Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* ‎– Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

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Recorded in 1958 and first released in January 1959, this album was originally self-titled, but was often renamed "Moanin'" on later issues due to the popularity of the opening track.

Tracklist

Moanin'
Are You Real
Along Came Betty
The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite
First Theme: Drum Thunder
Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
Blues March
Come Rain Or Come Shine

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4003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, BLP 4003 US 1958 Sell This Version
BST 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album) Blue Note BST 4003 US 1959 Sell This Version
4003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, BLP 4003 US 1959 Sell This Version
BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Blue Note BLP 4003 US 1962 Sell This Version
BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Mono, RP, NY ) Blue Note BLP 4003 US 1962 Sell This Version
4003, BST 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, RP, NY ) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, BST 4003 US 1962 Sell This Version
4003, BST 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, BST 4003 US 1966 Sell This Version
4003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Lib) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, BLP 4003 US 1966 Sell This Version
BLP-4003, BST 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE, Lib) Blue Note, Blue Note BLP-4003, BST 4003 US 1966 Sell This Version
CSJ-667 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE, Red) 中聲 CSJ-667 Taiwan 1968 Sell This Version
BST 84003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84003, BLP 4003 US 1970 Sell This Version
BST 84003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84003, BLP 4003 US 1971 Sell This Version
BLP 4003, BST-84003, BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note BLP 4003, BST-84003, BST 84003 US 1973 Sell This Version
BST 84003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84003, BLP 4003 US 1973 Sell This Version
BST 84003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84003, BLP 4003 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
BST-84003, BLP-4003, 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note BST-84003, BLP-4003, 84003 US 1975 Sell This Version
BST 84003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84003, BLP 4003 US 1975 Sell This Version
GXF 3002, BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXF 3002, BST 84003 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
LNJ-80071 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note LNJ-80071 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038 .98574S, 5C 038-98574 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note 5C 038 .98574S, 5C 038-98574 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
GXF 3002, ST-84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXF 3002, ST-84003 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
GXK 8044, BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXK 8044, BST 84003 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
BNS 40012, BST 84003 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BNS 40012, BST 84003 UK 1978 Sell This Version
R 09831 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Club) World Record Club R 09831 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BST-84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, Dlx, RE) Blue Note BST-84003 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST 84003 France 1983 Sell This Version
CP35-3090, BST-84003A B Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE, Bla) Blue Note, Blue Note CP35-3090, BST-84003A B Japan 1984 Sell This Version
BNJ 71011, BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BNJ 71011, BST 84003 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CP32-5233 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(CD, Album) Blue Note CP32-5233 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
068 746516 1 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note 068 746516 1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
7465161 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, RE, RM, DMM) Blue Note 7465161 France 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46516 2 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 46516 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
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B4J 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note B4J 84003 US 1987 Sell This Version
BLJ 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BLJ 84003 US 1987 Sell This Version
068 746516 1 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 068 746516 1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
4003, ST 84003, BST 84003, BN 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, ST 84003, BST 84003, BN 4003 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
TOCJ-4003, BNST-84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-4003, BNST-84003 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46516 2 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 46516 2 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
ST 46516 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note ST 46516 US 1997 Sell This Version
TOCJ-9003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Blue Note TOCJ-9003 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
0724 3 49549 9 2 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(CD, RE, RM, Dig) Blue Note 0724 3 49549 9 2 France 1998 Sell This Version
494458 9 2, 0724 3 494458 9 2 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Blue Note, Blue Note 494458 9 2, 0724 3 494458 9 2 France 1998 Sell This Version
495 3242 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RP, RVG) Blue Note 495 3242 US 1998 Sell This Version
4003, CDP 595324 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(CD, Album, RVG) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, CDP 595324 US 1999 Sell This Version
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BN LP-4003 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, TP) Classic Records BN LP-4003 US 2002 Sell This Version
TOJJ-6503 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Blue Note TOJJ-6503 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
S-056 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE) Star Pack S-056 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TOCJ-6403, BST-84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-6403, BST-84003 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
BN 4003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, Mono, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BN 4003, BLP 4003 US 2004 Sell This Version
50999 505377 2 3 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ope) EMI, Blue Note 50999 505377 2 3 France 2007 Sell This Version
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AP 84003, Blue Note 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Analogue Productions, Blue Note AP 84003, Blue Note 4003 US 2008 Sell This Version
AP-84003, 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 200) Analogue Productions, Blue Note AP-84003, 4003 US 2008 Sell This Version
BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note BST 84003 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
7243 4 95324 1 0 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Rei + CD, Pap) Blue Note 7243 4 95324 1 0 US 2008 Sell This Version
2711402300 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers / The Drum Thunder(CD, Album, Promo) Εταιρεία Γενικών Εκδόσεων Α.Ε. 2711402300 Greece 2009 Sell This Version
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BN-4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BN-4003 US 2009 Sell This Version
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771792 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) WaxTime 771792 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
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TYCJ-81005, ST-4003, BST-84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin'(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note TYCJ-81005, ST-4003, BST-84003 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
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37001 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37001 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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200902 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(2xLP, Album, Mono, RE) Green Corner 200902 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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Tuktuk1st

