Blind Lemon Jefferson is one of the most important figures in country-blues history. With his mixture of blues and spirituals delivered in a thin, piercing voice, he had an undeniable impact on American popular music. Jefferson was to Texas blues what Charley Patton was to Mississippi blues. His performances had a direct influence on such legendary Texas musicians as Lead Belly, T-Bone Walker, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Jefferson made many recordings during his brief life. This 2-CD set includes his finest tunes, consisting of 50 newly restored solo recordings, waxed by the Paramount label between 1925 and 1929, and originally released as 10” 78-rpm discs. All of these poignant tracks would form the basis of Jefferson’s enduring legacy and secure his role as one of the legends of that classic era. This is acoustic country-blues of the highest order, full of emotion and heartfelt commitment.
BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON, vocals and guitar Recorded in Chicago, Atlanta, and Richmond, between December 1925 and September 1929.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
CD 1 TOTAL TIME: 72:54 Min. 01. MATCH BOX BLUES 02. RAMBLER BLUES 03. DRY SOUTHERN BLUES 04. BLACK HORSE BLUES 05. I WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS IN MY HEART 06. ALL I WANT IS THAT PURE RELIGION 07. LONG LONESOME BLUES 08. GOT THE BLUES 09. BOOSTER BLUES 10. JACK O’ DIAMOND BLUES 11. CHOCK HOUSE BLUES 12. BEGGIN’ BACK 13. CORINNA BLUES 14. WARTIME BLUES 15. SHUCKIN’ SUGAR BLUES 16. BOOGER ROOGER BLUES 17. RABBIT FOOT BLUES 18. BAD LUCK BLUES 19. BLACK SNAKE MOAN 20. EASY RIDER BLUES 21. TEDDY BEAR BLUES 22. HOT DOGS 23. HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD 24. SUNSHINE SPECIAL 25. GONE DEAD ON YOU BLUES
CD 2 TOTAL TIME: 73:59 Min. 01. SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN 02. ‘LECTRIC CHAIR BLUES 03. BLIND LEMON’S PENITENTIARY BLUES 04. MEAN JUMPER BLUES 05. ONE DIME BLUES 06. LONESOME HOUSE BLUES 07. PRISON CELL BLUES 08. LEMON’S CANNON BALL MOAN 09. LOCK STEP BLUES 10. HANGMAN’S BLUES 11. CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES 12. HAPPY NEW YEAR BLUES 13. D.B. BLUES 14. DYNAMITE BLUES 15. OIL WELL BLUES 16. TIN CUP BLUES 17. BIG NIGHT BLUES 18. PEACH ORCHARD MAMA 19. MOSQUITO MOAN 20. SOUTHERN WOMAN BLUES 21. BAKERSHOP BLUES 22. PNEUMONIA BLUES 23. LONG DISTANCE MOAN 24. THAT CRAWLIN’ BABY BLUES 25. BOOTIN’ ME ‘BOUT