Johnny Johnson & His Statler Orchestra - Once In A Lifetime


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Johnny (né Malcolm) Johnson (1902?) was a pianist, organist, composer and conductor whose career started by playing both piano and organ at area night clubs, while attending Indiana University. His first band job was with the Harry Yerkes orchestra. In 1922. he formed his own band which was only mildly successful despite having some solid personnel such as Jack Teagarden, and for a short time Red Nichols. In 1926 he disbanded and joined Ben Bernie's band as a pianist. In the late 20s he organized another band, but again success was not to be. As the thirties started, for financial reasons, he switched from semi-hot music to sweet music and found a much greater opportunity for work. Johnson disbanded for the last time in the early 40s and settled in New Jersey where he taught piano and organ while occasionally playing piano in local clubs. This lovely recording was made in 1928; vocal by Franklyn Baur.

4 commentaires

So welcome Jack! Baur vocals never disappoint don't they.
Par kspm0220s il y a 2 ans
Thank you very much Ginny! The disc was extremely worn but too good to discard :-) So glad you loved the song and the presentation!
Par kspm0220s il y a 2 ans
Thanks. I enjoyed it. Always good to hear FB. 5 stars.
Par Boston Blackie il y a 2 ans
Exceptional vocal by Franklyn Baur and lovely sheet music covers and vintage photos!
Par Ginny Karyn (gigi129) il y a 2 ans