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20 November 2014

Alabamy Bound

Album: Album: Genius Hits the Road, ABC/Paramount 335, July 1960.

Recorded at the Capitol Studios in New York on 29 March 1960.

John Hunt, Marcus Belgrave, Martin Banks - trumpet; David Newman - tenor saxophone, Hank Crawford - alto saxophone, Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone; Milt Turner - drums; Edgar Willis - bass.

The liner notes stated that the song was arranged by Ralph Burns. In reality, the tune was probably charted by Al Cohn.

(First track):

From 1961 to 1963 the tune was longlisted in concert souvenir programs as one of the tunes that potentially could be at played every gig. Unfortunately, no live recordings from this period have surfaced.

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