The compl.imperial recordings

Lil Son Jackson (performer)
The compl.imperial recordings
The compl.imperial recordings The compl.imperial recordings

The compl.imperial recordings

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The compl.imperial recordings
Lil Son Jackson
Capitol, 1995
2 cd's
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70 - Blues (NBLC) J2 - Blues, gospel en spirituals (Flemish music schema)

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About Lil Son Jackson

Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson (August 16, 1915, Tyler, Texas – May 30, 1976, Dallas) was an American blues guitarist and singer. He was a contemporary of Lightnin' Hopkins.


Jackson's mother played gospel guitar, and he played early on in a gospel group, the Blue Eagle Four. He became a mechanic and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, after which he pursued a career as a blues musician. He recorded a demo and sent it to Bill Quinn, the owner of Gold Star Records, in 1946. Quinn signed him to a recording contract and released "Freedom Train Blues" in 1948, which became a nationwide hit in the U.S. Jackson recorded for Imperial Records between 1950 and 1954, both as a solo artist and with a backing band. His 1950 song "Rockin' and Rollin" was recast by later musicians as "Rock Me Baby".

Jackson was injured in a car crash in the mid-1950s and gave up his music career, returning to work as a mechanic. He recorded an…Read more on Wikipedia