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Guitar Blues (Album Version)
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C.C. Rider
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Backwater Blues
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St. Louis Blues [Album Version]
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Careless Love

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Lonnie Johnson

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Blues guitar simply would not have developed in the manner that it did if not for the prolific brilliance of Lonnie Johnson. He was there to help define the instrument's future within the genre and the genre's future itself at the very beginning, his melodic conception so far advanced from most of his prewar peers as to inhabit a plane all his own. For more than 40 years, Johnson played blues, jazz, and ballads his way; he was a true blues originator whose influence hung heavy o... Read more

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