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 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, speaker, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 163 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 songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62540 10-in. 5/29/1930 Georgia skin McCoy and Johnson Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96262 10-in. 11/1/1935 Something gonna happen to you Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-96263 10-in. 11/1/1935 Well! Well! Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass composer, vocalist  
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-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  
Columbia W147379 10-in. 11/2/1928 Miss meal cramp blues Alec Johnson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147380 10-in. 11/2/1928 Sister Maud Mule Alec Johnson Band Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147383 10-in. 11/2/1928 Mysterious coon Alec Johnson Band Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147384 10-in. 11/2/1928 Toodle doo Alec Johnson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148707 10-in. 6/18/1929 I want that Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W148708 10-in. 6/18/1929 That will be alright Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W148709 10-in. 6/18/1929 Goin' back to Texas Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W148710 10-in. 6/18/1929 Frisco Town Memphis Minnie ; Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148711 10-in. 6/18/1929 When the levee breaks Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W148712 10-in. 6/18/1929 Bumble bee Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148717 10-in. 6/19/1929 No mo' cherry ball Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W148718 10-in. 6/19/1929 You can't do it to me Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 62425 10-in. 7/20/1937 No need knockin' on the blind Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kansas Joe," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

Kansas Joe. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

"Kansas Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.

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

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