J. B. Lenoir

J.B. Lenoir

Other Names: J.B. Lenore, J.B. Lenior

Personal: father: Dewitt Lenoir, mother: Roberta Ratliff (both guitarists)

Member of: JB and His Bayou Boys

* March 5, 1929 Monticello, Mississippi
1937 - raised/worked on father's farm from childhood - learned guitar form his father
from early 40s - left home to work outside music through South - worked with Sonny Boy Williamson (Alex Miller) and Elmore James at New York Inn, New Orelans LA
1949 - settled down in Chicago IL - worked with Big Bill Broonzy at Sylvio's, Chicago IL
1949 into 50s - worked outside music with frequent night gigs with Memphis Minnie, Big Maceo and Muddy Waters in local club dates, Chicgo IL
from 1950 - formed own JB and His Bayou Boys, working club dates, Chicago IL
1951 - recorded for Chess, Chicago IL
1952-54 - recorded for JOB, Chicago IL
1954-55 - recorded for Parrot, Chicago IL
1950s into 60s - frequently worked with his own band at White Rose Tavern, Sylvio's, Happy Home Club, Pepper's, Gate of Horn and others, Chicago IL
1955-58 - recorded for Checker, Chicago IL
late 50s - owned/operated Club Lolease, Chicago IL
1957 - worked with Big Bill Broonzy at Benefit Concert, KAM Temple, Chicago IL
1958 - recorded for Shad, New York City
1959 - worked at State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
c1960 - worked at Tay May Club, Chicago IL
1960 - recorded for VJ, Decca, Blue Horizon, Chicago IL
1963 - recorded for USA, Chicago IL - worked at Fickle Pickle, Chicago IL
1965 - recorded for CBS, Chicago IL - worked at Western Hall, Chicago IL - toured with American Folk Blues Festival through Europe
c1966 - recorded for Polydor, Champaign IL
1966 - worked at Sylvio's, Chicago IL - toured through Europe - CBS 62593, Alabama Blues released
April 29, 1967 Champaign [Blues Records, Allmusic] or Urbana [Blues Who's Who, Wikipedia] Illinois (suffered injuries in auto accident, consequently suffered heart attack three weeks later)
buried at Salem Church Cemetery, Monticello MS

1970 - Polydor 24-4011, J.B. Lenoir released

Instruments: guitar, harmonica

Influences: Big Bill Broonzy, Big Boy Crudup, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jim Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson

Influenced: John Mayall

Sources:
Wikipedia
Blues Who's Who
Fancourt, Les. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1943-70
Leadbitter, Mike. Slaven, Neil: Blues Records 1943 to 1970. A Selective Discography
www.wirz.de


Songs (with date of recording and first release):

5 Years (J.B. Lenoir)
1956.12.19 -- Chicago IL - 8463 Checker 874, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)

Afro-American Blues Hunch
1965.10.08 -- Hamburg GER - Scout 2, on: Look out, Sam ! Group Blues (released 196?) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Alabama Blues (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Alabama March (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 2154, on: One Of These Mornings (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)

Back Door
1958.08.11 -- Chicago IL - K90W-2914 Shad 5012 - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Junior Wells (h), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Jesse Fowler (d)
Bassology
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2324-1 JOB unissued, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.T. Brown (ts), J.B. Lenoir (g), Moody Jones (b), Alfred Wallace (d)
Born Dead (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
Brown Skin Woman
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.B. Lenoir (g), Michael Bloomfield (g)

Can't Live Without You Baby
1958.08.11 -- Chicago IL - K90W-2917 Shad 5010 - Junior Wells (v), Ernest Cotton (ts), Memphis Slim (p), J.B. Lenoir (g), unknown (b), Jesse Fowler (d)
Carrie Lee (J.B. Lenoir)
1950 or 1951 -- Chicago IL - JB-31642 JOB unissued, Chess 1463, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenore & His Bayou Boys (Sunnyland Slim (p), Leroy Foster (g), Alfred Wallace (d))

