Say It Loud!
|Say It Loud!|
|Studio album by Lou Donaldson|
|Recorded||November 6, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Lou Donaldson chronology|
The album was awarded 1½ stars in an Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine who states "his group sounds awkward and uneasy. There are a few good moments scattered throughout the album, particularly by Mitchell, but overall, Say It Loud! is one of the weakest records in Donaldson's catalog". The album featured Donaldson utilising the varitone amplification system for saxophone.
- All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
- "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" (James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis) - 7:32
- "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 5:49
- "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 5:22
- "Snake Bone" - 9:31
- "Brother Soul" (Donaldson, Leon Spencer) - 8:17
- Lou Donaldson - varitone alto saxophone, vocals
- Blue Mitchell - trumpet
- Charles Earland - organ
- Jimmy Ponder - guitar
- Leo Morris - drums
- Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 14, 2009.
- Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 14, 2009.
- Porter, C [http://jazztimes.com/articles/16023-say-it-loud-lou-donaldson Say It Loud Review Jazz Times, September 2005