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Lou Donaldson Discography

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1952

Milt Jackson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
NYC, Apr. 7, 1952
Tahiti Blue Note BLP 5011, Blue Note BLP 1509, Blue Note BN-LA 590-H2
Bags' Groove Blue Note BLP 5011, Blue Note BLP 1509, Blue Note BLP 1001, Blue Note BLP 2001, Blue Note BN-LA 590-H2, Blue Note BT 84429, Blue Note BST 89903, Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2
On the Scene Blue Note BLP 5011, Blue Note BLP 1509, Blue Note BN-LA 590-H2
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Blue Note BN-LA 590-H2, Blue Note [J] BNJ 61012
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (alt. take) -
* Wizard of the Vibes / Milt Jackson (Blue Note BLP 5011)
* Milt Jackson and the Thelonious Monk Quintet (Blue Note BLP 1509)
* All-Star Bags / Milt Jackson (Blue Note BN-LA 590-H2)
* 25 Years Blue Note - Anniversary Album / various artists (Blue Note BLP 1001)
* Blue Note Gems of Jazz / various artists (Blue Note BLP 2001)
* The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 1 / various artists (Blue Note BT 84429)
* Blue Note's Three Decades of Jazz, 1949-1959 / various artists (Blue Note BST 89903)
* Decades of Jazz, Vol. 2 / various artists (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61012)

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Max Roach (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 30, 1952
Skippy Blue Note BLP 1511, Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2
Skippy (alt. take) Blue Note [J] BNJ 61011
Hornin' in Blue Note BLP 1511, Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2
Hornin' in (alt. take) Blue Note [J] BNJ 61011
Carolina Moon Blue Note BLP 1511, Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2
Let's Cool One -
Sixteen Blue Note [J] BNJ 61011
Sixteen (alt. take) -
I'll Follow You -
* Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 / Thelonious Monk (Blue Note BLP 1511)
* The Complete Genius / Thelonious Monk (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
* More Genius of Thelonious Monk (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61011)

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Taylor (d)
NYC, June 20, 1952
BN448-0 Roccus (alt. take) unissued
BN440-1 Roccus Blue Note BLP 5021, Blue Note BLP 1537
BN442-2 Cheek to Cheek (alt. take) unissued
BN443-0 Lou's Blues (alt. take) -
BN443-1 Lou's Blues Blue Note BLP 5021, Blue Note BLP 1537
BN442-4 Cheek to Cheek -
BN441-0 The Things We Did Last Summer (alt. take) Blue Note [J] BNJ 61008/10
BN441-2 The Things We Did Last Summer Blue Note BLP 5021
* New Faces - New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5021)
* Lou Donaldson Quartet, Quintet, Sextet (Blue Note BLP 1537)
* The Other Side Blue Note 1500 Series / various artists (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61008/10)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, Nov. 19, 1952
BN459-1 Down Home Blue Note BLP 5021, Blue Note BLP 1537
BN460-1 The Best Things in Life Are Free -
BN458-5 If I Love Again -
omit Mitchell
BN457-0 Sweet Juice -
* New Faces - New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5021)
* Lou Donaldson Quartet, Quintet, Sextet (Blue Note BLP 1537)

1953

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 9, 1953
BN489-1 Bellarosa Blue Note BLP 5030, Blue Note BN-LA 267-G, Blue Note [J] BNJ 61001, Blue Note BT 84428
BN490-1 Carving the Rock (alt. take 1) Blue Note [J] BNJ 61001, Blue Note BT 84428
BN490-3 Carving the Rock Blue Note BLP 5030, Blue Note BLP 1526
BN490-5 Carving the Rock (alt. take 2) Blue Note [J] BNJ 61001, Blue Note BT 84428
BN491-0 Cookin' (alt. take) -
BN491-1 Cookin' Blue Note BLP 5030, Blue Note BLP 1526
BN492-0 Brownie Speaks Blue Note BLP 5030, Blue Note BLP 1526, Blue Note BN-LA 267-G, Blue Note BT 84433
BN493-0 De-Dah Blue Note BLP 5030, Blue Note BLP 1526, Blue Note BN-LA 267-G
BN494-0 You Go to My Head Blue Note BLP 5030, Blue Note BLP 1526, Blue Note [J] BNJ 61001, Blue Note BT 84428
* New Faces - New Sounds / Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown (Blue Note BLP 5030)
* Brownie Eyes / Clifford Brown (Blue Note BN-LA 267-G)
* Clifford Brown More Memorable Tracks (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61001)
* Alternate Takes / Clifford Brown (Blue Note BT 84428)
* Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Blue Note BLP 1526)
* The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 2 / various artists (Blue Note BT 84433)

Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
``Birdland'', NYC, Oct. 31, 1953
An Oscar for Oscar Session 110, Royal Jazz [D] RJD 515
If I Love Again Session 110
Split Kick Royal Jazz [D] RJD 515
Get Happy -
Lullaby of Birdland -
* Art Blakey (Session 110)
* Kenny Dorham, 1953, 1956, 1964 (Royal Jazz [D] RJD 515)

1954

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
``Birdland'', NYC, Feb. 21, 1954
Quicksilver Blue Note BLP 5037, Blue Note BLP 1521
Quicksilver (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1522
Wee Dot Blue Note BLP 5038, Blue Note BLP 1522
Wee Dot (alt. take) Blue Note BN-LA 473-J2, Blue Note [J] BNJ 61002
Blues -
The Way You Look Tonight -
Lou's Blues Blue Note [J] BNJ 61002
Now's the Time Blue Note BLP 5039, Blue Note BLP 1522
Split Kick Blue Note BLP 5037, Blue Note BLP 1521
A Night in Tunisia Blue Note BLP 5038, Blue Note BLP 1521, Blue Note [J] BNJ 71106
Mayreh Blue Note BLP 5038, Blue Note BLP 1521
Confirmation Blue Note BLP 5039, Blue Note BLP 1522
omit Brown
If I Had You -
* A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 5037)
* A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1521)
* A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1522)
* A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5038)
* Live Messengers / Art Blakey (Blue Note BN-LA 473-J2)
* A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61002)
* A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note BLP 5039)
* Soho Blue / various artists (Blue Note [J] BNJ 71106)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Lou Donaldson (as) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Aug. 22, 1954
tk 3 Caracas Blue Note BLP 5055, Blue Note BLP 1537
tk 4 The Stroller -
tk 6 Moe's Bluff -
tk 10 After You've Gone Blue Note BLP 5055, Blue Note [J] BNJ 61008/10
* Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5055)
* Lou Donaldson Quartet, Quintet, Sextet (Blue Note BLP 1537)
* The Other Side Blue Note 1500 Series / various artists (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61008/10)

1955

Gene Ammons Sextet

Art Farmer (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Gene Ammons (ts) Freddie Redd (p) Addison Farmer (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1955
Woofin' and Tweetin' Prestige LP 7050
Juggernaut -
* Gene Ammons All-Star Sessions (Prestige LP 7050)

1957

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Donald Byrd (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Art Taylor (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Jan. 27, 1957
tk 3 Stella by Starlight unissued
tk 4 That Good Old Feeling Blue Note BLP 1545
tk 6 Caravan -
tk 7 L.D. Blues -
tk 9 Old Folks -
tk 10 There Is No Greater Love -
tk 12 Move it -
* Wailing with Lou (Blue Note BLP 1545)

Jimmy Smith Sextet

Donald Byrd (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Hank Mobley (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Eddie McFadden (g) Art Blakey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, Feb. 11, 1957
Funk's Oats Blue Note BLP 1547
Falling in Love with Love -
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart Blue Note BLP 1548
Groovy Date -
First Night Blues unissued
Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org)
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Blue Note BLP 1548
* A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1547)
* A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1548)

Jimmy Smith Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, Feb. 12, 1957
All Day Long Blue Note BLP 1551, Blue Note BST 89901
Yardbird Suite Blue Note BLP 1551, Blue Note BST 89903, Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2
Billie's Bounce Blue Note BLP 1552
Plum Nellie -
Plum Nellie (alt. take) Blue Note [J] K18P 9280
Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org)
Summertime Blue Note BLP 1551
* Jimmy Smith at the Organ, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1551)
* Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits (Blue Note BST 89901)
* Blue Note's Three Decades of Jazz, 1949-1959 / various artists (Blue Note BST 89903)
* Decades of Jazz, Vol. 2 / various artists (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* Jimmy Smith at the Organ, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1552)
* The Singles / Jimmy Smith (Blue Note [J] K18P 9280)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Dave Bailey (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, June 9, 1957
tk 1 Herman's Mambo Blue Note BLP 1566
tk 4 Peck Time -
tk 6 There Will Never Be Another You -
tk 7 There Will Never Be Another You (mono take) Blue Note [J] BNJ 61008/10
tk 8 Groove Junction Blue Note BLP 1566
tk 10 Dorothy -
tk 11 Grits and Gravy -
tk 12 I Won't Cry Anymore -
* Swing and Soul - Lou Donaldson, Vol. 3 (Blue Note BLP 1566)
* The Other Side Blue Note 1500 Series / various artists (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61008/10)

