Never Let Me Go (Stanley Turrentine album)

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Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go (Stanley Turrentine album).jpg
Studio album by Stanley Turrentine
Released Late November/early December 1963[1]
Recorded January 18, 1963 (#6, 8)
February 13, 1963 (#1-5, 7)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 45:31
Label Blue Note
BST 84129
Producer Alfred Lion
Stanley Turrentine chronology
Jubilee Shout!!!
(1962)Jubilee Shout!!!1962
Never Let Me Go
Soul Shoutin'
(1963)Soul Shoutin'1963

Never Let Me Go is the eighth album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Turrentine with Shirley Scott, Major Holley, Ray Barretto and Al Harewood, with Sam Jones and Clarence Johnston replacing Holley, Barretto and Harewood on two tracks.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and calls it "massive and bright, saturated in deep soul and blues... It's a stunner".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Stanley Turrentine except as indicated.
  1. "Trouble" (Harold Logan, Lloyd Price) - 5:58
  2. "God Bless the Child" (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) - 3:56
  3. "Sara's Dance" - 6:14
  4. "Without a Song" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) - 5:28
  5. "Major's Minor" (Shirley Scott, Turrentine) - 6:21
  6. "Never Let Me Go" (Scott) - 4:55
  7. "You'll Never Get Away from Me" (Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne) - 6:08
  8. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 6:31 Bonus track on CD




  1. ^ Billboard Dec 7, 1963
  2. ^ Stanley Turrentine discography accessed January 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Allmusic Review
  4. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed January 5, 2010.