Luther Johnson 1975

Dec.17, 1975, Luther Johnson in France (photo by Lioneldecoster)

Luther Johnson

Luther Johnson

(used with kind permission of DeDe Johns)

Luther Johnson

Other Names: Little Luther, Luther Snake Johnson, Luther 'Georgia Boy-Snake' Johnson, Luther Snakeboy Johnson, Luther Georgia Boy Johnson, Luther King
Birth Name: Lucious Brinson

Personal: father: William S. Brinson, mother: Lillian Lee Brinson

Member of: Milwaukee Supreme Angels, Chicago Blues Band, Muddy Waters' Blues Band

* Aug. 30, 1941 Davisboro GA
into 40s - raised on farm - self taught playing lead and bass guitar
? - served in US Army where he frequently entertained at service clubs
from mid-50s - frequently worked with Milwaukee Supreme Angels Gospel group in local churches, Milwaukee WI
late 50s into early 60s - formed own blues trio working at club dates, Milwaukee WI
early 60s - moved to Chicago IL, to frequently sit-in with various blues groups - worked with Elmo James at Cadillac Baby Lounge, Chicago IL
1964 - recorded for Chess as Little Luther - formed own trio to work at Trocadero Lounge, Chicago IL
1966 - recorded with Victoria Spivey, Otis Spann, George Smith, Samuel Lawhorn, Muddy Waters, Francis Clay for Spivey - recorded with Big Mama Thornton and the Chicago Blues Band (James Cotton, Muddy Waters, Sam Lawhorn, Otis Spann, Luther Johnson, Francis Clay) - worked with Muddy Waters Band at University of Chicago Folklore Society Festival, Chicago IL - with Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters... at Cafe A-Go-Go, New York City
1966/67 - toured extensively with Muddy Waters Blues Band working at clubs, concerts, festivals across US
1967 - recorded with Otis Spann, Muddy Waters, Sam Lawhorn, George "Mojo" Buford, Sonny Wimberley, S.P. Leary for Bluesway - recorded with the Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters, George "Mojo" Buford, Otis Spann, Sammy Lawhorn, Sonny Wimberley, Francis Clay) for Douglas, New York City
1968 - recorded with the Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Paul Oscher, James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley, S.P. Leary) for Douglas
1969 - worked with Bill Dicey's Atlantic Blues Band at Electric Circus, at Loeb Student Center, New York City - Douglas 781, Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band released - Douglas 789, Come On Home released
from 1970 - moved to Boston MA - formed own band to work at local club dates, Boston MA - played with Tony Cagneeno, Killer Carter, Mark "Frisco" Evangelos, Mark Baker, Chris Stovall Brown, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, Dave Maxwell, Mark "Kaz" Kazanov, "Chicago" Bob Nelson, Chicago Vin Earnshaw, Bo Henderson, Jamie Newell, Tuffy Kimble, Tony Cagnino, Rich Papia - worked at The Highland Tap, Roxbury (Boston) MA - at Speakeasy in Central Square, Cambridge MA
1971 - worked at The Village Gate, New York City
1972 - worked at Sandy's, Beverly MA - toured with Chicago Blues Festival through Europe - recorded for Black & Blue, Bordeaux, France and Bienne, Switzerland - Black & Blue 33503, Born in Georgia released
1974 - worked at The Sting, Burlington VT
1975 - recorded for Black & Blue, Paris F - worked at the University of Vermont, Burlington VT - at The Boston Club, Cambridge MA - toured with Chicago Blues Festival through Europe - Black & Blue, Lonesome In My Bedroom released
1976 - Black & Blue, On the Road Again released - Get Down To the Nitty Gritty released?
March 18, 1976 Boston MA
buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA

1992 - Fan Club 114, They Call Me the Snake released

Instruments: guitar, bass guitar, drums

Influences: Sonny Boy Williams, Little Walter, Muddy Waters

Sources:
Blues Who's Who
Fancourt, Les. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1943-70
Ford, Robert. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1971-2000
Herzhaft, Gérard: Enzyklopedia of the Blues
Leadbitter, Mike. Slaven, Neil: Blues Records 1943 to 1970. A Selective Discography
http://www.worcestermag.com/night-and-day/catch-and-release/95557559.html
facebook: Luther "Snakeboy" / "Georgia Boy" Johnson

playing with Muddy Waters (sorry, video and audio are not in sync):

