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Playlist of Robert Pete Williams

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  • Robert Pete Williams 1970

    20:43

    The king of deep.

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  • Robert Pete Williams - Scrap Iron Blues

    5:55

    Robert Pete Williams, bluesman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, captured here in the process of improvising a new composition, Scrap Iron Blues, in 1971. Not only does he describe his current job, but he also explains the circumstances that led to his arrest for murder and incarceration in the notorious Angola Penitentiary.

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  • Robert Pete Williams - Grown So Ugly

    2:51

    Robert Pete Williams (born 1914), author of Grown So Ugly
    Covered in 1967 by Captain Beefhart and his Magic Band (arrangement by Ry Cooder)
    This cover was then recovered by The Black Keys in 2004
    You can like best whichever version you want but Robert still did it first and just him and a guitar.

  • Things All Wrong With Me

    6:47

    Provided to YouTube by Arhoolie Records

    Things All Wrong With Me · Robert Pete Williams

    Poor Bob's Blues

    ℗ 2004 Arhoolie Productions Inc.

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Robert Pete Williams - live 1970

    1:15:36

    Robert Pete Williams
    April 20, 1970

  • Robert Pete Williams - Old Girl At My Door

    2:57

    Louisiana bluesman Robert Pete Williams performing Old Girl At My Door at his home in Baton Rouge in 1971. Narration by Beat poet Ted Joans.

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  • Come Here, Sit Down On My Knee

    4:13

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Come Here, Sit Down On My Knee · Robert Pete Williams

    The Sonet Blues Story

    ℗ 1973 Universal Music AB

    Released on: 1973-01-01

    Associated Performer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals: Robert Pete Williams
    Producer: Sam Charters
    Composer Lyricist: Robert Pete Williams

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Poor Boy Long Ol Way From Home

    3:40

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Poor Boy Long Ol' Way From Home · Robert Pete Williams

    Long Ol' Way From Home

    ℗ 2004 Norman Dayron

    Released on: 2006-08-15

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Free Again

    5:00

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Free Again · Robert Pete Williams

    Free Again

    ℗ 1961 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1992-01-01

    Composer Lyricist: Traditional
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Robert Pete Williams

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Look Here Woman

    3:58

    Provided to YouTube by Zebralution GmbH

    Look Here Woman · Robert Pete Williams

    American Folk Blues Festival

    ℗ 1980 by L+R Records GmbH

    Released on: 1989-10-25

    Music Publisher: Copyright Control
    Composer: Robert Pete Williams
    Lyricist: Robert Pete Williams

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • When A Man Takes The Blues

    4:24

    Provided to YouTube by Arhoolie Records

    When A Man Takes The Blues · Robert Pete Williams

    Vol. 2 - When A Man Takes The Blues

    ℗ 1994 Arhoolie Productions Inc.

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Robert Pete Williams Style

    2:10

  • Pardon Denied Again

    4:47

    Provided to YouTube by Arhoolie Records

    Pardon Denied Again · Robert Pete Williams

    Vol. 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be

    ℗ 1994 Arhoolie Productions Inc.

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Its a Long Old Road

    4:42

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    It's a Long Old Road (Live) · Robert Pete Williams

    Freight Train Blues

    ℗ 2010 One Media Publishing

    Released on: 2010-12-23

    Music Publisher: HODOLOG MUSIC
    Music Publisher: PRESTIGE MUSIC LTD

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Poor Bobs Blues

    3:59

    Provided to YouTube by Arhoolie Records

    Poor Bob's Blues · Robert Pete Williams

    Poor Bob's Blues

    ℗ 2004 Arhoolie Productions Inc.

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Pardon Denied Again - Robert Pete Williams

    4:52

    From the album I'm Blue As A Man Can Be, Vol. 1. The album was recorded in Louisiana State Penitentiary, by ethnomusicologists Dr Harry Oster and Richard Allen. Williams was serving a life sentence for shooting a man dead in a local club, which he claimed was self-defense. Oyster persauded the Govener that Williams had great talent and deserved to be released. This cast further doubt on the dubious American justice system.

