JODY WILLIAMS





SINGLES

BLUE LAKE 116 (78rpm/45rpm) LITTLE PAPA JOE Looking For My Baby / Easy Lovin'
(recorded in Chicago, December 5, 1955 feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas or Bob Guthrie:dms;
Note: This release is also available as an identical 2010 UK 45rpm repro edition)
1/1956 US
ARGO 5274 LITTLE JOE LEE   You May / Lucky Lou
(a-side recorded in Chicago, c. January 1957 feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, James Holloway:ten.sax, Lafayette Leake:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas or Bob Guthrie:dms; b-side recorded in Chicago, January 23, 1957 feat. Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Lafayette Leake:org, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas or Bob Guthrie:dms)
1957 US 
NIKE 1013 JODY WILLIAMS Lonely Without You / Moaning For Molasses
(recorded in Chicago, 1962, feat. Jody Williams:vcl [on a-side]/gtr, Earl Crossley (or Bernard Barkson?; according to Jody Williams, the tenor saxophonist on these recordings was Crossley):ten.sax, Bob Walter:bs, The Daylighters:bckgr.vcls + unk. bar.sax/pno/dms)
1963 US
JIVE J-1004 JODY WILLIAMS Lonely Without You / Time For A Change
(recorded in Chicago, 1962, feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Bernard Barkson:ten.sax, Bob Walter:bs, The Daylighters:bckgr.vcls + unk. bar.sax/pno/dms)
1963 US
SMASH 1801  JODY WILLIAMS Hideout / Moaning For Molasses 
(recorded in Chicago, 1962, feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Earl Crossley (or Bernard Barkson?; according to Jody Williams, the tenor saxophonist on these recordings was Crossley):ten.sax, Bob Walter:bs, The Daylighters:bckgr.vcls + unk. bar.sax/pno/dms)
1963 US
YULANDO R-133-8665  JODY WILLIAMS Lonely Without You / Time For A Change1966 US

Note: Sugar Boy Williams who recorded the single "Five Long Years" / "Little Girl" (Herald H-555) in New York, 1960 has sometimes been attributed to Jody Williams. The artist on this record (and also the writer of both sides) is actually Leon Williams, who is a different person despite the fact that Jody Williams' real name indeed is Joseph Leon Williams. According to The Blues Discography 1943-1970, Sugar Boy Williams recorded also another single "Little Girl Take Your Time" / "Someday Darling" (Raines 2906) in 1965. Two titles from the 1960 session, "Tryin' To Find A Woman" and an alternate take of "Five Long Years" are still unissued. Both "Five Long Years" and "Little Girl" appear on the compilation album "When Girls Do It" (Red Lightnin' RL 006) issued in 1971.



ALBUMS

EVIDENCE ECD-26120-2 RETURN OF A LEGEND  (CD)
Lucky Lou / Come Over To My House / Lifelong Lover / You May / Moanin' For Molasses / Monkey Business / I'm Coming Back In Again / She Found A Fool And Bumped His Head / Jive Spot / Brown Eyes And Big Thighs / Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am / What You Gonna Do? / Henpecked And Happy
(featuring Jody Williams:gtr/vcl/perc, Ronnie Baker Brooks:gtr, Allen Batts:org/pno, Hank Ford:ten.sax, Willie Henderson:bar.sax, Kenny Anderson:tp, Harlan Terson:bs, Kenny Smith:dms + Tinsley Ellis:gtr/vcl, Sean Costello:gtr/vcl, Rusty Zinn:gtr/vcl, Billy Boy Arnold:hca/vcl)
2002 US
EVIDENCE ECD-26130-2 YOU LEFT ME IN THE DARK  (CD)
You Left Me In The Dark / I Can't Get You Off My Mind / Don't Get Caught Sleeping In My Bed / She's Get A Spell on Me / I'll Be There / Good Things / What Kind Of Gal Is That? / Hideout / Young Men Don't Know / Someone Else / I Make Money / Looking For My Baby / Nothing Can Change This Love / I've Been Watching You
(featuring Jody Williams:gtr/vcl, Billy Flynn:gtr, Chris James:gtr, Rob Waters:pno/org, Hank Ford:ten.sax, Willie Henderson:bar.sax, Kenny Anderson:tp, Patrick Rynn:bs, Willie Hayes:dms/perc + Lonnie Brooks:gtr/vcl, Robert Lockwood Jr.:gtr/vcl)
2004 US




