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Johnny Adams

Johnny Adams

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Johnny Adams (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 1985

Growing up in New Orleans, gospel roots, the country music connection and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 59.8mb, total interview length: 1h 02' 15" sound quality: ***

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Johnny Adams: Heart And Soul; Eddie Floyd Down To Earth

Review by Charlie Gillett, Creem, October 1971

If anybody doubts that this is a poverty-stricken era for popular music, let him name a black solo male singer whose records he looks forward ...

Johnny Adams: Club Lingerie, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 30 January 1984


Johnny Adams Creeps Up On Some Recognition

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 23 September 1984

NEW ORLEANS — Sometimes talent alone isn't enough to forge a successful career in pop music. ...

Earl King, Johnny Adams: Nugget Club, Long Beach CA

Live Review by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 3 March 1986


Johnny Adams: The Tan Nightingale (Charly)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1987

CHARLY FOLLOW-UP their 1978 reissue of Johnny's Heart And Soul album with a wider-ranging retrospective on the man also known as the Tan Canary. (Given ...

Johnny Adams and Percy Mayfield: A Blues Gem From A Surprising Pairing

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 15 April 1990

Walking on a Tightrope album mixes Johnny Adams' vocals and Percy Mayfield compositions ...


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