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Your Favorite Not-Originally Issued Blue Note

I know this is not an exhaustive list, but vote for your favorite not-issued-at-the-time Blue Note   35 members have voted

  1. 1. I know this is not an exhaustive list, but vote for your favorite not-issued-at-the-time Blue Note

    • Tina Brooks, Minor Move
      5
    • Dexter Gordon, Clubhouse
      1
    • Jackie McLean, Tippin' The Scales
      0
    • Hank Mobley, Curtain Call
      1
    • Hank Mobley, Thinking of Home
      4
    • Lee Morgan, The Procrastinator
      12
    • Horace Parlan, Back From The Gig
      2
    • Stanley Turrentine, Jubilee Shout
      0
    • Stanley Turrentine, In Memory Of
      1
    • Stanley Turrentine, Mr. Natural
      1

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Having just finished listening to it, I am leaning toward Clubhouse. Can't for the life of me figure out why Alfred and Frank decided not to put it out.

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I voted for "The Procrastinator" out of those listed above - what an *incredible* fairly progressive album, with an incredible line-up. One of Lee Morgan's very best, easily in his top-5 (in my book), maybe even my #1 favorite Lee Morgan album, sometimes.

But, maybe my all-time favorite "not originally released at the time" Blue Note, would have to be... (drum roll, please.....)

"Mother Ship"!!!!

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I am partial to Grant Green's Matador also, which wasn't released in the U.S. until 1990 (1979 in Japan).

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I knew there were some good ones I was blanking on!

The software only allows ten choices anyway ...

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not heard all of these but of the ones i have Hank Mobley's Thinking of Home gets my vote. love the first tune on it and like hank with woody shaw up front.

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Home Is Africa, Baby!

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Must recognize I haven´t heard some of those pearls: I promise I won´t "procrastinate" picking them... so I vote for "Procrastinator"

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I am partial to Grant Green's Matador also, which wasn't released in the U.S. until 1990 (1979 in Japan).

My choice is Grant Green as well... but a different album- NIGERIA (the Green/Clark session with Blakey).

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With Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter? Procrastinator is an easy choice for me. Thankfully, Shorter’s ETC, Tina Brooks’ Back To the Tracks and Blakey’s Roots & Herbs (among others) aren’t on the ballot.

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How about Andrew Hill's "Tomorrow is Now!!"??

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Uh... its a pretty short list... with a bit of a Stanlius Manlius bias maybe?

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Since I skipped so many important dates, like the Grant Green/Sonny Clark or the dates that came out in the Lost Sessions batch, maybe the next step is a second or third poll followed by a play-off?

I have a feeling that Procrastinator will win regardless.

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How's 'bout Dizzy Reece Comin' On?

Okay, okay, The Procrastinator is better, but Reece is worthy of a sympathy vote.

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I'll be damned if I can choose between the Morgan and the Brooks; two of my favorites. I love the Procrastinator, but damn....

Maybe I can make up my mind later.

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Wayne Shorter's "The Soothsayer" has always been my favorite and Grant Green's "Solid" not very far behind that.

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Minor Move for me but Procrastinator is a great idea. Too bad Alfred "procrastinated" at the time.

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It has to be MINOR MOVE. I can still remember the thrill when I got home with my Japanese lp and played it ffor the first time.

Edited by JohnS

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Oddly enough, I'm not sure I ever knew (at least until now) that "Solid" didn't come out around the time it was recorded. (Or maybe I knew at one time, but then promptly forgot it.)

"Solid" is such an *incredible* album, how could it have not come out at the time?????!!!!!!!!! Joe Henderson and James Spaulding - what an *incredible* front line!!!!

And so, then, is this cover...

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one of those by Patrick Roques?? I don't have my "Solid" CD handy (buried in a box somewhere), or I'd check myself. (AMG doesn't list Partrick in the credits for "Solid", but not all of his efforts have been included in every AGM entry, where they could/should be.)

Edited by Rooster_Ties

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If I can add a favorite that's not on the list:

Curtis Fuller: Two Bones w. Slide Hampton, Sonny Clark, George Tucker, and Al Harewood.

Of those listed, I voted for Hank's Thinking of Home.

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"Solid" has to be in this poll! We can't leave that date off. If I had to choose only two of Mobley's, it would certainly never be "Curtain Call" & "Thinking Of Home". It would be "Poppin'" & "Another Workout". I actually consider Mobley's "Curtain Call" to be pretty weak. Also, in my opinion, Mobley's playing on Sonny Clark's "My Conception" is miles ahead of any of the aforementioned dates. :)

Poor Leo Parker... he really doesn't get the credit he deserves. His "Rolling With Leo" could have been a Blue Note classic if only he didn't pass away, preventing Lion from releasing it to the acclaim it deserved.

Later,

Kevin

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I've never heard either of the Leo Parker BN's, and sadly - they're a bitch to find, no???

Actually, if both of Leo's albums (on BN) would fit on one CDR, they might make a good Album of the Week - perhaps??

If someone who's actually heard these albums before thinks this is a good idea, post it to my "logistically challenging AOTW suggestions" thread that's in today's active topics.

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