Jimmy Anderson

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b. USA. Little biographical information is available on blues harmonica player and vocalist Jimmy Anderson, despite the fact that he recorded as recently as the early 60s. It appears, however, that he…
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b. USA. Little biographical information is available on blues harmonica player and vocalist Jimmy Anderson, despite the fact that he recorded as recently as the early 60s. It appears, however, that he was based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, and all of his records were made for Jay Miller at his studio in Crowley. His records were influenced, almost to the point of impersonation, by the popular Chicago blues singer Jimmy Reed - with the same high-pitched harmonica breaks and nasal whine in the vocals - but despite their derivative qualities, they represent good blues with a contemporary, upbeat sound. One single, ‘I Wanna Boogie’/‘Angel Please’, was issued on Miller’s own Zynn label in 1962 and enjoyed some local success, and a further three were leased to Excello Records for wider distribution over the next couple of years. Nothing seems to have been heard from him since then.