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James P. Johnson

James Price Johnson (February 1, 1894 – November 17, 1955) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of the stride style of jazz piano, he was one of the most important pianists who bridged the ragtime and jazz eras, and, with Jelly Roll Morton, one of the two most important catalysts in the evolution of ragtime piano into jazz. As such, he was a model for Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, and Fats Waller.

Johnson composed many hit tunes including the theme song of the Roaring Twenties; "Charleston" and "If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight" and remained the acknowledged king of New York jazz pianists through most of the 1930s. Johnson's artistry, his significance in the subsequent development of jazz piano, and his large contribution to American musical theatre, are often overlooked, and as such, he has been referred to by Reed College musicologist David Schiff, as "The Invisible Pianist".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 1st, 1894 (New Brunswick), Died November 17th, 1955 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter, leader, director, lyricist, banjo, guitar

Notes: Sometimes listed as Jimmy Johnson.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27236 10-in. 12/15/1922 Ivy (Cling to me) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28196 10-in. 7/17/1923 You can't do what my last man did James P. Johnson Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28197 10-in. 7/17/1923 Bleeding hearted blues James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28729 10-in. 10/10/1923 Charleston Arthur Gibbs and his Gang ; Arthur Gibbs Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28730 10-in. 10/10/1923 Old-fashioned love Arthur Gibbs and his Gang ; Arthur Gibbs Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29189 10-in. 1/8/1924 Old fashioned love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-32576 10-in. 5/7/1925 Charleston Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-35992 10-in. 9/13/1926 Alabama stomp Gus C. Edwards Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37259 10-in. 12/17/1926 I need lovin' Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-42566 10-in. 3/27/1928 Willow tree Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-42567 10-in. 3/27/1928 'Sippi Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-42568 10-in. 3/27/1928 Thou swell Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-42569 10-in. 3/27/1928 Persian rug Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-43359 10-in. 3/14/1928 Give me the sunshine Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-57434 10-in. 11/20/1929 Your love is all that I crave Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-57527 10-in. 11/6/1929 I'm lonesome, sweetheart King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57528 10-in. 11/6/1929 I want you just myself King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57529 10-in. 11/6/1929 I can't stop loving you King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57701 10-in. 11/18/1929 You don't understand Jimmie Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano, director, composer  
Victor BVE-57702 10-in. 11/18/1929 You've got to be modernistic Jimmie Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-57782 10-in. 12/16/1929 What makes me love you so Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57783 10-in. 12/16/1929 You don't understand Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-58545 10-in. 1/31/1930 If I could be with you one hour to-night McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-62178 10-in. 6/2/1930 Goose and gander Teddy Bunn ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62179 10-in. 6/2/1930 The new goose and gander Teddy Bunn ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with piano, guitar, and washboard instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62180 10-in. 6/2/1930 Clean it out Teddy Bunn ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with piano, guitar, and washboard instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62181 10-in. 6/2/1930 Blow it up Teddy Bunn ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62920 10-in. 10/29/1930 If I could be with you one hour to-night Hurley Kaylor Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-63622 10-in. 9/4/1930 If I could be with you (one hour tonight) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-64070 10-in. 3/2/1931 I need lovin' Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor ABRC-68236 10-in. 6/11/1931 When I can't be with you Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-69023 10-in. 5/8/1931 A porter's love song to a chambermaid Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-69025 10-in. 5/8/1931 Misery Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-69683 10-in. 6/3/1931 Thumpin' 'n' bumpin' Eubie Blake’s Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70109 10-in. 7/1/1931 When I can't be with you Carolina Dandies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-72617 10-in. 5/4/1932 Old fashioned love in my heart Joe Haymes Orchestra ; Jimmy Underwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-75999 10-in. 8/1/1933 Got that old fashioned love in my heart Herb Cook and his Three Little Words Vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-82392 10-in. 5/7/1934 Old fashioned love Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-82526 10-in. 5/16/1934 A porter's love song to a chambermaid Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-94133 10-in. 8/26/1935 Old fashioned love Harlem Seven ; Jasper Thomas ; Kirby Walker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-96504 10-in. 11/22/1935 If I could be with you (One hour