Tom 1960

Mercury Blues and Rhythm Story

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What can you guys tell me about this set besides what I've read online? It sounds like an interesting collection but 8 disks might be a bit much. Convince me otherwise.

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It would help if you'd describe a bit more exactly which box set you are referring to. There were two in the 90s - one in a longish/rectangular black box with gold lining and another one with a box (plastic IIRC) somewhat in the shape of a 40s bakelite radio. The latter one made the headlines due to its optics but I felt it was a bit heavy on the obvious, major names (such as Dinah Washington).
I bought the other (rectangular) one new at the time as it seemed to offer a wider variety of artists but I never got around to comparing the track listings with those of the "radio" set. There was quite a bit of overlap but I don't remember the details. I haven't listened to a lot of my box in quite a qwhile but do like it and would not part with it, but then 40s and early 50s R&B has a special place in my collection. The set is varied enough - from straight bluies to combo and big band (Johnny Otis. Buddy Johnson) R&B, but quite a bit of it has been reissued elsewhere too. So it all depends on what else you have and how far your interest goes. So do check the track listings beforehand and compare them with what you have already. As a taster it isn't bad at all IMO, though.

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I have it and it has some incredible music on it. I don't listen to it as often as I used to.

This is the one I have.

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8 hours ago, bresna said:

I have it and it has some incredible music on it. I don't listen to it as often as I used to.

This is the one I have.

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That's the box I was referring to. Thank you, Kevin.

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12 hours ago, Big Beat Steve said:

It would help if you'd describe a bit more exactly which box set you are referring to. There were two in the 90s - one in a longish/rectangular black box with gold lining and another one with a box (plastic IIRC) somewhat in the shape of a 40s bakelite radio. The latter one made the headlines due to its optics but I felt it was a bit heavy on the obvious, major names (such as Dinah Washington).
I bought the other (rectangular) one new at the time as it seemed to offer a wider variety of artists but I never got around to comparing the track listings with those of the "radio" set. There was quite a bit of overlap but I don't remember the details. I haven't listened to a lot of my box in quite a qwhile but do like it and would not part with it, but then 40s and early 50s R&B has a special place in my collection. The set is varied enough - from straight bluies to combo and big band (Johnny Otis. Buddy Johnson) R&B, but quite a bit of it has been reissued elsewhere too. So it all depends on what else you have and how far your interest goes. So do check the track listings beforehand and compare them with what you have already. As a taster it isn't bad at all IMO, though.

I believe the intent of the other box, Blues, Boogie & Bop—The 1940s Mercury Sessions, was to issue the complete recordings of the artists contained therein, including alternates and some unissued. 

Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - 12th Street Rag - 115
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - 12th Street Rag [alt] - 116
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Ammons Stomp - 205
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Baltimore Breakdown - 206
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Bear Den Boogie - 203
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Boogie Woogie at the Civic Opera - 107
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Boogie Woogie at the Civic Opera [breakdown] - 106
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Deep in the Heart of Texas Boogie - 113
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Doin' the Boogie Woogie - 103
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Hiroshima - 121
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - I Don't Want to See You - 110
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - In a Little Spanish Town ('Twas a Night Like This) - 125
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Kilroy Boogie - 112
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Kilroy Boogie - 704
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Kilroy Boogie - 705
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Kilroy Boogie - 706
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Margie - 126
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Mr. Bell Boogie - 202
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Oh, Lady, Be Good! - 104
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Oh, Lady, Be Good! - 701
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Oh, Lady, Be Good! - 702
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Oh, Lady, Be Good! - 703
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Red Sails in the Sunset - 111
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Rhythm Boogie - 204
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Roses of Picardy - 122
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - S. P. Blues - 120
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Shufflin' the Boogie - 119
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Shufflin' the Boogie [alt] - 118
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - St. Louis Blues - 117
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - St. Louis Boogie - 707
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - St. Louis Boogie - 708
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Suitcase Blues - 105
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Swanee River Boogie - 108
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Sweet Patooty Boogie - 114
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - The Clipper - 208
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - The Sheik of Araby - 123
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Tuxedo Boogie - 201
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - When You and I Were Young, Maggie - 207
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Why I'm Leaving You - 109
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - You Are My Sunshine - 124
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Baby, Baby All the Time - 610
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Dateless Brown - 605
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Desperate Desmond - 607
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - It Couldn't Be True - 608
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - It's About Time - 613
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Oop-Bop-Sha-Bam - 616
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Quiet Riot - 609
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Ready to Go Steady - 614
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Rich-Ual Dance - 615
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Route 66 - 611
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - The Iggity Song - 612
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - You Got Me Cryin' Again - 606
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Doin' the Gator Tail - 725
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - 'Gator Tail—Part 1 - 621
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - 'Gator Tail—Part 2 - 622
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - I Love You, Yes I Do - 619
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Let 'Em Roll - 623
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Mercenary Papa - 625
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Mercenary Papa - 724
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Slidin' and Glidin' - 624
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Smooth Sailing - 620
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Typhoon - 618
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - Typhoon - 723
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - You Got to Pay Those Dues - 626
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - You Talk a Little Trash - 617
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Alimony Blues - 502
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Bonus Pay - 415
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Cherry Red Blues - 401
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Cleanhead Blues - 409
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Ever-Ready Blues - 421
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Friday Fish Fry - 505
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From - 418
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Have You Ever Missed Your Baby - 424
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - High Class Baby - 503
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - I Took the Front Door In - 504
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - It's a Groovy Affair - 406
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - I've Been So Good - 407
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Juice Head Baby - 408
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Just a Dream - 404
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Kidney Stew Blues - 411
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - King for a Day Blues - 412
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Lazy Gal - 414
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Luxury Tax Blues - 416
