Recorded on this day in 1947, "Tomorrow Night" (aka "Lonnie Johnson's them song") proved to be one of the loveliest recordings by blues/jazz pioneer Lonnie Johnson (who began recording in 1925) and served as a bridge between the original blues recording stars of the 1920s and 1950s rock n roll. Johnson's version of the song (which was written back in 1939 by Sam Coslow and Will Grosz) was number 1 on the R&B charts for 7 weeks.
The song would become a standard of the early rock 'n' roll era and became associated with Big Joe Tuner as well as LaVern Baker among others. There are also a well-known versions by young Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, nothing can top this delightful duet between Lonnie Johnson's voice and his guitar. The master.
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!