Mercy, Mercy

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Mercy, Mercy
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Live album by Buddy Rich
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 45:28
Label Pacific Jazz
Producer Richard Bock
Buddy Rich chronology
Rich à la Rakha
(1968)
Mercy, Mercy
(1968)
Buddy & Soul
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Mercy, Mercy is a 1968 live album by Buddy Rich and his big band, recorded at Caesars Palace. [2]

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (Joe Zawinul) – 5:34
  2. "Preach and Teach" (Johnny Burke) – 4:06
  3. "Channel One Suite" (Bill Reddie) – 12:50

LP side B

  1. "Big Mama Cass" (Don Sebesky) – 3:22
  2. "Goodbye Yesterday" (Don Piestrup) – 6:18
  3. "Acid Truth" (Don Menza) – 5:50
  4. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:49
  5. "Ode to Billie Joe" (Bobby Gentry) – 3:39

Bonus tracks added to 1997 Blue Note CD reissue

  1. "Chavala" (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick) – 5:20
  2. "Mr. Lucky" (Jerry Livingston, Henry Mancini) – 5:47
  3. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) – 5:09

Personnel[edit]

The Buddy Rich big band

Arrangers:

Production
  • Bob Belden - producer
  • Richard Bock - producer
  • Dean Pratt - producer
  • Bill Porter – engineer
  • Gabor Halmos - cover design
  • David Redfern - photography
  • Ron Waller - photography
  • Peter Whorf - photography

References[edit]

  • Pacific Jazz ST 20133
  • Blue Note 54331 (1997 CD re-issue)
  • Mercy, Mercy at discogs.com