonzy C-718-A-Me M 13457 Chicago, October 18 1934
Serve It To Me Right with Big Bill Broonzy C-719-A-Ba 33314 Chicago, October 18 1934
Dirty-No-Gooder with Big Bill Broonzy C-720-B-ARC 35-10-31 Chicago, October 18 1934
Let Her Go ~ She Don’t Know with Big Bill Broonzy C-721-A-ARC 5-11-67 Chicago, October 19 1934
Hobo Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-722-A-Me M 13457 Chicago, October 19 1934
Prowlin’ Ground Hog with Big Bill Broonzy C-723-A-Me M 13311 Chicago, October 19 1934
Mississippi River Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-724-B ARC unissued Chicago, October 19 1934
Bad Gal with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) C-731-A ARC unissued Chicago, October 19 1934
Bad Gal with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) C-731-B Voc 02885 Chicago, October 19 1934
Black Gal, What Makes Your Head So Hard with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) C-732-B,-C ARC unissued Chicago, October 19 1934
I Tried Everything I Could with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) C-733-A ARC unissued Chicago, October 19 1934
Sail On Little Girl No. 2 with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) C-734-A Voc 02865 Chicago, October 19 1934
Good Morning with Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton, vlc) C-735-B ARC unissued Chicago, October 19 1934
C-C Rider with Big Bill Broonzy C-736-A-ARC unissued Chicago, October 19 1934
C-C Rider with Big Bill Broonzy C-736-B-Me M 13311 Chicago, October 19 1934
Aching Pain Blues with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-737-A ARC unissued Chicago, October 20 1934
Cold-Blooded Murder with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-738-A Voc 02865 Chicago, October 20 1934
Burned Down Mill with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-739-A Voc 02865 Chicago, October 20 1934
Burned Down Mill with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-739-B Voc unissued Chicago, October 20 1934
Who Did You Give My Barbecue To ? -1 with Teddy Edwards C-752-B-Vo 02866 Chicago, October 24 1934
Who Did You Give My Barbecue To ? -2 with Teddy Edwards C-753-B-Vo 02866 Chicago, October 24 1934

1935

Three-Six-Nine Blues with Lousiana Johnny C-879-C-Vo 02980 Chicago, January 9 1935
Policy Blues with Lousiana Johnny C-880-C-Vo 02980 Chicago, January 9 1935
Mobile And Western Line with State Street Boys C-887-3-Vo 03131 Chicago, January 10 1935
Crazy About You with State Street Boys C-888-2-OK 8964 Chicago, January 10 1935
Sweet To Mama with State Street Boys C-889-2-OK 8965 Chicago, January 10 1935
Rustlin’ Man with State Street Boys C-890-3-Vo 03131 Chicago, January 10 1935
She Caught The Train with State Street Boys C-891-2-OK 8962 Chicago, January 10 1935
Midnight Special with State Street Boys C-892-1-OK 8964 Chicago, January 10 1935
The Dozen with State Street Boys C-893-1-OK 8965 Chicago, January 10 1935
Don’t Tear My Clothes with State Street Boys C-894-2-OK 8962 Chicago, January 10 1935
The Southern Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 85517-1-BB B5998 Chicago, February 26 1935
Good Jelly with Big Bill Broonzy 85518-1-BB B5998 Chicago, February 26 1935
Worthy Of You with Tampa Red 85523-1-BB B5981 Chicago, February 26 1935
If It Ain’t That Gal of Mine with Tampa Red 85524-1-BB B5981 Chicago, February 26 1935
Mean Old Tom Cat Blues with Tampa Red 85525-1-BB B5878 Chicago, February 26 1935
Mean Old Tom Cat Blues with Tampa Red 85525-3-BB unissued Chicago, February 26 1935
Don’t Dog Your Woman with Tampa Red 85526-1-BB B5929 Chicago, February 26 1935
Singing And Crying Blues with Tampa Red 85527-1-BB B5929 Chicago, February 26 1935
Shake It Up A Little with Tampa Red 85528-2-BB B5878 Chicago, February 26 1935
There You Stand with Bumble Bee Slim 85529-1-BB B5880 Chicago, February 27 1935
Tell Me What It’s All About with Bumble Bee Slim 85530-1-BB B6008 Chicago, February 27 1935
You Gotta Change Your Way with Bumble Bee Slim 85531-1-BB B6008 Chicago, February 27 1935
Milk Cow Blues with Bumble Bee Slim 85532-1-BB B5880 Chicago, February 27 1935
Everybody’s Fishing with Bumble Bee Slim 85533-1-BB B5964 Chicago, February 27 1935
Guilty Woman Blues with Bumble Bee Slim 85534-1-BB B5964 Chicago, February 27 1935
Can’t You Trust Me No More with Bumble Bee Slim C-1028-B-Vo 03209 Chicago, Jun 26 1935
Baby Fare You Well with Bumble Bee Slim C-1029-B ARC unissued Chicago, Jun 26 1935
Where Was You Last Night with Bumble Bee Slim C-1030-A-Vo 04661 Chicago, Jun 26 1935
I Done Lost My Baby with Bumble Bee Slim C-1031-Vo 03054 Chicago, Jun 26 1935
I’m Needing Someone (Exactly Like You) with Bumble Bee Slim C-1032-A Vo 03637 Chicago, Jun 26 1935
Who Pumped The Wind In My Doughnut with Washboard Sam C-1058-B-Vo 03275 Chicago, July 3 1935
Mama Don’t Allow No. 2 with Washboard Sam C-1059-A-Vo 03375 Chicago, July 3 1935
You May Need My Help Someday with Big Bill Broonzy C-1060-B-ARC 6-04-62 Chicago, July 3 1935
Rising Sun, Shine On with Big Bill Broonzy C-1061-A-ARC 5-11-67 Chicago, July 3 1935
Tell Me What Kind Of Man Jesus Is with Chicago Sanctified Singers C-1062-B-ARC 7-05-64 Chicago, July 3 1935
I Ain’t No Stranger Now with Chicago Sanctified Singers C-1063-B-ARC 7-05-64 Chicago, July 3 1935
My Baby Said Yes with Tampa Red 91402-1-BB B7961 Chicago, July 27 1935
I’m Betting On You with Tampa Red 91403-1-BB B8407 Chicago, July 27 1935
Rowdy Woman Blues with Tampa Red 91404-1-BB B6126 Chicago, July 27 1935
Keep On Dealin’ (Play Your Hand) with Tampa Red 91405-1-BB B7961 Chicago, July 27 1935
(I Could Learn To Love You) So Good with Tampa Red 91406-1-BB B6037 Chicago, July 27 1935
Outside Woman Blues with Tampa Red 91407-1-BB unissued Chicago, July 27 1935
Keep On Knocking with Lil Johnson 91417-1-BB B6112 Chicago, July 27 1935
I Lost My Baby with Lil Johnson 91418-1-BB B6112 Chicago, July 27 1935
Mountain Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 91423-1-BB B6060 Chicago, July 27 1935
Bad Luck Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 91424-1-BB B6060 Chicago, July 27 1935
I Can’t Make You Satisfied with Big Bill Broonzy 91425-1-BB B6111 Chicago, July 27 1935
I’m Just A Bum with Big Bill Broonzy 91426-1-BB B6111 Chicago, July 27 1935
Louisiana with Teddy Edwards 91437-1-BB unissued Chicago, July 28 1935
Please Send For Me with Teddy Edwards 91438-1-BB unissued Chicago, July 28 1935
Ball And Chain Blues with Memphis Minnie C-1098-B-Vo 03541 Chicago, August 22 1935
He’s In The Ring (Doing That Same Old Thing) with Memphis Minnie C-1099-A-Vo unissued Chicago, August 22 1935
He’s In The Ring (Doing That Same Old Thing) with Memphis Minnie C-1099-B-Vo 03046 Chicago, August 22 1935
Joe Louis Strut with Memphis Minnie C-1100-A-Vo 03046 Chicago, August 22 1935
My Stove Won’t Work with Casey Bill Weldon 96220-1 BB B6243 Chicago, October 31 1935
Somebody Changed The Lock On My Door with Casey Bill Weldon 96221-1 BB B6243 Chicago, October 31 1935
Long-Eared Mule with Casey Bill Weldon 96222-1 BB B6212 Chicago, October 31 1935
Somebody’s Been Talkin’ To You with Casey Bill Weldon 96223-1 BB B6212 Chicago, October 31 1935
Howlin’ Dog Blues with Casey Bill Weldon 96224-1 BB B6262 Chicago, October 31 1935
Your Wagon’s Worn Out Now with Casey Bill Weldon 96225-1 BB B6262 Chicago, October 31 1935
When The Sun Goes Down – Part 2 with Memphis Minnie 96226-1-BB B6187 Chicago, October 31 1935
Hustlin’ Woman Blues with Memphis Minnie 96227-1-BB B6202 Chicago, October 31 1935
Selling My Pork Chops with Memphis Minnie 96228-1-BB B6199 Chicago, October 31 1935
Doctor, Doctor Blues with Memphis Minnie 96229-1-BB B6199 Chicago, October 31 1935
Keep Your Hands Off Her with Big Bill Broonzy 96230-1-BB B6188 Chicago, October 31 1935
The Sun Gonna Shine In My Door Someday with Big Bill Broonzy 96231-1-BB B6188 Chicago, October 31 1935
Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down with Big Bill Broonzy 96232-1-BB B6230 Chicago, October 31 1935
Down The Line Blues with Big Bill Broonzy 96233-1-BB B6230 Chicago, October 31 1935
When I Take My Vacation In Harlem with Tampa Red 96250-1-BB B6166 Chicago, November 1 1935
Drinkin’ My Blues Away with Tampa Red 96251-1-BB B6211 Chicago, November 1 1935
Dark And Stormy Night with Tampa Red 96252-2-BB B6211 Chicago, November 1 1935
Good Woman Blues with Tampa Red 96253-1-BB B6241 Chicago, November 1 1935
You Missed A Good Man with Tampa Red 96254-1-BB B6166 Chicago, November 1 1935
Waiting Blues with Tampa Red 96255-1-BB B6241 Chicago, November 1 1935
Beer Garden Blues with Willie Lofton Trio 96256-1-BB B6229 Chicago, November 1 1935
Well, Well with Kansas Joe McCoy 96263-1-BB B6260 Chicago, November 1 1935
Bricks In My Pillow with Big Bill Broonzy C-1182-2-ARC 6-03-55 Chicago, December 16 1935
Biting Bug Blues with Memphis Minnie C-1183-2-Vo 03144 Chicago, December 16 1935
Minnie’s Lonesome Song with Memphis Minnie C-1184-1-Vo 03187 Chicago, December 16 1935
You Ain’t Done Nothing To Me with Memphis Minnie C-1185-1-Vo 03144 Chicago, December 16 1935
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me with Memphis Minnie C-1186-1-Vo unissued Chicago, December 16 1935
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me with Memphis Minnie C-1186-2-Vo 03187 Chicago, December 16 1935
Tell Me What You Been Doing with Big Bill Broonzy C-1189-2-ARC 6-04-62 Chicago, December 16 1935
Ash Hauler with Big Bill Broonzy C-1190-2-ARC 6-03-55 Chicago, December 16 1935
Evil Women Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1191-2-ARC unissued Chicago, December 16 1935
If You Can Dish It (I Can Take It) with Lil Johnson C-1192-1-ARC 6-03-56 Chicago, December 17 1935
I’m Bettin’ On You with Lil Johnson C-1193-1-ARC 6-03-56 Chicago, December 17 1935

