SAM LAY





SINGLES

BLUE THUMB 105  SAM LAY   Maggie's Farm / I Got My Mojo Working  1969 US 




ALBUMS

BLUE THUMB BTS-14 SAM LAY: IN BLUESLAND  (LP)
Maggie's Farm / Mean Mistreater / Sam Lay & Mississippi John / Cryin' For My Baby / Sloppy Drunk / My Fault / Roll Over Beethoven / Asked Her For Water / I Got My Mojo Working
-- reissues: Blue Thumb BT 7514/Blue Thumb BT. 10.009, 1972 FRA --
1969 US
ALLIGATOR AL-4760 THE SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND: THE SIEGEL-SCHWALL REUNION CONCERT  (LP/CD)
You Don't Love Me Like That / Devil / Leavin' / Hey, Billie Jean / I Wanna Love Ya / I Think It Was The Wine / I Don't Want You To Be My Girl / When I've Been Drinkin' / Hush Hush / Got My Mojo Working
(feat. Corky Siegel:hca/pno/vcl, Jim Schwall:gtr/vcl, Sam Lay:dms/vcl, Rollo Radford:bs/vcl + Alejo Poveda:perc)
1988 US
APPALOOSA 85/APPALOOSA 6106 THE SAM LAY BLUES BAND: SHUFFLE MASTER  (CD)
Both Sides Of The Fence / Mojo Hand / Sam Lay Shuffle / Poison Ivey / I'm The One / Alabama Crawl / Don't Mess With Me Baby / Eight Feet Baby / Ride 'Em On Down / River City's Jumpin' / Red Line
(feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Billy C. Farlow:hca/vcl, Moe Denham:org/pno, Fred James:gtr, Mike Foster:bs)
1992 US
APPALOOSA 115 THE SAM LAY BLUES BAND: LIVE  (CD)
Going To New York / Bo Diddley Medley: Bo Diddley-Who Do You Love / Caress Me Baby / Shake Your Moneymaker / Hush Hush / Bobby's Rock / Joe Turner Medley: Honey Hush-Flip Flop & Fly / Correct It All / Close To You
(feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Billy C. Farlow:hca, Jay Spell:pno, Chris James:gtr, Patrick Rynn:bs)
1996 US
EVIDENCE ECD-26081 SAM LAY BLUES BAND: STONE BLUES  (CD)
29 Miles / Walkin' Thru The Park / I Got Wise / Short Haired Woman / Birmingham / Hide And Seek / Jelly, Jelly / Red White And Blues / The Shuffle Master / That's Alright Mama / Stone Blues
(1994 recordings feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Billy C. Farlow:hca, Jay Spell:pno, Phil Rugh:org, Fred James:gtr, Bob Kommersmith:bs, Mary-Ann Brandon/Clifford Curry:bckgr.vcls)
1996 US
TELARC CD-83482 SAM LAY BLUES BAND: RUSH HOUR BLUES  (CD)
Baby How Long / Second Man / I'll Be The Judge Of That / I Like Women / Blow Wind Blow / I Got Two Women / Somebody Gotta Do It / Mama And Papa Hopkins / Rush Hour Blues / I'm Gonna Shoot Her / Pure Grain Alcohol / Midnight Drag
(feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Greg "Fingers" Taylor:hca, Celia Ann Price:org/pno, Larry Burton:gtr, Fred James:gtr, Bob Kommersmith:bs)
2000 US
TKO MAGNUM MUSIC/BLUE MOON CDBM 134 SAM LAY'S ALL STARS: LIVE ON BEALE STREET  (CD)
Sam Lay Shuffle / Poison Ivy / Beale Street / Gulf Coast Blues / Medley: Rock Me Baby-I'm A King Bee / Commit A Crime / It's A Jungle Out There / Ride 'Em On Down / Shop Till She Drops
(recorded live at Blues City Café, Beale Street, Memphis, TN in October 1994, feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Billy C. Farlow:hca/vcl, Clifford Curry:vcl, Mary-Ann Brandon:gtr/vcl, Fred James:gtr, Bob Kommersmith:bs)
2000 UK
RANDOM CHOICE 8 SAM LAY: I GET EVIL  (CD)
You're So Fine / Black Night / Rock Me Baby / I Get Evil / Mean Disposition / Boogie Chillen / Fannie Mae / Still A Fool / Hands Off / Sam's Big Boy
(feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Greg "Fingers" Taylor:hca, Celia Ann Price:org/pno, Fred James:gtr, Kenny Smith:bs)
2003 US
ALLIGATOR ALCD 4906 THE SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND: FLASH FORWARD  (CD)
Afraid Of Love / Deja Vous / Going Back To Alabama / The Underqualified Blues / Krazy / Can't Stop / On The Road / Twisted / Rumors Of Long Tall Sally / Hey Leviticus / Sweet Liz / Pauline / Stormy Weather Love
(feat. Corky Siegel:hca/pno/vcl, Jim Schwall:gtr/mnd/acc/vcl, Sam Lay:dms/gtr [13]/vcl [1, 3, 9, 11, 13], Rollo Radford:bs/vcl + Marcy Levy:bckgr.vcls)
2005 US
SPV BLUE SPV 49772 CD THE SAM LAY BLUES BAND: FEELIN' GOOD  (CD)
Poison Ivy / Long Distance Call / Medley: Rock Me Baby-I'm A King Bee / Short Haired Woman / Feelin' Good / Mojo Hand / Jelly Jelly / Medley: Roll Over Beethoven-Hound Dog-Whole Lotta Shakin' / Juke / Meet Me At Midnight
(recorded live at the Boardwalk Café, 1994 feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Billy C. Farlow:hca/vcl on "Meet Me At Midnight", Chris James:ld.gtr, Patrick Rynn:bs, Fred James: rh.gtr)
2007 GER
SUPERBIRD SBIRD 0001 CD THE SAM LAY BLUES BAND: I'M THE ONE  (CD)
Ride 'Em On Down / I'm The One / Both Sides Of The Fence / Mojo Hand / Sam Lay Shuffle / Don't Mess With Me Baby / Alabama Crawl / Eight Feet Baby / Poison Ivy / Red Line (prev. unissued version) / That's All Right Mama (prev. unissued) / Shoogie Woogie (prev. unissued) / Ride 'Em On Down (prev. unissued rehearsal version) / Poison Ivy (prev. unissued alt. rehearsal version) / Sam Lay Shuffle (prev. unissued alt. rehearsal version)
2009 UK




