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Tommy Johnson 1928 - 1929

Tommy Johnson; vocal , guitar.
With contributions by; Charlie McCoy , guitar; Kid Ernest Michall, clarinet, Charley Taylor, piano and others...
Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Blues guitar.
Informative booklet notes by Paul Oliver.
Detailed discography.
Charley Patton is often considered to be the father of the Mississippi Blues, and the young, ill-fated Robert Johnson epitomised the Mississippi Blues as its most agonised exponent. But there is no doubt that the music of Tommy Johnson epitomised the Mississippi Blues at its most expressive and poetic. Johnson achieved the perfection of a regional vocal and instrumental tradition, while realising its potential for the development of a unique and personal means of communication. Continued...

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