J O H N N Y   Y O U N G; source: Russell 1997, p. 195; photographer(s): Marc de Jonghe / Robert Vanderschueren; photographer(s): Marc de Jonghe / Robert Vanderschueren; (credits from a very similar photo published in Blues Unlimited #119 (May/June 1976), p. 32 and another very similar photo published in Juke #3 (December 1985), p. 24)
Johnny Young, Antwerp, October 1972
source: Russell 1997, p. 195; photographer(s): Marc de Jonghe / Robert Vanderschueren
(credits from a very similar photo published in Blues Unlimited #119 (May/June 1976), p. 32
and another very similar photo published in Juke #3 (December 1985), p. 24)

J O H N N Y   Y O U N G, 1950s; source: Blues Unlimited 137/138, p. 17
Johnny Young, 1950s  
source: Blues Unlimited 137/138, p. 17  
("courtesy Pete Welding")  


Johnny Young
John Oliver Young   a/k/a "Man" Young
b. January 1, 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
d. April 18, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois

discography

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

Johnny Young 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11947Johnny Young and His Mandolin

Johnny Young and His Mandolin – Vocal: Johnny William [sic]
- Worried Man Blues (A) *
Johnny Young and His Mandolin
- Money Taking Woman (B) #

rec. 1947 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, mand, # voc; Johnny Williams, * voc, # sp



Ora Nelle 712
[Bernard Isaac Abrahams'
(of Maxwell Radio Record
Co.) label]
   

- Money Taking Woman (tk 2)

rec. 1947 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Johnny Williams, sp
Ora Nelle unissued

Barrelhouse BH 04 (1974)

21948MAN YOUNG

- My Baby Walked Out On Me (PL 103)   @ Spotify
- Let Me Ride Your Mule (PL 104)   @ Spotify

rec. c. December 1948 in Chicago, IL by Chester Scales; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Snooky Pryor, hca; Johnny Williams, g

Planet 103/104
[Chester Scales' label?]


= Old Swing-Master 19
(May 1949)   [Egmont
Sonderling's label]

   

- Blues And Trouble
- One More Time

rec. 19?? in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, mand; ???
J.O.B unissued
31956Snooky Pryor

- Someone To Love Me (56-500)
- Judgment Day (56-502)   @ youtube

rec. July 17, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Snooky Pryor, voc, hca; Johnny Young, Floyd Jones, g; Earl Phillips, dr

Snooky Pryor discography




Vee-Jay Vj 215
   

- A Date With My Baby (56-499)
- Someone To Love Me (alt tk) #
- You Tried To Ruin Me Baby (56-501) #
- Judgement Day (alt tk) #

rec. July 17, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Snooky Pryor, voc, hca; Johnny Young, Floyd Jones, g; Earl Phillips, dr

Vee-Jay unissued

# Charly CRB 1042


45 rpm / LP / CD compilations
41963/64JOHNNIE YOUNG

- All I Want For Breakfast
- Humpty Dumpty   @ Spotify


USA 768
5196?Southside Chicago

Big Walter Horton
- We're Gonna Have A Good Time
- Shakey Boogie
- I'd Be The Same Way If I Could
Sunnyland Slim
- Country Shack
- You Know It's You Babe

Johnny Young with The Chicago Blues Band
- I Believe You Need A Shot # \\
- Want My Baby (Step By, Baby) # //
- Why Did You Break My Heart # //
- Better Cut That Out # \\
Eddie Boyd
- Look On Yonder Wall
Willie Mabon
- Goin' Back To New Orleans
St. Louis Jimmy
- The Woman I'm Loving


from Olle Helander's 1964 radio broadcasts

# rec. May 19 or 23, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, // mand, \\ g; Slim Willis, hca; Otis Spann, p; Robert Whitehead, dr



Python PLP-KM 10

Python discography

Jefferson Records
SBACD 12653/4 (1999)
Jefferson Records
SBACD 12658/9 (2004)

61964Can't Keep From Crying
Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy

Big Joe Williams
- A Man Amongst Men
James & Fannie Brewer
- I Want To Know Why
John Lee Granderson
- A Man For The Nation
Otis Spann
- Sad Day In Texas
Mary Ross
- President Kennedy Gave His Life
Bill Jackson
- The 22nd Day Of November

James Brewer
- Why Did He Have To Go?

Johnny Young
- I Tried Not To Cry
Avery Brady
- Poor Kennedy
Fannie Brewer
- When We Got The Message
Jimmy Brown
- He Was Loved By All The People

CD bonus tracks:
Jimmy Brown
- Tribute To J.F.K.
Avery Brady
- Poor Kennedy no. 2


rec. in Chicago. IL in the weeks immediately following JFK's death on November 22, 1963
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Testament S-01

click to enlarge !
= Bounty BY 6035 (UK 1966)

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(=) Testament CD (1994)

Testament discography

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= P-Vine PCD-5587 (Jp 2000)

71964Modern Chicago Blues

Johnny Young
- My Baby Walked Out In 1954   @ youtube
Wilbert Jenkins
- Married Woman Blues

Johnny Young
- You Make Me Feel So Good
Maxwell St. Jimmy
- Crying Won't Make Me Stay

Big Walter Horton
- Everybody's Fishing
Johnny Young
- Money Taking Woman   @ Spotify
Robert Nighthawk
- Blues Before Sunrise §   @ youtube
Johnny Young
- Back To Chicago
John Lee Granderson
- Bumble Bee #
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- I've Got My Eyes on You #


Johnny Young
- Bad Blood
John Wrencher
- I'm Going To Detroit []
Maxwell St. Jimmy
- Hanging Around My Door

Johnny Young
- Tired Of You Smiling
Wilbert Jenkins
- Crawling King Snake

Johnny Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
Big Walter Horton
- Hard-Hearted Woman
Johnny Young
- I Don't Feel Good
Maxwell Street Jimmy
- Long Haired Doney #
John Lee Granderson
- That's All Right #
William Mack
- Hideaway #

# CD bonus tracks


§ rec. October 14, 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Robert Nighthawk, voc, g; Big John Wrencher, hca; Johnny Young, mand
[] rec. 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Big John Wrencher, voc, hca; Johnny Young, mand; John Lee Granderson, g





Testament T-2203


= Polydor 545031 (UK)


= Testament TCD 5008
(1994)

Testament discography

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= P-Vine PCD-5566 (Jp)

8196?Mississippi Blues
Blues Scene USA Vol. 4

Bert Logan, Russ Logan, Big Joe Williams
- Four O'Clock In The Morning
Roosevelt Charles
- Bye Bye Baby Blues
Big Joe Williams, Coot Venson
- Sugar Mama
Avery Brady
- I Don't Want You No More
Big Joe Williams, Willie Lee Harris
- I Can Seen My Baby In My Dreams
Jimmy Brewer
- Big Road Blues

Arthur Weston, Big Joe Williams, George Robertson
- Someday Baby
Big Joe Williams, Coot Venson
- Long Road Blues

Johnny Young
- Pony Blues [Testament unissued]   @ youtube
Big Joe Williams, Ruby McCoy
- Rising Sun Blues

Johnny Young & Big Boy Spires [sic]
- 21 Below Zero [Testament unissued]
Jimmy Brown, Big Joe Williams, Willie Lee Harris
- Goin' Back Home
Big John Henry Miller, Jimmy Lee Miller
- Down Here By Myself

rec. October 9, 1965 in Chicago by Pete Welding; Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires, voc, g; Johnny Young, g

notes by Pete Welding



Storyville SLP 180
= Storyville 670180
= Teichiku ULS-1815-R (Jp)




= Storyville SLP 4035
"Blues Roots Vol. 1"

Storyville discography

91964Blues All Around My Bed
Blues Scene USA Vol. 3

Carl Hodges
- Blues All Around My Bed
Big Joe Williams
- Hellhound On My Trail
John Lee Granderson
- Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl

Johnny Young
- Green Door Blues []
James Robinson
- Standing In My Back Door Crying
W.B. 'Piano Bill' Bryson
- Sometimes I Rate

