BIG JACK JOHNSON





SINGLES

ROOSTER BLUES R57 BIG JACK JOHNSON ("B.J. THE OIL MAN") Rudolph Got Drunk Last Night / Jingle Bell Boogie
(recorded in Clarksdale, Ms, a-side featuring Frank Frost and Sam Carr)
198? US 
ROOSTER BLUES R 60-C (cassette single) BIG JACK JOHNSON Ice Storm Blues, Part 1 / Ice Storm Blues, Part 2 ("The Story Of The Great Ice Storm Of 1994") (recorded on March 4, 1994, feat. Lonnie Pitchford:rh.gtr, Kevin Brown:bs/dms)1994 US 




ALBUMS

EARWIG LPS-4910 BIG JACK JOHNSON: THE OIL MAN  (LP)
Oil Man / Killing Floor / Tom Dooley / Catfish Blues / How Many More Years / Too Many Drivers / Driving Wheel / I'm Gonna Give Up Disco And Go Back To The Blues / Part Time Love / Steel Guitar Rag (Going Bass Fishing) / You Can Have My Woman
-- reissue: Earwig CD 4910, 1994 US --
1988 US
EARWIG LPS-4916 BIG JACK JOHNSON: DADDY, WHEN IS MAMA COMIN' HOME?  (LP)
Thirteen Chillun / I'm A Big Boy Now / Oh Darling / Doodley Squat / Crawdad Hole / Chinese Blues / Daddy, When Is Mama Comin' Home? / I Slapped My Wife In The Face / Northwest Airlines Blues / Goin Back To Mississippi / Mr. U.S. A.I.D.S. / United States Got Us In A Bad Shape
(feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr/bs, John Primer:gtr, Larry Burton:gtr, Frank Frost:hca/keys, Vince Willis:keys/pno, Hank Ford:sax, Elmer Brown:tp, Bill McFarland:tb, Aron Burton:bs, Sam Carr:dms, Earl Howell:dms)
-- reissues: Blue Sting CD 021/Earwig CD 4916, 1993 US --
1989 US
M.C. MC-0033 BIG JACK JOHNSON & THE OILERS: WE GOT TO STOP THIS KILLIN'  (CD)
We Got To Stop This Killin' / Hummin' Blues / Breakdown Blues / It's The Fourth Of July / Lonesome Road / No Good Cow / Cracklin' Bread / Sweet Home Mississippi / Black Rooster / Big Foot Woman
(feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr, Maury "Hooter" Saslaff:bs, Chet Woodward:dms)
1996 US
EARWIG CD 4939 BIG JACK JOHNSON: LIVE IN CHICAGO  (CD)
Pistol Packin Mama / Since I Met You Baby / Night Train / Ain't Nothin' You Can Do / Daddy, When Is Mama Comin' Home? / Twist / Sweet Sixteen / Fightin' Woman / Steal Away / The Blues Is Alright / Black Rooster / I Got A Whole Lotta Lovin'
(recorded live at Buddy Guy's Legends, March 1995 and at the Hothouse, June 1994, feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr, Michael Dotson:gtr, Allen Batts:pno, Aron Burton:bs, Kenny Smith:dms, Tino Cortez:dms + Lester Davenport:hca on 1994 recordings)
1997 US
BLUE INTERACTIONS INC./P-VINE ? BIG JACK JOHNSON: OIL MAN GOT DRUNK  (CD)
Rudolph Got Drunk Last Night / The Things That I Used To Do / Ice Storm Blues (Part 1) / Ice Storm Blues (Part 2) / Vampire Woman / Close Shave Boogie / The Spoonful / Little Piggy / Corrine, Corrina / Fightin' Woman / I'm A Lonely Man / Baby Please Don't Go / Hummin' Blues (Part 1) / Hummin' Blues (Part 2) / Jingle Bell Boogie / The Things That I Used To Do
1997 JPN
M.C. MC-0035 BIG JACK JOHNSON & THE OILERS: ALL THE WAY BACK  (CD)
I Wanna Know / Crack Headed Woman / Lonely Man / Miss Magalee Hall / Can't Stop Me / I Can't Get No Lovin' / All Messed Up / Black Dog / Shake Your Bootie (The Blues Dance Remix Version) / I'm Your Oilman
(feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr, Christopher Dean:gtr, Maury "Hooter" Saslaff:bs, Chet Woodward:dms)
1998 US
M.C. MC-0039 BIG JACK JOHNSON & THE OILERS: ROOTS STEW  (CD)
Jump For Joy / Hummingbird / Since I Met You Baby / Cherry Tree / You're Gonna Make Me Cry / Late Night With Jack / Too Many Rats / Going Too Far / Beale Street / I'm Trying To Do All I Can / I Wanna Go Home / So Long Frank Frost
(recorded at Tiki Studios, Glen Cove, NY in 1999 except "I Wanna Go Home" recorded at Memphis Sound Works, Memphis, TN, October 25, 1998, feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr/mnd, Christopher Dean:gtr, Maury "Hooter" Saslaff:bs, Dale Wise:dms + Wild Child Butler:hca on "I Wanna Go Home")
2000 US
M.C. MC-0045 BIG JACK JOHNSON WITH KIM WILSON AND SPECIAL GUEST PINETOP PERKINS: THE MEMPHIS BARBEQUE SESSIONS  (CD)
Oh Baby / Humming Blues / Don't Care Nothing / Smokestack Lighting / I'm Going Out Walking / My Babe / Blue Bird / Lonesome Road / Get Along Little Cindy / Humming Bird / Big Boss Man / Things I Used To Do / Dust My Broom
(recorded at Memphis Soundworks, Memphis, Tn, on October 9-10, 2000, feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr/mnd/hca, Kim Wilson:gtr/hca/vcl [on "I'm Going Out Walking"], Pinetop Perkins:pno [on "Humming Blues" & "Lonesome Road"], Mark Carpentieri:dms [on "Humming Blues", "Lonesome Road" & "Dust My Broom"])
2002 US
RIGHT COAST # (self. prod.) BIG JACK JOHNSON: JUKE JOINT SATURDAY NIGHT  (CD)
Steppin' Out Tonight / Flat Foot / Rock Me / Delta Juke Boogie / The Way You Walk & Talk / You Told Me / Runnin' & Hidin' / Jack's Guitar Groove / Mississippi Blues
(recorded live at Red's Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS in March 2008 with The Cornlickers: Dave Groninger:gtr, Bobby Gentilo:gtr, Lee Carrol:keys, Tony Ryder:bs, Dale Wise:dms)
2008 US
BIG JACK MUSIC # (self. prod.) BIG JACK JOHNSON WITH THE CORNLICKERS: KATRINA  (CD)
Fourth Of July / Stop Pushin' On Me / Katrina / Miss Statue Of Liberty / Goin' Down To Big Red's / The Laughin' Blues / Po' Cow Boogie / Ain't Gonna Do It No More / Red Car / The Cryin' Blues / Gettin' Old Mister Ellis / It's All Gone
(feat. Big Jack Johnson:vcl/gtr/mnd with, Dave Groninger:gtr/bckgr.vcls, Bobby Gentilo:gtr, Terry 'Big T' Williams:gtr, Lee Carrol:org/pno/acc, Tony Ryder:bs/bckgr.vcls, Dale Wise:dms/foot tambourine/bckgr.vcls)
2009 US




