Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page ‎– Don't Send Me No Flowers

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Of the many obscure projects Jimmy Page was associated with prior to Led Zeppelin, one of the most notable was a studio session he recorded live alongside noted keyboardist Brian Auger, and famed bluesman, Sonny Boy Williamson.
The session took place at IBC Studios on January 28, 1965.
Those present at the session included, Jimmy Page on guitar, Brian Auger on organ, Ricky Brown on bass Mickey Waller on drums along with Joe Harriot & Alan Skidmore on saxophone, and Sonny Boy taking up vocal and harmonica.
While doing press for the documentary film "It Might Get Loud" Jimmy Page also recalled the session with Sonny Boy Williamson: "The one that was done live with The Yardbirds
hadn’t come out. It was our manager who called me. I was a studio musician, at the time, and Sonny Boy was living in his flat. Somebody told me once that they went to the house and they heard Sonny Boy plucking a live chicken. I don’t know how true that was. That didn’t happen when I was there. Sonny Boy and myself rehearsed these numbers in the
manager’s flat and, by the time we got into the studio a couple days later, Sonny Boy had forgotten all of the arrangements of what we were going to do. It was cool. Good music comes out of that."
(Corbin, Pageia Obscura)

Tracklist

Don't Send Me No Flowers
I See A Man Downstairs
She Was Dumb
The Goat
Walking
Little Girl, How Old Are You?
It's A Bloody Life
Getting Out Of Town

Versions (38)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
608004 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Don't Send Me No Flowers(LP, Album) Marmalade 608004 UK 1968 Sell This Version
658 122 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Don't Send Me No Flowers (LP, Album) Marmalade 658 122 France 1968 Sell This Version
184229 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Don't Send Me No Flowers(LP, Album) Polydor 184229 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
607004 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Don't Send Me No Flowers(LP, Album, Mono) Marmalade 607004 UK 1968 Sell This Version
YX-6028 Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Faces And Places Vol. 8(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records YX-6028 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
529.908 Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Faces And Places Vol. 8(LP, RE) BYG Records 529.908 France 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4038 Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4038 US 1972 Sell This Version
SPB-4038 Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(LP, Album) Springboard SPB-4038 US 1972 Sell This Version
CR 300.011, CR 300 011 Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, RE) Charly Records, Charly Records CR 300.011, CR 300 011 France 1975 Sell This Version
CR 30193 Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) , & Brian Auger Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) , & Brian Auger - Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson, & Brian Auger(LP, Album) Charly Records CR 30193 UK 1975 Sell This Version
SPB-4038 Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(LP, Album, RE) Springboard SPB-4038 US 1975 Sell This Version
SPB-4038 Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(LP, Album, RE) Springboard SPB-4038 US 1975 Sell This Version
SPB-4038 Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(LP, Album, RE) Springboard SPB-4038 US 1975 Sell This Version
SPB-4038 Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(LP, Album, RE, Sup) Springboard SPB-4038 US 1975 Sell This Version
CR 300 011, CR 300.011 Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, Album, RE) Charly Records, Charly Records CR 300 011, CR 300.011 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
CR 300.011, CR 300 011 Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, Album, RE, RP) Charly Records, Charly Records CR 300.011, CR 300 011 France 1976 Sell This Version
CR 300 011, CR 300.011 Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, RE) Charly Records, Charly Records CR 300 011, CR 300.011 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7011 Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2), Brian Auger Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2), Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP) Charter, Charly Records 7011 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
77-CH17 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Jam Session(LP, Album, RE) Charly Records 77-CH17 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
44-CH-17 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson & Brian Auger(Cass, Album) Charly Records 44-CH-17 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
RA-5901 Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, Album) Legends Of Music RA-5901 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
CR 30193 Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) , & Brian Auger Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) , & Brian Auger - Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson, & Brian Auger(LP, Album, RE) Charly Records CR 30193 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ES-182 Jimmy Page / Sonny Boy Williamson (2) And Brian Auger Jimmy Page / Sonny Boy Williamson (2) And Brian Auger - Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson And Brian Auger(LP, Album) CFE ES-182 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
ES-182 Jimmy Page / Sonny Boy Williamson (2) And Brian Auger Jimmy Page / Sonny Boy Williamson (2) And Brian Auger - Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson And Brian Auger(LP, Album) CFE ES-182 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
ES-182 Jimmy Page / Sonny Boy Williamson (2) And Brian Auger Jimmy Page / Sonny Boy Williamson (2) And Brian Auger - Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson And Brian Auger(LP, Album) CFE ES-182 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
C 30193 Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson, & Brian Auger(LP, Album, RE) Charly Records Ltd. C 30193 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
CD LIK 80 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Don't Send Me No Flowers(CD, Album, RE) Charly R&B CD LIK 80 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
RMLP-4593LE Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Brian Auger & The Trinity / Joe Harriott / Alan Skidmore / Jimmy Page - Don't Send Me No Flowers(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Reel (2) RMLP-4593LE UK 2019 Sell This Version
RMLP - 4593LE Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger & The Trinity, Joe Harriott, Alan Skidmore, Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger & The Trinity, Joe Harriott, Alan Skidmore, Jimmy Page - Don't Send Me No Flowers(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Cle) Reel (2) RMLP - 4593LE 2019 Sell This Version
BYG 529 908 Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Faces And Places Vol 8(LP, Album) BYG Records BYG 529 908 France Unknown Sell This Version
BYG 529 908 Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Jimmy Page + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Faces And Places Vol 8(LP, Album) BYG Records BYG 529 908 France Unknown Sell This Version
CC-1073 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Jimmy Page Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Jimmy Page - It's A Bloody Life(8-Trk, Album, RE) Charm Originals CC-1073 US Unknown Sell This Version
ox 3140 Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2), Brian Auger Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2), Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP) Oxford ox 3140 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
608004 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Jimmy Page / Brian Auger / Ricky Brown / Joe Harriott, Alan Skidmore, Mick Waller Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With Jimmy Page / Brian Auger / Ricky Brown / Joe Harriott, Alan Skidmore, Mick Waller - Jam Session(LP, Album) Charlie's Records 608004 France Unknown Sell This Version
300 011 Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, RE) Charly Records 300 011 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
BBS 2517 Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger Jimmy Page & Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & Brian Auger - Jam Session(LP, RE) Bellaphon, Charly Records BBS 2517 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
80503 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page(8-Trk, Album) Macchi Pucchi Tape Company 80503 France Unknown Sell This Version
40503, 40 503 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page(Cass, Album, Comp) Macchi Pucchi Tape Company, Macchi Pucchi Tape Company 40503, 40 503 France Unknown Sell This Version

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dcbill

dcbill

September 23, 2020
referencing Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson, LP, Album, SPB-4038
The labels are reversed on my copy... side A label is side B and the side B label is side A. Anyone else's experience?
DJEZLOU

DJEZLOU

October 6, 2019
referencing Don't Send Me No Flowers, LP, Album, 608004
Wow! the price on these. I bought the Marmalade 608004 release in 1968. Dug it out just looking through my blues.
kevinbruso58

kevinbruso58

December 23, 2018
referencing Jam Session, LP, ox 3140
Jam Session - Oxford ox - 3140 Vinyl. Italy. The year on the label from above pics states the year to be 1979.
TheModGod

TheModGod

June 12, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Don't Send Me No Flowers, LP, Album, 608004

DON"T buy 'Special Early Works' versions, terrible pressing, rubbish sound!!!! Original (which is the version I am reviewing here) and "The Jam Session' versions much better, I don't know about the others.
TheModGod

TheModGod

June 12, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson, LP, Album, RE, Sup, SPB-4038

These 'Special Early Works...' versions have very poor sound. The original (very expensive) and 'The Jam Session' versions have much better sound quality. I don't know about the other ones, but avoid this one unless you want your music to sound hallow and rubbishy. I was shocked when I first heard a different version, before I had always thought this was just a poorly done recording. Nope, just a crappy repressing. Is an extremely excellent album otherwise.
NotPresentNowPresent

NotPresentNowPresent

October 29, 2016
referencing Don't Send Me No Flowers, LP, Album, 608004
A NZ version of this exists. Triple flipback non-laminated cover, polydor.
jamkram60

jamkram60

August 29, 2015
referencing Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson, LP, Album, RE, Sup, SPB-4038
well, maybe jimmy really is on this album but if you're expecting to hear jimmy do his thing, think again. it's all sonny boy Williamson.
LucVanBogaert

LucVanBogaert

January 24, 2014
referencing Jam Session, LP, RE, CR 300 011, CR 300.011

This stomping blues album is a musical roller coaster like you haven't heard many. From the slow and down beat depressing atmosphere of Don't Send My No Flowers, to the energetic finale of Getting Out Of Town, every single track on this album is just spot on. The spontaneous intensity and the emotion in these recordings is almost touchable and the classic heart felt harmonica blues of Sonny Boy in is later years blends perfectly with the raw blues rock energy of young Jimmy Page and Brian Auger. Blues and rock, rock blues, swamp blues or whatever you want to call it, never sounded better and more intense than on this album.