J. Rosamond Johnson  (1873-1954)
Last updated: 01.06.22
According to the Internet source given below, John Rosamond Johnson [J. Rosamond Johnson] was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance, born in Jacksonville, Florida. He lived mostly in New York City and is remembered as the composer of the hymn Lift Every Voice and Sing, which has come to be known in the United States as the "Negro National Anthem". It was first performed live by 500 Black American students from the segregated Stanton School (elementary/middle/junior high-level), Jacksonville, Florida, in 1900. The song was published by Jos. W. Stern & Co., Manhattan, New York (later Edward B. Marks Music Company). J. Rosamond Johnson was the younger brother of poet and activist James Weldon Johnson who wrote the lyrics for Lift Every Voice and Sing .
Websites:
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  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8577 Corinne Morgan
F.C. Stanley
audioextmp315.gif Phoebe Brown Edison Amberol: 505 Maude Raymond
audioextmp315.gif Tell Me, Dusky Maiden Edison Record: 8000 Arthur Collins
Joseph Natus
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif My Creole Belle (1900) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Saint Vitus Rag (1912), The Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Sweetness, I Love You the Best of All (1910) Midi John Cowles
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Jazz Music CDs:
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Up Came John J. Rosamond Johnson (music)
Bob Cole (words)
T. Woottwell (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Animals' Convention (1902), The J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Awakening (1913), The J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Big Indian Chief J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Big Red Shaw (1908), The J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Bleeding Moon (1908), The J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Come Out, Dinah, on the Green (1901) J.R. Johnson (music)
J. W Johnson (words)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Congo Love Song (1903) J.R. Johnson (music)
J. W. Johnson (words)
M. Cahill (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Dem Lovin' Words Sound Mighty Good to Me (1905) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Don't Butt In (1901) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Excuse Me Mister Moon (1912) J.R. Johnson (music)
James W Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Floating Down the Nile (1906) J.R. Johnson (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Flowers of Dixie Land (1903), The J.R. Johnson (music)
Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Ghost of Deacon Brown (1906), The J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Hello My Lulu! (1905) J.R. Johnson (music)
Peter F. Dailey (perf.)
Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif I Can't Think of Nothin' in the Wide, Wide World But You (1907) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif I Told My Love to the Roses (1916) J.R. Johnson (music)
J. A. Middleton (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I'll Keep a Warm Spot in My Heart For You (1906) J.R. Johnson (music)
J. W Johnson (words)
Aida Overton Walker (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif If You'll Be My Eve (1912) J.R. Johnson (music)
James W. Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Just How Much I Love You (1906) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Lazy Moon (1903) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Lift Every Voice and Sing (1900) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Lit'l Gal (1902) J.R. Johnson (music)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Magdaline, My Southern Queen (1900) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
M. Irwin (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Mandy, Won't You Let Me Be Your Beau? (1902) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
E. Leonard (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Morning, Noon and Night (1916) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  My Heart's Desiah Is Miss Mariah (1901) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (1917) J.R. Johnson (music)
Traditional (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon (1901) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Old Flag Never Touched the Ground (1901), The J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Shine on My Evening Star (1903) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Since You Went Away (1913) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Pasquala Amato (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Gal in Town (1908), The J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Tell Me, Dusky Maiden (1901) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif There's Always Something Wrong (1907) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Three Questions (1917) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Two Eyes (1903) J.R. Johnson (music)
M. Cahill (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Under the Bamboo Tree (1902) J.R. Johnson (music)
J.W. Johnson (words)
M. Cahill (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Who Do You Love? (1906) J.R. Johnson (music)
B. Cole (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 74 works by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
On the Chattahoochee 1897  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
I Ain't Gwinter Work No Mo' 1900 J. W Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
If Dat's Society, Excuse Me 1900 Bob Cole (words)
WIll JOhns (words)
Lift Every Voice and Sing 1900 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Magdaline, My Southern Queen 1900 Bob Cole (words)
M. Irwin (perf.)
from "The Belle of Bridgeport"
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My Creole Belle 1900  audiomidi15.gif
Ain't Dat Scan'lous 1901 M. Irwin (perf.)
Come Out, Dinah, on the Green 1901 J. W Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
 wvicon.gif
Don't Butt In 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
 Pub.
Gin 1901 Peter F. Dailey (perf.)
