Kansas Joe

Wilbur "Kansas Joe" McCoy (May 11, 1905 – January 28, 1950) was an American Delta blues singer, musician and songwriter.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 11th, 1905 (Jackson), Died January 28th, 1950 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, composer, imitation bass (tub-bass), leader, speaker, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 200 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-59992 10-in. 5/26/1930 I'm going back home McCoy and Johnson Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-62537 10-in. 5/29/1930 Midnight special Bessie McCoy ; Memphis Minnie Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62538 10-in. 5/29/1930 I never told a lie McCoy and Johnson Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-62539 10-in. 5/29/1930 Don't want no woman (T'have t'give my money to) McCoy and Johnson Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars and dialogue instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BVE-62540 10-in. 5/29/1930 Georgia skin McCoy and Johnson Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-96262 10-in. 11/1/1935 Something gonna happen to you Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-96263 10-in. 11/1/1935 Well! Well! Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-034855 10-in. 6/5/1939 You tore up my heart Four Clefs Instrumental quartet, with vocal composer  
Victor BS-044975 10-in. 5/9/1940 Just rockin' Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-049038 10-in. 3/22/1940 Oh babe! Washboard Sam's Band Male vocal solo with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BS-049370 10-in. 8/5/1940 I'm going to Saint Louis Washboard Sam's Band Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-049372 10-in. 8/5/1940 Oh Joe! Washboard Sam's Band Instrumental ensemble, with vocal composer  
Victor BS-049374 10-in. 8/5/1940 Yes, I got your woman Washboard Sam's Band Instrumental ensemble, with vocal composer  
Victor BS-053727 10-in. 12/11/1940 I'm going home Gideon Honore ; Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-053728 10-in. 12/11/1940 They got my number now Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-064130 10-in. 4/23/1941 Why don't you do it right? Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-064131 10-in. 4/23/1941 Love me Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-064723 10-in. 7/23/1941 What will I do? Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, guitar, composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-064724 10-in. 7/23/1941 Oh! Red's twin brother Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, guitar, composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-064725 10-in. 7/23/1941 We can't agree Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, guitar, composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-064726 10-in. 7/23/1941 Let's try it again Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, guitar, composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-064727 10-in. 7/23/1941 Hello babe Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-064728 10-in. 7/23/1941 If I didn't love you Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-064732 10-in. 7/23/1941 You're just full of jive Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-064739 10-in. 7/24/1941 I got somebody else Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 200 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kansas Joe," accessed February 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

Kansas Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

"Kansas Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298

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