JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN





SINGLES

MARGARET 996 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN AND GUITAR (a) / JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN AND GUITAR, ROGERS TENOR SAX (b) Kitty O / Johnny's Jive 1966 US
MARGARET 997 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN & ROGERS, TENOR SAX What In The World (You Gonna Do) / Can't Be Still 1966 US
TERRELL TR 6178 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN What In The World (You Gonna Do) / Can't Be Still 1966? US
WEIS 3437 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN Bloody Tears / Just Got In Town 1968 US
T-D-S 4710 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN Bloody Tears / Just Got In Town 1968 US
T-D-S 4713 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN 29 Ways / I Need Lovin' 1968 US
T-D-S 4714 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN Father Popcorn (Just Got To Town) / (reverse by "Bo" Dud & Johnny Twist: I Am Back Home) 1968 US
JOLIET 204 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN Dream / Catfish Blues 1970 US
LOVE LRS 1055 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN Shake Your Moneymaker / Dream 1970 FIN
ACE 3028 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN I Wanna Go Home / She's Nineteen Years Old 1980 US
FULL SCOPE 8200 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN (a) / JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN ORCHESTRA (b) Chips Flying Eveywhere / Johnny's Blues 1982 US
FULL SCOPE 1001 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN Poor Man's Blues / Poor Man's Blues (instr.) 1982? US
4 BROTHERS 1882-A/1883-B JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN (a) / GEORGE ROBINSON & ORCHESTRA (b) What In The World (You Gonna Do?) / Tanglewood Blues
(Note: these are the same re-titled tracks as on Full Scope 1001)
1982 US




ALBUMS

ARHOOLIE F 1043 JOHN LITTLEJOHN & THE CHICAGO BLUES STARS  (LP)
What In The World You Goin' To Do / Treat Me Wrong / Catfish Blues / Kiddeo / Slidin' Home / Dream / Reelin' And Rockin' / Been Around The World / How Much More Long / Shake Your Moneymaker / I'm Tired (cd bonus) / Nowhere To Lay My Head (cd bonus)
(recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, IL, November 14, 1968, feat. John Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Monroe Jones Jr.:rh.gtr, Robert Pulliam:ten.sax, Willie Young:ten.sax, Alvin Nichols:bs, Booker Sidgrave:dms)
-- French edition: Arhoolie AR 19006/reissues: "Chicago Blues Stars", Arhoolie CD 1043, 1991 US/"Chicago Blues Stars", ZYX CD 1849/ZYX CD 2107, 2001 JPN/"Slidin' Home", Arhoolie CD 9019, 2001 US/"Chicago Blues Stars", Pony Canyon CD 24105, 2006 --
1969 US
ABC-BLUESWAY BLS 6069 FUNKY FROM CHICAGO  (LP)
Lost In The Jungle / I Met A Stranger / Chips Flying Everywhere / Guitar King / Keep On Runnin' / Need More Baby / 29 Ways / Came Home This Mornin' / 19 Years Old [mentioned on back cover, but not included on the album] / How Long / Worried Head
(recorded in Chicago, 1973 featuring Johnny Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Eddie Taylor:gtr, Dave Myers:bs, Fred Below:dms + Walter Horton:hca* + Marcus Johnson:pno on "Come Home This Morning"/sax on "Need More Baby")
1973 US
MCM 900.300 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN: DREAM  (LP)
