Songs From The Heart:
The Johnny Hartman Discography


Compiled by Bryan J. Cuevas with Will Friedwald

Comments, questions, additions, corrections via e-mail to Will Friedwald

Most complete draft (January 3, 1997)

Special Thanks: Dan Singer, Bob Rice, Michael Cuscuna, Bob Porter


FIRST, LASTING AND ALWAYS

New York, December 1947

Danny Mendelson (string arrangements); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibes); Sanford Gold (piano); Carmen Mastren (guitar); John Simmons (bass); Cozy Cole (drum); unknown string section.

WHY MUST I BE TORMENTED?
WHAT'S TO BECOME OF ME?
JUST YOU, JUST ME
A WOMAN ALWAYS UNDERSTANDS
I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART
I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN
JUST A WEARYING FOR YOU
SOMETIME REMIND ME TO TELL YOU
THERE GOES MY HEART

Danny Mendelson (string arrangements); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Budd Johnson (tenor sax); Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibes); Sanford Gold (piano); Carmen Mastren (guitar); John Simmons (bass); Cozy Cole (drum); unknown string section.

WHY WAS I BORN?

All ten issued titles on
LP: Regent 6048 entitled JOHNNY HARTMAN SINGS
LP: Savoy SJL-1134
CD: Savoy Jazz ZDS-4405

Notes: There is no entry for Hartman in the index to Michael Ruppli's SAVOY DISCOGRAPHY, although he does list the titles on one of the original Regent 78s.


RADIO BROADCASTS (unreleased?)

Broadcast: Royal Roost, New York, October 2, 1948

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Dave Burns, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Jesse Tarrant, Bill Shepherd (trombone); John Brown, Ernie Henry (alto sax); James Moody, Joe Gayles (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James Forman (piano); Nelson Boyd (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Chano Pozo (conga).

I Should Care
Oop-Pop-a-Dah (vocal, DG & JH)

Notes on Royal Roost Broadcasts: Walter Bruyninckx, in SEVENTY YEARS OF RECORDED JAZZ, lists Hartman as being one of the voices on OOP-POP-A-DAH. To us, it seems unlikely that Hartman would have participated in a bop novelty number, but one never knows. All the Royal Roost items were probably recorded by, and currently reside in the collection of, Boris Rose (-wf).


Broadcast: Royal Roost, New York, October 9, 1948

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Dave Burns, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Jesse Tarrant, Bill Shepherd (trombone); John Brown, Ernie Henry (alto sax); James Moody, Joe Gayles (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James Forman (piano); Nelson Boyd (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Chano Pozo (conga).

S 'Posin'


Broadcast: Royal Roost, New York, October 16, 1948

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Dave Burns, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Jesse Tarrant, Bill Shepherd (trombone); John Brown, Ernie Henry (alto sax); James Moody, Joe Gayles (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James Forman (piano); Nelson Boyd (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Chano Pozo (conga).

Day By Day
Oop-Pop-a-Dah (vocal, DG & JH)
S 'Posin'


Broadcast: Royal Roost, New York, October 23, 1948

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Dinah Washington (vocal); Dave Burns, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Jesse Tarrant, Bill Shepherd (trombone); John Brown, Ernie Henry (alto sax); James Moody, Joe Gayles (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James Forman (piano); Nelson Boyd (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Chano Pozo (conga).

That Old Black Magic
Confess
S 'Posin'


PRIVATE RECORDINGS

Live Concert: Cornell University, November 5, 1948

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: probable personnel, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Benny Harris, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Andy Dureya, Sam Hurt, Rip Tarrant (trombone); John Brown (alto sax, vocal); Ernie Henry (alto sax); Joe Gayles, Budd Johnson (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James "Hen Gates" Forman (piano); Al McKibbon (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Sabu Martinez (conga).

They Say It's Wonderful
I Should Care
Lilette
S 'Posin'


SINGLES

Chicago, April 14, 1949

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: James Mundy (arrangements); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Benny Harris, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Andy Dureya, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (trombone); John Brown, Ernie Henry (alto sax); Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (tenor sax); Al Gibson (baritone); James Forman (piano, cello); Al McKibbon (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Sabu Martinez, Willie "Bobo" Guerra (conga).

D9VB473 I SHOULD CARE
78: Vic 20-3457

D9VB474 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
78: Vic 20-3481

Two issued titles on

LP: Bluebird 5785-2-RB (two LP set) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE: DIZZIEST
CD: Bluebird - catalogue number TK (single CD) - entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE: DIZZIEST
CD: Bluebird 66528-2 (two CD set, 1995) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE: THE COMPLETE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGS
TK: There may also be French RCA (black & white) LP issues (although the three Hartman vocals are NOT on the double LP JAZZ TRIBUNE set).


