Southern Blues feat Sonny Boy Nelson – LP

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Born JOHN ADAM ESTES in Ripley, Tennessee on January 25, 1904, John settled down with his family in Brownsville, Tenn. in 1915. In his youth he worked as a field hand and started playing guitar at the instignation of his brother Louis at the age of twelve. Two years later he lost his left eye during a football game. After the death of his father in 1920, he started a career as a musician and performed at various local cookouts and meetings. In 1925 he met James “Yank” Rachel and in 1927 his long-time partner HAMMIE NIXON (born in Brownsville on January 22, 1913). Together they played in the Como, Mississippi area and traveled to Chicago to appear there on the streets, namely with Son Bonds and Charlie Pickett (with whom they also recorded; cf. WOLF WSE-129). From 1935 to 1941, John recorded for the Champion, Decca and Bluebird labels and had a big hit with his celebrated “Someday Baby Blues”, which many artists keep performing even nowadays as “Worried Life.Blues”.

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