Ramblin' Thomas ‎– Hard Dallas

Catfish Records ‎– KATCD173
CD, Compilation


1 Ramblin' Thomas So Lonesome
2 Ramblin' Thomas Hard-To-Ride Woman Blues
3 Ramblin' Thomas Lock And Key Blues
4 Ramblin' Thomas Sawmill Blues
5 Ramblin' Thomas No Baby Blues
6 Ramblin' Thomas Ramblin' Mind Blues
7 Ramblin' Thomas No Job Blues
8 Ramblin' Thomas Back Gnawing Blues
9 Ramblin' Thomas Jig Head Blues
10 Ramblin' Thomas Hard Dallas Blues
11 Ramblin' Thomas Hard Dallas Blues, No. 4
12 Ramblin' Thomas Ramblin' Man
13 Ramblin' Thomas Poor Boy Blues
14 Ramblin' Thomas Good Time Blues
15 Ramblin' Thomas New Way Of Living Blues
16 Rambling Thomas* Ground Hog Blues
17 Rambling Thomas* Shake It, Gal
18 Rambling Thomas* Ground Hog Blues, No. 2
19 Rambling Thomas* Little Old Mama Blues
20 Jesse ("Babyface") Thomas* Down In Texas Blues
21 Jesse ("Babyface") Thomas* My Heart's Like A Rolling Stone
22 Jesse ("Babyface") Thomas* Blue Goose Blues
23 Jesse ("Babyface") Thomas* No Good Woman Blues

Companies, etc.


This collection contains all of Ramblin' Thomas' recordings, plus the complete 1929 recording session of his little brother, Jesse "Babyface" Thomas, who did not record again until 1948 (see Document BDCD-6044 for Jesse's complete 1948-1958 sessions).

Recording sessions:
Chicago, ca. February 1928 -- tracks 1 to 8
Chicago, ca. November 1928 -- tracks 9 to 15
Dallas, February 9, 1932 -- 16 to 19
Dallas, August 10, 1929 -- 20 to 23

Note about track 11: the CD booklet lists the song as "Hard Dallas Blues #4" -- not sure what Catfish Records is referring to. The Dixon discography does not list that title. Is it "Hard Dallas Blues," take #4? Dixon doesn't list that take #, either.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 643247117324