The Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol Years

The Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol Years

by Cannonball Adderley


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Thanks to its ownership of some of Cannonball Adderley's Riverside recordings, Capitol was able to stretch the definition of Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol Years a bit in this hits collection. Beginning with a pair of live Riverside tracks from Adderley's short-lived sextet with Yusef Lateef ("Work Song," "Jive Samba"), the CD enters the Capitol years proper with the surprisingly effective treatment of "Fiddler on the Roof," continues with three hits centered around Joe Zawinul's soul/gospel electric piano ("Mercy Mercy Mercy," "Why Am I Treated So Bad?," and "Walk Tall"), the tension-wracked "74 Miles Away," and the relaxed "Country Preacher." There are missing ingredients, like the orchestral recordings, the excursions into electric music in the early '70s. Yet from the evidence of this strong lineup -- almost all of it recorded live, and often prefaced by Adderley's ingratiating spoken intros -- it would be very hard to argue (as some have) that his Capitol period was one long commercial sellout.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/1991
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0077779548224
catalogNumber: 95482
Rank: 36427

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Charles Lloyd   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Booker   Bass
Yusef Lateef   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Zawinul   Piano
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Roy McCordy   Drums

Technical Credits

David Axelrod   Producer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Delroy Hines   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Winston Rodney   Composer
Rupert Willington   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Rein   Composer
Marrow   Composer

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