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Lonnie Brooks R.I.P.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:00 am
by john poole
Another one gone - Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks passed away on Saturday, aged 83
http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/2017/04/02/lon ... at-age-83/

He was born Lee Baker in Louisiana, and first recorded for Goldband Records as "Guitar Jr." in the late 1950s - 'The Crawl', probably his best known record for Goldband, much later picked up by the Fabulous Thunderbirds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88onRTtVmYg

He began calling himself Lonnie Brooks when he moved to Chicago ' 'Figure Head' was one of his early singles under his new name (1964/5; USA Records)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwGkI8ltfMU
with Billy "The Kid" Emerson - organ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Brooks

R.I.P.