Jimmy Smith Trio with Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org, p) Eddie McFadden (g) Donald Bailey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, July 4, 1957
Soft Winds Blue Note [J] BNJ 61013
Hollerin' and Screamin' -
Star Eyes -
Darn That Dream -
Street of Dreams -
* Jimmy Smith Trio + LD (Blue Note [J] BNJ 61013)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Donald Byrd (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Lou Donaldson (as) Sonny Clark (p) George Joyner (b) Art Taylor (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Dec. 15, 1957
tk 4 Groovin' High Blue Note BLP 1591
tk 5 Strollin' in -
tk 6 Sputnik -
tk 8 Dewey Square -
* Lou Takes Off (Blue Note BLP 1591)

1958

Jimmy Smith Sextet

Lee Morgan (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Tina Brooks (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, Feb. 25, 1958
Au Privave Blue Note BLP 4002
The Sermon! Blue Note BLP 4011, Blue Note BST 89901, Blue Note BN-LA 400-H2
Confirmation Blue Note LT 992
Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Eddie McFadden (g) Donald Bailey (d)
Lover Man Blue Note BLP 4002, Blue Note BN-LA 400-H2
No Way Out rejected
unknown title -
Strike Up the Band -
* House Party / Jimmy Smith (Blue Note BLP 4002)
* The Sermon! / Jimmy Smith (Blue Note BLP 4011)
* Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits (Blue Note BST 89901)
* Jimmy Smith Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 400-H2)
* Confirmation / Jimmy Smith (Blue Note LT 992)

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Tina Brooks (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Eddie McFadden (g) Donald Bailey (d)
``Small's Paradise'', NYC, Apr. 7, 1958
Cool Blues Blue Note LT 1054
Small's Minor unissued
Once in a While -
Art Blakey (d) replaces Bailey
Groovin' at Small's Blue Note LT 1054
Dark Eyes -
A Night in Tunisia -
What's New? unissued
* Cool Blues / Jimmy Smith (Blue Note LT 1054)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Dave Bailey (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1958
tk 2 Play Ray Blue Note BLP 1593
tk 5 The Masquerade Is Over -
tk 10 Autumn Nocturne -
tk 11 Callin' All Cats -
tk 13 Move -
tk 15 Blues Walk Blue Note BLP 1593, Blue Note BST 89903, Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2, Blue Note BT 84429
* Blues Walk (Blue Note BLP 1593)
* Blue Note's Three Decades of Jazz, 1949-1959 / various artists (Blue Note BST 89903)
* Decades of Jazz, Vol. 2 / various artists (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 1 / various artists (Blue Note BT 84429)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Jimmy Wormsworth (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Dec. 14, 1958
tk 1 Walkin' by the River Blue Note BLP 4053
tk 6 Green Eyes -
tk 7 Light Foot -
tk 9 Hog Maw -
tk 11 Jump Up unissued
tk 12 Mary Ann Blue Note BLP 4053
tk 13 Day Dreams -
tk 14 Stella by Starlight -
- Blue Note [J] TOCJ 5941/44
tk 17 The Song Is You unissued
* Light Foot (Blue Note BLP 4053)
* The Other Side Blue Note 4000 Series / various artists (Blue Note [J] TOCJ 5941/44)

1959

Lou Donaldson with The Three Sounds

Lou Donaldson (as) Gene Harris (p) Andrew Simpkins (b) Bill Dowdy (d)
VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Feb. 18, 1959
Blue Moon Blue Note BLP 4012
Smooth Groove -
Jump Up -
Just Friends -
Three Little Words -
Don't Take Your Love from Me -
Confirmation -
* LD + 3 / Lou Donaldson, The Three Sounds (Blue Note BLP 4012)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Parlan (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Dave Bailey (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Oct. 31, 1959
tk 4 Mack the Knife Blue Note BLP 4025
tk 8 Crosstown Shuffle -
tk 12 Tangerine -
tk 13 Lou's Blues Blue Note BLP 4025, Blue Note BT 84433
Time on My Hands rejected
tk 19 The Nearness of You Blue Note BLP 4025
It's Only a Paper Moon rejected
omit Mitchell
tk 6 Be My Love Blue Note BLP 4025
* The Time Is Right (Blue Note BLP 4025)
* The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 2 / various artists (Blue Note BT 84433)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

same personnel
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Nov. 28, 1959
tk 3 Idaho Blue Note BLP 4025
untitled Donaldson blue rejected
But Not for Me -
* The Time Is Right (Blue Note BLP 4025)

1960

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Parlan (p) Sam Jones (b) Al Harewood (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Feb. 5, 1960
tk 9 Politely Blue Note BLP 4036
Blues for J.P. rejected
tk 11 Swanee River unissued
tk 13 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Blue Note BLP 4036
The Man I Love rejected
tk 18 Goose Geese Blue Note BLP 4036
The Truth rejected
* Sunny Side Up (Blue Note BLP 4036)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Parlan (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Al Harewood (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Feb. 28, 1960
tk 21 The Man I Love Blue Note BLP 4036
tk 25 Blues for J.P. -
tk 28 It's You or No One -
Way Down Upon the Swanee River Blue Note [J] TOCJ 5941/44
omit Hardman
tk 26 The Truth Blue Note BLP 4036
* Sunny Side Up (Blue Note BLP 4036)
* The Other Side Blue Note 4000 Series / various artists (Blue Note [J] TOCJ 5941/44)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Parlan (p) George Tucker (b) Al Harewood (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 22, 1960
tk 2 The Squirrel Blue Note LT 1028
tk 5 Si Si Safronia -
tk 6 Dog Walk -
tk 7 Exactly Like You -
tk 10 Avalon -
tk 13 Candy -
omit Barretto
tk 12 Midnight Sun -
* Midnight Sun (Blue Note LT 1028)

1961

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) ``Baby Face'' Willette (org) Grant Green (g) Dave Bailey (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Jan. 23, 1961
tk 1 Watusi Jump Blue Note BLP 4066
tk 4 Here 'Tis -
tk 12 Cool Blues -
tk 13 Walk with Me -
tk 16 A Foggy Day -
tk 17 untitled Donaldson blues unissued
* Here 'Tis (Blue Note BLP 4066)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Ben Tucker (b) Dave Bailey (d) Alec Dorsey (cga)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Apr. 27, 1961
tk 1 Glory of Love Blue Note BLP 4079
tk 3 Glory of Love (alt. take) unissued
tk 7 Gravy Train Blue Note BLP 4079
tk 9 Gravy Train (alt. take) Blue Note [J] TOCJ 5941/44
tk 12 Candy Blue Note BLP 4079
tk 14 South of the Border -
tk 15 Twist Time -
tk 19 Avalon -
omit Dorsey
tk 11 Polka Dots and Moonbeams -
* Gravy Train (Blue Note BLP 4079)
* The Other Side Blue Note 4000 Series / various artists (Blue Note [J] TOCJ 5941/44)

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Grant Green (g) Joe Dukes (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Sep. 25, 1961
tk 2 Please Blue Note CDP 7243 5 21436 2
tk 9 People Will Say We're in Love unissued
tk 11 Prisoner of Love Blue Note CDP 7243 5 21436 2
tk 12 The Man with a Horn -
Trees rejected
tk 20 Stardust Blue Note CDP 7243 5 21436 2
tk 21 Misty -
* A Man with a Horn (Blue Note CDP 7243 5 21436 2)

1962

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) ``Big'' John Patton (org) Grant Green (g) Ben Dixon (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1962
tk 4 Spaceman Twist Blue Note BLP 4108
tk 8 People Will Say We're in Love Blue Note CDP 7 84108 2
tk 13 That's All Blue Note BLP 4108
tk 15 Funky Mama -
tk 19 Love Walked in -
tk 20 Sow Belly Blues -
tk 23 Nice 'n' Greasy -
* The Natural Soul (Blue Note BLP 4108)
* The Natural Soul (Blue Note CDP 7 84108 2)

1963

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) ``Big'' John Patton (org) Grant Green (g) Ben Dixon (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Jan. 24, 1963
tk 2 The Holy Ghost Blue Note BLP 4125
tk 4 Good Gracious -
tk 5 Caracas -
tk 10 Cherry -
tk 15 Bad John -
tk 16 Don't Worry 'Bout Me -
* Good Gracious (Blue Note BLP 4125)