COMPILATIONS

ARGO LP-649 V/A: REMEMBER THE OLDIES  (LP)
Lucky Lou (alt. take)
1959 US
RARITIES # V/A: BLUES RARITIES  (2-LP)
You May
1972? UK
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 0018 EARL HOOKER AND JODY WILLIAMS: THE LEADING BRAND  (LP)
Looking For My Baby / Lonely Without You / Moaning For Molasses / Hide Out / You May / Lucky Lou
1977 UK
BLUE NIGHT BN-073-1669 V/A: CHICAGO GUITAR KILLERS  (LP)
Hooked On Love
(although credited to Earl Hooker, this is actually a prev. unissued alt. take of Jody Williams' "Lucky Lou", recorded in Chicago, January 23, 1957 feat. Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Lafayette Leake:org, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas:dms)
1979 US
RELIC LP 8025/CD 7016 V/A: COOL PLAYING BLUES  (LP/CD)
Moaning Blues (Groan My Blues Away) (take 5) * / What A Fool I've Been (I Feel So All Alone) (take 2) * / Easy Lovin' (take 6/master) / Looking For My Baby (take 4/master)
(*= prev. unissued, recorded in Chicago, December 9, 1955 feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas:dms)
1989 US
CHESS/MCA CH/CHD 9293 V/A: WRINKLES  (LP/CD)
Lucky Lou (longer alternate take with organ instead of piano)
1989 US
CHESS/MCA CH/CHD 9330 V/A: THE BLUES, VOL.6  (LP/CD)
What Kind Of Gal Is That?
(prev. unissued, recorded in Chicago, c. January 1957 feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, James Holloway:ten.sax, Lafayette Leake:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas:dms)
1991 US
RHINO R2-71122 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.2 - POST-WAR CHICAGO BLUES  (CD)
You May
1992 US
CHESS/MCA CHD 9352 V/A: CHESS RHYTHM & ROLL  (4-CD)
Lucky Lou
1994 US
CASTLE MBS 416 V/A: BLUES LEGENDS  (3-CD)
Moaning For Molasses
1994 UK
RHINO R2-72027 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.1-5  (5-CD)
You May
1995 US
CHESS/MCA CHD 9393 V/A: CHESS BLUES GUITAR - TWO DECADES OF KILLER FRETWORK, 1949-1969  (2-CD)
What Kind Of Gal Is That? / Lucky Lou
1998 US
ZOMBOCO CD 6 V/A: REAL RARE ROCKABILLY, VOL.6  (CD)
Lucky Lou
19?? US
ST. CLAIR 7147 V/A: THE CHICAGO YEARS : BLUES  (CD)
Moaning For Molasses
2001 US
ST. CLAIR 7160 V/A: BORN WITH THE BLUES  (CD)
Moaning For Molasses
2001 US




