So Long Blues

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So Long Blues
So Long Blues.jpg
Studio album by Red Garland
RecordedJuly 9-12, 1979
StudioFantasy Studios, Berkley, CA
ProducerEd Michel
Red Garland chronology
Stepping Out
So Long Blues
Strike Up the Band

So Long Blues is an album by pianist Red Garland which was recorded in 1979 and released on the Galaxy label in 1984.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow stated "Not released until 1984, this LP has "new" material from two Red Garland Galaxy sessions ... The biggest surprise is the pianist's vocal on "The Best Man." Otherwise, no real surprises occur, but everyone plays well within the hard bop mainstream".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 9:14
  2. "In a Mellotone" (Duke Ellington) – 6:56
  3. "The Best Man" (Fred Wise, Roy Alfred) – 3:48
  4. "So Long Blues" (Red Garland) – 9:13
  5. "They Didn't Believe Me" (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) – 5:49
  6. "3-String Blues" (Carter) – 5:27



  1. ^ Jazzlists: Galaxy 5100 series discography accessed October 13, 2017
  2. ^ Galaxy Records catalog, accessed October 13, 2017
  3. ^ Red Garland catalog, accessed October 13, 2017
  4. ^ Both Sides Now: Galaxy Album Discography, accessed October 13, 2017
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Red Garland: So Long Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 13, 2017.