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Collection Number: 20323

Collection Title: Johnson Family Singers Collection (#20323)1943-1997

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Size About 250 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Kenneth M. Johnson (1928-) of Randolph County, N.C., along with his father Jesse ("Pa"), mother Lydia ("Ma"), sister Betty, and twin brothers Bob and Jim, formed the gospel and popular music singing group the Johnson Family Singers. The collection includes radio scripts, sound recordings, and video recordings documenting the musical careers of the Johnson Family Singers and Betty Johnson. Radio scripts include 158 scripts from WBT radio shows in Charlotte, N.C., 1943-1965, in which the Johnson Family Singers performed. Sound recordings include non-commercial recordings on acetate and transcription discs, as well as commercial 45s, 78s, LPs, and compact discs. Transcription discs record the Johnsons' appearances on WBT and Larry Walker's performances on the Margaret Ann Show. 45 rpm records, 78 rpm records, and LP records contain original commercial releases by the Johnson Family Singers, Betty Johnson, and the Stumphole Trio. Compact discs include a release of radio performances by the Johnsons that accompanied Kenneth Johnson's The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang For Our Supper (1997). Video recordings document several of Betty Johnson's appearances on Eddy Arnold Time and the Johnson Family Singers' Ed Sullivan Show performances.
Creator Johnson Family Singers.
Language English.
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Provenance
Received from Kenneth M. Johnson of Lake Junaluska, N.C., on 17 October 2000 (Acc. 98770).
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Kenneth Marshall ("Red") Johnson was born in Randolph County, N.C., on 11 February 1928. Kenneth, along with his father Jesse Deverin ("Pa") Johnson, mother Lydia Florence Craven ("Ma"), sister Betty, and twin brothers Bob and Jim, formed the Johnson Family Singers, a gospel and popular music singing group.

Jesse Johnson taught his family to read music through shape-note notation. The family attended music schools of the leading gospel song publishers of the day: the Vaughan School of Music in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Dallas, Tex. Jesse Johnson worked in a variety of different jobs, and the family often moved. In 1940, the Johnson Family Singers appeared at a singing convention in the old Armory Auditorium in Charlotte, N.C. The appearance led to an invitation to sing on WBT radio, a 50,000-watt CBS affiliate in Charlotte. The Johnson Family Singers became staff singers on WBT. It was at WBT that they met pianist and singer Larry Walker, who introduced them to popular music and accompanied them on air. The family also traveled around the Carolinas making appearances at schools, churches, conventions, singings, and rallies.

Through a chance meeting with the station manager of WTOP, Jesse Johnson secured an audition with Columbia record producers Art Satherly and Don Law. From 1946 to 1952, the Johnsons recorded a total of 52 songs for Columbia Records. The family later recorded for RCA Victor in the 1950s.

Betty Johnson left the group in 1952 to pursue a singing career on her own. She made several solo appearances on Jack Paar's Tonight Show and the Ed Sullivan Show. It was her connection with Sullivan that led to the family's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. In addition to television appearances, Betty Johnson recorded a number of singles and LP records.

Kenneth Johnson graduated from Davidson College in 1952 and entered the Methodist ministry. On Thanksgiving Day 1951, he married Evelyn Guyton. Together they had five children: Martha Lynn, Kenneth, Jr., Robin, Wesley, and Christopher. In 1997, Kenneth published The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang For Our Supper. Kenneth M. Johnson retired from the United Methodist Church and lives in Lake Junaluska, N.C.

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The Johnson Family Singers collection includes radio scripts, sound recordings, and video recordings documenting the musical careers of the Johnson Family Singers and Betty Johnson.

Radio scripts include 158 scripts from WBT radio shows, 1943-1965, in which the Johnson Family Singers performed.

Sound recordings include non-commercial recordings on acetate and transcription discs, as well as commercial 45s, 78s, LPs, and compact discs. Transcription discs record the Johnsons' appearances on WBT and Larry Walker's performances on the Margaret Ann Show. 45 rpm records, 78 rpm records, and LP records contain original commercial releases by the Johnson Family Singers, Betty Johnson, and the Stumphole Trio. Compact discs include a release of radio performances by the Johnsons that accompanied Kenneth Johnson's The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang For Our Supper (1997).

