James Price Johnson  (1894-1955)
Last updated: 22.06.17
According to the Internet source given below, James Price Johnson was an American composer and pianist. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he was taught by his mother studying classics and ragtime and was apprenticed to one Bruto Giannini, local piano teacher, at the age of nine. At just thirteen he began playing professionally in sporting houses progressing to rent parties, bars, and vaudeville. When World War I started he had a small band with which went touring and eventually toured England and Europe with two shows, "Dudley's Smart Set" and "Plantation Days".
An important transitional figure between ragtime and jazz piano styles along with such musicians as Ferdinand Morton, Art Tatum and Thomas (Fats) Waller. His style evolving from rags, stomps, and set dances became known as Harlem Stride or Shout Piano earning him the sobriquet as being the father of both.The composer of the jazz classic Charleston, he had a huge influence amongst his contemporaries such as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Art Tatum George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. All of them called him simply James considering him to be the best of them all.


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Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif William Albright on "Ragtime Back to Back" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Paul Asaro on "Parlor Piano Solos" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet on "The Creole Prodigy" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Black Swan Classic Jazz Band on "Ragtime Revelry" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Mimi Blais on "Once Upon a Rag Time" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Ragtime Bolling & Boogie" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Ragtime Sampler"
cd15.gif Frederick Hodges on "Kitten on the Keys: Ragtime, Novelty & Stride Classics" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Carolina Shout" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Carolina Shout" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Father of the Stride Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Harlem Stride Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Harlem Stride Piano 1921-1929" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Hot Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1921-28" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1921-44" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1928-38" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1938-42" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1943-44" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944 Vol. 2" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944-45" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1945-47" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "King of Stride Piano 1918-1944" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "The Original James P. Johnson 1942-1945" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Parlor Piano Solos from Rare Piano Rolls" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Ragtime" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Runnin' Wild (1921-1926)" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Snowy Morning Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "I Got What It Takes" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Kellerized" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Live in Kalamazoo" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Those Irresistible Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Scott Kirby on "Some Assembly Required" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Boogie Woogie Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Down Peacock Alley" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "From Ragtime to Jazz Vol. 3: 1902-1923" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Gods Are in the House" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Greatest Jazz, Blues and Ragtime of the Century" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Greatest Ragtime of the Century" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Spirit of Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Max Morath on "Real American Folk Songs" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Peter Muir on "Spontaneous Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Palm Court Theatre Orchestra on "Down Peacock Alley" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif John Roache on "Syncopated Odyssey"
cd15.gif Marcus Roberts on "If I Could Be With You" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Bethlehem After Dark" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Butch & Doc" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "The Butch Thompson Trio Plays Favorites" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Good Old New York 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Charles Thompson on "The Neglected Professor" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Dave Tucker on "Meadow Lark" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Ragtime Classics Vol. 2" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "At the Piano" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Career Perspective 1922-1943" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Centennial Collection" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Classic Jazz from Rare Piano Rolls" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats & His Buddies" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats at the Organ" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller - Greatest Hits" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller at the Organ, Vol. 3: 1926-1929 [Brown Cover]" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: 1922-26" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: 1926-27" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: 1927-29" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: 1941" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: Portrait Vol.2" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Handful of Fats" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "The Indispensable Fats Waller Vol. 9-10" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Joint Is Jumpin'" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "New York to Camden to Los Angeles: 1929-1943 [LIVE]" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "The Very Best of Fats Waller" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "You Rascal You" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins on "The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 1" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Ain't Misbehavin' and Other Fats Waller Hits" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 57 works by James Price Johnson (1894-1955). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Over the Bars (1912) wvicon.gif
also: Steeplechase Rag
Yamekraw (1928) wvicon.gif
A Negro Rhapsody
Twilight Rag (1912)
Feeling Blue (1929)
Mule Walk (1913)
Riffs (1929)
Caprice Rag (1914) wvicon.gif
Slippery Hips (1930) wvicon.gif
Words by: Andy Razaf
Carolina Shout (1914) wvicon.gif
You've Got to be Modernistic (1930) wvicon.gif
or Modernistic
Daintiness Rag (1916) wvicon.gif
Aintcha Got Music (1932) wvicon.gif
Words by: Andy Razaf
Mama and Papa Blues (1916) wvicon.gif
Harlem Symphony (1932) wvicon.gif
I Subway Journey, II Song of Harlem, III Night Club, IV Baptist Mission
Harlem Strut (1917) wvicon.gif
Jasmine (1935) wvicon.gif
Jazz-O-Mine
Stop It Joe (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: William Farrell
De Organizer (1940)
Co-Author: an opera lyrics by Langston Hughes
Innovation (1917c)
Just Before Daybreak (1942) wvicon.gif
Eccentricity (1918) wvicon.gif
Carolina Balmoral (1943c)
It Takes Love to Cure the Heart's Disease (1921)
only exists as a piano roll
Gut Stomp (1943c)
Words by: Willie "The Lion" Smith
Ivy, Cling to Me (1922)
Co-Author: I. Jones Words by: Alex Rogers
Jersey Sweet (1945c)
After Hours (1923) wvicon.gif
Keep Movin' (1945c)
Charleston: South Carolina (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Cecil Mack
I Don't Want Any Labor in My Job (1949)
Words by: Flournoy E Miller
Old Fashioned Love (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Cecil Mack
Blueberry Rhyme (?)
Open Your Heart (1923)
Co-Author: Cecil Mack
Doctor Jazzes Raz-Ma-Taz (?)
Scouting Around (1923) wvicon.gif
Ebony Dreams (?)
Weeping Blues (1923)
Harlem Hotcha (?)
Words by: Andy Razaf
Worried and Lonesome Blues (1923)
Jungle Drums (?)
You Can't Do What My Last Man Did (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Allie Moore
Keep Shufflin (?)
Co-Author: Fats Waller
Jungle Nymphs (1924) wvicon.gif
Lock and Key (?)
Words by: Henry Creamer
I Need Lovin' (1926)
Words by: Henry Creamer
A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid (?)
Words by: Andy Razaf
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight (1926) wvicon.gif
Stop That Dog (?)
Words by: Andy Razafl
Jingles (1926) wvicon.gif
Suite in Sonata Form on the St. Louis Blues (?)
Co-Author: W.C. Handy
Keep Off the Grass (1926) wvicon.gif
Symphony in Brown (?)
Snowy Morning Blues (1927) wvicon.gif
When It's Cherry Time in Tokio (?)
Toddlin' (1927) wvicon.gif
You Can't Lose a Broken Heart (?)
Words by: Flournoy Miller
Sppi (1928)