William "Billiken" Johnson

Vocal Effects, Kazoo, Guitar

Date of Birth:  Unknown    Dallas, TX?

Date of Death:  Unknown    Dallas, TX?

Place of Burial:  Unknown

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

SELECTED RECORDINGS

Billiken Johnson with Neal Roberts, Wild Jack Blues / Frisco Blues, Columbia (14405-D)

Dallas Alley Drag - Piano Blues, Rags & Stomps, Yazoo (2054)

Texas Piano - Volume 2 1927-1938, Document Records (DOCD-5225)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.

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

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

______. Broadcasting the Blues. New York: Routledge, 2006.

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

Silvester, Peter J. The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Billiken Johnson (vocalist),"

      https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/89681/Johnson_Billiken_vocalist. Accessed January 22, 2018,

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