J. C. Johnson

J. C. Johnson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jay Cee Johnson (14 September 1896 - 27 February 1981), usually known as J. C. Johnson and in some sources, mistakenly, as James C. Johnson (not to be confused with his near-contemporary James P. Johnson), was an American pianist and songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Fats Waller and Bessie Smith, He was born in Chicago, and moved to New York City in the early 1920s. He began working as a session pianist with singer Ethel Waters, who sang his first recorded song as a writer, "You Can't Do What My Last Man Did" in 1923. He then diversified into songwriting, working with lyricists including Henry Creamer and Andy Razaf. Waters recorded several more J.C. Johnson songs and collaborations, including the first version of "Trav'lin All Alone," subsequently recorded by dozens of artists including Billie Holiday and Billy Eckstine. By 1928 he had begun working with Fats Waller, often contributing lyrics to Waller's music.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613581091X
  • 9786135810912