Hooks & Runs

182 - Mr. Johnson's Blues: The Inconvenient Lonnie Johnson w/ Julia Simon

January 04, 2024 Hooks & Runs welcomes Julia Simon on the legendary New Orleans blues and jazz great Lonnie Johnson Season 5 Episode 182
Hooks & Runs
182 - Mr. Johnson's Blues: The Inconvenient Lonnie Johnson w/ Julia Simon
Show Notes

Julia Simon's book, "The Inconvenient Lonnie Johnson," is new in paperback via Penn State University Press. This book, originally released in late 2022, examines the life and times of New Orleans blues and jazz great Lonnie Johnson through his music, from his first cut, "Mr. Johnson's Blues," on Okeh Record in the mid 20s to his unforgettable ballads and jazz songs in the 1960s.

Simon describes the traits that make Johnson inconvenient for scholars and music fans alike in her book and in this interview brings this talented and often misunderstood master of the guitar, violin and voice to life.

Visit Julia Simon at California-Davis, and on Facebook.

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