Tuesday, June 22, 2010
LAZY LESTER - SUGAR COATED LOVE b/w I'M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER
Behold, perhaps the greatest two sided blues 45 ever released! Although in the case of this record, blues is a tag that only partially applies (and truly, pigeonholing music can be very limiting anyhow)
These two tracks from Louisiana's Lazy Lester bridge the gap where blues, rock n roll and proto-soul intersect.
Sadly, Lester has claimed that he wrote both of these numbers although he was not credited, and was cheated out of the royalties not only from his own recordings but from the numerous covers of these songs that have been cut throughout the years. This bad scene eventually caused Lester to quit the music business for several years.
LAZY LESTER - SUGAR COATED LOVE
I'M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER