Friday, January 02, 2009
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Junior Kimbrough And The Soul Blues Boys
Song:I'm Gonna Have To Leave Here
Album:Sad Days, Lonely Nights
David "Junior" Kimbrough is another Mississippi Delta blues musician who toiled in obscurity for years only to be discovered as a senior. He was born July 28, 1930 in Hudsonville, MS and cited Lightnin' Hopkins as a guitar influence. Kimbrough first recorded in 1968 with a cover of Lowell Fulsom's Tramp. He also worked a lot with rockabilly legend and childhood friend Charlie Feathers. Through the 70s & 80s, he played juke joints throughout the south but rarely got the chance to record. He apparently recorded for Goldwax Records but the recordings were never released. This all changed in 1988 when music journalist Robert Palmer came to Mississippi to research a planned documentary. This led to Kimbrough being featured in Robert Mugge's 1991 film Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimage To The Crossroads. This led to Kimbrough signing with Fat Possum Records and opening his own club Junior's Place in Chulahoma, MS. The 1994 CD Sad Days, Lonely Nights was his 2nd CD and was produced by Palmer. Kimbrough wrote and arranged all the songs. It's recommended to blues fans. Junior Kimbrough continued to record and tour until his death from a stroke on Jan. 17, 1998 at age 67. Here's the video for Sad Days, Lonely Nights by Junior Kimbrough.