LESTER BUTLER





SINGLES

THIS WAY UP # (promo CDS, p/s)  THE RED DEVILS: Automatic / Devil Woman  1993 UK 




ALBUMS

DEF AMERICAN 9 26795-2 THE RED DEVILS: KING KING  (CD)
Automatic / Goin' To The Church / She's Dangerous / I Wish You Would / Cross My Heart / Tail Dragger / Devil Woman / No Fightin' / Mr. Highway Man / I'm Ready / Quarter To Twelve / Better Cut That Out
(recorded live at King King, Hollywood, CA, feat. Lester Butler:vcl/hca, Paul 'The Kid' Size:gtr, Dave Lee Bartel:gtr, Johnny Ray Bartel:bs, Bill Bateman:dms + Gene Taylor:pno)
-- EU cd edition: Def American Recordings/This Way Up 514 492-2, 1992/2-lp reissue: Music On Vinyl MOVLP509, 2012 HOL [first 1000 numbered copies on red vinyl] --
1992 US
THIS WAY UP 2488 (UK)/858 017-2 (international) THE RED DEVILS: BLACKWATER ROLL  (10" LP/CD)
Blackwater Roll / Mr. Highway Man / The Backstreet Crawler / The Hook
(track 1 = studio recording, track 2 = live at King King, tracks 3-4 = live at Smokey Joe's, Greensboro, AL)
1993 UK 
# (bootleg) THE RED DEVILS: BULLET SOUND STUDIOS  (CD-R, bootleg)
She's Dynamite / Backstreet Crawler / Commit A Crime / I Wish You Would / Cross Your Heart / Automatic / The Hook
1993 HOL
STAR SPANGLED MUSIC SSM006 (bootleg) THE RED DEVILS: ALLRIGHT!  (CD)
Automatic / Going To The Church / Backstreet Crawl / The Hook / Time To Cry / She's Dangerous / Going To The Church / Who Do You Love / Cross Your Heart / Tail Dragger / Boogie Around The Clock / I Wish You Would
(tracks 1-4 from VPRO '93, tracks 5-12 from Pinkpop '93, The Netherlands)
1995
HIGHTONE HCD 8078 13 FEATURING LESTER BUTLER  (CD)
So Low Down / HNC / Sweet Tooth / Black Hearted Woman / Close To You / Smokestack Lightning / Pray For Me / So Mean To Me / Way Down South / Boogie Disease / Plague Of Madness / Down In The Alley /Baby Please Don't Go
(feat. Lester Butler:vcl/hca, Alex Shultz:gtr, Paul Bryant:gtr, Smokey Hormel:gtr, Andy Kaulkin:pno/keys, Tom Levy:bs, James Moore:bs, James Intveld:bs, Steven Hodges:dms, Johnny Morgan:dms)
-- promo reissue: When! Recordings WEN PR 013, 1999 UK [no cover]/extended reissue: Rockbeat 3001, 2011 [with new cover, plus bonus live tracks from The Tamines Festival, France 1997: I Wish You Would / Boogie Disease / So Mean To Me] --
1997 US
MOULIN BLUES OSPEL 1258 LESTER BUTLER FEATURING '13' LIVE AT MOULIN BLUES OSPEL 1998 (LESTER'S LEGENDARY LAST GIG)  (DVD)
Night / Down In New Orleans / Automatic / "Broken-Bass Boogie" / I Wish You Would / Leftovers All About My Girl / So Low Down / Anytime Baby / Pray For Me / Taildragger / Checkin' Up On My Baby / One Mo' Peep / Mr. Highway Man (live at Moulin Blues Festival, Netherlands, May 2, 1998) + extra tracks - The Red Devils (live at Moulin Blues Festival 1993): She's Dangerous / Blackwater Roll / Goin' To The Church
2008 HOL




COMPILATIONS

DEF AMERICAN RECORDINGS SAMPLER (V) (promo) V/A: THE WANNA-BE-INDIE-BUT-WE-GOT-TOO-MUCH-$ SAMPLER  (CD)
The Red Devils: Tail Dragger / Devil Woman
1992 US
DEF AMERICAN RECORDINGS # (promo) V/A: DEF AMERICAN RECORDINGS PREVIEW 1992  (CD)
The Red Devils: Louisiana Blues
1992 US
SPIN MAGAZINE SAMPLER #1 (promo) V/A: SPIN THIS  (CD)
The Red Devils: Tail Dragger
1992 US
DEF AMERICAN RECORDINGS 314 514 498-2 (promo) V/A: TIL DEF US DO PART II  (CD)
The Red Devils: Automatic
-- European promo edition: Def American Recordings 514 498-2, 1993 --
1993 US
MAGNUM 516 828-2 V/A: 25 JAAR PINKPOP  (2-CD)
The Red Devils: Automatic
-- European promo edition: Def American Recordings 514 498-2, 1993 --
1994 HOL




