Trouble in Mind (Richard M. Jones, (Bertha Hill?)

Sources:

Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

Folk Blues: 113 amerikanische Folk Blues für Gesang, Klavier und Gitarre/Jerry Silverman. Mainz u.a., 1979 – Copyright 1926

Early Blues Songbook: a collection of early blues in words and music / Paul Oliver. London u.a., 1982– Copyright 1926

Recordings:

1924 - Thelma La Vizzo - Chicago IL - cMay 1924 - 1756-1,2 Paramount 12206 - Thelma La Vizzo (v), Richard M. Jones (p)

1926 - Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Chicago, IL - Feb. 23/24, 1926 - 9510-A OKeh 8312 - Bertha "Chippie" Hill (v), Louis Armstrong (c), Richard M. Jones (p) -

1936 - Richard M. Jones - Chicago IL - Aug. 5, 1936 - 100681-1 Bluebird 6569 - Richard M. Jones (v,p), Lee Collins (tp), Bill Owsley (ts)

1936 - Victoria Spivey - Oct. 1, 1936 - Chicago IL - C-1509-1 Vocalion 03346 - Victoria Spivey (v), Arnett Nelson (cl), J.H. Shayne (p), prob. John Lindsay (sb), unknown (g,d)

1936 - Georgia White - May 12, 1936 - Chicago IL - Decca 90723-A - Georgia White (v),, Richard M. Jones (p), Les Paul (g), John Lindsay (sb)

1937 - Four Southeners - March 18, 1937 - 91139-A Decca 7291

1938 - Jelly Roll Morton - May 23, 1938-June 12, 1938 - Library of Congress

1941 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lucky Millinder - Decca 48053

1943-62 - Jimmy Skinner

1944 - Julia Lee - Nov. 1, 1944

1945 - Karl Jones - 1945 - Chicago IL - 106 Mercury 2002 - Karl Jones (v), Bob Shaffner & His Harlem Hot Shots (Bob Shaffner (tp), "Clarence" (as), Richard Jones (p), Lonnie Johnson (g), unknown (b), Mr. Bates (d))

1946 - Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Circle - Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Lee Collins (tr), John Lindsay (b), Baby Dodds (d)

1946 - Hociel Thomas - Circle - Hociel Thomas (v,p), Mutt Carey (tr)

1948 - Jo Stafford & Paul Weston & His Orchestra

(1949) - John Lee Hooker - Oct. 18, 1949 [Aug. 1951] - Detroit MI - Flyright 57, on: The Unknown John Lee Hooker (released 2000), Eagle 279, on: Jack O' Diamonds (released 2004) - John Lee Hooker (v,g)

1949 - Josh White (dif. lyrics)

40's, 50's - Amos Milburn

1950 - Turk Murphy Jazz Band - on: Recorded Live at the Cinegrill: 1950

50's - Cowboy Roy Brown - Delmark, on: Street Singer, Born 1875 (released 2007)

1951 - Big Bill Broonzy - Sept. 15, 1951 - Düsseldorf GER - Raretone 5006/5007 FC, on: Bill Big Broonzy In Concert With Graeme Bell - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1951 - Big Bill Broonzy - Dec. 10, 1951 - Chicago IL - 4656 Mercury 20822, on: Big Bill Broonzy Memorial - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g), prob. Big Crawford (b)

1952 - Big Bill Broonzy - Feb. 23, 1952 - Edinburgh UK - Jasmine 3011, on: On Tour in Britain, 1952: Live' in England & Scotland (released 2002) - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1952 - Dinah Washington

1952 - The Weavers - Nov. 6, 1950 -- NYC - Decca 31393 - The Weavers (Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, Pete Seeger), Leroy Holmes Orchestra

1953 - Big Bill Broonzy - Feb. 28, 1953 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Munich 275, on: Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953 (released 2006) - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford

1956 - Big Bill Broonzy - Feb. 17, 1956 - Baarn, NL - 57893 Columbia WL 111, on: Big Bill's Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1956 - Big Bill Broonzy - 1956/57? - New York City - Folkways 2326, on: Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1957 - Big Bill Broonzy - March 1957 - Nottingham UK - Spotlight 900, on: Trouble In Mind - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1957 - Big Joe Turner - May 13, 1957 New York City - Atlantic

1957 - Wilbur DeParis - Atlantic, on: New Orleans Blues

1958-63 - Les Paul, Mary Ford

1959 - Barbara Dane - July 3/4, 1957 - on: Trouble in Mind

1959 - Snooks Eaglin - Smithsonian Folkways, on: New Orleans Street Singer

1959 - Jimmie Witherspoon - Live

1960 - Big Bill Broonzy - July 12/13, 1957 - Chicago IL - Verve 3000-5, on: The Big Bill Broonzy Story (Last Session) - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g), Bill Randle (sp)

