G R A C E   B R I M; source: Blues Who's Who, p. 66
source: Blues Who's Who, p. 66
photographer: Amy O'Neal

Grace and
John Brim
Grace Brim
b. Grace Millard   July 10, 1923 in Biscoe, Arkansas

d. June 28, 1999 in Gary, Indiana
John Brim
b. April 10, 1922 near Hopkinsville, Kentucky

d. October 1, 2003 in Gary, Indiana
discography
J O H N   B R I M; from back cover of BRP 2016
John Brim, 1953   source: back cover of BRP 2016

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

Grace and John Brim 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
11950BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER

- Leaving Blues (A)
- Have You Heard About It? (B)

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit, MI; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p (left hand); James Watkins, p (right hand); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr

Big Maceo Merriweather discography




Fortune 137
21950JOHN BRIM AND HIS COMBO

- Strange Man (A)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Mean Man Blues (B)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. 1950 in Detroit, MI; Grace Brim, voc, hca; John Brim, g; Big Maceo Merryweather (left hand), James Watkins (right hand), p



Fortune 801
   

- Strange Man (alt. tk)

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit, MI; Grace Brim, voc, hca; John Brim, g; Big Maceo Merryweather (left hand), James Watkins (right hand), p
Fortune unissued

Fortune FTS 3012

   

- Bus Driver

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit, MI; John Brim, voc, g; Big Maceo Merryweather, p
Fortune unissued

Fortune LP 8018
(cancelled)

Fantastic Voyage FVTD070
(2010)

31950BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER

- Worried Life Blues No. 2 (A)
- Strange To Me Blues (B)

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit, MI; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p (left hand); James Watkins, p (right hand); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr

Big Maceo Merriweather discography


Fortune 805
   

- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing #
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool []

rec. c. 1950 in Detroit, MI; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p (left hand); Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr

Big Maceo Merriweather discography

Fortune unissued

# Fortune FTS 3002
[] Fortune FTS 3012

41951JOHN BRIM

- Dark Clouds (G101)
- Lonesome Man Blues (G102)

rec. 1951 in St. Louis, MO; John Brim, voc, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p



Random 201
51951MRS. JOHN BRIM

- Going Down The Line (G103)   @ Spotify
- Leaving Daddy Blues (G104)   @ Spotify

rec. 1951 in St. Louis, MO; Grace Brim, voc; John Brim, g; Roosevelt Sykes, p



Random 202
61951JOHN BRIM TRIO

- Trouble In The Morning (JB41534 [sic], A)
- Humming Blues (JB41535 [sic], B) #

rec. September 27, 1951 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g, # humming; Sunnyland Slim, p, # humming; Moody Jones, b



J.O.B. 110
   

- Young And Wild (JB41531)
- I Love My Baby (JB41532-1)
- I Love My Baby (JB41532-2)

rec. September 27, 1951 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Moody Jones, b
J.O.B. unissued

Flyright FLY 568

71952Grace Brim
Queen of the Harmonica

- Man Around My Door (51-922) [same song as "Strange Man" on Fortune] #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Hospitality Blues (51-921)   @ Spotify

rec. August 22, 1952 at Modern Recording Studio, Chicago; Grace Brim, voc, # hca, dr; John Brim, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p

"Man Around My Door" is a remake of "Strange Man" from the 1950 Fortune session, "Hospitality Blues" is a variant of "Catfish Blues"




J.O.B. 117
   

- Hard Pill To Swallow (51923-1) #
- Hard Pill To Swallow (51923-2) *

rec. August 22, 1952 at Modern Recording Studio, Chicago; John Brim, voc, g; Grace Brim, hca, dr; Sunnyland Slim, p; Eddie Taylor, g
J.O.B. unissued

# Juke Joint 1501
# Flyright FLY 568

* Flyright FLY 594

81953JOHN BRIM and His Trio

- Over Nite (U-1016) #
- Drinking Woman (S1924 [sic]) *

# rec. Chicago, late 1952; Sunnyland Slim, p; John Brim, eg; Ernest Cotton, ts; Pete Franklin, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
* rec. August 22, 1952 at Modern Recording Studio, Chicago; John Brim, voc, g; Grace Brim, hca, dr; Sunnyland Slim, p; Eddie Taylor, g

J.O.B. 1011

Flyright FLYCD 31;
Paula PCD-15;
Opal OCD 110;
Westside WESA 910;
Westside CD WESD 233;
Classics CD 5171

   

- Don't Leave Me (No Name Blues) (1014) #
- Moonlight Blues (1015) #
- Couldn't Take My Rest

rec. 1952 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g; Ernest Cotton. ts; Sunnyland Slim, p; Pete Franklin, g; Ernest 'Big Boy' Crawford, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
JOB unissued

# Flyright FLY 568

   

- City Of New Orleans (U-1017)

rec. late 1952 in Chicago, IL; Sunnyland Slim, p; John Brim, eg; Ernest Cotton, ts; Pete Franklin, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
JOB unissued

Westside WESA 910;
Classics CD 5171

91953John Brim

- Rattlesnake (U4350)
- It Was A Dream (U4351)

rec. March 1953 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Louis Myers, Dave Myers, g, Willie Dixon, b; Fred Below, dr

Checker 769
[withdrawn before release]
   

- Ice Cream Man (U7505) # []
- Life Time Baby (U7506) # §

rec. May 4, 1953 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Eddie Taylor, g; Elga Edmonds, dr
Chess unissued

# Blue Horizon 7-63204
[] Chess 1537
§ Chess CD 9114

107/1953JIMMY REED and His Trio

- High And Lonesome (53-104) #
- Roll And Rhumba (53-107)

rec. poss. June 6, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Mathis Jimmy Reed, hca, # voc; John Brim, g; b; Albert King or Morris Wilkerson, dr



Chance 1142







= Vee Jay 100

111/1954JIMMY REED And His Trio

- I Found My Baby (53-106) #
- Jimmies Boogie [sic] (53-105)

rec. poss. June 6, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Jimmy Reed, hca, # voc; John Brim, g; b; Albert King or Morris Wilkerson, dr



Vee Jay 105
11a1953ALBERT KING

- Be On You (Merry Way) (P-53177)
- Bad Luck Blues (P-53178)

rec. November 30, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Albert Nelson, voc, g; Johnny Jones, p; John Brim, g; Willie Dixon, b; Grace Brim ?, dr



Parrot 798
   

- Little Boy Blue (P-53175-1) #
- Little Boy Blue (P-53175-2) *
- Sweet Woman (P-53176) *
- Hand Me Down Blues [alt of above] (P-53176-2) #
- Murder (P-53179) []

rec. November 30, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Albert Nelson, voc, g; Johnny Jones, p; John Brim, g; Willie Dixon, b; Grace Brim ?, dr
Parrot unissued

# Relic LP 8024

* Blue Night BN0731669

[] Chess LP 1538

121954JOHN BRIM and his Stompers

- Tough Times (P-53194) #
- Gary Stomp (P-53195)

rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, g, # voc; Jimmy Reed, hca; Eddie Taylor, g; Grace Brim, dr







Parrot 799
138/1954Sunnyland Slim and His Boys

- Shake It Baby (1009-A) *
- Woman Trouble (= Over Nite) (U-1016) #

* rec. late 1952 in Chicago, IL; Sunnyland Slim, p; unidentified, eg; Ernest Cotton, ts; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Alfred Wallace, dr; unidentified female, voc [formerly released as Ebony 1009]
# rec. late 1952 in Chicago, IL; Sunnyland Slim, p; John Brim, eg; Ernest Cotton, ts; Pete Franklin, g; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b; Alfred Wallace, dr

J.O.B. 1105

Flyright FLYCD 31;
Paula PCD-15;
Opal OCD 110;
Westside WESA 910;
Westside CD WESD 233;
Classics CD 5171

141955JOHN BRIM And His Gary Kings

- Go Away (7666)   @ youtube
- That Ain't Right (7667)   @ youtube

rec. January 1955 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g; James Dalton, hca; W.C. Dalton, g; Grace Brim, dr



Chess 1588
151956JOHN BRIM and his Gary Kings

- I Would Hate To See You Go (Be Careful) (8080)
- You Got Me Where You Want Me (8081 [on label: 8082])

rec. April 5, 1956 in Chicago, IL; John Brim, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Robert Lockwood Jr., g; Willie Dixon, b; Fred Below, dr







Chess 1624

LP / CD compilations
161964Jimmy Reed: The Legend - The Man

- High And Lonesome [Vee Jay 100]
- You Don't Have To Go
- Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
- You Got Me Dizzy
- Honest I Do
- Going To New York

- Baby What You Want Me To Do
- Big Boss Man
- Bright Lights Big City
- Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth
- Shame Shame Shame
- I'm Going Upside Your Head

Vee Jay LP includes parts of an interview with Jimmy Reed and Calvin Carter as introductions to each song [not included on later issues!]


