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Night Train [King Curtis]

  • 1. Fever
    2. Honky Tonk
    3. So Rare
    4. Tippin' In
    5. You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
    6. Tuxedo Junction
    7. Hucklebuck, The
    8. Lean Baby
    9. Harlem Nocturne
    10. Night Train
    11. Soft
    12. Free for All
    13. Easy Like
    14. Hot Saxes
    15. I'll Wait for You
    16. Party Time Twist, The
    17. Low Down
    18. Keep Movin'
    19. (Let's Do) The Hully Gully Twist
    20. Slow Motion
    21. Firefly
    22. Something Frantic
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 24153

  • Credits
    EngineerRudy VanGelder

    2 LPs on 1 CD: OLD GOLD (1961)/IT'S PARTY TIME WITH KING CURTIS (1962).
    Personnel: King Curtis (alto & tenor saxophones); Billy Butler, Eric Gale (guitar); Jack McDuff (organ); Bob Bushnell (bass); Ray Lucas (drums); Willie Rodriguez (bongoes, congas).
    Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 19, 1961. Includes original release liner notes by Dale Wright.
    Personnel: King Curtis (alto & tenor saxophones); Billy Butler (guitar); Sam "The Man" Taylor (tenor saxophone); Paul Griffin (piano); Ernie Hayes (organ); Jimmy Lewis (bass); Ray Lucas (drums).
    Recorded on July 11, 1961 & January 5, 1962. Includes original release liner notes by Tom Wilson.
    Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1995, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
    Personnel: King Curtis (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Eric Gale , Billy Butler (guitar); Sam "The Man" Taylor (tenor saxophone); Paul Griffin (piano); Jack McDuff, Ernie Hayes (organ); Ray Lucas (drums); Willie Rodriguez (congas, bongos).
    Liner Note Author: Tom Wilson .
    Recording information: Englewood Cliffs, NJ (07/11/1961-01/05/1962).
    Photographer: Don Schlitten.
    King Curtis, R&B's great tenor sax player, rides grooves like a cowboy does unruly steeds. Curtis blows ferociously but is always in control, unlike Junior Walker, whose sax seems to be cussing you out at times (which is Walker's charm). Accompanied by several noted jazz artists -- Jack McDuff (organ), Eric Gale (guitar), Willie Rodriguez (bongos, conga), and Ray Lucas (drums) -- Curtis serenades and balms on "Harlem Nocturne," bops-u-silly on "Honky Tonk," and boogies on "The Hucklebuck" and "(Let's Do) The Hully Gully Twist." But those are only a small part of the 22 tracks, all of which emphasize Curtis' patented groove and powerful exhortations. Engineer Rudy Van Gelder keeps the sound squeaky clean and the levels balanced. Excellent party or card game music. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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