WILD CHILD BUTLER





SINGLES

SHARP HV-9039  THE WILD CHILD  Down In The Chile' / Achin' All Over1964 US
JEWEL 769  WILD CHILD BUTLER  Hold Me Baby / Do Something Baby1966 US
JEWEL 780 WILD CHILD BUTLER  Open Up, Baby / Big Momma, Little Momma1967 US
JEWEL 793 WILD CHILD BUTLER  Jelly Jam / Axe And The Wind1968 US
JEWEL 798 WILD CHILD BUTLER  Put It All In There / My 40 Year Old Woman1968 US
JEWEL 825 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS  (with Wild Child Butler on hca) Found My Baby Crying / Uncle Stan The Hip Hit Record Man  1971 US 

In additon, there is also a single released as by George Butler on Million Records of Hendersonville, TN in 1972:
"She Calls Me Baby Baby (All Night Long)" / "Betty Lou" (Million MIL-9; produced by Scotty Moore). However
the artist is probably a different person.




ALBUMS

JEWEL LP 5001 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: TALKIN' SOME SENSE  (LP)
Long Way From Home / Lightnin' Strikes One More Time / Uncle Stan, The Hip Hit Record Man / You're Gonna Miss Me / The Purple Puppy / Walking Blues / Vietnam War (Pts. 1 & 2) / I'm Tired Of Trouble / Talkin' Some Sense / My Suggestion / Lonesome Lightnin'
(recorded in Houston, Tx in 1968, feat. Wild Child Butler on harmonica)
-- reissue: Paula/Flyright LP 240842, 197? US--
1968 US
MERCURY LP 61293 KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING  (LP)
Hippie's Playground / Gravy Child / Can You Use A Man / Horner's Corner / Worried All The Time / Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' / Sweet Love / It's All Over / Never Had Nothin' / The Best Of Wild Child / My Baby Done Put Me Down  (recorded on November 11, 1969 with Lafayette Leake:pno/org, Jimmy Dawkins:gtr, Mighty Joe Young:gtr, Big Mojo Elem:bs, Robert Richey:dms, Ronnie Stigger:bgo & Johnny Young:mnd)
-- reissue: Black Magic CD 9015, 1991 HOL [with bonus track "When I First Met You Baby"] --
1969 US
POLYDOR/CARNIVAL GOLD STANDARD LP 2941 066 WILD CHILD - JUKE BLUES, VOL.8  (LP)
Axe And The Wind / She Walks Like My Mary Ann / Hold Me Baby / Keep On (Doin' What You're Doin') / Put It All In There / Jelly Jam / Best Of Wild Child / Harmonica Prayer / Open Up Baby / Gravy Child / My 40 Year Old Woman / Do Something Baby / Hippy Playground / Big Momma, Little Momma
(unissued Jewel recordings 1967-68 with Willie Dixon, Lafayette Leake, Jimmy Dawkins, Cash McCall, Big Mojo Elem etc.)
1972 UK
TK/ROOTS R 1003 FUNKY BUTT LOVER  (LP)
Everybody Got A Mojo / Gravy Child / Funky Butt Lover / None Of Nothing / Built For Comfort / I Love You From Now On / My Baby Got Another Man / Rooster Blues (Rock Tonight Baby) / Love Like A Butterfly
(with Sammy Lawhorn/Joe Kelly:ld.gtr, Wild Bill Moore:rh.gtr, Lee Thomas Johnson/Aaron Burton:bs & Nathan Applewhite/Sam Lay:dms)
1976 US
CHARLY CRB 1104 OPEN UP BABY  (LP)
Open Up Baby / Big Momma, Little Momma / Axe And The Wind / Jelly Jam / Hold Me Baby / Do Something Baby / She Walks Like My Mary Ann / Put It All In There / My Forty Year Old Woman / Harmonica Prayer / Gravy Child / Best Of Wild Child / Keep On (Doin' What You're Doin') / Hippy Playground
1985 UK
ROOSTER BLUES LP 7611/MC RECORDS CD MC0036 LICKIN' GRAVY  (LP/CD)
Everybody Got A Mojo / Gravy Child / Funky Butt Lover / None Of Nothing / Built For Comfort / I Love You From Now On / Spoonful / My Baby Got Another Man / Rooster Blues (Rock Tonight Baby) / Love Like A Butterfly / Speed
(reissue of 1976 album with overdubs by Jimmy Rogers:gtr & Pinetop Perkins:pno/org made in 1986 + '86 bonus tracks "Spoonful" & "Speed")
1989/1998 US
BLUE HORIZON CDBLUH 014 THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT  (CD)
These Mean Old Blues / Give Me An Answer / Anyone Can Say They Love You / Crack House Woman / Walkin' The Little Girl Home / The Devil Make Me Do It / It's A Pity / No One Woman's Man / It's A Sin To Be A Thief / My Woman's Been Misled / (Baby) Do Your Thing
-- reissue: "These Mean Old Blues", Bullseye Blues CD BB 9518, 1993 US --
1991 UK
ROUNDER/BULLSEYE BLUES BB 9539 STRANGER  (LP/CD)
Face It Baby / Weak In The Knees / Treat Me Just Like I Treat You / Wedding Ring Blues / Rent Money Gone Again / Stranger / You Can Have It If You Want It / I'm Not Guilty / I Just Can't Please Her / High I.Q. / Roll And Squeeze
(recorded at Jigsaw Studios, Purley, Surrey, England, on December 15-17, 1993 with Pete "Guitar" Boss:gtr, Steve Harris:gtr, Matt Little:keys, Mark Brown:bs & Al Savage:dms)
1994 US
ACOUSTIC SOUNDS AAPO-004 WILD CHILD BUTLER  (LP)
Weak In The Knees / Treat Me Like I Treat You / Forty Year Old Woman / Anyone Can Say They Love You / Can You Use A Man Like Me? / My Baby Done Put Me Down
2001 US
ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS ORIGINALS APO-2015 SHO' 'NUFF  (LP/CD)
Open Up Baby / You Had Quit Me / I Got To Go (Sweet Daddy-O) / Can You Use A Man Like Me / Moaning Moaning / Slippin' In / Funky Things / Maryanne* / It's All Over / Loving* / Achin' All Over* / I Changed / Baby I Can't Exist*
(featuring Jimmy D. Lane:gtr, Jimmy Lee Robinson:ac.gtr on "You Had Quit Me", Bob Stroger:bs & Sam Lay:dms; *= on cd edition only)
2001 US

