Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra

Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra

jazz, jazz vocal, acoustic, blues, oldies

Buddy Johnson, (born Woodrow Wilson Johnson in 1915 in Darlington South Carolina, was considered the last of the great negro big band leaders, the king of the one nighters. A prolific composer of rhythm and blues who stayed on the road in his bus playing well over 125 one nighters a year throughout the 1940’s thriving and surviving until finally slowing down in the latter 50’s. He first appeared on Decca’s “race music” imprint in 1939