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Swamp Dogg

Jerry Williams, aka, "Swamp Dogg", is truly one of a kind. Nearly as eccentric as Salvador Dali. More idiosyncratic than Prince. And always provocative. An underground hero with a cult following who despite never placing an LP of his own on one of Billboard's charts is still living large.

Initially Jerry Williams was a conventional R & B songwriter, producer, engineer for Atlantic Records under the helm of Jerry Wexler and Phil Walden in the 1960s. He also recorded under the name Little Jerry Williams, scoring a few charters with "I'm The Lover Man" (1964), "Baby You're My Everything" (1965) and "Baby Bunny Sugar Honey" (1966). He had more success writing or producing For other artists. Gene Pitney hit #16 on the Billboard Pop Chart in 1968 with "She's A Heartbreaker" for example but these successes did not portend the transformation about to happen.
In a stroke of genius, Swamp Dogg was born in 1970 with "Total Destruction Of Your Mind", unfurling his disparate musical style (a crazier version of the kind of material Solomon Burke and the like were doing) and outspoken worldview. It was funky, it was catchy at times but only the single, "Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe" charted (#33 R & B). The surreal "Rat On", featuring the unflinching "God Bless America For What?" followed. The brilliance continued with equally "out there" LPs like "Cuffed, Collared, Tagged & Gassed" (1972), "Gag A Maggot" (1973) but began tapering off for the remainder of the 70s. All the while he started his own label Mankind Records, produced Doris Duke ("I'm A Loser" 1970, "Legend In Her Own Time" 1975), Freddie North ("Friend" 1972) and Z.Z. Hill ("The Brand New ZZ Hill").

In the 80s Swamp did more work for other artists than on himself, having released only a handful of records that decade. Starting his own label, S.D.E.G. (Swamp Dogg Entertainment Group), SDEG dropped records by himself ("I Asked For A Rope And They Threw Me A Rock"), Bobby McClure ("The Cherry LP"), Tommy Hunt ("Until My Arms Fall Off") . He also produced acclaimed records by Billy Price ("Can I Change My Mind"), Ruby Andrews ("Kiss This"), Irma Thomas ("Inbetween Tears") and Ruth Brown ("Black, Brown & Beautiful").

The 90s were even more sparse for new Swamp sides with only one new LP in the decade ("Surfin' In Harlem"). Fortunately he's cranked things up in the 00's. Following the middling "Re-Invention Of Swamp Dogg" (2000), Swamp made an impact in the Southern Soul market with "If I Ever Kiss He Can Kiss It Goodbye". In 2007 Swamp finally recorded and released an album that ranks with his classic material, "Resurrection". 


READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH SWAMP DOGG HERE

Album Discography

"Raw Spitt" (Canyon 1970)

collaborative album with Charlie Whitehead

Put A Little Love In Your Heart 2:58
Raw Spitt 2:37
Call Me Nigger 2:41
The Freedom Under Certain Konditions Marching Band 2:54
Midnight Rider 2:33
Who Do They Think They Are 2:43
I Dig Black Girls 2:37
This Old Town 3:00
Sweet Bird Of Success 2:31
Excuses 2:40

"Total Destruction Of Your Mind" (Canyon 1970)

Total Destruction To Your Mind 3:24
Synthetic World 3:23
Dust Your Head Color Red 2:48
Redneck 2:47
If I Die Tomorrow (I've Lived Tonight) 2:50
I Was Born Blue 2:58
Sal-A-Faster 2:48
The World Beyond 3:39
These Are Not My People 2:36
Everything You'll Ever Need 2:51
The Baby Is Mine 2:48
Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe 4:08

"Rat On" (Elektra 1971)

Do You Believe 2:50
Predicament #2 3:07
Remember I Said Tomorrow 2:41
Creeping Away 2:51
Got To Get A Message To You 4:08
God Bless America 3:34
I Kissed Your Face 3:51
That Ain't My Wife 3:15
She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye 3:05
Do Our Thing Together 4:07

"Cuffed, Collared & Tagged" (Cream 1972)

Sam Stone 3:57
Complication No. 5 3:00
Lady Madonna 3:50
You Say You Trust Your Mother 2:36
If It Hadn't Been For Sly 4:00
Your Last Dirty Trick 2:45
Knowing I'm Pleasing Me & You 2:35
In My Resume 2:33
Captain Of Your Ship 1:53
Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home 7:55

"Gag A Maggot" (Stone Dogg 1973)

Wife Sitter 3:37
Choking To Death (From The Ties That Bind) 5:27
I Couldn't Pay For What I Got Last Night 2:47
Mighty Mighty Dollar Bill 5:01
Midnight Hour 3:24
Please Let Me Kiss You Goodbye 3:15
T T 2:50
Why Must We Fall (When We Fall In Love) 3:23
Plastered To The Wall (Higher Than The Ceiling) 3:49

