E A R L   H O O K E R; source: Front cover of Arhoolie 1051
source: Front cover of Arhoolie 1051
source: Back cover of Red Lightnin' RL 0018
source: Back cover of Red Lightnin' RL 0018

Earl Hooker
Earl Zebedee Hooker
b. January 15, 1930 in Clarksdale, Mississippi
d. April 21, 1970 at the Chicago State Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Chicago, Illinois
discography
E A R L   H O O K E R; source: Front cover of Arhoolie 1051
source: Front cover of Arhoolie 1051

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

Earl Hooker 78 rpm / 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11953Johnny O'Neal

- Johnny Feels The Blues (K-9214) #
- So Many Hard Times (K-9215)

rec. November 26, 1952 in Bradenton, FL; Johnny O'Neal, voc; # Ed Wiley, ts; Earl Hooker, g; Roosevelt Wardell, p; Robert Dixon, b; William Cochran, dr
10 inch 78 rpm /
7 inch 45 rpm



King 4599
   

- Woman (K-9213)
- A Whole Heap Of Mama (K-9216)

rec. November 26, 1952 in Bradenton, FL; Johnny O'Neal, voc; Ed Wiley, ts; Earl Hooker, g; Roosevelt Wardell, p; Robert Dixon, b; William Cochran, dr
King unissued
1a1953Earl Hooker Trio

- Race Track (K-9218-1)
- Blue Guitar Blues (K-9220) #

rec. November 26, 1952 in Bradenton, FL; Earl Hooker, g; Roosevelt Wardell, p; Robert Dixon, b; William Cochran, dr



King 4600

King LP 727 (credited
to John Lee Hooker)

# King LP 885 (actually
John Lee Hooker
credited to Memphis Slim)

= Record Shop Special 02 (Fr)

   

- Shake 'em Up (K-9217) #
- Happy Blues (K-9219)

rec. November 26, 1952 in Bradenton, FL; Earl Hooker, g; Roosevelt Wardell, p; Robert Dixon, b; William Cochran, dr
King unissued

King LP 727 (credited
to John Lee Hooker)

# King LP 885 (actually
John Lee Hooker
credited to Memphis Slim)

21953LITTLE SAM DAVIS

- Goin' Home To Mother (GR15077-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- 1958 Blues (GR15078-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. c. April 1953 at Crystal Clear Studios in Miami, FL; Little Sam Davis, voc, hca; Earl Hooker, g; unknown, dr



Rockin' 512

Rockin' HTCD 5020-2 (1998)

31953LITTLE SAM DAVIS

- She's So Good To Me (GR15079-1)   @ Spotify
- Goin' To New Orleans (GR15080-1)   @ Spotify

rec. c. April 1953 at Crystal Clear Studios in Miami, FL; Little Sam Davis, voc, hca; Earl Hooker, g; unknown, dr

Rockin' 519




= DeLuxe 6025 (1953/54?)

Rockin' HTCD 5020-2

41953EARL HOOKER

- Sweet Angel (Original Sweet Black Angel) (GR-15082-1) #   @ youtube
- On The Hook (GR-15084-1) (instr)

rec. c. April 1953 at Crystal Clear Studios in Miami, FL; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; # Little Sam Davis, hca; unknown ("Tony"), dr



Rockin' 513

# Arhoolie 1066
# Rockin' LP 102
* Nighthawk LP 109

   

- Ride Hooker Ride (GR-15081) #   @ Spotify
- Alley Corn (GR-15083) *   @ Spotify
- Jammin' (GR-15085)   @ Spotify
- After Hours (GR-15086)

rec. c. April 1953 at Crystal Clear Studios in Miami, FL; Earl Hooker, g; * Little Sam Davis, hca; unknown ("Tony"), dr; # unknown, voc
Rockin' unissued

Rockin' HTCD 5502-2
Henry Stone Music 25002

   

- Steel Guitar Rag *
- The Hucklebuck §
- Earl's Boogie Woogie *
- Move On Down The Line [] *
- Red River variations //
- Mexicali Hip Shake //
- Razotack //
- Blue Guitar //
- The Drive //
- The Drive - tk. 3 \\
- Believe I'll Settle Down # []
- Believe I'll Settle Down (alt. tk.) #

rec. July 15, 1953 in Memphis, TN; # Boyd Gilmore, voc; Earl Hooker, g, [] voc; Pinetop Perkins, p; unknown, b; prob. Willie Nix, dr
Sun unissued

* Arhoolie LP 1066
§ Charly CR 30126
// Sun LP 1060
\\ Sun CD box 7
[] Charly CR 30127

   

- (Talkin') Off The Wall #   @ youtube
- Off The Wall (2 inc. tks) *

rec. July 15, 1953 in Memphis, TN; Walter Horton 1), hca; prob. Pinetop Perkins, p; Earl Hooker, g; Edward Irvon or Willie Nix, dr

1) Fancourt & McGrath 2012: "It has been suggested that it is actually Joe Hill Louis featured on harmonica."
Rusty Zinn 10/2014: "It's actually Little Sammy Davis!"
Sun unissued

# Charly CD 30127

* Sun CD Box 7

   

- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie #
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (alt. tk.) *

rec. July 15, or August 10, 1953 in Memphis, Tenn.; Joe Willie 'Pinetop' Perkins, p; Earl Hooker, g; Kenneth Banks, b; Willie Nix or Edward Lee 'Shorty' Irvin, dr
Sun unissued

# Charly CR 30127 (1977)
* Sun LP 1060 (1989)

51956EARL "ZEB" HOOKER

- Frog Hop (8252) (instr)   @ Spotify
- Guitar Rumba [sic] (8253) (instr)   @ youtube

rec. 1956 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; unknown, p, b, dr







Argo 5265
61959HAROLD TIDWELL   EARL HOOKER AND HIS BAND

- Senorita Junita (A) [sic]
- Sweet Soosie (B) #

rec. May 23, 1959 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Harold Tidwell, voc, dr; # poss. Lorenzo Smith, ts, Paul Hankins, p; Jack Myers, b

C. J.  605
71959EARL HOOKER and his ROAD MASTERS

- Do The Chickin (A)
- Yea Yea (B)

rec. 1959 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Jack Myers, b; Harold Tidwell, dr

C. J.  613
81960


 

BOBBY SAXTON / EARL HOOKER

BOBBY SAXTON
- Tryin' To Make A Livin' (A) #   @ youtube

EARL HOOKER
- Dynamite (B) (instr)   @ youtube

rec. January 15, 1960 in Chicago, IL; # Bobby Saxton, voc; Earl Hooker, g; Ernest Cotton, Oett 'Sax' Mallard, saxes, Paul Hankins, p; Margo Gibson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr

Bea & Baby 106


= Checker 947 (1960)




= Marjette 2011 (196?)

91960LILLIAN OFFITT

- The Man Won't Work (25-123)   @ youtube

- Will My Man Be Home Tonight (25-124)   @ youtube

rec. February 1960 in Chicago, IL; Lillian Offitt, voc; A.C. Reed, ts; Paul Hankins, p; Earl Hooker, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr



Chief C 7012
101960LILLIAN OFFITT

- Oh Mama (25-137)   @ youtube
- My Man Is A Lover (25-138) #   @ youtube

rec. May 5, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Lillian Offitt, voc; A.C. Reed, ts; Paul Hankins, p; Earl Hooker, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr; # The Four Duchesses, voc gr

Chief C 7015
111960JUNIOR WELLS & EARL HOOKER / EARL HOOKER

JUNIOR WELLS & EARL HOOKER
- Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule (25-145) #
EARL HOOKER
- Blues In D Natural (25-146)

rec. August 8, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; # Junior Wells, voc; Johnny Walker, p, # org; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr



Chief C 7016


= Chief C-7039 (1961)

1211/1960ELMORE JAMES

ELMORE JAMES
- Knocking At Your Door (C2405) *   @ youtube


ELMORE JAMES [actually Earl Hooker with Junior Wells]
- Calling All Blues (25-139)   @ youtube

* rec. April 12, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Elmore James, voc, g; J.T. Brown, ts; Johnny Jones, p; Wayne Bennett, Edie Taylor, g; Homesick James, b-g; Odie Payne, dr
# rec. May 5, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Junior Wells, hca; A.C. Reed, ts; Johnny Walker, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr

Elmore James discography




Chief C-7020




= Sue 392 (9/1965)

131960Junior Wells & Earl Hooker / Junior Wells

Junior Wells & Earl Hooker
- Universal Rock (25-160) #
Junior Wells
- Messing With The Kid


# rec. October 17, 1960; Earl Hooker, g; Junior Wells, hca; Jarrett Gibson, ts; Donald Hankins, bs; Johnny Walker, org; Kack Myers, b; Fred Below, dr

Chief C-7021

= Mel 1005 (1964)

143/1961LILLIAN OFFITT   Lorenzo Smith & his Band

- Troubles (25-188) #   @ youtube
- Shine On (25-191)   @ youtube

rec. 1961 in Chicago, IL; Lillian Offitt, voc; Lorenzo Smith, ts; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Earl Hooker, g; b; dr; # voc gr



Chief C-7029
151961EARL HOOKER

- Rockin' With The Kid (25-196) *
- Rockin' Wild (25-197) #

rec. May 3, 1961 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; # Julian Beasley, as; * Jackie Branston, bs; # Johnny Walker, org; Lafayette Leake, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr

Chief C-7031
161961EARL HOOKER / A. C. REED

EARL HOOKER
- Apache War Dance (25-195) #
A. C. REED / EARL HOOKER & His Band
- This Little Voice (25-201) *

# rec. May 3, 1961 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Lafayette Leake, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr
* rec. 1961 in Chicago, IL; Aaron Corthen (A.C. Reed), voc; Pinetop Perkins, p; Earl Hooker, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr



Age 29101
171961RICKY ALLEN

- You'd Better Be Sure (25-203) #
- You Were My Teacher (25-204) *

rec. 1961 in Chicago, IL; Ricky Allen, voc; Julian Beasley, as; A.C. Reed, ts; p; * org; Earl Hooker, g; Reggie Boyd, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr



Age 29102

# Bright Star 1038

181961RICKY ALLEN

- From You (25-208)
- Remember The Time (25-211)

rec. 1961 in Chicago, IL; Ricky Allen, voc; A.C. Reed, ts; org; Earl Hooker, g; Reggie Boyd, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr; The Elites, voc gr

Age 29104
191961RICKY ALLEN

- From You (25-208)
- A Man's Got A Right (25-216)

rec. 1961 in Chicago, IL; Ricky Allen, voc; Julian Beasley, as; A.C. Reed, ts; org; Earl Hooker, g; Reggie Boyd, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr; The Elites, voc gr

Age 29105
201961EARL HOOKER

- Swear To Tell The Truth (25-144) #
- Blue Guitar (25-205) *

# rec. August 8, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny Walker, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, voc, dr
* rec. May 3, 1961 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Lafayette Leake, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little, dr



Age 29106
211961John Lee Hooker Sings Blues
16 Selections - Every One A Pearl

- Wandering Blues
- Heart Trouble Blues
- I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
- Slim's Stomp
- Don't You Remember Me
- The Numbers

- "Poor Joe" (actually "Shake 'Em Up" K-9217) #
- "Stomp Boogie" (actually "Happy Blues" K-9219) #

- Nightmare Blues
- Moaning Blues
- Don't Go Baby
- Thinking Blues
- Late Last Night
- Devil's Jump

- "Who's Been Jivin' You" (actually "Blue Guitar Blues" K-9220) #
- Race Track (K-9218-1) #

# rec. November 26, 1952 in Bradenton, FL; Earl Hooker, g; Roosevelt Wardell, p; Robert Dixon, b; William Cochran, dr; mistakenly credited to John Lee Hooker

King LP 727
(=) Ember EMB 3356 (1964)
(=) King KS 1085 (1970)

= King KLP-727 (1988)


King 727 (Jp)

(=?) Bellaphon 8021 (19??)


