P A P A   G E O R G E   L I G H T F O O T; from front cover of Liberty LBS 83353
'Papa George'
Lightfoot
Alexander Lightfoot
b. March 2, 1924 in Natchez, Mississippi
d. November 28, 1971 in Natchez, Mississippi

discography
P A P A   G E O R G E   L I G H T F O O T; source: Harris 1987, p. 328; photographer: Steve LaVere; click to enlarge !
source: Harris 1987, p. 328; photographer: Steve LaVere

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

Papa George Lightfoot 78 rpm / 45 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11949Silver Cooks & The Gondoliers

- Mr. Ticket Agent (ACA 1314)   @ Spotify
- Coming Back Home (ACA 1315)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx; John 'Silver' Cooks, voc, dr; Papa Lightfoot, hca; Tommy Ridgley, p; Edgar Blanchard, g; b

Peacock 1510
  


- Sail Boat On The Ocean (ACA 1316)
- Even Though (ACA 1317)

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx; John 'Silver' Cooks, voc, dr; Papa Lightfoot, hca; Tommy Ridgley, p; Edgar Blanchard, g; b
Peacock unissued
   

- Papa George Blues (ACA 1318)
- Lightfoot Boogie (ACA 1319)

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx; Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; Tommy Ridgley, p; Edgar Blanchard, g; John 'Silver' Cooks, dr

Peacock 1511
(withdrawn)
21949Edgar Blanchard & The Gondoliers

- Creole Gal Blues (ACA 1312) #   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- She'll Be Mine After Awhile(ACA 1313)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. 1949 in Houston, Tx; Edgar Blanchard, voc, g; # Papa Lightfoot, hca; Tommy Ridgley, p; b; John 'Silver' Cooks, dr

Peacock 1514
31950PAPA GEORGE

- Winding Ball Mama (A)
- Snake Hipping Daddy (B)

rec. 1950 in Natchez, MS; Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; J. Brown, voc, g

Natchez, MS record label owned by Jack Davis, Scott Berner, Edvent Grinnell & Rudy Goldberg

Sultan 1425
41952PAPA LIGHTFOOT, His Harmonica, and His Orchestra

- After Awhile (NO2056-9) #
- P.L. Blues (NO2059-1)   @ youtube

rec. November, 19, 1952 in New Orleans; Papa Lightfoot, hca; # Tommy Ridgley, p; Edgar Blanchard, g; John 'Silver' Cooks, dr

Aladdin 3171
51952PAPA LIGHTFOOT, His Harmonica, and His Orchestra

- Blue Lights [= After Awhile] (NO2056-9)   @ youtube
- Jumpin' With Jarvis (NO2057-1)   @ youtube

rec. November, 19, 1952 in New Orleans; Papa Lightfoot, hca; Tommy Ridgley, p; Edgar Blanchard, g; John 'Silver' Cooks, dr



Aladdin 3304
   

- Fast Jump (NO2058-1)

rec. November, 19, 1952 in New Orleans; Papa Lightfoot, hca; Edgar Blanchard, g; John 'Silver' Cooks, dr
Aladdin unissued
61953JACK DUPREE

- Walkin' Upside Your Head (K-9344-1)
- Hard Feeling (K-9346-1) *   @ youtube

rec. November 30, 1953 in New York City; Champion Jack Dupree, voc, p; * Papa Lightfoot, hca; Milton Batiste, tp; Nat Perilliat, ts; Edwin Moire, g; Charles Connor, dr



King 4695
6a1953JACK DUPREE

- Rub A Little Boogie (K-9345-1)   @ youtube
- Camille (K-9347-1)   @ youtube

rec. November 30, 1953 in New York City; Champion Jack Dupree, voc, p; Papa Lightfoot, hca; Milton Batiste, tp; Nat Perilliat, ts; Edwin Moire, g; Charles Connor, dr

King 4706
71954PAPA LIGHTFOOT

- Wine, Women, Whiskey (IM714)   @ youtube
- Mean Ol' Train (IM716)   @ youtube

rec. April 17, 1954 in New Orleans; Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; g; dr





Imperial 5289




= repro (UK 2010)

   

- When The Saints Go Marching In (IM715) *   @ youtube
- Jump The Boogie (IM717) #   @ youtube

rec. April 17, 1954 in New Orleans; Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; # p; g; dr

Imperial unissued

* Imperial LM 94001 (1968)
# Imperial LM 94006 (1968)

   

six titles

rec. c.December 1954 in Monroe, La; George Lightfoot ("Little Papa Walter"), voc, hca; ts; Fred Dunn, p; g; b; dr
Jiffy unissued
81955PAPA LIGHTFOOT WITH GUITAR RED'S ORCH.

