H I s t o r i c   m u s i c  &   p h o t o g r a p h s
Delta Haze Corporation. Home. Music we publish. Recordings we offer. Record archive. Photograph archive. License request. Jazz-n-Blues-Tees. Contact us.
5190 Neil Road, Suite 430 / Reno, Nevada 89502       Telephone: 662-453-5931 / eFax: 208-445-0236

September 27, 2012

D e l t a    H a z e    C o r p o r a t i o n
Copyright ©2012
Delta Haze Corporation
All rights reserved.
All content used by permission.
Mimosa Records Productions Catalogue
Mimosa Records masters & recordings - Produced by Stephen C. LaVere
as of January 1, 2009
Home of the Blues Records masters & recordings - Produced by Marc Ryan
                               (ONLY AVAILABLE OUTSIDE JAPAN* or THE U.S. AND JAPAN** )
Gil Evans & His California Swingsters
(Before Evans became the world-class arranger for which he is remembered, he led a swing band styled after the
Benny Goodman and Casa Loma Orchestras which was never commercially recorded.)
Description: Big Band Swing broadcast and recorded in Pasadena, California, 1936-7
Material: 22 tracks
notes by Steve LaVere & Stephanie Stein, archival photos

Jimmy & Walter - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Everything Blue
(Jimmy DeBerry & Walter Horton) (double CD set)
Description: Country Blues by the seminal post-war guitar and harmonica duet recorded in Memphis, 1972-3
Material: 27 tracks
notes and color photos by Steve LaVere

Bonnie Lake - The Legend of Bonnie Lake
(Admired by the most respected jazz musicians, some of whom appear in this set, Bonnie Lake's songs have stood the
test of time and are now finding new audiences through her own largely unreleased recordings.)
Description: Vocals with smart accompaniment by Nat "King" Cole, Johnny Richards, Alec Wilder, others recorded in
California and New York, 1939-1965
Material: 15 tracks (or more if you like)
notes & photos by Steve LaVere, archival photos

Charles LaVere - I Don't Want to Be President
(One of the most sought-after studio pianists of the 1940's, Charlie LaVere also had a wonderful singing voice, wrote
fine arrangements and wonderful compositions. They're all in evidence here.)
Description: Popular vocals accompanied by Eddie Skrivanek's Orch. & Sextet From Hunger, both featuring LaVere at the
piano, trumpeter Charlie Teagarden and saxophonist Eddie Miller. Recorded in California, 1950-3
Material: 16 tracks/notes by son Steve LaVere, archival photos

Furry Lewis - Ten High
(A loving memorial tribute to the pop-star of the Memphis country that combines a late-night session with a small group
of musicians and friends with excerpts from a serious retrospective interview.)
Description: Country blues vocals accompanied by his own guitar, that of Gimmer Nicholson, the harmonica of
Lindsay Butler and interspersed with comments about the songs and their subject matters. Recorded in Memphis, 1973-6
Material: 10 tracks
contemporaneous photos and notes by Steve LaVere and the session participants

Willard Robison - The Real American Songwriter
(A son of America's heartland, Robison influenced our national consciousness with his "Deep River" piano playing,
songwriting, and arrangements for his orchestras. His songs and solo artistry are highlighted here.)
Description: Vocals with piano accompaniment - guests include Bonnie Lake and Charlie LaVere. Recorded in California
and New York, 1950-1972
Material: 17 tracks
notes & photos by Steve LaVere, archival photos

Art Tatum - California Melodies*
Description: Jazz piano solos (plus one track w/orchestra and female vocal) broadcast. Recorded in Los Angeles, 1940
Material: 24 tracks - listen
notes by Steve LaVere, cover photo by Bill Gottlieb
                                                                                       
Jack Teagarden Family & Friends - A Hundred Years From Today*
(Family: Charlie, Norma & Mama Teagarden; Friends: Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan & Gerry Mulligan)
Description:Mainstream small band jazz with vocals and reminiscences. Recorded during the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1963
Material: 14 tracks - listen
notes by Steve LaVere, photos by Jim Marshall

Martha Tilton - A Career Retrospective
(from her earliest "unknown" recordings with Bill Seckler & The Biltmore Trio through her tenure as Benny Goodman's
most popular vocalist to the years of radio & TV feature work and two Emmy's)
Description: Popular Vocalizing at its best. Recorded in Hollywood and New York, 1932-65
Material: 16 tracks (or more if you like)
a remembrance by Ms. Tilton, notes by Steve LaVere, archival photos
 
Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Biscuit Boys - It's Too Bad
(with Houston Stackhouse, Greg "Fingers" Taylor and Johnny Shines, guest soloist on one track)
Description: Down-home Blues Band & Country Blues. Recorded in Memphis, St. Louis; Evanston, Illinois and California,
1972-6
Material: 11 tracks (or more if you like)/notes and photos by Steve LaVere, cover photo by Rene Koopman
 
Various Artists - Memphis Blues Caravan - Vol. I*
(Sam Chatmon, Big Sam Clark, Sonny Boy Nelson, Earl Bell, Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon,Bukka White, Furry Lewis,
Harmonica Frank, Houston Stackhouse, Joe Willie Wilkins)
Description: Down-home Blues. Recorded 1972-5, arranged in an order simulating the show's live performances
Material: 11 tracks (one by each artist) (or more if you like) - listen
extensive notes by Steve LaVere, photos by LaVere and Rene Koopman

Various Artists - Memphis Blues Caravan - Vol. II*
(Memphis Piano Red, Skip James, Little Red Holmes, Joe Dobbins, Bukka White, Furry Lewis,Johnny Shines,
Joe Willie Wilkins, Boy Blue, Charlie Booker, Big Daddy Rucker)
Description: Down-home Blues. Recorded 1966-79 and arranged in an order similating the show's live performances
Material: 11 tracks (one by each artist) (or more if you like) - listen
extensive notes by Steve LaVere; photos by LaVere, Gerrie Blake and Mike Leonard
Note: By excising two tracks, the Memphis Blues Caravan volumes can be combined to make one very full CD

Various Artists - Mississippi Guitarists Supreme - Skip James & Eugene "Sonny Boy Nelson" Powell
(James performs in a coffee house and Powell before close friends at home.)
Description: Country Blues by two of the music's greatest performers. Recorded in Los Angeles, California, 1966 and
in Greenville, Mississippi, 1975
Material: 21 tracks (8 by James, 13 by Powell)
notes and photos by Steve LaVere
The "5" Royales** - Take Me With You Baby
Description: Doo-wop by one of the finest groups of the era. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 16 tracks (including 2 unissued) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics
                                  
Harmonica Frank - The Early Masters (currently scheduled for production by Steve LaVere)
Description: Solo acoustic blues and country talkin' blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1951-61
Material: 16 tracks (6 previously unissued tracks from HOB, plus all the other early recordings)
notes and photos by Steve LaVere, vintage photos and graphics
 
Various Artists - Beale Street After Dark
(Roy Brown, Dave Dixon, Woodrow Adams, Willie Cobbs, Sammy Lawhorn, Thelma Brewer, Joseph Cooke, Prince Gabe & The Rhythmaires,
Charles James, Fred Ford)
Description:Southern Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 22 tracks (3 by Brown, Dixon and Prince Gabe; 5 by James; 2 by Brewer and Cooke;1 each by the others) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos & graphics, photos by Steve LaVere
 
Various Artists - Feel Alright*
(Woodrow Adams, Aristocrats, Willie Cobb, Dave Dixon, Jimmy Dotson, Fred Ford, Sammy Lawhorn, Bowlegs Miller, Prince Gabe)
Description: Southern Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 20 tracks (4 by Ford, 3 by Adams and Dixon; 2 by Aristocrats, Cobb, Dotson, and Miller; 1 each by the others) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics, photos by Steve LaVere
 
Various Artists - The Home Of The Blues Story (4-CD box set, currently in production)
(Billy Adams, Woodrow Adams, Larry Birdsong, Roy Brown, Willie Cobbs, Dave Dixon, Jimmy Dotson, The "5" Royales, Fred Ford, Harmonica Frank,
Sammy Lawhorn, "Bowlegs" Miller, Willie Mitchell, Ed Lowman Pauling, Prince Gabe & The Rhythmaires, Billy Lee Riley, Billy Yates, many others)
Description: Southern Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 70+ tracks
notes, history and discography by Marc Ryan; vintage photos and graphics, photos by Steve LaVere
 