SESSION WORKS / SINGLES

CHESS 1575 (78/45rpm)  HOWLIN' WOLF  Evil Is Going On / Baby How Long
(recorded in Chicago, May 25, 1954 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Otis Spann:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Earl Phillips:dms) 
1954 US 
CHESS 1584 (78/45rpm) HOWLIN' WOLF Forty Four / I'll Be Around
(recorded in Chicago, October 1954 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Otis Spann:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
1954 US 
CHECKER 807 (78/45rpm) OTIS SPANN It Must Have Been The Devil / Five Spot
(recorded in Chicago, October 25, 1954 feat. Otis Spann:vcl/pno, B.B. King:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, George Smith:hca [on a-side], Willie Dixon:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
1954 US
BLUE LAKE 108 (78/45rpm) LOU MAC Come Back Little Daddy / Hard To Get Along With
(recorded in Chicago, c. October 1954 feat. Lou McClinton:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Bob Call:pno, etc.)
1/1955 US
CHESS 1593 (78/45rpm) HOWLIN' WOLF Who Will Be Next / I Have A Little Girl
(recorded in Chicago, March 1955 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Henry Gray:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Earl Phillips:dms) 
1955 US
CHESS 1607 (78/45rpm) HOWLIN' WOLF Come To Me Baby / Don't Mess With My Baby
(recorded in Chicago, March 1955 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Henry Gray:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Earl Phillips:dms) 
1955 US
CHECKER 822 (78/45rpm) WILLIE DIXON & THE CHICAGO BLUES ALL STARS If You're Mine / Walking The Blues
(b-side recorded in Chicago, c. July 1955, feat. Willie Dixon:vcl/bs, Jody Williams:gtr, poss. Lafayette Leake:pno, Fred Below:dms)
1955 US
CHECKER 824 (78/45rpm) SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON Don't Start Me Talkin' / All My Love In Vain
(recorded in Chicago, August 12, 1955 feat. Sonny Boy Williamson:vcl/hca, Muddy Waters:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms)
1955 US
VEE JAY VJ 146 (78/45rpm) BILLY BOY I Was Fooled / I Wish You Would
(recorded in Chicago, c. May 1955 feat. Billy Boy Arnold:vcl/hca, Jody Williams:gtr, Henry Gray:pno [on a-side], Milton Rector:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
6/1955 US 
CHECKER 832 (78/45rpm) BO DIDDLEY Diddy Wah Diddy / I'm Looking For A Woman
(recorded in Chicago, November 10, 1955 feat. Bo Diddley:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Little Willie Smith:hca [A], Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc, The Moonglows:vcl grp [A])
1955 US
VEE JAY VJ 171 (78/45rpm) BILLY BOY Don't Stay Out All Night / I Ain't Got You
(recorded in Chicago, October 1955 feat. Billy Boy Arnold:vcl/hca, Jody Williams:gtr, Henry Gray:pno, Quinn Wilson:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
2/1956 US
BLUE LAKE 117 (78/45rpm) LU MAC Albert Is His Name / I'll Never Let Him Know
(recorded in Chicago, December 9, 1955 feat. Lou Mac:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Phil Thomas:dms)
1956 US
CHECKER 842 BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love / I'm Bad
(recorded in Chicago, March 12 or May 24, 1956 feat. Bo Diddley:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Clifton James or Frank Kirkland:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
1956 US
CHECKER 857 FLOYD DIXON Alarm Clock Blues / I'm Ashamed Of Myself
(recorded in Chicago, August 15, 1956 feat. Floyd Dixon:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms + unk. saxes [on b-side])
1956 US
CHESS 1617 BOBBY CHARLES Why Did You Leave / Don't You Know I Love You