  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS ~ High As I Want To Be

    3:22

    Robert Williams, the son of sharecroppers, was born March 14, 1914 on Mr. Anderson's Place in Zachary, Louisiana. He was unschooled and worked as a farm hand. His first instrument was a home-made cigar box guitar he obtained in 1934. He worked frequently at local dances, country suppers, parties, and fish fries while continuing to work outside of music in the Zachary and Baton Rouge, Louisiana areas through the 1930's and into the 1950's.

    Williams served time for murder at Angola State Prison farm in Angola, Louisiana from 1956 to 1959. While in prison he recorded for the Louisiana Folklore Society and Folk-Lyric/Arhoolie labels. While on servitude parole he from 1959 to 1964 he worked outside music except for some recording for the Prestige-Bluesville label and a few concerts.

    His subsequent career included tours of clubs, universities, and festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. He recorded for both U.S. and European record companies and appeared in U.S. and European films. He died of heart disease on December 31, 1980 in Rosedale, Louisiana and is buried in Scotlandville.

    He is almost, in himself, a definition of the country bluesman -- a poet of his own experience, his language and idiom coming from the hard country background that shaped him
    -- Samuel B. Charters, The Legacy of the Blues, 1975
    Robert Pete is a real rural bluesman, whose music is tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself
    -- Pete Welding, Downbeat magazine, Nov. 3, 1966, p. 27

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    Robert Pete Williams was an extraordinary and unique bluesman. Williams credited Lemon Jefferson as a major influence however his guitar playing and vocal lines are reminiscent of no one. His performances were off the cuff and his lyrics were stream of consciousness, combining to create an intense listening experience.

  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS

    46:03

    ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS

    LOUISIANA BLUES

    B. March 14, 1914 - (Zachary, Louisiana)
    D. December 31, 1980 - (Rosedale, Louisiana)

    1. Santa Fe Blues
    2. Cow Bell Mourn
    3. Late Las' Nite
    4. Time's So Hard With Me
    5. Goin' Thru' The Bushes Like a Turkey Again
    6. Candy Man
    7. I'm Gonna Go to The River
    8. My Baby Leant out With Another Man
    9. The Woman I Got
    10. Santa Fe Kazoo Blues
    11. C'mon Babe Let's Have a Ball
    12. I'm Gonna Leave You Baby

    Robert Pete Williams (vcl/gt)
    L. Martin (piano only track 5)

  • Robert Pete Williams - Dyin Soul

    4:25

    Angola Prison







    Robert Frank

  • Louise- Robert Pete Williams

    4:27

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  • midnight boogie........ Robert Pete Williams

    3:24

    Robert Pete Williams plays at Newport blues festival

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  • Robert Pete Williams - Sick And Lonesome

    4:17

    Broken-Hearted Man

  • Robert Pete Williams - American Folk Blues Festival 1972

    26:15

  • Robert Pete Williams - Old Gal On My Door

    1:22

    Robert Pete Williams playing Old Gal On My Door from the film Le Blues Entre Les Dents. It always sends chills up my spine when I hear him sing.

  • Robert Pete Williams - Rolling Stone

    4:42

    Interesting part of rural blues history, rather early recording from Robert Pete Williams.

    I hope owners of the rights want to see this as an honor to this artist who plays with just wonderful blues-feeling!
    And same goes to these random photos, which I have found from net.
    My hope is that everyone can just listen to this fine musician. Enjoy!
    Its so nice, that you can still buy these recordings on CD, mine is an old vinyl album!

  • Robert Pete Williams On My Way From Texas

    3:50

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

    Robert Pete Williams:Vocals & Guitar

    Recorded at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport R.I. Saturday, July 25, 1964

    Originally issued on the 1965 album The Blues At Newport 1964 Vol. 1 (Vanguard VRS 9180, mono) & (VSD 79180, stereo) (LP)

    This recording taken from the 1989 album Blues At Newport (Vanguard VCD 115/16) (CD)

  • Robert Pete Williams - Sinner don`t you know

    4:36

    American blues musician (1914 - 1980)

  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS - WOMAN YOU AINT NO GOOD - 1959

    4:09

    MECA PD CHANNEL - IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The music.video and images,remain copyright of their respective owners and are strictly used here on YouTube for educational reasons as well as for artists promotional purpMECA PD CHANNEL - IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The music.video and images,remain copyright of their

  • Robert Pete Williams- I got the blues so bad

    9:25

    -uploaded in HD at

  • Prisoners Talking Blues - Robert Pete Williams

    5:24

    No Copyright intended Made for fun.

