On the Avenue (album)

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On the Avenue
On the Avenue (album).jpg
Studio album by Ronnie Foster
Released 1974
Recorded April 30 and May 1, 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 34:30
Label Blue Note
Producer George Benson
Ronnie Foster chronology
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(1973)Ronnie Foster Live: Cookin' with Blue Note at Montreux1973
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On the Avenue is the third studio album by American organist Ronnie Foster recorded in 1974 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Jason Ankeny awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Though not as relentlessly funky as his classic Blue Note debut Two Headed Freap, On the Avenue remains the most accomplished record of Ronnie Foster's career, proving commercial aspirations and accoutrements can indeed co-exist alongside traditional jazz sensibilities".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ronnie Foster except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Serenade to a Rock"   6:14
2. "On the Avenue"   6:14
3. "What Happened To The Sunshine"   5:01
4. "Golden Lady" Stevie Wonder 4:44
5. "To See A Smile"   4:07
6. "Big Farm Boy Goes to a Latin City"   3:36
7. "First Light" Freddie Hubbard 4:34
  • Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City on April 30 (tracks 1-3, 5 & 6) and May 1 (tracks 4 & 7), 1974



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 24, 2011
  2. ^ a b Ankeney, J. Allmusic Review accessed January 24, 2011