Jesse Belvin


The Blues Balladeer

  • Release Date: 06 Apr 1992
  • SPCD-7003-2

San Antonio born singer-songwriter Jesse Belvin (1932-60) was a pivotal figure of the Los Angeles rhythm and blues scene in the Fifties, a principal architect of the Southern California doo-wop sound that swept the nation during that decade and can be felt in low-rider culture to this day. Belvin's style, in the words of Jim Dawson, "was a bridge between the cool urban blues of Nat Cole and Charles Brown with their impeccable lyrical phrasing and tones and the rough-edged rock of Richard… MORE