Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s ‘Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real’

Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s ‘Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real’ is his final album recorded on July 18, 1977 with a string section and orchestra and released the same year by Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.Boogie Woogie String Along For Real (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) – 08:52 . 2.I Loves You, Porgy (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 01:51 . 3.Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (Traditional) – 07:14 . 4.Hey Babebips (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) – 05:10 . 5.In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) – 06:15 . 6.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 01:40 . 7.Dorthaan’S Walk (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) – 07:08 . 8.Watergate Blues (Percy Heath) – 06:35

Musicians : Roland Kirk – Tenor Saxophone, Harmonica, Electric Kalimba, Clarinet, Flute, Vocals . Steve Turre – Trombone On (1 – 4 – 7 – 8) . Hilton Ruiz – Keyboards On (4 – 7 – 8) . Phil Bowler – Bass On (1 – 4 – 7 – 8) . Sonny Brown – Drums On (1 – 4 – 7 – 8) . Percy Heath – Cello On (4 – 8) . Sammy Price – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Tiny Grimes – Guitar On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Arvell Shaw – Bass On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Gifford Mcdonald – Drums On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . William S. Fischer – Arranger, Electric Piano On (1) . Eddie Preston – Trumpet On (1) . Jimmy Buffington – French Horn On (1) . Harold Kohon – Violin On (1) . Sanford Allen – Violin On (1) . Kathryn Kienke – Violin On (1) . Regis Iandiorio – Violin On (1) . Tony Posk – Violin On (1) . Yoko Matsuo – Violin On (1) . Doreen Callender – Violin On (1) . Selwart Clarke – Viola On (1) . Linda Lawrence – Viola On (1) . Julien Barber – Viola On (1) . Eugene Moye – Cello On (1) . Jonathan Abramowitz – Cello On (1) . Charles Fambrough – Cello On (1)

Production : Produced By Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joel Dorn

Recorded On July 18 1977 At Regent Sound Studios, Nyc.

Released In 1977 By Warner Bros..

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marvelmaker @ RateYourMusic
An old master who, without having to prove anything anymore (and without wanting to), delivers the feeling of the soulful and simple pleasure of making musicand just as well, hearing music. […]

allmusic
The final album Rahsaan Roland Kirk ever recorded remains one of his finest. Post-stroke, Kirk struggled with his conception of the music he was trying to make. […]

Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s ‘Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real’

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