Detailed Platinum Member Lesson

"Another Night to Cry" is the first track from the Lonnie Johnson album, Another Night to Cry, released in 1962 by the Bluesville label. This live version is from the American Folk Blues Festival touring Europe in 1963. Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson (February 8, 1899 – June 16, 1970) was an American blues and jazz singer, guitarist, violinist and songwriter. He was a pioneer of jazz guitar and jazz violin and is recognized as the first to play an electrically amplified violin. Johnson's early recordings are the first guitar recordings that display a single-note soloing style with string bending and vibrato. Johnson pioneered this style of guitar playing on records, and his influence is obvious in the playing of Django Reinhardt, T-Bone Walker and virtually all electric blues guitarists.