Talk:Cannonball Adderley

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The discography on this page is quite a bit less than Adderley's actual output, so I have added "selected" to the name of the section. Someone might want to go through and finish it, in which case that could be removed. Cgray4 11:41, 2005 September 7 (UTC)

line-up on Country Preacher[edit]

The liner notes of the above-mentioned album do not mention who sings on the track Oh Babe. I suppose it must be Nat Adderley, as Cannonball can be heard playing a soft sax in the background, but as it is a live recording, it could just be some mate dropping by for a jam. Does anybody out there know? Thank you. 11:34, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Biography? Oh, better say how he died.[edit]

This is a start. 17:39, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Please have someone dig into his "early" jazz years at Florida A&M University (FAMU) where he and his brother (along with my father, Virgil B. Combs)played in the band;'The Florida A&M Collegians' at FAMU and were members of the "Marching 100". The originators of the quick step marching and playing style that so many of the HBCU's use today. Ray Combs 20 February 2013 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:47, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Professional musician/music teacher - which came first?[edit]

The info in the article is self-contradictory on this point. The leader states: 'he was a music teacher before beginning his jazz career', while the next section says:'His professional career was long established prior to teaching applied instrumental music classes at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida'. Either one or other of these statements is plain wrong, and should be removed, or there's some nuance to the latter that is not clearly enough explained (eg, if the Dillard appointment was not his first teaching job). Could somebody better versed in the subject than me sort this out? Guy Hatton 09:53, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

What they mean is that his educational career was already established. I've clarified it. Ehburrus 02:42, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

That wouldn't quite resolve Guy Hatton's perceived contradiction though. I think the word "jazz career" means his fame in jazz, after he and his brother had moved to NYC in 1955. He already had played in R&B bands in Florida, for money, presumably before he became an educator. But I'll have to check to verify this. ---Sluzzelin 02:50, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
OK, that works.---Sluzzelin 02:52, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks guys! Guy Hatton 09:30, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Discography Link-age[edit]

I have made every Cannonball album in his discography a link. Please help out by making pages for each one! Gautam Discuss 17:44, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Reference to Bahamian Heritage Needed[edit]

Someone needs to add some detailed information about his Bahamian heritage. He used to make trips back to the Bahamas sometimes ... since Adderley is a DISTICTIVE Bahamian surname (like Knowles, Rolle, Wildgoose, Rahming, Pinder etc) this should be considered a great omission. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:15, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

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Personal Life[edit]

I've been having a hard time learning anything more about his personal life. Does anybody know if he was married, had kids, substance abuse problems, etc.? Seems strange that for such an important figure, his Wikipedia page is so short.Wavelydavely (talk) 12:20, 7 October 2008 (UTC)Wavelydavely

All I am sure of is that he had no children, a wife, and did not develop any habits (except for smoking and eating a lot of food!). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:16, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Cause of death[edit]

It is known that Adderley suffered from diabetes in the later parts of his life (part of his weight problems stems from this). In the article the cause of death is said to be a heart attack and this is written informally with no quotation here and in other places. However, in some of the original announcements of Cannon's death in 1975, I remember he was said to have died from complications related to diabetes. This does not of course exclude "heart attack" as cause of death, but I think a note should be made on this, especially since the cause of death given here, heart attack, comes with no documentation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:22, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

I have deleted the bogus claim that "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" was not written by Zawinul. There is a completely different tune named "Mercy, Mercy" by Don Coway, but no-one who has actually heard both tunes and who does not suffer from tone deafness will call them related.