J.B.  L E N O I R; source: Front cover of Amiga 850176; photographer: Raeburn Flerlage
source: Front cover of Amiga 850176
photographer: Raeburn Flerlage [not Horst Lippmann]

J.B. Lenoir
b. March 5, 1929 near Monticello, Mississippi
d. April 29, 1967 in Urbana, Illinois

buried at Salem Church Cemetery, Monticello, MS
discography
Steve Seaberg, St. Louis Jimmy & J.B.  L E N O I R on the front cover of 'Guds Ansikte', (autobiographical) novel by Rönnog Seaberg.- Stockholm (Rabén & Sjögren),1965; source:
Steve Seaberg, St. Louis Jimmy & J.B. Lenoir
on the front cover of "Guds Ansikte"
(autobiographical) novel by Rönnog Seaberg.- Stockholm
(Rabén & Sjögren), 1965
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

J.B. Lenoir 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- In The Evening   @ youtube
- Please Don't Go Away   @ youtube

rec. 1950 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Snooky Pryor. hca; Sunnyland Slim, p; poss. Eddie Taylor, g
J.O.B. unissued

Negro Rhythm 107 (1978)
Official 6049 (1989)

11950J.B. AND HIS BAYOU BOYS

- My Baby Told Me (JB 31643)   @ youtube
- Korea Blues (JB 31644)   @ youtube

rec. late 1950 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Leroy Foster, g; Alfred Wallace, dr

Joe Brown (J.O.B.) recordings sold / leased to Chess
Some copies of Chess 1449 feature JB 31644 mis-labeled as "Carrie Lee"
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Chess 1449
21950J.B. LENORE and his Bayou Boys

- Deep In Dept Blues (JB 31641)   @ Spotify
- Carrie Lee (JB 31642)   @ youtube

rec. late 1950 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Leroy Foster, g; Alfred Wallace, dr

Joe Brown (J.O.B.) recordings sold / leased to Chess
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Chess 1463
31952J.B. LENOIR and HIS COMBO

- Let's Roll (J 42343-2)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- People Are Meddling (In Our Affairs) (J 42344)   @ Spotify

rec. October 22, 1951 at Modern Recording Studio in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Alfred Wallace, dr
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J.O.B. 112
   

- Let's Roll (J 42343-1) #   @ Spotify
- Lettie Mae
- I Feel All Right

rec. October 22, 1951 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Alfred Wallace, dr
J.O.B. unissued

# Flyright 564 (1980)

   

- I Have Married (U 1008)   @ Spotify

rec. late 1952 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; unknown, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
J.O.B. unissued

Flyright 564 (1980)

41952J.B. LENORE and His Combo

- The Mountain (U 1009)   @ youtube
- How Much More (U 1011)   @ youtube

rec. late 1952 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; unknown, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
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J.O.B. 1008
51953J.B. LENORE and His Combo

- The Mojo (U 2319-4)   @ youtube
- How Can I Leave (U 2322-4)   @ youtube

rec. January 12, 1953 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Sunnyland Slim, p; unknown, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
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J.O.B. 1012
61953J.B. LENORE and His Combo

- I'll Die Tryin' (U 1010-1) #   @ youtube
- I Want My Baby (U 2321-4) *   @ youtube

# rec. late 1952 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; unknown, b; Alfred Wallace, dr

* rec. January 12, 1953 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Sunnyland Slim, p; unknown, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
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J.O.B. 1016
   

- The Mojo (U 2319-1) #   @ Spotify
- Slow Down Woman (U 2320-1) #   @ Spotify
- Slow Down Woman (U 2320-2) *   @ Spotify
- I Want My Baby (U 2321-1) #   @ Spotify

rec. January 12, 1953 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Sunnyland Slim, p; unknown, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
Chance/J.O.B. unissued

* Constellation CS 6 (1964)

# P-Vine PLP 707 (1977)
Flyright 564 (1980)

   

- When I Was Young (U 2323-1)   @ Spotify
- Bassology (U 2324-1)   @ Spotify
- Worried About My Baby (U 2325-1)   @ Spotify

rec. January 12, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; J.T. Brown, ts; J.B. Lenoir, g; Moody Jones, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
Chance/J.O.B. unissued

Constellation CS 6 (1964)

   

- Livin' In The White House (U 2326) []   @ Spotify
- Please Don't (U 2327-1) #   @ Spotify
- Please Don't (U 2327-2) []   @ Spotify

rec. January 12, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Shines, voc; J.T. Brown, ts; Sunnyland Slim, p; J.B. Lenoir, g; Moody Jones, b; Alfred Wallace, dr
Chance/J.O.B. unissued

[] Constellation CS 6 (1964)

# P-Vine PCD 2176
# Westside WESM 635

71954J.B. LENORE and His Combo

- Play A Little While (J 42341)   @ Spotify
- Louise (J42342)   @ Spotify

rec. October 22, 1951 at Modern Recording Studio in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Alfred Wallace, dr
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J.O.B. 1102
81954J.B. LENOIR

- I'm In Korea (P53202-2)   @ Spotify
- Eisenhower Blues (P53203-5)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
or (later)
- Tax Paying Blues (P53203AA) #   @ Spotify

rec. c. April 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Lorenzo Smith, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr

# rec. 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Lorenzo Smith, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
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Parrot 802
   

- Eisenhower Blues (P53203-1)   @ Spotify

rec. c. April 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Lorenzo Smith, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
Parrot unissued

Relic 8017 (1989)

91954J.B. LENORE

- Mamma Talk To Your Daughter (P53214-2)   @ youtube
- Man Watch Your Woman (P53215)   @ youtube

rec. October 6, 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Lorenzo Smith, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
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Parrot 809


= Bootleg 503 (UK 1965)

101955J.B. LENORE

- Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me (P55224)   @ youtube
- What Have I Done (P55225)   @ Spotify

rec. March 14, 1955 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
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Parrot 814
   

- We've Both Got To Realise (We Can't Go On This Way) (P55226)   @ Spotify
- Give Me One More Shot (P55227)   @ Spotify

rec. March 14, 1955 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
Parrot unissued

Chess 2ACMB 208 (1976)

111955J.B. LENORE

- Fine Girls (P55275)   @ youtube
- I Lost My Baby (P55276)   @ youtube

rec. October 6, 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
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Parrot 821
   

- Sitting Down Thinking #   @ youtube
- I'm Gonna Die Someday (take 2) *   @ Spotify

rec. October 6, 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr
Parrot unissued

# Chess 2ACMB 208
(1976)


* Relic 8017 (1989)

121955J.B. LENORE

- Let Me Die With The One I Love (7902)   @ youtube
- If I Give My Love To You (7903)   @ youtube

rec. September 14, 1955 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
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Checker 844
   

- Natural Man (7900) #   @ youtube
- Don't Dog Your Woman (7901) #   @ youtube
- Lowdown Dirty Shame (7904) *   @ youtube

rec. September 14, 1955 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; # * Alex Atkins, as; # * Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
Checker unissued

# Chess 410 (1970)

* Chess 2ACMB 208 (1976)

   

- Lenoir Blues
- Everybody Wants To Know (Laid Off Blues) #   @ youtube
- If You Love Me *   @ youtube
- J.B.'s Rock *   @ youtube

rec. 1955? in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
Checker unissued

# Chess 410 (1970)

* Chess 2ACMB 208 (1976)

131956J.B. LENIOR [sic]

- Don't Touch My Head!!! (8360)   @ youtube
- I've Been Down So Long (8362)   @ youtube

rec. December 19, 1956 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
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Checker 856
141956J.B. LENOIR

- What About Your Daughter (8363)   @ Spotify
- 5 Years (8364)   @ youtube

rec. December 19, 1956 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
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Checker 874
   

- When I Am Drinking (8361)   @ youtube

rec. December 19, 1956 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
Checker unissued

Chess 2ACMB 208 (1976)

151958J.B. LENOIR

- Daddy Talk To Your Son (8728)   @ youtube
- She Don't Know (8729) #   @ youtube

rec. 1958 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Leonard Caston. org; Joe Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood Jr., g; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr; # voc group
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Checker 901
   

- Daddy Talk To Your Son (alt tk)
- I Don't Know (alt tk)   @ youtube
- Good Looking Woman (8730)   @ youtube
- Voodoo Boogie (8731)   @ youtube

rec. 1958 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Leonard Caston, org; Joe Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood Jr., g; Willie Dixon, b; Al Galvin, dr
Checker unissued

Chess 2ACMB 208 (1976)

