Earl Johnson

Robert Earl Johnson (August 24, 1886 in Gwinnett County, Georgia – May 31, 1965) was an old time fiddler who was influenced by the music of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 24th, 1886 (Gwinnett County), Died May 31st, 1965

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, leader, vocalist, arranger, speaker, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-56560 10-in. 11/22/1929 Rocky palace Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson String band instrumentalist, violin, songwriter, leader  
Victor BVE-56561 10-in. 11/22/1929 Green Mountain Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson String band instrumentalist, violin, songwriter, leader  
Victor BVE-56562 10-in. 11/22/1929 Fiddlin' Rufus Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson String band instrumentalist, violin, arranger, leader  
Victor BVE-56563 10-in. 11/22/1929 Mississippi Sawyer Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson String band instrumentalist, violin, arranger, leader  
Victor BVE-56564 10-in. 11/22/1929 He's a beaut Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, arranger, leader  
Victor BVE-56565 10-in. 11/22/1929 I lost my girl Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader, arranger, vocalist  
OKeh W80460 10-in. 2/21/1927 Hand me down my walking cane Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh W80461 10-in. 2/21/1927 Ain't nobody's business Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W80462 10-in. 2/21/1927 Dixie Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh W80463 10-in. 2/21/1927 Hen cackle Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh W80464 10-in. 2/21/1927 Bully of the town Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh W80465 10-in. 2/21/1927 I'm satisfied Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh W80466 10-in. 2/21/1927 Three nights' experience Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh W80467 10-in. 2/21/1927 Johnson's old grey mule Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio and talk leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, speaker  
OKeh W80625 10-in. 3/23/1927 Boil dem cabbage down Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80626 10-in. 3/23/1927 John Henry blues Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W80659 10-in. 3/23/1927 I don't love nobody Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson ; Byrd Moore Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80660 10-in. 3/23/1927 Shortenin' bread Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W81705 10-in. 10/7/1927 I get my whiskey from Rockingham Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81706 10-in. 10/7/1927 Red hot breakdown Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81707 10-in. 10/7/1927 I've got a woman on Sourwood Mountain Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81708 10-in. 10/7/1927 All night long Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81709 10-in. 10/7/1927 Old grey mare kicking out of the wilderness Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81710 10-in. 10/7/1927 They don't roost too high for me Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo and talk vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker, leader  
OKeh W81711 10-in. 10/7/1927 Mississippi jubilee Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Earl," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111392.

Johnson, Earl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111392.

"Johnson, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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