WRITE A TRIBUTE TO LOU!
Thank you for your contribution to music as a whole, thank you for your contribution to the Jazz genre. The first Lou Donaldson record I heard was a 45 of my grandfather’s collection. It was your rendition of “Say It Loud”. I found out shortly after that it was a cover of James Brown. I would find more of your recordings and so would many of the Golden Era of Hip Hop’s top producers. Records like “Pot Belly” and “Ode to Billy Joe” would become staples for other generations to revere. “Bye Bye Blackbird” is another one of my favorites. Also thank you for having this forum so that aficionados can let you know personally how you have touched their souls with your musical gifts. Salute Legend!
I have loved Blueswalk since my teens and still listen to it very often.
Your swinging playing and the beautiful piano solo, plus the drums with Barretto's Conga represent to me the essence of real jazz. These musicians are conversing perfectly in the language of true unadulterated jazz music.
I'm a jazz pianist and friends with one of your friends, Houston Person.We are producing an album and intend to record Blueswalk! I hope it will make you some $$$! More about this project later... I am in great admiration of you and your music. Not sure if you're still playing but I wish you the very best.
I bought a record (not cd) goodness gracious me... and after that, I just wanted to hear and learn about all you jazz people.
I can easily say you helped me to cope with life itself.
I am a guitar player myself, right now really into charlie christian.
And than I saw you on Tv, a documentary on blue note.
When all this covid-19 stuff is over, I'll be coming over to the states, especially for the jazz ;-).
You're such a great musician, thank you so much.
As a federal police agent counter terrorism, I get confronted by much evil of mankind, your music helps me staying humane and keep sane
Thank you dear Sir, so much.
All the best to you, and your dear ones.
Take care and be happy Mr. Donaldson !!!
Your Fan Nº 1
(Written while listening to Split Kick [Live at Birdland,1954])
You are the reason i picked up alto sax.
Thank you for such great musical memories which i can think off whenever i feel down .(i mean i can hum your songs , they swing)
Happy belated birthday , may you have many more
Love from India
Every morning your music brings the light into my life since i Lost my wife sweet Angela.
Did you ever play a song named "Angela"
On behalf of all of us at the Sunshine Jazz Org, we can never thank you enough for your friendship, talent and generousity over these many wonderful years. You have known us for many decades, celebrating our anniversaries with us, and last December you joined us with Ms. Alice Day for her final South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame celebration as you were Inducted. Very fond memories. Wishing you a fabulous, healthy year ahead. Much love, peace & Happy 94th Birthday!!
Thank you very much for the music you offer to us. I try to find your recordings through the years. Your playing is always suberb through all your periods, until today
Thank you for many hours of musical enjoyment. My husband & I shall
always treasure your thoughts of the 50's jazz scene's business side given on the Jazz cruise.
I hope you had a fantastic day!! I was just listening to one of your fine tunes and thought I'd look you up! I saw you a few years ago (not that many) at the Detroit Jazz festival and you were my favorite performer by far!
God bless you Lou. I look forward to wishing you another happy birthday next year. I will try to make it on time, next.time. - Ron
Happy Birthday! I am only playing my alto since March, but I have developed an ear and am so glad to have found you! Peace to you and your family.