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Lonnie Brooks

Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933) is an American blues singer and guitarist. He was born in Dubuisson, Louisiana, United States.

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Remembering Chicago legend Lonnie Brooks: "his blues made you forget your blues"
Lonnie Brooks, a blues singer and guitarist who had a hit with Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago,” has died at 83
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Blues musician Lonnie Brooks, known for hit recording of Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago," has died at age 83:
Just heard that Lonnie Brooks passed away.he was a great bluesman. Sweet Home Chicago
R.IP. Lonnie Brooks here he is with his son Ronnie Baker Brooks 2013 Blues Fest Chicago @ Grant…
Lonnie Brooks, 83, American blues guitarist and singer.
Legendary blues musician Lonnie Brooks dead at 83
Lonnie Brooks, a symbol of blues, dies at 83
Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks had died, family says. He was 83.
Last night we lost another great one, Lee Baker aka Lonnie Brooks. Lonnie Brooks was not only one of the greatest...
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Chicago blues legend Lonnie Brooks dies at 83
Blues Hall of Fame guitar player, Lonnie Brooks, died yesterday at 83: . Our thoughts are with…
Legendary blues musician Lonnie Brooks dead at 83:
Lonnie Brooks, a symbol of Chicago blues, dies at 83: "He had his own sound, his own style." .
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and sheesh, to confuse it even further, Lonnie Brooks/Guitar Jr. was born Lee Baker Jr.
Had to get a second opinion, getting blood work done. — feeling blessed at Jewish Hospital at Brooks
Now I know what it feels like to be Lonnie on a daily basis
The bar back asked me to play "Sweet Home Chicago" but didn't specify whose version to play. I chose Lonnie Brooks.
This is Ronnie Baker Brooks-Lonnie Brooks Son being Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame!! With his Brother Wayne...
Tom played a bunch of Grammy nominated artists on Blues Breakers last night. Access his full playlist here -
It's a shame that Lonnie Brooks has not recorded for so long.
Lonnie Brooks birthday + 4 Chicago Grammy nominees on Blues Breakers at 9
Happy Birthday Lonnie Brooks. Wayne Baker Brooks wish your daddy a very happy birthday and tell him our gang at...
Lonnie Brooks~ "Trading Post". Live footage of a killer rock infused performance by...
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What a night! Buddy Guy, Steve Jordan, Keb' Mo' , (not seen) Lonnie Brooks and RBB at an inaugural party in...
Throwback!. The great Willie Dixon, my dad Lonnie Brooks, Robert Cray and lucky me! GenerationS!. RBB
Ive lost another cousin . Dont know what to say,R.I.P. Lonnie Brooks,ill hold dear our last conversation❤. ,
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Happy birthday to the great blues man Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933) an American blues singer and guitarist. He was born in Dubuisson, Louisiana, United States. Rolling Stone stated, "His music is witty, soulful and ferociously energetic, brimming with novel harmonic turnarounds, committed vocals and simply astonishing guitar work." The New York Times added, "He sings in a rowdy baritone, sliding and rasping in songs that celebrate lust, fulfilled and unfulfilled; his guitar solos are pointed and unhurried, with a tone that slices cleanly across the beat. Wearing a cowboy hat, he looks like the embodiment of a good-time bluesman." He learned to play blues from his banjo-picking grandfather, but did not think about a professional career until he moved to Port Arthur, Texas in the early 1950s. There he heard live performances by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Long John Hunter and others and began to think about making money from his music. One day, while Brooks ...
