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Monday, January 17, 2011

Earl Johnson

2nd version
by Tony Russell, Henk Scholts, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS
ca. June 1925 poss. New York City - Dixie String Band (Webb Phillips [calls], Lee Henderson [gt], Arthur Tanner [banjo], Earl Johnson [fiddle], ? [fiddle])
D01 2161 ATLANTA SPECIAL Paramount 33164
D02 2162 CHICKENS DON'T ROOST TOO HIGH FOR ME Paramount 33160 Silvertone 3516 Puritan 9160
D03 2163 LEATHER BREECHES Paramount 33162 Puritan 9162
D04 2164 untraced
D05 2165 untraced
D06 2166 untraced
D07 2167 SOLDIER'S JOY Paramount 33163 Silvertone 3516
D08 2168 untraced
D09 2169 untraced
D10 2170 SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME Paramount 33166
D11 2171 BIRMINGHAM RAG Paramount 33164
D12 2172 WHOA, MULE, WHOA Paramount 33166
D13 2173 untraced
D14 2174 MERRY WIDOW WALTZ Paramount 33161
ca. June 1925 poss. New York City - Arthur Tanner (Lee Henderson [gt], Earl Johnson [fiddle])
000 2175 WHEN I WAS SINGLE MY POCKETS WOULD JINGLE Paramount 33163 Silvertone 3515 Herwin 75538
000 2176 THE LIGHTNING EXPRESS TRAIN Paramount 33160 Puritan 9160 Herwin 75501
000 2177 LITTLE LOG CABIN IN THE LANE Paramount 33161
000 2178 untraced
000 2179 THE KNOXVILLE GIRL Paramount 33162 Puritan 9162 Silvertone 3515 Herwin 75538
000 2180 THE BURGLAR MAN Paramount 33159 Puritan 9159 Silvertone 3514 Herwin 75539
000 2181 DEVLISH MARY Paramount 33159 Puritan 9159 Silvertone 3514 Herwin 75539
21 February 1927 OKeh Recording Studio, 25 West 45th St., Manhattan, New York City - Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers (Earl Johnson [vcl-1/fiddle], Byrd Moore [vcl-3/gt], Emmett Bankston [vcl-2/fiddle])
001 80460 HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING CANE unissued
002 80461-B AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS -2-3 OKeh 45092 Paramount R3859/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
003 80462-B DIXIE -2-3 OKeh 45129/ DOCD-8005
004 80463-A HEN CACKLE -2 OKeh 45123/LP-543 DOCD-8005
005 80464 BULLY OF THE TOWN -3 unissued/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
006 80465-B I'M SATISFIED -2 OKeh 45129/ DOCD-8005
007 80466-A THREE NIGHT'S EXPERIENCE -2 OKeh 45092 Paramount R3859/ DOCD-8005
008 80467-B JOHNSON'S OLD GREY MULE -1 OKeh 45123/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
Paramount R3859 is UK issued
23 March 1927 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & Dixie Entertainers (Earl Johnson [vcl/fiddle], Byrd Moore [vcl/gt], Emmett Bankston [vcl/banjo]. Producer: Ralph Peer)
009 80625-A BOIL DEM CABBAGE DOWN OKeh 45112/ DOCD-8005
010 80626-C JOHN HENRY BLUES OKeh 45101/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
011 80659-A I DON‘T LOVE NOBODY OKeh 45101/ DOCD-8005
012 80660-A SHORTNIN' BREAD OKeh 45112/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
3 October 1927 Atlanta, GA - Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers (Clyde Evans [vcl/gt], ? [vcl/gt], Bud Landress [vcl/banjo], Bill Chitwood [vcl/fiddle], poss. Earl Johnson [fiddle])
000 81652 WHEN MARRIED FOLKS ARE OUT OF CASH OKeh 45162
000 81653 BOYS KEEP AWAY FROM GIRLS unissued
000 81654 RAISE ROUGH HOUSE TONIGHT OKeh 45236
000 81655 BILL WISHES HE WAS SINGLE AGAIN OKeh 45236
000 81656 LULA WALL unissued
000 81657 KITTY HILL OKeh 45162
7 October 1927 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers (Earl Johnson [vcl-1/speach-2/fiddle], Lee Henderson [vcl-4/gt], Emmett Bankston [vcl-3/banjo])
013 81705-B I GET MY WHISKEY FROM ROCKINGHAM -1-3 OKeh 45183/County LP-507 LP-543 DOCD-8005
014 81706-B RED HOT BREAKDOWN -1 OKeh 45209/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
015 81707-B I'VE GOT A WOMAN ON SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN -1-3-4 OKeh 45171/ DOCD-8005
016 81708-A ALL NIGHT LONG -1-3 OKeh 45383/Old Timey LP-101 DOCD-8005
017 81709-A OLD GREY MARE KICKING OUT OF THE WILDERNESS -1 OKeh 45183/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
018 81710-A THEY DON'T ROOST TOO HIGH FOR ME -1-2-5 OKeh 45223 Paramount R3869/ DOCD-8005
019 81711-A MISSISSIPPI JUBILEE OKeh 45223 R3869/ DOCD-8005
020 81712-B LEATHER BREECHES -1 OKeh 45209/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