Rob And Steal / Five Long Years / Reconsider Baby / Twelve Year Old Boy / Kiddeo / Dream / That's All Right / I Can't Stay Home *
(recorded in Chicago, November 8, 1976, feat. Johnny Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Larry Burton:gtr, Aron Burton:bs, Andrew McMahon:bs*, Candy Utha:dms)
-- cd reissue: Storyville STCD 8034, 1995 GER --
1976 US
BLACK & BLUE 33.526 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN: SWEET LITTLE ANGEL  (LP)
Please Love Me / Sweet Little Angel / Next Time You See Me / Burro Beat / Twenty Nine Ways / Driftin' Blues (cd bonus) / Dust My Broom / Close To You (take, 2, cd bonus) / I'm Ready (take 2, cd bonus)
(recorded at Barclay Studio, Paris, France, November 20, 1978, feat. Johnny Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Junior Pettis:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Nick Holt:bs, Fred Below:dms)
-- cd reissue: Black & Blue BB 443.2, 2001 FRA --
1978 FRA
YUPITERU YR23-4004 JOHN LITTLEJOHN AND CAREY BELL: THE BLUES SHOW! LIVE AT PIT INN  (LP)
Bloody Tears / Hoochie Coochie Man / Mama Told Me * / Sweet Home Chicago / Dream / Carey Bell's Rock / Easy To Love You * / Kiddio / Slidin' Home / Shake Your Money Maker
(recorded live in Tokyo, December 22, 1981, feat. Johnny Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Carey Bell:hca/vcl*, Larry Burton:gtr, Willie Kent:bs, Casey Jones:dms)
-- reissues: ZYX CD 2844, 2001 JPN/P-Vine PCD 25006, 2004 JPN --
1982 JPN
DOUBLE TROUBLE/ROOSTER BLUES R 2621 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN: SO-CALLED FRIENDS  (LP)
Bloody Tears * / Lottery Blues *** / So-Called Friends *** / Chips Flying Everywhere (I Can't Stay Here) *** / Two-Way Street * / Just A Little Love * / I Felt So Good *** / Seven Day Blues * / Lost In The Jungle * / Take One ** / She's Too Much *
(* = feat. Johnny Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Eddie Taylor:gtr, Lafayette Leake:pno, Jerry Wilson:ten.sax, A.C. Reed:ten.sax, Sam Burchhardt:ten.sax, Hank Ford:bar.sax, Steele 'Sonny' Seals:bar.sax, Scott Yule:sop.sax [on "Bloody Tears"], Charles Beecham:tp, Bill McFarland:tb, Aron Burton:bs, Casey Jones:dms / ** = feat. Johnny Littlejohn:gtr, Larry Burton:gtr, Allen Batts:pno, Aron Burton:bs, Sam Lay:dms / *** = feat. Johnny Littlejohn:gtr, Larry Burton:gtr, Allen Batts:pno, Abb Locke:ten.sax, Scott Yule:ten.sax [on "Lottery Blues"], Jerry Wilson:ten.sax [on "So-Called Friends", "Chips Flying Everywhere", "I Felt So Good"], Sam Burchardt:ten.sax, Hank Ford:bar.sax, Steele 'Sonny' Seals:bar.sax, Bill McFarland:tb, Aron Burton:bs, Sam Lay:dms)
1985 US
JSP 246 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN: WHEN YOUR BEST FRIENDS TURN THEIR BACK ON YOU  (CD)
The Sun Is Shining / If You Don't Want Me / 29 Ways / Drifting / Slidin' Home / Feel Like Choppin' / What In The World / I Didn't Know Baby / Johnny's Jive / Keep On Running
-- reissue: JSP 809, 1998 UK --
1993 UK
STORYVILLE STCD 8034 JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN: DREAM - RECORDED LIVE IN CHICAGO  (CD)
Rob And Steal / Five Long Years / Reconsider Baby / Twelve Years Old Boy / Kiddo / Dream / That's All Right / I Can't Stay Here / Bobby's Rock (cd bonus) / Dust My Broom (cd bonus) / Twenty-Nine Ways To My Baby's Door (cd bonus) / I Don't Know Why I Love You (cd bonus) / I Play The Blues For You (cd bonus) / Maybe I Don't Know (cd bonus)
(extended cd reissue of MCM 900.300 --
1995 GER