- Wild Fire (SPL7202)   @ youtube
- Mean Old Train (SPL7101)   @ youtube

rec. February 22, 1955 in Atlanta; George Lightfoot, voc, hca; Edwin 'Guitar Red' Maire, g; b; dr



Savoy 1161
   

- My Woman Is Tired Of Me Lyin' (SPL7200)
- slow blues (SPL7103)
- slow blues (SPL710)
- Goin' To California (SPL7105)

rec. February 22, 1955 in Atlanta; George Lightfoot, voc, hca; Edwin 'Guitar Red' Maire, g; b; dr
Savoy unissued
 1956Ole Sonny Boy

- You Better Change (10274)
- Blues And Misery (10276)

rec. c.July 1956 in Nashville, Tn.; J.D. Horton, voc, hca; prob. Skippy Brooks, p; Edwin 'Guitar Red' Maire, g; Milton J. Batiste, b; Joe Butler, dr

"Ole Sonny Boy" is definitely not Papa Lightfoot

Excello 2086
9196?More Down Home Blues

Juke Boy Bonner
- Life Is A Dirty Deal [Goldband unissued] #
Good Jelly Bess
- Come And Get It [Hermitage 775]


Papa Lightfoot
- Wine, Women, Whiskey [Imperial 5289] *
Snooky Pryor
- Cryin' Shame [J.O.B. 1014]

# rec. January 6, 1960 in Lake Charles, La. by Eddie Shuler; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Guitar Joe, g; Little Brother Griffin, dr
* rec. April 17, 1954 in New Orleans; Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; g; dr

7 inch 45 rpm EP
notes by John J. Broven



Jan & Dil JR 451 (UK)
101964Living With The Blues

Savoy MG-16000 / Realm/Oriole RM 209 / CBS 52209 tracks
(source: http://www.jazzdisco.org/savoy/14000-cat/a/#mg-16000):

Brownie McGhee (g, voc), Ernie Hayes (p), Roy Gaines, Carl Lynch, Al Lucas (b), Bobby Donaldson (d)
NYC, December 22, 1958
- Living With The Blues (SBM70332)
Memphis Minnie (g, voc), Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), unknown (d)
Chicago, IL, 1950
- Kidman Blues (1217)
John Lee Hooker (g, voc), Eddie Kirkland (g), unknown (b) unknown (d)
New Jersey, 1954
- When My Wife Quit Me
Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), unknown (d), St. Louis Jimmy (voc)
Chicago, IL, 1950
- Tryin' To Change My Ways
Pee Wee Hughes (hca, voc), unknown (g), unknown (d)
New Orleans, LA, 1949
- I'm A Country Boy (1012)
Curley Weaver (g, voc) a.o. same location, date
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More

Sunnyland Slim (p, voc), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (d), unknown (ts)
Chicago, IL, April 19, 1949? or 1951
- Orphan Boy Blues (R1513)
Dennis McMillon (g, voc)
Linden, NJ, 1950
- Poor Little Angel (AM1056)
Frank Edwards (voc, g, hca), Curley Weaver, g ("Atlanta, GA, 1950")
- Gotta Get A Gettin' [actually "Gotta Get Together"] [Regal unissued]
Peg [sic] N' Whistle Red (g, voc) (Willie McTell)
Atlanta, GA, 1949
- A To Z Blues (1267)
David Wylie (g, voc)
circa 1950???
- You're Gonna Weep And Moan (1263)

Papa Lightfoot
- That Mean Old Train

Savoy MG-16000 album cover by "Harvey"; prod. by Fred Mendelsohn

Muse MR 5212 / Tobacco Road B2537 tracks:
Frank Edwards
- Gotta Get A Gettin' [actually "Gotta Get Together"] [Regal unissued]
Pig N' Whistle Red (Willie McTell)
- A To Z Blues
Curley Weaver
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More
Dennis McMillan
- Poor Little Angel Girl
David Wylie
- You're Gonna Weep And Moan
John Lee Hooker
- When My Wife Quit Me

Memphis Minnie
- Kid Man Blues
Pee Wee Hughes
- I'm A Country Boy
Blind Billy Tate
- Cryin' In The Morning
St Louis Jimmy
- Trying To Change My Ways
Sunnyland Slim
- Orphan Boy Blues
Blind Billy Tate
- Ooh Wee Baby

reissue prepared and edited by Fred Seibert; cover photo and design by Ron Warwell; "Some compositions previously released on Savoy MG-16000"

Musidisc 30CV955 tracks:
Brownie McGhee
- Livin' With The Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Kid Man Blues
John Lee Hooker
- When My Wife Quit Me
St Louis Jimmy
- Trying To Change My Ways
Pee Wee Hughes
- I'm A Country Boy
Curley Weaver
- She Don't Treat Me Good No More

Sunnyland Slim
- Orphan Boy Blues
Dennis McMillan
- Poor Little Angel Girl
Frank Edwards
- Gotta Get A Gettin' [actually "Gotta Get Together"] [Regal unissued]
Peg [sic] n' Whistle Red (Willie McTell)
- A To Z Blues
David Wylie
- You're Gonna Weep And Moan

