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.
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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