Daddy Talk To Your Son (J.B. Lenoir)
1958.00.00 -- Chicago IL - 8728 Checker 901. alt. tk. Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Leonard Caston (org), Joe Montgomery (p), Robert Lockwood (g), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Deep In Dept Blues (J.B. Lenoir)
1950 or 1951 -- Chicago IL - JB-31641 JOB unissued, Chess 1463 - J.B. Lenore & His Bayou Boys (Sunnyland Slim (p), Leroy Foster (g), Alfred Wallace (d))
Don't Dog Your Woman
1955.09.14 -- Chicago IL - 7901 Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Don't Touch My Head!!! (J.B. Lenoir)
1956.12.19 -- Chicago IL - 8360 Checker 856, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Do What I Say (J.B. Lenoir)
1960.05.19 -- Chicago IL - 60-1431 Vee Jay 352, 1020, on: The Blues (released 1960) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Jesse Fowler (d)
Down In Mississippi (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v), Fred Below (d)

Eisenhower Blues (J.B. Lenoir)
19954.04.00? or 1954.10.06 -- Chicago IL - P-53203-5 Parrot 802, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976). P-53203-1 Relic 8017, on: The Parrot Sessions 1954-55 (released 1989) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lorenzo Smith (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
Everybody Crying About Vietnam (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.10.08 -- Hamburg GER - Scout 1, on: Bye Bye, Bird ... Solo Blues (released 196?) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Everybody Wants To Know (Laid Off Blues)
1955.00.00? -- Chicago IL - Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Everything I Do
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp,perc)]

Feeling Good (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v), Fred Below (d)
Fine Girls (J.B. Lenoir)
1955.10.06 -- Chicago IL - P-55276 Parrot 821, Relic 8017, on: The Parrot Sessions 1954-55 (released 1989) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
For You, My Love
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.B. Lenoir (g)
Fox Squirrel
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp)

Give Me One More Shot
1955.03.14 -- Chicago IL - P-55227 Parrot unissued, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J. B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
God's Word
1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Good Advice (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Good Looking Woman
1958.00.00 -- Chicago IL - 8730 Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Leonard Caston (org), Joe Montgomery (p), Robert Lockwood (g), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)

Honky Tonky
1963.07.23 -- Chicago IL - 792 USA 745. alt. tk. Flyright 590, on: Out Of Bad Luck (released 1983) - Koko Taylor (v), Jarrett "Gerry" Gibson (bs), Lafayette Leake (p), J.B. Lenoir (g), Milton Rector (b), Clifton James (d)
How Can I Leave (J.B. Lenoir)
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2322-1 JOB 1012 - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (J.T. Brown (ts), Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
How Much More (J.B. Lenoir)
1952.00.00 -- Chicago IL - U 1011 JOB 1008, Juke Joint 1501, on: Blues Is Killing Me: 14 Rare Performances (released 1978) - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
- Sept. 2, 1966 - Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)

