New Album Release, May 2017
The all-star album—produced by three-time Grammy nominee Larry Skoller in partnership with the Chicago Blues Experience and inspired by the Chicago residency of the Rolling Stones’ 54-year-spanning, world-touring exhibit Exhibitionism—plays like a swaggering answer to the Stones’ Blue and Lonesome, but in fact was conceived prior to the Rolling Stones release. John Primer joins a host of legends with two songs on the album, singing and playing both the number one track, "Let It Bleed" and the number six track "Angie".
1. LET IT BLEED, JOHN PRIMER, 2. PLAY WITH FIRE, BILLY BOY ARNOLD 3. DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (HEARTBREAKER), BUDDY GUY WITH MICK JAGGER 4. (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS 5. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, BILLY BRANCH 6. ANGIE, JOHN PRIMER 7. GIMME SHELTER, LEANNE FAINE 8. BEAST OF BURDEN, JIMMY BURNS 9. MISS YOU, MIKE AVERY 10. I GO WILD, OMAR COLEMAN 11. OUT OF CONTROL, CARLOS JOHNSON 12. DEAD FLOWERS, JIMMY BURNS
APRIL 21, 2017
John Primer and Bob Corritore join forces once again to present their deep Chicago blues roots. Their 2013 album "Knocking' Around These Blues" garnered awards and nominations, international critical praise, and a number one spot of the living blues radio charts. Now they are back again with a delta groove follow-up that undeniably demonstrates the pure power and intuitive cohesiveness of their collaboration. Primer and Corritore lead their seasoned session partners through a hard-hitting program of stompin' shuffles, rowdy dance floor packers, and treacherous slow blues. There is no messing around here. This is a concentrated dose of straight-ahead Chicago blues by two modern masters! - Drew Verbis, Blues America Radio
JOHN PRIMER & THE REAL DEAL BLUE BAND, THAT WILL NEVER DO
2016, Wolf Records
Produced by Hannes Folterbauer and recorded live while on tour in Vienna, Austria.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer – guitar and lead vocals, Bill Lupkin – Harmonica, Melvin Smith – bass and Lenny Media – drums.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) That Will Never Do 2) Mannish Boy 3) Hold Me In Your Arms 4) Forty Days & Fory Nights 5) You Gonna Wreck My Life 6) Cross My Heart 7) Sittin’ Here Waitin’ 8) Confessin’ The Blues 9) It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie 10) Hungry Country Girl 11) Down In The Bottom 12) Take The Bitter With The Sweet 13) The Time Has Come
CLASSIC CHICAGO BLUES, LIVE & UNRELEASED
2016, Wolf Records
Lead vocalist Bonnie Lee was born in Bunkie, Louisiana, in 1931 and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Her biggest claim to fame was touring with the Famous Georgia Minstrels Show, which she joined in 1950. Bassist Nick Holt was the younger brother of Morris Holt, who was more commonly known as Magic Slim. He got his first bass-playing experience in Robert Perkins’ ensemble, Mr. Pitiful and the Teardrops, along with his equally-talented sibling. Drummer Earl Howell, a Chicago native, has played with Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, A.C. Reed, Louis Meyers and Son Seals. Guest stars include guitarist John Primer on all tracks but three, with Michael Dotson on songs two and ten, and Jake Dawson on song number thirteen.
SONGS: 1) I'M GOOD, 2) YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF, 3) TRYIN' TO MAKE A LIVIN', 4) AS THE YEARS GO PASSING BY, 5) WEE BABY BLUES, 6) ROCK ME BABY, 7) COME ON BABY, HELP ME TO SPEND THIS GOLD, 8) THE TOWN I LIVE IN, 9) BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO, 10) STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN, 11) IF IT'S TOO LATE, 12) I CRIED LIKE A BABY, 13) BABY DON'T SAY THAT NO MORE
BIG GOLDEN WHEELER - TURN MY LIFE AROUND
2016, Wolf Records
Slide guitar playing with a bottleneck started at the same time as when the first Blues song was recorded! Son House, Kokomo Arnold, Furry Lewis - all played slide guitar! In the 50´s the slide-playing came to Chicago... Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Hound Dog were the greatest names - but there are many others - even today! John Primer, Lil´Ed Williams are now the best who still play this style! This CD is a must for all "slide"-fans!!Eight of the songs were written by Golden Wheeler himself. There are also two tracks from a session in 1989 with the Wolf All Star Blues Band featuring Luther Adams, John Primer, Willie Kent and Timothy Taylor. This is Chicago blues at its finest and dirtiest at times. This has all the hallmarks of someone who has been there done that and what a legacy. “Good Lover” keeps a slow groove going, introducing John Primer on lead guitar . There is a real organic sound to the production and recording, nothing fancy, just really pure and perfect.
MUDDY WATERS 100 – The Official Tribute Album *GRAMMY NOMINATED
2015, Raisin' Music Records
Produced by Larry Skoller. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Blaise Barton at JoyRide Studio's, Chicago, IL. Muddy Waters 100 is an official tribute to Muddy Waters. LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer - guitar and vocals, Billy Flynn - guitar & mandolin, Matthew Skoller - harmonica, Tim Gant - clavichord, Felton Crews - bass, Khari Parker - drums, Kenny Smith - drums & percussion, Leanne Faine - background vocals , James Teague - background vocals, Vincent Bucher - harmonica & background vocals, Johnny Iguana - keyboards, Keith Henderson - guitar, Blaise Barton - guiro, shaker, synth bass, Farfisa, piano, spoons, tambourine & drum looping, Steve Gibons - fiddle and Tim Gant - keyboard, SPECIAL GUESTS: Billy Branch - harmonica, Dereck Trucks - guitar, Gary Clark Jr. - guitar, Shemekia Copeland - vocals, James Cotton - harmonica, Bob Margolin - guitar, Keb’ Mo’ - guitar, and Johnny Winter - guitar
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Got My Mojo Working 2) Still A Fool 3) I Be's Troubled 4) I’m Ready 5) Mannish Boy 6) Rosalie 7) Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You 8) Good News 9) Trouble No More 10) She Moves Me 11) Can’t Get No Grindin’ 12) 40 Days and 40 Nights 13) Last Time I fool Around With You 14) I Feel So Good 15) Feel Like Going Home
November 17, 2015, Delmark Records
Only his rarest recordings have ever been issued, but Delmark Records has finally seen fit to issue a full-length CD, with studio tracks and five live performances, all from the early to mid-'80s. Help from premier bluesmen like guitarists Louis Myers and John Primer, bassist Dave Myers, and keyboardist Big Moose Walker push the music onward. When it was originally released, it represented a great set of tough Chicago blues, Muddy Waters style. Delmark has now re-issued these sides on CD, augmented by five live cuts from '84. LIST OF MUSICIANS: WILLIE BUCK - voc, LITTLE MAC SIMMONS -hca, DIMESTORE FRED - hca, LOUIS MYERS - gtr, JOHN PRIMER -gtr, DAVE MYERS - bass, JERRY PORTER - drums (JODIE NORTH -drums on live tracks.). LIST OF SONGS: 1: She's All Right 2: How Can I Be Nice To You 3: I Live The Life I Love 4: I've Got A Right To Love My Baby 5: Champagne And Reefer 6: There's A Time 7: Everything's Gonna Be Alright 8: Sweet Sixteen 9: Found My Baby Gone 10: Nineteen Year Old 11: I Want You To Love Me 12: Got My Mojo Working 13: Sugar Sweet 14: Don't Go No Further 15: Checkin' Up On My Baby 16: Just To Be With You 17: Blues Had A Baby
2014, Raisin Music
Recorded Live on November 20 and 21, 2010 by Christian Roux at the Aulnay All Blues Festival,at the Théatre Jacques Prévert, Aulnay sous Bois, France. Mixed and Mastered at Joyride Studios by Blaise Barton. Produced by Larry Skoller. LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Felton Crews, Drums – Kenny "beedy Eyes" Smith, Guitar – Billy Flynn, Harmonica – Matthew Skoller, Keyboards – Johnny Iguana, Vocals, Guitar – Carlos Johnson, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Vocals, Harmonica – Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch
LIST OF SONGS: 1) She's Love Crazy 2) I Wish You Would 3) They Call Me John Primer 4) Sugar Sweet 5) Hoodoo Man Blues 6) One More Mile 7) Hate To See You Go 8) My Love Will Never Die 9) I Believe 10) She Smells Like Gin 110 The Healer
MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS - PURE MAGIC
2014, Wolf Records
Magic Slim died on the 21st of February 2013 but his spirit is still there! Slim got a lot of Awards during his lifetime his last award he got 2013 for the best Blues Traditional Blues Male Artist. On this CD you can listen to great life recordings never on CD before which will show you what great Blues Artist we lost. Also he was accompanied by his legendary band, the Teardrops: Mostly on the songs John Primer, Nick Holt (Slims brother) and Earl Howell. Liner notes written by Bob Corritore.
