JUKE BOY BONNER





SINGLES

IRMA 111 JUKE BOY BARNER AND GROUP Well Baby / Rock With Me Baby
(Note: This release is also available as an identical 2010 UK repro edition)
1957 US 
GOLDBAND G-1102 JUKE BOY BONNER, THE ONE MAN TRIO  Can't Hardly Keep From Crying / Call Me Juke Boy  1960 US
BLUES UNLIMITED 101 JUKE BOY BONNER Yakin' In My Plans / Running Shoes1968 US
ARHOOLIE 45-522 JUKE BOY BONNER My Blues / Houston The Action Town1969 US
BLUE HORIZON 57-3163   JUKE BOY BONNER Runnin' Shoes / Jackin' In My Plans1969 UK
BLUES UNLIMITED 102 JUKE BOY BONNER It's A Shame Shame Shame / Boone's Farm1969 US
HOME COOKING 45-720 JUKE BOY BONNER The winds Came / Six Over Ten1976 US




ALBUMS

FLYRIGHT LP 3501 THE ONE MAN TRIO  (LP)
I Live Where The Action Is / Can't Let Your Troubles Get You Down / Movin' Back To The Country / Nine Below Zero / Real Quiet Fellow / Blues, Blues, Blues / Bad Breaks / Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do / No Place To Run / I Wonder If You Know How It Is / Dust My Broom / You Don't Have To Go
(recorded in Houston in 1967)
-- reissue: Flyright FLY 548, 1979 UK --
1967 UK
ARHOOLIE F 1036 I'M GOING BACK TO THE COUNTRY (WHERE THEY DON'T BURN THE BUILDINGS DOWN)  (LP)
Going Back To The Country / Sad, Sad Sound / She Turns Me On / Hard Luck / Trying To Be Contented / Working With Juke Boy / / Life Is A Nightmare / It's Time To Make A Change / Jumpin' At The Zydeco / My Blues / Stay Off Lyons Avenue / I'm Gettin' Tired
1968 US
ARHOOLIE ST 1045 THE STRUGGLE  (LP)
Struggle Here In Houston / Railroad Tracks / Watch Your Buddies / I Got My Passport / When The Deal Goes Down / Being Black And I'm Proud / I'm In The Big City / Houston, The Action Town / Over Ten Years Ago / Running Shoes / Just A Blues / It Don't Take Too Much
-- French/German edition: Arhoolie AR 19002 --
1969 US
LIBERTY LBS 83319 THINGS AIN'T RIGHT  (LP)
Let's Boogie On / Talkin' About Lightning / Well Well / Mr. Downchild / B.U. Blues / Regent Sound / Things Ain't Right / Belfast Blues / Trying To Call Home / Mojo Hand / Texas Turnpike / Sun's Going Down / Where I Live / Travellin' Shoes
1969 UK
GNP CRESCENDO GNP/GNPS-10015 LEGACY OF THE BLUES, VOL.5  (LP)
I'm A Blues Man / Problems All Around / Trying To Get Ahead / If You Don't Want To Get Mistreated / Lonesome Ride Back Home / Funny Money / I'm Lonely Too / Real Good Woman / Come To Me / Yammin' The Blues / Better Place To Go / Tired Of The Greyhound Bus
(recorded in Berkeley, 1971)
-- UK edition: Sonet SNTF 634, 1975/Polish edition: Poljazz PSJ 204/reissues: GNP Crescendo CD GNPD-10015, 1992 US/"Lonesome Ride Back Home", Grammercy CD, 2004/"The Sonet Blues Story, Vol.5", Universal-Sonet-Emarcy 06024 986 9251, 2005 UK --
1975 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 548 THE ONE MAN TRIO  (LP)
I Live Where The Action Is / Can't Let Your Troubles Get You Down / Movin' Back To The Country / Nine Below Zero / Real Quiet Fellow / Blues, Blues, Blues / Bad Breaks / Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do / No Place To Run / I Wonder If You Know How It Is / Dust My Broom / You Don't Have To Go
