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Friday, October 19, 2012

I Wanna Know - Jimmy Dotson and the Blue Boys

Born in Baton Rouge in 1933, Jimmy "Louisiana" Dotson has been writing songs and playing guitar for over 60 years. He played with Lightin' Slim, Slim Harpo, Booker T. Clay, Lazy Lester, Albert King, O.V. Wright, Rufus Thomas, Buddy Guy, Son Seal, Isaac Hayes, and many more through the years, and his playing today is nothing if not authentic. His involvement in the rise of swamp blues along the border of Texas and Louisiana is encyclopedic. Originally a drummer for Silas Hogan, he played with friends like Lightnin’ Slim and Slim Harpo between gigs – including the original demo of King Bee, recorded at his grandmother’s house. After learning guitar, he moved forward on the bandstand, and started recording for Jay Miller’s labels, often with the slicing harmonica of Lazy Lester, a classmate. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

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