(=) Gusto GD 5032 (DLP 1976)
"Moanin' And Stompin' Blues"

(=?) Polydor 2310.054 (19??)
"Moanin´ Blues"

(=) See For Miles 6009 (1998)
= King Masters 6009 (2002)
"Don´t You Remember Me"
(=) Charly CD 245

Ember EMB 3356,
King KS 1085,
See For Miles 6009,
King Masters 6009
do not contain Earl
Hooker tracks !

21a1961Reggie (Guitar) Boyd

- Nothing But Good (26-124)
- Nothing But Poison (26-126)

rec. 1961 in Chicago, IL; Reggie (Guitar) Boyd, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Earl Hooker, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Casey Jones, dr

Age 29110
221962Earl Hooker

- How Long Can This Go On (26-121) #
- These Cotton-Picking Blues (26-125) *

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; * Johnny Walker, org; # Pinetop Perkins, p; Reggie Boyd, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Casey Jones, dr

Age 29111
231962A. C. Reed

- Mean Cop (26-123) #
- That Ain't Right (26-127)

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL;A.C. Reed, voc; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p; Earl Hooker, Reggie Boyd, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Billy Stepney, dr; # The Earlettes, voc gr

Age 29112
241962Big Moose & The Jams

- Bright Sounds (25-131)
- Off The Hook (25-133)

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, org; Earl Hooker, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Bill Stepney, dr

Age 29113
251962Earl Hooker & The Earlettes

- That Man (26-132) *
- Win The Dance (26-134) #

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g # voc; A.C. Reed, ts; Johnny Walker, * p, # org; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little or Frank Swan, dr; The Earlettes, voc gr



Age 29114
   

- Crying Blues

rec. 1962 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, voc, ts; Johnny Walker, org; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little or Frank Swan, dr; The Earlettes, voc gr
Age unissued

Charly CRB 1135

261962EARL HOOKER

- Tanya (11786) (instr)   @ youtube
- Put Your Shoes On Willie (11787) #   @ youtube

rec. c. July 1962; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Donald Hankins, bs; Johnny Walker, org; Earnest Johnson, b; Frank Swan, dr; # The Earlettes, voc gr.







Checker 1025
   

- Everything Will Work Out Fine (? Oh Baby) (11788) #
- Sweet Brown Angel (11789)

rec. c. July 1962; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Donald Hankins, bs; Johnny Walker, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Frank Swan, dr; # The Earlettes, voc gr.
Checker unissued

# Chicago Slide LP 005
Chess CDRED 36

271962 

MUDDY WATERS (Earl Hooker's Orch)
- You Shook Me (U-11711) #
MUDDY WATERS
- Muddy Water's Twist (U-11448) *


# Muddy Waters, dubbed voc June 27, 1962, on instrumental tracks rec. poss. May 3, 1961 (= "Blue Guitar" on Age 29106); Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; John 'Big Moose' Walker, org; Lafayette Leake, p; Willie Dixon, b; Bobby Little, dr
* rec. January 1962 in Chicago, IL; Muddy Waters vcl; A.C. Reed ts; John ‘Big Moose' Walker org; unknown, g; Earnest Johnson, b; Casey Jones dr; female voc group

Chess 1827
281962MUDDY WATERS

- You Need Love (U-11836)
- Little Brown Bird (U-11837)

Muddy Waters, dubbed voc October 12, 1962, on instrumental tracks rec. July 1962 in Chicago. IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Jackie Branston, bs; John 'Big Moose' Walker, org; Earnest Johnson, b; Casey Jones, dr

Chess 1839
291963Earl Hooker

- The Leading Brand (27-340) #
- Blues In "D" Natural (27-163) *

# rec. 1963 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; Jackie Brenston, bs; Little Ray Charles?, org; Johnny Walker, p; Earnest Johnson, b; Bobby Little or Frank Swan, dr
* rec. August 8, 1960 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; # Junior Wells, voc; Johnny Walker, p, # org; Earnest Johnson, b; Harold Tidwell, dr

Mel-Lon 1001
301963Muddy Waters

- You Shook Me (U-11711) [Chess 1827]
- Little Brown Bird (U-11837) [Chess 1839]

- You Need Love (U-11836) [Chess 1839]
- Muddy Water's Twist (U-11448) [Chess 1827]
Chess 1827 / Chess 1839

7 inch 45 rpm EP
notes by Guy Stevens



PYE Int. NEP 44010

311964Ricky Allen

- Going Or Coming (852)
- Don't You Ever Forget It (853)

rec. 1964 in Chicago, IL; Ricky Allen, voc; saxes; Earl Hooker, g; b; dr

USA 779
321964Ricky Allen

- Going Or Coming (852 remastered as 100-120R)
- Little By Little (100-122)

rec. 1964 in Chicago, IL; Ricky Allen, voc; saxes; Earl Hooker, g; b; dr

USA 779 (repress)
331965Ricky Allen

- Messed Around And Fell In Love (S3KM6753)
- I Have Made A Change (S3KM6756)

rec. 1965 in Chicago, IL; Ricky Allen, voc; saxes; Earl Hooker, g; b; dr

USA 808
341964Memphis Slim

- Who's Been Jivin' You #
- Poor Joe #
- Darling I Miss You *
- (Now I) Got The Blues []
- Harlem Bound //
- Letter Home []

- Mistake In Life []
- Don't Ration (My) Love []
- Pacemaker Boogie //
- Grinder Man Blues []
- Motherless Child //
- Slim's Boogie []

[] rec. c. March 1946 in Chicago, Memphis Slim, voc, p; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b
* rec. late 1946 in Chicago, IL; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Ernest 'Big' Crawford, b
// rec. c. February 1947; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Alex Atkins, as; Ernest Cotton, ts; Charles Jenkins, b

# actuallly John Lee Hooker (Earl Hooker), voc, g; rec. c. December 1948 in Detroit; mistakenly credited to Memphis Slim
notes by Seymour Stein

King 885
("Taken from our Vaults
- A Real Collectors Item")


King / Vivid Sound
DJK 12-885 (Jp)

   

- Swear To Tell The Truth #
- Reconsider Baby #
- She's Fine *
- The Foxtrot []

rec. 1964 in Sauk City, Wi; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; A.C. Reed, ts, * voc; org; b; Bobby Little, dr
Cuca unissued

# * Black Magic BM 9006
[] Cuca KS 3400

   

- Chicken #
- untitled #
- four untitled instr.

rec. 1965 in Highland Park, IL; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; as; org; James Hamilton, b, poss. Bobby Little, dr
Jim-Ko unissued
351965Earl Hooker

- Wild Moments
- Chicken #

rec. April 29, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; Charles Lange, ts; Johnny Walker, org; b; dr



C. J.  643

Blue Flame BLP 101

   

- I Can't Understand

rec. April 29, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; unknown voc; ts; bs; p; b; dr
C. J. unissued

Blue Flame BLP 103

361965We Sing The Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
Junior Wells
- Prison Bars All Around Me
Otis Rush
- Cant Quit You Baby
Buster Brown
- Sugar Babe
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Mean Ole Frisco
Magic Sam
- Every Night About This Time
Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground
Tarheel Slim
- Number Nine Train

Lightnin Slim
- Lightnin Slim Boogie
T.V. Slim
- Hold Me Close To Your Heart
Lightnin Hopkins
- Mojo Hand
B.B. King
- The Letter
Elmore James & Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Believe My Time Aint Long
Junior Wells
- Come On In This House
Frankie Lee Sims
- Misery Blues

Earl Hooker
- Swear To Tell The Truth

Sue ILP 921
3711/1966EARL HOOKER AND THE SOUL TWISTERS

- Bertha (R5KM6767)
- Walking The Floor (Over You) (RK5M6768)

rec. 1964 in Sauk City, WI; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; org; b; Bobby Little, dr

Cuca 1194
37a3/1967EARL HOOKER & The Soul Thrillers

- Dynamite (U4KM3795)
- The End Of The Blues (U5KM3794)

rec. 1964 in Sauk City, WI; Earl Hooker, g; A.C. Reed, ts; org; b; Bobby Little, dr

Cuca 6733
381967The Genius of Earl Hooker@ youtube

- Two Bugs In A Rug   @ youtube
- Hold On ... I'm Comin'
- Off The Hook
- Dust My Broom
- Hot And Heavy //
- The Screwdriver # //

- Bertha
- The Foxtrot
- End Of The Blues
- Walkin' The Floor
- Hooker Special []
- Something You Ate []

CD bonus tracks:
- Off The Hook
- untitled track

# not on Bluesway BLS-6072

rec. 1966 in Sauk City, WI; Earl Hooker, g; Freddie Roulette, st-g; org; g; b; dr

[] rec. April 1967 in Sauk City, WI; Earl Hooker, g; ts; org; b; dr

// rec. 1967 in Sauk City, WI; Earl Hooker, g; Bobby Fields, ts; org; b; dr



Cuca KS-3400

notes by Peter Shertser



= Red Lightnin' 009 (UK
1972) "There's A Fungus
Amung Us"

notes by Al Smith



= Bluesway BLS-6072 (US
1973) "Do You Remember
The Great Earl Hooker"

notes by Peter Shertser

= Red Lightnin' CD 6118
(UK 1999) "There's A
Fungus Amung Us"

(digitally remastered)


= Catfish 134 (UK 1999)
= Multimedia 6118 (US 1999)


= Sundazed SUNLP 5206
(US 2006) "The Genius
of Earl Hooker"

www.sundazed.com

= P-Vine PVCP8159
(Jp 1998)

   

- Everything Gonna Be Alright   @ youtube

rec. 1966 in Sauk City, Wisconsin; "Muddy Waters Jr." [Andrew Odom?], voc; Earl Hooker, g; Freddie Roulette, st-g; org; g; b; dr
Cuca unissued

Black Magic BM 9006

   

- All Your Love []
- The Misfits (Got To Keep Movin') # []
- Frosty []
- untitled instr.

rec. April 1967 in Sauk City, Wisconsin; Earl Hooker, g; # Frank 'Crying Shame' Clark, voc; ts; org; b; dr
Cuca unissued

[] Black Magic BM 9006

   

- Hot And Heavy (alt. tk.) []
- I Got You (I Feel Good) []
- Blue Moon Of Kentucky

rec. 1967 in Sauk City, Wisconsin; Earl Hooker, g; Bobby Fields, ts; org; b; dr

Cuca unissued

[] Black Magic BM 9006

   

- Stand By Me
- In The Storm
- Didn't It Rain
- Well Done

rec. 1966 in Sauk City, Wisconsin; Earl Hooker, g; unknown voc; org; b; dr
Cuca unissued
   

- Hello Baby # []
- Zombie *
- Nairobi #
- Blue Greens And Beans

rec. 1966 in Sauk City, Wisconsin; Earl Hooker, g, * speech; # Little Tommy Issom, voc; org; b; dr
Cuca unissued

[] Black Magic BM 9006

   

- Earl Hooker Blues
- Dust My Broom #

rec. 1968 at Club Alex, Chicago; Earl Hooker, g; ts; # Freddie Roulette, st-g; b; dr
unissued

[] Black Magic BM 9006


In 1968 the Jeff Beck Group recorded "You Shook Me" for their album "Truth"
(UK: EMI Columbia SCX 6293; US: Epic BN 26413)
The song was based on Muddy Waters' 1962 (Chess 1827) vocals
dubbed over Earl Hooker's (1961) instrumental track "Blue Guitar" (Age 29106)
395/1969Earl Hooker: Two Bugs And A Roach

- Anna Lee *   @ youtube
- Off The Hook (instr) §   @ youtube
- Love Ain't A Plaything *   @ youtube
- You Don't Want Me # [Arhoolie 521]   @ youtube

- Two Bugs And A Roach * ||   @ youtube
- Wah Wah Blues * [Arhoolie 521]   @ youtube
- You Don't Love Me # ||   @ youtube
- Earl Hooker Blues (instr) #   @ youtube

# rec. November 12, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; || Andrew "B.B. Jr." Odom, voc; Pinetop Perkins, org, p; Freddie Roulette, st-g; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Willie Williams, dr
* rec. November 14, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; || Andrew "B.B. Jr." Odom, voc; Pinetop Perkins, org, p; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Bill 'Levi' Warren, dr
§ rec. November 15, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, voc, g; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Bill 'Levi' Warren, dr
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie F 1044

