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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."

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  • Avatar for Theeboon
    Why are all the greats so unknown?
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  • Avatar for LFireproof
    Undiluted talent..."Reconsider Me" and "After All the Good is Gone" are two my favourites by Johnny.
  • Avatar for srv_
    One of the greatest singers of all time!
  • Avatar for Malbimradak1
    It's absolutely gobstopping hearing this kind of song performed by this kind of singer.
  • Avatar for EarOpen
    Johnny Adams was arguably the best R&B/Jazz/Blues singer ever.
  • Avatar for acastro26
    Great voice and vocal range!

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