RECORDING ACTIVITY in NEW ORLEANS in the 'TWENTIES



by


RON SWEETMAN

August 12, 2001

"In New Orleans, in religion, as in food or race or music, you can't separate nothing from nothing"
... Dr. John.

Please send additions and corrections to:

Ron Sweetman,
20 Osborne Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4Z9, Canada
Phone: [613] 730-2083 Fax: [613] 730-1818
E-Mail: ronsweetman@canada.com



Table of Contents

Objectives

Introductory Comments

Acknowledgements

Methodology

Discographical notes

Findings

The Recordings:

March 1924 Okeh sessions
January 1925 Okeh sessions
March 1925 Victor sessions
September 1925 Columbia sessions
April 1926 Columbia sessions
March 1927 Victor sessions
April 1927 Columbia sessions
October 1927 Columbia sessions
April 1928 Columbia sessions
November 1928 Brunswick sessions
December 1928 Columbia sessions
February/March 1929 Brunswick/Vocalion sessions
September/October 1929 Brunswick sessions
November 1929 Victor sessions
December 1929 Columbia/Okeh sessions

Compact Disc Reissues

Artist Index



Objectives:

[i] To document the recordings made in New Orleans in the 'twenties,
[ii] To illustrate the diversity of music recorded in this period, and
[iii] To indicate current availability on compact disc.


Introduction:

[i] This research project was started in 1994, and initially focussed upon the jazz and blues recordings. I am acutely aware that the first complete 78rpm discography on CD-ROM will render this research practically redundant.

[ii] NewOrleans is generally considered to be the birthplace of jazz, and the musicians of New Orleans certainly dominated the jazz recording scene in the nineteen-twenties. Therefore it had always seemed to me to be somewhat ironic that the musicians who popularised New Orleans jazz throughout the world [Armstrong, Bechet, Dodds, Noone, NORK, ODJB, Oliver, Morton], rarely, if ever, recorded in their hometown - New Orleans.

[iii] This can be explained during the 'twenties by the simple facts that:
- they had almost all left N.O. before recording started there, and
- there were no recording studios in N. O. during the 'twenties, so it made more sense to record them in the Northern cities where they were playing and where there were studios.

[iv] This makes even more fascinating the recordings made by the artists who stayed behind, who presumably presented a picture of the ongoing and developing N. O. jazz tradition - black, white, creole, uptown & downtown- and the diversity of musical influences available in New Orleans and the surrounding district.

Acknowledgements:

I have received help in this research from:

Richard B. Allen
ARSC Journal
Ian Bennet
Colin Bray
Keith Chandler
Larry Cohn
Country Music Foundation
Frank Dalton
John R. T. Davies
Bill Dean-Myatt
Document Records
David Evans
Tom Freeland
David French
John Blais Herx
Hogan Jazz Archive
IAJRC Journal
Just Jazz Magazine
Ben Kraaijenbrink
Ross Laird
Tom Lord
Kip Lornell
Colin MacKenzie
Gene Miller
Roger Misiewicz
Mike Montgomery
National Library of Canada
Bob Pinson
Quartet Magazine
Bruce Raeburn
Dick Raichelson
Brian Rust
Jack Sadler
Richard Spottswood
Jon Taylor
Trevor Tolley
Tom Tsotsi
VJM Jazz and Blues Mart
John Wilby and
Laurie Wright,

and wish to thank them all for their generosity with their time and expertise.

Methodology:

I have had access to and have gone through [generally searching for any mention of New Orleans as the recording location] the following sources:

American Dance Band Discography 1917 - 1942 by Brian Rust, published by Arlington House 1975

Bill Russell's American Music edited by Mike Hazeldine, published by Jazzology Press 1993

Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943 by R. M. W. Dixon, J. Godrich, and H. Rye, published by Clarendon Press Oxford 1997

Blues & Gospel Records 1902-1942 by J. Godrich and R. M. W. Dixon, published by Storyville Publications 1969

Brunswick Records by Ross Laird, published by Greenwood Press, 2000

Cajun Music by Barry Jean Ancelet, published by The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana 1989

Columbia 13/14000-D Series by Dan Mahony, published by Walter C. Allen 1973

Columbia Master Book Discography, Volume III by Brian Rust, published by GSreenwood Press 1999.

Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz 1900-1950 by Roger D. Kinkle, published by Arlington House 1974

Complete Entertainment Discography: From 1897 - 1947 by Brian Rust and Allen G. Debus, published by Da Capo Press 1989

Discography of Ethnic Recordings produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942 by Richard Spottswood, published by the University of Illinois Press 1990

Ethnic Recordings in America edited by Alan Jabbour, published by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress 1982

Jazz Discography Volumes 1 - 21 by Tom Lord, published by Lord Music Reference Inc. 1992-1999

Jazz New Orleans 1885 - 1963 by Samuel B. Charters, published by Oak Publications 1963

Jazz Records 1897-1942 by Brian Rust, published by Arlington House 1978

Storyville 1996/7 edited by Laurie Wright, published by Laurie Wright 1997

Victor Master Book Volume 2 by Brian Rust, published by Walter C. Allen 1974,

and

AMG All-Media Guide [http://Allmusic.com]

and

Numerous sleeve notes to LPs and CDs.

Discographical Notes:

[i] Titles are given using upper or lower case consistent with the information source.

[ii] Spellings of French and Spanish titles sometimes vary between sources; when in doubt I have operated by consensus or used the reissue version.

[iii] Personnels and other issue/reissue details can be found in Rust and/or Lord and/or Godrich, Dixon & Rye, Spottswood, the AMG Music Guide, etc.

[iv] Because I wish to stress the current availability of so much of this material on CD, I have only shown the first release [generally on 78rpm; occasionally on LP] of each title recorded. Almost all of the 230 jazz, blues and gospel titles that were originally issued are currently available on CD - see list on pages 55-57 of this document.

[v] Authors of tunes are not included. These are absent from most CD reissues.

[vi] Timings of tunes have not been included. They vary between reissues.

[vii] A distinction is made between a master being rejected, which negates any possibility of issue, and unissued which implies acceptance and the possibility of eventual issue. See the Louis Dumaine sessions in March 1927 as an example. These terms may have had differing significance in different companies.


Findings:

[i] "There was very little recording done in New Orleans until the 1940s" writes Sam Charters. During the 'twenties, there were fifteen field visits, at which at least 230 jazz, blues and gospel titles were recorded. This stacks up well against the other cities which did not boast a recording studio during the twenties.

[ii] Recordings were made by the major companies who sent teams to New Orleans and other cities, who set up camp in some suitable hall or hotel ballroom or music store and recorded non-stop during their stay.

[iii] The array of music recorded reflects the musical diversity and the range of musical stimuli available to all musicians in New Orleans and the surrounding region in the twenties. It is believed however that some artists [such as Lillian Glinn, Fiddlin' John Carson, the Leake County Revelers and many of the Cajun artists] came into New Orleans just for the recording sessions, and were not an on-going part of the New Orleans music scene.

[iv] In chronological order, the fifteen field visits took place as follows:

1924
March Okeh Mx 8556-8575

1925
January Okeh Mx 8889-8911
March Victor Mx B 32113-32132
September Columbia Mx W 140986-141004

1926
April Columbia Mx 142000-142027

1927
March Victor Mx BVE/CVE 37975-38005
April Columbia Mx W 143949-143984
October Columbia Mx W 145000-145042

1928
April Columbia Mx 146176-146226
November Brunswick Mx NOR 747-768
December Columbia Mx 147624-147665

1929
Feb/March Brunswick/Vocalion Mx 100-133
Sept/Oct Brunswick Mx 218-266
November Victor Mx 56494-56541
December Columbia Mx 111382-111397
and Mx 149570-149599
and Okeh Mx 403404-403449
and Okeh Mx 403500-403520

[v] Listing the sessions by matrix number brings to light groupings of recording sessions previously obscured by name/chronological listings, and, of course, groups them by field visit.

[vi] There are some interesting cross-cultural fertilizations. For example, while the recording by the white country Leake County Revelers is officially entitled "Make Me A Bed on the Floor", they actually sing "Make Me A Pallet on the Floor", and their recorded repertoire included "Leake County Blues" and "Lonesome Blues". The cajun artists recorded such titles as "It's Tight Like That", "Le Blues De Neg' Francais", "Slim's Blues", "French Blues", and "Far Away From Home Blues", and of course, both the Original Valentin Choral Club and Sam Morgan's Jazz Band recorded the spiritual "Sing On'.

[vii] After the Afro-American's obvious predominant influence on jazz generally, the names of the leaders and their sidemen demonstrate that it would be hard to over-emphasize the contribution of Americans of Italian origin to the development of the white jazz scene in New Orleans during this period.


The Recordings:

[by YEAR / MONTH / DAY]

THE MARCH 1924 OKEH SESSIONS

Note: Okeh used what appeared to be a lower case "a" for the first take and an upper case "B" etc for subsequent takes in sessions which were pre-electrically recorded.

Note: 8552/53/54 and probably 8555 recorded in Chicago by Sophie Tucker in February 1924.

1924/3/15 Johnny DeDroit and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

8556-B Panama OK 40240, Timeless CBC1-014
8557-a Nobody Knows Blues OK 40150, Timeless CBC1-014
8558-a New Orleans Blues OK 40090, Topaz TPZ 1049, Timeless CBC1-014

24/3/15 or 16 Lela Bolden

8559-a Southern Woman Blues OK 8139, Azure AZ-CD-13
8560-a Seawall Special Blues OK 8139, Azure AZ-CD-13

24/3/16 Johnny DeDroit and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

8561-a The Swing OK 40090, Frèmeaux FA 039, Timeless CBC1-014, Yazoo 2025
8562-a Brown Eyes OK 40192, Timeless CBC1-014
8563-B Number Two Blues OK 40150, Timeless CBC1-014

24/3/16 Fate Marable's Society Syncopators

8564-a Frankie And Johnny OK 40113, Disky DCD 800?, Timeless CBC1-014, Jazz Archives 157992
8565-a Pianoflage OK 40113, Timeless CBC1-014,

Note: Label of OK 40113 has Fate Morable's Society Syncopators

24/3/17 Original Crescent City Jazzers

8566-a Sensation Rag OK 40101, Timeless CBC1-014
8567-a Christine OK 40101, Topaz TPZ 1049, Timeless CBC1-014

24/3/17 Ruth Green

8568-a Sad And Lonely Blues OK 8140, Doc DOCD 5511
8569-a Mama's Got Something, I Know You Want It OK 8140, Doc DOCD 5511

24/3/17 Johnny Bayersdorffer and his Jazzola Novelty Orchestra

8570-a I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Riding Now OK 40133, Timeless CBC1-014, Frèmeaux FA 039, Topaz TPZ 1049
8571-a The Waffle Man's Call OK 40133, Timeless CBC1-014, Jazz Archives 157992

Note: 8572 & 8573 not traced.

