musicology #275

newyearboogie #3

(Blind Lemon Jefferson – Happy New Year Blues)

1928 slice of the new year pie from pioneering bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson whose contribution to the genre looms as large as any of his contempories. Originator of the ‘Texas’ Style his legacy stretches from T-Bone Walker, (who learned how to play from Jefferson), through Chuck Berry, right up to and beyond Jimmy Hendrix. Reknowned for his dexterity both as player and songwriter the cat ‘swung’ the blues all over the Southern States.


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