Sleepy John Estes

By J Poet

John Adam Estes, better known as Sleepy John Estes, earned his nickname for his ability to sleep anywhere, even standing up on the job. He was a fine, guitar player with a style marked by a relentless pounding on the fat E string to provide a percussive pulse to his playing, but it was his singing that made him legendary. Estes had a high, keening, soulful voice, a insistent almost falsetto wail so full of loss, pain, and despair that it shook the core of everyone who heard him sing. He was an early blues star who recorded hit records for Victor, Champion, Decca, and Bluebird during the 20s and... Read More

City Of Origin:
Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
Genre:
Blues, Country Blues, Memphis Blues
Birthdate:
01/25/1899
Death date:
06/05/1977
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Tracks

Careless Love

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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Let Me Go Home, Whisky

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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Trouble in Mind

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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St. James Infirmary

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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Rock Island Line

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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Sophisticated Blues

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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I'm Looking for a Woman

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 10
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