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Born in Winnsboro, Louisiana, Johnson didn't begin singing professionally until after moving to Dallas. Johnson had a chance to open for Lavelle White in Mexia, Texas, and stole the show. At that point, he quit his day job with the Dallas parks department and formed a band, the Soul Blenders. He recorded his first single, "Lovin You" b/w "Cold Cold Heart," for Movin' Records in 1968. Johnson recorded other singles before his first album for Ronn Records, "Just In Time". Johnson has played the blues festivals in San Francisco and Monterey, and his next compact disc, "It's Party Time", was released on the Louisiana-based Paula Records label in 1993. Starting in 1995, Malaco Records released another 2 albums, before he recorded a great disc for Frank-O Johnson's Phat Sounds label. Ernie Johnson is one of our best living soul bluesmen and he deserves more attention folks.

Album Discography

Ernie Johnson Just In Time "Just In Time" (Ronn 1986; 1994)

1. Just in Time
2. You're About to Succeed
3. Party All Night
4. You're Gonna Miss Me
5. Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation
6. In My Dreams
7. Cold Woman
8. Give Me a Little Bit of Your Loving

ernie johnson it's party time "It's Party Time" (Paula 1993)

1. It's Party Time
2. Honey I Love You
3. That Thang
4. Congratulations
5. Broke Man Can't Win
6. Dreams to Remember
7. Hard Times
8. Am I Losing You
9. Crying Out the Blues
10. Final Notice
11. I'm Doing Alright
12. Jesus Is a Waymaker

ernie johnson in the mood "In The Mood" (Waldoxy 1995)

1. I'm in the Mood for the Blues
2. Loves on the Other Line
3. Cold This Winter
4. Don't Waste My Time
5. I Love You
6. Bouncin' Back
7. Share You With Someone Else
8. Hold On
9. Move Along
10. It's All Over

Ernie Johnson Hot & Steamy "Hot & Steamy" (Waldoxy 1998)

1. Kiss It
2. Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
3. I'll Be Gone for Good
4. Made Your Bed Hard
5. Honey Love
6. I'll Choose
7. Hot & Steamy
8. My Lover's Prayer
9. Tonight's the Night
10. E.J. Stomp

Ernie Johnson Squeeze It "Squeeze It" (Phat Sounds 2001)

1. Who Is That Man
2. All American Girl
3. Squeeze It
4. It's Getting Hard
5. It's Party Time Again 2000
6. I've Been Loving You to Long
7. Who Told You
8. Entertainer, The
9. You Made This a Happy Home
10. I Remember J.T.
11. Sexy (Sleeper)

ernie johnson jesus is waymaker "Jesus Is A Waymaker" (Stairway Ent 2005)

1. Jesus is a way maker
2. Lord take control of my soul
3. Sinner man
4. Search me Lord
5. That's heaven to me
6. I'm building my manision in the sky
7. I believe in my Lord
8. Jesus will see you through
9. Bring our troops home

It's Party Time Revived: The Best Of Ernie Johnson"It's Party Time Revived: The Best Of Ernie Johnson" (Stairway Ent 2005) LISTEN

1. It's Party Time
2. Dreams to Remember
3. Hard Time
4. Cold Woman
5. Crying out the Blues
6. You're About to Succeed
7. That Thang
8. Broke Man Can't Win
9. Final Notice
10. Just in Time
11. Give Me a Little Bit
12. You Gonna Miss Me
13. In My Dream
14. Big Man Cry
15. Old Man Blues
16. Bring Our Troops Home
17. Party All Night
18. Drowning in Misery
19. Narc Man

"I'm The One You Need" (Stairway Ent. 2009) LISTEN

1. Let's get this party on
2. Valley of love
3. Laid around, Played around,too long
4. Good Thang man
5. Pumps and Rumps
6. Let's make love tonight
7. I'm the one you need
8. You're the only one
9. Dance to the music
10. Double Cross
11. Forever just ain't long enough
12. Please don't leave me this way
13. Swing out

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