Video recordings document several of Betty Johnson's appearances on Eddy Arnold Time and the Johnson Family Singers' Ed Sullivan Show performances.

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Contents list

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158 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

One binder of 158 radio scripts from radio shows on which the Johnson Family Singers performed, 1943-1965.

Folder 1

Radio scripts #20323, Series: "1. Radio Scripts, 1943-1965." Folder 1

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87 items.

Sound recordings include non-commercial recordings on acetate and transcription discs, as well as commercial recordings on 45 rpm records, 78 rpm records, LP records, and compact discs. Transcription discs record the Johnson Family Singers appearances on WBT radio, as well as Larry Walker's performances on the Margaret Ann Show. 45 rpm records, 78 rpm records, and LP records contain original commercial releases by the Johnson Family Singers, Betty Johnson, and the Stumphole Trio. Compact discs include a release of radio performances by the Johnsons that accompanied Kenneth Johnson's The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang For Our Supper (1997).

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40 items

Arrangement: original order has been maintained.

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33 items.
Transcription Disc TR-20323/32

Johnson Family Signers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: 25 July 1945 [KJ1]; Side 2: Broadcast: 30 July 1945 [KJ2] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/32

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Side 1:1. "Sweetheart of All My Dreams," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "I'm Gonna Take a Ride," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:3. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "In the Shadow of the Cross," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:5. "Sweet Sue," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:1. "Apple Blossom Time," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:2. "The Old Gospel Ship," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:3. "Rosemary," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:4. "Precious Memories," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:5. "When You Wore a Tulip," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/33

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. Announcer: Lee Krirby. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: 24 August 1947 [KJ3]; Side 2: Broadcast: 31 August 1947 [KJ4] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/33

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Side 1:1. "I Feel Like Traveling On"

Side 1:2. "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be"

Side 1:3. "He Loves Me So"

Side 2:1. "Won't It Be Wonderful There"

Side 2:2. "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again"

Side 2:3. "Bright Mansions"

Transcription Disc TR-20323/34

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: 1 November 1947 [KJ5]; Side 2: Larry Walker and the Johnson Family Singers: Broadcast: 1 November 1947 [KJ13] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/34

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Side 1:1. "Showers and Blessings," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:2. "Dip Your Soul in God's Sunshine," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:3. "Are You Washed in the Blood?" Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:1. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:2. "Just Around the Corner," Betty Johnson and Larry Walker

Side 2:3. "Where We'll Never Grow Old," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/35

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. Announcer: Lee Kirby. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 14 November 1948 [KJ6] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/35

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Side 1:1. "I'll Meet You in the Morning"

Side 1:2. "Just a Little Talk with Jesus"

Side 1:3. "The Haven of Rest"

Transcription Disc TR-20323/36

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: 28 November 1948 [KJ7]; Side 2: Broadcast: April 1948 [KJ8] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/36

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Side 1:1. "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"

Side 1:2. "Life's Evening Sun"

Side 1:3. "When I Take My Vacation Home"

Side 2:1. "Standing on the Promises"

Side 2:2. "I Would Like to Go Back"

Side 2:3. "How Wonderful Heaven Must Be"

Transcription Disc TR-20323/37

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 12 March 1950 [KJ9] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/37

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Side 1:1. "Land of the Setting Sun"

Side 1:2. "Just to Know Him Is to Love Him"

Side 1:3. "At Evening"

Transcription Disc TR-20323/38

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 19 March 1950 [KJ10] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/38

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Side 1:1. "Are You Washed in the Blood?"

Side 1:2. "Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?"