Papa Lightfoot
- That Mean Old Train

Musidisc 30CV955 cover photo (John Lee Hooker) by J.P. Leloir

notes by Fred Mendelsohn





Savoy MG 16000

notes by Chris Whent



= Realm/Oriole RM 209
(1964)
"Livin' With The Blues"

notes by Chris Whent



= CBS 52209
CBS Realm Jazz series
"Livin' With The Blues"

notes by Ed Salamon



= Muse MR 5212
"Cryin' In The Morning"


= Tobacco Road B/2537
(Germany 1976?)
"What Is The Thing Called
Blues?"
(American Jazz &
Blues History Vol. 37)


= Happy Bird B 90084
(Germany 1979)
"Cryin' In The Morning"


= Muse MR 5212
(Australia 1981)
"Cryin' In The Morning"



click to read liner notes !
= Musidisc 30CV955 (Fr)
"Living With The Blues"

111968Saturday Night Function - Rural Blues, Vol. 2

Papa Lightfoot
- When The Saints Go Marchin' In [Imperial unissued]
Snooks Eaglin
- Travelin' Mood
Boogie Bill Webb
- I Ain't For It
Clifton Chenier
- Country Bred
Slim Harpo
- A Man Is Crying
J.D. Edwards
- Cold In The Evening
Boozoo Chavis
- Paper In My Shoe


Papa Lightfoot
- Wine Women Whiskey [Imperial 5289]
Snooks Eaglin
- See See Rider
Boogie Bill Webb
- Love Me Mama
Clifton Chenier
- Just A Lonely Boy
Slim Harpo
- Something Inside Me
J.D. Edwards
- Crying
Boozoo Chavis
- Boozoo Stomp


Imperial LM-94001 inner gatefold

notes by Pete Welding



Imperial LM-94001 (US)

notes by Pete Welding

= Liberty LBL 83214E (UK)

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Beat Goes On BGOCD
384 (UK 1998; along with
Imperial LM-94000) "Rural
Blues, Volumes 1&2"

(remastered)

121968Down Home Stomp - Rural Blues, Vol. 3

Papa Lightfoot
- Jump The Boogie [Imperial unissued]
- Mean Ol Train [Imperial 5289]
Boogie Bill Webb
- Boogie
- Bad Dog
J.D. Edwards
- Playboy Blues
- Hobo
Lowell Fulsom
- Stormin' And Rainin'

Roosevelt Sykes
- Hush Oh Hush
- I'm Tired
Manny Nichols
- No One To Love Me
Country Jim
- Sad And Lonely
Lil' Son Jackson
- Rock And Rollin' # 2
- Sad Letter Blues


Imperial LM-94006 inner gatefold

notes by Pete Welding



Imperial LM-94006

notes by Pete Welding

= Liberty LBL 83329

notes by Pete Welding

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

131968?Story Of The Blues - Harmonica Blues -1

Walter Westbrook & His Phantom Five
- Midnight Jump [Bobbin 106, 1959]
- Bring Your Clothes Back [Bobbin 106, 1959]
Harmonica Slim
- Mary Helen [Aladdin 3317]
- Lonely Hours [Aladdin 3317]

Papa Lightfoot
- Blues Lights [sic] [Aladdin 3304, 1952]
- Jumpin' With Jarvis [Aladdin 3304, 1952]
Sammy Myers
- My Love [Is] Here To Stay [Ace 536, 1957]
- Sleeping In The Ground [Ace 536, 1957]

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Cat Hop [Trumpet 212]
- Going In Your Direction [Trumpet 216]
- Red Hot Kisses [Trumpet 216]
Little George Smith
- Telephone Blues [RPM 434]
- Blues In The Dark [RPM 434]
Ernest Lewis
- No More Lovin' [Parret 791]
- West Coast Blues [Parret 791]

Negro Art M-12-SB-362 (Fr)

Negro Art discography

141968Gutbucket
An Underworld Eruption

- Gimme Dat Harp Boy - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
- The Wall - Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
- Youíre Gonna Miss Me - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Iím Tore Down - Alexis Korner
- Still a Fool - The Groundhogs
- Dismal Swamp - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

- Wine, Women & Whisky - Papa Lightfoot

- Pony Blues - Canned Heat
- Down in Texas - The Hour Glass
- No More Dogginí - Tony McPhee
- Can Blue Men Sing the Whites - The Bonzo Dog Band
- Mamma Donít Like Me Runnin Around - Big Joe Williams
- Rolliní And Tumbliní - Jo-Anne Kelly
- Call Me Woman - Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation
click to enlarge !
Liberty LBX 3

(=) EMI 7243 8 30712 2 7 (UK 1994)

