Buddy Johnson


Buddy Johnson was born in Darlington, South Carolina, United States on January 10th, 1915 and is the Pianist. At the age of 62, Buddy Johnson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 10, 1915
United States
Place of Birth
Darlington, South Carolina, United States
Death Date
Feb 9, 1977 (age 62)
Zodiac Sign
Composer, Jazz Musician, Pianist, Screenwriter
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Buddy Johnson Life

Woodrow Wilson "Buddy" Johnson (January 10, 1915 – February 9, 1977) was an American jump blues pianist and bandleader active from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Ella Johnson's songs, most notably "Since I Fell for You," became a jazz standard, were often performed by him.


Buddy Johnson Career

Life and career

Johnson, who was born in Darlington, South Carolina, United States, began taking piano lessons as an infant, and classical music remained one of his passions. He migrated to New York City in 1938 and the Cotton Club Revue traveled Europe the following year, having been barred from Nazi Germany. He first recorded for Decca Records with his band, and shortly thereafter, he was joined by Ella as a vocalist.

He had assemble a nine-piece orchestra by 1941, and shortly began a string of R&B and pop chart hits. These included "Let's Beat Out Some Love" (No. B. Don't Cry, 1943, with Johnson on vocals) "Baby Don't You Cry" (No. R&B's 1943, with Warren Evans on vocals), his best hit "When My Man Comes Home" (No. No. 1 R&B, No. "They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool" (No. 18 pop, 1944, with Ella Johnson on vocals), and "They All Say I'm the Biggest Fool" (No. Arthur Prysock on vocals, 5 R&B, 1946. Ella Johnson performed her version of "Since I Fell for You" in 1945, but it wasn't until Lenny Welch's introduction in the early 1960s that it became a major hit.

Johnson composed a Blues Concerto in 1946, which he performed at Carnegie Hall in 1948. His orchestra remained a major touring attraction throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s, and they continued to tour in the jump blues style with some success on Mercury's "Hittin' on Me" and "I'm Just Your Fool." On the 1996 Rocket Sixty-Nine's "Bring It Home to Me" album, the singer's "Bring It Home to Me" appears.

"I like classics," Buddy Johnson said on Down Beat, "but our bread and butter are in the south." The music I play has a southern tinge to it. They get it down there."

Johnson died in 1977 in New York from a brain tumor and sickle cell anemia.


Buddy Johnson Awards


  • Induction, South Carolina Music Hall of Fame, 2001