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Lou Donaldson discography

This is a discography of Lou Donaldson albums and albums by other musicians that feature Lou Donaldson


Lou Donaldson: leader and co-leader discography

New Faces New Sounds, Lou Donaldson, 1952, Blue Note BLP 5021

Tracks : If I Love Again, Down Home, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Sweet Juice, Cheek To Cheek, Roccus, Things We Did Last Summer, Lou's Blues

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Blue Mitchell, Horace Silver, Gene Ramey, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Arthur Taylor

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New Faces New Sounds, Lou Donaldson / Clifford Brown, 1952, Blue Note BLP 5030

Tracks : Carvin' The Rock, You Go To My Head, De-Dah, Brownie Speaks, Cookin', Bellarosa

Musicians : Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones

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Vol. 2, Sextet, Lou Donaldson, 1955, Blue Note BLP 5055

Tracks : After You've Gone, Caracas, The Stroller, Moe's Bluff

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, Matthew Gee, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, Art Blakey

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Quartet/Quintet/Sextet, Lou Donaldson, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1537

Tracks : If I Love Again, Down Home, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Lou's Blues, Cheek To Cheek, Sweet Juice, The Stroller, Roccus, Caracas, Moe's Bluff

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Blue Mitchell, Kenny Dorham, Matthew Gee, Elmo Hope, Horace Silver, Gene Ramey, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Arthur Taylor

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Wailing with Lou, Lou Donaldson, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1545

Tracks : Caravan, Old Folks, That Good Old Feeling, Move It, There Is No Greater Love, L. D. Blues

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Art Taylor

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Swing and Soul, Lou Donaldson, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1566

Tracks : Dorothy, I Won't Cry Anymore, Herman's Mambo, Peck Time, There Will Never Be Another You, Groove Junction, Grits And Gravy

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Dave Bailey, Ray Barretto

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Lou Takes Off, Lou Donaldson, 1958, Blue Note BLP 1591

Tracks : Sputnik, Dewey Square, Strollin' In, Groovin' High

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Clark, George Joyner, Art Taylor

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Blues Walk, Lou Donaldson, 1958, Blue Note BLP 1593

Tracks : Blues Walk, Move, The Masquerade Is Over, Play Ray, Autumn Nocturne, Callin' All Cats

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Dave Bailey, Ray Barretto

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LD + 3, Lou Donaldson With The 3 Sounds, 1958, Blue Note 4012

Tracks : Three Little Words, Smooth Groove, Just Friends, Blue Moon, Jump Up, Don't Take Your Love from Me, Confirmation

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Gene Harris, Andrew Simpkins, Bill Dowdy

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The Time Is Right, Lou Donaldson, 1959, Blue Note 4025

Tracks : Lou's Blues, Be My Love, Idaho, The Nearness of You, Mack the Knife, Crosstown Shuffle, Tangerine

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Horace Parlan, Blue Mitchell, Laymon Jackson, Sam Jones, Dave Bailey, Ray Barretto, Al Harewood

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Sunny Side Up, Lou Donaldson, 1960, Blue Note 4036

Tracks : Blues for J.P., The Man I Love, Politely, It's You or No One, The Truth, Goose Grease, Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Horace Parlan, Bill Hardman, Laymon Jackson, Sam Jones, Al Harewood

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Light Foot, Lou Donaldson, 1960, Blue Note 4053

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Here 'Tis, Lou Donaldson, 1961, Blue Note 4066

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Gravy Train, Lou Donaldson, 1961, Blue Note 4079

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The Natural Soul, Lou Donaldson, 1962, Blue Note 4108

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Good Gracious!, Lou Donaldson, 1963, Blue Note 4125

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Signifyin', Lou Donaldson, 1963, Argo 724

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Possum Head, Lou Donaldson, 1964, Argo 734

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Cole Slaw, Lou Donaldson, 1964, Argo 747

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Musty Rusty, Lou Donaldson, 1965, Cadet 759

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Rough House Blues, Lou Donaldson, 1966, Cadet 768

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Blowin' In The Wind, Lou Donaldson, 1967, Cadet 789

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Alligator Bogaloo, Lou Donaldson, 1967, Blue Note 4263

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Mr. Shing-A-Ling, Lou Donaldson, 1967, Blue Note 4271

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Midnight Creeper, Lou Donaldson, 1968, Blue Note 4280

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Say It Loud!, Lou Donaldson, 1968, Blue Note 4299

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At His Best, Lou Donaldson, 1968, Cadet 815

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Hot Dog, Lou Donaldson, 1969, Blue Note 4318

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Everything I Play Is Funky, Lou Donaldson, 1969, Blue Note 4337

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Pretty Things, Lou Donaldson, 1970, Blue Note 4359

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Live: Fried Buzzard, Lou Donaldson, 1970, Cadet 842

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Cosmos, Lou Donaldson, 1971, Blue Note 4370

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Sophisticated Lou, Lou Donaldson, 1973, BN-LA 024-G

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Sassy Soul Strut, Lou Donaldson, 1973, BN-LA 109-F

Tracks : Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater), Pillow Talk, Sassy Soul Strut, Good Morning Heartache, City, Country, City, This Is Happiness, Inner Space

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Thad Jones, Garnett Brown, Seldon Powell, Buddy Lucas, Paul Griffin, Horace Ott, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, John Tropea, Wilbur Bascomb, Bernard Purdie, Omar Clay, Jack Jennings

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Sweet Lou, Lou Donaldson, 1974, BN-LA 259-G

Tracks : You're Welcome, Stop On By, Lost Love, Hip Trip, If You Can't Handle It, Give It To Me, Love Eyes, Peepin', Herman's Mambo

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley, Danny Moore, Garnett Brown, Seldon Powell, Arthur Clarke, Buddy Lucas, Horace Ott, Paul Griffin, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, Cornell Dupree, Wilbur Bascomb, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Young plus a number of vocalists

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A Different Scene, Lou Donaldson, 1976, Cotillion

Tracks : You Are My Sunshine, Lovin' You, High Wire, Night and Day, Temptation, Here's Lovin' at You, For the Love of You, Keep Your Woman

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Mike Goldberg, Larry Etkin, John Kelly, Robert Corley, Joe Ferguson, Ricky West, A.C. Drummer Jr., Jacob Hunter, Walter "Jojo" Garth, plus strings and backing vocalists

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Color as a Way of Life, Lou Donaldson, 1977, Cotillion

Tracks : Too Much to Explain, Love for Sale, Piece of Your World, Passion Fruit, Comin' Thru the Back Door, Ebb Tide, Maker's Dream, Walkin' Sally

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Paul G. Bogosian, Ernie Royal, John Drew Kelly, Seldon Powell, William Phipps, A.C. Drummer Jr., Jacob Hunter, Jimmy Young, Jacqueline Copeland, plus strings

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Midnight Sun, Lou Donaldson, 1980, Blue Note LT 1028

Music from a previously unreleased session in 1969 plus one track from a 1965 session.

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Sweet Slumber, Lou Donaldson, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3068

Tracks : Sweet Slumber, You've Changed, The Good Life, Stardust, What Will I Tell My Heart, It Might As Well Be Spring, Sweet And Lovely

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Freddie Hubbard, Garnett Brown, Wayne Shorter, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Al Harewood

A session from January 1967. Also released as Lush Life (see below).

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Lush Life, Lou Donaldson, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3068

Tracks : Sweet Slumber, You've Changed, The Good Life, Stardust, What Will I Tell My Heart, It Might As Well Be Spring, Sweet And Lovely

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Freddie Hubbard, Garnett Brown, Wayne Shorter, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Al Harewood

A session from January 1967. Also released as Sweet Slumber (see above).

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Fine And Dandy, Lou Donaldson With The Red Garland Trio, 1980, Lobstaer / LDC

Tracks : Stella By Starlight, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Misty, Fine And Dandy, Blues, Loverman, Tenor Madness

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Red Garland, Jamil Nasser, Jimmy Cobb

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Forgotten Man, Lou Donaldson, 1981, Timeless SJP 153

Tracks : Confirmation, Whiskey Drinkin' Woman, This is Happiness, Tracy, Melancholy Baby, Don't Blame Me, Exactly Like You

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Herman Foster, Geoff Fuller, Victor Jones

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Sweet Poppa Lou, Lou Donaldson, 1981, Muse 5247

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Back Street, Lou Donaldson, 1984, Muse 5292

Tracks : Be My Love, Cheer Cheer, Now's the Time, Exactly Like You, Back Street, Confirmation

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Herman Foster, Geoff Fuller, Victor Jones

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Live in Bologna, Lou Donaldson, 1984, Timeless SJP 202

Tracks : Stella by Starlight, Groovin' High, Summertime, Lou's Blues, St. Thomas, Star Eyes

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Herman Foster, Jeff Fuller, Victor Jones

