Big Jack Johnson - The Oil Man

b July 30, 1940 - Lambert, MS    d March 14, 2011 - Memphis, TN

Handy Blues Award Winner in 2003.

BigJack9.jpg (35204 bytes)Big Jack's father played the fiddle and guitar in Clarksdale, MS playing mostly Country music.  Big Jack said that he listened to the Grand Ole Opry growing up.  Jack sat in with daddy's band as a teenager.  Later on he switched to electric guitar after listening to BB King.  Big Jack was first recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN by Sam Phillips in 1961.  Along with Frank Frost & Sam Carr, Jack was a member of the nationally known Jelly Roll Kings.  Big Jack appeared in the films, "Juke Joint Saturday Night", "Juke", and Robert Palmer's acclaimed "Deep Blues".  Big Jack recorded & toured out of his home in Clarksdale, MS until his death in 2011 after a short illness.

 

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