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Larry Johnson


One of the postwar generation of blues artists, Larry Johnson — from Riceville, GA — is among the most specialized in the pure Delta and Texas varieties of the ’20s. He was created on, may 5, 1938, in Fulton Region, GA. His dad was a preacher and his boy would frequently travel with him from city to town. With this environment, Johnson was subjected to early blues information and he specifically liked those of Blind Son Fuller. It had been Fuller’s information that produced Johnson grab a guitar. Following a stint within the Navy from 1955 to 1959, Johnson shifted to NY and befriended Brownie and Sticks McGhee and started playing on information by Big Joe Williams, Harry Atkins, and Alec Seward (aka Acoustic guitar Slim). It had been Seward who released Johnson to his potential coach, Rev. Gary Davis. He released his 1st solitary, “Catfish Blues”/”So Lovely,” in 1962 and made an appearance on several live times with Davis. By 1970, Johnson started liberating albums on little brands, including a day with John Hammond known as Fast & Funky reissued on Compact disc as Midnight Hour Blues. After many years of living from gig to gig, Johnson retreated through the grind of the street. He still performed ocassionally, but just by himself terms. He do, however, have the ability to launch two albums, Johnson! Where Do You Obtain That Audio? in 1983 and Basin Totally free with Nat Riddles in 1984. From the ’90s, Johnson started receiving better gives for live shows, especially in European countries. While overseas, he documented Railroad Guy released in 1990 on JSP and Blues for Harlem in 1999 around the Armadillo label. 2 yrs later on, Johnson collaborated with Country wide slide acoustic guitar extrodonaire Brian Kramer and his music group the Sofa Lizards, leading to the relaxed, however primarily up-tempo, Two Weapon Green on Armadillo. Johnson’s superb fingerpicking and acoustic blues possess brought him to creating an approachment that continues to be timeless.

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Full Name Larry Johnson
Height 2.01 m
Weight 113 kg
Profession Actor, Basketball player
Nationality American
Spouse Celeste Wingfield
Children Larry Johnson, Jr.
Parents Larry Johnson, Christine Johnson
Siblings Tony Johnson
Awards NBA Rookie of the Year Award, All-NBA Team, NBA All-Rookie Team, Naismith Men's College Player of the Year, McDonald's All-American Game, John R. Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, NABC Player of the Year, USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Outstanding Performance by a Sports Personality in a Commercial ESPY Award
Music Songs Hear the Angels Singing, Can't You Hear the Angels Singing?, Blues for Harlem, Four Women Blues, Heart Break Free, Mr. Johnson Sound, My Hoodoo Doctor, Flip to Flop, My Story Should Be Told, Interview With Larry Johnson, The Reverend and Me - A Tribute, Gone With the Blues, Johnson's Early Morning Blues, Johnson, Where'd You Get That Band, Many the Miles, Mean Ol' Frisco, That's the Wrong Woman, Put It All In There, Banks of the River, Staple It Together, The Wrong Woman, Stiched Up, Black Nile, Sally Where You Get Your Liquor From, Summer Sun, I Been Watching You, Christmas in San Francisco, That's Alright Mama, Jesus Loves Me, Speak Low, Slip Off Your Shoes, Hyde Street Grip
Albums Blues for Harlem, Circles, Catapult, Railroad Man, I'm Just Sayin', A View of San Francisco

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1 Retired from the NBA [October 2001]
2 (1996-) Foward for the New York Knicks.
3 Charlotte Hornets All-Time Free Throws Attempted Leader (1,962).
4 Charlotte Hornets All-Time Free Throws Leader (1,513).
5 Charlotte Hornets All-Time Rebounds Leader (3,479).
6 Charlotte Hornets All-Time Defensive Rebounds Leader (2,293).
7 Charlotte Hornets All-Time Offensive Rebounds Leader (1,186).
8 Forward for Charlotte Hornets (1991-1996) and New York Knicks (1996-2001).
9 1st overall draft pick in 1991 NBA Draft.
10 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year. Charlotte's all-time leading rebounder with 3,479. Traded by Charlotte to the New York Knicks for Anthony Mason and Brad Lohaus on 7/14/96.



The Garden's Defining Moments 2015 TV Mini-Series
Space Jam 1996 Larry Johnson
Eddie 1996 Charlotte Hornets
Family Matters 1993 TV Series Grandmama



Triumph of Faith 2001 Documentary executive producer



Four Courses with J.B. Smoove 2013 TV Series Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2011 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Kourtney & Kim Take Miami 2009 TV Series Himself - Professional Football Player
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
1995 NBA All-Star Game 1995 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
1993 NBA All-Star Game 1993 TV Special Himself

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Runnin' Rebels of UNLV 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself

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