Photo: Original by JACQUES DEMĘTRE
Chicago, Oct. 1959

"I practiced twelve hours a day, every day, until my fingers were bleeding, trying to get the same sound as Elmore James. This went on for weeks and weeks, and finally someone told me, 'He plays with a slide.'" - Robbie Robertson, at the 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Elmore James

"Elmore kept playing the same lick over and over, but I get the feeling he meant it." - Frank Zappa


ELMORE JAMES' RECORDINGS:


January - August, 1951; Jackson, Miss.
Producer: Lillian McMurry

NOTE: In 1951 Elmore James appeared as a sideman for artists like Rice Miller (aka Sonny Boy Williamson II) on several sessions for Trumpet. And on the surviving cut by Tiny Kennedy, «Have You Heard About The Farmer’s Daughter», with Elmore on lead guitar, available on Acoustic Archives LP 701.


August 5, 1951; Jackson, Miss.
Producer: Lillian McMurry
Elmo James: vocal/guitar; Sonny Boy Williamson II: harmonica; Leonard Ware: bass; Frock O’Dell: drums

DUST MY BROOM 1) aka (I BELIEVE) MY TIME AIN’T LONG - (Trumpet 146/ACE 508/Jewel 764/Blues Classics BC 5/Teem LP 5005/Charly CRB 1008/ACE ABOXCD 4)

1) ACE 508 remastered and retitled «I Believe My Time Ain’t Long».


January, 1952; Canton, Miss. 1)
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; Ike Turner: piano; unknown drums

PLEASE FIND MY BABY (version 1) - (Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United LP 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
HAWAIIAN BOOGIE (instr.) (version 1) 2) - (Kent LP 9010/Modern Oldies 49/ACE ABOXCD 4)

1) Other titles reported to be recorded, include. «Take A Little Walk With Me» and «Dust My Broom», these were rejected and the tapes lost or wiped.
2) This master underwent overdubbing of bass and drums at Universal Recording Studios, Los Angeles in May 1953 and was then given a Meteor master #MR 5017.


January, 1952; Canton, Miss.
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; unknown tenor saxophone (*); Ike Turner: piano; unknown drums

LOST WOMAN BLUES aka PLEASE FIND MY BABY (version 2) (*) 1) - (Flair 1022/ACE ABOXCD 4)
LOST WOMAN BLUES aka PLEASE FIND MY BABY (version 3 with overdubbs) 1) 2) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
HAND IN HAND - (Flair 1031/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)

1) «Lost Woman Blues» (version 2) was slated for release on Modern in early 1952. It was withdrawn from production for legal reasons.
2) In May 1953 the original master underwent bass and drums overdubbing and was retitled «Lost Woman Blues». This overdubbed version was given a Meteor master #MR 5016 but was not released on Meteor because James was switched to the Flair label. The original version (no overdubbs) was later released on Flair 1022.


1952
Producer: Joe Bihari
Boyd Gilmore: vocal/guitar; Ike Turner: piano; poss. Joe Harris: drums

ALL IN MY DREAMS 1) - (Modern 872)

1) Boyd Gilmore’s «All My Dreams» was a bit ragged and needed the introduction patched up. Bihari decided to overdub the slide guitar of Elmore’s «Please Find My Baby», now redundant, on to «All In My Dreams».


January, 1952; Canton, Miss.
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; unknown tenor sax; Ike Turner: piano; unknown bass & drums

LONG TALL WOMAN BLUES - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
ROCK MY BABY RIGHT (take 1) - Master lost
ROCK MY BABY RIGHT (take 2) - (Flair 1048/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/ACE ABOXCD 4)
MY BABY’S GONE - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
ONE MORE DRINK (take 1) - (Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
ONE MORE DRINK (take 2) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)


November, 1952; Universal Studio, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Johnny Jones: piano; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

BABY WHAT’S WRONG - (Meteor 5003/ACE CH 112/ACE ABOXCD 4)
I BELIEVE - (Meteor 5000/Kent 508/Kent LP 535/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
SINFUL WOMAN - (Meteor 5003/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
I HELD MY BABY LAST NIGHT - (Meteor 5000/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)


November, 1952; Universal Studio, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
BEP BROWN ORCHESTRA: J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Johnny Jones: piano; Elmore James: guitar; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

ROUND HOUSE BOOGIE aka SAX SYMPHONIC BOOGIE (instr.) 1) - (Meteor 5001/ACE ABOXCD 4)
KICKIN’ THE BLUES AROUND aka FLAMING BLUES (instr.) 1) - (Meteor 5001/ACE ABOXCD 4)

1) Above reissued on Meteor 5024 as by Elmore James & His Broomdusters or Saxman Brown with the Broomdusters and retitled respectively «Sax Symphonic Boogie» and «Flaming Blues».


