W E L D O N   'J U K E   B O Y'   B O N N E R; source: Blues Unlimited 130 (1978), p. 24; photographer: Hiram E. Dotson
source: Blues Unlimited 130 (1978), p. 24
photographer: Hiram E. Dotson
Juke Boy Bonner, July 12, 1975 at Montreux Jazz Festival
Juke Boy Bonner, July 12, 1975 at Montreux Jazz Festival
Juke Boy
Bonner
Weldon H. Philip Bonner
b. March 22, 1932 in Bellville, Texas
d. June 29, 1978 in Houston, Texas
discography
W E L D O N   'J U K E   B O Y'   B O N N E R; from front cover of Ace CDCHD 821
source: front cover of Ace CDCHD 821

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Weldon 'Juke Boy' Bonner 45 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11957JUKE BOY BARNER and Group

- Well Baby (111A)
- Rock With Me Baby (111B)

rec. 1957 in Oakland, CA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Lafayette Thomas, g; unk. b

Irma 111
(Bob Geddins' label)

Arhoolie 2008
Wolf CD 120.613
X Rockin' Blues LP 1000

   

- It's A Dirty Deal
- I'm Hep To It

rec. 1957 in Oakland, CA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Lafayette Thomas, g; unk. b

Irma unissued
21960JUKE BOY BONNER THE ONE MAN TRIO

- Call Me Juke Boy (A)
- Can't Hardly Keep From Crying (B)

(B) rec. January 6, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr
(A) rec. January 15, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr; unk. b



Goldband G-1102
(Eddie Shuler's label)

Storyville SLP 177
Ace CDCHD 821

   

- Life Is A Dirty Deal (2:32) #
- Life Is A Dirty Deal (alt. tk.) (2:46) []   @ Spotify

rec. January 6, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr

alt tk starts with a studio chat: "Take no 1"
Goldband unissued

# Jan & Dil EP 451
[] Moonshine BLP 117

   

- True Love Waiting
- My Time To Go

rec. January 15, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr; unk. b

Goldband unissued

Collectables COL-5088

   

- One Short Hour
- One More Lonesome Road

rec. December 29, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; no details

Goldband unissued
31965The Louisiana Blues
Bluesscene USA Vol. 2

Juke Boy Bonner
- Let's Boogie [Goldband unissued]
- My Time To Go [Goldband unissued] #
- Going Crazy Over You [Goldband unissued]
- I'm Not Jiving [Goldband unissued] #
- Just Got To Take A Ride [Goldband unissued]
- Blues [sic] River Rising [Goldband unissued]
- Can't Hardly Keep From Crying [Goldband 1102] #
- Call Me Juke Boy [Goldband 1102] *

Ashton Savoy, Lazy Lester, Katie Webster, Lightnin
- Need Shorter Hours
- Want To Talk To You Baby
- Tell Me Baby
Big Chenier, Jack The Cat
- The Dog And His Puppies
- Going To The City
Hop Wilson, King Ivory Lee Semien's Band
- Broke And Hungry
- Always Be In Love
Jay "Mr. Sugar Bee" Stutes, Shorty LeBlanc
- Hound Dog Baby
- Midnight Blues


# rec. January 6, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr
* rec. January 15, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr; unk. b
rec. December 29, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Katie Webster, p; Sherman Webster, b; Lightnin' Mitchell, dr
prod. by Eddie Shuler; compiled by Mike Leadbitter
notes by Paul Oliver

Storyville SLP 177

notes by Mike Leadbitter



= Storyville 616005 (1970)
"In Person: The Louisiana
Blues with the fabulous
Weldon 'Juke Boy' Bonner"

= Storyville SLP 841

Ace CDCHD 821

Storyville discography

41967Juke Boy Bonner: The One Man Trio

- I Live Where The Action Is #
- Can't Let Your Troubles Get You Down #
- Movin' Back To The Country
- Nine Below Zero *
- Real Quiet Fellow #
- Blues, Blues, Blues #

- Bad Breaks *
- Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do #
- No Place To Run #
- I Wonder If You Know How It Is #
- Dust My Broom *
- You Don't Have To Go *

rec. by Juke Boy Bonner on his own taperecorder; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca
# January/February 1967 live in the Jungle Lounge in Houston, TX
* August 8, 1967 at home in Houston, TX
August 22, 1967 in Houston, TX


reprint of liner notes
in BU 111 (1974/75), p. 6

notes by Mike Leadbitter



Flyright LP 3501


= Flyright FLY 548 (1979)

Flyright discography

51968JUKE BOY BONNER

- Yakin' In My Plans (LH-3948)
- Runnin' Shoes (LH-3949)

rec. December 1967 in Houston, TX
7 inch 45 rpm



Blues Unlimited 101

Blue Horizon 57-3163
CBS 66278

61968Juke Boy Bonner: I'm Going Back To The Country
Where They Don't Burn The Buildings Down

- Going Back To The Country
- Sad, Sad Sound
- She Turns Me On
- Hard Luck
- Trying To Be Contented
- Working With Juke Boy #

