Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real

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Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real
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Studio album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Released 1977
Recorded July 18, 1975-1976
Genre Jazz
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joel Dorn
Rahsaan Roland Kirk chronology
Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real is the final album recorded by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring performances by Kirk with string section and orchestra.[3] It was recorded following a stroke which left him partially paralysed.[4]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "The final album Rahsaan Roland Kirk ever recorded remains one of his finest. Post-stroke, Kirk struggled with his conception of the music he was trying to make. Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real is the payoff... The all-inclusive vision Kirk has of a music embraces all emotions and attitudes and leaves no one outside the door. This is Kirk's Black Classical Music, and it is fully realized on this final track and album".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Rahsaan Roland Kirk except as indicated
  1. "Boogie Woogie String Along for Real" - 8:52
  2. "I Loves You, Porgy" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 1:51
  3. "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor" (Traditional) - 7:14
  4. "Hey Babebips" - 5:10
  5. "In a Mellow Tone" (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 6:15
  6. "Summertime" (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) - 1:40
  7. "Dorthaan's Walk" - 7:08
  8. "Watergate Blues" (Percy Heath) - 6:35
    • Recorded at Regent Sound Studios, NYC, 1977



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 119. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 21 August 2009
  4. ^ Henderson, A. A Standing Eight Review accessed 21 August 2009
  5. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 21 August 2009.