Johnny Griffith Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: September 18, 1962
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a.     I Did - 3:59  (Johnny Griffith)
     Workshop Jazz 45: 2005 — I'mi See You Later/I Did   (1963)
     Hip-OSelect CD: B0005352-02 — The Complete Motown Singles, vol. 3: 1963   (2005)
b. a-03    I'mi See You Later - 2:41  (Johnny Griffith)
     Workshop Jazz 45: 2005 — I'mi See You Later/I Did   (1963)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)
     Hip-OSelect CD: B0005352-02 — The Complete Motown Singles, vol. 3: 1963   (2005)
c. a-05    Old Folks - 3:42  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)
d. a-04    Lullaby Of The Leaves - 3:54  (Bernice Petkere, Joe Young)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)
e.     Four - 1  (Johnny Griffith)
f.     Love Walked In  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g.     Greensleeves  (Traditional)
h. a-01    Ill Wind - 3:07  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)
i. b-02    They Didn't Believe Me - 2:42  (Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)
j. b-04    Summertime - 4:09  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)

"Lullaby Of The Leaves" erroneously listed as "I Did" on LP issues.

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: October 17, 1962
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a.     This Could Be The Start Of Something  (Steve Allen)
b.     Blue And Nude  (Johnny Griffith)
c.     Crazy He Calls Me  (Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)

Personnel is speculative.

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: November 9, 1962
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a. a-02    Unknown Minor - 4:20  (Johnny Griffith)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)
b.     Yesterdays  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
c.     George's Dilemma  (Clifford Brown)
d. b-01    Moment's Notice - 4:55  (John Coltrane)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: January 9, 1963
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a.     Strolling Down Visger Road  (Johnny Griffith, George Gordy, Fletcher Burnette)
b.     Time After Time  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)

Personnel is speculative.

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: January 15, 1963
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a. b-03    Willow, Weep For Me - 5:34  (Ann Ronell)
     Workshop Jazz LP 12": WS 205 — Jazz   (1963)

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: May 21, 1963
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a.     Save Your Love For Me  (Buddy Johnson)

Personnel is speculative.

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: June 15, 1963
Location: Hitsville USA Studio, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a.     Like You  (Johnny Allen, George Gordy)
b.     Little Bit Of Some 'um  (Johnny Griffith, Vance Matlock, George Gordy)

Personnel is speculative.

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.


Date: June 22, 1963
Location: Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, MI
Label: Motown

Johnny Griffith (ldr), Johnny Griffith (p), Vance Matlock (b), Ben Apling (d)

a.     Morning Mist  (Johnny Griffith, Vance Matlock)

Personnel is speculative.

Information courtesy of Motown Records Archives.