Lil Johnson (fl. 1920s-1930s, dates and places of birth and death unknown) was an American singer who recorded dirty blues and hokum songs in the 1920s and 1930s.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1950, Died January 1st, 1950 (t1900117831)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1936
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-91417||10-in.||7/27/1935||Keep on knocking||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with bass, guitar, and piano||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-91418||10-in.||7/27/1935||I lost my baby||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with piano, guitar, and string bass||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-100327||10-in.||4/3/1936||Take it easy, greasy||Trixie Butler||Female vocal solo, with string bass and piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W144853||10-in.||10/13/1927||Good time mama blues||Martha Copeland||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||C3312||10-in.||4/18/1929||Mean man blues||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||vocalist|
|Brunswick||C3313||10-in.||4/18/1929||Worried mind blues||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||vocalist|
|Brunswick||C3353||10-in.||4/23/1929||Minor blues||Lil Johnson ; Arthur "Montana" Taylor||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Brunswick||C3354||10-in.||4/23/1929||Montana blues||Lil Johnson ; Arthur "Montana" Taylor||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Brunswick||C3355||10-in.||4/23/1929||Never let your left hand know what your right hand do||Charles Avery ; Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, songwriter|
|Brunswick||C3356||10-in.||4/23/1929||You’ll never miss your jelly till your jelly roller’s gone||Charles Avery ; Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, songwriter|
|Brunswick||C3738||10-in.||6/27/1929||Rock that thing||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||vocalist, lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||C3749||10-in.||6/27/1929||House rent scuffle||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||vocalist|
|Brunswick||C3895||10-in.||7/17/1929||Rock that thing||Lil Johnson||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Decca||90163||10-in.||7/16/1935||Get 'em from the peanut man||Lil Johnson||vocalist|
|Decca||90164||10-in.||7/16/1935||Anybody want to buy my cabbage?||Lil Johnson||vocalist|
|Decca||90165||10-in.||7/16/1935||Snake man blues||Lil Johnson||vocalist|
|Decca||90166||10-in.||7/16/1935||Evil man blues||Lil Johnson||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Lil," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110284.
Johnson, Lil. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110284.
"Johnson, Lil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.
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