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Robert Nighthawk

Robert Lee McCollum (November 30, 1909 – November 5, 1967) was an American blues musician who played and recorded under the pseudonyms Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk. He was the father of the blues musician Sam Carr. Nighthawk was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30th, 1909 (Helena), Died November 5th, 1967 (Helena)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1941

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

Notes: Birth name: Robert Lee McCollum. Many compositions credited as Robert Lee McCoy or R. L. McCoy.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07648 10-in. 5/5/1937 Good gal Walter Davis Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-07655 10-in. 5/5/1937 Tough luck Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica and 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-07656 10-in. 5/5/1937 Lonesome world Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-07657 10-in. 5/5/1937 G man Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-07658 10-in. 5/5/1937 Don't mistreat your woman Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-07659 10-in. 5/5/1937 Prowling Night-Hawk Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica and 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-07660 10-in. 5/5/1937 Sweet Pepper Mama Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica and 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-016526 10-in. 11/11/1937 Danger blues Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-016527 10-in. 11/11/1937 My friend has forsaken me Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-016528 10-in. 11/11/1937 Mean black cat Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-016529 10-in. 11/11/1937 Brickyard Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-016530 10-in. 11/11/1937 Mamie Lee Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-016531 10-in. 11/11/1937 Take it easy baby Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica and 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-016532 10-in. 11/11/1937 I have spent my bones Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica and 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-016533 10-in. 11/11/1937 C N A Robert Lee McCoy Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-030858 10-in. 12/17/1938 Every day and night Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030859 10-in. 12/17/1938 Ol' Mose Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030860 10-in. 12/17/1938 You're all I've got to live for Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030861 10-in. 12/17/1938 She's got what it takes Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030862 10-in. 12/17/1938 Next door neighbor Ramblin' Bob ; Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and talk vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030863 10-in. 12/17/1938 Big Apple blues Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030864 10-in. 12/17/1938 Freight train blues Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-030865 10-in. 12/17/1938 Good gamblin' Ramblin' Bob Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-064650 10-in. 8/1/1941 Every dog must have his day Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BS-064651 10-in. 8/1/1941 You know what you promised me Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, harmonica  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nighthawk, Robert," accessed January 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105969.

Nighthawk, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105969.

"Nighthawk, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105969

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