Here are just a few of Catfish John's albums  for you to preview or download. ( Please scroll down )
For a complete  selection of all albums please visit his "Bandcamp" website by clicking on the link.
Some albums are available in "Limited Edition" CD physical format if you prefer.  Go to the "Bandcamp" website to see the "complete list" of over 40 albums he has done and which ones are available in CD format .       
CD's are $15 each plus $5 s/h.
Also click on "BIO / ALBUMS" in menu above to preview  all of his albums.

 

Still Got The Blues

Catfish John Tisdell

This album features some of Catfish John's best songs in the blues/rock genre. He is playing with a full band in all of the tracks, and there are some original songs mixed in with some classic covers. Each song has been compiled from a different album, so you might think of this collection as a "sampler"album. Also featured are some previously unreleased tracks of him playing with "The Front Street Blues Band". For more information on what musicians are featured and which albums the songs were originally released on, see the notes for each selection.
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  1. 1 Not Fade Away 05:41 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Stormy Monday 05:03 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Mary Had A Little Lamb 05:06 Info Buy
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  4. 4 The Sky's Been Cryin' 04:16 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Workin' Overtime 05:00 Info Buy
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  6. 6 I Done Got Over It 03:50 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Blues For Jimi 03:41 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Feelin' Allright 04:43 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Coffee Buzz 03:13 Info Buy
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  10. 10 House Is A'Rockin' 02:44 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Red House 04:32 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Mustang Sally ( extended version ) 06:43 Info Buy
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  13. 13 You Can't Always Get What You Want 05:59 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Blues In E 02:46 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Get Out Of My Life Woman 03:56 Info Buy
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  16. 16 She's A Mystery To Me 03:26 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Walkin' Blues 03:39 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Stayin' Out All Night 05:46 Info Buy
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  19. 19 Big Road Blues 03:52 Info Buy
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  20. 20 Give Me One Kiss 02:57 Info Buy
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  21. 21 Dust My Broom 03:42 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Truth In Blue 06:19 Info Buy
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Nothin' But The Blues

Catfish John Tisdell

Here are some new songs from Catfish John and Friends recorded in 2015 and 2016. This album contains many classic blues covers. Most of it is in the "blues/rock" style. There is one original song called "It's A Lie" ( about propaganda) which leans more towards classic rock.
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  1. 1 The Sky's Been Cryin' 04:16 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Early In The Mornin' 04:19 Info Buy
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  3. 3 It's A Lie 04:33 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Sweet Home Chicago 04:14 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Before You Accuse Me 03:47 Info Buy
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  6. 6 You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had 04:56 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Goin' Down Slow 04:31 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Just A Dream 04:36 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Love Me Two Times 05:20 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Corrina, Corrina 04:44 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Kansas City 02:58 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Low Down Dirty Shame 04:51 Info Buy
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These Blues Ain't Easy

Catfish John Tisdell

Blues/rock album by Catfish John and Friends that was completed in the summer of 2016. There are many classic blues standards featured here along with two original songs. The original songs are "These Blues Ain't Easy" ( Title cut ) and "Win Or Lose".
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  1. 1 Key To The Highway 03:43 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Stormy Monday 05:02 Info Buy
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  3. 3 These Blues Ain't Easy 05:10 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Crossroads 03:42 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Win Or Lose 03:49 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Honky Tonk Women 05:42 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Got The Blues & Can't Be Satisfied 05:44 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Who's Been Talkin' 03:55 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Further On Up The Road 04:14 Info Buy
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The Front Street Blues Band "Second Set"

Catfish John Tisdell

Catfish John put together The Front Street Blues Band soon after moving to Maui in 1991. They were based in Lahaina and stayed together for about three years. One of the night clubs they regularly played in was called "Ludwigs". ( Owned by a family member of the Ludwig Drum co. ) Many of the songs on this album were recorded live at Ludwigs.
Like most bands it went through some changes as it evolved, but each one always made the group stronger. The band was named after the historic "Front Street" in Lahaina. They would sometimes play in clubs along Front Street, and so they adopted the name.
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  1. 1 Outside Woman Blues 05:59 Info Buy
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  2. 2 I've Got A Woman 05:32 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Shake Rattle and Roll 04:07 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Red House 04:34 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Workin' Overtime 04:39 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Mustang Sally 05:51 Info Buy
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  7. 7 You Can't Always Get What You Want 05:44 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Mary Had A Little Lamb 05:06 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Feelin' Alright 05:03 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Born In Chicago 03:54 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Walkin' Blues 04:41 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Take Me To The River 05:28 Info Buy
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  13. 13 All Through The Night 05:01 Info Buy
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  14. 14 After Midnight 06:34 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Brown Eyed Girl 04:08 Info Buy
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  16. 16 Phone Booth 04:45 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Baby What You Want Me To Do 03:27 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Get Out Of My Life Woman 03:56 Info Buy
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  19. 19 Runnin' On Faith 04:17 Info Buy
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  20. 20 Down To The Waterline 03:22 Info Buy
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  21. 21 Not Fade Away 04:36 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Big Road Blues 03:52 Info Buy
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  23. 23 Takin' Care Of Business 03:54 Info Buy
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  24. 24 Dust My Broom 04:23 Info Buy
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  25. 25 Break Song 03:36 Info Buy
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Love To Rock And Roll

Catfish John Tisdell

This album features three original songs and many other classic rock n' roll and blues cover tracks. It was recorded in one afternoon as a three piece "power trio", and most songs were recorded in just one "take". Though it may lack the polish of a fully produced studio album, it does manage to capture a lot of the raw energy of the performances .

Special thanks goes to Steve Wright for playing drums and doing the engineering, and to Rick Martinelli for playing bass and providing the chocolate chips.
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  1. 1 House Is Rockin' 02:48 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Breakdown 06:01 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Red House 04:23 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Killing Floor 03:46 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Can't You See 03:36 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Love To Rock And Roll 03:44 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Coffee Buzz 03:17 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Mary Had A Little Lamb 02:11 Info Buy
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  9. 9 The Thrill Is Gone 04:41 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Workin' Overtime 04:24 Info Buy
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Better Get It While You Can

Catfish John Tisdell

Catfish John and Friends playing a wide range of music from blues to bluegrass.
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  1. 1 Better Get It While You Can 03:26 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Good Mornin' Blues 03:51 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Sin City 04:15 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Fly Through The Country 03:47 Info Buy
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  5. 5 East Tennessee Blues 04:02 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Little Wing 04:32 Info Buy
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  7. 7 I Done Got Over It 03:50 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Ode To The Road 03:55 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Orinda Moraga 04:59 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Don't Ya Mess With Me 02:22 Info Buy
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  11. 11 More Than It Costs 02:55 Info Buy
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  12. 12 The Nuclear Blues 04:13 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Rock And Roll Music 03:29 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Sportin' Life Blues 03:14 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Mr. PC 04:28 Info Buy
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  16. 16 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight 02:51 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Katy Hill 02:08 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Ain't Misbehavin' 03:29 Info Buy
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  19. 19 Your Mind Is On Vacation 04:15 Info Buy
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  20. 20 How Could I Be So Blind 03:02 Info Buy
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  21. 21 See That Girl Sittin' On The Fence 02:29 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Fire On The Mountain 04:36 Info Buy
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  23. 23 T For Texas 03:58 Info Buy
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In Concert

Catfish John Tisdell

Catfish John performing "live" at several concert halls in 1989 and '90. This album contains many classic blues and folk songs, also a couple of fiddle tunes. Catfish toured the west coast from Seattle to San Francisco in the 80's as a solo act playing concerts, clubs, and music festivals.
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  1. 1 Big Road Blues 03:06 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Steady Rollin' Man 03:35 Info Buy
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  3. 3 John Brown's Dream 02:12 Info Buy
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  4. 4 White Boy Lost In The Blues 04:23 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Gonna Do It Anyway 03:44 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Better Get It While You Can 03:36 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Banjo Medley 04:02 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Jitterbug Swing 04:39 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Oreo Cookie Blues 02:51 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Dehlia 05:36 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Police Dog Blues 03:27 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Susanna Gal 02:32 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Rattlesnakin' Daddy 03:16 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Samson and Delilah 04:48 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Colored Aristocracy/Sandy River Belle 02:18 Info Download
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  16. 16 Baby Please Don't Go 03:53 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Love In Vain 04:51 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Council Grove 03:06 Info Buy
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  19. 19 The Everyday Blues 04:46 Info Download
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  20. 20 Goin' Home 05:07 Info Buy
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  21. 21 The Train Is Gone 03:22 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Hangman's Reel 01:39 Info Buy
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  23. 23 Not Fade Away 04:30 Info Buy
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Dirty Business

Catfish John Tisdell

This CD features all original Blues & Rock songs. This album features a full backup band on all tracks and is good, solid "roadhouse" style rock & roll.
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  1. 1 Love To Rock and Roll 03:31 Info Buy
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  2. 2 I've Got A Woman 04:59 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Coffee Buzz 03:20 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Dirty Business 04:56 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Workin' Overtime 04:23 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Don't Say You Don't Love Me 02:26 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Loosin' Up That Thing 04:42 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Whole World Of Trouble 04:17 Info Buy
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  9. 9 All Through The Night 04:45 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Maybe I'm In Love With You 02:56 Info Buy
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Honky Tonk Blues

