Lonnie Brooks

Even after 40 years away from his Louisiana home, Lonnie Brooks' music is still instilled with the funky, swampy bayou rhythms of Opelousas and Lafayette, and his lyrics often speak of black cat bones and mojo hands. But along the road from Louisiana to Chicago, he's combined the swing of Texas, the soul of Memphis and the pure power of Chicago blues into a musical gumbo that is all his own.

Lee Baker, Jr. was just a young laborer in Port Arthur when Clifton Chenier spotted him playing guitar on his porch and drafted him into the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Soon after, under the name “Guitar Junior”, he burst onto the scene as a rock 'n' roll star, cutting a string of Gulf Coast hits like “Family Rules” , “The Crawl”, and “Roll, Roll, Roll” for the famed Goldband label.

Read more

4 Photos

Albums

Deluxe Edition
Deluxe Edition
Alligator Records
1997
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Buddy Guy Buddy Guy
guitar, electric
James Cotton James Cotton
harmonica
J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir
guitar
Otis Rush Otis Rush
guitar, electric
Tab Benoit Tab Benoit
guitar, electric
Koko Taylor Koko Taylor
vocalist

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google banner ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Fund All About Jazz's Future