Possum Head + Signifym
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CONTAINS THE COMPLETE ALBUMS: "POSSUM HEAD" AND "SIGNIFYIN'"!
DONALDSON AND PATTON'S LAST AND BEST COLLABORATIONS EVER!
LOU DONALDSON, altos ax & BIG JOHN PATTON, organ, on all tracks, with:
[1-8]: POSSUM HEAD (1964)
BILL HARDMAN, trumpet; RAY CRAWFORD, guitar; BEN DIXON, drums
& CLEOPAS "MOPEDIDO" MORRIS, congas
Recorded in Los Angeles, January 28, 1964.
[9-14]: SIGNIFYIN' (1963):
TOMMY TURRENTINE Jr.trumpet; ROY MONTRELL, guitar, BEN DIXON, drums
Recorded in New York, July 17, 1963.
01. Possum Head
02. Secret Love
03. Midnight Soul
04. Bye Bye Blackbird
06. Persimmon Tree
08. Man With A Horn
10. Time After Time
11. Si Si Safronia
12. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
13. I Feel It In My Bones
14. Coppin' A Plea.
Total time: 73:39 mins.
Born in Badin, North Carolina, in 1926, Lou Donaldson is best known for the recordings he made in the 1960's (such as the tracks compiled on this CD), which were decidedly blues and soul oriented. Lou's new trends are most notable in his recordings with such figures as organist Big John Patton (born in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 12, 1935, and passed away in New Jersey on March 19, 2002). One of the greatest stars in the development of soul jazz, his relaxed and bluesy playing brought the Hammond organ to unexpected heights. The two LPs included on this CD, recorded in New York in 1963 and in Chicago in 1964, constitute Lou Donaldson and Big John Patton's last recorded collaborations ever, and are probably their best, backed by splendid musicians like Bill Hardman, Ray Crawford, Tommy Turrentine Jr. and Ben Dixon.