My personal favorite is the concept album by Miles Davis
called "Jack Johnson". I do not remember his voice used
in the proceedings but it is certainly an excellent and under
appreciated part of the MDD canon. If you are a fan of electric
Miles you will love this album. The cover art is also superb.
Clearly, with contemporaries and later adherents like Arthur
Cravan and Miles Davis, Mr. Johnson was a very unusual
and potent figure and one deserving wider recognition.
On Thursday, November 6, 2003, at 12:23 PM, kyle barnett wrote:
> There's a musical short of Jack Johnson's Jazz Band (yes, the same
> Jack Johnson) that features him speaking briefly at the beginning of
> the footage (if memory serves). I saw the clip on a videotape
> released by Yazoo (the roots music reissue label) in 1992 called
> _Times Ain't Like They Used to Be: Early Rural and Popular American
> Music_. It might be worth checking out.
> Johnson's career has some strange permutations. There's a poster of
> a boxing match between him and Dadaist Arthur Cravan (!!!) in Robert
> Motherwell's _The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology_ (Belknap
> Press, Harvard UP).
> Hope this helps.
> Kyle Barnett
> Ph.D. candidate
> Dept. of Radio-Television-Film
> College of Communication
> The University of Texas at Austin
>>> I am looking for any voice recordings of former heavyweight
>>> champion Jack
>>> Johnson. Johnson was champion from 1908 to 1915. He lived to the mid
>>> Any suggestions or known recordings would be appreciated.
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