Paramount Records label, 1926, "Black Horse Blues" by Blind Lemon Jefferson


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Blind Lemon Jefferson

Other Names: Deacon L.J. Bates, Elder JC Brown
Birth Name: Lemon Jefferson

* Sept. 24, 1893 [Census records] (or Oct. 26, 1894 [Handbook of Texas Online])(or July 11 1897 [Blues Who's Who]), Couchtman (Freestone County) TX
from 1912 - worked as itinerant singing beggar at farm parties, picnics, street in Wortham area TX (with Lead Belly)
c1914 - frequently worked on streets, brothels, parties in East Dallas, Silver City, Galveston TX
1914 - worked at Taborian Park for tips, Waco TX
from c 1915 - frequently worked on streets, barrelhouses, brothels, saloons of Upper Elm Street and Central Avenue area, Dallas TX
1917 - worked as a wrestler, Dallas TX
c1917 - worked at Alf Bonner's Place, Gill AR
into 20s - working as itinerant singer (solo or with others) on streets through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia ...
early 20s - frequently worked at picnics, suppers, parties in Wichita Falls, Leona, Buffalo, Galveston areas TX (frequently with Victoria Spivey)
from mid-20s - frequently worked at house rent parties, Chicago IL
mid-20s - worked at Booker T Washington Theater, St Louis MO
through 20s - worked as a street singer through Ft Worth, Waco, McHale, Dallas TX
c1926 - recorded religious songs for Paramount, Chicago IL
1926-29 - recorded for Paramount, Chicago IL
1927 - recorded for OKeh, Atlanta GA - married Roberta Ransom
c 1928 - worked in local medicine show, Chrystal Springs MS
c 1929 - worked with Rubin Lacy in Greenwood, Moorehead MS
1929 - recorded for Paramount, Richmond IN
Dec. 1929, Chicago IL ?, cause of death is unknown
buried in the Wortham Negro Cemetery, Worthan TX

Instruments: guitar

Influences: Hobart Smith

Influenced: Big Bill Broonzy, Sam Chatmon, KC Douglas, John Paul Hammond, Lighnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, J.B. Lenoir, Mance Lipscomb, Brownie McGhee, Jelly Roll Morton, Buddy Moss, Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Shine, Hobart Smith, T-Bone Walker, Josh White, Big Joe Williams, Victoria Spivey...

Sources:
Wikipedia
Blues Who's Who
article "A Twist of Lemon" by Paul Swinton, Handbook of Texas Online
Samuel Charters: The Blues Makers. New York, 1991
Dixon, Robert M.W.: Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943

Songs (with date of recording):

All I Want Is That Pure Religion
1925.12.00? or 1926.01.00 -- Chicago IL - 11041-1 Paramount 12386 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (as Deacon L.J. Bates) (v,g)

Bad Luck Blues
1926.12.00 -- Chicago IL - 3090-2 Paramount 12443 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Bakershop Blues
1929.09.24 - - Richmond IN - 15668 Paramount 12852 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Balky Mule Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20381-3 Paramount 12631 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Bed Springs Blues
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15664 Paramount 12872 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Beggin' Back
1926.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 2016-4 Paramount 12394 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Big Night Blues
1929.03/08 -- Chicago IL - 21199-1, 21402-2 Paramount 12801 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Black Horse Blues (Lemon Jefferson)
1926.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 2543-1 Paramount 12367 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Black Snake Dream Blues
1927.06.00? -- Chicago IL - 4577-2 Paramount 12510 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v), George Perkins (p)
Black Snake Moan
1927.03.14 -- Atlanta GA - 80523-B OKeh 8455 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

That Black Snake Moan
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 3067-1,2 Paramount 12407 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
That Black Snake Moan No. 2
1929.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 21202-1 Paramount 12756 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Blind Lemon's Penitentary Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20363-2 Paramount 12666 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Booger Rooger Blues
1926.12.00? -- Chicago IL - 3088-2 Paramount 12425 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Booster Blues
1926.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 2474-1 Paramount 12347 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Bootin' Me 'Bout
1929.09.24 - - Richmond IN - 15675 Paramount 12946 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Broke and Hungry
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 3076-1,2 Paramount 12443 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Cat Man Blues
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15673 Paramount 12921 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Change My Luck Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20387-2 Paramount 12639 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
The Cheaters Spell
1929.09.24 - - Richmond IN - 15674 Paramount 12933 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Chinch Bug Blues
1927.10.00? - - Chicago IL - 20064-1 Paramount 12551 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Chock House Blues
1926.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 2558-2 Paramount 12373 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Christmas Eve Blues
1928.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 20818-2 Paramount 12692 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Competition Bed Blues
1928.07.00? -- Chicago IL - 20749-2 Paramount 12728 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1929.01.00? -- Chicago IL - 21132-1 Paramount 12728 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Corinna Blues
1926.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 2544-1-2 Paramount 12367 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
That Crawlin' Baby Blues
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15671 Paramount 12880 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

