Johnny "Man" Young

Johnny "Man" Young

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Johnny Young (January 1, 1918 - April 18, 1974) was an American blues singer, mandolin player and guitarist, significant as one of the first of the new generation of electric blues artists to record in Chicago after the Second World War, and as one of the few mandolin players to have been active in blues music in the post-war era. His nickname, "Man," came from his use of the mandolin. Young was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and played in string bands in Mississippi in the 1930s. He also claimed to have worked with Sleepy John Estes in Tennessee before moving to Chicago in 1940. By 1943 he was working with John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson and Muddy Waters and in the late 1940s he became a regular player on Maxwell Street, often with his cousin, guitarist Johnny Williams, as well as playing in clubs with Williams and Little Walter. His first recording was made in 1947 for the Ora Nelle label and featured Young singing "Money Taking Woman" on the A-side, accompanied by Williams, who sang "Worried Man Blues" on the B-side.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136579588
  • 9786136579580