Blue John (album)

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Blue John
Blue John (album).jpg
Studio album by John Patton
Released 1986
Recorded July 11 & August 2, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 40:21
Label Blue Note BST 84143
Producer Alfred Lion
John Patton chronology
Along Came John
Blue John
The Way I Feel

Blue John is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1963 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1986.[1]


The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "While the grooving interplay between Patton, Green, and Dixon is as instinctive as ever, Braith's piercing, honking stabs are what really liven up the proceedings, giving Blue John a crazed sense of fun that makes it one of Patton's most infectious and enjoyable records".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Patton except as indicated
  1. "Hot Sauce" (George Braith) - 7:55
  2. "Bermuda Clay House" (Braith) - 5:55
  3. "Dem Dirty Blues" (Grant Green) - 6:15
  4. "Country Girl" - 6:51
  5. "Nicety" (Ben Dixon) - 5:30
  6. "Blue John" - 7:55
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 11 (tracks 5 & 6) and August 6 (tracks 1-4), 1963.



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