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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 26-45 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-45 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Townsend, Henry," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092.

Townsend, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105092.

"Townsend, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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