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Playlist of Homesick James

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  • 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.

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

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  • I Believe My Babys Gone - Homesick James and The Aces

    3:53

    Personnel
    Homesick James (g,vo)
    Roosevelt Sykes (p)
    The Aces
    Louis Myers (g)
    Dave Myers (b)
    Fred Below (ds)

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  • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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 - At His House - Chicago

    4:31

    from the documentary Chicago Melodie
    More Blues?

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  • 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 & Snooky Pryor - Shake Your Money Maker

    2:47

    blues

  • Homesick James - Chicago Blues Festival Part 7

    3:28

    Homesick James (vocal & guitar)
    May 31, 1996

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  • Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Homesick James & Snooky Pryor

    39:18

    The music was ripped from the vinyl record.

    0:00 Crossroads
    3:45 Nothin' But Trouble
    6:48 Shake Your Money Maker
    9:35 Cross Town
    13:35 Careless Love
    17:21 After You There Won't Be Nobody Else
    21:18 The Woman I Love
    24:19 I Feel Alright
    27:46 Drivin' Dog
    31:36 She Knows How To Love Me
    35:06 Homesick Blues Again

  • Homesick James-Home Sweet Homesick James

    46:27

  • Tribute To Homesick James Slide Master By Steve Arvey

    6:12

    Steve Arvey Plays Slide Guitar Licks influenced by Homesick James on a 1996 Acoustic Washburn Cumberland Guitar. Steve played Guitar and Bass With Homesick James Between 1981-2002.

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  • Homesick James - Early one morning

    3:21

    blues

  • 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 - Year Old Boy

    8:22

    Homesick James - Year Old Boy.

    If you liked it, I suggest you to buy his albums.
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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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  • 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

  • Johnny Long And Steve Arvey Tribute To Homesick James

    4:43

    Johnny Long And Steve Arvey At The Fogartyville Media And Arts Center Perform A Tribute To Homesick James Williamson On November 10th 2018. Both Johnny and Steve spent time with Homesick in their lives learning from this blues legend.

  • Homesick James - Ain-t Sick No More

    39:04

  • Homesick James - Ain-t Sick No More

    39:04

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  • Yank Rachell and Homesick James 5-28-93 Chicago Blues Fest

    9:14

    Here is some rare mandolin blues.This one goes out to diptanshu, a talented mando player from India.

  • Homesick James - Lonesome Train

    5:16

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

  • Homesick James - Kissin in the Dark

    3:38

    Taken from The Last of the Broomdusters
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  • Homesick James - Please Set a Date

    4:32

    Taken from My Home Ain't Here (The New Orleans Session)
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  • Homesicks Blues

    3:09

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Homesick's Blues · Homesick James

    Blues On The South Side

    ℗ 1963 Fantasy Records

    Released on: 1963-11-30

    Producer, Recording Producer: Samuel Charters
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Phil De Lancie
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Eddie Taylor
    Associated Performer, Drums: Clifton James
    Associated Performer, Piano: Lafayette Leake
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Homesick James
    Composer Lyricist: Homesick James

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Homesick James - Homesicks original dust my broom

    3:17

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

  • Coby James - Homesick

    4:09

    Coby James - Homesick (Official Audio)
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  • Homesick James - Shake Your Money Maker

    2:32

    Taken from The Last of the Broomdusters
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  • Homesick James - Early One Morning

    3:27

    Taken from The Last of the Broomdusters
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  • Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Drivin Dog

    3:49

    blues

  • Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Tin Pan Alley

    2:32

    blues

  • Homesick James - You Dont Have to Go

    5:25

    Taken from My Home Ain't Here (The New Orleans Session)
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  • Homesick James - CROSSROADS

    2:46

    Homesick James - CROSSROADS (1963) - Sue Records - WI-319 (A)

  • Homesick James Homesick Shuffle

    4:17

  • Homesick James Williamson Set A Date

    2:41

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

    Composed by James A. Williamson

    Homesick James Williamson:Vocals & Guitar

    Lazy Bill Lucas:Piano

    Hound Dog Taylor:Bass

    Willie Knowling:Drums

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. 1962

    Originally issued on the 1962 single (Colt 632) (45 RPM)

    This recording taken from the 1970 album C.J.'s Roots of Chicago Blues:Volume One of the 1960's (Blue Flame BLP-101) (LP)

  • Homesick James - Careless Love

    3:54

  • Homesick James Stones In My Passway

    3:19

    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 - Homesicks BLUES

    3:12

  • Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - After you there wont be nobody else

    6:02

    From 'Shake your money maker' album (1984)
    With Snooky Pryor/ harmonica & vocals; Homesick James/guitar; Eddie Taylor/ guitat; Sam Scrivener/ bass; John Hunt/ drums

    Recorded live 1973 in Coventry (West Midlands/ UK)

  • HOMESICK JAMES - SET A DATE - COLT

    2:43

  • Yank Rachell + Homesick James - Shake your money maker Live at Rosa´s

    4:47

    Live at Rosa´s Lounge in Chicago 1989

  • Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Crossroads

    3:37

    blues

  • Homesick James ~ Tribute Part 3 1973

    13:19

    Modern Electric Chicago Blues 1973
    Tributre Part 3
    Track List
    ''Buddy Brown'' , ''Little And Low'' , ''Woman I Love''
    ''In Love''
    Enjoy, my friends !!!
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  • HOMESICK JAMES - B1. My Babys Gone

    2:55

    From LP '' Ain't Sick No More '' 1973 [Bluesway BLS-6071, USA] Homesick James - Guitar, Vocals Eddie Taylor - Guitar Dave Myers - Bass Snooky Pryor - Harmonica Willie Smith - Drums

  • Little And Low - Homesick James

    3:05

    Little And Low - Homesick James

  • The Woman I Love : Homesick James

    3:04

  • Homesick James Williamson - Lonesome Ole Train

    3:14

    Chance Records 1952 B/W Farmers Blues

  • Les temps du blues - 13 dec 2018 - Daniel Léon - Homesick James - Ma Rainey

    12:39

    Émission quotidienne consacrée au blues. En première partie, évocation d'un personnage ou d'un événement en rapport direct avec la date du jour. En deuxième partie d'émission, une rubrique spécifique chaque jour : Top of Blues le lundi, Nouveauté de la semaine le mardi, Blues in France le mercredi, Réédition de la semaine le jeudi, En tournée le vendredi, Sur scène le samedi et Les temps du gospel le dimanche.

    Site Internet en complément de l'émission :

    Catégorie : blues.

    Titre 1 : Drivin’ Dog.
    Artiste/groupe : Homesick James & Snooky Pryor.
    Album : Homesick James & Snooky Pryor (Caroline, 1973).
    Date d'enregistrement : 1973.
    Crédits : © : Sean Shon.

    Titre 2 : Lost Wandering Blues.
    Artiste/groupe : Ma Rainey.
    Date d'enregistrement : 1924.
    Album : The Definitive Collection 1924-1928 (Acrobat, 2018).
    Crédits : © : Ma Rainey.

  • 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

  • Tell Me Who, Homesick James, recorded 1973, released 1977

    4:11

    Homesick James Williamson (vocal, guitar) with Andrew McMahon (guitar), Lou Ella Smith (congas), recorded by Jim O'Neal at WNIB, Chicago, March 8, 1973, released on Chicago Blues at Home (Advent LP 2806)

    Photo of Louis and Bob Myers on the front cover by Amy O'Neal; photo of Jimmy Rogers on front cover (and Eddie Taylor and Johnny Shines on back cover) by Frank Scott

    Thank you Albert Dei

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