24/3/17 Original Valentin Choral Club Quintette

8574-a Sing On OK 8135, Doc DOCD 5340
8575-a Give Me That Old-Time Religion OK 8135, Doc DOCD 5340

Note: 8576 - 8630 were recorded in Atlanta in mid to late March 1924.


THE JANUARY 1925 OKEH SESSIONS

Note: 8873- 8885 were recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida. Others not traced.

Note: Tom Tsotsi suggests that matrices 8887 and 8888 may have also been recorded by Dr. and/or Agnes Roach and issued as Roach #1.

1925/1/22 Dr. James F. Roach

8889-a Guè Guè Solingaie Roach 2-A

1925/1/22 Halfway House Orchestra

8890-a Pussy Cat Rag OK 40318, Topaz TPZ 1049,Jazz Oracle BDW 8001,Timeless CBC1-014
8891-a Barataria OK 40318, Frèmeaux FA 039, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001, Timeless CBC1-014, Jazz Archives 157992

25/1/22 Billy Mack And Mary Mack

8892-a Black But Sweet, Oh God! OK 8195, RST JPCD 1517-2

25/1/22 John Tobin's Midnight Serenaders

8893-a I'm Afraid To Care For You OK 40297, Timeless CBC1-014

Note: 8894 not traced. Several discographers have raised the possibility that matrix 8894 was used for a second tune by Tobin. Brian Rust and Tom Tsotsi second this suggestion. OK 40297 paired the above tune [8893] with one by the Scranton Sirens Orchestra from their 1925/1/24 session.

25/1/22 Anthony Parenti's Famous Melody Boys

8895-a That's A Plenty OK 40308, Frog DGF 4, Timeless CBC1-014
8896-a Cabaret Echoes OK 40308, Frog DGF 4, Topaz TPZ 1049, Timeless CBC1-014

25/1/22 Billy Mack and Mary Mack

8897-B My Heart-Breakin' Gal OK 8195, RST JPCD 1517-2

25/1/23 Papalia and his Orchestra

8898-a Cross-Word Mama You're Puzzling Me OK 40347, Jazz Archives 157992
8899-a Sometime When You're Alone OK 40347

Note: Earlier editions of Rust and Kinkle have this title as Sometimes When You're Alone, but OK 40437 has Sometime.

25/1/23 Brownlee's Orchestra of New Orleans

8900-a Peculiar OK 40337, Jazz Archives 157992
8901-a Dirty Rag OK 40337, Topaz TPZ 1049

25/1/23 Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings

8902-a Baby OK 40422, Timeless CBC1-014, VIL CD013-2, Classics 1150
8903-B I Never Knew What A Gal Could Do OK 40422, Timeless CBC1-014, VIL CD013-2, Classics 1150
8904-a She's Crying For Me Blues OK 40327, Timeless CBC1-014, VIL CD013-2, Best of Jazz 4050, Classics 1150
8905-a Golden Leaf Strut OK 40327, Timeless CBC1-014, Topaz TPZ 1049, VIL CD013-2, Best of Jazz 4050, Classics 1150

25/1/23 Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

Note: The OK labels state: "Playing at Spanish Fort"

8906-a Original Tuxedo Rag OK 8215, Disky DCD 800?, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Timeless CBC1-014, Azure AZ-CD-13
8907-a Careless Love OK 8198, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Timeless CBC1-014, Azure AZ-CD-13
8908-a Black Rag OK 8198, Frèmeaux FA 039, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Timeless CBC1-014, Azure AZ-CD-13

25/1/24 Scranton Sirens Orchestra

8909-a Why Should I Believe In You? OK 40297
8910-B Common Street Blues OK 40329

25/1/24 Agnes F. Roach

8911-a Reflets Dans l'Eau Roach 2B

Note: This is the title of Images [Book 1, No.1] by Claude Debussy.

Note: Label has Reflets Ians l'Eau.

Note: 8912 - 8924 were recorded in Detroit on January 28 & 29, 1925.


THE MARCH 1925 VICTOR SESSIONS

Note: Masters B32100-32112 were used in Houston, Texas

1925/3/22 The Boswell Sisters

B 32113-4 You Can Call Me Baby All The Time Vi rejected
B 32114-1 I'm Gonna Cry (Crying Blues) Vi 19639, ASV 5014
B 32132-3 Pal O' Mine Vi rejected

Note: The reason for the use of matrix 32132 out of order is not known.

25/3/23 Anthony Parenti and his Famous Melody Boys

B 32115-5 Dizzy Lizzie Vi 19697, Frog DGF 4
B 32116-2 French Market Blues Vi 19697, Frog DGF 4

Note: Label of Vi 19697 reads Dizzie Lizzie.

25/3/24 Anthony Parenti and his Famous Melody Boys

B 32117-3 La Vida- Medley Fox Trot Ida/Gypsy Love Song Vi 19698, Frog DGF 4
B 32118-3 Be Yourself Vi 19698, Frog DGF 4
B 32119-1 12th Street Blues Vi 19647, Frog DGF 4
B 32119-4 12th Street Blues RCA [F] B&W 741107,Frog DGF 4
B 32120-2 Creole Blues RCA [F] B&W 741107, Frog DGF4
B 32120-3 Creole Blues Vi 19647, Frog DGF 4, Jazz Archives 157992

25/3/25 Piron's New Orleans Orchestra

B 32121-3 Red Man Blues Vi 19646, Azure AZ-CD-13
B 32121-5 Red Man Blues Azure AZ-CD-13
B 32122-3 Do Just As I Say Vi 19646, Azure AZ-CD-13

25/3/25 The Boswell Sisters

B 32123-4 Dad Vi rejected
B 32124-3 Nights When I'm Lonely ASV 5014
B 32124-4 Nights When I'm Lonely Vi 19639

25/3/26 New Orleans Rhythm Kings

B 32125-1 She's Cryin' For Me BB B-10956, Frog DGF 2, VIL CD013-2, Vic RA 5328, RCA FPM1-7003
B 32125-4 She's Cryin' For Me Vi 19645, 28206, Frog DGF 2, VIL CD013-2, Vic RA 5328, RCA FPM1-7003, Classics 1150
B 32126-1 Everybody Loves Somebody Blues [But Nobody Loves Me] Vi 19645, 28206, Frog DGF 2, VIL CD013-2, Vic RA 5328, RCA FPM1-7003
B 32126-2 Everybody Loves Somebody Blues [But Nobody Loves Me] BB B-10956, Frog DGF 2, VIL CD013-2, Vic RA 5328, RCA FPM1-7003, Classics 1150

Note: One take of B 32125 is on Best of Jazz 4050

Note: Matrix 32127 recorded in New York on April 3, 1926 by Pablo Casals.
32128 - 32131 were recorded by Waring's Pennsylvanians in Camden, N.J.


THE SEPTEMBER 1925 COLUMBIA SESSIONS

Note: From this date onwards, all sessions were electrically recorded.

1925/9/23 Wisdom Sisters

W 140986-1 Amazing Grace Co rejected
W 140986-2 Amazing Grace Co rejected

Note: Above information from J.R.T.Davies and Brian Rust. The Wisdom Sisters also recorded this song as matrix #142096 in Atlanta on April 22, 1926, issued as Co 15093-D.

25/9/23 Parenti's Liberty Syncopators

W 140987-1 Strut Yo' Stuff Co 1549-D, Frog DGF 4
W 140988-1 Midnight Papa Co 545-D, Frog DGF 4
W 140989-2 I Need Some Lovin' Co 1549-D, Frog DGF 4
W 140990-1 Cabaret Echoes Co 545-D, Frog DGF 4

Note: Co 1549-D as by La Veeda Dance Orch.

25/9/23 Imperial Serenaders

W 140991-1-2 Climax Rag Co rejected

25/9/24 New Orleans Owls

W 140992-2 Stomp Off - Let's Go Co 489-D, Frog DGF 2
W 140993-2 Oh Me! Oh My Co 489-D, Frog DGF 2
W 140994-2 The Owls' Hoot Co 605-D, Frog DGF 2
W 140995-1-2 Zero Co rejected

25/9/23 Wisdom Sisters

W 140996-1 Sitting At the Feet of Jesus Co rejected
W 140996-2 Sitting At the Feet of Jesus Co rejected

Note: Above information from Brian Rust and J.R.T.Davies and Keith Chandler from Columbia logs. The Wisdom Sisters also recorded this song as matrix W 142097 in Atlanta on April 22, 1926, issued as Co 15093-D.

25/9/25 The Halfway House Dance Orchestra (direction of Albert Brunies)

W 140997-1 Squeeze Me Co 541-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 140998-1 Maple Leaf Rag Co 476-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001, Jazz Archives 157992
W 140999-2 Let Me Call You Sweetheart Co 476-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 141000-2 New Orleans Shuffle Co 541-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

25/9/26 The Fuzzywuzzy Twins (Leclerc and McCarthy)

W 141001 You'll Never Do The Same Thing Over Again Co rejected
W 141002 I Want Nobody But You Co rejected
W 141003 Why Should I Believe In You Co rejected
W 141004 Wondering Why Co rejected

Note: W 141005 - 141017 recorded in Atlanta September through October 3, 1925.


THE APRIL 1926 COLUMBIA SESSIONS

Note: 141999 recorded in New York by Ross Gorman on April 22, 1926.

1926/4/12 Parenti's Liberty Syncopators

W 142000-2 Up Jumped The Devil Co 836-D, Frog DGF 4
W 142001-1-2 Cafè Capers Co rejected
W 142002-1-2 Up And At 'Em Co rejected
W 142003-1 Weary Blues Co 1264-D, Frog DGF 4
W 142004-1 New Crazy Blues Co 836-D, Frog DGF 4
W 142004- 2 New Crazy Blues Co 836-D, Frog DGF 4
W 142005-1 African Echoes Co 1264-D, Frog DGF 4

26/4/13 The Halfway House Dance Orchestra (direction of Albert Brunies)

W 142006-2 Snookum Co 1041-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 142007-2 Since You're Gone Co 681-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 142008-1 It Belongs To You Co 1041-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 142009-2 I'm In Love Co 681-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

Note: Some issues of the above titles as by Albert Brunies and his Original Halfway House Dance Orchestra.

