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Jesse Johnson

Band, *1960 US
Musician / Composer of R&B/Soul and Electronic
A.k.a. Jesse Woods Johnson

Jesse Woods Johnson (born June 1, 1960 in Rock Island, Illinois) is a musician best known as the guitarist in the original lineup of The Time (more recently known as The Original 7ven).Johnson moved to St. Louis at the age of nine and was raised by foster parents after his parents split up. At age 16 he moved back to Rock Island to live with his father. Johnson began playing guitar when he was 15, honing his chops in local rock bands such as Treacherous Funk, Pilot, and Dealer, throughout his teens and early twenties. On a friend's recommendation, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1981, where he met Morris Day and played briefly in Day's band which was called Enterprise. He then became the lead guitarist for the city's funk rock group, The Time.

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Popular Tracks   
Can You Help Me on Jesse Johnson's Revue by Jesse Johnson
Be Your Man on Jesse Johnson's Revue by Jesse Johnson
Heart Too Hot To Hold on The Breakfast Club by Various Artists
I Want My Girl on Jesse Johnson's Revue by Jesse Johnson
Get To Know Ya on Pretty In Pink by Various Artists
Free World on Ultimate Collection: Jesse Johnson by Jesse Johnson
I'm Just Wanting You on Every Shade Of Love by Jesse Johnson
Love Struck on Every Shade Of Love by Jesse Johnson
Crazay on Shockadelica by Jesse Johnson
100 Watts Of Funky on Verbal Penetration, Vol. 1 & 2 by Jesse Johnson

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Blues In My SunshineSue Ann Carwell Featuring Jesse Johnson2010Album
Verbal PenetrationJesse Johnson2009Album
Ultimate CollectionJesse Johnson2000Compil.
My LifeJesse Johnson1996Single
Bare My Naked SoulJesse Johnson1996Album
Out Come The Freaks / Love StruckWas / Jesse Johnson1988Single
Everybody Wants Somebody To LoveJesse Johnson1988Album
Every Shade Of LoveJesse Johnson1988Album
The Race / Il Nuovo Re / Love Struck / Dr! Dr!Yello / Denovo / Jesse Johnson / Shakatak1988Compil.
Love StruckJesse Johnson1988Album
Every Shade Of LoveJesse Johnson1988Album
Baby Let's KissJesse Johnson1987Single
Black In America / She (I Can't Resist)Jesse Johnson1986Single
CrazayJesse Johnson Featuring Sly Stone1986Single
ShockadelicaJesse Johnson1986Album
She (I Can't Resist)Jesse Johnson1986Album
Heart Too Hot To Hold / Dream Montage (Instrumental)Jesse Johnson And Stephanie Spruill / Gary Chang1985Single
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