Lonnie Johnson (2)

Real Name:
Alonzo Johnson
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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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Albums

710 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Blues(3xShellac, 10", Album) Disc Records 710 US 1947 Sell This Version
395-520 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Lonesome Road album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Lonesome Road(LP) King Records (3) 395-520 US 1958 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Blues By Lonnie Johnson album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Blues By Lonnie Johnson (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1960 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Blues & Ballads album art Lonnie Johnson (2) With Elmer Snowden Lonnie Johnson (2) With Elmer Snowden - Blues & Ballads (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1960 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Losing Game album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Losing Game (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Idle Hours album art Lonnie Johnson (2) With Victoria Spivey Lonnie Johnson (2) With Victoria Spivey - Idle Hours (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1962 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Another Night To Cry album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Another Night To Cry (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1962 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Woman Blues album art Victoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson (2) Victoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson (2) - Woman Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1962 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - See See Rider album art Lonnie Johnson (2) With Otis Spann Lonnie Johnson (2) With Otis Spann - See See Rider (Comp, Album) Storyville UK 1964 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Three Kings And The Queen album art Roosevelt Sykes / Big Joe Williams / Lonnie Johnson (2) / Victoria Spivey Roosevelt Sykes / Big Joe Williams / Lonnie Johnson (2) / Victoria Spivey - Three Kings And The Queen (Album) Spivey Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Stompin' At The Penny With Jim McHarg's Metro Stompers album art Jim Mcharg's Metro Stompers Featuring Lonnie Johnson (2) Jim Mcharg's Metro Stompers Featuring Lonnie Johnson (2) - Stompin' At The Penny With Jim McHarg's Metro Stompers (Album) Columbia Canada 1965 Sell This Version
LP1006 Lonnie Johnson (2) - The Queen And Her Knights album art Victoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson (2), Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim, Sonny Greer Victoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson (2), Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim, Sonny Greer - The Queen And Her Knights(LP, Album) Spivey Records LP1006 US 1965 Sell This Version
XTRA 1037 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Swingin' The Blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Swingin' The Blues(LP, Album) XTRA XTRA 1037 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Tomorrow Night album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Tomorrow Night (Comp, Album) King Records (3), King Records (3) US 1970 Sell This Version
FS3578 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Mr. Trouble Blues And Ballads album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Mr. Trouble Blues And Ballads(LP) Folkways Records & Service Corp. FS3578 US 1982 Sell This Version
FS3577 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Tears Don't Fall No More Blues And Ballads album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Tears Don't Fall No More Blues And Ballads(LP) Folkways Records & Service Corp. FS3577 US 1982 Sell This Version
Lonnie Johnson (2) - Blues, Ballads, And Jumpin' Jazz - Vol. 2 album art Lonnie Johnson (2) With Elmer Snowden Lonnie Johnson (2) With Elmer Snowden - Blues, Ballads, And Jumpin' Jazz - Vol. 2 (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1990 Sell This Version
BLM-1001 Lonnie Johnson (2) - The Unsung Blues Legend: The Living Room Session album art Lonnie Johnson (2) The Unsung Blues Legend: The Living Room Session(CD, Album, Dig) Blues Magnet BLM-1001 US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

8376 Lonnie Johnson (2) - There's No Use Of Lovin' / Baby, Please Tell Me album art Lonnie Johnson (2) There's No Use Of Lovin' / Baby, Please Tell Me(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8376 US 1926 Sell This Version
8340 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Baby You Don't Know My Mind / A Good Happy Home album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Baby You Don't Know My Mind / A Good Happy Home(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8340 US 1926 Sell This Version
8253 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Mr. Johnson's Blues / Falling Rain Blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Mr. Johnson's Blues / Falling Rain Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8253 US 1926 Sell This Version
8411 Lonnie Johnson (2) - I Have No Sweet Woman Now / Lonnie's Got The blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2), James Johnson (7) Lonnie Johnson (2), James Johnson (7) - I Have No Sweet Woman Now / Lonnie's Got The blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8411 US 1926 Sell This Version
8512 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Sweet Woman You Can't Go Wrong / St. Louis Cyclone Blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Sweet Woman You Can't Go Wrong / St. Louis Cyclone Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8512 US 1927 Sell This Version
8466 Lonnie Johnson (2) - South Bound Water / Back Water Blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2) South Bound Water / Back Water Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8466 US 1927 Sell This Version
8497 Lonnie Johnson (2) - Mean Old Bed Bug Blues / Roaming Rambler Blues album art Lonnie Johnson (2) Mean Old Bed Bug Blues / Roaming Rambler Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8497 US 1927 Sell This Version