26/4/13 St. Mark's Chanters

W 142010-1 'Buked and Scorned Co 14198-D, Doc DOCD 5542
W 142011-1 So High Co 14198-D, Doc DOCD 5542
W 142012-1 Live Humble Co 14149-D, Doc DOCD 5542
W 142013-1 My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race Co 14149-D, Doc DOCD 5542

26/4/13 Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

W 142014-2 I'm Satisfied You Love Me Co 14200-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
W 142015-2 My Josephine Co 636-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
W 142016-1 Station Calls Co 636-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
W 142016-2 Station Calls Co 636-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
W 142017-2 Give Me Some More Co 14200-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002

26/4/14 New Orleans Owls

W 142018-1-2 Spaghetti Co rejected
W 142019-3 Piccadilly Co 1158-D, Frog DGF 2, Jazz Archives 157992
W 142020-2 Tampeekoe Co 688-D, Frog DGF 2
W 142021-2 Dynamite Co 1045-D, Frog DGF 2
W 142022-1 Pretty Baby Co 1045-D, Frog DGF 2
W 142023-2 West End Romp Co 688-D, Frog DGF 2

26/4/14 Willie Jackson

W 142024-2 Bad, Bad Mama Co 14156-D, Azure AZ-CD-13
W 142025-1 Willie Jackson's Blues Co 14136-D, Azure AZ-CD-13
W 142026-2 She Keeps It Up All The Time Co 14156-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Frèmeaux FA 039
W 142027-2 Old New Orleans Blues Co 14136-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, EPM 157612

Note: Co 14136 as Willie Jackson (A Big Boy With The Blues), and Co 14156 as Willie Jackson from New Orleans.

Note: 142028-142034 recorded by Dock Walsh in Atlanta on April 17, 1926.


THE MARCH 1927 VICTOR SESSIONS

Note: Victor were in Atlanta from February 16-21.

Note: Victor were in Memphis from February 24-March 1. Final matrix BVE37974.

1927/3/5 Genevieve Davis acc. Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight

BVE 37975-1 Haven't Got A Dollar To Pay Your House Rent Man Vi 20648, Frog DGF 5, EPM 157612
BVE 37975-2 Haven't Got A Dollar To Pay Your House Rent Man Frog DGF5

1927/3/5 Genevieve Davis and Leonard Mitchell acc. Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight

BVE 37976- I've Got Something Frog DGF5
BVE 37976-2 I've Got Something Vi 20648, Frog DGF 5

27/3/5 Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight

BVE 37977-1 Pretty Audrey Vi 20723, Frog DGF 5, Yazoo 2025
BVE 37977-2 Pretty Audrey Vi "Hold Indefinitely"

Note: Laurie Wright quotes comments on the original recording sheet.

27/3/7 Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight

BVE 37978-1 To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa Vi "Hold"
BVE 37978-2 To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa Vi 20723, Frèmeaux FA 039, Frog DGF 5, Yazoo 2024, ABC 836188-2
BVE 37979-1 Franklin Street Blues Vi 20580, Topaz TPZ 1049, Frog DGF 5, Disky DCD 800?, Giants of Jazz CD 53016, BBC CD 588, Gold Sound 771, Jazz Archives 157992
BVE 37979-2 Franklin Street Blues Vi "Destroy"
BVE 37979-3 Franklin Street Blues Vi "Hold 30 days"
BVE 37980-1 Red Onion Drag Vi 20580, Frog DGF 5
BVE 37980-2 Red Onion Drag Vi "Destroy"
BVE 37980-3 Red Onion Drag Vi 20580

Note: Laurie Wright quotes comments on the original recording sheets. He adds that the disposition for matrix 37980-1 was originally "Hold Indefinitely", with take-3 marked "Master", but says that he knows of no copy using take-3.

27/3/7 Ann Cook [acc. Louis Dumaine]

BVE 37981-1 Mamma Cookie Frog DGF5
BVE 37981-3 Mamma Cookie Vi 20579, Frog DGF 5, EPM 157612
BVE 37982-1 He's The Sweetest Black Man In Town Vi 20579, Frog DGF 5, EPM 157612

Note: There is a photograph of Ann Cook in Bill Russell's American Music.

27/3/8 Rev. Isaiah Shelton

BVE 37983-2,3 The Liar Vi 20583, Doc DOCD 5389
BVE 37984-2 As The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest Vi 20583, Doc DOCD 5389

27/3/9 Mount Zion Baptist Quartet of Mobile*
Mount Zion Baptist Quartette**

BVE 37985-2 Let The Church Roll On* Vi 20582, Doc DOCD 5541
BVE 37986-1 I Shall Not Be Moved** Vi 21350, Doc DOCD 5541
BVE 37987-3 Hard Trials, Great Tribulations* Vi 20582, Doc DOCD 5541
BVE 37988-1 They Called Me A Liar** Vi 21350, Doc DOCD 5541

27/3/9 New Orleans University Glee Club

BVE 37989-3 The Old Ark's A-Moverin' Vi 20566, Doc DOCD 5555
BVE 37990-2 Climbing Jacob's Ladder Vi 20566, Doc DOCD 5555

27/3/9 Florence White

BVE 37991-1 Baby Dear, I Don't Want No One But You Vi 20584, Doc DOCD 5518
BVE 37992-1 Cold Rocks Was My Pillow Vi 20584, Doc DOCD 5518

27/3/10 John Hyman's Bayou Stompers

BVE 37993-1 Ain't Love Grand Vi X 3029, Frog DGF 2
BVE 37993-2 Ain't Love Grand Vi 20593, Frog DGF 2
BVE 37994-3 Alligator Blues Vi X 3029, Frog DGF 2
BVE 37994-4 Alligator Blues Vi 20593, Frog DGF 2

27/3/10 Megginson Female Quartet*/Quartette**

BVE 37995-1 God Got His Eyes On You Vi 20581*, Doc DOCD 5540
BVE 37996-1 My Road Is Rough And Rocky All The Way Vi 20856**, Doc DOCD 5540
BVE 37997-2 Oh! What A Change Took Place In My Heart Vi 20856**, Doc DOCD 5540
BVE 37998-2 Got The Great Big World In His Hands Vi 20581*, Doc DOCD 5540

Note: **Vi 20856 as by Megginson Female Quartette

27/3/10 or 11 Dr. E. S. Lewis

BVE 37999-1 An Address to Friends Private issue

27/3/11 Richard (Rabbit) Brown

BVE 38000-1 James Alley Vi 20578, EPM 157612, Doc DOCD 5003, Smithsonian FP253
BVE 38001-1 Great Northern Blues Vi unissued
BVE 38002-1 Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Vi 21475, Doc DOCD 5003
BVE 38003-1 I'm Not Jealous Vi 20578, Doc DOCD 5003
CVE 38004-1 Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child Vi 35840, Doc DOCD 5003
CVE 38005-1 Sinking Of The Titanic Vi 35840, Doc DOCD 5003, Unsinkable TSCD 22798

Note: Vi 35840 is twelve-inch.

Note: The artist's nickname is in parenthesis (as shown above) on the original Victor labels; it is not in asterisks.

Note: There is an article on Richard (Rabbit) Brown by Kevin S. Fontenot in The Jazz Archivist 13; it is displayed at http://www.bluesworld.com/RabbitBrown.html

Note: Victor used 38006/7/8 on April 21, 1927 and 38009 on April 25, in Camden, N.J.



THE APRIL 1927 COLUMBIA SESSIONS

Note: 143947 & 143948 were recorded in Atlanta on April 8, 1927 by Vick Myers' Orchestra.

1927/4/11 Joe Mannone's Harmony Kings

143949-2 Sadness Will Be Gladness Co 14282-D, Classics 774, Collectors Classics COCD-3
143950-2 Cat's Head Co 14282-D, Classics 774, Collectors Classics COCD-3
143951-2 Up The Country Blues Co 1044-D, Classics 774, Collectors Classics COCD-3, Jazz Archives 157992
143952-2 Ringside Stomp Co 1044-D, Classics 774, Collectors Classics COCD-3

27/4/11 Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

143953-1 Dear Almanzoer Co 14220-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
143954-2 Papa's Got The Jim Jams Co 14220-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
143955-1 As You Like It Co 14259-D, BBC CD 588, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Gold Sound 771, Frèmeaux FA 039, Topaz TPZ 1049, Azure AZ-CD-13, Giants of Jazz CD 53016
143956-1 Just For You Dear I'm Crying Co 14259-D, Azure AZ-CD-13 Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
143956-3 Just For You Dear I'm Crying Co 14259-D, Azure AZ-CD-13 Jazz Oracle BDW 8002

27/4/12 Mary Flood Gates

143957-2 Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me? Co 1043-D
143958-2 You'll Leave Me Blue [When You Leave] Co 1043-D

27/4/12 Bush Family Sacred Singers

143959-1 He Pardoned Me Co rejected
143959-2 He Pardoned Me Co rejected
143960-2 Music In My Soul Co 15157-D
143961-1 Mother Dear Is Waiting Co unissued
143961-2 Mother Dear Is Waiting Co unissued
143962-2 On My Way To Jesus Co 15157-D

27/4/13 Rev. Lionel Jackson

143963-1-2 Baptism At The River Co unissued
143964-1-2 Come And See A Man Co unissued

27/4/13 Mr & Mrs R. N. Grisham

143965-1 Reaching To You Co 15177-D
143966-1 We'll Be Home Again Co 15177-D
143966-2 We'll Be Home Again Co 15177-D

Note: It is not clear whether Co 15177-D was issued from 143966-1 or 143966-2 or both.

27/4/13 Leake County Revelers

143967-2 Johnson Gal Co 15149-D, Doc DOCD 8029
143968-2 Leather Breeches Co 15149-D, Doc DOCD 8029
143969-1 Wednesday Night Waltz Co 15189-D, Doc DOCD 8029
143970-1 Good Night Waltz Co 15189-D, Doc DOCD 8029

27/4/14 Rev. C. F. Thornton

143971-2 Keep Him From Rising Co 14233-D, Doc DOCD 5389
143972-1 The Prodigal Son Co 14233-D
143972-2 The Prodigal Son Co 14233-D, Doc DOCD 5389

27/4/14 Rev. Frank Cotton

143973-1-2 Man Ought To Always Pray Co unissued
143974-1-2 Let Jesus Lead You Co unissued

27/4/14 Sam Morgan's Jazz Band

143975-1 Steppin' On The Gas Co 14258-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Azure AZ-CD-13
143976-2 Everybody's Talking About Sammy Co 14213-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Azure AZ-CD-13
143977-2 Mobile Stomp Co 14258-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Disky DCD 800?, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Archives 157992
143978-2 Sing On pp; Co 14213-D, Co 14539-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Archives 157992

27/4/15 New Orleans Owls

143979-1 So Long, Joe Co Rejected
143980-1 Killing Time Co Rejected
143981-1 That's A Plenty Co 1547-D, Topaz TPZ 1049 Fremeaux FA 039, Frog DGF 2, Giants of Jazz CD 53016, BBC CD 588
143982-1 Meat On The Table Co 1158-D, Frog DGF 2, Jazz Archives 157992

27/4/15 Halfway House Dance Orchestra

143983-1 Won't You Be My Lovin' Baby BRS 19, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
143984-3 I Don't Want To Remember VJM VLP-22 [LP], Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

Note: BRS 19 issued as by Abbie Brunies' Halfway House Orch.

