Thursday, June 09, 2005

Stone-cold Classic No. 347

Lou Donaldson's "Midnight Creeper" (1968) is one of those great jazz records for people who don't realize they like jazz.
It is a perfect "night" record, but it also works when you are driving around town on a hot-and-steamy day, because it is so funky.
Lou Donaldson was one of the better alto saxophone players in the post-Charlie Parker era.
However, this great record's funkiness comes from the Booker T. & The MG's-style vibe produced by organist Lonnie Smith and drummer Idris Muhammad. Oh... a certain George Benson on guitar.
I have been listening to this great record throughout the day. So if you see me tapping my feet and bobbing my head for no discernible reason... this is why.
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