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Ain't Choppin' Cotton

It's 1917, you decide to head to town through rolling farmland and plowed cotton fields. You pass a few oil rigs and finally see a one-storey brick building with low, overhanging eaves of currogated iron. It's your stop and strange enough you hear a guitar plucking and a man singing and there he is sitting there in a chair, a fat man with a guitar in his lap and glasses over his eyes; it's Blind Lemon, a local musician trying to make a living. This is the real thing and a sweet collection to bring you back in time.


Born: September 24, 1893 in Couchman, TX

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '00s, '10s, '20s

Country blues guitarist and vocalist Blind Lemon Jefferson is indisputably one of the main figures in country blues. He was of the highest in many regards, being one of the founders of Texas blues (along with Texas Alexander), one of the most influential country bluesmen of all time, one of the most popular bluesmen of the 1920s, and the first truly commercially successful male blues performer. Up until Jefferson's achievements, the only real successful blues recordings were by women performers,...
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