Mambo Sauce logos by Mutert Productions, Doug Mutert, drmutert@hotmail.com, 314-322-6771

Mambo Sauce is sponsored by the Brass Eye Cocktail Lounge in historic downtown Niles, Michigan

If you’re buying something from Amazon anyway, and you click through the button below, the show gets a small percentage of the total sale.

We respect your privacy and will never sell your data.

© Mambo Sauce, LLC

LONNIE JOHNSON

Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson was born in the year 1899 in New Orleans into a world of music. His family was full of musicians and he himself was studying guitar, violin, and piano as a child.

Lonnie once said "There was music all around us and in my family you'd better play something, even if you just banged on a tin can."

Lonnie kept up the family tradition. He’s recognized as a pioneer of jazz guitar, jazz violin, and for the single-string solo guitar styles we hear even today in blues, jazz, and rock. Many of his recordings came after Johnson won a blues contest with the prize being a recording contract with Okeh Records.

Profile Photo

Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer

Library of Congress

Steppin' On The Blues

1/7

Released: 1990

Label: Colombia Records
Country: US

Listen-Apple-Music.png