JOHNNY LYTLE 

A DISCOGRAPHY
presented by douglas payne

BLUE VIBES
Johnny Lytle
New York City: June 16, 1960

Milt Harris (org); Albert "Tootie" Heath (d); Johnny Lytle (vib).  

a. Blue Vibes  
b. Over The Rainbow           
c. For Heaven's Sake           

d. Movin' Nicely 
e. Autumn Leaves
f. Mister Strudel 
g. Canadian

Issues: a-g on Jazzland JLP-22 (mono), Jazzland JLP-922 (stereo).
Samplers: a on Jazzland JLP-1001 (mono), Jazzland JLP-91001 (stereo) titled JAZZLAND - THE STARS OF JAZZ 1961 and Kent (E) CDKEND150 [CD] titled MO' MOD JAZZ.


HAPPY GROUND
Johnny Lytle
New York City: March 23, 1961

Milt Harris (org); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib).  

a. Lela
b. Take The "A" Train           
c. Secret Love 
d. When I Fall In Love
e. Tag Along           
f. It's All Right With Me           

g. Happy Ground           
h. My Funny Valentine

Issues: a-h on Jazzland JLP-44 (mono), Jazzland JLP-922 (stereo), Riverside 9470.
Samplers: h on Riverside RM-3514 (mono), Riverside RS-93514 (stereo) titled GREAT JAZZ ARTISTS PLAY COMPOSITIONS OF RICHARD RODGERS and Murray Hill S52321 titled GREAT ARTISTS PLAY THE MUSIC OF GREAT COMPOSERS.
 


NICE AND EASY
The Soulful Vibes Of Johnny Lytle
New York City: January 29, 1962

Johnny Griffin (ts); Bobby Timmons (p); Sam Jones (b); Louis Hayes (d); Johnny Lytle (vib).

a. But Not For Me (Gershwin/Gershwin)
b. Soul Time (Bobby Timmons)
c. That's All (Roy Haynes)
d. 322 - Wow! (Johnny Lytle)           

e. Coroner's Blues (Johnny Lytle)
f. Nice And Easy (Johnny Griffin)

Bobby Timmons (p); Sam Jones (b); Louis Hayes (d); Johnny Lytle (vib).

g. Old Folks (Hill/Robison)

Issues: a-g on Jazzland JLP-67 (mono), Jazzland JLP-967 (stereo), Jazzland OJCCD-1013-2 [CD], Jazzland (Jap)WWLJ7025, Jazzland (Jap) VICJ-60515 [CD].
Samplers: a also on Riverside RM-3587 titled GREAT ARTISTS PLAY COMPOSITIONS OF GEORGE GERSHWIN and Murray Hill S52321 titled GREAT ARTISTS PLAY THE MUSIC OF GREAT COMPOSERS. b also on Riverside RLP 3512 titled THE COMPOSITIONS OF BOBBY TIMMONS. d also on BGP (E) 1028 titled SOUL JAZZ VOLUME 1 and Drive (It) 632 [CD] titled OUT OF THE COOL 6: JAZZIN'.

Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Engineer: Ray Fowler
Notes: Ira Gitler


MOON CHILD
Johnny Lytle Trio plus Ray Barretto
New York, July 2, 1962

Milt Harris (org); Steve Cooper (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. Moon Child (Johnny Lytle)
b. A Taste Of Honey (Scott/Marlow)
c. Work Song (Nat Adderley)
d. The Nearness Of You (Washington/Carmichael)
e. The Moor Man (Johnny Lytle)
f. When My Dreamboat Comes Home (Friend/Franklin)
g. Moonlight In Vermont (Blackburn/Suessdorf)
h. The House Of Winchester (Johnny Lytle)

Issues: a-h on Jazzland JLP-81 (mono), Jazzland JLP-981 (stereo), Riverside R-3017. a-h also on Milestone MCD-47093-2 [CD] titled GOT THAT FEELING!/MOON CHILD.
Singles: a also on Jazzland 45718 [45]. b also on Riverside 4551 [45].
Samplers: h also on Riverside RS3300SX titled THE RIVERSIDE SAMPLER VOL. 1 & 2.  
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Engineer: Ray Fowler
Notes: Peter Drew


GOT THAT FEELING!
Johnny Lytle Trio
New York City: 1963
Milt Harris (org); Milt Hinton (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib).

