Discography

Thanks to Jasper Heikens and Wang Dang Dula for some of the detective work on this discography.

Albums

“King King”

“King King,” The Red Devils

Label: Def American / American
Release date: July 28, 1992

  1. Automatic
  2. Goin’ to the Church
  3. She’s Dangerous
  4. I Wish You Would
  5. Cross Your Heart
  6. Tail Dragger
  7. Devil Woman
  8. No Fightin’
  9. Mr. Highway Man
  10. I’m Ready
  11. Quarter To Twelve
  12. Cut That Out
“13 featuring Lester Butler”

“13,” 13 featuring Lester Butler

Label: Hightone
Release date: March 18, 1997

  1. So Low Down
  2. HNC
  3. Sweet Tooth
  4. Black Hearted Woman
  5. Close To You
  6. Smoke Stack Lightning
  7. Pray For Me
  8. So Mean To Me
  9. Sway Down South
  10. Boogie Disease
  11. Plague of Madness
  12. Down in the Alley
  13. Baby Please Don’t Go
“13 featuring Lester Butler”

“13,” 13 featuring Lester Butler (reissue)

Label: RockBeat Records
Release date: 2011

  1. So Low Down
  2. HNC
  3. Sweet Tooth
  4. Black Hearted Woman
  5. Close To You
  6. Smoke Stack Lightning
  7. Pray For Me
  8. So Mean To Me
  9. Sway Down South
  10. Boogie Disease
  11. Plague of Madness
  12. Down in the Alley
  13. Baby Please Don’t Go

Bonus tracks (live at the 7th South Blues Festival, Tamines, Sambreville, Belgium, Aug. 29, 1997):

  1. I Wish You Would
  2. Boogie Disease
  3. So Mean To Me
“Return of The Red Devils”

“Return of The Red Devils,” The Red Devils

Label: self-released
Release date: summer 2017

  1. Time To Cry
  2. Mr. Highway Man
  3. Wish You Would
  4. Blackwater Roll
  5. She’s Dangerous
  6. Blue Light
  7. Taildragger
  8. Who Do You Love
  9. Checkin’ Up On My Baby
  10. No Fightin’
  11. Devil Woman
  12. Automatic
  13. Backstroke / You Were Wrong

More Red Devils

“Automatic”/”Devil Woman” promo single

“Automatic” / “Devil Woman,” The Red Devils (promo single)

Label: Def American / This Way Up
Release date: 1992

  1. Automatic
  2. Devil Woman
“Blackwater Roll”

“Blackwater Roll,” The Red Devils (EP)

Label: Def American / This Way Up
Release date: 1993

  1. Blackwater Roll
  2. Mr. Highway Man
  3. The Backstreet Crawler
  4. The Hook

“Louisiana Blues”

This Red Devils song is featured on the “Def American Recordings 1992 Preview” promo cassette, alongside Sir Mix-A-Lot, Slayer, The Jayhawks, and others.

“The Very Best of Mick Jagger”

The Red Devils back Jagger on “Checkin’ Up on My Baby,” from the unreleased Jagger/Devils sessions from 1992, on this 2007 greatest hits.

“Unearthed”

The Red Devils are credited performing with Johnny Cash on “T for Texas” and “Devil’s Right Hand,” from unreleased recording sessions from 1993. (2003, American)


Lester Butler, 13 & guest appearances

“Lester’s Legendary Last Gig”

“Lester’s Legendary Last Gig,” 13 featuring Lester Butler (DVD)

Label: Moulin Blues Festival
Release date: 2008

Live at the 1998 Moulin Blues Festival, Ospel:

  1. Night
  2. Down in New Orleans
  3. Automatic
  4. Devil Woman
  5. “Broken-Bass” Boogie
  6. I Wish You Would
  7. Leftovers / All About My Girl
  8. So Low Down
  9. Anytime Baby
  10. Pray for Me
  11. Taildragger
  12. Checkin’ Up On My Baby
  13. One Mo’ Peep
  14. Mr. Highway Man

Bonus: The Red Devils live at Moulin, 1993:

  1. She’s Dangerous
  2. Blackwater Roll
  3. Goin’ to The Church
“Live @ Tamines 1997”

“Live @ Tamines 1997,” Lester Butler featuring 13 (2CD)

Label: RockBeat Records
Release date: 2015

Live at the 7th South Blues Festival, Tamines, Sambreville, Belgium, Aug. 29, 1997:

