Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson

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Alfonzo "Lonnie" Johnson (February 8, 1894 – June 6, 1970) was a pioneering blues and jazz singer/guitarist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. There is some dispute over the year of his birth, but 1894 is what appears on his passport. He was a pioneer of jazz guitar as the first to play single-string guitar solos. Raised in a family of musicians, Johnson studied violin and guitar as a child, but concentrated on the latter throughout his professional career.

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Top Albums

  • Playing With the Strings
    Playing With the Strings
  • 1928-1952 Original Guitar Wiz
    1928-1952 Original Guitar Wiz
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 4 (1928 - 1929)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 4 (1928 - 1929)
  • A Life In Music Selected Sides 1925 - 1953
    A Life In Music Selected Sides 1925 - 1953
  • Steppin' On The Blues
    Steppin' On The Blues
  • The Complete Folkways Recordings
    The Complete Folkways Recordings
  • Me and My Crazy Self
    Me and My Crazy Self
  • Guitar Blues
    Guitar Blues
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 2  (1926 - 1927)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 2 (1926 - 1927)
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 1 1937 - 1940
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 1 1937 - 1940
  • Blues & Ballads
    Blues & Ballads
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 5 (1929 - 1930)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 5 (1929 - 1930)
  • Blues by Lonnie Johnson
    Blues by Lonnie Johnson
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 3 (1927 - 1928)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 3 (1927 - 1928)
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 7 (1931 - 1932)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 7 (1931 - 1932)
  • Hot Fingers
    Hot Fingers
  • Tomorrow Night
    Tomorrow Night
  • The Originator of the Modern Guitar Blues
    The Originator of the Modern Guitar Blues
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 1 (1925-1926)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 1 (1925-1926)
  • Johnson Junction (The Blues District)
    Johnson Junction (The Blues District)
  • Losing Game
    Losing Game
  • All Time Blues Greats
    All Time Blues Greats
  • Lonnie Johnson Selected Favorites, Vol. 6
    Lonnie Johnson Selected Favorites, Vol. 6
  • Lonnie Johnson Selected Favorites, Vol. 4
    Lonnie Johnson Selected Favorites, Vol. 4
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 2 1940 - 1942
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 2 1940 - 1942
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 6 (1930 - 1931)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 6 (1930 - 1931)
  • Blues Masters Vol. 4
    Blues Masters Vol. 4
  • Idle Hours
    Idle Hours
  • He's a Jelly Roll Baker
    He's a Jelly Roll Baker
  • Lonnie Johnson: 50 Blues Classics
    Lonnie Johnson: 50 Blues Classics
  • Backwater Blues
    Backwater Blues
  • Back Water Blues
    Back Water Blues
  • 1948-1949
    1948-1949
  • Lonnie Johnson (The Big Blues Collection)
    Lonnie Johnson (The Big Blues Collection)
  • Blues in my soul
    Blues in my soul
  • Jazz Legends: Lonnie Johnson
    Jazz Legends: Lonnie Johnson
  • A Handful of Riffs
    A Handful of Riffs
  • Rambler's Blues
    Rambler's Blues
  • The Very Best of Lonnie Johnson
    The Very Best of Lonnie Johnson
  • Get Yourself Together
    Get Yourself Together
  • 1949-1952
    1949-1952
  • Swing Out Rhythm
    Swing Out Rhythm
  • Lonnie Johnson Vol. 3 (1944-1947)
    Lonnie Johnson Vol. 3 (1944-1947)
  • Falling Rain Blues
    Falling Rain Blues
  • The Original Guitar Wizard
    The Original Guitar Wizard
  • Essential Blues Masters
    Essential Blues Masters
  • 1947-1948
    1947-1948
  • Lonnie Johnson - Vol. 2 (1925-1941)
    Lonnie Johnson - Vol. 2 (1925-1941)

Lonnie Johnson. Artist Bio

Alfonzo "Lonnie" Johnson (February 8, 1894 – June 6, 1970) was a pioneering blues and jazz singer/guitarist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. There is some dispute over the year of his birth, but 1894 is what appears on his passport. He was a pioneer of jazz guitar as the first to play single-string guitar solos. Raised in a family of musicians, Johnson studied violin and guitar as a child, but concentrated on the latter throughout his professional career.

Read more about Lonnie Johnson on Last.fm.


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