a. Got That Feeling! (Johnny Lytle)
b. Pow Wow (Adderley/Zawinul)
c. (In The) Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning) (Hilliard/Mann)
d. Big John Grady (Johnny Lytle) 

e. The Breeze And I (Lecuona/Stillman)
f. It Ain’t Necessarily So (Gershwin/Gershwin)
g. Lela (Johnny Lytle)
h. Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin/Gershwin)      
i. The Soulful One (Johnny Lytle)

Issues: a-i on Riverside RLP-456 (mono), Riverside RS-9456 (stereo). a-i also on Milestone MCD-47093-2 [CD] titled GOT THAT FEELING!/MOON CHILD.
Singles: g also on Riverside 4551 [45].
Samplers: d also on BGP (E) 1022 titled DANCE JUICE VOL. 3.  
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Engineer: Ray Fowler
Notes: Dan Morgenstern


THE VILLAGE CALLER!
aka A GROOVE
Johnny Lytle
New York City: September 18, 1963

Milt Harris (org); Bob Cranshaw (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Willie Rodriguez (perc). 

a. The Village Caller (Johnny Lytle)
b. Solitude (Ellington/DeLange/Mills)
c. On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper/Washington)   
d. Can't Help Loving’ Dat Man (Kern/Hammerstein)
e. Pedro Strodder (Johnny Lytle)
f. Kevin Devin (Johnny Lytle)
g. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye/DePaul)
h. Unhappy Happy Soul (Johnny Lytle)

Issues: a-h on Riverside RLP-480, Riverside 9480, OJC 110, Riverside OJCCD-110-2 [CD]. a-h also on Riverside RS-3003 titled A GROOVE.
Singles: a & b on Riverside 4570 [45].
Samplers: a also on Riverside RS 3048 titled THE JAZZ ROCK SOUL PROJECT: GREAT PERFORMANCES THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR TODAYS POP SOUND, BGP (E) BGP2 143, BGP (E) CDBGPD 143 [CD] titled HIP WALK: JAZZ UNDERCURRENTS IN 60s NEW YORK and Riverside 4RCD--4422-2 [CD] titled THE RIVERSIDE RECORDS STORY. e also on Riverside RS3300SX titled THE RIVERSIDE SAMPLER VOL. 1 & 2. f also on BGP (E) 1005 titled DANCE JUICE.
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Notes: Bob Reisner


Johnny Lytle 
Prob. mid 1960s

Johnny Lytle (vib) with others unknown.  

a. Side Street   
b. The Nearness Of You

Issues: a & b on Travis 034 [45].  


WORKIN’ OUT
Bobby Timmons
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 21, 1964

Bobby Timmons (p); Keter Betts (d); William “Peppy” Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib).

a. Trick Hips (Bobby Timmons)
b. This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins)
c. Bags’ Groove (Milt Jackson)
d. Lela (Johnny Lytle)
e. People (Styne/Merrill)

Issues: a-e on Prestige PR-7387, Prestige PRCD-24143-2 [CD].
Samplers: a & c also on Prestige PRCD-11015-2 [CD] titled MOANIN’ BLUES. c also on Prestige PR-7780 titled THE BEST OF BOBBY TIMMONS & HIS SOUL PIANO.


THE LOOP
Johnny Lytle
New York, prob. December 30, 1964
Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib,mar); Willie Rodriguez (cga).

a. The Loop (Johnny Lytle)
b. Possum Grease (Johnny Lytle)
c. Hot Sauce (Johnny Lytle)

New York, prob. mid 1965
Wynton Kelly (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib,mar); Willie Rodriguez (cga).

d. The More I See You (Gordon/Warren)

Same, add Milt Harris (org).

e. The Man (Johnny Lytle)
f. Time After Time (Styne/Cahn)
g. Big Bill (Johnny Lytle)
h. Cristo Redentor (Duke Pearson)
i. The Shyster (Johnny Lytle)
j. My Romance (Rodgers/Hart)

Note: Source of the December 30 date is Orrin Keepnews according to The Wynton Kelly discography by Claude Schlouch. According to the same source, Bob Cranshaw plays bass on titles e-j, although LP credits George Duvivier.

