Good Gracious!

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Not to be confused with the M-Phazes album Good Gracious.
Good Gracious!
Good Gracious!.jpg
Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released Early June 1964[1]
Recorded January 24, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 41:59
Label Blue Note
BST 84125
Producer Alfred Lion
Lou Donaldson chronology
The Natural Soul
Good Gracious!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz (favorable)[3]

Good Gracious! is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1963 and performed by Donaldson with Grant Green, Big John Patton, and Ben Dixon.[4]


The album was awarded 3½ stars in an Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine who states "Donaldson's tone is richer and fuller than it is on many of his early-'60s records, and he really connects with the laid-back R&B grooves and soul-jazz vamps on Good Gracious, turning in melodic, memorable solos... Good Gracious still falls prey to some of the lazy tempos that pop up on most Lou Donaldson records, but it remains one of his finest soul-jazz sessions".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated

  1. "Bad John" - 8:18
  2. "The Holy Ghost" - 8:38
  3. "Cherry" (Don Redman) - 5:17
  4. "Caracas" - 7:19
  5. "Good Gracious" - 6:52
  6. "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) - 5:35



  1. ^ Billboard June 20, 1964
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ All About Jazz review
  4. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 8, 2009.
  5. ^ Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 8, 2009.