Willie
James Mabon
b. October 24, 1925 in Hollywood, Tennessee
d. April 19, 1985 in Paris, France

discography
W I L L I E   M A B O N  promotional photo
promotional photo

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

Willie Mabon 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11949BIG WILLIE with acc.

- Bogey Man (R-1389) #   @ youtube
- It Keeps Raining (R-1390)   @ youtube

rec. 1949 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p, # hca; Earl Dranes, g



Apollo 450

Delmark DE 655
Classics CD 5154

1a1/1950Blues Rockers

- Trouble In My Home (U7218) *
- Times Are Getting Hard (U7219) #

rec. 1949 in Chicago, IL by Al Benson; James Watts, * voc; Willie Mabon, p, # voc; Eddie El, g; Earl Dranes, b



Aristocrat 407
21952WILLIE MABON and his Combo

- Worry Blues (U-4314)   @ youtube
- I Don't Know (U-4315)   @ youtube

rec. c. October 1952 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Ernest Cotton, ts; ? Bradshaw, b; Billie Stepney, dr

"I Don't Know" hit #1 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart and remained on the charts for 15 weeks




Parrot 1050 (11/1952)
[Al Benson's label]
Parrot discography


= Checker 1050 (1953?)








= Chess 1531

   

- See Me Cry (U-4315 A)
- L.A. (U-4315 B)

rec. c. October 1952 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Ernest Cotton, ten; ? Bradshaw, b; Billie Stepney, dr

Parrot Chess unissued
41953Willie Mabon and his Combo

- I'm Mad (U 4328) #   @ youtube
- Night Latch (Uh-Uh-Uh) (U 4331)

rec. February 5, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Ernest Cotton, ten; ? Bradshaw, b; Billie Stepney, dr



Chess 1538

# Chess LP 1439

   

- I'm Mad (alt tk) //
- Got To Have It (U 4329) #
- Beggar Or Bandit (U 4330) *

rec. February 5, 1953 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Ernest Cotton, ten; ? Bradshaw, b; Billie Stepney, dr
Chess unissued

# Charly CD BM44
* Teldec 6.24806AG (Ger)
// Chess CD CHD 9330

   

- You Got To Know (U 7526)
- Let's Face It Baby (U 7527)

rec. June 1953 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Paul King, tpt; Hal Ashby, Hubert Robertson, tens; Bill Anderson, b; Norman J. Davis, dr
Chess unissued
51953Willie Mabon and his Combo

- You're A Fool (U 7528)   @ youtube
- Monday Woman (U 7529)   @ youtube

rec. June 1953 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Paul King, tpt; Hal Ashby, Hubert Robertson, tens; Bill Anderson, b; Norman J. Davis, dr



Chess 1548
61953Willie Mabon and Orchestra

- I Got To Go (U 7571)   @ youtube
- Cruisin' (U 7572)   @ youtube

rec. November 1953 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"



Chess 1554
   

- Life Could Be Miserable

rec. November 1953 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"
Chess unissued

Chess CD CHD2-9385

   

- I'm Tired (U 7610) #   @ youtube

rec. late February / early March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"
Chess unissued

# Teldec 6.24806AG (G)

71954Willie Mabon and Orchestra

- Would You Baby (U 7511)   @ youtube
- Late Again (U 7612)

rec. c. February 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Paul King, tp; Harold Ashby, Herbert Robertson, ts; Bill Anderson, b; Oliver Coleman, dr





Chess 1564
   

- I'm Tired (U 7610) #
- Mabon's Boogie (U 7512)

rec. c. February 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Paul King, tp; Harold Ashby, Herbert Robertson, ts; Bill Anderson, b; Oliver Coleman, dr
Chess unissued

# Chess/Teldec 6.24806

   

- Heartbroken Blues (7677)
- Lonely Blues (U 7579) #
- Willie's Blues (7680) #

rec. August 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"
Chess unissued

# Chess/Teldec 6.24806

81954Willie Mabon

- Poison Ivy (U 7722)   @ youtube
- Say Man (U 7723)   @ youtube

rec. late September / early October 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band" (Odie Payne, dr?; no tpt)

Chess 1580
91955Willie Mabon

- Come On Baby (U 7678) #
- Wow   I Feel So Good (U 7782) *

# rec. August 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band" (Odie Payne, dr?; no tpt)
* rec. late January / early February 1955 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"

Chess 1592
   

- This Pain (U 7783)

rec. October 1954 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"
Chess unissued
   

- He Lied (U 7869) #
- Someday You Gotta Pay (U 7870) #

rec. June 1, 1955 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"
Chess unissued

# Chess/Teldec 6.24806

101955Willie Mabon

- The Seventh Son (U 7871)   @ youtube
- Lucinda (U 7872)   @ youtube

rec. June 1, 1955 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band"



Chess 1608
111956Willie Mabon

- Knock On Wood (U 8119)   @ youtube
- Got To Let You Go (U 8120)

rec. May 26, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band", no tpt

Chess 1627
   

- untitled (U 8121)

rec. May 26, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with "similar band", no tpt
Chess unissued
121957Willie Mabon

- Light Up Your Lamp (F 575-1)   @ youtube
- Rosetta, Rosetta (F 576-1)   @ youtube (2:48)

rec. August 16, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, p; Ellis Hunter, g, Bill Anderson, b; Lonnie Lee Evans, dr



Federal 12306
   

- It's Gonna Hurt You (F 577)
- Got To Find My Baby (F 578)

rec. August 16, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, p; Ellis Hunter, g, Bill Anderson, b; Lonnie Lee Evans, dr
Federal unissued

Negro Rhythm 107

   

- Why Did It Happen To Me (10408) #
- I'm Mad At You (10409) #
- Keep My Lover Girl With Me (10410)
- I Love My Baby (10411)

rec. c. 1960 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p with unknown acc.
Chess unissued

# Chess/Teldec 6.24806

131960Willie Mabon

- I Gotta Go Now (U 538)   @ youtube
- Michell (U 540)

rec. 1960 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Harvey Hill, g; Jay Peters, ten; Bill Anderson, b; Jimmy Bolden, dr



Mad 1298
[Tommy Jones' label]
141960Willie Mabon

- I Don't Know (U 537)
- I Got To Have Her (U 539)

rec. 1960 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Harvey Hill, g; Jay Peters, ten; Bill Anderson, b; Jimmy Bolden, dr



