Here Comes the Whistleman

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Here Comes the Whistleman
Here Comes the Whistleman.jpg
Live album by Roland Kirk
Released 1965
Recorded March 14, 1965
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Producer Roland Kirk, Joel Dorn
Roland Kirk chronology
Rip, Rig and Panic
Here Comes the Whistleman
Slightly Latin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Here Comes the Whistleman is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk recorded in March 1965 at Atlantic Studios in New York. It was his first release on the Atlantic label and features performances by Kirk with Lonnie Liston Smith, Major Holley and Charles Crosby.[2] The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states " His band for the occasion is stellar... This is the hard jump blues and deep R&B Roland Kirk band".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except as indicated.
  1. "Roots" - 4:09
  2. "Here Comes the Whistleman" - 4:53
  3. "I Wished on the Moon" (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger) - 4:48
  4. "Making Love After Hours" - 4:20
  5. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 3:54
  6. "Aluminum Baby" (Jaki Byard) - 4:41
  7. "Step Right Up" - 4:41
  • Recorded at Atlantic Studios, NY on March 14, 1965
  • A recent version of the album has longer tracks. There's on-stage chatter etc.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 11 August 2009
  3. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 11 August 2009