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Bunk Johnson

Bunk Johnson
Born: Dec 27, 1889 in New Orleans, LA
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Died: Jul 7, 1949 in New Orleans, LA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Due to the difference of opinion between his followers (who claimed he was a brilliant stylist) and his detractors (who felt that his playing was worthless), Bunk Johnson was a controversial figure in the mid-'40s, when he made a most unlikely comeback. The truth is somewhere in between.

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Last Testament
Released: 1947
Label: Delmark
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Bunk Johnson had a rather unlikely career. Completely forgotten and out of music by the late '30s, he was given a new set of teeth and a trumpet and hailed as a legend. Johnson made an impressive comeback, ...Read full review
Last Testament of a Great Jazzman
Released: 1948
Label: Hallmark Recordings
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Venerable New Orleans jazz legend Bunk Johnson teamed with a group of mostly swing era veterans in the mid- and late '40s for several controversial albums. Rather than cutting strictly traditional material, ...Read full review
More Bunk Johnson albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (30)