161958J.B. LENOIR

- Back Door (K90W 2914)   @ youtube
- Lou Ella (K90W 2915)   @ youtube

rec. August 11, 1958 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Junior Wells, hca; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, b; Jesse Fowler, dr
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Shad 5012
171960J.B. LENOIR

- Oh Baby (60-1428) (2:10)   @ youtube
- Do What I Say (60-1431)   @ youtube

rec. May 10, 1960 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, ts; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, b; Jesse Fowler, dr
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VeeJay VJ 352
   

- Oh Baby (alt tk) (2:21) #
- It's The Thing (60-1429)
- What Can I Do (60-1430)

rec. May 10, 1960 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Alex Atkins, ts; Ernest Cotton, ts; Joe Montgomery, b; Jesse Fowler, dr

# I don't think this is actually an alt tk - rather a little bit slowed down and muffled version of 60-1428 (as if dubbed from a tape of a tape) - my voucher copy being the Official LP --- listen to it yourself:  
VeeJay unissued

# Python 25
# Official 6049

181960The 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
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Vee Jay LP 1020 (US mono)
later issues with a 'stereo'
sticker have the mono
record inside

notes by Alexis Korner
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= EMI/Columbia Co 33SX
1417 (UK 1962 mono)

= Joy 185 (UK 1973)

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

   

- My Dear Old Mother §   @ Spotify
- I Want To Know   @ Spotify
- J.B.'s Harp Rack Blues []   @ Spotify
- I Had My Trouble   @ Spotify
- Louise #   @ Spotify
- Mojo Boogie #   @ Spotify

rec. July 9, 1963 at Nina's Lounge in Chicago by Norman Dayron; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g, [] hca; # Sunnyland Slim, p
unissued

§ Roots TR 1005 (1977)

Fuel 2000 CD 061300
(2003)

   

- It's You Baby #   @ Spotify
- Brown Skin Woman *   @ Spotify
- Piney Brown Blues   @ Spotify
- For You, My Love   @ Spotify

rec. July 9, 1963 at Nina's Lounge in Chicago by Norman Dayron; Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; J.B. Lenoir, g; # John Lee Granderson, g; * Michael Bloomfield, g
unissued

Fuel 2000 CD 061300
(2003)

   

- My Name Is J.B. Lenoir #
- I Want The Whole World To Know #
- Alabama March

rec. 1963; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g

# titles appear in Wim Wenders film, 'Soul of a Man'

unissued

JSP CD 2154

191963J.B. LENOIR And His African Hunch Rhythm

- I Sing Um The Way I Feel (789 or 18928) *   @ youtube
- I Feel So Good (790 or 18929) #   @ youtube

rec. July 23, 1963 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Donald Hankins, ts; Lafayette Leake, p; Milton Rector, b; Willie Smith, dr; "Peeples", bgs; * Willie Dixon, speech
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USA 744 (US)

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= Sue WI-339 (UK 1965)

   

- I Sing Um The Way I Feel (tk. 17) #
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel (tk. 18) #
- I Feel So Good (tk. 21) *

rec. July 23, 1963 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Donald Hankins, ts; * Jarrett Gibson, bs; Lafayette Leake, p; Milton Rector, b; Willie Smith, dr; # "Peeples", bgs; * Willie Dixon, 2nd voc
USA unissued

Flyright 590

201964A Bucket Of Blues
Collector's Showcase - Vol. 6

John Lee Hooker
- 609 Boogie [Chance 1122]
- Road Trouble [Chance 1122]
T-Bone Walker & Marl Young's Orchestra
- Come Back To Me Baby Blues [Mercury 8016]
- I Can't Stand Being Away From You [previously unissued]
- She's Gonna Rain [sic] Me Blues [Old Swingmaster 11; She's Going To Ruin Me]

J.B. Lenore
- Mojo Boogie [J.O.B. 1012]
- Slow Down Woman (U2320-2) [previously unissued]

J.B. Lenore
- I Want My Baby [J.O.B. 1016]
- How Can I Leave [J.O.B. 1012]
Sunnyland Slim
- When I Was Young [previously unissued]
- Bassology [previously unissued]
- Worried About My Baby [previously unissued]
[Johnny Shines]
- Livin' In The Whitehouse [sic; previously unissued; Livin' In The White House]
- Please Don't [previously unissued]

Chance / J.O.B. recordings put out by Art Sheridan & Ewart Abner
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Constellation SC-6
211965Conversation With The Blues
A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver

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

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

J.B. Lenoir - I Been Down So Long (vocal and own guitar)

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


compiled by Michael Vernon and Paul Oliver
front cover photograph of James 'Butch' Cage (on fiddle) and Willie Thomas (guitar) taken outside Butch Cage's home in Zachary, LA by Paul Oliver

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

- My Father's Style / So It Rocked On / Move To Kansas City - J.B. Lenoir
- When She Come Back / Poor Country Boy - Otis Spann
- Ain't No Easy Thing - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Evil Heart Blues - Mance Lipscomb
- A Roughneck - Blind Arvella Gray #
- West Helena Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Days of 1900 / Newport News Blues - Will Shade
- Chock House Days / Come and Get Me - Whistling Alex Moore
- Move Back! For What? - Brother John Sellers

- Been Down So Long - J.B. Lenoir
- A Place They Call Boots' - James "Stump" Johnson []
- Henry Brown Blues - Henry Brown []
- They Called Us Gandy Dancers / Work Songs / John Henry - Blind Arvella Gray with Blind James Brewer # []
- Santa Fe Train - Edwin "Buster" Pickens
- Most Reason I Sing - Robert Curtis Smith
- Santa Fe Blues - Jasper Love
- Somewhere Down The Line - John Lee Hooker
- I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change - Robert Curtis Smith
- Only Places They Can Go / People Call Me Lucky - Otis Spann
- What Have I Committed? - Henry Townsend
- 'Tween Midnight And Day - James "Butch" Cage
- Walking Basses / Dud Low Joe / The First Vicksburg Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
- They Call Him "Pork Chops" / Forty-Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
- Blues In The Bottle - Mance Lipscomb
- To Have The Blues Within - Edward "Buster" Pickens
- Colorado Springs Blues - Edwin "Buster" Pickens []

# rec. July 17, 1960 in Chicago, IL; LP resp. CD accompanying Paul Oliver's book by the same title

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

6-page insert
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Decca LK 4664

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2nd ed. (1997) of book
(with enclosed CD)

221965Pure 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
- I Wish I Was A Catfish
Mercy Baby
- Mercy's Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bad Boogie
James Brown
- Why Does Everything Happen To Me
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Sue ILP 919
231965J.B. LENOIR

- Man Watch Your Woman
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter

rec. October 6, 1954 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Lorenzo Smith, ts; Joe Montgomery, p; Al Galvin, dr

Parrot 809

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Bootleg 503

241966J.B. Lenoir: Alabama Blues

- Alabama Blues   @ youtube
- The Mojo Boogie #   @ youtube
- God's Word   @ youtube
- The Whale Has Swallowed Me #   @ youtube
- Remove This Rope   @ youtube
- I Feel So Good # []   @ youtube

- Alabama March   @ youtube
- Talk To Your Daughter #   @ youtube
- Mississippi Road   @ youtube
- Good Advice   @ youtube
- Vietnam   @ youtube
- I Want To Go #   @ youtube

rec. May 5, 1965 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; # Freddie Below, dr; [] Willie Dixon, additional voc

Alabama Blues (Bellaphon CDLR 42.001)
- Alabama Blues
- The Mojo Boogie
- God's Word
- The Whale Has Swallowed Me
- Remove This Rope
- I Feel So Good
- Alabama March
- Talk To Your Daughter
- Mississippi Road
- Good Advice
- Vietnam
- I Want To Go
- Down In Mississippi #
- If I Get Lucky #
- Born Dead #
- Feeling Good #

# additional tracks from L+R 42.012

front cover photograph of Amiga 8 50 176 by Raeburn Flerlage [not Horst Lippmann as claimed on the back cover]
front cover photograph of L+R 42.001 by Horst Lippmann

notes by Horst Lippmann
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CBS 62593 (Ger/Fr 1966)

= CBS SBP-2 (Australia)

notes by Horst Lippmann
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= Scout ScS-5 (Ger 1969)

Scout discography

notes by Jens Gerlach
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= Amiga 8 50 176 (GDR)

notes by Horst Lippmann
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= L+R 42.001 (Ger 1979)

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= Amiga Jazz 850176
(GDR 1980)

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= Bellaphon CDLR 42001
(Ger 1991)

notes by Jonny Meister
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= Evidence CD 26068
(US 1995)
Vietnam Blues: The
Complete L+R Recordings

(along with L+R 42.012)