New York, July 6, 1949

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: James Mundy (arrangements); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Benny Harris, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Charles "Chuck" Greenlea, Sam Hurt, J.J. Johnson (trombone); John Brown, Ernie Henry (alto sax); Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (tenor sax); Al Gibson (baritone); James Forman (piano, cello); Al McKibbon (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Sabu Martinez, Willie "Bobo" Guerra (conga).

D9VB1795 IF LOVE IS TROUBLE
78: Vic 20-3538
LP: RCA (F)741095
LP: Bluebird 5785-2-RB (two LP set) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE: DIZZIEST
CD: Bluebird - catalogue number TK (single CD) - entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE: DIZZIEST
CD: Bluebird 66528-2 (two CD set, 1995) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE: THE COMPLETE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGS


No available information, probably New York, c. 1949

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: probable personnel, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Benny Harris, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Andy Dureya, Sam Hurt, Rip Tarrant (trombone); John Brown (alto sax, vocal); Ernie Henry (alto sax); Joe Gayles, Budd Johnson (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James "Hen Gates" Forman (piano); Al McKibbon (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Sabu Martinez (conga).

I SHOULD CARE
45: Vic 2921

SWEDISH SUITE
45: Vic 2921


No available information, probably New York, c. 1949

DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: probable personnel, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Benny Harris, Willie Cook, Elmon Wright (trumpet); Andy Dureya, Sam Hurt, Rip Tarrant (trombone); John Brown (alto sax, vocal); Ernie Henry (alto sax); Joe Gayles, Budd Johnson (tenor sax); Cecil Payne (baritone); James "Hen Gates" Forman (piano); Al McKibbon (bass); Teddy Stewart (drum); Sabu Martinez (conga).

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
45: Vic 2940


New York, July 1949

Jimmy Carroll's Orchestra: no information except Johnny Hartman (vocal); Bobby Tucker (piano).

CLOSE YOUR EYES
78: Merc 8141

S 'POSIN'
78: Merc 8141

EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON YOU
78: Merc 8149

GOODBYE
78: Merc 8149


New York, August 1949

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Erroll Garner (piano); Leonard Gaskin (bass); Charles Smith (drum).

EASY TO REMEMBER
78: Merc 8152; 2952 (?)
Anthology CD: Verve 840 946

HOME
78: Merc 8152; 2953 (?)

SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
78: Merc 5378

REMEMBER
78: Merc 5378
Anthology CD: Verve TK berlin collection (1996)

Verve 840 946 entitled JAZZ ROUND MIDNIGHT - CHANTEURS (1991)


New York, May 2, 1950

George Williams Orchestra: Johnny Hartman (vocal); Bernie Kaufman, Hymie Schertzer, Babe Russin (reeds); Art Ralston (baritone); Eddie Brown (oboe); Octavio Desano (french horn); Stan Freeman (piano); Tony Gattuso (guitar); Phil Stevens (bass); Jimmy Crawford (drum).

Nightingale
Only For You
Six p.m.
Nobody's Got It Better

Note: Recorded for Apollo records. Catalogue numbers, or even if the four sides were ever issued, not known (-wf).


New York, May 21, 1951

NORMAN LEYDEN ORCHESTRA: Norman Leyden (conductor); Johnny Hartman (vocal); C. Genduso, R. Weinstein, Bernie Privin (trumpet); R. Dupont, F. Giardina (trombone); Hymie Shertzer, Milt Yaner, Art Drelinger, Paul Ricci (saxophone); M. Gold (piano); T. Kay (guitar); H. Patent (bass); Terry Snyder (drums); Bunny Shawker (bongos).

E1-VB-2156 OUT OF THE NIGHT 3:00
78: Vic 22-0132-B; 45: Vic 50-0132-A

E1-VB-2157 WORRY BIRD 2:40
78: Vic 22-0132-A; 45: Vic 50-0132-B

Note: an addition to the original RCA Victor recording page indicates that there is a choir on these two titles. (-wf)


New York, August 6, 1951

NORMAN LEYDEN ORCHESTRA & CHOIR: Norman Leyden (conductor); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Chris Griffin, Mike McMickle, Joseph Ferrante (trumpet); Henry Singer, Irv Dinkin (trombone); Murray Williams, Sid Cooper, Art Drellinger, Romeo Penque (saxophone); Stanley Kraft, Harry Melnikoff, Raoul Poliakin, Maurice Hershaft, Max Weiser, Earl Cornwell (violin); George Grossman, Henry Brynan (viola); Dennis Vaughan (piano); Art Ryerson (guitar); Homer Mensch (bass); Bunny Shawker (drums); Martin Grupp (bongos).

