Eight Classic Albums

Eight Classic Albums

by Cannonball Adderley

The mysterious Real Gone Jazz label has become well known for its Eight Classic Albums series, each of which offers two albums per single disc. The Cannonball Adderley entry in their catalog features sides cut for a number of labels including Emarcy, Mercury, and Riverside. The recording dates range from 1957 to 1960. TheSee more details below


The mysterious Real Gone Jazz label has become well known for its Eight Classic Albums series, each of which offers two albums per single disc. The Cannonball Adderley entry in their catalog features sides cut for a number of labels including Emarcy, Mercury, and Riverside. The recording dates range from 1957 to 1960. The albums here include: Sophisticated Swing (1957); Things Are Getting Better with Milt Jackson (1958); Portrait of Cannonball (1958); Cannonball's Sharpshooters (1958); Cannonball Takes Charge (1959); Cannonball & Coltrane (1959); Them Dirty Blues (1960), and Cannonball Adderley & the Poll Winners (1960). Virtually all of these records have been issued many times over, with the exception of the hard bop date Sophisticated Swing, which has only been available from Japan in the 21st century. The music ranges from merely good (Cannonball Takes Charge) to sublime (Them Dirty Blues, Cannonball & Coltrane). While Real Gone Jazz is known for its bargain prices, it's tempting for any jazz fan to fill in holes in her collection with these boxes, although there are a couple of caveats regarding presentation. A minor one is that the compilers do not place these discs in strict chronological order of recording date. An example here is disc four, which places Cannonball & Coltrane with Them Dirty Blues, when the proper chronological progression would have been to include Cannonball & Coltrane on disc three with Cannonball Takes Charge. The major caveat is sound. Despite the claim on the box covers that these recordings have been "Digitally Remastered and Enhanced for Superior Quality," that doesn't necessarily mean from master tapes. In many cases, it means the source material is from an unknown generation of LP pressing. There are audible scratches and pops in some places and the sound of a needle hitting a record in others. If that doesn't bother you, then the price is certainly right.

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Disc 1

  1. Another Kind of Soul  - Cannonball Adderley
  2. Miss Jackie's Delight  - Cannonball Adderley
  3. Spring Is Here  - Cannonball Adderley
  4. Tribute to Brownie  - Cannonball Adderley
  5. Spectacular  - Cannonball Adderley
  6. Jeanie  - Cannonball Adderley
  7. Stella by Starlight  - Cannonball Adderley
  8. Edie McLin  - Cannonball Adderley
  9. Cobbweb  - Cannonball Adderley
  10. Blues Oriental  - Cannonball Adderley
  11. Things Are Getting Better  - Cannonball Adderley
  12. Serves Me Right  - Cannonball Adderley
  13. Groovin' High  - Cannonball Adderley
  14. The Sidewalks of New York  - Cannonball Adderley
  15. Sounds For Sid  - Cannonball Adderley
  16. Just One of Those Things  - Cannonball Adderley

Disc 2

  1. Minority  - Cannonball Adderley
  2. Straight Life  - Cannonball Adderley
  3. Blue Funk  - Cannonball Adderley
  4. A Little Taste  - Cannonball Adderley
  5. People Will Say We're in Love  - Cannonball Adderley
  6. Nardis  - Cannonball Adderley
  7. Our Delight  - Cannonball Adderley
  8. Jubilation  - Cannonball Adderley
  9. What's New  - Cannonball Adderley
  10. Straight, No Chaser  - Cannonball Adderley
  11. If I Love Again  - Cannonball Adderley
  12. Fuller Bop Man  - Cannonball Adderley
  13. Stay on It  - Cannonball Adderley

Disc 3

  1. If This Isn't Love  - Cannonball Adderley
  2. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry  - Cannonball Adderley
  3. Serenata  - Cannonball Adderley
  4. I've Told Ev'ry Little Star  - Cannonball Adderley
  5. Barefoot Sunday Blues  - Cannonball Adderley
  6. Poor Butterfly  - Cannonball Adderley
  7. I Remember You  - Cannonball Adderley
  8. Work Song  - Cannonball Adderley
  9. Dat Dere  - Cannonball Adderley
  10. Easy Living  - Cannonball Adderley
  11. Del Sasser  - Cannonball Adderley
  12. Jeannine  - Cannonball Adderley
  13. Soon  - Cannonball Adderley
  14. Them Dirty Blues  - Cannonball Adderley

Disc 4

  1. Limehouse Blues  - Cannonball Adderley
  2. Stars Fell on Alabama  - Cannonball Adderley
  3. Wabash  - Cannonball Adderley
  4. Grand Central  - Cannonball Adderley
  5. You're a Weaver of Dreams  - Cannonball Adderley
  6. The Sleeper  - Cannonball Adderley
  7. The Chant  - Cannonball Adderley
  8. Lolita  - Cannonball Adderley
  9. Azule Serape  - Cannonball Adderley
  10. Au Privave  - Cannonball Adderley
  11. Yours Is My Heart Alone  - Cannonball Adderley
  12. Never Will I Marry  - Cannonball Adderley

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Bill Evans   Piano
Victor Feldman   Piano,Vibes
Barry Harris   Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Wes Montgomery   Guitar
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Paul Chambers   Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Junior Mance   Piano
Junior Moore   Piano
Albert Heath   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Franz Lehár   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Victor Feldman   Composer
Curtis Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Gigi Gryce   Composer
Barry Harris   Composer
Milt Jackson   Composer
Sam Jones   Composer
Duke Pearson   Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Gene Wright   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Jack Elliott   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Philip Braham   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Charles B. Lawlor   Composer
John Golden   Composer
Raymond Hubbell   Composer
Adderley   Composer
James W. Blake   Composer

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