L I L'   S O N   J A C K S O N; photographer: Chris Strachwitz
photographer: Chris Strachwirz

Lil' Son
Jackson

Melvin Jackson
b. August 16, 1910 in Barry, Texas
d. May 30, 1976 in Dallas, Texas

discography
L I L'   S O N   J A C K S O N; source: Front cover of Arhoolie F 1004; photographer: Paul Oliver
source: Front cover of Arhoolie F 1004; photographer: Paul Oliver

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

Lil' Son Jackson 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
11948"LITTLE SON" JACKSON

- Roberta Blues (A)
- Freedom Train Blues (B)   @ youtube

rec. 1948 in Houston, Tx., Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Gold Star 638
21948"LITTLE SON" JACKSON

- Ground Hog Blues (A)
- Bad Whiskey - Bad Women (B)

rec. 1948 in Houston, Tx., Melvin Jackson, voc, g



Gold Star 642
31949"LITTLE SON" JACKSON

- Gone With The Wind She's Gone (A)
- No Money No Love (B)

rec. 194) in Houston, Tx., Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Gold Star 653
41949"LITTLE SON" JACKSON

- Cairo Blues (A)   @ youtube
- Evil Blues (B)

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx., Melvin Jackson, voc, g



Gold Star 663
   

- Cairo Blues (alt. tk.)

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx., Melvin Jackson, voc, g
Gold Star unissued

Kent KST 9005 (1969)

51949"LITTLE SON" JACKSON

Gold Star 668
"LITTLE SON" JACKSON
- Gambling Blues (A)   @ youtube
- Homeless Blues (B)   @ youtube

Dot 1051
LITTLE SON JACKSON
- Gambling Blues (A)
- Homeless (B)

Sittin In With 643
- Gambling Blues (A)
- Homeless Blues (B)

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx., Melvin Jackson, voc, g



Gold Star 668






= Dot 1051 (5/1951)


= Sittin In With 643 (1952)

61949LITTLE SON JACKSON

- Talkin' Boogie (MM1672- )   @ youtube
- Milford Blues (MM1673- )

rec. 1949 in Houston, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g



Modern 840
  

- Talkin' Boogie (MM1672-1)
- Milford Blues (MM1673-1)

rec. 1949 in Houston, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g
Modern unissued

Ace CDCHD 1057 (2005)

71950LIL' SON JACKSON

- Ticket Agent Blues (IM206)
- True Love Blues (IM207)   @ youtube

rec. September 1950 in Los Angeles; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5100
81950LIL' SON JACKSON

- Evening Blues (IM208)
- Tough Luck Blues (IM210)

rec. September 1950 in Los Angeles; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5108
92/1951LIL' SON JACKSON

Imperial 5113
- Rockin' And Rollin' (IM242)   @ youtube
- Peace Breaking People (IM241) [Peace Bringing People]

Imperial 5703
T-BONE WALKER
- Travelin' Blues

LIL' SON JACKSON
- Rockin' And Rollin' (IM-242-re)

rec. December 16, 1950 in Houston, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g



Imperial 5113


(=) Imperial 5703
(repro 2012)

104/1951LIL' SON JACKSON

- Two Timin' Woman (IM)
- Rocky Road (IM)

rec. December 16, 1950 in Houston, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5119
115/1951LIL' SON JACKSON

- Travelin' Alone (IM246)
- Young Woman Blues (IM248)

rec. December 16, 1950 in Houston, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5125

= Imperial 5192

   

- Disgusted (IM245) #
- New Year's Resolution (IM247) *

rec. April 1951 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; ts; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr
Imperial unissued

# Imperial LM 94000
* Imperial LP-914

127/1951LIL' SON JACKSON

- Mr. Blues (IM281)
- Time Changes Things (IM282)

rec. April 1951 in Dallas, Tx; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; ts; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5131
131951LIL' SON JACKSON

- Wondering Blues (IM283)
- Restless Blues (IM284)

rec. April 1951 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b

Imperial 5137
141951LIL' SON JACKSON An His Rockin' And Rollers

- Stop For The Red Light (IM321) #   @ youtube
- Aching Heart (IM322)   @ youtube

rec. c.June 1951 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; # Henry Jenkins, as; Al Calloway, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5144
151951LIL' SON JACKSON

- Travelin' Woman (IM320) #
- Everybody's Blues (IM319)

rec. c.June 1951 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; # Henry Jenkins, as; # Al Calloway, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; # Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5156

= Imperial 5851

165/1952LIL' SON JACKSON

- Upstairs Boogie (IM369)   @ youtube
- All My Love (IM370)   @ youtube

rec. November 1951 in Dallas, Tx; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Henry Jenkins, as; Al Calloway, p; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5165
175/1952LIL' SON JACKSON

- Big Gun Blues (IM372)
- My Little Girl (IM371)

rec. November 1951 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Al Calloway, p; g; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5175
1811/1952LIL' SON JACKSON

- Rockin' And Rollin' #2 (IM492)
- Journey Back Home (IM90)

rec. October 1952 in Fort Worth, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Al Calloway, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr



Imperial 5204
191/1953LIL' SON JACKSON

- Sad Letter Blues (IM491)
- Black And Brown (IM489)

rec. October 1952 in Fort Worth, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Al Calloway, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5218
201953LIL' SON JACKSON

Imperial 5229
- Lonely Blues (IM527)
- Freight Train Blues (IM528)

Post 2014
- Lonely Blues (IM527)
- No Money (IM528 alt. tk.)   @ youtube

rec. January 1953 in Fort Worth, TX ?; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; J.S. Anderson, as; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5229

(=) Post 2014 (1955)
[Imperial subsidiary]

   

- Pulp Wood Boogie (IM532)
- Losin' My Woman (IM533)

rec. January 1953 in Fort Worth, TX ?; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr
Imperial unissued

Capitol CDP 31744

215/1953LIL' SON JACKSON

- Spending Money Blues (IM209) #
- All Alone (IM285) *

# rec. September 1950 in Los Angeles; Melvin Jackson, voc, g
* rec. April 1951 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b



Imperial 5237
229/1953LIL' SON JACKSON

- Movin To The Country (IM605)
- Confession (IM607)

rec. July 29, 1953 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5248
2311/1953LIL' SON JACKSON

- Little Girl (IM638)
- Dirty Work (IM637) #

rec. September 22, 1953 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; # perc

Imperial 5259
241/1954LIL' SON JACKSON

- Thrill Me Baby (IM606)   @ youtube
- Doctor, Doctor (IM608)

rec. July 29, 1953 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5267
   

- Thrill Me Baby (alt. tk.)

rec. July 29, 1953 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g
Imperial unissued

Imperial LM 94000

251954LIL' SON JACKSON

- Big Rat (IM639)
- Piggly Wiggly (IM636)

rec. September 22, 1953 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; perc

Imperial 5276
266/1954LIL' SON JACKSON

- Blues By The Hour (IM531)
- Trouble Don't Last Always(IM534)

rec. January 1953 in Fort Worth, TX ?; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr



Imperial 5286
271954LIL' SON JACKSON

- Let Me Down Easy (IM446)
- Get High Everybody (IM445) #

rec. June 2, 1952 in Fort Worth, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; # Henry Jenkins, as; # Junior Herman Williams, as; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Johnny Shields, dr

Imperial 5300
2810/1954LIL' SON JACKSON

- Good Old Wagon (IM530) #
- How Long (IM529)

rec. January 1953 in Fort Worth, TX ?; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; # J.S. Anderson, as; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Be Bop McKinley, dr

Imperial 5312
291954LIL' SON JACKSON

- My Younger Days (IM447)
- I Wish To Go Home (IM448)

rec. June 2, 1952 in Fort Worth, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g; Boston Smith, p; Booker T. Averheart Jr., b; Johnny Shields, dr

Imperial 5319
301955LIL' SON JACKSON

- Sugar Mama (IM829)
- Messing Up (IM830)

rec. January 1955 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g



Imperial 5339
311955LIL' SON JACKSON

- Prison Bound (IM831)
- Rolling Mill (IM832)

rec. January 1955 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g

Imperial 5963
   

- Can't Keep A Good Man Down

rec. January 1955 in Dallas, TX; Melvin Jackson, voc, g
Imperial unissued

Capitol CDP 31744


LP / CD compilations
321960Hitsville Vol. II

- I Need Your Love - Pee Wee Crayton
- Garden Of Memories - Johnny Fuller
- Stack-A-Lee, Part 1 - Archibald

- Spending Money Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- Pledge Of Love - Ken Copeland
- Lost Dreams - Ernie Freeman

- Every Dog Has A Day - Pee Wee Crayton
- My Heart Is Bleeding - Johnny Fuller
- Stack-A-Lee, Part 2 - Archibald

- Rockin' And Rollin - Lil' Son Jackson
- Teenage - Ken Copeland
- Spring Fever - Ernie Freeman


notes by Anonymous







Imperial LP 9099
331960Lil Son Jackson

- Blues Come To Texas
- Cairo Blues
- Ticket Agent
- Louise Blues
- Sugar Mama
- The Girl I Love
- Santa Fe Blues
- Turn Your Lamp Down Low

- Groundhog Blues
- Gambler Blues
- Charley Cherry (take 1)
- Charley Cherry (take 2)
- West Dallas Blues
- Rollin' Mill Went Down
- Red River Blues   @ youtube
- Roberta Blues

rec. 1960 in Dallas, Tx. by Chris Strachwitz

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1004

notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1004 (19??)

Arhoolie discography

33a1960The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

LP 1:
Will Shade - I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newbern - Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson - From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis - You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes - Sloppy Drunk Blues [= "Milk Cow Blues"]

L'il Son Jackson - Roberta Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Bad Luck And Trouble °°
Blind Boy Fuller - Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues
Arthur Crudup - If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett - Down The Highway

Kokomo Arnold - Milk Cow Blues
Blind Willie Johnson - Take Your Burden To The Lord
Tommy McClennan - New Highway 51
Lightnin' Hopkins - Penitentiary Blues °°
Blind Willie McTell - Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse - Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln - My Wife Drove Me From My Door [on back cover: "Drive"]
Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Come Go Home With Me °°
Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson - Standing At The Crossroads



LP 2:
Lightnin' Hopkins - One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis - John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis - Warm Up
Bukka White - Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
Furry Lewis - Casey Jones
Peg Leg Howell - Coal Man Blues
John Hurt - Frankie
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson - Airy Man Blues
Skip James - Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - New How Long Blues

Bert Bilbro - Mohana Blues °°
Sonny Terry & Oh Red - Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes - Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins - Trouble In Mind
Arthur Crudup- Mean Old Frisco
Brownie McGhee- Sportin' Life Blues
Virgil Perkins - [Washboard] Solo
Charlie Burse - Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy - Mama Don't 'Low It
Moochie Reeves - Key To The Highway


compiled by Samuel B. Charters
"The Material is in part from unissued material in the author's collection, in part from material on the author's Folkways releases, and in part from early blues recordings."

RF-202 features only extracts of most of the recordings!
°° tracks not on RF-202 (X) (1964)

Moochie Reeves track rec. July 1954 in Mobile, AL; previously unissued and from Samuel B. Charters' collection
2 LP boxed set
notes (8-page booklet)
by Samuel B. Charters

same front cover as RF-202(X)
(1964), but with more reddish lettering





notes captioned "RBF RECORDS
album No. RF 202 Copyright © 1960"









RBF RF-202 (1960)

(=) RBF RF-202 (X) (1964)

RBF discography

341961Lil' Son Jackson: Rockin' An' Rollin'

- Everybody's Blues
- Travelin' Woman
- Aching Heart
- Mr. Blues
- Restless Blues
- Wondering Blues

- Time Changes Things
- Rockin' And Rollin'
- Two Timin' Women
- Rocky Road
- New Year's Resolution [previously unissued]
- Young Woman Blues

notes by Anonymous

Imperial LP-9142 [mono!]

notes by Anonymous

= Pathé Marconi 1546671
(Fr 1983)


= Toshiba Liberty LLR 8194
(Jp 19??)