"Have You Heard This Story?" (Island 1974)

The Mind Does The Dancing While The Body Pulls The Strings 7:20
Dr. M. L. G. (J. A.) 3:45
Chewed Up Grass 4:41
My Hang-Ups Ain't Hung-Up No More 3:45
Did I Come Back Too Soon (Or Stay Away Too Long) 4:15
I Wanna Lifetime Of Loving You 2:30
When He Was No One 3:14
I Wouldn't Leave Here To Go To Heaven 2:40
God Ain't Blessing America 4:40

"Greatest Hits?" (Stone Dogg 1976)

Paradoxial (No Bugles) 2:07
Buzzard Luck 3:38
Ebony And Jet 2:44
Eat The Goose (Before The Goose Eats You) 2:57
Don't You Try To Be My Man 2:49
Call Me Nigger 7:08
I Can't Stand To Hear Her Say Please 3:20
I'm Still In Love With You 3:18
Or Forever Hold Your Peace 2:23
I've Never Been To Africa 3:18

"You Ain't Never Too Old To Boogie" (DJM 1976)

A1 Sweetest Thing In California
A2 The Other Man
A3 I Can Stand The Lonely Days (But Can't Stand The Lonely Nights)
A4 Dyn-o-mite
A5 You Ain't Never Too Old To Boogie
B1 I Sure Love To Ball (And You Do Too)
B2 Believe In Me Baby
B3 It's A Bitch
B4 I Had A Ball (I Did It All)

"An Opportunity... Not A Bargain!!!" (Wizzard Ltd 1977)

BA1 It's A Bitch
A2 Let's Do It Again
A3 Shafts Mama
B1 The Other Man
B2 I Can Stand The Lonely Days (I Can't Take These Lonely Nights)
B3 Believe In Me Baby
B4 I Did It All
B5 I Sure Love To Ball (And You Do Too)
B6 Sweetest Thing In California
B7 Dyn-oo-mitt-ee

"Finally Caught Up With Myself" (Musicor 1977)

A1 Communication No. 1 0:30
A2 My Heart Just Can't Stop Dancing 3:55
A3 If You Gotta Do Wrong, Do It Right 5:14
A4 Trash 4:13
A5 Silly, Silly, Silly, Silly Me 2:47
A6 Slow, Slow Disco 4:44
B1 Communication No. 2 0:26
B2 New Orleans My Home 3:08
B3 Walking On Eggs 3:14
B4 All Around Friend 2:07
B5 Understanding California Women 4:06
B6 Embryo S.O.S. 5:29

"Doin' A Party Tonite" (Cream 1980)

A1 Party Tonite
A2 Jeri
A3 I'm Gonna Keep On Loving You
A4 Rhythm 'N' Blues
B1 Come A Little Closer Baby
B2 Whats Left For Yaw'll To Do
B3 Hang On I'll Save You
B4 Mind Over Whats The Matter 0

"I'm Not Selling Out / I'm Buying In!" (Takoma 1981)

Swamping Salutations 0:12
Wine, Women And Rock 'N' Roll 3:50
Just A Little Time Left 4:57
The Love We Got Ain't Worth Two Dead Flies 4:35
Low Friends In High Places 4:35
A Hundred And 5:00
Total Destruction To Your Mind Once Again 4:06
California Is Drowning And I Live Down By The River 4:19
Sexy Sexy Sexy # 3 3:35

"Swamp Dogg" (ALA 1982)

A1 Right Arm For Your Love / For Your Love (Medley) 6:23
A2 Come Get It (Come Get My Love) 5:08
A3 Salty Dog 7:53
B1 Happy Birthday You Dawg You 4:15
B2 Come On And Dance With Me 11:00

"The Best Of Swamp Dogg" (War Bride 1982)

1 Total Destruction to Your Mind
2 Synthetic World
3 Eat the Goose (Before the Goose Eats You)
4 Wife Sitter
5 Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe
6 Buzzard Luck
7 No Bugles (Paradoxical)
8 The Baby Is Mine
9 Sal-a-Faster
10 I Couldn't Pay for What I Got Last Night
11 Dust Your Head Color Red
12 Please Let Me Kiss You Goodbye
13 Don't You Try to Be My Man

Swamp Dogg / Michelle Williams "Dancin' With Soul" (Rare Bullet 1983)

A1 –Swamp Dogg Some Kind Of Wonderful
A2 –Swamp Dogg Hold On I'm Coming
A3 –Swamp Dogg Funktastic Galactickle Rock
A4 –Swamp Dogg This Is It
A5 –Swamp Dogg All She Want Is Reggae Music
B1 –Michelle Williams Foxy Foxy Rap
B2 –Michelle Williams Lovercise
B3 –Michelle Williams Don't Stop The Boogie
B4 –Michelle Williams Mad Love
B5 –Michelle Williams Make Me Yours

"I Called For A Rope And They Threw Me A Rock" (SDEG 1989)

I'D Lie To You For Your Love
Come To L.A.
We Need A Revolution
Kiss Me Hit Me Touch Me
Myocardial Infarction(Heartbreak)
Shut Your Mouth
Happy Dog Day
Let The Goodtimes Roll
1958

"Surfin' In Harlem" (SDEG 1991)

Who Do They Think They Are 3:45
She's Built To Kill 3:45
Surfin' In Harlem 4:28
Couldn't Live With You 4:17
Apelle-Moi Noir 8:08
I Want To Hear Some Rock 'n' Roll 4:07
My Blue Heaven 3:55
Love Stinks #2 4:04
... And I Get Me Somebody Else 4:15
I've Never Been To Africa (And It's Your Fault) 5:20

"Best Of 25 Years Of Swamp Dogg...Or F*** The Bomb, Stop The Drugs" (Pointblank 1995)

F*** The Bomb, Stop The Drugs (New Bonus Track) 3:54
Pledging My Love (New Bonus Track) 3:09
California Is Drowning And I Live Down By The River (Alt. Version) 4:21
Buzzard Luck 4:40
Redneck 2:47
Call Me Nigger 7:16
Or Forever Hold Your Peace 2:25
Lie To You For Your Love 3:51
The Love We Got Ain't Worth Two Dead Flies (Alt. Version) 4:22
Understanding California Women 4:02
Wifesitter 3:24
Complication #5 3:01
In My Resumé 2:34
If It Hadn't Been For Sly 4:01
Jeri 4:18
You Say You Trust Your Mother 2:37
We Need A Revolution 4:47
Shut Your Mouth 5:42

"Re-Invention Of Swamp Dogg" (SDEG 2000)

Sugar Bum Bum 5:03
Ain't A Nineteen Year Old Got Nothing On You 4:25
I Have Touched The Sky 5:15
Y-V-O-N-N-E 4:17
Artificial Insemination 4:41
Jesus Is Alive In My Heart 3:40
We Need A Change 4:24
Galactic Zoo 3:37
We'll Never Say Goodbye 3:37
It Must Be Love 3:48

Little Jerry Williams A.K.A. Swamp Dogg ‎– "Little Jerry Williams Anthology (1954-1969)" (SDEG 2000)

1 HTD Blues (Heartsick Troublesome Downout Blues)
2 There Ain't Enough Love
3 Don't You Feel
4 I'll Always Remember (Chapel On The Hill)
5 I'm So Mad
6 Let's Do The Wobble
7 You Call It Love
8 I'm The Lover Man
9 The Push Push
10 Detroit
11 1965 Kingsize Nicotine Blues
12 Hum Baby
13 She's So Devine
14 Baby You're My Everything
15 Just What Do You Plan To Do About It
16 Baby Bunny Sugar Honey
17 Philly Duck
18 If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)
19 I Love You Yvonne
20 What's The Matter With You Baby
21 Your Man
22 Run Run Roadrunner
23 I'm In The Danger Zone
24 Kako's Boogaloo
25 Shipwrecked
26 Sock It To Yourself
27 It's Still Good
28 Come And Get It

Jerry Williams Jr. A.K.A. Swamp Dogg ‎– "Swamp's Things: The Complete Calla Recordings Plus! " (Westside 2000)

1 If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)
2 Yvonne
3 Just What Do You Plan To Do About It
4 Baby You're My Everything (Take 4 Master)
5 What's The Matter With You Baby
6 Baby Bunny (Sugar, Honey)
7 Philly Duck
8 Your Man
9 Kiss Me
10 Baby You're My Everything (Take 3)
11 Paradoxical (No Bugles)
12 Buzzard Luck
13 Ebony And Jet
14 Eat The Goose (Before The Goose Eats You)
15 Don't You Try To Be My Man
16 Call Me Nigger
17 I Can't Stand To Hear Her Say Please
18 I'm Still In Love With You
19 Or Forever Hold Your Peace
20 I've Never Been To Africa

"Excellent Sides Of Swamp Dogg Vol.1 Total Destruction To Your Mind/Rat On " (SDEG 2000)