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Play The Right Thing, Lou Donaldson, 1991, Milestone 9190

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Birdseed, Lou Donaldson, 1992, Milestone 9198

Tracks : Cherry, Walkin' Again, Pennies From Heaven, Red Top, Blue Bossa, Black Door Blues, Dorothy, Birdseed

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, David Braham, Peter Bernstein, Fukushi Tainaka, Ralph Dorsey

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Caracas, Lou Donaldson, 1993, Milestone 9217

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Sentimental Journey, Lou Donaldson, 1994, Columbia

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The Scorpion: Live At The Cadillac Club, Lou Donaldson, 1995, Blue Note

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A Man with a Horn, Lou Donaldson, 1999, Blue Note

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Relaxing at Sea: Live on the QE2, Lou Donaldson Quartet, 2000, Chiaroscuro

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Lou Donaldson: leader and co-leader discography: expanded reissues, compilations, twofers, etc

Ha' Mercy, Lou Donaldson, 1971, Cadet 2CA 160007

A double LP compilation of tracks from Argo/Cadet albums.

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Back Talk, Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson, 1976, Chess

Tracks : Hobo Flats, Post No Bills, A Bientot, Three Plus One, Take Me With You, Daylie's Double, Teenie's Blues, Laz-ie, Kate Tippin' In, L.D. Blues, Days Of Wine & Roses, Ignant Oil, Rough House Blues, Back Talk, Huffin' 'N Puffin'

A double LP release that combines the Oliver Nelson album The Fantabulous Oliver Nelson and the Lou Donaldson album Rough House Blues.

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Signifyin': The Best Of, Lou Donaldson, 1991, Affinity

Tracks : Signifyin', Si Si Safronia, Possum Head, Persimmon Tree, Soul Gumbo, Rough House Blues, Back Talk, Ignant Oil, Musty Rusty, Ha' Mercy, Herman's Mambo, Passing Zone

A compilation of tracks from Cadet albums.

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Best of Lou Donaldson, Vol. 1, Lou Donaldson, 1993, Blue Note

A 9 track compilation of tracks from Blue Note albums.

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The Righteous Reed! The Best Of Poppa Lou, Lou Donaldson, 1994, Blue Note

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The Best of Lou Donaldson, Vol. II, Lou Donaldson, 1996, Blue Note

A 9 track compilation of music from Lou Donaldson's second stint with Blue Note between 1967 and 1970.

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Blue Breakbeats, Lou Donaldson, 1998, Blue Note

A collection of tracks from released between 1963 and 1970.

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The Blue Note Years, Vol. 14, Lou Donaldson, 1999, Blue Note

A twelve track collection taken from Blue Note albums.

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A Different Scene / Color as a Way of Life, Lou Donaldson, 2001, Collectables

Tracks : You Are My Sunshine, Lovin' You, High Wire, Night and Day, Temptation, Here's Lovin' at You, For the Love of You, Keep Your Woman, Too Much to Explain, Love for Sale, Piece of Your World, Passion Fruit, Comin' Thru the Back Door, Ebb Tide, Maker's Dream, Walkin' Sally

A CD release that combines the two Cotillion albums A Different Scene (1976) and Color as a Way of Life (1977).

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The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions 1957-60, Lou Donaldson, 2002, Mosaic

Tracks : Sputnik, Dewey Square, Strollin' In, Groovin' High, Three Little Words, Smooth Groove, Just Friends, Blue Moon, Jump Up, Don't Take Your Love From Me, Confirmation, Dorothy, I Won't Cry Anymore, Herman's Mambo, Peck Time, There Will Never Be Another You, Groove Junction, Grits And Gravy, There Will Never Be Another You (Mono Master), Blues Walk, Move, The Masquerade Is Over, Play, Ray, Autumn Nocturne, Calling All Cats, Light Foot, Hog Maw (False Start), Hog Maw, Mary Ann, Green Eyes, Walkin' By The River, Day Dreams, Stella By Starlight, Jump Up, Mary Ann, Stella By Starlight, Candy, Midnight Sun, Avalon, The Squirrel, Si Si Safronia, Exactly Like You, Dog Walk, Gravy Train, South Of The Border, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Avalon, Candy, Twist Time, Glory Of Love, Gravy Train, Glory Of Love, Caravan, Old Folks, That Good Old Feeling, Move It, There Is No Greater Love, L.D. Blues, Stella By Starlight, L.D. Blues (Fast Version), Lou's Blues, Be My Love, Idaho, The Nearness Of You, Mack The Knife, Crosstown Shuffle, Tangerine, Blues For J.P., The Man I Love, Politely, It's You Or No One, The Truth, Goose Grease, Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise, Way Down Upon The Swanee River

A 6 CD set that brings together the music originally released on the albums: Lou Takes Off, LD+3, Swing And Soul, Blues Walk, Light-Foot, Midnight Sun, Gravy Train, Wailing With Lou, The Time Is Right, and Sunny Side Up.

