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samedi 30 mai 2020

JOHNNY YOUNG/ Complete Recordings

JOHNNY YOUNG/ Complete Recordings (re-up)

           
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



At that time, there is only one Johnny Young's album still currently available at some good specialist stores: the great Johnny Young & Big Walter (Arhoolie CD 325)

14 commentaires:

  1. JOHNNY YOUNG/ Complete Recordings (re-up)
    CD1:
    https://mega.nz/file/SFplyYzK#txIgvby2Y39Yf2_1tNSUrN0rhOwwmOTRsXkWnv8U02k

    CD2:
    https://mega.nz/file/eAoREKrQ#-VWeqHMTkuzSHQcrDB-JJX86YlAfs02zgs_77GxOtV4

    CD3:
    https://mega.nz/file/iBghEATb#e00CRmK92FIpo385_rAsJ68OZpk4kkdRlAOY1VAyj2U

    CD4:
    https://mega.nz/file/aRhjjT5K#09CbAX1MXJOpNzgUM8CsCrert8udS1atSHWD8fuCHUI

    CD5:
    https://mega.nz/file/aJgTFKzK#tDNBtUjq9me35l_exBBBDFcV0OnKN8RbSoGvDlHygd8

    CD6:
    https://mega.nz/file/vMhT3QwR#DXsmnJIUR7fc4Y3AVHFOSqA64eEcO19M0xAtj1PJ7-Y

    OK?

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  2. Fabuleux !! Merci beaucoup.

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  3. thanks for this great upload. Unfortunately, the link for disc 6 comes back with error codes. Can you please fix?

    Thanks

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  4. Sorry but it works perfectly well for me! Don't understand your problem.

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  5. wow, that's so weird.

    I get this message: "This URL is corrupt or deformed. The link you are trying to access does not exist."

    Anyone else get this message?

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    1. What are you doing for that? You have to copy paste the link. I can't see why it wouldn't work.
      https://mega.nz/file/vMhT3QwR#DXsmnJIUR7fc4Y3AVHFOSqA64eEcO19M0xAtj1PJ7-Y

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  6. I know how it works, lol. I have no idea why the last link didn't work. But, what you just posted (above) worked just fine! Thank you for the extra effort, as well as your spirit of generosity. Johnny was a really special talent, and I'm very pleased to have this collection that you have assembled. Thank you again! I look forward to your future posts. Stay safe!
    Dave

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  7. I get "Transfer quota exceeded"! I guess I'm on the shit list.

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  8. I sincerely think you have the best Blues-blog on earth Gerard , kind regards and much respect .
    Marc

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  9. HI Gerard
    You indicated that there are no Johnny Young albums currently available. Arhoolie 325 Chicago Blues is still available.
    Best wishes
    Frank

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    1. Thanks Frank! I thought even the Arhoolie CD was deleted.

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  10. Sincere thanks for the effort in creating this wonderful Johnny Young collection. I have a few LP records and CDs by Young, but they don't amount to even half of what's here. As an amateur mandolin player, I keep learning new ideas from his work. Given the "guitar overload" that sometimes occurs in contemporary blues, I wish more present-day blues musicians would give the mando a try. - Marco

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