Johnnie "Geechie" Temple


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Johnny Temple (born October 18, 1906, Canton, Mississippi; died November 22, 1968, Jackson, Mississippi) was an American blues guitarist, singer, and a popular Chicago blues recording artist.

He moved to Chicago in early 1930s, and started playing with Joe McCoy in the clubs. His most popular record, "Louise Louise Blues," on the Decca label, was a hit in 1936. The Harlem Hamfats was a Chicago jazz band formed in 1936, which provided backup music for Johnny Temple, and others singers. Temple continued recording with various labels through most of the 1940s. He returned to Mississippi in the mid-1950s, where he continued to perform in around Jackson, Mississippi. He died in 1968. Read more about Johnnie "Geechie" Temple on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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