Rev. Johnny L. “Hurricane” Jones: The Hurricane That Hit Atlanta

Description: Two CDs, 12 page booklet, Digipack case

Publication Date: November 23, 2010
Availability: In Stock
 

Price: $12.00
 
Performed by Rev. Johnny L. Jones and Congregation

A double CD collection of archival recordings from Rev. Johnny L. “Hurricane” Jones, culled from more than 1,000 tapes dating back to 1957.
Rural Alabama preacher Jones moved to Atlanta in the mid-1950s and has been swaying congregations ever since with distorted guitars, walking bass, clapping choirs, pew stomping, & beleaguered microphones overdriven with the fury of his faith. Excerpts from his radio show which include ads for funeral homes, calls with parishioners, rave-up songs full of feedback, sermons- the full experience, including some electrifying performances by ladies in the congregation.

“A hurricane is a force of nature with which to be reckoned, unapologetic, a mighty storm in force, speed, and effect. These descriptors hold true for Reverend Johnny L. Jones, nicknamed ‘Hurricane’ because of his larger than life delivery of the word of God.” — Kevin Coultas, Other Music

“Rural Georgia preacher Jones has been swaying congregations since the late 50s with distorted guitars, walking bass, clapping choirs, pew stomping, & beleaguered microphones overdriven with the fury of his faith. Excerpts from his radio show which include ads for funeral homes, calls with parishoners, rave-up songs full of feedback, sermons- the full experience, including some electrifying performances by ladies in the congregation.” — Weirdo Records Round-Up