Johnny Hodges (John Cornelius Hodge)

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Composer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light"), saxophonist and songwriter who was educated in area public schools and then joined dance orchestras as a saxophonist. By 1927, he had joined the Duke Ellington band. He has made many recordings. Joining ASCAP in 1945, his other popular-song and instrumental compositions include "Shady Side", "What's It All About?", "Mood to be Wooed", "The Hodge Podge", "Jepp's Blues", "Jitterbug's Lullaby", "Wanderlust", "Wonder of You", "Harmony in Harlem", "It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream", "Crosstown", "Squatty Roo", and others. Read more...


Character: Himself - alto saxophonist

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