Johnny Hartman Discography

The Johnny Hartman Discography

by Gregg Akkerman and Noal Cohen

Page generated on Mar 27, 2017


Note: For conventions and abbreviations used in this discography, please see: Discography Key.


Date: February 1947
Location: United Broadcasting Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Sunbeam
Marl Young's String Ensemble featuring Melvin Moore and Johnny Hartman

Marl Young (ldr), Melvin Moore (t), unknown (str), Marl Young (p, con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. UB 21190 [side B] Always To-gether - 2:40(Evelyn Washington) / arr: Marl Young
b. UB 21191 [side A] The Songs You Sing - 2:40(Luther Hill, Marl Young) / arr: Marl Young
Both titles on: Sunbeam 78S 108 A/B   (1947)

Chicago-based Sunbeam Recording Co. was Marl Young's label. This is Johnny Hartman's first recording session.


Date: November 1947
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: MGM
Earl Hines Band with Johnny Hartman

Earl 'Fatha' Hines (ldr), Charlie Anderson, Willie Cook, Palmer 'Fats' Davis, Vernon 'Geechie' Smith (t), Gordon Alston, Bennie Green, Walter Harris, Cliff Smalls (tb), Thomas Crump, Ernie Wilkins (sax), Scoops Carey (as, cl), Budd Johnson (ts), Wallace Brodis (bar), Clifton 'Skeeter' Best (g), Earl 'Fatha' Hines (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Rudy Traylor (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 47S6016-1 Sweet Honey Babe - 2:52(Walter Melrose)
b. 47S6017-1 Midnight In New Orleans - 2:52(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Walter Melrose)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Both titles on: MGM 7810329   (1948)
MGM (Eng.) EPEP 573 — Midnight In New Orleans   (1957)
Classics (Fr.) CD1041 — Earl Hines and His Orchestra: 1945-1947   (1999)
Membran (Ger.) CD222442 — That's A Plenty   (2005)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Earl Hines: 100 Piano Classics   (2011)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Earl Hines: Piano Man - 88 Classic Tunes   (2011)
Broken Audio Digital Download — Earl Hines: The Memories   (2012)

Track a is performed with only a quintet of Carey, Hines, Best, Pettiford and Traylor. Hartman is heard only on track b.


Date: November 29, 1947
Location: Capital Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Regent
Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Ray Abrams (ts), Sanford Gold (p), John Simmons (b), Cozy Cole (d), Danny Mendelsohn (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. Why Was I Born? - 2:48(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent 78124   (1948)
Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11283 — Jerome Kern Songbook: The Song Is You   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
AJB Music Digital Download — American Crooners   (2013)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. alt Why Was I Born? - 2:49(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Both titles on: Savoy CD93012-2 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2001)
Savoy Jazz CD17097 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2002)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCB 53522 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2002)

This is Johnny Hartman backed by a large ensemble most of whom are unidentified. Earlier documents suggested that Budd Johnson played tenor saxophone on these takes, but the names listed, without Johnson, were listed in the 2002 reissue as "newly found information from the Savoy archives..."

The timing for track a on many issues is closer to 2:38, but on the 2002 reissues, it's longer due to the "restored introduction."


Date: probably November 1947
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Sunrise
Earl Hines Band with Johnny Hartman

Earl Hines Orchestra (ldr), Charlie Anderson, Willie Cook, Palmer 'Fats' Davis, Vernon 'Geechie' Smith (t), Gordon Alston, Bennie Green, Walter Harris, Cliff Smalls (tb), Scoops Carey, Thomas Crump (as), Budd Johnson, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Wallace Brodis (bar), unknown (str), Bill Thompson (vib), Ernest Ashley (g), Earl 'Fatha' Hines (p), Calvin Ponder (b), Gus Johnson (d), Melrose Colbert, Johnny Hartman (v)

a. SU2038 When I Dream of You - 3:10(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Charles Carpenter)
Sunrise 782014   (1948)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Earl Hines: 100 Piano Classics   (2011)
b. Ain't Misbehavin' - 2:49(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
Pickwick (Eng.) LP 12"PR 127 — Earl "Fatha" Hines and his Orchestra   (1962)
Bravo (Eng.) LP 12"K134 — Earl "Fatha" Hines and his Orchestra   
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Earl Hines: 100 Piano Classics   (2011)
c. Black and Blue - 3:02(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
Pickwick (Eng.) LP 12"PR 127 — Earl "Fatha" Hines and his Orchestra   (1962)
Bravo (Eng.) LP 12"K134 — Earl "Fatha" Hines and his Orchestra   
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Earl Hines: 100 Piano Classics   (2011)
Broken Audio Digital Download — Earl Hines: The Memories   (2012)
d. I Need a Shoulder to Cry On - 2:50(composer unknown)
Pickwick (Eng.) LP 12"PR 127 — Earl "Fatha" Hines and his Orchestra   (1962)
Bravo (Eng.) LP 12"K134 — Earl "Fatha" Hines and his Orchestra   
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Earl Hines: 100 Piano Classics   (2011)
e. SU2044 Louise - 2:48(Richard Whiting, Leo Robin)
Sunrise 782014   (1948)
All titles on: Classics (Fr.) CD1041 — Earl Hines and His Orchestra: 1945-1947   (1999)
Membran (Ger.) CD222442 — That's A Plenty   (2005)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Earl Hines: Piano Man - 88 Classic Tunes   (2011)

Melrose Colbert (v) on c; Johnny Hartman (v) on a-b, d.

The personnel is probable but not confirmed. Unknown strings could include Eddie South.

There were two unknown, unreleased titles on this session, so it is conceivable that Hartman could have appeared on them.


Date: December 12, 1947
Location: Majestic Studios, New York City
Label: Regent
Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Joe Coleman, Furma Fidelman, Max Polikoff (vn), Max Serbin (vl), Rudy Simms (vc), Laura Newell (hrp), unknown (vib), Tony Mottola (g), Sanford Gold (p), John Simmons (b), Cozy Cole (d), Danny Mendelsohn (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Tormented (Why Must I Be) - 2:55(Will Hudson) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent 78142   (1949)
b. What's to Become of Me? - 3:05(composer unknown) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
c. Just a Wearyin' for You - 2:40(Carrie Jacobs-Bond) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent 78142   (1949)
d. I'll Never Smile Again - 2:49(Ruth Lowe) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
AJB Music Digital Download — American Crooners   (2013)
All titles on: Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy CD93012-2 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2001)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Savoy Jazz CD17097 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2002)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCB 53522 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2002)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)

The participation of Newell and Simms is probable but not confirmed. The vibraphonist could be Mendelsohn.


Date: December 18, 1947
Location: Majestic Studios, New York City
Label: Regent
Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Jerry Burshard (t), Tyree Glenn (tb, vib), Hy White (g), Sanford Gold (p), John Simmons (b), Cozy Cole (d), Danny Mendelsohn (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Just You, Just Me - 2:44(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Savoy Jazz CD17287 — Giants of Jazz: Jazz Singers   (2003)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
AJB Music Digital Download — American Crooners   (2013)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. alt Just You, Just Me - 2:45(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
c. A Woman Always Understands - 2:39(Roy Alfred, Dan Fisher) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent 78124   (1948)
Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
d. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart - 2:37(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11280 — Duke Ellington Songbook: Mood Indigo   (2005)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDCOZ 17467 — The Ultimate Swing Wedding   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
AJB Music Digital Download — American Crooners   (2013)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
e. Sometime Remind Me to Tell You - 2:38(Mort Greene, Leigh Harline) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
f. alt Sometime Remind Me to Tell You - 2:42(Mort Greene, Leigh Harline) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
g. There Goes My Heart - 3:04(Abner Silver, Benny Davis) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
Regent LP 12"MG-6048 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1134 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Savoy Jazz CDZDS 4405 — First, Lasting & Always   (1984)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
AJB Music Digital Download — American Crooners   (2013)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
h. alt There Goes My Heart - 3:02(Abner Silver, Benny Davis) / arr: Danny Mendelsohn
All titles on: Savoy CD93012-2 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2001)
Savoy Jazz CD17097 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2002)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCB 53522 — Johnny Hartman Sings... Just You, Just Me   (2002)

Jerry Burshard (t) on c, g; Tyree Glenn (tb) on d, (vib) on a-c, e-h.

Trumpet (presumably Burshard) is heard only on tracks c and g. Trombone (presumably Glenn) is heard only on track d. The vibraphonist sounds very much like Tyree Glenn.

The sessions of Nov. 29, 1947, Dec. 12, 1947, and Dec. 18, 1947 were intended to stockpile material in anticipation of the impending American Federation of Musicians recording ban, effective Jan. 1, 1948.


Date: October 2, 1948
Location: Royal Roost , New York City
Label: [private recording]
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Live at the Royal Roost

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p, cel), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Vince Guerra (cng), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Relaxin' at Camarillo - 2:37(Charlie Parker)
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
b. Things to Come(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
unissued
c. Soulphony in Three Hearts(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Tadd Dameron
unissued
d. I Should Care - 5:17(Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Allan Roberts) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
e. Guarachi Guaro - 3:25(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
f. Oop-Pop-A-Da - 4:32(Babs Gonzales [Babs Brown, Lee Brown])
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
g. I Waited for You(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
unissued

Johnny Hartman (v) on d.

Compared to the version recorded in the studio for RCA Victor on April 14, 1949 (see below), this live take of "I Should Care" is slower, includes Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet solo, and is over two minutes longer.

Regarding Alto AL 703, "1972" is etched into center wax on two copies reviewed by the author (Akkerman). There are no liner notes and no information regarding the source of the recordings or instrumentation is provided; however, it is assumed that all the tracks on this album were drawn from broadcast recordings made at the Royal Roost on October 2, 5, 9, 16, and 23, 1948 and were part of Boris Rose's private collection. From published performance notes, it can be deduced that "I Should Care" was recorded on October 2, 1948. The LP cover lists track a as "Relaxing At the Camarillo," track e as "What Cha Wa Hoo" and track f as "Ooh Ba Be Dah." Also listed is "I'll Wait For You" (presumably "I Waited For You") but no such track is found on the disc. Timings shown do not include applause.


Date: October 9, 1948
Location: Royal Roost, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Live at the Royal Roost

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p, cel), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Francisco 'Chano' Pozo (cng, v), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Lady Bird(Tadd Dameron) / arr: Tadd Dameron
unissued
b. Our Delight(Tadd Dameron) / arr: Tadd Dameron
unissued
c. One Bass Hit - 4:11(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Brown) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
d. Dizzier and Dizzier (Katy) - 3:35(Gerald Wilson, Count Basie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
e. But Beautiful - 4:45(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
unissued
f. Manteca - 9:37(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
Alto LP 12"AL 703 — Dizzy Gillespie: Melodic Revolution   (1972)
g. Good Bait(Tadd Dameron, Count Basie) / arr: Tadd Dameron
unissued
h. Day by Day(Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sammy Cahn)
unissued
i. Groovin' High(Dizzy Gillespie)
unissued
j. S'Posin' - 3:33(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
AFRS Electrical Transcription313 — AFRS Jubilee No. 313   (1948)
Spotlite (Eng.) LP 12"SPJ-122 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Good Bait   (1976)
k. The Squirrel - 4:05(Tadd Dameron) / arr: Tadd Dameron
AFRS Electrical Transcription313 — AFRS Jubilee No. 313   (1948)
Spotlite (Eng.) LP 12"SPJ-122 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Good Bait   (1976)
l. Oop-Pop-A-Da - 8:38(Babs Gonzales [Babs Brown, Lee Brown])
AFRS Electrical Transcription313 — AFRS Jubilee No. 313   (1948)
Spotlite (Eng.) LP 12"SPJ-122 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Good Bait   (1976)
m. Taboo - 6:01(Ernesto Lecuona, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
AFRS Electrical Transcription313 — AFRS Jubilee No. 313   (1948)
Spotlite (Eng.) LP 12"SPJ-122 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Good Bait   (1976)
n. Stay on It(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Tadd Dameron
unissued
o. Cool Breeze(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) / arr: Tadd Dameron
unissued

Johnny Hartman (v) on e, j; Francisco 'Chano' Pozo (v) on f.

Ken Vail's Dizzy Gillespie: The Bebop Years, 1937-1952 lists "Day By Day" on this session with Hartman as vocalist, but the track was typically performed by the Gillespie Orchestra as an instrumental. Some sources show "S'posin'" released on Alto AL 703 Melodic Revolution, but a hands-on inspection of the album revealed that the only track featuring Hartman is "I Should Care" from October 2, 1948. This LP lists track f as "Monteca," track d as "Enchantment" and has no liner notes.

"Jubiliee" performances for the Armed Forces Radio Services were recorded on 16-inch discs and distributed worldwide to the U.S. military. This live version of "S'posin'" was originally released as part of the Jubilee series in December 1948. Spotlight SPJ122 uses recordings from Jubilee #313, and although there is agreement that the Royal Roost performances in October 1948 are the source, the specific dates for each track are unknown. "S'posin'" was performed at the Royal Roost on Oct. 9, 16, and 23, so any of those dates could be the source. Two instrumental tracks ("Enchantment" [actually "Dizzier and Dizzier"] and "One Bass Hit"), only known to have been recorded on the 9th, surfaced on Alto AL 703, so the author (Akkerman) deduced that "S'posin'" was likely recorded the same day as part of that set. It is not confirmed that tracks k-m were also recorded on this date.

Track e is archived as a private 16 inch acetate stored at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, Dana Library, Newark NJ.


Date: October 16, 1948
Location: Royal Roost, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Live at the Royal Roost

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p, cel), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Francisco 'Chano' Pozo (cng), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Ow!(Dizzy Gillespie)
b. Day by Day(Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sammy Cahn)
c. Two Bass Hit(Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis) / arr: John Lewis
d. Confess(George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
e. Groovin' High(Dizzy Gillespie)
f. Oop-Pop-A-Da(Babs Gonzales [Babs Brown, Lee Brown])
g. Ray's Idea(Ray Brown) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
h. S'Posin'(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
i. Guarachi Guaro(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
j. On the Bongo Beat(composer unknown)
All titles unissued.

Johnny Hartman (v) on d, h.

Regarding "S'posin'", see notes from Oct. 9, 1948 for more information.

Tom Lord's The Jazz Discography does not list Hartman as vocalist on "Confess", but A Jazz Discography of Dizzy Gillespie by Jergen Grunnet Jepsen does, and since he appeared on the Oct. 23 version, it is likely that he sang on this date as well.

