He is not to be confused with Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson. Luther "Houserocker" Johnson, from Atlanta. Or Lonnie "Guitar Junior" Brooks.
Johnson moved to Chicago with his family in 1955.
During the 1960s, he performed with Magic Sam. He performed in Muddy Waters"s band from 1972 to 1980.
In 1980, four of his songs were included in an anthology released by Alligator Records. Johnson moved to the East Coast and began fronting his own band, the Magic Rockers.
His "Walkin" the Dog," was recorded live at the Montreux Festival"s Blues Night.
Johnson released a number of albums for Telarc Records, including Slammin’ on the West Side (1996), Got to Find a Way (1998), and Talkin" About Soul (2001). He also performed on three albums by the Nighthawks. He now lives in New Hampshire.