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LES WILSON ALBUMS - there are 9 albums - starting with the latest one: released Jan 2011 .
' 30TH ANNIVERSARY ' on New Mountain Music records - NMM 2011/01
This has 17 tracks selected from live recordings over the 30 years of the Houserockers from 1981 to present . All previously unreleased . I sorted through hundreds of cassettes and chose only the very best !
tracks are ........................................
1. Gonna Play Some Blues
2. The Stumble
3. Night Time
4. I'm A Hog For You baby
5. Lucille Come Home
6. Can't Stop Loving
7. May Be The Last Time
8. Blue Light
9. Blues Power
11. Hey Joe
12. Wind Cries Mary
13. Red House
14. Just Beacause
15 . Fuelled Up
16. It Wasn't Me
17. Little Wing
The album before this was
BLUE HIGHWAY ON New Mountain Music number NMM 2009/2 - released Jan 2009
Tracks - lots of classics from my live sets over the years , recorded ' almost ' live in the studio , for maximum energy with perfect sound - a real drivin & crusin album .
1. Ready , Willing & Able - old Fats Domino done George Thorogood style
2. Blue Highway - Thorogood number from Bad To The Bone album - slide
3. Sun Is Shining - Elmore James slide classic
4. Heard It Through The Grapevine - John Fogerty style - hear it on Myspace
5. Tulsa Time - done with slide
6. Kiss , Kick or Torture - instrumental
7. I Can See Clearly - balls to the wall version ! - hear on Myspace
8. It Wasn't Me - Chuck Berry classic done Thorogood style
9.As The Years Go Passing By - Albert King slow minor blues classic
10. The Things That I used To Do - Guitar Slim classic
11. Since I Met You baby - Ivory Joe Hunter - BB King version
12. Ain't Got No Money - the great Frankie Miller rocker
13. What I'd Say - manic Hound Dog Taylor slide style !
Micky Barker on Drums
Chris Lomas - bass
Fred Skidmore - keys
ROCK AWAY THOSE BLUES on Red Lightnin records - RLCD102 . released 7/12/05
Rock away Those Blues this live recording was done to celebrate my 50th birthday . We used Dave Morris from Workshop studio to do the sound recording . The same guy who did all of my previous albums . The result is stunning - and the band played fabulously well to a great audience . I am really proud of this one . A truly great band - Micky Barker - drums , Chris Lomas - bass , Fred Skidmore - keys .
tracks as follows ......................
|1. Rock with Me - Fab. T-Birds number|
2. New Boogie - Les' own slide thing
3. When It All Comes Down -yes , its BB !
4. What Am I To You - Norah Jones re-done
5. Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White - old Thunderbirds again !
6. I Hear You Knocking - and again , go Fred .
7. I Believe I'm In Love With You - and again ,
8. Stop - great Lonnie Mack classic
9. Keep It Simple - for grumpy old men everywhere - Keb Mo
10. Madison Blues - just can't leave this one alone - better than ever
11. Call My Job - tribute to my fave. Son Seals live album
12. Don't Think Twice - Bob meets BB.King
13. Feels Like Rain - a classic , more slide
14. Just Can't Make It - Hound Dog strikes !
Slide it On Over - RLCD101 - released October 2004. Features a great session on keyboards from Fred Skidmore. There are 75 minutes and 17 tracks. Half are Les Wilson originals. Track details are below. The superb production , and mature playing and singing make this the best Les Wilson album so far. Great blues , great Rock & Roll , great love songs , great slide , great original material. BUY IT ! Best lyric is in the opening track of ' I Know What I'm Doing ' - quote " by the time you kids get here , we old hippies been and gone ! "
|Slide It On Over - RLCD101|
1. I Know What I'm Doing ( Les Wilson )
2. We Still Got Time ( Les Wilson )
3. Why Get Up ? ( Carter/Elsworth )
4. Move It On Over ( Hank Williams )
5. Call My Job ( Williams/Perkins)
6. Look At That ( Fabulous Thunderbirds )
7. Sad Song ( Les Wilson )
8. I Got It Made ( Les Wilson )
9. Gimme Back My Wig ( Hound Dog Taylor )
10. In The City ( Les Wilson )
11. Bayou Teche ( Sonny Landreth )
12. Final Call ( Les Wilson )
13. Chicken Banana ( Les Wilson )
14. I'm Coming Home ( Les Wilson )
15. Baby Please ( Les Wilson )
16. The Coffee Song ( Les Wilson )
17. San Diego Serenade ( Tom Waits )
A TON OF RED LIGHTNIN - NOTE - THIS IS A 'BEST OF/COMPILATION ALBUM , OF THE FIRST 4 HOUSEROCKERS ALBUMS LISTED BELOW . ON THE ROAD - ON THE LOOSE - FULEED UP AMD FINE LOOKIN WOMAN -ALONG WITH 3 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS . THE 100TH RED LIGHTNIN ALBUM TO BE RELEASED !!
|A Ton Of Red Lightnin RLCD100|
|1. Down , But Not Out ( Les Wilson )|
2. I'll Play The Blues For You ( Beach/Albert King ) +++
3. Boogie For Elmore ( Les Wilson ) +++
4. Ain't Nobodys Business ( Grainger/Robbins ) +++
5. I Believe I'm In Love With You ( Kim Wilson )
6. Damn Right I got The Blues ( Buddy Guy ) +++
7. Blue Light ( Les Wilson ) +++
8. Can't Stop Loving ( Elmore James )
9. Sittin On Top Of The World ( Carter/Jacobs)
10. Chicken Banana ( Les Wilson - live at the Banana Peel Club , Belgium )
11. Ain't Got Nobody ( Hound Dog Taylor )
12. Houserocking Blues ( Les Wilson )
13. Tell The Truth ( Les Wilson )
14. Lonely Nights ( Les Wilson ) +++
15. Fine Looking Woman ( Les Wilson )
16. Big City Blues ( Les Wilson ) +++
17. Madison Blues ( Elmore James ) +++
+++ classic cuts !
