Lonnie Brooks - Deluxe Edition

Lonnie Brooks

Lonnie Brooks - Deluxe Edition

Over 60 minutes of the Bayou Boogieman's spicy gumbo of blues, rock, soul, R&B and swamp pop. Includes "Jealous Man," "Don't Take Advantage of Me" and "Hoodoo She Do;" remastered in 20-bit audio. With never-before-seen photos and mini-poster.

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1. Jealous Man 3:41
2. Something You Got 3:40
3. Temporary Insanity 3:40
4. End Of The Rope 3:54
5. Don't Take Advantage Of Me 4:17
6. You Know What My Body Needs 5:28
7. In The Dark 5:21
8. Hoodoo She Do 3:47
9. Figurehead 4:15
10. One More Shot 2:35
11. Cold Lonely Nights 5:40
12. Zydeco 2:43
13. Family Rules 3:23
14. Roll Of The Tumbling Dice 4:14
15. Like Father, Like Son 5:50

Lonnie Brooks, vocal and lead guitar with:
Ronnie Baker Brooks, vocal and lead guitar on Like Father, Like Son, lead guitar on Hoodoo She Do

Rhythm Guitar,
Ronnie Baker Brooks (3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 15)
Bob Levis (2, 7, 9, 12)
Dion Payton (5, 10, 13)
Osee Anderson (1, 4, 6, 11)
Larry Clyman (1, 4)

Harlan Terson (2, 7, 9, 12)
Lafayette Lyle, Jr. (5, 6, 10, 11, 13)
Noel Neal (1, 4)
Augustus Taylor (3, 15)
David Smith (8)

Casey Jones (7, 9)
Billy Jackson (12)
Merle Perkins (2)
Perdis Wilson (5, 10, 13)
Jimi Schutte (1, 4, 6, 11)
Kevin Mitchell (3, 15)
Steve Potts (8)

Rob Waters (7, 9)
Ken Sajdak (2, 5, 10, 12, 13)
Tom Giblin (1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 15)
Ernest Williamson (8)

Tenor Sax on Family Rules:
Abb Locke

Harmonica on Roll Of The Tumbling Dice:
Sugar Blue

Horns on Something You Got:
Jimmy Jewell, Saxes and arrangement
Paul Howard, Trumpet

* Tracks 1 & 4 produced by Lonnie Brooks and Bruce Iglauer at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL, 1986. * Tracks 2 & 12 produced by Bruce Iglauer and Lonnie Brooks with Fred Breitberg at Curtom Studios, Chicago, IL, 1980. * Tracks 3 & 15 produced by Lonnie Brooks, Bruce Iglauer & The Lonnie Brooks Band at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL, 1991. * Tracks 5, 10 & 13 produced by Lonnie Brooks and Bruce Iglauer at Red Label Recording, Winnetka, IL, 1983. * Tracks 6 & 11 produced by Bruce Iglauer, live at B.L.U.E.S., Etcetera, Chicago, IL, 1987. * Tracks 7 & 9 produced by Lonnie Brooks & Bruce Iglauer with Richard McLeese at Curtom Studios, Chicago, IL, 1979. * Tracks 8 & 14 produced by Jim Gaines at 315 Beale Studios and Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN and Hinge Studios, Chicago, IL, 1996.

Engineers: Fred Breitberg (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13), Sam Fishkin (3, 15), Timothy Powell & Justin Niebank (6, 11), Jeff Powell, Jeffrey Reed & Michael Iacopelli (8, 14)

Assistants: Eddie B. Flick (2, 7, 9, 12), Vilma Arguelles, Chris Shepard, John Armstrong & William Holder (3, 15), Mark Harder & Isa Helderman (6, 11), Jason Latshaw (8, 14)

Mixers: Justin Neibank (1, 4), Sam Fishkin (3, 15), Justin Niebank & Tim Hale (6, 11), Sam Fishkin (8, 14)

Deluxe Edition Series produced by Bob DePugh, Bruce Iglauer, and David Forte
Design by David Forte
Cover photo by Jack Vartoogian, book back photo by Bert Lek, inlay photo by Steve Kagan, inside of inlay photo by Michael Weinstein


Even after almost forty years away from his Louisiana home, Lonnie Brooks’ music is still instilled with the funky, swampy bayou rhythms of Opelousas and Lafayette, and his lyrics often speak of black cat bones and “goofer dust.”  But along the road from Louisiana to Chicago, he’s combined the swing of Texas, the soul of Memphis and the pure power of Chicago blues into a musical gumbo that is all his own.

Lee Baker, Jr. was just a young laborer in Port Arthur when Clifton Chenier spotted him playing guitar on his porch and drafted him into the Red Hot Louisiana Band.  Soon after, under the name “Guitar Junior,” he burst onto the scene as a rock ‘n’ roll star, cutting a string of Gulf Coast hits like “Family Rules” and “The Crawl” for the famed Goldband label.  In 1959, he hitched a ride to Chicago with Sam Cooke and began soaking up the raw sounds of the big city, eventually landing a job as a sideman with Jimmy Reed, as well as taking on a new name.  Enter Lonnie Brooks, bluesman.

Lonnie played throughout the ‘60s in the tough joints of the West Side, and even recorded an album for Capitol under his old name of Guitar Junior.  But it wasn’t until 1978 that Lonnie cut "Two Headed Man" for Alligator’s Living Chicago Blues series and debuted the “voodoo blues” sound that became his trademark.

Since then, he’s played everywhere from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the “Hee Haw” TV show.  He’s been Eric Clapton’s onstage guest at Buddy Guy’s Legends club and he’s put 150,000 people on their feet as headliner of the 1996 Chicago Blues Festival.  He’s become a true Voodoo Daddy, often leading sons Ronnie Baker Brooks (a full-time member of his band and writer of some new voodoo blues classics) and son Wayne in a three-guitar onslaught.  With an unbeatable live show featuring his non-stop infectious grooves, Lonnie Brooks’ voodoo blues are essential listening for blues fans all over the world.