DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI

Latest update on 18/09/2012

Artist: J.B. Lenoir
Author: J.B. Lenoir
Label: Polydor
Year: 1966

Second voice: Willie Dixon.

Covers:

1986:

Ry Cooder [in film Crossroads]

1987:

Spencer Bohren

1988:

Omar & The Howlers [from McComb, MS]

1992:

Pops Staples [from Drew, MS]

1992:

Jim Dickinson with Chuck Prophet [Jim is from Independence, MS]

1995:

Terry Evans

2002:

Eagle Eye Cherry-Vernon Reed-James Blood Ulmer [in film The Soul Of A Man]

2004:

North Mississippi All Stars [feat. Jim Dickinson and a bit of I Walk On Gilded Splinters (Dr. John)]

2007:

Mavis Staples

2012:

Hans Theessink & Terry Evans

J.B. Was the first black blues singer to openly bring the race subject across. In 1953, right in the middle of the Korea conflict, he also wrote an Eisenhower Blues and a Korea Blues. No wonder Lenoir had it hard finding an American record deal. When his Polydor contract ran out he recorded for the German Lippman & Rau label (L&R).

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