Black Friday 2018 releases will be available exclusively in store from 10am on Friday 23rd November - any remaining stock will go online at 00:01am on Saturday 24th November - they will remain as SOLD OUT status online until then. Please check with us late on Friday 23rd November to see what releases will be dropping online as some may sell out in store on the day.
Blind Lemon Jefferson, “The Father of Texas Blues,” was the best selling male blues artist of the 1920's, recording 92 sides for Paramount Records and one released 78 for Okeh Records: “Black Snake Moan / Matchbox Blues”. Jefferson produced an original, driving, unpredictably advanced guitar style and a distinctive b ooming high pitched, two octave voice that no one could imitate.
Legends of his prowess as a bluesman abounded among the musicians who heard him, and sightings of Jefferson in different regions of the United States were plentiful. B.B. King stated, “His touch is different from anybody on the guitar still is. He was majestic and played just a regular little six string guitar with a little round hole. It was unbelievable to hear him play. And the way he played with his rhythm patterns, he was way before his time, in my opinion. Blind Lemon was my idol.” A special 2018 Black Friday offering of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s 1927 Okeh recording of “Black Snake Moan” / “Matchbox Blues” is reproduced on the original label with an Okeh sleeve as a 10” 78 RPM microgroove