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Johnny Adams

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 5, 1932 | Died: 1998    

Johnny Adams

“The Tan Canary”

The Big Easy has spawned more than its fair share of musical offspring. But just being a native son does not guarantee success. One has to earn it. There are many who vocalize in R&B and blues, but not too many real soul singers. They have a tendency to get weeded out real quick.

Johnny Adams was a long-time regular on the New Orleans music scene, beginning with his 1959 rhythm and blues hit “I Won't Cry.” Adams, whose velvety voice could stretch into a high falsetto with ease, mastered a handful of musical styles, including gospel, blues, soul, jazz, and country. Over his nearly 40-year career, he recorded in these varied genres on a number of labels, yet he never reached the national stardom of some of his contemporaries. He performed largely in New Orleans, where he became a local legend....
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Source: James Nadal

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    There Is Always One More Time

    Scandia
    2000
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    Good Morning Heartache

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    1996
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    The Verdict

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    1995
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    Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus: The Real Me

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    1991
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    Walking On A Tightrope – The Songs Of Percy Mayfield

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    1989
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    After Dark

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    1986
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    From The Heart

    Scandia
    1984

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Featured recording “The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album”

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The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album

Rounder Records (2006)
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