Vee Jay VJLP 8501 (mono)
= VJS 8501 (stereo)


= Exodus EX 324 (mono)
= EXS 324 (stereo)(1966)

= Joy JOYS111 (UK 1968)

171965Chicago Blues - The Early 1950s

Homesick James
- Homesick
Baby Face Leroy
- Boll Weevil
- Rollin' & Tumblin' - pt. 1
Little Walter
- Muskadine
J. B. Hutto
- Dim Lights
- Things Are So Slow
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
Baby Face Leroy
- Rollin' & Tumblin' - pt. 2

Junior Wells
- Hoodoo Man
Little Willie Foster
- Falling Rain Blues
Snooky & Moody
- Stockyard Blues
Johnny Young
- Money Taking Woman
Floyd Jones
- Dark Road
Big Walter
- Hard Hearted Woman
Robert Nighthawk
- Kansas City Blues

John Brim
- Tough Times [Parrot 799]

Blues Classics BC 8

Blues Classics
discography

17a1966Let Me Tell You About The Blues   Volume One

Floyd Jones
- Keep What You Got
Ernest Lewis
- No More Lovin'
- West Coast Blues
Little Hudson
- Rough Treatment
Howlin' Wolf
- Passing By Blues

John Brim
- Gary Stomp
Eddie Hope
- Lost Child

J.B. Hutto
- Combination Boogie
- Now She's Gone
West Texas Slim
- Little Mae Bell
- Loudella
Eddie Hope
- A Fool No More
Danny Boy
- Kokomo Me Baby
The Howling Wolf
- I Want Your Picture
- My Baby Stole Off


notes by Mike Leadbitter



Blue Horizon LP 2
[only 99 copies pressed]
181968Elmore James / John Brim: Tough

Elmore James
- Stormy Monday Blues
- Going For Good

John Brim
- Lifetime Baby [Chess unissued]
Elmore James
- I See My Baby

John Brim
- Be Careful What You Do [Chess 1624]
Elmore James
- The Sun Is Shining


John Brim
- You Got Me [Chess 1624]
Elmore James
- Whose Muddy Shoes
- Madison Blues

John Brim
- Ice Cream Man [Chess unissued]
Elmore James
- My Best Friend
- Talk To Me Baby

Elmore James discography

notes by Neil Slaven



Blue Horizon S 7-63204 (UK)
191969Blues People

Baby Boy Warren
- My Special Friend Blues
- Nervy Woman Blues
Robert Nighthawk
- Six Three O
- Jackson Town Girl
Snooky Pryor
- Boogy Fool
- Raisin' Sand
Mumbles (Walter Horton)
- Little Boy Blue
- Now Tell Me Baby

John Brim Trio
- Trouble In The Morning [J.O.B. 110]
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
Snooky Pryor
- I'm Getting Tired
- Going Back On The Road
Little Son Willis
- Roll Me Over Slow
- Baby Come Back Home
Lazy Bill Lucas and His Blue Rhythms
- She Got Me Walkin'
- I Had A Dream



Highway 51 H-102

Highway 51 discography

201970Elmore James / John Brim: Whose Muddy Shoes

John Brim
- Ice Cream Man [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]
Elmore James
- Whose Muddy Shoes [Checker unissued]
- Madison Blues [Chess unissued]
- I See My Baby [Checker unissued]

John Brim
- You Got Me [Chess 1624]
Elmore James
- My Best Friend [Checker unissued]
- The Sun Is Shining [Chess unissued]


Elmore James
- Talk To Me Baby [Chess 1756 'I Can't Hold Out']

John Brim
- Rattlesnake [Checker 769, withdrawn before release]
- Be Careful [Chess 1624]
Elmore James
- Dust My Broom [Checker 777 'She Just Won't Do Right']
- Tool Bag Boogie [Checker 777 'Country Boogie']

John Brim
- Tough Times [Parrot 799]
Elmore James
- Call It Stormy Monday [Chess unissued]


bonus tracks on Universal CD
Elmore James
- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.) [Argo LP 4034]

John Brim
- Gary Stomp [Parrot 799]

Elmore James discography

notes by Pete Welding



Chess 1537 (UK)

= Chess AWX-6133 (Jp 1974)

notes by Pete Welding
(transl. by Ivano Amati)



= Blues Rock BRP 2016
(It 1981)

= Chess CXMP2007
(UK 1982)
= Chess GCH 8097 (UK 1982)

notes by Don Snowden

= Chess CHD9114 (US 1984)


= P-Vine PLP 823 (Jp)


= Universal CD 3443
(Jp 2004)

211971Big Maceo Merriweather and John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault
- Juke Bug
- Blues For Big Town
- Big Fine Woman
- Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)


Big Maceo Merriweather
- Leaving Blues #
- Have You Heard About It #
- Strange To Me #
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 #
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing # []
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool # []

# rec. c.1950 in Detroit, MI; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; [] Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr

"Eloise..." listed by Fancourt & McGrath as released on FTS 3002, but actuallly included on Fortune LP FTS 3012






Fortune FTS 3002
22197?Blues Sounds of the Hastings Street Era
(The Original Detroit Blues)

Doctor Ross
- San Francisco Breakdown

Big Maceo Merriweather
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
John Lee Hooker
- Have Mercy On Poor Me

Gracie Brim
- Strange Man (alt. tk.)
Calvin Frazier
- Lilly Mae

The Richard Brothers
- Stolen Property
Henry Smith
- Dog Me Blues
Big Jack Reynolds
- Going Down Slow
Bobo Jenkins
- Seasick And Waterbound
Eddie Kirkland
- I Must Have Done Somebody Wrong


compiled by Jack Brown
notes by Richard Pohrt

Fortune FTS 3012
231971JOHN BRIM

- You Put The Hurt On Me
- Movin' Out

rec. 1971; John Brim, voc, g; John Brim Jr., g, b; Grace Brim, dr
7 inch 45 rpm

BB Records 1001
[John & Grace Brim's label]
241971On The Road Again
An Anthology Of Chicago Blues 1947-1954

lp 1 track sequence
Floyd Jones & His Trio
- On The Road Again
Baby Face Leroy Trio
- Red Headed Woman
Johnny Shines
- Brutal Hearted Woman (U 2339)

John Brim Trio
- Trouble In The Morning [J.O.B. 110]
J.B. & His Hawks
- Now She's Gone
Snooky And Moody
- Keep What You Got
Little Walter Trio
- Bad Acting Woman

Johnny Shines
- Evening Sun (U 2337)
Little Walter Trio
- Moonshine Blues
Delta Joe
- Roll, Tumble And Slip
J.B. & His Hawks
- Pet Cream Man
Othum Brown
- Ora Nelle Blues

John Brim Trio
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
Little Walter Trio
- I Just Keep Lovin' Her
J.B. & His Hawks
- Lovin' You

M 100 / XTRA 1133 track sequence
Floyd Jones & His Trio
- On The Road Again
Snooky And Moody
- Keep What You Got
Delta Joe
- Roll, Tumble And Slip
Little Walter Trio
- Bad Acting Woman
- I Just Keep Lovin' Her
- Moonshine Blues
Baby Face Leroy Trio
- Red Headed Woman
Othum Brown
- Ora Nelle Blues

Johnny Shines
- Evening Sun (U 2337)
- Brutal Hearted Woman (U 2339)

