When I Get Drunk, I’m Evil
Posted in Honey on 02.02.06

Juneberry 78s is a fantastic resource, the owner rips/remasters his expansive 78 collection and offers some low quality samples for the cd-r compilations he sales. I’m not sure about the legality of selling the cd-rs, but the samples and information on the site are top notch.

Edith Johnson seems to be a smaller female blues singer, she’s backed by Henry Brown’s Orchestra, featuring probably the best muted trombone that I’ve ever heard. Johnson is a great singer, her phrasings are exact and she has great charisma during the spoken parts.

Edith Johnson – Good Chib Blues


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By bopst on 02.02.06 10:34 pm

yet again, you’ve turned more on to something good. Can’t thank you enough…

By Ben on 02.03.06 1:32 pm

Good Lord, I can’t believe I JUST stumbled upon your blog. Thank you for the wonderful and amazing commentary, info and music selections.

My new “favorite” music blog!

By Steve Sims on 02.08.06 8:06 am

One of my favourite blues and I thank you for the mp3 as I don’t have a copy at the moment!

Singer Edith North Johnson, piano Henry Brown, trombone Ike Rogers. Henry and Ike were a great combination and this one of their best.

Edith was wife of St Louis record producer Jesse Johnson and recorded just 18 tracks 1928-9 (plus some tracks with Henry in 1961).

You’re right to say she’s minor, but boy she had voice and attitude. Not to mention a good chib… (that’s a shiv guys)

By Steve Sims on 02.08.06 8:28 am

PS Dixon/Godrich/Rye say “prob. Roosevelt Sykes” on piano, but it’s a rare mistake – has to be Henry Brown.

Steve in Oz

By peter patnaik on 02.09.06 6:34 pm

oh i didn’t know she recorded that many tracks, i need to track down her complete works.


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