Various Artists - I Believe To My Soul!
(Billy Lee Riley, Danny Cristale's Tornadoes, Billy Yates, Billy Adams, Bonnie Bunkley, Kenny Sowder, Blazers)
Description: White Southern Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 21 tracks (5 by Riley, 2 by Tornadoes, 6 by Yates, 3 by Adams and Blazers,1 each by the others)
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics
 
Various Artists - Rockabilly At Home (currently in pre-production)
(Billy Adams, Bonnie Bunkley, Marty Lewis, Del Monte, Billy Lee Riley, Billy Yates, others)
Description: Rockabilly. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 16 tracks
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos
 
Various Artists - Rocking All The Time*
(Larry Birdsong, Roy Brown, Willie Mitchell orch.)
Description: Southern Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 21 tracks (9 by Brown, 8 by Birdsong, 4 by Mitchell) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics
 
Various Artists - Willie's House Party
(Fred Ford combo, Willie Mitchell Orch., Prince Gabe & The Rhythmaires)
Description: Southern Instrumental Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1960-1
Material: 17 tracks (9 by Ford, 5 by Mitchell, 3 by Gabe)
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics
David Evans field recordings - Produced by Marc Ryan
BLUES
(single artist sets)

Bubba Brown - On the Fannin Road: The Tunes and Tales of Bubba Brown
(vcl/gtr or narration or recitation or in interview, with Melvin Brown, gtr)
Description: Country Blues & Gospel, narrations & recitations. Recorded in Los Angeles, 1967 & 1975
Material: 21 tracks
notes by David Evans, session photos
 
Roosevelt Holts
1. The Franklinton Muscatel Society (available outside England and Japan)
2. Sun Gonna Shine
(1. w/L. V. Conerly, Herlin Holts)(2. w/Herlin Holts, hca; Boogie Bill Webb, gtr; Esau Youngblood, 2nd vocal)
Description: 1. Country Blues & Gospel / 2. Country Blues. Recorded in Franklinton, Bogalusa and New Orleans, Louisiana, 1. 1965-70 / 2. 1966-73
Material: 1. 18 tracks - listen / 2. 19 tracks
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Skip James - Drinkin' Of The Wine
(solo performances - voice & guitar)
Description: Country Blues & Gospel. Recorded in Venice, California - with the assistance of Alan Wilson - April, 1966
Material: 15 tracks
notes by David Evans, photos by Jim Marshall, Gerrie Blake and Marina Bokelman
 
Mager Johnson
(vcl/gtr with Carey "Ditty" Mason, 2nd gtr; Leroy Yarn, vcl)
Description: Country Blues in the style of his legendary brother, Tommy Johnson. Recorded in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, 1966-9
Material: 16 tracks
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Furry Lewis - Pure Furry (Blues, Reels,Tales & Toasts)
Description: Down-home music by the pop-star of the Country Blues. Recorded in Memphis, 1969
Material: 14 tracks
notes by David Evans, photos by Steve LaVere
 
Eli Owens
1. Down Home Renaissance Man
2. The Blues In My Bed
(Harmonica - Mouthbow - Guitar & Vocals)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1970-3
Material: 1. 19 tracks 2. 22 tracks (one with Roosevelt Holts, 2nd guitar)
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman and Cheryl Thurber
 
Jack Owens
1. Jack Owens' Hard Times
2. Til The Cows Come Home
3. Jack & Bud
(high lonesome vocals with modal guitar, accompanied by Bud Spires, harmonica)
Description:Country Blues in the style of Skip James. Recorded in Bentonia, Mississippi, 1. 1970-3; 2. 1966-71; 3. 1969
Material:13 tracks on 1. and 2.; 12 tracks on 3. (2 with Spires on 1., 7 on 2., 9 on 3.)\
notes and photos by David Evans
 
Herb "Hub" Quinn - Tylertown Days
(with vocal assist by Mrs. Quinn, Roosevelt Holts, Babe Stovall, and Isaac Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues (vocals & instrumentals on guitar, mandolin & violin). Recorded in Clifton, Louisiana and Tylertown, Mississippi, 1966-7
Material: 18 tracks
notes by David Evans and Marc Ryan, photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Babe Stovall - Pied Piper of New Orleans
(with Roosevelt Holts, Herb Quinn, O.D. Jones, Dink Brister)
Description: Country Blues & Gospel. Recorded in New Orleans, Franklinton & Clifton, Louisiana, 1966
Material: 17 tracks
notes by Marc Ryan; photos by Ryan (period) and Marina Bokelman (session)
 
