- “I Wanna Boogie” (1962)
Jimmy “Soul Man Lee” Anderson was born in 1934 in Natchez, Mississippi. He was a blues vocalist, drummer, and guitar and harmonica player who recorded in Louisiana in the 1960’s.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was a member of the NAACP Natchez Chapter.
He moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of 16, in the late 1950’s, where he recorded and played blues music. He formed a band called Jimmy Anderson and the Joy Jumpers. With his band, he toured in the United Kingdom.
Anderson moved back to Natchez in 1969. He had stopped performing and recording music. He worked as a radio DJ in Natchez, using the name “Soul Man Lee.”
Anderson died in 2013 in Natchez.
- Jimmy Lee Anderson obituary. Natchez Democrat, 2013
- These are the last remaining old school Mississippi blues musicians, By Priscilla Frank, the Huffington Post, 2015
- The legends of Mississippi blues you’ve never heard of. Slate.com, 2013