- Life Is A Nightmare
- Its Time To Make A Change
- Jumpin At The Zydeco #
- My Blues
- Stay Off Lyons Avenue
- Im Getting Tired

rec. December 1967 & January 1968
notes by Larry Skoog



Arhoolie F 1036

Arhoolie CD 375
(except #)

Arhoolie discography

71968The Roots Of America's Music

Fred McDowell
- Shake 'Em On Down
Mance Lipscomb
- Sugar Babe
Black Ace
- New Triflin' Woman
Alex Moore
- July Boogie
Big Joe Williams
- Greystone Blues
Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
John Jackson
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- No More Hard Times
Lowell Fulson
- River Blues

Mercy Dee
- Walked Down So Many Turnrows

Juke Boy Bonner
- Going Back To The Country
Lightning Hopkins
- Tom Moore Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Unlucky Girl
Clifton Chenier
- Louisiana Blues
Larry Williams
- I Know You Hear Me Calling
Johnny Young
- Wild Wild Woman


Bukka White
- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World
Jesse Fuller
- Amazing Grace
Rev. Overstreet
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
Robert Shaw
- The Ma Grinder
Kid Thomas
- Eh La Bas
Joe Turner
- Old Piney Brown's Gone
Luna
- Nisaba In The Grass

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
- Run Mountain
Del McCoury
- Dreams
The Hodges Brothers
- Carroll County Blues
Luderin Darbone
- Crowley Waltz
Nathan Abshire
- Cajun Two Step
Alice Stuart
- Once I Had A Sweetheart
Crabgrass
- Charles Giteau
James Campbell
- Baby Please Don't Go


2-disc package



Arhoolie R2001/2002

= Stateside/Toshiba
SR-9323B (Jp 1972)

Arhoolie discography

81969Juke Boy Bonner

- Houston, The Action Town
- My Blues

7 inch 45 rpm

Arhoolie 45-522

Arhoolie discography

91969Juke Boy Bonner: The Struggle

- Struggle Here In Houston
- Railroad Tracks
- Watch Your Buddies
- I Got My Passport
- When The Deal Goes Down
- Being Black And I'm Proud

- I'm In The Big City
- Houston, The Action Town
- Over Ten Years Ago
- Runnin' Shoes
- Just A Blues
- It Don't Take Too Much

rec. November 30 & December 2, 1968 & May 5, 1969
notes by Larry Skoog



Arhoolie ST 1045 (US)
= Arhoolie AR 19002 (D)

Arhoolie CD 375

Arhoolie discography

101969Juke Boy Bonner: Things Ain't Right

- Let's Boogie On []
- Talkin' Bout Lightnin'
- Well Well
- Mr. Downchild #
- B.U. Blues
- Regent Sound
- Things Ain't Right

- Belfast Blues
- Trying To Call Home []
- Mojo Hand
- Texas Turnpike # []
- Sun's Going Down
- Where I Live
- Travellin' Shoes

rec. at Regent "A" Studios, London during November 1969; Juke Boy Bonner, electric g, acoustic g , 12 string acoustic g and hca; # The Nighthawks: Bruce Langsman, g, Ron Skinner, b, Melvyn Wright, dr; [] John Lewis (Jona Lewie), p; prod. by Chris Trimming & Ron Watts of the National Blues Federation with a little help from Noel

front cover photograph by Mike Hasted
notes by Mike Leadbitter



Liberty LBS 83319 (UK)

notes by Tony Burke

= Sequel NEXCD 209
(UK 1992)   ("The 1969
London Sessions"
)

111969Juke Boy Bonner

- It's A Shame, Shame, Shame (LH-6414)
- Boone's Farm (LH-6415)

rec. Houston, TX, 1969
7 inch 45 rpm

Blues Unlimited 102
121969JUKE BOY BONNER

- Runnin' Shoes
- Yackin' In My Plans

reissue of Blues Unlimited 101
7 inch 45 rpm

Blue Horizon 57-3163
= CBS 66278
13196?More Down Home Blues

Juke Boy Bonner
- Life Is A Dirty Deal (2:32) [Goldband unissued] #
Good Jelly Bess
- Come And Get It [Hermitage 775]

Papa Lightfoot
- Wine, Women, Whiskey [Imperial 5289]
Snooky Pryor
- Cryin' Shame [J.O.B. 1014]


# rec. January 6, 1960 in Lake Charles, La. by Eddie Shuler; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr
7 inch 45 rpm EP
notes by John J. Broven



Jan & Dil JR 451 (UK)

Jan & Dil discography

13a1969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott
- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White and Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith
- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson
- Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane

- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - Little Willie Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

click to enlarge !click to enlarge !
"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"

two record set
click to enlarge !
Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

click to enlarge !
reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

141970American Folk Blues Festival '69 Live!
at Royal Albert Hall London, Oct.3, '69

Juke Boy Bonner
- Jumpin' With Juke Boy
Earl Hooker
- Going Up And Down
Carey Bell
- Rocking With Chromanica / I Feel Bad, Bad, Bad

Juke Boy Bonner
- Runnin' Shoes
John Jackson
- Poor Boy
Clifton Chenier
- Zydeco Et Pas Sale
Earl Hooker
- Blue Shadows Fall
Magic Sam
- Easy Baby
- Looking Good
Whistling Alex Moore
- Across The Atlantic Ocean
John Jackson
- John Jackson Breakdown


rec. October 3rd, 1969 at Royal Albert Hall, London

personell of the American Folk Blues Festival 1969; click to enlarge !
source: Blues Unlimited 130 (1978), p. 24




