E L M O R E   J A M E S; source: David Harrison: Die Welt des Blues, p. 104
source: David Harrison: Die Welt des Blues, p. 104  
damages cleared up by Stefan Wirz  
even though it might only be his cousin  

Elmore James
b. January 27, 1918 in Richland (Holmes County), Mississippi
d. May 24, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois
discography
E L M O R E   J A M E S; source: gatefold of Blue Horizon S 7-66230; photographer: Georges Adins
source: gatefold of Blue Horizon S 7-66230
photographer: Georges Adins

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

Elmore James 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11951SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

- Eyesight To The Blind (DRC-1-15)
- Crazy About You Baby (DRC-1-16)

rec. January 4, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Joe Dyson, dr

Trumpet Records founder and owner Lillian McMurry pressed up a limited supply of this record and sent the test pressing back to the pressing plant to get more made. The plant burned down with the test pressing in it so she had to re-record the record (see bottom)

Trumpet no #
21951SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

- Eyesight To The Blind (DRC15-2)   @ youtube
- Crazy About You Baby (DRC16-2)   @ youtube

rec. March 12, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; prob. Willie Love, p; (Elmore James ?) g; Henry Reed, b; Joe Dyson, dr

in addition to those labels shown in the right column, Lillian McMurry also used what was left of the DRC-1-15/DRC-1-16 labels (see above) on later records of DRC-15-2/DRC-16-2, but with DRC 15-2 resp. DRC 16-2 in the wax.!





Trumpet 129
31951SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

- Do It If You Wanta (DRC18)
- Cool Cool Blues (DRC19) #

rec. August 5, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, # Dave Campbell, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Leonard Ware, b; dr

Trumpet 139
41951SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON His Harmonica and House Rockers

- Stop Crying (DRC17)
- Come On Back Home (DRC20)

rec. August 5, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Leonard Ware, b; dr



Trumpet 140
51951SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON His Harmonica & House Rockers

- West Memphis Blues (DRC22)
- I Cross My Heart (DRC21)

rec. August 5, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Leonard Ware, b; dr



Trumpet 144
61951SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

- Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues (DRC45)
- Pontiac Blues (DRC46)

rec. August 5, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Leonard Ware, b; dr

Trumpet 145
61951ELMO JAMES

- Dust My Broom (DRC53) #
- Catfish Blues (DRC52) *

Ace 508:
Elmore James
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long (DRC53) (Trumpet 146) #
- I Wish I Was A Catfish (DRC52) (Trumpet 146) *

Jewel 764:
Elmo James
- Dust My Broom (DRC53) (Trumpet 146) #
- Gotta Find My Baby (DRC128) (Trumpet 186) []

Jewel 783:
Elmo James
- Make A Little Love (DRC 129) (Trumpet 186) []
- Catfish Blues (DRC52) (Trumpet 146) *

# rec. August 5, 1951 in Jackson, MS; Elmore James, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Leonard Ware, b; Frock O'Dell, dr
* rec. July 24, 1951 in Jackson, MS; Andrew 'Bobo' Thomas, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Leonard Ware, b [credited to "Elmo James"]
[] rec. August 28, 1952 in Jackson; Arthur Crudup, voc; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Joe Willie Wilkins, g; dr [credited to "Elmo James"]




Trumpet 146




= Ace 508 (1955)


# = Jewel 764 (1965)




(=) Jewel 783 (1967)

81951WILLIE LOVE and HIS THREE ACES

- Everybody's Fishing (DRC48) #
- My Own Boogie (DRC50) *

rec. July 25, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Willie Love, voc, p; * prob. Otis Green, ts; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; prob Alex Wallace, dr; # ens voc

Trumpet 147
91952SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

- Mighty Long Time (DRC88)
- Nine Below Zero (DRC89)

rec. December 4, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Cliff Givens, voc b; Joe Dyson, dr



Trumpet 166
101952SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, His Harmonica And Houserockers

- Stop Now Baby (DRC92)
- Mr. Down Child (DRC93)

rec. December 4, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Cliff Givens, voc b; Joe Dyson, dr



Trumpet 168
  ELMER JAMES

- Gonna Find My Baby (DRC128)
- Make A Little Love (DRC129)

rec. August 28, 1952 in Jackson; Arthur Crudup, voc; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Joe Willie Wilkins, g; b



Trumpet 186
111952ELMORE JAMES

- I Believe (MR5001) *
- I Held My Baby Last Night (MR5003)

rec. poss. November 22, 1952 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Meteor 5000

* = Kent 508

11a1952BEP'S BROWN And His Orchestra

- Round House Boogie (5024: Sax Symphonic Boogie) (MR5004)
- Kickin' The Blues Around (5024: Flaming Blues) (MR5005)

rec. c. November 1952 in Chicago, IL; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Meteor 5001




= Meteor 5024 (1955)
as by SAX MAN BROWN
with THE BROOMDUSTERS

121952ELMORE JAMES

- Baby, What's Wrong (MR5000)
- Sinful Women (MR5002)

rec. poss. November 22, 1952 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Meteor 5003
12a1952SAX MAN BROWN ELMO JAMES BROOM DUSTERS / J. T. (Big Boy) BROWN ELMO JAMES BROOM DUSTERS

Sax Man Brown Elmo James Broom Dusters
- Sax-Ony Boogie (MR5006-1)
J. T. (Big Boy) Brown Elmo James Broom Dusters
- Dumb Woman Blues (MR5007-2) #

rec. c.November 1952 in Chicago, IL; J.T. Brown, ts, # voc; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr







Meteor 5016
131953SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON His Harmonica & Houserockers

- Too Close Together (DRC91) #
- Cat Hop (DRC180) *

# rec. December 4, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Love, p; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Cliff Givens, voc b
* rec. March 23, 1953 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Willie Kyle, Carlton Wells or Bernard Williams, sax; J.W. Walker, p; Joe Willie Wilkins, g; b; O'Neil Hudson, dr

Trumpet 212
141953"SONNY BOY" WILLIAMSON and His House Rockers

- She Brought Life Back To The Dead (DRC90 / 45-DRC90) #
- Gettin' Out Of Town (DRC185) *

# rec. December 4, 1951 in Jackson, Ms; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Elmore James, Joe Willie Wilkins, g; Cliff Givens, voc b; Joe Dyson, dr
* rec. October 24, 1953 in Jackson; Alex 'Rice' Miller, voc, hca; Bernard Williams, ts; James Williams, g; Herman Fowlkes, b; O'Neil Hudson, dr; Frank Crawley, mrcs





Trumpet 215
151953ELMORE JAMES

- She Just Won't Do Right (U4324)
- Country Boogie (U4321)

rec. January 17, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Checker 777
   

- My Best Friend ((U4322)
- I See My Baby (U4323)
- Whose Muddy Shoes (U4325)

rec. January 17, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr
Checker unissued

Blue Horizon 7-63204
Chess LP 1537

161953LITTLE JOHNNY JONES and the CHICAGO HOUND DOGS

- Dirty By The Dozen (FL121)
- I May Be Wrong (FL122)

rec. October 1953 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Jones, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; Elmore James, g; poss Ransom Knowling, b: Odie Payne, dr



Flair 1010
176/1953ELMORE JAMES and the BROOM DUSTERS

- Early In The Morning (FL123) *
- Hawaiian Boogie (FL124)

rec. April 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr







Flair 1011

* = Modern 49

181953ELMORE JAMES and the Broom Dusters

- Can't Stop Lovin' (FL131)
- Make A Little Love (FL132)

rec. April 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Flair 1014
198/1953JUNIOR WELLS

- Cut That Out (1325-4)
- Eagle Rock (1329-4)

rec. June 8, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Junior Wells, voc, hca; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James or Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b-g; Odie Payne, dr

States S 122
201953ELMORE JAMES And The Broomdusters

- Please Find My Baby (FL 147) #
- Strange Kinda' Feeling (FL-148-6) *

# rec. poss. January 25, 1952 in Canton, MS; Elmore James, voc, g; Ike Turner, p; dr
* rec. August 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Flair 1022
211953JOE TURNER and his BLUES KINGS

- TV Mama (A 1128)
- Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop (A 1127)

rec. October 7, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Joe Turner, voc; John Avant or Harlan Floyd, tb; Grady Jackson, Joe Tillman, ts; McKinley Easton, bs; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James, g; Jimmy Richardson, b; Red Saunders, dr



Atlantic 1016
221953Joe Turner Sings

- Honey Hush
- Sweet Sixteen

- Chains Of Love

- TV Mama

7 inch 45 rpm EP

Atlantic EP 536
   

- Wait Baby (A 1335)
- Hoy Hoy (alt. tk.)
- Chicago Blues (A 1337)   @ youtube

rec. October 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Little Johnny Jones, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; Elmore James, g; Ransom Knowling, b: Odie Payne, dr
Atlantic unissued

Atlantic SD 7227

234/1954JUNIOR WELLS and his Eagle Rockers

- Hodo Man (on later pressings: Somebody Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man) (1327-2)
- Junior's Wail (1330-3)

rec. June 8, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Junior Wells, voc, hca; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James or Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b-g; Odie Payne, dr

States S 134
241954ELMORE JAMES And His Broomdusters

- Hand In Hand (FL 161) #
- Make My Dreams Come True (FL-162-7) *

# rec. poss. January 25, 1952 in Canton, MS; Elmore James, voc, g; Ike Turner, p; dr
* rec. August 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Flair 1031

* = Fire 1011

251954ELMORE JAMES and his "Broomdusters"

- Sho Nuff I Do (FL182)
- 1839 Blues (FL183)

rec. April 5, 1954 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; Raymond Hill, ts; Oliver Sain, as/bs; Johnny Jones, p; Ike Turner, g; Odie Payne, dr



Flair 1039
261954ELMORE JAMES and His Broomdusters

- Rock My Baby Right [tk. 2] (FL 201) #
- Dark And Dreary (FL-200-4) *

# rec. poss. January 25, 1952 in Canton, MS; Elmore James, voc, g; Ike Turner, p; dr
* rec. August 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr





Flair 1048
271954ELMORE JAMES and His "BROOMDUSTERS"

- Sunnyland (FL165) *
- Standing At The Crossroads (FL217)

rec. c.August 1954 in Los Angeles; Elmore James, voc, g; James Parr, tp; Maxwell Davis, ts; Jewell Grant, bs; Willard McDaniel. p; Ralph Hamilton, b; Jesse Sailes, dr





Flair 1057

= Kent 433

= Modern 55

* = Kent 465

2810/1954LITTLE JOHNNY JONES

- Doin' The Best I Can (A 1338-2)
- Hoy Hoy (A 1336-1)

rec. October 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Jones, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; Elmore James, g; Ransom Knowling, b: Odie Payne, dr

Atlantic 1045
   

- Wait Baby (A1335)
- Hoy Hoy (alt. tk.)
- Chicago Blues (A1337)

rec. October 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Jones, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; Elmore James, g; Ransom Knowling, b: Odie Payne, dr
Atlantic unissued

Atlantic SD 7227 (1972)

2912/1954JUNIOR WELLS

- Tomorrow Night (1328-4) #
- So All Alone (1443-7) *

# rec. June 8, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Junior Wells, voc, hca; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James or Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b-g; Odie Payne, dr

* rec. April 15, 1954 in Chicago, IL; Junior Wells, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Muddy Waters, Louis Myers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Fred Below, dr

States S 143
301955ELMORE JAMES and His "Broomdusters"

- Late Hours At Midnight (FL225)
- The Way You Treat Me (FL-226)

rec. c.August 1954 in Los Angeles; Elmore James, voc, g; James Parr, tp; Maxwell Davis, ts; Jewell Grant, bs; Willard McDaniel. p; Ralph Hamilton, b; Jesse Sailes, dr



Flair 1062
311955ELMORE JAMES and His "Broomdusters"

- Happy Home (FL-240) *
- No Love In My Heart (FL-241)

rec. c.August 1954 in Los Angeles; Elmore James, voc, g; James Parr, tp; Maxwell Davis, ts; Jewell Grant, bs; Willard McDaniel. p; Ralph Hamilton, b; Jesse Sailes, dr







Flair 1069

* = Kent 331
* = Kent 394
* = Modern 15

321955ELMORE JAMES and HIS "BROOM DUSTERS"

- Dust My Blues (FL-250-3) *
- I Was A Fool (FL 251)

rec. August 1955 in New Orleans; Elmore James, voc, g; Edward Frank, p; Frank Fields, b; Earl Palmer, dr



Flair 1074

* = Kent 331
* = Kent 394
* = Modern 15

331955ELMORE JAMES and His "Broom Dusters"

- Blues Before Sunrise (FL 260)
- Goodbye Baby (FL 261) *

rec. August 1955 in New Orleans; Elmore James, voc, g; Edward Frank, p; Frank Fields, b; Earl Palmer, dr; * voc grp

Flair 1079

* = Kent 465

341955JOE TURNER and His Blues Kings

- Ti-Ri-Lee (A 1126) #
- Flip Flop And Fly (A 1427) *

# rec. October 7, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Joe Turner, voc; John Avant or Harlan 'Bobby' Floyd, tb; Grady Jackson, Joe Tillman, ts; McKinley Easton, bs; Johnny Jones, p; Elmore James, g; Jimmy Richardson, b; Red Saunders, dr
* rec. January 28, 1955 in New York; Joe Turner, voc; tp; as; Al Sears, ts; bs; Jesse Stone, p; g; b: dr



Atlantic 1053

= Quality 1358 (Ca)

351956ELMORE JAMES and His "Broom Dusters"

- Wild About You (MM 2285-22)
- Long Tall Woman (MM 2286-2)

rec. January 4, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; Raymond Hill, ts; ts; Johnny Jones, p; Eddie Taylor, g; Odie Payne, dr

Modern 983
361957ELMORE JAMES and his Broom Dusters

- The 12 Year Old Boy (C2402)
- Coming Home (C2403)

rec. April 12, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Wayne Bennett, Eddie Taylor, g; Homesick James, b-g; Odie Payne, dr



Chief 7001


= Vee Jay 249 (1957)

371957ELMORE JAMES and His Broomdusters

- It Hurts Me Too (C2404) *
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz (C2406)

rec. April 12, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Wayne Bennett, Eddie Taylor, g; Homesick James, b-g; Odie Payne, dr



Chief 7004




= Vee Jay 259 (1957)

* = Mel 7011 (197?)

381957ELMORE JAMES and His Broomdusters

- Cry For Me Baby (25-117) *
- Take Me Where You Go (25-118)

rec. c.October, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Syl Johnson, Eddie Taylor, g; Willie Dixon, b; Fred Below, dr



Chief 7006






= Vee Jay 269 (1958)


= USA 815 (1965)


= S&M 101 (1965/6?)

= M-Pac 7231 (1966)

* = Mel 7011 (197?)


