Happy Friday to all the bloggers out there: Lets keep the internet alive and free, for everyone: reblog, and reblog, so everyone slows down, and hears to begin to listen, to start to enjoy: That’s life!

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Lonnie Johnson, Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson, 1894-1970, he played with Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington, with Eddie Lang or Bessie Smith.

above audio file: me, trying to understand the JET BLACK BLUES, 1929 played by Lonnie Johnson, guitar, and King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band … originally performed in Eb, I turned the strings a half tone down …
call me a relic, call me what you will,
say I’m old fashioned, say I’m over the hill,
today’s music ain’t got the same soul
I like the old time’s blues men roll…
2) Lonnie Johnson and King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band
performing the JET BLACK BLUES, 1929:

3) video, featuring him on stage,
“Too Late To Cry”:

4) distinguished audio:
Deep Minor Rhythm Stomp (1929)
duo with Blind Willie Dunn = pseudonym for Eddie Lang (October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933)

5) historical, 1928,
“playing with the…

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  1. Pingback: ‘Lonesome Jail Blues’ LONNIE JOHNSON (1926) « Throughhisown's Weblog

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  3. thank you for reblogging, George!


    • My pleasure, really, I was so touched by it, it changed the way I felt about this day, today. So I’m getting ready for some wild, and semi-wild adventures: Hope to run into some photo-worthy subjects! Thanks for the great music.


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