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The two-dozen solo performances on The Complete Folkways Recordings are from late (1967) in legendary guitarist Lonnie Johnson's amazing career, but they are chock-full of stellar moments all the same. Artists of Johnson's versatility were rare even then — he brings a multitude of shadings to "My Mother's Eyes" and "How Deep Is the Ocean?," then delivers a saucy "Juice Headed Baby" with the same stunning complexity.


Born: February 8, 1899 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Blues guitar simply would not have developed in the manner that it did if not for the prolific brilliance of Lonnie Johnson. He was there to help define the instrument's future within the genre and the genre's future itself at the very beginning, his melodic conception so far advanced from most of his prewar peers as to inhabit a plane all his own. For more than 40 years, Johnson played blues, jazz, and ballads his way; he was a true blues originator whose influence hung heavy on a host of subsequent...
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  • ¥1,900
  • Genres: Blues, Music, Jazz
  • Released: 1967

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