Buddy Johnson

1942-1947

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1942-1947 is the second volume chronicling Buddy Johnson's piano-led jump blues with his orchestra. An enjoyable listen, it offers a good sampling of the different vocalists Johnson worked with, including Chester Boone, James Lewis, Warren Evans, and -- happily -- seven tunes featuring the warm vocals of his sister Ella Johnson. "Let's Beat Out Some Love" and "Fine Brown Frame" are some of the only covers amidst Johnson-penned numbers such as "South Main," "Walk 'Em," and his biggest hit with Ella, "Since I Fell for You."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:53
2 2:56
3 3:09
4 3:01
5 3:21
6 3:10
7 3:10
8 2:56
9 3:08
10 3:14
11 3:17
12 3:04
13
3:22
14 3:01
15 3:15
16 2:50
17 3:02
18 3:04
19 3:08
20 2:58
21 2:56
22 2:42
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