Some sources show tracks d and h as released on Alto AL 703 Melodic Revoltion, but a hands-on inspection of the album revealed that the only track featuring Hartman is "I Should Care" from Oct. 2, 1948. A Jazz Discography of Dizzy Gillespie by Jergen Grunnet Jepsen lists "Day By Day" on this session with Hartman as vocalist, but the track was typically performed by the Gillespie Orchestra as an instrumental.


Date: October 23, 1948
Location: Royal Roost, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Live at the Royal Roost

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p, cel), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Vince Guerra (cng), Johnny Hartman, Dinah Washington (v)

a. I Can't Get Started(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
b. More Than You Know(Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu)
c. Ow!(Dizzy Gillespie)
d. That Old Black Magic(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Jimmy Mundy
e. Manteca(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
f. Emanon(Dizzy Gillespie)
g. Ray's Idea(Ray Brown) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
h. Guarachi Guaro(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
i. Confess(George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
j. S'Posin'(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
k. Stay on It(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Tadd Dameron
l. Cool Breeze(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) / arr: Tadd Dameron
m. Evil Gal Blues(Wesley 'Sox' Wilson, Coot Grant)
n. Stairway to the Stars(Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish)
All titles unissued.

Johnny Hartman (v) on b, d, i-j; Dinah Washington (v) on m-n.

Regarding "S'posin'", see notes from Oct. 9, 1948 for more information.

Multiple sources list "More Than You Know" and several non-vocal tunes from the Royal Roost broadcasts as being released in France as Bop 1 and Bop 2. No other information is known.


Date: November 5, 1948
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Label: [private recording]
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Live at Cornell University

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p, cel), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Vince Guerra (cng), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Duff Capers(Linton Garner) / arr: Linton Garner
b. Nyeche(composer unknown)
c. Taboo(Ernesto Lecuona, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
d. They Say It's Wonderful - 3:58(Irving Berlin)
e. Ool-Ya-Koo(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
f. 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams)
g. Stay on It(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Tadd Dameron
h. Ow!(Dizzy Gillespie)
i. Manteca(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
j. Guarachi Guaro(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
k. I Should Care(Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Allan Roberts) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
l. Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop(Dizzy Gillespie, George Russell) / arr: George Russell
m. Lillette(Jacob Gold)
n. S'Posin'(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
o. Swedish Suite(Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
p. Groovin' High(Dizzy Gillespie)
q. Soulphony in Three Hearts(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Tadd Dameron
r. Oop-Pop-A-Da(Babs Gonzales [Babs Brown, Lee Brown])
s. Emanon(Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles unissued.

Johnny Hartman (v) on d, k, m-n.

The author (Akkerman) verified the existence of only track d. The other three tracks with Hartman are included to coincide with previously published discographies. The Lord discography lists track l as "Afro Cuban Drum Suite" but it is probably "Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop."

Track d is archived as a private 16 inch acetate stored at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark NJ.


Date: April 14, 1949
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: RCA Victor
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Vince Guerra (cng), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. D9-VB-471-1 Swedish Suite - 2:56(Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
RCA Victor 7820-3457   (1949)
RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1009 — Dizzier and Dizzier   (1954)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 2398 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1961)
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27242 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1961)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"6017 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1972)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"731068 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra, Vol. 2   (1976)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
b. D9-VB-472-1 St. Louis Blues - 3:07(W. C. Handy) / arr: Budd Johnson
RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1009 — Dizzier and Dizzier   (1954)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPV 530 — Dizzy Gillespie: 16 Rare Performances   (1966)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
RCA Victor CD09026 68499 2 — Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits   (1996)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) Digital Download — Dizzy Gillespie: Thru the 40s   (2008)
c. D9-VB-473-1 I Should Care - 3:03(Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Allan Roberts) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
RCA Victor 7820-3457   (1949)
Victor 4547-2921   
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) Digital Download — Dizzy Gillespie: Thru the 40s   (2008)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
d. D9-VB-474-1 That Old Black Magic - 2:40(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Jimmy Mundy
RCA Victor 7820-3481   (1949)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionP-1363   
Victor 4547-2940   
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"6017 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1972)
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) Digital Download — Dizzy Gillespie: Thru the 40s   (2008)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
All titles on: Bluebird LP 12"5785-1-RB — Dizziest   (1987)
Bluebird CD07863 66528-2 — Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings   (1995)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11138_2 — Algo Bueno: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert   (2000)
Classics (Fr.) CD1102 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: 1947-1949   (2000)

Johnny Hartman (v) on c-d.


Date: April 24, 1949
Location: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS), New York City
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman with the Archie Bleyer Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Archie Bleyer (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. That Lucky Old Sun - 3:12(Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith)
unissued

The CBS Broadcast of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts was aired simultaneously on TV and radio. There are no issued recordings, but audio from the broadcast has circulated for sale on the Internet.


Date: late April 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury
Johnny Hartman with the Jimmy Carroll Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Jimmy Carroll (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Bobby Tucker (p), Ray Brown (b), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 2779 S'Posin' - 2:43(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
Mercury 788141   
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. 2780 Goodbye - 2:28(Gordon Jenkins)
Mercury 788149   (1949)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
c. 2781 Everything Depends on You(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlop)
Mercury 788149   (1949)
d. 2782 Just like a Butterfly(Harry Woods, Mort Dixon)
unissued
e. 2783 Close Your Eyes - 2:33(Bernice Petkere)
Mercury 788141   
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)

Most members of the orchestra are not identified. Some sources list this session as July 1949, but Mercury 8149 had already been listed in the May 28, 1949 Billboard. The session likely took place in late April, when Hartman was between tour dates with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra.


Date: May 6, 1949
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: RCA Victor
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Andy Duryea, Sam Hurt, Jesse Tarrant (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Vince Guerra (cng), Joe Carroll, Johnny Hartman (v)

a. D9-VB-1009-1 You Go to My Head - 3:01(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
RCA Victor CD09026 68499 2 — Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits   (1996)
RCA Victor CD09026 68986 2 — In the Mood: The Romance of Jazz   (1998)
BMG Special Products CDSNYI 771474 — It Had to Be You: A Jazz Wedding Album   (1998)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11138_2 — Algo Bueno: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert   (2000)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
b. D9-VB-1010-1 Dizzier and Dizzier (Katy) - 3:06(Gerald Wilson, Count Basie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1009 — Dizzier and Dizzier   (1954)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 2398 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1961)
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27242 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1961)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"6017 — The Greatest of Dizzy Gillespie   (1972)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11138_2 — Algo Bueno: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert   (2000)
Classics (Fr.) CD1102 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: 1947-1949   (2000)
RCA Victor CD09026 63925 2 — Bluebird's Best: Dizzy Gillespie - Bebop Professor   (2002)
AAO Music CD5508-2 — Dizzy Gillespie: The Jazz Biography   (2005)
c. D9-VB-1011-1 Jump Did-Le Ba - 2:28(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Buster Harding
RCA Victor LP 12"LPV 519 — The Bebop Era   (1965)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
RCA Victor CD09026 68499 2 — Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits   (1996)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11138_2 — Algo Bueno: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert   (2000)
Classics (Fr.) CD1102 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: 1947-1949   (2000)
RCA Victor CD09026 63925 2 — Bluebird's Best: Dizzy Gillespie - Bebop Professor   (2002)
AAO Music CD5508-2 — Dizzy Gillespie: The Jazz Biography   (2005)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, 1945-1955, Vol. 1   (2006)
d. D9-VB-1012-1 (?) Take 2 I'm Be Boppin' Too - 2:22(Lorraine Gillespie)
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
RCA Victor CD09026 68499 2 — Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits   (1996)
All titles on: Bluebird LP 12"5785-1-RB — Dizziest   (1987)
Bluebird CD07863 66528-2 — Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings   (1995)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) Digital Download — Dizzy Gillespie: Thru the 40s   (2008)

Vince Guerra (cng) on c-d; Joe Carroll (v) on c; Dizzy Gillespie (v) on c-d; Johnny Hartman (v) on a.

Track d is a remake of the December 29, 1948 recording of this title and includes an ensemble vocal.


Date: July 6, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Willie Cook, Benny Harris, Elmon Wright (t), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Andy Duryea, Charlie Greenlee, J. J. Johnson (tb), John Brown, Ernie Henry (as), Joe Gayles, Yusef Lateef (ts), Al Gibson (bar), James Forman (p), Al McKibbon (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Joe Carroll, Johnny Hartman (v)

a. D9-VB-1793-1 Hey Pete! Le's Eat More Meat - 3:01(Dizzy Gillespie, Buster Harding, Lester Peterson) / arr: Buster Harding
RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1009 — Dizzier and Dizzier   (1954)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPV 530 — Dizzy Gillespie: 16 Rare Performances   (1966)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) Digital Download — Dizzy Gillespie: Thru the 40s   (2008)
b. D9-VB-1794-1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid - 3:03(Lester Young) / arr: Walter 'Gil' Fuller
RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1009 — Dizzier and Dizzier   (1954)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPV 530 — Dizzy Gillespie: 16 Rare Performances   (1966)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
RCA Victor CD09026 68499 2 — Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits   (1996)
RCA Victor CD09026 63925 2 — Bluebird's Best: Dizzy Gillespie - Bebop Professor   (2002)
AAO Music CD5508-2 — Dizzy Gillespie: The Jazz Biography   (2005)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, 1945-1955, Vol. 1   (2006)
c. D9-VB-1795-1 If Love Is Trouble - 3:43(George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: Jimmy Mundy
RCA Victor 7820-3538   (1949)
RCA Victor 78DJ 759   (1949)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionP-1465   
Victor 4547-3027   (1949)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
d. D9-VB-1796-1 In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee - 2:36(Mary Lou Williams, Milt Orent) / arr: Mary Lou Williams
RCA Victor 7820-3538   (1949)
RCA Victor 78DJ 759   (1949)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPV 530 — Dizzy Gillespie: 16 Rare Performances   (1966)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42408 — Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1/2 (1946-1949)   (1979)
RCA Victor CD09026 68499 2 — Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits   (1996)
All titles on: Bluebird LP 12"5785-1-RB — Dizziest   (1987)
RCA (Fr.) CD741 095 — Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Vol. 1, 1947-1949: When Be-Bop Met the Big Band   (1974)
Bluebird CD07863 66528-2 — Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings   (1995)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11138_2 — Algo Bueno: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert   (2000)
Classics (Fr.) CD1102 — Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: 1947-1949   (2000)

Joe Carroll (v) on a, d; Dizzy Gillespie (v) on a; Johnny Hartman (v) on c.

Ensemble vocals are heard on tracks a and b.


Date: August 23, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury
Johnny Hartman with the Erroll Garner Trio

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Erroll Garner (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Charlie Smith (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 2950-1 Remember - 2:46(Irving Berlin)
Mercury 785378   (1949)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. 2951-1 Easy to Remember - 3:04(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Mercury 788152   (1949)
c. 2952-1 September in the Rain - 3:14(Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
Mercury 785378   (1949)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11282 — Harry Warren Songbook: September in the Rain   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
AJB Music Digital Download — Vocal Jazz 3   (2012)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
d. 2953-1 Home (When Shadows Fall) - 3:13(Harry Clarkson, Jeff Clarkson, Peter Van Steeden)
Mercury 788152   (1949)
All titles on: Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"SNP 131 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album II   (1985)
Classics (Fr.) CD1205 — Erroll Garner: 1949-1950   (2002)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)

Date: May 2, 1950
Location: New York City
Label: Apollo
Johnny Hartman with the George Williams Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Octavio Desano (frh), Bernard Kaufman, Babe Russin, Hymie Schertzer (r), Art Ralston (bar), Eddie Brown (o), Tony Gattuso (g), Stan Freeman (p), Phil Stevens (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), unknown (bkv), George Williams (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 3329 Nightingale - 2:56(Xavier Cugat, George Rosner, Fred Wise)
All-American Record Club 78RB 3502   
Apollo 781168   (1950)
b. 3330 Nobody's Got It Better Than Me - 3:12(composer unknown)
Apollo 781162   (1950)
c. 3331 Six P.M. - 2:33(Ted Mossman, Gladys Shelley)
Apollo 781168   (1950)
d. 3332 Only for You, Lucia - 3:06(composer unknown)
Apollo 781162   (1950)

unknown (bkv) on a-b.

All-American Record Club RB 3502 is archived at the Library of Congress; the version of track a issued on it was edited down to a run time of 1:54 by trimming the ending.


Date: May 21, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Norman Leyden Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Chuck Genduso, Bernie Privin, R. Weinstein (t), Roland Dupont, F. Giardina (tb), Art Drellinger, Paul Ricci, Hymie Schertzer, Milt Yaner (sax), Tommy Kay (g), M. Gold (p), H. Patent (b), Terry Snyder (d), Bunny Shawker (bo), unknown (bkv), Norman Leyden (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 2156 Out of the Night - 3:00(Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss, Art Ford, Charles O'Keefe)
b. 2157 Worry Bird - 2:40(George David Weiss, Lou Singer, Bennie Benjamin)
Both titles on: RCA Victor 7822-0132   (1951)
RCA Victor 4550-0132   (1951)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)

An unidentified choir is present. Tom Lord's The Jazz Discography lists this session as occurring on Aug. 6, 1951, but advertisements confirm that the RCA Victor single was already released by June of that year.


Date: August 6, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Norman Leyden Orchestra and Choir

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Joe Ferrante, Chris Griffin, Mike McMickle (t), Irv Dinkin, Henry Singer (tb), Sid Cooper, Art Drellinger, Romeo Penque, Murray Williams (sax), Earl Cornwell, Maurice Hershaft, Stanley Kraft, Harry Melnikoff, Raoul Poliakin, Max Weiser (vn), Henry Brynan, George Grossman (vl), Art Ryerson (g), Dennis Vaughan (p), Homer Mensch (b), Bunny Shawker (d), Marty Grupp (bo), unknown (bkv), Norman Leyden (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 2950 I'm Afraid - 2:38(Paul Insetta)
RCA Victor 7820-4349   (1951)
RCA Victor 4547-4349   (1951)
b. 2951 Wheel of Fortune - 2:31(Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss)
RCA Victor 7820-4349   (1951)
RCA Victor 4547-4349   (1951)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
c. 2952 I Ran All the Way Home - 3:04(George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
RCA Victor 7820-4254   (1951)
RCA Victor 4547-4254   (1951)
d. 2953 Lemme Go - 2:13(Louis Bush, Leon Pober)
RCA Victor 7820-4254   (1951)
RCA Victor 4547-4254   (1951)

Date: September 25, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Perez Prado Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Al Derisi, Jack Mootz, Roger Mozian, Jimmy Nottingham, Myron Shain (t), Humberto Gelabert (tb), Toni Farina, George Furman (as), Joe D'Addario (ts), Irv Greenberg (bar), Mike Cardona (b), Sonny Rivera (d), Paquito Sosa (per), Chino Pozo (bo), Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria (cng), Perez Prado (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 3644 Wild - 2:39(Cy Coben)
RCA Victor 7820-4433   (1951)
RCA Victor 4547-4433   (1951)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. 3645 Safari - 2:50(composer unknown)
RCA Victor 7820-4438   (1951)
RCA Victor 4547-4438   (1951)

Hartman re-recorded his vocal for track b on November 6 , 1951. The single issues were given limited release and track b may even have been withdrawn. Only track a has appeared on later issues. The Lord discography gives a date of September 19, 1951 for this session.