351961

Arhoolie F 1006 (196?)
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Blues N' Trouble

Arhoolie FS 101 / F 1006 (1961 + 197?) track sequence:
Big Joe Williams
- Married Woman Blues

Lil' Son Jackson
- Johnny Mae
Lowell Fulson
- Good Woman Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Back Water Blues
Jasper Love
- Love's Honeydripper
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- One Thin Dime

Sam Chatman
- God Don't Like Ugly
"Whistling" Alex Moore
- Wake Up Old Lady
Black Ace
- Hitchhiking Woman
Robert Curtis Smith
- Stella Ruth
Mercy Dee
- I Been A Fool


Arhoolie F 1006 (1980) track sequence:
Big Joe Williams
- Married Woman Blues

Lil' Son Jackson
- Johnny Mae
Lowell Fulson
- Good Woman Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Back Water Blues
Jasper Love
- Love's Honeydripper
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- One Thin Dime
Sidney Maiden
- Chicago Blues °°

Black Ace
- Hitchhiking Woman
Sam Chatman
- God Don't Like Ugly
"Whistling" Alex Moore
- Wake Up Old Lady
Black Ace
- Ace's Guitar Blues °°
Robert Curtis Smith
- Stella Ruth
Fat Boy Hayes [aka 'Jelly Belly']
- Goin' Back South [aka "Down South Blues"] °°
Mercy Dee
- I Been A Fool


°° on 1980 remastered LP version only

on CD 432 only:
Sam Chatmon
- Hollandale Blues


Black Ace rec. September 19, 1960 in Ft. Worth, TX by Chris Strachwitz
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas rec. 1960 in Zachary, LA by Chris Strachwitz
Sam Chatman rec. July 25, 1960 in Hollandale, MS by Chris Strachwitz
Lowell Fulson rec. c. 1949 in Oakland, CA by Bob Geddins
Fat Boy Hayes [aka 'Jelly Belly'] rec. 1947 in New York, NY

Lil' Son Jackson rec. July 1960 in Dallas, TX by Chris Strachwitz
Mance Lipscomb rec. August 13, 1960 in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz
Jasper Love rec. July 23, 1960 in Clarksdale, MS by Chris Strachwitz
Sidney Maiden rec. February 5, 1961 in Stockton, CA by Chris Strachwitz
Mercy Dee rec. in Stockton, California, February 5, 1961 by Chris Strachwitz
"Whistling" Alex Moore rec. summer 1960 in Dallas, TX by Chris Strachwitz
Robert Curtis Smith rec. July 24, 1960 at the "Big 6" Barbershop in Clarksdale, MS by Chris Strachwitz
Big Joe Williams rec. October 6, 1960 in Los Gatos, CA by Chris Strachwitz


photos by Chris Strachwitz (except Black Ace, courtesy B.K. Turner)
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Arhoolie FS101 (1961)

notes (on 4-page leaflet)
by Chris Strachwitz
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= Arhoolie F 1006 (196?)

notes (on back cover)
by Chris Strachwitz
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= Arhoolie F 1006 (197?)

notes (on back cover)
by Chris Strachwitz
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1980 release uses same front and back
covers as 197? release, but actually
has slightly different content - as
printed on the labels!

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(=) Arhoolie F 1006 (1980)

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partly reissued on
Arhoolie CD 432 (1995)
"Mississippi Blues 1960"

Arhoolie discography

36196?Blues n' Trouble Volume 2

Ligtning Hopkins
- Wine Drinking Woman
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- Yellow-Brown Woman
Little Son Willis
- Nothing But The Blues
Blind James Phillips
- Night Is Falling

Lil' Son Jackson
- Bad Whiskey - Bad Women
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- B & O Blues

Mercy Dee
- Sugar Daddy
Big Joe Williams
- Little Machine
Paul McZiel Zydeco Band
- I'm Sad And I'm Blue
Blind James Campbell
- Sittin' Here Drinking
Robert Shaw
- Turn Loose My Tongue
notes by Chris A. Strachwitz
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Arhoolie F 1012

Arhoolie discography

371962?Ray Charles
Arbee Stidham - Peppermint Harris - Lil Son Jackson - Brownie McGhee - James Wayne
Blues Folk series Vol. 4

Ray Charles
- Why Did You Go?
- Back Home
Peppermint Harris
- These Are My Blues
- Evil Woman Blues
James Wayne
- I'm A Real Gypsy Fellow
- If I Were A Millionaire

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Dissatisfied Woman
- Pawn Shop Blues
Arbee Stidham
- I'm A Real Gypsy Fellow
- If I Were A Millionaire

Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
- She's Gone


Time LP N90P-1386/87

Time discography

notes by
Derrick Stewart-Baxter



= Realm RM 175 (1963)
"Ray Charles In R&B
Greats Vol. 2"

381963A World Of Blues

T-Bone Walker
- Cold Cold Feeling
- I Get So Weary
- Travelin' Blues
- The Sun Went Down
Charles Brown
- Drifting Blues
- Black Night

Amos Milburn
- Trouble In Mind
- Baby Baby
Floyd Dixon
- Tired Broke And Busted
- Call Operator #210

Lil' Son Jackson
- Rockin' And Rollin'
James Wayne
- Tend To Your Business

Pathé Marconi LP has the following tracks instead of "Travelin' Blues" and "The Sun Went Down"
T-Bone Walker
- The Hustle Is On
- Evil Hearted Woman

Imperial LP 9210


= Pathé Marconi 2C 068-
83300 (Fr 1982)

38a1964The Essential Folk Blues

Ray Charles
- Why Did You Go
- Guitar Blues
- I Found My Baby There
- Back Home
Peppermint Harris
- These Are My Blues
- Oh I Got the Blues

