Rock Geniuses – Lazy Lester – a few photos that I took a couple of years ago! Swamp Blues of the 60s
Swamp Blues was a great phenomenon. It came out of the swamps of Louisiana with the likes of Slim Harpo, Lightnin’ Slim and Lonesome Sundown. JD ‘Jay’ Miller was the producer for the Excello label. He took the Jimmy Reed beat and created a new sound.
Lazy Lester was a leading exponent with his ‘I’m a Lover not a Fighter’. Which was covered by bands such as the Kinks.
I was lucky enough to catch him in London.
Lazy Lester was brilliant when I saw him recently. The strange thing was that he did not play ‘I’m a Lover not a Fighter’.