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James “Stump” Johnson

Through the first fifty percent of the 20th century there have been several noteworthy African-American pianists called James Johnson. Most well-known was New Jersey-born Wayne P. Johnson, the daddy of Harlem stride piano. Wayne “Steady Move” Johnson was from New Orleans, worked well in St. Louis, and is principally remembered …

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James “Stump” Cross

Wayne Cross is an excellent exemplory case of someone whose name may suit their character, Cross as with angry. Various information from his profession indicate he could have had a lot to become peeved about. He and partner Harold Cromer, among the great faucet dancers, got a humor and dance …

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