Collection: 1947-1972

Collection: 1947-1972

by Johnny Hartman Johnny Hartman


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Just where Johnny Hartman's name ends up in the pantheon of great jazzy pop singers is still left open to debate. But his talents and mastery of a lyric come to the fore on this marvelous two-CD set of tunes cherry-picked from his long, if not particularly prolific, career, leaving no doubt about his prodigious talents. Hartman went through label affiliations like some folks go through underwear, and this 38-track overview samples his best for RCA Victor, Regent, Bethlehem, Mercury, Jubilee, ABC-Paramount, Roost, Impulse! and the Japanese branch of Capitol, beginning in 1947 and winding up in 1972. Marvelous one-off singles proliferate throughout Collection: 1947-1972, providing sparkling performances with Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra ("I Should Care"), Pérez Prado Orchestra ("Wild") and versions of "The World Was Mine" and "I See Your Face Before Me" (featuring Howard McGhee) well-worth the price of admission. Other highlights include his work with jazz giants like John Coltrane ("My One and Only Love," "Lush Life"), Hank Jones, Kenny Burrell ("In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning") and Illinois Jacquet ("Don't You Know I Care") and two 1996 string-section dates that produce stellar readings of "The Very Thought of You," "Unforgettable," "If I Had You," "As You Desire Me," "When I Get the Time" and "I Cover the Waterfront." An artist of immeasurable talent certainly deserving of a wider audience.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/1998
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0076744013729
catalogNumber: 40137
Rank: 51870


Disc 1

  1. I'll Never Smile Again
  2. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart
  3. Why Was I Born?
  4. I Should Care
  5. That Old Black Magic
  6. Close Your Eyes
  7. S'Posin'
  8. Goodbye
  9. September in the Rain
  10. Out of the Night
  11. Worry Bird
  12. Wheel of Fortune
  13. Wild
  14. Black Shadows
  15. I Feel Like Crying
  16. I See Your Face Before Me
  17. The End of a Love Affair
  18. The World Was Mine
  19. Bye, Bye, Bye
  20. I Thought About You
  21. Mam'selle

Disc 2

  1. My One and Only Love
  2. Lush Life
  3. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  4. Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)
  5. Stairway to the Stars
  6. My Ship
  7. The More I See You
  8. Almost Like Being in Love
  9. The Very Thought of You
  10. Unforgettable
  11. If I Had You
  12. As You Desire Me
  13. When I Get the Time
  14. I Cover the Waterfront
  15. Fly Me to the Moon
  16. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
  17. The Shadow of Your Smile

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Hartman   Primary Artist
Curtis Amy   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Erroll Garner   Piano
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Track Performer
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Terumasa Hino   Trumpet
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Mikio Masuda   Piano
Anthony Ortega   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Synthesizer
Cozy Cole   Drums
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Vibes
Sanford Gold   Piano
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Stan Levey   Drums
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Ralph Sharon   Piano
Roger Mozian   Trumpet
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Chano Pozo   Bongos
McKibbon   Bass
Yusef Lateef   Tenor Saxophone
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Porcino   Trumpet
Victor Arno   Violin
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Mike Barone   Trombone
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Max Bennett   Bass
Samuel Boghossian   Viola
Bud Brisbois   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Jay Cave   Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Cooper   Synthesizer
Dave Grusin   Piano,Keyboards
Joe d'Addario   Tenor Saxophone
DeRisi   Trumpet
Irv Dinkin   Trombone
Art Drelinger   Synthesizer
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Christy Febbo   Drums
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Kansas Fields   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Joe Gayles   Tenor Saxophone
James Getzoff   Violin
Gibson   Baritone Saxophone
Vince Gill   Violin
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Anne Goodman   Cello
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Benny Harris   Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Motohiko Hino   Drums
Sam Hurt   Trombone
Jimmy Caroll Orchestra with Strings   Alto Saxophone
Osie Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
Norman Leyden   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Leonard Malarsky   Violin
Sabu Martinez   Conga
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Harry Melnikoff   Violin
Homer Mensch   Bass
Melvin Moore   Trumpet
Hiroshi Murakami   Drums
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Gareth "Garry" Nuttycombe   Viola
Wilbert Nuttycombe   Violin
Romeo Penque   Synthesizer
Jack Pleis   Conductor
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
George Poole   Violin
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Lester Robertson   Trombone
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Mongo Santamaría   Conga
Hymie Schertzer   Synthesizer
Harold Schneier   Cello
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Bongos,Drums
John Simmons   Bass
Terry Snyder   Drums
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Teddy Stewart   Drums
Alvin Stoller   Percussion,Drums
Jesse Tarrant   Trombone
Billy Taylor   Piano
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Bobby Tucker   Piano
Elmon Wright   Trumpet
Milt Yaner   Synthesizer
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Paul Ricci   Synthesizer
Joseph Ditullio   Cello
Rudy Traylor   Conductor
Yoshio Ikeda   Bass
Michael Melvoin   Piano
Maurice Hershaft   Violin
Masahiko Kikuchi   Piano
Ruby Weinstein   Trumpet
Bud Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Hill   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Coltrane Quartet   Ensemble,Track Performer
Pérez Prado Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Murray Williams   Synthesizer
Billy Taylor   Bass
Mickey McMickle   Trumpet
Dennis Budimer   Guitar
Earl Cornwell   Violin
Jules Chaikin   Trumpet
Jack Mootz   Trumpet
CPL. Henry Brynan   Viola
George Furman   Alto Saxophone
Martin Grupp   Bongos
Betty Marks   Violin
Harry Patent   Bass
Melvin Pollan   Bass Guitar
M. Weiser   Violin
Sonny Rivera   Drums
Yoshiro Suzuki   Bass
Ernie Wilkins Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Alvin Rinkin   Viola
S. Malone   Guitar
Mike Cardona   Bass
Mike Shain   Trumpet
Henry Singer   Trombone
Paquito Sosa   Maracas
Dennis Vaughan   Piano
John Vidusich   Violin
George Grossman   Viola
John Ewing   Trombone
John Brown   Alto Saxophone
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Synthesizer
Harold Schnier   Cello
James Forman   Piano,Cello
Ernie Tack   Trombone
Claydes Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Will Friedwald   Producer
Frank Hunter   Arranger
Andy McKaie   Producer
Danny Mendelsohn   Arranger
Jack Pleis   Arranger
Paul Santos   Art Direction
Barbie Insua   Artwork
James Mundy   Arranger
Bart Howard   Composer

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