= Arhoolie AR 19003 (F)


= Trio PA-3058 (Jp)


(=) Arhoolie CD 324 (1990)

Arhoolie discography


= P-Vine PCD 24110
(Jp 2001)

   

- Take Me Back To East St. Louis #
- Little Carey's Jump

rec. November 12-15, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, voc, g; Geno Skaggs, b; Joe Willie Perkins, p, org; Levi Warren, dr; Fred Roulette, steel g; # Andrew Odom, voc; Carey Bell, voc, hca; Louis Myers, hca
Arhoolie unissued

Arhoolie CD 468


Led Zeppelins first (1969) self titled album (Atlantic SD 19126)
containing "You Shook Me" ("Dixon/Lenoir")
which obviously was based on the 1968 Jeff Beck Group version of that song
which was based on Muddy Waters' 1962 (Chess 1827) vocals
dubbed over Earl Hooker's (1961) instrumental track "Blue Guitar" (Age 29106)

Led Zeppelins second (1969) album (Led Zeppelin II' Atlantic SD 8236)
containing "Whole Lotta Love" ("Bonham/Dixon/Jones/ Page/Plant")
based on Muddy Waters' 1962 "You Need Love" (Chess 1839) vocals
dubbed over Earl Hooker's (1961) instrumental track
401969Earl Hooker

- Dust My Broom #
- You Took All My Love *

# rec. 1967 in Sauk City, Wi; Earl Hooker, g; Bobby Fields, ts; org; b; dr
* rec. April 1967 in Sauk City, Wi; Earl Hooker, g; Frank 'Crying Shame' Clark, voc; ts; org; b; dr



Cuca 1445
411969Earl Hooker: Don't Have To Worry
featuring Johnny "Big Moose" Walker and Little Andrew "Blues Boy" Odom

- The Sky Is Crying (70046)*
- Hookin' (70040)
- Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry? (70044) []
- You Got To Lose (70048) #
- Blue Guitar (70049)

- Moanin' And Groanin' (70045) *
- Universal Rock (70042)
- Look Over Yonder's Wall (70043) []
- Don't Have To Worry (70041) #
- Come To Me Right Away, Baby (70047) *

rec. May 29, 1969 at Vault Recording Studio in Los Angeles, CA; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org, [] voc; * Little Andrew 'Blues Boy' Odom, voc; Chester E. 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Jeffrey M. Carp, hca, Paul Asbell, g; Roosevelt Shaw, dr; prod. by Ed Michel



Bluesway BLS-6032

Bluesway discography




= Stateside SSL 10298
(UK 1970)

= Movieplay TK 3007 (Brazil)
(El camino del blues 8)


= Probe IPR-8193

   

- You Know It Ain't Right (70050)

rec. May 29, 1969 at Vault Recording Studio in Los Angeles, CA; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org; Chester E. 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Jeffrey M. Carp, hca, Paul Asbell, g; Roosevelt Shaw, dr; prod. by Ed Michel

Bluesway unissued
421969Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker: Ramblin' Woman
featuring Earl Hooker And Otis Hale

- Footrace (70064)
- The Sky Is Crying (70068)
- Ramblin' Woman (70062)
- Moose Huntin' (70067)
- Chicken Shack (70069)

- Leave Me Alone (70065)
- Baby Talk (70063)
- Would You Baby (70073) - Rock Me Momma (70070)
- Moose Is On The Loose (70072)

rec. June 9, 1969 at Vault Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org, voc; Otis Hale, electric ts; Earl Hooker, g; Chester E. 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Paul Humphrey, dr



Bluesway BLS 6036
   

- All My Love (70066)
- She's Got A Good One (70071)

rec. June 9, 1969 at Vault Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org, voc; Otis Hale, electric ts; Earl Hooker, g; Chester E. 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Paul Humphrey, dr

Bluesway unissued
431969John Lee Hooker: If You Miss 'Im ... I Got 'Im
featuring Earl Hooker

- The Hookers (If You Miss 'Im... I Got 'Im) (70033)
- Baby, I Love You (70036B)
- Lonesome Mood (70031)
- Bang Bang Bang Bang (70035) #
- If You Take Care Of Me, I'll Take Care Of You (70028)

- Baby, Be Strong (70032B)
- I Wanna Be Your Puppy, Baby (70034)
- I Don't Care When You Go (70030)
- Have Mercy On My Soul (70038) #

rec. May 29, 1969 at Vault Recording Studios, Los Angeles; John Lee Hooker, voc, g; Earl Hooker, g or # Paul Asbell, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org; Jeffrey Carp, hca; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr; prod. by Ed Michel



Bluesway BLS 6038

notes by Tony Russell

= BGO BGOCD392

   

- Messin' 'round With The Blues (70029)
- I Gotta Go To Vietnam (70032A)
- Hold On Baby (70036A)
- Walking The Floor Over You (70037)

rec. May 29, 1969 at Vault Recording Studios, Los Angeles; John Lee Hooker, voc, g; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org; Jeffrey Carp, hca; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr; prod. by Ed Michel
Bluesway unissued

MCA CD 10760 (1993)

441969Earl Hooker

- Boogie Don't Blot (8005-1)
- Funky Blues (8006)

rec. May 1969 in Los Angeles; Earl Hooker, g; Mack Simmons, speech, hca; Ike Turner, b; poss. Ulysses 'Sokol' Richardson


Blue Thumb 103 (US)




Blue Horizon 57-3166
(UK 1969)

44a1969Blues 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 and 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 - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson
- Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - John Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade 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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two record set

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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

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= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

44b1969American Folk Blues Festival '69
Live! At Royal Albert Hall London

Juke Boy Bonner
- Jumpin' With Juke Boy   @ Spotify

Earl Hooker
- Going Up And Down   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Carey Bell
- Rocking With Chromanica / I Feel Bad, Bad, Bad   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Juke Boy Bonner
- Running Shoes   @ Spotify
John Jackson
- Poor Boy   @ Spotify
Clifton Chenier
- Zydeco Et Pas Sale   @ Spotify

Earl Hooker
- Blue Shadows Fall   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Clifton Chenier
- Wrap It Up   @ Spotify
Magic Sam
- Easy Baby (3:24)   @ Spotify
- Looking Good (2:06)   @ Spotify
Whistling Alex Moore
- Across The Atlantic Ocean   @ Spotify
John Jackson
- John Jackson Breakdown (instr)   @ Spotify




originally unissued tracks from same appearance:
Earl Hooker
- Walking The Floor Over You / Steel Guitar Rag (HCO 2010) # [CBS LP 52796]
- Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook # [Hip-O CD B0003224-02]
Magic Sam
- Sweet Home Chicago
- All You Love [Hip-O CD B0003224-02, Hip-O DVD B0000751-09]
- Every Night About This Time
- I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) [aka "Magic Sam's Boogie", Hip-O DVD B0000751-09]




rec. October 3, 1969 at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; prod. & presented by Lippmann + Rau in cooperation with Chris Strachwitz

Juke Boy Bonner, voc, hca, g
Earl Hooker, voc, g; Carey Bell, hca; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
# Earl Hooker, voc, g; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
Carey Bell, voc, hca; Earl Hooker, g; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
John Jackson, voc, g
Clifton Chenier, voc, acc; Cleveland Chenier, washb; Robert St. Julien, dr
Magic Sam, voc, g; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
Whistling Alex Moore, voc, p, whistling


back cover photo by Valerie Wilmer

American Folk Blues Festival discography

notes by Paul Oliver







Scout Sc-6 (Germany 1969)

Scout discography

notes by Paul Oliver
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= CBS S 63912 (US 1969)

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= Optimism LR CD-2071
(US 198?)

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= Bellaphon/L+R CD 42.071
(Germany 1991)

4 CD set
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(=) Bellaphon / L+R
CDLR 726222 (EU 2002)
"American Folk Blues Festival 1965/1966/
1967/1969"

L+R discography

451970Earl Hooker

- Wah Wah Blues (instr) * [Arhoolie 1044]
- You Don't Want Me # [Arhoolie 1044]

# rec. November 12, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Pinetop Perkins, org, p; Freddie Roulette, st-g; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Willie Williams, dr
* rec. November 14, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Pinetop Perkins, org, p; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Bill 'Levi' Warren, dr
7 inch 45 rpm



Arhoolie 45-521

Arhoolie discography

461970Charles Brown: Legend!

- Drifting Blues #
- All Is Forgiven []
- I Want To Go Home # []

- Black Night #
- The Combination
- Rainy, Rainy Day
- New Merry Christmas Baby #

rec. September 16, 1969 at Vault Recordings, Los Angeles, CA; Charles Brown, voc, p; Red Holloway, ts; Earl Hooker, Mel Brown, g; # Jimmy Bond or Arthur Booth, b; Ed Thigpen, dr; [] Dottie Ivory, voc; prod. by Ed Michel



Bluesway BLS-6039
471970Jimmy Witherspoon: HUNH!

- Parcel Post Blues (70080)
- I Made A Lot Of Mistakes (70079)
- Bug To Put 'n Yo' Year (70081) #
- Bags Under My Eyes (Sad Life) (70085)

- Thoughts Of Home (70093) []
- You Can't Do A Thing When You're Drunk (70084)
- Never Knew This Kind Of Hurt Before (70082)
- Pillar To Post (70083)

rec. September 16, 1969 at Vault Recordings, Los Angeles, CA; Charles Brown, voc, p; Red Holloway, ts; Mel Brown [left channel], Earl Hooker [right channel], g; # Jimmy Bond or Arthur Booth, b; Ed Thigpen, dr; [] Dottie Ivory, voc; prod. by Ed Michel







Bluesway BLS-6040
481970Earl Hooker: Sweet Black Angel

- I Feel Good
- Drivin' Wheel
- Shuffle
- Country And Western
- Sweet Home Chicago

- Sweet Black Angel
- Boogie, Don't Blot
- Cross Cut Saw
- Catfish Blues
- The Mood
- Funky Blues

rec. May 1969 in Los Angeles; Earl Hooker, g; Mack Simmons, speech, hca; Ike Turner, b; poss. Ulysses 'Sokol' Richardson; prod. by Bob Krasnow & Ike Turner



Blue Thumb BTS 12 (US)




= Blue Horizon 7-63850 (UK)

= One Way/MCA MCAD 22120

48a1970All Day Thumb Sucker

Southwind
- Rootin & Tootin
Summy Lay
- Maggie's Farm
Fred McDowell
- Shake 'Em On Down
Robbie Basho
- Eagle Sails The Blue
Tyrannosaurus Rex
- Cat Black
Ike & Tina Turner
- Bold Soul Sister

Love
- Run To The Top
Nathan Beauregard
- 'Bout A Spoonful
Aynsley Dunbar
- Sugar On The Line
Albert Collins
- Frosty

Earl Hooker
- Cross Cut Saw
Chicago Bluestars
- Comin Home
Bossa Rio
- Blackbird

Blue Thumb BTS 8702




= Blue Thumb BTS 2000

491970Blacks Whites And Blues

Dallas String Band - Dallas Rag
Charlie Poole With The North Carolina Ramblers - Coon From Tennessee
Lil McClintock - Don't Think I'm Santa Claus
Frank Hutchison - K.C. Blues
Macon Ed & Tampa Joe - Tickle Britches
Austin & Lee Allen - Chattanooga Blues
Mississippi Sheiks - Yodeling Fiddling Blues
Ramblin' Red Lowery - Ramblin' Red's Memphis Yodel - No. 1

Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton - Sweet Sarah Blues
Too Tight Henry - Charleston Contest, Part 2
Cliff Carlisle - Ash Can Blues
The Georgia Browns - Decatur Street 81
Prairie Ramblers - Jug Rag
Hokum Boys (with Big Bill Broonzy) - Caught Us Doing It
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Brain Cloudy Blues

Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Steel Guitar Rag #

# rec. October 3, 1969 at Royal Albert Hall, London

LP accompanying Tony Russell's book by the same title (London: Studio Vista, 1970)
notes by Tony Russell





