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Tramp records continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary with another exciting release in the story of series. This is the first-time ever compilation of rare 45rpm single tracks by Lonnie Lester. officially licensed and including detailed liner notes.
Born in Dorena, Missouri in 1937, Lonnie Lester started singing in church at the age of six. As a teenager he performed with doo-wop groups in and around Gary. After being on the road with Junior Walker he ended up in San Francisco in 1959. While there he opened for r&b stars like Sam & Dave, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Little Willie John, and many others.
The next big step was his move to Chicago, Illinois, where he cut more than a handful of r&b/soul singles for the Nu-Tone label. During the early 70's, he formed a five-piece band called Lonnie Lester & Touch. In the 80's he traveled the country with his band in addition to performing in the Indianapolis area. He retired from the music business full-time in 1991, but continues to perform in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.
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