1960 - Nina Simone - June 30, 1960 - Colpix, on: Nina Simone at Newport - Nina Simone (v,p), Al Schackman (g), Chris White (b), Bobby Hamilton (d)

60s - Bill Haley - Jan. 7, 1960-Dec. 16, 1969 - Bear Family, on: The Warner Brothers Years & More (released 1999)

1960-65 - Everly Brothers

1960/61 - B.B. King - Los Angeles CA - K389-1 Kent 389 - B.B. King (v,g), Kenny Sands (tp), Johnny Board (ts), Millard Lee (p), Sonny Freeman (d), unknown (tp,ts,b)

1961 - King Curtis - April 25, 1961 - Englewood Cliffs NJ - on: Trouble In Mind-King Curtis Sings the Blues - King Curtis (v,as,g), Al Casey (g), Mac Pierce (g), Paul Griffin (p), Jimmy Lewis (b), Belton Evans d), Margaret Ross, Ethel McCrea, Dorothy Jones (v)

1961 - Fats Domino - Feb. 1961 - New Orleans LA - IM-2949 Imperial 9164, on: What A Party - Fats Domino (v,p), Lee Allen or Buddy Hagans (ts), Roy Montrell, unknown (g), Jimmie Davis (b), Cornelius Coleman (d)

1961 - Mans Lipscomb - July 10-13, 1961

(1961) - Blind Connie Williams - May 5, 1961 - Philadelphia PA - Testament 2225, on: Philadelphia Street Singer (released 1974)

1961 - Memphis Slim

1960, 62? - Lightnin' Hopkins

1962 - Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

1962 - Bill Jackson - Jan. 1/3, 1962 - on: Long Steel Rail

1962/63 - Lou Rawls - Oct. 1, 1962-Aug. 7, 1963 - on: Black and Blue/Tobacco Road

1963 - LaVern Baker - Feb. 19, 1963 - New York City - Atlantic - LaVern Baker, Ray Ellis Orchestra (John Goudelocke, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Sam Taylor, Jerome Richardson, Lee Anderson, Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, John Pizzarelli, Allen Hanson, Russ Saunders, Gary Chester...

1963 - Ella Fitzgerald - Verve, on: These Are the Blues

1963 - Jimmy Reed - on: Jimmy Reed Sings the Best of the Blues

1963 - Jimmy Rushing

1963 - Nina Simone

1963 - Otis Spann - Oct. 16, 1963 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Storyville 157, on: Otis Spann: Portraits in Blues Vol. 3 - Otis Spann (v,p), Lonnie Johnson (g)

1964-67 - Pete Lancaster And The Upsetters - March 11, 1964-June 8, 1966

1965 - Fats Domino - 1964 - Nashville TN - ABC 510, on: Getaway with Fats Domino - Fats Domino (v,p), Roy Montrell (g), Clarence Brown (d) unknown (tp,s,p,b)

1965 - Aretha Franklin - Feb. 10, 1965 - NYC - RCA Victor, on: Yeah!!! - Aretha Franklin (v), Kenny Burrell (g), Teddy Harris (p), James "Beans" Richardson (b), Hindel Butts (d)

1965 - Lonnie Johnson - Nov. 1965 - Toronto CAN (Penny Farthing coffee house) - on: Stompin At the Penny - Lonnie Johnson (v,g), Jim McHarg’s Metro Stompers (Charles Gall (c), Jim McHarg (b)...)

1965 - Nina Simone - May 19, 1965 - New York City - Verve, on: Pastel Blues - Nina Simone (v,p,arr), Al Schackman (g,h), Rudy Stevenson (g,f), Lisle Atkinson (b), Bobby Hamilton (d)

1965 - Estelle "Mama" Yancey, Art Hodes - June 1965 - Chicago IL - Verve-Folkways 9015, on: Mama Yancey Sings, Art Hodes Plays Blues - Mama Yancey (v), Art Hodes (p)

1966 - Guitar Slim - Blues Alliance, on: Late One Saturday Evening (released 1996) - Guitar, Slim, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Washboard Doc...

1966 - Muddy Waters - June 22/23, 1966 - Chicago IL - Chess 1507, on: Brass And the Blues - Muddy Waters (v), James Cotton (h), Otis Spann (p), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sam Lawhorn (g), poss. Calvin Jones (b), Willie Smith (d), Gene Barge (ts)...

