Osie Johnson

Born 11 January 1923. Died 10 February 1966
Osie Johnson
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1923-01-11
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Osie Johnson

Osie Johnson Biography (Wikipedia)

James "Osie" Johnson (January 11, 1923, in Washington, D.C. – February 10, 1966, in New York City) was a jazz drummer, arranger and singer.

He first worked with Sabby Lewis and then, after service in the United States Navy freelanced for a time in Chicago. From 1951 to 1953 he worked in Earl Hines's band.

He can be heard on albums by Paul Gonsalves, Zoot Sims, and Mose Allison and is the drummer on Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife". (Some sources list Don Lamond as the drummer on "Mack the Knife"). He recorded the album A Bit of the Blues as a singer and had arranged at a "hit" for singer Dinah Washington. His final recordings as a singer were on a J. J. Johnson album, now compiled as a collection called Goodies.

Osie died of kidney failure in 1966, at the age of 43.

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JJ Johnson & Kai Winding
LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
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LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

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JJ Johnson & Kai Winding
Pee Wee Russell
Lulu's Back In Town
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Lulu's Back In Town
Jimmy Raney
Lover Come Back To Me
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Lover Come Back To Me
Lucky Thompson
Where or When
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Where or When
Billie Holiday
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
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When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Hank Jones
A Night in Tunisia
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A Night in Tunisia
Carmen McRae
Last Time for Love
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Last Time for Love
Mose Allison
I Don't Worry About A Thing
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I Don't Worry About A Thing
Tiny Grimes, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Shavers, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Bryant, George Duvivier & Osie Johnson
Stealin' The Bean
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Stealin' The Bean

Stealin' The Bean

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Tiny Grimes, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Shavers, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Bryant, George Duvivier & Osie Johnson
Aaron Bell
One Room Country Shack
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One Room Country Shack
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