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Quentin Warren (g) Donald Bailey (d) ``Big'' John Patton (tamb)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Feb. 7, 1963
Pork Chop Blue Note BLP 4141, Blue Note BN-LA 400-H2
When My Dreamboat Comes Home Blue Note BLP 4141
Matilda Matilda -
Can Heat Blue Note BLP 4141, Blue Note BST 89901
Please Send Me Someone to Love Blue Note BLP 4141
Just a Closer Walk with Thee -
Trust in Me -
* Rockin' the Boat / Jimmy Smith (Blue Note BLP 4141)
* Jimmy Smith Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 400-H2)
* Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits (Blue Note BST 89901)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Irvin Stokes (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) ``Big'' John Patton (org) Grant Green (g) Ben Dixon (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1963
tk 3 It's Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White Blue Note CDP 7243 5 21436 2
tk 9 Soul Meetin' -
tk 10 Hippity Hop -
tk 20 My Melancholy Baby -
tk 22 When I Fall in Love unissued
tk 24 People Will Say We're in Love -
* A Man with a Horn (Blue Note CDP 7243 5 21436 2)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) ``Big'' John Patton (org) Roy Montrell (b) Ben Dixon (d)
Chicago, IL, July 17, 1963
12553 Bossa Nova [Lou's New Thing] unissued
12554 Signifyin' Argo LP 724
12555 I Feel It in My Bones -
12556 Time After Time -
12557 Coffin' a Plea -
12558 Don't Get Around Much Anymore -
12559 Si Si Safronia -
* Signifyin' (Argo LP 724)

1964

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Earl May (b) Bruno Carr (d) Ray Barretto (per)
NYC, June 19, 1964
13287 O Sole Mio Argo LP 747
13288 Cole Slaw -
13289 Poinciana -
13290 Soul Gumbo -
13291 There Is No Greater Love -
13292 People Will Say We're in Love -
13293 Li'l Miss Fine -
13294 Skylark -
* Cole Slaw (Argo LP 747)

Lou Donaldson Nonet

Dave Burns, Ernie Royal (tp) Lou Donaldson, Phil Woods (as) Bob Ashton (ts) Danny Bank (brs) Lloyd Mayers Jr. (org) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (d) Oliver Nelson (arr)
NYC, Dec., 1964
13610 Back Talk Cadet LP 768
13611 L.D. Blues -
13612 The Days of Wine and Roses -
13613 Tippin' in -
13614 Huffin' 'n' Duffin' -
13615 Ignunt Oil -
13616 Rough House Blues -
* Rough House Blues (Cadet LP 768)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Bill Hardman (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) ``Big'' John Patton (org) Ray Crawford (g) Ben Dixon (d) Cleopas Morris (per)
Chicago, IL, 1964
12963 Possum Head Argo LP 734
12964 Secret Love -
12965 Frenesi -
12966 Man with a Horn -
12967 Persimmon Three -
12968 Midnight Soul -
12969 Bye Bye Blackbird -
12970 Laura -
* Possum Head (Argo LP 734)

1965

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Billy Gardner (org) Grant Green (g) Ben Dixon (d)
NYC, June 3, 1965
13974 The Space Walk Argo LP 759, Cadet LP 759
13975 Musty Rusty -
13976 Hippity Hop -
13977 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White -
13978 Hav' Mercy -
13979 Midnight Sun -
* Musty Rusty (Argo LP 759)
* Musty Rusty (Cadet LP 759)

Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (as) others
NYC, 1965
14121 Greasy Papa unissued
14122 The Thing -
14123 Fried Buzzard -
14124 The Best Things in Life Are Free -
14125 Stella by Starlight -
14126 The Wig Blues -
14127 Just Friends -
14128 Over the Rainbow -

1966

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Sam Jones (b) Leo Morris (d) Richie ``Pablo'' Landrum (cga)
NYC, Aug. 30, 1966
15115 Herman's Mambo Cadet LP 789
15116 untitled unissued
15117 Hello Dolly Cadet LP 789
15118 Blues, No. 1 unissued
15119 Chasin' a Fox -
15120 Blowin' in the Wind Cadet LP 789
15121 Who Can I Turn to -
The Wheeler-Dealer -
Passing Zone -
Relaxing in Blue -
15122 Win Lose or Draw Cadet LP 815
15123 Tangerine -
15124 Blues, No. 3 -
15125 Wig Blues -
15126 Day by Day -
15127 Greasy Papa -
15128 Be Anything But Be Mine -
* Blowin' in the Wind (Cadet LP 789)
* Lou Donaldson at His Best (Cadet LP 815)

1967

Lou Donaldson Nonet

Freddie Hubbard (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Jerry Dodgion (as, fl) Lou Donaldson (as) Wayne Shorter (ts) Pepper Adams (brs) McCoy Tyner (p) Ron Carter (b) Al Harewood (d) Duke Pearson (arr)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Jan. 20, 1967
1822 Sweet and Lovely Blue Note [J] GXF 3068, Blue Note BLP 4254
1823 You've Changed -
1824 Sweet Slumber -
1825 It Might as Well Be Spring -
1826 What Will I Tell My Heart? -
1827 The Good Life -
1828 Stardust -
* Sweet Slumber (Blue Note [J] GXF 3068)
* Lush Life [unissued] (Blue Note BLP 4254)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Melvin Lastie (cor) Lou Donaldson (as) Lonnie Liston Smith (org) George Benson (g) Leo Morris (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Apr. 7, 1967
1867 One Cylinder Blue Note BLP 4263
1868 Aw Shucks! -
1869 Alligator Bogaloo -
1870 Rev. Moses -
1872 The Thang -
omit Lastie
1871 I Want a Little Girl -
* Alligator Bogaloo (Blue Note BLP 4263)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Lonnie Liston Smith (org) Jimmy Ponder (g) Leo Morris (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Oct. 27, 1967
1972 Peepin' Blue Note BLP 4271, Blue Note BST 89904, Blue Note BN-LA 160-G2
1973 The Kid Blue Note BLP 4271
1974 The Shadow of Your Smile -
1975 The Humpback -
omit Mitchell
1971 Ode to Billie Joe -
* Mr. Shing-a-Ling (Blue Note BLP 4271)
* Blue Note's Three Decades of Jazz, 1959-1969 / various artists (Blue Note BST 89904)
* Decades of Jazz, Vol. 3 / various artists (Blue Note BN-LA 160-G2)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Billy Gardner (org) Warren Stephens (g) Leo Morris (d)
``Bon Ton Club'' Buffalo, NY, 1967
18563 Fried Buzzard Cadet LP 842
18564 Summertime -
18565 Peck Time -
18566 The Thang -
18567 The Best Things in Life Are Free -
18568 Wee -
* Fried Buzzard (Cadet LP 842)

1968

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Lonnie Liston Smith (org) George Benson (g) Leo Morris (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Mar. 15, 1968
tk 4 Elizabeth Blue Note BST 84280
tk 8 Dapper Dan -
tk 11 Love Power -
tk 14 Midnight Creeper -
tk 17 Bag of Jewels -
* Midnight Creeper (Blue Note BST 84280)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Charles Earland (org) Jimmy Ponder (g) Leo Morris (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Nov. 6, 1968
tk 2 Brother Soul Blue Note BST 84299
tk 3 Snake Bone -
tk 8 Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud -
tk 10 Caravan -
tk 12 Summertime -
tk 16 Red Top unissued
* Say It Loud! (Blue Note BST 84299)

1969

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Ed Williams (tp) Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Charles Earland (org) Melvin Sparks (g) Leo Morris (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Apr. 25, 1969
tk 1 Turtle Walk Blue Note BST 84318
tk 4 It's Your Thing -
tk 8 Hot Dog -
tk 11 Who's Making Love -
tk 14 Bonnie -
* Hot Dog (Blue Note BST 84318)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Ed Williams (tp) Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Charles Earland (org) Melvin Sparks (g) Jimmy Lewis (el-b) Idris Muhammad (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Aug. 22, 1969
5027 Donkey Walk Blue Note BST 84337
5028 untitled original blues, No. 1 unissued
5029 West Indian Daddy Blue Note BST 84337
untitled original blues, No. 2 unissued
Candy Man -
* Everything I Play Is Funky (Blue Note BST 84337)

1970

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Lonnie Liston Smith (org) Melvin Sparks (g) Jimmy Lewis (el-b) Idris Muhammad (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Jan. 9, 1970
5760 Tennessee Waltz Blue Note BST 84359
5761 Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky [From Now On] Blue Note BST 84337
untitled original blues unissued
5762 Over the Rainbow Blue Note BST 84337
5764 Hamp's Hump -
5763 Minor Bash -
* Pretty Things (Blue Note BST 84359)
* Everything I Play Is Funky (Blue Note BST 84337)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Leon Spencer Jr. (org) Ted Dunbar (g) Idris Muhammad (d)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 12, 1970
6520 Curtis' Song Blue Note BST 84359
6521 Love -
6522 Cold Duck unissued
6523 Sassie Lassie Blue Note BST 84359
6524 Just for a Thrill -
6525 Pot Belly -
* Pretty Things (Blue Note BST 84359)