151969Papa George Lightfoot: Natchez Trace
A set of informal blues recordings by the legendary harmonica player

LP tracks:
- My Woman Is Tired Of Me Lyin'   @ youtube
- New Mean Old Train
- Love My Baby
- Goin' Down That Muddy Road

- Ah, Come On Honey
- Heard Somebody Crying
- Take It Witcha
- Nighttime [sic]   @ youtube

CD tracks:
- My Woman Is Tired Of Me Lyin'
- New Mean Old Train
- Love My Baby
- Goin' Down That Muddy Road
- Ah, Come On Honey []
- I Heard Somebody Crying
- Take It Witcha
- Nightime
- Early In The Morning
- Walkin'
- Goin' Back To Natchez
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Train Tune
- Papa George Talkin' 'Bout It

rec. July 21, 1969 at Malaco Sound Recording Studio in Jackson, Ms.; [] Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; all others: Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; Carson Whitsett, p (except "I heard Somebody ..."); Jerry Puckett, g; Don Barret (/Ron Johnson), b; Tommy Tate, dr; prod. by Steve LaVere
notes by Steve LaVere

Vault LP 130

notes by Steve LaVere



= Liberty LBS 83353
(UK 1969)

notes by Steve LaVere

= Crosscut CCR 1001
(Germany 1982)

notes by Steve LaVere
and John Broven

(=) Ace CDCHD 548 (1994)
"Goin' Back To The
Natchez Trace"

   

- How High The Moon (instr.)
- Don't Want To Go To Viet Nam
- Hey Mrs. Jones (instr.)
- harp and drum medley
- Tenderly

rec. July 21, 1969 in Jackson, Ms.; Papa Lightfoot, voc, hca; Carson Whitsett, p; Jerry Puckett, g; Don Barret (/Ron Johnson), b; Tommy Tate, drprod. by Steve LaVere
Vault unissued
161969Papa George Lightfoot / Slim Harpo

Papa George Lightfoot
- Wine, Women, Whiskey
Slim Harpo
- Something Inside Me



Liberty LBF 15176 (UK)
171970Dirt Blues

LP 1:
Papa George Lightfoot - Wine, Women, Whisky [Imperial 5289]
Lightnin' Hopkins - Antoinette's Blues
The Chambers Brothers - Blues Get Off My Shoulder
Lilī Son Jackson - Disgusted
Slim Harpo - A Man Is Crying
The Robins - Around About Midnight

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

LP 2:
Slim Harpo - Something Inside Me

Papa George Lightfoot - Take It Witcha [Vault LP 130]
The Chambers Brothers - It's All Over Now
Smiley Lewis - Shame, Shame, Shame
Country Jim - Phillipine Blues
Snooks Eaglin - Travellin' Mood

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


DLP



Liberty LBS 83404/05 X (G)
181970Papa George Lightfoot

- Jump The Boogie
- Mean Ol' Train


Liberty LBF 15342 (UK)

= Imperial 2C 006-91.347 (Fr)

1919??Papa George Lightfoot / Jay Swan

Papa George Lightfoot
- Mean Ol' Train
Jay Swan
- You Don't Love Me



Rock 'n' Rhythm RR 45-103
201979/80?Jump 2

- Mean Ol' Train - Papa Lightfoot
- Honey Babe - Arthur Gunter

- Don't Start Crying Now - Slim Harpo
- Feeling Good' - Junior Parker


45 rpm EP

Jumpin' JEP 002
211974Blues Anthology Vol. 3 - New Orleans Blues

Papa Lightfoot
- Jump The Boogie [Imperial LM-94006]
- Mean Old Train [Imperial 5289]
Little Sonny
- Goin' Back To The Coutry
Roosevelt Sykes
- Sweet Old Chicago
- I'm Tired
Wee Willie Wayne
- Sweet Little Woman
Smilin' Joe
- ABC's Part 1 & 2

Archibald
- Shake, Shake Baby
Smiley Lewis
- Too Many Drivers
- Slide Me Down
- It's So Peaceful
Fats Domino
- Don't Lie To Me
- I've Got Eyes For You
- Stay Away



Toshiba/Liberty LLS-8195
221982Suckin' And Blowin'

George Smith
- Telephone Blues
Sonny [Terry] & Jaycee [Burris]
- Keep On Doggin' Me
Jerry McCain
- East Of The Sun
Long Gone Miles & George Smith
- Little Sweet Thing

Papa Lightfoot
- P.L. Blues [Aladdin 3171]
George Smith
- Love Life
Cousin Leroy
- I'm Lonesome
Ole Sonny Boy
- Blues & Misery

Long Gone Miles & George Smith
- Hello Josephine
Morris Bailey
- Tell Me Why
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Polly Put Your Kettle On
Jerry McCain
- Wine-O-Wine
Ole Sonny Boy
- You Better Change
George Smith
- Blues In The Dark
Sonny Terry
- Dangerous Woman
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Mailman, Mailman
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Sundown CG 709-03 (NL)