COMPILATIONS

RHINO R2 70568 V/A: BLUE YULE : CHRISTMAS BLUES AND R&B CLASSICS  (CD)
Jingle Bell Boogie
1992 US
RHINO R2 72192 V/A: BLUES FEST : MODERN BLUES OF THE '80S  (CD)
Catfish Blues
1995 US
EARWIG 4933 V/A: EARWIG 16TH ANNIVERSARY SAMPLER  (CD)
Oil Man
1995 US
HOUSE OF BLUES 161301 V/A: ESSENTIAL BLUES GUITAR  (CD)
Catfish Blues
1997 US
A&M 161340 V/A: DEFIANCE BLUES  (CD)
We Got To Stop This Killin'
1998 US
SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS 40086 V/A: RIVER OF SONG : A MUSICAL JOURNEY DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI SAMPLER  (CD)
Catfish
1998 US
SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS SFW 40086 V/A: RIVER OF SONG : A MUSICAL JOURNEY DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI  (CD)
Catfish / Shake Your Money Maker (by Big Jack Johnson & the Jelly Roll Kings feat. Frank Frost, Sam Carr & David Porter recorded at Thompson's Grocery Store, Bobo, Mississippi, April 2, 1996)
1998 US
EARWIG 4946 V/A: EARWIG 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (CD)
You Can Have My Woman / Daddy, When Is Mama Comin' Home?
1999 US
ROOSTER BLUES 9825 V/A: ROOSTER BLUES RECORDS : 1980-2000 SAMPLER  (CD)
Hummin' Blues, Pt.1
-- reissue: Rooster Blues CD 2637, 2001 US --
2000 US
HOUSE OF BLUES CD 1469 V/A: ROAD TRIP BLUES  (CD)
Too Many Drivers
2000 US
SONY 4803952 V/A: LA ROUTE DU BLUES  (3-CD)
Ice Storm Blues
2000 FRA
MUSIC BLITZ 30011 V/A: THE HANDY AWARD NOMINEES, VOL.1  (CD)
So Long Frank Frost
2001 US
M.C. MC-0048 V/A: THE BEST OF M.C. RECORDS 1996-2002  (CD)
We Got To Stop This Killin' / Miss Magalee Hall / Cherry Tree / My Babe (with Kim Wilson)
2003 US




