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John Funchess (April 16, 1931, Lake, Mississippi - February 1, 1994, Chicago), known professionally as John Littlejohn, was an American blues slide guitarist. He was active on the Chicago blues circuit from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Littlejohn first learned to play the blues from Henry Martin, a friend of his father. In 1946 he left home and traveled widely, spending time in Jackson, Mississippi, Arkansas, Rochester, New York, and Gary, Indiana. He settled in the last of these in 1951, playing whenever possible in the Chicago area.

Littlejohn played regularly in Chicago clubs but did not make any studio recordings until 1968, when he cut singles for several labels. Later that year he did a full-length with Arhoolie Records and four songs for Chess Records, though the Chess tracks were not issued.

Littlejohn didn't record another album until 1985, when Rooster Blues issued So-Called Friends. Soon after, he fell into ill health, and died in 1994.




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