Note: 143985/86 recorded in New York on April 19, 1927 by Walter Davison's Louisville Loons


THE OCTOBER 1927 COLUMBIA SESSIONS

Note: Columbia's October-November 1927 field trip started in New Orleans and then moved on to Atlanta, Georgia. 144852/853 were recorded in New York on October 13, 1927 [by Martha Copeland]. 144918/919 were recorded in New York on October 27, 1927 [by Bessie Smith]. 144956/957 were recorded in New York on November 4, 1927 [by Andy Razaf]. It would appear that the field trip were allocated a series of master numbers starting with W 145000

1927/10/22 Sam Morgan's Jazz Band

W 145000-2 Short Dress Gal Co 14351-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002,Jazz Archives 157992
W 145001-2 Bogalousa Strut Co 14351-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Frèmeaux FA 039
W 145002-1 Down By The Riverside Co 14267-D, Azure AZ-CD-13 Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Jazz Archives 157992
W 145003-1 Over In The Glory Land Co 14267-D, Co 14539-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Yazoo 2024 Azure AZ-CD-13

27/10/24 Mr and Mrs R. N. Grisham and Daughter

W 145004-2 Angels Tell My Mother I'll Be There Co 15255-D
W 145005-1 ŒTis Wonderful Co 15255-D
W 145005-2 ŒTis Wonderful Co 15255-D

Note: It is not clear whether Co 15255-D was issued from 145005-1 or 145005-2 or both.

27/10/24 Mr and Mrs R. N. Grisham

W 145006-1 'Twill all be glory over there Co rejected
W 145006-2 'Twill all be glory over there Co rejected
W 145007-1 I'll be a friend of Jesus Co rejected
W 145007-2 I'll be a friend of Jesus Co rejected

27/10/24 Halfway House Dance Orchestra (direction of Albert Brunies)

W 145008-1-2 Why Did You Make Me Cry? Co rejected
W 145009-1-2 When You've Lost Your Baby Co rejected
W 145010-1 When I'm Blue Co 1263-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 145011-2 I Want Somebody To Love Co 1263-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

Note: Co 1263 issued by The Halfway House Dance Orchestra (direction of Albert Brunies).

27/10/25 Leake County Revelers

W 145012-2 My Wild Irish Rose Co 15776-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 145013-1 My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean Co 15227-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 145014-2 In The Good Old Summertime Co 15227-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 145015-2 Listen To The Mocking Bird Co 15776-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 145016-2 The Old Hat Co 15205-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 145017-2 Monkey In The Dog Cart Co 15205-D, Doc DOCD 8029

Note: Document DOCD 8029 shows the above six masters as recorded in Atlanta, Georgia on October 25, 1927. Brian Rust states categorically that these were all recorded in New Orleans, not Atlanta. Richard Spottswood concurs. Their place in the sequence of matrices makes the recording location of Atlanta unlikely.

The Columbia Master Book Discography, Volume III by Brian Rust confirms the location of the above recordings as New Orleans.

Note: Issues on other labels [e.g. Velvet Tone and Clarion] as by Texarkana Melody Boys.

27/10/25 Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

W 145018-3 When I'm With You Co 14323-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
W 145019-2 It's Jam Up Co 14323-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Jazz Archives 157992

27/10/25 Blind Gilbert's Tin Roofers

W 145020-1-2 Dump Cart Co rejected
W 145021-1-2 Cornet Omelet Co rejected

Note: In the 'forties, Bill Russell recorded a Frank "Blind Gilbert" Meistier on guitar in New Orleans for his American Music label. Brian Rust comments: "As far as I know, the Blind Gilbert that Bill Russell recorded in the 1940s was the same one as made the Tin Roofers".

27/10/26 New Orleans Owls

W 145022-2 The New Twister Co 1547-D, Frog DGF 2
W 145023-2 Goose Pimples Co 1261-D, Frog DGF 2
W 145024-2 Throwin' The Horns Co 1261-D, Frog DGF 2

27/10/26 Dixie Instrumental Four

W 145025-1-2 Silver Slipper Rag Co rejected
W 145026-1-2 Dizzy Lou Co rejected

27/10/26 Ralph Pollock and his Orchestra

W 145027-2 Why Should I Say That I'm Sorry (When Nobody's Sorry But Me) Co 1197-D
W 145028-3 An Old Guitar And An Old Refrain Co 1197-D

27/10/27 Bush Brothers

W 145029-2 Saved By His Grace Co 15203-D
W 145030-2 He Pardoned Me Co 15203-D
W 145031-1 Hallelujah! He Is Mine Co 15235-D
W 145032-1 Oh Wonderful Day Co 15235-D
W 145033-2 Mother Dear Is Waiting Co 15368-D
W 145034-1 Called Home Co 15368-D

27/10/27 Mary Flood Gates

W 145035-1 If I'd only believed in you Co rejected
W 145035-2 If I'd only believed in you Co rejected
W 145036-1 I had you-I lost you-I found you Co rejected
W 145036-2 I had you-I lost you-I found you Co rejected
W 145037-1 I'd do it all over again Co 1270-D
W 145037-2 I'd do it all over again Co 1270-D
W 145038-2 Does it make any difference to you Co 1270-D

Note: It is not clear whether Co 1270-D was issued from 145037-1 or 145037-2 or both.

27/10/28 John Hammond (as John Hassell)

W 145039-1 Aloha oe Clarion 5237C
W 145040-1 Blue Danube Waltz Clarion 5033C
W 145040-2 Blue Danube Waltz Clarion 5033C
W 145041-2 By the waters of Minnetonka Clarion 5238C
W 145042-1 Drowsy water Clarion 5235C

Note: John Hassell was an organist.

Note: It is not clear whether Clarion 5033C was issued from 145040-1 or 145040-2 or both.

Note: 145043 to 145045 were recorded in Atlanta by Riley Puckett on October 31.
145062/063/064/065/103/104/106/108/112/115/132/133/134135/136/137/155/156/174/175/192/193/198/199/216/217 were all recorded in Atlanta after the New Orleans sessions.


THE APRIL 1928 COLUMBIA SESSIONS

Note: W 146000 to W 146175 were recorded in Atlanta between April 10 to 21, 1928.

1928/4/24 Lillian Glinn

W 146176-3 The Man I Love Is Worth Talking About Co 14330-D, Doc DOCD 5184
W 146177-2 Best Friend Blues Co 14330-D, Doc DOCD 5184
W 146178-2 Lost Letter Blues Co 14360-D, Doc DOCD 5184
W 146179-2 Packing House Blues Co 14360-D, Doc DOCD 5184
W 146180-1 Shake It Down Co 14315-D, Doc DOCD 5184

28/4/24 Art Gillham as Barrel-House Pete

W 146181-1-2 St. Louis Blues Co rejected
W 146182-1-2 Memphis Blues Co rejected
W 146183-1-2 Some Of These Days Co rejected
W 146184-1-2 Hesitation Blues Co rejected

28/4/25 Will Day & Willis Harris

W 146185-1-2 West Texas Blues Co unissued

28/4/25 Will Day

W 146186-2 Central Avenue Blues Co 14318-D, Doc DOCD 5162

28/4/25 Will Day & Alberta Brown

W 146187-1-2 To be named* Co unissued

Note: * Entry in Columbia logs.

28/4/25 Alberta Brown

W 146188-2 Lonely Blues Co 14321-D, Doc DOCD 5489
W 146189-2 How Long Co 14321-D, Doc DOCD 5489

28/4/25 Lillian Glinn

W 146190-2 Where Have All the Black Men Gone Co 14315-D, Doc DOCD 5184

28/4/25 Will Day

W 146191-2 Sunrise Blues Co 14318-D, Doc DOCD 5162

28/4/25 Johnnie Miller's New Orleans Frolickers

W 146192-1 Everybody's Got Someone To Love Them Co unissued
W 146193-3 Panama Co 1546-D, Frèmeaux FA 039, Timeless CBC1-001, Frog DGF 5
W 146194-2 Dipper Mouth Blues Co 1546-D, Timeless CBC1-001, Frog DGF 5

28/4/26 Bush Brothers

W 146195-1 I've Found A Friend Co rejected
W 146195-2 I've Found A Friend Co rejected
W 146196-2 When The Gates Of Glory Open Co 15263-D
W 146197-2 On The Glory Road Co 15263-D
W 146198-1 What Love Co rejected
W 146198-2 What Love Co rejected

28/4/26 Mr and Mrs R. N. Grisham

W 146199-1 Just Beyond The Gates Co 15305-D
W 146199-2 Just Beyond The Gates Co 15305-D
W 146200-1 We're Drifting On Co 15379-D
W 146200-2 We're Drifting On Co 15379-D
W 146201-1 The Heart That Was Broken For Me Co 15379-D
W 146201-2 The Heart That Was Broken For Me Co 15379-D
W 146202-1 I'll Be A Friend To Jesus Co 15305-D
W 146202-2 I'll Be A Friend To Jesus Co 15305-D

Note: It is not clear which takes were issued on Co 15305 and Co 15379.

28/4/26 Bush Brothers

W 146203-2 Does Your Path Seem Long Co 15287-D
W 146204-1 Complete For All The World Co 15287-D

28/4/26 Albert Brunies and his Halfway House Orchestra

W 146205-1 Love Dreams Co 1542-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 146206-2 I Hate Myself For Lovin' You VJM VLP-22, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 146207-1 Let Your Lips Touch My Lips VJM VLP-22, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

28/4/27 Leake County Revelers

W 146208-2 Been To The East - Been To The West Co 15318-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 146209-3 Crow Black Chicken Co 15318-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 146210-2, 3 Make Me A Bed on the Floor Co 15264-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 146211-2 Merry Widow Waltz Co 15264-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 146212-1, 2 Julia Waltz Co unissued
W 146213-2 They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me Co 15292-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 146214-2 Put Me In My little Bed Co 15292-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 146215-1, 2 Coon, Coon, Coon Co unissued

Note: Dick Raichelson suggests 146212 and 146215 may have been rejected.

Note: Julia Waltz was remade 1928/12/13 [matrix 147629] and accepted.

Note: The Columbia Master Book Discography, Volume III by Brian Rust confirms 146212 and and 146215 as rejected.

28/4/27 Joseph F. Falcon

W 146216-2 The Waltz That Carried Me To My Grave Co 15275-D
W 146217-2 Lafayette Co 15275-D, Fremeaux FA 019

Note: Although this song is often referred to as Allons A Lafayette, this is not how it appears on the label.

