Lonnie Brooks Is An American Blues Singer And guitarist

Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., Dec 18, 1933), born in Dubuisson, Louisiana, is an American blues singer and blues guitarist. He first learned to play blues from his banjo-picking grandfather, and began to consider playing professionally when he moved to Port Arthur, Texas, in the early 1950s. He started his solo career as Guitar Junior and signed with Lake Charles, Louisiana’s Goldband label, releasing singles including “Family Rules,” “Made in the Shade,” and “The Crawl.” In 1960, this blues guitarist moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he adopted a new stage name, Lonnie Brooks. In 1969, he recorded his first album, Broke An’ Hungry, for the Capitol label.


Top 5 Songs

One More Shot
Hoodoo She Do
Jealous Man
Cold Lonely Nights
Two Headed Man

Top 3 Albums

Broke An’ Hungry
Sweet Home Chicago
Living Chicago Blues


1999 Lone Star Shootout (Alligator)
1997 Deluxe Edition (Alligator)
1996 Roadhouse Rules (Alligator)
1993 Let’s Talk It Over (1977 session), (Delmark)
1991 Satisfaction Guaranteed (Alligator)
1988 Live From Chicago-Bayou Lightning Strikes (Alligator)
1986 Wound Up Tight (Alligator)
1985 Live at Pepper’s (Black Magic)
1984 The Crawl (Charly)
1983 Hot Shot (Alligator)
1981 Turn On The Night (Alligator)
1980 Blues Deluxe (Alligator/WXRT)
1979 Bayou Lightning (Alligator)
1978 Living Chicago Blues, Vol.3 (Alligator)
1975 Sweet Home Chicago (Black & Blue)
1969 Broke An’ Hungry (Capitol)

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