Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US et Blues né Lonnie Brooks, le 18 Décembre 1933 à Dubuisson (Louisiane). Lonnie Brooks est mort le 1er Avril 2017 à Chicago (Illinois).

Having forged a unique Louisiana/Chicago blues synthesis unlike anyone else's on the competitive Windy City scene, charismatic guitarist Lonnie Brooks has long reigned as one of the town's top bluesmen. A masterful showman, the good-natured Brooks puts on a show equal to his recordings (and that's saying a lot, considering there are four decades of wax to choose from).
Born Lee Baker, Jr. in Louisiana, Brooks took his time when choosing his vocation; he didn't play guitar seriously until he was in his early twenties and living in Port Arthur, TX. Rapidly assimilating the licks of B.B. King and Long John Hunter, he landed a gig with zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier (not a bad way to break into the business) before inaugurating his own recording career in 1957 with the influential swamp pop ballad "Family Rules" for Eddie Shuler's Lake Charles, LA-based Goldband Records. The young rock & roller -- then billed as Guitar Junior -- enjoyed more regional success on Goldband with the rocking dance number "The Crawl" (covered much later by the Fabulous Thunderbirds). Mercury also issued two 45s by Guitar Junior.
When Sam Cooke offered the young rocker a chance to accompany him to Chicago, he gladly accepted. But two problems faced him once he arrived: there was another Guitar Junior in town (precipitating the birth of Lonnie Brooks), and the bayou blues that so enthralled Gulf Coast crowds didn't cut it up north. Scattered session work (he played on Jimmy Reed's Vee-Jay classic "Big Boss Man") and a series of R&B-oriented 45s for Midas, USA, Chirrup, and Chess ensued during the '60s, as Brooks learned a new style of blues. The Guitar Junior sobriquet was briefly dusted off in 1969 for his Capitol album debut, Broke & Hungry, but its lack of success buried the alias for good.
By the late '70s, Brooks was gaining a deserved reputation as an exceptionally dynamic Chicago bluesman with a fresh perspective. He cut four outstanding sides for Alligator's first batch of Living Chicago Blues anthologies in 1978 that quickly led to his own Aligator debut LP, Bayou Lightning, the next year. Five more albums of his own for the firm and extensive touring cemented Brooks' standing as a Chicago blues giant. Son Ronnie Baker Brooks is a chip off the proverbial block, playing rhythm guitar in his old man's band and duetting on "Like Father, Like Son" on Lonnie's 1991 album Satisfaction Guaranteed. Brooks long association with Alligator Records continued into the late '90s with the release of Roadhouse Rules in 1996, which focused more on R&B than down-home blues, and Lone Star Shootout in 1999. The disc featured Brooks with fellow guitar slingers Long John Hunter and Phillip Walker playing together and solo in varied combinations of bluespower.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Louisina Blues, Swamp Blues, Blues

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I Got It Made (When I Marry Shirley Mae) (1957) (Guitar Jr.)

ROLL, ROLL, ROLL (1958) (Guitar Jr.)

THE CRAWL (1958) (Guitar Jr.)

KNOCKS ME OUT (1960) (Guitar Jr.)

Mr. Hot Shot (1962) (Lonnie Brooks)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1957 SP GOLDBAND G-1058 (US) GUITAR JR. & COMBO - I Got It Made (When I Marry Shirley Mae) / Family Rules (Angel Child)
1958 SP GOLDBAND G-1068 (US) Roll, Roll, Roll / Broken Hearted Rollin' Tears
1958 SP GOLDBAND G-1076 (US) The Crawl / Now You Know
1959 SP GOLDBAND G-1085 (US) Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Please
1960 SP MERCURY 71602X45 (US) Knocks Me Out / Love Me, Love Me
1960 SP MERCURY 71681X45 (US) Hoss / All Of My Life
1962 SP MIDAS 9002 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - Mr. Hot Shot / The Popeye
1964 SP USA 789 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - Figure Head / I'm Not Going Home
1965 SP PALOS 005 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - The Train / The Frog
1967 SP CHIRRUP 501 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - Demonstrating / One Sunny Day
1967 SP CHESS 2008 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - Let It All Hang Out / One Sunny Day
1968 SP CHIRRUP 522 (US) Lonnie BROOKS & The FOUR SOULS - Good Soul Lovin' / Soul Meeting
1969 SP CAPITOL 2753 (US) Broke & Hungry / Go To Mardis Gras
197? EP GOLDBAND EP 107 (US)

Family Rules / The Crawl / (+ two tracks by Elton ANDERSON)

197? SP GOLDBAND 45-8190 (US)

The Crawl / Now You Know

1981 ?

