Country Preacher

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Country Preacher
Live album by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Released 1969
Recorded Chicago, October 1969
Genre Jazz
Length 38:39
Label Capitol
Producer David Axelrod
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet chronology
Accent on Africa
Country Preacher
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet & Orchestra
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Country Preacher is a live album recorded by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in 1969.

Recorded at an unidentified church meeting of the Chicago chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Operation Breadbasket,[2] the album spent two months in the Cash Box R&B charts in 1970.[3]

Described by discographer and Adderley biographer Chris Sheridan as "an audible sociological record",[2] the introduction is by the Reverend Jesse Jackson.[4] The liner notes, written by Adderley, give some background to Operation Breadbasket and the Country Preacher.

The album is the first with bassist Booker as a member of the Quintet.[2]

Adderley, in his introduction to the title track, makes a specific mention of fellow saxophonist Ben Branch, the director of the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra and Choir.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Introduction by the Reverend Jesse Jackson

  1. "Walk Tall" (Zawinul-Marrow-Rein) 5:03
  2. "Country Preacher" (J. Zawinul) 4:30
  3. "Hummin'" (N. Adderley) 6:32
  4. "Oh Babe" (N. Adderley-J. Adderley) 4:50
  5. "Afro-Spanish Omlet"
    a. Umbakwen (N. Adderley) 4:30
    b. Soli Tomba (W. Booker) 3:03
    c. Oiga (J. Zawinul) 4:23
    d. Marabi (J. Adderley) 3:47
  6. "The Scene" (J. Zawinul-N. Adderley) 2:01