Total Destruction Of Your Mind 3:24
Synthetic World 3:23
Dust Your Head Colour Red 2:48
Redneck 2:47
If I Die Tomorrow (I've Lived Tonite) 2:50
I Was Born Blue 2:58
Sal-A-Faster 2:48
The World Beyond 3:39
These Are Not My People 2:36
Everything You'll Ever Need 2:51
The Baby Is Mine 2:48
Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe 4:08
Do You Believe 2:50
Predicament #2 3:07
Remember I Said Tomorrow 2:41
Creeping Away 2:51
Got To Get A Message To You 4:08
God Bless America, For What 3:34
I Kissed Your Face 3:51
That Ain't My Wife 3:15
She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye 3:05
Do Our Thing Together 4:07

"Excellent Sides Of Swamp Dogg Vol.2 Cuffed Collared Tagged and Gassed/Gag a Maggott " (SDEG 2000)

1 Sam Stone
2 Complication #5
3 Lady Madonna
4 You Say You Trust Your Mother
5 If It Hadn't Been For Sly
6 Your Last Dirty Trick
7 Knowing I'm Pleasing You & Me
8 In My Resume
9 Captain Of Your Ship
10 Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home
11 Choking To Death From The Ties That Bind
12 Please Let Me Kiss You Goodbye
13 Mighty Mighty Dollar Bill
14 T.T.
15 Midnight Hour
16 Why Must We Fall (When We Fall In Love)
17 Wifesitter
18 I Couldn't Pay For What I Got Last Night
19 God Bless America For What (live)

Swamp Dogg "If I Ever Kiss It He Can Kiss It Goodbye" (Sdeg Records) "If I Ever Kiss It He Can Kiss It Goodbye" (SDEG Records 2002)

1 Pass The Sugar
2 If I Ever Kiss It (He Can Kiss It Goodbye)
3 All Night Lover Man
4 Wonderful Is The Word
5 Walking Blues
6 Let's Bump The Donkey
7 The Whiskey Song (with Leon Haywood On Hammond Organ)
8 If All Else Fails (We'll Have Each Other)
9 Wam Bam (Thank You Mam)
10 Sliding On Thin Ice
11 The Lie That Had To Be Told
12 Return Of The Donkey (Reprise)

"Resurrection" (SDEG 2007)  

1 In Time Of War Who Wins 3:38
2 No Deposit No Return 3:29
3 I Need Some Money I Want Some Money 5:45
4 They Crowned An Idiot King 3:54
5 Since I Fell For You 4:44
6 America Is Bleeding 3:55
7 Resurrection 12:05
8 Raw Spitt 5:25
9 Love Song 4 U 5:36
10 One Man's Freedom Is Another Man's Dream 5:20
11 Today I Got Married 4:45
12 Soul To Blessed Soul 5:39
13 Be Anything (But Be Mine) 3:55
14 Lost And Alone 5:33
15 Crawdad Hole 4:11

**** The iconoclast Swamp Dogg is simply hard to categorize. Though vocally you can hear echoes of Jackie Wilson and Van Morrison his musical style is one of the most distinctive in the R & B world- R & B, Funk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul, Folk and so on. Initially he was hired by Atlantic Records as a producer and sometimes songwriter to create more basic Soul music in the 60s before Jerry Williams (given name) transformed into the incomparable Swamp Dogg. He achieved sheer brilliance (and wild eccentricity) right from the bat with 1970's "Total Destruction To Your Mind" which featured the classic "Synthetic World" and his one-and-only nationally charting record "Mama's Baby Daddy's Maybe" (R & B #33). He followed this up with a series of equally creative LPs ("Rat On", "Gag A Maggot", "Cuffed Collared & Tagged") featuring politically and racially charged gems like "Sam Stone", "God Bless America For What?", "Redneck", etc... Despite a decline in popularity with the mainstream he remained a cult figure and champion of afro-centric concerns up to the present day.

"Resurrection" is his most provocative (and best) offering in decades (and not just for the crucifixion photo that dons the cover). The protesting "In Time Of War Who Wins" opens the record at a time in American history where anti-war sentiments are high. Despite the message the track is a winding, horn-heavy slice of energetic Soul- that Swamp Dogg sound. Even more so the catchy "No Deposit No Return", a great first single choice while "They Crowned An Idiot King" is a thinly veiled diatribe against the current rulership. Sample lyric: "Your mama told you about good and evil/The preacher told you about greed/But the biggest power you have to bear is stupidity/They crowned an idiot king/They kissed his ring". Perhaps more direct is the funky "America Is Bleeding" that looks with a jaundiced eye at the state of his country. Swamp says abortion/politics/homosexuality/race/religion/war distracts the people as the culture is dying. Still the centerpiece of the record is the twelve minute titled track, an unflinching treatise on the history of Black folk in America. "The notion of 'resurrection' is Biblical. We will rise from the death imposed on us by the evil events of history...we will restore our communities to the peaceful oasis of yesterday.". Deep messages are fine but if the music isn't just as inspired...fortunately it is. The only complaint is it's placement smack dab in the middle of the record.

Not all of "Resurrection" is dire and serious being half the record consists of lovely Soul songs reflecting Swamp's feelings for his new wife ("Today I Got Married", "Soul To Blessed Soul", "Love Song 4 U")- which balance this record out. When I spoke to Swamp about the LP he called it "The best thing I've done since "Total Destruction"". He may just be right.

"Excellent Sides Of Swamp Dogg Vol.3 Have You Heard This Story???/I Called For a Rope and They Threw Me a Rock" (SDEG 2007)

1 The Mind Does The Dancing While The Body Pull The Strings 7:05
2 I Wanna Lifetime Of Loving You 2:22
3 When He Was No One (I Knew Jesus) 3:13
4 God Ain't Blessing America 4:30
5 Chewed Up Grass 4:28
6 I Wouldn't Leave Here To Go To Heaven 2:36
7 Did I Come Back To Soon (Or Stay Away Too Long) 3:40
8 M.L.G (J.A.) a/k/a Dr Martin L Goldfarb (Jive Ass) 3:44
9 My Hang-Ups Ain't Hang Up No More 3:39
10 I'd Lie To You For Your Love 4:05
11 Come To L.A. 4:45
12 We Need A Revolution 4:45
13 Kiss Me Hit Me Touch Me 7:37
14 Myocardial Infarction (Heartbreak) 4:01
15 Shut Your Mouth 5:40
16 Happy Dog Day 4:16
17 Let The Good Times Roll 3:44
18 1958 3:55

"Excellent Sides Of Swamp Dogg Vol.4 Swamp Dogg's Greatest Hits????/Finally Caught Up With Myself" (SDEG 2007)

1 Buzzard Luck 3:38
2 Or Forever Hold Your Peace 2:23
3 I Can't Stand To Hear Her Say Please 3:20
4 Call Me Nigger 7:08
5 Ebony & Jet 2:44
6 Don't You Try To Be My Man 2:49
7 Paradoxical (No Bugles) 2:07
8 I'm Still In Love With You 3:18
9 I've Never Been To Africa 3:18
10 Eat The Goose Before The Goose Eats You 2:57
11 If You Gotta Do Wrong 5:13
12 Trash 4:13
13 Communication #2 0:30
14 New Orleans My Home 3:08
15 Understanding California Woman 4:06
16 Silly Silly Silly Silly Me 2:47
17 Walking On Eggs 3:14
18 All Around Friend 2:07
19 Communication #1 0:30
20 My Heart Just Can't Stop Dancing 3:55
21 Embryo S.O.S 5:29
22 Slow Slow Disco 4:43

"Excellent Sides Of Swamp Dogg Vol.5 You Ain't Never Too Old To Boogie/The Mercury Record" (SDEG 2007)

1 Sweetest Thing In California
2 The Other Man
3 I Can Stand The Lonely Days (But Can't Stand The Lonely Nights)
4 Dyn-O-Mite
5 You Ain't Never Too Old To Boogie
6 Sure Love To Ball (And You Do Too)
7 Believe In Me Baby
8 It's A Bitch
9 I Had A Ball (I Did It All)
10 Don't Give Up
11 Mercy Mercy
12 Your Wonderful Love
13 Complication # 4
14 That's My Wife
15 If You're Leaving (Take Me With You)
16 Wifebeater
17 He Don't Like Country Music (And He Hates Little Kids)
18 When I Fell (Why Did I Fall In Love With You)
19 Same Train Twice

"Blame It on the Dogg - The Swamp Dogg Anthology 1968-78" (Kent Soul 2008)

1. On Your Way Home - C & THE SHELLS
2. She's A Heartbreaker - G P
3. Shipwrecked - JERRY WILLIAMS
4. He's Gone - PATTI LA BELLE & THE BLUE BELLES
5. I Need A Woman Of My Own - TOMMY HUNT
6. (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days (Single version) - INEZ & CHARLIE FOXX
7. Your Best Friend - THE DRIFTERS
8. Your Man - JERRY WILLIAMS
9. I'm Glad You're Back - GARY US BONDS
10. Please Open Up The Door - LITTLE CHARLES & THE SIDEWINDERS
11. Run Run Roadrunner - JERRY WILLIAMS
12. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - KENNY CARTER
13. Don't Trust A Woman - SLICK 'N' THE FAMILY BRICK
14. Straight From My Heart - SWAMP DOGG
15. Touch 'Em With Love - ZZ HILL
16. Who's To Blame - OBE JESSIE & THE SEEDS OF FREEDOM
17. Don't Throw Your Love To The Wind - SWAMP DOGG
18. Plea #3 (Is It True Boy?) - ELEANOR GRANT
19. Complication #4 - ARTHUR CONLEY
20. (Shoo-Doo-Pa-Poop) Love Being Your Fool - HELEN CURRY
21. The Other Woman - ELEANOR GRANT
22. Stop Knocking - RUTH BROWN
23. God Bless - WOLFMOON
24. Rockin' Your Baby Now - ELEANOR GRANT

