Johnny Bothwell

Johnny Bothwell (May 23, 1919 in Gary, Indiana – September 12, 1995 in Lakeland, Florida) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader.

Bothwell played in Chicago in 1940 and then moved to New York City, playing with Woody Herman (1943) and Sonny Dunham (1944–46). He was a key member and featured soloist of Boyd Raeburn's groups in 1944–45, and played with Gene Krupa in 1945. He formed his own groups between 1945 and 1949, and held a residency at the Tin Pan Alley Club in Chicago as well as in New York and Boston.

Bothwell gave up music after 1949 and moved to Miami, Florida. He owned a number of bands but did not return to playing for the rest of his life.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 23rd, 1919 (Gary), Died September 12th, 1995 (Lakeland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71498 10-in. 11/8/1943 The music stopped Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71499 10-in. 11/8/1943 Do nothin' till you hear from me-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71500 10-in. 11/8/1943 I couldn't sleep a wink last night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71501 10-in. 11/8/1943 By the river of the roses Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71502 10-in. 11/8/1943 Basie's basement-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71503 10-in. 11/8/1943 Who dat up there ? Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71626 10-in. 1/8/1944 Noah-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71627 10-in. 1/8/1944 I've got you under my skin-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71628 10-in. 1/8/1944 I get a kick out of you-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71629 10-in. 1/8/1944 I'll get by Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 110 10-in. 2/12/1945 I'll remember April Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 111 10-in. 2/12/1945 Street of dreams Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 112 10-in. 2/12/1945 Our delight Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 113 10-in. 2/12/1945 [Unknown title] Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 126 10-in. 1945 Laura Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 127 10-in. 1945 Lonely serenade Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 128 10-in. 1945 Ill wind Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 134 10-in. 1945 Seventh Avenue Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 135 10-in. 1945 John's other wife Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 136 10-in. 1945 The trouble with me is you Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 145 10-in. September 1945 Chelsea bridge Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 146 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 147 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 148 10-in. September 1945 I cover the waterfront Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 151 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 152 10-in. September 1945 Dear Max Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 153 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 189 10-in. 1945 22 steps from the corner Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 190 10-in. 1945 Strange feeling Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 231 10-in. 1946 Shh! The old man's sleeping Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 232 10-in. May 1946 From the land of the sky water Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 233 10-in. May 1946 My old flame Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 234 10-in. May 1946 My old flame Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 319 10-in. 1946 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 320 10-in. 1946 Ain't nowhere-1 Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 321 10-in. 1946 I'll close my eyes Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 322 10-in. 1946 I won't promise Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, vocalist  
Decca SRC 342 10-in. 1947 Gonna get a pin up girl Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 343 10-in. 1947 Dog patch boogie Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca SRC 344 10-in. 1947 Everything I have is yours Johnny Bothwell Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1403 10-in. 1/8/1944 Crying sands Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bothwell, Johnny," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200990.

Bothwell, Johnny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200990.

"Bothwell, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200990

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