Blues Ball
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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

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year of
release
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2001
(1979)
Howlin' Wolf: Heart Like Railroad Steel
Memphis & Chicago Blues 1951-57
15 rare & unreleased recordings1)   Vol. 1

- Highway My Friend [---, previously unissued]
- Hold Your Money [---, previously unissued]
- Streamline Woman [---, previously unissued]
- California Blues [---, previously unissued]
- Stay Here 'til My Baby Comes Back Home [---, previously unissued]
- Crazy 'bout You Baby [---, previously unissued, aka What's Your Name]
- Saddle My Pony [Chess 1515]

- Bluebird [8353, previously unissued]
- You Ought To Know [8355, previously unissued]
- Nature (alt tk) [(8531 alt tk), previously unissued]
- Walk To Camp Hall [8615, previously unissued]
- My Baby Told Me [8617, previously unissued]

1) there are only 12 tracks on that album, appearing on the disc in the session order, but listed incorrectly on the sleeve - the order above is correct !

Howlin' Wolf discography




Blues Ball 2001

BU 134,26
2002
(1979)
Howlin' Wolf: Can't Put Me Out
Chicago 1956-72
Rare & unreleased recordings Volume II

- Can't Put Me Out [9151, previously unissued]
- Commit A Crime [14643, previously unissued]
- Somebody In My Home (alt tk) [---, previously unissued]
- Going Back Home [Chess 1648]
- My Life [Chess 1648]
- Getting Late [9153, previously unissued]

- My People's Gone [9585, previously unissued]
- Long Green Stuff [11917, previously unissued]
- Joy To My Soul [12619, previously unissued]
- Dust My Broom [15818, previously unissued]
- ~40 sec track unlisted on the sleeve (aka Rollin' And Tumblin'); Howlin' Wolf, g, half-singing, half-whispering
- Big House [live version January 26, 1972; previously unissued]

Howlin' Wolf discography

notes by Anonymous








Blues Ball 2002

BU 134,26
2003
(1979)
Sultans Of The Slide Guitar
Rare and unreleased Recordings from 1953 - 1969

Hound Dog Taylor
- Watch Out [Checker 1223, issued?]
Robert Nighthawk
- My Angel [previously unissued]
Johnny Littlejohn
- Keep On Running [previously unissued]
Hound Dog Taylor
- Hound Dog [previously unissued]
Koko Taylor with Robert Nighthawk
- What Kind Of Man Is This [Checker 1092]
Johnny Littlejohn
- She's Too Much [previously unissued]
Hound Dog Taylor
- Scrappin' [previously unissued]

Robert Nighthawk
- She Knows How To Love A Man [previously unissued]
Johnny Littlejohn
- When I Think About My Baby [previously unissued]
Hound Dog Taylor
- Sitting Here Alone [previously unissued]
Johnny Littlejohn
- I Had a Dream [previously unissued]
Koko Taylor with Robert Nighthawk
- I Got What It Takes [Checker 1092]
Hound Dog Taylor
- Down Home Special [Checker 1223, issued?]
Robert Nighthawk
- Someday [previously unissued]

rec. 1949-1969
notes by Anonymous




Blues Ball 2003

BU 137/138,39
2004
(1979)
Sonny Boy Williamson: Don't Make A Mistake

- Going In Your Direction [Trumpet 216]
- Red Hot Kisses [Trumpet 216]
- Cat Hop (instr.) [Trumpet 212]
- Gonna Find My Baby [Trumpet 186] #
- Make A Little Love With Me [Trumpet 186] #
- Fattening Frogs For Snakes (alt tk) [previously unissued]
- Hurts Me So Much (tk. 2) [previously unissued]
- Hurts Me So Much (tk. 3) [previously unissued]

- Hurts Me So Much (tk. 4) [previously unissued]
- I Don't Know [Checker 864]
- Find Another Woman [previously unissued]
- Don't Make A Mistake (tk. 1) [previously unissued]
- Don't Make A Mistake (tk. 2) [previously unissued]

rec. 1952-1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, Chicago, and Bremen, Germany; # Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
notes by Willie Dixon
[facsimile taken from Chess
CHD/CHC-9272 "Real Folk
Blues"]




Blues Ball 2004
(blue photo & lettering)








= Blues Ball 2004
(red photo &lettering)

2005
(1979)
Buddy Guy: Got To Use Your Head
Unreleased and Rare Recordings 1960 to 1966

- Got My Eyes On You [Chess 1753]
- Gully Hully (10624) [previously unissued]
- Hard But Fair [Chess 1878]
- American Bandstand (12184) [previously unissued]
- $100 Bill (12186) [previously unissued]
- My Mother °° [Chess 1974]
- Night Flight (instr) (13359) °° [previously unissued]

- Stick Around °° [Worried Blues, Argo LP 4031]
- Moanin' (instr) (12627) °° [previously unissued]
- I Dig Your Wig [Chess 1899]
- Got To Use Your Head (13956) [previously unissued]
- Slop Around [Chess 1759]
- Buddy's Boogie (12624) °° [previously unissued]

°° stereo!

The Complete Chess Studio Recordings
disc 1:
- First Time I Met the Blues [1960 Single version]
- Slop Around
- I Got My Eyes On You
- Broken Hearted Blues
- Let Me Love You Baby [Single version]
- I Got A Strange Feeling
- Gully Hully
- Ten Years Ago
- Watch Yourself
- Stone Crazy
- Skippin'
- I Found A True Love
- Hard But It's Fair
- Baby (Baby, Baby, Baby)
- When My Left Eye Jumps
- That's It
- The The Treasure Untold
- American Bandstand
- No Lie
- $100 Bill
- My Love Is Real (Lacy Gibson, voc)
- Buddy's Boogie

disc 2:
- Worried Mind (a/k/a Stick Around)
- Moanin'
- I Dig Your Wig [unedited]
- My Time After Awhile [Single version]
- Night Flight
- Crazy Love (Crazy Music) [Single version]
- Every Girl I See
- Too Many Ways
- Leave My Girl Alone
- Got To Use Your Head
- Keep It To Myself (a/k/a Keep It to Yourself)
- My Mother
- She Suits Me To A Tee
- Mother-In-Law Blues
- Buddy's Groove (Single version)
- Going To School
- I Cry And Sing The Blues (Single version)
- Goin' Home
- I Suffer With The Blues
- Lip Lap Louie
- My Time After Awhile (alternate voc & mix)
- Too Many Ways (alternate with background voc)
- Keep It To Myself (alternate with organ overdub)
- I Didn't Know My Mother Had A Son Like Me (She Suits Me To A Tee)






Blues Ball 2005

BU 137/138,37

2 CD set
notes by Don Snowden



(=) MCA/Chess MCD
09337 (1992)
"The Complete Chess
Studio Recordings"



= CD (Jp 2008)



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 189, 239-241
- http://carlinhosdeipanema.blogspot.com/2008/08/howlin-wolf-1951-1957-heart-like.html
- http://www.sonnyboy.com/index.php?p=albumsongs&a=DMAM
- http://www.bluesnews.fi/bluestahdet_sonnyboywilliamson.htm
- http://www.bluesnews.fi/bluestahdet_buddyguy.htm
- http://www.bluesnews.fi/bluestahdet_howlinwolf.htm
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/chess2.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour for additional info / scans

 

Stefan Wirz


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