"Swamp Dogg's Droppin's" (Catch A Fire, S.D.E.G.,De Volkskrant 2008)

5 CD Set
Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction To Your Mind
1-1 –Swamp Dogg Total Destruction To Your Mind 3:24
1-2 –Swamp Dogg Synthetic World 3:23
1-3 –Swamp Dogg Dust Your Head Colour Red 2:48
1-4 –Swamp Dogg Redneck 2:47
1-5 –Swamp Dogg If I Die Tomorrow (I've Lived Tonite) 2:50
1-6 –Swamp Dogg I Was Born Blue 2:58
1-7 –Swamp Dogg Sal-A-Faster 2:48
1-8 –Swamp Dogg The World Beyond 3:39
1-9 –Swamp Dogg These Are Not My People 2:36
1-10 –Swamp Dogg Everything You'll Ever Need 2:51
1-11 –Swamp Dogg The Baby Is Mine 2:48
1-12 –Swamp Dogg Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe 4:08
Swamp Dogg - Rat On!
2-1 –Swamp Dogg Do You Believe 2:50
2-2 –Swamp Dogg Predicament #2 3:07
2-3 –Swamp Dogg Remember I Said Tomorrow 2:41
2-4 –Swamp Dogg Creeping Away 2:51
2-5 –Swamp Dogg Got To Get A Message To You 4:08
2-6 –Swamp Dogg God Bless America, For What 3:34
2-7 –Swamp Dogg I Kissed Your Face 3:51
2-8 –Swamp Dogg That Ain't My Wife 3:15
2-9 –Swamp Dogg She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye 3:05
2-10 –Swamp Dogg Do Our Thing Together 4:07
Doris Duke - I'm A Loser
3-1 –Doris Duke He's Gone 4:34
3-2 –Doris Duke I Can't Do Without You 2:06
3-3 –Doris Duke Feet Start Walking 2:28
3-4 –Doris Duke Ghost Of Myself 3:06
3-5 –Doris Duke Your Best Friend 2:48
3-6 –Doris Duke The Feeling Is Right 2:44
3-7 –Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore 3:05
3-8 –Doris Duke Congratulations Baby 2:00
3-9 –Doris Duke We're More Than Strangers 3:28
3-10 –Doris Duke Divorce Decree 2:28
3-11 –Doris Duke How Was I To Know You Cared 2:38
3-12 –Doris Duke To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman) 2:55
Z.Z. Hill - The Brand New Z.Z. Hill
4-1 –Z.Z. Hill It Ain't No Use 4:56
4-2 –Z.Z. Hill Ha Ha (Laughing Song) 4:25
4-3 –Z.Z. Hill Second Chance 5:00
4-4 –Z.Z. Hill Our Love Is Getting Better 4:00
4-5 –Z.Z. Hill Faithful & True 4:15
4-6 –Z.Z. Hill Choking Kind 3:09
4-7 –Z.Z. Hill Hold Back (One Man At A Time) 3:05
4-8 –Z.Z. Hill A Man Needs A Woman (A Woman Needs A Man) 3:14
4-9 –Z.Z. Hill Early In The Morning 2:47
4-10 –Z.Z. Hill I Think I'd Do It 2:15
Bonustracks
4-11 –Z.Z. Hill Suppertime (Home Just Ain't Home At) 4:15
4-12 –Z.Z. Hill Just As I Am 3:42
4-13 –Z.Z. Hill Touch Em' With Love 1:51
4-14 –Z.Z. Hill Put A Little Love In Your Heart 2:31
4-15 –Z.Z. Hill Just As I Am (Collectors Version) 3:42
4-16 –Z.Z. Hill Faithful And True (Collectors Version) 5:34
4-17 –Z.Z. Hill It's A Hang Up Baby 2:29
4-18 –Z.Z. Hill Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Collectors Version) 2:56
4-19 –Z.Z. Hill Hold Back (One Man At A Time) (Collectors Version) 3:18
4-20 –Z.Z. Hill Early In The Morning (Collectors Version) 3:55
4-21 –Z.Z. Hill I Think I'd Do It (Collectors Version) 2:29
Ruth Brown - Brown, Black And Beautiful
5-1 –Ruth Brown I Want To Sleep With You 4:10
5-2 –Ruth Brown What Color Is Blue 3:55
5-3 –Ruth Brown Brown Sugar 3:50
5-4 –Ruth Brown Lots More Of Me Leaving 4:12
5-5 –Ruth Brown It Ain't No Peace Of Cake 4:10
5-6 –Ruth Brown Stop Knocking 5:07
5-7 –Ruth Brown Old Fashioned Goodtime Loving You 4:35
5-8 –Ruth Brown Sugar Babe 3:15
5-9 –Ruth Brown My Ol' Bed 2:59
5-10 –Ruth Brown I Love My Man 2:45

