Lou Donaldson Mr. Shing-A-Ling 180g LP
All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Analog Tape!
Produced By Music Matters' Joe Harley!
Pressed at RTI!
Mr. Shing-A-Ling, has long been considered the best of Lou Donaldson’s funk/soul
albums from the late-60s, & includes a who’s who of great soul jazz players
including Blue Mitchell, Jimmy "Fats" Ponder & Leo Smith.
Donaldson’s funky version of "Ode to Billie Joe" is the most sampled track in
Blue Note history. Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered from the original
master tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues.
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: "Tone Poet" Joe Harley—co-founder and
co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series—is the
producer of this new series of all-analog,
mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe
gatefold packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl
was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were
handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era
standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every
conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP
mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm
audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue
Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that
you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
The so-called Tone Poet (Joe Harley) is confident that his audiophile reissues
will allow 21st-century listeners to hear what the musicians heard as the master
tape was played back on the studio monitors in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio 50 or 60
years ago. He believes that, in terms of quality, Blue Note albums have never
sounded or looked better. "Every aspect of these Blue Note releases is done
to the highest possible standard," he says. "It means that you will never
find a superior version."
• All Analog 180g Vinyl
• Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Mastered From Original Master Tape
• Reissue supervised by Joe Harley
• Pressed at RTI
• Single pocket jacket
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Jimmy "Fats" Ponder, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Leo Morris, drums
1. Ode To Billie Joe
2. The Humpback
3. The Shadow Of Your Smile
2. The Kid