L+R discography

251966J.B. LENORE

- Mojo Boogie (BH 103 / VER.110)   @ youtube
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say (BH 104 / VER.111)   @ youtube

rec. July 17, 1960 in Chicago, IL by Paul Oliver; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g
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Blue Horizon 45-1004
26196?Bye Bye, Bird ...
Solo Blues

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Bye Bye Bird
Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues
Willie Dixon
- Big Legged Woman
Sonny Boy Williamson
- In My Own Little Cabin

Sunnyland Slim
- Leavy
[sic] Camp Moan
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Dissatisfied

J.B. Lenoir
- Everybody Is Crying About Vietnam #   @ youtube
Hubert Sumlin
- When I Feel Better


rec. October 8, 1965 in Hamburg, Germany; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g



Scout Sc-1

Scout discography

27196?Look out, Sam !
Group Blues

Otis Rush Blues Band
- It Takes Time
Magic Sam's Blues Band
- All Your Love

J.B. Lenoir's Afro-American Blues Band
- Down in Mississippi #
The Junior Wells Blues Band
- Vietnam Blues
Magic Sam's Blues Band
- Look Out, Sam!
Joe Turner with the Otis Rush Blues Band
- Come On, Baby

Magic Sam's Blues Band
- Sometimes
The Junior Wells Blues Band
- Over Yonder Walls
Magic Sam's Blues Band
- Call Me If You Need Me
The Junior Wells Blues Band
- Shake My Hand
Magic Sam's Blues Band
- Torchering
[sic] My Soul
J.B. Lenoir and Company
- I Feel So Good #

# rec. October 8, 1965 in Hamburg, Germany; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca
rec. American Folk Blues Festival 1966



Scout Sc-2

Scout discography

281966Decade Of The Blues - The 1950s

Smokey Hogg
- Highway 51

J.B. Lenoir
- The Mountain
- How Much More
Shakey Jake
- Call Me If You Need Me
Little Walter
- Moonshine Baby
Leroy Foster
- Red Headed Woman
Cousin Leroy
- I'm Lonesome
Sunnyland Slim
- Woman Trouble

Little Walter
- Bad Actin' Woman

J.B. Lenoir
- Eisenhower Blues
Willie Nix
- Try Me One More Time
Willie Love
- 21 Minutes To Nine
Floyd Jones
- Big World
James Banister
- Blues And Trouble
- Gold Digger
Smokey Hogg
- Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes



Highway 51 H-100

BU34

Highway 51 discography

291966?American Folk Blues Festival '65 - Studio Session

Fred McDowell
- Highway 61

J.B. Lenoir
- Slow Down #
Walter Horton
- Christine
Roosevelt Sykes
- Come On Back Home
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- The Big Question

Jimmy Lee Robinson
- Rosalie
John Lee Hooker
- King Of The World
- Della Mae
Buddy Guy
- First Time I Met The Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Houn' Dog
Doctor Ross
- My Black Name Is Ringing

bonus track on Evidence ECD 26200:
J.B. Lenoir
- If I Get Lucky

rec. October 8, 1965 in Hamburg, Germany; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; # Walter Horton, hca

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= Fontana 885 422 TY (G)


= Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 65-66


= L+R 42.025 (1980)
= LR CD-2025

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= disc 5 of Evidence 5 CD
set ECD 26200

AFBF discography

30196?Encore For The Chicago Blues

Muddy Waters Blues Men
- Yes Sir! Boss
Harvey Hill
- I Feel So Good
Koko Taylor
- I'm Looking For A Man
Memphis Slim
- Chicago To Paris
Babe Stovall
- My Brown Is A Mistraeter
Big Joe Williams
- Move Your Hand
Olive Brown
- Woman's Lament

J.B. Lenoir #
- Korea Blues

Washboard Sam's Band
- Chicago Rock
Victoria Spivey
- T B Blues
Willie Dixon
- Brooklyn Going To Be My Home
John Hammond
- Squeeze My Lemon
John Henry Barbee
- Six Weel Old Blues
Viola Wells
- See See Rider
Homesick James
- Somebody's Been Talkin'
Roosevelt Sykes
- Dirty Mother Fuyer


# rec. 1965 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Lafayette Leake, p; Willie Dixon, b
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Spivey 1009

Spivey discography

311968Decade Of The Blues - The 1950s Volume Two

Dennis McMillon
- Goin' Back Home
Rattlesnake Cooper
- Rattlesnake Blues
- Lost Woman Blues
Thunder Smith
- Cruel Hearted Woman
Jesse James
- Forgive Me Blues
- Corinna's Boogie
Gus Jinkins
- You Told Me
[Flash 115]
J.B. Lenoir
- I'm In Korea

Robert Nighthawk
- The Moon Is Rising
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
- World Of Trouble
D.C. Washington
- Happy Home Blues
Willie Lane
- Prowlin' Ground Hog
- Too Many Women Blues
Stickhorse Hammond
- Too Late Baby
- Highway 51


Record produced by Ted Griffiths & Trev Huyton
notes by Chris Roby



Highway 51 H-101


Highway 51 discography

321968J.B. Lenoir

- Lou Ella
- Back Door
- Oh Baby [alt tk, Vee Jay unissued]
- Do What I Say
- The Mojo Boogie
- Slow Down Woman
- I Want My Baby

- How Can I Leave?
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Fine Girls
- Mama Your Daughter Is Gonna Miss Me
- I'll Die Tryin'
- I Feel So Good













Python PLP-25 (UK)

Python discography

331969This 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
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Island IWP 5
341970J.B. Lenoir: Crusade

Crusade (Polydor 24-4011)
- Down In Mississippi #
- Voodoo Music
- Tax Paying Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Oh Captain (One Of These Mornings) [] #
- How Much More?
- Everything I Do [] #

- Feeling Good #
- Shot On James Meredith
- Round And Round
- Slow Down
- Vietnam Blues
- Leaving Here
- Born Dead
- Need Somebody's Help []

between tracks: Ella Louise Lenoir interviewed by John Mayall
"Electronically re-channelled for stereo"

rec. September 2, 1966 at Sound Studio under the supervision of Willie Dixon, Chicago: J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Freddie Below, dr, # Willie Dixon, voc
[] rec. autumn 1962 in Chicago by Willie Dixon for a film by Steve Seaberg; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; # Willie Dixon, voc

Down In Mississippi (L+R 42.012)
- Down In Mississippi #
- Slow Down
- If I Get Lucky
- Shot On Meredith
- Round And Round
- Voodoo Music

- Born Dead
- Leavin' Here
- Vietnam Blues
- How Much More
- Tax Payin' Blues
- Feelin' Good #

Ella Louise Lenoir interviews omitted !
rec. September 2, 1966 at Sound Studio under the supervision of Willie Dixon, Chicago: J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Freddie Below, dr, # Willie Dixon, voc

J.B. Lenoir (Bellaphon CDLR 82001)
- Down In Mississippi
- Alabama Blues #
- Feelin' Good
- If I Get Lucky
- Mississippi Road #
- The Mojo Boogie #
- Born Dead
- Talk To Your Daughter #
- Move This Rope #
- Slow Down
- Shot On Meredith
- Round And Round
- Voodoo Music
- Leavin' Here
- Vietnam Blues
- Tax Payin' Blues
- How Much More

# additional tracks from L+R 42.001

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Crusade 24-4011 (US)
[John Mayall's label, Polydor subsidiary]
= Polydor 2425009 (UK)
= Polydor 2482014 (UK)

notes by Jonny Meister
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L+R 42.012 (1980)
"Down In Mississippi"

notes by Jonny Meister
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= Evidence CD 26068 (1995)
Vietnam Blues: The
Complete L+R Recordings

(along with L+R 42.001)

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(=) Bellaphon CDLR 82001
(1996) "J.B. Lenoir"
(Blues Classics series)

L+R discography

351970J.B. Lenoir: Natural Man

- Natural Man
- Don't Dog Your Woman
- Let Me Die With The One I Love
- Carrie Lee
- Mama What About Your Daughter
- If I Give My Love To You
- Five Years

- Don't Touch My Head
- I've Been Down So Long
- What Have I Done?
- Eisenhower Blues
- Korea Blues
- Everybody Wants To Know
- I'm In Korea

rec. 1955; J.B. Lenoir with Alex Atkins, Ernest Cotton, Joe Montgomery, Willie Dixon, Al Gavin, Baby Face Leroy Foster, Sunnyland Slim, Alfred Wallace, Lorenzo Smith
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Chess LP 410 (US)

notes by Christopher Morris
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= Chess CH 9323 (US)

= Chess/Victor SWX-6138M
(Jp 1975)

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= Bellaphon BJS 4003 (D)

