SAM MYERS





SINGLES

ACE 536 SAMMY MYERS WITH KING MOSE ROYAL ROCKERS  My Love Is Here To Stay / Sleeping In The Ground1957 US 
FURY 1035  SAM MYERS You Don't Have To Go / Sad, Sad Lonesome Day9/1960 US
ACE 3027 SAMMY MYERS You're So Fine / (reverse by King Edward: The Things I Used To Do) 1979 US
MID SOUTH NR 15681 SAM "BLUES MAN" MYLES Back In My Baby's Arms / (reverse by another artist)1984 US

According to Living Blues Magazine 2/1971 and contrary to Living Blues 3/1970 & Leadbitter-Slaven's Blues Records 1943-1966, the single "Boss Bag" / "Little John" (Soft 1003, 1966) by Sammie (Little John) Myers is by an entirely different artist. In addition, this same Sammie Myers also played the organ on the following 1966 recordings by Gene Summers: "The Clown" / "Green-Eyed Monster" (Charay 47/Mercury 72606), "The Loser" / "Look Alike Baby" (Soft 1005), "The Loser" / "Sweet Thing" (Soft 1005).

The backing track of "You Don't Have To Go" (Fury 1035) was also used for Buddy Skipper's "Baby Please" (Fury 1062).




ALBUMS

TJ RECORDS TJ-1030 SAM MYERS: DOWN HOME IN MISSISSIPPI  (LP)
What's Wrong / Bad Acting Woman / Things You Do / Homage To Elmo / Crutch And Cane / From Now On / Sad And Lonesome / Little Bit / What Have I Done / Jackson
(recorded live in Fannie, Mississippi, 1978, feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca & Tommy Lee Thompson:gtr)
1979 US
TJ RECORDS TJ-1040 SAM MYERS: MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES  (LP)
Waiting On You Mama / Sam's Boogie / Trying Hard / Sad & Lonesome / Moving To The Country / Looking For My Baby / Remembering Elmore / Snuff & More Snuff / Sleeping In The Ground / Heart Is Crying Out / Live In Jackson
(recorded in Jackson, MS, 1978, feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Jesse "Lightnin'" Russell:sl.gtr, Robert Robinson:bs & Clarence Lee:dms)
1980 US
TJ RECORDS TJ-1002 MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES BAND: IN EUROPE  (LP)
Treat Me Right * / Hell Of A Mistake / Slipin' And Slidin' / I Wonder Why * / All Alone / Strutin' / My Own Fault
(recorded live in Stockholm, Sweden feat. Eddie Lang:vcl/gtr, Lee Crisp:vcl*/hca, Vincent Blakey:rh.gtr, Jesse Alexander:bs & Richard Milton:dms)
1981 US
TJ RECORDS TJ-1050 MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES BAND: MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES BAND  (LP)
Jackson, Mississippi / Big Cat Boogie / Cold Hearted Woman / Things I Used To Do / Standing On The Highway / Funking The Blues / Little Girl Of Mine / Gonna Move / I've Got The Blues
(recorded in Mississippi, 1979, feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Robert Deance:ld.gtr, Gary Asazawa:rh.gtr, Norman Hill:bs & Richard Milton:dms)
1981 US
BLACK TOP BT-1032 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: MY LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  (LP/CD)
True Love / Suggestion Blues / Life Problem / Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Hep Cats In Big Town / What's Wrong, What's Wrong? / My Heart Cries Out For You / Poor Little Angel Child / Wee Wee Hours / Take Me Where You Go / Tomorrow Will Find Me The Same Way / My Love Is Here To Stay
(featuring Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Ron Levy:org, Matt McCabe:pno, Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:sax, Rhandy Simmons:bs & Marc Wilson:dms)