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Mr. Cleanhead Steps Out - 405
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Oil Man Blues - 420
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Old Maid Boogie - 413
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Railroad Porter's Blues - 417
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Shavetail - 506
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Some Women Do - 501
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Somebody's Gotta Go - 402
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Too Many Women Blues - 403
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Wandering Mind Blues - 423
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - When a Woman Loves Her Juice - 410
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - When I Get Drunk - 419
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Wrong Girl Blues - 422
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Holliday - 718
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Br'er Rabbit - 717
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From - 722
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - I Like to Be Home Blues - 720
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Three O'Clock in the Morning - 721
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Too Many Women Blues - 719
Helen Humes & The Contrastors - Free - 222
Helen Humes & The Contrastors - I've Got the Strangest Feeling - 221
Helen Humes w. Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Flippity Flop Flop - 713
Helen Humes w. Buck Clayton's Orchestra - I Just Refuse to Sing the Blues - 710
Helen Humes w. Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Jet Propelled Papa - 709
Helen Humes w. Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Mad About You - 712
Helen Humes w. Buck Clayton's Orchestra - They Raided the Joint - 711
Helen Humes w. Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Today I Sing the Blues - 714
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Blue and Sentimental - 210
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Flippity Flop Flop - 215
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - I Just Refuse to Sing the Blues - 211
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Jet Propelled Papa - 209
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Jumpin' on Sugar Hill - 214
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Mad About You - 213
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - They Raided the Joint - 212
Helen Humes with Buck Clayton's Orchestra - Today I Sing the Blues - 216
Helen Humes with Unknown Orchestra - Don't Fall in Love with Me - 220
Helen Humes with Unknown Orchestra - Married Man Blues - 218
Helen Humes with Unknown Orchestra - Somebody Loves Me - 219
Helen Humes with Unknown Orchestra - Time Out for Tears - 217
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - All My Geets Are Gone - 315
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Barfly Blues - 313
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Duke and the Brute - 323
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Got You Beggin' - 322
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Please Stop Playing Those Blues, Boy - 314
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Reach - 324
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Strange Woman Blues - 316
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - You Didn't Tell Me - 321
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Bucktown Boogie - 306
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Bucktown Boogie - 715
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Ernestine - 305
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Gone with the Blues - 312
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Have You Ever Loved a Woman - 311
Jay McShann & His Sextet - I Want a Little Girl - 309
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Jimtown Boogie - 310
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Roll On, Katy - 307
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Voodoo Woman Blues - 308
Jay McShann & His Sextet - Voodoo Woman Blues - 716
Jay McShann & The Boogie Woogie Trio f. Crown Prince Waterford - Garfield Avenue Blues - 302
Jay McShann & The Boogie Woogie Trio f. Crown Prince Waterford - Hootie Boogie - 301
Jay McShann & The Sextet - Crown Prince Boogie - 303
Jay McShann & The Sextet - Shipyard Woman Blues - 304
Julia Lee with Tommy Douglas' Orchestra - Dream Lucky Blues - 519
Julia Lee with Tommy Douglas' Orchestra - If It's Good - 516
Julia Lee with Tommy Douglas' Orchestra - Lotus Blossom - 518
Julia Lee with Tommy Douglas' Orchestra - Show Me Missouri Blues - 517
Mary Lou Williams - Just an Idea - 726
Mary Lou Williams - Just You, Just Me - 727
Myra Taylor with Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - Still Blue Water - 523
Myra Taylor with Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - Take It Easy, Greasy - 520
Myra Taylor with Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - Tell Your Best Friend Nothin' - 521
Myra Taylor with Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - The Spider and the Fly - 522
Rex Stewart & His Sextet - B. O. Blues - 603
Rex Stewart & His Sextet - Boy Meets Horn - 601
Rex Stewart & His Sextet - Jug Blues - 602
Rex Stewart & His Sextet - That's Rhythm - 604
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Bald Head - 508
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Been Foolin' Around - 514
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Between the Night and Day - 515
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Byrd's Blues - 511
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Hadacol Bounce - 512
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Her Mind Is Gone - 507
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Hey Now, Baby - 509
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Longhair Stomp - 513
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Oh, Well - 510
Sippie Wallace w. Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Bedroom Blues - 101
Sippie Wallace w. Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Buzz Me - 102
Walter Brown w. the Jay McShann Trio - Just Thinkin' - 320
Walter Brown w. the Jay McShann Trio - Lovin' a Beggar - 319
Walter Brown w. the Jay McShann Trio - Sloppy Drunk - 318
Walter Brown w. the Jay McShann Trio - W. B. Blues - 317

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Ha, Captain (thanks BTW for ging to the trouble of placing the track listing here), so I was right abut the major names but wrong about Dinah Washington.
I see I did well not to have bought the radio box, then, as several of those artists had been served with accessible reissues before (of which I did have quite a handful so duplications would have been enormous and I cannot see one single artist there I'd place on a "completist" list - with the possible exception of Jay McShann).

 

5 hours ago, Tom 1960 said:

That's the box I was referring to. Thank you, Kevin.

You're welcome from this side too, Tom. ;)

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35 minutes ago, Big Beat Steve said:

I cannot see one single artist there I'd place on a "completist" list

Not even Professor Longhair AKA Roy Byrd? I also like Helen Humes, although she's not a big name. OTOH any Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson is too much IMO.

You were right about Dinah Washington, but she's only in the Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-55, which has a much wider variety of artists:

Big Bill Broonzy - I Know She Will - 212
Big Bill Broonzy - Willie Mae - 211
Big Jim Wynn & His Band - Dog House Blues - 521
Big Jim Wynn & His Band - West Coast Lover - 520
Bill Samuels & the Cats 'n Jammers Three - Jockey Blues - 701
Billy Valentine - Beer Drinking Baby - 514
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra - Hittin' on Me - 807
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra - I'm Just Your Fool - 811
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra - Shut Your Big Mouth (Girl) - 812
Chuck Norris & His Guitar - Hey Everybody - 517
Chuck Norris & His Guitar - Kinda Sick, Mostly Worried - 516
Chuck Norris & His Guitar - What's Good for One's Good for All - 515
Dinah Washington - Baby Get Lost - 723
Dinah Washington - Fine Fine Daddy - 724
Dinah Washington - Good Daddy Blues - 722
Dinah Washington - Joy Juice - 107
Dinah Washington - Long John Blues - 119
Dinah Washington - New Blowtop Blues - 804
Dinah Washington - Please Send Me Someone to Love - 725
Dinah Washington - Record Ban Blues - 721
Dinah Washington - Short John - 817
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Gonna Send You Where I Got You From - 115
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Railroad Porter's Blues - 114
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Alimony Blues - 719
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Cherry Red Blues - 702
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Cleanhead Blues - 707
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Ever-Ready Blues - 716
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Have You Ever Missed Your Baby - 717
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - I Like to Be Home Blues - 706
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - I Took the Front Door In (I Took the Backdoor Out) - 720
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Just a Dream - 705
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Kidney Stew Blues - 709
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - King for a Day Blues - 710
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Oil Man Blues - 715
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Old Maid Boogie - 711
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Some Women Do - 718
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Somebody's Gotta Go - 703
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - Too Many Women Blues - 704
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - When a Woman Loves Her Juice - 708
Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & His Orchestra - When I Get Drunk - 714
Elmore "Elmo" Nixon - Cave Man Blues - 422
Elmore "Elmo" Nixon - Married Woman Blues - 420
Elmore "Elmo" Nixon - Million Dollar Blues - 423
Elmore "Elmo" Nixon - Playboy Blues - 421
Frankie Ervin with Austin McCoy & His Combo - High School Baby - 519
Frankie Ervin with Austin McCoy & His Combo - I'd Rather Be Like a Hermit - 518
Gene Ammons Sextet with Earl Coleman - Hold That Money - 116
George Miller & His Mid-Driffs - Boogie's the Thing - 315
Helen Humes - Jet Propelled Papa - 712
Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore - Five Long Letters - 617
Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore - Something's Wrong - 616
Hosie Dwine Craven - Mercury Boogie - 317
Ike Lloyd - Boogie on the 88 - 524
Ike Lloyd - I Only Want Your Love - 525
Ike Lloyd - Worrying Blues - 523
J.D. Edwards - West Coast Blues - 526
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Crown Prince Blues - 302
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Garfield Avenue Boogie - 301
Jay McShann & His Orchestra - Shipyard Woman Blues - 303
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - All My Geets Are Gone - 507
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - Bar Fly Blues - 505
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - Ernestine - 501
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - I Want a Little Girl - 504
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - Please Stop Playing These Blues, Boy - 506
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - Roll On Katy - 502
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - Strange Woman Blues - 508
Jay McShann & His Sextette with Jimmy Witherspoon - Voodoo Woman Blues - 503
Joe Houston - Worry, Worry, Worry - 805
Joe Liggins & His Orchestra - Honeydrippin' Daddy - 624
Joe Liggins & His Orchestra - They Were Doing the Mambo - 623
Joe Liggins & His Orchestra - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - 625
John Hogg - Got a Mean Woman - 414
John Hogg - Why Did You Leave Me - 415
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Baby Baby Blues - 602
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Brown Skin Butterball - 608
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Call Operator 210 - 601
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Gypsy Blues  - 603
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Last Mile - 605
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Sugar Sugar - 604
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - The Candle's Burning Low - 606
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - The Game Is Over - 609
Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - The Love Bug Boogie (That's the Way It's Gonna Be) - 607
