OTRS #5 – Listening To Old Records

John's Old Time Radio Show
John’s Old Time Radio Show

John plays Great old records from his 78 rpm record collection from the 1920’s and 30’s.

1. Fattening Frogs For Snakes – Mobile Strugglers
2. All I Got’s Gone – Odie McWinters
3. Tuck Me In – Red Brush Rowdies
4. Look Who’s Coming Down The Road – Joe McCoy
5. Circus Rag – Chumbler’s Breakdown Gang
6. Dear Little Girl – Mississippi Sheiks
7. Mama Don’t Like Music – Smilie Burnette
8. The Bible’s Right – Sisiter O. M. Terrell
9. You Aint The One – Charles Johnson’s Paradise Ten
10. Milwaukee Blues – Charlie Poole
11. I Don’t Work For A Living – James J. Mullan and Four Provinces Orchestra
12. My Pretty Girl – Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra
13. Fort Worth Rag – Jack Cawley
14. If You Want The Rainbow – Ben Selvin
15. Somethin’ Doin’ – Nap Hayes And Matthew Prater
16. The Suit Of Corduroy – Sullivan’s Shamrock String Band
17. Keru Aman Qassab – Louisa Hanoum
18. Tip Out Tonight – Beans Hambone & El Morrow
19. Love My Stuff – Charley Patton

Charley Patton

Mobile Strugglers


Blind Willie McTell


2 thoughts on “OTRS #5 – Listening To Old Records

  1. All I know is that they recorded a bunch of songs at the one session. Mobile Strugglers got started just as the major record companies began to lose interest in string bands. The group featured two fiddlers, Charles Jones and James Fields (born in 1887), and included guitarist Paul Johnson, banjo picker Lee Warren and Wesley Williams on double bass. The Mobile Strugglers recorded songs, including “Memphis Blues,” for Bill Russell’s American Music label in 1949.

  2. Do you know any further information regarding the Mobile Strugglers? I am looking for a link to the group “The New Mobile Strugglers” who recorded on Band Box label in Denver for a single release – in about 1958. I will be posting a page on my site regarding this group – I will provide a backtrack and link to your Blog as well.


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