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Brooks, Lonnie


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  • Variants

    • Guitar Junior, 1933-2017
    • Guitar Jr., 1933-2017
    • Baker, Lee, Jr., 1933-2017
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1933-12-18
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2017-04-01
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Red Hot Louisiana Band
        • Organization: (naf) Goldband Recording Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Alligator Records (Firm)
    • Birth Place

        Dubuisson (La.)
    • Associated Locale

        Garland (La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • 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))
    • found: Washington post WWW site, viewed Apr. 4, 2017(singer and guitarist Lonnie Brooks, known for his intense guitar work and a unique style that mixed Southern soul, Louisiana rhythms and Chicago blues, died April 1 [2017] in Chicago; he was 83; born Lee Baker Jr. in Dubuisson, La., on Dec. 18, 1933; began his career playing zydeco with accordionist Clifton Chenier and, by the mid-1950s, was leading a band in Port Arthur, Tex., under the stage name Guitar Junior; first recorded in a rock-and-roll style for Goldband Records in 1957)
    • found: Louisiana swamp blues. 2. A, p2017:container (Guitar Jr.)
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-07-30: new
    • 2018-06-27: revised
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