Connie Williams
- One Thin Dime
Leroy 'Country' Dallas
- Sweet Man Blues
Doug Quattlebaum
- Good Woman Blues
Bill Jackson
- Trouble In Mind
Avery Brady
- Gonna Let You Down
Arthur Weston & Big Joe Williams & George Robertson
- Roll Me Over Slow


[] rec. 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Big John Wrencher, hca; John Lee Granderson, g
notes by Pete Welding



Storyville SLP 181
= Storyville 670181 (D)
= Storyville SLP 842

notes by Pete Welding



= Storyville SLP 4036 (1981)
"Blues Roots Vol. 2"

Storyville discography

101965Chicago
the post-war blues volume 1

Johnny Shines
- Brutal Hearted Woman
- Evening Sun
Willie Nix & His Combo
- Just Can't Stay
- All By Yourself
"Little" Willie Foster
- Falling Rain Blues
- Four Day Jump
J B. Hutto & His Hawks
- Pet Cream Man
- Lovin' You

Othum Brown
- Ora-Nelle Blues
Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her

Johnny William(s)
- Worried Man Blues [Ora Nelle 712]
Johnny Young
- Money Taking Woman [Ora Nelle 712]
John Lee
- Knocking On Lula Mae's Door
- Rythm Rockin' Boogie [sic]
Junior Wells & His Eagle Rockers
- Hodo Man [sic]
- Junior's Wail
notes by Charles Radcliffe





post-war blues pwb 1

pwb discography

111965Chicago Blues - The Early 1950s

Homesick James
- Homesick
Baby Face Leroy
- Boll Weevil
- Rollin' & Tumblin' - pt. 1
Little Walter
- Muskadine
J. B. Hutto
- Dim Lights
- Things Are So Slow
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
Baby Face Leroy
- Rollin' & Tumblin' - pt. 2

Junior Wells
- Hoodoo Man
Little Willie Foster
- Falling Rain Blues
Snooky & Moody
- Stockyard Blues

Johnny Young
- Money Taking Woman [Ora Nelle 712]
Floyd Jones
- Dark Road
Big Walter
- Hard Hearted Woman
Robert Nighthawk
- Kansas City Blues
John Brim
- Tough Times



Blues Classics BC 8


Blues Classics discography

121966Ramblin' On My Mind
Classic Train and Travel Blues

Johnny Young
- Hear That Whistle Blow #
Carl Hodges
- Standing At The Greyhound Station
Leroy 'Country' Dallas
- She Caught The M&O
Jimmy Brewer
- Pea Vine Whistle
Honeyboy Edwards
- Highway 61
Big Joe Williams
- Ramblin' On My Mind

Blind Connie Williams
- Key To The Highway
Dr. Isaiah Ross
- Hobo Blues
John Lee Grandison
- My Home Ain't Here
Bill Jackson
- Freight Train Blues
Elijah Brown
- Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay
W. B. 'Piano Bill' Bryson
- Mean Old Train


# rec. 1963 or 1964 in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding and Norman Dayron; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Little Walter Jacobs, hca; Jimmy Walker, p; prod. by Pete Welding
cover photograph by Walker Evans

notes by Pete Welding













Milestone MLP-3002
Milestone MSP-93002

Milestone discography

   

- Twenty-One Below Zero #
- Evening Sun
- What Did It
- What About You
- Stormy Night Blues
- 51 Highway Blues
- Right Away
- Water Coast Blues

rec. October 9, 1965 in Chicago by Pete Welding; Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires, voc, g; Johnny Young, g
Testament unissued

# Storyville SLP 180

131966Johnny Young And His Chicago Blues Band

Arhoolie F 1029 track sequence:
- Wild, Wild Woman   @ youtube
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
- I'm Having A Ball   @ youtube
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- I'm Doing All Right
- Stealin'

- Keep On Drinking   @ youtube
- Hot Dog!
- Come Early In The Morning
- Moaning And Groaning
- Crosscut Saw
- Slam Hammer (instr)   @ youtube

rec. November 11 [22 on back cover], 1965 at Sound Studios in Chicago, IL by Pete Welding; Johnny Young, voc, g, mand; Otis Spann, p; James Cotton, hca; Jimmy Lee Morris, b; S.P. Larey, dr; prod. by Chris Strachwitz
cover photo by Pete Welding



Arhoolie CD 325 / P-Vine PCD-2504 track sequence:
- Wild, Wild Woman   @ youtube
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
- I'm Having A Ball   @ youtube
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- I'm Doing All Right
- Stealin'
- Keep On Drinking   @ youtube
- Hot Dog!
- Come Early In The Morning
- Moaning And Groaning
- Cross-Cut Saw
- Slam Hammer   @ youtube
- Strange Girl
- Ring Around My Heart   @ youtube
- Sometimes I Cry
- Don't You Lie To Me   @ youtube
- On The Road Again
- Walter's Boogie
- Stockyard Blues
- Drinking Straight Whiskey   @ youtube

additional tracks on P-Vine PCD-2504:
- Sleeping With The Devil
- Fumbling Around






Arhoolie F 1029

Arhoolie discography


= Fontana 688 809 ZL

Fontana discography

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Arhoolie CD 325 (1990)
(along with most of
Arhoolie F 1037)

click to enlarge !
= P-Vine PCD-24106
(Jp 2002)




(=) P-Vine PCD-2504 (Jp)
(along with all of
Arhoolie F 1037)

141966Johnny Young

- Slam Hammer (instr)   @ youtube
- Wild, Wild Woman   @ youtube

rec. November 11, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, g, mand; Otis Spann, p; James Cotton, hca; Jimmy Lee Morris, b; S.P. Larey, dr



Arhoolie 45-515
151966Blues Southside Chicago

Shakey Horton
- Can't Help Myself
Johnny Young
- One More Time #
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinking
Poor Bob
- I Won't Be Happy
Eddie Boyd
- Where You Belong

Robert Nighthawk
- Merry Christmas []
Homesick James
- Crutch And Cane


Johnny Young
- Little Girl *   @ youtube
Poor Bob
- The Sun Is Rising
Homesick James
- Got To Move
Sunnyland Slim
- I Got To Get To My Baby
Ronda Mitchell & Mrs. Lovell
- J.F. Kennedy's Reservation

Robert Nighthawk
- Lula Mae []
Eddie Boyd
- Losing Hand


rec. in Chicago, IL by Willie Dixon

cover photo of Robert Nighthawk by Frank Scott
notes by Mike Leadbitter



Decca LK 4748 (UK 1966)

= Decca TAB 4748
(UK 197?)

original notes
by Mike Leadbitter



= Flyright LP 521 (UK 1978)

Flyright discography

161966Chicago / The Blues / Today ! Vol. 3

Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
- One More Time
- Kid Man Blues   @ youtube
- My Black Mare
- Stealin' Back   @ youtube
- I Got Mine In Time
- Tighten Up on It   @ youtube

Johnny Shines Blues Band
- Dynaflo Blues
- Black Spider Blues
- Layin' Down My Shoes And Clothes
- If I Get Lucky
Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band with Memphis Charlie
- Rockin' My Boogie #
Johnny Shines Blues Band
- Mr. Bo Weevil
- Hey, Hey


prod. by Samuel Charters

side A (Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band) rec. December 1965 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, # g, [] mand; # Walter Horton, hca; Hayes Ware, b; Elga Edmonds, dr

side B (Johnny Shines Blues Band) rec. 1965 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Shines, voc, g with Walter Horton, hca; # Charlie Musselwhite, hca; Floyd Jones, b, Frank Kirkland, dr
notes by Samuel Charters



Vanguard VRS 9218


= Fontana TFL 6070 (1966)

= Vanguard CD 79218
(1989)

3 CD set
notes by Ed Ward



(=) Vanguard 3VCD 172/74-2
(1999)

171966Otis Spann's Chicago Blues: Nobody Knows My Troubles

- Get Your Hands Out Of My Pocket #
- Nobody Knows My Troubles
- Sarah Street #
- Worried Life Blues
- You Can't Hide

- Jack-Knife (instr) # []
- What's On Your Worried Mind?