2013, Wolf Records
Produced by Hannes Folterbauer and recorded live by Alex Munkas in the early 1990’s in Vienna, Austria. Hannes found these songs working on a tribute CD for Magic Slim. These songs were all opening songs for Magic Slim. This is an amazing CD dedicated to the memory of Nick Holt and also to Earl Howell for all the dedicated years of hard work and for laying the solid "Chicago Lump Style" blues foundation that pushed the Chicago Blues Style to the next level.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer – guitar and lead vocals, Nick Holt – bass, Earl Howell – drums.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Sweet Man (Muddy Waters), 2) My Little Sister (SRV), 3) You Can Make If If You Try (Otis Rush) 4) Big Fat Woman (Hound Dog Taylor) 5) Love In Vain (Robert Johnson) 6) Don’t You Hear Me Crying For You (Little Jr. Parker) 7) If I Could Hold You In My Arms (Muddy Waters) 8) Standing At The Crossroads (Elmore James) 9) Corinna (Albert King) 10) Long Distance Call (Muddy Waters)
2013, Delta Grove
John Primer and Bob Corritore combine forces to deliver a Chicago Blues Masterpiece!
Majestic performances by two Blues Masters, with an all-star cast.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer - lead guitar and vocals, Bob Corritore – harmonica, Barrelhouse Chuck – piano, Chris James – guitar (1,2,3,5,7,8,10), Billy Flynn – guitar (4,6,9), Bob Stroger – bass (4,6,9), Patrick Rynn – bass (1,2,3,5,7,8,10), Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith – drums (4,6,9), Brian Fahey – drums (1,2,3,5,7,8,10)
LIST OF SONGS: 1) The Clock (Jimmy Reed) 2) Blue And Lonesome (Walter Jacobs) 3) When I Get Lonely (Alfonzo Primer) 4) Cairo Blues (Melvin Jackson) 5) Leanin’ Tree (Robert A. Jones) 6) Harmonica Joyride (Bob Corritore) 7) Little Boy Blue (Robert Lockwood) 8) Just Like I Treat You (Willie Dixon) 9) Man Or Mouse (Robert Kelton) 10) Going Back Home (Sam Hopkins)
2013, Maceo's Boogie Publishing, BMI
All of the tracks on No Fluff, Just The Stuff are Holland originals, but there is heavy influence present throughout the songs that you can recognize the direct line from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, John Primer and without doubt James Cotton. And there is no overplayed guitar here either. He says what he needs to on the strings and nothing more. Guests on the disc include piano player Marty Sammon on four tracks and mentor John Primer on two. LIST OF MUSICIANS: Tom Holland - guitar and vocals, Big D - Harmonica, Mike Scarf - bass, Tino Cortes - drums, John Primer - guitar and first solo tracks 6 & 7, Marty Sammon - piano tracks 6,7,8,9
LIST OF SONGS: Waiting On The Other Shoe To Drop / Long Road To Tomorrow / Hurry Up & Wait / Easiest Thing I’ll Ever Do / Hey Pardner! / More Things Change / Shuffle King Boogie / Hardest Part Of Loving You / Look Here Baby / No Fluff, Just The Stuff
MUDDY WATERS, THE ROLLING STONES - CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE - LIVE CHICAGO 1981
2012, Eagle Vision
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Earnest Johnson, Nick Charles Drums – Ray Allison Guitar – John Primer, Keith Richards, Rick Kreher, Ron Wood Guitar, Vocals – Lefty Dizz, Muddy Waters Harmonica – George "Mojo" Buford Harmonica, Vocals – Junior Wells Piano – Ian Stewart, Lovie Lee Vocals – Mick Jagger Vocals, Guitar – Buddy Guy
LIST OF SONGS: A1 Sweet Little Angel A2 Flip Flop And Fly A3 Introduction (Instrumental) A4 You Don't Have To Go A5 Country Boy B1 Baby Please Don't Go B2 Hoochie Coochie Man B2 Long Distance Call C1 Mannish Boy C2 Got My Mojo Workin' C3 Next Time You See Me D1 One Eyed Woman D2 Baby Please Don't Go (Instrumental) D3 Clouds In My Heart D4 Champagne And Reefer
JOHN PRIMER, BLUES ON SOLID GROUND *BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
2012, Blues House Productions
This is John Primer’s 2nd CD on his own record label, Blues House Productions. The intent of this CD was to keep the blues traditions John grew up with alive and on solid ground, as well as exposing those traditions to the next generation. These 13 songs are all Primer originals.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer – lead guitar and vocals, Russ Green – harmonica, Barrel House Chuck – piano, E.G. McDaniel – bass, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith - drums
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Hiding Place 2) Take Care Of Me 3) Blues On Solid Ground 4) When I Get Lonely 5) Power Of Attorney 6) Crazy For My Baby 7) When I Met The Blues 8) I Just Got Some News Today 9) I Want To See You Before I Go 10) Happy Blues 11) Rambling Blues 12) When I Leave Home 13) Poor Man Blues All songs written and produced by John Primer.
2012, Wolf Records
Produced by John Primer & Hannes Folterbauer. Titles 11-14 produced by Erik Trauner. Mastered & edited by Soundborn Studio, Gerhard Wessely.
15 of Wolf Records best John Primer songs: 1) Going Back Down South (John Primer), 2) Poor Man Blues (John Primer) 3) I’m a Bluesman (John Primer), 4) Evil (Willie Dixion), 5) I’ve Been Obused (Chester Burnet), 6) 1839 Blues (Elmore James), 7) Shake Your Money Maker (Elmore James), 8) Blues Behind Closed Doors (John Primer), 9) Look At Little Sister (Hank Ballard), 10) Dreaming About My Baby (John Primer), 11) You Got To Pay The Price (John Primer), 12) Call Me John Primer (McKinley Morganfield/John Primer), 13) Going To New York (Jimmy Reed), 14) I Called My Baby (John Primer), 15) Red House (Jimi Hendrix).
CHICAGO BLUES: A LIVING HISTORY THE (R)EVOLUTION CONTINUES
*BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNER
2011, Raisin Music Records
Recorded and Mixed at JoyRide Studio, Chicago. Recording Engineer Blasie Barton, Produced by Larry Skoller
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Johnny Igunana, Carlos Johnson and Felton Crews. Special Guests: Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Magic Slim Featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks, Zora Young and Mike Avery
LIST OF SONGS: DISC 1: 1) He’s A Jelly Roll Baker 2) I’ll Be Up Again Someday 3) She Don’t Love Me That Way 4) Canary Bird 5) Chicago Bound 6) Stockyard Blues 7) Diamonds At Your Feet 8) Rocket 88 9) Reelin’ and Rockin’ 10) Medley: Mellow Down Easy/Bo Diddley DISC 2: 1) First Time I Met The Blues 2) Keep A Drivin’ 3) Easy Baby 4) Howlin’ For My Baby 5) My Daily Wish 6) Yonder Wall 7) Be Careful How You Vote 8) Somebody Loan Me A Dime 9) Got To Leave Chi-Town 10) Don’t Take Advantage Of Me 11) Ain’t Enough Comin’ In 12) Make These Blues Survive 13) The Blues Had A Baby
JOINED AT THE HIP *GRAMMY WINNER *BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNER
2010, Telarc Records.
