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Abner Jay

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Biography

(1921-1993) Abner Jay’s extensive bread-crumb trail of albums, disseminated via his own Brandie Records imprint, represents one of the most individual takes on traditional song form to have risen from the 20th century. Jay spent several decades (the 1930s through the 1950s) working in touring minstrel shows, resurrecting the spirit of his late grandfather through songs passed down through generations. But it was when Abner Jay started traveling and performing solo in a portable home fleshed out with a public address system that his work really started to take on the personal character we associate with Jay.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. I'm So Depressed  -  50,687 plays
  2. Woke Up This Morning  -  20,225 plays
  3. Vietnam  -  18,822 plays
  4. Cocaine  -  19,789 plays
  5. Cocaine Blues  -  12,476 plays
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