Brother
John Sellers

b. May 27, 1924 in Clarksdale, Mississippi
d. March 27, 1999 in New York City (Manhattan)

discography
B R O T H E R   J O H N   S E L L E R S; source: front cover of London LL 1705
source: front cover of London LL 1705  

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

Brother John Sellers 78 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11945BROTHER JOHN SELLERS

- Let Us Run While The Sun Is Shining (You Better Run) (N 570) #
- My Crown (N 574) *

rec. May 1945 in Chicago
# BROTHER JOHN SELLERS Gospel Singing with Melba Pope and Her Gospel Trio
* BROTHER JOHN SELLERS Gospel Singing with Piano by Melba Pope
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Chicago 108
21945Big Johnny Sellers / Melba Pope Trio

Big Johnny Sellers
- Shorty Come Out From Under My Bed (IN 115)
Melba Pope Trio
- ???


rec. Chicago?, May 1945; John B. Sellers, voc; Melba Pope, p; Huey Long or Johnny Johns, g; Allan Lott, b

Southern 128
31945Brother John Sellers

- He Came All the Way Down
- Bye And Bye

rec. Chicago?, May 1945; John B. Sellers, voc;

Southern 132
41946JOHN SELLERS

- Rockin' Mama Blues (UN 30)
- Mirror Blues (UN 23)

rec. May 1945 in Chicago?; John B. Sellers, voc; Melba Pope, p; Huey Long or Johnny Johns, g; Allan Lott, b
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Queen 4114
[Syd Nathan's 1945-1947
sublabel of King Records]
51947BROTHER SELLERS

- Precious Lord (2654-3)
- Beginning Of Sorrow (2656-5)

rec. c. October 1946; John Sellers, voc; p; vibraharp; b; dr
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Miracle 106
61947BROTHER SELLERS

- Move On Up A Little Higher (2655-2?)
- Just Wait A Little While (2657)

rec. c. October 1946; John Sellers, voc; p; vibraharp; b; dr
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Miracle 107
71947John Sellers

- Farewell Night Life (D7VB 312)
- Play Around With My Head (D7VB 315) ["Since My Baby Left Me"]

rec. Chicago, February 12, 1947; John B. Sellers, voc; James Clark, p; Leonard Caston, g; Willie Dixon, b; Charles Sanders, dr
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RCA Victor 20-2238
81947John Sellers

- Let Me Be Your Sidetrack (D7VB 313)
- Mama, What You Gonna Do (D7VB 314)

rec. Chicago, February 12, 1947; John B. Sellers, voc; James Clark, p; Leonard Caston, g; Willie Dixon, b; Charles Sanders, dr
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RCA Victor 20-2418
97/1949Rev. John Sellers

- Coming Back Home (UB9514)
- Day Is Passed (UB9517)

rec. c. December 1948

Miracle 138
101959?Brother John Sellers

Cal "Caldonia" Palmer and Little Brother's Jazz Blues Band
- Busy Bootin' And You Can't Come In (A)
Brother John and Little Brother's Jazz Band
- Shakin' That Thing (B) *

# rec. c. 1959 in Chicago; Lil Palmore, voc; John Sellers, voc, Le Roi Nabors, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jack Cooley, dr
* rec. ??? in Chicago; John Sellers, voc, Le Roi Nabors, tp; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Robert Lockwood, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Jack Cooley, dr

Ebony 1095
111951LUCKY MILLINDER And His Orchestra

- The Right Kind Of Lovin' #
- It's Been A Long Long Time *

# feat. Annisteen Allen, Melvin Moore & John Sellers
* feat. Melvin Moore

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King 4496
121952JOHNNY SELLERS

- Don't Knock At My Door (K 8054)
- Turn The Lights Down Low (K 8055)

rec. New York, September 20, 1951; John Sellers, voc; David "Bubber" Brooks, ts; Sonny Thompson, p; Jimmy Shirley, g; Carl Pruitt, b; Kelly Martin, dr

King 4498
131952JOHNNY SELLERS

- Heavyweight Mama (K 8052-1)
- I Really Love You (K 8053-2)

rec. New York, September 20, 1951; John Sellers, voc; David "Bubber" Brooks, ts; Sonny Thompson, p; Jimmy Shirley, g; Carl Pruitt, b; Kelly Martin, dr
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King 4567
148/1952JOHNNY SELLERS

- Josie Jones (U-2129) #
- Rock Me In The Cradle (U-2130)

rec. Chicago, May 1, 1952; John Sellers, voc; John Porter, ts; bs, # org, b, dr
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Chance 1120
151952JOHNNY SELLERS

- Blues, This Ain't No Place For You (U-2197)
- Mighty Lonesome (U-2200)

rec. Universal Recording, Chicago, September 1952; Johnny Sellers, voc; King Kolax Orchestra (more info)
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Chance 1123
   

- Too Many Heartaches (U-2198)
- The Jay Bird Story (U-2199)
- Christmas Time Blues (U-2201)
- The World (U-2203)

rec. Universal Recording, Chicago, September 1952; Johnny Sellers, voc; King Kolax Orchestra (more info)

Chance unissued
161953JOHNNY SELLERS   King Kolax Orchestra

- Mirror Blues (U-2202)
- Newport News (U-2204)

rec. Universal Recording, Chicago, September 1952; Johnny Sellers, voc; King Kolax Orchestra (more info)
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Chance 1138
171955JOHNNY FRANK

- Li'l Lover (H 1175)
- Oh Darlin' (H 1176)

rec. New York, c. November 1955; John Sellers, voc; ts; bs; Ernie Hayes, p; Mickey Baker, g
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Herald 453
   

- Sorrowful Soul (H 1174)
- There Is No You For Me (H 1177)

rec. New York, c. November 1955; John Sellers, voc; ts; bs; Ernie Hayes, p; Mickey Baker, g
Herald unissued

LP / CD compilations
181954Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs

- John Henry
- Farewell Work Life
- Doretha Boogie

- Boll Weevil
- Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves Of Bread
- Down By The Riverside   @ youtube

rec January 22, 1954 in New York City; Brother John Sellers, voc; Sir Charles Thompson, p; Ruby Braff, trumpet: Freddie Greene, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, dr (Count Basie rhythm section); production supervision by John Hammond

cover drawing by Charles White

10 inch LP
notes by John Hammond
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Vanguard VRS 8005
(Jazz Showcase series)

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= Vanguard PPT 12008
(UK 1955)

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= Vanguard KIJJ-2095 (Jp)

Vanguard 79036-2 (1996)
Vanguard / Ace VMD 8005 (2006)

191954Brother John Sellers:
Jack Of Diamonds


- Jack Of Diamonds
- I Love You, Baby
- Sally Go Round The Sunshine
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

- Let Us Run
- I've Been Lonesome, I've Been Worried
- When I've Been Drinking
- Lonesome Road
- Great Day

rec. March 10, 1954 in New York; Brother John Sellers, voc; Sonny Terry, hca; Johnny Johns [Jones?], g
cover drawing by Charles White
10 inch LP
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Vanguard VRS 7022 (US)

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= Vanguard PPT 12017
(UK 1957; pressed by PYE)

Vanguard 79036-2 (1996)
Vanguard / Ace VMD 8005 (2006)

201957Brother John Sellers In London
... sings a programme of blues, ballads and spirituals

- In The Evening (DR 23210)
- Oh! Little Girl (DR 23211)
- Backwater Blues (DR 23212)
- Mamie (DR 23213)
- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (DR 23214)
- All These Days Are The Beginning Of Sorrow (DR 23215)

- They Call Me A Blind Man (DR 23216)
- Oh! What Kind Of Woman (DR 23217)
- I Want A True Lover (DR 23218)
- You Been Gone Too Long (DR 23219)
- The House Of The Rising Sun (DR 23220)
- Chicago Hop (DR 23221)

rec. March 8, 1957 in London; Brother John Sellers, voc; Al Fairweather, tp; Wally Fawkes, cl; Stan Greig, p; William "Diz" Disley, g; Frank Clarke, b; Tony Kinsey, dr
12 inch LP
notes by Paul Oliver
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London LL 1705 (mono)

= Decca LK 4197 (UK 1958)
"In The Evening"

211957Brother John Sellers in London

- In The Evening
- Mamie

- Back Water Blues
- Oh! What Kind Of Woman

rec. March 8, 1957 in London; Brother John Sellers, voc; Al Fairweather, tp; Wally Fawkes, cl; Stan Greig, p; William "Diz" Disley, g; Frank Clarke, b; Tony Kinsey, dr
7 inch 45 rpm EP
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London DFE 6457

notes by Werner Burkhardt
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= Decca-EP DX 2033

221957"Brother John" Sellers:
Blues And Spirituals


- Lucy Mae Blues
- Railroad Man Blues

- Love Is A Story
- He Come All The Way Down

rec. May 13, 1957 in Paris, France; John Sellers, voc; Guy Lafitte, ts; George Arvanitas, p; Pierre Michelot, b; Kenny Clarke, dr
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Columbia ESDF 1157 (Fr)
(Columbia Jazz Stars series)

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= Columbia SEG 7740 (UK)

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(=) Sackville SKCD2-2074
(Can 2009) "Paris 1957"

231957"Brother John" Sellers

- Hands Off
- Baby, How Long How Long
- Morning Noon And Night
- You've Been Gone Five Years
- I Cried For You
- Woke Up This Morning

- Blue Suede Shoes
- Miss Otis Regrets
- I Have The Blues Every Day
- I'm Gonna Move On The Outskirts Of Town
- Let's Rock And Roll

rec. November 14-29, 1957 in Paris, France; Brother John Sellers, voc; Guy Lafitte, ts; Georges Arvanitas, p; Christian Garros, dr
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Columbia FPX 149 (Fr)

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(=) Sackville SKCD2-2074
(Can 2009) "Paris 1957"

241957Brother John Sellers:
Blues And Spirituals


- Doretha Boogie
- Farewell Work Life

- Down By The Riverside
- Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves Of Bread
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Vanguard EPP 14002 (UK)
251959Brother John Sellers:
Baptist Shouts! & Gospel Songs


- I'm Coming Back Home To Live With Jesus
- Precious Lord
- He's My Rock   @ youtube
- Wade In The Water
- God Is Coming On The Clouds   @ youtube
- I Had A Dream

- Sinner Man
- Only Believe
- He Took My Feet Out Of The Miry Clay
- Little Wooden Church On The Hill   @ youtube
- Sing On My Singer
- How Come Me Here

rec. May 1959 in New York; John Sellers, voc; Haywood Henry, fl, ts; Ernest Hayes, p, org; Herman Stevens, p; Mickey Baker, g; Lloyd Trotman, b; Panama Francis, dr
notes by Thomas Dorsey
and Brother John Sellers
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Monitor MF 335 (mono)
= MFS 335 (stereo)

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Smithsonian Folkways
Recordings
Custom Compact Disc
www.folkways.si.edu

261959Brother John Sellers sings "big boat up the river" and other blues and folk songs
- Big Boat Up The River
- Feeling Sad And Blue
- Trouble Is A Woman
- Something Strange Is Going On Wrong
- When I Was A Little Boy
- You Got A Line And I'll Get A Pole

- Chain Gang
- Strange Fruit
- City Called Heaven
- Watermelon On The Vine
- Prison Wall Blues  
- Martha Blues

rec. New York, May 1959; John Sellers, voc; Ernest Hayes, p; Mickey Baker, g; Panama Francis, dr; Haywood Henry, fl, ten sax; Lloyd Trotman, b
notes by John Sellers
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Monitor MP 505 (mono)

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= Monitor MPS 6002 (stereo)

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= Arteco TS 101 (Fr)

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Smithsonian Folkways
Recordings
Custom Compact Disc
www.folkways.si.edu

271960Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs

- Jack Of Diamonds *
- Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves Of Bread #
- I Love You Baby *
- Sally Go Round The Sunshine *
- Every Day I Have The Blues *
- Boll Weevil #
- Great Day *
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen *

- John Henry #
- Farewell Work Life #
- Let Us Run *
- When I've Been Drinking *
- Doretha Boogie *
- Lonesome Road *
- Down By The Riverside #

# from Vanguard VRS 8005
* from Vanguard VRS 7022
12 inch LP
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Vanguard VRS 9036 (mono)
= VSD 79036 (stereo)

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= Fontana TFL 6005
(UK 1962)

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= Amadeo 9023 (Austria)

Vanguard 79036-2 (1996)

28196?Folksong Digest

Odetta
- If I Had A Hammer
Joan Baez
- Banks Of The Ohio
Leon Bibb
- East Virginia
The Weavers
- The Boll Weevil
Odetta
- No More Cane On The Brazos

Brother John Sellers, Sonny Terry
- When I've Been Drinkin'
The Weavers
- Wimoweh
Odetta
- Dark As A Dungeon


Brother John Sellers, Sonny Terry
- I Love You, Baby
Leon Bibb
- Skillett
The Weavers
- Follow The Drinking Gourd
Joan Baez
- Rambler Gambler
Leon Bibb
- Darlin'
Odetta
- Pay Day At Coal Creek

Brother John Sellers, Sonny Terry
- Great Day
Joan Baez
- Fennario



Amadeo AVRS-9125
 1964Brother John Sellers
backed by J.B. Lenoir, Willie Dixon & Thomas A. Dorsey

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meanwhile video has been removed from youtube

Jubilee Showcase 31
291965Conversation With The Blues
A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver

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


LP accompanying Paul Oliver's book by the same title

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Decca LK 4664

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

301969Ella Jenkins (with Brother John Sellers, Joseph Brewer)
A Long Time To Freedom
gospel songs, work songs, spirituals, songs of freedom

- The Wilderness
- I'm Gonna Tell God All My Troubles
- Heaven

- When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
- Tol' My Captain
- I'm Gonna Ride This Train
- Jimbo
- Another Man Done Gone

- Soft Pedal Blues

- Po' Man's Blues
- A Friendly Loan
- How High's The Water

- An Old Lady and Her House
- If You Ever Get Down
- Freedom's Coming Mighty Soon
- A Long Time
+ Guy Guilbert, g
Stu Black, engineer

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Asch AHS 850
= Folkways FC 7520

1992 reissued as CD:
Smithsonian Folkways 45034

www.folkways.si.edu

ellajenkins.com

311976Blues From The Windy City
Chicago In Transition 1946 - 1952

Bill 'Jazz' Gillum
- Country Woman Blues

John Sellers
- Let Me Be Your Sidetrack [RCA Victor 20-2418]
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Bring Another Half Pint
Willie 'Long Time' Smith
- Due Respects To You
Eddie Boyd
- I Had To Let Her Go
Bill 'Jazz' Gillum
- Take One More Chance With Me
Tampa Red
- Maybe Some Day
Guitar Pete Franklin
- Casey Brown Blues

Tampa Red
- It's Good Like That
Memphis Minnie
- Tears On My Pillow
Bill 'Jazz' Gillum
- Look What You Are Today
Walter Davis
- What May Your Troubles Be
Guitar Pete Franklin
- Down Behind The Rise
Willie 'Long Time ' Smith
- Flying Cloud Boogie
James 'Beal St.' Clark
- You Can't Make The Grade
Walter Davis
- Tears Came Rollin' Down
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Flyright LP 4713

Flyright discography

31a1993Burt Munk & Company: Black Folk Music In America Vol. 1
Songs of Slavery. Black Songs of the Civil War

- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
- Go Down Moses (Let My People Go)
- Michael, Row The Boat Ashore
- Steal Way To Jesus

- Oh Freedom
- No More Auction Block For Me
- Give Us A Flag
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Slavery's Chain Done Broke At Last

"Brother John Sellers sings of different periods to reflect different experiences, events and emotions"; author: Milton Lamb
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SVE Educations Library
A-682 (1970 ?)

2 VHS video cassettes
(duration: 15 + 16 min)
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31b1993Burt Munk & Company: Black Folk Music In America Vol. 2
Black Songs after the Civil War. Black Songs of Modern Times

- Goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad
- When I Was A Cowboy
- St. Louis Blues
- Lift Every Voice And Sing

- The Ballad Of The Boll Weevil
- I Wonder When I'll Get To Be Called A Man
- Hallelujah, I'm A Travelin'
- We Shall Overcome
- Free At Last

"Brother John Sellers sings of different periods to reflect different experiences, events and emotions"; author: Milton Lamb
2 VHS video cassettes
(duration: 15 + 16 min)

321996Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs

- Jack Of Diamonds
- Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves Of Bread
- I Love You Bay
- Sally Go Round The Sunshine
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Boll Weevil
- Great Day
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
- John Henry
- Farewell Work Life
- Let Us Run
- When I've Been Drinking
- Doretha Boogie
- Lonesome Road
- Down By The Riverside

VRS 8005 and VRS 7022

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Vanguard 79036-2

332006Brother John Seller Sings Blues And Folk Songs

- John Henry
- Farewell Work Life
- Doretha Boogie
- Boll Weevil
- Two Little Fishes
- Down By The Riverside
- I Love You Baby
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- When I've Been Drinking
- Jack Of Diamonds
- I've Been Lonesome, I've Been Worried
- Nobody Knows The Troubles I've Seen
- Let Us Run
- Great Day
- Sally Go Round The Sunshine
- Lonesome Road
VRS 8005 and VRS 7022

notes by Chris Smith



Vanguard / Ace VMD 8005

www.acerecords.co.uk

34200?Rare Chicago R&B Vol. 2

- Rock Daddy Rock - Big Bertha Henderson
- Somebody Help Me - Leon Tarver
- Tell Me Why Why Why - Bobby Prince
- Come Back Little Daddy - Lou Mac
- Brand New Man - Barrel House Blott
- Calling Baby - Johnny Rodgers
- So Many Days - Skippy Brown

- Blues This Ain't No Place For You - Johnny Sellers [Chance 1123]
- This Crooked World - Freddie Hall
- The Judge - Jimmy Binkley & His Blue Notes
- Didn't I Tell You - Dr- Jo Jo Adams
- Take Your Trouble To A Friend - Lou Mac
- Hey Hey Sugar Ray - Jimmy Binkley

- Rock Me In The Cradle - Johnny Sellers [Chance 1120]
- Chicks Going Crazy - Barrel House Blott
- Wine Wine Wine - Jimmy Binkley
- Albert Is His Name - Lou Mac
- Tears In My Eyes - Big Bertha
- You Made A Boo Boo - Jimmy Binkley
- Knock Me Out - Freddie Hall

- Mighty Lonesome Johnny Sellers [Chance 1123]
- Tale Of Woe - Skippy Brown
- I Want To Hold You - Bobby Prince
- Blue Blue Night - Jimmy Binkley
- My Sympathy - Tasso The Great
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Blue Lake 55-101 (Nl)
352008Classic African American Gospel
- Jesus Going to Make Up My Dying Bed - Horace Sprott
- Oh Lord, I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion - The Starlight Gospel Singers
- Thank You, Lord - Alvin Dockett And Blessed
- When I Was Sinkin' Down - Fisk Jubilee Singers
- Just Got Over At Last - Little Brother Montgomery
- Moses Smote the Waters - The Thrasher Wonders
- Soon, One Mornin' - Willie Gresham
- Dry Bones: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel - The Missionary Quintet
- Holy Ghost - Juanita Johnson And The Gospel Tones
- Where Could I Go - Bunk Johnson
- Oh, What a Beautiful City - Big Bill Broonzy
- You've Got to Move - Two Gospel Keys
- Let the Church Say Amen - Elder Beck
- I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - Bishop Bowen And The Combined Gospel Choirs
- If I Had My Way - Rev. Gary Davis
- Low Down Death Right Easy - Dock Reed

- He's My Rock - Brother John Sellers
- Hallelujah, It Is Done - Elizabeth Cotten
- We Praise Your Holy Name - The Mississippi Mass Choir
- Don't Let His Name Go Down - First Independent Holy Church of God-Unity-Prayer
- Go Tell It on the Mountain - Fannie Lou Hammer
- Been in the Storm So Long - Mary Pinckney
- Every Time I Feel the Spirit / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / They Hung Him on the Cross (Medley) - Lead Belly
- It's Time to Make a Change Madison's Lively Stones
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Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40194
362008The Al Fairweather Collection 1953-1957
disc 1
- Forty And Tight (a)
- Four's Company (a)
- Swinging The Blues (b)
- Dreamed I Had The Blues (b)
- Skinnie Minnie (b)
- St. James Infirmary Blues (b)
- New Orleans Hop Scop Blues (take 2) (c)
- Pauline's Blues (c)
- Margie (c)
- Yama Yama Blues (c)
- At Sundown (c)
- Royal Garden Blues (d)
- Rose Room (d)
- Winin' Boy (d)
- Ostrich Walk (d)
- Nobody's Sweetheart (e)
- New Orleans Hop Scop Blues (take 1) (c)


disc 2
- Somebody Loves Me (g)
- Miss Otis Regrets (f)
- The Lady In Red (f)
- Everybody Loves My Baby (f)
- How Long Blues (g)
- Shimme Sha Wabble (f)
- Shortnin' Bread (g)
- Willie The Weeper (f)
- Blue Post Haste (g)
- Show Me The Way To Go Home (f)

- In The Evening #
- Oh, Little Girl #
- Backwater Blues #
- Mamie #
- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child #
- All These Days Are The Beginning Of Sorrow #
- They Call Me A Blind Man #
- Oh, What Kind Of Woman #
- I Want A True Love #
- You Been Going Too Long #
- The House Of The Rising Sun #
- Chicago Hop #

(a) Humphrey Lyttelton / Al Fairweather Trumpet; Bruce Turner - Alto; Wally fawkes - Clarinet; Sandy Brown - Clarinet; Johnny Parker - Piano; Freddie Legon - Banjo; Micky Ashman - Bass; George Hopkinson - Drums. rec. September 17, 1953
(b) Fairweather - Trumpet; Jeremy French - Trombone; Sandy Brown - Clarinet / Vocal; Stan Greig - Piano; Al McPake - Guitar; Tim Mahn - Bass; Graham Burbridge - Drums. rec. 2nd September 1957
(c) Fairweather - Trumpet; John R.T.Davies - trombone; Henrik Johansen - Clarinet; Diz Disley - Guitar; Major Holley - bass; Burbridge - Drums. rec. July 5, 1956
(d) Albert Nicholas - Clarinet; Fairweather - Trumpet; Adrian Bentzon - Piano; Fridolin Bentzon - Bass; Ole Karn - Drums. rec. September 4, 1954
(e) Fairweather - Trumpet; Davies - Trombone; Brown - Clarinet; Alan Thomas - Piano; Mo Urmansky - Banjo; Brian Parker - Bass; Burbridge - Drums. rec. April 29, 1956
(f) “John Picard’s Angels” Fairweather - Trumpet; John Picard - Trombone; Fawkes - Clarinet; Thomas - Piano; Jim Bray - Bass; Art Fryatt - Drums. rec. April 17, 1955
(g) as (f) Parker - bass replaces Bray; Burbridge - Drums replaces Fryatt. rec. April 10, 1955

# Fairweather - Trumpet; Fawkes - Clarinet; Greig - Piano; Brother John Sellers - Vocal / Tambourine; Disley - Guitar; Frank Clark - bass. Tony Kinsey - Drums; rec. March 18, 1957 in London
London LL 1705 (1957)
= Decca LK 4197 (1958)

2 CD set
notes by Ralph M. Laing
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Lake LACD 260

www.jazznblues.co.uk

372009Brother John Sellers: Paris 1957
with the Guy Lafitte Orchestra

- Lucy Mae Blues #
- Railroad Man Blues #
- Love Is A Story #
- He Came All The Way Down #
- Hands Off *
- How Long Blues *
- Morning Noon And Night *
- You've Been Gone Five Years *
- I Cried For You *
- Woke Up This Morning *
- Blue Suede Shoes *
- Miss Otis Regrets *
- I Have The Blues Every Day *
- I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town *
- Let's Rock And Roll *

# rec. May 13, 1957; previously Columbia ESDF 1157 (1957)
* rec. November 14-29, 1957; previously Columbia FPX 149 (1957)
click to enlarge !
Sackville SKCD2-2074 (Can)

 


picture from HARRIS, Sheldon: Blues Who's Who
A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 452

 

Brother John Sellers as subject of other Artist's recordings
#year
of release
artist / title of songs label # / notes
11975Gary Shearston: The Greatest Stone On Earth and Other Two-Bob Wonders

- Baiame (The Greatest Stone On Earth)
- Tell Old Bill
- See It Through
- Friend To Me

- Sail On Brother John

- Aborigine
- Dirty Old Town
- Lady St. George's Habit
- Higgledy-Piggledy
- The Drover's Dream



click to enlarge !
Charisma 636 9968 (Aus)
= Charisma CSS 1106 (UK)

more info at
www.garyshearston.com

21977Ella Jenkins: Songs, Rhythms And Chants for the Dance

- A New Day's Coming Soon
- I Don't Care Where You Bury My Body
- Plenty Good Room

- Brother John Sellars
- A Bad Man From The Badlands
- Angry Words
- I Heard Him Cry This Morning
- Please Hurry Home
- That's The Way Thing Are
- What's The Matter With Tthe Team?
- A Vivo a Vavo
- Hey Moo Ma Moo Ma Moo Ma Hey
- I Climbed A Mountain
- Africa Llamando (Africa Calling)
- Yemayah, God Of The Sea
- This Is An Afro Mood
- Yemaya, God Of The Sea
- This Is An Afro Mood
- Let Yourself Go
- A Long Time
- Wading In The Water
- diverse interviews




Smithsonian Folkways 45004

www.folkways.si.edu

32001Gary Shearston: Only Love Survives

- Riverina Drover
- Riverina 1984
- Pretty Bonnie
- Hey There, Songman
- Foreign Strand
- Streets Of Forbes

- Sing On, Brother John
- Forty Days
- The Man I Might Have Been
- Song For Kimio Eto
- Love, Don't Ever Make A Fool Of Me Again
- Bonnie's Lullaby




Rouseabout CD RRR3

www.garyshearston.com

Sources:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 479-480
- Harris, Sheldon: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 452-453
- Klaus-Dieter Tilch: Rock LPs 1955-1970, Hamburg (Taurus) 1990,p. 1439
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/chance.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/ebony.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/miracle.html
- http://www.nugrape.net/eps.htm
- Sir Charles Thompson discography
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column: front cover of Vanguard VRS 7022 (drawing by Charles White)

thanks to Alan Balfour, Pierre Monnery and Bill Haller for additional info / label scans

 

Gary Shearston's (Australian) reminiscences of Brother John Sellers

Anthony "Tony" Rotante & John Sellers: Brother John Sellers - A Revised Discography.- Record Research 39 (1961) "A Blues Souvenir Issue"
(Index Record Research 32-39/1961)

Record Research 55 (1963); click to enlarge !

Brother John Sellers obituary

 

The Christian 'praise and worship' singer/songwriter 'John Sellers' is not Brother John Sellers !!!
21984John Sellers: Let Praise Arise


Birdwing BWR 2050
21997John Sellers: Dreams & Visions


King & Bride

Stefan Wirz


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