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George wanted to take Lonzie to record with Albert Macon and Robert Thomas, and the daughter was hesitant to let Lonzie get in a car with George, or with anybody, but George reassured her. So George helped him in the car, and put the car in reverse, and drove directly into a nearby ditch. Lonzie turned and said, "Man, George, you may as well let me drive!" - Fred Fussell describes George Mitchell chauffeuring the blind Lonzie Thomas to a recording session, from notes to The George Mitchell Collection

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Offline crawlinkingsnake

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Tommy Johnson
« on: October 22, 2012, 03:58:47 PM »
This weekend in Jackson/Crystal Springs, MS.
Thur Oct 25th 10:30AM ?The Life & Legacy of a Trailblazer of Blues? at the Mississippi State Capitol, Room 113
Fri Oct 26th 10:30AM at Wisteria Bed & Breakfast, Crystal Springs, Skip Henderson of the Mt Zion Memorial Fund officially dedicates the historic road leading to the cemetery. Included will be a brunch reception.
Fri Oct 26th 12 noon ribbon cutting at Warm Springs Methodist Cemetery in Crystal Springs with ?special guests?.
Sat Oct 27th Tommy Johnson Memorial Blues Festival in Jackson. At The Planetarium begins at 11:00am features Ben Payton, Eden Brent and more. Tix $15, host hotel for the weekend events is the Hampton Inn-Coliseum.

for more go to pomeroyblues.org

Offline blueshome

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Re: Tommy Johnson
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 05:28:44 AM »
Bob Long of this parish will no doubt give us some feedback as he is in regular contact with Tommy's family and makes regular visits to Mississippi.

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