L.V. Johnson

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L.V. Johnson 

Chicago-born Soul singer with a sultry, husky voice was the nephew of Elmore James and worked as a staff guitarist at Stax, playing on sessions for the Bar-Kays, Johnnie Taylor, and the Soul Children. He also released a couple 45s for Volt ("Don't Cha Mess With My Money, My Honey Or My Woman"). Later he released various singles as an artist in the late 70s and 80s for labels like ICA, Phono and Sunnyview. Phono also issued his first LP in 1981 ("We Belong Together"). After one more obscure platter (1986's "All Night Party"). Johnson was signed to Ichiban where he recorded until his 1994 death.

Though enjoying a few underground hits ("It's So Cold & Mean (On The Drug Scene)", "Take A Little Time To Know Her"), other singers did better with his songs, like Tyrone Davis ("Are You Serious" ,"True Love Is Hard to Find") and Bobby 'Blue" Bland ( "Country Love") and the Dells ("Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation")

Album Discography

"We Belong Together" (Phono 1981)

1. we belong together
2. I love you I want you
3. Try a little tenderness
4. I'm lucky guy
5. I don't really care
6. the whole town's laughing
7. dancing girl
8. danny boy

"All Night Party" (Sunnyview 1986)

1. Take A Little Time
2. Peace of Mind
3. You're Happening
4. As Time Go Passing By
5. All Night Party
6. Leapin' Frog
7. Stand By Me
8. Let's Straighten It Out
9. Mr. Fanman

"Cold & Mean" (Ichiban 1989) LISTEN

1. Get Him Out Of Your System
2. It's So Cold and Mean (The Drug Scene)
3. One In A Million You
4. Blues In The North
5. It's Not My Time
6. Make You Mine
7. Steal Away
8. How Can I Live Without You

"I Got The Touch" (Ichiban 1991)

1. I Got The Touch
2. Take A Little Time To Know Her
3. Are You Serious
4. I Don't Want To Lose Your Love
5. What Do You Mean, Love Ain't Got Nothing To Do With It
6. I Am Missing You
7. I Just Can't Get Over You
8. Stroking Kind (Choking Kind)

"Unclassified" (Ichiban 1992)


1. VooDoo Woman
2. Discover Me
3. Whatever Happened
4. We Can't Find Each Other
5. Selective Amnesia
6. Four Walls
7. Too Many Traps
8. Cryin'
9. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love

 

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