Guitariste et chanteur Rock 'n' Roll et Blues US né Lonnie McIntosh le 18 Juillet 1941 à Harrison (Indiana). Lonnie Mack est décédé le 21 Avril 2016 à Smithville (Tennessee).

When Lonnie Mack sings the blues, country strains are sure to infiltrate. Conversely, if he digs into a humping rockabilly groove, strong signs of a deep-down blues influence are bound to invade; par for the course for any musician who cites both Bobby Bland and George Jones as pervasive influences.
Fact is, Mack's lightning-fast, vibrato-enriched, whammy bar-hammered guitar style has influenced many a picker, too, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, who idolized Mack's early singles for Fraternity and later co-produced and played on Mack's 1985 comeback LP for Alligator, Strike Like Lightning.
Growing up in rural Indiana not far from Cincinnati, Lonnie McIntosh was exposed to a heady combination of R&B and hillbilly. In 1958, he bought the seventh Gibson Flying V guitar ever manufactured and played the roadhouse circuit around Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Mack has steadfastly cited another local legend, guitarist Robert Ward, as the man whose watery-sounding Magnatone amplifier inspired his own use of the same brand.
Session work ensued during the early '60s behind Hank Ballard, Freddy King, and James Brown for Cincy's principal label, Syd Nathan's King Records. At the tail-end of a 1963 date for another local label, Fraternity Records, Mack stepped out front to cut a searing instrumental treatment of Chuck Berry's "Memphis." Fraternity put the number out, and it leaped all the way up to the Top Five on Billboard's pop charts!
Its hit follow-up, the frantic "Wham!," was even more amazing from a guitar-playing perspective with Mack's lickety-split whammy-bar-fired playing driven like a locomotive by a hard-charging horn section. Mack's Vocals skills were equally potent; R&B stations began to play his soul ballad "Where There's a Will" until they discovered Mack was Caucasian, then dropped it like a hot potato. Its flip, a sizzling Vocals remake of Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What's Wrong," was a minor pop hit in late 1963.
Mack waxed a load of killer material for Fraternity during the mid-'60s, much of it not seeing the light of day until later on. A deal with Elektra Records inspired by a 1968 Rolling Stone article profiling Mack should have led to major stardom, but his three Elektra albums were less consistent than the Fraternity material. (Elektra also reissued his only Fraternity LP, the seminal The Wham of That Memphis Man.) Mack cameoed on the Doors' Morrison Hotel album, contributing a guitar solo to "Roadhouse Blues," and worked for a while as a member of Elektra's A&R team.
Disgusted with the record business, Mack retreated back to Indiana for a while, eventually signing with Capitol and waxing a couple of obscure, country-based LPs. Finally, at Vaughan's behest, Mack abandoned his Indiana comfort zone for hipper Austin, TX, and began to reassert himself nationally. Vaughan masterminded the stunning Strike Like Lightning in 1985; later that year, Mack co-starred with Alligator labelmates Albert Collins and Roy Buchanan at Carnegie Hall (a concert marketed on home video as Further on Down the Road).
Mack's Alligator encore, Second Sight, was a disappointment for those who idolized Mack's playing -- it was more of a singer/songwriter project. He temporarily left Alligator in 1988 for major-label prestige at Epic, but Roadhouses and Dancehalls was too diverse to easily classify and died a quick death. Mack's 1990 album, Live! Attack of the Killer V, was captured on tape at a suburban Chicago venue called FitzGerald's and once again showed why Lonnie Mack is venerated by anyone who's even remotely into savage guitar playing.

http://www.lonniemack.com/

Talents : Guitar, Vocals

Style musical : Instrumental Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Electric Blues, Early Rhythm 'n' Blues

http://youtu.be/Dwpd_f4t8U8

MEMPHIS (1963)

WHAM! (1963)

SUZIE-Q (1963)

CHICKEN PICKIN' (1964)

HONKY TONK '65 (1965)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1959 SP DOBBS ? (US) .