Lightnin Hopkins
- Hello Central
- Mad As I Can Be
- New Short Haired Woman
- Gotta Move

Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
- She's Gone


Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Dissatisfied Woman
- Pawn Shop Blues
- Goin' Down Slow
- Mean Old Frisco
Arbee Stidham
- Feeling Blue And Low
- I Want To Rock

Smokey Hogg
- Saved All My Money
- What In The World Am I Gonna Do
Lightnin Hopkins
- Fast Life Woman
- Buck Dance Boogie
- Worried Blues
- Home In The Woods


Mainstream XM-93/94-MS inner gatefold

2 LP set



Time PMS- (Jp)

2 LP set



= Columbia / Mainstream
XM-93/94-MS (Jp 1969)

= Mainstream:MP 2405 (Jp)

38b1964

 
RBF RF-202(X) labels

The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

LP 1:
Will Shade - I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newbern - Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson - From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis - You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes - Milk Cow Blues [aka "Sloppy Drunk Blues"]

L'il Son Jackson - Roberta Blues
Blind Boy Fuller - Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues
Arthur Crudup - If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett - Down The Highway

Kokomo Arnold - Milk Cow Blues
Blind Willie Johnson - Take Your Burden To The Lord
Tommy McClennan - New Highway 51
Blind Willie McTell - Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse - Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln - My Wife Drove Me From My Door
Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson - Standing At The Crossroads



LP 2:
Lightnin' Hopkins - One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis - John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis - Warm Up
Bukka White - Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
Peg Leg Howell - Coal Man Blues
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson - Airy Man Blues
Skip James - Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - New How Long Blues

Sonny Terry & Oh Red - Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes - Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins - Trouble In Mind
Arthur Crudup- Mean Old Frisco
Brownie McGhee- Sportin' Life Blues
Virgil Perkins- [Washboard] Solo
Charlie Burse - Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy - Mama Don't Love It
Moochie Reeves - Key To The Highway


compiled by Samuel B. Charters
"The Material is in part from unissued material in the author's collection, in part from material on the author's Folkways releases, and in part from early blues recordings."

"All original recordings are included in their entirety"

XTRA 1035 (boxed set) labels

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XTRA 1035 (DLP) gatefold notes / label


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2 LP boxed set
notes (8-page booklet)
by Samuel B. Charters

same front cover as RF-202 (1960)
but with orange lettering



first issued with RF-202 back cover


later issued with addition "All
original recordings are included
in their entirety" on back cover



notes captioned "RBF RECORDS
album No.202X" Copyright © 1964

RBF RF-202 (X) (1964)

RBF discography

2 LP boxed set
notes by Samuel B. Charters
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= XTRA 1035 (UK)

DLP gatefold
notes by Samuel B. Charters
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= XTRA 1035 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

= Fontana 982.099

2 x CDr
notes by Samuel B. Charters

= Smithsonian CD
(US 2012)

38c1965Conversation With The Blues
A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver

LP tracks:
Boogie Woogie Red - So Much Good Feeling (spoken, with own piano)
Willie Thomas - A Little Different spoken
James Butch Cage & Willie Thomas - Kill That Nigger Dead (Cage, vocal and fiddle; Thomas, vocal and guitar)

Lil' Son Jackson - The Onliest Way (spoken)
J. B. Lenoir - My Father's Style (guitar solo)
J.B. Lenoir - So It Rocked On (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - Move To Kansas City (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - When She Comes Back (spoken)
Otis Spann - Poor Country Boy (vocal, with own piano)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Ain't No Easy Thing (spoken)
Mance Lipscomb - Evil Heart Blues (vocal and own piano)
Blind Arvella Gray - A Roughneck (spoken) #
Roosevelt Sykes - West Helena Blues (vocal and guitar)
Will Shade - Days Of Nineteen-Hundred (spoken)
Will Shade - Newport News Blues (vocal and own guitar)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Whistling Alex Moore - Come and Get Me (vocal and own piano)
Whistling Alex Moore - Chock House Days (spoken)
Brother John Sellers - Move Back For What? (spoken)
J.B. Lenoir - I Been Down So Long (vocal and own guitar)

Jasper Love - Santa Fé Blues (vocal and piano)
John Lee Hooker - Somewhere Down The Line (spoken)
Robert Curtis Smith - I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change (vocal and own guitar)
Otis Spann - Only Places They Can Go (spoken)
Otis Spann - People Calls Me Lucky (vocal and own piano)
Henry Townsend - What Have I Committed (spoken)
James Butch Cage - Tween Midnight And Day (vocal and own guitar)
Little Brother Montgomery - Walking Basses (spoken)
Little Brother Montgomery - Dud Low Joe (piano solo)
Little Brother Montgomery - It's A Barrelhouse Blues (spoken) []
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues (vocal with piano)
Little Brother Montgomery - They Beat Me To Chicago (spoken) []
Roosevelt Sykes - They All Called Him 'Pork Chops' (spoken)
Roosevelt Sykes - Forty-Four Blues (vocal and own piano)
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Doctor Clayton And Me (spoken) []
Robert Junior Lockwood & Sunnyland Slim - Take A Little Walk With Me (vocal with own electric guitar, with Sunnyland Slim, piano) []
Edwin Buster Pickens - To Have The Blues Within (spoken)
Mance Lipscomb - Blues In The Bottle (vocal and own guitar)

CD tracks:
- So Much Good Feeling - Boogie Woogie Red
- A Little Different - Willie Thomas
- Kill That Nigger Dead - James "Butch" Cage & Willie Thomas

