The Johnson Family Singers

Antiwar songs by The Johnson Family Singers

The Johnson Family Singers, a popular singing family during the decade of the 1940s, was probably the best-known family singing group during the "golden days of radio." This original family of singers consisted of the father Jesse ("Pa"), the mother Lydia ("Ma"), and four children—Kenneth (Red), Betty, and twins Bob and Jim, who struggled to survive during the Depression days of the late 1920s and 1930s.