JOHNNY LYTLE

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Considered one of the top vibes players in the world, Johnny Lytle was known for his great hand speed and showmanship. He was also a songwriter and wrote many of his own hits, including "The Loop," "The Man," "Lela," "Selim," and the jazz classic "The Village Caller." Lytle recorded more than 30 albums for various jazz labels including Tuba, Jazzland, Solid State, and Muse. Throughout his career he performed and recorded with jazz greats the likes of Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Timmons, and Roy Ayers. The devoted father of three also featured his son, Marcel Lytle, on several of his recordings as a vocalist and drummer. Lytle was such an admirer of the music of the late great Miles Davis that he wrote "Selim" (Miles spelled backwards) in honor of Davis, which features Davis' former pianist Wynton Kelly. Lytle never recorded with any of read more...
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JOHNNY LYTLE Johnny Lytle Trio : Blue Vibes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Lytle Trio : Blue Vibes
Hard Bop 1960
JOHNNY LYTLE Johnny Lytle Trio : Happy Ground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Lytle Trio : Happy Ground
Hard Bop 1961
JOHNNY LYTLE Nice And Easy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nice And Easy
Hard Bop 1962
JOHNNY LYTLE Johnny Lytle Trio ‎: Moon Child album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Lytle Trio ‎: Moon Child
Soul Jazz 1962
JOHNNY LYTLE Johnny Lytle Trio ‎: Got That Feeling! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Lytle Trio ‎: Got That Feeling!
Soul Jazz 1963
JOHNNY LYTLE The Village Caller! (aka A Groove) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Village Caller! (aka A Groove)
Soul Jazz 1965
JOHNNY LYTLE The Loop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Loop
Soul Jazz 1966
JOHNNY LYTLE New And Groovy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New And Groovy
Soul Jazz 1967
JOHNNY LYTLE A Man And A Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Man And A Woman
Soul Jazz 1967
JOHNNY LYTLE Done It Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Done It Again
Soul Jazz 1967
JOHNNY LYTLE Swingin' At The Gate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingin' At The Gate
Soul Jazz 1967
JOHNNY LYTLE The Sound Of Velvet Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sound Of Velvet Soul
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1968
JOHNNY LYTLE Be Proud album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Be Proud
Soul Jazz 1968
JOHNNY LYTLE Close Enough For Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Close Enough For Jazz
Soul Jazz 1969
JOHNNY LYTLE The Soulful Rebel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soulful Rebel
Soul Jazz 1972
JOHNNY LYTLE People & Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
People & Love
Fusion 1973
JOHNNY LYTLE Everything Must Change album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything Must Change
Soul Jazz 1978
JOHNNY LYTLE Fast Hands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fast Hands
Soul Jazz 1980
JOHNNY LYTLE Good Vibes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Vibes
Soul Jazz 1982
JOHNNY LYTLE Johnny Lytle / Albert Dailey / Chester Thompson : I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 93 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Lytle / Albert Dailey / Chester Thompson : I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 93
Soul Jazz 1982
JOHNNY LYTLE Happy Ground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy Ground
Soul Jazz 1991
JOHNNY LYTLE Moonchild album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moonchild
Soul Jazz 1992
JOHNNY LYTLE Possum Grease album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Possum Grease
Hard Bop 1995

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