John Brim Trio
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
- Trouble In The Morning [J.O.B. 110]
J.B. & His Hawks
- Lovin' You
- Pet Cream Man
- Now She's Gone


disc to tape transfer: Pete Welding
original recordings provided by Frank Scott and Bruce Bromberg
liner notes by John Harmer & Frank Scott

Rick Griffin cover art
4 pages insert





Muskadine 1


= Muskadine M 100

Muskadine discography




= XTRA 1133 (1973)

XTRA discography

251971Nothing 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)
261972Chicago Blues Anthology

Album 1
- Tough Times [Parrot 799] - John Brim
- Anna Lee - Robert Nighthawk
- So Glad I Found You - Johnny Shines
- Having Fun - Memphis Slim
- Goin' Away Baby - Jimmy Rogers
- I Don't Know - Willie Mabon

- Dark Road - Floyd Jones
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Eisenhower Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- By Myself - Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam
- Murmur Low - Big Boy Spires

- Rattlesnake [Checker 769] - John Brim

Album 2
- I See My Baby - Elmore James
- Korea Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- You Can't Live Long - Floyd Jones
- I Can't Stop - Willie Dixon
- Third Degree - Eddie Boyd
- Ten Years Ago - Buddy Guy


- Be Careful [Chess 1624] - John Brim
- Jackson Town Gal - Robert Nighthawk
- The World's In A Tangle - Jimmy Rogers
- You Know My Live - Willie Dixon
- My Time After A While - Buddy Guy
- Chicago Bound - Jimmy Rogers
2 LP set
notes by Pete Welding





Chess 2CH 60012

= Chess CH 50 011 (Fr)

= Chess CXMD4053
(UK Chess Masters)


= Chess/MCA 2CH 92520
(1984)

271972Take A Little Walk With Me
The Blues in Chicago 1948-1957

J.B. Hutto
- Combination Boogie
Willie Nix
- All By Yourself
Floyd Jones
- Any Old Lonesome Day
Eddie Taylor
- Big Town Playboy
Little Willie Foster
- Little Girl
John Lee Henley
- Knockin' On Lula Mae's Door
Robert Nighthawk
- My Sweet Lovin' Woman

John Brim
- Gary Stomp [Parrot 799]

Lazy Bill Lucas
- She Got Me Walkin'
Willie Nix
- Nervous Wreck
Floyd Jones
- Skinny Woman

Grace Brim
- Going Down The Line [Random 202]
Johnny Young
- My Baby Walked Out
Little Walter
- Blue Baby
Jimmy Rogers
- Ludella No. 2
Baby Face Leroy
- Take A Little Walk With Me



Grace Brim
- Mean Man Blues [Fortune 801]
Robert Nighthawk
- Feel So Bad
Homesick James
- The Woman I Love
Lazy Bill Lucas
- I Had A Dream
Willie Nix
- No More Love
Floyd Jones
- Floyd's Blues
John Lee Henley
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie
Memphis Minnie
- World Of Trouble

Johnny Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
Floyd Jones
- Big World

John Brim
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
Willie Nix
- Just Can't Stay
Junior Wells
- Tomorrow Night
Little Willie Foster
- Crying The Blues
Johnny Shines
- Living In The White House


compiled, annotated and produced by Leroy Pierson
DLP
notes by Leroy J. Pierson









Boogie Disease BD 101/2
[Leroy Pierson's first (one
record) label, 500 copies only]
27a1974Albert King / Otis Rush: Door To Door

Albert King
- Searching For A Woman
- Bad Luck [Parrot 798]
Otis Rush
- So Close
Albert King
- Howlin' For My Darling
Otis Rush
- I Can't Stop
Albert King
- Won't Be Hangin' Around
Otis Rush
- I'm Satisfied

- All Your Love
- You Know My Love

Albert King
- Merry Way [Parrot 798]
- Wild Woman
- Murder [Parrot unissued]
Otis Rush
- So Many Roads, So Many Trains
Albert King
- California Blues



Chess LP 1538


= CH 9322 (1990)

28197?Black Cat Trail

Elmore James
- Hawaiian Blues
Big Boy Spires
- Murmur Low
Johnny Howard
- Vacation Blues
Slim Pickens
- Bad Woman Blues
Robert Nighthawk
- Crying Won't Help You

Grace Brim
- Strange Man [Fortune 801]
Willie Lane
- Black Cat Rag

Otis Hinton
- Walking Down Hill
Snooky Pryor
- Boogie Twist
Black Diamond
- T. P. Railer
Chicago Sunny Boy
- Western Union Man
Baby Face Leroy
- Pet Rabbit
Rev. Utah Smith
- God's Mighty Hand
Country Paul
- Black Cat Trail



Mamlish S-3800

Mamlish discography

291976Chicago Slickers 1948-1953

Little Walter
- I Want My Baby
Floyd Jones
- School Days
- Hard Time
Forest City Joe
- A Woman On Every Street
Little Walter
- Just Keep Lovin' Her

John Brim
- Dark Clouds [Random 201]
- Lonesome Man Blues [Random 201]
Earl Hooker
- Sweet Angel

Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
- Cool Driver
Homesick James
- Lonesome Ole Train
- Farmer's Blues
Delta Joe
- Train Time
Big Boy Spires
- About To Lose My Mind
Floyd Jones
- Early Morning
notes by Leroy Pierson



Nighthawk 102

Nighthawk discography

301976Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man
Memorial Album Vol. 1

- Found My Baby
- Roll & Rhumba
- You Don't Have To Go
- Boogie In The Dark
- Shoot My Baby [prev. unissued]
- Rockin' With Reed
- Come On Baby [prev. unissued]

- Ain't That Loving You Baby
- When You Left Me [prev. unissued]
- My First Plea
- You Got Me Dizzy
- Do The Thing [prev. unissued]
- Little Rain
- Signals Of Love


- Honest I Do
- Odds & Ends
- My Bitter Seed
- Ends & Odds
- A String To Your Heart
- You Got Me Crying
- Down In Virginia

- I'm Gonna Get My Baby
- Caress Me Baby
- I Know It's A Sin
- You In That Sack [prev. unissued]
- Going To New York
- Take Out Some Insurance
- Big Boss Man

"Memorial Album Vol. 2" never happened

DLP
notes by Alan Balfour

DJM DJD 28033 (UK)
311977After Midnight - Chicago Blues 1952-1957

J.B. Hutto
- Price Of Love
Jimmy Reed
- State Street Boogie

Grace Brim
- Hospitality Blues [J.O.B. 117]
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117]
Howlin' Wolf
- Sweet Woman
- Dorothy Mae
Tampa Red
- Please Mr. Doctor
- I Should Have Loved Her More

Eddie Taylor
- Stroll Out West
- Find My Baby
Baby Face Leroy
- Pet Rabbit
- Louella
Curtis Jones
- Flamin' Blues
- Upside Down Blues
L.C. McKinley
- Rosalie Blues
- Pains In My Heart

Delta Swing 379
click to enlarge !
Van Halen.- Warner Bros. 1978
containing a cover of John Brim's "Ice Cream Man"
321978Blues Is Killing Me
14 Rare Performances

Leroy Foster
- Blues Is Killin' Me
Robert Lockwood
- Dust My Broom

Grace Brim
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117]
Floyd Jones
- Big World
J. B. Lenoir
- How Much More
Moody Jones
- Please Somebody
Harry Brooks
- Black Mare

poss. Elgin Evans
- Ethel Bea
Eddie Boyd
- Hard Headed Woman
Sunnyland Slim
- The Devil Is A Busy Man
B.B. King
- Recession Blues

John & Grace Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow (tk. 1)
Memphis Minnie and Her Combo
- World Of Trouble
Percy Parham
- Just A Mouse
notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Juke Joint 1501
331979?John Brim & Little Hudson

P-Vine PLP 9020 track sequence:
John Brim
- Young And Wild
- I Love My Baby tk. 1
- Woke Up This Morning [J.O.B. 110]
- Chattanooga Tennessee [???]
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
- Hard Pill To Swallow [tk. ?]
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]

Little Hudson
- Rough Treatment [J.O.B. 1015]
- I'm Looking For A Woman [J.O.B. 1015]
- Things Going So Tough With Me tk. 4
- Don't Hang Around
- Shake It Baby

John Brim
- Don't Leave Me (No Name Blues)
- Moonlight Blues

Flyright FLY 568 track sequence:
John and Grace Brim
- Young And Wild
- I Love My Baby tk. 1
- I Love My Baby tk. 2 #
- Trouble In The Morning [J.O.B. 110]
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117] #
- Hospitality Blues [J.O.B. 117]
- Hard Pill To Swallow "tk. 2" [tk. 2 actually tk.1]

John Brim
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]
- Don't Leave Me (No Name Blues)
- Moonlight Blues
Little Hudson
- Rough Treatment [J.O.B. 1015]
- I'm Looking For A Woman [J.O.B. 1015]
- Things Going So Tough With Me tk. 1 #
- Things Going So Tough With Me tk. 4
- Don't Hang Around
- Shake It Baby


# tracks not on P-Vine PLP 9020; note on Flyright FLY 568 back cover: "Most of the above were issued on P-Vine PLP-9020, but the album does not include JB-41532-2, 51921 and U-2361-1."


