The JKL Index to AMERICA’S Gift: The untold story of how blues evolved.

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I welcome any excuse to include a photograph of the great Lonnie Johnson. This shot must have been taken around 1925. Check those spats.
 According to the index of AMERICA’S Gift, Johnson is the blues’ most common surname, with King next (although two of these were Kings James 1 and Edward V11 of England).
What have those dudes to do with the birth of the blues, and why is the city of London featured on 36 pages? The only way to find out is to read the book, available now on the link below.
Why not see if there is anyone you know in the index. There’s bound to be books you’ve read and people you’ve heard of.

You can see the full AMERICA’s Gift index when you preview the book on the Amazon link below.

Now, here’s that index – J, K and L.

Inner Circle: 283.

Ivory Coast: 20, 97.

Q: What’s a $20 bill have in common with AMERICA’S Gift? A: Both feature Andrew Jackson
Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats: 363.
Jackson, President Andrew: 53, 61, 63.
Jackson, Arnold: 81. Jackson, Papa
Charlie: 251-152, 270, 297, 307.
Jackson, Frankie: 317. Jackson, Mahalia: 298, 311.
Jackson, Mississippi: 267, 300, 320.
Jackson’s Victory (song): 53.
Jackson, Tennessee: 317-318.
Jackson, Tommy: 317.
Jackson, Tony: 150, 215-216, 321.
Jackson, William Papa Charlie: 251-252, 270, 297, 307.
Jacksonville, Florida: 175, 185.
Jamaica/Jamaican: 209-212, 217, 247.
James, Elmore: 96, 266, 316.
James, Jessie: 133.
James, Maude: 216.
James, Skip: 263.
James, Willis Laurence: 184.

Jazz came out of blues, as you know. That’s why you’ll find jazz mentioned on some 50 pages
Jas Obrecht Music Archive: 236.
Jazz: 5, 21, 46, 69, 116, 121-122, 131, 150-151, 154, 156, 158-159, 167,
179, 190, 202-203, 205, 211, 216, 219, 223, 225, 227, 231, 240-242, 244, 254, 256-259, 268, 270-272, 274, 277, 287-288, 290-295, 297-298, 301, 304, 311, 313-315, 319-325, 329-332, 335, 339-345, 347-349, 357, 362.
Jazz-Bo Syncopators: 216.
Jazz.com: 330. Jazz Crazy, 239.
Jazz Gillum and his Jazz Boys: 341.
Jazz Hounds, Mamie Smith and her: 208.
Jazz Me Blues: 216. Jazzmen: 104.
Jazz Museum, Harlem: 294.
Jazz Renaissance Quintet: 343.
Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair: 82.
Jefferson Airplane: 264.
Jefferson, Blind Lemon Henry: 171, 233, 257,
263-266, 297, 329, 351-352.
Jefferson, President Thomas: 21.
Q: What’s a $2 bill have in common with AMERICA’S Gift? A: Both feature Thomas Jefferson
Jenkins, Daddy: 197.
Jew/Jewish: 107, 153, 167, 206, 211.
Jig-piano: 102.
Jim Crow: 49-52, 55-61, 65, 116, 139.
Jim Crow Laws: 58, 116.
Jimmy Cracked Corn: 74.
Joe Turner Blues: 137, 139-142, 191, 291.
Jogo Blues: 321, 325-326.
John Brown’s Body: 93.
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye: 92.
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: 277.
John Robichaux’s Orchestra: 160.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: 45.
Johnson, Ben: 11.
Johnson, Billy: 111.
Johnson, Blind Willie: 352.
Johnson, Easy Papa: 315.
Johnson, George W: 116.
Johnson, Hobson ‘Hot Box’: 339.
Johnson, Frank: 46-47.
Johnson, James ‘Steady Roll’: 254, 329.
tommy johnson
Delta bluesman Tommy Johnson played with Charlie Patton 
Johnson, James P. ‘Jimmy’: 216.
Johnson, Lonnie: 8, 253-260, 265-266, 302, 307, 329-337, 339-340, 344, 354-361.
Johnson, Margaret: 231.
Johnson, Merlene: 341.
Johnson, Noah: 277.
Johnson, Pete: 350, 352, 363-364, 366.
Johnson, Robert: 27, 53, 96, 136, 162, 267, 275-282, 329, 334.
Johnson, Tommy: 162, 267-268, 278-279.
John Street Theatre, New York: 29.
Jolly, Charles (real name Charles Penrose): 116.
Jolson, Al: 112.
Jones, Brian: 282.
Jones, Casey: 268.
Jones, Curtis: 339, 341.
Jones, Isham: 347.
Jones, Mamie: 226.
Jones, Paul: 277.
Jones, Sam: 251.
Jones, Seth: 210, 247.
Jones, Sissieretta: 111, 171, 297.
Joplin, Janis: 282.
Joplin, Scott: 52, 121, 131, 153, 171, 351.
Jordan, Louis: 245, 366.
Jump blues: 288, 313, 348-349, 353, 355.
Jump Jim Crow: 49, 52, 55.
Kafka, Franz: 277.
Kansas (State): 233, 290.
Kansas City, Missouri: 137, 286, 288, 292-294, 350.
Kansas City Five: 294.
Kansas City Swing: 292.
Kaufman, Professor Elias J: 45.

Kekuku, Joseph: 135.

