Various - Them Dirty Blues (A Five Record Copulation Compilation)

  • Artist: Various
  • Category: Blues
  • Name: Them Dirty Blues (A Five Record Copulation Compilation)
  • Size: 1547mb
  • Quality: FLAC, MP3

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A1 The Mississippi Mudmashers* Bring On Home To Grandma
A2 Lee Green (Good Mornin' Susie) I'm Gonna Beat Your Bread
Guitar – Charlie Pickett, John Estes*Jug – Hammie Nixon
A3 Lonnie Johnson And Spencer Williams Keep It To Yourself
Piano – James P. Johnson*
A4 Blind Boy Fuller Worn Out Engine Blues
A5 Memphis Jug Band She Done Sold It Out
Guitar – Charlie Burse, Will ShadeJug – Jab JonesViolin – Charlie PierceVocals – Charlie Burse, Will Shade
A6 Kokomo Arnold Big Leg Mama (John Russell Blues)
A7 Mary Dixon Daddy, You've Got Everything
Cornet – Ed AllenPiano – J.C. Johnson
A8 AFRS Studio Orchestra Take A Pro
B1 Jimmy Strange Yas Yas Yas No. 1
Piano – Dorothy ScottTrumpet – Randolph Scott
B2 Bob Howe* And Frankie Griggs The Hottest Stuff In Town
B3 Walter Roland Every Morning Blues
B4 The Mississippi Sheiks* Ram Rod Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Walter Vincson*Violin – Lonnie Chatman*
B5 Bob Clifford Ash Can Blues
B6 The Hokum Boys Caught Us Doing It
Bass – Bill SettlesGuitar – Big Bill Broonzy, Casey Bill WeldonVocals – Teddy Edwards*, Casey Bill Weldon
B7 Whistlin' Alex Moore* Blue Bloomer Blues
Guitar – Blind Norris
B8 Speedy Holmes Mister Mary Blues
C1 Frankie Half Pint Jaxon* And The Harlem Hamfats Wet It!
Bass – Ransom Knowing*Clarinet – Odell RandDrums – Pearlie Williams*Guitar – Charlie McCoy , Joe McCoyMandolin – Charlie McCoy Trumpet – Herb Morand
C2 Blind Boy Fuller I Want Some Of Your Pie
Harmonica – Sonny TerryWashboard – Bull City Red
C3 Mary Dixon You Can't Sleep In My Bed
Cornet – Ed AllenPiano – J.C. Johnson
C4 Bud Jackson's Swanee Serenaders Messin Around
C5 Bob Howe* And Frankie Griggs The Coldest Stuff In Town
C6 Holmes And Howard Somebody's Been Using That Thing
Guitar – Al Miller
C7 Johnny Messner And His Orchestra She Really Meant To Keep It
C8 Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues, Part One
Piano – Porter GraingerTrombone – Charlie Green
D1 Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues, Part Two
Piano – Porter GraingerTrombone – Charlie Green
D2 Walter Roland Big Mama
D3 The Mississippi Sheiks* Loose Like That
Guitar, Vocals – Walter Vincson*Violin – Lonnie Chatman*Vocals – Bo Chatman
D4 Lonnie Johnson And Spencer Williams Once Or Twice
Guitar – Lonnie Johnson Piano – James P. Johnson*Scraper – Spencer Williams
D5 Blind Boy Fuller Shake It, Baby
Washboard – Oh Red
D6 Connie McClean's Rhythm Boys* I Can't Use That Thing
Bass – Alfred HillClarinet – Connie McCleanDrums – Alex Miller Guitar – Ludowic BrownPiano – Ray DurantSaxophone – Connie McCleanTrumpet – Chubby WrightVocals – Connie McClean
D7 Georgia White If You Can't Get Five, Take Two
D8 Jimmy Rushing Tricks Ain't Walkin'
E1 The Hokum Boys Somebody's Been Using That Thing, No. 2
Banjo – Rob Robinson Piano – Jimmy BlytheVocals – Rob Robinson
E2 Papa Charlie Jackson Shave 'Em Dry
E3 Pinewood Tom Sissy Man
Piano – Walter Roland
E4 Ma Rainey Sissy Blues
Banjo – Rip BassetClarinet – Tom Brown Cornet – Homer HobsonDrums – Ben ThigpenPiano – Lil HendersonSaxophone – Doc Cheatham, Tom Brown Trombone – Albert Wynn
E5 Monette Moore Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed
Piano – Sammy Price
E6 Ruby Glaze And Hot Shot Willie Rollin Mama Blues
E7 Ruth Ladson And Three Shadows Windy City Blues
E8 Lucille Bogan Stew Meat Blues
Piano – Walter Roland
F1 Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson Toothache Blues
Piano – Clarence Williams
F2 Maggie Jones Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage?
Cornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Fletcher Henderson
F3 Lil Johnson Take Your Hand Off It
Drums – Fred Williams
F4 Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted
Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano – Black BobVocals – Washboard SamWashboard – Washboard Sam
F5 Sippie Wallace I'm A Mighty Tight Woman
F6 Mae Glover Gas Man Blues
Guitar – John Byrd
F7 Victoria Spivey Black Snake Blues
F8 Blanche Calloway I Got What It Takes
Banjo – Andy Jackson Bass – Joe DurhamDrums – Cozy ColePiano – Clyde Heart*Reeds – Charles Frazier, Ernest Purce, Leroy HardyTrombone – Alton MooreTrumpet – Clarence Smith, Edgar Battle, Henry Mason
G1 Rosetta Howard And The Harlem Hamfats The Candy Man
Bass – John Lindsey*Clarinet – Odell RandDrums – Fred FlynnGuitar – Joe McCoyMandolin – Joe McCoyPiano – Horace MalcolmTrumpet – Herb Morand
G2 Lucille Bogan Tired As I Can Be
Guitar – Bob Campbell , Walter Roland
G3 Ora Alexander You've Got To Save That Thing
G4 Bo Chatman Ants In My Pants
G5 Chicago Black Swans Don't Tear My Clothes
G6 Lil Johnson My Baby (Squeeze Me Again)
Piano – Black Bob
G7 Napoleon Fletcher She Showed It All
Piano – Roosevelt Sykes
G8 Lil Johnson Honey, You're So Good To Me
Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano – Black Bob
H1 The Dallas Jug Band You've Gotta Have That Thing
H2 Lil Johnson And Alfred Bell If You Don't Give Me What I Want
Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano – Black Bob
H3 Bo Chatman Pleas Warm My Weiner
H4 Bea Foote Try And Get It
Trombone – J.C. HigginbothamTrumpet – Charlie Shavers
H5 Johnny Temple Grinding Mill
Guitar – Teddy BunnPiano – Sammy Price
H6 Memphis Minnie If You See My Rooster
Piano – Black Bob
H7 Blind Boy Fuller I Don't Want No Skinny Woman
Harmonica – Sonny TerryWashboard – Oh Red
H8 Lil Johnson Take It Easy Greasy
Piano – Black Bob
I1 Georgia White Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)
I2 Blind Willie McTell Southern Can Mama
Guitar – Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver
I3 The Hokum Boys Let Me Pat That Thing
Clarinet – Bob Robinson Guitar – Bob AlexanderPiano – Jimmy BlytheVocals – Bob Alexander, Jimmy Blythe
I4 Ethel Waters My Handy Man
Piano – James P. Johnson*
I5 The Chocolate Dandies Six Or Seven Times
Clarinet – Benny Carter, Don RedmanCornet – Rex StewartDrums – George StaffordPiano – Fats WallerSaxophone – Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Don RedmanTrombone – J.C. HigginbothamTrumpet – Leonard DavisTuba – Cyrus St. ClairVocals – Benny Carter, Don Redman
I6 James Stump Johnson* The Duck's Yas-Yas-Yas
Piano – Alex Hill*
I7 Miss Edith Wilson* My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More
I8 Oscar's Chicago Swingers I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now
Piano – John OscarVocals – Sam Theard
J1 Blind Boy Fuller What's That Smells Like Fish
Washboard – Bull City Red
J2 Victoria Spivey Accompanied By Red Allen And His New York Orchestra* How Do They Do It That Way?
Bass – Pops FosterClarinet – Albert NicholasDrums – Paul BarbarinGuitar – Will Johnson Piano – Luis RussellSaxophone – Charlie Holmes, Teddy HillTrombone – J.C. HigginbothamTrumpet – Henry Red Allen, Jr.*
J3 Memphis Jug Band Papa's Got Your Water On
Guitar – Charlie BurseHarmonica – Will ShadeJug – Hambone LewisKazoo – Ben RameyVocals – Charlie Nickerson, Hattie Hart, Will Shade
J4 Edith North Johnson* Honey Dripper Blues
Piano – Roosevelt Sykes
J5 Bo Chatman All Around Man
J6 Tampa Red And His Hokum Jub Band* (Easy Rider) I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone
Guitar – Tampa RedPiano – Thomas A. DorseyVocals – Frankie JaxonWashboard – Jasper Taylor
J7 Lonnie Johnson Uncle Red, Don't Use Your Head (AKA: I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You!)
J8 Bessie Smith I'm Wild About That Thing
Guitar – Eddie LangPiano – Clarence Williams