- Vicksburg Blues §

- Who's Out There? #
- Spann's Boogie Woogie
- See See Rider

- Lovin' You # []
- One-Room Country Shack
- Mr. Jelly-Roll Baker


CD bonus track:
- G.B. Blues

rec. 1965 in Chicago, IL; Otis Spann, voc, p; § Robert Whitehead, dr

# rec. November 22, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Otis Spann, voc, p, [] org; James Cotten, hca; Johnny Young, g; Jimmy Lee Morris, b; S. P. Leary, dr
notes by Pete Welding





Testament T-2211


= Testament TCD 5005
(1994)

181968Johnny Young & Big Walter: Chicago Blues

Arhoolie F 1037 track sequence:
- Strange Girl
- Ring Around My Heart
- Sometimes I Cry
- Don't You Lie To Me
- On The Road Again

- Drinking Straight Whiskey   @ youtube
- Walter's Boogie
- Stockyard Blues   @ youtube
- Sleeping With The Devil #
- Fumbling Around #

# not reissued on Arhoolie CD 325

rec. November 27, 1967 at Stereosonic Studios in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca; Lafayette Leake, p; Jimmy Dawkins, lead g; Ernest Gatewood, b; Lester Dorsie, dr; prod. by Chris Strachwitz and Willie Dixon
cover photo by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie CD 325 / P-Vine PCD-2504 track sequence:
- Wild, Wild Woman
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
- I'm Having A Ball   @ youtube
- My Trainfare Out Of Town   @ youtube
- I'm Doing All Right
- Stealin'
- Keep On Drinking   @ youtube
- Hot Dog!
- Come Early In The Morning
- Moaning And Groaning
- Cross-Cut Saw
- Slam Hammer
- Strange Girl
- Ring Around My Heart   @ youtube
- Sometimes I Cry
- Don't You Lie To Me
- On The Road Again
- Walter's Boogie
- Stockyard Blues
- Drinking Straight Whiskey   @ youtube

additional tracks on P-Vine PCD-2504:
- Sleeping With The Devil
- Fumbling Around

notes (April 1968)
by Pete Welding



Arhoolie F 1037

notes by Pete Welding

(=) Arhoolie CD 325 (1990)
(along with all of
Arhoolie F 1029)

Arhoolie discography




(=) P-Vine PCD-2504 (Jp)
(all of Arhoolie F 1029
and Arhoolie F 1037)

191968The Roots Of America's Music

LP 1:
Fred McDowell
- Shake 'Em On Down
Mance Lipscomb
- Sugar Babe
Black Ace
- New Triflin' Woman
Alex Moore
- July Boogie
Big Joe Williams
- Greystone Blues
Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
John Jackson
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- No More Hard Times
Lowell Fulson
- River Blues

Mercy Dee
- Walked Down So Many Turnrows
Juke Boy Bonner
- Going Back To The Country
Lightning Hopkins
- Tom Moore Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Unlucky Girl
Clifton Chenier
- Louisiana Blues
Larry Williams
- I Know You Hear Me Calling

Johnny Young
- Wild Wild Woman   @ youtube


LP 2:
Bukka White
- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World
Jesse Fuller
- Amazing Grace
Rev. Overstreet
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
Robert Shaw
- The Ma Grinder
Kid Thomas
- Eh La Bas
Joe Turner
- Old Piney Brown's Gone
Luna
- Nisaba In The Grass

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
- Run Mountain
Del McCoury
- Dreams
The Hodges Brothers
- Carroll County Blues
Luderin Darbone
- Crowley Waltz
Nathan Abshire
- Cajun Two Step
Alice Stuart
- Once I Had A Sweetheart
Crabgrass
- Charles Giteau
James Campbell
- Baby Please Don't Go


compilation of tracks previously on Arhoolie LPs; no previously unissued tracks
2-disc package



Arhoolie R2001/2002

Arhoolie discography

= Stateside/Toshiba
SR-9323B (Jp 1972)

20196?J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
Masters of Modern Blues Volume 2

- Dust My Broom
- Mistake In Life
- Goin' Down Slow
- Lulubelle's Here
- She's So Sweet

- My Kind Of Woman
- Pet Cream Man
- Blues Stay Away From Me
- The Girl I Love
- Sloppy Drunk

CD bonus tracks:
- Wild Wild Woman
- Bluebird

J. B. Hutto & The Hawks with Johnny Young, Big Walter Horton, Lee Jackson, Fred Below

Testament T-2213


= Testament TCD 5020
(1995)

Testament discography

2119??Robert Nighthawk / Houston Stackhouse
Masters of Modern Blues Volume 4

Robert Nighthawk
- Black Angel Blues []
- Maggie Campbell []
- Crowing Rooster Blues []
- I'm Getting Tired []
- Bricks In My Pillow []
- Merry Christmas Baby []

Robert Nighthawk
- Crying Won't Help You []
- Kansas City Blues
- Kidman Blues
#
- Bricks In My Pillow (alt tk) [] #
Houston Stackhouse with Robert Nighthawk
- Big Road Blues
- Cool Water Blues
- Big Fat Mama Blues
- Take A Little Walk With Me
- Bye Bye Blues #
- Mean Old World #
- The Wrong Man #
- Kansas City Blues #


# CD bonus tracks

[] rec. October 14, 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Robert Nighthawk, voc, g; Big John Wrencher, hca; Johnny Young, mand
notes by Pete Welding

Testament T-2215


= Testament TCD 5010
(1994)

Testament discography

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= P-Vine PCD-5363 (Jp)

22196?Goin' To Chicago

LP tracks:
Sam Lay Blues Band
- Tell Me, Mama
- Walking By Myself
- I Can't Be Satisfied
Billy Boy Arnold Band
- I Left My Happy Home
- Billy Boy's Jump
- Crying And Pleading


J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- Wild, Wild Woman
- Bluebird
Floyd Jones - Eddie Taylor Band
- Playhouse Blues
- I Feel So Bad
- Sweet Talkin' Woman


CD tracks:
Billy Boy Arnold Band
- Left My Happy Home
- Billy Boy's Jump
- Cryin' and Pleadin'
- Left My Happy Home (alt. take)
- Baby Jane
- Rock 'n' Roll
- Baby Left Me A Mule to Ride
- Hello Baby
- I Love Only You
- Evalina
- Come See Me Early in the Morning (take 1)
- Why Is Everybody Down On Me
- Come See Me Early in the Morning (take 2)
- Somebody Help Me With These Blues

Testament T-2218


(=) Testament TCD 5018
(1995)

231969Johnny Young: Blues Masters Vol. 9 / Fat Mandolin

Blue Horizon BM 4609 / Blue Horizon 7-63852 track sequence:
- Moaning And Groaning
- Heard My Doorbell Ring
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- Lula Mae
- Jackson Bound
- Walking Slow

- Deal The Cards
- Lend Me Your Love
- Lorraine
- Prison Bound
- Little Girl
- Mean Black Snake



Sony/Blue Horizon CD track sequence:
- Moaning And Groaning
- Heard My Doorbell Ring
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- Lula Mae
- Jackson Bound [tk 1: false start/previously unreleased plus tk 2: master version/remix]
- Walking Slow [master version/remix]
- Deal The Cards [tk 1: previously unreleased]
- Deal The Cards [tk 2: false start/previously unreleased plus tk 3: master version/remix]
- Lend Me Your Love [tks 1, 2 & 3: false starts/previously unreleased plus tk 4: master version/remix]
- Lorraine
- Prison Bound [tks 1 & 2: false starts/previously unreleased plus tk 3: master version/remix]
- Little Girl
- Mean Black Snake [master version/remix]
- Stealin' [previously unreleased]
- Go Ahead On (With That Funky Broadway Sound) [tk 1: false start plus tk 2/previously unreleased]
- Johnny’s Mess Around [previously unreleased]

rec. April 6, 1969 at the O.D.O Studios in New York City; Johnny Young, voc, g, mand; Paul Osher, hca; Otis Spann, p; Sammy Lawhorn, g, b; S.P. Leary, dr. prod. by Bart Friedman and Otis Spann

sleeve design of Blue Horizon 7-63852 ("Fat Mandolin") by Terence Ibbott
notes by Top Topham



Blue Horizon BM 4609 (US
1969 "Blues Masters Vol. 9")

notes by Top Topham



Blue Horizon 7-63852
(UK 1970 "Fat Mandolin")

notes by Michael Vernon

(=) Sony/BMG 88697079152
(UK 2007 / US 2008)
"The Complete
Blue Horizon Sessions"

[on the UK release half the
tracks were remixed a half-
step too slow !!!]

