Wednesday, September 28, 2005

mp3s by Lonnie Johnson

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Born Alfonzo Johnson on February 8, 1894, Lonnie Johnson was one of the inventors of the blues and early jazz. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in a family of musicians. He played the blues on piano, violin, banjo and guitar. He is most well know for his guitar work.

He died in 1970 of complications from a car wreck that he was in a year earlier. In 1997 he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

mp3s

"Mr. Johnson's Blues" - (2:43, 464 kB) - 9435-A-OK 8253, St. Louis, Mo., 4 November 1925

"Lonesome Jail Blues" - (3:08, 540 kB) - 73939-B-OK 8309, New York City, 19 January 1926

"Sam, You're Just a Rat" - (3:15, 558 kB) - 405141-A, 9 February 1932

"The Loveless Blues" - (3:11, 556 kB) - BS 044051, 2 November 1939

"Tomorrow Night" - (3:02, 524 kB) - Cincinnati, 10 December 1947

references

Wikipedia Article on Lonnie Johnson

Answers.com Article on Lonnie Johnson

Web page on Lonnie Johnson @ RedHotJazz.com - Includes a great man Real Player music files.

Blues Lyrics by Lonnie Johnson @ Blues Lyrics On Line

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