November, 1952; Universal Studio, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
SAXMAN BROWN, ELMO JAMES BROOMDUSTERS 1)
J. T. (BIG BOY) BROWN, ELMO JAMES BROOMDUSTERS 2):
J. T. Brown: tenor sax/vocal (*); Johnny Jones: piano; Elmore James: guitar; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

SAX-ONY BOOGIE (instr.) 1) - (Meteor 5016/ACE ABOXCD 4)
DUMB WOMAN BLUES (*) 2) - (Meteor 5016/ACE ABOXCD 4)


January 17, 1953; Chicago 1)
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Johnny Jones: piano; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

COUNTRY BOOGIE aka TOOL BAG BOOGIE (instr.) - (Checker 777/Chess CH 1537)
MY BEST FRIEND - (Chess CH 1537)
SEE MY BABY - (Chess CH 1537)
SHE JUST WON’T DO RIGHT (DUST MY BROOM) - (Checker 777/Chess CH 1537)
WHOSE MUDDY SHOES - (Chess CH 1537)

1) This was an illicit Chess session. The offending Checker release was soon discovered by the Biharis and Chess subsequently backed off, discontinuing pressing and distribution.


April, 1953; Universal Studios, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
LITTLE JOHNNY JONES & THE CHICAGO HOUND DOGS:
Johnny Jones: vocal/piano; J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Elmore James: guitar; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

SWEET LITTLE WOMAN - (Flair 1010/ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
I MAY BE WRONG - (Flair 1010/ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)

ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS: Elmore James: vocal/guitar; J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Johnny Jones: piano; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

EARLY IN THE MORNING - (Flair 1011/Kent LP 9010/Modern Oldies 49/Red Lightnin’ RL 005/ACE ABOXCD 4)
HAWAIIAN BOOGIE (instr.) (version 2) - (Flair 1011/Kent LP 9010/Red Lightnin’ RL 005/ACE ABOXCD 4)
CAN’T STOP LOVIN’ - (Flair 1014/Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
MAKE A LITTLE LOVE - (Flair 1014/Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)


August, 1953; Universal Studios, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Boyd Atkins: alto sax/tenor sax; Johnny Jones: piano; Ransom Knowling: bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

MY BEST FRIEND aka MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE (take 1) - (Polydor LP 2383200/ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE (take 2) - (Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE (take 3 false start) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE (take 4) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE (take 6 l/false start) - (FL 162)
MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE (take 7) - (Flair 1031/Fire 1011/ACE ABOXCD 4)
STRANGE KINDA FEELING (take 1) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
STRANGE KINDA FEELING (take 2) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
STRANGE KINDA FEELING (take 3) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
STRANGE KINDA FEELING (take 4 false start) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
STRANGE KINDA FEELING (take 5) - (Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
STRANGE KINDA FEELING (take 6) - (Flair 1022/ACE LP CH 112/ACE ABOXCD 4)
DARK AND DREARY (take 1 false start) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
DARK AND DREARY (take 2) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
DARK AND DREARY (take 4) - (Flair 1048/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/Kent LP 5022/ACE ABOXCD 4)


Unknown date, 1953
JOE TURNER:
Joe Turner: vocal; Elmore James: guitar; others unknown

TV MAMA - (Atlantic 1016)


Unknown date, 1953/54; Chicago?
JOHNNY JONES:
Johnny Jones: vocal/piano; Elmore James: acoustic guitar; unknown tenor sax & drums

HOY HOY - (Atlantic 1045)
DOIN’ THE BEST I CAN - (Atlantic 1045)


Unknown date, 1953; Chicago
JUNIOR WELLS:
Junior Wells: vocal/harmonica; Henry Gray: piano; Elmore James: guitar; David Miles: bass; Fred Below: drums

HOODOO MAN - (States 134)
JUNIOR’S WAIL - (States 134)


1954; Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; 2 unknown tenor saxophones; Ike Turner: piano; unknown bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

QUARTER PAST NINE - (Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)


March/April, 1954; Universal Studios, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; Raymond Hill: tenor sax; unknown alto & baritone sax; Johnny Jones: piano; Ike Turner: guitar/lead guitar (*); unknown bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

WHERE CAN MY BABY BE (take 1) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
WHERE CAN MY BABY BE (take 8) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
WHERE CAN MY BABY BE (take 9) - (Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
PLEASE COME BACK TO ME (SHO’ NUFF I DO) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
Session talk & false start SHO’ NUFF I DO - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
SHO’ NUFF I DO (alternate take) - (Flair 1039/ACE ABOXCD 4)
SHO’ NUFF I DO - (Kent LP 5022/Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
1839 BLUES - (Flair 1039/Kent 508/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
I GOT A STRANGE BABY (fragment only) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
CANTON MISSISSIPPI BREAKDOWN (instr.) (*) - (Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)