Pistol Packin' Mama / ?

05/1963 SP FRATERNITY F-906 (US) . Memphis / Down In The Dumps
08/1963 SP FRATERNITY F-912 (US) . Wham! / Suzie-Q
1963 SP Stateside ‎HSSA 5021 (NL) Wham! / Suzie-Q
11/1963 SP FRATERNITY F-918 (US) .

Baby, What's Wrong / Where There's A Will

02/1964 SP FRATERNITY F-920 (US) .

Lonnie On The Move / Say Something Nice To Me

04/1964 SP FRATERNITY F-925 (US) . I've Had It / Nashville
07/1964 SP FRATERNITY F-932 (US) . Chicken Pickin' / Sa-Ba-Hoola
12/1964 SP FRATERNITY F-938 (US) . Don't Make My Baby Blue / Georgia Boy
1965 SP FRATERNITY F-942 (US) . Crying Over You / Coastin'
1965 SP FRATERNITY F-946 (US) . Tonky Go Go / When I'm Alone
09/1965 SP FRATERNITY F-951 (US) . Honky Tonk '65 / Chicken Pickin'
01/1966 SP FRATERNITY F-957 (US) . Crying Over You / Are You Guilty
1966 SP FRATERNITY F-959 (US) . The Circus / Buckaroo
1966 SP FRATERNITY F-967 (US) . Tension - Part 1 / Tension - Part 2
08/1966 SP FRATERNITY F-969 (US) . Wildwood Flower / Snow On The Mountain
1967 SP FRATERNITY F-981 (US) . I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Omaha
1967 SP FRATERNITY F-986 (US) . Save Your Money / Snow On The Mountain
04/1968 SP FRATERNITY F-1004 (US) . Soul Express / Down And Out
08/1968 SP ELEKTRA EK-45638 (US) . Memphis / Why
1968 SP FRATERNITY F-1278 (US) .

Down And Out / Soul Express

03/1969 SP ELEKTRA EK-45652 (US) .

In The Band / Save Your Money

1969 SP ELEKTRA INT. 80188 (F) Why / She Don't Come Here Anymore
1970 SP Buccaneer 3001 (US) . Memphis / Lonnie On The Move
1970 SP ELEKTRA EKM-45697 (US) .

Fine Way To Go / Why

03/1971 SP ELEKTRA EKM-45715 (US) (promo)

Lay It Down / Lay It Down

03/1971 SP ELEKTRA EKM-45715 (US)

Lay It Down / She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye

12/1971 SP ELEKTRA EKM-45761 (US) .

Rings / Florida

1973 SP QCA QC 407  (US) . Hello Highway / Take Me Like I Am
09/1975 SP ROULETTE RDJ-7175 (US) (promo) .

Highway 56 / All We Need Is Love , You And Me

1975 SP ROULETTE 45.R. 14003 (F)

Highway 56 / All We Need Is Love , You And Me

09/1975 SP BELLAPHON BF 18364 (GER) Highway 56 / All We Need Is Love, You And Me
1975 SP AMG 564N39 (US) .

Cincinnati Jail / Mexico

197? SP AMG 592-16 (US) . Midnight Brew (Melvin Carter) / Rock n' Roll Music (The Lonnie Mack No Shuck & Jive Road Band From Friendship, Ind.)
1977 SP CAPITOL P-4441 (US) .

Funky Country Living / Running Wild

1978 SP K-TEL BEP 17800 (F) Memphis (Lonnie MACK) / Wipe Out (SURFARIS)
1979 SP Lightning LIG 9011 (UK) (picture disc) Let's Dance (Chris MONTEZ) / Memphis (Lonnie MACK)
197? SP JEWEL 8261 (US) .

Sexy Ways / Ridin' The Blinds

198? SP BUCCANEER 3001 (US) .

