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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. ~ Scott Yanow
- "Livin' with the Blues". Barbara Dane with Earl Fatha Hines and His Orchestra Plus "On My Way" With Kenny Whitson Quartet (feat. Benny Carter, Herbie Harper, John Halliburton, Plas Johnson, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne, Wellman Braud, Billy Strange, Jesse Sailes, Earl Palmer, Rocco Wilson & Ray Johnson)
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John Johnson, Jr.
21 July 1931 in Donaldsonville, LA
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s