Boogie Bill Webb - From Jackson to New Orleans
(with Roosevelt Holts, gtr. and Robert Rucker, dms.)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Bogalusa and New Orleans, Louisiana, 1966-70
Material: 21 tracks (17 solo, 4 with Holts, one of which includes Rucker)
notes by David Evans, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Robert Pete Williams
Poor Man's Blues
Dirty Dog Blues(available as two separate sets or together as one)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Malibu, California, 1966
Material: 11 tracks each
notes by David Evans, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Mott Willis & The Taylor Bros. with Floyd Patterson - Uncle Snapper & The Trashy Gang
(Floyd Patterson, Charley & Willis Taylor, Mott Willis)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Crystal Springs & Terry, Mississippi, 1967-73
Material: 20 tracks (12 by Willis alone, 1 with Willis Taylor; 4 by the Taylors, 3 with Floyd Patterson) - listen
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Ise Youngblood & The Musicianers of Tylertown (Disc One)
(with Roosevelt Holts, Eli Owens, Esau Weary and Arzo Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Tylertown, Miss.; Bogalusa, Franklinton and New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965-70
Material: 23 tracks (8 by Isaac, 6 by Arzo, 4 by Holts, 3 by Owens, 2 by Weary)
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman
(Disc Two) (with Dink Brister, Myrt Holmes, Roosevelt Holts, O.D. Jones, Eli Owens, Hub Quinn and Babe Stovall)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Tylertown, Miss.; Bogalusa, Clifton, Franklinton and New Orleans, La., 1966-73
Material: 24 tracks (8 by Youngblood, 5 by Stovall, 4 each by Owens and Jones (w/Stovall & Brister),
2 by Holts, 1 by each of the others)
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Back Porch Blues Masters (Vol. 1)
(Roosevelt Holts, Skip James*, Eli Owens, Jack Owens - some with Bud Spires, Willis Taylor, Boogie Bill Webb with Robert Rucker, Mott Willis,
Arzo and Isaac Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Los Angeles (*by Steve LaVere), Mississippi and Louisiana, 1966-71
Material: 18 tracks (3 by each Jack Owens, Webb and Isaac Youngblood, 2 by each Holts, James and Eli Owens, 1 by each of the others)
notes by David Evans, Marc Ryan, Steve LaVere; photos by Marina Bokelman & Jim Marshall
(Vol. 2) (Bubba Brown, Roosevelt Holts, Skip James*, Buddy Moss, Eli Owens, Jack Owens, Hub Quinn, Babe Stovall, Esau Weary, Boogie Bill Webb,
Mott Willis, Isaac Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Los Angeles (*by Steve LaVere), Mississippi and Louisiana, 1966-77
Material: 19 tracks (3 by Webb and Holts, 2 by Weary, Brown, Jack Owens and Youngblood; 1 each by James, Eli Owens, Stovall & Quinn,
Moss and Willis)
notes by David Evans, Marc Ryan, Steve LaVere; photos by Marina Bokelman & Jim Marshall
(Vol. 3) (Roosevelt Holts, Mager Johnson, Jack Owens, Hub Quinn, Babe Stovall, Robert Pete Williams,
Mott Willis, Arzo & Isaac Youngblood)

Description: Country Blues. Recorded in California, Mississippi and Louisiana, 1966-73
Material: 17 tracks (4 each by Holts, Stovall; 2 each by Johnson, Williams, 2 by Isaac Youngblood (1 with Quinn) ; 1 by each of the others
notes by David Evans, Marc Ryan, photos by Marina Bokelman
(Vol. 4) (Bubba Brown, Roosevelt Holts, Skip James, Mager Johnson, Furry Lewis, Eli Owens, Hub Quinn, Embry Raines, Dusty Rhodes,
Babe Stovall, Taylor Bros., Boogie Bill Webb, Robert Pete Williams, Arzo Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, 1966-77
Material: 21 tracks (3 by Taylor Bros., 2 each by Brown, Holts, James, Owens & Williams, 1 by each of the others) - listen
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman & Cheryl Thurber
 