"An Awful Christmas And A Lousy New Year" (SDEG 2009)

1 Santa Claus Has Fallen In Love 4:39
2 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 5:35
3 An Awful Christmas And A Lousy New Year 5:08
4 Old Fashion Country Christmas 3:47
5 A LIttle Black Child At Christmas 3:59
6 What Christmas Means To Me 3:49
7 Silent Night 4:27
8 JIngle Bells 3:53
9 Santa's Just A Happy Fat Fart 4:27
10 Away In A Manger 2:28

"Give 'Em As Little As You Can...As Often As You Have To...Or...A Tribute To Rock 'n' Roll" (SDEG 2009)

1 Ain't That A Shame 5:07
2 Ain't That Loving You Baby 3:39
3 Johnny B. Goode 4:22
4 Great Balls Of Fire 3:20
5 Heartbreak Hotel 3:42
6 Hungry Heart 4:23
7 I Shot The Sherrif 4:05
8 I Want To Hold Your Hand 4:13
9 My Girl 4:04
10 I Never Loved A Woman 4:37
11 Satisfaction 4:02
12 Total Destruction To Your Mind 2009 5:50

"It's All Good - A Singles Collection 1963-1989" (Kent Soul 2011)

1 –Jerry Williams Jr. If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)
2 –Swamp Dogg Synthetic World
3 –Jerry Williams Jr. Baby You're My Everything
4 –Jerry Williams Jr. I'm The Lover Man
5 –Jerry Williams Jr. She's So Divine
6 –Swamp Dogg Buzzard Luck
7 –Jerry Williams* Let's Do The Wobble (Before Chubby Gets It)
8 –Jerry Williams* Baby Bunny (Sugar Honey)
9 –Swamp Dogg Creeping Away
10 –Jerry Williams Jr. The 1965 King Size Nicotine Blues
11 –Swamp Dogg Knowing I'm Pleasing Me And You
12 –Jerry Williams Jr. Hum Baby
13 –Swamp Dogg Wife Sitter
14 –Jerry Williams* Kiss Me
15 –Swamp Dogg Right Arm For Your Love
16 –Jerry Williams* It's Still Good
17 –Swamp Dogg The Other Man
18 –Swamp Dogg Choking To Death (From The Ties That Bind)
19 –Jerry Williams* I'm In The Danger Zone
20 –Swamp Dogg Silly, Silly, Silly, Silly Me
21 –Swamp Dogg Did I Come Back Too Soon (Or Did I Stay Away Too Long)
22 –Jerry Williams* Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me
23 –Swamp Dogg Mama's Baby - Daddy's Maybe
24 –Swamp Dogg Happy Dog Day

"The White Man Made Me Do It" (SDEG 2014)

The White Man Made Me Do It
Lying Lying Lying Woman
Hey Renae
You Send Me
Let Me Be Wrong
Your Cash Ain't Nothing But Trash
I'm So Happy
That's What Lonesome Is

*** The title track is a straight up history and civics lesson set to a grinding, mildly Funky rhythm. If that title sounds controversial well read on. Yep his ancestors came over as slaves and were treated abysmally and as lesser beings but "My hat's off to the white man/Cuz the white man he made me do it". Wait, what?!? He basically explains that slavery and Jim Crow made black people the great, successful people they are today because they had to be better than other races- mostly white- to survive. Black America is unequivocally a success story. Who else but the iconic Swamp could write a song like this!? Don't pop the champagne cork just yet. See, we may have had a black president but truth is "Prejudice Is Alive And Well". This song succinctly bookends and completes the epic title cut. The typically varied album includes Blues ("Let Me Be Wrong", "If That Ain't The Blues Nothing Is", "What Lonesome Is) and throws in some covers for good measure (and some light in between dark truths) like Sam Cooke's "You Send Me".

