Big Maceo

Major Merriweather (March 31, 1905 – February 23, 1953), better known as Big Maceo Merriweather, was an American pianist and singer. He was mainly active in Chicago through the 1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 31st, 1905 (Atlanta), Died February 23rd, 1953 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, composer, lyricist, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-064182 10-in. 6/24/1941 Georgia, Georgia blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064183 10-in. 6/24/1941 I got a right to be blue Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064184 10-in. 6/24/1941 Don't deal with the devil Big Maceo ; Ransom Knowling ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064185 10-in. 6/24/1941 She's love crazy Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064186 10-in. 6/24/1941 It's a low down shame Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064187 10-in. 6/24/1941 You better be ready to go Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064188 10-in. 6/24/1941 No, baby, no Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064189 10-in. 6/24/1941 So far, so good Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064190 10-in. 6/24/1941 Worried life blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-064191 10-in. 6/24/1941 Ramblin' mind blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and bass vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-064192 10-in. 6/24/1941 County jail blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-064193 10-in. 6/24/1941 Can't you read Big Maceo Male vocal duet, with piano and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-064194 10-in. 6/24/1941 So long, baby Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and bass vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-064195 10-in. 6/24/1941 Texas blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-070633 10-in. 12/19/1941 Tuff luck blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-070634 10-in. 12/19/1941 I got the blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-070636 10-in. 12/19/1941 Bye, bye, baby Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation tub-bass vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-070638 10-in. 12/19/1941 Poor Kelly blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and imitation tub-bass vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-074042 10-in. 2/6/1942 My first love blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074043 10-in. 2/6/1942 Gin head woman Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074044 10-in. 2/6/1942 Dont jive me, mama Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074045 10-in. 2/6/1942 Gypsy lady blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074046 10-in. 2/6/1942 She can't make up her mind Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Big Maceo," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110260.

Big Maceo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110260.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110260

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