Johnson Lonnie-(2CDS) Selected Singles 1947-53

While known primarily for his pre- war discography, in this era he embraces the world of R&B and enjoys several chart hits in an often very pop orientated style or  hard-core blues mode. Johnson's breakout hit for the King label was his version of the 1939 pop hit "Tomorrow Night". This peculiar choice topped the R&B charts for seven weeks and made the pop top 20, selling a reputed 3 million copies. The song also made an impact on Elvis Presley who recorded it during his tenure at Sun Records as did label mate, Jerry Lee Lewis. Lavern Baker had a hit with it in 1956 and Bob Dylan featured it on his 1992 Album 'Good As I Been To You'. Featured on his King sessions that lasted until 1962 are more chart hits and R&B session players and band leaders of the calibre of Todd Rhodes, Tiny Bradshaw, Hal Singer, Red Prysock and Hot Lips Page. Also included here in its entirety is his 1953 session recorded for Rama Records in New York.......

Disc: 1
  1. Tomorrow Night
  2. What A Woman
  3. Happy New Year, Darling
  4. Friendless Blues
  5. What A Real Woman
  6. I Want My Baby
  7. Drunk Again
  8. Falling Rain Blues
  9. Jelly Roll Baker
  10. In Love Again
  11. Pleasing You - As Long As I Live
  12. Good Night Darling
  13. I Know It's Love
  14. You're Mine You
  15. Backwater Blues
  16. Bewildered
  17. Playing Around
  18. So Tired
  19. My My Baby
  20. Don't Play Bad With My Love
  21. I Found A Dream
  22. You Take Romance
  23. She's So Sweet
  24. Confused
  25. Blues Stay Away From Me
  26. I'm So Afraid
  27. Troubles Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Disc: 2
  1. I'm So Crazy For Love
  2. Nothin' Clickin' Chicken
  3. Little Rockin' Chair
  4. Nobody's Lovin' Me
  5. When I'm Gone - Will It Still Be Me
  6. Nothing But Trouble
  7. Why Should I Cry?
  8. Take Me I'm Yours
  9. It Was All In Vain
  10. You Only Want Me When You're Lonely
  11. Darlin'
  12. Seven Long Days
  13. My Mothers Eyes
  14. Me And My Crazy Self
  15. I'm Guilty
  16. Can't Sleep Anymore
  17. You Can't Buy Love
  18. Just Another Day
  19. Don't Make Me Cry Baby
  20. My Woman Is Gone
  21. Will You Remember
  22. Stick With It Baby
  23. Vaya Con Dios
  24. It's Been So Long
  25. This Love Of Mine
  26. I Found A Dream
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