tonight) Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-99161 10-in. 2/16/1936 Stop that dog (He's goin' mad) Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Bob Pope ; Dixie Lee Sothern Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-03840 10-in. 12/24/1936 Havin' a ball Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028988 10-in. 11/21/1938 Revolutionary blues Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-028989 10-in. 11/21/1938 Comin' on with the come on Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-028990 10-in. 11/21/1938 Comin' on with the come on Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-028991 10-in. 11/21/1938 Swingin' for "Mezz" Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031258 10-in. 1/9/1939 You, you, you Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031260 10-in. 1/9/1939 Harlem woogie Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031460 10-in. 1/13/1939 Rosetta Frankie Newton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031461 10-in. 1/13/1939 Minor jive Frankie Newton Orchestra ; Hugues Panassié Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031462 10-in. 1/13/1939 The world is waiting for the sunrise Frankie Newton Orchestra ; Hugues Panassié Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031463 10-in. 1/13/1939 Who? Frankie Newton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031464 10-in. 1/13/1939 The blues my baby gave to me Frankie Newton Orchestra ; Hugues Panassié Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031465 10-in. 1/13/1939 Romping (Romping at Victor) Frankie Newton Orchestra ; Hugues Panassié Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-035709 10-in. 4/6/1939 I've got an old fashioned love in my heart Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-044597 10-in. 1/12/1940 Swinga-dilla Street Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-063889 10-in. 5/13/1941 Carolina shout Fats Waller Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-071198 10-in. 10/22/1941 Uncle Sammy here I am Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1922-01-23-06] 10-in. 1/23/1922 Four A. M. shout James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80672 10-in. 11/14/1922 Ivy Yerkes' S. S. Flotilla Orchestra [i.e., Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80877 10-in. 2/28/1923 Papa blues James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80878 10-in. 2/28/1923 Railroad man James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80879 10-in. 2/28/1923 Caprice James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 80880 10-in. 2/28/1923 Glory shout James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 81099 10-in. 6/28/1923 Weeping blues James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 81100 10-in. 6/28/1923 Worried and lonesome blues James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 81198 10-in. 9/6/1923 Don't never tell nobody Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer  
Columbia 81200 10-in. 9/7/1923 Old fashioned love Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81341 10-in. 11/9/1923 You can't do what my last man did Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano composer  
Columbia 81361 10-in. 11/17/1923 Old fashioned love Georgians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49402 12-in. 5/6/1918 Mama's blues Jockers Brothers Violin and piano duet songwriter  
Columbia W140514 10-in. 4/10/1925 The original Charleston The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140864 10-in. 8/25/1925 You can't do what my last man did Ebony Four ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with bass saxophone, cornet, and piano songwriter  
Columbia 141201 10-in. 10/27/1925 Everybody's doin' the Charleston now Original Indiana Five Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W142172 10-in. 5/8/1926 You for me, me for you Dixie Washboard Band ; Shufflin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142721 10-in. 10/3/1926 Alabama stomp Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 142847 10-in. 10/20/1926 Alabama stomp Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142889 10-in. 10/29/1926 Original black bottom dance Sadie Jackson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142890 10-in. 10/29/1926 Nobody worries 'bout me Sadie Jackson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143126 10-in. 11/19/1926 I need lovin' Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 143150 10-in. 11/26/1926 I need lovin' Arthur Fields ; Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143490 10-in. 2/17/1927 Preachin' the blues James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143491 10-in. 2/17/1927 Back water blues James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143531 10-in. 2/25/1927 All that I had is gone James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143532 10-in. 2/25/1927 Snowy morning blues James P. Johnson Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143543 10-in. 2/26/1927 Alabama stomp Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer  
Columbia W143735 10-in. 4/1/1927 Sweet mistreater Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W143736 10-in. 4/1/1927 Lock and key James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 144214 10-in. 5/24/1927 Oh Malinda Te Roy Williams Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144621 10-in. 9/2/1927 Skiddle de scow Johnson's Jazzers Male vocal and instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Columbia W144622 10-in. 9/2/1927 Can I get it now? Johnson's Jazzers Male vocal and instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Columbia W146417 10-in. 6/8/1928 Somethin' goin' on wrong Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W146420 10-in. 6/9/1928 Desert blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146539 10-in. 6/18/1928 Chicago blues Jimmy Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146540 10-in. 6/18/1928 Mournful tho'ts Jimmy Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W146559 10-in. 6/20/1928 Georgia's always on my mind Roy Evans Male vocal solo, with alto saxophone and piano songwriter  
