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 Stream
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:14 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:05 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:08 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:09 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:54 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:46 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:05 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:52 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:02 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:28 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:53 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:39 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:59 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:06 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:04 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:39 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:09 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:05 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:08 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:43 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:32 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:45 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:25 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:52 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:34 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:50 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:45 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:37 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:37 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:47 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:03 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:51 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:38 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:44 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:31 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:01 Amazon
11
feat: Ella Johnson
02:53 Amazon
12
feat: Ella Johnson
02:42 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:28 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:31 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:43 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:09 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:38 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:41 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:11 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:47 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:28 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:36 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:25 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:45 Amazon
25
feat: Ella Johnson
02:57 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:38 Amazon
27
feat: Ella Johnson
02:33 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:51 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:30 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:48 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:47 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:20 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:20 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:44 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:49 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:00 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:32 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:19 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:24 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:39 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:23 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:12 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:23 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:25 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:50 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:53 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:07 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:05 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:18 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:34 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:40 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:14 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:28 Amazon
3
feat: Ella Johnson
02:07 Amazon
4
feat: Ella Johnson
02:21 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:02 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:59 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:31 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:00 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:55 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:45 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:22 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
03:10 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
01:58 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
01:45 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:44 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:24 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:04 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:40 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:16 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:03 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:17 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:40 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:11 Amazon
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feat: Ella Johnson
02:37 Amazon
25
feat: Ella Johnson
02:33 Amazon
26
feat: Ella Johnson
02:40 Amazon
27
feat: Ella Johnson
02:30 Amazon
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