Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 4: 1928-1929

Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 4: 1928-1929

by Lonnie Johnson
     
 
The period of time covered in the fourth of seven Lonnie Johnson Document CDs found the guitarist/singer being well-featured as a leader in many settings. He is heard on three two-part double-entendre performances with singer Victoria Spivey ("New Black Snake Blues," "Toothache Blues," and "Furniture Man Blues"); on five guitar duets with the great Eddie Lang (during

Overview

The period of time covered in the fourth of seven Lonnie Johnson Document CDs found the guitarist/singer being well-featured as a leader in many settings. He is heard on three two-part double-entendre performances with singer Victoria Spivey ("New Black Snake Blues," "Toothache Blues," and "Furniture Man Blues"); on five guitar duets with the great Eddie Lang (during which Lang was billed as Blind Willie Dunn); in a vocal duet with Spencer Williams; on the two-part "It Feels So Good" with Lang, King Oliver, and Hoagy Carmichael; as part of Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four; and as a solo blues performer. Everything works. Considering that this is a strictly chronological release, the music is consistently rewarding, making this one of the key Lonnie Johnson CDs to pick up.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298506624
catalogNumber:
5066

Tracks

  1. I'm So Tired of Lying All Alone
  2. Way Down That Lonesome Road
  3. Crowing Rooster Blues
  4. Broken Levee Blues
  5. Wrong Woman Blues
  6. New Black Snake Blues, Pt. 1
  7. New Black Snake Blues, Pt. 2
  8. Toothache Blues, Pt. 1
  9. Furniture Man Blues, Pt. 1
  10. Furniture Man Blues, Pt. 2
  11. Toothache Blues, Pt. 2
  12. When You Fall for Some One That's Not Your Own
  13. Careless Love
  14. Two-Tone Stomp
  15. Have to Change Keys (To Play These Blues)
  16. It Feels So Good, Pt. 1
  17. It Feels So Good, Pt. 2
  18. I Want a Little Some O' That What You Got
  19. Death Is on Your Track
  20. Jet Black Blues
  21. Blue Blood Blues
  22. Guitar Blues
  23. A Handful of Riffs
  24. Blue Guitars

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonnie Johnson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Rhythm Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals
Victoria Spivey   Piano,Vocals
Joe Brown   Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael   Percussion,Vocals
Helen Humes   Vocals
Eddie Lang   Guitar
King Oliver   Cornet
Raymond Boyd   Accordion,Vocals
Blind Willie Dunn   Guitar
Jack Erby   Piano
John Erby   Piano
J.C. Johnson   Piano
James Johnson   Guitar,Violin
Fred Longshaw   Piano
Deloise Searcy   Piano
Clarence Williams   Piano
Spencer Williams   Vocals
Jimmy Foster   Vocals
Jimmy Jordan   Alto Saxophone
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra   Guitar,Violin

Technical Credits

Lonnie Johnson   Composer
Victoria Spivey   Composer
Eddie Lang   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
J. Davis   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Johnny Parth   Producer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Chris Smith   Liner Notes

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