Marion "Little Joe" Washington

Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Date of Birth:  March 1, 1939

Date of Death:  November 12, 2014    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston Memorial Gardens

                         2426 Cullen Boulevard

                         Pearland, TX  77581

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section 34

                          29° 33' 54" N / 95° 20' 45" W

With funds provided by Texas Blues Project.


Someone Loves Me / (I Want To Tell You) She's Mine, Federal Records (45-12497)

I Feel All Right / Bossa Nova And Grits, Federal Records (45-12510)

Hard Way Four / The Last Tear, Donna (1359)

Houston Guitar Blues, Dialtone Records (DT0008)

Texas Fire Line, Dialtone Records (DT0020)

Texas Fire Line, P-Vine Records (PCD-25094)

Now And Then, no label/number

Pool Party!, Del-Fi Records (DFCD71264)

King's Serious Soul Vol. 2: Counting TeardropsKent Soul ‎(CDKEND 206)

Funky Blues JunctionP-Vine Records ‎ (PTR-CD-1)

Bossa Nova And GritsVampi Soul (VAMPICD 164)


Ainsworth, Alan. “Houston Scene,” Living Blues, July/August 1998, issue 140, volume 29, no. 4, p. 52.

Dansby, Andrew. “Houston blues musician Little Joe Washington dies,” Houston Chronicle, Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Access July 4, 2017.

Greensmith, Bill, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg. Blues Unlimited. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Wood, Roger. “The Unlikely Renaissance of Little Joe Washington,” Living Blues, issue 180, volume 36, no. 5, pp. 10-21.

Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.


Stinging’ The Guitar: From Houston Joint to Shibuya O-Nest, P-Vine/Blues Interactions PVDV-21 DVD.

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