Ransom Knowling

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Ransom Knowling, whose name sounds like the mutation of a kidnapping plot, played bass on at least one of the most influential records in rock history. He was part of the original rhythm section on Arthur…
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Year Album Artist
2015 The Complete Singles As & Bs: 1951-62 Elmore James Bass
2014 The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47 Roosevelt Sykes Bass
2014 The Ultimate Collection: 1929-57 T-Bone Walker Bass
2014 The Washboard Sam Collection: 1935-1953 Washboard Sam String Bass
2012 Lonesome Whistle: An Anthology of American Railroad Songs String Bass
2011 Marijuana Madness Bass
2011 Power Piano Player: The Complete Sides 1941-1950 Big Maceo Merriweather Bass
2011 The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues: Jazz, Blues & Creole Roots, Vol. 1: 1921-1949 Bass
2010 Blues Harmonica Giant: Classic Sides 1951-1956 Big Walter Horton / Walter "Shakey" Horton Bass
2010 Four Classic Albums Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2010 The History of Rhythm & Blues: 1925-1942 Bass
2009 A Life in Music Selected Sides 1925-1953 Lonnie Johnson Bass
2009 Bankers Blues: A Study in the Effects of Fiscal Mischief, Vol. 1 Double Bass
2009 Early Cuts from a Singer, Pianist and Songwriter Champion Jack Dupree Bass, Bass Instrument
2009 Key to the Blues Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2009 The Later Years 1939-1947 Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass, Bass (Upright)
2008 55 Years of Blues Bass
2008 Gonna Be Some Changes: 1946-54 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
2008 Highlights from the History of R&B (1925-1942) Highlights of Clasic R Bass
2007 Dust My Blues [Music Avenue] Elmore James Main Personnel, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2007 Rockin' in Chicago 1949-1953 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2007 The Greatest Blues Shouters 1944-1955 Bass
2007 The Road to Robert Johnson Bass
2007 Vol. 3: The War and Post War Years 1940-51 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2006 Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era String Bass
2006 Father of Blues Harmonica Sonny Boy Williamson I Main Personnel, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2006 King of Chicago Blues [Proper] Muddy Waters Bass
2006 Rockin' This House Memphis Slim Bass
2006 Slide Guitar Master Elmore James Bass
2006 These Blues Are Doggin' Me Big Bill Broonzy Double Bass
2005 1937-1940, Vol. 2 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2005 1950-1954 J.T. Brown Bass
2005 All Night Long: Live! Muddy Waters Main Personnel, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2005 Best of Big Maceo Big Maceo Bass
2005 Best of Champion Jack Dupree: Dupree Shake Dance Champion Jack Dupree Bass
2005 Best of Memphis Minnie Memphis Minnie Bass
2005 Chicago Is Just That Way [Box Set] Bass
2005 Chicago Slide Guitar Masters Bass
2005 Dark and Dreary Elmore James Bass
2005 If You Take Me Back: Document Shortcuts, Vol. 2 Bass, String Bass
2005 My Babe: Document Shortcuts, Vol. 3 Bass
2005 Papa Ain't Salty T-Bone Walker Bass
2005 Prowling With the Nighthawk Robert Nighthawk Bass
2005 Queen of the Delta Blues, Vol. 2 Memphis Minnie Bass
2005 The Best of the Modern Years Elmore James Main Personnel, Bass Instrument, Bass
2005 The Blues of Otis Spann/Cracked Spanner Head Otis Spann Bass
2005 The Godfather of Chicago Blues Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2005 The Mercury Blues Story: Midwest Blues, Vol. 2 Little Richard Bass
2005 The Original Guitar Wizard Lonnie Johnson Bass
2005 The Years of the Blues [Cedar] Bass
2005 When Blues Meets Jazz Bass, Accompaniment
2004 1949-1951 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2004 1950-1953 Terry Timmons Bass
2004 1951 Big Bill Broonzy Main Personnel, Bass
2004 1951-1953 Elmore James Bass
2004 Baby Please Don't Go [Snapper] Big Joe Williams Bass
2004 Best of Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2004 Big Bill Blues: His 23 Greatest Hit Songs 1927-1942 Big Bill Broonzy Standup Bass