Date: February 18, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Howard Biggs Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Taft Jordan, Bernie Privin, Irving Randolph (t), Tyree Glenn, Claude Jones (tb), Eddie Barefield, Art Drellinger, Budd Johnson, Joe Thomas (sax), Sterling Malone (g), Billy Taylor (p), Billy Taylor (b), Kansas Fields (d), unknown (bkv), Howard Biggs (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 5630 Lift Every Voice and Sing - 3:00(James Rosamund Johnson, James Weldon Johnson)
unissued
b. 5631 Black Shadows (Black Shadow) - 2:57(Howard Biggs [Maceo Howard], Al Hughes)
RCA Victor 7820-4637   (1952)
RCA Victor 4547-4637   (1952)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
c. 5632 I Feel Like Crying - 3:08(Howard Biggs [Maceo Howard], Joe Thomas)
unissued

The choir personnel are unidentified. Track a was re-recorded on April 30, 1952. Track c was re-recorded on March 3, 1952 using the same master number.


Date: March 3, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Howard Biggs Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (t), Tyree Glenn, Claude Jones (tb), Eddie Barefield, Art Drellinger, Budd Johnson, Joe Thomas (sax), Jimmy Cannady (g), Bill Doggett (p), Abie Baker (b), Kelly Martin (d), Howard Biggs (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 5632 I Feel Like Crying - 2:58(Howard Biggs [Maceo Howard], Joe Thomas)
RCA Victor 7820-4637   (1952)
RCA Victor 4547-4637   (1952)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2051 — A Proper Introduction to Johnny Hartman: There Goes My Heart   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. 5663 Don't Talk Darling - 3:10(composer unknown)
unissued
c. 5664 Stormy Afternoon - 2:40(composer unknown)
unissued

Based on the timing, this is the version of track a that was issued and not the one from the February 18, 1952 session.


Date: April 30, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Howard Biggs Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Taft Jordan, Bernie Privin, Irving Randolph (t), Henderson Chambers, Claude Jones (tb), Eddie Barefield, Budd Johnson (sax), Art Drellinger, Jack Fulton (sax, f), Billy Taylor (p), Abie Baker (b), Gus Johnson, Charlie Smith (d), Howard Biggs Choir (bkv), Howard Biggs (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 6136 Lift Every Voice and Sing - 3:10(James Rosamund Johnson, James Weldon Johnson)
RCA Victor 7820-4767   (1952)
RCA Victor 4547-4767   (1952)
b. 6137 Battle Hymn of the Republic - 2:52(William Steffe, Julia Ward Howe)
RCA Victor 7820-5003   (1952)
RCA Victor 4547-5003   (1952)

The choir members are not completely identified: 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 (some are identified in the session of May 14, 1952).


Date: May 14, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hartman with the Howard Biggs Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Lamar Wright (t), Henderson Chambers, Claude Jones, George Matthews (tb), Art Drellinger, Jack Greenberg, Romeo Penque, Milt Yaner (sax), Everett Barksdale (g), Bill Doggett (p), Abie Baker (b), Charlie Smith (d), Jack Allison, Ralph Brewster, Francine Carroll, Joyce DeYount, Blanche Divigard, Gabe Drake, James Farmer, Marvin Goodis, Lou Hurst, Bernadine Reed, Lila Spaeth, Miriam Walker (bkv), Howard Biggs (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 6346 There Is a Way - 3:03(composer unknown)
RCA Victor 7820-4767   (1952)
RCA Victor 4547-4767   (1952)
b. 6347 My Task (To Love Some One More Dearly) - 3:10(E. L. Ashford)
RCA Victor 7820-5003   (1952)
RCA Victor 4547-5003   (1952)

Date: May 24, 1953
Location: L'Onyx Club, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman with the Stuff Smith Quartet Live in New York

Stuff Smith (ldr), Stuff Smith (vn), Ike Royal (p), John Brown (b), Jack 'The Bear' Parker (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. April in Paris - 5:29(Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
unissued

This is a recording of a broadcast on WMGM’s “Camel Caravan” show, originally from the private collection of Boris Rose. Leonard Feather is the host. According to violin historian Anthony Barnett, “Six more or less complete 30-minute programs with Smith were airchecked during the quartet’s residency in May 1953 of which the tune heard here is the third of six during the last program; Hartman is a surprise guest on this title only.”


Date: August 19, 1953
Location: New York City
Label: King
Earl Hines Orchestra with Johnny Hartman

Earl 'Fatha' Hines (ldr), Vernon 'Geechie' Smith (t), Henderson Chambers (tb), Morris Lane (ts), Earl 'Fatha' Hines (p), Carl Pruitt (b), Eddie Bourne (d), unknown (bkv), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. K8427-1 A Pretty Girl Is like a Melody - 2:50(Irving Berlin)
King 784682   (1953)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionP-4100   (1953)
King 4545-4682   (1953)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
b. K8428-1 When I Dream of You - 2:35(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Charles Carpenter)
King 784667   (1953)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionP-3224   (1953)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)
c. K8429-1 In the Attic - 2:29(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Henry Glover)
King 784667   (1953)
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP8563 — Earl Hines, His Piano and His Orchestra   (1958)
Odeon (Nor.) EPGEP8563 — Earl Hines, His Piano and His Orchestra   
d. K8430-1 Space Ship - 2:25(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Henry Glover, Vernon Smith)
King 784682   (1953)
King 4545-4682   (1953)
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP8563 — Earl Hines, His Piano and His Orchestra   (1958)
Odeon (Nor.) EPGEP8563 — Earl Hines, His Piano and His Orchestra   
All titles on: Classics (Fr.) CD1440 — Earl Hines and His Orchestra: 1953-1954   (2007)

unknown (bkv) on a-b; Johnny Hartman (v) on a-b.

A female backup vocal group is heard on tracks a and b. Hines and Lane are the soloists on tracks c and d.


Date: ca. 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Jubilee
Johnny Hartman with the Frank Hunter Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Bernie Glow (t), Frank Hunter (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 385 I'll Step Aside - 2:58(Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss)
b. 386 The World Was Mine - 2:42(Bob Barr, Ed Schiff)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Both titles on: Jubilee 455193   (1955)

The personnel of the orchestra, other than Glow, are not known.


Date: October 1955
Location: probably Beltone Studios, New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Johnny Hartman: Songs From the Heart

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Howard McGhee (t), Ralph Sharon (p), Jay Cave (b), Christy Febbo (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. What Is There to Say? - 2:48(Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
b. Ain't Misbehavin' - 2:49(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
c. I Fall in Love Too Easily - 2:23(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
d. We'll Be Together Again - 3:01(Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
e. Down in the Depths - 2:58(Cole Porter)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
f. They Didn't Believe Me - 2:34(Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11283 — Jerome Kern Songbook: The Song Is You   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
g. I'm Glad There Is You - 2:29(Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira, Paul Mertz)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Records, Volume 1   (2011)
h. When Your Lover Has Gone - 3:08(Einar A. Swan)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
i. I'll Remember April - 3:09(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
j. I See Your Face Before Me - 3:33(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
k. September Song - 3:50(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Records, Volume 1   (2011)
Cristal (Fr.) Digital Download — Original Sound Deluxe: Singin' Gentlemen   (2013)
l. Moonlight in Vermont - 3:06(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 43 — Songs From the Heart   (1956)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7110-BE — Songs From the Heart   (1984)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"COJY 9130 — Songs From the Heart   (1993)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 23027 — Songs From the Heart   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
m. alt Down in the Depths - 2:56(Cole Porter)
n. alt They Didn't Believe Me - 2:39(Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
o. alt I'm Glad There Is You - 2:37(Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira, Paul Mertz)
p. alt I'll Remember April - 3:39(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
q. alt I See Your Face Before Me - 4:06(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
r. alt September Song - 3:56(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
All titles on: Bethlehem CD20-30122 — Songs From the Heart   (1992)
Rhino CDR2 79773 — Songs From the Heart   (2000)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62034 — Songs From the Heart   (2000)
JVC (Jpn.) CDVICJ 61459 — Songs From the Heart   (2007)
Victor (Jpn.) CDVICJ 61636 — Songs From the Heart   (2010)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)

The Lord Discography gives the recording date as October 1955. The King/Bethlehem discography gives only 1955. The online Cuevas/Friedwald Johnny Hartman Discography gives 1956. Based on other known Bethlehem recording sessions and catalog numbers, this Hartman session was likely held in late October/early November 1955.

The only true “alternate” take on the CD reissues that include "alternates" is “Down in the Depths.” The rest are exactly the same as the original releases except that each has some conversation added at the beginning. The most interesting is “I’ll Remember April” in which is heard a false start featuring a more animated Ralph Sharon piano introduction before Hartman confuses a lyric. The alternate take of “I See Your Face Before Me” features Hartman asking for help with the lyrics and reciting them before the music begins.


The following three sessions are part of the Bethlehem Records production of Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess." The three tracks are the only ones on which Hartman appears and were probably not all recorded on the same date.

Specific information for each track in the opera is not known but some of the main performers are: Mel Tormé (as Porgy), Frances Faye (Bess), vocalists; with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra; Russ Garcia and his Orchestra; also featuring Betty Roché (Clara), George Kirby (Sportin’ Life), Johnny Hartman (Crown), Sallie Blair (Serena), and Frank Rosolino (Jake), vocalists; and the Australian Jazz Quintet. Other participants of note are: Stan Levey, Pat Moran, Joe Derise, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Harper, Herbie Mann, Bob Enevoldsen, Claude Williamson, Sam Most, Buddy Childers, Bill Holman, Ralph Sharon, Sal Salvador, Max Bennett, Alvin Stoller and Irv Kluger.

Asked by the author (Akkerman) in 2010 when the L.A. sessions for this release occurred, Bethlehem founder, Gus Wildi, responded, “It must have been in the early part of the year….Aside from the recording activity I made a trip to Las Vegas with the owner of a record pressing plant. It was not hot there at all; hence my deduction that it could not possibly have been in summer.” Print advertising for Bethlehem’s Porgy and Bess appeared by mid-August 1956 and a review appeared in the October 27 Billboard.

The liner notes of Bethlehem BCP-6009 credit Hartman on the track “Law Scene” but this reference is not made on the other issues and is likely a misprint. The photo on the BCP-6040 album-box cover shows a red handkerchief in a back pocket on a pair of denim jeans. EXLP-1 has a slot cut along the top of the pocket in which was placed an actual, removable, red handkerchief with facsimile artist signatures


Date: ca. 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Bethlehem
Porgy and Bess on Bethlehem

Frances Faye, Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. What You Want Wid Bess? - 2:13(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Bethlehem LP 12"EXLP-1 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1956)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6040 — A Jazz Version of Highlights from the Opera Porgy and Bess   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"3BP-1 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1975)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6009 — Highlights from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1976)
Bethlehem CDBET 6028-2 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1995)
Rhino CDR2 75828 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1999)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11271 — George Gershwin: The Complete Porgy and Bess   (2005)
Shout! Factory CDD2K 37965 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (2005)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6120 — The Complete George Gershwin Porgy and Bess   (2013)

The specific recording date is not known nor are the members of the accompanying orchestra which includes strings. A trumpet soloist is heard. Frances Faye sings the role of Bess and Johnny Hartman that of Crown.


Date: ca. 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Bethlehem
Porgy and Bess on Bethlehem

Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. If God Want To Kill Me - 2:05(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Bethlehem LP 10"EXLP-1-SP — Excerpts from Bethlehem's New Production of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess"   (1956)
Bethlehem LP 12"EXLP-1 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1956)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6040 — A Jazz Version of Highlights from the Opera Porgy and Bess   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"3BP-1 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1975)
Bethlehem CDBET 6028-2 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1995)
Rhino CDR2 75828 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1999)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11271 — George Gershwin: The Complete Porgy and Bess   (2005)
Shout! Factory CDD2K 37965 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (2005)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6120 — The Complete George Gershwin Porgy and Bess   (2013)

The specific recording date and personnel of the accompanying big band are not known. Trumpet, trombone and bass solos are heard. Hartman sings the role of Crown.


Date: ca. 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Bethlehem
Porgy and Bess on Bethlehem

unknown (t, f, p, b, d, bkv), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. A Red Headed Woman - 1:48(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Bethlehem LP 12"EXLP-1 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1956)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6040 — A Jazz Version of Highlights from the Opera Porgy and Bess   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"3BP-1 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1975)
Bethlehem CDBET 6028-2 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1995)
Rhino CDR2 75828 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (1999)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11271 — George Gershwin: The Complete Porgy and Bess   (2005)
Shout! Factory CDD2K 37965 — George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess   (2005)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6120 — The Complete George Gershwin Porgy and Bess   (2013)

The specific recording date and personnel of the accompanying quintet are not known.


Date: November 1956
Location: probably Beltone Studios, New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Johnny Hartman with the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra: All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Howard McGhee, Ernie Royal (t), Frank Rehak (tb), Anthony Ortega (as), Jerome Richardson (ts, f), Lucky Thompson (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d), Ernie Wilkins (dir), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Take 2 Blue Skies - 2:53(Irving Berlin) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8743 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6014 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1957)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6045 — All of Me   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 2043 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1988)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 350 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CDBR 5025 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1986)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCY 3778 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1989)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 9922 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62080 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11278 — Irving Berlin Songbook: Cheek To Cheek   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Hot Record Society Digital Download — We Loved You Madly, Chapter Twenty Six: An Affair To Remember   (2008)
Midnight Records Digital Download — The Jazz Vocalists Sing Swing: Music for Dancers   (2011)
b. Take 13alt Blue Skies - 3:25(Irving Berlin) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. Take 2 The Birth of the Blues - 2:52(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Bethlehem 4511011   (1958)
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8743 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6014 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1957)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6045 — All of Me   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 2043 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1988)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 350 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CDBR 5025 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1986)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCY 3778 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1989)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 9922 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62080 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
d. Take 1alt The Birth of the Blues - 2:55(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e. Take 3 I Get a Kick out of You - 3:04(Cole Porter) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8743 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6014 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1957)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6045 — All of Me   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 2043 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1988)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 350 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CDBR 5025 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1986)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCY 3778 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1989)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 9922 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62080 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Records, Volume 1   (2011)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — A Bethlehem Valentine   (2013)
f. Take 2alt I Get a Kick out of You - 3:24(Cole Porter) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. Take 2 All of Me - 2:15(Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8743 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1959)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6014 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1957)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6045 — All of Me   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 2043 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1988)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 189 — From the Heart   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 350 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CDBR 5025 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1986)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CD116 — From the Heart   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCY 3778 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1989)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 9922 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62080 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66303/4 — Best Bethlehem 100   (2006)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
h. Take 3alt All of Me - 2:25(Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on: Bethlehem CD30032 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Rhino CDR2 79849 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Victor (Jpn.) CDVICJ 61460 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)

Jerome Richardson (f) on e-h.

Solos:
a - Johnny Hartman (v) 32 bars (1 chorus); Lucky Thompson (ts) 12 bars; Howard McGhee (t) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) starting from bridge); Johnny Hartman (v) 32 bars (1 chorus) with Ortega obbligato
b - Johnny Hartman (v) 32 bars (1 chorus); Lucky Thompson (ts) 12 bars; Howard McGhee (t) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) starting from bridge; Johnny Hartman (v) 32 bars (1 chorus) with Ortega obbligato
c - Johnny Hartman (v) verse rubato with piano; Johnny Hartman (v) 54 bars (1.5 choruses and coda)
d - Johnny Hartman (v) verse rubato with piano; Johnny Hartman (v) 54 bars (1.5 choruses and coda)
e - Johnny Hartman (v) verse rubato with piano; Johnny Hartman (v) 72 bars (1 64-bar chorus and coda) with flute and alto sax obbligati
f - Johnny Hartman (v) verse rubato with piano; Johnny Hartman (v) 72 bars (1 64-bar chorus and coda) with flute and alto sax obbligati
g - Johnny Hartman (v) 32 bars (1 chorus); Jerome Richardson (f) 12 bars; Lucky Thompson (ts) Thompson obbligato behind Hartman vocal over 18 bars (0.5 chorus and coda)
h - Johnny Hartman (v) 32 bars (1 chorus); Jerome Richardson (f) 12 bars; Lucky Thompson (ts) Thompson obbligato behind Hartman vocal over 18 bars (0.5 chorus and coda)

The specific recording date is not known. Studio chatter is audible on the alternate takes and included in the timings shown.


Date: November 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Johnny Hartman with the Frank Hunter Orchestra: All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Frank Hunter (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. I Could Make You Care - 3:32(Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) / arr: Frank Hunter
b. Tenderly - 3:20(Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Frank Hunter
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Records, Volume 1   (2011)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Revisit #2   (2014)
c. The Lamp Is Low - 2:41(Maurice Ravel, Peter De Rose, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Frank Hunter
d. While We're Young - 2:55(Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz) / arr: Frank Hunter
Bethlehem 453011   (1962)
e. I'll Follow You - 3:31(Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) / arr: Frank Hunter
Bethlehem 4511011   (1958)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
f. I Concentrate on You - 3:48(Cole Porter) / arr: Frank Hunter
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — A Bethlehem Valentine   (2013)
g. Stella by Starlight - 3:45(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Frank Hunter
Bethlehem 453011   (1962)
h. The End of a Love Affair - 3:19(Edward. C. Redding) / arr: Frank Hunter
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
All titles on: Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6014 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1957)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6045 — All of Me   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 2043 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 350 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CDBR 5025 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1986)
Bethlehem (Jpn.) CD33CY 1643 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1987)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCY 3778 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1989)
Bethlehem CD30032 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 9922 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (1992)
Rhino CDR2 79849 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62080 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2000)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10174 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2005)
Victor (Jpn.) CDVICJ 61460 — All of Me - The Debonair Mr. Hartman   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55669 — Johnny Hartman: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions   (2015)

The unidentified orchestra led by Frank Hunter includes strings, woodwinds, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Bongos are heard on tracks f and h. The specific recording date is unknown.


Date: October 23, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Obie Massingill Orchestra

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Obie Massingill (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 3050 Teach Me How to Cry - 2:10(Phil Tuminello)
b. 3051 Bye, Baby, Bye - 2:14(Phil Tuminello)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Very Best of Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Both titles on: ABC-Paramount 459870   (1957)

The orchestra personnel are not known. Some accounts place these recordings in the 1957 movie, "Eighteen and Anxious," but, although the songs are present, the versions used are not Hartman’s.


Date: ca. 1958
Location: unknown
Label: Herald

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 1413 No Tears Tomorrow - 2:30(Rogers Simon)
Herald 45522   (1958)
b. 1414? Durango - 2:22(composer unknown)
Mount Vernon Music LP 12"109 — Hitsville   (1962)
c. 1415 You Gotta Believe (and Be Happy) - 2:30(B. Bowser)
Herald 45522   (1958)
Mount Vernon Music LP 12"109 — Hitsville   (1962)

Little is known about this recording session. The unidentified ensemble backing Hartman includes tenor saxophone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, bongos and backup vocals.

MVM 109 Hitsville is a compilation of ten tracks, two of them featuring Hartman. The album cover lists Mount Vernon Music as being located in Mount Vernon, New York. No other information as to the source or date of the recordings is provided though several of the artists besides Hartman (The Five Satins, The Turbans, and Billy Myles) were recorded by Herald Records in the mid- to late 1950s. A review of Herald discographies reveals no affiliation with MVM. Since the sound-production and instrumentation is similar for a, b, and c above, they were likely all recorded at the same session for Herald and two of the tracks (including the apparent out-take, “Durango”) ended up on the MVM album. Track c is listed on MVM 109 as “You Better Believe.”


Date: probably early 1959
Location: probably New York City
Label: Roost
Johnny Hartman with the Rudy Traylor Orchestra: And I Thought About You

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Rudy Traylor (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. Mam'selle - 2:24(Mack Gordon, Edmund Goulding)
Roulette LP 12"RDJ 3 — Parade of New Albums for March '59   (1959)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
b. To Each His Own - 2:51(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
c. Sunday - 2:16(Jule Styne, Ned Miller, Bennie Krueger, Chester Conn)
d. Alone - 2:23(Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
e. Long Ago and Far Away - 2:47(Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin)
f. I Should Care - 3:11(Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Allan Roberts)
g. Little Girl Blue - 2:59(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
The Jazz Gap Digital Download — The Jazz Vocalists Sing Ballads   (2013)
h. But Beautiful - 2:51(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
i. After You've Gone - 2:06(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer)
j. There's a Lull in My Life - 3:20(Mack Gordon, Harry Revel)
k. How Long Has This Been Going On - 2:43(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Blue Note CDCDP 7 80506 2 9 — Capitol Jazz Sings the Gershwin Songbook   (1992)
l. I Thought About You - 3:09(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11277 — Johnny Mercer Songbook: Blues In the Night   (2005)
All titles on: Roost LP 12"SLP 2232 — And I Thought About You   (1959)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 35 — And I Thought About You   (1989)
Blue Note CD7243 8 57456 2 1 — And I Thought About You   (1997)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69205 — I Love Everybody   (2005)
Ling Music Group Digital Download — To Each His Own   (2011)

This album was probably recorded at several sessions. The personnel in the orchestras are not identified but include woodwinds (flutes, oboe, clarinet; tracks a, b, d, e-h, j, k), saxophones (tracks c, f, i, k, l) and French horn (tracks b, e, j). A four-piece rhythm section (guitar, piano, bass, drums) is heard on all tracks.

Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography dates this session as “c. 1958.” December 1958 is a possibility but the music industry is known for shutting down during this month, and Hartman was known for returning home to Chicago for the holidays. The author’s (Akkerman's) copy of Roost 2232 has the pressing dates “1-13-59” and “1-14-59” etched in the center wax so the first week of January 1959 is also a plausible date for this session.


Date: Summer 1961
Location: Jorgie's Jazz Club, St. Louis, MO
Label: VGM
Johnny Hartman with the Andrew Hill Trio Live in St. Louis

Johnny Hartman, Andrew Hill (ldr), Andrew Hill (p), John Mixon (b), Gene Gammage (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Somebody Loves Me - 2:21(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
b. Stella by Starlight - 3:43(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
Jazz Line Digital Download — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2015)
c. In Your Own Sweet Way - 7:16(Dave Brubeck)
d. You Came a Long Way from St. Louis - 2:43(John Benson Brooks, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
e. Misty - 3:08(Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD22829 — Johnny Hartman: Complete Regent Recordings   (2001)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)
f. Birks' Works - 12:17(Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on: VGM LP 12"0011 — Sittin' In With Johnny Hartman and the Andrew Hill Trio   

Johnny Hartman (ldr) on a-b, d-e, (v) on a-b, d-e.

These tracks are of poor quality with audio drop outs and an out-of-tune piano. They resemble personal recordings not meant for release. The VGM 0011 album cover provides only an Ohio post office box as an address. The recording was probably done by Frank Sousan who was also responsible for Wes Montgomery Recorded Live At Jorgie's Jazz Club, VGM 001 (1961) and Grant Green: The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959, Uptown UPCD 27.68 (2012).

From Ronald Lyles' Andrew Hill Discography: On LP c listed as "Andrew Grooves I" and f listed as "Andrew Grooves II." Contrary to what's indicated on the LP sleeve, side A consists of a-e. Side B consists of d, e (repeated) f, a, b (repeated).


Date: March 7, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!
Johnny Hartman with the John Coltrane Quartet

