Lil Johnson

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110284

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