The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

The World's Greatest Blues Singer

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberXLP 153015-16 sides 1-4 / XLP 153017-18 w/16 tracks
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Columbia
Record FormatN/A
Shelf Number002302
Number of Tracks16
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes With same progam book as 002298 that may have become displaced from 002301

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Down Hearted Blues
Composer(s) : A. Hunter; L. Austin
2 - Gulf Coast Blues
Composer(s) : C. Williams
3 - Aggravatin' Papa
Composer(s) : R. Turk; J.R. Robinson; A. Britt
4 - Beale Street Papa
Composer(s) : R. Turk; J.R. Robinson
5 - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Composer(s) : C. Williams; C. Warfield
6 - Oh Daddy
Composer(s) : E. Herbert; W. Russell
7 - Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
Composer(s) : P. Grainger; E. Robbins
8 - Keeps On A-Rainin (Papa, He Can't Make No Time)
Composer(s) : S. Williams; M. Kortlander
9 - Mama's Got the Blues
Composer(s) : S. Martin; C. Williams
10 - Outside of That
Composer(s) : C. Williams; J.H. Trent
11 - Bleeding Hearted Blues
Composer(s) : L. Austin
12 - Lady Luck Blues
Composer(s) : W. Weber; C. Williams
13 - Yodling Blues
Composer(s) : C. Williams; A. Hill
14 - Midnight Blues
Composer(s) : B. Thompson; S. Williams
15 - If You Don't, I Know Who Will
Composer(s) : C. Williams; C. Smith; T. Brymn
16 - Nobody In Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine
Composer(s) : C. Williams; S. Williams
17 - See If I'll Care
Composer(s) : C. Williams; A. Hill
18 - Baby Have Pity On Me
Composer(s) : B. Moll; C. Williams
19 - On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)
Composer(s) : A. Razaf
20 - Moan, You Mourners
Composer(s) : S. Williams
21 - Hustlin' Dan
Composer(s) : J. Crawford
22 - Black Mountain Blues
Composer(s) : H. Cole
23 - In the House Blues
Composer(s) : B. Smith
24 - Long Old Road
Composer(s) : B. Smith
25 - Blue Blue
Composer(s) : B. Smith
26 - Shipwreck Blues
Composer(s) : B. Smith
27 - Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl
Composer(s) : C. Williams; D. Small; J. Brymn
28 - Safety Mama
Composer(s) : B. Smith
29 - Do Your Duty
Composer(s) : W. Wilson
30 - Gimme a Pigfoot
Composer(s) : W. Wilson
31 - Take Me For a Buggy Ride
Composer(s) : L. Wilson; W. Wilson
32 - Down in the Dumps
Composer(s) : L. Wilson; W. Wilson