NEGROTIC STALIN WORSHIP

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943.07.28:

"The world has never seen greater devotion, determination, and self sacrifice, that have been displayed by the Russian people and their armies under the leadership of Marshall Joseph Stalin."





Stalin Wasn't Stallin' (A Modern Spiritual)

By Willie T. Johnson

Recorded by:

The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet (1943)
Robert Wyatt (1980)


Stalin wasn't stallin'
When he told The Beast of Berlin
That they'd never rest contented
Till they had driven him from the land

So he called the Yanks and English
And proceeded to extinguish
The fuhrer and its vermin
This is how it all begin

Now the devil, he was readin'
In the good book one day
How the lord created Adam
To walk the righteous way

And it made the devil jealous
He turned green up to his horns
And he swore by things unholy
And he made one of his own

So he packed two suitcases
Full of grief and misery
And he caught the midnight special
Goin' down in Germany

Then he mixed his lies and hatred
With fire and brimstone
Then the devil sat upon it
That's how Adolf was born

Now Adolf got the notion
That he was the master race
And he swore he'd bring new order
And put mankind in its place

So he set his scheme in motion
And was winnin' everywhere
Until he upped and got the notion
For to kick that Russian bear

Stalin wasn't stallin'
When he told The Beast of Berlin
That they'd never rest contented
Till they had driven him from the land

So he called the Yanks and English
And proceeded to extinguish
The fuhrer and its vermin
This is how it all began

Yes, he kicked that noble Russian
But it wasn't very long
Before Adolf got suspicious
That he had done somethin' wrong

'Cause that bear grabbed the fuhrer
And gave him an awful fight
Seventeen months he scrapped the fuhrer
Tooth and claws, day and night

Then that bear smacked the fuhrer
With a mighty armored paw
And Adolf broke all records
Runnin' backwards to Kharkov

Then Goebbels sent a message
To the people everywhere
That if they couldn't hit the fuhrer
God, don't help the Russian bear

Stalin wasn't stallin'
When he told The Beast of Berlin
That they'd never rest contented
Till they had driven him from the land

So he called the Yanks and English
And proceeded to extinguish
The fuhrer and its vermin
This is how it all begin

Then this bear called on his buddy
The noble fighting Yank
And they set the fuhrer running
With their ships and planes and tanks

Now the fuhrer's having nightmares
Cause the fuhrer knows damn well
That the devil's done wrote "welcome"
On his residence in hell

Stalin wasn't stallin'
When he told The Beast of Berlin
That they'd never rest contented
Till they had driven him from the land

So he called the yanks and English
And proceeded to extinguish
The fuhrer and its vermin
That is how it all began



Publisher's promo spiel for Willie T. : The Untold Story of Willie “Bill” Johnson and His Life Before, During, and After the Golden Gate Quartet, A Biography, by Chandra J. Johnson (2012):

When Willie Thomas Johnson died on May 3, 1980, “Plant Manager, Los Angeles Unified School District” was recorded on his death certificate. A week later the Los Angeles Times ‘Obituary’ read “Gospel Innovator Laid Foundation for Rock ‘n’ Roll.” When Johnson’s daughter read the article she became deeply troubled. Her beloved father was dead and the world knew him better than her.

After decades of research, interviews, and writing, Chandra J. Johnson has woven together a fascinating biography about her father ~~ the man who jazzed up the Negro spiritual in the conservative Jim Crow South, lifted the souls of countless Americans during the Great Depression, and changed the course of American music along the way. It wasn’t until he died that the music of a janitor’s silent past began to solve a decades’ long mystery.

Willie T. ~ The Untold Story of Willie “Bill” Johnson and His Life Before, During, and After the Golden Gate Quartet is the story of Willie Thomas Johnson ~ co-founder, narrator, lyricist, and creative force behind the legendary Golden Gate Quartet from 1931 to 1947. As the lead singer of the Gates, Johnson composed and recorded hits “straight from the Bible” that led the group from Norfolk, Virginia to New York City and a regular spot at the famed Café Society nightclub. Things changed, however, during World War II after the release of “Stalin Wasn’t Stallin’” in 1943. For reasons unknown, Johnson abruptly enlisted in the Navy, only to return three years later to a life in Harlem that had been turned upside down. Miraculously, the Gates evaded the blacklist (a fate most of their famous friends did not escape), leaving post war squabbles and irreconcilable differences to seal their fate. After a dispute in 1947, Johnson left the quartet and relocated to Los Angeles as lead singer of the Jubalaires, eventually trading in his microphone for a mop to support his growing family. Although he sang off and on for the next thirty years with Elvis Presley, Phil Harris, Andy Williams, Jimmy Dean, and other popular artists, Johnson lived the second half of his life in quiet solitude in South Central Los Angeles. After being rediscovered in his twilight years by guitarist Ry Cooder and folklorist Doug Seroff, Johnson returned to Carnegie Hall in 1979 for one last performance, singing the Bible stories that made him famous forty years earlier. Four months after his final interview with Seroff, Johnson died of cancer in Los Angeles.

Willie T. is a daughter’s relentless journey through the broken pieces of her father’s past to explain how he became one of the greatest music legends of the twentieth century and why he never said a word about it. For the first time ever, a nostalgic, entertaining, and heart warming story of the janitor and “Gospel Innovator of Rock ‘n’ Roll” is available for music enthusiasts, historians, biographers, and everyone to experience how legends are made and live on in the music and people they leave behind.

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