Various Artists - Baton Rouge Sessions
(Robert Pete Williams, Isaiah Chattman & Sally Dotson)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1966
Material: 13 tracks (4 by Williams, 5 by Chattman, 2 by Dotson w/Williams)
notes by David Evans, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Bentonia Blues (Vol. 1)
(Cornelius Bright, Roosevelt Grays, Jimmy Holmes with John Holmes & Bud Spires, Skip James*, Jack Owens)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Los Angeles (*by Steve LaVere) and Bentonia, Mississippi; 1966-84
Material: 17 tracks (8 by Owens, 3 by Bright and James, 2 by Grays, 1 by Holmes)
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman & Jim Marshall

(Vol. 2) (Cornelius Bright, Roosevelt Grays, Jimmie Holmes with John Holmes & Bud Spires, Skip James, Jack Owens,Robert Rouster)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Los Angeles (*by Steve LaVere) and Bentonia, Mississippi; 1966-84
Material: 16 tracks (10 by Owens - 2 with Spires, 2 by Bright, 1 by each of the others)
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman & Jim Marshall

Various Artists - Big Road Blues (Tradition & Creativity in the Folk Blues)
(The companion audio compilation to Dr. Evans' book of the same title.)
(Roosevelt Holts, Mager Johnson, Robert "Nighthawk" Johnson, Carey Lee Simmons, Babe Stovall, Willis Taylor, Mott Willis,
Arzo & Isaac Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Mississippi and Louisiana, 1966-73
Material: 20 tracks (6 by Willis plus a duet with Taylor, 4 by Holts, 3 by Mager Johnson, 2 by Simmons, 1 by each of the others)
notes by David Evans, Marc Ryan; photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Catfish Blues (Mississippi Blues from Jackson & Crystal Springs)
(available outside USA, England & Japan)
(Tommy Lee Thompson, Little Milton Anderson & Eddie White, Little Milton's Jook Band, Mager Johnson, Houston Stackhouse & Carey "Ditty" Mason)
Description:Down-home Blues Bands & Country Blues. Recorded in Jackson (1952-3) and Crystal Springs (1967), Mississippi
Material:18 tracks (10 by Stackhouse & Mason, 1 by Johnson)
notes by Marc Ryan; photos by Marc Ryan, David Evans & Marina Bokelman
(see Miscellaneous existing masters / recordings for details of the balance of the tracks)

Various Artists - Cried The Whole Night Long - The Evolution of Mississippi Slide Guitar
(Woodrow Adams with Curtis Allen & Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Roosevelt Holts with L.H. Lane or Boogie Bill Webb, Son House with
Taj Mahal & Alan Wilson, Skip James, Robert "Nighthawk" Johnson, Furry Lewis, Jack Owens, Hub Quinn, Houston Stackhouse with Carey Mason,
Willis & Charlie Taylor, Mott Willis with Lilly Belle Porter)
Description: Country Blues & Gospel featuring slide guitar. Recorded in Los Angeles and Venice, California; Bogalusa and Clifton, Louisiana;
Bentonia, Crystal Springs, Robinsonville and Skene, Miss.; Memphis; and Cambridge, Mass.; 1964-70
Material: 19 tracks (4 by Quinn, 3 by Lewis, 2 by Holts, Johnson and Stackhouse, 1 each by the others)
notes by David Evans and Marc Ryan, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Juke, Little Children
[Uncle Snapper & The Trashy Gang (Mott Willis & The Taylor Bros. w/Floyd Patterson), plus
Jack Owens & Bud Spires, Boogie Bill Webb & Roosevelt Holts, Arzo Youngblood & Robert Rucker]

Description: Country Juke Joint Dance Music & Blues. Recorded in Bogalusa and New Orleans, La; Bentonia, Crystal Springs and Terry, Ms; 1966-73
Material: 20 tracks (11 by Willis et al, 5 by Webb & Holts, 3 by Owens & Spires, 1 by Youngblood & Rucker)
notes by David Evans, archival photos
 
Various Artists - Keep On Easin' Down - Down Home Georgia (2 CD set)
(Ira "Tiny" Coney, Jones-Carter Fife & Drum Band, Eddie Lee "Mustright" Jones, Embry Raines, C.W. "Dusty" Rhoades,
David Swilling & John Montgomery)
Description: East Coast Country Blues. Recorded in Covington, Lexington, Portal, Waverly Hall and Savannah, Georgia; 1970-77
Material: 41 tracks (13 by each Coney and Raines, 9 by Jones-Carter, 4 by Jones, 1 by each of the others) - listen CD1 / listen CD2
notes by David Evans, archival photos
 
