JUST A MORTAL MAN
The ‘Jerry Lawson Legacy Project,’ an exclusive series for Blues America, explores the history of Jerry Lawson and the legendary Persuasions in chronological order as explained in a biographical commentary by Jerry and Julie Lawson with special guests.
Jerry Lawson is arguably one of the most important figures in the genre of a’cappella (singing without the use of instrumental accompaniment). For more then 40 years, Lawson was the lead singer, producer, arranger and founding member of the Persuasions, the most famous a’cappella group to date, and the only performers of their genre to earn worldwide mainstream success. Jerry Lawson and the Persuasions have undoubtedly done more to popularize a’capella then anyone else before or since. Lawson launched a solo career in 2004 soon after releasing an album with Talk of the Town and appearing on CBS's the Sing-Off. At the age of 71, he is releasing his first solo album on Nashville Red Beet Records, 'Just a Mortal Man.'
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Show 102: AUG 11 to AUG 17, 2017
Linsey “Hoochie Man” Alexander has been a fixture on Chicago’s Northside blues scene for decades. He has a knack for writing colorful and provocative songs to present an authentic and modern offering that is upbeat with a party atmosphere while continuing to promote the traditional blues format. He celebrates his latest Delmark Records studio release “Two Cats” marking his third release for the famed Chicago label. Before breaking out as a solo artist, he performed with Buddy Guy, AC Reed, Magic Slim and BB King.