Mad 1300
151962Willie Mabon

- Got To Have Some (S-2125)   @ youtube
- Why Did It Happen To Me (F-2126)   @ youtube

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Willie Hudson, Lacy Gibson, g; Billy Emerson, org; Al Duncan, dr



Formal 1016

= USA 823

161962Willie Mabon

- Fannie Mae (FR 1051 A) #
- Mean Mistreater (FR 1051 B)

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Willie Hudson, Lacy Gibson, g; Al Duncan, dr



Formal 1018

# = Solar 54001

171962Willie Mabon

- Fannie Mae (FR 1051 A) #
- Early One Morning (FR 1052 B)   @ youtube

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Willie Hudson, Lacy Gibson, g; Al Duncan, dr
# Formal 1018


Solar 54001

181963Willie Mabon

- That's No Big Thing (USA 2557)   @ youtube
- Just Got Some (USA 2556) #   @ youtube

rec. February 7, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Lacy Gibson, g; Billy Emerson, org; 2 unk tens; Jack myers, b; Al Duncan, dr



USA 735


= Sue WI-331 (UK 2/1965)

191963Willie Mabon

- Too Hot To Handle (USA 783) *
- I'm The Fixer (USA 786) #   @ youtube

* rec. February 7, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Lacy Gibson, g; Billy Emerson, org; 2 unknown, ts; Jack Myers, b; Al Duncan, dr
# rec. Chicago, May 23, 1963; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Eugene Pearson, g; Billy Emerson, org; 2 unk tens; Jack myers, b; Al Duncan, dr



USA 741

= USA 785

# = Sue WI-382 (UK 9/1965)

   

- Klick-Ed Clack

rec. February 7, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Lacy Gibson, g; Billy Emerson, org; 2 unk tens; Jack myers, b; Al Duncan, dr
USA unissued
   

- Don't Let That Music Die
- Lover Gal

rec. May 23, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Eugene Pearson, g; Billy Emerson, org; 2 unk tens; Jack myers, b; Al Duncan, dr
USA unissued

Jewel / P-Vine PLP-9017
Flyright LP 580

201964Willie Mabon

- Ruby's Monkey (USA 800)
- I'm Hongry (USA 801)

rec. January 27, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Willie Hudson, g; Earl Crossley,, Johnny Cameron, tens; Reginald Boyd, b; Al Thompson, dr

USA 750
211964Willie Mabon

- New Orleans Blues (USA 813)
- Some More (USA 814) #   @ youtube

rec. January 27, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Willie Hudson, g; Earl Crossley,, Johnny Cameron, tens; Reginald Boyd, b; Al Thompson, dr





USA 759

# = Sue WI-382 (UK 9/1965)

221964Willie Mabon

- Somebody Gotta Pay (820)   @ youtube
- Harmonica Special (821)

rec. January 27, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Willie Hudson, g; Earl Crossley,, Johnny Cameron, tens; Reginald Boyd, b; Al Thompson, dr

USA 767
231964Willie Mabon

- Lonesome Blue Water (862)
- Some Time I Wonder (USA 863)   @ youtube

rec. October 29, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Billy Brimfield, tp; Neil Green, ts; John Watson, tb; unknown, g; Al Duncan, dr



USA 787
241964Willie Mabon

- Something For Nothing (RK3M-6368)
- Baby Sweets (RK3M-6373)

rec. October 29, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Billy brimfield, tpt; Neil Green, ten; John Watson, tbn; unknown g; Al Duncan, dr

USA 805
2510/1964Willie Mabon

- Got To Have Some
- Why Did It Happen To Me




Sue WI-320
261964The Blues Volume 4

Billy Stewart
- Billy's Blues part 2
Little Walter
- Last Night
Lowell Fulson
- Trouble Trouble
Larry Williams
- My Baby's Got Soul
Eddie Boyd
- Third Degree

Willie Mabon & His Combo
- I Don't Know

Betty James
- I'm A Little Mixed Up
Muddy Waters
- She's 19 Years Old
T.V. Slim
- Flat Foot Sam
Little Walter
- Boom Boom
Memphis Slim & House Rockers
- I Guess I'm A Fool
John Lee Hooker
- Leave My Wife Alone
notes by Joe Segal

Argo 4042 (US)

notes by Joe Segal


click to read notes !
= Chess CRL 4003
(UK 1964)


= Chess/MCA CH/CHD-
9220 (1990)

2809/1965Willie Mabon

- I'm The Fixer
- Some More




Sue WI-382
291965Rhythm And Blues Of Chicago
Bluesscene USA Vol. 1

Elmore James
- Knocking At Your Door

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

T. V. Slim
- Hold Me Close To Your Heart

Willie Mabon
- I'm The Fixer
A. C. Reed
- This Little Voice
Jesse Fortune
- Heavy Heart Beat
Ricky Allen
- Early In The Morning

Willie Mabon
- Fannie Mae
Jesse Fortune
- Too Many Cooks
notes by Paul Oliver



Storyville SLP 176






= Teichiku ULS-1817-R (Jp)

= Storyville SLP 840

Storyville discography

29a1966The Blues   Volume 5

- That's Alright - Jimmy Rogers
- Honey Bee - Muddy Waters
- How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
- Ground Hog Blues - John Lee Hooker
- Free and Easy Mind - Jimmy Nelson
- Double Dealing - Percy Mayfield


- Seventh Son - Willie Mabon & his Combo
- Check Yourself - Lowell Fulson
- The Key - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Me and My Chauffeur - Memphis Minnie
- Confessin' the Blues - Little Walter & the Jukes
- 24 Hours - Eddie Boyd


"Electronically altered for STEREO"



Cadet LP-4051

= Chess/MCA CH/CHD-
9320 (1990)

301969Willie Mabon

- I'll Keep On Hurtin' (C-18199)
- I Won't Be Back No More (C-18200)

rec. October 24, 1969 in Chicago,IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Lefty Bates, g; King Kolax, prob. Billy Brimfield, tp; Neil Green, ts; John Watson, tb; Eugene Howell, b; Al Thompson, dr