Issues: a-j on Tuba LP-5001. a-j also on BGP (E) CDBGPD 961 [CD] titled THE LOOP/NEW AND GROOVY.
Singles: a & c also on Tuba 2004 [45]. e & g on Constellation 145 [45]. i also on Tuba 2103 [45].
Samplers: a also on Bar 002 [CD] titled SOUL CARGO: THE EARLY YEARS OF "GROOVE" & "POPCORN" MUSIC - BACK IN 1966. a, b, c, e, g & I on BGP (E) 1031 titled VIBES. e also on Luv N' Haight LHC009 [CD] titled EVOLUTION and BGP (E) BGPX 100 titled MAKE WAY FOR THE ORIGINALS: A BGP SAMPLER.
Producer: An Orricle Production


NEW AND GROOVY
Johnny Lytle
New York, January 21, 1966

Wynton Kelly (p); Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Roger Sanders (cga) [aka Montego Joe (cga)].  

a. Too Close For Comfort (Weiss/Bock/Holofcener)
b. Summertime (Gershwin/Heyward)

same, Roger Sanders out.  

c. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Mandel/Webster)                              

Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Roger Sanders [aka Montego Joe] (cga).  

d. The Snapper (Johnny Lytle)

same, add Wynton Kelly (p).

e. El Marcel  (Johnny Lytle)

New York, January 22, 1966
Wynton Kelly (p); Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Roger Sanders [aka Montego Joe] (cga).

f. Selim (Johnny Lytle)
g. Come And Get It (Johnny Lytle)

same, Roger Sanders (tamb).

h. The Pulpit (Johnny Lytle)

same, tamb out.

i. Chanukah (Johnny Lytle)
j. Screamin' Loud (Johnny Lytle)

Issues: a-j on Tuba LP-5002, Tuba SLP-5002. a-j also on BGP (E) CDBGPD 961 [CD] titled THE LOOP/NEW AND GROOVY.
Singles: d & j also on Tuba 2007 [45]. i also on Tuba 2013 [45].
Samplers: a- h & j also on BGP (E) 1031 titled VIBES. f also on BGP (E) 1032 titled CLUB CLASS: A NEW ATTITUDE, BGP (E) BGP2 143, BGP (E) CDBGPD 143 [CD] titled HIP WALK: JAZZ UNDERCURRENTS IN 60s NEW YORK, BGP (E) CDBGPM 030 [CD] titled BEST OF BGP,
Drive (It) 627 [CD] titled OUT OF THE COOL 5: SWING, SHAKE, SWAY! and Luv N’ Haight LHCD008 [CD] titled WHAT IT IS!.  
Producer: Orrin Keepnews


DONE IT AGAIN
Johnny Lytle
New York City: 1967

Jimmy Foster (org); Major Holley (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib, xyl); Don Alias (perc).

a. Done It Again (Johnny Lytle) - 2:27
b. People (Jule Styne/Bob Merrill) - 3:27
c. Sunny (Bobby Hebb) - 4:33
d. Sleepy Dozer (Johnny Lytle) - 4:10
e. Zote (Johnny Lytle) - 3:19
f. Jungle Child (Johnny Lytle) - 4:52 
g. If Ever I Should Leave You (Frederick Lowe/Alan Lerner) - 3:25
h
. That's The Way I Feel (Johnny Lytle) - 4:18
i. The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington) - 2:54
j. Happy Preacher (Bobby Hebb) - 2:27

Issues: a-j on Pacific Jazz PJ-10125 (mono), Pacific Jazz ST-20125 (stereo).
Singles: f & a on Pacific Jazz 88142 [45].
Samplers: a also on Blue Note (E)
4940320 [CD] titled BLUE PACIFIC FUNK: WALKIN' ON THE WEST COAST. g also on EMI (Jap) TOCP-65774 [CD] titled INSPIRATIONAL PRESENTS - QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS. h also on Pacific Jazz ST-20149 titled THIS IS THE BLUES VOL. 1.
Producer: A Cinema Music Production
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Don DeMichael


SWINGIN’ AT THE GATE
Johnny Lytle
Live at “Top Of The Gate”, New York City: August-November 1967

Jimmy Foster (org); Larry Gales (b); Josell Carter (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga).

a. Minor Soul (Johnny Lytle) - 4:47

same, Johnny Lytle (vib, narration, beer bottle).

b. Gonna Get That Boat (Johnny Lytle) - 5:45

same, Johnny Lytle (vib, xyl).

c. Cherish (aka A Little Bit Of Cherish) (T. Kirkman) - 5:41

same, Johnny Lytle (vib).

d. Mongo (Johnny Lytle) - 4:18
e. Blues Time (Johnny Lytle) - 5:30
f. Just A Feelin' Good (Johnny Lytle) - 4:25
g. When I Fall In Love (Victor Young/Edward Heyman) - 5:12
h. Jugee Boogie (Johnny Lytle) - 4:31

Issues: a-h on Pacific Jazz PJ-10129 (mono), Pacific Jazz ST-20129 (stereo).
Singles: b (part 1) & b (part 2) also on Pacific Jazz 88143 [45].
Samplers: a also on Blue Note 7243 8 29092 2 4 [CD] titled SO BLUE SO FUNKY VOLUME 2. b also on Stateside (E) SSL 6002 titled ONE MINIT AT A TIME. 
Producer: Irv Bagley
Engineer: Reece Hammel
Notes: Patricia Willard


A MAN AND A WOMAN
Johnny Lytle
New York City: 1967

Jimmy Foster (org); Richard Davis (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Johnny Pacheco (perc).

a. Stronger Than Us
b. Today It's You
c. Samba Saravah
d. A Man And A Woman
e. A Man And A Woman (alt take)
f. Stronger Than Us (Bossa Nova)
g. In Our Shadow

Issues: a-g on Solid State SS-18014.
Singles:
d on Solid State 2515 [45]


THE SOUND OF VELVET SOUL
Johnny Lytle
New York City: c. 1968

Frank Wess, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell (sax); Sol Schlinger (bs); Richard Davis (b); Mel Lewis (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Johnny Pacheco (perc); Manny Albam (arr, cond).  

a. The Thing To Do (Manny Albam) - 2:52
b. We're Bluesin' (Johnny Lytle) - 2:24
c. L.A. Soul (Johnny Lytle) - 3:46
d. Street Scene (A. Newman) - 4:07
e. Live For Life (Vivre Pour Vivre) (F. Lai/N. Gimbel) - 2:13
f. Under The Rising Sun (Johnny Lytle) - 4:09
g. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (A.J. Lerner/B. Lane) - 2:57
h. Somewhere (L. Bernstein/S. Sondheim) - 4:05
i. Up, Up And Away (Jimmy Webb) - 2:38
j. Suddenly You (W. Marks) - 2:55

Issues: a-j on Solid State SS-18026.  
Producer: Sonny Lester
Notes: Earl Bagley


BE PROUD
Johnny Lytle
New York City: 1969
Johnny Lytle (vib, mar) with unknown p, org, el-b, d, perc and chorus.

a. Be Proud (Of What You Are) (Johnny Lytle) - 2:30
b. You've Got To Love The World (Johnny Lytle) - 3:00
c. Rosen Forest (Johnny Lytle) - 2:43

same or similar, chorus out.

d. Daahoud (Johnny Lytle) - 2:39
e. Sit Tight (Johnny Lytle) - 3:00
f. Killiano (Johnny Lytle) - 2:41
g. September Of My Years (J. Van Heusen/S. Cahn) - 3:03
h. Above The Clouds (Johnny Lytle) - 2:48
i. Monday, Monday (John Phillips) - 2:35

Issues: a-i on Solid State SS-18044.
Singles: a & b on Solid State SD 2523 [45].
Samplers: b also on Stateside (E)
8661572 [CD] titled TESTIFY II: 26 HUNKS OF FUNKY GROOVE. f also on Blue Note (E) CDP8543572 [CD] titled BLUE JUICE: SQUEEZE...TILL IT RUNS DOWN YOUR LEG.
Producer: Sonny Lester


CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ
Johnny Lytle
New York City: 1969
Billy Nunn (org); Paul West (b); Josell Carter (d;) Johnny Lytle (vib, xyl); Lawrence Killian (cga).

a. Tenderly (W. Gross/J. Lawrence) - 3:03
b. Just A Little Bit Of Holiness (Johnny Lytle) - 2:44
c. Gwink (Johnny Lytle) - 3:40
d. Embraceable You (G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin) - 3:55
e. At Last (M. Gordon/H. Warren) - 2:47
f. Close Enough For Jazz (Johnny Lytle) - 4:40
g. Agapee/Polemos (Johnny Lytle) - 6:28

same, add ; Marcel Lytle (vcl).

h. Baby, You Make Me Feel So Good (Johnny Lytle) - 4:55

Issues: a-h on Solid State SS-18056.   
Producer: Sonny Lester
Notes: Jeff Smerin