COMPILATIONS

TESTAMENT T-2218 V/A: GOIN' TO CHICAGO  (LP)
Sam Lay Blues Band: Tell Me Mama / Walking By Myself / I Can't Be Satisfied
(recorded in Chicago in June 1966, feat. Sam Lay:vcl, Jeff Carp:hca, Boots Hamilton:pno, Paul Asbell:gtr, Chester "Gino" Skaggs:bs & Billy Davenport:dms)
196? US
RARITIES NO. 25 V/A: AT PEPPER'S LOUNGE, CHICAGO  (LP)
Sam Lay Blues Band: Boogie Chillun / She's Nineteen Years Old * / My Babe *
(recorded at L&H Lounge, Chicago in late 1967/early 1968, feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Little Walter:hca*, Louis Myers:gtr, Eddie Taylor:gtr & Earnest Johnson:bs)
19?? UK
APPALOOSA APP-6114-2/CD 95 V/A: THE APPALOOSA ALL STARS  (CD)
Sam Lay: Rock Me Baby (I'm A King Bee)
1993 US
PRIORITY 53555 V/A: SLIDE GUITAR BLUES  (CD)
Sam Lay Band: Early One Mornin'
1995 US
TELARC 83503 V/A: TELARC'S GOT MORE BLUES  (CD)
Sam Lay Blues Band: Rush Hour Blues
2000 US
TELARC 83508 V/A: BLUES FOR A ROTTEN AFTERNOON  (CD)
Sam Lay: Somebody Gotta Do It
2000 US
HIGHTONE HCD 8139 V/A: RHYTHM ROOM BLUES  (CD)
How'd You Learn To Shake It Like That? / I'm Gonna Shoot Her
(recorded live at the Rhythm Room, Phoenix, March 31, 2001 feat. Sam Lay:vcl/dms, Chris James:gtr, Johnny Rapp:gtr, Bob Corritore:hca, Tom Mahon:pno, Patrick Rynn:bs)
2001 US
TELARC 83656 V/A: FROM MATRIMONY TO ALIMONY : BLUES FOR GOOD LOVE GONE BAD  (CD)
Sam Lay: I'm Gonna Shoot Her
2002 US
TELARC 83594 V/A: BAR ROOM BLUES : A 12-TRACK PROGRAM  (CD)
Sam Lay: Pure Grain Alcohol
2004 US
OUTTA THE BOX/33RD STREET RECORDS 3016 CHICAGO BLUES REUNION: BURIED ALIVE IN THE BLUES  (CD/DVD)
Chicago Blues Reunion feat. Sam Lay: Find My Baby / Hound Dog
(recorded live in Berwyn, IL, October 2004)
-- cd editions: Uninhibited Records 1006, 2005/Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd. 0791, 2007/dvd+cd reissue: Eagle Eye Records 391399, 2007 --
2005 US
BLUE LABEL/SPV 50912 V/A: FROM NEW ORLEANS TO CHICAGO VIA MEMPHIS  (CD)
Long Distance Call
2007 GER