28/4/27 Albert Brunies and his Halfway House Orchestra

W 146218-2 I'll Go Back To That Dear Old Pal O' Mine VJM VLP-22 [LP], Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 146219-3 Tell Me Who Co 1542-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 146220-3 Wylie Avenue Blues Australian Co 01437, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

28/4/27 Tony Parenti's New Orleanians

W 146221-2 In The Dungeon Co 1548-D, Frog DGF 4
W 146222-1 When You and I Were Pals Co 1548-D, Frog DGF 4

28/4/28 John Hammond (as John Hassel)

W 146223-1 Gypsy Love Song Harmony 820-H
W 146223-2 Gypsy Love Song Harmony 820-H
W 146224-1 O Sole Mio Harmony 650-H
W 146224-2 O Sole Mio Harmony 650-H
W 146225-1 Love Me And The World Is Mine Harmony 820-H
W 146225-2 Love Me And The World Is Mine Harmony 820-H
W 146226-1 La Paloma Harmony 650-H
W 146226-2 La Paloma Harmony rejected

Note: It is not clear which takes were issued on Harmony 650 and 820.

Note: 146227/28/29/30 recorded in Los Angeles on May 3, 1928 by Anson Weeks


THE [EARLY] NOVEMBER 1928 BRUNSWICK SESSIONS

Note: Brunswick were previously in Dallas from October 18 ­ 27, where they used matrices DAL676-745.

Note: 746 not traced. They went on to Birmingham, where between November 12 ­ 15 they used matrices BIRM 769 ­ 815. The matrix number 746 without a prefix was used by the New Republic label in NYC in the early 'twenties, and by the Greek Record Company in Chicago in the 'twenties. MEM-746 was recorded by Brunswick in Memphis on February 18, 1930 and LAE 746 was recorded by Brunswick in Los Angeles on April 4, 1930.

1928/11/00 Monk Hazel and his Bienville Roof Orchestra

NOR-747-A Sizzling The Blues Br 4181, Timeless CBC1-001, Frog DGF 5
NOR-748-A High Society Br 4181, Topaz TPZ 1049, Frog DGF 5, Timeless CBC1-001, Giants of Jazz CD 53016, Gold Sound 771
NOR-749-A Git-Wit-It Br 4182, 3972, Timeless CBC1-001, Frog DGF 5
NOR-750-A Ideas Br 4182, 3972, Frog DGF 5, Jazz Archives 157992, Timeless CBC1-001

Note: Br. 4181 and 4182 issued as Monk Hazel and his Beinville Roof Orchestra (direction of Sharkey Bonano)

28/11/00 Frankie Quartell and His Little Club Orchestra

NOR-751-A Pining Br 4183
NOR-752-A Sweet Baby Br 4183

Note: These two tunes were issued on Sunbeam LP MFC-7 "Those great Brunswick phonograph records."

28/11/00 Tony Parenti's New Orleanians

NOR-753-A Gumbo Br 4184, Frog DGF 4
NOR-754-A You Made Me Like It Baby Br 4184, Frog DGF 4

28/11/00 Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman

NOR-755 The Yellow Coon Has No Race Br unissued

28/11/00 Bo Chatman

NOR-756 Good Old Turnip Greens Br 7048, Doc DOCD 5078

28/11/00 Mary Butler

NOR-757 Bungalow Blues Br 7046, Doc DOCD 5078
NOR-758 Mary Blues Br 7046, Doc DOCD 5078
NOR-759 Electrocuted Blues Br 7049, Doc DOCD 5078
NOR-760 Mad Dog Blues Br 7049, RST BDCD 6017

28/11/00 Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman

NOR-761 Corrine Corrina Br 7080, Doc DOCD 5078

28/11/00 Bo Chatman

NOR-762-B East Jackson Blues Br 7048, Doc DOCD 5078

28/11/00 Blind Roger Hays

NOR-763 On My Way To Heaven Br 7047, Doc DOCD 5106
NOR-764 I Must Be Blind I Cannot See Br 7047, Doc DOCD 5106

28/11/00 Collier Trio

NOR-765 The Bluebird Waltz Br 289, Br 52076
NOR-766 Irene Waltz Br 289, Br 52076
NOR-767 Over the Waves Br 288
NOR-768 Ben Hur March Br 288

Note: Brunswick were subsequently in Birmingham c. November 12-15, 1928, where they used matrices BIRM769 to 815 and then in Memphis where they used matrices M 816-853, and then in St. Louis where they used matrices M 854-857.


THE DECEMBER 1928 COLUMBIA SESSIONS

Note: Columbia were in Dallas from December 3 to 9, 1928 where they used matrices 147530 - 147623.

1928/12/12 Leake County Revelers

W 147624-2 Bring Me A Bottle Co 15380-D, Doc DOCD 8029

W 147625-2 Birds In The Brook Co 15625-D, Doc DOCD 8029
28/12/13 Leake County Revelers

W 147626-2 Rockin' Yodel Co 15353-D, Doc DOCD 8029, Trikont US-0246-2
W 147627-2 Memories Co 15767-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 147628-2 Magnolia Waltz Co 15625-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 147629-1 Julia Waltz Co 15353-D, Doc DOCD 8029
W 147630-1, 2 Texas Kickin' Maud Co unissued
W 147631-2 Molly Put The Kettle On Co 15380-D, Doc DOCD 8029

28/12/13 Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

W 147632-2 The Sweetheart of T.K.O. Co 14396-D, Azure AZ-CD-13,Jazz Oracle BDW 8002
W 147633-2 Ta-Ta Daddy Co 14396-D, Azure AZ-CD-13, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002

28/12/14 Adam Trehan

W 147634-2 The Walts Of Our Little Town Co 40501-F
W 147635-2 The Pretty Gals Don't Want Me Co 40501-F
W 147636-1 Do You Think Work Is Hard? Co 40509-F
W 147637-2 Arcadian Waltz Co 40509-F

28/12/14 The Norris Quartet

W 147638-1 I've Been Redeemed Co rejected
W 147638-2 I've Been Redeemed Co rejected
W 147639-1 Precious Memories Co rejected
W 147639-2 Precious Memories Co rejected

28/12/14 Jones County Boys

W 147640-1-2 Coon Hunting Blues Co unissued
W 147641-1-2 Jones County Blues Co unissued

28/12/14 or 15 The Victory Four

W 147642-1 Don't Forget To Pray Co rejected
W 147642-2 Don't Forget To Pray Co rejected
W 147643-1 Look For Me, I'll Be There Co rejected
W 147643-2 Look For Me, I'll Be There Co rejected

28/12/14 or 15 McQueen Quartet

W 147644-1 Lovesick Blues Co rejected
W 147644-2 Lovesick Blues Co rejected
W 147645-1 Liza Jane Co rejected
W 147645-2 Liza Jane Co rejected

28/12/15 Gatwood Square Dance Band

W 147646-2 Third Party Co 15363-D
W 147647-1 Shear The Sheep Bobbie Co 15363-D

Note: This is believed to be the same group as the Rainey Old Time Band. The label reads "Calling off by Allen Rainey."

28/12/15 Rainey Old Time Band

W 147648-2 Engineer Frank Hawk Co 15675-D
W 147649-1 Crawford March Co 15675-D

Note: This is believed to be the same group as the Gatwood Square Dance Band."

28/12/15 Magee String Band

W 147650-1-2 Mister Johnson, Turn Me Loose Co unissued
W 147651-1-2 Mustard And Onions Co unissued

28/12/16 The Orleanians

W 147652-1-2-3 Banana Peel Co rejected
W 147653-1-2 Baby Co rejected

28/12/16 Segura Bros.

W 147654-1 Bury Me In A Corner Of The Yard Co 40500-F
W 147655-1 My Sweetheart Run Away Co 40500-F
W 147656-1 A Mosquito Ate Up My Sweetheart Co 40507-F, Fremeaux FA 019
W 147657-1 New Iberia Polka Co 40507-F

28/12/17 Albert Brunies and his Halfway House Orchestra

W 147658-2 Just Pretending Co 1959-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001
W 147659-2 If I Didn't Have You Co 1959-D, Jazz Oracle BDW 8001

28/12/17 Dudley and James Fawvor

W 147660-2 You Are Little And You Are Sweet Co 40505-F
W 147661-1 The Creole Waltz Co 40505-F

28/12/17 Jackson Blue Boys

W 147662-2 Hidin' On Me Co 14397-D, RST BDCD 6018
W 147663-2 Sweet Alberta Co 14397-D, RST BDCD 6018

28/12/17 Dorothy Everetts

W 147664-2 Macon Blues Co 14444-D, Doc DOCD 5510
W 147665-1 Fat Mouth Blues Co 14444-D, Doc DOCD 5510

Note: 147666/67/68 recorded in New York on December 27, 1928 by Jerome Conrad.


THE FEBRUARY/MARCH 1929 BRUNSWICK/VOCALION SESSIONS

Note: Rust and Spottswood differ on the month of some of these recordings, Rust suggesting February and Spottswood and Ross Laird [in Brunswick Records] suggesting March. Spottswood says that his dates are from the Columbia files. Where a reissue is specific as to the date, I have accepted it.

1929/3/00 Happy Bud Harrison

NO-100 Hush-a-Bye Baby Blues Vo 5328
NO-101 Long Tall Mama Blues Vo 5328
NO-102 New Orleans Mama Blues Vo 5305
NO-103 My Buddy Vo 5305

Note: Happy Bud Harrison was a white country artist.

1929/3/00 Blind Willie Harris

NO-104 Unknown Title NO-105 Unknown Title NO-106 Does Jesus Care? Vo 1273, Doc DOCD 5101
NO-107 Where He Leads Me I Will Follow Vo 1273, Doc DOCD 5101

29/3/5 Dennis McGee

NO-108 Madame Young, Give Me Your Sweetest Vo 5319, Yazoo CD 2012, Fremeaux FA 019
NO-109 My Creole Sweet Mama Vo 5319, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-110 Myself Vo 5348, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-111 You Gave Me Your Word Vo 5348, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-112 Allons a Tassone Vo 5334, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-113 Disez Goodbye A Votre Mere Vo 5334, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-114 Courville And McGee Waltz Vo 5315*, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-115 Happy-One Step Vo 5315*, Yazoo CD 2012

Note: *Vocalion 5315 issued as Courville & McGee.

