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Playlist of Robert Nighthawk

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  • Robert Nighthawk-Black Angel Blues

    3:05

    Robert Lee McCollum aka Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk.

    Black Angel Blues 1949
    Robert Nighthawk g
    Willie Dixon b
    Ernest Lane piano

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  • Robert Nighthawk Blues Before Sunrise

    3:16

    I do not own the copyright to this recording so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it. This video is for educational purposes only

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    Composed by Leroy Carr

    Robert Nighthawk:Vocals & Guitar

    Johnny Young:Guitar

    Big John Wrencher:Harmonica

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. October 14, 1964

    Originally issued on the 1965 album Modern Chicago Blues (Testament 2203) (LP)

    This recording taken from the 1994 CD of the same title

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  • Robert Nighthawk Slide Guitar Style - Live on Maxwell Street

    2:01

    Inspired by Cheating and Lying Blues by Robert Nighthawk, filmed live on Maxwell Street in a '64 documentary.
    I play also low guitar.

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  • Robert Nighthawk Annie Lee & Sweet Black Angel

    7:11

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  • Robert Nighthawk-Six Three O

    2:59

    Six Three O

  • Robert Nighthawk - Someday

    3:05

    Robert Nighthawk - Someday

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  • Im Getting Tired

    3:55

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    I'm Getting Tired · Robert Nighthawk

    Masters Of Modern Blues

    ℗ 1994 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1994-11-23

    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Vocals, Electric Guitar: Robert Nighthawk
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Johnny Young
    Associated Performer, Harmonica: John Wrencher
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Norman Dayron
    Composer Lyricist: Rober Lee McCollum

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  • Robert Nighthawk with Little Walter - Sweet Little Woman

    3:33

    Robert Nighthawk with Little Walter - Sweet Little Woman (aka Sweet Little Angel)
    rec. May 9, 1964 live at the University of Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; Robert Nighthawk, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Johnny Young, g
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Testament TCD 6011 (US 1998) Down Home Harp

    source of Robert Nighthawk with Little Walter photo: Lisa Day (ed.): Chicago Blues as seen from the inside - The Photographs of Raeburn Flerlage.- Toronto, Canada (ECW Press) 2000, p. 85; photographer: Raeburn Flerlage

    Little Walter discography at
    Testament Records discography at

  • Robert Nighthawk - Anna Lee

    3:16

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  • Sweet Black Angel

    3:04

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    Sweet Black Angel · Robert Nighthawk

    Drop Down Mama

    ℗ A Geffen Records Release; ℗ 1949 UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1970-01-01

    Producer: Leonard Chess
    Producer: Phil Chess
    Composer Lyricist: Robert McCullum

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  • Robert Nighthawk aka Robert Lee McCoy-Kansas City

    2:40

    Kansas City

  • Robert Nighthawk - I Need Love So Bad

    7:13

    Great slide guitar.

  • Robert Nighthawk-Goin Down To Elis

    4:49

    Goin' Down To Eli's

    (Live On Maxwell Street)

  • Black Angel Blues

    3:39

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    Black Angel Blues · Robert Nighthawk

    Masters Of Modern Blues

    ℗ 1994 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1994-11-23

    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Vocals, Electric Guitar: Robert Nighthawk
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Johnny Young
    Associated Performer, Harmonica: John Wrencher
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Norman Dayron
    Composer Lyricist: Not Documented
    Composer Lyricist: Rober Lee McCollum

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  • Robert Nighthawk & The Blues Rhythm Boys - You Call Yourself a Cadillac

    2:34

    For Educational Use Only!
    Jah Bless - uploaded via

  • Robert Nighthawk - Cant No Grave Hold My Body Down

    2:27

    Canción espiritual por Robert Nighthawk.

  • Walter Horton & Robert Nighthawk - West Side Blues

    3:10

    From the album Walter Horton & Paul Butterfield ‎– An Offer You Can't Refuse (Red Lightnin' label, 1972). Big Walter Shakey Horton (harmonica) and Robert Nighthawk (Rhythm Guitar). Recorded at Big Johns Club, Wells Street, Chicago, Summer 1963.