= Jewel 872
"Cry For My Baby" [sic]

391957Joe Turner

- Shake, Rattle And Roll
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- Feeling Happy
- Well All Right
- The Chicken And The Hawk
- Boogie Woogie Country Girl
- Honey Hush

- Corrine Corrina
- Midnight Special Train
- Hide And Seek
- Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop [A 1072 not A 1127 !!! ]
- Crawdad Hole
- Sweet Sixteen
- Chains Of Love



Atlantic 8005
4012/1958Joe Turner: Rockin' The Blues

- We're Gonna Jump For Joy
- Teen Age Letter
- Love Roller Coaster
- Lipstick Powder And Paint
- Morning Noon And Night
- I Need A Girl
- Red Sails In The Sunset

- Blues In The Night
- After A While
- World Of Trouble
- Trouble In Mind

- TV Mama
- You Know I Love You
- Still In Love

Atlantic 8023 (US)


= London HA-E 2173 (UK)

411959ELMORE JAMES AND HIS BROOMDUSTERS

- Make My Dreams Come True (FL-162-7) #
- Bobby's Rock (FM124) *

# rec. August 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob. Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr
* rec. poss. November 3/4 1959 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown & poss. Boyd Atkins, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Homesick James, b-g; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne or Sam Myers, dr



Fire 1011
4211/1959Joe Turner: Big Joe Is Here

- Wee Baby Blues
- Rock A While
- Baby I Still Want You
- The Chill Is On
- Poor Lover's Blues
- Don't You Cry


- Ti-Ri-Lee
- Married Woman
- Midnight Cannonball
- I'll Never Stop Loving You
- After My Laughter Came Tears
- Bump Miss Susie


notes by Bob Rolontz



Atlantic 8033 (US)


= London HA-E 2231 (UK)

42a1959Blues In My Heart

- You Upset Me - B.B. King
- Girl Of My Dreams - Jesse Belvin

- Dust My Blues - Elmore James
- It's Midnight - Little Willie Littlefield
- No Rolling Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon

- Good Rocking Daddy - Etta James
- No More Doggin' - Roscoe Gordon
- Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton
- Eddie My Love - Teen Queens
- Blow Joe Blow - Joe Houston



Riviera R0052 (mono)
Riviera STR052 (stereo)
[budget subsidiary
of Modern/Crown]
431960Original Golden Hits Of The Great Blues Singers

- Kiddio - Brook Benton
- Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter
- Fannie-May - Buster Brown
- Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
- Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson
- Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lyman

- I'll Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
- What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis
- Mojo Hand - Lightning Hopkins
- Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
- Let The Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland

- The Sky Is Crying - Elmore James




Mercury MG 20826 (mono)
= SR 60826 (stereo)

= Mercury SMCL.20182

441960ELMORE JAMES

- Knocking At Your Door (C2405) #
- Calling All Blues (25-139) *

# rec. April 12, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Wayne Bennett, Edie Taylor, g; Homesick James, b-g; Odie Payne, dr

* rec. May 5, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Junior Wells, hca; A.C. Reed, ts; Johnny Walker, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr [credited to "Elmore James and His Broomdusters"]



Chief 7020

Sue 392 (1965)

451960ELMO JAMES AND HIS BROOMDUSTERS

- The Sky Is Crying (FM 133)
- Held My Baby Last Night (FM 134)

rec. poss. November 3/4 1959 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown & poss. Boyd Atkins, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Homesick James, b-g; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne or Sam Myers, dr

Fire 1016

= Down Home 775/6 (1962/3?)

461960ELMORE JAMES and His Broom Dusters

- Rollin And Tumblin (FM 151)
- I'm Worried (FM-152)

rec. poss. May 23/4, 1960 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; saxes; prob. Johnny Acey, p; Jimmy Spruill, g; Homesick James, b-g; Sam Myers, dr



Fire 1024
471960ELMO JAMES

- Done Somebody Wrong (FM 165)
- Fine Little Mama (FM 166)

rec. poss. May 23/4, 1960 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; saxes; prob. Johnny Acey, p; Jimmy Spruill, g; Homesick James, b-g; Sam Myers, dr

Fire 1031
481960ELMORE JAMES

- I Can't Hold Out (10109)
- The Sun Is Shining (10110 edited)

rec. April 14, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; sax; Johnny Jones, p; Homesick James, g; Henry 'Sneaky Joe' Harris or Sam Myers, dr



Chess 1756
   

- The Sun Is Shining *

- Stormy Monday Blues (10111) *

- Madison Blues (10112) *

- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.) #

rec. April 14, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; sax; Johnny Jones, p; Homesick James, g; Henry 'Sneaky Joe' Harris or Sam Myers, dr
Chess unissued

* Blue Horizon 7-63204
* Chess LP 1537
# Argo LP 4034

491960ELMORE JAMES and THE BROOM DUSTERS

- Dust My Blues (FL 250-3)
- Happy Home (FL 240)

Flair 1074 / Flair 1069







Kent 331

501960The Blues

Priscilla Bowman
- Hands Off Him (McShann - Bowman)
Jimmy Reed
- You Don't Have To Go (Reed)
Roscoe Gordon
- Just A Little Bit (Thornton - Bass - Washington - Brown - Thompson)
John Lee Hooker
- Dimples (Hooker)
Gene Allison
- You Can Make It If You Try (AIIison - Jarrett)
Jimmy Reed
- Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (Reed)

Billy Boy
- I Wish You Would (Arnold)
Memphis Slim
- Messin' Around (Frazier)
J. B. Lenoir
- Do What I Say (Lenoir) [VJ 352]
Harold Burrage
- Cryin' For My Baby (Burrage)

Elmore James
- Coming Home (James)
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Kansas City (Littlefield)


That album (Elmore James track) made Brian Jones search for a 'steel' - read more

contents of Vee Jay LP-1074:
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Kansas City
Bridges & Pauline
- Spring
Jimmy Reed
- Baby What You Want Me To Do
Billy Emerson
- The Pleasures Al Mine
Earl Phillps
- Oop De Oop

Dee Clark
- Blues Get Off My Mind
Crume Brothers
- It's You I Love
Pee Wee Crayton
- I Found Peace Of Mind
Eddie Taylor
- Bad Boy
Joe Buckner
- Evenin' time
notes by Alexis Korner
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Vee Jay LP 1020 (US mono)
later issued with a 'stereo'
sticker have the mono
record inside

notes by Alexis Korner
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= EMI/Columbia Co 33SX
1417 (UK 1961 mono)

= Joy 185 (UK 1973)

click to enlarge !
(=) Vee Jay VJS-2-1007 (DLP
1974) (reissue of LP-1020
and LP-1074)

511960Elmore James and the Broomduster: Blues After Hours

- Dust My Blues
- Sunnyland
- Mean And Evil
- Dark And Dreary
- Standing At The Crossroads

- Happy Home
- No Love In My Heart For You
- Blues Before Sunrise
- I Was A Fool
- Goodbye Baby

CD bonus tracks:
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Quarter Past Three
- Strange Kinda Feeling - take 1
- Make My Dreams Come True - take 2
- So Mean To Me - take 4
- Long Tall Woman
- Wild About You (Wild About You Baby)
- Elmo's Shuffle - take 5

LP made up of singles released on Meteor and Flair; CD from original production tapes



Crown CLP 5168 (mono)

notes by Dave Sax

(=) Ace CDCHM 1043 (2005)
www.acerecords.co.uk


(=) P-Vine PCD-23763
(Jp 2007)

521961ELMORE JAMES

- Stranger Blues (FB 301)
- Anna Lee (FB 302)

rec. 1961 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; Danny Moore, tp; ts; Paul Williams, bs; Johnny Acey, p; Riff Ruffin, g; Johnny Williams, dr







Fire 1503
531961ELMORE JAMES

- Look On Yonder Wall (FM 193) #
- Shake Your Moneymaker (FM 194-2)

rec. August? 1961 in New Orleans; Elmore James, voc, g; # Sammy Myers, hca; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Sammy Lee Bully, b; King Mose Tayler, dr



Fire 504


= Burn 504

= Enjoy 2022 (1965)

   

- (Poor Little) Angel Child
- Little Girl

rec. 1961 in New Orleans; Sam Myers, voc, hca; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Elmore James, g; Sammy Lee Bully, b; King Mose, dr
unissued

P-Vine PLP 6101/02
Charly CRB 1208

   

- Footrace To A Resting Place #
- Wrong Doing Woman

rec. 1961 in New Orleans; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker ('Bushy Head'), voc, p; # Elmore James, g; Sammy Lee Bully, b; King Mose Taylor, dr
Bobby Robinson recordings
unissued

Blue Horizon 7-66230

53a196?Elmore James

- Stormy Monday Blues (DH-2000)
- Madison Blues (DH-2001)


Down Home 800
   

- You Can Do It If You Want To
- Woke Up Happy

rec. February 13, 1963 in New York, NY; Marshall Jones (prob. Homesick James), voc, g; Elmore James, g; dr
Bobby Robinson recordings
unissued

Capricorn 9 42009-2

   

- Second Fiddle Man

rec. February 21, 1963 in New York; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker ('Bushy Head'), voc, p; Elmore James, g; Bobby Lee Robinson, b; dr
Bobby Robinson recordings
unissued

Blue Horizon 7-66230

541963Elmore James: The Blues In My Heart, The Rhythm In My Soul

- Standing In The Crossroads
- Dark And Dreary
- Dust My Blues
- Mean And Evil
- Sunnyland

- Blues Before Sunrise
- No Love In My Heart
- Goodbye Baby
- I Was A Fool
- Happy Home

Custom CM-2054




= United 7716 (19??)

54a1963Original Golden Hits of the Great Blues Singers

- Kiddio - Brook Benton
- A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter
- Fanny May - Buster Brown
- Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
- Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson
- Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

- I'll Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
- What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis
- Mojo Hand - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
- Let The Little Girl Dance - Bobby Bland

- The Sky Is Crying - Elmore James

Mercury SR 60826 rechanneled "stereo"



Mercury MG 20826 (mono)


= Mercury SR 60826 (stereo)

558/1963The Best Of Joe Turner

- Shake, Rattle And Roll
- Chains Of Love
- Honey Hush
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- The Chicken And The Hawk
- Midnight Special Train

- Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop (A 1072 or A 1127 ???)

- Corrine Corrina
- Cherry Red
- St. Louis Blues
- Boogie Woogie Country Girl
- Crawdad Hole

- Ti-Ri-Lee
- TV Mama

Atlantic 8081
56196?the best of the biggest

Ray Charles
- Walkin’ And Talkin’
BB King
- Rock Me Baby

Elmore James
- Dust My Blues
John Lee Hooker
- Boogie Chillen
Howling Wolf
- Riding In The Moonlight
Bobby Bland
- Drifting From Town To Town

Ray Charles
- I Found My Baby There
BB King
- Woke Up This Morning

Elmore James
- Happy Home
John Lee Hooker
- I’m In The Mood
Howling Wolf
- Dog Me Around
Bobby Bland
- Love You, Yes I do

United 718 (US)
= United Superior US 7718
571964The Blues Volume 3

- Diggin' My Potatoes - Washboard Sam
- Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon
- Lonely No More - Little Milton
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) - Howlin' Wolf
- Off The Wall - Little Walter
- Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters

- It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker
- Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters
- Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Time Brings On A Change - Jimmy Witherspoon

- The Sun Is Shining (alt tk) - Elmore James [previously unissued]
- The World's In A Tangle - Jimmy Rogers

Argo LP-4034

(=) Cadet LP-4034

notes by John Burton



= PYE NPL 28045 (UK)

notes by John Burton
and Cary Baker



= Chess CH-9276 (1988)

581964Elmo James: The Sky Is Crying

- The Sky Is Crying
- Something Inside Of Me
- Fine Little Mama
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Baby Please Set A Date

- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Money Maker
- My Bleeding Heart
- One Way Out
- I Need You
- Rollin' And Tumblin'

Sphere Sound SSR-7002
591964ELMORE JAMES and THE BROOM DUSTERS

- Dust My Blues (I Believe) (FL 250-3)
- Happy Home (FL 240)

Kent 331


Kent 394

601964ELMORE JAMES

- Standing At The Crossroads (FL 212)
- Sunnyland (FL 216)




Kent 433
6110/1964ELMORE JAMES and THE BROOM DUSTERS

- Dust My Blues (FL 250-3)
- Happy Home (FL 240)

Kent 331 / 394


Sue WI-335 (UK)

621964The Best Of Elmore James

- Dust My Blues
- Fine Little Mama
- The Sky Is Crying
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Anna Lee
- I'm Worried
- Stranger Blues

- Rollin' & Tumblin'
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Happy Home
- Bobby's Rock
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Make My Dreams Come True
notes by Guy Stevens



Sue ILP-918 (UK)
631965Elmore James

- Bleeding Heart (ZTSP 98718)
- It Hurts Me Too (ZTSP 98719)


Enjoy 2015 (1st pressing)
641965ELMORE JAMES

- It Hurts Me Too (ZTSP 98719)
- Pickin' The Blues (ZTSP 104841)

rec. February 21, 1963 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; Johnny Walker, p; b; dr



Enjoy 2015 (2nd pressing)

= Fire 2020

= Fire 5000


= Trip TR-24

651965ELMORE JAMES

- Bleeding Heart (ZTSP 98718) #
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama [tk. 3] *

# rec. 1961 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; Danny Moore, tp; ts; Paul Williams, bs; Johnny Acey, p; Riff Ruffin, g; Johnny Williams, dr

* rec. August? 1961 in New Orleans; Elmore James, voc, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Sammy Lee Bully, b; King Mose Tayler, dr



Enjoy 2020
661965ELMORE JAMES

- Everyday I Have The Blues (EN 34578) #
- Dust My Broom (EN 34579)




Enjoy 2027

# = Fury 2000

67196?ELMORE JAMES

- Everyday I Have The Blues (EN 34578)
- Up Jumped Elmore [edited]




Fury 2000
681965ELMO JAMES

- Bleeding Heart [unfaded]
- One Way Out (6327)

rec. 1961 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; Danny Moore, tp; ts; Paul Williams, bs; Johnny Acey, p; Riff Ruffin, g; Johnny Williams, dr

Sphere Sound SSR 702
691965ELMORE JAMES

- The Sky Is Crying (6431) (= FM 133) #
- Standing At The Crossroads (6432) *

# rec. poss. November 3/4, 1959 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown & poss. Boyd Atkins, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Homesick James, b-g; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne or Sam Myers, dr

* rec. 1961 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; Danny Moore, tp; ts; Paul Williams, bs; Johnny Acey, p; Riff Ruffin, g; Johnny Williams, dr

Flashback 15
701965Pure Blues Volume One

Homesick James
- Crossroads
Buster Brown
- Don't Dog Your Woman
Lightnin' Slim
- Bad Feeling Blues
Etta James
- Roll With Me Honey
Frankie Lee Sims
- What Will Lucy Do?
John Lee Hooker
- Boogie Chillun
Bobby Peterson
- One Day