(recorded in Chicago, January 1956 feat. Bobby Charles:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Burrage:pno, Willie Dixon:bs + unk .dms)
1956 US
CHESS 1625 BILLY STEWART Billy's Blues (Part 1) / Billy's Blues (Part 2)
(recorded in Chicago, c. March-April 1956 feat. Billy Stewart:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Bo Diddley:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
1956 US
ARGO 5256 BILLY STEWART Billy's Blues (Part 1) / Billy's Blues (Part 2)
(recorded in Chicago, c. March-April 1956 feat. Billy Stewart:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Bo Diddley:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
1956 US
VEE JAY VJ 192 BILLY BOY Here's My Picture / You've Got Me Wrong
(recorded in Chicago, October 1955 feat. Billy Boy Arnold:vcl/hca, Jody Williams:gtr, Henry Gray:pno, Quinn Wilson:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
6/1956 US
CHESS 1659 JIMMY ROGERS I Can't Believe / One Kiss
(recorded in Chicago, December 1, 1956 feat. Jimmy Rogers:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Walter Horton:hca, Otis Spann:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms)
1957 US
UNITED 194 DENNIS BINDER AND HIS THIN MEN The Long Man / I'm A Lover
(recorded in Chicago, May 12, 1955 feat. Dennis Binder:vcl/pno, poss. Jody Williams:gtr [and not Vincent 'Guitar Red' Duling as elsewhere stated], Bobby Fields:ten.sax, Raymond Hill:ten.sax, Al Smith:bs, Robert Prindell:dms)
1957 US
CHECKER 876 DALE HAWKINS Baby, Baby / Mrs. Merguitory's Daughter
(recorded in Chicago, August 29, 1957 feat. Dale Hawkins:vcl/gtr + Carl Adams, Fred Carter and/or Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake or Leon Post:pno, Margaret & Rose Lewis:bckgr.vcls, etc.)
1957 US
COBRA 5010 OTIS RUSH Groaning The Blues / If You Were Mine
(recorded in Chicago, early 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1957 US
COBRA 5012 HAROLD BURRAGE Messed Up / I Don't Care Who Knows
(recorded in Chicago, 1957 feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1957 US
COBRA 5018 HAROLD BURRAGE Stop For The Red Light / Satisfied
(recorded in Chicago, 1957 feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, poss. Jody Williams:gtr [and not Otis Rush as elsewhere stated], Billy Stepney:dms)
1957 US
CHESS 1695 HOWLIN' WOLF I Didn't Know / Moanin' For My Baby
(recorded in Chicago, April 3, 1958 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl/hca, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Hosea Lee Kennard:pno, Abb Locke:ten.sax, Alfred Elkins:bs, Earl Phillips:dms) 
1958 US
COBRA 5023 OTIS RUSH WITH WILLIE DIXON ORCH. Three Times A Fool / She's A Good 'Un
(recorded in Chicago, late 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno + Jody Williams:gtr [and possibly not Reggie Boyd as elsewhere stated])
1958 US
BANDERA 2505 BOBBY DAVIS I Was Wrong / Hype You Into Sellin' (Your Head)
(a-side recorded in Chicago, 1959 feat. Bobby Davis:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Loretta Taylor:dms + unk. bs)
1959 US
BANDERA 2508 BOBBY DAVIS AND THE BIG "3" TRIO One Love Have I / She's A Problem
(a-side recorded in Chicago, 1960 feat. Bobby Davis:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Bob Walter:bs, Loretta Taylor:dms + unk. vcl group)
1960 US
CHECKER 971 SUGAR PIE DESANTO It Won't Be Long / Can't Let You Go
(a-side recorded in Chicago, December 1960, feat. Sugar Pie DeSanto:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, etc.)
1961 US
VIVID 109 BILLY BOY ARNOLD I Wish You Would / Prisoner's Plea
(a-side recorded in Chicago, c. May 1955 feat. Billy Boy Arnold:vcl/hca, Jody Williams:gtr, Henry Gray:pno, Milton Rector:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
1964 US