Recorded and Mixed at JoyRide Studio, Chicago, IL, 2010. Recording Engineer Blasie Barton, Produced by Michael Freeman. This is Pinetop Perkins and Willie Smith's last recording. Pinetop was 97 years old!
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, John Primer, Kenny Smith and Little Frank “Krakowski”.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Grown Up To Be A Man 2) Cut That Out 3) Take Your Eyes Off My Woman 4) Walkin’ Down The Highway 5) Gambling Blues 6) I Would Like To Have A Girl Like You 7) Take My Hand, Precious Lord 8) You’d Better Slow Down 9) Minor Blues 10) I Feel So Good 11) Lord, Lord, Lord 12) Grindin’ Man
13) Eyesight To The Blind
2010, Delmark Records
Let’s Live it Up is Mississippi Heat’s third recording for Delmark, and 9th overall since this unique band formed in 1991. This diverse, but cohesive ensemble recorded 13 new original songs.They are fortunate to have not only one, but two of the blues world’s premier guitarists/singers adding their immense talent–
John Primer and Carl Weathersby!
MUSICIAN LIST: Pierre Lacocque, Inetta Visor, Giles Corey, Stephen Howard, Kenny Smith, Chris "Hambone" Cameron, Andrew "Blaze" Thomas, Ruben Alvarez, Rhonda Preston and the Chicago Horns
with Special Guests JOHN PRIMER & CARL WEATHERSBY
SONG LIST: 1. Let's Live It Up! 2. Steadfast, Loyal and True 3. Jumpin' in Chi-Town 4. She Died From A Broken Heart 5. Betty Sue 6. Another Sleepless Night 7. Peace Train 8. Been Good To You 9. I Want To Know 10. Enlighten Me 11. Daggers & Spears 12. Don't Cry For Me 13. I Got Some News Today 14. We Meet Again
CHICAGO BLUES: A LIVING HISTORY *GRAMMY NOMINATED
2009, Raisin Music.
Recorded at JoyRide Studio, Chicago IL 2009. Recording Engineer Blaise Barton, Produced by Larry Skoller.
A 2 disc CD that pays tribute to the past, present and future of the Chicago Blues. With this album, we give witness to the history of the genre in its most quintessential form.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Johnny Igunana, Carlos Johnson and Felton Crews.
LIST OF SONGS: Disc 1: 1) My Little Machine 2) She’s Love Crazy 3) Night Watchman Blues 4) Chicago Breakdown 5) Fell Like Going Home 6) I Believe 7) Moanin at Midnight 8) Three O’clock Blues 9) Memphis Slim 10) Hate To See You Go Disc 2: 1) Sugar Sweet 2) Can’t Stand To See You Go 3) I Wish You Would 4) Your Imagination 5) My Love Will Never Die 6) Hoodoo Man Blues 7) Hooking It 8) Out Of Bad Luck 9) One More Mile 10) The Healer 11) Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues
MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS - GRAVEL ROAD
2009, Blind Pig Records
Gravel Road is a re-issue of the first album that Magic Slim and the Teardrops recorded for Blind Pig, featuring a lineup that many consider to be Slim's finest aggregation, with John Primer on guitar and Slim's late brother Nick Holt on bass. The title track was one of the first tunes Slim learned to play on his baling wire guitar in Mississippi. When released in 1990, the album was well received by the press, garnering a passel of glowing reviews and landing on several year-end Top 10 lists. Billboard magazine said, "The well-traveled Chicago blues singer/guitarist is near the top of his form on this delightful album, which comes close to capturing the late-night ambiance of Slim's live set." LIST OF SONGS: Side A - Cold Women With Warm Hearts , Gravel Road, Hard To Handle, Bad Luck Is Falling, Pretty Girls Everywhere, Further On Up The Road Side B - Mustang Sally, Prisoner Of Love, Before You Accuse Me, Please Don’t Waste My Time, Slim’s Hideaway
JOHN PRIMER ALL ORIGINAL *BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
2008, Blues House Productions
Released on December 6, 2008. This is John's first CD published on his own record and production company - Blues House Productions. All 12 songs are written and produced by John Primer.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer - lead guitar and vocals, Melvin "Harmonica" Hinds - harmonica, Dave Ross - piano/organ, Michael Morrison - bass, Vernon Rodgers - drums.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Add A Little Touch, 2) Going Back To Mississippi, 3) I Called My Baby, 4) Everyday Brings By A Change, 5) Blue Eyed Woman, 6) Other Man, 7) The Woman That I'm Lovin, 8) Bad Child, 9) Keep On Lovin The Blues, 10) At Home Alone, 11) Say Yes, Don't Say No, 12) Love In My Heart For You.
BLUES GUITAR KILLERS
2006, Wolf Records
Guitar Killers - these are guitar players, who know exactly what the bluesfans want to hear! Great guitar licks!! It starts with Magic Slim, then comes Jimmy Rogers, Muddy´s guitar player and also Eddie Chief Clearwater is there - and the Bluesfunk King: Michael Coleman! Wolf´s guitar player Hubert Sumlin, Vance Kelly, John Primer and Lurrie Bell play their great guitar styles! The CD is a must for all guitar-lovers!! 1 Spider In My Stew - Magic Slim , 2 x 9 - Eddie Clearwater , 3 What Can A Poor Man Do - von Lurrie Bell , 4 Lookin' Good - Johnny B. Moore , 5 Foot Loose & Fancy Free - Vance Kelly , 6 Worried About My Baby - Eddie Taylor Jr. , 7 Stormy Monday Blues - Freddie King , 8 Chicago Bound - Jimmy Rogers , 9 Smile In Your Face - John Primer , 10 Mustang Sally - Michael Coleman , 11 I Can`t Quit You Baby - Otis Rush , 12 What Have I Done - Phil Guy, 13 - I`ve Been Gone - Hubert Sumlin , 14 Crossroads - u.p.Wilson
2005, Just A Memory
Recorded at Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, Montreal, Canada, on April 12, 1977.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – J. W. Williams Drums – Burt Robertson Guitar – John Primer, Phil Guy Piano – John "Big Moose" Walker Vocals, Harmonica – Big Mama Thornton
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Tell Me Pretty Baby 2 Rock Me Baby 3 Ball And Chain 4 Watermelon Man 5 Summertime 6 Medley: Hound Dog / Walkin` The Dog 7 Medley: Sweet Little Angel / Three O'Clock Blues 8 Sassy Mama
VOL. 60 BLUE STEEL
2003, Wolf Records
Recorded at ACME Recording Studio in Chicago IL in 2000. Produced by John Primer, Co-Produced by Bo Trisko, Mastered at Wolf Records - Austria. Track 8 recorded August 15, 1987 at ACME Records in Chicago IL and Track 10 recorded on July 2, 1992 in Vienna, Austria. LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Steve Bell, Bo Trisko, Michael Morrison, Mark Diffenderffer, Detroit Junior, Little Bobby Neely. Track 8 - Magic Slim, Johnny B. Gayden and James Bell Harrington. Track 10 Nick Holt, Earl Howell, and Stanley Banks. LIST OF SONGS: 1) Shake Yo Money Maker (Elmore James) 2) It Hurts Me Too (Elmore James) 3) Sunnyland Train (Elmore James) 4) Too Much (Elmore James) 5) I'm In Love (Elmore James) 6) Can't Stop Loving (Elmore James) 7) Since My Baby Left This Town 8) I'm A Blues Man (John Primer) 9)I'm Worried (Elmore James) 10) 1839 (Elmore James) 11) Fine Little Mama (Elmore James) 12) I held My Baby 13) I had A Dream Last Night 14) Stranger Blues (Elmore James)
THE BEST OF SLIDE GUITAR
2003, Wolf Records
Slide guitar playing with a bottleneck started at the same time as when the first Blues song was recorded! Son House, Kokomo Arnold, Furry Lewis - all played slide guitar! In the 50´s the slide-playing came to Chicago... Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Hound Dog were the greatest names - but there are many others - even today! John Primer, Lil´Ed Williams are now the best who still play this style! This CD is a must for all "slide"-fans!!
