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Junior Wells

h, voc, 1934-1998 US, Memphis, Tennessee
Singer of Blues
A.k.a. Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. Amos Blakemore

Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998), born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., was a blues vocalist and harmonica player based in Chicago, who was famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and Van Morrison.

        
Instruments
  • Harmonica
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
She's A Sweet One on Calling All Blues - The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings 1957-1963 by Junior Wells
Snatch It Back And Hold It on Hoodoo Man Blues by Junior Wells
Ships On The Ocean on Hoodoo Man Blues by Junior Wells
Messin' with the Kid on Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Plays The Blues by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
(I Got A) Stomach Ache on It's My Life Baby by Junior Wells
Snatch It Back And Hold It on Live at Theresa's 1975 by Junior Wells
Cheaper To Keep Her on Blues Brothers 2000 by Various Artists
Hoodoo Man Blues on Hoodoo Man Blues by Junior Wells
Messin' With The Kid on Calling All Blues - The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings 1957-1963 by Junior Wells
Give Me One Reason on Come On In This House by Junior Wells

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Sexy Bitch - Box Of BluesJunior Wells2018Compil.
Cut That Out!Junior Wells2018Compil.
Cut You A-Loose / Cha Cha Cha In BlueRicky Allen / Junior Wells2016Single
The Criteria SessionsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells2016Compil.
Cut That Out: 1953-1963 SidesJunior Wells2015Compil.
Pure Raw BluesBuddy Guy & Junior Wells2014Compil.
Pure Raw BluesBuddy Guy & Junior Wells2014Compil.
Paint The Town BluesJunior Wells2012Compil.
Live In Boston 1966Junior Wells & The Aces2010Album
Chicago Blues FestivalBuddy Guy & Junior Wells, Little Walter & Otis Rush2009Compil.
First Time I Met The BluesBuddy Guy & Junior Wells2007Compil.
Vanguard Visionaries: Junior WellsJunior Wells2007Compil.
Live At NightstageJunior Wells With Special Guest Buddy Guy2007Album
Great Blues Masters Vol.10Junior Wells2006Compil.
Live At Theresa's 1975Junior Wells2006Album
Chicago Blues Jam Volume 5 of 12Junior Wells, Pistol Pete2005Single
Big Blues CollectionJunior Wells2003Compil.
Live Around The World: The Best OfJunior Wells2002Compil.
Live Around The WorldJunior Wells2002Album
Calling All BluesJunior Wells2000Compil.
Best Of The Vanguard YearsJunior Wells1998Compil.
Keep On Steppin': The Best Of Junior WellsJunior Wells1998Compil.
Last Time Around - Live At LegendsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells1998Album
Live At Buddy Guy's LegendsJunior Wells1997Album
Come On In This HouseJunior Wells1996Album
Everybody's Gettin' SomeJunior Wells1995Album
Buddy Guy & Junior WellsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells1994Compil.
Better Off With The BluesJunior Wells1993Album
Earl Hooker And Junior WellsEarl Hooker And Junior Wells1992Compil.
Messin' With The BluesMuddy Waters With Buddy Guy & Junior Wells1991Album
Alone & AcousticBuddy Guy & Junior Wells1991Album
Messin' With The KidJunior Wells, Earl Hooker1990Compil.
Harp Attack!James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch1990Album
Messin' With The Kid 1957-1963Junior Wells1989Compil.
You're Tuff EnoughJunior Wells1988Compil.
Messing With The KidJunior Wells1986Compil.
Chiefly Wells (Chicago Blues With Magic Sam & Shakey Jake 1957-1966)Junior Wells1985Compil.
Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' DynamiteBuddy Guy & Junior Wells With Bill Wyman, Pinetop Perkins, Terry Taylor & Dallas Taylor1982Album
The Original Blues BrothersBuddy Guy & Junior Wells1982Album
Universal RockJunior Wells1981Compil.
Messin' With The BluesJunior Wells1980Compil.
Pleading The BluesJunior Wells1979Album
Live In MontreuxBuddy Guy & Junior Wells1978Album
Blues Hit Big TownJunior Wells1977Compil.
Live Recording At Yuhbin-Chokin Hall On March-1975Junior Wells & Buddy Guy1975Album
On TapJunior Wells1974Album
Eagle RockJunior Wells1972Single
South Side ReunionMemphis Slim Featuring Buddy Guy / Junior Wells1972Album
In My Younger DaysJunior Wells1972Compil.
Play The BluesBuddy Guy & Junior Wells1972Album
Southside Blues JamJunior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Spann1970Album
Buddy And The JuniorsBuddy Guy, Junior Mance & Junior Wells1970Album
Southside Blues JamJunior Wells1970Album
Sings Live At The Golden BearJunior Wells1969Album
Another Mule Is Kicking In Your StallJunior Wells1969Single
You're Tuff EnoughJunior Wells1968Album
Coming At YouJunior Wells1968Album
Girl You Lit My FireJunior Wells1968Single
Leave My Woman Alone / I Can't Stand No SignifyingJunior Wells1968Single
Stop Breakin' Down / Mystery TrainJunior Wells1968Single
You're Tuff EnoughJunior Wells1968Single
You Oughta Quit ThatJunior Wells1967Single
Vietnam-Blues / Roll'em PeteJunior Wells / Big Joe Turner1967Single
Shake It Baby / (I Got A) Stomach AcheJunior Wells1967Single
Up In HeahJunior Wells1966Single
Cut My Toe Nail / I'm Losing YouJunior Wells1966Single
It's My Life, Baby!Junior Wells1966Album
Lovey Dovey Lovey OneJunior Wells1964Single
I'll Get You Too / Every Goodbye Ain't GoneJunior Wells1963Single
She's A Sweet One / When The Cat's Gone The Mice PlayJunior Wells1963Single
I'm A Stranger / The Things I'd Do For YouJunior Wells1961Single
I Found Out / That Will Hold MeJunior Wells1961Single
I Could CryJunior Wells1961Single
Cha Cha Cha In Blue / It Hurts Me TooJunior Wells1961Single
So TiredJunior Wells1961Single
You Sure Look Good To MeJunior Wells1961Single
You Sure Look Good To MeJunior Wells1961Single
Little By Little / Come On In This HouseJunior Wells1960Single
I Could CryJunior Wells1960Single
Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule / Blues In D NaturalJunior Wells, Earl Hooker1960Single
You Don't CareJunior Wells1960Single
Messing With The KidJunior Wells1960Single
So Tired / Can't Live Without You, BabyJunior Wells1959Single
Hodo Man / Junior's WailJunior Wells1955Single
'Bout The Break Of Day / Lawdy! Lawdy!Junior Wells1954Album
Camden Dingwalls 1985Buddy Guy And Junior Wells With Eric ClaptonAlbum
Tribute To Little Walter / It's All SoulJunior WellsSingle
The Snake / Soul Drummers / Stomach AcheMaximilian / Ray Barretto / Junior WellsCompil.
Junior Wells & his Chicago Blues Band with Buddy GuyJunior WellsAlbum
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