Johnny Lytle Catalog

1960 (age 28)

Johnny Lytle - Blue Vibes  (Jazzland JLP 22)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Albert Heath, drums.
NYC, June 16, 1960
Blue Vibes
Over The Rainbow
For Heaven's Sake
Movin' Nicely
Autumn Leaves
Mister Strundel
Canadian Sunset
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 922S.

1961

Johnny Lytle - Happy Ground  (Jazzland JLP 44)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums.
NYC, March 23, 1961
Lela
Take The "A" Train
Secret Love
When I Fall In Love
Happy Ground
Tag Along
It's All Right With Me
My Funny Valentine
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 944S; Riverside RLP 470, RS 9470.

1962 (age 30)

Johnny Lytle - Nice And Easy  (Jazzland JLP 67)

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax #1-6; Johnny Lytle, vibes; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
NYC, January 29, 1962
1.But Not For Me
2.Soul Time
3.That's All
4.322-Wow!
5.Coroner's Blues
6.Nice And Easy
7.Old Folks
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 967; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1013-2.

Johnny Lytle - Moon Child  (Jazzland JLP 81)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Steve Cooper, bass #2-4,6-8; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums; Ray Barretto, congas #1,2,5,6,8.
NYC, July 5, 1962
1.Moon Child
2.Work Song
3.The Nearness Of You
4.The Moor Man
5.A Taste Of Honey
6.When My Dreamboat Comes Home
7.Moonlight In Vermont
8.The House Of Winchester
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 981; Riverside RS-3017.
** part of Milestone MCD-47093-2.

1963

Johnny Lytle - The Village Caller!  (Riverside RLP 480)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Bob Cranshaw, bass; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums; Willie Rodriguez, percussion.
NYC, September 18, 1963
The Village Caller
On Green Dolphin Street
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Pedro Strodder
Kevin Devin
You Don't Know What Love Is
Unhappy Happy Soul
Solitude
** also issued on Riverside RS 9480; Original Jazz Classics OJC-110, OJCCD-110-2. Riverside RS-3003 entitled "A Groove".

Johnny Lytle - Got That Feeling!  (Riverside RLP 456)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Milt Hinton, bass; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums.
NYC, 1963
Got That Feeling!
Pow-Wow
(In The) Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning)
Big John Grady
The Breeze And I
It Ain't Necessarily So
Lela
(Our) Love Is Here To Stay
The Soulful One
** also issued on Riverside RS 9456.
** part of Milestone MCD-47093-2.

1965

Johnny Lytle - The Loop  (Tuba LP 5001)

Johnny Lytle, vibes, marimba; Wynton Kelly, piano #2-5,7-9; Milt Harris, organ #1,3-10; George Duvivier, bass; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums; Willie Rodriguez, congas.
NYC, circa mid 1965
1.The Loop
2.The More I See You
3.The Man
4.Time After Time
5.Big Bill
6.Possum Grease
7.Cristo Redentor
8.The Shyster
9.My Romance
10.Hot Sauce
** also issued on Tuba SR 5001.

1966

Johnny Lytle - New And Groovy  (Tuba LP 5002)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Wynton Kelly, piano #2-5; Milt Harris, organ; George Duvivier, bass; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums; Montego Joe as Roger Sanders, congas #1,2,4,5.
NYC, January 21, 1966
1.The Snapper
2.Summertime
3.The Shadow Of Your Smile
4.Too Close For Comfort
5.El Marcel
Johnny Lytle, vibes; Wynton Kelly, piano; Milt Harris, organ; George Duvivier, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Montego Joe as Roger Sanders, congas, tambourine.
NYC, January 22, 1966
Selim
Come And Get It
The Pulpit
Chanukah
Screamin' Loud
** also issued on Tuba SR 5002.

1967

Johnny Lytle - Done It Again  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10125)

Johnny Lytle, vibes, xylophone; Jimmy Foster, organ; Major Holley, bass; William Hinnant, drums; Don Alias, congas.
NYC, early-mid 1967
Done It Again
People
Sunny
Sleepy Dozer
Zote
Jungle Child
If Ever I Should Leave You
That's The Way I Feel
The Nearness Of You
Happy Preacher
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20125.

Johnny Lytle - Swingin' At The Gate  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10129)

Johnny Lytle, vibes, xylophone, beer bottle; Jimmy Foster, organ; Larry Gales, bass; Jozell Carter, drums; Carlos "Potato" Valdes, congas.
"Top Of The Gate-Village Gate", NYC, August-November, 1967
Minor Soul
Gonna Get That Boat
Cherish
Mongo
Blues Time
Just A Feelin' Good
When I Fall In Love
Jugee Boogie
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20129.

