Jesse Robinson

Jesse Robinson grew up in Benton, Mississippi, the son of a Holiness Preacher. His father was always very encouraging of Jesse and his music, which was a major source of empowerment for the young bluesman. While still a teenager, Jesse was playing in and around Jackson for Sam Myers and Jimmy King. In 1965, he moved to Chicago and began performing live and recording with Magic Sam and Junior Wells, as well as serving as the bandleader for Bobby Rush’s smash blues album Sue in 1983. A longtime friend of BB King, Jesse was humbled and honored when he was asked to lead the BB King Blues Band after Mr. King’s passing in 2015.

Interview Date:
May 21, 2019
Job Title:
Musician, Guitarist

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