Clarence "Jelly" Johnson was another of the great Chicago Southside pianists who recorded many piano rolls. Unlike Blythe, Johnson did not record with jazz bands, although he did accompany vocalists on disks. Both Johnson and Blythe recorded piano rolls for the Capitol Roll & Record Company of Chicago, the United States Music Company of Chicago, and the Staffnote Player Roll Company of Milwaukee. Johnson's rolls for the United States Music Company frequently (but not always) were done under the pseudonym of "Chet" Gordon; most likely to avoid conflict of interest with the Capitol Company. His blues arrangements were clearly very well worked out in advance with painstaking attention to detail.