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Homesick James

His birth date may have been in doubt (he claimed he was born as early as 1905), but the slashing slide guitar skills of Homesick James Williamson were never in question. Many of his most satisfying recordings placed him in solo settings, where his timing eccentricities didn't disrupt the proceedings (though he made some fine band-backed waxings as well).

Williamson was playing guitar at age ten and soon ran away from his Tennessee home to play at fish fries and dances. His travels took the guitarist through Mississippi and North Carolina during the 1920s, where he crossed paths with Yank Rachell, Sleepy John Estes, Blind Boy Fuller, and Big Joe Williams.

Settling in Chicago during the 1930s, Williamson played local clubs and recorded for RCA Victor in 1937. The miles and gigs had added up before Williamson made some of his finest sides in 1952-1953 for Art Sheridan's Chance Records (including the classic "Homesick" that gave him his enduring stage name).

James also worked extensively as a sideman, backing harp great Sonny Boy Williamson in 1945 at a Chicago gin joint called The Purple Cat and during the 1950s with his cousin, slide master Elmore James (to whom Homesick was stylistically indebted). He also recorded with James during the 1950s. Homesick's own output included crashing 45s for Colt and USA in 1962, a fine 1964 album for Prestige, and four tracks on a Vanguard anthology in 1965.

Williamson recorded into the 1990s, issuing albums on Appaloosa and Earwig, and continued touring and making festival appearances well into the 2000s. Williamson's last public appearance was at a British blues festival in July of 2006; he died on December 13 of that year. Throughout his life -- and even when he was in his nineties -- there was nothing over-the-hill about the blues of Homesick James Williamson. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Live In Austria

1. Gotta Move (Live)

2. Set A Date (Live)

3. Meet Me In The Bottom (Live)

4. Can't Afford To Do It (Live)

5. Sweet Home Tennessee (Live)

6. Woman I Love (Live)

7. Don't Lie To Me (Live)

8. Shake Your Money Maker (Live)

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Track List: Goin' Back Home

1. Homecoming Blues

2. My Gal Blues

3. Keep Your Hands To Yourself

4. 1000 Woman Blues

5. Walking The Backstreets

6. Homesick's Contribution To Jazz

7. Live Life Over

8. Lonesome Train

9. Highway 59

10. Texas Dust

11. Isolation Blues

12. Weep & Moan

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Track List: Shake Your Money Maker

1. Gotta Move

2. Set A Date

3. The Sky Is Cryin

4. Cross Out Saw

5. That's All Right Mama

6. Shake Your Money Maker

7. Homesick Boogie

8. Woman I Love

9. Early In The Morning

10. Bottle Up And Go

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Track List: Home Sweet Homesick James

1. Highway 51

2. Lonesome Train

3. Homesick's Original Dust My Broom

4. Kissing In The Dark

5. Sweet Home Chicago

6. Mailman

7. Shake Your Money Maker

8. Dust My Broom

9. Worried About My Baby

10. Gotta Move - Can't Stay Here No More

11. Tin Pan Alley

12. Careless Love

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Track List: Got To Move

1. Can't Afford To Do It

2. Tin Pan Alley

3. Mr. Pawnshop Man (Three Ball Blues)

4. Baby Please Set A Date

5. Welfare Girl

6. Hawaiian Boogie

7. Dust My Broom

8. That's All Right

9. Highway 51

10. Tennessee Woman

11. Got To Move

12. Bein' With The One You Love

13. Homesick's Woman

14. Homesick Talking

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Track List: Goin' Back In The Times

1. Livin' Like A Bear

2. Bad Situation

3. Kissing In The Dark

4. Better Know What You Runnin' From

5. Goin' Back In The Times

6. Rocky Mountain

7. They Call Me Hot Foot Homesick

8. What Done Got Into That Woman

9. Crossroads Years Ago (Honeyboy Is A Friend Of Mine)

10. Bitin' Me And Shakin Me Up And Down

11. .38 Pistol

12. Untitled Track

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Track List: Blues On The South Side

1. The Woman I'm Lovin'

2. She May Be Your Woman

3. Goin' Down Swingin'

4. Homesick's Shuffle

5. Johnny Mae

6. Gotta Move

7. Lonesome Road

8. Working With Homesick

9. The Cloud Is Crying

10. Homesick's Blues

11. Crawlin'

12. Stones In My Passway

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I love those old blues sngers
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wow once again pandora introduced me to another great blues player

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