Violin, Sing The Blues For Me African-American Fiddlers on Early Phonograph Records

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Lonnie Johnson, Miscellaneous

Author : Marshall Wyatt

Source : OldHatRecords.com

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“When Lonnie Johnson exclaimed, “Violin, sing the blues for me!” during a recording session for Okeh Records in 1928, he was in top form, performing with passion and artistry on the instrument that was his first love- the fiddle. By the time Johnson recorded his Violin Blues, he was already one of the most prolific and influential musicians in the field of blues, an African-American musical form then dominated by guitar players, just as it is today. Johnson himself led a long and illustrious career as a guitarist, and is primarily remembered for his dazzling mastery of that instrument.”

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