Johnny and the Headhunters | Just Gotta Dance

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Just Gotta Dance

by Johnny and the Headhunters

Funky Raw Blues and rockabilly roots music
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Funky Hideaway
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2. Every Time It Rains
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3. Wella Wella Baby
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4. Honey Where Ya Goin
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5. Something You Got
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6. Just Got to Know
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7. Keep Holdin On
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8. Its My Soul
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9. Just Gotta Dance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
2007 Release from Washington DC\'s premier Blues Band.
Johnny and the Headhunters have been performing along the East coast Scene for 3 decades.
Just Gotta Dance is an originalsong written by Headhunter Michael Maye who wrote many songs before his passing in 1998.
The instrumental version of Funky Hideaway is used regularly as the theme song for Radio station WPFW picked up by Elliott for his show.
Paying his dues for 25 years Ticktin was fortunate enough to pay many of these dues with scores of blues legends that influenced him. Lightening Hopkins, Albert Collins,James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Louisana Red, Pinetop perkins, Big Walter, Mama Thornton, Eddie Taylor and many others.

Over the course of his travels, Johnny became friendly with harmonica player Larry Wise. Larry was known for touring with famous Blues men and introduced Johnny to Louisana Red. The three became known as \"Nobodys Children\" and began a whirlwind tour of the United States and Canada.
With hit records such as \"Reds dream\" and \"Sweet bloodcall\" legendary Red enabled Johnny to play with many other Blues Musicians.Nobody\'s Children toured and played festivals and shared the stage with greats such as Sonny Terry and Brownie Mcgee, Taj mahal, Luther Allison, Nina simone, and Lightening Hopkins. Adding Big Moose Walker on piano.
Johnny stayed some time with Sunniland Slim Muddy Waters Piano Player on South Halstead street in Chicago. He became friendly with Lurie Bell son of Carey Bell. The two would sit in at clubs on the north side of Chicago. One night they went to see Big Walter playing with Eddie Taylor.
Outside the club they met Steve Guyger and Eddie taking a band break. Steve was an up and coming harmonica player from Philadelphia. The Boys got to play with the band featuring Odie Payne Louis Myers and Walter.
Upon coming home in 1982, Johnny was asked to replace the guitarist in Guygers band \"the Excellos\".
Johnny had already been player for the legendary Delaware Rockett 88 band.
It was with the culmination of all these experiences the knowledge he learned, Johnny moved back to Washington to form Johnny and the Headhunters which is now a trio with Guitar Bass and drums.
The Headhunters have performed for 30 years in and around the Washington DC area, along the coast and in Manhattan at places like \"Manny\'s car wash\" a favorite upper east side hot spot. The band has played many shows with Pete Ragusa drummer and grammy nominated producer for the internationally acclaimed Nighthawks.
Pete has played on several of Johnny\'s albums and produced the Headhunters release \"Watch yourself\".

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