Joe Hill Louis

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Lester Hill, 23 September 1921, Whitehaven Tennessee, USA, d. 5 August 1957, Memphis, USA. Hill learned blues harmonica from Will Shade as a teenager and was given the name Joe Hill Louis after victory in a boxing match. He performed in Memphis in the late 40s, where he became known as ‘The Be-Bop Boy’, and developed a one-man band act with guitar, foot-drum and harmonica. Louis’ first recordings were made for Columbia Records in 1949 before he took over B.B. King’s radio spot as the Pepticon Boy on WDIA in Memphis. This led to ‘Boogie In The Park’, a single produced by Sam Phillips for his short-lived Phillips label in 1950. Next, Phillips signed Louis to the Bihari Brothers’ Modern Records label, for which ‘I Feel Like A Million’ was a local hit. By 1952, Phillips was recording him with a backing group on tracks such as ‘We All Gotta Go Sometime’, and also used Louis to accompany such artists as the...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Joe Hill Louis

Email alerts for products
by Joe Hill Louis
Email Icon
Powered by AudioScrobbler

Clearance Products:

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)