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Lou Donaldson
Hot Dog

Blue Note

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A wildly erratic slice of funky soul-jazz in keeping with Lou Donaldson's late-'60s commercial accessibility, Hot Dog isn't a total washout, but it's just as hit-and-miss as many of Donaldson's albums from the era (even if you are a fan of the style). Also featuring guitarist Melvin Sparks, organist Charles Earland, and trumpeter Ed Williams, the ensemble really catches fire on "Turtle Walk," a Donaldson original where the groove sounds natural and helps push the soloists. The Donaldson-penned title cut also gets pretty funky, though the underlying vamp is a little insubstantial to stretch out over ten minutes. The Tommy Turrentine ballad "Bonnie" returns Donaldson to the sweet, romantic territory he's mined so well over the years. - Rough Trade

Label: Blue Note – BLP 4318
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold, Scorpio
Country: US
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk