Skip to main content

King Biscuit Time

King Biscuit Time

Born Aleck Miller, Sonny Boy Williamson was known by various names during his career: Rice Miller, Willie Williamson, Little Boy Blue—and some musicologists and critics refer to him as Sonny Boy Williamson II to distinguish him from John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, an earlier blues performer. This collection of early recordings made for Trumpet Records in the 1950s was remastered by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz in 1993. A reflection of Sonny Boy’s musical style during his appearances on King Biscuit Time radio broadcasts, the album features an actual 15-minute segment from one of the programs. The final track is Elmore James’ classic “Dust My Broom,” with Sonny Boy on harmonica.

Track Listing

101
Do It If You Wanna Sonny Boy Williamson 2:31
102
Cool, Cool Blues Sonny Boy Williamson 2:45
103
Come On Back Home Sonny Boy Williamson 2:48
104
Stop Crying Sonny Boy Williamson 2:56
105
Eyesight To The Blind Sonny Boy Williamson 3:04
106
West Memphis Blues Sonny Boy Williamson 2:51
107
I Cross My Heart Sonny Boy Williamson 2:45
108
Crazy About You Baby Sonny Boy Williamson 3:02
109
Nine Below Zero Sonny Boy Williamson 2:51
110
Mighty Long Time Sonny Boy Williamson 2:59
111
She Brought Life Back To The Dead Sonny Boy Williamson 2:32
112
Stop Now Baby Sonny Boy Williamson 2:44
113
Mr. Downchild Sonny Boy Williamson 2:31
114
Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues Sonny Boy Williamson 2:37
115
Pontiac Blues Sonny Boy Williamson 2:42
116
Too Close Together Sonny Boy Williamson 2:35
117
Radio Program (KPFA): V-8 Ford / Stormy Monday / Right Now / Come Go With Me Sonny Boy Williamson 13:08
118
Dust My Broom Elmore James with Sonny Boy Williamson 2:44

.