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    • Lou Donaldson – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
    • Lou Donaldson – Snake Bone
    • 1. Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
    • 2. Brother Soul
    • 3. Snake Bone
    • 4. Summertime
    • 5. Caravan

    One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!


    Other Releases by Lou Donaldson

    Lou DonaldsonEverything I Play Is Funky (1970)Blue Note
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      Killer late 60s funky jazz on Blue Note, including the much sampled version of 'Ode To Billy Joe'.Original =First press blue/white Liberty labels. RARE. Vinyl...
      • Lou Donaldson – ode to billie joe
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      Other Releases on Blue Note

      Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note
      High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock...
      • Donald Byrd – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
      • Donald Byrd – Chant
      Stanley TurrentineThe Look Of Love (1968)Blue Note
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      • Stanley Turrentine – The Look Of Love
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      Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersIndestructibleBlue Note
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        • The Three Sounds – fever
        • The Three Sounds – it was a very good year
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        Don CherryBrown RiceBlue Note
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        • Don Cherry – Brown Rice
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        • War – L.A. Sunshine
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        Herbie HancockTakin' OffBlue Note
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          Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
          Rare Blue Note, recorded in '68/69, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bob Cranshaw, Garnett Brown and produced by the great Duke Pearson. Killer!
          • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
          • Frank Foster – You Gotta Be Kiddin'
          Wayne ShorterEtceteraBlue Note
          A lost classic from the legendary saxophonist, originally recorded in 1965 but not released until 1980, featuring Herbie Hancock (piano), Cecil McBee (bass)...
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          • Wayne Shorter – Penelope
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          • Wayne Shorter – Indian Song
          • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.99
            Deluxe vinyl reissue in gatefold sleeve.
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          Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
          Definitive jazz funk album produced by the Mizell brothers. A classic - all the way!
          • Donald Byrd – Change
          • Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
          • Donald Byrd – (Fallin' Like) Dominoes
          Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note
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          • Original LP£60.00
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          Donald ByrdEthiopian KnightsBlue Note
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          • Donald Byrd – The Emperor
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          • Tony Allen & Jeff Mills – Altitudes
          • Tony Allen & Jeff Mills – On The Run
          • Tony Allen & Jeff Mills – The Seed
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          • Lee Morgan – Afreaka
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            Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration!
            • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
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              MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note
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                George RussellThe African GameBlue Note
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                    • Original LP£20.00
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                    GoGo PenguinA Humdrum StarBlue Note
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                      Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneAt Carnegie HallBlue Note
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                        McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note
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                        • McCoy Tyner – Vision
                        • McCoy Tyner – Smitty's Place
                        • McCoy Tyner – Peresina
                        • LP£23.99
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                        • Elvin Jones With Joe Farrell – In The Truth
                        Tony AllenThe SourceBlue Note
                        Long time Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen drops a new album for 2017 - a hybrid fusion of jazz and Afrobeat!
                        • Tony Allen – Moody Boy
                        • Tony Allen – Bad Roads
                        • Tony Allen – Cruising
                        • Tony Allen – On Fire
                        • Tony Allen – Woro Dance
                        • Tony Allen – Tony's Blues
                        • 2×LP£23.99
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                        Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note
                        1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.
                          Grant GreenNever Can Say Goodbye (1970)Blue Note
                          Original BLUE NOTE 45. 
                          • Grant Green – Never Can Say Goodbye
                          Ornette ColemanNew York Is Now! (1968)Blue Note
                          DEEP DEEP heavyweight left-field new thing Blue Note jazz. Discordant, heavy and profound. W/Dewey Redman, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
                          • Ornette Coleman – The Garden Of Souls
                          Afro Blue Vol.2The Roots And Rhythms Of JazzBlue Note
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                                The New Heritage Keyboard QuartetThe New Heritage Keyboard Quartet (1973)Blue Note
                                Blue label Liberty labels Blue Note w/ orig house inner sleeve and in orig. shrink. Orig USA vinyl
                                  The Horace Silver QuintetFinger Poppin'Blue Note
                                  With Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor sax, Gene Taylor on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Recorded in 1959by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder.
                                    VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note
                                    Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie...
                                      Lou DonaldsonEverything I Play Is Funky (1970)Blue Note
                                      Blue Note take a leaf out of their rivals at Prestige for an all-star soul jazz line-up. Blue Mitchell, Idris Muhammad, Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland,...
                                        Blue Bossa - Cool Cuts From The Tropics (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note
                                        Triple CD collection of the 3 "Blue Bossa" compilations from the most famous jazz label, Blue Note. Features greats such as Horace Silver, Kenny Burrell,...
                                          Norah JonesFeels Like HomeBlue Note
                                          2004 contemporary vocal jazz album from the award winning Norah Jones. 
                                            Jackie McLeanLet Freedom RingBlue Note
                                            With Walter Davis, Herbie Lewis and Billy Higgins.
                                              Norah JonesNot Too LateBlue Note
                                              Award winning Norah Jones' 2007 album, Not Too Late features her usual soft jazzy vocals.  
                                                Ike QuebecBlue & SentimentalBlue Note
                                                Recorded on December 16, 1961 (tracks A1 to B2) and on December 23 (track B3). Blue Note 2016 Stereo Reissue.
                                                  Blue MitchellThe Thing To Do (1964)Blue Note
                                                  Debut album on Blue Note, featuring Chick Corea.
                                                    Grant GreenAlive (1970)Blue Note
                                                    The bomb! 100% killer funky jazz monster. This group is on fire. Recorded live at the Cliche Lounge, New Jersey. Claude Bartee, Grant Green, William Bivens,...
                                                    • Grant Green – Sookie, Sookie
                                                    Cecil TaylorConquistador! (1966)Blue Note
                                                    Seriously deep - actually one of Taylor's most accessible albums, which is still pretty left of centre of most players in the world! 1966 Blue Note LP.w/...
                                                    • Cecil Taylor – Conquistador
                                                    Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note
                                                    Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated...
                                                      Reuben WilsonBlue Mode (1969)Blue Note
                                                      Classic soul jazz on Blue Note w/ Melvin Sparks guitar, Reuben Wilson organ, John Manning sax and Tommy Derrick drums.
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Bambu
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Knock On Wood
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Bus Ride
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Orange Peel
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Twenty-Five Miles
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Blue Mode
                                                      Jackie McLeanDestination... Out!Blue Note
                                                      Jackie McLean, alto sax; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Larry Ridley, bass & Roy Haynes drums. A richly satisfying, though uncharacteristic,...
                                                      • Jackie McLean – Love And Hate
                                                      • Jackie McLean – Esoteric
                                                      • Jackie McLean – Kahlil The Prophet
                                                      • Jackie McLean – Riff Raff
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