Harmoniciste et chanteur US né le 14 Février 1908 à Judsonia (Arkansas). Lonnie Glosson a été très populaire dans les années trente et quarante, enregistrant pour Decca, Mercury et Rimrock Records. Ami de Wayne Raney, il a participé à de nombreuses sessions de celui-ci. Il est décédé le 2 Mars 2001.

b. 14 February 1908, Judsonia, White County, Arkansas, USA, d. 2 March 2001, Arkansas, USA. One of country music’s greatest harmonica players but also a talented guitarist. His mother, Cora, taught him to play the harmonica as a child and in 1926, he made his radio debut on the KMOX station in St. Louis. He hoboed his way around for the next four years playing and singing at numerous venues, before he became a cast member of WLS Chicago’s National Barn Dance in 1930. After a few years, he moved to the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree until his wanderlust saw him move to another station, a practice he continued throughout the 30s. In the early 40s, he was at WHAS Louisville, where he worked with Molly O’Day on the Early Morning Frolic. When she moved to Wheeling, he spent some time starring on the Renfro Valley Barn Dance, and worked with the Lilly Brothers and Fiddling Burk Barbour in the Smiling Mountain Boys, before rejoining O’Day in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1947, she made the first recording of Glosson’s sacred song ‘Matthew 24’. Glosson had written the song, which predicted the second coming, in the mid-30s and had sung it himself on various stations. O’Day and her husband Lynn Davis’ noted duet recording of Glosson’s ‘Don’t Forget The Family Prayer’ also became very popular with their fans. Glosson also sometimes appeared with his brother and sister, Buck and Esther, who were also entertainers. In 1948, Glosson began a long association with fellow harmonica player Wayne Raney, which generated the country chart-topper ‘Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me’. They presented radio programmes together that sold harmonicas and tuition books. It has been estimated that, from the late 40s through to the mid-50s, several million harmonicas were sold through this radio advertising. After 1956, Glosson mainly confined his performing to special matinee shows in schools all over the south and Midwest, a practice he continued into the 80s. He incorporated words of wisdom of the dangers of drink and drugs and generally proved popular not only with his audiences but also with the Education authorities. Glosson made his first solo recordings for ARC in 1932, which included his noted ‘Lonnie’s Fox Chase’ and the bluesy styled recitation ‘Arkansas Hard Luck’. He also recorded for Mercury Records (1949), Decca Records (1950) and later in the 50s, he recorded instrumentals and Vocalss on the Acme label, including the semi-talkie ‘The Old Dutchman’s Prayer’. He also played on some of Raney’s King Records recordings. In the 70s, he made further recordings on Raney’s Rimrock label and in 1980, the two old friends reunited to record an album.

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Talents : Harmonica, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country Blues

PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE (1950)

DEL RIO BLUES (1950)

STEEL GUITAR RAG (1950)

I want my mama (1958)

The Fast Train (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 tours, Singles & EP

1932 78 t. BROADWAY 8333 (US) .

The Fox Chase / Fast Train Blues

1937 78 t. CONQUEROR 8732 (US) . Fox Chase / Arkansas Hard Luck Blues
10/1947 78 t. MERCURY 6057 (US) . Lost John / What Is A Mother's Love
01/1948 78 t. MERCURY 6074 (US) . Ole Mother Nature / Talk Of Peace
1948 78 t. MERCURY 6074 (US) .

Ole Mother Nature / West Bound Rocket

06/1948 78 t. MERCURY 6109 (US) . I Don't Know Why I Love You / West Bound Rocket
11/1948 78 t. MERCURY 6142 (US) . Now My Darling Doesn't Care / The Fox Chase Boogie
1948 78 t. DSL 101 (US) .

Mama Blues / Fox Chase

1948 78 t. DSL 102 (US) .

Fast Train Blues (Imitation Of Train) / Lost John

05/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6197 (US) .

It'll Make A Change In Business / You'll Miss Your Dear Old Daddy

11/1949 78 t. DECCA 46190 (US) . Down At The Burying Ground / I've Got The Jitters Over You
11/1949 SP DECCA 9-46190 (US) . Down At The Burying Ground / I've Got The Jitters Over You
03/1950 78 t. DECCA 46215 (US) . Pan American Boogie / Trouble Ain't Nothin'
03/1950 SP DECCA 9-46215 (US) . Pan American Boogie / Trouble Ain't Nothin'
04/1950 78 t. DECCA 46227 (US) .

