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The Seventh Son
Composer: Willie Dixon

The Seventh Son was performed by Bob Weir sitting in with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood in 2011.

Willie Dixon wrote The Seventh Son for Willie Mabon who recorded it in 1955. The song was released on a single on the Chess label in October 1955. Willie Dixon plays on this original Willie Mabon recording.



Recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (The Seventh Son / Lucinda), Willie Mabon, 1955
no info Creek Bank, Mose Allison, 1958
no info Single (The Seventh Son / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me), Mose Allison, 1959
no info Single (My Foolish Heart / The Seventh Son), Nancy Wilson, 1961
no info Mose Allison Sings, Mose Allison, 1963
no info Single (The Seventh Son / Parchman Farm), Mose Allison, 1963
no info Johnny Rivers At The Whisky Go-Go, Johnny Rivers, 1964
no info Single (No Rest For The Worried / The Seventh Son), Clarence Williams, 1964
no info Groovy Goodies, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 1964
no info Single (Seventh Son / Un-Square Dance), Johnny Rivers, 1965
info Meanwhile Back At The Whisky Go-Go, Johnny Rivers, 1965
no info Single (Meeting Over Yonder / Seventh Son), Ray Anthont, 1965
no info Knights Off Campus, Hermon Knights, 1965
no info Goodies, J.J. Johnson, 1965
info Billy Strange Plays the Hits, Billy Strange, 1965
no info Country Blues, John Hammond, 1965
no info Down The Line, The Astronauts, 1965
info I'm a Fool, Dino, Desi & Billy, 1965
no info Blues & Soul, Ted Taylor, 1965
no info Then Was Then And Now Is Now, Peggy Lee, 1965
no info The Blues Volume 5, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1965
no info The Mindbenders, The Mindbenders, 1966
no info A Groovy Kind Of Love, The Mindbenders, 1966
no info Mose Alive!, Mose Allison, 1966
no info Johnny Rivers' Golden Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1966
no info Hold On I'm Coming!, Gerry Lockran, 1967
no info Single (The Seventh Son / Blue Rondo A La Turk), Roy Meriwether Trio, 1967
no info Tim Hardin 4, Tim Hardin, 1968
no info Original Golden Greats Vol. 9, Various Artists (Johnny Rivers), 1968
no info Single (Seventh Son / Fully Booked), Georgie Fame, 1969
no info Seventh Son (LP), Georgie Fame, 1969
no info Wonder Where I'm Bound, Dion, 1969
info I Am The Blues, Willie Dixon, 1970
no info Shorty Featuring Georgie Fame, Shorty Featuring Georgie Fame, 1970
no info The Best Of Mose Allison, 1970
no info Single (Midnight Special / Seventh Son), Johnny Rivers, 1970
no info Tim Hardin (comp), Tim Hardin, 1970
no info You Better Move On, Billy 'Crash' Craddock, 1971
no info Climax Blues Band, Climax Blues Band, 1971
no info Mose In Your Ear, Mose Allison, 1972
no info Everything Stops For Tea, Long John Baldry, 1972
info Fruity, Various Artists (John Baldry), 1972
info Warner/Reprise Display Case, Vol. 6, Various Artists (John Baldry), 1972
no info Blueprint, Rory Gallagher, 1973
no info The Seventh Son, Mose Allison, 1973
no info FM/Live, Climax Blues Band, 1973
no info Bonnie And Clyde, Georgie Fame, 1973
no info Single (The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde / Seventh Son), Georgie Fame, 1973
no info The Very Best Of Johnny Rivers, 1974
no info A Lot Of Bottle, Climax Blues Band, 1976
no info Heavy Timbre Chicago Boogie Piano, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1976
info Loving Is Why, The Sons of Champlin, 1977
no info Mileage, John Hammond, 1980
no info Lessons In Living, Mose Allison, 1983
no info I'm A Heart Regulator, Willie Mabon, 1984
no info Poison 13, Poison 13, 1984
no info Chess Masters, Willie Mabon, 1985
no info Woodshock 85, Various Artists (Poison 13), 1986
no info The Best Of Johnny Rivers, 1987
no info The Best Of Chess Blues, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1987
no info Greatest Hits: The Prestige Collection, Mose Allison, 1988
no info CD single (Jackie Brown / Jackie Brown / Seventh Son), John Cougar Mellencamp, 1989
no info Tattoo / Blueprint, Rory Gallagher, 1989
no info The First Thirty Years, Georgie Fame, 1989
