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.
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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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