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Johnny Smith was famously unimpressed by his own recordings. He was of the opinion that the union-
Beginning with his first single in his own name, ‘Moonlight in Vermont’/‘Tabu’ in 1952, through to the album Reminiscing in 1964, the majority of Johnny Smith’s recordings were released on Teddy Reig’s Roost label. Roost was acquired by Roulette in the late 1950s, which in turn eventually became part of the EMI portfolio.
Although the overwhelming majority of Johnny’s own albums on Roost fall into the category of jazz, there were some notable exceptions. On My Dear Little Sweetheart and Guitar and Strings he was featured with orchestral accompaniments that he composed and scored himself and which gave him a great sense of personal pride. Flower Drum Song was a small group interpretation of music from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical and was also decidedly non-
In recent years, there have been sporadic re-
By using the Discography drop-
Please refer to Moonlight in Vermont: The Official Biography of Johnny Smith for full information on dates, track listings and personnel.
|An Appreciation (Part 1)|
|An Appreciation (Part 2)|
|An Appreciation (Part 3)|
|Interview (Part 1)|
|Interview (Part 2)|
|Albums on Other Labels|
|Moonlight in Vermont|