Note: Unlike listed in several other sources, Jody Williams is not on "Oop De Oop" / "Nothing But Love" by Earl Phillips (Vee-Jay VJ 158, issued in 1955, recorded in Chicago, May 5, 1955) or J.T. Brown's "Use That Spot" / "Going Home To My Baby" / "It's A Shame To Tell The People" / "Lonely (As A Man Can Be)" (recorded in Chicago, 1956, 1st issued on Delmark DE-714, CD 'Windy City Boogie' in 1998). The guitarist on all these sides is probably Matt Murphy.



SESSION WORKS / ALBUMS

CHECKER LP 1431 BO DIDDLEY: BO DIDDLEY  (LP)
Diddy Wah Diddy (recorded on November 10, 1955 with Jody Williams:gtr, Little Willie Smith:hca, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc, The Moonglows:vcl grp) / Who Do You Love (recorded on May 24, 1956 with Jody Williams:gtr, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
1957 US
MERCURY MG 20396/SR 60009 BUDDY MORROW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: NIGHT TRAIN  (LP)
Rib Joint
(recorded in Chicago, 1956 feat. Buddy Morrow:tb, Walt Stewart:tp, Dick Johnson:altosax, Scott LaFaro:bs + poss. Jody Williams:gtr, etc.)
1958 US
CHECKER LP 2974 BO DIDDLEY: HAVE GUITAR WILL TRAVEL  (LP)
Dancing Girl (recorded in Chicago, November 10, 1955 feat. Bo Diddley:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
-- reissued as Checker LPS-2974 in electronic stereo --
1959 US
CHECKER LP 1437 SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON: DOWN AND OUT BLUES  (LP)
Don't Start Me Talkin' / All My Love In Vain
(recorded in Chicago, August 12, 1955 feat. Sonny Boy Williamson:vcl/hca, Muddy Waters:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms)
-- reissued as Checker LPS-1437 in electronic stereo --
1960 US
CHECKER LP 2979 SUGAR PIE DESANTO: SUGAR PIE  (LP)
It Won’t Be Long
(feat. Jody Williams:gtr)
1961 US
CHECKER LP 2982 BO DIDDLEY: BO DIDDLEY'S A TWISTER  (LP)
I'm Looking For A Woman (recorded on November 10, 1955 with Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc) / Who Do You Love (recorded on May 24, 1956 with Jody Williams:gtr, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
1962 US
CHECKER LP 2989 BO DIDDLEY'S 16 ALL TIME GREATEST HITS  (LP)
I'm Looking For A Woman (recorded on November 10, 1955 with Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc) / Who Do You Love (recorded on May 24, 1956 with Jody Williams:gtr, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
-- reissued in 1965 in electronic stereo --
1963 US
ARGO LP-4042 V/A: THE BLUES, VOL.4  (LP)
Billy Stewart: Billy's Blues (Part 1)
(recorded in Chicago, c. March-April 1956 feat. Billy Stewart:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Bo Diddley:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
1965 US
CHECKER LP 3007 BO DIDDLEY: BOSS MAN  (LP)
Diddy Wah Diddy (recorded on November 10, 1955 with Jody Williams:gtr, Little Willie Smith:hca, Willie Dixon:bs, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc, The Moonglows:vcl grp) / Who Do You Love (recorded on May 24, 1956 with Jody Williams:gtr, Clifton James:dms, Jerome Green:perc)
(reissue of Checker LP 1431)
1967 US
BLUE HORIZON 7-63222 OTIS RUSH: THIS ONE'S A GOOD 'UN  (LP)
Groaning The Blues (alt. take)
(recorded in Chicago, early 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1969 UK
CHESS/PLATINUM RECORD CO. INC. CMP/CXMP 2009 BOBBY CHARLES: CHESS MASTERS  (LP)
Watch It, Sprocket / You Know I Love You / Hey, Good Looking
(recorded in Chicago, January 1956 feat. Bobby Charles:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Burrage:pno, Willie Dixon:bs + unk .dms)
-- reissue: Chess/Greenline GCH 8094, 19?? ITA --
1977 UK
P-VINE PLP-9021 IKE TURNER'S KINGS OF RHYTHM/HAROLD BURRAGE: ROCKIN' WILD  (LP)
I Love My Baby (take 1)
