Playlist for Blues Off the Record with Sonny Boy Williamson III, August 29th, 2020

Aired 12-3PM

Mississippi Jook Band –  Hittin’ the Bottle Stomp – Back to the Crossroads: The Roots of Robert Johnson

Mamie Smith – Crazy Blues – Mamie Smith Vol. 1

Mamie Smith – That Thing Called Love – Mamie Smith Vol. 1

Mamie Smith – Frankie Blues – Mamie Smith Vol. 1

Mary Butler (gtr. Walter Vinson) – Mad Dog Blues – Walter Vinson

Geeshie Wiley – Skinny Leg Blues – American Primitive Vol. 2

Ethel Waters and Fletcher Henderson – Ain’t Gonna Marry (Ain’t Gonna Settle Down) – Sweet Man Blues

Lucille Bogan – B.D. Woman’s Blues – Shave ‘Em Dry: The Best of Lucille Bogan

Ma Rainey – Prove It On Me Blues – Ma Rainey (1928)

Kokomo Arnold – Sissy Man Blues – Kokomo Arnold Vol. 1

Little Brother Montgomery – Vicksburg Blues – Little Brother Montgomery (1930–1954)

Roosevelt Sykes – 44 Blues – Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 1

Skip James – If You Haven’t Any Hay Get On Down the Road / Drunken Spree – The Complete Early Recordings

Sonny Boy Nelson – Low Down – Sonny Boy Nelson (1936)

Eugene Powell – Pony Blues (Santa Fe) – Blues at Home 3

Blind Willie McTell – Come On Around to My House Mama – Rough Guide to Blind Willie McTell

Cripple Clarence Lofton – Monkey Man Blues – Cripple Clarence Lofton

Montana Taylor – I Can’t Sleep – Detroit Rocks

Montana Taylor, Chippie Hill – Worried Jailhouse Blues – Circle Recordings

Charlie Spand – Evil Woman Spell – Charlie Spand

L.C. Green – Going Down the River – Detroit Ghetto Blues

Alan Lomax (recording) – Prettiest Train – Negro Prison Blues and Songs

Elinor Boyer – You’re Gonna Need My Help Someday – Field Recordings Vol. 8

Mary James – Go ‘Way Devil Leave Me Alone (pts. 1 & 2) – Field Recordings Vol. 8

Lucille Walker – Shake ‘Em On Down – Field Recordings Vol. 8

Group – It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More – Field Recordings Vol. 4

Harriet McClintock – Go to Sleep – Field Recordings Vol. 4

Blind Willie Johnson – Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning – The Complete Blind Willie Johnson

John Fahey – Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning – Old Fashioned Love

Dave Van Ronk – Antelope Rag – Going Back to Brooklyn

Dave Van Ronk – Garden State Stomp – Going Back to Brooklyn

Slim Gaillard – Dunkin’ Bagel – Cement Mixer

Golden Gate Quartet – Stalin Wasn’t Stallin’ – Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 4

Little Brother Montgomery – El Ritmo – Little Brother Montgomery

Fletcher Henderson – Shanghai Shuffle – King of Swing

King Oliver – Snake Rag – The Legend of King Oliver

Two Poor Boys – Old Hen Cackle – American Primitive Vol. 2

Hall Johnson Choir – Run On Down to the Jordan River – 1940s Vocal Groups

Homer Quincy Smith – Go Down Moses – American Primitive Vol. 2

Rev. J.M. Gates – Death’s Black Train is Coming – Rev. J.M. Gates Vol. 1

Moses Mason – Red Cross the Disciple of Christ Today – American Primitive Vol. 1

Charley Patton – High Water Everywhere Pt. 1 – Charley Patton Vol. 2

Bessie Smith – Backwater Blues – The Best of Bessie Smith

Memphis Minnie – When the Levee Breaks – Her Greatest Tracks

Barbecue Bob – Mississippi Heavy Water Blues – Barbecue Bob Vol. 1

Josh White – Careless Love Blues – Josh White Vol. 5

Muddy Waters – You Gonna Need My Help – The Folk Singer

Little Walter – Boom, Boom Out Go the Lights – The Essential Little Walter

Freddie King – Going Down – Getting Ready…

Lowell Fulson – Rollin’ Blues – The Complete Chess Masters