   

- Returning Home (SBH 10640)
- Look What You Done Done (SBH 10641)
- Don't You Do It (SBH 10642)
- Mr. Dough (SBH 10643)
- I'm Mad (SBH 10644)
- Don't You Let Me Down (SBH 10645)
- Spivey, Spann and spivious (SBH 10646)
- I'm Crazy (SBH 10647)
- Hand Cöapping (SBH 10648)
- Tired And Sick (SBH 10649)
- Last Song (SBH 10650)

rec. May 5, 1969; Victoria Spivey, voc; Paul Oscher, hca, Otis Spann, p; Johnny Young, G; Sammy Lawhorne, b; S.P. Leary, dr
Blue Horizon unissued
241969The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann
with Otis Spann, Johnny Young, Luther Johnson, Peter Malick, SP Leary

- I'm A Bad Boy * §
- You're Going To Miss Me When I'm Gone *
- Let Me Ride Your Mule #
- Number 12 And 10 Train #

- You Know You Don't Love Me Baby
- Why Don't You Leave Me Alone *
- Where Is My Wife? * []
- Going Back Home * §

# rec. April 1969 in New York City; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Otis Spann, p; S.P. Leary, dr

* rec. April 1969 in New York City; Otis Spann, voc, p; [] Victoria Spivey, voc; Peter Malick, § Luther Johnson, g; Johnny Young, mand; S.P. Leary, dr
click to enlarge !
Spivey 1013

Spivey discography

251969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott
- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White & Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith

- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- I Am The Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore Blues - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - Lowell & Martin Fulson
- The Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins


- Bear Cat Blues - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining Blues - Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- Got A Date At Half Past Eight - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another Man - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here In Houston - Juke Boy Bonner
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner

- Dream - John Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Mercy Dee Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton

- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

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"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"

two record set
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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

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click to enlarge !
= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

261970Have A Good Time - Chicago Blues
Chicago Anthology

Homesick James
- Little And Low
- Look On Yonder's Wall
- My Home Ain't Here

Walter Horton
- I Need My Baby Blues
- Have A Good Time
Prez Kenneth
- I Am The Man Downstairs
- Messin' With Mabe

Smokey Smothers
- I'm Lookin' For You
"Poor" Bob Woodfork
- I Wanna School You Pretty Baby
- Ain't Got A Lousy Dime
L.C. McKinley
- So Strange
- Mind Your Business
Snooky Pryor
- I'm Going Away #
- Rest A Little While #


# rec. by Rev. H. H. Harrington for his Atomic-H label



Sunnyland KS-101 (UK)

Sunnyland discography

271970The Chicago String Band

LP track sequence:
- The Sun Is Sinking Low
- Trouble On Your Hands
- Weeping And Moaning
- You Know I Do []
- Hoodoo Blues
- You Got Good Business

- I Got To Find That Woman
- Clean Cut Mama
- Railroad Blues
- Don't Sic Your Dog On Me []
- John Henry
- Memphis, Tenn., 1939 Blues

CD track sequence:
- The Sun Is Sinking Low
- Trouble On Your Hands
- Weeping And Moaning
- You Know I Do []
- Hoodoo Blues
- You Got Good Business
- Take It Easy Baby #
- I Got To Find That Woman
- Clean Cut Mama
- Railroad Blues
- Don't Sic Your Dog On Me []
- John Henry
- Memphis, Tenn., 1939 Blues
- Bye Bye Pete § #

# CD bonus tracks

rec. June 18, 1966 in Chicago, Ill.; Big John Wrencher, hca, [] voc; John Lee Granderson, voc, g; Carl Martin, voc, vl, mand; Johnny Young, voc, mand; § Bill Foster, g
notes by Pete Welding



Testament T-2220


= Testament TCD 5006
(1994)

Testament discography


= P-Vine PCD-5580 (Jp)

281970How Blue Can We Get?

Fleetwood Mac
- Watch Out
Jellybread
- Don't Pay Them No Mind
Top Topham
- Mini-Minor-Mo
Duster Bennett
- What A Dream
Bacon Fat
- Boom, Boom (Out Goes The Lights)
Chicken Shack
- Evelyn

Christine Perfect
- And That's Saying A Lot
Bacon Fat
- Small's On 53rd
Fleetwood Mac
- I'm Worried
Chicken Shack
- The Way It Is
Jellybread
- No Brag, Just Facts (parts 1 and 2)
Fleetwood Mac
- Rambling Pony


Elmore James
- Hand In Hand
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- That's Alright
Magic Sam
- All Your Love
Larry Johnson
- Catfish Blues
Otis Spann
- My Love Depends On You
Furry Lewis
- Casey Jones
Champion Jack Dupree
- Grandma (You're A Bit Too Slow)

George Smith
- No Time For Jive

Johnny Young
- Deal The Cards
Roosevelt Holts
- Little Bitty Woman
Bukka White
- Bed Spring Blues
Mississippi Joe Callicott
- On My Last Go Round
Otis Rush
- Jump Sister Bessie
DLP
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Blue Horizon SPR 45/46
291971Nothing But The Blues
The record companion to Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited

J.B. Lenoir
- I Don't Care What Nobody Say
Juke Boy Bonner
- Runnin' Shoes
Doctor Ross
- Goin' Down Slow
Model 'T' Slim
- Woman's The Glory Of Man
Little Mack Simmons
- Come Back
Johnny Shines
- Pipeline Blues

Boozoo Chavis
- Forty One Days
Hop Wilson
- That Wouldn't Satisfy
Big Walter
- My Tears
Lonesome Sundown
- I Stood By
Arthur Gunter
- Don't Leave Me Now
Rockin' Sydney
- Keep On Pushin'


B. B. King
- Eysight To The Blind
Otis Rush
- All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry (The Blues)
John Brim
- Lifetime Baby
Elmore James
- Goin' For Good
Magic Sam
- All Night Long

Lightnin' Slim
- Greyhound Blues
Slim Harpo
- Loving You (The Way I Do)
Otis Spann
- Can't Do Me No Good
Sunnyland Slim
- Midnight Jump

Johnny Young
- Moaning And Groaning
George Smith
- Telephone Blues
2 LP set
notes by Mike Leadbitter







CBS 66278 (UK)
301971JOHNNY YOUNG plays and sings the blues
with his gut-bucket mandolin


- Trompin' At The Ballroom
- Blues Before Sunrise
- Bad Blood
- Little Girl, Little Girl
- I'm Goin', I'm Goin'
- Mandolin Boogie

- No. 12 Is At The Station
- Mary Lou
- My Baby Walked Out
- Why Did You Break My Heart
- Nobody's Business

rec. 1971 at Stu Black's Sound Studio in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Chicago Blues Band: Little Mack Simmons, Jerry Portnoy, hca; Bob Riedy, p; Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr; prod. by Al Smith

[that album obviously had pressing problems which caused its withdrawal soon after release]

notes by Al Smith







Blues on Blues BOB 10005


Blues on Blues discography

311972Take A Little Walk With Me
The Blues in Chicago 1948-1957

J.B. Hutto
- Combination Boogie
Willie Nix
- All By Yourself
Floyd Jones
- Any Old Lonesome Day
Eddie Taylor
- Big Town Playboy
Little Willie Foster
- Little Girl
John Lee Henley
- Knockin' On Lula Mae's Door
Robert Nighthawk
- My Sweet Lovin' Woman
John Brim
- Gary Stomp [Parrot 799]

Lazy Bill Lucas
- She Got Me Walkin'
Willie Nix
- Nervous Wreck
Floyd Jones
- Skinny Woman
Grace Brim
- Going Down The Line [Random 202]

Johnny Young
- My Baby Walked Out
Little Walter
- Blue Baby
Jimmy Rogers
- Ludella No. 2
Baby Face Leroy
- Take A Little Walk With Me


Grace Brim
- Mean Man Blues [Fortune 801]
Robert Nighthawk
- Feel So Bad
Homesick James
- The Woman I Love
Lazy Bill Lucas
- I Had A Dream
Willie Nix
- No More Love
Floyd Jones
- Floyd's Blues
John Lee Henley
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie
Memphis Minnie
- World Of Trouble


