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

none J.B. Lenoir - The Mojo Boogie And The Low Society Blues album art J.B. Lenoir, Lowell Fulson J.B. Lenoir, Lowell Fulson - The Mojo Boogie And The Low Society Blues(LP, S/Edition) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
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
J.B. Lenoir - One Of These Mornings album art J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon J.B. Lenoir & Willie Dixon - One Of These Mornings JSP Records, JSP Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
771406 J.B. Lenoir I Don't Know(Cass) Vogue 771406 France 1989 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

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
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? (Single) Checker US 1956 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
J.B. Lenoir - Don't Touch My Head ! ! ! / I've Been Down So Long album art J. B. Lenior* Don't Touch My Head ! ! ! / I've Been Down So Long (Single) Checker 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
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
WI 339 J.B. Lenoir - I Sing Um The Way I Feel album art J.B. Lenoir I Sing Um The Way I Feel(7") Sue Records WI 339 UK 1964 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 REP-1028 US 1990 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, Chess US 1970 Sell This Version
J.B. Lenoir - J.B. Lenoir album art J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir (Comp) Chess US 1976 Sell This Version
FLY LP 564, FLY 564 J.B. Lenoir - Mojo Boogie album art J.B. Lenoir Mojo Boogie(LP, Comp, Mono) Flyright Records, Flyright Records FLY LP 564, FLY 564 UK 1980 Sell This Version
6.24808 AG J.B. Lenoir - Gonna Give You Good Advice album art J.B. Lenoir Gonna Give You Good Advice(LP, Comp) Chess, TELDEC 6.24808 AG Germany 1982 Sell This Version