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Edith North Johnson

The wife of record producer Jesse Johnson, Edith North Johnson had not been a specialist singer or piano player, but she tracked 18 great blues sides in 1928 and 1929, including a session with Charley Patton in Grafton, WI, for Paramount Information, though it is doubtful Patton actually appeared on some of her songs. She produced her house in St. Louis, where she went a fleet of taxis during Globe Battle II and possessed a favorite diner. Sam Charters documented her with Henry Dark brown in 1961 for his anthology known as The Blues in St. Louis for Folkways Information. Johnson also documented beneath the pseudonyms Hattie North and Maybelle Allen. Blessed January 2, 1903, in St. Louis, she passed away there on Feb 28, 1988.

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