1936

New Orleans Stop Time with Memphis Minnie & Bumble Bee Slim C-1227-2-Vo 03197 Chicago, February 6 1936
You Got, To Live And Let Live with Memphis Minnie & Bumble Bee Slim C-1228-1-Vo 03929 Chicago, February 6 1936
Hard Rocks In My Bed with Bumble Bee Slim C-1229-1-Vo 03328 Chicago, February 6 1936
Who’s Been Here Today ? with Bumble Bee Slim C-1230-1-Vo unissued Chicago, February 6 1936
I Done Caught My Death Of Cold with Bumble Bee Slim C-1231-1-Vo 03767 Chicago, February 6 1936
No More Biscuit Rolling Here with Bumble Bee Slim C-1232-1-Vo unissued Chicago, February 6 1936
No More Biscuit Rolling Here with Bumble Bee Slim C-1232-2-Vo 03328 Chicago, February 6 1936
These Ants Keep Biting Me with Big Bill Broonzy C-1245-2-ARC 7-01-57 Chicago, February 12 1936
Big Bill Blues (These Blues Are Doggin’ Me) with Big Bill Broonzy C-1246-2-ARC 6-05-56 Chicago, February 12 1936
You Know I Need Lovin’ with Big Bill Broonzy C-1247-1-ARC 6-06-56 Chicago, February 12 1936
Match Box Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1248-1-ARC 6-05-56 Chicago, February 12 1936
Low Down Woman Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1249-1-ARC 6-06-56 Chicago, February 12 1936
Press My Button (Ring My Bell) with Lil Johnson C-1250-2-Vo 03199 Chicago, February 12 1936
Take It Easy Greasy with Lil Johnson C-1251-1-ARC 6-05-52 Chicago, February 12 1936
You Can’t Bet On Love with Lil Johnson C-1252-1-Vo 03483 Chicago, February 12 1936
That Bonus Done Gone Thru with Lil Johnson C-1253-1-ARC unissued Chicago, February 12 1936
That Bonus Done Gone Thru with Lil Johnson C-1253-2-ARC 6-05-52 Chicago, February 12 1936
Winner Joe (The Knock-Out King) with Lil Johnson C-1254-1-Vo 03804 Chicago, February 12 1936
Somebody Changed The Lock On That Door with Casey Bill Weldon C-1255-2-Vo 03186 Chicago, February 12 1936
W.P.A. Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1256-1-Vo 03186 Chicago, February 12 1936
Get ‘Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) with Lil Johnson C-1287-1-Vo 03199 Chicago, March 04 1936
Get ‘Em From The Peanut Man (The New Hot Nuts) with Lil Johnson C-1288-1-Vo 03241 Chicago, March 04 1936
You Battle-Head Beetle-Head with Chicago Rhythm Kings C1291-Vo 03208 Chicago, March 11 1936
It’s Too Bad (When The Sisters Start Truckin’ Around) with Chicago Rhythm Kings C1292-1 ARC unissued Chicago, March 11 1936
It’s Too Bad (When The Sisters Start Truckin’ Around) with Chicago Rhythm Kings C1292-2-Vo 03208 Chicago, March 11 1936
Dumb Trick Blues with Bumble Bee Slim, Roy Palmer-tb, Arnett Nelson-cl, Tampa Red-gtr C-1226-3-ARC unissued Chicago, March 11 1936
When The Music Sounds Good with Bumble Bee Slim, Roy Palmer-tb, Arnett Nelson-cl, Tampa Red-gtr C-1293-1 ARC unissued Chicago, March 11 1936
When The Music Sounds Good with Bumble Bee Slim, Roy Palmer-tb, Arnett Nelson-cl, Tampa Red-gtr C-1293-2-Vo 03209 Chicago, March 11 1936
Flood Water Blues No. 1 with Casey Bill Weldon C-1325-1-Voc 03220 Chicago, March 25 1936
Flood Water Blues No. 2 with Casey Bill Weldon C-1326-1-Voc 03220 Chicago, March 25 1936
Flood Water Blues No. 2 with Casey Bill Weldon C-1326-2-Voc unissued Chicago, March 25 1936
When You Were A Gal Of Seven with The Chicago Five 100099-1-BB B6443 Chicago, April 1 1936
Let’s Get Drunk And Truck with The Chicago Five 100300-1-BB B6353 Chicago, April 1 1936
Maybe It’s Someone Else You Love with The Chicago Five 100301-2-BB B6353 Chicago, April 1 1936
I Wonder What’s The Matter with The Chicago Five 100302-1-BB B6388 Chicago, April 1 1936
She Don’t Know My Mind with The Chicago Five 100303-1-BB B6388 Chicago, April 1 1936
She Dont’ Know My Mind – Part 2 with The Chicago Five 100304-1-BB B6498 Chicago, April 1 1936
Shanghai Honeymoon with Chicago Rhythm Kings 100305-BB B6371 Chicago, April 1 1936 *
Little Sandwich Wagon with Chicago Rhythm Kings 100306-BB B6371 Chicago, April 1 1936 *
Let Me Be Your Butcher with Casey Bill Weldon 100307-1-BB Chicago, April 1 1936
I Got A Letter This Morning with Casey Bill Weldon 100308-1-BB Chicago, April 1 1936
I’m A Stranger In Your Town with Casey Bill Weldon 100309-1-BB Chicago, April 1 1936
Has My Gal Been Here with Casey Bill Weldon 100310-1-BB Chicago, April 1 1936
Too Long with Papa Charlie’s Boys 100317-1-BB B6407 Chicago, April 2 1936
Let My Peaches Be with Papa Charlie’s Boys 100318-1-BB B6408 Chicago, April 2 1936
Gypsy Woman Blues with Papa Charlie’s Boys 100319-1-BB B6602 Chicago, April 2 1936
You Can’t Play Me Cheap with Papa Charlie’s Boys 100320-1-BB B6602 Chicago, April 2 1936
Blues Everywhere I Go with Casey Bill Weldon 100323-1-BB B6356 Chicago, April 2 1936
Somebody’s Got To Go with Casey Bill Weldon 100324-1-BB B6356 Chicago, April 2 1936
Casey Blues with Casey Bill Weldon 100325-1-BB B6519 Chicago, April 2 1936
I’se Just A Bad Luck Man with Casey Bill Weldon 100326-1-BB B6519 Chicago, April 2 1936
Take It Easy Greasy with Trixie Butler 100327-1-BB B6392 Chicago, April 3 1936
You Got The Right Key with Trixie Butler 100328-1-BB B6429 Chicago, April 3 1936
Just A Good Woman With The Blues with Trixie Butler 100329-1-BB B6392 Chicago, April 3 1936
Bull Cow Blues No. 3 with Big Bill Broonzy C-1358-1-ARC unissued Chicago, April 22 1936
Bull Cow Blues No. 3 with Big Bill Broonzy C-1358-2-ARC 6007-57 Chicago, April 22 1936
Married Life’s A Pain with Big Bill Broonzy C-1359-1-ARC unissued Chicago, April 22 1936
