Jai Johanny Johanson

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Jai Johanny Johanson

American drummer and percussionist add

Category: Music

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (76%), Mississippi (10%), United Kingdom (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Butch Trucks

Linked to: Cirque du Soleil, Grateful Dead, Polydor Records, The Band




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Jai Johanny Johanson was born in 1944 add something


Lamar Williams - Influenced by players from James Jamerson to Stanley Clarke, by the 1960s Williams was playing bass in a soul music band known as Sounds of Soul with Jai Johanny Johanson, the future drummer Jaimoe with the Allman Brothers


Johanson backed soul singers, including a membership in Otis Redding's touring band in 1966, and afterward touring with the acclaimed soul duo, Sam & Dave add something


After joining up with Duane Allman in February 1969, he quickly became the first recruit into Allman's new group, soon joined by bassist Berry Oakley, fellow drummer Butch Trucks, guitarist Dickey Betts and lastly Allman's younger brother, singer, organist and pianist Gregg Allman add something


Butch Trucks - Trucks helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman , Gregg Allman , Dickey Betts , Berry Oakley , and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson


After touring in late 1971 and early- to mid-1972 as a five piece band, the group added keyboardist Chuck Leavell to their line-up, and began recording their fifth album add something


Their third album, however, recorded live in March 1971 at one of their favorite concert halls, Bill Graham's Fillmore East in New York City in March 1971, made them one of the biggest rock acts in America add something


"At Fillmore East" became a RIAA certified gold album in late October 1971, finally bringing the group the chart success that had eluded them add something


Just prior to the release of the album, they co-headlined the largest one-day rock concert in American history, in 1973 Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, complementing the Grateful Dead, and The Band as a support act add something


The album that resulted, 1973's "Brothers and Sisters", added more of a country feel to their trademark sound and gave the group their only hit single, "Ramblin' Man" add something


In 1975, the Allman Brothers Band released the tepid "Win, Lose or Draw", which, while a chart success, signaled an end for the band add something


Johanson played with Sea Level on their first three albums, before rejoining the reformed Allman Brothers Band in 1979 add something


After being terminated from the band in late 1980 due to increasing back problems stemming from a 1974 automobile accident, and the group's financial woes, Johanson lived near poverty in Macon, Georgia for nearly a decade , before being invited back into the group in 1989 add something


However, he watched Dickey Betts' acrimonious departure in 2000, which was ultimately to be replaced by a returning Warren Haynes add something


To celebrate this final tradition, in 2009, the band dedicated that year's multiple concerts to the late Duane Allman, inviting special guests from many genres to participate with them, including Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, Trey Anastasio, and many others add something


Jaimoe's Jasssz Band continues to perform following the 2014 breakup of the Allman Brothers Band add something


In 2015 he joined Les Brers, a band led by his longtime Allman Brothers drumming partner Butch Trucks add something


In 2017, Jaimoe received the Lifetime Achievement award in the Arts, from his native state of Mississippi add something