Plas Johnson

Plas John Johnson Jr. (born July 21, 1931) is an American soul-jazz and hard bop tenor saxophonist, probably most widely known as the tenor saxophone soloist on Henry Mancini’s "The Pink Panther Theme". He also performs on alto and baritone sax as well as various flutes and clarinets.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 21st, 1931 (Donaldsonville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1959 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 11428 3/13/1959 The birth of the blues Earl Grant instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11429 3/13/1959 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid Earl Grant instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11430 3/13/1959 My heart reminds me Earl Grant instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11431 3/25/1959 House of bamboo Earl Grant instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11432 3/13/1959 Gee bay, ain't I good to you? Earl Grant instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11433 3/13/1959 The birth of the blues Earl Grant instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12031 4/6/1960 Green eyes Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12032 4/6/1960 March of the Bob Cats Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12033 4/6/1960 Frenesi Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12034 4/6/1960 Woodchopper's ball Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12035 4/6/1960 Alone together Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12036 4/8/1960 Me and my shadow Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12037 4/8/1960 Sometimes I'm happy Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 12038 4/8/1960 Let's dance Pete Fountain instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Plas," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323887.

Johnson, Plas. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323887.

"Johnson, Plas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323887

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