J.B. Lenoir
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel
Willie Mae Thornton
- Tom Cat

Elmore James [actually Andrew 'Bobo' Thomas]
- I Wish I Was A Catfish
Mercy Baby
- Mercy's Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bad Boogie
James Brown
- Why Does Everything Happen To Me
notes by Guy Stevens
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Sue ILP 919 (UK)
711965We Sing The Blues

Lightnin Hopkins
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
Junior Wells
- Prison Bars All Around Me
Otis Rush
- Cant Quit You Baby
Buster Brown
- Sugar Babe
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Mean Ole Frisco
Magic Sam
- Every Night About This Time
Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground
Tarheel Slim
- Number Nine Train

Lightnin Slim
- Lightnin Slim Boogie
T.V. Slim
- Hold Me Close To Your Heart
Lightnin Hopkins
- Mojo Hand
B.B. King
- The Letter

Elmore James & Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long
Junior Wells
- Come On In This House
Frankie Lee Sims
- Misery Blues
Earl Hooker
- Swear To Tell The Truth


compiled by Guy Stevens
notes by Guy Stevens



Sue ILP 921 (UK)
721965Elmore James Memorial Album

- Standing At The Crossroad
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- One Way Out
- It Hurts Me Too (Part 1)
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Take Me Where You Go
- I Can't Stop Loving You

- It Hurts Me Too (Part 2)
- Dust My Broom
- Knocking At Your Door
- Coming Home
- Pickin' The Blues
- Bleeding Heart
- Cry For Me Baby
notes by Simon A. Napier



Sue ILP-927 (UK)
731965Chicago
the post-war blues volume 1

Johnny Shines
- Brutal Hearted Woman
- Evening Sun
Willie Nix & His Combo
- Just Can't Stay
- All By Yourself
"Little" Willie Foster
- Falling Rain Blues
- Four Day Jump
J B. Hutto & His Hawks
- Pet Cream Man
- Lovin' You

Othum Brown
- Ora-Nelle Blues
Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her
Johnny William(s)
- Worried Man Blues
Johnny Young
- Money Taking Woman
John Lee
- Knocking On Lula Mae's Door
- Rythm Rockin' Boogie
[sic]
Junior Wells & His Eagle Rockers
- Hodo Man [sic]
- Junior's Wail
notes by Charles Radcliffe







Post War Blues pwb 1

Post War Blues
discography

747/1965ELMORE JAMES

- It Hurts Me Too (ZTSP98719)
- Bleeding Heart (ZTSP89718)

Enjoy 2015 / 2020


Sue WI-383 (UK)

759/1965ELMORE JAMES and His Broomdusters

- Knocking At Your Door (C2405) #
- Calling The Blues (25-139) *

# rec. April 12, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Wayne Bennett, Edie Taylor, g; Homesick James, b-g; Odie Payne, dr
* rec. May 5, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Junior Wells, hca; A.C. Reed, ts; Johnny Walker, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr [credited to "Elmore James and His Broomdusters"]
Chief 7020 (1960)


Sue WI-392 (UK)

761965Rhythm And Blues Of Chicago
Bluesscene USA Vol. 1

Elmore James
- Knocking At Your Door
Willie Mabon
- Mean Mistreater
Ricky Allen
- Ouch
T. V. Slim
- You Can't Love Me
A. C. Reed
- Lotta Lovin'
Ricky Allen
- I Don't Got It
Jesse Fortune
- Good Things

T. V. Slim
- Hold Me Close To Your Heart
Willie Mabon
- I'm The Fixer
A. C. Reed
- This Little Voice
Jesse Fortune
- Heavy Heart Beat
Ricky Allen
- Early In The Morning
Willie Mabon
- Fannie Mae
Jesse Fortune
- Too Many Cooks
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 176






= Teichiku ULS-1817-R (Jp)

= Storyville SLP 840

771965Country Blues Classics Vol. 1

Willy Baker
- No No Blues
Fred McMullen
- De Kalb Chain Gang
Curley Weaver
- Ticket Agent
Cripple Clarence Lofton
- Brown Skin Girls
Black Ivory King
- Flying Crow
John Lee
- Blind's Blues
Munroe Moe Jackson
- Go Away From My Door

Elmo James
- Dust My Broom
Joe McCoy
- Evil Devil Woman
Jim Jackson
- I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop
Black Ivory King
- Southern Casey Jones
Tim Wilkins
- Dirty Deal Blues
Tommie Bradley & Cole
- Window Pane Blues
Frank Stokes
- Downtown Blues
- T'aint Nobody's Business
Tony Hollins
- Stamp Blues



Blues Classics BC 5


Blues Classics discography

78196?The Kings Sing The Blues

Schoolboy Cleve
- Beautiful Beautiful Love
- My Baby Done Gone
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Mean Old World
- Baby I've Been Mistreated

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
Frankie Lee Sims
- Walking With Frankie
Sonny Boy Williamson
- No Nights By Myself
???
- ???


Teem LP-5005
(Ace budget subsidiary)
791966ELMORE JAMES

- I Need You Baby (6517) #
- Shake Your Moneymaker (FM-194-2) *

# rec. poss. May 23/4, 1960 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; saxes; prob. Johnny Acey, p; Jimmy Spruill, g; Homesick James, b-g; Sam Myers, dr

* rec. August? 1961 in New Orleans; Elmore James, voc, g; Sammy Myers, hca; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Sammy Lee Bully, b; King Mose Tayler, dr

Sphere Sound SSR 708
801966?ELMO JAMES

- Dust My Broom (6711) #
- Rollin' And Tumblin' (6712) (= FM 151) *

# rec. poss. November 3/4, 1959 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown & poss. Boyd Atkins, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Homesick James, b-g; prob Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne or Sam Myers, dr

* rec. poss. May 23/4, 1960 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; saxes; prob. Johnny Acey, p; Jimmy Spruill, g; Homesick James, b-g; Sam Myers, dr



Sphere Sound 712
811966?ELMORE JAMES

- She Done Moved (8317)
- Something Inside Me (8316)

rec. poss. May 23/4, 1960 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; saxes; prob. Johnny Acey, p; Jimmy Spruill, g; Homesick James, b-g; Sam Myers, dr



Sphere Sound 713
824/1966ELMORE JAMES

- I Need You
- Mean Mistreating Mama

Sphere Sound 708 / Enjoy 2020


Sue WI-4007 (UK)

831966Elmore James: I Need You

- Make My Dreams Come True
- Got To Move
- I Need You
- Something Inside Of Me
- Look On Yonder Wall

- Shake Your Money Maker
- Strange Angels
- Early One Morning
- She Done Moved
- Baby Please Set A Date

Sphere Sound SSR-7008
83a1966The Mike Raven Blues Show

- Levee Camp Moan - Texas Alexander
- Natch Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Walk Right In - Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Four Till Late - Robert Johnson
- Cow Cow Blues - Speckled Red
- Low Friends - Victoria Spivey

- See See Rider - Leadbelly
- Willie May Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- The SKy Is Crying - Sonny Boy Williamson
- I'm Gonna Lay Down - Brownie McGhee
- Don't Treat That Man - Lightnin' Hopkins

- Kocking At Your Door - Elmore James




XTRA 1047 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

841967ELMORE JAMES

- Sunnyland (FL 216)
- Goodbye Baby (FL 261)


Kent 465
851967Elmore James: Original Folk Blues

- Dust My Blues
- Sho Nuff I Do
- Wild About You Baby
- Sunny Land
- Mean And Evil
- No Love In My Heart

- Standing At The Crossroads
- Happy Home
- Dark And Dreary
- Goodbye Baby
- Blues Before Sunrise
- I Was A Fool

Kent KLP-5022 (mono)
Kent KST-522 (stereo)


= United Superior US-7743
(197?)

Ace CH31

85a1967"The Original" Sonny Boy Williamson

- Do It If You Wanna
- Cool, Cool Blues
- Come On Back Home
- Stop Crying
- Eyesight To The Blind
- West Memphis Blues
- I Cross My Heart
- Crazy About You Baby

- Nine Below Zero
- Mighty Long Time
- She Brought Life Back To The Dead
- Stop Now Baby
- Mr. Downchild
- Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues
- Pontiac Blues
- Too Close Together

CD bonus tracks:
- KFFA Radio program (1965):
  - V-8 Ford
  - Stormy Monday
  - Right Now
  - Come Go With Me

- Dust My Broom (Elmore James + Sonny Boy Williamson, hca)
notes by Paul Oliver



Blues Classics BC 9


Blues Classics discography

notes by Paul Oliver



= Arhoolie 2020 (1970)
"King Biscuit Time"

Arhoolie discography

notes by Paul Oliver

(=) Arhoolie CD 310 (1989)
"King Biscuit Time"

www.arhoolie.com


= Arhoolie CD 310
(Jp 1993)   [Houston
Stackhouse omitted
from front cover]

86196?Blues From Chicago Volume 2

Jimmy Lee Robinson and Band
- All Of My Life
Tommy Brown with Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton
- Remember Me
- Southern Women
Lazy Bill Lucas and his Blue Rhythms
- I Had A Dream
Otis Spann with Band
- Five Spot


Elmore James and his Broomdusters
- Baby What's Wrong
- Sinful Woman
Junior Wells and his Eagle Rockers
- Lawdy Lawdy (Lord, Lord) [States 139]
Muddy Waters with Rhythm Accompaniment
- You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Dead And Gone)

Little Johnny Jones & The Chicago Hound Dogs
- Sweet Little Woman (Dirty By The Dozen) [Flair 1010]



Python PLP-KM 9

Python discography

87196?Memphis And The Delta - 1950s

Houston Boines
- Relation Blues
Luther Huff
- Bull Dog Blues
Junior Brooks
- She's A Little Girl
Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Walking
Forest City Joe
- Memory Of Sonny Boy
Roosevelt Sykes
- West Helena Blues
Joe Hill Louis
- I Feel Like A Million

Sunnyland Slim
- Going Back To Memphis
Boyd Gilmore
- Rambling On My Mind
Drifting Slim
- Good Morning Blues
Willie Love
- Seventy Four Blues
James Cotton
- Cotton Crop Blues
Baby Face Turner
- Gonna Let You Go

Elmore James
- Please Find My Baby

Blues Classics BC 15


Blues Classics discography

881968Elmore James / John Brim: Tough

Elmore James
- Stormy Monday Blues [Chess unissued]
- Going For Good [Checker 777 'She Just Won't Do Right']
John Brim
- Lifetime Baby [Chess unissued]

Elmore James
- I See My Baby [Chess unissued]
John Brim
- Be Careful What You Do [Chess 1624]

Elmore James
- The Sun Is Shining [Chess 1756, unedited]

John Brim
- You Got Me [Chess 1624]

Elmore James
- Whose Muddy Shoes [Chess unissued]
- Madison Blues [Chess unissued]
John Brim
- Ice Cream Man [Chess unissued]

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

John Brim discography

notes by Neil Slaven



Blue Horizon S 7-63204 (UK)
891968Elmore James: Something Inside Of Me

- Baby Please Set A Date
- I Need You
- Strange Angels
- She Done Moved
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Early One Morning

- Something Inside Of Me
- Got To Move
- Strange Blues [sic]
- Person To Person
- My Kind Of Woman
- So Unkind
notes by Mike Leadbitter



Bell MBLL-104 (mono) (UK)
SBLL-104 (stereo)
901968ELMORE JAMES

- Strange Blues [sic] [alt. tk.] (8606)
- Anna Lee (8607) (= FB 302)

rec. 1961 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; Danny Moore, tp; ts; Paul Williams, bs; Johnny Acey, p; Riff Ruffin, g; Johnny Williams, dr

Bell 719
911968The Late Fantastically Great Elmore James

- Dust My Blues
- Sunny Land
- Mean And Evil
- Dark And Dreary
- Standing At The Cross-Roads

- Happy Home
- No Love In My Heart
- Blues Before Sunrise
- I Was A Fool
- Goodbye Baby



Ember EMB 3397 (UK)
921968The Blues

- Diggin' My Potatoes - Washboard Sam
- Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon
- Lonely No More - Little Milton
- Worried Life Blues - Chuck Berry
- Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters

- Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
- Time Brings About A Change - Jimmy Witherspoon

- The Sun Is Shining - Elmore James
- The World's In A Tangle - Jimmy Rogers
- Key To The Highway - Little Walter
notes by Esmond Edwards



Marble Arch MAL 804 (UK)
92a1968Story Of The Blues - Blues Pianorama -2

Big Boy Myles
- Who's Been Foolin' You [Specialty 564, prob. 1955]
- That Girl I Married [Specialty 564, prob. 1955]
Champion Jack Dupree
- Shake Baby Shake [Red Robin 112, prob. 1952]
- Highway Blues [Red Robin 112, prob. 1952]
- Stumbling Block Blues [Red Robin 109]
- Number Nine Blues [Red Robin 109]
Lonnie Lyons
- Sneaky Joe
- Betrayed


Willie Love & His Three Aces
- Shout Brother Shout
- Way Back
- Vanity Dresser Boogie

- Everybody's Fishing [Trumpet 147, 1951]
- My Own Boogie [Trumpet 147, 1951]
Eddie Boyd
- It's Miserable To Be Alone [JOB 1009, 1952]
- I'm Pleading [JOB 1009, 1952]
- Blue Coat Man/font> [JOB 1007]

Negro Art M-12-SB-360 (Fr)

Negro Art discography

93196?ELMORE JAMES

- Dust My Blues
- Happy Home


Modern Oldies 15
941969Elmore James: To Know A Man

- Hand In Hand - take 1 / I Have A Right To Love My Baby
- Hand In Hand - take 3
- Hand In Hand - take 4
- Everyday I Have The Blues

- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too - take 1
- Talk To Me Baby - take 1 / Can't Stop Loving My Baby
- Got To Move
- Manhattan Slide


- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Elmore Jumps One
- I Believe - take 1 / I Gotta Go Now
- Back In Mississippi

- Second Fiddle Man
- Make My Dreams Come True - take 3
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama - takes 1 & 2
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama - take 3
- Sunnyland - take 1
- Footrace To A Resting Place / Wrong Doing Woman ("Bushy Head", voc)


Blue Horizon S 7-66230 gatefold  

DLP
notes by Mike Leadbitter



Blue Horizon S 7-66230 (UK)
= 7-63224 / 7-63225

notes by Mike Leadbitter



(=) Blue Horizon 4601
(US 1972) [1st LP only]
"Blues Masters Vol. 1"

= Line OLLP 8018 (G 1984)

951969Elmore James: the blues in my heart, the rhythm in my soul

- Dust My Blues
- No Love In My Heart
- Goodbye Baby
- Blues Before Sunrise
- I Was A Fool

- Standing At The Crossroads
- Mean And Evil
- Happy Home
- Dark And Dreary
- Sunnyland
notes by Jacques Barsamian



BYG 529 004 (Fr)