(prev. unissued, recorded in Chicago, 1957 feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1979 JPN
BLUE NIGHT BN-073-1667 HOWLIN' WOLF: FROM EARLY 'TIL LATE - UNISSUED & ALTERNATE RECORDINGS, 1948-1968  (LP)
Moanin' For My Baby (take 4)
(recorded in Chicago, April 3, 1958 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl/hca, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Hosea Lee Kennard:pno, Abb Locke:ten.sax, Alfred Elkins:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
1979 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 560 OTIS RUSH: GROANING THE BLUES - ORIGINAL COBRA RECORDINGS 1956-58  (LP)
Groaning The Blues (alt. take with speech)
(recorded in Chicago, early 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1980 UK
FLYRIGHT FLY 579 HAROLD BURRAGE: SHE KNOCKS ME OUT - ORIGINAL COBRA BLUES 1956-58  (LP)
I Love My Baby / I Love My Baby (prev. unissued alt. take) / Messed Up / Stop For The Red Light * / I'm Satisfied *
(recorded in Chicago, 1957 feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms + *= feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, poss. Jody Williams:gtr [and not Otis Rush as elsewhere stated], Billy Stepney:dms)
1981 UK
CHESS LP 6.24802AG WILLIE DIXON: BLUES ROOTS SERIES, VOL.12  (LP)
Firey Love
(recorded in Chicago, April 1957, feat. Willie Dixon:vcl/bs, Jody Williams:gtr + unk. ten.sax/dms/vcl group)
1982 GER
FLYRIGHT FLY 594 OTIS RUSH & BUDDY GUY: THE FINAL TAKES AND OTHERS  (LP)
Otis Rush: Groaning The Blues (take 3)
(recorded in Chicago, early 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1984 UK
P-VINE PLP-6031 HOWLIN' WOLF: WALK THAT WALK  (LP)
Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' For My Baby (takes 3-4)
(recorded in Chicago, April 3, 1958 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl/hca, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Hosea Lee Kennard:pno, Abb Locke:ten.sax, Alfred Elkins:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
1984 JPN
CHESS CH-93003 JIMMY WITHERSPOON: SPOON SO EASY (1954-1959)  (LP)
Jimmy Witherspoon: Congratulations / Ain't Nobody's Business
(recorded in Chicago, August 15, 1956 feat. Jimmy Witherspoon:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Floyd Dixon:pno, Willie Doxn:bs, Fred Below:dms + unk. saxes)
1990 US
FLYRIGHT FLYCD 18 V/A: CHICAGO BOSS GUITARS  (CD)
Otis Rush: Groaning The Blues
(recorded in Chicago, early 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1991 UK
CAPRICORN 9 42012-2 V/A: COBRA RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Otis Rush: Groaning The Blues / If You Were Mine (recorded in Chicago, early 1957 feat. Otis Rush:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms) / Harold Burrage: I Don't Care Who Knows (alt. take) (recorded in Chicago, 1957 feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
1993 US
CHESS/MCA CHD 4-9340 V/A: CHESS BLUES  (4-CD)
Floyd Dixon: Please Don't Go
(recorded in Chicago, August 15, 1956 feat. Floyd Dixon:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms + unk. saxes)
1993 US
CHESS/MCA CHD2-9349 HOWLIN' WOLF: AIN'T GONNA BE YOUR DOG  (CD)
Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' For My Baby (takes 3-4)
(recorded in Chicago, April 3, 1958 feat. Chester Burnett:vcl/hca, Hubert Sumlin:gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Hosea Lee Kennard:pno, Abb Locke:ten.sax, Alfred Elkins:bs, Earl Phillips:dms)
1994 US
CHESS/MCA CHD-9353 WILLIE DIXON: THE ORIGINAL WANG DANG DOODLE - THE CHESS RECORDINGS & MORE  (CD)
Willie Dixon: All The Time
(recorded in Chicago, April 1957, feat. Willie Dixon:vcl/bs, Jody Williams:gtr + unk. ten.sax/dms)
1995 US
TESTAMENT TCD 5018 BILLY BOY ARNOLD: GOIN' TO CHICAGO  (CD)
