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us: Johnson, Osie


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  • Variants

    • us: Johnson, James Osie
    • us: Johnson, Ossie
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1923-01-11
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1966-02-10
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy
        • Organization: (naf) NBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Organization

        (naf) United States. Navy
    • Organization

        (naf) NBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Harlem Dictators (Musical group)
        • Organization: Sabby Lewis Orchestra
        • Organization: Earl Hines Small Swing Band
    • Organization

        Harlem Dictators (Musical group)
    • Organization

        Sabby Lewis Orchestra
    • Organization

        Earl Hines Small Swing Band
    • Gender

        male
  • Sources

    • found: Weary blues [SR] c1990: container (Osie Johnson, drums)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Johnson, (James) Osie; b. Jan. 11, 1923, Washington, d. Feb. 10, 1966, New York; drummer and arranger)
    • found: Thompson, L. Accent on tenor [SR] 2004, p1991: container (Osie Johnson, drums) insert (Ossie Johnson)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 30, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Johnson, Osie; jazz musician, percussionist; born 11 January, 1923 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; studied harmony and theory, played drums; played professionally with Harlem Dictators (1941) and Sabby Lewis Orchestra, Boston (1942-1943); served in U.S. Navy (1944-1945), played in Navy band; played and recorded with Dinah Washington, Chicago (1945); became a member of Earl Hines's small swing band (1951-1953); made hundreds of recordings with top jazz musicians in New York (1954-1964), was a member of NBC and CBS studio orchestras; died 10 February, 1966 in New York, New York, United States)
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    • 1990-12-13: new
    • 2015-10-29: revised
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