Scout Sc-6

Scout discography

click to enlarge !
= CBS S 63912

click to enlarge !
= L+R 42.071

L+R discography

AFBF discography

151970Oakland Blues

KC Douglas
- Mercury Boogie
Sidney Maiden
- Eclipse Of The Sun
Willie B. Huff
- Beggar Man Blues

Juke Boy Bonner
- Well Baby [Irma 111]
Mercy Dee Walton
- Trailing My Baby
LC Good Rockin Robinson
- Why Dont You Write To Me

Juke Boy Bonner
- Rock With Me Baby [Irma 111]

Johnny Fuller
- Train, Train Blues
- First Stage of the Blues
Jimmy McCracklin
- When Im Gone
Jimmy Wilson
- Tin Pan Alley
- A Woman Is To Blame
- Blues At Sundown
- Frisco Bay


notes by Lee Hildebrand



Arhoolie 2008

= Trio PA-3063 (Jp 1975)

Arhoolie discography

161970Chicken Stuff
Houston Ghetto Blues

Hop Wilson * whole LP @ youtube
- Merry Christmas Darling
- My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone
- I Met A Strange Woman
- Im A Stranger
- A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
- Be Careful With The Blues

Big Walter (The Thunderbird) #
- Nothing But The Blues
- My Tears

Juke Boy Bonner
- Im Going Up Im Going Down
- I Love You So
- Lonesome House Blues
- Slims Blues

* rec. 1960-1961; Hop Wilson, voc, hawaiian g; Elmore Nixon, p; Ivory Semien, dr

# rec. 1965; Big Walter (The Thunderbird), p; with b and dr (also Albert Collins, g and horns on 'My Tears')


rec. 1965 and 1967 live in Houston, TX' night clubs; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, el g
notes by Mike A. Leadbitter







Flyright LP 4700

Flyright FLY 527 (1977)

Flyright discography

16a1971Nothing But The Blues
The record companion to Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited

J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say

Juke Boy Bonner
- Runnin' Shoes
Doctor Ross
- Goin' Down Slow
Model 'T' Slim
- Woman's The Glory Of Man
Little Mack Simmons
- Come Back
Johnny Shines
- Pipeline Blues

Boozoo Chavis
- Forty One Days
Hop Wilson
- That Wouldn't Satisfy
Big Walter
- My Tears
Lonesome Sundown
- I Stood By
Arthur Gunter
- Don't Leave Me Now
Rockin' Sydney
- Keep On Pushin'


B. B. King
- Eysight To The Blind
Otis Rush
- All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry (The Blues)
John Brim
- Lifetime Baby
Elmore James
- Goin' For Good
Magic Sam
- All Night Long

Lightnin' Slim
- Greyhound Blues
Slim Harpo
- Loving You (The Way I Do)
Otis Spann
- Can't Do Me No Good
Sunnyland Slim
- Midnight Jump
Johnny Young
- Moaning And Groaning
George Smith
- Telephone Blues

2 LP set
notes by Mike Leadbitter







CBS 66278 (UK)
171972Juke Boy Bonner: The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 5

- I'm A Bluesman
- Problems All Around
- Trying To Get Ahead
- If You Don't Want To Get Mistreated
- Lonesome Ride Back Home
- Funny Money

- I'm Lonely Too
- Real Good Woman
- Come To Me
- Yammin' The Blues
- Better Place To Go
- Tired Of the Greyhound Bus

rec. Berkeley 1971; prod. by Chris Strachwitz
notes by Sam Charters

Sonet SNTF 634 (Sw)

= GNP Crescendo
GNP 10015 (US 1976)


= Poljazz PSJ 204 (P)


= Grammercy CD (2004)
"Lonesome Ride Back Home"


Emarcy CD 06024 986 9251
(2005 "The Sonet Blues Story")
new notes by Sam Charters

17a1974The Legacy Of The Blues Sampler

- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
- Funky Malaguena - Snooks Eaglin
- Found My Baby Gone - Champion Jack Dupree
- Wishy Washy Woman - Mighty Joe Young

- I'm A Bluesman - Juke Boy Bonner
- Black Gal You're Sure Looking Warm - Big Joe Williams

- Long Time Gone, A - Memphis Slim
- Starry Crown Blues - J.D. Short<
- I'm Going To Have Myself A Ball - Robert Pete Williams
- The Cannonball - Eddie Boyd
- She's So Mellow - Sunnyland Slim
- Please Help Poor Me - Lightnin' Hopkins


"Maxi Sampler" bonus tracks:
- Poor Boy Long Way From Home - Bukka White
- Drive It Home - Snooks Eaglin
- You're The One - Champion Jack Dupree
- Early In The Morning - Mighty Joe Young

- Lonesome Ride Back Home - Juke Boy Bonner
- I Been Wrong But I'll Be Right - Big Joe Williams
- Lets Get With It - Memphis Slim
- Make Me Down A Pallet - J.D. Short
- You're My All Day Steady And My Midnight Dream - Robert Pete Williams
- It's A Mellow Day - Eddie Boyd
- Get Hip To Yourself - Sunnyland Slim
- Water Fallin' Boogie - Lightnin' Hopkins



