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 126-150 of 173 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W82043 10-in. 12/12/1927 Low land moan Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400828 10-in. 6/26/1928 Empty bed blues Elizabeth Johnson Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400829 10-in. 6/26/1928 Empty bed blues Elizabeth Johnson Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400975 10-in. 6/30/1928 Been some changes made (Since you've been gone) Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
OKeh W400990 10-in. 7/5/1928 Dusky stevedore Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble composer  
OKeh W401116 10-in. 9/14/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me to-day) Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401117 10-in. 9/14/1928 Dusky stevedore Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401133 10-in. 9/20/1928 Take your to-morrow (And give me to-day) Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with dialogue and male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401139 10-in. 9/21/1928 Louisiana Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401622 10-in. 2/18/1929 It feels so good Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401623 10-in. 2/18/1929 It feels so good Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401730 10-in. 3/19/1929 Death is on your track Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401748 10-in. 3/26/1929 Big gorilla man Gladys Bentley Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401749 10-in. 3/26/1929 Red beans and rice Gladys Bentley Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401842 10-in. 5/1/1929 Jet black blues Blind Willie Dunn ; Gin Bottle Four Jazz dance ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401843 10-in. 5/1/1929 Blue blood blues Blind Willie Dunn ; Gin Bottle Four Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401981 10-in. 5/24/1929 It feels so good Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401982 10-in. 5/24/1929 It feels so good Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403002 10-in. 9/28/1929 It sure is nice Swan and Lee Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 10829 10-in. 6/13/1923 You can’t do what my last man did Minerva Green Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E27773 10-in. 6/26/1928 Dusky stevedore Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27912 10-in. 7/30/1928 Dusky stevedore Mary Dixon Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28325 10-in. 10/1/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me today) Alice Morley Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28330 10-in. 10/4/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me today) Grace Johnston Female vocal solo, with trumpet solo and orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28360 10-in. 10/17/1928 Louisiana Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 126-150 of 173 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, J. C.," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102868.

Johnson, J. C.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102868.

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