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Artist Selects, Lou Donaldson, 2005, Blue Note

A thirteen track collection of tracks recorded for Blue Note between 1953 and 1968.

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Possum Head / Signifyin', Lou Donaldson, 2007, Groove Hut

A 2-on-1 release of the albums Possum Head and Signifyin'.

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Musty Rusty / At His Best, Lou Donaldson, 2007, Jazz Beat

A 2-on-1 release of the albums Musty Rusty and At His Best.

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Cool Blues, Lou Donaldson & Grant Green, 2012, Groove Hut

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Eight Classic Albums, Lou Donaldson, 2012, Real Gone

A 4 CD set that brings together the music originally released on the albums: Wailing With Lou, Swing And Soul, Lou Takes Off, Blues Walk, Light-Foot, LD+3, The Time Is Right, and Sunny Side Up.

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Lou Donaldson: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Wizard Of The Vibes, Milt Jackson, 1952, Blue Note BLP 5011

Tracks : Tahiti, Lillie, Criss-Cross, Willow Weep for Me, What's New?, Bags' Groove, On the Scene, Eronel

Musicians : Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7: Milt Jackson, Lou Donaldson (tracks 1, 6 & 7), John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke / Tracks 3, 4 & 8: Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Sahib Shihab, Al McKibbon, Art Blakey

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A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1, Art Blakey, 1954, Blue Note BLP 5037

Tracks : Split Kick, Once In A While, Quicksilver

Musicians : Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell

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A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2, Art Blakey, 1954, Blue Note BLP 5038

Tracks : Wee-Dot, Mayreh, A Night In Tunisia

Musicians : Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell

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Milt Jackson and the Thelonious Monk Quintet, Milt Jackson, 1956, Blue Note BLP 1509

Tracks : Lillie, Tahiti, What's New, Bags' Groove, On The Scene, Willow Weep For Me, Criss Cross, Eronel, Mysterioso (Alternate Master), Evidence, Lillie (Alternate Master), Four In One

Musicians : Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, John Lewis, Al McKibbon, John Simmons, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Shadow Wilson

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Genius of Modern Music, Volume 2, Thelonious Monk, 1956, Blue Note BLP 1511

Tracks : Carolina Moon, Hornin' In, Skippy, Let's Cool One, Suburban Eyes, Evonce, Straight No Chaser, Four In One, Nice Work, Monk's Mood, Who Knows, Ask Me Now

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, George Tait, Idrees Suliman, Kenny Dorham, Billy Smith, Lucky Thompson, Danny Quebec West, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, Milt Jackson, Al McKibbon, Robert Paige, Gene Ramey, Nelson Boyd, Art Blakey, Max Roach

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A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1, Art Blakey, 1956, Blue Note BLP 1521

Tracks : Split Kick, Once In A While, Quicksilver, A Night In Tunisia, Mayreh

Musicians : Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell

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A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2, Art Blakey, 1956, Blue Note BLP 1522

Tracks : Wee-Dot, If I Had You, Quicksilver, Now's The Time, Confirmation

Musicians : Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell

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Memorial Album, Clifford Brown, 1956, Blue Note BLP 1526

Tracks : Hymn Of The Orient, Easy Living, Minor Mood, Cherokee, Wail Bait, Brownie Speaks, De-Dah, Cookin', You Go To My Head, Carving The Rock

Musicians : Clifford Brown, Charlie Rouse, Gigi Gryce, Lou Donaldson, Elmo Hope, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey

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Gene Ammons All Star Sessions, Gene Ammons All Star Sextet / Gene Ammons Vs Sonny Stitt, 1956, Prestige PRLP 7050

Tracks : Woofin' And Tweetin', Juggernaut, Blues Up And Down (Take 3), Blues Up And Down (Take 1), Blues Up And Down (Take 2), You Can Depend On Me (Take 1), You Can Depend On Me (Take 2), Stringin' The Jug, New Blues Up And Down