(recorded live in Houston, Tx, 1967)
1979 UK
HOME COOKING HCS-105 THE ADVENTURES OF JUKE BOY BONNER IN AUTHENTI CITY  (LP)
The Winds Came / Life's Highway / Lovin' Arms / A Distant Feel / Six Over Ten / Can't Win For Losin' / Rock Of Gibraltar / Tryin' To Keep It Together / A Woman's Mind / Blues For Tomorrow
-- reissue: "Adventures Of Juke Boy Bonner", Collectables COL-CD-5219, 1991 US --
1980 US
LUNAR L2M-2007 5TH WARD BLUES - LAST LIVE RECORDING  (10" LP)
Don't Get Down / Big Boss Man / Lyons Ave Blues / Talk To Your Daughter / Stranded In Houston / Leave Me And My Woman Alone / Rock Me Mama / Head Down To The Powerline (Drinking Song)
(recorded live at the Juneteenth Blues Festival, June 19, 1978)
1981 US
HOME COOKING HCS-113 WELDON "JUKE BOY" BONNER - THE TEXAS BLUES TROUBADOUR  (LP)
Nowhere To Run / Grandmas Will Dog You Around / Life's Highway / Loving Arms (original version) / Loving Arms (finished version) / Gimme Some Boone's Farm / It's A Shame, Shame, Shame / The Winds Came / A Distant Feel / Carried To The Cleaners And Hung Out To Dry / What'll I Tell The Children / Disappearing Act / Nothing But A Child / Six Over Ten
(recorded in Houston, Tx., 1968-1975)
1989 US
ACE CHD 269 THEY CALL ME JUKE BOY  (LP)
The Best Way To Lose The Blues / A Distant Feel / Nowhere To Run / Don't Ever Get Down / It Don't Take Too Much / Shame Shame Shame / Boone's Farm / What The Blues Has Done or Me / Texas Zydeco / Nothing But A Child / European Tour / Live My Troubles On Down / Loving Arms / Gettin' Low Down
(recorded in Houston, Tx., 1967-1969)
1989 UK
FLYRIGHT FLY CD 38 JUKE BOY BONNER, 1960-1967  (CD)
Look Out Lightnin' (prev. unissued) / Jumpin' With Juke-Boy (prev. unissued) / Dust My Broom (prev. unissued) / I'm Going Up, I'm Going Down / Who Was That A While Ago? (prev. unissued) / Three Ring Circus (prev. unissued) / Look Out Your Window (prev. unissued) / Life Is A Dirty Deal / True Love Waiting (prev.unrel.) / No Place To Run / Don't Cry On My Shoulder / How Well I Remember / I Live Where The Action Is / Nine Below Zero / Blues Blues Blues / Bad Breaks / Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do / You Don't Have To Go / I Wonder If You Know How It Is / Jumpin' At The Studio (prev. unissued)
1991 FRA/UK 
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5219 THE ADVENTURES OF JUKE BOY BONNER  (CD)
Rock Of Gibraltar / Lovin' Arms / Tryin' To Keep It Together / Life's Highway / The Winds Came / A Distant Feel / Six Over Ten / Can't Win For Losin' / A Woman's Mind / Blues For Tomorrow
(reissue of Home Cooking album)
1991 US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5227 WELDON "JUKEBOY" BONNER - THE TEXAS TROUBADOURS  (CD)
Nowhere To Run / Grandmas Will Dog You Around / Life's Highway / Loving Arms (orig. version) / Loving Arms (finished vers.) / Gimme Some Boone's Farm / It's A Shame, Shame, Shame / The Winds Came / A Distant Feel / Carried To The Cleaners And Hung Out To Dry / What'll I Tell The Children / Disappearing Act / Nothing But A Child / Six Over Ten
1991 US
