Johnny Lytle Discography

1960 (age 28)

Johnny Lytle Trio

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Albert Heath, drums.
NYC, June 16, 1960
Blue VibesJazzland JLP 22, JLP 1001
Over The RainbowJazzland JLP 22
For Heaven's Sake-
Movin' Nicely-
Autumn Leaves-
Mister Strundel-
Canadian Sunset-
* Jazzland JLP 22, JLP 922S   Johnny Lytle - Blue Vibes
* Jazzland JLP 1001   Various Artists - The Stars Of Jazz 1961

1961

Johnny Lytle Trio

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums.
NYC, March 23, 1961
LelaJazzland J-45709; Riverside R-4551; Jazzland JLP 44
Take The "A" TrainJazzland J-45709, JLP 44
Secret LoveJazzland JLP 44
When I Fall In Love-
Happy Ground-
Tag Along-
It's All Right With Me-
My Funny Valentine-
* Jazzland JLP 44, JLP 944S; Riverside RM 470, RS 9470   Johnny Lytle - Happy Ground
* Jazzland J-45709   Johnny Lytle - Lela / Take The "A" Train
* Riverside R-4551   Johnny Lytle - Lela / A Taste Of Honey

1962 (age 30)

Johnny Lytle Quintet

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 MeJazzland JLP 67
2.Soul TimeJazzland JLP 67; Riverside RM 3512
3.That's AllJazzland JLP 67
4.322-Wow!-
5.Coroner's Blues-
6.Nice And Easy-
7.Old Folks-
* Jazzland JLP 67, JLP 967; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1013-2   Johnny Lytle - Nice And Easy
* Riverside RM 3512, RS 93512   Various Artists - Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Bobby Timmons

Johnny Lytle Quintet

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 ChildJazzland J-45718, JLP 81
2.Work SongJazzland JLP 81
3.The Nearness Of You-
4.The Moor Man-
5.A Taste Of HoneyJazzland J-45718; Riverside R-4551; Jazzland JLP 81
6.When My Dreamboat Comes HomeJazzland JLP 81
7.Moonlight In Vermont-
8.The House Of Winchester-
* Jazzland JLP 81, JLP 981; Riverside RS-3017   Johnny Lytle - Moon Child
= Milestone MCD-47093-2   Johnny Lytle Trios With Ray Barretto And Milt Hinton - Got That Feeling!
* Jazzland J-45718   Johnny Lytle - Moon Child / A Taste Of Honey
* Riverside R-4551   Johnny Lytle - Lela / A Taste Of Honey

1963

Johnny Lytle Quintet

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Bob Cranshaw, bass; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums; Willie Rodriguez, percussion.
NYC, September 18, 1963
The Village CallerRiverside R-4570, RM 480
On Green Dolphin StreetRiverside RM 480
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
Pedro Strodder-
Kevin Devin-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Unhappy Happy Soul-
SolitudeRiverside R-4570, RM 480
* Riverside RM 480, RS 9480; Original Jazz Classics OJC-110, OJCCD-110-2   Johnny Lytle - The Village Caller!
= Riverside RS-3003   Johnny Lytle - A Groove
* Riverside R-4570   Johnny Lytle - The Village Caller / Solitude

Johnny Lytle Quartet

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Milt Harris, organ; Milt Hinton, bass; "Peppy" Hinnant, drums.
NYC, 1963
Got That Feeling!Riverside RM 456
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-
* Riverside RM 456, RS 9456   Johnny Lytle - Got That Feeling!
= Milestone MCD-47093-2   Johnny Lytle Trios With Ray Barretto And Milt Hinton - Got That Feeling!

1965

Johnny Lytle Sextet

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 LoopTuba LP 5001
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-
* Tuba LP 5001, SR 5001   Johnny Lytle - The Loop

1966

Johnny Lytle Sextet

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 SnapperTuba LP 5002
2.Summertime-
3.The Shadow Of Your Smile-
4.Too Close For Comfort-
5.El Marcel-
* Tuba LP 5002, SR 5002   Johnny Lytle - New And Groovy

Johnny Lytle Sextet

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
SelimTuba LP 5002
Come And Get It-
The Pulpit-
Chanukah-
Screamin' Loud-
* Tuba LP 5002, SR 5002   Johnny Lytle - New And Groovy

