Along Came John

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Along Came John
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Studio album by John Patton
Released 1963
Recorded April 5, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 34:34
Label Blue Note
BST 84130
Producer Alfred Lion
John Patton chronology
Along Came John
Blue John
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Along Came John is the debut album by American organist John Patton, recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "These original compositions may not all be memorable, but the band's interaction, improvisation, and solos are. Tenor saxophonists Fred Jackson and Harold Vick provide good support, as well, but the show belongs to Patton, Green, and Dixon, who once again prove they are one of the finest soul-jazz combos of their era".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Patton except as indicated
  1. "The Silver Meter" (Ben Dixon) - 5:41
  2. "I'll Never Be Free" (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss) - 5:03
  3. "Spiffy Diffy" (Dixon) - 6:02
  4. "Along Came John" - 6:03
  5. "Gee Gee" - 6:01
  6. "Pig Foots" (Dixon) - 5:44



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2010