2004 Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues Big Joe Williams Bass
2004 Blues Ballads: My Soul on the Road Bass
2004 Can't Be Satisfied Big Bill Broonzy Double Bass
2004 Chicago Boogie Roosevelt Sykes Bass
2004 Down Home Blues Classics, 1943-1954 Bass
2004 Flying Boogie, Vol. 1: 1941-1945 Big Maceo Merriweather Sax (Bass)
2004 Good Mornin' Blues Double Bass, Composer
2004 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
2004 Let's Get Drunk and Truck Harlem Hamfats String Bass
2004 New Orleans Blues 1940-1953 Bass
2004 Shortcuts 1: God Don't Like It Bass, String Bass
2004 The Best of Muddy Waters: The Father of Chicago Blues Muddy Waters Bass
2004 The Blues Tampa Red Sax (Baritone)
2004 The United Records Story Bass
2004 Volume 2 (1945-1950) Big Maceo Merriweather Main Personnel, Double Bass, Bass
2003 Blues from Up the Country Bass
2003 Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945 String Bass
2003 Classics 1940-1941 Lillian "Lil" Green / Lil Green Bass
2003 Cotton Pickin' Blues Tommy McClennan Vocals, Guitar
2003 Harmonica Blues, Vol. 2: 1946-1952 Sax (Baritone)
2003 I Got Wild Big Joe Williams Bass
2003 King of the Blues, Vol. 15: The Father of Chicago Blues Big Bill Broonzy String Bass
2003 Le Blues 1925-1952 Contrabass
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues Primary Artist
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Bass
2003 Take One More Chance With Me Jazz Gillum Bass, String Bass
2003 Texas Blues, Vol. 2 [Acrobat] Sax (Baritone)
2003 Texas Blues, Vol. 3 Sax (Baritone)
2003 The Blues: Baby Please Don't Go 1935-1951 Big Joe Williams Sax (Baritone)
2003 The Complete Recordings, Vol. 4: 1951-1952 Memphis Slim Bass
2003 When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 7: Rock Me Mamma Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
2003 Worried Life Blues String Bass
2002 1945-1951 Chicago Blues Electric Guitar Bass
2002 1947-1948 Sunnyland Slim Bass
2002 Angels in Harlem Peter J. Clayton Double Bass
2002 Big Bill's Stomp Big Bill Broonzy Double Bass
2002 Chicago Legends 1926-1950 Bass
2002 Cross Cut Saw Blues, Vol. 2 1940-1942 Tommy McClennan String Bass
2002 Divas Sing the Blues Bass
2002 Goin' Down Slow [P-Vine] St. Louis Jimmy Oden Bass
2002 Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 3 Bass
2002 New Orleans Blues [Acrobat] Bass
2002 Slide Guitar Classics Tampa Red String Bass
2002 Songs That Made Elvis Famous Bass, Primary Artist
2002 Southern Blues, Vol. 1 Bass
2002 The Blues: Chicago 1937-1945 Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
2002 The Blues: Chicago 1937-1945 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2002 The Blues: Queen of the Blues: 1929-1941 Memphis Minnie Bass
2002 When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 4: That's All Right Tuba, Bass, String Bass
2002 When the Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll Tuba, Bass, String Bass
2002 Women in Blues [Fremeaux & Assoc.] Bass
2001 1944-1950, Vol. 2: The Honey Dripper Roosevelt Sykes Bass
2001 Big Bill Blues [Aim Trading Group] Big Bill Broonzy String Bass
2001 Gettin' Funky: The Birth of New Orleans R&B [Box] Bass
2001 Gettin' Funky: The Birth of New Orleans R&B, Vol. 1 Bass
2001 It Sure Had a Kick: The Essential Recordings of Jazz Gillum Jazz Gillum Bass, Standup Bass
2001 Jivin' Boogie Sunnyland Slim Bass
2001 Play Your Hand Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2001 Prison Blues [Catfish] Sax (Baritone), Primary Artist
2001 Rock & Roll, Vol. 1: 1938-1946 Bass
2001 Rock & Roll, Vol. 2: 1938-1946 Bass
2001 Rock & Roll, Vol. 3: 1947 Sax (Baritone)
2001 Rock & Roll, Vol. 4: 1948 Bass
2001 Rock & Roll, Vol. 5: 1949 Bass
2001 The Blues Box [Simply the Best] Performer, Primary Artist
2001 The Complete Recordings: 1947-1950 Eddie Boyd Bass
2001 The R&B Years, Vol. 1 Bass
2000 20th Century Blues [Catfish] Sax (Baritone)
2000 Blues Masters: The Very Best of Elmore James Elmore James Bass
2000 Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker Bass
2000 Champion Jack Dupree 1940-1950 Champion Jack Dupree Sax (Baritone), Primary Artist
