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The Unsung Blues Legend -- The Living Room Session

The Unsung Blues Legend — The Living Room Session, unreleased performances by the man billed as ”the world’s greatest blues singer”, are a major addition to the Lonnie Johnson canon. Audio quality isn’t up to snuff, but throughout this 1965 set, recorded at a friend’s home, Johnson’s unaffected voice aches with feeling. On his own classics (”New Orleans Blues”) and vintage pop (”My Mother’s Bees”) he projects the richness of a well-lived life. B+

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