Tuesday, October 11

J.B. Lenoir - Down In Mississippi (1966)

"... In 1965-66 Lenoir recorded a number of political songs for European release, including 'Shot on James Meredith,' 'Alabama March,' 'Born Dead,' 'Vietnam Blues,' and the biting 'Down in Mississippi,' for producer Willie Dixon at the behest of German promoters Horst Lippman and Fritz Rau. Lenoir and his Afro-American Blues Band performed some of these songs during a 1965 tour of Europe. The material was reportedly deemed too controversial for release in the United States at the time and only appeared on American labels years later. ..."
Mississippi Blues Commission
YouTube: Down In Mississippi (Full Album)

2011 May: J.B. Lenoir, 2014 October: Natural Man