August 20, 2014

Big Jack Johnson - Live Norwich Chenango Blues Fest 1996

Big Jack Johnson live on 1996 presented by The Rippin' Frog.

One commentator noted that Johnson, along with R. L. Burnside, Paul "Wine" Jones,
Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes and James "Super Chikan" Johnson, were "present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version  of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound.
In 1962, Johnson joined with Sam Carr and Frank Frost to form The Jelly Roll Kings and The Nighthawks. Johnson's first recordings as a vocalist appeared on the 1979 album Rockin' the Juke Joint Down, on Earwig Music. With Frost as the bandleader, they performed and recorded together for 15 years.
He has recorded both solo and as a member of the blues groups the Jelly Roll Kings and Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers (with poet/musician Dick Lourie). Johnson's album for Earwig, The Oil Man (1987), includes "Catfish Blues."
He performed and wrote "Jack's Blues" and performed "Catfish Medley" with Samuel L. Jackson on the Black Snake Moan film soundtrack. Daddy, When Is Mama Comin Home? (1990) presents social concerns. His last recordings were with the Corn Lickers and delivered some of his best ever work
Johnson died from an undisclosed illness on March 14, 2011.According to family members, he had struggled with health issues in his final years, worsening to the point that there were erroneous reports of his death several times in the weeks prior to his death.
Big Jack was a Blues force  
R.I.P. and welcome to the big band in the sky!



Anonymous said...

Using mirrorcreator is probably not a good idea. Half of the links are not successful loading and for the hosts that do house the link you have to go through the 17 layers of doom and pop-ups. Way TO MUCH TROUBLE. Thanks for your efforts but I don't want to spend 1/2 of my day dodging popups and phony .exe file names.

Anonymous said...

i still dont know why ppl cant use mirrorr creator
i never seen a darn pop up or ANt exe files... if i did welll I would never use it
Rippin F

Chris France said...

I agree "-M" ! A lot of Pop, exe, ... but the album deserves a little patience ... Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I dunno, guys. I went right for ShareBeast and it opened and showed the link immediately and started DLing. Of course, I always use Firefox's PopUp Blocker add-on, so YMMV.

Thanks for the continued Blues posts, RF. You n SB are making my summer SO much hotter!


muddyw123 said...

Re-up please if possible. Thanks in advance.

Rippin Frog said...

muddy: will do soon