MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN





SINGLES

AMY 957 MIGHTY SAM Sweet Dreams (Of You) / Good Humor Man6/1966 US 
QUALITY 1823X MIGHTY SAM Sweet Dreams (Of You) / Good Humor Man7/1966 CAN 
STATESIDE SS 534 MIGHTY SAM Sweet Dreams (Of You) / Good Humor Man8/1966 UK
AMY 963 MIGHTY SAM Fannie Mae / Badmouthin'8/1966 US
REO 8958X MIGHTY SAM Fannie Mae / Badmouthin'9/1966 CAN 
STATESIDE SS 544 MIGHTY SAM Fannie Mae / Badmouthin'10/1966 UK
AMY 973 MIGHTY SAM I'm A Man / Georgia Pines12/1966 US
AMY 984 MIGHTY SAM Talk To Me, Talk To Me / I Need A Lot Of Lovin'3/1967 US
AMY 990 MIGHTY SAM In The Same Old Way / Silent Tears6/1967 US
AMY 11,001 MIGHTY SAM When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters) / Just Like Old Times11/1967 US
STATESIDE FSS 514 (p/s) MIGHTY SAM Sweet Dreams Of You / Talk To Me, Talk To Me1967 FRA
STATESIDE SS 2076 MIGHTY SAM When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters) / Just Like Old Times  1/1968 UK
BELL/AMY 11,001X MIGHTY SAM When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters) / Just Like Old Times1968 CAN
AMY A-11,022 MIGHTY SAM Baby Come On Home / I Just Came To Get My Baby (Out Of Jail)5/1968 US
AMY A-11,044 MIGHTY SAM I (Who Have Nothing) / Papa True Love11/1968 US
SOUL CITY SC 115 MIGHTY SAM Papa True Love / I Need A Lot Of Loving1969 UK
ATLANTIC 2707 MIGHTY SAM I've Got Enough Heartaches / Love Bones1/1970 US
ATLANTIC 2711 MIGHTY SAM Your Love Is Amazing / Evil Woman6/1970 US
MALACO M-1011 MIGHTY SAM Never Too Busy / Mr. And Mrs Untrue5/1971 US
HIT & RUN 5002 MIGHTY SAM Mr. And Mrs. Untrue / Never Too Busy1972 UK
ANDEE 0015 MIGHTY SAM Sweet Dreams Of You / Good Humor Man  (reissue)19?? US
ANDEE 0016 MIGHTY SAM Fannie Mac [sic] / Badmouthin'  (reissue)19?? US
ERA BACK TO BACK HITS 78.003 MIGHTY SAM Badmouthin' / Sweet Dreams Of You  (reissue)19?? HOL
ORLEANS O.R. 42784 (p/s)  MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN   Pray / Dancin' To The Music Of Love1983 US




EP'S

AMY AMY-EP-001   MIGHTY SAM: TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME  
In The Same Old Way / I'm A Man / Talk To Me, Talk To Me / Just Like Old Times
1967 US 