2000 Chicago in Mind Bass
2000 Complete Recordings: 1941-1948 Muddy Waters Bass, Primary Artist
2000 Flashbacks, Vol. 3 - Copulation Blues 1926-1940: Hot & Sexy Bass
2000 Nothing But the Blues [Blues History] Bass
2000 Nothing But the Blues [Import] Bass
2000 Stop Breaking Down Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
2000 Swing Out Rhythm Lonnie Johnson Bass
2000 The Muddy Waters Story Muddy Waters Bass
2000 The Post War Years: 1945-1949, Vol. 2 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
2000 Washboard Sam 1936-1947 Washboard Sam Standup Bass
2000 Yas Yas Girl 1937-1941 Merline Johnson Sbs
1999 1938-1952, Vol. 1 Blind John Davis String Bass
1999 American Blues Legend Sonny Boy Williamson II Bass
1999 Barrelhouse Piano Blues & Boogie Champion Jack Dupree Bass
1999 Blues for a Rainy Day [#1] Bass
1999 Chicago Calling Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1999 Cool Disposition Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup String Bass
1999 Crawlin' King Snake Big Joe Williams Bass
1999 Folk, Gospel & Blues: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bass
1999 Guitar & Piano Duets Big Maceo / Tampa Red String Bass
1999 Roadhouse Blues Bass
1999 Rock the House: Birth of Rock N Roll, Vol. 4 Bass
1999 The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues [MCA] Muddy Waters Bass
1999 The Roots of Blues, Vol. 1 Performer, String Bass, Primary Artist
1998 "Jazz" Gillum 1935-1946 Jazz Gillum Sax (Baritone)
1998 Baby Please Don't Go Big Joe Williams Main Personnel, Guitar (Bass), Bass
1998 Blues Masters, Vol. 16: More Harmonica Classics Bass
1998 Blues Masters, Vol. 18: More Slide Guitar Classics Bass
1998 Blues in My Soul 1937/1946 Lonnie Johnson Bass
1998 Complete Recorded Works (1946-1951) Lillian "Lil" Green String Bass
1998 Defiance Blues Bass
1998 Delmark Records: 45 Years of Jazz and Blues Bass
1998 Female Blues: The Remaining Titles, Vol. 2 String Bass
1998 Gamblin' Man Champion Jack Dupree Bass
1998 Great Piano/Guitar Duo 1941-1946 Tampa Red Bass
1998 Hear Me Talkin' Bass
1998 Hear Me Talkin': Original Blues Bosses Bass
1998 Rock It Roosevelt Sykes Sax (Baritone)
1998 Roll Dem Bones 1938-49 Jazz Gillum Bass, Standup Bass
1998 Sonny Boy Williamson, Vol. 3: 1944-1947 Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1998 Too Late, Too Late Blues, Vol. 10: 1926-1951 Bass
1998 Too Late, Too Late Blues, Vol. 8 Sax (Baritone)
1998 Volume 1 (1944-1946) Memphis Minnie Standup Bass
1998 Volume 2 (1946-1947) Memphis Minnie Bass (Upright)
1998 West Helena Blues: The Postwar Years, Vol. 2 Roosevelt Sykes Sax (Baritone)
1997 After Hours Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
1997 Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942 Tommy McClennan String Bass
1997 Down the Dirt Road: Essential Mississippi Bass
1997 Guitar King 1939-1942 Tommy McClennan Guitar
1997 Hamfats Swing 1936-1938 Harlem Hamfats Bass
1997 Me & My Chauffeur 1935-1946 Memphis Minnie Bass
1997 Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-55: Midwest Blues Bass
1997 Need a Shot: The Essential Recordings of Urban Blues Bass
1997 Too Late, Too Late Blues, Vol. 7 Bass, String Bass
1996 1940-1942, Vol. 2 Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1996 Big Bill's Blues Big Bill Broonzy Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Bluebird Recordings 1941-1942 Big Maceo Merriweather Bass
1996 Blues Classics [MCA] Primary Artist
1996 Blues Festival [Delta] Bass, Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Blues Men [Delta Box Set] Bass, Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Booze & The Blues Bass, String Bass
1996 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-39) Monkey Joe Sax (Baritone)
1996 Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes: Essential Blues Bass
1996 Juke Joint Jump: Boogie Woogie Celebration Bass
1996 Key to the Highway 1935-1942 Jazz Gillum Bass
1996 King Biscuit Blues: The Helena Blues Legacy Bass
1996 Mean Old World: The Blues from 1940 to 1994 Guitar, Bass
1996 Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955 Bass