Joseph Kekuku invented the Hawaiian or slide guitar, around 1885
Kelly, Willie: 315.
Kemble, E.W: 24.
Kenny, Professor Dianna: 283.
Kentucky: 49, 82, 102, 108, 119-123, 138, 153, 168, 227, 231, 248, 252-253, 320-321.
Kentucky Blues Society: 123.
Keppard, Freddy: 297.
Leppard, Louis: 160.
Kerr, Charlie (Orchestra): 258.
Kerr’s Negro Jig: 102.
Key to the Highway: 308, 357.
Kleinmeyer, Ted: 285-286.
Kildare, Dan: 209-211, 217.
Kildare: Walter: 210, 247.
Kind Hearted Woman Blues: 275, 277.
King, Albert: 136, 312.
King, B. B: 136, 318, 334, 351, 356.
King Edward V11: 168.
King, Freddie: 332, 350.
King James 1: 17.
King Oliver: 159, 242, 297-298, 305, 311, 330.
King Porter Stomp: 320.
King, Saunders: 350-351, 353.
Kitchen Man: 258.
Knickerbocker Magazine, New York: 82.
One of the smokin hot Kings of the Blues Guitar. This is Albert

Knockin’ a Jug: 258.

Knopfler, Mark: 165.
Koester, Bob: 304, 305.
Korner, Alexis: 358.
Kosovsky, Bob: 27, 31.
Kress, Carl: 259, 344.
Ku Klux Klan: 331.
Krumen/Kroomen: 97.
Kubik, Prof, Gerhard: 20.
La Belle Assemblée magazine (UK): 95.
Lafayette March: 46.
Lafayette, General: 46.
Laine, George: 115.
Laine, Papa Jack: 115-117, 150, 153, 160.
LaMothe, Ferdinand (Jelly Roll Morton): 314.
Lane, William ‘Master Juba’: 78, 85, 102.
Lang, Eddie: 257-259, 289, 330, 341, 344.
Lantum Serenaders: 77.
Last Fair Deal Gone Down: 275.
La Trobe, Benjamin: 23, 24.
Laurie, Hugh: 157.
Lauzetta Quartet: 181.
Lawyers, Ernest ‘Little Son Joe’: 300.
Laws, Don: 275.
Lead Belly: 22, 168-171, 193, 264, 271-272, 329, 362.
Leadbetter, Huddie: 168-171.

Led Zeppelin: 66, 167, 313, 358, 362.

AMERICA’S Gift explains how Lead Belly was the first known to play the boogie on a guitar
Lee, Brenda: 343.
Leeds University: 30.
Legba (voodoo): 279.
Legnini, Jessica: 76-77.
Le Jazz Hot: 339.
Leman Rede, William: 56.
Lester Levy
Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA: 45.
Let’s Dance: 274.
Let Them Talk: 157.
Levee/Levee camps: 101, 181-182, 185.
Levee Camp Holler: 21.
Lewis, Frank: 156.
Lewis, Furry: 265, 268.
Lewis Hallam the Younger: 29.
Lewis, Jerry Lee: 348.
Lewis, Meade Lux: 349-350.
Lewis, Ted: 326.
Lhamon and Mahon: 68.
Liberia: 97.
Library of Congress, USA: 14, 69, 91, 70, 115.
Libya: 20.
Life in New Orleans: 65.
Liggins, Jimmy and his Drops of Joy: 366.
Liggins, Joe and the Honeydrippers: 353, 365.
Light opera: 27, 30, 194.
Lineberry, Kent: 98.
Linden, Texas: 351.
Lingren, Gunnal: 20.
Lipscomb, Mance: 335.
Lipstick on Your Collar: 343.
Liston, Virginia: 233, 239, 263.
Little Brother Montgomery: 358.
Little Creole Pet: 197.
Little Red Rooster: 362.
Little Strand Theatre, Chicago: 172.
Little Wonder (record label): 327.
Litwack, Leon F: 139.
Liverpool, Lancashire: 60, 74, 209, 302.
Livery Stable Blues: 202.
Living Blues magazine: 279, 302, 304, 310, 336.
Loanda: 17-18.
Lomax, Alan: 121, 136, 185, 272, 279, 314-315, 361.
Lomax, John: 121, 272.
London: 12, 27, 29-30, 35, 39, 43, 45-46, 54, 56, 76-77, 87-88, 128, 168, 203, 209-211, 213-214, 217, 227, 247, 275, 277, 302, 307, 314, 329, 336, 358, 361, 362.
A much older Lonnie Johnson. So influential, he has his own chapter in AMERICA’S Gift

London Blues & Barrelhouse Club: 388.

Long Ago Blues: 244.

Long Lost Blues: 13.

Longing For Daddy Blues: 231.
Long Lonesome Blues: 265.
Long Lost Blues: 13, 191.
Lonnie Johnson: The Originator of Modern Guitar (album):
Los Angeles: 268, 275, 281, 285, 353, 366.
Lott, Eric: 51, 82.
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five: 366.
Louisiana: 23, 26, 53, 108, 155, 168-169, 193, 195, 239, 271, 281, 313, 329, 335, 350.
Louisville, Kentucky: 49, 119, 121-122, 127, 129, 227, 231, 244, 253, 260.
Love and theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Working Class: 51.
Love, H. Kid: 175-176.
Lovin’ Spoonful covered songs by Ragtime Henry Thomas

Love In Vain: 275.

Love Me Do: 362.

Love Me Tender: 92.
Lovin’ Spoonful (band): 171.
Lowry, Vance: 210.
Lucas, Sam: 106-107, 110.
Lucy Long (song): 76.
Lunceford, Jimmy: 268, 292, 345, 351.
Lyric Theatre, Shreveport, Louisiana: 193.
Coming next time. L, M and N of the  AMERICA’s Gift index.
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