Hello Mr. Donaldson,
I‘m so happy, that you can celebrate your 95.th birthday soon!!! Thank you so much for your contribution for a groovy world. Saw you in Cologne/subway and The Hague in the 90th.
Once again: Thank you!!!
I wish you a wonderful birthday together with family, relatives, friends and all the people you love. And of course with lots of music! I still enjoy your music a lot and wish you a very blessed and fun birthday!
Warm regards, Nico.
Good morning and thanks for your music and your sound Mr. Lou Donaldson . I have no words to express the happiness I feel listening your music. Thanks and have a good day , Happy birthday Mr. Lou.
Hey Lou,glad to see that you are still kicking! I'm listening to " Blues Walk " now. I used to see you walking around Manhattan.Usually on 5th avenue. Last time was at " Jewel's " on Broad street in Philly. I wasn't surprised that you still looked twenty five years younger. Thanks for all the great music!! I'm going to try and make that tribute to you in November. Be well!
Hi Lou I hope you’re keeping well. I played trumpet with you on 3 uk dates with you about 14 years ago. (Leeds, Brighton and The Eden Project). Be great to talk to you and hear how you are. My number is +447877758069. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. I released my debut solo album last year - Malcolm Strachan, About Time. Check it out on Spotify if you get a change. Anyway... Hope you’re well and take care ! All the best, Malc
Dear Mr. Donaldson,
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!
Dear Mr. Donaldson,
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.
Listening to Art Blakey’s A Night at Birdland this evening. Your playing is so outstanding. Thanks for the wonderful music!
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.
Hey Lou! Was just thinking of you today and called, machine said your voicemail is full. Hope you're well and hope to talk to you soon. - Jaleel
A big hug and thanks for the best music
Take care and be happy Mr. Donaldson !!!
Your Fan Nº 1
Mr Donaldson, I was listening to your sensual version of 'You're Welcome, Stop on By' and found myself here. Thank you very much for this superb version of one of my favourite songs. Happy Christmas from not-so -sunny Hackney in east London.
What a thrill to walk around the city with you in my ears -- Blues Walk comes on and you can't help but feel 100% cooler. You have given me thousands of hours of pleasure, and I got to see you and your band at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, with everyone dancing like back in the old day and having a good time. Thank you!
Lou Donaldson, you were literally one of my very first major inspirations and I can comfortably say that you have changed my life! I thank you endlessly for the immensely fine music that you've created and enlightened the world with. I've found my sound through yours and happily transcribed so much of your repertoire. Happy birthday, I hope it was the best one yet.
(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"
Dearest Sweet Poppa Lou,
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!!
Happy Birthday Lou
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.
Wishing you a very belated Happy Birthday Mr Donaldson. You are such a talented man who has brought happiness to many people with your sweet tunes. You truly are a unique and special individual. Keep smiling:)