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Charlie McCoy

Charles "Papa Charlie" McCoy (May 26, 1909 – July 26, 1950) was an African-American Delta blues musician and songwriter.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1909 (Jackson), Died 1950 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocalist, leader, string bass

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45458 10-in. 8/31/1928 Leavin' town blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BVE-45459 10-in. 8/31/1928 Brown mamma blues Ishman Bracey Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-100317 10-in. 4/3/1936 Too long Papa Charlie's Boys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-100318 10-in. 4/3/1936 Let my peaches be Papa Charlie's Boys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-100319 10-in. 4/3/1936 Gypsy woman blues Papa Charlie Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-100320 10-in. 4/3/1936 You can't play me cheap Papa Charlie Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia W147379 10-in. 11/2/1928 Miss meal cramp blues Alec Johnson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia W147380 10-in. 11/2/1928 Sister Maud Mule Alec Johnson Band Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia W147383 10-in. 11/2/1928 Mysterious coon Alec Johnson Band Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia W147384 10-in. 11/2/1928 Toodle doo Alec Johnson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia W147662 10-in. 12/17/1928 Hidin' on me Jackson Blue Boys Male vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Columbia W147663 10-in. 12/17/1928 Sweet Alberta Jackson Blue Boys Male vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
OKeh W404726 10-in. 12/15/1930 That lonesome train took my baby away Charlie McCoy Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W404727 10-in. 12/15/1930 Always in love with you Charlie McCoy Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W404728 10-in. 12/15/1930 I've been blue ever since you went away Charlie McCoy Male vocal solo, with banjo and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W404729 10-in. 12/16/1930 You gonna need me Charlie McCoy Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W404730 10-in. 12/16/1930 It is so good Charlie McCoy Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W404731 10-in. 12/16/1930 It is so good Charlie McCoy Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W404787 10-in. 12/19/1930 The Northern starvers are returning home Bo Carter ; Charlie McCoy Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W404788 10-in. 12/19/1930 Mississippi, I'm longing for you Bo Carter ; Charlie McCoy Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist  
Decca 62425 10-in. 7/20/1937 No need knockin' on the blind Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 62426 10-in. 7/20/1937 You certainly look good to me Norfolk Jazz Quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 62427 10-in. 7/20/1937 She sends me Norfolk Jazz Quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 62428 10-in. 7/20/1937 Chocolate to the bone Norfolk Jazz Quartet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 62643 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let your linen hang low-1 Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, mandolin  
(Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCoy, Charlie," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108372.

McCoy, Charlie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108372.

"McCoy, Charlie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108372

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