Sweet Lou (album)

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Sweet Lou
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Studio album by
RecordedMarch 14, 19 & 21, 1974
LabelBlue Note
ProducerHorace Ott & George Butler
Lou Donaldson chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Sweet Lou is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson, his final recorded for the Blue Note label, featuring Donaldson with a big band arranged and conducted by Horace Ott.[2]

The album was awarded 3 stars in an Allmusic review by Eugene Chadbourne who stated "the passing of time has been in some ways been kind to these efforts, blurring the original impression given of careers headed downhill. Donaldson's tone on alto saxophone, regardless of setting, sounds like Charlie Parker after he has spent the night stuffed into one of those jars of pickled eggs on the menu in particularly hardcore bars".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "You're Welcome, Stop On By" (Bobby Womack) - 3:55
  2. "Lost Love" - 5:49
  3. "Hip Trip" (Horace Ott) - 6:28
  4. "If You Can't Handle It, Give It To Me" (Horace Ott)- 3:53
  5. "Love Eyes" ([Horace Ott) - 3:55
  6. "Peepin'" (Lonnie Smith) - 6:14
  7. "Herman's Mambo" (Herman Foster) - 4:36
  • Recorded at Generation Sound Studios, NYC on March 14 (tracks 3-5), March 19 (tracks 2, 6 & 7) and March 21 (track 1), 1974.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 15, 2009.
  3. ^ Chadbourne, E. Allmusic Review accessed December 15, 2009.