1996 Messed Up in Love and Other Tales of Woe String Bass
1996 Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection Bass
1996 Sonny Boy Williamson [Virgin] Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1996 Story of the Guitar Wizard Tampa Red Bass
1996 Too Late, Too Late Blues, Vol. 1 Bass
1996 Washboard Story Bass
1996 Why Don't You Do Right? Lillian "Lil" Green Bass
1995 Complete Works, Vol. 4 (January 1941 - May 1953) Curtis Jones Sax (Bass)
1995 Female Chicago Blues: Complete Works (1936-1947) Bass
1995 Got the Blues [K-Tel] Primary Artist
1995 Hawaiian Guitar Wizard 1935-1938 Casey Bill Weldon Bass
1995 I Feel So Good Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1995 Long Man Blues Bass
1995 Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar Big Joe Williams Bass
1995 New Orleans to Harlem Herb Morand & the Harlem Hamfats String Bass
1995 Nothin' But the Blues [Delta 1] Bass
1995 Sugar Mama Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1995 Swingin' the Blues (1931-1939) String Bass
1995 The Story of the Blues [CBS/Columbia] String Bass
1995 The Victory Collection Tuba
1995 When Hemp Was Hip Sax (Baritone)
1994 Complete Recorded Works (1935-1942) Doctor Clayton Sax (Bass), Tuba, Bass, Bowed Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works 1939-1947 Rosetta Howard String Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1936-1938) Jazz Gillum Bass, String Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1941-1946) Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Sax (Baritone), Sax (Bass), Bass, Baritone
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 10 (1951-1957) Roosevelt Sykes Sax (Baritone)
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 13 (1945-1947) Tampa Red Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 14 (1949-1951) Tampa Red Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1938-1941) Jazz Gillum Bass, String Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1946-1949) Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1938) Washboard Sam Sax (Baritone), Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1941-1946) Jazz Gillum Bass, Standup Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1949-1952) Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1939-1940) Washboard Sam Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1946-1949) Jazz Gillum Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 6 Washboard Sam Sax (Baritone), Sax (Bass), Bass
1994 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 7 Washboard Sam Sax (Baritone)
1994 Meets the Master Blues Bassists Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass, Performer, Primary Artist
1994 Sonny Boy Williamson (1937-1947) Sonny Boy Williamson I Sax (Baritone), Bass (Upright)
1994 The Classic Early Recordings: 51-56 [Box] Elmore James Bass
1993 1935-1947 Doctor Clayton Sax (Bass)
1993 Blues Masters, Vol. 6: Blues Originals Bass
1993 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 10 (1938-1939) Tampa Red Bass
1993 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 12 (1941-1945) Tampa Red Sax (Baritone)
1993 Delmark 40th Anniversary Blues Bass
1993 Keep Jumping, 1944-1952 Tampa Red Sax (Baritone)
1993 New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie (The Complete Champion Jack Dupree) Champion Jack Dupree Bass
1993 The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers Bass
1993 The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James Elmore James Bass
1993 Vol. 2: 1940 - 1942 Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1992 Chess Blues Bass
1992 Complete 1937 to June 1947 Recordings, Vol. 3: 14 December 1944 to 2 June 1947 Lonnie Johnson Bass, Performer, Primary Artist
1992 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 10 (1940) Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1992 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 11 (1940-1942) Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1992 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 7 (1937-1938) Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1992 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 8 (1938-1939) Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1992 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 9 (1939) Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1992 First Recording Sessions 1941-1946 Muddy Waters Bass
