Blind Lemsip Jefferson

 

We all know the story... In 1928, Blind Lemsip Jefferson recorded nine songs protesting black oppression at the hands of the all powerful, self serving white man for Savant Grade Records, then he disappeared. Only to be discovered nearly a century later living near the Wairoa River Delta still strumming his guitar and singing about picking cotton and eating chicken.

 

 

2012 was BLJ's resurgence. Releasing an album 'Lets Get this Apartheid Started', touring the north islands tunnel collective and being adopted by the hipster community. But its a cruel hipster led world and what was cool in 2012 was not necessarily cool in 2013. No longer black enough, unknown enough, and hands covered in watermelon enough to be considered note worthy BLJ spun out of control in 2013, dropping out of his booked tunnel gig at the final moment and performing a one song noise set at Woodcock. Disappearing from the local music scene, rumours persist as to BLJs where abouts...

 

Top suggestions include painting a fence in exchange for an apple pie somewhere near Katikati, working at Cotton On, getting lynched, starring in ebonic porn and attempting to master Electric Blues in Chicago...

 

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