J.B. Lenoir

Real Name:
J.B. Lenoir
Profile:
American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the Chicago blues scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Born 5-Mar-1929 in Monticello, Mississippi; died 29-Apr-1967 in Champaign, Illinois. He died at the age 38 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 in another hospital in Illinois.

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. started making records in the late '50s for the Chicago-based J.O.B label. 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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J.B. Lenoir Discography Tracks

Albums

J.B. Lenoir - Alabama Blues album art J.B. Lenoir Alabama Blues (Album) CBS Germany 1966 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - J.B. Lenoir album art J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir (Album) Polydor, Crusade Records (4) US 1970 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Down In Mississippi album art J.B. Lenoir Down In Mississippi (Album) L+R Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
JSP 1105 J.B. Lenoir - One Of These Mornings album art J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon - One Of These Mornings(LP) JSP Records JSP 1105 UK 1986 Sell This Version
302 061 300 2 J.B. Lenoir - J.B. Lenoir, Sunnyland Slim And Friends: Live In '63 album art 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

Singles & EPs

1016 J.B. Lenoir - I'll Die Tryin' / I Want My Baby album art J.B. Lenoir I'll Die Tryin' / I Want My Baby(Shellac, 10") J.O.B. Records 1016 US 1952 Sell This Version
1008 J.B. Lenoir - The Mountain / How Much More album art J.B. Lenoir The Mountain / How Much More(Shellac, 10") J.O.B. Records 1008 US 1952 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - I'm In Korea / Eisenhower Blues album art J. B. Lenoir* I'm In Korea / Eisenhower Blues Parrot (2) US 1954 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me / What Have I Done album art J. B. Lenore* Mama Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me / What Have I Done Parrot (2) US 1955 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Mamma Talk To Your Daughter / Man Watch Your Woman album art J. B. Lenore* Mamma Talk To Your Daughter / Man Watch Your Woman (Single) Parrot (2) US 1955 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Fine Girls / I Lost My Baby album art J. B. Lenore* Fine Girls / I Lost My Baby Parrot (2) US 1955 Sell This Version
856 J.B. Lenoir Don't Touch My Head(7", Single, Mono) Checker 856 US 1955 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - What About Your Daughter? / 5 Years album art J.B. Lenoir What About Your Daughter? / 5 Years (Single) Checker US 1957 Sell This Version
856 J.B. Lenoir - Don't Touch My Head ! ! ! / I've Been Down So Long album art J.B. Lenoir Don't Touch My Head ! ! ! / I've Been Down So Long(Shellac, 10") Checker 856 US 1957 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Daddy Talk To Your Son / She Don't Know album art J.B. Lenoir Daddy Talk To Your Son / She Don't Know (Single) Checker US 1958 Sell This Version
901 J.B. Lenoir - Daddy talk to your son album art J.B. Lenoir Daddy talk to your son(10") Checker 901 US 1958 Sell This Version
5012 J.B. Lenoir - Back Door / Lou Ella album art J. B. Lenoir* Back Door / Lou Ella(7", Single) Shad 5012 US 1959 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Do What I Say / Oh Baby album art J. B. Lenoir* Do What I Say / Oh Baby (Single) Vee Jay Records US 1960 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - I Sing Um The Way I Feel / I Feel So Good album art J. B. Lenoir* I Sing Um The Way I Feel / I Feel So Good (Single) USA Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Mojo Boogie album art J. B. Lenore* Mojo Boogie (Single) Blue Horizon UK 1966 Sell This Version
REP-1028 J.B. Lenoir - Mama What About Your Daughter / Boogie Woogie King / Lonely Drifter / Come Back Girl album art 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 Records REP-1028 US 1990 Sell This Version
JOB 1012 J.B. Lenoir - The Mojo album art J.B. Lenore And His Combo* The Mojo(7", Single) J.O.B. Records JOB 1012 US Unknown Sell This Version
844 J.B. Lenoir - Let Me Die With The One I Love / If I Give My Love To You? album art J. B. Lenore* Let Me Die With The One I Love / If I Give My Love To You?(7", Single) Checker 844 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PLP-25 J.B. Lenoir - J. B. Lenoir album art J. B. Lenoir* J. B. Lenoir(LP, Comp, Mono) Python Records (2) PLP-25 UK 1968 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - Natural Man album art J.B. Lenoir Natural Man (Comp) Chess US 1970 Sell This Version