Left My Happy Home / Billy Boy's Jump / Cryin' And Pleadin' / Left My Happy Home (alt. take) / Baby Jane / Rock'n'Roll
(recorded in Chicago, June 1966 with Mighty Joe Young, Ted Mosley or Jody Williams:gtr, Jerome Arnold:bs, Clifton James or Reynolds Howard:dms)
1995 US
CHARLY CDRB 31 BOBBY CHARLES: LOUISIANA R&B MAN (CHARLY R&B MASTERS)  (CD)
Hey, Good Looking / Watch It, Sprocket / You Know I Love You
(recorded in Chicago, January 1956 feat. Bobby Charles:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Burrage:pno, Willie Dixon:bs + unk .dms)
1995 UK
MCA VICTOR INC. MVCM-22078 BOBBY CHARLES: CHESS MASTERS  (CD)
Watch It, Sprocket / Don't You Know I Love You / Why Did You Leave / Hey Good Lookin'
(recorded in Chicago, January 1956 feat. Bobby Charles:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Burrage:pno, Willie Dixon:bs + unk .dms)
1996 JPN
MCA VICTOR INC. MVCM-22078 JIMMY ROGERS: THE COMPLETE CHESS RECORDINGS (THE CHESS 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION)  (2-CD)
I Can't Believe / One Kiss
(recorded in Chicago, December 1, 1956 feat. Jimmy Rogers:vcl/gtr, Jody Williams:gtr, Walter Horton:hca, Otis Spann:pno, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms)
1997 US
DELMARK DE-714 J.T. BROWN: WINDY CITY BOOGIE  (CD)
Use That Spot / Going Home To My Baby / It's A Shame To Tell The People / Lonely (As A Man Can Be)
(recorded in Chicago, 1956 feat. J.T. Brown:vcl/ten.sax, Lafayette Leake:pno/org, Jody Williams:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Fred Below:dms)
1998 US
BLACK TULIP BT-2009 BOBBY CHARLES: LATER ALLIGATOR  (CD)
Don't You Know I Love You / Watch It, Sprocket / Hey Good Looking / Why Did You Leave
(recorded in Chicago, January 1956 feat. Bobby Charles:vcl, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Burrage:pno, Willie Dixon:bs + unk .dms)
200?
WESTSIDE WESM 634 HAROLD BURRAGE: MESSED UP! - THE COBRA RECORDINGS 1956-58  (CD)
Messed Up / I Don't Care Who Knows (master) / I Don't Care Who Knows (alt. take 1) / I Don't Care Who Knows (alt. take 2)
(recorded in Chicago, 1957 feat. Harold Burrage:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Harold Ashby:ten.sax, Willie Dixon:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
2001 UK
ACE CDCHD 808 V/A: BANDERA BLUES AND GOSPEL  (CD)
Bobby Davis: One Love Have I (alt. take) * / I Was Wrong **
(*= recorded in Chicago, 1960 feat. Bobby Davis:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Bob Walter:bs, Loretta Taylor:dms + unk. vcl group, **= recorded in Chicago, 1959 feat. Bobby Davis:vcl/pno, Jody Williams:gtr, Loretta Taylor:dms + unk. bs)
2001 UK
DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS DGPCD 116 THE MANNISH BOYS: BIG PLANS  (CD)
Groan My Blues Away / Young & Tender
(recorded in 2006 feat. Jody Williams:vcl/gtr, Rick Holmstrom:rh.gtr + scream on "Groan My Blues Away", Rob Rio:pno, David "Woody" Woodford:ten.sax, Larry Taylor:upright bs, Richard Innes:dms)
2007 US

Note: The list above omits a number of 1990's-2000's albums containing widely reissued tracks by Chess artists such as Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson.


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Dick Shurman | Jody Williams | Jennings Falcon

Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Charly CD Red Box 8 (sleeve liner notes) 

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.ebay.com | hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/parrot.html | www.bsnpubs.com/chess/checker.html | www.bsnpubs.com/chess/chess1425.html | www.wirz.de/music/flyrifrm.htm | www.pcuf.fi/~tapiov/discographies/dalehawkins.htm | www.bsnpubs.com/chess/argo600.html

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