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 50 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.

 

Music Recovery Project

Catfish John has just finished going through many years of recordings that he has collected throughout his career . Some recordings were done on 1/4" reel to reel, some on 1/2" reel to reel, cassette tape, multi-track cassette tape, DAT tape, magneto optical disc, and CD's.  Because of the many different types of media used he had to acquire the equipment to play it back, such as the reel to reel machine pictured. Some of the recordings were over 40 years old and had to be handled very carefully. Due to advanced music software now available it was possible to recover a lot of songs that otherwise would have been lost.

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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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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These Blues Ain't Easy

Catfish John Tisdell

Brand new blues/rock album by Catfish John and Friends that has just been completed. (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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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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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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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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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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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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