March 3, 1945 |
Camden, Mississippi, United States
||Chicago blues, soul-blues, electric blues
||Singer, guitarist, songwriter
||Earwig Music, Wolf Records, various
John Primer (born March 3, 1945, Camden, Mississippi) is an American Chicago blues and electric blues singer and guitarist.
He played guitar at Theresa's, a club in Chicago, between 1974 and 1980. He was influenced by Muddy Waters' former sideman, Sammy Lawhorn, who taught him to play slide guitar. He joined the Chicago Blues All-Stars of Willie Dixon in 1979, then the Muddy Waters's band until the latter's death in 1983. Then he joined the Teardrops of Magic Slim and began a solo career on Wolf Records.
In 1995 he released, The Real Deal, with songwriting and singing techniques showing the influence of both Dixon and Slim.
In 2013, Primer had a nomination for a Blues Music Award in the 'Traditional Blues Male Artist' category.
- 1991 : Poor Man Blues (Wolf Records) with Magic Slim and Billy Branch
- 1992 : Stuff You Got to Watch (Earwig Music)
- 1992 : Blues Behind Closed Doors (Wolf Records) with Magic Slim and Billy Branch
- 1992 : 44 Blues by Magic Slim & The Teardrops (Wolf Records) with Bonnie Lee
- 1993 : Cold Blooded Blues Man (Wolf Records)
- 1994 : Easy Baby (Wolf Records) with the Teardrops
- 1995 : The Real Deal (Warner) with Billy Branch
- 1997 : Keep on Lovin' the Blues (Warner) with Matthew Skoller
- 1998 : It's a Blues Life (Wolf Records)
- 2000 : Knocking at Your Door (Telarc) with Larry McCray and Matthew Skoller
- 2003 : Blue Steel: A Tribute to Elmore James (Wolf Records) (cover album of Elmore James songs)
- 2008 : All Original (Blues House Productions)
- 2012 : Blues On Solid Ground (Blues House Productions)
- 2013 : Knockin' Around These Blues (Delta Groove Music) and Bob Corritore
- 2005 : Live at B.L.U.E.S (Chicago)