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Lonnie Johnson A Life In Music - Selected Sides (4-CD)

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Lonnie Johnson: A Life In Music - Selected Sides (4-CD)

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Johnson, Lonnie - A Life In Music - Selected Sides (4-CD) CD 1
1: Won't Don't Blues
2: Mr. Johnson's Blues
3: Falling Rain Blues
4: No Good Blues
5: Newport Blues
6: Love Story Blues
7: Nite Of Genago
8: To Do This You Gotta Know How
9: South Bound Water
10: I Done Told You
11: Steppin' On The Blues
12: Four Hands Are Better Than Two
13: Love You Mary Lou
14: Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers
15: Stay Out Of Walnut Street Alley
16: St. Louis Cyclone Blues
17: 6/88 Glide
18: Life Saver Blues
19: Untitled Instrumental
20: I'm Not Rough
21: Hotter Than That
22: Savoy Blues
23: Playing With The Strings
24: Stompin' Em Along Slow
25: Away Down In The Alley Blues
26: The Mooche
27: Move Over
28: Hot And Bothered
29: Careless Love
30: Paducah
31: Star Dust
32: Have To Change Key To Play These Blues
33: Jet Black Blues
34: Blue Blood Blues
35: Sittin' On Top Of The World
36: Kansas City Man Blues
37: Handful Of Riffs
38: She's Makin' Whoopee In Hell Tonight
39: Another Woman Booked Out And Bound To Go
40: Wipe It Off
41: The Dirty Dozen
42: Deep Sea Blues
43: Got The Blues For Murder Only
44: Just A Roamin' Man
45: Jelly Killed Old Sam
46: The Faults Of All Women And Men
47: The Best Jockey In Town
48: Uncle Ned Don't Lose Your Head
49: I'm Nuts About That Gal
50: Racketeer Blues
51: Man Killing Broad
52: Hard Times Ain't Gone No Where
53: Got The Blues For The West End
54: Why Women Go Wrong
55: Jersey Belle Blues
56: Four-O-Three Blues
57: Crowing Rooster Blues
58: Lazy Woman Blues
59: Chicago Blues
60: From 22 To 44
61: Rambler's Blues
62: How Could You Be So Mean
63: Rocks In My Bed
64: Love Is The Answer
65: Blues For Everybody
66: Blues In My Soul
67: Your Last Time Out
68: Blues For Lonnie
69: What A Woman
70: Fly Right, Baby
71: He's A Jelly-Roll Baker
72: Watch Shorty
73: Keep What You Got
74: Drifting Along Blues
75: Tomorrow Night
76: Friendless Blues
77: Fallin' Rain Blues
78: It's Too Late To Cry
79: Playing Around
80: My My Baby
81: Trouble Ain't Nothing But The Blues
82: Blues Stay Away From Me
83: Nothing But Trouble
84: Old Fashioned Love
85: What Do You Want That I've Got, Pretty Baby
86: Why Should I Cry
87: It Was All In Vain
88: You Only Want Me When You're Lonely
89: Me And My Crazy Self
90: Seven Long Days
91: I'm Guilty
92: Just Another Day
93: You Can't Buy Love
94: Can't Sleep Anymore
95: Don't Make Me Cry, Baby
96: My Woman Is Gone
97: Will You Remember
98: Stick With It, Baby
99: I Found A Dream
100: It's Been So Long


Artikeleigenschaften von Lonnie Johnson: A Life In Music - Selected Sides (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Lonnie Johnson

  • Albumtitel: A Life In Music - Selected Sides (4-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title A Life In Music - Selected Sides (4-CD)
  • Label JSP

  • SubGenre Blues - Electric

  • EAN: 0788065711726

  • weight in Kg 0.400

Artist description "Johnson, Lonnie"

Lonnie Johnson 

Truth be told, Lonnie Johnson didn't require amplification to play brilliant single-string lead guitar, though he hopped on board when electric models became available. Urban through and through while most of his contemporaries were overwhelmingly rural, the New Orleanian brought a deft harmonic sophistication to his melodic picking, answering his sung lyrics like a second voice the way B.B. King and his peers would do it later on.

A man of many birthdates (February 18, 1899 is one possibility), Alonzo Johnson started out on violin, learning piano and mastering guitar along the way. Blues was by no means his only specialty; he crooned sentimental ballads like a wandering troubadour and played hot jazz guitar, becoming a pioneer in that field as well and influencing Charlie Christian (Robert Johnson was one of Lonnie's blues disciples). Johnson made his first waxings in 1925 in St. Louis for OKeh and was amazingly prolific for the label into 1932. Along with his own voluminous releases, Lonnie recorded with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington; his late '20s instrumental duets with white jazz guitarist Eddie Lang were eons ahead of their time. Johnson cut for Decca in 1937-38 and Bluebird from '39 to '42, building a massive catalog.

In the postwar era, Johnson joined the roster of King Records and topped the R&B charts in 1948 with his atmospheric blues ballad Tomorrow Night. Later that year, Pleasing You (As Long As I Live) just missed the same happy fate. Lonnie cut Why Should I Cry at King's Cincinnati studio on February 26, 1951; it's an exceptionally strong example of his later electrified approach. He made his last singles for the R&B trade in '56 for Rama, dropping off the scene to work as a hotel janitor, only to be rediscovered and brought back to action in 1960 with a series of LPs for Prestige/Bluesville.

Spending his last years north of the border, Johnson died of a stroke in Toronto on June 16, 1970. His influence on the progression of blues guitar was mammoth.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois


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