1985 US
TJ RECORDS TJ-1054 MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES BAND: CHROMATIC STYLE  (LP)
Where Is My Woman / I've Laid My Habits Down / Sad, Sad Lonesome Day / Black Beauty / Money Is My Downfall / Like The Devil / I Need Someone / The Slow One / Tell Me What You Want / My Love Is Here To Stay
1986 US
TJ RECORDS TJ-1056 SAN FRANCISCO BLUES BAND: SAN FRANCISCO BLUES BAND  (LP)
Three Days And Three Nights / Loving My Baby / Damn Money / Waiting On Me / Funky San Francisco / Try Me On More Time / Elizabeth / Big Bob's Boogie / Icelantic Woman / Strollin'
(feat. Craig Horton, Sam Myers etc.)
1986 US
TJ RECORDS TJ-1060 MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES BAND: GREATEST HITS  (LP)
Jackson, Mississippi / Standing On The Highway / The Slow One / I've Got The Blues / Black Beauty / Sleeping In The Ground / Big Cat Boogie / Where Is My Woman / Funking The Blues / My Love Is Here To Stay
(feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Craig Horton:gtr, Robert (Big Boy) Deance:gtr, Carl Green:sax, Connell Page:bs, Norman Hill:bs, Richard Milton:dms, Rubin Kerr:dms)
1986 US
BLACK TOP BT-1038 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: SINS  (LP/CD)
A Man Needs His Loving / I'll Be True / Don't Want No Leftovers / Walked All Night / My Kind Of Baby / Changing Neighborhood / I Can't Stop Loving / Chill Out / My Heart / Trying To Make You Mine / Sleeping In The Ground / Hard-Hearted Woman
(featuring Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Doug Rynack:pno, Rory MacLeod:bs & Wess Starr:dms) (UK edition: Demon FIEND 104, 1987)
1987 US
BLACK TOP BT-1049 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: RACK 'EM UP  (LP/CD)
Tell Me What Have I Done Wrong? / Since We've Been Together / Rack 'Em Up / Mama And Papa / 20 Miles / Hold That Train, Conductor / I'm Your Professor / I'll Keep On Trying / All Your Love / Are You Out There? / Lemonade / Meanstreak
(featuring Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Tater Britches:rh.gtr on "Rack 'Em Up", Ron Levy:org on "Hold That Train, Conductor" & "Meanstreak", Matt McCabe:pno, Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:sax, Grady Gaines:sax, John Selzer:tp, Mike Judge:bs & Marc Wilson:dms)
1989 US
BLACK TOP BT-1068 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO HEAR  (LP/CD)
Tell Me What I Want To Hear / Ways Of Man / I Done Quit Getting Sloppy Drunk / I Want A Wife / I'm Innocent / Shedding Tears Of Laughter / Rent Man Blues / I Need You So / Waitin' On You, Mamma / It'll Do / The Amateur (She's Gone) / Missing Person / Happy Man / Down At J.J.'s
(featuring Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Carol Fran:vcl, Mel Lovely:vcl, Clarence Holliman:gtr, Matt McCabe:pno, David Torkanowsky:org, Bruce Elsensohn:org, Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:sax, Ernest Youngblood, Jr.:sax, Keith Winkling:tp, Jim Milan:bs & Danny Cochran:dms)
1991 US
BLACK TOP BT-1077 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAMMY MYERS: THRU THE YEARS : A RETROSPECTIVE (1981-1992)  (CD)