D B Blues
1928.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 20821-1 Paramount 12712 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Deceitful Brownskin Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20065-1,2 Paramount 12551 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Disgusted Blues
1929.01.00? -- Chicago IL - 21110-2 Paramount 12933 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Dry Southern Blues
1926.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 2475-1 Paramount 12347 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Dynamite Blues
1929.01.00? -- Chicago IL - 21096-1 Paramount 12474 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Eagle Eyed Mama
1929.01.00? -- Chicago IL - 21095-3 Paramount 12739 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Easy Rider Blues
1927.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 4423-2 Paramount 12474 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Elder Green’s In Town
1927.03.15 -- Atlanta GA - 80528-B OKeh unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Empty House Blues
1929.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 21200-1 Paramount 12946 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
English Stop Time
1927.03.15 -- Atlanta GA - 80529-B OKeh unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15672 Paramount 12921 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Gone Dead On You Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20070-2 Paramount 12578 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Got the Blues
1926.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 2471-1,-2 Paramount 12354 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1926.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 1053 Paramount 12354 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Hangman's Blues
1928.07/08? -- Chicago IL - 20751-1,2, 20816-2 Paramount 12679 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Happy New Year Blues
1928.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 20819-2 Paramount 12692 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
He Arose From the Death
1927.06.00? -- Chicago IL - 4579-1 Paramount 12585 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (as Deacon L.J. Bates) (v,g)
Hometown Skiffle-Part II (Introdution/Sellin' That Stuff/Soon This Morning/Shake That Thing)
1929.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 21454-3 Paramount 12886 - The Paramount All Stars (Blind Lemon Jefferson/The Hokum Boys (Alex Hill? (v), Georgia Tom Dorsey? (p)...)/Charlie Spand (v,p)/Papa Charlie Jackson (v,bj))
Hot Dogs (George Perkins)
1927.06.00? -- Chicago IL - 4578-3 Paramount 12493 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g) and His Feet (tap dancer)

How Long How Long
1928.07.00? -- Chicago IL - 20788-1 Paramount 12685 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

I Labor So Far From Home
1927.00.00 -- ? - 80530? Okeh
I Want to Be Like Jesus in My Heart
1925.12.00? or 1926.01.00? -- Chicago IL - 11040-1 Paramount 12386 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (as Deacon L.J. Bates) (v,g)

Jack O'Diamond Blues
1926.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 2557-1,-2 Paramount 12373 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Laboring Man Away From Home
1927.03.15 -- Atlanta GA - 80536-B OKeh unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
'Lectric Chair Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20364-2 Paramount 12608 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Lemon's Cannon Ball Blues
1928.03.00? - - Chicago IL - 20401-1 Paramount 12639 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Lemon's Worried Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20375-3 Paramount 12622 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Lock Step Blues
1928.07/08? -- Chicago IL - 20750-2, 20815-2 Paramount 12679 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Lonesome House Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20076-2 Paramount 12593 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Long Distance Moan
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15670-A Paramount 12852 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Long Lastin' Lovin'
1928.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 20407-2 Paramount 12666 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Long Lonesome Blues
1926.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 2472-1,-2 Paramount 12354 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1926.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 1053 Paramount 12354 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Low Down Mojo Blues
1928.03.00? - - Chicago IL - 20402 Paramount unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1928.06.00? -- Chicago IL - 20636-1 Paramount 12650 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Maltese Cat Blues
1928.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 20820-1 Paramount 12712 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Match Box Blues
1927.03.14 -- Atlanta GA - 80524-B OKeh 8455 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1927.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 4424-2,-4 Paramount 12474 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Mean Jumper Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20380-2 Paramount 12631 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Mosquito Moan
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15666 Paramount 12899 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
My Easy Rider
1927.03.15 -- Atlanta GA - 80527-B OKeh unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Oil Well Blues
1929.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 21197-1 Paramount 12771 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Old Rounders Blues
1926.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 2018-1 Paramount 12394 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
One Dime Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20075-2 Paramount 12578 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g) -

Peach Orchard Mama
1929.03/08? -- Chicago IL - 21196-1, 21400-2 Paramount 12801 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Piney Woods Money Mama
1928.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 20408-2 Paramount 12650 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Pneumonia Blues
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15669 Paramount 12880 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Prison Cell Blues
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20388-2 Paramount 12622 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Rabbit Foot Blues
1926.12.00? -- Chicago IL - 3089-1 Paramount 12454 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1928.00.00? -- ? - Paramount
Rambler Blues
1927.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20040-2 Paramount 12541 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Right Of Way Blues
1927.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 4515-2 Paramount 12493 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Rising High Water Blues
1927.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 4491-5 Paramount 12487 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v), George Perkins (p)

Sad News Blues
1928.07.00? -- Chicago IL - 20772-2 Paramount 12728 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
1929.01.00? -- Chicago IL - 21133-1 Paramount 12728 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Saturday Night Spender Blues
1929.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 21201-2 Paramount 12771 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20074-1,2 Paramount 12585 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (as Deacon L.J. Bates) (v,g)
1928.02.00? -- Chicago IL - 20374-1 Paramount 12608 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Shuckin' Sugar Blues
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL- 3077-1,2 Paramount 12454 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Southern Woman Blues
1929.09.00? - - Richmond IN - 15667 Paramount 12899 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g) -

'Stillery Blues
1927.03.14 -- Atlanta GA - 80525-B OKeh unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Stocking Feet Blues
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 3066-1,2 Paramount 12407 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Struck Sorrow Blues
1927.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20039-2 Paramount 12541 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Sunshine Special
1927.10.00? - - Chicago IL - 20066-1 Paramount 12593 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)


Teddy Bear Blues
1927.06.00? -- Chicago IL - 4567-1,2 Paramount 12487 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v), George Perkins (p)
Tin Cup Blues
1929.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 21198-1 Paramount 12756 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Wartime Blues
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 3070-1 Paramount 12425 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Weary Dogs Blues
1927.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 4514-1,2 Paramount 12493 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)
Where Shall I Be?
1927.10.00? - - Chicago IL - 20073-2 Paramount 12585 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (as Deacon L.J. Bates) (v,g)
Woman Labor Man
1927.03.14 -- Atlanta GA - 80526-B OKeh unissued - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

Yo, Yo Blues
1929.09.24 -- Richmond IN - 15665-A Paramount 12872 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (v,g)

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