  1. In The Nighttime
  2. Down In New Orleans
  3. I Wish You Would
  4. Automatic
  5. So Low Down
  6. Left Overs
  7. I’ll Cry For You
  8. Devil Woman
  1. Boogie Disease
  2. Last Night
  3. So Mean To Me
  4. Sweet Tooth
  5. Black Hearted Woman
  6. Cut That Out
  7. I’ve Got A Girl
  8. Automatic (1998 Moulin Blues Festival)
“Back Where I Belong”

Appearances

  • Billy Boy Arnold, “Back Where I Belong” (1993, Alligator)
  • Chris Thomas, “21st Century Blues” (1995, Private Music)
  • King Ernest, “King of Hearts” (1997, Evidence)
  • Plastilina Mosh, “Aquamosh” (1998, Capitol)
  • R.L. Burnside, “Come On In” (1998, Fat Possum)
  • Finis Tasby, “Jump Children!” (1998, Evidence)
  • Johnny Rivers, “Last Train to Memphis” (1998, Soul City)
  • Rancid, “Life Won’t Wait” (1998, Epitaph)
  • Jon Brown, “70 Years Coming” (1999, Acid Blues)
  • T-Model Ford, “Don’t Get Out Talkin’ It” (2007, Fat Possum)

Selected bootlegs

“Nature of My Game”

Mick Jagger & The Red Devils

Unreleased 1992 session, available on several CDs:

  • “The Famous Blues Session” (Rabbit Records)
  • “Mean Ol’ World (The Remastered Blues Sessions)”
  • “Nature of My Game” (MECCA)
  • “Blues With A Feeling” (Wizardo Records)
  • “Wandering Blues” (JRD)

“Allright!”

The Red Devils live, with four tracks from VPRO ’93 and eight from Pink Pop ’93. (Star Spangled music)

“Bullet Sound Studios”

The Red Devils on the Dutch radio program “2 Meter Sessies,” 1993.

“The Borderline”

The Red Devils’ memorable live performance at London’s Borderline club in 1993.


Other recordings

“Non Fiction”
“The Blue Shadows”

Bill Bateman

With The Blasters (selected):

  • “American Music” (1980)
  • “The Blasters” (1981)
  • “Over There: Live at The Venue, London” (EP) (1982)
  • “Non Fiction” (1983)
  • “Hard Line” (1985)
  • “The Blasters Collection” (best-of) (1991)
  • “Trouble Bound” (2002)
  • “Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings” (2 CD anthology) (2002)
  • “Fun on Saturday Night” (2012)

With The Flesh Eaters (selected):

  • “A Minute to Pray A Second to Die” (1981)
  • “I Used to Be Pretty” (2019)

With others (selected):

  • “Handmade,” Gene Taylor (1986)
  • “Diggin’ At The Doghouse,” Doghouse Lords (2009)
  • “West Of The West,” Dave Alvin (2013)
  • “The Blue Shadows,” The Blue Shadows (2016)

Jonny Ray Bartel

The Knitters: “Poor Little Critter On the Road” (1985); “The Modern Sounds of the Knitters” (2007).

Paul Size

“Can’t Lose Playing The Blues” (2021); Johnny Moeller & Paul Size: “Return Of The Funky Worm” (1996)

Mike Flanigin

“The Drifter” (2015); “West Texas Blues” (2020); Jimmie Vaughan Trio: “Live At C-Boy’s” (2017)

3 thoughts on “Discography

  1. Yesterday I got the Allright-albam from a guy in England. I’ve been listening to it, and I have to come to the conclusion that song 9, 10, 11 and 12 are not from Pinkpop 1993. In the intro of Cross your heart Lester talks about ‘this evening’. Pinkpop was on a morning (I was there). In the last song (I wish you would) Lester talks about ‘this set’. Pinkpop didn’t have sets…it was just one set! Also the recordingsound changes between song 8 and 9. The first 4 songs are definatly from VPRO. Song 5, 6, 7 and 8 are from Pinkpop. But where are the last four songs recorded? I presume in Holland, cause I think that I hear some Dutch talking in the public. Anyone an idea?

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  2. About recordings with Mick Jagger. The Famous Blues Session etc is recorded in May 1992 or June 18th 1992 (see timeline)? Is it true that there are also live recordings of Red Devils and Mick?

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