Peps Persson

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Peps Persson
Birth name Per-Åke Tommy Persson
Also known as Peps Persson
Born (1946-12-20) 20 December 1946 (age 67)
Sweden
Genres Progg
Blues
Reggae
Roots rock
Occupations Musician
Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Years active 1966 to present
Associated acts Downbeat Crown
Wilmer X

Peps Persson (born 20 December 1946 in Helsingborg) is a Swedish blues and reggae musician from Tjörnarp, Scania. Throughout his career he has mostly made music in Swedish and is well known for his Scanian dialect. At an earlier stage he made a few albums in English.

Career[edit]

Persson's career up to 1975 was mostly inspired by the blues, and Peps is known for having reworked many famous blues and reggae tunes into Swedish, by such artists as Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Bob Marley.[1]

After 1975, his career turned away from the blues and focused mostly on reggae. Some of his songs, like "Falsk matematik" and "Hög standard", made a political statement, and were considered part of the progg movement.

Discography[edit]

Solo career[edit]

  • 1968 - Blues Connection
  • 1969 - Sweet Mary Jane
  • 1972 - The Week Peps Came to Chicago
  • 1975 - Blues på svenska
  • 1980 - Rotrock
  • 1984 - En del och andra
  • 1992 - Oh Boy

Peps Perssons Blodsband[edit]

  • 1974 - Blodsband
  • 1975 - Hög Standard
  • 1976 - Droppen Urholkar Stenen
  • 1978 - Spår
  • 1988 - Fram med pengarna!
  • 1993 - Spelar för livet
  • 1994 - Röster från Södern
  • 1997 - Rotblos
  • 2005 - Äntligen!

With Pelle Perssons Kapell[edit]

  • 1977 - Fyra tunnlann bedor om dan
  • 1982 - Persson sjonger Persson!

Compilations[edit]

  • 1993 - Bitar 1968-1992
  • 2006 - Oh Boy: Det Bästa Med Peps Persson

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lovén, Lars. Biography of Peps Persson at AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-09-08.