Lonnie Johnson

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A hugely influential and original blues musician in the early 1900s, often crossing over into jazz.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Album 1958 Lonesome Road King
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Blues by Lonnie Johnson
1960 Blues by Lonnie Johnson Original Blues Classics
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Blues & Ballads
1960 Blues & Ballads Fantasy / OBC
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Blues, Ballads, and Jumpin' Jazz, Vol. 2
1960 Blues, Ballads, and Jumpin' Jazz, Vol. 2 Original Blues Classics
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Losing Game
1960 Losing Game Original Blues Classics
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Idle Hours
1961 Idle Hours Original Blues Classics
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Another Night to Cry
1962 Another Night to Cry Original Blues Classics
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Stompin' at the Penny
1965 Stompin' at the Penny Legacy / Sony Music Distribution
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Comp 1966 Sings 24 Twelve Bar Blues King
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Comp 1967 The Complete Folkways Recordings Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Album 196? Woman Blues Bluesville Records
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Album 1974 Lonnie Johnson
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Comp 1976 Tomorrow Night Saar
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Comp 1977 Bawdy Blues Original Blues Classics / Prestige
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Comp 1977 Bluebird No. 13 RCA
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Comp 197? Mr. Johnson Blues [Mamush/Aim] Aim Records
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Comp 1980 The Originator of Modern Guitar Blues Blues Boy
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Comp 1980 Woke Up This Morning, Blues in My Fingers: Vocals and Instrumentals, 1927-1932 Original Jazz
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Comp 1981 It Feels Good Queendisc
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Comp 1983 Mr. Trouble Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Comp 1983 Tears Don't Fall No More Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Comp 1983 Blues Roots, Vol. 8 (Swingin' with Lonnie) SLP
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Comp 1990 Steppin' on the Blues Columbia / Legacy
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Comp 1991 Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 7: 1931-1932 Document
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Comp 1991 Me and My Crazy Self Charly Records
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Comp 1991 Complete 1937 to June 1947 Recordings, Vol. 2: 22 May 1940 to 13 February 1942 Blues Documents
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Comp 1991 Blues Masters Storyville
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Comp 1991 Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 1: 1925-1926 Document
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Comp 1991 Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 2: 1926-1927 Document
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Comp 1991 Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 4: 1928-1929 Document
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Comp 1991 Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 6: 1930-1931 Document
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Comp 1992 He's a Jelly Roll Baker Bluebird RCA
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Comp 1992 Complete 1937 to June 1947 Recordings, Vol. 1: 8 November 1937 to 22 May 1940 Document
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Comp 1992 Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 5: 1929-1930 Document
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Comp 1992 Complete 1937 to June 1947 Recordings, Vol. 3: 14 December 1944 to 2 June 1947 Document
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Comp 1994 Playing with the Strings [JSP] JSP
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Comp 1995 Blues in My Fingers: The Essential Recordings of Lonnie Johnson Indigo
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Comp 1996 Essential [Collector's Edition] Collector's Edition
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Comp 1998 Blues in My Soul 1937/1946 EPM
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Comp 1998 Blue Guitars, Vols. 1 & 2 Beat Goes On
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Comp 1999 Hot Fingers [Catfish/Arpeggio Blues] Catfish
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Comp 2000 Swing Out Rhythm Culture Press
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Comp 2000 The Unsung Blues Legend: The Living Room Sessions Blues Magnet
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Comp 2001 The Essential [Classic Blues] Classic Blues
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Comp 2001 Les Incontournables WEA
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Comp 2002 The First of the Guitar Heroes: 1925-1947 Frémeaux & Associés
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Comp 2002 Rambler's Blues Our World
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Comp 2002 Four Acoustic Guitar Giants EPM
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Comp 2003 King of the Blues, Vol. 14: Hot Fingers P-Vine Records
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Comp 2003 The Rhythm and Blues Years, Vol. 2 EPM
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Comp 2004 Playing with the Strings [Snapper] Snapper
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Comp 2005 The Original Guitar Wizard Proper Records
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Comp 2005 The Best of Lonnie Johnson Blues Forever
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Comp 2005 The Very Best of Lonnie Johnson Collectables
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Comp 2005 1949-1952 Classics
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Comp 2007 1948-1949 Classics
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Comp 2007 The Essential Blue Archive: Why Should I Cry? Blue Label / SPV
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Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson
2008 Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson Range Records
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Comp 2008 1947-1948 Classics
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Comp 2008 Portraits in Blues, Vol. 6 Pure Pleasure Records
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Comp 2009 A Life in Music Selected Sides 1925-1953 JSP
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Comp 2012 A Handful of Riffs Cherished Records
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Comp 2013 The Blues Effect: Lonnie Johnson Reloaded
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Comp 2016 Four Classic Albums Avid Roots / Avid UK
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Comp 2017 Vol. 1: 1925-1929
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Comp 2018 Blues by Lonnie Johnson/Losing Game
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Comp 2018 Blues Stay Away From Me: Selected Singles As & Bs 1947-1953 Jasmine Records
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Comp Selected Favorites, Vol. 5 Charly Records
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Comp Selected Favorites, Vol. 3 Charly Records
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Comp Selected Favorites, Vol. 4 Charly Records
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Comp Selected Favorites, Vol. 1 Charly Records
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Comp Selected Favorites, Vol. 2 Charly Records
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Comp The Blues of Lonnie Johnson Swaggie
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Comp Nothing But the Blues Prestige Elite Records
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Comp The Lonnie Johnson Collection: 1925-1952 Acrobat Music
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Comp Lonnie Johnson, Vol. 3 (1927-1928) Document
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Comp Hot Fingers [Proper] Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp Jersey Belle Blues Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vols. 1-7
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Comp Complete Recorded Works (1925-1932), Vol. 3 Document
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Comp Complete 1937 to June 1947 Recordings, Vols. 1-3 Document
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Comp Selected Favorites, Vol. 6 Charly Records
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Comp Mr. Johnson's Blues [Proper] Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp You Can't Buy Love Charly Records
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Comp 12 Blues Classics Int'l Marketing Grp
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