Maiden With the Dreamy Eyes, The 1901 Bob Cole (words)
My Castle on the Nile 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
My Heart's Desiah Is Miss Mariah 1901 Bob Cole (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
Christie MacDonald (perf.)
 Pub.
Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
Corinne Morgan (perf.)
F.C. Stanley (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Old Flag Never Touched the Ground, The 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
 Pub.
Owl and the Moon, The 1901 Bob Cole (words)
Tell Me, Dusky Maiden 1901 Bob Cole (words)
James Weldon Johnson (words)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Joseph Natus (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Animals' Convention, The 1902 James Weldon Johnson (words)  Pub.
Lit'l Gal 1902 Paul Laurence Dunbar (words)  Pub.
Mandy, Won't You Let Me Be Your Beau? 1902 Bob Cole (words)
E. Leonard (perf.)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Oh, Didn't He Ramble? 1902 Bob Cole [as Will Handy] (words)
Under the Bamboo Tree 1902 James Weldon Johnson (words)
M. Cahill (perf.)
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When the Moon Comes Peeping O'Er the Hill 1902 I. Bentley (perf.)
Congo Love Song 1903 J. W. Johnson (words)
M. Cahill (perf.)
 Pub.
Flowers of Dixie Land, The 1903 Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
 Pub.
Lazy Moon 1903 Bob Cole (words)  Pub.
Maid of Timbuctoo, The 1903 Lillian Russell (perf.)
Mudder Knows 1903 M. Cahill (perf.)
My Mississippi Belle 1903 Bob Cole (words)
Shine on My Evening Star 1903 Bob Cole (words)  Pub.
There's a Very Pretty Moon To-Night 1903
Two Eyes 1903 M. Cahill (perf.)  Pub.
Fishing 1904 J. W. Johnson (words)
F. Templeton (perf.)
 Pub.
On Lalawana's Shore 1904 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Pretty Little Squaw, From Utah, The 1904
Pussy and the Bow-Wow, The 1904
Dem Lovin' Words Sound Mighty Good to Me 1905 James Weldon Johnson (words)  Pub.
Hello My Lulu! 1905 Peter F. Dailey (perf.)  Pub.
Big Indian Chief 1906 Bob Cole (words)  Pub.
De Bo'd of Education 1906
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Floating Down the Nile 1906 from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"  wvicon.gif
Ghost of Deacon Brown, The 1906 James Weldon Johnson (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
 Pub.
I'll Keep a Warm Spot in My Heart For You 1906 J. W Johnson (words)
Aida Overton Walker (perf.)
 Pub.
Just How Much I Love You 1906 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
 Pub.
My Lady's Fan 1906
Who Do You Love? 1906 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
 Pub.
I Can't Think of Nothin' in the Wide, Wide World But You 1907 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
Sugar Babe 1907
There's Always Something Wrong 1907 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
 Pub.
Big Red Shaw, The 1908 Bob Cole (words)  Pub.
Bleeding Moon, The 1908 Bob Cole (words)  Pub.
Sweetest Gal in Town, The 1908 Bob Cole (words)  Pub.
As Long As the World Goes Round 1909
Hoola-Woola 1909
Love Me Baby Mine 1909
Phoebe Brown 1909 Maude Raymond (perf.)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audioextmp315.gif
Same Old Silv'ry Moon Is Shining, The 1909
Sweetness, I Love You the Best of All 1910  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
I Love My Babe 1911
Siberian Dip, The 1911  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Excuse Me Mister Moon 1912 James W Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
 wvicon.gif
If You'll Be My Eve 1912 James W. Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
 Pub.
Saint Vitus Rag, The (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
Awakening, The 1913 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Since You Went Away 1913 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Pasquala Amato (perf.)
 Pub.
Roll Them Cotton Bales 1914 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Trixie McCoy (perf.)
I Told My Love to the Roses 1916 J. A. Middleton (words)  wvicon.gif
Morning, Noon and Night 1916 James Weldon Johnson (words)  Pub.
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See 1917 Traditional (words)  wvicon.gif
Three Questions 1917 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Mississippi River 1932 Frank Abbott (words)  wvicon.gif
Johnnie Get Your Hair Cut 1935 Edward Bennett (co-author)
J. Rosamond Johnson (words)
Edward Bennett (words)
 Pub.
Merango (El Merengue), The ?
Up Came John ? Bob Cole (words)
T. Woottwell (perf.)
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg On the Chattahoochee 3:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Phoebe Brown 3:56 Maude Raymond