CBS LP 52796 (UK)
501970Collectors Album
C.J.'s Roots of Chicago Blues

Hound Dog Taylor
- Christine

Earl Hooker
- Wild Moments
Little Mack
- Come Back
Homesick James
- Set A Date
Lee Jackson
- Pleading For Love

Lee Jackson
- Juanita
Little Mack
- My Walking Blues
Hound Dog Taylor
- Alley Music
Morris & Betty Everett
- This House

Earl Hooker
- Chicken
Betty Everett
- Why Did You Have To Go


prod. by Carl Jones; compiled by Cary S. Baker from C. J.'s Catalog Of Chicago Blues







Blue Flame BLP 101

Blue Flame discography

49a1970(Second) Collectors Album
C.J.'s Roots of Chicago Blues

Andre "Voice" Odam [sic]
- On The Account Of You
- East St. Louis
Jimmy Rogers
- Blues Falling

Betty Everett
- Happy I Long To Be
Carl (C.J.) Jones
- How Blues Began
Bill Howell (& Jazz Warriors)
- Little Mama's Walk

Jimmy Rogers
- Broken Heart
Bobby (Top Hat) Davis
- That's My Advice
- Going Back To My Wife
Billy Howell
- Lil's Baby
Pattie Lenoir
- I'm On The Run
Freddie Hall
- Love And Affection


prod. by Carl Jones; compiled by Cary S. Baker from C. J.'s Catalog Of Chicago Blues; "COLEECTORS ALBUM" [sic] on back cover





Blue Flame BLP 102

Blue Flame discography

49b1970?Collectors Album
C.J.'s Roots of Chicago Blues

Carl (C.J.) Jones
- It's Carter The Peanut Man (Tribute to the President)
Betty Everett
- Please Come Back
Detroit Jr.
- Can't Take It

Earl Hooker & Band
- I Can't Understand
Carl (C.J.) Jones
- Her New Love
Charles Gully [sic]
- Strange Lady

Detroit Jr.
- Mother In Law
Carl (C.J.) Jones
- Rock & Roll King (Elvis Presley)
Johnny (Big Moose) Walker
- Tend To Your Business
Detroit Jr.
- Don't Unpack
Carl (C.J.) Jones
- Blues And Women
Johnny (Big Moose) Walker
- Things I Use To Do [sic]


compiled by Bill Hill & R.C. Hillsman from C.J.'s Catalog Of Chicago Blues



Blue Flame BLP 103

Blue Flame discography

511970Electric Blues Chicago Style

Snooky Pryor
- Judgement Day
Billy Boy Arnold
- You Got Me Wrong
Eddie Taylor
- Looking For Trouble
Billy Boy Arnold
- My Heart Is Crying
Floyd Jones
- Any Old Lonesome Day
Billy Boy Arnold
- Prisoner's Plea


Junior Wells / Earl Hooker
- Calling All Blues
Floyd Jones
- Ain't Times Hard
Billy Boy Arnold
- I Wish You Would
Eddie Taylor
- I'm Gonna Love You
Floyd Jones
- School Days On My Mind
Snooky Pryor
- Someone To Love Me
>Billy Boy Arnold
- I Was Fooled



Buddah BDS 7511
521970Blues In D Natural

Robert Nighthawk
- Crying Won't Help You
- The Moon Is Rising
Elmore James
- Hawaiian Boogie
- Early In The Morning
Charles Clark
- Hidden Charms
- Row Your Boat
Homesick James
- The Woman I Love

Earl Hooker
- Blues In D Natural

Earl Hooker
- Tanya
- Blue Guitar
Frankie Lee Sims
- She Likes To Boogie Real Low
- Well Goodbye Baby
Tommy Brown
- Southern Women
- Remember Me
Sly Williams
- I Believe In A Woman
- Boot Hill



Red Lightnin' RL 005

Red Lightnin' discography

52a1971Do The Chicken
Blues Obscurities Volume 7

Earl Hooker
- Do The Chicken
- Yeah Yeah
- Rocking Wild
- Rocking With The Kid
- Universal Rock
Bobo Jenkins
- Tell Me Who

Bobo Jenkins
- Nothing But Love
Bid Daddy Simpson
- Let Your Hair Down Baby
- Give Me Back My Ring
Magic Slim
- She Is Mine
Homesick James
- Can't Afford To Do It
- Set A Date

Blues Obscurities BOV7


Blues Oscurities discography

531972Earl Hooker: Funk . Last Of the Great Earl Hooker

Blues On Blues 10002 track list:
- Wa-Wa Blues - part 1 []
- Wa-Wa Blues - part 2 [aka Blues For Dancers] []
- Soul Cookin'
- Sweet Home Chicago #

- Hooker Cooker
- Huckle Bug
- The Real Blues
- Ball Game On A Rainy Day *

Antilles LP 7024 track list:
- Wah-Wah Blues - part 1 []
- Wah-Wah Blues - part 2 []
- Soul Cookin'
- Sweet Home Chicago #

- Hooker Cooker
- Huckle Buck
- The Real Blues
- Ball Game On A Rainy Day *

rec. May 5, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; Jeff Karp [actually Jeff Carp], hca, * voc; poss. Boots Hamilton, org; Paul Asbell, g; Gino Skaggs, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr
notes by Al Smith



Blues On Blues 10002


Blues on Blues discography

notes by Pete Welding

= Antilles LP 7024 (1976)

[] either one of these
appears on Red Lightnin'
RLCD0092 (UK 1992)

541973Andrew 'Voice' Odom: Farther On Down The Road

- Don't Ever Leave Me All Alone (70057)
- Stormy Monday (70053) #
- Farther Up The Road (70061)
- Feel So Good (70054)
- Long About Sunrise (70060)

- Take Me Back To East St. Louis (70052)
- I Got The Feelin' (70051)
- It's My Own Fault (70056) #
- Please Love Me (70059)

rec. June 4, 1969 at Vault Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Andrew 'Voice' Odom, voc; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, # org; Jimmy Bond, b; David 'Panama' Francis, dr
notes by Joel Selvin



Bluesway BLS 6055
   

- You Don't Love Me, Yes I Know (70055) #
- You Don't Have To Go (70058)

rec. June 4, 1969 at Vault Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Andrew 'Voice' Odom, voc; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, # org; Jimmy Bond, b; David 'Panama' Francis, dr
Bluesway unissued
551973Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry with Earl Hooker:
I Couldn't Believe My Eyes


- Black Cat Bone (70103) # []
- Brownie's New Blues (70096) #
- Poor Man Blues (70101) * []
- Tell Me Why (70094) #
- My Baby's So Fine (70100) *

- Don't Wait For Me (70095) # []
- I'm In Love With You Baby (70102) *
- Parcel Post Blues (70097) #
- When I Was Drinkin' (70099) *
- I Couldn't Believe My Eyes (70098) #

rec. September 24, 1969 in Los Angeles; Brownie McGhee, g, # voc; Sonny Terry, hca, * voc; Ray Johnson, el p, p; Earl Hooker, g; Jimmy Bond, b; Panama Francis, dr; Clark Kidder, George McGhee, Marsha Smith, [] voc



Bluesway BLS/BLQ 6059

MCA CD 11756 (1998)

   

- Beggin' You (70104)

rec. September 24, 1969 in Los Angeles; Brownie McGhee, g, voc; Sonny Terry, hca; Ray Johnson, el p, p; Earl Hooker, g; Jimmy Bond, b; Panama Francis, dr; Clark Kidder, George McGhee, Marsha Smith, voc
Bluesway unissued

MCA CD 11756 (1998)

561973A Taste Of Bluesway

Ray Charles
- I Gotta Woman
Jimmy Witherspoon
- I Don't Know
Charles Brown
- Drifitng Blues
Jimmy Reed
- Got To Be A Reason
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Traditional

B. B. King
- Blue Shadows
John Lee Hooker
- Doin' The Shout
T-Bone Walker
- I'm In An Awful Mood

Earl Hooker
- Is You Ever Seen A One Eyed Woman Cry?
Jimmy Rushing
- Sent For You Yesterday
notes by Joel Selvin



Bluesway BLS-1973
571973Blues Classics Vol. 1

Ray Charles
- Let's Go Get Stoned
John Lee Hooker
- I'm Bad Like Jesse James
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker
- Baby Talk
T-Bone Walker
- Stormy Monday
Mel Brown
- Scorpio

George 'Hamonica' Smith
- Got My Mojo Working
Jimmy Witherspoon
- No Rollin' Blues

Andrew 'Voice' Odom
- Take Me Back To East St. Louis
Roy Brown
- Hard Times
Archie Shepp
- Attica Blues



Bluesway BLS-6061
581973Blues Classics Vol. 2

Jimmy Reed
- Big Boss Man
Charles Brown
- Drifting Blues
Joe Turner
- Piney Brown Blues
B.B. King
- Midnight
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
- Cherry Red


Earl Hooker
- Blue Guitar
Clifford Coulter
- Ridin' on Empty
Otis Spann
- T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Long Way From Home
Jimmy Rushing
- Bad Loser



Bluesway BLS-6062
591975At Peppers Lounge, Chicago
A fabulous live recording (1960s)
featuring Little Walter, Earl Hooker, Muddy Waters

"Sam Lay with Little Walter" [actually Sam Lay without Little Walter]
- Boogie Chillun §
"Sam Lay with Little Walter & Muddy Waters" [actually Sam Lay with Little Walter; Muddy Waters not audible]
- She's 19 Years Old \\ §
Sam Lay with Little Walter
- My Babe \\ §

"Little Walter" [actually Earl Hooker]
- Peppers Thing [] #
John 'Big Moose' Walker
- Honky Tonk *
- It Ain't Right *


Earl Hooker
- Dust My Broom // #
"Earl Hooker" [actually Bobby King]
- My Baby Sure Do Love Me []

Earl Hooker
- Chicken Shack // #
- Too Late #

* rec. December 6, 1968 at the Speakeasy Club, Chicago; John 'Big Moose' Walker, voc, p; "Louis Miles" Louis Myers, g; "Fred Bellow" Chris Moss, dr

# rec. May 1, 1969 at Pepper's Lounge, Chicago; Earl Hooker, g; [] ts; // Jeff Carp, hca; Paul Asbell, g; Chester 'Geno' Skaggs, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr

[] rec. May 1, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Bobby King, voc, g: David Bloom, g; Nick Charles, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr

§ rec. late 1967/early 1968 at L&H Lounge, Chicago; Sam Lay, voc, dr; \\ Little Walter, hca; "Louis Miles" [Louis Myers], Eddie Taylor, g; "David Myles" Earnest Johnson, b


"never previously on LP"; sleeve design and lay-out: Björn Bärnheim; pen sketch: Gunnar Jansson





Rarities No. 25 (UK)
601975At Peppers Lounge, Chicago - Vol. 2
A fabulous live recording (1960s)
featuring Little Walter & Earl Hooker

"Little Walter"[actually Louis Myers]
- Off The Wall §

"Eddie Taylor" [actually Earl Hooker]
- Peppers Other Thing # //
"Little Walter"[actually Louis Myers]
- You're So Fine §
- Rocker §
John 'Big Moose' Walker
- Peppers Boogie Woogie *


"Eddie Taylor" [actually Earl Hooker]
- How Long Can This Thing Go On #
Earl Hooker
- These Old Cotton Pickin Blues # //
"BB King Junior & Earl Hooker" [actually Bobby King]
- Left Me Alone []
- Every Day I Have The Blues []

Earl Hooker
- Dynamite # [actually "Universal Rock"]

* rec. December 6, 1968 at the Speakeasy Club, Chicago; John 'Big Moose' Walker, voc, p; Louis Myers, g; Chris Moss, dr

# rec. May 1, 1969 at Pepper's Lounge, Chicago; Earl Hooker, g; [] ts; // Jeff Carp, hca; Paul Asbell, g; Chester 'Geno' Skaggs, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr

[] rec. May 1, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Bobby King, voc, g: David Bloom, g; Nick Charles, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr

§ rec. March 8, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Louis Myers, voc, hca; Bobby King, g; Dave Myers, b; Fred Below, dr


