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Randy Smith Randy Smith from Kobe wrote on November 1, 2020 at 3:46 AM
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!
Joe Arens Joe Arens from SPRINGFIELD, MO wrote on October 30, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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.
TomΓ‘s Cavaco TomΓ‘s Cavaco from Lisbon wrote on October 29, 2020 at 7:02 PM
Hi there,

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,

TomΓ‘s Cavaco
Roger Drakes Roger Drakes from Hollywood CA ex UK (London) wrote on October 27, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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
Enno Enno from Dublin wrote on October 7, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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...

Best wishes!
Nelson Pinto Nelson Pinto from Esmoriz - Portugal wrote on October 6, 2020 at 3:36 AM
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.

Nelson Pinto
Peter Peter from Sydney wrote on September 29, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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
GUILLERMO "BILLY" SUAREZ GUILLERMO "BILLY" SUAREZ from Fort Lauderdale wrote on September 22, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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.


Jo G Jo G from London wrote on September 8, 2020 at 4:21 PM
Hello from the UK, thankyou for such fine, stellar musicianship. Wishing you very well.
Vincent Mischitelli Vincent Mischitelli from Cape Coral wrote on August 1, 2020 at 9:24 PM
You are just wonderful. I'm an 84 yr. old tenor player.
david edmondson edmondson david edmondson edmondson from kendal cumbria engalnd uk wrote on July 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Troy Albanese Troy Albanese from Tucson wrote on July 5, 2020 at 4:16 PM
Lou you are definitely one of the best, and one of my personal favorite jazz musicians of all time. "Hotdog!"
Jacqueline Thomas Jacqueline Thomas from Waldorf wrote on June 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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.
Match Canan Match Canan from Circleville, Ohio wrote on June 24, 2020 at 8:55 PM
One of the best yet.
Cheers to the smoothest dude to blow a sax.
Thanks for the tunes, Mr. D
Len Burnette Len Burnette from London wrote on December 11, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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.
Takefumi Takefumi from Nagoya, Japan wrote on November 19, 2019 at 8:41 AM
I love your saxophone tone. Your music always make me happy!
Thank you very much!
James Hamilton James Hamilton from Toronto wrote on November 1, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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.
Dan Feldman Dan Feldman from Orlando, FL wrote on November 1, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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!
Reuter Julius Reuter Julius from Guadalupe wrote on November 1, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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.
Tony jones Tony jones from Cleveland Ohio wrote on November 1, 2019 at 11:23 AM
Saw you years ago in Cleveland at the Sirhhar House Excellent Show one Awesome Saxophonists πŸŽ·πŸŽ·πŸŽ·πŸŽ·πŸŽ·πŸŽ·πŸŽ·πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜Ž Happy birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ .