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Known John Campbell Bootlegs

Bootlegs and Other Rare John Campbell Recordings

Date

Venue

Song List

Notes

1974

Junction - Cover Songs
Sync Records
Corpus Christi, TX

Skyline Rag
Nashville Skyline
Country Roads
Steamroller Blues
Johnny Be Good
Proud Mary
Talk to my Mama
Lovely to See You
Footstompin Music
Nights in White Satin

Rescued by Tim Delaney, this recording may be all that remains to document the band Junction which toured South Texas in 1973 and 1974. John Campbell plays electric guitar and sings on many of these cuts. Highlights include 'Johnny Be Good,''Skyline Rag,' and 'Country Roads.'

1979

Austin Sessions
Austin, TX

Mean Old World
Walkin Blues
Early in the Morning
Deeper Shade of Blue
Key To the Highway
Long Distance Call
I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long
Worried About My Baby
Come On in My Kitchen
Hitchikin' Woman'
Shake'em On Down
Talk to My Baby
Goin to Louisiana
Boom Boom Boom

Recorded sometime in 1979, this recording is very similar in feel to the Tyler Texas Sessions.

August 3-4, 1985

Home Taping Session
Nacogdoches, TX

Blues in the Morning
Hoodoo the Hoodoo Man
Money Blues
No Sense Blues
Ramblin Blues
Ice Box Cookies
Loneliness and Pain
Instrumental
Sunnyland Train
Don't that Sun Look Lonesome
Good Woman

John recorded these songs with Mike McNamara at his home. The recording contains unique translations of blues classics and orginal compositions.

1986

Unknown
Nacogdoches, TX

Rich Woman Blues
Sunnyland Train
Louisiana Blues
Sittin Here Thinkin
Going to Dallas
White Lightning

Recorded sometime in 1986. John plays early versions of a few songs that will end up on his first release, A Man and His Blues two years later.

1986

Oyster Bar
Shreveport, LA

Sunnyland Train
Boom Boom Boom
Grievance Blues
Crossroads Blues
Howlin Wolf
One Day Baby
Boogie Chillen
Hoodoo the Hoodoo Man
Mojo Hand

Recorded sometime in 1986. John opened for Dale Hawkins. This recording shows John's main influences: Hooker, Hopkins, and Robert Johnson.

March 25, 1988

Mississippi Delta Blues Benefit
Under Acme
New York City, NY

Bluebird Blues
Going to Dallas
White Lightnin
Sunnyland Train
Trouble Blues
Instrumental
Do You Remember Me
Guitar Boogie in E

Recorded in New York City.

January 12, 1989

Lone Star Roadhouse
New York City, NY

Bluebird Blues
Going to Dallas
Last Night I was Dreamin
Hitchhikin Woman
Sunnyland Train
Sittin Here Thinkin
Deep River Rag
Texas Country Boy
Do You Remember Me
White Lightning

Performance at the Lone Star Roadhouse. Material similar to what was recorded on A Man and His Blues.

March 17, 1989

The Guitar Show
New York City, NY

Deep River Rag (Intro)
Instrumental
Sitting Here Thinking
Deep River Rag

Appearance on local public access TV show hosted by Christian Roebling. John plays a few songs from A Man and His Blues and discusses his unique guitar style and the influence of ragtime and banjo on his playing.

July 16, 1989

Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival
Peer, Belgium

Instrumental
Blue Bird Blues
Going to Dallas
Last Night Blues
Hitchhiking Woman
Instrumental Slide
My Baby Don't Unserstand
Talk to Me Babe
Gates Brew
Dust My Broom
Long Time Blues
Mojo hand

John's appearance at Peer opening for B.B. King.

December 27, 1989

Lone Star Roadhouse
New York City, NY

Instrumental
Last Night Blues
Going to Dallas
Gate's Brew
Blue Bird Blues
Person to Person

Performance at the Lone Star Roadhouse.

May 11, 1991

Live at St. Ann's Church
New York City, NY
(board tape)

Instrumental
Last Night Blues
Campbell's Blues (Snap, Pop, and Slide)
Broken Spell
Going to Dallas
Blue Bird Blues
Person to Person
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Shake it Down
Ramblin Blues

Performance at St. Ann's Church. Songs represent transition to the more polished One Believer material and includes first recorded version of John's Snap, Pop and Slide routine which would become a staple of later shows.

May 11, 1991

NPR Radio (Blues Stage)
New York City, NY

Instrumental
Last Night Blues
Campbell's Blues (Snap, Pop, and Slide)
Broken Spell
Going to Dallas
Blue Bird Blues
Person to Person
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Shake it Down
Ramblin Blues

Performance at St. Ann's Church. The same show as above - aired on National Public Radio.

June 28, 1991

Blind Willies
Atlanta, GA

Instrumental (Couldn't Do Nothin)
Devil In My Closet

Performance at Blind Willies with the House band - The Shadows.

June 29, 1991

Blind Willies
Atlanta, GA

Couldn't Do Nothin
Devil In My Closet

Performance at Blind Willies with the House band - The Shadows.

November 1991

BBC Radio
London, UK

Voodoo Edge (from One Believer)
Devil In My Closet (live)
Person to Person (live)
Broken Spell (live)

Appearance on BBC radio. Mix of live accoustic songs, a cut from One Believer, and an Interview

December 1991

VARA Radio
Holland

Angel of Sorrow
Broken Spell
Person to Person
World of Trouble

Appearance on Dutch radio.

July 4, 1992

Crystal Palace
Radio One FM American Music Festival

Ain't Afraid of Midnight
When the Levee Breaks

Opening act of Radio One Open Air Festival at Crystal Palace

July 8, 1992

Voodoo Performances
Darmstadt, Germany

Blue Bird Blues
Couldn't Do Nothin
Devil In My Closet
Broken Spell
Angel of Sorrow
Voodoo Edge
Ain't Afraid of Midnight
Wild Streak
Tiny Coffin
Take Me Down
When the Levee Breaks

This recording captures the set list that John was playing on the Summer 1992 European Festival tour. Notice that Ain't AFraid of Midnight and When the Levee Breaks have been worked into the set.

July 9, 1992

Montreaux Jazz Festival
Geneva, Switzerland

Devil In My Closet
Ain't Afraid Of Midnight
Person To Person
Voodoo Edge
Take me Down

This recording captures the set list that John was playing on the Summer 1992 European Festival tour. Notice that Ain't AFraid of Midnight and When the Levee Breaks have been worked into the set.

July 10, 1992

Ohne Filter Extra (TV Show)
Baden Baden, Germany

Couldn't Do Nothin
Devil In My Closet
Person to Person
Angel of Sorrow
Voodoo Edge
Tiny Coffin
Wild Streak
Take Me Down

This recording captures the set list that John was playing on the Summer 1992 European Festival tour. Notice that Ain't AFraid of Midnight and When the Levee Breaks have been worked into the set.

July 11, 1992

Open Air (Outdoor Festival)
Vienna, Austria

Couldn't Do Nothin
Devil In My Closet
Person to Person
Voodoo Edge
Ain't Afraid of Midnight
When the Levee Breaks
Instrumental Jam
Take Me Down

This recording captures the set list that John was playing on the Summer 1992 European Festival tour. Notice that Ain't AFraid of Midnight and When the Levee Breaks have been worked into the set.

October 11, 1992

Caravan of Dreams
Dallas, TX

Couldn't Do Nothin
Devil In My Closet
Person to Person
Down in the Hole
Love's Name
Saddle Up My Pony
Voodoo Edge
When the Levee Breaks
Ain't Afraid of Midnight
Band Jam - Spanish Theme
Firin' LIne
Dark Was the Night

This recording captures the set list that John was playing on the Fall 1992 Benson & Hedges tour.

January 1993

BBC Radio
London UK

Saddle Up My Pony (live)
Ain't Afraid of Midnight (from Howlin Mercy)
When the Levee Breaks (live)

Appearance on BBC radio. Mix of live accoustic songs, a cut from Howlin Mercy, and an Interview.

March 1993

VARA Radio
Holland

Saddle Up My Pony
Wolf Among the Lambs
When the Levee Breaks

Appearance on Dutch radio.

March 17, 1993

Sinkkasten
Rhein-Main, Germany

Devin In My Closet
Person to Person
Down In the Hole
Ain't Afraid of Midnight
Saddle Up My Pony
Band Jam - Spanish Theme
When the Levee Breaks
Wolf Among the Lambs
Goin Down to Louisiana

Performance in Germany.

March 31, 1993

Shocking Milano (TV)
Milan, Italy

Ain't Afraid of Midnight
Person to Person
Saddle Up My Pony
Down in the Hole
When the Levee Breaks

TV appearance forcusing on the Howlin Mercy material.


Copyright � 2004, Thomas Geiger
Revised: January 10, 2005