Top Tommy Johnson Albums
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Essential Blues Masters
Essential Blues Masters
[2009]
Tommy Johnson 1928 - 1929
Tommy Johnson 1928 - 1929
[2000]
Related Information for Tommy Johnson
Tommy Johnson (1896 – November 1, 1956) was an influential American delta blues musician, who recorded in the late 1920s, and was known for his eerie falsetto voice and intricate guitar playing.Johnson was born near Terry, Mississippi, and moved around 1910 to Crystal Springs where he lived for most of his life. He learned to play the guitar and, by 1914, was supplementing his income by playing at local parties with his brothers Major and LeDell. In 1916 he married and moved to Webb Jennings' Plantation near Drew, Mississippi, close to the Dockery Plantation. There he met other musicians including Charley Patton and Willie Brown.By 1920 he had become an alcoholic and itinerant musician, based in Crystal Springs but traveling wid... read more