Midnight Creeper

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Midnight Creeper
Midnight Creeper.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedLate September/early October 1968[1]
RecordedMarch 15, 1968
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelBlue Note
BST 84280
ProducerFrancis Wolff
Lou Donaldson chronology
Mr. Shing-A-Ling
Midnight Creeper
Say It Loud!
Alternative cover
LP full gatefold artwork
LP full gatefold artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Midnight Creeper is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1968 and featuring Donaldson with Blue Mitchell, Lonnie Smith, George Benson, and Leo Morris.[3]


The album was awarded 4 stars in an Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine who states "As he delved deeper into commercial soul-jazz and jazz-funk, Lou Donaldson became better at it. While lacking the bite of his hard bop improvisations or the hard-swinging funk of Alligator Bogaloo, Midnight Creeper succeeds where its predecessor, Mr. Shing-A-Ling failed: it offers a thoroughly enjoyable set of grooving, funky soul-jazz... Donaldson could frequently sound stilted on his commercial soul-jazz dates, but that's not the case with Midnight Creeper. He rarely was quite as loose on his late-'60s/early-'70s records as he is here, and that's what makes Midnight Creeper a keeper".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Midnight Creeper" (Donaldson) - 6:32
  2. "Love Power" (Teddy Vann) - 7:46
  3. "Elizabeth" (Donaldson) - 5:37
  4. "Bag of Jewels" (Lonnie Smith) - 9:44
  5. "Dapper Dan" (Harold Ousley) - 6:30



  1. ^ Billboard Oct 12, 1968
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 14, 2009.
  4. ^ Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 14, 2009.