 

Songs (with date of recording and first release):

19 Years Old
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Aces Blues
(Luther Johnson)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-192 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Luther Johnson (b), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
Am I Wrong For You
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-131 Black & Blue 462, on: Born in Georgia (released 2004) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)

Baby Please Don't Go
1966.11.04-6, 1966 - San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Back Door Man
(Willie Dixon)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-191 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Back To the Chicken Shack
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Bad Lovin' Trouble
1967.10.18 -- Montreal CAN - Just A Memory 9130, on: Goin' Way Back (released 1997) - Otis Spann (v,ac g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (ac g), Sammy Lawhorn (ac g), Mojo Buford (h)
Been Hurt
1967.00.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1010, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band Vol. 2 (released 1968) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Otis Spann (org,p), Little Sonny Wimberly (b), Sammy Lawhorn (g), S.P. Leary (d)
Big Mama's Shuffle
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 9043, on: Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters' Blues Band (released 2004) - Big Mama Thornton (h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Black Rat
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967). alt. tk. Arhoolie 9043, on: Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters' Blues Band (released 2004) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Blind Man
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (org), Lucille Spann (v), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
Bloodstains On the Wall
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters? (v,g), Otis Spann (v,p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Blow Wind Blow
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
The Blue Horizon (J. Shines)
1972.12.04 -- Bordeaux F - Black & Blue 33.502, on: Johnny Shines: Chicago Blues Festival 1972 (released 1973) - Johnny Shines (v,g), Luther Johnson (g) - listen on YouTube
Blues For Hippies
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Blues For Spivey
1967.00.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1010, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band Vol. 2 (released 1968) - Otis Spann (org,p), Luther Johnson (g), Little Sonny Wimberly (b), Sammy Lawhorn (g), S.P. Leary (d)
Blues Is A Botheration
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
The Blues Is Something I'll Never Loose (L. Johnson)
1970.00.00,1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (kbds), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
Blues Riff
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Blues Trot
1967.00.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1010, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band Vol. 2 (released 1968) - Otis Spann (org,p), Luther Johnson (g), Little Sonny Wimberly (b), Sammy Lawhorn (g), S.P. Leary (d)
Boom-Boom
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-199 Black & Blue unissued - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Born in Georgia
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Luther Johnson (v,b), Otis Spann (p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-132 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
Brand New House
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136548 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Bright Light, Big City (Jimmy Reed)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-128 Black & Blue 462, on: Born in Georgia (released 2004) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
Bring Me My Walking Cane
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (v,p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Built Up From The Ground
1968.10.21 -- London (or Snape, Norfolk?) UK - Phyton (Black Bear) 903, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 3 (released 1972) - Otis Spann (v,p), Paul Oscher (h), Luther Johnson (g), Sammy Langhorn (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Bumble Bee (Big Mama's Bumble Bee Blues)
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)

Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Catfish Blues (Trad.)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-190-2 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Chicago Blues
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Chicago Slide
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Luther Johnson (b), Otis Spann (p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
Chicken Shack
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Otis Spann (p), Sammy Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
- listen on YouTube
Comin' Home Baby
1968.00.00 - NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Country Boy
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1968.11.00 -- Montreux Switzerland - Chess 6-80002, on: Muddy Waters: The Chess Box (released 1989) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Crawlin' King Snake (John Lee Hooker)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-136 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Johnny Shines (g)
Crazy 'Bout You Baby
1967.10.18 -- Montreal CAN - Just A Memory 9130, on: Muddy Waters: Goin' Way Back (released 1997) - Otis Spann (v), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (ac g), Sammy Lawhorn (ac g), Mojo Buford (v,h)
Creeping Snake
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Luther Johnson (v,b), Otis Spann (p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
Cryin' Time
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (org), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)

