Blind Lemon Jefferson - Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Heroes of the Blues Trading card No. 9
Blind Lemon Jefferson 1897-1929
Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt
A native of Wortham, Texas, the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson worked as a street singer and visited several states in the course of his travels. His successful recording debut in 1926 launched the vogue for country blues. Before his mysterious death in 1929, Jefferson recorded eighty-five sides and established himself as the most popular blues guitarist of the era. An off-beat guitarist known for his free phrasing patterns, he was one of the most inspired singers found in blues.