Dialtone Records Release
Texas Fire Line

Lil Joe Washington

Texas Fire Line

Houston, Texas in the '50s was the best place to be a blues man. Little Joe cut his teeth playing alongside Albert Collins, Joe Hughes, Gatemouth Brown, and Roscoe Gordon. In the '60s, Joe moved on to the border town circuit and also went to California to record for Donna Records and Federal Records.

Joe never stopped making music, but when he hit on hard times in the '70s he pawned his things and became homeless. These days, Joe as steady gigs and a roof over his head.

This record marks Joe's second release with the Dialtone label since 2003. Joining him are some of the best players in Texas: the Moeller Brothers from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Connelly and Kaz Kazanoff (the best session players in the Texas), Al Gomez works with the Westside Horns, Burley Manor works in Austin with the Eastside bands, and Chirs Henrich who plays in Little Joe's Band.

Track Listing

Play clip for I’ll Go Crazy 1. I’ll Go Crazy
Play clip for Ike 2. Ike
  3. Lonely Lonely Nights
  4. Fonky
  5. She’s In New Orleans
  6. You Send Me
  7. Just A Little Bit
  8. Chameleon
  9. Church House Blues
  10. Somebody Tell Me
  11. I Love Country Girls
  12. You’re Still My Baby
  13. More And More
  14. Cry All Night Long


Lead Guitar / Vocals: Little Joe Washington; Bass: Chris Henrich, Burley J. Manor, Jr.; Guitar: Johnny Moeller; Drums: Jason Moeller; Trumpet: Al Gomez, Jr.; Sax: Kaz Kazanoff; Organ / Piano: Nick Connelly; Recorded at: Church House Studio, East Austin; Recorded and Engineered by: David Boyle; Mastered and Mixed at: Sounds Outrageous by Lars Goransson; Produced by: Eddie Stout; Graphics: Den Giles