Kirkatron/Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real

Kirkatron/Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real

by Rahsaan Roland KirkRahsaan Roland Kirk




This issue combines two late-period Rahsaan Roland Kirk albums: Kirkatron, begun shortly before the major stroke that debilitated him and shortened his life, and Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real, his first attempt at a comeback and his final recording. Kirkatron hosts three tunes recorded for it, and nine more that were outtakes from the preceding 5000 Lb. Man sessions, and a few from the Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival concert. As such it does contain a number of tunes that define the man at the height of his powers including a cover of Leon Russell's "This Masquerade," the live "Serenade to a Cuckoo," and a fine "Bright Moments." His bandmates on the date include a young Hilton Ruiz on piano and Steve Turre. Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real does stand in contrast to Kirkatron. The intensity and intention is there, but it's more subtle, informed no doubt by the fact that Kirk had taught himself to play with only his left hand because his right had been rendered unusable by the accident. He also employed a full string section, taking his music into a new direction. But there are beautiful and deeply soulful moments here, as well, including "Summertime," the wonderfully up "Dorthaan's Walk," the deep blues of "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor," and the barrelhouse title track which opens the set.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431767528
catalogNumber: 7675

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Flute,Harmonica,Tenor Saxophone,Lyricon,Kalimba,Manzello,Electric Kalimba
Charles Fambrough   Cello
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Walter Perkins   Drums
Hilton Ruiz   Keyboards
Howard Johnson   Tuba
Trudy Pitts   Organ
Sammy Price   Piano
Percy Heath   Cello
Jonathan Abramowitz   Cello
Adrienne Albert   Background Vocals
Sanford Allen   Violin
Julien Barber   Viola
Todd Barkan   Percussion
Phil Bowler   Bass
Alfred Brown   Viola
Sonny Brown   Drums
James Buffington   French Horn
Doreen Callender   Violin
Francine Caroll   Background Vocals
Selwart Clarke   Viola
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Gordon Edwards   Bass
William S. Fischer   Synthesizer,Conductor,Electric Piano,Arp Strings
Milt Grayson   Background Vocals
Jerry Griffin   Drums
Hilda Harris   Background Vocals
Kenneth Harris   Flute
Michael Hill   Vocals
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Kathryn Kienke   Violin
Harold Kohon   Violin
Linda Lawrence   Viola
James Madison   Drums
Yoko Matsuo   Violin
Kermit Moore   Cello
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Romeo Penque   Reeds
Charlie Persip   Drums
Randy Peyton Quartet   Background Vocals
Tony Posk   Violin
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Maretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Richard Tee   Keyboards
Steve Turre   Trombone
Tony Waters   Percussion
Buster Williams   Bass
Billy Butler   Guitar
Bill Carney   Drums
Milton Suggs   Bass
Ruddley Thibodeaux   Tambourine
Metathias Pearson   Bass
Gifford McDonald   Drums
Arthur Williams   Background Vocals
Maeretha Stewart   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Charles Fambrough   Personnel
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Arranger,Composer,Personnel
Walter Perkins   Personnel
Hilton Ruiz   Personnel
Mel Tormé   Composer
Stanley Turrentine   Composer
Howard Johnson   Personnel
Trudy Pitts   Personnel
Sammy Price   Personnel
Percy Heath   Composer,Personnel
Jonathan Abramowitz   Personnel
Adrienne Albert   Personnel
Sanford Allen   Personnel
Julien Barber   Personnel
Todd Barkan   Composer,Personnel
Alfred Brown   Personnel
Sonny Brown   Personnel
James Buffington   Personnel
Doreen Callender   Personnel
Francine Caroll   Personnel
Selwart Clarke   Personnel
Cornell Dupree   Personnel
Duke Ellington   Composer
Gordon Edwards   Personnel
William S. Fischer   Arranger,String Arrangements,String Ensemble,Personnel
Frank Foster   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Milt Grayson   Personnel
Jerry Griffin   Personnel
Hilda Harris   Personnel
Kenneth Harris   Personnel
Michael Hill   Personnel
Regis Iandiorio   Personnel
Kathryn Kienke   Personnel
Harold Kohon   Personnel
Linda Lawrence   Personnel
Bob Liftin   Remixing
James Madison   Personnel
Yoko Matsuo   Personnel
Vince McGarry   Engineer,Remixing
Kermit Moore   Personnel
Eugene J. Moye   Personnel
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Romeo Penque   Personnel
Charlie Persip   Personnel
Randy Peyton Quartet   Personnel
Tony Posk   Personnel
Eddie Preston   Personnel
Arvell Shaw   Personnel
Richard Tee   Personnel
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Steve Turre   Personnel
Tony Waters   Personnel
Robert Wells   Composer
Buster Williams   Personnel
John Cabalka   Art Direction
Stanislaw Zagorski   Cover Painting
Peter Corriston   Cover Design
Robert "Lip" Liftin   Engineer
Dave Heffernan   Illustrations,Original Illustration
Bill Carney   Personnel
Milton Suggs   Personnel
Ruddley Thibodeaux   Personnel
Traditional   Composer
Dorthaan Kirk   Liner Notes
Gifford McDonald   Personnel
Maeretha Stewart   Personnel

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