  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS ~ Poor Bobs Blues

    3:56

    Robert Williams, the son of sharecroppers, was born March 14, 1914 on Mr. Anderson's Place in Zachary, Louisiana. He was unschooled and worked as a farm hand. His first instrument was a home-made cigar box guitar he obtained in 1934. He worked frequently at local dances, country suppers, parties, and fish fries while continuing to work outside of music in the Zachary and Baton Rouge, Louisiana areas through the 1930's and into the 1950's.

    Williams served time for murder at Angola State Prison farm in Angola, Louisiana from 1956 to 1959. While in prison he recorded for the Louisiana Folklore Society and Folk-Lyric/Arhoolie labels. While on servitude parole he from 1959 to 1964 he worked outside music except for some recording for the Prestige-Bluesville label and a few concerts.

    His subsequent career included tours of clubs, universities, and festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. He recorded for both U.S. and European record companies and appeared in U.S. and European films. He died of heart disease on December 31, 1980 in Rosedale, Louisiana and is buried in Scotlandville.

    He is almost, in himself, a definition of the country bluesman -- a poet of his own experience, his language and idiom coming from the hard country background that shaped him
    -- Samuel B. Charters, The Legacy of the Blues, 1975
    Robert Pete is a real rural bluesman, whose music is tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself
    -- Pete Welding, Downbeat magazine, Nov. 3, 1966, p. 27

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    Robert Pete Williams was an extraordinary and unique bluesman. Williams credited Lemon Jefferson as a major influence however his guitar playing and vocal lines are reminiscent of no one. His performances were off the cuff and his lyrics were stream of consciousness, combining to create an intense listening experience.

  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS ~ Matchbox Blues

    5:42

    Robert Williams, the son of sharecroppers, was born March 14, 1914 on Mr. Anderson's Place in Zachary, Louisiana. He was unschooled and worked as a farm hand. His first instrument was a home-made cigar box guitar he obtained in 1934. He worked frequently at local dances, country suppers, parties, and fish fries while continuing to work outside of music in the Zachary and Baton Rouge, Louisiana areas through the 1930's and into the 1950's.

    Williams served time for murder at Angola State Prison farm in Angola, Louisiana from 1956 to 1959. While in prison he recorded for the Louisiana Folklore Society and Folk-Lyric/Arhoolie labels. While on servitude parole he from 1959 to 1964 he worked outside music except for some recording for the Prestige-Bluesville label and a few concerts.

    His subsequent career included tours of clubs, universities, and festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. He recorded for both U.S. and European record companies and appeared in U.S. and European films. He died of heart disease on December 31, 1980 in Rosedale, Louisiana and is buried in Scotlandville.

    He is almost, in himself, a definition of the country bluesman -- a poet of his own experience, his language and idiom coming from the hard country background that shaped him
    -- Samuel B. Charters, The Legacy of the Blues, 1975
    Robert Pete is a real rural bluesman, whose music is tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself
    -- Pete Welding, Downbeat magazine, Nov. 3, 1966, p. 27

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    Robert Pete Williams was an extraordinary and unique bluesman. Williams credited Lemon Jefferson as a major influence however his guitar playing and vocal lines are reminiscent of no one. His performances were off the cuff and his lyrics were stream of consciousness, combining to create an intense listening experience.

  • Robert Pete Williams- Louise

    7:37

    -uploaded in HD at

  • A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

    5:15

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    A Thousand Miles From Nowhere · Robert Pete Williams

    Free Again

    ℗ 1961 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1992-01-01

    Composer Lyricist: Traditional
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Robert Pete Williams

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • To live της εβδομάδας - Boris Voutsinos- Robert Pete Williams -Louise

