The State Street Ramblers were not a group, but a series of recording sessions led by pianist Jimmy Blythe. The personnel varied over the years, but many of Chicago's best South Side musicians participated in the sessions, including Baby and Johnny Dodds, Natty Dominque, and Bill Johnson. All of the sides were recorded at the Gennett studio in Richmond, Indiana. These records were released under a variety of pseudonyms. On the Champion label they were called the Chicago Stompers, Blythe's Blue Boys and the Down Home Serenaders. On Paramount they were called the Johnny Dodds Four. On Decca they were the Blue Jay Boys. On Superior they were called Speed Jeffries and his Night Owls.

Thanks to Owen Miller for his help with this page.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Barrell House Stomp
(Lester Melrose)
3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16320
Champion
40007
Brown Skin Mama 7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6560
Champion
15676
Champion
40023
Decca
7240
Careless Love
(W.C. Handy)
3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16464
Champion
40086 A
Cootie Stomp
(Clark)
8-12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Gennett
6232-B
Champion
15399-B
Do Right Blues 7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6551
Endurance Stomp
(C. Fernandez)
7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Champion
40025
Decca
7224

14065-A
Endurance Stomp
(C. Fernandez)
7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6552
Champion
15615
Champion
40025
Decca
7224

14065-B
Georgia Grind
(Roy Palmer)
3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16279
Champion
40009
Superior
2648
How Would You Like To Be Me 7-19-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
I Want To Be Your Lovin' Man 3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
Kentucky Blues 3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16320
Champion
40007
Me And The Blues 3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16247
Superior
2670
My Baby 4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6454
Champion
40115
Champion
15523
Oriental Man
(Jimmy Blythe / Robinson)
4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6692-A
Champion
15676
Champion
40023
Pleasure Mad
(Sidney Bechet)
4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6454
Champion
15551
Champion
40025
Decca
7225 A
Richmond Stomp 3-20-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16350
Champion
40009
Superior
2797
Road House Blues 7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6551
Shanghai Honeymoon
(Shockley / Hausman / Melrose)
4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6845
Sic Em' Tige'
(Roy Palmer)
3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion 16464
Champion
40070 A
Superior
2738
South Africa Blues
(Melrose)
3-19-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16279
Champion
40070 B
Superior
2755
Some Do And Some Don't 4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6552
Champion
15551

13690-A
Some Do And Some Don't 4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Champion
40062 A
Decca
7225 B

13690-B
Someday You'll Know 7-19-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6641-A
Champion
15615
Stomp Your Stuff 3-20-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
40013
Champion
16297
Superior
2728
St. Louis Man 7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6692
St. Louis Nightmare
(Melrose)
7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6692-B
Tack It Down (A)
(Jimmy Blythe)
4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6485
Champion
15528
Champion
40062 B
Decca
7224
Tack It Down (B)
(Jimmy Blythe)
4-23-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6485
There'll Come A Day 8-12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Gennett
6249-A
Champion
15344
Paramount
14022
Tell Me Cutie 7-19-1928 Richmond, Indiana Champion
40115
Tiger Moon
(Tony "Tee" Cingarara)
7-19-1928 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16247
Champion
40086 B
Superior
2755
Tuxedo Stomp 7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6589
The Weary Way Blues
(Minor)
8-12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Gennett
6232-A
Champion
15344
Silvertone
5138
Wild Man Stomp 3-20-1931 Richmond, Indiana Champion
16297
Yearning And Blue
(Smith)
7-18-1928 Richmond, Indiana Gennett
6641-B
Artist Instrument
Alfred Bell Washboard, Vocals
Jimmy Blythe Piano
W.E. Burton Washboard, Kazoo, Vocals
Baby Dodds Washboard
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Natty Dominique Cornet
Darnell Howard Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ed Hudson Banjo, Vocals
Bill Johnson Bass
Cliff Jones Drums, Vocals
Baldy McDonald Clarinet
Marcus Norman Drums
Roy Palmer Trombone
unknown Alto Saxophone