Soul People

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Soul People
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Studio album by Sonny Stitt With Booker Ervin & Don Patterson
Released Early September 1965[1]
Recorded August 25, 1964 (#1-5)
August 5, 1966 (#7)
September 15, 1969 (#6)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz blues
Length 40:12 original LP
62:44 CD reissue
Label Prestige
PRLP 7372
Producer Ozzie Cadena (#1-5)
Bob Porter (#6)
Cal Lampley (#7)
Sonny Stitt chronology
Shangri-La
(1964)
Soul People
(1964)
Sax Expressions
(1965)
Alternative cover
1993 CD reissue

Soul People is an album by American saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Booker Ervin, and organist Don Patterson. Just like his previous Soul Shack, Soul People features heavily blues-drenched jazz. The original album was recorded in 1964 and issued on Prestige in early 1965. In 1993, it was reissued on CD by Prestige, featuring three additional tracks.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP

  1. "Soul People" (Stitt) - 9:59
  2. "Sonny's Book" (Stitt) - 8:57
  3. ""C" Jam Blues" (Ellington) - 10:00
  4. "Medley: I Can't Get Started / The Masquerade Is Over" - 11:16

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Flying Home" (Goodman, Hampton, Robin) - 10:13
  2. "Tune-Up (Davis) - 4:26
  3. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Gordon, Warren) - 7:53
Tracks 1-5 recorded August 25, 1964; #6 on September 15, 1969; #7 on August 5, 1966. Tracks 5-6 previously issued on Don Patterson's Tune Up! (PRLP 7852).

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1-5

Track 6

  • Sonny Stitt - alto saxophone
  • Don Patterson - organ
  • Grant Green - guitar
  • Billy James - drums

Track 7

  • Don Patterson - organ
  • Vinnie Corrao - guitar
  • Billy James - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Sept 4, 1965
  2. ^ Soul People at AllMusic
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 185. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.