Alfred Elkins

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: imitation bass (tub-bass), string bass, baritone vocal, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044965 10-in. 5/9/1940 Mississippi fire blues Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-044966 10-in. 5/9/1940 Natchez Mississippi blues Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-044967 10-in. 5/9/1940 Oh! Mabel, oh! Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
Victor BS-044968 10-in. 5/9/1940 It can happen to you Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-049097 10-in. 4/11/1940 Laughing at life Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-049098 10-in. 4/11/1940 Linda Brown Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
Victor BS-049099 10-in. 4/11/1940 Cotton blossom blues Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-049100 10-in. 4/11/1940 Low down gal blues Lewis Bronzeville Five Male vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass), vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-064630 10-in. 7/30/1941 She's young and wild Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064631 10-in. 7/3/1941 Noiseless motor blues Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064632 10-in. 7/3/1941 Don't misuse me, baby Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064633 10-in. 7/3/1941 Bald eagle blues Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064634 10-in. 7/3/1941 Four o'clock flower blues Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064635 10-in. 7/3/1941 Chalk my toy Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064636 10-in. 7/3/1941 Machine gun blues Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064637 10-in. 7/3/1941 Rampaw Street blues Willie "61" Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation tub bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064638 10-in. 7/30/1941 Black spider blues Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064639 10-in. 7/30/1941 I'm gonna train my baby Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064640 10-in. 7/30/1941 Little Boy Blue Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064641 10-in. 7/30/1941 Take a little walk with me Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064650 10-in. 8/1/1941 Every dog must have his day Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064651 10-in. 8/1/1941 You know what you promised me Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064652 10-in. 8/1/1941 Gulf Coast Bay Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064653 10-in. 8/1/1941 Rosa Lee blues Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064654 10-in. 8/1/1941 Can't get a word in edgeways Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064655 10-in. 8/1/1941 She's leaving me Walter Vinson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064723 10-in. 7/23/1941 What will I do? Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064724 10-in. 7/23/1941 Oh! Red's twin brother Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064725 10-in. 7/23/1941 We can't agree Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064726 10-in. 7/23/1941 Let's try it again Big Joe and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064737 10-in. 7/24/1941 Riley Springs blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064738 10-in. 7/24/1941 That's what worries me Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064739 10-in. 7/24/1941 I got somebody else Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064740 10-in. 7/24/1941 Maybe you'll love me too Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064741 10-in. 7/24/1941 It looks bad for you Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-064742 10-in. 7/24/1941 Me and my buddy Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with washtub band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070143 10-in. 12/11/1941 Ground-hog blues Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070144 10-in. 12/11/1941 Black panter blues Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070145 10-in. 12/11/1941 Broken heart blues Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070375 10-in. 11/4/1941 Let me play your vender Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070376 10-in. 11/4/1941 Broadcast blues Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070377 10-in. 11/4/1941 Gonna hit the highway Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070378 10-in. 11/4/1941 I've been treated wrong Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070379 10-in. 11/4/1941 Evil blues Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070380 10-in. 11/4/1941 Get down brother Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070381 10-in. 11/4/1941 Lovers' Lane blues Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070382 10-in. 11/4/1941 You stole my love Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070402 10-in. 11/11/1941 Doctor Clayton blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070403 10-in. 11/11/1941 Watch out mama Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070404 10-in. 11/11/1941 Cheating and lying blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070405 10-in. 11/11/1941 Gotta find my baby Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070406 10-in. 11/11/1941 Monkey face blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070407 10-in. 11/11/1941 Come day go day St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070408 10-in. 11/11/1941 Lost ball blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070409 10-in. 11/11/1941 Going down slow St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070434 10-in. 12/4/1941 Whiskey and gin blues Memphis Slim Male vocal solo, with piano and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070435 10-in. 12/4/1941 You gonna worry too? Memphis Slim Male vocal solo, with piano and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070436 10-in. 12/4/1941 This life I'm living Memphis Slim Male vocal solo, with piano and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070437 10-in. 12/4/1941 Caught the old coon at last Memphis Slim Male vocal solo, with piano and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070438 10-in. 12/4/1941 Don't think that you're smart Memphis Slim Male vocal solo, with piano and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070439 10-in. 12/4/1941 Lend me your love Memphis Slim Male vocal solo, with piano and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070440 10-in. 12/5/1941 It's all over now Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070441 10-in. 12/5/1941 War time blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070442 10-in. 12/5/1941 You are doing me wrong Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070443 10-in. 12/5/1941 