Various Artists - The Legacy of Tommy Johnson
(Bubba Brown, Roosevelt Holts, Mager Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Houston Stackhouse & Ditty Mason, Babe Stovall w/Dink Brister & O.D. Jones,
Boogie Bill Webb, Mott Willis, Arzo and Isaac Youngblood &Hub Quinn)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Los Angeles; Bogalusa and New Orleans, Louisiana; Crystal Springs and Tylertown, Mississippi; and Grafton,
Wisconsin, 1930-71
Material: 22 tracks (5 by Tommy Johnson and Webb, 3 by Holts and Arzo Youngblood, one each by the others)
notes by David Evans, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Mississippi Blues: Influences & Inspirations
(Ishmon Bracey, Son House, Skip James, and Rube Lacy - Classic and contemporary performances interspersed
with
interviews with the artists about their recordings and a selection by Blind Lemon Jefferson.)
Description: Country Blues
recorded in Ridgecrest and Venice, California; Chicago; Grafton, Wisconsin;Jackson, Mississippi; and Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1928-66
Material: 20 tracks [9 by House (1 w/accompaniment by Taj Mahal; 2 w/Alan Wilson), 4 by Lacy,
3 by Bracey and James, 1 by Jefferson]
notes by David Evans, Marc Ryan and Taj Mahal, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Mississippi Blues Survivors - Barrelhouse On The Ground
(Roosevelt Holts & Boogie Bill Webb, Mager Johnson, Eli Owens, Jack Owens & Bud Spires, Hub Quinn, Houston Stackhouse & Carey "Ditty" Mason,
Arzo Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Bentonia and Crystal Springs, Ms; Bogalusa, Clifton and New Orleans, La, 1966-70
Material: 20 tracks (10 by Holts & Webb, 3 by Quinn, 2 ea. by Jack Owens and Johnson, 1 ea. by the others) - listen
notes by David Evans and Marc Ryan, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Rollin' & Tumblin' (available outside Japan)
(Houston Stackhouse w/Ditty Mason, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, and Woodrow Adams w/Martin and Curtis Allen)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Crystal Springs and Robinsonville, Mississippi, 1967
Material: 15 tracks (5 by Stackhouse, 2 by Martin, 8 by Adams)
notes and lyric transcriptions by David Evans, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - That's On Old Devil - Origins of the Blues
(Roosevelt Holts, Furry Lewis, Jack Owens, Bud Spires, Robert Pete Williams, Mott Willis)
Description: Pre-Blues and Country Blues interspersed with interviews with the artists. Recorded in Malibu, California; Bogalusa and
New Orleans, Louisiana; Bentonia and Crystal Springs, Mississippi; and Memphis, Tennessee; 1966-73
Material: 17 tracks (4 by Holts and Owens, 3 by each of the others)
notes by David Evans & Marc Ryan, session photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - You Can't Ride This Train - Folk Blues of Louisiana
(Blind Pete Burrell, Isaiah Chattman, L.V. Conerly, Roosevelt Holts, Eli Owens, Hub Quinn, Babe Stovall, Boogie Bill Webb, Robert Pete Williams,
Arzo Youngblood)
Description: Country Blues. Recorded in Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Clifton, Franklinton and New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965-73
Material: 21 tracks (5 by Holts, 3 by Youngblood, 2 by Conerly, Owens, Quinn, Stovall & Webb, 1 by others)
notes by David Evans & Marc Ryan, session photos by Marina Bokelman

 
GOSPEL

Rev. Rubin Lacy - Old Hallelujahs
Description: Down-home gospel singing and preaching by a legend of the Country Blues. Recorded in Ridgecrest, California, 1966
by Evans& John Fahey
Material: 21 tracks (feat. guitar accomp. on 1 trk each by John Fahey, Alan Wilson and David Evans)
notes by David Evans, photos
 
Various Artists - Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
(Blind Pete Burrell, Roosevelt Holts, Skip James*, Robert "Nighthawk" Johnson, Lily Belle Porter with Mott Willis, Babe Stovall, R. P. Williams,
Isaac Youngblood)
Description: Black Country Gospel. Recorded in Los Angeles (*by Steve LaVere), Mississippi and Louisiana, 1966-9
Material: 21 tracks (7 by Burrell, 4 by Johnson, 3 by Stovall, 2 by Williams and Youngblood; 1 by the others)
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman & Jim Marshall
 