RIP Johnny Winter! One of the best slide bluesman ever to walk this earth. There is a lot of history with Johnny and the Brooks family starting back in the 1950's with a young Johnny and Edgar muscling their way through to crowd to get to the front row to see Guitar Junior aka Lonnie Brooks. Their friendship began when both asked a young Guitar Junior for a guitar pick. And the rest was history. Winning a talent show using a couple guitar junior songs to securing the highest paid contract ever by a major label to the highest stardom ever for a rock and roller bluesman. Coming back full circle decades later to record with Lonnie in the studio on The title track "Wound Up Tight" and the movies soundtrack darling "Got Lucky Last Night" then ultimately recording a Lonnie song and making a precedent video of "Don't Take Advantage of Me" for Alligator Records. Johnny Winter thank you for all you have done with keeping the Blues alive ...recording all the great albums with Mr. Richard Shurman and especially my . ...
Tomorrow! Patsy Cline, Lonnie Brooks, Delbert McClinton, Chris Wilson and lots more! Listen to shows anytime!
As the snow begins to fall and another winter storm is set to hit Charlotte, members from the 145th Airlift Wing’s Chapter 7 Association partnered with the Military Global Leadership Academy, a high school located in Charlotte, N.C., delivering winter clothing to a homeless shelter in Charlotte. Men’s coats, hats, gloves and other items were donated by members of the NCANG and delivered today by Chapter 7 President, Master Sgt. Tracie Rankin, Vice President Tech. Sgt. Lonnie Brooks and Director at Large, Staff Sgt. Jessie Huneycutt. Gregory Landrum, a student from the Academy, organized the collections with the 145th AW. Chapter 7, an association of graduates from the Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Academy plus other members of the North Carolina Air National Guard have many objectives. The Association supports commanders through the leadership, knowledge, and experience of its members by instilling pride and esprit de corps through Air Force core values, military customs and military t .. ...
Last night Todd said at Lonnie Brooks 80th bday bash he met Dan Aykroyd (the MC) and told him he was friends with Bill Murray. Aykroyd said Bill never answers his calls so Todd dialed him up and gave the phone to Dan!
Sunday night we continue the traditions from the past. This week it will include Live Music performed by Lonnie Brooks. That Shuffle Session starts at 5 and goes to 8 but do not fret if you show up at 4:30 which is our usual time we will be open and you will get an extra half hour for free.
A pair of clear glasses were found in Greensboro. Find Lonnie Brooks this weekend if you think they're yours!
My coworker said, "Lonnie I haven't seen your car lately, is it in the pound"?
area comeback for guy booking top bands at local venue. Late Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks on resume.
AFTER A LONG WAIT the last book of the Civil War Trilogy "IRON WHEELS ON IRON TRACKS" has been sent to the publisher. A proof book will be sent to me in a couple of days. Ben and I will look it over and if we like the proof, we'll have both hard cover and soft cover books within 8 or 9 more days. I enjoyed writing the three books. Many names of Pendleton area folks are used as character in the books. Who knows, your name might be in it too!! John Sitton, John Ammons, Doc Hellams, Ben Morton, James McGee, Garland Grainger, Hugh Dyar, Earle Dyar, Hawk Dalton, Martha Dalton, Jim Wilson, Charles Fruster, Rod Terry, Josh Cooper, Jim Brock, Harry Evans, The four Land Brothers, Several Swaney Boys, Norman and Ernest Durham, Donald Ladd, Billy Ladd, Carolyn Roach Hicks, Jimmy Roach, Louise Brock, Caroline and Lara Jamieson, J.D. Medlock and family, Hevy Mann, Jack Lingefelt, Chuck Merck, Cory Hammonds, Jeff Hopkins, Sgt. Major Richard Simmons, Nancy Atwell, Col. Chesley Milam, David and Jane Tucker, Johnny Wea .. ...