ALBUMS

ORLEANS OR-5386 MIGHTY SAM: YOUR PERFECT COMPANION  (LP)
Why / Miss Bea / Your Perfect Companion / Backstreets / A Change Is Gonna Come
(tracks 1-3 recorded in 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl with [track 1:] John Cleary:pno/bench, Tommy Malone:gtr, Ivan Bodly:bs, Kerry Brown:dms, Slaves of Christ:bckgr.vcls, [track 2:] David Torkanowky:keys, Tommy Malone:gtr, Carlo Ditta:gtr, Charles Moore:bs, Cyril Neville:dms, [track 3:] A.J. Loria:pno, Tommy Malone:gtr, Ivan Bodly:bs, Kerry Brown:dms, Sam Levine:sax, Mike Haynes:tp; tracks 4-5 recorded in 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl with Rick Allen:Hammond B-3, Billy Gregory:gtr, Richard Bird:bs, Kerry Brown:dms, + Sam Levine:sax on track 5)
-- cd reissue: Orleans OR-5386, 1994 US --
1986 US
DEAD BALL/VIVID SOUND DB-2508 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN FEATURING WAYNE BENNETT: LIVE IN JAPAN  (LP)
Every Day I Have The Blues / Sweet Dreams / Talk To Me, Talk To Me / Fannie Mae / Why / Your Perfect Companion / In The Same Old Way / Pray / A Change Is Gonna Come / Whatever It Takes / Forgive And Forget / Dancin' To The Music Of Love / This Time I'm Gone For Good / I Just Came To Get My Baby (Out Of Jail) / The Blues Is Alright
(recorded live in Japan in 1986; Note: The original Japanese LP edition contains only 8 tracks)
-- US edition: Orleans LP/CD 9888, 1988 --
1988 JPN
AUDIOQUEST MUSIC AQ-LP/AQ-CD 1015 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: GIVE IT UP TO LOVE  (LP/CD)
Give It Up To Love / Too Proud / What You Want Me To Do? / Here I Go Falling In Love Again / Got To Have Your Love / Child Of The Mighty Mighty / I'm Tired Of These Blues / I Feel Good / Love Me I You Want To / Don't Turn Back Now / Lonesome Road
(recorded at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA, on November 14-15, 1992, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Bruce Katz:pno/Hammond B-3, Kevin Barry:gtr, Michael Rivard:bs, Lorne Entress:dms, Bennie Wallace:ten.sax on "Got To Have Your Love")
-- reissues: JVC ‎JVCXR-0012-2, 1997 US/Sledgehammer Blues [super audio cd] 55-AQM-1015, 2012 US/Analogue Productions [lp] APB 1015 2013 --
1993 US
ORLEANS OR-5386 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: YOUR PERFECT COMPANION  (CD)
Backstreets / Why / Miss Bea / Pray / Your Perfect Companion / A Change Is Gonna Come
(extended cd reissue of 1986 mini-LP)
1994 US
AUDIOQUEST MUSIC AQ-LP/AQ-CD 1031 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: KEEP ON MOVIN'  (LP/CD)
Can You Stand The Test Of Love / I'm So Lonley / Lord Will Make A Way / Who Made You Cry / Hold On To The Dream / Don't Worry About Me / Keep On Movin' / A Soul That's Been Abused / I'm Sorry / Let's Have Some Fun / This Is All I Have To Say
(recorded at Bearsville Studio, Woodstock, NY, on August 22 & 24, 1994, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Bruce Katz:keys, Dave Limina:keys, Kevin Barry:gtr, Paul Bryani:bs, Zac Casher:dms, The Mighty Horns: Walter Platt:trumpet and horn arrangements, Joe Casano:tp, Ole Mathisen:ten.sax, Scott Shetler:tb/bar.sax)
-- reissue: JVC JVCXR-0026-2, 1996 US --
1995 US
AUDIOQUEST MUSIC AQ-LP 1042/AQ-CD 1042 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: SLEDGEHAMMER SOUL & DOWN HOME BLUES  (CD)
Sledgehammer Soul And Down Home Blues / Where You Been So Long / Trying To Find Myself / Things Ain't What They Used to Be / When The Hurt Is Over (Maybe Love Will Follow) / Pray / They Call Me "Mighty" / Dancin' To The Music Of Love / Hey Miss Bea / If You Could See Me / Bridge Of Faith / Don't Write Me Off
(recorded at Clinton Recording Studio, NYC, NY, on April 28-29, 1996, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Bruce Katz:Hammond B-3/pno, Kevin Barry:gtr, Ted Bukowski:bs, Zac Casher:dms, The Mighty Horns: Walter Platt:trumpet and horn arrangements, Joe Casano:tp, Ted DeCola:ten.sax, Joe Golindo:tb)
1996 US
AUDIOQUEST MUSIC AQ-CD 1048 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: JOURNEY  (CD)
I'm A Man / Thank You / Change Is Gonna Come / New Man In Town / No More Tears / Mr. So And So / Time Is Running Out / I'm Yours / Other Side Of The Tracks / Prove It To Me / Hanging On The Cross / Somebody Help Me
(recorded at Bearsville Studio, Bearsville, NY, on September 26-27, 1997, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Julian Kasper:gtr, Peter Giftos:gtr, Bruce Katz:Hammond B-3/piano, Tim Ingles:bs, Zac Casher:dms, The Mighty Horns: Walter Platt:trumpet and horn arrangements, Joe Casano:tp, Ted DeCola:ten.sax, Kenny Wenzel:tb)
1998 US
CROSSCUT RECORDS 11058 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: JOY & PAIN - LIVE IN EUROPE  (CD)
Gone For Good / Sledgehammer Soul And Down Home Blues / What You Want Me To Do? / Where You Been So Long? / I'm So Lonley / Forgive And Forget / Lord Will Make A Way / Long Train Runnin' / A Soul That's Been Abused
