Lenoir, J.B. – “J.B. Lenoir ” – [Roots]
Cousin Mary 1/11/2009 12-inch, Blues
These recordings from 1951 ??? 1956 show off Lenoir???s songwriting, guitar playing and sweet boyish voice. Unusual for blues at the time is that some songs tackle national issues such as Eisenhower, the Korean War, and paying taxes. Plenty of hints of early rock and roll.
John Mayall and Elvis Costello, who have covered his songs, cite Lenoir as an influence. Born in 1929, Lenoir died in a car accident in 1967.
you heard it 28 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 396 days ago, Jack Tar played We Can't Go On This Way
- 1243 days ago, Sally Goodin played Give Me One More Shot
- 1565 days ago, Sally Goodin played Eisenhower Blues
- 2195 days ago, Billie Joe Tolliver played Carrie Lee
- 2237 days ago, Sally Goodin played We Can't Go On This Way
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