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Johnson, George W., 1846-approximately 1910


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    • Johnson, George W., 1846-ca. 1910
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1846
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1846-10African American National Biography
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1910~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1914-01-23African American National Biography
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Archeophone (Firm)
    • Birth Place

        Wheatland (Va.)
    • Death Place

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

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Johnson, George W., 1846-ca. 1910
  • Sources

    • found: Laughing song [SR] 1895:label (Geo. W. Johnson)
    • found: Berliner Gramophone records c1995:p. 26 (George W. Johnson)
    • found: Hobbies, Aug. 1973:p. 121 (George W. Johnson, b. 1846)
    • found: Ass. for Recorded Sound Coll. Journal, No. 2-3, 1979:p. 116 (George W. Johnson, c.1847-c.1910)
    • found: Lost sounds: blacks and the birth of the recording industry, 1890-1919, c2004:p. 67 (George W. Johnson died in New York, Jan. 23, 1914)
    • found: The 1890s. Volume 1 [SR] 2001:container (George W. Johnson) insert (George Washington Johnson (1846-1914))
    • found: Wikipedia, WWW site, May 16, 2006:George W. Johnson page (George Washington Johnson (c. 1855?-1914); singer, whistler, and recording artist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 30, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Johnson, George W.; "The Whistling Coon"; recording industry leader, composer / arranger, minstrel show performer; born October, 1846 possibly in Wheatland, Virginia, United States; was taught to read and write; performed, ferry boats, New York (1873). He became known as, "The Whistling Coon", and is credited as being the first African American to make any recording. His best song "The Merry Mailman" can be heard, double-CD Lost Sounds, Archeophone Records (2005); died 23 January, 1914 in Harlem, New York, United States)
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    • 1999-05-13: new
    • 2016-05-04: revised
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