George W. Johnson - Laughing Song FLAC album
Here is former slave and the first African American to sing on Record, Mr. George W. Johnson singing his famous Negro Laughing Song from take 12 of . .
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One of the best examples of Rag-Time recorded before 1900, by George W. Johnson with Columbia's studio pianist Fred Hylands in 1898, improvising the heck out of Frank P. Banta's arrangement of Johnson's 1894 composition.
George Washington Johnson (c. October 1846 – January 23, 1914) was a singer and pioneer sound recording artist, the first African-American recording star of the phonograph. Johnson was born in Virginia, either in Fluvanna County or near Wheatland in Loudoun County. His father may have been a slave; if so, he was likely freed in 1853
Paroles de The Laughing Song par George Johnson. The laughing song by George W. Johnson . As I was coming around the corner i heard some people say. Here comes the dandy darkie here he comes this way.
Minstrels – Laughing Song. Recorded in New York, NY, some time between 1902 and October, 1905. This is Take 4; George W. Johnson (who is announced on the record before he sings his "Laughing Song") is present on takes 2, 4 and 8 only). Brooks/Rust notes that masters 641 through 646 "constitute a miniature minstrel show by a troupe led by Len Spencer, which was known elsewhere as 'The Imperial Minstrels
Johnson would sometimes sing the same song over and over again in the recording studio fifty or more times a da.By 1895, Johnson's two tunes "The Whistling Coon" and "The Laughing Song" were the best-selling recordings in the United States. The total sales of his wax cylinders between 1890 and 1895 have been estimated at 25,000 to 50,000, each one recorded individually by Johnson. Remarkably, the New Jersey record company marketed Johnson as a black man, during an era when much of American life was strongly segregated by race. In 1897, Johnson recorded two new songs, "The Laughing Coon" and "The Whistling Girl".
Johnson, George W. (1894). Historic American Sheet Music. Duke University Libraries. Brian Rust British Music Hall on Record, 1979. org collection of George W. Johnson's music. Included are four different (1898–1902) recordings of The Laughing Song. Also included in the archive is a later version of The Whistling Coon, written in 1878 by Sam Devere (listen here for Johnson's 1891 version). This song was originally recorded in 1890 by Johnson, and on the back of its success, he derived The Laughing Song. "Svensk mediedatabas". Retrieved 27 July 2011.
404 W. The Laughing Song (Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Single).
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Written-By, Composed By – Frank P. Banta
|404 W||George W. Johnson||The Laughing Song (Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Single)||E. Berliner's Gramophone||404 W||US||1896|
|71||Geo. W. Johnson*||Laughing Song (Shellac, 10", S/Sided)||Zonophone Record||71||US||1905|