2–John PrimerI'm A Blues Man
Written-By – John Primer
2002, Wolf Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Willie Kent, Drums – Cleo Williams, Tim Taylor, Guitar – John Primer, Johnny B. Moore, Luther Adams, Magic Slim, Saxophone – Fred Laster, Vocals – Bonnie Lee
LIST OF SONGS: 1) I'm Good 2) Fast Life 3) Summer Is Gone 4) Sad And Evil Woman 5) You Got Me Running 6) I Love You Baby 7) Tryin' To Make A Livin' 8) Got The Blues 9) Bye, Bye, Baby 10) I Need Someone 11) I've Got A Man
2002, Delmark Records
Killer Diller was Shirley's American debut CD, recorded in 1996, 2000 and 2001. It is listed in Living Blues Magazine as one of the best album for the decade of the 90s.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Shirley Johnson, John Primer, Robert Ward, Johnny B. Moore, Maurice John Vaughn.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Not for the Love of You 2) Killer Diller 3) Your Turn to Cry 4) Somebody Have Mercy 5) As the Years Go Passing By 6) No Deposit, No Return 7) Hard-Lovin' Mama 8) The Blues Is All I've Got 9) Little Wing 10) For You My Love 11) Love Abuse 12) It Hurts Me Too 13) Missed the Best Chance 14) Saved
2001, Delmark Records
This was the first ever recording at Delmark's new Riverside studio in Chicago on June 8th & 9th in 1992 by Paul Serrano.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Jessie Thomas, John Primer, Jodie Christian.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Blues Is A Feeling' 2) Married Woman Blues 3) Boogie Everywhere 4) Please Believe Me 5) She Throwed My Clothes Outdoor 6) Rain Sleet Or Snow 7) Jessie, John & Jodie Jam 8) Stop Crying On My Shoulder 9) Sad Old Ways 10) Change Your Attitude 11) Santa Clause 12) When I Left My Baby
2001, Tongue'N Groove
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Matthew Skoller (vocals, harmonica); Mike Avery (vocals, background vocals); Deitra Farr, John Primer (vocals); Vincent Bucher (guitar); Sidney James Wingfield (piano); Heitor Garcia (congas). LIST OF SONGS: 1 You Don't Even Know 2 To Live Your Life Like That 3 Chicago Wind 4 Grew Up on Vinyl 5 Delta Combat Zone 6 One Last Flower 7 Love Me Or Leave Me 8 Broke And Hungry 9 Hard Hearted Woman 10 Mean Streak 11 High Maintenence Mama
2000, Wolf Records
Recorded June 24th & 25th, 1992. Taken from two nights of performances at a club in Zugabe, Vienna, this is a typical set from Chicago's favorite down-home combo. John Primer handles the vocals on the opener, "Big Fat Woman," and Bonnie Lee comes up to belt out her signature tune, "I'm Good," but by and large it's Magic Slim's show -- a set full of greasy small-club blues played by a master.
MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS - LIVE ON THE ROAD, Chicago Blues Session, Vol. 18
2000, Wolf Records
This CD got a Blues Award! This was Slim´s first live-CD for Wolf Records, recorded in Austria! The Teardrops-sound is always present and the song "Gold Tailedbird" is a highlight! Also Nick Holt & John Primer had some songs on this CD, which are worth listening to!
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Dave Smith (4), Leroy Hodges, Tommy Shannon Drums – Chris Layton, Steve Potts (2) Guitar – Anson Funderburgh, Bob Kirkpatrick, Derek O'Brien (3), Jake Andrews (2), Jimmie Vaughan, John Primer Harmonica – Jerry McCain Percussion – Steve Potts (2) Piano – Carl Sonny Leyland, Johnnie Johnson Vocals – Jerry McCain
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Where You Been 2 Super Woman 3 This Stuff Just Kills Me 4 Viagra Man 5 Slave Master 6 My Deal At The Crossroads 7 Jealousy 8 Ain't No Use For Drug Abuse 9 Mama's Gone 10 Madison Mood 11 Deadbeats 12 Pull Up In My Garage
1999, Gitanes Jazz Productions
Recorded Feb 23-28, 1994 At Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee And March 25-28,1994 At Chicago Recording Corporation, Chicago, Illinois.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Backing Vocals – Jacqueline Johnson (tracks: 6,10) Bass – Johnny B Gayden* (tracks: 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12) Guitar – John Primer Harmonica – Carey Bell (tracks: 3,5,9,10,11,12) Horns – Memphis Horns (tracks: 6) Lead Vocals – Big Daddy Kinsey, Koko Taylor (tracks: 6) Organ – Charles Hodges (tracks: 6) Piano – Johnnie Johnson (tracks: 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11) Slide Guitar – Donald Kinsey Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Love Trumpet – Wayne Jackson
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Tippin On In 2 Little Rain Falling 3 These Kinda Blues 4 Its Over 5 Ramblin Man 6 Nothing Too Good For My Baby 7 Treat Your Woman Right 8 For The Love Of A Woman 9 Bloody Tears 10 Stayed Way Too Long 11 Worst Feeling 12 Dancing Shoes
KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR
1999, Telarc Records.
Recorded and Mixed at Rax Trax Recording Co., Chicago IL between January 6 - 13, 1999. Recording Engineer Chris Bauer, Assistance courtesy of Rick Barnes, Brendon Witcher, Bill and Haki. Digitally Edited, Mastered and Compiled by Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering Ltd. Prak Royal, London, England. Produced by Michael Vernon. LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Matthew Skoller, Larry McCray, Ken Saydak, Al Brown, Steve McCray and Michael Vernon. LIST OF SONGS: 1) Knocking At Your Door (Kari Costoma Publishing Co.) 2) Change Your Evil Ways (John Primer) 3) Lonely Days and Nights (John Primer) 4) Excited By Your Charms (McCain, McBlues Music) 5) Hard Working Woman (John Primer) 6) Brutal Hearted Woman (Brown, Shines, Lawn Music Co.) 7) Every Time You Touch Me (John Primer) 8) That's Alright (Lane, ARC Music Corp.) 9) A Woman Was Made To Be Loved (John Primer) 10) I Been Dogged Around (John Primer) 11) I Want To Know (Geddins, De Santo, Badger, Bug Music Co..) 12) The Kiss Of Fire (John Primer).
VOL. 53 IT'S A BLUES LIFE
1998, Wolf Records
Recorded at ACME Recording Studio, Chicago IL on August 7, 1998. Mixed by John Boston, Edited by Alex Munkas and Produced by John Primer.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Tom Holland, Steve Bell, Nick Holt and Bert Robinson.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) I've Been Abused (Chester Burnett) 2) Maggie (Muddy Waters) 3) Last Night (Little Water Jacobs) 4) Mama Talk To Your Daughter (J.B. Lenoir) 5) Party Girl (T-bone Walker) 6) Empty Arms (Stevie Ray Vaughn) 7) Lonesome For Your Love (John Primer) 8) Sweet As A Georgia Peach (John Primer) 9) Every Time You Leave Me (John Primer) 10) Can't You See What You Are Doing To Me (Albert King) 11)Give Me Back My Wig (Hound Dog Taylor) 12 Rock Me (Muddy Waters).
SPIDER IN MY STEW, VOL. 4 THE ZOO BAR COLLECTION, MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS featuring John Primer1998, Wolf Records
Released Jan 13, 1998 and recorded date of 1980.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt, Drums – Michael Scott, Guitar, Vocals – John Primer, Magic Slim
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Changed 2) Spider In My Stew 3) Your Day Will Come 4) The Moon Is Full 5) Standin' On The Highway 6) Stormy Monday / Kansas City / C.C. Rider Vocals – Earlene Owens 7) Fanny's Blues 8) Drink Muddy Water 9) Walkin' Cane 10) In The Morning 11) Kansas City 12) Since I Met You Baby 13) Mojo Boogie 14) The Blues Are All Right
TEARDROP, THE ZOO BAR COLLECTION, VOLUME 3, MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS
1998, Wolf Records
At the end of the 80´s there was a lot of change in Slims band, The Teardrops: Nick Holt was still there, but there was John Primer on guitar and Michael Scott on drums! Many bluesfans think, this was the best Teardrops band ever! Great songs here too: "See what you doing to me","Talk to your daughter" or the best :"you know what my body needs!" Thanks to Phil Hammar who recorded this CD !!