Johnny Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
Floyd Jones
- Big World
John Brim
- Drinking Woman [J.O.B. 1011]
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
Willie Nix
- Just Can't Stay
Junior Wells
- Tomorrow Night
Little Willie Foster
- Crying The Blues
Johnny Shines
- Living In The White House


compiled, annotated and produced by Leroy Pierson
DLP
notes by Leroy J. Pierson









Boogie Disease BD 101/2
[Leroy Pierson's first (one
record) label, 500 copies only]
321972The Great Blues Men

Homesick James
- Set A Date
John Lee Hooker
- Dusty Road
Sleepy John Estes
- Corinna #
Muddy Waters
- Nineteen Years Old
Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Blues In G
Rev. Gary Davis
- If I Had My Way #

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Key To The Highway
Otis Spann
- Burning Fire
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Cotton Field Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- Louise, Louise Blues

Johnny Young
- Tighten Up On It   @ youtube
James Cotton
- Ain't Nobody's Business


Mississippi John Hurt
- Moanin' The Blues
Junior Wells
- Stormy Mnday Blues #
Johnny Shines
- Dynaflow Blues
Son House (+ Al Wilson)
- Empire State Blues #
Sonny Terry
- Mountain Blues
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- It's All Right, Baby

Jimmy Rushing
- How Long, How Long Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
J. B. Hutto
- Please Help
Fred McDowell
- Fred's Ramblin' Blues
Ida Cox
- Four Day Creep #
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
Otis Rush
- I't's A Mean Old World

# not on CD
DLP
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Vanguard VSD 25/26

Vanguard / King GW-203/4
(Jp 1972)

(=) Vanguard CD 25/26 (1988)

331973American Folk Blues Festival '72

Bukka White
- I'm Gettin' Ready
- World Boogie *
- Aberdeen Blues
Big Joe Williams
- My Baby Is Gone
- My Boots & Shoes
- Louise *
Robert Pete Williams
- Look Here Woman

Roosevelt Sykes
- Driving Wheel *
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Boot That Thing *
Memphis Slim
- Baby Please Come Home *
- Lonesome Traveller
- Boogin' And Bluesin'

Johnny Young, W.D. Kent, Billy Davenport
- Instrumental Boogie #   @ Spotify


Big Mama Thornton
- Tell Me Baby
- Ball In (!) Chain
T-Bone Walker
- Shake It Baby
- Goin' Back To Church

Jimmy Rogers & Whispering Smith
- Chicago Bound *
- Tricky Woman
Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- Winter Time Blues
Jimmy Dawkins Chicago Blues Band
- Don't Ever Leave Me
- Got My Mojo Workin'


* not on CD

rec. March 16, 1972 at Hilpert Theatre, Lünen, Germany, and October 26, 1972 at Circus-Krone-Bau, München, Germany

# Johnny Young, mand; W.D. (Willie) Kent, b; Billy Davenport, dr

American Folk Blues Festival discography

DLP     notes by
Siegfried Schmidt-Joos
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Atlantic 60036 (1973)
The 10th American Folk
Blues Festival Blues
Giants - Rock Creators

DLP
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click to enlarge !
= L+R 42.018

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(=) L+R CDLS-2018

L+R discography

341973The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band
Lake Michigan Ain't No River

Chicago Ain't No Hilly Town

- My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble
- House Rock
- Walking By Myself
- Slick Chick
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
- Keep On Looking # //
- Have You Ever //

- Dust My Broom # []
- Reconsider Baby # []
- I Don't Know Why # []
- Chicken Shack

- Mandolin Boogie *
- Why Did You Break My Heart *
- Johnnie's Jump *
- Pig Ear Rag

rec. 1972 at Sound Studios in Chicago, Ill.

# Bob Riedy, p; Chris Mason, ts; John Littlejohn, g; [] voc; Bob Falvey, b; Richard "Hubcap" Robinson, dr, // voc

* Bob Riedy, p; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Chris Mason, sax; Frank Capek, g; Jim Wydra, b; Sam Lay, dr



Rounder 2005


= Pläne PL 88128
(Germany 1979)


= Chicago Sound Recordings
SCR 2005 [Bob Riedy's label]

351974Johnny Young: I Can't Keep My Foot From Jumping

- Stop Breaking Down
- I Gotta Find My Baby
- Deal The Cards
- My Trainfare Out Of Town
- I Know She's Kinda Slick
- Tried Not To Cry

- Keep On Drinking
- Kid Mama Blues
- Lend Me Your Love
- Sweet Mama
- No. 12 Is At The Station
- I Can't Keep My Foot From Jumping

rec. 1973 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, g; p; Louis Myers, g; Richard Evans, b; Bill Warren, dr; prod. by Al Smith
notes by Al Smith



Bluesway BLS 6075
361974Chicago Blues

Barrelhouse BH-004 track sequence
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her (tk 1) [Ora Nelle 711]
- I Just Keep Loving Her (tk 2)
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues (tk 1) [Ora Nelle 711]
- Ora Nelle Blues (tk 2)

Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman (tk 1) [Ora Nelle 712]
- Money Takin Woman (tk 2) [previously unissued]
Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues [Ora Nelle 712]

Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues (tk 1)
- Little Store Blues (tk 2)
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
- Thinkin' Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound
- Stone Blind
Johnny Temple
- Olds "98" Blues

St. George STG-1001 track sequence
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her (tk 1) [Ora Nelle 711]
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues (tk 1) [Ora Nelle 711]

Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues (tk 1)
Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman (tk 1) [Ora Nelle 712]
Boll Weevil
- Christmas Time Blues
Johnny Temple
- Olds 98 Blues
Sleepy John Estes
- Stone Blind


Johnny Williams & Johnny Young
- Worried Man Blues [Ora Nelle 712]
Boll Weevil
- Thinkin' Blues

Johnny Young
- Money Takin Woman (tk 2) [Barrelhouse BH-004]
Othum Brown & Little Walter
- Ora Nelle Blues (tk 2)
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- Little Store Blues (tk 1)
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her (tk 2)
Sleepy John Estes
- Harlem Bound


rec. 1947/48 in Bernard and Red Abrams' Maxwell Street record shop for the Ora Nelle label
all tracks (except where noted) previously unissued

notes by George Paulus



Barrelhouse BH-004

Barrelhouse discography


= St. George STG-1001 (1983)
"Chicago Boogie 1947"
improved sound

St. George discography


= P-Vine PLP-6714
(Jp 1998)


= P-Vine PCD-1888
(Jp 2003)

371975Johnny Young & His Friends

LP track sequence:
- Prison Bound
- Sugar Farm Blues []
- All My Money Gone   @ youtube
- My Home Ain't Here
- Did You Get That Letter?
- I'm Leaving Baby
- I Got It

- Meet Me In The Bottom $
- You Made Me Feel So Good
- Blues And Trouble
- Kid Man Blues []
- Humpty Dumpty
- Forty-Four Blues
- Whoop It Up

CD track sequence:
- Prison Bound
- Sugar Farm Blues []
- All My Money Gone
- My Home Ain't Here
- Blues For Big Time [] #
- Did You Get That Letter?
- I'm Leaving Baby
- I Got It
- Bumble Bee [] #
- Meet Me In The Bottom $
- You Made Me Feel So Good
- Want My Lovin' #
- Blues And Trouble
- Kid Man Blues []
- Humpty Dumpty
- Instrumental [] #
- Forty-Four Blues
- Whoop It Up

# CD bonus tracks

[] rec. 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Big John Wrencher, hca; John Lee Granderson, g
$ rec. 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Big John Wrencher, hca; Robert Nighthawk, g
notes by Pete Welding



Testament T-2226


= Testament TCD 5003
(1994)

Testament discography


= P-Vine PCD-5564 (Jp)

381979Blues Roots: Give Me The Blues

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

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

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

Clarence Edwards
- Mean Old Frisco
Bert Logan, Russ Logan, Big Joe Williams
- Four O'Clock In The Morning
Big Joe Henry Miller, Jimmy Lee Miller
- Down Here By Myself
Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires
- 21 Below Zero [Testament unissued]

