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Johnny Crocker | Monkey Nerve

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Monkey Nerve

by Johnny Crocker

Mississippi pop/rock guitar/vocals but always with a blues influence. Recommended if you like Eric Clapton & Bonnie Raitt.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Anything but the Truth
4:51 $0.99
2. Monkey Nerve
3:38 $0.99
3. The Other Woman
4:18 $0.99
4. A Whiter Shade of Pale
4:12 $0.99
5. Where the Wind Blows
4:10 $0.99
6. That Sounds About Right
4:02 $0.99
7. Still a Fool for You
4:10 $0.99
8. I'll Take My Chances
3:09 $0.99
9. Holding On to the Wind
3:12 $0.99
10. Every Step of the Way
4:11 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Johnny Crocker was born in Greenville, Mississippi in the heart of the delta. He started playing guitar at the age of 14. Johnny moved to Jackson, MS when he was 20 years old and was a founding member of Sassy Jones, a regionally popular band. He then moved to Nashville honing his skills as a writer at several publishing companies. He also played guitar for several national acts. (Charly McClain, BJ Thomas, and the Mark Gray band which included Dee Murray of Elton John fame)

Johnny moved back to Jackson in the 90s to pursue a solo career. He released the regionally successful "Smoke Filled Room" CD, followed by several more CD releases. His fourth & current CD release is "Monkey Nerve". It's an eclectic blend of styles in the tradition of Eric Clapton & Bonnie Raitt - adult pop/rock but always steeped in the blues. Johnny wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on "Monkey Nerve" except for one. An acoustic guitar/vocal/cello version of "A Whiter Shade of Pale".



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Debbie Crocker Campbell

Monkey Nerve
Love this CD! He has had several great CD's, but this one is my favorite. So proud of my brother!! It definitely hits my monkey nerve!!

Sharon Honea

Monkey Nerve
Loved all the songs. Johnny is so good, how can you choose just one album. He came from very musical ancesters, so he is just carrying on the tradition. I am very proud of my cousin. Love you Johnny

Michael Barton

Monkey Nerve
Great CD, I loved it and some of the songs live in Jackson, MS. If you get a chance to see Johnny live, do it! Great musician.

Fred Camfield

Easiest to find of Johnny's music
If you get lucky you might find Johnny playing live in the Jackson/Vicksburg area. Otherwise you can download the music to an MP3 player, or order the CD. The soft case of the CD has the music lyrics printed inside (I am looking at one that I purchased in Vicksburg at Toot's (popular deli owned by one of Johnny's friends). The music is an upbeat pop/rock/guitar/vocal with Johnny on lead guitar and vocal with his usual backup musicians and vocal. Highly recommended if you want something a little lively and can't get out to a club.

Susan P

Monkey Nerve
What a fantastic CD! Johnny Crocker at his best, yet again! Each and every song can be played over and over again and you still can't get enough! That voice, his guitar!!! Pure Johnny Crocker!

Bradford OGwynn

monkey nerve
strong blues licks and vocals. So glad it was recommended to me.

mike m.

monkey nerve
absolutely great. strong, accurate, and definitely tickles the "monkey nerve". thank you JC.