J.B. Lenoir : Alabama Blues!

J.B. Lenoir : Alabama Blues!


J.B. Lenoir (vocal, guitar), Freddie Below (drums)

L&R 42001

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Alabama Blues
A2 - The Mojo Boogie
A3 - God's Word
A4 - The Whale Has Swallowed Me
A5 - Move This Rope
A6 - I Feel So Good
B1 - Alabama March
B2 - Talk To Your Daughter
B3 - Mississippi Road
B4 - Good Advice
B5 - Vietnam
B6 - I Want To Go

Recorded May 5, 1965 in Chicago, under the supervision of Willie Dixon.

In the early 1940s, Lenoir worked with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Elmore James and was also influenced by Arthur Crudup and Lightnin' Hopkins. During the early 1960s, Lenoir struggled to work professionally. He was rediscovered by Willie Dixon.

J. B. Lenoir was one of the outstanding blues artists of all times. His album Alabama Blues is the first recorded document by any blues poet, who included and incorporated very critically the social and political situation of black people living in the U.S.A. in the year of 1965. Thus a musical document was created long before the black communities in the United States became proud of their heritage, their roots. Jimi Hendrix was the first artist who acknowledged that J. B. Lenoir's work, preserved in this album, was a major part of his self-liberation and of finding his own identity, Though the Library of Congress has placed this album in its achives as an important part of American Musical History — comparable to Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown and Beige Suite" for example — it was never released in the United States, and even in Europe its distribution was poor. Because of this it has become one of the most searched-for collectors' items in music today.

This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.