Lonnie Brooks

Genres: Blues Comedy
Descriptive "tags": blues blues rock chicago blues rhythm and blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Biography

Lee Baker Junior, 18 December 1933, Dubuisson, Louisiana, USA. Brooks took up the electric guitar while living in Port Arthur, Texas, playing as Guitar Junior with Clifton Chenier and Lonesome Sundown. His first solo record was the local hit ‘Family Rules’, made for Eddie Shuler’s Goldband label in 1957. At this time, he also wrote and recorded ‘Pick Me Up On Your Way Down’ (with Barbara Lynn on backing vocals) and ‘The Crawl’, which was revived 30 years later by the Fabulous Thunderbirds. These tracks were reissued on a Charly album in 1984. Guitar Junior moved to Chicago in 1959, recording and touring with Jimmy Reed. He made an unsuccessful single for Mercury Records (‘The Horse’) before changing his stage name again, to Lonnie Brooks. During the 60s, Brooks performed in the Chicago area, making singles for Midas, Palos, USA and Chess Records, where ‘Let It All Hang Out’ was a local hit. In 1969, he made an...

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