Lou Donaldson does attempt to loosen up a bit with Mr. Shing-A-Ling, but the whole affair is a bit stilted and misconceived. Not quite the full-fledged electric funk workout that was becoming commonplace for old-guard soul-jazz musicians in the late '60s, but not quite the bop-inflected soul-jazz of the early '60s. either, Mr. Shing-A-Ling falls into a netherworld that won't connect either with jazz purists or fans of grooving jazz-funk.
Lou Donaldson - Mr. Shing-A-Ling (1967). Songs in album Lou Donaldson - Mr. 1. Ode To Billie Joe.
Listen to Mr Shing-A-Ling right now. Boogaloo backbeats and organ extemporisation. The album, produced by Francis Wolff, was Donaldson’s third since returning to Blue Note and followed in the wake of one of his most popular records, Alligator Bogaloo, which had come out three months earlier.
Lou Donaldson discography. This is the discography for American jazz musician Lou Donaldson. 1967: Mr. Shing-A-Ling (Blue Note BLP 4271). 1968: Midnight Creeper (Blue Note BST 84280). 1991: The Best of Lou Donaldson: Signifyin' (Affinity/Charly ARC-509). 1993: The Best of Lou Donaldson, Volume 1: (1957-1967) (Blue Note/EMI 27298). 1994: The Righteous Reed!
Shing-A-Ling Lou Donaldson. This album has an average beat per minute of 123 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 94/153 BPM). Tracklist Mr. Shing-A-Ling.
Lou Donaldson does attempt to loosen up a bit with Mr.
Shing-A-Ling, the follow up album to Lou Donaldson’s hit album Alligator Boogaloo, has long been considered the best of Donaldson’s funk/soul albums from the late-60s. One listen will tell you why: the incredible grooves on this album are simply irresistible and the alto saxophonist is backed by a who’s who of great soul jazz players including Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Dr. Lonnie Smith on Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Fats Ponder on guitar, and the great Leo Smith (aka Idris Muhammad) on drums