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British Superstitions and the Blues
by Max Haymes
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1.Paine Lauran."Hierarchy Of Hell". Robert Hale. London. 1972.

2.Baker Margaret. "Folklore And Customs Of Rural England". David & Charles. 1988. First Pub. 1974.

3.Hole Christina. "English Folklore". B.T.Batsford Ltd. London. 1944-45. First pub. 1940.

4.Blassingame John W. "The Slave Community". Oxford. University Press. 1979.

5.Simpson Jacqueline. "The Folklore Of The Welsh Borders". B.T.Batsford Ltd. 1976.

6.Kightly Charles. "Country Voices". Thames & Hudson. 1984,

7.Jackson Bruce (Ed.)."The Negro And His Folklore In Nineteenth Century Periodicals". American Folklore Society. University of Texas Press. 1969. First pub. 1967.

8.0liver Paul. "Blues Fell This Morning". Cambridge University Press. 1990. First pub. 1960.

9.-----"----- "Screening The Blues". Cassell. 1968.

10.-----"----- "Songsters & Saints". Cambridge University Press. 1984.

11.-----"----- "Story Of The Blues". Barrie & Rockliff. London. 1969.

12.Georgia. Writers Project. "Drums And Shadows". W.P.A. The University of Georgia Press. Athens, Ga. 1986. First pub. 1940.

13.Barefoot Bill. "Bad Boy". Barefoot Bill (vo.gtr.). 20/4/30. Atlanta, Ga.

14.-----"----- "One more Time". Barefoot Bill (vo.gtr.). 20/4/30. Atlanta, Ga.

15.Memphis Jug Band. "A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake". Will Shade (vo.gtr.), Ben Ramey(kazoo), Charlie Burse (vo.gtr.), unk. hca. 11/9/28. Memphis, Tennessee.

16.-----"-----  "I Can't Stand It". Will Shade (gtr.), Ben Ramey(kazoo, prob.vo.) Charlie Burse(gtr. prob. vo.), Milton Robie(vin.), Jab Jones (jug). 17/9/29. Memphis,Tenn.

17.Botkin B.A."Lay My Burden Down". University of Chicago Press. 1977. First pub. 1945.

18.Memphis Minnie. "I'm A Gamblin' Woman". Memphis Minnie (vo.gtr.), unk. bs. 18/2/36. Chicago,I11.

19.Briggs Katherine M. "Pale Hecate's Team". Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1962.

20.-----"-----  "A Dictionary Of British Folk Tales". Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1971.

21.The Two Charlies. "Got Your Water On". Charlie Jordan (vo. gtr.) , Charlie Manson (gtr.). 10/4/36. New York.

22.Butterbeans & Susie. "Been Some Changes Made". Jody Edwards (speech), Susie Edwards (vo. speech), Eddie Heywood (pno.). 30/6/28.  Chicago, Ill.

23.Bertha 'Chippie' Hill. "Kid Man Blues". Bertha 'Clippie' Hill (vo.), Louis Armstrong (cor.), Richard M.Jones (pno.). 9/11/25. Chicago, Ill.

24.Barbecue Bob. "Honey You Don't Know My Mind". Barbecue Bob (vo.gtr.speech). 15/6/27. New York.

25.Martha Copeland. "Desert Blues". Martha Copeland (vo.speech), Clarence Adams (clt.), James P. Johnson (pno. speech) . 91/6/28. New York.

26.Too Tight Henry. "The Way I Do". Too Tight Henry (vo.prob. gtr.), unk. gtr., prob. Jed Davenport(hca.). 2,/10/30. Chicago, I11.

27.Macon Ed & Tampa Joe. "Tickle Britches". Eddie Anthony (vo.vln), Tampa Joe (vo.gtr.). unk.vln. 9/12/30. Atlanta, Ga.

28.Sonny Scott. "No Good Biddie". Sonny Scott (vo.:gtr.speech)j Walter Roland (gtr.). 18/7/33. New York.

29.Lil Johnson. "I'll Take You To The. Cleaners". Lil' Johnson (vo.), "Mr. Sheiks"(tpt.), Black Bob(pno.), Big Bill Broonzy(gtr.), Bill Settles (bs.). 19/11/16. Chicago, Ill.

