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James "Stump" 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 17, 1902 (Clarksville), Died December 5, 1969 (St. Louis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1933

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

Notes: James "Stump" Johnson.

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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 composer, lyricist  
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 instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W147249 10-in. 10/22/1928 The tie that binds James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Columbia W147250 10-in. 10/22/1928 Put on your old grey bonnet James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Columbia W147251 10-in. 10/22/1928 Papa please buy me an airship James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Columbia W147252 10-in. 10/22/1928 In the village by the sea James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
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  
Gennett 15760 10-in. 10/11/1929 Transom blues Stump Johnson Male vocal solo, with banjo and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15761 10-in. 10/11/1929 Soaking wet blues Stump Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Gennett 15762 10-in. 10/11/1929 Kind babe blues Stump Johnson Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15763 10-in. 10/11/1929 Would you do what I asked you to Stump Johnson Male vocal solo, with cornet, guitar, and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, James "Stump"," accessed June 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106619.

Johnson, James "Stump". (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106619.

"Johnson, James "Stump"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 June 2024.

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

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