Blind Lemon Jefferson: The First Star of Blues Guitar

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Blind Lemon Jefferson, Delta, Jas Obrecht

Author : Jas Obrecht

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“Blind Lemon Jefferson, who began recording for Paramount Records in late 1925, became the most famous bluesman of the Roaring Twenties. His 78s shattered racial barriers, becoming popular from coast to coast and influencing a generation of musicians. His best songs forged original, imagistic themes with inventive arrangements and brilliantly improvised solos. Portraits of Afro-American life during the early 1900s, his lyrics create a unique body of poetry – humorous and harrowing, jivey and risqué, a stunning view of society from the perspective of someone at the bottom. To this day, he ranks among the most gifted and individualistic artists in blues history.”




  1. First time here. Awesome site. Great post.

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