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Alabama Slide Guitar

Alabama Slide Guitar
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Johnie Lewis was a house painter and self-taught guitarist and singer. Born in Alabama, Lewis first left home at age 14. He worked odd jobs and learned new trades to make ends meet. He also taught himself to play the guitar and sing and began to play house parties to supplement his income. He eventually traveled to Chicago in search of work and to escape segregated life in the South. It was through a painting customer that Lewis’s music came to the attention of film director Harley Cokless. Impressed with Lewis’s music skills, Cokless included him in the film The Chicago Blues in 1970. The film appearance resulted in Lewis having two recording sessions for Arhoolie in 1970 and 1971. This collection consists of the best tracks from those two sessions.

Track Listing

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Hobo Blues Johnie Lewis 4:31
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102
He Met Me On a Thursday Morning Johnie Lewis 3:53
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103
Uncle Sam Ain't No Woman Johnie Lewis 3:45
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104
Can't Hardly Get Along Johnie Lewis 2:56
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105
My Little Gal Johnie Lewis 3:57
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106
North Carolina Blues Johnie Lewis 3:46
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107
I'm Gonna Quit My Baby Johnie Lewis 3:34
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108
Baby, Listen to Me Howl Johnie Lewis 4:26
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109
You Gonna Miss Me (About Dr. Martin Luther King) Johnie Lewis 2:31
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Mistake in Life (Handsome Stranger) Johnie Lewis 2:55
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111
I Got to Climb a High Mountain (About Dr. Martin Luther King) Johnie Lewis 3:14
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112
My Mother Often Told Me Johnie Lewis 2:30
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113
Lewis' Little Girl Done Stole a Black Cat Bone Johnie Lewis 4:23
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114
Jumpin' Jive Johnie Lewis 1:17
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115
Poor Boy Johnie Lewis 2:21
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116
Guitar Blues (Hound Dogs On My Track) Johnie Lewis 3:09
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117
Comb My Baby's Hair Johnie Lewis 2:51
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118
Oh Lord, Tell Me Right From Wrong Johnie Lewis 2:53