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Playlist of Homesick James

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  • Homesick James Williamson - Lonesome Ole Train

    3:14

    Chance Records 1952 B/W Farmers Blues

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  • Homesick James-Home Sweet Homesick James

    46:27

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  • HOMESICK JAMES - SET A DATE - COLT

    2:43

  • Roosevelt Sykes / Homesick James - Chicago Blues Festival 1970

    21:49

    Roosevelt Sykes / Homesick James - Chicago Blues Festival 1970

    Roosevelt Sykes
    - Miss Durty Gurty Blues (70-061) *
    - Put Up Or Shut Up (70-062) [] *
    - Domestic Nurse Blues (70-060-2) *
    - Thanks But No Thanks (70-063) *
    - Mighty Men (instr) (70-064) *

    Homesick James
    - I Believe My Baby's Gone (70-070) #
    - I've Got To Move (70-067) #
    - Can't Do It (70-071) #
    - Homesick's Rock (70-069) #
    - That's All Right For You (70-066) #
    - Shake Your Money Maker (70-072) #

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  • Homesick James Somebodys Been Talkin

    3:05

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Composed by James Williamson

    Homesick James Williamson:Vocals & Slide Guitar

    Evans Spencer:Guitar

    Washboard Sam:Washboard

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. Thursday, March 26, 1964

    Originally issued on and this recording taken from the 1968 album Encore! For The Chicago Blues (Spivey LP-1009) (LP)

  • David Honeyboy Edwards - Homesick James - Robert Jr Lockwood, Chicago Blues Festival. 2004

    49:18

    W/ Jerry Ricks Dusty Brown & Billy Flynn
    Acoustic Roundtable
    2004-06-11
    Chicago, Il
    Chicago Blues Festival
    Front Porch Stage


    01) Intro Of Homesick James
    02) Sitting Down - Tuning
    03) Song By Homesick James
    04) Honeyboy Intro - Honeyboy Edwards Sings
    05) Rjl Intro - Steadry Rollin Man Rlj Singning
    06) Tuning -Crowd Shouts Down In Front
    07) Song By Honeyboy
    08) Song By Billy Flynn?
    09) Sweet Home Chicago
    10) Honeyboy Song
    11) C.C. Rider By Homesick?
    12) Tuning
    13) Song By Honeyboy
    14) Applause -Tuning
    15) ??
    16) Talking - Baby Please Dont Go
    17) Applause -Tuning
    18) Move To Kansas City -Outro

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  • Homesick James Stones In My Passway

    3:18

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Composed by Robert Johnson

    Homesick James Williamson:Vocals & Slide Guitar

    Lafayette Leake:Piano

    Lee Jackson:Bass

    Clifton James:Drums

    Note: The album cover erroneously credits Eddie Taylor as the bassist.

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. Tuesday, January 7, 1964

    Originally issued on and this recording taken from the 1964 album Homesick James:Blues On The South Side (Prestige 7388) (LP)

  • Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Shake Your Money Maker

    2:47

    blues

  • Homesick James - I Got To Move

    2:43

    Homesick James - I Got To Move
    rec. mid 1960s in New York City; Homesick James, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca; Willie Dixon, perc
    ... recording first published on and taken from Spivey LP 1015 (US 1970) Spivey's Blues Cavalcade - Blues and More Blues! --- never re-released on CD!

    source of Homesick James photo: Front cover of Spivey LP 1015 (US 1970) Spivey's Blues Cavalcade - Blues and More Blues!; photographer: Len Kunstadt
    source of Walter Horton photo: Back cover of Spivey LP 1015 (US 1970) Spivey's Blues Cavalcade - Blues and More Blues!; photographer's name not given

    Spivey Records discography at
    Homesick James discography at
    Walter Horton discography at

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  • Homesick James Crawlin BLUESVILLE 826

    2:15

    64 instrumental blues

  • Homesick James Williamson - The Woman I Love

    2:55

    Homesick James Williamson And His Trio Chance Records 1953 B/W Homesick
    James Henry Williamson (Voc/Guitar)
    Lazy Bill Lucas (Piano)
    Johnny Shines (Guitar)
    Alfred Elkins (Bass)

  • Homesick James

    16:28

    Maryport 2006 , 96 year old Homesick James played his final gig

  • Homesick James - Sweet & Kind Lovin Woman

    6:45

    Taken from My Home Ain't Here (The New Orleans Session)
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    © Copyright: 2004 Fedora Records, Inc.
    ℗ Production: 2004 Fedora Records, Inc.