Come On / Talk To You By Hand / Keep What I've Got / The Blues Seem To Follow Me / Tomorrow Will Find Me The Same Way / My Heart Cries Out For You / Look What You're Doing To Me / Hard Hearted Woman / I'm Your Professor / I'll Be There / A Man Needs His Loving / Changing Neighborhoods / Tell Me What Have I Done Wrong? / I Done Quit Getting Sloppy Drunk / Since We've Been Together / Make A Little Love / Tell Me What I Want To Hear / Meanstreak / Down At J.J.'s
1992 US
BLACK TOP BT-1111 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: LIVE AT THE GRAND EMPORIUM  (CD)
Sidetracked / Understand / Ways Of Man / It's You / Turning My Life Around / Piece Of Mind / Empty Arms / Wild Cherry / Tell Me What I Want To Hear / The Drifter / Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Shedding Tears Of Laughter / Trying To Make You Mine / Make A Little Love Tonight / Backstroke
(recorded live in Kansas City on July 4-5, 1994 feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Carl "Sonny" Leyland:pno, Pat Whitefield:bs & Danny Cochran:dms)
1995 US
BLACK TOP BT-1140 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & SAM MYERS: THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT  (CD)
Lookin' The World Over / Oh-Oh / The Last Time Around / Monkey Around / That's What They Want / The Dew Is Falling / Mudslide / I Don't Play / I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair / Don't Quit The One You Love For Me / I've Been Dogged By Women / The Meanest Woman / I'm Shakin'
(feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Kevin McKendree:pno/org, Riley Osborne:pno/org, Jeff Sarli:bs & Wes Starr:dms)
1997 US
ROUNDER/BULLSEYE BLUES & JAZZ 61 9573 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: CHANGE IN MY POCKET  (CD)
Change In My Pocket / Young Fashioned Ways / Little Girl / Single Again / $100 Bill / Hula Hoop / Willie Jo / Ain't That Lonely / Highway Man / What Have I Done / You Can't Be The One For Me / Things Have Changed
(recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX, August 25-30, 1998, feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, John Street:pno/Hammond B3, J.P. Whitefield:ac.bs & Danny Cochran:dms)
1999 US
ROUNDER/BULLSEYE BLUES 61 9619 ANSON FUNDERBURGH & THE ROCKETS WITH SAM MYERS: WHICH WAY IS TEXAS?  (CD)
Can We Get Together / One Woman I Need / Tryin' To Get Back On My Feet / Rambling Woman / Some Sunny Day / Going My Way? / The Last Time / Don't Turn This Child Away From Heaven / Hoodoo Party / Toss And Turn / Jungle / I Need To Know / Crutch And Cane
(feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Anson Funderburgh:gtr, Gentleman John Street:pno/org, Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:sax, John H.R. Mills:sax, Gary Slechta:tp, John Bradley:bs, Eric Mathew Przygocki:bs & Wes Starr:dms)
2003 US
ELECTRO-FI E-FI 3383 SAM MYERS: COMING FROM THE OLD SCHOOL  (CD)
I'm Tired Of Your Jive / Ninety Nine / I Got A Thing For The Voodoo Woman / Burning Fire / Waitin' On You Mama / I Got The Blues / My Daily Wish / You Don't Know What Love Is All About / Coming From The Old School / Country Boy / Money Is My Downfall / After Hours When The Joint Is Closed / Packing Up My Blues / Let You Slowly Bring Me Down
(recorded at Liquid, Toronto on January 12-14, 2004, feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Mel Brown:gtr/pno on tracks 9-10/org on track 7, Jack de Keyzer:gtr on tracks 8-10 & 14, Michael Fonfara:pno/org on tracks 3 & 6, Pat Carey:sax, Alec Fraser:bs & Jim Boudreau:dms)
2004 CAN