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= Chess BRP 2014 (I 1981)

361970John Jeremy's Film
Blues Like Showers Of Rain
@ youtube

Gus Cannon
- My Money Never Runs Out

J.B. Lenoir
- It Hurts Me So Bad (Someday Baby)
Willie Thomas, James 'Butch' Cage & Grandson
- Little Red Rooster
Little Brother Montgomery
- Trembling Blues

J.B. Lenoir
- I Feel Like Playing My Box
Sunnyland Slim & Robert Lockwood
- Take a Little Walk With Me
Wade Walton & R.C. Smith
- Barbershop Rhythm

J.B. Lenoir
- I Been Down So Long [from Decca 4664]
Otis Spann
- People Call Me Lucky
Willie Thomas & James 'Butch' Cage
- Penitentiary Blues
Sunnyland Slim & Robert Lockwood Jr.
- Prison Bound

J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say (Stand By Me)
Willie Thomas & James 'Butch' Cage
- Kill That Nigger Dead

J.B. Lenoir
- It Hurts Me So Bad (Someday Baby)
Robert Curtis Smith
- Blues
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Kay 014 KJ (1979)
(30 minutes)

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= Rhapsody 8022 (1986)

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(=) Vestapol DVD 13003
(2003 "bonus track")
"Legends of Country
Blues Guitar Vol. 1"

371971Nothing 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 [Blue Horizon 45-1004]
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 - Eyesight 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)
381972The Story Of The Blues, Vol. 2

J.B. Lenoir
- Mojo Boogie [Blue Horizon 45-1004]

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CBS 66232

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Epic Sony ECPI-9/10 (Jp 1975)

391972Chicago 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)

401976

 

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Vogue 427003 gatefold inner sleeve

J.B. Lenoir: Chess Masters

- Natural Man [7900]
- Don't Dog Your Woman [7901]
- Let Me Die With The One I Love [7920]
- Carrie Lee [JB-31642]
- Mama What About Your Daughter [8363]
- If I Give My Love To You [7903]
- Five Years [8463]

- Don't Touch My Head [8360]
- I've Been Down So Long [8362]
- What Have I Done? [P55-225/8490]
- Eisenhower Blues [P53-203]
- Korea Blues [JB-31644]
- Everybody Wants To Know (Laid Off Blues) [unknown]
- I'm In Korea [)53-202]


- Mama Your Daughter's Going To Miss Me [P55-224/8488]
- We Can't Go On This Way [P55-226/8491]
- Give Me One More Shot [P55-227/8489]
- When I Am Drinking [8361]
- J.B.'s Rock [unknown]
- If You Love Me [unknown]
- Low Down Dirty Shame [7904]

- Man, Watch Your Woman [P53-214]
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter[P53-215]
- Sitting Down Thinking [unknown]
- Daddy Talk To Your Son [8728]
- I Don't Know (She Don't Know) [8729]
- Good Looking Woman (I'm Looking For A Woman)[8730]
- Voodoo Boogie (Voodoo Woman) [8731]

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Chess CH-2-9212 labels

DLP
notes by Cub Koda
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Chess 2ACMB-208
= Vogue 427003 (Fr)
Chicago Golden Years
'Double Album' 3

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Chess CH-2-9212 (1984)
= Chess CH 92506
Chess CXMD 4054 (UK)

411977Rare Gems

Little Brother Montgomery
- Ain't Nobody Here But Me
John Lee Granderson
- Bumble Bee
Robert Nighthawk
- Murderin' Blues
Otis Spann
- Hotel Lorraine
Big Joe Williams
- Sinkin' Blues
Johnnie Jones
- Worried Life Blues

Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Glory Hallelujah
Big Joe Williams + Paul Butterfield
- Wild Cow Moan
Johnnie Jones with Billy Boy Arnold
- I Hear My Black Name Ringing
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop
- So Glad I'm Living *
Little Brother Montgomery
- Buddy Bolden's Blues


Otis Spann
- Blues For Martin Luther King
Robert Pete Williams
- Ugly Man Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
- Prescription For The Blues
James Cotton with Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield
- Diggin' My Potatoes

J.B. Lenoir
- My Dear Old Mother
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Someday Baby

James Cotton with Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield and Billy Boy Arnold
- Three Harp Boogie
Big Joe Williams
- Screamin' And Cryin'
Little Brother Montgomery
- Salty Dog
Robert Nighthawk
- Medley: Annie Lee & Sweet Black Angel
Rev. Robert Wilkins
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee

prod. early to mid 1960s in Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron

DLP
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Roots TR 1005 (US)
= TK Records TKR 82539
(UK)

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

421977J.B. Lenoir - Sunnyland Slim - Lazy Bill: Chance Vintage Blues R&B Crops Vol. 3

J.B. Lenoir
- The Mojo (= Mojo Boogie)
- Slow Down Woman
- I Want My Baby
- How Can I Leave
Sunnyland Slim
- When I Was Young

Sunnyland Slim
- Bassology
- Worried About My Baby
Lazy Bill
- She Got Me Walkin'
- I Had A Dream
- My Baby's Gone
- I Can't Sleep, I Can't Eat
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P-Vine PLP-707
42a1977Songs Of Complaint And Protest
Folk Music In America Vol. 7

Mattie, Marthie, and Minnie
- You Can’t Live With ‘Em (And You Can’t Live Without ‘Em)
Wilmoth Houdini
- Don’t Do That To Me
Dutch Coleman
- Granny Get Your Hair Cut
John McGhee
- Well World Doggone
Bumble Bee Slim
- Hard Rocks In My Bed
Jerry McCain And His Upstarts
- My Next Door Neighbour
Ewgen Zukowsky
- Wujko politykan

David McCarn
- Poor Man, Rich Man
Gabriel Brown
- I'm Gonna Take It Easy
Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- Kill That Nigger Dead

J.B. Lenoir
- Mississippi Road
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
- Over The Hills To The Poorhouse
Bessie Tucker
- Key To The Bushes Blues
Walter Roland
- Collector Man Blues
The Tiger
- Workers' Appeal


collection ed. by Richard K. Spottswood for The Library of Congress, Archive of Folk Culture
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Library of Congress LBC7
431978Blues Is Killing Me
14 Rare Performances

Leroy Foster
- Blues Is Killin' Me
Robert Lockwood
- Dust My Broom
Grace Brim
- Man Around My Door
Floyd Jones
- Big World

J.B. Lenoir
- How Much More
Moody Jones
- Please Somebody
Harry Brooks
- Black Mare

"poss. Elgin Evans" [real name: Elga Edmonds]
- Ethel Bea
Eddie Boyd
- Hard Headed Woman
Sunnyland Slim
- The Devil Is A Busy Man
B.B. King
- Recession Blues
John & Grace Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow
Memphis Minnie and Her Combo
- World Of Trouble
Percy Parham
- Just A Mouse


notes by Pete Welding
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Juke Joint 1501
441978goin' to chicago blues! 1949 - 1957

Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Aw Aw Baby
- Sweet Woman
L. C. McKinley
- Blue Evening Blues

J.B. Lenoir
- In The Evening
- Please Don't Go Away
Forest City Joe
- Ash Street Boogie

Willie Mabon
- It's Gonna Hurt You (F 577)
- Got To Find My Baby (F 578)
Robert Jenkins Trio
- Steelin' Boogie pt. 1 (Parkway 103)
- Steelin' Boogie pt. 2 (Parkway 103)
Sunnyland Slim
- Back To Korea (Sunny 101)
- It's All Over Now (Sunny 101)


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Negro Rhythm Records 107
[George Paulus label]

BU 130/26

451979Vivian & Jimmy's Blues Showcase

Willie Cobbs
- You Don't Love Me [Vee Jay 411]
- You're So Hard To Please [Vee Jay 411]
- Lonely Boy [Pure Gold 302, remastered by Vee Jay]
Christine Kittrell
- Sittin' & Drinkin' [Vee Jay 399]
- I'm A Woman [Vee Jay 444]
- It's Nobody's Fault [Vee Jay 444]

J.B. Lenoir
- Do What I Say [Vee Jay 352]

J.B. Lenoir
- Oh Baby [Vee Jay 352]
Snooky Pryor
- Someone To Love Me [Vee Jay 215]
- You Tried To Ruin Me [Vee Jay unissued]
- Judgment Day [Vee Jay 215]
Floyd Jones
- Schooldays (On My Mind) [Vee Jay 111]
- Ain't Times Hard [Vee Jay 111]
- Any Old Lonesome Day [Vee Jay 126]


Snooky Pryor discography

Floyd Jones discography

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Teichiku ULS-1913-JY (Jp)
461980J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie - The Tay May Club
The Job series Vol. 2