On The Road - RLCD0097 - released August 1998. This was a response to all the fans - 'please can we have a live album ' ! To get the best results - it was done in a studio with an audience - with NO trickery , NO overdubs , NO re-takes etc . There is incredible energy here - the band could not have played better. Features Fred Skidmore and a master class of drumming from Tony Baylis. Satisfies the guitar freaks ! The closest thing to a live gig !
| ON THE ROAD - RLCD0097|
|1. In The Open ( Freddie King )|
2. How Many Tears ( Les Wilson )
3. Crazy 'bout An Automobile ( Billy the Kid Emerson )
4. Fire ( Jimi Hendrix )
5. Damn Right I Got The Blues ( Buddy Guy )
6. I'll Play The Blues For You ( Albert King/Beach )
7. Houserockers Boogie-Woogie ( Les Wilson )
8. Ain't Nobodys Business ( Grainger/Robbins )
9. Madison Blues ( Elmore James )
10. Voodoo Child (slight return ) ( Hendrix )
11. Star Spangled Banner ( trad. arr. Hendrix )
12. Purple Haze ( Hendrix )
13. Get A Haircut ( Avery/Birch ) - all classic cuts !!
On The Loose - RLCD0096 - released May 1997 . This is a class album. All songs were written by Les himself, and there are lots of fine musicians on display. Fred Skidmore rocks out on a real Hammond B3 , Chris Lomas makes his second appearance on a Houserockers album , Big Man Clayton his third on piano , backing singers , sax - the works ! Add to this the quality sound and production from Workshop studio and engineer Dave Morris - and the result is a ' must have ' album. The guitar work on ' Big City Blues ' is as fine as you will hear anywhere.
| On The Loose - RLCD0096||all songs written by Les Wilson|
|1. Life's A Bitch|
2. Gonna Play Some Blues
3. Boogie For Elmore +++
4. Fly Like The Wind +++
5. Checkin out ( Of Your Life )
6. Big City Blues +++
7. Lonely Nights +++
8. Got The Hots For You Tonight
9. Lucille, Come Home +++
10. Real Fine Loving
11. I Wanna Dance
12. Give Me A Chance
13. On The Loose
14. I'm A Rocker, I'm A Roller
+++ classic cuts !
Fuelled Up ! RLCD0091 . The first Houserockers CD . Features a second appearance by piano man Big Man Clayton , a fine rhythm section with Dave Sutherland - (bass) and Phil Guest (drums) . There are two Hound Dog tracks, one from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, one from Buddy Guy , and a classic cut of ' Madison Blues ' showing Les' mastery of the George Thorogood style - steaming !
| Fuelled Up RLCD0091|
|1. Guitar Man ( Les Wilson )|
2. Fuelled Up ( Les Wilson ) +++
3. Ain't Got Nobody ( Hound Dig Taylor ) +++
4. Blue Light ( Les Wilson ) +++
5. Don't Leave Me ( Les Wilson )
6. No Money Down ( Chuck Berry )
7. Madison Blues ( Elmore James ) +++
8. Monday Morning Blues ( Les Wilson )
9. She Suits Me ( Buddy Guy )
10. I'm A Fool ( Les Wilson )
11. I Believe I'm In Love With You ( Kim Wilson )
12. See You In The Evening ( Hound Dog Taylor )
13. Wilson's Groove ( Les Wilson )
+++ classic cuts !
' Fine Lookin Woman ! ' RL0084 released 1989 - this was the first album and was on vinyl only . Now sadly deleted , but seven of the tracks were re-released on the compilation album ' A Ton Of Red Lightnin ' ( see above ) . This vinyl album contained the classic Les Wilson track of all time - ' I'll Play The Blues For you '. .And ........... yes , that IS Les with a beard !
| side 1|
|1 .Down, But Not Out ( Wilson ) +++|
2. Fine Lookin Woman ( Wilson )
3. Bluesman Boogie ( Wilson )
4. Party Time ( Wilson )
5. Talk To Me baby ( Elmore James )
6. I'll Play The Blues For You ( Beach/Albert King ) +++ - the classic of all time !
| side 2 |
1. Houserocking Blues ( Wilson )
2. She's My baby ( Wilson )
3. Alcohol Please ! ( Wilson )
4. Just Because ( Shelton/Robbin ) +++
5. Drinking and Thinking ( Wilson )
6. Can't Stop Loving ( Elmore James ) +++
|personnel: Drums - Phil Guest & Bryan Jones . Bass - Chris Lomas.|
+++ classic cuts !
THERE IS ALSO AN ACOUSTIC/ROOTS/AMERICANA ALBUM FEATURING ORIGINAL SONGS CALLED ' BROKEN HEARTS ' RELEASED ON NEW MOUNTAIN MUSIC IN 2009
TO HEAR TRACKS FROM THIS - VISIT
CATALOGUE NUMBER 2009/1 - THIS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED FOR THE SAME PRICE AS HOUSEROCKER ALBUMS ,