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John Patton Corner

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Hey, since J.O.S got his own corner....got to see my man Patton on the board! Rule number one at John Patton Corner...

1. Get Lou Donaldons' "The Natural Soul." :D

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After that, grab some Boogaloo and then comes... UNDERSTANDING!!!

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Let 'em Roll! Has been and probably always will be my favorite Patton album. Great playing, lots of fun!

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Ah, Soul Stream, it seems you love Big John's music as much as I do. I happen to like some of his lesser known stuff like "That Certain Feeling" and "Memphis to NY Spirit." Patton and Blood Ulmer were made for each other. And Grant Green too!

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Anyone here have that obscure Nilva label date that Patton is on with Grachan Moncur III? I've been looking for that one forever. The name escapes me at the moment.

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OoooooOOooOO yeah baby! Burn me one! Let's see what I can trade...

I have that Shirley Scott record on Strata East that's bad as all getout...

I also have a sweet Billy Preston record where he's playing organ and piano and doing all gospel tunes. Amazing organ work on that one.

I've got lots of vinyl. Ask me about something...

Oo, just remembered one. Gene Ludwig on Mainstream. With Jerry Byrd on guitar. Bad shit! :)

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1.  Get Lou Donaldons' "The Natural Soul." :D

I just got Natural Soul last week, and damn is this a great cd. any John Patton with Grant green is smokin' in my book.

Right now, my favorite JP is Along Came John. this ones gets a lot of play with me, usually on repeat.

PS Love the new forum.

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Is there a discography of Patton anywhere? If not we should compile one!

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I've got the Nilva date on lp purchased when first released. Patton and Moncur are great.

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I've actually got a Patton discography. I'll post it when I dig it up and have a few minutes.... :D

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The only Patton I have at this point is Accent On The Blues. This will be a very useful thread for me.

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Okay, you talked me into it. I'm closing my office door and turning up "Memphis to New York Spirit." B)

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I would like to take this opportunity to repent. On previous BB (I forget where ;) ) I once called ACCENT ON THE BLUES " a stinker."

I had sampled it in a store and was less than impressed. You have to admit that the band is not too tight on the head of the opening track. Which is about all I sampled. Later, however, even on that song, things heat up and the groove takes over and well... you've heard the disc.

Anyway, I publicly renounce my previous statement and beg your forgiveness for my slander against this disc.

My favorite Patton (and I may stand alone) is BLUE JOHN. It was my first John Patton and my first exposure to Braith. Tommy T has some great moments on this one too. Maybe I'll tire of the Braith someday but for now this one's my pick.

I'm realy looking forward to THAT CERTAIN FEELING which I've never heard.

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Another thumbs up for Soul Connection. The version of The Coaster is great. Besides Big John and Grachan, Melvin Sparks is playing some nice stuff. Does anyone know anything about Grant Reed the tenor player on this date? He is new to me.

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The funny thing about John Patton is everyone seems to have a different favourite... or is it just my imagination.

(Hello Dan! That feature that tells you who else is viewing a thread is creeping me out! Whoa - now you've gone!)

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I honestly still haven't been turned on listening to Memphis to New York spirit. I'm sure it'll grab me one day and I'll say "Whoa! Why didn't I hear this before?" I keep trying.

That's what happened with Understanding. I think I went in with preconceptions of what it was going to sound like and it took awhile for those preconceptions to fall away and to just listen to the music for what it is.

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Big John Patton, Grant Green, & Ben Dixon: the Holy Trinity of Greeeaze!!!!

I really dig OH BABY!!! :excited:

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I may have mentioned this back on the old BNBB, but....OH, BABY! was one of Big John's 2 favorites of his own records. The other being ALONG CAME JOHN. :D

For me, OH BABY and THE WAY I FEEL represent a very nice departure from the usual organ session. Man, those HORNS!

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Been listening to more of Big John lately. :tup:tup

Are his two DIW releases recommended? A store near me has them as imports and if they are anything like his BN Rare Groove releases, I might pull the trigger for one or both of them.

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Yes, those are two very worthy sessions that show what Patton was all about in his last years. Great bands and some terriffic compositions, especially on "This One's For JA." "Minor Swing" is basically mined from his old Blue Notes as far as songs go...."The Way I Feel" "Along Came John" "Minor Swing", ect....but still a great CD!!!

By all means pick these up!!! :tup:)

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You WOULD have to say that, Soul Stream...I just passed on MINOR SWING at a used store yesterday...unfortunately one about 40 miles from home, I was passing through coming back from (to coin a Carmell Jones kind of phrase) business meetin'. Damn.

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You WOULD have to say that, Soul Stream...I just passed on MINOR SWING at a used store yesterday...unfortunately one about 40 miles from home, I was passing through coming back from (to coin a Carmell Jones kind of phrase) business meetin'. Damn.

Sorry Dr. J.!!!! Bad timing I guess. However, don't feel too bad. Minor Swing is the least favorite of the two. But it is still a good one. ;):D

You might have to make a "business" trip soon!!!!

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This is another one that I've seen around and wondered about (Minor Swing).

How does John Zorn work out on this one? That's what has me wondering.

I like a lot of Zorn's sides (like Big Gundown) but have had difficulty imagining him w/an organ band.

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Zorn can play. His Zorn-ness can't help but come through, which is the way it should be, but the cat is not out of place in this setting AT ALL.

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