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Today’s Memory – J. B. Lenoir

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J. B. Lenoir (1929-1967)J. B. Lenoir

March 5, 1929, Monticello, Mississippi – April 29, 1967, Urbana, Illinois

J. B. Lenoir was an African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s and 1960s Chicago blues scene.

Born Dead

Lenoir was known in the 1950s for his showmanship and his high-pitched vocals. He became an influential electric guitarist and songwriter, and his penchant for social commentary distinguished him from many other bluesmen of the time.

Down In Mississippi 1966

Lenoir’s work had direct political content relating to racism and the Vietnam War.

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