Johnny Jones

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": blues funk guitar soul karlsruhe guitarblues allboutguitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s


17 August 1936, Edes, Tennessee, USA. Jones is one of the most respected of a clutch of blues artists who have found themselves a niche in the country-dominated musical climate of Nashville, Tennessee. A fixture at local clubs with his band the Imperial Seven, by the 80s his musical ambitions had been subsumed by financial considerations, and he can still be found running his own soul food café in Nashville. Jones travelled to Memphis at the age of 13, witnessing his first live blues performance by Joe Hill Louis, before moving with his mother to Chicago in the early 50s when his parents separated. There, he was exposed to all the blues greats of the era, including Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, and he shared an apartment with harmonica player Walter McCollum. Together they formed a small group, working regularly with Junior Wells and Freddie King. After a brief return to Memphis, Jones moved back to Nashville and became a studio guitarist, working on a...

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