20 April 2013

Post 51: THE AMAZING REPERTOIRE OF TUBA SKINNY


Tuba Skinny, as far as I know, is the best traditional jazz band playing anywhere in the world today. And the great thing about it is that its members are YOUNG!

Although the band has been in existence for only six years, it has built up an extraordinary repertoire so different from that of hundreds of other trad bands who go on playing the same old Bill Bailey, All of Me and Muskrat Ramble month in, month out.

Tuba Skinny's programmes mostly comprise exciting unfamiliar gems they have unearthed from the 1920s and 1930s (e.g. New Orleans BumpYou Can Have My Husband, Cold Morning Shout, Forget Me Not Blues, Jackson Stomp, The Cotton Pickers' RagDeep HendersonBanjorenoTreasures UntoldRussian RagOriental StrutMinor DragMichigander BluesIn Harlem's ArabyMe and My ChauffeurA Jazz BattleDroppin' ShucksFourth Street Mess AroundCarpet Alley Breakdown). The almost-forgotten artists whose music they have revived include Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Big Bill Broonzy, Sara Martin, Victoria Spivey, Memphis Minnie, Jabbo Smith, Skip James, Merline Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, Hattie Hart, The Memphis Jug Band, The Tennessee Chocolate Drops, Clara Smith, The Dixieland Jug Blowers, The South Street Trio and The Mississippi Mud Steppers; and of course they also play tunes associated with the better-known, such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. And they will surprise you by going to some unconventional sources for tunes they turn into exciting traditional jazz - sources such as Ray Charles and the 21st-century Australian original C. W. Stoneking.

Also in their use of structures, rhythmic variations, key changes, introductions, codas and the sharing and backing of 'solo' choruses or half-choruses, Tuba Skinny have much to teach the rest of us.

Tuba Skinny must have spent a great deal of time researching tunes from the 1920s and 1930s that risked falling into obscurity. Their own Twenty-First Century versions manage both to show respect for the originals and yet at the same time present the tunes in a fresh and exciting manner.

Thanks to the immense generosity of this band and of those who make videos of their performances,   it is possible (particularly on YouTube) for the whole world to see and hear them.

With considerable effort, I struggle to maintain a list of the tunes played by Tuba Skinny that constantly appear on YouTube. Sometimes I have difficulty in identifying them or find it impossible. 

However, I have done my best and the following list contains almost 250 tunes you can already hear Tuba Skinny playing, via the Internet, mainly on YouTube. I have obviously had to omit a dozen or so whose titles I don't know. (They have also made seven CDs (one of them not yet released as at 10 December 2015). Not bad for six years!)

I think you will agree that to have mastered such a repertoire in such a short time is a remarkable achievement. And you will notice how many of these wonderful tunes are missing from the repertoire of most trad bands.

