Jerry McCain

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American electric blues harmonica player, born 18 June 1930, died 28 March 2012.
Jerry McCain was born on June 19, 1930 in Gadsden, AL. One of five children, he grew up "po' as po' can be" as he puts it. In his teens he earned a regular gig at a local station WETO fronting a jug band! Jerry made a homemade bass. The strings were made out of an inner tube. Jerry was influenced by Little Walter. In fact he met and proceeded to impress the old curmudgeon (then a young curmudgeon) when he covered Walter's "Can't Hold Out Much Longer". Boogie's break came when Lillian McMurry of Diamond Recording, Inc heard his demo and decided to check out Jerry and his band (which included Chris Carter on guitar, Herman Fowlkes on bass, Dave Campbell on piano and Bernard Williams on tenor sax). McMurry was impressed enough to have Jerry cut four sides in October 1953. "Wine O' Wine" and "East Of The Sun" from the session were released on Trumpet Records, home of Elmore James . But it wasn't until a year later that Jerry recorded again with "Stay Out Of Automobiles".
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S-1021 Jerry McCain - Living Legend album art Jerry McCain Living Legend(LP) Zeus (5) S-1021 US 1978 Sell This Version
EQL 1912 Jerry McCain - Blues On The Move album art Jerry McCain Blues On The Move(LP, Album) Robox Records EQL 1912 US 1979 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Black Blues Is Back album art Jerry McCain Black Blues Is Back (Album) The Gas Company US 1980 Sell This Version
Bad-30001 Jerry McCain - Bad Blues Is My Business album art Jerry Mccain Bad Blues Is My Business(LP, Album) Black Artist Development International Bad-30001 US 1986 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Blues 'n' Stuff album art Jerry McCain Blues 'n' Stuff Ichiban Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Love Desperado album art Jerry McCain Love Desperado (Album) Ichiban Records US 1991 Sell This Version
DOG 9106-2 Jerry McCain - I've Got The Blues All Over Me album art Jerry McCain I've Got The Blues All Over Me(CD, Album) Wild Dog Blues DOG 9106-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
Black & Allright LP 001 Jerry McCain - Turn Your Damper Down With Jerry "Boogie" McCain album art Jerry "Boogie" McCain* Turn Your Damper Down With Jerry "Boogie" McCain(LP, Mono, Ltd) Black & Allright Black & Allright LP 001 US 1996 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - This Stuff Just Kills Me album art Jerry "Boogie" McCain* This Stuff Just Kills Me (Album) Jericho (3) US 1999 Sell This Version
ICH-01018 Jerry McCain - Jerry McCain album art Jerry McCain Jerry McCain(CD, Album) Ichiban Blues ICH-01018 US 2002 Sell This Version
MMCD34 Jerry McCain - Boogie Is My Name album art Jerry Boogie McCain* Boogie Is My Name(CD, Album) Music Maker Relief Foundation MMCD34 US 2003 Sell This Version
MMCD21 Jerry McCain - Unplugged album art Jerry "Boogie" McCain* Unplugged(CD) Music Maker Recordings MMCD21 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jerry McCain - East Of The Sun / Wine O-Wine album art Jerry "Boogie" McCain His Harmonica And Orch.* East Of The Sun / Wine O-Wine (Single) Trumpet Records US 1954 Sell This Version
45-2127 Jerry McCain - Groom Without A Bride album art Jerry McCain Groom Without A Bride(7", Promo) Excello 45-2127 US 1957 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - She's Tough album art Jerry McCain She's Tough (Single) Rex (2) US 1960 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Jet Stream / Popcorn album art Jerry McCain Jet Stream / Popcorn (Single) Okeh Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Red Top / Twist "62" album art Jerry McCain Red Top / Twist "62" (Single) Okeh US 1962 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Turn The Lights On Popeye / Hop Stroll album art Jerry McCain Turn The Lights On Popeye / Hop Stroll OKeh US 1962 Sell This Version
S 153-65 Jerry McCain - Pokey / Here's Where You Get It album art Jerry McCain Pokey / Here's Where You Get It(7", Promo) Recording Industries Corp. S 153-65 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-777 Jerry McCain - Love Me Right / Ting-Tang-Tigalu album art Jerry McCain Love Me Right / Ting-Tang-Tigalu(7") Continental Records (31) C-777 US 1965 Sell This Version
101 Jerry McCain - Edna / She's Righteous album art Jerry McCain Edna / She's Righteous(7") Esco Productions 101 US 1965 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Love Ain't Nothin' To Play With album art Jerry McCain Love Ain't Nothin' To Play With (Single) Jewel Records (3) US 1966 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Sugar Baby album art Jerry McCain Sugar Baby (Single) Jewel Records (3) US 1965 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Juicy Lucy album art Jerry McCain Juicy Lucy (Single) Jewel Records (3) US 1967 Sell This Version
Jerry McCain - Homogenized Love / 728 Texas album art Jerry McCain Homogenized Love / 728 Texas Python Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version

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