Lonnie Johnson Portraits in Blues Vol. 6 180g LP
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Blues guitar simply would not have developed in the manner that it did if not
for the prolific brilliance of Lonnie Johnson. He was there to help define the
instrument's future within the genre and the genre's future itself at the very
beginning, his melodic conception so far advanced from most of his pre-war peers
as to inhabit a plane all his own.
For more than 40 years, Johnson played blues, jazz, and ballads his way; he was
a true blues originator whose influence hung heavy on a host of subsequent blues
immortals. Johnson's influence was massive, touching everyone from Robert
Johnson, whose seminal approach bore strong resemblance to that of his older
namesake, to Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, who each paid heartfelt tribute
with versions of "Tomorrow Night" while at Sun.
Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 16, 1963. Remastered by Sean Magee at
Abbey Road Studios.
• Limited Edition
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Audiophile Re-mastering
• 180g vinyl
Lonnie Johnson, guitar, vocal
Otis Spann, piano
1. Tomorrow Night
2. Clementine Blues
3. See See Rider
4. Raining on the Cold, Cold Ground
5. Jelly Jelly
6. Too Late to Cry
7. Call Me Darling
8. Why Did You Go
9. Swingin' With Lonnie
10. Please Help Me