Yank Rachell

Yank Rachell (born James A. Rachel; March 16, 1910 – April 9, 1997) was an American country blues musician who has been called an "elder statesman of the blues". His career as a performer spanned nearly seventy years, from the late 1920s to the 1990s.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 16, 1910 (Brownsville), Died April 10, 1997 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, mandolin, guitar, leader

Notes: Name appears on some Victor disc labels as James Rachel, his birth name.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-020109 10-in. 3/13/1938 Friendless Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-020126 10-in. 3/13/1938 J.L. Dairy blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica, mandolin, and guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020127 10-in. 3/13/1938 Rachel blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica and mandolin vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020128 10-in. 3/13/1938 Lake Michigan blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica, mandolin, and guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020129 10-in. 3/13/1938 I'm wild and crazy as I can be Yank Rachell Male vocal duet, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, composer, leader  
Victor BS-020850 10-in. 6/17/1938 When you feel down and out Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020851 10-in. 6/17/1938 Texas Tommy Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020852 10-in. 6/17/1938 It's all over Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020853 10-in. 6/17/1938 My mind got bad Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-064104 10-in. 4/3/1941 Hobo blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band and talk vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-064105 10-in. 4/3/1941 It seems like a dream Yank Rachell Male vocal duet, with washboard band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-064106 10-in. 4/3/1941 Army man blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-064107 10-in. 4/3/1941 38 pistol blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band and talk composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-064108 10-in. 4/3/1941 Worried blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-064109 10-in. 4/3/1941 Biscuit baking woman Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-064110 10-in. 4/3/1941 Insurance man blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-064111 10-in. 4/3/1941 Up North blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band and talk composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-070470 10-in. 12/11/1941 Yellow yam blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070471 10-in. 12/11/1941 Tappin' that thing Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070472 10-in. 12/11/1941 Rainy days blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070473 10-in. 12/11/1941 Peach tree blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070474 10-in. 12/11/1941 She loves who she please Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070475 10-in. 12/11/1941 Bye bye blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070476 10-in. 12/11/1941 Loudella blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
Victor BS-070477 10-in. 12/11/1941 Katy Lee blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, mandolin  
(Results 26-50 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rachell, Yank," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105486.

Rachell, Yank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105486.

"Rachell, Yank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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