= BYG 529 503 (Fr 197?)
(Pop Blues Vol. 3)

961969The Story Of The Blues

Fra-Fra Tribesmen
- Yarum Praise Songs
Mississippi John Hurt
- Stack O' Lee Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Travelin' Blues
Charley Patton
- Stone Pony Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Black Snake Moan
Leadbelly
- Pig Meat Papa
Texas Alexander
- Broken Yo-yo
Peg Leg Howell
- Broke And Hungry Blues
Barbecue Bob
- It Won't Be Long Now
Henry Williams
- Georgia Crawl
Mississippi Jook Band
- Dangerous Woman
Memphis Jug Band
- Gator Wobble
Bessie Smith
- In The House Blues
Lillian Glinn
- Shake It Down
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill
- Pratt City Blues
Butterbeans And Susie
- What It Takes To Bring You Back (Mama Keeps It All The Time)


Leroy Carr
- Midnight Hour Blues
Faber Smith
- East St Louis Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Good Whiskey Blues
Casey Bill
- W.P.A. Blues
Bo Carter
- Sorry Feeling Blues
Robert Johnson
- Little Queen Of Spades
Bukka White
- Parchman Farm Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Me And My Chauffeur Blues

Blind Boy Fuller
- I Want Some Of Your Pie
Brownie McGhee
- Million Lonesome Woman
Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Moan
Big Bill Broonzy
- All By Myself
Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete
Otis Spann
- Bloody Murder

Elmore James
- Sunnyland
Johnny Shines
- I Don't Know


compiled by Paul Oliver
DLP



CBS 22135

= CBS 66218

971969The Legend Of Elmore James
Anthology of the Blues - Archive series Volume One

- Wild About You Baby [tk 4; previously unissued]
- I Held My Baby Last Night [Meteor 5000]
- Long Tall Woman [tk 1; previously unissued]
- Where Can My Baby Be [tk 9; previously unissued]
- I Believe [Meteor 5000]
- Sinful Woman [Meteor 5003]

- Canton Mississippi Breakdown [previously unissued]
- 1839 Blues [Flair 1039]
- Please Find My Baby [Flair 1022]
- So Mean To Me [tk 3; previously unissued]
- Hand In Hand [Flair 1031]
- Rock My Baby Right [Flair 1048]


Kent KST-9001 inner gatefold
photos by Georges Adins

notes by Frank Scott
and Bruce Bromberg





= Kent KST-9001

= United Artists UAS 29109
(UK 1970)




United Superior US-7778
(1976)




= Sonet SLP-3006

notes by Bruce Bromberg



= Musidisc 30 AB 5601
(Fr 1976)

981969ELMORE JAMES

- I Believe (MR 5001)
- 1839 Blues (FL 183)




Kent 508
991969This Is Blues

Homesick James
- Crossroads
J.B. Lenoir
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel

Elmore James
- It Hurts Me Too
Buster Brown
- Doctor Brown
Sonny Boy Williamson
- No Nights By Myself
Willie Mae Thornton
- Tom Cat
Freddy King
- Driving Sideways

Lowell Fulsom
- Talking Woman Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
Frankie Lee Sims
- What Will Lucy Do
Otis Rush
- I Can't Quit You Baby
Junior Wells
- Prison Bars All Around Me
Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground
Tarheel Slim
- Numer 9 Train


compiled by Guy Stevens
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Island IWP 5
10019??ELMORE JAMES

- Hawaiian Boogie (MR 5017) #
- Early In The Morning (FL 123) *

# rec. poss. January 25, 1952 in Canton, Ms; Elmore James, voc, g; Ike Turner, p; dr

* rec. April 1953 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; prob. Ransom Knowling, b; Odie Payne, dr



Modern Oldies 49
1011970ELMORE JAMES

- Sunnyland
- Standing At The Crossroads


Modern Oldies 55
102c1970The Resurrection Of Elmore James
Anthology of the Blues - Archive series Volume Ten

- Hawaiian Boogie Part 1 [alt tk; previously unissued]
- Quarter Past Nine [previously unissued]
- Sho Nuff I Do [alt tk; previously unissued]
- Early In The Morning [Flair 1011]
- One More Drink [previously unissued]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [Flair 1022]

- Make My Dreams Come True [alt tk; previously unissued]
- Late Hours At Midnight [Flair 1062]
- Elmo's Shuffle [previously unissued]
- Can't Stop Lovin' [Flair 1014]
- Make A Little Love [Flair 1014]
- Hawaiian Boogie Part 2 [Flair 1011]


Kent KST-9010 inner gatefold

notes by Michael Bromberg

= Kent KST-9010


United Superior US-7787

notes by Michael Bromberg



Musidisc 30 AB 5610

1031970Elmore James

- The Sky Is Crying
- Something Inside Of Me
- Fine Little Mama
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Baby Please Set A Date

- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Money Maker
- My Bleeding Heart
- One Way Out
- I Need You
- Rollin' And Tumblin'



Bell 6037 (UK)
1041970Elmore James / John Brim: Whose Muddy Shoes

John Brim
- Ice Cream Man [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]

Elmore James
- Whose Muddy Shoes [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]
- Madison Blues [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]
- I See My Baby [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]
John Brim
- You Got Me [Chess 1624]

Elmore James
- My Best Friend [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]
- The Sun Is Shining [Blue Horizon S 7-63204]

Elmore James
- Talk To Me Baby [Chess 1756 'I Can't Hold Out']
John Brim
- Rattlesnake [Checker 769, withdrawn before release]
- Be Careful [Chess 1624]

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom [Checker 777 'She Just Won't Do Right']
- Tool Bag Boogie [Checker 777 'Country Boogie']
John Brim
- Tough Times [Parrot 799]

Elmore James
- Call It Stormy Monday [Blue Horizon S 7-63204 'Stormy Monday Blues']

bonus tracks on Universal CD:
Elmore James
- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.) [Argo LP 4034]
John Brim
- Gary Stomp [Parrot 799]

John Brim discography

notes by Pete Welding



Chess 1537 (UK)

= Chess AWX-6133 (Jp 1974)

notes by Pete Welding
(transl. by Ivano Amati)



= Blues Rock BRP 2016
(It 1981)

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


= Chess CHD9114 (US 1984)


= P-Vine PLP 823 (Jp)


= Universal CD 3443
(Jp 2004)

1051970Blues In D Natural

Robert Nighthawk
- Crying Won't Help You
- The Moon Is Rising

Elmore James
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Early In The Morning
Charles Clark
- Hidden Charms
- Row Your Boat
Homesick James
- The Woman I Love
Earl Hooker
- Blues In D Natural

Earl Hooker
- Tanya
- Blue Guitar
Frankie Lee Sims
- She Likes To Boogie Real Low
- Well Goodbye Baby
Tommy Brown
- Southern Women
- Remember Me
Sly Williams
- I Believe In A Woman
- Boot Hill



Red Lightnin' RL 005

Red Lightnin' discography

1061970The Great Elmore James

- It Hurts Me Too
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Catfish Blues
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Make A Little Love To Me

- Shake Your Money Maker
- Pickin' The Blues
- Dust My Broom
- Bleeding Heart
- Look On Yonder Wall
notes by Lenny Goldberg



UpFront 122 (US)
1071970The Best Of Elmore James

- I Believe
- Sinful Woman
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Please Find My Baby
- Hand In Hand
- 1839 Blues
- Where Can My Baby Be

- Wild About You Baby
- Lang Tall Woman
- Canton Mississippi Breakdown
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Happa Home
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Dust My Blues

Kent / Victor
Globe SJET-8243 (Jp)
1081971Elmore James / Eddie Taylor & Jimmy Reed: South Side Blues

Elmore James
- Coming Home
- Take Me Where You Go
- Cry For Me Baby
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Knocking At Your Door
- It Hurts Me Too
- The 12 Year Old Boy

Eddie Taylor
- You'll Always Have A Home
- Do You Want Me To Cry
- Big Town Playboy
- Ride Em On Down
- Bad Boy
- I'm Sitting Here
- Don't Knock On My Door
notes by Pete Welding

Buddah / Cobblestone
CST 9001

notes by Pete Welding

= Muse MR 5087 (1975)
"Street Talkin'"


= Veejay ULS-1881-JY (Jp)
"South Side Blues"


= Muse MCD 5087 (1988)
"Street Talkin'"

1091971Joe Turner: His Greatest Recordings

- T.V. Mama
- Still In Love
- Teenage Letter
- Sweet Sixteen
- Shake, Rattle & Roll
- Honey Hush
- Flip, Flop & Fly

- Corrine Corrina

- Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
- Boogie Woogie Country Girl
- Crawdad Hole
- Midnight Cannonball
- Chains Of Love
- The Chicken And The Hawk
notes by Barry Hansen
(Dr. Demento)



Atco SD 33-376




= Atlantic 40525 (Fr 1973)
(Blues Power No 7)

1101971History Of Elmore James

- It Hurts Me Too
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Bleeding Heart

- conversation with Bobby Robinson
- Pickin' The Blues
- She's Got To Go
- Talk To My Baby
- I Believe


- Sunnyland Train
- Stranger Blues
- 12 Year Old Boy
- My Babys Gone
- Find My Kinda Woman

- Up Jumped Elmore
- Anna Lee
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Look On Yonder Wall
DLP



Trip TLP-8007

= Black Label 2001 (198?)

1111971Nothing But The Blues
The record companion to Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited

J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say
Juke Boy Bonner
- Runnin' Shoes
Doctor Ross
- Goin' Down Slow
Model 'T' Slim
- Woman's The Glory Of Man
Little Mack Simmons
- Come Back
Johnny Shines
- Pipeline Blues

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


B. B. King
- Eysight To The Blind
Otis Rush
- All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry (The Blues)
John Brim
- Lifetime Baby

Elmore James
- Goin' For Good
Magic Sam
- All Night Long

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







CBS 66278 (UK)
1121972Real Bluesmen & Folksingers

- Dog Me Around - Howlin' Wolf
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Curtis Jones
- Red River - Sonny Terry
- See See Rider - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Texas Tony - Yank Rachell

- Bad Boy - John Lee Hooker
- In The Wee Wee Hours - Junior Wells
- Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do - Big Joe Williams
- The Gallis Pole - Leadbelly
- Pretty Boy Floyd - Woody Guthrie

- Dust My Blues - Elmore James


- Prison Blues Come Down On Me - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Baby, Please Lend Me Your Love - Otis Spann, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- Crying At Daybreak - Howlin' Wolf
- The House Carpenter - Pete Seeger

- Buffalo Skinners - Woody Guthrie
- Rambling On My Mind - 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Gonna Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- So Glad I'm Livin' - Sleepy John Estes
- Looky, Looky Younder - Leadbelly
- Johnny Hard - Cisco Houston


DLP

BYG 20 A (Fr)
1131972ELMORE JAMES

- Fine Little Mama (FM 166)
- Something Inside Me (8316)

rec. poss. May 23/4, 1960 in New York; Elmore James, voc, g; saxes; prob. Johnny Acey, p; Jimmy Spruill, g; Homesick James, b-g; Sam Myers, dr

Fire 5001
1141972Chicago Blues Anthology

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

- Dark Road - Floyd Jones

- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Eisenhower Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- By Myself - Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam
- Murmur Low - Big Boy Spires
- Rattlesnake - John Brim


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

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





Chess 2CH 60012

= Chess CH 50 011 (Fr)

= Chess CXMD4053
(UK Chess Masters)


= Chess/MCA 2CH 92520
(1984)

1151972Blues Piano - Chicago Plus
Blues Originals Vol. 4

Little Johnny Jones
- Chicago Blues (A1337) #
Floyd Dixon
- When I Get Lucky
Little Brother Montgomery
- Shreveport Farewell

Little Johnny Jones
- Hoy Hoy (alt. tk.) #
Floyd Dixon
- Floyd's Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
- Talkin' Boogie
Frank Sweet Williams
- Sweet's Slow Blues

Meade Lux Lewis
- Riff Boogie
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Floyd Dixon
- Hey Bartender

Little Johnny Jones
- Wait Baby (A1335) #
Little Brother Montgomery
- Farish Street Jive
Floyd Dixon
- Two Piano Blues

Little Johnny Jones
- Up The Line (A1338-2) (Doin' The Best I Can) [Atlantic 1045] #

# rec. October 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Jones, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; Elmore James, g; Ransom Knowling, b: Odie Payne, dr; programmed by Pete Lowry
notes by Pete Lowry

Atlantic SD-7227


= Atlantic P-6187 A (Jp)

1161972Junior Wells: In My Younger Days

- Cut That Out
- So All Alone
- Eagle Rock
- 'Bout The Break Of Day
- Lawdy, Lawdy

- Junior's Wail
- Tomorow Night

- I Could Cry
- Cha Cha Cha In Blues
- Lovey Dovey Lovey One
- Universal Rock
- Messin' With The Kid
- You Sure Look Good To Me
- It Hurts Me Too (When Things Go Wrong)
- I Need Me A Car

Red Lightnin' RL 007

Red Lightnin' discography

116a1973Genesis Vol. 2
The Beginnings of Rock: From Memphis to Chicago

Album 1 (6499 432)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Work With Me
- Don't Start Me To Talking
- All My Love In Vain
- Good Evening Everybody
- You Killing Me (On My Feet)
- Let Me Explain
- I Know What Love Is All About

Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Wonder Why
- Your Imagination

Elmore James
- Country Boogie
- My Best Friend
- I See My Baby
- She Just Won't Do Right
- Muddy Shoes

Album 2 (6499 433)
Ethel Mae
- Down The Line
- Handsome Lover
- Sugar Papa
Robert Nighthawk
- Good News
- Six Three O
- Prison Bound
Forrest City Joe
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman

Forrest City Joe
- Lonesome Day Blues
Howlin' Wolf
- I'm Not Joking
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- All Night Long
- No Place To Go


Album 3 (6499 434)
Jackie Brenston
- Rocket "88"
Doctor Ross
- Country Clown
- Doctor Ross Boogie
Willie Nix
- Truckin' Little Woman
- Just One Mistake
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Open Your Book
- Tears In My Eyes (C-1023 [alt.])