Digging My Potatoes
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Diving Duck
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14422 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Doctor Blues
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14419 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Don't Start Me Talkin' (Sonny Boy Williamson II)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Down On Sarah Street
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136553 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Down To Earth
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14421 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Lucille Spann (v), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)

Eenie Meenie Minie Moe
1964.02.21 -- Chicago IL - 13391 Checker 1090 - Little Luther (v,g), unknown (org, g, b,d)
Everyday I Have the Blues (Memphis Slim)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-127 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
Everything Gonna Be Alright
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h,d), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
1968.10.02 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Marshall Hooks (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Evil
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Excuse Me Baby
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)

Five Long Years
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Forty Days And Forty Nights
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Freight Train (J. Shines)
1972.11.14 -- Gan F - Black & Blue 33.502, on: Johnny Shines: Chicago Blues Festival 1972 (released 1973) - Johnny Shines (v,g), Luther Johnson (g)
Funky Broadway
1967.00.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1010, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band Vol. 2 (released 1968) - Little Sonny Wimberly (v,b), Otis Spann (org,p), Luther Johnson (g), Sammy Lawhorn (g), S.P. Leary (d)

Gave It All To Me (Victoria Spivey)
1966.11.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966). alt. tk. Spivey 1035, on: New York Really Has The "Blues Stars" Vol. 4 (released 1983) - Victoria Spivey (v), George Smith (h), Otis Spann (p,org), Sam Lawhorn, Muddy Waters ("Main Stream")? (g), Luther Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (Luther Johnson)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Gimme A Penny
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967). alt. tk. Arhoolie 9043, on: Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters' Blues Band (released 2004) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Going Back Home
1969.04.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1013, on: The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Luther Johnson (g), Peter Malick (g), Johnny Young (md), S.P. Leary (d)
Got A Sweet Little Girl
1967.10.18 -- Montreal CAN - Just A Memory 9130, on: Muddy Waters: Goin' Way Back (released 1997) -Otis Spann (v), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,ac g), Sammy Lawhorn (ac g)
Got My Mojo Working
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-312 Black & Blue BB 431, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 2002) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Hubert Sumlin or Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Green Flowers
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
Guide Me Home
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)

Heartaches And Misery
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Heart Loaded With Trouble
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14415 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), St. Louis Jimmy (v), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Home To Mississippi
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
Honey Bee (McKinley Morganfield)
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-309 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Hubert Sumlin (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
- listen on YouTube
Hoochie Coochie Man (Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon?)
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-123-1 Black & Blue 462, on: Born in Georgia (released 2004) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-191 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Hush Hush (Jimmy Reed)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-308 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Hubert Sumlin (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)

I Don't Want No Trouble
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
I Feel the Way I Feel
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive (John Lee Hooker)
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
I'm A Bad Boy
1969.04.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1013, on: The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Luther Johnson (g), Peter Malick (g), Johnny Young (md), S.P. Leary (d)
I'm A Fool
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14417 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Lucille Spann (v), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
I'm Bad Like Jesse James
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
I'm Feeling Alright

1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967). fast version: Arhoolie 9043, on: Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters' Blues Band (released 2004) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Impressions From France (Luther Johnson)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-202-1 Black & Blue BB 439, on: On the Road Again (released ?). 72-202-2 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
I'm So Glad
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (v,h), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man --> see: Hoochie Coochie Man

Jammin' With Willie (Luther Johnson)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-315 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)

