Very little is known about the life of Margaret Johnson. She was very active on the vaudeville curcuit in the early 1920s and is known to have continued performing up until the early 1930s. Margaret's recording career spaned the period of 1923 to 1927. She was blessed with excellent accompanists on her records, including Clarence Williams, Bubber Miley, Tom Morris, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.

Margaret Johnson accompanied by the Black and Blue Trio
Margaret Johnson accompanied by Clarence Williams' Blue Five
Margaret Johnson accompanied by Clarence Williams' Harmonizers
Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Best Friend Blues 9-8-1927 New York City, New York Okeh
8506
Dead Drunk Blues
(George W. Thomas)
2-14-1927 New York City, New York Victor
20982-B
Death House Blues
(Tom Delaney)
6-9-1925 New York City, New York Okeh
8220-A
Down Yonder Blues 10-7-1926 New York City, New York Okeh
8418
Everything That Happens Just Pleases Me 10-7-1926 New York City, New York Okeh
8405
Good Women Blues 2-14-1927 New York City, New York Victor
20652
Heavy Burden Blues 10-7-1926 New York City, New York Okeh
8418
I'm a Good Hearted Mama
(But I Got a Trifling Man)

(Tom Delaney)
6-9-1925 New York City, New York Okeh
8230-A
Mama, Papa Don't Wanna Come Back Home 10-7-1926 New York City, New York Okeh
8405
Nobody's Blues But Mine
(Clarence Williams)
6-9-1925 New York City, New York Okeh
8220-B
Second-Handed Blues (1) 2-14-1927 New York City, New York Victor
unissued
Second-Handed Blues (2) 2-14-1927 New York City, New York Victor
20652
Stinging Bee Blues 9-8-1927 New York City, New York Okeh
8506
What Kind of Love Is That?
(Phil Worde / Andy Razaf)
2-14-1927 New York City, New York Victor
20982-A
Artist Instrument
Robert Cooksey Harmonica
Bob Fuller Clarinet
Porter Grainger Piano
Mike Jackson ? Piano
Margaret Johnson Vocals
Bobby Leecan Guitar
Bob Ricketts Piano
Clarence Williams Piano
Phil Worde ? Piano