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 76-100 of 255 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick VO125 10-in. 2/11/1931 Let’s go to town Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO137 10-in. 3/16/1931 Somebody’s got to help you Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO138 10-in. 3/16/1931 Pickin’ the blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick VO139 10-in. 3/16/1931 Let’s go to town 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  
Brunswick TVO140 10-in. 3/16/1931 Rowdy old soul The Hill Billy Plowboy Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C5817 10-in. 6/5/1930 I don’t want no woman I have to give my money to Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5818 10-in. 6/5/1930 Bumble bee no. 2 Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5819 10-in. 6/5/1930 Botherin’ that thing Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C5820 10-in. 6/5/1930 I’m wild about my stuff Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C5821 10-in. 6/5/1930 Cherry ball blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C5822 10-in. 6/5/1930 Memphis Minnie-jitis blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5823 10-in. 6/5/1930 Good girl blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5824 10-in. 6/5/1930 Georgia skin blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5829 10-in. June 1930 I called you this morning Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5830 10-in. June 1930 My Mary blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5831 10-in. June 1930 Plymouth Rock blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5864 10-in. 6/24/1930 Cherry ball blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C5865 10-in. 6/24/1930 Botherin’ that thing Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C5866 10-in. 6/24/1930 Bumble bee no. 2 Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5867 10-in. 6/24/1930 Georgia skin blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
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  
Brunswick C6013 10-in. 7/8/1930 I called you this morning Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6440 10-in. 10/11/1930 That’s your yas-yas-yas Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
(Results 76-100 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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