Lonnie Mack - Strike Like Lightning (Great Blues US 1985)

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Lonnie Mack (born Lonnie McIntosh, July 18, 1941, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States) is an American rock, blues, and country guitarist and vocalist.

In 1963 and early 1964 he recorded a succession of full-length electric guitar instrumentals that combined blues stylism with fast-picking techniques and a rock beat. The best-known of these are "Memphis", "Wham!", and "Chicken Pickin'". These instrumentals are said to have established the standard of virtuosity for a generation of rock guitarists, forming the leading edge of the "blues-rock" guitar genre. The pitch-bending tremolo arm found on some electric guitars reportedly became known as the "whammy bar" in recognition of Mack's aggressive, rapid manipulation use of the device in 1963's "Wham!".

In 1979 music historian Richard T. Pinnell called 1963's "Memphis" a "milestone of early rock guitar". In 1980 the editors of Guitar World magazine ranked "Memphis" first among rock's top five "landmark" guitar recordings. Mack is widely regarded today as a pivotal historical figure in expanding the role of the electric guitar in rock.

Mack is also regarded as one of the finer early "blue-eyed soul" singers. Crediting both Mack's R&B vocals and his guitar solos, music critic Jimmy Guterman ranked Mack's first album, 1963's The Wham of that Memphis Man!, No. 16 in his book The 100 Best Rock 'n' Roll Records of All Time.

Mack released several singles in the 1950s and 1960s as well as thirteen original albums spanning a variety of genres between 1963 and 1990. He enjoyed his greatest recognition as a blues-rock singer-guitarist, with especially productive periods during the 1960s and the latter half of the 1980s. Mack switched musical genres and idled his career as a rock artist for lengthy periods, reportedly due to an aversion to the burdens of notoriety, and dissatisfaction with the music business generally.

In 2011 he announced an upcoming self-published album of informally recorded compositions, including the recently released acoustic blues single "The Times Ain't Right".

Beyond his career as a solo artist, Mack recorded with The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Brown, Freddie King, Joe Simon, Ronnie Hawkins, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, Dobie Gray and the sons of blues legend Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, among others.

Lonnie Mack's music career began in the mid-1950s. It included historically significant recordings, critical and popular recognition, and periods of reclusion, rediscovery, and comeback. He never became a commercial superstar during his years as an active performer, but has acquired the status of an "unsung hero" of early rock guitar. He performed regularly until 2004. He still occasionally appears at special events. On November 15, 2008, he performed at a production of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoring Les Paul. On June 5-6, 2010, he performed at a reunion concert with the surviving members of his early-'60s band. In 2011, after a 21-year recording hiatus, he announced the upcoming release of a self-published "album" consisting of entirely new, informally recorded tunes.

As a frontman, Mack has been described as rock's first "virtuoso" lead guitarist and its first "guitar hero".[19] In the early 1960s he augmented the electric blues guitar genre with fast-picking techniques borrowed from traditional country and bluegrass styles, leading one early reviewer to puzzle over the "peculiar running quality" of Mack's bluesy solos. These recordings prefigured the fast, flashy, blues-based lead guitar style which dominated rock by the late 1960s.

Although better-known as a guitarist, Mack was a double-threat performer from the outset. A 1968 feature article in Rolling Stone magazine rated Mack a better gospel singer than Elvis Presley, who earned all of his Grammys as a gospel singer.

By the 1980s Mack was recognized as a pioneer of virtuoso rock guitar, and according to Guitar World magazine influenced every major rock guitarist of the day, "from Clapton to Allman to Vaughan" and "from Nugent to Bloomfield". His early "blue-eyed soul" vocals remain notable for their gospel-like fervor.

Mack's recordings drew on rural and urban blues, country, bluegrass, rockabilly, vintage R&B, soul, and gospel styles. Attempts to classify Mack's music proved challenging, but the common thread in Mack's best-known music is a unique mix of black and white musical roots, later dubbed "roadhouse rock". Music critic Alec Dubro summarized: "Lonnie can be put into that 'Elvis Presley-Roy Orbison-Early Rock' bag, but mostly for convenience. In total sound and execution, he was an innovator". In a 1977 interview, Mack commented on his merger of country and blues styles: "I think they're about the closest musics there are. They're the earth musics of the white and black people. Country is never gonna die, and neither is the blues—and rock and roll is a little bit of both."

Mack's managers over the years have included the late Harry Carlson of Fraternity Records, John Hovekamp, formerly the manager of Pure Prairie League and James Webber, formerly vice president of Elektra Records. Webber is listed on Mack's website as his current manager.

01. Hound Dog Man 4:08    
02. Satisfy Susie 4:33    
03. Stop 5:25    
04. Long Way From Memphis 3:24    
05. Double Whammy aka Wham! 3:38    
06. Strike Like Lightning 3:43    
07. Falling Back In Love With You 4:59    
08. If You Have To Know 4:34 3   
09. You Ain't Got Me 2:41    
10. Oreo Cookie Blues 4:54 

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