Everything I Play Is Funky
|Everything I Play is Funky|
|Studio album by Lou Donaldson|
|Recorded||August 22, 1969 & January 9, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Lou Donaldson chronology|
Everything I Play is Funky is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label featuring Donaldson with Blue Mitchell, Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, Jimmy Lewis and Leo Morris and two tracks with Ed Williams and Charles Earland replacing Mitchell & Smith.
The album was awarded 3 stars in an Allmusic review by Steve Huey who states "Everything I Play Is Funky is easily one of the best examples of Lou Donaldson's commercially accessible period of the late '60s and early '70s. Donaldson's forays into funk and R&B-driven soul-jazz could sometimes sound stiff, but the grooves here — which feature many of the same players — are consistently limber and unforced. And, typical of the style, the grooves (not adventurous improvisation) are what make the album tick... This is the sort of record that modern-day Donaldson disciples like the Sugarman Three cherish, and one of his few truly consistent efforts in this style. Recommended wholeheartedly to funk and rare-groove fans".
- All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
- "Everything I Do Gon' Be Funky (From Now On)" (Allen Toussaint) - 5:31
- "Hamp's Hump" (Paul Hampton) - 6:40
- "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) - 7:11
- "Donkey Walk" - 6:44
- "West Indian Daddy" - 6:30
- "Minor Bash" - 6:15
Recorded on August 22, 1969 (4-5) and January 9, 1970 (1-3 & 6).
- Lou Donaldson - varitone alto saxophone, voice
- Blue Mitchell (tracks 1-3 & 6), Ed Williams (tracks 4 & 5) - trumpet
- Lonnie Smith (tracks 1-3 & 6), Charles Earland (tracks 4 & 5) - organ
- Melvin Sparks - guitar
- Jimmy Lewis - electric bass (tracks 1-3 & 6)
- Leo Morris - drums