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Another Night to Cry
Lonnie Johnson
Another Night to Cry
Genres: Country, Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Lonnie Johnson
Title: Another Night to Cry
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Obc
Release Date: 3/11/1993
Genres: Country, Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218055024, 0090204046799, 090204046799

CD Reviews

A man who knows of what he speaks
Tony Thomas | SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL USA | 03/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the 1920s and early 1930s, Lonnie Johnson was simply the greatest blues guitarist there was. His work with Eddie Lang the guitarist for Paul Whiteman's band, as well as his recordings with great jazz bands like Ellington and Armstrong's units, mark him as a founder of Jazz guitar. Even into the thirties, musicians like Robert Johnson would model their work on Lonnie's playing and not make that mark.

Lonnie had tough times in the depression and afterwards that would sometimes take him out of music. Though he had national R&B hits in the early and late 1940s, Johnson was found working in a store in Philly in the late 1950s and brought back to recording.
The old fire he had 40 years before on the guitar may be missing, although on every tune he shows his mastery not just of blues techinique but of Jazz harmony, and the voice is older and lacks the fire of some of his early recordings or the jubilant jive of his work in the 1940s, but there is wisdom here of a man who has lived in these tunes done with just Lonnie's voice and a very acoustic sounding electric guitar.
When he speaks of Fine Booze and Heavy Dues were know this is a man who knows of what he speaks. He gives you the feeling in all of these tunes of a real person telling you the lessons not only in the words of these songs, but in between the words, behind the words, even the truth the words hide. Playing this and other records of this period are more like having the man over your place. You need to pull out some of your best whiskey. Sit down, pay attention, listen, and learn and gain not just some of his music, but some of his life!"
Simple but deep.
Tony Thomas | 04/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lonnie Johnson is the one of the blues masters who influenced Jimi Hendrix. Lonnie Johnson creates melody and harmony at the same time without sweeping a chord. This style reminds me Nicolo Paganini, a classical music violinist, and Joe Pass, a modern Jass guitarist. 'click'"
Lonnie Johnson's blues classics...
Tony Thomas | 09/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lonnie Johnson's solo guitar and vocal. This is a classic. His famous guitar phrases are everywhere. This CD is as touching as John Lee Hooker's "Country Blues of John Lee Hooker" and Lightnin' Hopkins' "Autobiography in Blues". Those are all highly recommended."