DETROIT JUNIOR





SINGLES

BEA & BABY 111 DETROIT JUNIOR, LITTLE MAC, EDDIE BOB, WHITEHEAD Money Tree / So Unhappy (So Unkind)1960 US
CHESS 1772 DETROIT JUNIOR Too Poor / You Mean Everything To Me12/1960 US 
FOXY 002 DETROIT JUNIOR This Time Last Christmas / Christmas Day1961 US
PALOS 1205 JUNIOR & THE TROYETTES Money Is No Problem / Different Dances1962 US
C.J. 636 DETROIT JR. & THE DELRAYS Zig Zag / I'll Find Me Another Girl1964 US
C.J. 637 DETROIT JR. Can't Take It / Mother-In-Law Blues1964 US
USA 807 DETROIT JR. Talk Fast / It's Bad To Make A Woman Mad1965 US
USA 814 DETROIT JR. Call My Job / The Way I Feel1965 US
USA 843 DETROIT JR. All Through With Love / Come On In3/1966 US
TIP TOP T2015/TIP TOP 2015 DETROIT JR. Young Blood / Secret Love1967 US
BLUES ON BLUES BOP2001 DETROIT JR. Call My Job / Don't Get In My Shape
(issued with orange and light blue labels + as a white label promo)
1972 US
REECY RR-150 DETROIT JR. Had To Be A Miracle / You're Too Pretty1987 US
R&B SOUNDS 1027 DETROIT JR. Money Tree / (reverse by Lou Johnson: Do You Or Don't You) (reissue)200? US




ALBUMS

BLUES ON BLUES BOB 10006 CHICAGO URBAN BLUES  (LP)
Don't Get In My Shape / Money Crazy / Windy City Blues / Welfare Blues / Christmas Blues / Dance With Me Baby / So Unhappy / Call My Job / Alice / My Weakness
(feat. Emery H. "Detroit Junior" Williams Jr.:vcl/pno with The Chicago IL Blues Band: Mac Simmons:hca, Mighty Joe Young:gtr, Jimmy Richards::bs, Bill Warren:dms)
-- lp reissue: Antilles AN 7025, 1976 US/c-cassette reissue: Mango 7025, 1990 US --
1972 US
BLUE SUIT 105 TURN UP THE HEAT  (CD)
Turn Up The Heat / Your Family / Boogie Blues / Need More, Got To Have More / Killing Floor / Come Back To Me / Got High Again / Bad Bad Whiskey / You're Begging Too Much / Anybody Can Have The Blues / Buy Some Love / Last Call
(feat. Detroit Junior:vcl/pno, Maurice John Vaughn:gtr/bckgr.vcls, Freddie Dixon:bs, Michael McGee:dms)
1995 US
BLUE SUIT 109 TAKE OUT THE TIME  (CD)
Take Out The Time / I Got High Last Night / Chicken Shack Boogie / We're Through / Baby Workout / Trouble In Mind / What I Say / I Don't Know / Slow Dancing / Bring It On Home / Please Don't Leave Me / Blueberry Hill
(feat. Detroit Junior:vcl/pno, Kenny Pickens:bs, Michael McGee:dms + B.J. Emery:tb/bckgr.vcls)
1998 US
BLUE SUIT 118 LIVE AT THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART  (CD)
Boogie Blues / Send For Me / Key To The Highway / Medley / Strange Things Happen / What Am I Living For / One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer / Turn Up The Heat / If I Hadn't Been High / Caledonia / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Just A Matter Of Time / Everyday I Have The Blues / Honest I Do / Untitled
2003 US
DELMARK DE 777 BLUES ON THE INTERNET  (CD)
Call My Job / Hot Pants Baby / Weak Spot / Money Crazy / Less Violence, More Love / Love No One But You / Rockin' After Midnight / Somebody Better Do Something / Just You My Love / When It Comes To Your Love / Blues On The Internet / Messin' With The Kid / Which One Of Us You Want To Please / Man Around The House / Party All Night Long / Interview
(feat. Detroit Junior:vcl/pno, Jimmy Dawkins:gtr, Lurrie Bell:gtr, Maurice John Vaughn:gtr, Willie Davis:gtr, Eric Schneider:alto sax/ten.sax, Sonny Cohn:horns, Bob Stroger:bs, Kenny Smith:dms + Zora Young as an interviewer)
2004 US




