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