|#||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.