LOS GRANDES DEL JAZZ
aka I GIGANTI DEL JAZZ 
Johnny Lytle
prob. 1970

Albert Dailey (key); Chester Thompson (d); Johnny Lytle (vib) with others unknown.

a. Memphis To K.C.
b. Mine
c. Walk A Soul Mile (Johnny Lytle)
d. Bag A Bones
e. Babo
f. One For Carter
g. Big Wheel
h. Save Your Love For Me

Issues: a-h on Sarpe (Sp) 93 titled LOS GRANDES DEL JAZZ and Curcio (It) 93 titled I GIGANTI DEL JAZZ.
Samplers: a also on Delta Music 24775 titled BLUES AFTER HOURS. c also on LaserLight 17 160 [CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES VOLUME 2, LaserLight 55 607 [3-CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES. e also on Soundsational (It) 2 titled THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SOUND: MUSIC FOR THE MODERN LISTENER VOLUME 2 and Drive (It) 634 [CD] titled JAZZIN' OUT OF THE COOL 6.


THE SOULFUL REBEL
Johnny Lytle
New York City: July 15, 1971
Billy Nunn (org, el-p); David Spinozza (el-g); Ron Carter (el-b); Jozell Carter (d); Johnny Lytle (vib, marimba); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. Gunky (Johnny Lytle) - 4:31    
b. The New Village Caller (Johnny Lytle) - 4:48 
c. Didn't We? (Jimmy Webb) - 3:51
d. Lela (Johnny Lytle) - 3:43 
e. The Soulful Rebel Suite (Johnny Lytle)
     - The Soulful Rebel - 4:26
     - High Treason - 3:34
     - The Struggle - 3:35
     - Inner Peace - 4:24
f. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Robert Lamm) - 4:19

Issues: a-f on Milestone MSP-9036.
Samplers: a also on BGP (E) CDBGP 1034 [CD] titled THE BEST OF LATIN JAZZ. b also on Luv N' Haight LHLP021 and Luv N' Haight LPCD021 [CD] titled JAZZ DANCE CLASSICS VOLUME 4.
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Engineer: Elvin Campbell
Notes: Orrin Keepnews


PEOPLE & LOVE
Johnny Lytle
New York City: August 1972

Marvin Cabell (f, alto-f, ts); Daahoud Hadi (aka Butch Cornell) (el-p, org); Bob Cranshaw (el-b); Josell Carter (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Arthur Jenkins, Jr. (cga, perc); Betty Glamann (harp).

a. Where Is The Love? (MacDonald/Salter)
b. Libra (Johnny Lytle)
c. Family (Johnny Lytle)
d. Tawhid (Daahoud Hadi)
e. People Make The World Go 'Round (Thom Bell/Linda Creed)

Issues: a-e on Milestone MSP-9043.


ROGER AND THE HUMAN BODY
Roger And The Human Body
prob. Dayton, Ohio: c. 1977

collective personnel prob. inc. Chuck, Blatz (horns); Carl Cowen (sax, f, horns); Roger Troutman (f, p, org, g, b, vib, perc, vcl, arr); Lester Troutman (d, timp, perc); Larry Troutman (cga, perc, arr); Garfield Senior High School Choir, Donna Sloss, Joy Barry, Beverly Sudduth, Bobby Glover (backing vcl). Johnny Lytle, Terry Dews (vib, perc);
terry dews, johnny lytle - percussion, vibes.

a. Brother Lester (Troutman/Troutman) - 2:49
b. Been This Way Before (Troutman/Troutman) - 6:15

Note: Other titles without Johnny Lytle.

Issues: a-h on Troutman Brothers 6091N10. a-h also on Soulciety ME 12/93 [CD] titled TRUTH BE KNOWN.


EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE
Johnny Lytle
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 31, 1977
(Big) John Patton (key); Paul Marshall (synth, arr); George Duvivier (b); Al Foster (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Robbin Gordon (harp).

a. Send In The Clowns (S. Sondheim) - 5:40

same, (Big) John Patton and Robbin Gordon out.

b. Where Or When (R. Rodgers/L. Hart) - 4:32

add (Big) John Patton (key).

c. The Village Caller (Johnny Lytle) - 4:40
d. Everything Must Change (B. Ighner) - 3:50

same, add David Schnitter (ts).

e. Lela (Johnny Lytle) - 10:08

same, David Schnitter out.