Last Night
1968.10.03 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Marshall Hooks (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Laverne (Why Do You Treat Me So Mean?)
1967.10.18 -- Montreal CAN - Just A Memory 9130, on: Muddy Waters: Goin' Way Back (released 1997) - Otis Spann (v), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,ac g), Sammy Lawhorn (ac g)
Leavin' In the Mornin'
1967.10.18 -- Montreal CAN - Just A Memory 9130, on: Muddy Waters: Goin' Way Back (released 1997) - Otis Spann (v), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,ac g), Sammy Lawhorn (ac g)
Life Goes On
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Little Queenie (Chuck Berry)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-317 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-137 Black & Blue 59546, on: On the Road Again (released 1991) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Johnny Shines (g)
1972.12.00 -- Bordeaux, France - 72-178 Black & Blue unissued - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Lonesome In My Bedroom (Luther Johnson)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-311 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Long Distance Call (McKinley Morganfield)
1966.10.21 -- London UK - Black Bear 902, on: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
1968.07.05 -- Washington DC - Smithsonian Institution 100, on: Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Muddy Waters (v,g), Paul Oscher (h), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, James "Pee Wee" Madison (g), S.P. Leary (d)
1968.10.24 -- Europe - Hip-O 3224, on: The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-69 Vol. 3 (released 2004) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-315 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Looking For My Baby
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Sammy Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
Looking the World Over
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Look Out Victoria
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - George Smith (v,h), Otis Spann (p), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Luther Johnson (b), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
Looks Like Twins
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14418 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Love n' Trouble
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Otis Spann (p), Sammy Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
Love Without Jealousy
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (v,h), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)

Mean Black Gobbler (J. Shines)
1972.11.14 -- Gan F - Black & Blue 33.502, on: Johnny Shines: Chicago Blues Festival 1972 (released 1973) - Johnny Shines (v,g), Luther Johnson (g)
Mellow Down Easy (Willie Dixon)
1968.10.04 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-200 Black & Blue 59546, on: On the Road Again (released 1991) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Mini Dress
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Otis Spann (p), Sammy Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
Much Too Much
1967.00.00 -- Chicago IL - 15909 Checker 1182 - Bobby Rush (v,g), Monk Higgins (p), Luther Johnson, Wayne Bennett (g), Cornelius Boyson (b), unknown (tp,sax,d)
Mudcat
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Mud In Your Ear
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
Mule Kicking In My Stall
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
My Babe
1968.10.04 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
My Daddy Told Me
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-135 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Johnny Shines (g)
My Home Is In the Delta
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136556 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
My Love (Big Mama's Blues)
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1039, on: Ball And Chain (released 1968) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
My Man
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14420 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Lucille Spann (v), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)

Natural Wig
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Luther Johnson: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
The New Boogaloo
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (org), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
Nineteen Years Old
1967.07.00 -- Newport RI - Vanguard 25/26, on: The Great Blues Men (released 1972) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), poss. George Smith (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Nobody Knows
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14423 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do (Party Blues)
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Nothin' Bother Me
1967.10.18 -- Montreal CAN - Just A Memory 9130, on: Muddy Waters: Goin' Way Back (released 1997) - Otis Spann (v,ac g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (ac g), Sammy Lawhorn (ac g), Mojo Buford (h)

Old Ugly Man Like Me
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - George Smith (v,h), Otis Spann (p), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Luther Johnson (b), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (John Lee Hooker)
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
On the Road Again (Luther Johnson)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-189 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)

Please Don't Take My Baby Nowhere (Luther Johnson)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-317 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Please Give Me That Love (Luther Johnson)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-120-1 Black & Blue 950.500, on: The Black & Blue Jazz History (released 1978?) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-314 Black & Blue 233515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1988?) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
Popcorn Man
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136547 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Presentation Andre Francis
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)

Remember Me
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Ring Up
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (v,p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Rock Me
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Rock Me Baby (B.B. King, Joe Josea)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-133 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-191 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Rock Me Slow And Easy (Luther Johnson)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-313 Black & Blue 33515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
Rock'n Roll Every Day (Luther's Rock)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-129 Black & Blue 462, on: Born in Georgia (released 2004) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)

Sad Day Uptown
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Sail On (Honey Bee)
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Seven Days
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
She Left Me
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-126 Black & Blue unissued - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
She Moves Me (Luther Johnson)
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-191 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
She's Long, She's Tall, (She Weeps Like A Willow Tree)
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
She's My Baby
1967.00.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1010, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band Vol. 2 (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,org,p), Luther Johnson (g), Little Sonny Wimberly (b), Sammy Lawhorn (g), S.P. Leary (d)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-307 Black & Blue 233515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1988?) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
Shimmy Baby
1967.11.20 -- NYC - 14416 Bluesway 6013, on: Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,p), Lucille Spann (v), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), George "Mojo" Buford (h), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Since I Fell For You
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 9043, on: Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters' Blues Band (released 2004) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Slip It Off Your Hips & Move (Luther Johnson)
1970.00.00, 1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (h), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
Snake --> see also: Why'd You Do Me
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Muse 5021, on: Chicken Shack (released 1974) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))

