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Crying For You (Baby Mine)
J.C. Johnson and his Five Hot Sparks
Feat. J.C. Higginbotham
This record was cut in Long Island City, New York during February of 1929 featuring J.C. Johnson director, Walter Bennett cornet, J.C. Higginbotham trombone, Darnell Howard clarinet & alto sax, Mabel Horsey piano, and Ikey Robinson banjo.
*"Crying For You (Baby Mine)" was composed by J. C. Johnson.
Commonly confused with James P. Johnson, another well known pianist and bandleader, J. C. Johnson was also a composer and song writer active during the 1920s and '30s.
In addition to leading his own group the "Five Hot Sparks" he began working as a songwriter with lyricists such as Henry Creamer and Andy Razaf composing songs that would be recorded by Ethel Waters and Mamie Smith.
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