Lonnie Johnson Guitarist

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 strings”:

6) an online guitar lesson
by Ari Eisinger:


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