One letter home Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070444 10-in. 12/5/1941 Down South blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070445 10-in. 12/5/1941 You drink too much whiskey Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070446 10-in. 12/5/1941 No friend blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070447 10-in. 12/5/1941 From now on Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070470 10-in. 12/11/1941 Yellow yam blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070471 10-in. 12/11/1941 Tappin' that thing Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070472 10-in. 12/11/1941 Rainy days blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070473 10-in. 12/11/1941 Peach tree blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-070474 10-in. 12/11/1941 She loves who she please Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-070475 10-in. 12/11/1941 Bye bye blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070476 10-in. 12/11/1941 Loudella blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070477 10-in. 12/11/1941 Katy Lee blues Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with washboard band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-070482 10-in. 12/12/1941 Throw a boogie woogie Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070483 10-in. 12/12/1941 North wind blues Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070484 10-in. 12/12/1941 Please don't go Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070485 10-in. 12/12/1941 Highway 49 Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070486 10-in. 12/12/1941 Someday, baby Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070487 10-in. 12/12/1941 Break 'em on down Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070633 10-in. 12/19/1941 Tuff luck blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070634 10-in. 12/19/1941 I got the blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070635 10-in. 12/19/1941 It's all up to you Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070636 10-in. 12/19/1941 Bye, bye, baby Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation tub-bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070637 10-in. 12/19/1941 Why should I hang around? Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-070638 10-in. 12/19/1941 Poor Kelly blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation tub-bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor PBS-072052 10-in. 1/22/1942 Deep in the heart of Texas John "Dusty" King ; Range Busters Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074108 10-in. 2/20/1942 Bertha Lee blues Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074109 10-in. 2/20/1942 Hard working woman Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074110 10-in. 2/20/1942 Ain't nobody's fool Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074111 10-in. 2/20/1942 Boogie woogie woman Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074112 10-in. 2/20/1942 Hollow log blues Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074113 10-in. 2/20/1942 In the evening Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074114 10-in. 2/20/1942 My baby left me Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074115 10-in. 2/20/1942 Cotton pickin' blues Robert Petway Male vocal solo, with guitar and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-074160 10-in. 3/25/1942 St. Louis woman blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074161 10-in. 3/25/1942 Poor boy blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074162 10-in. 3/25/1942 Back on my feet again St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074163 10-in. 3/25/1942 Nothing but blues St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074164 10-in. 3/25/1942 Soon forget you St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074165 10-in. 3/25/1942 Can't stand your evil ways St. Louis Jimmy Oden Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074166 10-in. 3/27/1942 Honey stealin' blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074167 10-in. 3/27/1942 My own blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074168 10-in. 3/27/1942 On the killin' floor Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074169 10-in. 3/27/1942 Moonshine women blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074170 10-in. 3/27/1942 Pearl Harbor blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074171 10-in. 3/27/1942 Ain't no business we can do Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074648 10-in. 7/30/1942 I'm gonna leave you on the outskirts of town Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074649 10-in. 7/30/1942 I couldn't help it Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074650 10-in. 7/30/1942 My big money Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074651 10-in. 7/30/1942 Woke up cold in hand Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074653 10-in. 7/30/1942 Tell me, mama Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074654 10-in. 7/30/1942 Deep water blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074655 10-in. 7/30/1942 You're tearin' your playhouse down Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074656 10-in. 7/30/1942 Love me, baby Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, piano, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074657 10-in. 7/30/1942 What's getting wrong with you? Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, piano, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074658 10-in. 7/30/1942 Blues that made me drunk Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, piano, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor BS-074659 10-in. 7/30/1942 Come on baby and take a walk Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, piano, and imitation string bass instrumentalist, imitation bass (tub-bass)  
Victor D6AB-1816 10-in. 2/18/1946 Reckless rider blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6AB-1817 10-in. 2/18/1946 Fast woman blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6AB-1818 10-in. 2/18/1946 All in all blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6AB-1819 10-in. 2/18/1946 Keep on sailing Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6AB-1820 10-in. 2/18/1946 Look on yonder wall Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6AB-1821 10-in. 2/18/1946 Long razor blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6AB-1838 10-in. 2/22/1946 Drifting Memphis Jimmy Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Elkins, Alfred," accessed November 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106493.

Elkins, Alfred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106493.

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