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 176-200 of 255 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 90292 10-in. September 1935 The world is a hard place to live in Joe McCoy vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90689 10-in. 4/18/1936 What a time I'm havin' Red Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90690 10-in. 4/18/1936 Empty bed blues Red Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90691 10-in. 4/18/1936 Oh! Red The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90692 10-in. 4/18/1936 Lake Providence blues The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90780 10-in. 7/2/1936 Live and die for you The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90781 10-in. 6/2/1936 New Oh Red! The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90782 10-in. 7/2/1936 What you gonna do? The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90783 10-in. 7/2/1936 She's gone again The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90835 10-in. 8/14/1936 Let's get drunk and truck The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90836 10-in. 8/14/1936 Move your hand The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90837 10-in. 8/14/1936 Sales tax on it (but it's the same thing) The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90838 10-in. 8/14/1936 You done tore your playhouse down The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90912 10-in. 10/2/1936 Little girl The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90913 10-in. 10/2/1936 Southern blues The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90914 10-in. 10/2/1936 The garbage man The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90915 10-in. 10/2/1936 Weed smoker's dream (Why don't you do it now? De. 8650) The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90916 10-in. 10/2/1936 If you want to live The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90917 10-in. 10/2/1936 Don't take away my P.W.A. Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90918 10-in. 10/2/1936 She sells good meat Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90947 10-in. 10/22/1936 I feel like a millionaire The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90948 10-in. 10/22/1936 Bad luck man The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90949 10-in. 10/22/1936 My Daddy was a lovin' man The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90950 10-in. 10/22/1936 She's trickin' me The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90982 10-in. 11/13/1936 We're gonna pitch a boogie woogie The Harlem Hamfats vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 176-200 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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