John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman (ldr), John Coltrane (ss, ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. take 1bd They Say It's Wonderful - 0:07(Irving Berlin)
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b. take 2bd They Say It's Wonderful - 0:06(Irving Berlin)
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c. take 3reh They Say It's Wonderful - 1:23(Irving Berlin)
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d. take 4alt They Say It's Wonderful - 5:37(Irving Berlin)
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e. take 5bd They Say It's Wonderful - 0:05(Irving Berlin)
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f. take 5abd They Say It's Wonderful - 0:12(Irving Berlin)
unissued
g. take 6reh They Say It's Wonderful - 0:50(Irving Berlin)
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h. take 7bd They Say It's Wonderful - 0:33(Irving Berlin)
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i. 11400 [take 8] They Say It's Wonderful - 5:17(Irving Berlin)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 40 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1700 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3026-8 — John Coltrane   (1965)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"841 965 BY — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1967)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88079 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1972)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YS 8505 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1976)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29013 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 4607 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (It.) LP 12"IMPL 5028 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1999)
Original Recordings Group LP 12"ORG 017 (180 g.) — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Music On Vinyl (Du.) LP 12"MOVLP 482 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SH 3019 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8575 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
MCA CDMCAD 5661 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1986)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CD32XD 576 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 617-2 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23008 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1991)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 27 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 157 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD11572 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Verve CD314 549 361-2 — Coltrane For Lovers   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3001 — Coltrane For Lovers   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 1009 — John Coltrane: The Ballad Album   (2002)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5049 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2003)
Impulse! CDB0001126-16 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9018 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 7024 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Impulse! (Ger.) CD06024 98840146 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3007 — John Coltrane: The Ballad Album   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9003 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9076 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9413 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Impulse! CD06025 17648975 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010966-02 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010591-02 — John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Volume Two   (2008)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 9002 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 6027 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Scorpio CD265199 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Wedding   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Love Revolution   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Greatest Songwriters: Irving Berlin   (2014)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Love Songs   (2014)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Music Legends   (2014)
j. reh Lush Life - 0:25(Billy Strayhorn)
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k. take 1alt Lush Life - 5:19(Billy Strayhorn)
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l. take 2bd Lush Life - 0:12(Billy Strayhorn)
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m. take 2aalt Lush Life - 5:28(Billy Strayhorn)
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n. take 3bd Lush Life - 0:32(Billy Strayhorn)
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o. take 4bd Lush Life - 0:36(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
p. take 5bd Lush Life - 3:26(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
q. take 6bd Lush Life - 3:31(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
r. take 7reh Lush Life - 4:42(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
s. insert 1 Lush Life - 0:22(Billy Strayhorn)
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t. insert 2 Lush Life - 0:24(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
u. insert 3 Lush Life - 1:22(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
v. 11401 Lush Life - 5:26(Billy Strayhorn)
Impulse! 4545-218   (1963)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 40 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1700 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"841 965 BY — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1967)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88079 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1972)
Impulse! LP 12"ASH 9306-2 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1975)
MCA LP 12"MCA2 4136 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1975)
Impulse! (Eng.) LP 12"IMPD 901 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1975)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YS 8505 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1976)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29013 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 4607 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
MCA LP 12"2-8026 — The Best of Impulse!   (1988)
Impulse! (It.) LP 12"IMPL 5028 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1999)
Original Recordings Group LP 12"ORG 017 (180 g.) — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Music On Vinyl (Du.) LP 12"MOVLP 482 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SH 3019 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8575 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
MCA CDMCAD 5661 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1986)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CD32XD 576 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 617-2 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
GRP CDGRD 107 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1991)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23008 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1991)
GRP (Eu.) CD051 107-2 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1992)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 27 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 157 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD11572 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
GRP CDGRD 9881 — Priceless Jazz Collection: Sampler   (1997)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Impulse! CD314 549 914-2 — John Coltrane: Standards   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3003 — John Coltrane: Standards   (2001)
Verve CD314 549 913-2 — The Very Best of John Coltrane   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5049 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2003)
Impulse! CDB0001126-16 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9018 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 7024 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Impulse! (Ger.) CD06024 98840146 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2005)
Verve CDB0004441-02 — More John Coltrane For Lovers   (2005)
Verve (Eu.) CD06024 9881021 7 — More John Coltrane For Lovers   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9003 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9076 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9413 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Impulse! CD06025 17648975 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010966-02 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010591-02 — John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Volume Two   (2008)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 9002 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 6027 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Scorpio CD265199 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
Six Week Smile Digital Download — Greatest Big Hits of 1962, Volume 37   (2012)
U-5 Digital Download — The Darkest Pieces of Jazz   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz for Beginners   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz: 1950s & 60s   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Most Essential Jazz Performances   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — This Is jazz   (2013)
w. take 1alt My One and Only Love - 4:03(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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x. take 2bd My One and Only Love - 0:19(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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y. take 3bd My One and Only Love - 0:12(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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z. take 4bd My One and Only Love - 0:33(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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aa. take 5bd My One and Only Love - 0:30(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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ab. take 6reh My One and Only Love - 2:26(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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ac. take 7bd My One and Only Love - 0:09(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
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ad. 11402 [take 8] My One and Only Love - 4:54(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
Impulse! 4545-218   (1963)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 40 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1700 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3026-8 — John Coltrane   (1965)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"841 965 BY — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1967)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88079 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1972)
Impulse! LP 12"ASH 9306-2 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1975)
MCA LP 12"MCA2 4136 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1975)
Impulse! (Eng.) LP 12"IMPD 901 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1975)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YS 8505 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1976)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29013 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 4607 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (It.) LP 12"IMPL 5028 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1999)
Original Recordings Group LP 12"ORG 017 (180 g.) — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Music On Vinyl (Du.) LP 12"MOVLP 482 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SH 3019 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8575 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
MCA CDMCAD 5661 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1986)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CD32XD 576 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 617-2 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
GRP CDGRD 107 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1991)
GRP CDGRD2-101 — Impulse! Jazz: 30 Year Celebration   (1991)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD2101-2 — Impulse! Jazz: 30 Year Celebration   (1991)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23008 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1991)
GRP (Eu.) CD051 107-2 — The Gentle Side of John Coltrane   (1992)
GRP CDGRD3 119 — A John Coltrane Retrospective: The Impulse Years   (1992)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 27 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 157 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD11572 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Verve CD314 549 361-2 — Coltrane For Lovers   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3001 — Coltrane For Lovers   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 1009 — John Coltrane: The Ballad Album   (2002)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5049 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2003)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Impulse! CDB0001126-16 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9018 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 7024 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Impulse! (Ger.) CD06024 98840146 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3007 — John Coltrane: The Ballad Album   (2005)
Impulse! CDB0006680-02 — The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse! Records   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 1143 — Jazz the Best Premium 50   (2006)
Verve CDB0006052-02 — John Coltrane: To Go   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 3031 — Super Jazz Best Box   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9003 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9076 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9413 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Impulse! CD06025 17648975 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010966-02 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010591-02 — John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Volume Two   (2008)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 9002 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 6027 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 1368 — Healing Jazz Best   (2012)
Scorpio CD265199 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 3156 — Once Upon a Time Jazz: Love Ballade   (2012)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTYCJ 60039 — Jazz Ballad Best   (2013)
Verve Digital Download — Impressions Hit Pack EP   (2007)
ae. take 9bd My One and Only Love - 0:23(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
unissued
af. take 10alt My One and Only Love - 4:57(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
unissued
ag. take 1bd Autumn Serenade - 0:16(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
ah. take 2bd Autumn Serenade - 0:47(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
ai. take 3reh Autumn Serenade - 0:53(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
aj. take 3areh Autumn Serenade - 2:54(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
ak. take 4bd Autumn Serenade - 0:17(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
al. take 5bd Autumn Serenade - 2:34(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
am. take 6reh Autumn Serenade - 1:41(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
an. take 7bd Autumn Serenade - 0:49(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
ao. take 8bd Autumn Serenade - 2:42(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
ap. take 9bd Autumn Serenade - 1:03(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
aq. take 10bd Autumn Serenade - 0:26(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
ar. take 11alt Autumn Serenade - 4:10(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
as. take 12bd Autumn Serenade - 0:30(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
at. take 13bd Autumn Serenade - 0:11(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
unissued
au. 11403 [take 14] Autumn Serenade - 4:18(Peter De Rose, Sammy Gallop)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 40 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1700 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"841 965 BY — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1967)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88079 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1972)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YS 8505 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1976)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29013 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 4607 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (It.) LP 12"IMPL 5028 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1999)
Original Recordings Group LP 12"ORG 017 (180 g.) — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Music On Vinyl (Du.) LP 12"MOVLP 482 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SH 3019 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8575 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
MCA CDMCAD 5661 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1986)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CD32XD 576 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 617-2 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23008 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1991)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 27 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 157 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD11572 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! CD314 549 914-2 — John Coltrane: Standards   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3003 — John Coltrane: Standards   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5049 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2003)
Impulse! CDB0001126-16 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9018 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 7024 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Impulse! (Ger.) CD06024 98840146 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2005)
Verve CDB0004441-02 — More John Coltrane For Lovers   (2005)
Verve (Eu.) CD06024 9881021 7 — More John Coltrane For Lovers   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9003 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9076 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9413 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Impulse! CD06025 17648975 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010966-02 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010591-02 — John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Volume Two   (2008)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 9002 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 6027 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Scorpio CD265199 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
av. take 1bd Dedicated to You - 0:14(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
unissued
aw. take 2reh Dedicated to You - 1:13(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
unissued
ax. take 3bd Dedicated to You - 3:36(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
unissued
ay. take 5alt Dedicated to You - 5:53(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
unissued
az. 11404 Dedicated to You - 5:30(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 40 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1700 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"841 965 BY — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1967)
MCA LP 12"MCA2 4133 — The Best of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years, Vol. 3   (1972)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88079 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1972)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YS 8505 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1976)
Impulse! LP 12"ASH 9278-2 — The Best of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years, Vol. 3   (1980)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29013 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 4607 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (It.) LP 12"IMPL 5028 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1999)
Original Recordings Group LP 12"ORG 017 (180 g.) — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Music On Vinyl (Du.) LP 12"MOVLP 482 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SH 3019 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8575 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
MCA CDMCAD 5661 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1986)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CD32XD 576 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 617-2 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23008 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1991)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 27 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 157 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD11572 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Verve CD314 549 361-2 — Coltrane For Lovers   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3001 — Coltrane For Lovers   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 1009 — John Coltrane: The Ballad Album   (2002)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5049 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2003)
Impulse! CDB0001126-16 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9018 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 7024 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Impulse! (Ger.) CD06024 98840146 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 3007 — John Coltrane: The Ballad Album   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9003 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9076 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9413 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Impulse! CD06025 17648975 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010966-02 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010591-02 — John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Volume Two   (2008)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 9002 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 6027 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Scorpio CD265199 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
U-5 Digital Download — American Jazz Sax   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Essential Jazz Romance   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Saxophone Legends   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz: Essential Love Songs   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Most Essential Romantic Jazz   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Tender Jazz   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The 20 Most Essential Jazz Ballads   (2014)
aaa. insert 1 Dedicated to You - 1:27(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
unissued
aab. take 1bd Afro-Blue - 0:47(Ramón 'Mongo' Santamaria, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
unissued
aac. 11405 [take 2] Afro-Blue - 5:47(Ramón 'Mongo' Santamaria, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
unissued
aad. insert 1 Afro-Blue - 2:10(Ramón 'Mongo' Santamaria, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
unissued
aae. take 1alt You Are Too Beautiful - 5:28(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
unissued
aaf. take 2bd You Are Too Beautiful - 0:14(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
unissued
aag. take 3bd You Are Too Beautiful - 1:25(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
unissued
aah. 11406 [take 4] You Are Too Beautiful - 5:33(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 40 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1700 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1963)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"841 965 BY — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1967)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88079 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1972)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YS 8505 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1976)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29013 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 4607 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1980)
Impulse! (It.) LP 12"IMPL 5028 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1999)
Original Recordings Group LP 12"ORG 017 (180 g.) — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Music On Vinyl (Du.) LP 12"MOVLP 482 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SH 3019 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8575 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   
MCA CDMCAD 5661 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1986)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CD32XD 576 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 617-2 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1987)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23008 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1991)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 27 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 157 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD11572 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (1995)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
GRP CDGRD 9938 — Priceless Jazz Collection: Rodgers and Hart   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5049 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2003)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Impulse! CDB0001126-16 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9018 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 7024 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2004)
Impulse! (Ger.) CD06024 98840146 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2005)
Verve CDB0004441-02 — More John Coltrane For Lovers   (2005)
Verve (Eu.) CD06024 9881021 7 — More John Coltrane For Lovers   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9003 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCJU 9076 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9413 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2007)
Impulse! CD06025 17648975 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010966-02 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2008)
Impulse! CDB0010591-02 — John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums, Volume Two   (2008)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCGU 9002 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 6027 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2011)
Scorpio CD265199 — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman   (2012)
Verve Digital Download — The Best of For Lovers   (2011)

John Coltrane (ss) on aab-aad, (ts) on a-aaa, aae-aah.

Information on the many unissued tracks of this session comes from Barry Kernfeld, “John Coltrane in Rudy Van Gelder's Studio," Names & Numbers, no. 33 (April 2005): 2–7; no. 34 (July 2005): 3–9, errata 14–15 (accessible online).

The issued master of "Lush Life" is a combination of take no. 7 and insert no. 3. The master of "Autumn Serenade" orginally had an introduction that was deleted. The issued master of "Dedicated to You" is a combination of take no. 5 and insert no. 1. Coltrane inserted saxophone parts to "Lush Life," "My One and Only Love" and "You Are Too Beautiful" at a later recording session, but because an early mix without these additions was briefly released, the incorrect myth arose that there were released alternate takes for these songs.

On Impulse 45-218, "Lush Life" is edited to 3:32 and "My One and Only Love" is edited to 2:43. Impulse B0001126-16 contains both mono and stereo versions.

Michael Cuscuna indicated in the liner notes to the 1995 CD reissue (GRD 157) that the master take of "Afro-Blue" was lost; however, it reappeared in a 2005 auction but was withdrawn by Coltrane family members before the sale.

Coltrane only plays soprano saxophone on "Afro-Blue."


Date: October 9, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!
Johnny Hartman: I Just Dropped By To Say Hello

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Jim Hall (g), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Elvin Jones (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 90006 Charade - 2:33(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
Impulse! 4545-220   (1963)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 3031 — Super Jazz Best Box   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 1292/6 — Best Hits: 100 Jazz Vocal   (2011)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUICZ 1416 — Jazz Kiss   (2011)
U-5 Digital Download — Gentlemen Sing Jazz   (2013)
b. 90007 If I'm Lucky - 2:48(Eddie De Lange, Josef Myrow)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Both titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 57 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1964)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29039 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1980)
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5593 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1981)
MCA LP 12"MCA 39105 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1988)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8593 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   
MCA (Jpn.) CD32XD 613 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 616-2 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1987)
MCA CDMCAD 39105 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1988)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23056 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1991)
Impulse! CDIMPD 176 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1995)
Impulse! (Ger.) CDIMP 11762 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1995)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5297 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (2005)
Verve CDB0009784-02 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (2007)
Universal (Eu.) CD06025 17448193 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (2007)

Date: October 17, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!
Johnny Hartman: I Just Dropped By To Say Hello

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Elvin Jones (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 90008 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - 2:43(Dave Mann, Bob Hilliard)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
GRP CDGRD 9935 — Priceless Jazz Collection, No. 31: A Time for Love - The Ultimate Romantic Standards   (1998)
U-5 Digital Download — Black Coffee: A Jazz Morning   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Velvet Vocals   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Pop Standards: 1950s   (2014)
b. 90009 A Sleepin' Bee - 2:11(Harold Arlen, Truman Capote)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11276 — Harold Arlen Songbook: Over the Rainbow   (2005)
c. 90010 Our Time - 2:56(Stan Glick)
Impulse! 4545-220   (1963)
d. 90011 Don't You Know I Care - 4:09(Duke Ellington, Mack David)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
U-5 Digital Download — Everybody Loves Ellington   (2014)
e. 90012 Kiss and Run - 3:31(William Engvick, Jack Ledru, Rene Dononcin)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz for a Chill Commute   (2013)
f. 90013 Stairway to the Stars - 3:04(Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Stardust Records Digital Download — Smokin' Lounge Music   (2013)
g. 90014 Don't Call It Love - 2:03(Ronnell Bright)
h. 90015 I Just Dropped by to Say Hello - 4:03(Sid Feller, Rick Ward)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Verve Digital Download — The Best of For Lovers   (2011)
i. 90016 How Sweet It Is to Be in Love - 2:19(Danny Di Minno, George Cardini)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
All titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 57 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1964)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29039 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1980)
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5593 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1981)
MCA LP 12"MCA 39105 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1988)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8593 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   
MCA (Jpn.) CD32XD 613 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1987)
MCA (Ger.) CD254 616-2 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1987)
MCA CDMCAD 39105 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1988)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23056 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1991)
Impulse! CDIMPD 176 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1995)
Impulse! (Ger.) CDIMP 11762 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (1995)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 5297 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (2005)
Verve CDB0009784-02 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (2007)
Universal (Eu.) CD06025 17448193 — I Just Dropped By To Say Hello   (2007)

Illinois Jacquet (ts) on d, f-g; Kenny Burrell (g) on a-c.


