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Roy Lee Johnson When A Guitar Plays The Blues

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1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 39-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 73 mns. The first,... more

Roy Lee Johnson: When A Guitar Plays The Blues

1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 39-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 73 mns.

The first, long overdue collection of rare but sought-after singles by Roy Lee Johnson, the underground hero of guitar freaks and deep soul fans. Includes Mister Moonlight, known to millions by the Beatles but originally by Dr Feelgood And the Interns (vocal: Roy Lee Johnson) and the first version of When A Guitar Plays The Blues, since revived by Albert Collins and Roy Buchanan. Eleven previously unissued tracks including four by underrated soul man, Curtis Smith, Roy Lee Johnson's fellow singer-guitarist in the Interns. The most soulful of Sixties soul packaged with all Bear Family's meticulous attention to detail including a lavishly illustrated essay by Martin Goggin.

Roy Lee Johnson first came to attention as the occasional vocalist with the Interns, a R&B band led by blues shouter Dr Feelgood, aka Piano Red. But there's a whole lot more to this songwriter, guitarist and singer of soul with a capital 'S'. Roy Lee Johnson's little heard treasures of Southern soul are finally served up on one CD. Everything he recorded for Okeh, Columbia, Josie and Philips is here. There are gritty dance workouts, lilting soul ballads, ferocious instrumentals and devastating deep wrist-slashers from Muscle Shoals. Sixties soul reissues may be coin of the realm these days but few are quite as essential as this scorching collection of Roy Lee Johnson's best performances.

Article properties: Roy Lee Johnson: When A Guitar Plays The Blues

  • Interpret: Roy Lee Johnson

  • Album titlle: When A Guitar Plays The Blues

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AR
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127163219

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Johnson, Roy Lee - When A Guitar Plays The Blues CD 1
01 Mister Moonlight Johnson, Roy Lee
02 Love Is Amazing Johnson, Roy Lee
03 Sea Breeze Johnson, Roy Lee
04 Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze Johnson, Roy Lee
05 Too Many Tears Johnson, Roy Lee
06 Nobody Does Something For Nothing Johnson, Roy Lee
07 Busybody Johnson, Roy Lee
08 I'm So Happy Johnson, Roy Lee
09 My Best Just Ain't Good Enough Johnson, Roy Lee
10 Love Birds Johnson, Roy Lee
11 When A Guitar Plays The Blues Johnson, Roy Lee
12 Plowing Playboy Johnson, Roy Lee
13 That's All I Need Johnson, Roy Lee
14 Slowly I'm Falling In Love With You Johnson, Roy Lee
15 Two Doors Down Johnson, Roy Lee
16 Stanback Headache Powder Johnson, Roy Lee
17 It's All Over Johnson, Roy Lee
18 Busybody Johnson, Roy Lee
19 So Anna Just Love Me Johnson, Roy Lee
20 Boogaloo No. 3 Johnson, Roy Lee
21 Cheer Up Daddy's Comin' Home Johnson, Roy Lee
22 Guitar Man Johnson, Roy Lee
23 Can You Handle It Johnson, Roy Lee
24 Chunk Some Love Johnson, Roy Lee
25 Take Me Back And Try Me Johnson, Roy Lee
26 She Put The Whammy To Me Johnson, Roy Lee
27 Don't Do This To Me Smith, Curtis
28 Two Wrongs (Won't Make It Right) Smith, Curtis
29 Come Here Baby Smith, Curtis
30 I've Got A Feeling Smith, Curtis
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Tracklist
Johnson, Roy Lee - When A Guitar Plays The Blues CD 1
01 Mister Moonlight
02 Love Is Amazing
03 Sea Breeze
04 Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze
05 Too Many Tears
06 Nobody Does Something For Nothing
07 Busybody
08 I'm So Happy
09 My Best Just Ain't Good Enough
10 Love Birds
11 When A Guitar Plays The Blues
12 Plowing Playboy
13 That's All I Need
14 Slowly I'm Falling In Love With You
15 Two Doors Down
16 Stanback Headache Powder
17 It's All Over
18 Busybody
19 So Anna Just Love Me
20 Boogaloo No. 3
21 Cheer Up Daddy's Comin' Home
22 Guitar Man
23 Can You Handle It
24 Chunk Some Love
25 Take Me Back And Try Me
26 She Put The Whammy To Me
27 Don't Do This To Me
28 Two Wrongs (Won't Make It Right)
29 Come Here Baby
30 I've Got A Feeling