Friday, December 14, 2012

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo

Year : 1967
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz

An essential rare groove from Blue Note mixing Hard Bop & Soul Jazz with a great combo.  A LP sampled many times such as One Cylinder by Hip-Hop artists as french rapper MC Solaar in Superstarr (1994) & Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo (1991) or Hard 2 Obtain in Joker's World (1994). This album contains three originals tracks by  Donaldson including  his Alligator Boogaloo' hit and a Lonnie Smith' contribution with Aw Shucks!. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.

Lou Donaldson_alto saxophone
Melvin Lastie, Sr._cornet
Idris Muhammad_drums
George Benson_guitar
Lonnie Smith_organ

01. Alligator Boogaloo
02. One Cylinder
03. The Thang
04. Aw Shucks! (Lonnie Smith)
05. Rev. Moses
06. I Want A Little Girl
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