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Johnny Adams


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January 5, 1932 - September 14, 1998
American blues singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was known as “The Tan Canary” for the amazing range of his singing voice and his gospel influenced style. He began his career singing gospel, but crossed over to secular music in 1959 and scored a national hit with the single “I Won’t Cry.” That was followed by a string of regional hits in the 1960s which included “Release Me” and “Reconsider Me.”

In the 1980s and 1990s Adams recorded several award-winning albums for Rounder Records. He died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1998 after a long battle with cancer


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  • LFireproof

    Undiluted talent..."Reconsider Me" and "After All the Good is Gone" are two my favourites by Johnny.

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • srv_

    One of the greatest singers of all time!

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Malbimradak1

    It's absolutely gobstopping hearing this kind of song performed by this kind of singer.

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • EarOpen

    Johnny Adams was arguably the best R&B/Jazz/Blues singer ever.

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • acastro26

    Great voice and vocal range!

    18 Jan 2009 Reply

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