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Stefan Grossman - recordings

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You will find various information for each song listed. It may be in depth comments on the recording of the song (but there at not too many of these). You may find reference to CDs including the recording, books and videos where it is included, information on guitar tuning, key, chord progressions, etc. But for some, you will find nothing but the title. It all depends on how much information I have on this specific recording. (You can help me improve this by sending information.)

"Compositions" are only listed when they are recorded by other artists than the composer or when there is no reference to a specific recording (and "recording artist" is given as "Standard".)

Stefan Grossman is one guitar player who never gets and probably never will get the credit he really deserves. His main contribution to guitar playing is not so much his own playing, but the way he has made other guitarist's playing styles available to generations of guitar players. When asking players about their influences, they (or should I say we ...) will mention people like Robert Johnson, Rev Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, etc, etc. But we do not mention that we learned this music from Stefan Grossman. Along with Happy Traum he pioneered guitar teaching. Contemporary guitar playing would not have been the same without Stefan Grossman. He was not the only one who studied the great blues players of the past, but he shared his knowledge with the rest of us.

As you will see if you look into the page on my own development as a guitar player, Stefan Grossman has meant a lot for me. And I must mention two slide guitar pieces that have etched themselves into my musical memory, which bot turned out to be played by Stefan Grossman. The first one was the sound track to the Swedish movie Joe Hill, and the other is the guitar playing on Paul Simon's Paranoia Blues, from his first solo album.

Stefan Grossman is a very good guitarist and an entertaining performer. But still I think of him more as a researcher, teacher and publisher, than as a guitar player. To me his books are more important than his records.

Recordings by Stefan Grossman

  • 'Round Midnight Duet 15361
  • All My Friends Are Gone - 15000
  • Banty Rooster - 8269
  • Belzona Blues (with Mickey Baker) - 10631
  • Bermuda Triangle Exit - 10700
  • Bill Bailey - 10595
  • Black Mountain Rag - 8256
  • The Blarney Pilgrim - 15387
  • Blind Mary - 10758
  • Blues Ain't Dry - 10597
  • Blues For The Mann - 10593
  • Brownsville Blues - 8312
  • Buck Dancer's Choice - 15489
  • Captain Magan - 10828
  • Colored Aristocracy - 15490
  • Come Back Baby - 10600
  • County Line - 10642
  • Crow Jane - 10602
  • Death Come Creeping - 10689
  • Delia - 15333
  • Dollartown - 10591
  • Drunken Wagoner - 10858
  • Easy Street - 10621
  • Easy Street - 15609
  • The Entertainer - 10831
  • Fair and Tender Ladies - 14846
  • Fare Thee Well Titanic - 10606
  • The Fiddler's Contest - 10768
  • Georgia Camp Meeting - 15656
  • God Moves on The Water - 15614
  • A Heart Much Obliged - 9525
  • High Society - 10851
  • Idaho Potato - 10740
  • John Henry - 10624
  • Joy Of My Life - 10744
  • Juicy Lucy (with Mickey Baker) - 10619
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 10617
  • Katz Rag - 8244
  • The Landlady - 10769
  • Last of Callahan - 10856
  • Late Night Apollo Blues - 10739
  • Lemon's Jump - 8245
  • Little Boy, Little Boy, Who Made Your Britches - 15339
  • Little Rock Blues - 10693
  • Logan Water - 10827
  • Mabel's Dream - 10850
  • Man of My Own (with Sam Mitchell) - 10638
  • Matesa - 14851
  • Moon's Goin' Down - 15608
  • Morning Music - 15606
  • Mourning Blues - 10641
  • Ms. Josephine Ayres - 14852
  • Musical Priest - 10748
  • New Pony Blues - 10627
  • New York City Rag - 8246
  • Nobody's Dirty Business - 10604
  • Oh Papa - 10688
  • One Kind of Favor - 15613
  • Peak's Puzzle - 14831
  • Planxty Irwin - 10765
  • Powder Rag - 10852
  • Ragtime Mama Blues - 10608
  • The Red-Haired Boy - 10770
  • Religious Trainfare Blues (A Heart Much Obliged) - 8247
  • Requiem For Patrick Kilroy - 10750
  • Return To Little Rock - 10614
  • The Rights Of Man - 10771
  • Rights of Man - 10857
  • Rites Of Passage - 10741
  • Roberta - 10734
  • Roll And Tumble Blues - 8305
  • Salty Dog - 10609
  • See That Girl Sitting on the Fence - 15338
  • Sergeant Early's Dream - 10766
  • Shining Shadows - 14835
  • The Shoes of the Wisherman's Wife Duet 15362
  • Silver Swan - 10833
  • Sister Kate - 10636
  • Sitting On Top of the World - 10625
  • Slippin' Till My Gal Comes in Partner - 15342
  • Slow Blues In C - 8248
  • Snap A Little Owl - 10735
  • Someday Baby - 8276
  • St. Andrews - 10767
  • Strange City Streets - 10640
  • Struttin' Rag - 10637
  • Sugarbabe - 10697
  • Take A Whiff On Me - 10611
  • That Will Never Happen No More - 10695
  • Thunder On The Run - 10736
  • Tickle Dew - 10643
  • Tightrope - 10754
  • Tribute To Lonnie Johnson - 10590
  • Truckin' My Blues - 15340
  • Vestapol - 10622
  • The West Wind - 10855
  • Working On The New Railroad - 10618
  • Yazoo Basin Boogie - 8250
  • Yonder Comes The Blues - 15610
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