Johnny Mars

Also known as Johhny Mars, Johnny Mars & The Oakland Boogie, Johnny Mars Band, Mars
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Discography of Johnny Mars:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Johnny Mars & The Oakland Boogie 10 Audio 1976
2 Mighty Mars 10 Audio 1981 JSP Records
3 Life On Mars 10 Audio 1984
4 Life On Mars 10 Audio 1984 Sundance Records (4)
5 Johnny Mars & The Oakland Boogie 10 Audio 1976 Big Bear Records
6 Born Under A Bad Sign 2 Audio 1984 TELDEC
7 Blues From Mars 11 Audio 1972 Polydor
8 King Of The Blues Harp 9 Audio 1985 JSP Records
9 Born Under A Bad Sign 3 Audio 1981 Ace Records Ltd.

US electric blues vocalist, harmonica player, band leader (b. in South Carolina, December 7, 1942). Has led own bands and worked with [a=Magic Sam], [a=Earl Hooker], [a=B.B. King], [a=Jesse Fuller], [a=Spencer Davis] and [a=Ian Gillan].

Began playing clubs in the late 50's, recorded for [l=Mercury] as member of the group Burning Bush. By the mid 1960s, now as Johnny Mars Band he toured with Magic Sam and shared billings with Earl Hooker, B.B. King and Jesse Fuller. In 1972 Mars' band toured UK, recorded with local musicians and in 1978 Mars migrated to the UK. Besides performing and recording there - with [a=Bananarama] a.o. - Mars has been a music teacher.

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