Common Touch

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Common Touch
Common Touch.jpg
Studio album by Stanley Turrentine featuring Shirley Scott
Released September 1969[1]
Recorded August 30, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:30 original LP
Label Blue Note
BST 84315
Producer Francis Wolff
Stanley Turrentine chronology
The Look of Love
(1968)The Look of Love1968
Common Touch
Always Something There
(1968)Always Something There1968
Shirley Scott chronology
Girl Talk
(1967) Girl Talk1967
Common Touch
(1968) Common Touch1968
Soul Song
(1968) Soul Song1968

Common Touch is an album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine featuring Shirley Scott recorded for the Blue Note label in 1968 and performed by Turrentine with Shirley Scott, Jimmy Ponder, Bob Cranshaw and Leo Morris.[2] The CD reissue added one bonus track recorded in a different session and originally released on Ain't No Way (LT 1095, 1980). The other four tracks may be found on the CD reissue of Easy Walker.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow, awarded the album 3 stars and states "Although not essential (no one seems to sweat much and none of the tempos are above a slow-medium pace), this lazy date has its pleasurable moments".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Stanley Turrentine except as indicated
  1. "Buster Brown" - 5:25
  2. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) - 5:55
  3. "Lonely Avenue" (Doc Pomus) - 8:07
  4. "Boogaloo" (Shirley Scott) - 6:25
  5. "Common Touch" - 6:21
  6. "Living Through It All" - 7:17
  7. "Ain't No Way" (Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin) - 11:03 Bonus track on CD

Recorded on May 10, 1968 (7) and August 30, 1968 (1-6).



  1. ^ Billboard Sep 6, 1969
  2. ^ Stanley Turrentine discography accessed January 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Allmusic Review accessed January 10, 2010.
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 7, 2010.