Saxophoniste Jazz US né Plas John Johnson le 21 Juillet 1931 à Donaldsonville (Louisiane). Plas Johnson a fait ses débuts dans les orchestres de Charles Brown, Johnny Otis et du batteur George Jenkins. En 1957, Plas a entamé une carrière solo chez Capitol Records et à partir du milieu des années cinquante, il a accompagné tous les grands Rockers de chez Capitol.

Plas Johnson's seductive tenor sound has been utilized on many studio sessions, including -- most notably -- the Pink Panther film (1963). A more versatile player than one might think, Johnson sounds equally at home in blues, R&B-ish, and hard bop settings. He recorded a single in New Orleans (1950), moved to Los Angeles, and was quickly established as a popular studio musician. Johnson worked with Johnny Otis and Charles Brown, recorded dates as a leader for Tampa (1956-1957), Score, Capitol (1958-1960), Ava (1964), and Concord (1975-1976), worked with the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut, and toured with the Gene Harris Superband in 1990.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plas_Johnson

Talents : Saxophone

Style musical : Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm 'n' Blues

BLUE JEAN SHUFFLE (1956)

The Big Twist (1957)

Downstairs (1959)

Pink Panther (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

Singles

08/1956 SP TAMPA TP-116 (US) . Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - Blue Jean Shuffle / Plasma
07/1957 SP CAPITOL F3773 (US) . Plas Johnson His Saxophone & Orchestra - Come Rain Or Come Shine / The Big Twist
1957 SP CAPITOL F3835 (US) . Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - You Send Me (instrumental version) / Swanee River Rock
01/1958 SP CAPITOL F3875 (US) . Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - Popcorn / Hoppin' Mad
05/1958 SP CAPITOL F3977 (US) . Plas Johnson His Saxophone & Orchestra - Dinah / Little Rockin' Deacon
12/1958 SP CAPITOL F4111 (US) . Robbins Nest Cha Cha / Plaz Jazz
1959 SP CAPITOL F4251 (US) . Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - Downstairs / The Loop
1960 SP CAPITOL PRO 1769 (US) (promo) Selections From The Album Mood For The Blues - A Mood For The Blues / One Mint Julep
1962 ? SP Yankee Doodle 111 (US) . Thar He Blows / The Music From The House Next Door
02/1964 SP CAPITOL 5147 (US) . Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - Pink Panther / It Had Better Be Tonight
1974 SP A.F.O. 501 (US) . Lift Off / Buck Dance



DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

1956 LP 12" TAMPA TP-24 (US)

Bop Me Daddy - Makin' Whoopee / Last Call / Dungaree Hop / Drum Magic / Blue Jean Shuffle / Plasma / Jackpot / Red Cider

1959 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-1281 (US) This Must Be The Plas! - Too Close For Comfort / I Hadn't Anyone Till You / Heart And Soul / Poor Butterfly / Memories Of You / Just One Of Those Things / There Is No Greater Love / If I Had You / My Silent Love / Day In-Day Out / My Old Flame / S'Il Vous Plait
1976 LP 12" Concord Jazz ‎CJ-15 (US) The Blues - Our Day Will Come / Georgia On My Mind / Bucket O' Blues / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Parking Lot Blues / Don't You Know Little Girl / Tim Timee After / Ones More For Johnny
1976 LP 12" Concord Jazz ‎CJ-24 (US) Positively - Positively / Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) / Let's Get It All Together / Easy For You To Say / Never More / My Foolish Heart / Careless Love / A Cottage For Sale / Dirty Leg Blues / Sea Sea
1982 LP 12" CAPITOL C 068 86529 M (F) ROCKIN' WITH THE PLAS - Hoppin' Mad / Blow Your Blues Away / Popcorn / Downstairs / The Loop / Swanee River Rock / The Big Twist / Little Rockin' Deacon / You Send Me / Robbins Nest Cha Cha / Plas Jazz / Come Rain Or Come Shine / Dinah / Everyone Knows
1983 LP 12" Carell Music ‎CM101 (US) L.A. '55 - Plas Johnson with The Grease Patrol - The Grease Patrol / Monkey Business / All Of Me / Gee Baby / Confessin' The Blues / As Time Goes By / Hard Times / Cherry
10/1992 CD Carell Music 102 (US) Hot, Blue & Saxy - This Can't Be Love / Hittin' The Jug / Nobody Does It Better / Ease On Down The Road / Since I Fell For You / What A Diff'rence A Day Makes / Save Your Love For Me / Canadian Sunset / I'm Just A Lucky So And So / Star Eyes / I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) / Never Make Your Move Too Soon / Stix Hooper
01/2000 CD Carell Music 103 (US)