Unknown, Wolf Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass Guitar, Vocals – Nick Holt, Drums – Michael Scott, Guitar, Vocals – John Primer, Magic Slim
LIST OF SONGS: 1–Magic SlimBad Boy 2–Magic SlimYou Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had 3–Magic SlimBefore You Accuse Me 4–Nick HoltDriftin' Blues B1–Nick HoltEverybody In Town B2–Magic SlimHow Much More Long B3–Nick HoltHow Lucky Can A Man Be B4–Magic SlimThat Will Never Do
Unknown, Wolf Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Nick Holt, Earl Howell, Magic Slim, John Primer, Alabama Jr. Pettis
LIST OF SONGS: 1-What Makes A Man Go Crazy 2–Need Some Good Lovin' 3–Five Long Years 4–Sweet Papa John 5–Hey Baby Can't You See What You're Doin' To Me 6–Red House 7–Whole Lotta Lovin' 8–Crawling Kingsnake 9–Somebody Have Mercy 10–JBoat Dock 11–Blues Is A Feeling 12–Tramp
1998, Wolf Records
Recorded late 1980's at the Zoo Bar, Lincoln, Nebraska.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass, Vocals – Nick Holt, Drums, Vocals – Michael Scott, Guitar, Vocals – John Primer, Magic Slim
LIST OF SONGS: 1) My Buddy Buddy Friends 2) Cold Women With Warm Hearts 3) Highway Is My Home 4) Mustang Sally 5) Not The Same Person 6) Let Me Love You Baby 7) 'Possum In My Tree 8) Reelin' And Rockin' 9) She Belongs To Me 10) Hide Away
CHICAGO'S FINEST BLUES LADIES - Various Artists
1998, Wolf Records
This is a great CD with all the nice Lady´s from Chicago! Deitra Farr`s songs start the CD, then Zora Young sings "Bus Station Blues", next is westsides May Lane, southside´s Melina Allen and last, but not least, Karen Carroll and Bonnie Lee, the sweethearts of Chicago Blues.
Personnel: Luther "Slim" Adams, Will Davis , Jake Dawson, John Primer, Johnny B. Moore, Magic Slim (guitar); Billy Branch (harp); Ken Barker (piano); Earl Howell (drums) Chicago's Finest Blues Ladies CD music. Producers: Willie Kent, John Primer, Hannes Folterbauer
1998, Wolf Records
Recorded February 21 & 22, 1987, Chicago, Ill. at Acme Studios.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Nick Holt, Timothy Taylor, John Primer, Magic Slim, Christian Dozzler, Daniel Gugolz, Alabama Junior Pettis.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Nora Lee 2) She Don't Love Me 3) I'm A Lover 4) She's Trying To Get Back 5) Worried Blues 6) I'm Mad 7) Heart Fixin' Blues 8) Blues Is A Feeling 9) Oh Baby 10) Poor Man Blues 11) Bad Luck
DANA GILLESPIE & JOACHIM PALDEN - BIG BOY
1998, Wolf Records
Wolf-producer Hannes got the idea for this CD when Magic Slim made a tour in Austria! He brought queen Dana together with one of the best Chicago Blues bands - Magic Slim & The Teardrops! They played together on "Be my Sugar" and "Got it Dad", on the other songs she sings with her English Bluesband feat. Joachim Palden.
FROM WEST HELENA TO CHICAGO - Various Artists
1998, Wolf Records
This is a CD which tells you the story of the Blues: Honeyboy Edwards played in Chicago & Mississippi, where the Blues was born. Also Magic Slim, Johnny B. Moore, Eddie C. Campell and John Primer had their roots in Mississippi and spent the rest of their life in Chicago. So you can listen to the Chicago Blues today, but you will feel where the music comes from! LIST OF MUSICIANS: Honeyboy Edwards, Eddie C. Campbell, John Primer, Magic Slim, Johnny B. Moore LIST OF SONGS: 1 -Honeyboy Edwards* West Helena Blues 2 –Honeyboy Edwards* Drop Down Mama 3 –Honeyboy Edwards* Build Myself A Cave 4 –Honeyboy Edwards* Little Boy Blue 5 –Honeyboy Edwards* Sweet Home Chicago 6 –Magic Slim Bring Your Fine-Self Home 7 –John Primer Mojo Hand 8 –Eddie C. Campbell My Sister Taught Me 9 –Eddie C. Campbell Rock Me 10 –Eddie C. Campbell Just Walking 11 –Eddie C. Campbell Last Affair 12 –Eddie C. Campbell Jump, Jump, Jump 13 –Johnny B. Moore Straighten Up Woman 14 –Johnny B. Moore Memphis Bound
MICHAEL COLEMAN'S BLUES BAND - BACK BREAKING BLUES - Blues Session Vol. 18
1998, Wolf Records
Michael was the bandleader for James Cotton and one of the best young funky Blues guitar players in Chicago. Ray "killer" Allison and John Primer are also present at this session, which is the first CD by Michael as a star of his own!
NICK HOLT - YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF
1998, Wolf Records
Nick Holt was Slims brother and this is his first CD ever! Nick has a deep voice and he could sing real "downhome" Blues. "You Better Watch Yourself" and "One Room Country Shake" are some of the best songs. John Primer, Magic Slim and Eddie Shaw were also present in the session - this is 100% Blues!
L.V. BANKS - LET ME BE YOUR TEDDY BEAR
1998, Wolf Records
L.V. Banks is one of the secrets of Chicago´s south side! He sings great Blues, he plays a great guitar in the style of B.B. and has a great band including John Primer. "Teddy Bear", "Born in the City" and "New Kind of Love" are the highlights!
PHIL GUY & LURRIE BELL - CHICAGO'S HOTTEST GUITARS
1998, Wolf Records
This is a Wolf-Bestseller! Phil Guy is Buddy´s little brother - he came from Louisiana and was a great singer and guitar player. He played with the Wolf Allstar Band with John Primer & Big Wheeler on harp! Lurrie is Carey Bell´s son and the greatest guitar-talent in Chicago in the last 30 years! Some health problems stopped his career for a long time - but NOW he is back and great again!!
MJIMMY RODGERS & BIG MOOSE WALKER - CHICAGO BOUND
1998, Wolf Records
Jimmy Rodgers played lead guitar in Muddy´s first bluesband in Chicago, he was also a great singer and songwriter himself! "Chicago Bound" and "Sloopy Drunk" were some of his big hits. You can also hear on this session Jimmy´s son, John Primer, and Willie Kent! Big Moose got famous with his sessions on piano with Earl Hooker, but he has also great recordings by himself. On this CD, with the same band like on the Rodgers recordings, he sings Bluesclassics like "Anna Lee" and more.
VOL. 6 THE ZOO BAR COLLECTION, JOHN PRIMER & THE TEARDROPS, EASY BABY
1997, Wolf Records
Recorded and Produced live by Phil Hammar late in 1980 at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, NE. Engineer Phil Hammar and Alex Munkas.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Michael Scott and Nick Holt.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) A String To Your Heart (Jimmy Reed) 2) My Baby's Gone (John Primer) 3) Gambler's Blues (Riley B. King/Johnny Pate) 4) Walkin' Through The Park (Muddy Waters) 5) I've Got A Problem (Sam Ray Mosley/Robert Johnson) 6) Rocking Daddy (Chester Burnett) 7) Little Rain (Jimmy Reed/Edward Abner) 8) I Need You So Bad (Riley B. King/Sam Ling) 9) Easy Baby (Willie Dixon) 10) That's What Love Will Make You Do (Milton Cammpbell) 11) That's All I Need (Samuel Maghett) 12) Woke Up This Morning (Riley B. King/Jules Taub) 13) Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time (Tommy Lee Tate).