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★ ichiro Profile ★ Fascinated with blues, he headed to Chicago with a change of clothes and a guitar in 1988. Though it was his first time in the states and he knew no one (or much english for that matter), he spent the whole time doing live sessions at Chicago's various blues clubs. (At first he asked to play and before long, he was introduced from club to club) After coming back to Japan, he signed with WEA and released his debut solo album in 1990. The album's rhythm section consisted of Gerry MaCaboy(Bass) and Brendan O'niel(Drums) from the Rory Gallagher Band. That same year, he appeared in the Japan Blues Carnival co-starred by James Cotton and Lonnie Brooks. Ichiro was the first Japanese guitarist to become a Gibson USA/Endorsee. His second album was recorded in LA with Bob Glaub(Bass), Marc Brown(Bass), Chad Cromwell(Drums), Rob Ladd(Drums) and Greg Droman, from the Joe Walsh band, as the engineer. Impressed with ichiro's guitar playing ability, Albert Collins accepted an invitation to play on ...
A must to share this one. Thank's Lonnie Brooks.
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17 years ago today my husband Lonnie Brooks lost one of his best friends Bret Rasmussen in a tragic accident I will never forget that horrible day !! My friend Cindy Guiles-Goltz called me and said can u watch the boys Bret was in a accident as my sister Jenny Madden and I sat at my house with these boys with our Hearts breaking trying to keep from crying in front of them while they asked us if their dad would be ok and having to say let's hope for the best boys and knowing that they would soon learn the horrible truth that they lost their dad and Cindy's unborn son will never know his dad broke out hearts !! My family took cindy and her boys under our wing and made them a part of our family we spent everyday together .. I think baby Bret thought I was his other mommy for his first year of his life !! I love u cindy, William ,Brandyn and baby Bret !
Hey gang awesome time at BlackHorse. Everyone had a great time. Dance floor always full. Thank you Lois, Bill. & Andre for having One of the most versatile groups around, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max is a Western Wisconsin rock blues band that performs all over the Midwest region. Many who have seen Howard and Blue Max have become fans of Howard’s talented slide guitar playing and the band’s rockin’ electric blues sound. Howard Luedtke has been playing guitar since the arrival of the Beatles in 1964. After playing with several rock, country and blues bands, Howard formed the Blue Max band in 1982. Joining Howard since 1987 is his wife, Deb Klossner originally from New Ulm, Minnesota on bass, and several talented drummers from all over the region. Howard and Blue Max have opened up for or played with some of the best in the rock blues world, including: Long John Baldrey, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Debbie Davies, Rick Derringer, ...
Lonnie Brooks 80th Birthday - Big Head Todd, Ronnie Baker Brooks & Billy Branch House of Blues Chicago One of the best Blues Nights in Chicago that I've ever...
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More photos from Johnathan Edwards and my collection. The competition is from 2001. Lonnie Brooks is commanding. Trip photos from Langley pretty sure its the same year.
Lonnie Brooks birthday cake. Thought the fire department was going to be called!
I love u lonnie brooks my life is not the same without u I swear u took a part of me with u when u left me here all alone with no 1 who really cares
Aug 25, 2012 - Ronnie Baker Brooks, Dan Ackroyd, and me backstage at the House of Blues in Chicago celebrating Lonnie Brooks' 80th Birthday! Saturday, December 21, 2013 Photo credit: John Hahn
Dan Aykroyd said he came to Chicago to honor “a beloved figure in American blues,” Chicago’s Lonnie Brooks. But by the end of a celebration Saturday night at the House of Blues, a legion of blues greats had taken the stage and an audience of 600 had also wished the blues legend a happy 80th …
Lonnie Brooks birthday party hosted by Dan Aykroyd
Celebrating legendary birthdays tomorrow on WNUR, The Blues Show, 2-4 and more - 89.3 FM 80 is the new 50 cause these blues masters sweet notes are keepin' them young ~ Happy Birthday to Jimmy Johnson, 85 years young (he had two non stop Blues parties at Rob Robert Hecko's, B.L.U.E.S on Halsted last week), but no worries you can wish Jimmy a happy birthday when he takes the stage with Lonnie Brooks a mere, 80 years old. Lonnie will celebrate at House of Blues on Saturday, December 21st with an A list of musicians hosted by Dan Akroyd. Proudly produced by, Wayne Baker Brooks & Ronnie Baker Brooks. The DNA of this family runs deep in 'Father and Son'. And Eddy Clearwater turns 78 on January 10th with a big celebration at SPACE in Evanston SPACE. THE BROOKS FAMILY DYNASTY AT HOB
Heading in to the station. In the mood for some Willie King, J.B. Hutto, and Lonnie Brooks? Come on over to 90.7fm KSER and let me Blues on ya a little. (Wink*) Audio Indigo at 7:00 pm PST or catch it on the web at KSER.ORG.
