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Lonnie Johnson's Guitar

02/08/10 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdate of a central figure in early blues and jazz guitar, Lonnie Johnson and his recordings with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Eddie Lang. We also sample some of the riches that New Orleans has to offer: black brass marching bands, The Tan Canary (Johnny Adams), Professor Longhair, James Booker and more.

Playlist

9:00pm

Who-oo? You-oo, That's Who!
Artist Name: Annette Hanshaw
Composer: M. Ager-J. Yellen
Soloists: Annette Hanshaw-Vocals ; Adrian Rollini-Bass Sax ; Joe Venuti-Violin ; Eddie Lang-Guitar ; Vic Berton-Drums, Tympani
CD/Album: The Classic Columbia And Okeh Joe Venuti And Eddie Lange Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 8-213
Release Year: 1927
 

9:03pm

Savoy Blues
Artist Name: Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Composer: E. Ory
Soloists: Louis Armstrong-Cornet ; John St. Cyr-Guitar ; Lonnie Johnson-12-String Guitar ; Kid Ory-Trombone ; Johnny Dodds-Clarinet ; Lil Armstrong-Piano
CD/Album: Progressions: 100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 86462
Release Year: 1927
Note: Birthday: Lonnie Johnson 2.8.1899
 

9:07pm

Two-Tone Stomp; Have To Change Keys To Play These Blues
Artist Name: Lonnie Johnson And Blind Willie Dunn
Composer: L. Johnson, E. Lang
Soloists: Lonnie Johnson-Guitar ; Eddie Lang-Guitar
CD/Album: The Classic Columbia And Okeh Joe Venuti And Eddie Lange Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 8-213
Release Year: 1928
Note: Birthday: Lonnie Johnson 2.8.1899
 

9:13pm

The Mooche
Artist Name: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Lonnie Johnson-Guitar
CD/Album: The Okeh Ellington
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 46177
Release Year: 1928
Note: Birthday: Lonnie Johnson 2.8.1899
 

9:16pm

Hot And Bothered
Artist Name: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Lonnie Johnson-Guitar
CD/Album: The Essential
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 89281
Release Year: 1928
Note: Birthday: Lonnie Johnson 2.8.1899
 

9:19pm

That's A Plenty
Artist Name: Kenneth "Jethro" Burns
Soloists: Kenneth "Jethro" Burns-Mandolin ; Don Stiernberg-Rhythm Guitar
CD/Album: Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin
Record co./Cat #: Acoustic Disc 15
Release Year: 1995
 

9:22pm

I Have To Do My Time
Artist Name: Lonnie Johnson
Composer: Lonnie Johnson
Soloists: Lonnie Johnson-Guitar
CD/Album: Roots N' Blues-The Retrospective: Disc Two
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 47911
Note: Birthday: Lonnie Johnson 2.8.1899
 

9:25pm

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Artist Name: Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
Composer: Fields-McHugh
Soloists: Louis Armstrong-Vocals & Trumpet ; Lonnie Johnson-Guitar
CD/Album: The Essential
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 89290
Release Year: 1929
Note: Birthday: Lonnie Johnson 2.8.1899
 

9:28pm

On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: James Booker-Vocals, Piano
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2027
Release Year: 1977
 

9:30pm

Four Or Five Times
Artist Name: Jimmie Noone
Composer: Hellman-Gay
Soloists: Jimmie Noone-Clarinet ; Earl Hines-Piano
CD/Album: Apex Blues
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca 633-2
Release Year: 1928
 

9:34pm

Longhair's Blues-Rhumba
Artist Name: Professor Longhair
Composer: Roy Byrd
Soloists: Professor Longhair-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano
Record co./Cat #: Atlantic Jazz 81419-2
Release Year: 1949
 

9:43pm

Lazy Afternoon
Artist Name: Paul Meyers Quartet
Composer: John Latouche-Jerome Moross
Soloists: Andy Bey-Vocals ; Paul Meyers-Guitars ; Frank Wess-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Featuring Frank Wess
Record co./Cat #: Miles High Records 8609
Release Year: 2010
Note: New
 

9:48pm

Kidd Jordan's Second Line
Artist Name: The Rebirth Brass Band
Composer: Edward "Kidd" Jordan
CD/Album: ReBirth Kickin' It Live
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2106-2
Release Year: 1990
 

9:52pm

Blinded By Love
Artist Name: Johnny Adams
Composer: Doc Pomus-Mac Rebennack
Soloists: Johnny Adams-Vocals ; Dr. John-Piano ; Duke Robillard-Guitar
CD/Album: Sings Doc Pomus - The Real Me
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2109
Release Year: 1991
 

10:00pm

Pixie
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: James Booker
Soloists: James Booker-Piano
CD/Album: Junco Partner
Record co./Cat #: Hannibal 1359
Release Year: 1976
 

10:04pm

Sheik Of Araby
Artist Name: Harry Connick, Jr.
Composer: Harry B. Smith, Ted Snyder, Francis Wheeler
Soloists: Harry Connick, Jr.-Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: Oh, My NOLA
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 88851 2
Release Year: 2007
 

10:09pm

Everybody Loves My Baby
Artist Name: The Boswell Sisters
Composer: Palmer-Williams
Soloists: Conee Boswell-Lead Vocals ; Martha Boswell-Piano
CD/Album: The Boswell Sisters Collection, Vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: Nostalgia Arts 3007
Release Year: 1932
 

10:11pm

Bye n' Bye/Paul Barbarin Secord Line
Artist Name: Lucien Barbarin
CD/Album: It's Good To Be Home
Record co./Cat #: www.lucienbarbarin.com
Release Year: 2007
 

10:17pm

Caravan
Artist Name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Composer: Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington
CD/Album: My Feet Can't Fail Me Now
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 43005
Release Year: 1985
 

10:23pm

Un Soir No. 2 (Meringue)
Artist Name: Fabre Duroseau
Composer: Duroseau
Soloists: Fabre Duroseau-Piano
CD/Album: Haitian Piano
Record co./Cat #: Smithsonian/Folkways 6837
Release Year: 1952
 

10:25pm

Long, Long Journey
Artist Name: Allen Toussant
Composer: Leonard Feather
Soloists: Allen Toussant-Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: The Bright Mississippi
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 480380-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 

10:30pm

Love Lifted Me
Artist Name: Swan Silvertones
CD/Album: Love Lifted Me/My Rock
Record co./Cat #: Specialty 7202-2
 

10:33pm

Cookin' In Style
Artist Name: Johnny Adams
Composer: Percy Mayfield
Soloists: Johnny Adams-Vocals ; Dr. Lonnie Smith-Hammond B3 Organ ; Donald Harrison-Alto Sax
CD/Album: One Foot In The Blues
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2144
Release Year: 1996
 

10:36pm

New Day
Artist Name: Alvin "Red" Tyler
Composer: Johnny Vidacovich
Soloists: Alvin "Red" Tyler-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Heritage
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2047
Release Year: 1986
 

10:45pm

Backroad
Artist Name: Jeremy Pelt
Composer: Dwayne Burno
Soloists: Jeremy Pelt-Trumpet ; Danny Grissett-Piano
CD/Album: Men Of Honor
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7203
Release Year: 2010
Note: New
 

10:52pm

Doodlin'
Artist Name: Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
Composer: Horace Silver
Soloists: Horace Silver-Piano ; Kenny Dorham-Trumpet ; Hank Mobley-Tenor Sax ; Art Blakey-Drums
CD/Album: Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 46140-2
Release Year: 1954
 
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