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 (Results 26-41 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-41 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bothwell, Johnny," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200990.

Bothwell, Johnny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200990.

"Bothwell, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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

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