Date: September 22, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!
Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones (p), Richard Davis (b), Osie Johnson (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 90169 My Ship - 3:08(Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 74 — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29040 — The Voice That Is!   (1980)
Analogue Productions LP 12" 45-RPMAIPJ 74 — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23071 — The Voice That Is!   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 144 — The Voice That Is!   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
GRP CDGRD 9935 — Priceless Jazz Collection, No. 31: A Time for Love - The Ultimate Romantic Standards   (1998)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Analogue Productions CDCIPJ 74 SA — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9159 — The Voice That Is!   (2010)
b. 90170 The More I See You - 2:26(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
Impulse! 4545-235   (1965)
Impulse! EPAS 74 7S-LP — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 74 — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29040 — The Voice That Is!   (1980)
Analogue Productions LP 12" 45-RPMAIPJ 74 — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23071 — The Voice That Is!   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 144 — The Voice That Is!   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Analogue Productions CDCIPJ 74 SA — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9159 — The Voice That Is!   (2010)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz: Essential Love Songs   (2013)
c. 90171 On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
unissued
d. 90172 These Foolish Things - 4:17(Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 74 — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29040 — The Voice That Is!   (1980)
Analogue Productions LP 12" 45-RPMAIPJ 74 — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23071 — The Voice That Is!   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 144 — The Voice That Is!   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Analogue Productions CDCIPJ 74 SA — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9159 — The Voice That Is!   (2010)
Verve Digital Download — The Best of For Lovers   (2011)
U-5 Digital Download — Essential Jazz Ballads   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Ballads   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The 20 Most Essential Jazz Ballads   (2014)
U-5 Digital Download — A Jazz Valentine   (2014)
U-5 Digital Download — Ultimate Jazz Ballads   (2014)
e. 90173 Waltz for Debby - 3:28(Bill Evans, Gene Lees)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 74 — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29040 — The Voice That Is!   (1980)
Analogue Productions LP 12" 45-RPMAIPJ 74 — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23071 — The Voice That Is!   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 144 — The Voice That Is!   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Analogue Productions CDCIPJ 74 SA — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9159 — The Voice That Is!   (2010)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTYCJ 60012 — Coffee Break Jazz Vocal: Premium Blend   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Bill Evans: Star Stylist   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Greatest Jazz Songwriters   (2014)
f. 90174 It Never Entered My Mind - 3:35(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 74 — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29040 — The Voice That Is!   (1980)
Analogue Productions LP 12" 45-RPMAIPJ 74 — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23071 — The Voice That Is!   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 144 — The Voice That Is!   (1994)
GRP CDGRD 9935 — Priceless Jazz Collection, No. 31: A Time for Love - The Ultimate Romantic Standards   (1998)
GRP CDGRD 9940 — Priceless Jazz Collection: Sampler No. 4   (1998)
Verve CD440 065 328-2 — When Love Goes Wrong: Songs for the Broken Hearted   (2003)
Analogue Productions CDCIPJ 74 SA — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9159 — The Voice That Is!   (2010)
U-5 Digital Download — American Jazz Heartbreakers   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Darkest Pieces of Jazz   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Great Gentlemen of Jazz Vocals   (2013)

The original George Hoeffer liner notes to The Voice That Is! mistakenly refer to Teresa Dell Riego as composer of track a instead of Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill. According to liner notes on GRD-144, track c was unreleased and the master tape no longer exists.


Date: September 24, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!
Johnny Hartman: The Voice That Is!

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Dick Hafer (f, o), Phil Krause (mar), Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith (g), Richard Davis (b), Osie Johnson (d), Willie Rodriguez (per, bo), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 90179 The Day the World Stopped Turning - 2:29(Phil Springer, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Bob Hammer
Impulse! EPAS 74 7S-LP — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD051 276-2 — Latin On Impulse!   (1998)
Impulse! CD1276-2 — Latin On Impulse!   (1998)
b. 90180 Slow Hot Wind - 3:23(Henry Mancini, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Bob Hammer
c. 90181 Funny World - 4:08(Alan Brandt, Ennio Morricone, Francesco Torti, Guido Castaldo) / arr: Bob Hammer
d. 90182 Joey, Joey, Joey - 4:49(Frank Loesser) / arr: Bob Hammer
Impulse! EPAS 74 7S-LP — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
e. 90183 Let Me Love You - 1:45(Bart Howard) / arr: Bob Hammer
Impulse! EPAS 74 7S-LP — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
GRP CDGRD 9873 — Priceless Jazz: Johnny Hartman   (1997)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
f. 90184 Sunrise, Sunset - 2:48(Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick) / arr: Bob Hammer
Impulse! 4545-235   (1965)
Impulse! EPAS 74 7S-LP — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Wedding   (2013)
All titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 74 — The Voice That Is!   (1965)
MCA LP 12"MCA 29040 — The Voice That Is!   (1980)
Analogue Productions LP 12" 45-RPMAIPJ 74 — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23071 — The Voice That Is!   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 144 — The Voice That Is!   (1994)
Analogue Productions CDCIPJ 74 SA — The Voice That Is!   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9159 — The Voice That Is!   (2010)

Dick Hafer (f) on a, c, e, (o) on b, d; Phil Krause (mar) on b-c, f; Willie Rodriguez (bo) on d-e.

Although all sources indicate Bob Hammer plays piano on this session, no piano is heard on any of the tracks.


Date: April 19, 1965
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Peter De Angelis Orchestra and Choir

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Peter De Angelis (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 12596 Yesterday's Roses(Peter De Angelis, Noel Sherman) / arr: Peter De Angelis
ABC-Paramount 4510714   (1965)
b. 12597 The Masquerade Is Over - 2:55(Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) / arr: Peter De Angelis
ABC-Paramount 4510676   (1965)
HMV (Eng.) 451436   (1965)
c. 12598 I Can't Help It - 2:25(Russ Damon) / arr: Peter De Angelis
ABC-Paramount 4510676   (1965)
HMV (Eng.) 451436   (1965)
d. 12599 Let Me Love You in My Own Quiet Way(Peter De Angelis, Gordon Galbraith) / arr: Peter De Angelis
ABC-Paramount 4510714   (1965)

The personnel are not known.


Date: January 4, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: [television broadcast]
Johnny Hartman on the Tonight Show

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Tonight Show Orchestra (var)

a. Joey, Joey, Joey - 4:00(Frank Loesser)
b. The More I See You - 2:25(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
Both titles unissued.

This is Johnny Hartman appearing on the Tonight Show backed by the Tonight Show Orchestra led by either Skitch Henderson or Milton DeLugg. Song title and timing information comes from the NBC Masterbooks.


Date: February 13, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: [television broadcast]
Johnny Hartman on the Sammy Davis, Jr. Show

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. It Never Entered My Mind - 3:34(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
unissued

Other than Jones and Hinton, no accompanying personnel are identified. A script from the show cites only one song performed by Hartman (archived at the University of Wyoming). Video of this performance has circulated on the Internet.


Date: February 15, 1966
Location: United Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Bud Brisbois, Jules Chaikin, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore, Al Porcino (t), Mike Barone, John Ewing, Lester Robertson, Ernie Tack (tb), Anthony Ortega (as), Curtis Amy, Teddy Edwards, Harold Land (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), Herb Ellis (g), Mike Melvoin (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Stan Levey (d), Gerald Wilson (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 13060 Almost like Being in Love - 2:33(Frederick Loewe, Alan Lerner) / arr: Mike Barone
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz: All We Need Is Love   (2014)
b. 13061 Once in a While - 2:26(Bud Green, Michael Edwards) / arr: Gerald Wilson
c. 13062 Isn't It Romantic - 2:01(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Gerald Wilson
d. 13063 Our Love Is Here to Stay - 2:13(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Mike Barone
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC/ABCS 547 — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   (1966)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JAS 1515 — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   (1966)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YW 8509-AB — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   
Impulse! CDIMPD 152 — Unforgettable   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD1152-2 — Unforgettable   (1995)

Mike Barone reports that he is the arranger of tracks a and d under assignment from Gerald Wilson.


Date: February 17, 1966
Location: United Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Bud Brisbois, Jules Chaikin, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore, Al Porcino (t), Mike Barone, John Ewing, Lester Robertson, Ernie Tack (tb), Anthony Ortega (as), Curtis Amy, Teddy Edwards, Harold Land (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), John Gray (g), Mike Melvoin (p), Ray Brown (b), Stan Levey (d), Gerald Wilson (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 13064 The More I See You - 2:21(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Mike Barone
U-5 Digital Download — Sexy Jazz   (2013)
b. 13065 What Do I Owe Her? - 3:12(Fred E. Ahlert, Benny Goodman) / arr: Gerald Wilson
U-5 Digital Download — The Benny Goodman Songbook   (2013)
c. 13066 Bidin' My Time - 2:03(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Gerald Wilson
d. 13067 Down in the Depths - 2:46(Cole Porter) / arr: Mike Barone
U-5 Digital Download — Take the A Train: New York Jazz   (2013)
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC/ABCS 547 — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   (1966)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JAS 1515 — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   (1966)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YW 8509-AB — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   
Impulse! CDIMPD 152 — Unforgettable   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD1152-2 — Unforgettable   (1995)

Mike Barone reports that he is the arranger of tracks a and d under assignment from Gerald Wilson.


Date: February 18, 1966
Location: United Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Vinny Gill, Leonard Malarsky, Betty Marks, Wilbert Nuttycombe, George Poole, Jerome Reisler, Daryl Terwilliger, John Vidusich (vn), Samuel Boghossian, Alvin Rinkin (vl), Joseph Ditullio, Emmet Sargeant (vc), Dennis Budimir (g), Mike Melvoin (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Stan Levey (d), Gerald Wilson (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 13068 Fools Rush In - 2:42(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Mike Barone
b. 13069 The Very Thought of You - 2:44(Ray Noble) / arr: Mike Barone
ABC-Paramount 4510813   (1966)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
U-5 Digital Download — Essential Jazz Romance   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Sexy Jazz   (2013)
c. 13070 Unforgettable - 2:35(Irving Gordon) / arr: Mike Barone
ABC-Paramount 4510813   (1966)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD1203-2 — Standards On Impulse!   (1996)
GRP CDGRD 231 — Standards On Impulse!   (1997)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 1197 — Smooth Jazz, Sweet and Natural   (2008)
U-5 Digital Download — All About the Song: Jazz Essentials   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — American Jazz Ballads   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — American Jazz Vocals   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Easy Listening   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — The Top 20 Jazz Vocals   (2013)
d. 13071 Ain't Misbehavin' - 2:29(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks) / arr: Gerald Wilson
U-5 Digital Download — The Greatest Jazz Standards   (2013)
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC/ABCS 547 — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   (1966)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JAS 1515 — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   (1966)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YW 8509-AB — Unforgettable Songs By Johnny Hartman   
Impulse! CDIMPD 152 — Unforgettable   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD1152-2 — Unforgettable   (1995)

Mike Barone reports that he is the arranger of tracks a-c under assignment from Gerald Wilson.


Date: September 27, 1966
Location: Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Jack Pleis Orchestra: I Love Everybody

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Victor Arno, Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, Leonard Malarsky, Betty Marks, Erno Neufeld, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Marshall Sosson (vn), Samuel Boghossian, Gareth Nuttycombe (vl), Anne Goodman, Harold Schnier (vc), Dennis Budimir, Mel Pollan, Tommy Tedesco (g), Dave Grusin (key, p, hps), Max Bennett (b), Alvin Stoller (d, per), Jack Pleis (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 13584 If I Had You - 2:44(Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly) / arr: Jack Pleis
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
b. 13585 I Cover the Waterfront - 3:38(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) / arr: Jack Pleis
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
c. 13586 As You Desire Me - 2:43(Allie Wrubel) / arr: Jack Pleis
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
d. 13587 When I Get the Time - 2:50(Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti) / arr: Jack Pleis
ABC-Paramount 4510922   (1967)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
e. 13588 Goodbye, Goodbye - 2:24(Bill MacKechnie) / arr: Jack Pleis
ABC-Paramount 4510922   (1967)
f. 13589 Go Away - 2:41(Harold Spina, Don Robertson) / arr: Jack Pleis
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC/ABCS 576 — I Love Everybody   (1967)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69205 — I Love Everybody   (2005)

ABC-576, I Love Everybody, was originally going to be released as ABC-574, Soul In the Night, but the record label gave the title to a Ruth Olay album instead (ABC-573).


Date: September 28, 1966
Location: Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Johnny Hartman with the Oliver Nelson Orchestra: I Love Everybody

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino (t), Mike Barone, Billy Byers (tb), Gabe Baltazar (as), Bill Green, Plas Johnson (ts), Bill Hood (bar), Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts (g), Mike Melvoin (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d), James Lockert (per), Oliver Nelson (con), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. 13590 Today I Love Everybody - 2:41(Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. 13591 T'ain't No Need - 3:10(Nat Jones) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. 13592 For the Want of a Kiss - 3:01(Redd Evans, Sol Winkler) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Verve CDB0001214-02 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4104 — Hartman For Lovers   (2004)
d. 13593 Girl Talk - 3:00(Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) / arr: Oliver Nelson
e. 13594 That Old Black Magic - 3:22(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Oliver Nelson
f. 13594 Matilda(Harry Thomas [Harry Belafonte], Norman Span) / arr: Oliver Nelson
g. 13594 Greena Couzina (Greena Cousina)(Traditional) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC/ABCS 576 — I Love Everybody   (1967)
Impulse! CDIMPD 152 — Unforgettable   (1995)
Impulse! (Eu.) CD1152-2 — Unforgettable   (1995)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69205 — I Love Everybody   (2005)

e, f, g performed as medley.

Tracks e-g comprise a medley that Hartman had been doing in his nightclub performances for several years. This session did not take place before a live audience in the studio. Timings include the applause that was added later by producer Bob Thiele.


Date: April 12, 1967
Location: unknown
Label: ABC-Paramount

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 14009 Somebody, Someplace(composer unknown)
b. 14010 Get to Like Me(composer unknown)
c. 14011 Love Of My Life(composer unknown)
All titles unissued.

This session is listed in Michel Ruppli's ABC/Impulse Records Discography but no details are given. It is not known if track c is the song of that title composed by Artie Shaw and Johnny Mercer.


Date: ca. 1968
Location: Playboy Club, Detroit, MI
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman Live In Detroit

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Matt Michaels (p), Dan Pliskow (b), Billy Steen (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. I Get a Kick out of You - 2:32(Cole Porter)
b. A Sleepin' Bee - 3:05(Harold Arlen, Truman Capote)
c. This Is All I Ask - 4:48(Gordon Jenkins)
d. inc Bye Bye Blackbird - 1:32(Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon)
e. I Get a Kick out of You - 2:35(Cole Porter)
f. S'Posin' - 2:31(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
g. Misty - 7:40(Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
h. When I Fall in Love(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
i. The Nearness of You(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
j. Bye Bye Blackbird - 1:50(Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon)
All titles unissued.

g, h, i performed as medley.

Tracks a–d comprise an early set and e–j, a later set. These recordings are from the private collection of bassist Dan Pliskow who donated them to the Library of Congress. Pliskow indicated that he couldn’t be sure if the recording was made in 1967 or 1968.


Date: July 25, 1968
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: [television broadcast]
Johnny Hartman with the Vernel Fournier Trio Live in Chicago

Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan], Johnny Hartman (ldr), unknown (p, b), Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan] (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. The More I See You - 2:30(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
b. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 3:05(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
Both titles unissued.

The pianist and bassist are unknown. These two songs were performed live for Our People hosted by Jim Tilmon and broadcast on WTTW (PBS) in Chicago. This episode is the only one known to exist from the series. The video is archived at the University of Georgia-Athens as part of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection and may be viewed by appointment.