Sonet SNTX 1




= Crescendo GNPS 10010
(1976)

(=) Sonet SNTCD 1 (1989)
"The Legacy Of The Blues
Maxi Sampler"


= GNP Crescendo (1992)

181974Those Old Happy Days
1960s Blues From The Gulf

Blue Scotty
- Shame Shame On You
- Lonely Love Blues
- Lonesome Blues
- Those Old Happy Days (alt. tk.)
- True Love Blues
Rockin Sidney
- Boogie In The Mud
- Keep On Pushin'

Silas Hogan
- Born In Texas

Juke Boy Bonner
- How Well Do I Remember
- No Place To Run
Silas Hogan
- Let Me Be Your Hatchet
Louisiana Johnny
- Sick And Tired
- That Your Dog?

Juke Boy Bonner
- Don't Cry On My Shoulder

prod. 1969 in the Goldband Studios by Mike Leadbitter (with the help of Eddie Shuler)

Flyright LP 513

Flyright discography

191974Bluesville

Clarence Garlow
- Nothing To Talk About
Cookie And The Cupcakes
- In The Evening
Left Handed Charlie
- Miss My Lagnion
Boozoo Chavis
- Paper In My Shoe
Guitar Jr.
- Please
Big Walter
- Never Too Old

Scottie Milford
- How Do You Say I'm Sorry
Tal Miller
- Life's Journey
Shelton Dunaway with Cookie And The Cupcakes
- Cindy Lou

Juke Boy Bonner
- Blue River Rising (alt. tk.)
Hop Wilson
- Chicken Stuff
Big Chenier
- Let Me Hold Your Hand
Johnny Moses
- Your Careless Love
Rockin Sidney
- Mary's Cat



Goldband G-7774-2
201977Houston Ghetto Blues

Hop Wilson * whole LP @ youtube
- Merry Christmas Darling
- My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone
- I Met A Strange Woman
- Im A Stranger
- A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
- Be Careful With The Blues

Big Walter (The Thunderbird) #
- Nothing But The Blues
- My Tears

Juke Boy Bonner
- Im Going Up Im Going Down
- I Love You So
- Lonesome House Blues
- Slims Blues

* rec. 1960-1961; Hop Wilson, voc, hawaiian g; Elmore Nixon, p; Ivory Semien, dr
# rec. 1965; Big Walter (The Thunderbird), p; with b and dr (also Albert Collins, g and horns on 'My Tears')

rec. 1965 and 1967 live in Houston, TX' night clubs; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, el g
Flyright 4700 (1970)




Flyright FLY 527

Flyright discography

211979Juke Boy Bonner: The One Man Trio

- I Live Where The Action Is
- Can't Let Your Troubles Get You Down
- Movin' Back To The Country
- Nine Below Zero
- Real Quiet Fellow
- Blues, Blues, Blues

- Bad Breaks
- Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do
- No Place To Run
- I Wonder If You Know How It Is
- Dust My Broom
- You Don't Have To Go

rec. 1967 in Houston, TX
reissue of Flyright LP 3501


Flyright FLY 548

Flyright discography

22197?JUKE BOY BONNER

- The Winds Came
- Six Over Ten

prod. by Roy C. Ames
7 inch 45 rpm

Home Cooking HCS 720
231980The Adventures Of Juke Boy Bonner In AuthentiCity

- The Winds Came
- Life's Highway
- Lovin' Arms  
- A Distant Feel
- Six Over Ten

- Can't Win For Losin'
- Rock Of Gibraltar
- Tryin' To Keep It Together
- A Woman's Mind
- Blues For Tomorrow

"This travesty never should have been recorded, much less reissued; (...) avoid this piece of crap like the plague it is"
(Cub Koda for www.allmusic.com)


Home Cooking HCS 105


= Collectables CD 5219
(1994) "Adventures Of Juke Boy Bonner"

241981Juke Boy Bonner: Last Live Recording

- Don't Get Down
- Big Boss Man
- Lyons Ave. Blues
- Talk To Your Daughter

- Stranded In Houston
- Leave Me And My Woman Alone
- Rock Me Mama
- Head Down To The Powerline

rec. June 19, 1978 at the Juneteenth Blues Festival
10 inch LP
notes by Tom Usselman
with Chuck Miller



Lunar #2 M-2007
251988Blues As Big As Texas Vol. 1

Johnny Copeland
- Rock me Baby
Jimmy "T99" Nelson
- Hot Tamale Man
Gatemouth Brown
- Stop What You're Doing To Me

Juke Boy Bonner
- Carried To The Cleaners & Hung Out To Dry
Joe Medwick
- You Hit The Hand That Fed You
Percy Mayfield
- Freeway
- Gone Astray

Johnny Copeland
- Baby Please Don't Go
Joe Hughes
- I Can't Figure Out Women
Jimmy "T99" Nelson
- Too Weak To Work
Big Walter
- Bloodstaines On The Wall
Calvin "Loudmouth" Johnson
- Lost You Baby
Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow
- Train Fare Home
Gatemouth Brown
- It's Alright


notes by Ertell S. Jackson



Home Cooking HCS 106

= Collectables COLCD 5220
(1991)

