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Will Johnson (2)

Will Johnson (2)

Real Name:William K. Johnson
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American banjoist, guitarist and singer, born 1905 in Lexington, Kentucky; died August 13, 1955 in Lexington, Kentucky in a house fire. Active in the music scene in and around Louisville, in 1926 he moved to New York with the Dixie Ramblers. Played also with George Howe (1926-1927) and Luis Russell (1927-1932). During this era he also made recordings with King Oliver, Henry "Red" Allen and Jack Purvis. From 1933 to 34 he played with Fess Williams. After working as a freelance, he stopped playing and returned to Lexington.

Not to be confused with bassist Bill Johnson (4), who also occasionally played banjo and guitar.

Sites:All Music , Wikipedia , adp.library.ucsb.edu
In Groups:Fats Waller And His Buddies, Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra, Jack Purvis And His Orchestra, King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators, King Oliver & His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, Luis Russell And His Orchestra
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