RECORDINGS WITH PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND

ELEKTRA EKL/EKS 7294 THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND  (LP)
Born In Chicago / Shake Your Moneymaker / Blues With A Feeling / Thank You Mr. Poobah / I Got My Mojo Working / Mellow Down Easy / Screamin' / Our Love Is Drifting / Mystery Train / Last Night / Look Over Yonders Wall
(1965 recordings featuring Paul Butterfield:vcl/hca, Mike Bloomfield:sl.gtr, Elvin Bishop:rh.gtr, Mark Naftalin:org, Sam Lay:dms & Jerome Arnold:bs; other tracks by Walter Horton)
-- reissues: Edsel ED 150, 1985 UK/Elektra-Asylum 7294-2, 1988 US/WEA 960 647-2, 1989 US/Elektra 7559-60547-2, 1999 US --
1965 US
COLUMBIA C-2389/CS-9189 BOB DYLAN: HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED  (LP)
Like A Rolling Stone / Tombstone Blues / It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry / From A Buick 6 / Ballad Of A Thin Man / Queen Jane Approximately / Highway 61 Revisited / Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues / Desolation Row
(featuring Bob Dylan:vcl/gtr/hca/keys, Michael Bloomfield:gtr, Paul Griffin:prg/pno, Frank Owens:pno, Charlie McCoy:hca/gtr, Al Kooper:gtr/org/pno, Harvey Brooks:bs, Harvey Goldstein:bs, Russ Savakus:bs, Bobby Gregg:dms & Sam Lay:dms)
-- reissues: Columbia CD CK-9189/DCC CD GZS 1021, 1992/Sundazed LP 5071, 2001/Sony International 506055, 2001/Sony 90324, 2003 --
1965 US
MERCURY SR-61060 DICK CAMPBELL: SINGS WHERE IT'S AT  (LP)
The Blues Peddlers / You've Got To Be Kidding / Sandi / The People Planners / Aphrodite's Child / Despair's Cafeteria / Approximately Four Minutes Of Feeling Sorry For Dick Campbell / Object Of Derision / Where Were You / Girls Named Misery / Ask Me If I Care / Don Juan Of The Western World
(featuring Dick Campbell:vcl, Paul Butterfield:hca, Michael Bloomfield:gtr, Mark Naftalin:org, Peter Cetera:bs & Sam Lay:dms)
1966 US
CHESS LPS-127 MUDDY WATERS: FATHERS AND SONS  (2-LP)
All Aboard / Mean Disposition / Blow Wind Blow / Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had / Walkin' Thru The Park / Forty Days And Forty Nights / Standing Around Crying / I'm Ready / Twenty-Four Hours / Sugar Sweet / Long Distance Call / Baby Please Don't Go / Honey Bee / The Same Thing / Got My Mojo Working, Pt.1 / Got My Mojo Working, Pt.2 / + cd bonus tracks: Country Boy / I Love The Life I Live (I Live The Life I Love) / Oh Yeah / I Feel So Good
(recorded in Chicago, IL on April 21-23, 1969 and live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, Chicago, IL on April 24, 1969, featuring Muddy Waters:vcl/gtr, Otis Spann:pno, Paul Butterfield:hca, Jeff Carp:hca, Michael Bloomfield:gtr, Paul Asbell:gtr, Donald "Duck" Dunn:bs, Phil Upchurch:bs, Sam Lay:dms & Buddy Myles:dms on "Got My Mojo Workin'" and cd bonus tracks)
-- reissues: Vogue LP 600134, 1987 FRA/MCA-Chess 112648, 2001 US --
1969 US
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 008 BIG WALTER HORTON/PAUL BUTTERFIELD: AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE  (LP)
Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Poor Boy / I Got My Mojo Working / Last Night / Loaded / One Room Country Shack
(recorded live in 1963 at Big John's, Chicago, featuring Paul Butterfield:vcl/hca, Sam Lay:dms/vcl on "Got My Mojo Workin'", Otis "Smokey" Smothers:gtr & Jerome Arnold:bs; other tracks by Walter Horton)
-- reissue: M.I.L. Multimedia CD 6115, 1999 --
1972 UK
RHINO/WARNER MUSIC/ELEKTRA TRADITIONS 0349-73505-2 THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: THE ORIGINAL LOST ELEKTRA SESSIONS  (CD)
Good Morning Little School Girl / Just To Be With You / Help Me / Hate To See You Go / Poor Boy / Nut Popper, No.1 / Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Lovin' Cup / Rock Me / It Hurts Me Too / Our Love Is Drifting / Take Me Back, Baby / Mellow Down Easy / Ain't No Need To Go No Further / Love Her With A Feeling / Piney Brown Blues / Spoonful / That's All Right / Goin' Down Slow
(recorded at Mastertone Studios, New York City in December 1964, featuring Paul Butterfield:vcl/hca, Michael Bloomfield:gtr/pno/org, Elvin Bishop:gtr, Mark Naftalin:org [on "Love Her With A Feeling"], Jerome Arnold:bs & Sam Lay:dms)
1995 US

In addition, Sam Lay accompanied Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters on various their Chess recordings. He's also recorded with Carey Bell, Mojo Buford, George "Wild Child" Butler, Magic Sam, and Billy C. Farlow, just to name a few.


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

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)

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