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Lonnie Johnson (III) (1894–1970)

Born Alonzo Johnson in New Orleans, LA, in 1894, Lonnie Johnson is widely considered to be the first great modern blues guitarist. Legendary guitarists from Robert Johnson to T-Bone Walker to B.B. King have acknowledged his influence on their music. From the 1920s, when he started his career, to the 1960s, when he ended it, he recorded hundreds of... See full bio »

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Shutter Island
Shutter Island Soundtrack
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music
Arena Soundtrack


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 2010 Shutter Island (performer: "TOMORROW NIGHT" (1939))
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game) (performer: "I'm Not Rough", "The Mooche", "Jet Black Blues") / (writer: "Jet Black Blues")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "Too Late To Cry")
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Buddy Holly (1985) ... (performer: "See See Rider") / (writer: "See See Rider")
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 1970 Blues Like Showers of Rain (Short)
Himself - Blues Musician (voice)
 1963 I Hear the Blues (TV Movie)
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 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary)
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Single (w/Louis Armstrong): "I'm Not Rough". See more »

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Blues/Jazz guitarist and banjoist.

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