J. Rosamond Johnson  (1873-1954)
Last updated: 12.12.21
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 .
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url15.gif Up Came John J. Rosamond Johnson (music)
Bob Cole (words)
T. Woottwell (perf.)
 
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audio15.gif Phoebe Brown Maude Raymond Edison Amberol: 505 at USCB
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pdf15.gif Animals' Convention (1902), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Awakening (1913), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Big Indian Chief Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Big Red Shaw (1908), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Bleeding Moon (1908), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Come Out, Dinah, on the Green (1901) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Congo Love Song (1903) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dem Lovin' Words Sound Mighty Good to Me (1905) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Don't Butt In (1901) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Excuse Me Mister Moon (1912) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Floating Down the Nile (1906) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Flowers of Dixie Land (1903), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Ghost of Deacon Brown (1906), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Hello My Lulu! (1905) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  I Can't Think of Nothin' in the Wide, Wide World But You (1907) Piano, Voice
pdf15.gif I Told My Love to the Roses (1916) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I'll Keep a Warm Spot in My Heart For You (1906) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif If You'll Be My Eve (1912) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Just How Much I Love You (1906) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Lazy Moon (1903) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Lift Every Voice and Sing (1900) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Lit'l Gal (1902) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Magdaline, My Southern Queen (1900) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Mandy, Won't You Let Me Be Your Beau? (1902) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Morning, Noon and Night (1916) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Heart's Desiah Is Miss Mariah (1901) Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (1917) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon (1901) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Old Flag Never Touched the Ground (1901), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  Shine on My Evening Star (1903) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Since You Went Away (1913) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Sweetest Gal in Town (1908), The Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Tell Me, Dusky Maiden (1901) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif There's Always Something Wrong (1907) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Three Questions (1917) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Two Eyes (1903) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Under the Bamboo Tree (1902) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Who Do You Love? (1906) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
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)
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On the Chattahoochee 1897  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg 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 pdf15.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
Ain't Dat Scan'lous 1901 M. Irwin (perf.)
Come Out, Dinah, on the Green 1901 J. W Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
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Don't Butt In 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Lew Dockstader (perf.)
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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.)
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Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
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Old Flag Never Touched the Ground, The 1901 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Bob Cole (words)
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Owl and the Moon, The 1901 Bob Cole (words)
Tell Me, Dusky Maiden 1901 Bob Cole (words)
James Weldon Johnson (words)
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Animals' Convention, The 1902 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Lit'l Gal 1902 Paul Laurence Dunbar (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Mandy, Won't You Let Me Be Your Beau? 1902 Bob Cole (words)
Eddie Leonard (perf.)
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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 Irene Bentley (perf.)
Congo Love Song 1903 J. W. Johnson (words)
M. Cahill (perf.)
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Flowers of Dixie Land, The 1903 Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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Lazy Moon 1903 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
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)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
There's a Very Pretty Moon To-Night 1903
Two Eyes 1903 M. Cahill (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Fishing 1904 J. W. Johnson (words)
F. Templeton (perf.)
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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)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Hello My Lulu! 1905 Peter F. Dailey (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Big Indian Chief 1906 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
De Bo'd of Education 1906
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Floating Down the Nile 1906 from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Ghost of Deacon Brown, The 1906 James Weldon Johnson (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
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I'll Keep a Warm Spot in My Heart For You 1906 J. W Johnson (words)
Aida Overton Walker (perf.)
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Just How Much I Love You 1906 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
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My Lady's Fan 1906
Who Do You Love? 1906 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
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I Can't Think of Nothin' in the Wide, Wide World But You 1907 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
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Sugar Babe 1907
There's Always Something Wrong 1907 Bob Cole (words)
from "The Shoo-Fly Regiment"
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Big Red Shaw, The 1908 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Bleeding Moon, The 1908 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sweetest Gal in Town, The 1908 Bob Cole (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
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 audio15.gif
Same Old Silv'ry Moon Is Shining, The 1909
I Love My Babe 1911
Siberian Dip, The 1911  wvicon.gif
Excuse Me Mister Moon 1912 James W Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
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If You'll Be My Eve 1912 James W. Johnson (words)
Alice Lloyd (perf.)
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Saint Vitus Rag, The (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif
Awakening, The 1913 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Since You Went Away 1913 James Weldon Johnson (words)
Pasquala Amato (perf.)
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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 pdf15.gif
Morning, Noon and Night 1916 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See 1917 Traditional (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Three Questions 1917 James Weldon Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.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)
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Merango (El Merengue), The ?
Sweetness - I Love You the Best of All ?
Up Came John ? Bob Cole (words)
T. Woottwell (perf.)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg On the Chattahoochee 3:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Johnson 
youtube15.jpg Phoebe Brown 3:56 Maude Raymond J.R. Johnson