Babe Stovall and Dink Brister; source: back cover of Rounder 2009, photographer: Marina Bokelmann
Babe Stovall and Dink Brister
source: back cover of Rounder 2009, photographer: Marina Bokelman
B A B E   S T O V A L L; source: Back Woods Blues, p. 51; photographer: Dick Waterman
source: Back Woods Blues, p. 51
photographer: Dick Waterman

Babe Stovall
Jewell Stovall,   b. October 4, 1907 in Tylertown, Mississippi
d. September 21, 1974 in New Orleans, Louisiana

discography
This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Babe Stovall LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- Going Away To Wear You Off My Mind # *

rec. September 15, 1958 in New Orleans, LA by Larry Borenstein; Babe Stovall, voc, g
Verve unissued

# Flyright FLY 625 (1990)

* 504 CD 42 (2009)

   

- I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More # *
- Big Road Blues # *
- C C Rider # *
- Trouble In Mind *

rec. December 6, 1958 in New Orleans, LA by Larry Borenstein; Babe Stovall, voc, g
Verve unissued

# Flyright FLY 625 (1990)

* 504 CD 42 (2009)

   

- Careless Love # *
- I Ain't Gonna Be Here Long *

rec. May 10, 1961 in New Orleans, LA by Larry Borenstein; Babe Stovall, voc, g; Tom Stovall, mand
Verve unissued

# Flyright FLY 625 (1990)

* 504 CD 42 (2009)

11964Babe Stovall

- I'm Gwine To New Orleans (Candy Man)
- Do Lord
- Good Morning Blues
- Don't You Want To Go
- Tell Me Brown Eyes
- Time Is Winding Up
- Coal Black Mare []

- Careless Love
- Salty Dog
- Corinne Corinna
- If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
- Woman Blues



unissued tracks from same session:
- Time Is Winding Up (alt tk)
- If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again (alt tk) []

rec. July 1964 in New Orleans, LA by Larry Borenstein; Babe Stovall, voc, g; Gosoon Phillipps [sic], bjo (except []); Sylvester Handy, b (except [])
notes by Larry Borenstein


click to read liner notes !

click to read liner notes !

click to read liner notes !
Verve VPM 1

(=) 504 Records 42 (2009)

2196?Encore For The Chicago Blues

Muddy Waters Blues Men
- Yes Sir! Boss
Harvey Hill
- I Feel So Good
Koko Taylor
- I'm Looking For A Man
Memphis Slim
- Chicago To Paris

Babe Stovall
- My Brown Is A Mistraeter #
Big Joe Williams
- Move Your Hand
Olive Brown
- Woman's Lament
J.B. Lenoir
- Korea Blues

Washboard Sam's Band
- Chicago Rock
Victoria Spivey
- T B Blues
Willie Dixon
- Brooklyn Going To Be My Home

John Hammond & Babe Stovall, g & Kazoo Papa [= Len Kunstadt], kazoo
- Squeeze My Lemon #
John Henry Barbee
- Six Weel Old Blues
Viola Wells
- See See Rider
Homesick James
- Somebody's Been Talkin'
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother Fuyer


# rec. Autumn 1965
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Spivey 1009

Spivey discography

31968Roosevelt Holts:
Presenting The Country Blues


- Prison Bound Blues (MBHL 10139)
- Maggie Campbell Blues (MBHL 10140)

- Feelin' Sad And Blue (MBHL 10141) *
- I'm Going To Build Right On That Shore (MBHL 10142)
- Lead Pencil Blues (MBHL 10143)
- Another Mule Kickin' In My Stall (MBHL 10144)

- Little Bitty Woman (MBHL 10145) #
- The Good Book Teach You (MBHL 10146) [] #
- Big Road Blues (MBHL 10147)
- Let's Talk It All Over Again (MBHL 10148)
- Red River Blues (MBHL 10149)
- She Put Me Outdoors (MBHL 10150) #


* rec. January 27, 1966 in Franklinton, La.; Roosevelt Holts, voc, g; Babe Stovall, g

rec. February 3, 1966 in New Orleans; Roosevelt Holts, voc, g

# rec. August 28, 1966 in Bogalusa, LA by David Evans; Roosevelt Holts, voc, g; [] L.H. Lane, hca

Roosevelt Holts discography

notes by David Evans
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Blue Horizon 7-63201
(UK 1968)

notes by David Evans
click to enlarge !

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= Blue Horizon BH 7704
(US 1968)

41968Goin' Up The Country

Roosevelt Holts
- My Phone Keeps Ringing
Isaiah Chattman
- Found My Baby Gone
Arzo Youngblood
- Bye And Bye Blues
Cornelius Bright
- My Baby's Gone
Herb Quinn
- Casey, You Can't Ride This Train
Arzo Youngblood
- Four Women Blues
L.V. Conerly
- Bad Luck And Trouble
Mager Johnson
- Travelling Blues


O.D. Jones & Babe Stovall
- Got The Blues This Morning
Jack Owens
- B & O Blues
Bill "Boogie Bill" Webb
- Dooleyville Blues
Roosevelt Holts
- Nowhere To Go
Mager Johnson
- Big Road Blues
Cornelius Bright
- Devil Got My Woman
Jack Owens
- Devil Got My Woman


"Got The Blues ..." rec. August 14, 1966 in New Orleans,LA by David Evans
notes by David Evans
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Decca LK 4931 (UK 1968)
= Decca BLK-16563-P (G)

new notes (June 1975)
by David Evans
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to read booklet (pdf)!
= Rounder 2012 (US 1975)

shortened version of
original 1968 notes by David
Evans (english & italian)
click to enlarge !

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Albatros VPA 8451 (It 1979)
"Bad Luck And Trouble"

Albatros discography

51970South Mississippi Blues

Babe Stovall & Herb Quinn
- See See Rider #   @ youtube
Eli Owens
- Rabbit On A Log
Roosevelt Holts
- Big Fat Mama Blues
Herb Quinn
- Casey

Babe Stovall
- Candy Man
O. D. Jones & Babe Stovall, Dink Brister
- Bye Bye Baby
Eli Owens
- Old Hen Cackle
Esau Weary
- You Don't Have To Go

Babe Stovall
- Do Lord, Remember Me
Roosevelt Holts
- Matchbox Blues

Roosevelt Holts
- Mean Conductor Blues
Eli Owens
- Muleskinner Blues

Babe Stovall
- Maypole March
Myrt Holmes
- Run Here, Fairo
Isaac Youngblood
- Hesitating Blues
Esau Weary
- Forty-Four Blues

Babe Stovall
- Boll Weevil
Eli Owens
- Ida Red - Sally Goodin'

Babe Stovall & Herb Quinn
- Sweet Bunch Of Daisies (instr) #   @ youtube
Eli Owens
- Ways Like The Devil
Roosevelt Holts
- Home Town Skiffle


rec. between 1965 and 1971 by David Evans

# rec. September 10, 1967 in Clifton, LA by David Evans; Babe Stovall, voc, g; Herb Quinn, mand
notes by David Evans
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click to read booklet (pdf)!

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Rounder 2009 (US 1971)

notes by D.V.
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= Albatros VPA 8392
(It 1979) "See See Rider"

Albatros discography

61972The Legacy Of Tommy Johnson

Isaac Youngblood & Herb Quinn
- Big Road Blues
Mager Johnson
- Bye And Bye Blues
Isaac Youngblood
- Maggie Campbell Blues
John Henry 'Bubba' Brown
- Canned Heat Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Cool Water Blues
Isaac Youngblood
- Big Fat Mama Blues
Houston Stackhouse & Carey 'Ditty' Mason
- Pony Blues

Arzo Youngblood
- I Believe I'll Make Everything Alright
Boogie Bill Webb
- Show Me What You Got For Sale
Arzo Youngblood
- Prison Bound Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Maggie Campbell Blues
Arzo Youngblood
- The Old Folks Doing It And The Little Ones Trying

Babe Stovall & O.D. Jones, g, Dink Brister, mand
- Big Road Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Take Your Time
Roosevelt Holts
- Pine Top Boogie
Boogie Bill Webb
- Don't You Lie To Me


notes by David Evans





saydisc Matchbox SDM 224
71972Folk Festival Of The Smokies, Vol. II

Ramona Jones
- Wake Up Susan
Janette Carter
- I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow
Jim Cope & Dave Millard
- Deportee
Jean & Lee Schilling
- Old Joe Clark
Bergerfolk
- This Little Light Of Mine
Sonia Malkine
- What Are Little Girld Made Of?
Frank George
- Payday
Jean & Lee Schilling
- Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane


Babe Stovall
- C. C. Rider
Glenn Ohrlin
- Jake And Roaney And The Bald Faced Steer
Glenn & Kaye Ohrlin
- The Hanging Of Eva Dugan
Sparky Rucker
- Down The Valley
Pinnacle Mountain Boys
- Salty Dog

Babe Stovall
- Time Is Windin' Up
Frank George
- John Henry
- Minstrel Boy


from back cover of FFS-529




Traditional FFS-529
81976Babe Stovall Story

- Dirty Mistreater
- Snow Fallin' Blues
- Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
- Gonna Move To Kansas City
- Goin' Up The Country Blues
- Good Morning Blues

- See See Rider
- God's Word Shall Never Pass Away
- How Long Blues
- Coal Black Mare
- Maypole Song
- Don't Mean Me No Good

rec. March/August 1966 in New Orleans, LA by John Bentley






Southern Sound SD 203
91975Sorrow, Come Pass Me Around
A Survey Of Rural Black Religious Music

Ephram Carter and his Fife & Drum Band
- Sorrow, Come Pass Me Around
Willard Artis 'Blind Pete' Burrell
- Do Remember Me

Babe Stovall
- The Ship Is At The Landing   @ youtube
Annie Lee & Oscar Crawford
- You Don't Know What The Lord Has Done For Me
Rev. Rubin Lacey
- Talk About A Child That Do Love Jesus
Robert 'Nighthawk' Johnson
- Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Dorothy Lee, Norma Jean & Shirley Marie Johnson
- You Got To Give An Account
Katie Mae Young
- By The Grace Of My Lord, I've Come A Long Way

Eddie Lee 'Mustright' Jones
- My Sun Don't Never Go Down
Robert 'Nighthawk' Johnson
- Climbing High Mountains
Chester Davis and Congregation; Compton Jones & Group; Furry Lewis
- Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Willard Artis 'Blind Pete' Burrell
- A Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right
Pattie Rosemon
- I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say

Babe Stovall
- When The Circle Be Unbroken   @ youtube
Napoleon Strickland
- Motherless Children
Willard Artis 'Blind Pete' Burrell
- I Shall Not Be Moved


rec. by David Evans

"Among my more treasured possessions is a general survey of black rural religious singing, which he produced several years before the disc under consideration. It is called Sorrow Come Pass Me Around, and in terms of superb it is completely off the scale. If nobody has had the foresight to re-issue that LP, and you happen to see it in some expensive second-hand vinyl catalogue, do not pause to worry about how you are going to raise the asking price. Once you have the disc home and on your turntable, all qualms about the bank you so rashly decided to stick up, will be utterly dissipated."

Fred McCormick - 9.3.01

notes (November 1974,
12 pages brochure)
by David Evans




read enclosed booklet




Advent 2805

Advent discography


= P-Vine PCD 2104 (Jp 1991)

16 page booklet
by David Evans

= Dust-To-Digital PT-3001
(2013)

101990Babe Stovall

- Careless Love * [Verve unissued]
- Big Road Blues # [Verve unissued]
- C C Rider # [Verve unissued]
- Going Away To Wear You Off My Mind [] [Verve unissued]
- Don't You Want To Go [Verve VPM 1]
- Good Morning Blues [Verve VPM 1]
- Salty Dog [Verve VPM 1]

- Going To New Orleans [= Candy Man; Verve VPM 1]
- Woman Blues [Verve VPM 1]
- I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More # [Verve unissued]
- Time Is Winding Up (alt tk) [Verve unissued]
- If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again (alt tk) [Verve unissued]
- Corinne Corinna [Verve VPM 1]
- Careless Love [Verve VPM 1]

[] rec. September 15, 1958 in New Orleans, LA

# rec. December 6, 1958 in New Orleans, LA

* rec. May 10, 1961 in New Orleans, LA

rec. c. June 1964 in New Orleans, LA
Verve VPM 1

notes by Klaus Kilian


click to read liner notes !
Flyright FLY 625

Flyright discography

111993Ruff Stuff
The Roots of Texas Blues Guitar

Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes
- Jack Of Diamonds Is A Hard Card To Play
Lee Mackey
- Out And Down
- Jay Bird Blues
Willie Menifee & Mance Lipscomb
- If I Get Lucky, Mama
Mance Lipscomb
- Angel Child
Mance Lipscomb & Teodar Jackson
- Reconsider Baby
Bill Neely
. Matchbox Blues
Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes
- What's Wrong, Baby