August/September, 1954; Modern Studio, Culver City, LA
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; James Parr: trumpet; Maxwell Davis: tenor sax; Jewel Grant: baritone sax; Willard McDaniel: piano; Ralph ‘Chuck’ Hamilton: bass; Jesse Sailes: drums; omit brass (*)

SUNNY LAND (*) - (Flair 1057/Kent 433/Kent 465/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/Modern Oldies 55/ACE ABOXCD 4)
STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS - (Flair 1057/Kent 433/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/Modern Oldies 55/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
LATE HOURS AT MIDNIGHT - (Flair 1062/Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
THE WAY YOU TREAT ME aka MEAN & EVIL - (Flair 1062/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/ACE ABOXCD 4)
HAPPY HOME - (Flair 1069/Kent 331/Kent 394/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/Custom CS-1056/United US 716/United US 7716/United US 718/United US 7718/Modern Oldies 15/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
NO LOVE IN MY HEART (FOR YOU) - (Flair 1069/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/ACE ABOXCD 4)


August, 1955; J&M Studios, New Orleans
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; Edward Frank: piano; Frank Fields: bass; Earl Palmer: drums; unknown vocal group (*)

DUST MY BLUES (take 3) - (Flair 1074/Kent 331/Kent 394/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/Custom CS-1056/United US 716/United US 7716/United US 718/United US 7718/Modern Oldies 15/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE - (Flair 1079/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE ABOXCD 4)
I WAS A FOOL - (Flair 1074/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/ACE ABOXCD 4)
GOODBYE (BABY) (*) - (Flair 1079/Kent 465/Crown LP 5168/Custom CS-1054/United US 716/United US 7716/Cascade DROP 1001/ACE ABOXCD 4)


January 4, 1956; Universal Studios, Chicago
Producer: Joe Bihari
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; Raymond Hill: tenor sax; unknown tenor sax; Eddie Taylor: guitar; Johnny Jones: piano; unknown bass; Odie Payne Jr.: drums

SO MEAN TO ME (take 2) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
SO MEAN TO ME (take 3) - (Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 777/ACE ABOXCD 4)
SO MEAN TO ME (take 4) - (ACE CH 192/ACE ABOXCD 4)
Chat & false start to WILD ABOUT YOU BABY - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
WILD ABOUT YOU - (Modern 983/ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
WILD ABOUT YOU (BABY) - (Kent LP 5022/Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE CH 31/ACE CD CH 192/ACE ABOXCD 4)
ELMO’S SHUFFLE (instr.) (take 3) - (Kent LP 9010/ACE ABOXCD 4)
ELMO’S SHUFFLE (instr.) (take 4) - (ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)
ELMO’S SHUFFLE (instr.) (take 5) - (ACE ABOXCD 4)
LONG TALL WOMAN - (Kent LP 9001/Kent KST 538/United US 778/United US 7778/Victor VIP-5004M/ACE CH 192/ACE CD CH 192/ACE ABOXCD 4)
LONG TALL WOMAN - (Modern 983/ACE CH 68/ACE ABOXCD 4)


J. T. Brown & Elmore
Photo: George Adins courtesy of Robert Sacre

Unknown date, 1957; Chicago
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; John A. Williamson (aka: Homesick James): guitar; Eddie Taylor: guitar; Wayne Bennett: lead guitar (*); others unknown or
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; J. T. Brown: tenor sax; Eddie Taylor: guitar; Johnny Jones: piano; unknown drums

THE TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY (*) - (Chief 7001/VeeJay 249/Cobblestone 9001/Muse MR 5087/Charly CRB 1008)
COMING HOME - (Chief 7001/VeeJay 249/Cobblestone 9001/Vee-Jay VJS-2-1007/Muse MR 5087/Charly CRB 1008)
IT HURTS ME TOO - (Chief 7004/VeeJay 259/Cobblestone 9001/Muse MR 5087/Charly CRB 1008)
ELMORE’S CONTRIBUTION TO JAZZ - (Chief 7004/VeeJay 259/Cobblestone 9001/Muse MR 5087/Charly CRB 1017)


Unknown date, 1957; Chicago
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; others unknown

CRY FOR ME BABY - (Chief 7006/VeeJay 269/Cobblestone 9001/Muse MR 5087/Charly CRB 1008)
TAKE ME WHERE YOU GO - (Chief 7006/VeeJay 269/Cobblestone 9001/Muse MR 5087/Charly CRB 1008)


Unknown date, 1957; Chicago
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; others unknown

KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR - (Chief 7020/Cobblestone 9001/Muse MR 5087/Storyville PSLP-840/Charly CRB 1008)


November, 1959; Chicago
Producer: Bobby Robinson
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; Odie Payne: drums; John A. Williamson (aka: Homesick James): bass; Johnny Jones: piano; J. T. Brown: saxophone

