Feeling Blue Relaxation. At the Folk Club of Denmark.
Estes made his debut as a recording artist in Memphis in 1929, at a session organized by Ralph Peer for Victor Records. He later recorded for the Decca and Bluebird labels, with his last pre-war recording session taking place in 1941. He made a brief return to recording at Sun Studio in Memphis in 1952, recording "Runnin' Around" and "Rats in My Kitchen," but otherwise was largely out of the public eye for two decades.
Guitar, Vocals – John Henry Barbee, Sleepy John Estes. Harmonica, Jug – Hammie Nixon. All titles recorded live at The Folk Club of Denmark in Copenhagen, October 8, 1964. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All.
Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Ed Wilkinson, b rec. June 3, 1962 at the Women's Club Hall on 815 East Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee Saukville, WS (according to liner notes!) . October 9, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g rec. October 24, 1964 in London, UK; Sleepy John Estes, voc, g; Hammie Nixon, hca, jug. notes by Paul Oliver Storyville SLP 172 (Dk 1964) (1st pressing).
In Europe, blues fans can be an extremely devoted bunch – many of the European blues fans are as knowledgeable as they are obsessive. So when a country blues legend like Sleepy John Estes performed at the Folk Club of Denmark during the '60s, you can be sure that the Danish blues lovers in the audience were savoring his every word. Many Danes speak English fluently).
Sleepy John Estes 1990 Complete Recorded Works (1929-1941). Sleepy John Estes 101. The girl I love, she got long curly hair 102. Broken-hearted, ragged and dirty too 103. Divin& duck blues. James 'Yank' Rachel 104. Little Sarah. Sleepy John Estes 105. Black mattie blues. James 'Yank' Rachel 106. T-bone steak blues. Sleepy John Estes 107. Milk cow blues 108. Street car blues. James 'Yank' Rachel 109. Expressman blues.
In the late '50s Sleepy John Estes wasn't nearly as visible as he had been before and during World War II - in fact, he had become so obscure that some historians wondered if he had died. But the blues veteran was still very much alive, and in 1962 a 63-year-old Estes (some claimed he was 58 or 57) made an impressive comeback with The Legend of Sleepy John Estes
Sleepy John Estes – guitar, vocals Hammie Nixon – harmonica, jug. Having only sporadically left his rural hamlet of Brownsville, TN, for recording trips in Chicago and Memphis, blues guitarist and singer Sleepy John Estes must have found it a bit of a shock to make the 1964 American Folk-Blues Festival tour of Europe. Like most contemporary country-blues musicians from the South, Estes did ramble, playing country suppers and plantation parties as a solo act or with a minstrel show, but his exposure to the urban and transatlantic world was still minimal to nonexistent
Learn about and follow jazz musician Sleepy John Estes (Guitar, acoustic) at All About Jazz. A full biography of Sleepy John Estes cannot be presented here but his own lyric I was born in Lowry County-Schooled in Winfield Lane tells part of the story. The birth-year is 1904 so John is only 58 years of age today. At an early age John lost the sight of his right eye when a friend threw a rock at him during a baseball game. Bassist Ed Wilkinson was added for the next recording session at the Women's Club Hall of Kilbourne Avenue in Milwaukee. Knocky Parker, who had just finished an album, sat in with the bluesmen while microphones were being re-arranged. The informal grouping sounded so good that it was decided to use Knocky on one of the two dates scheduled Several blues fans, listening to the tapes, have mistaken our English professor's playing for various veteran bluesmen.
Performer: Sleepy John Estes
Title: At the Folk Club of Denmark
Style: Blues Revival
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