The Scorpion (album)

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The Scorpion
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Live album by Lou Donaldson
Released 1995
Recorded November 7, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 46:32
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
Lou Donaldson chronology
Pretty Things
The Scorpion
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

The Scorpion: Live at the Cadillac Club is an live album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded in Newark, New Jersey in 1970 for the Blue Note label featuring a performance by Donaldson with Fred Ballard, Leon Spencer, Melvin Sparks, and Idris Muhammad.[2]

The album was awarded 2 stars in an Allmusic review by Scott Yanow who states "The repertoire is dominated by lengthy funk grooves that are quite danceable but never develop beyond the obvious".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "The Scorpion" (Leon Spencer) - 10:47
  2. "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) - 5:55
  3. "Alligator Boogaloo" - 13:15
  4. "The Masquerade Is Over" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 4:15
  5. "Peepin'" (Lonnie Smith) - 5:30 Bonus track on CD
  6. "Footpattin' Time" - 6:50 Bonus track on CD
  • Recorded at the Cadillac Club, Newark, NJ on November 7, 1970.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 15, 2009.
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 15, 2009.