Rock
Annual


the lists:

1920-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2021


the list

Albums:

1947

Merle Travis - Folk Songs of the Hills [10-L P; retitled Back Home for 1957 L P]


1946

Lead Belly - Negro Folk Songs Sung by Lead Belly [3 x 78]

Josh White - Ballads and Blues [4 x 78]


1944

Burl Ives - The Wayfaring Stranger [3 x 78 and 10-L P; retitled Blue Tail Fly and Other Favorites for 1954 L P]


1940

Josh White and His Carolinians - Chain Gang [4 x 78]


1939

Lead Belly - Negro Sinful Songs Sung by Lead Belly [5 x 78]


Singles and deep cuts:

1949

Gene Autrey and the Pinafores - 'Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer'

The Charles Brown Trio - 'Trouble Blues'

Roy Brown and His Mighty Mighty Men - 'Boogie at Midnight'

Ruth Brown - 'So Long', Ruth Brown [Rock & Roll] [1957]

Frank "Floorshow" Culley and His Band - 'Cole Slaw - Sorghum Switch'

The Delmore Brothers - 'Blues Stay Away From Me'

Red Foley - 'Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy'

Wynonie Harris - 'All She Wants to Do Is Rock'

Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys - 'Bonaparte's Retreat', Country Classics [10-L P, 1952]

Burl Ives With Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers - 'Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)'

Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five - 'Saturday Night Fish Fry Pt. 1'/ 'Saturday Night Fish Fry (Concluded)'

Professor Longhair and His Shuffling Hungarians - 'Mardi Gras in New Orleans'; new version, 1950, released under Professor Longhair and His New Orleans Boys; new version, 'Go to the Mardi Gras', 1959, released under Professor Longhair

Deacon[ Big Jay ]McNeely's Blue Jays - 'The Deacon's Hop'

Big Jay McNeely - 'Blow Big Jay'

The Orioles - 'Tell Me So'

The Patti Page Quartet - 'With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming', Patti Page [1950]

Hank Penny - 'Hillbilly Be-Bop'

Hank Penny - 'Bloodshot Eyes'

Jimmy Preston and His Prestonians - 'Rock the Joint'

Wayne Raney - 'Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me'

Dinah Washington - 'Baby Get Lost'

Hank Williams - 'My Bucket's Got a Hole in It', Honky-Tonkin' [1954]


1948

Red Foley and the Cumberland Valley Boys - 'Tennessee Saturday Night'

Wynonie Harris - 'Good Rockin' Tonight'

John Lee Hooker - 'Boogie Chillen'', I'm John Lee Hooker [1959]

"Little Son" Jackson - 'Freedom Train Blues'

Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys - 'Tennessee Waltz', Country Classics [10-L P, 1952]

Amos Milburn - 'Chicken Shack Boogie'

Roy Milton and His Solid Senders - 'Hop, Skip, and Jump'

[Wild ]Bill Moore - 'We're Gonna Rock'

The Orioles - 'It's Too Soon to Know'

Patti Page and the George Barnes Trio - 'Confess', Patti Page [1950]

Leon Payne - 'Lost Highway'

Dinah Washington - 'Am I Asking Too Much'


1947

Gene Autrey - 'Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)'

Roy Brown With Bob Ogden and Orchestra - 'Good Rocking Tonight'

Francis Craig - 'Near You'

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 'That's All Right'

Bull Moose Jackson - 'I Love You Yes I Do'

Bull Moose Jackson - 'I Want a Bowlegged Woman'

Lulu Belle and Scotty - 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You'

"Stick" McGhee and His Buddy - 'Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee'; new version, 1949, released under "Stick" McGhee and His Buddies

Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - 'Blue Moon of Kentucky'

The Ravens - 'Write Me a Letter'

T-Bone Walker - 'Call It Stormy Monday but Tuesday Is Just as Bad'

Hank Williams - 'Move It On Over', Memorial Album [1953]

Sonny Boy Williamson[ I] - 'Stop Breaking Down'

Tex Williams - 'Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)'

Jimmy Witherspoon - 'Ain't Nobody's Business Part 1'/ 'Ain't Nobody's Business Part 2'


1946

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 'So Glad You're Mine'