OLD TIMEY LP-11 SOUTHERN DANCE MUSIC, VOL. 2, (1965); COUNTY LP-507 OLD TIME FIDDLE CLASSICS (1967)
10 October 1927 Atlanta, GA - Fiddlin' John Carson & Virginia Reelers (Earl Johnson [-*duet vcl/fiddle] Moonshine Kate [gt or banjo], T.M.Brewer [gt or banjo])
021 81726 OLD JOE CLARK * OKeh 45198
022 81727 I'M GONNA SWING ON THE GOLDEN GATE * OKeh 45159
000 81728 DID HE EVER RETURN OKeh 45176
023 81729 IF YOU CAN'T GET THE STOPPER OUT BREAK OFF THE NECK* OKeh 45167
000 81730 ENGINEER ON THE MOGULL OKeh 45176
000 81731 HELL BOUND FOR ALABAMA OKeh 45159
11 October 1927 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers (Earl Johnson [vcl-1/speach-2/fiddle], Lee Henderson [vcl-4/speach-5/gt], Emmett Bankston [vcl-3/banjo])
024 81743-A POOR LITTLE JOE -1-3-4 OKeh 45406/ DOCD-8005
025 81744-B THE LITTLE GRAVE IN GEORGIA -1-3 OKeh 45194/County LP-543 DOCD-8005
026 81745-A IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINE -1 OKeh 45194/ DOCD-8005
027 81746-A JOHNNIE, GET YOUR GUN -1 OKeh 45171/LP-544 DOCD-8005
028 81747-B EARL JOHNSON‘S ARKANSAW TRAVELER -2-5 OKeh 45156/County LP-514 LP-543 DOCD-8006
029 81748-A TWINKLE LITTLE STAR -2-5 OKeh 45156/DOCD-8006
COUNTY LP 514 HELL BROKE LOOSE IN GEORGIA (1969); COUNTY LP-544 GEORGIA FIDDLE BANDS, VOL. 2 (1978)
11 October 1927 Atlanta, GA – Fiddlin‘ John Carson & Virginia Reelers (Earl Johnson [-*duet vcl/fiddle], Moonshine Kate [gt or banjo], T.M.Brewer [gt or banjo])
000 81749 TURKEY IN THE HAY OKeh 45167
030 81750 THE SMOKE GOES OUT THE CHIMNEY JUST THE SAME * OKeh 45186
031 81751 GOING DOWN TO CRIPPLE CREEK * OKeh 45214
032 81752 QUIT THAT TICKLIN' ME * OKeh 45186
033 81753 IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR YEARS * OKeh 45301
000 81754 THE LITTLE LOG CABIN BY THE STREAM OKeh 45198
000 81755 CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE OVER OKeh 45273
034 81756 RUN ALONG HOME, SANDY * OKeh 45214
2 August 1928 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers (Earl Johnson [vcl/fiddle], Lee Henderson [vcl/gt], Emmett Bankston [vcl/banjo])
035 W402036-A,B WEEPING WILLOW -1 unissued
036 W402037-C NIGGER IN THE WOODPILE -2 OKeh 45269/DOCD-8006
037 W402038-C NIGGER IN THE COTTON PATCH -2 OKeh 45383/DOCD-8006
9 August 1928 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers (Earl Johnson [/fiddle], prob. Lee Henderson [gt], prob. Emmett Bankston [banjo], ? [laughing-1])
038 W402112-A ALABAMA GIRL, AIN'T YOU COMIN' OUT TONIGHT? -1 OKeh 45300/DOCD-8006
039 W402113-B LAUGHING RUFUS -1 OKeh 45406/DOCD-8006
040 W402114-A G RAG OKeh 45300/DOCD-8006
041 W402115-A WIRE GRASS DRAG OKeh 45269/DOCD-8006
22 November 1929 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers (Earl Johnson [vcl/fiddle], Lee Henderson [gt], Emmett Bankston [banjo])
042 PBVE-56560-1 ROCKY PALACE Victor V-40304/DOCD-8006
043 PBVE-56561-2 GREEN MOUNTAIN POLKA Victor V-40304/DOCD-8006
044 PBVE-56562-2 FIDDLING RUFUS Victor V-40212/DOCD-8006
045 PBVE-56563-2 MISSISSIPPI SAWYER Victor V-40212/LP 531 DOCD-8006
046 PBVE-56564-1 HE'S A BEAUT Victor 23638 Au 405/Rounder 1035 DOCD-8006
047 PBVE-56565-1 I LOST MY GIRL Victor 23638 Au 405/ Rounder 1035 DOCD-8006
COUNTY LP-531 OLD TIME STRING BAND CLASSICS (1975); ROUNDER 1035 GEORGIA FIDDLE BANDS, VOL. 2 (1978)
3 December 1930 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & Dixie Entertainers (Earl Johnson [vcl/fiddle], Lulla Bell Johnson [vcl-2], Bill Henson [vcl-1/gt])
048 W404614-A WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN FOR THE BOOTLEGGER -1-2 OKeh 45545/DOCD-8006
049 W404615-A BUY A HALF PINT AND STAY IN THE WAGON YARD -1 OKeh 45528 /DOCD-8006
050 W404616-B TAKE ME BACK TO MY OLD MOUNTAIN HOME -1 OKeh 45528/DOCD-8006
051 W404617-B THERE‘S NO PLACE LIKE HOME OKeh 45545/DOCD-8006
052 W404618-B BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES -1-2 OKeh 45512/DOCD-8006
053 W404619-A I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH -1-2 OKeh 45512/DOCD-8006
29 October 1931 Atlanta, GA - Earl Johnson & Dixie Entertainers (Earl Johnson [vcl/fiddle], ? [gt], ? [gt])
054 W405044-1 CLOSE YOUR BRIGHT EYES OKeh 45559/DOCD-8006
055 W405045-1 WAY DOWN IN GEORGIA OKeh 45559/Rounder 1035 DOCD-8006