- The Onliest Way - Lil Son Jackson
- My Father's Style / So It Rocked On / Move To Kansas City - J.B. Lenoir
- When She Come Back / Poor Country Boy - Otis Spann
- Ain't No Easy Thing - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Evil Heart Blues - Mance Lipscomb
- A Roughneck - Blind Arvella Gray #
- West Helena Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Days of 1900 / Newport News Blues - Will Shade
- Chock House Days / Come and Get Me - Whistling Alex Moore
- Move Back! For What? - Brother John Sellers
- Been Down So Long - J.B. Lenoir
- A Place They Call Boots' - James "Stump" Johnson []
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown
[]
- They Called Us Gandy Dancers / Work Songs / John Henry - Blind Arvella Gray with Blind James Brewer # []
- Santa Fe Train - Edwin "Buster" Pickens
- Most Reason I Sing - Robert Curtis Smith
- Santa Fe Blues - Jasper Love
- Somewhere Down The Line - John Lee Hooker
- I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change - Robert Curtis Smith
- Only Places They Can Go / People Call Me Lucky - Otis Spann
- What Have I Committed? - Henry Townsend
- 'Tween Midnight And Day - James "Butch" Cage
- Walking Basses / Dud Low Joe / The First Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- They Call Him "Pork Chops" / Forty-Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Blues In The Bottle - Mance Lipscomb
- To Have The Blues Within - Edward "Buster" Pickens
- Colorado Springs Blues - Edwin "Buster" Pickens []

# rec. July 29, 1960 in Dallas; LP resp. CD accompanying Paul Oliver's book by the same title

[] = not on LP resp. CD !!!

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Decca LK 4664

click to enlarge !
2nd ed. (1997) of book
(with enclosed CD)

40196?Texas Blues Vol. 1

Lil' Son Jackson
- Gambling Blues
- Homeless Blues
Lee Hunter
- Back To Santa Fe
L.C. Williams
- Strike Blues
Leroy Ervin
- Blue, Black And Evil
- Rock Island Blues
Lightning Hopkins
- Grievance Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go

L.C. Williams
- You Never Miss The Water
Thunder Smith
- Santa Fe Blues
- Big Stars Are Falling
Lightning Hopkins
- Big Mama Jump
L.C. Williams
- I Wonder
Lightning Hopkins
- Death Bells
L.C. Williams
- I Won't Be Here Long
- Black Woman
notes by Paul Oliver



Arhoolie 2006

Arhoolie discography

40a1968The Roots Of America's Music

LP 1:
Country Blues
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

City 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


LP 2:
Gospel & Jazz
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

Country, Cajun & Folk
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


compilation of tracks previously on Arhoolie LPs; ed. & prod. by Chris Strachwitz
no previously unissued tracks!

inner gatefold with Pete Welding notes

2-disc package
notes by Pete Welding









Arhoolie R2001/2002






= Stateside SR-9323B
(Jp 1972)

Arhoolie discography

411968Goin' Up The Country - Rural Blues, Vol. 1

Nathaniel Terry
- Take It Easy
Manny Nichols
- Forgive Me
Country Jim
- Avenue Breakdown

Lil' Son Jackson
- Disgusted [previously unissued]
Thunder 'N Lightnin'
- West Coast Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Howling Wolf Blues
Snooks Eaglin
- Nobody Knows

Nathaniel Terry
- Don't Know Why
Manny Nichols
- Worried Life
Country Jim
- Philippine Blues

Lil' Son Jackson
- Thrill Me Baby [alt. tk.] [previously unissued]
Thunder 'N Lightnin'
- Can't Do Like You Used To
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Can't Get That Woman Off My Mind
Snooks Eaglin
- By The Water


gatefold of Imperial LM-94000

notes by Pete Welding



Imperial LM-94000

notes by Pete Welding



= Liberty LBL 83213E

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Beat Goes On BGOCD
384 (UK 1998; along with
Imperial LM-94001) "Rural
Blues, Volumes 1&2"

(remastered)

421968Down Home Stomp - Rural Blues, Vol. 3

Papa Lightfoot
- Jump The Boogie
- Mean Ol Train
Boogie Bill Webb
- Boogie
- Bad Dog
J.D. Edwards
- Playboy Blues
- Hobo
Lowell Fulsom
- Stormin' And Rainin'

Roosevelt Sykes
- Hush Oh Hush
- I'm Tired
Manny Nichols
- No One To Love Me
Country Jim
- Sad And Lonely

Lil' Son Jackson
- Rock And Rollin' # 2
- Sad Letter Blues


Imperial LM-94006 inner gatefold

notes by Pete Welding



Imperial LM-94006

notes by Pete Welding

= Liberty LBL 83329


= Matchbox MB 904
(UK 1989) "Rural Blues"

notes by Pete Welding

= Beat Goes On BGOCD 464
(UK 1999, remastered)

431968Dirt Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins
- Fast Mail Rambler
- Shotgun
- My California
T-Bone Walker
- Glamour Girl
- Love Is Just A Gamble
- I'm About To Lose My Mind

Lil' Son Jackson
- Rockin' & Rollin'

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Key To The Highway
- Lose Your Money
- Louise
- Sportin' Life
Luke 'Long Gone' Miles
- Miss Hazel Mae
- Bad Luck
- Long Distance Call


front cover photography and design by Michael Hasted







Minit MLL 40005 (UK)
[Liberty subsidiary]
441969Anthology Of The Blues - Texas Blues

Little Son Jackson
- Milford Blues [Modern 840]
Smokey Hogg
- Unemployment Blues [Modern 20-556]
- Bad Life Blues (BB 5)
Jesse Thomas
- Meet Me Tonight (MM 1188) #
Alexander Moore
- Neglected Woman
Lowell Fulsom
- Prison Bound

Alexander Moore
- Lillie Mae Boogie

Little Son Jackson
- Cairo Blues (alt tk) [previously unissued])
Jesse Thomas
- Texas Blues (MM 1190) #
- Tomorrow I May Be Gone (MM 1189) #
Charlie Bradix
- Boogie Like You Wanna
- Dollar Diggin' Woman

# rec. Los Angeles 1949; Jesse Thomas, voc, g


Kent KST-9005 inner gatefold

notes by Bruce Bromberg

Kent KST-9005


= United Superior US-7782




= Musidisc 30AB5605


= P-Vine PCD-3039 (1994)

