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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Junior Kimbrough August 1, 2020

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One of the many Bluesmen that were plugging away until they were “Discovered” in their 50’s or 60’s. Junior Kimbrough was 62 when his first album was released and died at 67. He recorded three albums and by the end of his life the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones and Sonic Youth were making the pilgrimage to Holly Springs in Mississippi to see him play.
The first clip shows him playing in the club he co-owned in Holly Springs , He is also featured in a documentary “You See Me Laughin’: the last of the hill country bluesmen ” which I’ve put in at the end of the post (apologies for it having Bono). The two hour clip from the club “A Night at Junior Kimbrough’s” is amazing too. Interesting to look at the crowd in that clip too, seems word of the music had reached further than Holly Springs.


1. sonofstan - August 1, 2020

Love the guy.
Also wins some kind of prize for the most flatly honest LP title: ‘Most Things Haven’t Worked Out’

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