E1-VB-2950 I'M AFRAID 2:38
78: Vic 20-4349-B; 45: Vic 47-4349-B

E1-VB-2951 WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2:32
78: Vic 20-4349-A; 45: Vic 47-4349-A

E1-VB-2952 I RAN ALL THE WAY HOME 3:04
78: Vic 20-4254-A; 45: Vic 47-4254-A

E1-VB-2953 LEMME GO 2:15
78: Vic 20-4254-B; 45: Vic 47-4254-B

Note: strings apparently used on first two numbers only (check, if possible), bongos used on first one or two numbers only?


New York, September 25, 1951

PEREZ PRADO ORCHESTRA: Perez Prado (leader); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Al De Risi, James Nottingham, Jack Mootz, Mike Shain, Roger Mozian (trumpet); Humberto Gelabert (trombone); George Furman, Toni Farina (alto sax); Joe D'Addario (tenor sax); Irv Greenberg (baritone); Mike Cardona (bass); Sonny Rivera (drums); Chino Pozo (bongos); Paquito Sosa (maracas); Ramon Santamaria (congas).

E1-FB-3644 WILD 2:40
78: Vic 20-4433-B-A; 45: Vic 47-4433-A

E1-FB-3645 Safari 2:50
78: Vic 20-4433-A (withdrawn); 45: Vic 47-4433-A (withdrawn)

Note: As indicated below, Hartman re-recorded his vocal on "Safari" on November 6, 1951. However, the Victor file sheets indicate that the 78 & 45 releases of both Hartman / Prado tunes were withdrawn and never re-released. (-bc/wf). (Prado also recorded two additional tunes on this date, using Latin vocalists in place of Hartman.)


New York, November 6, 1951

JOHNNY HARTMAN WITH PEREZ PRADO AND HIS ORCHESTRA

E1-FB-3645 1R/1AR Safari 2:49

Note: "-1R-1AR made by adding vocal chorus to -1 take." See note for previous session above. Again, it's a mystery if either side was ever issued.


New York, February 18, 1952

HOWARD BIGGS ORCHESTRA & CHOIR: Howard Biggs (leader); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Bernie Privin (trumpet); Claude Jones, Tyree Glenn (trombone); Eddie Barefield, Budd Johnson, Joe Thomas, Art Drellinger (saxophone); Billy Taylor (piano); S. Malone (guitar); Billy Taylor (bass); Kansas Fields (drums); choir personnel (on first title only) unknown.

E2-CB-5630 LIFT EV'RY VOICE AND SING 3:00
78/45: Vic (?)

E2-CB-5631 BLACK SHADOWS 2:57
78: Vic 20-4637-B; 45: Vic 47-4637-B

E2-CB-5632 I FEEL LIKE CRYING 3:08
78: Vic 20-4637-A; 45: Vic 47-4637-A

Note: LIFT EV'RY VOICE AND SING appears to have been re-recorded on April 30, 1952 (see below for full details). I FEEL LIKE CRYING remade March 3, 1952. Also, to the best of our knowledge, this may be the only session to involve both Billy Taylors, the former Ellington bassist and the future CBS jazz correspondent. (-bc/wf).


New York, March 3, 1952

HOWARD BIGGS ORCHESTRA: Howard Biggs (leader); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Dick Vance, Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph (trumpet); Claude Jones, Tyree Glenn (trombone); E. Barefield, Joe Thomas, Budd Johnson, Art Drellinger (saxophone); Bill Doggett (piano); J. Cannady (guitar); Abie Baker (bass); K. Martin (drums).

E2-VB-5632 2/2A I feel like crying 2:58
78/45 (see Vic 20-4637-A)

E2-VB-5663 1/1A Don't talk darling 3:10
78/45: Vic (?)

E2-VB-5664 1/1A Stormy afternoon 2:40
78/45: Vic (?)

Note: The Victor file sheets do not list any issues for any of these three titles.


New York, April 30, 1952

HOWARD BIGGS ORCHESTRA & CHOIR: Howard Biggs (conductor); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Taft Jordan, Bernie Privin, Irv Randolph (trumpet); Claude Jones, Henderson Chambers (trombone); Eddie Barefield, Budd Johnson (saxophone); Jack Fulton, Art Drellinger (sax, flute); Billy Taylor (piano); Abie Baker (bass); G. Johnson, C. Smith (drums); H. Ferguson, G. DeNard, R. Boggs, A. Boatener, B. Divigard, B. Morgan, M. Goodis, G. Rogers, F. DeNard, J. Slade, L. Hirst, G. Drake, J. Farmer, J. James (choir).

E2-VB-6136 1/1A LIFT EV'RY VOICE AND SING 3:10
78: Vic 20-4767-A; 45: Vic 47-4767-A

E2-VB-6137 1/1A BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC 2:52
78: Vic 20-5003-A; 45: Vic 47-5003-A


New York, May 14, 1952

HOWARD BIGGS ORCHESTRA & CHOIR: Howard Biggs (leader); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Lamar Wright, Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph (trumpet); Claude Jones, Henderson Chambers, George Matthews (trombone); Jack Greenberg, Milt Yaner, Romeo Penque, Artie Drellinger (saxophone); Bill Doggett (piano); Everett Barksdale (guitar); Abie Baker (bass); Charlie Smith (drums); Lila Spaeth, Bernadine Reed, Joyce DeYount, Francine Carroll, Miriam Walker, Blanche Divigard, Jack Allison, James Farmer, Marvin Goodis, Gabe Drake, Ralph Brewster, Lou Hurst (choir).

E2-VB-6346 1 THERE IS A WAY 3:10
78: Vic 20-4767-B; 45: Vic 47-4767-B

E2-VB-6347 1/1A MY TASK 3:10
78: Vic 20-5003-B; 45: Vic 47-5003-B


SONGS FROM THE HEART

New York, 1956

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Howard McGhee (trumpet); Ralph Sharon (piano); Jay Cave (bass); Christy Febbo (drum).

WHAT IS THERE TO SAY 2:49

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 2:49

I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY 2:24

WE'LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN 3:02

DOWN IN THE DEPTHS 2:56
DOWN IN THE DEPTHS (alternate take) 2:56

THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE ME 2:34
THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE ME (alternate take) 2:39

I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU 2:30

I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU (alternate take) 2:37

WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE 3:09

I'LL REMEMBER APRIL 3:09
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL (alternate take) 3:39

I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME 3:28
I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME (alternate take) 4:06

SEPTEMBER SONG 3:50
SEPTEMBER SONG (alternate take) 3:55

MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT 3:06

All takes (master and alternate) on CD: Bethlehem Jazz 20-30122

All 12 master takes on LP: Bethlehem BCP 43.
CD: BR-5005/BCP-43 (British); Charly 116 (British);
33CY-1643 (Japan).


ALL OF ME

New York, November 1956

Ernie Wilkins Orchestra: Ernie Wilkins (arrangements); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Ernie Royal, Howard McGhee (trumpet); Frank Rehak (trombone); Anthony Ortega (alto sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Jerome Richardson (tenor sax, flute); Danny Bank (baritone); Hank Jones (piano); Milt Hinton (bass); Osie Johnson (drum).

BLUE SKIES
"13" BLUE SKIES (alternate take) 3:25

BIRTH OF THE BLUES
45: Bethlehem 6014
"1" BIRTH OF THE BLUES (alternate take) 3:25

I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
"2" I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU (alternate take) 3:24

ALL OF ME
"3" ALL OF ME (alternate take) 2:25

Ernie Wilkins Orchestra: Frank Hunter (arrangements); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Ernie Royal, Howard McGhee (trumpet); Frank Rehak (trombone); Anthony Ortega (alto sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Jerome Richardson (tenor sax, flute); Danny Bank (baritone); Hank Jones (piano); Milt Hinton (bass); Osie Johnson (drum).

WHILE WE'RE YOUNG

STELLA BY STARLIGHT

I'LL FOLLOW YOU
45: Bethlehem 6014

I COULD MAKE YOU CARE

THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR

TENDERLY

THE LAMP IS LOW

I CONCENTRATE ON YOU

All takes (master and alternate) on CD: Bethlehem Jazz 30032

All twelve master takes titles on LP: Bethlehem BCP6014.
CD: BR-5025/BCP-6014 (Great Britain); 33CY-1643 (Japan).


JUBILEE SINGLE

No available information, probably New York, c. 1956

Frank Hunter Orchestra: no details except Johnny Hartman (vocal); Bernie Glow (trumpet).