(recorded live at Town Hall, Detmold, Germany, on October 11, 1997, except "A Soul That's Been Abused" recorded live at 'Moments', Bremen, Germany, on October 9, 1997, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Peter Giftos:gtr, George Papageorge:Hammond B-3/pno, Tim Ingles:bs, Zac Casher:dms, The Mighty Horns: Walter Platt:trumpet and horn arrangements, Paul Ahlstrand:ten.sax, Kenny Wenzel:tb)
-- reissue: Ruf CD 1069, 2001 GER --
1998 GER
TELARC CD-83487 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: BLUES FOR THE SOUL  (CD)
All We Need Is Love / Dark Side Of The Street / Love One Another / Going Back To New Orleans / No One Can Take Your Place / Jesus Got the Blues / Sweet Lady / Battlefield Of Love / Mighty's Prayer / Sing Me Some Blues / Can't Stand It / Not I
(recorded at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, NY, on September 6-7, 1999, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Kevin Belz:gtr, Bruce Katz:Hammond B-3/pno, Barry Seleen:Hammond B-3, Tim Ingles:bs, Jim Arnold:dms, The Mighty Horns: Walter Platt:trumpet and horn arrangements, Chuck Langford:ten.sax, Kenny Wenzel:tb, Joe Casano:tp)
2000 US
TELARC CD-83528 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: SWEET DREAMS  (CD)
Here I Come Again / Sweet Dreams / Standing In The Wings / Learn How To Love You Again / Fool For The Blues / Living In My Dreams / Nothing But A Feeling / Respect Yourself / This One Is For My Baby / I Love Hard / Where Would I Be / Must Be The Music / Here I Come Again (reprise)
(recorded at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, NY, on September 6-7, 1999, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Kevin Belz:gtr, Bruce Katz:pno, Barry Seleen:Hammond B-3, Tim Ingles:bs, Jim Arnold:dms, The Mighty Horns: Walter Platt:trumpet and horn arrangements, Chuck Langford:ten.sax, Roger Cagnon:tb, Joe Casano:tp)
2001 US
MIGHTY MUSIC 101 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: ONE MORE BRIDGE TO CROSS  (CD)
Why Do We Have To say Goodbye / Witness / Open Up Heaven's Door / If It Wasn't 4 Da Blues / Most Of All / Are You Ready For Love / Been There, Done That / What's Your Name / Thought I Heard Your Voice / The Other Man In The Band / Sweet Honey Bee / Don't Leave Me Behind / One More Bridge To Cross
(recorded at CedarHouse Sound and Mastering, Sutton, NH, on August 19-28, 2002, featuring Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Chris Tofield:gtr, Dave Smith:bs, Jim Arnold:dms, Barry Seelen:keys, Conchetta Prio:bckgr.vcls, The Mighty Horns: Pat Herlehy:sax, horn arrangements, Mark Paquin:trombone, sax, horn arrangements, Trent Austin:tp)
2003 US
MIGHTY MUSIC 102 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW  (CD)
Can't Stop The Funk / Lift Me Up / Never Go Away / Betcha Didn't Know / Don't Doubt My Love / What You Want Me To Do / Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Just Wanna Be / My Love Will Never Die / Free / Funky Love / Hold On To Your Dream / Be Ready
2005 US
KIRKELIG KULTURVERKSTED FXCD 351 MAHSA VAHDAT & MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: SCENT OF REUNION - LOVE DUETS ACROSS CIVILIZATIONS  (CD)
Meditating Over A Photo / Imprints / Ambassador Of Hearts / So Blue / Earth / Flowers No One Has Ever Seen / Migratory Bird / Born / My Kingdom Is You / Silent Song
(recorded at Jakob Culture Chuch, Oslo, Norway [band] and at Cedarhouse Studio, New Hampshire, USA [vocals], feat. Mahsa Vahdat:vcl, Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Knut Reiersrud:gtr/el.pno, Jarle Bernhoft:el.pno [8], Mathias Eick:bs/vibes/pno/tp, Rune Arnesen:dms + Jarle Bernhoft:gtr [3, 5, 7-10]/bckgr.vcls)
-- cd reissue: Valley Entertainment 2-VLT-15227, 2010 US --
2009 NOR 
KIRKELIG KULTURVERKSTED FXLP/FXCD 369 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN & KNUT REIERSRUD: ONE DROP IS PLENTY  (2-LP/CD)
Life / Can You Stand The Test Of Love / One Drop Is Plenty / You Don't Know Nothing About Love / Sweet Soft Kisses In The Rain / Learn How To Love You Again / Long Time Running / I Don't Feel Noways Tired / Love One Another / Proceed / Open Up Jeavens Doors
(recorded at Engfelt mobile studio at Musikkloftet, Norway, 2011, feat. Mighty Sam McClain:vcl, Knut Reiersrud:gtr/bckgr.vcls, Bjorn Holm:rh.gtr/bckgr.vcls, David Wallumrod:keys/backgr.vcls, Nikolai Haengsle Eilertsen:bass/bckgr.vcls, Andreas Bye:dms/bckgr.vcls)
-- cd reissue: Valley Entertainment 2-VLT-15233, 2011 US --
2011 NOR 
KIRKELIG KULTURVERKSTED FXCD 381 MAHSA VAHDAT & MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: A DEEPER TONE OF LONGING - LOVE DUETS ACROSS CIVILIZATIONS  (CD)
A Deeper Tone Of Longing / When You Came / Nobody / Two Jewels / Sun Of Iran / We Are Sailors / My Heart Doesn't Know Borders / Refugee Of Love / Lover's Prayer / Coat Of Dreams And Silk
-- cd reissue: Valley Entertainment 2-VLT-15237, 2012 US --
2012 NOR 
MIGHTY MUSIC 103 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: TOO MUCH JESUS (NOT ENOUGH WHISKEY)  (CD)
I Wish You Well / Missing You / Can You Feel It? / Feel So Good / Tears / Stand Up! / Real Thing / Use Me / Rock My Soul / Hey Baby / So Into You / Wake Up Call / Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) / Dance
2012 US




