Johnnie Marshall – Live For Today


SKU: JSP 2104 Categories: ,


Track Listing:
1. Let's Hope Our Love Is Not a Mistake - 4:38   2. On My Way to Memphis - 3:53   3. Johnny's Jam - 4:08   4. Live for Today - 3:42   5. Jodi Man - 4:28   6. Not Like This Before - 4:55   7. 4 O'Clock in the Morning - 5:53   8. Dave's C.C. Grove - 4:03   9. Love to Play Them Blues - 3:45   10. Crazy 'Bout My Woman - 3:34   11. Sweetest Thing I Know - 5:31

Johnnie Marshall (vocals, guitar) , Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards) , Kelvin Bibbs (bass) , Allen Kirk (drums) , Bruce Feiner (keyboards on 6, tenor sax) , Robert Feiner (baritone sax) , Mike Jones (trumpet)


1. AllMusic - Cub Koda
Marshall's debut album is like the baseball legend about the back-woods farmboy who goes straight from the farm to pitch in the World Series. Marshall was just a local Florida phenom when he was discovered by Johnny Rawls, who produced this album. Rawls puts together a solid band with a punchy horn section to frame things nicely behind Marshall, but it's young Marshall who's the real star here. Showing off a style that has more than one flavor to it, Marshall negotiates the T-Bone Walker-styled blues of "4 O'Clock in the Morning," the funk-rock blues of "Live for Today" and the soulful strut of "Dave's C.C. Groove" (a salute to his old stomping grounds) with ease and flair, his playing always economical and to the point. Rawls' voice, unfortunately, isn't quite the limber piece of equipment his guitar work is, but it's not embarrassing either, eschewing vocal gymnastics for a more understated approach. As debuts go, this is more impressive than most.

You may also like…



Track 16

A Selection Of The Best In Modern Blues

Track Listing: 1. Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman – The Way I Used to Be – 3:22   2. Phil…

Read more Add to cart13,50 7,26


Blue, Bluer, Bluest

A JSP Blues Sampler

Track Listing: 1. Roy Gaines – Bluesman for Life – 4:26   2. Cookie McGee – You’re a Dog –…

Read more Add to cart13,50 6,05


Beach ‘n’ Boogie

Vol. 2

Track Listing: Jackie Payne: 1. Talk to Me Baby – 3:13   Deitra Farr: 2. The Search Is Over –…

Read more Add to cart13,50 13,31

Johnny Rawls

Get Up And Go

The Best Of The JSP Years


Track Listing: CD1:  1. Bad Reputation – 4:02   2. You Got Me Going Thru Changes – 4:54   3….

Read more Read more14,52