Strumming his acoustic guitar, jelly jaw short is best known for his talented style as a blues musician. Also known as J.D. Short, Jelly jaw short’s powerful and moving vibrato is clear in his song “Barefoot Blues.” Short grew up in the Mississippi Delta and became proficient at playing not only the guitar, but the piano, saxophone and drums. With his guitar and his voice in sync, “Barefoot Blues,” Short creates a beautiful blues song to fill the room. Enjoy!
J.J. Short was brought to New York City in the spring of 1932 to record 2 sides for the Victoria Label. “Grand Daddy Blues” is the ‘B’ side to the second 78 released from that session. Here we hear Short’s charming southern drawl driving the delta inspired strumming of his acoustic guitar. A must have song for any blues enthusiast. Enjoy!