Manzie Johnson

Born 19 August 1906. Died 9 April 1971
Manzie Johnson
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1906-08-19
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Manzie Johnson

Manzie Johnson Biography (Wikipedia)

Manzie Johnson (August 19, 1906 – April 9, 1971) was an American jazz drummer.

Johnson was raised in New York City, where he played piano and violin before switching to drums. He worked with Willie Gant's Ramblers (1926), June Clark, Elmer Snowden, Joe Steele, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton (1928), James P. Johnson, and Horace Henderson (1930) before joining Don Redman's orchestra, where he played from 1931 to 1937. Johnson then spent time as a freelance musician with Red Allen, Benny Morton, Willie Bryant, Lil Armstrong, Mezz Mezzrow, Redman and James P. Johnson again, Ovie Alston, and Fletcher Henderson. He served in the military during World War II, then played part-time with Sidney Bechet (ca. 1951), Garvin Bushell, and Happy Caldwell. Johnson never led his own recording session.

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Sidney Bechet
Days Beyond Recall
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Days Beyond Recall
Teddy Bunn
If You See Me Coming
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If You See Me Coming

If You See Me Coming

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Teddy Bunn
Tommy Ladnier Mezz Mezzrow Quintet
George "Pops" Foster
Sidney Bechet & Sidney Bechet
Original Dixieland One-Step
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Original Dixieland One-Step

Original Dixieland One-Step

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Sidney Bechet
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