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – Europadisk
  • Pressed By – Europadisk


  • Compiled By – Joe Lauro
  • Engineer [Digital Audio Restoration] – Doug Pomeroy
  • Lacquer Cut By – Don Grossinger


Track list on back cover erroneously gives "She Really Meant To Keep It - Johnny Messner and His Orchestra" two times on LP 2 (tracks C7 and D7). D7 actually plays "If You Can't Get Five, Take Two – Georgia White"

Disc 3 labels are swapped on some (?) copies.

Don Grossinger's etched signature in runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (All sides [except Disc 3] runout stamped [in a circle]): EDP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): RECORD ONE - SIDE A JASS 18-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): RECORD ONE - SIDE B JASS 18-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): RECORD TWO - SIDE A JASS 14-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): RECORD TWO - SIDE TWO JASS 14-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E runout etched): COL ST 118A -B [A scratched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F runout etched): COL ST 118B -A [B scratched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G runout etched): J3-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H runout etched): J3-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I runout etched): JASS 5-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J runout etched): JASS 5-B
  • Matrix / Runout (All sides runout etched): DG [handwriting variations]

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JASS CD-11/12 Various Them Dirty Blues (A Double Disc Copulation Compilation) ‎(2xCD, Comp) Jass Records JASS CD-11/12 US 1989
CD CH 511/512 Various Them Dirty Blues (A Double Disc Copulation Compilation) ‎(2xCD, Comp, RE) Milan CD CH 511/512 Switzerland Unknown