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The first thing that caught my eye was that Mary-Ann Brandon had written “Illustrated Man” for Johnny Winter.

I read a recent review of Mary-Ann Brandon’s new cd in “Living Blues “magazine and got quite a surprise. The first thing that caught my eye was that she had written Illustrated Man for Johnny Winter. But, more importantly, that Johnny plays on her new CD!!!! I went to the website, where segments of all of the songs can be played. My guess is that Johnny is playing slide on the cut “Headed for Hard Times”. I could be wrong, so would be interested in hearing from anyone else who has listened to, or has this record.

Mary-Ann Brandon Discography

Self Appointed Homecoming Queen – Appaloosa Records (1990)

  • Self Appointed Homecoming Queen
  • Use It or Lose It
  • It’s a Dirty Job
  • Why Do I Love My Man So
  • Stone Blues
  • New Love
  • Don’t Mess With Me Baby
  • (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  • It Takes Two
  • Little Meat on the Side
  • Drivin’ You Out of My Mind
  • Black Widow Spider

Everything I Touch Turns To Gold – Appaloosa Records (1992)

  • Mr. So and So
  • Hard Man Is Good to Find
  • What Kind of Man
  • Lean Clean Lovin’ Machine
  • Don’t Deceive Me
  • Who’s Laughing Now
  • No Pain, No Gain
  • Everything I Touch Turns to Gold
  • Illustrated Man
  • It’s a Jungle Out There
  • Straighten up and Fly Right – Mary-Ann Brandon
  • Pretty Boys

Live In Europe – A.V.Arts (1992)

Mary-Ann Brandon – Ichiban Records (1994)

  • Mr. So and So
  • It’s a Jungle
  • What Kind of Man
  • Lean, Clean Lovin’ Machine
  • Don’t Deceive Me
  • It’s a Dirty Job
  • Use It or Lose It
  • Self Appointed Homecoming Queen
  • Everything I Touch Turns to Gold
  • Don’t Mess With Me Baby
  • Illustrated Man
  • New Love

Even More Good Whiskey Blues (compilation) – Taxim Records (1995)

If Love Hurts – Taxim Records (1997)

Good Whiskey Blues Live (compilation) – Taxim Records (1998)

Matches From Motel Rendezvous – R.O.A.D. Records (2002)

  • House Of Blues
  • Dollars & Sense
  • What You Don’t Know
  • Love Me Right
  • It’s Not For Me To Say
  • He’s Cool She’s Hot
  • What Are You Waiting For
  • Time To Kill
  • Pinocchio – with Johnny Winter
  • Headed For Hard Times – with Johnny Winter
  • Why Do I Love My Man So
  • Old Man’s Sweetheart

Mary-Ann Brandon Song Writing Credits

  • It’s A Dirty Job – Koko Taylor and Lonnie Brooks (Alligator Records)
  • Illustrated Man – Johnny Winter (Virgin Records)
  • If Love Hurts – Saffire (Alligator Records)
  • Too Much Fun – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • Bad Luck – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • Lost In the Shuffle – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • Part Time Woman – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • I Like Women – Sam Lay (Telarc Records)
  • Stone Blues – Sam Lay (Evidence Records)
  • Your Butt’s Too Big – Earl Gaines (Black Top Records)
  • Her Love is killing Me – Al Garner & the Roadrunners (Black Magic Records)
  • Don’t Mess With Me Baby – Sam Lay (Ichiban Records)
  • I Can’t Do That – Johnny Jones (Cannonball Records)
  • No More One More Chance – Johnny Jones (Cannonball Records)
  • Homewrecker Legs – Charles Walker (Black Magic Records)
  • Heat Up The Oven – Roscoe Shelton (Blue Moon/Magnum Records)
  • Heat Up The Oven – Dave Riley (Cannonball Records)
  • No More One More Chance – Kenny Neal (Telarc Records)
  • Coochie Coo W’Choo – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • Let’s Agree To Disagree – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • It’s Alright – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • Road Dog – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)
  • The Power Of Love – C.J. Chenier (Alligator Records)

Mary-Ann Brandon Trivia

hree Grammy Nominations for her songs that are featured on records in “Best Blues Release Category”

Mary-Ann’s songs have been used in two JBL speaker television commercials and as stingers on the television broadcast of the 1997 Super Bowl Game.

Mary-Ann has toured extensively throughout Europe playing at the Amsterdam Blues Festival, Poretta Soul Festival, Belgium Blues Night Festival, The Belinzona Blues Festival, The Trieste Blues Festival, along with many other prestigious dates as opening act on Albert King’s final European tour. She has also performed at The King Biscuit Festival in Helena Arkansas, Blues Estafette in Utrecht Holland and The Lucerne Blues Festival in Lucerne Switzerland.

In addition to her own recording career, Mary-Ann has worked as a background vocalist on records with: David Olney, Tommy Tu Tone, Tim Krekel, Earl Gaines, Roscoe Shelton, Johnny Jones, Al Garner and the Roadrunners, Sam Lay, Fingers Taylor, Larry Burton, Billy C. Farlow, Charles Walker, Stan Webb, Freddie Waters, James Nixon and Fred James.

Mary-Ann’s new C.D. on R.O.A.D. Records features guest appearances by Johnny Winter, Duke Robillard, Anson Funderburgh and a duet with Blues legend and Black Top Recording Artist, Roscoe Shelton. (2002 release)

Mary-Ann has been featured in the magazines Blues Revue and Buscadero.

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