"Moi J’Connais Records are really proud to
reissue for the first time on vynil some of the early works of Jessie
Mae Hemphill. This personnal “best of” contains songs from her two first
and only Lps, She-Wolf (1981) and Feelin’ Good (1990), which are long
time impossible to find, and one song from her two only 7" (High Water
80’s 7" serie) and one song released for the first time ever on vinyl.
Jessie Mae Hemphill (October 18, 1923 – July 22, 2006) was born in a
well-known musical family of the Delta; her great-grandfather (Dock
Hemphill) was a renowned fiddle player in Choctaw County, Mississippi.
Her grandfather (Sid Hemphill) was also a fiddle player and bandleader
who recorded for Alan Lomax and George Mitchell. Members of the older
generation of Hemphills, in a way anticipating Jessie Mae’s own musical
career, were multi-instrumentalists.
Jessie Mae played guitar and drums, wrote and sang her own songs in
the primal northern Mississippi hill country blues traditions. She was
considered as the Queen of the Guitard Boogie. As one of the earliest
successful female blues musicians, Hemphill has been an influential and
- Limited 180gr Lp with silk-screen printed cover.
- Including an inside booklet containing biography, interview of Jessie Mae and rare pictures."
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 February, 2013.