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Won't Don't Blues
Charles Creath's Jazz-O-Maniacs
Feat. Lonnie Johnson
This side was recorded in St. Louis, Missouri in March of 1924 featuring Charlie Creath trumpet & leader, Leonard Davis trumpet, Charlie Lawson trombone, Horace Eubanks, William Thornton Blue, and Sam Long clarinet & alto sax, Williams Rollins tenor sax, Cranston Hamilton or Burroughs Lovingood piano, Lonnie Johnson violin & vocals, Pete Patterson banjo, Cecil White bass, and Floyd Campbell drums.
*"Won't Don't Blues" was written by Charles Creath.
Presented here as a violinist and singer Lonnie Johnson was far better known for his skills on the guitar.
His powerful vocals were usually only featured on blues recordings and double entendre duets opposite
a female singer, often Victoria Spivey.
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