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Author Topic: Living Blues Magazine - Blind Lemon  (Read 1228 times)

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Offline SpikeDriver

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Living Blues Magazine - Blind Lemon
« on: October 12, 2007, 12:31:58 PM »
The October issue of Living Blues has the following article, has anyone seen this?
 I haven't gotten my issue yet.

Blind Lemon Jefferson ? Draft Card Blues
By Jonathan Black

A newly uncovered 1917 government document sheds light on some of the mysteries surrounding pre-war Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson.


Offline CF

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Re: Living Blues Magazine - Blind Lemon
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 10:09:13 PM »
What a find! It is so great that this kind of information is still being found. & Lemon is his real name . . . whoever found this should get a gold star beside their name
Stand By If You Wanna Hear It Again . . .

Offline jostber

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Re: Living Blues Magazine - Blind Lemon
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 07:21:50 AM »
Really great find! Thanks.

Bought this French collection from last year some days ago:



Very fine selections and sound.
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Re: Living Blues Magazine - Blind Lemon
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 10:43:28 PM »
The writer made much of the "x" on the signature line on the registration card and the signature.  I am certainly not an expert on so-called questioned documents (i.e., authentication of signatures and the like), but it seems clear to me that the registration card was filled out and signed, on Lemon's behalf, by the registrar, who also signed the document, as was required.  (Of course, the signature was significantly different from that on his Paramount promo photo.)  The inference to be drawn, as mentioned by the author, is, of course, that the "x" on the signature line was Lemon's mark. 


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