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Johnny Brooks
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Little is known about Johnny Brooks except that he is featured in the closing scene of the film The Land Where the Blues Began reciting a modified (cleaned up for film) version of the famous toast, "Signified Monkey."



For more information about “toasts” and “signifying,” visit the following links:

The African American Toast Tradition



The Signifying Monkey: Two Versions of a Toast

Full Name: Johnny Brooks

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Brooks, Johnny appears in
  The Land Where the Blues Began
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