3O.Moore Dave. Letter to "Blues Unlimited." No.122. Nov/Dec 1976.

31.Chappell William FSA. & Joseph W. Elsworth. "The Roxburgh Ballads Vol. I". London. Printed for the Ballad Society. 1883-97. in 9 Volumes.

32.Partridge Eric. "The Penguin Dictionary Of Historical Slang". Penguin. 1986. First pub. 1937.

33.Symons Julian (Ed.) . "The Complete Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Secker & Warburg. London, 1981.

34.Clapton Eric. Notes to "Robert Johnson-The Complete Recordings". Roots 'N Blues, on CB.S467 2464 1990

35.Barber Richard. & Anne Riches. "A Dictionary of Fabulous Beasts". pub. 1937. The Beydell Press. Ipswich. 1975. First pub. 1971.

36.Miahell John & Robert J.M. Richard. "Black Dogs" from "Phenomenon A Book Of Wonders". Thames & Hudson. 1983. First pub. 1977.

37.Robert Johnson. "Hell Hound On My Trail". Robert Johnson (vo.gtr.speech). 20/6/37. Dallas, Tex.

38.-----"----- "Stones In My Passway". Robert Johnson (vo.gtr.). 19/6/37. Dallas, Tex.

39.-----"-----  "Me And The Devil Blues". Robert Johnson (vo.gtr.speech). 20,/6/37. Dallas, Tex.

40.Matschat Christine Hulse. "Swannee River". William Hodge & Co. Ltd. 1951.

41.Jones Leroi. "Blues People". William Morrow & Co, Yew York. 1963.

42.Casey Bill. "Howlin' Dog Blues". Cassey Bill (vo.gtr.), prob. Black Bob(pno.), prob. Bill. Settles(bs.). 31/10/35. Chicago, Ill.

43.Jazz Gillum. "The Blues What Am". Jazz Gillum.(vo.hca.), Eddie Boyd(pno.), Willie James Lacey , (el.gtr.), Ransom Knowling(bs.), Judge Lawrence Riley (dms.). 29/4/47. Chicago, Ill.

44.Howlin' Wolf. "I Ain't Superstitious". Howlin' Wolf (vo.poss.gtr.), unk. gtr., bs., dms. co-/-/56. Chicago. Ill.

45.0llard Richard. "Pepys A Biography". Fodder & Stoughton. London. 1974.

46.Hattie Hudson. "Doggone My Good Luck Soul". Hattie Hudson (vo.speech), Willie Tyson(pno.). 6/12/27. Dallas, Tex.

47.Latham R.C. & W.Matthews. "The Diary Of Samuel Pepys" V-1664". G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1970.

48.Silvester Peter. "A Left Hand Like God". Omnibus Press. 1990. First pub. 1988,

49.Charlie Patton. "Banty Rooster Blues". Charlie Patton(vo.gtr.). 14/6/29. Richmond, Ind.

50.Lil McClintock. "Sow Good Seeds". Lil McClintock(vo.poss.gtr.). 4/12/30. Atlanta, Ga.

51.Rev. Edward Clayborn. "Then We'll Need That True Religion". The Guitar Evangelist (vo.gtr.). 17/6/27. New York.

52.Kokomo Arnold. "Policy Wheel Blues". Kokomo Arnold(vo.gtr.). 15/7/35. Chicago. Ill,

53.Luke Jordan. "Traveling Coon". Luke Jordan(vo.gtr.). 16/8/27. Charlotte, N.C.

54.Virgil Childers. "Travelin' Man". Virgil Childers(vo.gtr.). 25/1/38. Charlotte, N.C.

55.Garon Paul. "Blues And The Poetic Spirit". Eddison Press, Ltd. London. 1975.

56.Details of Jazz Gillum item: Neil Slaven. Notes to "Jazz, Gillum. 1938/47". L.P. R.C.A. Victor.
RD-7816. 1966.

57.All blues and Gospel transcriptions by Max Haymes, unless otherwise stated.

58.Details of pre-war blues/gospel sides: "Blues & Gospel Records 1902-1943". R.M.W. Dixon & J. Godrich. (Third Ed. Fully rev.). Storyville. 1982.

Copyright 1992 Max Haymes 


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