When I finally got to meet the band (on 10 April 2015, while visiting New Orleans), Erika Lewis told me she was aware of my efforts in maintaining this list and that the band sometimes looked at it when planning a concert. They found it helpful in reminding themselves of tunes they hadn't played for some time. So I now consider myself to be an honorary assistant librarian!
After You’ve Gone (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (Creamer and Layton, 1927)
Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll (on their CD Six Feet Down)
All By Myself (Big Bill Broonzy, 1941. Up-tempo 12-bar blues)
Alligator Crawl (on their CD Pyramid Strut(Fats Waller 1927)
All I Want is a Spoonful (Papa Charlie Jackson 8-bar theme from 1925)
Almost Afraid to Love (On their CD Blue Chime Stomp. Composed by Ann Turner for Georgia White 1938)
Ambulance Man (on their CD Owl Call Blues(Hattie Hart, 1930)
Any Kinda Man (would be better than you) (on their CD Garbage Man) (Recorded by Victoria Spivey, 1936)
Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers, 1929)
At The Jazz Band Ball (on their CD Six Feet Down)
Avalon (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (Da Sylva, Vincent Rose and Al Jolson, 1920)
Baby, How Can It Be?(on their CD Rag Band) (Armenter Bo Chatmon [stage name Bo Carter] recorded it in 1931)
Baby, Please Don't Go (Joseph Lee 'Big Joe' Williams, 1935)
Ballin' The Jack (J. Burris and Chris Smith & possibly James Reese Europe, 1923)
Banjoreno (on their CD Rag Band) (H. Clifford, 1926, for the Dixieland Jug Blowers)
Beer Garden Blues (Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams, 1933, with words by Walter Bishop)
Big Chief Battleaxe (on their CD Pyramid Strut)  (Composed by T. Allen in 1907)
Bill Bailey (Hughie Cannon, 1909)
Billie’s Blues (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (Billie Holiday, 1936)
Billy Goat Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton, 1927)
Biscuit Roller (on their CD Rag Band) (1937, Richard M. Jones and Georgia White)
Black Mountain Blues (J.C. Johnson, 1930. Recorded by Bessie Smith)
Blood Thirsty Blues (on their CD Pyramid Strut) (Written and recorded by Victoria Spivey, 1927)
Blue (Bill Mack, 1956)
Blue Chime Stomp (On their CD Blue Chime StompShaye Cohn, 2015)
Blue Devil Blues (possibly Sara Martin and her Jug Band 1925)
Blue Moon of Kentucky Keep on Shining (Bill Monroe, 1946)
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me (Arthur Swanstone, Chas McCarron & Carey Morgan, 1919)
Bouncing Around (Armand J. Piron & Peter Bocage, 1923)
Broken-Hearted Blues (composed by Erika Lewis, 2009; on their CD Tuba Skinny; and on their CD Blue Chime Stomp)
Broken-Hearted Blues (a second tune with this name - the one written and recorded by Lil Johnson in 1937 -  is on their CD Garbage Man)
Bumblebee (recorded by Memphis Minnie in 1930)
Burgundy Street Blues (George Lewis, 1944. Shaye plays it on the cornet! - Click Here)
Cannon Ball Blues (on their CD Owl Call Blues(watch this by clicking here  to see how brilliantly they tackle even a 12-bar blues - with three key changes in two and a half minutes)
Careless Love (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (W. C. Handy)
Carpet Alley Breakdown (Cal Smith and Henry Clifford. Recorded by Johnny Dodds, 1926)
C.C. (See See) Rider  (Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, 1925)
Cemetery Blues (Sid Laney, 1923. Recorded by Bessie Smith)
Chloe (C. N. Daniels and Kahn, 1927. On their CD Tuba Skinny; and on their CD Blue Chime Stomp.)
Chocolate Avenue (Clarence Williams, 1933)
Climax Rag (on their CD Rag Band) (James Scott, 1914)
Cold Mornin' Shout (on their CD Pyramid Strut) (Bobby Leecan for The South Street Trio, 1926)
Cotton Pickers' Drag (Ben Tinnon, 1930, for the Grinnell Giggers)
Coquette (Guy Lombardo tune from 1928)
Corrine, What Makes You Treat Me So? (16-bar. On their CD Blue Chime Stomp. Blind Boy Fuller, 1937)
Crazy Blues (written by Perry Bradford, 1927)
Crazy 'Bout You (on their CD Owl Call Blues(Big Bill Broonzy and the State Street Boys, 1935)
Crow Jane (on their CD Rag Band) (Skip James, 1931)
Crumpled Paper (12-bar in a minor key, played previously by Loose Marbles in the TV series 'Treme')
Dallas Blues (Hart A. Wand, 1912; words added by Lloyd Garrett, 1918)
Dallas Rag (on their CD Owl Call Blues; Dallas String Band, 1927)
Dangerous Blues (ODJB 1921. Composed the the young girl Billie Brown, who died aged 18 of smallpox))
Dear Almanzoer (On their CD Blue Chime StompOscar 'Papa' Celestin, 1927)
Deep Henderson (on their CD Pyramid Strut(Fred Rose, 1926)
Delta Bound (on their CD Rag Band)
Dirty TB Blues (Composed and recorded by Victoria Spivey, 1929)
Dónde Están Corazón (Luis Martinez Serrano, 1924)
Don't You Feel My Leg (Danny Barker, Blu Lu Barker and J. Mayo Williams, 1938)
Dodo Blues (C. W. Stoneking, 2006)
Do It Right (Jones, 1929)
Do Your Duty (on their CD Six Feet Down(Wesley Wilson for Bessie Smith, 1933. See also Keyhole Blues)
Dreaming The Hours Away (Will E. Dulmage, 1927. Recorded 1928 by Clarence Williams' Jazz Kings)
Droppin’ Shucks (Lil Hardin, 1926)
Dusting The Frets (Carl Davis [and the Dallas Jamboree Jug Band] 1935)
Dusty Rag (composed by May Aufderheide of Indianapolis in 1908!)
Dyin’ Blues (Blind Blake, 1926)
Eagle Riding Papa (Big Bill Broonzy, 1930)
Egyptian Ella (composed by Walter Doyle in 1931)
Everybody Loves My Baby (1922; by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams)
Exactly Like You (Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, 1930)
Faraway Blues (composed by Fletcher Henderson in 1920)
Farewell Blues (Schoelbel, Rappollo, Mares, 1922)
Farewell to Storyville (Spencer Williams, 1924. But he called it 'Good Time Flat Blues')
Fingering With Your Fingers (Created by The Mississippi Sheiks in 1935)
Forget Me Not Blues (recorded - and perhaps composed - by Sara Martin in 1925)
Fourth Street Mess Around (composed by Will Shade for The Memphis Jug Band, 1930)
Freight Train Blues (on their CD Pyramid Strut; Recorded 1924 by Clara Smith. Composers: Thomas A Dorsey & Everett Murphy)
Frisco Bound (a 10-bar blues! Composed by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe in 1929)
Frog Hop (Composer : Clifford Hayes, 1929. Recorded by Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers that year)
Frog-i-More Rag (Jelly Roll Morton, 1918)
Frosty Morning Blues (on their CD Garbage Man) (Composed by Eddie Brown; recorded 1924 by Bessie Smith)
Garbage Man (on their CD Garbage Man)
Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You (composed by Razaf and Redman in 1929)
Give It Up or Let Me Go (Bonnie Raitt, 1972)
Gladiolus Rag (Scott Joplin, 1907)
Going to Germany (Noah Lewis for Cannon's Jug Stompers, 1929)
Golden Leaf Strut (Theme from 'Milenberg Joys': Walter Melrose, Leon Roppollo, Joe Mares, Jelly Roll Morton: 1925)
Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down (Written and recorded by Big Bill Broonzy, 1935)
Good Time Flat Blues (Also known as Farewell to Storyville. By Spencer Williams, 1924)
Got a Mind to Ramble (on their CD Owl Call Blues; recorded by Merline Johnson in the 1930s)
(You) Gotta Give Me Some (on their CD Tuba Skinny; and on their CD Pyramid Strut) (Composed by Clarence Williams. Recorded by Margaret Webster 1929; and also by Bessie Smith) 
Grandpa's Spells (Jelly Roll Morton, 1923. See great video at  http://vimeo.com/101422951 )
Hard Drivin' Papa (George Brooks. Recorded by Bessie Smith 1926)
Harlem's Araby (Fats Waller, Porter Grainger, Jo Trent, 1924)
He Likes It Slow (on their CD Six Feet Down) (W. Benton Overstreet for Butterbeans and Susie, 1926)
Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya (recorded by Ma Rainey)
