Jimmie Gordon: 1934-1941

Jimmie Gordon: 1934-1941

by Jimmie Gordon



This blues vocalist recorded 62 selections during 1934-1941 and four additional cuts in 1946. Thirty-eight are on the two CDs released in the Story of the Blues series by Da Music, which is not as complete a series as the one by Document. The first volume has some of the performances from nine of his sessions. Gordon, who was often based in St. Louis while recording in New York and Chicago, often used jazz backing, and his sidemen on the 20 selections on this CD include flugelhornist Joe Bishop (from the Woody Herman Orchestra), pianist Sammy Price, guitarists Teddy Bunn and Lonnie Johnson, trumpeter Frankie Newton, altoist Pete Brown, drummer Zutty Singleton, and pianist Richard M. Jones in addition to lesser-known Chicago musicians. Most of the blues songs are good-time music and the performances are easy to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1991
UPC: 0031397351024
catalogNumber: 3510


  1. Mean Mistreated Blues
  2. Yo Yo Mama Blues
  3. She Wants to Rattle Me All the Time
  4. Plenty Trouble on Your Hand
  5. Alberta Alberta
  6. Keep Your Nose out of Other People's Business
  7. Bleeding Heart Blues
  8. Number Runner's Blues
  9. Me and My Gin
  10. Delhia
  11. Do That Thing
  12. The Mojo Blues
  13. St. Peter Blues
  14. If the Walls Could Talk
  15. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  16. Ease It to Me
  17. Henpecked Man
  18. L and N Blues
  19. Beer Drinking Woman
  20. I'm Gonna Cut Out

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Gordon   Primary Artist,Piano,Accordion,Vocals
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Pete Brown   Alto Saxophone
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Richard M. Jones   Piano
Sammy Price   Piano
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Buster Bennett   Alto Saxophone
Richard "Dick" Fullbright   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
John Lindsay   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Horace Malcolm   Piano
Charlie McCoy   Guitar
Joe McCoy   Guitar
Odell Rand   Clarinet
Joe Bishop   Flute,Flugelhorn
Fred Flynn   Drums
Richard M. Jones' Jazz Wizards   Piano

Technical Credits

Johnny Parth   Producer
Rudi Straeger   Executive Producer

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