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Sonny Boy Williamson [US1]

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Real name
John Lee Curtis Williamson
Born
March 30, 1914
Died
June 1, 1948
Country
United States
IPI
00471644351 16 works
00471648535 15 works
Affiliation
DP
Comments
Influential Chicago-Blues harmonica player and singer
Not to be confused with
Sonny Boy Williamson [US2]
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1948 Coot Venson
January 1938 (5 artists)
November 1942 (3 artists)
1937 (20 artists)
January 1945 J.D. Short and Big Joe Williams
August 1941 Big Joe Williams
June 29, 1938 (14 artists)
1938 Clarence Edwards
 REC June 29, 1938 (9 artists)
Originally by "Dock" Boggs REL
March 31, 1942 Forest City Joe
January 1946 (5 artists)
July 1937 (90 artists)
1942 (3 artists)
March 1947 (20 artists)
1940 (6 artists)
1942 Johnny Jones with Billy Boy Arnold
1937 Elmon Mickle
October 5, 1938 (18 artists)
August 1941 (6 artists)
August 1947 (4 artists)
1941 (7 artists)
1942 (5 artists)
November 1947 (7 artists)
August 1948 (3 artists)
1946 (14 artists)
October 5, 1938 (7 artists)
November 1942 (4 artists)
May 1941 (6 artists)
1937 (7 artists)
March 1947 (7 artists)
July 1937 (43 artists)
1938 Doctor Ross and the Orbits
January 1939 Cephas & Wiggins
January 1938 Johnny Woods
1939 John Lee Hooker
December 1948 (3 artists)
1939 (2 artists)
January 1941 (2 artists)
May 1941 (3 artists)
1938 (10 artists)
1938 Driftin' Slim and His Blues Band
1946 (2 artists)

Covers by Sonny Boy Williamson [US1]

Songs written by Sonny Boy Williamson [US1]

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Apple Tree Swing Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 28, 1947 Covered by Coot Venson
Black Gal Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] November 11, 1937 Covered by (5 artists)
Black Panter Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 11, 1941 Covered by (3 artists)
Blue Bird Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 5, 1937 Covered by (20 artists)
Check up on My Baby Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 14, 1944 Covered by J.D. Short and Big Joe Williams
Coal and Iceman Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] April 4, 1941 Covered by Big Joe Williams
Decoration Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 13, 1938 Covered by (14 artists)
Deep Down in the Ground Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] June 17, 1938 Covered by Clarence Edwards
Drink On, Little Girl Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] April 4, 1941 Covered by Forest City Joe
Elevator Woman Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] July 2, 1945 Covered by (5 artists)
Good Morning, School Girl Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 5, 1937 Covered by (90 artists)
Ground-Hog Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 11, 1941 Covered by (3 artists)
Hoodoo Hoodoo Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 6, 1946 Covered by (20 artists)
I Been Dealing with the Devil Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 17, 1940 Covered by (6 artists)
I Have Got to Go Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1942 Covered by Johnny Jones with Billy Boy Arnold
Jackson Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 5, 1937 Covered by Elmon Mickle
Lord, Oh Lord Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] June 17, 1938 Covered by (18 artists)
Mattie Mae Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 1941 Covered by (6 artists)
Mellow Chick Swing Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 28, 1947 Covered by (4 artists)
Million Years Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] July 2, 1941 Covered by (7 artists)
My Black Name Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 11, 1941 Covered by (5 artists)
Polly Put Your Kettle On Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 28, 1947 Covered by (7 artists)
Rub a Dub Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] November 12, 1947 Covered by (3 artists)
Shake the Boogie Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 6, 1946 Covered by (14 artists)
Shannon Street Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] June 17, 1938 Covered by (7 artists)
She Don't Love Me That Way Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 11, 1941 Covered by (4 artists)
Shotgun Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] April 4, 1941 Covered by (6 artists)
Skinny Woman Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 5, 1937 Covered by (7 artists)
Sonny Boy's Cold Chills Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 6, 1946 Covered by (7 artists)
Sugar Mama Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 5, 1937 Covered by (43 artists)
Sunny Land Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 13, 1938 Covered by Doctor Ross and the Orbits
Susie-Q Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 17, 1938 Covered by Cephas & Wiggins
Suzanna Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] November 11, 1937 Covered by Johnny Woods
T.B. Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] July 21, 1939 Covered by John Lee Hooker
The Big Boat Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 1948 Covered by (3 artists)
The Right Kind of Life Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 17, 1938 Covered by (2 artists)
Train Fare Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 17, 1940 Covered by (2 artists)
Western Union Man Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] April 4, 1941 Covered by (3 artists)
Whiskey Headed Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] June 17, 1938 Covered by (10 artists)
You Give an Account Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] June 17, 1938 Covered by Driftin' Slim and His Blues Band
You're an Old Lady Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] October 19, 1945 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs

Releases

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Apple Tree Swing Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1948 RCA Victor
Better Cut That Out Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] December 1948 RCA Victor
Big Apple Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1941 Bluebird
Blue Bird Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1937 Bluebird
Coal and Iceman Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 1941 Bluebird
Decoration Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] June 29, 1938 Bluebird
Deep Down in the Ground Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1938 Bluebird
Early in the Morning Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1937 Bluebird
Good Gravy Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1939 Bluebird
Good Morning, School Girl Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] July 1937 Bluebird
Got the Bottle up and Gone Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1937 Bluebird
Ground-Hog Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1942 Bluebird
Honey Bee Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1938 Bluebird
Hoodo Hoodo Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 1947 RCA Victor
I Been Dealing with the Devil Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1940 Bluebird
I Have Got to Go Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1942 Bluebird
Insurance Man Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1939 Bluebird
Lacey Belle Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] November 1947 RCA Victor
Life Time Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1940 Bluebird
Lord, Oh Lord Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] October 5, 1938 Bluebird
Mellow Chick Swing Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 1947 RCA Victor
Million Years Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1941 Bluebird
My Little Cornelius Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1938 Bluebird
My Little Machine Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1941 Bluebird
Rub a Dub Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] August 1948 RCA Victor
Shake the Boogie Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1946 RCA Victor
She Don't Love Me That Way Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] November 1942 Bluebird
Sloppy Drunk Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1941 Bluebird
Sonny Boy's Jump Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] January 1946 Bluebird
Springtime Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] March 31, 1942 Bluebird
Susie-Q Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] January 1939 Bluebird
Suzanna Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] January 1938 Bluebird
Welfare Store Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] January 1941 Bluebird
Western Union Man Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] May 1941 Bluebird
Win the War Blues Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] January 1945 Bluebird
You're an Old Lady Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1946 RCA Victor
You've Been Foolin' Round Town Sonny Boy Williamson [US1] 1938 Bluebird

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