October 24, 2008


This is the first of my two CKCU Funding Drive programs. You can Dial and Donate at 613-520-3920 or 1-877-520-3920. You can complete a Pre-Pledge form if you've received one in the mail. You can pledge by E-mail at www.ckcufm.com. However you pledge, you will receive a tax receipt for donations over $25.00, as we are a registered educational charity.


An introduction to twenty-two Johnsons from the worlds of jazz, blues and gospel:
Bruce, Budd, Buddy, Bunk, Dink, Ella, Freddy, Henry, James P., J.J., Ken, Lonnie,
Marc Courtney, Pete, Ray, Red, Robert, Roy, Russ, Syl, Vernard and Blind Willie.

We’ll also give you a taste of the upcoming concert by the Willem Breuker Kollektief
at the NAC Fourth Stage on November 3.

Artist: Washboard Serenaders [Bruce Johnson]
Album: Jazz in Britain
Tune: Sheik of Araby
Label: Proper

Artist: Budd Johnson
Album: The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions
Tune: B & B Blues
Label: Black & Blue

Artist: Bunk Johnson & Sidnet Bechet
Album: Bunk & Bechet in Boston
Tune: Royal Garden Blues
Label: Jazz Crusade

Artist: Dink Johnson
Album: Mr. Johnson Signing Off
Tune: Stomp De Lowdown
Label: Delmark

Artist: Ella Johnson with Buddy Johnson
Album: Mercury Blues ‘n’ Rhythm Story
Tune: I’m Just Your Fool
Label: Mercury

Artist: Freddy Johnson
Album: Freddy Johnson 1933-1939
Tune: I’ve Got Rhythm
Label: Classics

Artist: Henry Johnson
Album: Organic
Tune: Blues for James & Dave
Label: A440

Artist: James P. Johnson
Album: Snowy Morning Blues
Tune: Over the Bars
Label: Decca

Artist: J. J. Johnson
Album: Tangence
Tune: For Dancers Only
Label: Gitanes

Artist: Ken “Snakehips” Johnson
Album: Black British Swing
Tune: Snakehips Swing
Label: Topic

Artist: Lonnie Johnson
Album: Losing Game
Tune: New Orleans Blues
Label: Prestige

Artist: Marc Courtney Johnson
Album: M. C. Johnson & Dan Cray Trio
Tune: Almost Like Being In Love
Label: Dreamyjazz

Artist: Willem Breuker Kollektief
Album: Hunger!
Tune: Chopin
Label: BVHaast

Artist: Pete Johnson
Album: Central Avenue Boogie
Tune: Hollywood Boogie
Label: Delmark

Artist: Ray Johnson
Album: Mercury Blues ‘n’ Rhythm Story
Tune: Smilin’ Blues
Label: Mercury

Artist: Red Johnson
Album: Mercury Blues ‘n’ Rhythm Story
Tune: Mama Does the Boogie
Label: Mercury

Artist: Robert Johnson
Album: Diggin’ Deeper
Tune: Phonograph Blues
Label: Membran

Artist: Ray Johnson’s Happy Pals
Album: The First Days of Jazz
Tune: Happy Pal Strut
Label: Timeless

Artist: Russ Johnson
Album: Save Big
Tune: Duo
Label: Omnitone

Artist: Syl Johnson
Album: Back In the Game
Tune: Clean Up Man
Label: Delmark

Artist: Vernard Johnson
Album: I’m Alive
Tune: Oh Happy Day
Label: Elektra Nonesuch

Artist: Blind Willie Johnson
Album: The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Tune: Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Label: Columbia


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