A twist of Lemon

Posted: December 25, 2011 in Blind Lemon Jefferson, Paul Swinton, Pre war blues, Texas

Author: Paul Swinton

Source: B&R, 121,4



“Although he was not the first male country blues  singer/guitarist to record, Blind Lemon Jefferson  was the first to succeed commercially and his success influenced previously reluctant record companies to actively seek out and record male country blues players
in the hope of finding a similar talent. Throughout the ’20s Lemon spearheaded a boom in ‘race’ record sales that featured male down-home blues singers and such was the appeal of his recordings that in turn they were responsible for inspiring a whole new generation of blues singers. David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards’ acknowledgement being typical of many…”





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