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 101-125 of 255 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C6441 10-in. 10/11/1930 I’m fixed for you Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C6442 10-in. 10/11/1930 What’s the matter with the mill? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C7138 10-in. Dec. 1930 Bumble bee blues Tampa Red Guitar solo composer  
Brunswick C7246 10-in. 1/21/1931 Beat it right Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C7247 10-in. 1/21/1931 Preacher’s blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C7248 10-in. 1/21/1931 Let’s go to town Joe McCoy ; Memphis Minnie Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C7249 10-in. 1/21/1931 Pickin’ the blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C7539 10-in. 3/24/1931 I’m crazy ‘bout my Bozo Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C7540 10-in. 3/24/1931 That new kinda stuff Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM732 10-in. Feb. 1930 She wouldn’t give me none Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick MEM733 10-in. Feb. 1930 My Mary blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick MEM738 10-in. Feb. 1930 I called you this morning Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick MEM765 10-in. Feb. 1930 What fault you find of me? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM766 10-in. Feb. 1930 What fault you find of me? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM790 10-in. 2/21/1930 Can I do it for you? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM791 10-in. 2/21/1930 Can I do it for you? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62425 10-in. 7/20/1937 No need knockin' on the blind Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62643 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let your linen hang low-1 Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62644 10-in. 10/5/1937 If you're a viper Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62645 10-in. 10/5/1937 Rosetta blues Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62646 10-in. 10/5/1937 It's your turn Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62647 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let's fall in love again-1 Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62648 10-in. 10/5/1937 Worried mind blues Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62649 10-in. 10/6/1937 Rattlesnake bite Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62650 10-in. 10/6/1937 I believe I been hoodood Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 101-125 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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