In additon, Wild Child Butler may also appear on Lightnin' Hopkins' LP 'Free Form Patterns' (International Artists IALP-6, 1968). According to album credits, the harmonica player would be Billy Bizor. However, someone named 'Wild Child Harmonica' is mentioned on "Thanks to" -section! The songs were recorded at International Artist Studios, Houston, Texas on February 1, 1968, also featuring Duke Davis (bs) & Danny Thomas (dms) of the 13th Floor Elevators.




COMPILATIONS

PYTHON PLP-KM 16 V/A: BLUES TODAY - SOUTHERN STYLE  (LP)
Something Baby / Hold Me Baby
1969? US
PYE NPL 28142 V/A: BLUES FROM THE BAYOU  (LP)
Jelly Jam
1970 UK
SEVEN SEAS/KING SR 728 V/A: BLUES FROM LOUISIANA  (LP)
Open Up Baby / Put It All In There
1972 JPN
PAULA/JEWEL LPS 5015/JCD 1015 V/A: JEWEL'S SPOTLIGHT ON BLUES, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Put It All In There
1978/1994 US
P-VINE PLP-725 V/A: HARP AND BLUES  (LP)
Axe And The Wind / Hold Me Baby / Do Something Baby / Jelly Jam / My 40 Year Old Woman / Open Up Baby / The Best Of Wild Child
1983 JPN
CHARLY CDCHARLY 26 V/A: BLUES UPSIDE YOUR HEAD  (CD)
Put It All In There
1988 UK
BULLSEYE BLUES AN 14 V/A: NEW BLUES CLASSICS  (CD)
Rent Money Gone Again
1994 US
RONN RONN-8008 V/A: CLASSIC BLUES, VOLUME 2  (CD)
Runnin' Drunk
1995 US
CHARLY CD 3 V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN'T TIMES HARD  (4-CD)
Put It All In There
1995 UK
CHARLY CD 220 V/A: BLUES HARP BOSSES  (CD)
Best Of Wild Child
1998 UK
FUEL 2000 CD 061078 V/A: AMERICAN BLUES, VOL.1  (CD)
Put It All In There
2000 UK
M.C. MC-0039 BIG JACK JOHNSON & THE OILERS: ROOTS STEW  (CD)
Big Jack Johnson & the Oilers with Wild Child Butler (hca): I Wanna Go Home
(recorded in 1999)
2000 US
FUEL 2000 CD 061138 V/A: MR. DIXON'S WORKSHOP  (CD)
Axe And The Wind
2001 US
VARÈSE SARABANDE 061131 V/A: HARP & SOUL  (CD)
Jelly Jam
2001 US
TAXIM TX 1044-2 TA V/A: BLUES FROM THE HEART OF DIXIE - A COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY BLUES SONGS FROM THE STATE OF ALABAMA, VOL.1  (CD)
Everybody Got A Mojo
2001 GER
M.C. RECORDS MC-0048 V/A: THE BEST OF M.C. RECORDS 1996-2002  (CD)
Gravy Child
2003 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 061273 V/A: BLUES, BOOZE, HARPS AND GUITARS  (2-CD)
Jelly Jam
2003 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 061319 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES MASTERS  (2-CD)
Axe And The Wind
2003 US
STOMPIN' ST 318 V/A: STOMPIN' 18  (CD)
Down In The Chilé
2003 UK
THORENS ATD 125 V/A: THORENS 125TH ANNIVERSARY  (3-LP)
You Had Quit Me
2008 SWI


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: George Butler | Elaine Butler | Alan Balfour

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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