"never previously on LP"





Rarities No. 28 (UK)
611975Earl Hooker: Hooker and Steve

- The Moon Is Rising # *
- Earl's Blues
- Conversion Blues #
- Guitar Rag

- Hooker N' Steve
- I'm Your Main Man §
- New Riviera []
- Strung-Out Woman Blues []

rec. July 18, 1969 in Berkeley; Earl Hooker, g, # voc; * Louis Myers, hca; Steve Miller, org, p, [] voc; Chester 'Geno' Skaggs, b, § voc; Bobby Johnson, dr



Arhoolie 1051

= Arhoolie C-206
(double cassette
with Arhoolie F 1044)

Arhoolie discography

   

- There Is A Man Down There

rec. July 18, 1969 in Berkeley; Earl Hooker, g; Steve Miller, org, p; Chester 'Geno' Skaggs, b; Bobby Johnson, dr
Arhoolie unissued
61a197?Something Gone Wrong
Blues Obscurities Volume 5

Baby Boy Warren
- My Special Friend Blues [Gotham 507]
- Nervy Woman Blues [Gotham 507]
Leroy 'Country' Johnson
- Log House On The Hill [Freedom 1509]
- No One To Love Me [Freedom 1509]
Ernest McClay
- Big Timin' Woman [Murray 506]
- Night Working Woman [Murray 506]
Little Walter
- I Just Keep Loving Her [Ora Nelle 711]

Othum Brown (+ Little Walter)
- Ora Nelle Blues [Ora Nelle 711]

Little Sam Davis
- 1958 Blues [Rockin' 512]
- Goin' Home To Mother [Rockin' 512]
Little Milton Anderson
- Little Milton's Boogie [Delta 403]
- Boogie Woogie Woogie Baby [Delta 403]
Dan Pickett
- Something's Gone Wrong [Gotham 512]
- Chicago Blues [Gotham 512]

Blues Obscurities BOV5 (UK)

Blues Obscurities
discography

6219??Slide Guitar Classics

Hound Dog Taylor
- Sitting Here Alone
John Littlejohn
- Keep On Running
Robert Nighthawk
- My Angel
Hound Dog Taylor
- Watch Out
John Littlejohn
- She's Too Much
Hound Dog Taylor
- Hound Dog

John Littlejohn
- I Had A Dream

Earl Hooker
- Tanya
Hound Dog Taylor
- Down Home Special
John Littlejohn
- When I Think About My Baby

Earl Hooker
- Oh, Baby
Hound Dog Taylor
- Scrappin'





Chicago Slide CS-005

BU 137/138,39

631976Chicago Slickers 1948-1953

Little Walter
- I Want My Baby
Floyd Jones
- School Days
- Hard Time
Forest City Joe
- A Woman On Every Street
Little Walter
- Just Keep Lovin' Her
John Brim
- Dark Clouds
- Lonesome Man Blues

Earl Hooker
- Sweet Angel

Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
- Cool Driver
Homesick James
- Lonesome Ole Train
- Farmer's Blues
Delta Joe
- Train Time
Big Boy Spires
- About To Lose My Mind
Floyd Jones
- Early Morning
notes by Leroy Pierson



Nighthawk 102

Nighthawk discography

648/1977Memphis Blues Sounds
The Roots Of Rock Vol. 12

Raymond Hill
- My Baby Left Me
- You've Changed
- I'm Back Pretty Baby

Earl Hooker
- The Hucklebuck
Eddie Snow
- I'm A Good Man
- I Got To Put You Down
Shy Guy Douglas
- Shy Guy's Back In Town
- Detroit Arrow Blues

Guitar Red
- Go Ahead On
Guitar Red
- Baby Please Don't Go
Walter Bradford
- Reward For My Baby
James Cotton
- Straighten Up Baby
Five Tino's
- Don't Do That
Ed Kirby
- Troubled
The Prisonaires
- Just Walkin' In The Rain
The Southern Jubilees
- There's A Man In Jerusalem

Charly CR 30126 (UK)
"The Roots of Rock" series
658/1977Union Avenue Breakdown
The Roots Of Rock Vol. 12

Jimmy DeBerry
- Party Line Blues
Joe Hill Louis
- Treat Me Mean And Evil
Willie Nix
- Prison Bound Blues
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Walter Horton
- Walter's Boogie
Honeyboy Edwards [mistakenly credited to Albert (Joiner) Williams]
- Sweet Home Chicago
Albert (Joiner) Williams
- Rhumba Chillen

Woodrow Adams
- The Train Is Coming
William Stewart
- Rattlesnakin' Mama
- The Call Me Talkin' Boy
Dr. Ross with Henry Hill
- That Ain't Right
Dr. Ross
- Texas Hop

Pinetop Perkins
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Chris Booker [sic]
- Walked All Night

Boyd Gilmore & Earl Hooker
- Believe I'll Settle Down
notes by Martin Hawkins



Charly CR 30127(UK)
"The Roots of Rock" series
661977Earl Hooker / Jody Williams: The Leading Brand

Earl Hooker
- How Long Can This Go On
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Bright Sounds
- Oh Mama
- Off The Hook
- You Better Be Sure
- Nothing But Poison
- This Little Voice

- The Leading Brand
- Nothing But Good
Jody Williams
- Looking For My Baby
- Lonely Without You
- Moaning For Molasses
- Hide Out
- You May
- Lucky Lou
notes by Peter Shertser



Red Lightnin' RL 0018 (UK)

Red Lightnin' discography

671979Chicago Guitar Killers

Buddy Guy
- Stick Around
Albert King
- Little Boy Blue

Earl Hooker
- Frog Hop
Robert Nighthawk
- She Knows How To Love
B.B. King
- Recession Blues
Otis Rush
- Ooh-Wee Baby

Earl Hooker
- Hooked On Love

Otis Rush
- I Won't Be Worried No More

Earl Hooker
- Guitar Rhumba
Robert Nighthawk
- Someday
Buddy Guy
- Buddy's Boogie
Albert King
- Sweet Woman
B.B. King
- Tickle Britches
Buddy Guy
- $100 Bill



Blue Night BN 073-1669
681980Earl Hooker: Blue Guitar
with Lillian Offitt, A.C. Reed and Big Moose

- Rockin' With The Kid
- Swear To Tell The Truth
- These Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Oh Mama #
- Apache War Dance
- This Little Voice *

- Will My Man Be Home Tonight #
- Blue Guitar
- Off The Hook
- Lotta Loving *
- Rockin' Wild
- The Leading Brand

Earl Hooker, g; Lillian Offitt, # voc; A.C. Reed, * voc; Big Moose Walker,


Jewel/P-Vine PLP-9015 (Jp)

= Paula 18 (1981)

= P-Vine PCD-2124 (Jp)

= Paula PCD-18


= P-Vine PCD 24045 (Jp 2003)

691980John Lee Hooker: Lonesome Mood

- Bang Bang Bang Bang
- The Hookers
- Baby I Love You
- Lonesome Mood

- If You Take Care Of Me I'll Take Care Of You
- Baby Be Strong
- I Wanna Be Your Puppy Baby
- Have Mercy On My Soul

with Earl Hooker guitar throughout

MCA MCA-1365
Jazz Heritage series
701980Downhome Delta Blues 1949-1952

Pee Wee Hughes
- Country Boy Blues

Little Sam Davis
- Goin Home Blues
- 1958 Blues
Earl Hooker
- On The Hook
Little Sam Davis
- Goin' To New Orleans
- She's So Good To Me
Joe Hill Louis
- Jealous Blues
- Joe's Jump

Sunny Blair
- Please Send My Baby Home
Baby Face Turner
- Blue Serenade
Junior Brooks
- Lone Town Blues
Luther Huff
- Dirty Disposition
- 1951 Blues
Bobo Thomas
- Catfish Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Jivin Woman
- She's A Married Woman



Nighthawk 109

Nighthawk discography

70a1981Chicago Blues - A Quarter Century

LP 1
Big Road To Chicago
Johnny Shines
- Ramblin'
- Fish Tail
- Cool Driver
- Ain't Doin' No Good
Floyd Jones
- Dark Road
Moody Jones
- Rough Treatment
- Why Should I Worry
- Please Somebody


5 Long Years At Steel Mill
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- Hard Head Woman
J.T. Brown
- My Gal Went Away
- Soup Line
Memphis Minnie
- Kissing In The Dark
Son Joe
- I'd Write A Letter
Little Brother Montgomery
- Keep On Drinkin'
Memphis Slim
- Black Cat Crossed My Trail



LP 2
Chicago Blues Is Killing Me
Baby Face Leroy
- Blues Is Killing Me
- Late Hours At Midnight
- Pet Rabbit
John Lee Henley
- Knockin' On Lula Mae's Door
- Rhythm Rockin' Boogie
J.B. Lenoir
- Let It Roll
John Brim
- Hard Pill To Swallow


Just Blowing
Louis Meyers
- Just Wailing
- Bluesy
Big Walter Horton
- Have A Good Time
- Need My Baby
Little Willie Foster
- Crying The Blues
- Little Girl

Junior Wells with Earl Hooker
- Calling All Blues


LP 3
Down Home Child Grown Up
Sunnyland Slim
- Down Home Child
- Over Night
- Highway 61
Lee Jackson
- Fishin' In My Pond
- I'll Just Keep Walking
Arbee Stidham
- When I Find My Baby
Homesick James
- Crossroads


Rather Fight Than Switch
Buddy Guy
- Sit And Cry
- Try To Quit You Baby
Shakey Jake with Magic Sam
- Call Me If You Need Me
Jesse Fortune
- Too Many Cooks
- Heavy Heart Beat
A.C. Reed
- I'd Rather Fight Than Switch
Ricky Allen
- Ouch!



LP 4
Hard Times Follow Me
Fenton Robinson
- From My Heart
- Say You're Leavin'
Mighty Joe Young
- Hard Times
Earl Hooker
- Blues In D Natural
Lonnie Brooks
- Figure Head
Reggie Boyd
- Nothing But Poison
Andrew Brown
- You Better Stop


Sing The Way I Feel
Koko Taylor
- Honky Tonky
Big Moose
- Rambling Woman
- Foot Race
Big Mac
- Rough Dried Woman
Detroit Jr.
- The Way I Feel
- Call My Job
Bobby Rush
- I Don't Know
Buster Benton
- Money Is The Name Of The Game
4 LP set
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P-Vine PLP-9022-9025 (Jp)
711983Red Hot & Blue

Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats - Rocket 88
Dewey Phillips - Red Hot And Blue
Billy The Kid Emerson - Red Hot
Billy Love - Gee I Wish
Guitar Red - Baby Please Don't Go
Little Junior's Blue Flames - Love Me Baby
Rosco Gordon - Bop With Me Baby

Earl Hooker - The Hucklebuck
Tiny Kennedy - Strange Kinda Feeling
Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat
Eddie Snow - Ain't That Right
Pat Hare - It Ain't Gonna Be That Way
Howlin' Wolf - Oh Red
Little Junior's Blue Flames - Mystery Train
Doctor Ross - Doctor Ross' Boogie (alt.)

Pinetop Perkins - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Tiny Kennedy - Blues Disease

Charly CRB 1061 (UK)
721985Earl Hooker: Play Your Guitar Mr. Hooker!

