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David "Fathead" Newman (Sax): The Weapon/At Home and Abroad

Track List

>Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong
>You Can't Always Get What You Want
>Yes We Can Can
>Happy Times
>Drown in My Own Tears
>Freedom for the Stallion
>Love Is Here to Stay
>Ain't Misbehavin'
>Cognac Blues
>Blue and Sentimental
>Blues Chante
>When It's Sleepy Time Down South
>Just Blues (One More Blues)
>Lullaby in Rhythm
>Groovin' the Nursery Rhymes
>Mrs. Diz
>Cocktails for Two
>This Is Happiness

Album Notes

Full performer name: David "Fathead" Newman/Dizzy Gillespie.

2 LPs on 1 CD: David "Fathead" Newman: THE WEAPON (1973)/Dizzy Gillespie: AT HOME AND ABROAD (1957).

Includes liner notes by Gary Kramer.


Personnel includes: David "Fathead" Newman (alto & tenor saxophones, flute); Frank Wess (alto saxophone); Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Daniel Orlock (trumpet, cornet); Wilmer Wise, Joe Wilder, Ernie Royal (trumpet); Paul Ingraham (French horn); Robert Moore (trombone); Jon Dorn (tuba); Dr. John (piano, organ); Richard Tee (organ); David Spinozza, Cornell Dupree (guitar); Chuck Rainey (bass); Jimmy Johnson, Charles Collins, Bernard Purdie (drums); Ralph McDonald (percussion).

The Sweet Inspirations: Myrna Smith, Jeanette Brown, Sylvia Shemwell, Judy Clay (background vocals).

Producer: Joel Dorn.

Originally released on Atlantic (1638).


Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (vocals, trumpet); Joe Carroll (vocals); Bill Graham (baritone saxophone); Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano); Percy Heath (bass); Al Jones (drums).

Recorded in New York, New York. Originally released on Atlantic (1257).

Personnel: David "Fathead" Newman (flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Cornell Dupree, David Spinozza (guitar); Frank Wess (alto saxophone, horns); Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Daniel Orlock (trumpet, cornet); Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Wilmer Wise (trumpet); Paul Ingraham (French horn); Robert Moore (trombone); Jonathan Dorn (tuba, brass); Dr. John (piano, organ); Richard Tee (organ); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Charles Collins (drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion); Myrna Smith, Jeanette Brown, Judy Clay, Sylvia Shemwell (background vocals).

Liner Note Author: Gary Kramer.

In 1999, Collectables released The Weapon/At Home and Abroad, which contained two complete albums -- The Weapon by David "Fathead" Newman (1973, originally released on Atlantic) and At Home and Abroad by Dizzy Gillespie (1957, originally released on Atlantic) -- on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier


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