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July 3, 1923 - September 15, 1983


Jazz singer Johnny Hartman makes a 1980 TV appearance accompanied by the "Loonis McGlohon Trio."

personnel:

Johnny Hartman, vocals
Loonis McGlohon, piano
David Powell, bass
Bill Stowell, drums

Johnny Hartman was born in Houma, Louisiana but grew up in Chicago where he started singing and playing the piano in his youth.

For his musical abilities he received a scholarship to the Chicago Musical College.

Hartman's professional career began after W.W. II during September 1946 when he won a singing contest in which the prize was a one week engagement with Earl "Fatha" Hines.

Hines sensing his potential and impressed by his talent quickly hired him for the next year but made his debut recording in February 1947 with Marl Young.

After the Hines Orchestra disbanded he toured with Dizzy Gillespie followed by a brief stint with pianist Erroll Garner before ultimately pursuing a solo career in 1950.

He released a string of singles accompanied by different orchestras finally releasing his first LP "Songs from the Heart" in 1955.

In 1963 Johnny Hartman got a career altering offer to collaborate on an album from his long time admirer John Coltrane resulting in the LP of ballads titled simply "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.

As work began to get scarce for balladeers like Hartman in the 1970s he found his niche in the cocktail lounges of New York.

Continuing to record for small labels Hartman made numerous festival, radio, and television appearances prior to his September 1983 death from lung cancer.



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