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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 - Someday

    3:05

    Robert Nighthawk - Someday

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    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

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    Robert Nighthawk - I Need Love So Bad

    7:13

    Great slide guitar.

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    Robert Nighthawk Someday

    3:06

    Someday

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    Robert Nighthawk - The Time Have Come

    5:15

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    Blues Before Sunrise - Robert NightHawk & Big John Wrencher

    3:11

    Modern Chicago Blues
    Blues Before Sunrise - Robert NightHawk & Big John Wrencher

    1.My Baby Walked Out in 1954 - Johnny Young
    2.Married Woman Blues - Wilbert Jenkins
    3.You Make Me Feel So Good - Johnny Young
    4.Crying Won't Make Me Stay - Maxwell Street Jimmy
    5.Everybody's Fishing - Big Walter Horton
    6.Money Taking Woman - Johnny Young
    7.Blues Before Sunrise - Robert Nighthawk
    8.Back to Chicago - Johnny Young
    9.Bad Blood - Johnny Young
    10.I'm Going to Detroit - Big John Wrencher
    11.Hanging Around My Door - Maxwell Street Jimmy
    12.Tired of You Smiling - Johnny Young
    13.Crawling King Snake - Wilbert Jenkins
    14.Let Me Ride Your Mule - Johnny Young
    15.Hard Hearted Woman - Big Walter Horton
    16.I Don't Feel Good - John Lee Granderson

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    Robert Nighthawk with Little Walter - Sweet Little Woman

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    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

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    ROBERT NIGHTHAWK RETURN MAIL BLUES

    3:15

    BLUES

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    Ernest Lane Talks About Robert Nighthawk

    32:23

    (2002 Interview with Jeff Harris & Nighthawk's daughter Geni Ward)

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    Robert Nighthawk Annie Lee & Sweet Black Angel

    7:11

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    Robert Nighthawk Sorry My Angel

    3:36

    Sorry My Angel

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    Honey Hush-Robert NightHawk

    3:47

    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

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    Robert Nighthawk-Six Three O

    2:59

    Six Three O

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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.

    check out my band channel!

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    Robert Nighthawk And Houston Stackhouse - Bricks In My Pillow

    3:22

    Masters Of Modern Blues [1994]

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    Robert Nighthawk-Return Mail Blues

    3:17

    Return Mail Blues

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    Robert Nighthawk, Nighthawk boogie

    2:54

    I do not own the copyrights to this recordings, so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.

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

    2:34

    For Educational Use Only!
    Jah Bless - uploaded via

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    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.

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    Robert Nighthawk, She knows how to love a man

    3:10

    I do not own the copyrights to this recordings, so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.

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    Robert Nighthawk, Annie Lee

    3:14

    I do not own the copyrights to this recordings, so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.

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    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.

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    SWEET BLACK ANGEL  ROBERT NIGHTHAWK  COVER

    3:25

    It is not possible to play it very well though it is one of the favorite blues of me.

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    Robert Nighthawk She Knows How to Love

    3:09

    She Knows How to Love

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    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

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    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)

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    Robert Nighthawk & Forrest City Joe - Someday

    3:03

    blues

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    Robert Nighthawk - Elis Place

    3:37

    Chicago Blues Society

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    Robert Nighthawk - Anna Lee

    3:16

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    Take It Easy Baby

    3:41

    Big Jon Atkinson with Marty Dodson, Troy Sandow and Danny Michel at the San Diego Blues Festival, Sunday, September 7, 2014.

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    Robert Nighthawk Ethel Mae Good News

    3:17

    Good News

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    Robert Nighthawk Black Angel Blues

    3:03

    Robert Nighthawk- guitar, vocals; Ernest Lane- piano; Willie Dixon- bass.
    (traditional)

    (Aristocrat, 1949)

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    Robert Nighthawk-Goin Down To Elis

    4:49

    Goin' Down To Eli's

    (Live On Maxwell Street)

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    She Knows How To Love A Man - Robert Nighthawk

    3:06

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    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

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    Take It Easy,Baby-Robert NightHawk & Big John Wrencher-

    3:57

    AND THIS IS MAXWELL STREET
    -Robert NightHawk & Big John Wrencher-

    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

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    Robert Nighthawk & Forrest City Joe - Good News

    3:16

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    ROBERT NIGHTHAWK & HIS NIGHTHAWKS BAND- THE MOON IS RISING

    2:43

    CHICAGO BLUES

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    Robert Nighthawk Ethel Mae Handsome Lover

    2:50

    Handsome Lover

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    Robert Nighthawk - Cant No Grave Hold My Body Down

    2:27

    Canción espiritual por Robert Nighthawk.

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    José Luis Pardo & The Mojo Workers.ROBERT NIGHTHAWK STOMP.

    4:14

    Live @ Studio Rec, Buenos Aires
    May 2008

    Included in Country & City Blues Cd 2009

    Martin Cipolla Bass Gonzalo Martino Drums
    Machi Romanelli Hammond


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    Robert Nighthawk, My angel

    3:39

    I do not own the copyrights to this recordings, so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.

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    Anna Lee

    3:15

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Anna Lee · 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
    Composer Lyricist: Robert Ramblin Bob Nighthawk

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Robert Nighthawk - Kansas City Blues

    2:48

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

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    Robert Nighthawk Annie Lee Blues

    3:16

    Annie Lee Blues

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    Robert Nighthawk , Prison Bound

    3:01

    Robert Nighthawk (guitar, vocals),

    Ernie Lane (piano), Willie Dixon (bass)
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    Robert Nighthawk,Pinetop Perkins+Willie Dixon-Six Three O

    2:52

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    Robert Nighthawk - Sugar Papa

    2:50

    blues

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