Last Goodun'

Last Goodun'

by Jack McDuff
     
 

The Last Goodun' is something of a catchall McDuff compilation, consisting of all the remaining material from his Prestige LPs that had not made it onto compact disc prior to the 2002 release of this CD. The 14 songs, all recorded between 1959-1965, thus were originally scattered among seven separate albums, using more than a dozenSee more details below

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The Last Goodun' is something of a catchall McDuff compilation, consisting of all the remaining material from his Prestige LPs that had not made it onto compact disc prior to the 2002 release of this CD. The 14 songs, all recorded between 1959-1965, thus were originally scattered among seven separate albums, using more than a dozen supporting players, among them notable names like Gene Ammons, Red Holloway, Blue Mitchell, and George Benson. It's a tribute to McDuff's consistency that it doesn't sound like a bunch of leftovers. Indeed, it wouldn't be that bad of a first exposure to his Prestige work for initiates, though those with a deeper knowledge of his catalog would realize that it's not the optimum cream of the crop. Actually, though, it's a little more consistent in sound than you might expect, since the first seven of the 14 tracks all come from one December 1, 1961, session. Given all the pieces to jumble, though, it's well-programmed, varying the bluesy stompers like "Groanin'" with more boppish organ jazz like "Scram" and "It's Alvin Again," the R&B cover of Ray Charles' "Drown in My Own Tears," the smoky balladry of "Ballad for Baby," and the more contemporary go-go beat of "What's Shakin'" (with Montego Joe on conga).

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2002
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218527422
catalogNumber:
24274

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack McDuff   Primary Artist,Organ
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
George Benson   Guitar
Larry Gales   Bass
Red Holloway   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Jennings   Guitar
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Dukes   Drums
Montego Joe   Conga
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Eddie Diehl   Guitar
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Danny Turner   Alto Saxophone
Harold Vick   Flute,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ozzie Cadena   Original Session Supervision
Duke Ellington   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Original Session Supervision
Lew Futterman   Original Session Supervision
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Michael Rozek   Liner Notes
Joe Tarantino   Remastering
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Cleve Reed   Composer

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