Saturday, 25 August 2012

J.B. Lenoir - Natural Man






Side 1
1 Natural Man
2 Don't Dog Your Woman
3 Let Me Die With The One I Love
4 Carrie Lee
5 Mama, What About Your Daughter
6 If I Give My Love To You
7 Five Years

Side 2
1 Don't Touch My Head
2 I've Been Down So Long
3 What Have I Done
4 Eisenhower Blues
5 Korea Blues
6 Everybody Wants To Know
7 I'm In Korea

1981 Italian reissue of an LP originally released as Chess LP 410 in 1970.

J.B. Lenoir – guitarist, possessor of a distinctive high pitched voice and wearer of a stylish zebra striped tailcoat. He recorded for Chicago labels JOB, Parrot, Chance and Checker, his biggest hit being “Mama Talk To Your Daughter” on Parrot 809 in 1955.

I picked up this LP second hand in the vinyl basement of Missing Records, under The Hielanman’s Umbrella. If you’re not from Glasgow you won’t have a clue what that is. This collection has been on my WMP playlist for a while now. I wasn’t overly impressed at first, but it’s grown on me. It is most definitely worth your while downloading this, oh fellow blues fans.

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Some of the recording dates listed below differ from the information on the back cover of the LP. I have added original release details for each track. Additional information is from the Red Saunders Foundation website and the Bruyninckx Discography.

All tracks recorded in Chicago:
Natural Man – 14th September, 1955, Chess LP410
Don't Dog Your Woman - 14th September, 1955, Chess LP410
Let Me Die With The One I Love -14th September, 1955, Checker 844
Carrie Lee – December 1950, Chess 1463
Mama, What About Your Daughter - 19th December 1956, Checker 874
If I Give My Love To You - 14th September, 1955, Checker 844
Five Years – 19th December 1956, Checker 874
Don't Touch My Head - 19th December 1956, Checker 856
I've Been Down So Long - 19th December 1956, Checker 856
What Have I Done – 4th March 1955, Parrot 814
Eisenhower Blues – March 1954, Parrot 802
Korea Blues – December 1950, Chess 1449
Everybody Wants To Know – 14th September 1955, Chess LP410
I'm In Korea – March 1954, Parrot 802

“Carrie Lee” and “Korea Blues” were purchased by Chess from JOB.

1 comment:

The Subliminal Kid said...

Great, Woody, to see these Chess Vintage series LPs making the rounds again howbeit in their "import" incarnations (U.S. perspective). I remember clearly in the late 60s/early 70s when these started to appear and snapping up all the known quantities like Muddy, Wolf, Sonny Boy et al, and foolishly avoiding such as J. B. Lenoir. No matter, J. B. sounds pretty good these days. Thanks for putting these out there. . . .