#293 – God Knows I Tried by Junior Kimbrough

What would a celebration of Black music in America be without an excellent album by a less-than-well-known bluesman?  Junior Kimbrough’s music is characterized by his distinctive, hypnotic style of playing.  The influence of his style eventually made it to the mainstream through the work of Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker and – much later – The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.  The Black Keys even released an EP of his songs in 2005, titled Chulahoma.

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