Memphis / Lonnie On The Move

1986 MAXI EP ALLIGATOR ALA-4 (US)

Me And My Car / Rock People / Tough On Me, Tough On You / Song I Haven't Sung

1986 SP ALLIGATOR ALS-8075 (B) Stop / Tough On Me, Tough On You
07/1988 SP EPIC / COLUMBIA 34-07973 (US) .

Too Rock For Country, Too Country For Rock And Roll / Lucille

1988 SP EPIC / COLUMBIA 08117 (US) .

Hard Life / Fifties-Sixties Man

19?? S COLLECTABLES C 1176 (US) . Memphis / Wham!












Albums
 
1963 LP 12" FRATERNITY FS-1014 (US) THE WHAM OF THAT MEMPHIS MAN! - Wham / Where There's A Will / The Bounce / I'll Keep You Happy /Memphis / Baby, What's Wrong / Down And Out / Satisfied / Suzie-Q / Why / Down In The Dumps
1967 LP 12" President PTL1004  (UK) THE WHAM OF THAT MEMPHIS MAN - Wham / Where There's A Will / The Bounce / I'll Keep You Happy /Memphis / Baby, What's Wrong / Down And Out / Satisfied / Suzie-Q / Why / Down In The Dumps
1969 LP 12" ELEKTRA EKS 74040 (US) GLAD I'M IN THE BAND - Why / Save Your Money / Old House / Too Much Trouble / In The Band / Let Them Talk / Memphis/Sweat And Tears / Roberta / Stay Away From My Baby / She Don't Come Here Anymore
1969 LP 12" ELEKTRA EKS-74050 (US) WHATEVER'S RIGHT - Untouched By Human Love / I Found A Love / Share Your Love With Me / Teardrops On Your Letter / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Mt Healthy Blues / What Kind Of World Is This / My Babe/Things Have Gone To Pieces / Gotta Be An Answer
1970 LP 12" ELEKTRA EKS-74077 (US) FOR COLLECTORS ONLY - THE WHAM OF THAT MEMPHIS MAN! - Wham / I'll Keep You Happy / Suzie-Q / Farther On Down The Road / The Bounce / Where There's A Will There's A Way / Chicken Pickin' / Baby, What's Wrong / Down In The Dumps / Down And Out / Satisfied / Memphis / Why
1971 LP 12" ELEKTRA EKS-74102 (US) THE HILLS OF INDIANA - Asphalt Outlaw Hero / Florida / Lay It Down / The Hills Of Indiana / Uncle Pen / Bicycle Annie / A Fine Way To Go / Rings / The Man In Me / She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye / All Good Things Will Come To Pass / Three Angels
1972 LP 12" ELEKTRA EKS-74102 (AUS) THE HILLS OF INDIANA - Asphalt Outlaw Hero / Florida / Lay It Down / The Hills Of Indiana / Uncle Pen / Bicycle Annie / A Fine Way To Go / Rings / The Man In Me / She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye / All Good Things Will Come To Pass / Three Angels
1973 LP 12" QCA LP-304 (US) DUELING BANJOS - Rusty York & Lonnie MACK - Dueling Banjos / Ruby / Back Up And Push / Going Down The Road Feeling Bad / Ole Rattler / Cannonball Rag / Cripple Creek / Little Maggie / Grandfathers Clock / Duel Between A Fiddle And A Banjo / Molly And Tenbrooks / Amazing Grace / Foggy Mt. Breakdown / Pretty Polly / I'll Fly Away / Bile Them Cabbage Dow
1975 2 LP 12" TRIP TLX-9522 (US) THE MEMPHIS SOUND OF LONNIE MACK :
DISC 1 : Memphis / Don't Make My Baby Blue / Stand By Me / I Found A Love / Soul Express / I've Had It / Wildwood Flower / Snow On The Mountain / (I Washed My Hands In) Muddy Water / Shot Gun
DISC 2 : Sticks And Stones / Jam And Butter / One Mint Julep / Florence Of Arabia / Lonnie On The Move / Sa Ba Hoola / Money / Dorothy On My Mind / Men At Play / O' Boy
1977 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11619 (US) HOME AT LAST - Running Wild / My House / Funky Country Living / Lay Some Loving On Me / Glad That I'm Home / Love And You And Me / Britches / Drive To The Country / The Other Side / Give Of Your Love / Outskirts Of Town
1977 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11703 (US) LONNIE MACK & PISMO - Country / Mexico / I Feel A Change / Dixie's Your Name / Rock & Roll Like We Used To / Hug Me 'Til It Hurts / Lucy / Ebony And Ivory / Adobe Man / Drift Away Again
1980 LP 12" Flying V ED-2  (US) South - First Edition - Lonnie McIntosh - Back On The Road Again / Lonely Lady / Southbound Again / Mr. Bartender / Slow Dance / After The Harvest / Back Roads, Back Home / San Juan Bay / Fiddlin' Dick / Rainin' In New York / Flat Out
