Blind Lemon Jefferson Blues Artist

"Blind" Lemon Jefferson (Lemon Henry Jefferson; September 24, 1893 – December 19, 1929) was an American blues singer and guitarist from Texas. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s, and has been titled "Father of the Texas Blues". Jefferson's singing and self-accompaniment were distinctive as a result of his high-pitched voice and originality on the guitar. Though his recordings sold well, he was not so influential on some younger blues singers of his generation, who could not imitate him as they could other commercially successful artists. However, later blues and rock and roll musicians attempted to imitate both his songs and his musical style. His recordings would later influence such legends as B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Canned Heat, Nick Cave, Son House and Robert Johnson. Lemon Henry Jefferson was born blind near Coutchman, Texas in Freestone County, near present-day Wortham, Texas. Jefferson was one of eight children born to sharecroppers Alex and Clarissa Jefferson. Disputes regarding his exact birth date derive from contradictory census records and draft registration records.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 24th, 1893
Date of death
December 19th, 1929 at age of 36
Ethnicity
African American

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
The Complete Classic Sides Remastered
2002 Album
Bed Springs Blues / Yo Yo Blues
1929 Single on gramophone record
How Long How Long / Through Train Blues
1928 Single on gramophone record
Prison Cell Blues / Lemon Worried Blues
1928 Single on gramophone record
Hot Dogs / Weary Dogs Blues
1927 Single on gramophone record
Match Box Blues / Easy Rider Blues
June, 1927 Single on gramophone record
Struck Sorrow Blues / Rambler Blues
1927 Single on gramophone record
One Dime Blues / Gone Dead on You
1927 Single on gramophone record
Rabbit Foot Blues / Shuckin' Sugar Blues
1927 Single on gramophone record
Booger Rooger Blues / Wartime Blues
1927 Single on gramophone record
Bad Luck Blues / Broke and Hungry
1927 Single on gramophone record
Long Lonesome Blues / Got the Blues
June, 1926 Single on gramophone record
Old Rounders Blues / Beggin' Back
1926 Single on gramophone record
Black Horse Blues / Corinne Blues
July, 1926 Single on gramophone record
Booster Blues / Dry Southern Blues
1926 Single on gramophone record

Awards won

1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Match Box Blues Blues Album

Wikipedia

Check Blind Lemon Jefferson on wikipedia.

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