Sassy Soul Strut

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Sassy Soul Strut
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Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released 1973
Recorded April 17 & 18, 1973
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer George Butler
Lou Donaldson chronology
Sophisticated Lou
Sassy Soul Strut
Sweet Lou
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Sassy Soul Strut is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label featuring Donaldson with Thad Jones, Garnett Brown, Seldon Powell, Buddy Lucas, Paul Griffin, Horace Ott, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, John Tropea, Wilbur Bascomb, Bernard Purdie, Omar Clay, and Jack Jennings, with arrangements by George Butler.[2]

The album was awarded 2½ stars in an AllMusic review by Jason Ankeny who stated "Sassy Soul Strut quickly settles comfortably into a light, accessible mode too lively to dismiss as smooth jazz but too mellow to pass as anything else. Butler's arrangements haven't dated particularly well, but the record's too innocuous and good-natured to qualify as an outright failure. It's simply forgettable, nothing more and nothing less".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)" (Quincy Jones) - 7:00
  2. "Pillow Talk" (Michael Burton, Sylvia Robinson) - 4:52
  3. "Sassy Soul Strut" - 5:00
  4. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) - 2:32
  5. "City, Country, City" - 9:10
  6. "This Is Happiness" (Tadd Dameron) - 5:19
  7. "Inner Space" - 6:58
  • Recorded at Generation Sound Studios, NYC on April 17, 1973 (tracks 1, 6 & 7) and April 18, 1973 (tracks 2-5).



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 15, 2009.
  3. ^ Ankeny, J. AllMusic Review accessed December 15, 2009.
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