    7:21

    Γεννήθηκε τον Αύγουστο του 1961 στη Βιέννη από γονείς τραγουδιστές της Όπερας. Μετά τη γέννηση του αδελφού του το 1962 και λόγω επαγγελματικών μετακινήσεων του πατέρα του βρίσκεται σε διάφορες πόλεις της Γερμανίας. Εκεί αρχίζει το 1972 να ταλαιπωρεί την κιθάρα του πατέρα του και μετά το 1976, χρονιά επιστροφής στην Ελλάδα, μερικούς καθηγητές (κλασικής) κιθάρας. Οι περιστασιακές εμπειρίες με τα Gospel στα γερμανικά σχολεία και μερικές τυχαίες ακροάσεις μουσικών του δρόμου, κυρίως στο εξωτερικό, πρέπει να συνέβαλαν στο να τον χτυπήσει ο έρωτας για τα Blues αποφασιστικά πια στα 17 του χρόνια και να προσανατολιστεί προς την ακουστική κιθάρα. Από το 1980 επεκτείνεται και σε άλλα όργανα (φυσαρμόνικα, μαντολίνο, μπάντζο, καζού, κουτάλια, πιάνο) και τραγουδάει. «Ένοιωθα σαν στο σπίτι μου ακούγοντας, τραγουδώντας και παίζοντας Blues. Προσπάθησα να τα μάθω όπου και όπως μπορούσα, με ανοιχτά αφτιά και μάτια, με τη βοήθεια λίγων φίλων και πολλής τύχης. Νομίζω ότι κατάφερα κάτι, αργά μεν, αλλά σταθερά». Από τις πρώτες «εμφανίσεις» του με τηνLost Wandering Blues Band, μια αμερικανο-βρετανική μπάντα του δρόμου το χειμώνα του 1980/81 στη Ζυρίχη, πέρασε σε διάφορα σύνολα της Αθήνας (Κλίκα 1 έως 3, Mystery Train, Blues Trick, Blues Duo, Drunk Trunk) γυρίζοντας στις ενδιάμεσες φάσεις στην κατάσταση της one man band, όπου το τραγούδι, την κιθάρα με 6 ή 12 χορδές και τη φυσαρμόνικα ή το kazoo υποστηρίζουν ένα μπαούλο και ένα pseudo-snaredrum / hihat ως κρουστά.

    e-mail: demos@vlepo.org
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  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS ~ Sad News From Korea

    4:37

    Robert Williams, the son of sharecroppers, was born March 14, 1914 on Mr. Anderson's Place in Zachary, Louisiana. He was unschooled and worked as a farm hand. His first instrument was a home-made cigar box guitar he obtained in 1934. He worked frequently at local dances, country suppers, parties, and fish fries while continuing to work outside of music in the Zachary and Baton Rouge, Louisiana areas through the 1930's and into the 1950's.

    Williams served time for murder at Angola State Prison farm in Angola, Louisiana from 1956 to 1959. While in prison he recorded for the Louisiana Folklore Society and Folk-Lyric/Arhoolie labels. While on servitude parole he from 1959 to 1964 he worked outside music except for some recording for the Prestige-Bluesville label and a few concerts.

    His subsequent career included tours of clubs, universities, and festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. He recorded for both U.S. and European record companies and appeared in U.S. and European films. He died of heart disease on December 31, 1980 in Rosedale, Louisiana and is buried in Scotlandville.

    He is almost, in himself, a definition of the country bluesman -- a poet of his own experience, his language and idiom coming from the hard country background that shaped him
    -- Samuel B. Charters, The Legacy of the Blues, 1975
    Robert Pete is a real rural bluesman, whose music is tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself
    -- Pete Welding, Downbeat magazine, Nov. 3, 1966, p. 27

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    Robert Pete Williams was an extraordinary and unique bluesman. Williams credited Lemon Jefferson as a major influence however his guitar playing and vocal lines are reminiscent of no one. His performances were off the cuff and his lyrics were stream of consciousness, combining to create an intense listening experience.

  • Im Blue As a Man Can Be - Robert Pete Williams

    5:24

    No Copyright intended Made for fun.

  • Robert Pete Williams - Rolling Stone

    4:50

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  • Robert Pete Williams - Louise

    5:21

    Robert Pete Williams - Louise
    rec. March 11 & 12, 1972 at the Meilhaus Studio in Munich, Germany; prod. by Peter Gleissner during the American Folk Blues Festival 1972; Robert Pete Williams, voc, g
    ... first published on Blues Beacon LP 1932 101 (Germany 1972) Robert Pete Williams: Sugar Farm, this recording taken from Blues Beacon LP 631000 (Germany 1981) --- never re-released on CD, afaik!

