Cannonball Adderley - The Black Messiah
Jazz
Label: Capitol Records ‎– SWBO-846
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Date of released: 1974
Category: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Free Improvisation
Genre: Jazz
Musician: Cannonball Adderley
Album's name: "The Black Messiah"
ZIP archive size: 1294

Cannonball Adderley - The Black Messiah


Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Rick Holmes Introduction
Narrator – Rick Holmes
0:50
A2 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet The Black Messiah
Written-By – George Duke
16:12
A3 Cannonball Adderley Monologue
Narrator – Cannonball Adderley
2:20
A4 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts Little Benny Hen
Vocals – Mike DeasyWritten-By – Mike Deasy
4:15
B1 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts Zanek
Written-By – Mike Deasy
5:07
B2 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Dr. Honouris Cousa
Written-By – Joe Zawinul
14:48
C1 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Buck Clark* The Chocolate Nuisance
Written-By – N. Adderley, Sr.*, R. McCurdy*
8:22
C2 Airto Moreira, Walter Booker, Ernie Watts Untitled
Written-By, Vocals – Airto Moreira
6:21
C3 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet The Steam Drill
Written-By – Julian Adderley*
8:42
D1 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Ernie Watts, Mike Deasy Eye Of The Cosmos
Written-By – Ernie Watts
4:51
D2 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts, Alvin Battiste* Episode From The Music Came
Written-By – Alvin Batiste
2:39
D3 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts, Alvin Battiste* Heritage
Vocals – Nat AdderleyWritten-By – Duke Ellington
4:43
D4 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts, Buck Clark*, Alvin Battiste*, Walter Booker Circumference
Written-By – George Duke
3:18
D5 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts, Alvin Battiste*, Walter Booker Pretty Paul
Written-By – Julian Adderley*
2:48
D6 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Mike Deasy, Ernie Watts, Buck Clark*, Alvin Battiste*, Walter Booker The Scene
Written-By – J. Zawinul*, N. Adderley, Sr.*
2:16

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Capricorn Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
  • Produced For – Heavy Axe Inc.
  • Produced For – Junat Productions
  • Published By – Jazzstronauts Music
  • Published By – McCurdy Music
  • Published By – Mycenae Music Publishing Co.
  • Published By – Tempo Music Inc.
  • Published By – Upam Music Company
  • Published By – Zawinul Music
  • Recorded At – The Troubadour

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley
  • Art Direction [Art Director] – John Hoernle
  • Bass [Double Bass] – Walter Booker
  • Clarinet – Alvin Battiste* (tracks: D2 to D6)
  • Congas [African Drums] – Buck Clark* (tracks: C1, D4, D6)
  • Cornet – Nat Adderley
  • Design – Roy Kohara
  • Drums – Roy McCurdy
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Gene Hicks
  • Executive-Producer [For Capitol Records] – Al Coury
  • Flute – Ernie Watts (tracks: C2)
  • Guitar – Mike Deasy (tracks: A4, B1, C1, D1 to D6)
  • Percussion – Airto Moreira
  • Photography By – James Lewis , Zlozower*, Gray*
  • Piano [Electric Piano] – George Duke
  • Producer [For Heavy Axe] – David Axelrod
  • Producer [For Junat Prods.] – Cannonball Adderley
  • Tenor Saxophone – Ernie Watts (tracks: A4, B1, D1 to D6)

Notes

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Cannonball Adderley (Alto & Soprano Saxophone)
Nat Adderley (Cornet)
Roy McCurdy (Drums)
Walter Booker (Bass)
George Duke (Piano)

Airto Moreira (Percussion) participates with the Quintet on all selections.
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Airto Moreira appears through the courtesy of Buddah Records*.
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Tempo Music, Inc. is blocked by Discocs, as an invalid publisher not to
use, so I've used "Tempo Music Inc." instead, as the publishing company
credit replacer for that, on this edition, credited publisher.
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Recorded live at The Troubadour, Hollywood in 1971.
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Gatefold cover, red target labels
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Auto-coupled LP sides
LP 1: Side 1 & Side 4
LP 2: Side 2 & Side 3
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[On inner Capricorn decorated paper sleeves:]
CAPRICORN RECORDS ®
535 COTTON AVENUE ⁕ MACON, GEORGIA 31208

©1974–CAPRICORN RECORDS INC.–PRINTED IN U.S.A.
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[On the labels:]
Mfd by Capitol Records, Inc.. A subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc.. U.S.A.
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[On the backside of the cover:]
Capitol Industries, Inc., factories:
Los Angeles, California
Jacksonville, Illinois
Winchester, Virginia

This record is engineered & manufactured in accordance with standards
developed by The Recording Industry Association of America, Inc..
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): SWBO-1-846-J2 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): SWBO-2-846-J2 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): SWBO-3-846-J2 #2 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): SWBO-4-846-J2 ─◁
  • Rights Society (Track A2, D3, D4): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Track A4 to D2, D5, D6): BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SWBO-846 Cannonball Adderley The Black Messiah ‎(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records SWBO-846 US 1971
N 9518 Cannonball Adderley The Black Messiah Part I ‎(LP, Album) Number One Records N 9518 South Africa Unknown
RGM-0247 Cannonball Adderley The Black Messiah ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Real Gone Music RGM-0247 US 2014
SWBO-846 Cannonball Adderley The Black Messiah ‎(2xLP, Album, MP) Capitol Records SWBO-846 US 1971
SWBO-846 Cannonball Adderley El Mesías Negro ‎(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records SWBO-846 Argentina 1972

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