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George W. Johnson

George Washington Johnson (c. October 1846 – January 23, 1914) was a singer and pioneer sound recording artist, the first African-American recording star of the phonograph.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1846 (Virginia), Died January 23rd, 1914 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1920

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

Recordings (Results 51-53 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone [Zo cat C 5852] 9-in. Before Apr. 1904 The whistling girl George W. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin 6714 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Whistling song George W. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44702] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 The whistling girl George W. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
(Results 51-53 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, George W.," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107861.

Johnson, George W.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107861.

"Johnson, George W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107861

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