I Been Down So Long
1960.07.17 -- Chicago IL - Blue Horizon? unissued, Decca 4664, on: Conversation With The Blues: A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver (released 1965) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
I Don't Care What Nobody Say
1960.07.17 -- Chicago IL - Blue Horizon 1004, CBS 66278, on: Nothing But The Blues (released 1971) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
I Don't Know --> see: She Don't Know
I Feel Alright
1951.10.22 -- Chicago IL - JOB unissued - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), Alfred Wallce (d)
I Feel So Good
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v)
1963.07.23 -- Chicago IL - 790 USA 744. alt. tks Flyright 590, on: Out Of Bad Luck (released 1983) - J.B. Lenoir & His African Hunch Rhythm (Donald Hankins (ts), Jarrett Gibson (bs), Lafayette Leake (p), Milton Rector (b), Willie Smith (d), Willie Dixon (v,on Flyright 590))
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v), Fred Below (d)
1965.10.08 -- Hamburg GER - Scout 2, on: Look out, Sam ! Group Blues (released 196?) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
If I Get Lucky
1965.10.08? -- Hamburg GER - ACT 9204, on: Lost Blues Tapes Vol. 1 American Folk Blues Festival 1963-65 (released 1994) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
If I Give My Love To You (J.B. Lenoir)
1955.09.14 -- Chicago IL - 7903 Checker 844, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
If You Love Me
1955.0.00? -- Chicago IL - Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
I Had My Trouble
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
I Have Married
1952.00.00 -- Chicago IL - U 1008 JOB unissued, J 42343-1 Flyright 564, on: J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie-The Tay May Club The Job series Vol. 2 (relased 1980) - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
I'll Die Tryin' (J.B. Lenoir)
1952.00.00 -- Chicago IL - U 1010-1 JOB 1016 - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
I Lost My Baby (J.B. Lenoir)
1955.10.06 -- Chicago IL - P-55277 Parrot 821, Relic 8017, on: The Parrot Sessions 1954-55 (released 1989) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
I'm Gonna Die Someday
1955.10.06 -- Chicago IL - Parrot unissued, Relic 8017, on: The Parrot Sessions 1954-55 (released 1989) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Gavin (d)
I'm In Korea (J.B. Lenoir)
1954.04.00? or 1954.10.06 -- Chicago IL - P-53202 Parrot 802, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lorenzo Smith (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
In the Evening
1950.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JOB unreleased, Negro Rhythm Records 107, on: Goin' to chicago blues! 1949 - 1957 (released 1978) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Snooky Pryor (h), Sunnyland Slim (p), Eddie Taylor? (g)
I Sing Um The Way I Feel (J.B. Lenoir)
1963.07.23 -- Chicago IL - 789 USA 744. alt. tks Flyright 590, on: Out Of Bad Luck (released 1983) - J.B. Lenoir & His African Hunch Rhythm (Donald Hankins (ts), Lafayette Leake (p), Milton Rector (b), Willie Smith (d), "Peeples" (bgs))
It's Like Heaven To Me --> see: Like Heaven To Me
It's the Thing
1960.05.19 -- Chicago IL - 60-1429 Vee Jay unissued - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Jesse Fowler (d)
It's You Baby
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.B. Lenoir (g), John Lee Granderson (g)
I've Been Down So Long (J.B. Lenoir)
1956.12.19 -- Chicago IL - 8362 Checker 856, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins? (as), Ernest Cotton? (ts), Joe Montgomery? (p), Willie Dixon? (b), Al Galvin? (d)
I Wanna Play A Little While --> see: Play A Little While
I Want My Baby (J.B. Lenoir)
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2321-4 JOB 1016, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964). U-2321-1 Flyright 564, on: J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie-The Tay May Club The Job series Vol. 2 (relased 1980) - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (J.T. Brown (ts), Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
I Want The Whole World To Know
1965.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 2154, on: One Of These Mornings (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)...?
I Want To Go (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
I Want To Know
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)

J.B.'s Harp Rack Blues
1963.07.09 - - Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g,h)
J.B.'s Rock
1955.00.00? -- Chicago IL - Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)

Korea Blues (J.B. Lenoir)
1950 or 1951 -- Chicago IL - JB-31644 JOB unissued, Chess 1449, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenore & His Bayou Boys (Sunnyland Slim (p), Leroy Foster (g), Alfred Wallace (d))
1965.00.00 -- Chicago IL - Spivey 1009, on: Encore For The Chicago Blues (released 196?) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lafayette Leake (p), Willie Dixon (b)

