BLUES MONTH #7 BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON

A native of Couchman, Texas, the amazing Blind Lemon Jefferson worked as a street singer and visited a number of states in the course of his travels. In 1926 he recorded the his successful debut which pioneered the beginning of country blues. He recorded 85 sides and established himself as the most popular blues guitarist of his era known for his offbeat playing and free phrasing patterns, he was one of the most inspired singers of the time. Sadly, n 1929 he died mysteriously.

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