Side 1:3. "Sweet Hour of Prayer"

Transcription Disc TR-20323/39

Hymn Time, Johnson Family Singers. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 26 March 1950 [KJ11] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/39

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Side 1:1. "The Lord Is There"

Side 1:2. "We Are Going Down the Valley"

Side 1:3. "Jesus Is Living in Me"

Transcription Disc TR-20323/4

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. Announcer: Lee Kirby. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 24 December 1945 [KJ12] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/4

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Side 2:1. "When You Wore a Tulip," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:2. "Did You Ever Get That Feeling in the Moonlight," Betty Johnson and Larry Walker

Side 2:3. "Where Could I Go," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/40

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: 20 December 1947 [KJ14]; Side 2: Renfro Valley Breakfast Party: Broadcast: 18 December 1947 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/40

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Side 1:1. "When the White Azaleas Start Blooming," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbing Along," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "A Shut-In's Prayer," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:1. Renfro Valley Breakfast Party

Transcription Disc TR-20323/41

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: 1 June 1948 [KJ15]; Side 2: Broadcast: 2 June 1948 [KJ16] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/41

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Side 1:1. "I've Got a Feeling," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Betty Johnson and Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Heartbreaker," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:1. "It's a Good Day," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:2. "I'm Jealous of the One I Love," Betty Johnson and Larry Walker

Side 2:3. "Grandfather's Clock," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/42

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 3 January 1949 [KJ17] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/42

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Side 1:1. "How Do You Do," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Silver Threads Among the Gold," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Keep On the Sunny Side," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/43

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 12 August 1949 [KJ18] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/43

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Side 1:1. "Someday," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "He Said If I Be Lifted Up," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/44

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 7 September 1949 [KJ19] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/44

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Side 1:1. "If I Had My Way," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Up a Lazy River," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "I've Been Listening In On Heaven," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/45

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 8 September 1949 [KJ20] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/45

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Side 1:1. "Just a Song at Twilight," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "When We're Alone," Betty Johnson and Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Give the World a Song," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/46

Johnson Family Singers and Larry Walker. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Side 1: Broadcast: March 1950 [KJ21]; Side 2: Broadcast: 24 March 1950 [KJ22] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/46

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Side 1:1. "A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Sunday Morning in Dixie," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:3. "Holy Be Thy Name," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:1. "Side By Side," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:2. "Million Dollar Baby," Betty Johnson and Larry Walker

Side 2:3. "God Shall Wipe Away All Tears," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/47

Down Home with the Johnson Family Singers. CBS Side 1: Broadcast: 14 April 1945 [KJ23]; Side 2: Broadcast: 15 April 1945 [KJ24] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/47

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Side 1:1. "We Will Stand By the Red, White and Blue," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:2. "Farther Along," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:3. "Hand in Hand with Jesus," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:4. "Old Rugged Cross," Johnson Family Singers

Side 1:5. "No Tears in Heaven," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:1. "In the Shadow of the Cross," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:2. "Softly and Tenderly," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:3. "Precious Memories," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:4. "I'll Meet You in the Morning," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:5. "Tomorrow May Mean Goodbye," Johnson Family Singers

Transcription Disc TR-20323/5

Fun by the Fireside, Part 1 of 2. Announcer: Fletcher Austin. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 7 December 1948 [KJ25A] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/5

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Side 1:1. "Alabamy Bound," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "My Darlin'," Betty Johnson

Side 1:3. "A Little Bit of Ireland," Danny Malone

Side 1:4. "Estrellita," Pat Walker

Side 1:5. Instrumental medley for piano, organ, and guitar, Larry Walker, Clarence Etters, and Arthur Smith

Transcription Disc TR-20323/6

Fun by the Fireside, Part 2 of 2. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 7 December 1948 [KJ25B] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/6

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Side 1:1. "Far Away Places," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Margie," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Peggy O'Neal," Danny Malone

Side 1:4. "Oh, Johnny," Betty Johnson

Side 1:5. "Linda," Clarence Etters

Side 1:6. "Sweet Georgia Brown (instrumental)," Arthur Smith

Side 1:7. "Just My Bill," Pat Walker and Larry Walker

Side 1:8. "Sweet Sue," Larry Walker

Side 1:9. "For It Was Mary," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/7