  • Homesick James - Ain-t Sick No More

    39:04

  • Homesick James and His Dusters-Somebody Been Talkin

    2:19

    Somebody Been Talkin'

    Homesick James g.v
    Willie Dixon Bass
    Frank Kirkland Drums

  • HOMESICK JAMES - Somebody Been Talkin

    2:17

    HOMESICK JAMES - Somebody Been Talkin'
    ALBUM The Best Of The Chicago Blues (1970)
    Homesick James (April 30, 1910 – December 13, 2006) was an American blues musician known for his mastery of the slide guitar. He recorded covers of Stones in My Passway and Homesick. He worked with his cousin, Elmore James, and with Sonny Boy Williamson II. His birth name is variously reported as John William Henderson, James Williams, or James Williamson.

  • Homesick James - My Home Aint Here

    2:43

    Homesick James - My Home Ain't Here
    rec. August 1964 in Chicago, IL by Willie Dixon; Homesick James, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca, sp; Henry Gray or Willie Mabon, p; Mighty Joe Young, g; Willie Dixon, b; Clifton James, dr
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Sunnyland LP KS 101 (UK 1971) Have A Good Time - Chicago Blues --- never re-released on CD!
    A different take of this song from the same session has been used on Decca LK 4748 (UK 1966) Blues Southside Chicago (reissued in 1978 as Flyright LP 521) under the title of I Got To Move

    Homesick James discography at
    Sunnyland Records discography at

  • Homesick James - Little And Low

    2:38

    Homesick James - Little And Low
    rec. August 1964 in Chicago, IL by Willie Dixon; Homesick James, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca; Henry Gray or Willie Mabon, p; Mighty Joe Young, g; Willie Dixon, b; Clifton James, dr
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Sunnyland LP KS 101 (UK 1971) Have A Good Time - Chicago Blues --- never re-released on CD!

    Homesick James discography at
    Sunnyland Records discography at

  • Homesick James - Come On Back

    5:44

    Taken from My Home Ain't Here (The New Orleans Session)
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    © Copyright: 2004 Fedora Records, Inc.
    ℗ Production: 2004 Fedora Records, Inc.

  • HOMESICK JAMES - Sweet Home Tennessee

    5:17

    From CD, Album ''Sweet Home Tennessee'' 1992 [Appaloosa ‎– APP 6109, USA]
    Vocals, Guitar - Homesick James
    Guitar – Casey Lutton
    Bass – Doug Cook
    Drums – Waldo Latowsky

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  • Homesick James - Been Round A Long Time

    2:39

    Homesick James - Been 'Round A Long Time
    rec. July 1971 in Chicago, IL; Homesick James, voc, g; prob. (according to Al Smith): Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Willie Williams, dr; prod. by Al Smith
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Blues on Blues LP BOB 10000 (on label: BOB 1000) (US 1971) Homesick James: The Country Blues --- never re-released on CD, afaik!

    source of Homesick James photo: Back cover of Blues On Blues BOB 10000; photographer's name not given

    Homesick James discography at
    Blues On Blues discography at

  • Homesick James - Workin With Homesick

    3:18

  • Music in the Wild 1988 Homesick James Williamson

    1:46

    Blues legend Homesick James Williamson from Chicago Illinois.

  • Homesick James - Shake Your Money Maker

    54:25

  • Homesick James - Homesicks original dust my broom

    3:17

    Off 'Home sweet Homesick James' -
    Homesick James / Acoustic guitar , vocal

  • HOMESICK JAMES - Homesicks BLUES

    3:12

  • Homesick James - Shake Your Money Maker

    2:32

    Taken from The Last of the Broomdusters
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    © Copyright: 1998 Fedora Records, Inc.
    ℗ Production: 1998 Fedora Records, Inc.

