King Solomon Hill

King Solomon Hill

Profile:
American pre-war Delta blues guitarist and singer.
The true identity of this artist is NOT known for certain.
The prevailing theory (since at least 1969) is that his true identity is one Joe Holmes (based on research by Gayle Dean Wardlow).
However, since 2011, blues historian Alex van der Tuuk undertook a more thorough research into King Solomon Hill's identity. While he managed to unearth more information on Joe Holmes (as part of this investigation), there remains no conclusive evidence as to who this man actually is (refer to the book contained in Various - The Rise And Fall Of Paramount Records 1928-1932, Volume 2 for more detail).

The photograph (left) is of Joe Holmes, who:
Born: 1897, McComb, Mississippi, USA
Died: 1940 or 1949, Sibley, Louisiana, USA

As of 2011, he is known to have made 8 recordings (sides):

Whoopee Blues (Take 1)
Whoopee Blues (Take 2)
Down on my Bended Knee (Take 1)
Down on my Bended Knee (Take 2)
The Gone Dead Train
Tell me Baby
My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon
Times Has Done Got Hard
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Artist

King Solomon Hill Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

13125 King Solomon Hill My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon / Times Has Done Got Hard(Shellac, 10") Paramount 13125 US 1932 Sell This Version

Compilations

WSE 107 CD Bobby Grant, Rube Lacy, Willie Brown (2), King Solomon Hill, Son House, John Henry Barbee Bobby Grant, Rube Lacy, Willie Brown (2), King Solomon Hill, Son House, John Henry Barbee - Giants Of Country Blues Vol. 1 (1927-1938)(CD, Comp) Wolf Records (2) WSE 107 CD Austria Unknown Sell This Version