Columbia W146761 10-in. 7/20/1928 My woman done me wrong (As far as I am concerned) James P. Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146762 10-in. 7/20/1928 Farm hand papa James P. Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146871 10-in. 8/21/1928 Lonesome swallow James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146872 10-in. 8/21/1928 Guess who's in town James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146873 10-in. 8/21/1928 My handy man James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146874 10-in. 8/21/1928 Do what you did last night James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146941 10-in. 9/4/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me today) Roy Evans Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146942 10-in. 9/4/1928 Jazbo Dan and his yodelin' band Roy Evans ; James P. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147152 10-in. 10/19/1928 Georgia's always on my mind Gulf Coast Seven Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W148015 10-in. 3/5/1929 Put your mind right on it Jimmy Johnson Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter, leader  
Columbia W148016 10-in. 3/5/1929 Sorry Jimmy Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Columbia W148108 10-in. 3/20/1929 Fare thee honey blues Jimmy Johnson Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W148901 10-in. 8/20/1929 My sportin' man Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148902 10-in. 8/20/1929 He's got me goin' James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148903 10-in. 8/20/1929 When my baby comes Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148904 10-in. 8/20/1929 It makes my love come down James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148994 10-in. 9/12/1929 Oh! Mister Mitchell James P. Johnson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148995 10-in. 9/12/1929 Where is my man James P. Johnson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149074 10-in. 10/1/1929 Wasted life blues James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149075 10-in. 10/1/1929 Dirty no-gooder's blues James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149134 10-in. 10/11/1929 Blue spirit blues James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149135 10-in. 10/11/1929 Worn out papa blues James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149136 10-in. 10/11/1929 You don't understand James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W149137 10-in. 10/11/1929 Don't cry, baby James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W149666 10-in. 12/3/1929 You've got to be modernistic Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150574 10-in. 6/9/1930 On revival day Bessemer Singers ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with male vocal quartet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150575 10-in. 6/9/1930 Moan, you mourners Bessemer Singers ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with male vocal quartet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150612 10-in. 6/25/1930 If I could be with you (One hour to-night) Lazy Levee Loungers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150826 10-in. 9/18/1930 If I could be with you (One hour to-night) Ruth Etting Female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151457 10-in. 3/25/1931 Go Harlem Jimmy Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W151459 10-in. 3/25/1931 A porter's love song (to a chambermaid) Jimmy Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Columbia W151460 10-in. 3/25/1931 Just a crazy song (Hi-hi-hi) Jimmy Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W151739 10-in. 8/19/1931 Doggone blue Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151740 10-in. 8/19/1931 Can't be bothered with no sheik Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151763 10-in. 9/2/1931 Old fashioned love Clyde McCoy Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151775 10-in. 9/9/1931 I need loving The Rondoliers and Piano Pals Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W151807 10-in. 9/23/1931 I need lovin' The Rondoliers and Piano Pals Male vocal quartet, with 2 pianos composer  
Columbia W152715 10-in. 2/13/1934 The Spanish in my eyes Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
OKeh 9673 10-in. 5/13/1926 Woman changed my life Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, piano and violin instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9674 10-in. 5/13/1926 Lonnie's got the blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9675 Not documented 5/13/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar (or violin) instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9676 Not documented 5/13/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar (or violin) instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9677 Not documented 5/13/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar (or violin) instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9684 Not documented 5/14/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar (or violin) instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9685 10-in. 5/14/1926 Good old wagon Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and violin instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9686 10-in. 5/14/1926 A good, happy home James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and violin instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9687 10-in. 5/14/1926 Baby, you don't know my mind