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Blue Hand Johnnie

Blue Hand Johnnie

by Johnnie Johnson
     
 
Johnnie Johnson's rolling, barrelling licks are as enticing as ever on this reissued Evidence CD, but there are some other things that are not so grand. These include barely tolerable vocalists Barbara Carr and Stacy Johnson, whose enthusiasm is commendable, but whose vocals often get in the way. Johnson's

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Johnnie Johnson's rolling, barrelling licks are as enticing as ever on this reissued Evidence CD, but there are some other things that are not so grand. These include barely tolerable vocalists Barbara Carr and Stacy Johnson, whose enthusiasm is commendable, but whose vocals often get in the way. Johnson's covers of Fats Washington's "O.J. Blues" and "Black Nights" are great, as are his versions of "Honky Tonk" and "See See Rider." But he falters on "Baby, What You Want Me To," in part because he does not convey either the original's loping stride or laconic quality, and also because it is not the kind of peppy arrangement and backbeat suited to his style. A decent effort that might have been a superior one with a couple of added touches.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/1993
Label:
Evidence
UPC:
0730182601725
catalogNumber:
26017
Rank:
52204

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnnie Johnson   Primary Artist,Piano
Oliver Sain   Saxophone
Barbara Carr   Vocals
Kent Hinds   Drums
Stacy Johnson   Vocals
Tom Maloney   Guitar
Patrick O'Conner   Drums
Patrick O'Connor   Drums
David Pruitt   Guitar
Dick Pruitt   Bass
Keith Robvertson   Drums
Herb Sadier   Guitar
Gus Thornton   Bass
Steve Waidman   Guitar
Steve Waldman   Guitar
Keith Robertson   Drums
Kenny Rice   Drums
Pat O'Coritlo   Drums
Herb Sadler   Guitar
Kenneth "Spider Webb" Rice   Drums

Technical Credits

Clifford Scott   Composer
Oliver Sain   Producer
Jerry Dean   Artwork,Cover Design
Jerry Gordon   Producer,Reissue Producer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Sam Valenti   Producer
Billy Butler   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Dave Shirk   Engineer
Ferdinand Washington   Composer
Sam Valenti   Producer
Ferdinand "Fats" Washington   Composer

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