Personalities | Lonnie Mack | Eighties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1941)

Mack’s 1964 debut album, The Wham Of That Memphis Man – chock-full of lightning-fast licks, vibrato-drenched lines and whammy-bar techniques on his Flying V guitar – captured the imagination of a young Stevie Ray Vaughan growing up in Dallas. Two decades later, Vaughan would produce Mack’s 1985 comeback album on Alligator Records, Strike Like Lightning. The Indiana native followed up with two offerings on Alligator, before moving to the Epic label with Road Houses & Dance Halls (1988).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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