John William "Long John" Baldry was an English-Canadian blues singer, musician and voice actor. In the s, he was one of the first British vocalists to sing the blues in clubs and shared the stage with many British musicians including the. John William "Long John" Baldry (12 January – 21 July ) was an English-Canadian blues singer, musician and voice actor. In the s, he was one of. It Ain't Easy is a album by Long John Baldry. It marked his return to the edgier blues sound that he performed in the mid's. It was Baldry's fifth. Both Rod Stewart and Elton John appeared, before their stardom, in bands led by Baldry. Baldry grew to 6 ft 7 in ( m), resulting in the nickname "Long. Like Cliff Richard, Chris Farlowe, Slade, Blur, and eel pie, Long John Baldry is one of those peculiarly British phenomena that doggedly resists American. Long John Baldry Although he never achieved the fame of such contemporaries as Rod Stewart and Elton John — both of whom were members of his early bands and. He'll always be the king of boogie-woogie, but this class package is just what's needed to establish Long John Baldry as a bluesman who only gets better. Baldry, Long John - It Ain't Easy - Music. Import, Remastered. Long John Baldry Format: Audio CD. out of 5 stars ratings. The leader of that band was Long John Baldry, who was not only pivotal in helping Dwight transform into “Elton John,” but who also helped to. Long John Baldry. likes. John William "Long John" Baldry (12 January – 21 July ) was a Canadian-English blues singer and a voice actor.