"Little" Willie Littlefield

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  September 16, 1931    El Campo, TX

Date of Death:  June 23, 2013    Voorthuizen, NL

Place of Burial:  Unknown (Netherlands?)

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown


Little Willie's Boogie / My Best Wishes, Eddie's Records (1202)

Chicago Bound / What's The Use, Eddie's Records (1205)

Paris Streetlights, Paris Album (PLB 2 28508)

House Party, Oldie Blues (OL 8003)

I'm In The Mood, Oldie Blues (OL 8006)

Little Willie Littlefield Plays The Boogie Woogie, Schubert Records (SCH-100)

Singalong with Little Willie Littlefield, Oldie Blues (OLCD 7001)

...goes Rhythm 'n Blues, CMA (CM 10002)

The Red One, Oldie Blues (OLCD 7005)

It's Midnight, Route 66 (KIX-10)

Boogie, Blues And Bounce: The Modern Recordings, Vol. 2, Ace Records (CDCHD 1056)

Volume 1, Ace Records (10 CH 24)

Volume 2, Ace Records (10 CH 34)


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