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Oral History and Research Materials: Eddie Johnson

This is the table of contents for the interview of Eddie Johnson. It is part of the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive which is located in Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

For a complete contents list of all musician interviews for the oral history project, please click on this link: Oral History and Research Materials.


If interested in reviewing these materials from the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive, please contact Therese Dickman, Fine Arts Librarian.

Tape # Side

Time

Subject

1 a

007-021

Introduction

1 a

022-064

Biographical; Family; Musical Background

1 a

065-086

First paying job; High School

1 a

087-106

Oliver Cobb Band; Crackerjacks

1 a

107-183

Graystone Ballroom; personnel of early Crackerjacks Band

1 a

184-198

Second Crackerjacks Band

1 a

199-257

Music in St. Louis; Club Plantation; pay; arrangements; tunes; musicians

1 a

258-300

Lloyd Smith; Singleton Palmer- switch to string bass; Erskine Tate tour; business & promotion

1 a

301-329

racial problems

1 a

330-350

Touring with band

1 a

351-379

locating reading musicians- requirements; business education

1 a

380-469

Traveling; cutting contests

1 a

470-484

Eddie Randle

1 a

485-516

Appearance, uniforms, dress, discipline

1 a

517-535

Other bands in St. Louis

1 a

536-565

"New" Crackerjacks- personnel, rehearsals

1 a

566-590

Today's music vs. "old days" music; teaching piano

1 a

591-616

Recording company

1 a

617-663

Music today; piano players- Fats Waller- Cincinnati

1 a

664-689

Styles of Piano- stride

1 a

690-699

Art Tatum's "sister"

1 a

700-735

Stops traveling; family, children

1 b

005-076

Last traveling band - personnel

1 b

077-160

Club Plantation Orchestra - personnel

1 b

161-220

Location of musicians today - Plantation

1 b

221-255

Plantation job

1 b

256-263

Graystone Ballroom

1 b

264-298

Shows at Plantation

1 b

299-424

Recording sessions; Oliver Cobb - Chicago

1 b

425-458

Own recording company; Music today

1 b

459-474

Leading band while playing piano

1 b

475-498

Musicians unions; black and white

1 b

499-535

Musicians getting a start with Johnson

1 b

536-673

Looking at scrapbook - Not transcribed

1 b

674-691

Oliver Cobb Band Cobb as leader

1 b

692-715

Places Crackerjacks worked: split into two Crackerjacks

1 b

716-738

Conclusion


E-mail comments and inquiries about the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive to Therese Dickman at tdickma@siue.edu or call 618-650-2695.

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