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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

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  
Victor BS-96235 10-in. 10/31/1935 Don't the clouds look lonesome Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96236 10-in. 10/31/1935 Katy blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96237 10-in. 10/31/1935 Ashes in my whiskey Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96238 10-in. 10/31/1935 Blues at midnight Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96239 10-in. 10/31/1935 Can't get along with you Walter Davis Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-016534 10-in. 11/11/1937 Lose your man Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-016535 10-in. 11/11/1937 All I've got's gone Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-016536 10-in. 11/11/1937 A ramblin' mind Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-016537 10-in. 11/11/1937 Now I stay away Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-030828 10-in. 12/19/1938 I like the way you spread your wings Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030829 10-in. 12/19/1938 Cuttin' off my days Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030830 10-in. 12/19/1938 You don't know right from wrong Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030831 10-in. 12/19/1938 Bad luck and trouble Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030833 10-in. 12/19/1938 Your time is comin' Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030834 10-in. 12/19/1938 Everything is OK Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030835 10-in. 12/19/1938 Troubled and weary Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030836 10-in. 12/19/1938 Early this morning Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030837 10-in. 12/19/1938 Mercy blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W403300 10-in. 11/15/1929 Henry's worry blues Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W403302 10-in. 11/15/1929 Long ago blues Henry Townsend Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Townsend, Henry," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092.

Townsend, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092.

"Townsend, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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