King Solomon Hill – “My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon” (mp3)

King Solomon Hill – “My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon” (mp3)

King Solomon Hill, determined to be the late Joe Holmes, left us just six haunting blues songs, all recorded in 1932. “My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon” describes the pain King Solomon Hill experienced when he learned of the death of his friend and fellow musician, which he crooned on his bottleneck guitar. You can hear the hard drinking and rambling life in his wavering¬†lyrics and sliding fingers.