LESTER BUTLER'S SESSION WORKS

ALLIGATOR ALCD 4815 BILLY BOY ARNOLD: BACK WHERE I BELONG  (CD)
Shake Your Hips
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
1993 US
PRIVATE MUSIC 82123 CHRIS THOMAS: 21ST CENTURY BLUES... FROM DA 'HOOD  (CD)
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
1995 US
RABBIT RECORDS RR 004 (bootleg) MICK JAGGER & THE RED DEVILS: THE FAMOUS BLUES SESSION  (CD)
Blues With A Feeling (takes 1-2, 4-5) / I Got My Eyes On You (take 2) / Still A Fool (takes 3-4) / Chechin' Up On My Baby (take 3) / One Way Out (takes 1-2) / Talk To Me Baby (take 2) / Evil (takes 2-4) / Ain't Your Business (take 3) / Shake 'M On Down / Somebody Loves Me (take 3) / Dream Girl Blues (takes 1 & 3) / 40 Days, 40 Nights (takes 1-2)
(officially unissued 5/1992 recordings [Sound Recorders Studio , Hollywood, CA] feat. Mick Jagger:vcl, Lester Butler:hca/vcl, Dave Lee Bartel:gtr, Paul Size:gtr, Johnny Ray Bartel:bs, Bill Bateman:dms)
-- other bootleg editions: "Blues With A Feeling" Wizardo/VGP 070/"Nature Of My Game", Mecca CD-PRO 666 --
1995 US
EVIDENCE ECD 26084 KING ERNEST: KING OF HEARTS  (CD)
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
1997 US
CAPITOL 94977 PLASTILINA MOSH: AQUAMOSH  (CD)
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
1998 US
FAT POSSUM/EPITAPH 80317 R.L. BURNSIDE: COME ON IN  (LP/CD)
It's Bad You Know
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
-- cd reissue: Fat Possum/Epitaph 0317-2, 2005 US --
1998 US
EVIDENCE ECD 26097 FINIS TASBY: JUMP CHILDREN!  (CD)
Jump Children / I Missed You Bad / Ah'w Baby
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
1998 US
SOUL CITY 3009 JOHNNY RIVERS: LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS  (CD)
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
-- reissue: Collectors' Choice Music 712, 2006 US --
1998 US
EPITAPH 86497-1/EPITAPH 86497-2 RANCID: LIFE WON'T WAIT  (2-LP/CD)
Intro
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
-- European cd edition: Epitaph 6497-2, 1998/picture-lp reissue: Rancid RRP3, 2004 US --
1998 US
ACID BLUES 501 JON BROWN: 70 YEARS COMING  (CD)
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
-- reissue: Bong Load 3, 2001 US --
1999 US
# (bootleg) MICK JAGGER & THE RED DEVILS: MEAN OL' WORLD (THE REMASTERED BLUES SESSIONS)  (CD)
Intro / Mean Ol' World / You Better watch Yourself / Checking Up On My Baby / Still A Fool / Ain't Your Business / Shake 'Em On Down (End of Theoretical Side) / 40 Days, 40 Nights / Dream Girl / Evil / One Way Out / Blues With A Feeling / Talk To Me Baby / Don't Go No Further / + bonus tracks: Blues With A Feeling (take 2) / Dream Girl (take 3) / Evil (take 3) / Blues With A Feeling (take 1) / Still A Fool (take 1) / One Way Out (take 1) / 40 Days, 40 Nights (take 2) / Evil (take 1)
(officially unissued 5/1992 recordings [Sound Recorders Studio , Hollywood, CA] feat. Mick Jagger:vcl, Lester Butler:hca/vcl, Dave Lee Bartel:gtr, Paul Size:gtr, Johnny Ray Bartel:bs, Bill Bateman:dms)
2000 US
LOST HIGHWAY 000167902 JOHNNY CASH: UNEARTHED  (5-CD)
Pocahontas / Heart Of Gold / Devil's Right Hand
(previously unissued studio recordings with The Red Devils)
2003 US
RHINO/ATLANTIC R2 74640 MICK JAGGER: THE VERY BEST OF MICK JAGGER  (CD/DVD)
Checkin' Up On My Baby
(previously officially unissued 5/1992 studio recording with The Red Devils)
-- German edition: Rhino/Atlantic 8122-74640-2, 2007/US CD+bonus DVD-V edition: Rhino Entertainment Company/Atlantic R2 328636, 2007/European CD+bonus DVD-V edition: Rhino Entertainment Company 8122-79961-0, 2007 --
2007 US
FAT POSSUM FP 1110-1 T-MODEL FORD: DON'T GET OUT TALKIN' IT  (10" LP)
Talkin' It - Remix
(feat. Lester Butler:hca)
2008 US


In addition, there is also a promo tape "Louisiana Blues" from The Red Devils + a number of other un-labeled/numbered bootleg releases including material from Mountain Stage [1992], Pinkpop Festival [Holland 1993], Paradiso Amsterdam [Holland 1993], Radio3 program [interview + song samples, Holland, 1993], Waterfront Festival [1993], Borderline [London, May 4, 1993], Tower Records [London, August 12, 1993], Paul Jones BBC Session [London, August 12, 1993], Moulin Blues [Ospel, Holland 1998; 13 feat. Lester Butler], and with Mick Jagger live in USA, 1992.



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jari Reinikka

Published sources: Block #87 (1993) | Block #106 (1998)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | members.home.nl/h.heikens | www.discogs.com/artist/Red+Devils%2C+The | www.discogs.com/artist/Lester+Butler

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