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The Johnson Family Band. Standing, left to right: Leon Johnson, H. Johnson, Bert Stewart, Ras Johnson, Aldous Johnson. Seated left to right: Imogene Pledger, Elma Johnson, Ella Johnson.

Photo courtesy George Johnson.

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This photo captures a visit to the Johnson Family by Grand Ole Opry star Del Wood, who made a guest appearance on one of the Johnsons' weekly radio broadcasts in the early 1950s. Wood scored a major hit on the Billboard pop and country charts in 1951…

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Poster advertisement for the Johnson Brothers String Band, circa 1950s.

Courtesy George Johnson.

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Select setlists for the Johnson Family's weekly Saturday night radio broadcasts, prepared by guitarist and emcee Ras Johnson.

Each week, the Johnsons received piles of fan mail, often including requests; Ras Johnson's typewritten set lists…

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Select setlists for the Johnson Family radio broadcasts, prepared by guitarist and emcee Ras Johnson.

Each week, the Johnsons received piles of fan mail, often including requests; Ras Johnson's typewritten set lists include notes about fan…

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Select setlists for the Johnson Family radio broadcasts, prepared by guitarist and emcee Ras Johnson.

Each week, the Johnsons received piles of fan mail, often including requests; Ras Johnson's typewritten setlists include notes about fan…

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Two letters to prospective sponsors of the Johnson Family radio broadcasts, including an endorsement by Sand Mountain Truck and Tractor and Company, a regular sponsor of the show.

Also included is a list of sponsorship rates and a business card…

George Johnson Interview Transcript.pdf
Interview with George Johnson, November 20, 2023, conducted by Burgin Mathews at Johnson's home. The grandson of Ras and Ella Johnson of the Johnson Family Stringband, George Johnson reflects on his family's musical legacy. Full transcript and audio…

put your hands on your hips!.mp3
Complete hourlong radio broadcast by the Johnson Family, WAVU, Albertville, Alabama, 1950s. Transferred from a cassette recording of the original broadcast. Courtesy George Johnson.Full playlist: Farmall Tractors Portion (00:00-30:00) IntroSally…

1-12 Zenith Ad and Intro to Show.mp3
Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953

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Johnson Family radio broadcast excerpt, Sand Mountain, Alabama, 1953
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