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A bit tame even by the standards of the folk revival, this showcased Sellers as a smooth and accomplished presenter of folk, blues, and a bit of jazz. The singer mixed original compositions with standards like "John Henry," "Down By the Riverside," and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seen" on a set that seemed conscientiously programmed to demonstrate his versatility. The blues and folk numbers were graced by harmonica from Sonny Terry; the less successful jazzy efforts had accompaniment from a combo featuring the original Count Basie rhythm section.


Born: May 27, 1924 in Clarksdale, MS

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '50s

Singer/songwriter Brother John Sellers was known for his folksy mix of blues, jazz, and gospel. Born May 27,1924 in Clarksdale, MS, Sellers performed in gospel tent shows. He grew up watching performances by such blues luminaries as Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Discovered by gospel great Mahalia Jackson, Mississippi-born Johnson returned with the singer to Chicago. He performed with her as well as blues singer Big Bill Broonzy with whom he did some recording in Europe. He recorded many...
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  • $7.74
  • Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Music, Blues, Christian & Gospel, Gospel
  • Released: 1954

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