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I just attended Bobby Blue Bland's home going celebration today. I know now, that Bobby is resting in peace. It was so much love for him in the building, you could feel him smiling down. I saw so many of my colleagues. It was great to see everyone celebrating Bobby and his life! Otis Clay moved the whole church and gave me chill bumps when he sang " When The Gates Swing Open"! I feel very honored to have known and to have worked with Bobby Bland, he 'IS' a TRUE American treasure! Bobby was a long time friend of my dad Lonnie Brooks for over almost 50 years. Because of their friendship, Bobby embraced me and my brother Wayne. He would always encourage us to keep the Blues alive. Bobby was just as happy as all of us when Lonnie was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame, that was the type of person he was. Bobby contributed so much to ALL music with his smooth, velvet, soulful and classy voice. He recorded so many great classic songs! He also influenced so many other artist, including myself! Earlier this yea ...
Liz Liz Mandeville Keep on listening to WNUR, for more Blues from 4:00-6:30 pm giving away tickets to see Mike Wheeler this Thursday night at the new 27 Live club in Evanston. Liz and I hope you enjoyed, The Blues Show today celebrating Father's of The Blues, we played, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Big Bill Broonzy, Eddie Shaw, Eddy Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks, Otis Clay. A special shout out to Big Bill Morganfield, Son of The Blues playing tracks from Blues With A Mood on Black Shuck Records (Happy Birthday). A little, Flash Forward (for Holly Siegel), Corky Siegel with Sam Lay and Marcella Detroit (Eric Clapton). Big Bill, Eddy, Corky Siegel, Sam Lay, Barry Goldberg, Harvey Mandel, Barry Goldberg, Dave Dave Specter, Melvin Smith, Willie Hayes will be at the North Shore's largest outdoor Blues concert on Saturday, July 20th, to benefit, Rebecca's Dream.
Sound Salvation (Music) with Steve Pick 05/31/2013 07:00AM to 10:00AM 07:00AM-07:03AM (3:01) The Blasters “Never No More Blues” from Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (2002) on Rhino — Not one of their classics, just plain ol' good. 07:03AM-07:06AM (3:01) The Rascals “People Got to Be Free” from Anthology (1965-1972) (1992) on Rhino — Ask me my opinion my opinion will be it's a natural situation for a man to be free. 07:06AM-07:09AM (2:30) The MC5 “American Ruse” from Back in the USA (1970) on Rhino — Reasons why people need to be free. 07:09AM-07:12AM (2:51) Big Star “O My Soul” from Radio City (1974) on Ardent — Sheer perfection. What's better than a song like this? 07:12AM Set break 07:12AM-07:17AM (4:45) Lonnie Brooks Blues Band “Cold, Lonely Nights” from Living Chicago Blues Vol. 2 (1978) on Alligator — You just never go wrong with Lonnie Brooks, solid as they come. 07:17AM-07:19AM (2:15) Irma Thomas “Turn My World Around” from In Between Tears (20 ...
Introduced a couple people to: Dr. John, Willie Dixon, Lonnie Brooks, Prof. Longhair, Koko Taylor and Victoria Spivey.
