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Albums named after a song that does not appear on the album

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Five examples to get started. In each of these examples, the artist did record the song elsewhere, as a leader or sideman.

Sonny Rollins: What’s New

Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention: Absolutely Free

Grant Green: Grant’s First Stand

Butch Warren: Butch’s Blues

Buddy DeFranco: Sweet And Lovely

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Elvis Costello: Almost Blue

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There's a record I can't remember where the self-penned title track was recorded but not used on the album - I'll try to remember which that was, maybe not even jazz - so my tweak on this question is, any albums where the title track was recorded at the sessions but not used?

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Hard to think of, except by accident.

Mark Whitfield's 'True blue' doesn't contain the tune 'True blue' (though Tina Brooks' album of the same name does :))

Nor does Hank Crawford's 'True blue'.

MG

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Gil Scott Heron- Winter In America. The song of that title appears on the album The First Minute of a New Day.

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Ah yes! And 'Beginings (first minute of a new day)' appears on 'From South Africa to South Carolina'.

MG

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Lou Donaldson Lush Life.

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Lou Donaldson Lush Life.

It is an interesting question as to why Blue Note decided to change the name of that album (Sweet Slumber) to Lush Life.

Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter. The song "Blues Pour Flirter" was released separate from the album.

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Lou Donaldson Lush Life.

It is an interesting question as to why Blue Note decided to change the name of that album (Sweet Slumber) to Lush Life.

Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter. The song "Blues Pour Flirter" was released separate from the album.

Lush Life was the title assigned to the "unissued" album. When the session was finally released in Japan it was called Sweet Slumber. Later Cuscuna discovered a number of cover designs for unissued sessions and released them in the US - Lush Life was one of these.

One more title on topic is Dizzy Reece Star Bright, though the spelling is different.

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Interesting. Thanks, Chuck.

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John Coltrane:

Blue Train

Lush Life

The Believer

Black Pearls

Stardust

Bahia

Tanganyika Strut (w/Wilbur Harden)

Giant Steps

My Favorite Things

Olé

Impressions

Ascension

Kulu Sé Mama

Expression

Sun Ship

Om

Stellar Regions

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some old favourites!

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We may have to deduct a few marks here for your interpretation of the question....

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Yeah ... hadn't read the title ... too late now :blush:


So make this the post in a thread that appears in a thread that it doesn't appear in .... or some such :)

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I'm not aware of a song titled "Softly As A Summer Breeze".

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Yeah ... hadn't read the title ... too late now :blush:

So make this the post in a thread that appears in a thread that it doesn't appear in .... or some such :)

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Edited by uli

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Miles Davis, Big Fun. "Big Fun" was released as a single and was also a preliminary name for one of the songs the live band frequently played during that era.

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We may have to deduct a few marks here for your interpretation of the question....

Yeah, I wondered about that, too :D

MG

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I'm not aware of a song titled "Softly As A Summer Breeze".

It sounds like a song title. I thought it might be a sequel to Softly As In A Morning Sunrise.

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Yeah ... hadn't read the title ... too late now :blush:

So make this the post in a thread that appears in a thread that it doesn't appear in .... or some such :)

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Well no, that's on the LP :w:shrug[1]::rofl:

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Yeah ... hadn't read the title ... too late now :blush:

So make this the post in a thread that appears in a thread that it doesn't appear in .... or some such :)

Johnny-Griffin-Call-It-Whachawan-585117.

Well no, that's on the LP :w:shrug[1]::rofl:

I think it's a comment, not a contribution to our knowledge :g

MG

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Well, I know ;) - besides, that's a good LP!

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I was extremely annoyed that Pi issued a CD titled "Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City" by the Art Ensemble of Chicago. It's bad enough that that CD doesn't include the title work - someone at Pi told me that they didn't know about the existence of the great Jarman / Delmark performance of the poem "Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City" (Nessa's second recording for Delmark). What was worse about Pi's blunder is that, just a couple years later, Roscoe Mitchell's beautiful orchestra-+-baritone setting of Jarman's poem - the real thing - appeared on the Abrams-Mitchell CD "Spectrum" (Mutable Music). Anybody confused yet?

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