Babe Stovall
- Worried Blues #   @ youtube
- Dirty Mistreater [= Big Road Blues] #
T.J. Jackson
- Out And Down
- Corrina Corrina
Oscar "Preacher" Nelson & Newton "Hoss" Nelson
- Broke And Ain't Got A Dime
- Alcohol Blues
Jimmy Nelson
- West Texas Blues


# rec. August 26, 1965 in Austin, TX by Tary Owens
notes by Tary Owens
& Julie Howell
click to enlarge !

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click to read liner notes !
Catfish CD CTF 1003

Catfish discography

121999John Bentley & His Buddies
Volume 11 in Euphonic's Piano Series

John Bentley
- Trouble In Mind
Bentley & Guy "The Bear" Richards
- Cocaine Blues
Bentley & Dave Gary
- Two Fifes
John Bentley
- Down The Road

Babe Stovall
- Ship Is At The Landing
Bentley & Guy "The Bear" Richards
- Ain't Much

Bentley & Guy "The Bear" Richards
- Can't Judge A Book
John Bentley
- How Long Blues
- Roll & Tumble

Babe Stovall
- Trouble In Mind
Bentley & Guy "The Bear" Richards
- Fulsom Prison Blues
Bentley & Roosevelt Sykes
- West Helena Fish Fry





Euphonic ESR-1211
132003Box Of The Blues

Babe Stovall, Herb Quinn
- See See Rider [Rounder LP 2009]

4 CD set

Rounder CDROUN2171
142003Babe Stovall: The Old Ace
Mississippi Blues & Religious Songs

- Good Morning Blues
- Candy Man
- Going Away To Wear You Off My Mind   @ youtube
- The Ship Is At The Landing
- Baby Let Me Follow You Down
- Worried Blues   @ youtube
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken?   @ youtube
- How Long How Long Blues
- Dirty Mistreater
- Good Morning Little School Girl
- God's Word Shall Never Pass Away
- Kansas City Blues
- Medley: Big Road Blues and Careless Love
- Interview: Family
- Interview 2: Playing in New Orleans

rec. July 1968 in New Orleans, LA by Bob West; Babe Stovall, voc, g

notes by David Evans



Arcola ACD 1005
152004I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume Three

CD One
Snooks Eaglin
- Yours Truly
- Pine Top´s Boogie Woogie
- My Babe
- Let Me Go Home, Whiskey
- Careless Love
- Rock Island Line
- CC Rider
- I`m Looking For A Woman
- Hello Dolly
- Lonesome Road

Babe Stovall
- Good Morning Blues
- Candy Man
- Fo´ Day Blues
- Gonna Move To Kansas City
Johnny Moment
- Keep Our Business To Yourself
- You Got To Mind How To Treat Someone Else
Will Shade
- I Got The Blues So Bad
- I Can´t Stand It
Furry Lewis
- Baby, I Know You Don´t Love Me
Earl Bell
- Travellin´ Man
- Terraplane Blues
Moose Williams
- Mother Keep Your Light Burning High In The Window



CD Two
Willie Mabon
- Somebody´s Got To Pay
Big Walter Horton
- West Side Blues
- Tin Pan Alley
- This Is It
Sunnyland Slim
- Prison Bound
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Hot Potatoes
- One Room Country Shack
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Johnny Young
- You Got Bad Blood, I Think You Need A Shoot
Washboard Sam
- Mama Don´t Allow
Big Joe Williams
- Rootin´ Groundhog
- Southern Blues
- King´s Highway Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Improvisations and Interview
- Drive 'em Down Special
- Improvisations and Interview
- I Feel Like A Millionaire
- Improvisations and Interview
- Barrelhouse Woman
- Improvisations and Interview


2 CD set


Jefferson Records
SBACD 12658/9
162009Babe Stovall 1958-1964
The Larry Borenstein Collection   Vol. 13

