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James P. Johnson

(February 1st 1894 - November 17th 1955)

Born James Price Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1894 he grew up listening to the ragtime of Scott Joplin and became a pioneer of the stride piano style. Johnson is credited with committing the first jazz piano solo to record in 1921 with his original "Carolina Shout". He went on to be one of the most highly acclaimed jazz pianists and composers in history.

Videos:

'Sippi (3:18)

All That I Had Is Gone (3:04)

Bleeding Hearted Blues (3:11)

Caprice Rag (1917) (1:50)

Carolina Shout (2:45)

Eccentricity (4:08)

Guess Who's In Town (2:52)

Harlem Strut (2:34)

Honeysuckle Rose (2:40)

Persian Rug (3:37)

Riffs (3:12)

Wasted Life Blues (3:06)

What's The Use Of Being Alone? (2:35)

Willow Tree (3:30)

You Don't Understand (2:54)

You Don't Understand (3:08)

You've Got To Be Modernistic (3:06)

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