M A X W E L L   S T R E E T   J I M M Y   D A V I S; from front cover of Wolf LP/CD 120.857
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
source: front cover of Wolf LP/CD 120.857
photographer: Michael Frank or Hannes Folterbauer (?)

Maxwell Street
Jimmy Davis

born Charles W. Thompson, a/k/a "Jewtown Jimmy"
b. March 2, 1925 in Tippo, Mississippi
d. December 28, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois

discography
M A X W E L L   S T R E E T   J I M M Y   D A V I S   1964; from front cover of Takoma TAK 7081
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 1964
source: front cover of Takoma TAK 7081
photographer: Norman Dayron

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

Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- Cold Hands
- 4th & Broad

rec. August 12, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Charles W. Thompson, voc, g
Sam Phillips recordings
unissued
   

- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay #
- Alberta *
- Two Trains Running *
- Someday Baby []
- Long Haired Doney §
- Make Some Love To Me §
- Smokestack Lightnin' §

rec. c.1963 at The Fickle Pickle in Chicago, IL; Charles W. Thompson, voc, g
originally unissued

[] Roots TR 1005 (1978)
§ Flyright FLY 549 (1979)
# Takoma TAK 7071 (1980)
* Takoma TAK 7081 (1980)

11964Modern Chicago Blues

Johnny Young
- My Baby Walked Out In 1954
Wilbert Jenkins
- Married Woman Blues
Johnny Young
- You Make Me Feel So Good

Maxwell St. Jimmy
- Crying Won't Make Me Stay
Big Walter Horton
- Everybody's Fishing
Johnny Young
- Money Talking Woman
Robert Nighthawk
- Blues Before Sunrise
Johnny Young
- Back To Chicago
John Lee Granderson
- Bumble Bee
#
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- I've Got My Eyes on You #

Johnny Young
- Bad Blood
John Wrencher
- I'm Going To Detroit

Maxwell St. Jimmy
- Hanging Around My Door
Johnny Young
- Tired Of You Smiling
Wilbert Jenkins
- Crawling King Snake
Johnny Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
Big Walter Horton
- Hard-Hearted Woman
Johnny Young
- I Don't Feel Good

Maxwell Street Jimmy
Long Haired Doney #
John Lee Granderson
That's All Right #
William Mack
Hideaway
#

# CD bonus tracks

rec. 1964/65 in Chicago, IL; Charles W. Thompson, voc, g
notes by Pete Welding





Testament T-2203

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
= Bounty BY 6025 (UK 1966)


= Polydor 545031 (UK 19??)


= Testament TCD 5008
(1994)

Testament discography

210/1965Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis

- What More Can A Good Man Do?   @ youtube
- Two Trains Running   @ youtube
- Long-Haired Darlin'   @ youtube
- My Baby Changed The Lock On My Door   @ youtube
- Drifting From Door To Door
- I Got My Eyes On You   @ youtube

- Me And My Telephone   @ youtube
- Dust My Broom
- She's My Babe
- Alberta
- Baby Please Don't Go   @ youtube
- Drifting Blues

licensed from Testament

rec. 1964/65 in Chicago, IL; Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, voc, g; prod. by Norman Dayron with the assistance of Pete Welding

cover photo by Pete Welding
notes by Pete Welding



Elektra EKL-303 (mono)
Elektra EKS-7303 (stereo)
(US 1965)

notes by Pete Welding



= Bounty BY 6009 (mono)
(UK 1966)

3196?THE THREE TUFFS

- A Man's A Fool (G-125)
- What A Dream

rec. 1967/68 in Memphis, TN; Charles W. Thompson, voc, g; Eddie Willis Jr., nose hca; Willie James Bennett, dr

Gold Dust GD 315
41978Rare Gems

Little Brother Montgomery
- Ain't Nobody Here But Me #
- Buddy Bolden's Blues #
- Prescription For The Blues #
- Salty Dog #
John Lee Granderson
- Bumble Bee #
Robert Nighthawk
- Murderin' Blues #
- Medley: Annie Lee & Sweet Black Angel #
Otis Spann
- Hotel Lorraine #
- Blues For Martin Luther King #
Johnnie Jones * with Billy Boy Arnold
- Worried Life Blues #
- I Hear My Black Name Ringing # *
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Glory Glory Hallelujah #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Moan #
- Screamin' And Cryin' #
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop *, Paul Butterfield $ and Billy Boy Arnold +
- So Glad You're Mine # *
- Diggin' My Potatoes # *$
- Three Harp Boogie # *$+
Robert Pete Williams
- Ugly Man Blues #
J. B. Lenoir
- My Dear Old Mother

Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Someday Baby #   @ youtube

# on Rounder CD

rec. early to mid 1960s in Chicago; prod. by Norman Dayron

DLP
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Roots TR 1005 (US)
= TK Records TKR 82539
(UK)

notes by Pete Welding
click to enlarge !
reissued on Bullseye/
Rounder CD BEYE9530
(1993) "Rare Chicago
Blues 1962-68"

51979Chicago Blues
- Live at the Fickle Pickle


Johnny Jones & Willie Dixon
- Johnny's Boogie

Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Long Haired Doney
John Henry Barbee
- Baby I Need Your Love
Blind James Brewer
- Big Road Blues
- Poor Kelly
Big Joe Williams
- Sugar Mama


Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Make Some Love To Me
- Smokestack Lightnin'
John Henry Barbee
- Tell Me Baby
Johnny Jones & Billy Boy Arnold
- Sloppy Drunk
- Early In The Morning
- My Little Machine
- Going To The River
notes by George Mitchell
and Bruce Bastin
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Flyright LP 549

Flyright discography

61980Chicago Breakdown

Little Brother Montgomery
- Hesitatin' Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Minglewood Town
Dr. Ross
- Chicago Breakdown
Big Joe Williams
- I Feel So Worried
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- V 8 Ford Blues

Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay

Little Brother Montgomery with Michael Bloomfield
- Michigan Water Blues
John Lee Granderson
- Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
Dr. Ross
- Hobo Blues
Big Joe Williams and Paul Butterfield
- Stack O' Dollars
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- Polly Put The Kettle On
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
notes by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !
Takoma TAK 7071

notes by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !
= Sonet SNTF 863


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues"

Takoma discography

71980Rare Blues

Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Alberta
Big Joe Williams
- I Ain't Got Nobody
Son House
- Preachin' The Blues
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

Little Brother Montgomery
- The Pleadin' Blues
Sunnyland Slim
- Lend Me Your Love

Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Two Trains Running
Big Joe Williams
- Whistling Pines
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- O Lord I Want You To Help Me


front cover photograph by Norman Dayron
notes by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Takoma TAK 7081

notes by Norman Dayron
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Sonet SNTF 853
= Sonet RISLP-14115


Fantasy TAKCD-8907-2
"Takoma Blues"

Takoma discography

81989Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
Chicago Blues Session Vol. 11

- Man's A Fool #
- Two Trains Running #
- Dry In The Dark *
- I've Been A Fool A Long Time # // \\   @ youtube

- That's All Right * []
- In Your Bedroom *
- One Eyed Woman *
- Going Upstairs # //

CD bonus tracks:
- Jimmy Davis Blues # // \\
- Big Leg Woman # // \\
- Dust My Broom *

# rec. November 17, 1988 in Chicago, IL; Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, voc, g; // Jed 'Mad Dog' Davenport, hca; \\ Kansas City Red, dr

* rec. February 9, 1989 in Chicago, IL; Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, voc, g; [] Timothy Taylor, dr

Wolf LP 120.857
(Austria 1989)

notes by Daniel Gugolz

Wolf CD 120.857
(Austria 1994)

92006Forever Changing: The Golden Age Of Elektra Records 1963-1973

Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- Two Trains Running

5 CD box set

Rhino/Elektra 274746
102007?Maxwell Street Jimmy
The George Mitchell Collection 7" VOL 36

- You Got to Reap What You Sow
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright

rec. 1963 in Chicago, IL by George Mitchell; Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, voc, g
7 inch 45 rpm

