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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 51-56 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 93586 10-in. 3/12/1941 My little bit Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 93587 10-in. 3/12/1941 Seeing is believing Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 93588 10-in. 3/12/1941 The good Lawd' s children Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 93589 10-in. 3/12/1941 You got to tell me something Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 93590 10-in. 3/12/1941 Love me with attention Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 93591 10-in. 3/12/1941 I'm a little piece of leather Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, harmonica  
(Results 51-56 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nighthawk, Robert," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105969.

Nighthawk, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105969.

"Nighthawk, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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

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