- Swear To Tell The Truth (1964)
- You Took All My Love (1967, voc by Frank "Crying Shame" Clark)
- All Your Love (1967)
- Everything Gonna Be Alright (1966, voc by "Muddy Waters Jr.")
- Frosty (1967)
- The Misfit (Got To Keep Movin') (1967)
- Earl Hooker Blues (1968)

- Reconsider Baby (1964)
- Hot And Heavy (1967, alt. take)
- She's Fine (1964, voc by A.C. Reed)
- Dynamite (1964)
- I Got You (I Feel Good) #
- Hello Baby (1966, voc by Little Tommy)
- Dust My Broom (1968, steel g by Freddie Roulette)

# not on CD
notes by Sebastian Danchin



= Black Magic 9006 (Nl)


= Black Top CD BT-1093
(US 1993)

731985Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1956

record seven:
side 13 - Greyhound Blues

D.A. Hunt
- Greyhound Blues
- Lonesome Ol' Jail

Earl Hooker
- Steel Guitar Rag
Boyd Gilmore
- Believe I'll Settle Down
Charlie Booker
- Walked All Night [Sun unissued]
- Baby I'm Coming Home (tk 2) [Sun unissued]
Walter Bradford
- Reward For My Baby
- Love For My Baby
- Lucy Done Moved

side 14 - Cotton Crop Blues
James Cotton
- My Baby
- Straighten Up Baby
- Cotton Crop Blues
- Hold Me In Your Arms
Pat Hare
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby (Cheatin' And Lyin' Blues) (alt. tk)
- Bonus Pay (Ain't Gonna Be That Way)
'Hot Shot' Love
- Wolf Call Boogie
- Harmonica Jam


# rec. July 15, 1953
9 LP box set







Charly Sun Box 105


Sun Bluesbox discography

741986Earl Hooker: His First and Last Recordings

- The Hook (instr) (4:55) #
- New Sweet Black Angel (instr) (5:10) *
- Going Down The Line (2:20) //
- Original Sweet Black Angel (3:10) [Rockin' 513] ||
- Guitar Rag (2:50) //

- Earl's Boogie Woogie (2:55) //
- Improvisations on Dust My Broom (7:40) \\
- Improvisations on Frosty (6:40) \\

# rec. July 18, 1969 in Berkeley, CA; Earl Hooker, g; Louis Myers, hca; Steve Miller, p; Geno Skaggs, b; Bobby Johnson, dr
* rec. November 12, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Earl Hooker, g; Geno Skaggs, Joe Willie 'Pine Top' Perkins, Levy Warren, dr
// rec. July 15, 1953 in Memphis, TN; Earl Hooker, g, voc; Joe Willie 'Pine Top' Perkins, p; unknown, b; Willie Nix, dr
|| rec. "prob. 1952 in Memphis, TN; Earl Hooker, voc, g; unknown, hca & dr" [actually rec. c. April 1953 in Miami, FL; Earl Hooker, voc, g; Little Sam Davis, hca; unknown ('Tony'), dr]
\\ rec. September 10, 1969 at Pepper's Lounge, Chicago; Earl Hooker, g; Eddie Taylor, g; Dave Myers, b; Arthur 'Dogman' Jackson, dr
notes by Chris Strachwitz







Arhoolie 1066 (US 1986)

notes by Chris Strachwitz



= Arhoolie AR 19027 (EU)
(distributed by Musidisc-Europe)

(=) Arhoolie CD 324 (#)

Arhoolie discography

(=) P-Vine PCD 24110
(Jp 2001)

(=) P-Vine PCD-93705
(Jp 2013)

74a1986Junior Wells: Messing With The Kid

LP track sequence:
- Messin' With The Kid #
- I'm A Stranger #
- Little By Little #
- Come On In This House #
- Cha Cha Cha In Blue
- Prison Bars All Around Me #
- Love Me #
- It Hurts Me Too #

- The Things I'd Do For You #
- I Could Cry # [???]
- Lovey Dovey Lovey One
- So Tired #
- I Need Me A Car #
- You Sure Look Good To Me #
- You Don't Care #
- Two Headed Woman

CD track sequence:
- Messin' With The Kid #
- I'm A Stranger #
- Little By Little #
- Blue Guitar [Age 29106] []
- Come On In This House #
- Cha Cha Cha In Blue
- Prison Bars All Around Me #
- Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule [Chief 7016] #
- Love Me #
- Blues In D Natural [Chief 7016] []
- It Hurts Me Too (When Things Go Wrong) #
- Rockin' With The Kid [Chief 7031] []
- The Things I Do For You #
- I Could Cry # [???]
- Universal Rock [Chief 7021] #
- Lovey Dovey Lovey One
- So Tired #
- Rockin' Wild [Chief 7031] []
- I Need Me A Car #
- You Sure Look Good To Me #
- Calling All Blues [Chief 7020] #
- You Don't Care #
- These Cotton-Pickin' Blues [Age 29111] []
- Two Headed Woman

# Earl Hooker / Junior Wells
[] Earl Hooker
notes by Neil Slaven

Charly CRB 1133 (UK)


(=) Charly CD 219 (UK 1990) Junior Wells / Earl Hooker:
Messin' With The Kid

751986Earl Hooker / Magic Sam: Calling All Blues

Earl Hooker
- Rockin' Wild
Magic Sam with Ammons Sisters
- My Love Is Your Love

Earl Hooker
- Blue Guitar
Earl Hooker & Junior Wells
- Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule
Earl Hooker
- Blues In D Natural
Magic Sam with Ammons Sisters
- Mr Charlie

Earl Hooker
- Calling All Blues

Magic Sam
- Square Dance Rock Pt 1; Every Night About This Time

Earl Hooker & Junior Wells
- Universal Rock
Earl Hooker with Mr. Tidwell
- Swear To Tell The Truth
Earl Hooker
- These Cotton-Pickin' Blues
Magic Sam
- Blue Light Boogie

Earl Hooker
- Rockin' With The Kid
Magic Sam
- You Don't Have To Work; Square Dance Rock Pt 2


notes by Neil Slaven

Charly CRB 1134 (UK)
761986Chicago Calling

Earl Hooker
- How Long Can This Go On
Lillian Offitt
- Oh Mama
A. C. Reed
- Mean Cop
Earl Hooker
- Win The Dance
Ricky Allen
- Remember The Time
Big Moose & The Jams
- Off The Hook
A. C. Reed
- Lotta Lovin

Lillian Offitt
- My Man Is A Lover
Earl Hooker
- Apache War Dance
A. C. Reed
- That Ain't Right
Big Moose & The Jams
- The Bright Sound
Ricky Allen
- Early In The Morning

Earl Hooker & The Earlettes
- That Man
Lillian Offitt
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight
A. C. Reed
- I Stay Mad
Ricky Allen
- Cut You A-Loose
notes by Neil Slaven

Charly CRB 1135 (UK)
76a1987Memphis Aggressive Guitars Vol. 2

Earl Hooker
- Earl's Boogie Woogie
Charlie Booker
- Walked All Night Long
- Baby, I'm Coming Home
Walter Bradford
- Too Blue To Cry

Earl Hooker
- The Hucklebuck
Boyd Gilmore
- Believe I'll Settle Down
Earl Hooker
- Call My Name (Goin' On Down The Line)
- Guitar Rag No. 2

Raymond Hill
- I'm Back Pretty Baby
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
L.B. Lawson
- Can't Love Me And My Money, Too
- Got My Call Card
Honeyboy Edwards
- Sweet Home Chicago
Albert Williams
- Rhumba Chillen
- Hoodoo Man

Earl Hooker
- Earl's Shuffle






P-Vine PLP-341 (Jp)
771989The Sun Blues Archives, Vol. 1 - Blue Guitar

Charly/Sun CR 1060 tracks:
Earl Hooker
- The Hucklebuck
- Mexicali Hip Shake
- Razorback
- Blue Guitar
- Red River Variations
- Move On Down The Line
- Guitar Rag

Charlie Booker
- Walked All Night

Pinetop Perkins
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (alt. tk.)
Lewis-Johnson Combo
- Baby Tell Me Your Name
Coy Love & Pat Hare
- Harping On It
- Wolf Call Boogie
L.B. Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers
- Flypaper Boogie
- Missing In Action
- Scott's Boogie


Charly SUN CD 29 tracks:
Earl Hooker
- The Hucklebuck
- Mexicali Hip-Shake
- The Drive
- Razorback
- Blue Guitar
- Red River Variations
- Move On Down The Line
- Guitar Rag
Pinotop Perkins
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Boyd Gilmore
- Believe I'll Settle Down (alt. tk.)
Charlie Booker
- Walked All Night
Coy Love & Pat Hare
- Harping On It
- Wolf Call Boogie
L.B.Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers
- Flipaper Boogie
- Got My Call Card
- Scotts Boggie
- Misssing In Action
- Can't Love Me And My Money Too
Woodrow Adams
- If You Don't Want Me
- The Last Time
Lewis-Johnson Combo
- Baby Tell Me Your Name
- Gonna Leave You Baby
- So Long Baby, Goodbye
- Feel So Worried

Charly/Sun LP 1060 (UK)


(=) Charly SUN CD 29 (1990)

781990Earl Hooker: Two Bugs And A Roach

Arhoolie CD 324:
- Two Bugs And A Roach #
- Wah Wah Blues #
- You Don't Love Me #
- Earl Hooker Blues #
- Anna Lee #
- Off The Hook #
- Love Ain't A Plaything #
- You Don't Want Me #
- The Hook *
- New Sweet Black Angel (instr.) *
- I'm Going Down The Line *
- (Original) Sweet Black Angel * [Rockin' 513]
- Guitar Rag *
- Earl's Boogie Woogie *

P-Vine PCD 24110 / P-Vine PCD-93705:
- Anna Lee
- Off The Hook
- Love Ain't A Plaything
- You Don't Want Me
- Two Bugs And A Roach
- Wah Wah Blues
- You Don't Love Me
- Earl Hooker Blues
- Take Me Back To East St.Louis
- New Sweet Black Angel
- Little Carey's Jump
- Original Sweet Black Angel
- Earl's Boogie Woogie
- Guitar Rag
- Going On Down The Line

includes all of Arhoolie LP 1044 (#) and over half of Arhoolie LP 1066 (*)
notes by Chris Strachwitz



Arhoolie CD 324

Arhoolie discography


(=) P-Vine PCD 24110
(Jp 2001)

(=) P-Vine PCD-93705
(Jp 2013)

78a1991Slidin'
A Collection of the Blues Slide Guitar

Elmore James
- Country Boogie (Tool Bag Boogie)
- My Best Friend
- I See My Baby
- She Just Won't Do Right (Dust My Broom (To Give My Friends A Chance))
- Whose Muddy Shoes
- I Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)
- The Sun Is Shining
- Stormy Monday
- Madison Blues
- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.)
Hound Dog Taylor
- Hound Dog
- Watch Out
- Scrappin'
- Sitting Here Alone
- Down Home

Earl Hooker
- Tanya [Checker 1025]
- Oh Baby [Checker unissued]
John Littlejohn
- Keep On Running [Blues Ball 2003]
- She's Too Much [Blues Ball 2003]
- When I Think About My Baby [Blues Ball 2003]
- I Had A Dream [Blues Ball 2003]


notes by Norman Darwen





Charly CD RED 36 (UK)
78b1992Big Boss Men
Blues Legends Vol. 1

Earl Hooker
- Blues For Dancers #
Jimmy Reed
- Hard Walkin' Hanna
- Xmas Present Blues>
Big Joe Williams
- Blues On Decoration Day
- My Troubles
- What You Gonna Do For Me
Lightnin' Hopkins
- War Is Starting Again
- Louisiana Woman
Homesick James
- Lonesome Road
- The Woman I Love
Roosevelt Sykes
- I'm Gonna Get Even With You
- Bird Nest On The Ground
- Bad News
- Hey Woman
Jimmy Reed
- Cry Before I Go
- Down At The Corner Grocery Store
- Big Legged Woman


# Part 1 or Part 2 ???
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Red Lightnin' RLCD 0092


Red Lightnin' discography

791993John Lee Hooker: Urban Blues

- Cry Before I Go *
- Boom Boom Boomer *
- Backbiters & Syndicaters *
- Mr. Lucky *
- My Own Blues *
- I Can't Stand To Leave You *
- Think Twice Before You Go *
- I'm Standing In Line *
- Hot Spring Water Pt. 1 *
- Hot Spring Water Pt. 2 *
- The Motor City Is Burning *

bonus tracks:
- I Gotta Go To Vietnam #
- Messin' 'round With The Blues #
- Hold On Baby #

* previously Bluesway BLS 6012 "Urban Blues" (recorded/issued 1967)
# previously unissued; rec. May 29, 1969 at Vault Recording Studios, Los Angeles; John Lee Hooker, voc, g; Earl Hooker, g; Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker, p, org; Jeffrey Carp, hca; Chester 'Gino' Skaggs, b; Roosevelt Shaw, dr; prod. by Ed Michel