Hesitatin’ Blues (Billy Smythe and J. Scott Middleton, 1930) (on their CD Pyramid Strut)
Hey Hey, Your Mama's Feeling Blue (Blind Blake's Blues - 16-bar song)
High Society (By Porter, Steele and Melrose, 1901)
High Steppin' Mamma (recorded by Cliff Carlisle in 1931)
Hilarity Rag (James Scott, 1910)
History of Man (Trinidad calypso. T.A. Codallo, 1938; - recorded by Codallo's Top Hatters Orchestra)
Home (When Shadows Fall) (Harry Clarkson, Geoffrey Clarkson & Peter Van Steeden, 1931)
Honey (32-bar, a-a-b-a) (Armenter Bo Chatmon [stage name Bo Carter] recorded it in 1930s) 
How Can It Be? (on their CD Rag Band) (Armenter Bo Chatmon [stage name Bo Carter] recorded it in 1931)
How Come You Do Me Like You Do Do Do? (Gene Austin & Roy Bergere, 1924)
How Do They Do It That Way? (on their CD Garbage Man and on their CD Owl Call Blues) (Composed by Victoria Spivey and R. Floyd, Recorded by Victoria Spivey, 1929)
Ice Man (written and recorded by Memphis Minnie 1936)
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water (on their CD Rag Band; Eddie Miller, 1936)
If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It (By Barrel House Annie, 1937)
If You Don't, I Know Who Will (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (By Clarence Williams. Recorded by Bessie Smith 1923)
If You Take Me Back (recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy, c. 1934)
I Get The Blues ('I'm So Blue': Bo Carter, 1935)
I Get The Blues When It Rains (Klauber and Stoddart, 1928)
I Got a Man in the 'Bama Mines (Merline Johnson, 1937)
I Got a Woman (Ray Charles, 1954)
I Got The Cryin' Blues (on their CD Pyramid Strut) (probably Sara Martin and her Jug Band 1925)
I'll See You in the Spring (Memphis Jug Band, 1927)
I'm a Winin' Boy (Jelly Roll Morton introduced this in the 1939)
I'm Blue and Lonesome (Nobody Cares for Me) (On their CD Blue Chime StompGeorgia White and Richard M. Jones, 1938)
I’m Goin’ Back Home (recorded by Memphis Minnie with Kansas Joe McCoy, c. 1930)
I'm Gonna Be a Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul (Sara Martin and her Jug Band, 1925)
In the Gloaming (Annie F Harrison & Meta Orred, 1877)
It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine (probably Blind Willie Johnson, 1927)
Jackass Blues (Kassel and Stitzel, 1926)
Jackson Stomp (on their CD Rag Band) (Charlie McCoy and Walter Vincson, 1930, for the Mississippi Mud Steppers)
Jailbird (Dave Bartholomew 1955)
Jailhouse Blues (C.W. Stoneking)
Jazz Battle (Jabbo Smith, 1929)
Jelly Bean Blues (on their CD Six Feet Down) ('Ma' Rainey with Louis Armstrong; also Bessie Smith, 1924)
Jet Black Blues (Lonnie Johnson, 1929)
Jubilee Stomp (Duke Ellington, 1928)
Juliana (Lionel Belasco; ?1937. Caribbean-style  3/4)
Junco Partner (traditional, pre-1952)
Just a Closer Walk With Thee (first recorded by a jazz band - 1941)
Kansas City Stomps (Jelly Roll Morton, 1923)
Keyhole Blues (Wesley 'Kid'. Wilson, 1927. Made famous by the Armstrong Hot Seven 1927 recording))
Kitchen Man (on their CD Six Feet Down) (Andy Razaf and Alex Bellenda, 1928. Recorded by Bessie Smith)
Late Hour Blues (Richard M. Jones; recorded by Georgia White, 1939)
Lily of the Valley (traditional; made famous by Paul Barbarin in 1951)
Lonesome Drag (on their CD Pyramid Strut) (Erika Lewis composed the lyrics but the tune is Vine Street Drag from 1930 - see below)
Lonesome Road (on their CD Six Feet Down) (Gene Austin & Nathaniel Shilkret, 1927)
Love Me or Leave Me (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (Donaldson and Kahn, 1928)
Lovesick Blues ('I Got a Feeling Called the Blues'. Irving Mills and Cliff Friend, 1922)
Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (Atlanta Blues)
Maple Leaf Rag (On their CD Blue Chime StompScott Joplin and Russell, 1899)
Marie (Irving Berlin, 1928)
Mary Ann (a.k.a. 'Marianne': Rafael de Leon, 1933)