WORLD WAS MINE
45: Jubilee 5193

I'LL STEP ASIDE
45: Jubilee 5193


ABC SINGLE

No available information, c. 1956-1957

O.B. Masingill Orchestra (?): no details.

BYE BABY BYE
45: ABC 9870
TEACH ME HOW TO CRY
45: ABC 9870

Note: A and B side single included on Will's tape. From the film Eighteen and Anxious, 1957 (-bc).


AND I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU

No available information, probably New York, c. Early 1959

"Orchestra conducted by Rudy Traylor"

chamber group: rhythm section with three or four woodwinds (doubling saxophones where indicated) plus rhythm.

MAM'SELLE
TO EACH HIS OWN
ALONE
LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY (english or french horn?)
I SHOULD CARE
LITTLE GIRL BLUE
BUT BEAUTIFUL
THERE'S A LULL IN MY LIFE (bassoon or french horn?)

Woodwind players (presumably) double on saxophones:

SUNDAY
AFTER YOU'VE GONE

HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
anthology CD: Blue Note (Capitol Jazz) 80506

I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU

All twelve issued titles on:
LP: Roost SLP-2232
CD: Fresh Sounds FSR-CD 35.
Forthcoming on CD from Blue Note (1997).

Note: This may also have come out on a Fresh Sounds LP.

Blue Note 80506 entitled THE GREAT JAZZ VOCALISTS SING THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK.


Johnny Hartman with the Andrew Hill Quartet

Details from Tom Lord

St. Louis, Summer, 1961

SOMEBODY LOVES ME
STELLA BY STARLIGHT
YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS
MISTY

All four vocals (and an additional two instrumentals, ANDREW GROOVES and ANDREW GROOVES II) on LP: VGM 0011


JOHN COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMAN

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, March 7, 1963

John Coltrane Quartet: John Coltrane (tenor sax); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (bass); Elvin Jones (drum); Johnny Hartman (vocal).

11400 THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL

11401 LUSH LIFE
compilation LP: ?
CD: Impulse! 107
anthology CD: ASH9306-2; GRP 9748; Impulse! 8026

11402 MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE
compilation LP: ?
CD: Impulse! 107
compilation CD: Impulse! GRD 3119 (3-CD box)

11403 AUTUMN SERENADE

11404 DEDICATED TO YOU

11405 Afro-Blue (unissued)

11406 YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL
anthology CD: Impulse! (GRP-MCA) 101; Rhino 71505

Six issued titles on
LP: Impulse A-40/AS-40.
CD: MCAD-5661/JVC-466
CD: GRP Impulse! GRD 157

CD: GRP 9748 entitled BALLADEERS.
CD: Impulse! 101 entitled IMPULSE! JAZZ - A 30 YEAR CELEBRATION (1991)
CD: Impulse! 107 entitled THE GENTLE SIDE OF JOHN COLTRANE (TK need CD: original 1975 LP number)
CD: Impulse! 8026 entitled THE IMPULSE COLLECTION VOL. ONE (1988)
CD: Impulse! 3119 entitled A JOHN COLTRANE RETROSPECTIVE (3-CD box, 1992)
CD: Rhino 71505 entitled THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITERS, VOL. THREE: RODGERS & HART.

Notes: The excellent, book-length discography JOHN COLTRANE: A DISCOGRAPHY AND MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY by Yasuhiro Fujioka with Lewis Porter and Yoh-ichi Hamada (Scarecrow Press/Institute of Jazz Studies, 1995) includes many more details on this album than it makes sense to reiterate here. One salient point, however, is that three tunes, THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL, MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE and YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL, were originally recorded without Coltrane, who overdubbed his tenor parts later on. According to Michael Cuscuna, who produced the most recent (and definitive) CD edition of this album (GRP Impulse! GRD 157), Coltrane overdubbed some additional tenor sax obligati at a later date. Also, according to Michael Cuscuna, this current release includes all the obligatos that Coltrane laid down, at all sessions. For years, rumor has it that later LP pressings of this album (from the '70s perhaps) use slightly different takes, but this is not confirmed by Fujioka, who seems to have examined every release.


I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO

Core rhythm section on both dates, all tracks: Hank Jones (piano); Milt Hinton (bass); Elvin Jones (drums).

New York, October 9, 1963

Core rhythm section (as above) plus Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax); Jim Hall (guitar).

CHARADE

IF I'M LUCKY

New York, October 17, 1963

Core rhythm section (as above) plus Kenny Burrell (guitar).

OUR TIME

IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
anthology CD: GRP 9748

SLEEPIN' BEE

Core rhythm section (as above) plus Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax).

DON'T YOU KNOW I CARE

STAIRWAY TO THE STARS

DON'T CALL IT LOVE

Core rhythm section (as above) only.

I JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO
anthology CD: Impulse! (GRP) 8028

HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE IN LOVE

KISS AND RUN

All eleven issued titles on
LP: Impulse! A-57/AS-57
CD: MCAD-39105 (1988)
CD: GRP Impulse! IMPD-176

CD: GRP 9748 entitled BALLADEERS.
CD: Impulse! (GRP) 8028 entitled THE FEELING OF JAZZ: THE BEST OF IMPULSE! VOL. TWO

NOTE: The ABC Paramount master listing includes only the following information "10/9/63, Impulse, Johnny Hartman, 931, 932, 933."


THE VOICE THAT IS!

New York, September 22, 1964

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Hank Jones (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Richard Davis (bass); Osie Johnson (drum).

90169 MY SHIP
90170 THE MORE I SEE YOU
9017 THESE FOOLISH THINGS
9017 WALTZ FOR DEBBIE
90174 IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND

New York, September 24, 1964

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Dick Hafer (reeds); Phil Kraus (marimba); Bob Hammer (piano, arrangements); Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins (guitar); Richard Davis (bass); Osie Johnson (drum); Willie Rodriquez (percussion).

90179 THE DAY THE WORLD STOPPED
90180 A SLOW HOT WIND
90181 FUNNY WORLD
90183 LET ME LOVE YOU
90184 SUNRISE, SUNSET

All eleven issued titles on
LP: Impulse A-74/AS-74
CD: GRD-144


UNFORGETTABLE SONGS BY JOHNNY HARTMAN

All three sessions arranged and conducted by Gerald Wilson.

United Recorders, Los Angeles, February 15, 1966, 2:00PM-5:00PM.

Jules Chaikin, Frederick Hill, Melvin Moore, Bud A. Brisbois, Al Porcino (trumpets); Michael Barone, John Ewing, Lester Robertson, Ernie Tack (trombones); Harold Land, Anthony Ortega, Teddy Edwards, Curtis Amy [tenors], Jack Nimitz [baritone] (Note: the reed players probably double on other saxophones.); Michael Melvoin (piano); Jimmy Bond Jr. (bass); Herb Ellis (guitar), Stan Levey (drums).

13060 ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
13061 ONCE IN AWHILE
13062 ISN'T IT ROMANTIC
13063 OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY

United Recorders, Los Angeles, February 17, 1966, 8:00PM-11:00PM.

Personnel same as previous session, except that John Gray (guitar) replaces Ellis and Ray Brown (bass) replaces Bond.

13064 THE MORE I SEE YOU
13065 WHAT DO I OWE HER?

13066 BIDIN' MY TIME
Anthology CD: Rhino 71503

13067 DOWN IN THE DEPTHS

United Recorders, Los Angeles, February 18, 1966, 8:00PM-11:00PM.

Vinny Gill, Wilbert Nuttycomb, Jerome Reisler, John Vidusich, Betty Marks, Leonard Malarsky, George Poole, Daryl Terwilliger, [violins], Samuel Boghossian, Alvin Rinkin [violas], Joseph Ditullio, Emmett Sargeant [cellos]; Michael Melvoin (piano); Jimmy Bond Jr. (bass); Dennis Budimir (guitar), Stan Levey (drums). Jules Chaikin (contractor only, no trumpet).

13068 FOOLS RUSH IN
13069 THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
13070 UNFORGETTABLE
13071 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

All twelve issued titles on
LP: ABC-Paramount ABC-574/ABCS-574
CD: GRP Impulse! IMPD-152 entitled JOHNNY HARTMAN: UNFORGETTABLE

Rhino 71503 is an anthology entitled GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITERS, VOLUME 1: GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN.


I LOVE EVERYBODY

Western Recorders, Los Angeles, September 27, 1966, 8PM-12AM

Arranged and conducted by Jack Pleis: James Getzoff, Marshall Sosson, Victor Arno, Leonard Malarsky, Arnold Belnick, Betty Marks, Erno Neufeld, Wilbert Nuttycomb [violins], Gareth Nuttycomb, Samuel Boghossian [violas], Anne Goodman, Harold Schnier [cellos]; Dave Grusin (piano & keyboards); Tommy Tedesco, Dennis Budimir (guitars), Melvin Pollan (bass guitar); Max Bennett (bass); Alvin Stoller (drums & percussion). Eight voice choir.