Musicians : Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Art Farmer, Billy Massey, Al Outcalt, Lou Donaldson, Charlie Bateman, Duke Jordan, Freddie Redd, Junior Mance, Addison Farmer, Gene Wright, Tommy Potter, Jo Jones, Kenny Clarke, Teddy Stewart, Wesley Landers

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A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One, Jimmy Smith, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1547

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A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume Two, Jimmy Smith, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1548

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At the Organ, Volume 1, Jimmy Smith, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1551

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At the Organ, Volume 2, Jimmy Smith, 1957, Blue Note BLP 1552

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House Party, Jimmy Smith, 1958, Blue Note 4002

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The Sermon!, Jimmy Smith, 1958, Blue Note 4011

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Rockin' The Boat, Jimmy Smith, 1963, Blue Note 4141

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Juganthology, Gene Ammons, 1974, Prestige 24036

Tracks : Juggernaut, The Happy Blues, Not Really The Blues, Stella By Starlight, Funky, Pennies From Heaven, Madhouse, Four

Musicians : Gene Ammons, Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman, Lou Donaldson, Jackie McLean, Freddie Redd, Duke Jordan, Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Addison Farmer, Doug Watkins, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor, Candido

A collection of recordings made between 1955 and 1957.

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Live Messengers, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, 1976, BN-LA 473-J2

Tracks : The Promised Land, Arabia, It's Only A Paper Moon, Mosaic, Ping Pong, Up Jumped Spring, Wee Dot, Blues, The Way You Look Tonight

Musicians : Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Lou Donaldson, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Curly Russell, Jymie Merritt

Previously unreleased sessions from 1954 and 1961. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Jazz Classics Series.

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The Complete Genius, Thelonious Monk, 1976, BN-LA 579-H2

Tracks : 'Round Midnigt, In Walked Bud, Monk's Mood, Who Knows, Thelonious, Humph, Suburban Eyes, Evonce, Off Minor, Ruby My Dear, April In Paris, Well, You Needn't, Introspection, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Evidence, I Mean You, Epistrophy, I Should Care, All The Things You Are, Mysterioso, Mysterioso, Carolina Moon, Hornin' In, Skippy, Let's Cool One, Ask Me Now, Straight No Chaser, Four In One, Four In One, Criss Cross, Eronel, Willow Weep For Me

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, George Taitt, Idrees Sulieman, Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, Billy Smith, Lucky Thompson, Milt Jackson, Al McKibbon, Robert Paige, Gene Ramey, John Simmons, Nelson Boyd, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Shadow Wilson

This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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All Star Bags, Milt Jackson, 1977, BN-LA 590-H2

Tracks : Tahiti, Lillie, Bag's Groove, What's New, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, On The Scene, Lillie, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, What's New, Don't Walk, Lover Stratosphere, Mobley's Musings, Reunion, Ultramarine, Blues For Diahann, I Remember Clifford, Ill Wind, Whisper Not, Afternoon In Paris

Musicians : Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, Benny Golson, John Lewis, Horace Silver, Tommy Flanagan, Percy Heath, Doug Watkins, Paul Chembers, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Connie Kay

Previously released recordings from sessions between 1952 and 1958. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Confirmation, Jimmy Smith, 1979, Blue Note LT 992

Recordings from 1957 and 1958.

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Cool Blues, Jimmy Smith, 1980, Blue Note LT 1054

A previously unreleased 1958 session.

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Lessons in Living, Mose Allison, 1983, Elektra Musician 60237

Tracks : Lost Mind, Wild Man On The Loose, Your Mind Is On Vacation, You Are My Sunshine, Seventh Son, Everybody Is Cryin' Mercy, Middle Class White Boy, I Don't Worry About A Thing, Night Club

Musicians : Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Eric Gale, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham

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More Memorable Tracks, Clifford Brown, 1984, Blue Note BNJ-61001

Tracks : Bellarosa, Carvin' The Rock (Alternate Master #1), Cookin' (Alternate Master), Carvin' The Rock (Alternate Master #2), Get Happy (Alternate Master), Wail Bait (Alternate Master), Brownie Eyes, Cherokee (Alternate Master), Hymn Of The Orient (Alternate Master)

Musicians : Clifford Brown, J.J. Johnson, Charlie Rouse, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, Gigi Gryce, Elmo Hope, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke

Tracks from sessions in June and August 1953 some of which were released here for the first time. This album includes the same tracks as the Alternate Takes album below.

