Jimmie Gordon , Chicago blues singer and pianist.
As is the case with so many African-American musicians who were active during the first half of the 20th century Jimmie Gordon languished in posthumous obscurity for years and was subsequently “rediscovered,” which in his case meant having his legacy tangled up in erroneous and inconclusive information. He is believed to have been born in the year 1906, but the claim that he originated in St. Louis is almost certainly traceable to a… read more
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