Lester in 2004
|Birth name||Leslie Carswell Johnson|
|Born||June 20, 1933|
Torras, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||August 22, 2018 (aged 85)|
Paradise, California, U.S.
|Genres||Swamp blues, harmonica blues, rhythm and blues, Louisiana blues|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion, bass guitar|
|Labels||Excello, Alligator, Telarc|
|Associated acts||Lightnin' Slim|
He was known for his recordings with Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim, and Katie Webster. Cover versions of his songs have been recorded by (among others) the Kinks, the Flamin' Groovies, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Edmunds, Raful Neal, Anson Funderburgh, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
References[change | change source]
- Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 179. ISBN 978-0313344237.
- Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books. p. 133. ISBN 1-85868-255-X.
- "Lazy Lester - Swamp Blues Pioneer - Blues Profile - Biography". Web.archive.org. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- Nash, JD (23 August 2018). "Blues Hall of Famer Lazy Lester Dead at 85 - American Blues Scene". Americanbluescene.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.