Johnny Young
- Green Door Blues
Arthur Weston
- Roll Me Over Slow


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

Speckled Red
- Cow Cow Blues
Otis Spann
- The Skies Are Blue
Memphis Slim
- A Letter Home
Otis Spann
- Boots And Shoes
Memphis Slim
- Rebecca Blues
Willie Mabon
- I'm The Fixer
Champion Jack Dupree
- I Just Want To Be Free


DLP







Storyville 6.28470
= PGP RTB 2LP 3220044

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

Storyville discography

391979Vivian & Jimmy's Blues Showcase

Willie Cobbs
- You Don't Love Me [Vee Jay 411]
- You're So Hard To Please [Vee Jay 411]
- Lonely Boy [Pure Gold 302, remastered by Vee Jay]
Christine Kittrell
- Sittin' & Drinkin' [Vee Jay 399]
- I'm A Woman [Vee Jay 444]
- It's Nobody's Fault [Vee Jay 444]
J. B. Lenoir
- Do What I Say [Vee Jay 352]

J. B. Lenoir
- Oh Baby [Vee Jay 352]

Snooky Pryor
- Someone To Love Me [Vee Jay 215] #
- You Tried To Ruin Me [Vee Jay unissued] #
- Judgment Day [Vee Jay 215] #   @ youtube
Floyd Jones
- Schooldays (On My Mind) [Vee Jay 111]
- Ain't Times Hard [Vee Jay 111]
- Any Old Lonesome Day [Vee Jay 126]


# with Johnny Young, g
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Teichiku ULS-1913-JY (Jp)
401980Chicago Slickers Vol. 2 1948-55

Little Walter
- Blue Baby

Man Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
- My Baby Walked Out
Robert Nighthawk
- My Sweet Lovin' Woman
Grace Brim
- Goin Down The Line
Johnny Shines
- Living In The White House
Willie Nix
- No More Love
- Nervous Wreck

Willie Nix
- Just Can't Stay
- All By Yourself
Floyd Jones
- Skinny Woman
John Brim
- Drinking Woman
Lazy Bill
- I Had A Dream
J. B. Hutto
- Combination Boogie
Floyd Jones
- Any Old Lonesome Day
- Floyd's Blue


notes by Leroy Pierson



Nighthawk 107

Nighthawk discography

411983Combination Blues
Chicago Bluesmasters Vol. 1

J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
- Combination Boogie
- Now She's Gone
- Pet Cream Man
- Lovin' You
- Price Of Love
- Things Are So Slow
- Dim Lights


Snooky Pryor
- Judgement Day (alt tk) [Vee-Jay unissued] #
- Someone To Love Me (alt tk) [Vee-Jay unissued] #
- You Tried To Ruin Me Baby [Vee-Jay unissued] #
Willie Nix And His Combo
- Nervous Wreck
- No More Love
- Just Can't Stay
- All By Myself


# with Johnny Young, g

Charly CRB 1042
42198519 Tracks From The Film Chicago Blues

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- We're Ready
- First Time I Met The Blues
- Country Girl
- Hoodoo Man

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- We're Ready
- In My Younger Days

Johnny Young
- Driving Wheel #
- Walking Groundhog #


Muddy Waters
- She's 19 Years Old
- Hoochie Coochie Man
- I Got My Mojo Working
Mighty Joe Young
- Why You Want To Hurt Me
Koko Taylor
- Wang Dang Doodle

J.B. Hutto
- Speak My Mind
- Come On Back Home
Johnny Lewis
- Your Gonna Miss Me
- Uncle Sam
- Hobo Blues
- I Hear You Knocking


# rec. c. April 1970 live in Chicago,5 IL by Harley Cokliss for the film "Chicago Blues"; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Lefty Dizz (Walter Williams, g; b; dr
notes by Mike Rowe

Red Lightnin' RL 0055


Red Lightnin' discography

click to enlarge !
= P-Vine PCD-5332 (Jp 1998)
"Muddy Waters, Junior
Wells & Buddy Guy ..."

431990Snooky Pryor

- Fine Boogie
- I'm Getting Tired
- Rough Treatment (two takes)
- Why Should I Worry?
- Going Back On The Road
- Real Fine Boogie
- Hold Me In Your Arms
- Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man
- Boogie Twist
- Keep What You Got
- Stockyard Blues
- Boogie
- Telephone Blues

- Let Me Ride Your Mule #
- My Baby Walked Out On Me #
- Harp Instrumental
- Stop The Train Conductor
- Walking Boogie
- My Head Is Turning Grey


# Johnny "Man" Young, voc, mand

Snooky Pryor discography

notes by Klaus Kilian

Flyright FLYCD 20

Flyright discography


= Paula PCD-11 (1991 US)

441995Bottleneck Blues

Napoleon Strickland
- Key To The Bushes
Big Joe Williams
- Talking About Bottleneck
- Traveling Blues

Robert Night Hawk
- Crying Won't Help You (alt. tk.) §
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Six White Horses
Mott Willis
- Knife Instrumental
Robert Lee Granderson
- Flora Blues
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks
- Wild Wild Woman
Blind Connie Williams
- St. Louis Blues
David Honeyboy Edwards
- Worryin' Woman Blues
Robert Johnson
- I'm Coming, Lord, Please Don't Drive Me Away

Chicago Blues Band
- Verna Lee Blues []
Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Wouldn't Mind Dying
John Littlejohn
- Dust My Broom
Blind Connie Williams
- Trouble In Mind
Big Joe Williams
- How Do You Want Your Rollin' Done
Mott Willis
- M & O Blues
Johnny Shines
- Crucial Moment
Jack Owens
- Train Time
Robert Johnson
- I Don't Know When Death Is Gonna Call Me
Herb Quinn
- Casey, You Can't Ride This Train
Napoleon Strickland
- Skake 'Em Down


§ rec. October 14, 1964 in Chicago, Ill.; Robert Nighthawk, voc, g; Big John Wrencher, hca; Johnny Young, mand
[] rec. June 18, 1966 in Chicago, Ill.; John Lee Granderson, voc, g; Big John Wrencher, hca; Carl Martin, voc, vl, mand; Johnny Young, voc, mand
(Testament 2216
announced, but not issued)


Testament TCD 5021

Testament discography

= P-Vine PCD-5576 (Jp)

451995Johnny Young: Back To Chicago

- Little Girl [Decca LK 4748]
- One More Time [Decca LK 4748]
- Humpty Dumpty [Testament T-2226]
- I Got It [Testament T-2226]
- Whoop It Up [Testament T-2226]
- All My Money Gone [Testament T-2226]
- Prison Bound [Testament T-2226]
- Bad Blood [Testament T-2226]
- Let Me Ride Your Mule [Testament T-2226]
- Meet Me In The Bottom [Testament T-2226]
- Money Taking Woman [Testament T-2203]
- I Got To Find That Woman [Testament T-2220]
- You Got Your [sic - actually Good] Business [Testament T-2220]
- I'm Leaving Baby [Testament T-2226]
- My Baby Walked Out In 1954 [Testament T-2203]
- You Make Me Feel So Good [Testament T-2203]
- Back To Chicago [Testament T-2203]
- Tired Of You Smiling [Testament T-2203]
- Moaning And Groaning [Blue Horizon BH 7-63852]
- Heard My Doorbell Ring [Blue Horizon BH 7-63852]
- My Trainfare Out Of Town [Blue Horizon BH 7-63852]
- Lula Mae [Blue Horizon BH 7-63852]
- Jackson Bound [Blue Horizon BH 7-63852]
- Walking Slow [Blue Horizon BH 7-63852]




Delta DCD-1874 (US)
461996Let's Have A Blues Ball!
The Music if the Juke Joints

- I'm Having A Ball - Johnny Young
- Dream - John Littlejohn
- Swing It On Home - Big Mama Thornton
- Anna Lee - Earl Hooker
- Going Back To The Country - Juke Boy Bonner
- It's Hard - Clifton Chenier
- Come On Baby - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Gambling Blues - Juke Boy Bonner
- Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- I'm In The Big City - Juke Boy Bonner
- Meet You At The Chicken Shack - Ligtnin Hopkins
- Rag Around Your Head - John Delafose
- The Blues (Won't Let Me Take My Rest) - Henry Gray
- Shake You Moneymaker - John Littlejohn
- If Trouble Was Money - Charlie Musslewhite