Mean Blue Spirits (Spencer Williams; on their CD Pyramid Strut; aka Blue Spirit Blues - recorded by Bessie Smith in 1929)
Me and My Chauffeur (On their CD Blue Chime Stomp. Written by E. Lawler and recorded 1941 by Memphis Minnie)
Memphis Blues (W.C. Handy, 1910)
Memphis Shake (On their CD Blue Chime StompThe Dixieland Jug Blowers, 1928. Composer Clifford Hayes?)
Michigander Blues (Jabbo Smith, 1929)
Midnight Blues (On their CD Blue Chime StompBabe Thompson and Spencer Williams, 1923. Recorded by Alice Carter in mid-1920s)
Minor Drag (on their CD Garbage Man)
Mississippi River Blues (Big Bill Broonzy, 1934. Tuba Skinny sometimes announce this as 'Big Boat' - the title under which the identical song was later recorded by Washboard Sam).
Moanin’ The Blues
Mother’s Son-in-Law (on their CD Garbage Man) (Alberta Nichols, mus., and Mann Holiner, wds., 1933)
Muddy Water (on their CD Garbage Man)
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (By Clarence Williams, D. Small, Tim Brian. Recorded by Bessie Smith, 1931)
New Dirty Dozens (Recorded by Memphis Minnie 1930; also by others, e.g. Lonnie Johnson 1930)
New Orleans Bump (on their CD Rag Band)
Nigel's Dream (Shaye Cohn, 2015)
Nobody’s Blues But Mine (on their CD Garbage Man) (Recorded by Margaret Johnson, 1925, probable composer Clarence Williams)
Nothin' [aka Dodo Blues] (C. W. Stoneking, 2006)
Oh Papa Blues (On their CD Blue Chime Stomp. Recorded by Ma Rainey in 1927)
Oh Red (recorded by Blind Boy Fuller as 'New Oh Red')
Ol' Miss Rag (1915, W C Handy)
One More Thing (a simple 12-bar blues with a vocal and a break in Bars 7 - 8)
Oriental Jazz (a.k.a. 'Oriental Rag' and 'Soudan'. On their CD Blue Chime StompComposer: Gabriel Šebek. Recorded 1917 by the ODJB)
Oriental Strut (on their CD Owl Call Blues) (Johnny St. Cyr, 1926)
Over in the Gloryland (Acuff and Dean, 1920)
Owl Call Blues (on their CD Owl Call Blues) (hauntingly beautiful Shaye Cohn and Erika Lewis composition)
Papa’s Got Your Bath Water On (on their CD Rag Band) (Recorded by Hattie Hart and The Memphis Jug Band, 1930)
Papa Let Me Lay It On You (Blind Boy Fuller, 1938; but tune used earlier by The Harlem Hamfats.)
Peace in the Valley (on their CD Six Feet Down)
Pearl River Stomp (Shaye Cohn, 2016)
Perdido Street Blues (Lil Hardin Armstrong, 1926)
Plow Boy Hop (Ben Tinnon. recorded by The Grinnell Giggers in 1930.)
Postage Stomp (Sam Goble and Vic Johnston, 1930)
Pyramid Strut (Shaye Cohn composition)
Redwing (Kerry Mills & Thurland Chattaway, 1907)
Rock Me (on their CD Tuba Skinny)
Roses of Caracas (Lionel Belasco; 1928. Trinidad-style waltz)
Rosa Lee Blues (on their CD Owl Call Blues)
Running Down My Man (On their CD Blue Chime StompMerline Johnson, 1936)
Russian Rag (George L. Cobb, 1918. On their CD Rag Band
Salamanca Blues (on their CD Rag Band) (Shaye Cohn composition)
San (for a super video CLICK HERE) (Michells and McPhail, 1920)
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Savoy Blues (Kid Ory and Sid Robin, 1925)
See See Rider (Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, 1925)
Shake It and Break It (On their CD Blue Chime StompH. Qualli Clark & Frisco Lou Chiha, 1920)
Shine On, Harvest Moon (Jack Norworth & Nora Bayes, 1908)
Short Dress Gal (on their CD Owl Call Blues) (Sam Morgan, 1925)
Sidewalk Blues (Jelly Roll Morton & Walter Melrose, 1926)
Silver Bell (Percy Wenrich & Edward Madden, 1910)
Six Feet Down (on their CD Six Feet Down) (Erika Lewis composition)
Skid-Dat-De-Dat (on their CD Pyramid Strut) (Lil Hardin, 1926)
Sleepy Time Blues (Jabbo Smith, 1929. Recorded by Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces, 1929)
Slow Driving Moan (on their CD Pyramid Strut) (Closely modelled on the recording by Ma Rainey, 1927)
Slowpoke (on their CD Tuba Skinny)
So Long (?Bo Carter 1930)
Sold My Soul, Sold it to the Devil (Merline Johnson, 1937)
Somebody Else is Taking My Place (Russ Morgan, Dick Howard, Bob Elsworth, 1937)