1997, Wolf Records
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Add A Little Touch 2) Smile In Your Face 3) Hiding Place 4) My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble 5) I'm A Blues Man 6) Try My Lovin' 7) My Baby Don't Love Me 8) Forgive Not Forget
JOHN PRIMER - KEEP ON LOVIN' THE BLUES
1997, Code Blue & Blues House Productions
Recorded just off Beale Street in Memphis, TN. It became a limited release only in Europe. LIST OF SONGS: 1. Keep On Lovin' The Blues, 2. Axe To Grind, 3. My Pencil Won't Write No More, 4. One Minute, 5. Oh Yeah !, 6. When I Reach Out For Your Love, 7. Close To You, 8. You Can't Stop Doin' What You're Doin', 9. Like A Ship, 10. I've Been Travellin', 11. Pay The Price, 12. Meet Me At The Crossroads
HOUND DOG TAYLOR: A TRIBUTE
1997, Alligator Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Personnel: Cub Koda, George Thorogood , Lil' Ed Williams, Magic Slim, Michael Hill, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Son Seals, Warren Haynes (vocals, guitar); Luther Allison (vocals, slide guitar); Dave Hole, John Randolph, Mike Garrett, Elvin Bishop, James Solberg, John Primer, Ronnie Earl, Sonny Landreth, Vernon Reid, Bob Margolin (guitar); Annie Raines (harmonica); Red Groetzinger (tenor saxophone); Dan Rabinovitz (trumpet); Ernest Williamson, Tony Z (piano); Curtis Watts, Earl Howell, David Russell, Chuck Cotton, James Young , Steve Potts , Matt Abts, Per Hanson, Ted Harvey, Tony Lewis , Ray Allison, Larry Vann, Jeff Simon (drums).
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Give Me Back My Wig 2 Sadie 3 Taylor's Rock 4 Gonna Send You Back to Georgia 5 Freddie's Blues 6 See Me in the Evening 7 Let's Get Funky 8 It's Alright (acoustic) 9 Hawaiian Boogie 10 She's Gone 11 I Just Can't Make It 12 Wayward Angel 13 Take Five 14 It's Alright
1997, Evidence Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Alto Saxophone – Michael Peavy Bass – Lafayette "Shorty" Gilbert*, Nick Holt (tracks: 5 - 8) Bass, Vocals – J. W. Williams (tracks: 1 - 4) Drums – Earl Howell (tracks: 5 - 8), Tim Taylor (6) Drums – Jerry Porter (2) (tracks: 1 - 4) Guitar – Archie Brooks (tracks: 1 - 4), EDDIE VAAN SHAW, John Primer (tracks: 5 - 8), Shun Kikuta (tracks: 1 - 4) Guitar, Vocals – Magic Slim (tracks: 5 - 8) Harmonica – Billy Branch (tracks: 1 - 4) Piano – Ken Saydak (tracks: 5, 7, 8) Tenor Saxophone, Vocals – Eddie Shaw (2) (tracks: 9 - 13) Vocals – Mighty Joe Young (tracks: 9,10)
LIST OF SONGS: 1–I'm Tore Down / Just A Little Bit 2–Reconsider Baby 3–Love Me With A Feeling 4–I Just Got To Know 5–I Need You So Bad 6–Mama, Talk To Your Daughter 7–All Your Love 8–That's All I Need 9–GangOut Of Bad Luck 10–You Belong To Me 11–Riding High 12–You Don't Love Me 13–Feelin' Good
Unknown, Wolf Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt, Drums – Jerry Porter, Guitar – John Primer, Guitar, Vocals – Morris Holt, Vocals – John Primer
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Spider In My Stew 2 Rough Dried Woman 3 Sometimes I Wonder 4 Oh Wee Baby 5 Wonder What's The Matter 6 Stranded On The Highway 7 Evil 8 Why Does A Woman Treat A Man So Bad? 9 Don't Tell Me 'Bout Your Troubles 10 I Ain't Doing Too Bad 11 I Got To Leave
Unknown, Wolf Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Drums – Michael Scott, Guitar, Vocals – John Primer, Morris Holt, Vocals, Bass – Nick Holt
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Walking Down Broadway 2 Gold Tailed Bird 3 Don't You Know 4 Down The Road 5 Sweet Home Chicago 6 Look Under Yonder's Wall 7 What's On Your Mind 8 There's Some Pretty Girl 9 Long Distance Call 10 On Wee Baby
1996, Ace Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Matt Radford Drums – Brian Nevill Guitar – David Purdy (tracks: 2,7), John Primer (tracks: 5) Harp, Vocals, Guitar, Bass – Little George Sueref Piano – Carl Sonny Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin – Big Joe Louis
LIST OF SONGS: 1 She Was All The World To Me 2 Back Door Slam 3 Christmas Eve 4 3-6-9 5 I've Got To Be More Selective 6 The Way I Feel For You 7 Another Married Woman 8 Rock'N'Roll Baby 9 Catfish 10 Ella Mae 11 Down Jamaica Way 12 I Can Tell 13 Wine Head 14 I Took Care Of My Homework (But Jody Got My Girl And Gone) 15 Treat Your Daddy Right 16 Leaving On My Mind
THE REAL DEAL *W.C. HANDY BLUES AWARD WINNER
1995, Code Blue/Atlantic Records
Recorded April 14 - 20, 1995. Mixed at Tone Zone Studio, Chicago IL. Recording Engineer Michael Freeman, Digital Mastering, Editing and Compilation by Tim Young at Metropolis Studio, London, England. Produced by Michael Vernon. This major label solo album was the reason John Primer started his solo career.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Billy Branch, Jake Dawson, Dave Maxwell, Johnny B. Gayden and Earl Howell.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Stop Dragin' That Chain Around (Bob Greenlee) 2) Tomorrow Might Not Be The Same (John Primer) 3) Still In Love With You (John Primer) 4) Blind Man Blues (Lafayette Leake) 5) How Long Will You Be Mine (John Primer) 6) Good Understanding (Willie Dixon) 7) Come Back Baby (Walter Davis) 8) Cryin' For Your Love (John Primer) 9) Bad Blood (Michael Vernon/Bob Ross) 10) I called My Baby (John Primer) 11) She Won't Gimme No Lovin' (Albert King/John Mayall) 12) Tired and Worried (John Primer).
VOL. 39 COLD BLOODED BLUES MAN
1994, Wolf Records
Recorded and mixed at ACME Recording Studio, Chicago, IL 1991 - 1994. Tracks 1,3,4,5,7 & 11 Mastered by Paul Smith at ACME Studio and tracks 2,6,8,9,10,12 & 13 Mastered by Alex Munkas at Tonart Studio Vienna, Austria. Edited by Alex Munkas and Produced by John Primer.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, George Baze, Little Mack Simmons, Detroit Junior, Nick Holt, Earl Howell, Michael Jackson,Eddie Shaw, Magic Slim, Sigurd Fassel, Chris Sandera, Oliver Humer, Michael Strasser and Billy Branch.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Dreaming (John Primer) 2) Cuttin' Loose (John Primer) 3) Cold Blooded Blues Man (John Primer) 4) What Love Will Do (Luther Allison) 5) Meet Her In The Dark (John Primer) 6) Sad, Sad Day (Muddy Waters) 7) Mojo Hand (John Primer) 8) Cairo (James "Son" Thomas) 9) I'm Worried (Elmore James) 10) Malted Milk (Robert Johnson) 11) Waitin' For My Time (Jimmy Reed) 12) Love In Vain (Robert Johnson) 13) Red House (Jimi Hendrix).
1994, Gitanes Jazz Productions, Verve
LIVING THE BLUES was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards, and deservedly so. Living The Blues songs While the legendary bluesman James Cotton's vocals weren't as strong as they once were, his harp work was more fiery than ever, the backing musicians (Dr. John among them) were some of the best he ever worked with, and the song selection was (wisely) heavy on instrumentals. Recorded at Chicago Recording Corporation, Chicago, Illinois in March & June 1993; Kiva Recording Studio, Memphis, Tennessee in July 1993; Soundtrack, New York, New York in September 1993; Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, California in January 1994.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: James Cotton (vocals, harmonica); Larry McCray, John Primer, Joe Louis Walker, Larry McCray (guitar); Lucky Peterson (piano, Hammond organ); Dr. John, Lucky Peterson (piano); Johnny B. Gayden (bass); Brian Jones (drums).
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Mississippi Freight Train 2 You Didn't Think About That 3 Pacific Blues 4 Take A Message 5 Hungry Country Girl 6 Hucklebuck 7 One Little Piece Of Shade 8 Living The Blues 9 Black Knights 10 Mississippi Saxophone 11 Cotton In The Kitchen 12 Certified 13 Mississippi Freight Train - Part 2
EDDIE SHAW & THE WOLF GANG - THE BLUES IS GOOD NEWS - Blues Session vol. 20
1994, Wolf Records
"The Blues is good News" is the title track on this CD. The first from three CD´s from Eddie Shaw & his band The Wolf Gang. He was Wolf´s bandleader in his last years and one of the best saxophone players from the Westside! He also plays harp on this session and his son Vaan and John Primer are on guitars!
Unknown, Wolf Records
Mixed At – Tonart Studio, Vienna, Recorded At – Acme Recording Studios, Chicago, IL LIST OF MUSICIANS: Drums – Tim Taylor, Guitar – Eddie Taylor, John Primer, Johnny B. Moore, Luther "Slim" Adams, Harp – Billy Branch
LIST OF SONGS: 1 One More Moment 2 Me And My Baby 3 Slow And Easy 4 I'm Worried 5 Don't Tell Me 'Bout Your Trouble 6 Boogie Chillen 7 Just Your Fool 8 Somebody's Got To Go 9 I've Got To Pay 10 I Got To Go 11 Bad Luck
1994, Wolf Records
Chicago Blues Session Vol. 31
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Backing Vocals – Joan Baby, Robert Kelly (7), Vance Kelly, Bass – Lee Johnson (13), Nick Holt (tracks: 5, 7, 9, 11) , Drums – Rick King, Guitar – John Primer, Vance Kelly, Harmonica – David Honeboy, Keyboards – Johnny Reed, Saxophone – Eddie Shaw (2), Erskine Johnson, Vocals – Vance Kelly
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Doing My Own Thang 2 Wall To Wall 3 Hurt So Bad 4 Woman In Every Town 5 That's The Way Love Is 6 Somebody As Good As You 7 In Of The Rainbow 8 Use Me Right 9 She Ain't Good Looking 10 Drivein Wheel 11 Call Me 12 Dog On A Chain
HOOKED ON BLUES - I HAVE TO STOP
1993, Wolf Records
Recorded At – Tonart Studio, Vienna. LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Gerhard Strauhs (tracks: 1, 6, 11, 12), Michael Hudec (tracks: 2, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14), Nick Holt (tracks: 3, 15) Drums – Michael Strasser Guitar – Magic Slim (tracks: 15), Peter Kern (4) (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 15) Harp, Harmonica – Christian Sandera (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 15) Vocals – Bonnie Lee (tracks: 7), Magic Slim (tracks: 3) Vocals, Guitar – John Primer (tracks: 10), Sigurd FasslLIST OF SONGS: 1) I Have To Stop 2) Crazy 'Bout My Baby 3) Black Night 4) Just Your Fool 5) Never Miss You 6) Low Down Dirty Shame 7) You Got me Running 8) Tough Times 9) Same Blues 10) Sad Sad Day 11) Going' Out Tonight 12) Cold Cold Feeling 13) Sky Is Cloudy 14) Since The Day I Found Out 14) Jammin' With Slim
VOL. 26 BLUES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
1993, Wolf Records
Recorded on June 30 & September 20 & 21, 1993 at ACME Recording Studio, Chicago IL. Mixed by Blaise Barton. Produced by John Primer. All the songs except for "Smokestack" recorded by Alex Munkas Tonart Studio, Vienna Austria. "Smokestack" recorded by Paul Smith at ACME Recording Studio.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Magic Slim, Nick Holt, Earl Howell, Stanley Banks, Charles Kimble, Big James Montgomery, Mike Barber, Billy Branch and Johnny B. Moore.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) 1839 (Elmore James) 2) Somebody Have Mercy (Sam Cook) 3) Good Morning Heartache (Lightin' Slim) 4) Don't You Hear Me Cryin' For You (John Primer) 5) Blues Behind Closed Doors (John Primer) 6) I'm Just Your Fool (Little Walker Jacobs) 7) Smokestack (John Primer) 8) Next Time You See Me (Junior Parker) 9) Country Boy (Muddy Waters) 10) Yes, I'm Crazy "bout My Baby (John Primer) 11) It Ain't Easy Being Easy (John Primer) 12) Tore Down (Freddie King).
HUBERT SUMLIN & BILLY BRANCH: CHICAGO BLUES SESSION VOL. 22
1992, Wolf Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: HUBERT SUMLIN w/ JOHN PRIMER - gtr, BILLY BRANCH - hca, WILLIE KENT - bass, TIM TAYLOR - drums. BILLY BRANCH - hca/voc w/ CARL WEATHERSBY & JOHNNY B. MOORE - gtrs, KEN BARKER - pno, WILLIE KENT, TIM TAYLOR.
LIST OF SONGS: 1: You Can't Change Me 2: I Did What I Could 3: Baby What You Want Me To Do 4: That's All Right 5: Just Your Fool 6: Everything Gonna Be All Right 7: Take You Down Town 8: First Song I Ever Did 9: Real Far Away 10: No Place To Go 11: I've Been Gone
1992, Earwig Music
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Bob Stroger Drums – Robert Covington Guitar – John Primer, Willie Davis Harmonica – Lester Davenport Piano – Sunnyland Slim Producer – Michael Robert Frank Vocals – Lester Davenport
LIST OF SONGS: 1 King Of The Jungle 2 I Believe My Baby Got A Mojo 3 I'm Gonna Move 4 Slow Down Baby 5 It Won't Work Like That 6 All My Life 7 Mad Dog On The Loose 8 Walkin' The Streets At Midnight 9 Just For Spite 10 My Baby's Gone 11 I'm Gonna Give It Up 12 When The Blues Hit You
STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH
1991, Earwig Music Company, Inc.
Recorded October 30 & 31, 1991. Recorded, Mixed and Edited at ACME Recording Studio, Chicago IL. Produced by John Primer and Michael Robert Frank.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Eddie Butler, Nick Holt, Carl Snyder, Michael Scott and Mervyn "Harmonica" Hinds.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Stuff You Gotta Watch (Muddy Waters) 2) See See Baby (Fredie King & Sonny Thompson) 3) Inflation Blues (John Primer) 4) Cario (James "Son" Thomas) 5) Lawhorn Special (John Primer) 6) Double Trouble (Otis Rush) 7) Rhinestone Cowboy (Lawrence Weiss) 8) Feb Up Baby (John Primer) 9) Baby Bring Your Clothes Back Home (John Primer) 10) That's All I Need (Samuel Maghett) 11) I'm Gonna Ride Until I'm Satisfied (John Primer) 12) Travlin' Blues (John Primer) 13) The Mojo (J.B. Lenoir).
VOL. 6 POOR MAN BLUES
1991, Wolf Records
Recorded on April 18, 1991 at ACME Recording Studio, Chicago IL. Mixed by Alex Munkas from Tonart Studio, Vienna Austria. Produced by John Primer and Hannes Folterbauer. John Primer's very 1st recording!
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer, Michael Coleman, J.B. Gayden, Killer Ray Allison, Magic Slim, James Harrington, Jr. Pettis, Nick Holt, Tim Taylor, Leo Davis, and Billy Branch.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Add A Little Touch (John Primer) 2) Smile In Your Face (John Primer) 3) Poor Man Blues (John Primer) 4) If I Could Hold You In My Arms (Muddy Waters) 5) Hiding Place (John Primer) 6) I'm A Blues Man (John Primer) 7) My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble (Muddy Waters) 8) My Baby Don't Love Me (John Primer) 9) Try My Lovin' (John Primer) 10) Corinna (John Mayall) 11) Forgive Not Forget (John Primer).
