Joe "Papoose" Fritz

Saxophone, Vocals

Date of Birth:  November 3, 1924    Houston, TX

Date of Death:  June 12, 1983    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston National Cemetery

                          10401 Veterans Memorial Drive

                          Houston, TX 77038

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section I, Site 2157

                            29° 55' 49" N / 95° 27' 15" W


Joe "Papoose" Fritz & His Orchestra, Summer's Coming On / In Misery, Peacock Records (1574)

Better Wake Up Baby / Real Fine Girl, Peacock Records (1606)

Honey, Honey / The Woman I Love, Peacock Records (1627)

Cerelle / If I Didn't Love You So, Peacock Records (1640)

If I Be Lucky / Wrong Doing Mama, Modern Records (20-750)

Please Get Me Off Your Mind / I Love You My Darlin', Sittin In With (559)

I'm So Sorry / Bad Woman Blues, Sittin' In With (574)

I Do Love You / Cool Cool Baby Blues, Sittin' In With (584)

I Tried Not To Love You / Lady Bear Boogie, Sittin' In With (591)

Please, My Darling / They Were Right, Sittin' In With (602)

Good Doctor Sweet Soul / Aww, She's A Stepper, Jet Stream (732)

Smokey Hogg and Joe Fritz, Back To The Country / Go Home With Me, Sittin' In With (575)

Houston Might Be Heaven: Rockin' R&B In Texas 1947-1951, JSP Records (JSP7785)

Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults, One Day Music ‎(DAY2CD241)

Jump Blues Jamaica Way (Jamaican Sound System Classics 1945-1960)Fantastic Voyage ‎(FVTD185)

Blues As Big As Texas: Volume 2, Collectables ‎ (COL-CD-5284)


Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Gart, Galen and Roy C. Ames. Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

______. The Early Years Of Rhythm & Blues. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 2004.

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

Greensmith, Bill, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg. Blues Unlimited. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Farley, Charles. Soul of the Man – Bobby “Blue” Bland. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

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

Sporke, Michael. Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014.

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