Edith Johnson

Edith North Johnson (January 2, 1903 – February 28, 1988) was an American classic female blues singer, pianist and songwriter. Her most noted tracks are "Honey Dripper Blues", "Can't Make Another Day" and "Eight Hour Woman". She wrote another of her songs, "Nickel's Worth of Liver Blues".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 2, 1903 (St. Louis), Died February 28, 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, speaker, piano

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77318 10-in. 12/11/1933 She showed it all Napoleon Fletcher ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with piano and talking speaker  
Victor BS-070196 10-in. 1/21/1942 99 blues Lil Green Trio Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-070197 10-in. 1/21/1942 Don't know what I will do Lil Green Trio Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W403308 10-in. 11/16/1929 You know that ain't right Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W403309 10-in. 11/16/1929 Ain't no more to be said Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W403310 10-in. 11/16/1929 Don't know what I'll do Edith Johnson ; Roosevelt Sykes Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W403311 10-in. 11/16/1929 Heart aching blues Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick KC588 10-in. Nov. 1929 Honey-dripper blues Hattie North Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick KC590 10-in. Nov. 1929 Loving that man blues Hattie North Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Gennett 15558 10-in. 9/7/1929 Nickel's worth of liver blues Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Gennett 15559 10-in. 9/7/1929 Good chib blues Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with trombone and piano vocalist  
Gennett 15560 10-in. 9/7/1929 Can't make another day Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist  
Gennett 15561 10-in. 9/7/1929 Honey dripper blues Edith Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Gennett 15570 10-in. 9/7/1929 I wish I has died in Egyptland Jesse Johnson and his Singers Male vocal solo, mixed vocal ensemble, and female vocal solo, with coronet, trombone, and piano vocalist  
Gennett 15571 10-in. 9/7/1929 I wish I had died in Egyptland Jesse Johnson and his Singers Male vocal solo, mixed vocal ensemble, and female vocal solo, with coronet, trombone, and piano vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Edith," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105091.

Johnson, Edith. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105091.

"Johnson, Edith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105091

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