Osie Johnson

Osie Johnson

Top Songs

1
Blues for the Camels (2014 Remastered Version)
2
Johnson's Whacks (2014 Remastered Version)
3
Osmosis (2014 Remastered Version)
4
Jumpin' at the Water Hole (2014 Remastered Version)
5
Midnight Mirage (2014 Remastered Version)

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Biography

In the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s, Osie Johnson was one of the most in-demand drummers in New York, making a countless number of recordings and working steadily in the studios. He started working professionally in 1941, was with Sabby Lewis' band in Boston (1942-1943), and then was in the military where he played in a Navy band (1944-1945). After five years freelancing in Chicago, Johnson was a member of Earl Hines' band during 1951-1953. Stints with Dorothy Donegan a... Read more

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