29/3/5 Bessemer Sunset Four

NO-116 Lord I'm Troubled Vo 1427, Doc DOCD 5379
NO-117 In The Valley Of Peace Vo 1427, Doc DOCD 5379
NO-118 What Wonderful Love The Father Has Vo 1293,
Doc DOCD 5379
NO-119 Take This Ring With You Vo 1293, Doc DOCD 5379

29/3/5 Milton Paisant

NO-120 I Want My Rib Br 4295
NO-121 It's Tight Like That Br 4295

29/3/5 Blind Uncle Gaspard

NO-122 Natchitocheo Vo 5333, Yazoo CD 2042
NO-123 Sur Le Borde De L'Eau Vo 5333, Yazoo CD 2042

29/3/5 Delma Lachney

NO-124 Mother's Farewell Vo 5347, Yazoo CD 2042
NO-125 I Find A Pretty Girl Vo 5347, Yazoo CD 2042

29/3/5 Delma Lachney and Uncle Gaspard

NO-126 Avoyelles Vo 5314, Yazoo CD 2042
NO-127 Going Down The Road Vo 5314, Yazoo CD 2042

Note: 128-129 not traced.

29/3/5 Walter Coquille

NO-130 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 1 Br 319
NO-131 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 2 Br 319

29/3/00 Ellis Stratakos and his Hotel Jung Orchestra

NO-132 A Precious Little Thing Called Love Vo 15792
NO-133 Weary River Vo 15792

Note: These two tunes were issued on a Harrison LP "Shake it down."

Note: 134 - 137 are untraced. SA 138 - 218 were recorded in San Antonio during March, 1929.


THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1929 BRUNSWICK SESSIONS

Note: Brunswick were previously in Knoxville where they used matrices K100-166 and in Memphis from September 22 to 25, 1929 where they used matrices M 175-217. They moved on to San Antonio where they used matrices SA 269 ­ 446 between October 15 and 23, 1929.

1929/9/29 Bessemer Sunset Four

NO-218 I'm A Child Of God Vo 1451, Doc DOCD 5379
NO-219 I Will Ever Stand Vo 1451, Doc DOCD 5379
NO-220 John The Revealator Vo unissued
NO-221 Are You Ready? Vo unissued
NO-222 Adam And Eve Vo unissued
NO-223-A I'm Climbing Up Zion Hill Vo 1681, Doc DOCD 5379

Note: The version of Are You Ready on Vocalion 1681 was recorded in Atlanta on March 20, 1930 [ATL 950].

29/9/30 Angelas Le Jeunne

NO-224 La Valse De Church Point Br 368
NO-225 Petit Tes Canaigh Br 368
NO-226 Perrodin Two Step Br 369
NO-227 Valse De La Louisianne Br 369
NO-228 Valse De Pointe Noire Br 370
NO-229 Bayou Pom Pom One Step Br 370

29/9/30 Walter Coquille

NO-230 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 5 Br rejected
NO-231 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 3 Br 359

29/9/30 Adler Conner And Julian Crader

TNO-232 Valse De Boscoville Br 371
TNO-233 Lake Arthur Two Step Br 371

29/9/30 Dennis McGee

NO-234 Oil Field Waltz Vo 15846, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-235 One Step Du Mamou Vo 15846, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-236 Valse de la Penitencier Vo 15851, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-237 One Step de Chupic Vo 15851, Yazoo CD 2012

Note: 238/239 not traced.

29/10/1 Hal Jordy and his Old Absinthe House Orchestra

TNO-240 Absinthe House Stomp Br rejected
TNO-241 I Was Fooling You Br rejected

29/10/2 Guidry Brothers

NO-242 Le Garcon Chez Son Pere Vo 15854
NO-243 La Valse Du Mariage Vo 15854, Trikont US-0246-2
NO-244 Le Garcon Nègligent Vo 15849
NO-245 Homme Abandonnè Vo 15849
NO-246 La Recommendation Du Soulard Vo 15844
NO-247 Le Mes Beaux Yieux Vo 15844

29/10/2 Dennis McGee

NO-248 La Valse Des Vachers Vo 15848, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-249 Jeunes Gens Campagnard Vo 15848, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-250 La Valse Des Reid Vo 15840, Yazoo CD 2012
NO-251 Adieu Rosa Vo 15840, Yazoo CD 2012

Note: 252 & 253 not traced.

29/10/2 Walter Coquille

NO-254 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 4 Br rejected
NO-255 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 6 Br rejected
NO-256 The Mayor of Bayou Pom-Pom - Part 4 Br 359

29/10/2 Douglas Bellar and Kirby Riley

NO-257 La Valse De La Prison Vo 15847
NO-258 Mon Camon La Case Que Je Suis Cordane Vo 15847
NO-259 Jolie Fille Qui Ta Fa Avec Moi Vo 15853
NO-260 Je Marche Nuit Et Jour Vo 15853

29/10/2 Leo Soileau & Moise Robin

NO-261 La Valse A Moreau Vo 15845, Yazoo CD 2041
NO-262 Demain C'est Pas Dimanche Vo 15845, Yazoo CD 2041 Fremeaux FA 019
NO-263 La Valse Du Pecaniere Vo 15852, Yazoo CD 2041
NO-264 Le Blues De Neg' Francais Vo 15852, Yazoo CD 2041

29/10/2 Wesley Whitson

TNO-265 Senator Francois Part 1 Br 391
TNO-266 Senator Francois Part 2 Br 391

Note: 267 and 268 not traced.

Note: Brunswick were subsequently in San Antonio where they used matrices
SA 269 to 442, in Dallas where they used matrices DAL447-572, and in Kansas City where they used matrices KC579-619.


THE NOVEMBER 1929 VICTOR SESSIONS

Note: Victor were in Dallas in October, where they used matrices BVE56348 - 56456, and in Laredo, Texas, where they used BVE56457 - 56493, the last two matrices being used on November 1, 1929, prior to Victor being in New Orleans from November 6-16.

1929/11/6 Bixy Guidy and Percy Babineaux

BVE-56494-2 You'll Come Home With Me Vi 22210
BVE-56495-2 I'll Play This For You Vi 22210, CMF-013-D
BVE-56496-2 What I Did Do To Be Punished So Long? Vi 22365
BVE-56497-2 The Waltz Of The Bayou Vi 22563, CMF-017-D
BVE-56498-2 I Always Told You Not To Do That Vi 22563
BVE-56499-2 She Tried To Come Back But She Couldn't Vi 22365
BVE-56500-2 Waltz Of The Long Wood BB B-2084
BVE-56501-2 I Am Happy Now BB B-2084

29/11/7 Soileau Couzens

BVE-56502-2 When I Was All Alone Last Night Vi 22578
BVE-56503-2 Let's All Take A Drink Together Vi 22364, Yazoo 2041
BVE-56504-1 Three Days After My Death Vi 22578, CMF-013-D
BVE-56505-1 On My Way Home Vi 22364, CMF-017-D, Yazoo 2041

29/11/7 Arteleus Mistric

BVE-56506-2 Belle Of Point Claire Vi 22208, CMF-013-D
BVE-56507-2 You Belong To Me Vi 22208, CMF-017-D

29/11/7 Delin T. Guillory and Lewis Lafleur

BVE-56508-2 My Little Blonde Vi 22209
BVE-56509-1 Somebody Is Jealous Vi 22209, CMF-013-D
BVE-56510-1 Alone At Home BB B-2082, CMF-017-D
BVE-56511-1 Stop That BB B-2082, CMF-017-D

29/11/8 Wilfred Fruge and Leo Soileau

BVE-56512-2 Returning Home Vi rejected
BVE-56513-2 My Sweetheart Was Discouraged Vi rejected
BVE-56514-2 Calcasieu Vi rejected
BVE-56515-2 Mama's Crying For Me Vi rejected

29/11/8 Oscar Doucet and Alius Soileau

BVE-56516-1 When I Met You At The Gate BB B-2085, CMF-017-D
BVE-56517-2 Oh Baby! Vi 22366, CMF-013-D
BVE-56518-2 Bayou Courtebleau BB B-2085
BVE-56519-2 Slim's Blues Vi 22366

29/11/9 Berthmost Montet - Joswell Dupuis

BVE-56520-1 The Abandoned Waltz Vi 22211, CMF-013-D
BVE-56521-1 I'm Going Away Vi 22211, CMF-017-D
BVE-56522-2 High Water Waltz Vi 22562
BVE-56523-2 Nina One-Step Vi 22562

Note: Victor labels read "Bartmon Montet". CMF suggests both Berthmost and Bartmonse are "correct" spellings.

29/11/12 Joe Creduer and Albert Babineaux

BVE-56524-2 When You Are Gone Alone Vi 22367
BVE-56525-2 Little Or Big, Give It To Me Vi 22367
BVE-56526-1 My Cherie Vi 22577, CMF-013-D
BVE-56527-1 The Girl I Love Vi 22577, CMF-017-D

29/11/13 Jimmie Rodgers

BVE-56528-1 Hobo Bill's Last Ride Zonophone 5724, Rounder CD 1058
BVE-56528-3 Hobo Bill's Last Ride Vi 22421

29/11/14 Castreneze Cuccia

BVE-56529-2 Kur Te Pash Faren Here - Pt. 1 Vi rejected
BVE-56530-2 Kur Te Pash Faren Here - Pt. 2 Vi rejected
BVE-56531-2 U' Parrineddu - Pt. 1 Vi rejected
BVE-56532-2 U' Parrineddu - Pt. 2 Vi rejected

29/11/15 Jones and Collins AstoriaÝ Hot Eight

BVE-56534-1 Astoria Strut Vi 38576, Topaz TPZ 1049, Frog DGF 5, Frèmeaux FA 039, Giants of Jazz CD 53016, BBC CD 588, Jazz Archives 157992
BVE-56535-1 Duet Stomp Vi 38576, Disky DCD 800?, Frog DGF 5, Giants of Jazz CD 53016, Jazz Archives 157992
BVE-56536-1 Damp Weather BB B-10952, Frog DGF 5, BBC CD 588, Jazz Archives 157992
BVE-56536-2 Damp Weather Merritt 1/Frog DGF5
BVE-56537-1 Tip Easy Blues BB B-10952, Frog DGF 5
BVE-56537-2 Tip Easy Blues Merritt 1, Frog DGF5

29/11/14 Salvatore Flora

BVE-56538-2 Beauty of my girl Vi V-12108
BVE-56539-2 Hardship of war Vi V-12108

Note: Salvatore Flora was a Sicilian tenor.

29/11/16 Joseph P. Landry

BVE-56540-2 Jack Lafiance On De Crawfish Vi 22212
BVE-56541-2 Jack Lafiance At The Telephone Vi 22212

Note: Victor were in Atlanta from November 20-30, starting withBVE-56542.


THE DECEMBER 1929 COLUMBIA/OKEH SESSION

Note: DG&R refer to a "joint Columbia-Okeh field trip" in November/December 1929.

