Madison Time

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Madison Time
Madison Time.jpg
Studio album by Ray Bryant Combo
Released 1960
Recorded March 16, 1959, March 20, 1960 and July 12, 1960
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 36:15
Label Columbia
CL 1476
Ray Bryant chronology
Little Susie
(1959)Little Susie1959
Madison Time
(1960)
Con Alma
(1961)Con Alma1961

Madison Time is an album recorded by American jazz pianist Ray Bryant recorded in 1959 and 1960 for the Columbia label.[1][2][3] The album was released following the success of the Madison dance craze single "The Madison Time" which reached number 30 on the Billboard chart and number 5 on the R&B chart.[4][5] The single also featured in the soundtrack to the 1988 film Hairspray.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[7]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars calling it "Ray Bryant's most popular album".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ray Bryant except as indicated

  1. "The Madison Time - Part I" (Ray Bryant, Eddie Morrison) - 3:06
  2. "The Madison Time - Part II" (Bryant, Morrison) - 2:48
  3. "Centerpiece" (Harry Edison) - 4:22
  4. "Split T - Part I" - 4:02
  5. "Split T - Part II" - 5:20
  6. "Hit It! - Part I" - 3:15
  7. "Hit It! - Part II" - 4:10
  8. "Young Buddy" - 4:03
  9. "The Huckle-Buck" (Roy Alfred & Andy Gibson) - 5:09
  • Recorded on March 16, 1959 (tracks 1 & 2), March 20, 1960 (tracks 3, 8 & 9), and July 12, 1960 (tracks 4-7)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watts, R., Callahan, M., Edwards, D. and Eyries, P. Columbia Main Series, Part 10: CL 1400-1499/CS 8196-8290 (1959-1961), accessed April 25, 2017
  2. ^ Ray Bryant discography accessed May 15, 2014
  3. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz Ray Bryant discography, accessed April 26, 2017
  4. ^ Chinen, N., Ray Bryant, Jazz Pianist, Dies at 79, New York Times, June 3, 2011
  5. ^ Allmusic: Ray Bryant Awards accessed May 15, 2014
  6. ^ Berger, E., Ray Bryant: Through the Years, JazzTimes, January/February 2005
  7. ^ a b Erlewine , S. T., Allmusic Review accessed May 15, 2014