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Johnny Hodges - The Smooth One album

Johnny Hodges - The Smooth One album Performer: Johnny Hodges
Title: The Smooth One
Date of release: 1979
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1685 mb
Size FLAC: 1549 mb
Rating: 4.6
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Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946. He is considered one of the definitive alto saxophone players of the big band era (along with Benny Carter).

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Tracklist

A1 First Klass (C'Mon Home) 4:00
A2 Second Klass 2:35
A3 Straight Back 3:15
A4 Steerage 7:54
A5 Third Klass 3:30
B1 Meet The Frog 3:04
B2 Nite Life 5:28
B3 My Melancholy Baby 2:55
B4 Lotus Blossom 2:43
B5 Free For All 5:55
C1 I Told You So 3:40
C2 Starting With You 3:50
C3 The Hare 5:40
C4 The Things You Miss 3:48
C5 Wiggle Awhile 4:32
D1 Br' Rabbit 4:14
D2 Get Ready 7:07
D3 Peaches 7:20
D4 Hygiene 5:30

Credits

  • Producer – Norman Granz

Notes

Disc 1 recorded at Columbia Studios, New York City, April 7, 1959. Disc 2 recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, September 8, 1960. Per liner notes, the first disc was scheduled for release as The Smooth One in May of 1961, but no finished copies appear to have escaped the warehouse. Material was never issued before this release.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2632 082, 2637 377, 2637 378 Johnny Hodges The Smooth One ‎(2xLP, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 2632 082, 2637 377, 2637 378 UK 1979
2610 055 Johnny Hodges The Smooth One ‎(2xLP, Gat) Verve Records 2610 055 France & Benelux 1979
2632 088, 2632 082, 2637 377, 2637 378 Johnny Hodges The Smooth One ‎(2xLP, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 2632 088, 2632 082, 2637 377, 2637 378 UK 1979
VE-2-2532 Johnny Hodges The Smooth One ‎(2xLP, Promo, Gat) Verve Records VE-2-2532 US 1979