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Johnson was born in
in 1967, Johnson's return to Miller's studio gave a very different musical
mood: two Soul ballads in the Otis Redding's manner, particularly the vibrant
tribute to Otis, Otis is gone. Those
records, although not commercially successful, probably convinced Joe to lead
his own band with which he recorded more Soul numbers. We found again Johnson
several years later in the Malaco's studios in
this small success didn't last and Joe was back in
Johnson seems to have given up his musical career in the early 1980's.
According to Bob Eagle, Joe Johnson was a resident of Harvey, a small
Joe Johnson must not be confused with another musician Joe (D.) Johnson, a
Once again, most of the facts about Joe Johnson, come from the first rate website Sir Shambling, a goldmine of infos on Soul artists.
Johnson, vcl; Guitar Grady, g; Katie Webster, kbds; Lazy Lester, hca on *;
Sherman Webster, bs; dms.
01. Dirty woman blues
02. We're gonna rub
03. Alimonia blues*
04. Santa bring my baby back
Johnson, vcl/hca; Guitar Grady, g; Strings of Rhythm, band.
05. Otis is gone
06. Got my oil well pumpin'
Joe Johnson, vcl/hca; Guitar Grady, g; band. Dallas, Tx. 1968
07. One horse town
08. Whiskey all night
Johnson, vcl; The Admirations, vcls; band.
09. Better days and better ways
10. No more worries
Joe Johnson, vcl; band. Jackson, Ms. 1973
11. Perfect love affair
12. Gold digging man
13. Rattlesnake baby rattlesnake
14. The blind man
Johnson, vcl; band.
15. Nothing like being free
16. Mr Bojangles
17. Can I change my mind?
18. Do unto others