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On April 17, 2001.

On April 17, 2001, “Innerhythmic” label released “Blue Blood”, the 20th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in 2000, at “Orange Music” in Orange, NJ, and was produced by Bill Laswell and James Blood Ulmer.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Laswell – bass
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards 
  • Amina Claudine Myers – keyboards
  • Jerome Bigfoot Brailey – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by James Blood Ulmer, except where noted.

  1. Gentle One
  2. As It Is – Jerome Brailey, Bill Laswell, James Blood Ulmer
  3. 99 Names – traditional, arranged by James Blood Ulmer
  4. On and On – Jamal Cantero, Erica Wright
  5. Pull on up to Love
  6. Momentarily – Jerome Brailey, Bill Laswell, James Blood Ulmer
  7. We Got to Get Together
  8. I Can Tell
  9. Home Alone

On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “DIW” label release “Forbidden Blues”, the 14th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded July – September 1996, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Kazunori Sugiyama and James Blood Ulmer.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar, flute
  • Charles Burnham – violin 
  • Michael Musutafa – keyboards 
  • Calvin X Jones – acoustic bass 
  • Amin Ali – electric bass 
  • Calvin Weston – drums
  • Dana Manno – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Blood Ulmer

  1. What Is
  2. Forbidden Blues
  3. Eviction
  4. Do You Wanna
  5. Forget Not
  6. High Yellow
  7. Hymn
  8. We Got to Get Together
  9. Inspiration

On September 9, 2003.

On September 9, 2003, “Hyena” label released “No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions”, the 17th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in April 2003, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Vernon Reid.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer– vocals, guitar
  • Vernon Reid– guitar
  • Charles Burnham- violin
  • Leon Gruenbaum- piano, keyboards
  • David Barnes – harmonica
  • Mark Peterson – bass
  • Aubrey Dayle- drums
  • Queen Esther– vocals
  • Olu Dara- pocket trumpet
  • John Kruth- tambourine
  • Maya Smullyan Jenkins- tap

Track listing:

  1. Goin’ to New York – Mary Lee Reed
  2. Hustle Is On – Eddy H. Owens
  3. Who’s Been Talkin’ – Chester Burnett
  4. Ghetto Child – Johnny Copeland
  5. Are You Glad to Be in America – James Blood Ulmer
  6. You Know, I Know – John Lee Hooker
  7. Let the Good Times Roll – Earl King
  8. Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  9. No Escape from the Blues – McKinley Morganfield, Charles Edward Williams
  10. Satisfy (Story of My Life) – James Blood Ulmer
  11. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  12. The Blues Had a Baby and Called It Rock N Roll – Brownie McGhee, McKinley Morganfield

 

On September 4, 2001.

On September 4, 2001, “Hyena” label released “Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions”, the 16th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in April 2001, at “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Vernon Reid.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer– vocals, guitar
  • Vernon Reid– guitar
  • Charles Burnham- violin
  • Rick Steff- piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B3 organ
  • David Barnes – harmonica
  • Mark Peterson – bass
  • Aubrey Dayle- drums

Track listing:

  1. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  2. I Want to Be Loved – Willie Dixon
  3. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  4. Dimples – James Bracken, John Lee Hooker
  5. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  6. Evil – Wille Dixon
  7. Death Letter – Son House
  8. Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Willie Williamson
  9. Money – John Lee Hooker
  10. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love – Willie Dixon
  11. Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal – Daylie Holmes, Marl H. Young
  12. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  13. I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) – Chester Burnett
  14. Back Door Man – Willie Dixon

On May 24, 2005.

On May 24, 2005, “Hyena” label released “Birthright”, the 18th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Gigantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Vernon Reid. “Birthright” was voted the “Blues Album of the Year” in the “2005 Down Beat Readers’ Poll”.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer– vocals, guitar, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by James Blood Ulmer except where noted.

  1. Take My Music Back to the Church
  2. I Can’t Take It Anymore
  3. Where Did All the Girls Come From
  4. I Ain’t Superstitious – Willie Dixon
  5. White Man’s Jail
  6. High Yellow
  7. The Evil One
  8. Geechee Joe
  9. Love Dance Rag
  10. Sittin’ on Top of the World – traditional
  11. My Most Favorite Thing
  12. Devil’s Got to Burn