J. C. Johnson

Jay Cee Johnson (September 14, 1896 – February 27, 1981), usually known as J. C. Johnson and in some sources, mistakenly, as James C. Johnson (not to be confused with his near-contemporary James P. Johnson), was an American pianist and songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Fats Waller and Bessie Smith.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 14, 1896, Died February 27, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, adapter

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 173 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W146926 10-in. 8/29/1928 Dusky stevedore Joe Herbert Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 146932 10-in. 8/30/1928 Take your to-morrow (And give me to-day) Jim Andrews ; Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146941 10-in. 9/4/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me today) Roy Evans Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W146962 10-in. 9/7/1928 Dusky stevedore Joe Davis ; Playboys ; Thelma Terry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147010 10-in. 9/17/1928 Explaining J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano composer, vocalist  
Columbia W147011 10-in. 9/17/1928 Good things come to those who wait J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano composer, vocalist  
Columbia 147059 10-in. 9/25/1928 Dusky stevedore Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with violin, alto saxophone, and piano composer  
Columbia W147107 10-in. 10/5/1928 How long—how long blues Sonny Porter Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147108 10-in. 10/5/1928 Deck hand blues Sonny Porter Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147484 10-in. 11/23/1928 Someone's teaching me how to forget Roy Evans Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147485 10-in. 11/23/1928 Sweet Louisiana Louise Roy Evans Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147773 10-in. 1/11/1929 If you really love your baby Viola McCoy Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer  
Columbia W148109 10-in. 3/20/1929 You can't sleep in my bed Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148110 10-in. 3/20/1929 Daddy you got ev'rything Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148225 10-in. 4/10/1929 Wobble it a little, daddy Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W148226 10-in. 4/10/1929 Black man blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W148418 10-in. 5/4/1929 Tell the South George Bias Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia W148725 10-in. 6/20/1929 Old forsaken blues Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148726 10-in. 6/20/1929 All around mama Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148799 10-in. 7/11/1929 Trav'lin' all alone Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia W148823 10-in. 7/18/1929 My particular man Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W148824 10-in. 7/18/1929 Can you do that to me Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Columbia W148923 10-in. 8/24/1929 Black dog blues Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, guitar, and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148924 10-in. 8/24/1929 Fire and thunder blues Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148972 10-in. 9/4/1929 Breath and breeches Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano composer  
(Results 76-100 of 173 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, J. C.," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102868.

Johnson, J. C.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102868.

"Johnson, J. C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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