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Losing Game
Lonnie Johnson
Losing Game
Genres: Country, Blues, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Lonnie Johnson
Title: Losing Game
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Obc
Release Date: 11/5/1991
Genres: Country, Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218054324, 0090204062645, 025218054348

CD Reviews

Lonnie is his own man
Horse Snakes | Portland, OR USA | 08/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While not as complex as his earlier recordings, Lonnie says just as much here with fewer notes. His voice is suberb. After each phrase he sings, he hold the last note well into the subsequent guitar licks he plays. Truly an instrument of its own. His guitar playing, too, is uniquely his own. I've never heard anyone else play leads like he does, and rarely do you hear an acoustic guitarist play leads without backing accompaniment. Lonnie achieves it without sounding empty, a true feat. What also sets him apart is his truly original lyrics. None of 'em are typical of any other lyricist. Also recommended are his Sings 24 Twelve Bar Blues, an LP he did for King in the 50's with a full band, and The Living Room Sessions, a CD that came out a couple of years ago that has him playing solo on electric guitar at an informal house party in the late 60's. OK, his 20's stuff is incredible, too, but everyone knows that!"
The feel of the blues comes through
Jostein Berntsen | Porsgrunn, Norway | 03/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The feel of the blues comes through in every note on this album. The sixies was an active period for Lonnie, recording 5 albums for Original Blues Classics, and this record is my favourite from this period. Lonnie Johnson's mastery of blues and ballads is evident in the beautiful versions of 'What a difference a day makes' and 'Summertime'. He plays piano on 'Evil Woman', at the rest of the album he does solo performances on guitar. 'Slow and easy' is a groovy instrumental. Take this home and play it!"