SEQUEL NEX CD 209 THINGS AIN'T RIGHT - THE 1969 LONDON SESSIONS  (CD)
Let's Boogie On / Talkin' About Lightning / Well Well / Mr. Downchild / B.U. Blues / Regent Sound / Things Ain't Right / Belfast Blues / Trying To Call Home / Mojo Hand / Texas Turnpike / Sun's Going Down / Where I Live / Travellin' Shoes
(reissue of Liberty LP; recorded in London, November 1969)
1992 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5275 JUMPIN' WITH JUKE BOY  (CD)
Psycho Jump / Look Out Lightnin' / The Action Town / I'm Going Up, I'm Going Down / What You Want Me to Do? / Texas Zydeco / Look Out Your Window / Dust My Broom / My European Tour / Jumpin' With Juke-Boy / Who Was That A While Ago? / Live My Troubles On Down / Three Ring Circus / I Know That Somethings Wrong / Jumpin' At The Studio
1993 US
ARHOOLIE CD 375 LIFE GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL  (CD)
Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal / Going Back To The Country / Sad, Sad Sound / She Turns Me On / Hard Luck / Trying To Be Contented / Life Is A Nightmare / It's Time To Make A Change / Stay Off Lyons Avenue / My Blues / I'm Getting Tired / Over Ten Years Ago / I Got My Passport / I'm In The Big City / Houston, The Action Town / Running Shoes / Just A Blues / It Don't Take Too Much / Struggle Here In Houston / Railroad Tracks / Watch Your Buddies / When The Deal Goes Down / Being Black And I'm Proud
1993 US
ROCKIN' BLUES LP 1000 I LIVE WHERE THE ACTION IS  (LP)
Bad Breaks / No Place To Run / Dust My Broom / I Live Where The Action Is / Movin' Back To The Country / Nine Below Zero / Rock With Me Baby / Railroad Tracks / Running Shoes / It Don't Take Too Much / Texas Zydeco / I'm Getting Tired / She Turn me On / Gettin' Low Down
1997 ITA
ARHOOLIE CD 9040/CD 449 GHETTO POET  (CD)
Daylight Won't Catch Me Here / The Animal Gap / Time To Say Goodbye / Blues For Elmo / If I Sound Lowdown / Sportsman's Luck / California Here I Come / Zodico Jump / Getting Up From The Ground / Houston Beat / What Will I Tell The Children / All The Lonely Days / Childhood Dreams / Settin' The Record Straight / Rainin' In My Room / Let Me Run It Down To You / I Don't Go For Games / It's Enough
2003 US
BLUES FACTORY BFY 47031 NOWHERE TO RUN  (CD)
Life's Highway / Gimme Some Boone's Farm / Grandmas Will Dog You Around / Carried To The Cleaners And Hung Out To Dry / Nowhere To Run / Dust My Broom / Live My Troubles On Down / Who Was That Awhile Ago / Disappearing Act / The Best Way To Lose The Blues / It's A Shame, Shame, Shame / Loving Arms / Loving Arms / A Distant Feel / What'll I Tell The Children / The Winds Came / Nothing But A Child / Six Over Ten
2004 HOL




COMPILATIONS

STORYVILLE SV 177 V/A: BLUESCENE USA, VOL.2 - THE LOUISIANA BLUES  (LP)
My Time To Go / I'm Not Jiving / Can't Hardly Keep From Crying / Call Me Juke Boy / Let's Boogie / Going Crazy Over You / Just Got To Take A Ride / Blue River Rising
-- reissues: "In Person - The Louisiana Blues With The Fabulous Weldon 'Juke Boy' Bonner", Storyville Special LP 616005, 1969/Teichiku ULS-1823-R, 1975 JPN/Storyville 21010, 19?? FRA/Storyville SLP 841/Ace CDCHD 821, 2001 UK --