COLLECTIONS

SOUL CITY SCM-004   MIGHTY SAM: MIGHTY SOUL  (LP)
Papa True Love / Talk To Me, Talk To Me / I Need A Lot Of Loving / Georgia Pines / Baby Come On Home / I'm A Man / In The Same Old Way / Fannie Mae / I Who Have Nothing / Good Humor Man / When She Touches Me / I Just Came To Get My Baby (Out Of Jail) / Silent Tears / Just Like Old Times / Bad Mouthin'
1970 UK 
CHARLY CRB 1189 MIGHTY SAM: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH  (LP)
I Need A Lot Of Lovin' / In The Same Old Way / Nothing But The Truth / I Who Have Nothing / Sweet Dreams / Talk To Me, Talk To Me / Georgia Pines / Baby Come On Home / Fannie Mae / I'm A Man / When She Touches Me / I Came To Get My Baby (Out Of Jail) / Silent Tears / Just Like Old Times / Badmouthin' / Good Humor Man
-- Japanese edition: P-Vine PJ-125, 1988 --
1988 UK
AUDIOQUEST MUSIC AQ-CD 1053   MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: SOUL SURVIVOR - THE BEST OF MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN  (CD)
Too Proud / Can You Stand The Test Of Love / Who Made You Cry? / New Man In Town / What You Want Me To Do? / Where You Been So Long? / Honey Chile (prev. unissued) / Here I Go Falling In Love Again / Lord Will Make A Way / Hanging On The Cross (Between Heaven And The Blues) / I'm Gonna Love You / When The Hurt Is Over (Maybe Love Will Flow) / Give It Up To Love
1999 US
SUNDAZED CD 11083 MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: PAPA TRUE LOVE - THE AMY SESSIONS  (CD)
Fannie Mae / Baby Come On Home / Georgia Pines / In The Same Old Way / I Need A Lot Of Lovin' / I'm A Man / Nothing But The Truth / Silent Tears / Sweet Dreams (Of You) / Good Humor Man / Just Like Old Times / Talk To Me, Talk To Me / Badmouthin' /A Stranger To Me (prev. unissued) / I Who Have Nothing / Papa True Love / I Just Came To Get My Baby (Out Of Jail) / When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters)
2000 US 