- Wild, Wild Woman - Johnny Young
- Gimme A Penny - Big Mama Thornton
- On The Road Again - Johnny Young
- Mojo In My Hand - L.C. Robinson


Arhoolie CD 590 (US)

= Ace CDCHD 590 (UK)

47199615 Urban Blues Classics

- Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Big Mama's Bumble Bee - Big Mama Thornton
- Cincinnati Stomp - Big Joe Duskin
- Anna Lee - Earl Hooker
- Up & Down The Avenue - Charlie Musselwhite
- Been Around The World - John Littlejohn
- Wine-O-Baby Boogie - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson
- I Know That's Right - Katie Webster
- Raven, The - Omar Sharriff
- You Think I'm Your Good Thing - Bee Houston
- Going Back To The Country - Juke Boy Bonner
- Ups & Downs - L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson
- Atlanta Bounce - Piano Red

- Wild, Wild, Woman - Johnny Young
- Gibson Creek Shuffle - The Charles Ford Band


Arhoolie CD 102
48199715 Piano Blues & Boogie Classics

- Dollar Bill Boogie - Big Joe Duskin
- Have You Ever Been Out In The Country - Mercy Dee
- Whistling Alex Moore's Blue - Whistling Alex Moore

- Moaning And Groaning - Johnny Young/Otis Spann
- Katie's Boogie Woogie - Katie Webster
- Cruel Hearted Woman - Thunder Smith
- Ma Grinder, The - Robert Shaw
- Why Did You Go Last Night - Clifton Chenier/Elmore Nixon
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - L.C. "Good Rockin" Robinson/Pinetop Perkins
- San Francisco Can Be Such A Lonely Town - Omar Sharriff
- Rocket Boogie "88" - Pete Johnson
- Sugar Hill - Bukka White
- You Ain't Got A Chance - Piano Red
- Cold Chills - Henry Gray
- On The Spot Boogie - Charlie Musselwhite/Lafayette Leake



Arhoolie CD 108
491997Otis Spann: Live The Life

- Been A Long, Long Time
- Look Under My Bed
- Tribute To Martin Luther King
- Sarah Street
- Worried Life Blues
- Kansas City
- Tin Pan Alley
- 5 Long Years
- Live The Life I Love
- I Wanna Go Home
- Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
- High Rising
- Everything Gonna Be Alright
- What's On Your Worried Mind?
- Mean Old Train Young

- My Baby Left Me {}

{} rec. May 19 or 23, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Charles 'Harmonica Slim' Willis, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Johnny Young, g; Robert Whitehead, dr

Testament TCD 6001
501997Carl Martin: Crow Jane Blues

- Crow Jane Blues
- Corrina, Corrina *
- Trouble On Your Hand No. 2 []
- State Street Pimp No. 2 *
- Gravedigger Blues *
- Worried All The Time #
- Liza Jane
- Good Morning Judge

- John Henry *
- West Virginia Blues #
- Trouble On Your Hand No. 1 []
- Everyday I Have The Blues *
- Frankie & Johnny *
- State Street Pimp No. 1 *
- Railroad Blues
- You Can't Beat The Syndicate (interview by Pete Welding)


rec. May 31, 1966 in Chicago, Ill.; Carl Martin, voc, fiddle, g, mand; Johnny Young, * g, [] mand

# rec. December 20, 1965 in Chicago, Ill.; Ted Bogan, voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca; Johnny Young, mand

Carl Martin discography

notes by Frank Scott



Testament TCD 6006

Testament discography

511998John Lee Granderson: Hard Luck John

- Minglewood Blues
- Hard Luck John
- Flora Blues

- Please Come Back To Me #
- Death Valley Blues
- Texas Blues
- Rock Me All Night Long

- Cold Dark Evening #
- County Farm Blues
- Decoration Day
- Aching Pain Blues
- This Is Your Last Chance
- That's Doggin' Me

- Watch Out, Girl *
- Got To Bend You Over, Baby
- One Kind Favor


# rec. April 4, 1964 in Chicago, IL; John Lee Granderson, voc, g; Jimmy Walker, p; Johnny Young, mand

* rec. June 18, 1966 in Chicago, IL; John Lee Granderson, voc, g; Carl Martin, vn; Johnny Young, mand

John Lee Granderson discography

notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD 5031
521998Mandolin Blues

Yank Rachell
- Dig My Buddy, Joe
- Smokey Joe
- Rainy Day Blues #
- My Baby's Gonna Jump And Shout #
Carl Martin
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Grave Digger Blues
Will Hatcher
- Garbage Man Blues
- Crawdad
- Waiting Just For You

Ted Bogan
- Mary, Run To The Window §
Johnny Young
- Highway 61
- Jumpin' On Eight (instr)
- Stealin'
- Mandolin Rock (instr)
- I Tried To Get You Off My Mind
- Bumble Bee []
- Crawling King Snake

Yank Rachell tracks rec. February 12, 1967 in Chicago; Yank Rachell, voc, mand, g; Taj Mahal, g, # hca; Sleppy John Estes, g

Johnny Young tracks rec. 1963-1964 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, mand; Little Walter, hca; Jimmy Walker, p

[] rec. May 9, 1964 live at the University of Chicago; Johnny Young, voc, mand, g; Little Walter, hca; Jimmy Walker, p

§ rec. December 20, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Ted Bogan, voc, g; John Lee Henley, hca; Johnny Young, mand
notes by Frank Scott

Testament TCD 6004

Testament discography

531998Down Home Harp

- Blue Mood - Big Walter Horton
- We All Got To Go - Billy Boy Arnold
- Billy Boy's Jump - Billy Boy Arnold
- Borrow Love And Go - James 'Bat' Robinson

- You Know I Love You - Big John Wrencher #
- Thinkin' About Your Apples - Coot Venson
- Sweet Woman Blues - George Robertson

- Canadian Sunset (instr) - Harmonica Slim Willis Quartet {}
- Last Night Blues - Andrew Cauthen
- Blue As I Can Be - Willie Lee Harris
- Fox Chase - Snake Hippin' - Careless Love - John Lee Henley
- Sweet Little Woman - Robert Nighthawk With Little Walter
- Slow Train Through Arkansas - Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle
- T-Model And The Train - Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle
- Morning Rock - Coot Venson
- Blues For Illinois - Dr. Ross
- Mattie Mae - Billy Boy Arnold
- Where The Southern Crosses The Dog - Coot Venson
- Goin' Down To The Station - Andrew Cauthen

- Walter's Boogie - Big Walter Horton
- John Henry - James 'Bat' Robinson
- Baby, You Don't Have To Go - Johnny Young with Little Walter []

# rec. June 18, 1966 in Chicago, IL; Big John Wrencher, voc, hca; John Lee Granderson, g; Carl Martin, voc, mand; Johnny Young, mand

[] rec. May 9, 1964 live at the University of Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, mand, g; Little Walter, hca; Jimmy Walker, p

{} rec. May 19 or 23, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Charles 'Harmonica Slim' Willis, hca; Otis Spann, p; Johnny Young, g; Robert Whitehead, dr

Testament TCD 6011

Testament discography

= P-Vine PCD-5575 (Jp)

541999Shake 'Em On Down
The Real Country Blues

- Shake 'Em On Down - Fred McDowell
- Sloppy Drunk Blues - Big Joe Williams
- Alabama Blues - Bukka White
- Need More Blues - Sleepy Joe Estes
- Judge Boushay Blues - Furry Lewis
- Pardon Denied Again - Robert Pete Williams
- Rabbit Blues - Smoky Babe
- Take Me Out Of The Bottom - Big Joe Williams
- Fred's Worried Life Blues - Fred McDowell
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Come Home To Me Baby - Joe Callicott
- Smokestack Lightning - Clarence Edwards
- Write Me A Few Lines - Fred McDowell
- Mississippi River - Smoky Babe
- Just Tippin' It - Robert Pete Williams
- She Left Me A Mule To Ride - Big Joe Williams
- Canned Heat - Houston Stackhouse
- Three O'Clock In The Morning - Johnny Woods
- 'Bout A Spoonful - Nathan Beauregard
- You Call Yourself A Cadillac - Robert Nighthawk

- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business - Johnny Young & Otis Spann
- Oh Baby - Napeleon Strickland

Arhoolie/Ace CD 527 (UK)
551999I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume One

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



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

Interviews
Willie Mabon
James Brewer
Eddie Boyd
Yank Rachell

# rec. May 19 or 23, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, // g, \\ mand; Slim Willis, hca; Otis Spann, p; Robert Whitehead, dr




Johnny Young
- Johnny's Boogie # [unissued]
2 CD set



Jefferson Records
SBACD 12653/4
561999Chicago Blues Hard Times

- I Just Keep Loving Her - Little Walter
- Telephone Blues - Snooky Pryor / Moody Jones
- Snooky & Moody's Boogie - Moody Jones / Snooky Pryor

- My Baby Walked Out On Me - Johnny Young
- Keep What You Got - Floyd Jones
- Ore Nellie Blues: (That's Alright) - Othum Brown
- Stockyard Blues - Floyd Jones
- Blues Baby - Little Walter
- I Want My Baby - Little Walter
- Roll Tumble And Slip: (I Cried) - Sunnyland Slim
- Train Time: (Four O' Clock Blues) - Sunnyland Slim
- Johnson Machine Gun - Sunnyland Slim
- Fly Right Little Girl - Sunnyland Slim
- Gypsy Woman - Muddy Waters
- Little Anna Mae - Muddy Waters
- I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
- I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters
- Hard Times - Floyd Jones

- Let Me Ride Your Mule - Johnny Young
- School Days - Floyd Jones
- Money Takin' Woman - Johnny Young [Ora Nelle 712]
- Worried Man Blues - Johnny Williams [Ora Nelle 712]

Indigo IGOCD 2095
571999And This Is Maxwell Street

CD One
- The Sun Is Shining- Johnny Young #
- Can't Hold Out Much Longer - Big John Wrencher
- Juke Medley - Carey Bell
- That's All Right - Robert Night Hawk
- Red Top/Ornithology - Little Arthur King
- Maxwell Street Jam - Carey Bell
- Lucille - Big John Wrencher
- Corinna, Corinna - Arvella Gray
- Power To Live Right - Carrie Robinson
- Cheating And Lying Blues - Robert Night Hawk
- Honky Tonk - Robert Night Hawk
- Dust My Broom - Robert Night Hawk
- Peter Gunn Jam - Robert Night Hawk
- I Need Love So Bad - Robert Night Hawk

- All I Want For My Breakfast - Johnny Young #
- Take It Easy, Baby - Robert Night Hawk
- Long Gone John - Unknown Harpist



CD Two
- Mama, Talk To Your Daughter - Big Mojo Elem
- I'm Ready - Carey Bell
- Carey'n On - Carey Bell
- When The Saints Go Marching In - James Brewer Group
- Back Off Jam - Robert Night Hawk
- John Henry - Arvella Gray
- Anna Lee/Sweet Black Angel - Robert Night Hawk

- Love You Tonight - Big John Wrencher
- The Time Have Come - Robert Night Hawk
- Cruisin' In A Cadillac - Carey Bell
- Honey Hush - Robert Night Hawk
- I'll Fly Away - James Brewer Gospel Group
- I Shall Overcome - Fannie Brewer


CD Three [P-Vine & Catfish versions only]
Michael Bloomfield interviews Robert Night Hawk
- Musical Introduction
- Reel 2
- Reel 3
- Reel 4
- Reel 1


Street recordings made for 1964 documentary film 'And This Is Free'; compiled by Ian Talcroft

# rec. September 20, 1964 live on Maxwell Street in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, g; Robert Nighthawk, Mike Bloomfield, g; dr
2 CD set
notes by Colin Talcroft



P-Vine PCD-5527/28 (Jp)
= Rooster CD ROO2641
(US 2000)
= Catfish CD (UK 10/2000)
582000The Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Box Set

Johnny Young
- Sometimes I Cry

"106 songs by 96 artists clocks in at over 6 hours"

5 CD box set

Arhoolie CD 491

www.arhoolie.com

592001Snooky Pryor and Friends: Pitch A Boogie Woogie If It Takes Me All Night Long
Seminal Post-War Chicago Blues

Floyd Jones
- Keep What You Got
- Stockyard Blues
Moody Jones
- Rough Treatment
- Rough Treatment (alt tk)
- Why Should I Worry
Snooky Pryor
- Big Guns (Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man) (undubbed version)
- Boogie Twist
- Boogy Fool
- Can't We Get This Straight
- Cryin' Shame
- Eighty Nine Ten
- Fine Boogie
- (Real) Fine Boogie
- Going Back On The Road
- Harp Instrumental
- Hold Me In Your Arms
- I Can't Feel Good No More
- I Can't Feel Good No More (alt tk)
- I'm Getting Tired
- Raisin' Sand
- Stop The Train Conductor (tk 1)
- Stop The Train Conductor (tk 2)
- Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man
- Walking Boogie
Snooky & Moody
- Snooky & Moody's Boogie
- Telephone Blues

Johnny Young
- Let Me Ride Your Mule
- My Baby Walked Out

Snooky Pryor discography


Westside WESA 869
602004I Blueskvarter Chicago 1964, Volume Three

CD One
Snooks Eaglin
- Yours Truly
- Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
- My Babe
- Let Me Go Home, Whiskey
- Careless Love
- Rock Island Line
- CC Rider
- I`m Looking For A Woman
- Hello Dolly
- Lonesome Road
Babe Stovall
- Good Morning Blues
- Candy Man
- Fo' Day Blues
- Gonna Move To Kansas City
Johnny Moment
- Keep Our Business To Yourself
- You Got To Mind How To Treat Someone Else
Will Shade
- I Got The Blues So Bad
- I Can't Stand It
Furry Lewis
- Baby, I Know You Don't Love Me
Earl Bell
- Travellin' Man
- Terraplane Blues
Moose Williams
- Mother Keep Your Light Burning High In The Window



CD Two
Willie Mabon
- Somebody's Got To Pay
Big Walter Horton
- West Side Blues
- Tin Pan Alley
- This Is It
Sunnyland Slim
- Prison Bound
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Hot Potatoes
- One Room Country Shack
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues

Johnny Young
- You Got Bad Blood, I Think You Need A Shot #
Washboard Sam
- Mama Don't Allow
Big Joe Williams
- Rootin' Groundhog
- Southern Blues
- King's Highway Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
- Improvisations and Interview
- Drive 'em Down Special
- Improvisations and Interview
- I Feel Like A Millionaire
- Improvisations and Interview
- Barrelhouse Woman
- Improvisations and Interview


# rec. May 19 or 23, 1964 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Young, voc, g; Slim Willis, hca; Otis Spann, p; Robert Whitehead, dr
2 CD set


Jefferson Records
SBACD 12658/9
6120??Johnny Young: I Got It

- Humpty Dumpty
- I Got It
- Whoop It Up
- All My Money Gone
- Prison Bound
- Bad Blood

- Let Me Ride Your Mule
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Money Taking Woman
- I Got To Find That Woman (instr)
- You Got Your Business
- I'm Leaving, Baby


Rockin Blues LP_RB 19922


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, pp. 418-419
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 43, 94, 177, 234-235, 249, 273, 356, 421, 452, 500-501, 503, 595, 603, 608-609
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 1087-1088
- Robert Ford & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1971 - 2000 [the later years].- Vancouver 2011, pp. 379, 504, 513
- Tony Russell: The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray.- New York (Schirmer Books) 1997
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/oldswing.html
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/planetmarvel.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Blue Horizon 7-63852

thanks to Jean-Pierre Urbain, Joe Louis and Alan Balfour for additional info / scans

 

The Chicago String Band: Carl Martin, John Wrencher, Johnny Young, John Lee Granderson; source: front cover of Testament T-2220; photographer: Pete Welding; click to enlarge !
The Chicago String Band: Carl Martin, John Wrencher, Johnny Young, John Lee Granderson
source: front cover of Testament T-2220; photographer: Pete Welding
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