Married Life’s A Pain with Big Bill Broonzy C-1359-2-Cq 8777 Chicago, April 22 1936
Black Mare Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1360-1-ARC unissued Chicago, April 22 1936
Black Mare Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1360-2-ARC 7-01-57 Chicago, April 22 1936
Pneumonia Blues (I Keep On Aching) with Big Bill Broonzy C-1361-1-Cq 8777 Chicago, April 22 1936
Sam The Hot Dog Man with Lil Johnson C-1362-2-Vo 03241 Chicago, April 22 1936
Rug Cutter’s Function with Lil Johnson C-1363-1-Vo 03251 Chicago, April 22 1936
Honey You’re So Good To Me with Lil Johnson C-1364-1-Vo 03483 Chicago, April 22 1936
You Just As Well Let Her Go with Casey Bill Weldon C-1368-1-Vo 03274 Chicago, May 1 1936
Keyhole Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1369-1-Vo 03250 Chicago, May 1 1936
Keyhole Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1369-2-Vo unissued Chicago, May 1 1936
Stream Line Woman with Casey Bill Weldon C-1370-1-Vo 03437 Chicago, May 1 1936
Stream Line Woman with Casey Bill Weldon C-1370-2-Vo unissued Chicago, May 1 1936
Talkin’ To Myself with Casey Bill Weldon C-1371-1-Vo 03407 Chicago, May 1 1936
Big Katy Adam with Casey Bill Weldon C-1372-1-Vo 03464 Chicago, May 1 1936
Two-Timin’ Woman with Casey Bill Weldon C-1373-1-Vo 03250 Chicago, May 1 1936
Big Bill’s Milk Cow No. 2 with Big Bill Broonzy C-1374-2-ARC 6-07-57 Chicago, May 1 1936
W-P-A Blues with Teddy Edwards 90724-A-De 7184 Chicago, May 15 1936
Louisiana with Teddy Edwards 90725-A-De 7184 Chicago, May 15 1936
W.P.A. Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1380-1-ARC unissued Chicago, May 27 1936
W.P.A. Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1380-2-ARC 6-08-61 Chicago, May 27 1936
I’m A Southern Man with Big Bill Broonzy C-1381-2-ARC 6-08-61 Chicago, May 27 1936
Big Bill Blues (These Blues Are Doggin’ Me) with Casey Bill Weldon C-1382-2-Vo 03274 Chicago, May 27 1936
You Talk In Your Sleep with Casey Bill Weldon C-1383-1-Vo unissued Chicago, May 27 1936
You Talk In Your Sleep with Casey Bill Weldon C-1383-2-Vo 03437 Chicago, May 27 1936
If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home) with Memphis Minnie C-1389-1-Vo 03285 Chicago, May 27 1936
Two Timin’ Man with Lil Johnson C-1397-2-Vo 03266 Chicago, June 11 1936
Was I ? with Lil Johnson C-1398-1-Vo 03266 Chicago, June 11 1936
I’m Gonna Tell Mama On You with The Hokum Boys C-1399-1-Vo 03265 Chicago, June 11 1936
Nancy Jane with The Hokum Boys C-1400-1-Vo 03265 Chicago, June 11 1936
I Kept On Rubbing That Thing with State Street Swingers C-1428-1-Vo 03284 Chicago, July 9 1936
Chicago Rhythm with State Street Swingers C-1429-1-Vo 03284 Chicago, July 9 1936
Rubbin’, Rubbin’ with Blue Scott And His Blue Boys 100679-1-BB B6520 Chicago, August 5 1936
Rubbin’, Rubbin’ with Blue Scott And His Blue Boys 100679-2-BB unissued Chicago, August 5 1936
At The Bottom with Blue Scott And His Blue Boys 100680-1-BB B6557 Chicago, August 5 1936
You Stole My Heart with The Chicago Five 100889-1-BB B6220 Chicago, August 5 1936
You Got Me Worryin’ with The Chicago Five 100890-1-BB B6532 Chicago, August 5 1936
Caught My Gal Truckin’ with The Chicago Five 100891-1-BB unissued Chicago, August 5 1936
All Night Long with The Chicago Five 100892-1-BB B6532 Chicago, August 5 1936
That’s The Way I Do with The Chicago Five 100893-1-BB B6578 Chicago, August 5 1936
I Hate Myself with The Chicago Five 100894-1-BB B6620 Chicago, August 5 1936
I Ain’t Gonna Do It with The Chicago Five (and Bob Robinson) 100938-1-BB B6543 Chicago, August 5 1936
I’m A Gambling Man with The Chicago Five (and Bob Robinson) 100939-1-B BB6543 Chicago, August 5 1936
Give Me Lovin’ with Washboard Sam 100940-1-BB B6518 Chicago, August 5 1936
Crazy About Nancy Jane with Washboard Sam 100941-1-BB B6518 Chicago, August 5 1936
Cherry Hill Blues with Washboard Sam 100942-1-BB B6556 Chicago, August 5 1936
Levee Blues with Washboard Sam 100943-1-BB B6556 Chicago, August 5 1936
Hottest Gal In Town with Lil Johnson C-1445-1-Vo 03312 Chicago, August 20 1936
Let’s Get Drunk And Truck with Lil Johnson C-1446-2-Vo 03312 Chicago, August 20 1936
I Can’t Last Long with Victoria Spivey (as Jane Lucas) C-1450-2-Vo 03314 Chicago, August 20 1936
She’s Got Something Good with Leonard Scott C-1451-1-Vo 03311 Chicago, August 20 1936
You Done Tore Your Playhouse Down with Leonard Scott C-1452-2-Vo 03311 Chicago, August 20 1936
Oh, Red! with State Street Swingers C-1453-2-Vo 03319 Chicago, August 28 1936
Whippin’ That Jelly with State Street Swingers C-1454-1-Vo 03319 Chicago, August 28 1936
I Believe I’ll Make A Change with Casey Bill Weldon C-1459-1-Vo unissued Chicago, September 3 1936
The Big Boat with Casey Bill Weldon C-1460-1-Vo 03464 Chicago, September 3 1936
Can’t You Remember ? with Casey Bill Weldon C-1461-1-Vo 03407 Chicago, September 3 1936
Jinx Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1462-1,2-Vo 03496 Chicago, September 3 1936
Gonna Take My Time with Casey Bill Weldon C-1463-2-Vo 03373 Chicago, September 3 1936
We Gonna Move (To The Outskirts Of Town) with Casey Bill Weldon C-1464-1,2-Vo 03373 Chicago, September 3 1936
Dirty Mother For You with Shufflin’ Sam And His Rhythm C-1465-1-Vo 03329 Chicago, September 16 1936
Good Liquor with Shufflin’ Sam And His Rhythm C-1466-2-Vo 03329 Chicago, September 16 1936
Can’t Read, Can’t Write with Lil Johnson (& Lee Collins on Trumpet) C-1469-1-Vo unissued Chicago, September 16 1936