- Going Away To Wear You Off My Mind #
- Do Lord #
- Big Road Blues #
- CC Rider #
- I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More #
- Trouble In Mind # [previously unissued]
- I Ain't Gonna Be Here Long # [previously unissued]
- Careless Love []
- I'm G'wine To New Orleans (Candy Man) *
- Good Morning Blues *
- Don’t You Want To Go *
- Tell Me Brown Eyes *
- Time Is Winding *
- Coal Black Mare *
- Salty Dog *
- Corina Corina *
- If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again *
- Woman Blues *
- Careless Love *

# Babe Stovall, voc, g
[] Babe Stovall, voc, g; Tom Stovall, mand
* Babe Stovall, voc, g; Godson Phillip, bj; Sylvester Hand, str b

504 Records 42


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 
Babe Stovall tributes
#year
of
release
Artist: Record Title
- featured song
label # / notes
11984James Sparky Rucker: Drive Back The Night

- Babylon Blues
- Lay My Burden Down
- M & O Blues
- Blues In The Bordertown Jail
- Drive Back The Night


- A Song For Babe
- Satisfied And Tickled Too
- Kind-hearted Woman
- Break Of Day Blues
- A Beautiful Life


tracks on Bellaphon CD
- Babylon Blues
- Lay My Burden Down
- M & O Blues
- Blues In A Bordertown Jail
- Drive Back The Night

- A Song For Babe
- Satisfied And Tickled Too
- Kind-Hearted Woman
- Break Of Day Blues
- A Beautiful Life
- Rock Me Baby #
- Crossroads #

# additional tracks from L+R 42.063 (AFBF '83)

rec. November 7, 1983; James "Sparky" Rucker voc, ac g; Louisiana Red, el g; Carey Bell, hca

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L+R 42.062

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(=) Bellaphon CDLR 82005
(1996)
"James 'Sparky' Rucker"
(Blues Classics series)

L+R discography

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Simon A. Napier: Gwine To New Orleans - Meet Babe Stovall.- Blues Unlimited 23 (1965), p. 10
- David Evans: Babe Stovall.- Blues Unlimited 29 (Jan. 1966), p. 9-10; 30 (Febr. 1966), p. 9; 31 (March 1966), p. 20
- David Evans: Babe Stovall.- in: Simon A. Napier (ed.): Back Woods Blues.- Bexhill-On-Sea 1968, pp. 50-55
  (reprint from Blues Unlimited 29 - 31 (Jan. - March 1966))
- Bruce Cook: Listen To The Blues.- New York 1973, pp. 93-98
- Bryan Pickup: The Babe Stovall Story.- Talking Blues 4 (1977), p. 2 - 5
  (incl. discography by Bryan Pickup and Chris Smith)
- David Evans: Big Road Blues - Tradition & Creativity in the Folk Blues.- New York 1987, p. 303-309
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 486-487
- http://sundayblues.org/archives/100
- Ebay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: front cover of Flyright FLY 625 ("courtesy of Sacha Clay")

thanks to Alan Balfour and Max Hoeffner for additional info / scans

 

David Evans: Babe Stovall.- in: Simon A. Napier (ed.): Back Woods Blues.- Bexhill-On-Sea 1968, pp. 50-55
  (reprint from Blues Unlimited 29 - 31 (Jan. - March 1966))

 

Bryan Pickup and Chris Smith: The Babe Stovall Story
(Talking Blues 4 (1977), p. 2 - 5)

The two articles above are 'published' here for private research only. While of historical interest, they may contain factual errors only revealed by later research. Be advised that more recent reference works - above all David Evans' liner notes to Arcola ACD 1005 (2003) - should be consulted regarding factual points such as spelling of names, dates of birth, dates of recordings.

 

Percy Randolph, Willie Thomas, and Babe Stovall; from Michael P. Smith: New Orleans Jazz Fest, A Pictoral History.- Gretna 1991, p. 31
Percy Randolph, Willie Thomas, and Babe Stovall
at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1970

source: Michael P. Smith: New Orleans Jazz Fest, A Pictoral History.- Gretna 1991, p. 31

Babe Stovall Franklinton, LA. 1971; photographer: Fay Rogers
Babe Stovall, Franklinton, LA, 1971
source: back cover of Flyright FLY 625
photographer: Fay Rogers

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