P-Vine PLP 9020 (Jp 197?)

notes by Mike Rowe



(=) Flyright FLY 568 (UK
1981) "Classic Early 1950s
Chicago Blues" - "The JOB
series Vol. 5"

Flyright discography

33a1979Chicago Guitar Killers

Buddy Guy
- Stick Around

Albert King
- Little Boy Blue [Parrot unissued]
Earl Hooker
- Frog Hop
Robert Nighthawk
- She Knows How To Love
B.B. King
- Recession Blues
Otis Rush
- Ooh-Wee Baby
Earl Hooker
- Hooked On Love

Otis Rush
- I Won't Be Worried No More
Earl Hooker
- Guitar Rhumba
Robert Nighthawk
- Someday
Buddy Guy
- Buddy's Boogie

Albert King
- Sweet Woman [Parrot unissued]
B.B. King
- Tickle Britches
Buddy Guy
- $100 Bill





Blue Night BN 073-1669

BU 137/138,50

Blue Night discography

34198?Otis Rush & Buddy Guy: The Final Takes And Others

Otis Rush
- I Can't Quit You Baby
- Groaning The Blues
- She's A Good 'Un
- Double Trouble
Charles Clark
- Row Your Boat
Harold Burrage
- I Cry For You
Ike Turner
- I Know You Don't Love Me Any More
Sunnyland Slim
- Highway 61 (session)
- Blues
Buddy Guy
- This Is The End
- You Sure Can't Do
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years

John Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow (tk. 2)
Freddie Hall
- Can't This Be Mine
unknown
- Laughing To Keep From Crying

Flyright FLY 594

Flyright discography

351980Chicago Slickers   Vol. 2   1948-55

Little Walter
- Blue Baby
Man Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
- My Baby Walked Out
Robert Nighthawk
- My Sweet Lovin' Woman

Grace Brim
- Goin Down The Line [Random 202]
Johnny Shines
- Living In The White House
Willie Nix
- No More Love
- Nervous Wreck

Willie Nix
- Just Can't Stay
- All By Yourself
Floyd Jones
- Skinny Woman

John Brim
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]
Lazy Bill
- I Had A Dream
J. B. Hutto
- Combination Boogie
Floyd Jones
- Any Old Lonesome Day
- Floyd's Blue
notes by Leroy Pierson



Nighthawk 107

Nighthawk discography

361981Chicago Blues - A Quarter Century

LP 1
Big Road To Chicago
Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
- Fish Tail
- Cool Driver
- Ain't Doin' No Good
Floyd Jones
- Dark Road
Moody Jones
- Rough Treatment
- Why Should I Worry
- Please Somebody

5 Long Years At Steel Mill
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- Hard Head Woman
J.T. Brown
- My Gal Went Away
- Soup Line
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
Son Joe
- I'd Write A Letter
Little Brother Montgomery
- Keep On Drinkin'
Memphis Slim
- Black Cat Crossed My Trail



LP 2
Chicago Blues Is Killing Me
Baby Face Leroy
- Blues Is Killing Me
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Pet Rabbit
John Lee Henley
- Knockin' On Lula Mae's Door
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie
J.B. Lenoir
- Let It Roll

John Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow

Just Blowing
Louis Meyers
- Just Wailing
- Bluesy
Big Walter Horton
- Have A Good Time
- Need My Baby
Little Willie Foster
- Crying The Blues
- Little Girl
Junior Wells with Earl Hooker
- Calling All Blues



LP 3
Down Home Child Grown Up
Sunnyland Slim
- Down Home Child
- Over Night
- Highway 61
Lee Jackson
- Fishin' In My Pond
- I'll Just Keep Walking
Arbee Stidham
- When I Find My Baby
Homesick James
- Crossroads


Rather Fight Than Switch
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry
- Try To Quit You Baby
Shakey Jake with Magic Sam
- Call Me If You Need Me
Jesse Fortune
- Too Many Cooks
- Heavy Heart Beat
A.C. Reed
- I'd Rather Fight Than Switch
Ricky Allen
- Ouch!



LP 4
Hard Times Follow Me
Fenton Robinson
- From My Heart
- Say You're Leavin'
Mighty Joe Young
- Hard Times
Earl Hooker
- Blues In D Natural
Lonnie Brooks
- Figure Head
Reggie Boyd
- Nothing But Poison
Andrew Brown
- You Better Stop


Sing The Way I Feel
Koko Taylor
- Honky Tonky
Big Moose
- Rambling Woman
- Foot Race
Big Mac
- Rough Dried Woman
Detroit Jr.
- The Way I Feel
- Call My Job
Bobby Rush
- I Don't Know
Buster Benton
- Money Is The Name Of The Game
4 LP set
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P-Vine PLP-9022-9025 (Jp)
373/1981Jimmy Reed: High And Lonesome

- She Don't Want Me No More
- High And Lonesome [Vee Jay 100]
- I'm Gonna Ruin You
- Pretty Thing
- You Upset My Mind

- Jimmie's Boogie [Vee Jay 105]
- Baby Don't Say That No More
- I Don't Go For That

- I Love You Baby
- Honey Don't Let Me Go
- It's You Baby
- Honey Where You Going
- You Know I Love You
- Please Don't
- You Gonna Need My Help
- Sugar Sugar
notes by Bez Turner

Charly CRB 1013
37a1983Chess Masters - Chicago Blues

Johnny Jones - Big Town Playboy
Johnny Jones - Shelby County
Blue Smitty - Sad Story [Chess 1522]
Blue Smitty - Elgin Movements [Chess unissued]
Blue Smitty - Date Bait [Chess unissued]
Eddie Boyd - Twenty Four Hours

J B Lenoir - Eisenhower Blues
J B Lenoir - Sitting Down Thinking

John Brim - It Was A Dream [Checker 769 - withdrawn before release]
Henry Gray - I Declare That Ain't Right
Henry Gray - Matchbox Blues

John Brim - Lifetime Baby [Blue Horizon 7-63204]


Otis Spann - It Must Have Been The Devil
Otis Spann - Five Spot

John Brim - Go Away [Chess 1588]
John Brim - That Ain't Right [Chess 1588]
Jimmy Rogers - You're The One
Jimmy Rogers - If It Ain't Me

Muddy Waters - Rock Me
Jimmy Rogers - One Kiss
Howlin' Wolf - I'm Leavin' You
Buddy Guy - Let Me Love You Baby
Buddy Guy - My Time After Awhile
Robert Nighthawk - Someday


concept by Matt Haywood; compiled by Leslie Fancourt & Matt Haywood
DLP



Chess CXMD 4013 (UK)
3811/1985Jimmy Reed: I'm The Man (Down There)

- I Found My Baby [Vee Jay 105]
- Roll And Rhumba [Vee Jay 100]
- Shoot My Baby
- Come On Baby
- Rockin' With Reed
- When You Left Me
- State Street Boogie
- Signals Of Love

- I'm The Man Down There
- Tell Me You Love Me
- Let's Get Together
- Lookin' For You Baby
- Don't Think I'm Through
- When Girls Do It
- Left-Handed Woman
- A New Leaf
notes by Bez Turner

Charly CRB 1082
391986Elmore James, John Brim, Floyd Jones

John Brim
- Ice Cream Man
Elmore James
- Whose Muddy Shoes
- Madison Blues
- I See My Baby

