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Lonnie Lester Release from Tramp records

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Lonnie Lester Release from Tramp records magazine cover

The first of a whole summer hatful of album release news...

A Lonnie Lester album from Tramp records who are hitting their 10 year anniversary mark with some stylish releases

Here's the blurb...

Born in dorena, missouri in 1937, lonnie lester started singing in church at the age of six. as a teenager he performed with doo-wop groups in and around gary. after being on the road with junior walker he ended up in san francisco in 1959. while there he opened for r&b stars like sam & dave, the drifters, aretha franklin, little willie john, and many others.

the next big step was his move to chicago, illinois, where he cut more than a handful of R&B/soul singles for the nu-tone label. during the early 70's, he formed a five-piece band called lonnie lester & touch. in the 80's he traveled the country with his band in addition to performing in the indianapolis area. he retired from the music business full-time in 1991, but continues to perform in the indianapolis, indiana area.

the 8-page cd booklet contains detailed liner notes and scans of particular labels.

Here's the lineup...

so this is love

the meanest man in town

jay walk

you can't go

you choose

git down

ain't that a shame

I know *

power structure pt.1

power structure pt.2

can't let you go pt.1

can't let you go pt.1

I have never been blue *

I know (b&g version) *

so this is love (alternate version)

the meanest man in town (alternate version)

Here's the link...


Here's the sampler...


Out and available now in the following formats lp - cd - download

(note the site says that the lp has the same info as the 8 page cd leaflet)

Lonnie Lester - The Story of Lonnie Lester - Trip 9023

Here's the end word...

wait a minute baby am telling the truth...





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