I'M GOOD - BONNIE LEE featuring Magic Slim, John Primer, Wille Kent, Johnny B. Moore
1991, Wolf Records
Bonnie is the sweetheart of Chicago Blues and 1996 Living Blues Award Winner. She sang in the 60´s for Sunnyland Slim´s label, and on this CD from the 80s, she sang all her hits like "I´m Good" and "Sad & Evil Woman". Her studio band was a Chicago Allstar Band with Magic Slim, Willie Kent, John Primer and more. Bonnie is a Westside Blues singer and was part of Willie Kents club gigs in Chicago until the 90´s! Enjoy! LIST OF SONGS: Medium 1 , I'm Good , Fast Life , Summer Is Gone , Sad And Evil Wman , You Got Me Runin' , I Love You Baby , Tryin' To Make A Livin , Got The Blues , Bye, Bye, Baby , I Need Someone , I've Got A Man
JOHN LITTLEJOHN'S BLUES PARTY
1991, Wolf Records
John Little John was born 1931 in Mississippi and moved to Chicago in 1957. He was one of the best slide guitar players in Chicago - his most famous title is "Bloody Tears". The songs on this CD have been recorded 1989 in Chicago, Ill. Willie Kent, John Primer and Tim Taylor were the sidemen! There are also 2 songs of Willie Kent and one song by Taildragger on this CD!
Unknown, Wolf Records
Chicago Blues Session - Vol. 40
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Johnny Reed, Drums – Mark Daffender, Guitar – Grown Man, John Primer, Rick King (6), Vance Kelly, Keyboards – Erskine Johnson, Saxophone – Michael Jackson, Vocals – Vance Kelly, Vivian Kelly
LIST OF SONGS: 1 Joyriding In The Subway 2 Foot Loose And Fancy Free 3 All Your Love 4 Are You Serious 5 Steal Away 6 Who Called The Dog Pound 7 Move To The Other Side Of The Room 8 This Blues Is Killin' Me 9 From The Heart 10 I Got A Blues Attitude 11 I Can't Win From Losing
Recorded 1989, Wolf Records
Recorded in Chicago, Ill. on February 7 & 9, 1989.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Pinetop Perkins, piano & vocals, John Brim, guitar & vocals , John Primer, guitar , Billy Branch, harmonica , Willie Kent, electric bass , Timothy Taylor, Michael Strasser, drums
LIST OF SONGS: A1-I'm Gonna Let You Go A2–Take It Easy, Baby A3–Let Me Hold You A4–High Heel Sneakers B1–Going Back To Naptown B2–Drivin' Wheel B3–Easy Papa Blues B4–Going Down Slow
AC REED & BIG WHEELER - BLUES SESSION VOL. 14
1989, Wolf Records
A.C. Reed is a great saxophone player and singer in the Jimmy Reed-style! He played a long time with Albert Collins & the Icebreakers. On this CD he has great sidemen like John Primer and Willie Kent. Big Wheeler plays classic Chicago Blues on his harmonica and is a good singer - "Good Lover" and "Last Night" are highlights on this CD!
1987, Blind Pig Records
Cover photo of the original James Cotton Band circa 1966: (front row) Luther Tucker, Bob Anderson and James Cotton (back row) Sam Lay and Alberto Gianquinto
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Bob Anderson (2) Drums – Sam Lay Executive-Producer – Gordon Kennerly Guitar – John Primer, Sam Lawhorn
Mixed By – Jerry Marquez, Nick Gravenites, Robin Woodland Piano – Pinetop Perkins Producer, Vocals, Harmonica – James Cotton Recorded By – Michael Rasfeld
LIST OF SONGS: A1 My Babe A2 Well, I Done Got Over It A3 Clouds In My Heart A4 Take Me Back A5 Honest I Do B1 Take Out Some Insurance B2 Killing Floor B3 Dust My Broom B4 Hungry Country Girl
1987, Wolf Records
Recorded At ACME Audio Chicago Ill. Mixed By – Alex Munkas, Producer – Jr. Pettis, Producer, Photography By – Hannes Folterbauer, Producer, Photography By, Liner Notes – Beverly Zeldin, Recorded By – Mike Rasfeld, Paul Smith, Sleeve – Schreier & Braune
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt, Drums – Timothy Taylor, Guitar – John Primer, Guitar, Vocals – John Primer, Jr. Pettis, Magic Slim, Piano – Christian Dozzler, Daniel Gugolz
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Nora Lee 2) Poor Man Blues 3) I'm a Lover 4) She's Trying To Get Back 5) She Don't Love Me No More 6) Worried Blues 7) I'm Mad 8) Back Luck 9) Oh Baby
1987, Blues R&B Recording
Recorded and Mixed by: Acme Recording Engineer: Mike Rasfeld Produced by: Robert Hecko, Chris Quinn
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt Drums – Nathan Applewhite Guitar – John Primer Vocals – Magic Slim
LIST OF SONGS: A1 Luv Somebody A2 Poor Man But A Good Man A3 Gambler's Blues A4 Jimmie B1 Help Yourself B2 Mother Fuyer B3 That Will Never Do B4 Keep A Driving
1986, Wolf Records
Recorded 1986, September 8, Chicago, Ill.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt, Drums – Michael Scott, Nathan Applewhite, Guitar – John Primer, Vocals, Guitar – Morris Holt
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Gambler 2) Mama Talk To Your Daughter 3) Bad Avenue 4) I Got Money 5) Ain't That Nice 6) I'm Good 7) She Moves Me 8) Think
MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS - CHICAGO BLUES SESSION VOLUME 3 (CD)
1986, Wolf Records
Recorded 1986, September 8, Chicago, Ill.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt , Drums – Michael Scott, Nathan Applewhite, Guitar – John Primer, Piano – Christian Dozzler
Vocals, Guitar – Morris Holt
LIST OF SONGS: 1) Mama Talk To Your Daughter 2) Bad Avenue 3) Gambler 4) So Easy To Love You 5) I Got Money 6) A'int That Nice 7) I'm Good 8) Bad Luck 9) Think 10) She Moves Me 11) The Moon Is Full
1984, Rooster Blues Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Aaron Burton, Nick Holt Drums – Casey Jones (2), Nate Applewhite Guitar – John Primer, Magic Slim (tracks: A1, 2-4, 5, B1 3-5) Harmonica – Billy Branch Piano – Sunnyland Slim Slide Guitar – John Littlejohn (tracks: A3, B2) Vocals – Valerie Wellington
LIST OF SONGS: A1 Down In The Dumps A2 Million Dollar Secret A3 Independent Blues A4 Cold Cold Feeling A5 Smokestack Lightning B1 Dirty No-Gooder's Blues B2 My Baby Treats Me Like A Stepchild B3 You Can't Have My Monkey B4 Bad Avenue B5 Love Don't Love Nobody
1983, Isabel Records
Recorded at studio Davout, Paris, on December 5th 1982.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass Guitar – Nick Holt, Drums – Nate Applewhite, Lead Guitar, Vocals – Little Milton, Organ, Piano – Lucky Peterson, Rhythm Guitar – John Primer
LIST OF SONGS: A1 The Blues Is Alright A2 How Could You Do It To Me A3 Bad Luck Is Falling A4 Chains And Things B1 Walking The Backstreets And Crying B2 I´d Rather Drink Muddy Water B3 I´m Diggin´ You B4 Things Have Got To Change
Wanna Be Loved in 1982, this sought-after LP from Chicago blues belter Willie Buck is finally out there for all to hear. Although Buck was a friend of Muddy Waters, shared a stage in the late ‘60s with Little Walter and has been a regular performer in Windy City blues joints for the past 50 years, the singer rarely made the trip to the studio. Joined by guitarists Louis and Dave Myers (bass), founding members of legendary Little Walter backing band the Aces, and a young John Primer, alongside the excellent Johnny “Big Moose” Walker on piano, Buck digs deep delivering great covers of Waters’ bawdy blues pleaser “Champagne and Reefer”, Jimmy Reed’s “Found My Baby Gone”, and a compelling version of Al Green’s “Sweet Sixteen”, where harmonica replaces the Memphis horns.
1982, Isabel Records
LIST OF MUSICIANS: Bass – Nick Holt, Drums – Nathon Applewhite, Guitar – John Primer, Magic Slim, Organ, Piano – Lucky Peterson, Vocals – Big Voice Odom, Vocals, Supervised By – Little Milton (tracks: A3)
LIST OF SONGS: A1 Feel So Good A2 I Made Up My Mind A3 Mother-In-Law Blues A4 Woke Up This Morning B1 Memo Blues B2 Bad Feeling B3 You Say That You Love Me, Honey B4 Reconsider Baby