COMPILATIONS

SUE ILP 921 V/A: WE SING THE BLUES!  (LP)
Sammy Myers: Sleeping In The Ground
1965 UK
NEGRO ART M-12-SB-362 V/A: STORY OF THE BLUES - HARMONICA BLUES -1  (LP)
Sammy Myers: My Love [Is] Here To Stay / Sleeping In The Ground
1968? FRA 
ISLAND IWP 5 V/A: THIS IS BLUES  (LP)
Sammy Myers: Sleeping In The Ground
1969 UK
BLACK DIAMOND EP 4507 V/A: SOUTHERN HARP  (7" EP)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
1976
VIVID SOUND VS-1011 V/A: THE KINGS SING THE BLUES, VOL.2  (LP)
Sammy Myers: My Love Is Here To Stay / Sleeping In The Ground
1979 JPN
SUNDOWN CG 709-01 V/A: BLOW BY BLOW - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HARMONICA BLUES  (LP)
Sammy Myers: My Love Is Here To Stay / Sleeping In The Ground
1979 HOL
DELTA BLUES DBF 79 V/A: DELTA BLUES FESTIVAL '79  (LP)
Sam Myers: Everything's Gonna Be Alright
(recorded at The 2nd Mississippi Delta Blues Festival in Freedom Village, MS, September 8, 1979, feat. Sam Myers:vcl/hca, Honeyboy Edwards:gtr, Robert Lockwood:gtr, Sylvia Embry:bs, Woody Williams:dms; soundtrack of film 'Mississippi Delta Blues')
1980 US
MID-SOUTH NR-15901 V/A: THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES ALBUM - THE GREATEST BLUES ALBUM EVER RECORDED  (LP)
Sam "Blues Man" Meyers: Back Into My Baby's Arms
1985 US
P-VINE PLP-6101/2 V/A: BOBBY'S HARLEM ROCK, VOL.2 - N.Y. ON FIRE  (2-LP)
Sammy Myers with Elmore James: Angel Child / Little Girl / Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go / Sad, Sad Lonesome Day
-- reissue: "New York On Fire", P-Vine PCD-5461, 1998 JPN --
1986 JPN
BLACK TOP BT-1044 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES-A-RAMA, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Pawnbroker / That's Alright / Suggestion Blues / Changing Neighborhoods
(1988 live recording)
1988 US
CHARLY CRB 1208 V/A: NEW YORK BLUES, VOL.2  (LP)
Sammy Myers: Angel Child / Little Girl
1989 UK
SAVAGE KICK SK 508 V/A: SAVAGE KICK VOL.8 - BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL  (LP)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
1990 UK
BLACK TOP BT-002 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES-A-RAMA - A BUDGET SAMPLER  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: 20 Miles
1990 US
ERA/K-TEL 846 V/A: BLUES : THE NEW BREED  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Chill Out
1991
BLACK TOP BT-1066 V/A: BLUES COCKTAIL PARTY  (CD)
Snooks Eaglin with Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh: Bombastic / Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Look What You're Doing To Me / Make A Little Love
1991 US
BLACK TOP BT-1073 V/A: LIVE AT TIPITINA'S - BLACK TOP BLUES-A-RAMA, VOL.6  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: 20 Miles / Hold That Train, Conductor / Look On Yonder's Wall / One Room Country Shack / Feel So Bad / Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
1992 US
BLACK TOP BT-1078 V/A: BLACK TOP SOUL SURVEY - A BLUES SAMPLER  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Tell Me What I Want To Hear
1992 US
BLACK TOP BT-1079 V/A: BLUES GUITAR SPOTLIGHT  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Ways Of Man
1992 US
BLACK TOP BT-1083 V/A: BLUES HARMONICA SPOTLIGHT  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: My Love Is Here To Stay / Since We've Been Together
1992 US
RHINO R2-71123 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.3 - TEXAS BLUES  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Changing Neighborhoods
1992 US
CAPRICORN 8939 42009-2 V/A: THE FIRE/FURY RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
1993 US
CHARLY CD 3 V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN'T TIMES HARD  (4-CD)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
1995 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-8829 ELMORE JAMES: THE COMPLETE FIRE AND ENJOY RECORDINGS - FOR COLLECTORS ONLY  (3-CD)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
1995 US