Can’t Read, Can’t Write with Lil Johnson (& Lee Collins on Trumpet) C-1469-2-Vo 03331 Chicago, September 16 1936
Back Door Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1471-2-Vo 03330 Chicago, September 16 1936
Front Door Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1472-1-Vo 03330 Chicago, September 16 1936
Front Door Blues with Casey Bill Weldon C-1472-2-Vo unissued Chicago, September 16 1936
Detroit Special with Big Bill Broonzy C-1473-1-ARC 6-12-59 Chicago, September 16 1936
Falling Rain with Big Bill Broonzy C-1474-2-ARC 6-12-59 Chicago, September 16 1936
You Waited Too Long with State Street Swingers C-1506-1-Vo 03347 Chicago, October 1 1936
When You Were A Girl Of Seven with State Street Swingers C-1507-1-Vo 03347 Chicago, October 1 1936
Oh, Red! with Arnett Nelson and His Hot Four C-1535-1 ARC 6-12-69 Chicago, October 8 1936
You Waited Too Long with Arnett Nelson and His Hot Four C-1536-2 ARC 6-12-69 Chicago, October 8 1936
Swing Cat Swings (sic) with State Street Swingers C-1563-1-Vo 03364 Chicago, October 15 1936
Oh, Red! No. 2 with State Street Swingers C-1564-2-Vo 03364 Chicago, October 15 1936
Mixed Up Blues with Washboard Sam C-1565-1-Vo unissued Chicago, October 15 1936
Mixed Up Blues with Washboard Sam C-1565-2-Vo 03365 Chicago, October 15 1936
Pains In My Heart with Washboard Sam C-1566-1-Vo 03365 Chicago, October 15 1936
Black Widow Spider with Big Bill Broonzy C-1634-1-ARC 7-02-54 Chicago, October 28 1936
Hobo Jungle Blues with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-1647-2-Vo 03418 Chicago, November 4 1936
Slave Man Blues with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-1648-1-Vo 03418 Chicago, November 4 1936
Slave Man Blues with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-1648-2-Vo unissued Chicago, November 4 1936
I’m Gonna Live My Life Alone with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-1649-1-ARC unissued Chicago, November 4 1936
I’m Gonna Live My Life Alone with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-1649-2-ARC unissued Chicago, November 4 1936
Every Man For Himself with Hokum Boys C-1652-1-Vo 03386 Chicago, November 4 1936
You Can’t Have None Of That with Hokum Boys C-1643-1-Vo 03406 Chicago, November 4 1936
My Big Moments with Bumble Bee Slim, Arnett Nelson-cl, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr, Fred Williams-d C-1654-1-Vo 03550 Chicago, November 4 1936
My Big Moments with Bumble Bee Slim, Arnett Nelson-cl, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr, Fred Williams-d C-1654-2-ARC unissued Chicago, November 4 1936
I’ll Meet You In The Bottom with Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy-gtr C-1655-1-Vo 03384 Chicago, November 4 1936
Meet Me At The Landing with Bumble Bee Slim C-1656-2-Vo 03384 Chicago, November 4 1936
I Don’t Want You No More with Memphis Minnie C-1667-2-Vo 03436 Chicago, November 12 1936
Out In The Cold with Memphis Minnie C-1668-1-Vo 03398 Chicago, November 12 1936
Dragging My Heart Around with Memphis Minnie C-1669-2-Vo 03398 Chicago, November 12 1936
Moonshine with Memphis Minnie C-1670-1-Vo 03894 Chicago, November 12 1936
It’s Hard To Be Mistreated with Memphis Minnie C-1671-1-Vo 03474 Chicago, November 12 1936
Haunted House with Memphis Minnie C-1672-1-Vo unissued Chicago, November 12 1936
Haunted House with Memphis Minnie C-1672-2-Vo 03581 Chicago, November 12 1936
Crazy About My Rider with Lil Johnson C-1680-1-Vo unissued Chicago, November 19 1936
Crazy About My Rider with Lil Johnson C-1680-2-Vo 03397 Chicago, November 19 1936
I’ll Take You To The Cleaners with Lil Johnson C-1681-1-Vo unissued Chicago, November 19 1936
I’ll Take You To The Cleaners with Lil Johnson C-1681-2-Vo 03397 Chicago, November 19 1936
If You Don’t Give Me What I Want with Lil Johnson C-1682-2-Vo 03455 Chicago, November 19 1936
Grandpa Said “Let’s Suzie-Q” with Lil Johnson C-1683-2-Vo 03428 Chicago, November 19 1936
New Shave ‘Em Dry with Lil Johnson C-1684-1-Vo 03428 Chicago, November 19 1936
River Hip Papa with Lil Johnson C-1685-1-Vo 03455 Chicago, November 19 1936
Out With The Wrong Woman with Midnight Ramblers C-1689-2-Vo 03395 Chicago, November 19 1936
If It Wasn’t For You with The Chicago Five 01874-1-BB B6787 Chicago, December 21 1936
Right Or Wrong with The Chicago Five 01875-1-BB B6832 Chicago, December 21 1936
Stop Truckin’ And Suzi-Q with The Chicago Five 01876-1-BB B6755 Chicago, December 21 1936
Cheatin’ On Me with The Chicago Five 01877-1-BB B6832 Chicago, December 21 1936
Your One And Only with The Chicago Five 01878-1-BB B6755 Chicago, December 21 1936
My Za Zu Girl with The Chicago Five 01879-1-BB B6787 Chicago, December 21 1936
I Love All My Women with Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band 01882-BB B6794 Chicago, December 21 1936
Out With The Wrong Woman with Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band 01883-BB B6794 Chicago, December 21 1936
Come On In with Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band 01884-BB B6870 Chicago, December 21 1936
Big Woman with Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band 01885-BB B6870 Chicago, December 21 1936
Nashville, Tennessee with Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band 01886-BB B6765 Chicago, December 21 1936
Razor Cuttin’ Man with Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band 01887-BB B6765 Chicago, December 21 1936