info Willie Dixon Chess Box, Willie Dixon, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1989
no info Bronx Blues: The Columbia Recordings 1962-1965, Dion, 1991
info Anthology, 1964-1977, Johnny Rivers, 1991
no info Legendary Blues Classics Volume 1, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1991
no info Allison Wonderland: The Mose Allison Anthology, Mose Allison, 1994
no info Hang On To A Dream: The Verve Recordings, Tim Hardin, 1994
no info Wine Is Red, Poison Is Blue, Poison 13, 1994
info Precious Stone: In the Studio with Sly Stone 1963-1965, Sly Stone / Various Artists, 1994
no info Chicago Blues Session!, Willie Mabon, 1995
no info Wild Thing, League Of Decency, 1995
info Johnny Rivers Rocks the Folk/Meanwhile Back at the Whisky A-Go-Go, Johnny Rivers, 1996
no info She's Irresistible, Kent DuChaine, 1996
no info World Of Make Believe, Knight Crawler, 1996
no info Blending the Blues, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1996
no info Mod Jazz, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 1996
no info The Best Of Peggy Lee: The Capitol Years, Peggy Lee, 1997
info Pure Mose, Mose Allison, 1997
no info Down The Line / Travelin' Men, The Astronauts, 1997
info Chess Blues-Rock Songbook, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1997
no info Chess Blues Piano Greats, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1997
no info Batuque Y Blues, Big Allanbik, 1998
no info The Complete Astronauts Collection!, Astronauts, 1998
no info Poet of the Blues, Willie Dixon, 1998
no info Living The Blues: Chicago Blues Classics, Various Artists (Willie Mabon), 1998
no info BBC Sessions, Rory Gallagher, 1999
no info I Don't Worry About A Thing / Mose Alive, Mose Allison, 1999
no info Western Man / Mose In Your Ear, Mose Allison, 1999
info The Prestige Records Story, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 1999
no info Essential Jazz Volume 2, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 1999
no info Best Of The Vanguard Years, John Hammond, 2000
no info Small World Big Band, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, 2001
no info The Mose Chronicles: Live In London, Volume 1, Mose Allison, 2001
no info The Essence Of Nancy Wilson: Four Decades Of Music, Nancy Wilson, 2002
no info The Mindbenders / With Woman In Mind, The Mindbenders, 2002
info Vanguard: Roots of Folk, Various Artists (John Hammond), 2002
no info Got Nothing But Song, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 2003
no info Superhits, Georgie Fame & Alan Price, 2004
info The Jazz Box, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 2004
no info Rough Harvest (expanded), John Mellencamp, 2005
no info I'm A Fool / Our Time's Coming, Dino, Desi And Billy, 2005
no info Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros Recordings, John Baldry, 2005
info Go Go Train: Doin' the Mod!, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Soul Agents), 2005
info Secret Agent Man: The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology, Johnny Rivers, 2006
no info Best Of Friends, Jools Holland, 2007
no info Vanguard Visionaries, John Hammond, Jr., 2007
no info Mississippi Blues, Various Artists (Willie Dixon), 2007
no info Then Was Then And Now Is Now / Bridge Over Troubled Water, Peggy Lee, 2008
no info Seventh Son / Going Home, Georgie Fame, 2008
no info 2120 South Michigan Ave., George Thorogood & The Destroyers, 2011
no info Straight From The Heart, Izzy Chait, 2012
no info Georgie Does His Thing With Strings + Knock On Wood E.P. + The CBS As And B's, Georgie Fame, 2015
no info Way Down Inside Songs Of Willie Dixon, Big Head Blues Club, 2016
no info Won't Be Back No More, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, 2020
no info The Delta Sweete (Deluxe Edition), Bobbie Gentry, 2020
no info Anything Mose!, John Chin Featuring Richard Julian, 2021
no info Soho Scene 58: Jazz Goes Mod, Various Artists (Mose Allison), 2021
no info Live 1978, Mose Allison, 2022

The Seventh Son is also included on a number of Chris Robinson Brotherhood officially released concert recordings.

 
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