COMPILATIONS

FLYRIGHT 4703 V/A: DOWN IN HOGANS ALLEY  (LP)
The Way I Feel
1973 UK
BLUE FLAME BLP-103 V/A: "COLLECTORS ALBUM" FROM THE CATALOG OF C.J. RECORDS  (LP)
Can't Take Ii / Mother-In-Law / Don't Unpack (prev. unissued 1964 recording)
1978 US
WOLF 120.287 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES LIVE  (LP)
Homesick's (= Homesick James) Blues Dusters: Got To Move (feat. Detroit Junior:pno) / Early One Morning (feat. Detroit Junior:vcl/pno) / Woman I Love (feat. Detroit Junior:pno) / The Detroit Junior's Blues Band: Things I Used To Do / Call My Job / Cool Water Blues (recorded live in Vienna, Austria in October 1978, feat. Homesick James:vcl/gtr, Detroit Junior:vcl/pno, Karl Krbavac:bs & Ted Harvey:dms)
1979 AUT
VIOLET 2301 V/A: BLUES FROM CHICAGO  (LP)
Killin' Floor / So Much Pressure / Broasting With Odie / Alice My Love (instr.) / The Right Approach
(Chicago 1979 recordings with Willie Anderson:hca, Eddie Taylor:gtr, Jimmy Lee Robinson:bs & Odie Payne:dms)
1979 US
ALLIGATOR AL 7706 V/A: LIVING CHICAGO BLUES, VOLUME 6  (LP)
If I Hadn't Been High / Some Nerve / Somebody To Shack / I Got Money
(Chicago 1980 recordings with Willie Young:ten.sax, Jimmy Jewell:ten.sax, L.C. Roby:gtr, Marilyn Love:bs & Odie Payne:dms)
-- UK edition: Sonet SNTF 842, 1980 --
1980 US
SONET 607309 V/A: LIVING CHICAGO BLUES, VOLUME 2  (3-LP)
If I Hadn't Been High / Some Nerve / Somebody To Shack / I Got Money
1980 POR
P-VINE SPECIAL PLP 9022-25 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES: A QUARTER CENTURY  (4-LP)
The Way I Feel / Call My Job
1981 JPN
P-VINE SPECIAL PLP-9027 V/A: SCREAMIN' & CRYIN' - CHICAGO URBAN BLUES NON-STOP  (LP)
Talk Fast / It's Bad To Make A Woman Mad
1982 JPN
CHARLY/CHESS GCH 8114 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES 60'S STYLE  (LP)
You Mean Everything To Me / Too Poor
1984 ITA
FLYRIGHT FLY LP 602 V/A: HARD TIMES  (LP)
It's Bad To Make A Woman Mad / Talk Fast / The Way I Feel / Call My Job
1986 UK
P-VINE PLP-6083 V/A: THE REAL CHICAGO BLUES TODAY - 60'S STYLE  (LP)
You Mean Everything To Me / Too Poor
1987 JPN
STRIKIN' IT RICH/COLUMBIA CK 46919 V/A: CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH EDDIE G.  (CD)
Christmas Day
1990 US
ALLIGATOR ALCD 105/6 V/A: THE ALLIGATOR RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
If I Hadn't Been High
-- European edition: Alligator/Indisc DICD 3684, 1991/lp reissue edition: Alligator VG 50555, 1991 GRE --
1990 US
COLUMBIA CSK 4294 V/A: 'TIS THE SAMPLER  (CD)
Christmas Day
1991 US
RHINO R2 70568 V/A: BLUE YULE  (CD)
Christmas Day
1991 US
ALLIGATOR ALCD 7704 V/A: LIVING CHICAGO BLUES, VOLUME 4  (CD)
If I Hadn't Been High / Some Nerve / Somebody To Shack / I Got Money
1991 US
MCA/CHESS CHD4-9340 V/A: CHESS BLUES  (4-CD)
Too Poor
1992 US
CHARLY CD DIG 4 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES  (4-CD)
Call My Job
1994 UK
HOUSE OF BLUES 51416 1313 2 V/A: HOUSE OF BLUES - ESSENTIAL BLUES PIANO  (2-CD)
Your Family
1997 US
BLUE SUIT BS501D V/A: BLUE SUIT RECORDS - ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (11 YEARS OF SCREWIN' AROUND)  (CD)
Chicken Shack Boogie / Take Out The Time / How Blue Can You Get?
1998 US
WOLF 120.863 CD V/A: CHICAGO BLUES LEGENDS - CHICGO BLUES SESSIONS, VOLUME 17  (CD)
Race Track / So Unhappy / You've Been Laid
(Chicago 1994 recordings with Eddie Shaw:ten.sax, Jake Dawson:gtr, Johnny B. Moore:gtr, Vance Kelly:gtr, Willie Kent:bs & Tim Taylor:dms)
1998 AUT
SOUL CITY GIT-6769 V/A: THE GIT DOWN! - RAW AND RARE FUNK JAMS! 1967-1971  (CD)
Young Blood
2002 GER
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 209 2 V/A: THE USA RECORDS BLUES STORY  (CD)
It's Bad To Make A Woman Mad / Call My Job
2002 US
THE SIRENS 5003 V/A: 8 HANDS ON 88 KEYS - CHICAGO BLUES PIANO MASTERS  (CD)
Barrelhouse Chuck & Detroit Junior: Miss Ida B. / Detroit Junior: I'm So Unhappy / Ella / Stagger Lee / Erwin Helfer & Detroit Junior: Ain't Nobody's Business
2003 US
FUNKY DELICACIES DEL LP 0074 V/A: FUNKY FUNKY SOUL FOLKS  (LP)
Young Blood
2005 US
NUMERO GROUP NUM033 V/A: LIGHT - ON THE SOUTH SIDE  (2-LP)
Young Blood
-- promo cd-r edition: Numero Group NUM033, 2009 US --
2009 US
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVCD103 V/A: ROCKIN' N' ROLLIN' WITH SANTA CLAUS  (CD)
Christmas Day
2011 UK
TRAMP TRLP-9013/TRCD-9013 V/A: SANTA'S FUNK & SOUL CHRISTMAS PARTY  (LP/CD)
Christmas Day
2011 GER
GO ENTERTAIN GO3CD7317 V/A: THE BEST OF CHESS RECORDS AND ASSOCIATED LABELS  (3-CD)
Too Poor
2013 UK
ACE CDCHD 1375 V/A: FOXY R&B - RICHARD STAMZ CHICAGO BLUES  (CD)
Christmas Day
2013 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | The Blues Discography 1971-2000 (Robert Ford & Bob McGrath, 2011)

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