1985 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL-4739 (US) STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING - Hound Dog Man / Satisfy Suzie / Stop / Long Way From Memphis / Double Whammy / Strike Like Lightning / Falling Back In Love With You / If You Have To Know / You Ain't Got Me / Oreo Cookie Blues
1985 LP 12" Victor ‎VIL-28003 (JAP) STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING - Hound Dog Man / Satisfy Suzie / Stop / Long Way From Memphis / Double Whammy / Strike Like Lightning / Falling Back In Love With You / If You Have To Know / You Ain't Got Me / Oreo Cookie Blues
1986 LP 12" ALLIGATOR AL-4750 (US) SECOND SIGHT - Me And My Car / Rock & Roll Bones / Tough On Me, Tough On You / Camp Washington Chill / Cincinnati Jail / Rock People / Buffalo Woman / Ain't Nobody / Back On The Road Again / A Song I Haven't Sung
1988 LP 12" EPIC FE-44075 (US) ROADHOUSES & DANCE HALLS - Too Rock For Country / 50's/60's Man / Lucille / Medley : Sexy Ways - Annie Had A Baby / Plain Jane (In A Mustang) / Honky Tonk Man / Riding The Blinds / High Blood Pressure / Cocaine Blues / Hard Life
1989 CD ALLIGATOR ALCD-4786 (US) ATTACK OF THE KILLER V - LIVE! - Riding The Blinds / Natural Disaster / Stop / Medley: Camp Washington Chili - If You Have To Know / Satisfy Suzie / I Found A Love / The Move / Cincinnati Jail
1992 CD ACE CDCH 352 (UK) LONNIE ON THE MOVE - I Found A Love / Soul Express / I've Had It / Wildwood Flower / Snow On The Mountain / I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water / Shotgun / Sticks And Stones / Jam And Butter / One Mint Julep / Florence Of Arabia / Lonnie On The Move / Sa-Ba-Hoola / Money (That's What I Want) / Dorothy On My Mind / Men At Play / Oh Boy / Stand By Me / Don't Make My Baby Blue
1994 CD One Way S21-17964 (US) LONNIE MACK & PISMO - Country / Mexico / I Feel A Change / Dixie's Your Name / Rock & Roll Like We Used To / Hug Me 'Til It Hurts / Lucy / Ebony And Ivory / Adobe Man / Drift Away Again
1998 2 CD MACK'S FLYING V  ? (US) LIVE AT COCO'S :
CD 1 : Lonely Man / Mexico / Down In The Dumps / Sexy Ways / Baby What's Wrong / High Blood Pressure / You're So Fine / Memphis / Guitar Blues / Why / Farther On Down The Road / Stormy Monday / Rock And Roll Music / Wild Wood Flower 
CD 2 : Funky Country Livin / Running Wild / Falling Back In Love / Man From Bowling Green / Cocaine Blues / Honky Tonk Angel / Roxanne / Woke Up This Morning / Before You Accuse Me / Hug Me Till It Hurts / Things I Used To Do / Ridin' The Blinds 
1999 2 CD MACK'S FLYING V  ? (US) DIRECT HITS AND CLOSE CALLS - 1962-1968 :
CD 1 : Wham / Where There's A Will There's A Way / The Bounce / I'll Keep You Happy / Memphis / Baby What's Wrong / Down And Out / Satisfied / Susie Q / Why Down In The Dumps / Chickin' Pickin / Oh, I Apologize / Gee Baby / Say Something Nice To Me / From Me To You / Lonnie On The Move / Farther On Up The Road / Cry, Cry, Cry / Save Your Money / Tension (Part 1)  / Tension (Part 2)  
CD 2 : Sa-Ba-Hoola / Money (That's What I Want) / Dorothy On My Mind / Men At Play / Oh Boy! / Stand By Me / Don't Make My Baby Blue / Soul Express (Alias The Freeze) / I Found A Love / I've Had It / Snow On The Mountain / Hands In Muddy Water / Shotgun / Sticks And Stones / One Mint Julep / Florence Of Arabia / Wildwood Flower 
07/1999 CD ACE CDCHD 713 (UK) MEMPHIS WHAM! - Memphis / Where There's A Will There'sa Way / Wham! / I'll Keep You Happy / The Bounce / Baby What's Wrong / Down And Out / Satisfied / Susie-Q / Why / Down In The Dumps / Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / Gee Baby / Chicken Pickin' / Oh, I Apologize / Say Something Nice To Me / From Me To You / Turn On Your Love Light / The Freeze / Farther On Up The Road / Cry Cry Cry / Save Your Money / Tension, Pt. 1 / Tension, Pt. 2
03/2001 CD Lucky Dog 85403 (US)

