From the Top of the Barrel

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From the Top of the Barrel
From the Top of the Barrel.jpg
Live album by
RecordedJuly 16 & 17 and December 1960
The Bit, Hollywood, CA and The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, CA
LabelPacific Jazz
PJ 10120
ProducerRichard Bock
Les McCann chronology
Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco
From the Top of the Barrel

From the Top of the Barrel is a live album by pianist Les McCann recorded in 1960 and released on the Pacific Jazz label in 1967.[1][2] The album features additional tracks from the performances that produced Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Shout and Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic gives the album 3 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Frankie and Johnny" (Traditional) - 6:10
  2. "Medley: But Beautiful/It Could Happen to You" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 7:47
  3. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, John La Touche, Ted Fetter) - 4:23
  4. "Love Letters" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) - 4:06
  5. "Three Slaves" (Leroy Vinnegar) - 7:00
  6. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington) - 4:55
  7. "Set Call: The Champ" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 1:45



  1. ^ Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 10100/20100 series accessed January 12, 2016
  2. ^ Freed., R. Les McCann Discography accessed January 12, 2016
  3. ^ a b From the Top of the Barrel – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 12, 2016.