1994 Beat Goes On BGO CD 122 by the same title does not contain the 1969 (bonus) tracks!

MCA CD 10760

more info

801993Earl Hooker & Junior Wells: Blues In D Natural
The Blues Collection Nr. 33

- Love Me
- Come On In This House
- Two Headed Woman
- Lovey Dovey Lovey One
- I Could Cry
- Cha Cha Cha In Blue
- You Don't Care
- Prison Bars All Around Me
- Calling All Blues
- Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule
- Blues In D Natural
- Messin' With The Kid
- You Sure Look Good To Me
- Universal Rock
- Rockin' With The Kid
- Little By Little
- These Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Blue Guitar
- I'm A Stranger
- I Need Me A Car

Orbis BLU NC 033
80a1993My 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

80b1994Boogie Woogie Riot
American Arhoolie Music

Big Joe Duskin - The Tribute [Arhoolie 1080]
Pete Johnson - Rocket Boogie '88' (Part 2)
Joe Turner / W. Pete Johnson - Wine-o Baby Boogie
Dave Alexander - The Rattler

Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie Woogie
Robert Shaw - The Cows
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin's Boogie
Piano Red - Atlanta Bounce
Alex Moore - Rock And Roll Bed
Big Joe Williams - Throw The Boogie Woogie
Big Joe Duskin - Down The Road A Piece [Arhoolie 1080]
Robert Shaw - Fast Santa Fe (Bear Cat)
L.C. Williams - Boogie All The Time
Piano Red - The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo
Pete Johnson - Hala Tight Boogie
Lightnin' Hopkins - Hammond Boogie (Organ Boogie)
Mercy Dee - Red Light
Big Walter Horton - Walter's Boogie
Clifton Chenier - Houston Boogie
L.C. Robinson - Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
Katie Webster - I Know That's Right
Dave Alexander - Fillmore Street Boogie
Pete Johnson - Skid Row Boogie


compiled by Chris Strachwitz and John Broven
notes by Chris Smith









Ace CDCHD 526 (UK)
80c199615 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
80d1996Let'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)

811998Earl Hooker: The Moon Is Rising

- The Moon Is Rising
- Earl's Blues
- Conversion Blues
- Guitar Rag
- Hooker N' Steve
- I'm Your Main Man
- New Riviera
- Strung Out Woman Blues
- Little Carey's Jump
- Take Me Back To East St. Louis
- Improvisations On Dust My Broom []
- Improvisations On Frosty []
- Can't Hold Out Much Longer []
- Swingin' At Theresa's []

[] rec. September 10, 1969 at Pepper's Lounge, Chicago; Earl Hooker, g; Eddie Taylor, g, Dave Myers, b; Arthur 'Dogman' Jackson, dr

Arhoolie CD 468

Arhoolie discography

821998Earl Hooker: Smooth Slidin

- How Long Can This Go On?
- Those Cotton-Pickin' Blues
- You Better Be Sure
- Leading Brand
- Nothing But Poison
- Nothing But Good
- Foxtrot
- Bertha
- End Of The Blues
- Walking The Floor Over You
- Off The Hook
- Hold On! I'm Comin'
- Two Bugs In A Rug
- Hooker Special
- Something You Ate
- Dust My Broom
- Hot And Heavy
- Screwdriver
originally reissued
on Red Lightnin'


Culture Press 1006

831998Earl Hooker: Chicago Blues Guitar Genius

- Dust My Broom
- Hot And Heavy
- Screwdriver
- Bertha
- Foxtrot
- End Of The Blues
- Walking The Floor
- Hooker Special
- Something You Ate
- Two Bugs In A Rug
- Hold On, I'm Coming
- Off The Hook
Cuca KS-3400 (1967)


P-Vine PVCP8159 (Jp)

841998Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry: A Long Way from Home

- A Long Way From Home
- Big Question
- Rock Island Line
- Night & Day
- You Just Usin' Me For A Convenience
- Hole In The Wall
- Life Is A Gamble
- Don't Mistreat Me
- Packin' Up, Gettin' Ready
- Wailin' & Whoopin'
- B. M. Special
- Poor Man Blues #
- Tell Me Why #
- Beggin' You # []
- Don't Wait For Me #
- I'm In Love With You Baby #
- When I Was Drinkin' #
- I Couldn't Believe My Eyes #

# rec. September 24, 1969 in Los Angeles; Brownie McGhee, g, voc; Sonny Terry, hca, voc; Ray Johnson, el p, p; Earl Hooker, g; Jimmy Bond, b; Panama Francis, dr; Clark Kidder, George McGhee, Marsha Smith, voc
[] previously unissued
notes by
Mary Katherine Aldin

MCA CD 11756
851998Rockin' The Blues
featuring Earl Hooker, Little Sam Davis, Jimmy Wilson, Eddie Hope And The Mannish Boys

Earl Hooker
- Alley Corn
- Sweet Angel
Little Sam Davis
- Goin' To New Orleans
- She's Good To Me
Earl Hooker
- On The Hook
Little Sam Davis
- Goin' Home To Mother
- 1958 Blues
Earl Hooker
- Jammin'
- Ride Hooker Ride
- After Hours
Johnny Lewis
- Jealous Man
- She's Talking All My Money
Leslie Louis
- Ridin' Home
- Don't Do It Again
Jimmy Wilson
- Alley Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Walkin' The Streets
- Mussy Haired Woman
Willie Baker
- Goin' Back Home Today
Eddie Hope And The Mannish Boys
- A Fool No More
- Lost Child



Rockin' HTCD 5502-2
85a1998Carol Kaye / Earl Hooker

Carol Kaye
- Bass Catch
Earl Hooker
- Two Bugs In A Rug [fades out at 3:33] # [Cuca KS-3400 (7:28)]

# rec. 1966 in Sauk City, WI; Earl Hooker, g; Freddie Roulette, st-g; org; g; b; dr

Disque D'Or D 747
861999Simply The Best: Earl Hooker Collection

- Come To Me Right Away, Baby
- Don't Have To Worry
- Drifting Blues (with Charles Brown)
- Drivin' Wheel
- Farther Up The Road (with Andrew 'Voice' Odom)
- Frog Hop
- Hookin'
- If You Miss 'im...i Got 'im (with John Lee Hooker)
- Messin' Around With The Blues (with John Lee Hooker)
- Moose Is On The Loose (with Johnny "Big Moose' Walker)
- Sky Is Crying, The (with Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker)
- Stormy Monday (with Andrew 'Voice' Odom)
- Sweet Black Angel
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Universal Rock
- When I Was Drinkin' (with Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry)
- Would You Baby (with Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker)
- You Got To Lose
- You Shook Me (with Muddy Waters)

MCA CD 11811
872003Earl Hooker: Blues Guitar: The Chief and Age Sessions 1959-1963

- Will My Man Be Home Tonight
- Oh Mama
- Calling All Blues
- Swear To Tell The Truth
- Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule
- Blues In D Natural
- Universal Rock
- Apache War Dance
- Rockin' With Kid
- Rockin Wild
- This Little Voice
- I Wanna Be Free
- That Ain't Right
- Blue Guitar
- How Long Can This Go On?
- Nothing But Good
- These Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Off The Hook
- That Man
- Bright Sound
- Win The Dance
- You'd Better Be Sure
- Crying Blues
- I Stay Mad
- Lotta Lovin'
- Leading Brand
- Want You To Rock Me
- Little By Little
- Don't You Ever Forget It

P-Vine PCD-24045
88200?Earl Hooker & His Blues Guitar

- Wild Moments
- Blue Guitar - 1
- Frog Hop
- Blues In 'D' Natural
- Sweet Soosie
- These Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Do The Chicken
- Guitar Rhumba
- Off The Hook
- Rockin' With The Kid
- Senorita Junita
- How Long Can This Go On
- Tanya
- Move On Down The Line
- Blue Guitar Blues
- Swear To Tell The Truth
- Race Track
- That Man
- Shake 'Em Up
- Trying To Make A Living
- Dynamite
- Happy Blues
- So Many Hard Times
- Yea Yea
- Win The Dance
- The Drive
- Sweet Angel
- The Hucklebuck
- Chicken
- Blue Guitar - 2
- Universal Rock
- Rocking Wild



Blue City BCCD-1325
892004The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie
Buddy Guy - Out Of Sight
Dr. Isaiah Ross - Feel So Good
Joe Turner - Flip, Flop & Fly
Skip James - All Night Long
Skip James - Crow Jane
Bukka White Got Sick & Tired
Son House Death Letter Blues
Hound Dog Taylor Wild About You
Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee-stranger Blues
Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee - Burnt Child (afraid Of Fire)
Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee-gonna Move Across The River
Helen Humes - The Blues Ain't Nothing' But A Women

bonus tracks:
Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
Muddy Waters - I Got My Mojo Working

Hip-O DVD
89a2004The Legendary Henry Stone presents Blues From The 50's
Earl Hooker - Little Sam Davis - Joe Hill Louis


- St. Pete Florida Blues - Ray Charles
- Alley Corn - Earl Hooker [Rockin' unissued]
- Sweet Angel - Earl Hooker [Rockin' 513]
- Goin' To New Orleans - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- She's So Good To Me - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- On The Hook - Earl Hooker [Rockin' 513]
- Goin' Home To Mother - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 512]
- 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 512]
- Jammin' - Earl Hooker [Rockin' unissued]
- Ride Hooker Ride - Earl Hooker [Rockin' unissued]
- After Hours - Earl Hooker [Rockin' unissued]
- Jealous Man - Johnny Lewis
- She's Taking All My Money - Johnny Lewis
- Ridin' Home - Leslie Louis
- Don't Do It Again - Leslie Louis
- Alley Blues - Jimmy Wilson
- Walkin' The Streets - Lightnin’ Hopkins
- Mussy Haired Woman - Lightnin’ Hopkins
- Goin' Back Home Today - Willie Baker
- A Fool No More - Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
- Lost Child - Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys



Henry Stone Music 25002
902004The Very Best Of King / Federal / Deluxe, Vol. 2

- Fever - Little Willie John
- Have Mercy Baby - Dominoes
- Dedicated To The One I Love - 5 Royales
- Long About Midnight - Roy Brown
- Finger Poppin' Time - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
- Sittin' On It All The Time - Wynonie Harris
- Blues For The Red Boy - Todd Rhodes
- My Boy Flat Top - Boyd Bennett
- Let's Call It A Day - Sonny Thompson
- That's Your Mistake - Otis Williams & The Charms
- Walkin' The Chalk Line - Tiny Bradshaw
- I Want A Bowlegged Woman - Bullmoose Jackson
- Flame In My Heart - Checkers
- Drill Daddy Drill - Dorothy Ellis
- Gangster Of Love - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- Cherry Wine - Little Esther
- Poor Little Dancing Girl - Hurricanes
- Jungle Juice - Sticks McGhee
- Goodbye I'm Gone - Tommy Brown
- Dream On - Five Keys
- Hey Bernadine - Eddy Clearwater
- Big Blue Diamonds - Earl King
- Moaning Blues - Texas Slim (John Lee Hooker)

- Johnny Feels The Blues - Johnny O'Neal
- Tender Darling - Valtones
notes by Victor Pearlin

Collectables CD 2884
912006An Introduction To Earl Hooker

- Blues Guitar
- Swear To Tell The Truth
- Blues In D Natural
- Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule
- Universal Rock - (with Junior Wells)
- Rockin' With The Kid
- Rockin' Wild
- How Long Can This Go On
- These Cotton Pickin' Blues
- Leading Brand, The
- Nothing But Good (with Reggie "Guitar" Boyd)
- The Bright Sounds (with Big Moose & The Jams)
- Off The Hook (with Big Moose & The Jams)
- Square Dance Rock Parts 1 & 2 (with Magic Sam)