"Don't Give Up On Me - The Lost Country Album" (EMG 2014)

1 Don't Give up on Me
2 Mercy Mercy
3 Your Wonderful Love
4 Complication No. 4
5 That's My Wife
6 If You're Leaving (Take Me with You)
7 Wifebeater
8 He Don't Like Country Music (And He Hates Little Kids)
9 When I Fell (Why Did I Fall in Love with You)

"13 Prime Weiners - Everything On It!: The Best Of Swamp Dogg" (EMG 2014)

Reissue of 1982 War Bride "The Best Of" release with expanded title

1 Total Destruction to Your Mind
2 Synthetic World
3 Eat the Goose (Before the Goose Eats You)
4 Wife Sitter
5 Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe
6 Buzzard Luck
7 No Bugles (Paradoxical)
8 The Baby Is Mine
9 Sal-a-Faster
10 I Couldn't Pay for What I Got Last Night
11 Dust Your Head Color Red
12 Please Let Me Kiss You Goodbye
13 Don't You Try to Be My Man

"Hits Anthology" (EMG 2014)

1 Synthetic World
by Swamp Dogg
2 If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)
by Little Jerry Williams
3 I'm the Lover Man
by Little Jerry Williams
4 Baby, You're My Everything
by Little Jerry Williams
5 Buzzard Luck
by Swamp Dogg
6 She's so Divine
by Little Jerry Williams
7 Baby, Bunny (Sugar, Honey)
by Little Jerry Williams
8 Let's Do the Wobble
by Little Jerry Williams
9 1965 Kingsize Nicotine Blues
by Little Jerry Williams
10 Creeping Away
by Swamp Dogg
11 Hum Baby
by Little Jerry Williams
12 Knowing I'm Pleasing Me and You
by Swamp Dogg
13 Wife Sitter
by Swamp Dogg
14 Kiss Me
by Little Jerry Williams
15 Right Arm for Your Love
by Swamp Dogg
16 The Other Man
by Swamp Dogg
17 It's Still Good
by Little Jerry Williams
18 I'm in the Danger Zone
by Little Jerry Williams
19 Choking to Death (From the Ties That Bind)
by Swamp Dogg
20 Did I Come Back Too Soon (Or Stay Away Too Long)
by Swamp Dogg
21 Silly, Silly, Silly, Silly Me
by Swamp Dogg
22 Mama's Baby, Daddy's Maybe
by Swamp Dogg
23 Oh Lord, What Are You Doing to Me
by Little Jerry Williams
24 Please Step Back
by Swamp Dogg

Swamp Dogg & Friends "My Resume'" (EMG 2014)

1 In My Resume
by Swamp Dogg
2 Synthetic World
by Swamp Dogg
3 Don't Give up on Me
by Swamp Dogg
4 Rescue Song
by Sandra Phillips
5 If You Get Him (He Was Never Mine)
by Bette Williams
6 She's All I Got
by Freddie North
7 You Need a Personal Manager
by Gary U.S. Bonds
8 I Want to Sleep with You
by Ruth Brown
9 Complication No. 4
by Arthur Conley
10 Run, Run Roadrunner
by Little Jerry Williams
11 Too Many People in My Bed
by Tony Mathews
12 Do Do Do Doop (Please Come Back)
by Bobby McClure
13 Granulated Sugar (Sweet Sweet Woman of Mine)
by Billy Prince
14 Right Mood to Do Wrong
by Tommy Hunt
15 I Ain't Nobody
by Wilson Williams
16 (Oh Lord) I Wish I Could Sleep
by Doris Duke
17 I Want to Rock with You Baby No. 2
by Ruby Andrews
18 Sidewalks, Fences and Walls
by Solomon Burke
19 Cloak of Many Colors
by Wolfmoon
20 Is It Real
by Brooks O'Dell
21 Who Do They Think They Are
by Raw Spitt

Swamp Dogg & Friends "Your Not So Typical Christmas" (EMG 2014)

1 An Awful Christmas and a Lousy New Year
by Swamp Dogg
2 This Christmas
by Brenda Kaye Pierce
3 The Little Drummer Boy
by Moogstar & Company & Craig Kimbrough
4 Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
by Charles Hayes
5 (All I Want for Christmas Is) A Soldier Coming Home
by Various artists
6 Santa Claus Has Fallen in Love
by Swamp Dogg
7 My Favorite Things
by Brenda Kaye Pierce
8 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Via Compton (Reprise)
by Moogstar & Company & Craig Kimbrough
9 I'll Be Home for Christmas
by Charles Hayes & Kim Foley
10 She Left Me for Randolph
by Various artists
11 A Little Black Child at Christmas
by Swamp Dogg
12 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
by Brenda Kaye Pierce
13 White Christmas
by Moogstar & Company & Craig Kimbrough
14 You Lose, Mr. Scrooge
by Various artists
15 What Christmas Means to Me
by Swamp Dogg
16 Auld Lang Syne
by Charles Hayes, Swamp Dogg & Michael Wycoff

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