1965 DEN
ARHOOLIE 2001/2002 V/A: THE ROOTS OF AMERICA'S MUSIC  (2-LP)
Going Back To The Country
-- Japanese edition: Stateside/Toshiba SR-9323B, 1972 --
1968 US
JAN & DIL JR 451 V/A: MORE DOWN HOME BLUES  (7" EP)
Life Is A Dirty Deal
19?? UK
CBS S 63912 V/A: AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL '69 - LIVE! AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON  (LP)
Jumpin' With Juke Boy / Running Shoes
(recorded at Royal Albert Hall, London, October 3, 1969)
-- German edition: Scout SCS-6, 1970?/reissues: L+R 42.071, 19?? GER/L&R-Bellaphon CD CDLR 42071/L&R-Bellaphon 4-CD CDLR 726222, 2002 GER --
1970 UK
TOMATO TOM-2-7006 V/A: BLUES ROOTS  (2-LP)
Struggle Here In Boston
-- Japanese edition: RCA Victor SHP-6124/25/reissues: Tomato CD 2696042, 1988/Tomato 2-CD TOM-3001, 2002 --
1970 FRA
ARHOOLIE 2008 V/A: OAKLAND BLUES  (LP)
Well, Baby/Rock With Me Baby
-- Japanese edition: Trio PA-3063, 1975 --
1970 US
FLYRIGHT LP 4700 V/A: CHICKEN SUFF - HOUSTON GHETTO BLUES  (LP)
I Love You So / Lonesome House Blues / Slim's Blues / I'm Going Up, I'm Going Down
(recorded live in Houston, Texas in 1965 and 1967)
-- reissue: "Houston Ghetto Blues", Flyright FLY 527, 1977 UK --
1970 UK
CBS 66278 V/A: NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  (2-LP)
Runnin' Shoes
(issued in company with Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited)
1971 UK
FLYRIGHT LP 513 V/A: THOSE OLD HAPPY DAYS - 1960'S BLUES FROM THE GULF  (LP)
How Well Do I Remember / No Place To Run / Don't Cry On My Shoulder
(1967 Houston recordings)
1974 UK
GOLDBAND GRLP-7774/FC-12038 V/A: BLUESVILLE  (LP)
Blue River Rising
1974 US
SONET SNTX 1 V/A: THE LEGACY OF THE BLUES SAMPLER  (LP)
I'm A Bluesman
1975 UK
SONET/TEICHIKU GH-83-N V/A: GOLDENTIME OF BLUES SPIRITS  (LP)
I'm A Bluesman / Funny Money
1976 JPN
SONET/TEICHIKU SUX-37-N V/A: GOLDENTIME OF BLUES SPIRITS  (LP)
Problems All Around / Lonesome Ride Back Home / Tired Of The Greyhound Bus
1977 JPN
MOONSHINE BLP 117 V/A: TAKE A GREYHOUND BUS AND RIDE  (LP)
Life Is A Dirty Deal
198? HOL
HOME COOKING HCS-106 V/A: BLUES AS BIG AS TEXAS, VOL.1  (LP)
Carried To The Cleaners And Hung Out To Dry (prev. unissued)
-- reissue: Collectables COL/COL-CD 5220, 1991/1994 US --
1988 US
HOME COOKING HCS-109 V/A: TEXAS GUITAR GREATS  (LP)
1988 US
GNP CRESCENDO GNP/GNPS/GNPD-X-10010 V/A: LEGACY OF THE BLUES SAMPLER  (LP/CD)
I'm A Blues Man / Lonesome Ride Back Home
1989 US
SAVAGE KICK SK-505 V/A: SAVAGE KICK - BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.5  (LP)
Running Shoes
19?? UK
STOMPIN' 120 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.20 - THE COUNTRY BLUES  (LP)
Juke Boy Barner: Rock With Me Baby
19?? UK
SONET 202 V/A: LEGACY OF THE BLUES (MAXI SAMPLER)  (LP/CD)
I'm A Blues Man / Lonesome Ride Back Home
1990 UK
MUSIC MANIAC RECORDS MMLP 55001 V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES  (LP)
Gimme Some Boone's Farm
1990 GER
COLLECTABLES COL/COL-CD 5223 V/A: TEXAS GUITAR GREATS  (LP/CD)
