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Manzie Johnson

A subtle participant, Manzie Johnson was always considered a very important drummer by prebop music artists. He was raised in NY and experienced some piano and violin lessons before buying drums. Within the 1920’s he caused Willie Gant’s Ramblers (1926), June Clark, Elmer Snowden, Joe Steele, Body fat Waller, Wayne …

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