Sundown discography

231983Juicy Harmonica

Eddie Burns
- Biscuit Baking Mama
Sir Arthur
- Stop Cheating On Me
Jerry McCain
- That's What I Want

Papa Lightfoot
- Wildfire [Savoy 1161]
Chicago Sunny Boy (=Joe Hill Louis)
- Western Union Man
(Jesse) Mule Thomas
- Take Some And Leave Some
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Cut That Out
Rhythm Willie
- Wailin' Willie

Jerry McCain
- Courtin' In A Cadillac
Eddie Burns
- Superstition
Chicago Sunny Boy (=Joe Hill Louis)
- Jackpot
Sonny Terry
- I Love You Baby
Bobo Jenkins
- Bad Luck And Trouble
Model T Slim
- Shake Your Boogie

Papa Lightfoot
- After-While (Blue Lights) [Aladdin 3171]
(Jesse) Mule Thomas
- Blow My Baby Back To Me







Sundown CG 709-06

Sundown discography

24199?Papa Lightfoot & Sammy Myers: Blues Harmonica Wizards

Papa Lightfoot
- Wine, Women & Whiskey [Imperial 5289]
- Jump The Boogie [Imperial LM 94006]
- Mean Ole Train [Imperial 5289]
- PL Blues [Aladdin 3171]
- When The Saints Go Marching In [Imperial LM 94001]
- Blue Lights [Aladdin 3171]
- Mean Ole Train Version 2 [Savoy 1161]
- Wild Fire [Savoy 1161]
- Jumpiní With Jarvis [Aladdin 3304]
- Rub A Little Boogie (Champion Jack Dupree, voc) [King 4706]
- Mr. Ticket Agent (Donald "Silver" Cooks, voc) [Peacock 1510]
- Coming Back Home(Donald "Silver" Cooks, voc) [Peacock 1510]
- Creole Gal Blues (Edgar Blanchard, voc) [Peacock 1514]
- She'll Be Mine After Awhile (Edgar Blanchard, voc) [Peacock 1514]
- Mean Ole Train - version 3 [actually "version 2"; Savoy 1161]
Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground
- My Love Is Here To Stay
- You Don't Have To Go
- Sad, Sad Lonesome Day
- Look On Yonder Wall (with Elmore James)
- Poor Little Angel Child (with Elmore James)
- Rhythm With Me #

# this is actually an alternative take of "Steady" by Jerry McCain !


Official CD 5254 (Dk)
252004Down Home Blues Classics (1943-1953)

disc 1
- Little Mama Boogie - Thunder Smith
- Cross Country Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
- Hobo - J.D. Edwards
- Hole In The Wall - L.C. Williams
- Rock Island Blues - Leroy Ervin
- Alley Special - Wright Holmes
- Quinsella - Sonny Boy Johnson
- Hattie Green - Dr Hepcat
- Angel Chile - Andy Thomas
- Back To Sante Fe - Lee Hunter
- Rattlesnake Blues - Rattlesnake Cooper
- Mistreated Blues - Buddy Chiles
- No One To Love Me - Leroy Johnson
- Too Many Woman Blues - Willie Lane
- Locked In Jail Blues - Johnny Beck
- Wee Wee Hours - Charley Bradix
- Forgive Me Blues - Jesse James
- Black Snake Blues - Monister Parker
- Neglected Woman - Alexander Moore
- Gambling Blues - Lil Son Jackson
- Throw A Little Boogie - Manny Nicols
- Give Me Central 209 - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Western Rider Blues - Soldier Boy Houston
- Take It Easy - Nat Terry
- Sittin' Here Wonderin' - Luther Stoneham


disc 2
- Boogie - Snooky & Moody
- Hard Times - Floyd Jones
- Stop Messing Around - Walter Mitchell
- Cadillac Woman - Robert Richard
- Big City Blues - Big Maceo
- Please Don't Think I'm Nosey - Baby Boy Warren
- Notoriety Woman - Eddie Burns
- Rolling Stone - Muddy Waters
- Cut That Out - Junior Wells
- Crawlin' King Snake - Tony Hollins
- Crying Won't Help You - Robert Nighthawk
- Soon One Morning - Rocky Fuller
- Mean Old World - Little Walter
- Tired of Crying Over You - Morris Pejoe
- It Was A Dream - John Brim
- The Last Time - Jimmy Rogers
- Sad Story - Blue Smitty
- Little School Girl - L.C. Greene
- Something's Wrong With My Lovin' Machine - Robert Henry
- Brutal Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines
- I'll Die Tryin' - J.B. Lenoir
- Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- I Am The Boogie Man - John Lee Hooker
- She Fool Me - Harvey Hill Jr.
- High And Lonesome - Jimmy Reed


disc 3
- She's A Married Woman - Big Joe Williams
- How Many Years - Howlin Wolf
- Build Myself A Cave - Mr Honey

