Stars Help Blues Vet Sumlin Step Into 'Shoes'

Walter Potter
Tue Nov 9 19:40:26 EST 2004

Steve Harnar wrote:

>  Isn't David Johansen the singer/actor guy that did the song Hot, Hot,  Hot
> under the name Buster Poindexter?  And the same guy that played in one  of my
> favorite horse betting movies, "Let it Ride"?  Maybe it was another  guy named
> Johansen.  As i recall there was a horseracing blues song in the  flick.
> sdh

Yep, that's him. He was also the front man(?) for the New York Dolls,
then a rock act under his own name and in his latest incarnation has
been recording blues songs as part of "David Johansen & the Harry
Smiths." Not bad stuff.

Taking all of this full circle, the New York Dolls used to cover Sonny
Boy Williamson's "Dont Start Me Talking."

Johansen has appeared in several movies such as "Married to the Mob" and
"Scrooged" as well as an appearence in the TV show "Miami Vice."

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." -Will Rogers

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