Various Artists - Don't Knock
(Blind Pete Burrell, Ephram Carter fife & drum band, Mr. & Mrs. Celeste, Robert "Nighthawk" Johnson & family, Eddie Lee "Mustright" Jones,
J. W. Jones, Heddie Holmes, Rev. Rubin Lacy & quartet, Mr. & Mrs. Herb Quinn, Deacon Hurley & Lillie Ruth Smart, Babe Stovall, The White Family,
Sarah Williams)
Description:Down Home Black Country Gospel. Recorded in Ridgecrest, California; Bogalusa, Clifton, Franklinton and New Orleans, Louisiana;
Skene, Mississippi; Clyo, Lexington, Savannah, Waverly Hall and Wrens, Georgia; 1966-77
Material: 20 tracks (2 by Burrell and Lacy, 1 each by the others) - listen
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman & Cheryl Thurber
 
Various Artists - Done Got Over - Down Home Gospel 1966-1973
(John Henry "Bubba" Brown, Blind Pete Burrell, Lee Jenkins, Rev. LeDell Johnson, Robert "Nighthawk" Johnson & Family, Rev. Ruben Lacy & Quartet,
Eli Owens, Lilly Belle Porter with Mott Willis, Mr. & Mrs. Herb Quinn, Babe Stovall, Robert Pete Williams, Isaac Youngblood)
Description: Black Country Gospel. Recorded in Los Angeles, Malibu and Ridgecrest, Calif.;
Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Clifton and Franklinton, Louisiana; Crystal Springs, Jackson, Skene and Tylertown, Mississippi, 1966-73
Material: 22 tracks (4 by Rev. Lacy & Qt., 2 by Stovall, 2 each by Burrell, both Johnsons, Owens, Porter, Youngblood, 1 by the others) - listen
notes by David Evans, photos by Marina Bokelman
 
Various Artists - Something Got A Hold To Me - Georgia Gospel 1969-1977
(Thad & William Harris, Embry Raines, Smart Family Holiness Singers, Congregation of Sweet Fields Of Eden Baptist Church, The White Family,
Sarah Williams with Johnny & Kate McTell Seabrooks)
Description:Black Country Gospel. Recorded in Clyo, Savannah, and Wrens, Georgia; 1966-77
Material: 11 tracks (3 by the Whites; 2 each by Harris, Raines and the Smarts; 1 by each of the others) - listen
notes by David Evans, photos by Cheryl Thurber
Trumpet Records masters & recordings - Produced by Marc Ryan
                        (AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE U.S. ONLY*)
BLUES
(single artist sets)

Willie Love - Nelson Street Blues*
(The pianist/vocalist's entire output - some previously unissued, one in multiple takes!  Accompanying personnel   includes guitarists Little Milton,
Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, and Lonnie Holmes, Junior Blackman, drums)
Description:  Down Home Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, 1951-3
Material:  19 tracks - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, lyric transcriptions by Marc Ryan & Leslie Nelson, vintage photos

Sonny Boy Williamson - Sonny Boy's Rhythm*
(His great early sides, seven of them appearing in multiple takes!  Accompanists include Willie Love, pno; B. B. King, Joe Willie Wilkins,
Lester Williams, J.V. Turner, guitar; Junior Blackman, drums)
Description:  Down Home Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Houston, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi, 1953-4
Material:  24 tracks - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, lyric transcriptions by Leslie Nelson, vintage photos


(multiple artist sets)

Sonny Boy Williamson / Willie Love - Clownin' With The World
(These two giants are accompanied by each other with varying instrumentation and assorted personnel , including  Joe Willie Wilkins,
Lonnie Holmes, Lester Williams, J. V. Turner, guitar, Junior Blackman, drums)
Description:  Down Home Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Houston, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi, 1951-4
Material:  16 tracks (8 each) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics

Big Joe Williams / Luther Huff / Willie Love - Delta Blues - 1951
(The guitarist, the mandolinist and the pianist with varying instrumentation and assorted personnel , including  Little Milton, Elmore James,
Joe Willie Wilkins, guitar; Junior Blackman, drums)
Description:  Post-war Country Blues. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, 1951
Material:  18 tracks (8 by Williams, 6 by Love, 4 by Huff) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics

Sonny Boy Williamson / Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup / Bobo "Slim" Thomas - Goin' In Your Direction
(More Sonny Boy - in both featured and accompanying roles - again with varying instrumentation  & assorted  personnel, including Willie Love, pno;
B. B. King, Joe Willie Wilkins, J. V. Turner, gtr, Junior Blackman, dms)
Description:  Down Home Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Houston, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi, 1951-4
Material:  15 tracks (12 features by Williamson, plus 2 by Crudup, 1 by Thomas) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics

Various Artists - Shout, Brother, Shout!
(The Four Sharps, Lonnie Holmes & His Dark Town Boys, Sherman "Blues" Johnson & His Clouds of Joy, Rocky Jones & The Texas Jacks,
Willie Love & His 3 Aces, Wally Mercer, Beverly White & Her Trio)
Description:  Down Home Rhythm 'n' Blues, Doo-Wop & Southern Supper Club Piano. Recorded in St. Louis, Houston, Memphis and
Jackson, Mississippi, 1951-4
Material:  22 tracks (5 by Mercer, 4 by Johnson and White, 3 by Love, 2 each by the others) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics


Big Joe Williams / Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup / Bobo "Slim" Thomas / Luther Huff - Jackson, Mississippi Blues*
(Two great guitarists, a mystery man, a superb mandolinist and assorted accompanists, including Sonny Boy Williamson, harmonica; and
Joe Willie Wilkins, guitar)
Description:  Post-war Country Blues. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, 1951-2
Material:  17 tracks (8 by Williams, 4 each by Crudup and Huff, 1 by Thomas) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, lyric transcriptions by Marc Ryan & Leslie Nelson, vintage photos

Tiny Kennedy / Clayton Love / Jerry McCain - Strange Kind Of Feelin'
(The singer, the pianist and the harmonica player with varying instrumentation and assorted personnel , including  Calvin Newborn,
J. V. Turner, guitar; Wilbur Steinberg, bass; Junior Blackman, drums)
Description:  Down Home Rhythm 'n' Blues. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi, 1951-4
Material:  14 tracks (7 by McCain, 5 by Kennedy, 2 by Love) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics


GOSPEL

The Southern Sons Quartet - Deep South Gospel / I Love the Lord
(The six man quartet's entire output - one selection in multiple takes!)
Description:  Down Home Gospel Harmony. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, 1950-3
Material:  16 tracks (including two alternate takes) - listen
notes by Ray Funk, lyric transcriptions, vintage photos

Various Artists - Going On Home To Glory / In The Spirit
(St. Andrews Gospelaires, Argo Gospel Singers (female) with The Southern Sons, Blue Jay Gospel Singers, Brother Hugh Dent,
Carolina Kings of Harmony)
Description:  Down Home Gospel Harmony. Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, 1950-3
Material: 16 tracks (4 by the Kings, 4 each by Argo/Sons, 4 by Hugh Dent, 2 each by the others) - listen
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos and graphics


COUNTRY / ROCKABILLY

Various Artists - Honky Tonk - Volume 1
(Kay Kellum, Hodges Bros., Luke McDaniel, Tag Williams, Werley Fairburn, Lucky Joe Almond, Bill Blevins, Tex Dean, Bill Nettles, Bill McDonald,
Ann & George Clark)
Description:  Rural Southern Country. Recorded in Mississippi in the early 1950's
Material:  22 tracks (3 by Kellum and McDaniel, 2 by the Hodges, 2 by Almond, Blevins, and McDonald; 4 by Dean, 1 each by the others)
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos, photos by Chris Strachwitz

Various Artists - Jivin' In The Woodland  (The Trumpet Rockabilly Story)
(Curley Lee, Rocky Jones, Luke McDaniel, Lucky Joe Almond, Tex Dean, Ann Clark, Wally Deane, Ginger Rody)
Description:  Early Rockabilly. Recorded in Mississippi in the early 1950's
Material:  17 tracks (2 by Jones and Clark; 7 by Almond, 3 by Deane, 1 each by the others)
notes by Marc Ryan, vintage photos
#misc
Copyright©2012 Delta Haze Corporation. All rights reserved. All content used by permission.
.