Don Wilkerson

Preach Brother! (602445352876)

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Preach Brother!

Don Wilkerson

Blue Note


LPS 168851




LP 24,78 €

classic vinyl series

180 gran audiophile reissues

mastered from the original analog tapes

The deeply soulful Louisiana-born tenor saxophonist Don Wilkerson made his Blue Note debut in 1962 with Preach Brother!, an under-recognized soul jazz classic and a hidden gem of the Blue Note catalog.

Wilkerson had joined Ray Charles’ band in the mid-1950s and played on several of the soul legend’s classic Atlantic sides, the feeling of which carries over into this exuberant 6-song set of Wilkerson originals. Joined by Grant Green, Sonny Clark, Butch Warren, and Billy Higgins, Wilkerson is an absolute powerhouse from the opening flourishes of the jump blues “Jeanie-Weenie” to the swaggering closer “Pigeon Peas.”

In between, Wilkerson takes his listeners to church on the irrepressible shouters “Dem Tambourines” and “Camp Meetin’,” downshifts for the expressive “Homesick Blues,” and carries on an animated conversation with Green’s soul-drenched guitar on “The Eldorado Shuffle.”


  • Don Wilkerson - (tenor sax)
  • Grant Green - (guitar)
  • Sonny Clark - (piano)
  • Butch Warren - (bass)
  • Billy Higgins - (drums)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, June 18, 1962


  • SIDE A
  • A1: Jeanie-Weenie
  • A2: Homesick Blues
  • A3: Dem Tambourines
  • SIDE B
  • B1: Camp Meetin'
  • B2: The Eldorado Shuffle
  • B3: Pigeon Peas