Article successfully added.

Johnny Jones Session Years

Session Years
$8.77 * $13.47 * (34.89% Saved)

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDBIRD0013
  • 0.1
Beautiful compilation featuring Johnny Jones' work as a sidemen on countless Nashville blues and... more

Johnny Jones: Session Years

Beautiful compilation featuring Johnny Jones' work as a sidemen on countless Nashville blues and r&b recordings. He was a master guitarist. A young Jim Hendrix came to Nashville to play with him andto learn from him. This compilation features Johnny Jones, the sideman. Great set feat. The following vocalists: LARRY BIRDSONG, GENE ALLSION, EARL GAINES, CHARLES WALKER, CHRISTINE KITTRELL, RUDY GREENE, LEVERT ALLISON, SAM BAKER, 'JOHN' R. RICHBOURG.

Article properties: Johnny Jones: Session Years

  • Interpret: Johnny Jones

  • Album titlle: Session Years

  • Genre Blues

  • Label SUPERBIRD

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5013929881327

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Jones, Johnny - Session Years CD 1
01 Every Night In The Week Johnny Jones
02 Now That We're Together Johnny Jones
03 Best Of Luck Baby Johnny Jones
04 Sittin' Here Drinking Johnny Jones
05 Somebody Somewhere Johnny Jones
06 Slave To Love Johnny Jones
07 I'm Just What You're Looking For Johnny Jones
08 Fiesta Johnny Jones
09 Nightmare Johnny Jones
10 Blue Night Johnny Jones
11 Pipe Dreams Johnny Jones
12 Oh Baby Johnny Jones
13 I'm Going Home Johnny Jones
14 Crazy About You Baby Johnny Jones
15 Let Me Down easy Johnny Jones
16 Sugar Daddy Johnny Jones
17 Mojo Blues Johnny Jones
18 Slow Down Baby Johnny Jones
19 Strung Out Johnny Jones
20 Finger Lickin' Johnny Jones
21 24 Hours A Day Johnny Jones
22 Mercy On My Soul Johnny Jones
23 Lucky Lou Johnny Jones
24 Pickin' Berries Johnny Jones
Johnny Jones & The Beat Boys Faithful viewers of ‘The!!!!Beat,’ Nashville... more
"Johnny Jones"

Johnny Jones & The Beat Boys

Faithful viewers of ‘The!!!!Beat,’ Nashville deejay Bill ‘Hoss’ Allen’s groundbreaking syndicated 1966 R&B TV program, got an earful of Johnny Jones’ incisive guitar each week as leader of the show’s house band, The Beat Boys. Jones was Nashville’s top electric blues axeman for decades. 

Born August 17, 1936 in Eads, Tennessee, Jones lived with his father in Memphis after his parents separated before venturing to Chicago in 1955 to stay with his mother. "That’s when I really started got serious about the guitar," said the late Jones. "I had just been riding around banging on it. But I got to Chicago, man, and I got to hanging around those clubs, and I go, ‘Wow! This is what I want to do right here!’" He began playing professionally the next year.

Johnny was chosen by prolific Nashville producer Ted Jarrett to play behind singer Gene Allison with saxist Jimmy Beck’s combo. Jarrett gave Jones his first studio jobs, notably on Beck’s 1959 hit Pipe Dreams and Larry Birdsong’s Every Night Of The Week, both on the Champion label. Before long, Jones was gigging six nights a week at the city’s New Era Club with the Imperials. "I stabilized the blues guitar in Nashville," he said. Jones’ two-part 1963 instrumental Really with the Imperial 7 came out on ‘Hoss’ Allen’s Hermitage label.

Jones was a key early influence on the musical development of Jimi Hendrix, based in Nashville in the early ‘60s. "I taught Jimi," said Jones. "He had everything else that he needed, but he needed a direction. I gave him a direction." When Hendrix split town, Jones took over Jimi’s King Casuals, anchored by bassist Billy Cox; that was basically the band he brought to ‘The!!!!Beat.’ The luxurious after-hours instrumental Finger Lickin’ , with Allen babbling in the background, came out on the Hollywood logo in 1967, Jones’ crew still listed as the Beat Boys.

Emcee Gorgeous George set Johnny and the King Casuals up with promoter Henry Wynne in Atlanta, leading to a contract with William Bell’s Peachtree label. Bell placed three late ‘60s Jones 45s with Brunswick: a funky Soul Poppin’, the Hendrix tribute Purple Haze, and an Albert King-influenced Chip Off The Old Block. Peachtree released two more on him, Mighty Low and Do Unto Others, during the early ‘70s, but an extended hiatus preceded Jones hiring on with Bobby Bland’s orchestra in 1976 for three years. "One of the best moves I ever made," he said.

When Johnny came off the road in ‘79, disco was wiping out Nashville’s blues scene, so he ran a soul food restaurant. "I got in that thing and stayed 14 years!" he said. Producer Fred James tracked him down and in 1997 brought several Nashville blues greats including Jones to Utrecht for Blues Estafette, leading to a deal with Black Magic and Jones’ debut CD. More discs followed, notably 2000's ‘In The House,’ a fine live set on Detlev Hoegen’s Crosscut label co-starring veteran Nashville singer Charles Walker (the two sometimes toured as a unit). Jones died October 14, 2009 in Nashville at 73, his body discovered by exterminators inside his apartment.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP!

Electric Blues 1939-2005. - The Definitive Collection!

 

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Session Years"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Johnny Jones
In The House - Live At Lucerne Vol.2
Johnny Jones & Charles Walker: In The House - Live At Lucerne Vol.2 Art-Nr.: CDCCD11066

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.05 *
Doin' The Best I Can (2-CD)
Johnny Jones: Doin' The Best I Can (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJSP4245

Item has to be restocked

$24.84 *
Memphis Days Vol.1 (CD)
Howlin' Wolf: Memphis Days Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15460

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.79 $18.05
Memphis Days Vol.2 (CD)
Howlin' Wolf: Memphis Days Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15500

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.79 $18.05
The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson (CD)
Joe Hill Louis: The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose... Art-Nr.: BCD15524

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.79 $18.05
When A Guitar Plays The Blues (CD)
Roy Lee Johnson: When A Guitar Plays The Blues (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16321

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.92 $19.18
Texas Flyer, 1974-1976 (5-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Freddie King: Texas Flyer, 1974-1976 (5-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD16778

Item has to be restocked

$124.43
I Like It That Way (CD)
Darrell Nulisch: I Like It That Way (CD) Art-Nr.: CD0007

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$11.26 $19.18
Kings & Queens (CD)
Eddie Kirkland: Kings & Queens (CD) Art-Nr.: CD680620

Item has to be restocked

$11.26
No Border Blues (CD)
Johnny Burgin: No Border Blues (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDE863

only 2x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.05
Roadhouse Memories (LP)
Gene Taylor: Roadhouse Memories (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBLR331681

Item has to be restocked

$16.92 $22.58
Live (CD)
Johnny Burgin: Live (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDE858

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.05