Del Rio Blues / Steel Guitar Rag

04/1950 SP DECCA 9-46227 (US) . Del Rio Blues / Steel Guitar Rag
07/1951 78 t. MERCURY 6345 (US) . Mother's Voice / That Naggin' Wife Of Mine
07/1951 SP MERCURY 6345-X45 (US) . Mother's Voice / That Naggin' Wife Of Mine
09/1951 78 t. DECCA 46361 (US) .

I Want You To Know That I Love You / Till The Cows Come Home

09/1951 SP DECCA 9-46361 (US) . I Want You To Know That I Love You / Till The Cows Come Home
1958 EP Vaden EP-106 (US)

COUNTRY STYLE - That´s Why I think of you (Terri Patterson) / Little ole me loves little ole you (Terri Patterson) / Old dutchman's prayer (Lonnie GLOSSON) / I want my mama (Lonnie GLOSSON)

1964 EP STARDAY SEP-101 (US) (promo) Lonnie GLOSSON & Wayne RANEY - Harmonica Instrumental - Cat Chase Fight / Lonesome Boy / Green Valley Waltz / Bon-A-Parte Retreat
196? EP STARDAY SEP-214 (US)

Old Home Jim / Gospel Snakes / I Want My Mamma / Fast Passenger Train Imitation / Harmonica Twist

196? EP STARDAY SEP-215 (US)

Instrumentals - Gospel Snakes / I Didn’t have Time / + 2 tracks by other artists

19?? EP GLOSS PEP-213 (US)

"The Living Legend" Plays Four Of His All Time Greats - Poppin’ The Blues / I Want My Momma / The Fast Train / Ozark Cat Chase

1976 SP DEMO LG-265 (US) .

For Christmas Give Jesus Your Soul / Widows And Orphans

1977 EP DEMO LG-267 (US)

The Living Legend Lonnie Glosson With His Talking Harmonica - I Want My Mamma (Talking Harp) / Fox Chase (Imitation Cat Fight) / If I Had Never / Train And Model T Ford Race





Albums

1965 LP 12" RIMROCK HLP-104 (US)

All Harmonica - The Blues Harp Man - Album Vol. 1 - Popping The Harmonica / Foggy River / Bugle Call March / Old Time Chords And Runs / Blues Stay Away From Me / Over The Waves / Panama Limited / Is This One Okay / Lonesome Harmonica / Leaf-Of-Love / Home Sweet Home / This Train / Peace In The Valley / The Talking Harmonica

1968 LP 12" RIMROCK RLP-156 (US)

A Living Legend - This Train / Gospel Snakes / The Old Mail Carrier I Didn’t Time / Be Yourself / The Game Of Sin / Poppin’ The Harmonica / Just A Bum / Lonesome Harmonica / The Wheel Of Time / Story Of The Street Girl

1969 LP 12" RIMROCK RLP-167 (US)

Lonnie Glosson - Special School Assembly Show

1979 LP 12" DEMO HLP-266 (US) THE BLUES HARP MAN - A Good One / Blues Stay Away From Me / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Poppin' The Blues Harp / I Want My Mamma / Train And Model T Ford Race / Fox Chase / Jesus Christ Is King / Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven / Widows And Orphans / For Christmas Give Jesus Your Soul / Make Friends / Peace In The Valley
1982 LP 12" Lonnie Glosson LP#4 (US)

Lonnie Glosson - The Living Legend - Gospel Snakes / The Old Home Jim  / The Story Of The Street Girl / Foggy River / I Didn't Have Tile / Everybody Is Lonesome / What Would I Do / Pappa Why Don't You Stop Drinking / I Claim Jesus First  / Leaf Of Love

1990 LP 12" Memory MLP-002 (US)

THE Living Legends - LONNIE GLOSSON & WAYNE RANEY - Bon-A-Parts Retreat / This Train Will Soon Be Leaving / Blues Stay Away From Me / He's Just The Same Today / Del Rio Boogie / Nine Hundred Miles From Home / Home Sweet Home / Green Valley Waltz / Oh Sinner Man / Fast Passenger Train / Matthew Twenty Four / Cat Chase / You Can't Hurry God / Lonesome Boy / I Claim Jesus First Of All

???? LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-306 (US) All Harmonica - VOLUME ONE - Popping The Harmonica / Foggy River / Bugle Call March / Old Time Chords And Runs / Blues Stay Away From Me / Over The Waves / Panama Limited / Is This One Okay / Lonesome Harmonica / Leaf-Of-Love / Home Sweet Home / This Train / Peace In The Valley / The Talking Harmonica
???? CD OLD HOMESTEAD OHCD-4053 (US)

