Soul Electricity!

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Soul Electricity!
Soul Electricity!.jpg
Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1968
Recorded September 23, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
Producer Don Schlitten
Sonny Stitt chronology
Made for Each Other
(1968) Made for Each Other1968
Soul Electricity!
Little Green Apples
(1968) Little Green Apples1968

Soul Electricity! is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1] The album features Stitt using the varitone, an electronic amplification device which altered the saxophone's sound.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "The album gets its name because for this session, Stitt plugged his alto and tenor saxophones into a Varitone attachment. What came out, though, was not fusion by any means, but a pretty straight-ahead session that found Sonny his usual competent self. The program is actually on the conservative side, leaning toward standards".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 5:58
  2. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Roger "Ram" Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) - 3:25
  3. "P.S. I Love You" (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) - 5:35
  4. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 5:24
  5. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) - 5:33
  6. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) - 3:57
  7. "Candy" (Mack David, Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney) - 5:50
  8. "Strike Up the Band" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:30



  1. ^ Prestige Records Discography accessed January 9, 2013
  2. ^ Myers, M. Sonny Stitt: Varitone Redux, All About Jazz, December 20, 2011
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review, accessed January 9, 2013
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 185. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.