1966 - Jean Kittrell

1968 - Ruth Brown - June 18/July 2, 1968 - New York City (Plaza Sound) - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown

1973 - Asleep in the Wheel

1974 - Jerry Lee Lewis

1976/77 - Carrie Smith

1979 - Leon Russell & Willie Nelson

1980 - Lightnin' Hopkins

1980 - Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan - Feb. 6, 1980 - Steeplechase, on: Trouble in Mind - Archie Shepp (p), Horace Parlan (sax)

1982 - Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan - Westwind, on: Mama Rose in Concert - Archie Shepp (p), Horace Parlan (sax)

1982 - Guitar Frank - 1980 - L+R 42.042, on: Living Country Blues USA Vol. 12: East Coast Blues

1983 - Merle Haggard

1983 - Mama Yancey - Nov. 10, 1982-Jan. 26, 1983 - Evidence, on: Maybe I'll Cry

1985 - Marianne Faithfull - in: Trouble in Mind, Film by Alan Rudolph

1989 - Jimmy Witherspoon

1991 - Terry Garland - Planetary, on: Trouble in Mind

1994 - Tony Furtado

1996 - Bert Jantsch

1997 - Jimmy Witherspoon - Stony Plain, on: Jimmy Witherspoon with the Junior Mance Trio

1998 - Peter Carlsson & Bla Grodoma

1998 - Marty Hall (diff. verses)

1998 - Roscoe Holcomb

1999 - Cephas & Wiggins

1999 - Evo Bluestein (diff. verses)

1999 - Rick Ross

2000 - Jalan Crossland (diff. verses)

2000 - Larry Johnson

2001 - Penny Lang

2001 - Wayne Sauls & The Bear Facts Band

2002 - Steppin In It

2002 - The Willy De Ville Acoustic Trio

2003 - Johnny Cash - Columbia, on: Unearthed

2003 - Erwin Helfer/Skinny Williams - Dec 21, 2001 - Sirens, on: St. James Infirmary

2003 - George Melly & Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen

2003 - Lauren Sheehan - Lauren Sheehan, on: Some Old Lonesome Day

2003 - James Blood Ulmer - Hyena, on: No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions

2003 - Skinny Williams & Erwin Helfer

2004 - Billy Jenkins

2004 - Jim Branca

2004 - Blodwyn Pig

2004 - Kerry Kearney Band

2004 - Smokey Hogg

2005 - Mick Abrahams

2005 - Charmers

2005 - David Holt

2005 - Jerry Irby

2005 - Levee Town

2006 - Bob McCarthy

2006 - Danny Adler

2006 - Davina and The Vagabonds (diff. verses)

2006 - Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra

2006 - Johnson, Miller & Demody

2006 - Kenny Cambre

2006 - Kim Nalley

2006 - The Lucky Tomblin Band

2006 - Old Town School of Folk Music - on: Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook, Vol. 1

2006 - Rafe Stefanini

2006 - Stone Crazy Blues Band

2006 - Tailor Made Band

2007 - Colored Wolf (comp. Otis Span?)

2007 - MOTU

2007 - Old Time Country & Blues Revue

2007 - Phil Thorne

2007 - Senders

2008 - Arno - EMI, on: Covers Cocktail

2008 - Eden Brent - Yellow Dog Records, on: Mississippi Number One

2008 - Hans Theessink & Terry Evans - Blue Groove, on: Visions

2008? - Anna Femin's Trigger Gospel

2008 - Barbara Hendricks

2008 - Rufus Thomas

2009 - Jorma Kaukonen

2009 - "Papa" Don McMinn

2009 - John Gorka - on: So Dark You See

2009 - Peter Green, Ian Stewart, Charlie Hart, Charlie Watts...

2010 - Richie Havens, Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation Hall Recordings, on: Preservation

2015 - Paul Jones - Universal, on: Suddenly I Like It

2015 - Lee Ann Womack - on: Trouble in Mind

? - Rosetta Tharpe - see on YouTube

? - Woody Herman

 

... and further instrumental versions

BTW: Bob Dylan's "Trouble in Mind" is his own song, has nothing to with this song

Version Bertha "Chippie" Hill:

Trouble in mind, I’m blue,
But I won’t be always,
The sun's gonna shine in my back door someday.

I'm all alone at midnight
And my lamps are burning low.
Never had so much trouble in my life before.

Trouble in love, come quit me
And be sure you be my mind.
Sometimes I feel like living, sometimes I feel like I die.

I'm gonna lay my head
On a lonesome railroad line,
And let the 2:19 train pacify my mind.

Trouble in mind ...

Version Early Blues Songbook:

Trouble in mind, I'm blue,
But I won't be blue always,
'Cause the sun's gonna shine in my bykdoor again.

I'm gonna lay my head
On a lonesome railroad line,
And let the 2:19 pacify my mind.

I'm all alone at midnight
And my lamp is burning low.
Never had so much trouble in my life before.

I'm gonna lay my head
On that lonesome railroad track,
But when I hear that whistle, lord, I'm gonna pull it back.

You've been a hardheaded daddy
And you sure treat me unkind.
I'll be a hardheaded mama - I swear I'll make you lose yout mind.

I'm going down to the river,
Take along my rocking chair,
And if the blues don't leave me, I'll rock on away from here.

Look-a here, sweet mama,
See what you have done;
Why you made me love you, now your regular man done come.

Well, trouble, oh, trouble,
Trouble on my worried mind.
When you see me laughin', I'm laughin' just to keep from lyin'.