Robert Nighthawk – ‘Prowling with the Nighthawk’ (1937 – 1952) – Full Album

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Informative 12 page booklet notes by Jeff Harris.
Detailed discography.

Robert “Nighthawk” Lee McCoy, vocal, guitar.

Includes contributions by;
Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson, harmonica.
Big Joe Williams, guitar.
Walter Davis, piano.
Speckled Red, piano.
Willie Dixon, bass.
Ernest Lane, piano.
Pinetop Perkins, piano.
Ransom Knowling, bass.
And others

Genres; Chicago blues, blues slide guitar, blues piano.
Informative booklet notes by Jeff Harris.
Detailed discography.
 
Robert Nighthawk was born Robert Lee McCollum in Helena, Arkansas on November 30th, 1909 and raised in a farming community. Nighthawk came from a musical family as he relates in a 1964 interview:

“Well, all my people played music. Mother and Dad and sister and brother and all. My brother played guitar. My brother helped me in all kinds of ways. (My family)…mostly played dances, parties, picnics and all that.”

In many ways Nighthawk went onto become the archetype of the classic bluesman, spending his entire adult life rambling all over the South with frequent trips to the North playing a never ending string of one-nighters punctuated by sporadic recording dates. Nighthawks recording dates brought him only limited success but he remained popular in the South his entire life. It seems that every blues musician of consequence who emerged from the Delta from the 30’s through to the 60’s recalls running across Nighthawk.

For all his visibility Nighthawk remains a shadowy figure; for one he never stayed in Chicago long enough to establish himself, he was interviewed only briefly and unlike many artists didn’t appreciably benefit from the blues boom of the 1960’s. Above all it was his ceaseless wandering that likely stopped him from achieving greater fame:

“Well, that’s about all I been doin’ all my life. I was down in Florida about 3 years and back up in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa, New York and some other places.”

As well as playing guitar (taught by Houston Stackhouse in 1931), he played in the orchestra of the Dan Hildrege Show, ran with singer Laura Dukes and even fronted a jug band in Memphis. He also met and played with musicians such as Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Joe Williams, Hammie Nixon, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim and John Lee Hooker.

Nighthawk continued to play and record into the 1960’s. His final recording session was fittingly with Stackhouse, performing the songs of Tommy Johnson one final time. Nighthawk died less than 2 months after these recordings on Nov. 5th, 1967.

The tracks on this Document CD range from 1937 to 1952 and Nighthawk is accompanied by such blues luminaries as Sonny Boy Williamson, Joe Williams and Roosevelt Sykes. This compilation of recordings by Robert Nighthawk is not available anywhere else and shows us that he was one of the premier blues slide guitarists.

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4. Lonesome World – Robert Lee McCoy
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7. Sweet Pepper Mama – Robert Lee McCoy
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8. Return Mail Blues – Robert Lee McCoy
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9. My Friend Has Forsaken Me – Robert Lee McCoy
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10. G-Man – Robert Lee McCoy
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11. Every Day And Night – Robert Lee McCoy
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12. The Moon Is Rising – Robert Lee McCoy
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13. Kansas City Blues – Robert Lee McCoy
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14. Crying Won’t Help You – Robert Lee McCoy
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15. CNA – Robert Lee McCoy
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16. Black Angel Blues – Robert Lee McCoy
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17. Sweet Loving Woman – Robert Lee McCoy
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18. Don’t Mistreat Your Woman – Robert Lee McCoy
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19. Maggie Campbell – 1 – Robert Lee McCoy
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20. Prowling Nighthawk – Robert Lee McCoy
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21. Jackson Town Girl – Robert Lee McCoy
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22. Feel So Bad – Robert Lee McCoy
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23. Mamie Lee – Robert Lee McCoy
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24. Freight Train Blues – Robert Lee McCoy
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25. Take It Easy Baby – Robert Lee McCoy
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