f. It Wasn't Easy (Johnny Lytle) - 3:15     

Issues: a-f on Muse MR-5158.
Producer: Ozzie Cadena
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Frederick I. Douglass


FAST HANDS
Johnny Lytle
Brooklyn, New York: April 17, 1980
Houston Person (ts); Mickey Tucker (key); Mervyn Bronson (b); Idris Muhammad (d); Johnny Lytle (vib, perc); Lawrence Killian (cga, perc).

a. Sister Silver (Johnny Lytle)   

same, add Fred Miller (perc).

b. Tomorrow (C. Strouse/M. Charnin)

same, Fred Miller out.

c. Brightness (Johnny Lytle)   
d. Bein' Green (J. Raposo) 
e. The Man
(Johnny Lytle)    
f. Blues To Be There (D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn)

Issues: a-f on Muse MR-5185. a-f on 32 Jazz 32031 [CD] titled EASY EASY.      
Samplers: f also on 32 Jazz 32102 [CD] titled 32 GEMS FROM 32 JAZZ and BMG Jazz Foundations 123041 [CD] titled A QUARTER TO BLUE: LATE NIGHT SLOW & EASY.
 
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Fred Miller
Notes: Michael Rozek


GOOD VIBES
Johnny Lytle
Brooklyn, New York: October 8, 1981
collective personnel inc.
Houston Person (ts); Neal Creque (p); David Braham (synth); Melvin Sparks (el-g); Jimmy Lewis (b, el-b); Idris Muhammad (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Ralph Dorsey (perc).

a. So What (M. Davis) - 5:56
b. Turn The Hands Of Time (P. Bryson) - 5:53
c. New York, New York (F. Ebb/J. Kandor) - 4:20
d. Didn't We? (J. Webb) - 5:23
e. After Supper [sic] (N. Hefti) - 6:06
f. Aaron's Theme (M. Post) - 5:14

Issues: a-f on Muse MR-5271.
Samplers: a also on pHo-CD 8005 [CD] titled JUMPIN' JAZZ: FOR THOSE WHO FEEL REAL JAZZ.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Fred Miller
Notes: Joe Blum


UNLIMITED!
Roger
Dayton, Ohio: c. 1987

collective personnel inc. James Cameron, Carl Cowen (horns); Roger Troutman (key, synth, g, b, cga, perc, vcl, background vcl); Zapp Troutman (key, synth, b, background vcl); Billy Beck (key, synth, background vcl); Dale DeGroat, Curtis Cowen (key, synth); Lester Troutman (d, cga, perc); Johnny Lytle (vib); Nicole Cottom, Shirley Murdock, Ray Davis, Clete Troutman, Mark Thomas (background vcl).

a. I Want To Be Your Man (Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman)
b. Night And Day (Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman)  
c. Been This Way Before (Rap) (Roger Troutman)
d. Composition to Commemorate (May 30, 1918) (Roger Troutman)
e. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown)  
f. Thrill Seekers (Roger Troutman) 
g. Tender Moments (Roger Troutman)  
h. If You're Serious (Roger Troutman) 
i. Private Lover (Roger Troutman)
j. I Really Want To Be Your Man (Roger Troutman)
k. Bedistgutarist-A-Rown (Roger Troutman)

Note: Johnny Lytle does not participate on all of the above titles and is indeed only briefly apparent on "Composition to Commemorate (May 30, 1918)."

Issues: a-k on Reprise 9 25496-2 [CD]
Producer: Roger Troutman 


A WOMAN'S POINT OF VIEW
Shirley Murdock
Dayton, Ohio: c. 1988

collective personnel inc. Carl Cowen (horns); Roger Troutman (key, synth, g, rhythm g, b, cga, background vcl); Billy Beck (key, background vcl); Zapp Troutman (key, synth, b, background vcl); Dale DeGroat (key, synth, d, vcl, background vcl); Sherman Fleetwood (key, synth); Aaron Blackmon (g, rhythm g, b); Lester Troutman (d, cga); John(ny) Lytle (vib); Shirley Murdock (vcl, background vcl); Nicole Cottom, David Thomas, Dick Smith, Roger Lynch (background vcl).