Fun by the Fireside, Part 1 of 2. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. Broadcast: 27-28 December 1948 [KJ26A] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/7

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Side 1:1. "Swannee," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "A Pretty Girl," Johnson Family Singers and Danny Malone

Side 1:3. "Tea for Two," Pat Walker and Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "What Are You Doing New Years Eve," Betty Johnson

Side 1:5. Instrumental, Larry Walker, Clarence Etters, and Arthur Smith

Transcription Disc TR-20323/8

Fun by the Fireside, Part 2 of 2. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. 27 December 1948 [KJ26B] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/8

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Side 1:1. "Moonlight and Roses," Pat Walker and Danny Malone

Side 1:2. "When You Wish Upon a Star," Pat Walker

Side 1:3. "Starlight, Star Bright," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "You Are My Lucky Star," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:5. "I Told Every Little Star," Betty Johnson

Side 1:6. "When You Wish Upon a Star," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:7. "A Star Fell Out of Heaven," Danny Malone

Side 1:8. "You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:9. "I Saw Stars", Larry Walker

Side 1:10. "Starlight, Star Bright," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:11. "The Star Will Remember," Pat Walker

Side 1:12. "When You Wish Upon a Star," Danny Malone

Side 1:13. "Stardust," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:14. "When You Wish Upon a Star," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/9

Fun By the Fireside. WBT, Charlotte, N.C. ca. 1948 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/9

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Side 1. "O Give Me Something To Remember You By," Johnson Family Singers and Pat Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/10

Quaker Oats. Announcer: Grady Cole. CBS No. 30. [KJ27] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/10

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Side 1:1. "I Feel Like Shouting," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Little Eyes, I Love You," Pa Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Bob Johnson, and Jim Johnson

Side 1:3. "Farther Along," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" Betty Johnson and Kenneth Johnson

Side 1:5. "On Moonlight Bay," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/11

Quaker Oats. Announcer: Grady Cole. CBS No. 35 [KJ28] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/11

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Side 1:1. "He Is Calling," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Telling My Troubles to My Old Guitar," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Have You Ever Been Lonely?" Betty Johnson

Side 1:4. "When It's Lamp Lighting Time in the Valley," Pa Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Bob Johnson, and Jim Johnson

Side 1:5. "In the Land of the Unsetting Sun," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/12

Quaker Oats. Announcer: Grady Cole. CBS No. 37 [KJ29] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/12

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Side 1:1. "I Know I Have Religion," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Polly Wolly Doodle," Pa Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Bob Johnson, and Jim Johnson

Side 1:3. "Lead Me On," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "Candy and Cake," Betty Johnson

Side 1:5. "Did You Ever Go Sailing?" Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/13

Quaker Oats. Announcer: Grady Cole. CBS No. 42 [KJ30] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/13

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Side 1:1. "There are Smiles," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Billie Boy," Betty Johnson and Kenneth Johnson

Side 1:3. "I'd Like to Feel at Home," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "Boots and Saddles," Betty Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Bob Johnson, and Jim Johnson

Side 1:5. "What Kind of Church Would My Church Be?" Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/14

Quaker Oats. Announcer: Grady Cole. CBS No. 66. Broadcast: June 1951 [KJ31] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/14

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Side 1:1. "In Paradise Valley," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Up a Lazy River," Johnson Family Singers featuring Betty Johnson

Side 1:3. "You've Gotta Walk That Long, Lonesome Road," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "I'm Throwing Rice," Pa Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Bob Johnson, and Jim Johnson

Side 1:5. "Dear Ole Daddy," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/15

Quaker Oats. Announcer: Grady Cole. CBS No. 68. Broadcast: June 1951 [KJ32] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/15

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Side 1:1. "The Stars and Stripes Forever," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "When the Zephyrs of Heaven Shall Fan Me to Sleep," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Dig a Little Deeper," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "Deliverance Will Come," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:5. "Sing, Neighbor, Sing," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/16