  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Robert Nighthawk Stomp

    7:01

    Another one with Ronnie and the broadcasters. Live at City of Presidents Blues Festival in Quincy, MA.

  • Robert Nighthawk - Elis Place

    3:37

    Chicago Blues Society

  • Robert Nighthawk - Black Angel Blues HD

    3:04

    Black Angel Blues

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  • Robert Nighthawk - Maxwell Street Medley

    6:53

    Robert Lee McCollum (Noviembre 30, 1909 -- November 5, 1967) fue un bluesero que tocó y grabó bajo los pseudonimos Robert Lee McCoy y Robert Nighthawk.

  • Robert Nighthawks Christmas

    2:40

    12/23/17

  • Big Walter Horton & Robert Nighthawk - Have a Good Time

    3:20

    Big Walter Horton- Vocal, Harmonica
    Robert Nighthawk- Guitar
    Recording date: May 23, 1964
    Recorded for Swedish Broadcasting Company

    From the album Offer You Can't Refuse - Big Walter Horton & Paul Butterfield (1972)

  • Robert Nighthawk - Im gettin tired

    3:45

    'I'm gettin' tired' : off « Robert Nighhawk / Houston Stackhouse - ' Masters of modern blues' » ( Testament records).
    With Robert Nighhawk : lead guitar & vocals ; Johnny Young(second guitar), Big John Wrencher (harmonica)
    Recorded in Chicago 1964 by Pete Welding & Norman Dayron

  • Robert Nighthawk - Kansas City

    2:36

  • Robert Nighthawk - Mr. Bells Shuffle

    1:36

    Robert Lee McCollum (Noviembre 30, 1909 -- Noviembre 5, 1967) fue un bluesero que tocó y grabó bajo los pseudonimos Robert Lee McCoy y Robert Nighthawk.

  • Robert Nighthawk - Maggie Campbell

    2:59

    Robert Nighthawk With His Nighthawks Band
    States Records Rec Oct 1952 Rel Jan 1954 B/W The Moon Is Rising

  • Robert Nighthawk-The Time Have Come

    5:14

  • Robert Nighthawk , Prison Bound

    3:01

    Robert Nighthawk (guitar, vocals),

    Ernie Lane (piano), Willie Dixon (bass)
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  • Robert Nighthawk - Take It Easy Baby

    2:57

    Robert Nighthawk And His Nighthawks Band United Records 1951 B/W Feel So Bad

  • Robert Nighthawk / Earl Hooker slide in standard tuning

    3:30

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    Messing around with a lot of slide in standard tuning lately. Here's me noodling around over something reminiscent of a Robert Nighthawk or Earl Hooker slow blues. Shake it don't break it.

  • Fredrik Marken - Anna Lee . Featuring Arne Rasmussen, Oyvind Stolefjell

    4:28

    Recorded live in Norway, June 10th, 2010. Fredrik Marken, vocals and guitar. Arne Rasmussen, harmonica. Oyvind Stolefjell, piano. This number was first recorded by Robert Nighthawk and released in 1948, on Aristocrat.

  • Robert Nighthawk And Houston Stackhouse - Bricks In My Pillow

    3:22

    Masters Of Modern Blues [1994]

  • Robert Nighthawk Ethel Mae Down the Line

    2:50

    Robert Lee McCollum (November 30, 1909 -November 5, 1967) was an American bluesmusician who played and recorded under the pseudonyms Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk.

  • Robert Nighthawk - Bricks In My Pillow

    3:35

  • Robert Nighthawk -- Mama Talk to Your Daughter

    6:07

    Some highlights of Robert Nighthawk's life from

    Robert Nighthawk was one of the blues premier slide guitarists playing with a subtle elegance and a fluid, crystal clear style that was instantly recognizable. Nighthawk influenced a generation of artists including Elmore James, Muddy Waters, B.B. King and particularly Earl Hooker. In many ways Nighthawk was 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. Nighthawk's recording dates brought him only limited success but he remained popular in the South his entire life.

