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James Johnson

James "Stump" Johnson (January 17, 1902 – December 5, 1969) was an American blues pianist and singer from St. Louis.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 17th, 1902 (Clarksville), Died December 5th, 1969 (St. Louis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, guitar, harmonica, piano

Notes: James "Stump" Johnson. Listing for James "Stump" Johnson.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70675 10-in. 2/10/1932 Worried man blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-70679 10-in. 2/10/1932 Sail on Black Sue James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-70680 10-in. 2/10/1932 Barrel of whiskey blues James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-71625 10-in. 2/25/1932 The duck's yas yas yas Johnson's Cracker Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-76839 10-in. 8/2/1933 Steady grindin' James Johnson ; Doretha Trowbridge Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76840 10-in. 8/2/1933 Money Johnson James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-76841 10-in. 8/2/1933 Don't give my lard away James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147249 10-in. 10/22/1928 The tie that binds James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Columbia W147250 10-in. 10/22/1928 Put on your old grey bonnet James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Columbia W147251 10-in. 10/22/1928 Papa please buy me an airship James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Columbia W147252 10-in. 10/22/1928 In the village by the sea James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh W403314 10-in. 11/16/1929 The duck's yas-yas-yas Snitcher Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W403315 10-in. 11/16/1929 Heart is right blues Snitcher Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W403316 10-in. 11/16/1929 Low moanin' blues Snitcher Roberts Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403317 10-in. 11/16/1929 Snitcher's blues Snitcher Roberts Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3485 10-in. 5/13/1929 The duck’s yas, yas, yas Georgia Tom ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo and male vocal duet, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C4088 10-in. 8/15/1929 The duck’s yas yas yas Oliver Cobb's Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C4108 10-in. 8/16/1929 Jones Law blues Shorty George Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C4109 10-in. 8/16/1929 My babe blues Shorty George Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, James," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106619.

Johnson, James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106619.

"Johnson, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106619

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