Sonny Stitt Blows the Blues

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Sonny Stitt Blows the Blues
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Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1960
Recorded December 21 & 22, 1959
Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 36:41
Label Verve
MG V-8374
Sonny Stitt chronology
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(1959)Sonny Stitt Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio1959
Sonny Stitt Blows the Blues
Saxophone Supremacy
(1959)Saxophone Supremacy1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Sonny Stitt Blows the Blues is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in late 1959 and released on the Verve label.[2]


The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Sonny Stitt led a number of excellent record dates in 1959, especially at the end of the year... Playing alto sax throughout this album, Stitt hardly sounds like a Charlie Parker clone, something that unfortunately was a frequent claim by tin-eared critics throughout a fair portion of his career".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "Blue Devil Blues" - 4:28
  2. "Home Free Blues" - 4:23
  3. "Blue Prelude" - 3:07
  4. "Frankie and Johnny" (Hughie Cannon) - 5:31
  5. "The Birth of the Blues" (Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown) - 5:57
  6. "A Blues Offering" - 4:06
  7. "Hymnal Blues" - 6:10
  8. "Morning After Blues" - 2:59
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on December 21 (tracks 1 & 6) and December 22 (tracks 2-5, 7 & 8), 1959



  1. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed December 21, 2012
  2. ^ Verve Records Discography, accessed December 21, 2012