Lonnie Johnson: She’s Only a Woman

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This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month.

Today is the birthday of the great bluesman Lonnie Johnson. For his full bio go here.

In honor of the day, we share his 1939 recording of the tune, “She’s Only a Woman”

To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. And don’t miss Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, to be released by Bear Manor Media in 2013.

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