Blues, Ballads And Jumpin' Jazz

Lonnie Johnson

Blues Ballads And Jumpin Jazz
  • CAT # OBCCD-570-25

    1. Lester Leaps In 6:13
    2. Blue And All Alone 5:39
    3. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 6:50
    4. C-jam Blues 4:12
    5. New Orleans Blues 2:21
    6. Careless Love 4:58
    7. Stormy Weather 10:34
    8. Stormy Weather 10:34
    9. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O... 5:28
    10. Birth Of The Blues 2:54

Blues and Ballads, a 1960 album that paired Lonnie Johnson with fellow guitarist Elmer Snowden, produced some of the most moving performances of Johnson's prolific career. Now, 38 years later, comes more from that remarkable session. Four tracks are typically melancholy Johnson vocals featuring his sweetly stinging guitar, while the other six are instrumentals showcasing Snowden's rhythmically riveting jazz attack. One of those, the gently loping "Careless Love," is a Johnson-Snowden guitar duet that recalls Johnson's celebrated work of three decades earlier with Eddie Lang.

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