Leaving Here (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
Lenoir Blues
1955.00.00? -- Chicago IL - Chess unissued - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Let Me Die With the One I Love (J.B. Lenoir)
1955.09.14 -- Chicago IL - 7902 Checker 844, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Let's Roll (J.B. Lenoir)
1951.10.22 -- Chicago IL - J 42343-2 JOB 112, J 42343-1 Flyright 564, on: J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie-The Tay May Club The Job series Vol. 2 (relased 1980) - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), Alfred Wallce (d))
Lettie Mae
1951.10.22 -- Chicago IL - JOB unissued - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), Alfred Wallce (d))
Like Heaven To Me
1963.07.23 -- Chicago IL - 791 USA 745. alt. tk. Flyright 590, on: Out Of Bad Luck (released 1983) - Koko Taylor (v), Jarrett "Gerry" Gibson (bs), Lafayette Leake (p), J.B. Lenoir (g), Milton Rector (b), Clifton James (d), "Peeples" (bgs)
Livin' In the White House
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2326 JOB unissued, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964) - Johnny Shines (v), Sunnyland Slim (p), J.T. Brown (ts), J.B. Lenoir (g), Moody Jones (b), Alfred Wallace (d)
Lou Ella (J.B. Lenoir)
1958.08.11 -- Chicago IL - K90W-2915 Shad 5012 - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Junior Wells (h), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Jesse Fowler (d)
Louise (J.B. Lenoir)
1951.10.22 -- Chicago IL - J 42342 JOB 1102 - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), Alfred Wallce (d))
1963.07.09 - - Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Low Down Dirty Shame
1955.09.14 -- Chicago IL - 7904 Checker 844, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)

Mama (Mamma) Talk To Your Daughter (J.B. Lenoir)
1954.10.06 -- Chicago IL - P-53214-2 Parrot 809, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lorenzo Smith (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - JSP 2154, on: One Of These Mornings (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
Mama What About Your Daughter --> see: What About Your Daughter
Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me (J.B. Lenoir)
1955.03.14 -- Chicago IL - P-55224 Parrot 814, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J. B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
Man Watch Your Woman (J.B. Lenoir)
1954.10.06 -- Chicago IL - P-53215 Parrot 809, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lorenzo Smith (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
Mississippi Road (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
The Mojo (J.B. Lenoir)
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2319-4 JOB 1012, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964). U-2319-1 Flyright 564, on: J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie-The Tay May Club The Job series Vol. 2 (relased 1980) - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (J.T. Brown (ts), Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
Mojo Boogie (J.B. Lenoir)
1960.07.17 -- Chicago IL - Blue Horizon 1004, CBS 66232, on: The Story Of The Blues, Vol. 2 (released 1972) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
The Mountain (J.B. Lenoir)
1952.00.00 -- Chicago IL - U 1009 JOB 1008 - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
Move To Kansas City
1960.07.17 -- Chicago IL - Blue Horizon? unissued, Decca 4664, on: Conversation With The Blues: A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver (released 1965) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Mumble Low
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v)
My Baby Told Me (J.B. Lenoir)
1950 or 1951 -- Chicago IL - JB-31643 JOB unissued, Chess 1449 - J.B. Lenore & His Bayou Boys (Sunnyland Slim (p), Leroy Foster (g), Alfred Wallace (d))
My Dear Old Mother
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Roots 1005, on: J.B. Lenoir-Sunnyland Slim-Lazy Bill: Chance Vintage Blues R&B Chops Vol. 3 (released 1977) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
My Father's Style
1960.07.17 -- Chicago IL - Blue Horizon? unissued, Decca 4664, on: Conversation With The Blues: A Documentary of Field Recordings by Paul Oliver (released 1965) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
My Mama Told Me
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp)
My Name Is J B Lenoir
1965.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 2154, on: One Of These Mornings (released 2003) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)...?

Natural Man
1955.09.14 -- Chicago IL - 7900 Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Need Somebody's Help (J.B. Lenoir)
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp,perc)]

Oh Baby (J.B. Lenoir)
1960.05.19 -- Chicago IL - 60-1428 Vee Jay 352. alt. tk. Python 25, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1968) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Jesse Fowler (d)
[Oh Captain (= One Of These Mornings) (J.B. Lenoir)
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp,perc)]
One Of These Mornings (J.B. Lenoir)
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (sp,perc)

