Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith

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Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
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Studio album by Roland Kirk
Released 1967
Recorded May 2, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Roland Kirk chronology
Slightly Latin
(1965)Slightly Latin1965
Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
(1967)
The Inflated Tear
(1967)The Inflated Tear1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Verve label in 1967 and features performances by Kirk with Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Boykins and Grady Tate.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states: "Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith (about Kirk's wife) was the first of his all groove sides.... This was the beginning of the exploration that led listeners to Blacknuss and Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real, and it is worth every bit as those two recordings".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except as indicated.
  1. "Stompin' Grounds" - 4:46
  2. "Fall Out" - 3:01
  3. "Blue Rol" - 6:09
  4. "Why Don't They Know" - 2:54
  5. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 2:52
  6. "It's a Grand Night for Swinging" (Billy Taylor) - 3:10
  7. "Silverlization" - 4:57
  8. "Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith" - 4:23

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 11 August 2009
  3. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic review, accessed 11 August 2009.