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Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967)

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Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967)


1.    "Alligator Boogaloo" - 6:57
2.    "One Cylinder" - 6:48
3.    "The Thang" - 3:34
4.    "Aw Shucks!" - 7:23
5.    "Rev. Moses" - 6:27
6.    "I Want a Little Girl" - 4:29

Personnel:
    Lou Donaldson - alto saxophone
    Melvin Lastie - cornet (#1-5)
    Lonnie Smith - organ
    George Benson - guitar
    Leo Morris – drums

 

Somewhere between the soul-jazz of the early sixties (often called "funk" in its day) and the disco of the mid-seventies, funk jazz was born. Rock was already crossing over into jazz. And it just made sense that rock would inject soul jazz with a greater sense of urgency and a stronger feel for the groove.

Funk had that thing that made soul and any other kinds of dance music what it was - a deep, true conviction to getting you moving.

The birth of funk can probably be traced back to 1967 when bop saxophonist Lou Donaldson hit big with Alligator Boogaloo. It was the start of a movement - and, to many, the demise of the legendary Blue Note label. Jazz labels like Blue Note, Prestige and Atlantic, who were staying alive selling R&B records, recognized the value of funk instantly. --- dougpayne.com

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