Roadhouses & Dance Halls - Too Rock For Country / 50's/60's Man / Lucille / Medley: Sexy Ways - Annie Had A Baby / Plain Jane (In A Mustang) / Honky Tonk Man / Riding The Blinds / High Blood Pressure / Cocaine Blues / Hard Life

07/2001 CD ACE CDCHD 807 (UK) FROM NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS - Soul Serenade / Nashville / No More Pain / Blues Twist, Pt. 1 / Blues Twist, Pt. 2 / Tonky-Go-Go / She Don't Come Here Anymore / Honky Tonk '65 / Buckaroo / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Omaha / Crying Over You / Coastin' / When I'm Alone / The Circus Song / Are You Guilty? / Wildwood Flower / Don't Make My Baby Blue / Down In The Dumps / Any Day Now / Teacha / Doggin' / Instrumental #1 / I'm So Satisfied / Goodbye Baby Goodbye / Memphis
06/2002 CD ACE CDCHD 847 (UK) STILL ON THE MOVE - Sa-Ba-Hoola / Wildwood Flower / I've Had It / Cry Cry Cry [alt take 2] / Snow On The Mountain / Sticks And Stones / Don't Make My Baby Blue / Oh, Boy! / Florence Of Arabia / Stand By Me / Dorothy On My Mind / I Found A Love / The Circus Song AKA A Good Woman's Love / Money (That's What I Want) / Men At Play / Tonky Go Go / Oh I Apologize [alt take 6] / Lonnie On The Move AKA For Kicks AKA Turn On Your Lovelight / Shotgun / I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water / One Mint Julep / Money (That's What I Want) [alt take 2] / Florence Of Arabia / When I'm Alone / Omaha / Soul Serenade
2008 CD COLLECTABLES 6974 (US) THE WHAM OF THAT MEMPHIS MAN! - Wham! / I'll Keep You Happy / Suzie Q / Farther On Down The Road / Bounce / Where There's A Will There'sa Way / Chicken Pickin' / Baby What's Wrong? / Down In The Dumps / Down And Out / Satisfied / Memphis / Why

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