Peg Leg Howell

Joshua Barnes Howell, known as Peg Leg Howell (March 5, 1888 – August 11, 1966), was an African-American blues singer and guitarist, who connected early country blues and the later 12-bar style.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 5th, 1888 (Eatonton), Died August 11th, 1966 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, leader, speaker

Notes: Original name: Joshua Barnes Howell.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143116 10-in. 11/8/1926 Coal man blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143117 10-in. 11/8/1926 Tishamingo blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143118 10-in. 11/8/1926 New prison blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143119 10-in. 11/8/1926 Fo' day blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143941 10-in. 4/8/1927 New Jelly Roll blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer") and male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143942 10-in. 4/8/1927 Beaver slide rag Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Violin and 2 guitars, with talk instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143943 10-in. 4/8/1927 Moanin' and groanin' blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143944 10-in. 4/8/1927 Papa Stobb blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143945 10-in. 4/8/1927 Sadie Lee blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143946 10-in. 4/8/1927 New jailhouse blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145062 10-in. 11/1/1927 Too tight blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer") and male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145063 10-in. 11/1/1927 Moanin' and groanin' blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145064 10-in. 11/1/1927 Hobo blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars leader, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W145065 10-in. 11/1/1927 Peg Leg stomp Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Violin and 2 guitars, with male vocal solo ("blues singer") leader, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W145184 10-in. 11/9/1927 Doin' wrong Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145185 10-in. 11/9/1927 Skin game blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146159 10-in. 4/20/1928 Please ma'am Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146160 10-in. 4/20/1928 Rock and gravel blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146161 10-in. 4/20/1928 Low-down rounder blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146162 10-in. 4/20/1928 Fairy blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147322 10-in. 10/27/1928 Banjo blues Eddie Anthony ; Peg Leg Howell Male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147343 10-in. 10/30/1928 Turkey buzzard blues Eddie Anthony ; Peg Leg Howell Male vocal duet ("blues singer[s]"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147344 10-in. 10/30/1928 Turtle dove blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147345 10-in. 10/30/1928 Walkin' blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148236 10-in. 4/10/1929 Broke and hungry blues Peg Leg Howell Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Howell, Peg Leg," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104119.

Howell, Peg Leg. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104119.

"Howell, Peg Leg." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104119

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