J.B. Lenoir

Real Name:
J.B. Lenoir
Profile:
American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active on the Chicago blues scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Born 5 March 1929 in Monticello, Mississippi; died 29 April 1967 in Champaign, Illinois, of internal bleeding (and/or a heart attack) from injuries he had suffered in a car crash three weeks earlier, which had not been properly treated.
As a young boy, J.B.'s father taught him to play guitar in the style of Blind Lemon Jefferson; he was also taught by Arthur Crudup and Lightnin’ Hopkins. In the 1940s, he started playing in New Orleans with Sonny Boy Williamson and Elmore James. In 1949 he moved to Chicago; he began playing with names like Memphis Minnie, Big Maceo Merriweather and Muddy Waters.
J.B.'s first recording session was in late 1950 for Chess. He recorded for J.O.B and Parrot 1951-1953, before he returned to Chess. His most commercially successful and enduring release was 1954's “Mamma Talk To Your Daughter”, which reached #11 on the Billboard R&B chart and was later recorded by many other blues and rock musicians.
He was immortalised in John Mayall's songs “The Death of J.B. Lenoir” and "I’m Gonna Fight For You JB”. He also features in the 2003 documentary film “The Soul of a Man”, directed by Wim Wenders, part of Martin Scorsese’s The Blues series.
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Albums

62593 Alabama Blues — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir Alabama Blues (Album) CBS 62593 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
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24-4011, Number 1 J.B. Lenoir — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir (Album) Polydor, Crusade Records (4) 24-4011, Number 1 US 1970 Sell This Version
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LR 42.012 Down In Mississippi — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir Down In Mississippi (Album) L+R Records LR 42.012 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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JSP 1105, 1005 One Of These Mornings — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon - One Of These Mornings (Album) JSP Records, JSP Records JSP 1105, 1005 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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302 061 300 2 J.B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim And Friends: Live In '63 — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim J.B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim - J.B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim And Friends: Live In '63(CD, Album) Fuel 2000, Varèse Sarabande, UMVD 302 061 300 2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

802 I'm In Korea / Eisenhower Blues — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenoir* I'm In Korea / Eisenhower Blues Parrot (2) 802 US 1954 Sell This Version
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814 Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me / What Have I Done — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenore* Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me / What Have I Done Parrot (2) 814 US 1955 Sell This Version
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821 Fine Girls / I Lost My Baby — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenore* Fine Girls / I Lost My Baby Parrot (2) 821 US 1955 Sell This Version
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809 Mamma Talk To Your Daughter / Man Watch Your Woman — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenore* Mamma Talk To Your Daughter / Man Watch Your Woman (Single) Parrot (2) 809 US 1955 Sell This Version
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844 Let Me Die With The One I Love / If I Give My Love To You? — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenore* Let Me Die With The One I Love / If I Give My Love To You? (Single) Checker 844 US 1956 Sell This Version
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856 Don't Touch My Head ! ! ! / I've Been Down So Long — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenior* Don't Touch My Head ! ! ! / I've Been Down So Long (Single) Checker 856 US 1957 Sell This Version
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874 What About Your Daughter? / 5 Years — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir What About Your Daughter? / 5 Years (Single) Checker 874 US 1957 Sell This Version
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901 Daddy Talk To Your Son / She Don't Know — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir Daddy Talk To Your Son / She Don't Know (Single) Checker 901 US 1958 Sell This Version
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5012 Back Door / Lou Ella — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenoir* Back Door / Lou Ella (Single) Shad 5012 US 1959 Sell This Version
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VJ 352 Do What I Say / Oh Baby — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenoir* Do What I Say / Oh Baby (Single) Vee Jay Records VJ 352 US 1960 Sell This Version
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WI 339 I Sing Um The Way I Feel — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir I Sing Um The Way I Feel(7") Sue Records WI 339 UK 1964 Sell This Version
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45-1004 Mojo Boogie — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenore* Mojo Boogie (Single) Blue Horizon 45-1004 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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REP-1028 Mama What About Your Daughter / Boogie Woogie King / Lonely Drifter / Come Back Girl — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir, Jimmy Liggins, Pieces Of Eight J.B. Lenoir, Jimmy Liggins, Pieces Of Eight - Mama What About Your Daughter / Boogie Woogie King / Lonely Drifter / Come Back Girl(7", EP) Ripete REP-1028 US 1990 Sell This Version
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EPA-1 Going Back To My Hometown / Take Me Where You Go / Mamma Talk to Your Daughter / Jump With You Baby /  — J.B. Lenoir Hal Paige & Whalers*, Elmore James & His Broomdusters, J.B. Lenore*, B.B. "Blues Boy" King & His Orchestra* Hal Paige & Whalers*, Elmore James & His Broomdusters, J.B. Lenore*, B.B. "Blues Boy" King & His Orchestra* - Going Back To My Hometown / Take Me Where You Go / Mamma Talk to Your Daughter / Jump With You Baby / (7", EP) Beach Records (10) EPA-1 Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

none The Mojo Boogie And The Low Society Blues — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir, Lowell Fulson J.B. Lenoir, Lowell Fulson - The Mojo Boogie And The Low Society Blues(LP, Comp, S/Edition) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
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PLP-25 J. B. Lenoir — J.B. Lenoir J. B. Lenoir* J. B. Lenoir(LP, Comp, Mono) Python Records (2) PLP-25 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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410, LP-410 Natural Man — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir Natural Man (Comp, Album) Chess, Chess 410, LP-410 US 1970 Sell This Version
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2ACMB-208 J.B. Lenoir — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir (Comp) Chess 2ACMB-208 US 1976 Sell This Version
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FLY 564, FLY LP 564 Mojo Boogie — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir Mojo Boogie(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) Flyright Records, Flyright Records FLY 564, FLY LP 564 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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6.24808 AG Gonna Give You Good Advice — J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir Gonna Give You Good Advice(LP, Comp) Chess, TELDEC 6.24808 AG Germany 1982 Sell This Version