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Osie Johnson

dr, 1923-1966 US, Washington, D.C.
Singer / Musician / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. James Johnson

Jazz drummer and vocalist, born January 11, 1923 in Washington, D.C., died February 10, 1966 in New York City. 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.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Soul
  • Blues
Plays With
Al Caiola And The Nile River Boys
Al Cohn - Zoot Sims Quintet
Al Cohn And His Orchestra
Al Cohn Quintet
Al Cohn's Natural Seven
Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy
Bennie Green Sextet
Billy Byers And His Orchestra
Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra
Bobby Jaspar Quintet
Buck Clayton And His Orchestra
Clark Terry Quartet
Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra
Don Redman All Stars
Eddie Bert Quintet
Gene Quill And His Quintet
Gil Evans And His Orchestra
Hal McKusick Quartet
Hal Schaefer And His Orchestra
Howard McGhee Quintet
Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars
Jimmy Rushing And His Orchestra
Joe Newman & His Band
Joe Newman Sextet
John Benson Brooks Ensemble
Jonah Jones Band
Larry Sonn Orchestra
Leonard Feather's East Coast Stars
Manny Albam And His Jazz Greats
Oscar Pettiford & His All Stars
Oscar Pettiford Orchestra
Osie Johnson And His Orchestra
Osie Johnson Quintet
Osie Johnson's All-Stars
Paul Horn Quartet
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra
Ralph Burns And His Orchestra
Ray Brown All-Star Big Band
Ray Ellis And His Orchestra
Sal Salvador And His Orchestra
Seldon Powell Sextet
Steve Allen And His All-Stars
Steve Allen Quartet
Steve Allen Trio
Terry Gibbs And His Orchestra
The Billy Byers-Joe Newman Sextet
The Bud Powell Trio
The Eddie Bert Sextet
The Ernie Wilkins Group
The Frank Wess Quintet
The Frank Wess Sextet
The Gigi Gryce - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory
The Joe Newman Septet
The Kenny Burrell Octet
The Manhattan Jazz Septette
The New York Jazz Quintet
The Tony Scott Quartet
The Zoot Sims Al Cohn Septet
The Zoot Sims Quintet
Tony Scott And His Orchestra
Tony Scott Septet
Tony Scott Tentet
Urbie Green And His Big Band
Tommy Shepard
The First Jazz Piano Quartet
Pat Bowie
Clea Bradford
Al Goodman And His Orchestra
Carol Stevens
Al Goodman
Baby Laurence
Popular Tracks   
I Remember You on Clarinescapade by Various Artists
What's New on Clarinescapade by Various Artists
On the Rocks on In Three Attitudes by Jimmy Raney
So in Love on In Three Attitudes by Jimmy Raney
How Deep Is The Ocean on Clarinescapade by Various Artists
Isn't It Romantic on In Three Attitudes by Jimmy Raney
Old Reliable on Lucky Thompson Meets Oscar Pettiford by Various Artists
Strike Up the Band on In Three Attitudes by Jimmy Raney
Last Night When We Were Young on In Three Attitudes by Jimmy Raney
The Flag Is Up on In Three Attitudes by Jimmy Raney

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Osie's OasisOsie Johnson2009Album
Bossa NovaOsie Johnson1963Compil.
The Piano Scene Of Dave McKennaDave McKenna With Osie Johnson And John Drew1959Album
The Happy Jazz Of Osie JohnsonOsie Johnson1957Album
The Rhythm SectionThe Rhythm Section : Milt Hinton / Osie Johnson / Hank Jones / Barry Galbraith1956Album
Osie's OasisOsie Johnson1955Album
Osie Johnson And His Combos In Johnson's WhacksOsie Johnson1955Album
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