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A cohort of Ike Turner in the early '50s, Dennis Binder recorded entertaining novelty blues for the Modern label in Clarksdale, MS, and United Records in Chicago. Sides from these sessions have been reissued by Ace in England and Delmark/Pearl in the US, including the title track from Pearl's Long Man Blues collection. Binder moved to Lawton, OK, in the mid-'50s and has recorded sporadically since then, devoting most of his time to his job as bail bondsman. ~ Jim O'Neal, All Music Guide