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us: Brooks, Lonnie



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    • us: Guitar Junior
    • us: Baker, Lee, Jr.
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    • found: His Turn on the night [SR] 1981: container (Lonnie Brooks)
    • found: His Hot shot [SR] p1983: container (Has performed as Lee Baker, Jr. and Guitar Junior)
    • found: Ponderosa Stomp WWW site, November 8, 2013 (Lonnie Brooks aka Guitar Junior; born Lee Baker Junior; grew up in rural Garland, Louisiana; known as Guitar Junior, Bayou Boogie Man extraordinaire; later went by name Lonnie Brooks, the Chicago blues guitar killer; recording debut, Family rules, cut in 1957, became an instantaneous swamp pop classic) {http://www.ponderosastomp.com/music_more/123/Lonnie+Brooks+AKA+Guitar+Junior/}
    • found: Wikipedia, November 8, 2013 (Lonnie Brooks; born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933, Dubuisson, Louisiana; American blues singer and guitarist; as a soloist he adopted the name Guitar Junior; in 1960 moved to Chicago where Luther Johnson was already using the name Guitar Junior, so he adopted the alternative stage name, Lonnie Brooks; has recorded extensively for Alligator Records)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Brooks, Lonnie; Lee Baker Jr.; musician, blues performer, singer; born 18 December 1933 in Dubuisson, Louisiana, United States; played with Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band; began doing gigs and radio performances in Port Arthur and Houston; began to record and perform under the name Lonnie Brooks; his first album, Broke an'Hungry, appeared on the Capitol label (1969); embarked on a tour of Amsterdam (1975); recorded four songs for Alligator Records (1978); Alligator signed him as a recording artist and, Bayou Lightning, became a major hit (1979); the album won Grand Prix du Disque Award at Montreux Jazz Festival (1980); appeared in the feature film musical-comedy Blues Brothers 2000 (1998); his recent notable albums were Roadhouse Rules (1996) and Lone Star Shootout (1999))
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    • 1981-07-30: new
    • 2015-04-01: revised
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