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; from 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)
- Homeless Blues (B)

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

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

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

Gold Star 668


= Sittin In With 643




= Dot 1051 (5/1951)

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

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

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

Imperial 5113


= Imperial 5703

101951LIL' SON JACKSON

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

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

Imperial 5119
111951LIL' 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
(1968)

* Imperial LP-9142 (1961)

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 (1968)

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

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??)

351961Blues 'n Trouble

Big Joe Williams
- Married Woman Blues

Lil' Son Jackson
- Johnny Mae
Lowell Fulson
- Good Woman Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Back Water Blues
Jasper Love
- Jove'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
Sidney Maiden
- Chicago Blues *
Fat Boy Hayes [aka 'Jelly Belly']
- Goin' Back South *

* on 1980 remastered LP version only

on CD 432 only:
Sam Chatmon
- Hollandale Blues

# rec. August 7, 1960 by Chris Strachwitz

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Arhoolie FS 101

notes by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie F 1006

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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)

21965Conversation 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 !!!

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Decca LK 4664

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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

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


Photography and Design: 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]

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


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 and John Broven (via Thomas Baker) for additional info / corrections / scans

 

Stefan Wirz


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