1971

Lou Donaldson Septet with Essence

Ed Williams (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Leon Spencer Jr. (org, el-p) Melvin Sparks (g) Gerry Jemmott (el-b) Idris Muhammad (d) Ray Armando (cga) Jimmy Briggs (vo arr) Mildred Brown, Rosalyn Brown, Naomi Thomas (vo)
VGS-Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 16, 1971
The Caterpillar Blue Note BST 84370
I Want to Make It with You -
If There's Hell Down Below -
Caracas -
I'll Be There -
When You're Smiling -
* Cosmos (Blue Note BST 84370)

1972

Lou Donaldson Octet with Wade Marcus Orchestra

Joe Farrell, Paul Winter (fl, afl) Lou Donaldson (as) Joe Venuto (vib) Derek Smith (p, el-p) Jay Berliner (g, 12 strings g) Harry Lookofsky (vln) Eugene Bianco (harp) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (d) Omar Clay (per) Wade Marcus (arr) strings, woodwinds
NYC, Dec. 8 & 18, 1972
You've Changed Blue Note BN-LA 024-G
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? -
Autumn in New York -
Time After Time -
* Sophisticated Lou (Blue Note BN-LA 024-G)

Lou Donaldson Octet with Wade Marcus Orchestra

Joe Farrell, Paul Winter (fl, afl) Lou Donaldson (as) Joe Venuto (vib) Derek Smith (p, el-p) Jay Berliner (g, 12 strings g) Harry Lookofsky (vln) Eugene Bianco (harp) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (d) Omar Clay (per) Wade Marcus (arr) strings, woodwinds
NYC, Dec. 11 & 18, 1972
Stella by Starlight Blue Note BN-LA 024-G
11395 The Long Goodbye -
11396 You Are the Sunshine of My Life -
Blues Walk -
* Sophisticated Lou (Blue Note BN-LA 024-G)

1973

Lou Donaldson with Horace Ott Orchestra

Thad Jones (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Lou Donaldson (as) Seldon Powell (ts, fl) Buddy Lucas (hca) Paul Griffin (p, el-p, org) Horace Ott (el-p, arr, cond) Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, John Tropea (g) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (el-b) Bernard Purdie (d) Omar Clay, Jack Jennings (per)
NYC, Apr. 17, 1973
12066 Sanford and Son Theme Blue Note BN-LA 109-F
This Is Happiness -
Inner Space -
* Sassy Soul (Blue Note BN-LA 109-F)

Lou Donaldson with Horace Ott Orchestra

same personnel
NYC, Apr. 18, 1973
12067 Pillow Talk Blue Note BN-LA 109-F
12068 Sassy Soul Strut -
12069 Good Morning, Heartache -
City, Country, City -
* Sassy Soul (Blue Note BN-LA 109-F)

1974

Lou Donaldson with Horace Ott Orchestra

Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Lou Donaldson (as) Arthur Clarke, Seldon Powell (ts, fl) Buddy Lucas (hca) unknown (vib) Horace Ott (el-p, syn, arr, cond) Paul Griffin (clavinet) Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza (g) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (el-b) Bernard Purdie, Jimmie Young (d) unknown (cga) unknown (per) Bill Davis, Eric Figueroa, Eileen Gilbert, Hilda Harris, Barbara Massey, William Sample, Carl Williams Jr. (back vo)
NYC, Mar. 14, 1974
14047 If You Can't Handle It Give It to Me Blue Note BN-LA 259-G
14049 Hip Trip -
14110 Love Eyes -
* Sweet Lou (Blue Note BN-LA 259-G)

Lou Donaldson with Horace Ott Orchestra

same personnel
NYC, Mar. 19, 1974
14048 Lost Love Blue Note BN-LA 259-G
14051 Peepin' -
14052 Herman's Mambo -
14111 Sugar Foot unissued
* Sweet Lou (Blue Note BN-LA 259-G)

Lou Donaldson with Horace Ott Orchestra

same personnel
NYC, Mar. 21, 1974
14050 You're Welcome Stop on by Blue Note BN-LA 259-G
* Sweet Lou (Blue Note BN-LA 259-G)

1976

Lou Donaldson Tentet

Mike Goldberg (cor, tp, p) Larry Etkin (tp) John Kelly (tb) Lou Donaldson (as) Robert Corley (ts) Joe Ferguson (ts, fl) Ricky West (el-p) A.C. Drummer (g) Jacob Hunter (el-b) Walter Garth (d) strings, vocals
NYC, 1976
32039 You Are My Sunshine Cotillion SD 9905
32040 Lovin' You -
32041 High Wire -
32042 Night and Day -
32043 Temptation -
32044 Here's Lovin' at You -
32045 For the Love of You -
32046 Keep Your Woman -
* A Different Scene (Cotillion SD 9905)

