King Edward recalls Johnny Hi-Fi

Johnny Hi-Fi was booking big acts like Al Green and Stevie Wonder before he had become big and Johnny had the connections with Mowtown, that’s how big he was.
— King Edward

Not much has been documented on Johnny Hi-Fi who started out playing guitar, moved to bass and then began booking bands as well as starting a recording company.

Somebody remembers him well though: King Edward, who knew Johnny Hi-Fi in their home state of Louisiana, who later played with him in a band in Texas. King Edward also recalls how they both moved to Chicago and played in several groups together. King lost touch with Johnny for about 10 years and learned of Johnny’s death in 2011.

Mike Stephenson talked with King about Johnny Hi-Fi in June 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi, for Blues & Rhythm magazine published in the UK. The interview was published in the Christmas 2015 Issue, #305.

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Definitely a good read about Chicago blues history in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s!

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