25a1988Texas Guitar Greats

Clarence Green
- Don't Let The Blues Get You Down
Gatemouth Brown
- Hot Times Tonight
Joey Long
- 4 O'Clock A.M.
Ted Hawley
- Woman So Fine
Chris Holzhaus
- Long Sad Letters
Johnny Copeland
- Come On Y'all

Johnny Winter
- Going Down Slow

Ted Hawley & Weldon Bonner
- Trying To Keep It Together
Ted Hawley
- Box Ride
Freddie King
- Boogie On Down
Rockola
- Diving Duck
James Bolden
- Deep Blues


"previously unissued material"; prod. by Roy C. Ames
notes by Roy C. Ames



Home Cooking HCS 109
261989Weldon 'Juke Boy' Bonner: The Texas Blues Troubadour

- Nowhere To Run
- Grandmas Will Dog You Around
- Life's Highway
- Loving Arms (original version)
- Loving Arms (finished version)
- Gimme Some Boone's Farm
- It's A Shame, Shame, Shame

- The Winds Came
- A Distant Feel
- Carried To The Cleaners And Hung Out To Dry
- What'll I Tell The Children
- Disappearing Act
- Nothing But A Child
- Six Over Ten

rec. 1968-75 in Houston, TX

Home Cooking HCS 113


= Collectables CD 5227
(1994)

271989Juke Boy Bonner: They Call Me "Juke Boy"

- The Best Way To Lose The Blues
- A Distant Feel
- Nowhere To Run
- Don't Ever Get Down
- It Don't Take Too Much
- Shame Shame Shame
- Boone's Farm

- What The Blues Has Done Or Me
- Texas Zydeco
- Nothing But A Child
- European Tour
- Live My Troubles On Down
- Loving Arms
- Gettin' Low Down


Ace CHD 269 (UK)
28198?Take A Greyhound Bus And Ride

Jerry McCain
- Stay Out Of Automobiles
- Trying To Please
- Love To Make Out
- My Next Door Neighbour
John Hogg
- Got A Mean Evil Woman
Betty James
- I'm A Little Mixed Up

Juke Boy Bonner
- Life Is A Dirty Deal (alt. tk.) (2:46)
Model T Slim
- Woman's The Glory Of Man
G.L. Crockett
- It's A Man Down There

Woodrow Adams
- Seventh Son
- Everything I Do Is Wrong
- Something On My Mind
- Sad And Blue
John Hogg
- Why Did You Leave Me
Little Willie Brown
- Cut It Out
Betty James
- Salt In My Coffee
McKinley James
- Tuskeegee Boogie
Little Eddie
- Listen Baby Please Be Good To Me





Moonshine BLP 117 (NL)

Moonshine discography

28a1990Down Home Blues
A "Home Cooking" Sampler

Lightning Hopkins - Stinking Foot
Lightning Hopkins - Rainy Day In Houston
Johnny Copeland - Working Man Blues
Big Walter with Albert Collins - Nothing But The Blues

Juke Boy Bonner - Gimme Some Boone's Farm [Home Cooking HCS 113]
Calvin "Loudmouth" Johnson - Lean On Your Body
Larry Davis - That's Allright With You

Gene Vell - Screaming All Night Long
Sidewalk Sam - Mister Lend Me A Dime
Peppermint Harris - To Be With The One You Love
Clarence Green - Empty House Of So Many Tears
Pete Mayes - Crazy Woman
Big Walter with Albert Collins - If Blues Was Money
Pete Mayes - Moving Out
Lonnie Mitchell - Louisiana Slow Drag


rec. 1958 to 1965 in Houston, TX; prod. by Roy C. Ames

cover photograph shows Big Joe Williams (even though he's not present on the LP); photographer: Burton Wilson
notes by Roy Ames



Rattlesnake MMLP55001
(Germany 1990)
291991Juke Boy Bonner 1960-1967

- Look Out Lightning
- Jumpin' With Juke Boy
- Dust My Broom
- That A While Ago
- Three Ring Circus
- Look Out Your Window
- True Love Darling
- Jumpin' At The Studio
- I'm Going Up
- Life Is A Dirty Deal (2:32)
- Nine Below Zero
- How Well I Remember
- I Live Where The Action Is
- Nine Below Zero
- Blues Blues Blues
- Bad Breaks
- Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do
- You Don't Have To Go
- I Wonder If You Know How It Is
- Jumpin' At The Studio


Flyright FLYCD 38 (UK)