Fat Possum / Big Legal
Mess 45 BLM 1095
112007George Mitchell Collection Volumes 1 - 45

disc 1
- Lucy Mae Blues - Cecil Barfield
- I Woke Up Crying - Cecil Barfield>
- Love Blues - Cecil Barfield
- I Told You Not To Do That - Cecil Barfield
- In the Evening - Buddy Moss
- Hey Lawdy Mama - Buddy Moss
- Thousand Woman Blues - Buddy Moss
- Blue Shadow Falling - Buddy Moss
- Cold Rainy Day - Buddy Moss
- Amy - Buddy Moss
- Motherless Child - Leon Pinson
- Hush, Somebody is Calling My Name - Leon Pinson
- What God Can Do - Leon Pinson
- He'll Understand and Say Well Done - Leon Pinson
- Big Road Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Water Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Take a Little Walk With Me - Houston Stackhouse
- Everyone Got a Woman - Big Joe Williams
- What She Need With a Rooster - Big Joe Williams
- Sink or Swim - Big Joe Williams
- Prison Bound - Big Joe Williams
- Who's Gonna Be Your Man - John Lee Zeigler
- If I Lose Let Me Lose - John Lee Zeigler
- Black Woman - Othar Turner
- Bumble Bee - Othar Turner


disc 2
- Rabbit On A Log - Lonzie Thomas
- Raise a Ruckus Tonight - Lonzie Thomas
- My Three Women - Lonzie Thomas
- Red Cross Store - Lonzie Thomas
- Rats In The Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes
- Special Agent - Sleepy John Estes
- Trying To See - Sleepy John Estes
- Mail Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Down Home Blues - Teddy Williams
- Catfish Blues - Teddy Williams
- Black Mattie - Teddy Williams
- Sun Don't Shine - Teddy Williams
- Trouble Brought Me Down - Green Paschal
- My Lord - Green Paschal
- Mother is Dead - Green Paschal
- Lay My Burden Down - Green Paschal
- Your Close Friend - Green Paschal
- I'm Going To Leave It In the Hands of the Lord - Green Paschal
- Hard Time Blues - Do-Boy Diamond
- Just Want To Talk To You - Do-Boy Diamond
- Just a Dream I Got On My Mind - Dewey Corley / Walter Miller
- Memphis is a Wonderful City - Dewey Corley / Walter Miller
- Down To Arkansas - Dewey Colrey / Walter Miller
- Rock Me Mama - Bud Grant
- Freight Train Blues - Bud Grant
- So Sweet - Bud Grant
- Bud Grant's Grunt - Bud Grant


disc 3
- Go Ahead On - Bud White
- You've Been Gone So Long - Bud White
- White Horses - Bud White
- When I'm Sober I'm Drunk Blues - George Henry Bussey
- Mean Mistreater - George Henry Bussey
- Blues Around My Bed - George Henry Bussey
- Looking For My Woman - George Henry Bussey
- Old Red #2 - Jim Bunkley
- Jack of Diamonds - Jim Bunkley
- Them Greasy Greens - Jim Bunkley
- Rocking Chair - Jim Bunkley
- Old Breakdown - Tom Turner
- Drop Down Mama #1 - Tom Turner
- Search Me Lord - James Shorter
- My Mother Died and Left Me - James Shorter
- Consolation - James Shorter
- Home Going - James Shorter
- Better Than Myself - Abe McNeil
- Steady Rollin' Man - Abe McNeil
- Drink Drink Drink - Abe McNeil
- Country Blues - Joe Callicott
- River Blues - Joe Callicott
- 3 O'Clock In the Morning - Johnny Woods
- I's Be Troubled - Johnny Woods


disc 4
- Someday Baby - Robert Diggs
- Racehorse Charleston - Robert Diggs
- Done Lost My Health - Robert Diggs
- Drive Your Car - Robert Diggs
- Woke Up This Morning - Cliff Scott
- Long Wavy Hair - Cliff Scott
- Please Come Home - Cliff Scott
- Pole Pattin' - Cliff Scott
- I Wanna Ramble - Jimmie Lee Harris
- Sitting Here Looking 1000 Miles Away - Jimmie Lee Harris
- Just Like A Bird Without A Feather - R.L. Burnside
- Skinny Woman - R.L. Burnside
- Goin' Down South - R.L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Hold My Body Down - Robert Johnson
- Trying To Make It Home - Robert Johnson
- Precious Lord - Robert Johnson
- He'll Make a Way - Robert Johnson
- Sugar Mama - Robert Longstreet
- Black Gal - Robert Longstreet
- Sloppy Drunk - Robert Longstreet
- Decoration Day - Robert Longstreet
- Shake Em' On Down - Fred McDowell
- Mama Says I'm Crazy - Fred McDowell


disc 5
- That Ain't It - John Henry Barbee
- Gonna Lose Your Mind - John Henry Barbee
- Flat Foot Boogie - Albert Macon /Robert Thomas
- Mama Can I Lay It Down - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- How Can You Do It - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- John Henry - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Goin' Up To the Country #1 - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Goin' Up To the Country #2 - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Dirty Dozens - Will Shade
- Won't You Send Me John - Will Shade
- Wine Headed Man - Will Shade
- K.C. Blues - Will Shade/Charlie Burse
- Every Time I Come Around - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- J.W.'S Special - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Old Hen Cackle - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Buck Dance - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Hey Freddie - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Late In the Evening - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Punky Tony - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Shimmy She Wa - Como Fife & Drum Band

