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 52 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 session supervisor, songwriter, Vocal group, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-96263 10-in. 11/1/1935 Well! Well! Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass composer, session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-034855 10-in. 6/5/1939 You tore up my heart Four Clefs Instrumental quartet, with vocal composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-044975 10-in. 5/9/1940 Just rockin' Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-049038 10-in. 3/22/1940 Oh babe! Washboard Sam's Band Male vocal solo with instrumental quartet composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, washboard, Musical group  
Victor BS-049370 10-in. 8/5/1940 I'm going to Saint Louis Washboard Sam's Band Instrumental ensemble composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-049372 10-in. 8/5/1940 Oh Joe! Washboard Sam's Band Instrumental ensemble, with vocal composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-049374 10-in. 8/5/1940 Yes, I got your woman Washboard Sam's Band Instrumental ensemble, with vocal composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-053727 10-in. 12/11/1940 I'm going home Gideon Honore ; Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, piano, composer, clarinet  
Victor BS-053728 10-in. 12/11/1940 They got my number now Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, piano, composer, clarinet  
Victor BS-064727 10-in. 7/23/1941 Hello babe Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, string bass, guitar, piano, vocalist  
Victor BS-064728 10-in. 7/23/1941 If I didn't love you Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, piano, string bass  
Victor BS-064732 10-in. 7/23/1941 You're just full of jive Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, guitar, piano, vocalist, string bass  
Victor BS-064873 10-in. 9/11/1941 Black pony blues Arthur Crudup Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), guitar, composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-070695 10-in. 1/30/1942 I'll get you off my mind Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band composer, instrumentalist, washboard, guitar, string bass, leader, Musical group  
Victor BS-074058 10-in. 2/10/1942 Rockin' my blues away Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, vocalist, piano, guitar, washboard, Musical group  
Brunswick VO108 10-in. 1/28/1931 Bumble bee blues Tampa Red Guitar solo composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO109 10-in. 1/30/1931 Shake Mattie Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick VO110 10-in. 1/30/1931 My wash woman's gone Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick VO116 10-in. 2/9/1931 Somebody’s got to help you Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO124 10-in. 2/11/1931 Pickin’ the blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO112 10-in. 1/30/1931 Crazy cryin’ blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C5830 10-in. June 1930 My Mary blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C6011 10-in. 7/8/1930 She put me out doors Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6012 10-in. 7/8/1930 Pile driving blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kansas Joe," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

Kansas Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

"Kansas Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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

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