Papa Lou. Thanks for all the great music. I cold called you about a decade ago when your daughter gave me your home phone. Just want to say thanks for all the great music and the even better break beats. Besides being an All-Star jazzman you hold a special place in Hip Hop history with some of the most iconic samples ever. Thanks again.
Hello from the UK, thankyou for such fine, stellar musicianship. Wishing you very well.
You are just wonderful. I'm an 84 yr. old tenor player.
JUST TO WISH YOU A VIRUS FREE TIME
THE MUSIC VIRUS IS SOMETHING ELSE but VERY BEST WISHES INDEED FROM THER UK
Lou you are definitely one of the best, and one of my personal favorite jazz musicians of all time. "Hotdog!"
Good Morning Lou Donaldson and daughter Carol: First, I pray your are well during these trying times. It's been over 60 years that I remember so well. I was getting into the elevator, pressing the third floor where I lived with my parents, (Jesse & Irene) and siblings, in Throg's Neck. As the elevator door slowly crept to close; it reopened; and these beautiful, well dressed black men got on with these large enclosed instruments; and I would gasp! This occasion happen more than once and as I reflect back, I always wondered who were the musicians accompanying your father. My brother and I would love to know! Thank you Lou for the exhilaration of your music. May God Bless You.
One of the best yet.
Cheers to the smoothest dude to blow a sax.
Thanks for the tunes, Mr. D
Hello Lou, I love the 'Turtle Walk' track from the 'Hot Dog' in the late 1960s and I keep playing it. I never saw you play live but I still want to say a big thank you anyway.
I love your saxophone tone. Your music always make me happy!
Thank you very much!
Dear Mr Donaldson - Congratulations on your 93rd birthday - with heartfelt thanks for sharing the gift of your gorgeous, soulful music, which will is for the ages.
Dear Lou, Happiest of birthdays to you! I had the (extreme) pleasure of meeting and talking to you in Miami on January 18, 1988 (you signed two of my albums) and again in Orlando about ten years ago, It was YOUR alto saxophone playing that got me into jazz, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Meeting you was one of the greatest experiences of my life! In addition to superb alto playing, you had me doubled-over with laughter! God bless you, Mr. Donaldson!
Happy Birthday Mr. Donaldson! I had the pleasure of seeing you perform and meeting you at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles in July 2002. You are a fantastic musician and a total class act. Thanks for all the pleasure you have given the world with your music! Have a wonderful birthday.
Saw you years ago in Cleveland at the Sirhhar House Excellent Show one Awesome Saxophonists 🎷🎷🎷🎷🎷🎷🎷👌🏾👍🏾😎 Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎊🎉 .
Happy Birthday Lou from the Town of Badin. You are an entertainer extraordinaire, a walking master class and a true source of pride and joy. Badin couldn't ask for a finer ambassador of art and soul than it has in you. We've got something cooking back home that might put a smile on your face so swing in and see us when you can. Until then, play on good man, play on.
I still enjoy your music every day ever since I discovered it. There were several albums in my fathers collection and as a teenage bassplayer I was very eager in learning all kinds of music. I loved the sound of your sax immediately, and I have done ever since. I hope you are well. Lots of love and friendship from the Netherlands to you and your beloved ones!
Dear Mr Donaldson,
We are forever grateful for your talent, music and inspiration! But above all were are forever grateful for putting our son to sleep every night since he was 2 weeks old!! He's surely your littlest biggest fan!! His reaction to your music is unique and unbelievable! We love you so much! Thank you!
Dear Lou, thank you for your creativity!
Your music helps to live and keep self-control in difficult moments.
I write through an online translator, so it's not cool.
Happy 91st Birthday to Sweet Poppa Lou!!
Born: November 1, 1926
With love from all your adoring Fans, Friends, and Family
Thanks for the best music, Mr. Donaldson, I am your fan Nº1.
I'm Argentinean living in Barcelona.
I hope to see it for Barcelona soon.
Thanks for the music, absolute legend!
Everything you play is Funky!