Sock Boo Ha Loo
1967.00.00 -- Chicago IL - 15910 Checker 1182 - Bobby Rush (v,g), Monk Higgins (p), Luther Johnson, Wayne Bennett (g), Cornelius Boyson (b), unknown (tp,sax,d)
Somebody Loan Me A Dime (Fenton Robinson)
1970.00.00, 1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (h), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-121-1 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
Some Time
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Lucille Spann (v), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
Sometimes I Have A Heartache
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 1032, on: Big Mama Thornton Vol. 2: The Queen At Monterey with the Chicago Blues Band (released 1967) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Spann Blues
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136550 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Steel Mill Blues
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136554 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Sting It
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))

T'Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness
1966.08.30 -- NYC - 136549 Bluesway 6003, on: Otis Spann: The Blues Is Where It's At (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), Muddy Waters, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson, Sam Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Take Enough of Him
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-124 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Dusty Brown (h), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
Take It Off Him & Put It On Me (Luther Johnson)
1970.00.00, 1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (h), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
Take Webster's Word For It (Victoria Spivey)
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966). alt. tk Spivey 1026, on: New York Really Has The "Blues Stars" (Vol. 2) (released 1980) - Victoria Spivey (v), George Smith (h), Otis Spann (p,org), Sam Lawhorn, Muddy Waters ("Main Stream")? (g), Luther Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Tell Me Mama
1968.10.03 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Marshall Hooks (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Theme
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Luther Johnson (b), Otis Spann (p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
They Call Me the Popcorn Man (Luther Johnson)
1975.12.18 -- Paris F - 75-310-1 Black & Blue BB 431, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 2002). 75-310-2 Black & Blue 233515, on: Lonesome In My Bedroom (released 1988?) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Lonnie Brooks (g), Little Mack Simmons (h), Willie Mabon (p) Dave Myers (b), Fred Below (d)
They Call Me The Snake (Luther Johnson)
1970.00.00, 1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (h), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
- listen on YouTube
Things I Used To Do (Eddie Jones)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-200 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
Thirteen Highway
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Too Late
1968.10.04 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Top Of the Boogaloo
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Train Fare Home (Train Fare Blues)
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Trouble Hurts
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Victoria Spivey (v), George Smith (h), Otis Spann (p,org), Sam Lawhorn, Muddy Waters ("Main Stream")? (g), Luther Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
Trouble No More
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Twirl (D. Thomas, L. King)
1964.02.21 -- Chicago IL - 13392 Checker 1090 - Little Luther (v,g), unknown (org, g, b,d)
Twisted Snake
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (p), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)

