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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicBlues · 1 decade ago

Favorite Lonnie Johnson tune?

See, now this is what I am on about ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwfc_Gq5GM

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Outstanding guitar work for ANYtime let alone 1937.

I can't post my favorite Lonnie Johnson tune, because every time I hear one I haven't heard before - its my new favorite.

Okay, so what's your favorite Lonnie Johnson tune?

Update:

Kman - with your knowledge you could add a dozen or more and they'd me exquisite choices!

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  • Kman
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Can I choose two?

    "She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight" (1930) and

    "Racketeer's Blues" (1932)

    The lyrics to both songs are incredible for the early 1930s.

    Edit: Thank you for your kind words. So, I'm going to skip ahead about a decade and add one song - "He's a Jelly Roll Baker" which was recorded on the Bluebird label.

  • Bix
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Jet Black Blues:

    http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/Lang/jetblack.ram

    by Blind Willie Dunn & His Gin Bottle Four

    with

    Hoagy Carmichael Scat Singing, Percusion

    J.C. Johnson Piano

    Lonnie Johnson Guitar

    Eddie Lang Guitar

    King Oliver Cornet

  • Martin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That's a tough choice Conch. Today I'll say 6/88 Glide-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pV9nO6rYN4

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    , which shows his guitar mastery was in place even a full decade before your link, but I love almost everything he cut.

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite is ... I believe it's called "Lonesome Ghost Blues." Or it could be called "Blue Ghost Blues." I don't have my prewar discography handy!

    Source(s): My former upstairs tenant in Chicago, prewar blues scholar Paul Garon used to play this 78 ...
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