  • Go Away - Homesick James

    3:06

    Go Away - Homesick James

  • Homesick James - Set A Date

    2:51

    Homesick James - Set A Date (erroneously listed as Set A Day on back cover and labels)
    rec. July 1971 in Chicago, IL; Homesick James, voc, g; prob. (according to Al Smith): Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Willie Williams, dr; prod. by Al Smith
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Blues on Blues LP BOB 10000 (on label: BOB 1000) (US 1971) Homesick James: The Country Blues --- never re-released on CD, afaik!

    source of Homesick James photo: Back cover of Blues On Blues BOB 10000; photographer's name not given

    Homesick James discography at
    Blues On Blues discography at

  • Homesick James - Early one morning

    3:21

    blues

  • Homesick James plays the blues

    1:27

    Bluesman Homesick James Williamson, at home in the 1970s.

  • Homesicks Shuffle

    4:13

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Homesick's Shuffle · Homesick James

    Blues On The South Side

    ℗ 1966 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1990-01-01

    Composer Lyricist: Homesick James

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  • Homesick James - 12 years old boy

    3:24

    From LP Homesick James - Ain't Sick No More (Bluesway ‎– BLS-6071) (1973)

    I do not own the copyrights to this recordings, so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.

  • Homesick James My Babys Sweet

    2:57

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Composed by James Williamson

    Homesick James Williamson:Vocals & Slide Guitar

    Donald Hankins:Baritone Sax

    Lafayette Leake:Piano

    Milton Rector:Bass

    Clifton James:Drums

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. Tuesday, July 23, 1963

    Originally issued on the 1963 single (USA 746) (45 RPM)

    This recording taken from the 2002 album The USA Records Blues Story (Fuel 2000 302 061 209-2) (CD)

  • Homesick James - Early One Morning

    3:27

    Taken from The Last of the Broomdusters
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  • Homesick James - Little & Low

    4:57

    Taken from My Home Ain't Here (The New Orleans Session)
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  • Goin Down Swingin

    3:45

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Goin' Down Swingin' · Homesick James Williamson

    Blues On The South Side

    ℗ 1964 Prestige Records, Inc./Original Blues Classics

    Released on: 1990-01-01

    Composer Lyricist: Homesick James Williamson

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  • Homesick James - Go Away, Go Away Blues

    2:15

    Homesick James - Go Away, Go Away Blues
    rec. July 1971 in Chicago, IL; Homesick James, voc, g; prob. (according to Al Smith): Louis Myers, g; Dave Myers, b; Willie Williams, dr; prod. by Al Smith
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Blues on Blues LP BOB 10000 (on label: BOB 1000) (US 1971) Homesick James: The Country Blues --- never re-released on CD, afaik!

    source of Homesick James photo: Back cover of Blues On Blues BOB 10000; photographer's name not given

    Homesick James discography at
    Blues On Blues discography at

  • Homesick James - Gotta Move

    3:10

    Taken from My Home Ain't Here (The New Orleans Session)
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  • Cant Afford To Do It

    2:34

    Provided to YouTube by Redeye Distribution

    Can't Afford To Do It · Homesick James

    Blues From The Vaults

    ℗ 2012 BMG Platinum Songs OBO Arc Music

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Composer: James Williamson
    Music Publisher: BMG Platinum Songs OBO Arc Music

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  • Lonesome Road

    3:22

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    Lonesome Road · Homesick James

    Blues On The South Side

    ℗ 1966 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1990-01-01

    Composer Lyricist: Homesick James

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  • Ballad of Homesick James

    3:54

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Ballad of Homesick James · Homesick James

    King Dracula

    ℗ 2017 Pinnacle Productions LLC

    Released on: 2017-10-21

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  • Homesick James - Chicago Blues Festival Part 7

    3:28

    Homesick James (vocal & guitar)
    May 31, 1996

  • HOMESICK JAMES & SNOOKY PRYOR - American Blues Legends 73, Volkhaus Zurich, Switzerland. 1973

    48:52

    1. MY BABY'S GONE
    2. BABY, PLEASE SET A DATE
    3. GOTTA MOVE
    4. I HELD MY BABBY LAST NIGHT/NINE BELOW ZERO
    5. BOOGIE TWIST
    6. I CAN'T FEEL GOOD NO MORE (aka My Head is Turning Grey)
    7. ?
    8. Instrumental

  • crossroads homesick james

    2:48

    none

  • Homesick James + Aces and Roosevelt Sykes - Working With Homesick 1970 France

    3:48

    TV Session France 1970 - Homesick James; Roosevelt Sykes; Myers Bros; Freddy Below

  • HOMESICK JAMES AND BLUES BAND

    40:19

    HOMESICK JAMES AND BLUES BAND

    Was an American Blues Musician Known for his
    Mastery of the slide guitar.
    He worked with his cousin, Elmore James, and with
    Sonny Boy Williamson II.