- Mr. Ticket Agent - Silver Cooks [Peacock 1510]
- Creole Gal Blues - Edgar Blanchard
- Too Late Baby Stick - Horse Hammond
- Country Boy Blues - Pee Wee Hughes
- Ardelle - David "Pete" McKinley
- Cadillac Blues - J.D. Horton
- Schoolboy Lost - John Hunter
- Eyesight To The Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson
- 1951 Blues - Luther Huff
- New Arrival - Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Catfish Blues - Bobo Thomas
- Going Home To Mama - Clarence London
- Highway 80 Blues - Tommy Lee
- Western Union Man Chicago - Sunny Boy

- After Awhile - Papa Lightfoot [Aladdin 3171]
- Sweet Angel -Earl Hooker
- Seventy Four Blues - Willie Love
- Easy - Jimmy & Walter
- Take A Little Chance - Jimmy DeBarry
- Make A Little Love - Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- Goin' To New Orleans - Goin' To New Orleans


disc 4
- Broome Street Blues - Skookle-Dum-Do & Sheffield
- Black Jack Blues - Gabriel Brown
- Worried Man Blues - The Blues Boys
- Income Tax Blues - Ralph Wills
- Poor Little Angel- Dennis McMillan
- Broke Down Engine - Blind McTell
- Applejack Boogie - Pinetop Slim
- Number Writer - Dan Pickett
- She's Gone - Big Boy Ellis
- Your Sweet Man Blues - Leroy Dallas
- Blues Mixture - Sticks McGhee
- Shackles Round My Body - Little David
- Ticket Agent - Curley Weaver
- I Got What My Daddy Likes - Marylyn Scott
- Blind's Blues - John Lee
- Keep Your Hands Off 'Er - John Tinsley & Fred Holland
- Awful Shame - Hank Kilroy
- Lizzie Lou - Doug Quattlebaum
- Rub A Little Boogie - Duke Bayou
- So Much Trouble - Brownie McGhee
- Wine Head Baby - Lazy Slim Jim
- Baby, Let's Have Some Fun - Sonny Terry
- Rumors About My Baby - Willie Baker
- Gimme Your Bankroll - Square Walton
- Shake Baby Shake Champion - Jack Dupree


compiled by Neil Slaven
4 CD box
notes by Neil Slaven

Boulevard Vintage
BVBCD 1003
25a2005Stompin' Vol. 26

Walter Price
- Six Weeks Of Misery
Allen Bunn
- Too Much Competition
Po' Joe Williams
- Goin' Back
Elmon Mickle
- Independent Walk
- Short And Fat
Mojo Watson
- I'm The Only One
Kasandrea
- My Conscience Is Bothering Me

Papa Lightfoot
- P.L. Blues [Aladdin 3171]
Morris Pejoe
- Tired Of Cryin' Over You
Little Sonny
- Love Shock
The Bighampton Blues Boys
- Cross Cut Saw
- Slim's Twist

Stompin' 326

Stompin' discography

262006Texas Blues, Vol. 1 - Houston Hotshots

- Didn't Reach My Goal - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
- My Time Is Expensive - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
- Hattie Green - Lavarda Durst
- I Cried - Lavarda Durst

- Mr. Ticket Agent - Silver Cooks And The Gondoliers [Peacock 1510]
- Coming Back Home - Silver Cooks And The Gondoliers [Peacock 1510]
- R.B. Boogie - R.B. Thibadeaux
- New Kind Of Loving - R.B. Thibadeaux

- Creole Gal Blues - Edgar Blanchard And The Gondoliers [Peacock 1514]
- She'll Be Mine After A While - Edgar Blanchard And The Gondoliers [Peacock 1514]
- The Girl I Love - Memphis Slim And His Orchestra
- Mean Little Woman - Memphis Slim And His Orchestra
- Alabama Blues - Elmore Nixon
- A Hepcats Advice - Elmore Nixon And His Orchestra
- Irene's Boogie - Paul Monday
- Tired Of This Life I'm Living - Paul Monday
- Summer's Coming On - Joe 'Papoose' Fritz And His Orchestra
- I'm Not Suspicious, But - Joe 'Papoose' Fritz And His Orchestra
- Bettye Jean Blues - Bettye Jean Washington
- Why Oh Why Did You Let Me Go - Bettye Jean Washington



