Buddy Johnson

Real Name:
Woodrow Wilson Johnson
Profile:
American jazz and blues pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader, active from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Born January 10, 1915 in Darlington, South Carolina.
Died: February 9, 1977 in New York City, New York.

Johnson enjoyed the peak of his musical career as the leader of his big band, the Buddy Johnson Orchestra. With up to 17 members – including Johnson’s sister Ella Johnson as vocalist – the group was a favorite at New York’s Savoy Ballroom in the 1940s and 1950s, prompting Johnson to be nicknamed “King of the Savoy”. As composer and arranger, Johnson helped shape the distinctive sound of his band, fusing big band jazz with blues and creating sound that helped pave the way for Rhythm & Blues. He penned a number of chart-topping songs and recorded extensively with Decca Records, Mercury, and Roulette.
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Buddy Johnson Discography Tracks

Albums

Buddy Johnson - Wails album art Buddy Johnson Wails (Album) Mercury US 1959 Sell This Version
COL-CD-5410 Buddy Johnson - Go Ahead And Rock album art Buddy Johnson, Ella Johnson Buddy Johnson, Ella Johnson - Go Ahead And Rock(CD, Album) Collectables COL-CD-5410 US 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Buddy Johnson - Bring It Home To Me / You Got It Made album art Buddy Johnson Bring It Home To Me / You Got It Made Mercury US 1956 Sell This Version
Buddy Johnson - Why Don't Cha Stop It album art Buddy Johnson Why Don't Cha Stop It (Single) Mercury Canada 1956 Sell This Version
W-90074X45 Buddy Johnson - Buddy's Boogie / I'll Dearly Love You album art Buddy Johnson Buddy's Boogie / I'll Dearly Love You(7", Single) Wing Records W-90074X45 US 1956 Sell This Version
88 073 Buddy Johnson - Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra album art Buddy Johnson Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 88 073 Unknown Sell This Version
COL 4813 Buddy Johnson - I Don't Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You) album art Buddy* & Ella Johnson Buddy* & Ella Johnson - I Don't Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You)(7", Single, RE) Collectables COL 4813 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Buddy Johnson - Buddy Johnson At The Savoy Ballroom 1945-1946 album art Buddy Johnson Buddy Johnson At The Savoy Ballroom 1945-1946 (Comp) Jazz Archives US 1975 Sell This Version
6.221741 AK Buddy Johnson - Buddy Johnson And His Band 1939-1940 - Featuring Ella Johnson And The Mack Sisters album art Buddy Johnson Buddy Johnson And His Band 1939-1940 - Featuring Ella Johnson And The Mack Sisters(LP, Comp) MCA Coral 6.221741 AK Germany 1975 Sell This Version
BCD 15479 DH Buddy Johnson - 1953 - 1964 album art Buddy* And Ella Johnson Buddy* And Ella Johnson - 1953 - 1964(4xCD, Comp + Box) Bear Family Records BCD 15479 DH Germany 1992 Sell This Version
263507 Buddy Johnson - Rock On! The 1956-1962 Recordings album art Buddy* & Ella Johnson Buddy* & Ella Johnson - Rock On! The 1956-1962 Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) Hoodoo Records 263507 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

JM 11739 Buddy Johnson - The Master Saxes - Club Convert Vol.1 : 48/61 album art Barney Wilen / Charlie Parker / Lucky Thompson / Lee Konitz / Cecil Payne / Zoot Sims / Bud Johnson* Meet Bud Powell Barney Wilen / Charlie Parker / Lucky Thompson / Lee Konitz / Cecil Payne / Zoot Sims / Bud Johnson* Meet Bud Powell - The Master Saxes - Club Convert Vol.1 : 48/61(CD) Jazzman (3) JM 11739 Italy 1993 Sell This Version

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