a. Husband (Billy Beck/Larry Troutman)
b. (Everybody Wants) Somethin' For Nothin' (Shirley Murdock)
c. Found My Way (Billy Beck/Larry Troutman)
d. If I Know (Larry Troutman/Roger Troutman)
e. A Woman's Point Of View (Larry Troutman/Roger Troutman/Shirley Murdock)
f. Oh What A Feeling (Larry Troutman/Roger Troutman)
g. I Still Love You (Shirley Murdock)
h. Spend My Whole Life (Larry Troutman/Billy Beck/Roger Troutman)
i. Modern Girl (Larry Troutman/Billy Beck/Roger Troutman)
j. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Henry Krieger/Tom Eyen)
k. Instrument Of Praise (Shirley Murdock/Dale DeGroat)

Issues: a-k on Elektra 60791-1, Elektra 60791-2 [CD]
Producer: Roger Troutman


ZAPP V
Zapp
prob. Dayton, Ohio: c. 1989

collective personnel inc. Carl Cowen (horns); Roger Troutman (key, g, b, vcl, background vcl, arr); Zapp Troutman (key, vcl, background vcl); Billy Beck (key, background vcl); Sherman Fleetwood (key); Lester Troutman (d, cga, perc); Johnny Lytle (vib); Toika Troutman, Dick Smith, Nicole Cottom, Ray Davis, Dale DeGroat, Mark Thomas, Aaron Blackmon, Shirley Murdock (background vcl); Larry Troutman (arr).

a. Ooh Baby Baby (Warren Moore)
b. I Play The Talk Box (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman)
c. Stop That (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman)
d. Fire (Marvin Pierce/Marshall Jones/Leroy Bonner/Clarence Satchell/
     James Williams/Billy Beck/R. Middlebrooks)
e. Been This Way Before (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman)
f. Back To Bass-iks (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman)
g. Jesse Jackson (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman/Zapp Troutman/Billy Beck)
h. Ain't The Thing To Do (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman/Zapp Troutman/Billy Beck)
i. Sad-Day Moaning (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman)|
j. Rock Star (Roger Troutman/Larry Troutman)
k. Jake E. Stansill (Roger Troutman)

Note: Johnny Lytle is not apparent on any of the above titles with the possible exception of "Jake E. Stansill".

Issues: a-k on Reprise 9 25807-2 [CD]


A PINCH OF LYNCH
Lynch
prob. Dayton, Ohio: 1989

collective personnel inc. Lynch (horns, key, vcl, background vcl); Maceo Parker, Carl Cowen (horns); Roger Troutman; (key, snyth, g, b, cga, background vcl); Terry Troutman, Billy Beck, Rufus Troutman III (key, synth); Terry Troutman (b, background vcl); Lester Troutman (d, cga); Johnny Lytle (vib); Dale DeGroat, Ray Davis, Rufus Troutman III, Nicole Cottom, Toika Troutman, Billy Beck (background vcl).

a. I Found Out
b.
Change My Mind
c.
No One Ever Will
d.
Here Once Again
e.
Heartbreaker
f.
Sara
g.
Can It Be
h.
Magic Spell
i.
Into My Life
j.
Scooby Doo
k.
Pinch Of Lynch

Issues: a-k on Capitol C1-48611, Capitol 7 48611 2 [CD].


HAPPY GROUND
Johnny Lytle
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 15, 1989
Houston Person (ts); Melvin Sparks (g); David Braham (org); Peter Martin Weiss (b); Greg Bandy (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Sammy Figueroa (perc, cga).

a. Happy Ground (Johnny Lytle)
b. A Child Is Born (Thad Jones)
c. Little Sunflower (Freddie Hubbard)
d. What Now My Love (C. Digman/P. Leroy/G. Silly)
e. St. Louis Blues
(W.C. Handy)
f. Melinda (B. Lane/A.J. Lerner)

Issues: a-f on Muse MR-5387, Muse MCD-5387 [CD], Muse (Jap) CRC-J7034 [CD]. a-f on 32 Jazz 32031 [CD] titled EASY EASY.    
Samplers: b also on Savoy Jazz 17208 [CD] titled RAINY DAY MOMENTS. b & f also on
Savoy Jazz SVY-17175 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD. c also on Savoy Jazz 17234 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH and Savoy Jazz 17365 [CD] titled GIANTS OF JAZZ: COOL JAZZ FOR WARM DAYS. e also on 32 Jazz 32061 [CD] and Savoy Jazz 17171 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A RAINY AFTERNOON.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


THE LOOP/NEW AND GROOVY
Johnny Lytle

Recorded: 1964-1966. Issued: 1990.