- You Got Reap What You Sow - Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- That's the Way the Good Thing Go - Precious Bryant
- Georgia Buck - Precious Bryant
- When the Saints Go Marching In - Precious Bryant
- Pork & Beans - Rosa Lee Hill
- Count the Days I'm Gone - Rosa Lee Hill
- Roll & Tumble - Rosa Lee Hill
- Bullying Well - Rosa Lee Hill


disc 6
- Good Morning Judge - Furry Lewis
- Furry Lewis' Careless Love - Furry Lewis
- What Make Grandpa Love Grandma So - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Have You Ever Seen Peaches - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Hoboing Into Hollywood - J.W. Warren
- Sundown Blues - J.W. Warren
- Rabbit On a Log - J.W. Warren
- You're Gonna Miss Me - J.W. Warren
- House On the Hill - Eddie Harris
- I Have To Love Somebody - Eddie Harris
- Old Country Rock #1 - James Davis
- Instrumental #1 - James Davis
- Who Stole the Lock Off the Henhouse Door? - James Davis
- Instrumental #4 - James Davis
- Canned Heat - Robert Nighthawk
- Nighthawk Boogie - Robert Nighthawk
- Down By the Woodshed - Robert Nighthawk
- Home Going - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- I Want To Be Ready - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- Interview - Jessie Mae Hemphill


disc 7 (bonus CD - tracks not on 45s set!)
- Miss Maybelle - Jessie Lee Vortis
- When My Baby Got On Board - Jessie Lee Vortis
- Them Greasy Greens #1 - George Hollis
- Rock and Roll To Midgetville - George Hollis
- Black Rat Swing - Willie Rockomo
- Tease Me Baby #2 - Bruce Upshaw/Willie Rockomo
- Someday Baby #1 - Bruce Upshaw
- Wonder Why My Baby Treat Me So Bad - Bruce Upshaw
- Rosa Lee - Bruce Upshaw
- I Got a Woman - Buddy Hubbard
- So Sweet - Buddy Hubbard
- You're Gonna Miss Me - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- Mamie - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- I'm So Lonesome - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- Blood Red River - Eddie Hodge
- Sitting On Top of the World - Eddie Hodge
- Glory Hallelujah - Eddie Hodge
- Jesus is Coming Back To Me - Pettis Sisters
- Bound For Zion - Pettis Sisters
- You Told Me Baby - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Sweet As an Apple On a Tree - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Juke #2 - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Woke Up This Morning - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Tell Me You Love Me - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall


7 CD set
[with 24 page booklet!]

or forty-five 45s
[without 7th bonus CD!]
notes by Sam Sweet
with George Mitchell



Fat Possum FP 1114

 

tributes to Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
#year
of release
artist / title of songs label # / notes
12006Alvin Youngblood Hart: Start With The Soul

- Fightin' Hard
- Manos Arriba
- Treat Her Like A Lady
- Once Again
- Porch Monkeys' Theme
- Electric Eel
- Back To Memphis
- Cowboy Boots
- A Prophet's Mission
- Cryin' Shame
- The Hustler

- Maxwell Street Jimmy   @ Spotify
- Will I Ever Get Back Home?


Ryko/Rhino


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Jean-Claude Arnaudon: Dictionnaire du Blues.- Paris, France (Filipacci) 1977, pp. 79-80
- Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr. (ed.): Blues Speak: The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual.- University of Illinois Press 2010
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, p. 99
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 120
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 302
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, p. 121
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 506-507
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Elektra EKL 303; photogapher: Pete Welding

thanks to Gerrit Robs for additional info

M A X W E L L   S T R E E T   J I M M Y   D A V I S   on the front cover of 'Blues Speak'
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 1989
on the front cover of "Blues Speak", ed. by Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr.
photographer: Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr.
Stefan Wirz


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