Mr. Shing-A-Ling

Lou Donaldson

SKU: 7738851

Barcode: 0602577388514

36.00 £36.00
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Mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Plated and pressed at RTI

The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was’ admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the “Tone Poet,” on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.

Lou Donaldson does attempt to loosen up a bit with Mr. Shing-A-Ling, but the whole affair is a bit stilted. Not quite the full-fledged electric funk workout that was becoming commonplace for old-guard soul-jazz musicians in the late ’60s, but not quite the bop-inflected soul-jazz of the early ’60s either, Mr. Shing-A-Ling falls into a netherworld that won’t quite connect either with jazz purists or fans of grooving jazz-funk. That said, when the quintet settles into a mid-tempo vamp, Donaldson, trumpeter Blue Mitchell and organist Lonnie Smith do spin out some good solos that are worth hearing.

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Track Listings

Ode To Billie Joe 6:30
The Humpback 5:22
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "The Sandpiper") 6:18
Peepin' 8:18
The Kid 11:00

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