THE SKY IS CRYING - (Fire 1016/Intercord INT 158.601/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
BOBBY’S ROCK (instr.) - (Fire 1011/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
HELD MY BABY LAST NIGHT - (Fire 1016/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
DUST MY BROOM - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
BABY PLEASE SET A DATE - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)


Early 1960; Beltone Studios, New York City
Producer: Bobby Robinson
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; prob. Belton Evans: drums; John A. Williamson (aka: Homesick James): bass; Jimmy Spruill: guitar; unknown saxophones, prob. including Paul «Hucklebuck» Williams; unknown piano

ROLLIN’ AND TUMBLIN’ - (Fire 1023/Intercord INT 158.601/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
DONE SOMEBODY WRONG - (Fire 1031/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
I’M WORRIED - (Fire 1023/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
FINE LITTLE MAMA - (Fire 1031/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
I NEED YOU - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
EARLY ONE MORNING - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
STRANGE ANGEL - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
SHE DONE MOVED (instr.) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
MY BABY’S GONE 1) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)

1) Probably from these sessions.


Scans: Dennis Rufolo


April, 1960; Chicago
Producers: Leonard & Phil Chess
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; John A. Williamson (aka: Homesick James): guitar; Eddie Taylor: guitar; others unknown

I CAN’T HOLD OUT - (Chess 1756)
THE SUN IS SHINING - (Chess 1756/Chess CH 1537)
THE SUN IS SHINING (alt. take) - (Argo LP 4034)
STORMY MONDAY BLUES aka CALL IT STORMY MONDAY - (Chess CH 1537)
MADISON BLUES (instr.) - (Chess CH 1537)
TALK TO ME BABY - (Chess CH 1537)


Late 1960 or early 1961; Beltone Studios, New York City
Producer: Bobby Robinson
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; prob. Earl Williams: drums; unknown bass; Riff Ruffin: guitar; Johnny Acey: piano; Paul «Hucklebuck» Williams: barritone saxophone; prob. George Coleman: tenor saxophone; Danny Moore: trumpet; prob. Dickie Harris: trombone

STRANGER BLUES - (Fire 1503/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
STRANGER BLUES (alternate version) - (Collectable COL-CD-5185)
ANNA LEE - (Fire 1503/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
(MY) BLEEDING HEART - (Enjoy 2015/Intercord INT 158.601/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS - (Enjoy 2020/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
ONE WAY OUT - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
PERSON TO PERSON - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
MY KIND OF WOMAN - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
SO UNKIND - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
GOT TO MOVE - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
FIND MY KIND OF WOMAN (alternate take) 1) - (Capricorn 9 42006-2)
FIND MY KIND OF WOMAN 1) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)

1) Probably from these sessions.


Summer of 1961; Cosimo Recording Studios, New Orleans
Producer: Bobby Robinson
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; King Mose: drums; Sam Myers: drums; Sammy Lee Bully: bass; Johnny «Big Moose» Walker: piano; Sam Myers: harmonica (*)

SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER - (Fire 504/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
LOOK ON YONDER WALL (*) - (Fire 504/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
MEAN MISTREATIN’ MAMA (take 1) - (Collectables COL-CD-5186)
MEAN MISTREATIN’ MAMA (take 2) - (Collectables COL-CD-5186)
MEAN MISTREATIN’ MAMA (take 3) - (Intercord INT 158.600?/DJM DJD 28008?/Capricorn 9 42006-2?/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
SUNNYLAND TRAIN - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
GO BACK HOME AGAIN 1) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)

1) Probably from these sessions.


Late 1962 or early 1963; A-1 Recording Studio, New York City
Producer: Bobby Robinson
Elmore James: vocal/guitar; Walking Willie: piano; unknown drums and bass guitar

IT HURTS ME TOO - (Enjoy 2015/Intercord INT 158.600/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES - (Enjoy 2027/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
PICKIN’ THE BLUES (instr.) - (Enjoy 2015/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
HAND IN HAND (take 1) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2?/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
HAND IN HAND (take 4) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2?/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO LOVE MY BABY - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
DUST MY BROOM - (Enjoy 2027/Intercord INT 158.600/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2)
TALK TO ME BABY - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
CAN’T STOP LOVING MY BABY - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
SHE’S GOT TO GO - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
UP JUMPED ELMORE (instr.) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
I BELIEVE - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/DJM DJD 28008/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
I GOTTA GO NOW - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
LOOK ON YONDER WALL (alternate lyric) - (Collectables COL-CD-5187)
YOU KNOW YOU DONE ME WRONG - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
BLACKSNAKE BLUES (instr.) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5187)
YOU KNOW YOU’RE WRONG 1) - (Fire/Fury/Enjoy/Capricorn 9 42006-2)

1) Probably from these sessions.


Any additions or comments are appreciated.


Photo: George Adins courtesy of Robert Sacre

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