John Brim
- You Got Me [Chess 1624]
Elmore James
- My Best Friend
- The Sun Is Shining
- Talk To Me Baby

John Brim
- Rattlesnake [Checker 769]
- Be Careful [Chess 1624]
Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
- Tool Bag Boogie

John Brim
- Tough Times [Parrot 799]
Elmore James
- Call It Stormy Monday
Floyd Jones
- Overseas
- Playhouse
- Dark Road
- Big World
- You Can't Live Long
- Early Morning

Chess/Vogue CD 600119
(Fr)
401989John Brim and Pinetop Perkins
Chicago Blues Session Vol. 12

John Brim
- I'm Gonna Let You Go #
Pinetop Perkins
- Take It Easy Baby

John Brim
- Let Me Hold You #
Pinetop Perkins
- High Heel Sneakers
- Driving Wheel

John Brim
- Naptown #
Pinetop Perkins
- Going Down Slow

John Brim
- Call Me Easy Papa #
Pinetop Perkins
- How Long

John, Grace & John Jr. Brim (1971)
- You Put The Heart On Me [sic]
- Movin' Out

# rec. 1989; John Brim, voc, g; Pinetop Perkins, p; Willie Kent, g; Billy Branch, John Primer, hca



Wolf CD 120.858
411989?Hand Me Down Blues
Parrot/Blue Lake # 1

Henry Gray
- Watch Yourself
- That Ain't Right
- Goodbye Baby
- You Messed Up
Dusty Brown
- He Don't Love You
- Yes She's Gone
- Hurry Home
- Rusty Dusty


Albert King
- Hand Me Down Blues [Parrot unissued]
- Little Boy Blue (alt tk) [Parrot unissued]
John Brim
- Gary Stomp [Parrot 799]
Sunnyland Slim
- Going Back To Memphis
- Devil Is A Busy Man
Snooky Pryor
- Crosstown Blues [Parrot 807]
- I Want You For Myself [Parrot 807]
Little Willie Foster
- Four Day Jump


notes (December 1989)
by Dick Shurman







Relic 8024 (US 1989?)


= Relic CD 7015 (US 1990)

421991Paula Records presents
Chicago Blues Of The 1950's

- Irma Lee - Guitar Shorty
- You Don't Treat Me Right - Guitar Shorty
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight - Lillian Offitt
- I'll Just Keep Walkin' - Lee Jackson
- Fishin' In My Pond - Lee Jackson
- Changing Love - Clarence Jolly
- Easy Baby (Take 5) - Magic Sam
- Highway 61 - Sunnyland Slim
- Why Should I Worry - Moody Jones
- Screaming And Crying - Morris Pejoe
- Maybe Blues - Morris Pejoe

- Trouble In The Morning - John Brim
- I Love My Baby - John Brim
- Man Around My Door - Grace Brim [J.O.B. 117]
- Humming Blues - John Brim
- Hospitality Blues - Grace Brim [J.O.B. 117]
- Young And Wild - John Brim
- Drinking Woman - John Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow - John Brim
- Don't Leave Me - John Brim
- Moonlight Blues - John Brim

Paula PCD-22

notes by Mark Humphrey

= KC CD 03 (Cz 1992)
"Chicago Blues Of The
Fifties"

431994John Brim: The Ice Cream Man

- Ice Cream Man
- Jump With Me
- Lonesome Man Blues
- Tough Times
- Wake up America
- This Old Hangover
- Old Time Boogie
- Be Careful
- Standin' Around Cryin'
- Messin' Around
- Can't Hold Out Much Longer
- I Wonder Why
- Going Down Slow

rec. 1994; John Brim, voc, g; Bob Margolin, g; Jerry Portnoy, hca; Little Anthony Geraci, p; Tom Brill, b; Wes Johnson, dr

Tone Cool CD TC 1150
441994Roosevelt Sykes
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 9 (18 November 1947 to 1951)

- Boogie Honky Tonk
- Booze Blues
- Time Wasted On You
- Until The Cows Come Home
- High As A Georgia Pine
- I Know How You Feel
- Candy Man Blues
- Why Should I Cry?
- He's Just A Gravy Train
- Southern Blues
- Stop Her Poppa
- My Baby Is Gone
- Drivin' Wheel
- Rock It
- West Helena Blues
- Mailbox Blues
- Wintertime Blues
- Blues 'N' Boogie
- Green Onion Top
- Wonderin' Blues

- Dark Clouds [Random 201]
- Lonesome Man Blues [Random 201]
- Going Down The Line [Random 202]
- Leaving Daddy Blues [Random 202]

Document BDCD 6049

www.document-records.com

451994Charlie Spand - Big Maceo

Charlie Spand
- Gold Tooth Mama
- Big Alley Rat Blues
- Hoodoo Woman Blues
- Soon This Morning No. 2
- Rock And Rye
- She's A Squabblin' Woman
- Alabama Blues
- Gone Mother Blues

Big Maceo
- It's All Up To You
- Why Should I Hang Around
- Macy Special
- Come On Home
- Winter Time Blues
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman
- Big City Blues
- Do You Remember?
- Just Tell Me Baby
- One Sunday Morning

- Leavin' Blues [Fortune 137]
- Have You Heard About It [Fortune 137]
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 [Fortune 805]
- Strange To Me Blues [Fortune 805]
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing [Fortune LP3002]

Old Tramp OTCD-04
45a1995Big Maceo: Worried Life Blues
The Blues Collection Nr. 38

- County Jail Blues
- Why Should I Hang Around?
- Anytime For You
- Since You Been Gone
- I Got The Blues
- Worried Life Blues
- Winter Time Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Detroit Jump
- Texas Blues
- Tuff Luck Blues

- Have You Heard About It
- Strange To Me
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Leaving Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing



Orbis BLU NC 038
461996Too Late, Too Late Vol. 5 (1927-64)

Sister Morgan (1927)
- Hurry Down, Sunshine, And See What Tomorrow Brings
Lonnie Johnson (1927)
- Handfull O' Keys
- Searchin' For Flats
Cow Cow Davenport (1928)
- Cow Cow Blues (take B)
Elizabeth Johnson (1928)
- Be My Kid Blues
- Sobbin' Woman Blues
Leroy Carr (1928)
- Box Car Blues
Frank Stokes (1929)
- I'm Going Away Blues
- Old Sometime Blues
Henry Townsend (1931)
- Doctor, Oh Doctor
- Jack Of Diamonds Georgia Rub
Blind Wille McTell (1933)
- Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 1)
- Love Makin' Mama (take 2)
John (Big Nig) Bray (1934)
- Trench Blues. Leadbelly (1940)
- Didn't Ol' John Cross The Water?
Sonny Terry (1944/45)
- I Have Had My Fun
- Keys To The Highway
Leadbelly (1945)
- Eagle Rock Rag (alt. take)
James 'Jack Of All Trades' McCain (1945)
- Good Mr. Roosevelt
Montana Taylor (1946)
- Lowdown Bugle (take B)
- Detroit Rocks

Big Maceo (c.1950)
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool #
Scrapper Blackwell (1959)
- How Long No. 2
Rev. Lonnie Farris (1964)
- Peace In The Valley (Proverb 1001)


# rec. c.1950 in Detroit, MI; Big Maceo Merriweather, voc, p; Grace Brim, hca; James Watkins, p (right hand only?); John Brim, g; Alonzo Tucker, dr
notes by Guido van Rijn

Document DOCD 5411

www.document-records.com

471997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 1

- 609 Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Cat Squirrel - Dr. Ross
- Ten Below Zero (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Ten Below Zero (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Cry Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Love You Baby - John Lee Hooker
- Call The Doctor - Dr. Ross
- Worried Life Blues - Maceo Merriweather
- I Must've Done Something Wrong - Eddie Kirkland
- New York Breakdown - Dr. Ross
- I Had A Little Dog - Big Jack Reynolds
- Whiskey & Women - John Lee Hooker

