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Johnny Young

Johnny Young
Born: Jan 1, 1918 in Vicksburg, MS
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Died: Apr 18, 1974 in Chicago, IL
Genre: Blues
Biography: Although the mandolin is not an instrument commonly associated with Chicago blues, it has been used by Chicago-based string bands or on Chicago-made recordings by artists such as Carl Martin, Charles and Joe McCoy, and Yank Rachell. However, the only artist to use it successfully in the later electric ...Read full biography
Chicago Blues
Released: 1968
Label: Arhoolie Productions
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This is an excellent '60s recording by the down-home urban singer, guitarist, and mandolinist, accompanied by Otis Spann on piano and James Cotton and Big Walter Horton on harmonicas. ~ Mark A. Humphrey, ...Read full review
Johnny Young and His Chicago Blues Band
Released: 1966
Label: Arhoolie
Critics' Rating:
James Cotton nearly blew the roof off on harmonica, and Otis Spann added some wonderful rumbling piano. Johnny Young's spirited guitar, vocals and occasional mandolin provided the final elements for a ...Read full review
More Johnny Young albums: Main Albums (8), Compilations (3)