Ted Hawley & Weldon Bonner: Trying To Keep It Together
1991/1994 US
ACE CDCHD 424 V/A: EDDIE'S HOUSE OF HITS - THE STORY OF GOLDBAND RECORDS  (CD)
Let's Boogie (take 2)
1992 UK
P-VINE PCD 2514 V/A: HOUSTON DEEP THROAT-BLUES, CHAPTER 1  (CD)
It's A Shame Shame Shame / Mojo Hand / Grandma's Will Dog You Around
1992? JPN
SEQUEL NEBCD 650 V/A: SEQUEL'S BLUES ON A FUSE!  (CD)
Mojo Hand
1993 UK
ACE CDCHD 427/GOLDBAND CD-744 V/A: BAYOU BLUES BLASTERS  (CD)
Just Got To Take A Ride (take 1)
1993 UK/US
WOLF 128.613 V/A: 1950'S OAKLAND BLUES - IRMA RECORDS  (LP/CD)
Well Baby / Rock With Me Baby
1994 AUT
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5087 V/A: THE GOLDBAND BLUES COLLECTION, PART 1  (CD)
Can't Hardly Keep From Crying / My Time To Go
1994 US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5088 V/A: THE GOLDBAND BLUES COLLECTION, PART 2  (CD)
True Love Waiting / My Time To Go
1994 US
ARHOOLIE CD 590 V/A: LET'S HAVE A BLUES BALL!  (CD)
Going Back To The Country / I'm In The Big City
1996 US
TAPPER T2 V/A: COUNTRY BLUES OBSCURITIES  (CD)
Rock With Me Baby
1999 UK
SILVERWOLF CD 1016 V/A: BLUES AT KERRVILLE  (CD)
I've Had The Blues
1999
BLUES FACTORY BFY 47012 V/A: LOW DOWN BLUES  (CD)
Life's Highway / Live My Troubles On Down
1999 HOL
BLUES FACTORY BFY 47013 V/A: BLUES IN MY SHOES  (CD)
Look Out Your Window / Dust My Broom
1999 HOL
ARHOOLIE CD 491 V/A: ARHOOLIE 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1960-2000: THE JOURNEY OF CHRIS STRACHWITZ  (CD)
Going Back To The Country
2000 US
ELAP MUSIC 57202CD V/A: ELECTRIC BLUES - TEXAS BLUES GREATEST  (CD)
Life's Highway / Trying To Keep It All Together (with Ted Hawley)
2001 UK
ACE CDCHD 821 V/A: GOIN' DOWN TO LOUISIANA - THE GOLDBAND DOWNHOME BLUES ANTHOLOGY  (CD)
Can't Hardly Keep From Crying / I'm Not Jiving / My Time To Go / Life Is A Dirty Deal (alt.) / Let's Boogie (take 1) / Just Got To Take A Ride (take 2) / Going Crazy About You (take 2) / Blue River Rising (take 3)
(extended reissue of Storyville LP)
2001 UK
TOMATO TOM-3001 V/A: BLUES ROOTS  (2-CD)
Struggle Here In Houston
2002 US
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)
Running Shoes
2002 GER
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
Running Shoes
2005 GER
TRIKONT US-0243 V/A: DOWN & OUT - THE SAD SOUL OF THE BLACK SOUTH  (CD)
Carried To The Cleaners & Hung Out To Dry
2005 GER
DOCUMENT DOCD-5619 V/A: RURAL BLUES, VOL.2 - 1951-1962  (CD)
Rock With Me Baby / Well Baby
2005 UK
ARHOOLIE CD 510 V/A: BLUES WITH A MESSAGE  (CD)
What Will I Tell The Children / It's Enough
2005 US
SAVAGE KICK SKCD 102 V/A: SAVAGE KICK, VOL.2  (CD)
Runnin' Shoes
2007 UK
ACROBAT MUSIC ACMCD4038 V/A: BOB GEDDINS' IRMA RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Well Baby / Rock With Me Baby
2008 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot | Jarmo Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | New Rock Record (Terry Hounsome, 1986) | Blues Unlimited #78 (1970) | Blues Unlimited #79 (1971) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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