1937

Don’t Tear My Clothes No. 2 Chicago Black Swans C-1768-2-Vo 02943 Chicago, January 26 1937
You Drink Too Much Chicago Black Swans C-1769-1-Vo 02943 Chicago, January 26 1937
You Drink Too Much with State Street Swingers C-1770-1,-2-Vo 03462 Chicago, January 26 1937
Don’t Tear My Clothes No. 2 with State Street Swingers C-1771-1-Vo 03462 Chicago, January 26 1937
Southern Flood Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1799-1-ARC 7-04-68 Chicago, January 29 1937
My Big Money with Big Bill Broonzy C-1800-2-ARC unissued Chicago, January 29 1937
My Big Money with Big Bill Broonzy C-1800-3-ARC 7-11-67 Chicago, January 29 1937
My Woman Mistreats Me with Big Bill Broonzy C-1801-1-ARC 7-11-67 Chicago, January 29 1937
Let’s Reel And Rock with Big Bill Broonzy C-1802-2-ARC 7-06-64 Chicago, January 29 1937
Come Up To My House with Big Bill Broonzy C-1803-2-ARC unissued Chicago, January 29 1937
Get Away with Big Bill Broonzy C-1807-2-ARC unissued Chicago, January 31 1937
Terrible Flood Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1808-1-Me 7-04-68 Chicago, January 31 1937
Terrible Flood Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1808-2-ARC 7-04-68 Chicago, January 31 1937
Little Bug with Big Bill Broonzy C-1809-1-ARC unissued Chicago, January 31 1937
Little Bug with Big Bill Broonzy C-1809-2-ARC 7-05-57 Chicago, January 31 1937
Horny Frog with Big Bill Broonzy C-1810-1-ARC unissued Chicago, January 31 1937
Horny Frog with Big Bill Broonzy C-1810-2-ARC 7-05-57 Chicago, January 31 1937
Mean Old World with Big Bill Broonzy C-1811-1-ARC unissued Chicago, January 31 1937
Mean Old World with Big Bill Broonzy C-1811-2-ARC 7-07-64 Chicago, January 31 1937
Barrel House When It Rains with Big Bill Broonzy C-1812-1-ARC 7-07-64 Chicago, January 31 1937
You Do Me Any Old Way with Big Bill Broonzy C-1813-1-ARC unissued Chicago, January 31 1937
You Do Me Any Old Way with Big Bill Broonzy C-1813-2-ARC 7-06-64 Chicago, January 31 1937
Goofer Dust Swing with Lil Johnson C-1826-3-Vo 03600 Chicago, July 17 1937
Meat Balls with Lil Johnson C-1827-1-Vo 03562 Chicago, March 3 1937
My Baby (Sqeeze Me Again) (Take 1) with Lil Johnson C-1828-1-Vo Chicago, March 3 1937
My Baby (Sqeeze Me Again) (Take 2) with Lil Johnson C-1828-1-Vo Chicago, March 3 1937
Come And Get It with Lil Johnson C-1829-1-Vo 03530 Chicago, March 3 1937
You Stole My Cherry with Lil Johnson C-1830-2-Vo unissued Chicago, March 3 1937
I’m A Sales Lady with Lil Johnson C-1831-2-Vo 03530 Chicago, March 3 1937
Little Red Wagon with Willie Mae McKenzie C-1832-1-Vo 03562 Chicago, March 3 1937
Oh, Babe with Willie Mae McKenzie C-1833-2-Vo 03507 Chicago, March 3 1937
I’m Getting Even With You with Willie Mae McKenzie C-1834-1-Vo 03552 Chicago, March 3 1937
If You Can Dish It No.2 (I Can Take It) with Willie Mae McKenzie C-1835-2-Vo 03507 Chicago, March 3 1937
Down In The Alley with Midnight Ramblers C-1848-1-Vo 03517 Chicago, March 10 1937
Down In The Alley with Midnight Ramblers C-1848-2-Vo unissued Chicago, March 10 1937
Stuff They Call Money with Midnight Ramblers C-1849-1-Vo 03517 Chicago, March 10 1937
A Gang Of Trouble with John D. Twitty C-1851-1-Vo 03518 Chicago, March 18 1937
A Gang Of Trouble with John D. Twitty C-1851-2-ARC unissued Chicago, March 18 1937
Walking Blues with John D. Twitty C-1852-1-Vo 03518 Chicago, March 18 1937
Woke Up With The Rising Sun with Willie Mae McKenzie C-1870-1-Vo unissued Chicago, March 24 1937
Papa Don’t Hold Out On Me with Willie Mae McKenzie C-1871-1-Vo 03552 Chicago, March 24 1937
She Said It with The Chicago Five 07606-BB B6990 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
It’s Hard To Belive It’s True with The Chicago Five 07607-BB B7058 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
When Love Comes In with The Chicago Five 07608-BB B7091 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
You Got To Learn To Do It with The Chicago Five 07609-BB B6968 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
I Give My Love to You with The Chicago Five 07610-BB B7058 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
I See You Can’t Take It with The Chicago Five 07611-BB B6990 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Easy Ridin’ Mama with Washboard Sam 07614-BB B6970 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
The Big Boat with Washboard Sam 07615-BB B6970 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Back Door with Washboard Sam 07616-1-BB B7001 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
We Gonna Move with Washboard Sam 07617-1-BB B7001 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Low Down Woman with Washboard Sam 07618-BB B7048 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
I Drink Good Whiskey with Washboard Sam 07619-BB B7048 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Lowland Blues with Washboard Sam 07620-BB B7096 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
I’m On My Way Blues with Washboard Sam 07621-BB B7096 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
John D. Blues with Black Spider Dumplin’ (John D. Twitty) 07626-BB B6972 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Sold It To The Devil with Black Spider Dumplin’ (John D. Twitty) 07627-BB B6995 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
You Can’t Love Me And Someone Else Too with Little Bill (John D. Twitty) 07628-BB B6972 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Camp Meeting In The Air with Black Spider Dumplin’ (John D. Twitty) 07629-BB B7011 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Death Of The Gambler with Black Spider Dumplin’ (John D. Twitty) 07630-BB B7011 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Pallet On The Floor with Merline Johnson 07635-1-BB B7166 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Mean Mistreatin’ Daddy with Merline Johnson 07636-1-BB B7166 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Rolling Stone Blues with Charley West 07637-1-BB B7033 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Eithel May with Charley West 07638-1-BB B7033 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Poor Boy Blues with Charley West 07639-1-BB unissued Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Hobo Blues with Charley West 07640-1-BB B8085 Aurora, Ill., May 4 1937
Louise, Louise Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1920-1-Vo 3075 Chicago, June 9 1937
Louise, Louise Blues with Big Bill Broonzy C-1920-2-ARC unissued Chicago, June 9 1937
Let Me Be Your Winder with Big Bill Broonzy C-1921-2-Vo 3075 Chicago, June 9 1937
Sold It To The Devil with Merline Johnson C-1924-1-Vo 03599 Chicago, June 9 1937
Grandpa And Grandma with Merline Johnson C-1923-1-Vo 03599 Chicago, June 9 1937
Grandpa And Grandma with Merline Johnson C-1923-3-ARC unissued Chicago, June 9 1937
Hot Stuff with Memphis Minnie C-1925-1-Vo unissued Chicago, June 9 1937
Hot Stuff with Memphis Minnie C-1925-2-Vo 03651 Chicago, June 9 1937
Living The Best I Can with Memphis Minnie C-1926-1-Vo 03768 Chicago, June 9 1937
You Can’t Rule Me with Memphis Minnie C-1927-1-Vo 03697 Chicago, June 9 1937
No Need You Doggin’ Me with Memphis Minnie C-1928-1-Vo 03697 Chicago, June 9 1937
Look What You Got with Memphis Minnie C-1929-1-Vo unissued Chicago, June 9 1937
Look What You Got with Memphis Minnie C-1929-2-Vo 03612 Chicago, June 9 1937
My Baby Don’t Want Me No More with Memphis Minnie C-1936-1-Vo 03894 Chicago, June 17 1937
My Baby Don’t Want Me No More with Memphis Minnie C-1936-2-Vo unissued Chicago, June 17 1937
Wants Cake When I’m Hungry with Memphis Minnie C-1937-2-Vo 03768 Chicago, June 17 1937
Down In The Alley with Memphis Minnie C-1938-1-Vo 03612 Chicago, June 17 1937
Down In The Alley with Memphis Minnie C-1938-2-Vo unissued Chicago, June 17 1937
Blues Everywhere with Merline Johnson C-1939-1-ARC 7-09-66 Chicago, June 17 1937
Blues Everywhere with Merline Johnson C-1939-2-Vo 03738 Chicago, June 17 1937
Keep On Sailing with Memphis Minnie C-1942-1-Vo 03651 Chicago, June 22 1937
Come Home Early with Big Bill Broonzy C-1661-3,-4 ARC-7-10-57 Chicago, August 16 1937
My Gal Is Gone with Big Bill Broonzy (maybe also Joshua Altheimer) C-1988-1-ARC 7-10-66 Chicago, August 19 1937
Washboard’s Barrel House Song with Washboard Sam 016500-1-BB B7291 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Want To Woogie Some More with Washboard Sam 016501-1-BB B7440 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Ladies’ Man with Washboard Sam 016502-1-BB B7328 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
You Got To Take it with Washboard Sam 016503-1-BB B7365 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Beer Garden Blues with Washboard Sam 016504-1-BB B7328 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Where Were You Last Night ? with Washboard Sam 016505-1-BB B7291 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Somebody’s Got To Go with Washboard Sam 016506-1-BB B7403 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Looking For My Ash Hauler with Washboard Sam 016507-1-BB unissued Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Gonna Be Some Walkin’ Done with Washboard Sam 016508-1-BB B7365 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Second Story Man with Washboard Sam 016509-1-BB B7403 Aurora, Ill., November 11 1937
Down At The Old Village Store with Lil Johnson C-2064-1-Vo 03941 Chicago, December 23 1937
You Lied Your Last Time with Lil Johnson C-2065-1-Vo 03978 Chicago, December 23 1937
Ain’t That A Shame with Lil Johnson C-2066-1-Vo 03978 Chicago, December 23 1937
Snake In The Grass with Lil Johnson C-2067-1-Vo 04067 Chicago, December 23 1937