Johnny Lytle - A Man And A Woman  (Solid State SS 18014)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Jim Foster, organ; Richard Davis, bass; Bill Hinnant, drums; Johnny Pacheco, Latin drums.
NYC, 1967
Stronger Than Us
Today It's You
Samba Saravah
A Man And A Woman
A Man And A Woman (alternate take)
Stronger Than Us (Bossa Nova)
In Our Shadow

1968

Johnny Lytle - The Sound Of Velvet Soul  (Solid State SS 18026)

Sol Schlinger, baritone sax; Joe Farrell, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess, sax; Johnny Lytle, vibes; Richard Davis, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Johnny Pacheco, percussion; Manny Albam, arranger.
NYC, 1968
The Thing To Do
We're Bluesin'
L.A. Soul
Street Scene
Live For Life
Under The Rising Sun
On A Clear Day
Somewhere
Up Up And Away
Suddenly You

1969

Johnny Lytle - Be Proud  (Solid State SS 18044)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; unknown, organ; unknown, bass; unknown, drums; unknown, percussion; unidentified vocal group.
NYC, 1969
Be Proud (Of What You Are)
You've Got To Love The World
Rosen Forest
Daahoud
Sit Tight
Killiano
September Of My Years
Above The Clouds
Monday, Monday

Johnny Lytle - Close Enough For Jazz  (Solid State SS 18056)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Billy Nunn, organ; Paul West, bass; Jozell Carter, drums; Lawrence Killian, congas; Marcel Lytle, vocals.
NYC, 1969
Tenderly
Just A Little Bit Of Holiness
Gwink
Embraceable You
At Last
Close Enough For Jazz
Agapee / Polemos
Baby, You Make Me Feel So Good

1971

Johnny Lytle - The Soulful Rebel  (Milestone MSP 9036)

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Billy Nunn, organ; David Spinozza, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass; Jozell Carter, drums; Ray Barretto, congas.
Decca Studios, NYC, July 15, 1971
Gunky
The New Village Caller
Didn't We
Lela
The Soulful Rebel Suite
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

1972 (age 40)

Johnny Lytle - People And Love  (Milestone MSP 9043)

Marvin Cabell, tenor sax, flute, alto flute; Betty Glamann, harp; Johnny Lytle, vibes; Butch Cornell as Daahoud Hadi, electric piano, organ; Bob Cranshaw, electric bass; Jozell Carter, drums; Arthur Jenkins, congas, percussion.
Mercury Sound Studios, NYC, August, 1972
Where Is The Love
Libra
Family
Tawhid
People Make The World Go 'Round

1977

Johnny Lytle - Everything Must Change  (Muse MR 5158)

Dave Schnitter, tenor sax #5; Robbin Gordon, harp; Johnny Lytle, vibes; John Patton, keyboards; Paul Marshall, ARP; George Duvivier, bass; Al Foster, drums; Paul Marshall, arranger.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 31, 1977
1.Send In The Clowns
2.Where Or When
3.The Village Caller
4.Everything Must Change
5.Lela
6.It Wasn't Easy

1980

Johnny Lytle - Fast Hands  (Muse MR 5185)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny Lytle, vibes, percussion; Mickey Tucker, keyboards; Mervyn Bronson, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums; Larry Killian, congas, percussion; with Fred Miller, percussion #2.
Sound Heights Studio, Brooklyn, NY, April 17, 1980
1.Sister Silver
2.Tomorrow
3.Brightness
4.Bein' Green
5.The Man
6.Blues To Be There
** part of 32 Jazz 32031.

1981

Johnny Lytle - Good Vibes  (Muse MR 5271)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny Lytle, vibes; Neal Creque, piano; David Braham, ARP string synthesizer; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass, acoustic bass; Idris Muhammad, drums; Ralph Dorsey, percussion.
Sound Heights Studio, Brooklyn, NY, October 8, 1981
So What
Turn The Hands Of Time
New York, New York
Didn't We
After Supper
Aaron's Theme

1989 (age 57)

Johnny Lytle - Happy Ground  (Muse MR 5387)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny Lytle, vibes; David Braham, organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Peter Martin Weiss, bass; Greg Bandy, drums; Sammy Figueroa, percussion, congas.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 15, 1989
Happy Ground
A Child Is Born
Little Sunflower
What Now My Love
St. Louis Blues
Melinda
** also issued on Muse MCD 5387.
** part of 32 Jazz 32031.

1991

Johnny Lytle - Moonchild  (Muse MCD 5431)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny Lytle, vibes; Benny Green, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Cecil Brooks III, drums; Sammy Figueroa, percussion.
Sear Sound, NYC, August 31, 1991
Meet Ben Bailey
Caravan
Here's That Rainy Day
Watch What Happens
Moonchild
I Don't Want To Leave You
Well You Needn't