H. Johnson shares the artistry of bassist Major Holley and his style of singing while bowing
WABE’s H. Johnson has been a fixture on our station since 1978. As host of both “Blues Classics” and “Jazz Classics,” H. continually educates and entertains WABE listeners every Friday and Saturday night.
H. joins “City Lights” every other Friday to share a bit from his breadth of jazz knowledge. The segment “H. Johnson’s Jazz Moment” explores selections from the best of H.’s music collection, along with tidbits from history, personal reflections, and his thoughts on the evergreen resonance of jazz.
In this segment, H. Johnson featured bassist Major Holley playing the standard tune “Angel Eyes.”
“[He] hasn’t gotten his recognition with the general public, although musicians knew who he was and adored him and even gave him a lot of gigs,” H said.
Major Holley has played with the likes of Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Dexter Gordan, and Oscar Petterson, just to name a few.
Catch H.’s Blues Classics show tonight and every Friday beginning at ten, and then return for Jazz Classics every Saturday night beginning at 8, right here on 90.1 WABE.