COMPILATIONS

BLACK TOP BT-1075 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES PAJAMA PARTY  (CD)
Hubert Sumlin's Guitar Party feat. Mighty Sam McClain: Meet Me In The Bottom
1992 US 
ORLEANS OR 1211 V/A: MIDNIGHT AT ST. JUDE'S  (CD)
Pray / The Lord Will Make A Way
(recorded in New Orleans in May 3, 1987)
1993 US
AUDIOQUEST AQ-CD 1016  V/A: WORKS OF ART, VOL.2  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: Too Proud
1993 US
TDK CDK 0101 V/A: TDK'S ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GREAT SOUND  (CD)
Male Voice (Mighty Sam McClain): Child Of The Mighty Mighty
1995 US
AUDIOQUEST AQ-CD 1034 V/A: BLUES MASTERS  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: Too Proud / I'm So Lonely
1996 US
AUDIO MAGAZINE CD-19 (promo) V/A: AUDIO CD  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: What You Want Me To Do
(give free with the April 1996 issue of Audio Magazine)
1996 GRE
DINO MUSIC DNCD 1546 V/A: BLUES TOWN  (3-CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: I'm Tired Of These Blues
1997 HOL
EASYDISC CD 7050 V/A: BLUES MOODS  (CD)
Hubert Sumlin's Guitar Party feat. Mighty Sam McClain: Soul That's Been Abused
1997 US
TVT 4010 V/A: FELIX HERNANDEZ PRESENTS : RHYTHM REVUE  (2-CD)  
Sweet Dreams
1997 US
HIP-O CD 40125 V/A: ONE NATION UNDER BLUES : MODERN MASTERS - THE 1980'S  (CD)
Hubert Sumlin's Guitar Party feat. Mighty Sam McClain: Soul That's Been Abused
1998 US
AUDIOQUEST AQ-CD 1052 V/A: BLUES QUEST  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: Too Proud / Somebody Help Me
-- super audio cd reissue: Sledgehammer Blues 55-AQM-1052, 2012 US --
1999 US
ORLEANS CD 2311 V/A: THE ORLEANS RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: Pray
1999 US
TELARC CD-83503 V/A: TELARC'S GOT MORE BLUES - NEW BLUES FOR 2000  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: Battlefield Of Love
2000 US
BLUESTOWN BTR 1004 V/A: NOTODDEN BLUES FESTIVAL - BLUESTOWN  (CD)
Mighty Sam McClain: A New Man In Town
2001 NOR
TELARC CD-83565 V/A: FROM MATRIMONY TO ALIMONY : BLUES FOR GOOD LOVE GONE BAD  (CD)  
Mighty Sam McClain: Battlefield Of Love
2002 US
APPLESEED RECORDINGS APR CD 1103 V/A: GIVE US YOUR POOR  (CD)  
Jon Bon Jovi & Mighty Sam McClain: Show Me The Way
2007 US
LOLA'S WORLD CLS0002282 V/A: BABYLON BAR, PART 02  (2-CD)  
Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain: Mediating Over A Photo
2010 GER
KIRKELIG KULTURVERKSTED FXCD 400 V/A: 40 YEARS' CREDIBILITY  (4-CD)  
Mighty Sam McClain: A Deeper Tone Of Longing
2014 NOR




GUEST APPEARANCES

BLACK TOP BT-1036 HUBERT SUMLIN'S BLUES PARTY  (LP/CD)
Hidden Charms / A Soul That's Been Abused / Can't Call You No More / Down In The Bottom
(featuring Mighty Sam McClain, vocals)
-- reissues: Demon FIEND 94, 1989 UK/Shout Factory CD 31156, 2005 US --
1987 US 
BLACK TOP BT-1982 RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS: TEST OF TIME  (CD)
Ronnie Johnnie / I Smell Trouble / Riding In The Moonlight / Baby Doll Blues / You Give Me Nothing But The Blues / Narcolepsy / Waitin' For My Chance / Soul Searching / Backstroke / Ships Passing In The Night / I Want To Shout About It / I Wish You Could See Me Now / I Cried My Eyes Out / T-Bone Boogie / Soul That's Been Abused / One Of These Mornings / Off The Hook / Akos
(featuring Mighty Sam McClain, vocals on some tracks)
1995 US
AUDIOQUEST MUSIC AQ-CD 1047 BRUCE KATZ: MISSISSIPPI MOAN  (CD)
I'm Gonna Love You / Praise Him
(featuring Mighty Sam McClain, vocals)
1998 US
ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS ORIGINALS APO CD 2009 WEEPIN' WILLIE: AT LAST, ON TIME  (CD)
They Call Me Weepin' Willie / Glory Train / Let The Good Times Roll / Love Me If You Want To
(featuring Mighty Sam McClain, vocals, recorded at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS on December 16-17, 1998)
2000 US
SUNNYSIDE CD 3011 JEAN JACQUES MILTEAU: MEMPHIS  (CD)
The Change Has Yet To Come / At Last, On Time
(featuring Mighty Sam McClain, duet vocals)
2003 US
STONY PLAIN SPCD 1303 RONNIE EARL & DUKE ROBILLARD: THE DUKE MEETS THE EARL  (CD)
A Soul That's Been Abused
(featuring Mighty Sam McClain, vocals)
2005 CAN


                                                      

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Published sources: Blues News 3/1998 | Blues News 2/1999

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