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 11, 1905 (Jackson), Died January 28, 1950 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1944

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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 255 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-064741 10-in. 7/24/1941 It looks bad for you Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band composer  
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)  
Victor BS-064874 10-in. 9/11/1941 Death Valley blues Arthur Crudup Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064875 10-in. 9/11/1941 Kind lover blues Arthur Crudup Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064876 10-in. 9/11/1941 If I get lucky Arthur Crudup Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064884 10-in. 9/15/1941 Des'e my blues Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064885 10-in. 9/15/1941 Cross cut saw blues Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064886 10-in. 9/15/1941 Classy Mae blues Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064887 10-in. 9/15/1941 You can't read my mind blues Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064888 10-in. 9/15/1941 Travelin' highway man Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064889 10-in. 9/15/1941 Deep blue sea blues Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064890 10-in. 9/15/1941 I'm a guitar king Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064891 10-in. 9/15/1941 It's a cryin' pity Tommy McClennan Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070198 10-in. 1/21/1942 You got me to the place Lil Green Trio Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-070695 10-in. 1/30/1942 I'll get you off my mind Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band leader, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-070696 10-in. 1/30/1942 It ain't no lie Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band leader, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-070800 10-in. 1/21/1942 I have a place to go Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-070801 10-in. 1/21/1942 If you want to share your love Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-070802 10-in. 1/21/1942 If I'm a fool Lil Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-074000 10-in. 1/30/1942 Got to go blues Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-074001 10-in. 1/30/1942 Come over and see me Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-074002 10-in. 1/30/1942 Sleeping by myself Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-074003 10-in. 1/30/1942 Bessie Lee blues Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-074058 10-in. 2/10/1942 Rockin' my blues away Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer  
Victor D4AB-0332 10-in. 12/15/1944 Your money can't buy me Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 26-50 of 255 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kansas Joe," accessed August 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

Kansas Joe. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106298.

"Kansas Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 August 2022.

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

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