Mr. Shing-A-Ling ( Blue Note's Tone Poets)
1 x LP
Blue Note Tone Poet Series + Download
1967 - 2019 Blue Note's New Tone Poets Series = reissued on 180GR vinyl =North Carolina-born alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson enjoyed two highly productive spells at Blue Note Records. The first, between 1952 and 1963, resulted in 18 albums – including his
Release date: 21-06-2019 (Originally released in 1967)
2019 Blue Note's New Tone Poets Series = reissued on 180GR vinyl =North Carolina-born alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson enjoyed two highly productive spells at Blue Note Records. The first, between 1952 and 1963, resulted in 18 albums – including his classic 1958 opus Blues Walk – and witnessed a stylistic transformation that saw him journey from hard bop to the more accessible soul jazz idiom.
His second stint at Blue Note (after short stop-offs at the Argo and Cadet labels) came in the wake of founder Alfred Lion’s departure in 1966 and lasted until 1974. During that time he recorded 13 albums – among them Alligator Bogaloo and Mr Shing-A-Ling – and earned renown as a purveyor of infectious, danceable grooves that married jazz improv with gospel fervour and James Brown-influenced funk.
Donaldson was just four days shy of his 41st birthday when he took his quintet (trumpeter Blue Mitchell, organist Lonnie Smith, guitarist Jimmy “Fats” Ponder and drummer Leo Morris) into Van Gelder Studio on 27 October 1967 to lay down the five songs that were released in mid-January 1968 as Mr Shing-A-Ling.
A1 Ode To Billie Joe 6:30
A2 The Humpback 5:22
A3 The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "The Sandpiper") 6:18
B1 Peepin' 8:18
B2 The Kid 11:00
Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson
Drums – Leo Morris
Guitar – Jimmy "Fats" Ponder*
Organ – Lonnie Smith
Trumpet – Blue Mitchell
Extra info: Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Label: Blue Note
Originally released: 1965
This release: 2019