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Alternate Takes, Clifford Brown, 1984, Blue Note 4428

Tracks : Bellarosa, Carvin' The Rock, Cookin', Carvin' The Rock, Get Happy, Wail Bait, Brownie Eyes, Cherokee, Hymn Of The Orient

Recordings from a number of 1953 sessions. Lou Donaldson plays on some of the tracks. This album includes the same tracks as the More Memorable Tracks album above.

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A Night At Birdland, Vol.3, Art Blakey Quintet, 1984, Blue Note BNJ-61002

Tracks : Wee-Dot (Alternate Master), Blues (Improvisation), The Way You Look Tonight, Lou's Blues

Musicians : Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell

Recorded in February 1954. One track is previously unissued.

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One Night with Blue Note: Preserved, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1985, Blue Note BT 85115

Tracks : Moanin', A Child Is Born, The Jumpin' Blues, Summertime, I'm Glad There Is You, Medley: Blues Walk/Gettin' Sentimental Over You

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Stanley Turrentine, Lou Donaldson, Grover Washington Jr., Jimmy Smith, Walter Davis Jr., Kenny Burrell, Reggie Workman, Art Blakey, Grady Tate

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More Genius Of Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk, 1985, Blue Note BNJ-61011

Tracks : Evonce (Alternate Master), Suburban Eyes (Alternate Master), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Alternate Master), Ruby My Dear (Alternate Master), Well You Needn't (Alternate Master), April In Paris (Alternate Master), Who Knows (Alternate Master), Skippy (Alternate Master), Hornin' In (Alternate Master), Sixteen (Take One), Sixteen (Take Two), I'll Follow You

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, George Taitt, Idrees Sulieman, Kenny Dorham, Billy Smith, Lucky Thompson, Danny Quebec West, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, Bob Paige, Gene Ramey, Nelson Boyd, Art Blakey, Max Roach

Recordings from 1947 and 1952. All originally released on a Mosaic box set in 1983.

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Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, 1985, Blue Note BNJ-61012

Tracks : All The Things You Are, I Should Care (Alternate Master), I Should Care, Ask Me Now (Alternate Master), Criss Cross (Alternate Master), What's New (Alternate Master), Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Alternate Master)

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, John Lewis, Al McKibbon, John Simmons, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Shadow Wilson

Tracks from sessions in 1948, 1951 and 1952.

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Jimmy Smith Trio With L. D., Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, 1985, Blue Note BNJ-61013

Tracks from a session in July 1957. All but one track are previously unreleased.

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The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Jimmy Smith, 1994, Mosaic

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Mance, Junior Mance And The Floating Jazz Festival Trio, 2000, Chiaroscuro

Tracks : How Insensitive, Now's The Time, Confirmation, Willow Weep For Me, This Can't Be Love, I Got A New Daddy, Falling In Love With Love, When I Fall In Love, What Is This Thing Called Love?

Musicians : Junior Mance, Keter Betts, Jackie Williams, with guests Lou Donaldson, Arturo Sandoval, Etta Jones

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Goes Blue: The Jazz Guitar Trio, Vol. 3, Ximo Tebar, 2001, Sunnyside

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A Great Night In Harlem, Various Artists, 2002, Playboy Jazz

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The Complete Sermon Sessions, Jimmy Smith, 2009, Groove Hut

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Live In New York 1953, Horace Silver Quartet With Lou Donaldson, 2014, Solar

Tracks : You Go To My Head, Rifftide, The Things We Did Last Summer, I'll Remember April, Lou's Blues, Billie's Bounce, The Way You Look Tonight

Musicians : Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Schenck, Lloyd Turner

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'Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles 1947-1952, Thelonious Monk, 2014, Blue Note

Tracks : Thelonious, Suburban Eyes, 'Round Midnight, Well You Needn't, Evonce, Off Minor, In Walked Bud, Epistrophy, Ruby My Dear, Evidence, Humph, Misterioso, All The Things You Are, I Should Care, I Mean You, Monk's Mood, Who Knows?, Nice Work (If You Can Get It), April In Paris, Four In One, Straight No Chaser, Criss Cross, Eronel, Ask Me Now, Willow Weep For Me, Skippy, Let's Cool One, Hornin' In, Carolina Moon, Evonce, Suburban Eyes, Nice Work, Ruby My Dear, Well You Needn't, April In Paris, Introspection, Who Knows?, I Should Care, Misterioso, Four In One, Criss Cross, Ask Me Now, Skippy, Hornin' In, Sixteen, Sixteen, I'll Follow You

Lou Donaldson plays on 9 of the tracks on this collection.

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Last updated December 2015