1967

Johnny Lytle Quintet

Johnny Lytle, vibes, xylophone; Jimmy Foster, organ; Major Holley, bass; William Hinnant, drums; Don Alias, congas.
NYC, early-mid 1967
Done It AgainPacific Jazz 88142, PJ-10125
PeoplePacific Jazz PJ-10125
Sunny-
Sleepy Dozer-
Zote-
Jungle ChildPacific Jazz 88142, PJ-10125
If Ever I Should Leave YouPacific Jazz PJ-10125
That's The Way I FeelPacific Jazz PJ-10125, ST-20149
The Nearness Of YouPacific Jazz PJ-10125
Happy Preacher-
* Pacific Jazz PJ-10125, ST-20125   Johnny Lytle - Done It Again
* Pacific Jazz ST-20149   Various Artists - This Is The Blues, Vol. I
* Pacific Jazz 88142   Johnny Lytle - Done It Again / Jungle Child

Johnny Lytle Quartet

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 SoulPacific Jazz PJ-10129
Gonna Get That BoatPacific Jazz 88143, PJ-10129
CherishPacific Jazz PJ-10129
Mongo-
Blues Time-
Just A Feelin' Good-
When I Fall In Love-
Jugee Boogie-
* Pacific Jazz PJ-10129, ST-20129   Johnny Lytle - Swingin' At The Gate
* Pacific Jazz 88143   Johnny Lytle - Gonna Get That Boat, Part 1 & 2

Johnny Lytle Quintet

Johnny Lytle, vibes; Jim Foster, organ; Richard Davis, bass; Bill Hinnant, drums; Johnny Pacheco, Latin drums.
NYC, 1967
Stronger Than UsSolid State SS 18014
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-
* Solid State SS 18014   Johnny Lytle - A Man And A Woman

1968

Johnny Lytle Orchestra

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 DoSolid State SS 18026
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-
* Solid State SS 18026   Johnny Lytle - The Sound Of Velvet Soul

1969

Johnny Lytle Quintet

Johnny Lytle, vibes; unknown, organ; unknown, bass; unknown, drums; unknown, percussion; unidentified vocal group.
NYC, 1969
Be Proud (Of What You Are)Solid State SS 18044
You've Got To Love The World-
Rosen Forest-
Daahoud-
Sit Tight-
Killiano-
September Of My Years-
Above The Clouds-
Monday, Monday-
Johnny Lytle, vibes; Billy Nunn, organ; Paul West, bass; Jozell Carter, drums; Lawrence Killian, congas; Marcel Lytle, vocals.
TenderlySolid State SS 18056
Just A Little Bit Of Holiness-
Gwink-
Embraceable You-
At Last-
Close Enough For Jazz-
Agapee / Polemos-
Baby, You Make Me Feel So Good-
* Solid State SS 18044   Johnny Lytle - Be Proud
* Solid State SS 18056   Johnny Lytle - Close Enough For Jazz

1971

Johnny Lytle Sextet

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
GunkyMilestone MSP 9036
The New Village Caller-
Didn't We-
Lela-
The Soulful Rebel Suite-
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is-
* Milestone MSP 9036   Johnny Lytle - The Soulful Rebel

1972 (age 40)

Johnny Lytle Septet

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 LoveMilestone MSP 9043
Libra-
Family-
Tawhid-
People Make The World Go 'Round-
* Milestone MSP 9043   Johnny Lytle - People And Love

1977

Johnny Lytle

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 ClownsMuse MR 5158
2.Where Or When-
3.The Village Caller-
4.Everything Must Change-
5.Lela-
6.It Wasn't Easy-
* Muse MR 5158   Johnny Lytle - Everything Must Change

1980

Johnny Lytle Sextet

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 SilverMuse MR 5185
2.Tomorrow-
3.Brightness-
4.Bein' Green-
5.The Man-
6.Blues To Be There-
* Muse MR 5185   Johnny Lytle - Fast Hands
= 32 Jazz 32031   Johnny Lytle - Easy Easy - Fast Hands/Happy Ground

1981

Johnny Lytle

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 WhatMuse MR 5271
Turn The Hands Of Time-
New York, New York-
Didn't We-
After Supper-
Aaron's Theme-
* Muse MR 5271   Johnny Lytle - Good Vibes

1989 (age 57)

Johnny Lytle Septet

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 GroundMuse MR 5387
A Child Is Born-
Little Sunflower-
What Now My Love-
St. Louis Blues-
Melinda-
* Muse MR 5387, MCD 5387   Johnny Lytle - Happy Ground
= 32 Jazz 32031   Johnny Lytle - Easy Easy - Fast Hands/Happy Ground

1991

Johnny Lytle Sextet

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 BaileyMuse MCD 5431
Caravan-
Here's That Rainy Day-
Watch What Happens-
Moonchild-
I Don't Want To Leave You-
Well You Needn't-
* Muse MCD 5431   Johnny Lytle - Moonchild