Johnny Thames

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, tenor banjo, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02946 10-in. 10/27/1936 Fan it Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02947 10-in. 10/27/1936 Somebody's been using it Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02948 10-in. 10/27/1936 You can't come in Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02949 10-in. 10/27/1936 'Deed I do Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02950 10-in. 10/27/1936 You're tired of me Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02951 10-in. 10/27/1936 Way out there Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet and yodeling instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02958 10-in. 10/27/1936 An old water mill by a waterfall Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02959 10-in. 10/27/1936 Draggin' it around Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02960 10-in. 10/27/1936 Ain't she coming out tonight? Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02961 10-in. 10/27/1936 You shall be free, Monah Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02962 10-in. 10/27/1936 Show me the way to go home Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02963 10-in. 10/27/1936 Guess who's in town Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02964 10-in. 10/27/1936 Right or wrong Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02965 10-in. 10/27/1936 That makes me give in Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02966 10-in. 10/27/1936 Jennie Lee Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02967 10-in. 10/27/1936 Put me in your pocket Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02968 10-in. 10/27/1936 Yellow rose of Texas Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-02969 10-in. 10/27/1936 Blues is nothing Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-014306 10-in. 9/18/1937 You gotta know how to truck and swing J. R. Chatwell ; Modern Mountaineers ; Johnny Thames Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-071174 10-in. 10/11/1941 Mary Jane Modern Mountaineers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-071175 10-in. 10/11/1941 We're happy in the U.S.A. Modern Mountaineers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-071176 10-in. 10/11/1941 Takin' off Modern Mountaineers String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-071177 10-in. 10/11/1941 I still think of you Modern Mountaineers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-071178 10-in. 10/11/1941 Baby, you've let me down Modern Mountaineers String band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BS-071179 10-in. 10/11/1941 A prisoner's adieu Modern Mountaineers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Decca 66300 10-in. 8/26/1939 Jessie Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66301 10-in. 8/26/1939 Over the hill Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66302 10-in. 8/26/1939 I'll keep on smiling Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66303 10-in. 8/26/1939 Truck driver's blues Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66304 10-in. 8/26/1939 I'm tired of you Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66305 10-in. 8/26/1939 Because Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66306 10-in. 8/26/1939 I'll forgive you (but I just can't forget) Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66308 10-in. 8/28/1939 Those things I can't forget Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66309 10-in. 8/28/1939 I hope I never fall in love again Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66310 10-in. 8/28/1939 Rubber dolly Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66311 10-in. 8/28/1939 Deep elm swing Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66312 10-in. 8/28/1939 Black Sea blues Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66313 10-in. 8/28/1939 we couldn't say goodbye Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66314 10-in. 8/28/1939 Where the morning glories grow Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66315 10-in. 8/28/1939 You gotta know how to truck and swing Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66316 10-in. 8/28/1939 How could you have left me Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66317 10-in. 8/28/1939 I remember Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66318 10-in. 8/28/1939 The night was filled with music Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66319 10-in. 8/28/1939 Give me those old fashioned days Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66320 10-in. 8/28/1939 Smile and drive your blues away Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66321 10-in. 8/28/1939 When it's your time of day Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66322 10-in. 8/28/1939 Lies Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66323 10-in. 8/28/1939 Moonlight on the prairie Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66324 10-in. 8/28/1939 Cry baby cry Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66325 10-in. 8/29/1939 I didn't know Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66326 10-in. 8/29/1939 There must be someone for me Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66327 10-in. 8/29/1939 I'm always dreaming of you Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66328 10-in. 8/29/1939 Don't be blue Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66329 10-in. 8/29/1939 I never felt this way before Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66330 10-in. 8/29/1939 Maybe I'll get by without you Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66331 10-in. 8/29/1939 I'd settle down for you Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66332 10-in. 8/29/1939 It had to be that way Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66349 10-in. 9/1/1939 Star dust Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66350 10-in. 9/1/1939 The other way Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66351 10-in. 9/1/1939 Peggy Lou (Instrumental) Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66352 10-in. 9/1/1939 Singin' the low down blues down low Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66353 10-in. 9/1/1939 It's all over now Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66354 10-in. 9/1/1939 Tell me little girl, tell me why Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66355 10-in. 9/1/1939 The girl that you loved long ago Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66356 10-in. 9/1/1939 Little white lies Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66357 10-in. 9/1/1939 Kelly swing Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66358 10-in. 9/1/1939 San Antonio rose Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66395 10-in. 9/5/1939 To tell the truth Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66396 10-in. 9/5/1939 I'm dreaming tonight of the old folks Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66397 10-in. 9/5/1939 You'll be sorry bye and bye Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66398 10-in. 9/5/1939 I've nothing to live for now Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66399 10-in. 9/5/1939 If you cared Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66400 10-in. 9/5/1939 I'm countin' on the mountain moon Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66401 10-in. 9/5/1939 I'm grievin' for believin' in a lie Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66402 10-in. 9/5/1939 This night is mine Dickie McBride instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66417 10-in. 9/5/1939 You're my darling Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 66418 10-in. 9/5/1939 My precious baby girl Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92010 10-in. 4/4/1940 Pipe liner's blues Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92011 10-in. 4/4/1940 Rackin' it back Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92012 10-in. 4/4/1940 When you're gone-1 Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92013 10-in. 4/4/1940 My Dixieland girl Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92014 10-in. 4/5/1940 Take me back again Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Decca 92015 10-in. 4/5/1940 You don't love me, but I'll always love you Cliff Bruner and his Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92016 10-in. 4/5/1940 I'm headin' for that ranch Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Decca 92017 10-in. 4/5/1940 Over the trail Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Decca 92042 10-in. 4/7/1940 Mean old sixty five blues Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92043 10-in. 4/7/1940 I'll come back dear Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92044 10-in. 4/7/1940 Goin' back to Louisiana Lou Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92045 10-in. 4/7/1940 Taxicab driver's blues Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92046 10-in. 4/7/1940 Waiting for a train Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92047 10-in. 4/7/1940 Dear old sunny South by the sea Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92048 10-in. 4/7/1940 I won't miss you when yoa go away Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92049 10-in. 4/8/1940 Any old time Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92050 10-in. 4/8/1940 I'm going back to Sadie Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92051 10-in. 4/8/1940 Sailing blues Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92052 10-in. 4/8/1940 Ten pretty girls Cliff Bruner and his Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92053 10-in. 4/8/1940 Sorry (I'll say I'm sorry) Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Decca 92054 10-in. 4/8/1940 Sparkling blue eyes Cliff Bruner and his Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92055 10-in. 4/8/1940 New falling rain blues Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Decca 92056 10-in. 4/8/1940 I'll keep thinking of you Cliff Bruner and his Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92057 10-in. 4/8/1940 'Neath the purple on the hill Cliff Bruner and his Boys instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Decca 92067 10-in. 4/10/1940 San Antonio polka Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92068 10-in. 4/10/1940 Dixieland I hear you calling me Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92069 10-in. 4/10/1940 I wonder if true love will find a way Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92070 10-in. 4/10/1940 Sundown blues Texas Wanderers, The instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92088 10-in. 4/11/1940 I'll come back to you-1, 2 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92089 10-in. 4/11/1940 Nothing matters to me-1 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92090 10-in. 4/11/1940 Daisy May-2 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92091 10-in. 4/11/1940 Anything that's part of you-1 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92092 10-in. 4/11/1940 I'm gonna change all my ways-2 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92093 10-in. 4/11/1940 Gee but I feel blue The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92094 10-in. 4/11/1940 The mountains will see her face no more-2 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 92095 10-in. 4/11/1940 Let's make believe we're sweethearts-1 The Village Boys instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93722 10-in. 4/29/1941 Don't ever leave me alone Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93723 10-in. 4/29/1941 Honey don't turn me down Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93724 10-in. 4/29/1941 You've got just what it takes Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93725 10-in. 4/29/1941 Red wagon Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93726 10-in. 4/30/1941 What is life lived alone Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93727 10-in. 4/30/1941 Gonna change my business all around Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93728 10-in. 4/30/1941 If I'm wrong, I'm sorry Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca 93729 10-in. 4/30/1941 Mean hangover blues Buddy Jones instrumentalist, banjo  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thames, Johnny," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210104.

Thames, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210104.

"Thames, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210104

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