Them Dirty Blues

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Them Dirty Blues
Them Dirty Blues cover.jpg
Studio album by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Released 1960
Recorded February 1, 1960
Reeves Sound Studio, New York City
March 29, 1960
Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 51:12
Label Riverside
RLP 12-322
Producer Orrin Keepnews
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet chronology
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco
(1959)The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco1959
Them Dirty Blues
Cannonball Adderley and the Poll Winners
(1960)Cannonball Adderley and the Poll Winners1960

Them Dirty Blues is an album by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, recorded in 1960.[1]


The AllMusic review by Al Campbell awarded the album 4 stars, stating "Recorded in early 1960, Them Dirty Blues contains two classic jazz compositions".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3⅓ stars noting "Them Dirty Blues debuts Nat's "Work Song" in the band's book, as well as Bobby Timmons's "Dat Dere"".[3]

The album includes two other tunes which have become jazz standards: "Del Sasser" and "Jeannine".

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

(CD re-issue)

  1. “Work Song” (Nat Adderley) – 5:07
  2. “Dat Dere” (Bobby Timmons) – 5:29
  3. “Easy Living” (Robin, Rainger) – 4:19
  4. “Del Sasser" (Sam Jones) – 4:38
  5. “Jeannine” (Duke Pearson) – 7:15
  6. “Soon” (George, Ira Gershwin) – 5:32
  7. “Them Dirty Blues” (Julian Adderley) – 7:10
  8. “Dat Dere” [take 3] (Bobby Timmons) – 5:23 - previously unissued
  9. “Work Song” – 5:47 [take 3]



  1. ^ The Cannonball Adderley Official Web site
  2. ^ a b Campbell, A. Allmusic Review accessed February 22, 2013
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.