13584 IF I HAD YOU
13585 I COVER THE WATERFRONT
13586 AS YOU DESIRE ME
13587 WHEN I GET THE TIME
13588 GOODBYE, GOODBYE
13589 GO AWAY

Western Recorders, Los Angeles, September 28, 1966, 8PM-11:30PM

Arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson: Oliver Mitchell, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli (trumpets); Billy Byers, Michael J. Barone (trombones); Bill Hood [baritone], Gabriel Baltazar [alto], William E. Green, Plas Johnson [tenors] (Note: some of the reed players probably double on other saxophones.); Michael Melvoin (piano); Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts (guitars); Joe Mondragon (bass); Shelly Manne (drums); James R. Lockert (percussion). Jules Chaikin (contractor)

13590 TODAY I LOVE EVERYBODY
13591 T'AIN'T NO NEED
13592 FOR THE WANT OF A KISS
13593 GIRL TALK
13594 OLD BLACK MAGIC [see NOTE 5]

All five titles from September 28 session on
CD: GRP Impulse! IMPD-152 entitled JOHNNY HARTMAN: UNFORGETTABLE

All eleven issued titles on LP: ABC-Paramount ABC-576/ABCS-576.

NOTES:

(1) The Pleis tracks (September 27) are on side one of 576 and the Nelson tracks (September 28) are all on side two.

(2) In Patricia Willard's notes on ABC-576, a small audience was present in the studio on September 28, 1966, and, indeed, there is applause before and after most tracks on side two. Also like a live performance, the side two tracks appear on the album in the same order that they were recorded. However, in 1996, Ms. Willard said that this was merely a trick of Bob Thiele's to cover up an defect in the recording. No audience was actually present with Hartman, the audience noises were overdubbed later.

(3) The last track is a version of OLD BLACK MAGIC in which Hartman interjects two folk songs, the calypso MATILDA and the Yiddish GREENA COUSINA. According to Ms. Willard, the interjections were performed spontaneously. According to Mr. Hartman, "Sammy Davis Jr. don't even know" GREENA COUSINA, which he sings here in Yiddish.

(4) Lastly, Bob Thiele is credited as producer of all five Impulse! and ABC Hartman albums (-wf).


HARTMAN MEETS HINO / TRANE'S FAVORITES / FOR TRANE

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Terumasa Hino (trumpet), Mikio Masuda (piano); Yoshio Ikeda (bass); Motohiko Hino (drums).

Tokyo, November 29, 1972

THE NEARNESS OF YOU
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

FLY ME TO THE MOON
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728

I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

S'POSIN'
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728

ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

MY FUNNY VALENTINE
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

same day (see note), Hino out. Hartman and rhythm section (Mikio Masuda (piano); Yoshio Ikeda (bass); Motohiko Hino (drums) only.

SUMMERTIME
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88109
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU?
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88109
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88107 entitled HARTMAN MEETS HINO
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88109 entitled HARTMAN SINGS TRANE'S FAVORITES
CD?: Toshiba-EMI (J) TOCT-5728 entitled HARTMAN MEETS HINO (?)
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3 entitled FOR TRANE (1996)

NOTE: Tom Lord's THE JAZZ DISCOGRAPHY claims that Hartman recorded SUMMERTIME and WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU along with the rest of the TRANE'S FAVORITES album, on December 1, 1972. Michael Cuscuna, in the notes to the FOR TRANE CD, says that they were from the November session, which makes more sense, seeing as they use the same rhythm section as the HARTMAN MEETS HINO album.


TRANE'S FAVORITE / FOR TRANE

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Masahiko Kikuchi (piano); Yoshio Suzuki (bass); Hiroshi Murakami (drums).

VIOLETS FOR YOUR FURS
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

MY FAVORITE THINGS
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

GREENSLEEVES

NATURE BOY
CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3

ON A CLEAR DAY

All five titles on:
LP: Capitol (J) ECP-88109 entitled HARTMAN SINGS TRANE'S FAVORITES

CD: Blue Note CDP 8 353436 2 3 entitled FOR TRANE (1996)

NOTE: Regarding the two other songs on FOR TRANE (SUMMERTIME and WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU) see the note for the previous session, above.


TODAY

New York, 1972

Johnny Hartman (vocal); no details except Boo Frazier (producer); George Coleman, Earl May, Herman Foster, Roland Prince, Billy Higgins.

BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX
DIDN'T WE
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW
SUMMER WIND
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT
FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL
WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
I'VE GOT TO BE ME

All nine issued titles on LP: Perception PLP-30


THE MANY MOODS OF JOHNNY HARTMAN

Record Plant, New York, May 17, 1976

Arranged and conducted by Fred Norman, produced and composed by Gene Novello. Orchestra personnel (brass, reeds, rhythm, synthesized strings?) unknown.

SUZANNE
45: Musicor 6302

WHEN
THAT'S WHAT MAKES A HOUSE A HOME
ORNERY LITTLE CRITTUR
IF I COULD SEE YOU AGAIN
HELLO MRS. JONES
I'VE ONLY MYSELF TO BLAME
STARTING NOW

All eight selections on
LP?: Musicor 2502
CD: USA Music Group USA CD-910 (1996).

Note: The cover to the CD states "previously unissued album," however Tom Lord's JAZZ RECORDS lists a previous issue of Musicor 2502. In addition, one track, SUZANNE, was issued on both sides of a special promotional 45, circa 1976.


LIVE RECORDING

"Summertime Club", Tokyo, October 13, 1977

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Roland Hanna (piano); George Mraz (bass).

FEELINGS
THE WAY WE WERE
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
LITTLE GIRL BLUE
SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY
SUMMERTIME
S 'POSIN'
MY FOOLISH HEART
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER

All nine titles issued on LP: Trio PAP-0096 (Japan)

Note: Neither BJC nor WF has ever seen this LP, although it's listed in Bruyninckx. Michael Cuscuna raises the possibility that there may be another live album issued only in Japan.


ONCE IN EVERY LIFE

New York, August 11, 1980

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute); Joe Wilder (trumpet, flugelhorn); Al Gafa (guitar); Billy Taylor (piano); Victor Gaskin (bass); Keith Copeland (drum).

EASY LIVING
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012

WAVE
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

BY MYSELF
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

FOR ALL WE KNOW
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012

WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?
45: Bee Hive unnumbered promo
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

I COULD WRITE A BOOK
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
LP: Bee Hive BH 01
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

Hartman (vocal) accompanied by Gafa (guitar) only.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG
45: Bee Hive unnumbered promo
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012

NOBODY HOME
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259

45: "Bee Hive unnumbered promo" was distributed to radio stations only.
LP: Bee Hive BH-7012 entitled ONCE IN EVERY LIFE
LP: Bee Hive BH 01 entitled THE Bee Hive SESSIONS - UNISSUED TUNES, VOL. 1
CD: Malpaso / Warner Bros. 46259 entitled REMEMBERING MADISON COUNTY. It consists of seven tunes by Hartman (including six tunes from the LP and one previously unissued) as above, and three piano instrumentals by Ahmad Jamal.


THIS ONE'S FOR TEDI

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 23, 1980

Johnny Hartman (vocal); Tony Monte (piano and arrangements); Chris Connor (bass); Lorne Lofsky (guitar); Craig "Buff" Allen (drum).

THAT'S ALL
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU
WAIT TILL YOU SEE HER
MISS OTIS REGRETS
THEN I'LL BE TIRED OF YOU
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM
THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN

All ten issued titles on
LP: Audiophile AP-181
CD: Audiophile ACD-181


LOCAL PBS-TV BROADCAST

"Sketches in Jazz", Charlotte, South Carolina, c. 1980

Rosemary Clooney and Johnny Hartman (vocal); Loonis McGlohon (piano); David Powell (bass); Bill Stowell (drums).

The Wind of May (vocal, RC)
Did You (vocal, RC)
Tired of Wearing Cardboard in My Shoes (vocal, JH)
Nobody's Home (vocal, JH)
Blackberry Winter (vocal, RC)

Note: All tunes are original compositions by McGlohon. Video in the collection of Hal Miller (-wf).


PBS TELEVISION BROADCAST

"All-time American Songbook with Dinah Shore", 1982

Dinah Shore (emcee, vocal); Johnny Hartman (vocal); Bobby Short (vocal); musical personnel unknown.

I Get a Kick Out of You
Little Girl Blue
Sophisticated Lady
Body and Soul

Note: This discography includes only the songs sung by Hartman (-bc).


April 1983: "Johnny Hartman has signed with Stash Records to do an album of songs by Harold Arlen." (Variety) According to Bernard Brightman, President of Stash Records, this is indeed true, however, Mr. Hartman died a short time after this announcement.


Recordings Without Information

circa 1960's (?)

NO TEARS TOMORROW
45: Herald 522

YOU GOTTA BELIEVE
45: Herald 522

ALSO VGM 0011

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