K.D. "Mr. Forty-Nine" Johnson, Jr.


Date of Birth:  January 8, 1930    Waco, TX

Date of Death:  May 30, 1930    Waco, TX

Place of Burial:  Greenwood Cemetery

                          Between Rice/Cottonbelt/Coffee Streets

                          Waco, TX 76704

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Not yet located


Bessie Tucker - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, 1928-1929, Document Records (DOCD 5070)

Texas Girls, Document Records (DOCD-5163)


Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Cushing, Steve. Blues Before Sunrise: The Radio Interviews. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

______ and Jay Brakefield. Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.

Oliphant, Dave. Texan Jazz. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

Oliver, Paul. Blues Off the Record. New York: Da Capo Press, 1984.

______. Barrelhouse Blues. Philadelphia: BasicCivitas Books, 2009.

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "K. D. Johnson (instrumentalist : piano),"

     https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/60374/Johnson_K._D._instrumentalist_piano. Accessed January 21, 2018.

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