1938

Don’t Leave Me Here with Washboard Sam 020140-BB B7501 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
My Woman’s A Sender with Washboard Sam 020141-BB B7552 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Towboat Blues with Washboard Sam 020142-BB B7501 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Mountain Blues with Washboard Sam 020143-BB B7601 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Phantom Black Snake with Washboard Sam 020144-BB B7601 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Yellow, Black and Brown with Washboard Sam 020145-BB B7664 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
It’s Too Late Now with Washboard Sam 020146-BB B7664 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Barbecue with Washboard Sam 020147-BB B7552 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Down At The Old Village Store with Washboard Sam 020148-BB B7526 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
The Gal I Love with Washboard Sam 020149-BB B7655 Aurora, Ill., Leland Hotel, March 14 1938
Running Down My Man with Merline Johnson C-2182-3-Vo 04188 Chicago, May 19 1938
Down Home Shake with Hattie Bolten C-2197-2-Vo 04470 Chicago, May 19 1938
Move That Thing with Hattie Bolten C-2198-1-Vo 04470 Chicago, May 19 1938
Jumpin’ Julia with Hattie Bolten C-2199-1-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
Tired Of Your Evil Ways with Hattie Bolten C-2200-2-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
Prize Fighter Blues with Hattie Bolten C-2201-2-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
My Daddy’s Blues with Hattie Bolten C-2202-2-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
Bootin’ That Thing with One Arm Slim (Lovell Alexander) C-2203-2-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
Crap Shootin’ Blues (take 1) with One Arm Slim (Lovell Alexander) C-2204-1-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
Crap Shootin’ Blues with One Arm Slim (Lovell Alexander) C-2204-3-Vo unissued Chicago, May 19 1938
Bucket’s Got A Hole In It with Washboard Sam 020808-BB B7906 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Save It For Me with Washboard Sam 020809-BB B7866 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Serve It Right with Washboard Sam 020810-BB B7732 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Cruel Treatment with Washboard Sam 020811-BB B7834 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Jumpin’ Rooster with Washboard Sam 020812-BB B7866 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
I’m Gonna Keep My Hair Parted with Washboard Sam 020813-BB B7732 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Sophisticated Mama with Washboard Sam 020814-BB B7780 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Policy Writer’s Blues with Washboard Sam 020815-BB B7834 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
I’m Gonna Pay with Washboard Sam 020815-BB B7780 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
When My Love Change with Washboard Sam 020817-BB B7906 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
Chimney Higher with St. Louis Red Mike 020827-1-BB B7781 Chicago, June 16 1938
Gamblin’ Man Blues with St. Louis Red Mike 020828-1-BB B7896 Chicago, June 16 1938
Just Around The Corner with St. Louis Red Mike 020826-1-BB B7896 Chicago, June 16 1938
Everybody Do The Shag with Lula Scott 020833-1-BB B7706 Aurora, Ill., June 16 1938
I Hate To See The Sun Go Down with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2280-1-Vo 04356 Chicago, June 23 1938
As Long As I Can See You Smile with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2281-1-Vo 04506 Chicago, June 23 1938
Has Anyone Seen My Man ? with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2282-1-Vo 04250 Chicago, June 23 1938
Good Biscuits with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2283-1-Vo 04295 Chicago, June 23 1938
I’ve Been Treated Wrong with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2284-1-Vo 04250 Chicago, June 23 1938
Keep On Walking with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2285-1-Vo 04356 Chicago, June 23 1938
Keep On Eating with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2286-1-Vo 04295 Chicago, June 23 1938
I’d Rather See Him Dead with Memphis Minnie & Charlie McCoy C-2287-1-Vo 04506 Chicago, June 23 1938
I Declare This Will Be The End Mattie Hardy C-2374-1-Vo 04660 Cq 9203 Chicago, November 2 1938
I Declare This Will Be The End Mattie Hardy C-2374-?-Vo unissued (test) Chicago, November 2 1938
Striped Ape Blues Mattie Hardy C-2375-1-Vo 04660 Cq 9203 Chicago, November 2 1938
Crap Shootin’ Blues with One Arm Slim (Lovell Alexander) C-2204-4-Vo 04676 Chicago, November 2 1938
Where Did You Stay Last Night ? with One Arm Slim (Lovell Alexander) C-2376-1-Vo 04676 Chicago, November 2 1938
I Love My Baby Mattie Hardy with Joe Williams and his Chicago Swingers (probably Horace Malcolm here) C-2378-1-Vo unissued Chicago, November 2 1938
You Waited Too Long with Washboard Sam 030812-BB B8018 Aurora, Ill., December 16 1938
Gonna Kill My Baby with Washboard Sam 030813-BB B8018 Aurora, Ill., December 16 1938
Suspicious Blues with Washboard Sam 030814-BB B8076 Aurora, Ill., December 16 1938
Walkin’ In My Sleep with Washboard Sam 030815-BB B7977 Aurora, Ill., December 16 1938
Washboard Swing with Washboard Sam 030816-BB B7977 Aurora, Ill., December 16 1938

