Johnny Adams Good Morning Heartache
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- Released: August 1, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Rounder / Umgd
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Personnel: Johnny Adams (vocals); Walter "Wolfman" Washington (guitar); Joe Saulsbury, Jr. (alto saxophone); Tony Dagradi, Ralph Johnson (tenor saxophone); Edward "Kidd" Jordan (baritone saxophone); Clyde Kerr, Jr. (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jamil Sharif (trumpet); Maynard Chatters (trombone); David Torkanowsky (piano, keyboards); James Singleton (bass); Johnny Vidacovich (drums).
Recorded at Ultrasonic Recording Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana in April 1993. Includes liner notes by Michael "Mr. Jazz" Gourrier & Scott Billington.
Personnel: Johnny Adams (vocals, trombone); Walter "Wolfman" Washington (guitar); Joe Saulsbury, Jr. (saxophone, alto saxophone); Ralph Johnson , Tony Dagradi (tenor saxophone); Edward "Kidd" Jordan (baritone saxophone); Clyde Kerr (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jamil Sharif (trumpet); Maynard Chatters (trombone); David Torkanowsky (piano, keyboards); Johnny Vidacovich (drums).
Audio Mixer: David Farrell .
Liner Note Author: Scott Billington.
Recording information: Ultrasonic Recording Studios, New Orleans, LA (04/1993).
Photographer: Rick Olivier.
Arrangers: David Torkanowsky; Wardell Quezergue.
This is billed as New Orleans legend Adams' first jazz album, which isn't 100% accurate if you count the fourth track, "The Jealous Kind." A great '60s Memphis soul ballad by first generation rock songwriter Bobby Charles, it's stylistically very similar to any number of things Adams has recorded over the years, and by no stretch of the imagination jazz. The rest of the album, however, lives up to the claim, with Adams fronting both a small group and a big band and sounding great in both settings, whether delivering "You Don't Know About Love" with a heartbreaking, hushed intensity, or swinging like mad through Sammy Cahn's "Teach Me Tonight."
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