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 51-75 of 255 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D4AB-0333 10-in. 12/15/1944 That's all for you Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor D4AB-0334 10-in. 12/15/1944 I'm alright now Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor D4AB-0335 10-in. 12/15/1944 What you're doing is wrong Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148708 10-in. 6/18/1929 That will be alright Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148709 10-in. 6/18/1929 Goin' back to Texas Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO108 10-in. 1/28/1931 Bumble bee blues Tampa Red Guitar solo composer  
Brunswick VO109 10-in. 1/30/1931 Shake Mattie Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Brunswick VO110 10-in. 1/30/1931 My wash woman's gone Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Brunswick VO111 10-in. 1/30/1931 I don’t want that junk outta you Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO116 10-in. 2/9/1931 Somebody’s got to help you Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick VO117 10-in. 2/9/1931 That’s your yas-yas-yas Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick VO118 10-in. 2/9/1931 Don’t bother it Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO119 10-in. 2/9/1931 Today today blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO123 10-in. 2/11/1931 Lay my money down (If you run around) Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO124 10-in. 2/11/1931 Pickin’ the blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 51-75 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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