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JERRY LAWSON

JUST A MORTAL MAN

The ‘Jerry Lawson Legacy Project,’ an exclusive series for Blues America, explores the history of Jerry Lawson and the legendary Persuasions in chronological order as explained in a biographical commentary by Jerry and Julie Lawson with special guests.

Jerry Lawson is arguably one of the most important figures in the genre of a’cappella (singing without the use of instrumental accompaniment). For more then 40 years, Lawson was the lead singer, producer, arranger and founding member of the Persuasions, the most famous a’cappella group to date, and the only performers of their genre to earn worldwide mainstream success. Jerry Lawson and the Persuasions have undoubtedly done more to popularize a’capella then anyone else before or since. Lawson launched a solo career in 2004 soon after releasing an album with Talk of the Town and appearing on CBS's the Sing-Off. At the age of 71, he is releasing his first solo album on Nashville Red Beet Records, 'Just a Mortal Man.'

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Breezy Rodio

Make Me Blue

Sometimes the Blues

Delmark Records

2018

BLUES at

The Break

BLUES

KickOff

Willie Jackson

I'll Throw it Back

TYB Blues

Indie

2018

Mud Morganfield

Howlin Wolf

They Call Me Mudd

Severn Records

2018

137

Show 137: MAY 4 to MAY 11, 2018

MUD MORGANFIELD

MAY

2018

Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters. He has never lived in the country; he was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago during the Motown era making his path into the blues much different from his famous father. When he commands the stage the similarities of his powerful vocals with that of his father is uncanny; giving blues fans a sense that the spirit of Muddy Waters is alive. In 2015, Mud earned a Blues Music Award for his album, ‘For Pops.’ Mud celebrates the release of his critically acclaimed fourth studio effort, ‘They Call Me Mud’ on Severn records.

BLUES

Soundbite

Muddy Waters

Interview

1971

WAYWAY

Back Blues

Tampa Red

It Hurts Me Too

B-8635-B

Bluebird Records

1940

 
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