1939

Rockin’ Myself To Sleep with Harlem Hamfats WC-2720-A-Vo 05233 Chicago, September 14 1939
Business Is Gone Away with Harlem Hamfats WC-2721-A-Vo 05287 Chicago, September 14 1939
You Done Turned Salty On Me with Harlem Hamfats WC-2722-A-Vo 05233 Chicago, September 14 1939
You Brought Everything But Love with Harlem Hamfats WC-2723-A-Vo 05179 Chicago, September 14 1939
Oh Babe, Has Your Money Come ? with Harlem Hamfats WC-2724-A-Vo 05179 Chicago, September 14 1939
Take Me In Your Alley with Harlem Hamfats WC-2725-A-Vo 05287 Chicago, September 14 1939
You Can’t Win In Here with Harlem Hamfats WC-2726-A-Vo 05136 Chicago, September 14 1939
When My Love Has Come Down with Harlem Hamfats WC-2727-A-Vo 05136 Chicago, September 14 1939

1941

Wind City Blues Ruth Ladson And The Three Shadows C-3889-1-Co unissued Chicago, June 30 1941
Kicking My Man Around Ruth Ladson And The Three Shadows C-3890-1-OK 06667 Chicago, June 30 1941
Why Do You Jive Ma Daddy Ruth Ladson And The Three Shadows C-3891-1-OK 06667 Chicago, June 30 1941
What Do You Bet ? Ruth Ladson And The Three Shadows C-3892-1-Co unissued Chicago, June 30 1941

 

BLACK BOB HUDSON’S BANDS PERSONNEL

 

Memphis Nighthawks

Chick Bullock Vocals
Ed “Fats” Hudson Vocals, Banjo
W.E. Burton Washboard
Roy Palmer Trombone
Alfred Bell Trumpet
Darnell Howard Clarinet, Alto Sax
Al Washington Clarinet, Tenor Sax

 

Chicago Rhythm Kings

Alfred Bell Trumpet
Roy Palmer Trombone, Vocals
Arnett Nelson Clarinet
Joe Walker Alto Sax
Tampa Red Guitar
Bill Settles Double Bass

 

The Black Diamonds Twins

W.E. “Buddy” Burton Vocals, Piano
Ed “Fats” Hudson Vocals

 

Big Bill And His Jug Busters

Big Bill Broonzy Vocals, Guitar
Alfred Bell Trumpet
Roy Palmer Trombone
Unknown Kazoo
Unknown Double Bass
Unknown Jug
Jimmy Bertrand Washboard

 

State Street Boys

Big Bill Broonzy Vocals, Guitar
Jazz Gillum Vocals, Harmonica
Carl Martin Guitar, Violin
Bill Settles Double Bass
Zeb Wright Violin

 

Chicago Sanctified Singers

Big Bill Broonzy Vocals, Guitar
Louie Lasky Vocals, Guitar

 

The Hokum Boys

Big Bill Broonzy Vocals, Guitar
Teddy Edwards Vocals
Casey Bill Weldon Vocals, Guitar
Bill Settles Double Bass

 

State Street Swingers

Tampa Red Guitar/Perc.
Alfred Bell Trumpet
Arnett Nelson Clarinet
Leonard “Blue” Scott Vocals
Bill Settles Double Bass

 

Blue Scott And His Blue Boys

Leonard Scott Vocals
Tampa Red Guitar/Perc.
Arnett Nelson Clarinet
Willie B. James Guitar

 

Midnight Ramblers

Big Bill Broonzy Vocals, Guitar
Washboard Sam Vocals, Scat
Bill Settles Double Bass
unknown imb.

 

Chicago Black Swans

Big Bill Broonzy Vocals, Guitar
Herb Morand or Alfred Bell Trumpet
Arnett Nelson Clarinet
Tampa Red Guitar
unknown Percussions

 

Chicago Five (with Black Bob Hudson)

Tampa Red Vocals, Guitar, Kazoo
Arnett Nelson Clarinet
unknown 2nd Guitar
Bill Settles Double Bass
Willie B. James Guitar

 

Shufflin’ Sam And His Rhytmn

Washboard Sam Vocals, Washboard
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar
unknown Double Bass

 

Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band

Washboard Sam Vocals, Washboard
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar
unknown Double Bass

 

Arnett Nelson And His Hot Four

Arnett Nelson Clarinet
Casey Weldon Vocals, Guitar
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar
Bill Settles Double Bass

 

Harlem Hamfats

Ann Cooper Trumpet
Odell Rand Clarinet
Chris Reggell Alto Sax
Joe McCoy Guitar/Vocals
unknown String Bass
Lil Allen Vocals & Speech

 

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  • Daniel Gugolz - Reply

    August 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Dear Paolo,
    I am in contact with Chris Hillman and James Goodwin in regard of the Black Bob discography.
    In your Black Bob discographical listing, there is the Ruth Ladson And The Three Shadows session of 30 June 1941. Give this session one more careful listen, and compare with the 1941 sessions of Lil Green, then you will discover that the actual band line-up is clearly:

    Ruth Ladson, vcl; Simeon Henry, p; Lonnie Johnson, g; Ransom Knowling, sb.

    Compared to Lil Green’s accompanying trio for Bluebird, just Big Bill had been replaced by Lonnie Johnson on guitar on this Ruth Ladson OKeh session.
    For comparison, we can also hear pianist Simeon Henry on Washboard Sam’s 31 Jan. 1941 session, as well as a 1927 session by singer Florence White.

  • Steve - Reply

    August 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    The tentative identification of Black Bob as Bob Hudson is really just that — tentative at best. This is based upon an interview with Memphis Slim, where he was “fed” the info. In earlier interviews, Slim said that he knew Black Bob by no other name.

    Please don’t think I’m trying to burst your bubble here…. just trying to shed light on the fact that not everyone remains convinced of the connection between Bob Hudson and Black Bob.

    • admin - Reply

      August 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Dear Steve,
      thank you so much for your comment. Very appreciate it.
      Theories & knowledge sharing are always valuable things to me, even if different from my personal point of view.
      Thank you again !

      Finest regards,
      Paolo

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