Note: Tom Tsotsi calculates that the recording team was in New Orleans between December 9 and 17, 1929.

Note: The use of two sets of Columbia matrices is explained by the first set being for "ethnic" recordings and the second set for "domestic" recordings.

Note: W 111378-81 were recorded in San Antonio in November or December 1929 by Valentin Martinez.

Note: 403344-403403 were recorded in San Antonio November 27 and 30, 1929.

1929/12/09 Sydney Landry

W 111382-2 Confession Of Love Co 40516-F
W 111383-2 French Blues Co 40516-F

29/12/09 Amèdè Ardoin

W 111384-2 Taunt Aline Co 40514-F, Col CK/CT 46784,Trikont US-0202
W 111385-2 Two Step de Mama Co 40514-F, Col CK/CT 46784, Trikont US-0202
W 111386-2 Madam Atchen Co 40515-F, Col CK/CT 46784, Trikont US-0202
W 111387-2 Two Step de Prairie Co 40515-F, Col CK/CT 46784
W 111388-2 La Valse Ah Abe Co 40511-F, Col CK/CT 46784, Trikont US-0202
W 111389-2 Two Step de Eunice Co 40511-F, Col CK/CT 46784, Trikont US-0202, Fremeaux FA 019

Note: 149500-149569 were recorded in Dallas December 2 to 6, 1929.

29/12/10 Bush Brothers

W 149570-2 Endless Glory To The Lamb Co 15500-D
W 149571-2 My Happiest Day Co 15500-D
W 149572 Happy Pilgrims Co unissued
W 149573 The Redeeming Love Co unissued
W 149574-1 Keep Your Light Shining Co 15524-D
W 149575-2 The Pathway Co 15524-D

29/12/10 Bill Tuttle

W 149576-2 The Roamin' Musician Co 15697-D
W 149577-2 Gamblin' Bill Driv' On Co 15697-D

29/12/10 Didier Hèbert

W 111390 I Woke Up One Morning In May Co 40517-F, Smithsonian FP253

29/12/10 Dewey Segura & Didier Hèbert

W 111391-2 Far Away From Home Blues Co 40517-F, Col CK/CT 46784
W 111392-2 Rosalia Co 40512-F, Col CK/CT 46784
W 111393-2 Your Small and Sweet Co 40512-F, Col CK/CT 46784

Note: Columbia 40512-F and 40517-F as by E. Segura & D. Herbert.

Note: 111394/95 not traced.

29/12/10 Salvatore Flora

W 111396-2 Parto Ti Dico Addio Co 14550-F
W 111397-2 Facerni Paci Co 14550-F

Note: 111398 recorded in New York in December 1929 by Seamus O'Doherty.

29/12/10 Blind Willie Johnson

W 149578-2 Let Your Light Shine On Me Co 14490-D, Col C2K 52835, Pearl 7823, Sony 65516, Sony 57160, Indigo 2024
W 149579-1 God Don't Never Change Co 14490-D, Col CK/CT 46218, Col C2K 52835, Indigo 2024
W 149580-2 Bye and Bye I'm Goin' To See The King Co 14504-D, Col C2K 52835, Sony 65516, Indigo 2024
W 149581-2 Sweeter As The Years Roll By Co 14624-D, Col C2K 52835

29/12/10 Leake County Revelers

W 149582-2 Leake County Blues Co 15520-D, Doc DOCD 8030
W 149583-1 Lonesome Blues Co 15520-D, Doc DOCD 8030
W 149584-1, 2 Leake Country Breakdown Co unissued
W 149585-1 Smith's March (New Orleans) Co unissued
W 149586-2 Sweet Rose of Heaven Co 15501-D, Doc DOCD 8030
W 149587-2 Beautiful Bells Co 15501-D, Doc DOCD 8030
W 149588-2 Mississippi Moon Waltz Co 15569-D, Doc DOCD 8030
W 149589-2 Courtin' Days Waltz Co 15569-D, Doc DOCD 8030

29/12/11 The Second Zion Four

W 149590-2 The Second Zion Four Are We Co 14547-D, Doc DOCD 5556
W 149591-1 On Flowery Beds Of Ease Co 14495-D, Doc DOCD 5556
W 149592-2 Praise Him Shining Angels Co 14495-D, Doc DOCD 5556
W 149593-2 Trust In God Co 14547-D, Doc DOCD 5556

29/12/11 Blind Willie Johnson

W 149594-1 You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond Co 14504-D, Columbia C2K 52835, Indigo 2024
W 149595-2 When The War Was On Co 14545-D, Col C2K 52835, Indigo 2024
W 149596-2 Praise God I'm Satisfied Co 14545-D, Col C2K 52835, Sony 65516, Indigo 2024
W 149597-1 Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There Co 14520-D, Col C2K 52835, Indigo 2024
W 149598-2 Take Your Stand Co 14624-D, Col C2K 52835
W 149599-1 God Moves On The Water Co 14520-D,Col C2K 52835, Columbia CK/CT 46217, Unsinkable TSCD 22798, Sony 65516, Indigo 2024

Note: W 149600 - 149602 recorded in New York City on December 17, 1929 by the Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers' Harmony label issues).

Note: W 403344-403402 were recorded in San Antonio between November 27 and 30, 1929. W 403403 not traced.

29/12/13 Christina Gray

W 403404-B Dirty Mistreating Blues OK unissued
W 403405-B Window Show Case Shopping Blues OK unissued
W 403406-A The Reverend Is My Man OK 8757, Doc DOCD 5511, EPM 157612

29/12/13 Christina Gray And Joe Lawrence

W 403407-A Just Like You Walked In, You Can Walk Out OK 8757, Doc DOCD 5511

29/12/13 Trio Matamoros

W 403408-B La Paloma Enganosa OK 16702
W 403409-A Pagar Es Corresponder OK 16711
W 403410-B Adios Ya Me Voy OK 16711
W 403411-A Horas Que Pasan OK 16706
W 403412-B Amor Ranchero OK 16707
W 403413-B El Dia Que Tu Me Quieras OK 16707
W 403414-A Nunez, Romera, Mesa OK 16721
W 403415-B A La Duena De Mi Amor OK 16706
W 403416-B Recuerdo Indeleble OK 16700

29/12/14 Trio Matamoros

W 403417-B Palomita Mensajera OK 16702
W 403418-A Yo Fui El Primero OK 16700
W 403419-A Martirio OK 16704
W 403420-B El Carbonero - Pt. 1 OK 16693
W 403421-B El Carbonero - Pt. 2 OK 16693
W 403422-B El Ranchero Abandonado - Pt. 1 OK 16655
W 403423-B El Ranchero Abandonado - Pt. 2 OK 16655

Note: Trio Matamoros were a very popular Cuban trio who recorded extensively in Cuba.

29/12/14 Bill Bruner

W 403424-B My Pal Of Yesterday OK 45400
W 403425-B That's Why I'm All Alone OK 45400

29/12/15 Patrick Pellerin

W 403426 Des Yeux De Goo Goo OK 45409
W 403427-B Because OK 45410
W 403428-B Ain't Misbehavin' OK 45410
W 403429 New Orleans OK 45409

29/12/16 Rev. J. M. Gates

W 403430-B Lord, I'm In Your Hands OK 8791, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403431-B Down Here Lord, Waiting For You OK 8791, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403432-B Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail? OK 8753, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403433-B No Room In The Jail House OK 8753, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403434-A,-B Manish Woman OK 8779, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403435-A Saturday Night Black Marier Riders OK 8767, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403436-B Meeting The Judge On Monday Morning OK 8767, Doc DOCD 5469
W 403437-A,-B You Gonna Need This Man Jesus On Your Bond OK 8779, Doc DOCD 5469

29/12/16 Laurel Fireman's Quartet

W 403438-B Jesus Is The Light OK 45426
W 403439-B My Friend Divine OK 45437
W 403440-B He's Calling All OK 45426
W 403441-A Because I Love Him OK 45437
W 403442-B Give The World A Smile OK 45404
W 403443-B When I Reach Home OK 45404

29/12/16 Harrington, Landry and Steward

W 403444-B Tu Aura Regret OK 45411
W 403445-A La Stompe Creole OK 45411

29/12/17 Fiddlin' John Carson & Moonshine Kate

W 403446-B Pa's Birthday OK 45440, Doc DOCD-8018
W 403447-A Corn Licker & Barbecue-Part 1 OK 45415, Doc DOCD-8018
W 403448-B Corn Licker & Barbecue-Part 2 OK 45415, Doc DOCD-8018
W 403449-A Who's the Best Fiddler? OK 45448, Doc DOCD-8018
W 403500-B Who Bit the Wart Off Grandma's Nose OK 45448, Doc DOCD-8019
W 403501-B Kate's Snuff Box OK 45440, Doc DOCD-8019
W 403502-A Sunny Tennessee OK 45434, Doc DOCD-8019
W 403503-A Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Licker Gives Out? OK 45434, Doc DOCD-8019

Note: OK 45434 issued as by Fiddlin' John Carson.

Note: Matrices W 403450 to 403499 assigned to NYC studio.

29/12/17 Jerry Behrens (Louisiana Blue Yodler)

W 403504-B Lonesome For Mother and Home OK 45535
W 403505-A Drifting Along OK 45535

Note: 403506 - 403520 could have been recorded in New Orleans, but details unknown. Brian Rust states that these are totally blank on the file cards. Richard Spottswood suggests that these could have been reserved numbers that went unused.

Note: Matrices W 403521 and subsequent used in NYC.


