James Price Johnson  (1894-1955)
Last updated: 03.11.18
p_johnsonjp.jpgAccording 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 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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cd15.gif  James Price Johnson James P. Johnson 1921-28 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 58 works by James Price Johnson (1894-1955). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
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Over the Bars 1912 also: Steeplechase Rag wvicon.gif
Twilight Rag 1912
Mule Walk 1913
Caprice Rag 1914  wvicon.gif
Carolina Shout 1914  wvicon.gif
Daintiness Rag 1916  wvicon.gif
Mama and Papa Blues 1916  wvicon.gif
Harlem Strut 1917  wvicon.gif
Stop It Joe 1917 William Farrell  wvicon.gif
Innovation 1917c
Eccentricity 1918  wvicon.gif
It Takes Love to Cure the Heart's Disease 1921 only exists as a piano roll
Ivy, Cling to Me 1922 I. Jones Alex Rogers
After Hours 1923  wvicon.gif
Charleston: South Carolina 1923 Cecil Mack  wvicon.gif
Old Fashioned Love 1923 Cecil Mack  wvicon.gif
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Open Your Heart 1923 Cecil Mack
Scouting Around 1923  wvicon.gif
Weeping Blues 1923
Worried and Lonesome Blues 1923
You Can't Do What My Last Man Did 1923 Allie Moore  wvicon.gif
Jungle Nymphs 1924  wvicon.gif
I Need Lovin' 1926 Henry Creamer
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight 1926  wvicon.gif
Jingles 1926  wvicon.gif
Keep Off the Grass 1926  wvicon.gif
Scalin the Blues 1926  wvicon.gif
Snowy Morning Blues 1927  wvicon.gif
Toddlin' 1927  wvicon.gif
Sppi 1928
Yamekraw 1928 A Negro Rhapsody wvicon.gif
Feeling Blue 1929
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Riffs 1929
Slippery Hips 1930 Andy Razaf  wvicon.gif
You've Got to be Modernistic 1930 or Modernistic wvicon.gif
Aintcha Got Music 1932 Andy Razaf  wvicon.gif
Harlem Symphony 1932 I Subway Journey, II Song of Harlem, III Night Club, IV Baptist Mission wvicon.gif
Jasmine 1935 Jazz-O-Mine wvicon.gif
De Organizer 1940 an opera lyrics by Langston Hughes
Just Before Daybreak 1942  wvicon.gif
Carolina Balmoral 1943c
Gut Stomp 1943c Willie "The Lion" Smith
Jersey Sweet 1945c
Keep Movin' 1945c
I Don't Want Any Labor in My Job 1949 Flournoy E Miller
Blueberry Rhyme ?
Doctor Jazzes Raz-Ma-Taz ?
Ebony Dreams ?
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Harlem Hotcha ? Andy Razaf
Jungle Drums ?
Keep Shufflin ? Fats Waller
Lock and Key ? Henry Creamer
A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid ? Andy Razaf
Stop That Dog ? Andy Razafl
Suite in Sonata Form on the St. Louis Blues ? W.C. Handy
Symphony in Brown ?
When It's Cherry Time in Tokio ?
You Can't Lose a Broken Heart ? Flournoy Miller
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youtube15.jpg Scalin the Blues 3:54 J.P. Johnson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Yamekraw [Part I] 4:54 J.P. Johnson  Ragtime Dorian Henry