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Reverend A. Johnson “Do You Call That Religion” – Cash Box (1954)

Back in the early 1950’s, a traveling preacher-man named Elder Anderson Johnson aka Reverend Johnson found himself in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood playing  guitar, singing hymns, and shouting holy Hallelujahs. Henry Stone happened to walk by, liked what heard, and offered Johnson a record deal. They decided on material and cut the tracks in Henry’s studio. […]

Gospel Legend Elder Anderson Johnson’s Historic 1953 Miami Recordings

Elder Anderson Johnson (1915-1998) was a visionary artist with a lifelong devotion to the Gospel. His paintings can be found in the Smithsonian and other major museums around the world as well as the Anderson Johnson Gallery in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia. Born 70 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia in 1915, Johnson started […]