Lonnie Johnson

Blues by Lonnie Johnson + Losing Game (600915)

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Blues by Lonnie Johnson + Losing Game

Lonnie Johnson

Soul Jam

8436559464925

SOU 152685

600915

BLUES

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CD 8,26 €

2 ALBUMS ON 1 CD Plus 1 BONUS TRACK

This essential release presents two of Johnson’s finest studio albums for Prestige’s Bluesville label during his early- ’60s comeback: the great Blues by Lonnie Johnson (1960), and the equally magnificent Losing Game (1961). Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, both LPs display greater sensitivity and maturity than the seminal masterpieces Johnson cut between the 1920s and the 1940s. These two sensational albums have been remastered and packaged together in this special collector’s edition, which also contains a bonus track from the same period, an excellent version of W.C.Handy’s “St. Louis Blues”.

PERSONNEL:

LONNIE JOHNSON, guitar and vocals (also piano on track 15), plus:

ON TRACKS [1-12]:
Hal Singer (tenor saxophone), Wendell Marshall (bass),
Claude Hopkins (piano), Bobby Donaldson (drums).

ON TRACKS [13-24]: Solo recordings by Lonnie Johnson.

ON TRACK [25]: Elmer Snowden (second guitar), Wendell Marshall (bass).
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, March-December 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. DON’T EVER LOVE
02. NO LOVE FOR SALE
03. THERE’S NO LOVE
04. I DON’T HURT ANYMORE
05. SHE DEVIL
06. ONE SIDED LOVE AFFAIR
07. BIG LEG WOMAN
08. THERE MUST BE A WAY
09. SHE’S DRUNK AGAIN
10. BLUES ‘ROUND MY DOOR
11. YOU DON’T MOVE ME
12. YOU WILL NEED ME
13. NEW ORLEANS BLUES
14. MY LITTLE KITTEN SUSIE
15. EVIL WOMAN
16. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
17. MOANING BLUES
18. SUMMERTIME
19. LINES IN MY FACE
20. LOSING GAME
21. NEW YEARS BLUES
22. SLOW AND EASY
23. FOR WALLS AND ME
24. YOU WON’T LET ME GO
25. ST. LOUIS BLUES (*)

(*) Bonus track