Rough House Blues

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Rough House Blues
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Studio album by
Released 1965
Recorded December 1964
Genre Jazz
Label Cadet
Producer Esmond Edwards
Lou Donaldson chronology
Cole Slaw
Rough House Blues
Musty Rusty
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rough House Blues is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Cadet label in 1964 and performed Donaldson with Dave Burns, Ernie Royal, Phil Woods, Bob Ashton, Danny Bank, Lloyd Mayers Jr., Richard Davis, and Grady Tate, conducted and arranged by Oliver Nelson.[2]

The album was awarded 3 stars in an Allmusic review by Ron Wynn who calls it Donaldson's "Best and most ambitious of mid-60s Argo albums".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "Tippin' In" (Bobby Smith, Marty Symes) - 4:50
  2. "L.D. Blues" - 3:10
  3. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 4:25
  4. "Ignant Oil" - 4:50
  5. "Rough House Blues" - 6:30
  6. "Back Talk" - 4:01
  7. "Huffin' 'N' Puffin'" - 5:30
  • Recorded in NYC December, 1964.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 10, 2009.
  3. ^ Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed December 10, 2009.
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