Jet Blues

Every morning before breakfast I like to meditate playing some fingerstyle blues on my acoustic guitar. This time I’ve been inspired by Lonnie Johnson and King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band performing the JET BLACK BLUES, 1929. I don’t know why a black jet is in the title, because 1929 no one had black jets…
reply by Martin Addison / 2e0mca: I think “Jet Black” is a colour reference rather than a precognition of the Jet Aircraft 😉
SR-71 & F-106s
title=”SR-71 & F-106s” photo by Alabama Geographer = Tim Heinse,
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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.
easy print version at

Lonnie Johnson and band playing in Chicago, 19...

Lonnie Johnson and band playing in Chicago, 1941. Original caption: “Entertainers at Negro tavern. Chicago, Illinois”. Johnson is at left. Other musicians are probably Andrew Harris on string bass (center) and Dan Dixon on rhythm guitar (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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writer, photographer, guitarist

22 responses to “Jet Blues

  1. Beautifully played, Frizz! Lovely way to medidate…


  2. Very nice Frizz!


  3. Well done
    And a good time for praxis

    Morgenstund hat gold im mund
    ( hat ein zahnarzt erfunden, der lebt javon der hand im mund)

    Schönes wochenende

    Lb grüsse


  4. Angelia Sims

    What a sleek shot of the jets! I love all genres of music. It really is a nice way to relax and soothe the soul. 🙂


  5. Gemma

    Your song made me smile. Thanks.


  6. Allan G. Smorra on July 13, 2012 at 8:57 am said:
    How about a few bars of Paint It Black?
    so here it is:


  7. What a great way to start your mornings! You made my afternoon here. Thanks!


  8. A wonderful way to meditate! Lovely playing.


  9. I’m leaving on a jet plane……. (did you know this song/)
    My son asked my why mentioning of a jet plane because he did not know when they started to use jets for carrying passengers


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  12. Very nice FrizzText – an Excellent way to start the day 🙂 I think Jet Black is a colour reference rather than a precognition of the Jet Aircraft 😉


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