- Strange Man - Grace Brim
- Industrial Boogie - Dr. Ross
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 1) - Bobo Jenkins
- Baby Don't You Want To Go (version 2) - Bobo Jenkins
- Have Mercy On Poor Me - John Lee Hooker
- It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker
- Have You Heard About It - Maceo Merriweather
- Poker Playing Baby - Harry Willis
- Why Did You Leave - Big Blue Carson
- Take Two Steps Back - Earl Chapman
- Cannonball - Dr. Ross
- Crazy 'Bout That Walk - Sir John Lee Hooker
- I'm On My Merry Way - Joe Weaver

Regency CD RR 119 (Ca)
481997A Fortune Of Blues Vol. 2

Dr. Ross - San Francisco Breakdown
John Lee Hooker - Big Fine Woman
Bobo Jenkins - Tell Me Who
Jimmy Milner - Noble's Jump
Dr. Ross - Thirty Two Twenty
James Walton - Miss Jesse James
John Lee Hooker - Blues For Christmas
Big Blue Carson - The Night You Left

Maceo Merriweather - Eloise
John Lee Hooker - Blues For The Big Town
Big Jack Reynolds - Going Down Slow
John Lee Hooker - Juke Hop
Dr. Ross - Sunnyland
Chet Oliver - Going Back To Chicago
Earl Chapman - Lave You Baby
Dr. Ross - Numbers Boogie
Eddie Kirkland - I Need You Baby

Maceo Merriweather - Without You Life Don't Mean A Thing
John Lee Hooker - We're All God's Chillun
Henry Smith - Dog Me Blues
Calvin Frazier - Lillie Mae
James Walton - Leaving Blues
Bobo Jenkins - Nothing But Love
Big Jack Reynolds - You Won't Treat Me Right
John Lee Hooker - Miss Sadie Mae (Curl My Baby's Hair)

Regency CD RR 120 (Ca)
48a1997Blues Before Sunrise, Live - Volume One
A Benefit for Steve Cushing's Radio Show

Big Wheeler
- I'm Ready
- Down In Virginia
- She Loves Another Man
- Got A Feeling (I Got The Blues)
- I Gotta Go

John Brim
- Be Careful
- Lonesome Man Blues
- Tough Times
- Ice Cream Man
Billy Boy Arnold
- Streetwise Advisor
- Billy Boy Medley:
  Stormy Monday / Broken Hearted Blues / Sonny Boy's Jump
Jimmy Burns
- You're The One
- Leaving Here Walking


rec. October 20, 1996 live in Chicago

Delmark CD DE 699

www.delmark.com

492000John Brim: Jake's Blues

- Tougher Times
- Walkin' With Grace
- What May Be Your Name
- You Put The Hurt On Me
- I Just Got To Know
- Dedicated To Grace (part 1)
- Boogie Home
- No Place I Go
- Hey Baby
- Movin' Out Too
- Dedicated To Grace (part 2)
- Oooowee
- * [Grace Brim singing]

John Brim, voc, g; Billy Flynn, g; Jan Arenas, g; Rick Gerek, hca; P.T. Pedersen, b; Matt Laban, dr ("The Tough Time Boys")

Anna Bee ABCD 499

cdbaby.com

502001Rough Treatment: The J.O.B. Records Story

disc 1
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- Late Hours At Midnight - Babyface Leroy
- Pet Rabbit - Babyface Leroy
- How Much More - J.B. Lenoir
- Mojo - J.B. Lenoir
- Boogie Fool - Snooky Pryor
- Crying Shame - Snooky Pryor
- Boogie Twist - Snooky Pryor
- Rough Treatment - Little Hudson
- Don't Hand Around - Little Hudson
- Sweet Woman From Maine - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Dust My Broom - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Dark Road - Floyd Jones
- Skinny Mama - Floyd Jones
- Kissing In The Dark - Memphis Minnie
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd

- Hard Pill To Swallow - John Brim
- Glad I Don't Worry No More - Fat Man
- Please Somebody - Moody Jones
- Keep Drinkin' - Little Brother Montgomery
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie - John Lee

- Man Around My Door - Grace Brim [J.O.B. 117]
- Down Home Child - Sunnyland Slim
- Ethel Bea - Little Son Joe
- Ramblin' - Johnny Shines
- Goin' Back To Memphis - Ernest Cotton


disc 2
- Aw Aw Baby - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Pearly B - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Leaving Your Town - Sunnyland Slim
- Overnight - Sunnyland Slim

- Trouble In The Morning - John Brim
- You've Got To Stop This Mess - Fat Man
- Eighty Nine Ten - Snooky Pryor
- Raising Sand - Snooky Pryor
- Things Going So Tough With Me - Little Hudson
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- Play A Little While - J.B. Lenoir
- People Are Meddling - J.B. Lenoir
- Knockin' On Lula's Mae's Door - John Lee
- Big World - Floyd Jones
- On The Road Again - Floyd Jones
- Brutal Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines
- Cool Driver - Johnny Shines

- Hospitality Blues - Grace Brim [J.O.B. 117]
- Louella - Babyface Leroy
- Blues Is Killing Me - Babyface Leroy
- Blue Coat Man - Eddie Boyd
- Little Too Late - Little Son Joe
- Why Should I Worry - Moody Jones
- Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- World Of Trouble - Memphis Minnie

- Drinking Woman - John Brim
- Uh'm Beautiful - Ernest Cotton
2 CD set

Westside CD WESD 233
512002Chicago Blues Down-Homers!
The J.O.B. Recordings 1950's

Baby Face Leroy
- Pet Rabbit
- Louella
- Blues Is Killing Me
- Late Hours At Midnight

John & Grace Brim
- Young And Wild
- I Love My Baby
- Trouble In The Morning
- Humming Blues
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117]
- Hospitality Blues [J.O.B. 117]
- Hard Pill To Swallow
- Drinking Woman
- Don't Leave Me
- Moonlight Blues
Moody Jones
- Rough Treatment
- Why Should I Worry
- Please Somebody
Floyd Jones
- Big World
- Dark Road
- I Lost A Good Woman
- Skinny Mama
- Rising Wind
- On The Road Again

P-Vine PCD 24089
522003Harmonica Blues, Vol. 2: 1946-1952

CD 1
- Hoodoo Hoodoo John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
- Boogy Fool Snooky Pryor
- Take One More Chance With Me Jazz Gillum
- Mellow Chick Swing John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
- Woman On Every Street Forest City Joe
- Pontiac Blues Sonny Boy Williamson
- Me Bebop Gal Doctor Ross
- Little Boy Blue Big Walter Horton
- Love My Baby Frank Edwards
- Mercury Boogie
- Cadillac Blues J. D.Horton
- Better Get Ready Elder Roma Wilson
- Brazos Blues Billy Brazos
- Santa Fe Blues Pee Wee Hughes
- Rambling Around My Blues Sam Kelly
- Walkin' Talkin' Blues Joe Hill Louis
- Now Tell Me Baby Big Walter Horton
- Mr. Downchild Sonny Boy Williamson
- Harmonica Boogie Pete Lewis
CD 2
- Down South Blues Drifting Slim
- Blue Midnight Little Walter
- Going to New Orleans Little Sam Davis
- Harmonica Rhumba Sonny Terry
- Riding in the Moonlight Howlin' Wolf
- Scratchin' Pete Lewis
- Baby, Let's Have Some Fun Sonny Terry
- Honeydripper Papa Lightfoot
- Come Home and Go With Me Sonny Boy Johnson
- Stop Mess Around
- Jumpin' With Jarvis Papa Lightfoot

- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117] - Grace Brim
- Little Milton's Boogie - Little Milton
- Five Foot Three - Sunny Blair
- Wailin' Willie - Rhythm Willie
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- Sad Hours - Little Walter

Fremeaux CD FA 5059 (Fr)

www.fremeaux.com

53200?John Brim: Authorized Blues
His Random and JOB Recordings

- Dark Clouds [Random 201]
- Lonesome Man Blues [Random 201]
- Going Down The Line [Random 202]
- Young And Wild
- I Love My Baby
- Trouble In The Morning [J.O.B. 110]
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
- Hard Pill To Swallow
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]
- Don't Leave Me
- Moonlight Blues
- Moving Out [BB ]
- You Put The Hurt On Me [BB ]

Anna Bea ABCD 451
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David Lee Roth: Diamond Dave.- Magna Carta 2003
containing a cover of John Brim's "Ice Cream Man"
542003Big Maceo: Big City Blues
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Vol. 2 (1945-1950)

