Blind Lemon Jefferson - Complete Recordings 1925-1929 Vol. 4 (1929) (CD)

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Release Date: 10/01/21

Volume 4 completes the entire recorded output from the King of the Texas Country Blues.

Blind Lemon Lemon started 1929 with a very strong pair of recordings: 'Eagle Eyed Mama' repeats the title phrase in every verse, reinforcing the imagery like a pop song, while 'Dynamite Blues' offers a violent solution to his woman trouble ('blow her up late at night'!) in a cathartic fantasy. 'Peach Orchard Mama', the first of a block of 7 masters made at his next session and the only one to feature a short guitar solo, was probably Jefferson's last major hit. It was re-recorded in the summer, along with its 'B' aide 'Big Night Blues', but not released until September. Big Joe Williams successfully revived Peach Orchard Mama in 1941(Bluebird B-8774). The session ended with 'That Black Snake Moan No. 2', a comparatively lifeless reworking of his massive 1926/7 hit and the fourth time he had utilized the theme on record. Two notable titles sandwiched between the extremes were 'Oil Well Blues' (complete with spoken introduction), its imagery most appropriate to a Texas-born blues singer, and 'Tin Cup Blues' which evokes the hard time when Jefferson entertained on street corners for small change in his home state before he became a star recording artist.

Label: Document Records
Genre: Blues
Language: English

Bonus Materials

  • For fans of Country Blues.
  • For fans of Country Blues guitar.

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