Flyright discography

301993Juke Boy Bonner: Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal

- Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal
- Going Back To The Country
- Sad, Sad Sound
- She Turns Me On
- Hard Luck
- Trying To Be Contented
- Life Is A Nightmare
- It's Time To Make A Change
- Stay Off Lyons Avenue
- My Blues
- I'm Getting Tired
- Over Ten Years Ago
- I Got My Passport
- I'm In The Big City
- Runnin' Shoes
- Just A Blues
- It Don't Take Too Much
- Struggle Here In Houston
- Railroad Tracks
- Watch Your Buddies
- When The Deal Goes Down
- Being Black And I'm Proud

notes by Chris Strachwitz
and Larry Skoog

Arhoolie CD 375 (US)
311993Juke Boy Bonner: Jumpin' With Juke Boy

- Psycho Jump
- Look Out Lightnin'
- Action Town
- I'm Going Up, I'm Going Down
- What You Want Me To Do?
- Texas Zydeco
- Look Out Your Window
- Dust My Broom
- My European Tour
- Jumpin' With Juke-Boy
- Who Was That A While Ago?
- Live My Troubles On Down
- Three Ring Circus
- I Know That Somethings Wrong
- Jumpin' At The Studio


Collectables CD 5275
3219941950's Oakland Blues

Juke Boy Bonner
- Well Baby [Irma 111]
- Rock With Me Baby [Irma 111]
Jimmy McCracklin
- I Wanna Make Love To You
- You're The One
- Fare-Well
- Savoy Jump
- I'm The One
- Take A Chance
- Beer Tavern
- Love For You
Big Mama Thornton
- Don't Talk Back
- Big Mama's Coming
Johnny Fuller
- Strange Land
- First Stage Of The Blues
- No More
- Weeping And Mourning
Jimmy Wilson & The Blues Blasters
- Oh Red
- Blues In The Alley


originally released on Irma Records

Wolf CD 120.613
331994The Goldband Blues Collection   Part 1

- Who Are They To Say - Bobby Brown
- Sunday Morning - Clarence Garlow
- One Hour Thirty Minutes Too Long - Charles Shefield
- Train Came A Rolling Down The Track - Clarence Garlow
- Sound The Bell - Clarence Garlow

- Can't Hardly Keep From Crying - Juke Boy Bonner
- My Love Is Real - Sticks Herman
- I'm Going - Shelton Dunaway/Cupcakes
- Cindy Lou - Shelton Dunaway/Cupcakes
- Come Back Home - Elton Anderson
- Teenage Baby - Sticks Herman
- Need All Your Loving Baby - Cookie & The Cupcakes
- I Cried & I Cried - Cookie & The Cupcakes
- You Gonna Need Me - Katie Webster/Cookie & The Cupcakes
- Give Me Your Love - Sticks Herman/Golden Gate Quartet
- Just Couldn't Take It - Big Chenier
- Let Me Hold Your Hand - Big Chenier
- Juke Joint - Katie Webster/Ashton Savoy (TRUE instrumental)
- Dingle I Love You - Katie Webster/Ashton Savoy
- But I Love You - Elton Anderson

- My Time To Go / Catch That Train - Juke Boy Bonner/Elton Anderson


Collectables COL-5087
341994The Goldband Blues Collection   Part 2

- Wicked Old Fever - Charles Sheffield (Mad Dog)
- Nothing Can Keep My Love From You - AL Smith
- Clear My Nights Of Misery - Charles Sheffield (Mad Dog)
- Come Back Baby - Thaddeus Decoulet
- I Love Her So - Al Smith
- I Hear Someone - Charles Perrywell/Fairlanes
- One Hour Thirty Mintues Too Long - Charles Sheffield (Mad Dog)
- Keep Wanting Your Love - Elton Anderson
- Pretty Little Dolly - Clarence Garlow
- I Don't Know - Clarence Garlow
- I'll Never Let Her Go - Sticks Herman
- Bop Cat Stomp - King Charles/Left Handed Charlie
- But You Thrill Me - Left Handed Charlie
- Honey Bee, Honey Bee - Left Handed Charlie
- Don't Misunderstand Me Baby - Big Chenier
- Some Day You'll Understand (Early) - Cookie & The Cupcakes
- Know That Isn't Right - Thaddeus Decoulet
- Don't Send Me Away - Lil' Bob & The Lollipops

- True Love Waiting - Juke Boy Bonner
- Za Belle - Clarence Garlow
- My Time To Go - Juke Boy Bonner
- Darling If You Love Me - Bill Parker/Ola Vaughn


Collectables COL-5088
34a1996Let's Have A Blues Ball!
The Music of the Juke Joints

- I'm Having A Ball - Johnny Young
- Dream - John Littlejohn
- Swing It On Home - Big Mama Thornton
- Anna Lee - Earl Hooker

- Going Back To The Country - Juke Boy Bonner
- It's Hard - Clifton Chenier
- Come On Baby - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Gambling Blues - Juke Boy Bonner
- Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson

- I'm In The Big City - Juke Boy Bonner
- Meet You At The Chicken Shack - Ligtnin Hopkins
- Rag Around Your Head - John Delafose
- The Blues (Won't Let Me Take My Rest) - Henry Gray
- Shake You Moneymaker - John Littlejohn
- If Trouble Was Money - Charlie Musslewhite
- Wild, Wild Woman - Johnny Young
- Gimme A Penny - Big Mama Thornton
- On The Road Again - Johnny Young
- Mojo In My Hand - L.C. Robinson



Arhoolie CD 590 (US)

= Ace CDCHD 590 (UK)

351997Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner: I Live Where The Action Is