1992 Gin House Blues: Great Women of the Blues Bass
1992 He's a Jelly Roll Baker Lonnie Johnson Bass
1992 Ladies Sing the Blues [ASV/Living Era] Bass
1992 Rockin' My Blues Away Washboard Sam Bass
1992 Roots n' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 Bass
1992 Shouting the Blues Bass
1992 That's All Right Mama [Bluebird] Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass, Primary Artist
1992 The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1936-1944) McCoy Brothers Sax (Baritone), Sax (Bass), Bass
1992 The RCA Records Label: The First Note in Black Music Bass
1991 Best of Blues: 1935-1947 [Wolf] Big Bill Broonzy Bass
1991 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1941) Big Joe Williams Bass
1991 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1945-1949) Big Joe Williams Bass
1991 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1935-1941) Memphis Minnie String Bass
1991 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1938-1939) Memphis Minnie Bass, String Bass
1991 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1941-1945) Sonny Boy Williamson I Sax (Baritone), Standup Bass
1991 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 5 (1945-1947) Sonny Boy Williamson I Sax (Baritone), Bass, String Bass
1991 Good Time Blues: Harmonicas, Kazoos, Washboards & Cow-Bells Bass
1991 Great Blues Guitarists: String Dazzlers Bass, String Bass
1991 Legends of the Blues, Vol. 1 Bass
1991 Mississippi Blues (1935-1951) Bass
1991 News & the Blues: Telling It Like It Is Bass
1991 Nine String Guitar Blues Big Joe Williams Bass
1991 The Beauty of the Blues Bass, String Bass
1991 Viper Mad Blues: 25 Songs of Dope and Depravity Bass
1991 Washboard Sam (1935-1947) Washboard Sam String Bass
1990 Good Time Tonight Big Bill Broonzy Bass, String Bass
1989 Doctor Clayton and His Buddy (1935-1947) Peter J. Clayton Sax (Bass)
1989 Reefer Songs: Original Jazz & Blues Vocals Sax (Baritone), Sbs
1987 RCA Victor Blues & Rhythm Revue Bass
1987 Raining in My Heart Roosevelt Sykes Bass
1986 Atlantic Blues: Chicago Bass
1984 Muddy Waters on Chess 1948-1951 Muddy Waters Bass
1984 Rare & Unissued Muddy Waters Bass
1980 The Originator of Modern Guitar Blues Lonnie Johnson Bass
1978 Hard Times [Rounder] Bass
1977 Bricks in My Pillow Robert Nighthawk Bass
1976 Tomorrow Night Lonnie Johnson Bass
1975 The Guitar Wizard Tampa Red Bass
1970 Pearl Harbour Blues [1 Side Only] Sunnyland Slim Bass
1970 Pearl Harbour Blues [1 Side Only] Peter J. Clayton Bass
1970 When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 8: Bluebird Blues Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1969 Big Joe Williams & Sonny Boy Williamson Big Joe Williams Bass
1969 Brownsville Blues [Delmark] Sleepy John Estes Bass
1969 Cracked Spanner Head Otis Spann Bass
1969 Crudup's Mood Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
1969 Look on Yonder's Wall Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Bass
1967 Raw Blues Eric Clapton / John Mayall / Otis Spann Bass
1965 Blues Classics by Sonny Boy Williamson Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
1965 The Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters Bass
1962 Lonesome Bedroom Blues Curtis Jones Bass
1961 Blues on Highway 49 Big Joe Williams Guest Artist, Bass
1959 T-Bone Blues [Atlantic] T-Bone Walker Bass
Big Bill Broonzy, Vol. 13: 1949-1951 Big Bill Broonzy Bass
Blues Legends: Low Down St. Louis Blues Bass
Blues in History, Vol. 1 Bass
Diggin' Deeper: 200 Legendary Blues Treasures Composer
Doin' the Best I Can Johnny Jones Bass
Down South Sonny Boy Williamson I Bass
Jazz in the Charts 1940, Vol. 7 Bass Fiddle
Masters of Jazz & Blues: 1936-1944 Harlem Hamfats Bass
The Frog Blues and Jazz Annual, No. 3 Bass
The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-1952 Bass
Travelin' Highway Man Tommy McClennan Guest Artist