Johnny Littlejohn

Terrell 6178 – Can’t Be Still /What In The World (You Gonna Do) (also released on Margaret 997)

Margaret 996 – Kitty O / Johnny’s Jive

Chicago blues guitarist Johnny Littlejohn started his solo recording career in the late 60s and the Terrell/Margaret sides are his earliest solo efforts.  They are all compelling blues sides driven by his fine voice and guitar playing.  These initial sides were cut with Menard Rogers for his Margaret label and again Hines mysteriously has gained production/publishing credits for the Terrell issue.  A Lynn’s distribution credit appears on the yellow label press of Margaret 996 possibly beginning the association (it is absent from the light blue label pressing).  Littlejohn’s slightly later Arhoolie LP is well worth a listen and he was pretty consistent on record throughout his long career.  The Terrell 45 was also released on Margaret but without the added Reginald Publishing credit.

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