The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man

The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man

by Rahsaan Roland Kirk


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The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man

The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man was Rahsaan Roland Kirk's first album for Warner Brothers, recorded before the stroke that impaired him. Kirk is at full creative and musical strength. These seven tracks are an utter astonishment. Kirk's playing of saxophones, harmonica, flutes, and euphonium is deep, soulful, and even profound in places. "Theme for the Eulipions" (which opens the album), "Giant Steps," and "There Will Never Be Another You" features an all-star band that includes Charlie Persip, a young Hilton Ruiz, bassist Buster Williams, Romeo Perique on baritone saxophone, and Howard Johnson on tuba. The version of "Sweet Georgia Brown," with its wacky percussion and whistling, is so utterly joyful and funky it's perhaps the definitive jazz version of the tune. But it's the readings of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You" and Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" that take the album to an entirely new place. They are, though very different from one another, so utterly moving and aesthetically beautiful, they elevate music to the level of poetry. This is one that's utterly necessary for fans, and a very fitting intro for the novice.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431670125
catalogNumber: 6701
Rank: 37553

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Primary Artist,Flute,Harmonica,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Stritch
Warren Smith   Percussion
Hank Jones   Piano
Hilton Ruiz   Piano,Celeste
Howard Johnson   Tuba,Background Vocals
Trudy Pitts   Organ
Adrienne Albert   Vocals,Soloist
Francine Caroll   Vocals,Soloist
Milt Grayson   Vocals,Soloist
Jerry Griffin   Drums
Hilda Harris   Vocals,Soloist
Milt Hinton   Bass,Double Bass
Arthur Jenkins   Keyboards
Fred Moore   Washboard
Romeo Penque   Oboe,Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Persip   Drums
Randy Peyton Quartet   Vocals,Soloist
Maretha Stewart   Vocals,Soloist
Buster Williams   Bass,Double Bass
Habao Texidor   Percussion,Background Vocals
Bill Carney   Drums
Betty Neals   Recitation
William Butler   Guitar
Arthur Williams   Vocals,Soloist
Mattathias Pearson   Double Bass
Habao Texidor   Percussion
Betty Neals   Vocals

Technical Credits

Minnie Riperton   Composer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Charles Mingus   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer,Audio Production
Sammy Fain   Composer
Frank Foster   Arranger
Mack Gordon   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Richard Rudolph   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
Robert "Lip" Liftin   Engineer,Remixing
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Betty Neals   Composer

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