44a196?Lil' Son Jackson: Home Of The Blues Vol. 2

- Cairo Blues
- Gamblin' Blues
- Bad Whiskey
- Groundhog Day Blues - tk 1
- Groundhog Day Blues - tk 2
- Jailhouse Blues
- Bad Whiskey And Bad Women
- No Lovin Blues
- Worried Life Blues



Polydor 046 866 (Fr)
44b1970Dirt Blues

LP 1:
Papa George Lightfoot - Wine, Woman, Whisky
Lightnin' Hopkins - Antoinette's Blues
The Chambers Brothers - Blues Get Off My Shoulder

Lil' Son Jackson - Disgusted
Slim Harpo - A Man Is Crying
The Robins - Around About Midnight

Fats Domino - Stay Away
Sunnyland Slim - Dust My Broom
George Smith & The Chicago Blues - Band My Babe
T-Bone Walker - I Get So Weary
Big Joe Williams - Oh Baby
George Smith & The Chicago Blues Band - Can't Hold On Much Longer

LP 2:
Slim Harpo - Something Inside Me
Papa George Lightfoot - Take It Witcha
The Chambers Brothers - It's All Over Now
Smiley Lewis - Shame, Shame, Shame
Country Jim - Phillipine Blues
Snooks Eaglin - Travellin' Mood

Lightnin' Hopkins - California Mudslide
Boogie Bill Webb - Boogie
The Jewels - No Shoulder To Cry
Wilson Pickett - If You Need Me
Lightnin' Hopkins - Howling Wolf Blues
Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That
DLP



Liberty LBS 83404/05 X
(Germany)
451971Ray Charles
Arbee Stidham - Lil Son Jackson - James Wayne

Ray Charles
- Why Did You Go
- Back Home
- I Found My Baby There
- Guitar Blues
James Wayne
- Junco Partner
- Please Baby Please

Arbee Stidham
- I Want To Rock
- Feeling Blue & Low
- I'm In The Mood

Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
- She's Gone

"prod. by Bobby Shad"









Mainstream MRL 310
[Bob Shad label]
45a1971One Rainy Day
Blues Obscurities Volume 4

James Tisdom
- Last Affair Blues
- Model T. Boogie
Lowell Fulson
- The Blues Is Killing Me
- Did You Ever Feel Lucky
West Texas Slim
- Little Mae Belle
- Lou Della
Luther Huff
- Rosalie

Monister Parker
- Black Snake Blues
- You Gonna Need Me

Lil' Son Jackson
- Gone With The Wind [Gold Star 653]
- No Money - No Love [Gold Star 653]
Clarence London
- One Rainy Morning
- Goin' Back To Mama
Luther Huff
- Bull Dog Blues

Blues Obscurities BOV4

notes by Neil Slaven

= London/King GXF 2004
(Jp 1975)
"River Town Blues"

Blues Obscurities
discography

45b1974Blues Anthology Vol. 1 - Texas Blues

- Disgusted - Lil' Son Jackson
- Sad Letter Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- Take It Easy - Nathaniel Terry
- I Don't Know Why - Nathaniel Terry
- Worried Life / Manny Nichols
- No One To Love Me - Manny Nichols
- Love Me Mama - Boogie Bill Webb

- Howlin' Wolf Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Can't Get That Woman Off My Mind - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Playboy Blues - J.D.Edwards
- Hobo - J.D.Edwards
- Sad And Lonely - Country Jim
- Good Lookin' Woman - Country Jim
- Boogie - Boogie Bill Webb



Toshiba Liberty LLR-8188
461976Texas Blues Anthology

Lil Son Jackson
- Milford Blues
Smoky Hogg
- Unemployment Blues
Jesse Thomas
- Tomorrow I May Be Gone
Charlie Bradix
- Dollar Diggin Woman
Lowell Fulson
- Prison Bound

Lil Son Jackson
- Cairo Blues

Jesse Thomas
- Texas Blues
Alexander Moore
- Lillie Mae Boogie
- Neglected Woman
Lightnin' Hopkins
- One Kind Favor
- You Gonna Look Like A Monkey
- Tim Moore's Farm

cover art by Kazuyuki Goto


Trio PA-3125 (Jp)
471976Little Son Jackson: Everybody's Blues

- Everybody's Blues [Imperial 5156]
- Peace Breaking People [Imperial 5113]
- Big Gun Blues [Imperial 5175]

- Confession [Imperial 5248]
- Two Timin' Woman [Imperial 5119]
- My Little Gurl [sic] [Imperial 5175]
7 inch 33 1/3 rpm EP



Black Diamond 4505

Black Diamond discography

47a1992Texas Blues

- Gambling Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Homeless Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Cairo Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Evil Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Back to Santa Fe - Lee Hunter
- Trying, Trying - L.D. Williams
- You Never Miss the Water - L.C. Williams
- Cruel Hearted Woman - Thunder Smith
- Big Stars Are Falling - Thunder Smith
- Hole in the Wall - L.C. Williams
- Boogie All the Time - L.C. Williams
- Rock Island Blues - Leroy Ervin
- Blue Black and Evil Blues - Leroy Ervin

- Roberta Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Freedom Train Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Ground Hog Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bad Whiskey, Bad Women - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Santa Fe Blues - Thunder Smith
- Black Woman - L.C. Williams
- Strike Blues - L.C. Williams
- You Can't Take It With You Baby - L.C. Williams
- Jet Black Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins
- No Money No Love - Lightnin' Hopkins

- Gone With the Wind - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- I Won't Be Here Long - L.C. Williams
- Angel Child - Andy Thomas
- All the Way From Texas - Perry Cai
n

notes by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie CD 352
481994Lil' Son Jackson: Blues Come To Texas

