Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #15
Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt
One of the earlist country blues performers to be recorded, James (Bo-Weavil) Jackson was discovered while singing on a Birmingham, Alabama, street in 1926. He produced twelve sides for two labels, one of which billed him as Sam Butler. His frantic tempos, impromptu guitar figures, and use of varied melodic lines within single songs mark Jackson as one of the blues most distinctive and least predictable performers. His "You Can't Keep No Brown" is a frenetic bottleneck masterpiece.
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