James "Smokestack" Tisdom

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  March 12, 1912    Goliad, TX

Date of Death:  November 15, 1995    Fort Worth, TX

Place of Burial:  Skyvue Memorial Gardens

                         7220 Rendon Bloodworth Road

                         Mansfield, TX 76063

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Eternal Rest 570-A-4

                           32° 34' 20" N / 97° 12' 23" W


Model T Boogie / Last Affair Blues, Universal Fox (100)

Throw This Dog A Bone / Winehead Swing, Universal Fox (101)

I Feel So Good / Overhaul Blues, Universal Fox (102)

Texas Country Blues, Flyright (FLYCD 941)

Water Coast Blues, Krazy Kat (KK 7445)

Down Home Blues Classics: Texas 1946-1954, Boulevard Vintage (BVDCD 1031)


Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.

Farrell, Gerard. "He's Got the Blues at 81," Victoria Advocate, May 10, 1992, pp. 11-12. VictoriaAdvocate.com. 

     https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DRtIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HoEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4844%2C4304253. Accessed May 11, 2018.

Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

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