Lafayette
'Thing'
Thomas
b. June 13, 1928 in Harrison County, Texas (Shreveport, Louisiana)
d. May 20, 1977 in Brisbane, California
discography
L A F A Y E T T E   T O M A S; source: Sheldon Harris' Blues Who's Who p. 509
source: Sheldon Harris' Blues Who's Who p. 509

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

Lafayette Thomas 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11948Bob Geddins and His Cavaliers

- Thinkin' And Thinkin' (CT 5A) #
- Jumping For Julia (CT 5B)

rec. 1948 in Oakland, CA; Sherman Louis, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; B. Bostic, b; # ens voc

Cave Tone 5

= Modern 20-685 (as by
"Bob Geddins' Cavaliers"
or as by "Sherman's
Trio" (5B)

1a1948Bob Geddins CAVALIERS

- Nobody's Business (If I Do) (A 3935) #
- Ghostriders (B)

rec. 1948 in Oakland, CA; John Becknell, George Salter, Elbridge Vann, voc; Sherman Louis, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; B. Bostic, b

Cava-tone 101

# = Gilt-Edge 5022 (1950)

1b1948Bob Geddins CAVALIERS

- (I'm) So Tired I Could Cry (A 3933)
- West Side Jump (Boogie Boy Boogie) (B3934) #

rec. 1948 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc; Sherman Louis, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; B. Bostic, b

Cava-tone 102
# as by "West Side Trio"

= Gilt-Edge 5033 (1951)

1c1948Bob Geddins CAVALIERS

- I'm A Stranger Here (A 3932) #
- St. Louis Blues (B)

rec. 1948 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc; # John Becknell, George Salter, Elbridge Vann, voc; Sherman Louis, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; B. Bostic, b



Cava-tone 103

# = Gilt-Edge 5022 (1950)

1e1948Jimmy Wilson and His All Stars

- Honey Bee (CAV105)
- Please Believe In Me (CAV107)

rec. c. 1948 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Aladdin 3087
21948JIMMY WILSON

Cava-Tone 252:
- It's A Sin To Tell A Lie # (CAV106)
- Mistake In Live (CAV108)

Aladdin 3140:
JIMMY WILSON and the Scatman
- It's A Sin To Tell A Lie # (CAV106)
JIMMY WILSON and His All-Stars
- Mistake In Live (CAV108)

rec. c. 1948 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc; # Scatman Crothers, speech; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Cava-Tone 252




= Aladdin 3140

2a12/1950BOB GEDDINS' CAVALIERS

- Nobody's Business If I Do (A 3935)
- I'm Just A Stranger Here (A 3932)

Cava-Tone 101/103






Gilt-Edge GE-5022

31/1952L. J. Thomas and His Louisiana Playboys

- Baby Take A Chance With Me (U 7393) #
- Sam's Drag (U 7394)

rec. October 1951 in Memphis by Sam Phillips (Sun Records); Lafayette Jerl Thomas, g, # voc; with saxes, p, b, dr

Chess 1493
41952Jimmy Wilson and His All-Stars

- Every Dog Has His Day (SF 2052)
- Lemon Squeezer (SF 2053)

rec. July 11, 1952 in San Francisco; Jimmy Wilson, voc; Que Martyn, ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Aladdin 3169

Aladdin SP 1259 (1985)

51952Jimmy Wilson and His All-Stars

- It's Time To Change (SF 2054-1)
- Any Man's A Fool (SF 2055-1) #

rec. July 11, 1952 in San Francisco; Jimmy Wilson, voc; # Que Martyn, ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Aladdin 3241

Aladdin SP 1259 (1985)

61953Jimmy Wilson and His All-Stars

- Tin Pan Alley (6244)
- Big Town Jump (6245)

rec. 1953 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc, poss b; Que Martyn, ts; sax; King Solomon, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; dr







Big Town 101
71953Jimmie Wilson and His All Stars
with King Solomon on piano

- Call Me A Hound Dog (6262)
- Instrumental Jump (What's Up) (6263) #

rec. 1953 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc, poss b; Que Martyn, ts; sax; King Solomon, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; dr

Big Town 103

# = Modern 1003
as by "Johnny Todd"

81953Jimmy Wilson

- A Woman Is To Blame (6388)
- Blues At Sundown (6389)

rec. 1953 in Oakland, CA; Jimmy Wilson, voc, poss b; Que Martyn, ts; sax; King Solomon, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; dr



Big Town 107
91953Jimmy Wilson and His All Stars

- Ethel Lee (UN 2137-3)
- Tell Me (UN 2140-2)

rec. May 14, 1953 in Los Angeles; Jimmy Wilson, voc; saxes; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr





7-11 2104
101953Jimmy Wilson

- Baby Don't Want Nobody But Me (UN 2138-6)
- Crying Like A Baby Child (UN 2139-2)

rec. May 14, 1953 in Los Angeles; Jimmy Wilson, voc; saxes; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr
scheduled as 7-11 2105
but never issued

Aladdin SP 1259 (1985)

   

- Night Or Day (ACA 2719)

rec. 1953 in Oakland; Lafayette Thomas, g; with p, b, dr
Peacock unissued
111954Jerry Thomas

- Don't Have To Worry (Jumpin' In The Heart Of Town) (MM 2065)
- Lost Mind (Standing At The Back Door Crying) (MM 2066)

rec. 1954 in Oakland; Lafayette Thomas, voc, g; with Johnny Parker, ts; ts; Jimmy McCracklin, p; b, dr

Modern 927
121954Johnny Parker & His Orchestra

- Tired Of Everybody (MM 2067)
- What You Did To Me (MM 2068)

rec. c. March 1954 in Oakland; Johnny Parker, voc; ts; Jimmy McCracklin, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b, dr

RPM 407
131954James Reed

- I Wanna Know (A)
- Roughest Place In Town (Tin Pan Alley) (B)

rec. 1954 in San Francisco; James Reed, voc, p; ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; b, dr

Rhythm 1775
141954James Reed

- Oh People (A)
- My Love Is Real (AA)

rec. 1954 in San Francisco; James Reed, voc, p; ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; b, dr

Money 201
151954JAMES REED and His Band

- Things Ain't What They Used To Be (6409)
- You Better Hold Me (6639)

rec. 1954 in San Francisco; James Reed, voc, p; ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; b, dr

Big Town 117
161954Jimmy Wilson

- Strangest Blues (A)
- I Used To Love A Woman (B)

rec. 1954 in Oakland; Jimmy Wilson, voc; Wild Willie Moore, ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; Johnny Heartsman, b; dr

Rhythm 1765

= Elko 915
as by "Jimmy Nolen"

171954Jimmy Wilson

- Trouble-Trouble (A)
- Frisco Bay (B)

rec. 1954 in Oakland; Jimmy Wilson, voc; ts; bs; p; poss Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Rhythm 1766
   

- Weekend Blues (2 tks) (H 622)
- Deep South Guitar Blues (H 623) #   @ youtube
- Why Don't You Tell Me You Love Me

rec. 1955 in Los Angeles; Lafayette Thomas, g; with p, b, dr
Hollywood unissued

# JSP JSPCD 7796

181955LAFAYETTE THOMAS WITH AL PRINCE ORCH.

- Weekly Blues (A) #   @ Spotify
- The Thing (AA) *

rec. c. 1955 in Oakland; Lafayette Thomas, g, # voc; with ts, bs, p, b, dr



Trylite 1100

* (=) Trylite 4100/1100
(repro 2010)

191956Jimmy Wilson

- Louise (C125) #
- Alley Blues (C127)

rec. 1956 in Miami; Jimmy Wilson, voc; # ts; p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Chart 610
201956JIMMY WILSON

- Send Me Your Key (C126)
- Poor, Poor Lover (C128)

rec. 1956 in Miami; Jimmy Wilson, voc; ts; p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Chart 629
   

- Alley Blues - alt tk

rec. 1956 in Miami; Jimmy Wilson, voc; ts; p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr
Chart unissued

Rockin' CD 5502

211956Jimmy Wilson and His Band

- Trouble In My House (6703)
- Jumpin' From Six To Six (6705) #

rec. 1956 in Miami; Jimmy Wilson, voc; ts; bs; prob Jimmy McCracklin, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr; # ens voc

Big Town 115
221956Jimmy Wilson and His Band

- I've Found Out (6702)
- Oh Red (6704) #

rec. 1956 in Miami; Jimmy Wilson, voc; ts; bs; prob Jimmy McCracklin, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

Big Town 123

# = Irma 108

231956JIMMY WILSON   Blues Blasters Band

- Oh Red (108X)
- Blues In The Alley (XX)

rec. 1956 in Miami; Jimmy Wilson, voc; ts; bs; prob Jimmy McCracklin, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr



Irma 108
241957LAFAYETTE THOMAS / THE JUMPING JUDGE and His Court

LAFAYETTE THOMAS
- Cockroach Run (5000X) #
THE JUMPING JUDGE and His Court *
- The Trial (XX)


rec. 1957 in Oakland; # Lafayette Thomas, g; with ts; bs; prob. Johnny Heartsman, p; b; dr
* Bob Geddins



Jumping 5000
251957Juke Boy Barner & Group

- Well Baby (111A)
- Rock With Me Baby (111B)

rec. Oakland, 1957; Juke Boy Bonner, voc, g, hca; Lafayette Thomas, g; unk. b

Irma 111
(Bob Geddins' label)

Arhoolie 2008
Wolf CD 120.613
X Rockin' Blues LP 1000

   

- Old Memories (U 8926)   @ Spotify
- Claim On You (U 8927)

rec. July 1958 in Chicago; Lafayette Thomas, voc, g; poss. Al Jones, tb; as; Johnny Parker, ts; bs; Jimmy McCracklin, p; poss. Horace Hall, b; Ray Cotton, dr
Chess unissued

P-Vine PLP 6033 (1984)
MCA CHD 2-9393 (1998)

261958ROY HAWKINS

- I Hate To Be Alone (1041)
- Lonesome Without You (1042)

rec. 1958 in San Francisco; Roy Hawkins, voc; saxes; p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b, dr

Rhythm 120
271958ROY HAWKINS

- Baby, Please Don't (1046)
- It's Love (1045)

rec. 1958 in San Francisco; Roy Hawkins, voc; saxes; p; Lafayette Thomas, g; b, dr



Rhythm 122
281959LAFAYETTE THOMAS

- Please Come Back To Me (SLT79603) #
- Lafayette's A-Coming (SLT70604)   @ Spotify

rec. July 7, 1959 in New York; Lafayette Thomas, g, # voc; Sam Price, p; John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, b; Joe Belton, dr



Savoy 1574
   

- Blues (SLT79601)
- Texarkana (SLT70602) #

rec. July 7, 1959 in New York; Lafayette Thomas, g; Sam Price, p; John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, b; Joe Belton, dr
Savoy unissued

# Savoy Jazz CD 17307

291960Little Brother Montgomery:
Tasty Blues


- Tasty Blues
- Santa Fe
- How Long, Brother?
- Pleading Blues
- No Special Rider
- Brother's Boogie

- Sneaky Pete Blues
- Something Keeps Worrying Me
- Cry, Cry Baby
- Satellite Blues
- Deep Fried
- Vicksburg Blues

rec. July 1, 1960 in New York City; Little Brother Montgomery, voc, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; Julian Euell, b

Little Brother Montgomery discography

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Fantasy 24717 gatefold; notes by Paul Oliver
 
 

notes by Frank Driggs
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Bluesville BVLP 1012

Bluesville discography

notes by Frank Driggs
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= Status ST 1012

notes by Frank Driggs
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= Prestige 7807


= OBCCD-554-2

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(=) Fantasy 24717 (1973)
(along with BVLP 1006)
"Urban Blues"

29a1960Muddy Waters at Newport 1960

- I Got My Brand On You
- (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
- Baby, Please Don't Go
- Soon Forgotten
- Tiger In Your Tank
- I Feel So Good
- Got My Mojo Working
- Got My Mojo Working pt. 2

- Goodbye Newport Blues []

- I Got My Brand On You #
- Soon Forgotten #
- Tiger In Your Tank #
- Meanest Woman #


rec. July 3, 1960 at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island; Muddy Waters, voc, g; James Cotton, hca, Otis Spann, p; Pat Hare, g; Andrew Stephens, b; Francis Clay, dr; [] Butch Cage, vl; [] Lafayette Thomas, g
# 2001 MCA/Chess bonus tracks; rec. June 1960 in Chicago

Chess LP 1449
29b196?Goin' To California

Lowell Fulson
- Three OĻClock Blues
- I'm Wild About You
- Don't Be So Evil
- Prison Bound
- My Baby Left Me
- Double Trouble
- Storming and Raining

K. C. Douglas with Sidney Maiden
- Mercury Boogie
Sidney Maiden with K. C. Douglas
- Eclipse Of The Sun

Willie B. Huff
- Beggar Man Blues
Mercy Dee Walton
- One Room Country Shack
Johnny Fuller
- Train, Train
Thunder Smith
- New Worried Life Blues
"Rocky Mountain" Stoneham
- Water Coast Blues
Thunder Smith
- Thunder's Boogie (piano solo)
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Heritage 1003

Heritage discography

301961Memphis Slim: Just Blues

- Beer Drinkin' Woman *
- Teasing The Blues #
- The I.C. Blues * []   @ Spotify

- Baby Doll #
- Just Blues *
- Blue And Disgusted *


- Blue Brew #
- Rack 'Em Back Jack #
- Motherless Child * []   @ Spotify
- Brenda #
- When Your Dough Roller Is Gone *
- Hey Slim *


# rec. April 26, 1960 in New York; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; Wendell Marshall, b
* rec. November 15, 1960 in New York; Memphis Slim, voc, p; [] Buster "Harpie" Brown, hca
notes by Joe Goldberg
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Bluesville BVLP 1018

Bluesville discography

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(=) Fantasy F 24705 (1972)
(along with BVLP 1031)
"Raining The Blues"


= Fantasy FCD-24705-2

= Ace CH 485
(along with BVLP 1031)

311961Memphis Slim: No Strain

- Darling, I Miss You So *
- Lonesome Traveller * []   @ Spotify

- Raining The Blues #
- Lucille #
- Don't You Think You're So Smart #
- No Strain #

- You Are Gonna Need My Help One Day *
- Angel Child * []   @ Spotify
- Fast And Free *
- My Baby Left Me *

- Nice Stuff #

# rec. April 26, 1960 in New York; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Lafayette Thomas, g; Wendell Marshall, b

* rec. November 15, 1960 in New York; Memphis Slim, voc, p; [] Buster "Harpie" Brown, hca
notes by Pete Welding
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Bluesville BVLP 1031

Bluesville discography

notes by Pete Welding
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= Fontana 688 302 ZL
(UK 1965)

Fontana discography

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(=) Fantasy F 24705 (1972)
(along with BVLP 1018)
"Raining The Blues"


= Fantasy FCD-24705-2

= Ace CH 485

140 g LP
= DOL DOL1475 (2014)

31a1962Twist with Jimmy McCracklin

- I Can't Tell (I Got Eyes For You) #
- (I'm) Gonna Tell Your Mother #
- My Mother Says #
- That Ain't Right #
- Please Forgive #

- Couldn't Be A Dream #
- Oh Baby (Darlin' Share Your Love) #
- You Don't Seem To Understand (Give My Heart A Break) #
- Reelin' And Rockin' Twist (Rockin' All Day) # *

rec. 1954/55 (* 1949) in Oakland for Modern

Crown CLP 5244


= United US 7719 (1963)
"My Rockin' Soul"

= Custom CM/CS 2057
"My Rockin' Soul"

= P-Vine VIP-5006M
(Jp 1977)

31b1962CAMILLE AND THE CREATIONS

- Hey Baby #   @ youtube
- Johnny

# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Gedison's GD-100
31c1963Jimmy McCracklin: I Just Gotta Know

- I Just Gotta Know
- My Love For You
- Too Late For Change   @ Spotify
- Susie And Pat
- Farewell
- You've Been Misled

- Club Savoy
- Don't Deceive
- Shame Shame Shame
- Every Night
- I Don't Care
- Get Back

Jimmy McCracklin, voc; Lafayette Thomas, g



Imperial LP-9219 / 12219
321969Oakland Blues featuring L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson, Lafayette "Thing" Thomas and Dave Alexander

track sequence on cover and label
L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson
- Clean Your House
- Train Time Blues
- Jack Rabbit Boogie
- Separate Ways
- Bringin' My Baby Back Home

Lafayette "Thing" Thomas
- Party With Me # *
- I Had A Dream # *
- A Foolís Way of Doiní Things #
Dave Alexander
- Love Is Just For Fools
- Good Soul Music
- Highway 59


actual track sequence on vinyl
L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson
- Clean Your House
- Separate Ways
- Jack Rabbit Boogie
- Train Time Blues
- Bringin' My Baby Back Home

Lafayette "Thing" Thomas
- Party With Me # *
- I Had A Dream # *
- A Foolís Way of Doiní Things #
Dave Alexander
- Love Is Just For Fools []
- Good Soul Music []
- Highway 59 []


# rec. September 9, 1968 in Berkeley; Lafayette Thomas, voc, g; Dave Alexander, p; Charles Thomas, g; * L.C. Robinson, st-g; Malachi Spencer, b; Garnell Barfield, dr
[] rec. March 3, 1969 at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles; Dave Alexander, voc, p; George Smith, hca; Houston Twister [Albert Collins], g; Dave Johnson, b; Paul Lagos, dr
prod. by Steve LaVere; arranged & directed by Jimmy McCracklin
notes by Pete Welding



World Pacific WPS-21893

= Liberty LBS-83234
(UK 1969)

331970Oakland Blues

KC Douglas
- Mercury Boogie
Sidney Maiden
- Eclipse Of The Sun

Willie B. Huff
- Beggar Man Blues
Juke Boy Bonner
- Well Baby
Mercy Dee Walton
- Trailing My Baby
LC Good Rockiní Robinson
- Why Donít You Write To Me

Juke Boy Bonner
- Rock With Me Baby

Johnny Fuller
- Train, Train Blues
- First Stage of the Blues
Jimmy McCracklin
- When Iím Gone

Jimmy Wilson
- Tin Pan Alley
- A Woman Is To Blame
- Blues At Sundown
- Frisco Bay

notes by Lee Hildebrand



Arhoolie 2008 (US 1970)

= Trio PA-3063 (Jp 1975)

Arhoolie discography

33a1970/71?Juke Joint Blues

Eddie Burns
- Bad Woman Blues
Ernest "Buddy" Lewis
- Lonesome Bedroom
Harvey Hill Jr.
- She Fooled Me
Mr. Honey (David Edwards)
- Build A Cave
L. C. Williams
- The Lazy J
Lightning Leon
- Reposession Blues
Alvin Smith
- On My Way

Dr. Hepcat
- Hattie Green
Sonny Boy Holmes
- The $64 Question
Arthur "Big Boy" Spires
- Which One Do I Love
Sonny Terry
- Harmonica Train
Sonny Boy Holmes
- T N T Woman

Jimmy Wilson
- Trouble, Trouble
Square Walton
- Bad Hangover


rec. 1948 - 1959
notes by Paul Oliver



Blues Classics 23
33b1972Sugar Pie DeSanto

- Hello San Francisco - part 1
- Hello San Francisco - part 2 #

Sugar Pie DeSanto, voc; # Lafayette Thomas, g; prod by J.C. Moore

Jasman 4
341976Mr. Fulbright's Blues

Jimmy Nolen [actually Jimmy Wilson]
- Strangest Blues #
- I Used To Love A Woman #
Phillip Walker
- Louisiana Walk
- I Want You For Myself
- Playing In The Park
- Heelo My Darling
Mac Willis
- Pretty Woman

- Howling Woman
Smokey Hogg
- Blue And Lonesome Blues
- Misery In My Life
Elmon Mickle
- Flat Foot Sam
- I Got To Get Some Money
Jesse Fuller
- Listen Here Mr. Fireman
- San Francisco Bay Blues


Big Son Tillis & D.C. Bender
- Zetela Blues
- Rock Is My Pillow
- Ten Long Years
- I Got A Letter
Unknown Artist A
- Hard Luck Blues
- Lonesome Road
Jesse Thomas
- Another Fool Like Me

George Smith
- West Helena Blues
Unknown Artist B
- Come Back Baby
Unknown Artist C
- Strange Ol' Feeling
J.D. Nicholson
- I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More
Jimmy Nolen
- Let's Try It Again
Willie Egans
- It's A Shame
- Willie's Boogie


# with Lafayette Thomas, g

P-Vine Special PLP 2-704
(2 LP set Jp)

= P-Vine PCD 2008

notes by Chris Bentley

= Diving Duck DD 4314/5
"Mr. Fullbright's Blues
Vols. 1 & 2"
(1990)


= Wolf CD 120.614/
129.615 (1998)
"Elko Blues Vols. 1 & 2"

351979?Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters: Rockin' Man

- Miss Mattie Left Me
- Rock And Rye
- Miss Minnie Lee Blues
- I Can't Understand Love
- Bad Condition Blues
- Just Won't Let Her Go

- Gotta Cut Out #
- Movin' On Down The Line #

- Rockin' Man
- That's Life #
- Looking For A Woman
- Share And Share Alike #
- She Felt Too Good #
- Hear My Story #
- I Wanna Make Love To You #
- You're The One #

# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Route 66 KIX 12 (Sw)
35b1981Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters Volume One

- Reelin' And Rockin' # *
- Love When It Rains *
- Beer Drinkin' Woman (prev. uniss. alt. take 1949) # *
- I Think My Time Is Here # *
- I'll Get A Break Some Day *

- Just Won't Let Her Go (prev. uniss. alt. take 1950) *

- Ragged As A Mop (MM 1293-2) [aka "Hamburger Joint"] (prev. uniss. 1949) # *
- My Life Depends On You (prev. uniss. 1949) *
- Up And Down Blues (prev. uniss. alt. take 1949) # *
- Gonna Find Another Woman (prev. uniss. 1949) *

* with Robert Kelton, g

# with Lafayette Thomas, g
10 inch LP

Ace 10CH28
361984The Best Of Jimmy McCracklin
with Lafayette Thomas

- Minnie Lee
- Everybody Rock (New Orleans Beat)
- Suffer
- The Wobble
- I'm To Blame
- The Walk
- Later On
- One Track Love

- Old Memories (Lafayette Thomas, voc)
- Claim On You (Lafayette Thomas, voc)
- He Knows The Rules
- Hurt Me
- I Know
- Take Care Of Yourself
- I'll Take The Blame
- Trottin'

rec. 1957/58 in Chicago for Chess/Checker



P-Vine Chess PLP 6033 (Jp)
36a1984Sugar Pie DeSanto
Hello, San Francisco


- How Many Times (1983)
- A Matter Of Time (1983)
- Mama (1979)
- Straighten It Out With Your Man (1974)
- Git Back (1974)
- Dialog Art Aficinado, Nice, France

- Hello San Francisco - part 1 (1972)

- Hello San Francisco - part 2 (1972) #
- Strange Feeling
- Enemy
- Wha'd You Do That For (1977)
- Keep Your Women's Lib


rec. 1967-83; Sugar Pie DeSanto, voc; # Lafayette Thomas, g; prod by J.C. Moore

Jasman JR-121829
371985Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1956

L. J. Thomas & His Louisiana Playboys
- Baby Take A Chance With Me
- Sam's Drag

9 LP box set





Charly Sun Box 105

www.sunrecords.com

37a1985Jimmy Wilson: San Francisco 1952-53

- Every Dog Has His Day (Aladdin 3169) #
- Lemon Squeezer (Aladdin 3169) #
- It's Time To Change (Aladdin 3241)

- Any Man's A Fool (Aladdin 3241) #
- Baby Don't Want Nobody But Me (7-11 2105) *
- Crying Like A Baby Child (7-11 2105) *

rec. July 11, 1952 in San Francisco; Jimmy Wilson, voc; # Que Martyn, ts; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr

* rec. May 14, 1953 in Los Angeles; Jimmy Wilson, voc; saxes; Lafayette Thomas, g; b; dr
7 inch EP
notes by
Gťrard Herzhaft



Aladdin SP 1259 (Fr)
(Pathť Marconi)
381985?Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters: I'm Gonna Have My Fun

- I'm Gonna Have My Fun
- True Love Blues
- You Don't Love Me

- What's Your Phone Number #
- Your Heart Ain't Right
- I Found That Woman #
- The Cheater #
- Beer Tavern Girl #

- She's Gone #
- My Days Are Limited #
- I Cried
- The End #
- Take-A-Chance #
- I'm The One #
- Blues Blasters Boogie #
- Fare You Well #

# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Route 66 KIX 29 (Sw)
391986Memphis: Beale Street Breakdown
Chess Blues Archives Vol. 3

Doctor Ross
- Doctor Ross Boogie
- Country Clown
Walter Horton
- Walter's Boogie
- West Winds Are Blowing
Willie Nix
- Truckin Little Woman
- Just One Mistake
Harmonica Frank
- Swamp Root

Harmonica Frank
- Goin' Away Walkin'
- Howlin' Tomcat
- She Done Moved
Joe Hill Louis
- When I'm Gone
- Dorothy Mae

LJ Thomas
- Baby Take A Chance With Me
- Sam's Drag


P-Vine PLP 6073 (Jp)
401987Bay Area Blues Blasters
featuring Lafayette "Thing" Thomas

Lafayette Thomas
- Jumpin' In The Heart Of Town
- Standing In The Back Door Cryin'
Johnny Parker
- What You Did To Me
- Tired Of Everybody
James Reed
- Dr. Brown
- You Better Hold Me
- The End

Jimmy McCracklin's Blues Blasters
- Blues Blasters Boogie

Roy Hawkins
- It's Hard
- Is It Too Late
- The Thrill Is Gone
- If I Had Listened
Baby "Pee Wee" Parham
- People Are Wonderin'
- I've Got A Feeling
James Reed
- My Mama Told Me
- The End


Original sessions prod. by Joe Bihari and Bob Geddins
notes by Ray Topping

Ace CDH 224
41198?Guitar In My Hands
An Anthology of Virtuoso West Coast Blues Guitarists & R&B Guitarists 1948-1959

Jimmy Nolen
- Wipe Your Tears
Pee Wee Crayton
- Pappy's Blues
Gene Phillips
- Slippin' And Slidin'
Jimmy Nolen
- Can't Stand To See You No More
Jimmy Toliver
- Rolling

Lafayette Thomas
- Please Come Back Home To Me
Pee Wee Crayton
- I'm Your Prisoner
Jimmy Nolen
- The Way You Do
Chuck Norris
- Let Me Know

Jimmy Nolen
- It Hurts Me Too
Lowell Fulson
- Juke Box Shuffle
Pee Wee Crayton
- Crying And Walking
Gene Phillips
- Ramblin' Woman
Jimmy Nolen
- You've Been Goofing
Pete "Guitar" Lewis
- Ooh Midnight
Chuck Norris
Messin' Up
Jimmy Nolen
- How Fine Can You Be

Lafayette Thomas
- Lafayette's A Comin



Moonshine 108 (NL)

Moonshine discography

42198?Jimmy Wilson:
Trouble In My House


- Every Dog Has His Day #
- Lemon Squeezer #
- Ethel Lee #
- Tell Me #
- Call Me A Hound Dog #
- I_ve Found Out #
- Trouble In My House #
- Jumpin' From Six To Six #

- Oh Red #
- Blues In The Alley #
- Louise #
- Send Me Your Key #
- Poor Poor Lover #
- Easy Easy Baby
- My Heart Cries Out For You
- I Don't Care


# with Lafayette Thomas, g



Diving Duck 4305 (NL)
42a1993My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama

Sly Williams
- Boot Hill
- I Believe In A Woman

Lafayette Thomas
- Weekly Blues
- The Thing
Mojo Watson
- You Know You Don't Want Me
The Masked Marvel's Buddy
- Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues No. 2
Earl Hooker
- Yea, Yea

Earl Hooker
- Do The Chicken
Harmonica King
- All Last Night
Guitar Tommy Moore
- Your Car Machine
- I Ain't Botherin' Nobody
Calvin Leavy
- Cummins Prison
Mojo Watson
- I Kept On Trying
- Look-A-There



Lenox 1012 (Fr)




Lenox CD 1012

4319941950's Oakland Blues

Juke Boy Bonner
- Well Baby #
- Rock With Me Baby #
Jimmy McCracklin
- I Wanna Make Love To You #
- You're The One #
- Fare-Well #
- Savoy Jump #
- I'm The One #
- Take A Chance #
- Beer Tavern #
- Love For You #
Big Mama Thornton
- Don't Talk Back
- Big Mama's Coming
Johnny Fuller
- Strange Land
- First Stage Of The Blues
- No More
- Weeping And Mourning

Jimmy Wilson & The Blues Blasters
- Oh Red #
- Blues In The Alley #

# with Lafayette Thomas, g
originally released
on Irma Records


Wolf CD 120.613

441998Chess Blues Guitar
Two Decades of Killer Fretwork, 1949-1969

disc 1
- Anna Lee - Robert Nighthawk
- That's All Right - Jimmy Rodgers
- So Glad I Found You - Johnny Shines
- When I Am Gone - Joe Hill Louis
- Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Date Bait - Blue Smitty
- Tired of Crying Over You - Morris Pejoe
- Sad, Sad Day - Muddy Waters
- It Was A Dream - John Brim
- Forty Cups Of Coffee - Danny Overbea
- Just A Fool - Eddie Boyd
- Loving Man - Muddy Waters
- I've Got A Woman - Howlin Wolf
- Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
- Give Me One More Shot - J. B. Lenoir
- Rollin' Blues - Lowell Fulson
- Who Do You Love? - Bo Diddley
- Guitar Rumba - Earl Hooker
- What Kind Of Gal Is That? - Jody Williams
- Frog Hop - Earl Hooker
- Lucky You - Jody Williams

- Old Memories - Lafayette Thomas
- Guitar Boogie - Chuck Berry

disc 2
- Walking Thru The Park - Muddy Waters
- Treat Me Like I Treat You - Eddie Burns

- Claim On You - Layfayette Thomas
- Rock This House - Jimmy Rodgers
- I'm Satisfied - Otis Rush
- I Still Got The Blues - Chuck Berry
- Broken Hearted Blues - Buddy Guy
- Talk To Me Baby (I Can't Hold Out) - Elmore James
- My Babe - Bo Diddley
- Won't Be Hanging Around - Albert King
- I Can Tell - Bo Diddley
- Hidden Charms - Howlin' Wolf
- Buddy's Boogie - Buddy Guy
- What Kind Of Love Is This? - Little Milton
- Someday - Robert Nighthawk
- Killing Floor - Howlin Wolf
- Leave My Girl Alone - Buddy Guy
- Cross My Heart - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
- Watch Out - Hound Dog Taylor
- One Sunny Day - Lonnie Brooks
- I Can't Quit You Baby - Little Milton
- She's Too Much - Johnny Littlejohn
2 CD set

MCA CHD-2-9393
451999Jimmy Wilson & His All Stars:
Jumpin' From Six To Six


- Jumpin' From Six to Six #
- Trouble In My Home #
- Ethel Lee #
- Every Dog Has His Day #
- Lemon Squeezer #
- Honey Bee #
- I Found Out #
- Oh Red #
- Oh Red - alternative version #
- Blues In The Alley #
- Strangest Blues #
- I Used To Love A Woman #
- Tin Pan Alley #
- Big Town Jump #
- Call Me A Hound Dog #
- A Woman Is To Blame #
- Blues At Sundown #
- Please Believe Me #
- Itís Time To Change #
- Any Manís Fool #
- Baby Donít Want Nobody But Me #
- Could I Be Wrong
- Crying Like A Baby Child #
- Easy Easy Baby
- Donít You Know

- Tell Me

# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Official CHD 5256

be warned: "... remastering
frequently leaves a lot to
be desired" (Frank Scott) !!!

45a1999Jasman presents
Miss Sugar Pie DeSanto
A Slice Of Pie


- Shoppin' Cart Blues
- Keep It Like It Is
- Straighten It Out With Your Man
- Hello San Francisco - part 1 (1972)

- Hello San Francisco - part 2 (1972) #
- Git Back
- Face The Hard Times
- Goodbye
- Blues Express - part 1
- Blues Express - part 2


Sugar Pie DeSanto, voc; # Lafayette Thomas, g; prod by J.C. Moore

Jasman CD 1105
45b1999Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters:
The Modern Recordings 1948-50


- Reelin' And Rockin' (Rockin' All Day) #
- Deceivin' Blues #
- Beer Drinkin' Woman #
- I'll Get A Break Someday
- Love When It Rains

- Deceivin' Blues (2) #
- I Think My Time Is Here #
- Josephine
- Bad Condition Blues
- Blues Blasters Shuffle
- Oh I'm In Love

- You Deceived Me #
- Gotta Cut Out #
- Up And Down Blues #
- Racket Blues
- Bad Health Blues #
- Just Won't Let Her Go
- Don't Mistreat Me
- Cold Hearted
- Your Heart Ain't Right

- Hamburger Joint (MM 1293-3) #
- Crying Blues
- Mistreating Me
- 1942 Boogie

- Bad Health Blues (2) #

# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Ace CD CHD 720
45c2002West Coast Guitar Killers Vol. 1

- Let's Go Smitty - Floyd Dixon (with Johnny "Guitar" Watson)
- Mean Old World - Johnny Fuller
- Hard Life - Guitar Shorty (aka David William Kearney)
- Ways Of A Man - Guitar Shorty

- Tom Cat - Big Mama Thornton
- Midnight Blues - Baby Calloway
- Scarred Knees - Little Miss Janice (aka Janice Wesson Tyrone)
- Behind The Sun - The Rockin' Bros.

- Weekly Blues - Lafayette Thomas
- The Thing - Lafayette Thomas
- Claim On You - Lafayette Thomas
- Old Memories [actually "Please Come Back To Me"] - Lafayette Thomas
- One Nighter Blues - Johnny Otis
- Goomp Blues - Johnny Otis
- I'm Leaving You - Ivory Lucky (aka Ted Taylor with Bob Reed's Orch.)
- In The Wee Wee Hours - Joe Liggins
- Baby Please Don't - Troyce Key (with Eddie Cochran on guitar) Go
- Watch Your Mouth - Troyce Key (with Eddie Cochran on guitar)
- How Long Will It Last - Guitar Shorty
- Love Loves - Guitar Shorty
- Brick - Johnny Morisette

- Lafayette's A'Comin - Lafayette Thomas
- Too Late To Change - Jimmy McCracklin   @ Spotify
- I Never Thought - Guitar Shorty
- High Sailing - Claude & The Hightones



El Segundo ESR 01002
45d2002West Coast Guitar Killers Vol. 2

- Tell Me Tell Me - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- She's My Baby - Flash Terry & Orchestra
- Poison Ivy - Two Crows & The Diggers featuring Lloyd Rowe
- Tell The Truth - Blues Slim and his band
- You Upset Me Baby - Willie Snow & The Diggers featuring Lloyd Rowe
- Reconsider Baby - The Diggers featuring Lloyd Rowe
- Git To Gittin' - Pee Wee Crayton
- You Don't Know What You're Doing - R.S. Rankin
- Looking Back - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- The Eagle Is Back - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- Slow Jam - Bud Spudd and the Sprouts

- Take A Chance - Jimmy McCracklin
- Beer Tavern Girl - Jimmy McCracklin
- Rock-It - The Rocking Bros. (Jason & Wilber)
- Strangest Blues - Jimmy Wilson
- Good Woman Blues - B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts
- I Believe In A Woman - Sly Williams
- Boot Hill - Sly Williams
- After Awhile - Jesse Allen
- Knocked Out - Jimmy Liggins
- The Search Is Over - Cal Green with the Midnighters
- I Can Hear My Baby Calling - Cal Green with the Midnighters
- Rat Now - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- Baby Don't Leave - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- The Boogie Twist - Cal Valentine & The Texas Rockers



El Segundo ESR 01003
462003Savoy Blues 1944-1994

disc 1
- Uncle Sam's Blues - Hot Lips Page
- Groovin' the Blues - Miss Rhapsody (Viola Wells)
- Lips Blues - Hot Lips Blues
- Evil Gal Blues - Albinia Jones
- Salty Papa Blues - Albinia Jones/Don Byas's Swing Seven
- All I Sing Is Blues - Billy Eckstine
- I'm Going Way Back Home - Gatemouth Moore/Budd Johnson Quartet
- Walking My Blues Away - Gatemouth Moore/Budd Johnson Quartet
- Man Wanted - Pete Johnson/Etta Jones
- I Got My Discharge Papers - Joe Turner
- My Gal's a Jockey - Joe Turner
- Tell Me Pretty Baby - Billy Eckstine
- Jelly, Jelly - Billy Eckstine
- I'm Still in the Dark - Joe Turner
- Love Doctor Blues - Gatemouth Moore
- Auto Mechanic Blues - Brownie McGhee/Champion Jack Dupree
- Midnight at the Barrelhouse - Johnny Otis
- Doc's Boogie - Doc Pomus
- Fruity Woman - Doc Pomus
- Lucille, Lucille - Joe Turner
- Hollywood Bed - Joe Turner


disc 2
- Goin' Mad Blues - Delta John (Lee Hooker)
- Lowdown Midnight Boogie - Birmingham Sam (John Lee Hooker)
- Robbie-Doby-Boogie - Brownie McGhee
- Miss Pearl Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Do the Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Mistrustin' Blues - Esther Phillips/Mel Walker/Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
- Sad Feeling - Helen Humes/Marshal Royal & His Orchestra
- Knockin' Myself Out - Helen Humes
- Stacked Deck - Billy Wright
- Doggin' Blues - Linda Hopkins
- Warning Blues - Linda Hopkins/Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
- Good Lovin' - H-Bomb Ferguson
- Take Out Some Time - Little Miss Sharecropper
- I've Tried - Little Miss Sharecropper
- How Long - Little Miss Sharecropper
- Never Trust a Woman - Tommy Brown
- Keyhole Blues - Eddie Mack
- Goin' Down Slow - Billy Wright
- In the Evening - Joe Williams
- Kansas City Blues - Joe Williams
- Things Have Changed - Sticks McGhee


disc 3
- Right Time, The - Nappy Brown
- Ramblin' Blues - Big Maybelle
- Blues Early, Early - Big Maybelle

- Please Come Back To Me - Lafayette Thomas
- Texarkana - Lafayette Thomas
- One Man's Mad - Memphis Slim
- Cold Blooded Woman - Memphis Slim
- Sittin' Here Thinkin' - John Lee Hooker
- Sad and Lonesome - John Lee Hooker
- Snake in the Grass - Eddie Kirkland
- When I First Started Hoboing - Eddie Kirkland
- Hard to Raise a Family Today - Eddie Kirkland
- Dust My Broom - Robert Lockwood Jr.
- Forver on My Mind - Robert Lockwood Jr.
- Selfish Ways - Robert Lockwood Jr.
- I Put Myself Together - Charles Brown
- I've Got a Right to Cry - Charles Brown

Savoy Jazz CD 17307
472004?The Best Of Big Town

- Mattie, Leave Me Alone - Thrillers
- Memories Of You - Ontarios

- Tin Pin Alley - Jimmy Wilson
- Big Eyes - Little Caesar
- Who's Arms Are You Missing - Original Four Aces
- He's A Real Fine Man - Fats Gaines
- Wonder Why I'm Leaving - Little Caesar
- I'm Gonna Move - Ontarios
- Honkin' At Midnight - Frank Motley
- Work With It - Que Martin
- Bad Women Blues - Joe Hill Louis

- You Better Hold Me - James Reed
- Can't Stand It All Alone - Little Caesar
- Don't Ever Leave Me Again - Angel Face
- You Were My First Love Affair - Original Four Aces
- Mean Train - King Solomon's Trio
- Lover's Mambo - Ontarios

- Things Ain't What They Used To Be - James Reed
- What Kind Of Fool Is He - Little Ceasar
- The Drunkard - Thrillers
- Don't Know Where I'm At - Al Harrison

- Call Me A Hound Dog - Jimmy Wilson
- Homework Blues - Fats Gaines
- Hydromatic Woman - Joe Hill Louis
- I Can See An Angel - Original Four Aces
- I Love You Baby - Willie B. Huff
- Baby I'm Cutting Out - King Solomon's Trio
- New Hound Dog - Frank Motley
- I'll Drink A Toast - Ontarios
- Operator 209 - Willie B. Huff
- Release Me - Original Four Aces

Big Town BTRCD 100
482004?A Million Dollars Worth Of Girl Groups Vol. 1
The Dolls of Doo Wop - A compilation of some of the rarest Doo-Wop recordings ever made . . .

- Please Mr. Disc Jockey - The Miller Sisters (New York, 1963)
- Is This The End? - The Baby Dolls (Connecticut, 1959)
- Cradle Rock - The Uniques (Texas, 1959)
- What Made You Forget? - Penny & The Overtones (New York, 1958)
- Teenager - The De-Vaurs (New York, 1958)
- He Was Out With A Lady - The Dew Drops (California, 1958)
- The Beating Of My Heart - The Petites (New York, 1961)
- Do You Miss Me? - Mimi Allen & Group (Pennsylvania, 1961)
- Don't Make Me Cry Again - The Edward Sisters (Pennsylvania, 1958)
- Without You - The Sandetts (Alabama, 1960)
- Every Boy In Town - The Duchesses (Illinois, 1960)
- I'm Waiting - Terri & The Velveteens (California, 1963)

- Hey Baby - Camille & The Creations (California, 1962) #
- Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - The Shondelles (New Jersey, 1964)
- Just The Way You Are - The Marlettes (New York, 1958)
- Ling Ting Tong - The Allisons (California, 1963)
- Please Holy Father - The Velveteens (California, 1960)
- Bald Headed Papa - The Gingersnaps (Wisconsin, 1958)
- Donnie - Margaret & The Charmettes (California, 1962)
- Drip, Drop - The Deb-Teens (Pennsylvania, 1959)
- I'll See You Somewhere - The Taylortops (New York, 1959)
- As The Years Go By - Hartsy Maye & Group (New York, 1958)
- Here Comes Another Teardrop - Cheryll Ani! & Group (Massachusetts, 1963)
- I Love My Baby - The Sweet Marquees (New York, 1957)
- Johnny - The Cannon Sisters (California, 1962)
- Do This Do That - Barbara Joy & Group (New York, 1962)
- You're A Hard Guy To Please - The Contessas (New Jersey, 1962)
- Oldier Boy - Elena Marie & Group (California, 1961)
- This Love Of Mine - Mary Ellen & The Rainbows (California, 1962)
- I'll Try Again - The Levettes (California, 1963)


# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Live Gold Productions
492004Jimmy McCracklin: Blues Blastin'
Modern Recordings Volume 2

Jimmy McCracklin
- Gonna Tell Your Mother #
- I Got Eyes For You (I Can't Tell) #
- The Panic's On #
- Couldn't Be A Dream #
- My Mother Said #
- Blues Blasters Boogie #
- That Ain't Right #
- Darlin' Share Your Love (Oh Baby) #
- Give My Heart A Break (You Don't Seem To Understand) #
- Please Forgive (Me) Baby #
- Let's Get Together # *
- It Ain't No Use # *
- Cold Hearted # *
- Deceivin' Blues # *
- Rockin' All Day # *
- Oh! I'm In Love # *
- I'll Get A Break Someday # *
- Hamburger Joint (MM 1293-3) # *
Lafayette Thomas
- Lost Mind (Standing In The Back Door Crying)
- Don't Have To Worry (Jumpin' In The Heart Of Town)
Johnny Parker
- Tired Of Everybody #
- What You Did To Me #
Baby Pee Wee Parham
- I've Got A Feeling
- People Are Wondering


* previously unissued

# with Lafayette Thomas, g

Ace CD CHD 993
502007'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
512008San Francisco Post-War California Down Home Blues

part 1:
Downtown Down Home Blues

- San Francisco Blues - Lowell Fulson
- Lonesome Blues - Black Diamond
- Big Road Blues - K.C. Douglas
- Leaving Memphis Frisco Bound - Jesse Fuller
- Lonesome Cabin Blues - Mercy Dee Walton
- Double Trouble Blues - Lowell Fulson
- Can't Stand It All Alone - Little Caesar
- Buddy - Johnny Fuller
- Train Train Blues - Johnny Fuller

- Beggar Man Blues - Willie B. Huff
- I've Done Everything I Can - Walter Robinson

part 2:
The Influence of Lafayette Thomas' Guitar

- Sam's Drag - Lafayette Thomas
- Tin Pan Alley - Jimmy Wilson
- A Woman Is To Blame - Jimmy Wilson
- Doctor Brown - James Reed
- My Mama Told Me - James Reed

- Don't Have To Worry - Lafayette Thomas
- Lost Mind - Lafayette Thomas
- The Panic's On - Jimmy McCracklin
- The End - Jimmy McCracklin
- What You Did To Me? - Johnny Parker
- Cockroach Run - Lafayette Thomas


Saga Blues CD 40
SAG 530 192-8

www.sagajazz.com

522008Bob Geddins' Cava-Tone Records Story

Lowell Fulson
- Prison Bound
- My Baby Left Me

Bob Geddins' Cavaliers with Jimmy Wilson
- Nobody's Business #
- Ghost Riders #
Jimmy McCracklin
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Railroad Blues
Ulysses James
- Poor Boy
Lowell Fulson
- Stormin' And Rainin' Jimmy McCracklin - Jimmy's Blues
Emery Franklin
- Lonesome Blues

Jimmy Wilson with "Scat Man" Crothers
- It's A Sin To Tell A Lie #
Jimmy Wilson
- Mistake In Life #
Roy Hawkins & The Hawk's Men
- Ain't No Fault Of Mine
- They Raided The Joint
Saunders King
- September Song
- Nobody Wants Me
- When Your Lover Has Gone
- Big Fat Butterfly
Rising Star Gospel Singers
- Brother Moses
Rising Star Gospel Singers
- While The Blood Is Running Warm In Your Veins
- I Trust In God
- Telephone Line

Bob Geddins' Cavaliers
- (I'm) So Tired I Could Cry #
West Side Trio
- West Side Jump (Boogie Boy Boogie) #

# Lafayette Thomas, g
notes by
Opal Louis Nations

Acrobat CD 4037 (UK)


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 529-530
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 509
- http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/lafayette-thing-thomas.html
- http://www.vocalgroupharmony.com/3ROWNEW/NobodysBus.htm
- http://tefteller.com/html/current_auction/March-14-2013-KILLER-Blues-auction/Tefteller-March-14-KILLER-BLUES-auction-pix-pg6.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: from front cover of "Bay Area Blues Blasters", Ace CDH 224

thanks to Dick Shurman, Patrice Champarou, 'Sleepyboyhawkins' & Alan Balfour for additional info /scans

 

Lafayette Thomas (left) and L. C. Robinson; from World Pacific WPS-21893; photographer: Ron Wolin
Lafayette Thomas (left) and L. C. Robinson
from front cover of World Pacific WPS-21893; photographer: Ron Wolin

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