- Bad Breaks *
- No Place To Run #
- Dust My Broom *
- I Live Where The Action Is #
- Movin' Back To The Country
- Nine Below Zero *
- Rock With Me Baby [Irma 111] $

- Railroad Tracks []
- Runnin' Shoes []
- It Don't Take Too Much &
- Texas Zydeco ||
- I'm Getting Tired
- She Turns Me On %
- Gettin' Low Down ||

Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca
$ rec. Oakland 1957
# January/February 1967 live in the Jungle Lounge in Houston, TX
& rec. July 13, 1967 in Houston, TX; with Oscar Adams, b; Ivory Lee Semien, dr; Ivory unissued
* rec. August 8, 1967 at home in Houston, TX
rec. August 22, 1967 in Houston, TX
% rec. December 20, 1967 in Houston, TX
rec. January 23, 1968 in Houston, TX
[] rec. November 3 and December 2, 1968 in Houston, TX; with Alvin J. Simon, dr
|| rec. December 30, 1969 in Houston, TX

notes by Malcolm Hicks



Rockin' Blues LP 1000 (It)
35a199615 Urban Blues Classics

- Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Big Mama's Bumble Bee - Big Mama Thornton
- Cincinnati Stomp - Big Joe Duskin
- Anna Lee - Earl Hooker
- Up & Down The Avenue - Charlie Musselwhite
- Been Around The World - John Littlejohn
- Wine-O-Baby Boogie - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson
- I Know That's Right - Katie Webster
- Raven, The - Omar Sharriff
- You Think I'm Your Good Thing - Bee Houston

- Going Back To The Country - Juke Boy Bonner
- Ups & Downs - L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson
- Atlanta Bounce - Piano Red
- Wild, Wild, Woman - Johnny Young
- Gibson Creek Shuffle - The Charles Ford Band



Arhoolie CD 102
35b199?Rural Blues Vol. 2 (1951-1962)

Sam 'Suitcase' Johnson
- Sam's Comin' Home
- Sam's Boogie
Bobo Thomas
- Catfish Blues (i Wish I Was A Catfish)
Clifford Gibson (1951)
- Sneaky Groundhog
- Let Me Be Your Handy Man

Juke Boy Bonner
- Rock With Me Baby [Irma 111]
- Well Baby [Irma 111]
Joel Hopkins
- Good Times Here, Better Down The Road
- Thunder In Germany
- I Ain't Gonna Roll For The Big Hat Man No More
- Accused Me Of Forgin' Can't Even Write My Name
- Matchbox Blues
Jewell Long (1960)
- Frankie And Albert
- My Pony Run Blues
- Sealy Rag
- Muddy Shoes Blues
Clifford Gibson (1960)
- It's Best To Know Who You're Talking To
- I Don't Want No Woman
- The Monkey Likes To Boogie
- No Success Blues
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Angel Child (tk. 2)



Document DOCD-5619
361999Blues At Kerrville

Dave Van Ronk
- Another Time And Place
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
- Sometimes I Feel Myself Slippin'
Roy Book Binder
- Kentucky Blues
Marcia Ball
- My Man Is A Two Timer
Josh White Jr.
- I Can Be Had
Angela Strehli
- Telephone Blues
Marcia Ball
- Under Love's Spell
Tom Ball/Kenny Sultan
- Honey Bee
Mance Lipscomb
- Texas Blues
Robert Shaw
- Put Me In The Alley

Juke Boy Bonner
- I've Had The Blues
Spider John Kelmer
- Midnight Special
Kenneth Threadgill
- Mississippi Delta Blues



Silverwolf CD 1016
371999Low Down Blues

Juke Boy Bonner
- Life's Highway
- Live My Troubles On Down


Blues Factory BFY 47012
(NL)
381999Blues In My Shoes

Juke Boy Bonner
- Look Out Your Window
- Dust My Broom


Blues Factory BFY 47013
(NL)
38a1999Country Blues Obscurities

Little Joe
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
Leroy Dallas
- Jump Little Children Jump
Little Sam Davis
- Goin To New Orleans
L.C. Green
- The Sun Was Shining
Freddy King
- That's What You Think
Harmonica Harris
- Blues King Mango
Henry Smith
- Good Rockin' Mama
J & J Deuces
- Little Woman Blues
Eddie Burns
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee
Buddy Lewis
- You've Got Good Business
Albert & Charles
- Weird
Joe Williams
- Stack O Dollars
Sonny Boy Williams
- Alice Mae Blues
Harvey Hill Jr.
- She Fool Me
Joe Hill Louis
- Joe's Jump
Jesse Belvin
- Going Away Baby
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Another Half A Pint

Juke Boy Barner
- Rock With Me Baby [Irma 111]
Clifford King
- Want To Jump With You Baby
Jessie Pipkin
- Work With It
Emright
- One Of These Days
Richard Brothers
- Drunk Drivers Comin'
John Lee
- Down At The Depot
- Alabama Boogie





Tapper CD T2
[inferior sound, no notes, no
discographical information]


= Stompin' CD 319
"Stompin' Vol. 19"
[with label shots & notes
on all the songs]

