Compendium

Jimmy Johnson through the last 40 years as a musician, engineer, studio owner, publisher, and producer has been involved in over 500 album recordings and still counting.

R&B – ROCK – POP – JAZZ – COUNTRY AND IN BOOKS – MOVIES – TV – RADIO

Accolades

  • JIMMY JOHNSON INDUCTED INTO THE ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME 1992
  • ONE OF THE ORIGINAL MUSCLE SHOALS SWAMPERS REFERRED TO IN THE SONG “SWEET HOME ALABAMA”
  • JIMMY INCLUDED AS ONE OF “1000 GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME” GUITAR PLAYER PUBLICATION
  • JIMMY AND MUSCLE SHOALS RHYTHM SECTION LISTED IN ROLLING STONE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROCK AND ROLL
  • JIMMY’S FENDER TELECASTER ON DISPLAY AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CLEVELAND, OHIO
  • JIMMY AND MUSCLE SHOALS RHYHM SECTION NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY FOR “THERE GOES RHYMIN SIMON” WITH PAUL SIMON
  • BLUESOUTH GUITARS UNVEILED THE “JIMMY JOHNSON ‘ORIGINAL SWAMPER’ SIGNATURE MODEL” GUITAR (7/95)
  • JIMMY HELPED DESIGN THIS HALL OF FAME SERIES MODEL GUITAR, 200 TO BE HANDMADE, NUMBERED, AND AUTOGRAPHED, PROCEEDS TO ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
  • JIMMY LISTED IN PLAYBOY’S JAZZ POLL
  • JIMMY ENDORSED FENDER AMPS (75-79), G&L GUITARS (90-94) AND PEAVY AMPS (82-85)
  • WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, WHO’S WHO IN THE SOUTH, WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD
  • JIMMY’S RHYTHM GUITAR AND RECORDINGS CAN BE HEARD IN MOVIES SUCH AS “RISKY BUSINESS” WITH TOM CRUISE “FORREST GUMP” WITH TOM HANKS “MICHAEL” WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA AND “MISS CONGENIALITY’ WITH SANDRA BULLOCK
  • JIMMY TOURED THE U.S. AND EUROPE WITH LYNYRD SKYNYRD(FIRST PRODUCER OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD) AND THE ROSSINGTON BAND
  • JIMMY PLAYED THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH B.B. KING AND JOHNNY TAYLOR
  • JIMMY HAS TOURED THE U.S. AND EUROPE WITH TRAFFIC, LITTLE MILTON, DENISE LASALLE & LATIMORE

Publications

  • PROSOUNDWEB.COM (Online) “THE BROWN SUGAR SESSIONS: JIMMY JOHNSON ON RECORDING THE STONES”
  • PROSOUNDWEB.COM (Online) “GLORY DAYS: MUSCLE SHOALS (1967-1972) AND (1972-1978)
  • PROSOUNDWEB.COM (Online) “THE BURLAP PALACE ON JACKSON HIGHWAY, 1969 – 1978”
  • “MUSCLE SHOALS: AMERICA’S UNSUNG MUSIC MECCA” THE HISTORY CHANNEL MAGAZINE (September/October 2003) COVER STORY WITH PICTURE OF JIMMY AND ORIGINAL SWAMPERS
  • WOMEN WHO ROCK MAGAZINE (Spring 2002) “WOMEN WHO ROCK CLASSICS” JIMMY PLAYED ON ALBUMS WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN AND ETTA JAMES COVER STORY, PICTURE, ARTICLE
  • EQ MAGAZINE (3/00) “MAKING THE MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND WITH JIMMY JOHNSON”
  • THE GUITAR LEGEND MAGAZINE (Japanese – 2003) “MY GUITAR’S NAME IS NANCY” JIMMY WITH JAPANESE ARTIST KUNIO KISHIDA
  • THE FUZE (Online June 2004) INTERVIEW WITH TODD RONNING OF ‘KING KARMA’ PRODUCTION OF NEW ALBUM BY JIMMY JOHNSON
  • ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE (12/00) “CLASSIC SESSIONS: THE ROLLING STONES IN MUSCLE SHOALS ‘WILD HORSES’ WITH JIMMY JOHNSON, ENGINEER
  • PEAVY MONITOR MAGAZINE (May/00) “JIMMY JOHNSON: a GUITAR LESSON IN CLASSIC MEMPHIS SOUL”

Television

  • PBS/BBC-TV 10 EPISODE TV DOCUMENTARY: HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL EPISODE: THE RECORDING OF ARETHA FRANKLIN’S “RESPECT”
  • PBS-TV DOCUMENTARY: THE ATLANTIC STORY ARETHA: QUEEN OF SOUL
  • PBS-TV SPECIAL: COAT OF MANY COLORS WITH JIMMY JOHNSON, WILSON PICKETT, DAVID HOOD
  • ABC-TV SPECIAL: PROFILE OF TWO ARTISTS
  • ABC-TV: THE HOWARD COSELL SHOW WITH RONEE BLAKELY AND THE MUSCLE SHOALS RHYTHM SECTION
  • PBS-TV: WINNERS: THE MUSCLE SHOALS RHYTHM SECTION

Film

  • GIMME SHELTER (WITH THE ROLLING STONES)
  • BENJI (WITH CHARLIE RICH)
  • CLEOPATRA JONES
  • ACROSS 110TH STREET

Books

  • RHYTHM AND THE BLUES: THE LIFE OF JERRY WEXLER BY JERRY WEXLER AND DAVID RITZ
  • FROM THESE ROOTS BY ARETHA FRANKLIN AND DAVID RITZ
  • THE TRUE ADVENTURE OF THE ROLLING STONES BY STANLEY BOOTHE
  • THE COMPANION VOLUME OF ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY BY ROBERT PALMER
  • SWEET SOUL MUSIC: R&B AND THE SOUTHERN DREAM OF FREEDOM BY PETER GURALNICK
  • SAY IT ONE TIME FOR THE BROKEN HEARTED: THE COUNTRY SIDE OF SOUTHERN SOUL BY BARNEY HOSKYNS
  • OUT OF WITENESS: COLOR. POLITICS. AND CULTURE BY VRON WARE AND LES BLACK
  • SOUL MUSIC (French) BY JEAN-LOUIS LAMAISON SOULSVILLE USA BY ROB BOWMAN ROAD STORIES AND RECIPES BY DON NIX
  • MUSIC FELL ON ALABAMA BY CHRISTOPHER FUQUA

Radio

  • INTERVIEWS ON VOICE OF AMERICA, RADIO SWEDEN, RADIO GERMANY, RADIO JAPAN, RADIO HOLLAND, SENEGAL-WEST AFRICA RADIO, CBC/CANADA, ABC RADIO NETWORK, DICK BATLETT’S AMERICAN GOLD