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Author Topic: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'  (Read 3113 times)

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Offline daddystovepipe

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Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« on: November 09, 2008, 05:32:29 AM »
Hi all,

no doubt my favorite LJ instrumental.



for more info : see the notes next to the video.

Cheers,
Carl/dsp

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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 07:11:24 AM »
One of my Lonnie favourites too, great job.
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Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 08:46:32 AM »
Lovely version Carl, and authentic to boot! For a highly non authentic two guitar version, recorded in the early eighties:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=708017

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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 11:17:05 AM »
Nice work Allan, great mix of Lang/Johnson stuff - nice guitars on the pic too!

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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 07:37:13 PM »
Excellent Carl! If this was 1965 you'd be a star.
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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 01:38:03 AM »
Excellent Carl! If this was 1965 you'd be a star.

Carl is a star in our eyes.  Just a pity he doesn't get the money usually associated with stardom.
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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 04:50:48 AM »
Perhaps I should have been more specific: If this were 1965 there would be an eager and sizable audience for what Carl, and others of us are doing, with plenty of venues to perform at, lucrative record deals and plenty of media exposure. But yes, in terms of the quality of his playing Carl is certainly a star in the present day.
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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 12:08:39 PM »
Thanks OMuck, I know what you mean, life can be cruel  ;)
I'm perfectly happy though with my current status of 'worldfamous in his own livingroom'
Nevertheless I think that we, middle-aged 'amateurs' have an obligation to spread the word as much as possible.  It's amazing how many reactions I get on my Youtubechannel of youngsters discovering country blues (usually via Clapton, Led Zep, White Stripes etc).  If we don't do it country blues will be virtually extinct in 20 years.  I don't see a new Paul Geremia, Bookbinder, Rishell...  Promising youngsters like eg Alvin Heart Youngblood meander to other fields as there is hardly any money in country blues.
I don't need to gig - hate lousy pa's, noisy uninterested audiences etc - my satisfaction is getting youngsters to listen to this wonderful music...
Keep on pickin'
Carl/dsp

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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 01:22:01 PM »
 :o :o :o

WOW...thats all I can say....wow...I better go practice now...

Blue
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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 01:30:19 PM »
Nice job, Daddy S. I am jealous of your liquid bends, tone, OK all of it...

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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 01:26:05 PM »
He's a a star in my mind, and many of the people who are "stars" to others are...Anyway, excellent job! I haven't heard the Lonnie original, but I will seek it out. He was such a brilliant guitarist, and was equally adept at singing Blues, and even covering old Pop standards.

I'd love to see you post another excellent video like this one.
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Re: Lonnie Johnson's 'Got The Blues For The Westend'
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 10:25:47 PM »
Dr. P, check out Daddy Stovepipe's channel, he's got 100 videos up.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 06:16:30 AM by uncle bud »

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