The Delmore Brothers - 'Freight Train Boogie'

Louis Jordan and the Tymphany Five - 'Choo Choo Ch'Boogie'

Louis Jordan and the Tymphany Five - 'Ain't That Just Like a Women (They'll Do It Every Time)'

Louis Jordan and the Tymphany Five - 'Let the Good Times Roll'

Louis Jordan and the Tymphany Five - 'Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens'

Roy Milton and His Solid Senders - 'Milton's Boogie'

Roy Milton - 'R M Blues'

Hank Penny - 'Steel Guitar Stomp'

The Ravens - 'Lullaby'

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 'New Spanish Two Step'


1945

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 'Rock Me Mamma'

Helen Humes With the Bill Doggett Octet - 'Be-Baba-Leba'

Louis Jordan and the Tymphany Five - 'Caldonia'

Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers - 'The Honeydripper Part 1'/ 'The Honeydripper Part 2'

Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra - 'Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well'

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - 'Drifting Blues'

The Rambler Trio Featuring Arthur Smith [Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith] - 'Guitar Boogie'; released 1948 under Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith and His Cracker-Jacks

Josh White - 'Jelly Jelly'


1944

The Ink Spots/ Ella Fitzgerald - 'I'm Making Believe'

The Ink Spots/ Ella Fitzgerald - 'Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall'

Louis Jordan and the Tymphany Five - 'Is You or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)'

The Mills Brothers - 'You Always Hurt the One You Love'

The Mills Brothers - 'Till Then'

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 'Strange Things Happening Every Day', Gospel Train [1958]

Josh White - 'One Meat Ball'


1942

Bea Booze - 'See See Rider Blues'

The Ink Spots - 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore'

The Mills Brothers - 'Paper Doll'


1941

Big Bill[ Broonzy] - 'Key to the Highway'

Big Maceo[ Merriweather] - 'Worried Life Blues'

Sons of the Pioneers - 'Cool Water'

Ernest Tubb - 'Walking the Floor Over You'

Big Joe Williams - 'Crawlin' King Snake'


1940

Jimmie Davis With Charles Mitchell's Orchestra - 'You Are My Sunshine'

Champion Jack Dupree - 'Junker Blues'

Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads Sung by Woody Guthrie Volume 1 [E P]

Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads Sung by Woody Guthrie Volume 2 [E P]

The Ink Spots - 'When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano'

The Ink Spots - 'Maybe'

The Ink Spots - 'Java Jive'

Lead Belly/ The Golden Gate Quartet - The Midnight Special and Other Souther Prison Songs Sung by Lead Belly and the Golden Gate Quartet [E P]

Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - 'Mule Skinner Blues'

Tampa Red - 'It Hurts Me Too'

Bukka White - 'Parchman Farm Blues'

Bukka White - 'Fixin' to Die Blues'

Josh White - 'Careless Love'

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 'New San Antonio Rose'


1939

Gene Autrey - 'Back in the Saddle Again' ['Back to the Saddle']

Gene Autrey - 'South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)'

The Ink Spots - 'If I Didn't Care'

Robert Johnson - 'Love in Vain'

Tommy McClennan - 'Bottle It Up and Go'

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 'Ida Red'


1938

Big Bill[ Broonzy] - 'Night Time Is the Right Time No. 2'

Tampa Red - 'Love With a Feeling'


1937

Robert Johnson - 'Terraplane Blues'

Robert Johnson - 'Cross Road Blues'

Robert Johnson - 'Come On In My Kitchen'

Robert Johnson - 'Sweet Home Chicago

Robert Johnson - 'Hellhound on My Trail'

The Hondey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes) - 'Night Time Is the Right Time'

Bukka White - 'Shake 'Em On Down'

Sonny Boy Williamson[ I] - 'Good Morning, School Girl'


1936

The Carter Family - 'No Depression'

Red Foley - 'Old Shep'

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 'Steel Guitar Rag'


1935

Leroy Carr - 'When the Sun Goes Down'

The Carter Family - 'Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)'

Sleepy John Estes - 'Someday Baby Blues'

Sleepy John Estes - 'Drop Down Mama'

Patsy Montana - 'I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart'

Georgia White - 'You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now'