- Let's Roll (tk. 2) [JOB 112]
- People Are Meddling (In Our Affairs) [JOB 112]
- I Have Married
- I'll Die Tryin' [JOB 1016]
- The Mountain [JOB 1008]
- How Much More [JOB 1008]
- Let's Roll (tk. 1)

- The Mojo (tk. 1)
- Slow Down Woman
- I Want My Baby [JOB 1016]
- How Can I Leave [JOB 1012]
- Play A Little While [JOB 1102]
- Louise [JOB 1102]
- The Mojo (tk. 4) [JOB 1012]
notes by Mike Rowe
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Flyright 564

Flyright discography

471980Sunnyland Slim
The Job series Vol. 4

- You've Got To Stop
- Glad I Don't Worry
- Down Home Child
- Sunny Land Special
- Leaving Your Town
- Harp Instrumental
- Over Night

- Slow Down Woman (J.B. Lenoir)
- I Want My Baby (J.B. Lenoir)
- When I Was Young
- Bassology
- Worried About My Baby
- Livin' In The White House
- Please Don't
- That Woman
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Flyright FLY 566

Flyright discography

481980The First Blues Sampler

Louisiana Red & Sunnyland Slim Blues Band
- Chicago, Glad To Be Back Home

J.B. Lenoir
- I Feel So Good L+R 42.001
The Eddie Taylor Blues Band + Carey Bell
- Wreck On 83 Highway
Willie Dixon with Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim
- My Babe
Eddie Boyd with Buddy Guy a.o.
- Blue Monday Blues
Eunice Davis with Wasboard Doc, Lucky & Flash a.o.
- Rock Little Daddy

Hubert Sumlin & Carey Bell
- Brought Up The Hard Way
Willie Mabon with Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor a.o.
- Monday Woman
Wasboard Doc, Lucky & Flash; guest Lousiana Red
- Early One Morning
Philadelphia Jerry Ricks & Oscar Klein
- Levee Woman
Sunnyland Slim Blues Band; guest Carey Bell
- Tired Of Travelling
Lousiana Red
- Witchcraft Blues


tracks from other L+R LPs, and unissued takes
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L+R 42.006 (Germany 1980)

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= L+R 30 888 2
(Germany 1980) "Blues
Meeting"
(Club Edition)

L+R discography

491981Chicago Blues - A Quarter Century

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


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



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

J.B. Lenoir
- Let It Roll
John Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow


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



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


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



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


Sing The Way I Feel
Koko Taylor
- Honky Tonky
Big Moose
- Rambling Woman
- Foot Race
Big Mac
- Rough Dried Woman
Detroit Jr.
- The Way I Feel
- Call My Job
Bobby Rush
- I Don't Know
Buster Benton
- Money Is The Name Of The Game
4 LP set
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P-Vine PLP-9022-9025 (Jp)
501981Chicago Blues Session Before Sunrise

Buddy Guy
- This Is The End (take 4, 5, 6 & 7)
- You Sure Can't Do (rehearsal & take 5, 6 & 7)
Charles Clark & Sonny Boy
- Row Your Boat (take A + B)

Koko Taylor
- Like Heaven To Me (track 6)
- Honkey Tonky (track 9 & 10)

J.B. Lenore
- I Sing 'um The Way I Feel
- I Feel So Good
Jesse Fortune
- Heavy Heart Beat
- You Got A Good Thing
- God's Gift To Man
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P-Vine PLP-9026
511981J.B. Lenoir: Gonna Give You Good Advice
Blues Roots Vol. 18

- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Carrie Lee
- I've Been Down So Long
- Give Me One More Shot
- Korea Blues
- I'm In Korea
- Voodoo Boogie

- Don't Touch My Head
- What Have I Done
- Eisenhower Blues
- Everybody Wants To Know
- We Can't Go On This Way
- Don't Dog Your Woman
- Mama What About Your Daughter

series compiled by Manfred Miller & Wolfgang Michels
notes by Manfred Miller
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Teldec/Chess 6.24808 AG
(Germany 1981)
521982Down Home Chicago Blues
Black Music in the 1950s Volume 5
Presenting the historic Parkway Session, 1950

Baby Face Leroy with Little Walter & Muddy Waters
- I Just Keep Loving Her *
- Just Keep Loving Her *
- Boll Weavil *
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - part 1 [- part 2] *
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - part 2 [- part 1] *
- Red Headed Woman *
- Moonshine Blues *

- Muskadine Blues *
- Bad Acting Woman *

J.B. Lenoir with Sunnyland Slim
- I Wanna Play A Little While #
- Louise #
- People Are Meddlin' (In Our Affairs) #
Sunnyland Slim
- I Done You Wrong []
- Low Down Sunnyland Train []

* rec. January 1950 in Chicago for Monroe Passis' Parkway label; Baby Face Leroy Foster, voc, dr; Little Walter, g, voc; Muddy Waters, g, voc

# JOB recordings; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p
[] rec. for Regal; Sunnyland Slim, voc, p
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Delmark / P-Vine PLP-9038

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= Delmark / P-Vine PLP-364
"The Blues World of
Little Walter"

notes by Jim O'Neal
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= Delmark DL 648 (1984)
"The Blues World of
Little Walter"

notes by Jim O'Neal
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= Delmark DD 648 (1993)
"The Blues World of
Little Walter"

("from original masters,
digitally restored")

www.delmark.com

531983J.B. Lenoir: A Memoir For Lenoir

- Carrie Lee
- Korea Blues
- I'm In Korea
- Eisenhower Blues
- Man Watch Your Woman
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Sitting Down Thinking

- Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me
- Give Me One More Shot
- What Have I Done
- We Can't Go On This Way
- Fine Girls
- J.B.'s Rock
- If You Love Me


- Natural Man
- Everybody Wants To Know
- Don't Dog Your Woman
- Let Me Die With The One I Love
- If I Give My Love To You
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Don't Touch My Head
- When I'm Drinkin'

- I've Been Down So Long
- Mama, What About Your Daughter
- Five Years
- Daddy Talk To Your Son
- I Don't Know
- Good Looking Woman
- Voodoo Boogie
DLP
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P-Vine PLP 824 / 825 (Jp)
541983Out Of Bad Luck

Magic Sam
- Out Of Bad Luck
- Every Night About This Time
Koko Taylor
- It's Like Heaven To Me
- Honky Tonky

J.B. Lenoir
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel [USA inc. alt. tk.]
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel [USA alt. tk.]
- Feel So Good [USA inc. alt. tk.]
Jesse Fortune
- Heavy Heart Beat (2 takes)
- Good Things
- Too Many Cooks
Magic Sam
- Blue Light Boogie
Homesick James
- Baby's Sweet
A.C. Reed
- I'd Rather Fight Than Switch
Ricky Allen
- Ouch!
notes by Alan Balfour



Flyright FLY 590 (UK)

Flyright discography

54a1983Chess Masters - Chicago Blues

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


J B Lenoir - Eisenhower Blues
J B Lenoir - Sitting Down Thinking
John Brim - It Was A Dream
Henry Gray - I Declare That Ain't Right
Henry Gray - Matchbox Blues
John Brim - Lifetime Baby


Otis Spann - It Must Have Been The Devil
Otis Spann - Five Spot
John Brim - Go Away
John Brim - That Ain't Right
Jimmy Rogers - You're The One
Jimmy Rogers - If It Ain't Me

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


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



Chess CXMD 4013 (UK)
551986J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings

- Fox Squirrel []   @ Spotify
- I Feel So Good []   @ Spotify
- One Of These Mornings (= Oh Captain) [] #   @ Spotify
- Mumble Low [] #   @ Spotify
- When My Left Eye Jumps [] #   @ Spotify
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter []   @ Spotify
- My Mamma Told Me (= Need Somebody's Help) []   @ Spotify
- Alabama Blues $   @ Spotify
- God's Word $   @ Spotify
- The Whale $ #   @ Spotify
- Remove This Rope $   @ Spotify

[] rec. autumn 1962 in Chicago by Willie Dixon; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; # Willie Dixon, additional voc

$ prob. rec. March 5, 1965 in Chicago, IL; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Freddie Below, dr; # Willie Dixon, additional voc
notes by John Stedman
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JSP 1105
5a1987The Best of Chess Blues   Volume One

- Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
- Black Angel Blues (Sweet Black Angel) - Robert Nighthawk
- 24 Hours - Eddie Boyd and His Chess Men
- Seventh Son - Willie Mabon
- Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulsom
- (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Juke - Little Walter & His Night Cats