Catfish John Tisdell

This collection of blues, rock n' roll and country songs was recorded "live" at various bars, night clubs, or "Honky Tonks". It keeps the vibe of a typical "bar gig", complete with mistakes, background noises, bad mixes, and whoops and hollers. You can almost smell the beer and cigarette smoke. The important thing here, is having a good time. This album is dedicated to the gang hangin' out at the local Honky Tonk.

Honky Tonk:
A cheap or disreputable bar, club, or dance hall, typically where country music is played.
"country bands at highway honky-tonks"
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  1. 1 Hey Bartender 04:43 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Baby Please Don't Go 03:29 Info Buy
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  3. 3 I've Got A Woman 05:32 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Tulsa Time 03:35 Info Buy
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  5. 5 You Can't Always Get What You Want 05:59 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Get Out Of My Life Woman 03:59 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Feelin' Allright 04:37 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Workin' Overtime 04:39 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Lodi 04:19 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Jambalaya 04:03 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Takin' Care Of Business 03:54 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Break Song 02:41 Info Buy
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  13. 13 All Through The Night 05:10 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Can't You See 05:24 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Running On Faith 04:18 Info Buy
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  16. 16 I Just Want To Make Love To You 04:28 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Phone Booth 04:50 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Pride and Joy 04:17 Info Buy
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  19. 19 Brown Eyed Girl 04:08 Info Buy
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  20. 20 Warm Modesto Wine 05:48 Info Buy
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  21. 21 No Money Down 04:02 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Have Mercy 03:18 Info Buy
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  23. 23 Big Road Blues 03:52 Info Buy
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Hanalei Rainy Day Blues

Catfish John Tisdell

This album of all original songs is a departure from Catfish John's typical "Roadhouse Blues" style. It was inspired by living in Hawaii, and was recorded shortly after he moved to Maui in 1991 . It has a kind of laid back contemporary island feel and it's very easy to listen to over and over again. The music reflects a mellow Island lifestyle, and also features two original "slack key" acoustic guitar instrumentals.
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  1. 1 It's Only An Island 03:19 Info Buy
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  2. 2 I Can't Wait 03:37 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Kanaha Melody 04:21 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Where Ya Runnin' To 03:37 Info Buy
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  5. 5 I Just Want You Back Again 03:37 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Slack Key Serenade 03:54 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Adrift On The Water 05:26 Info Buy
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  8. 8 How Far I Might Go 03:56 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Island Style 04:34 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Hanalei Rainy Day Blues 03:49 Info Buy
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Everyday Blues

Catfish John Tisdell

Catfish John and Friends playing mostly acoustic music in many styles from blues to bluegrass.
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  1. 1 Everyday Blues ( live ) 03:10 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Oreo Cookie Blues 03:23 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Hobo Song 04:46 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Mississippi Blues 05:00 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Nine Pound Hammer 03:38 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Bluesin' Around 05:16 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Just Another Face 03:18 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Buckets Of Rain 04:18 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Chump Man Blues 04:22 Info Buy
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  10. 10 30 Days At Sea 02:01 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Outskirts of Town 03:48 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Corner Of The Blanket 03:14 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Please Be With Me 04:19 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Suffer To Sing The Blues 03:25 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Hesitatin' Blues 02:44 Info Buy
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  16. 16 Sunday Morning Tune 02:27 Info Buy
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  17. 17 I Must Have Made A Big Mistake 05:22 Info Buy
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  18. 18 T V Crazy 03:18 Info Buy
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  19. 19 Since You Been Gone 02:45 Info Buy
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  20. 20 Illegal Smile 03:29 Info Buy
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  21. 21 Panhandle Rag 02:58 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Blues In The Bottle 03:29 Info Buy
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  23. 23 I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome 02:58 Info Buy
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"Contagious" - by String Fever Band

String Fever Band

Catfish John was a member of the instrumental band called String Fever. They played some hot traditional "fiddle" music that spanned across Appalachian, Irish, and Cajun styles. Catfish is featured on fiddle and banjo, and he also engineered the project at Koa Music Studio, located on Maui. This group is fun to listen to and will get your feet tapping.

