Possum Head + Signifyin' (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Argo LP 734
    Argo LP 734
  • Argo LP 724
    Argo LP 724

Lou Donaldson

Possum Head + Signifyin' (2 LP on 1 CD)

Groove Hut Records

Lou Donaldson (as), Big John Patton (org), Bill Hardman, Tommy Turrentine (tp), Ray Crawford, Roy Montrell (g), Ben Dixon (d), Cleopas 'Mopedido' Morris (perc)

Reference: GH66703

Bar code: 8436019587034

Alto sax legend Lou Donaldson joins the great organist Big John Patton for their two last and, many would say, their best collaborations - on this Groove Hut release containing the complete original Argo LPs.

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.


01. Possum Head
02. Secret Love
03. Midnight Soul
04. Bye Bye Blackbird
05. Laura
06. Persimmon Tree
07. Frenesí
08. Man With A Horn
09. Signifyin'
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

Album details

Total time: 73:39 min.

Tracks #1-8, from the album "Possum Head" (Argo LP 734)
Tracks #9-14, from the album "Signifyin'" (Argo LP 724)

Personnel on 'Possum Head':
Lou Donaldson (as), 'Big' John Patton (org), Bill Hardman (tp), Ray Crawford (g), Ben Dixon (d), Cleopas "Mopedido" Morris (Congas).
Recorded in Los Angeles, January 28, 1964

Personnel on 'Signifyin'":
Lou Donaldson (as), 'Big' John Patton (org), Tommy Turrentine (tp), Roy Montrell (g), Ben Dixon (d).
Recorded in New York, July 17, 1963

18,95 €  (tax incl.)

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