ADVERTISE WITH US
Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Mance Lipscomb

Mance Lipscomb represented one of the last remnants of the nineteenth-century songster tradition, which predated the development of the blues. Though songsters might incorporate blues into their repertoires, as did Lipscomb, they performed a wide variety of material in diverse styles, much of it common to both black and white traditions in the South, including ballads, rags, dance pieces and popular, sacred, and secular songs. Lipscomb himself insisted that he was a songster, not a guitarist or “blues singer,” since he played “all kinds of music.” His eclectic repertoire has been reported to have contained 350 pieces spanning two centuries.

Read more

2 Photos View in Slideshow

Discography

Videos

Similar

T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker
guitar, electric
Albert Collins Albert Collins
guitar, electric
Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt
guitar, acoustic
Freddie King Freddie King
guitar, electric
Sleepy John Estes Sleepy John Estes
guitar, acoustic
Bukka White Bukka White
guitar, slide
Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell
guitar, 12-string

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!