Lou Donaldson

Alligator Bogaloo (JAZZ)

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Alligator Bogaloo

Lou Donaldson

Blue Note


LPS 157832



LP 18,17 €

• 4 stars all music guide

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.


  • MELVIN LASTIE, cornet
  • LOU DONALDSON, alto sax
  • DR. LONNIE SMITH, organ
  • GEORGE BENSON, guitar
  • LEO MORRIS, drums

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., April 7, 1967.


  • A1. Alligator Bogaloo
  • A2. One Cylinder
  • A3. The Thang
  • B1. Aw Shucks!
  • B2. Rev. Moses
  • B3. I Want A Little Girl