    Nighthawk was born Robert Lee McCollum in Helena, Arkansas, on Nov. 30 1909 to Ned and Mattie McCollum. Robert was one of three children which included a brother named Samuel and a sister named Ethel (there is said to be another sister named Margaret but both Nighthawk's daughter (Geni Ward) and his son (Sam Carr) say Margaret was a friend). As Nighthawk relates in a 1964 interview he came from a musical family: 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 kind of ways. (My family) ...mostly played dances, parties, picnics and all that. When I left home I got right into it and I started blowing harmonica. I learnt that back in 24'. ...boy named Johnny Jones, he's from Louisiana, ...say he learn me so I did.

    Nighthawk credits Stackhouse with teaching him guitar. I started guitar in 1931....Guy lived down in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, he, name a Houston Stackhouse, he learned me to play. Stackhouse emphasized: I learned him how to play guitar, back in the 30's. I'd say, You ain't gon' eat nothin' till you get these notes right...He done got bad with it then when he come back from Chicago. Stackhouse himself learned from Tommy Johnson and his brothers Mager and Clarence.

    The first songs he taught Nighthawk were all songs Tommy Johnson recorded including Big Road Blues, Cool Water Blues and Big Fat Mama. Stackhouse recalls first seeing Nighthawk blow harmonica in the early 30's: Him and Willie Warren was playin' on the weekends at the Black Cat Drug Store in Hollandale then. Stackhouse and Nighthawk worked on a farm during the day while at night they played at dances and parties. Nighthawk increasingly roamed farther afield traveling all over the south meeting the likes of Charlie Patton, Will Shade, Muddy Waters, Eugene Powell (Sonny Boy Nelson), Tommy Johnson and likely Son House and Robert Johnson.

    One of the musicians he knew particularly well was Muddy Waters. In an interview with Jim O'Neal he had this to say: I knew him before I could pick nary a note on the guitar. They first met in Clarksdale as Waters elaborates: We had one round circle-we all swam in that circle. Now he definitely knew Robert Johnson, because they all grew up around Friars Point way, from Friars Point over to Helena (Helena is just over the river in Arkansas), and I stayed from Clarksdale down to Rosedale, and Duncan, and Hillhouse, Rena Lara, and all them places. We had a circle we was going in. Nighthawk even played at Muddy's first wedding in 1932: Robert Nighthawk played at my first wedding. The proceedings got so raucous that Muddy's floor collapsed.

    On Nov. 5 1967 Robert McCollum died of congestive heart failure at the Helena hospital. He loved Helena said son Sam Carr, that's the reason I buried him there. Nighthawk lies in Magnolia Cemetery. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1983. On October 6th, 2000 Blues Aid provided a marker for the grave site of Robert Nighthawk with the ceremony taking place at the Magnolia Cemetery. The exact location of Nighthawk's grave remains unknown.

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  • Goin Down To Elis

    4:54

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    Goin' Down To Eli's (Live At The Corner Of 14th And Peoria, Chicago, IL / September 1964) · Robert Nighthawk

    Live On Maxwell Street: 1964

    ℗ 1980 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

    Released on: 1979-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Norman Dayron
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: John Nagy
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Robert Nighthawk
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Johnny Young
    Associated Performer, Drums: Robert Whitehead
    Composer Lyricist: Joe Clayton
    Adapter, Arranger, Work Arranger: Robert McCollum

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  • Robert Nighthawk Sorry My Angel

    3:36

    Sorry My Angel

  • Robert Nighthawk Annie Lee Blues

    3:16

    Annie Lee Blues

  • Robert Nighthawk / Merry Christmas

    2:05

    Blues Southside Chicago (Decca LP 4748)

