Johnny Adams

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": blues soul new orleans rhythm and blues jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Lathan John Adams, 5 January 1932, New Orleans, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 September 1998, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. A former member of several gospel groups, Adams’ first recordings appeared in 1959 on Ric Records. Three years later he secured a minor R&B success with ‘A Losing Battle’, a slow ballad co-written by Dr. John. In 1968 he joined Shelby Singleton’s SSS International outlet and enjoyed a hit the following year with ‘Reconsider Me’, an inspired piece of country soul. Although subsequent releases failed to match this performance, the strong 1969 album Heart & Soul followed. Adams signed with Atlantic Records in the early 70s, but his work there was disappointing. A later move to Ariola Records resulted in a remake of Conway Twitty’s two-year-old country hit, ‘After All The Good Is Gone’, giving Adams a 1978 US R&B chart entry. He then recorded for various labels, including, notably, Rounder Records....

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