Budd Johnson

Albert J. "Budd" Johnson III (December 14, 1910 – October 20, 1984) was an American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist who worked extensively with, among others, Ben Webster, Benny Goodman, Big Joe Turner, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and, especially, Earl Hines.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14, 1910 (Dallas), Died October 20, 1984 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, songwriter, vocalist

Notes: Real name is Albert J. Johnson; name listed on Bluebird disc label as A. Johnson. Compositions often credited as Albert Johnson.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75105 10-in. 1/28/1933 Snowball Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-75106 10-in. 1/28/1933 Mahogany Hall stomp Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-75107 10-in. 1/28/1933 Swing you cats Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-75478 10-in. 4/26/1933 Sweet Sue—just you Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-038255 10-in. 7/12/1939 Indiana Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038256 10-in. 7/12/1939 G. T. stomp Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038257 10-in. 7/12/1939 Ridin' and jivin' Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038258 10-in. 7/12/1939 Grand Terrace shuffle Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038259 10-in. 7/12/1939 Father steps in Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038260 10-in. 7/12/1939 Piano man Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040474 10-in. 10/6/1939 Riff medley Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone, songwriter  
Victor BS-040475 10-in. 10/6/1939 Me and Columbus Earl Hines Orchestra ; Laura Rucker Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040476 10-in. 10/6/1939 X Y Z Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040477 10-in. 10/6/1939 'Gator swing Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040478 10-in. 10/6/1939 After all I've been to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040479 10-in. 10/6/1939 Lightly and politely Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040480 10-in. 10/6/1939 Rosetta Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051521 10-in. 6/19/1940 Wait 'till it happens to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051522 10-in. 6/19/1940 Call me happy Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051523 10-in. 6/19/1940 Ann Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051524 10-in. 6/19/1940 Topsy-turvy Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051525 10-in. 6/19/1940 Blue because of you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Leroy Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051526 10-in. 6/19/1940 You can depend on me Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051527 10-in. 6/19/1940 Tantalizing a Cuban Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055175 10-in. 12/2/1940 Easy rhythm Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055176 10-in. 12/2/1940 In swamp lands Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055177 10-in. 12/2/1940 I'm falling for you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055178 10-in. 12/2/1940 Ev'rything depends on you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055179 10-in. 12/2/1940 Comin' in home Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055180 10-in. 12/2/1940 Jelly, jelly Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061540 10-in. 8/20/1941 It had to be you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061541 10-in. 8/20/1941 Windy City jive Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061542 10-in. 8/20/1941 Straight to love Earl Hines Orchestra ; Leroy Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061543 10-in. 8/20/1941 Water boy Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061544 10-in. 8/20/1941 Swingin' on a "C" Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061545 10-in. 8/20/1941 Yellow fire Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063328 10-in. 4/3/1941 Up jumped the devil Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063329 10-in. 4/3/1941 Sally won't you come back Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063330 10-in. 4/3/1941 Jersey bounce Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063331 10-in. 4/3/1941 Julia Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, songwriter  
Victor BS-063332 10-in. 4/3/1941 Southside Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068400 10-in. 11/17/1941 The boy with the wistful eyes Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Earl Hines ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068401 10-in. 11/17/1941 The jitney man Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068402 10-in. 11/17/1941 The earl Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068403 10-in. 11/17/1941 You don't know what love is Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-070332 10-in. 10/28/1941 Somehow Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-070333 10-in. 10/28/1941 I got it bad and that ain't good Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-070334 10-in. 10/28/1941 I never dreamt (you'd fall in love with me) Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-070335 10-in. 10/28/1941 The Father jumps Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073459 10-in. 3/19/1942 She'll always remember Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073460 10-in. 3/19/1942 Skylark Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073461 10-in. 3/19/1942 Second balcony jump Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073462 10-in. 3/19/1942 Stormy Monday blues Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2337 10-in. 6/11/1946 Blues to end all blues J. C. Heard Orchestra ; Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2338 10-in. 6/11/1946 Among my souvenirs J. C. Heard Orchestra ; Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2339 10-in. 6/11/1946 Mean to me J. C. Heard Orchestra ; Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2340 10-in. 6/11/1946 Osculate me, daddy J. C. Heard Orchestra ; Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-0800 