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The Resource The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights, Dean Alger

The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights, Dean Alger

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The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights
Title
The original guitar hero and the power of music
Title remainder
the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Dean Alger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lonnie Johnson (1894-1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B.B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father's band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched. Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter's famous "Savoy Blues" with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death. This is the first full-length work on Johnson. Dean Alger answers many biographical mysteries, including how many members of Johnson's large family were left after the epidemic. He also places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil rights. Finally, Alger analyzes Johnson's major recordings in terms of technique and style
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Biography type
individual biography
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10317064
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Alger, Dean
Dewey number
  • 782.421643092
  • B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
North Texas lives of musicians series
Series volume
number 8
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  • Johnson, Lonnie
  • Johnson, Lonnie
  • Johnson, Lonnie
  • African American guitarists
  • Blues musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Music and race
  • African American guitarists
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Blues musicians
  • Music and race
  • United States
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the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights
Label
The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights, Dean Alger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The legendary Lonnie Johnson, one of the most important musicians of the 20th century : musicians and progress on civil rights -- New Orleans music -- St. Louis blues -- Playing with the strings : part 1 -- Playing with the strings : part 2 -- Workin' man : Chicago blues -- Rhythm & blues -- Blues revival in the '60s : comeback again -- The legacy of Lonnie J : the guitar in 20th century music -- Appendix 1 : Lyrics to Alger tribute song : "The legendary Lonnie J" -- Appendix 2 : Blues, jazz, and their significance; musicians and civil rights and Alger's review of Sidney Bechet's instrumental recording of "Strange fruit" -- Appendix 3 : Guide to recordings / Lonnie Johnson and relevant others
Control code
1020592
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781574415469
Lccn
2013050120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781574415469
  • (OCoLC)866766755
Label
The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights, Dean Alger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legendary Lonnie Johnson, one of the most important musicians of the 20th century : musicians and progress on civil rights -- New Orleans music -- St. Louis blues -- Playing with the strings : part 1 -- Playing with the strings : part 2 -- Workin' man : Chicago blues -- Rhythm & blues -- Blues revival in the '60s : comeback again -- The legacy of Lonnie J : the guitar in 20th century music -- Appendix 1 : Lyrics to Alger tribute song : "The legendary Lonnie J" -- Appendix 2 : Blues, jazz, and their significance; musicians and civil rights and Alger's review of Sidney Bechet's instrumental recording of "Strange fruit" -- Appendix 3 : Guide to recordings / Lonnie Johnson and relevant others
Control code
1020592
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781574415469
Lccn
2013050120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781574415469
  • (OCoLC)866766755

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