BLACK TOP BT-1122 V/A: (BLACK TOP RECORDS PRESENTS) BLUES, MISTLETOE & SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Sam's Christmas Blues / Lonesome Christmas / Young Girls Drive Me Wild (At Christmas)
1995 US
BLACK TOP BT-1124 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES VOCAL  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Tomorrow Will Find Me The Same Way
1995 US
CELEBRATION OF BLUES 2519 V/A: A CELEBRATION OF BLUES : GREAT GUITARISTS, VOL.3  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Down At J.J.'s
1996 US
CELEBRATION OF BLUES 2521 V/A: A CELEBRATION OF BLUES : GREAT SLIDE GUITAR  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Make A Little Love Tonight
1997 US
CELEBRATION OF BLUES 2523 V/A: A CELEBRATION OF BLUES : GREAT SWING BLUES  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Meanstreak
1997 US
EASYDISC 7038 V/A: TEXAS BLUES PARTY  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: 20 Miles
1997 US
EASYDISC 7048 V/A: BLUES HARP POWER  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Rack 'Em Up
1997 US
EASYDISC 7072 V/A: BLUES GUITAR MASTERS  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Meanstreak
1998 US
CHARLY CD 220 V/A: BLUES HARP BOSSES  (CD)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
1998 UK
WESTSIDE WESM 570 V/A: TUFF ENUFF - THE ACE BLUES MASTERS, VOL.3  (CD)
Sammy Myers: Sleeping In The Ground / My Love Is Here To Stay
1998 UK
WESTSIDE WESA 812 V/A: MARK LAMARR'S ACE IS WILD  (CD)
Sammy Myers: My Love Is Here To Stay (alt. take)
1998 UK
A&M/PLATINUM 161407 V/A: JINGLE BLUES  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Sam's Christmas Blues
1998 US
ACE CDCHD 710 V/A: HARP BLUES  (CD)
Sammy Myers: Sleeping In The Ground
1999 UK
WESTSIDE 579 V/A: GENUINE MISSISSIPPI BLUES...PLUS  (CD)
Sam Myers: Gold Tail Bird / Money Is My Downfall / You're So Fine / Sad And Lonesome / Take Me Where You Go / Gold Tail Bird (take 2)
1999 UK
OFFICIAL # 5254 PAPA LIGHTFOOT & SAMMY MYERS: BLUES HARMONCA WIZARDS  (CD)
Sammy Myers: Sleeping In The Ground / My Love Is Here To Stay / You Don't Have To Go / Sad, Sad Lonesome Day / Look On Yonder Wall (with Elmore James) / Poor Little Angel Child (with Elmore James)
(Note: This cd also contains an instrumental "Rhythm With Me" [previously issued on compilation LP "Going Down To Louisiana" White Label LP 9955], which is claimed to be an unissued 1957 recording by Sammy Myers. Actually this track is an alternative take of "Steady" by Jerry McCain!)
199? DEN
RICHMOND 3008 V/A: WE GOT THE BLUES FOR YOU  (CD)
Sammy Myers: Sleeping In The Ground
2000 US
MUSIC BLITZ 30011 V/A: THE BLUES FOUNDATION PRESENTS - W.C. HANDY NOMINEES, VOL.1  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Change In My Pocket
2001 US
VARESE SARABANDE 061131 V/A: HARP & SOUL  (CD)
Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh: What's Wrong, What's Wrong?
2001 US
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)
Sammy Myers: You Don't Have To Go
2002 GER
WESTSIDE WESD 240 V/A: SHUCKIN' STUFF - RARE BLUES FROM ACE RECORDS (MS)  (2-CD)
John Littlejohn with Sammy Myers on hca: Got My Nose Open / 19 Years Old / Sammy Myers: My Love Is Here To Stay (alt.) / Sleeping In The Ground (alt.) / My Love Is Here To Stay (demo) / Sleeping In The Ground (demo)
2002 UK
ROUNDER 612171 V/A: BOX OF THE BLUES  (4-CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers: Change In My Pocket
2003 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 061273 V/A: BLUES, BOOZE, HARPS AND GUITARS  (2-CD)
Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh: What's Wrong, What's Wrong?
2003 US
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
You Don't Have To Go
2005 GER
DIALTONE 0014 V/A: TEXAS HARMONICA RUMBLE  (CD)
Brain Dead / Must Have Been The Devil
2006 US
ELECTRO-FI 3400 V/A: MAXIMUM MOJO - TEN YEARS OF THE BEST IN BLUES MUSIC FROM ELECTRO-FI RECORDS  (CD)
I'm Tired Of Your Jive
2008 CAN