- Blues Come To Texas
- Cairo Blues
- Ticket Agent
- Louise Blues
- Sugar Mama
- The Girl I Love
- Santa Fe Blues
- Turn Your Lamp Down Low
- Groundhog Blues
- Gambler Blues
- Charley Cherry (Take 1)
- Charley Cherry (Take 2)
- West Dallas Blues
- Rollin' Mill Went Down
- Red River Blues
- Johnnie Mae
- Buck Dance
- I Walked From Dallas
- Rock Me
- Roberta Blues

notes by Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie CD 409
491995Lil' Son Jackson: The Complete Imperial Recordings

disc 1
- Ticket Agent Blues
- True Love Blues
- Evening Blues
- Spending Money Blues
- Tough Luck Blues
- Peace Breaking People
- Rockin' And Rollin'
- Two Timin' Woman
- Rocky Road
- Disgusted
- Travelin' Alone
- New Year's Resolution
- Young Women's Blue
- Mr. Blues
- Time Changes Things
- Wondering Blues
- Restless Blues
- All Alone
- Everybody's Blues
- Travelin' Blues
- Stop For The Red Light
- Aching Heart
- Upstairs Boogie
- All My Life
- My Little Girl
- Big Gun Blues
- Get High Everybody

disc 2
- Let Me Down Easy
- My Younger Day
- I Wish To Go Home
- Black and Brown
- Journey Back Home
- Sad Letter Blues
- Rockin' And Rollin' #2
- Lonely Blues
- Freight Train Blues
- How Long
- Good Ole Wagon
- Blues By The Hour
- Pulp Wood Boogie [Imperial unissued]
- Losin' My Woman [Imperial unissued]
- Trouble Don't Last Always
- Movin' To The Country
- Thrill Me Baby
- Confession
- Doctor, Doctor
- Piggly Wiggly
- Dirty Work
- Little Girl
- Big Rat
- Sugar Mama
- Messin' Up
- Prison Bound
- Rollin' Mill
- Can't Keep A Good Man Down [Imperial unissued]

prod. and compiled by Pete Welding
artwork by Joe Ciardiello
2 CD set
notes by Mark Humphrey



Capitol CDP 31744
501996Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 1
15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

- Frisco Line - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Lightning Hopkins
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn - John Jackson

- Cairo Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- 'bout A Spoonful - Mance Lipscomb
- Drink On Little Girl - Black Ace
- Country Boy Down In New Orleans - Snooks Eaglin
- Columbus, Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down - Dr. Ross
- Just Trippin' In - Robert Pete Williams
- Hump In My Back - Jesse Fuller
- Brother James - Big Joe Williams
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry - Smoky Babe
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas



Arhoolie CD 101
512001The Traveling Record Man
Historic Down South Recording Trips Of Joe Bihari & Ike Turner

- Blue Serenade - Baby Face Turner
- My Sweet Woman - Driftin' Slim
- No Ridin' Blues - Charlie Booker
- Numbered Days - Big Charlie Bradix
- Riding In The Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf
- I'm Gonna Find Your Trick - Smokey Hogg [Modern 20-667]
- Baby Please Don't Go - Pinetop Slim

- Cairo Blues - Lil' Son Jackson [Kent KST 9005]
- Good Morning Little Angel - Joe Hill Louis
- Tiny's Down Home - Tiny Webb
- Tomorrow I May Be Gone - Jesse Thomas
- Please Send My Baby Back Home aka Step Back Baby - Sunny Blair
- If I Lose You Woman - Alexander Moore
- My Little Machine - Driftin' Slim
- My Baby's Gone - Elmore James
- Rock House - Calvin Frazier
- She Broke Up My Life (She Got Me Walking) - Joe Hill Louis
- Keep Away From Me Baby - Joe Hill Louis>
- Meet Me Tonight (Along The Avenue) - Jesse Thomas
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Willie Nix

- Talking Boogie - Lil' Son Jackson [Modern 840]
- Long Tall Woman - Elmore James
- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You - "Arkansas Johnny Todd"
- Ramblin' On My Mind - Boyd Gilmore

Ace CDCHD 813
522002The Post Records Story

- Special Girl – Earl Curry
- Somebody Stole My Girl From Me – Earl Curry
- I Get So Weary – T-Bone Walker
- The Reason – T-Bone Walker
- I Won’t Be Back – Kidds
- You Broke My Heart – Kidds
- Why Oh Why – Hawks
- These Blues – Hawks
- City Born, City Bred – Salmas Brothers
- I Don’t Care – Salmas Brothers
- Hear My Plea – Gay Notes
- Crossroads – Gay Notes
- I Must Go On – Pee Wee Crayton
- Don’t Go – Pee Wee Crayton
- Don’t Do It – Elmore Nixon
- Them Women – Elmore Nixon
- Made To Love – Sharp Tones
- Since I Fell For You – Sharp Tones
- Country Bred – Clifton Chenier
- Rockin’ The Bop – Clifton Chenier
- Love Somebody - Earl Curry
- Hobo – Earl Curry
- Tin Can Alley – Ruth Durand
- I’m Wise – Ruth Durand
- She’s Rolling – Al Reed
- Drops Of Rain – Al Reed

- Lonely Blues – Lil’ Son Jackson [Post 2014]
- No Money – Lil’ Son Jackson [Post 2014]
- Tell Me – Clifton Chenier
- Rockin’ Hop – Clifton Chenier



Post PRCD-2001
532005The Modern Down Home Blues Sessions Vol. 4
Southern Country Blues Guitarists 1948-1952

Alexander Moore with Smokey Hogg
- Neglected Woman [RPM 326]
- Carolina (MM1616)
- Lillie Mae Boogie (MM1617)
- If I Lose You Woman [RPM 326]
Jesse Thomas
- Meet Me Tonight Along The Avenue
- Gonna Write You A Letter
Pine Top Slim and His Guitar
- Applejack Boogie
- I'm Gonna Carry On
- John Henry
- Baby Please Don't Go
Leroy Simpson with Lane Hardin
- 13 Highway
- Bluebird Blues
Lane Hardin aka Arkansas Johnny Todd
- Keep 'Em Down
- I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
Big Bill Dotson
- Dark Old World
- Thinking Life Over aka Sittin' Down Thinkin'
Pine Top Slim and His Guitar
- Fast Life
- Mean Old Frisco
- Poor Boy
- Applejack Boogie

