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Johnnie B Bad

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Track Listing

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1Tanqueray (Johnnie Johnson / Keith Richards)4:51
2Hush Oh Hush (Roosevelt Sykes / Pearl King)3:19
3Johnnie B. Bad (Steve Ferguson / Terry Adams)2:32
4Creek Mud (Johnnie Johnson / Tom Ardolino)5:24
5Fault Line Tremor (Steve Ferguson)3:40
6Stepped in What!? (Steve Ferguson)4:08
7Can You Stand It (Steve Ferguson)2:42
8Key to the Highway (McKinley Morganfield)3:19
9Blues #572 (Johnnie Johnson)3:28
10Baby What's Wrong (Jimmie Reed)3:35
11Cow Cow Blues (Charles Davenport)3:12
12Movin' Out (Johnnie Johnson)3:51

About this Album

Perhaps best known as the pianist for Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson is equally a leader in his own right, as heard here. He is joined by various bands that include Keith Richards and Eric Clapton for a rollicking set of country and jazz tinged-blues. The New York Times called it “a long-overdue tribute to one of rock-and-roll's most talented unsung heroes.”


Johnnie Johnson, piano, vocals
Keith Richards, guitar, vocals (1, 8)
Joey Spampinato, bass, background vocals (1-5, 7-9, 11, 12)
Steve Jordan, drums, background vocals (1, 8)
Bernie Worrell, keyboards, background vocals (1, 8)
Bernard Fowler, background vocals (1, 8)
Steve Ferguson, lead guitar, vocals (2-5, 7, 9, 12)
Al Anderson, rhythm guitar, vocals (2, 3, 5, 7, 12)
Tom Ardolino, drums (2-5, 7, 9, 11, 12)
Tery Adams, harmonica (5)
Eric Clapton, guitar (4, 9)
Michael Ray, trumpet (11)

Track 1, 8 produced by Keith Richards
Engineer: Tom Mark
Assistant Engineer: Steve Reynolds
Recorded November & December 1990 at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA
Mixed at Nevessa Production, Woodstock, New York
Assistant Engineer: Chris Anderson
Track 2-7, 9-12 produced by Terry Adams
Recorded January 1991 at Sorcerer Sound, New York City
Engineer: Joe Blaney
Mastered by Howie Weinberg

Design by John William Costa
Cover photograph by Michael P. Smith

Executive Producer: Nancy Jeffries

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