1977

Lou Donaldson Tentet

Paul G. Bogosian, Ernie Royal (tp, flh) John Drew Kelly (tb, btb) Seldon Powell (fl, brs) Lou Donaldson (as) William Phipps (key) A.C. Drummer (g) Jacob Hunter (el-b) Jimmy Young (d) Raphael A. Cruz (per) Jacqueline Copeland (vo) strings
NYC, 1977
33046 A Piece of Your World Cotillion SD 9915
omit Copeland
33044 Too Much to Explain -
33045 Love for Sale -
33047 Passion Fruit -
33048 [Commin'Thru] The Backdoor -
33049 Ebb Tide -
33050 Maker's Dream -
33051 Walkin' Sally -
* Color as a Way of Life (Cotillion SD 9915)

1980

Red Garland - Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Red Garland (p) Jamil Nasser (b) Jimmy Cobb (d)
``Kosei Nenkin Kaikan'', Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 5, 1980
When Sunny Gets Blue Full House [J] PAP 9211
Street of Dreams -
* Wee Small Hours / Red Garland (Full House [J] PAP 9211)

Red Garland - Lou Donaldson Quartet

same personnel
``Kosei Nenkin Kaikan'', Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 6, 1980
Stella by Starlight Lobster [J] LFA 1060
The Best Things in Life Are Free -
Misty -
Fine and Dandy -
Blues -
I Got It Bad -
Lover Man -
Tenor Madness -
* Fine and Dandy / Lou Donaldson, Red Garland (Lobster [J] LFA 1060)

1981

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Calvin Hill (b) Idris Muhammad (d) Ralph Dorsey (per)
NYC, Jan. 7, 1981
Mambo in Muse MR 5247
Mo's Gravy -
Don't Take Your Love from Me -
omit Dorsey
You'll Never Know -
If I Should Lose You -
Shuckin' Blues -
* Sweet Poppa Lou (Muse MR 5247)

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Herman Foster (p) Geoff Fuller (b) Victor Jones (d)
Milan, Italy, July 2, 1981
Confirmation Timeless [H] SJP 153
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman -
This Is Happiness -
Tracy -
Melancholy Babby -
Don't Blame Me -
Exactly Like You -
* Forgotten Man (Timeless [H] SJP 153)

1982

Mose Allison Quartet with Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (as) Mose Allison (p, vo) Eric Gale (g) Jack Bruce (b) Billy Cobham (d)
Continental, July 21, 1982
You Are the Sunshine of My Life Elektra/Musician E1 60237
* Lessons in Living / Mose Allison (Elektra/Musician E1 60237)

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Geoff Fuller (b) Victor Jones (d)
Paris, France, 1982
Be My Love Muse MR 5292
Cheer Cheer -
Now's the Time -
Exactly Like You -
Back Street -
Confirmation -
* Back Street (Muse MR 5292)

1984

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Geoff Fuller (b) Victor Jones (d)
Bologna, Italy, Jan., 1984
Stella by Starlight Timeless [H] SJP 202
Groovin' High -
Summertime -
Lou's Blues -
St. Thomas -
Star Eyes -
* Lou Donaldson Live in Bologna (Timeless [H] SJP 202)

1985

One Night with Blue Note, Vol. 3

Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Grady Tate (d)
``Town Hall'', NYC, Feb. 22, 1985
Medley: Blues Walk / Gettin' Sentimental Over You Blue Note BT 85115, Blue Note BT 85117
* One Night with Blue Note, Vol. 3 / various artists (Blue Note BT 85115)
* One Night with Blue Note, Preserved / various artists (Blue Note BT 85117)

1990

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as, vo) Lonnie Liston Smith (org) Peter Bernstein (g) Bernard Purdie (d) Ralph Dorsey (cga)
NYC, Dec. 19 & 20, 1990
Plays the Right Thing Milestone M 9190
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman -
Marmaduke -
Harlem Nocturne -
This Is Happiness -
I Had the Craziest Dream -
The Masquerade Is Over -
Foot Pattin' Time -
* Lou Donaldson Plays the Right Thing (Milestone M 9190)

1992

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (as) David Braham (org) Peter Bernstein (g) Fukushi Tainaka (d) Ralph Dorsey (cga)
NYC, Apr. 28 & 29, 1992
Cherry Milestone M 9198
Walkin' Again -
Pennies from Heaven -
Red Top -
Blue Bossa -
Back Door Blues -
Dorothy -
Birdseed -
* Birdseed (Milestone M 9198)

 


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