ALBUMS
County 543 Red Hot Breakdown: Leather Breeches; Ain't Nobody's Business; Hen Cackle; Johnson's Old Grey Mule; John Henry Blues; Red Hot Breakdown; I Get My Whiskey From Rockingham; Earl Johnson's Arkansaw Traveller; The Little Grave In Georgia; Shortening Bread; Bully Of The Town; Old Grey Mare Kicking Out Of The Wilderness - 76
Document [UK] DOCD-8005 The Complete Recording Work In Chronological Order, Earl Johnson, vol. 1 (1927) : Ain't Nobody's Business; Dixie; Hen Cackle; Bully Of The Town; I'm Satisfied; Three Night's Experience; Johnson's Old Grey Mule; Boil Dem Cabbage Down; John Henry Blues; I Don't Love Nobody; Shortenin' Bread; I Get My Whiskey From Rockingham; Red Hot Breakdown; I've Got A Woman On Sourwood Mountain; All Night Long; Old Grey Mare Kicking Out Of The Wilderness; They Don't Roost Too High For Me; Mississippi Jubilee; Leather Breeches; Poor Little Joe; The Little Grave In Georgia; In The Shadow Of The Pine; Johnnie, Get Your Gun - 97
Document DOCD-8006 The Complete Recording Work In Chronological Order, Earl Johnson, vol. 2 (1927-1931) : Earl Johnson's Arkansaw Traveler; Twinkle Little Star; Nigger On The Wood Pile; Nigger In The Cotton Patch; Alabama Girl, Ain't You Comin; Out To-Night?; Laughin; Rufus; G. Rag; Wire Grass Drag; Rocky Palace; Green Mountain; Fiddlin' Rufus; Mississippi Sawyer; He's A Beaut; I Lost My Girl; When The Roses Bloom Again For The Bootlegger; Buy A Half Pint And Stay In The Wagon Yard; Take Me Back To My Old Mountain Home;There's No Place Like Home; Bringing In The Sheaves ; I Know That My Redeemer Liveth; Close Your Bright Eyes; Way Down In Georgia - 97

SINGLES
OKeh (1927-28)
45092 Ain't Nobody's Business / Three Night's Experience - 03-27 (UK issue on Parlophone R3859)
45101 John Henry Blues / I Don't Love Nobody - 04-27
45112 Shortnin' Bread / Boil Dem Cabbage Down - 06-27
45123 Hen Cackle / Johnson's Old Grey Mule - 07-27
45129 I'm Satisfied / Dixie - 08-27
45156 Twinkle Little Star / Earl Johnson's Arkansaw Traveller - 11-27
45171 I've Got A Woman On Sourwood Mountain / Johnnie Get Your Gun - 12-27
45183 Old Grey Mare Kicking Out Of The Wilderness / I Get My Whiskey From The Wildwood - 01-28
45194 Little Grave In Georgia / In The Shadow Of The Pine - 02-28
45209 Red Hot Breakdown / Leather Breeches - 04-28
45223 Mississippi Jubilee / They Don't Roost Too High For Me - 06-28 (UK issue on Parlophone R3869)
45269 Wire Grass Drag / Nigger In The Woodpile - 10-28
45300 Alabama Girl Ain't You Comin' Out Tonight? / G Rag - 02-29
45383 Nigger In The Cotton Patch / All Night Long - 10-29
45406 Laughing Rufus / Poor Little Joe - 01-30
Victor (1929)
V 40212 Fiddling Rufus / Mississippi Sawyer - 02-30
V 40304 Rocky Palace / Green Mountain Polka - 09-30
23638 I Lost My Gal / He's A Beaut - 02-32
OKeh (1930-31)
45512 Bringing In The Sheaves / I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - 02-31
45528 Take Me Back To My Old Mountain Home / Buy A Half Pint And Stay In The Wagon Yard - 06-31
45545 There's No Place Like Home / When The Roses Bloom Again For The Bootlegg - 09-31
45559 Close Your Bright Eyes / Way Down In Georgia - 12-31

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