Elegant Soul

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Elegant Soul
Studio album by The Three Sounds
Released 1968
Recorded September 19 & 20, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 36:27
Label Blue Note
Producer Monk Higgins & Dee Ervin
The Three Sounds chronology
Coldwater Flat
(1968)
Elegant Soul
(1968)
Soul Symphony
(1969)

Elegant Soul is an album by jazz group The Three Sounds featuring performances with an orchestra arranged by Monk Higgins recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Elegant Soul was -- and could even be currently -- dismissed with a casual listen as lightweight pop with a compelling rhythmic sense. But that would be selling it way short. This album warrants close listening to discern all that's happening in its production and arrangements. Whether it's on the dancefloor, for sampling, for feel-good or deep listening, or for finger-popping, it satisfies on all levels".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Elegant Soul" (Virginia P. Bland) - 3:15
  2. "Do It Right Now" (Bland) - 6:20
  3. "Sittin' Duck" (Monk Higgins) - 9:18
  4. "(Sock It to Me) Harper Valley P.T.A." (Tom T. Hall) - 2:48
  5. "Sugar Hill" (Dee Ervin, Miles Grayson) - 2:48
  6. "African Sweets" (Ervin) - 4:30
  7. "Black Gold" (Grayson) - 3:29
  8. "Book of Slim" (Higgins) - 3:26
  9. "Walls of Respect" (Gene Harris, Higgins) - 3:13
    • Recorded at RPM Studios, Los Angeles, California on September 19 (tracks 3, 4 & 8) and September 20 (tracks 1, 2, 5-7 & 9), 1968

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 30, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2010