Happy 94th Birthday to one of my favorite human beings, Sweet Poppa Lou!
Dear Mister Donaldson - thanks for sharing this life-time of amazing music.
Have a wonderful Birthday, Sweet Papa Lou!
A wonderful person, extraordinary musician, and the purest of them all!!!!
Adam and I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday today!!
Have some birthday cake and blow out those candles!! Enjoy
Thee and Adam
Dear Poppa Lou,
Wishing you love, good health and everlasting joy and happiness on you birthday......and thank you for your friendship!
Reverend Moses -Aka Abbas-
hey,just heard on the french radio (FIP) it was your birthday! HAPPY BDAY MR DONALDSON!
Happy Birthday Sweet Papa! The sweet notes continue...enjoy your day!
Hello Dear Mr. Lou, I and my wife Kerry wish you all the best for your birthday! The entire Jazzkeller Frankfurt family sends you and your family our sincere wishes for a healthy and safe year. Thank you for your amazing contribution to the jazz culture! Eugen Hahn
Happy birthday brother Donaldson from Greensboro NC, home to your old friend Charlie Morrison and birthplace of Dannie Richmond and Tal Farlow. Was listening to your "Everything I play is Funky" and "Here 'Tis" this morning while I work from home. Hope you and family are well. Thanks for all the great music.
Happy Birthday Poppa Lou,
Thank you for teaching me what real jazz is, for all your years of support of AASF, and for great jokes. Meow. Keep Celebrating. Lots of love, the Julian Family
Dear Mr. Donaldson, hope you have a wonderful birthday! Had a nice chat with your daughter yesterday, and I guess she will fill you in on what we talked about. Would love to talk to you sometime. Meantime, just listened to "Wailing with Lou," and before that, "Alligator Boogaloo." Wonderful sounds, sir!
Hi Lou, Happy Birthday!. Thank you for making our world a better place with your music. I saw you perform at the Village Vanguard a few years ago with Pat Bianchi playing the organ, it was a performance that I'll never forget.
I just want to give my best greetings to Mr. Lou Donaldson, witch I consider to be one of the best saxophone players of all history.
With the best regards,
Happy Birthday Lou ...... I'm a huge fan having your recordings on vinyl in my collection ...... Bless to see such an incredible age, God bless you sir
Whenever I get in a bad mood, your beautiful music cheers me up for example this wonderful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNnpk50vfhU&app=desktop among many others.
I am missing traveling to your concerts...
Hello from Portugal. "Lou’s Blues" is a well known song in Portugal, specially among listeners of jazz. It is the introduction (and ending) tune to the oldest radio jazz show that currently exists in our country. It is called "5 minutes of Jazz" and is presented by the one and only Jose Duarte. By oldest I mean 54 years old (as of 2020).
I knew this tune long before I knew who Lou Donaldson was.
Best wishes to one of the best.
From Portugal, obrigado and boa sorte.
Dear Mr Donaldson Just playing Swing & Soul
It’s a beautiful session Thank you for all the wonderful
Music We were lucky enough to sit next to you 10 years ago at Birdland at a Louis Hayes gig My wife did speak to you and commented on you being a gentleman All the best Peter & Jane Sydney Australia
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.