Monday, February 11, 2008

Long John Hunter !

John T. Hunter, Jr. was born in Louisiana in 1931 and grew up in Arkansas and Texas.
Long John's been playing his foot-pounding brand of original, hard-driving roadhouse blues for over 40 years. For 30 of those years he remained mostly in West Texas, where he was the reigning blues king of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico !
With only a handful of singles and a very obscure album to his credit, Long John didn't release his first full-length, internationally distributed album until 1993 !!!
So Hunter recorded a number of singles for the Yucca label from 1961 to 1963 (these sides were later released as Texas Border Town Blues on the Dutch Double Trouble label in 1986).
Although all of these recordings were well received locally, Hunter's reputation never spread ,due in no small part to his desire to stay in Juarez, where he was treated like royalty and even had his own body guards and expense account !

Long John Hunter :
* Ride With Me Baby *
* Betty Lou *
* Border Town Blues *


Anonymous Sue said...

Woo-hee baby!

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Gaz said...

great soundz rev !

9:48 PM  

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