Johnnie Lewis

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... read moreJohnie Lewis was a decent, if unexceptional, singer and guitarist in the Southern rural style, particularly accomplished at playing slide. Though he was born in Alabama and grew into adulthood in Georgia, Lewis spent most of his life in Chicago, moving the city in the 1930s. A painter by profession...

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Hobo Blues
4:31
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Comb My Baby's Hair
2:51
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North Carolina Blues
3:46
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My Little Gal
3:57
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Baby, Listen To Me Howl
4:26

Biography

Active: 1970s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Johnie Lewis was a decent, if unexceptional, singer and guitarist in the Southern rural style, particularly accomplished at playing slide. Though he was born in Alabama and grew into adulthood in Georgia, Lewis spent most of his life in Chicago, moving the city in the 1930s. A painter by profession, Lewis only pursued music as an avocation, but through one of his painting jobs, he came to the notice of a filmmaker doing a documentary about Chicago blues. His appearance in that film lead to recording sessions for Arhoolie in the early '70s. ~ Richie Unterberger~ Rovi

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