Lonnie McIntosh, 18 July 1941, Harrison, Indiana, USA. Lonnie Mack began playing guitar while still a child, drawing early influence from a local blues musician, Ralph Trotts, as well as established figures Merle Travis and Les Paul. He later led a C&W act, Lonnie And The Twilighters, and by 1961 was working regularly with the Troy Seals Band. The following year, Mack recorded his exhilarating instrumental version of Chuck Berrys Memphis. By playing his Gibson Flying V guitar through a Leslie cabinet, the revolving device that gives the Hammond organ its distinctive sound, Mack created a striking, exciting style. Memphis eventually reached the US Top 5, while an equally urgent original, Wham, subsequently broached the Top 30. The Wham Of That Memphis Man! confirmed the artists vibrant skill, which drew on blues, gospel and country traditions. Several tracks, notably Ill Keep You...
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