Somebody's Been Loving My Baby (on their CD Owl Call Blues(recorded by Mandy Lee in 1920s)
Some Cold Rainy Day (recorded by Bertha 'Chippie' Hill in 1928; probably composed by Richard M. Jones)
Some Day I’ll Be Gone Away
Some Day, Sweetheart (John Spikes and Benjamin Spikes, 1919)
Some of These Days (on their CD Garbage Man)
Song of the Islands (Charles E. King, 1930)
Soudan (See 'Oriental Jazz' above)
South (Benny Moten, Thomas Hayes, Ray Charles, 1924)
Squeeze Me (on their CD Rag Band) (Fats Waller and Clarence Williams, 1925)
Stavin' Chain (Lil Johnson 12-bar song from 1937)
St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy, 1914)
Storyville Blues (Maceo Pinkard, 1918)
Sunset Waltz (Charlie McCoy, 1929, for The Mississippi Mud Steppers. Ben Tinnon also claimed as composer.)
Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul (on their CD Pyramid Strut)
Sweet Mama Hurry Home (on their CD Garbage Man)
Sweet Potato Blues (recorded by King David's Jug Band, New York, 1930)
Tangled Blues (Shaye Cohn, 2015)
That's It (Mississippi Sheiks, 1930)
The Girls Go Crazy (1916, attr. to Kid Ory)
Them Has Been Blues (by Will. E. Skidmore & Marshall Walker; recorded by Bessie Smith in 1925)
Thoughts (Robin Rapuzzi, 2015)
Throw Your Black Hand Down
Tiger Rag (La Rocca and De Costa, 1917)
Tight Like This (on their CD Tuba Skinny)
Till We Meet Again (Richard Whiting (w) & Raymond Egan (m), 1918)
Tin Roof Blues (Melrose, 1922)
Tishomingo Blues (Spencer Williams, 1917)
Tom Cat Blues (Jelly Roll Morton, 1924)
Too Much Competition (12-bar blues. Alden Bunn, 1952)
Too Tight Blues (on their CD Owl Call Blues)
Travellin' Blues (on their CD Owl Call Blues) (recorded by Jimmie Rodgers in 1931)
Treasures Untold (waltz) (on their CD Rag Band)
Tricks Ain’t Walkin’ No More (on their CD Rag Band(Lucille Bogan song from 1930)
True Love (12-bar blues)
Turtle Blues (on their CD Six Feet Down)
Untrue Blues (on their CD Owl Call Blues) (Recorded 1936 by Blind Boy Fuller)
Up a Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin, 1931)
Variety Stomp (On their CD Blue Chime StompJoe Trent, Ray Henderson, Bud Green, 1927)
Vine Street Blues (on their CD Six Feet Down) (possibly Benny Moten and his Kansas City Orchestra, 1924)
Vine Street Drag (Tennessee Chocolate Drops, 1930. Possible composer: J. Brown)
Viper Mad (Sidney Bechet and Rousseau Simmons, 1924)
Wabash Blues (1921 composition by Dave Ringle and Fred Meinken)
Weary Blues (for a terrific video performance, CLICK ON HERE   )
Weary-Eyed Blues (on their CD Garbage Man)
Wee Midnight Hours (Blind Willie McTell, 1950)
Weeping  Willow Blues (on their CD Six Feet Down)
What If We Do? (Recorded by Katherine Henderson with Clarence Williams 1930)
What’s the Matter With the Mill? (Memphis Minnie and Joe McCoy, 1930)
When My Dreamboat Comes Home (Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin, 1936)
When The Saints Go Marching In (Virgil Stamps & Luther G.Presley, 1936)
When You and I Were Young, Maggie (Their oldest tune? Composed in 1866 by J A Butterfield and G W Johnson) 
Wild Man Blues (The Morton and Armstrong classic from 1927)
Willie the Weeper (on their CD Owl Call Blues) (Melrose, Bloom and Rymal, 1920)
Winin' Boy Blues  (J.R. Morton, 1939)
Won’t You Be Kind to Me? (Hattie Hart and the Memphis Jug Band, 1928)
Yearning (The 1925 song by Joe Burke and Benny Davis)
Yellow Dog Blues  (W. C. Handy, 1914)
Yes Sir That’s My Baby (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson, 1925)
You Can Have My Husband (on their CD Six Feet Down) (Dorothy Labostrie, 1960)
You Let Me Down (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (Harry Warren and Al Dubin, 1935)
Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams, 1952)
You’ve Been a Good Ol’ Waggon (on their CD Tuba Skinny) (Smith and Balcom. Recorded by Bessie Smith, 1925)