SESSION WORKS / SINGLES

CHIEF 7001/VEE-JAY VJ 249 ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOM DUSTERS (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Odie Payne Jr?]) Coming Home / The Twelve Year Old Boy1957
CHIEF 7004/VEE-JAY VJ 259 ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Odie Payne Jr?]) It Hurts Me Too / Elmore's Contribution To Jazz1957
CHIEF 7020 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms on a-side [or Odie Payne Jr?]) Knocking At Your Door / Calling All Blues1960
FIRE 1011 ELMORE JAMES AND HIS BROOMDUSTERS (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Odie Payne Jr?]) Make My Dreams Come True / Bobby's Rock1960
FIRE 1016 ELMO JAMES AND HIS BROOMDUSTERS (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Odie Payne Jr?]) The Sky Is Crying / Held My Baby Last Night1960
CHESS 1756 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms on b-side [or Fred Below or Henry Harris?]) I Can't Hold Out / The Sun Is Shining5/1960
FIRE 1024 ELMORE JAMES AND HIS BROOM DUSTERS (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Belton Evans?]) Rollin And Tumblin / I'm Worried1960
FIRE 1031 ELMO JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Belton Evans?]) Done Somebody Wrong / Fine Little Mama1961
FIRE 2020/ENJOY 2015 (-64)/FIRE 5000 (-76) ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Marshall Jones?]) It Hurts Me Too / Pickin' The Blues (Manhattan Slide)1962 US
FIRE 504/BURN 504 (-6?)/ENJOY 2022 (-65) ELMORE JAMES (feat. Sam Myers:hca on a-side, dms on b-side, rec. 1961) Look On Yonder Wall / Shake Your Moneymaker1962 US
FIRE 1503 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Johnny Williams?]) Stranger Blues / Anna Lee1962 US
BELL 719 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Johnny Williams?]) Stranger Blues / Anna Lee1962 US
ENJOY 2027 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms on b-side, rec. 1962/63) Everyday I Have The Blues / Dust My Broom1965 US
FLASHBACK 15 ELMORE JAMES (a-side is possibly 11/1959 recording prob. feat. Sam Myers:dms [or Odie Payne Jr?]) The Sky Is Crying / Standing At The Crossroads1965
SPHERE SOUND 713 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms, rec. 1960) She Done Moved / Something Inside Of Me1965 US
SPHERE SOUND 708 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms, rec. 1961) I Need You (Baby) / Shake Your Moneymaker1966 US
SPHERE SOUND 712 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms, rec. 1959/60) Held My Baby Last Night / Rollin' And Tumblin'1966? US
SPHERE SOUND 713 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms, rec. 1960) She Done Moved / Something Inside Me1966? US
FIRE 5001 ELMORE JAMES (possibly feat. Sam Myers:dms, rec. 1960) Something Inside (Of Me) / Fine Little Mama1976 US
ACE 3027 JOHNNY LITTLE JOHN (feat. Sam Myers:hca/bs/dms) I Wanna Go Home / She's 19 Years Old1980 US