Tuktuk1st

May 17, 2019
referencing Moanin', LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 4003, ST 84003, BST 84003, BN 4003
What is the source for this? Tape or digital? a
cring41

cring41

April 21, 2019
referencing Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, LP, Album, RE, RM, 4003, B0023308-01, BST 4003
My pressing of this was better than the other 75th anniversary pressings I own. Well mastered, and not an overwhelming amount of surface noise, just the occasional click/pop. Got lucky.
hewins

hewins

March 13, 2019
referencing Moanin', LP, Album, RE, GXF 3002, ST-84003
Interestingly, my copy has absolutely no etched or stamped runouts on the vinyl itself.
funkynial

funkynial

November 28, 2018
referencing Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, LP, Album, RE, 180, DOL880HG

Sounds nice! Decent soundstage. full sound. Clean pressing and at a good price!
WorldRecordVinyl

WorldRecordVinyl

October 22, 2018
referencing Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, LP, Album, RE, RM, 4003, B0023308-01, BST 4003
I have to agree with the descriptions here.. This is terrible! Noise floor is like on a really worn old record though it is brand new. I have tried to clean it with ultrasound twice - but it has done VERY little improvement to the sound quality! Seems there´s no guideline when buying vinyl these days - randomly hit and miss... Only if you buy those very expensive copies from audiophile brands you can be fairly certain that the quality is acceptable. Oh well.. maybe it has to be the consequence when the record companies wants to press as many copies as possible in the shortest possible time?
Dogmas

Dogmas

October 20, 2018
referencing Moanin', LP, Album, Mono, 200, BN 4003, BLP 4003
One of the best things about Blue Note reissues is most likely the fact that detail maters to them. Artwork is perfectly recreated (even the jacket of the record is a 'tip on jacket' (paper affixed to cardboard). All of this is done to preserve and obtain authenticity. The sound is mono, the grooves are deep grooves, the groove guard is present again, the label is the original label's replica... So you get a brand new 200g pressing with full authenticity and the best sound quality possible. The Finest in Jazz... and ready for the finest possible listening pleasure. Though the album's title track 'Moanin' is the groups first hit ever, the true reason for buying this record (we do not imply by saying this that the other tracks are of a lesser quality) according to me is 'The Drum Thunder Miniature Suite'... This track really honors Art's incredible abilities on the rhythm section. He succeeds once more to add melody to the rhythm section, to make it a lead instrument and to make the drums 'sing'. The track takes your speakers bouncing through the room if the track is played with the volume pumped up severely. Funky, magical, energetic, dynamic, diverse, playful and close to original African beats sometimes in effect (it puts you ina trance), the three piece suite is over before you realize... Enjoy it to the maximum and note that I personally think the mono version beats the RVG (Rudy Van Gelder) CD version by far !!!
anthonylukefoto

anthonylukefoto

October 13, 2018
referencing Moanin', LP, Album, RE, BST 84003, BLP 4003

Fantastic sounding record! Great dynamics and crystal clear mids and highs. Best value for this record hands down. The newer analogue high quality reissues are very expensive ( Analogue Productions etc) as are the first pressings. This one is obviously AAA and sounds very close to the original pressings. Plus I find 45RPM records to be a pain. I prefer to enjoy the album as it was intended to be listened to and get into the groove with the musicians rather than flip a record every one or two tracks.
GypsyRecords

GypsyRecords

September 12, 2018
referencing Moanin', LP, Album, RE, 5C 038 .98574S, 5C 038-98574

With so many mediocre (or worse) Blue Note-reissues on the market, this one is, in my opinion, certainly one of the better, low-priced options!
Afferbeck

Afferbeck

July 12, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, LP, Album, RE, RM, 4003, B0023308-01, BST 4003
Mine arrived covered in smudges, streaks, and fingerprints straight out of the shrink. Terrible. It's rare to see records in a charity shop as filthy as this. I bought mine from Amazon so I didn't know which exact version I was getting. Shame it had to be this one.
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

February 13, 2018
referencing Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, LP, Album, RE, RM, 4003, B0023308-01, BST 4003

I have to agree below. It really does sound terrible. Brand new out of the sealing and it sounds like VG-. Really underwhelming pressing. Aside from excess noise, the music comes through clearly, but it sounds like the record is 50 years old (in a bad way) when it's brand new.