Joe Williams' Washboard Blues Singers - 'Baby, Please Don't Go'


1934

Kokomo Arnold - 'Milk Cow Blues'

Buddy Moss - 'Oh Lordy Mama'

Charlie Patton - '34 Blues'

Sons of the Pioneers - 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds'

Tampa Red - 'Sugar Mama Blues No. 1'


1932

Gene Autrey/ Jimmy Long - 'That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine'

The Mills Brothers Novelty Quartet - 'Good-Bye Blues'

The Carter Family - 'Wabash Cannonball'


1931

Clarence Ashley - 'The House Carpenter'

Lucille Bogan - 'Black Angel Blues'

Skip James - '22-20 Blues'

Skip James - 'Devil Got My Woman'

Skip James - 'I'm So Glad'

The Mills Brothers Novelty Quartet - 'Tiger Rag'


1930

Cannon's Jug Stompers - 'Walk Right In'

Son House - 'My Black Mama - Part 1'/ 'My Black Mama - Part 2'

Blind Willie Johnson - 'John the Revelator'

The Mississippi Sheiks - 'Sitting on Top of the World'

Charley Patton - 'High Water Everywhere Part I'/ 'High Water Everywhere Part II'

Charley Patton - 'Moon Going Down'

Charley Patton - 'A Spoonful Blues'


1929

Clarence Ashley - 'The Coo Coo Bird'

The Carter Family - 'Wildwood Flower'

The Carter Family - 'Engine One-Forty-Three'

The Carter Family - 'I'm Thinking To-Night of My Blue Eyes'

Blind Roosevelt Graves and Brother - 'Crazy About My Baby'

Mississippi John Hurt - 'Stack O'Lee Blues'

Blind Willie Johnson - 'I'm Gonna Run to the City of Refuge'

Blind Willie McTell - 'Statesboro Blues'

The Memphis Jug Band - 'Stealin', Stealin''

Hambone Willie Newburn - 'Roll and Tumble Blues'

Charley Patton - 'Pony Blues'

Charley Patton - 'Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues'

Charley Patton - 'Down the Dirt Road Blues'

Washington Phillips - 'What Are They Doing in Heaven Today'

Jimmie Rodgers - 'Waiting for a Train'

Bessie Smith - 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out'

"Pine Top" Smith - 'Pine Top's Boogie Woogie'


1928

Leroy Carr - 'How Long - How Long Blues'

The Carter Family - 'Keep On the Sunny Side'

Mississippi John Hurt - 'Frankie'

Blind Lemon Jefferson - 'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean'

Blind Willie Johnson - 'Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed'

Blind Willie Johnson - 'Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground'

Blind Willie Johnson - 'It's Nobody's Fault but Mine'

Furry Lewis - 'Kassie Jones-Part 1'/ 'Kassie Jones-Part 2'

Bascom Lamar Lunsford - 'I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground'

Washington Phillips - 'Denomination Blues - Part 1'/ 'Denomination Blues - Part 2'

Jimmie Rodgers - 'Blue Yodel' ['Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)']

Jimmie Rodgers - 'In the Jailhouse Now'

Bessie Smith - 'Empty Bed Blues - Part 1'/ 'Empty Bed Blues - Part 2'


1927

De Ford Bailey - 'Pan American Blues'

The Carter Family - 'Single Girl, Married Girl'

Blind Lemon Jefferson - 'Match Box Blues'


1926

Blind Lemon Jefferson - 'Jack O Diamond Blues'

Blind Lemon Jefferson - 'That Black Snake Moan' ['Black Snake Moan']


1925

Charlie Poole Accompanied by the North Carolina Ramblers - 'Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues'

Ma Rainey Accompanied by Her Georgia Jazz Band - 'See See Rider Blues'

Bessie Smith - 'St. Louis Blues'

Ernest V Stoneman - 'The Titanic'


1924

Vernon Dalhart - 'The Prisoner's Song'

Uncle Dave Macon - 'Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy'


1923

Fiddlin' John Carson - 'The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane'

Bessie Smith - 'Down Hearted Blues'

Bessie Smith - 'Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues'


1920

Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds - 'Crazy Blues'


Archival and compilation albums: