live footage of Lafayette Thomas accompanying Betty Janette
(Betty Harris of NOLA) at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival

Lafayette
Thomas

Lafayette Jerl "The Thing" Thomas
b. June 13, 1928 in Harrison County, Texas (Shreveport, Louisiana)

d. May 20, 1977 in Brisbane, California
buried at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma, San Mateo County, 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) #   @ youtube
- Lafayette's A-Coming (SLT70604)   @ youtube   @ 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 O¹Clock 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
Gérard Herzhaft



Aladdin SP 1259 (Fr)
(Pathé 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
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: Front cover of "Bay Area Blues Blasters", Ace CDH 224

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

 

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

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