- Eisenhower Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers
- Don't Start Me Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) - Little Walter


compiled by Andy McKaie



Chess CHD-31315
561988J.B. Lenoir: The Parrot Sessions 1954-55
Vintage Chicago Blues

- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Eisenhower Blues
- I Lost My Baby
- Give Me One More Shot
- Man, Watch Your Woman
- I'm In Korea

- I'm Gonna Die Someday
- What Have I Done?
- Fine Girls
- We've Both Got To Realize
- Eisenhower Blues
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Mama Your Daughter's Going to Miss Me
notes by Dick Shurman

Relic LP 8017

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= Relic CD 7020 (1994)

571989J.B. Lenoir: I Don't Know

- I've Been Down For So Long
- Don't Touch My Head
- Eisenhower Blues
- What Have I Done
- Mama Your Daughter's Going To Miss Me
- Everybody Wants To Know
- Give Me One More Shot
- We Can't Go On This Way
- If You Loved Me
- When I Am Drinking
- J.B.'s Rock
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Man Watch Your Woman
- Daddy Talk To Your Son
- I Don't Know
- Voodoo Boogie
- Good Looking Woman
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Vogue CD 670406 (Fr)
581989J.B. Lenoir: His JOB Recordings 1951-1954

- Let's Roll [Take 2]
- People Are Meddling (In Our Affairs)
- I Have Married
- I'll Die Tryin'
- The Mountain
- How Much More
- Let's Roll [Take 1]
- The Mojo Boogie [Take 1]
- Slow Down Woman [Take 1]
- I Want My Baby [Take 1]
- How Can I Leave
- Play A Little While
- Louise
- The Mojo Boogie [Take 4]
- Slow Down Woman [Take 2]
- I Want My Baby [Take 4]
- When I Was Young
- Bassology
- Worried About My Baby
- Livin' In The White House
- Please Don't
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Flyright FLYCD 4 (UK)

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= Paula CD 4 (US 1990)

The JOB label

Flyright discography

591989J.B. Lenoir: Fine Blues

- Deep In Debt Blues [Chess 1463]
- My Baby Told Me [Chess 1449]
- In The Evening [Negro Rhythm 107]
- Please Don't Go Away [Negro Rhythm 107]
- Fine Girls [Parrot 821]
- I Lost My Baby [Parrot 821]
- Daddy Talk To Your Son [Checker 901]
- She Don't Know [Checker 901]

- Back Door [Shad 5012]
- Lou Ella [Shad 5012]
- Oh Baby [VeeJay 352]
- Do What I Say [VeeJay 352]
- Move To Kansas City [Decca 4664]
- I Been Down So Long [Decca 4664]
- Mojo Boogie [Blue Horizon 45-1004]
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say [Blue Horizon 45-1004]
- Oh Baby (alt tk) [Python 25]
notes by Terry Ohmer



Official 6049 (Dk)
601991The Way I Feel

Homesick James
- Crossroads
Jesse Fortune
- Heavy Heart Beat
Detroit Junior
- Call My Job

J.B.Lenoir
- I Feel So Good
Jesse Fortune
- Good Things
Homesick James
- My Baby's Sweet
Andrew Brown
- You Better Stop
Harold Burrage
- I Cry For You
Willie Mabon
- Somebody Got To Pay
Jesse Fortune
- Too Many Cooks
T.V.Slim
- You Can't Love Me
Detroit Junior
- The Way I Feel
Willie Mabon
- Some More
Koko Taylor
- Honky Tonk
Willie Mabon
- Mew Orleans Blues
Big Moose
- Rambling Woman
Fenton Robinson
- Say You're Leavin'
Lillian Offitt
- Oh Mama
Mighty Joe Young
- Hard Times
Willie Mabon
- Something For Nothing
- Some Time I Wonder

Flyright FLYCD 43


= Paula PCD-23 (US)

611992J.B. Lenoir: 1951 / 1958

- Mama What About Your Daughter
- We Can't Go On This Way
- Give Me One More Shot
- Everybody Wants To Know
- J.B.'s Rock
- If You Love Me
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Don't Touch My Head
- When I Am Drinking
- I've Been Down So Long
- Five Years
- Daddy Don't Talk To Your Son
- I Don't Know
- Good Looking Woman
- Voodoo Boogie
- Carrie Lee
- Korea Blues
- Eisenhower Blues
- Man, Watch Your Woman
- I'm In Korea
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Don't Dog Your Woman
- Natural Man
- If I Give My Love To You
- Let Me Die With The One I Love
- Mama Your Daughter's Going To Miss Me
- What Have I Done?
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New Rose CD 5117
621992J.B. Lenoir: The Topical Bluesman: From Korea To Vietnam
[common misconception: "The Tropical Bluesman"]

- Natural Man
- When I'm Drinking
- Back Door
- Lou Ella
- Mojo Boogie
- Lay Down Dirty Shame
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say [Blue Horizon 45-1004]
- Move To Kansas City
- I Been Down So Long
- Man Watch Your Woman
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Alabama Blues
- Eisenhower Blues
- I'm In Korea
- Carrie Lee
- Korea Blues
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Let's Roll
- JB's Rock
- I'll Die Trying
- How Much More
- Don't Touch My Head
- Voodoo Boogie
- Everybody Crying About Vietnam
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Blues Encore CD 52017 (It)
631993J.B. Lenoir: Mama, Watch Your Daughter
Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 47

- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Man Watch Your Woman
- Eisenhower Blues
- If You Love Me
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Mama Your Daughter's Going
- To Miss Me
- What Have I Done
- We Can't Go On This Way
- Give Me ONe More Shot
- Everybody Wants To Know
- J.B.'s Rock
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- Don't Touch My Head
- When I'm Drinking
- I've Been Down For So Long
- Daddy Talk To Your Son
- I Don't Know
- Voodoo Boogie
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Charly CDBM 47
641993J.B. Lenoir: Eisenhauer Blues
The Blues Collecion

- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Men Watch Your Woman
- Eisenhower Blues
- If You Love Me
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me
- What Have I Done
- We Cant Go On This Way
- Give Me One More Shot
- Everybody Wants To Know
- J B Rock
- Long Down Dirty Shame
- Dont Touch My Head
- When I Am Drinking
- I've Been Down For So Long
- Daddy Talk To Your Son
- I Dont Know
- Good Looking Woman
- Voodoo Boogie

series edited by Tony Russell
notes by Neil Slaven
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Orbis BLU NC 034
651994Lost Blues Tapes Vol. 1
American Folk Blues Festival 1963-65

- Della Mae - John Lee Hooker
- Hound Dog - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton
- Captain Captain - Muddy Waters
- I Got To Cut Out - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Blues Harp Shuffle - 'Big' Walter Horton
- Strong Brain Broad Mind - Willie Dixon
- Big Leg Woman - Willie Dixon
- You Got Me Runnin' - Sugar Pie Desanto
- South Side Jump - Buddy Guy

- If I Get Lucky - J.B. Lenoir
- Got A Letter This Morning - 'Mississippi' Fred McDowell
- Sail On - Roosevelt Sykes
- Memphis Boogie - Memphis Slim
- Your Best Friend's Gone - John Estes & Hammie Nixon
- Farewell Baby - Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Della Mae - John Lee Hooker
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ACT CD 9204
65a1995J.B. Lenoir: Vietnam Blues
The Complete L+R Recording

- Alabama Blues
- Mojo Boogie
- God's Word
- The Whale Has Swallowed Me
- Move This Rope
- I Feel So Good
- Alabama March
- Talk To Your Daughter
- Mississippi Road
- Good Advice
- Vietnam Blues
- I Want To Go
- Down in Mississippi
- Slow Down Woman
- If I Get Lucky
- Shot On James Meredith
- Round And Round
- Voodoo Music
- Born Dead
- Leaving Here
- Vietnam Blues
- How Much More
- Tax Payin' Blues
- Feelin' Good
notes by Jonny Meister
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Evidence CD 26068
re-release of
"Alabama Blues" and
"Down In Mississippi"
65b1995Ain'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)
661996J.B. Lenoir: Blues Classics

- Down In Mississippi
- Alabama Blues
- Feelin' Good
- If I Get Lucky
- Mississippi Road
- The Mojo Boogie
- Born Dead
- Talk To Your Daughter
- Move This Rope
- Slow Down
- Shot On Meredith
- Voodoo Music
- Leaving Here
- Vietnam Blues
- Tax Payin' Blues
- How Much More
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Bellaphon CDLR 82001
671996Uncle Sam Blues

- Army Blues - Bukka White
- G.I. Blues - Lightnin' Slim
- Red's Dream - Louisiana Red