Little Son Jackson
- Milford Blues (tk 1) [previously unissued actually Modern 840] #
- Talkin' Boogie (tk 1) [previously unissued actually Modern 840] #
Jesse Thomas
- Night Time Anytime aka Tomorrow I May Be Gone
- Texas Blues
Big Charley Bradix
- Numbered Days
- Wee Wee Hours
- Dollar Diggin' Woman Boogie
- Like You Wanna


# Ace CDCHD 1057 notes indicate "Modern 840", while Fancourt & McGrath 2006 (erroneously) claim "tk 1" (info from John Broven via Thomas Baker)

Ace CDCHD 1057
542006Lil Son Jackson: Rockin' And Rollin' - Volume 1

- Roberta Blues
- Freedom Train Blues
- Ground Hog Blues
- Bad Whiskey/Bad Women
- Gone with the Wind
- No Money, No Love
- Talkin' Boogie
- Milford Blues
- Cairo Blues
- Evil Blues
- Gambling Blues
- Homeless Blues
- Ticket Agent Blues
- True Love Blues
- Evening Blues
- Spending Money Blues
- Tough Luck Blues
- Peace Breaking People
- Rockin' and Rollin'
- Two Timin' Woman
- Rocky Road
- Disgusted
- Travelin' Alone

notes by Gary Atkinson

Document DOCD-5680
552006Lil Son Jackson: Restless Blues - Volume 2

- New Year's Resolution
- Young Woman's Blues
- Mr. Blues
- All Alone
- Everybody's Blues
- Travelin' Woman
- Red Light
- Aching Heart
- Upstairs Boogie
- All My Love
- My Little Girl
- Big Gun Blues
- Get High Everbody
- Let Me Down Easy
- My Younger Days
- I Wish I Could Go Home
- Black and Brown
- Journey Back Home
- Sad Letter Home
- Rockin' and Rollin' #2

notes by Gary Atkinson

Document DOCD-5681
562007Lightning Hopkins: Lightning Special
Volume 2 of the Collected Works

disc 1:
- What Kind Of Heart Have You
- Mad As I Can Be - (alt tk)
- Ain't It A Shame
- Crazy 'bout My Baby
- What's The Matter Now
- My Mama Told Me
- Highway Blues
- I'm Wild About You Baby
- Bad Things On My Mind
- The War Is Over
- Policy Game
- Merry Christmas
- Happy New Year
- Cemetery Blues
- I Love You Baby
- Shine On Moon
- Lightnin's Boogie
- Lonesome In Your Home
- Remember Me
- Sittin' Down Thinkin'
- Lightnin's Special
- Please Don't Go Baby
- Don't Think 'cause You're Pretty
- Life I Used To Live
- Grandma's Boogie
- My Baby's Gone
- Early Mornin' Boogie


disc 2:
- Moving On Out Boogie
- Sick Feeling Blues
- Hopkins Sky Hop
- Evil Hearted Woman
- Don't Need No Job
- Blues For My Cookie
- Had A Gal Called Sal
- They Wonder Who I Am
- Nothin' But The Blues
- That's Alright Baby
- Finally Met My Baby
- My Little Kewpie Doll
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
- Late In The Evening
- Lightnin' Jump
- Leavin' Blues
- Moanin' Blues
- Walkin' The Streets
- Mussy Haired Woman
- Trying, Trying
- You'll Never Miss The Water
L.C. Williams
- Hole In The Wall
- Boogie All The Time
- Strike Blues
- You Can't Take It With You Baby
- So Sorry
- The Lazy J
- Fannie Mae


disc 3:
Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- Roberta Blues
- Freedom Train Blues
- Ground Hog Blues
- Bad Whiskey - Bad Women
- Gone With The Wind
- No Money, No Love
- Talkin' Boogie
- Milford Blues
- Cairo Blues
- Evil Blues
- Gambling Blues
- Homeless Blues
Manny Nichols
- Walkin' Blues
- Forgive Me Baby
- Walking Talking Blues
- Tall Skinny Mama Blues
- Worried Life
- Forgive Me
- No One To Love Me
- Throw A Little Boogie
Thunder Smith
- Can't Do Like You Used To [Aladdin 165]
- West Coast Blues [Aladdin 165]
- Little Mama Boogie [Aladdin 166]
- Cruel Hearted Woman [Gold Star 615]
- Big Stars Are Falling [Gold Star 615]
- Santa Fe Blues [Gold Star 644]


disc 4:
Soldier Boy Houston
- Dallas Bebop Blues
- Western Rider Blues
- Hug Me Baby
- Out In California Blues
- In The Army Since 94
- Lawyer Houston Blues
- Going To The West Coast
- Lawton, Oklahoma Blues
J.D. Edwards
- Cryin'
- Playboy Blues
- Hobo
- Cold In The Evening
- West Coast Blues
Ernest Lewis
- Rosa Lee
- Shake 'em On Down
- Loudella
- Little Mae Belle
- No More Lovin'
- West Coast Blues
- What Wrong Have I Done
- In My Girlish Days
Frankie Lee Sims
- Home Again Blues
- Cross Country Blues
- Don't Forget Me Baby
- Single Man Blues


compiled by Neil Slaven
4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7790
12015Lil' Son Jackson: Mechanics Blues



Suncoast


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 254-255
- http://www.bsnpubs.com/imperial/imperialh.html
- http://bluesnexus.com/bio.php?id=412
- http://soundological.blogspot.com/2010/02/ray-charles-arbee-stidham-lil-son.html
- http://bebopwinorip.blogspot.com/2007/10/world-of-blues-vol1_3353.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour, Falcon Jennings, Paul Pelletier, John Broven (via Thomas Baker) and Phil Wight for additional info / corrections / scans

 

Stefan Wirz


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