There is some disrepancy in written accounts concerning the Elmore James sessions that Sam Myers may had attended. Most of the songs listed above are also issued on numerous Elmore James albums like "The Sky Is Crying" (Fire LP 102, -60), "The Sky Is Crying" (Sphere Sound SSR-7002, -65), "I Need You" (Sphere Sound SSR-7008, -66), "Whose Muddy Shoes" (Chess LP 1537, -69), "Elmore James" (Bell LP 6037, -69), etc. In all probability Myers plays drums and harmonica* on recordings done at the Cosimo Recording Studios, New Orleans in Summer of 1961 although King Mose Taylor has also been credited to be a drummer of this session:
  • "Shake Your Moneymaker"  (Fire 504/Enjoy 2022/Sphere Sound 708/DJM LP DJD 28008/Charly CDCD 2007/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Capricorn CD 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
  • "Look On Yonder Wall" *  (Fire 504/Enjoy 2022/Sphere Sound LP 7008/Trip LP 8007/Up Front LP 122/Bell LP 6037/ DJM DJD 28008/Charly CDCD 2007/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Capricorn CD 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5185)
  • "Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 1)"  (Blue Horizon LP 66230/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
  • "Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 2)"  (Blue Horizon LP 66230/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
  • "Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 3)"  (Enjoy 2020/Trip LP 8007/Up Front LP 122/Mid South LP 15901/DJM LP DJD 28008/ Charly CDCD 2007/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Capricorn CD 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
  • "Sunnyland (Train)"  (Blue Horizon LP 66230/Trip LP 8007/Pickwick LP 5014/Columbia LP 30008/DJM LP DJD 28008/ Charly CDCD 2007/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Capricorn CD 9 42006-2/Collectables COL-CD-5186)
  • "Go Back Home Again"  (Charly CDCD 2007/Charly CD CPBOX 301/Capricorn CD 9 42006-2/Relic CD 7026)
  • "You Know You're Wrong (take 2)"  (Relic CD 7026/Charly CD CPBOX 301)
  • "You Know You Done Me Wrong (take 3)"  (Collectables LP 5187/Charly CDCD 2007/Charly CD CPBOX 301)

    Here's Görgen Antonsson's contribution





    SESSION WORKS / ALBUMS

    TJ RECORDS TJ-1052 COOL PAPA AND THE ALLSTAR BLUES BAND  (LP)
    Draw In Your Lips / Shady Spot By The River / Papa's Boogie / Hard Times / Woman I'm Going Crazy / End Of The Road / What Have I Done / I'm Gonna Walk On / I Had A Woman
    (feat. Haskell 'Cool Papa' Sadler:vcl/gtr, Big Bob Deance:rh.gtr, Kenney Herrera:sax, Connell Page:bs, Sam Myers:dms)
    1981 US
    BLACK TOP BT-1044 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES-A-RAMA, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
    Ron Levy with Sam Myers on hca: I'm Your Professor
    1988 US
    BLACK TOP BT-1046 SNOOKS EAGLIN: OUT OF NOWHERE  (LP/CD)
    Snooks Eaglin with Sam Myers on hca: Young Girl
    -- reissue: P-Vine PCD-3775, 2003 JPN --
    1988 US
    BLACK TOP BT-1050 JOE "GUITAR" HUGHES: IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE BLUES  (LP/CD)
    Joe Hughes with Sam Myers on hca: Running From Your Own Shadow
    1989 US
    CANNONBALL CBD 29108 HASH BROWN: HAS BROWN'S TEXAS BLUES REVUE  (CD)
    Sam Myers on vocals: My Daily Wish Is / Dog In A Man (Ways Of A Man) / Sam Myers on vocals/hca: Got You Where You Want Me / Sad And Lonesome / Sam Myers duet vocals with Zuzu Bollin: Ain't Gonna Let You In
    1999 US
    SOCAN 0401 ROBIN BANKS: HONESTLY  (CD)
    Don't Ya Love Me Like That? / I Need A Lovin' Man / None 'A Nothin' / My Kinda Lover / Thunder And Lightnin'
    (featuring Sam Myers on harmonica)
    2001 US
    TOPCAT 4022 JIM SUHLER: DIRT ROAD  (CD)
    Shake Hands With The Blues
    (featuring Sam Myers on harmonica)
    2002 US
    BLUE BELLA 1003 NICK MOSS: COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS  (CD)
    Hey Hey / She Brought Life Back To The Dead
    (featuring Sam Myers on vocals/harmonica)
    2003 US


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    Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | Sam Myers - The Blues Is My Story (Sam Myers & Jeff Horton, 2006) | Juke Blues #16 (Bobby Robinson article by John Broven)

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