Saturday Down South. Announcer: Kurt Webster. CBS Broadcast: ca. 1947 [KJ33] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/16

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Side 1:1. "When You Wore a Tulip," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Pretty Kitty Kelly," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Father Along," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "Sunday Morning in Dixie," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:5. "There's a Goldmine in the Sky," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/17

Saturday Down South. Announcer: Kurt Webster. CBS, Broadcast: ca. 1947 [KJ34]; Side 2: Lum and Abner Program #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/17

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Side 1:1. "Apple Blossom Time," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Sentimental Journey," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "Cabin in the Valley of the Pines," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:4. "The Old Rugged Cross," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 1:5. "Swing Wide Yo' Golden Gates," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:1. Lum and Abner

Transcription Disc TR-20323/18

The Song's for You, Part 1 of 2. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: 11 September 1949 [KJ35] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/18

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Side 1:1. "If I Could Be With You," Chris

Side 1:2. "I'm In the Mood For Love," Betty Johnson

Side 1:3. "Maybe It's Because," Betty Johnson and Chris

Side 1:4. "Stars in My Eyes," Clarence Etters

Transcription Disc TR-20323/19

The Song's for You, Part 1 of 2. WBT, Charlotte N.C.Broadcast: 18 September 1949 [KJ36] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/19

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Side 1:1. "Where Are You?" Betty Johnson

Side 1:2. "There Must Be a Way," Chris

Side 1:3. "You Came to Me From Out of Nowhere," Clarence Etters

Side 1:4. "Love is a Beautiful Thing," Betty Johnson and Chris

Side 1:5. "I'm Confessing That I Love You," Betty Johnson

Transcription Disc TR-20323/20

Columbia 20098 and 20369. Broadcast: 1 April 1946 [KJ37/38] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.1. Johnson Family Singers." TR-20323/20

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Side 1:1. "I'll Reap My Harvest in Heaven," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:1. "Cabin in the Valley of the Pines," Johnson Family Singers

Side 2:2. "Wait For the Light to Shine," Johnson Family Singers

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6 items.
Transcription Disc TR-20323/21

Margaret Ann Show. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: 29-30 November 1944 [KJ39/40] #20323, Subseries: "2.2.2. Margaret Ann Show." TR-20323/21

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Side 1:1. "Sweet and Lovely," Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "The Day After Forever," Pat Walker

Side 1:3. "Sweet and Lovely," Instrumental

Side 1:4. "Look for the Silver Lining," Pat Walker and Larry Walker

Side 1:5. "If That's the Way You Want It," Larry Walker

Side 2:1. "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover," Larry Walker

Side 2:2. "A Prayer by J. B. Clark," Pat Walker

Side 2:3. "You've Got to Walk That Long, Lonesome Road," Johnson Family Singers with Larry Walker

Side 2:4. "The White Cliffs of Dover," Pat Walker

Side 2:5. "I'm Just a Stowaway," Johnson Family Singers, Pat Walker, and Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/22

Margaret Ann Show. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: 1-2 December 1944 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.2. Margaret Ann Show." TR-20323/22

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Side 1:1. "Love is Just Around the Corner," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 1:2. "Those Things Money Can't Buy," Larry Walker

Side 1:3. "My Future Just Passed," Pat Walker

Side 1:4. "A Poem by Rose McCauley," Pat Walker

Side 1:5. "You Started Me Dreaming," Pat Walker

Side 2:1. "Tea For Two," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 2:2. "All By Myself," Pat Walker

Side 2:3. "For Me and My Gal," Larry Walker

Side 2:4. "Christmas Dreaming," Pat Walker

Side 2:5. "Bicycle Built for Two," Larry Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/23

Margaret Ann Show. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: 12-13 December 1944 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.2. Margaret Ann Show." TR-20323/23

Transcription Disc

Side 1:1. "Coffee and Cakes," Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Just an Old Love of Mine," Pat Walker

Side 1:3. "I Don't Know Why," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 2:1. "My Melancholy Baby," Pat Walker

