Delta Blues Museum Video: Johnnie Billington
"Respect the Kid: A Tribute to Mister Johnnie"
Respect the Kid: A Tribute to
"Respect the kid, and the kid
- Johnnie Billington
Johnnie's father gave him an acoustic guitar which he learned to play the blues after listening
daily to the King Biscuit Radio Show.
his lifetime, Johnnie was dedicated to the blues and the Delta
youth, teaching them music, professionalism, and self-respect.
Mister Billington received numerous awards for his work with the Blues, including the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Daniel Scarpati, Editor
Daniel Cowen, Director of Photography
Erickson Blakney & Lee Quinby, Producers
Lee Quinby, Director