SP SECOND CITY 1001 (US)

Lonnie BROOKS - Greasy Man / Reconsider Baby

1981 SP ALLIGATOR 45-791 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - Two Headed Man / Don't Answer The Door
1981 SP ALLIGATOR 45-794 (US) Lonnie BROOKS - I'll Take Care Of You / Don't Go To Sleep On Me









Albums

1969 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-403 (US) BROKE AN' HUNGRY - GUITAR JR. - Wee Wee Hours / Things I Used To Do / Go To The Mardi Gras / Texas Flood / Tom Cat Blues / Rooster Blues / The Train And The Horse / Broke & Hungry / When There's No Way Out / Don't Touch Me Baby / Bed Bug Blues
1976 LP 12" BLACK & BLUE 33.512 (F)

SWEET HOME CHICAGO, CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 1975 - Lonnie BROOKS - Sweet Home Chicago / The Guitars Shuffle / Crosscut Saw / Reconsider Baby / Things I Used To Do / The Train And The Horse / Crazy About My Baby / Big Leg Woman / Mama Talk To Your Daughter

1979 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL 4714 (US)

Bayou Lightning - Lonnie BROOKS - Voodoo Daddy / Figure Head / Watchdog / Breakfast In Bed / In The Dark / Worked Up Woman / Alimony / Watch What You Got / I Ain't Superstitious / You Know What My Body Needs

1981 LP 12" SECOND CITY SC 103 (US)

LONNIE BROOKS KIND OF BLUES - MOANIN, GROANIN', HOOPIN' & HOWLIN' - Let's Talk It Over / Hard Gamblin' Woman / Why Do Things Have To Change / Crash Head On Into Love / If You Want Me To Love You / Hideaway / Reconsider Baby / Greasy Man

1981 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL 4721 (US) Turn On The Night - Eyeballin' / Inflation / Teenage Boogie Man / Heavy Traffic / I'll Take Care Of You / T.V. Mama / Mother Nature / Don't Go To Sleep On Me / Something You Got / Zydeco
1983 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL 4731 (US)

HOT SHOT - Lonnie BROOKS - Don't Take Advantage Of Me / Wrong Number / Messed Up Again / Family Rules / Back Trail / I Want All My Money Back / Mr. Hot Shot / Brand New Mojo Hand / Mr. Somebody / One More Shot

03/1984 LP 12" CHARLY CRB 1068 (UK) THE CRAWL - GUITAR JR. - The Crawl / Family Rules / I Got It Made / Tell Me Baby / Love Me Love Me Mary Ann / Now You Know / Roll Roll Roll (version 1) / Roll Roll Roll (version 2) / Broken Hearted Rollin' Tears / Oo Wee Baby / Please / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Love Me Love Me / Knocks Me Out Fine Fine Fine
1984 LP 12" BLACK MAGIC 9008 (NL)

LONNIE BROOKS - LIVE AT PEPPERS - Hideway / You Put It On Me / Sweet Little Angel / Shakin' Little Mama / Can't Hold Out Much Longer / The Train & The Horse / You Don't Have To Go / Who's Making Love  

1986 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL 4751 (US)

WOUND UP TIGHT - Lonnie BROOKS - Got Lucky Last Night / Jealous Man / Belly Rubbin' Music / Bewitched / End Of The Rope / Wound Up Tight / Boomerang / Musta' Been Dreamin' / Skid Row / Hush Mouth Money

1988 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL 4759 (US)

LONNIE BROOKS - LIVE FROM CHICAGO - BAYOU LIGHTNING STRIKES - Two Headed Man / Trading Post / In The Dark / Got Me By The Tail / One More Shot / Born With The Blues / Eyeballin' / Cold Lonely Nights / Hideaway

1991 CD ALLIGATOR ALCD 4799 (US)

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Lonnie BROOKS - Temporary Insanity / A Man's Got To Do What A Man's Got To Do / Feast Or Famine / It's Lying Time Again / A Little Rock And Roll And Some Country Blues / Wife For Tonight / Family Curse / Horoscope / Like Father, Like Son / Holding On To The Memories / Accident / If The Price Is Right

