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MG-20679: We Free Kings / Roland Kirk

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20679A M1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20679B M1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60679 (stereo).

Inside The Groove

A genius Roland Kirk's first album on Mercury label.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This awesome album should be a basic “must-be” item for all Jazz listeners. You should not be a prisoner of “music genre” boundaries: He always play very spiritual, emotional but sincere, devoted himself into creating music. He always plays as he is.

Listen closely to A-1, A-4 or B-1 ... Roland Kirk plays from the bottom of his heart - very emotional and awesome. The remainings are also great.

The phrase “A great album” must be used for something like this album.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 21899 (PB4978) Three For The Festival (Roland Kirk) 3:05
A-2 21895 (PB4974) Moon Song (Johnston - Coslow) 4:17
A-3 21892 (PB4971) A Sack Full Of Soul (Roland Kirk) 4:35
A-4 21891 (PB4970) The Haunted Melody (Roland Kirk) 3:56
A-5 21889-3 (PB4968) Blues For Alice (Charlie Parker) 4:04
SIDE-B
B-1 21893 (PB4972) We Free Kings (Roland Kirk) 4:45
B-2 21900 (PB4979) You Did It, You Did It (Roland Kirk) 2:24
B-3 21896 (PB4975) Some Kind Of Love (Roland Kirk) 6:06
B-4 21890 (PB4969) My Delight (Roland Kirk) 4:26

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Recent CD reissue (Verve 314 826 455-2) has an alternate take of A-5.

On A-3, A-4, A-5, B-4:
Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, stritch, fl, siren), Richard Wyands (p), Art Davis (b), Charlie Persip (ds).
Recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, in August 16, 1961.

On A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, B-3:
Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, stritch, fl, siren), Hank Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Charlie Persip (ds).
Recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, in August 17, 1961.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, strich, fl, siren, etc.) :
  • Mercury MG-20679 / SR-60679 : We Free Kings
  • Mercury MG-20748 / SR-60748 : Domino
  • Mercury MG-20800 / SR-60800 : Reeds And Deeds
  • Mercury MG-20844 / SR-60844 : The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-20894 / SR-60894 : Kirk In Copenhagen
  • Mercury MG-20939 / SR-60939 : Gifts And Messages
  • Limelight LM-82008 / LS-86008 : I Talk With The Spirits
  • Limelight LM-82027 / LS-86027 : Rip, Rig And Panic
  • Limelight LM-82033 / LS-86033 : Slightly Latin
  • Mercury MG-20751 / SR-60751 : Big Band Bossa Nova / Quincy Jones
  • Mercury MG-20799 / SR-60799 : Plays Hip Hits / Quincy Jones
  • Mercury MG-20863 / SR-60863 : Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini / Quincy Jones
  • Limelight LM-82002 / LS-86002 : I/We Had A Ball / Various Artists
  • Smash MGS-27026 / SRS-67026 : Tubby's Back In Town / Tubby Hayes and the All-Stars
  • Smash MGS-27029 / SRS-67029 : Feel Real / Eddie Baccus



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20679 FRONT] [MG-20679 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20679 A] [MG-20679 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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