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Favorite Blue Note cover

Select your favorite BN cover from this list   81 members have voted

  1. 1. Select your favorite BN cover from this list

    • Andrew Hill, SMOKESTACK
      10
    • Jimmy Smith, BACK AT THE CHICKEN SHACK
      10
    • Wayne Shorter, JUJU
      3
    • Harold Vick, STEPPIN OUT
      1
    • Larry Young, INTO SOMETHING
      19
    • Stan Turrentine, EASY WALKER
      1
    • Lou Donaldson, GOOD GRACIOUS
      10
    • Donald Byrd, ROYAL FLUSH
      10
    • Dexter Gordon, DOIN ALLRIGHT
      8
    • Kenny Burrell, BLUE LIGHTS
      5

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Man, was it ever tough to keep this down to just 10 selections!

Had to leave out other worthies such as:

Grant Green, LATIN BIT

Donald Byrd, OFF TO THE RACES, CATWALK

Horace Silver, STYLINGS OF SILVER, TOKYO BLUES, JODY GRIND, SERENADE TO A SOUL SISTER

Andrew Hill, JUDGMENT

Big John Patton, OH BABY!, ACCENT ON THE BLUES, GOT A GOOD THING GOIN, LET EM ROLL

Sonny Clark, COOL STRUTTIN

Jackie Mclean, DEMON'S DANCE, A FICKLE SONANCE

Jimmy Smith, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, CRAZY! BABY

McCoy Tyner, EXPANSIONS

Bobby Hutcherson, HAPPENINGS, PATTERNS

Duke Pearson, SWEET HONEY BEE, WAHOO

Wayne Shorter, SPEAK NO EVIL, SCHIZOPHRENIA

(to name just a few!)

Let us know also some of your other favorites not listed here.

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I had to pick "into something." It's one that is just a great picture/graphic....but also it so encompasses in visual exactly what the music SOUNDS LIKE!!!!

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None of the above.

It's Capuchin Swing.

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From this list, it was "Into Somethin'." My favorites, however, are probably "Judgment" and "One Step Beyond."

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No way I can vote on this one! If Cool Struttin' or Out to Lunch was there...

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I'm also a big fan of architecture, early 20th Century, mid-Century, modern - you name it. Had to vote for the Larry Young for that reason. One of my favorites. I even like the all-blue version from Spain!!!

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Mine was the lone vote for STEPPIN OUT. I like the social implications there.

Funniest is definitely GOOD GRACIOUS. Couldn't resist sticking that one in the list.

Love the photography of ROYAL FLUSH.

Great match of music and picture on INTO SOMETHING, SMOKESTACK and JUJU.

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Kenny Burrell - Blue lights

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Royal Flush (one of my firsy Blue Notes coincidentally)

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I chose "Smokestack" from the list, although my all time favorite is "Cool Struttin'."

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Royal Flush, by a big lead (of these choices), followed by Into Something. That Donald Byrd cover just oozes Blue Note vibe!

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Hi!

i voted for Into Somethin' from Larry Young but my favorite one is the cover for Spring´s Tony Williams.

simple, straight and damn beautiful ;)

peace!

Marcus Oliveira

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Hmm, looks like Larry Young, INTO SOMETHING is running away with it. Well why not; it's a great cover. :party::party:

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I like The Magnificent Thad Jones (BN 1527) and Benny Green's Back On Tne Scene. It's something about evoking the period.

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From this list it would have to be 'Smokestack' but my all-time faves would have to be:

- Sam Rivers 'Dimensions and Extensions' (way cool ..) and 'Contours'

- Johnny Coles 'Little Johnny C'

- Johnny Griffin 'The Congregation' (another Warhol - nuff said !)

- Horace Silver 'The Jody Grind' (check out Horace's chicks ! :excited: )

:rhappy:

Edited by sidewinder

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Funniest is definitely GOOD GRACIOUS. Couldn't resist sticking that one in the list.

Those were the days of the fatassa models :P:P:P

Otherwise, so many great covers - and imagine they were done by a guy who likes classical music using the photography of some german - now zat swings!

How about some sort of a "Blue Note Chappel"? (like the Rothko chappel) Sort of a cube where all walls are pasted with original LP jackets... not to meditate in, obviously...

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Good Gracious is definitely a classic. Great look on Lou's face. One thing's for sure, you'd never see that cover today. Another thing that surprised me about this cd is how good the music is. It's constantly rewarding.

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Actually, on further thought, I might have chosen Fuschia Swing Song, if it had been in the poll choices...

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I know it's not on the list, however I've always liked the cover to Dexter Gordon's "A Swingin' Affair". Often times jazz album covers seem to be so serious/pretentious. It's nice to see a simple picture of someone just kickin' back with a big smile on their face. Talk about loving one's work. Their are a number of Blue Note era Dexter covers that have a similiar theme.

Edited by Sundog

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