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Frank in the swamps Lonnie Johnson-Delmore Bros connection? (8) RE: Lonnie Johnson-Delmore Bros connection? 19 Jul 00


O.k. Just to spoil everybody's pun.

On the Red Hot Jazz archives (I think it's in the links, but if not, it's an easy search...Red Hot Jazz Archives) there are a couple of recordings of L.J. and the great jazz guitarist Eddie Lang, but due to the racial crap of the day, Eddie recorded under the name "Blind Willie Dunn". Some really sizzling work from two musicians who blended together like cream & coffee. Having listened to E. L. recordings with Joe Venuti and Bix Beiderbecke I'd always been impressed with his ability to run short, but highly effective melodic lines through his accompanying chordal work, but when I heard these recordings I think I got a clue as to where he derived much of his guitar thinking. How astonishing that one of the early jazz greats was so rooted in the the blues!!!

Frank i.t.s.


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