I Won’t Cry – 1958 – Re-Released – 1969 SSS Int. Label USA
I Can’t Be All Bad
Born 5th January 1932 – New Orleans, Louisiana
Died 14th September 1998 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Johnny Adams started out in New Orleans on the JOKOMO label in the late 1950’s A K A “the Tan Canary” doing albums of songwriters Doc Pomus and Percy Mayfield. Before all that he was yet another gospel singer who crossed over to R&B.
Dorothy LaBostrie wrote “I Won’t Cry” which was produced a young Mac Rebennack (DR John) and released on Joe Ruffino’s Ric label.
1962 Mac Rebennack wrote “A Losing Battle” for Jonny which became an R&B chart hit. “Life Is a Struggle” followed.
1968 “Release Me” on Shelby Singleton’s SSS label (a re-make of the country hit – Jimmy Heap).
1969 “Reconsider Me” reached the USA R&B Top Ten. “I Can’t Be All Bad”
After All The Good Is Gone – 1978 – LP
1984 From The Heart LP
Johnny Adams – satchmo.com