"Long" John Hunter

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  July 13, 1931    Ringgold, LA

Date of Death:  January 4, 2016    Phoenix, AZ

Place of Burial:  Phoenix, AZ

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location: Unknown


Border Town Legend, Alligator Records (ALCD 4839)

Swinging From The Rafters, Alligator Records (ALCD4853)

Ride With Me, Spindletop Records (SPT1003CD)

Ooh Wee Baby!, Norton Records (CED 270)

Looking For A Party, Blues Express (no #)

Lonnie Brooks/Long John Hunter/Phillip Walker, Lone Star Shootout, Alligator Records (ALCD 4866)

Long John Hunter and Tom "Blues Man" Hunter, One Foot In Texas, Doc Blues Records (DB 6805)


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