Compact Disc Reissues:

ABC 836188-2 Various Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo: Hot Town

ASV Living Era 5014 Boswell Sisters It's the Girls

Azure AZ-CD-12 Oscar Papa Celestin/Sam Morgan
Azure AZ-CD-13 Piron's New Orleans Orchestra

BBC CD 588 Various Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo

Best of Jazz 4050 NORK Introduction:1922-1935

Classics 774 Wingy Manone 1927-1934

Classics 1150 NORK 1925-1935

Collectors Classics COCD-3 The Wingy Manone Collection, Volume 1 1927-1930

Columbia CK/CT 46217 Various News & The Blues
Columbia CK/CT 46218 Various The Slide Guitar
Columbia CK/CT 46784 Various Cajun Dance Party
Columbia C2K 52835 Blind Willie Johnson The Complete

Country Music Foundation CMF-013-D Various Le Gran Mamou
Country Music Foundation CMF-017-D Various Raise Your Windows

Disky DCD 8005 Various At the Darktown Strutters' Ball
Disky DCD 800? Various Les Joies de la Nouvelle-Orlèans

Document DOCD 5003 Various The Greatest Songsters 1927-1929
Document DOCD 5078 Bo Carter Volume 1 1928 to 4 June 1931
Document DOCD 5101 Various Guitar Evalgelists 1928-1951
Document DOCD 5106 Various Sinners and Saints 1926-1931
Document DOCD 5162 Various Texas Black Country Dance Music
Document DOCD 5184 Lillian Glinn 1927-1929
Document DOCD 5340 Various Black Vocal Groups Volume 1
Document DOCD 5379 Bessemer Sunset Four Complete Recorded Works
Document DOCD 5389 Various Preaching & Congregational Singing
Document DOCD 5469 Rev. J. M. Gates Volume 7 1929-1930
Document DOCD 5489 Various Esther Bigeou, etc.
Document DOCD 5510 Various Female Blues Singers Volume 6
Document DOCD 5511 Various Female Blues Singers Volume 7

Document DOCD 5518 Various Female Blues Singers Volume 14
Document DOCD 5540 Various Vocal Quartets Volume 4
Document DOCD 5541 Various Vocal Quartets Volume 5
Document DOCD 5542 Various Vocal Quartets Volume 6
Document DOCD 5555 Various Black Vocal Groups Volume 7
Document DOCD 5556 Various Black Vocal Groups Volume 7
Document DOCD 8018 Fiddlin' John Carson Volume 5
Document DOCD 8019 Fiddlin' John Carson Volume 6
Document DOCD 8029 Leake County Revelers Volume 1
Document DOCD 8030 Leake County Revelers Volume 2

EPM Musique 157612 Various New Orleans Blues 1923-1940

Folkways/Smithsonian FP253 Various Anthology of American Folk Music

Frèmeaux FA 019 Various Cajun Louisiane 1928-1939
Frèmeaux FA 039 Various Jazz New Orleans 1918-1944

Frog DGF 2 New Orleans Owls The Owls' Hoot
Frog DGF 4 Tony Parenti Strut Yo' Stuff 1925-29
Frog DGF 5 Various Sizzling The Blues

Giants of Jazz CD 53016 Various The Legend of New Orleans

Gold Sound 771 Various Selection of New Orleans

Indigo 2024 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night

Jazz Archives 157992 Various New Orleans in New Orleans

Jazz Oracle BDW 8001 The Halfway House Orchestra 1925-1928
Jazz Oracle BDW 8002 Oscar Celestin/Sam Morgan Recorded in New Orleans

Pearl 7823 Various Sweet Heaven

RCA (France) FPM1-7003 New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Rounder CD 1058 Jimmie Rodgers On the Way Up

RST BDCD 6017 Walter Vincson Complete Recorded Works 1928-1941
RST BDCD 6018 Charlie McCoy Complete 1928-1932 Recordings
RST JPCD 1517-2 Punch Miller Complete 1925-1930 Recordings

Smithsonian/Folkways FP253 Various Anthology of American Folk Music

Sony 57160 Various The Gospel Sound
Sony 65516 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night

Timeless CBC1-001 Sharkey Bonano 1928-1937
Timeless CBC1-014 Various New Orleans in the '20s

Topaz TPZ 1049 Various Jazz-New Orleans Style

Trikont US-0202 Amedee Ardoin/Cleoma Falcon Prends Donc Courage
Trikont US-0246-2 Various American Yodelling 1911-1946

Unsinkable TSCD 22798 Various Titanic Songs

Victor (Japan) Vic RA 5328 New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Village VIL CD013-2 New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Yazoo 2012 Dennis McGee The complete early recordings
Yazoo 2024 Various Jazz the World Forgot
Yazoo 2025 Various Jazz the World Forgot
Yazoo 2041 Leo Soileau The early recordings
Yazoo 2042 Various Early American Cajun Music

Notes:

[i] Compilations and collections are being issued almost daily. It is believed that most significant CD reissues up to August 1999 are included above.

[ii] Disky CDs. In 1996 I purchased, in the duty-free section of Moscow airport, a two-CD boxed set DCD 8005 "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball". The two CDs in the box were the correct CDs, but the sleeve notes came from another un-numbered Disky two-CD boxed set entitled "Les Joies de la Nouvelle Orleans".


Artist Index:

Note: Some names have been abbreviated to simplify reading.

Amèdè Ardoin 29/12/9

Barrel-House Pete 28/4/24
Johnny Bayersdorffer 24/3/17
Jerry Behrens 29/12/17
Douglas Bellar & Kirby Riley 29/10/2
Bessemer Sunset Four 29/2/00, 29/9/29
Lela Bolden 24/3/15
Boswell Sisters 25/3/22, 25/3/25
Alberta Brown 28/4/25
Richard (Rabbit) Brown 27/3/11
Brownlee's Orchestra 25/1/23
Bill Bruner 29/12/14
Albert Brunies 25/1/22, 25/9/25, 26/4/13, 27/4/15, 27/10/24, 28/4/26, 28/4/27, 28/12/17
Bush Brothers 27/4/12, 27/10/27, 28/4/26, 29/12/10
Mary Butler 28/11/00

Fiddlin' John Carson 29/12/17
Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra 25/1/23, 26/4/13, 27/4/11, 27/10/25, 28/12/13
Bo Chatman 28/11/00
Collier Trio 28/11/00
Adler Conner & Julian Grader 29/10/1
Ann Cook 27/3/7
Walter Coquille 29/3/5, 29/10/1, 29/10/2
Rev. Frank Cotton 27/4/14
Joe Creduer & Albert Babineaux 27/4/14
Castreneze Cuccia 29/11/14

Genevieve Davis 27/3/5
Genevieve Davis & Leonard Mitchell 27/3/5
Will Day 28/4/25
Will Day & Alberta Brown 28/4/25
Will Day & Willis Harris 28/4/25
Johnny DeDroit 24/3/15, 24/3/16
Dixie Instrumental Four 27/10/26
Oscar Doucet & Alius Soileau 29/11/8
Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight 27/3/5, 27/3/7

Dorothy Everetts 28/12/17

Joseph F. Falcon 28/4/27
Dudley & James Fawvor 28/12/17
Salvatore Flora 29/11/14, 29/12/10
Wilfred Fruge & Leo Soileau 29/11/8
Fuzzywuzzy Twins 25/9/26

Blind Uncle Gaspard 29/3/5
Rev. J. M. Gates 29/12/16
Mary Flood Gates 27/4/12, 27/10/27
Gatwood Square Dance Band 28/12/15
Blind Gilbert's Tin Roofers 27/10/25
Art Gillham as Barrel-House Pete 28/4/24
Lillian Glinn 28/4/24, 28/4/25
Christina Gray 29/12/11
Christina Gray & Joe Lawrence 29/12/13
Ruth Green 24/3/17
Mr & Mrs R. N. Grisham 27/4/13, 27/10/24, 28/4/26,
Guidry Brothers 29/10/2
Bixy Guidy & Percy Babineaux 29/11/6
Delin T. Guillory & Lewis Lafleur 29/11/7

Halfway House Orchestra 25/1/22, 25/9/25, 26/4/13, 27/4/15, 27/10/24, 28/4/26, 28/4/27, 28/12/17
Harrington-Landry & Steward 29/12/16
Blind Willie Harris 29/2/00
Happy Bud Harrison 29/2/00
John Hassell 27/10/28, 28/4/28
Blind Roger Hays 28/11/00
Monk Hazel 28/11/00
John Hyman's Bayou Stompers 27/3/10

Imperial Serenaders 25/9/23

Jackson Blue Boys 28/12/17
Rev. Lionel Jackson 27/4/13
Willie Jackson 26/4/14
Angelas Le Jeunne 29/9/30
Blind Willie Johnson 29/12/10, 29/12/11
Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight 29/11/15
Jones County Boys 28/12/14
Hal Jordy 29/10/01

Delma Lachney 29/3/05
Delma Lachney & Uncle Gaspard 29/3/05
Joseph P. Landry 29/11/16
Sydney Landry 29/12/9
Laurel Fireman's Quartet 29/12/16
Leake County Revelers 27/4/13, 27/10/24, 28/4/27, 28/12/12, 28/12/13, 29/12/10
Leclerc & McCarthy 25/9/26
Angelas LeJeunne 29/9/30
Dr. E. S. Lewis 27/3/10

Billy Mack & Mary Mack 25/1/22
Magee String Band 28/12/15
Joe Mannone's Harmony Kings 27/4/11
Fate Marable 24/3/16
Trio Matamoros 29/12/13, 29/12/14
Charlie McCoy & Bo Chatman 28/11/00
Dennis McGee 29/3/5, 29/10/1, 29/10/2
McQueen Quartet 28/12/14
Megginson Female Quartet 27/3/10
Johnnie Miller 28/4/25
Arteleus Mistric 29/11/7
Berthmost Montet & Joswell Dupuis 29/11/9
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band 27/4/14, 27/10/22
Mount Zion Baptist Quartet 27/3/9

New Orleans Owls 25/9/24, 26/4/14, 27/4/15, 27/10/26
New Orleans Rhythm Kings 25/1/23, 25/3/26
New Orleans University Glee Club 27/3/9
Norris Quartet 28/12/14

Original Crescent City Jazzers 24/3/17
Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings 25/1/23
Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra 25/1/23, 26/4/13, 27/4/11, 27/10/25, 28/12/13
Original Valentin Choral Club 24/3/17
Orleanians 28/12/16

Milton Paisant 29/2/00
Papalia & his Orchestra 25/1/23
Parenti's Famous Melody Boys 25/1/22, 25/3/23, 25/3/24
Parenti's Liberty Syncopators 25/9/23, 26/4/12
Parenti's New Orleanians 28/4/27, 28/11/00
Patrick Pellerin 29/12/15
Piron's New Orleans Orchestra 25/3/25
Ralph Pollock & his Orchestra 27/10/26

Frankie Quartell Orchestra 28/11/00

Rainey Old Time Band 28/12/15
Agnes F. Roach 25/1/24
Dr. James F. Roach 25/1/22
Jimmie Rodgers 29/11/13

St. Mark's Chanters 26/4/13
Scranton Sirens Orchestra 25/1/24
Second Zion Four 29/12/11
Segura Bros 28/12/16
Dewey Segura & Didier Hèbert 29/12/10
Rev. Isaiah Shelton 27/3/8
Soileau Couzens 29/11/7
Leo & Alius Soileau 29/11/7
Leo Soileau & Moise Robin 29/10/2
Ellis Stratakos Orchestra 29/2/00

Rev. C. F. Thornton 27/4/14
John Tobin's Midnight Serenaders 25/1/22
Adam Trehan 28/12/14
Trio Matamoros 29/12/13, 29/12/14
Bill Tuttle 29/12/10

Victory Four 28/12/14

Florence White 27/3/9
Wesley Whitson 29/10/2
Wisdom Sisters 25/9/23


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E-mail sweetman@ideaguy.com



Ron Sweetman - 2001 August 12