James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and violin instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9688 Not documented 5/14/1926 [Unknown title(s)] James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, piano and violin instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9689 10-in. 5/14/1926 I have no sweet woman now Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-70259 10-in. 10/18/1921 Keep off the grass James P. Johnson Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-70260 10-in. 10/18/1921 Carolina shout James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh S-70350 10-in. 12/5/1921 Dear old Southland Harmony Eight ; James P. Johnson Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-70351 10-in. 12/5/1921 Bandana days Harmony Eight ; James P. Johnson Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-71152 10-in. Jan. 1923 Ivy (Cling to me) Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71654 10-in. June 1923 You just can't have no one man by yourself Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71741 10-in. 8/8/1923 Scouting around James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh S-71742 10-in. 8/8/1923 Toddlin' James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh S-72028 10-in. Nov. 1923 Old fashioned love Lawrence Lomax ; Eva Taylor Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet composer  
OKeh S-72029 10-in. Nov. 1923 Open your heart Lawrence Lomax ; Eva Taylor Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
OKeh S-72041 10-in. Nov. 1923 Old fashioned love Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72347 10-in. Feb. 1924 The weepin' blues Henry Whitter Harmonica solo composer  
OKeh 73736 10-in. 10/25/1925 Everybody's doin' the Charleston Okeh Syncopators Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 73937 10-in. 1/19/1926 Sun to sun blues James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 73938 10-in. 1/19/1926 Bed of sand James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 73944 10-in. 1/20/1926 Nile of Genago James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 73945 10-in. 1/20/1926 Five o'clock blues Lonnie Johnson Instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh 73946 10-in. 1/20/1926 Johnson's trio stomp James P. Johnson ; Lonnie Johnson Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74253 10-in. 8/11/1926 You for me, me for you (From now on) Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W80262 10-in. 12/24/1926 I need lovin' Russell Douglas [Lem Cleg] ; The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W80413 10-in. 2/10/1927 If I could be with you Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401565 10-in. 1/29/1929 Riffs James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W401566 10-in. 1/29/1929 Feelin' blue Jimmy Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401635 10-in. 2/21/1929 Put your mind right on it Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W403533 10-in. 12/19/1929 You've got to be modernistic Great Day New Orleans Singers ; James P. Johnson ; Clarence Williams Mixed vocal chorus, with piano, clapping, and talk composer, lyricist, leader, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403534 10-in. 12/19/1929 Shout on Great Day New Orleans Singers ; James P. Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus, with piano composer, leader, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403596 10-in. 1/8/1930 Once or twice Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403597 10-in. 1/8/1930 Monkey and the baboon Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with guitar, piano, and woodblocks instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403598 10-in. 1/8/1930 Wipe it off Lonnie Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal duet, with piano, guitar, and sandpaper instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403749 10-in. 2/7/1930 The dirty dozen Lonnie Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403750 10-in. 2/7/1930 Keep it to yourself Lonnie Johnson ; Spencer Williams Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W404406 10-in. 8/19/1930 If I could be with you (One hour to-night) Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404453 10-in. 9/16/1930 If I could be with you (One hour tonight) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 10829 10-in. 6/13/1923 You can’t do what my last man did Minerva Green Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 9133-9135 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Ivy Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 11930-11933 10-in. 11/21/1923 Old-fashioned love Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E16493-E16495 10-in. 10/2/1925 The original Charleston Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick C6101 10-in. Aug. 1930 If I could be with you Tom Gerun Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick C6137 10-in. Sept. 1930 If I could be with you Tom Gerun Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick C7913 10-in. 7/27/1931 I need lovin’ Jimmie Noone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick LAE275-LAE275A 10-in. 9/19/1928 Alabama stomp Phil Phillips Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E27463 10-in. 5/1/1928 Exhortation Jubilee Glee Club ; Johnny Vigal Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E27534 10-in. 5/10/1928 Echoes of ole Dixie Land Jubilee Glee Club ; Johnny Vigal Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E31956 10-in. 1/21/1930 Crying for the Carolines James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E31957 10-in. 1/21/1930 What is this thing called love? James P. Johnson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E31958 10-in. 1/21/1930 You’ve got to be modernistic James P. Johnson Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E31959 