Buddy Johnson

Buddy and Ella Johnson 1953-1964

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Four discs (104 tracks in all) that exhaustively document the Mercury, Roulette, and Old Town output of big-band veteran Buddy Johnson, whose eternally swinging outfit was seductively fronted by his sister Ella (along with several interchangeable male crooners). Buddy's band wasn't as big as it once was during his Mercury tenure (tenor saxman Purvis Henson was at the core of the blazing horn section), but the tightly arranged New York-style sizzle remained.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Ella Johnson
3:14
2
feat: Ella Johnson
3:05
3
feat: Ella Johnson
3:08
4
feat: Ella Johnson
3:09
5
feat: Ella Johnson
2:54
6
feat: Ella Johnson
2:46
7
feat: Ella Johnson
3:05
8
feat: Ella Johnson
2:52
9
feat: Ella Johnson
3:02
10
feat: Ella Johnson
2:28
11
feat: Ella Johnson
2:53
12
feat: Ella Johnson
2:39
13
feat: Ella Johnson
2:59
14
feat: Ella Johnson
3:06
15
feat: Ella Johnson
3:04
16
feat: Ella Johnson
2:39
17
feat: Ella Johnson
3:09
18
feat: Ella Johnson
3:05
19
feat: Ella Johnson
3:08
20
feat: Ella Johnson
2:43
21
feat: Ella Johnson
2:32
22
feat: Ella Johnson
2:45
23
feat: Ella Johnson
2:25
24
feat: Ella Johnson
2:52
25
feat: Ella Johnson
2:34
26
feat: Ella Johnson
2:50

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Ella Johnson
2:45
2
feat: Ella Johnson
2:37
3
feat: Ella Johnson
2:37
4
feat: Ella Johnson
2:47
5
feat: Ella Johnson
3:03
6
feat: Ella Johnson
2:51
7
feat: Ella Johnson
2:38
8
feat: Ella Johnson
2:44
9
feat: Ella Johnson
2:31
10
feat: Ella Johnson
3:01
11
feat: Ella Johnson
2:53
12
feat: Ella Johnson
2:42
13
feat: Ella Johnson
2:28
14
feat: Ella Johnson
2:31
15
feat: Ella Johnson
2:43
16
feat: Ella Johnson
2:09
17
feat: Ella Johnson
2:38
18
feat: Ella Johnson
2:41
19
feat: Ella Johnson
2:11
20
feat: Ella Johnson
2:47
21
feat: Ella Johnson
2:28
22
feat: Ella Johnson
2:36
23
feat: Ella Johnson
2:25
24
feat: Ella Johnson
2:45
25
feat: Ella Johnson
2:57
26
feat: Ella Johnson
2:38
27
feat: Ella Johnson
2:33

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Ella Johnson
2:51
2
feat: Ella Johnson
2:30
3
feat: Ella Johnson
2:48
4
feat: Ella Johnson
2:47
5
feat: Ella Johnson
2:20
6
feat: Ella Johnson
2:20
7
feat: Ella Johnson
2:44
8
feat: Ella Johnson
2:49
9
feat: Ella Johnson
3:00
10
feat: Ella Johnson
2:32
11
feat: Ella Johnson
3:19
12
feat: Ella Johnson
2:24
13
feat: Ella Johnson
2:39
14
feat: Ella Johnson
2:23
15
feat: Ella Johnson
2:12
16
feat: Ella Johnson
2:23
17
feat: Ella Johnson
3:25
18
feat: Ella Johnson
2:50
19
feat: Ella Johnson
2:53
20
feat: Ella Johnson
3:07
21
feat: Ella Johnson
3:05
22
feat: Ella Johnson
2:18
23
feat: Ella Johnson
2:34
24
feat: Ella Johnson
2:40

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Ella Johnson
2:14
2
feat: Ella Johnson
2:28
3
feat: Ella Johnson
2:07
4
feat: Ella Johnson
2:21
5
feat: Ella Johnson
3:02
6
feat: Ella Johnson
2:59
7
feat: Ella Johnson
3:31
8
feat: Ella Johnson
2:00
9
feat: Ella Johnson
2:55
10
feat: Ella Johnson
2:45
11
feat: Ella Johnson
2:22
12
feat: Ella Johnson
3:10
13
feat: Ella Johnson
1:58
14
feat: Ella Johnson
1:45
15
feat: Ella Johnson
2:44
16
feat: Ella Johnson
2:24
17
feat: Ella Johnson
2:04
18
feat: Ella Johnson
2:40
19
feat: Ella Johnson
2:16
20
feat: Ella Johnson
2:03
21
feat: Ella Johnson
2:17
22
feat: Ella Johnson
2:40
23
feat: Ella Johnson
2:11
24
feat: Ella Johnson
2:37
25
feat: Ella Johnson
2:33
26
feat: Ella Johnson
2:40
27
feat: Ella Johnson
2:30
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