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    Blues Beacon Records discography at

  • Robert Pete Williams - Dyin Soul

    4:21

    Angola Prison Spirituals, Folk-Lyric, 1959
    Buy:
    Please drop a comment or PM if you'd like the audio removed.

  • Robert Pete Williams - No One To Care For Me

    4:10

    From the Broken-Hearted Man (2009)

    Recorded at 1213 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 12, 1971



    Photography by Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier, Willa Davis

  • Robert Pete Williams - My Shoes Torn Up My Feet

    6:35

    Robert Pete Williams - My Shoes Turn Up My Feet [sic, actually Torn]
    rec. March 11 & 12, 1972 at the Meilhaus Studio in Munich, Germany; prod. by Peter Gleissner during the American Folk Blues Festival 1972; Robert Pete Williams, voc, g
    ... first published on Blues Beacon LP 1932 101 (Germany 1972) Robert Pete Williams: Sugar Farm, this recording taken from Blues Beacon LP 631000 (Germany 1981) --- never re-released on CD, afaik!

    Robert Pete Williams discography at
    Blues Beacon Records discography at

  • ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS ~ Freight Train Blues

    2:50

    Robert Williams, the son of sharecroppers, was born March 14, 1914 on Mr. Anderson's Place in Zachary, Louisiana. He was unschooled and worked as a farm hand. His first instrument was a home-made cigar box guitar he obtained in 1934. He worked frequently at local dances, country suppers, parties, and fish fries while continuing to work outside of music in the Zachary and Baton Rouge, Louisiana areas through the 1930's and into the 1950's.

    Williams served time for murder at Angola State Prison farm in Angola, Louisiana from 1956 to 1959. While in prison he recorded for the Louisiana Folklore Society and Folk-Lyric/Arhoolie labels. While on servitude parole he from 1959 to 1964 he worked outside music except for some recording for the Prestige-Bluesville label and a few concerts.

    His subsequent career included tours of clubs, universities, and festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. He recorded for both U.S. and European record companies and appeared in U.S. and European films. He died of heart disease on December 31, 1980 in Rosedale, Louisiana and is buried in Scotlandville.

    He is almost, in himself, a definition of the country bluesman -- a poet of his own experience, his language and idiom coming from the hard country background that shaped him
    -- Samuel B. Charters, The Legacy of the Blues, 1975
    Robert Pete is a real rural bluesman, whose music is tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself
    -- Pete Welding, Downbeat magazine, Nov. 3, 1966, p. 27

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    Robert Pete Williams was an extraordinary and unique bluesman. Williams credited Lemon Jefferson as a major influence however his guitar playing and vocal lines are reminiscent of no one. His performances were off the cuff and his lyrics were stream of consciousness, combining to create an intense listening experience.

  • Robert Pete Williams Air Music

    2:11

    The sound of the atmosphere; the weather changed my style. But I could hear, since being an air-music man. The air came in different, with a different sound of music. Well, the atmosphere, when the wind is blowing, carries music along. I don't know if it affects you or not, but its a sounding that's in the air, you see? And I dont know where it comes from- it could come from the airplanes, or the moaning of automobiles, but anyhow it leaves an air current in the air, you see. That gets in the wind, makes a sound you know? And that sound works up to a blues.
    -Robert Pete Williams

    -uploaded in HD at

  • Robert Pete Williams Sweep My Floor

    5:45

    Robert Pete Williams- guitar, vocals.

    Robert Pete Williams (Ahura Mazda Records, 1970)

  • Robert Pete Williams- Bulldog Blues

    4:16

  • Robert Pete Williams - Prisoners Talking Blues

    5:24

    I put 200 tracks on YT which weren't uploaded before and that wasn't easy ????. Now I decided to upload some songs I really like and are already on YouTube. Simply stolen from other uploaders ????????????. Thanks for that. I do not hold any copyrights to any images or music presented in this video. For Cultural, Educational and Archival purposes, only.

  • Robert Pete Williams - Gonna Stand No Quittin

    6:40

    -uploaded in HD at

  • Robert Pete Williams - Prisoners Talking Blues

    5:14

    Angola Prisoners' Blues :

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