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JOHNNY YOUNG/ Complete Recordings





JOHNNY YOUNG/ Complete Recordings

           
Né le 1er janvier 1918 à Vicksburg (Ms), Johnny Young a été un des très rares mandolinistes du blues de l'après-guerre. Il a développé sur cet instrument un style proche des guitaristes électriques. Excellent chanteur, voix chaude et expressive, il est aussi un guitariste rythmique très solide qui a contribué à la réussite de nombreux disques.
            Johnny apprend la mandoline avec son oncle Anthony Williams et écoute les disques des Mississippi Sheiks et de Charlie Mc Coy. A Memphis dans les années 30, Young fréquente Sleepy John Estes et Yank Rachell. Il s'installe à Chicago en 1940 et exerce ses talents au marché aux puces de Maxwell Street avec Floyd Jones, Snooky Pryor, Little Walter, Moody Jones et son cousin Johnny Williams. C'est avec ce dernier qu'il enregistre deux 78t en 1947-48 pour de minuscules labels comme Ora Nelle et Planet. Bien qu'il ne fasse plus de disque entre 1948 à 1963, Young demeure une figure familière des clubs du South Side et de Maxwell Street. C'est là que le trouve Pete Welding qui l'enregistre alors substantiellement pour son label Testament. Sa participation à la célèbre série Chicago/ The blues today lui permet de tourner en Amérique et en Europe pour le nouveau public du Blues Revival qu'il séduit par sa faconde, son dynamisme et sa rondeur bonhomme. De 1969 à sa mort d'une crise cardiaque à Chicago le 18 avril 1974, Young a fait partie de l'orchestre du pianiste Bob Riedy avec lequel il a enregistré de belles séances. Young a toujours dû gagner sa vie en dehors de la musique!
            Quelque peu oublié aujourd'hui, il a été un des pionniers du Chicago blues de l'après guerre et nous a légué une oeuvre importante en nombre et en qualité que nous proposons dans son intégralité ici.
            Tous nos remerciements pour leur aide à Alain M., Marc (Fr) et Steve Wisner sans lesquels cette intégrale ne le serait pas.
                                                                       Gérard HERZHAFT

            Born 1st January 1918 in Vicksburg (Ms), Johnny Young has been one of the very few post-war blues mandolinist. He has developed on this instrument a peculiar style, more modern and quite close to what an electric guitar could play. A deep singer with a warm voice, he could also play a very solid and reliable rhythm guitar that made successful many sessions by him and his bluesmen friends.
            Johnny learned the mandolin with his uncle Anthony Williams, taking many ideas also from the Mississippi Sheiks and Charlie Mc Coy. He worked in Memphis in the 1930's and was then part of the musical scene, meeting Yank Rachell who showed him more tricks. Young went to Chicago in 1940 working in the industry (he will never be a full time musician) but playing during the week ends on Maxwell Street Market alongside Floyd and Moody Jones, Snooky Pryor, Little Walter and his own cousin Johnny Williams with whom he will be recording a couple of tracks for tiny labels in 1947-48. Although he won't record again until 1963, Young never gave up playing and was a mainstay of the Maxwell Street blues scene. This is where blues researcher and producer Pete Welding found him. Johnny then became a favorite of the coffeehouses, campuses and recorded quite extensively for Pete with many Chicago blues masters. His participation to the world wide acclaimed Chicago/ The blues Today series brought him more recognition and Johnny toured Europe several times.
            A sensitive and heartfelt man, Johnny Young was a member of the excellent Bob Riedey's blues band and made several more excellent albums until his death from an heart attack in Chicago on 18 April 1974.
            A little bit neglected today, Johnny Young has nevertheless been a true pioneer of the post-war Chicago blues and he leaves us a strong recorded legacy.
            A lot of thanks to Alain M., Marc (Fr) and Steve Wisner for their help and generosity.
                                                           Gérard HERZHAFT

Johnny Young discography

At that time, there is no Johnny Young's album still currently available

26 commentaires:

  1. Thank you very much Gerard for this great post!

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  2. Johnny Young/ Complete Recordings:

    CD1: http://www77.zippyshare.com/v/d2AYxOym/file.html

    CD2: http://www77.zippyshare.com/v/0Y2MaxkU/file.html

    CD3:
    https://mega.co.nz/#!iBhAyT5J!6SXyJv_q0gK8paCDaH4QkTnGIc3DspJBJSqeeFbcaVo

    CD4:
    https://mega.co.nz/#!LJphQTRa!fEKsNNGObjW_dUfgkT3jj2kszjKB6yZhBPVoiFrda98

    CD5:
    https://mega.co.nz/#!mRRT1JoC!xo0a35aajKWKEyJz4cuVvmoy1V3tcDovRJbVHso9fsU

    CD6:
    http://www77.zippyshare.com/v/MpUx6yaY/file.html

    OK?

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    1. thank you very much for your complete work, ciao

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  3. Gerard

    Another excellent compilation. Thanks for this and all of your hard work.

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  4. Another great compilation of "Complete" recordings. Thanks a lot!

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  5. Johnny Young is, IMHOP, one of the greatest and most underrated country/Chicago bluesmen, creator of his own style of blues mandolin, but a fine guitarist and one of my favorite singers as well. No one straddled the two styles like the Great Johnny Young. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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  6. This is wonderful! Thanks for all that you do for us!!!

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  7. extraordinary compilation of a great musician ! thank you for this great job!

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  8. Thanks for this excellent collection ! You did a great job .
    We are very lucky to receive all this great music : MERCI !!

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  9. 6 CDs of the finest Chicago Blues...Great!...Many thanks for this Gerard.

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  10. Outstanding post! My MP3 palyer will think it's xmas ! And an amazing picture!

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  11. Another massive effort and the reward to us all is greatly appreciated.

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  12. wonderful, thankyou for sharing

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  13. outstanding post Gerard thanks for your effort in putting this compilation together

    Doug

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  14. Thanks again, Gerard, for keeping alive so many much older friends from my youth! Marty

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  15. Lorsque, jeune homme, je découvrais avec ravissement les joies du Chicago Blues sur disque, il y avait Muddy, Wolf et d'autres, mais Johnny Young et sa mandoline c'était quelque chose de différent et de très excitant. Quelle manière il avait d'en jouer! Et il chantait également très bien. Le jeu entre lui et Big Walter Horton sur plusieurs enregistrements m'accompagnera toujours.
    Merci Gérard, c'est un bel hommage que de lui avoir consacré cette discographie.
    Ralph11

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  16. Thank you for compiling the complete works of a One of a Kind musician!
    You included everything but a few live cuts he did for the American Folk Blues Festival and the film Chicago Blues.
    merci beau coup!

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  17. From the Young/Big Walter Arhoolie LP the track Walter's Boogie seems to be missing.

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    1. Yes B flat. This is because Walter's boogie is much more a Big Walter Horton track. Here you have all the studio recordings made by Johnny Young as a leader.

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  18. Thanks Gerard! Great collection! Is there a discography that corresponds to this collection?

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    1. Just click on «Johnny Young discography» above and you download the complete disco

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    2. Thank you! I feel foolish that I didn't seat there! Regards!

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