Accent on the Blues

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Accent on the Blues
Studio album by John Patton
Released 1969
Recorded August 15, 1969
Genre Jazz
Length 66:24
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
John Patton chronology
Boogaloo
(1968)
Accent on the Blues
(1969)
Memphis to New York Spirit
(1969-70)

Accent on the Blues is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and stated "Accent on the Blues is among the most atmospheric music Patton has ever made. While it stops short of being free, it's hardly funky soul-jazz, and that may disappoint some fans of his rip-roaring style. Nevertheless, the album is a rewarding listen, primarily because it displays a more reflective side of his talent".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Patton except as indicated
  1. "Rakin' and Scrapin'" (Harold Mabern) – 10:05
  2. "Freedom Jazz Dance" (Eddie Harris) – 4:44
  3. "Captain Nasty" (Marvin Cabell) – 5:06
  4. "Village Lee" (Cabell) – 7:21
  5. "Lite Hit" (Cabell) – 6:21
  6. "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 6:56
  7. "Lite Hit" [alternate take] (Cabell) – 6:07 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Buddy Boy" – 6:36 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "2 J" – 7:46 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Sweet Pea" – 5:22 Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 15 (tracks 1-7) and June 9 (tracks 8-10), 1969.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 8, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 8, 2010