Lester, Julius – “Julius Lester” – [Vanguard]
mickeyslim 8/5/2015 12-inch, Blues
Julius Lester accompanies himself on the 12-string, this is one of the two recordings he made in his lifetime. It’s some original and traditional folk blues music from 1966. The guitar and voice seem disconnected, I thought it was two different people at first. Lester’s voice is pretty sounding, unlike other southern blues crooners.
Lester went on to host a radio show at WBAI, teach Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst, but really made a name for himself writing books for children and young adults (which makes for interesting liner notes by Lester.)
Hollow front-porch blues. Slim approved.
PGM: DO NOT PLAY THE FIRST TWO TRACKS ON EITHER SIDE, THE RECORD IS BROKEN!
you heard it 30 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 1962 days ago, Mickey Slim played Pine Bluff Freight Train Blues
- 2067 days ago, Alizarin Crim played Watch The Seagulls Flying
- 2095 days ago, Sally Goodin played Delta Blues
- 2200 days ago, Billie Joe Tolliver played Pine Bluff Freight Train Blues
- 2352 days ago, Fox Populi played Stagolee
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