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Henry Townsend

Henry "Mule" Townsend (October 27, 1909 – September 24, 2006) was an American blues singer, guitarist and pianist.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1909 (Shelby), Died September 24th, 2006 (Mequon)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, piano, songwriter

Notes: Also performs as Henry Thomas. Not to be confused with Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-69400 10-in. 6/9/1931 Sunshine special blues Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-69402 10-in. 6/9/1931 Hard rock was my pillow Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-69403 10-in. 6/9/1931 As true as I've been to you Willie Kelly Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-69414 10-in. 6/10/1931 Sunny land blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-69415 10-in. 6/10/1931 You don't worry my mind Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-77309 10-in. 12/11/1933 Can't do that no more Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77310 10-in. 12/11/1933 She's got what I want Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77311 10-in. 12/11/1933 My sweet candy Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77314 10-in. 12/11/1933 Sick with the blues Henry Thomas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-85479 10-in. 2/25/1935 Sloppy drunk again Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85480 10-in. 2/25/1935 Travelin' this lonesome road Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85481 10-in. 2/25/1935 Sad and lonesome blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85482 10-in. 2/25/1935 Minute man Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85483 10-in. 2/25/1935 Minute man Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85484 10-in. 2/25/1935 Sweet sixteen Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85485 10-in. 2/25/1935 Wonder where my baby's gone Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85493 10-in. 2/25/1935 Don't love that woman Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-85494 10-in. 2/25/1935 She's got a mean disposition Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-91429 10-in. 7/28/1935 Dentist blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-91430 10-in. 7/28/1935 Root man blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-91431 10-in. 7/28/1935 Pearly May Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-91432 10-in. 7/28/1935 What have I done wrong? Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-91433 10-in. 7/28/1935 I can tell by the way you smell Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-91434 10-in. 7/28/1935 Santa Claus Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96234 10-in. 10/31/1935 Moonlight is my spread Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Townsend, Henry," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092.

Townsend, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092.

"Townsend, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092

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