  • Ronnie Earl - Robert Nighthawk Stomp track 02/13

    3:29

    Ronnie Earl
    Album: Blues And Forgiveness or Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live In Europe

  • Love you Tonight - Robert NightHawk

    4:20

    AND THIS IS MAXWELL STREET
    -Robert NightHawk-

    DISK ONE
    1. The Sun Is Shining- Johnny Young
    2. Can't Hold Out Much Longer - Big John Wrencher
    3. Juke Medley - Carey Bell
    4. That's All Right - Robert Night Hawk
    5. Red Top/Ornithology - Little Arthur King
    6. Maxwell Street Jam - Carey Bell
    7. Lucille - Big John Wrencher
    8. Corinna, Corinna - Arvella Gray
    9. Power To Live Right - Carrie Robinson
    10. Cheating And Lying Blues - Robert Night Hawk
    11. Honky Tonk - Robert Night Hawk
    12. Dust My Broom - Robert Night Hawk
    13. Peter Gunn Jam - Robert Night Hawk
    14. I Need Love So Bad - Robert Night Hawk
    15. All I Want For My Breakfast - Johnny Young
    16. Take It Easy, Baby - Robert Night Hawk
    17. Long Gone John - Unknown Harpist

    DISK TWO
    1. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter- Big Mojo Elem
    2. I'm Ready- Carey Bell
    3. Carey'n On- Carey Bell
    4. When The Saints Go Marching In- James Brewer Group
    5. Back Off Jam- Robert Night Hawk
    6. John Henry- Arvella Gray
    7. Anna Lee/Sweet Black Angel- Robert Night Hawk
    8. Love You Tonight- Big John Wrencher
    9. The Time Have Come- Robert Night Hawk
    10. Cruisin' In A Cadillac- Carey Bell
    11. Honey Hush- Robert Night Hawk
    12. I'll Fly Away- James Brewer Gospel Group
    13. I Shall Overcome- Fannie Brewer

    Maxwell Street BLUES

  • Robert Nighthawk & his Nighthawks Band The Moon Is Rising

    2:00

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Robert Nighthawk (Robert Lee McCollum):Vocals & Slide Guitar

    Either Bob Call or Curtis Jones:Piano

    Ransom Knowing:Bass

    Other musicians unknown

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. Saturday, October 25, 1952

    Originally issued on and this recording taken from the 1998 album Robert Nighthawk:Bricks In My Pillow (Delmark DD-711) (CD)

  • ROBERT NIGHTHAWK RETURN MAIL BLUES

    3:15

    BLUES

  • Robert Nighthawk And Houston Stackhouse - Black Angel Blues

    3:40

    Masters Of Modern Blues [1994]

  • Robert Nighthawk - Kansas City Blues

    2:48

    Robert Nighthawk and His Nighthawks Band, United Records 1951 B/W Crying won't help you

  • Robert Nighthawk Slide Guitar Song - Charlie Musselwhite Live @ The Raven Healdsburg, CA 2-17-17

    6:28

  • ROBERT NIGHTHAWK & HIS NIGHTHAWKS BAND- THE MOON IS RISING

    2:43

    CHICAGO BLUES

  • Nighthawk Shuffle

    1:56

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Nighthawk Shuffle (Live At The Corner Of 14th And Peoria, Chicago, IL / September 1964) · Robert Nighthawk

    Live On Maxwell Street: 1964

    ℗ 1980 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

    Released on: 1979-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Norman Dayron
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: John Nagy
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Robert Nighthawk
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Johnny Young
    Associated Performer, Drums: Robert Whitehead
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Carey Bell
    Composer: Robert McCollum

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  • Anna Lee - The Elgins

    5:02

    Recorded Live on 88.9 FM Jeff Scott's Blues Disease Radio Show on 2/28/11 to promote our soon to be released CD Back to Chicago

    Fredrik Marken - Slide Guitar / Vocals
    Mark Mumea - Low Guitar
    Øyvind Stølefjell - Piano

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