- Maceo's 32-20
- Come On Home
- Texas Stomp
- Detroit Jump
- Winter Time Blues
- Won't Be A Fool No More
- Big Road Blues
- Chicago Breakdown
- Broke And Hungry Blues
- If You Ever Change Your Ways
- It's All Over Now
- I Lost My Little Woman
- One Sunday Morning
- Just Tell Me Baby
- Do You Remember?
- Big City Blues

- Leavin' Blues
- Have You Heard About It?
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Strange To Me Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
notes by Gillian George

Document DOCD 5674
54a2003Queens of the Blues

- Kissing in the Dark - Memphis Minnie
- Man Around My Door - Grace Brim [J.O.B. 117]
- All Right Baby - Big Mama Thorton & The Harlem Stars
- World of Trouble - Memphis Minnie

- Hospitality Blues - Grace Brim [J.O.B. 117]
- Midnight Special - Odetta
- Killer Diller - Betty Everett
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight - Lillian Offitt
- Ain't Gonna Cry - Betty Everett
- Oh Mama - Lillian Offitt
- Honky Tonky - Koko Taylor
- If I Could Live My Life - Dorothy Prince
- Like Heaven to Me - Koko Taylor
- Bad Luck - Betty Harris
- You're No Good - Barbara West
- Home Wrecker - Fontella Bass
- You Can't Have Your Cake (And Eat It Too) - Tommie Young
- Crazy About You Baby - Ike & Tina Turner


Fuel 2000 61370
552004The Chronological John Brim 1950-1953

- Strange Man [Fortune 801]
- Mean Man Blues [Fortune 801]
- Dark Clouds [Random 201]
- Lonesome Man Blues [Random 201]
- Going Down The Line [Random 202]
- Leaving Daddy Blues [Random 202]
- Young And Wild
- I Love My Baby
- Trouble In The Morning [J.O.B. 110]
- Humming Blues [J.O.B. 110]
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117]
- Hospitality Blues [J.O.B. 117]
- Hard Pill To Swallow
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]
- Don't Leave Me (No Name Blues)
- Moonlight Blues
- Rattlesnake [Checker 769]
- It Was A Dream [Checker 769 - withdrawn before release]
- Lifetime Baby
- Ice Cream Man
- Tough Times [Parrot 799]
- Gary Stomp [Parrot 799]
notes by Dave Penny

Jazz Classics CD 5086
562005Detroit Blues

disk 1
Calvin Frazier
- I'm In The Highway Man
- This Old World's In A Tangle (Fragment)
- Lilly Mae (1)
- Welfare Blues
- Blues
- She's A Double-Crossin' Woman
- Calvin Frazier Interview
- Dirty Dozens, The
- Calvin Frazier Interview
- Boogie-Woogie
- Lilly Mae (2)
- This Old World's In A Tangle
- Highway 51 Blues
Sampson Pittman
- John Henry - Cotton Farmer Blues
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- Joe Louis
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- Welfare Blues
- Sampson Pittman Interview
- I Been Down In The Circle Before
- Sampson Pittman Interveiw
- Levee Camp Story
- Highway 61 Blues
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (1)
- Brother Low-Down And Sister Do-Dad (2)


disk 2
John Lee Hooker
- Cold Chills (All Over Me)
- Rock Me Mama
- It Hurts Me So
- I Got Eyes For You
- Key To The Highway
- Bluebird Blues
- It's Been A Long Time Baby
- Ride 'Til I Die
- I Tried Hard
- Rock House Boogie
- It's Stormin' And Rainin'
- Let's Talk It Over
- Cool Little Car
- Lookin' For A Woman
- Boogie Rambler
- No More Doggin'
- Love Money Can't Buy
- Please Take Me Back
- My Baby Don't Love Me
- Pouring Down Rain
- Real, Real Gone
- Guitar Lovin' Man
- Stuttering Blues
- Too Much Boogie
- Need Somebody


disk 3
Baby Boy Warren
- My Special Friend Blues
- Nervy Woman Blues
- Lonesome Cabin Blues
- Don't Want To Skinny Woman
- Forgive Me Darling
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
- I Got Lucky
- Let's Renew Our Love
- Taxi Driver
- Bad Lover Blues
- Sanafee
- Hello Stranger
- Chicken
- Baby Boy Blues
- Chuck-A-Luck
- Mattie Mae
- Santa Fe
- Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me
- Stop Breakin' Down
- It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done
Eddie Kirkland
- That's All Right
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
- No Shoes
- No Shoes
- Mistreated Woman
- Time For My Lovin' To Be Done


disk 4
Eddie Burns
- Papa's Boogie
- Notoriety Woman
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee
- Dealing With The Devil
Henry Smith
- Lonesome Blues
- Good Rockin' Mama
L.C. Green
- Going Down To The River
Sam Kelly
- Ramblin' Around Blues
Robert Richard
- Cadillac Woman
- Wig Wearing Woman
- Root Hog
Walter Mitchell
- Stop Messing Around
- Pet Milk Blues
Joe Von Battle
- Looking For My Woman
Playboy Fuller
- Gonna Play My Guitar
- Sugar Cane Highway

John Brim Combo
- Strange Man [Fortune 801]
- Mean Man Blues [Fortune 801]
Big Maceo
- Leavin' Blues
- Have You Heard About It
- Worried Life Blues No. 2
- Strange To Me Blues
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing
- Eloise, Don't Play Me For A Fool
Detroit Count
- Hastings Street Opera: 1
- Hastings Street Opera: 2 - Detroit Count
4 CD set

JSP CD 7736
572009John Brim: Ice Cream Man

- Ice Cream Man
- Going Down The Line
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117]
- Lonesome Man Blues
- Hard Pill To Swallow
- Trouble In The Morning
- Rattlesnake
- I Love My Baby
- Lifetime Baby
- Humming Blues
- Gary Stomp
- Strange Man
- Goin' Down Slow
- I Wonder Why?
- I Can't Hold Out Much Longer
- Ice Cream Man [1994]
- Old Time Boogie

"home made" by
mindaugasbluescollection.
blogspot.com
582009Juicy Harmonica

- Gary Stomp - John Brim & His Stompers [Parrot 799]]
- Biscuit Baking Mama - Big Ed & His Combo [Checker 790]
- Tough Times - John Brim & His Stompers [Parrot 799]
- Boggie Woogie Woogie Baby - Little Milton (vocal Eddie White) [Delta 403]
- Boogie Beat - Levi Seabury & His Band [Blues Boys Kingdom 101]
- Harmonica Train - Sonny "Hootin'" Terry & His Night Owls [Jackson 2302]
- Little Milton's Boogie - Little Milton [Delta 403]
- Don't Do It Again - Leslie Louis [Rockin' 509]
- My Little Baby - Little Shy Guy & The Hot Rods [Calvert 107]
- Goin' Back To Orleans - Jesse & Buzzy [Savoy 1556]
- Working Man - Long Tall Lester & His Band [Duke 197]
- All Because Of You - Long Tall Lester & His Band [Duke 197]
- Well, You Know - Dusty Brown [Bandera 2503]
- Messin' With The Kid - Mojo Buford [Bangar 4415]
- Whole Lotta Woman - Mojo Buford [Bangar 4415]
- Get Up And Go - Al Smith [Falcon 1001]
- You Better Believe It - Harmonica Slim [Vita 138]
- Mary Helen - Harmonica Slim [Aladdin 3317]
- Somebody Voodooed The Hoodooman - Model "T" Slim [Audio Blues 1932]
- You're Growing Old Baby Model "T" Slim [Audio Blues 1932]
- Take My Hand - Model "T" Slim [Audio Blues 1933]
- Spend My Money - Little Daddy Walton & Sons [Pennie 555]
- Highway Blues - Little Daddy Walton & Sons [Big Hit 100]
- You'd Better Change - Joe Richards [Carl 504]
- Jive Harp - Tim Whitsett & His Imperials [Trebco 701]
- Hello Mary Lee - Ken Cameron
[Hilltop 1001]