Woodrow Adams
- Pretty Baby Blues
- She's Done Come And Gone
Joe Hill Louis
- Dorothy Mae
- When I Am Gone
Harmonica Frank
- Swamp Root
- Howlin' Tomcat
- She Done Moved


Album 4 (6499 435)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Keep It To Yourself
- Please Forgive (Keep It To Yourself)
- The Key To Your Love
Howlin' Wolf
- Baby How Long
- Evil Is Goin' On
- Forty Four
- Who Will Be Next

Howlin' Wolf
- I Have A Little Girl
- Come To Me Baby
- Don't Mess With My Baby
- Smokestack Lightning
- You Can't Be Beat
- So Glad
- Break Of Day

compiled by Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven

4 LP box set




Chess 6641 125
(UK Phonogram)

1171972Jr. Wells

- Eagle Rock
- 'Bout The Break Of Day
- Lawdy Lawdy


- Cut That Out
- So All Alone
- Tomorrow Night



XX MIN 715 (UK)

XX discography

1181973Elmore James / Walter Horton: Cotton Patch Hotfoots

Elmore James
- Elmo's Shuffle
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Sho Nuff I Do
- Can't Stop Lovin'
- Strange Kinda Feeling
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Quarter Past Nine
- Hawaiian Boogie

Walter Horton
- Cotton Patch Hotfoots
- Blues In The Morning
- Little Boy Blue
- Walter's Blues (I'm In Love With You Baby)
- Black Gal
- Hard Hearted Woman
- Jumpin' Blues
- So Long Woman
notes by Mike Leadbitter



Polydor 2383 200
1191973? 

Junior Wells
- Cha Cha Cha In Blues
- Come On This House

- Cut That Out
- Eagle Rock
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Gettin' Out Of Town
- Too Close Together
- My Baby Boogies All The Time

Little George Smith
- Blues Stay Away
- Oopin Doopin Doopin
Sonny Terry
- Harmonica Train
- Woman Is Killin' Me
- Night Time Is Right Time
- Blues With A Feelin'
- Key To The Highway



Bluesland HB 2
1201975All Them Blues

B.B. King
- Rock Me Baby
Buster Brown
- Fannie Mae
Big Bill Broonzy
- Careless Love
Memphis Slim
- Long Time Baby
Slim Harpo
- Scratch My Back

Lightnin Hopkins
- Mojo Hand

Elmore James
- It Hurts Me Too
Jimmy Reed
- Caress Me Baby
Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- Mean Ol Frisco
Jimmy Reed
- Baby What You Want Me To Do?


John Lee Hooker
- Boom Boom

Elmore James
- Mean Mistreatin Mama
Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- So Glad Youre Mine
Lightnin Hopkins
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman
John Lee Hooker
- Boogie Chillun

Big Bill Broonzy
- Take This Ol Hammer
Memphis Slim
- Drivin Wheel

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
John Lee Hooker
- Crawlin King Snake
Jimmy Reed
- Big Boss Man
DLP
notes by Bez Turner

DJM DJLMD 8005
1211975Elmore James: All Them Blues

- It Hurts Me Too
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Money Maker
- Bleeding Heart

- conversation with Bobby Robinson
- Pickin' The Blues
- She's Got To Go
- Talk To Me Baby
- Believe


- Sunnyland
- Stranger Blues
- 12 Year Old Boy
- My Baby's Gone
- Find My Kinda Woman

- Up Jumped Elmore
- Anna Lee
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Look On Yonder Wall
DLP
notes by
Sally-Ann Worsfold

DJM DJLMD 8008
= DJD 28008
1221975History Of Elmore James Volume 2

- The Sky Is Crying
- Something Inside Of Me
- I Need You
- Stormy Monday Blues
- The Sun Is Shining

- Catfish Blues
- Fine Little Mama
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Standing At The Crossroads


- Please Set A Date
- I'm Worried
- Make A Little Love To Me
- Rolling & Tumbling
- Bobby's Rock

- I Done Somebody Wrong
- One Way Out
- Madison Blues
- Be Careful What You Do
- Gotta Find My Baby
DLP

Trip TLP-9511

= Black Label 2002 (19??)

123197?ELMORE JAMES

- It Hurts Me Too (C2404)
- Cry For Me Baby (25-117)
Chief 7004 / 7006 (1957)


Mel 7011

123a197?Black Cat Trail

Elmore James
- Hawaiian Blues
Big Boy Spires
- Murmur Low
Johnny Howard
- Vacation Blues
Slim Pickens
- Bad Woman Blues [Palda 2004]
Robert Nighthawk
- Crying Won't Help You
Grace Brim
- Strange Man
Willie Lane
- Black Cat Rag

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



Mamlish S-3800

Mamlish discography

1241976?Elmore James: Early In The Morning

- Hawaiian Boogie
- Make A Little Love
- Sho Nuff I Do
- Early In The Morning
- One More Drink
- Strange Kinda Feeling

- Make My Dreams Come True
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Elmo's Shuffle
- Can't Stop Lovin'
- Quarter Past Nine
- Hawaiian Boogie Part 2

cover art by Kazuyuki Goto


Trio PA-3120M (Jp)
124a1976The Blues Are Back

- Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Pig Meat Papa - Leadbelly
- In The House Blues - Bessie Smith
- Little Queen Of Spades - Robert Johnson

- Billie's Blues - Billie Holiday

- Sunnyland - Elmore James
- V-8 Ford Blues - Mose Allison
- Dust My Broom - Taj Mahal
- I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - Blood, Sweat & Tears


released as a promotion for the Sedgefield Jeans Company

Columbia 13211
1251977Elmore James: Screamin' Blues

- The Sky Is Crying
- Anna Lee
- Bleeding Heart
- Shake Your Money Maker
- Sunnyland Train

- Everyday I Have The Blues
- It Hurts Me Too
- Dust My Broom
- I Believe

Harlem Hitparade HHP 5014
(US)
= Softparade Records HHP 5014

= Soul Parade HHP 5014

= Pickwick

1261977Junior Wells: Blues Hit Big Town
with muddy waters, elmore james, & the aces

- Hoodoo Man (1327-2)
- Cut That Out (1325-4)
- Junior's Wail (1330-2)
- Tomorrow Night (1328-4)
- Ways Like An Angel (1326-5)
- Eagle Rock (1329-4)

- Blues Hit Big Town (slow)
- Lord, Lord (Lawdy! Lawdy!)
- 'Bout The Break Of Day
- Please Throw This Poor Dog A Bone
- So All Alone
- Blues Hit Big Town (fast)

CD bonus tracks:
- Can't Find My Baby
- Please Throw This Poor Dog A Bone (alternate)
- Junior's Wail (alternate)
- Eagle Rock (alternate)
- Lord Lord (alternate)
notes by Bob Koester

Delmark DL 640


= Delmark CD DD-640

126a1978Elmore James: 16 Greatest Hits

- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- It Hurts Me Too
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Pickin' The Blues
- Anna Lee
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Up Jumped Elmore

- Sunnyland Train
- My Baby's Gone
- Bleeding Heart
- She's Got To Go
- Talk To Me Baby
- I Believe
- Look On Yonder Wall
- 12 Year Old Boy

Trip LP 1650
1271979The Kings Sing The Blues

Sonny Boy Williams [sic]
- Boppin' With Sonny
- No Nights By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Mean Old World
- Baby I've Been Mistreated

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
Bobo Thomas
- I Wish I Was A Catfish

Lightnin' Slim
- Bad Feeling Blues
Schoolboy Cleve
- Beautiful Beautiful Love
- My Baby Done Gone
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
Frankie Lee Sims
- What Will Lucy Do
- Misery Blues


Vivid Sound VS-1008 (Jp)
127a197?ELMORE JAMES

- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Money Maker


Trip Oldies TR-102
127b1980Elmore James: Dust My Blues

- I Believe
- Sinful Woman
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Please Find My Baby
- Hand in Hand
- 1839 Blues
- Where Can My Baby Be

- Wild About You Baby
- Long Tall Woman
- Canton Mississippi Breakdown
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Happy Home
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Dust My Blues



Vivid Sound / Globe
VIP 5004M (Jp)
1281980Elmore James

- Done Somebody Wrong

- Pickin' The Blues
- Dust My Broom
7 inch 45 rpm EP



Charly CTD 126
1291981The Best Of Elmore James

- Dust My Blues
- I Was A Fool
- Dark And Dreary
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Goodbye Baby

- Standing At The Crossroads
- Sunnyland
- Mean And Evil
- Happy Home
- No Love In My Heart
- Wild About You Baby
United US-7743

notes by Ray Topping

Ace CH 31

1301981Elmore James: One Way Out

- Talk To Me Baby
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
- It Hurts Me Too
- The Sky Is Crying
- Cry For Me Baby
- Something Inside Of Me
- Standing At The Crossroads

- Coming Home
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Take Me Where You Go
- I Need You
- Person To Person
- One Way Out
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- Dust My Broom
notes by Dave Kelly



Charly CRB 1008
1313/1981Elmore James: Got To Move

- Dust My Broom ('60s version)
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Knocking At Your Door
- Fine Little Mama
- Pickin' The Blues
- Strange Angels
- My Bleeding Heart
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby

- Early One Morning
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Got To Move
- Make My Dreams Come True
- It Hurts Me Too ('60s version)
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Everyday I Have The Blues
notes by Alan Balfour



Charly CRB 1017
1321983Elmore James: King Of The Slide Guitar

- Lost Woman Blues (Please Find My Baby alt. tk.)
- One More Drink
- Strange Kinda Feeling
- Sho Nuff I Do
- My Best Friend
- So Mean To Me
- Wild About You Baby

- Sweet Little Woman [Flair 1010] *
- Long Tall Woman
- Where Can My Baby Be
- Dark & Dreary
- My Baby's Gone
- I May Be Wrong [Flair 1010] *
- Elmo's Shuffle (Part 2)

* Little Johnny Jones, voc

notes by Ray Topping



Ace CH 68
1331983Elmore James: Red Hot Blues
1918 - 1963

- Dust My Broom
- Look On Yonder Wall
- It Hurts Me Too
- Coming Home
- The Sky Is Crying
- Standing At The Crossroads

- Hand In Hand
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- I Done Somebody Wrong
- Pickin' The Blues
- I Believe
notes by Adrian Owlett

Blue Moon BMLP 1008
(UK)

notes by Robert Scherl

= Intermedia Quicksilver
QS 5034 (US 1984)


= SRI Jazz CD (1999)

133a1983Willie Love: Shout Brother Shout

- Take It Easy Baby
- Little Car Blues

- Everybody's Fishing
- My Own Boogie
- Feed My Body To The Fishes
- Falling Rain
- Vanity Dresser Boogie

- Seventy Four Blues
- 21 Minutes To Nine
- Shady Lane Blues
- Nelson Street Blues
- V-8 Ford
- Shout Brother Shout
- Worried Blues (takes 1 & 2) #
- Lonesome World Blues #
- Wonderful Baby #
- Willie Mae #
- Way Back

# additional tracks on P-Vine CD
notes by
Martin van Olderen



Oldie Blues OL 2825 (NL)




(=) P-Vine PCD 2184
(Jp 1990)
"Nelson Street Blues"

1341984Elmore James: Original Meteor And Flair Sides

- I Believe
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Baby What's Wrong
- Sinful Woman
- Early In The Morning
- Can't Stop Lovin'
- Hawaiian Boogie

- Hand In Hand
- 1839 Blues
- Make A Little Love
- Strange Kinda Feeling
- Sho' Nuff I Do
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Rock My Baby Tonight

remastered by Bob Jones
notes by Ted Carroll



Ace CH 112
1351984Elmore James: Dust My Broom

- Coming Home
- Dust My Broom
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Fine Little Mama
- I Done Somebody Wrong
- It Hurts Me Too

- Pickin' The Blues
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Mean Mistreating Mama
- Rolling & Tumbling
- Standing At The Crossroads
- The Sky Is Crying

Topline TOP120
135a4/1984Joe Turner: Jumpin' With Joe

- Bump Miss Susie
- Honey Hush

- Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
- TV Mama
- Shake Rattle And Roll
- In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
- Well All Right

- Ti-Ri-Lee

- Morning Noon And Night
- Hide And Seek
- Flip Flop And Fly
- The Chicken And The Hawk
- Boogie Woogie Country Girl
- Lipstick Powder And Paint
- Teen Age Letter
- Jump For Joy
notes by Cliff White



Charly CRB 1070
1361984Elmore James: The Last Session (2/21/63)
"The Stereo Tapes"

- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
- I Got To Move
- I Believe
- Elmore Jumps One (instr.)
- Talk To Me Baby
- It Hurts Me Too

- Dust My Broom
- Hand In Hand
- Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Pickin' The Blues (instr.)
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Make My Dreams Come True
- I Gotta Go Now

CD bonus tracks:
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Find My Kind Of Woman (take 1)
- Find My Kind Of Woman (take 2)
- Dust My Broom
- My Baby's Gone
- Back In Mississippi (conversation)
- Black Snake Slide (a/k/a "Up Jumps Elmore")
notes by Dick Shurman

Relic 1021


(=) Relic CD 7097 (1990)
"The Last Sessions"
(February 13th & 21st 1963)

1371985Elmore James: The Collection - 20 Blues Greats

- Dust My Broom
- I Believe
- Hand In Hand
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Coming Home
- Strange Kinda Feeling
- I Was A Fool
- Baby What's Wrong
- The Sky Is Crying

- Late Hours At Midnight
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Early In The Morning
- Rock My Baby Tonight
- Rollin' & Tumblin'
- Can't Stop Loving
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Dark & Dreary
- 1839 Blues

Deja Vu DVLP2035 (It)
1381985Elmore James: Something Inside Of Me
The complete Fire-Enjoy sessions

LP 1
- The Sky Is Crying
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Bobby's Rock
- Dust My Broom
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- I'm Worried

- Fine Little Mama
- I Need You
- Early One Morning
- I Can't Stop Loving You
- Strange Angels
- She Done Moved
- Something Inside Of Me
- Stranger Blues (alt.tk.)