10-in. 5/8/1947 Take me back to Little Rock (Arkansas) Lil Green ; Lil Green Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-0801 10-in. 5/8/1947 Aggravatin' papa Lil Green ; Lil Green Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-0802 10-in. 5/8/1947 Daddy, daddy blues Lil Green ; Lil Green Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-0803 10-in. 5/8/1947 Outside of that Lil Green ; Lil Green Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1215 10-in. 6/30/1947 Trouble is a man Hall Sisters ; Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance septet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1216 10-in. 6/30/1947 You never can tell the depth of a well (by the length of the handle on the pump) Hall Sisters ; Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance septet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1658 10-in. 9/29/1947 An ace in the hole Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1659 10-in. 9/29/1947 Mister jelly fingers Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1660 10-in. 9/29/1947 Hey, sister Lucy (what makes your lips so juicy) Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1662 10-in. 9/29/1947 Keep your big mouth shut Jesse Stone Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1676 10-in. 10/6/1947 It shouldn't happen to a dream Luther Henderson Orchestra ; Leslie Scott Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1677 10-in. 10/6/1947 So long Luther Henderson Orchestra ; Leslie Scott Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1678 10-in. 10/6/1947 I'm getting sentimental over you Luther Henderson Orchestra ; Leslie Scott Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1679 10-in. 10/6/1947 Blue and sentimental Luther Henderson Orchestra ; Leslie Scott Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1684 10-in. 10/8/1947 What ev'ry woman knows Etta Jones ; Luther Henderson Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1685 10-in. 10/8/1947 Overwork blues Etta Jones ; Luther Henderson Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1708 10-in. 10/8/1947 Misery is a thing called Moe Etta Jones ; Luther Henderson Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1709 10-in. 10/8/1947 This is a fine time Etta Jones ; Luther Henderson Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1954 10-in. 10/31/1947 Little small town girl (with the big town dreams) Delta Rhythm Boys Male vocal quartet with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1955 10-in. 10/31/1947 I can't tell a lie to myself Delta Rhythm Boys Male vocal quartet with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1956 10-in. 10/31/1947 Ain't gonna worry 'bout a soul Delta Rhythm Boys Male vocal quartet with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1957 10-in. 10/31/1947 Never underestimate the power of a woman Delta Rhythm Boys Male vocal group with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-2085 10-in. 11/17/1947 Sneaky Pete Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with jazz septet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-2086 10-in. 11/17/1947 I came home unexpectedly Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with jazz septet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D7VB-2659 10-in. 12/11/1947 April in Paris Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D7VB-2660 10-in. 12/11/1947 How strange Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D7VB-2661 10-in. 12/11/1947 Half step down, please Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D8VB-4148 10-in. 12/29/1948 Guarachi guaro Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D8VB-4149 10-in. 12/29/1948 Duff capers Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Dizzy Gillespie Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D8VB-4150 10-in. 12/29/1948 Lover, come back to me Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Dizzy Gillespie Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D8VB-4151 10-in. 12/29/1948 I'm be boppin' too Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 75203 8/29/1949 Keeps on rainin' Billie Holiday instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75204 8/29/1949 Them there eyes Billie Holiday instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75221 9/1/1949 Maybe it's because Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75222 9/1/1949 I'll keep the lovelight burning Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75241 9/8/1949 Do your duty Billie Holiday instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75242 9/8/1949 Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer Billie Holiday instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81071 5/22/1951 No more cryin' blues Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81072 5/22/1951 Boogie woogie choo choo train Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81073 5/22/1951 Somebody goofed Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81074 5/22/1951 Catch 'em young, treat 'em rough Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81296 7/20/1951 If, if, if you were mine Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81297 7/20/1951 I've got the blues for my baby Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81298 7/20/1951 Trinidad Daddy Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81299 7/20/1951 The right kind of feeling Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81462 8/28/1951 Budd's boogie Joe Black and his Boogie Woogie Boys instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81463 8/28/1951 Lovely evening blues Joe Black and his Boogie Woogie Boys instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81464 8/28/1951 Tyree's boogie-1 Joe Black and his Boogie Woogie Boys instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81465 8/28/1951 Flag wavin' boogie Joe Black and his Boogie Woogie Boys instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Budd," accessed April 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105494.

Johnson, Budd. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105494.

"Johnson, Budd." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 April 2024.

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