Sundown CD 4001

Sundown discography

594/2010Juke Joint Blues 2
Crazy With The Blues

disc 1:
Lee Brown: Horse Shoe Boogie
Jerry Mccain - Bad Credit
Cleo Harves - Crazy With The Blues
Papa Lightfoot - P.l. Blues
Louis Campbell - Gotta Have You Baby
Sammy Myers - My Love Is Here To Stay
Mr. Honey - Build A Cave
Andrew Thomas - Chicago Blues
K.C. Douglas - Mercury Boogie
Haskell Sadler - Gone For Good
Boogie Bill Webb - I Ain't For It
James Tisdom - Model T Boogie
Big Chenier - Let Me Hold Your Hand
King Davis - Waggin' Your Tail
Sonny Boy Johnson - I'm Drinkin' My Last Drink
Sidney Maiden - Eclipse Of The Sun
J.D. Edwards - Playboy Blues
Left Hand Charlie - Miss My Lagnion
Country Jim - Old River Blues
Lewis Campbell - Don't Want Anyone Hangin' Around
Buddy Lewis - Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Slim Green - Tricky Woman Blues
Lee Brown - Ruby Moore Blues
Pete McKinley - Mean Black Snake
Ernest McClay - Night Working Woman
Jerry Perkins - P 38 Stomp
Hot Rod Happy - Worried Blues


disc 2:
Jimmy Rogers - Round About Boogie
John Brim - Bus Driver [Fortune unissued]
Willie Lane - Prowlin' Ground Hog
James Tisdom - Throw This Poor Dog A Bone
Lewis Campbell - A Call On The Phone
Pinebluff Pete - A Woman Acts Funny
Haskell Sadler - Do Right Mind
Lee Brown - Lowland Blues
King Davis - Someday You'll Understand
K.C. Douglas - Lonely Boy Blues
J.D. Edwards - Hobo
Sonny Boy Johnson - Swimming Pool Blues
Jerry McCain - My Next Door Neighbor
Jimmy McCracklin - My Baby's Last Goodbye
Big Chenier - Please Try To Realise
Sidney Maiden - Everything Is Wrong
Pete McKinley - Cryin' For My Baby
Mr. Honey - Who May Your Regular Be
Sammy Myers - Sleeping In The Ground
Country Jim - I'll Take You Back Baby
Buddy Lewis - You've Got Good Business
Robert Lee Westmoreland - Good Looking Woman Blues
Lee Brown - Round The World Boogie
Louis Campbell - The Natural Facts
James Tisdom - '51 Blues
Boogie Bill Webb - Bad Dog
Papa Lightfoot - Jumpin' With Jarvis


2 CD set

JSP JSPCD 4213
609/2010Let Me Tell You About The Blues
The Evolution of Detroit Blues

CD 1
- A Double Crossing Woman - Calvin Frazier
- Highway 61 Blues - Sampson Pittman
- Cadillac Woman - Robert Richard
- Street Opera (Part 1) - Detroit Count
- Stop Messin' Around - Walter Mitchell
- Notoriety Woman - Slim Pickens
- Root Hog - Robert Richard
- Pet Milk Blues - Walter Mitchell
- Sak-Relation Blues - Sylvester Cotton
- Lookin' For My Woman - Joe Von Battle
- Street Opera (Part 2) - Detroit Count
- Ugly Woman Blues - Sylvester Cotton
- Henry's Swing Club - John Lee Hooker
- Little Bitty Woman - James Taylor
- Sweet Lucy - Andrew Dunham
- My Special Friend Blues - Baby Boy Warren
- Stormy Weather Blues - Sylvester Cotton

- Strange Man - John Brim [Fortune 801)
- Worried Life Blues No. 2 - Big Maceo
- Hattie Mae - Andrew Dunham
- Without You My Life Don't Mean A Thing - Big Maceo
- Never Satisfied - John Lee Hooker
- That's All Right - Eddie Kirkland

- Mean Man Blues - John Brim [Fortune 801)
- Where Did You Stay Last Night - Eddie Burns

CD 2
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker
- It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done - Eddie Kirkland
- Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry
- 38 Pistol Blues - L.C. Green
- I'm A Boogie Man - John Lee Hooker
- Sugar Cane Highway - Playboy Fuller
- Hello Miss Jessie Lee - Eddie Burns
- Hastings Street Boogie - L.C. Green
- Gonna Play My Guitar - Playboy Fuller
- Dealing With The Devil - Eddie Burns
- No Shoes - Eddie Kirkland
- Ramblin' Around Blues - Sam Kelly
- Goin' Down To The River Blues - L.C. Green
- Sanafee (Not Welcome Anymore) - Baby Boy Warren
- Natural Man Blues - Johnny Howard

- Bus Driver - John Brim [Fortune unissued]
- Hello Stranger - Baby Boy Warren
- Good Rockin' Mama - Henry Smith
- Dark Night Blues - Johnny Howard
- Lonesome Blues - Henry Smith
- Chicken - Baby Boy Warren
- I Need A $100.00 - One String Sam
- Washboard Blues (Part 1) (Washboard Willie
- Rock House - Calvin Frazier
- My Baby Ooo - One String Sam


CD 3
- Thirty-Five-Thirty - Paul Williams
- We're Gonna Rock - Wild Bill Moore
- T.J. Boogie - T.J. Fowler
- The Hucklebuck - Paul Williams
- Red Hot Blues - T.J. Fowler
- Little Tillie Willie - Detroit Count
- Looky Ploot - Emmit Slay
- Burnt Toast - Wild Bill Moore
- It Ain't Right - Kitty Stevenson
- Beulah - Emmit Slay
- I Want To Rock - Little Miss Sharecropper
- The Rainy Day Blues - Sonny Wilson
- I Feel So Good - Maurice King & His Wolverines
- That's The Best I Can Do For You Blues - The Kool Kats
- I Want A Lavender Cadillac - Maurice King & His Wolverines
- Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles To - Calvin Frazier
- Say Baby Say - T.J. Fowler
- She Fool Me - Harvey Hill
- Little Baby Child - Calvin Frazier
- Remember - Alberta Adams
- J.B. Boogie - Joe Weaver & His Blue Notes
- I Do Like I Please - John Lee Hooker
- No One Monkey Goin' To Run My Show - Gip (Sandman) Roberts
- Five Long Years - Lena Hall
- No More Doggin' - John Lee Hooker


3 CD set

Fantastic Voyage FVTD070
612011Chicago Downhome Harmonica   Vol. 1

- Go Away - John Brim & His Gary Kings
- That Ain't Right - John Brim & His Gary Kings
- The Morning Before Day - Mojo & His Rhythm Quartett
- Memphis To Maxwell - Big John Wrencher
- Tell Me Darling - Big John Wrencher
- Never Leave My Homework Undone - Little Mack Simmon
- Teddy Bear Blues - Little Eddie
- Do You Want Me To Cry - Eddie Taylor
- I Need My Baby Blues - Walter Horton
- Can't Help Myself - Walter Horton
- La Cucuracha - Walter Horton
- You're The Sweetest Girl I Ever Knew - Slim Willis
- Next Time You See Me - Mack Simmons
- My Walking Blues - Little Mack
- You Lied To Me Baby - Sammy Lewis
- The Skrooch - Little Eddie
- I Got My Eyes On You - Smokey Smothers
- Bleeding Heart - J.L. Smith
- Messing With The Kid - Mojo & His Rhythm Quartette
- Blue Light - Mac Simmons
- Drinking Again - Birmingham Jones
- I'm Sittin Here - Eddie Taylor
- The Mix Up - Little Sonny & His Band


Olchicago 11001


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 52-53
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 173-174
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, pp. 66-67
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1966 - A complete guide to 20 years of recorded blues.- London/New York 1968.- pp. 148-150
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/chance.html
- http://www.bsnpubs.com/charly/charly08-crb1000.html
- http://www.bsnpubs.com/veejay/exodus.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/job.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/parrot.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/veejay.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour, Flemming Nielsen, Jennings Falcon, and Ray Templeton for additional info / scans

 

source: Jeff Dunas: State of the Blues.- New York (Aperture Foundation) 1998, p. 143; click to enlarge !
source: Jeff Dunas: State of the Blues.- New York (Aperture Foundation) 1998, p. 143

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