HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PETER LEE (of FAT POSSUM RECORDS)
Sat Jul 2 05:00:02 EDT 1994
PETER REDVERS LEE was born Saturday, July 2, 1960, Escourt, Natal, South
Africa, and is one of the co-founders of FAT POSSUM RECORDS. After
graduating in 1985, from the University of South Africa, he received his
MA. in 1987 from the University of Mississippi. He then succeeded
Jim O'Neal (b. 1948/NOV/25, Fort Wayne, IN) as editor of LIVING BLUES from
1987 to 1991. Peter Lee and fellow Living Blues writer Matthew Johnson
began FAT POSSUM RECORDS in 1991. They were later joined by John Herman,
keyboardist with Widespread Panic. Their philosophy is "to capture the
feeling and sound that they heard when they went to a juke joint".
Robert Palmer, ex-New York Times critic & author of "DEEP BLUES", is also
involved, having produced R. L. Burnside, CeDell Davis and the new Junior
Kimbrough. According to Chris Morris' recent Billboard article,
"Mississippi Labels Tap into Weath of Local Blues Talent" (June 11, 1994),
FAT POSSUM RECORDS expects to deliver 6 CDs this year and 10 in 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PETER LEE!
FAT POSSUM CD DISCOGRAPHY (P. O. Box 1923, Oxford, MS. 38655).
1001 : R. L. BURNSIDE - BAD LUCK CITY
1002 : JUNIOR KIMBROUGH - ALL NIGHT LONG
1003 : JOHN "SO BLUE" WESTON - SO DOGGONE BLUE
1004 : CEDELL DAVIS - FEEL LIKE DOIN' SOMETHING WRONG
1005 : R. L. BURNSIDE - TOO BAD JIM
1006 : JUNIOR KIMBROUGH - SAD DAYS. LONELY NIGHTS
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