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

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/1996
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298506624
  • Catalog Number: 5066

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Johnson Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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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