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Johnny Lytle (born John Dillard Lytle on 13 October 1932, Springfield, Ohio; died December 15, 1995, Springfield)

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… read more

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  • Avatar for afu-sake
    amazing artist, for sure he got that feeling!
  • Avatar for littlefield
    There are many jazz musicians more recognized than Johnny Lytle, but not as many in his league.
  • Avatar for Sgarre1
    He was a great man - and he made beautiful music!
  • Avatar for luv4hu
    This is my Uncle.... He was a great man. I miss him dearly... He was simply a magician when it came to music. I remember listening to his music in the basement before he would record it. I miss you Uncle Dilly... .

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