Sweet Lou (album)

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Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou (album).jpg
Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released 1974
Recorded March 14, 19 & 21, 1974
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer Horace Ott & George Butler
Lou Donaldson chronology
Sassy Soul Strut
(1973)Sassy Soul Strut1973
Sweet Lou
A Different Scene
(1976)A Different Scene1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 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" (Don Patterson) - 6:28
  4. "If You Can't Handle It, Give It To Me" - 3:53
  5. "Love Eyes" (Moose Charlap, Norman Gimbel) - 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.