Magic Slim A NIGHT FOR MAGIC, a tribute to Magic Slim The Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm, doors open at 5:30pm Tickets: $25 pp (all proceeds will go to Magic’s family) Chicago will be saying farewell to this blues icon in style, blues performers will include: The Teardrops fronted by Shawn Holt (Magic Slim's son), John Primer, Otis Clay, Eddy Clearwater, Steve Cushing, Nalle (Denmark), Jimmy Burns, Linsey Alexander, Mike Wheeler, Billy Branch, Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Dave Specter, Eddie Shaw, Nick Moss, Grana Louise, Big Time Sarah, Zac Harmon, Carl Weathersby, J.W. Williams, Lurrie Bell, Zora Young, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Boy Arnold, the Chicago Blues All-Stars and more to be announced. Mark your calendars for this event. Tickets are available in advance through the venue: Mayne Stage Tickets - Magic Slim Tribute. Get your tickets while they last. Space is limited. If you cannot make it to the event but would like to make a donation to the ...
So my reflection for the week has been about music. I love music, many different kinds even though I have always been a rock fan, and Blues became my favorite in 2000. I have been fortunate to have seen over 200 concerts since 71', met the Doobies, Mark Farner, Chuck Berry, Bo Didley and Papa John Creech. I have shared music with many people, especially my wife and kids, BFAM Dave and have passed on my love of it to my Grandson. I owe alot to them for putting up with my "Air Instrument antics. But the one person I thank the most is my friend Paul Benjamin. he has given me the opportunity to see and meet some of the finest Blues musicians in the world. Lonnie Brooks, Magic Slim, Eddie Clearwater, Pinetop Perkins, and Keb Moe, to name a few. And I have made friendships along the way, Eddie Shaw, Kenny Neal, Anthony Gomes, Lucky Peterson, Buiscuit Miller, and Larry Garner. Music is definitely "The Medicine" for anything that ails you, sadness, depression, anxiety and it enhances Happiness. Thanks to everyone ...
Ronnie Baker Brooks grew up steeped in American music tradition as the son of blues great Lonnie Brooks, and enlivens his blues-rock style with deep soul, modern hip-hop and funk.Join us for Ronnie Baker Brooks Birthday Bash
6. ...Lonnie Brooks. Buddy sings 1 chorus of Sweet Home Chicago, as does Mayor Emanuel. Chicago Blues Festival boiled down to one hour.
Tonight David Olney and Sergio Webb (non-smoking show) with Franz Nicolay!!! Olney is one of the early pioneers of what's known as Americana Music. His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O'Brien, Ann Rabson and Lonnie Brooks to name a few. He has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings. But he and long time friend Webb are at their very best on stage in front of a live audience.
This was written by Albert Bashor and RL Spencer. Recorded by Lonnie Brooks (Roadhouse Rules, Alligator Records). Also recorded by Albert Bashor (Cottonfield...
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Lonnie Brooks with sons Ronnie and Wayne Baker close out the 2012 PA Blues Festival! July 30, 2912 at Blue Mountain Ski Area
Lonnie Brooks joined his sons Wayne Baker Brooks and Ronnie Baker Brooks on stage for the closeout of the Chicago Grammy Committee's Annual Blues Fest Kickof...
Wednesday May 23, The Mecca Supper Club's Open Mic Jam will be holding a Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. Our special guest artists will be Toronzo Cannon & Andre Howard. We will be raffling off lots of fun & exciting prizes. The Grand Prize is a guitar that will be back from touring and has been autographed by Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Eddie Clearwater, Magic Slim,and Ronny Baker Brooks. As it tours it has been getting more signatures. The Grand Prize will be auctioned off that evening. Dont miss it!
I'm getting ready to play the Texas Blues at from 4-6pm eastern time this afternoon. I'll play music from T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Albert King, BB King, Gatemouth Brown, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Lonnie Brooks--it will be fun. Check it out!
GO. LIKE. NOW. River Rockhouse Chord On Blues opened in 1996 as a premier blues club. For ten years we featured the best in the blues biz. Every weekend talent such as KoKo Taylor, Dickie Betts, Elvin Bishop, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Lonnie Brooks (to name a few) graced our stage and wowed our crowd. In that decade we rec... Page: 626 like this Like · · Share
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