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 101-125 of 173 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149106 10-in. 10/7/1929 Peddlin' man Liza Brown Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W149107 10-in. 10/7/1929 If papa has outside lovin' Liza Brown Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W149455 10-in. 10/31/1929 Daddy, you're a low-down man Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W149456 10-in. 10/31/1929 Unhappy blues Mary Dixon Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W149634 10-in. 12/31/1929 You'll regret J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Columbia W149635 10-in. 12/31/1929 Ev'rybody seems to have somebody but me J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150657 10-in. 7/22/1930 Hustlin' Dan Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer  
Columbia W150684 10-in. 8/1/1930 Why can't you do it now? Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150685 10-in. 8/1/1930 Low land moan Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W150767 10-in. 9/5/1930 Big Ben Bennett's Swamplanders Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150768 10-in. 9/5/1930 You can't be mine and someone else's too Bennett's Swamplanders Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150769 10-in. 9/5/1930 Jet black blues Bennett's Swamplanders Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150783 10-in. 9/9/1930 Woman to woman Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150810 10-in. 9/16/1930 Take your tomorrow Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra [Lloyd Keating and his Music] ; Freddy Mark Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150811 10-in. 9/16/1930 Guess who's in town (Nobody but that gal of mine) Bill Coty ; Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151513 10-in. 4/13/1931 Dip your brush in the sunshine (And keep on painting away) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151690 10-in. 7/17/1931 What's your price? Lena Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer  
Columbia W152292 10-in. 8/29/1932 Somebody loses—somebody wins Three Keys Male vocal trio, with guitar and piano composer  
OKeh S-71512 10-in. May 1923 From now on blues Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71675 10-in. July 1923 You can't do what my last man did Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh 73925 10-in. Jan. 1926 I've learned to do without you now Louise Vant Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet lyricist, composer  
OKeh W81869 10-in. 11/26/1927 If Papa has outside lovin' Helen Humes Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W81870 10-in. 11/26/1927 Do what you did last night Helen Humes Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W81871 10-in. 11/26/1927 Everybody does it now Helen Humes Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81877 10-in. 11/27/1927 Rock pile blues Sylvester Weaver Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, lyricist  
(Results 101-125 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.

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