Date: ca. 1972
Location: New York City
Label: Perception
Johnny Hartman: Today

Johnny Hartman (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Roland Prince (g), Herman Foster (p), Earl May (eb), Billy Higgins (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. By the Time I Get to Phoenix - 3:59(Jimmy Webb)
b. Didn't We - 4:27(Jimmy Webb)
c. Games People Play - 4:26(Joe South)
d. Betcha, By Golly, Wow - 4:12(William Bell, Linda Epstein [Creed])
Perception 45PS 523   (1973)
e. Summer Wind - 3:21(Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke, Johnny Mercer)
f. Help Me Make It Through the Night - 4:04(Kris Kristofferson)
Perception 45PS 523   (1973)
g. The Folks Who Live on the Hill - 5:44(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
h. We've Only Just Begun - 5:07(Paul Williams, Roger Nichols)
i. I've Got to Be Me (I've Gotta Be Me) - 4:43(Walter Marks)
All titles on: Perception LP 12"PLP 30 — Today   (1972)
Collectables CDCOL-5619 — Johnny Hartman: The Perceptions Years - Today/I've Been There   (1997)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11266 — Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head   (2003)

The recording date is not known. The album Today appeared on the Cashbox Album Charts for three weeks beginning November 18, 1972 at number 164. The second week it moved up to 161 and the third week to 160. This is the only pop-chart appearance for any Hartman album released during his life.


Date: November 25, 1972
Location: Shiba East Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Capitol (Jpn.)
Johnny Hartman in Tokyo: For Trane

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Masabumi Kikuchi (p), Yoshio Suzuki (b), Hiroshi Murakami (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Violets for Your Furs - 5:00(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66591 — Jazz V.S.O.P. - For the Most Precious Time   (2012)
b. My Favorite Things - 4:12(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66341/46 — Best Jazz 100   (2006)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66556 — Drivin' Jazz   (2011)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTYCJ 60040 — Jazz Cinema Best   (2013)
c. Greensleeves - 4:37(Traditional)
d. Nature Boy - 3:28(Eden Ahbez)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
e. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 3:01(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
All titles on: Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"ECP 88108 — Hartman Sings Trane's Favorites   (1973)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69216 — Johnny Hartman: The Tokyo Albums   (2005)

It has been reported that these recordings took place on November 29, 1972, but the liner notes for the original Japanese release, translated for the author (Akkerman), support the dates and location presented here. Furthermore, the pianist’s name, “Masabumi,” was incorrectly listed in later English-language releases as “Masahiro” or “Masahiko.”


Date: November 29, 1972
Location: EMI Studio 1, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Capitol (Jpn.)
Johnny Hartman in Tokyo: For Trane

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Terumasa Hino (t), Mikio Masuda (p), Yoshio Ikeda (b), Motohiko Hino (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. The Nearness of You - 6:55(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
b. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) - 4:05(Bart Howard)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
c. I'm Glad There Is You - 4:09(Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira, Paul Mertz)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
d. S'Posin' - 5:20(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
e. The Shadow of Your Smile - 6:49(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
Hip-O CDHIPD2 40137 — Johnny Hartman: Collection 1947-1972   (1998)
f. On Green Dolphin Street - 3:19(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
g. My Funny Valentine - 7:30(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66390 — My Funny Valentine   (2008)
h. Sometimes I'm Happy - 4:01(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
All titles on: Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"ECP 88107 — Hartman Meets Hino   (1973)
Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"ECJ 80175 — Hartman Meets Hino   (1977)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCT 5728 — Hartman Meets Hino   (1990)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69216 — Johnny Hartman: The Tokyo Albums   (2005)

The English-language releases of this material list the recording studio as “unknown” but the Japanese liner notes for ECJ 80175 as translated for the author (Akkerman) state the location as “EMI Studio 1.”


Date: December 1, 1972
Location: Mouri Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Capitol (Jpn.)
Johnny Hartman in Tokyo: For Trane

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Mikio Masuda (p), Yoshio Ikeda (b), Motohiko Hino (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. It Ain't Necessarily So - 0:40(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. Summertime - 6:28(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c. Why Did I Choose You? - 3:29(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
All titles on: Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"ECP 88108 — Hartman Sings Trane's Favorites   (1973)
Blue Note CD7243 8 35346 2 — For Trane   (1995)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69216 — Johnny Hartman: The Tokyo Albums   (2005)

a, b performed as medley.

Hartman actually begins the listed title "Summertime" with the first A-section of "It Ain't Necessarily So."


Date: April 1973
Location: New York City
Label: Perception
Johnny Hartman: I've Been There

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts, f), Al Gafa, Bob Rose (g), Ken Ascher (elp, snt), Earl May (b, eb), Don Reid (d), unknown (bkv), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Feelin' Groovy - 2:08(Paul Simon)
b. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - 4:49(Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
Perception 45PS 537   (1973)
c. If - 3:34(David Gates)
d. Rainy Days and Mondays - 3:56(Roger Nichols, Paul Williams)
e. You Go to My Head - 3:38(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
f. Meditation - 4:16(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca, Norman Gimbel)
g. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 3:56(Ewan MacColl)
h. Sunday Son - 3:51(Jimmy Curtiss)
Perception 45PS 537   (1973)
i. For the Good Times - 4:07(Kris Kristofferson)
j. Easy Come, Easy Go - 2:32(Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller)
All titles on: Perception LP 12"PLP 41 — I've Been There   (1973)
Collectables CDCOL-5619 — Johnny Hartman: The Perceptions Years - Today/I've Been There   (1997)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11266 — Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head   (2003)

Jimmy Heath (ts) on a-b, h, j, (f) on c, g; Ken Ascher (elp) on a-d, i, (snt) on g-h, j; unknown (bkv) on i.

The specific session date is unknown but the April 19, 1973 Jet stated that Johnny Hartman was “in town to wax a new album” and Perception 41 was released by June.

Unidentified backup singers are heard on track i. No piano or keyboard is heard on tracks e and f. No guitars are heard on track i.

Collectables 5619 and Definitive 11266 incorrectly list track h as “Sunday Sun.”


Date: May 26, 1974
Location: Town Hall, New York City
Label: We Bu Productions
Johnny Hartman with the George Coleman Quartet Live at Town Hall

Johnny Hartman (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Eddie Moore (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. By the Time I Get to Phoenix - 4:33(Jimmy Webb)
b. The More I See You - 3:47(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
c. Didn't We - 6:25(Jimmy Webb)
d. Watch What Happens - 3:02(Michel LeGrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy)
e. On Green Dolphin Street - 5:47(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
f. Betcha, By Golly, Wow - 5:29(William Bell, Linda Epstein [Creed])
g. Bye Bye Blackbird - 4:06(Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon)
h. Lush Life - 6:39(Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on: We Bu Productions Digital Download — Johnny Hartman Live at Town Hall   (2014)

George Coleman (ts) on a, c, e-f, h.

The timings shown include applause, talking and announcements. This concert also featured drummer Roy Brooks's ensemble and vocalist Eddie Jefferson. The MC was Roy Haynes. Duke Ellington was buried on this date. The We Bu website indicates that the recording will be made available as a CD.


Date: August 25, 1974
Location: Smith Point Park, Shirley, Long Island, NY
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman Live with the International Art of Jazz Ensemble

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Dave Burns (t), Candy Ross (tb), Charles Williams (C.I. Williams) (as), Bob Kindred (ts), Charles McLean (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Clyde Lucas (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. On Green Dolphin Street - 3:00(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
b. Didn't We - 4:54(Jimmy Webb)
c. S'Posin' - 2:10(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
d. Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:00(Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon)
All titles unissued.

A private recording is archived at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC with control no. 2003645581 [Carrie Smith and Johnny Hartman with IAJ Ensemble] (1974). Track b is mislabeled as “This Time” in the collection at the Library of Congress.


Date: July 1, 1975
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
Label: Voice of America
Johnny Hartman with the Ellis Larkins Trio at Newport

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Ellis Larkins (p), Milt Hinton (b), Walter Bolden (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Sophisticated Lady - 3:17(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
b. Sometimes I'm Happy - 2:25(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
c. Don't You Know I Care - 3:37(Duke Ellington, Mack David)
d. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 3:15(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
e. Lush Life - 4:07(Billy Strayhorn)
f. September Song - 4:16(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
All titles on: Voice of America CassetteRGA 0273-0274 (RWD 7483-7485) — Newport Jazz Festival New York, July 1, 1975, Avery Fisher Hall   (1975)

This recording is part of the Voice of America Music Library Collection (Library of Congress). It can be downloaded at Wolfgang's Vault. Comedian Phyllis Diller is the MC. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: February 24, 1976
Location: Merry Go Round, Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
Label: [radio broadcast]
Johnny Hartman Live in Boston

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Reggie Moore (p), Alex Lane (b), Bill English (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. On Green Dolphin Street - 3:00(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
b. Sometimes I'm Happy - 2:49(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
c. Didn't We - 5:19(Jimmy Webb)
d. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - 4:50(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 3:21(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
f. Misty - 6:12(Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
g. Watch What Happens - 3:06(Michel LeGrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy)
h. Blues - 2:18
i. By the Time I Get to Phoenix - 3:59(Jimmy Webb)
j. The More I See You - 2:50(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
k. If - 4:40(David Gates)
l. Help Me Make It Through the Night - 3:14(Kris Kristofferson)
m. The Way We Were - 5:26(Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
n. Bidin' My Time - 3:01(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
o. The Folks Who Live on the Hill - 5:38(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
p. Down in the Depths - 3:53(Cole Porter)
q. Lush Life - 5:23(Billy Strayhorn)
r. Feelings - 5:20(LouLou Gasté, Albert Morris [Mauricio Alberto Kaisermann])
s. I've Got to Be Me (I've Gotta Be Me) - 3:23(Walter Marks)
t. Blues - 1:32
All titles on: Gambit (Sp.) CD69276 — Boston Concert 1976   (2007)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Johnny Hartman Live In Concert   (2011)

Johnny Hartman (v) on a-g, i-s.

These tracks come from two sets broadcast live as part of a fundraiser on WBUR in Boston. Tracks h and t are set closers featuring the accompanying trio under the announcer's comments. Timings shown include applause, announcements and chatter.


Date: May 17, 1976
Location: Record Plant Studios, New York City
Label: Musicor
Johnny Hartman, Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Fred Norman (con), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. Suzanne - 5:03(Paul Greenwood, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
Musicor 456302   (1977)
b. When - 4:42(Sammy Cahn, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
c. That's What Makes a House a Home - 3:54(Paul Greenwood, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
d. Ornery Little Critter - 2:56(Paul Greenwood, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
e. If I Could Only See You Again - 2:55(Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
Musicor 456302   (1977)
f. Hello Mrs. Jones - 4:04(Paul Greenwood, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
g. I've Only Myself to Blame - 3:27(Paul Greenwood, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
h. Starting Now - 4:46(Paul Greenwood, Gene Novello) / arr: Fred Norman
All titles on: Musicor LP 12"2502 — Johnny Hartman, Johnny Hartman   (1977)
USA Music Group CD910 — The Many Moods of Johnny Hartman   (1996)
Gary Music CD01 — Johnny Hartman Sings the Songs of Paul Greenwood and Gene Novello   (1997)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11267 — You Came a Long Way From St. Louis   (2003)

The unidentified orchestra backing Hartman on this very commercially oriented session includes strings. The 1996 release from USA Music Group states “previously unissued album” but Musicor 2502 pre-dated it by nineteen years. The liner notes for the 1997 release from Gary Music incorrectly state, “This album was recorded in 1976 and was never released because the master tapes were lost. A 2-track tape was found by the producer and writer of the songs in 1994.”


Date: Summer 1976
Location: Home of Dick Phipps, Lake Murray, Lexington, SC
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman with the Loonis McGlohon Trio: Thank You For Everything

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Loonis McGlohon (p), Terry Lassiter (eb), James Lackey (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Take the "A" Train - 4:38(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
b. Lush Life - 4:05(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
c. You Better Know It - 1:44(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
d. My Little Brown Book - 3:19(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
e. Lotus Blossom (Thank You for Everything) - 2:49(Billy Strayhorn, Edmund Anderson) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
f. Satin Doll - 2:57(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
g. Warm Valley - 1:56(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
h. Warm Valley - 2:03(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
i. Girl Talk - 4:47(Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
unissued
j. The Morning After - 3:34(John Weiner, Robert Sour) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
k. I'm Glad There Is You - 2:55(Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira, Paul Mertz) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
l. 'S Gonna Be a Cold, Cold Day - 3:14(Alec Wilder) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
JJA/Box Office LP 12"19795 — The Songs of Alec Wilder   (1979)
m. At Long Last Love - 2:03(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
unissued
n. What Is This Thing Called Love? - 1:47(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
o. I Get a Kick out of You - 4:34(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
unissued
p. Miss Otis Regrets - 3:27(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
q. Just One of Those Things - 1:52(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
r. I Concentrate on You - 2:50(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
s. Easy to Love - 2:41(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
t. I've Got You Under My Skin - 3:36(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
u. Anything Goes - 3:01(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
v. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 3:42(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
w. Let's Do It - 3:01(Cole Porter) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)
x. While We're Young - 2:47(Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz) / arr: Loonis McGlohon
Audiophile CDACD 165 — Thank You For Everything   (1998)

Terry Lassiter (eb) on a-d, f-m, o, q-w; James Lackey (d) on a-d, f-m, o, q-w.

During a weekend in the summer of 1976, Hartman recorded the material for two episodes of Alec Wilder’s “American Popular Song” series to be broadcast on National Public Radio. Hartman’s appearance featured primarily music composed by Billy Strayhorn and Cole Porter as well as two songs from Alec Wilder. Twenty of these tracks were eventually released after Hartman’s death on Thank You for Everything (Audiophile 165). In those liner notes Loonis McGlohon incorrectly stated the recordings took place in 1978.

Track g features an unpublished lyric by Larry Carr. Track h uses the lyric by Bob Russell. Tracks e, n, p and x are Hartman/McGlohon duets.

Tracks i, m and o were broadcast as part of the original “American Popular Song” radio series with Alec Wilder for National Public Radio.

Regarding LP JJA 19795, “A Box Office Production” is printed on the label but no other record company information is provided. One of the persons involved with the pressing of this LP communicated to the author (Akkerman) that it was a “pirated do-it-yourself” album and only “a couple hundred” copies were pressed.


