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(1950-54 'Imperial) (138:08/55) Einer der Unbekannten des Texas-Blues, der wunderschöne... more

Lil' Son Jackson: The Complete Imperial Recordings (2-CD)

(1950-54 'Imperial) (138:08/55) Einer der Unbekannten des Texas-Blues, der wunderschöne Aufnahmen eingespielt hat, wobei er zumeist akustische Gitarre spielt - mit Bandbegleitung. Ausgezeichnete Edition mit Digipak und aufwändigem Booklet / One of the unknown greats of Texas Blues. Beautiful album with his greatest Imperial sides. Highly recommended.

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  • Interpret: Lil' Son Jackson

  • Album titlle: The Complete Imperial Recordings (2-CD)

  • Label CAPITOL

  • Genre Blues

  • Year of publication 1995
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724383174423

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Jackson, Lil' Son - The Complete Imperial Recordings (2-CD) CD 1
01 Ticket Agent Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
02 True Love Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
03 Evening Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
04 Spending Money Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
05 Tough Luck Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
06 Peace Breaking People
07 Rockin' And Rollin' - Lil' Son Jackson
08 Two Timin' Woman
09 Rocky Road
10 Disgusted
11 Travelin' Alone
12 New Year's Resolution
13 Young Women's Blue
14 Mr Blues
15 Time Changes Things
16 Wondering Blues
17 Restless Blues
18 All Alone
19 Everybody's Blues
20 Travelin' Blues
21 Stop For The Red Light
22 Aching Heart
23 Upstairs Boogie
24 All My Life
25 My Little Girl
26 Big Gun Blues
27 Get High Everybody
Jackson, Lil' Son - The Complete Imperial Recordings (2-CD) CD 2
01 Let Me Down Easy - Lil' Son Jackson
02 My Younger Day - Lil' Son Jackson
03 I Wish To Go Home - Lil' Son Jackson
04 Black And Brown - Lil' Son Jackson
05 Journey Back Home - Lil' Son Jackson
06 Sad Letter Blues
07 Rockin' And Rollin' #2
08 Lonely Blues
09 Freight Train Blues
10 How Long
11 Good Ole Wagon
12 Blues By The Hour
13 Pulp Wood Boogie
14 Losin' My Woman
15 Trouble Don't Last Always
16 Movin' To The Country
17 Thrill Me Baby
18 Confession
19 Doctor, Doctor
20 Piggly Wiggly
21 Dirty Work
22 Little Girl
23 Big Rat
24 Sugar Mama
25 Messin' Up
26 Prison Bound
27 Rollin' Mill
28 Can't Keep A Good Man Down
Lil' Son Jackson Lil' Son Jackson Piggly Wiggly (Melvin 'Lil' Son' Jackson)... more
"Lil' Son Jackson"

Lil' Son Jackson

Lil' Son Jackson

Piggly Wiggly

(Melvin 'Lil' Son' Jackson)

Imperial 5267

 

Down in rural Texas, atmospheric country blues never went out of style. That's what Melvin 'Lil' Son' Jackson had plenty of. Born August 17, 1916 near Tyler, Texas, the diminutive guitarist was brought up by a blues-playing dad and a gospel-loving mom. Influenced by Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Texas Alexander, Jackson never quite came to grips with the gap between the sanctified and the secular, leaving blues alone altogether for extended stretches.

Lil' Son set his cap for Dallas in the early '30s to work as an auto mechanic. He formed a gospel group, the Blue Eagle Four, in 1934. After a stint in the Army during World War II, he returned to fixing cars in Dallas. One day in 1948, Jackson decided to spend a quarter in an amusement gallery to record himself singing Roberta Blues. He shipped the disc off to Bill Quinn, who operated Gold Star Recording Studio in Houston and also had a label by the same name. That Lone Star blues great Lightnin' Hopkins was then on Gold Star likely factored into Jackson's choice of label. An impressed Quinn wired Jackson after auditioning the demo, inviting him to come to Houston and record for real.

Gold Star released five Jackson singles, all solo performances, leasing another 78 to Modern. Then Imperial swooped in and brought Lil' Son to Los Angeles in September of '50. At his second session for the label that December in Houston, Jackson waxed Rockin' And Rollin', a regional hit that was a direct precedent to B.B. King's Rock Me Baby. Imperial initially retained the solo format when recording Jackson, but during the early '50s he made several dates for the firm with a small combo that didn't mesh overly well with the guitarist's slightly eccentric timing.

Happily, a September '53 session back in Dallas found Jackson back in a stripped-down context. He'd mostly recorded on acoustic guitar in the past, but had gone electric by the time he made Piggly Wiggly, a sly original that's a double-entendre homage to a southern grocery store chain still in business today. There was one more Imperial date in '54, but serious injuries in a 1956 car crash while he was on the road fueled his desire to get out of the blues business. That is, until Arhoolie Records owner Chris Strachwitz tracked him down in July of 1960 at Union Salvage in Dallas and convinced him to record anew.

Good as his comeback sides were, Jackson's return to blues was only temporary. Cancer claimed him at the Dallas VA hospital on May 30, 1976.

 

- Bill Dahl -

Chicago, Illinois

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