keith Richards on Johnnie Johnson

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keith Richards on Johnnie Johnson

Postby blueslover » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:54 am

"The gentle giant, Johnnie Johnson, leaves us all with a sense of less. To watch those enormous hands pick out such delicate notes is something you can o­nly wonder at. His influence o­n all of us cannot be measured.

That smile, those jokes and stories the warmth welded to that driving left hand and the deep feeling that dripped like honey from his right stays with all of us forever.

I'm listening to him now.

JOHNNY B GOODE was beyond just good. He was BAD!

Diamond Tiaras o­n him!

Gentlemen such as Johnnie are few and far between.

Me miss him, but I can still hear him"

Keith Richards
April 13, 2005

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RE: keith Richards on Johnnie Johnson

Postby doc williamson » Wed May 04, 2005 1:46 pm

Johnnie Johnson was the one piano hero and influence of mine that I had not met and most wanted to meet. From his Chuck Berry recordings where he may have written many of Chuck's signature licks and Chuck adapted them to guitar to his blues recordings. I love them all. I love his swinging jump blues intrumental "Francis." Dammit, I miss him.
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