People Are Meddling (In Our Affairs) (J.B. Lenoir)
1951.10.22 -- Chicago IL - J 42344 JOB 112 - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), Alfred Wallce (d))
Piney Brown Blues
1963.07.09 -- Chicago IL - Fuel 2000, on: J. B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim & Friends: Live In '63 (released 2003) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.B. Lenoir (g)
Play A Little While (J.B. Lenoir)
1951.10.22 -- Chicago IL - J 42341 JOB 1102 - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (Sunnyland Slim (p), Alfred Wallce (d))
Please Don't
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2327-2 JOB unissued, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964) - Johnny Shines (v), Sunnyland Slim (p), J.T. Brown (ts), J.B. Lenoir (g), Moody Jones (b), Alfred Wallace (d)
Please Don't Go Away
1950.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JOB unreleased, Negro Rhythm Records 107, on: Goin' to chicago blues! 1949-1957 (released 1978) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Snooky Pryor (h), Sunnyland Slim (p), Eddie Taylor? (g)

Remove This Rope (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
Round And Round (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)

She Don't Know (J.B. Lenoir)
1958.00.00 -- Chicago IL - 8729 Checker 901. alt. tk. I Don't Know Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Leonard Caston (org), Joe Montgomery (p), Robert Lockwood (g), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)...
Shot On James Meredith (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
Slow Down
1965.10.08 -- Hamburg GER - Fontana 885, on: American Folk Blues Festival '65-Studio Session (released 1966?) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Shakey Horton (h)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
Sitting Down Thinking
1955.10.06 -- Chicago IL - Parrot unissued, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lorenzo Smith (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
Slow Down Woman
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2320-2 JOB unissued, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964). U-2320-1 Flyright 564, on: J.B. Lenoir: Mojo Boogie-The Tay May Club The Job series Vol. 2 (relased 1980) - J.B. Lenoir & His Combo (J.T. Brown (ts), Sunnyland Slim (p), unknown (b), Alfred Wallce (d))
So Tired
1958.08.11 -- Chicago IL - K90W-2916 Shad 5010 - Junior Wells (v), Ernest Cotton (ts), Memphis Slim (p), J.B. Lenoir (g), unknown (b), Jesse Fowler (d)

Tax Paying Blues
1954.10.06? -- Chicago IL - P-53203AA Parrot 802 - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Lorenzo Smith (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)

Vietnam (Blues) (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)
Voodoo Boogie
1958.00.00 -- Chicago IL - 8731 Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Leonard Caston (org), Joe Montgomery (p), Robert Lockwood (g), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
Voodoo Music (J.B. Lenoir)
1966.09.02 -- Chicago IL - Polydor 24-4011, on: J.B. Lenoir (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Fred Below (d)

We've Both Got To Realise (We Can't Go On This Way)
1955.03.14 -- Chicago IL - P-55226 Parrot unissued, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J. B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
The Whale (Has Swallowed Me) (J.B. Lenoir)
1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v), Fred Below (d)
1965.03.05 or 1965.05.05 -- Chicago IL - CBS 62593, on: Alabama Blues (released 1966) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g)
What About Your Daughter (J.B. Lenoir)
1956.12.19 -- Chicago IL - 8363 Checker 874, Chess 410, on: Natural Man (released 1970) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
What Can I Do
1960.05.19 -- Chicago IL - 60-1430 Vee Jay unissued - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Jesse Fowler (d)
What Have I Done (J.B. Lenoir)
1955.03.14 -- Chicago IL - P-55225 Parrot 814, Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J. B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Al Galvin (d)
When I Am Drinking
1956.12.19 -- Chicago IL - 8361 Chess 208, on: Chess Masters (released 1976) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Alex Atkins (as), Ernest Cotton (ts), Joe Montgomery (p), Willie Dixon (b), Al Galvin (d)
When I Was Young
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2323-1 JOB unissued, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.T. Brown (ts), J.B. Lenoir (g), Moody Jones (b), Alfred Wallace (d)
When My Left Eye Jumps
1962.00.00 -- Chicago IL - JSP 1105, on: J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon: One Of These Mornings (released 1986) - J.B. Lenoir (v,g), Willie Dixon (v)
Worried About My Baby
1953.01.12 -- Chicago IL - U-2325-1 JOB unissued, Constellation 6, on: A Bucket Of Blues Collector's Schowcase-Vol. 6 (released 1964) - Sunnyland Slim (v,p), J.T. Brown (ts), J.B. Lenoir (g), Moody Jones (b), Alfred Wallace (d)

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