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JOHNSON FAMILY

 Johnson Family

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Comedy (1934-1950)

Radio NostalgiaThe Johnson Family is a one-man show put on by Jimmy Scribner, who plays all African American characters in the southern town of Chickazola. Jimmy does it all, from writing the script, to doing the sound effects, to the voices, to the music on the banjo. In the beginning of the show, he plays eight characters, but before the show ends in 1950, he plays 22 parts. According to Radio Life magazine in 1947, "Scribner guides his characters in and out of rapid conversations in almost unbelievable fashion. Scribner claimed that the arguments between characters are the hardest moments to master.

An eclectic group of characters include the Johnsons - Mama, Papa, Grandpa, and daughter Lucy. There are also Lucy's boyfriend, Peewee, and his friend, Stumpy the stutterer, Lawyer Philpotts and Deacon Crumpet. Most of the characters are based on people that Scribner met throughout his life. From the words and now outdated phrases of Scribner, Mama is based on the "lovable old Negro mammy who lived with us. Peewee is an exact copy of a little colored boy named Shine who lived with my aunt, and Peewee's expressions, such as 'great day in the mornin' are those Shine always used. Scribner offers a truly unique performance on this inimitable old time radio show!

For other similar series, see also Beulah, Black Crows, Amos and Andy, Pick and Pat, Southland Echoes, and Sam n' Henry. See also: article on the history of Minstrel Shows and Old Time Radio.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
27 recordings - total playtime 4 hours 45 minutes

Johnson Family 01 Professor Potash Deep Dark Secret
Johnson Family 02 Saving Lawyer Professor & Papa
Johnson Family 03 City Honors Papa
Johnson Family 04 Arrange For A Place To Stay
Johnson Family 05 Two Weeks Later
Johnson Family 06 Papa Seeks Lawyer
Johnson Family 07 Two Government Men Look For Papa
Johnson Family 08 Living Expenses
Johnson Family 09 Papa Changes His Ways
Johnson Family 10 Place It And Sell It
Johnson Family 11 The First Sale
Johnson Family 12 Counterfeit Plates
Johnson Family 13 Peewee Wont Give U Pplates
Johnson Family 14 Shaking In Their Boots

Johnson Family 15 Peewee Wants To Turn Plates Over
Johnson Family 16 Twenty Four Hours
Johnson Family 17 Lawyer Has Killed Someone
Johnson Family 18 Back To Jail
Johnson Family 19 Someone Under Peewee Bed
Johnson Family 20 Horrible Nightmare
Johnson Family 21 Reunion With Mama
Johnson Family 22 Little Purple Man
Johnson Family 23 Peace For The World
Johnson Family 24 What Horse To Bet On
Johnson Family 490919 No Tv Sets
Johnson Family 490922 Leaving For Hollywood
Johnson Family Man To Die
 


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