Back Home

Catfish John Tisdell

A collection of old time songs played on acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. There are some traditional blues and country songs and even a little bit of yodeling. Most of the music was recorded in the 80's as part of John's radio show he hosted on KUFM at the University of Montana. "Deep River Blues" and "Little Red Rooster", were recorded later in Hawaii after he moved there in 1991. This album was originally released as a two CD set.
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  1. 1 Wild Bill Jones 04:09 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Deep River Blues 03:33 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Forked Deer 01:39 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Gonna Do It Anyway ( live ) 03:42 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Railroad Bill 02:22 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Little Red Rooster 03:32 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Down To Seeds And Stems Again 04:09 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Steady Rollin' Man ( live ) 03:35 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Waterbound 02:42 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Crossroads 02:56 Info Buy
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  11. 11 I Know You Rider 05:15 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Take A Giant Step 04:48 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Better Get It While You Can ( live ) 03:35 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Whiskey Before Breakfast / Over The Waterfall 03:31 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Uncle 03:49 Info Buy
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  16. 16 I Don't Pay These Low-Down Blues No Dues Today 03:14 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Colored Aristocracy / Sandy River Belle ( live ) 02:23 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Stagolee 03:38 Info Buy
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  19. 19 Bill Cheathum / Black Mountain Rag 03:59 Info Buy
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  20. 20 Hunkie Tunkie Blues 02:41 Info Buy
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  21. 21 Ripple 03:28 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Too Close For Comfort 03:22 Info Buy
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  23. 23 Catfish John 03:23 Info Buy
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  24. 24 Fool For A Cigarette / Feelin' Good 04:35 Info Buy
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  25. 25 Can't You Hear Me Calling 03:15 Info Buy
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  26. 26 Shake That Thing 03:13 Info Buy
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  27. 27 Hey Good Lookin' 03:04 Info Buy
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  28. 28 The Kent State Massacre 05:46 Info Buy
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  29. 29 Old Cowpoke 02:55 Info Buy
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  30. 30 Everyday Blues ( live ) 04:41 Info Buy
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  31. 31 Stand Up For Brian Wilson 05:13 Info Buy
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  32. 32 Bonaparte Crossin' The Rockies 02:02 Info Buy
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  33. 33 Outside Woman Blues 04:03 Info Buy
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Below The Surface

Catfish John Tisdell

This album of original rock/funk instrumentals is a departure from Catfish John's more common blues/rock style music. It features his electric lead guitar playing and represents a milestone in his development as a musician. Several tunes were written to pay tribute to his musical influences; "One For Carlos" (Carlos Santana), "Jon Lee Was Here" (John Lee Hooker)
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  1. 1 Below The Surface 05:15 Info Buy
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  2. 2 One For Carlos 04:10 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Goin' Underground 04:15 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Call Of Darkness 03:22 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Jon Lee Was Here 07:17 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Wahtz-up 2 08:00 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Robothead 05:22 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Funkadelic 02:55 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Touch Of Blue 04:13 Info Buy
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Mama Don't Allow

Catfish John Tisdell

There are a variety of styles of music on this album ranging from blues to bluegrass. Many of the songs in this collection were recorded as part of John's radio show called "Catfish John's Radio Jamboree". It includes many of Catfish John's friends as guest musicians. The show was aired on KUFM public radio from the University of Montana in the 80's.
Please look at the "info" link on each track to see who is playing on it.
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  1. 1 Mama Don't Allow 03:57 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Blackberry Blossom 02:38 Info Buy
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  3. 3 I Know You Rider 04:01 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Coo Coo's Nest / Staten Island Hornpipe 02:31 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Crawdad 04:21 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Trouble In Mind 04:31 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Jack Of Diamonds 03:05 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Bucky's Jam 02:59 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Milwaukee Blues 02:29 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Kitchen Gal / Santa Anna's Retreat 03:21 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Old Buddy Goodnight 03:20 Info Buy
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  12. 12 When You Got A Good Friend 04:17 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Trickbag 03:25 Info Buy
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  14. 14 Starlight 04:01 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Sporting Life Blues 04:41 Info Buy
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  16. 16 Billy In The Lowground 02:24 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Just An Old Cowboy 03:49 Info Buy
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  18. 18 Rosie Won't You Help Me 04:13 Info Buy
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  19. 19 One Tin Soldier 04:25 Info Buy
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  20. 20 All By Myself 02:12 Info Buy
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  21. 21 Big Road Blues 03:15 Info Buy
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  22. 22 Georgia On My Mind 05:36 Info Buy
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  23. 23 Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar 02:13 Info Buy
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  24. 24 Slide Jam in D 03:01 Info Buy
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To view some lyrics from John's songs please click on photo.

To view some lyrics from John's songs please click on photo.