Sleepy Johnson

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor guitar, violin, tenor banjo, string bass, guitar, composer, lyricist, vocalist

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70670 10-in. 2/9/1932 Sunbonnet Sue Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-70671 10-in. 2/9/1932 Nancy Jane Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal ensemble, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BS-071042 10-in. 9/30/1941 I'm sorry now Carlisle Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia C1475 10-in. 9/29/1936 She's killing me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1477 10-in. 9/29/1936 No matter how she done it (she's just a dirty dame) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1479 10-in. 9/29/1936 Steel guitar rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1480 10-in. 9/29/1936 Get along home Cindy Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1481 10-in. 9/29/1936 Trouble in mind Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1482 10-in. 9/29/1936 What's the matter with the mill? Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solos instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1483 10-in. 9/29/1936 Sugar blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1484 10-in. 9/29/1936 Basin Street blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1485 10-in. 9/29/1936 Red hot gal of mine Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1487 10-in. 9/29/1936 Too busy! Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1493 10-in. 9/30/1936 Fan it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1495 10-in. 9/30/1936 Mean mama blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1500 10-in. 9/30/1936 Bring it on down to my house Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solos instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1503 10-in. 9/30/1936 Right or wrong Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia C1504 10-in. 9/30/1936 Swing blues no.1 Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL146 10-in. 9-25-1935 Smith's reel Sleepy Johnson ; Bob Wills Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick DAL147 10-in. 9-23-1935 Harmony Sleepy Johnson ; Bob Wills Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick DAL572 10-in. 5/16/1938 Keep knocking (but you can't come in) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL126 10-in. 9/23/1935 Osage stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL127 10-in. 9/23/1935 Get with it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL129 10-in. 9/23/1935 I can't give you anything but love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL130 10-in. 9/23/1935 Spanish two step Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL131 10-in. 9/23/1935 Maiden's prayer Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL133 10-in. 9/23/1935 St Louis blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL134 10-in. 9/23/1935 Good old Oklahoma Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL136 10-in. 9/23/1935 Mexicali Rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL138 10-in. 9/23/1935 Never no more blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL140 10-in. 9/24/1935 Old fashioned love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL141 10-in. 9/24/1935 Oklahoma rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL142 10-in. 9/24/1935 Black and blue rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL143 10-in. 9/24/1935 Sitting on top of the world Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL144 10-in. 9/24/1935 Four or five times Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL216 10-in. 6/7/1937 Steel guitar stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL229 10-in. 6/8/1937 Never no more hard times blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL230 10-in. 6/7/1937 Sunbonnet Sue Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL235 10-in. 6/9/1937 The new St. Louis blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL239 10-in. 6/9/1937 Oozlin' daddy blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Brunswick DAL574 10-in. 5/17/1938 Oh, lady be good Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL577 10-in. 5/17/1938 Oh you beautiful doll Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL578 10-in. 5/17/1938 Moonlight and roses (bring mem'ries of you) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor banjo, vocalist  
Brunswick DAL580 10-in. 5/17/1938 I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL582 10-in. 5/17/1938 Tulsa stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL583 10-in. 5/17/1938 Empty bed blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL585 10-in. 5/17/1938 Little red head Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys ; Joe Ferguson String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL615 10-in. 11/28/1938 San Antonio rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL616 10-in. 11/28/1938 Little girl, go ask your mama Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL617 10-in. 11/28/1938 Carolina in the morning Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL618 10-in. 11/28/1938 The convict and the rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL619 10-in. 11/28/1938 Silver bells Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL621 10-in. 11/28/1938 Beaumont rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL623 10-in. 11/29/1938 Ida Red Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL626 10-in. 11/28/1938 Whoa babe Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL627 10-in. 11/29/1938 I wonder if you feel the way I do Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL628 10-in. 11/30/1938 That's what I like 'bout the south Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL630 10-in. 11/30/1938 The waltz you saved for me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL634 10-in. 11/30/1938 You're okay Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL635 10-in. 11/29/1938 Liza pull down the shades Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL1014 10-in. 4/21/1940 Ruck tuckin' baby Dick Reinhart ; Universal Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Brunswick DAL1019 10-in. 4/21/1940 I trusted you once too often Dick Reinhart ; Universal Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Brunswick DAL1021 10-in. 4/22/1940 The honky tonk jump The Hi-Flyers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL1024 10-in. 4/22/1940 Roadside rag The Hi-Flyers String band instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Sleepy," accessed April 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100929.

Johnson, Sleepy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100929.

"Johnson, Sleepy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100929

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.