SESSION WORKS / SINGLES

PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL PI 3578 FRANK FROST (feat. Big Jack Johnson on gtr) Jelly Roll King / Crawl Back1962 US
ROOSTER BLUES R56 LITTLE JENO TUCKER & THE ALL STARS (feat. Big Jack Johnson on gtr) Don't Look Now But I've Got The Blues / It Ain't No Use198? US 




SESSION WORKS / ALBUMS

PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 1975 FRANK FROST WITH THE NIGHT HAWKS: HEY BOSS MAN!  (LP)
Everything's Alright / Lucky To Be Living / Jelly Roll King / Baby You're So Kind / Gonna Make You Mine / Now Twist / Big Boss Man / Jack's Jump / So Tired Living By Myself / Now What You Gonna Do / Pocket Full Of Shells / Just Come On Home
(featuring Big Jack Johnson on gtr)
-- reissues: Charly CRM 2011, 1981 UK/P-Vine PLP-360, 1988 JPN --
1962 US
EARWIG LPS 4901 THE JELLY ROLL KINGS: ROCKIN' THE JUKE JOINT DOWN  (LP)
Slop Jar Blues / Jelly Roll Stroll / Have Mercy Baby / Sunshine Twist / Just A Dream / Burnt Biscuits / No I Didn't Know / Road Of Love / Mighty Long Time / Honeydrippin' Boogie
(featuring Big Jack Johnson on gtr)
1979 US
EARWIG LP/CD-4914/BLUE STING CD 018 FRANK FROST: MIDNIGHT PROWLER  (LP/CD)
Gonna Put Her Down / Ernest's Groove / Undertaker / Scratch My Back / Midnight Prowler / Just Like A Rabbit / Quarter To Twelve / My Back Scratcher / Cumins Prison Farm / Unseen Eye / Mean Black Spider / Who Told You / Mustang Sally / I Wanna Get Close
(featuring Big Jack Johnson on gtr)
1988 US
ROOSTER BLUES 2626 LONNIE SHIELDS: PORTRAIT  (CD)
Fistful Of Dollars / Hard Times / I Can't Let You Hurt Me / I Can Play Dirty / Eight Days A Week / Boxing Gloves / Cry, Sky / Sweet Love / Knock In Our Love / My Baby Left Me / L.S. Blues / Cheatin' Woman Is Gone
(featuring Frank Frost:keys, Big Jack Johnson:gtr, Sam Carr:dms etc.)
1992 US
EARWIG 4933 V/A: EARWIG 16TH ANNIVERSARY SAMPLER  (CD)
The Jelly Roll Kings: Jelly Roll King
1995 US
FAT POSSUM/EPITAPH 0312-2 V/A: FAT POSSUM - NOT THE SAME OLD BLUES CRAP  (CD)
The Jelly Roll Kings: Have Mercy Baby
1997 US
FAT POSSUM 0310-2 THE JELLY ROLL KINGS: OFF YONDER WALL  (CD)
Frank Frost Blues / That's Alright Mama / Look Over Yonder Wall / So Lonesome / Baby Please Don't Go / Fishin' Musician / Fat Back / Sitting On Top Of The World / Have Mercy Baby / I'm A Big Boy Now
(featuring Big Jack Johnson on gtr)
1997 US
CAPRICORN 534130 V/A: MUCHO MOJO - THE BEST OF FAT POSSUM  (CD)
The Jelly Roll Kings: Coahoma County Blues
1997 US
EARWIG 4946 V/A: EARWIG 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (CD)
The Jelly Roll Kings: Jelly Roll Stroll / Frank Frost: Gonna Put Her Down
1999 US
ORCHARD 6835/SAY MO' 007 ERNIE HAWKINS: BLUES ADVICE  (CD)
Police Dog Blues / Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues / Another Friend Like Me / What Am I To Do Blues / Will There Be Stars In My Crown / If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down That Road / Penitentiary Blues / Crow Jane / Florida Blues / Where The Mississippi Meets The Monongahela / Cold Winter Day / Call Up China / Samson And Delilah / Cocaine / Down South When You Do Anything That's Wrong
(featuring Big Jack Johnson on gtr)
2000 US
SHOUT!/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT DVD 30179-I1 V/A: DEEP BLUES - A MUSICAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE CROSSROADS  (DVD/AUDIO-CD)
The Jelly Roll Kings (Frank Frost, Sam Carr & Big Jack Johnson): Midnight Prowler (bonus audio)
2003 US
YELLOW DOG 1146 CHRIS COTTON: I WATCHED THE DEVIL DIE  (CD)
Morgan City, Mississippi / Come On / I Watched The Devil Die / Dying Crapshooter's Blues / That's It / I'm So Glad / Was It Low? / Black Night / Louis Collins / Blues For Big Bill / Bill Bailey / Goin' Back Home
(featuring Big Jack Johnson on gtr)
2005 US

Note: More LP and CD reissues of Frank Frost's Phillips International recordings can be found here.


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Gene Tomko

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