    1. Sweet Home Tennessee
    2 I. Gotta Move
    3. Meet Me In The Bottom
    4. Come Back Baby
    5. Can't Afford To Do It
    6. Kissing In The Dark
    7. Married Woman
    8. Woman I Love

    Homesick James Williamson

    B. April 30, 1910 - (Somerville, Tennessee)
    D. December 13, 2006 - (Springfield, Missouri)

    Homesick James - vocals/guitar
    Casey Lutton - Guitar
    Richard Flemming - Piano
    Doug Cook - Bass
    Waldo Latwsky - Drums
    Billy C. Farlow - Harmonica

  • Homesick James and the Aces - Dust My Broom 1970 France Live Video

    3:41

    TV session France 1970. Homesick James with the Myers Brothers and Freddy Below

  • Homesick James - Aint Sick No More

    39:02

    Homesick James - Ain't Sick No More (1973)

    01 - 00:03 - 13 Highway
    02 - 03:09 - 12 Year Old Boy
    03 - 06:31 - Buddy Brown
    04 - 10:24 - Fayette County Blues
    05 - 13:03 - Little Girl
    06 - 16:12 - In Love
    07 - 19:02 - My Baby's Gone
    08 - 21:58 - Little And Low
    09 - 24:59 - I Need Love (Money Getter)
    10 - 28:11 - I Ain't Doin' No Good
    11 - 31:34 - Sugar Mama
    12 - 35:35 - Woman I Love

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes.

  • I Got To Move - Homesick James

    8:06

    Homesick James (May 3, 1914 -- December 13, 2006) was an American blues musician. He most notably played slide guitar, with his cousin Elmore James, and Sonny Boy Williamson.

    He was born in Somerville, Tennessee, the son of Cordellia Henderson and Plez Williamson Rivers, who were both musicians. The year of his birth is uncertain. He stated that he was born in 1905, 1910, or 1914, while his union records give 1924.

    Little is known about his early life. He developed a self-taught style of slide guitar through playing at local dances in his teens. He claimed to have played with Yank Rachell, Sleepy John Estes, Blind Boy Fuller and Big Joe Williams, among others, and to have been acquainted with Robert Johnson. He also claimed to be the older cousin of Elmore James, to have bought James his first guitar, and to have taught him how to play slide. However, some of these claims are unconfirmed.

    By the mid-1930s he was based in Chicago, working with Horace Henderson's band at the Circle Inn and with the pianist Jimmy Walker at the Square Deal Club. He may have first recorded for RCA Victor in 1937, but this is also unconfirmed, and by 1938 may have begun playing electric guitar. His first known recordings were in 1952 for Chance Records, recording the tracks Lonesome Ole Train and Homesick, which gave him his stage name. During the late 1940s and 1950s he worked with Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller), and with Elmore James, and in the early 1950s he worked in bands including Baby Face Leroy Foster, Snooky Pryor, Floyd Jones, and Lazy Bill Lucas. He was a member of Elmore James's band from 1955 to 1963, contributing to such tracks as Dust My Broom, The Sky Is Crying, and Roll and Tumble. Elmore James is said to have died on Homesick's couch, while the latter frantically searched for the former's heart pills.

    As a solo performer, he recorded for the Colt and USA labels in 1962, including a cover version of Robert Johnson's Crossroads. His slide guitar style, not as refined as Elmore James's, traces back to Johnson's. He also recorded a 1964 album for Prestige Records, Blues on the South Side (Prestige OBCCD 529-2), including another of his best-known covers, Stones in My Passway, and some tracks for Vanguard, which are available on the compilation album Chicago: The Blues Today.

    One of his own songs, Gotta Move (also on Blues on the South Side) was covered (as Got to Move) by Elmore James and by Fleetwood Mac. He is mentioned by name in the 1989 song Fergus Sings the Blues by the Scottish rock band Deacon Blue, with the lyric Homesick James, my biggest influence.

    WIKIPEDIA

    The album is Shake Your Money Maker
    2007 CD Blue Label SPV

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