Lazy Lester

Blues Harmonica Player
Born Jun 20, 1933
Age 82
Hometown Torras, Louisiana
Genres Harmonica blues +...
Instruments Bass guitar + Per...
Performed With Otis V. Hicks + O...
Record Label Alligator Records

Lazy Lester is an American blues harmonica player, whose career spans the 1950s to the 2000s. Best known for regional hits recorded with Ernie Young's Nashville, Tennessee based Excello label, Lester also contributed to songs recorded by Excello label-mates including Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim, and Katie Webster.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on June 20, 1933.


1957 24 Years Old When Guy left for Chicago, in 1957, Lester replaced him, on guitar, in a local band - even though Lester, at the time, did not own such a musical instrument. … Read More


1971 38 Years Old In 1971, Fred Rei and Lester accompanied Slim. … Read More


2003 70 Years Old In 2003 Martin Scorsese included Lester in his blues tribute concert at Radio City Music Hall, a record of which was released as the film and album Lightning in a Bottle. … Read More
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