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

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