Sonny Boy Nelson

Sonny Boy Nelson (December 23, 1908 – November 4, 1998) was an American Delta blues musician.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 23rd, 1908 (Utica), Died November 4th, 1998 (Greenville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist

Notes: Also known as Eugene Powell.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02597 10-in. 10/15/1936 Long tall woman Sonny Boy Nelson Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-02599 10-in. 10/15/1936 Lovin' blues Sonny Boy Nelson Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-02600 10-in. 10/15/1936 Street walkin' Sonny Boy Nelson Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-02601 10-in. 10/15/1936 If you don't believe I'm leaving, baby Sonny Boy Nelson Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-02602 10-in. 10/15/1936 Pony blues Sonny Boy Nelson Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-02603 10-in. 10/15/1936 I had a gal for the last 15 years Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02604 10-in. 10/15/1936 Tell me what's wrong with you Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02605 10-in. 10/15/1936 You gonna look like a monkey when you get old Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02606 10-in. 10/15/1936 G-blues Robert Hill Harmonica solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02607 10-in. 10/15/1936 Just smilin' Robert Hill Harmonica solo, with kazoo and 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02608 10-in. 10/15/1936 Pal, how I miss you tonight Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02609 10-in. 10/15/1936 Lumber-yard blues Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02610 10-in. 10/15/1936 I'm going to write and tell Mother Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02611 10-in. 10/15/1936 It is so good Robert Hill Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02612 10-in. 10/15/1936 Hill's hot sauce Robert Hill Harmonica solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Sonny Boy," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103326.

Nelson, Sonny Boy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103326.

"Nelson, Sonny Boy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103326

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