This LP of original Chess recordings (1951-1955), originally released on the label as 78s, is a ‘best of’ Delta bluesman J.B. Lenoir’s early period. Introduced onto the Chicago blues scene in 1949 by Big Bill Broonzy, Lenoir was soon recording regularly for labels like Job and Chess. By the time his “Eisenhower Blues” was released for Parrott Records in 1954, Lenoir’s beautiful voice and talent for songwriting had made him a big man on campus. The protest song, which criticized President Eisenhower and his tax policy, was fast on its way to becoming a hit when it was unceremoniously yanked from shelves by government censors. However, J.B. was not deterred, and continued his social / political criticism with songs like “Korea Blues” - and later “Down In Mississippi” and “Vietnam Blues”. However, he was not without a sense of humour as well, and wrote songs like “Don’t Touch My Head” about his new process hairdo.