Fuel CD 061554
91a2006Memphis Blues
Important Postwar Blues

disc 1:
- Gotta Let You Go - Joe Hill Louis
- Boogie in the Park - Joe Hill Louis
- That Ain't Right (tk 1) - Henry Hill
- Little Soldier Boy (tk 2) - Doctor Ross
- Country Clown (tk 1) - Doctor Ross
- County Farm Blues - William Stewart
- They Call Me Talkin' Boy - William Stewart
- Easy - Jimmy & Walter
- Before Long - Jimmy & Walter
- Lonesome Ol' Jail - D.A. Hunt
- Greyhound Blues - D.A. Hunt
- Registration Day Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Rats in My Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes
- Rattlesnake Mama - William Stewart
- Forty Four Blues - William Stewart
- I Feel Like a Million - Joe Hill Louis
- Heartache Baby - Joe Hill Louis
- Shorty the Barber - Charlie Burse
- Last Time, The - Woodrow Wilson Adams
- Train Is Comin' - Woodrow Wilson Adams
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Perkins
- Wolf Call Boogie - Sleepy John Estes
- Harmonica Jam - Coy "Hot Shot" Love
- Policy Man Blues (tk 1) - Coy "Hot Shot" Love
- Take a Little Chance - Jimmy DeBerry
- Tailor Made - Doctor Ross
- The Boogie Disease - Doctor Ross


disc 2:
- Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
- Bluebird - Howlin' Wolf

- Move on Down the Line - Earl Hooker
- Hucklebuck, The - Earl Hooker
- Walter's Instrumental - Walter Horton
- Grandmother Got Grandfather Told - Walter Horton
- Midnight Showers of Rain - Willie Nix
- Prison Bound Blues - Willie Nix
- Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas
- Married Woman - Rufus Thomas
- Roscoe's Boogie - Rosco Gordon
- City Women - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, Baby - Earl Forest
- Rock the Bottle - Earl Forest
- Bad Women, Bad Whiskey - Little Parker, Jr.
- You're My Angel - Little Parker, Jr.
- Good Lovin' - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Drifting from Town to Town - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- My Baby - James Anthony Cotton
- Straighten Up Baby - James Anthony Cotton
- Work with Her Boy - Shy Guy Douglas
- Detroit Arrow Blues - Shy Guy Douglas
- Carry My Business On (tk 1) - Houston Boines
- Crying in the Courthouse (tk 1) - Houston Boines
- Walked All Night - Charley Booker
- Baby I'm Coming Home - Charley Booker
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- Bonus Pay - Pat Hare


disc 3:
- T Model Boogie - Rosco Gordon
- Saddled the Cow (And Milked the Horse) - Rosco Gordon
- Seems Like a Million Years (tk 1) - Willie Nix
- Riding in the Moonlight - Willie Nix
- Can't Love Me and My Money Too - L.B. Lawson
- Flypaper Boogie - L.B. Lawson
- Somebody Told Me - Little Milton
- If You Love Me Baby - Little Milton
- Feelin' Good - Little Junior
- Fussin' and Fightin' Blues - Little Junior
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Blues Leave Me Alone - Billy Love
- She Comes to See Me Sometime (tk 1) - Joe Hill Louis
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Sweet Home Chicago (tk 1) - David Honeyboy Edwards
- Mistreating Boogie - Mose Vinson
- Worry You Off My Mind - Mose Vinson
- Lucy Done Moved - L.C. Hubert
- Don't Dog Me Around - Eddie Snow
- Skin and Bone (tk 1) - Eddie Snow
- Dead Letter Blues (tk 1) - Johnny O'Neal
- Ugly Woman (tk 3) - Johnny O'Neal
- You'll Be Sorry - Houston Stokes
- Blue and Lonesome - Houston Stokes
- Long Gone Raymond - Raymond Hill
- I'm Back Pretty Baby - Raymond Hill
- Blue Man (tk 1) - Kenneth Banks
- High (tk 1) - Kenneth Banks


disc 4:
- Tiger Man - Rufus Thomas
- Save That Money - Rufus Thomas
- Lookin' for My Baby - Little Milton
- Homesick for My Baby - Little Milton
- Feel So Worried - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
- So Long Baby Goodbye - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Anthony Cotton
- Hold Me in Your Arms - James Anthony Cotton
- Come Back Home (tk 1) - Howlin' Wolf
- Chocolate Drop - Howlin' Wolf

- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Believe I'll Settle Down - Boyd Gilmore
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Walter Horton
- Off the Wall - Walter Horton
- Love My Baby - Little Junior
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker
- Dry Up Baby - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Crying All Night Long - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Way After Midnight (tk 1) - Billy Love
- Hey Now (tk 1) - Billy Love
- I Wronged a Woman - Earl Forest
- I Can't Forgive You - Earl Forest
- Midnight Hours Journey - Johnny Ace
- My Baby Left Me - Raymond Hill
- You're Driving Me Insane - Ike Turner
- Trouble and Heartaches - Ike Turner
- When It Rains It Pours - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
- Move Baby Move - Billy "The Kid" Emerson


4 CD set



JSP JSPCD 7777 (UK)
922007Earl Hooker / Big Boe & The Night Hawks

Earl Hooker
- I Feel Good
Big Boe & The Night Hawks
- My Thing
7 inch 45 rpm

JBE 45-001
932007'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
942011Juicy Harmonica Vol. 2

- You're Too Bad - Birmingham Junior & His Lover Boys [Ebony 1007]
- 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis - [Rockin' 512]
- Falling Rain Blues - Little Willy Foster [Blue Lake 113]

- Alley Corn - Earl Hooker (Little Sam Davis, hca) [Rockin' unissued]
- She's So Good To Me - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- Goin' To New Orleans - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix (Walter Horton, hca) [Checker 756]
- Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry [King 4646]
- Opossum Rock - Sonny Boy Williams [Duplex 9005]
- Just One Mistake - Willie Nix (Walter Horton, hca) [Checker 756]
- Early In The Morning - Robert Henry [King 4646]
- Red Headed Woman - Baby Face (Little Walter, hca) [Savoy 1122]
- After-While - Papa Lightfoot [Aladdin 3171]
- Don't You Know I Love You - Woodrow Adams [Home Of The Blues unissued]
- Du Dee Squat - Little Luther [Criss Cross 110]
- Aw Shucks Baby - Little Red Walter [Le Sage 711]
- Complete This Order - James Cotton [Loma 2042]
- Laying In The Weeds - James Cotton [Loma 2042]
- Mean Old Train - Papa Lightfoot [Imperial 5289]
- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) - Percy Lee Crudup [Checker 754]
- Midnight Jump - Walter J. Westbrook & His Phantom Five [Bobbin 106]
- I Love You O Yes I Do - Woodrow Adams [Home Of The Blues unissued]
- Goin' Home To Mother - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 512]
- Birmingham Late Hours - Birmingham Junior & His Lover Boys [Ebony 1007]


Sundown CD 4002

Sundown discography

952012Juke Joints   Vol. 3

disc 1
- I'm A King Bee - Slim Harpo
- My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone - Hop Wilson
- Steady - Jerry McCain
- Late Hours At Midnight - Homesick James
- Ludella - Jimmy Rogers
- Sail On, Little Girl - Pete McKinley
- Alley Special - Wright Holmes
- Play My Juke Box - Boy Green
- Chicago Blues - Dan Pickett
- Shackles Round My Body - David Wylie
- Throw A Little Boogie - Manny Nicholls
- Dial 110 Blues - Country Jim
- About To Lose My Mind - Big Boy Spires
- You Better Move On Away From Here - Honeyboy
- Applejack Boogie - Pinetop Slim
- Seems Like A Million Years tk 1 - Willie Nix
- Western Union Man - Chicago Sunny Boy
- Silver Haired Woman - Johnny Williams
- She Got Me Walkin' - Lazy Bill Lucas
- Ride My New Car With Me - Big Joe Williams

- After Hours - Earl Hooker
- 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis
- Bad Feeling Blues (alt tk) - Lightnin' Slim
- Feel So Worried tk 2 - Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson
- I Want A Roller - Smokey Hogg
- Gary Stomp - John Brim


disc 2
- Operator Blues tk 2 - Houston Boines
- My Baby Left Me - John Lee Hooker
- Lookin' For My Baby tk 5 - Little Milton
- I'm Gonna Love You - Eddie Taylor
- She's Gone With The Wind - The Sugarman
- Eula Mae - Big Joe Williams
- Ardelle - Pete McKinley
- Happy Home Blues - D.C. Washington
- I've Got Love If You Want It - Slim Harpo
- That's All Right - Jimmy Rogers
- Hello Central, Please Give Me 209 - Robert Lee Westmoreland
- Crying - J.D. Edwards
- I'll Move You - Eddie Kirkland
- Awful Shame - Hank Kilroy
- Cadillac Blues - J.D. Horton
- Hollywood Boogie - Country Jim
- Chicken Stuff - Hop Wilson
- Please Mam Forgive Me - Sunny James
- You Better Watch That Jive - Smokey Hogg
- Walking Talking Blues - Manny Nicholls
- Locked In Jail Blues - Johnny Beck
- Highway 51 - Stick Horse Hammond
- Jet Black Woman - Buddy Chiles
- I Had A Dream - Lazy Bill Lucas
- Got A Letter This Morning - Clarence London
- Down South - Junior Blackmon


disc 3
- She's Tough - Jerry Mccain
- Baker Shop Boogie tk 1 - Willie Nix
- Ridin' Home - Leslie Louis
- Sad And Lonely - Country Jim
- Crawdad - Smokey Hogg
- No One To Love Me - Manny Nicholls
- Wonderin' And Worryin' - Slim Harpo
- Lightnin' Slim Boogie - Lightnin' Slim
- A & B Blues - Boy Green
- Homesick Blues - Homesick James
- Fat Mouth - Johnny Williams
- Number Writer - Dan Pickett
- King's Highway - Big Joe Williams
- John Henry - Pinetop Slim

- Jammin' - Earl Hooker
- Take It Easy - Nat Terry
- Mr Ticket Agent - Silver Cooks
- Which One Do I Love - Big Boy Spires
- Little School Girl - L.C. Greene
- Excuse Me Baby - Sunny James
- Have You A Match - Honeyboy
- Goin' To New Orleans - Little Sam Davis
- Want To Boogie-woogie - Clarence London
- Love Me Mama - Boogie Bill Webb
- Log House On The Hill - Leroy Johnson
- You'll Always Have A Home - Eddie Taylor


disc 4
- Jimmie's Boogie - Jimmy Reed
- Rather Be Sloppy Drunk - Big Joe Williams
- G-man Blues - Houston Boines
- No One To Love Me - Leroy Johnson
- Y M & V Blues - Lost John Hunter
- Sittin' Here Wonderin' - Luther Stoneham
- Strange Love - Slim Harpo
- Size 4 Shoe - Smokey Hogg
- I'm In Love - Jimmy Rogers
- You Gotta Lay Down Mama - Johnny Beck
- Jelly Roll Man - Bill Simpson
- Cold In The Evening - J.D. Edwards
- Mistreated Blues - Buddy Chiles
- My Baby's Gone - Lazy Bill Lucas
- Forgive Me - Manny Nicholls
- Don't Do It Again - Leslie Louis
- Good Lookin' Woman - Country Jim
- Goin' Back To Mama - Clarence London
- Truck 'em On Down - Stick Horse Hammond
- Goin' Back Home Today - Willie Baker
- Uncle Sam Blues - Pinebluff Pete
- Harlem Women - Hank Kilroy
- Don't Want Me Blues - Pete McKinley
- Broke And Hungry - Hop Wilson
- I Don't Know Why - Nat Terry
- Boogie - Boogie Bill Webb


compiled by Neil Slaven
4 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP JSPCD 77150
1200?Earl Hooker

- I'm Going Down The Line
- Earl's Boogie Woogie

7 inch 45 rpm





SUN SP-102 (Rockinitis repro)
 
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Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 237-238
- Pete Hoppula website
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 217-219, 299, 416, 423
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Fuel CD 061554

thanks to Alan Balfour, 'blues4sale', Paul Pelletier, Jennings Falcon, Chris Stovall Brown, James Porter, Gerrit Robs, Joe Brensinger, Lex Jansen, Costa Zafiropoulos, Patrick Banino and Gerard Herzhaft for additional info / scans

 

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