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Them Dirty Blues [CD]

Cannonball Adderley Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Jun 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004T2RG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,205 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Work Song 5:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Jeannine 7:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Easy Living 4:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Them Dirty Blues 7:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dat Dere 5:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Del Sasser 4:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Soon 5:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Work Song (Alternate Take) 5:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dat Dere (Alternate Take) 5:280.69  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz/Blues Classic 12 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this as a vinyl LP on the old blue Riverside label way back in the 1960s ! I bought it again recently as CD. It was a great record in the 60's and it still is today. For once the title sums up the album. This really is down and dirty blues from the familiar riffs of Nat Adderley's 'Work Song' to the gospel tinged notes of Bobby Timmons 'Dat Dere'. Rcorded in 1960 long before the arrival of Jazz/Rock and Fusion these tracks represent the peak of soul tinged jazz/blues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THEM DIRTY BLUES 10 May 2011
By Gerryb
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Superb album by the Adderley brothers on sax and cornet with piano bass and drums. Although recorded 51 years ago this album remains a timeless classic for all modern jazz lovers and is also uplifting. Their style is a unique blend of bebop, gospel and soul. All the tunes are memorable and this famous quintet are heard playing at their best in their own very tight yet swinging manner. Cannonball is one of the hardest blowing alto players with a round warm rich tone and Nat almost unique on cornet, both are fluid and very accurate when playing in close harmony, and are well supported by the trio.The title track Them Dirty Blues is a favourite one to play over and over, along with Work Song and Soon. I bought my CD second hand to replace a worn out tape. If you have not obtained or heard this album make sure you do as soon as possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This excellent reissue combines two studio sessions and one live recording by Cannonball Adderley's Quintet in 1960.
Tracks 1-9 are the studio sessions recorded in New York on February 1, 1960 & Chicago on March 29, 1960 with Adderley(alto sax); Nat Adderley(cornet); Bobby Timmons or Barry Harris(piano); Sam Jones(bass) & Louis Hayes(drums).
The quintet are in exuberant form and highlights include Nat Adderley's 'Work Song'(2 versions); Bobby Timmons 'Dat Dere'(2 versions) & Duke Pearson's 'Jeannine'.
Tracks 10-12 were recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival on June 30, 1960 with pianist Barry Harris replacing Bobby Timmons. Although the sound quality is not perfect the music shines through and there's some impassioned playing from the Adderley brothers.
All in all, this soulful, hard-swinging quintet is captured at the peak of its powers and the music still sounds fresh and exciting over 50 years later.

BTW ~ This review refers to the ESSENTIAL JAZZ CLASSICS reissue(2011).
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My copy of the CD has nine tracks. Recorded in 1960 over two sessions, the personnel is the same with the exception of the pianist. Tracks 5 -9 were recorded first (not sure of the logic) with Bobby Timmons on piano (i.e. The "classic" quintet from 1959) and tracks 1-4 recorded a month later with Barry Harris, himself a fine pianist.

I am a fan of the quintet with Bobby Timmons. We have two takes of Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus "Work Song", "Soon" and "Del Sasser". As expected, these tracks are superb and like the whole album have not dated despite being recorded fifty four years ago.

The first four tracks, recorded later with Barry Harris, are "Work Song", "Jeannine", "Easy Living" and "Them Dirty Blues" ( the only tune by Cannonball). Everyone is a classic (sorry to keep using the word) recording.

To a Cannonball devotee the tunes will be well known, but if you don't have any Adderley albums this is the first to buy. Possibly the best of all his albums, I have owned a copy in one format or another since its initial release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars blues never dirtier 26 July 2014
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One of the best by his classic quintet with brother Nat on cornet . Swings like the clappers from start to finish and Paul Butterfield fans will find here the original version of Worksong . Also includes classics in the shape of the title track and Dat Dere .Probably the best record by one of the greatest little big bands .
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