The Boss Men

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The Boss Men
The Boss Men.jpg
Studio album by Don Patterson with Sonny Stitt and Billy James
Released 1966
Recorded December 28, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7466
Producer Cal Lampley
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The Boss Men is an album by organist Don Patterson with saxophonist Sonny Stitt and drummer Billy James recorded in late 1965 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 2½ stars stating "While this is a respectable straight-ahead jazz-with-organ session, it's also so similar to so many other Prestige dates from the mid-'60s -- not to mention the other dates which featured the exact same three players as this LP does -- that it challenges the reviewer to come up with anything new, fresh, and exciting to say about the music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Patterson except as indicated

  1. "Diane" (Art Pepper) - 5:40
  2. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) - 8:15
  3. "Easy to Love" (Cole Porter) - 5:40
  4. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 5:30
  5. "Big C's Rock" - 3:09
  6. "They Say That Falling in Love Is Wonderful" (Irving Berlin) - 7:45



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 28, 2013
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review, accessed March 28, 2013