LP 2
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- My Bleeding Heart [extended fade-out]
- Standing At The Crossroads
- One Way Out
- Person To Person
- My Kind Of Woman
- So Unkind
- Got To Move

- Look On Yonder Wall
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 1 & 2)
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 3)
- Sunnyland Train
- My Baby's Gone
- Find My Kinda Woman

LP 3
- Hand In Hand (take 1)
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Talk To Me Baby
- Can't Stop Loving My Baby
- She's Got To Go
- Hand In Hand (take 4)

- Pickin' The Blues
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Up Jumped Elmore
- I Believe
- I Gotta Go Now
- Make My Dreams Come True [alt. tk.]
- Back In Mississippi

3 LP set


click to read track list !
P-Vine PLP-6005/6/7
1391986Elmore James: Pickin' The Blues

- Dust My Broom
- Look On Yonder Wall
- It Hurst Me Too
- Coming Home
- The Sky Is Crying
- Standing At The Crossroads

- Hand In Hand
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- I Done Somebody Wrong
- Pickin' The Blues
- I Believe



Castle Showcase SHLP
140 (UK)
1401986Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker

- Dust My Broom
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- Coming Home
- It Hurts Me Too
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Cry For Me Baby
- Take Where You Go
- The Sky Is Crying
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Knockin¹ At Your Door
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Fine Little Mama
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- I Need You
- Can¹t Stop Loving My Baby
- Something Inside Of Me
- Person To Person
- Baby Please Set A Date
- One Way Out
- Got To Move
- Talk To Me Baby (I Can't Hold Out)
notes by Alan Balfour

Charly CD 34

DLP



= Ariro ??? (Spain 1991)

1411986Elmore James, John Brim, Floyd Jones

John Brim
- Ice Cream Man

Elmore James
- Whose Muddy Shoes
- Madison Blues
- I See My Baby
John Brim
- You Got Me

Elmore James
- My Best Friend
- The Sun Is Shining
- Talk To Me Baby
John Brim
- Rattlesnake
- Be Careful

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
- Tool Bag Boogie
John Brim
- Tough Times

Elmore James
- Call It Stormy Monday
Floyd Jones
- Overseas
- Playhouse
- Dark Road
- Big World
- You Can't Live Long
- Early Morning

Chess/Vogue CD 600119
(Fr)
141a1986N.Y. on Fire
Bobby's Harlem Rock Vol. 2
Sammy Myers
- Angel Child
- Little Girl
- You Don't Have To Go
- Sad Lonesome Day
Johnny Acey
- I Go Into Orbit
- What Am I Going To Do
Bobby Long
- The Pleasure Is All Mine

Mighty Joe Young
- Why Baby
- Empty Arms
B. Brown and His Rockin' McVouts
- Hardworking Man
- My Baby Left Me
- Rockin' With "B"
- Fannie Mae Is Back
- Candied Yams
Johnny Chef
- Baby Please Come Back


Hal Paige and The Whalers
- After Hours Blues
- Going Back My Hometown
Dr. Horse
- I'm Tired Of It
- Think I Know
Paul Perryman
- Look At My Baby
Noble Watts and The Possum Bellys featuring June Bateman
- Go Way Mr. Blues
- Possum Belly Overalls

Sammy Taylor
- Ain't That Some Shame
- Next In Line
- Your Precious Love
Billy Lewis
- Heart Trouble
Tommy Tucker
- Watch Out
- I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Bobby Porter
- Searching For Love
- Let's Make That Dream Come True
DLP

P-Vine PLP 6101/02 (Jp)




= P-Vine PCD-5461 (Jp)
"New York On Fire"

141b1986Atlantic Blues: Guitar

- Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell
- Shake 'Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- My Baby Don't Love Me - John Lee Hooker
- Guitar Lovin' Man - John Lee Hooker *
- Tall Pretty Woman - Sticks McGhee
- The Blues Rock - Texas Johnny Brown

- There Goes The Blues - Texas Johnny Brown
- Bongo Boogie - Texas Johnny Brown
- Two Bones And A Pick - T-Bone Walker
- Mean Ol' World - T-Bone Walker *
- Let Me Know - Chuck Norris
- It Hurts To Love Someone - Guitar Slim *


- Down Through The Years - Guitar Slim
- Okie Dokie Stomp - Cornell Dupree
- Blue Nocturne - Cornell Dupree *

- TV Mama - Big Joe Turner
- Reconsider Baby - Al King
- Midnight Midnight - Mickey Baker

- I Smell Trouble - Ike & Tina Turner
- Why I Sing The Blues - B.B. King
- Crosscut Saw - Albert King
- Angels Of Mercy - Albert King *
- Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King #
- Can't Be Satisfied - John Hammond, Jr. *
- Shake For Me - John Hammond, Jr. #
- Flood Down In Texas - Stevie Ray Vaughan


* not included on CD reissue
# included on CD reissue only
2 LP set

Atlantic 7-81695-1

part of "Atlantic Blues:
Guitar, Piano, Vocalists,
Chicago"
(8 LP box)

Atlantic 7-81713-1

4 CD set

(=) Atlantic CD 82309 (1990)
"Atlantic Blues: Guitar,
Piano, Vocalists, Chicago"

141c1986Elmore James: King Of The Bottleneck Blues

- Wild About You Baby
- Mean And Evil
- My Best Friend
- Dark And Dreary
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Blues Before Sunrise

- Strange Kinda Feelin'
- Sho Nuff I Do
- I Was A Fool
- Long Tall Woman
- One More Drink
- Wild About You

Crown GEM 003 (UK)
1421987"Let's Cut It" The Very Best of Elmore James

- Dust My Blues
- Blues Before Sunrise
- No Love In My Heart
- Sho Nuff I Do (alt. tk.)
- Standing At The Crossroads
- I Was A Fool
- Sunnyland
- Canton, Mississippi Breakdown
- Happy Home

- Wild About You Baby
- Long Tall Woman (alt. tk.)
- So Mean To Me (alt. tk.)
- Hawaiian Boogie (No.2)
- Mean And Evil
- Dark And Dreary
- My Best Friend (alt. tk.)
- I Believe
- Goodbye, Baby
notes by Malcolm Jones



Ace CH 192 (UK)

notes by Malcolm Jones



(=) Flair / Virgin 0777 7
86257-2 (US 1991)

142a1987The Best of Chess Blues   Volume Two

- Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf
- Madison Blues - Elmore James
- Your Funeral My Trail - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush
- My Time After Awhile - Buddy Guy
- You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
- Bring It on Home - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
- Baby What You Want Me To Do - Etta James
- Stormy Monday - Little Milton
- Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor


compiled by Andy McKaie



Chess CHD-31316
1431988Elmore James: 16 Greatest Hits

- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Rolling & Tumbling
- Coming Home
- Person To Person
- Talk To Me Baby
- Fine Little Mama

- The Sky Is Crying
- I Need You
- Take Me Where You Go
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- Cry For Me Baby
- Gotta Move
- One Way Out
- Done Somebody Wrong

Blue City 2662711 (G)

= Route 16 CD9005 (1988)

144198?Elmore James: Golden Classics: Guitars In Orbit

- Hand in Hand
- I Have A Right To Love My Baby
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Talk To Me Baby

- Twelve Year Old Boy
- I Believe
- I Gotta Go Now
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Sunnyland

Collectables COL-5112

notes by
George A. Moonoogian
= Collectables CD (2006)

1451989Elmore James: Come Go With Me

- Baby Please Set A Date #
- Anna Lee
- So Unkind
- Bobby's Rock
- Sunnyland Train
- Find My Kinda Woman
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Stranger Blues

- My Kind Of Woman
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Hand In Hand [take 3]
- I Can't Stop Lovin' You
- My Baby's Gone
- She Done Moved
- Make My Dreams Come True
- I'm Worried

compiled by Neil Slaven

Charly CD 180 tracks
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- So Unkind
- Bobby's Rock
- Sunnyland Train
- Find My Kinda Woman
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Stranger Blues (alt. tk.) #
- My Kind Of Woman
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Hand In Hand [take 3]
- I Can't Stop Lovin' You
- My Baby's Gone
- She Done Moved
- Make My Dreams Come True
- I'm Worried
- My Bleeding Heart #
- Look On Yonder Wall #
- Early One Morning #
- Strange Angels #
- It Hurts Me Too #
- Everyday I Have The Blues #
- I Have A Right To Love My Baby #
- Standing At The Crossroads #

# on LP resp. CD only

notes by Norman Darwen

Charly CRB 1212


= Peerless PEE-20072-8
(Mexico)


(=) Charly CD 180

1461989Elmore James: The Complete Fire And Enjoy Sessions Part 1

- The Sky Is Crying
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Bobby's Rock
- Dust My Broom
- Rollin' & Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong

- I'm Worried
- Fine Little Mama
- I Need You
- Early One Morning
- I Can't Stop Loving You
- Strange Angels

Collectables COL-5184

notes by
George A. Moonoogian
= Collectables CD (2006)

1471989Elmore James: The Complete Fire And Enjoy Sessions Part 2

- She Done Moved
- Something Inside Of Me
- Stranger Blues (alternate Version)
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- My Bleeding Heart
- Standing At The Crossroads

- One Way Out
- Person To Person
- My Kind Of Woman
- So Unkind
- Got To Move
- Look on Yonder Wall

Collectables COL-5185

notes by
George A. Moonoogian
= Collectables CD (2006)

1481989Elmore James: The Complete Fire And Enjoy Sessions Part 3

- Shake Your Monemaker
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 1)
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 2)
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 3)
- Sunnyland Train
- My Baby's Gone
- Find My Kinda Woman

- Hand In Hand (take 1)
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- It Hurts Me Too
- Talk To Me Baby
- Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby

Collectables COL-5186

notes by
George A. Moonoogian
= Collectables CD (2006)

1491989Elmore James: The Complete Fire And Enjoy Sessions Part 4

- She's Got To Go
- Hand In Hand (take 4)
- Pickin' The Blues
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Up Jumped Elmore
- I Believe

- I Gotta Go Now
- Make My Dream Come True
- Back In Mississippi (conversation)
- Look On Yonder Wall (wrong lyrics)
- You Know You Done Me Wrong
- Black Snake Slide

Collectables COL-5187

notes by
George A. Moonoogian
= Collectables CD (2006)

149a198?ELMORE JAMES

- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- 12 Year Old Boy


Collectables 3351
1501989Checkin' Out The Blues

Muddy Waters
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Rollin And Rumblin
John Lee Hooker
- Dimples
- Boom Boom
Lightning Slim
- My Babe
- Good Morning Heartache
Etta James
- I'd Rather Go Blind
- Respect Yourself
Otis Rush & Little Water
- Blue Mood
- I Feel Good

Mississippi John Hurt
- I'm Satisfied
- Monday Morning Blues
Howlin Wolf
- Killing Floor
- Goin Down Slow
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Out Of Sight

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
B.B. King
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- The Letter



Style LP STYRL007


= Style CD STYRD007

150a1989New York Blues Vol. 2

Sammy Myers
- Angel Child #
- Little Girl #
- You Don't Have To Go
- Sad, Sad Lonesome Day
B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts
- Rockin' With B.
Bobby Long
- The Pleasure Is All Mine
Dr. Horse (Al Pittman)
- I'm Tired Of It

Johnny Acey
- I Go Into Orbit
- What Am I Going To Do
Mighty Joe Young
- Why Baby
- Empty Arms
Dr. Horse
- Jack That Cat Was Clean
- Think I Know
Noble Watts & June Bateman
- Go Away Mr. Blues

# rec. 1961 in New Orlans; Sam Myers, voc. hca; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Elmore James, g; Sammy Lee Bully, b; King Mose, dr; previously unissued


Charly CRB 1208
150b1989Kings Of The Blues

- Sweet Little Angel - B.B. King
- She Moves Me - Johnny Guitar Watson
- Sufferin' Mind - Guitar Slim
- I'll Get Along Somehow - Frankie Lee Sims
- Blues Serenade - Babyface Turner
- On My Way Back Home - Flash Terry
- Odds Against Me - John Lee Hooker
- Sitting Here Thinking - T-Bone Walker
- Problem Child - Mercy Dee

- Worried About My Baby - Howling Wolf
- Tavern Lounge Boogie - Eddie Guitar Burns
- Believe I'll Change Towns - Smokey Hogg
- Too Many Drivers - Lowell Fulson
- Yesterday - Clifton Chenier
- Lonesome Dog Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Hard Times - Johnny Fuller
- Riding Mighty High - Floyd Dixon

- Please Find My Baby (alt. tk. aka Lost Woman Blues) - Elmore James

compiled by Ted Carroll

CD tracks:
- Sweet Little Angel - B.B. King
- She Moves Me - Johnny Guitar Watson
- Sufferin' Mind - Guitar Slim
- I'll Get Along Somehow - Frankie Lee Sims
- Blues Serenade - Babyface Turner
- On My Way Back Home - Flash Terry
- Odds Against Me - John Lee Hooker
- Sitting Here Thinking - T-Bone Walker
- Problem Child - Mercy Dee Walton
- Lonesome Old Feeling - Bumble Bee Slim #
- I Tried - Young Wolf #
- Cotton Picker - Chuck Higgins & The Mellotones #
- Wild Hop - Pee Wee Crayton #
- Worried About My Baby - Howling Wolf
- Tavern Lounge Boogie - Eddie Guitar Burns
- Believe I'll Change Towns - Smokey Hogg
- Too Many Drivers - Lowell Fulson
- Yesterday - Clifton Chenier
- Lonesome Dog Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Hard Times - Johnny Fuller
- Riding Mighty High - Floyd Dixon

- Please Find My Baby (alt. tk. aka Lost Woman Blues) - Elmore James

# CD bonus tracks

notes by Ted Carroll



Ace CH 276


Ace CD 276

150c1990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- My Black Momma Part I - Son House
- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


LP 2
- Devil Got The Woman - Skip James
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
- The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins
- Touch Me Light Momma - George "Bullet" Williams
- Mothers Love - Blind Joe Taggart
- Skin Man Blues - "Hi" Henry Brown
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
- K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- McAbee Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee
- The Gone Dead Train - King Soloman Hill
- Hastings St. - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris

- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins


compiled by Johnny Parth
3 LP set
20 page booklet notes
by Paul Oliver
click to enlarge !
RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= 1201 Music (1999)

1511990Elmore James: Something Inside Of Me
The complete Fire-Enjoy sessions

CD 1
- The Sky Is Crying
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Bobby's Rock
- Dust My Broom
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- I'm Worried
- Fine Little Mama
- I Need You
- Early One Morning
- I Can't Stop Loving You
- Strange Angels
- She Done Moved
- Something Inside Of Me
- Stranger Blues (alt.tk.)