COMPILATIONS

CBS 66232/CBS M63930/31 V/A: STORY OF THE BLUES, VOL. TWO  (2-LP)
Been Around The World
-- reissues: Epic-Sony ECPI-9/10, 1975 JPN/CBS CBS 88630, 19?? UK --
1970 UK
RARITIES # V/A: BLUES RARITIES  (2-LP)
Bloody Tears / What In The World / 29 Ways / Kitty O
1972? UK
ROUNDER 2005 BOB RIEDY BLUES BAND: LAKE MICHIGAN AIN'T NO RIVER  (LP)
Dust My Broom / Reconsider Baby / I Don't Know Why
(recorded in Chicago, April 5, 1974, feat. Johnny Littlejohn:vcl/gtr, Bob Riedy:pno, Frank Capek:gtr, Sam Lay:dms, Chris Mason:sax, Jim Wyindra:bs, Richard Robinson:dms)
1974 US
ADVENT 2806 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES AT HOME  (LP)
Mean Old Wold / The Moon Is Rising (cd bonus) / Slidin'
(recorded in Chicago, August 21, 1970 with Jimmy Rogers:gtr)
-- reissue: Testament TCD 5028, 1995 US --
1977 US
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 0017 V/A: GUITAR STAR  (LP)
Bloody Tears
1977 UK
JSP 1004 V/A: CHICAGO JUMP  (LP)
What In The World / Can't Be Still
1979 UK
JSP 1016 V/A: THE BLUES GUITAR ALBUM  (LP)
1981 UK
ACE LP 2028 V/A: GENUINE MISSISSIPPI BLUES  (LP)
I Got My Nose Open
1981 US
CHESS-TELDEC 6.28 601 V/A: CHESS BLUES RARITIES - RARE AND UNISSUED RECORDINGS  (2-LP)
Keep On Running / She's Too Much / When I Think About My Baby / I Had A Dream
-- reissues: Chess CH2-92519, 1986/Chess-Polarvox DLP 206, 1986 FIN/Chess CDCHESS 1023, 1989 --
1981 GER
JSP 1074 HOUND DOG TAYLOR/JOHNNY LITTLEJOHN: KINGS OF THE SLIDE GUITAR  (LP)
Keep On Running / She's Too Much / When I Think About My Baby / I Had A Dream
(recorded in Chicago, February 2, 1969)
1984 UK
BLUES BALL 2003 V/A: SULTANS OF SLIDE GUITAR  (LP)
Keep On Running / She's Too Much / When I Think About My Baby / I Had A Dream
19?? US
CHICAGO SLIDE CS-005 V/A: SLIDE GUITAR CLASSICS  (LP)
Keep On Running / She's Too Much / When I Think About My Baby / I Had A Dream
19?? US
STOMPIN' ST 103 V/A: STOMPIN' VOL.3  (LP)
Bloody Tears
19?? UK
WOLF 120.859 V/A: JOHN LITTLEJOHN'S BLUES PARTY - CHICAGO BLUES SESSIONS, VOL.13  (LP/CD)
29 Ways / Bloody Tears / Dream / It's Too Much / Came Home This Morning / Keep On Running
(1989 recordings)
-- cd reissue: Wolf 120.859, 1998 AUT --
1992 AUT 
BLACK & BLUE 604 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, VOL.4 - 1977-1982  (CD)
Dust My Broom
1993 FRA
TESTAMENT 5021 V/A: BOTTLENECK BLUES  (CD)
Dust My Broom
1995 US
TESTAMENT 4001 V/A: TESTAMENT RECORDS SAMPLER  (CD)
Dust My Broom
1995 US
ARHOOLIE CD 102 V/A: ARHOOLIE PRESENTS AMERICAN MASTERS, VOL.2 - 15 DOWN HOME URBAN BLUES CLASSICS  (CD)
Been Around The World
1996 US
ARHOOLIE CD 590 V/A: LET'S HAVE A BLUES BALL!  (CD)
Dream / Shake Your Moneymaker
-- UK edition: Ace CDCHD 590, 1996 --
1996 US
JSP 4001 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES  (2-CD)
Keep On Running / You Don't Want Me
1997 UK
WOLF 120.295 V/A: THE BEST OF CHICAGO BLUES, VOL.3  (CD)
What In The World / Can't Be Still
1998 AUT
WOLF 120.103 V/A: THE BEST OF SLIDE GUITAR  (CD)
Bloody Tears
1998 AUT
MCA/CHESS CHD-9393 V/A: CHESS BLUES GUITAR - TWO DECADES OF KILLER FRETWORK 1949-1969  (2-CD)
She's Too Much
-- UK edition: Chess/Universal International 329 393-2, 1998 --
1998 US
TESTAMENT 6009 V/A: DOWN HOME SLIDE  (CD)
Slidin'
1998 US
JSP 1 V/A: NO FREE RIDES - A BUDGET BLUES SAMPLER  (CD)
You Don't Want Me
1999 UK
CASTLE PULSE 181 V/A: BORN WITH THE BLUES  (CD)
The Sun Is Shining
-- reissue: St. Clair 7160, 2001 --
1999 UK
WESTSIDE WESM 579 V/A: GENUINE MISSISSIPPI BLUES...PLUS - JOHN VINCENT PRESENTS THE ACE (MS.) BLUES MASTERS VOLUME 4  (CD)
I Got My Nose Open / I Wanna Go Home / She's 19 Years Old
1999 UK
STORYVILLE STCD 8032 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES NIGHTS, VOL.1  (CD)
So Glad You're Mine / All I Want
1999 GER
SAVAGE KICK 502 V/A: SAVAGE KICK, VOL.2  (CD)
Bloody Tears
200? UK
CRAWDAD CD-001 V/A: WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE - RAW 60'S DOWNTOWN BLUES  (CD)
Bloody Tears / Shake Your Money Maker
200? GER
STRIP ST-078 V/A: LAS VEGAS GRIND, VOL.6  (CD)
Johnny's Jive
2000
ARHOOLIE 491 V/A: ARHOOLIE 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1960-2000 - THE JOURNEY OF CHRIS STRACHWITZ  (5-CD)
Dream
2000 US
BLACK & BLUE 600 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - 1969-1986  (5-CD)
Dust My Broom
2001 FRA
ST. CLAIR 7215 V/A: MISSISSIPPI BLUES, VOL.4 - NEW ORLEANS TO CHICAGO  (CD)
The Sun Is Shining / What In The World
2001 US
FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIÉS 31 V/A: BLACK AND BLUE, VOL.2 - BLUES 1976-1988  (CD)
Burro Beat
2002 FRA
TOMATO MUSIC 3001 V/A: BLUES ROOTS  (2-CD)
Dream
2002 US
WESTSIDE WESD 240 V/A: SHUCKIN' STUFF - RARE BLUES FROM ACE RECORDS (MS)  (2-CD)
She's 19 Years Old / Hideaway
2002 UK
STOMPIN' ST 317 V/A: STOMPIN' 17  (CD)
Bloody Tears
2002 UK
PAST PERFECT 220240-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.1  (15-CD)
Bloody Tears
2002 GER
B-SHARP LP 666/8 V/A: DOWNTOWN ROCKIN' AT THE STRIPTEASE CLUB 500  (LP)
Bloody Tears / Shake Your Money Maker
2005


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Lex Jansen

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Jefferson #68 (article by Lasse Linder & Tommy Löfgren + discography by Dick Shurman & Steve Wisner)  

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