Texas Blues – A 60-Second Primer

Texas Blues Greats: Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Here’s your Texas Blues primer in just 60-seconds…

Blind Lemon Jefferson


Blind Lemon Jefferson

T-Bone Walker


T-Bone Walker

  • Born in Linden, Texas, 1910. Died in Los Angeles, California, 1975.
  • Recorded from 1929 to 1973.
  • Traveled and played with Blind Lemon Jefferson.
  • Songs: Woman You Must Be Crazy, Stormy Monday, T-Bone Shuffle, Mean Old World, T-Bone Blues, Shufflin’ Blues, Wichita Falls Blues.
  • Inaugural member of Blues Hall of Fame, 1980.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1987.
  • T-Bone Walker – Wikipedia
  • T-Bone Walker Discography – Discogs

Lightnin’ Hopkins


Lightnin' Hopkins

Janis Joplin


Janis Joplin

  • Born in Port Arthur, Texas, 1943. Died in Los Angeles, California, 1970 (drug overdose).
  • Recorded from 1962 to 1970 (just 8 years).
  • Songs: Piece Of My Heart, Me And Bobby McGee, Mercedes Benz, Summertime, Down On Me, Maybe, Ball And Chain.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1995.
  • Janis Joplin – Wikipedia
  • Janis Joplin Discography – Discogs

Johnny Winter


Johnny Winter

Steve Ray Vaughan


Stevie Ray Vaughan

  • Born in Dallas, Texas, 1954. Died in East Troy, Wisconsin, 1990 (helicopter crash).
  • Recorded from 1983 to 1990 (just 7 years).
  • Songs: Pride And Joy, Crossfire, Little Wing, The House Is Rockin’, Life By The Drop, Superstition, The Sky Is Crying.
  • Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Award), 2000
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2015.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Wikipedia
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Discography – Discogs

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