CD 2
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- My Bleeding Heart
- Standing At The Crossroads
- One Way Out
- Person To Person
- My Kind Of Woman
- So Unkind
- Got To Move
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 1 & 2)
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 3)
- Sunnyland Train
- My Baby's Gone
- Find My Kinda Woman

CD 3
- Hand In Hand (take 1)
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Talk To Me Baby
- Can't Stop Loving My Baby
- She's Got To Go
- Hand In Hand (take 4)
- Pickin' The Blues
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Up Jumped Elmore
- I Believe
- I Gotta Go Now
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Back In Mississippi (conversation)
- Look On Yonder Wall (wrong lyrics) #
- You Know You Done Me Wrong #
- Black Snake Slide #

# additions to 1985 3 LP set P-Vine PLP-6005/6/7

3 CD set

P-Vine PCD-2180/1/2 (Jp)

= P-Vine PCD-2889/90/91
(Jp 2003) "The Sky Is
Crying"
The Legendary
Fire / Enjoy Sessions

151a1990Delta Blues 1951

Big Joe Williams
sessions on Scott's Radio Service, and at Cedars of Lebanon in 1951, originally issued on Trumpet Records, Jackson, Mississippi
- Mama Don't Allow Me
- Delta Blues
- Overhauling Blues
- Whistling Pines
- Friends And Pals
- Juanita
- She Left Me A Mule
- Bad Heart Blues

Luther Huff
rec. at Scott's Radio Service Jan/Feb 1951
- 1951 Blues
- Dirty Disposition
- Bull Dog Blues
- Rosalee

Willie Love and his Three Aces (incl. Elmore James, Little Milton)
recorded at Scott's Radio Service and Musician's Union Hall
- Everybody's Fishing
- My Own Boogie
- 74 Blues
- Shady Lane Blues
- 21 Minutes To Nine
- Vanity Dresser Boogie

click to enlarge !

notes by Marc Ryan
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Acoustic Archives AA-702
North San Juan, CA
("Trumpet Records")


= Alligator ALCD 2702 (1993)

more info

1521991Slidin'
A Collection of the Blues Slide Guitar

Elmore James
- Country Boogie (Tool Bag Boogie)
- My Best Friend
- I See My Baby
- She Just Won't Do Right (Dust My Broom (To Give My Friends A Chance))
- Whose Muddy Shoes
- I Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)
- The Sun Is Shining
- Stormy Monday
- Madison Blues
- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.)
Hound Dog Taylor
- Hound Dog
- Watch Out
- Scrappin'
- Sitting Here Alone
- Down Home
Earl Hooker
- Tanya
- Oh Baby
John Littlejohn
- Keep On Running [Blues Ball 2003]
- She's Too Much [Blues Ball 2003]
- When I Think About My Baby [Blues Ball 2003]
- I Had A Dream [Blues Ball 2003]


notes by Norman Darwen





Charly CD RED 36 (UK)
1531991Elmore James: Dust My Broom

- Something Inside Of Me
- Person To Person
- Baby Please Set A Date
- One Way Out
- The Sky Is Crying
- Talk To Me
- Anna Lee
- I Needed You
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Dust My Broom
- Shake Your Money Maker
- Fine Little Mama
- Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
- Help My Baby Last Night
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
notes by Pete Welding

Tomato R2-70389 (US)
= Tomato 700722 (UK)


= Rhino RHCD 70389 (US)

1541992Elmore James: King Of The Slide Guitar

CD 1
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long (Dust My Broom) [Trumpet]
- Country Boogie [Chess]
- I See My Baby [Chess]
- She Just Won't Do Right [Chess]
- My Best Friend [Chess]
- Whose Muddy Shoes [Chess]
- The Twelve Year Old Boy [Chief]
- Coming Home [Chief]
- It Hurts Me Too [Chief]
- Knocking At Your Door [Chief]
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz [Chief]
- Cry For Me Baby [Chief]
- Take Me Where You Go [Chief]
- Bobby's Rock [Fire]
- The Sky Is Crying [Fire]
- Baby Please Set A Date [Fire]
- Held My Baby Last Night [Fire]
- Dust My Broom [Fire]

CD 2
- The Sun Is Shining [Chess]
- I Can't Hold Out [Chess]
- Stormy Monday Blues [Chess]
- Madison Blues [Chess]
- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.) [Chess]
- Strange Angels [Fire]
- Rollin' And Tumblin' [Fire]
- Done Somebody Wrong [Fire]
- Something Inside Me [Fire]
- I'm Worried [Fire]
- Fine Little Mama [Fire]
- I Need You [Fire]
- She Done Moved [Fire]
- I Can't Stop Loving You [Fire]
- Early One Morning [Fire]
- Stranger Blues [Fire]

CD 3
- Stranger Blues [Fire]
- Anna Lee [Fire]
- Standing At The Crossroads [Fire]
- My Bleeding Heart [Fire]
- My Kind Of Woman [Fire]
- Got To Move [Fire]
- So Unkind [Fire]
- Person To Person [Fire]
- One Way Out [Fire]
- Go Back Home Again [Fire]
- Look On Yonder Wall [Fire]
- Shake Your Moneymaker (tk. 1) [Fire]
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (tk. 1) [Fire]
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (tk. 2) [Fire]
- Sunnyland Train [Fire]
- You Known You're Wrong [Fire]
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (tk. 3) [Fire]
- You Known You' Done Me Wrong [Fire]
- My Baby's Gone [Fire]
- Find My Kind Of Woman [Fire]
- Look On Yonder Wall [Fire]
- Find My Kind Of Woman [Fire]

CD 4
- It Hurts Me Too [Fire]
- Dust My Broom [Fire]
- Pickin' The Blues (instr.) [Fire]
- Everyday (I Have) The Blues [Fire]
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby [Fire]
- Twelve Year Old Boy [Fire]
- She's Got To Go [Fire]
- I Gotta Go Now [Fire]
- Talk To Me Baby [Fire]
- Make My Dreams Come True [Fire]
- Hand In Hand (tk. 1) [Fire]
- Hand In Hand (tk. 3) [Fire]
- Conversation (Back In Mississippi) [Fire]
- Hand In Hand (tk. 4) [Fire]
- I Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby [Fire]
- Up Jumped Elmore [Fire]
- I Believe [Fire]
4 CD box set
notes by Les Fancourt















Charly CD RED Box4
1551992Elmore James: King Of The Slide Guitar
The Fire / Fury / Enjoy Recordings

CD 1
- The Sky Is Crying
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Dust My Broom
- Bobby's Rock
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Something Inside Of Me
- I'm Worried
- Fine Little Mama
- I Need You
- Early One Morning
- I Can't Stop Loving You
- Strange Angel
- She Done Moved
- My Baby's Gone
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- (My) Bleeding Heart
- Standing At The Crossroads
- One Way Out
- My Kind Of Woman
- Person To Person
- Find My Kind Of Woman (alternate take)
- Find My Kind Of Woman
- So Unkind

CD 2
- Got To Move
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Sunnyland Train
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Go Back Home Again
- You Know You Done Me Wrong
- I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Talk To Me Baby
- Can't Stop Loving My Baby
- She's Got To Go
- Hand In Hand
- Pickin' The Blues
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- I Believe
- I Gotta Go Now
- Up Jumped Elmore
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Back In Mississippi
- Blacksnake Blues
2 CD box set
notes by
Diana Haig, Bobby
Robison, Sam Myers,
Chris Morris &
Phil Walden

Capricorn 9 42006-2 (US)
1561992Elmore James: Rollin' And Tumblin'
The Best Of Elmore James

- Rollin' & Tumblin'
- You Know You're Wrong (unreleased)
- Look On Yonder Wall
- I Need You Baby
- Standing At The Crossroads
- The Sky Is Crying
- Baby, Please Set A Date
- My Bleeding Heart
- Sunnyland
- Dust My Broom
- Something Inside Of Me
- Go Back Home Again (unreleased)
- Anna Lee
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- One Way Out
- Shake Your Moneymaker (with session talk)
- Fine Little Mama
- Stranger Blues
- It Hurts Me Too
- Find My Kind Of Woman (unreleased)
- Everyday I Have The Blues
- My Baby's Gone

remastered from the original tapes by Walter Devenne
notes by Dick Shurman

Relic CD 7026
1571993Elmore James: Dust My Broom
The Best Of Elmore James Vol. 2

- Done Somebody Wrong
- Early One Morning
- Got To Move
- Stranger Blues
- Person To Person
- Mean Mistreating Mama (take 2)
- Bobby's Rock
- My Kind Of Woman
- I'm Worried
- You Know You Done Me Wrong
- Strange Angel
- I Can't Stop Loving You
- She Done Moved
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Poor Little Angel Child (Sam Myers, voc)
- So Unkind
- Dust My Broom (unreleased version)
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Talk to Me Baby
- Look Up On The Wall
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- I Gotta Go Now

remastered from the original tapes by Walter Devenne

Relic CD 7040
1581993Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying
The History Of Elmore James

- Dust My Broom
- The Sun Is Shining
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Sho' Nuff I Do
- Please Find My Baby
- TV Mama (Big Joe Turner, voc)
- My Best Friend
- Madison Blues
- Cry For Me Baby
- The Sky Is Crying
- Sunnyland
- I Can't Hold Out
- Look On Yonder Wall
- I Need You
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- The 12 Year Old Boy
- It Hurts Me Too
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Something Inside Me
- Standing At The Crossroads

Rhino 71190
158a1993The Very Best Of Elmore James

- Dust My Broom
- Hand In Hand
- Sinful Woman
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Can't Stop Lovin'
- Sho' Nuff I Do
- 1839 Blues
- Sunnyland
- Happy Home
- Wild About You Baby
- Long Tall Woman
- Knocking At Your Door
- Take Me Where You Go
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Something Inside Of Me
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- One Way Out
- It Hurts Me Too
- Look On Yonder Wall
- The Sky Is Crying

P-Vine PCD-1883
158b1993Elmore James and His Broomdusters
The Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956


CD 1 Canton Crusade
- Dust My Broom
- Please Find My Baby [take 1]
- Hawaiian Boogie [take 1]
- Please Find My Baby [take]
- Hand in Hand
- Long Tall Woman
- Rock My Baby Right
- One More Drink [take 1]
- My Baby's Gone (Won't Be Back No...
- One More Drink [take 2]
- Lost Woman Blues (aka Please Fin...
- I Believe (My Time Ain't Long)
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Baby What's Wrong
- Sinful Woman
Bep Brown Orchestra
- Round House Boogie (aka Sax Symphonic Boogie)
- Dumb Woman Blues
J.T Brown
- Sax-Ony Boogie [Instrumental]
- Kickin' the Blues Around (aka Flaming Blues)
Little Johnny Jones
- I May Be Wrong
- Sweet Little Woman

CD 2 Broomdusting in Chicago
- Early in the Morning
- Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
- Hawaiian Boogie [take 2]
- Make a Little Love
- My Best Friend [take 1]
- Make My Dreams Come True [take 2]
- Make My Dreams Come True [take 3]
- Make My Dreams Come True [take 4]
- Make My Dreams Come True [take 7]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [take 1]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [take 2]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [take 3]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [take 4]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [take 5]
- Strange Kinda Feeling [take 6]
- Dark and Dreary [take 1]
- Dark and Dreary [take 2]
- Dark and Dreary [take 4]
- Quarter Past Nine
- Where Can My Baby Be [take 1]
- Where Can My Baby Be [take 8]
- Where Can My Baby Be [take 9]
- Please Come Back to Me (Sho' Nuff]
- Sho' Nuff I Do [session talk & false start]
- Sho' Nuff I Do [alternate take]
- Sho' Nuff I Do
- 1839 Blues
- I Got a Strange Baby [False Start]
- Canton, Mississippi Breakdown [I...

CD 3 Culver City to the Crescent City
- Standing at the Crossroads
- Late Hours at Midnight
- Happy Home
- Sunny Land
- Way You Treat Me (aka Mean and Evil]
- No Love in My Heart
- Dust My Blues
- I Was a Fool
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Good Bye (Baby)
- So Mean to Me [take 2]
- So Mean to Me [take 3]
- So Mean to Me [take 4]
- Wild About You Baby [Chat & False start]
- Wild About You Baby
- Wild About You Baby
- Elmo's Shuffle [take 3] [Instrumental]
- Elmo's Shuffle [take 4]
- Elmo's Shuffle [take 5]
- Long Tall Woman
- Long Tall Woman
3 CD set

Flair / Ace ABOXCD 4


= Ace ABOXCD 4 (2007)

158c1993Capricorn Records presents
The Fire/Fury Records Story

disc 1:
Tarheel Slim - Number Nine Train (3:01)
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City (2:26)
Buster Brown - Fannie Mae (2:56)
Tarheel Slim And Little Ann - Much Too Late (3:02)
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right (2:20)

Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying (2:47)
Bobby Marchan - There Is Something On Your Mind , Pts. 1 & 2 (4:50)
Mighty Joe Young - Why Baby (2:19)

Elmore James - Dust My Broom (2:55)
Willis Jackson and Band featuring Bill Jennings - Good To The Bone (2:21)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (3:02)
Buster Brown - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby) (2:27)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Glory Be (4:26)
Sam Myers - You Don't Have To Go (2:31)
Jay Cees, The - Just Say The Word (2:18)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Santa (3:46)
The Upsetters - Jaywalking (2:29)
Gladys Knight And The Pips - Every Beat Of My Heart (2:04)
Lee Dorsey - Ya Ya (2:24)
Gladys Knight and The Pips - Letter Full Of Tears (2:49)
Lee Dorsey - Do Re Mi (2:12)
Gladys Knight And The Pips - Morning, Noon And Night (2:17)
Buster Brown - Broadway On Fire (2:15)
Lee Dorsey - People Gonna Talk (2:28)
Wilbert Harrison - Let's Stick Together (2:43)


disc 2:
Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker (2:48)
Buster Brown - Sugar Babe (2:30)
King Curtis and The Noble Knights - Soul Twist (2:48)
Lee Dorsey - Eenie Meenie Miny Mo (2:03)
Titus Turner - People Sure Act Funny (When They Get A Lotta' Money) (2:13)
Ronnie Miller And The Pips - Long Time No See (2:17)
King Curtis - Mr. Crow (3:51)
Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Lovin' (2:55)
Mary "B" - Something For You Baby (2:45)
Titus Turner - Bow Wow (Life Ain't Nothing But Dog Eat Dog) (2:34)
Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - Don't You Worry (2:58)
Noble "Thin Man" Watts - Jookin' (2:35)
Titus Turner - All Around The World (2:29)
Dr. Horse - Jack, That Cat Was Clean (3:31)
Noble Watts And June Bateman - Go Away Mr. Blues (2:34)
Dr. Horse - Salt Pork, West Virginia (2:54)
Wild Jimmy Spruill - Cut And Dried (2:31)

Marshall Jones featuring Elmore James - You Can Do It If You Want To (2:42)
Lewis Jones - I Believe To My Soul (2:39)
King Curtis - Harmonica Twist (2:32)
Kip Anderson - I Will Cry (2:27)

Marshall Jones featuring Elmore James - Woke Up Happy (2:49)
Les Cooper And His Soul Rockers - Wiggle Wobble (2:06)
Bobby Porter - Searching For Love (2:51)

Elmore James - It Hurts Me Too (3:19)
Joe Haywood - Strong Feeling (3:15)

compilation prod. by Diana Reid Haig
2 CD set





Capricorn 9 42009-2
1591994Elmore James: Dust My Broom
The Blues Collection # 17

- Dust My Broom
- Cry For Me Baby
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- It Hurts Me Too
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- The Sky Is Crying
- Take Me Where You Go
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Fine Little Mama
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Got To Move
- One Way Out
- Can't Stop Loving My Baby
- Something Inside Of Me
- Person To Person
- Talk To Me Baby
booklet by Tony Russell



Orbis BLU NC 017
159a1995Ain't Times Hard
Modern Blues Anthology

CD 1
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Well That's All Right - Howlin' Wolf
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
- Seems Like A Million Years - Willie Nix
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Mojo Boogie - J.B. Lenoir
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- Easy - Big Walter Horton
- Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog) - Rufus Thomas
- Take A Little Chance - Jimmy De Berry
- Feelin' Good - Junior Parker
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker
- The Boogie Disease - Doctor Ross
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Ain't Times Hard - Floyd Jones
- Combination Boogie - J.B. Hutto
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed
- Bad Boy - Eddie Taylor
- Aw Baby (Sweet Home Chicago) - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- So Long Baby, Goodbye - Willie Johnson


cd 2
- I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
- Big Town Playboy - Eddie Taylor
- Hands Off - Priscilla Bowman
- I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold
- Every Woman I Know (Crazy About Automobiles) - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
- Judgement Day - Snooky Pryor
- I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
- Have A Good Time - Big Walter Horton
- The Telephone Is Ringing - Pee Wee Crayton
- Going Back Home - Big Joe Williams
- It's You Baby - Sunnyland Slim
- Fishin' In My Pond - Lee Jackson

