Lonnie Johnson (2)

Alfonzo Johnson

Also known as Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson, Jesse J. Johnson, Johnson, L. Johnson, Lonnie Johnson
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Johnson, http://www.redhotjazz.com/LJohnson.html, http://www.myspace.com/rediscoveringlonnie

Discography of Lonnie Johnson (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Blues In G / Away Down In The Alley Blues 2 Audio 1928 Okeh
2 Idle Hours 12 Audio 1962 Prestige Bluesville
3 Woke Up This Morning Blues In My Fingers: Original Recordings 1927-1932 16 Audio 1980 Origin Jazz Library
4 Rambler's Blues 16 Audio 2002 Our World Entertainment, Inc.
5 Laplegged Drunk Again / Blue Ghost Blues 2 Audio Decca
6 The Essential 36 Audio 2001 Classic Blues
7 Blue Guitars Volumes 1 & 2 32 Audio 1997 BGO Records
8 Steppin' On The Blues 19 Audio 1990 Columbia
9 Steppin' On The Blues 19 Audio 1990 Columbia
10 See See Rider 10 Audio 1964 Storyville
11 Playing With The Strings 24 Audio JSP Records
12 Why Should I Cry 20 Audio 2007 Blue Label (3)
13 This Love Of Mine / I Found A Dream 2 Audio 1953 Rama
14 4 Acoustic Guitar Giants (1927/1946) 22 Audio 2002 EPM Musique
15 Guitar Blues 18 Audio 1996 Orbis
16 Portraits In Blues Vol. 6 10 Audio Storyville
17 Blues & Ballads 10 Audio 1960 Prestige Bluesville
18 Blues By Lonnie Johnson 12 Audio 1984
19 Volume Two 16 Audio 1970 Swaggie Records
20 Little Rockin' Chair / When I'm Gone (Will It Still Be Me) 2 Audio 1950 King Records (3)
21 Mr. Johnson's Blues 1926-1932 14 Audio Mamlish
22 Volume Two 1927-32: Historical Recordings 18 Audio 1987 Matchbox Records
23 Lonnie Johnson 10 Audio 1988 AMIGA
24 Blues For Everybody 18 Audio 1982 Oldie Blues
25 South Bound Water / Back Water Blues 2 Audio 1927 Okeh
26 Blues By Lonnie Johnson 12 Audio 1960 Prestige Bluesville
27 Be Careful / I'm Just Dumb 2 Audio Bluebird (3)
28 Lazy Woman Blues / In Love Again 2 Audio Bluebird (3)
29 Swingin' With Lonnie 10 Audio 1981
30 The Dirty Dozen / She Don't Know Who She Wants 2 Audio Okeh
31 Losing Game 12 Audio 1991
32 Tomorrow Night 12 Audio 1970
33 Death Is On Your Track / I Want A Little Some O' That What You Got 2 Audio Okeh
34 Swingin' With Lonnie 10 Audio Poljazz
35 Tomorrow Night 12 Audio 1976 Rare Bid
36 Losing Game 12 Audio Prestige
37 Losing Game 12 Audio 1961 Prestige Bluesville
38 Blues & Ballads 10 Audio 1990 Prestige Bluesville
39 Blues In My Figers - The Essential Recordings Of Lonnie Johnson 22 Audio 1994 Indigo Recordings
40 Blue Guitars 16 Audio 1967 Parlophone
41 Nothin' Clicken' Chicken / I'm So Crazy For Love 2 Audio 1950 King Records (3)
42 Blues Masters, Vol. 4 13 Audio 1992 Storyville
43 Blues In My Soul 1937/1946 20 Audio 1998 EPM
44 Three Kings And The Queen 16 Audio 1964 Spivey Records
45 Masters Of The Blues Volume 6 14 Audio Collector's Classics
46 Lonesome Road / Watch Shorty 2 Audio RCA Victor
47 Volume 2 16 Audio 1970 Parlophone
48 Playing With The Strings 24 Audio 2004 Complete Blues
49 Lonesome Road 4 Audio 1957 Parlophone
50 Blues, Ballads, And Jumpin' Jazz 10 Audio 1993 Analogue Productions


Born : February 08, 1899 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Died : June 16, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Johnson was a pioneering Blues and Jazz guitarist and banjoist. He started playing in cafes in New Orleans and in 1917 he traveled in Europe, playing in revues and briefly with Will Marion Cook's Southern Syncopated Orchestra. When he returned home to New Orleans in 1918 he discovered that his entire family had been killed by a flu epidemic except for one brother. He and his surviving brother, James "Steady Roll" Johnson moved to St. Louis in 1920 where Lonnie played with Charlie Creath's Jazz-O-Maniacs and with Fate Marable in their Mississippi riverboat bands. In 1925 Johnson married Blues singer Mary Johnson and won a Blues contest sponsored by the Okeh record company. Part of the prize was a recording deal with the company. Throughout the rest of the 1920s he recorded with a variety of bands and musicians, including Eddie Lang, Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In the 1930s Johnson moved to Cleveland, Ohio and worked with the Putney Dandridge Orchestra, and then in a tire factory and steel mill. In 1937 he moved back to Chicago and played with Johnny Dodds, and Jimmie Noone. Johnson continued to play for the rest of his life, but was often forced to leave the music business for periods to make a living. In 1963 he once again appeared briefly with Duke Ellington.


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