From THE LOOP:
a. The Loop  
b. The More I See You 
c. The Man  
d. Time After Time  
e. Big Bill  
f
. Possum Grease  
g. Cristo Redentor  
h. The Shyster 
i
. Hot Sauce  
j. My Romance  
From NEW AND GROOVY:
k. The Snapper
l
. Summertime  
m. Selim
n. The Shadow Of Your Smile        
o
. Come And Get It  
p. The Pulpit  
q
. Too Close For Comfort   
r. Chanukah  
s. Screamin' Loud
t
. El Marcel

Issues: a-t on BGP (E)CDPGPD 961 [CD]. 


ROAD TO FREEDOM
Young Disciples
London: October-November 1990

Jacko Peake (f); Michael Talbot (el-p, synth, key); Marc Nelson (g, melodica, scratches, beats); Wayne Batchelor (b); Johnny Lytle (vib); Spry (perc); Demua (beats); Carleen Anderson (vcl, background vcl); I.G. Culture (rap); K. Gee (scratches); Fred Williams (d programming).

Freedom Suite
a. (I) Freedom (C. Anderson) - 5:22
b. (II) Wanting (I.G. Culture/M. Nelson/M. Talbot/Demus) - 5:14
c. (III) To Be Free (M. Nelson/M. Talbot/Demus) - 5:19

Note: Other titles without Johnny Lytle.

Issues: a-c on Talkin' Loud [CD] 314 514 080-2 [CD] (issued November 1991), Universal (E) B000026EFU [CD] (issued March 2003).
Producer: Young Disciples and Demus


MOONCHILD
Johnny Lytle
New York City: August 31, 1991

Benny Green (p); Ray Drummond (b); Cecil Brooks III (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); Sammy Figueroa (perc).

a. Meet Ben Bailey (Quincy Jones)
b. Caravan (E.K. Ellington/I. Mills/J. Tizol)
c. Here's That Rainy Day (J. Burke/J. Van Heusen)
d. Watch What Happens (N. Gimbel/M. Legrande/J.P. Vignon)

same or similar, add Houston Person (ts).

e. Moonchild (Johnny Lytle)
f. Don't Want To Leave You (G. Estevan)

same or similar, Houston Person out.

g. Well You Needn't (T. Monk)

Issues: a-g on Muse MCD-5431 [CD]  
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Michael McDonald
Notes: Sid Gribetz


POSSUM GREASE
Johnny Lytle
New York City: July 15, 1992
Houston Person (ts); Johnny Lytle (vib); Stan Hope (p); Randy Johnston (g); Peter Martin Weiss (b); Michael Carvin (d); Sammy Figueroa (perc).

a. Possum Grease (Johnny Lytle)
b. Should I Love You? (Johnny Lytle)
c. Honeysuckle Rose (T. Waller/A. Razaf)
d. Adoration (Johnny Lytle)
e. Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
f. Stormy Weather (H. Arlen/T. Koehler)

same or similar, Houston Person out.

g. Angel Eyes (M. Dennis/E. Brent)
h. September Song (M. Anderson/K. Weill)
i. Milestones (Miles Davis)

Issues: a-i on Muse MCD-5482 [CD].
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Michael McDonald
Notes: Frank-John Hadley


EASY EASY
Johnny Lytle

Recorded: 1980-1989. Issued: 1997.

From FAST HANDS
a. Sister Silver   
b. Tomorrow
c. Brightness
d. Bein' Green 
e. The Man 
f. Blues To Be There
From HAPPY GROUND:
g
. Happy Ground
h. A Child Is Born
i. Little Sunflower
j. What Now My Love
k. St. Louis Blues
l. Melinda  

Issues: a-l on 32 Jazz 32031 [CD].


GOT THAT FEELING!/MOON CHILD
Johnny Lytle

Recorded: 1962-1963. Issued: June 26, 2001.

From GOT THAT FEELING!:
a. Got That Feeling! 
b. Pow Wow  
c. (In The) Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning)
d. Big John Grady  
e. The Breeze And I  
f. It Ain’t Necessarily So  
g. Lela  
h. Love Is Here To Stay     
i. The Soulful One
From MOON CHILD:
j. Moon Child
k. Work Song  
l. The Nearness Of You  
m. The Moor Man 
n. A Taste Of Honey 
o. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
p. Moonlight In Vermont  
q. The House Of Winchester

Issues: a-q on Milestone MCD-47093-2 [CD].

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