Remembering Johnnie Bassett

2006 Great Lakes Folk Festival

2006 Great Lakes Folk Festival (Photo credit: CedarBendDrive)

Blues great Johnnie Bassett died on August 4, 2012 at the age of 76.  He was a much in demand electric blues guitarist and a singer-songwriter.  In addition to his session work, he toured with such notables as Tina Turner and Little Willie John.  In session, he played with the Miracles and others.  Here is one of his own compositions played live with the band, Hideaway.

Party My Blues Away

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music (a dedicated site at and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of travel posts, pictures and our videos as well as a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Albertan

Posted on January 29, 2013, in Blues, General, History, Live Music, Remembering and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Not sure why, but there seems to be a long tradition among the old blues greats of not playing while they sing.
    This guy’s a consummate professional!

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