Blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson is much more than just Syl’s big brother | The Secret History of Chicago Music | Chicago Reader

Blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson is much more than just Syl’s big brother 

This 91-year-old living legend released his newest album just four months ago.

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Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who've been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place.

  • Jimmy Johnson’s first domestic solo album as a bluesman, released in 1979
  • Jimmy Johnson and his band perform “Heap See” at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted in 1987.
  • Jimmy Johnson’s 1994 album I’m a Jockey, initially released by French label Birdology and then picked up for U.S. distribution by Verve
  • Jimmy Johnson’s most recent album, released in 2019, when he was 90 years old

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