Walkin' Blues (Son House)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-134 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Johnny Shines (g)
Watermelon Man
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Luther Johnson (b), Otis Spann (p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
Watch Dog
1967.09.00 -- NYC - Douglas 781, on: Luther Johnson & Muddy Waters Blues Band (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Muddy Waters (g), George "Mojo" Buford (v,h), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn (g) Sonny Wimberley (b), Francis Clay (d)
What's Getting Wrong With Me
1968.10.21 -- London (or Snape, Norfolk?) UK - Phyton (Black Bear) 902, on: Muddy Waters: Rare Live Recordings Volume 2 (released 1972) - Otis Spann (v,p), Paul Oscher (h), Luther Johnson (g), Sammy Langhorn (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
When My First Wife Left Me (John Lee Hooker)
1966.08.30 -- NYC - Bluesway 6002, on: John Lee Hooker: Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go (released 1967) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Luther Johnson (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
Why Don't You Leave Me Alone
1969.04.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1013, on: The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann (released 1969) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Peter Malick (g), Johnny Young (md), S.P. Leary (d)
Why'd You Do Me (Snake on 789 sleeve)
1968.00.00 -- NYC - Douglas 789, on: Come On Home (released 1969) - Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (v,g), Muddy Waters Blues Band (Muddy Waters (g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
Woman Don't Lie (Luther Johnson)
1970.00.00, 1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (h), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-125 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
Woman Why You Treat Me So Mean (Luther Johnson)
1970.00.00, 1972.11.07 -- Boston MA - Fan Club 114, on: They Call Me the Snake (released 1992) - Luther Johnson, Tony Cagnita (h), "Frisco" (g), "Carter" (b), "Again Tuffy" or Jamie Newell (d)
Woman You Don't Have To Go (Luther Johnson)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
- listen on YouTube
Wonder Why
1967.00.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1010, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band Vol. 2 (released 1968) - Otis Spann (v,org,p), Lucille Spann (v), Luther Johnson (g), Little Sonny Wimberly (b), Sammy Lawhorn (g), S.P. Leary (d)
Worried Life Blues (Someday Baby)
1966.11.24 -- Boston MA - unissued - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Paul Oscher (h), Pee Wee Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson (g), Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
1968.11.04 -- Paris F - France's Concert 121, on: Muddy Waters: Live in Paris, 1968 (released 1988) - Muddy Waters (v,g), Otis Spann (v,p), Paul Oscher (h), James "Pee Wee" Madison, Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d)
Wrapped Tight
1966.04.25 -- San Francisco CA - Arhoolie 9043, on: Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters' Blues Band (released 2004) - Big Mama Thornton (v,h), James Cotton (h), Muddy Waters (g), Sam Lawhorn (g), Otis Spann (p), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)

Yes Sir! Boss
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1009, Encore For The Chicago Blues (released 1968) - George Smith (h), Otis Spann (p), Sam Lawhorn, Muddy Waters ("Main Stream")? (g), Luther Johnson (b), Francis Clay (d)
You Better Watch Yourself
1968.10.03 -- Los Angeles CA - World Pacific 21887, on: George Smith: Blues With A Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter (released 1969) - George Smith (v,h), Chicago Blues Band (Otis Spann (p), Muddy Waters (g), Marshall Hooks (g), Luther "Georgia Boy-Snake" Johnson (g), Sonny Wimberley (b), S.P. Leary (d))
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
1966.11.04-6 -- San Francisco CA - Geffen 1265002, on: Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco Nov 04-06 1966 (released 2009) - Muddy Waters (v,g), George Smith (h), Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn (g), Mac Arnold (b), Francis Clay (d)
You Done Lost Your Good Things Now
1966.11.25 -- NYC - Spivey 1008, on: The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band (released 1966) - Otis Spann (v,p), George Smith (h), "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Luther Johnson (b), Samuel Lawhorn (g), Francis Clay (d)
You Don't Have To Go (Jimmy Reed)
1976.00.00? -- Rochester NY, WCMC broadcast - Fan Club 88, on: Get Down To the Nitty Gritty (released 1992) - Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (v,g), "Frisco" (g), Tony Cagnita (h), "Carter" (b), Tuffy, James R. Newell (d)
You Know You Don't Love Me Baby
1969.04.00 -- NYC - Spivey 1013, on: The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann (released 1969) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Otis Spann (p), Peter Malick (g), S.P. Leary (d)
You Move Me (Luther Johnson)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-191 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)
You Said You'd Be On Time
1968.03.00 -- Chicago IL - Vanguard 6514, on: Cryin' Time (released 1969) - Otis Spann (v,p), Barry Melton (g), Luther Johnson (g), Joe Davidson (b), Lonnie Taylor (d)
You Told Me You Love Me
1972.11.27 -- Bienne, Switzerland - 72-130 Black & Blue 33503, on: Born in Georgia (released 1972) - Luther Johnson (v,g), Sonny Thompson (p), Emmett Sutton (b), Bill Warren (d)
You've Got Me Runnin' (Jimmy Reed)
1972.12.05 -- Bordeaux F - 72-193 Black & Blue 33509, on: On the Road Again (released 1976) - Luther Johnson (v,g)

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