Evening Delight  - PLAS JOHNSON FEATURING Brian O'Rourke, Ross Tompkins , Richard Simon , Johnny Kirkwood, Paul Humphrey - You've Changed / Angel Eyes / I Should Care / Take The "A" Train / Cheek To Cheek / It Had To Be You / Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) / I'm Thru With Love / The Touch Of Your Lips / Little Girl Blue / Mean To Me

05/2000 CD Wolf 21 (US) THE Best of Plas Johnson - Hot Spot / Dungaree Hop / Red Jacket / Caravan / Blue Jean Shuffle / Drum Magic / Gee Gee / Last Call / Drum Tatoo / Cotton Tail / Makin' Whoopee / Red Cider / Plasma / Drum Boogie / Last Call / Bar-B-Que / Portside / It Had To Be You / Nightingale / G.J.'s Drums / Air Mail Special / Bullfrog / Antipathy / Turf / Night Fright
10/2001 CD Milestone 9319 (US) Keep That Groove Going! - PLAS JOHNSON - Red Holloway  - Keep That Groove Going! / Stuffy / Serenade In Blue / Go Red Go / Bretheren! / Pass The Gravy / Jammin' For Mr. Lee / Cry Me A Prayer / Dream A Little Dream Of Me
11/2004 CD Blue Moon BMCD 3060 (US) Midnight Blues - THE WARM SOUND OF PLAS JOHNSON TENOR SAX - VOLUME ONE - Lonely Feeling / Once Upon A Blues / 'Round Midnight / Blue Martini / Stardust / She's Gone Away / Only The Blues / Flamingo / Sax 5th Avenue / Bury Me Blue / By Candlelight / Close Your Eyes / Midnight Blues / Summit Ridge Drive / I Understand / May Cees Blues
11/2004 CD Blue Moon BMCD 3061 (US) THE MADISON AVENUE STRUT - THE WARM SOUND OF PLAS JOHNSON TENOR SAX - VOLUME TWO - Cherokee / Scrips 'n' Scraps / The Spirited Gim Bulls / Just Friends / If You Don't Want Me / Diane / Johnson's Bossa Nova / Reveries / What Would I Do / Don't Be That Way / The Madison Avenue Strut / Teen Groove / Who Is Wendy / Sorrows / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / The Mission March
2006 2 LP 12" Pure Audiophile PA-005 (US) Positively :
DISC 1 : Positively / Lover Man / Let's Get It All Together / Easy For You To Say / Never More / My Foolish Heart
DISC 2 : Careless Love / A Cottage For Sale / Dirty Leg Blues / Sea Sea / Parking Lot Blues
02/2014 CD Fresh Sound FSRCD 818 (S) This Must Be The Plas! / Mood For The Blues - Too close for comfort / I Hadn't anyone till you / Heart and soul / Poor Butterfly / Memories Of You / Just one of those things / There is no greater love / If I Had You / My Silent Love / Day in, day out / My Old Flame / S'il vous plaît / Don't let the sun catch... / One Mint Julep / How Long Has This Been... / Blues in my heart / I've got a right to cry / Please Send Me Someone... / Tanya / Fool that I am / Chloe (Song of the swamp) / Since I fell for you / Moon for the blues / I wanna be loved / The big twist / Come rain or come shine
11/2014 CD V.S.O.P. 2154 (US) Bop Me Daddy - Makin' Whoopee / Last Call / Dungaree Hop / Drum Magic / Blue Jean Shuffle / Plasma / Jackpot / Red Cider / Caravan / Gee Gee / Cottontail / Red Jacket / Drum Boogie / Last Call / Hot Spot / Drum Tatoo

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