Date: October 13, 1977
Location: Sometime Club, Kichijyoji, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Trio (Jpn.)
Johnny Hartman Live in Tokyo

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Roland Hanna (p), George Mraz (b), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Feelings - 5:17(LouLou Gasté, Albert Morris [Mauricio Alberto Kaisermann])
b. The Way We Were - 5:51(Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
c. Send in the Clowns - 5:08(Stephen Sondheim)
d. Little Girl Blue - 5:00(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. Sometimes I'm Happy - 2:18(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
f. Summertime - 5:31(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
g. S'Posin' - 2:49(Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
h. My Foolish Heart - 5:21(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
i. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 3:30(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
All titles on: Trio (Jpn.) LP 12"PAP 9096 — Live At Sometime   (1977)
All Art/King (Jpn.) LP 12"K18P 9417 — Live At Sometime   (1985)
TDK (Jpn.) CDTDCN 5144 — Live At Sometime   (1994)
Absord (Jpn.) CDABCJ 230 — Live At Sometime   (2002)
Gambit (Sp.) CD69276 — Boston Concert 1976   (2007)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Johnny Hartman Live In Concert   (2011)

The timings shown include applause and announcements.


Date: ca. 1979
Location: Michael's Pub, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman/Tony Monte Duo Live in New York

Johnny Hartman, Tony Monte (ldr), Tony Monte (p), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Send in the Clowns - 4:20(Stephen Sondheim)
unissued

This live recording is in the private collection of pianist Tony Monte and, according to him, the performance took place in 1978 or 1979. He allowed the recording to be broadcast during an interview on the Jazz Inspired radio show hosted by Judy Carmichael. The recording has been found on the Internet.


Date: ca. 1979
Location: New York City

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. Beyond the Sea - 3:02(Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence)
b. Caravan - 3:41(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
c. dance mix Caravan - 6:42(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
All titles on: Grapevine Records Digital Download3311 — Johnny Hartman   (2009)

Personnel and specific recording date are unknown. These tracks were part of an unfinished LP project that would have included one album side of disco arrangements and one with small-combo ballads. There are no additional Hartman vocals included in the extended version of "Caravan." The three tracks are all in the "Disco" genre. The accompanying orchestra includes strings.


Date: March 15 & 16, 1979
Location: RCA Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Pablo
Clark Terry Quintet: Ain't Misbehavin'

Clark Terry (ldr), Clark Terry (t, fh, v), Chris Woods (as, f), Oscar Peterson (p), Victor Sproles (b), Billy Hart (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Jitterbug Waltz - 5:41(Fats Waller)
Pablo LP 12"2310-890 — Jazz Dance   (1983)
Pablo CDOJCCD-1002-2 — Jazz Dance   (1994)
b. Your Feet's Too Big - 5:40(Fred Fisher, Ada Benson)
c. Honeysuckle Rose - 3:09(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
d. Mean to Me - 2:45(Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk)
e. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie - 4:10(William Mayhew)
f. Ain't Misbehavin' - 3:05(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
g. Squeeze Me - 4:20(Fats Waller, Clarence Williams)
h. Handful of Keys - 4:19(Fats Waller)
i. Black and Blue - 2:29(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
j. I Can't Give You Anything but Love - 4:30(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
k. The Joint Is Jumping - 2:52(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
All titles on: Pablo LP 12"2312-105 — Ain't Misbehavin'   (1979)
Musical Heritage Society LP 12"MHS 7197X — Pablo Jazz Classics: Ain't Misbehavin'   (1985)

Chris Woods (as) on a-d, f-h, j-k, (f) on e; Victor Sproles (b) on a-h, j-k; Billy Hart (d) on a-h, j-k; Johnny Hartman (v) on f; Clark Terry (v) on b, k.

Soloists:
Track a - Terry (t), Woods (as), Peterson
Track b - Peterson (intro), Terry (v), Woods (as), Peterson, Terry (t)
Track c - Hart (intro), Terry (t), Woods (as), Peterson
Track d - Terry (t, intro), Terry (t), Peterson, Terry (t)
Track e - Hart (intro), Woods (f), Terry (t), Peterson
Track f - Hartman, Terry (t)/Woods (as) (4-bar exchanges), Hartman
Track g - Peterson (intro), Terry (t), Woods (as), Peterson
Track h - Peterson (intro), Peterson, Woods (as), Terry (t), Peterson, Sproles (walking)
Track i - Terry (t), Peterson (others out)
Track j - Peterson, Terry (t), Peterson, Woods (as), Terry (t)
Track k - Peterson (intro), Terry (t), Terry (v), Peterson, Terry (t), Woods (as), Terry (v)


Date: February 1980
Location: WNSC, Rock Hill, SC
Label: [television broadcast]
Johnny Hartman with the Loonis McGlohon Trio

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Loonis McGlohon (p), David Powell (b), Bill Stowe (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Cardboard in My Shoes - 2:40(Loonis McGlohon)
b. Nobody Home - 2:45(Loonis McGlohon)
Both titles unissued.

These are original songs composed by pianist Loonis McGlohon as a tribute to North Carolina artist, Bob Timberlake. The original TV broadcast of this live performance was in September 1980 and included Rosemary Clooney. Video of the performance has circulated on the Internet.


Date: August 11, 1980
Location: Master Sound Productions, Franklin Square, NY
Label: Bee Hive
Johnny Hartman: Once In Every Life

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Joe Wilder (t, fh), Frank Wess (ts, f), Al Gafa (g), Billy Taylor (p), Victor Gaskin (b), Keith Copeland (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. tk. 2 Easy Living - 5:55(Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)
Malpaso CD45949 — Music From the Motion Picture: The Bridges of Madison County   (1995)
b. tk. 1 It Was Almost Like a Song - 2:34(Hal David, Archie Jordan)
Bee Hive 45From BH-7102 (38506)   (1980)
Malpaso CD45949 — Music From the Motion Picture: The Bridges of Madison County   (1995)
c. tk. 2 Wave - 6:48(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Malpaso CD46259 — Remembering Madison County   (1995)
d. tk. 6 By Myself - 4:27(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
Malpaso CD46259 — Remembering Madison County   (1995)
e. tk. 3 For All We Know - 5:05(J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
Malpaso CD45949 — Music From the Motion Picture: The Bridges of Madison County   (1995)
f. tk. 10 Will You Still Be Mine? - 3:33(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
Bee Hive 45From BH-7102 (38506)   (1980)
Malpaso CD46259 — Remembering Madison County   (1995)
g. tk. 3 I Could Write a Book - 3:30(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Malpaso CD46259 — Remembering Madison County   (1995)
h. tk. 1 I See Your Face Before Me - 4:43(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
Malpaso CD45949 — Music From the Motion Picture: The Bridges of Madison County   (1995)
Malpaso CD46259 — Remembering Madison County   (1995)
All titles on: Bee Hive LP 12"BH 7012 — Once In Every Life   (1981)
Mosaic CDMD12-261 — The Complete Bee Hive Sessions   (2015)

Joe Wilder (t) on d-h, (fh) on a; Frank Wess (ts) on a, d-h, (f) on c; Billy Taylor (p) on a, c-h; Victor Gaskin (b) on a, c-h; Keith Copeland (d) on a, c-h.

Track b is a Hartman/Gafa duet.

The album Once in Every Life earned Johnny Hartman the 1981 Grammy nomination for Best Male Jazz Vocalist.

On the Malpaso soundtrack, Hartman’s voice is oddly deeper than usual on several tracks. A comparison of the out-of-print Bee Hive record to the Malpaso release reveals that “Easy Living,” “For All We Know,” and “I See Your Face Before Me” have all been considerably slowed down on the Malpaso album and the playing time for these three tracks is 6:25, 5:30, and 5:03, respectively. On the Bee Hive album the tracks come in at a much shorter 5:55, 5:05, and 4:43. The timings shown are taken from the original Bee Hive LP.


Date: August 12, 1980
Location: Master Sound Productions, Franklin Square, NY
Label: Bee Hive
Johnny Hartman: Once in Every Life

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Al Gafa (g), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. tk. 1 Nobody Home - 3:31(Loonis McGlohon)
Bee Hive LP 12"BH 7012 — Once In Every Life   (1981)
b. tk. 2 Moonlight in Vermont - 2:57(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
Bee Hive 45unnumbered promotional disc   (1980)
Bee Hive LP 12"41843 — The Bee Hive Sessions: Unissued Tunes, Vol. 1   (1983)
Both titles on: Malpaso CD46259 — Remembering Madison County   (1995)
Mosaic CDMD12-261 — The Complete Bee Hive Sessions   (2015)

See notes to preceding session.


Date: August 23, 1980
Location: Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Label: Audiophile
Johnny Hartman: This One's For Tedi

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Lorne Lofsky (g), Tony Monte (p), Chris Connor (b), Craig 'Buff' Allen (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. That's All - 4:59(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt) / arr: Tony Monte
b. They Can't Take That Away from Me - 3:19(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Tony Monte
c. More I Cannot Wish You - 3:20(Frank Loesser) / arr: Tony Monte
d. Wait Till You See Her - 2:07(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Tony Monte
e. Miss Otis Regrets - 3:51(Cole Porter) / arr: Tony Monte
f. Then I'll Be Tired of You - 3:36(Arthur Schwartz, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Tony Monte
g. It Could Happen to You - 2:05(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Tony Monte
h. Send in the Clowns - 4:26(Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Tony Monte
i. You Stepped out of a Dream - 2:29(Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) / arr: Tony Monte
j. The Ballad of the Sad Young Men - 5:28(Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) / arr: Tony Monte
All titles on: Audiophile LP 12"AP 181 — This One's For Tedi   (1985)
Audiophile CDACD 181 — This One's For Tedi   (1989)

Lorne Lofsky (g) on a-b, d-g, i-j; Chris Connor (b) on a-b, d-g, i-j; Craig 'Buff' Allen (d) on a-b, d-g, i-j.

On tracks c and h, Hartman is accompanied only by pianist Tony Monte.

Although he died before the album was released, Hartman was involved with its preparation by selecting the song-order and requesting Nick Catalano to write the liner notes. This is reportedly the first digitally recorded album from Canada. Tedi is Hartman's widow (Theodora).


Date: November 14, 1980
Location: Gurney's Inn, Montauk, NY
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman Live in Montauk

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. I Get a Kick out of You - 4:05(Cole Porter)
b. Misty - 4:45(Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
c. Sometimes I'm Happy - 2:35(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
All titles unissued.

This is a live recording archived as a digital WAV file, at Library of Congress, Washington D.C., control no. 2006655065 [IAJ Jazz Gala]. The accompanying personnel are unknown but could very well be those from one of the following two sessions.


Date: November 15, 1980
Location: Gurney's Inn, Montauk, NY
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman Live in Montauk

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Dick Hyman (p), Milt Hinton (b), Connie Kay (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. I've Got You Under My Skin - 2:40(Cole Porter)
b. You Are Too Beautiful - 4:15(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. When I Fall in Love - 5:50(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
d. The Nearness of You(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
e. One for My Baby - 3:00(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
f. Send in the Clowns - 5:20(Stephen Sondheim)
All titles unissued.

This is a live recording archived as a digital WAV file, at Library of Congress, Washington D.C., control no. 2006655065 [IAJ Jazz Gala].


Date: November 16, 1980
Location: Gurney's Inn, Montauk, NY
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman Live in Montauk

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Dick Hyman (p), Milt Hinton (b), Bobby Rosengarden (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. You Are Too Beautiful - 4:00(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. Little Girl Blue - 4:10(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. My Funny Valentine - 4:25(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles unissued.

This is a live recording archived as a digital WAV file, at Library of Congress, Washington D.C., control no. 2006655065 [IAJ Jazz Gala].


A recording exists of a broadcast of Johnny Hartman with trumpeter Clark Terry and pianist Billy Taylor which took place on New Years Eve of 1980. Details as to additional personnel, song titles and venue are unknown and the recording has not been located.


Date: ca. 1982
Location: unknown
Label: [motion picture]

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. It's Just the Devil in Miss Jones - 3:00(Jack Wrangler)
unissued

This ballad is the title track to what is often cited as a classic adult-entertainment movie, The Devil In Miss Jones II (1982). The song makes a brief appearance within the film but is performed in near-entirety during the end credits. Because the audio fades out before the song’s ultimate conclusion, the timing is approximate. This is Hartman’s last known studio recording. The film has been released on VHS and DVD but is currently out of print.

The specific recording date and location are unknown. The accompanying ensemble is not identified but includes a jazz combo of guitar, bass, drums, and trumpet backed by strings.


Date: March 20, 1982
Location: Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel, New York City
Label: [television broadcast]
All-time American Songbook

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Johnny Hartman (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. I Get a Kick out of You - 3:10(Cole Porter)
b. Little Girl Blue - 3:20(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. Sophisticated Lady - 2:50(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
d. Body and Soul - 2:45(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
All titles unissued.

These tracks were part of a performance recorded live for PBS called the “All-time American Songbook” hosted by Dinah Shore. The video does not appear to have ever been officially released but has circulated for sale on the Internet. The accompanying musicians are not known.


Date: February 7, 1983
Location: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Johnny Hartman with the Tony Monte Trio: Eubie Blake's 100th Birthday Tribute

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Tony Monte (p), Bob Cunningham (b), Lou Grassi (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Beyond the Years - 5:15
b. Lush Life - 4:30(Billy Strayhorn)
Both titles unissued.

The private recording on 7 ½ ips reel tape is archived at Library of Congress, Washington D.C., control no. 2002662340 [Eubie Blake 100th Birthday Celebration] (1983).


Date: April 1983
Location: Jonathan Schwartz Show, MSG Cable, New York City
Label: [television broadcast]
Johnny Hartman with the Tony Monte Trio on the Jonathan Schwartz Show

Johnny Hartman (ldr), Tony Monte (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Joe Cocuzzo (d), Johnny Hartman (v)

a. Lush Life - 4:25(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued

Music director/pianist Tony Monte, in conversation with the author (Akkerman), remembered this taping as being in April 1983, making it the last-known video or audio recording of Hartman. The timing shown includes Hartman's spoken introduction. Video of this performance can be viewed on YouTube.


Final note on the discography: The author (Akkerman) came across references to a handful of Hartman recordings in personal collections but decided not to include them here because they have been temporarily misplaced, permanently lost, or generally have no chance of ever becoming available. Some examples include: a live recording of “Sweet Home Chicago” from 1977 featuring Hartman and vocalist Carol Sloane while in Japan and a tape of a nightclub rehearsal. Attempts to acquire copies of these items were unsuccessful. The authors invite readers to contact them regarding discography revisions.


Sessions Reported: 80

Performances Reported: 500

Unique Songs Reported: 303

Unique Issues Reported: 361