Joyce Jackson - Body Rocking Daddy - 802
Joyce Jackson - Lonely Blues - 801
Joyce Jackson - Lovin' Blues - 803
Julia Lee - Dream Lucky Blues - 110
Julia Lee - If It's Good - 108
Julia Lee - Show Me Missouri Blues - 109
Junior Tamplin - Love Is a Sin - 727
Junior Tamplin - Under the Viaduct (in Atlanta G.A.) - 726
L.C. "Lightnin' Jr." Williams - I Don't Like to Travel - 407
L.C. "Lightnin' Jr." Williams - I Don't Want No Woman - 405
L.C. "Lightnin' Jr." Williams - Louise - 406
Lee Graves - Cloudy Weather Blues - 325
Lee Graves - I'm From Texas - 402
Lee Graves - Papa Said Yes, Mama Said No, No, No - 401
Lee Graves - Sixty Years and a Day - 326
Lightnin' Hopkins - Ain't It a Shame - 424
Lightnin' Hopkins - Crazy 'Bout My Baby - 425
Lightnin' Hopkins - Gone with the Wind - 418
Lightnin' Hopkins - Let Me Fly Your Kite - 417
Lightnin' Hopkins - Sad News from Korea - 416
Lightnin' Hopkins - She's Almost Dead - 419
Little Joe Gaines - She Won't Leave No More - 316
Luther Stoneham - January 11, 1949 Blues - 404
Luther Stoneham - Sittin' Here Wonderin' - 403
Mel Walker - Another Sad Night - 620
Mel Walker - Feelin' Mighty Lonesome - 621
Mel Walker - I Have Decided - 622
Mel Walker - My Baby - 619
Mel Walker - Unlucky Man - 618
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - Blue Evening - 209
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - Drivin' Me Mad - 206
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - Never Let Me Love - 207
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - No Mail Blues - 221
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - The Question - 204
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - Train Is Comin' - 203
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - Train Time - 208
Memphis Slim & His Orchestra - You're Gonna Need My Help Someday - 222
Meredith Howard - Just Kiss Me Once (and You'll Be Back) - 522
Myra Taylor w. Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - Tell Your Best Friend Nothing - 113
Myra Taylor - Booted - 118
Myra Taylor - I'm in the Sins This Morning - 117
Pat Valdelar - Keep Your Hand on Your Heart - 610
Pat Valdelar - Rock Me Baby - 611
Ray Johnson - Boogie the Blues - 612
Ray Johnson - House of Blues - 613
Ray Johnson - I'll Never Let You Go - 614
Ray Johnson - Smilin' Blues - 615
Ray Snead - I'm a Good Rockin' Daddy - 205
Red Johnson & His Orchestra - Mama Does the Boogie (Washington Ave. Boogie) - 527
Robert Jr. Lockwood & His Band - (I'm Gonna) Dig Myself a Hole - 217
Robert Jr. Lockwood & His Band - Dust My Broom - 218
Robert Jr. Lockwood & His Band - Glory for Man - 219
Robert Jr. Lockwood & His Band - My Daily Wish - 220
Rollee McGill - In My Neighborhood - 626
Rollee McGill - Rhythm Rockin' Blues - 627
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Bald Head - 312
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Been Fooling Around - 320
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Between the Night and Day (In the Wee Wee Hours) - 321
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Byrd's Blues - 310
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Hadacol Bounce - 318
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Her Mind Is Gone - 311
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Hey Now Baby - 313
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Longhair Stomp - 319
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers - Oh Well - 314
Sax Mallard & His Orchestra with Andrew Tibbs - Leap Year Blues - 227
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - She Put the Wamee on Me - 820
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Talk About Me - 822
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - This Is All - 818
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Well I Tried - 821
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - What That Is - 819
Sippie Wallace with Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Bedroom Blues - 102
Sippie Wallace with Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings - Buzz Me - 103
Smiley Turner - Lonely Boy Blues - 513
Smiley Turner - When a Man Has the Blues - 512
St. Louis Jimmy - I'm Not Satisfied - 126
St. Louis Jimmy - Shame On You Baby - 125
Stomp Gordon - Juicy Lucy - 814
Stomp Gordon - Sloppy Daddy Blues - 813
Stomp Gordon - Walk Around the Corner - 816
Stomp Gordon - What's Her Whimsey, Dr. Kinsey - 815
Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys - Everytime I Get to Drinkin' - 202
Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys - Mud Kickin' Woman - 201
Sunnyland Slim & His Trio - Ain't Nothing but a Child - 223
Sunnyland Slim & His Trio - Brown Skinned Woman - 224
Sunnyland Slim & His Trio - Gin Drinkin' Baby - 226
Sunnyland Slim & His Trio - Hit the Road Again - 225
T-Bone Walker - Come Back to Me Baby Blues - 105
T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me - 104
T-Bone Walker - She Is Going to Ruin Me - 106
The Four Jumps of Jive - It's Just the Blues - 101
Titus Turner - All Around the World - 825
Titus Turner - Big John - 824
Titus Turner - Sweet and Slow - 823
Trenier Twins - Hey, Sister Lucy! - 713
Violet Hall - (All Alone) I Sit and Cry - 412
Violet Hall - Six Foot Papa (I'm a Whole Lot of Woman) - 413
Vivian Greene - Bowlegged Boogie - 509
Vivian Greene - He's the Man (He's Tall and Cool) - 510
Vivian Greene - Red Light - 511
Walter Brown - Lovin' a Beggar - 306
Walter Brown - Sloppy Drunk - 305
Walter Brown - W.B. Blues - 304
Zilla Mayes - Don't Give My Good Love Away - 808
Zilla Mayes - Thank You - 809
Zilla Mayes - The Other Side - 810

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13 minutes ago, Captain Howdy said:

Not even Professor Longhair AKA Roy Byrd? I also like Helen Humes, although she's not a big name. OTOH any Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson is too much IMO.

 

Roy Byrd has been served well with vinyl reissues (including a nicely done Bear Family twofer focusing specifically on the Mercury label recordings from New Orleans) and I have what I need of his earlier recordings. IIRC quite a few of the Helen Humes tracks listed are on various reissue LPs from the Mr R&B stable.

I did notice the presence of Dinah Washington on the black "Story" box I own but mistakenly had been under the impression there was a lot more by her on the radio box.

 

Edited by Big Beat Steve

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