Cannonball Takes Charge

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Cannonball Takes Charge
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Studio album by Cannonball Adderley
ReleasedAugust 1959[1]
RecordedApril 23, 27 & May 12, 1959
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Cannonball Adderley chronology
Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago
Cannonball Takes Charge
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco

Cannonball Takes Charge is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Adderley with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb with Percy and Albert Heath replacing Chambers and Cobb on two selections.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz2.5/4 stars[3]
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz said "Cannonball Takes Charge is perhaps only ordinary".[3] The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars and states: "Cannonball Adderley is in top form on this 1959 release."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley except as indicated
  1. "If This Isn't Love" (E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Burton Lane) – 5:32
  2. "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears out to Dry" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 5:34
  3. "Serenata" (Leroy Anderson) – 4:16
  4. "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:39
  5. "Barefoot Sunday Blues" – 7:03
  6. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) – 5:10
  7. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 6:55
  8. "Barefoot Sunday Blues" [alternative take] – 7:48 Bonus track on CD
  9. "I Remember You" [alternative take] (Mercer, Schertzinger) – 6:52 Bonus track on CD
  • Recorded at Reeves Sound Studio in New York City on April 23 (track 4), April 27 (tracks 1-3) and May 12 (tracks 5-9), 1959



  1. ^ Billboard Aug 31, 1959
  2. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 19 October 2009
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1994). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (2nd ed.). London: Penguin. p. 10. ISBN 0-14-017949-6.
  4. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review, accessed October 19, 2009.