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Hi all,We have a thread focusing on "The Influence of Lonnie Johnson", and I thought it might be interesting to have a similar thread devoted to Lemon Jefferson's influence on other musicians in the blues. I'm not talking necessarily about obvious influences, like covers of his songs, though they're fun to mention, but less obvious instances of his musical ideas, riffs, melodies and lyrics creeping into the shared language of the blues.Just to get the ball rolling, a Lemon-influenced performance that struck me yesterday is Tommy Johnson's "Lonesome Home Blues, Takes 1 and 2", which is the song Tommy played in A, rather than the the "Lonesome Home" he played in E. Tommy Johnson was not a player I think of as sounding at all like Lemon, but the opening phrase of this "Lonesome Home" comes right from Lemon's "Matchbox Blues".Any other Lemon-influenced performances out there that folks would care to mention? Confining ourselves to one or two instances per post will allow more people to participate. What do you have, folks?All best,Johnm
The one played in A, of which there are two takes.
I was just listening to Mance Lipscomb yesterday and came across "Mr. Tom's Rag." Not sure if it is so much influenced by as it is a straight cover of BLJ's "Hot Dogs".