1873–1954
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Au­gust 11, 1873, Jack­son­ville, Flo­ri­da.

No­vem­ber 11, 1954, New York Ci­ty.

Mount Hope Ce­me­te­ry, Hast­ings-on-Hud­son, New York.

John was the son of son of James John­son and Hel­en Lou­ise Dill­et, hus­band of No­ra Eth­el Floyd, and bro­ther of James John­son.

He at­tend­ed Atl­an­ta Un­i­ver­si­ty and the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

He and his bro­ther James be­longed to the song writ­ing team of [Bob] Cole and John­son Bro­thers, writ­ing ov­er 200 songs. He al­so ed­it­ed a num­ber of col­lect­ions of Af­ri­can-Am­er­i­can mu­sic.

  1. Lift Ev­ery Voice and Sing