Twin Harmonicas And More - LONNIE GLOSSON & WAYNE RANEY - Bob-A-Parts Retreat / This Train Will Soon Be Leaving / Blues Stay Away / He's Just The Same Today / Del Rio Boogie / Nine Hundred Miles From Home / Home Sweet Home / Green Valley Waltz / Oh Sinner Man / Fast Passenger Train / Matthew 24 / Cat Chase / You Can't Hurry God / I Claim Jesus First Of All / Raneys Fox Chase / Raneys World View / Under The Double Eagle / Green Valley Waltz (take two) / A Good One / Roll Call / Poppin The Blues Harp / Want My Mama Blues / Train & Model-T Race / For Christmas Give Jesus Your Soul / Peace In The Valley

???? CD OLD HOMESTEAD OHCD-4306 (US)

Collector’s Edition - Legendary Harmonica Player - Foggy River / Bugle Call March / Poppin' The Harmonica / Old Time Chords & Runs / Blues Stay Away / Over The Waves / Panama Limited / Is This One Ok / Lonesome Harmonica / Leaf Of Love / Home Sweet Home Medley / This Train / Peace In The Valley / Talking Harmonica / Gospel Snakes / The Old Home Jim / The Story Of The Street Girl / I Didn't Have Time / Everybody's Lonesome / Papa Why Don't You Stop Drinking / What Would You Do / I Claim Jesus First / Just A Bum / Be Yourself / Game Of Sin / Fox Chase

???? CD Lonnie Glosson CD #1 (US) LONNIE GLOSSON CD #1 - Arkansas Hard Luck Blues - Arkansas Hard Luck Blues / Fox Chase / Fast Passenger Train / Cat Chase / Gospel Snakes / Get In Line With God Down At The Graveyard / I've Got The Jitters Over You / Pan American Boogie / Trouble Ain't Nuthin' But The Blues / Steel Guitar Rag / Harp (instr.) / I'll Love You 'til The Cows Come Home / Mama / Lost John / What Is A Mother's Love? / Old Mother Nature / Westbound Rocket / I Don't Know Why I Love You So / Here Old Rattler, Here / Change In Business All Around / You'll Miss Your Daddy Someday / That Nagging Wife Of Mine / Meet Me In Heaven / Remember Me? / I Want You To Know I Love You / They Talk Of Peace
???? CD Lonnie Glosson CD #2 (US) LONNIE GLOSSON CD #2 OLDIES - Ark Hard Luck Blues / Fox Chase / Mama / Fast Passenger Train / Cat Chase / Gospel Snakes / Get In Line With God / Down At The Graveyard / I've Got The Jitters Over You / Pan American Boogie / Trouble Ain't Nothin' But The Blues / Steel Guitar Rag / Harp Instrumental / I Want You To Know I Love You / I'll Love You 'til The Cows Come Home / Lost John (from Bowling Green) / What Is A Mother's Love? / They Talk Of Peace / Old Mother Nature / West Bound Rocket / I Don't Know Why I Love You So / Here Old Rattler, Here / Change In Business All Around / You'll Miss Your Daddy Someday / That Nagging Wife Of Mine / Meet Me In Heaven (My Mother's Voice) / Remember Me?
???? CD Lonnie Glosson CD #3 (US) THE LIVE SHOW - Lost John's Last Run / Down At The Gate / Over The Waves Waltz / I Claim Jesus First / My Voice Is Changing On Me / What Would You Do / Amazing Grace / He's Got the Whole World In His Hands / Fast Passenger Train / Sin / Bile Dem Cabbage Down / Home Sweet Home / The Dollar And The Devil / A Good One / Not Because Your Hair is Curly / Whoo-Haw / If I Had Never Met You / My Baby's Gone To School Today / Across The Bridge / Lonesome / Nobody Sees The Stranger Come
???? CD Lonnie Glosson CD #4 (US) THE LONNIE GLOSSON MEMORIAL CD - Popping The Harmonica / Blues Stay Away From Me / Fast Passenger Train / Green Valley Waltz / The Cat Chase / Old Time Chords And Runs / Boni-Parts Retreat / Lonesome Boy / Race Between Train And Model T: (with Wayne RANEY) / Rain Crow Bill / Peace In The Valley / Home Sweet Home / I Want My Momma / Over The Waves / Del Rio Boogie / Foggy River / Fox Chase And Cat Fight / Double Eagle
???? CD Clabo CD-1088 (?)

The LonNie Glosson - Poppin’ The Harmonica / Foggy River / Bugle Call March / Old Time Chords And Runs / Blues Stay Away From Me / Over The Waves / Waltz Medley / Panama Limited / Is This One Okay / Lonesome Harmonica / Leaf-Of-Love / Home Sweet Home Medley / This Train / Peace In The Valley / The Talking Harnonica

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