Kenny Burrell With Stanley Turrentine / Major Holley Jr* / Bill English / Ray BarrettoMidnight Blue

Label:Blue Note – BST 84123, Blue Note – 84132, Blue Note – ST-84123
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1Chitlins Con Carne
Written-ByMajor Holley Jr.*
A3Soul Lament
A4Midnight Blue
B1Wavy Gravy
B2Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Written-ByRazaf*, Redman*
B3Saturday Night Blues

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* Originally recorded on January 8, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs NJ.
* Is 1st stereo pressing. "New York, USA" on both sides of label.
* Catalog numbers:
BST 84123 on the labels
84123 on the front cover and spine
ST-84123 on the back cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): BNST 84123-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BNST 84123-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): BNST-84123-A STEREO VAN GELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): BNST-84123-B STEREO VAN GELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides' runouts, etched): ["Ear" logo]

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Midnight Blue (LP, Album, Mono, Deep groove)Blue NoteBLP 4123US1963
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Midnight Blue (LP, Album, Mono, No DG)Blue NoteBLP 4123US1963
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Midnight Blue (LP, Album, Mono, DG side 1)Blue NoteBLP 4123US1963
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Midnight Blue (LP, Album, Mono, DG side B)Blue NoteBLP 4123US1963
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Midnight Blue (4-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo)Liberty Stereo-Tape, Liberty Stereo-Tape681, LTR-4681US1963



  • Dramned's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    That's one of the best sounding records in my collection! It beats most modern so-called audiophile releases by far! It's unbelievable what RVG has conjured up here! I'm lucky to own a near mint first pressing of this jazz gem - feels like sitting in Rudy's studio! So much space and air around every performer and a great spatial depth. Every instrument is very present.
    Also the music is outstanding, bluesy and soulful. Music for the late night listening.
    With no doubt, this is one of the best jazz recordings ever, not only in the BN catalog.
    • digsydining's avatar
      It's the reason why I sold that crappy copy of 75th anniversary issue. I am dang happy with my ORG. copy. This is it!
      • tvfats's avatar
        Edited 2 years ago
        A good as it gets for "Heart and Soul" straight forward jazz...Kenny Burrell makes the guitar come alive and he is backed by the best...Major Holley Jr. on bass, Ray Barretto on the congas, and Bill English working the skins...And a key ingredient to the whole LP is tenor sax player Stanley Turrentine...Oh my, this is a treasure trove of musical joy...From track one to the final note you will be enthralled by the talent of this group...FIVE of the SEVEN tracks are original tunes penned by Burrell..."Wavy Gravy" and "Chitlins Con Carne" and super nice...Jazz critic and writer Leonard Feather penned the liner notes...So put it on the TT, turn down the lights, and enjoy the BEST of Blue Note jazz...It sounds as fresh and real as that January 8th day back in 1963...


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