Side 2:2. "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye," Larry Walker

Side 2:3. "It Had to be You," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 2:4. "So Far," Pat Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/24

Margaret Ann Show. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: ca. 1944 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.2. Margaret Ann Show." TR-20323/24

Transcription Disc

Side 1:1. "Pretty Baby," Larry Walker

Side 1:2. "Stars Will Remember," Pat Walker

Side 1:3. "Someone to Watch Over Me," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 1:4. "On the Other Side of the Rainbow," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 2:1. "Paradise Valley," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Side 2:2. "Exactly Like You," Larry Walker

Side 2:3. "Once in a While," Pat Walker

Side 2:4. "Sunday, Monday and Always," Larry Walker and Pat Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/25

Margaret Ann Show. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: 23-24 November 1949 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.2. Margaret Ann Show." TR-20323/25

Transcription Disc

Side 1:1. "I Believe in Miracles," Larry Walker and Arthur Smith

Side 1:2. "I Love You," Larry Walker, Pat Walker, and Larry Smith

Side 1:3. "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," Larry Walker and Arthur Smith

Side 1:4. "My Own, My Only, My All," Larry Walker, Pat Walker, and Arthur Smith

Side 2:1. "It's a Good Day," Larry Walker, Pat Walker, and Arthur Smith

Side 2:2. "Back Home Thanksgiving Day," Pat Walker

Side 2:3. "A Poem By Larry Walker," Larry Walker

Side 2:4. "Thanksgiving," Larry Walker, Pat Walker, and Arthur Smith

Side 2:5. "If That's the Way You Want It, Baby," Larry Walker and Arthur Smith

Side 2:6. "A Prayer By Pat Walker," Pat Walker

Transcription Disc TR-20323/26

Margaret Ann Show. WBT, Charlotte N.C. Broadcast: 30-31 December 1949 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.2. Margaret Ann Show." TR-20323/26

Transcription Disc

Side 1:1. "Somewhere in the Night," Pat Walker

Side 1:2. "Woodchoppers' Ball," Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks

Side 1:3. "Carolina Calling," Larry Walker with Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks

Side 1:4. "Bicycle Built For Two," Larry Walker and Pat Walker with Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks

Side 2:1. "You Came Along From Out of Nowhere," Pat Walker with Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks

Side 2:2. "Lime House Blues," Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks

Side 2:3. "Tossing All My Troubles to the Moon," Larry Walker

Side 2:4. "Tea For Two," Larry Walker and Margaret Ann with Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks

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1 item.
Transcription Disc TR-20323/4

Evening in Paris Show with Don Ameche. CBS Broadcast: 24 December 1945 #20323, Subseries: "2.2.3. Miscellaneous." TR-20323/4

Transcription Disc

Side 1:1. Evening in Paris Show with Don Ameche and the Ray Bloc Orchestra

Side 2:1. Evening in Paris Show continued

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30 items.

Arrangement: original order has been maintained.

Audiodisc 45-20323/8588

Atlantic 45-1169. "Winter In Miami"/"The Little Blue Man," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8588

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8589

Atlantic 45-1186. "Dream"/"How Much," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8589

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8590

Atlantic 45-1193. "Mr. Brown Is Out of Town"/"There's Never Been a Night," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8590

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8591

Atlantic 45-2002. "Hoopa Hoola"/"One More Time," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8591

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8592

Atlantic 45-2009. "I Want a Good Home For My Cat"/"You Can't Get To Heaven On Rollerskates", Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8592

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8593

Atlantic 45-2019. "Does Your Heart Beat for Me"/"You and Only You," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8593

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8594

Atlantic 45-2039. "The Lonely Willow Tree"/"Waltz Me Around," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8594

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8595

Atlantic 45-2056. "Fantastic"/"You Don't Care a Rowboat," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8595

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8596

Atlantic OS-13146 "The Little Blue Man," Betty Johnson/"Lucky Lips," Ruth Brown #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8596

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8597

Bally 7-1000. "I'll Wait"/"Please Tell Me Why," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8597