Acrobat ACMCD 4003
272007'That's What They Want' Jook Joint Blues
Good Time Rhythm & Blues   1943-1956

disc 1:
- Wine, Women, Whiskey - Papa Lightfoot
- Rock Me Mama - Lightnin' Slim
- Little Lean Woman - Little Al
- Hydramatic Woman - Joe Hill Louis
- Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
- Goin' To New Orleans - Little Sam Davis
- Another Fool Like Me - Jesse Thomas
- Little Milton's Boogie - Little Milton Anderson
- Scott's Boogie - L.B. Lawson
- She's Gone - Schoolboy Cleve
- Down At the Depot - John Lee
- Calling All Cows - Blues Rockers
- Courtin' In a Cadillac - Jerry McCain
- Walkin' And Cryin' Blues - Sonny Boy Holmes
- Ride Hooker Ride - Earl Hooker
- Don't Let Your Daddy Slow Walk You Down - Good Rockin' Sam
- Cool Down Mama - Lost John Hunter
- Country Boy - Pee Wee Hughes
- Lillie Mae Boogie - Alex Moore
- Gotta Get Together - Frank Edwards
- When I Come In This House Woman - Big Son Tillis
- I'm Gonna Leave You Baby - Lazy Lester
- Evil And Hanky - Mercy Dee
- Bad Luck - Lightnin' Slim
- Central Avenue Blues - R. Green & Turner
- On My Way - Alvin Smith
- Highway 80 Blues - Tommy Lee Thompson
- Mama Does the Boogie - Red Johnson


disc 2:
- She Fool Me - Harvey Hill Jr.
- Chicken Hearted Woman - Clarence Samuels
- That's What They Want - Jerry McCain
- Sneaky Groundhog - Clifford Gibson
- Blinds Blues - John Lee
- Sugar Mama - Pee Wee Hughes
- One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee
- You Are Doing Me Wrong - Arthur Gunter
- I Can't Live Happy - Lightnin' Slim

- Mean Old Train - Papa Lightfoot
- Jackson Juke - Little Milton Anderson
- Jealous Man - Johnny Lewis
- Winehead Swing - James Tisdom
- Weekend Blues - Lafayette Thomas
- Leave My Money Alone - Lonesome Sundown
- Pebble In My Shoe - Wild Bill Phillips
- Lonely Blues - K.C. Douglas
- No-4 Boogie - Pinebluff Pete
- Someday You'll Understand - King Davis
- Alley Corn - Earl Hooker
- I Got Them Blues - Sonny Boy Holmes
- L.J. Boogie - Louis Jackson
- She's So Good To Me - Little Sam Davis
- New Orleans Bound - Lightnin' Slim
- West Kinney Street Blues - Skoodle-Dum-Doo & Sheffield
- I'm Him - Schoolboy Cleve
- Neglected Woman - Alex Moore
- Too Much Competition - Tarheel Slim


disc 3:
- A Fool No More - Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
- Johnny Mae - Blues Rockers
- Got My Call Card - L.B. Lawson
- Love My Baby - Frank Edwards

- Jump the Boogie - Papa Lightfoot
- One Thing My Baby Likes - Country Jim
- A Dream - Little Willie Cotton
- Happy Go Lucky - Good Rockin' Beasley
- Bugger Bugger Boy - Lightnin' Slim
- Sweet Angel - Earl Hooker
- You Don't Love Me No More - Jerry McCain
- My Woman Knows the Score - Mercy Dee
- Goin' Home To Mother - Little Sam Davis
- Santa Fe Blues - Pee Wee Hughes
- Tiger Man - Little Al
- Alabama Boogie - John Lee
- Wolf Call Boogie - Coy 'Hot Shot' Love
- Congo Mombo - Guitar Gable
- Big Time Woman - Ernest McClay
- Paper Wooden Daddy - Dennis McMillon
- Bloodstains On the Wall - Honeyboy
- Rub a Little Boogie - Alec Seward
- Schoolboy - Lost John Hunter
- Ethel May - Lightnin' Slim
- Knocking the Boogie - Jerry Perkins
- Mistreated Baby Blues - Little Milton Anderson
- The $64 Question - Sonny Boy Holmes
- If I Lose You Woman - Alex Moore


disc 4:
- Lester's Stomp - Lazy Lester
- Dark Muddy Bottom - Mercy Dee
- Lost Child - Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
- 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis
- Now Listen Baby - Good Rockin' Sam
- Lost Without Love - Lonesome Sundown
- Alla Blues - R. Green & Turner
- She's Mine All Mine - Arthur Gunter
- T.N.T. Woman - Sonny Boy Holmes
- Lightnin' Blues - Lightnin' Slim
- K.C. Boogie - K.C. Douglas
- Baby Blues - John Lee
- She's Taking All My Money - Johnny Lewis
- Let Me Be Your Handy Man - Clifford Gibson
- You Better Change - Ole Sonny Boy
- Strange Letter Blues - Schoolboy Cleve
- Things Ain't Right - Jerry McCain
- Wine Head Baby - Lazy Slim Jim
- Don't Take It Out On Me - Frankie Lee Sims
- Deep South Guitar Blues - Lafayette Thomas
- Packin' Up My Blues - Tommy Lee Thompson
- Blow It Down - Little Milton Anderson
- Good Road Blues - Wright Holmes
- Katherine Blues - Jerry Perkins
- On the Hook - Earl Hooker
- I Can't Be Successful - Lightnin' Slim
- Philippine Blues - Country Jim
- Harpin' On It - Coy 'Hot Shot' Love


