Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo 180g LP
Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Blue Note
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo 180g LP

Lou Donaldson

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SKU:
UNILP59668
UPC:
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Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series!
Hard Bop Mixed With Soul Jazz On 180g Vinyl LP!


Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series!
In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this 2nd series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label's history presented by themes: Blue Note Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.

Alligator Bogaloo by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson was recorded for the Blue Note label in 1967 and featured Donaldson with Melvin Lastie, Lonnie Smith, George Benson and Leo Morris (later to be better known as Idris Muhammad). The success of the title track surprised Donaldson: "[W]e made the date and we were three minutes short. I said we don't have no more material. And the guy said just play anything for three minutes so we can fill out the time. So I just made the riff and naturally the guys could follow it. That's the only damn thing that sold on the record."

"Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful -- yet monotonous -- vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo." - AllMusic

Features:
• Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Blue Note 80: Blue Grooves, Part 2
• All Analog
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering from the original master tapes
• Pressed at Optimal in Germany

Musicians:
Melvin Lastie, Sr., cornet
Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone
George Benson, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Leo Morris, drums

Selections:
Side 1:

1. Alligator Bogaloo
2. One Cylinder
3. The Thang
Side 2:
1. Aw Shucks!
2. Rev. Moses
3. I Want A Little Girl
Description
Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series!
Hard Bop Mixed With Soul Jazz On 180g Vinyl LP!


Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series!
In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this 2nd series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label's history presented by themes: Blue Note Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.

Alligator Bogaloo by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson was recorded for the Blue Note label in 1967 and featured Donaldson with Melvin Lastie, Lonnie Smith, George Benson and Leo Morris (later to be better known as Idris Muhammad). The success of the title track surprised Donaldson: "[W]e made the date and we were three minutes short. I said we don't have no more material. And the guy said just play anything for three minutes so we can fill out the time. So I just made the riff and naturally the guys could follow it. That's the only damn thing that sold on the record."

"Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful -- yet monotonous -- vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo." - AllMusic

Features:
• Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Blue Note 80: Blue Grooves, Part 2
• All Analog
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering from the original master tapes
• Pressed at Optimal in Germany

Musicians:
Melvin Lastie, Sr., cornet
Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone
George Benson, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Leo Morris, drums

Selections:
Side 1:

1. Alligator Bogaloo
2. One Cylinder
3. The Thang
Side 2:
1. Aw Shucks!
2. Rev. Moses
3. I Want A Little Girl
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Lou Donaldson
Title
Alligator Bogaloo
Composer
Additional Artists
Melvin Lastie, Lonnie Smith, George Benson, Leo Morris
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-18-2019
Release Date
08-07-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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