Hot Dog (album)

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Hot Dog
Hot Dog (album).jpg
Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released Late August 1969[1]
Recorded April 25, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 36:53
Label Blue Note
BST 84318
Producer Francis Wolff
Lou Donaldson chronology
Say It Loud!
Hot Dog
Everything I Play is Funky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Hot Dog is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1969 and featuring Donaldson with Ed Williams, Charles Earland, Melvin Sparks, and Leo Morris.[3]

The album was awarded 2½ stars in an Allmusic review by Steve Huey who states "A wildly erratic slice of funky soul-jazz in keeping with Lou Donaldson's late-'60s commercial accessibility, Hot Dog isn't a total washout, but it's just as hit-and-miss as many of Donaldson's albums from the era (even if you are a fan of the style)... Hot Dog does have some worthwhile moments; it's just a pity the overall finished product isn't more consistent".[4] The album featured Donaldson utilizing the varitone amplification system for his saxophone.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "Who's Making Love?" (Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis, Raymond Jackson) - 6:46
  2. "Turtle Walk" - 7:56
  3. "Bonnie" (Tommy Turrentine) - 4:56
  4. "Hot Dog" - 10:45
  5. "It's Your Thing" (Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley) - 8:59



  1. ^ Billboard Aug 16, 1969
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 14, 2009.
  4. ^ Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 14, 2009.
  5. ^ Liner notes to The Scorpion