Checker 1235
   

- Troubles (C-18198)

rec. October 24, 1969 in Chicago,IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Lefty Bates, g; King Kolax, prob. Billy Brimfield, tp; Neil Green, ts; John Watson, tb; Eugene Howell, b; Al Thompson, dr
Checker unissued
311969Heavy Heads Voyage 2

Willie Mabon
- I Don't Know
Chuck Berry
- Wee Wee Hours
Muddy Waters
- Forty Days And Forty Nights
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Your Funeral And My Trial
Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' At Midnight
Little Walter
- Off The Wall

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Little Walter
- Key To The Highway
Muddy Waters
- All Night Long
Howlin' Wolf
- How Many More Years
John Lee Hooker
- Union Station Blues
Lowell Fulson
- Reconsider Baby



Chess LPS 1528
321972Willie Mabon Is Back - Funky

- Trouble Blues
- Guilty Blues
- Hang Loose Baby
- Worry Blues
- I'm Going To Get You

- I Wonder
- Poison Ivy
- Hey Gal
- My Baby Won't Write To Me
- Thinkin' About You
- I Don't Know

rec. early 1972 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Malcolm 'Little Mac' Simmons, hca; Mighty Joe Young, Eugene Pearson, g; Jimmy Richards, b; Bill Warren, dr



Blues On Blues BOB 10004
(Al Smith's label)


Blues on Blues discography

reissued 1976 as
Antilles AN 7013

32a1972Willie Mabon

- Poison Ivy
- Guilty Blues

rec. early 1972 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Malcolm 'Little Mac' Simmons, hca; Mighty Joe Young, Eugene Pearson, g; Jimmy Richards, b; Bill Warren, dr

Blues on Blues BOB 2002


Blues on Blues discography

32b1972Chicago 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)

331973Willie Mabon: Cold Chilly Woman

- 'Round For You
- Cold Chilly Woman
- Michelle
- Guilty Blues *

- Why Did It Happen To Me
- Baby, Why Don't You Write To Me
- Lucinda
- Mary-Ann #
- Blue Piano In Bordeaux
- Michelle #
- Shakin' The Boogie #
- Why Did It Happen To Me #
- Sad Feeling #
- Mabon's Best #
- You Rascal You #

# CD bonus tracks

rec. Bordeaux, France, Dec. 3 & 4, 1972; Willie Mabon, voc, p, hca; * Emmett Sutton, b; Bill Warren, dr

Black & Blue 33.501


= Black & Blue CD 463
(2004)

341973Willie Mabon: Come Back

- Come Back
- Discotheque Special
- I'm Going To Get You
- Thinking About You
- Blues For Chantal

. Mabon's Boogie
- Somebody Got To Pay
- Worry Blues
- Fooling Around
- Evening Shadows

rec. France, Jan. 1973; Willie Mabon, voc, p, hca; Eddy Tuleja, g; Emmett Sutton, b; Tony Cahill, dr
notes by Laurent Goddet





America 30 AM 6126 (Fr)
351973Willie Mabon: The Comeback

- Klickety Clock
- Lonely Blues
- Come On Baby
- Keep My Lover With Me
- Shake That Thing
- I Still Don't Know

- The Comeback
- I Don't Know
- My Baby Won't Write To Me
- Boogie Woogie Special
- I'm Hungry
- I'll Keep On Hurtin' #

rec. & mixed January - March 1973 at Chalk Farm Studios, London, England; Willie Mabon, voc, p, hca; Mickey Baker, g; # Colin Smith, tpt, # Johnny Barnes, bs; Dan Armstrong, b; Pete York, dr; Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh of "Kokomo", backing voc; prod. by Jim Simpson
notes by Tony Cummings



Big Bear BEAR 9

Big Bear discography

35a1973The Montreux Blues Festival

Memphis Slim
- Wish Me Well
- Angel Child
- Lend Me Your Love
McHouston "Mickey" Baker
- Diggin' My Potatoes
- Make Your Bed Up Mama

Willie Mabon
- Harmonica Swing

Willie Mabon
- Sad Feeling
- Mabon Soul
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
- Louisiana Breakdown
- Highball For Gate
- Cajun Blues
- Got My Mojo Working


CD bonus tracks:
Willie Mabon
- Have A Little Mercy On Me
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
- The Drifter Rides Again


rec. June 29 & July 1, 1973 live at 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival; backing musicians from Freddie King Band and Little Milton Band

Barclay 920439 (Fr)

= Polygram Jazz / Verve
261006   (1993)

notes by Philippe Rault

= Maison De Blues 983
212-6   (Fr 2006)

361974Big Willie Mabon: Live + Well

LP tracks:
- Klickety Klock
- Dorsey's Boogie Woogie
- Lover Girl # []
- Rainy Night In Georgia
- Rockin' Willie #

- I Don't Know
- Hey Girl #
- Shake The Thing []
- Little Red Rooster []
- Amen []

[] not on CD reissues

CD tracks:
- Klickety Klock
- Willie's Bounce []
- Rainy Night In Georgia
- Dorsey's Boogie
- I Don't Know
- The Seventh Son []
- Rockin' Willie #
- I'm The Fixer []
- Hey Girl #
- When The Saints []
- That Lucky Old Sun []

[] not on LP issues

rec. "live" February 6, 1974 at "Sinkkasten", Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Willie Mabon, voc, p, # hca
notes by  S.A. Christmann



Ornament CH-7.102

= ESCEHA CH-7.102

= CMA/Ornament CD
CM 8008 (1991)

(original 1977)
notes by  S.A. Christmann







Chrisly CD CM-30008
(2000) "Rainy Night In
Georgia"

Ornament discography

371974Willie Mabon: Chicago 1963

- I'm The Fixer [USA 741]
- Just Got Some [USA 735]
- Somebody Gotta Pay [USA 767]
- I'm Hongry [USA 750]
- Ruby's Monkey [USA 750]
- That's No Big Thing [USA 735]

- Lonesome Blue Water [USA 787]
- New Orleans Blues [USA 759]
- Too Hot To Handle [USA 741]
- Harmonica Special (instr) [USA 767]
- Some Time I Wonder [USA 787]
- Some More [USA 759]




America 30 AM 6136 (Fr)
[very poor sound quality]
381974Jimmy Rogers: That's All Right

Black & Blue 33.504 tracks:
- Sloppy Drunk (5:35)
- Gold Tailed Bird (3:40)
- Walking By Myself (2.32)
- That's All Right (3:25)
- Ludella (3:14)

- I Lost The Good Woman (5:00)
- You're Sweet (3:09)
- The Last Time (3:50)
- Shelby County (3:00)
- Tricky Woman (3:32)

Black & Blue 33.544 tracks:
- Sloppy Drunk [version 2] (3:22) [previously unissued]
- I Can't Sleep For Worrying (3:54) [previously unissued]
- Mistreated Baby (3:32) [previously unissued]
- Slick Chick (2:00) [previously unissued]
- Pretty Baby (3:35) [previously unissued]
- Left Me With A Broken Heart (3:30) [previously unissued]

- I Lost The Good Woman (5:00) [Black & Blue 33.504]
- You're Sweet (3:09) [Black & Blue 33.504]
- The Last Time (3:50) [Black & Blue 33.504]
- Shelby County (3:00) [Black & Blue 33.504]
- Tricky Woman (3:32) [Black & Blue 33.504]

Black & Blue Black & Blue CD 59.544 / Evidence ECD 26036-2 track sequence:
- Sloppy Drunk [version 2] (3:25)
- I Can't Sleep For Worrying (3:56)
- Mistreated Baby (3:44)
- Slick Chick (2:03)
- Pretty Baby (3:39)
- Left Me With A Broken Heart (3:33)
- I Lost A Good Woman (5:03)
- You're Sweet (3:11)
- The Last Time (3:52)
- Shelby County (3:04)
- Tricky Woman (3:35)
- Sloppy Drunk (5:42)
- Gold Tailed Bird (3:59)
- Walking By Myself (2:44)
- That's All Right (3:35)
- Ludella (3:21)

Black & Blue BB 452-2 track sequence:
- Sloppy Drunk (tk 1) (3:25)
- I Can't Sleep For Worrying (tk 2) (3.58)
- Mistreated Baby (3:46)
- Pretty Baby (3:39)
- Slick Chick (2:04)
- Left Me With A Broken Heart (3:33)
- I Lost The Good Woman (5:04)
- You're So Sweet (3:13)
- The Last Time (3:53)
- Shelby County (3:03)
- Tricky Woman (3:35)
- Sloppy Drunk (tk 2) (3:29)
- Pretty Baby (tk 1) (3:11)
- I Cant Sleep For Worrying (tk 1) (3:56)
- Walkin' By Myself (2:52)
- Gold Tailed Bird (3:46)
- Sloppy Drunk (5:39)
- Ludella (3:20)
- That's All Right (3:33)

Jimmy Rogers, voc, g; Louis Myers, g; Willie Mabon, p; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr

side A of Black & Blue 33.504 rec. December 8, 1973 live at the Casino of Biarritz, France
side B of Black & Blue 33.504 and side A of Black & Blue 33.544 rec. December 13, 1973 at Studio Condorcet in Toulouse, France

Black & Blue 33.504 front cover photo by J.-P. Tahmazian
Evidence ECD 26036-2 front cover photo by James Fraher

Jimmy Rogers discography

notes by
Jacques Morgantini



Black & Blue 33.504 (Fr)




(=) Black & Blue 33.544 (Fr)
"Sloppy Drunk"




(=) Black & Blue CD 59.544
(Fr 1989) "Sloppy Drunk"

notes by Bill Dahl



= Evidence ECD 26036-2
(1993) "Sloppy Drunk"


= Black & Blue CD 452-2
(Blues Reference series)
"That's All Right"

391975Willie Mabon: Shake That Thing

- Riverboat
- I Enjoy Myself In Pau
- Shake That Thing
- Poison Ivy
- Hey Girl

- Worry Blues
- Hungry
- I'm Mad
- Got To Have Some
- Lover Girl

rec. June 29, 1973 at Condorcet Studio, Toulouse, France; Willie Mabon, voc, p, hca: Louis Myers, Jimmy Rogers, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr



Black & Blue 33.506








= Black & Blue 33.545


= Black & Blue CD 435-2
(Blues Reference)

= P-Vine PCD 5532

401975Otis Rush: Screamin' And Cryin'

- Looking Back §   @ youtube
- You're Gonna Need Me   @ youtube (5:25)
- It's My Own Fault   @ youtube

- I Can't Quit You Baby *   @ youtube (7:15)
- Everyday I Have The Blues   @ youtube
- A Beautiful Memory   @ youtube (5:55)
- I Got News For You #
- I Can't Quit You Baby #

rec. November 26, 1974 at Barclay studio, Paris, France; Otis Rush, voc, g; Jimmy Dawkins, g; Willie Mabon, p; § Sunnyland Slim, p; * Jerome Van Jones, p, org; James Green, b; Robert Plunkett, dr

# CD bonus tracks
notes by Didier Tricard







Black & Blue 33.516


= Evidence ECD 26014-2
(1992)

41197?Sunnyland Slim: Worried About My Baby

- Worried About My Baby
- She Used To Love Me
- So Glad
- Levee Camp Blues
- Depression Blues

- I Got To Quit Ma Baby
- See My Lawyer
- It's You Baby
- No More Whiskey
- I Done You Wrong
- Swinging In Paris

rec. by Pierre Dobler at Barclay studio, Paris, France, Nov. 26, 1974: Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; Jimmy Dawkins, g; Willie Mabon, hca; James Green, b; Bob Plunkett, dr



Black & Blue 33.558
421976Willie Mabon Sings "I Don't Know" and other Chicago Blues Hits

- Trouble Blues
- Guilty Blues
- Hang Loose Baby
- Worry Blues
- I'm Going To Get You

- I Wonder
- Poison Ivy
- Hey Gal
- My Baby Won't Write To Me
- Thinkin' About You
- I Don't Know

rec. early 1972 in Chicago, IL; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Little Mac Simmons, hca; Mighty Joe Young, Eugene Pearson, g; Jimmy Richards, b; Bill Warren, dr
Blues On Blues BOB 10004

notes by Pete Welding

Antilles AN 7013

431976Heavy Timbre
Chicago Boogie Piano

Blind John Davis
- Davis Boogie
- A Little Every Day
- I Almost Lost My Mind
Sunnyland Slim
- She’s Got A Thing Goin’ On
- Canadian Walk
- Gotta See My Lawyer

Willie Mabon
- I Don’t Know

Willie Mabon
- World of Trouble
- The Seventh Son
Jimmy Walker
- Four O’Clock Blues
- I Just Want To Hold On
Erwin Helfer
- The Fives
- Improvizations
Sunnyland Slim organ / Erwin Helfer piano
- Big Joe

CD bonus tracks:
Sunnyland Slim
- Promote Sunnyland A Drink
Blind John Davis
- Kansas City

Willie Mabon
- Slow Blues
Sunnyland Slim organ / Blind John Davis piano
- Johnny Sunny Blues
Jimmy Walker
- Mr. Freddie Blues









The Sirens 102


(=) The Sirens CD 5002 (2002)

441976Boogie Woogie: Jean-Paul Amouroux And His Friends
Duos with Memphis Slim, Sammy Price, Milt Buckner, Jay McShann, Willie Mabon

- Boogie for 2 Pianos
- Crazy Boogie
- Lady Be Good Boogie
- Mister Freddie Boogie
- Sixth Avenue Express n 1
- Devil's Boogie
- Honky Tonk Train Blues
- My Chile
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
- Slapping the Boogie
- Boogie for Fats Domino
- Boogie for Chuck Berry
- Boogie for Lionel Hampton
- Boogie for 3 Pianos
- Boogie Woogie Explosion

Media 7

= Media 7 MDCD 201 (1989)

451978Going 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)


# rec. Chicago, Aug. 16, 1957; Willie Mabon, p; Ellis Hunter, g, Bill Anderson, b; Lonnie Lee Evans, dr
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Negro Rhythm Records 107
[George Paulus label]

BU 130/26

461979Willie Mabon: Chicago Blues Session!

- Little Red Rooster
- Lonely Blues
- It's A Shame
- Moanin' Blues

- Monday Woman (A Tribute to Jimmy Reed)
- Louise (A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf)
- Seventh Son (Dedicated to Wilie Dixon)
- I'm Mad
- A Change Is Gonna Come

rec. July 4th, 1979 at Odyssey Sound Studio, Chicago, Ill.; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Eddie Taylor, g; Aron Burton, b; Casey Jones, dr

inner sleeve notes by Willy Leiser ("About Willie Mabon")
and Horst Lippmann ("About The Session")
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Bellaphon CDLR 82003
- Little Red Rooster
- Lonely Blues
- It's A Shame
- Moanin' Blues
- Monday Woman (A Tribute to Jimmy Reed)
- Louise (A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf)
- Seventh Son (Dedicated to Wilie Dixon)
- I'm Mad
- A Change Is Gonna Come
- I Don't Know #
- Mabon's Boogie #

# additional tracks from L+R 42.013
notes by Willy Leiser
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click to enlarge !
L + R 42.003


= Evidence CD 26063 (1995)

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(=) Bellaphon CDLR 82003
(1996) "Willie Mabon"
(Blues Classics series)

L + R discography

471979Blues Roots: Give Me The Blues

Smoky Babe
- Boogy
Avery Brady
- I Don't Want You No More
Doug Quattlebaum
- Good Woman Blues
Huddie Ledbetter
- Frankie And Albert, parts 1 + 2

[Jimmy Brewer
- Big Road Blues
Even though shown on the cover as well as on the label track listing and even though there's a picture and a short bio of Jim Brewer in the liner notes - this Jim Brewer track is actually / erraneously? not included; instead there's the following Arthur Weston track !!!]

Arthur Weston
- Someday Baby
Big Joe Williams
- Long Road Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- You Better Mind

Clarence Edwards
- Mean Old Frisco
Bert Logan, Russ Logan, Big Joe Williams
- Four O'Clock In The Morning
Big Joe Henry Miller, Jimmy Lee Miller
- Down Here By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires
- 21 Below Zero
Johnny Young
- Green Door Blues
Arthur Weston
- Roll Me Over Slow


Champion Jack Dupree
- Back Door Special
Roosevelt Sykes
- Southern Style Piano
Henry Brown
- Low Down Drag
Memphis Slim
- Funky Blues
Jimmy Yancey
- Yancey Special
Sunnyland Slim
- Sunnyland's Boogie

Speckled Red
- Cow Cow Blues
Otis Spann
- The Skies Are Blue
Memphis Slim
- A Letter Home
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes
Memphis Slim
- Rebecca Blues

Willie Mabon
- I'm The Fixer
Champion Jack Dupree
- I Just Want To Be Free
DLP






Storyville 6.28470
= PGP RTB 2LP 3220044

to read liner notes
click on pictures of covers
G = German / E = English
text has been black/white
reversed to improve readability

481979Willie Mabon & Jean-Paul Amouroux:
Boogie Woogie For 2 Pianos



rec. live in Paris, France, Febr. 22/23, 1979

Adda 590119


= Swing Land CD

  Willie Mabon & Jean-Paul Amouroux:
Boogie Woogie For 2 Pianos Vol. 2


Milan unissued
491980The first Blues Sampler

Louisiana Red & Sunnyland Slim Blues Band
- Chicago, Glad To Be Back Home
J.B. Lenoir
- I Feel So Good
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
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
L+R 42.006 (Germany 1980)

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

L + R discography

501980Willie Mabon: I'm The Fixer

- I'm The Fixer [USA 741]
- Lover Gal [previously unissued]
- Just Got Some [USA 735]
- I'm Hongry [USA 750]
- Some More [USA 759]
- Don't Let That Music Die [previously unissued]

- Somebody Gotta Pay [USA 767]
- Harmonica Special (instr) [USA 767]
- New Orleans Blues [USA 759]
- Some Time I Wonder [USA 787]
- Something For Nothing [USA 805]
- Baby Sweet [USA 805]




Jewel / P-Vine PLP-9017
(Jp 1980)

notes by Alan Balfour







= Flyright LP 580 (UK 1981)
"Original USA recordings
1963-64"

Flyright discography

511981
DLP
American Folk Blues Festival '80

Louisiana Red
- Pretty Woman
- I Wonder Who
- Lonesome Train
- Tribute To Mama Spivey
- Labour Blues
- Thirty Dirty Women *

Willie Mabon
- Mabon's Boogie []
- I Don't Know #
Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash
- Shake, Rattle And Roll
- Flip, Flop And Fly
Eunice Davis
- Rock Little Daddy
Hubert Sumlin & Carey Bell
- Gamblin' Woman
- I Got A Little Thing They Call The Swing
Carey Bell
- One Day I Get Lucky
- Nineteen Years Old
- What My Mama Told Me
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I get To Drinking
- Sunnyland's New Orleans Boogie
Eddie Taylor
- Dust My Broom
- There'll Be A Day

* not on CD

rec. April 20/22th, and May 5/7th, 1980 in Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf, Germany
[] Willie Mabon, p
# Willie Mabon, voc, p; Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor, g; Bob Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr [not, as indicated in CD booklet: 'Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash with Louisiana Red']

DLP
click to enlarge !
L+R 42.013

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
(=) LR CD-2013

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(=) CDLS 42013 (1991)

L + R discography

521982Willie Mabon & His Combo: The Seventh Son

- I Don't Know
- Worry Blues
- I'm Mad
- Night Latch
- You're A Fool
- Monday Woman
- I Got To Go
- Cruisin'
- Late Again

- Would You Baby ?
- Poison Ivy
- Say Man
- Wow I Feel So Good
- Come On Baby
- The Seventh Son
- Lucinda
- Knock On Wood
- Got To Let You Go

Crown Prince IG-402 (Swe)
531982Willie Mabon: I'm A Heart Regulator
Blues Roots Vol. 16

- I Don't Know [Parrot 1050 / Chess 1531]
- Begger Or Bandit [previously unissued]
- You're A Fool [Chess 1548]
- Monday Woman [Chess 1548]
- Willie's Blues [previously unissued]
- Someday You Gotta Pay [previously unissued]
- Poison Ivy [previously unissued]

- I'm Mad At You [previously unissued]
- Lonely Blues [previously unissued]
- I'm Tired [previously unissued]
- He Lied [previously unissued]
- Knock On Wood [Chess 1627]
- Why Did It Happen To Me [previously unissued]
- Seventh Son [Chess 1608]

'Blues Roots' series originally compiled by Manfred Miller & Wolfgang Michels
cover photo by Stephanie Wiesand

Chess GCH 8099 / Chess CH 9189 prod. for reissue by Milton Malden, Norman Schoenfeld & Freddi Jefferies
notes by Manfred Miller

Teldec/Chess 6.24806 AG
(Germany 1982)








= Sugar Hill/Chess CH 9189
(US 1984)






= Green Line/Chess
GCH 8099 (It 198?)


'Blues Roots' discography

541984Willie Mabon: Mr. I-Don't-Know Man

- Knock On Wood
- The Seventh Son
- Poison Ivy
- You're A Fool
- He Lied
- Willie's Blues
- Say Man
- Someday You Gotta Pay

- I Don't Know
- Worry Blues
- Monday Woman
- Night Latch
- I'm Mad At You
- I'm Mad
- I Got To Go
- Why Did It Happen To Me



Chess / P-Vine PLP-6020 (Jp)
551984Willie Mabon: CHESS Masters

- I Don't Know
- Beggar Or Bandit
- You're A Fool
- Monday Woman
- Willie's Blues
- Someday You Gotta Pay
- Poison Ivy

- I'm Mad (alt. track)
- Lonely Blues
- I'm Tired
- He Lied
- Knock On Wood
- Why Didn't It Happen To Me
- The Seventh Son



Chess CXMP 2056
561986Atlantic Blues: Piano

- Yancey Special - Jimmy Yancey
- Talkin' Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery
- Mournful Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Farish Street Jive - Little Brother Montgomery *
- Salute To Pinetop - Jimmy Yancey
- Vicksburg Blues 1951 - Little Brother Montgomery *
- Shave 'Em Dry - Jimmy Yancey

- Frankie And Johnny - Champion Jack Dupree
- T.B. Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Strollin' - Champion Jack Dupree
- Ball The Wall - Professor Longhair *
- Tipitina - Professor Longhair
- Blue Sender - Vann Piano Man Walls
- After Midnight - Vann Piano Man Walls


- Roll 'Em Pete - Joe Turner with Pete Johnson, p
- 'Fore Day Rider - Jay McShann
- Cherry Red - Jay McShann Joe Turner with Pete Johnson, p *
- My Chile - Jay McShann
- Cow Cow Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Albert's Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
- Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis

- Ray's Blues - Ray Charles *
- Low Society - Ray Charles
- A Bit Of Soul - Ray Charles *
- Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon
- Floyd's Blues - Floyd Dixon
- After Hours Blues - Texas Johnny Brown
- Junco Partner - Doctor John

- I Don't Know - Willie Mabon #

* not included on CD reissue
# rec. October 24, 1976 in Chicago; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Mick Jagger, hca; Lurrie Bell, b; Morris Jennings, dr; prod. by Ahmet Ertegun & Mick Jagger
2 LP set
notes by Jim O'Neal

Atlantic 7-81694-1

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

Atlantic 7-81713-1

4 CD set

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

56a1987The 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
56a1991The Blues   Volume 6
'50s Rarities

- Goin' Back Home - Howlin' Wolf
- Juke (U 7437-4) - Little Walter [previously unissued]
- Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller
- Date Bait - Blue Smitty & His String Men
- Lake Michigan - Memphis Minnie
- What Kind Of Gal Is That? - Little Joe E. Lee
- I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Would You Call Me A Fool? - Percy Mayfield
- All Night Long - Muddy Waters
- Gary Stomp - John Brim
- Overseas - Floyd Jones
- Got Lonesome Here - Eddie Boyd
- Messin' Around With The Blues - Alberta Adams

- I'm Mad (alt tk) - Willie Mabon [previously unissued]
- Alarm Clock Blues - Floyd Dixon
- Don't Drive Me Baby - Lowell Fulson



Chess/MCA CH/CHD-
9330 (1991)
56b1992The Ultimate Blues Collection Volume 2

CD 1:
Willie Mabon
- I Don't Know
- Rainy Night In Georgia
Carey Bell
- She's Nineteen Years Old
Fernest Arcenaux
- The Things I Used To Do
Archie Edwards
- Boogie Woogie Mama #
Big Jay McNeely
- Pretty Girls
- Country Boy
Detroit Gary Wiggins
- That What You Doin' To Me
Luther Allison
- The Dock Of The Bay
- Let's Try It Again


CD 2:
John Lee Hooker
- Introduction
- Goin' To California
- Black Night Is Falling
- Crawlin' Kingsnake
John Cephas
- Richmond Blues #
- St. James Infirmary #
Louisiana Red
- Louisiana Boogie
- When My Mama Was Livin'
- Got Sad News
- Stop Doggin' Me Around
Sam Chatmon
- I Gets The Blues #
- St. Louis Blues
#

CD 3:
Champion Jack Dupree
- Wine, Wine, Wine
- You Can Make It
Memphis Piano Red
- Mother-In-Law Blues #
- Barrelhouse Blues #
Erwin Helfer and The Chicago Allstars
- Sneaky Pete
- 4 O'clock Blues
Tommy Tucker
- Blues Had A Baby
- Hard Luck Blues
- Five Long Years #
- Drifting Blues
#

# previously unreleased
3 CD set



Chrisly CM 11002
("Chrisly Blues Box")

Ornament discography

56c1992The Ultimate Blues Collection Volume 3

CD 1:
Karen Carroll
- Little Red Rooster
- Woke Up This Morning
- Big Boss Man
- Sweet Home Chicago
Maisha Grant
- Help Me Through The Day
- Mellow Down Easy
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter
- Please Love Me
The Cat
- Tin Roof Rules
Katie Webster
- When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
- Misty Blue


CD 2:
Thomas Shaw
- I'm Broke And I Haven't Got A Dime
- Sail Along Little Girl
Joanna Connor
- Guitar Woman
- The Sky Is Crying
VGO / Ed Morris
- Talking Hard Luck Blues
James 'Son' Thomas
- Bull Cow Blues
Luther Allison
- Fight
- Freedom
Thomas Shaw
- Smokey Mountain
- Mini Blues
Sam Chatmon
- Sittin' On Top Of The World


CD 3:
Willie Mabon
- Klickety Klock
- Lover Girl
- Dorsey's Boogie
- The Seventh Son
The Cat
- I Love My Baby
- Came Home This Morning
- Rockin' The Subway
'Big Moose' Walker
- Don't Cry Baby
Little Willie Littlefield
- Adam Come And Get Your Bone
- Prisoner For Tonight
Tommy Tucker
- Trouble In Mind



3 CD set



Chrisly CM 11003
("Chrisly Blues Box")
571993Willie Mabon: Seventh Son
Charly Masterworks Vol. 44

- I Don't Know
- I'm Mad (alt tk)
- Got To Have It
- Beggar Or Bandit
- You're A Fool
- Monday Woman
- I'm Tired
- Lonely Blues
- Willie's Blues
- Poison Ivy
- He Lied
- Someday You Gotta Pay
- The Seventh Son
- Knock On Wood
- Why Didn't It Happen To Me
- I'm Mad At You

1952-1960 Formal, USA, Mad recordings

Charly CDBM44
581993Sunnyland Slim: House Rent Party
with Jimmy Rogers, Willie Mabon, St. Louis Jimmy, ...

- I'm Just A Lonesome Man
- Sad Old Sunday (Mother's Day)

Willie Mabon
- Boogie Man
- Hard Time (When Mother's Gone)
- Chicago Woman
- I'm In Love
- Bad Times (Cost Of Living)
- Nervous Breakdown

Willie Mabon
- It Keeps Rainin'
- Brown Skin Woman
- Old Age Has Got Me
- That's All Right
- Sad Old Sunday (alternate)
- I'm Just A Lonesome Man (alternate) - Bad Times (alternate)

Delmark DE 655
(Apollo series)

www.delmark.com

591994Hubert Sumlin: Blues Anytime!

- It's You Baby *
- Love You Woman *
- Everytime I Get To Drinking *
- When I Feel Better *
- Blues Anytime *
- I Love *
- Leavy
[sic] Camp Moan *
- My Babe *
- Hubert's Blues *
- We Gonna Jump *
- Big Legged Woman *
- Too Late For Me To Pray *

- Mabon's Boogie #
- I Don't Know #
- Woodchopping Blues []
- I Love []
- Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky []

* rec. Nov. 1, 1964 at the Amiga-Studios in East-Berlin, Germany; Hubert Sumlin with Sunnyland Slim, Willie Dixon, Clifton James (from L + R 42.004 (1981))

# rec. April 20/22th, and May 5/7th, 1980 in Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf, Germany; Willie Mabon, voc, p; Hubert Sumlin, voc, g; Eddie Taylor, el. g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr (from L + R 42.013 (1981))
[] rec. March 17, 1981 at the Siegerlandhalle. Siegen, Germany; Hubert Sumlin, voc, g; Louisiana Red, voc, g; Lurrie Bell, g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr (from L + R 42.022 (1981))
click to enlarge !
L + R CDLR 72010

L + R discography

601995The Best of Willie Mabon: I Don't Know
Chicago Rhythm & Blues Piano

- I Got To Have Some
- Mean Mistreater
- Why Did It Happen To Me
- Fannie Mae
- Sometime I Wonder
- I'm Hungry
- Just Got Some
- Harmonica Special
- Too Hot To Handle
- Somebody's Gotta Pay
- I Don't Know
- Shake That Thing
- Dorsey's Boogie Woogie
- Little Red Rooster
- Rockin' Willie

Wolf WBJ 020
611997Chess Blues Piano Greats

disc 1:
Eddie Boyd
Otis Spann

disc 2:
Willie Mabon
- Don't Know
- Worry Blues
- I'm Mad
- Got To Have It
- Monday Woman
- I Got To Go
- Life Could Be Miserable
- Late Again
- Willie's Blues
- Say Man
- Poison Ivy
- Wow! I Feel So Good
- The Seventh Son
- Lucinda
- Someday You Will Have To Pay
- He Lied
- Knock On Wood
- I Love My Baby
Lafayette Leake
- Slow Leake
- Wrinkles (live)
- Swiss Boogie (live)
2 CD set

MCA 9385
621999I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume One

CD One
Willie Mabon
- Michelle
- I´m Hungry
- I Don't Know
- New Orleans Blues
- I'm The Fixer
James Brewer
- I Know A Woman, She Lives Up The Hill
- Big Road Blues
- Blues In The Morning, Blues Every Turn Around
- Poor Kelly Blues
- I Don't No Woman, She Got Hair Like Drops Of Rain
Eddie Boyd (+ Mike Bloomfield)
- Five Long Years
- Early Grave
- The Big Question
- Look Over Younder Wall
Yank Rachell (+ John Lee Granderson, Mike Bloomfield)
- Going To Pack Up My Things And
- Every Night And Day, I Hear My Baby Call My Name
- My Baby Rocks Me
- My Baby's Gone, Soon I´ll Be Gone Myself



CD Two
Johnny Young (+ Slim Willis, Otis Spann, Robert Whitehead)
- Why Did You Break My Heart
- Better Cut It Out
- My Baby Walked Out And Left
- Step By, Baby
- Monkey-Face Woman
Sunnyland Slim (+ Mike Bloomfield)
- Brownskin Woman - It's You Baby
- One Room Country Shack
- Sunnyland's Jump
- Rock Me
Big Walter Horton (+ Robert Nighthawk)
- Let's Have A Good Time
- Mean Mistreater
- I'm In The Mood
- Louise, Louise
- You Don't Mistreat Me
- Trouble In Mind

Interviews
Willie Mabon
James Brewer
Eddie Boyd
Yank Rachell
2 CD set



Jefferson Records
SBACD 12653/4

www.jeffersonbluesmag.com

631999Chicago Blues From Federal Records

Kid Thomas
- Wolf Pack
- The Spell
- Jivin' Mess
- You're Fine
- Come Here Woman
- Beulah Come Back
- Here Is My Story
- Ride On, Ride On
Smokey Smothers
- I've Been Drinking Muddy Water
- Blind And Dumb Man Blues
- Hello Little School Girl [Federal 12466]
- Come On Rock Little Girl

Willie Mabon
- Light Up Your Lamp
- Rosetta Rosetta
- It's Gonna Hurt You
- Got To Find My Baby
Bobby King
- I Want You To Rock Me
- Two Telephones
- W-A-S-T-E-D
- What A Day What A Night
Eddie Clearwater
- Real Good Time
- Hey Bernardine



(=) Ace CDCHD 717
(UK 1999)
642002Don't Worry 'bout The Bear

disc 1
- Shake Your Boogie - Snooky Pryor
- After You There Won't Be Nobody Else - Snooky Pryor
- Crossroads - Homesick James
- Highway 51 - Homesick James
- Honeydripper - Big John Wrencher
- Seems Like A Million Years - Eddie "Playboy" Taylor
- Ready For Eddie - Eddie "Playboy" Taylor
- Don't Worry 'Bout the Bear - Doctor Ross
- I'm A Mannish Boy - Doctor Ross
- Got Something To Tell You [live] - Doctor Ross, Chicago Aces
- Sneaky Pete - Erwin Helfer
- Homage To AA And PJ - Erwin Helfer, Bob Hall
- Texas Flood - Whispering Smith
- Walkin' In The Park - Lightnin' Slim
- 12th Street Boogie - G.P. Jackson
- Meet Me In The Alley - Johnny Mars, Boogie Woogie Red & Baby Boy Warren


disc 2
- She's in L.A. - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- Do It If You Wanna - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- Viper Song - Boogie Woogie Red
- I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
- It's My Own Fault - Johnny Mars
- I've Been Down So Long - Johnny Mars

- Klickety Klock - Willie Mabon
- Blues Fell This Morning - Mickey Baker
- I'll Always Be In Love With You - Mickey Baker
- Alimony - Tommy Tucker
- Buzzard Luck - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
- Blues For My Baby - Charles Brown
- So Tired - Gene "The Mighty Flea" Connors
- Let The Good Times Roll - Gene "The Mighty Flea" Connors
- Honky Tonk - Gene "The Mighty Flea" Connors
- When A Woman Loves A Man - Cousin Joe
2 CD set
notes by Jim Simpson

Indigo IGOXDCD 2503 (UK)


= Sanctuary CD 81268 (2003)


= Castle CD 36170 (US 2005)

652002The 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 061209

= Varese Sarabande

662005The Chronological Willie Mabon 1949 - 1954

- Bogey Man
- It Keeps Raining
- Worry Blues
- I Don't Know
- I'm Mad
- Got To Have It
- Beggar Or Bandit
- Night Latch
- You're A Fool
- Monday Woman
- I Got To Go
- Cruisin'
- I'm Tired
- Would You Baby ?
- Late Again
- Come On Baby
- Lonely Blues
- Willie's Blues
- Poison Ivy
- Say Man

Classics CD 5154
(Blues & Rhythm Series)
672013Willie Mabon: Willie's Blues
The Greatest Hits 1952 - 1957

- Worry Blues
- I'm Mad
- Got To Have It
- Beggar Or Bandit
- You're A Fool
- Monday Woman
- I Got To Go
- Life Could Be Miserable
- I'm Tired
- Late Again
- Poison Ivy
- Say Man
- Lonely Blues
- Willie's Blues
- Wow I Feel So Good
- Someday You Will Have To Pay
- He Lied
- The Seventh Son
- Lucinda
- Knock On Wood
- Light Up Your Lamp
- Rosetta Rosetta
- It's Gonna Hurt You
- Got To Find My Baby






Jasmine JASMCD 3040
 

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Bez Turner, Guido van Rijn & Jim O'Neal (with help from Alan Balfour): Willie Mabon discography.- Blues Unlimited 143 (1982), p. 29 - 31
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/aristocrat.html (Aristocrat discography)
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/chess2.html (Chess discography)
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/parrot.html (Parrot discography)
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/crown/crown.htm
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of L + R 42003; photographer: Willy Leiser

thanks to Alan Balfour, Marc Claes, Phil Wight and Lex Jansen for additional info / label scans

 

Odie Payne, Little Johnny Jones, Willie Mabon, Big Bill Hill, Sam Dawson, Caledonia Lounge, Chicago 1950; source: Blues Forum Nr. 2 (März/April/Mai 1981), p. 41; photoshop treated by Stefan Wirz
Odie Payne, Little Johnny Jones, Willie Mabon, Big Bill Hill, Sam Dawson, Caledonia Lounge, Chicago 1950
source: Blues Forum Nr. 2 (März/April/Mai 1981), p. 41; photoshop treated by Stefan Wirz

 

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