Stompin' discography

3919??Black Rock 'n' Roll

Juke Boy Bonner
- Runnin' Shoes


Savage Kick SK-505
402001Going Down To Louisiana

Juke Boy Bonner
- Can't Hardly Keep From Crying
- I'm Not Jiving
- My Time To Go
- Life Is A Dirty Deal (alt. tk.) (2:46)
- Let's Boogie
- Just Got To Take A Ride
- Going Crazy About You
- Blue River Rising
Ashton Savoy
- Need Shorter Hours
- Want To Talk To You Baby
- Tell Me Baby
- I Love Her So
- If I Don't See You
- You Wanta Do Me Wrong
- Burning Sensation
- Down Down
Tal Miller
- Life's Journey
- Mean Old Kokamoo
Hop Wilson
- That Wouldn't Satisfy
- Chicken Stuff
- Dog And His Puppies
- Going To The City
- Let Me Hold Your Hand
- Please Try To Realize
- I Wanna Know
- I Know Now
- Come On Little Girl

Juke Boy Bonner
- Call Me Juke Boy
- True Love's Waiting
Tal Miller
- B-A-B-Y
Ashton Savoy
- Rooster Strut



Ace CDCHD 821
412003Blues Harp Heroes

Juke Boy Bonner
- Rock Of Gibraltar


Blues Factory BFY 47027
(NL)
422003Juke Boy Bonner: Ghetto Poet

- Daylight Won't Catch Me Here
- The Animal Gap
- Time To Say Goodbye
- Blues For Elmo
- If I Sound Lowdown
- Sportsman's Luck
- California Here I Come
- Zodico Jump
- Getting Up From The Ground
- Houston Beat
- All The Lonely Days
- Childhood Dreams
- Settin' The Record Straight
- Rainin' In My Room
- Let Me Run It Down To You
- I Don't Go For Games
- It's Enough

previously unissued 1968/69 recordings
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie CD 9040 (US)
432004Juke Boy Bonner: Nowhere To Run

- Life's Highway
- Gimme Some Boone's Farm
- Grandmas Will Dog You Around
- Carried To The Cleaners And Hung Out To Dry
- Nowhere To Run
- Dust My Broom
- Live My Troubles On Down
- Who Was That Awhile Ago
- Disappearing Act
- The Best Way To Lose The Blues
- It's A Shame, Shame, Shame
- Loving Arms  
- Loving Arms
- A Distant Feel
- What'll I Tell The Children
- The Winds Came
- Nothing But A Child
- Six Over Ten


Blues Factory BFY 47031
(NL)
442005Blues With A Message

- I Have To Paint My Face - Sam Chatman
- John Henry - John Jackson
- Walked Down So Many Turn Rows - Mercy Dee
- Tom Moore's Farm - Mance Lipscomb
- Tom Moore Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- River Blues - Lowell Fulson
- Levee Camp Blues - Fred McDowell
- The 1919 Influenza Blues - Essie Jenkins
- Why I Like Roosevelt - Willie Eason
- Little Soldier Boy - Doctor Ross
- Prisoner's Talking Blues - Robert Pete Williams
- I Got To Climb A High Mountain - Johnie Lewis
- Depression Blues - Herman E. Johnson
- Stockyard Blues - Johnny Young/Big Walter Horton

- What Will I Tell The Children - Juke Boy Bonner
- It's Enough - Juke Boy Bonner
Things Gonna Get Better - Bee Houston, TX
Back Home Blues - Big Joe Williams


notes by Paul Oliver

Arhoolie CD 510
452008Bob Geddins' Irma Records Story

Weldon 'Juke Boy' Bonner
- Well Baby
- Rock With Me Baby
Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters
- I Wanna Make Love To You
- You're The One
- Fare-Well
- Savoy's Jump
- I'm The One
- Take A Chance
- Beer Tavern Girl
- My Love For You
Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton & The Hi-Tones
- Don't Talk Back
- Big Mama's Coming Home
Johnny Fuller
- Strange Land
Johnny Fuller & The 'Candyman' McGuirt Band
- First Stage Of The Blues
- No More No More
Johnny Fuller
- Weeping And Mourning
Jimmy Wilson & His Blues Blasters
- Oh Red
- Blues In The Alley
Geneva Vallier & The 'Candyman' McGuirt Band
- He's A Friend (Vote For Adlai Stevenson)
- Sunny Day
Intervals & Chick Morris' Band
- Love Me Sweet
Starlighters
- Last Night
- Love Cry
Al Smith & The Angels
- Leavin' You Baby
Golden Keys
- One Step (Don't Wonder 'Bout Him)
- Somebody Touched Me


notes by
Opal Louis Nations

Acrobat CD 4038


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 57-59
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 126-129
- http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/jukeboy.htm
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Cover of Arhoolie F 1036

thanks to Alan Balfour, Marc Claes and Ray Templeton for additional info / scans

W E L D O N   'J U K E   B O Y'   B O N N E R; from back cover of Rockin' Blues LP 1000
source: back cover of Rockin' Blues LP 1000

W E L D O N   'J U K E   B O Y'   B O N N E R; from front cover of Arhoolie ST 1045
source: cover of Arhoolie ST 1045 (1969)

cover of Jazz Journal vol. 28 no. 4 (April 1975)
cover of Jazz Journal vol. 28 no. 4 (April 1975)

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