Eyes on Vintage

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lonnie Johnson

Alonzo "LonnieJohnson (February 8, 1899 – June 16, 1970) was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist and songwriter who pioneered the role of  jazz guitar and is recognized as the first to play single-string guitar solos Johnson was not only one of the few black blues musicians invited to be 'guest featured' on a number of jazz recording sessions, he was also one of the only classic 1920's blues artists to have a revived a high-charting career after WWII.