Monday, September 19, 2011

Junior Kimbrough: You Better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough

"Bluesman David 'Junior' Kimbrough was born in northern Mississippi in 1930, the son of sharecroppers. A self-taught guitarist, Junior quit school and entered the workforce to help his family. Only in the late '50s did Kimbrough begin to find his place in the world of music. After performing for a few years on Chicago's blues scene, Kimbrough went to Memphis to record for the Goldwax label. Disappointingly, he would not realize success for many decades. After years of cutting sides with various labels, collaborating with R.L. Burnside, Kimbrough cut his first official full-length release at the age of 62 under the guidance of the legendary producer Robert Palmer for the Fat Possum label. In 2009, Big Legal Mess Records posthumously released Kimbrough's original Goldwax recordings. The bluesman passed away in 1998 and leaves a treasured path" (Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin, "Dog Ears Music," Huffington Post, 8/19/11).
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