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MG-20322: Walkin' / Buddy Johnson and his Orchestra

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG20322A-1    FF
SIDE-B MG20322B-1    FF



Comments

“III” stamped both on the label and the back side of the cover : maybe a 2nd issue in the late 1950s - early 1960s.

Inside The Groove

A great R&B Jump-style orchestra sound.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Buddy Johnson, a famous R&B bigband leader and a piano player, left several albums and singles in the middle 1950s. This is one of them. His sound is not so aggressive as Louis Jordan, but it really rocks and rolls. Great Jump music.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 15454-1 Rockin' Time (Courthey Williams) 2:27
A-2 15455-8 They Don't Want Me To Rock No More (Buddy Johnson) 2:27
A-3 10541-5 There's No One Like You (Buddy Johnson) 3:04
A-4 14486-5 Rock On! (Buddy Johnson) 2:30
A-5 9919 Ain't Cha Got Me (Where You Want Me) (Buddy Johnson) 2:46
A-6 W521-11 Buddy's Boogie (Buddy Johnson) 2:38
SIDE-B
B-1 14483-4 Oh! Baby Don't You Know (Buddy Johnson) 2:21
B-2 14484 You'd Better Believe Me (Buddy Johnson) 2:41
B-3 14485 You're Everything My Heart Desires (Buddy Johnson) -
B-4 11966-12 So Good (Buddy Johnson) 2:25
B-5 11073 Bitter Sweet (Gil Askey) 2:44
B-6 11967-9 Gone Walkin' (Courthey Williams) 2:52

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-5:
Buddy Johnson (p) and his Orchestra, possibly including:
Willis Nelson (tp), Frank Royal (tp), Andrew Wood (tp), Steve Pulliam (tb), Julius Watson (tb),
Harold Minerve (as), Dave Van Dyke (ts), Purvis Henson (ts), Teddy Conyers (bs),
Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (g), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Sims (ds), Nolan Lewis (vo).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL on July 1953.

A-3:
Buddy Johnson (p) and his Orchestra, possibly including:
Ricky Harper (tp), Willis Nelson (tp), Andrew Wood (tp), Steve Pulliam (tb), Julius Watson (tb),
Harold Minerve (as), Purvis Henson (ts), Dave Van Dyke (ts), Teddy Conyers (bs),
Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (g), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Simms (ds), Nolan Lewis (vo).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on May 19, 1954.

B-5:
Buddy Johnson (p) and his Orchestra, possibly including:
Ricky Harper (tp), Willis Nelson (tp), Andrew Wood (tp), Steve Pulliam (tb), Julius Watson (tb),
Harold Minerve (as), Johnny Burdine (ts), Purvis Henson (ts), Teddy Conyers (bs),
Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (g), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Simms (ds), Nolan Lewis (vo).
Recorded in New York City on December 15, 1954.

B-4, B-6:
Buddy Johnson (p) and his Orchestra, including:
Gil Askey (tp), Andrew Wood (tp), Slide Hampton (tb),
Harold Minerve (as), Johnny Burdine (ts), Purvis Henson (ts),
Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Sims (ds), Ella Johnson (vo on B-4).
Recorded in New York City on August 15, 1955.

A-6:
Buddy Johnson (p, vo) and his Orchestra, possibly including:
Gil Askey (tp), Courtney Williams (tp), Wallace Wilson (tp), Andrew Wood (tp),
Ed Burke (tb), Slide Hampton (tb), Haleen Rasheed (tb),
Harold Minerve (as), Teddy Small (as), John Burdine (ts), Purvis Henson (ts), Maxwell Lucas (bs),
Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (g), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Simms (ds),
Recorded in New York City, March 28, 1956.

A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3:
Buddy Johnson (p, vo) and his Orchestra, possibly including:
Gil Askey (tp), Coutney Williams (tp), Wallace Wilson (tp), Andrew Wood (tp),
Ed Burke (tb), Slide Hampton (tb), Haleen Rasheed (tb),
Harold Minerve (as), Teddy Small (as), Johnny Burdine (ts), Purvis Henson (ts), Maxwell Lucas (bs),
Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (g), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Sims (ds),
The Bee Jays (vo on B-1), Ella Johnson (vo on B-2), Floyd Ryland (vo on B-3).
Recorded in New York City on January 3, 1957.

A-1, A-2:
Buddy Johnson (p) and his Orchestra, possibly including: Courtney Williams (tp), Slide Hampton (tb), Harold Minerve (as), Purvis Henson (ts), Maxwell Lucas (bs),
Lord Westbrook (g), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Sims (ds), Ella Johnson (vo on A-2).
Recorded in New York City on June 24, 1957.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Buddy Johnson (leader, p) :
  • Mercury MG-20209 : Rock 'N Roll (reissue of MGW-12005)
  • Mercury MG-20322 : Walkin'
  • Mercury MG-20330 / SR-60072 : Buddy Johnson Wails
  • Mercury MG-20347 : Swing Me
  • Wing MGW-12005 : Rock 'N Roll
  • Wing MGW-12111 : Rock 'N Roll Stage Show (reissue of MGW-12005 / MG-20209)
  • Wing MGW-12234 / SR-16234 : Buddy Johnson Wails (reissue of MG-20330 / SR-60072)

related information






Jackets

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[MG-20322 FRONT] [MG-20322 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20322 A] [MG-20322 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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