ROOTS N’ BLUES

THE RETROSPECTIVE 1925-1950

DISC FOUR (1940-1950)


Total tracks number: 28
Total tracks length:
01:17:09
Total tracks size:
58.613.760


 Artist

 Title

 Track

 Comment

Frank Edwards

We Got To Get Together

01

Chicago, IL, May 28, 1941

Frank Edwards, vocal, harmonica & guitar, unidentified, bass,

Washboard Sam, washboard, unidentified, speech

Sweet Violet Boys

You Got To See Mama Ev'ry Night

(Or You Can't See Mama At All)

02

Chicago, IL, Feb 15, 1940

Gale Ryan (Georgia Young), vocal, Jack Taylor, accordion,

Chick Hurt, mandolin, Allan Crockett, electric guitar, Salty Holmes, fiddle,

Earl Backus, Augie Klein, guitars, unidentified, bass

Humbard Family

I'll Fly Away

03

Dallas, TX, Apr 17, 1940

Rex, Ruth, Clement, Leona Humbard, vocals,

unidentified, bass, mandolin, guitar (prev. unissued take)

Tony Hollins

Cross Cut Saw Blues

04

Chicago, IL, Jun 3, 1941 (prev. unissued)

Tony Hollins, vocal & prob. guitar,

unidentified, imitation bass & washboard

Peter Cleighton

Black Snake Blues

05

Chicago, IL, Oct 21, 1940 (prev. unissued)

Peter Cleighton, vocal, with Blind John Davis, piano,

poss. Robert Lockwood, guitar, unknown bass

Black Cats & The Kitten

Step It Up And Go

06

Chicago, IL, Oct 21, 1940

Valda Buggs, vocal, with unidentified guitars, bass

Bob & Randall Atcher

Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad

07

Chicago, IL, Oct Jun 13, 1940 (prev. unissued)

Bob & Randall Atcher, vocals, unidentified guitar, mandolin & bass

Adolf Hofner

& San Antonians

Cotton-Eyed Joe

08

Dallas, TX, Feb 28, 1941

unidentified personnel

Poor Boy Burke

Old Vets Blues

09

Chicago, IL, Nov 21, 1941 (prev. unissued)

Poor Boy Burke, vocal, unidentified piano & bass

Little Son Joe

Black Rat Swing

10

Chicago, IL, Dec 12, 1941

Little Son Joe, vocal, guitar, Memphis Minnie, guitar, Alfred Elkins, bass

Big Maceo Meriweather

Macy Special

11

Chicago, IL, Feb 19, 1945 (prev. unissued)

Big Maceo Meriweather, piano, Tyrell Dixon, bass

Light Crust Doughboys with J.B. Brinkley

t's Funny What Love Will M

12

Dallas, Tx, Mar 3, 1941 (prev. unissued)

J. B. Brinkley, vocal, unidentifed personnel

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys

Army Blues

13

Charlotte, NC, Jun 29, 1941

Hank Penny, vocal, guitar, with Carl Stewart, bass,

Jimmy Colvard, steel guitar, Eddie Smith, harmonica, Kelland Clark, accordion

James "Beale Street" Clark

Who But You

14

Chicago, IL, Oct 24, 1945 (prev. unissued)

James "Beale Street" Clark, vocal, piano, J. T. Brown, clarinet, unidentified bass

Homer Harris

Tomorrow May Be Too Late

15

Chicago, IL, Sep 27, 1946 (prev. unissued)

Homer Harris, vocal, James Clark, piano, Muddy Waters, guitar,

Ransom Knowling, bass, unidentified second guitar & drums

Muddy Waters

(as McKinley Morganfield)

Burying Ground Blues

16

Chicago, IL, Sep 27, 1946 (prev. unissued take)

Muddy Waters, vocal, guitar, poss. Leroy Foster, guitar,

poss. Ransom Knowling, bass, James "Beale Street" Clark, piano,

unidentified drums

Bill Monroe & Blue Grass Boys

Goodbye Old Pal

17

Nashville, TN, Feb 13, 1945 (prev. unissued take)

Bill Monroe, lead vocal, mandolin, Tex Willis, guitar, Chubby Wise, fiddle,

David "Stringbean" Akeman, banjo, Wilene "Sally Ann" Forrester, accordion,

Bill Westbrook, bass

Gene Autry

(with Merle Travis)

Dixie Cannonball

18

Hollywood, CA, Sep 9, 1946

Gene Autry, vocal, Merle Travis, guitar, unidentified other personnel

Bill Landford & Landfordaires

Run On For A Long Time

19

Memphis, TN, Dec 15, 1949

Bill Landford, leader, guitar, unidentified other personnel

Big Joe Williams

Baby Please Don't Go

20

Chicago, IL, Jul 22, 1947 (prev. unissued take)

Big Joe Williams, vocal, guitar, Sonny Boy Williamson, harmonica,

prob. Ransom Knowling, bass, unidentified drums

Sister Myrtle Fields

I'm Toiling

21

Hollywood, CA, Jan 7, 1950

Sister Myrtle Fields, vocal, with Austin McCoy Trio:

Austin McCoy, organ, unidentified other personnel

Willie "Boodle It" Right

Two By Four Blues

22

Chicago, IL, Oct 7, 1940

Willie "Boodle It" Right, vocal, poss. piano, unidentified drums

Bailes Brothers

You Can't Go Halfway (And Get In)

23

Dec 21, 1947 (prev. unissued)

John Bailes & Walter Bailes, vocals, with unidentified mandolin,

steel guitar, violin, bass, guitar

Molly O'Day & Cumberland Mountain Folks

Heaven's Radio

24

Nashville, TN, Jun 20, 1950

Molly O'Day, vocal, guitar, Lynn Davis, vocal, guitar,

unidentified violin, steel guitar, bass

Rosetta Howard

Plow Hand Blues

25

Chicago, IL, Dec 20, 1947 (prev. unissued)

Rosetta Howard, vocal, Johnny Morton, trumpet, Sax Mallard, alto sax,

Bill Casimir, tenor sax, Bob Call, piano, Big Bill Broonzy, guitar,

Ransom Knowling, bass, Judge Riley, drums

Memphis Seven

Grunt Meat Blues

26

Chicago, IL, Oct 4, 1947

Johnny Morton, trumpet, Porter Kilbert, alto sax,

Cozy Eggleston, vocal, tenor sax, Sugarman Penigar, piano,

Truck Parham, bass, Luther Jones, guitar, Jump Jackson, drums

Deep South Boys

Until I Found The Lord

27

Nashville, TN, Dec 20, 1947 (prev. unissued)

Claude Robinson, Harold Matthews, Marshall Derricotte,

David Mells, vocals, Thomas Griffin, piano

Brother Porter & Brother Cook

I Know My Jesus Won't Deny Me

28

NYC, NY, Jul 11, 1950 (prev. unissued)

Brother Porter & Brother Cook, vocals, The Porterettes, vocal chorus

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