Music: CDs

All of Steve James’ in-print CDs are available for $16 per title from Hobemian Records. Hobemian also carries all of Steve’s instructional books and DVDS.
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Steve James c/o Hobemian Records POB 4704 Seattle Washington 98194

Steve James Live Vol 1 coverSteve James Live Vol. 1 (2016 Hobemian) $16

Recorded live onstage in Austin and Berkeley, your favorite Steve James songs and stories.

1 The Down Bound Train  4:32 (C. Berry/trad.)
Charlie Poole visits Floyd, Va.  1:43
2 Milwaukee Blues  3:20  (C. Poole/trad.)
3 Juanita Stomp  3:06  (J. Williams)
4 Talco Girl  4:30  (S. James)
A tribute to Bumble Bee Slim
5 Greasy Greens  4:30
6 Wet Clothes Blues  4:53
7 I Love My Guitar  5:55  (S. James)
8 Guitar Rag  2:14  (S. Weaver)
9 Huggin’ and Chalkin’  3:18  (Goell/Hays)
10 Railroad Blues  3:05  (S. McGee)
11 Birmingham Steel  5:17  (S. James)
12 Latex Road Variations/Stewball  4:07  (S. James/Ledbetter)


Steve James and Pip Gillette

Steve James and Pip Gillette
The Camp Streeters

The Camp Streeters Live (2014 Big Daddy) $16



Steve James plays electric and slide guitar, singing with drummer and soulful vocalist Pipp Gillette.  The duo is devoted exclusively to music from East Texas, like Freddie King’s “Hideaway” and Ted Daffan’s “Born To Lose” T-Bone Walker’s “Trinity River Blues” and Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Traveler’s Blues”. Piney Woods anthem “Take Me Back”, an extended version of “Jack O’ Diamonds and 5 more will transport you to a hot night at the Camp Street Cafe in Crockett Texas April 12, 2014.


Short Blue Stories

Short Blue Stories

Short Blue Stories (2009 Hobemian) $16

Steve’s most recent solo effort. Original songs and instrumentals along with roots classics from Frank Hutchison, Garfield Akers and Furry Lewis. 6 and 12-string acoustic and resonator guitars and mandolin aplenty.  “Short Blue Stories entered the international Americana Radio Top 100 chart (based on reported plays fromprogrammers) for 2009- 2010 rated as #90 disc with the #20 song; Steve’s own “Folk Radio”. Sixteen tracks in all.


Fast Texas

Fast Texas

Fast Texas (Burnside 48) $16

Steve’s 2003 sessions are back in print since Allegro Media acquired the Burnside catalog!  This sequence of original and classic songs from, about and for the Lone Star State is a must- hear for twangsters.  Steve’s own guitar, slide guitar, mandolin and vocals are supported by Del Rey’s guitar work, Cindy Cashdollar’s dobro and steel and Ruthie Foster’s harmony singing.  16 tracks in all, which include  the title track, “Fisherman’s Reel” and “Freestone County Blues”.




Two Track Mind

Two Track Mind

Two Track Mind (Antone’s 0024)  $16

We still have a few boxes of this out of print gem.  Steve’s first solo album was originally released in 1989; then again with some bonus tracks by Antone’s a couple of years later. (These units have small cuts in the jewel boxes put there by the label when Steve cleaned ’em out.) 12 songs include “Frankie and Albert”, “Bachelor Blues” and “Guitar Rag”.  Selected by Acoustic Guitar in their 20th Anniversary issue as one of the standout acoustic discs of the last two decades.


Tonight Steve James and Del Rey

Tonight Steve James and Del Rey

Tonight  (Hobemian HB009) $16

This is Steve’s duet CD with guitarist and ukulele-player Del Rey. Released in 2004, it includes 1)Nadine (Is It You?) 2 Baltimore 3 Steve and Del’s Precious Five 4 Tappin’ That Thing 5 Truck Driver’s Roll 6 Changette7 I Love My Guitar 8 Alta Vista Serenade 9 Long As I Can See You Smile 10 I Am Sailin’ 11Black Stick 12 Josie Bush 13 The Real Guitar Rag 14 Little Baby.





Steve James T-shirts $25 

 Black, of course. 100% cotton. Medium, large, XL and XXL. Specify size in the comments after you order.