The Village Caller!

The Village Caller!
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Studio album by
Released 1964
Recorded September 18, 1963
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:03
Label Riverside
RLP 480
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny Lytle chronology
Got That Feeling!
The Village Caller!
The Loop

The Village Caller is the sixth album led by American jazz vibraphonist Johnny Lytle which was recorded in 1964 for the Riverside label.[1]


The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "A touch lightweight at times but fun anyway... Most of the selections on this date are treated rhythmically, either R&B-ish or with a Latin feel. The results will not reward close listening, but Lytle plays well and this CD will be considered quite satisfying at parties".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Johnny Lytle except as indicated

  1. "The Village Caller" - 4:24
  2. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington) - 6:08
  3. "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 4:39
  4. "Pedro Strodder" - 5:00
  5. "Kevin Devin" - 3:23
  6. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 3:59
  7. "Unhappy, Happy Soul" - 7:12
  8. "Solitude" (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 3:18



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed November 5, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 128. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 917. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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