- The Twelve Year Old Boy - Elmore James
- All Your Love - Magic Sam
- Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed
- Blues Get Off My Shoulder - Bobby Parker
- Mama, You Got A Daughter - John Lee Hooker
- Double Trouble - Otis Rush
- Row Your Boat - Charles Clark
- Roll You Moneymaker - Shakey Jake
- This Is The End - Buddy Guy
- Number Nine Train - Tarheel Slim
- Kansas City - Jimmy Witherspoon
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker


cd 3
- Bad Luck And Trouble - Boogie Jake
- No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
- Rockin' The House - Memphis Slim
- Just A Little Bit - Rosco Gordon
- Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
- Somebody's Doin' Me Wrong - Edgar Blanchard
- Little By Little - Junior Wells
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight? - Lillian Offitt
- You Don't Have To Go - Sam Myers
- Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells
- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Sittin' Here Drinkin' - Christine Kitrell
- You Don't Love Me - Willie Cobbs
- Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
- Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
- Got Me A Louisiana Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins

- Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
- Mean Old Frisco - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- My Baby's Sweet - Homesick James

- It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
- Too Many Cooks - Jesse Fortune
- Cut You A-loose - Rick Allen
- You Better Stop - Andrew Brown


cd 4
- Rough Dried Woman, Pt. 1 - Big Mac
- Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry - Polka Dot Slim
- Figure Head - Lonnie Brooks
- The Way I Feel - Detroit Junior
- Southern Country Boy - Carter Brothers
- Out Of Bad Luck - Magic Sam
- Ride With Your Daddy Tonight - Frank Frost
- Say You're Leavin' - Fenton Robinson
- She's Crazy 'bout Entertainers - Jerry Mccain
- Hard Times - Young, Mighty Joe
- Rambling Woman - Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker
- Put It All In There - George 'Wild Child' Butler
- Long Way From Home - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Rock Me Baby - Ike And Tina Turner
- Cummins Prison Farm - Calvin Leavy
- Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
- Shakin' Hands With The Judge - Little Joe Blue
- My Baby - Lowell Fulson
- High Cost Of Livin' - Al King
- It's My Fault Darling - Little Johnny Taylor
- Go And Help Yourself - Albert Washington
- Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man, Pt. 1 - Bobby Rush
- Spider In My Stew - Buster Benton
- Food Stamp Blues - Eddie Lang


compiled by Les Fancourt
4 CD set

Charly CD 3 (UK)
1601996Elmore James: Golden Hits

- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
- Standing At The Crossroads
- I Believe
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Coming Home
- The Sky Is Crying
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong

Intercontinental CD 1046
1611997Elmore James: King Of The Slide Guitar
The complete Chief and Fire sessions

disc 1
- Dust My Broom (Original)
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Coming Home
- It Hurts Me Too
- Knocking on Your Door
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Cry For Me Baby
- Tell Me Where You Go
- Bobby's Rock
- Sky Is Crying
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Held My Baby Last Night
- Dust My Broom
- Rollin' and Thumblin'
- I'm Worried
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Fine Little Mama
- I Need You Baby
- I Can't Stop Lovin' You
- Early One Morning
- She Done Moved

disc 2
- Something Inside Me
- Stranger Blues
- Anna Lee
- Standing At The Crossroads
- My Bleeding Heart
- My Kind Of Woman
- Got To Move
- So Unkind
- Person To Person
- One Way Out
- Stranger Blues (alt. tk.)
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Look at Yonder Wall
- Go Back Home Again
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 3)
- Sunnyland Train
- You Know You Done Me Wrong
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 1)
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 2)
- You Know You're Wrong
- Find My Kind of Woman (take 1)

disc 3
- My Baby's Gone
- Find My Kind of Woman (alt. tk.)
- Look on Yonder Wall
- Dust My Broom
- It Hurts Me Too
- Pickin' The Blues (Manhattan Slide)
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- I Have A Right to Love My Baby
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Got To Move (She's Got To Go)
- Gotta Go Now
- Talk To My Baby
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Hand In Hand (take 4)
- Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
- Dust My Broom
- Elmore Jumps One (Up Jumped Elmore / Black Snake Slide)
- I Believe
- Back In Mississippi (Conversation)
- Hand In Hand (take 1)
- Hand In Hand (take 3)
3 CD box set
notes by Les Fancourt



Charly CPBox 301

= Charly SNAJ 722

1621997Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying

- The Sky Is Crying
- Dust My Broom
- Fine Little Mama
- Can't Stop Loving You
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- I Need You Baby
- Something Inside Me
- I'm Worried
- Early One Morning
- She Done Moved
- Strange Angel
- Anna Lee
- Stranger Blues
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Shake Your Money Maker
- My Bleeding Heart
- One Way Out
- Make My Dream Come True
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama


BMG International
1632001Elmore James
Blues Giant - Best Selections 4

- Dust My Broom
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Please Find My Baby
- Sinful Woman
- Wild About You
- Hand In Hand
- Standing At The Crossroads
- The 12 Year Old Boy
- Coming Home
- It Hurts Me Too
- Knocking At Your Door
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Cry For Me Baby
- Take Me Where You Go
- The Sky Is Crying
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Something Inside Of Me
- So Unkind
- My Bleeding Heart
- Shake Your Moneymaker

P-Vine PVCP-8210
1642004The Very Best Of Elmore James
Dust My Broom


- Please Find My Baby
- Hand In Hand
- I Believe
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Early In The Morning
- Can7t Stop Lovin'
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Goodbye Baby
- Wild About You
- Long Tall Woman
- Twelve Year Old Boy
- Knockin' At Your Door
- It Hurts Me Too
- Cry For Me
- The Sky Is Crying
- Baby Please Set A Date
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- I Need You Baby
- Something Inside Of Me
- Stranger Blues
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Shake Your Moneymaker
- Dust My Broom

P-Vine PCD-23548
1652009The Definitive Elmore James

disc 1
- Dust My Broom
- Please Find My Baby
- Hand In Hand
- Rock My Baby Right
- I Believe
- I Held My Baby Last Night
- Baby What's Wrong?
- Sinful Woman
- Round House Boogie
- Dumb Woman Blues
- Sax-Ony Boogie
- Kickin' The Blues Around
- I May Be Wrong
- Sweet Little Woman
- Early In The Morning
- Can't Stop Loving
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Make A Little Love
- Make My Dreams Come True
- Strange Kinda Feeling
- Dark And Dreary

disc 2
- Sho' Nuff I Do
- 1839 Blues
- Standing At The Crossroads
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Happy Home
- Sunny Land
- The Way You Treat Me
- No Love In My Heart
- Dust My Blues
- I Was A Fool
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Goodbye Baby
- Wild About You
- Long Tall Woman
- The Twelve Year Old Boy
- Coming Home
- It Hurts Me Too
- Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
- Cry For Me Baby
- Take Me Where You Go

prod. by Tony Watts
2 CD boxset
notes by Michael Heatly

Not Now Music
NOT2CD310 (UK)
1662009Elmore James Meets Arthur Crudup

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
- I Have A Right To Love My Baby
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Talk To Me Baby
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama
Arthur Crudup
- That's All Right (Mama)
- Rock Me Mama
- Mean Ole Frisco
- So Glad You're Mine
- Look On Yonder Wall


Arthur Crudup discography

Collectables COL 1407
1672014Scratchin' - The Wild Jimmy Spruill Story

disc 1:
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
Wild Jimmy Spruill - Hard Grind
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Wildcat Tamer
Larry Dale - Big Muddy
June Bateman with Noble 'Thin Man' Watts & His Band - Believe Me Darling
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - It's Too Late
Lee Roy Little - Your Evil Thoughts
Wild Jimmy Spruill - Kansas City March
Bobby Long - Jersey City

Elmore James - Strange Angels
June Bateman with Noble 'Thin Man' Watts & His Band - Possum Belly Overalls
David Clowney Band - Shakin'
Chuck Bradford - You're Going To Miss Me (When I'm Gone)
Wilbert Harrison - Don't Wreck My Life
Bob Gaddy - Till The Day I Die
Jimmy Spruill - Lonely Island
Bobby Marchan - There's Something On Your Mind (Pt. 2)
Lynn Taylor & The Peachettes - Sweet Little Girl
Charlie Lucas Combo - Jump For Joy
Hal Paige & The Whalers - Going Back To My Home Town
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - No.9 Train
B. Brown & His Rockin' Mcvouts - Hardworking Man
Maxine Brown - All In My Mind
Solomon Burke - Down In The Valley
Wild Jimmy Spruill - Slow Draggin'
Jim & Bob Harrison - Little School Girl
Charles Walker's Band with Jimmy Spruill - Driving Home (Part 2)
Buster Brown - Fannie Mae
Noble 'Thin Man' Watts & His Rhythm Sparks - Hard Times (The Slop)
Jimmy 'Wildman' Spruill - Scratchin'

disc 2:
Wild Jimmy Spruill - Scratch 'n' Twist
Buster Brown - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Bob Gaddy - I'll Go My Way
B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts - Rockin' With "B"
Horace Cooper & Band featuring Jimmy Spruill - The Squeeze (Part 1)
Bobby Long - The Pleasure Is All Mine
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Don't Ever Leave Me
June Bateman with Noble 'Thin Man' Watts & His Band - Go Away Mr Blues
Little Danny - Mind On Loving You
Jimmy Spruill - Raisin' Hell

Elmore James - I'm Worried
Buster Brown - Sugar Babe
Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle
Commandos - Chicken Scratch
Lee Dorsey - Ya Ya
Dave 'Baby' Cortez - The Happy Organ
Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
Rose Marie with Bill Ivey & The Sabers - Most Of All
Walkin' Willie & His Orch. - If You Just Woulda Said Goodbye
Hal Paige & The Whalers - After Hours Blues
Maxine Brown - Harry Let's Marry
Jimmy 'Wildman' Spruill - Country Boy
David Clowney Band - Hoot Owl
Jim & Bob Harrison - Please Don't Hurt Me
Charts - Deserie
Little Anthony & The Imperials - So Much
Charles Walker & His Band - Charles Walker Slop
Noble 'Thin Man' Watts & His Rhythm Sparks - Jookin'
Dan-Dees featuring Jimmy Spruill - Memphis
Wilbert Harrison - Goodbye Kansas City


2 CD set



Great Voices Of The
Century GVC 2039


More recent CD compilations will be added as soon as possible !!!

I herewith confess
that I do not have the ambition to list each and every CD anthology / compilation
containing only one (or two ;-) Elmore James track(s) !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 256-257, 280, 348-349, 567, 590-593
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 503-507
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 270-272
- Graham Marsh & Barrie Lewis (Ed.): The Blues Album Cover Art.- Chronicle, San Francisco, 1996
- George Paulus: Lost Trumpet - Sonny Boy Williamson's first record.- Blues & Rhythm 194 (2004), p. 16-17
- Bez Turner: Mel London's Labels.- Blues Unlimited 125 (1977), p. 13-15
- http://www.hankwilliamslistings.com/ind-elmo.htm
- The United and States Labels
- http://www.boija.com/skivor/meteor/meteor.htm
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour, Alex van der Tuuk, Phil Wight, Falcon Jennings, William E Donoghue and Jean-Marie Juif for additional info / scans

 


Steve Franz: The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James
Bluesource Publications, 2003, ISBN 0971803811
http://www.bluesworld.com/Elmore.html

 

from left: Elmore James, Sonnyboy Williamson, Tommy McClennan, Little Walter
Elmore James, Sonnyboy Williamson, Earl Phillips [not Tommy McClennan]***, Little Walter; Chicago prob. 1953
(photo Big Bill Broonzy, courtesy Yannick Bruynoghe; source: Soul Bag 1983)
*** as was found out by Scott Dirks asking Jody Williams (who was there when it happened ;-)

 


Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James (Williamson) & Elmore James at the West Roosevelt Club, Chicago, 1959
source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 3.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 43; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

 


Homesick James (Williamson) & Elmore James at the West Roosevelt Club, Chicago, 1959
source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 164; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

 


Homesick James (Williamson) & Elmore James at the West Roosevelt Club, Chicago, 1959
source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 3.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 37; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

 


Elmore James at the West Roosevelt Club, Chicago, 1959
source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 3.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 38; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

 


Elmore James, Chicago, 1959
source: front cover of Soul Bag #94 (May 1983); photographer: Jacques Demêtre
... holding French magazine JAZZ HOT n° 132 (May 1958)
JAZZ HOT n° 132 (May 1958)

 


Elmore James & friends, Chicago, 1959
source: back cover of Soul Bag #94 (May 1983); photographer: Jacques Demêtre

 


Elmore James at the West Roosevelt Club, Chicago, 1959
source: back cover of Soul Bag #94 (May 1983); photographer: Jacques Demêtre

 

Elmore James on front and back cover of Soul Bag #94 (May 1983)
(photographer: Jacques Demêtre)

 


Elmore James post mortem photo
source: 2008 eBay auction of that photo offered (along with other E.J. memorabilia) by a nephew of Elmore James' wife Mattie

From the auction description: "In May of 2005 my aunt Mattie James Grandberry died as the victim of a horrific crime. She was brutally murdered by a woman (Barbara Cummings) who she allowed to live with while she got back on her feet. After her death I had the responsibility of cleaning the house while the family decided what to do it. At that time family members told me that prior to her last Marriage to a Minister and Pastor W.A. Grandberry my aunt in her youth had been married a famous blues singer named Elmore James. At the time I had no knowledge of Elmore James so I decided just to find and gather what I could and would do some research later. Months after the funeral I began to do some internet research and discovered the extent of Elmore James music career and his influence on the blues and rock n roll era. After researching and reading Steve Franz's book 'The Amazing secret life of Elmore James' I found not only was my aunt the widow of a pioneering blues legend my family knew all about it but the rest of the world knew nothing. When I asked my family why, the answer was simple. Aunt Matt wanted to be known as the wife and widow of a preacher not a blues singer.
The items for auction are as follows:
- Elmore James 'Genuine, Original' Naval Discharge!
- Elmore and Mattie James Marriage Certificate!
- The last picture taken of Elmore James in His casket at the gravesite immediately before he was buried!
- Veterans Administration correspondence between Mattie and the VA while she described her relationship with her husband while applying for benefits. (She received benefits from being his widow until 1977 when she remarried.) These forms mention Elmore's first wife Minnie Mae Carter and his parents Joe Willie James and Leora Brooks Randoll.
- A certified copy of Elmore James' death certificate dated 1973."

 

Elmore James Bobblehead (made in the 1990s)

 

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