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Author Topic: Lazy Lester Obit  (Read 340 times)

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Offline lindy

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Re: Lazy Lester Obit
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 11:04:09 AM »
Lazy Lester played quite a bit with Slim Harpo, a favorite of mine.  Accompanist credits for Slim are hard to come by, but I believe this is Lazy Lester on harp.

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Re: Lazy Lester Obit
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 11:58:48 AM »
That?s very sad news. I met him and saw him play at the Ponderosa Stomp in 2004. Nice guy.


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Re: Lazy Lester Obit
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 05:01:36 AM »
I think Slim Harpo played his own harp on the rack (hence his name).  Lazy Lester however did often accompany fellow Excello bluesman Lightnin' Slim however.

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Re: Lazy Lester Obit
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 02:32:43 AM »
One of my all time favourites, very sad news. I loved his country stuff, he did record 'Raining In My Heart'.

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