50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May

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Time for 50th anniversaries of Blue Note recordings from May 1970 (logically enough!): Lonnie Smith's Live at Club Mozambique; Donald Byrd's Electric Byrd; Joe Williams' Worth Waiting For and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra (Consummation). Then there's some 21st century music (Jane Ira Bloom, Andy Hunter, Tony Kofi and Brian Bromberg), as well as previously unreleased Eddie "Lockjaw" DavisJohnny Griffin live at Seattle's Penthouse Club from 1962 and BN-22 (the original 78) with Meade Lux Lewis tickling the ivories. Enjoy the show.


  • Jane Ira Bloom "Rhyme or Rhythm" from Early Americans (Outline) 00:00
  • Andy Hunter "Ampersand Band" from Think Like a Mountain (River) 03:27
  • Tony Kofi "Full House" from Point Blank (Last Music) 07:23
  • Brian Bromberg "Full Circle" from Full Circle (Artistry Music) 12:49
  • Johnny Griffin, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis "Tickle Toe" from OW! (Real To Real) 21:51
  • Lonnie Smith "Love Bowl" from Live at Club Mozambique (Blue Note) 28:54
  • Lonnie Smith "I Can't Stand It" from Live at Club Mozambique (Blue Note) 39:12
  • Lonnie Smith "Play It Back" from Live at Club Mozambique (Blue Note) 47:32
  • Donald Byrd "Estavanico" from Electric Byrd (Blue Note) 58:10
  • Donald Byrd "The Dude" from Electric Byrd (Blue Note) 1:09:59
  • Meade Lux Lewis "Rising Tide Blues" from 78rpm single (Blue Note) 1:18:25
  • Meade Lux Lewis "Tell Your Story No. 2" from 78 rpm single (Blue Note) 1:22:28
  • Joe Williams "You Send Me" from Worth Waiting For (Blue Note) 1:26:38
  • Joe Williams "Baby" from Worth Waiting For (Blue Note) 1:30:06
  • Joe Williams "Here's That Rainy Day" from Worth Waiting For (Blue Note) 1:34:51
  • Thad Jones—Mel Lewis Orchestra "Ahunk Ahunk" from Consummation (Blue Note) 1:38:26
  • Thad Jones—Mel Lewis Orchestra "Us" from Consummation (Blue Note) 1:46:46
  • Thad Jones—Mel Lewis Orchestra "A Child Is Born" from Consummation (Blue Note) 1:50:49

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