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.

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 106 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 of 106 records)

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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