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Ishman Bracey

Ishmon Bracey (January 9, 1899 or 1901 – February 12, 1970), sometimes credited as Ishman Bracey, was an American Delta blues singer-guitarist. Alongside his contemporary Tommy Johnson, Bracey was a highly influential bluesman in Jackson, Mississippi, and was one of the area's earliest figures to record blues material. Bracey's recordings included "Trouble Hearted Blues" and "Left Alone Blues", both of which appear on several compilation albums.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 9, 1901 (Mississippi), Died February 12, 1970 (Jackson)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1934

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41842 10-in. 2/4/1928 Saturday blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-41843 10-in. 2/4/1928 Left alone blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45458 10-in. 8/31/1928 Leavin' town blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45459 10-in. 8/31/1928 Brown mamma blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45460 10-in. 8/31/1928 Trouble-hearted blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45461 10-in. 8/31/1928 Four day blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82712 10-in. 3/30/1934 Four day blues Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bracey, Ishman," accessed January 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105512.

Bracey, Ishman. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105512.

"Bracey, Ishman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105512

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