- Vietnam Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- Stormy Desert - Cooper Terry
- Overseas Blues - Memphis Willie Borum
- Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man - Snooky Pryor
- Back To Korea Blues - Sunnyland Slim
- Vietcong Blues - Junior Wells
- Million Lonesome Women - Brownie McGhee
- '41 Blues - Dr. Clayton
- Pearl Harbour Blues - Dr. Clayton
- Give Me A 32-30 - Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- Win The War Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- The Army Blues - David Edwards
- Atomic Bomb Blues - Homer Harris
- So Cold In Vietnam - Johnny Shines
- Sad News From Korea - Lightnin' Hopkins



Blues Encore CD 52043
67a1997The Blue Horizon Story 1965-1970 Vol. 1

disc 1 - The Pre-CBS Years:
- Across The Board - Hubert Sumlin
- Sumlin Boogie - Hubert Sumlin
- Baby You Just Don't Know - Woodrow Adams with Boogie Blues Blasters
- Winehead Woman - Woodrow Adams with Boogie Blues Blasters
- Christmas Time (Part 1) - Jimmy McCracklin

- Mojo Boogie - J.B. Lenore [Blue Horizon 45-1004]
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say - J.B. Lenore [Blue Horizon 45-1004]
- Mean Old World - Doctor Isaiah Ross
- Someone To Love Me - T.S. McPhee
- I Feel So Good - Jo Ann Kelly
- Good Morning Baby - Drifting Slim
- My Sweet Woman - Drifting Sli
- Lonely Years - John Mayall & Eric Clapton
- Bernard Jenkins - John Mayall & Eric Clapton
- Superintendent Blues - Houston Boines
- Monkey Motion - Houston Boines
- Can't Quit You Baby - Savoy Brown's Blues Band
- Get Your Head Happy - Champion Jack Dupree with T.S. McPhee
- Talk All In My Sleep - Champion Jack Dupree with T.S. McPhee
- Hot Rock - Stone's Masonry
- Christine - Hound Dog Taylor
- Come Back - 'Little' Mack Simmons & His Boys
- My Walking Blues - 'Little' Mack Simmon And His Boys
- It's So Miserable To Be Alone - Eddie Boyd (with Peter Green and John McVie)
- Empty Arms - Eddie Boyd (with Peter Green and John McVie)

disc 2 - The CBS Years - part One:
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
- Warning - Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation
- When My Left Eye Jumps - The Chicken Shack Featuring Stan Webb (with Christine Perfect)
- She Drives Me Out Of My Mind - Arthur K. Adams
- The Big Boat - Eddie Boyd (with Peter Green and John McVie)
- Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
- Prison Bound Blues - Roosevelt Holts
- Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
- How Am I Doing - Champion Jack Dupree with Stan Webb
- Can't Do Me No Good - Otis Spann
- The Woman I Love - B.B. King
- You Don't Have To Go - Curtis Jones
- Albatross [instrumental] - Fleetwood Mac
- Since My Baby Hit The Numbers - Guitar Crusher Jimmy Spruill O
- Next Time You See Me - Garfield Love Jimmy Spruill Orchestra
- Solid Gold - Johnny Shines
- Layin' In My Cell, Sleepin' - Sunnyland Slim
- It's Hard But It's Fair - Bobby Parker
- I Couldn't Quit My Baby - Bobby Parker
- Stumbling Block - Champion Jack Dupree
- I'd Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack (with Christine Perfect)
- Temperature Is Rising (98.8) - Otis Spann With Fleetwood Mac
- All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush And His Band

disc 3 - The CBS Years - part Two:
- Everything Gonna Be Alright - Magic Sam
- Hideaway - Chicken Shack
- My Baby's Gone - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards (with Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood)
- Mandy Lee - Coyne Clague
- Too Long - Gordon Smith
- You Don't Know My Mind - Mississippi Joe Callicott
- Judge Harsh Blues - Furry Lewis
- Drifting Blues - Bukka White
- Southern Train - Larry Johnson
- Tears In The Wind - Chicken Shack
- I'm Gonna Wind Up Ending Up Or I'm Gonna End Up Winding Up With You - Duster Bennett
- She Wants To Rock 'N' Roll - Harmonica Slim
- Moaning And Groaning - Johnny Young
- Someday Your Gonna Learn (To Treat Me Right) - George Smith
- Ridin' The Blinds - Top Topham
- Boom Boom (Out Goes The Lights) - Bacon Fat
- Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - Jellybread
- Crazy 'Bout You Baby - Christine Perfect
- Voodoo Rhythym - Key Largo
- I Want You To Love Me - Duster Bennett
- I'm Gonna Leave You - Martha Velez
- Blues Feeling - Bacon Fat

3 CD set
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Columbia 488992-2
682002J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie

- Let's Roll [Take 2]
- People Are Meddling In Our Affairs
- (I Wanna) Play A Little While
- Louise
- How Much More
- The Mountain
- I Have Married
- I'll Die Tryin'
- The Mojo [Take 4]
- How Can I Leave
- Want My Baby [Take 4]
- Slow Down Woman [Take 2]
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel
- I Feel So Good
- Let's Roll [Take 1]
- The Mojo [Take 1]
- I Want My Baby [Take 1]
- Slow Down Woman [Take 1]
- I Sing Um The Way I Feel [Take 18]
- I Feel So Good [Take 21]
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Fuel 2000 CD 61182
692002Rough Treatment: The J.O.B. Records Story

disc 1
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- Late Hours At Midnight - Babyface Leroy
- Pet Rabbit - Babyface Leroy

- How Much More - J.B. Lenoir
- Mojo - J.B. Lenoir
- Boogie Fool - Snooky Pryor
- Crying Shame - Snooky Pryor
- Boogie Twist - Snooky Pryor
- Rough Treatment - Little Hudson
- Don't Hand Around - Little Hudson
- Sweet Woman From Maine - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Dust My Broom - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Dark Road - Floyd Jones
- Skinny Mama - Floyd Jones
- Kissing In The Dark - Memphis Minnie
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
- Hard Pill To Swallow - John Brim
- Glad I Don't Worry No More - Fat Man
- Please Somebody - Moody Jones
- Keep Drinkin' - Little Brother Montgomery
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie - John Lee
- Man Around My Door - Grace Brim
- Down Home Child - Sunnyland Slim
- Ethel Bea - Little Son Joe
- Ramblin' - Johnny Shines
- Goin' Back To Memphis - Ernest Cotton


disc 2
- Aw Aw Baby - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Pearly B - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Leaving Your Town - Sunnyland Slim
- Overnight - Sunnyland Slim
- Trouble In The Morning - John Brim
- You've Got To Stop This Mess - Fat Man
- Eighty Nine Ten - Snooky Pryor
- Raising Sand - Snooky Pryor
- Things Going So Tough With Me - Little Hudson
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson

- Play A Little While - J.B. Lenoir
- People Are Meddling - J.B. Lenoir
- Knockin' On Lula's Mae's Door - John Lee
- Big World - Floyd Jones
- On The Road Again - Floyd Jones
- Brutal Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines
- Cool Driver - Johnny Shines
- Hospitality Blues - Grace Brim
- Louella - Babyface Leroy
- Blues Is Killing Me - Babyface Leroy
- Blue Coat Man - Eddie Boyd
- Little Too Late - Little Son Joe
- Why Should I Worry - Moody Jones
- Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- World Of Trouble - Memphis Minnie
- Drinking Woman - John Brim
- Uh'm Beautiful - Ernest Cotton
2 CD set

Westside CD WESD 233
69a2002The USA Records Blues Story

- Figure Head - Lonnie Brooks
- The Duck Walk - Eddy Clearwater
- Some Time I Wonder - Willie Mabon
- From My Heart - Fenton Robinson
- Going Or Coming - Ricky Allen
- Forget It - Jimmy Burns
- It's Bad To Make A Woman Mad - Detroit Junior
- You Better Stop - Andrew Brown
- Hard Times (Follow Me) - Mighty Joe Young
- Like Heaven To Me - Koko Taylor

- I Feel So Good - J.B. Lenoir
- I'd Rather Fight Than Switch - A.C. Reed
- Just Got Some - Willie Mabon
- Too Many Cooks - Jesse Fortune
- Crossroads - Homesick James
- I Have Made A Change - Ricky Allen
- She's A Sweet One - Junior Wells
- Through All Your Faults - Jimmy Burns
- Call My Job - Detroit Junior
- Momee, Momee - Eddy Clearwater
- Something Can Go Wrong - Andrew Brown
- I'm Not Going Home - Lonnie Brooks
- Say You're Leavin' - Fenton Robinson
- My Baby's Sweet - Homesick James
- Honky Tonky - Koko Taylor
- Good Things - Jesse Fortune


compiled by Bill Dahl
notes by Bill Dahl

Fuel 2000 CD 061209

= Varese Sarabande

69b2003J.B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63
18 Classic Tracks

