Pioneering recording artist

George W. Johnson

Name George W. Johnson
Lifetime 1846 - 1914
Specialty Singing, laughing, and whistling specialties
Famous for his Laughing Song.

April 1, 1894 US Phonograph company catalog, pg. 14
— Reproduced from the April 1, 1894 US Phonograph company catalog

George W. Johnson was an ex-slave and the first American black recording artist.   Johnson's Laughing Song was the best-selling comic song recording of the Nineteenth Century.

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