ERNIE JOHNSON

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ERNIE JOHNSON CONTINUES IN THE SOUL-BLUES SINGING PATH FORGED BY ARTISTS LIKE BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, Z.Z. HILL, LITTLE MILTON AND R.L. GRIFFIN. BORN IN WINNSBOROUGH, LA, JOHNSON DIDN'T BEGIN SINGING PROFESSIONALLY UNTIL AFTER HE MOVED TO DALLAS, TX. HIS VOCL INFLUENCES WERE NAT KING COLE,DEE CLARK, CLYDE McPHATTER, JACKIE WILSON AND ESPECIALLY BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND. HE RECALLED THAT HEARING BLAND SING " FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD" WAS A REVELATORY EXPERIENCE. JOHNSON HAD THE CHANCE TO OPEN FOR MISS LAVELLE WHITE AND GUITAR JAMES IN MEXIA, TX. 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 FATS WASHINGTON'S "MOVIN' RECORDS" IN 1968. JOHNSON RECORDED OTHER SINGLES BEFORE HIS FIRST ALBUM WITH RONN RECORDS, "JUST IN TIME". JOHNSON HAS PLAYED THE BLUES FESTIVALS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY, AND HIS FIRST CD,"IT'S PARTY TIME", WAS RELEASED ON THE LOUISIANA-BASED PAULA RECORDS LABEL IN 1993. JOHNSON FINANCED AND PRODUCED THE ALBUM HIMSELF, AND WROTE ALL THE SONGS EXCEPT FOR HIS RENDITION OF OTIS REDDING'S "DREAMS TO REMEMBER".

HAVING FANS AND PLAYING VENUES ALL OVER THE WORLD HE NOW SHARES HIS TALEN AS A FEATURED ARTIST ON L.A. BIG DADDY'S "ROCK YOUR BLUES AWAY" RELEASE ON CENTROPLEX RECORDS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:     ERNIE JOHNSON   PLEASE CONTACT US AT   EliteRadio21.4@gmail.com   OR CALL OR TEXT   801.660.5253

 

ERNIE JOHNSON CONTINUES IN THE SOUL-BLUES SINGING PATH FORGED BY ARTISTS LIKE BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, Z.Z. HILL, LITTLE MILTON AND R.L. GRIFFIN. BORN IN WINNSBOROUGH, LA, JOHNSON DIDN'T BEGIN SINGING PROFESSIONALLY UNTIL AFTER HE MOVED TO DALLAS, TX. HIS VOCL INFLUENCES WERE NAT KING COLE,DEE CLARK, CLYDE McPHATTER, JACKIE WILSON AND ESPECIALLY BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND. HE RECALLED THAT HEARING BLAND SING " FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD" WAS A REVELATORY EXPERIENCE. JOHNSON HAD THE CHANCE TO OPEN FOR MISS LAVELLE WHITE AND GUITAR JAMES IN MEXIA, TX. 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 FATS WASHINGTON'S "MOVIN' RECORDS" IN 1968. JOHNSON RECORDED OTHER SINGLES BEFORE HIS FIRST ALBUM WITH RONN RECORDS, "JUST IN TIME". JOHNSON HAS PLAYED THE BLUES FESTIVALS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY, AND HIS FIRST CD,"IT'S PARTY TIME", WAS RELEASED ON THE LOUISIANA-BASED PAULA RECORDS LABEL IN 1993. JOHNSON FINANCED AND PRODUCED THE ALBUM HIMSELF, AND WROTE ALL THE SONGS EXCEPT FOR HIS RENDITION OF OTIS REDDING'S "DREAMS TO REMEMBER".

HAVING FANS AND PLAYING VENUES ALL OVER THE WORLD HE NOW SHARES HIS TALEN AS A FEATURED ARTIST ON L.A. BIG DADDY'S "ROCK YOUR BLUES AWAY" RELEASE ON CENTROPLEX RECORDS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:     ERNIE JOHNSON   PLEASE CONTACT US AT   EliteRadio21.4@gmail.com   OR CALL OR TEXT   801.660.5253

 

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