- Harlem Can't Be Heaven (Sunnyland Slim)
- I Want To Know (Lenoir)
- It's You Baby (Sunnyland Slim / Lenoir / John Lee Granderson)
- Brown Skin Woman (Sunnyland Slim / Lenoir)
- Lend Me Your Love (Sunnyland Slim / Oden, St. Louis Jimmy)
- J.B.'s Harp-Rack Blues (Lenoir)
- Piney Brown Blues (Sunnyland Slim / Lenoir)
- For You, My Love (Sunnyland Slim / Lenoir)
- My Dear Old Mother (Oden)
- I Had My Trouble (Lenoir)
- J.L.'s Blues (Granderson, John Lee / Mike Bloomfield)
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright ( Granderson, John Lee / Mike Bloomfield)
- That's All Right (Granderson, John Lee / Mike Bloomfield)

- Louise (Lenoir / Sunnyland Slim)
- Mojo Boogie (Lenoir / Sunnyland Slim)
- The Devil Is A Busy Man (Sunnyland Slim / Lenoir)
- Worried Life Blues (Sunnyland Slim)
- Sunnyland Blues (Sunnyland Slim)


rec. July 9, 1963 at Nina's Lounge in Chicago by Norman Dayron; J.B. Lenoir, voc, g, hca; Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; John Lee Granderson, voc, g; Mike Bloomfield, acoustic g; St. Louis Jimmy Oden, hca

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Fuel 2000 CD 061300
702003J.B. Lenoir: One Of These Mornings

- Fox Squirrel *
- I Feel So Good *
- One Of These Mornings (= Oh Captain) *
- Mumble Low *
- When My Left Eye Jumps *
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter *
- My Mamma Told Me (= Need Somebody's Help) *
- Alabama Blues *
- God's Word *
- The Whale *
- Remove This Rope *
- I Feel So Good (live)   @ Spotify
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter   @ Spotify
- My Name Is J B Lenoir   @ Spotify
- I Want The Whole World To Know   @ Spotify
- Alabama March   @ Spotify

J.B. Lenoir, voc, g; Fred Below, dr; Willie Dixon, additional voc

* previously on JSP 1105 (1986)
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JSP CD 2154
712003J.B. Lenoir: Passionate Blues

- Alabama Blues
- The Mojo Boogie
- God's Word
- The Whale Has Swallowed
- Move This Rope
- I Feel So Good
- Alabama March
- Talk To Your Daughter
- Mississippi Road
- Good Advice
- Vietnam
- I Want To Go
- Down In Mississippi
- If I Get Lucky
- Born Dead
- Feelin' Good
- Slow Down
- Shot On Meredith
- Leavin' Here
- Vietnam Blues
- Tax Payin' Blues
- How Much More
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Bellaphon CDLR 720527
722003Martin Scorsese presents
J.B. Lenoir


- Eisenhower Blues
- Korea Blues
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Sitting Down Thinking
- Give Me One More Shot
- Natural Man
- Don't Dog Your Woman
- Low Down Dirty Shame
- If You Love Me
- Don't Touch My Head
- Mama, What About Your Daughter
- When I Am Drinking
- Five Years
- Good Looking Woman
- Voodoo Boogie
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Chess CHEB61702.2
722003The Soul Of A Man
(soundtrack to Wim Wenders film)

- Vietnam Blues (Cassandra Wilson)
- Down In Mississippi (Eagle-Eye Cherry, Vernon Reid And James 'Blood' Ulmer)
- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Lucinda Williams)
- Look Down The Road (Lou Reed)

- I Feel So Good (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
- Slow Down (Cassandra Wilson)
- Don't Dog Your Woman (T-Bone Burnett)
- Voodoo Music (Los Lobos)
- The Death Of J.B. Lenoir (John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers)
- Alabama Blues (J.B. Lenoir)
- God's Word (Shemekia Copeland)
- Illinois Blues (Alvin Youngblood Hart)
- I'm So Glad (Beck)
- Special Rider Blues (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Marc Ribot)
- Devil Got My Woman (Bonnie Raitt)
- Crow Jane (Skip James)
- Washington, D.C. Hospital Blues (Garland Jeffreys)
- Soul Of A Man (Blind Willie Johnson)
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Lou Reed)

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Hip-O Records
www.hip-o.com
72a2003Chicago Blues Down-Homers Vol. 2
The J.O.B. Recordings 1950's

J.B. Lenoir
- Let's Roll
- I Have Married
- The Mountain
- I'll Die Tryin'
- How Much More
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
- World Of Trouble
- I Love Again
- What A Night
Little Son Joe
- Ethel Bea
- I'd Write A Letter (A Little Too Late)
Little Hudson
- Rough Treatment
- I'm Looking For A Woman
- Things Going To Tough With Me
- Don't Hang Around
- Shake It Baby
J.T. Brown
- My Gal Went Away
- Soup Line
- Short Dresses

J.B. Lenoir
- The Mojo
- Slow Down Woman
- I Want My Baby
- How Can I Leave

P-Vine PCD 24113
732004The Truman and Eisenhower Blues

- Josh White - The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around
- Jack Dupree - May God Bless Our New President!
- Cousin Joe - Post War Future Blues
- Smokey Hogg - High Priced Meat
- Jack McVea - Inflation Blues
- Willie Borum - Overseas Blues
- Golden Gate Quartet - Atom And Evil
- Pilgrim Travelers - Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb
- Josh White - Free And Equal Blues
- Andrew Tibbs - Bilbo Is Dead
- Tommie Jenkins - Freedom Choo Choo Blues
- Royal Harmonaires - Henry Wallace Is The Man
- Harmon Ray - President's Blues
- Gospel Pilgrims - I'm So Grateful To The N.A.A.C.P.
- Echoes Of Zion - Keep Still
- Louis Jordan - Jordan For President
- Homesick James - Wartime
- Max Bailey - Drive Soldiers Drive
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe - There's Peace In Korea
- Bobo Jenkins - Democrat Blues
- Memphis Slim - Four Years Of Torment

- J.B. Lenoir - Eisenhower Blues
- Dizzy Dixon - Soup Line
- Tommy Dean - Recession
- Chris Kenner - Rocket To The Moon
- Brother Will Hairston - The Alabama Bus parts 1 & 2
notes by Guido van Rijn



Agram ABCD 2018
742005The Chronological J.B. Lenoir 1951 - 1954

- Deep In Debt Blues
- Carrie Lee
- My Baby Told Me
- Korea Blues
- Play A Little While
- Louise
- Let's Roll
- People Are Meddling
- I Have Married
- The Mountain
- I'll Die Tryin'
- How Much More
- The Mojo
- Slow Down Woman
- I Want My Baby
- How Can I Leave
- I'm In Korea
- Eisenhower Blues
- Tax Paying Blues
- Mamma Talk To Your Daughter
- Man Watch Your Woman
- Sitting Down Thinking
- I'm Gonna Die Someday (I Must Die)
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Classics CD 5128 (Fr)
752005The Chronological J.B. Lenoir 1955 - 1956

- Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me
- What I Have Done
- We've Got Both To Realise
- Give Me One More Shot
- Fine Girls
- I Lost My Baby
- Natural Man
- Don't Dog Your Woman
- Let Me Die With The One I Love
- If I Give My Love To You ?
- Lowdown Dirty Shame
- Everybody Wants To Know
- If You Love Me
- J.B.'s Rock
- Don't Touch My Head !!
- When I Am Drinking
- I've Bee Down So Long
- What About Your Daughter ?
- 5 Years
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Classics CD 5184 (Fr)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

sources / further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 316-317
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 631-632
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/j/lenore.htm
- http://www.kiwi-us.com/~slim//lenoir.html
- http://home.no.net/bluesman/Hjemmeside/jb.htm
- diverse other internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour, Flemming Nielsen, Paul Vernon and Lex Jansen for additional info / scans

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J.B.  L E N O I R's burial service; source: Back cover of Crusade LP 24-4011   J.B.  L E N O I R's burial service; source: Back cover of Crusade LP 24-4011
J.B. Lenoir's burial service     source: Back cover of Crusade LP 24-4011

 

J.B.  L E N O I R's grave at Salem Church Cemetery, Monticello, MS; source: http://www.deadbluesguys.com/dbgtour/lenoir_j_b.htm
J.B. Lenoir's grave at Salem Church Cemetery, Monticello, MS
source: http://www.deadbluesguys.com/dbgtour/lenoir_j_b.htm

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