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8598

Bally 7-1005. "Honky Tonk Rock"/"Say It Ain't So, Joe," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8598

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8599

Bally 7-1013. "Clay Idol"/"Why Do You Cry," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8599

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8600

Bally 7-1020. "If It's Wrong To Love You"/"I Dreamed", Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8600

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8601

Bally 7-1033. "1492"/"Little White Lies," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8601

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8602

Bally 7-1041. "I'm Beginning To Wonder"/"The Song You Heard When You Fell In Love," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8602

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8603

Bell 1031. "Cross Over the Bridge," Betty Johnson and Three Beaus and a Peep/"I Get So Lonely," Anne Lloyd and the Carillons #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8603

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8604

Bell 1054. "This is the Thanks I Get"/"I Need to Know," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8604

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8605

Bell 1074. "Make Yourself Comfortable"/"All of You," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8605

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8606

Columbia B11772 [Extended Play]. "Faith of Our Fathers Vol. 2," Johnson Family Singers featuring Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8606

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8607

Dot 45-16127. "Slipping Around"/"One Has My Heart, the Other Has My Name," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8607

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8608

RCA Victor 47-6034. "Be a Lover"/"Seven Pretty Dreams," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8608

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8609

RCA Victor 47-6243. "Shifting, Whispering Sands Part 1"/"Shifting, Whispering Sands Part 2", Johnson Family Singers #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8609

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8610

RCA Victor 47-6268. "Beginner's Luck"/"I'm a Sinner", Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8610

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8611

RCA Victor 47-6756. "May God Be With You"/"You Take Your Road," Johnson Family Singers #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8611

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8612

RCA Victor 47-8143. "Ginny's Got a Phone"/"Betty's Bossa Nova," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8612

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8613

Republic 2011."Depend On Me"/"I Don't Want To Go To Sleep Tonight," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8613

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8614

Republic 2017. "Let Me Be the One"/"Only When I Dream," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8614

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8615

Republic 2025. "Why, Why?"/"How Do You Tell Your Heart," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8615

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8616

World Artists WA-1014. "Wednesday's Child"/"What's the Matter, Little Girl," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8616

45 rpm record

Audiodisc 45-20323/8617

Cee Bee EP-1001. "Sioux City Sue", "I'll Never Let You Cry", "I Love You Best of All", "Down the River of Golden Dreams," The Stumphole Trio #20323, Subseries: "2.3. 45 rpm Records, 1950-1975." 45-20323/8617

45 rpm record

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10 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by record label.

Audiodisc FC-20323/13207

Atlantic 8017. "Betty Johnson," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13207

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13208

Bally BAL 12011. "The Touch of Betty Johnson," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13208

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13209

Columbia CL1177. "Faith of Our Fathers," Johnson Family Singers featuring Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13209

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13210

Columbia Harmony HL 7303. "An Evening Prayer," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13210

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13211

Dot DLP-3356. "Hymns at Eventide," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13211

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13212

High-Life HLP-57. "Make Yourself Comfortable with Betty Johnson," Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13212

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13213

RCA Camden CAL-952. "The Johnson Family Sings 'Shall We Gather at the River' and Other Family Favorites," Johnson Family Singers #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13213

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13214

RCA Victor LPM-1128. "Old Time Religion," Johnson Family Singers #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13214

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13215

RCA Victor LPM-2126. "Sing Hymns with the Johnson Family Singers," Johnson Family Singers #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13215

LP record

Audiodisc FC-20323/13216

United Low Country NR-1247. "The Sweet Singing Johnsons," Ma Johnson and Betty Johnson #20323, Subseries: "2.5. LP Records, 1950-1975." FC-20323/13216

LP record

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Video Recordings, 1955-1958.

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Acetate disc (FD-20323/715)

Transcription discs (TR-20323/4-26; TR-20323/32-47)

45 rpm records (45-20323/8588-8617)

78 rpm records (78-20323/18323-18329)

LP records (FC-20323/13207-13216)

Videotapes (VT-20323/1-4)

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