1992 CD EVIDENCE ECD 26001-2 (US) Sweet Home Chicago - Lonnie BROOKS - Sweet Home Chicago / Two Guitars Shuffle / Crosscut Saw / Reconsider Baby / Things I Used To Do / The Train And The Horse / Crazy About You Baby / Big Leg Woman / Mama Talk To Your Daughter / Woke Up This Morning
01/1993 CD CHARLY BM1 (UK) THE CRAWL - CHARLY BLUES MASTERWORKS, VOL. 1 - GUITAR JUNIOR - The Crawl / Family Rules (Angel Child) / I Got It Made When I Marry Shirley Mae / Tell Me Baby / Now You Know / Roll, Roll, Roll / Roll, Roll, Roll [alternate take] / Broken Hearted Rollin' Tears / Please / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Love Me, Love Me / Knocks Me Out Fine, Fine, Fine / Love Me, Love, Mary Ann / Oo Wee Baby
1993 CD DELMARK DE-660 (US)

LET'S TALK IT OVER - Lonnie BROOKS - Let's Talk It Over / Hard Gamblin' Woman / Why Do Things Have To Change / Crash Head On Into Love / If You Want Me To Love You / Hideaway / Reconsider Baby / Greasy Man

1993 CD ATLAS BLU-CD 3066 (F) LES GENIES DU BLUES - Reconsider Baby - Mama Talk To Your Daughter / Reconsider Baby / Sweet Home Chicago / Things I Used To Do / Big Leg Woman / The Train And The Horse / Crosscut Saw / Woke Up This Morning / Crazy 'bout You Baby / Two Guitars Shuffle
1995 CD BLACK MAGIC 9008 (NL) LONNIE BROOKS - LIVE AT PEPPERS '68 - Hideway / You Put It On Me / Sweet Little Angel / Shakin' Little Mama / Can't Hold Out Much Longer / The Train & The Horse / You Don't Have To Go / Who's Making Love  
1996 CD ALLIGATOR ALCD 4843 (US)

ROADHOUSE BLUES - Lonnie BROOKS - Hoodoo She Do / Backbone Man / Too Little, Too Late / Stranger In My House / I Need A Friend / Evil Twin / Roll Of The Tumblin' Dice / One Track Train / Before You Go / Get Through To You / It's Your World / Treat Me Like Your Dog / Stake My Claim / Rockin' Red Rooster

1996 CD ORBIS BLU GNC 040 (EUR) THE BLUES COLLECTION - Reconsider Baby - Mama Talk To Your Daughter / Reconsider Baby / Sweet Home Chicago / Things I Used To Do / Big Leg Woman / The Train And The Horse / Crosscut Saw / Woke Up This Morning / Crazy 'bout You Baby / Two Guitars Shuffle
10/1997 CD ALLIGATOR ALCD 5602 (US)

DELUXE EDITION - Lonnie BROOKS - Jealous Man / Something You Got / Temporary Insanity / End Of The Rope / Don't Take Advantage Of Me / You Know What My Body Needs (live) / In The Dark / Hoodoo She Do / Figurehead / One More Shot / Cold Lonely Nights (live) / Zydeco / Family Rules / Roll Of The Tumblin' Dice / Like Father, Like Son

1998 CD BLACK TOP CD BT-1129 (US)

LIVE AT PEPPER'S, 1968 - Lonnie BROOKS - Hideaway / You Put It On Me / Sweet Little Angel / Shakin' Little Mama / Can't Hold Out Much Longer / The Train And The Horse / You Don't Have To Go / Who's Making Love

1999 CD ALLIGATOR ALCD 4866 (US)

LONE STAR SHOOTOUT - LONNIE BROOKS, LONG JOHN HUNTER & PHILLIP WALKER - Roll Roll Roll / Boogie Rambler / A Little More Time / Bon Ton Roulet / Feel Good Doin' Bad / Alligators Around My Door / Street Walking Woman / This Should Go On Forever / You're Playing Hooky / Born In Louisiana / Quit My Baby / I Can't Stand It No More / I Met The Blues In Person / It's Mighty Crazy / Two Trains Running

11/2000 CD Night & Day BB 444 (US) Sweet Home Chicago - The Train And The Horse / Crosscut Saw / Mama Talk To Your Daughter / Two Guitars Shuffle / Reconsider Baby / Sweet Home Chicago / Things I Used To Do / Big Leg Woman / Crazy 'bout You Baby / Woke Up This Morning / Two Guitars Shuffle / Mama Talk To Your Daughter / The Train And The Horse

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