Big Jack Johnson
Big Jack first gained prominence as a member of Frank Frost's Nighthawks, the toughest little blues band in Mississippi and Arkansas in the late 50s and through the '60s, and '70s. Frank, Jack and Sam Carr (drummer and son of slide guitar legend Robert Nighthawk) often found themselves backing Chicago-based leg ends as they toured the South, becoming, Sonny Boy Williamson's, Robert Nighthawk's and Jimmy Reed's favorite backing bands. Jack developed into an incredibly gifted and intense guitarist and vocalist, who proved over and over again on recordings and live, both with Frank Frost and as a solo, that he's incapable of putting out a performance that's less than stupendous.

Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers (featuring Chet Woodward, Maury "Hooter" Saslaff and ?? won a ??'97 W.C. Handy Award for their MC Records release of We Got To Stop This Killin'.

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