Lonnie Brooks

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Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933) is an American blues singer and guitarist. The musicologist Robert Palmer, writing in Rolling Stone, stated, "His music is witty, soulful and ferociously energetic, brimming with novel harmonic turnarounds, committed vocals and simply astonishing guitar work." Jon Pareles, a music critic for the New York Times, wrote, "He sings in a rowdy baritone, sliding and rasping in songs that celebrate lust, fulfilled and unfulfilled; his guitar solos are pointed and unhurried, with a tone that slices cleanly across the beat. Wearing a cowboy hat, he looks like the embodiment of a good-time bluesman."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Hot Shot Lonnie Brooks 2
1990 Turn on the Night Lonnie Brooks 1
1992 Sweet Home Chicago Lonnie Brooks 1
1996 Roadhouse Rules Lonnie Brooks 1
1999 Lone Star Shootout Lonnie Brooks, Long John Hunter & Phillip Walker 1
Wound Up Tight Lonnie Brooks 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 The Blues Collection: Lonnie Brooks, Reconsider Baby Lonnie Brooks 2
1997 Deluxe Edition Lonnie Brooks 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Live at Pepper's, 1968 Lonnie Brooks 1
Live From Chicago: Bayou Lightning Strikes Lonnie Brooks 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Satisfaction Guaranteed Lonnie Brooks 1
Bayou Lightning Lonnie Brooks 1

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