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The Best Blue Note Album in the World Ever

Album: The Best Blue Note Album in the World Ever
# Song Title   Time
1)    Song For My Father - Horace Silver
2)    Blue Train - John Coltrane
3)    Moanin' - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
4)    Blues Walk - Lou Donaldson
5)    Autumn Leaves - Miles Davis/Cannonball Adderley
6)    Sidewinder - Kenny Burrell
7)    Midnight Blue, The - Lee Morgan
8)    Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
9)    Amen - Donald Byrd
10)    Born to Be Blue - Grant Green/Ike Quebec
1)    Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - Us3
2)    Turnaround, The - Big John Patton
3)    Greasy Granny - Charlie Hunter Trio
4)    Back at the Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith/Stanley Turrentine
5)    Soy Califa - Dexter Gordon
6)    Girl From Ipanema, The - Eliane Elias
7)    Thinkin' About Your Body - Bobby McFerrin
8)    Tupelo Honey - Cassandra Wilson
9)    At Last - Dianne Reeves/Lou Rawls
10)    Because I Love You - Richard Elliot
Product Details


1. Song For My Father

2. Blue Train

3. Moanin'

4. Blues Walk

5. Autumn Leaves

6. Midnight Blue

7. The Sidewinder

8. Watermelon Man

9. Amen

10. Born To Be Blue

11. Cantaloop

12. The Turnaround

13. Greasy Granny

14. Back At The Chicken Track

15. Soy Califa

16. Girl From Ipanema

17. Thinkin' Bout Your Body

18. Tupelo Honey

19. At Last

20. Because I Love You

Performer Notes
  • Includes liner notes by Michael Cuscuna.
  • This is part of Virgin's Best... Ever! series.
  • Lyricist: Jimi Hendrix.
  • Personnel: Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet).
  • Liner Note Author: Michael Cuscuna.
  • The Best Blue Note Album in the World Ever may boast a silly title, but it's hard to argue with what's on this double-disc sampler. Not all of the label's greatest artists are here, but everything is representative, showing how hard bop like John Coltrane's "Blue Train" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" coexisted with soul-jazz from Grant Green ("Born to Be Blue"), Jimmy Smith ("Back at the Chickenshack"), and Horace Silver ("Song for My Father"). It is true that US3's "Cantaloop" sounds distinctly out of place here and that the latter-day stuff, no matter how good it is, isn't quite as magical as the classic era, but there's no denying that The Best Blue Note Album in the World Ever provides a lot of bang for the buck. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Q (7/99, p.129) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "...A record which demonstrates how rock acts nick from jazz....Notably, however, this 'is' a jazz record and not Jamiroquai or Sade pretending."
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