4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 7796
282011Juicy Harmonica Vol. 2

- You're Too Bad - Birmingham Junior & His Lover Boys [Ebony 1007]
- 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis - Rockin' 512]
- Falling Rain Blues - Little Willy Foster [Blue Lake 113]
- Alley Corn - Earl Hooker (Little Sam Davis, hca) [Rockin' unissued]
- She's So Good To Me - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- Goin' To New Orleans - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix (Walter Horton, hca) [Checker 756]
- Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry [King 4646]
- Opossum Rock - Sonny Boy Williams [Duplex 9005]
- Just One Mistake - Willie Nix (Walter Horton, hca) [Checker 756]
- Early In The Morning - Robert Henry [King 4646]
- Red Headed Woman - Baby Face (Little Walter, hca) [Savoy 1122]

- After-While - Papa Lightfoot [Aladdin 3171]
- Don't You Know I Love You - Woodrow Adams [Home Of The Blues unissued]
- Du Dee Squat - Little Luther [Criss Cross 110]
- Aw Shucks Baby - Little Red Walter [Le Sage 711]
- Complete This Order - James Cotton [Loma 2042]
- Laying In The Weeds - James Cotton [Loma 2042]

- Mean Old Train - Papa Lightfoot [Imperial 5289]
- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) - Percy Lee Crudup [Checker 754]
- Midnight Jump - Walter J. Westbrook & His Phantom Five [Bobbin 106]
- I Love You O Yes I Do - Woodrow Adams [Home Of The Blues unissued]
- Goin' Home To Mother - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 512]
- Birmingham Late Hours - Birmingham Junior & His Lover Boys [Ebony 1007]


Sundown CD 4002

Sundown discography

292011Juicy Harmonica Vol. 3

- Waggin' Your Tail - King Davis
- Play Boy - Big Boy Williams
- Drinking Blues (voc) - Little L. Boyd
- Retreat Brother - Willie Railback
- Remember Way Back - L.C. Green
- Wild Women - Danny Boy & His Blues Guitar
- Steppin' High - Little Luther
- Tree Top Blues - Willie Railback
- The Mix Up - Little Sonny & His Band
- Calendar Hanging On The Wall - Morris Bailey & The Thomas Boys
- On The Sunny Side Of Love - Mr. Calhoun

- P.l. Blues - Papa Lightfoot
- I Love You Baby - Big Boy Williams
- Alice Mae Blues - Sonny Boy Williams
- Hello Friends, Hello Pal - Mr. Calhoun
- Little School Girl - L.C. Green
- Hello Miss Simms - Garland The Great
- Inside My Heart - Little Sonny & His Band
- Drinking Blues (instr) - Little L. Boyd
- Someday You'll Understand - King Davis

- Wine, Women, Whiskey - Papa Lightfoot
- Tell Me Why - Morris Bailey & The Thomas Boys
- Dealing With The Devil - James Cotton
- Polly Put The Kettle On - James Cotton
- Goin' Down Slow - James Cotton


Sundown CD 4003

Sundown discography

302012Natchez Harmonica Naturals
Blues Consolidated   Volume 1

Papa Lightfoot
- Mean Old Train
- Wine Whiskey & Women
- Jump The Boogie
- After A While (Blue Lights)
- Jumpin With Jarvis
- P.L. Blues
- Wildfire
- Mean Old Train #2
- When The Saintís Go Marching In
Jimmy Anderson
- I Wanna Boogie
- Angel Please
- Naggin
- Nothing In This World
- Iím A King Bee
- Going Through The Park
- Frankie & Johnny
- Goin Crazy Over TV
- Love Me Babe
- Ainít Gonna Let Her Go
- Rats & Roaches On Your Mind
- Half Past Midnight
- In The Dark In The Park
- Baby Letís Burn
- When I Play My Harp
- Draft Board Blues



DeltaCat 1004


At
Pete Hoppula's Papa Lightfoot discography
you'll find more compilation albums featuring Papa Lightfoot tracks
which I'm at the moment too lazy to "illustrate" here

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 34, 101, 234, 325-326
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 328-329
- http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/lightfoot.htm
- http://www.bsnpubs.com/la/vault/vault.html
- http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/in-fact-most-blues-wailingobscure.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Liberty LBS 83353

thanks to Alan Balfour, Joe Louis and Jim O'Neal for additional info / scans

 

Stefan Wirz


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