10-in. 1/21/1930 Jingles James P. Johnson Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 9223 10-in. 10/25/1923 Open your heart Charlie Kerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9362 10-in. 2/1/1924 Old fashioned love Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 10292 10-in. 4/2/1925 Charleston Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11245 10-in. 10/13/1926 Alabama stomp Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-1174 10-in. 10/3/1929 You don't understand Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Decca 64970 10-in. 2/1/1939 I'm tired of fattenin' frogs for snakes Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64971 10-in. 2/1/1939 Stop it Joe Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64972 10-in. 2/1/1939 My man jumped salty on me Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64973 10-in. 2/1/1939 Double crossin' Papa Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, piano  
Vocalion E4392-E4394 10-in. 1/12/1927 Alabama stomp Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E4795-E4797 10-in. 4/4/1927 Oh, Malinda Rex Stewart Harlem Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Decca 71979 4/12/1944 I've got a feeling I'm falling James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71980 10-in. 4/12/1944 My fate is in your hands James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71981 10-in. 4/12/1944 Ain't misbehavin' James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71982 4/12/1944 Blue turning grey over you James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72007 10-in. 4/20/1944 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72008 4/20/1944 Keepin' out of mischief now James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72009 10-in. 4/20/1944 Squeeze me James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72010 10-in. 4/20/1944 Honeysuckle rose James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72233 10-in. 6/8/1944 I've got a feeling I'm falling James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72234 10-in. 6/8/1944 Honeysuckle rose James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72235 10-in. 6/8/1944 Keepin' out of mischief now James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72236 10-in. 6/8/1944 My fate is in your hands James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72311 10-in. 6/28/1944 Blue turning grey over you James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72312 10-in. 6/28/1944 Squeeze me James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72313 10-in. 6/28/1944 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72314 10-in. 6/28/1944 Ain't misbehavin' (I'm saving my love for you) James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72386 10-in. 9/15/1944 Snowy morning blues James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72387 10-in. 9/15/1944 The Carolina shout James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72388 10-in. 9/15/1944 Keep off the grass James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72389 10-in. 9/15/1944 Old fashioned love James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72390 10-in. 9/22/1944 If I could be with you (one hour tonight) James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72391 10-in. 9/22/1944 A porter's love song to a chambermaid James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72392 10-in. 9/22/1944 Over the bars James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72393 10-in. 9/22/1944 Riffs James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73647 7/17/1946 Just you, just me-1 Eddie Condon Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73648 7/17/1946 Atlanta blues -1 Eddie Condon Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Vocalion 789W-791W 10-in. 5/13/1925 Charleston Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion 1130W-1132W 10-in. 8/12/1925 Charleston Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca BOB-5 6/7/1944 Oh, lady be good Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca BOB-6 6/7/1944 Noteworthy blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca BT-101 6/7/1944 I've found a new baby Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca BT-102 6/7/1944 Jazz me blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1901 10-in. 11/20/1942 Squeeze me Eddie Condon's Barrelhouse Gang instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1902 10-in. 11/20/1943 That's a plenty Eddie Condon's Barrelhouse Gang instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1903 11/20/1943 Yank's blues-1 Eddie Condon's Barrelhouse Gang instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1904 11/20/1943 Old fashioned love-1,2 Eddie Condon's Barrelhouse Gang instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1909 10-in. 12/18/1943 Squeeze me Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1910 10-in. 12/18/1943 When I grow too old to dream Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1911 10-in. 12/18/1943 Too many times Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1912 10-in. 12/18/1943 The sheik of Araby Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1913 10-in. 12/18/1943 Old fashioned love James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1914 10-in. 12/18/1943 Blueberry rhyme James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1915 10-in. 12/18/1943 Blues for Fats James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca T-1916 10-in. 12/18/1943 Over the bars James P. Johnson instrumentalist, piano  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, James P.," accessed March 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103380.

Johnson, James P.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103380.

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